Free the Shoe Warrior!

 

 

 

citiezen-international

 

 

18 December 2008

 

His Excellency the Ambassador of Iraq                 

Iraq Embassy
Kuala Lumpur
Malaysia

 

Dear Sir,

 

 

SUB: FREE IRAQI PATRIOT MUNTATHER AL-ZAIDI

 

 

We are proud of Muntather Al-Zaidi for hurling his shoes at President Bush, shouting: “You dog! This is from the widows, the orphans and those who were killed in Iraq.” The throwing of the shoes symbolizes the anger of the Arabs, the Muslims and all peace loving people of the world at the atrocities committed by Bush and his Iraqi stooges against the Iraqi people, and the continuing illegal occupation of Iraq.

 

It is an act of great heroic defiance to power that will inspire millions of youths throughout the world to stand up and oppose United States imperialism and its local agents. It’s a message to the oppressors that all your cruise missiles and weapons of mass destruction cannot destroy the spirit of the Iraqi people to resist occupation and win freedom and justice.

 

The flying shoes aimed at Bush and his stooges symbolizes the victory of the poorly armed Iraqi Resistance over the heavily armed American Forces and the local traitors. Muntather’s brave act, knowing that he will be caught and tortured and may even be killed, has redeemed the honour and dignity of the Arabs and Muslims which have been bartered away by the despots and dictators of the  Arab and Muslim world.

 

We understand from news reports that Muntather has been tortured and wounded by the Iraqi and American security forces. The torturers and their Western masters must realize that they will have to pay for their crimes when the people of Iraq end the occupation and achieve liberation and freedom.

 

It has also been reported that he may be sentenced to two years’ imprisonment for insulting Bush. The one who should be in prison is not Muntather but Bush, the war criminal, who is responsible for the deaths of 1.5 million Iraqis and 4200 U.S soldiers, and the displacement of 5 million Iraqis.

 

We join hands with millions of people throughout the world and demand that the Iraqi Government immediately and unconditionally release the Iraqi patriot Muntather Al-Zaidi and bring to justice his torturers. 

 

 

Yours truly,

 

S.M Mohamed Idris

Chairman

Citizens International

 

 

 

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Mumbai Terror Attacks: The Mossad Angle

They killed Hemant Karkare, chief of the police anti-terrorist squad in Mumbai, to send a message that you cannot investigate the Mossad-RSS angle


by Amaresh Misra


MUMBAI, INDIA 4:00AM — Mumbai is under attack. People and forces who killed Mahatama Gandhi, who demolished the Babari Mosque have triumphed. More than 16 groups of terrorists have taken over Taj, Oberai and several hotels. Hundreds of people are dead. For the first time no one is blaming Muslim organizations. The Mumbai ATS chief Hemant Karkare and other officers of the ATS have been killed. These were the same people who were investigating the Malegaon Blasts – in which Praggya Singh, an army officer and several other noted personalities of the BJP-RSS-Bajrang Dal-VHP were arrested. Karkare was the man to arrest them. Karkare was receiving threats from several quarters. LK Advani, the BJP chief and several other prominent leaders of the so-called Hindu terrorism squad were gunning for his head. And the first casualty in the terrorist attack was Karkare! He is dead – gone – the firing by terrorists began from Nariman House – which is the only building in Mumbai inhabited by Jews. Some Hindu Gujaratis of the Nariman area spoke live on several TV channels – they openly said that the firing by terrorists began from Nariman house. And that for two years suspicious activities were going on in this house. But no one took notice.


Our worst fears have come true. It is clear that Mossad is involved in the whole affair. An entire city has been attacked by Mossad and probably units of mercenaries. It is not possible for one single organization to plan and execute such a sophisticated operation. It is clear that this operation was backed by communal forces from within the Indian State. The Home Minister Shivraj Patil should resign. The RSS-BJP-VHP-Bajrang Dal should be banned. Advani and others ought to be arrested. Today is a day of shame for all Indians and all Hindus. Muslims and secular Hindus have been proven right. RSS type forces and Israel are all involved in not only destabilizing but finishing India. India should immediately snap all relations with Israel. We owe this much to Karkare and the brave ATS men who had shown the courage to arrest Praggya Singh, Raj Kumar Purohit, the army officer and several others.


A photograph published in Urdu Times, Mumbai, clearly shows that Mossad and ex-Mossad men came to India and met Sadhus and other pro-Hindutva elements recently. A conspiracy was clearly hatched.


This is a moment of reckoning especially for Hindus of India. The killers of Gandhi have struck again. If we are true Sanatanis and true Hindus and true nationalists and true patriots we have to see this act as a clear attack by anti-national deshdrohi forces. Praggya Singh, Advani and the entire brand is anti-national. They ought to be shot. Any Hindu siding with them is hereafter warned of serious consequences.


This is a question of nationalism. If no one else, the Indian army will not take this lying down. Communal, anti-national forces have attacked the very foundation of the Indian constitution and the nation. We will fight a civil war if need be against the pro-Hindutva, communal forces and their Israeli backers.


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Dr. Amaresh Misra is an historian/journalist. His most recent book “War of Civilizations: India AD 1857” was released in March 2008 by the Vice President of India Shri Mohd. Hamid Ansari.

Quranic wisdom for Men and Women

Al-Ahzab (The Confederates)
Chapter 33: Verse 35

Equal Footing
For Muslim men and women, for believing men and women, for devout men and women, for true men and women, for men and women who are patient and constant, for men and women who humble themselves, for men and women who give in charity, for men and women who fast, for men and women who guard their chastity, and for men and women who engage much in Allah’s praise, for them has Allah prepared forgiveness and great reward.

Initially, Quranic verses used only the masculine plural form to refer to the women and men in the new faith community. For years, “believers” (al-muminun), and “the truthful” (as-sadiqun), either referred specifically to men or to the men and women who constituted the Prophet’s first Companions. Once, a woman (or several, according to the different traditions) asked the Prophet why women were not explicitly mentioned in the revealed message. The Book – which, while revealing a universal message, also included responses to the questions asked by the Men around the Prophet – was later to mention women and men distinctively, as in the above verse.

This evolution of the message is part of divine teaching in the process of revelation carried out over twenty-three years: the faithful are thus led to evolve in their understanding of things and critically reconsider some of their cultural or social practices. The status of women, who were sometimes killed at birth because of the shame they might bring, was to be reformed in stages, as verses were revealed.

It thus appeared more and more clearly that the Quran’s message and the Prophet’s attitude were apt to free women from the cultural shackles of Arab tribes and clans and from the practices of the time. The Creator addresses women as being on an equal footing with men, their status as beings and believers is the same as men’s, and the requirements of worship are absolutely identical.

Compiled From:
Radical Reform: Islamic Ethics and Liberation” – Tariq Ramadan, pp. 209, 210

Deputy Speaker’s Rejection of Motion on Gaza Condemned

 

 

 

Press statement

by S.M Mohamed Idris

27 November 2008

 

 

 

 

Deputy Speaker’s Rejection of Motion on Gaza Condemned

 

Citizens International strongly condemns the Deputy Speaker of the Dewan Rakyat Datuk Ronald Kiandee for rejecting the emergency motion to urge the Government to take action against the closure of the Gaza border in Palestine by Israel.

 

We express our full appreciation of Dr Mohd Puad Zarkashi (BN –Batu Pahat) for raising the motion and the Opposition Leader Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim as well as all the Members of the Dewan for supporting it.

 

The international public will construe the rejection of the motion as an expression of pro-Zionist sympathies and anti- Palestinian prejudice. It has brought great shame to our Parliament, Government and Nation.

 

The rejection goes against the sentiments and wishes of the Malaysian people who have been urging the international community to take urgent steps to lift Israel’s siege of Gaza and end the humanitarian disaster there.

 

 

 

 

The reason given by Datuk Ronald for rejecting the motion, that is, that it is not urgent is absurd. He obviously has not been reading newspapers or watching T.V on the plight, suffering and misery of the Palestinians in Gaza. Or is his decision based on a prejudiced view of the Palestinian-Israeli conflict?

 

The following statistics highlight the desperate humanitarian situation in Gaza and the need for urgent action by governments, the United Nations, the Organisation of Islamic Conferences (OIC) and all those who believe in defending and upholding human rights and the rule of law.

 

·         Around 80% of Gaza populations live under poverty line. 

·         1,100,000 people depend on humanitarian aid provided by UNRWA, Arab, Islamic and foreign organizations.   

·         Unemployment ratio has reached 65% 

·         60% of Gaza’s children suffer from malnutrition. 

·         About 97% of factories and workshops have stopped working, specifically 3900 factories. The industrial zone of Gaza is completely closed. 

·         Individual income: $650 per year or $2 a day. 

·         Freedom of movement from Gaza to the West bank, Jerusalem and outside world is being blocked. 

·         Around 260 people have died due to lack of medicines or because of being prevented from traveling outside for treatment.  

·         Nearly 40% of siege victims are children. 

·         About 150 types of essential medicines are not available in Gaza. 

·         The only medical factory in Gaza has halted production due to shortage of raw materials. 

·         Projects for constructing and developing hospitals, clinics and educational bodies have been suspended. 

 

 

Given this grim situation it is preposterous that Datuk Ronald rejected the motion on the ground of lack of urgency.

Thousands of people are braving their lives to break the siege. Civil society organizations have been sending shiploads of medicine and food to Gaza to break the siege, despite the threats from the Israeli Armed Forces. Is it not a shame that our Parliamentarians, sitting in the air-conditioned comfort of their ostentatious chambers, cannot even adopt a paper resolution in support of the efforts to lift the siege.

We call on all Malaysians to:

·         Write to Datuk Ronald Kiandee protesting against the rejection of the Motion on Gaza.

·         Write to the Prime Minister and the Leader of the Opposition to jointly move a motion in the Dewan Rakyat on lifting the siege on Gaza

·         Hold demonstrations in front of Parliament House urging our Parliamentarians to adopt a motion on lifting the siege on Gaza

·         Write to President Hoseini Mubarak through the Egyptian Embassy here urging the Egyptian Government to open the Rafah Crossing to allow for free flow of people, goods and services.

·         Hold demonstrations in front of the United States and Egyptian Embassies calling for an end to the siege of Gaza.

 

 

 

Thank you.

Yours faithfully,

S.M.Mohamed Idris

Chairman

Shame on the Arabs, shame on the Muslims, shame on humanity

 
[ 02/03/2008 – 02:00 AM ]
By Khalid Amayreh in the West Bank

As Israel is fulfilling its threat to inflict a “greater holocaust” (greater than the German Holocaust) on the Palestinian people, the vast bulk of Arabs and Muslims, as well as the rest of the world, are looking on passively as the Judeo-Nazi state is having a free season on the helpless Palestinians.

This is not a matter of controversy and the facts are neither nebulous nor incomplete. You are all watching the slaughter show before your eyes, on you TV screens.

Yes, the scope of the massacres has not yet reached the Auschwitz proportions, but soon it will if you continue to play deaf and dumb as if the wanton slaughter is taking place on a different planet.

To the Arab masses and governments, I say shame on you. You are not worthy of being true descendants of Ali Ibn Abe Taleb, Abu Bakr al Siddique and Omar Ibn al-Khattab. You are the worst progeny of the best of mankind. Can’t you see your shame? Your ignominy is clarion, your apostasy is striking.

How could you continue to look yourselves in the mirror? Have you lost all your senses, all your sensibility, your honor, your humanity? How could you go on living normally while your brothers and sisters in Gaza are being slaughtered like helpless sheep at the hands of the Nazis of our time?

Shame on you, shame on your Petro-dollars! What good could there be in your billions or trillions when they can’t protect our crying women and children from the bayonets of the Judeo-Nazis? What good can there be in your hefty bank account when you can’t look Israel in the face?

Have you completely lost your dignity, your sense of honor and pride, even humanity? When will you stop kissing the hands of your child-killers?

Are you dead?

And to the Muslims? You babble endlessly about solidarity with the Palestinian people. But you are busy killing each other in Iraq and Pakistan and Lebanon while Jerusalem is being decapitated, very much like the children of Gaza.

You, too, are liars and hypocrites. You claim to be followers of the Prophet Muhammed who said a Muslim is a brother to every other Muslim. So why have you betrayed your Muslim brothers and sisters in Palestine, leaving them at the mercy of the Nazis of our time? Why? Are you afraid of upsetting your perfidious rulers, the slaves of America? Are you worried about losing a day’s wage? Are you so addicted to the comfort and luxury of life that you can’t devote a day for the people of Palestine and al-Masjidul Aqsa.

You are more than 1.4 billion human beings living on a vast expanse of land extending from Indonesia in the east to Morocco in the West . How is it that you can’t do anything to help your Palestinian brothers who are facing the prospect of annihilation at the hands of Nazis of our time?

Yes, you, too, are responsible for the merciless murder of these innocent children in Gaza. What will you tell your maker when you meet Him on the Day of Judgment?

Shame on you for your silence, passivity and cowardice. You surely could do a lot to save the Palestinians from this ongoing genocide in Gaza.

Take to the streets wherever you are and make your voices heard. Let the Judeo-Nazis and their supporters feel your presence.

Try to pressure your respective governments to sever ties with Israel and her supporters. You can always do much more…if you have the will.

And a last word to the peoples of the world, if you think that the Judeo Nazis are only after the Palestinians, you are dead wrong. The Judeo Nazis are after world domination. They are after you freedoms, your resources, and your future. The Palestinians are only the first step, and then will come your turn.

So, wake up, speak up and make your voices heard, or they will control your life and enslave you as they have enslaved the United States and much of Western Europe.

Zionism is simply the Nazism of our time; it is a real cancer.

If you don’t defeat it, it will kill you.

 

Source: The Palestinian Information Center

Turmoil in Pakistan is a breeding ground of evil.

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The news are spinning the bloody incident of Benazir Bhuto’s assassination like there will be no tomorrow. Images of gruesome bodies splattering around the blast area could give shivers to any people who are watching the news. Typical media coverage-straight to the heart of the action. Emotion is running wild. Benazir’s supporters are deeply in grief as if there is no light at the end of the road. A devastated day indeed for them.

Death will come unto any being. The immortal one would only be God (sorry Sam Harris, your atheistic nature still fail to challenge God’s fate when it comes to mortality of being ). Benazir Bhuto’s death is just another turn of Wheel of Fate that has been charted long before she was born. Let us not be too grieving on her death because at time like this, when emotions running wild and rationality seems elusive, the great evil lurks behind the scene.

Human being ( read: Pakistani) is capable to turn into a beast at any time like this. Thus it is very important for the whole nation to remain sane despite the suffering that most Pakistani felt under the ruling of Musharaff the Iron fist. Let all Muslim in Pakistan turn back to their source of hope which is none other than the Quran and Sunnah as what have been told ages ago by the beloved Prophet Muhammad (peace be upon him).

In time like this,evil can come in different shapes and forms; internally or externally preying the weak to be exploited unto path of destruction. What’s the benefit of killing your fellow Muslim brothers and sisters? We know Pakistan is a failed state. Nothing is good coming out from that Islamic Republic in thess few years time. Does assassinating Benazir will topple the true problem (read: Musharaf)? No it won’t. Then why this bloody incident could occur deep inside the heart of land where Islam is deeply rooted in the birth of this country?

I don’t have the answer for all of the questions that I’ve posted earlier. But one thing for sure, the ‘evil’ who love to see Pakistan in turmoil surely becoming excited at this moment. As expected riot is bursting out in most township in Pakistan. People are angry and already lost control of their emotion. Musharaf’s government will be scorched down if every Pakistani go out to the streets and start burning, smashing the public amenities like those are not theirs.

Is this a sort of revolution like what happen in East Germany before the fall Berlin Wall? There is no leadership, and there is no concrete planning. Every single opposition party has been curtailed from doing concrete problem solving action in restoring back the order and the government is still thinking they can rule the land without much problems.

I bet those Zionist is already smiling widely upon the spill over effect of the incident. Nothing makes them happier than observing the disintegration of Muslims in their own land. The real problem is not about the accusation of militants as the culprit behind this assassination, but the great problem lies in the heart of every Muslims in Pakistan. Unity is the key. They have to be united first as if they are in a great line of army and start finding viable solutions for this malaise. Violent in public is not the solution. It only cause destitute towards Pakistani Muslims and change will not be happening by burning down the rubber on the street.

Pakistan is in need of a solidarity among the oppositions and they must act fast before the masses lose control of themselves and set to become a ‘beast’ with full of rage. A leadership must be instilled upon this reformation or else the death of Benazir will remain to be only a death of a person, not as a pretext for a greater change. May God reward her as what she should be deserving under the justice that has prescribed by Him. Sanity come first before victory emerge.

Perjuangan Islam di Malaysia: Antara realiti dan pragmatisme

Oleh: rausyanfikir

“Kamu orang apa? PAS ke ABIM ke UMNO?”

“Saya orang Islam, dan saya menyokong kebenaran”

Mungkin senario ini jarang kita hadapai tetapi jauh dilubuk hati para da’ie pasti timbul gejolak pemikiran sebegini.

Begitulah realiti yang menggigit dunia perjuangan dan dakwah pada hari ini. Tidak sah jika identifikasi berkenaan dengan kumpulan yang didokong tidak dinyatakan dengan jelas oleh mana-mana pihak.

Di sebelah sini mengatakan kumpulan ini paling syumul, di sebelah sana pula mengatakan kumpulan ini play safe dan kedengaran juga suara-suara yang menyapa kumpulan sana hanya panda bercermah dan mencemuh.

Hairan bukan? Sudahlah umat Islam Negara ini terpecah kepada dua golongan besar yang menyokong agenda Nasionalis dan Islam tiba-tiba dalam kelompok pembawa api kebenaran terdapat juga serpihan debu yang mengotorkan tangan pembawa obor: perpecahan antara kumpulan-kumpulan Islam turut berlaku dalam kelompok besar yang memperjuangkan islam di tanah air.

Bukankah kita sudah sedia maklum bahawa di akhir zaman ini, Al Ahzab moden sudah bersedia berpadu tenaga tanpa mengira ideologi dan akidah melainkan sepakat membulatkan nafsu menentang Islam yang sejati. Kristian, Hindu, Zionis dan Atheis yang radikal tidak peduli sama ada mereka sebulu ataupun tidak, melainkan hati hitam yang bencikan islam.

Bagaimana kita di Malaysia? Saya boleh terima jika PAS dan UMNO bermusuh akibat perbezaan dasar perjuangan tetapi krisis inter-kumpulan Islam? Adalah sesuatu yang sangat tidak wajar berlaku di saat-saat begini.

Bersatu teguh bercerai roboh

Rasanya peribahasa di atas sudah cukup menggambarkan betapa perpaduan bagi umat melayu Islam sangat penting bagi menjamin kedaulatan bangsa, agama dan Negara kita. Malanganya, ada sesetengah mungkin juga sesetengah yang banyak kuantitinya gagal menghayati maksud perpaduan tersebut.

“Kumpulan aku lebih baik! Kami tidak gentar menyatakan aqidah perjuangan kami!’

“ Kumpulan kami pula lebih banyak lakukan perubahan pada golongan professional!”

Realiti semasa perjuangan Islam di Malaysia ini sememangnya mengambarkan beberapa sudut. Di satu penjuru terdapat Muslimin dan Muslimat yang berjuang dengan penat lelah dalam menentang kezaliman penguasa manakala dalam satu sudut yang lain terdapat juga mereka yang mampu menarik keluar ahli maksiat kepada ahli masyarakat yang lebih berguna.

Semua orang mempunyai tempat yang tersendiri dalam perjuangan. Perjuangan tidak pernah dieksklusifkan hanya milik kumpulan Islam tertentu malah Allah juga tidak meletakkan hanya Islam sahaja yang layak berjuang dalam menentang segala kezaliman dan kemusnahan.

Lihat saja dunia yang penuh warna warni dari zaman Gandhi ke Guevara dan dari Mandela ke Malcolm X yang mana masing-masing mempunyai susur galur berduri yang tersendiri. Ada yang berjaya ada yang masih belum merasai buah kemenangan.

Walau apa pun perjuangan tersebut dimulakan, ia mula atas perasaan dan fitrah semulajadi manusia yang cintakan kedamaian dan keadilan, membencikan kekacauan dan kezaliman.

Tetapi, walaubagaimanapun, perjuangan menuntut KEBENARAN sudah tentu hanyak milik kepada Islam kerana akar ataupun akidah perjuangan mestilah tepat bagi menyempurnakan fitrah hidup yang sudah dicipta khas untuk manusia yang tunduk kepada Khaliqnya.

Sayangnya, walaupun kita sudah berada pada jalan perjuangan yang BENAR berbanding beribu-ribu manusia yang berjuang tetapi masih gagal menemui al-haq, kita masih gagal menyatukan sumber dan kekuatan perjuangan Islam tersebut.

Sifat taasub inilah yang menghindarkan kita dari menyelesaikan masalah yang sebenar iaitu masalah ummah. Pernah berlaku bila mana seorang ahli gerakan mengemukakan konsep yang lebih mengfokus kepada ummah ataupun dalam bahasa modennya Ummah centric dalam tulisannya tiba-tiba sahaja sesetengah daripada kita melenting dan terus mencaci dengan begitu dahsyat kepada saudara perjuangan kita hanya kerana kita tidak mampu memahami dengan lebih mendalam konsep “Ummah Centric” yang cuba di sampaikan tersebut.

Tidak kisahlah untuk kita tidak dapat menerima pandangan insan tersebut tetapi dimanakah adab sesama kita dalam tidak mempesetujui perkara sebegitu?

Minda tertutup kerana bersikap idealistik

Baru-baru ini saya menghadiri perhimpunan nasional gerakan-gerakan Islam di Malaysia yang dianjurkan oleh Sekretariat Kongres Umat Islam Se-Malaysia dan Kerajaan Negeri Kelantan untuk membincangkan gerak kerja menggemblengkan potensi umat untuk tahun-tahun yang berikutnya. Sambutan yang ditunjukkan sangat menggalakkan kerana hampir kesemua gerakan hadir kecuali UMNO (mungkin kerana faktor kerajaan Negeri Kelantan sebagai salah satu pihak penganjur).

Terdapat satu sesi yang sangat menarik bila mana perbincangan bersama tokoh ilmuan perlembagaan Malaysia iaitu Prof. Aziz Bari yang berlegar mengenai isu “ Adakah Malaysia sebuah negara Islam?”

Saya kira, beliau sememangnya mahu mencetuskan anjakan paradigma untuk melihat sejauh mana para pejuang Islam di tanah air ini memberi respons dalam isu ini. Katanya:

“ Malaysia ini bukanlah sebuah negara Islam mahupun negara sekular kerana kita tidak memenuhi kesemua kriteria untuk kedua-dua ciri tersebut dalam struktur perlembagaan dan undang-undang negara kita”

Bayangkan reaksi yang ditimbulkan oleh para delegasi seolah-olah hendak bertegang urat dengan beliau. Masih ramai yang mahu menegaskan negara ini merupakan negara Islam dan bukan sekular ( mungkin mereka bermaksud negara Muslim kerana majoriti penduduk Malaysia adalah Melayu Muslim ataupun melihat kembali status quo sejarah tanah air ini pernah didaulatkan dengan Islam) dan pelbagai hujah dan kekeliruan yang timbul dalam membahas isu ini.

Keadaan menjadi agak hangat sehinggakan pihak pengajur terpaksa bertindak dengan pantas bagi mengendurkan suasana tersebut menjadi lebih rasional daripada emosional.

Mungkin tidak ramai yang bersetuju dengan kenyataan beliau tetapi bagi saya, Prof Aziz Bari bersikap pragmatik dalam hal Negara Islam. Untuk kita menyatakan kepada dunia bahawa Malaysia merupakan Negara Islam melalui peti undi merupakan satu perkara yang agak mustahil.

Prof Aziz Bari sendiri melontarkan kembali soalan kepada para delegasi bahawa benchmark ataupun kayu ukur mana yang perlu kita guna dalam menilai sejauh manakah ‘Islam-nya’ negara kita ini kelak apabila Islam kembali berkuasa? Sudah tentu model yang terbaik ialah Madinah Al-Munawarah sewaktu baginda Rasulullah S.A.W memerintah.

Realitinya Malaysia adalah sebuah negara yang majmuk. Kita mempunyai pelbagai kaum dan agama yang dimana hampir kesemua daripada mereka yang bukan Islam masih tidak faham Islam sebagai ad-deen walaupun kita sudah 50 tahun hidup secara aman. Belum lagi kita kira golongan Melayu yang langsung melihat Islam sebagai agama ritual semata-mata. Masih jauh lagi untuk kita capai matlamat terulung tersebut dan seperti kata Presiden CAP iaitu S.M Idris:

“ For you to create an Islamic State you must create an Islamic Society first”

Kenyataan S.M Idris ini boleh saya simpulkan sebagai mekanisme sulbah yang mana kita bermula dengan individu Muslim, Keluarga Muslim, Masyarakat Muslim, Negara Islam sehinggalah kepada Khilafah yang telah lama hilang dari ingatan kaum Muslimin di dunia ini.

Saya kira kita harus bersikap realistik seperti Turki dalam melalui jalan sulbah ini. Fokuskan kepada masalah umat yang bersifat dasar daripada bertelagah mengenai perkara yang lebih ideal sifatnya untuk masa sekarang.

Saya tidak berkata tidak perlu para da’ie berpeluk tubuh dalam menghadapi suasana politik yang korup tetapi jangalah sampai kita terbawa-bawa dengan tarikan kuasa untuk menegakkan syariah melalui peti undi tanpa melakukan Islah dari bawah iaitu terhadap umat dahulu.

Kesemua ini perlu berjalan seiringan dimana ada kumpulan yang berjuang meng’Islam’kan politik dan ada kumpulan yang gigih meng’Islah’kan masyarakat dari akar umbi. Maka sikap “jemaah aku paling hebat” sudah tentu tidak akan timbul dan apatah lagi berbalah sesama kita.

Islam ini syumul

Islam sepertimana yang kita tahu bukan sekadar agama ritual. Kita berTuhan kerana kita percaya dengan fitrah manusia sebagai makhluk yang lemah yang senantiasa bergantung kepada Allah dalam melaksanakan tanggungjawab kita sebagai khalifah di muka bumi Allah ini (hablumminallah).

Kita juga sedar bahawa sebagai manusia kita tidak hidup berseorangan di muka bumi ini. Kita perlu menjalinkan hubungan selaku indvidiu, anggota masyarakat, anggota keluarga dan pelbagai lagi peranan sebagai manusia dalam kelompok yang besar (hamblumminannas).

Sudah tentu kesemua ini perlukan aturan yang lengkap dan kemas. Maka disinilah peranan Islam sebagai cara hidup yang melampaui erti agama yang difahami kebanyakkan manusia di atas muka bumi Allah ini.
Saya mewakafkan diri kepada perjuangan Islam bukan kerana ingin menegakkan Islam melalui peti undi tetapi kerana saya sangat mempercayai Islam itu sungguh lengkap dan tidak mampu ditandingi oleh mana-mana kuasa dan idea apatah lagi Islam itu sendiri melengkapi kepada semua perkara dan tidak ada sedikit pun cacat cela akan ad-deen ini.

Atas dasar kefahaman inilah saya sanggup meninggalkan keenakan hidup duniawi untuk mencari redha Allah demi melihat Islam kembali menyinari alam tidak kira sinaran kebenaran itu kepada umat Islam yang telah tenggelam ataupun umat manusia sekalian yang masih meraba-raba dalam kesesatan.

Perasaan untuk menerima Islam sebagai ad-deen dalam diri saya ini melampaui sempadan kebersamaan saya dengan kumpulan Islam tertentu malah lebih daripada identiti saya sebagai Melayu Muslim.
Islam sebagai ad-deen telah menusuk jiwa manusiawi saya yang lemah sehinggakan roh Islam itu menggantikan roh manusiawi yang tidak ada makna jikalu tidak mengenali Tuhan yang Esa melalui cara yang telah digariskan oleh-Nya iaitu Islam sebagai ad-deen.

Jikalau betul para pejuang Islam di Malaysia ini percaya Islam itu syumul kenapa masih terdapat lompongan yang besar dalam pelbagai aspek perjuangan antaranya seperti dalam bidang alam sekitar, perdaganan dan lain-lain bidang yang dimana kita menerima model dan pendekatan Barat untuk kita gunakan dalam pembangunan masyarakat kita.

Pernah Tuan Haji Azmi (Presiden TERAS) dan S.M Idris (Presiden CAP) pergi ke Pakistan untuk bertemu dengan beberapa tokoh gerakan di Paksitan dan diantaranya ialah Presiden Jamaat-e-Islami (JI) yang dahulunya terkenal dengan susuk seperti As-Syaheed Abul A’la Al-Mawdudi yang hidup sezaman dengan As-Syaheed Imam Hassan Al Bana.

Ketika mana Tuan Haji Azmi dan S.M Idris bertemu dengan Presiden JI pada masa kini iaitu Qazi Hussain Ahmad, mereka bertanyakan kenapa JI tidak memperjuangkan isu-isu alam sekitar dan kepenggunaan? Jawapan yang diberi cukup menduka citakan. Qazi Hussain bertanya kembali kepada mereka bahawasanya bukankah itu merupakan isu orang Kristian?

Kenyataan sebeginilah yang mendukacitakan mereka berdua termasuklah saya selaku orang yang memandang tinggi gerakan Islam tersebut.

Ternyata gerakan Islam sendiri yang bersikap sempit minda dalam melihat masalah umat. Ia berlaku hampir di semua tempat di dunia ini dan gerakan Islam gagal menggunakan potensi yang ada untuk membawa isu-isu sebegini.

Realiti yang cukup takut untuk kita fikirkan. Lompong-lompong yang ada ini siapakah yang bertanggungjawab terhadapnya? Kita ada pelbagai jenis kumpulan Islam di Malaysia dan kita masih gagal untuk menutupi permasalahan yang timbul semakin hari semakin kompleks. Akhirnya, disebabkan kita tidak ada peneraju dalam bidang tertentu kita gagal memahami keperluan yang kritikal dalam menangani isu tersebut.

Jikalau kita lihat senario di atas, perlukah kita bercakar ayam dalam menyelesaikan masalah umat? Mungkin cakarnya tidak jelas tetapi sakit daripada perbuatan itu akhirnya melukai roh perjuangan untuk menyelamatakn umat dan ini akhirnya membuatkan gerakan Islam lebih terdedah kepada ancaman Ahzab Moden yang lebih kompleks lagi licik.

Cukuplah dengan jemaah centric yang berlebihan yang melahirkan ketaasuban terhadap kumpulan yang disertai sehinggakan kumpulan lain seolah-olah tidak ada tempat dan tidak betul manhajnya.

Cukuplah juga dengan ummah centric yang melampau yang akhirnya menjadikan diri terumbang ambing ditelan ombak ganas akibat menaiki sampan sendiri sehingga menidakkan keperluan bersama kapal yang lebih besar dan selamat dalam menongkah ombak ganas tersebut.

Kesemua ini hanya akan mendatangkan kelemahan kepada perjuangan umat Islam di tanah air. Seperti kata Ustaz Hasrizal jemaah itu keperluan dan ummah itu tujuan. Insyaallah jikalau kita mengambil sikap bersederhana dalam hal ini, umat Islam di Malaysida tidak akan rugi malah kita dapat menzahirkan betapa Islam ini mampu menyelesaikan segala permasalahan manusia.

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