I did blog hopping and stumbled upon smokers bashing. Since I was a smoker, I can’t help but to feel uneasiness and kinda sadness. Sorrow is a big word for it. I guess. I also can’t help but to recall the harsh words and actions against me when I was schooling. The teachers that supposed to guide and make example of themselves of fairness hazardously leading me to the door or revenge, hatred and retaliations.
How do you curtail evil? How do you approach a hardcore criminal? How do you turnover a lost soul? How do you educate a stubborn kids? By tounge lashings?
This and plus other similar thing that occurred, occupied my minds till I have to pen my thot as follows.
Islam is strict and rigid but at the same time it is easy and convenience. If you murder someone, than you are also capitally punishable by death. There’s no alternative. That’s the only punishment for it. However, if the family victim agreed to blood money, then you might escape from journey to the other world. The only prescribed way of death punishment is by decapitated. The scene is horrific and looks cruel isn’t? sexactly as claimed by western world. But it is also the most efficient and less suffering to the damned murderer. HE creates the whole world and HE know best what suited for the world itself including the man and woman who are pale minion compared to the whole world and universe itself.
There is no such thing as majority system in Islam. Silence majority do not exist. Nor the cast of majority to determine right or wrong. It shall purely based on what been decided and prescribed in Quran and Sunnah. Otherwise we will continue to see majority of germans, Italians and Japanese concurred and allow the atrocities during world wars. Even we are now allowing the syarie laws not being ruled and practice fully but in partial.
HE is the most mighty and yet the most compassion. This is truly shown and practiced by HIS last and most beloved messenger. Our messenger. He never use harsh word, cruel approach and barbaric methods in preaching and spreading HIS words. His movement of ‘daie’ is full with love and compassion. Especially to woman and children. War was only the last resort when the Moslem community itself facing war threat.
When most of all the previous messenger defeated by frustration, our messenger didn’t. When the previous messenger abide to God’ impending punishment to the disobeyed community or even asked God to carry out the promised punishment, our messenger prayed for the disobeyed community for no harm to come to them and may they able to finally see and accept the truth of his preaching. Even when they hurt him.
Moslem is promised heaven in the world after. Those who disobey to embrace Islam are promised with hell. But is the reward and punishment system is all there are? Or because it is a simple method understood by human? After all that is how we live our life. You love me then I will love you back. If you hate me then I will hate you back. Working from 9 to 5 then I will be paid with certain salary. If I work sextra time than I will be entitled for overtime. If I work harder then I will get higher bonus. This is life that we are living.
How many of us actually practicing unconditionally love? How many of us working without pay serving the less unfortunate people. Or simply extending cash assistance and or energy and efforts without asking or hoping for return?
But most of us will fail to enter heaven on the first knocking. We will have to pay for our sins first in hell. How many of us believe that with 5 times prayer a day, a hajj, a month of fasting, a tithe will enable us to cross the bridge to heaven? Is it sufficient and good enough for heaven’s ticket? How sure are we that our sins do not out weight our good deeds? Furthermore hate and jealousy is the cancer in human heart. Insincerity will tarnish our good deeds. Including the five Islamic foundations that we performed. Again, how sure are we of our prospect in the after life? Or we just don’t care?
Perhaps that is why our messenger teach us about the good faith and good heart. To be compassioned. He believe we can rely and claimed on HIS compassionate to escape the fire of hell.
If we look carefully, there is much to this life and the world other than reward and punishment system. Karma is not the only system that working on clock to admin the earth and earthlings. If we really insists on just, blind justice without any other factor as variable to it, to be honest how many of us believed we deserved to be where we are now? To have what we have? To own what we owned? Importantly, not to suffer or pay of our past doings? How many of us sleep and play during 9-5 working hours and yet happily collecting full salary? Is it right or wrong?
Our messegger told us there is no curse nor infectious diseases in this world except for what and when HE allowed it to happen. But what he like the most is a good word being said to each other. Good faith and compassion is the key to unlock various conflicts and disaster we see today. Be it on universe, global, regional, family or personal level.
Be strict and firm but at the same time be compassioned. Good heart and good faith will drive good words from our minds and tongue.
We should hate the crime and wrongdoings but not the criminal or the villain. By right we should pray for them. With that maybe on the verge of falling into the fire of hell, our messenger will pray for our safety and forgiveness and we will be spared. Hopefully.
May I be given the will to have a good faith, to say good words and to do good actions at all times to everyone.
May we all be blessed.
BS. 2:47am. 10 April.
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