I must write to keep my sanity.
On 31st August 1957 Malaysia celebrated it very first day of independence. This is according to what I learned. And I don’t bother myself to take a deep study in what exactly happened back then. By the way seriously this is not a post of history. Neither a politic-based one.
So after more than 50 years journey, this year, just around the corner we are going to celebrate another independence day for you-can-count-yourself-how-many times.
Nobody is independent. Like seriously. So how does someone who is not independent celebrate Independence Day? Sounds contradict much.
Because it is fact that we are all dependents. We rely on something and that something can be one or two, or more. Possess the status as a dependent is not an issue here since everyone does that. What makes the difference is, who is our master? To whom we are depending on.
We can choose our master. We can choose to rely on what. And this distinguishes those who are eligible to celebrate Independence Day and who are not. In the context of what we are discussing today.
Who is a master?
A master must be something that is believed to be existed, whether we can see it or not, that is not a question. Believing is enough.
Something that exists can be in two ways, whether it is created or not.
Money can be a master. The do exist because people created its entity. Some people believe they can’t live this life without money. They are money-dependent. What else? Some men think they can’t live their lives without women. Some may think they may die if they are jobless. Others may choose their career to be their master, their employer to be exact. These are the entities that we acknowledge them as masters, whether we realize it or not.
There is something rational about those masters listed above. There are always valid arguments to that. But to what extent?
Now, how about a master that is not created?
What is that?
Definitely that is God, Allah s.w.t.
He is not created because He himself is The Creator, The Almighty.
Another party of people makes Allah as their master. Because they know when they become only dependent to Allah The Almighty, all other things in their life no longer matters. At least no longer deserves their worries. This is fact.
So which party of people has the actual right to celebrate Independence Day?
Fyi, Merdeka means Independent