Being in the company of the Righteous

Prophet Muhammad (peace and blessings be upon him) told us that the blessing of Allah the Most Exalted is with those who gather and work as a unified front (jama’a) for the cause of Islam. In a hadith Prophet Muhammad (peace and blessings be upon him) said: ‘Allah’s hand is upon the jama’a.’ (Tirmidhi.) Continue reading


“Pray to Allah for forgiveness”

The following is a moving story about “Istighfar“. Imam Ahmad Bin Hanbal, a renowned scholar of Islam and a famous theologian, is also considered to be the founder of the Hanbali school of fiqh (Islamic jurisprudence) and is one of the most celebrated Sunni theologians, often referred to as the “Sheikh ul-Islam” or the “Imam of Ahl al-Sunnah.” Continue reading

The hazards to Islamic NGOs

The following is my brief response to the piece ‘Reclaiming higher moral ground‘:

The PEMBELA event on 7 May 2011 was held on a moderate scale. Unlike the ‘Shariah & Isu Semasa” forum back in July 2006 at Masjid Wilayah, which drew huge attendance of the public, the conservative target of the recent occasion was about 300 attendees (at least 150 turned up.) The recent gathering provided an occasion for the organizers to touch base with the leaders of Islamic NGOs while expanding our network base and to remind them of the long struggle that we must continue in light of the emerging issues, especially the ‘Al Kitab’ controversy. Continue reading

Reviving the humane among our Muslims

COMMENT We know that Allah the Most Exalted wants us to return to Him as human beings, not as human in form yet showing many animal qualities. The one letter “e” makes the difference. The first sign of a humane Muslim is that he treats other Muslims as if they were true human beings, not as victims of poverty, war crimes, rich inheritances, elderly or senile, or anything else. Continue reading

Resolusi 6 perkara Perhimpunan PEMBELA 7 Mei 2011

Isu-isu pokok yang dipersetujui sebagai resolusi Perhimpunan Pimpinan Pertubuhan-pertubuhan Islam Se-Malaysia yang berlangsung di Dewan Muktamar Pusat Islam, Kuala Lumpur pada 7hb Mei 2011.

  • Menegaskan semula kewibawaan institusi fatwa sebagai institusi yang perlu dihormati semua, termasuk bukan Islam walaupun mereka tidak terikat dengan institusi tersebut. Institusi fatwa merupakan salah satu saluran pembentukan undang-undang berkaitan Islam yang diiktiraf oleh perundangan Negara; Continue reading

The never ending story


The President of the International Movement for a Just World (JUST), Dr. Chandra Muzaffar warned us on the day of Osama bin Laden‘s death that the root causes of terrorism have not yet been addressed. He reminded us that Osama’s Number Two is 100% committed to the terrorist way, and the danger of revenge may be even greater than before. The fact is that the major issues that caused al-Qaeda to recruit disaffected and confused young Muslims to its mission remain largely unaddressed.

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On the recent pandemonium in Masjid Amru Al-As, Sentul

The recent pandemonium in Masjid Amru Al-As is the direct responsibility of the authority holding back all news on the Anwar case. Technology is freely available to identify the “prominent politician” on that sex tape, yet this information is not released. If the man is NOT Anwar, we need to know NOW. If it IS Anwar, we also need to know. This issue must be buried as it has been the cause of tremendous derision of Malaysia and her “jungle politics”, in many countries of the world. Continue reading