Will Justice Ever Prevail?

After following the Nyonya Tahir case, one cannot help but wonder and speculate how such thing could have happened. As a Muslim, it brings me to shudders everytime I read it and God forbid that anything remotely close to that should ever happen to myself, my family and future generation or just about anyone for that matter.I’ll give you a gist of the story.

The lady was raised by her Malay grandmother who married a Chinese mualaf of a Hailam descendant. Bred as a Buddhist, she went on to marry a Chinese who never converted to Islam. She later gave birth to 13(some papers stated 8) offsprings who were given Chinese names and lived on and practiced Buddhism. Nyonya Tahir had also declarared that she wanted to be buried according to Buddhist rites indicating that she never intended to practice Islam. Her declaration was certified by a Chinese Commissioner of Oaths.

Her body had to be put on hold for burial while the Civil and Syariah courts speculated on whether she should be buried as a Muslim or otherwise. After thorough investigations, they finally arrived to a decision that she would be buried as a Buddhist.

According to Kifayatul-Akhyar, “A person who had left the Muslim faith should be asked to repent three times and if he did not, he should be killed, his body cannot be bathed according to Muslim rites, prayers cannot be performed for him and he cannot be buried in a Muslim cemetery.”

In the M.Moorthy case which caused a national uproar, an Indian mualaf was given his right as a Muslim and buried as one albeit none of us are really sure whether he was a practicing Muslim. Now this. Nyonya Tahir, born a Muslim yet in the end was finally laid to rest as a Buddhist. I rest my case.

Cases involving religion has caused much brouhaha especially among non-Muslims who claim that their religious rites have been ridden over the Syariah laws. The recent memorandum sent over to the PM by a certain number of ministers requesting for a review of the laws relating Islam is considered unintelligent. I personally think so. I’m not gonna write much on that but one thing I can say for sure is that this will definitely prolong to be a ‘wonderfully’ long crisis and make headlines nationwide.

This is a court of law, young man, not a court of justice. –Oliver Wendell Holmes, Jr.

A New Chapter Unfolds…

While the whole world went out and danced and frolicked under the chimes and explosions of the New Year, I was at my humble abode captivating the burst of colours in the sky from my front porch.Amidst the whole scene, a huge flock of birds flew across the sky of what seemed like hurried flappings, probably alarmed by the sudden attack of their territory. And I just stood, mesmerized by the whole display of contradictions in the upper atmosphere.

It’s a new year yet again, just like every other year. A time where new resolutions are made (and broken), new spirits enlightened (and dimmed) and an enthusiasm to start anew and make the year a memorable one.

My new year’s resolution is to become Angelina Jolie. What’s yours?

Drop the last year into the silent limbo of the past. Let it go, for it was imperfect, and thank God that it can go. –Brooks Atkinson

The End is Near

Some of us may have beaten the odds this year,Some of us might not have had such a fruitful year,

Yet the coming has come; the ending inviting a new beginning,

May the coming year bring joy to all of us.

Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!

To A Very Dear Friend…

Sometimes, God gives you a few more obstacles than He gives others,
To see if you’re strong enough to handle it.It doesn’t mean He doesn’t love you,
It doesn’t mean He has forgotten you.

More often than not, we see the negativity but fail to see its silver lining,
Why? Simply because it is not made visible to us just yet,
God indeed has bigger and better plans for you.

Now get up and smell the roses dear friend,
For life is beautiful,
If only you opened your eyes wide enough to see…

Love,
naz

Allah S.W.T says : “I am as my servants think I am. If he draws near Me a hand’s span, I draw near him an arm’s length; and if he draws near Me an arm’s length, I draw near him a fathom’s length. And if he comes walking, I go to him at speed.”

Ops Miskin IV

I have 3 summonses. All for speeding. Each costing me RM150. Now kindly do the math. I shall now starve to fork out the total and thus excuse me while I indulge myself into a moment of self-pity for all the unfortunate things that have befallen me. Cheers!

What Lies Behind Every Successful Man…

They say behind every successful man, lies a woman. It could be a mother, a wife or even a sister. What is manifested by this notion is that no matter how high a rank, no matter how big a title, no matter how large his bank account is, a man requires a balance that only a woman could fill(unless you’re gay).

Some things just go hand in hand and cannot be left to stand up alone. Like pestle and mortar, like forks and spoons, like Peter and Jane; they cannot be separated. When a person becomes the core of another being, this person will always search for the center of his being to sustain himself be it during joy or sorrow. Thus when you lose your pillar of strength, a void forms where your core used to be.

It explains why men don’t grief as long as women upon a loss and seem to be able to ultimately pick up and move on for the search of another ‘core’ while women are able to manage on their own. At the risk of being slammed by some male chauvinists lurking out there, of course I’m not referring to all men but through observations and real life encounters, it certainly rings true.

Quite a number of men seem to achieve phenomenal growth in whatever field it is they venture with their wives being their strongest supporter. But when a man loses his highly resilient supporter and confidante, what is he to do?

During my dad’s off day once upon a time, my mother and I shopped while my dad offered to baby-sit my brothers. All he really did was make sure they arrived home from school, eat their lunch (which he bought) and get them ready for religion school where their clothes had been ironed before hand. Yet when we arrived home, he seemed thoroughly exhausted upon such minimal task and uttered his disbelief over what my mom goes through every single day.

Ironically, women are known as the weaker gender but the truth is, they carry a whole lot of weight on their shoulders which some may fail to appreciate. Ever since my father left for south in the course of work, it’s funny how my parents had become like old lovers again. How my dad still relies on her to wake him up for work and the fact that they’re constantly calling each other every now and then. I guess Ramadhan has been a testing one for him this year without my mother. Come Raya, a whole new chapter begins…

I don’t know how far you believe in ‘behind a successful man, lies a woman’ but I know the cheekier ones have added ‘behind an unsuccessful man, lies two’. With that, I shall leave it at that and you men with a choice.

“The best property a man can have is a remembering tongue (about Allah), a grateful heart and a believing wife who helps him in his faith.” (Prophet Muhammad S.A.W)

If the Devils are Chained Up, That Must Mean…

Driving home earlier this afternoon, tiba-tiba timbul niat jahat as my car approached the toll plaza. As I drove nearer, it became clearer to me that a pak guard tengah curi tulang (tido) outside one of the toll booths while on duty.

With a smirk on my face, saya pun membunyikan hon kereta. Pinggg piiinggg!!! Dia terperanjat dan terus terjaga (tapi tengok macam nak sambung tido balik je). However, the initial look on his face was priceless! Lalu saya pun beredar pergi sambil ketawa sorang-sorang dalam kereta.

Sekian, terima kasih.