Tuesday, August 31, 2010

Science of Quran.

this semester, i`m taking the subject the science of quran and i feel that i really like that subject.. :).

it`s so interesting and on one of the assignments, i really feel satisfied with my work and so, i`m going to publish it here:-

The Impacts of Neglecting the Study of Science of Quran

The study of Science of the Quran is vital and essential for Muslims. It is with Science of the Quran that we would be able to analyse, interpret and thus, appreciate the meaning of the Quran. It is a sad thing that our generation nowadays seemed to overlooked and unappreciative of this subject. The impacts of neglecting this study could be very serious towards the individuals and societies.

First of all, let us explore the impacts of neglecting this study towards individuals. Since this subject is essential in order for us to gain the ultimate knowledge of the Quran, the failure to learn it will make an individual distant towards the Quran and as a result fail to acknowledge the Quran as the guidance for Muslims. In the Quran chapter 2:38, it is stated as such:-

'We said: Get ye down all from here; and if, as is sure, there comes to you guidance from Me, whosoever follows My guidance on them shall be no fear, nor shall they grieve' (2:38).

From the above aya, it is proven how important the Quran is as our guidance. Those who do neglect the Science of the Quran will surely unable to grasp the understanding of the Quran and therefore are incapable of applying the wisdom in their daily lives. We could see how polluted and damaged the morality of our generation these days- adulteries, fornications, corruptions, and murders are so rampant that it seems that the world have gone backwards towards the uncivilised state it had once been. And for sure it is not an exaggeration to say that their hearts are far away from the true teachings of the Quran which could be obtained from the study of Sciences of Quran. 
Other than that, failure to learn the Science of Quran can also results in the misinterpretation of the meaning of the Quran. As the Quran was written in Arabic using an abstract language, it is easy for it meaning to be misinterpreted. Those, who read the direct translation without a tafsir may very well get a wrong idea of the intended, original meaning of the Quran and this is very dangerous as it can affect our aqidah. For example, we can observe in Malaysian legal event that shocked the country some years ago which is the Lina Joy case where a woman asked for a declaration of her infidelity from Islam to the high court. What`s this got to do with Science of the Quran was the arguments from the Quran that were posed by the plaintiff. The plaintiff used the following ayahs from the Quran to argue that to convert from Islam to other religions is allowed in Islam:-  

“Let there be no compulsion in religion” (Surah Al-Baqarah 2:256).

And dispute ye not with the People of the Book, except with means

better (than mere disputation), unless it be with those of them who inflict 
wrong (and injury): but say, “We believe in the Revelation which has 
come down to us and in that which came down to you; our God and your God is One; and it is to Him we bow (in Islam).” (Surah Al ‘Ankabut: 29:46)

Those who believe (in the Qu’ran) and those who follow the Jewish
(scriptures), and the Christian and the Sabians, – any who believe in God and the Last Day, and work righteousness, shall have their reward with their Lord, on them shall be no fear, nor shall they grieve. (Surah Al Baqarah: 2:62)

To take these ayahs and claimed that Islam allowed for a Muslim to convert to other religion, is clearly not acceptable as the ayahs were clearly taken out of context and have a deeper underlying meanings. For the first ayah, (2:256), this refers to the non-Muslim where it is said that we can`t force a non-Muslim to convert to Islam and clearly do not refer to Muslim converting to other religions. As for the second ayah,(29:46), this refers to the way for a Muslim to invite the “Ahlil Kitab” to Islam which is through a good way and the ayah do not exactly meant that “since the God of the Muslims and the Ahlil Kitab is the same, it is okay for us to worship either religion” like what had been understood by the plaintiff. The third ayah, (2:62), on the other hand does not refer to the general mankind; instead, it is a part of the story of the Jews where the story told of the past infidelity done by the Jews. The example mentioned shows how the Quran may be misinterpreted from its original meaning and therefore illustrates the great importance of studying the Sciences of Quran.

Neglecting the study of Science of Quran will also bring about negative consequences for the societies. In a society, the Quran is needed as a primary source of shariah and knowledge as was stated in the Quran:-

“You shall rule among them in accordance with GOD's revelations to you. Do not follow their wishes, and beware lest they divert you from some of GOD's revelations to you. If they turn away, then know that GOD wills to punish them for some of their sins. Indeed, many people are wicked. (5:49)

Based on the above ayah, it is a must that the Quran be placed as the highest level of authority in jurisprudence and knowledge in a society. But, it is a regrettable thing nowadays that our leader decides to build our jurisprudence based on the western values. And hence, matters that are explained in the Quran such as the principles of Munaqahat, or punishments for adulteries, thievery, murder and drinking alcohol are not being followed by the societies. And this subsequently affects the morality of the societies. For instance, baby-dumping by adulterers are widespread like a plague, thievery and murder are rampant in the societies, and matter of riba’ are taken lightly by banks and the Muslims can openly and easily buy and indulge alcoholic drinks. The Study of Science of Quran will convince its learners the importance of following Islamic jurisprudence. Since the punishments posed by the Quran on certain matters may seemed harsh and it is hard for people with “modern” way of thinking to accept it, the study of Science of Quran will shed some lights on the hikmah of the punishments and rules governed by the Quran. In return, this will encourage the implementations of rules based on our ultimate book of guidance, the Quran.

Based on the arguments mentioned above, it is clear the harmful and damaging consequences of neglecting Science of Quran as one of the studies in our daily lives. And hence, it is urgent that those involved, encourage and provide this wonderful branch of study to our societies so that they may get a better understanding of Quran. Better understanding of the Quran will also create a societies whose hearts are bound to the wonderful teachings of Quran.

p/s- don`t plagiarize ok? heheehe

Tuesday, August 24, 2010


i want a faith that beats like yours.

Monday, August 16, 2010


sad is when you failed to wake up for sahur after you had already bought a scrumptious meal the night before. imagine the devastation i felt when i saw that the clock showed 6.30. T_T. not to mention the food wasted.

oh, this is depressing.

serve u right, lain kali, duduk la sorang2 lagi..

nasi.. nasi.. nasi.. ahahahaha

Wednesday, August 11, 2010

Oh Great! I meet a Freak Today!

orang tua2 pesan, kalau jumpa orang yg tidak dikenali, jangan ikut.

so, i was just walking home from the cafe after terawih. and as i was walking down the path near the library while making some drama, you know, just fooling around- friend was pulling my hand and i was resisting him. and then, out of a sudden, there was this old Arab man who said that "u can`t pull him, his too fat."

wah! sesuka hati betul org tua ni kata aku gemuk~~ tapi, the way he said it- you know, the friendly-kind-of-way made me just like 'hahahaha, u`re a very funny old man'. (=_=!)

and that`s when it started. 

then, this funny old man decided to walk with us since our destination was the same way with ours. . btw, there was three of us and him. and then we talked. he was surprisingly fluent in Malay. and his from Jordan. and when i asked his name. he said that we should know his name. and i thought that he`s a little bit of psycho but, we just pushed the feeling away.

based on our conversation, he seemed to know a lot about the malays. he said that the malays were not friendly- very different from the arabs who he said would hugged and kissed among themselves even if they just knew each other for a very short time. and it was very rare for the malays to invite foreigners into their rooms. so, i thought that there was some truth in it. and all of a sudden, he said that his friends couldn`t meet him that night and he would like to go to our rooms.

since i was admittedly a little bit impressed by him and the conversation that we just had just now implied that the malays was not friendly, so i thought why not right? and  i invited him to my friends` room. so we talked and talked- about our courses, about unity of muslims, about our religious background and about himself. he claimed himself to be the experts of mathematics and religion. and he knew many languages too. "MasyaAllah" this man was great! i thought. oh, how naive was i. he was currently pursuing his PHD. hrmmm,

but the main thing that he said was that - he loved all muslims.. and he said that he was greatly saddened by how the malays treat him after he had helped them. he even said that he had met this poor student and he gave the student money, phone, and clothes. generous ain`t he? he even said that if we need any help, he would be willing to help, just said what you want, and i`ll gave it to you asap. and many others bla.. bla... bla... the one thing that he said was that - he liked us very much, and we liked him too but not as much as he liked us. i also found that he`s a very good speaker. e.g, he hold my friend`s hand and looked straight into his eyes.

we talked and talked and luckily, our senior, brother abd rahman, came in. as soon as he came in, i saw in his face that he` was very uncomfortable with the man. he, with stern voice called out one of my friend, and they were gone off the room. and later my other friend also went out. leaving me with him. that`s when i noticed something fishy about the man. he was saying something about how people who seemed pious like our senior was not actually a very good muslim. he said that our senior was judgmental and said bad things about him outside. i was thinking- earlier, he said that we should not judge people, so, why was he judging our senior?. hrmm. and after that, he asked me to call my friends because he wanted to said goodbye before he go. (he`s hasty all of a sudden)

so, i called, my friend came, and he gave us his e-mail and asked for one of my friend`s number. so we took and we gave. he even one to catch pictures together with us. wah, so sweet but also again, psycho of him rite? he also took a long time to say goodbye and gave us a lot of advice. and he went.

as soon as he was out, my friends quickly closed the door, locked it, teared the calligraphy that the arab man draw for him earlier, and of course delete the picture that we took with that man. why?

because it turned out that the man was really a psycho. T_T

brother rahman told us that a lot of a students had "suddenly" met him, and he came to their rooms too. and he was staying not a students nor a lecturer here as he claimed- he was staying in the musolla and mosque. and he had been staying here since last semester. and even was once asked to leave by the guard. but still, he was here, looking for victims for god-knows-what. some said that he was a wahabi, or syiah and was trying to spread some kind of dakyah here. meremang bulu roma aku tau!

come to think of it, it all make sense- he`s so generous and loving towards strangers- i don`t know if arabs is actually like that. and all his talks about religion things and he even asked about our religious background. great! i met a freak today! hahahaa. btw, i think that he`s good in psychology- he managed to make us let him into our room and we barely knew him, and we`re not the only one.

but, this is a very serious matter. what if some students gone astray because of him? nauzubillahiminzalik~ just hoping that he would never come to our room again! huhu

conclusion of the story- jangan ajak orang yang tak dikenali masuk bilik! T_T. orang macam ni berada di mana2. kawan2, sila berhati2 ye. huhuhu.

p/s- mujur brother rahman masuk just in time. nyesal delete gambar tadi, kalau x boleh la ltak sini. hehehe

Saturday, August 7, 2010

of food and walking~

i have to walk many miles to class and it sucks. there`s buses, but apparently, brothers are not encouraged to board that bus. and apparently, it is considered not gentleman to board on buses full of sisters, hence, because i`m macho  , i`ll just walk. (cursing with every steps)... (T_T)... haahhaha *pathetic laughs..

i think that,
there`s too much food here and all my plans to lose weight will eventually be to no avail... hahahaha.. (T_T).. ramadhan is just around the corner, so, there`s still hope~ hrmm.

and about the people,
wah! so diverse here.. my roomates`re afghanis, and there are like bosnian, sri lankan, and even ugandan in my class. and outside my room, there`re like people talking of i-don`t-even-know-what languages. hehee. it actually give me opportunities to open my mind n learn about other culture and people and how they think. but, u know, i`am too unfriendly to do that. hahahaha

gambar tiada kaitan dgn post. 

Monday, August 2, 2010

they`re nice

i`m feeling better now..
friends in IIUM are very nice~~ :D

not so lonely anymore.. hehehe.