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Tuesday, August 28, 2007

Last day in Bintulu & Nisfu Sya'ban

Today is my last day in Bintulu, Tomorrow I'll be heading back to JB.

I was sitting outside the hotel on a full moon night, when it hit me that it was nisfu syaaban.

As usual, one group will go to the mosque to perform the normal wirid, quran recital and others, fit for nisfu syaaban. Another, who claim themselves to be 'salafi', will bring up the bidaah (innovation) issue, obvious on their blogs (try http://the-authenthic.blogspot.com/). Sadly, most of the people are not aware, do not know and do not even care about nisfu syaaban, and they just keep to the routine of committing sin day and night (including me).

Weirdly, the salafi people, who see themselves as defender of the authentic religion, prefer to discuss the innovation issue, more than tackling the maksiat. The main argument is 'innovation, and creating false claim based on the Prophet s.a.w is the worst sin'

Let me ask my wahabi brothers out there. I do practice amalan nisfu syaaban and you accuse us of creating this amalan, and making it compulsory.

There are times when we miss doing it, and like other people, I do not feel any guilty for missing it. You guys put words into our mouth, and accuse us of committing things we do not commit.

We never make anything compulsory. The halal, haram, wajib come from Allah, and Allah alone. All we do is giving suggestion as to how one can utilise one's time given a night close to ramadhan.

Quran teaches us to remember Allah, standing, sitting and lying down (refer ali imran). So what's wrong with doing zikir while standing?

If I read mathurat, you'll praise me for practicing sunnah (and maybe because you are pro ikhwan too). If I read it while standing, running or even playing football, is there any problem? If I am jumping around, is it ok? If the whole team starts reciting mathurat loudly, is it wrong? And what's the difference with those reciting zikr while standing, or even spinning?

Just because you know mathurat, you become very comfortable with it. And of course, you know football, so you become comfortable also. Add up all the comfortable elements, you get comfortable result. So you are OK with it.

Because those who practice different zikr have different teachers from you, you begin to question the validity of the practice. Because it is an unknown to you, and you are not comfortable with it. And you are not comfortable with dancing or spinning. Add up these two elements, it become the greatest bidaah for you that you need to abolish.

My meaningless rambling

Z

3 Comments:

Anonymous SK said...

Dgn sape pulak Zacharias bergaduh nih? :D

I like the part of Zikr while spinning and dancing. But somewhat disappointed coz wasn't invited to that program @ London.

8:00 PM  
Blogger zacharias said...

well, there are many more programmes. Let's plan for a trip to Konya..

12:07 AM  
Blogger ihsan_huhu said...

xpening ke pusing?

those imams made their ijtihad of what they dont know, n other imams made ijtihad of what they dont know as well. but that doesnt mean they cancelled each other...

taksub2.. agama bukan satu hala

3:40 PM  

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