Saturday, January 30, 2016

Dosa si Anak

Saya terbaca satu posting di facebook mengenai dosa anak-anak yang ditanggung oleh ibu bapa.

Posting tersebut berkisar mengenai tanggungjawab para ayah yang akan memikul dosa-dosa anak-anak mereka selagi mereka belum baligh (lelaki & perempuan) dan khusus bagi anak-anak perempuan pula, setelah mereka baligh dan selagi mereka belum berkahwin, dosa-dosa adalah atas tanggungan si ayah.

Saya berhasrat untuk fokus pada isu dosa anak-anak sebelum usia baligh. 

Saya teringat pernah terbaca jawapan ringkas dari Dr Rozaimi (pensyarah UPSI, lulusan phD hadith dari Jordan) yang memberi jawapan ringkas setelah ditanya mengenai dosa anak-anak belum baligh yang ditanggung ibu bapa.

Jawapan Dr Rozaimi :
"Anak-anak kecil (belum baligh) tiada dosa"
Ini sangat bertentangan dengan ajaran yang telah sekian lama disebarkan (sejak saya di bangku sekolah rendah lagi) iaitu bahawa selagi belum mencapai usia baligh, dosa anak-anak akan ditanggung ibu bapa.

Hasil pembacaan lanjut, dari buku Himpunan Risalah Dalam Persoalan Ummah (buku ketiga), ditemukan petikan berikut :
Orang yang belum baligh (kanak-kanak) dan orang yang tidak sempurna akalnya tidak dijatuhkan hukuman. 
Ini berdasarkan sabda Nabi shallallahu 'alaihi wasallam : 
"Diangkat pena (tidak dicatit kesalahan) dari tiga orang, anak kecil hingga baligh, orang tidur hingga terbangun dan orang gila hingga sedar " 
(Sahih Sunan Abu Dawud, Kitab al-Hudud, hadis no. 4402)
Terurai satu persoalan yang telah sekian lama disalah-fahamkan, iaitu kanak-kanak sebelum usia baligh tiada dosa, bukannya dosa mereka ditanggung oleh bapa.

Tugas dan tanggungjawab ibu bapa adalah membimbing anak-anak ini supaya menjadi insan yang bermanfaat.

Tetapi masih ramai yang masih terbelenggu oleh kefahaman lama. Berkemungkinan kesalah-fahaman ini berpunca dari ajaran Kristian yang mempercayai The Original Sin sehingga sedikit sebanyak kefahaman ini mencemari ajaran Islam dalam sedar atau tidak.

Islam terbina dari dalil. Sekiranya datang kepada kita suatu ilmu baharu yang jelas bertentangan dengan kepercayaan kita sekian lama, lapangkan dada dan nilaikan setiap ilmu tersebut dengan pertimbangan dalil dan akal.

Kerana ada kemungkinan, apa yang kita percayai sekian lama adalah salah, dan apa yang baru diketahui adalah lebih dekat pada kebenaran.

Updated 9/2/2016

Friday, January 22, 2016


Idin is sitting right in front of me, eating a burger.

He bought the burger upon my recommendation. Adam's burger was my favourite burger back then (10 years ago to be exact), but its place has been rightfully taken by Ask Me's burger.

We had a little accident after that, when a car rammed against his motorcycle. 

Thankfully, nothing serious happened.

Idin went on with his simple life, he sang along with karaoke from Youtube to entertain himself in my lab.

I wish I could be like him. A very simple man.

But I know, I couldn't. I'm just too complicated to heed a life like that. 

Wednesday, January 13, 2016

Epilogue - Conversation with Paksu Sidik

It was a fine morning. Not too hot, not too cold either.

The atmosphere inside the living room was a bit lethargic, as morning sun still shied away from illuminating its ray inside the house.

For the past three days, I was travelling a lot. Kelantan sure is a big state to explore. Never thought it would come out like this.

But every beginning must have an ending. Today, I guessed the latter was about to draw down its curtain.      

I sat on the wooden chair, quite similar to that of my house, overlooking the entire living room.

It was a truly spacious living room, with a main pillar anchoring the roof.

We called that pillar "Tiang Seri" in Malay.

Elders often said Tiang Seri in every house is haunted. That was why in my childhood years, I rarely leaned my back against the pillar of my old house, solely for the purpose of avoiding any untoward incidents.

But now as a grown up man, I slowly ditched this old beliefs...although I still very much respected the elders.

The house was constructed mainly from wooden materials. It closely resembled my old house, which was demolished years ago.

There is surprisingly no tap water, they get water supply from underground sources. It was pumped through a generator to provide for their daily water needs.

Early on, I took bath from that underground-pumped water, it was vastly refreshing. After a simple dress up, I walked out from my designated room to have the breakfast.

There was a freshly-brewed tea on the table. I took a short sip on one of the cups, just to satisfy my taste bud. As expected, it tasted really nice.

Roti canai was next. I rarely took breakfast, but I can't wait until noon either. We were slated for a very long and tiring journey afterwards.

Minutes later, Paksu Sidik came out of nowhere and sat right beside me.

Just moments before, he woke me up for my Subuh's prayer.

Then the conversation started, which had a reverberating effect on my future. 

I wrote this somewhere between the middle of last year, but never to finish it properly. 
Somehow along the way, I ran out of mood to put this essay into completion. 
So I will leave it as it is.

Poison Me Inside

"Alcohol is poison"

Then why you drink it?

"Because there are things inside me that I want to kill..."

Those were excerpts of conversation from a movie, although I couldn't figure out which movie (this script appeared on 9gag).

It makes me remember my old-self, almost a decade ago. Due to a painful break off, I suddenly ventured into smoking.

When people asked me why I started smoking, I gave a very short answer..."something inside my heart is I fill up the space with smoke".

Looking back, maybe I wanted the smoke to kill off the pain deep inside my heart.