Thursday, March 6, 2014

Kassim Ahmad - Satu Lagi Kejutan

1) Sekali lagi kejutan dibuat oleh Kassim Ahmad. Kali ini bukan melalui karya - karya atau catitan kontroversi beliau. Tetapi ucapan beliau ketika seminar Kassim Ahmad Suatu Penilaian yang dibuat di Yayasan Kepimpinan Perdana dimana ucaptama dan perasmian telah disampai oleh Tun Dr Mahathir.

2) Sejujurnya aku berminat untuk menghadiri seminar tersebut, tetapi malangnya aku tidak kesempatan disebabkan kesuntukan masa. Nama Kassim Ahmad bukanlah baru pada aku, malah arwah ayah ku amat meminati beliau, mungkin kerana pemikiran beliau selari yang lebih bersifat sosialis ketika dahulu. Suatu lagi persamaan diantara mereka berdua ialah, kedua - duanya amat meminati dan mendalami al-Quran. Ketika akhir hayat, arwah banyak mendalami Quran. Arwah banyak berkongsi pendapat dan pandangan dengan sahabat karib beliau Abang It (aku kurang pasti nama sebenar beliau), Abang It sering kerumah untuk berbicara dengan arwah, berbagai - bagai topik dibincangkan termasuklah al-Quran. Abang It bukanlah seorang yang digemari oleh orang kampung, beliau tidak mempunyai ramai kawan, malah tidak ke masjid setiap kali sembahyang Jumaat, tetapi beliaulah kawan baik arwah ayah ku. Malangnya aku masih kecil lagi untuk berbicara dan mendengar perbincangan mereka berdua. Setahu aku mereka juga pernah berbicara tentang perbezaan terjemahan al-Quran dalam bahasa Inggeris oleh beberapa orang penterjemah.

3) Antara hadis dan al-Quran haruslah diketahui darjatnya, yang manakah patut diutamakan jika berlaku pertelingkahan hukum antara dua hadis. Malah pada aku, ajaran Quran itu perlu dituruti, manakala hadis pula adalah pelengkap ajaran Islam yang dibawa oleh Nabi Muhammad SAW. Begitu juga darjat antara Allah dengan Nabi Muhammad SAW, sudah tentu Allah itu lebih tinggi dari Nabi Muhammad SAW. Mungkin ada kebenaran apa yang diucapkan oleh Kassim Ahmad, yang mengkritik umat Islam, yang telah meletakkan darjat Nabi Muhammad itu setaraf dengan Allah SWT. Sedangkan baginda merupakan Rasulullah atau wakil Allah. Umat Islam ketika ini juga telah meletakkan hadis setaraf dengan al-Quran sehinggakan sanggup mengkafirkan saudara seagama dengan berlandaskan hadis semata - mata.

4) Sejak kewafakatan Nabi Muhammad SAW lebih dari 1400 tahun dahulu, berbagai - bagai tafsiran telah dibuat oleh para ulama, baik dalam soal ilmu fiqah mahu pun ilmu tauhid. Hasilnya umat Islam telah berpecah, dan bercakaran sesama kita. Umat Islam jelas jauh terbelakang dalam serba - serbi, semuanya disebabkan tidak lagi menuruti ajaran Islam yang sebenar, ajaran Quran yang turun sebagai wahyu Allah SWT yang dibawa diajar oleh Nabi Muhammad SAW. Umat Islam lebih terpengaruh dengan ajaran ustaz - ustaz dan golongan yang dilabel sebagai ulama yang mendakwa mereka sahaja yang berhak menentukan dan mentafsir al-Quran. Sebarang bentuk usaha untuk mendalami al-Quran akan dihalang dengan mendakwa hanya mereka sahaja yang boleh mentafsir al-Quran. Akhirnya kualiti umat Islam akan luntur. Yang tinggal hanya umat Islam yang dapat menerima bulat - bulat ajaran tok guru tanpa berfikir sama sekali. Jelas ia amat bertentangan dengan ajaran Quran yang menuntut umatNya agar berfikir dan menggunakan akal dengan bijak.

5) Akibatnya selama 1000 tahun lebih sejak kewafatan Nabi Muhammad SAW, umat Islam telah berpecah disebabkan oleh ajaran para ulama ini. Sedangkan Islam yang dibawa oleh Nabi SAW hanyalah satu Islam, tiada dua atau tiganya. Tiada mazhab Syafie, mahupun Hambali atau pun Syiah yang dibawa. Inilah punca sebenar perpecahan umat Islam ketika ini, berpunca dari tidak lagi mendalami ajaran Islam sebenar yang diwahyukan melalui RasulNya, sebaliknya lebih mempercayai ajaran ustaz - ustaz.

6) Hadis hanyalah sebagai pelengkap - yang melengkapi ajaran Quran. Quran itu mukjizat, tiada cacat celanya walaupun berusia lebih 1400 tahun. Manakala hadis datang selepas kewafatan Rasululah SAW, yang dikumpul oleh para ulama terdahulu 200 tahun selepas kewafatan Rasullullah.

7) Aku percaya ulama terdahulu, yang mengkaji dan mengumpul hadis, menjalankan penilaian dengan berlandaskan al-Quran untuk menentukan kesahihannya. Tapi perlu diingat, manusia itu tidak dapat lari dari cacat cela dan membuat kesilapan, ada khilafnya, kerana itu merupakan fitrah kejadian manusia itu sendiri yang merupakan khalifah di muka bumi ini. Justeru pada aku tidak semua hadis boleh diterima secara mutlak, bergantung kepada zaman. Malah terdapat juga hadis yang bertentangan walaupun ia datang dari kalangan mazhab al-Sunnah Wal Jamaah.

8) Aku dapati pandangan Kassim Ahmad agak idealistik apabila beliau membicarakan tentang sosiologi dan socio engineering. Perlaksanaan ideologi berdasarkan apa yang beliau fahami dari al-Quran juga boleh dipertikaikan, contohnya apabila beliau membicarakan tentang timbang dan tara [check and balance] yang dianggap idea dari Barat. Pada aku sistem geopolitik Malaysia masih memerlukan parti pembangkang dalam menjadi pengimbang tara kepada parti pemerintah agar tidak lari landasan yang betul. Walaupun realitinya parti pembangkang gagal dalam menjadi pemangkin atau pembangkang yang membina kepada negara dan rakyat. Tetapi secara paktikalnya inilah sistem yang terbaik yang kita ada ketika ini walaupun terdapat cacat celanya.

9) Bersediakah rakyat Malaysia menerima sistem yang baru? Setidak - tidaknya bersediakah rakyat Malaysia  menerima sistem komunis yang masih lagi dilaksanakan oleh China ketika ini? Sistem satu parti yang mentadbir dan memerintah secara absolute. Aku agak skeptikal dengan penerimaan rakyat terhadap sistem komunis mahupun sosialis, rata - rata masih lagi kurang matang dan tidak bersedia menerima setiap sistem baru jika ingin dilaksanakan. Malah jika diamati China juga melaksanakannya setiap sistem secara beransur - ansur, contohnya dengan menerima sistem ekonomi terbuka yang bersifat kapitalis tetapi diperintah secara komunis dan sosialis. Begitu juga dengan Mesir, Bangladesh mahupun Iraq, dapatkah negara - negara ini melaksanakan demokrasi? Sejujurnya aku kurang pasti dan ragu - ragu, malah mungkin sistem kuku besi mahu diktatorship merupakan yang terbaik untuk negara - negara ini. Perlu dingat setiap yang dicipta oleh manusia itu terdapat cacat celanya, kecuali ciptaan Allah SWT. Malah demokrasi yang diguna pakai ketika ini juga mengambil masa beribu tahun untuk dapat dilaksanakan . Sebelum itu manusia telah mencipta berbagai - bagai sistem, daripada feudalism, socialism, communism hinggalah ke demokrasi. Akibatnya berjuta - juta umat manusia telah meninggal atau mati akibat kesilapan, kelemahan dan salah guna kuasa yang terhasil dari sistem ciptaan manusia ini.

10) Perletakan martabat agama Islam seperti yang terkandung dalam perlembagaan haruslah dikekalkan, kerana ia jelas memberi manfaat kepada orang Islam di Malaysia. Walaupun memeluk Islam itu bukanlah paksaan seperti yang diajar oleh al-Quran, tetapi sekurang - kurangnya kedudukan Islam dalam perlembagaan itu sedikit sebanyak dapat memartabatkan Islam dan dapat mengelak dan mengurangkan kadar murtad di kalangan umat Islam di Malaysia, malah ia mungkin dapat menarik minat orang bukan Islam agar tertarik kepada Islam. Inilah perkara yang sering kita terkhilaf, mungkin di Indonesia isu murtad bukanlah merupakan polemik atau isu yang besar tetapi murtad merupakan isu yang sangat sensitif kepada orang Melayu di Malaysia. Jelas sekali budaya dan  perlaksanaan undang - undang di Malaysia amat berlainan dengan Indonesia. Bukankah menerima kepelbagaian itu juga merupakan salah satu ajaran Islam. Bukankah bagi mu agama mu bagi ku agama aku.

11) Percayalah tiada satu yang absolute dalam dunia, tidak boleh terlebih dan terkurang dalam perlaksanaannya, sesuatu yang berada di antara, seperti kata Kassim Ahmad "mudarat kalau tidak makan, tetapi kalau makan terlalu banyak pun mudarat". Inilah keindahan ciptaan Allah SWT yang sering kita terlupa.

Saturday, February 15, 2014

Islamic Renaisance

1) A friend of mine suggested there will be the renaissance of Islamic empire or civilisation from the East, which will be from Malaysia. Honestly, I am doubt about it. And the first question came out from my mind, are we Malaysian Muslims practicing a true teaching of Islam that will elevate and redeem back the dignity and pride of our religion? My answer is not exactly. Why? Because the current scenario that happening around us prove my notion.

2) Generally Malaysian Muslims are religious addicted. Addicted with series of ceramah of so called religious preacher who fills their follower with a believe that do not bring added value to us as muslim and ummah. What we are more interested is the sin and reward we might get if we do this and that. We never ask this preacher, how we should do to change the fate of our muslim world? Our question is more incline towards a self centred issue, what we can and what we can't.

3) Fiqh creeds is more enticing than think Islam is a way of life. Frequently we ignoring other positive teaching that Islam taught us. We are easily deceived by certain preachers who disguise in Arabic customs, and accepted their teaching blindly without thinking twice. Eventually it lead us towards club of dooms, and thus a so called of Islamic renaissance gone with the wind, left in the memory never materialized.

4) The foundation and position of Islam in this country are well placed in the constitution, initiated by our forefather since independent. There's no constitution in any countries including Arab's that recognizing race by it religion. Only Malay have this privileges. Unfortunately there are many ungrateful Malays and "mudah lupa" [easy to forget]. They forget where they come from - obsessed by ego, considering their achievement solely theirs. Taking liberal thinking up to the point of obstructing other fellow brother from achieving the same feat - which is totally unfair.

6) They become ego, though they know everything, trying to lecture the government how to manage and run the country. A plague that infecting to most Malay nowadays. They never set on the reality drown in idealism. My worry is. If we do not change by now, a sort of punishment will come that will remove all the privileges that we enjoyed all this while. We do not have any one else to blame other than us. We can't blame other races for taking opportunities available. We can't blame other races for maximising opportunity they have.

7) We have ourselves to blame for allowing our inferior trait swallowed other races. We need to be more self centred against other races, have to be a type of Malaysian Jew, a kind of tit-for-that of doing things.              

Tuesday, December 24, 2013

Renungan Untuk Peringatan Bersama

1) Sedarkah ketika kita sibuk mendedah aib orang, tanpa disedari kita telah membuka aib diri sendiri. Mungkin terlalu marah dan disaluti oleh dendam kesumat dan kebencian, kita terlupa terdapat 1001 aib diri yang diketahui oleh orang lain juga.

2) Orang putih kata "it takes one to know one" - mungkin bidalan ini boleh diguna pakai dalam situasi di atas. Macam abang aku kata, kalau kita hendak mendedahkan keburukan orang lain, kita haruslah benar - benar bersih / baik, kalau tidak ia tidak laku / valid.

3) Sentiasa beringatlah jika ingin melakukan sesuatu dan sentiasa bermuhasabahlah, kerana jika jujur dengan diri sendiri kita akan dapat mengelak dari melakukan kesilapan dan kesalahan.

4) Walaubagaimanapun aku ingin mengucap ribuan terima kasih kepada semua pengunjung blog ini kerana sudi meluangkan masa membaca dan mengulas setiap post yang disiarkan. Untuk pengetahuan semua, setiap post yang disiarkan hanyalah pengalaman dan pandangan peribadi aku yang bukan bertujuan untuk membuka aib orang. Kalau ada di kalangan pengunjung yang tidak puas hati, aku cadangkan agar pengunjung bukalah blog sendiri, ceritalah sepuas - puas hati apa yang tersirat di dalam hati. Bukanlah niat aku untuk jadi ajen penyiar fitnah pembuka aib orang.

5) Memandangkan keadaan sudah menjadi "PANAS", aku tidak akan teragak - agak untuk tidak menyiarkan ulasan yang dihantar jika didapati terlalu sensitif dan membuka aib orang yang berniat jahat dengan cara menfitnah.

6) Pada aku kita haruslah beretika baik dengan berlaku, jujur, adil, matang, "gentlemen", berterus terang dan bertanggungjawab atas setiap ulasan diberi, yang bukannya melempar batu sembunyikan tangan.

7) Sekian terima kasih.

Thursday, October 31, 2013

Mukhriz Berani Berubah

1) I had a long sms conversation with good friend Arbain regarding UMNO election result recently. Both of us agreed, the transformation promoted is merely a rhetoric by current leadership as to maintain the status quo, not about UMNO or Malay future in this country. In fact it is contradictory when president wish delegates to maintain the status quo while at the same time promoting transformation. The elected leaders in UMNO hierarchy doesn't mean acceptance of the people of Malaysia since UMNO only represent a small fraction of people of Malaysia. This result would not dictate much in coming GE14 result.

2) In this election Mukhriz has lost by mere 9 votes despite none of Pahang and a handful of Johor divisions voted him. Nonetheless he still racked up more votes than Hishammuddin - an achievement despite being not the chosen one by top leadership. Hishammuddin on the other hand has caught red face dissatisfied although being announces retained his position despite received a helping hand from president through his elusive campaign. While the UMNO supreme council has seen only 4 young leaders elected from 25 available. The rest are the same old faces and some dinosaur species elected.

3) I am speculate Hishamuddin post VP is a must for president as he need an ally since his cousin is a perfect choice to do that job as to contain his deputy influence in Johor since the latter came from the same state as his cousin. Johor is known a backbone of UMNO, a strong support from Johor is a must to maintain influence in UMNO. Without strong support from Johor means a sign of political demise.

4) Actually I am not too concern on who is the president, deputy president or VP of UMNO. What worries me more is what future hold for UMNO after this election. Are the 146,000 of UMNO delegates represent a true representation of the 28 million population of Malaysia? All of these will be answered in next GE14.

5) I am dare to say if Shahrizad elected to contest in any election that BN have an equal chances as opposition, the latter will lost in that election. Why? It is simply because her tainted reputation will drag UMNO/BN together. Unfortunately UMNO delegates doesn't see this, they are more incline to succumb president wish of maintaining status quo rather than thinking UMNO future. UMNO members doesn't see what happening outside of UMNO, they are tend to living in the comfort zone. But when the reality started to bites in, it was too late already and UMNO will gone with the wind. Consequently Malays fate will be gone too. All of these due to UMNO members and leaders failed to acknowledged and adjust to current situation or reality that happening around them.

6) This scenario prompted Mukhriz vying VP post as he has seen this reality that happening in recent GE13. Probably his idea and effort would bring sustainability to UMNO in the future. The party needs to be progressive and up to date with current scenario happening surround them, while at the same time maintaining its fundamental cause. Unfortunately UMNO members and delegates do not see this.

7) In today reality politic is about walk the talk, being dare and bold in every decision made, while at the sane time being inclusive to everyone - not only in the comfort zone but also in the outside world. Dr Mahathir has these qualities, 1999 election has proved that. He was once labeled Malay ultra, but during his premiership, he was seen as PM for all Malaysian. At one stage even DAP members voted him in the election.

8) To avoid from these unwanted scenario happen to UMNO and Malays, one need to go back to its original cause. Malay proverb once says "kalau sesat balik ke pangkal jalan". And this Malay proverb suits to current polemic. If no bold and brave decision made, UMNO can kiss goodbye in next GE14.
       

Sunday, September 29, 2013

Tongkat Nik Aziz

1) Have read this story. Our muslim brothers getting even worst in their political obsessions towards this political cult and muslim brotherhood divider.


2) Drived by his political lust, he divide muslims in this country by creating confusion between Malay and Islam. All of these done by portraying his Islamic image, by implying the image of "warak", low self-esteem "tawaduk", using special Islamic jargon etc, as a means to confuse people.

3) As usual, the Malaysian Muslim are easily deceived by the appearance of any person who use Islam as their tools. That is why large majority are obsessed by this fellow too


4) If you went to any book shops, you will find a lot of books about him written by his obsessed followers. Wasn't sure any kind of royalty were paid or not - the no money no religion syndrome, a syndrome "ketagihan agama" or religious addiction that has been engulfed all religions for centuries.

Monday, May 27, 2013

GE13 Result - My Two Cents Worth Opinion

1) I like to highlight the following facts as I seen it, on the reason why BN fared baldy in the last GE13 as well as my two cents worth opinion for current leadership to remedy and improving any shortcomings deemed relevant.

2) Communication and information department failed to deliver massage to public, particularly to public, especially young generation. UMNO/BN still lack behind opposition in capturing social media and blogs. Something has to be done on this - DAP has successfully disseminate false perception among young voters who's generally lacked in knowledge of our nation history (Ministry of Education should look into it and review if necessary).  

3) Wrong advise received on election strategy, notably in Selangor. BN fared even worst than 2008 election, opposition managed to retain the state with improved majority - PR rule the state with 2/3 majority this time. Wrong selection of candidates, are one of the factors, as exemplified in Gombak and Shah Alam constituency.

4) BN strategy to play the video of opposition leader misconduct failed to bear fruitful. Nurul Izzah managed to retain Lembah Pantai constituency despite rarely seen in the ground compare to Raja Nong Chik. This indicates the power of perception is greater than your delivery as MP in your constituency. People will easily forget what you have done in the past, they will look into your personality and appealing affect you brought in, as exemplified by KJ - his majority increased compare to 2008 election. Anwar Ibrahim still managed to retain Permatang Pauh constituency with strong majority despite having sex videos about him circulating in the media.

5) The attitude of some BN politicians doesn't helpful either. Its remind of my experienced when seeing former works minister Mohamad Zin during M Nasir concert in KLCC philharmonic orchestra auditorium somewhere a year ago. He behaved arrogantly, do not reflect a good exemplary behaviour of a leader, which gave wrong signal to public and voters.



6) BN have to be looked innocent but firms in making decision and no flip flop in its decision. UMNO has to be seen a supreme representative of the Malay rights - the role being played by Perkasa is too divisive. Perkasa role should be limited to as a check and balance to UMNO. And UMNO cannot be apologetic either.

7) The top ladder of UMNO supreme leadership should review and remedy the problematic UMNO divisions throughout Malaysia - bold and decisive decision have to be made to resolve the problem occurred.

8) Sabah and Sarawak never failed to deliver substantial seats to BN. This is the time to repay their loyalty by giving more ministerial posts from these states. Without fixed deposits from Sabah and Sarawak, BN may loose GE13.  

9) This is also a time for DS Najib to test KJ ability to woo young voters by giving him ministerial post in Youth and Sports Ministry. I am believe there will be disagreement from UMNO staunch supporters - to me it was a political decision as what Dr Mahathir did when he still selected Zahid Hamidi as candidate during 1999 election, although Zahid was seen as pro Anwar Ibrahim. If KJ failed to deliver, DS Najib have every right and reasons to remove him.

10) In order to avoid being mislead once again, DS Najib should seek advise from former senior leadership of BN i.e. Tun Dr M, Tan Sri Rafidah Aziz, Tun Daim Zainuddin, Tun Lim Liong Sik, Samy Vellu etc. As their inputs may valid and relevance as an experienced leaders. As what Tun Dr Mahathir once said "look the past to see and serve the future".              

Saturday, May 4, 2013

GE13


1) Today will be a final day of election campaign for all contesting parties. Tomorrow the people of Malaysia will decide who going to rule and administer this country for the next 5 years.

2) It is a D Day for BN, to me BN must reclaims 2/3 majority they lost during GE12. Surely it is not an easy task, an uphill battle. We have gone through one of the most turbulence period for the past 5 years since GE12. I am sure the current leadership of BN have done their best to woo back people support towards BN. There's  so many flaws committed by previous leadership, but current leadership are doing their best to rectify it.

3) To BN supporters - please votes irrespective who are the contestant is. It is time to vote the party not the individual. We need to give a strong mandate to current leadership to fulfil their promised. So far they have done quite a good job to turn around the economy and public welfare, and needs strong mandate to continue it. The current economic circumstances proved that, nevertheless there's still a lot of works or flaws need to be done and rectify or removed.

4) But please be realistic, there's no heaven on earth nor utopian state ever existed, nobody is perfect, neither BN nor PKR is immaculate. A state of equilibrium supposed to be desired.

5) What has happen surround us, proved that. In fact our own history supposed to teach us. George Santayana once quotes "Those who fail to learn the lessons of history are doomed to repeat again". I am hopeful the maturity of Malaysian citizen will prevail during GE13. 

6) A mature person should use the maturity wisely, they will throw away the sentiment and emotion when casting their votes. Because they knows their future hold, and responsible to the future generations. Indeed, they are honest and loving people. A person who love the peace and harmony is a person who embrace the true teaching of their religion.