Sunday, November 25, 2012

Educating the right way of sportsmanship .


Hello there people of Sciencess ! How was your Interbatch games ? Amazing ? Fun ? Unexpectable ? Whatever your feelings might be , we hope you guys know that we were doing our best to satisfy you all and we hope you guys did ! J

Back to our topic  shall we ? As we all know , SCIENCESS is the most active Kuliyyah-based society in organizing programmes , and the most intriguing plus exciting is sports programme. We were called to give you guys some insight about what does sportsmanship is all about and how does sports can be Ibadah in our life . Check it out !

In every sport we watched , something will happen at the end of it . Or probably you yourself experienced it. Football players shaking hands after four quarters of knocking each other around. Tennis players leaping over the net to shake hands with their opponents after a hard-fought match. Soccer players exchanging jerseys after an intense 90 minutes. Even boxers touching gloves at the beginning of each round, then hugging each other after beating each other into a pulp for 12 rounds.

It seems like competitors in every event, from spelling bees to hockey, behave this way. What's going on?
It's all part of sportsmanship, a great tradition in sports and competition that means playing clean and handling both victory and defeat with grace, style, and dignity .

So what is Sportmanship anyway ?

Sportsmanship is defined as playing fair , following the rules of the game,respecting the judgment of referees and official and treating opponents with respect

Some people define good sportsmanship as the "golden rule" of sports — in other words, treating the people you play with and against as you'd like to be treated yourself. You demonstrate good sportsmanship when you show respect for yourself, your teammates, and your opponents, for the coaches on both sides, and for the referees, judges, and other officials.

But sportsmanship isn't just reserved for the people on the field. Cheerleaders, fans, and parents also need to be aware of how they behave during competition. Sportsmanship is a style and an attitude, and it can have a positive influence on everyone around you.

In Islam , sports is a way on how to build up our strength both physically and mentally . It is not only because it can maintain our health , make us easier to do Ibadah ,but this is important as to trigger fear in our rivals that always take us for granted and provoked us Muslims in any ways  they can .There are few things that we should be aware when we are doing sports , something that I would say ‘common things’ that happened in any sport event .

      The attire should cover the aurah . For men , the tracksuit should be a knee-length . For women , the veil should cover the hair ,and the shirt and the tracksuit should be lengthy enough and not too tight or transparent . Theres no ‘betting’ because it can be considered as gambling , which is Haram in Islam.Solah should be performed  when its time .There is no mingling between brothers and sisters . They should sit in separate seats .

Eventhough we are having fun by playing our favourite sports , that shouldn’t deny our responsibility as a Muslim. Another aspect that should be given attention is , the mentality and attitude of the supporters . We shouldn’t be too obsessed with our team to the extend we are capable of saying harsh or rude words to the opponent or referees .  We all know that the hardest things to do is to accept our loss with  an open heart. Islam taught us patience , calmness as well as rationality and all of these are needed the moment we heard the final decision . We already gave our best , now let Allah do the rest.

Still , the most pathetic things that could happened is when the supporters or spectators are fighting with each other , becoming emotional  and starting to argue about who is the best .

And obey Allah and His Messenger, and do not dispute (with one another) lest you lose courage and your strength depart, and be patient. Surely, Allah is with those who are As-Sabirin (the patient ones, etc.).  (Surah al-Anfal, ayat 46)

Sport is not just a medium to make us healthy , but it has been seen as a medium to strengthen our ukhuwwah as a whole  also .It is the fastest way to integrate with each other . It is not merely a place where you show who is the best in the field, who is the greatest in the court . It is all bout bonding , making the relationship even more closer . We shouldn’t  be deceived by the shaytan’s whispering who likes to make us bickering with each other . All in all , let us all use this precious gift (health) given by Allah wisely and truthfully through His path . After all , what matters the most is His blessings and we can make sport as a tool to get to Him or another way around . Yes , everything is our choice .

P/S : We , from Interbatch’s committees behalf would like to apologize for any wrongdoings and misconduct through out the programme . And we hope all of you enjoy it ! J

“ This rules are made not because we are IIUM , but  because we are all Muslims “-  Exco SnR 11/12

Wednesday, November 21, 2012

Kuantan Integration Camp 2012


Kuantan Integration Camp was done in Taman Pertanian on 10th-11th November 2012.

It is a camp program organized by International Students Affairs Bureau (SCIENCESS) and International Students Committee Kuantan (ISCK).

This program went smoothly according to its tentative. First, we had registration, breakfast, a taa'ruf and grouping then we proceeded with group names, motto and cheers. Then, we listened to a short speech by Dr. Razek about integration. After praying and lunch, we played a few indoor and outdoor games; water balloon and jumping rope games were most favored by the participants. After Asar, we went for flying fox which is one of our main camp activity.

At night, we had a awesome dinner because of BBQ chicken and fried rice. We also enjoyed marshmallow and sausage BBQ until we were so full. Then, we got to enjoyed the singing performances from the brothers  under the light of candles.We also played a werewolf game in a big group and everyone really loved that game. We also had sharing moments  where the locals asked interesting questions to the internationals. Before we slept in separate tents, we decided the order for night guard and we took turns to sleep.

On 11th morning, we woke up very early morning. After the breakfast, Sir Chow made a short "get to know each other more game" and we learned to know our friends until the 3rd level. "Jungle Tracking", the most exciting activity of this program, it was so hard, tiring and so much fun. We learned that we could never successfully go through all those jungle tracking obstacles without the help of our friends. We enjoyed and completed it with mud all over our faces. Lastly, we had a closing ceremony with prize giving session.

Although there were some problems, we successfully finished our program with big smiles on everyone's faces.

We are very very thankful to all the committee members who really tried hard to organize this program by coming to several meetings and  giving their time to complete their jobs although they have to study for their mid-term. We would also like to give thanks to all international and local participants for their active participation. Most importantly, please forgive us if we did anything wrong because this is our first time doing a camp program.We tried our best for this program and Inshallah, we will try to make it better.  


Thursday, November 15, 2012

Entertainment In Islam



What form of entertainment is allowed in Islam?

Islam doesn't give a detailed list of the entertainments that are allowed. It gives a list of items that are not allowed. In other words, all entertainment is allowed except the one that falls in the forbidden category. What is that list?

* Obscenity. Movies are condemned by some of our Ulama because they are seen to be obscene.
* Indulging in activities that draw you away from the remembrance of the Almighty, especially prayers. Some forms of music would most certainly fall into this category, and some in the first category..

* Any other activity that is otherwise not acceptable to the shari'ah. For instance, deceiving others, gambling, stealing, telling lies etc.

Everything else is allowed in Islam for the purposes of entertainment, although Islam would caution you that you haven't come in this world primarily to enjoy. However, if you get bored, or in order to keep your spirits alive, you feel like doing something different, you can get involved in any entertainment of your choice that are not disallowed in the Qur'an.
The approval or disapproval of performers is not only related to the genre but also to the context of the performance. Regarding the permissibility of the context, three elements are deemed important by the eleventh-century Muslim scholar Imam al-Ghazali, that is, time, place and associates. It is not acceptable if too much time is devoted to performances so that it interferes with the higher Islamic goals and distracts the believers' attention from the devotion to God. Full-time professional performers are accordingly less acceptable than non-professional amateurs. The acceptability of the place and occasion of the performance is also an important factor in judging the legitimacy of the entertainers and their public. Lastly, the type of people present during the performance affects the permissibility of the performers and their audience. A certain genre of music can thus be permissible in one context while it is rejected in another circumstance. The late Sheikh al-Azhar Shaltut, who wrote a fatwa on the issue in 1960, music is permissible under certain conditions. He argues that God is not against pleasure and that Islam seeks the Golden Means. However, it should not take place under immoral circumstances or with dissolute companions. The Muslim scholar al-Qaradawi states that singing and music in itself is permissible and pleasurable. He places several restrictions on them though. The content of the song should not be against the morals and teachings of Islam or be accompanied by other forbidden things in Islam. So who says we can’t entertain ourselves?


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