:: Muhibah February 3, 2008Posted by Minci 先生 in Birthday Wishes, Ponderings.
Tags: happy birthday, kasih sesama manusia, muhibah, senyum
Not the best rendition but it’ll do for now. 8)
We can never look past skin colour and race. We can never see people for who they are without their ‘exterior design’. We are meant to be different so we may get to know and understand each other. In medicine, stating one’s ethnicity as a Caucasian, an Ashkenazi Jew or Asian gives an instant whiff of thought as to what sort of medical condition these people tend to get. We don’t share the same genetic profile because we are meant to embrace change or difference and make the best of it.
That however, doesn’t mean that we cannot live in ‘Muhibah’.
At least to me, Muhibah sounds very much like an Arabic word ‘Hibbu’ which means ‘Kasih/Sayang/Cinta’. In this case, towards others. I do not know however if Muhibah is really taken from this root word. Even it is not, I think it sounds just right, don’t you think? With God’s will, that is a sentiment that I feel all of us regardless of who we are are capable of. A Zionist, Nazi, Ku Klux Clan member or local racist one may be, I believe in each of them there’s still an ounce of love, affection and devotion towards somebody or a cause. If only, if only… it could be diverted to be more Muhibah orientated.
With the spirit of Muhibah or Kasih as I like to see it, I’d like to take this opportunity to wish my beloved ‘cyber sista’ – Princess Nad Amirah NadNad Lilo Tensai (hmph..apa lagi) a very Happy Birthday. Hope you get lots of prezens this year. Insya-Allah I’ll get you one too, cikai jelah hokeh..if not, I hope my card (yang blom dibeli lagi) will brighten up your day.