Anyway, as I read Suratul Kahfi today, I can't help thinking aloud.
They say they were three, the dog being the fourth among them; and they say they were five, the dog being the sixth, guessing at the unseen; and they say they were seven, and the dog being the eighth.Say: "My Lord knows best their number; none knows them but a few".So debate not except with the clear proof. And consult not any of them (about the people of the Cave).
I ain't an ustazah. And different people interpret the Quran differently. As my interpretations and understanding matters, those verses remind us to stop being petty and focus on things that matter. And this issue cropped up many times in the Quran. The story of how the disbelievers belittled Moses with the cattle issues in Al Baqarah is another example where Allah is trying to tell us to stop making life difficult by being petty.
Then later on, Allah proceed saying:
Say: "Shall We tell you the greatest losers in respect of (their) deeds!"
"Those whose efforts have been wasted in this life while they thought that they were acquiring good by their deeds."
"They are those who deny the Ayat of their Lord and the meeting with Him. So their works are in vain, and on the Day of Resurrection, We shall assign no weight for them."
So who are the losers here??
With all my due respect to the freedom fighters (may their soul rest in peace), I can't see how the politicians can justify themselves bickering about their different interpretation of historical facts when there are more pressing issues to attend to.
Pressing issues like maybe...poverty??? People are struggling to survive. To have one decent meal a day. Right here in the city of Kuala Lumpur. A 10 year old boy and his 12year old brother stole a table from the school to sell the metal edges for a measly $3 to buy rice because they were hungry. A struggling single mom was accused of being "murtad", while the truth is she has been turned away again and again by the zakat people and ironically is being helped unconditionally by the church. And she accept the help to survive.
Don't u find the story sad? Pathetic? To the point of incomprehensible?? Especially right now as we the lucky people are being overwhelmed with food, joy and abundance especially during the Hari Raya Open House season??
Don't this kind of stories ever reached these politicians???? Maybe it does but they are just simply BUSY bickering over nothing.
Or maybe other issues like how screwed up people are nowadays?? Like those two idiotic moron from PetKnode who tortured the cats to death. Don't you think it's much better for the whole mankind that they stop bickering and address the root of the problem? The problem of a generation with no substance, no direction, no principle?? Aren't they entrusted with the responsibilities to work together to produce a generation that can contribute to the nation INSTEAD of screwing the nation??? Doesn't it bother them? Maybe they are just BUSY getting richer by being a politician.
SIGH. OK. Enough ranting. Maybe that's why I am just a house wife NOT a politician. Back to work. Happy weekend people.