Wednesday, November 14, 2012

ULASAN BUKU : BUKTI-BUKTI SAINS & SEJARAH KERASULAN MUHAMMAD


Membaca tajuknya sahaja sudah cukup menerujakan, apatah lagi apabila membacanya. Walaupun kita biasa mendengar atau membaca kisah tentang junjungan besar Nabi Muhammad s.a.w., kita mungkin tidak begitu mengetahui tentang kisah baginda yang turut tercatat dalam beberapa kitab agama lain. Begitu juga dengan pandangan beberapa orientalis yang mengkaji tentang Islam dengan ikhlas dan berlapang dada. Walau bagaimanapun secara peribadi saya merasakan catatan di dalam buku ini terlalu ringkas dan saya terlalu dahagakan kepada penerangan yang lebih lanjut lagi. Tajuk ini terlalu besar namun hanya mengandungi 195 mukasurat sahaja. Saya yakin penulis boleh membuat kajian dengan lebih mendalam lagi sepertimana Muhamad Alexander @ Wisnu Sasongko membuat kajian mendalam terhadap beberapa penulisannya berkaitan Alexander The Great dan Yakjuj Makjuj.

Agak menerujakan membaca beberapa catatan di dalam bible, vedas, purana serta gospel of Buddha mengenai Rasul akhir zaman yang sifatnya bertepatan dengan Nabi Muhammad s.a.w. Bahkan beberapa tokoh agama mereka yang membuat kajian yang mendalam akhirnya memeluk Islam setelah meyakini akan kebenaran yang dibawa oleh Nabi Muhammad.

Kita lihat satu petikan dalam gospel of Buddha; “O Nanda, I am not the first Buddha in this world, nor am I the last. In time, there will appear a Buddha in this world, who will give the teachings of Truth and charity. His disposition will be pure and Holy. His heart will be clean. He will possess knowledge and wisdom. He will be the leader and guide of all men. He will teach the Truth, as I have taught the Truth. He will give the world a way of life which will be pure and at the same time complete. O Nanda, his name will be Maitreya” (Gospel of Buddha by Carus, page 217)

Maitreya bermaksud  merciful atau Pembawa Rahmat (majalah The Leader keluaran 16 Oktober 1930) yang mana ia selari dengan maksud firman Allah dalam surah Al Anbiya’ ayat 107 “Tidak kami utus kamu Muhammad, melainkan sebagai pembawa rahmat kepada seluruh alam.” Petikan tersebut juga memberi gambaran bahawa Rasul yang akan datang merupakan penutup segala Nabi memandangkan dia akan membawa cara hidup yang suci dan lengkap.

Baca juga petikan dari vedas dan purana yang menyebut tentang Naharangsa, Antim Rishi, Kalki Avatar dan Ahamidi.

Beberapa kajian yang dilakukan oleh orientalis yang ikhlas serta tidak memihak dalam melakukan kajian telah menyerlahkan lagi keagungan Islam yang dibawa oleh Nabi Muhammad s.a.w. Bahkan beberapa antara mereka merupakan pendeta,  mempunyai kedudukan yang tinggi serta berpengetahuan mendalam dalam agama asal mereka, namun akhirnya kembali kepada Islam kerana meyakini akan kebenarannya. Saya nukilkan beberapa petikan kata-kata mereka.

”My choice of Muhammad to lead the list of the world's most influential persons may surprise some readers and may be questioned by others, but he was the only man in history who was supremely successful on both the religious and secular levels. Of humble origins, Muhammad founded and promulgated one of the world's great religions, and became an immensely effective political leader. Today, thirteen centuries after his death, his influence is still powerful and pervasive.” – Michael H. Hart.

“The christians and their missionaries have presented a horrible picture of Islam. Not only that, they also carried out and organized and planned propaganda against the personality of Prophet Muhammad and the religion he preached. I have very carefully studied Islam and the life of its Prophet. I have done so both as a student of history and as a critic. And I have come to the conclusion that Mohammad was indeed a great man and a deliverer and benefactor of mankind which was till then writhing under a most agonizing pain.” – George Bernard Shaw.

“Not a single one could explain how Jesus was supposedly God, and how, at the same time, he was supposedly the Father, Son and Holy Ghost wrapped up into one and yet was not a part of the trinity. Several preachers finally had to concede that they did not understand it but that we were simply required to believe it. Cases of adultery and fornication went unpunished. Some preachers were hooked on drugs and had destroyed their lives and the lives of their families. Leaders of some churches were found to be homosexuals. There were pastors even guilty of committing adultery with the young daughters of other church members. All of this coupled with a failure to receive answers to what I thought were valid questions was enough to make me seek a change.”
– Kenneth L. Jenkins.


“Who is this Muhammad? I found out that Muslims do not pray to him like the Christians pray to Jesus. He is not an intermediary and in fact it is forbidden to pray to him. We ask blessing upon him at the end of our prayer but likewise we ask blessings on Abraham. He is a Prophet and a Messenger, the final and last Prophet. In fact, until now, one thousand four hundred and eighteen years (1,418) later there has been no prophet after him. His message is for All Mankind as opposed to the message of Jesus or Moses (peace be upon them both) which was sent to the Jews. “Hear O Israel” But the message is the same message of Allah. “The Lord Your God is One God and you shall have no other gods before Me." Mark 12:29).” – Professor Sue Watson.

Kesimpulannya buku ini amat bermanfaat buat mereka yang ingin mencari pengetahuan, tidak terhad kepada orang Islam sahaja bahkan sesuai untuk pengetahuan yang bukan Islam. Beberapa kesilapan ejaan yang ada perlulah dilakukan penambahbaikan memandangkan ia didakwa sebagai bestseller serta telah dicetak beberapa kali. Amatlah tidak wajar buku yang di cetak melebihi sekali masih lagi membawa kesilapan cetakan pertamanya.

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