Archive for February, 2012
In order for Malaysia to become an advanced nation, its population must highly educated and technologically literate. A certain formal education is compulsory for all citizens and it becomes an offense for not adhering to the rules. All children are compulsory to attend schools from the age of six to the age of seventeen. Parents who are not sending their children to schools are breaching the laws of the country and will be penalized. Government will provide all facilities needed to enable all citizens between the ages of six to seventeen to go to schools. It becomes a responsibility on the government to provide free education to all citizens especially education between the ages of six to seventeen. Primary education between the age of six to twelve focuses on reading, writing, talking, calculating, typing and sports. All main languages; Malay, English, Chinese and Tamil are thought in Primary Schools. Muslims students are compulsory to study and practice the five pillars of Islam and the six pillars of Iman. (more…)
Congratulations to all graduate students! Optometry faculty graduates in a photo session with the Faculty Dean, Prof Dr Nasoha Saabin during the convocation ceremony held at PICC on Feb 4th 2012.
A religious society means a society that moves forward in adopting the way of life commanded by Allah. Allah wants the entire humankind to be successful in their life in this World and Hereafter. In order to ensure the success of humankind, Allah has given the entire humankind a way of life. The Prophet Muhammad SAW has shown this way of life and whoever follows that way of life will be successful. The way of life of Prophet Muhammad SAW begins with the work of enjoining good and forbidding evil and performing five times daily prayers. The males are obligated to perform five times daily prayers with congregation in the mosque and the females are obligated to perform the daily prayers in their houses with the children. A religious society is a society that enjoins people to good and forbids them from evil and steadfast in observing prayers to Allah. With these two main orders of Allah, the way of life of the Prophet Saw will gradually become the way of life of the Muslims. The society will move gradually and steadily to become a religious society. When the Muslims begin to practice these two main orders of Allah, the other orders of Allah will begin to establish in the community. These two main orders of Allah were commanded to the Muslims when they were in Mecca. The other three main orders of Allah (Fasting, Zakat, and Hajj) were commanded to the Muslims when they were in Medina. That society in Medina was a religious and tolerant society and that society came into existence when the Muslims persistently observed the two main orders of Allah while they were in Mecca; the work of enjoining good and forbidding evil and performing five times daily prayers with congregation.
The government must continuously encourage the Muslims to enjoin good and forbid evil and perform five times daily prayers, the males with congregation at the mosques and the females in their houses. Every mosque must have a timetable showing the azan times and the times of the congregational prayers start. By this way, everybody in Malaysia will be able to plan their time properly and will be able to perform their prayers with congregation. The current practice of making lengthy zikir after prayer must be avoided. The encouragements to perform five times daily prayers with congregation and to do the work of enjoining good and forbidding evil can be done through the Internet, electronic media, newspapers and billboards. The promises of Allah upon the observance of these commandments must continuously be conveyed to the Muslims. The importance of these two orders must continuously be reminded to the Muslims through the sermons during the Friday prayers. The Muslims must be made aware that these two orders of Allah are the most fundamental orders of Allah that all Muslims, either males or females, new Muslims or born Muslims, must do. These two orders are the two main pillars in Islam and efforts must be made to make them stand firm and strong in life of all Muslims. (more…)
People will join hearts and become united and cohesive when they have similar minds and beliefs. In order to unite the Malaysians, they must hear repeatedly positive and correct words. We ought to have positive and correct words. When Malaysians hear those words repeatedly, they will finally have the same minds and beliefs. When Malaysians have the same minds and beliefs, they will become united and cohesive society. The word 1Malaysia (pronounced One Malaysia in English and Satu Malaysia in Malay) is not the right word to make Malaysians to have the same minds and beliefs. Malaysia is not a race. We cannot make the Malays, Chinese and Indians to accept themselves as belong to a race namely Malaysia. The Malays, Chinese and Indians are three different races with three different religions. We cannot make these three races to think as one as Malaysia is not their race. When we talk of 1Malaysia we mean, we are similar in all aspects and having equal rights and opportunities and having the same religion. The task of uniting them to become one new race and with a same religion is tantamount and almost impossible.
The slogan of 1Malaysia is not the correct word in uniting the minds and beliefs of Malaysians because the word is not acceptable to the minds and hearts of all Malaysian. The hearts and minds will accept certain words when the words are true. 1Malaysia is not a true word. Malaysians are a new race and it is not acceptable to all races in Malaysia. The Malays believe their races are Malays and the Chinese believe that their races are Chinese and similarly the Indians believe that their races are Indians. Contrary to that, we want them to think that they are one Malaysians and all races including the Malays, Chinese and Indian are having the same rights and opportunities. The idea that Malays, Indians and Chinese have equal rights and opportunities is not acceptable to the Malays. The Malays will not accept Chinese and Indians to have equal rights and privileges as them. The Chinese and Indians are happy with the concept of 1Malaysia, but the Malays are not. With opportunities given based on merits and performances, the Malays and Indians will be lack behind and the Chinese will move ahead than the two races. The slogan of 1Malaysia is only favourable to Malaysia when everyone thinks; they belong to one race namely “Bangsa Malaysia”. Unfortunately, all the three races do not think they belong to one race that is “Bangsa Malaysia”. None of them accept the idea that they belong to “Bangsa Malaysia”. They still regard themselves as Malays, Chinese and Indians. The word 1Malaysia is not acceptable to the minds and beliefs of the Chinese, Malays and Indians alike. The word, instead of uniting the Malays, Chinese and Indians it may become a cause of conflicts between the various races in Malaysia. A new greeting “Salam Satu Malaysia” should not be used in addressing Malaysians as it may causes discomfort between the various races of Malaysia. (more…)