In the name of Allah, the most forgiving the most forgiving.
Thank you for coming here, not everyone does. What is this blog for? Why would I be writing philosophical stuff, current issues, Islam, religion, politics, world affairs, etc. when i can be lazing around at home staring at my phone?
There are many things I’ve seen and read about, listening, reading. It breaks my heart observing youngsters today… they kinda don’t know where they’re headed (agree?). All of their live they were taught to conform to the rules and standards set by society, without even thinking of it.
If you have watched the film “The Truman Show” (if you haven’t please watch, it’s great a movie), the film revolves around the life of Truman Burbank. All his life, he has been living in a studio but he didn’t realise. His life is being filmed to make a live-reality-biography TV show.
Truman’s family and friends are actors. He didn’t know he is controlled. The producers are making money out of controlling someone else’s life. The producer created the society for him to live in.
The same thing is happening in our current situation. Like how Truman is controlled by the studio, we are controlled by the standards set by society and government. We were never taught to criticise, argue and challenge the society and authority. We were only taught to follow, obey, follow, obey.
The purpose I set up this blog is to inspire my readers to a whole new level of enlightenment, by opening their minds and giving them the courage to think and question.
I want the Truman in you to get out of the studio created by society or you yourself (sometimes we create our own studio). Explore and open up to the infinite possibilities you can have when you use your thinking, which is a gift from the Allah the Almighty.
I want to contribute in growing a generation readers and avid thinkers, who use their reasoning. No more a generation of blind following the blind.
وَمَا كَانَ لِنَفْسٍ أَنْ تُؤْمِنَ إِلَّا بِإِذْنِ اللَّهِ ۚ وَيَجْعَلُ الرِّجْسَ عَلَى الَّذِينَ لَا يَعْقِلُونَ
And it is not for a soul to believe except by permission of Allah, and He will place defilement upon those who will not use reason.
(Surah Yunus, 10:100)
In the ayah above, no one can believe (iman) in Allah without Allah’s permission. Then Allah said he will place defilement on those will not use reason (aqal).
This blog is to encourage you to use your reason. I also hope, with this platform I can encourage readers to return to Allah and the standards set by Him, not the standards set by society.
There are those who race to get rewards by Allah by praying, fasting, but when it comes to daily life and the corporate world, it’s like Allah is not there anymore. The Islam (generally speaking for all religions, but in this blog I refer to Islam as it is the most dominant) to them is only on the praying mat and mosque.
The failure for the public to understand Islam as a way of life (al-deen ul-Islam) is because of the failure to use their reasoning particularly when reading the Quran and in any other areas of life.
I hope this is enough for me to describe what his blog is going to be about, and I really hope you’ll make full use of it. Thank you for reading until the end 😀