Tuesday, September 30, 2008
Jangan Main Mercun!
You can call me a dumb for not having fun playing with mercun. Fine. It’s a fact about me.
Mercun, or firecrackers, to me is a complete waste and useless. Yes, your adrenaline is stimulated and secreted when you play mercun, but then you must outweigh the risk to the benefit. In fact, are there really any benefits gained from playing mercun? Tell me. I seriously don't have any idea.
As a matter of fact, I did play with mercun when I was a child, but as I grow up, it has become perfectly certain for me that mercun brings more and great harm than good. But yet still most people don’t see this, especially children. Of course, parents play the central role for teaching their children that it has no good of playing mercun, and you can tell the source from which the children get the money to buy mercun, right? Parents! In this case, I wholeheartedly hate to see parents who support their children to play mercun. Hey, if you want to see your children in the hospital during Hari Raya, buy them a lot of mercun. If not your children could be admitted into the hospital, it’s you who’ll be jailed in prison instead. Or it could be both also. Duh~
Think back, what mercun is really for? To celebrate Hari Raya? In which ayah in the Al-Quran or in which book of hadith is mentioned about celebrating Eid Mubarak in such a way? In fact, it’s clearly mentioned in Al-Quran for us to avoid anything that would harm us e.g. drug abuse, alcohol drinking etc and in this case, mercun!
Who to blame then? It is you who blindly follow other race’s culture which has nothing to do with ours as Muslimeen. Let them be with theirs, and we have our own way to celebrate the day of glory – with zikrullah, takbir, tadarrus Al-Quran etc. Not by noisily celebrate it and in the end ultimately it causes harm to your family, your properties and of course yourself.
People, grow up please!