Thursday, May 26, 2011


Brothers and sisters! Before I proceed to the practical part to fight against infection, I feel that it is necessary for me to stress on our second duty on Allah's earth.

Have you ever pick up your phone and dial 1300882525? You talked to the so-called operator, am I right? Ordered anything that you wish to eat at that time. Pepperoni? Super Supreme? Supreme Island? What else? Yummy and delicious!

Or maybe once, you did imagined that you are the delivery boy! Have you? Okay, now please imagine that you are the pizza delivery boy or girl maybe.

When someone gives the operator a call, your supervisor will command you to deliver the pizza to this and this address right? Peeps, please correct me if I'm wrong. I'm just trying to conceptualize my life as a delivery girl.

What will happened when suddenly you lost in your way to reach that place? Your Pizza Hut's customer won't get his food right? As a customer, he has the right to complain on your incompetency and your big boss have the right to dismiss you!

What about when you purposely don't want to deliver the pizza to your customer? I believe, in just a few seconds only, your lady big boss will say to you, "You can go home and don't come again tomorrow!" Am I right?

Brothers and sisters, I hope you can grasp the message that I placed within this delivery boy story. Do you still remember what Allah said in Surah al-Baqarah;

And [mention, O Muhammad], when your Lord said to the angels, 
"Indeed, I will make upon the earth a successive authority." 
They said, "Will You place upon it one who causes corruption therein 
and sheds blood, while we declare Your praise and sanctify You?" 
Allah said, "Indeed, I know that which you do not know." (30)
[Sahih International]

In my previous post, I mentioned about our duty as an abdullah right? InsyaAllah, in this post, I'll explain about our duty as khalifatullah. By referring to Surah al-Ahzab;

Indeed, we offered the Trust to the heavens and the earth
and the mountains, and they declined to bear it and feared it;
but man [undertook to] bear it. Indeed, he was unjust and ignorant. (72)
[Sahih International]

I would like to quote Shaykh Muhammad al-Ghazali's comment on this verse of al-Quran, "God has entrusted His message to man because man is capable of bearing the responsibility and fulfilling the task required of him, towards both God Almighty and his fellow human beings. Equally, he has the capacity and the potential to betray both."

In reality, everyone is doing the duty as khalifatullah. The difference is just that whether we are doing it properly or betraying it! Let me quote one of my lecturer's opinion, "Islam is not an object. We can't find Islam on the table right? So, where can we find Islam?"

I still remember the atmosphere when he spoke out his statement, everyone kept silent and wondered where is Islam actually. Then, my lecturer answered his own question by giving out a statement that, we only can find Islam in the Muslim. Hey, who is the Muslim?

Well, believe me, non-Muslim judges Islam based on our impolite behaviours, our un-Islamic dressings, our arrogant words, our unfriendly eyes, our bad mouths, our low thinking level and of course, our way of life!

To an extent that, we had falsely represented Islam to the world. We created misconception towards Islam. We created misunderstanding about Islam. We showed the world that Islam is a fake religion which teaches it's ummah to become like us today! It is just like when the customer asks for Super Supreme but then suddenly you give him Supreme Island pizza!

So, it is whether we are walking on the right path to show the world the beauty of Islam or we are inventing the fake Islam in the mind of other Muslim and non-Muslim community. Everything depends on us and our way of life. To take Islam as a whole or to practice Islam only in worship! On the authority of Abu Said al-Khudri RA, who said, I heard the Messenger of Allah SAW said;

He who amongst you sees something abominable
should modify it with the help of his hand,
and if he has no stength to do it, then he should do it with his tongue,
and if he has no strength to do it, even then
 he should abhor it from his heart and that is the least of faith.

The Prophet SAW eased our job as khalifatullah. He told us to use whether our hand, tongue or heart to fight against munkar depends on our ability. Let say, if we are only able to use our heart, then just use it! Peeps, you can't dislike something bad others do if you did it too right? Allah mentioned in Surah al-Baqarah;

Do you order righteousness of the people and forget yourselves
while you recite the Scripture? Then will you not reason? (44)
[Sahih International]

Even if we are going to use our heart only, we must watch our behaviour. It is our duty to represents the true Islam to the world. Action speaks louder than words!

Again, a very nice words from Shaykh Muhammad al-Ghazali, "Man has been distinguished with free will and a sense of responsibility that discerns good from evil. Man is neither an animal controlled by his instincts and desires nor an angel living in an ideal world. Man is a unique creature, capable of the most sublime as well as the most debased behaviour; he can choose to take one direction towards Paradise and eternal bliss, or take another one leading to hell and damnition."