There will be a time, when all your hardwork, all your awareness and faith has come to an abrupt end. All seems lost. At one point there is no turning back at what you do. Your power has been mobilized. Your will to survive is a nearing one-percent.
Your dreams is what keep you up and keeps you strong through the everlasting challenges. Perhaps should I say "have a sense of patriotism in our self". Patriotism is another way to keep your life at a constant motion and it has endless life. What is your say on patriotism? Is it still running is your blood stream? Is the hopes of being free is still alive?
Patriotism should I say synonyms to freedom of a country from war or conflicts. In which, we have an awareness and devotion about our country, awareness of being proud that you lived in a harmonious, freed and multicultural country.
Our people nowadays have lost touch of what patriotism is or should I say, devotion to their country. They have no sense in appreciating for what our ancestors have done. Their patriotic intention have been compromised by entertainment that will rotten their minds by drinking booze, vices, clubbing and many more.
We should be grateful and have a self-belonging in ourselves that our country is ours for the taking, not 'them'.
My teachers used to say that if we still doing what we're doing now; a matter of vices, drinking booze, clubbing and so on, our country would be torn apart and the youth would do nothing to saves the country as all hopes has been lost. (It is not about politics as politics have done nothing to ruin them, it is us who has been accepting all these useless thing on our way to enjoy our self)
Then it occurred to me that, what the teacher says is true and soon enough our country will be colonized by uncivilized races.
This is nothing without the help from Him the Al Mighty, the Sovereign. Without the help from Him, we will all be eating in the street in our own land, "Tanah Melayu".
We should be thankful to Him as He provide shelter and place for us to live our life unlike our brothers in Palestine who has been in a constant fight for their land over Israel for the past centuries. Our brother in Syria who has been murdered just for the ruthless leader who has not accepting any orders from their people. Our brothers in Burma, Ethnic Rohingya who has been murdered, tortured as they have no place in their own land, an outcast.
We should be thankful to our great ancestors for making this country freed from all colonialist. There is a say by John F Kennedy when America is in an epic battle. "Don't ask what your country can do for you, Ask what you can do for your country". So what's you say?
All praise to Allah SWT for making our country harmonious and a safe place to live. So as today and the day after, lets make tons of Du'as and prayer so that He will keep blessing our great country and our leader. InsyaAllah. Amiin.
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Luqman Hakim is an undergraduate student in Chemical Engineering (Biotechnology)at International Islamic University Malaysia (IIUM). He shares his writings at http://www.lhthebest12.blogspot.com
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