Circle P 1: Expected or Extra Ordinary Performance

1985 - 2009

1985 - 2009


Alhamdulillah, 21 Julai 2009, jam 12.30 tengahari kembali lagi. Tarikh insan bernama Muhammad Alif selamat dilahirkan di Kampung Berop, Tanjung Malim, Perak.

Apa-apa pun, syukur kehadrat Ilahi dan terima kasih kepada Mak dan Ayah.

Hari ni, genap 24 tahun. Rasa macam lama. Satu muhasabah secara besar perlu dilakukan setelah 24 tahun bernafas. Pejam mata dan muhasabah dari minda dan hati.

Tinggalkan dulu soal 24 tahun tu.

Saya ingin berkongsi bersama anda mengenai tajuk penulisan kali ni. Bukanlah asing sangat jika dibaca sekali imbas tajuk tersebut. Cuma perlukan sedikit perhatian dan nilai mata hati yang ikhlas.

Sebagai seorang Muslim lagi berbangsa Melayu ni, rasa syukur perlu kita panjatkan setinggi-tingginya. Sampai ‘gayat’ pun tak mengapa. Kenapa begitu? Lahir-lahir saja kita ni, automatik brand of Islam terpahat terus dalam diri kita. Persoalan bagaimana menghayatinya, tepuk dada tanya Iman masing-masing.

Narrow of topic, Mahasiswa Muslim sepatutnya memikirkan satu usaha yang diluar keperluan biasa (dikenali Expected Performance) untuk diterjemahkan kepada mad’u (rakan-rakan)  di kampus. Keperluan biasa ni seharusnya telah diketahui umum mengenainya, misalnya wajib solat lima watu, menutup aurat dan sebagainya.

Apa yang menjadi tanggungjawab Mahasiswa Muslim adalah melakukan tugasan diluar keperluan biasa (Extra Ordinary Performance) yang mana membantu golongan mad’u ni yang sudah sedia faham soal keperluan biasa tadi ke arah tanggungjawab sebenar sebagai Muslim (untuk lebih faham, sila dapatkan buku karangan Al-Marhum Dr. Fathi Yakan, Maza Ya’ni…). Misal mudah, memang benar perlu menunaikan solat lima waktu akan tetapi lebih baik dalam melaksanakan amanah solat tu dalam waktunya dan menambah soal sunatnya juga. Inilah yang saya maksudkan dengan keperluan luar biasa tadi.

Saya harap anda dapat faham.

Kesimpulannya, tanggungjawab kita dalam kefahaman Extra Ordinary ni untuk dicairkan kepada mad’u bukanlah perkara mudah lagi ‘kacang’. Namun inilah usaha seperti serampang dua mata untuk memberi mesej secara tidak sengaja kepada mereka dalam memahami tanggungjawab sebagai Muslim.

Ingat, sebagai MUSLIM.

Akhirnya, tingkatkan faham untuk menjadi Muslim sejati lagi dikasihi Ilahi dan teruskan berbakti selagi mana peluang amal diberi di medan ‘dalam’ mahupun ‘luaran’.

Marwa El Sherbiny: The Headscarf Martyr

The headscarf martyr: murder in German court sparks Egyptian fury. Woman was stabbed 18 times during hijab trial. Outrage at lack of media coverage fuels protests

Egyptian-Marwa-El-Sherbin-001It was while Marwa el-Sherbini was in the dock recalling how the accused had insulted her for wearing the hijab after she asked him to let her son sit on a swing last summer, that the very same man strode across the Dresden courtroom and plunged a knife into her 18 times.Her three-year-old son Mustafa was forced to watch as his mother slumped to the courtroom floor.

Even her husband Elvi Ali Okaz could do nothing as the 28-year-old Russian stock controller who was being sued for insult and abuse took the life of his pregnant wife. As Okaz ran to save her, he too was brought down, shot by a police officer who mistook him for the attacker. He is now in intensive care in a Dresden hospital.

While the horrific incident that took place a week ago tomorrow has attracted little publicity in Europe, and in Germany has focused more on issues of court security than the racist motivation behind the attack, 2,000 miles away in her native Egypt, the 32-year-old pharmacist has been named the “headscarf martyr”.

She has become a national symbol of persecution for a growing number of demonstrators, who have taken to the streets in protest at the perceived growth in Islamophobia in the west. Sherbini’s funeral took place in her native Alexandria on Monday in the presence of thousands of mourners and leading government figures. There are plans to name a street after her.

Sherbini, a former national handball champion, and Okaz, a genetic engineer who was just about to submit his PhD, had reportedly lived in Germany since 2003, and were believed to be planning to return to Egypt at the end of the year. They were expecting a second child in January.

Unemployed Alex W. from Perm in Russia was found guilty last November of insulting and abusing Sherbini, screaming “terrorist” and “Islamist whore” at her, during the Dresden park encounter. He was fined ¤780 but had appealed the verdict, which is why he and Sherbini appeared face to face in court again.

Even though he had made his anti-Muslim sentiments clear, there was no heightened security and questions remain as to why he was allowed to bring a knife into the courtroom.

Angry mourners at the funeral in Alexandria accused Germany of racism, shouting slogans such as “Germans are the enemies of God” and Egypt’s head mufti Muhammad Sayyid Tantawy called on the German judiciary to severely punish Alex W.

“Anger is high”, said Joseph Mayton, editor of the English-language news website Bikya Masr. “Not since Egypt won the African [football] Cup have Egyptians come together under a common banner.”

In Germany the government of Angela Merkel has been sharply criticised for its sluggish response to the country’s first murderous anti-Islamic attack. The general secretaries of both the Central Council of Jews and the Central Council of Muslims, Stephen Kramer and Aiman Mazyek, who on Monday made a joint visit to the bedside of Sherbini’s husband, spoke of the “inexplicably sparse” reactions from both media and politicians.

They said that although there was no question that the attack was racially motivated, the debate in Germany had concentrated more on the issue of the lack of courtroom security. “I think the facts speak for themselves,” Kramer said.

The government’s vice spokesman Thomas Steg rebuffed the criticism, saying not enough was yet known about the details of the incident.

“In this concrete case we’ve held back from making a statement because the circumstances are not sufficiently clear enough to allow a broad political response,” he said, adding: “Should it be the case that this was anti-foreigner [and] racially motivated [the government] would condemn it in the strongest possible terms”.

As hundreds of Arab and Muslim protesters demonstrated in Germany, and observers drew comparisons with the Danish cartoon row, Egyptian government representatives in Berlin said it was important to keep the incident in perspective.

“It was a criminal incident, and doesn’t mean that a popular persecution of Muslims is taking place,” Magdi el-Sayed, the spokesman for the Egyptian embassy in Berlin said.

But because it occurred just days after Nicolas Sarkozy gave a major policy speech denouncing the burka, many Egyptians believe the death of Sherbini is part of a broader trend of European intolerance towards Muslims.

The German embassy in Cairo has sought to calm the situation, organising a visit of condolence by the ambassador to the victim’s family and issuing a statement insisting that the attack did not reflect general German sentiment towards Egyptians.

There have been repeated calls by protesters for the German embassy to be picketed. The Egyptian pharmacists’ syndicate said it is considering a week-long boycott of German medicines.

The victim’s brother, Tarek el-Sherbini, labelled Germany as a “cold” country when interviewed by a popular talk show host. Media pundits such as Abdel Azeem Hamad, editor of the daily al-Shorouk newspaper, have attributed the western media’s disinterest in the story to racism, arguing that if Sherbini had been Jewish the incident would have received much greater attention.

Politicians in Egypt have been scrambling to ride the groundswell of popular feeling. But some commentators have criticised reaction to the murder as a convenient distraction for the unpopular regime of President Hosni Mubarak, which is currently being challenged by a nationwide series of strikes and sit-ins.

“The tragedy of Marwa el-Sherbini is real, as is anti-Arab racism in Europe and elsewhere, but … her death has been recruited to channel resentment of the west, Danish-cartoon style,” the popular blogger The Arabist said.

Antara Kandungan Memo 23 MPP Kepada USIM


15 Julai 2009 – Semalam, satu pertemuan dua mata bersama TNC HEPA USIM berjaya diadakan. Pertemuan selama hampir 3 jam ni membincangkan beberapa hal atau perkara berkaitan perkembangan universiti dan respon universiti mengenai Draf Cadangan Penambahbaikkan Kebajikan atau memorandom yang dikemukan oleh MPP sebelum ni.

Tahniah saya ucapkan kepada barisan MPP dan terima kasih kepada pihak universiti di atas pertimbangan yang diberikan ni.

Untuk pengetahuan semua terutamanya mahasiswa USIM, sebanyak 23 perkara MPP telah kemukakan. Ia meliputi soal kebajikan, pembudayaan ilmu, penambaikkan infrastruktur, akademik dan lain-lain.

Namun, tidak semua perkara yang kita mahu akan dapat segera. Mungkin zaman depan. Sedarlah.

Antara perkara yang diterima untuk penambahbaikkan dalam memorandom ni adalah:

1- Memperbaiki penyampaian atau penyaluran maklumat terutama kepada Mahasiswa. MPP melihat diantara sebab berlakunya salah faham pemahaman maklumat adalah kurang efisyennya penyampaian maklumat ni. Seperti contoh, makluman-makluman berkaitan kewangan Mahasiswa, PTPTN, JPA, Zakat dan lain-lain.

2- Kebenaran memasak di unit-unit Kolej Kediaman Pandan Indah dibenarkan dengan bersyarat. Ini merupakan rungutan Mahasiswa di Pandan Indah berikutan sukar untuk mendapatkan makanan dan minuman disekitar Kolej Kediaman. Bagi Kolej-Kolej Kediaman disekitar Nilai masih belum dibenarkan mengikut ‘undang-undang’.

3- Mempertimbang semula secara serius segala aktiviti berkaitan kesenian dan kebudayaan supaya benar-benar mencerminkan Universiti Islam iaitu USIM. Ini bertujuan mengelak gejala kecelaruan kefahamaan dikalangan mahasiswa mengenai kesenian dan kebudayaan itu.

4- Menyemak dan menilai kembali sistem atau penstrukturan jadual serta penawaran jam kredit setiap semester kepada mahasiswa. MPP melihat berlakunya ketidakseimbangan terhadap perkara tersebut.

5- Memastikan pengiktirafan semua program di USIM supaya mahasiswa tidak merasa sangsi terhadap program yang mereka ikuti sekarang.

6- Menyediakan perkhidmatan mesin basuh di Kolej Kediaman Pandan Indah.

7- Menambah perkhidmatan mesin ATM berbanding yang sedia ada hanya satu di Pusat Kemudahan Pelajar (PKP), Bank Islam ATM.

8- Membaikpulih kembali keadaan kerusi atau tempat kemudahan pelajar di PKP terutamanya kerusi di bawah payung.

9- Isu keselamatan mahasiswa di Kolej Kediaman yang berjiran bersama pekerja asing seperti penempatan mahasiswa di Blok C dan D di Kolej Kediaman Desa Jati.

10- Pemasangan wiyerless di kawasan Kolej-Kolej Kediaman.

11- Mengambil perhatianbersama mahasiswa di Pandan Indah ketika menganjurkan apa-apa sahaja program di Kampus Nilai untuk turut sama menyertai program tersebut.

12- Pembukaan KO-OPERASI di Kolej Kediaman Pandan Indah.

13- Menyediakan mesin ATM seperti Bank Islam yang berdekatan dengan mahasiswa Pandan Indah.

14- Mempercepatkan proses pengemaskinian data yang berkaitan terutama data yang berkaitan dengan mahasiswa, seperti Penyata Kewangan dan sebagainya.

15- Menyediakan kemudahan Cafetaria di Perpustakaan USIM.

16- Menyediakan kemudahan mesin photostat di Perpustakaan USIM dan kemudahan untuk mendapat Kad Top Up photostat.

Ini merupakan sebahagian Memo 23 MPP yang telah mendapat respon daripada pihak USIM, Insha Allah dalam masa terdekat ini akan dimuatkan semua Memo 23 MPP bersama jawapan bertulis daripada pihak USIM untuk perhatian kita semua.

Namun, perjuangan kita belum selesai. Mungkin ini sekadar muqaddimah biasa. Apa-apa pun, alhamdulillah.

Ko-SPIN 2009: Suatu Usaha Murni


Alhamdulillah, berkesempatan menjenguk sebentar satu program yang bertujuan memperbaiki batiniyah sistem pendidikan dalam Negara tercinta ni, Malaysia. Kongres Pertama Rejuvenasi Sistem Pendidikan Islam Negara atau Ko-SPIN 2009.

Tahniah GAMIS!

Siri pembentangan berlalu dengan enam orang pembentang yang pelbagai latar belakang tapi 1 tujuan serta matlamat hadir ke kongres ni. Antara yang hadir, Prof. Dr. Sidek Baba, wakil PDRM Bukit Aman (BAKA) dan lain-lain.

Intipati perbincangan selama separuh ni lebih fokus kepada apa benar sudah kronik sistem pendidikan Islam ni dan dimana silapnya untuk kita sama-sama perbaiki untuk kebaikan bersama kelak.

Samaada soal sistem itu sendiri atau ada perkara lain perlu dirungkaikan supaya ‘ikatan simpul’ kepada timbulnya gejala sosial di Negara dapat di atasi.

Kebanyakkan peserta merupakan mahasiswa-mahasiswa IPG serata ‘malaya’ dan IPT yang lain. Apa-apa pun, keperhatian mahasiswa (bakal guru) ni terhadap pendidikan Islam harus diberi pujian dan kredit.

Diakhir, satu Jawatankuasa Bertindak Ko-SPIN 2009 dibentuk supaya kongres seperti ni hanya selesai dengan noktah kosong. Beberapa resolusi telah dicernakan untuk dibawa bincang dan diperhalusi. Moga berhasil.

Cakna sistem pendidikan Islam Negara sebagai legasi tradisi keilmuan alam semesta. Wallahu’alam.

Selamat Hari Lahir Buat Ayah Dan Mak


Selamat hari lahir ‘My Bos and My Hero’, Ayah (Ismail Mat Sari) yang ke 55 (2 Julai 1954) dan Mak (Masitah Jasa) yang ke 47 tahun (12 Julai 1962).

Terima kasih kerana mendidik kami semua, Ayah dan Mak memang hebat. Moga Allah SWT memberkati kita semua dan bersama hingga ke Jannah.

Anak-anakmu yang menyusul dalam bulan Julai ni, Along dan Aisyah.