Tatkala Memboikot…

Tempoh hari memperlihatkan beberapa kejadian yang difotokan(ada ke perkataan ni? Haha)  atau divideokan upacara-upacara memboikot rakyat Malaysia. Kebanyakannya berlegar-legar dalam ruang sosial Facebook ataupun blog.

Adapun satu video dan satu gambar yang baru aku lihat. Video tersebut dengan mudah memperlihatkan beberapa geng yang aku kira remaja(atas ketidakmatangan mereka) melakukan ‘prank’ di sebuah restoran segera terkemuka melalui drive-thru. Setelah menempah makanan(yang banyak) mereka tanpa segan-silu menyembur pekerja-pekerja dikaunter pembayaran dengan ejekan dan kata-kata yang pasti mengguris hati pekerja tersebut. Tambahan lagi mereka tidak mengambil dan membayar makanan yang telah siap itu.

Sekeping gambar yang menarik perhatian aku pula adalah gambar di mana pemilik sebuah kereta yang mendakwa ada orang yang meretakkan(mungkin ingin memecahkan?) kerana mempunyai stiker salah satu produk yang diboikot.

Aku cuma memikirkan, apakah gunanya kita berusaha untuk membantu saudara kita disana, tetapi pada waktu yang sama kita memberi kesulitan kepada saudara kita sendiri disini? Itu bukanlah adab boikot yang patut terjadi.

Umum perlu mengetahui perbuatan memboikot juga ada adab yang perlu dipraktikkan bukan sekadar membabi buta memboikot dengan emosi.

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Alahai Cadbury. Part 1

Jangan Lupa yang Lain Juga

Menjadi satu topik hangat masakini berkenaan Cadbury yang riuh dikatakan mengandungi DNA khinzir (BACA: BABI). Sememangnya mereka melakukan ujian terhadap produk yang dipasarkan di Malaysia dan menjumpai DNA babi didalamnya.

Kemudian media, terutamanya media sosial riuh-rendah dengan pelbagai reaksi, termasuk yang tidak masuk akal. Ya, aku juga terkilan dengan berita itu, namun reaksi aku tidaklah mencecah tahap super saiya seperti mereka.

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Mereka membuka satu senarai permintaan yang sangat diluar akal. ‘Penyucian’ darah dengan menukar secara total darah dalam badan mereka itu. Mungkin dilaksanakan, tapi adakah darah yang diderma itu yakin tidak pernah mengandungi secebis Cadbury Malaysia, hanya Cadbury dari luar negara? Bagaimana dengan yang lain pemakanannya? Yakin halalan toyyiban? Dan paling signifikan sekali, berapa ramai yang ingin mendermakan darah mereka? Apatah lagi, hospital sendiri mengalami kekurangan bekalan darah untuk mereka yang LEBIH memerlukan bekalan darah. Juga, perlu diingatkan bahawa sesungguhnya zat-zat coklat tersebut sudahpun menyerap masuk dalam setiap sel dalam badan mereka, bukan begitu?

Mungkin mereka juga lupa akan prosedur ‘blood transfusion’ itu adalah satu proses yang tidak rumit, tapi berisiko. Tidak lupa juga akan setiap daripada mereka itu perlu dijuji jenis darah mereka dan perlu kepada jenis darah yang ‘masuk’ dengan mereka. Juga, sekalipun darah itu bersesuaian, komplikasi lainnya perlu dititikberatkan agar tidak berlaku reaksi yang dapat membawa kepada ajal[ajal dan maut ditangan Allah? Ya, benar. Tapi kita jugak tidak disuruh (BACA: DIHARAMKAN) untuk mencari maut sendiri, bukan?]

Atas sebab respons yang sangat memberansangkan mengenai coklat kegemaran ramai ini, ramai Ustaz dan golongan berilmu telah membidas mereka yang sekadar memandang sebelah mata mengenai perihal halal dan haram ini. Benar, ramai yang mengenal erti ‘HARAM’ itu dengan satu perkataan sahaja. ‘BABI’. Mereka tidak menggali lebih dalam lagi akan perkara-perkara lain yang berstatus haram dalam kehidupan seharian.

Mari, kita lihat dahulu definisi haram secara kasar. Haram adalah “perkara yang tidak dibenarkan oleh syara’ dan akan mendapat dosa apabila dilakukan”. Okay.. Selepas itu kita lihat kepada subjek utama kita, khinzir. Khinzir diharamkan oleh syara’ untuk dimakan tapi tidak haram disentuh; hanya perlu kepada penyucian apabila disentuh. Bagaimana pula dengan pergaulan bebas antara lelaki dan perempuan. Apatah lagi yang berani bersentuh kulit, seperti couple-couple yang tidak kenal erti ‘HARAM’? Bukankah pergaulan dan bersentuhan antara lelaki dan perempuan yang bukan mahram itu sememangnya haram disisi syara’ tetapi tidak dipandandang serong seperti seseorang yang menyentuh khinzir? Tidak lupa antara poin-poin yang dibahaskan oleh Ustaz-ustaz seperti meninggalkan solat, rasuah dan lain-lain.

Seharusnya kita melihat keadaan ini dengan lebih jauh lagi dan bukan setakat melabelkan segala berkaitan babi SAHAJA yang haram. Lain-lain perkara juga harus ditelitikan dan dititik-beratkan soal kesuciannya.

Apapun, kenyataan ijma’ ulamak mengatakan bahawa coklat Cadbury itu tidak haram untuk dimakan.

Wallahu’alam.

Links:
Produk Cadbury tercemar DNA babi ‘halal dimakan’
Cadbury must pay for blood cleansing

GoPro Gone Wrong

An outburst of selfies(or groupies, as I call ’em for group selfies XD) recently has taken up the spaces of Instagram feeds. Surely all of yours did too, right? What’s more interesting there’s this thing(READ:ACCESSORY) which complements every piece of that ‘precious’ selfies.

A monopod.

Okay, I am not that opposed to selfies(though I don’t really like ’em) since I took a few, myself but this monopod brings it to a whole new level. Not to mention those faux monopods they tried to simulate which annoys me quite as much.

And, one interesting point is that the birth of the popularity of GoPro.

What exactly is this GoPro thing anyway, I thought at first. And I found out it is some sort of mini camera for the adventurous at heart.

Okay… Then why the heck is it used for a freakin’ selfie?! It is meant for some adventure trailers and moment captures which typical DSLRs and smartphones aren’t competent enough for the job and yet we are looking at a bunch of whole feeds of selfies(regardless of the social networks) using GoPros?

Honestly I don’t own one of those things but I get the idea for what it is used for anyway. I guess the masses have just gotten out of context for their GoPro uses.

So, you bought some cams, meant for something much wilder, and instead you wasted some cash for some freakin’ selfie? Interesting logic. ‘Cause so far, I have not seen any sky-gliding, surfing or jungle trekking photos in the feeds of those GoPro owners.

In that case, may I suggest you use your million dollar smartphone instead. Trust me, it’s worth it.

Anticipate note: Some might say that I’s just jealous for I don’t own one of those thing, but who cares? I don’t need one. At least(maybe) not yet. I am yet to discover some wild jungles and ferocious waves of the sea. Nor I have the chance to take the sky for gliding, just yet. So, no I ain’t jealous or whatever thought you might want to say. It just baffles me how a tool is misused.

Ending May

So, today marked the end of May. What have happened for the past 31 days? I bet no one can really recall exactly what they did. Not even yesterday, in fact! XD Yeah.. It can be really hard to propose an idea of just what did you actually do just moments ago. Hands down.

So, whilst enjoying my glass of guava juice :p let’s us take a look at what happened this month. Hmmm….

One thing for sure is that I have officially finished my term for the year and currently (READ: PATIENTLY) waiting for the finals to approach. Though I might not be so certain how it will go, I definitely am targeting for the best results I can go for. (I mean, everyone does don’t they?) So, it is only the matter of your own effort to achieve what you target for.

Pretty much, everything went as normal as they would. Nothing out and extra-ordinary here. Well, maybe not that I am aware of , I suppose?

And yes, that means I am nearly to the date of my flight home. Yay!! Okay, exam first then go home. Yes… I know, I know. But, the thought of that you are going home when studying abroad really takes the toll out of you. No place is better than home. I guess that is why the phrase “Home Sweet Home” exist, right?

Nit forgetting that we have officially entered the month of Shaaban, by the Hijri calendar. That marks our calendar for yet another important event. Ramadan!! Yay!! My favourite month of the year 😉 That leaves us with another month before the first day of Ramadan.

When Summer Comes

Of course, summer is the most awaited season of the year. The thoughts of sun-bathing and bare at the beach(okay, maybe not bare). The shimmering sun shining into the eyes of the beholder. And of course, not forgetting the blooms of colourful roses. However, my summer will not be pretty much the same. Of course, coming from a tropical climate weather does give me a chance to experience the different ways nature act at different place over the earth.

Anyhow, my summer is greeted with …. *drumroll* …. examinations!! Gosh, who love ’em? But, well… Examinations give about an interesting news though. Summer break coming through! Yay! We all love breaks and hated exams. So, they serve us something that many hated, leaving us wondering through the days during the wonderful break about the results we poses. Urgh… Chills around. “Did someone turn on the AC too low?!” *yikes*

And, interestingly, this semester I am having an exceptionally longer time before the exam starts(and ends, obviously). Either last year’s time ran to fast, or this year’s crawled too slow. Hmm.. *puts thinking cap on* Either way, I should be grateful that the exam leave is longer. This semester proves that medical course is downright difficult. Enthusiastically speaking, I kinda loved this semester’s regional studies… Neuroanatomy(minus the Head and Neck though).

So far, it has been superiorly interesting and challenging at the same time. At least, I have my hands on it. And, speaking of interesting, apparently I am yet to cover the other sections of Neuroanatomy though. Either it is coming, or I’ll have to explore it myself. Maybe during the summer break(maybe… just, maybe).

So, what now? I’m left with another 12 days before the day of doom. Maybe I should just continue studying and stop writing *snorts* (love writing… should I have become a writer instead? :O)

You Only Live Once?

Hmm… YOLO? Atau dalam erti kata yang lain, “You Only Live Once?” Benarkah begitu?

كَيۡفَ تَكۡفُرُونَ بِٱللَّهِ وَڪُنتُمۡ أَمۡوَٲتً۬ا فَأَحۡيَـٰڪُمۡ‌ۖ ثُمَّ يُمِيتُكُمۡ ثُمَّ يُحۡيِيكُمۡ ثُمَّ إِلَيۡهِ تُرۡجَعُونَ
Bagaimana kamu kafir kepada Allah? Padahal kamu sebelum ini mati, lalu Allah menghidupkan kamu, kemudian kamu dimatikan dan dihidupkanNya kembali, kemudian kepadaNyalah kamu dikembalikan. [2:28]

Nyata dalam ayat ini, kita mati sebanyak dua kali, dan kita hidup sebanyak dua kali. Daripada tiada kepada ada, dan kemudian ditiadakan kembali lalu diadakan semula selepas itu.

Konsep ini secara tidak langsung menjelaskan bahawasanya kita mempunyai suatu kehidupan selepas mati. Satu kehidupan yang kekal abadi. Yang mana kita seharusnya kejar dengan melakukan amal soleh, serta kebaikan-kebaikan semampu yang kita boleh.

Seandainya seorang muslim itu memegang pada konsep YOLO yang merupakan propaganda orang-orang yang kufur, pastinya dia akan melakukan segala apa yang dia mahu, betul ataupun salah. Baik atau buruk.

Kenapa? Kerana, if you only live once, what should you miss in life? Nothing. Sewajarnya kita mencuba segala-galanya dalam hidup sebab bila sudah menemui ajal, that’s it. At least you’d know you have miss nothing in life since you’ve done it all, right?

Ternyata konsep YOLO ini ingin meracuni fikiran anak muda supaya melakukan apa saja selagi masih hidup, baik yang elok mahupun tidak.

Sebenarnya, you only have one chance. Only one chance to live on earth and make the most out of it for a better life in the afterlife.

3 Ways to Boost your Salah(صلاة)

5 times a day that we pray, worshipping ourselves to Allah s.w.t. However, this comes with a great test. To get the best out of our prayers, or salah. Indeed it is not easy to  perform our Salah with full attention and full indulgence, but here, I present you 3 tips or ways so that you can boost your Salah, making it much more meaningful each time.

Tip 1: Stay in sujood(سحود) longer.

When you go down and bow to Allah, spend an extra 10 seconds down there and connect yourself with Allah.This position allows you to de-charge all your thoughts and feelings to the ground.

 

Tip 2: Relax

Sometimes, when we get too frustrated or rushed to pray Salah and we forget to relax. Salah is about meditation and de-charging, so make sure you are relaxed about it.

 

Tip 3: Pause for moments

When we pray, you don’t have to continuously say the surah that you are reciting and go into the next surah or action straight away; you can pause and take in the moment. Many times when scholars and pious people pray, they take their time to stand and think before they start reciting surah Fatiha, they re-recite the ayahs which they like or think are important

 

 

Source: AlHadafGoalPlanner