Sunday, June 19, 2011

Can Secularism Get Along with Islam?


~Since I pass the English Placement Test (EPT), I realise that I tend to use Bahasa lately to post any acrticle. So, I would like to have post a new post in English. Kih3 Ok, it's about Secularism. Last 2 weeks ago, me and friend presented a topic of an ideology of "Secularism". So, now, I think it's good to share to the readers as for information and to open their mind how bad Secularism was to Islam. As we know, now adays, they are many governments include all of the world, no matter Islamic countries or not, their minister use this ideology to govern the country.~

     The answer is ‘No’. There are many significant reasons that denied the ideology of Secularism can be used in Islam.

     The first vital point, Islam is a comprehensive religious (syumul). Islam means to testify that there is no god but Allah and Muhammad is the messenger of Allah, to perform the prayers, to pay the zakat, to fast in Ramadhan, and to make the pilgrimage to the House if you are able to do so. Islam includes all life aspects. As we know, the attributes of Secularism is dissimilar with Islam. Secularism makes the world matters and religious matters separately.  This ideology will create problems. For instance, in politics aspect, when the secularism is used into the politics system, it will make a boundary between Islam and politics. Thus, the government site will make decisions to take actions in administrating country without refer the Islam thoughts. The problems would appear when the commander governs the country lies on their desires.

       Furthermore, Muslims believe that the Quran and Hadiths provide a complete code to life. Quran and Hadiths are divine references for all Muslim. Quran is a saying by Allah to the prophet Muhammad (P.B.U.H) and Hadiths are collected by the Prophet Muhammad teach himself. Both are never be enhanced by any scholars since they were established by The God and The Prophet. These two references are comprehensive, so that all Muslims will refer to them in any cases through their life. For example, in the Quran and Hadith, there have a lot of (larangan) that prohibit human being get involve in crimes and adultery:

وَلاَ تَقْرَبُواْ الزِّنَى إِنَّهُ كَانَ فَاحِشَةً وَسَاء سَبِيلًا

“Do not draw near to fornication, for it is an indecency, and its way is evil.” (Al-Israa:32)

If the ideology of Secularism gets along into Muslims’ life, then people would ignore the Quran and Hadiths. They will not take those divine resources as for their life guidance and easily get involve commit fornication or adultery. This is because Secularism brings an ideology of the world matters separately with religious matters. So, people who are with secularism will not take seriously about Islam matter, they would ignore the prohibition that teach by Islam. This situation was proving that Islam cannot get along with the Secularism Ideology.

       Next, Secularism ideology controls human being’s actions and intentions. Each ideology will control the mentality and actions of people, so do with Secularism. This ideology makes a boundary between the world matters and religious matters. As we was mentioned just now, secular people will ignore the Islam teach. Secularism makes people realizing their desire without pay attention to the Islam prohibitions. For instance, secular people will get involve in riba’ system, crimes and fornication easily. On the other hand, Islam itself will make those problems clean from being committed by people. Thus, it show that Islam cannot get along with the secularism ideology.

       To make things more clear, there has an analogy to strengthen the statement that Islam cannot be along with Secularism. The ideology is so simple. It is about ‘Nasi Lemak’, the delicious food comes from Malay traditional food. This food provides rice, sambal, egg, slices of watermelon, and some peanuts. That one is a full package of Nasi Lemak.

The full package of Nasi Lemak is refers to Islam. To eat the Nasi Lemak, we need to mix the sambal with the rice and eat together with egg and other ingredients. So, we will feel delicious to eat that Nasi Lemak. Now, to be related on the secularism is when we eat the rice separately with sambal and other ingredients. We eat the rice first and after finish it, then we eat the sambal with others. Then, we will feel that, Nasi Lemak is not tasty and it would be the first and the last experience for us to eat Nasi Lemak ever. This analogy shows how if people use the ideology of Secularism into their way of life. It is totally makes their life unstable, because as we know that Islam is a comprehensive religion. Islam is related in all aspects of life. So, people must follow and refer Islam in all matters. Thus, this analogy proving that Secularism cannot be get along with Islam.

TQ, Ws.

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