Wednesday, March 10, 2010

....Tan Sri, we can use the ISA !..

And they say: If only this Qur'an had been revealed to some great man of the two towns? (31) Is it they who apportion thy Lord's mercy? We have apportioned among them their livelihood in the life of the world, and raised some of them above others in rank that some of them may take labour from others; and the mercy of thy Lord is better than (the wealth) that they amass. (32) And were it not that mankind would have become one community, We might well have appointed, for those who disbelieve in the Beneficent, roofs of silver for their houses and stairs (of silver) whereby to mount, (33) And for their houses doors (of silver) and couches of silver whereon to recline, (34) And ornaments of gold. Yet all that would have been but a provision of the life of the world. And the Hereafter with your Lord would have been for those who keep from evil. (35) And he whose sight is dim to the remembrance of the Beneficent, We assign unto him a devil who becometh his comrade; (36) And lo! they surely turn them from the way of Allah, and yet they deem that they are rightly guided; (37)

...Surah Al Zukruf , 43 : 31-37

That reminded myself,2 years back I wrote about a conversation between two 'movers and shakers' of society in Down Town Makkah:

Wednesday, May 14, 2008:-

Consider this conversation in corporate Arabia , in a coffee house , some 1400 years back :

A, A Tan Sri, :" Dato , Who is this chap I heard going around in the market place saying that he is the new 'Ibrahim' ? Havent we got enough of this nonsense already ?Anyway what is his background ? Has he gone to Harvard or Oxbridge ? Must be one of the son of that Hashemite oil trader ?"

B : "No lah Tan Sri , from what I heard he did not even know how to read .This chap did not even go to school even though his root is not bad.Somehow his 'servicing' must be good otherwise how can one explain that, that rich widow ,apakahnama diadah, falls head over heels in love with him ....The message he is spreading is another thing...amongst the workers and ignorant fellas ,in my estimation... Tan Sri... could be damaging for big business . Any way that we could coerce the Home Minister to apply the ISA on him ,Tan Sri ?Already half of my workers have gone AWOL !

A :Ehhhhh,... ISA is not advisable yet lah Dato!. Too early for that. What would his people and followers say. We cannot make him a hero rightaway .Try to use the soft soft approach Ist lah .Pass the word around that this is a mad fellow, and try to discredit him some way or other. Check his sex life . His funny habits, likes and dislikes. This chap cannot be perfect, Dato' ... .If this does not work ,only then we use the big stick ...

" And other faces on that Day with dust upon them [40] Veiled in darkness [41] These are the disbelievers , the wicked [42]
Surah Abasa , 80 : 40-42

How succinct the above conversation .Could be even now .Is he from Harvard or Oxbridge ? No lah Tan Sri ,just from an unknown pondok somewhere in Kelantan ...apakahnamadiadah ....Nik something...and then somehow this chap go somewhere in India to one of those pondok school and then got polished in Al Azhar. Small chap ,does not look clever at all. In fact looked fairly stupid in his kopiah, now they even called him Tok Guru....Giving us a lot of problem though !
......and that conversation was some 40 years back, in another coffee house in Down town KL, also between a Tan Sri and a Federal Datuk.

Dr Nik Howk
Posted by Pearls & Gem at 12:10 AM
Labels: Religion/ Philosophy


Anonymous said...

good to be reading your thougts again, Dr Nik.I must say you have been consistent, which my ustaz friend in Egypt used to tell me..istiqamah in doing good things, even if it just transmitting your good thoughts..salam fro a man burdened with children and past bad deeds..

Pearls & Gem said...

Interestingly Fiz[...I think it is you there, your Egyption trademark is unmistakable! ], if we were to examine history from the viewpoint of "materialism",vis a vis, 'Secularism', it has been there from time immemorial.

All the 'Firauns, the Hamans and the Qaruns of history have been there since Noah, Ibrahim, Moses, Jesus and Muhammad...only their names have they are known differently....Rothchilds, Rockefellor,Tans, The Kuoks, Anandas and in our part of the world...YTL,Diiaam etc and etc. They and their 'power of money over people', and not the Devil worshippers or those chaps who 'sembah' molehills or huge rocks wherever they met them, are the real obstacle to the 'sovereignty of Allah over His abdals.

They come in different size and shapes nowadays looking good and clean....the TanSris,Dato Sris, Sirs, YM;s etc and etc but the common denominator is there:POWER. The power of money over people's hearts and souls.

"He hath ordained for you that religion which He commended unto Noah, and that which We inspire in thee (Muhammad), and that which We commended unto Abraham and Moses and Jesus, saying: Establish the religion, and be not divided therein. Dreadful for the idolaters is that unto which thou callest them. Allah chooseth for Himself whom He will, and guideth unto Himself him who turneth (toward Him)."
Surah Ash Shura , 42 : 13

The shakers and movers of society from Noah's time right thru Ibrahim to Jesus and up to now, they have only one purpose in their life: Maintaining the status quo.Their 'idols'.Not the 'molehills at the junctions of streets or that 'huge rock' near some hills.

"Whoso desireth the harvest of the Hereafter, We give him increase in its harvest. And whoso desireth the harvest of the world, We give him thereof, and he hath no portion in the Hereafter."
Surah Ash Shura , 42 : 20

Anonymous said...

Yes, we have to deal with them everyday throughout the ages, Dr.Nik.However the pious ant the patients always win in the end, fear you not!

Fizi Beemer said...

I mean the pious and the patience, not the 'anai anai and the pesakit'. GOOD DAY DR NIK. I HAVE JUST COMPLETED A FATHER'S DUTY AGAIN, MARRYING OFF MY WIFE'S YOUNGEST BROTHER.HIS FATHER IS NOWHERE TO BE SEEN, SO I HAVE TO HELP THE POOR MUM IN LAW MARRY THAT CHAP OFF.I think you got the card but were not sure who sent it..huhu!

Pearls & Gem said...

Those who disbelieve and turn (men) from the way of Allah, He rendereth their actions vain.And those who believe and do good works and believe in that which is revealed unto Muhammad - and it is the truth from their Lord - He riddeth them of their ill-deeds and improveth their state.

.[Surah Muhammad , 47 : 1-2 ]