Friday, June 29, 2012
According to Dictionary.com : "religion is a set of beliefs concerning the cause, nature, and purpose of the universe, especially when considered as the creation of a superhuman agency or agencies, usually involving devotional and ritual observances, and often containing a moral code governing the conduct of human affairs."
Basically, it has something to do with faith. Faith in something. As humans we need reason to explain things. Why is the sky blue? why does it rain? Why does a certain thing work a certain way. It gives us comfort in knowing that maybe there is an unknown entity famously known as god that created all these.
In early human civilizations, gods are depicts in myths. Like the nord and greek mythology. Then philosophers suggested that something must have came from nothing and nothing can't come from nothing. With science, we began to understand our existence a bit better.
I'm not an atheists. I'm a muslim. I might not be the best muslim i can be but im a muslim nevertheless. I believe in god. I believe in the first precedent of the quran. "Bismillah hirahman nirahim" which translates to "In the name of Allah, most gracious, most merciful". If god himself is most gracious and merciful, who are we to judge another person? I believe god loves us and in love i trust.
All things in life should have a balance. if there are no evil, we won't be gracious of what's good. Bad and good goes side by side to balance the system of the universe.
Religion is a guideline for humanity. Although history shows us that it has been politicize by human in the quest of gaining power and conquer. I absolutely despise this.
I am a muslim living in malaysia. Being malay doesnt make you a muslim. People should stop getting confused by this. This religion is not to be dominated by malays and misguided to believing your not a muslim if you don't follow a certain political party. How can you judge who is muslim enough when we are all mere mortals. It seems that when it comes to the muslim community, most people fail to include the chinese muslims, indian muslims and the lain-lain muslims when acknowledging this religion.
I also find it funny that some people are afraid of ghost but doesn't believe in religion and worst, people who believes in religion and yet practices kurafat and black magic. Believing in bomohs (shamans) is absurd. There is no fast way. In god we should trust and in him alone we should believe in.
At the end of the day, religion is my only solace. I like to have faith in something. Prayers give me comfort and i like the ideology behind being a muslim. Not to be confused between the quran and hadith i draw a thin line between those two. I believe even without religion people should know the differences between good and evil. Strive to do good and the universe will reward us in its own way.
Even though i'm liberal, I know god is the most gracious and merciful. If a prostitute can be forgiven for her sins and brought to eternal paradise for giving a dog dying of thirst water, how can we judge. Not that i'm saying im a prostitute T_T but you get the gist.