Wednesday, May 14, 2008

Pearls and Gem from Surah Al Rad [ Letter 13 , Verse 11 ]

Friends ,

This often repeated Verse 11 from Surah Al Rad sounds and mean differently in the context as it was always mention in the past .This classical English translation by Prickhall ,seem to imply a deeper meaning than the usual '' Tuhan tak akan tukar nasib orang Melayu jika kita orang Melayu sendiri tidak tukar nasib sendiri '' which normally imply an economic change of behaviour . From 'malas' jadi 'rajin' from tidakapa jadi kiasu :

'...Lo ! Allah changeth not the condition of a folk until they [ first ]change that which is in the heart , and if Allah willeth misfortune for a folk there is none that can repel it , nor have they a defender beside him [11] . '

Verse 11 from this Prickhall translation to me has a deeper meaning .''Kalau system sekolah2 dan universiti2 hang ikut system al kafirun ,system perundangan dan system perbankan , system pemikiran hang pun mengikut cara Yahudi yang Aku laknat, jangan hang harap Aku sebagai Boss Besar universe ini tukar hang punya nasib . Merempatlah kau dan cucu cicit kau dibawah telunjuk depa '' .

Perhaps when Saladin Al Ayyubi from Syria trounce the combined might of the Crusaders ,or when Sultan Mehmet the Conqueror crossed the turbulent Bhosphorous Strait to beat the well entrenched Eastern Roman Empire at Constantinople ,their '' hearts '' were made of steel by their faith in Islam .

Kita sekarang nak tukar gomen yang dok 'mengarut' berdecade decade' pun takut ,pasal takut susah nak ""cari makan" .

That is my understanding . Allah hualam !

Dr Nik Howk

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