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From: "Abdul Muiz" <mui...@yahoo.com>
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Subject: Re: [wanita-muslimah] Islam Dan Liberalisme

Syukron abah atas tanggapannya, pakai jurus "kantong doraemon" ya ?? :) saya 
sengaja tidak mereply tanggapan mas Isma'il karena pasti akan jadi debat kusir 
yang kurang bermanfaat.

terkait postingan abah, perkenankan saya memberikan catatan seperlunya :
1) ayat-ayat qur'an tentang "yahudi, nasrani dan shabiin" di qs 2:62 dan yang 
mirip dan serupa juga adalah qs 5:69 dari segi asbabun nuzul, memang ayat tsb 
meresponse sahabat Salman al Farisi orang persia yang masuk islam ketika 
mencemaskan orang-orang baik yang dikenalnya dari kalangan majuzi, yahudi dan 
nasrani bakal dimasukkan neraka. Sehingga banyak yang menyimpulkan termasuk 
abah bahwa ayat tsb berlaku untuk orang yang sebelum nabi muhammad alias tidak 
berlaku bagi orang yang sesudah nabi Muhammad. Kalau menurut Abah, bunda 
Theresa (jelas hidupnya setelah Nabi Muhammad) penganut nasrani yang juga 
beriman kepada Allah dan hari akhir, apa amalannya yang dikenal di dunia bakal 
sia-sia ??
Bunda Theresa, meragukan iman kristennya sebelum meninggal. "Where is my 
faith?" she writes. "Even deep down , there is nothing but emptiness and 
darkness. According to her letters, Mother Teresa died with her doubts.

Source: http://news. aol.com/story/ _a/letters- reveal-mother- teresas-secret/ 
2007082407120999 0001?ncid= NWS0001000000000 1 
Letters Reveal Mother Teresa's Secret

(Aug. 24) In life, she was an icon for believers of God's work on Earth. Her 
ministry to the poor of Calcutta was a world-renowned symbol of religious 
compassion. She was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize. 

Mother Teresa had a calling, she told CBS News in a rare interview, based on 
unquestioned faith. 

"They are all children of God, loved and created by the same heart of God." 

But now, it emerges that Mother Teresa was so doubtful of her own faith that 
she feared she was being a hypocrite, reports CBS News correspondent Mark 
Phillips. In a new book that compiles letters she wrote to friends, superiors 
and confessors, her doubts are obvious. 

Shortly after beginning work in Calcutta's slums, the spirit leaves her. 

"Where is my faith?" she writes. "Even deep down , there is nothing but 
emptiness and darkness. ... If there be God ­ please forgive me." 

Eight years later, she's still looking for the belief she's lost. 
"Such deep longing for God," she writes, " repulsed, empty, no faith, no love, 
no zeal." 
As her fame increased, her faith refused to return. Her smile, she says, is a 
"What do I labor for?" she asks. "If there be no God, there can be no soul. If 
there be no soul then, Jesus, You also are not true." 
"These are letters that were kept in the archbishop's house," says the Rev. 
Brian Kolodiejchuk. 

The letters were gathered by Rev. Kolodiejchuk, the priest who's making the 
case to the Vatican  for Mother Teresa's proposed sainthood. He says her 
obvious spiritual torment actually helps her cause. 
"Now we have this new understanding, this new window into her interior life, 
and for me this seems to be the most heroic," says Rev. Kolodiejchuk. 
According to her letters, Mother Teresa died with her doubts. She had even 
stopped praying, she once said. 
The church decided to keep her letters, even though one of her dying wishes was 
that they be destroyed. Perhaps now we know why.

Berikut ini sebuah pengalaman pribadi dari Susan Shieldsl:

By Greg Szymanski
June 6, 2007

For nine years Susan Shields worked as a devoted Catholic Sister, working for 
Mother Teresa's Missionaries of Charity. When finally becoming fed-up in 1989, 
she left Mother Teresa in disgust over the misuse of millions in charitable 
donations that never got to their destination -- the poor and afflicted.

Shields story was recently sent to the Arctic Beacon, as printed in the Free 
Inquiry Magazine, revealing how Mother Teresa really turned a blind eye to the 
poor while millions of dollars in donations are still sitting in Vatican bank 

Here is her story entitled "Mother Teresa's House of Illusions: How She Harmed 
Her Helpers As Well As Those They `Helped' 

"Some years after I became a Catholic, I joined Mother Teresa's congregation, 
the Missionaries of Charity. I was one of her sisters for nine and a half 
years, living in the Bronx, Rome, and San Francisco, until I became 
disillusioned and left in May 1989. As I re-entered the world, I slowly began 
to unravel the tangle of lies in which I had lived. I wondered how I could have 
believed them for so long. 

"Three of Mother Teresa's teachings that are fundamental to her religious 
congregation are all the more dangerous because they are believed so sincerely 
by her sisters. Most basic is the belief that as long as a sister obeys she is 
doing God's will. Another is the belief that the sisters have leverage over God 
by choosing to suffer. Their suffering makes God very happy. He then dispenses 
more graces to humanity. The third is the belief that any attachment to human 
beings, even the poor being served, supposedly interferes with love of God and 
must be vigilantly avoided or immediately uprooted. The efforts to prevent any 
attachments cause continual chaos and confusion, movement and change in the 
congregation. Mother Teresa did not invent these beliefs - they were prevalent 
in religious congregations before Vatican II - but she did everything in her 
power (which was great) to enforce them. 

"Once a sister has accepted these fallacies she will do almost anything. She 
can allow her health to be destroyed, neglect those she vowed to serve, and 
switch off her feelings and independent thought. She can turn a blind eye to 
suffering, inform on her fellow sisters, tell lies with ease, and ignore public 
laws and regulations. 

Women from many nations joined Mother Teresa in the expectation that they would 
help the poor and come closer to God themselves. When I left, there were more 
than 3,000 sisters in approximately 400 houses scattered throughout the world. 
Many of these sisters who trusted Mother Teresa to guide them have become 
broken people. In the face of overwhelming evidence, some of them have finally 
admitted that their trust has been betrayed, that God could not possibly be 
giving the orders they hear. It is difficult for them to decide to leave - 
their self-confidence has been destroyed, and they have no education beyond 
what they brought with them when they joined. I was one of the lucky ones who 
mustered enough courage to walk away. 

"It is in the hope that others may see the fallacy of this purported way to 
holiness that I tell a little of what I know. Although there are relatively few 
tempted to join Mother Teresa's congregation of sisters, there are many who 
generously have supported her work because they do not realize how her twisted 
premises strangle efforts to alleviate misery. Unaware that most of the 
donations sit unused in her bank accounts, they too are deceived into thinking 
they are helping the poor. 

"As a Missionary of Charity, I was assigned to record donations and write the 
thank-you letters. The money arrived at a frantic rate. The mail carrier often 
delivered the letters in sacks. We wrote receipts for checks of $50,000 and 
more on a regular basis. Sometimes a donor would call up and ask if we had 
received his check, expecting us to remember it readily because it was so 
large. How could we say that we could not recall it because we had received so 
many that were even larger? 

"When Mother spoke publicly, she never asked for money, but she did encourage 
people to make sacrifices for the poor, to "give until it hurts." Many people 
did - and they gave it to her. We received touching letters from people, 
sometimes apparently poor themselves, who were making sacrifices to send us a 
little money for the starving people in Africa, the flood victims in 
Bangladesh, or the poor children in India. Most of the money sat in our bank 

"The flood of donations was considered to be a sign of God's approval of Mother 
Teresa's congregation. We were told by our superiors that we received more 
gifts than other religious congregations because God was pleased with Mother, 
and because the Missionaries of Charity were the sisters who were faithful to 
the true spirit of religious life. 

"Most of the sisters had no idea how much money the congregation was amassing. 
After all, we were taught not to collect anything. One summer the sisters 
living on the outskirts of Rome were given more crates of tomatoes than they 
could distribute. None of their neighbors wanted them because the crop had been 
so prolific that year. The sisters decided to can the tomatoes rather than let 
them spoil, but when Mother found out what they had done she was very 
displeased. Storing things showed lack of trust in Divine Providence. 

"The donations rolled in and were deposited in the bank, but they had no effect 
on our ascetic lives and very little effect on the lives of the poor we were 
trying to help. We lived a simple life, bare of all superfluities. We had three 
sets of clothes, which we mended until the material was too rotten to patch 
anymore. We washed our own clothes by hand. The never-ending piles of sheets 
and towels from our night shelter for the homeless we washed by hand, too. Our 
bathing was accomplished with only one bucket of water. Dental and medical 
checkups were seen as an unnecessary luxury. 

"Mother was very concerned that we preserve our spirit of poverty. Spending 
money would destroy that poverty. She seemed obsessed with using only the 
simplest of means for our work. Was this in the best interests of the people we 
were trying to help, or were we in fact using them as a tool to advance our own 
"sanctity?" In Haiti, to keep the spirit of poverty, the sisters reused needles 
until they became blunt. Seeing the pain caused by the blunt needles, some of 
the volunteers offered to procure more needles, but the sisters refused. 

"We begged for food and supplies from local merchants as though we had no 
resources. On one of the rare occasions when we ran out of donated bread, we 
went begging at the local store. When our request was turned down, our superior 
decreed that the soup kitchen could do without bread for the day. 

"It was not only merchants who were offered a chance to be generous. Airlines 
were requested to fly sisters and air cargo free of charge. Hospitals and 
doctors were expected to absorb the costs of medical treatment for the sisters 
or to draw on funds designated for the religious. Workmen were encouraged to 
labor without payment or at reduced rates. We relied heavily on volunteers who 
worked long hours in our soup kitchens, shelters, and day camps. 

"A hard-working farmer devoted many of his waking hours to collecting and 
delivering food for our soup kitchens and shelters. "If I didn't come, what 
would you eat?" he asked. 

"Our Constitution forbade us to beg for more than we needed, but, when it came 
to begging, the millions of dollars accumulating in the bank were treated as if 
they did not exist. 

"For years I had to write thousands of letters to donors, telling them that 
their entire gift would be used to bring God's loving compassion to the poorest 
of the poor. I was able to keep my complaining conscience in check because we 
had been taught that the Holy Spirit was guiding Mother. To doubt her was a 
sign that we were lacking in trust and, even worse, guilty of the sin of pride. 
I shelved my objections and hoped that one day I would understand why Mother 
wanted to gather so much money, when she herself had taught us that even 
storing tomato sauce showed lack of trust in Divine Providence." 



2) perihal porsi Aqal, apapun uraian abah di harian fajar tentang seri 001 
Peranan Wahyu dan Akal dalam Kehidupan, bahwa alqur'an bisa bermakna kalau 
ditangkap aqal, dipahami dan dipraktekkan dalam kehidupan nyata. Seperti yang 
saya katakan di postingan sebelumnya bahwa Ibnu Taymiyahpun tidak mungkin 
menghasilkan ijtihad tanpa mendayagunakan aqal sehat. Masalahnya adalah ketika 
menghadapi ayat mutasyabihat ada yang menggunakan pendekatan ta'wil (bir ra'yi) 
dan ada yang menggunakan pendekatan textual (bil atsar). Perdebatan ini sudah 
menjadi wacana lama pada periode mutaqaddimin.

Abdul Mu'iz

--- Pada Sen, 22/3/10, H. M. Nur Abdurahman <mnur.abdurrah...@yahoo.co.id> 

Dari: H. M. Nur Abdurahman <mnur.abdurrah...@yahoo.co.id>
Judul: Re: [wanita-muslimah] Islam Dan Liberalisme
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