Di Mana Allah?

Dimana Allah dan bolehkah melihat Allah ?
1. Jawapan mengikut tahap akal kanak-kanak : Allah itu di Arasy dan tidak dapat dilihat, bagaimana bentuk ZatNya kerana Dia nun jauh di langit ke 7 sedangkan langit ke 2 pun manusia tidak Nampak.

a. “ Sesungguhnya Tuhan kamu ialah Allah yang menciptakan langit dan bumi dalam enam masa, kemudian Dia bersemayam di atas Arasy untuk mengatur segala urusan” . Surah Yunus Ayat 3.

2. Jawapan dari sudut hukum akal atau Ilmu Kalam, TAHU ilmu tentang Allah : Allah bukan makhluk seperti kita jadi apa saja hukum yang terjadi pada makhluk, tidak berlaku keatas Allah. Allah tidak bertempat kerana bertempat itu hukum bagi makhluk. Dia bersifat Qiamuhu Binafsihi iaitu Allah “berdiri” dengan sendiri dan tidak berhajat pada sesuatu zat lain untuk ditempati. Kalau kita mengatakan Allah berhajat pada sesuatu zat yang lain untuk ditempati maka ketika itu kita telah menyerupakan Allah dengan makhluk.

a. “ Dia tidak menyerupai segala sesuatu “. Surah Asy-Syura Ayat 11.

Allah tidak berdiam di Arasy kerana kerana Arasy pun makhluk. Mana mungkin makhluk dpt menanggung Zat Allah seperti Bukit Thursina pun hancur atas pentajallian Allah? Allah tidak dapat dilihat bukan faktor jauh tetapi kerana keterbatasan kemampuan penglihatan mata manusia yang tidak mampu melihat ZatNya.

a. “ Dia tidak dapat dicapai oleh penglihatan mata, sedang Dia dapat melihat segala penglihatan itu dan Dialah Yang Maha Halus lagi Maha Mengetahui “. Surah Al-An’am Ayat 103.

3. Jawapan dari sudut pengamalan Musyahadah terhadap Ilmu Haqiqat, MENGENAL Allah dengan Haqqul Yakin : Allah berada dimana-mana dan manusia boleh melihat Allah. Allah itu wujudNya Esa maka tidak ada wujud sesuatu besertaNya. Makanya bagaimana kedudukan wujud alam ini jika Allah itu diyakini wujud tanpa ada selain zat yang wujud besertaNya dengan pandangan mata hati ( Ainul Basyiroh )? Maka tidakkah alam ini tidak lain melainkan diriNya sendiri ? Jadi bila memandang alam ini, pada hakikatnya, aku memandang Allah .

a. “ Dimana saja kamu menghadap, disitulah wajah Allah “. Surah Al-Baqarah Ayat 115. “ Dialah yang Awal, yang Akhir, yang zahir dan yang Bathin “. Surah Al-Hadid Ayat 3.

Adakah dapat melihat Allah ? Ya , dengan Ainul Basyiroh.

4. Jawapan dinilai dari sudut Ilmu Ma’rifat, Sempurna Mengenal Allah pasti rindu untuk “ menemui “ Allah, bukan sekadar menyaksikan Haqiqat Allah sahaja. Mencapai tahap Insan Kamil yang Arifbillah : Dimana Allah ? Allah berada dimana Dia berada sekarang. Dimana Allah sekarang ? Sekarang Allah berada dimana Dia berada dahulu. Dimana Allah berada dahulu dan sekarang? Dahulu dan sekarang Dia berada ditempat yang hanya Dia yang tahu. Dimana tempat itu ? Didalam pengetahuan Allah. Bolehkah manusia melihat Allah ? “ Kejadian ( Kunhi ) ZatNya tidak boleh dicapai dengan pandangan mata kepala dan pandangan hati” .

5. Kesimpulan : Semua jawapan itu benar mengikut tahap-tahap ilmu , dari tahapan jahil ke tahapan awam ( ilmu kalam ) ke tahapan khusus ( ilmu haqiqat ) ketahapan Khawasul Khawas ( ilmu ma’rifat ). Jika Ilmu haqiqat itu jalan Fana kerana menilik kepada zat Allah, maka ilmu Ma’rifat itu pula jalan Baqa’ kerana melihat langsung kepada kejadian ( kunhi ) zat Allah. Jadi, Tiada yang tahu dimana Allah melainkan Allah dan tiada sesiapa yang dapat melihat Allah melainkan diriNya sendiri.

6. Bagaimana jalan hendak sampai ketahap mengenal Allah dengan sempurna sehingga terbit rasa ingin untuk menemuiNYA? “Jangan mengenal Allah dengan akal sebaliknya mengenal Allah dengan Allah “

7. Bagaimana cara-caranya untuk dapat bertemu dengan Allah ? . Sebagaimana Firman Allah, “ … Barangsiapa mengharap pertemuan dengan TuhanNya, maka hendaklah dia mengerjakan amalan soleh dan janganlah dia mempersekutukan TuhanNya dalam beribadat kepadaNya… “. Surah Al-Kahfi Ayat 110.
Perbanyakkan amalan sunat dan tidak meninggalkan yang wajib.

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Selamat Hari Raya Aidil Fitri 1434

Raya at WIU

Hari Raya Aidil Fitri di Western Illinois University

Lagi satu minggu, InsyaAllah akan menyambut Hari Raya Aidil Fitri. Rasanya baru lagi hari raya disambut, tapi begitulah sekarang ini masa berlalu begitu cepat. Gambar diatas ialah gambar pada hari raya di Western Illinois University, Macomb. Berdiri di kiri sekali ialah Hasbi Habibollah, sekarang ini Ahli Parlimen Limbang, Sarawak. Sebelahnya Noordin tapi tidak tau dimana sekarang. Seleahnya pula ialah Awang Azlan@Tahir Talib, sekarang ini Pengarah Jabatan Air Sabah kalau tak silap. Berdiri dikanan sekali ialah Andrew, juga tidak tau dimana dia sekarang. Duduk dikiri sekaliialah Din dari Kelantan, juga tidak tau dimana dia sekarang. Ditengah ialah Firdaus, seorang sahabat yang tidak bernasib baik dengan persekolahan di USA. Dikanan sekali tu siapa ?Gambar ini pada sekitar tahun 1981, bermakna sudah hampir 32 tahun lamanya, tapi kenangan masih segar dalam ingatan.

students

Malaysian and International students

Gambar di atas diambil selepas solat Sunat Hari Raya di sebuah bilik yang disediakan oleh pihak university untuk Muslim students. Keadaan juga sudah terlalu banyak sangat berubah, tidak ada internet dan tidak facebook, dll pada masa itu. Banyak kad-kad raya yang diterima dari keluarga, saudara-mara dan sahabat-sahabat dari Malaysia. Tentunya sangat gembira menerima kad-kad raya. Ada juga mendapat kiriman kuih-kuih raya dan makanan dariMlalaysia. Zaman sekarang, kad-kad raya sudah jarang kelihatan lagi.

Sila sila makan !!

Sila sila makan !!

Selamat Hari Raya - 1981

Selamat Hari Raya – 1981

Pada masa ini, kita tak pernah berfikir bagaimana keadaan hariraya 30 tahun akan datang. Cuma terkenang keadaan hari raya sepuluh tahun sebelumnya , suasana di kampung dengan bermain mercun , bunga api, meriam buluh dan kereta lampu buatan sendiri. Sekarang suasana hari raya memang sangat berbeza dengan banyaknya rancangan hiburan tv berbayar, ekonomi rakyat semakin tinggi, dll. Akhirnya suasana seperti dahulu sudah tidak diketahui oleh anak-anak zaman sekarang.

Apa-apa pun selamat Hari raya Adil Fitri, maaf zahir dan batin !!!

The fonz di rumah 105, Murray Street, Macomb,Illinois . Tahun 1981

The fonz di rumah 105, Murray Street, Macomb,Illinois . Tahun 1981

Selamat Hari raya

Selamat Hari raya

Hari raya

Suasana hari raya pada tahun 1960an dirumah Arwah ayah.

 

 

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13th Malaysian General Election

Racing Fonz

With Chevy Camaro 3.2 Litre

The 13th Malaysian General Election will be on Sunday, 5th May 2013. I have been a regular voter since i reached the age of 21 years old. My place of voting is in Marang, Terengganu. Marang parlimentary and rhu Muda i guess for state seat. I guess some people know this constituency is very important to certain people. Oops i want to make a correction, i did miss one voting process and that time, the voting outcome was unfavourable to some people and i was supposed to share the blame for the defeat. Wow ! , i never told anyone who i voted for , so how come they were  so sure that they got one less vote, supposed to be from me?

Anyway, this time my family will go back hometown on Saturday. We ( my wife and i ) plan to vote very very early and quickly head back to KL so that my daughter can vote in Subang Jaya. That would be her first voting process. I need to drive very fast? Yes and that is why i need my Chevy Camaro back🙂 . So that is the point of posing that picture above. Got it?

I am not interested to attend any ” ceramah ” by either sides of the parties. I will do my duty as a Malaysian, that will be all. Psttt !! I dont trust politicians that much ( i think not much at all ) . You remember the saying , ” Statesmen think about the next generation but politicians think about the next election ” 🙂

 

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Little Korean Girl in Malaysia – A Year Later !

Aisyah

Still a Sweet Little Korean Girl

Almost a year passed by since the last posting. She is still a sweet little Korean Girl , in Malaysia that is. This time, she has changed in many aspects of characters, i believe. But, her voice is still that voice that i love to hear🙂 . This time, it was late August 2012 and we were celebrating Eidul Fitri in Terengganu. We left Subang Jaya on Saturday, on the eve of Hari raya. Even though it was not announced yet, but we knew that the next day would be the day of Eidul Fitri. We expected the road to The East Coast would be congested, but not like what we saw that day. Last year was different. School holidays started much earlier in 2011, a week before the end of the fasting month. Many people travelled  to the East Coast much earlier. We left at about 7.15 AM and by the time we reached Gombak Toll, the crawl was just started. We were driving at 20 km/hour after that. How nice! No? Two lanes became three lanes just before the tunnel. When we reached the tunnel, there was a car with full of people inside, including young ones, just broke down inside. I felt so sorry for them. They could be heading towards Terengganu or Kelantan. There was no way help could come fast as the road was congested. The traffic was smooth flow after the second toll. What a relief !! Then we took a detour to Karak Town as someone needed to visit the loo. Who could that be? Who else? We joined the East Coast Highway further up. Not sure what exit that was. The journey was OK except when we had to exit the highway to after Jabur. We reached Marang quite late in the evening. Just enough time to break the fast.

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Snow Tales

At Brother Faisal's house.

At Brother Faisal's house.

Yesterday my daughter reminded me about the promise that I made, to tell her about my visit to Disneyland in Los Angeles during my time in the US. However, I  made a suggestion to her  to tell about my snow experience instead. She agreed.  Here goes the story…..

I and a few other friends took a flight aboard the British Airways from Sultan Abdul Aziz Shah International  Airport in Subang  , some time in late October  1980. We were on the way to further our studies in the United States. The plane stopped in Bahrain for some time, probably for refueling. Then we were on the way  to Heathrow International  Airport in London. I started to feel home sick already. I remember the stewardess who noticed that i never ate anything during the flight. She tried very hard to persuade me to eat  . I just ignored her.  Wow, that was bad of me.

The first time i saw snow or rather snow flurries, was in London Heathrow Airport . That transit stop from Bahrain was good enough for me to rest . My friends seemed to enjoy themselves.  The flight on board the British Airways was tiring. It was tiring not because i did not sleep but rather i did not eat anything. The seats were empty. I could sleep anywhere i wanted.  That was the first time i traveled by plane.

From Heathrow Airport, we took a connecting flight aboard the Transworld  Airline or TWA to the Land of Opportunities ( That was what people said ). The flight went across the Atlantic Ocean to Chicago International Airport in Illinois. I was surprised to see the airport was so busy even in the 80’s. I could see the planes waiting to take off the same like the cars lining up at the traffic lights ( during red light ). From Chicago, we took a flight in a small plane to Galesburg, a place further south. We arrived there around midnight. There, waiting were Mr Conger, the Western Illinois University International Student officer and Noesret Khan, a Malaysian student.

Tannel Hall on the right

Tannel Hall on the right

The weather was cold but there was no falling snow. I think at that time, it was almost end of Fall season. So snow should have been around the corner. My feeling ? I felt like i was lost somewhere in a strange place on this earth. One day ago I was still walking under the sun in Cheras Baru at my cousin’s house.  They took us in a van to the campus of Western Illinois University in Macomb. We had to stay temporarily at the Co-ed dormitory , the Tanner Hall. The funny thing is, we had to stay on the women side at 10th floor. It was quite troublesome for us to come down and to go up the floor especially in the elevator at night. We were always subjected to questions by the Residence assistants. What were we doing on this side of the hall at this time? We said, “ we are your hall mates ”.

Tanner Hall room at 10th Floor

Tanner Hall room at 10th Floor

Suddenly my daughter said, “ so when are you going to tell me about snow? “.  I smiled at her and once again, here goes my story……

 My first snow experience in the US was during one weekend. I slept at brother Fisal’s house. About 1 am in the morning when every body was sleeping, as i was lying on the sofa in the living room, i could see something white coming down the sky through the window . Yes it was cold as the heater was only in the bedrooms. I wished I could sleep in a warmer place. I was so excited that i quickly ran to the window. I said to myself., “ Yes Yes, Finally “. I went out and played with snow. I made so much noise that i woke up the neighbours. Yes, i was crazy but hey, who cares.

I spent only one year at Western Illinois University in Macomb.  Of course I travelled a lot during winter holidays especially to northern parts of Illinois, Indiana, Ohio and Michigan. After that I continued my studies in San Francisco, California. There was no snow in the Bay Areas.  The weather was warm and cool in the bay areas. I told my daughter that if I wanted to see snow, I had to go up the mountain of Sierra Nevada. I had a friend who studied at the University of Reno , Nevada. Sierra Nevada was a very beautiful place.

Donna Summit at Sierra Nevada

Donna Summit at Sierra Nevada

Snow at Sierra Nevada

Snow at Sierra Nevada

One day during university break, my friends and I decided to drive all the way to Illinois to meet old friends.

Oklahoma

Oklahoma

Salt Lake City, Utah

Salt Lake City, Utah

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Universal Studio in the 80s

Universal Studio in 1984

Universal Studio in 1984

My 8-year old daughter asked me what was Universal Studio look like during my time in the US? I said i do not know how it look like now but i could share my wonderful time that i had during my visit to the Universal Studio in 1984.  First,  my friends and i decided to drive down to Los Angeles from San Francisco Bay Area, Vallejo to be exact which was about 350 miles or 560 km south ( in US , mile was used instead of km ). I said the distance is slightly further away than the distance to your grandma’s house in Marang, Terengganu from Kuala Lumpur. We decided to stay at a friend’s house in Los Angeles. He studied at Northtrop University in Inglewood. He actually had a plan for us to tour the Los Angeles area which included a visit to the Universal Studio.

At a friend's house in Inglewood, California

At a friend's house in Inglewood, California

I showed her the above picture and my friend is the tall one on the right. She stared at the picture. Probably she was looking for me in the picture. Suddenly she smiled and said , ” You are the one with the jacket on the left. I said yes you are right. Then she said, ” who is that sitting with no cloth on but only wearing a sarung ?, isn’t it cold in the US ? “. I laughed and confirmed it was me on the left playing harmonica and Los Angeles was not that cold. The one who is sitting with no cloth on, is my friend’s housemate. According to my friend, this guy was a computer genius. His room was full with old computers and he was once warned by the university for creating havoc in the university computer system. Probably he could be a computer hacker by now, i said with a smile. I told my daughter that at that time in the 80’s , there was no internet even though computer system was far far advance in the US than in Malaysia.

Lifting a truck

Lifting a truck

I visited Universal Studio with a group of friends from the Northtrop University. We took a tram tour ride but after a short while, the tram stopped so that we could see part of the filming of Starsky and Hutch, one of the famous tv series. Then we went through a few houses built on hydraulic system used for the movie Earthquake. Then the tram went to the Star Wars show area. The tram also went through the place copied from the scene of the movie  JAWS . That was scary when suddenly a huge shark appeared by the side of the tram but i managed to snap a picture.

Big shark

Big shark

I told her that my friend and i finally captured that shark🙂

The Shark was captured

The Shark was captured

I was hoping she did not ask about Disneyland but  she did anyway. Then she said there is one in Hong Kong now and it is not that far away. I told her i will share about my trip to Disneyland next time. She agreed !!!

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Water Theme Park in the East Coast

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Bukit Gambang Resort City

She has been to some water theme parks . She said this time she wanted to try a new one. I just kept quiet. I was not sure whether she knew of the one in the East Coast ( well, not too East Coast really, just two and half hour drive from Kuala Lumpur ).  It started when we were watching a documentary about California on  TV one night. I was telling her about my time in California. I visited the Six Flags Marine World Africa USA in Redwood City. I had fun at the Fishermen Wharf. I followed my surfer friend and his abalone fishing trip. Suddenly  i saw the starry glow in her eyes. She asked a lot of questions . Too many that i agreed to take her to the water theme park anywhere she wanted. Then suddenly, i heard a voice from the kitchen. It was her sister’s voice. She said something about a new water theme park in the East Coast. And that was it. We were heading to the East Coast. I was worried about the weather. The East Coast had been hit by heavy rain and flash flood recently.

Waiting for the tickets

Waiting for the tickets

We were there on Christmas Holiday. There were so many people near and far. We had to wait for a long time to buy tickets.

Water Girl

Water Girl

We arrived there almost in the evening and quickly settled into the family suite. I told her that the trip to the water park would only be the next day. She was too excited and could not wait for that time to come.  So in order to stabilise her anxiety😀 , we agreed to spend time at the amusement park.

Amusement Park

Amusement Park

The trip was fun and the children enjoyed very much!!

 

 

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