Thursday, April 28, 2011

on the link between a unity government and water

Hamas and Fatah to form unity government. Alhamdulillah. Although there are going to be serious sticking points to be negotiated, its a good start.

Surely the Israeli state must be in a heightened sense of claustrophobia. A loan wolf in the middle of ever more hostile states.

This reminds me of a revelation in the quran, revealed to describe the expulsion of Bani Nadir from their forts.

"He it is Who drove out the disbelievers among the people of the Scripture (i.e. the Jews of the tribe of Banî An-Nadîr) from their homes at the first gathering. You did not think that they would get out. And they thought that their fortresses would defend them from Allâh! But Allâh's (Torment) reached them from a place whereof they expected it not, and He cast terror into their hearts, so that they destroyed their own dwellings with their own hands and the hands of the believers. Then take admonition, O you with eyes (to see)." (Al Hasyr:2)

You did not think that they would get out. I think it is a common (mis?)perception amongst muslims that every bad thing on earth, from poverty to the wars in iraq and afghanistan to never-on-time komuters, are caused by a conspiracy of jews. that last predicament is added just for flavour.

The palestinians live in a state of alert every second of every day, big events are up-and-coming, and malaysians are still stuck in things like

"Datuk, nenek dicekup khalwat"

(grandpa, grandma caught together)

that was a headline from? harian metro? okay, that was too easy, so no points.

i read somewhere that the character of a people are influenced somewhat by geography, so what about muslims of malay descent? (i talk about the malay people not because of racial sentiments, but because of shared culture and sentiments, and this facilitates da'wah)

we live in an archipelago with water all-around.

we have lots of rivers and lakes.

we eat rice, which requires a lot of water to grow and a lot of water to cook.

we drink a lot of water because of the tropical heat. (100 plus on a sunny day, ho liao!)

So maybe the malays are 'masuk air' ('water entered (his brain, his head, etc)', a term meaning not thinking straight, or crazy, or other equivalents)

How to flush all the water out?? surely this needs some serious thinking on behalf of us revivalists. Revivalists, sounds fancy, chewah!

that's what happens lots of times. we make up fancy names that produce little. like using the term 'blue omnidirectional vehicular device'. why not call it a car and get on with driving. -.- 

lots of fancy imagining, lack of serious thinking, even less of actual work.

before i myself 'masuk air', im logging off.