At the moment, almost everyone talks about the chaotic situation in Egypt. For those who don’t know what’s going on in Egypt go to 7e and buy today’s paper. If you’re that stingy to pull out RM1.70 from your wallet, go and borrow today’s paper from your neighbour. Some people said the people in Egypt were inspired by the political movement in Tunisia. They are fighting against dictatorship, they want changes, and they want to do it by bringing down the current government. I don’t know much about what had happened in Tunisia, but I believe the demonstration wasn’t as bad and hectic as what’s happening in Egypt right now.
Yes I support the idea to bring down the injustice dictatorship of their country. They made it clear that there is no place for injustice dictator in the country. In Islam, we must obey the ruler so long as he obeys ALLAH. If he does mistakes it is our responsible to remind him, but if he still being stubborn then again it is our responsible to choose a leader that can lead us to Jannah. What happened in Egypt and Tunisia was a reminder to all the leaders that they were chosen by people to lead the country with just. They were not chosen by them to benefit from the country wealth. If the government think that they can kill the idea of JUSTICE they’re wrong.
“There’s an idea and ideas are bulletproof”
Despite the movement to form the new government, I don’t like the fact that some of the protestors become radical. Ok I get it, the current government and its officials have cross over the line. You want to make changes for good as people said turn over a new leaf but ask this question to yourself, do you want to start it with bad things. You took over police stations, prisoners getting free, burn down government buildings, causing uneasy and chaotic environment (raise in criminal cases, bank robberies) in the country for what? Justice? You want to say “in war, sacrifice has to be made”. One thing you should remember, the teaching of Islam forbids those who go to war from doing any harm to innocent civilians (this refer to security forces and also some of the extreme protestors). Don’t do any damage to place of worship. I know, not all those who took part in the demonstration are aggressive, some do perform jamaah prayer on the road during the demonstration.
I believe majority of those that turn aggressive, besides the criminals are youngsters who thought that they will be the nation hero but the truth is they are all just JAGUH KAMPUNG je. I was told by my friend there’s not much different between SAMSENG JALANAN in Egypt and Malaysia. If you still remember, who’s the one that confront TV3 reporter like gangster in mamak restaurant last December? My friend (study in Cairo) told me, there’s time where he was thrown with rocks by local youngsters and they shouted kuffar to him. I’m not saying this situation only happen in Malaysia, Egypt or Tunisia. It can be anywhere and whenever there’s demonstration going on, these groups of people who are driven by sentiment are the one that will turn peaceful demonstration into something ugly. KALAU BEGINILAH GAYANYA, tak ada beza kerajaan yang ingin dijatuhkan dan kerajaan yang ingin dibangunkan. Whenever we involve in such situation try to get a hold of ourselves. Mahatma Gandhi once said,
“We will let them hit us, but we hit them not. We’ll accept the pain and show them their injustice”
Hopefully those people in Egypt will remain safe. Verily Allah will always be with the righteous people.
p/s: Peringatan kepada kita. Kalau nak perang, peranglah cara ISLAM. Kalau nak berpolitik, berpolitiklah cara ISLAM. Kalau nak jadi pemimpin, jadilah pemimpin yang memimpin ke arah ISLAM. Cuba bandingkan ‘pembukaan’ Egypt dgn ‘pembukaan kota Makkah’ zaman Nabi S.A.W, untuk kita fikirkan waktu berbaring sebelum tidur.