Wednesday, May 14, 2008

Surah Al Jumua [ Letter 62 : Verse 5 ]

Nik Isahak Abdullah to Wan, jublintan65
show details 21/12/2007

Prof Wan ,

I trace your favourite Imam Ghazali's often quoted remark about most socalled intellectuals who ,so learned but lost their way , ' like keldais carryings loads of books ' to this ayat from Surah Al Jumua :

" The likeness of those who are entrusted with the Law Of Mosses , yet apply it not , is as the likeness of the ass carrying books . Wretched is the likeness of folk who deny the revelations of Allah . And Allah guided not wrongdoing folk [ 5 ]

Of course Allah here was not at all interested in the people of Moses , who by that time was a lost cause , as the ayat was addressed to Prophet Muhammad .I believe this is another of those ayat that is 'pukul anak sindir menantu ' .The newcomers to the scene were Prophet Muhammad followers , the "menantus" .

On a different note how does Prof Naguib take to his recent moral victory in the court against Sanusi Junid et al ?Even though it was not an outright victory the fact that UIA is willing to settle out of court and pay cost points to that way.Both of them should read this ayat [ especially the latter ] and sit back and reminiese over it .

In these years and age of Muslim bashing ISTAC of the past under Prof Naguib's leadership and scholarship could have serve as the bridge and answer to the continous ideological onslought from the kufr West and East .
I wonder with the likes of Muhhamad Al Ahmadi et al and the new generations of people at ISTAC ,whether they have the clout and respectability to be up to it ? What was up against Prof Naguib I think is his age and this fallacy in Malaysia that once you are beyond 65 ,you are gone . In politics and business yes but in philosophy you will get better and better . And also when Pak Lah gave IKIM to Syed Ali that 'politically ' from the top viewpoint is already a tradeoff .Politics is about tradeoff .

I hope Prof and you will just consider this as just a minor setback .In the dustbin of time when all of us including Sanusi and all other political and intellectual midgets are all long gone and become inconsequential dust , future generations still get palpitations in their heart when they read writings from Mawdudi ,Ghazali Al Ghazali et al .You guys live forever ! Carry on your good work !

Dr Nik Howk

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