Thursday, August 19, 2010

What does puasa means?

I'm an Indian mixed Chinese girl, having many Malay friends..
Having Malay relatives...

I remember when i was back in the schooling days, when it was Bulan Puasa...
Me and my non-Muslim friends were so considerate that we try to not eat and drink in front of our Muslim friends...
We go to the back of the class to drink if we are too thirsty so that we don't instigate their thirst..
And i remember my friends used to say.. "eleh, minum je lah.. tak payah nak sorok2.. IMAN AKU KUAT..."
I really respect this friends of mine...
As much as we respect them, they are also considerate about us being the non-Muslims..we don't have that strong will power to fast like them.. 

I've tried fasting too.. yeah.. only 1 a year
In the Indian calender there is this day where girls fast for their husband / if single fast for a good husband.. and it is tomorrow... TOMORROW... but since this year, I'm not doing the prayers... I decided not to fast...

Fasting is intended to teach Muslims about patience, humility, and spirituality...
During Ramadan, Muslims ask forgiveness for past sins, pray for guidance and help in refraining from everyday evils, and try to purify themselves through self-restraint and good deeds.. (But if these people's keep making fuss about we non- Muslims eating and drinking AND THEY LOOK, what can we do about it?? )
The fast is intended to be an exacting act of deep personal worship in which Muslims seek a raised awareness of closeness to God.
The act of fasting is said to redirect the heart away from worldly activities, its purpose being to cleanse the inner soul and free it from harm. It also teaches Muslims to practice self-discipline, self-control, sacrifice, and empathy for those who are less fortunate; thus encouraging actions of generosity and charity
This is a month when a Muslim should try to:
bulletSee not what displeases Allah
bulletSpeak no evil
bulletHear no evil
bulletDo no evil
bulletLook to Allah with fear and hope
"O you who believe! Fasting is prescribed for you as it was prescribed for those before you, that you may become God-fearing." (The Quran, 2:183)
The Prophet (peace and blessings be upon him) said: Whoever fasts during Ramadan with faith and seeking his reward from Allah will have his past sins forgiven. Whoever prays during the nights in Ramadan with faith and seeking his reward from Allah will have his past sins forgiven. And he who passes Lailat al-Qadr in prayer with faith and seeking his reward from Allah will have his past sins forgiven (Bukhari, Muslim). 

So Basically puasa is for them to get closer to god..
But why in Malaysia they are forced??
Is it that if they don't puasa, god will not sayang them is it??
Allah will not want them issit??

Why they make this puasa thingy a big issue that we the non-Muslims are supposed to be sent back to where ever we came from???
We are also Malaysian..
So why discriminate us???
Why be so cruel to us to ask us to not eat and drink just because you puasa???
Ain't this puasa thingy suppose to built up your will power??

My say.. - Muslim friends.. i'm not saying this puasa thingy is disturbing me..
But i just wanna know, what does puasa really mean to you??
To me it's suppose to take you closer to Allah, just like how we eat vegetarian food to take us closer to our god..
So how come some school's(recently) headmaster is asking us to go back to our own country???

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