Thursday, August 28, 2008

KaSiH tIdAk MeNgEnAl SeMpAdAn...

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Salam sahabat blog

Semalam ustazmuda menerima satu artikel yang agak menarik untuk ustazmuda kongsikan dengan sahabat. Tentang kasih tentang sayang tentang rasa. Rupanya rasa kasih rasa sayang ni bukan sahaja semata-mata anugerah Allah untuk makhluknya yang bernama manusia... bahkan meliputi seluruh makhluknya. Begitulah. Sukar untuk kita bayangkan bagaimana kasih dan sayang yang digambarkan oleh binatang yang berlainan jenis tetapi mampu untuk berkasih dan bermanja bagaikan mereka sama. Tiada istilah perbezaan. Mungkin agaknya mereka memahami antara satu sama lain. Waalahu aklam.

Sesekali makhluk bernama manusia perlu meneladani mereka. Mungkin ini juga satu peringatan dari Yang Maha Esa... lantas didatangkannya binatang sebagai perumpaaan. Tika dan saat manusia hilang nilai kemanusiaan, rupanya makhluk yang bernama binatang telah memimjamnya. Memimjam untuk menyedarkan manusia betapa manusia kini terlalu jauh dari nilai kasih sayang dalam kehidupan. Benarlah mafhum firman Allah.. " Manusia itu bagaikan binatang bahkan lebih dahsyat lagi... " itulah bandingan manusia apabila manusia tidak lagi memegang nilai-nilai kemanusiaan. Mereka menjadi lebih dahsyat dari makhluk yang bernama binatang...

Erm, cukup rasanya leteran ustazmuda dipagi nan indah ini. Jom sama-sama kita hayati nilai kasih sayang dipertontonkan. Moga ada manfaatnya. Amin.

The Hippopotamus and the Tortoise

' Much of life can never be explained but only witnessed' - Rachel Naomi Remen, MD

NAIROBI (AFP) - A baby hippopotamus that survived the tsunami waves on the Kenyan coast has formed a strong bond with a giant male century-old tortoise in an animal facility in the port city of Mombassa, officials said.

The hippopotamus, nicknamed Owen and weighing about 300 kilograms (650 pounds), was swept down Sabaki River into the Indian Ocean , then forced back to shore when tsunami waves struck the Kenyan coast on December 26, before wildlife rangers rescued him.

'It is incredible. A-less-than-a-year-old hippo has adopted a
male tortoise, about a
century old, and the tortoise seems to be very happy with being a 'mother',' ecologist Paula Kahumbu, who is in charge of Lafarge Park , told AFP.

'After it was swept away and lost its mother, the hippo was traumatized.
It had to look for something to be a surrogate mother. Fortunately
, it landed on the tortoise and established a strong bond. They swim, eat and sleep together,' the ecologist added. 'The hippo follows the tortoise exactly the way it followed its mother. If somebody approaches the tortoise, the hippo becomes aggressive, as if protecting its biological mother,' Kahumbu added.

'The hippo is a young baby, he was left at a very tender age and
by nature, hippos are social animals that like to stay with their mothers for four years,' he explained.
'Life is not measured by the number of breaths we take, but by the moments that take our breath away.'

This is a real story that shows that our differences don't matter
much when we need the comfort of another.
We could all learn a lesson from these two creatures of God, 'Look beyond the differences and find a way to walk the path together.'

'Those who bring sunshine into the lives of others, cannot keep it from themselves.'

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Jimbo says:
8:07 AM

Read more about Owen & Mzee at their blog:

(click on ... caretakers diary)

(The O&M blog was dormant for a while, but is now
alive and well as of September 2008)

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