Saturday, December 25, 2010
Do we embracing or inheriting, our beliefs?
Embracing religion; and inheriting religion; are two big different things.
When we inherit what we beliefs from our parents, we follow them blindly without even questions and asks. We never bother on what base they beliefs are, nor that we care to make our own finding.
Hence, when we are asked to do something just because "the religion said so", we became very reluctant and rebellious. We started to say the beliefs are 'backward' and 'old-fashioned'. Even if we did not say so in respect of our parents, we did them half-heartedly. In the end we would not follow it when they are no longer around or as soon we got the chance to do it without anyone telling us what is wrong or right.
OR when someone came to us and started questioning what we are believing that does not look 'logical' and 'against the nature or trend', our mind started to confused. We dont know what to say or explain, because we know, deep inside in our heart even we dont really sure of what we are believing. The only thing we can say is, "BECAUSE OUR PARENTS DID THAT AND SAID SO".
Here are a few questions:
Have we ever question what our parents told us to believe, is true?
WHY, then, our religion told us to do this and that?
HOW DEEP, do we really know who our GOD is?
How about others believes, why they did not believe what we believe? nor why they did not do what we did?
Is not then, much 'easier to be like them'?
Or why they choose to be like that, to do something very trifling (leceh?) and 'harder'? or 'old-fashioned'?
Mase kecik, ak pernah cakap mcam nih, "Alaa agama Islam ni bukan betul pon kan? Kan ade banyak agama lagi kat luar tuh, Buddha, Hindu, Kristian etc etc. Kenape dorang pecaye bende laen??"
Right? Have you ever though something like that?
But when we embrace the religion, we UNDERSTANDS why we did this and that.
WE will know on what base that we are doing. From what source, which verse, and understanding the TRUE REASON.
Whenever anyone saying something related to what we believe, we will able to explain to them reasonably and unarguable. More, we will quickly realise, which one is the original thing from the religion and which is human creation and addition saying that its in the religion .
I had met a pluralism, accidentally through the facebook. It started when a friend of mine post a picture of a newspaper written about secularism and she started taging her friends. Then suddenly, a guy said out lout, "Hey, I am a pluralist myself, I dont see any wrong with it." He said something about, 'I am already 28, you're just 18 blabla, you will realise latter.' And yes, he is a Malay.
Soo, what wrong with a pluralist?
A pluralist does not believe in absolute truth of one religion. They said, all religions are same.
Let we check, how a pluralism created at the first place.
Pluralism exist when A BELIEVER OF A RELIGION STARTED TO REALISE, HIS/HER BELIEFS HAVE A LOT OF MISTAKES AND IRRELEVANT THINGS, that he/she does not really believe in it.
This, does not apply with my Islam. Because ISLAM IS PERFECT THAT YOU WOULD NOT FOUND ANY FAULT AND IRRELEVANT IN IT.
Simply said, I had questioned my religion again and again, I will always got the acceptable answer. I had never been said, 'Dont ask, just do.", things.
And now I understand on whatever I am doing in the name of God.
I understand the deep meaning of prayer, of salawat, of zikr, even when I see people wearing serban and keeping beard, I can differentiate which did it according to the real Sunnah, which is not.
A friend of mine was asked, why she would wear the long scurf, that we like to call, 'langsir' or 'kelawar'
Her simple, yet a deep asnwer, "Sebab Allah suruh, dan saye sayang Die. Kalau kite buat ape Die tak suke, macam mane Die nak sayang kite balik."
Yes we know He exist.
The question is, how much we believe that He exists? And how much do we know Him?
Let we ask ourself first....