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LEEDS – SHEFFIELD – YORK FRESHERS CAMP

dublin

Bersama Hafeez & Afiq di hadapan rumah sewa mereka di Dublin, Ireland. Mereka adalah pelajar perubatan yang bakal menjadi doktor yang hebat pada masa depan. Gambar kenangan sewaktu berceramah tentang Palestin di Dublin Trinity College.

Chester Beatty Library, Dublin, Ireland.

Chester Beatty Library, Dublin, Ireland (an art museum & library). The Lonely Planet menyatakannnya sebagai "not just the best museum in Ireland but one of the best in Europe.

1. Saya telah dijemput oleh Saudara Hanafi dari Universiti Leeds untuk menyampaikan ceramah kepada para pelajar baru dari 3 buah universiti iaitu Leeds, Sheffield dan York. Program tersebut adalah selama 3 hari 2 malam (22-24 Okt) bertempat di Birch Hall Campsite & Field Centre, Scarborough, North Yorkshire, England. Slot yang diberikan kepada saya ialah pada hari Sabtu 23 Okt.

2. Apa yang menggembirakan ialah tajuk yg diberikan kepada saya adalah tajuk “favourite” saya sejak dari zaman saya aktif berdakwah di Malaysia lagi selama 12 tahun iaitu Fiqh Al-Awlawiyyat (Fiqh Keutamaan) dan Fiqh Al-Ikhtilaf (Fiqh Perbezaan Pendapat)

3. Saudara Hanafi selaku ajk yang bertanggungjawab dalam bab modul telah meminta saya untuk menyentuh tentang latar belakang Fiqh Al-Awlawwiyat, keutamaan dalam keadaan sekarang khususnya bagi peserta yang terdiri daripada para pelajar baru di universiti di United Kingdom, contoh daripada sunnah Nabi SAW, kaedah / aplikasinya dan kesan yang berlaku apabila ianya tidak diamalkan.

4. Tajuk ini sangat penting kerana kita kerap terkeliru dalam memilih keutamaan dalam hidup. Kerap berlaku pertembungan di antara kerjaya dan keluarga, agama dan nafsu, akademik dan aktiviti luar, ibadah dan maksiat dan lain-lain. Di dalam pengamalan agama pula, kerap terjadi “pertembungan” di antara amalan wajib dan sunat, fardhu ‘ain dan fardhu kifayah, amalan yang memberi faedah kepada masyarakat umum dan amalan yang hanya memberi manfaat untuk diri sendiri dan sebagainya. Malang, apabila ibadat sunat dianggap wajib sehingga meminggirkan ibadah yang benar-benar wajib, atau amalan yang hanya didasarkan kepada adat tetapi dianggap pula sebagai ibadah yang ditekankan. Perkara yang sangat ditekankan oleh baginda Nabi SAW dipinggirkan tetapi diutamakan pula amalan yang langsung tiada dalil yang kukuh. Amalan yang hanya muncul dalam hadith-hadith yang palsu, lemah atau banyak dipertikaikan para ahli hadith diagung-agungkan dan dipraktikkan secara bersungguh-sungguh, tetapi amalan yang kerap diulang sebut di dalam Sahih Bukhari, Sahih Muslim dan kitab-kitab hadith terkemuka yang lain langsung tidak dipedulikan pula. Anehnya pengikut Muhammad SAW yang seperti ini!!

5. Ada pelajar yang baru mengenali agama tetapi tersilap menjadikan agama sebagai “candu” yang memabukkan dan bukannya “hidayah” kepada orang yang bertaqwa. Kerana tersilap memahami agama dan ibadah, ada pelajar yang sibuk berzikir di tikar solat sehingga terlepas bas atau kapal terbang yang sepatutnya dinaiki. Agama bukannya candu yang merosakkan tetapi adalah “millah” yang akan memperelokkan jati diri seseorang muslim. Si Muslim akan rosak jika dia melampau dalam penghayatan agamanya. Sepatutnya dia bersederhana dalam “suluk”nya untuk mencari keredhaan Ilahi.

6. Tajuk kedua ialah tentang Fiqh Al-Ikhtilaf (Perbezaan Pendapat). Saya diminta untuk menerangkan tentang sumber ilmu, sebab berlakunya ikhtilaf,  perbezaan pendapat sebagai rahmat, pendirian sepatutnya dalam menghadapi perbezaan pendapat ulama’, perkaitannya dengan Fiqh Keutamaan, pertembungan pendapat dalam bidang sains (Darwinism vs creationism , Newtonian vs Einstein), ikhtilaf dan kesalahan (Perbezaan antara Islam & Kristian) serta adab dalam berikhtilaf.

7. Tajuk yang kedua ini juga sangat penting dalam berperanan untuk mendamaikan dan menyatukan umat Islam, mengurangkan pergeseran dan perpecahan khususnya dalam perkara titik bengit. Saya amat berdukacita apabila melihat dan mengalami sendiri perbalahan di kalangan para ulama dan juga golongan yang sering mendabik dada sebagai sangat faham tentang agama tetapi turut menjadi juara dalam permusuhan sesama Islam. Ada segelintir “ustaz” yang berasa angkuh kerana menganggap dia lebih berilmu daripada “ustaz” yang lain. Pendapatnya sahaja yang betul, mana-mana pandangan yang berbeza dihukum sebagai sesat lagi menyesatkan. Para pengikut atau murid menjadi taksub kepada gurunya semata-mata dan menutup langsung akalnya yang sihat untuk menilai dan menerima pandangan pihak lain.

8. Akibat ketaksuban kepada pendapat sendiri dan menghina pandangan orang lain maka keluarlah fatwa jahat seperti cepat mengkafirkan, gopoh membid’ahkan dan tergesa-gesa menyesatkan umat Islam yang lain, seolah-olah kita sahaja yang soleh dan calon penghuni syurga! Jika begitu pandangan kita sehingga langsung tidak memberi tempat untuk memaafkan pihak lain maka apa guna junjungan Nabi SAW memberi ibarat tentang si pelacur tua yang memberi minum kepada si anjing tetapi menjadi penghuni syurga!

9. Program ini sudah tentu menjadi program yang akan menyeronokkan kerana saya akan berpeluang berbicara dengan para pelajar yang cemerlang akademiknya dan sudah tentu mempunyai aqal yang tajam, lantaran itu mereka berada di bumi England.

10. Moga perjumpaan pada hari Sabtu ini nanti akan membuahkan hasil yang akan diberi ganjaran pahala oleh Allah SWT.

Sekian.
Ahmad Jailani Abdul Ghani
ustjai.wordpress.com

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TANGKAP KHALWAT

wheel of sheffield

wheel of sheffield - boleh "khalwat" dgn isteri dalam tu, boleh dapat pahala.

Operasi pencegahan maksiat adalah salah satu tuntutan agama berdasarkan konsep amar makruf nahi munkar. Maka sepatutnya ia akan mendatangkan pahala kepada sesiapa yg terlibat dalam operasi berkenaan. Tetapi, untuk mendapatkan pahala daripada Allah, sesuatu ibadat itu perlu mengikut segala syarat-syarat yang telah ditetapkan. Jika tidak, ia bukan sahaja akan menjadi sia-sia, malah mungkin sebaliknya membebankan kita dengan dosa-dosa pula.

Saya tidak tahu sejauh mana kebenaran atau ketepatan berita yang disiarkan oleh NST seperti di lampirkan ini, tetapi berdasarkan pengalaman saya sendiri, saya tidak rasa berita tersebut sebagai keterlaluan malah perlu diberikan perhatian yang serius.

Walaupun kita tidak boleh “generalise” sesuatu perkara kepada semua orang yang terlibat, tetapi dalam banyak perkara “kerana nila setitik, habis susu sebelanga”.

Ada ketikanya, kita mendengar rungutan tentang ada kakitangan dalam operasi mencegah maksiat yang membawa kamera, apabila menyerbu tempat-tempat maksiat, pasangan-pasangan terlibat telah menutup badan mereka, sebaliknya diarahkan membuka semula sebagaimana “keadaan asal” dengan alasan itu sebagai bukti di mahkamah. Ada juga kakitangan yang mengambil gambar si perempuan dengan “zoom” bahagian tertentu dan gambarnya beberapa keping sedangkan gambar-gambar lain hanya “satu-satu” sahaja.

Percayalah, untuk mendapat pahala dalam amal ibadat kita, perlulah patuh kepada panduan agama bukan dengan mengambil kesempatan “sambil menyelam minum air”.

http://www.nst.com.my/Current_News/NST/articles/21jheat/Article/index_html

SETIU: Guests at the Penarik Inn here were flabbergasted by the actions of a group of men said to be from the state Religious Affairs Department (JHEAT) who conducted a raid yesterday morning.

Guests claimed they were rudely awakened at 2.25am by loud, incessant banging on their chalet doors.

Haniffah Mariati Mohamed, 55, said the men even threatened to break the door open when she told them to wait for her to put on her headgear (tudung).

“They went away after the door was opened and I told them I was staying at the chalet alone,” she said, adding that they never showed any authority cards or warrants to conduct the raid despite claiming they were from JHEAT.

Haniffah was outraged when she saw one of the men peeping through a window about 20 minutes later.

“I screamed at the top of my lungs. It was very rude of them to peep into my room like that.”

Chalet operator Mohd Baharudin Mohd Said, 63, said this was not the first such incident.

“They would normally come after midnight and question my guests without even informing me about their intentions.

“I have a register of all my guests and I would give them full cooperation if they had approached me first,” he said, adding that he only came to know about the raid when some guests complained.

He said during the raid yesterday, a couple was taken away by the group and were only sent back at 6am after they proved that they were legally married.

“It was a harrowing experience for them. They checked out immediately and I don’t know if they will ever stay at my chalet again.”

Baharudin lodged a police report about the incident at the Penarik police station at 9am yesterday.

“I hope the authorities will look into this as it could hurt the state’s reputation as a tourist destination.”

Sekian.

Ahmad Jailani Abdul Ghani

20/3/2010


MUSLIM BROTHERHOOD’S NEW LEADERSHIP

Mohammed Badie

Mohammed Badie - New leader of Ikhwan Muslimin (AP Photo)

Muslim Brotherhood in Egypt has named Mohammed Badi, a conservative figure, as its new leader. Fawaz Gerges (guardian.co.uk) has something to share here.

http://www.guardian.co.uk/commentisfree/belief/2010/jan/20/muslim-brotherhood-egypt

There is no better way to take the temperature of Arab politics than to examine the state of the Muslim Brotherhood, the most powerful religiously-organised opposition movement in Egypt and the Arab world. With branches in several Arab and Muslim countries, the Brotherhood portrays itself as a more authentic, viable alternative to secular authoritarian rulers and religious extremists of the al-Qaida variety.

The recent election of a new leader, however, has utterly discredited those claims and exposed a serious rift within the 81-year-old Islamic organisation. After weeks of internal turmoil and infighting, the Brotherhood announced that it has chosen Mohammed Badie, an ultra-conservative veterinarian, as its eighth supreme leader since its founding in 1928, along with 16 members of its highest executive policy-setting “guidance bureau”.

Members of the old guard like Mahmoud Izzat, secretary general and gatekeeper of the Brotherhood’s finances and secrets, and Mohammed Akif, former supreme leader, who oppose opening up the organisation and democratising its decision-making, gained the upper hand. Ignoring the wishes of many younger members who called for transparency and respect for electoral rules, Izzat, Arif and their cohorts shoved the secretly-arranged results down the throats of opposition.

Resigning in protest, ex-deputy leader Mohammed Habib publicly accused the old guard of violating the Brotherhood’s regulations and illegally engineering Badie’s selection. “The future of the movement is at stake”, said Habib in a revealing interview in the Egyptian newspaper, al-Masry al-Youm.

Habib’s complaints revealed a deepening power struggle between conservative men in their 70s and 80s and a younger generation from the 1970s with reformist tendencies.

Badie’s election shows clearly the dominance of the old guard – a coherent but a dwindling ideologically-inclined group of Muslim Brothers most of whom were members of the late Sayyid Qutb‘s 1965 paramilitary network. Qutb, master ideologue and theoretician of radical Islamism known as jihadism, was executed by the Nasser regime in 1966. The Brotherhood renounced violence in the late 1960s.

Many of Qutb’s followers like Izzat, Akif, and Badie spent about a decade in Egyptian prison camps and ever since their release in the mid-1970s have exercised a stranglehold over this influential social movement.

Although highly regarded as a professor of veterinary pathology, Badie possesses no intellectual and political vision to lead the outlawed Brotherhood in an open and inclusive fashion. His most notable characteristic is absolute obedience to the powers-that-be within the organisation (Izzat and Akif) and aversion to reforms. A low key man with an awkward demeanor, Badie’s election is designed to maintain the status quo.

The reformist wing, which calls for transparency and joining ranks with the small, but active, secular opposition, has therefore suffered a major setback. In addition, reformist-minded heavyweights like Abdel Moneim Abul Futouh and ex-deputy Habib lost their seats in the guidance bureau, a hard blow.

Futouh is the most forward-looking, and someone on whom progressive young Muslim Brothers and outsiders had pinned their hopes for change. His removal shifts the balance of power further in favour of hardliners like Izzat who oppose a more active role in the political arena and wants to preserve the internal cohesiveness and unity of the organisation.

What this means is that in the next five years, the Brotherhood will be more preoccupied with increasing its membership, already more than a million strong, than lending a helping hand to the opposition to bring about peaceful change in Egypt. The new leadership will refrain from provoking the Mubarak regime which has recently cracked down hard on the Brotherhood and imprisoned hundreds of its members.

“We reaffirm that the Brotherhood is not an adversary to the regime,” Badie said at a press conference immediately after the announcement, sending an early signal of reconciliation to the authorities.

In fact, the Mubarak regime is the main beneficiary of the triumph of isolationist hardliners within the Brotherhood. Sidelining itself, the Islamic organisation will no longer threaten the dominance of the National Ruling party in October’s parliamentary elections, which will pave the way, many Egyptians say, for the succession of Mubarak’s son, Gamal. Although banned and harassed, in 2005 the Brotherhood garnered a fifth of the 454 seats in the current Egyptian parliament. The next largest opposition party has six seats.

Despite its claims to the contrary, the Brotherhood leadership has failed the test of transparency and accountability. Surely, a political movement that is internally closed and authoritarian cannot be trusted to practice democracy, if and when it gains power. One would hope that reformists like Futouh will weather this painful defeat and save the Brotherhood from self-destruction.

A convincing argument can be made that the Brotherhood and the Mubarak regime are two sides of the same coin. The tragedy of Arab politics is that the secular ruling elite and the powerful Islamic opposition are illiberal and undemocratic. There is no viable third force on the Arab horizon that offers a light at the end of the dark tunnel.

SECC

Ust Maszlee Malik and I, at the front of Scottish Exhibition and Conference Centre (SECC), Glasgow, Scotland, a couple of hours before our paper presentation. May Allah bless our brotherhood.

SECC

Thanks to Ust Zulkifli Hasan, who has informed me about MGDC. This is my first experience and good exposure as doctoral researcher. May Allah bless our brotherhood.

Salam and Best Wishes,

Ahmad Jailani Abdul Ghani

ustjai.wordpress.com


The Islamic Caliphate in a Small Room in London

Solat berjemaah bersama adik saya, Muhsin, di Lake District, ketika suhu beku.

Solat berjemaah ketika suhu beku hanyalah cabaran kecil dalam kehidupan berbakti kepada Allah (gambar saya dan adik saya, Muhsin, di Lake District, Cumbria, UK)

Artikel yang ditulis oleh Dr Aidh Abdullah Al-Qarni ini sangat baik untuk dijadikan bahan renungan terutama bagi segelintir umat Islam yang gelojoh dan tidak berpijak di bumi nyata ketika mereka berdakwah. Islam ialah agama waqi’e iaitu agama yang mengambil kira faktor suasana persekitaran. Maka, seharusnya, apabila kita menyeru manusia kepada jalan Allah SWT hendaklah kita mengambil kira faktor-faktor persekitaran yang sedang dialami oleh masyarakat setempat agar dakwah kita sentiasa relevant dan mudah diterima oleh manusia.

The Islamic Caliphate in a Small Room in London

05/10/2008

By Dr. Aaidh al-Qarni

A famous preacher told me that he heard a speaker giving a Friday sermon in a small room in London and calling for the establishment of an Islamic caliphate. The preacher told me: I laughed at the sight, which was actually tragi-comical: A person with little learning, far from his people and society, speaking in a rented room, unable to build a mosque, staying in the country on a temporary residence permit, calling for the establishment of the Islamic Caliphate, which Islamic countries, organizations, and groups have failed to establish.

I do not know what stupidity got hold of this speaker to make him commit this offense against himself and his reality and indulge in delusions. He would do better to seek greater learning so that he would pray to God with more understanding and say things that benefit his listeners like having true faith and fine morals. Before advocating the establishment of an Islamic caliphate, he should make sure that he can honestly earn the rent of the room where he speaks. He should also bring his residence in the country where he is staying or to where he fled in compliance with the law. Perhaps he went there to flee his poverty or hunger. After that he should improve the image of Islam, which is distorted among many non-Muslims. He can do this by friendly talk, a smile expressing friendliness, sound behavior, and wise actions.

The Islamic caliphate is not an issue on which to exercise one-upmanship or from which to profit. With or without a caliphate, the Muslims are commanded to believe in the One God and follow His messenger, may God’s prayers and peace be upon him, be united and in solidarity, show mercy to others and reform themselves and their society. We worship God and promote His cause by friendly counsel before we even call for an Islamic caliphate or an Awaited Al-Mahdi. Leading the people towards the unknown, however, and driving them into a dark, endless tunnel is the custom of frauds and quacks.

Do you not find it strange for a young man who requests political asylum in Britain and who has no money, no job, no home, and no residence permit, alone and destitute, to stand up in a room and call for the establishment of an Islamic caliphate, forgetting that the entire Muslim nation of 1.5 billion people from Jakarta to Nouakchott failed to agree on one resolution pertaining to Iraq, Palestine, or Afghanistan?

This brother would like to unite the nation in a room, in a building, in one of London’s neighborhoods. Madness takes many forms. This nation’s representatives should be reasonable, sober, and wise. They should be mature, knowledgeable, and hardworking. People of ignorance, recklessness, and stupidity should rather seek to study and focus on their everyday affairs. The cabinetmaker should make cabinets, the baker should make bread, and the tiller should till the land. They will be thanked for their work because they have done their duty, but for everyone who has learned one hadith or an anecdote to go into the pulpit or appear on television preaching to the people is ridiculous and a distortion of religion.

Remember that learning and knowledge require many years of hard labor and long sleepless nights of study. No one acquires knowledge before his hair turns white and his body is wracked with fatigue. I urge young Muslim men to have the fear of God in their hearts in their vocation, religion, and nation and to stop manipulating religious terms and ideas. Let them not turn our religion into a joke for the haters to use against us.

Islam is a divine religion that was revealed to people of sound minds. It respects intelligence, purifies the conscience, clears the spirit, reforms society, spreads knowledge, and erects edifices of virtue, justice, peace, and brotherhood in the world.

Petikan dari,

http://aawsat.com/english/news.asp?section=2&id=14298

Sekian,

Ahmad Jailani Abdul Ghani

http://www.ustjai.wordpress.com