Friday, 26 June 2009

Where are we in this course?

yesterday Michael Jackson passed away and shocked millions of his fans, they all said pretty much the same thing that we had lost a genius performer the world have ever seen. If it is true that Michael's last religion is Islam and he died as a Muslim, I pray for him and may Allah have mercy on his soul. People die each and everyday whether they are ready or not, infant or toddler, teenager or adult, we cannot escape death. The problem is, are we 100% sure what's going to happen at the day we're going to die? how and when is it going to happen are in the hands of Allah.
I am amazed by the efforts done by the converted Muslim in the western secular country rather than a Muslim born in a Muslim country. It's time for us to take action, not taking for granted that being a Muslim in a Muslim country is enough. We are made into our comfort zones so that we fall asleep. I cannot do this on my own, so let's pull ourselves together and make a change starting from ourselves, our families, neighbors, friends and community. A small effort to awaken Muslim community will soon end up a Muslim country, and these Muslim countries will end up a Muslim world. How nice! but I know it's hard to do it, because if it's easy it has been done long time ago. There will always be resistance to the truth.

Thursday, 25 June 2009

the urgency of now

If you have the time, please view these videos from the very beginning until the last episode. Do watch them at least once and try to be as open minded and not biased to any ideology from any human's school of thoughts.

These videos talk about One God - One Message.
This series will present divine proof from our creator, it will uncover shocking truths, as well as attempt to provide light, wisdom, guidance, and unity for those who seek it. Hope you enjoy "The Divine Book". I've embedded the related videos so you can simply click the second, third until the tenth episode in this same window. Try viewing in order and not to mix up with other episodes so you will have the total understanding of what the story is all about.

Another series will Explore the Revelations in World Religions Regarding the Arrivals of the Antichrist Dajjal, Imam Al-Mahdi, and The Second Coming of The Christ.
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Some of the episodes were being muted by youtube because of its so-called copyright violation, you can view them directly at, there have been increasing efforts to censor these series, so you may as well view them from other websites. If you have the chance to download the series without any problem, please try and show them to your families and friends. It's quite lengthy but worthwhile the time.

Monday, 22 June 2009

How I wish such peace can really come true

'There is no compulsion in religion' meaning the Muslim are not to use any force to make anyone to enter Islam, which in the case of 'Murtad' and 'Munafiq' are completely different. These two types of Muslim have to be warned, fought or taken into action if they are to be detected in early stages. Those who are not a Muslim will never be forced to enter Islam if they didn't wish to as 'Hidayah' is only given by Allah and only Him. No one can simply give anyone such a thing so they can embrace Islam wholeheartedly, meaning it is not our job to ensure people enter Islam but our job is to tell people about the true teachings in our religion and it's up to Allah to pick and choose anyone He wants to give the 'Hidayah' like the one we had in order to be a Muslim.
Allah said in the Quran that the Jews and Christians will never be satisfied with the Muslim so long that we are not living the way as how they wanted to. And Allah also said, in Surah Kafirun, verse 1-6; Say(O Muhammad) to the disbelievers in Allah, I worship not that which you worship. Nor will you worship that which I worship. And I shall not worship that which you are worshiping. Nor will you worship that which I worship. To you be your religion and to me my religion (Islamic Monotheism).
Let there be any hidden agenda in the world but this speech was to me very relieving if and only if all parties accepted to live in a better world. Let's work out our common ground and respect our differences. I'm afraid if we are matured enough to think and do some research with our open minds and hearts, our common ground will be an Islamic world. This is the only thing which had and will make us divided until the end of time. The fear of not continuing the religion of their forefathers even though they knew it was not the truth. Life is too short for us to keep on doing wrong things. If Jews and Christians believed in Zabur, Torah and Bible, believed in Adam, Noah, Abraham, Ishmael, Isaac, Jacob, Joseph, Moses, Aaron, David, Solomon, Jesus and other prophets' and what they were teaching, why can't they believe in Muhammad peace be upon him as the final messenger of God in this world? and to the Quran he was given to from Gabriel, the same angel that brought down the other Holy Books? If the Muslim were to believe in the Torah and Bible as the same story with detailed version was told in the Quran, why don't they believe in it as well? In the Isra and Mikraj event, it is clearly stated that Moses, Jesus and Muhammad were praying together as Muhammad be the 'imam', as an indication for us that Jews and Christians were meant to follow Islam as the completed version of the same religion. Whether they like it or not, we are worshiping the same God, the one God who created this universe and put Adam and Eve and their whole generations in this world to test us whether we're worthy enough to be placed back in the heaven for eternity. Islam means peace!

Thursday, 18 June 2009

It's time to wake up!

America as the last man standing

'In a generation or two, the US will ask itself: who lost Europe?'
Here is the speech of Geert Wilders, Chairman, Party for Freedom, the Netherlands, at the Four Seasons, New York, introducing an Alliance of Patriots and announcing the Facing Jihad Conference in Jerusalem.

The speech was sponsored by the Hudson Institute on September 25.

Dear friends,
Thank you very much for inviting me.
I come to America with a mission. All is not well in the old world. There is a tremendous danger looming, and it is very difficult to be optimistic. We might be in the final stages of the Islamization of Europe. This not only is a clear and present danger to the future of Europe itself, it is a threat to America and the sheer survival of the West. The United States as the last bastion of Western civilization, facing an Islamic Europe.
First I will describe the situation on the ground in Europe. Then, I will say a few things about Islam. To close I will tell you about a meeting in Jerusalem.
The Europe you know is changing. You have probably seen the landmarks. But in all of these cities, sometimes a few blocks away from your tourist destination, there is another world. It is the world of the parallel society created by Muslim mass-migration. All throughout Europe a new reality is rising: entire Muslim neighborhoods where very few indigenous people reside or are even seen. And if they are, they might regret it. This goes for the police as well. It's the world of head scarves, where women walk around in figureless tents, with baby strollers and a group of children. Their husbands, or slaveholders if you prefer, walk three steps ahead. With mosques on many street corners. The shops have signs you and I cannot read. You will be hard-pressed to find any economic activity. These are Muslim ghettos controlled by religious fanatics. These are Muslim neighborhoods, and they are mushrooming in every city across Europe. These are the building-blocks for territorial control of increasingly larger portions of Europe, street by street, neighborhood by neighborhood, city by city.
There are now thousands of mosques throughout Europe. With larger congregations than there are in churches. And in every European city there are plans to build super-mosques that will dwarf every church in the region. Clearly, the signal is: we rule.
Many European cities are already one-quarter Muslim: just take Amsterdam, Marseille and Malmo in Sweden. In many cities the majority of the under-18 population is Muslim. Paris is now surrounded by a ring of Muslim neighborhoods. Mohammed is the most popular name among boys in many cities. In some elementary schools in Amsterdam the farm can no longer be mentioned, because that would also mean mentioning the pig, and that would be an insult to Muslims. Many state schools in Belgium and Denmark only serve halal food to all pupils. In once-tolerant Amsterdam gays are beaten up almost exclusively by Muslims. Non-Muslim women routinely hear 'whore, whore'. Satellite dishes are not pointed to local TV stations, but to stations in the country of origin. In France school teachers are advised to avoid authors deemed offensive to Muslims, including Voltaire and Diderot; the same is increasingly true of Darwin. The history of the Holocaust can no longer be taught because of Muslim sensitivity. In England sharia courts are now officially part of the British legal system.. Many neighborhoods in France are no-go areas for women without head scarves. Last week a man almost died after being beaten up by Muslims in Brussels, because he was drinking during the Ramadan. Jews are fleeing France in record numbers, on the run for the worst wave of anti-Semitism since World War II. French is now commonly spoken on the streets of Tel Aviv and Netanya, Israel. I could go on forever with stories like this. Stories about Islamization.
A total of fifty-four million Muslims now live in Europe. San Diego University recently calculated that a staggering 25 percent of the population in Europe will be Muslim just 12 years from now. Bernhard Lewis has predicted a Muslim majority by the end of this century.
Now these are just numbers. And the numbers would not be threatening if the Muslim-immigrants had a strong desire to assimilate. But there are few signs of that. The Pew Research Center reported that half of French Muslims see their loyalty to Islam as greater than their loyalty to France. One-third of French Muslims do not object to suicide attacks. The British Centre for Social Cohesion reported that one-third of British Muslim students are in favor of a worldwide caliphate. Muslims demand what they call 'respect'. And this is how we give them respect. We have Muslim official state holidays.
The Christian-Democrati c attorney general is willing to accept sharia in the Netherlands if there is a Muslim majority. We have cabinet members with passports from Morocco and Turkey.
Muslim demands are supported by unlawful behavior, ranging from petty crimes and random violence, for example against ambulance workers and bus drivers, to small-scale riots. Paris has seen its uprising in the low-income suburbs, the banlieus. I call the perpetrators 'settlers'. Because that is what they are. They do not come to integrate into our societies, they come to integrate our society into their Dar-al-Islam. Therefore, they are settlers.
Much of this street violence I mentioned is directed exclusively against non-Muslims, forcing many native people to leave their neighborhoods, their cities, their countries. Moreover, Muslims are now a swing vote not to be ignored.
The second thing you need to know is the importance of Mohammed the prophet. His behavior is an example to all Muslims and cannot be criticized. Now, if Mohammed had been a man of peace, let us say like Ghandi and Mother Theresa wrapped in one, there would be no problem. But Mohammed was a warlord, a mass murderer, a pedophile, and had several marriages - at the same time. Islamic tradition tells us how he fought in battles, how he had his enemies murdered and even had prisoners of war executed. Mohammed himself slaughtered the Jewish tribe of Banu Qurayza. If it is good for Islam, it is good. If it is bad for Islam, it is bad.
Let no one fool you about Islam being a religion. Sure, it has a god, and a here-after, and 72 virgins. But in its essence Islam is a political ideology. It is a system that lays down detailed rules for society and the life of every person. Islam wants to dictate every aspect of life. Islam means 'submission' . Islam is not compatible with freedom and democracy, because what it strives for is sharia. If you want to compare Islam to anything, compare it to communism or national-socialism, these are all totalitarian ideologies.
Now you know why Winston Churchill called Islam 'the most retrograde force in the world', and why he compared Mein Kampf to the Quran. The public has wholeheartedly accepted the Palestinian narrative, and sees Israel as the aggressor. I have lived in this country and visited it dozens of times. I support Israel. First, because it is the Jewish homeland after two thousand years of exile up to and including Auschwitz, second because it is a democracy, and third because Israel is our first line of defense.
This tiny country is situated on the fault line of jihad, frustrating Islam's territorial advance. Israel is facing the front lines of jihad, like Kashmir, Kosovo, the Philippines, Southern Thailand, Darfur in Sudan, Lebanon, and Aceh in Indonesia. Israel is simply in the way. The same way West-Berlin was during the Cold War.
The war against Israel is not a war against Israel. It is a war against the West. It is jihad. Israel is simply receiving the blows that are meant for all of us. If there would have been no Israel, Islamic imperialism would have found other venues to release its energy and its desire for conquest. Thanks to Israeli parents who send their children to the army and lay awake at night, parents in Europe and America can sleep well and dream, unaware of the dangers looming.
Many in Europe argue in favor of abandoning Israel in order to address the grievances of our Muslim minorities. But if Israel were, God forbid, to go down, it would not bring any solace to the West. It would not mean our Muslim minorities would all of a sudden change their behavior, and accept our values. On the contrary, the end of Israel would give enormous encouragement to the forces of Islam. They would, and rightly so, see the demise of Israel as proof that the West is weak, and doomed. The end of Israel would not mean the end of our problems with Islam, but only the beginning. It would mean the start of the final battle for world domination. If they can get Israel, they can get everything. So-called journalists volunteer to label any and all critics of Islamization as a 'right-wing extremists' or 'racists'. In my country, the Netherlands, 60 percent of the population now sees the mass immigration of Muslims as the number one policy mistake since World War II. And another 60 percent sees Islam as the biggest threat. Yet there is a danger greater danger than terrorist attacks, the scenario of America as the last man standing. The lights may go out in Europe faster than you can imagine. An Islamic Europe means a Europe without freedom and democracy, an economic wasteland, an intellectual nightmare, and a loss of military might for America - as its allies will turn into enemies, enemies with atomic bombs. With an Islamic Europe, it would be up to America alone to preserve the heritage of Rome, Athens and Jerusalem.
Dear friends, liberty is the most precious of gifts. My generation never had to fight for this freedom, it was offered to us on a silver platter, by people who fought for it with their lives. All throughout Europe American cemeteries remind us of the young boys who never made it home, and whose memory we cherish. My generation does not own this freedom; we are merely its custodians. We can only hand over this hard won liberty to Europe's children in the same state in which it was offered to us. We cannot strike a deal with mullahs and imams. Future generations would never forgive us. We cannot squander our liberties. We simply do not have the right to do so.

Tuesday, 16 June 2009

An irreplaceable lost

Indeed we all came from God and to Him shall we return. In this few days, the Muslim world has lost one of its greatest scholars, Sheikh Fathi Yakan at the age of 76. One of his beautiful works is his book 'what is the meaning to being Islam' which were used by many Islamic organizations including which I had joined to set the aim to gain before proceeding in preaching others.
As for us the Malaysian community in the UK, Ustaz Erfino Johari is not an uncommon name. His mother in law had just passed away a few days ago. I pray for them to be rewarded in the hereafter. Let's recite Al-Fatihah for them and may Allah bless their souls. I would like to send my regards and condolences to their families and friends. We all felt the lost and waiting for our time to be there. Al-Fatihah...

Saturday, 6 June 2009

Mind blowing videos

Although this video was created in 2007, Sony played it at their executive conference this year. A fantastic video on the progression of information technology, researched by Karl Fisch, Scott McLeod, and Jeff Brenman, remixed. I just want to share it with you since I find it interesting and facts which wakes us from our slumber.

Another video that I'm about to share is more awakening, it's created by a friend of Muslim ie a Christian who felt threatened by increasing Muslim population in the world. He said "Islam will overwhelm Christendom unless Christians recognize the demographic realities, begin reproducing again, and share the gospel with Muslims." I am moved watching this video as it reminds me that the end is almost upon us. The prophet (pbuh) said there will come a time where the Muslim will be oppressed and treated badly. One of the companion ask him is it because we are small in number? The prophet replied No, in fact we are much greater in number like the bubbles in the sea. But most of them have infected with a disease called 'Wahan' aka The love of the world. Oh Allah, if it's true that I will witness the end of time, please spare me and my family from all the fitnah's of the world awaiting which will come silently as a black ant sitting on a black stone in a dark cave during a dark night.

Friday, 5 June 2009

Family gathering 2009 aka camping

Our family gathering (aka camping) this year will be held at Ashworth Valley Campsite. The annual family gathering is a key factor in bonding the friendship amongst our members. As in the past, we are proud to inform that this year's family gathering will be also attended by many non-Malays. This proves that the resident Malay community is not an isolated community but is increasingly playing a bigger role in the British community.

Family gathering is a very important event for Melayu UK members. It is an event for the young and not so young, an event where new friendship is made and old friendship is strengthened, an event for recreation and for intellectual discourse.

The number of second and third generation Malays in our community has increased steadily over the years. This year's family gathering will focus on pro-active role of the Malays in the Britain.

This year we have booked 1 building with basic indoor accommodation and an area for camping. As there will be limited indoor accommodation, participants are requested to bring their own tents.

We will provide an area where participants wishing to sell items can display their products. To ease planning, please let us know in advance any products that you intend to sell. There will be no charge for the facility.

Friday 24th July 2009
1600 Arrival and Registration / Orienteering
1830 Dinner
2000 Welcome speech and Briefing
2015 Indoor Session 1

Saturday 25th July 2009
0430 Subh prayer
0730 Breakfast
0900 Indoor Session 2
1000 Outdoor activity
1100 Outdoor activity
1200 Outdoor Activity
1320 Dhuhr prayer
1345 Lunch
1500 Outdoor activity
1600 Outdoor activity
1720 Asr prayer
1750 Group photograph
1800 Dinner
2000 Indoor session 3
2130 Maghrib prayer
2330 Isha’ prayer

Sunday 26th July 2009
0430 Subh prayer
0730 Breakfast
0900 Indoor session 4
1000 Outdoor activity
1100 Outdoor activity
1200 Outdoor activity
1320 Dhuhr prayer
1345 Lunch
1500 Outdoor activity
1600 Outdoor activity
1720 Asr prayer
1800 BBQ
2000 Group discussion
2130 Maghrib prayer
2330 Isha’ prayer

Monday 27th July 2009
0430 Subh prayer
0730 Breakfast
0900 Evaluation & Closing ceremony
1100 Games for children / Adults tidy-up
1300 Departure

Registration fees:
CHILDREN (3 – 11): £25

CHILDREN (3 – 11): £22


Booking made and paid before 15th June will be given 10% discount.

A minimum deposit of 20% is required upon registration. We encourage participants to pay the full amount to ease our cash flow.

Please make cheque payable to "Melayu UK" post to:
Melayu UK
7 Falcon Mead
Oxfordshire OX26 6XE

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Thursday, 4 June 2009

An adhoc decision

Once again, Cardiff's usrah team had organized a 'Solat Hajat' and Yaasin recitation event successfully. My part in the event as usual was to perform and hopefully relaxing the students' mind away from stressful study. With less than 2 hours of training and no idea of what song to perform initially, we had selected 6 songs randomly and tried to do them medley. Mind you that this group has no name and was spontaneously formed a day before the program. This was the outcome and I hope you all enjoy it, regardless any mistakes done as expected. The first song is a medley from Inteam's collection; 'segenggam tabah' + 'kehidupan'.

The second song is a medley from Raihan's collection; 'demi masa' + 'iman mutiara'.

The third and last song is a medley from Saujana's collection; 'suci sekeping hati' + 'keluarga bahagia'. Good luck and all the best for those who are taking their examination soon. Best wishes for all the final year students whom already excited to go back and serve the country. I would like to thank my friend Syafeeq for his hard work in editing the songs, Fairus for willingly joined the group in the last minute to make it a trio instead of a duet, Islahuddin, Fayadh and Fakri for taking the video, Asmawi for snaping some pictures, and last but not least all the audience for listening.

We managed to listen to a bit 'tazkirah' or reminder from surah Toha which tells us about how Moses was saved by the Pharoah's wife herself and how Allah commanded the angel to tell Moses's mother to put her son into the Nile river in a special basket. The man who designed the basket were about to tell Pharoah about the baby but couldn't say a word by the will of Allah. How the basket runs against the flow of the river and ended in Pharoah's wife garden. Finally Moses was brought up in the same palace the order to exterminate 60 thousand new born baby boy was made. And he touch a bit of the story of Abraham. How Abraham felt nice and cold in the burning fire that burn him. Fire with hot and destructive characteristic are commanded to be pleasant as He wills. This story was cut short due to time constraint but the moral is our whole life is a test. Don't exclude ourselves from other human being in the examination period, just to focus in our study successfully. Try to relax and believe what we have studied and everything else will be decided by God. Miracles happen when you believe, provided you have work hard for it.

Wednesday, 3 June 2009

Sincerity in religious work

"What kind of man is he? teaching tajwid and charging fees? surely he's not sincere!"
"I don't know what happen to most 'ustaz' nowadays, charging money for their services to teach Islamic education?"
"Nasheedian are not sincere enough because they charge high rates!They can be quite demanding sometimes..."

Have you ever heard these phrases? or have they ever crossed your mind? Let me tell you one thing, all these crap came out from ignorant people who does not know anything about sincerity and believe me when I said they are the majority in our society. Sadly it only comes out to the religious people, meaning that other than these kind of people are free to charge any rate accordingly. Sincere as the dictionary defines it is totally different than in Islamic perspective. 'Ikhlas' in doing our job does not mean you don't take your salary or don't charge a fee to your service. But ignorant people nowadays are using this excuse not to pay the religious people accordingly and force them to sacrifice their potential income. Now answer these questions for me, do we sincerely go to work everyday? Do we receive our monthly income to be spent on our family needs? Are we considered sincere in our job or we're just doing it for the money?
Do we pay expensive fees for our children personal tuition in maths or science and feel hesitated to pay the fees for Islamic education? Is there any difference in terms of hours spent and work done by the tutor to teach them? Its natural that science tutor being paid more because they had to pay more when studying thus they have to earn more to pay back their expenses (loan etc)...Which knowledge are more beneficial for us after we die? Who taught our children to read Quran properly and to love us till the end of time? Who did all the research in how to live life in accordance with Islamic teachings and put it into action?
I have a lot of questions for examples in mind but to write it down in words would use all the space in this post. To make my point clear, people are so skeptical about spending money towards religion and being double standard to people who works for it. Undeniably there are some people taking advantage of using religion to persuade people in business. Firstly we have to know that there's nothing wrong in giving and receiving money for anything related to so-called religion. (If you had read my previous postings, we already discussed about secularism and to be honest, everything in the world is related to religion. Whether you are a politician, scientist, mathematician, policeman, etc...we are all performing 'ibadah'/worship to Allah.) Secondly, Islam prohibits any form of activity that will harm ourselves, therefore providing free service means we have to bear the cost of fuel, toll, labor, tax etc which will put us in a disadvantage position in the long run. Thirdly, we have to know the true meaning of sincerity and don't use it in a wrong concept giving the impression that someone is bad.
As for nasheedian performance as far as I'm concerned, is far more cheaper than other pop or rock artist available. But as usual, to spend RM10 in the mosque seems a lot of money but to spend RM1000 in leisure seems a small amount. Since entertainment industry is still a business, it depends on the demand before the supply can be commenced, hence I sense the demand for Islamic entertainment is not encouraging enough for it may lead to unnecessary nuisance in our ibadah. An understandable dilemma within a Muslim to enjoy themselves in a lawful manner than to restrain themselves from any sort of entertainment whatsoever. This is utterly formidable challenge for the nasheedian to educate people. Unfortunately, only a few people have the opportunity to listen to what I'm saying. So if you are one of the selected, please spread the truth to others and may Allah bless you.
Last but not least, I would like to tell you the danger waiting for these 3 types of people in the hereafter. 1) People who go to jihad, will be question if they do it for wealth or fame (considered a brave patriot etc). 2) People who seek knowledge and read the Quran, will be question if they do it to show that they are more knowledgeable than others, or if they do it to show they are good and pious. 3)People who gives a lot of charity (sedekah/infak), will be question if they do it so others may think that they are generous and loved by humans.
In conclusion, the main difference between a Muslim and non-Muslim is we do everything for the sake of Allah, just because Allah commands it to be done, and most of the commands are best for us whether we knew it or not, but other religion are doing good because of human nature(fitrah) that wants good things to happen. For example, Muslim don't eat pork or drink alcohol because Allah forbids them from doing so, but other religion may also do the same simply because of scientific reasoning that they are not good for our health.
May we be sincere in everything we do... Good luck and all the best!