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RAMADAN kali ini amat bermakna bagi dua beradik Orang Asli, apabila mereka pertama kali menjalani ibadah puasa walaupun sudah memeluk Islam sejak kecil. Nomi Jantan, 21, dan adiknya, Mohd Nor, 19, berasal dari suku kaum Semaq Beri di Sungai Beru, Kuala Terengganu, mempelajari ajaran Islam di Pusat Latihan dan Dakwah Orang Asli (PULDOA) Islamic Outreach ABIM Kelantan, Kok Lanas.

Mereka kelihatan tidak sabar menyempurnakan rukun Islam ketiga selepas mula mengenali ibadah itu sejak Januari lalu di pusat terbabit. Ditanya pengalamannya selepas tiga hari berpuasa, Nomi berkata, dia sudah dapat membiasakan diri daripada menahan lapar dan dahaga apabila sebelum ini sudah diajar berpuasa sunat pada setiap Isnin dan Khamis sejak Mac lalu.

Bagaimanapun, anak kelima daripada sembilan beradik itu berkata, pengalaman pertama kali menjalani ibadah puasa tidak mungkin dilupakan kerana ia mengajar erti kesabaran. "Pada mulanya memang sukar hendak dilakukan, maklum saja terpaksa menahan lapar dan dahaga.

Namun, saya mula belajar sedikit demi sedikit erti kesabaran bagi menyempurnakan ibadah berkenaan. "Semua ahli keluarga saya memang sudah lama memeluk Islam, namun kami tidak pernah menunaikan ibadah puasa kerana kurang pendedahan mengenainya, sehinggalah Jabatan Kemajuan Orang Asli (JAKOA) menghantar kami ke pusat ini bagi menuntut ilmu agama.

"Apa yang pasti, selepas saya sudah mahir dalam ilmu Islam ini, sudah tentu saya akan berkongsi dengan keluarga lain supaya mereka dapat menyempurnakan semua rukun Islam," katanya ketika ditemui di sini, hari ini. Dua beradik berkenaan adalah antara 90 pelajar yang kebanyakannya pertama kali menjalani ibadah puasa selepas mula mendalami ilmu Islam di PULDOA, di sini.

Sementara itu, Mohd Nor gembira kerana berpeluang menunaikan solat tarawih seperti yang dilakukan umat Islam sepanjang Ramadan. "Inilah kali pertama saya melakukan solat berjemaah terutama tarawih dan saya rasa sangat tenang selepas melakukannya," katanya. Sumber Harian Metro.

A MOSQUE in Petaling Jaya hosted a multi-faith breaking of fast today and 100 residents attended what some described as an “eye-opener” event. Among the attendees were church goers who said they never went near Masjid Jamek Sultan Abdul Aziz because they thought they were not welcomed. Stephanie Yong, 26, said she has never entered a mosque because of fears that she might not be allowed in. Today’s event, she said, opened her eyes on Islam. She thought the patrons would be reserved and non-approachable. “But it turns out that they were so welcoming and excited to have us there just as I was. “They were friendly, approachable, giving and eager to share with everyone,” she told The Malaysian Insight. Yong said she had always been curious about Muslims and had always wanted to know more about the religion. “It’s amazing to see the mosque. It is pretty and I love the explanation behind its architecture,” she added. The event was organised by Member of Malaysian Islamic Youth Movement (Abim), Popular Communication Centre for Human Rights (Komas), Community Action Network (CAN), Church of Assumption and Friendship Group of Inter-religious Service. It included a tour of the mosque and the non-Muslims also observed the asar prayers. An Abim member Shafiq Apandi then gave a brief talk on Islam and explained the architecture of the mosque. Before the breaking of fast, 300 packets of bubur lambuk (porridge) were given to the public in Petaling Jaya. About 30 people went handed out the packets to drivers stuck in traffic. The buka puasa meal was chicken rice prepared in a talam style where it was served on a tray, shared by four people. Sister Christine Chong from Church of Assumption said it was her first time entering the mosque although it is only about 150m from the church. “It was wonderful. It was also my first time sharing my meal with three other people,” she said. Chong said it was a great experience to see people from all walks of life and religion coming together for the event. “I am familiar with Islam and Muslims because I lived in Kelantan for 20 years. But this is something new to me and it is a wonderful experience where I also learned new things.” Komas programme director Adli Zakuan Zairakithnaini said he was glad that the event ran smoothly despite it being a last-minute proposal. “We proposed the idea to the Selangor Islamic Religious Department (JAIS) last Thursday and they approved it. They said it would be a great event to unite the people.” Petaling Jaya MP Maria Chin Abdullah said the event was a good way to unite the people and introduce different religions to others. She added these events would help to overcome misunderstanding and build respect and appreciation among each other. The Malaysian Insight June 4, 2018.

KIRA-kira 100 orang hadir memeriahkan acara berbuka puasa yang disertai penganut agama berbeza di Petaling Jaya hari ini, sebuah majlis yang julung-julung kali diadakan di kawasan ini. Sebahagian yang hadir adalah ahli gereja berdekatan masjid yang sebelum ini tidak pernah sekali pun menjejakkan kaki ke situ kerana menganggap ia kawasan larangan bagi bukan Islam. Seorang pelajar, Stephanie Yong, 26 berkata dia tidak pernah memasuki mana-mana masjid sebelum ini ekoran bimbang dilarang namun kini mengakui acara itu membuka matanya tentang Islam. Dia sebelum ini mempunyai pandangan yang orang masjid tidak mesra. “Tetapi sebaliknya yang berlaku, mereka amat mengalu-alukan kehadiran kami. “Mereka sangat peramah, mudah didekati, dan amat berminat untuk berkongsi,” katanya kepada The Malaysian Insight. Stephanie berkata dia amat tertarik untuk mendekati masyarakat Islam negara ini dan sentiasa ingin mendalami mengenai agama itu. “Perasaan luar biasa apabila melihat masjid. Ia cantik dan saya suka penjelasan di sebalik seni binanya,” tambahnya. Acara yang berlangsung di Masjid Jamek Sultan Abdul Aziz di Petaling Jaya itu dianjurkan Angkatan Beliau Islam Malaysia (Abim), Pusat Komunikasi Masyarakat (Komas), Community Action Network (CAN) dan Church of Assumption and Friendship Group of Inter-religious Service. – 4 Jun, 2018. The Malaysian Insight.

Angkatan Belia Islam Malaysia (ABIM) menjunjung titah Ke Bawah Duli Yang Maha Mulia Seri Paduka Baginda Yang Di-Pertuan Agong (YDPA) yang memperkenankan cadangan kerajaan untuk melantik Tommy Thomas sebagai Peguam Negara Malaysia yang baharu menggantikan Tan Sri Apandi Ali. Merujuk kepada kenyataan media istana negara bertarikh 4 Jun 2018, ABIM mengharapkan keputusan ini dapat meredakan spekulasi terhadap jawatan tersebut.

ABIM menyambut baik pendekatan secara berhikmah yang diamalkan melalui rundingan dan perbincangan yang dibuat untuk mengelakkan polemik terbabit daripada membara dan mencetuskan krisis perlembagaan antara YDPA dan badan eksekutif, yang sekiranya berlaku, hanya akan merugikan rakyat. Dari sisi positif ABIM menilai polemik tersebut secara keseluruhannya menunjukkan tahap keprihatinan, kecelikan dan partisipasi rakyat dalam proses politik amat tinggi pasca PRU.

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