Wednesday, February 22, 2006

Weekly Activities

Monday (day-time): Work
Monday (night-time): Diskusi Umum 1 (DMT/Remaja)

Tuesday (day-time): Work
Tuesday (night-time): Kuliah di U*MKB (Mahasiswa)

Wednesday (daytime): Work
Wednesday (night-time): Diskusi Khusus 1 (Dewasa)

Thursday (day-time): Work
Thursday (night-time): Family/Ahli Rumah Night (Rehat)

Friday (day-time): Work
Friday (night-time): Diskusi Umum 2 (Pekerja)

Saturday (day-time): Community Work (Luar Bandar) + Diskusi Khusus 2 (Penggerak) + Riadhah
Saturday (night-time): Perhimpunan Gabungan

Sunday (day-time): Rehat + Diskusi U*MKB (Mahasiswa) + Riadhah
Sunday (night-time): Diskusi Negeri (Remaja)

Sibuk sangatkah kita? Tidak cukup masa untuk usrah, keluarga, masyarakat, kerja, ibadat dan kepemimpinan? Rasa dah terlalu penat?

Pahatkan dalam hati dan minda, bahawa tiada seorang pun insan di dalam dunia ini yang paham apa erti sibuk yang sebenar-benarnya, melainkan Ar-Rasul s.a.w.

Thursday, February 16, 2006

12 February 2006 - Luahan Rasa di UPMKB

"Kenapa bila kita nak berubah, macam-macam ujian yang datang? Dulu saya tak pakai tudung, tapi sekarang dah pakai. Yang peliknya sejak saya pakai tudung ni, ujian demi ujian yang terlalu berat datang bertimpa-timpa (suara sebak dan tersekat-sekat). Sampai kadang-kadang tu saya dah tak tahan sangat. Kenapa ye?"
- Adik D -

"Alhamdu lillah ada usrah dan program-program sebegini. Kami memang mencari-cari program keagamaan begini. Kalau nak ikutkan ramai yang nak turut serta, tapi maklumat tak sampai. Saya pun nasib baik ada kawan ajak sekejap tadi."
- Adik Z -

"Apabila kita ditimpa musibah, rasa lemah dan hampir nak rebah, kita perlu ucapkan inna lillahi wa inna ilaihi roji'uun. Laa haula wa la quwwata illa billah. Hasbuna Allah wa ni'mal wakeel. Insha Allah dengan itu kita akan menjadi kuat."
- Adik F -

"Sebenarnya dalam Islam boleh ke bercouple ni?"
- Adik M -

"Akak pun dulu tak pakai tudung. Tapi alhamdu lillah, bila pakai tudung ni rasa tenang je. Rasa ada kelainan la pada kehidupan kita."
- Akak J -

"Akak dulu semasa di US ikut juga program-program usrah ni. Kadang-kadang rasa macam satu beban yang berat sangat. Sampai ada masa tu rasa macam nak quit je. Tapi bila rehat tu dan tak bergerak aktif rasa seperti 'tak normal' pulak. Hari-hari buat kerja, makan, tengok tv. Rasa macam ada something wrong. Lama kelamaan baru kita paham bahawa dengan mengikuti jalan dakwah ini sahajalah kita akan menjadi 'normal'."
- Akak S -


Fenomena bangau dan fenomena dinasour.

Sunday, February 05, 2006

What Hamas Is Seeking

By Mousa Abu Marzook
The Washington Post31 January 2006

DAMASCUS, Syria -- A new era in the struggle for Palestinian liberation is upon us. Through historic fairand free elections, the Palestinian people have spoken.

Accordingly, America's long-standing tradition ofsupporting the oppressed's rights to self-determination should not waver. The United States, the European Unionand the rest of the world should welcome the unfolding ofthe democratic process, and the commitment to aid shouldnot falter. Last week's victory of the Change and Reform Party in the Palestinian legislative elections signals anew hope for an occupied people.
The results of these elections reflect a need for changefrom the corruption and intransigence of the pastgovernment. Since its creation 10 years ago, the Palestinian Legislative Council has been unsuccessful inaddressing the needs of the people. As the occupationsolidified its grip under the auspices of "peaceagreements," quality of life deteriorated for Palestinians in the occupied territories. Poverty levels soared,unemployment rates reached uncharted heights and the lackof basic security approached unbearable depths. Agrass-roots alternative grew out of the urgency of this situation. Through its legacy of social work andinvolvement in the needs of the Palestinian people, theIslamic Resistance Movement (Hamas) flourished as apositive social force striving for the welfare of all Palestinians. Alleviating the debilitative conditions ofoccupation, and not an Islamic state, is at the heart ofour mandate (with reform and change as its lifeblood).
Despite the pressures of occupation and corrupt self-rule, Palestinian civil society has demonstrated its resiliencein the face of repressive conditions. Social institutionscan now be given new life under a reformed government thatembraces the empowerment of the people, facilitates freedoms and protects civil rights.
Our society has always celebrated pluralism in keepingwith the unique history and traditions of the Holy Land.In recognizing Judeo-Christian traditions, Muslims nobly vie for and have the greatest incentive and stake inpreserving the Holy Land for all three Abrahamic faiths.In addition, fair governance demands that the Palestiniannation be represented in a pluralistic environment. A new breed of Islamic leadership is ready to put into practicefaith-based principles in a setting of tolerance andunity.

In that vein, Hamas has pledged transparency ingovernment. Honest leadership will result from the accountability of its public servants. Hamas has elected15 female legislators poised to play a significant role inpublic life. The movement has forged genuine and lastingrelationships with Christian candidates.
As we embark on a new phase in the struggle to liberatePalestine, we recognize the recent elections as a voteagainst the failures of the current process. A new "roadmap" is needed to lead us away from the path of checkpoints and walls and onto the path of freedom andjustice. The past decade's "peace process" has led to adramatic rise in the expansion of illegal settlements andland confiscation. The realities of occupation include humiliating checkpoints, home demolitions, open-endedadministrative detentions, extrajudicial killings andthousands of dead civilians.

The Islamic Resistance Movement was elected to protect thePalestinians from the abuses of occupation, based on its history of sacrifice for the cause of liberty. It would bea mistake to view the collective will of the Palestinianpeople in electing Hamas in fair and free elections underoccupation as a threat. For meaningful dialogue to occur there should be no prejudgments or preconditions. And wedo desire dialogue. The terms of the dialogue should bepremised on justice, mutual respect and integrity of theparties.

As the Israelis value their own security, Palestinians are entitled to their fundamental rights to live in dignityand security. We ask them to reflect on the peace that ourpeoples once enjoyed and the protection that Muslims gavethe Jewish community worldwide. We will exert good-faith efforts to remove the bitterness that Israel's occupationhas succeeded in creating, alienating a generation ofPalestinians. We call on them not to condemn posterity toendless bloodshed and a conflict in which dominance is illusory. There must come a day when we will livetogether, side by side once again.

The failed policies of the U.S. administration are theresult of the inherent contradiction in its position asIsrael's strongest ally and an "honest broker" in the conflict. World nations have condemned the brutal Israelioccupation. For the sake of peace, the United States mustabandon its position of isolation and join the rest of theworld in calling for an end to the occupation, assuring the Palestinians their right to self-determination.

We appeal to the American people's sense of fairness tojudge this conflict in light of the great thoughts,principles and ideals you hold dear in the Declaration of Independence, the Constitution and the democracy you havebuilt. It is not unreasonable to expect America topractice abroad what it preaches at home. We can butsincerely hope that you use your honest judgment and the blessings of ascendancy God has given you to demand an endto the occupation. Meaningful democracy cannot flourish aslong as an external force maintains the balance of power.It is the right of all people to pursue their own destiny.

The writer is deputy political bureau chief of the IslamicResistance Movement (Hamas). He has a U.S. doctorate inengineering and was indicted in the United States in 2004as a co-conspirator on racketeering and money-laundering charges in connection with activities on behalf of Hamasdating to the early 1990s, before the organization wasplaced on the list of terrorist groups. He was deported toJordan in 1997.
Khalid Mish'al
Tuesday January 31, 2006
The Guardian

It is widely recognised that the Palestinians are among the most politicised and educated peoples in the world. When they went to the polls last Wednesday they were well aware of what was on offer and those who voted for Hamas knew what it stood for. They chose Hamas because of its pledge never to give up the legitimate rights of the Palestinian people and its promise to embark on a programme of reform. There were voices warning them, locally and internationally, not to vote for an organisation branded by the US and EU as terrorist because such a democratically exercised right would cost them the financial aid provided by foreign donors.

The day Hamas won the Palestinian democratic elections the world's leading democracies failed the test of democracy. Rather than recognise the legitimacy of Hamas as a freely elected representative of the Palestinian people, seize the opportunity created by the result to support the development of good governance in Palestine and search for a means of ending the bloodshed, the US and EU threatened the Palestinian people with collective punishment for exercising their right to choose their parliamentary representatives.

We are being punished simply for resisting oppression and striving for justice. Those who threaten to impose sanctions on our people are the same powers that initiated our suffering and continue to support our oppressors almost unconditionally. We, the victims, are being penalised while our oppressors are pampered.

The US and EU could have used the success of Hamas to open a new chapter in their relations with the Palestinians, the Arabs and the Muslims and to understand better a movement that has so far been seen largely through the eyes of the Zionist occupiers of our land.

Our message to the US and EU governments is this: your attempt to force us to give up our principles or our struggle is in vain. Our people who gave thousands of martyrs, the millions of refugees who have waited for nearly 60 years to return home and our 9,000 political and war prisoners in Israeli jails have not made those
sacrifices in order to settle for close to nothing.

Hamas has been elected mainly because of its immovable faith in the inevitability of victory; and Hamas is immune to bribery, intimidation and blackmail. While we are keen on having friendly relations with all nations we shall not seek friendships at the expense of our legitimate rights. We have seen how other nations, including the peoples of Vietnam and South Africa, persisted in their struggle until their quest for freedom and justice was accomplished. We are no different, our cause is no less worthy, our determination is no less profound and our patience is no less abundant.

Our message to the Muslim and Arab nations is this: you have a responsibility to stand by your Palestinian brothers and sisters whose sacrifices are made on behalf of all of you. Our people in Palestine should not need to wait for any aid from countries that attach humiliating conditions to every dollar or euro they pay despite their historical and moral responsibility for our plight. We expect you to step in and compensate the Palestinian people for any loss of aid and we demand you lift all restrictions on civil society institutions that wish to fundraise for the Palestinian cause.

Our message to the Palestinians is this: our people are not only those who live under siege in the West Bank and the Gaza Strip but also the millions languishing in refugee camps in Lebanon, Jordan and Syria and the millions spread around the world unable to return home. We promise you that nothing in the world will deter us from pursuing our goal of liberation and return. We shall spare no effort to work with all factions and institutions in order to put our Palestinian house in order. Having won the parliamentary elections, our medium-term objective is to reform the PLO in order to revive its role as a true representative of all the Palestinian people, without exception or discrimination.

Our message to the Israelis is this: we do not fight you because you belong to a certain faith or culture. Jews have lived in the Muslim world for 13 centuries in peace and harmony; they are in our religion "the people of the book" who have a covenant from God and His Messenger Muhammad (peace be upon him) to be respected and protected. Our conflict with you is not religious but political. We have no problem with Jews who have not attacked us - our problem is with those who came to our land, imposed themselves on us by force, destroyed our society and banished our people.

We shall never recognise the right of any power to rob us of our land and deny us our national rights. We shall never recognise the legitimacy of a Zionist state created on our soil in order to atone for somebody else's sins or solve somebody else's problem. But if you are willing to accept the principle of a long-term truce, we are prepared to negotiate the terms. Hamas is extending a hand of peace to those who are truly interested in a peace based on justice.

Khalid Mish'al is head of the political bureau of Hamas

Wednesday, February 01, 2006

Wasiat Untuk Kemenangan

Wasiat-wasiat Kepada Anggota HAMAS dan Kebangkitan Islam - Dr. Abdullah Azzam

Ikhwah dan akhawat sekelian,

Di sini disertakan beberapa wasiat yang ditulis oleh Dr. Abdullah Azzam dalam buku beliau, HAMAS, Sejarah dan Piagam(terjemahan) untuk tatapan bersama..

1. Kepada anda hendaklah mengikhlaskan niat, perasaan yang benar dan menjauhi riya'

2. Kepada anda hendaklah membaca Al Quran sejuzu' setiap hari.

3. Hafazlah Al Quran setiap hari walau satu ayat.

4. Kepada anda hendaklah berzikir pagi dan petang.

5. Beterusan membaca zikir-zikir siang dan malam (al-mathurat), doa-doa makan, berpakaian, keluar rumah, di masjid dan waktu tidur.

6. Kuasailah tafsir-tafsir kecil kecil seperti Jalalain atau Mukhtasar Tabari dan juga Riadhus Salihin.

7. Bacalah kitab Manhaj Haraki Lil-Seerah Nabawiah-Munir Ghadban

8. Bacalah kitab Hayatus-Sahabat oleh Muhd Yusuf Kandahlawi

9. Bacalah kitab Fiqh Sunnah oleh Sayyid Sabiq

10. Bacalah kitab iman, rukun-rukunnya dan perkara-perkara yang membatalkan iman.

11. Kepada anda memiliki kitab Tarikh Islami oleh Ahmad Syakir.

12. Janganlah anda membuang waktu yang terluang,perhatikan buku buku Islam terutamanya Rasail Al-Banna, Keluarga Qutb, Said Hawa, Mustaffa Masyhur, Al-Qardhawi, Fathi Yakan, Al Maududi, Muhammad Abu Faris, Ahmad Naufal, Muhammad Ahmad Rashid dan Jasim Muhalhal.

13. Peliharalah anggota badan anda dari perkara-perkara maksiat nescaya Allah akan pelihara anda dengan kecergasan dan kekuatan.

14. Janganlah anda mencari teman kecuali mukmin dan tidak makan makanan anda kecuali orang yang bertqwa.

15. Hindarilah perkara-perkara haram khasnya wanita.

16. Hendaklah anda tidur awal dan bangun awal serta tidak tidur selepas fajar.

17. Kepada anda hendaklah bangun waktu malam.

18. Tanamkan niat untuk berjihad dan bersedialah untuknya serta mengambil bekalan untuknya.

13 Ramadhan 1412H

Azzam Tamimi

Visiting Professor

Nagoya University Japan

BBC Arabic radio asked a so-called expert about what he thought Hamas should be doing now that it is likely to be the next government in the Palestinian territories. He said Hamas has to change because the Palestinian people would want a government that recognizes Israel, that is willing to resume peace negotiations and that will in turn be acceptable to the United States. If this is truly what the Palestinian people wanted they might as well have settled for Fatah and not elected Hamas.

The people of Palestine gave Hamas their trust exactly because it is not what the expert was suggesting; it does not recognize the State of Israel, it is not willing to pursue a humiliating and illusive peace that does away with Palestinian rights and it is more interested in being accepted by the Palestinian people than by the USA or anybody else.

Furthermore the Palestinian people chose Hamas because of its clean and supportive hands; Hamas has proven itself to be a movement that carries the people on its back instead of riding on their backs. Hamas was given the vote because of the sacrifices it made in order for Palestinian rights to remain intact.

The fact that Hamas does not, and will not, recognize the legitimacy of the state of Israel or its right to exist, does not mean that Hamas is not capable of negotiating a peace deal that would end the bloodshed and give both sides a break from the pain and suffering. Hamas would negotiate a settlement based on the concept of ! hudnah (truce). As far as Hamas is concerned, and that is the position of the majority of the Palestinian people inside as well as outside Palestine, Israel exists on land stolen from the Palestinian. The creation of the state of Israel was a solution to a European problem and the Palestinians are under no obligation to be the scapegoats for Europe's Whiteman's failure to recognize the Jews as human beings worthy of respect and entitled to inalienable rights. Hamas, like all the Palestinians, refuse to be made to pay for the criminals who perpetrated the Holocaust. However, Israel for Hamas is a reality and that is why it is willing to deal with that reality in a manner that is compatible with its values and principles.

It would be a grave mistake on the part of the Israelis, but more so the American and the Europeans, to ignore the wish of the Palestinian people to be represented by the likes of Hamas. Instead of making 'politically correct' statements about Hamas having to do this or that the Europeans must lead the way in recognizing that Hamas today speaks for the Palestinians and therefore has to be communicated with.

Contrary to the claims of alarmists who see the election victory by Hamas a threat to peace, a new horizon for peace making is at our threshold. The entire peace making episodes of the past were based on assumptions absolutely unacceptable to the majority of the Palestinians and those who support their just cause. From Oslo to the Road Map it was always assumed that Israel was the victim that needed to live in peace and security and that the key to this was the end of Palestinian terrorism. The new peace episode that Hamas may indeed be willing to be part of should be based on the fact that the Palestinians are the victims and have been victims since Israel was created on their soil. It is not Palestinian terrori! sm that is the problem but Israeli aggression.

The late Sheikh Ahmad Yassin who was cut into pieces and his brain poured out of his skull when Israel shot him with an air to surface missile spelled it out for all to ponder a long time ago. He said we shall never recognize the theft of our land but we are willing to negotiate a ceasefire whose duration can be as a long as a generation's life and let future generations on both sides decide where to go then. His conditions for the cease fire are in total agreement with international law and are as fair to both sides as anyone can get. Israel has to give back what it occupied in 1967 as it was then without any Jewish settlements or settlers and has to release all Palestinian prisoners. For that Hamas would be willing to halt its armed struggle and instead pursue peaceful means.

The IRA whose leaders sit in the House of Commons and who negotiated a deal with the British gov! ernment continue to dream of uniting Northern Ireland with the rest of the Republic; it was never a condition for the peace talks that they should first abandon the dream.

Well, let the Palestinians dream of the end of Israel and let the Israelis dream of Eretz Yizrael from the Nile to the Euphrates but let's negotiate an end to the violence. Hamas alone is capable of that because Hamas will not give up the right of the Palestinians to go back to the villages and towns from which the terrorists who stole their land to build their own state drove them away.