but , have we ever feel proud with Islam ? the religion that we adhere since we state the shahadah .
or for some , since the first day we see the world .
pride in Arabic can be understood by the word 'ezzah . the dignity and honour to be a Muslim .
it can't be objected anymore that one of the reasons why Al-Quds are still crying of blood today is because the Muslim had lost their 'ezzah in holding the title 'IM A MUSLIM' .
It was narrated before that a Muslim woman was slapped in the land of Roman . The caliph at that time , Al-Mu'tasim heard that cry and because of high dignity and honour in protecting Islam , he sent his soldiers to attack the Romans . The battle was call 'Amouriyyah .
that was before .
how about now?
hundreds of our brothers and sisters in Thailand were killed as if they dont deserve to have the human right .
hundreds of our brothers and sisters are leaving Islam in Malaysia . Where were we in protecting their faith ?
there is a Malay saying
" tak kenal maka tak cinta "
yes , to be proud with Islam is to know Islam . An employer wont be proud with his employee unless he knows their achievement .
We must seek the 'ezzah from Allah because He's the only source of 'ezzah . We must turn back to the teaching of Islam because the teaching is from our almighty God .
" Who ever seeks glory and power ('Ezzah), - to Allah belongs all glory and power. " (35:10)
Islam is a perfect religion . No doubt with it . Whats left now is us . How far is our contributions in making Islam gain its 'ezzah again .