Saturday, October 13, 2007
Where are we going to?
Its 1.23am, early morning of the 1st day of Syawal, a date muslims world over celebrate for their act of abstinence from the nafs of their daily routine during Ramadhan, and their piety devotion to Allah s.w.t. As the norm has been for the past 17 years, I celebrate alone with emak only to be joined later by Emi and Din, if they are in town. The only major thing that is no longer part of the norm now, is that we no longer rush back to Melaka; we have not done so for the past 2-3 yearr.
The mornings of Syawal always bring mixed emotion of sadness and joy. For the pious, the sadness is mainly due at having to bade farewell to Ramadhan, while for the many, it is in remembrance of family members and close friends who are no longer around.
With emak already asleep, I thought I would like to reproduce an entry I made sometime back, one I previously would not admit to writing. But now the time of hide and seek is slowly but surely ebbing. Like a growing tree, it needs to shed the bark that protects for it to grow bigger. Further, with the availability of Imeem, I am now able to play the music and read the entry at the same time.
This entry which I dare not even call a poem, was marked as Part1, helped me then to influence and realign my political stance. Admittedly it is not perfect as it may have been intended not to be. But as it did me, I hope it will do the same for anyone reading it, insyAllah. PartII however, only Allah knows when it will be.
Theme From Mahagony Pt1
Do you know, where you're going to?
Dunia semakin tua. Pelbagai kekotoran meracuninya. Dan hari demi hari, ia terus diracuni dan dicemari oleh durjana durjana bernama manusia bersama syaiton dan sekutunya. Kemanakah arah tujuan kita?
Do you like the things that life is showing you?
Korupsi, maksiat, jenayah minda dan fizikal berluasa tanpa batasan. Adakah ini yang dinamakan kehidupan? Dan adakah ini kehidupan yang dicari?
Where are you going to?
Bukankah arah tujuan kita untuk kembali?
Do you know?
Tapi tahukah kita walau sekadar membaca kompas untuk mencari arah tujuan?
Do you get what you're hoping for?
Jauh di dalam hati, ramai yang bermohon dan berdoa walau untuk sekadar kedamaian dan ketenteraman, namun kesemua itu akan sia belaka
When you look around you there's no open door.
Kesejahteraan abadi tiada lain jalannya melainkan Ad-Deen
What are you hoping for?
Atau adakah kita meminta perkara yang sementara...yang bathil?
Do you know?
Namun tahukah kita di mana yang bathil dan yang Haq?
A friend, Adiemad, later added the hadith below:
Abu Hurayrah (radhiallahu anhu) narrated that the Messenger of Allah
(sallallahu alaihe wa-sallam) said: "Whoever believes in Allah and the
Last Day, let him say what is righteous or keep silent. Whoever believes
in Allah and the Last Day, let him be kind to his neighbor. And whoever
believes in Allah and the Last Day, let him be generous to his guest."