..of Seminar Islam Hadhari..
I managed to go to this program as a facilitator for ABIM, JIM and Kementerian Belia and Sukan at Sutera Beach Resort not in Sabah, but in Kuantan. 11-13 August 2006
Helping out my friend, Shukri after whom he was invited to go there.
Its difficult, you see to plant seeds of ideas, of Islam to 20 years old students, when they themselves had sorta developed their own mechanism of beliefs.
You see, the problem with Islam Hadhari is still people keep on blaming on the istilah or literal meaning of it. Hadhari, refers to civilisation. When the term Islam Hadhari is introduced, people started to comment isn’t Islam supposed to be as civilised as it were in those yesteryears?
However the correct term is Hadhariah Islamiah, and still people keep on blaming, why should we implement Islam Hadhari when, Islam has its very own name given by not the people during the time of the prophet, but, the term Islam was directly given by Allah.
And to make things worst people started to analogize, as Beruk Mamat and Mamat Beruk. I hate to see, when educated guest portrays such stupidy in front of unknowingly a public humiliation.
As in that Frasa DM problem. You know, Bas mini, mini bas; pisang goreng and goreng pisang; and now beruk mamat and mamat beruk as comparison to Islam Hadhari and Hadhariah Islamiah.
You see, the problem with the dakwah in the current contemporary muslim world, is that,
1. The literally foundation of meaning of terms are not discrete.
2. Too much of personal contemporary views of the issues being discuss resulting the crust of the matter is not academically, yes I repeat ACADEMICALLY discussed.
3. Lacking of self revisions and checking with professioal of major known figures of dakwah.
And, in the session during the Plenary sessions, the guest was putting up his own ideas of wrongness in Islam Hadhari.
My current stand, is that, rebranding of Islam is not necessary as Islam Hadhari, but the neccessary measure in which the management under Pak Lah is meant to be an Islamic one.
Think about it, get the fact straights.
They say, Islam Hadhari is a “gagasan” of Islamic approach. Just like during the time of Anwar, Masyarakat Madani.
We wish to rebranding ourselves, with Islamic fundamentalist, Islamic nationalist, with issues of Islamic liberalist and even to the extend mention by Dr. Chandra Muzaffar, why must they lable us Islamic facist?
So there was I, divided in the midst of wanting people to do good and wanting people to realize what they are doing.
I did not promote Islam hadhari, I was mentioning again and again of Quranic verses and Hadith in which they are discussing.
I realized that, the main thing to fight for in this current atheist world is, tauhid. Therefore, I maintain my preposition to fight for tauhid.
I did not agreed, nor did I objected.
You see, its very difficult.
Islam Hadhari is an implementation. Its not a sect nor a new religion.
and yet Islam is Islam.
3:85 Barang siapa mencari agama selain agama Islam, maka sekali-kali tidaklah akan diterima ( agama itu) daripadanya, dan dia di akhirat termasuk orang-orang yang rugi.
3:102 “Hai orang-orang yang beriman, bertakwalah kepada Allah sebenar-benar takwa kepada-Nya; dan janganlah sekali-kali kamu mati melainkan dalam keadaan beragama Islam.
3:19 Sesungguhnya agama (yang diridai) di sisi Allah hanyalah Islam
5:3 Diharamkan bagimu (memakan) bangkai, darah, daging babi, (daging hewan) yang disembelih atas nama selain Allah, yang tercekik, yang dipukul, yang jatuh, yang ditanduk, dan yang diterkam binatang buas, kecuali yang sempat kamu menyembelihnya, dan (diharamkan bagimu) yang disembelih untuk berhala. Dan (diharamkan juga) mengundi nasib dengan anak panah, (mengundi nasib dengan anak panah itu) adalah kefasikan. Pada hari ini orang-orang kafir telah putus asa untuk (mengalahkan) agamamu, sebab itu janganlah kamu takut kepada mereka dan takutlah kepada-Ku. Pada hari ini telah Kusempurnakan untuk kamu agamamu, dan telah Ku-cukupkan kepadamu nikmat-Ku, dan telah Ku-ridai Islam itu jadi agama bagimu. Maka barang siapa terpaksa karena kelaparan tanpa sengaja berbuat dosa, sesungguhnya Allah Maha Pengampun lagi Maha Penyayang.
p/s: For those who are seeking fot the truth. Slowly open the pages of Al-quran and you may find it. 🙂 Happy hunting.!