Scene 1: A mother and her daughter were buying fish at the market. The mother was wearing a simple short sleeved blouse with tight leggings and hijab small enough to cover her huge head while the daughter wears a long sleeved shirt with baggy pants and hijab that covers almost half of her upper body. While scavenging for fish at the tables, something caught the mothers attention.
Mother: Ha! Tengok tu Tipah! Tudung dia besar gila! Boleh buat langsir sudah tu!
Tipah: Alah Umi, ok lah tu. Dia jaga aurat dia betul-betul.
Mother: Minta tu ikan satu kilo! (pointing to the pile of fishes on the tables that are known to the Sabahans as Ikan Basung) Alah Tipah, tu ekstremis tu. Ajaran sesat!
After getting the fish from the fishmonger, they went inside the car. The mother continues.
Mother: Tipah... Umi tidak mau anak Umi jadi kain langsir macam tu. Sudahlah panas. Rimas. Menyusahkan ja tu nanti. Yang penting kau cover apa yang patut. Pakai baju, seluar dan tudung macam ni pun cukup sudah. Tidak payah tutup habis-habis. Islam tu kan mudah. Mesti ada kelonggaran kan? Alah. Moden sudah bah ni!
Scene 2: A father is sending her daughter to a school function. The father mistakenly thought the event is at school, when it is at the mosque.
Sojat: Daddy, bukan sini event tu Dad..
Dad: Aik? Jadi mana?
Sojat: Sana masjid..
Dad: (Looks at her angrily) Program apa juga ni?!
Sojat: Ada qiamulail Dad........ (A hint of fear in her voice)
Dad: QIAMULAIL?! KAN DADDY SUDAH CAKAP JANGAN IKUT BENDA2 MACAM TU. TU LAGI, KAKAK2 USRAH KAU TU! USRAH APA JUGAK TU KO INGAT! DORANG SEMUA CUCI OTAK KAU JA TU UNTUK UNDI PAS! SUDAH! BALIK!!
Dad: JANGAN KAU MELAWAN SANA. AKU TAMPAR KAU NANTI... KURANG AJAR BETUL.
So the father drove back to their house and forbids her to go to any of those religious events again.
So what actually happens here?
The liberal mother? The overly-strict political father?
Whose at fault?
Is it theirs? Or is it their lack of knowledge and their own ignorance to their own religion?
Islam itu mudah... Islam itu lengkap. Islam is our way of life.
It's just us that makes it complicated, incomplete thus starts to lose our faith toward The Almighty.
But before we start comparing ourselves to those I've mention up there, try and judge yourself.
Are we even good enough to say those people up there are bad?
Are we even worthy?
Again. A blabber worth blabbing about. haha :P
Thanks for reading.