Respondant To Islamic Higher Education

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Nowadays, many institution are shaping their policy to attract a lot of students in sustaining enrolment in order to make money and providing the best way of study. For those who son’s or daughter’s tycoon there are no problem at all. But for the people ‘kais pagi makan pagi’, they have no money and always becoming uneducated. It seems that, the role of higher education now is to accelerate and make profit like MLM.

Let’s say, someone had graduated from one institution in Malaysia. This student will promote to their siblings, relatives, friends in blog, fb, twitter and so on with explanation why should you choose this institution and why not others. Originally, its like more an opinion and experience to them, but apparently it’s become promoting the core business and generate profit. The diffrent is, the MLM will pay each ‘air liur’ which did you promoted, but this doesn’t.

I like to respond to article that has been written by Prof. Dr. Dzulkifli Abdul Razak on NST dated December 18 2011, he said ‘ financial resources seem to be the main determinant of how universities will be shape in order to survive. Currently, many countries have resorted to increasing fees several folds even in areas that are traditionally not acceptable to do so. Already there are alarming consequences. Students are postponing their studies because of the need to earn enough money to purse tertiary education. In some cases, reportedly, this has caused a drop in enrolment ‘.

If we are looking to the principal of Islamic studying in era enlightenment of knowledge Abbassiyah Caliph, the Islamic studies was totally free and no charge at all. Al-Azhar university, Islamic University of Medina traditionally took this opportunity for along time and they are still practices this method, providing free educational to whom are greedy to learn Islamic studies. But in Malaysia, why this policy has not been yet practices ? The best answer is, there is no free charge today even you make enrolment with toilet also should pay 30 cents per enter.

When i referring to the opinion of Imam Ghazali thoughts, in his book ” Ihya Ulumuddin “ you will find the important of Islamic studies to the world and why Allah always keep this studies from generation to other legacy without paying much money to be an Ulama’. It’s also reasonable and no wonder why Imam Ghazali named his book with Ihya Ulumuddin, it means re-alive Islamic studies. In other way, we should learn how these universities can producing the great Ulama without paying any fees to reach tertiary education. We have to learn.

My Journey

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My journey was related to distance from Ipoh to Johor Bahru. It takes about 8 hours to get to your destiny. If u ask me which are better between driving with your own car or just buying the ticket bus and let the bus drive for you, surely i prefer riding with the bus. Why ? The answer is, if you spent a lot of time with driving in your life, surely you will choose the bus. You can relax your mind and body, but the most important think is safe your pocket. How about safety ? Time ?

All this matter depends on you, fear, worry, feel not safe was not only the constant voices that play on your head always, it also came when u are driving with your own. Is it ?

First i want to share with you the opportunity when you are riding with the bus is, you can meet a lot of people. I mean not ‘awek’ la. Becoz some of the teenager, took this granted to tackle and flirt with ‘awek’. Booked double seat perhaps one ‘awek’ will seating beside.

But me as observer, i always looking what are the people were needed, and from there you will know what are the world need. Maybe we are thinking about convenience facilities, but it doesn’t mean anything, but what i meant is the interaction between people in one community and society that free from rushing and running for ‘dunia’ purpose, but rushing and running for Allah sake.

My explanation is simple, when you sat at the bus stop, you will seen many people surrounded us, that have their purpose or intention to where they are going ? And for what purpose ? Marrying ? Visiting ? Studying ? Working ? or something else. All these need can be diverting to worship for Allah if people make sense, when you strict to the worshipping of Allah, they is know ‘evil’ behaviour in your purpose. It’s all about your wish, as long as you hold on your sacred intention, Allah will reward along your journey.

Believe me. 

Old and lonely

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I want to thank to the New Sunday Times dated 24 July 2011 for highlighting a very significant and meaningful social issue concerning our society about parent and their reality now. I wish to pen my thoughts over this subject.

An ageing population can be found in countries all over the world. It is sad but true that today, more and more old people everywhere are being neglected by their children and relatives. Many of these old folk are left on their own and forced to work and look after themselves as their children no longer care for them. Besides facing financial woes in old age, these old folk have to go through life alone without children by their side. Many are miserable. Those who are ill are even more desperate.

As muslims, it is the norm and must for us to accommodate and care for our aged parents in our homes. Parents have to depend on the goodwill of their children, but sadly, the number of elderly citizens homeless is growing. They are abandoned by their families in today’s very materialistic and selfcentred way of life. Many of our traditional values, including love and filial piety, are slowly disappearing under present economic and social conditions. At the last, they sent their parents to welfare homes just because of financial ruining that facing the children. This is the matter of financing, how about the matter of childish parents, their uncontrolled behavior, can we deal with it ?

Our society simply must realize that it is their responsibility and Islam has teaching to take care and look after their parents no matter what the circumstances. They must not run away from responsibility. Parents must be treated with devotion and dignity for without them, what and where will we be today ?

Think about it.

World Economic Issue

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One of the most crucial thing that i realize and people didn’t realize on what Yahoo News said about “Boehner quits debt talks with obama” dated 22 July 2011. From what i had read from the issue, the Republican were ‘out of time’ to deal with American debt issues.

As the problem become panic, Obama was insisting on increasing tax revenue collected from the rich and wealthy corporations. That’s why Boehner quits from negotiation. Boehner said, ‘as a former small businessman, I know tax increases destroy jobs’.

Ok, what i want to say is, Islam has a way to solve this problem as a Prophet Muhammad s.a.w created Islamic nation. One of the Islamic principle thought is paying the zakat. Only the qualifier will accept the zakat money, one of them is ‘debter’. Islam clarifying the meaning of ‘debter’, thats mean not all debter will get zakat money. From a short explanation, an Islamic way is the solver of all human kind problems.

Islam moves forward..

The Ant

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Yesterday, i attended one public lecture was organised by my faculty and join with FPPSM. The topic of public lecture was Principles of  Islamic Management Implementation and Challenges for The Ummah, speaker by Prof. Dr. Muhammad A. Al Buraey.

I was wonder when the speaker took Surah an Naml as the embark of existence Islamic Management. He said that, the dialogue between prophet Sulaiman and the bird as we known ‘woody woodpecker’ told how Islam teaching the ummah the way of Islam management. As the surah also was name ‘the ants’ it also predict the behaviour of the ants, the way of ants working, their hardworking and proper management.

If the insects didn’t have a brain, but can manage with amanah dan integrity, so do human can desire far from that. But we can’t. Coz of the laziness manner that always hiding on us.

So, watch out your laziness. Be shame to the ants.