HIKMAH - ...dan orang-orang (Ansar) yang mendiami negeri (Madinah) serta beriman sebelum mereka, mengasihi orang-orang yang berhijrah ke negeri mereka, dan tidak ada pula dalam hati mereka perasaan berhajatkan apa yang telah diberi kepada orang-orang yang berhijrah itu; dan mereka juga mengutamakan orang-orang yang berhijrah itu lebih daripada diri mereka sendiri, sekalipun mereka dalam keadaan kekurangan dan amat berhajat; dan (ingatlah), sesiapa yang menjaga serta memelihara dirinya daripada dipengaruhi oleh tabiat bakhilnya, maka merekalah orang-orang yang berjaya. (Surah al-Hasyr, ayat 9)

Friday, 20 January 2017

Kembalikan Sinar Rohingya


Saudara sebangsa dan setanah air,
mudah-mudahan dikasihi Allah SWT hendaknya:

Izinkan saya memulakan khutbah dengan menyeru diri sendiri dan semua yang hadir: Marilah kita sama-sama meningkatkan ketaqwaan kita kepada Allah SWT dengan bersungguh-sungguh melaksanakan segala perintah-Nya dan meninggalkan segala larangan-Nya. Mudah-mudahan kita memperolehi keberkatan dan keredhaan serta perlindungan Allah SWT di dunia dan di akhirat.

Sidang Jumaat yang dikasihi Allah,

Islam merupakan agama yang menyuruh kepada keamanan, mengajak kepada kebaikan, menolak kezaliman dan mencegah kemungkaran. Sejak awal lagi, Islam memerangi dan mengutuk keras tindakan kezaliman dan keganasan; apatah lagi jika sampai kepada mengorbankan jiwa yang tidak berdosa. Firman Allah SWT dalam Surah asy-Syura, ayat 41 dan 42:

“Sesungguhnya orang yang membela diri setelah ia dizalimi, maka tidak ada sebarang jalan hendak menyalahkan mereka. Sesungguhnya jalan (untuk menyalahkan) hanyalah terhadap orang yang melakukan kezaliman kepada manusia dan bermaharajalela di muka bumi dengan tiada sebarang alasan yang benar. Mereka itulah orang yang beroleh azab seksa yang tidak terperi sakitnya.”

Malangnya, masih ada lagi bangsa yang dizalimi, dianiaya dan dicabul; bukan baru semalam, tetapi sudah lama. Merekalah saudara-saudara kita, masyarakat Islam Rohingya di Myanmar.

Sunday, 1 January 2017

Terima Kasih, 2016


Tahun 2016 seolah-olah sama seperti tahun-tahun yang sebelumnya. Banyak kali sudah saya katakan kepada semua dalam bahasa Arab, “Setiap permulaan ada pengakhiran. Dulu, kita berada di permulaan. Sekarang, kita berada di pengakhiran.” Hakikatnya, setiap tahun yang datang dalam hidup kita pasti sahaja ada pahit manis yang berbeza.

Saturday, 31 December 2016

Malaysia and UN Security Council


Let me take this opportunity to congratulate Malaysia, particularly Wisma Putra, for whatever they have done as a non-permanent member of the United Nations’ Security Council (UNSC) from 2015 to 2016. I am proud that Malaysia, in such position, has been able to create more kinds of success not only for Malaysia itself, but for the rest of the world.

I am sure that Malaysia has been greatly celebrated by the majority of UN Member States and Observer States following the success Malaysia has created in UN, especially at the very last moment Malaysia sits in the UNSC Chamber, in its non-permanent position, where Resolution 2334 – that Malaysia and 3 other Member States have sponsored – is adopted and, hence, Israeli occupation in the Palestinian land ruled illegal.

One Year of the ASEAN Community


It is already one year since the establishment of the ASEAN Community on 31 December 2015. The establishment was made possible by all 10 Member States of ASEAN through Kuala Lumpur Declaration on the Establishment of the ASEAN Community signed in Kuala Lumpur on 22 November 2015. At this opportunity, I commend Malaysia and the rest of ASEAN for all commitments in making this establishment possible, and in making the ASEAN Community standing for years to come.

Wednesday, 7 December 2016

Because We Love Thee, Smiling Land!


"To all members of the University Community, let me leave you with the following words: Stay united in diversity. Regard each of us as brother and sister. Preserve the peace and prosperity that we have created and shared together all this while. Don’t let aliens determining our future. Support the planning and development of our land and our people by all possible ways and means. Make us great again!"

Inauguration Day’s Story

I never realise that 2 February 2015 would be so historic for me. That was the day the City of Kota Kinabalu commemorated the 15th Anniversary of its Incorporation. That was also the day I was admitted to the International Islamic University Malaysia (IIUM) Mahallah as-Siddiq Representative Committee (MRC as-Siddiq) as the President.

I wished to be the Secretary, on that day, so I could continue my clerical and secretarial practice in this University, but this Mahallah and this University was in favour of my capability in leadership and management based on my previous records, so I was invited to assume the Chair and take the command.

Sharing the Values

I told everyone present in Mahallah as-Siddiq General Meeting 2015, once I accept this invitation, “I am not the only leader in this Mahallah.” Even at this time, how I wish that all parts of this Mahallah mean this principle very much – because this is our Mahallah. This Mahallah belongs to us all. Our Mahallah is our responsibility. We are jointly responsible in determining the peace and prosperity for our land and our people.

As an important part of this Mahallah, I have tried my best to realise the meaning of “Generating the True Hope” – and so I wished so much. As the same, I am grateful that all teammates in this Mahallah – and this University, at a larger scale – have been with me throughout 675 days of my service in this office, not only in turning this notion to a reality, but also in helping this University to succeed further.