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Saturday, April 26, 2008


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Pak Adib,

Hmm... I'm not sure about what the link is you're making (re: the email you sent), however, I can't quite agree totally with the article.

First and foremost, the author was drawing parallels between someone asking Rasulullah (s.a.w.) about a place that Allah favours. Likewise, (drawing a more down-to-earth parallel) if I were to be asked about something that is in the mind of my father (or husband) which he has not expressed, I would ask him directly (which is what Rasulullah s.a.w. did via angel Jibrail).

The thing is, with other matters, while we should seek the advice of the learned, we cannot deny the expression of thought on the part of others. I would say that our world now is suffering from the lack of expression, rather that a surplus, mainly because those who have something to say, or need to say something, still does not have the motivation or perhaps, facility to do so.

If someone doesn't speak his mind in the presence of another, then how can he confirm whether his understanding was correct to begin with? Perhaps he believed it was so, but after expressing the view in the presence of others, he grows to understand the topic at hand differently.

In the matter of religion, I think discussion, while can be harmful if done in isolation of a guru, the Qur'an and Hadith, is perhaps a lesser evil than ignorance devoid of discourse. Aren't people who think they know everything in our culture considered 'bodoh sombong'?

Granted that some people do speak with authority on matters they have no authority on. But the thing about democracy (and meritocracy) is that these people won't last long as thought leaders if those who have knowledge step forward (or open their mouths).

Adib, we all must seek knowledge for us to succeed. Who are those people who think their knowledge on religion is final. We must allow discussion on every aspect of our life. So that we could answer, the How, the Why, and every question must be answered with fact and reason.

We would be surely be left behind if we did not seek answers for our failure and our success, so that we and others may learn from our failure and our success.

And to accumulate knowledge we must read and to read we must learn language such as English and Mandarin which is so relevant in today's world.

Have a nice day.

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