Saturday, 6 May 2017

forgotten is yourself

Actually some thoughts were lingering in my head for the past week, about critics to those whom are from religious schools, or graduated from religious degree from local university.

Then yesterday, in Malaysia, was the unfortunate case at Johor where a group of Muslim guys went bashing a car just after Jumaat prayer. It seems that the car driver got pissed off as his car was blocked (due to people double parking for the Jumaat prayer session), then the driver went honking non stop during the prayers, infuriating the guys praying, causing some of them to bash and hit the car with stuff.

Anyhow I refrain from commenting on the Johor issue, and I refrain from writing in full that critic essay of mine.

Since my University Malaya days, I found a certain dislike to some guys from the Academy of Islamic Studies of UM. I highlighted there are some, since there are guys from that academy whom I like to hangout with, one of those is a cool guy who supported Arsenal and watch football together with me at mamak stall.

Those whom I didn't like due to few things.

lacking problem solving qualities :
mostly they are open to discussions on halal, haram, bad or good, they can talk to you endlessly about those past and present ulama views about things, but you know they can't really offer to you new solutions on real life issues, lacking problem solving qualities.

They can say to you about principles or guidelines of Islamic economy, medicine, but then only the principles/guidelines. and no more. When questioned further on the mechanicals of that, ie, on how and what to do, they don't offer much.

They can talk endlessly on guidelines, but rarely new practical ideas on the know-how.

If only they are open to studies of economy, science, if only, if only. 

tendency to see bad things at others

One Ustaz fella have this business of arranging Umrah package.

One day, he decided to extend his business for religious visit at other places than Makkah and Madinah, visiting other places at Yaman and Oman, visiting schools and graveyards, which locations are based on hearsay, to be the location of past prophets graveyards.

Then started the attack.

Using one hadith (Muhammad S.A.W sayings) of there's no musafir (journey) except for the three holy mosques, and a few hadith and excerpts from ulamas,

somehow that Ustaz was labelled as "penyembah kubur" : those who pray at the graves.

How shitty was that.

For me, the issue is simple. You can just ask the Ustaz to drop the visit on the graveyard on his package, and propose other good Islamic tourism place.

But no. They resort to labelling.

If only, if only, if only.


There are many more that crossed my mind, but writing more than this, I felt it is excessive. There's no need.

Anyhow, I like Islamic teachings, but I dislike certain people, and what a pity, most of them falls in this same category.

In Malaysia, those who are anti-vaccines, those who believe the world is flat,  those who think so much about Jewish conspiracy, what a pity, most of them falls in this same category.

No wonder ISIS thrives. It's due to closed minded-ness and the tendency to screw others who are viewed as different, and calling that tendency to screw as jihad.

If only they are open to studies of economy, science, if only, if only.  

The objective of this writing, is to remind myself, to be relaxed and "berlapang dada" (I don't know actual English translation for this), on religious stuff.

Relax, everybody want to go to heaven, don't simply condemn. Just share your religious view and relax. Don't be those who are feel they are the beautiful people.

 Marilyn Manson - The Beautiful People

And I don't want you and I don't need you
Don't bother to resist, or I'll beat you
It's not your fault that you're always wrong
The weak ones are there to justify the strong

The beautiful people, the beautiful people
It's all relative to the size of your steeple
You can't see the forest for the trees
You can't smell your own shit on your knees

There's no time to discriminate,
Hate every mxxxxxxxxxxx
That's in your way

Hey you, what do you see?
Something beautiful, something free?
Hey you, are you trying to be mean?
If you live with apes man, it's hard to be clean

The worms will live in every host
It's hard to pick which one they eat most

The horrible people, the horrible people
It's as anatomic as the size of your steeple
Capitalism has made it this way,
Old-fashioned fascism will take it away