17 Benefits of Tribulation

#PRAYFORMH370: My heartfelt prayers go out to the families and passengers aboard flight MH370, and to everyone affected. For us Muslims, this is the time to increase our remembrance of Allah SWT and all His blessings upon us. Prophet Muhammad’s (may Allah’s peace and blessings be upon him) said: “The closest the Lord is to the servant is in the final depths of the night. If you can be of those who remember Allah at that time, then be!” [Tirmidhi].  Continue reading

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Memorandum MuslimUPRo 22 Oktober 2013

MEMORANDUM GABUNGAN PERTUBUHAN-PERTUBUHAN ISLAM DI DALAM PROSES UPR (MuslimUPRo)

22 Oktober 2013M bersamaan 17 Dzulhijjah 1434H

Gabungan Pertubuhan-pertubuhan Islam di dalam Proses Semakan Berkala Sejagat (UPR) Majlis Hak Asasi Manusia atau ringkasnya MuslimUPRo telah digagaskan sebagai salah satu usaha untuk memantau NGO-NGO Hak Asasi Manusia (HAM) dan pertubuhan-pertubuhan sekular-liberal yang menggunakan saluran Gabungan NGO Malaysia di dalam Proses UPR (COMANGO), untuk menuntut perkara-perkara yang mencabar kedudukan Islam sebagai agama Negara melalui Proses Semakan Berpenggal Sejagat (UPR) Majlis Hak Asasi Manusia HRC (UN) di Geneva, Switzerland yang akan melibatkan Malaysia pada 24 Oktober 2013. Continue reading

Dr. Abdal Hakim Murad’s advice for the youth

The following is an extract of an interview with Shaykh Dr. Abdal Hakim Murad published earlier in the Fifteen21 Youth Magazine.

“If you are studying, especially religious subjects, you should read Imam al-Ghazali’s little book ‘O Youth’ (Ayyuha’l-Walad), in the excellent translation by the British Muslim scholar Tobias Mayer. He shows in very simple language how to study in a way that yields light, sincerity and blessing. My recent book Commentary on the Eleventh Contentions also tries to be uplifting for young people, dealing with modern political and intellectual questions in a hundred short sound bites.

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Tuntutan nama Allah Di Mahkamah – Wawancara I

Azril Mohd Amin, Naib Presiden Persatuan Peguam-peguam Muslim Malaysia (PPMM) berpendapat kes kalimah Allah yang sedang dibicarakan di mahkamah hari ini memberi implikasi yang sangat besar terhadap umat Islam.

Menurut beliau, sekiranya pihak Titular Roman Catholic Archibishop of Kuala Lumpur (Titular Gereja) dibenarkan mahkamah menggunakan kalimah Allah dalam akhbar mingguan Katolik ‘The Herald’, kesannya bukan setakat penerbitan itu, malah terhadap pernerbitan dan perkara lain. Continue reading

Penegasan PPMM berhubung Rang Undang-undang Pentadbiran Agama Islam (WP) 2013

PPMM tegaskan pendirian berhubung Rang Undang-undang Pentadbiran Agama Islam (Wilayah-wilayah Persekutuan) 2013

Kontroversi yang sengaja diwujudkan sesetengah pihak berhubung pembentangan rang undang-undang Pentadbiran Agama Islam (Wilayah-wilayah Persekutuan) 2013 masih belum reda, khususnya apabila wujud kenyataan-kenyataan tidak bertanggungjawab pihak-pihak yang tidak memahami aspek-aspek kedudukan Islam di Malaysia serta percubaan mengelirukan masyarakat awam. Continue reading

Penyalahgunaan nama suci Allah – NECF

Disiarkan di The Malaysian Insider.

Kenyataan Akhbar Persatuan Peguam Muslim Malaysia (PPMM): 14 Mei 2013 bersamaan 4 Rejab 1434

Penyalahgunaan nama suci Allah – National Christian Fellowship Malaysia (NECF)

Pada hari ini pihak Persatuan Peguam Muslim Malaysia (PPMM) telah menerima aduan daripada beberapa Pertubuhan Islam Bukan Kerajaan (NGI) berhubung satu poster di laman sosial Facebook yang dipercayai melanggar peruntukan-peruntukan di dalam  Enakmen Ugama Bukan Islam (Kawalan Pengembangan di Kalangan Orang Islam) 1988.  Poster daripada pihak gereja tersebut boleh dimuat turun dari laman http://www.necf.org.my/view_file.cfm?fileid=613.

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Revisit: Commission not meant for interfaith dialogue

[Note] There are attempts to revive the now-stalled Interfaith Commission (IFC), as reflected through the manipulative ways and media statements issued by certain members of the so-called Cabinet Special Inter-faith panel or “Jawatankuasa Mempromosi Kefahaman dan Keharmonian Antara Agama” (JKMPKA).

The JKMPKA, it seems, is now being dominated by those who want to have the IFC to move again in motion, with the aim of eventually having its draft bill tabled and enacted in the Dewan Rakyat. Most of the non-Muslim representatives in JKMPKA are also leaders of the Malaysian Consultative Council of Buddhism, Christianity, Hinduism, Sikhism and Taoism (MCCBCHST).

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A little self reminder: Al Ghazali’s Wisdom on Humility

Extract from The Beginning of Guidance (Bidayat al Hidaya) by Al Ghazali: “Your belief that you are better than others is sheer ignorance. Rather you ought not to look at anyone without considering that he is better than you and superior to you. Thus, if you see a child, you say, ‘This person has never sinned against God, but I have sinned, and so he is better than I.’ And if you see an older person, you say, ‘This man was a servant of God before me, and is certainly better than I.’ If he is a scholar, you say, ‘This man has been given what I have not been given and reached what I did not reach, and knows what I am ignorant of; then how shall I be like him?’ Continue reading