Interesting article in The Star newspaper today has articulately said what i felt about moderation and peace loving in Islam teaching.
' Authentic orthodox Islam is inclusive, deep, beautiful and wisdom based, and it's about time moderate Muslims reclaimed their religion from the extremists whose narrow and violent version has created a mountain of suspicion, fear and hatred ' - Imam Feisal Abdul Rauf
Today, 10 years ago. A monumental event happened that has changed the world we live. Since I was born, I was taught that Islam means peace and to be good to your family, neighbours and friends even if they are not muslim. We learnt to respect others and to live side by side in harmony. Is it too much grandiose idea? No,it wasnt. At least,that's what I've experienced growing up (and until today), in my lovely country, Malaysia. However,I'm not that naive not to noticed or aware of some school of thoughts and islamic sects in other parts of Islamic world that are going to the extreme in their quest of fighting infidels and in name of jihad. But, when you choose and resort to violence, war and terrorist acts, does it solve any issues or indifferences that you have? What about the lives of innocent peoples? Are they just collateral? My heart goes to families of perished victims, irregardless of their beliefs and religions. I hope there are people who believe that we DO can live side by side in harmony,in this world. Peace y'all.
I apologize for neglecting you for quite sometimes. It is not my intention though. Oh well! Life is all in its usual humdrums and time keeps ticking away. At times, I do feel a bit overwhelmed with what life has thrown to me. Be it good or bad, I’m telling myself to think and take things positively. What’s the use of crying, bawling my eyes out and feeling sorry over some problems on hand? I rather trying to keep calm and be collected. That way, I can think clearer sans being too emotional. And most of all, I pray and ask for Allah’s mercy and forgiveness. There are few major things are happening now but I just don’t feel like writing about it yet. Soon, I’ll let the cat out of the bag, so to speak.
It is already halfway through the month of Ramadan and I wish you well and may all of us be blessed by Allah for our ibadah performed during this holy month. Insyaallah..
I read this Malay novel and cried my hearts out. I was practically bawling. Can't stop wiping my runny nose and teary eyes while trying to finish off the story. Damn good book. One of the most sad story I've encountered. Of recent years, I'd only started to borrowed and read my sister's malay novels. She has a huge collection of it. But seriously, this is one good sappy love story that I've enjoyed. No suprise there, after all I am a sentimental at heart.
And this song was mentioned as favourite of Aleya (the heroin, main character in the story) which akin to her heart-wrenching and suffering experience. Sob sob *finding tissue now *