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Tuesday, 13 March 2012

Syurga tu untuk siapa? – K J


In our everyday life, did we stopped a while, take a breath, and ask ourselves, if we are to die now, will our ending be good?

That was what I thought when K J asked the above question. K J is a tranversatite or “maknyah” as our society calls them.

It all happened about half a year ago, when my group and I had to approach K J and friends for a project we had to do as a fourth year medical students.

I too was once those who couldn’t help the disgust and would look away from them. Although it was most probably a reaction ignited by social stigma, never did I know how big the effect was.

Looking away equals to 'I don’t bother about you as long as you don’t bother me'. You can’t expect them to come and plead for your ‘bother’. The law is simple, from every action, there would be a reaction. The reaction from them is usually that, they too won’t bother about us. When they don’t bother about us, how can we expect them to listen to us when we try to invite them to the straight path?

Whatever happened to our principle of hating the sin, but not the sinner?

Isn’t our action actually equals to us hating the sinner? Who are we to hate the sinner? Are we ‘straight’ enough to be guaranteed jannah?

Remember the famous story that a prostitute was granted jannah, for she had given a drink to a dog?  Allah forgives His slaves who have sinned, but what about us?

I am not suggesting that we accept this sin, but what I am promoting here is for us to bring them back to the truth, but for that to happen, we’ll have to break this barrier. Just like how we try to help the drug-addicts, the premarital conceived Muslim girls and etc. Let's shift the paradigm, and do the same for them.

Didnt’t Allah say in An-Nisa’ 116

               Indeed, Allah does not forgive association with Him, but He forgives what is less than that for whom He wills. And he who associates others with Allah has certainly gone far astray.

So, let us too indulge in this form of da’wah, for they are the least (besides the orang asli) to receive it. Don’t send them away, don’t deprive them of the truth.

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