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Jantung Yang Suci

21 Mac 2006 • 27 Komen Cetak Chenta!
Qalbu itu jantung atau hati? Dalam bahasa Inggeris, qalbu itu heart. Heart adalah organ badan yang mengepam darah ke seluruh badan. Dalam bahasa Malaysia dan Indonesia, qalbu diterjemahkan kepada hati (hepar). Hepar memainkan peranan penting dalam metabolisma karbohidrat, protein, dan lemak. Dalam bahasa Inggeris, hepar dipanggil liver (hepar juga adalah dari bahasa Inggeris). Dengan kata lain, heart tidak sama dengan liver (hepar). [1]

Saya sudah lama menyedari tentang kekeliruan ini. Tapi tak begitu ambil pusing. Tapi setelah membaca buku Purification of the Heart oleh Sheikh Hamza Yusuf, saya rasa tertanya-tanya pula. Qalbu itu jantung atau hati? Buku Purification of the Heart merujuk qalbu sebagai jantung sama ada dari aspek anatomi mahu pun spritual. Sesiapa yang mahir bahasa Arab boleh berkongsi pandangan.

Saya mengambil pandangan bahawa qalbu itu merujuk kepada organ jantung dari sudut anatomi dan spiritual. Apa pun sebagai untuk memudahkan, artikel saya akan tetap menggunakan perkataan hati. Pelik sangat pula rasa kalau nak bagi nasihat kepada orang dengan berkata seperti ini: Mat..kau jangan buat dosa selalu. Nanti jantung kau jadi kotor. Orang yang jantungnya kotor, doa susah nak makbul.

Purification of the Heart [2]


Buku ini adalah antara karya terlaris Sheikh Hamza Yusuf. Selalu out of stock. Saya beli buku ini secara online. Saya tidak pasti jika buku ini ada dijual di mana-mana kedai buku di Malaysia. Kalau ada sesiapa yang tahu, bolehlah berkongsi maklumat.

Buku yang setebal 210 muka surat ini amat berbaloi untuk dibeli dan dibaca. Ia menyentuh segala penyakit-penyakit hati yang ada pada kita. Sebenarnya buku ini adalah berdasarkan siri-siri ceramah yang disampaikan sendiri oleh Sheikh Hamza Yusuf di California, yang kini ia telah pun dijadikan dalam bentuk audio CD.

Buku ini merupakan terjemahan dan komentar beliau ke atas satu puisi terkenal bertajuk Matharat al-Qulub (secara literal bermaksud Penyucian Hati). Puisi ini ditulis oleh seorang ulama dan wali terbilang dari Mauritania yang bernama Imam Mawlud al-Ya'qoubi al-Musawi. Imam Mawlud bukanlah ulama sembarangan. Beliau menguasai semua ilmu-ilmu Islam, termasuklah ilmu tasawwuf yang menekankan penyucian hati.

Sejarah

Ada sejarah di sebalik peristiwa yang menyebabkan Imam Mawlud mengarang Matharat al-Qulub. Beliau menulis puisi tersebut kerana melihat banyak penyakit-penyakit hati yang wujud dalam masyarakat. Beliau melihat ramai orang yang belajar fiqh sehingga menjadi sangat mahir dan faqih. Tetapi pada masa yang sama, mereka ini lupa tentang keadaan hati sendiri. Mereka mengabaikan aspek spritual, lalu terbitlah penyakit-penyakit hati pada diri individu yang sangat mahir dalam agama (iaitu mahir dari sudut luaran semata-mata), tetapi mereka tidak menyedarinya. Mereka tidak sedar dalam hati mereka ada sifat ujub, tamak, riya', gila kuasa, panjang angan-angan dan sebagainya.

Atas kesedaran itu, maka lahirlah puisi tersebut. Imam Mawlud menulis puisi tersebut dengan merujuk kepada kitab-kitab terdahulu, terutamanya kitab Ihya Ulumuddin oleh Imam al-Ghazali. Puisi tersebut bukan sekadar menyentuh penyakit-penyakit hati yang ada, malah turut memberikan simptom dan juga cara-cara untuk merawatnya.

Acapkali Imam Mawlud memetik hadith Nabi Muhammad (sallahu 'alayhi wasalam): "Setiap amal adalah berdasarkan niat". Oleh itu setiap ibadah yang dilakukan akan dinilai oleh Allah berdasarkan niat di sebaliknya. Dan niat itu pula terbit dari hati. Maka hanya hati yang bersih dapat menghasilkan niat yang baik.

Falsafah Imam Mawlud tentang hal ini mudah sahaja. Bagi beliau, penyucian hati adalah satu proses sepanjang hayat. Ilmu tasawwuf bukanlah satu ilmu yang hari ini kita belajar dan kita amalkan, kemudian dilupakan pula esok lusa. Ilmu tasawwuf adalah ilmu yang perlu dipelajari dan diamalkan selama mana nyawa dikandung badan. Oleh itu, buku Purification of the Heart adalah salah satu harta karun umat Islam zaman moden. Masalah yang berlaku pada zaman Imam Mawlud adalah masalah yang wujud pada setiap tempat dan masa.

Maka, kesedaran umat Islam terhadap ilmu tasawwuf mesti dinyalakan - baik kepada seorang mufti atau orang awam, seorang ustaz atau pakcik jual roti canai. Lebih-lebih lagi pada zaman hari ini yang mana ada suara-suara sumbang yang menyatakan tasawwuf is something optional. You can choose not to learn it (Ilmu tasawwuf ini pilihan. Tak mahu belajar pun tak apa). Sesungguhnya itu adalah pendapat yang salah. Menurut Imam al-Ghazali, ilmu tasawwuf adalah fardu ain. Ilmu fardu ain wajib dipelajari oleh semua umat Islam.

Mulakan langkah pertama anda hari ini dengan membaca buku yang agak ringan isi kandungannya ini. Kalau nak baca kitab Ihya Ulumuddin yang 40 jilid memang tak larat. Buku yang saya cadangkan ini memang bagus dan sangat sesuai dijadikan bahan bacaan masa lapang. Kalau nak rasa lebih berkesan, cari mana-mana sheikh atau guru yang mursyid. InsyaAllah kita sama-sama fikir dan risau tentang keadaan hati kita ini. Hanya hati yang bersih dan suci sahaja akan selamat pada Hari Kiamat. Semoga kita adalah sebahagian daripadanya. Amin.

Nota Kaki

[1] Sila tengok gambar jantung dan hati kalau nak lebih faham:
- Jantung (heart), iaitu qalbu yang dirujuk dalam bahasa Inggeris
- Hati (liver atau hepar), iaitu qalbu yang dirujuk dalam bahasa Malaysia. Organ A adalah hati.

[2] Saya tidak mahir dan tiada pengalaman dalam membuat book review. Lagi pun masih tidak khatam lagi buku tersebut. Jadi, maafkan saya kalau ada kekurangan di sana-sini.

27 Komen Tambah Komen↴

modifying a bit what Imam Malik (may Allah be pleased with him!) has said:

modified version: (sekiranya melanggar tatasusila hakcipta etc, ampun maaf dipohon n teguran amat dialu2kan)

"Whoever studies science and does not study aqidah will be a haughty person. Whoever studies aqidah and does not study science will be an ungrateful. Whoever combines the two will have the truth. However, one must also studies Tasawwuf above all, which without the latter, one will be a heretic."

That is why, many scholars agreed that Tasawwuf should be the first important subject a knowledge seeker has to learn before he proceeds to other specialised subject/s.

InsyaAllah, if one has a sound knowledge of Tasawwuf, one should always remember/reflect that one knowledge is nothing compared to Allah The All-Knowing, that the one knowledge is so little as little as a drop of a vast ocean. and that the knowledge of Allah The All-Knowing is enormous to the extent that even the entire ocean would not be sufficient if one were to use it to write Allah�s knowledge.

� Say: Though the sea became ink for the Words of my Lord, verily the sea would be used up before the Words of my Lord were exhausted, even though We brought the like thereof to help.� (18:109)

wallahua�lam

f.mohamed

jantung = heart?
hati = heart?
hati = hepar (in malay, the scientific term for liver)
hmmm...

F. Mohamed, are you the one who made that modification? What do you mean by: Whoever studies science and does not study aqidah will be a haughty person. Whoever studies aqidah and does not study science will be an ungrateful.

What type of science is that? Aqidah is also part of Islamic science. Do you mean science that deals with chemistry, biology or something like that? Would you make it crystal? :)

Kenakelayan, what do you think qalb is?

insyaAllah aamiiin...pada mulanya, sebelum ini sy juga memikirkan tasawwuf itu an optioanal option, but now alhamdulillah it's getting clear understanding...mulakan dahulu dgn isi kandungan yg ringan dahulu...insyAllah.

fetihanum

:) I know what you mean. But aesthetically speaking, to me at least, hati always sounds better rather than jantung. Maybe it's an old prejudice on my part. That was why we used hepar instead of hati to refer to the liver during my undergrad degree donkey years ago. Cue lame jokes such as 'sakit betul hepar aku dibuatnya'.

What a nice language Arabic is!

Re: F. Mohamed, I came across a similar quotation a while back, I think 'science' was translated as 'fiqh' then,if I was not mistaken. Again one should check the original in Arabic.

WAllahu'alam.

As I understand it, and this based on my limited learning and reading of texts such as those by Mostafa al-Badawi, there is a misconception to the term science as understood today.

All knowledge, whatever their nature is, was used to be known as 'science'. The change in terminology is what I believe a portrayal of what our society has become - dejected of meaning. A cursory reading of Professor Syed Naquib al-Attas two highly recommended and accessible books [Islam and Secularism and The Prolegomena of Metaphysics] should give us more examples and longer elaboration.

I believe the degradation of, especially, the religious sciences as something other than a 'science', mirrors the world's society that has become increasingly irreligious and immoral. References to religious discipline as 'sciences' are only popular among academia and enlightened, well-read mortals of the society.

Science has now given rise to cults and groups like the Naturalist, and Scientology, and is regarded as the acme of intelligence. What is hidden behind this dissemination of misinformation is the degradation of religious discipline into second class tier.

Tawel's reply on aqidah as a science therefore hits the point. All three, aqidah, fiqh and tasawwuf are sciences, with which this religion is upheld.

Part of tasawwuf however, is to be wary of (mis)quoting the words of the professors of this religion..

Planet Hijau

tertarik dengan ulama mauritania itu..saya mempunyai sorang kawan dari mauritania belajar bersama dalam bidang pengajian islam..

bercerita tentang kaedah pengajaran bahasa arab di mauritania..

dia mengatakan anak anak seumur 7 tahun sudah di paksa untuk menghafal "alfiah ibnu malik" iaitu himpunan syair ttg kaedah bahasa arab..(lebih seribu bait)

hidup dgn menggunakan bahasa arab fushah..menyebabkan bahasa arab orang mauritania adalah antara yang terbaik..

sedikit info tambahan rasa nya..entry hati ini pun bagus..:D

Terima kasih untuk komen dari Planet Hijau dan juga Ais Putih. Ais Putih, bahasa Arab penduduk Morocco macam mana pulak? Fuhsah ke tak? Alfiah ibnu Malik? Pertama kali saya mendengarnya.. Syair pun boleh digunakan untuk mengajar, seperti jugak syair/puisi Matharat al-Qulub. Di situlah letaknya kekuatan bahasa Arab. Tapi hari ni, ramai dah Pak-pak Arab yang confuse dengan bahasa mereka sendiri. Akhirnya jadilah caca marba.

Ulasan ini telah dialihkan keluar oleh pentadbir blog.
Planet hijau

Oh by the way, ais putih, I have been to Tetouan. It was unplanned, and I jumped on impulse into the midnight taxi at Tanjah train station having initially intended to spend my last night in Tanjah. Tetouan is a great place, as blue as Chefcaouan. It is a World Heritage site, having inherited many historical buildings built by Andalucian refugees fleeing the Inquisition. I climbed the hill overlooking the city, ziyarah the maqam of Abdul Qadir al-Jilali, walked alongside the vast Andalucian cemetery, and how I wish I can visit them again.

Planet hijau

teringat salah seorang shbt palestian marah ana katanya..
"berbicaralah dengan bahasa arab fushah"

mybe sebab ana selalu dan malah terbiasa beckp ammiyah atau bhs pasar..yg tunggang terbalik nahu dan shigohnya..

mmg org arab cacamerba arabnya..malah sukar nak cari arab2 yang betul2 cantik bahasa dan mahir nahu..

malah dlm kelas pelajr yang terrer arab betul2..bukan dr arab...

Allhua'lam

me

Planet Hijau, your comment is really apreciated. I'm amazed at that info since I'm highly ignorant about the texts you mentioned. I did heard somewhere about Qatrun Nada, but I don't know what it talks about. By the way, talking about Algerian or Mauritanian scholars, to the best of my knowledge, there are none of them here.

You should know that Ireland is quite different compared to UK, although they are very closely neighboured. Ireland lacks the spirit of traditional Islamic knowledge. And it is rare for traditional scholars like Habib Ali, Hamza Yusuf, Abdul Hakim Murad, Muhammad Ya'qoubi and so on, to pay their visit to Ireland, although they set their foot in UK quite frequently!

Once again, thank you for your supplement. You have opened my eyes wider :) InsyaAllah I'll at least try to get the basic idea of that texts. I hope your info will benefit other readers as well. It nice to have you as my visitor.

Kepada me pula, bila anti (ke anta?) komen macam tu, teringat la pula ana pada satu kisah..hehe..tersenyum la pula sorang2. Nantila dalam pos saya share ok. Anti boleh cakap Arab fuhshah ke?

Erm, if that is the problem, then you should establish links first with UK-based scholars. There is no good in having and hoping long-distance scholars coming to Dublin, only for one or two days events. It would be more appropriate to invite the UK-based ones.

Start with people from Malaysia first. I know there is a student of professor Naquib al-Attas currently doing PhD at Edinburgh University. that should be quite handy given the many flights avaiable between Dublin and Edinburgh. Then, there is Sheikh 'Ali in London, also a Malaysian.

Among the Uk-based scholars, try Sheikh Abdul Aziz Ahmed of Glasgow. I heard he is quite fond of Malaysians and have a few Malaysian contacts in the UK. Don't aim for popular figures; Sheikh Sa'd al-Attas in Keighley, and Sheikh Zoubeir at Banbury should be more free than any other scholars. Popularity is usually media- and events-based, and those scholars that appear unknown do not necessarily be bad.

For events very academics, yet traditional in nature, try Hisham al-Zoubeir, who has written several reviews on Shaikh al-Akiti's fatwa. I had the opportunity to speak to him a few times, and at least in one session, he had verbally promise to come to 'any Malaysian gathering if they need anyone to speak from the perspective of an academician'. No, he is not being haughty, or self-promoting by saying that OK; he is merely offering his help and trying to make a point that he should not be invited as a religious scholar.

I suggest you and your friends pool your money together and visit one of these few names I have mentioned here, and established a personal relationship. The University of Liverpool Islamic Society seems to have employed this strategy and now they are able to entice Sheikh Abdul Aziz to come to their university as a yearly event. You could do the same. That long, more permanent relationship with a scholar is better than having a one-off event.

OK, I have said way tooo much here today... GTG.

Planet Hijau

I am truly sorry for my countless shortcomings, especially prominent in composing the sub-defined statement. Actually, the idea popped up upon some M�sia Kini articles that were forwarded to one of yahoogps that I used to subscribe, which the articles relentlessly debated on the science (definitely not the Islamic sciences, but the �damaging� sciences �the one bounded to bing-bang theory, quantum mechanics n alike). The deviant scientists with their humanist intellectual have been attempting to prove superiority of their scientific evidences over The Sole Creator of the universe. And by putting up their invalid claims, it seems to reflect their preclusion of a sound aqeedah that they inherit, or no?

As I have to apologize profusely, amongst my other shortcomings, perhaps could be summarized in 3-M: 1.Mal-nourished of my spiritual heart 2.Mal-knowledge that I possess 3.Mal-ask (or MALAS bertanya) to those who knows (scholars).

MasyaAllah, when I posted the modified version back to the yahoogp (which apparently consists of highly trained doctors), no one seemed to comment on anything, but Subhanallah the commentaries made by respected readers of this blog on my �statement� manifest another massive reformation by a group of promising enthusiastic younger generation of Malaysia who apparently struggling tirelessly to revive the oblivion lesson of the people on the straight path, is imminent. The said group also reminds me to the young companion of our beloved Prophet S.A.W. May the force of Almighty is with you!

Perhaps, one should also refresh certain definitions like Hippocratic Oath, or even definition of �health� as defined by WHO, by adding in phrases that enforce the slave hood of a mere servant to his/her Great Owner (Adz-Dzariyat:56)

A gentle reminder to me (especially) and to others, hopefully in doing so, we should also observe diligently the good adab of the barakah companions, as the wheel is still spinning, one might be at the top at the moment but can be plummeted towards the bottom at any time, and the latter (the wheel hukm) encompasses everything. wallahua�lam

BTW, salam bulan purnama to Sheikh Planet Hijau (I like your color!), keep up your excellent comments, as precise and concise as before (your refreshing distinctive style of writings as well as your extensive experiences remind me to someone :P) MasyaAllah.

Barakallahu feekum

f.mohamed

f.mohamed,

Wa'alaikum as-salam - but really is this the correct way to reply to your 'salam bulan purnama'? I am scratching me head, :P.

Who could that person be? i am a lone-wolf, dont have many Malaysian friends; would be good for me finding one carbon-copy of myself!

p/s 'me': I love Adam! I love Adela! Met Adam 5 years ago!

Planet Hijau

Planet Hijau, your comment up there (comment #9) need to deleted since the url you posted is too long. So, here I give the modified version:
Alfiyyah Ibn Malik is a major work on Arabc nahw that is still popular in the region of Malay Archipelago, especially in the Indonesian pesantrens.

According to my limited knowledge, in our region, the first traditional Arabic text in use at pesantren is the Matan Ajrumiyyah. This is normally followed by the text on Qatrun Nada (actually the sharh of it, by Ibn Hisham) or the Alfiyyah of Ibn Malik, depending on places and teachers.

In North African madrasah, or mahdhara (in the case of Mauritania), however, the primary text is usually Qatrun Nada, followed by Ajrumiyyah and then Alfiyyah.

Alfiyyah, by Ibn Malik who was a resident scholar at the Andalucian city of Jayyan (modern Spanish city of Caen, about 2 hrs away from Cordoba), is therefore considered the highest and the most difficult of all three texts on Arabic nahw.

I have not seen in the West anyone teaching in public Alfiyyah. Ajrumiyyah in contrast is very popular, known to most beginners in the Path, and the Ajrumiyyah courses offered by institutions like Sunnipath are always oversubscribed.

[Of note is Sunnipath's excellent teaching quality. Malaysians living anywhere in the world should take up their on-line courses. If you are student, and live in Malaysia, there is a huge discount available. The new term has just started and you will not be able to sign up until next June, I believe. Check their website.]

Qatrun Nada, despite being the most basic text in the Northern African tradition, is not normally considered for beginners amongst Western students. Close to your place of resident, Senor Tawel, the London Muslim centre in London offered a spring/summer Arabic courses last year , and they listed it as an advanced text. See HERE. It is more likely, should one wish to learn the nahw using Qatrun Nada, to find an Algerian or Mauritanian scholar. Again, I do not know about Ireland, but there is a huge presnce of Algerian in Birmingham and London, where they even have their own zawiya. To my knowledge it is not as famous amongst Moroccan as a primary text, no?

All three texts employ rhythmic elements.

F Mohamed, thank you for the clarification. Don't worry for the shortcomings. After all, we are just seeker of knowledge. We might stumble somewhere, otherwise we won't learn.

Whatsoever, you seem to know Planet Hijau before. Hehe..and Planet Hijau, I think I'd missed something sweet here. Who is Adam and Adela?? And it must be horrible to be lonely there. You don't have to find a carbon-copy of yorself. I suggest you to find a good wife(s) ;) Just kidding..hehe..

By the way, I was amazed by your very critical, deep and extensive comments. You got a very decent and sound knowledge on this issue. Alhamdulillah. InsyaAllah I can learn something good from you.

And thank you for your suggestion of the number of scholars who reside in UK. Frankly speaking, I don't really know well of the traditionalist scholars who live in UK. What can I say is, "Some people claim that UK is the land of sufis, but I claim that Ireland is the land of Wahhabis." The mosque in front of my house is notoriously known among Malaysian students as 'Masjid Wahhabi'.

But to make things clear, even though I against Wahhabi, but so far I DID NOT and NEVER start any argument with them. They always start it first. Sometimes they want to argue about the fiqh in solat. And to the extreme, one guy had asked me a question, just several seconds before iqamah. He asked, "Do you believe in 20 Sifat of Allah?". When I said I do believe, he stated that that kind of aqeeda is misguided and he want to talk about this thing further after solat (Of course I did not want to go into trouble. So I quickly went home after solat =P).

I believe this kind of situation retards the spread of traditional Islamic knowledge in Ireland. I think you can get the idea why Ireland is significantly different compared to UK. It's not something easy to let the traditional scholars penetrate this strong barrier - something similar in our Islamic world where none but Wahhabi scholars can preach the teaching of Islam in Saudi Arabia without getting any nasty oppressions. You know, somehow I believe that the primary reason why this UK traditionalist scholars do not pay their visit to Ireland is because they got no personal contact with the scholars and Imams here. It's so fishy. Don't you think so, do you? We are closely neighboured, yet so far.

By the way, I know Sidi Abdul Aziz Ahmed. I met him last summer in Glasgow. He even brought us to his house. Shafiq Ayman was there too. He has a very good relationship with Malaysian student. He is so humble. MasyaAllah.. I hope to meet him again in the future.

I know I do aim for popular figures. It is solely because of my total ignorance of the heap of traditional scholars who live in UK or at least come to UK regularly. I agree with you that we can't judge the scholars according to their popularity because it is all media-based. The more media talk about him, the famous he become. However, I did learn about the Western-based scholars from media. So no wonder I frequently talked about the famous one. But it is a shame when certain Brothers and Sisters here are totally ignorant of our Western scholars, even though they are quite Islamic.

I think this is a time where we should promote our scholars heavily. We are not going to see our Malaysian to see Dr Yusuf Qardawi as the only contemporary scholar in this Islamic world, and then qoute his works as if they are the position of majority Sunni scholars. But that doesn't mean I go against all his opinions and ijtihad - that is not my position to decide whether he is right or wrong. But I will against if he make ijtihad that contradicts the mainstream position of our Sunni scholars - i.e. the main four schools (madhab) in Islam. But Alhamdulillah, from what I know, he is going back to the mainstream opinions steadily. And thanks to his website (islamonline.net), certain traditionalist scholars like Abdul Hakim Murad can have his articles and opinions posted there.

So for me, people know the 'existence' of scholars when their articles, ideas, books, etc are being heavily promoted and advertised. I only know the existence of Sidi Afifi quite recently (what a shame!!). And I wonder how much the Wahhabis out there who know the existence of this renowned scholar from Saudi Arabia, named Sheikh Muhammad ibn Alawi ibn 'Abbas al-Maliki al-Hasani even though he lived in the same period of time with both late Sheikh Nasir Albani and late Bin Baz? The Saudi-based publisher like Dar-us-Salam has promoted too much on Sheikh Albani and Bin Baz and other Salafi scholars. I wonder if Dar-us-Salam had published any books written by late Sheikh Muhammad ibn Alawi. Do you ever know one?

You must be joing, senor! For Dar as-Salam to publish Abuya's book is like waiting for, ehem, 'tanduk berkucing'?

I remember vividly when I was on an editor for certain youth magazine. I had one column dedicated to the short biography of ulama', mostly Shafi'i of course, when a sister complained of me wasting the readers time telling them about people they never heard of! SubhanAllah. But I chose not to follow the trend and till the year's end I kept the column running.

Senor, I have read your other postings on the net, and while it is true that the Sunni by and large is the majority today, I hope you won't take offence if I say this argument is flawed, and does not hold water. just because something is hold by a majority, does not mean that is truth.

I mean, if we live in the time of Fatimid Egypt, it may seem that it was the Shiite who was the majority having power-bases in Sijilmasa (in Algeria), Mahdiyyah (in Tunisia), Cairo, Shirvan (Azerbaijan), and several Turkish and Gulf princedoms as well as the Abbasid Caliphate itself.

I think as we are seeing a world where the balance of power might tipped between the Shiite, Sunni and Khawarij-Wahabbi, it is politically more correct to espouse the motto 'truth is truth, whatever the quantity'. that would safeguard this message.

I want to say more, but I am already tired, having just came back from 2 hours night-walking around the neighbourhood, followed by a good tandoori chicken fiesta. If we got the chance we will say more.

Adam and Adelah are two very cute children. I have seen Adam when he was still a few months old and visited thefamily when they were residing at the northern resort of Bridlington. Then I have not seen the family anymore, though I was told they had a new baby, Adela. The parents were such good mentors, abang and kakak, and their stories were and are still an inspiration to kiddies like me.

Thank you for editing my comment. i had hope you'd done corrections to the glaring grammatical errors too, arg!

Adios senor.

Planet Hijau

tawel: ramai student timur tengah kurang mahir berbahasa fushah. Kebanyakkan disebabkan bahasa pasar yang digunakan di sana kebanyakkan memang bahsa pasar. hatta di dalam kulliyah.. sebab tu, ramai student malaysia merangkak-rangkak berbahasa fushah. For me, Alhamdulillah seadanya..shj

planet hijau: you knew them? They was incrediblly cute kids and amazing kids. How Adam preached his friends about Islam.Insyallah they will be a good and soleh/hah Muslims.Just love looking at their pictures. But i never meet them.Insyallah hopefully one day. Just visiting sister elis(their mother) site several times..

me

tapi tak semua student malaysia mcm tu. malah ramai juga yang mahir berbahasa fushah. Semuanya bergantung pd diri sendiri dan pergaulan yang tidak dibatasi. Kalau mahu di negara org putih pun kita boleh fasih berbahasa arab...:)

me

Yes, Senorita Me, that is true - not all Maalaysian students in the Middle east are bad. Imam Suhaib Webb, he is an American scholar, (his wife is Malaysian from Kg Pantai Dalam - wherever that kampung is - and he likes durian very much), and I heard this from his CD, told of his encounter with some Malaysian students at al-Azhar. He heard them speaking Arabic fushah among themselves. being fond of Malaysians, he soon found himself in the Malaysian circle, and asked the students, since Malaysians normally would speak Malay among themselves 'Why do you speak Arabic, and not Malay among yourselves?' The answer impressed him, 'We love to speak Arabic, even if we make a lot of mistakes, because it is the language of our Prophet s.a.w.' That is quite a story isnt it?

Similarly, not all Malaysian students in the West are bad. Although the society back home like to think that the students in the West always bring home 'budaya kuning', but not all 'kuning' is bad. Bring home the yellow of gold!

By the way me, I heart your entry in which you mentioned about how Muslim women should take care of their manners - when blogging and posting comment in the public. I also like sister Elies entry on how the Muslim lady and gentleman should take care of their relationship. This is a topic I rarely hear or read coming from Muslimah written in very nice way. Since I know sister Elies from the good old days, I know she wrote what she only do, and you can see how great is her household!

You mention about Shadhili tariqah in your blog and that you dont like Arabic songs (which is quite a shame). Arabic songs are among the most enrapturing! Do you know you can listen to excellent Arabic qasidah of the Shadhili tradition at www.suhba.org and www.tasawuf.ws? The latter also has a diwan of Syeikh Alawi which you can refer to. I also have in my collection a diwan of Shadhilian qasidah, written by Ibn 'Arabi, Ibn Yallis, Abdul Ghani an-Nablusi, Shaikh Abdul Rahman as-Saghouri among others. My dear teacher loves Bushra Lana so much. I like it too, and Ayyuh al-Ashiq. I've been listening to these musics all weekend and encouraging readers here to listen to them.

Planet Hijau

breifly..

planethijau:sis/bro,it was my first time people ever called me senorita..what does it mean actully..?

MasyAllah,TabarakAllah..it was a great story you mentioned above..there were still azhariyyun that was multazimun bi-deen as they were also multimun in talking Arabic fushah..yup..quite a story..
But i never heard about the Syeikh(poor me)

BarakAllahulak.. thanks for your compliment..just a very brief and humble entry of mine. Still have alot to elobrate, indeed before i have wrote something which related to relationship between male and female in my old blog..But still a very simple one..

MasyAllah, i was actually very impressed with her..she could take care her family as well as her household as you said..

For the Arabic song, i did'nt like.But nasyid is a different story.:) There were so many reosons for it. But song, qasidah, burdah is difference in many ways..isn't it?:)..i will open the site you suggest after this insha-Allah.. really attracted me..Actaully, i have heard from my Turki's (who was my close friend of mine ) a qasidah or burdah( i wasnt sure ) from her computer. when i heard that i said.."is that sufis' song? she exclaimed..you love sufi's? I said"yes i love something about tasawwuf or (tazkiyatun nafs) i love to read or write something which is related to purification of heart.She was one freind of mine that i have discussed breifly along with her friend about Shadili tariqah.But my knowledge about the tariqah still 'minima'. i intend to meet Dr. Malik Badri after have some times..

me

oh by the way, bro tawel, afwanlah komen di blog enta pula..:)

me

Hehe, takpe2 biar meriah sikit jadinya.

Planet Hijau, I take no offence for that correction. It is indeed correct. My argument: "Follow the majority for they are less likely to do mistake", is slightly inaccurate and does not hold water.

What will happen when one day, too many munafiqun and kuffar prevail? For example when The Hour become nearer. Absolutely, we can't say they are correct just because they are majority.

My premise: "Follow the majority for they are less likely to do mistake."
Your premise: "Truth is truth, whatever the quantity is."

Maybe when they are combined, it'll be stronger. How about: "Hold on to the position of what the majority of scholars and ummah had agreed upon, even it is outnumbered, for that is the REAL TRUTH indeed."

Btw, I was really surprised to know Imam Suhaib Webb married a Malaysian woman! And he even like durian. Hehe..I don't really into durian ;p

Oh yeah, I'm not joking about that question (regarding Dar-us-Salam publication). Just being sarcastic. Come to think of it, I've several books that are published by Dar-us-Salam. I think I'm going to boycott Dar-us-Salam after I knew what they did to English version of Riyadus Salihin. Shame on them!

salam

boleh tau macam mana anta buat susunan graphic dari flash version tu? saya sangat tertarik..

terutamanya starting tu..

terima kasih..jazakALLAH

p/s:kalau tidak keberatan , tolong hantar ke nazfar@gmail ye?

Assalamualaikum.MasyaAllah hebat sekali perbincangan sahabat-sahabat di atas. Terasa kecik betul diri ini. Actually i could not really catch-up what is all about. this entry has been more than a year old, but i just have the opportunity 2 read it..
i used to think critically about 'hati' and 'jantung' also before..and had came across an article said that, something like terdapat mitos zaman dahulu mengatakan mereka percaya bahawa jantung itu adalah pusat emosi..tetapi kesahihannya tidaklah dapat saya sahihkan dan tiada kajian untuk membuktikannya dan teori itu juga rapuh but eventually they came out with such hati as 'heart' and that's why whenever they want to say 'i love u'..they'll symbolize the 'love' as 'heart'..but i also dont know the reason behind this.. Qalbu atau hati pula boleh bermaksud jantung, isi akal, semangat, keberanian(menurut kefahaman saya, wallahu ‘alam). 'Suara hati' yang saya belajar dari segi perubatan moden kalau dalam teori Freud kira-kira tempatnya di Superego. Superego adalah bertindak seperti hakim ( asas dalaman yang kukuh)yang menentukan sama ada perbuatan itu baik atau tidak..lebih lanjut tentang superego, ego, id, boleh semak laman http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ego. Ini hanyalah secebis pendapat dari saya yang serba kekurangan..;) kalau salah silap mohon ampun ya!

salam tawel dari saya epsilon.mind al kholidi,

saya pula qalbi itu jantung dan qalbu itu spiritual(hati) :)

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