Monday, 23 May 2016

Faith ( Iman )

Assalamualaikum wbt.
Semoga cerita ini mampu membuka mata hati kita semua.

1. Professor & Student

Professor : You are Muslim, aren't you?
Student   : Yes, sir.
Professor : So, you believe in God?
Student    : Absolutely , sir.
Professor : Is God good?
Student    : Sure.
Professor : Is God all powerful?
Student    : Yes.
Professor : My brother died of cancer even though he prayed to God to heal him. Most of us would
                  attempt to help others who are ill. But God didn't. How is this God good then?
( Student was silent. )
Professor : You can't answer, can you? Let's start again, young fella. Is God good?
Student    : Yes.
Professor : Is satan good?
Student    : No.
Professor : Where does satan come from?
Student    : From... God...
Professor : That's right. Tell me, is there any evil in this world?
Student    : Yes.
Professor : So who created evil?
( Student did not answer. )
Professor : Is there any sickness? Immorality? Hatred? Ugliness? All these terrible things exist in the
                  world, don't they?
Student    : Yes, sir.
Professor : So, who created them?
( Student had no answer. )
Professor : Science says you have 5 senses you use to identify and observe the world around you.
                  Tell me, have you ever seen God?
Student    : No, sir.
Professor : Tell us if you have ever heard your God?
Student    : No,sir.
Professor : Have you ever felt your God, tested your God, smelt your God? Have you ever had any
                  sensory perception of God for that matter? 
Student    : No, sir. I'm afraid I haven't.
Professor : Yet you still believe in Him?
Student    : Yes.
Professor : According to Emperical, Testable, Demonstrable Protocol, Science says your God
                  doesn't exist. What do you say to that? 
Student    : Nothing. I only have my faith.
Professor : Yes, faith. And that is the problem science has.
Student    : Professor, is there such a thing as heat?
Professor : Yes.
Student    : And is there such a thing as cold?
Professor : Yes.
Student    : No, sir. There isn't.
( The lecture theatre become very quite with this turn of events. )
Student    : Sir, you can have lots of heat, even more heat, superheat, mega heat, white heat, a little
                   heat or no heat. But we don't have anything called cold. We can hit 458 degrees below
                    zero which is no heat, but we can't go any further after that. There is no such thing as
                    cold. Cold is only a word we use to describe the absence of heat. We cannot measure 
                    cold. Heat is energy. Cold is not the opposite of heat, sir. Just the absence of it.
( There was pin-drop silence in the lecture theatre. )
Student     : What abour darkness, sir? Is there such a thing as darkness?
Professor : Yes. What is night if there isn't darkness?
Student    : You're wrong again, sir. Darkness is the absence of something. You can have low light,
                   normal light, bright light, flashing light. But if you have no light constantly, you have
                   nothing and it's called darkness, isn't it? In reality, darkness isn't. If it is, were you would
                   be able to make the darkness darker? Wouldn't you?
Professor : So what is the point are you making, young man? 
Student    : Sir, my point is philosophical premise is flawed.
Professor : Flawed? Can you explain how?
Student    : Sir, you are working on the premise of duality. You argue there is life and then there is
                   death, a good God and a bad God. You are viewing the concept of God as something 
                   finite, something we can measure. Sir, science can't even explain a thought. It uses 
                   electricity and magnetism, but has never seen, much less fully understood either one.
                   To view death as the opposite of life is to be ignorant of the fact that death cannot
                   exist as a substantive thing.
                   Death is not the opposite of life, just the absence of it. Now tell me, sir, do you teach
                   your students that they evolved from a monkey?
Professor : If you are referring to the natural evolutionary process, yes, of course, I do. 
Student    : Have you ever observed evolution with you own eyes,sir? 
( The professor shook his head with a smile, beginning to realize the argument was going. )
Student    : Since no one has ever observed the process of evolution at work and cannot even prove
                   that this process is an on-going endeavor. Are you not teaching your opinion, sir?
                  Are you not a scientist but a preacher?
( The class was in uproar. )
Student    : Is there anyone in this class who has ever seen the professor's brain?
( The class broke out into laughter. )
Student    : Is there anyone here who has ever heard the Professor's brain, felt it, touched or smelt it?
                  No one appears to have done so. So, according to the established Rules of Emperical
                  Stable, Demonstrable Protocol, Science says that you have no brain, sir. With all due
                  respect, sir, how do we then trust your lectures, sir?
( The room was silent. The professor stared at the student, his face unfathomable. )
Professor : I guess you'll have to take them on faith, son.
Student    : That's it, sir... Exactly! The link between man & God is Faith. That is all that keeps things
                   alive and moving.


2. Guru & Murid 7 tahun.

Seorang guru ateis bertanya kepada murid-muridnya.

Cikgu : Murid-murid, kamu nampak tak pen ini? 

Sambil menunjukan sebatang pen kepada mereka. 

Murid -murid : Nampak, cikgu.
Cikgu             : Maka pen itu ada. Kamu nampak tak pen ini?

Pen disorok ke dalam laci.

Murid-murid : Tak nampak, cikgu.
Cikgu            : Maka pen itu tidak ada. Kamu nampak tak Tuhan?
Murid-murid : Tak nampak, cikgu.
Cikgu            : Maka Tuhan itu tidak ada.

Bangun seorang anak murid sambil bertanya ;

Murid           : Nampak tak otak cikgu?
Murid-murid : Tak nampak !
Murid            : Maka otak cikgu tidak ada !

Hanya dengan ilmu dan iman akan mematahkan tipu muslihat musuh.
Tidak pasti sama ada kisah ini benar atau tidak tapi kalau tidak benar sekalipun, pengisian ilmiahnya boleh kita pegang. 

Kisah ini saya petik dari novel My Precious Iris, hasil karya penulis kegemaran saya, Melur Jelita. Terbitan Karya Seni.

Love, ss.