Tuesday, February 28, 2012

Wavin' Flag

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When I get older I will be stronger
They'll call me freedom, just like a wavin' flag

When I get older, I will be stronger
They'll call me freedom just like a wavin' flag
And then it goes back, and then it goes back
And then it goes back, oh

Born to a throne, stronger than Rome
A violent prone, poor people zone
But it's my home, all I have known
Where I got grown, streets we would roam

Out of the darkness, I came the farthest
Among the hardest survival
Learn from these streets, it can be bleak
Accept no defeat, surrender, retreat

So we struggling, fighting to eat
And we wondering when we'll be free
So we patiently wait for that fateful day
It's not far away, but for now we say

When I get older I will be stronger
They'll call me freedom just like a wavin' flag
And then it goes back, and then it goes back
And then it goes back, oh

So many wars, settling scores
Bringing us promises, leaving us poor
I heard them say 'love is the way'
'Love is the answer,' that's what they say

But look how they treat us, make us believers
We fight their battles, then they deceive us
Try to control us, they couldn't hold us
'Cause we just move forward like Buffalo Soldiers

But we struggling, fighting to eat
And we wondering, when we'll be free
So we patiently wait for that faithful day
It's not far away but for now we say

When I get older I will be stronger
They'll call me freedom just like a wavin' flag
And then it goes back, and then it goes back
And then it goes back, and then is goes

When I get older I will be stronger
They'll call me freedom just like a wavin' flag
And then it goes back, and then it goes back
And then it goes back, and then it goes
And then it goes

And everybody will be singing it
And you and I will be singing it
And we all will be singing it

When I get older I will be stronger
They'll call me freedom just like a wavin' flag
And then it goes back, and then it goes back
And then it goes back, and then it goes

When I get older I will be stronger
They'll call me freedom just like a wavin' flag
And then it goes back, and then it goes back
And then it goes back, oh

When I get older, when I get older
I will be stronger just like a wavin' flag
Just like a wavin' flag, just like a wavin' flag
Flag, flag, just like a wavin' flag

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Friday, February 3, 2012

Bagaimana Pemimpin Begitu Jugalah Rakyatnya


Ahli sejarah banyak mengisahkan, semasa zaman Khalifah Umar bin Abdul Aziz negara Islam dan juga negara-negara yang berjiran dengannya dilimpahi keberkatan berkad keadilan yang telah dilakukan oleh khalifah tersebut (Kitab Bidaya wa Nihaya, Ibn Kathir). Telah diriwayatkan juga warganegra Islam pada ketika itu tidak dapat mengeluarkan zakat untuk serahkan kepada asnaf fakir dan miskin kerana tidak diketahui siapa yang berhak menerimanya kerana semua mereka berada dalam keadaan tidak memerlukan zakat (Kitab Sirah Umar Abdul Aziz, Ibn Abd Hakam).

Khalifah Umar bin Abdul Aziz mampu memberi warna baru kepada manusia dengan membimbing mereka dengan tarbiyyah yang bermula dengan dirinya sendiri. Padahal semasa pemerintahan Khalifah al-Walid bin Abdul Malek, rakyatnya didapati jika bertemu mereka akan saling bertanya tentang hal hartanah dan kilang-kilang kerana al-Walid juga mengemari akan hal tersebut. Begitu juga dengan khalifah sesudah al-Walid iaitu Sulaiman bin Abd Malek yang mengemari biduanda-biduanda dan makanan-makanan. Rakyat pada ketika itu juga didapati apabila bertemu seringkali membicarakan tentang biduanda-biduanda dan makanan-makanan.

Tetapi aneh sekali apabila Khalifah Umar bin Abdul Aziz menjawad jawatan khlifah. Rakyat yang sama tidak lagi membicarakan tentang hartanah, kilang-kilang, wanita-wanita atau makanan-makanan. Sebaliknya apabila bertemu, rakyatnya akan sering bertanya "Apakah yang sudah kamu baca malan tadi? Sudah berapa juzuk al-Quran kamu hafal? Bulan ini berapa hari telah kamu berpuasa? (Kitab al-Khalifah al-Zuhud Umar bin Abd Aziz, Sayyid al-Ahli)

Sungguh, Khalifah Umar bin Abdul Aziz berjaya merubah rakyatnya sebagaimana perkara yang telah dilakukan bermula dengan dirinya.

Sebagaimana pemimpin begitu jugalah rakyatnya.
Like leader, like people.

Kita bagaimana? Perkara apa yang sering kita bualkan apabila bertemu?
Jangan salahkan pemimpin sekiranya didapati perkara yang kita bualkan tidak membawa manfaat untuk kita bertemu dengan-Nya. Sebaliknya contohu Khalifah Umar bin Abdul Aziz. Berubahlah. Mulakan dengan dirimu dahulu.

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