Saturday, 23 May 2009

Cell Phone VS Quran Received!

Ever wonder what would happen if we treated our Quran like we treat

our cell phone?

What if we carried it around in our purses or pockets?

What if we flipped through it several time a day?

What if we turned back to go get it if we forgot it?

What if we used it to receive messages from the text?

What if we treated it like we couldn't live without it?

What if we gave it to kids as gifts?

What if we used it when we traveled?

What if we used it in case of emergency?

This is something to make you go....hmm...where is my Quran?

Oh, and one more thing.

Unlike our cell phone, we don't have to worry about our Quran being

Makes you stop and think 'where are my priorities? And no dropped calls!

p/s: Think about it ;)

Monday, 23 March 2009

Doctor's Dilemma (Euthanasia)

Salam and hi..

ACtually just wanna share with all of you the article that i wrote not because of what i really interested in but it's a requirement to get the credit in Medical Psychology. But after all, I realized that writing an article is quite interesting BUT need to have a lot
of vocabulary in order to make it more interesting :) SO, here u are. All about Euthanasia in MY POINT OF VIEW

Nowadays, besides work in the office and manage their medical profession in a better way, the doctors also need to think on the other side. I mean, in patient’s side. What the major problems of patients, their feeling when they faced you, what are their impressions when they first meet a doctor, and anything else that relate to the patient-doctor’s relationship.

These are what we called doctor’s dilemma. There are many dilemmas faced by our doctors nowadays. But I would like to write about quite a worldwide problems nowadays which are Euthanasia.

As a medical student‘s point of view, I can defined Euthanasia as the intentional killing by act or omission of a dependent human being for his or her alleged benefit. The key word here is "intentional". If death is not intended, it is not an act of Euthanasia.

I can divide Euthanasia into 3 types. The first one are voluntary Euthanasia; when the person who is killed has requested to be killed. And the second one are non-voluntary; when the person who is killed made no request and gave no consent. The 3rd one are assisted suicide; someone provides an individual with the information, guidance, and means to take his or her own life with the intention that they will be used for this purpose. When it is a doctor who helps another person to kill themselves it is called "physician assisted suicide."

All these 3 types include not commencing treatment that would not provide a benefit to the patient, withdrawing treatment that has been shown to be ineffective, too burdensome or is unwanted, and the giving of high doses of pain-killers that may endanger life.

Sometimes the voluntary Euthanasia will be assume as involuntary Euthanasia. They look at things as simply black and white. In real life there would be millions of situations each year where cases would not fall clearly into either category. For example, an elderly person in a nursing home, who can barely understand a breakfast menu, is asked to sign a form concerning to be killed. Is this voluntary or involuntary? Will they be protected by the law? How? Right now the overall prohibition on killing stands in the way. Once one signature can sign away a person's life, what can be as strong a protection as the current absolute prohibition on direct killing? Answer: nothing.

The people who will make Euthanasia to the patient will not think any details and don’t show any concern to the patient. This is simply like they don’t have any feeling of empathy. I would say that if they are in the patient’s side, they will feel very bad about it because it involves the matter of dying.

Some people might think that all those are part of good medical practice, endorsed by law, when they are properly carried out. They support the Euthanasia’s action because they think that it provides a way to relieve extreme pain, it provides a way of relief when a person's quality of life is low and frees up medical funds to help other people. People who support Euthanasia often say that it is already considered permissable to take human life under some circumstances such as self defense - but they miss the point that when one kills for self defense they are saving innocent life - either their own or someone else's.

With Euthanasia, no one's life is being saved - life is only taken.

I found one quote from Wesley J. Smith, senior fellow at the Discovery Institute regarding Euthanasia which said:

"...drugs used in assisted suicide cost only about $40, but that it could take $40,000 to treat a patient properly so that they don't want the "choice" of assisted suicide..." ...

From the above quote, I would like to give a statement so that you can think about it. What is the value of money compared to the one’s life which as we know, we can find the money by many sources but we can not find one’s life using the money. Think about it.

Also from Joseph Stalin said that:

"Death solves all man, no problem."

However, for me as a medical student generally and Muslim brother specifically, I would say that Euthanasia is never allowed in our religion. The reasons behind it was, since we did not create ourselves we do not own our bodies. We are entrusted with them for care and safe-keeping. God is the owner and giver of life and His rights in giving and in taking are not to be violated. Or in the other words; Euthanasia devalues human life. Attempting to kill oneself is a crime in Islam as well as a grave sin. The Quran says: "Do not kill (or destroy) yourselves, for verily Allah has been to you most Merciful" (Quran 4:29). To warn against suicide Prophet Mohammad said: "Whoever kills himself with an iron instrument will be carrying it forever in hell. Whoever takes poison and kills himself will forever keep sipping that poison in hell. Whoever jumps off a mountain and kills himself will forever keep falling down in the depths of hell."

               Not only in Islamic point of view, In Christian point of view, they also said that Euthanasia is not allowed in their religion. As a prove, I brought here a quote from Pope John Paul II, 2004 said that:

"A man, even if seriously sick or prevented in the exercise of its higher functions, is and will be always a man ... [he] will never become a 'vegetable' or an 'animal,'" the Pope said. "The intrinsic value and personal dignity of every human being does not change depending on their circumstances.“ ...

Also from the most famous physician or known as Father of Medicine

– Hippocrates in his Hippocratic Oath said that:
“I will give no deadly medicine to any one if asked, nor suggest

any such counsel“

Here, I can conclude that, there are no absolute reasons to allow Euthanasia to be done to the patient. No matter how unbearable pain the patient suffered or demanding a right to commit-suicide, the physician should continue with the proper treatment and give moral supports to them so that they have a high determination to continue their life in an enjoyable way .

Saturday, 14 March 2009

The Beauty Within..

An elderly Chinese woman,,
had two large pots.
Align Centre

Each hung on the ends of a pole,,
which she carried across her neck.

One of the pots had a crack in it,,
Manila Palm cracked its pot! by jayjayc.

While the other pot was perfect,,
and always delivered a full portion of water.

At the end of the long walks from the stream to the house, the cracked pot arrived only half full.

For a full two years this went on daily,

with the woman bringing home,,
only one and a half pots of water.
Flower on the Water by yoshiko314.

Of course, the perfect pot,,
was proud of its accomplishments.

But the poor cracked pot,,
was ashamed of its own imperfection,
Crack Pot by gregwake.

And miserable that it could only,,
do half of what it had been made to do.

After two years of what,,
it perceived to be bitter failure,
cracket pot by raineyinaz.
It spoke to the woman one day by the stream.

I am ashamed of myself,
Sad Flower by dofdaf.

because this crack in my side causes water,,
to leak out all the way back to your house.

The old woman smiled,

Did you notice that there are flowers,,
Summer Flowers by ekillian.

On your side of the path,,
but not on the other pot's side?

That's because,,
I have always known about your flaw,
White water flower II by VictorMk1.
So I planted,,
flower seeds on your side of the path,
10729 - Water Lilly Flower by joseph645.

And every day,,
while we walk back, you water them.
Water droplet - flower by Grezmel.

For two years I have been able to pick,,
In the Shadow of a Flower by Hamed Saber.

these beautiful flowers to decorate the table.

Without you being just the way you are,
Flowers on the table by thejave.

there would not be,,
this beauty to grace the house.

Each of us has our own unique flaw.

But it's the cracks and flaws we each have,,
old cracked pot in my backyard that is full of earth by janeforphotos.

that make our lives together ,,
so very interesting and rewarding.

You've just got to take,,
each person for what they are,

And look for the good in them.
Dewdrop flower refraction by Lord V.

SO,to all of my crackpot friends,
Kos Door by s lymath.
have a great day and remember to smell,,
the flowers on your side of the path!

*credit to bro mirgani*

Monday, 2 March 2009

O Allah !

Oh My Lord!
I came at your door step with a silent voice,
having no virtue in hand but a pile of sins.
Though under the darkness of bad deeds but with the light of Repentance.
I have storm in my heart and my heart broken into hundreds of pieces with shame.
But your court is full of blessing and hope.
Moon and stars envy even to a tiny particle of your home.
Forgive the greatness of my sins with little of your mercy before I leave your court.

Monday, 23 February 2009

Mencari Erti Kehidupan bermasyarakat daripada Surah Al-Hujurat

Salam alaik..

Kaifa Halukum?InsyaALLAH nahnu bikhoir. ALhamdulillah.

Direct to the point.Tepat pada jam 9 malam bertarikh 23/2/2009, kami (pelajar2 Czech dari Malaysia) telah didatangi dalam YM dan Paltalk oleh Ustaz Maszlee Malik. Terima kasih kepada Ustaz kerana sudi meluangkan masa buat kami yang dahagakan ilmu. Ustaz pada hari itu dengan sukacitanya berkongsi ilmu yang boleh dielaboratekan dalam Surah Al-Hujurat..

Surah Al-Hujurat merupakan surah yang ke 49 di dalam Al-Quran. Ia adalah jenis Surah Madaniyyah (turun di Madinah).
Antara ciri2 Surah Madaniyyah ialah:-
  1. diturunkan kepada Rasulullah S.A.W selepas hijrah baginda
  2. merangkumi hukum-hakam (contohnya berkenaan ibadah, muamalat, kekeluargaan dll).
Ulamak Ulum Quran juga telah menamakan surah yang diturunkan di Mekah sebagai Surah Makiyyah..
Antara ciri2 Surah Makiyyah ialah:-
  1. berkaitan tentang Allah S.W.T, hari kiamat, nasib manusia (nasib golongan yang patuh pada perintah Allah, nasib golongan yang mungkar) , keadaan dalam neraka dll
Basically, kita boleh jumpa Surah2 Makiyyah dalam juzuk 30 except beberapa Surah Madaniyyah. Dan kalau kita lihat, walaupun Rasulullah S.A.W berada di Mekah agak lama berbanding dengan di Madinah, bilangan Surah Makiyyah yang turun kepada baginda adalah kurang berbanding Surah Madaniyyah..

Terus kepada isi2 penting dan rumusan yang mampu saya catatkan daripada Talk yang saya dengar malam tu (maybe tak semua isi yang saya dapat catatkan memandangkan some problem occured during the talk)

Dinamai Al Hujuraat diambil dari perkataan Al Hujuraat yang terdapat pada ayat 4 surat ini. Ayat tersebut mencela para sahabat yang memanggil Nabi Muhammad SAW yang sedang berada di dalam kamar rumahnya bersama isterinya. Memanggil Nabi Muhammad SAW dengan cara dan dalam keadaan yang demikian menunjukkan sifat kurang hormat kepada beliau dan mengganggu ketenteraman beliau.

Ayat pertama :Kalau dilihat pada tafsir ayat ini, Allah S.W.T memberi penegasan berkenaan dengan pelaksanaan sesuatu perkara dalam islam brsandarkan method2 yang tertulis dalam ayat pertama ini. Maksudnya, orang2 mukmin tidak boleh menetapkan sesuatu hukum sebelum ada ketetapan dari Allah S.W.T dan Rasul-Nya.
Ada yang bertanya, kalau tiada ketetapan dari Allah S.W.T dan Rasul, bagaimana? Ijtihad (akal kemudian)..

Tercatat kisah dalam Tafsir Ibn Kathir tentang Muaz Bin Jabal pabila ditanya Nabi, hendak berhukum dengan apa? Jawab beliau, Allah S.W.T , Rasul, Ijtihad..

Daripada ayat dan kisah diatas, ternyata, menetapkan sesuatu hukum bukanlah berlandaskan akal atau emosi semata2..Ianya harus didahului oleh Allah dan Rasul :)

Ada yang bertanya tatkala terbaca daripada sumber2 yang mengatakan:

'Tinggalkan dakwah walau sesaat = berdosa'

Pada pandangan Ustaz Maszlee, kenyataan itu adalah retorik, tak bersandar pada nas tapi bersandar pada emosi. Itu tak seharunya berlaku kerana dalam mengeluarkan satu kenyataan, kita mesti bersikap rasional dan berdasarkan bukti2 yang kukuh (seperti yang tercatat dalam Al-Quran dan As-Sunnah)..

Jom lihat tafsir [3:104].Ia berkenaan dengan dakwah

'Dan hendaklah ada di antara kamu segolongan umat yang menyeru kepada kebajikan, menyuruh kepada yang ma'ruf dan mencegah dari yang munkar; merekalah orang-orang yang beruntung'

From here, Allah tak berkata, tinggalkan dakwah sesaat itu = berdosa. Wallahua'alam :)

Ayat 2 :

Terdapat banyak riwayat ASbabun Nuzul (sebab turunnya ayat) ayat ke dua ini. ANtaranya ialah :-
Surah ini diturunkan pada Abu Bakar dan Umar R.A pabila Rombongan Bani Tamin (berpengaruh di Semenanjung Arab) ini ingin berjumpa dengan Rasulullah. Maka Abu Bakar mencadangkan salah seorang dari mereka untuk menjadi ketua. Tetapi Umar mencadangkan orang lain. Abu Bakar berasa kecik hati memandangkan tindakan Umar. Maka turunnya ayat ini..

Ada satu lagi riwayat - about Thabit Bin Qais yang memiliki suara yang besar dan kuat). Beliau sering kali mengikut Rasulullah dalam Majlis2 yang diadakan. Pabila turunnya ayat ini, beliau terasa yang ayat itu diturunkan pada beliau (kerana beliau merasakan suara beliau sangat tinggi dan melebihi suara Rasulullah). Maka utk mengelakkan pahala amalan terhapus, beliau mengelakkan diri dari berjumpa Rasulullah S.A.W. Rasulullah menyedari hal itu lalu menyuruh sahabat lain mencari Thabit. Then, Thabit menceritakan kisah sebenar kepada sahabat itu dan sahabat pergi menemui Rasulullah dan menceritakan hal itu. Dan Rasulullah berkata kepada Thabit bahawa Ayat yang diturunkan itu tiada kaitan dengan Thabit. Ayat itu merujuk kepada sifat org munafik.. :)

Pengajaran daripada ayat ini : kita boleh lihat bagaimana sifat2 sahabat yang suka reflex ayat2 quran yang diturunkan pada diri mereka sendiri (mudah terasa).INDAHNYA!

Ayat 4 n 5 :

berkaitan dengan adab bersama Rasulullah

Asbabun Nuzul: Merujuk kepada seorang Arab, Al-Aqrab (Badwi), seorang yang kasar, lasak, hidup di padang pasir, tak bertamadun. Telah memanggil Rasulullah dari luar bilik. Maka Rasulullah keluar secara tergesa-gesa dalam keadaan tidak selesa. Maka turunnya ayat ini..

Pengajaran : Mengikut adab tetamu dalam Islam, kita sebagai tetamu (tak kira la tetamu undangan atau tetamu yang tak diundang :p), pabila datang ke luar pagar rumah seseorang, hendaklah memberi salam sebanyak 3 kali. Kalau salam ke-3 tidak juga dijawab, maka tinggalkan rumah itu. Tapi duration between salam tu buat la lama sikit. Takut2 penghuni rumah tu tengan buat kerja ke, atau apa2 je la :). Janganlah pulak bila pintu tak dibuka, kita gi tendang2 plak pintu.hehe

Ayat 6 :

Berkaitan dengan method penerimaan berita

Merujuk kepada sikap sesetengah manusia yang suka mendengar atau menerima sesuatu tanpa usul periksa which can lead to penyesalan dek maklumat yang tidak tepat. Lebih2 lagi jika ia berkaitan dengan maruah dan nyawa. Nauzubillah minzalik..
Sebab tu ulama' hadis sangat teliti dan berhati2 dalam menapis setiap hadis yang ada.
Tapi bagaimana?
Mereka meneliti hadis2 dengan menyelidik orang2 yang menyampaikan hadis (samada orang yang meriwayatkan hadis itu normal atau ada unsur gila), berita tersebut samada benar atau ada keraguan, and the source.
Maka, kita sebagai pendengar dan pembaca (yang baca blog ni jugak), PASTIKAN PENULENAN!. Even u got it from ulama'! kerana Manusia bersifat pelupa. Tak semua manusia PERFECT. Ada yang buat silap tanpa disedari. Maka, HATI-HATI!

Ayat 7,8,9 - tak dapat dengar atas masalah YM connection :(

Ayat 10 -

berkaitan dengan soal mukmin itu bersaudara. Kita bersaudara? Saya dengan Shiraaj bersaudara? Ha ah.kita semua bersaudara. Kerana kesamaan kita dalam satu millah (agama), kita bersatu dalam satu akidah iaitu mentauhidkan Allah, dan kiblat yang sama iaitu Baitul Haram. Kita juga diikat pada kitab yang satu iaitu Al-Quran dan Rasul yang satu iaitu Muhammad S.A.W (bukan pak kahar yang kononnya Rasul di kalangan umat melayu) serta satu manhaj iaitu Syariat Islam..

Lihatlah gambar. Walaupun kita datang dari negara yang berbeza dan juga warna kulit yang berlainan, kita tetap bersaudara! ..

and the rest of ayat, akan disambung di lain hari. insyaallah. Wallahua'alam

8 things

Salam alaik.. ^_^

this is a short story about a scholar and his students..

A Scholar once asked his student:

You have accompanied me for a long period of time, so what have you learnt?

He replied : "Eight things"

The first:
I looked at the creation and found that every person has something that they love, but when that person reaches his grave, his beloved would be separated from him. So I made the most beloved thing to me my righteous deeds, so that they may be with me in my grave.

The second: I looked at the saying of 'Allah the Elevated':

But as for him who feared standing before his Lord,and restrained himself from impure evil desires and lusts.Verily, Paradise will be his abode. Quran79:40-41

So I strove against my self, repelling desires and lusts from it until it settled upon obedience to Allah.

The Third: I saw that whoever possessed something valuable would keep it in a safe and secure place, then, I looked at the saying of 'Allah the Glorified':

Whatever is with you will come to an end, and whatever is with Allah will remain. Quran16:96

So whenever something of value came into my possession, I directed it to Him, so that it may remain for me with Him.

The Fourth: I saw that people return to wealth, lineage and nobility, and they are all worthless, so I looked at the saying of 'Allah the Glorified':
the most honoured of you in the sight of Allah is the most righteous of you. Quran49:13

So I worked on attaining Taqwaa or righteousness so that I may be honorable with Allah.

The Fifth: I saw that people envy each other, so I looked at the saying of the Elevated:

It is we who portion out between them their livelihood in the life of this world Quran 43:32

So I left envy and jealousy.

The Sixth: I saw them taking each other as enemies, so I looked at the saying of the Glorified:

Surely, Shaytaan (Satan) is an enemy to you, so take (treat) him as an enemy Quran35:6

So I left their enmity and took Satan as my only enemy.

The Seventh: I saw that they humiliate themselves in pursuing provision, so I looked at the saying of Allah the Glorified:

And no moving (living) creature is there on earth except that its provision is due from Allah. Quran 11:6

So I concentrated on what was due to Him from me, and left what was due to me to Him.

The Eighth: I saw them dependent upon their trades, professions and health, so I depended upon Allah the Glorified.

And whosoever puts his trust in Allâh, then He will suffice him Quran 65:3

Mukhtasar Minhaaj al-Qaasideen.

Regards to Ahmad peradilla