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Also read this; from: http://www.bangsamoro.com/columns/war_07_29_03.php

“JIHAD AL-AKBAR”
By Warina Sushil A. Jukuy


A Catalyst for Proactive Change in Muslim Communities of Sulu

Posted July 29, 2003

Twenty-nine years ago, I understand the Sulu folks most. To be specific that was 1974. I was barely seven years old then. Nine years later, I perceived the island of my soul through the idealistic eyes of a sixteen-year-old. Twenty years later, to be specific, now in 2003, it has turned into a total stranger. The latter is my perception of Sulu as a 36 year old. At seven, I regarded myself as a Tausug Filipino. At sixteen, I regarded myself as a Bangsamoro first, and a Filipino next. It has only been two years that I regard myself as a Muslim foremost and nothing else. To the Supreme Creator belongs the world. The universal world that mankind has warped and perverted when it conceptualized territory, government, and sovereignty. The very same concepts that have deepened the diversity of human life far more than the complexity of Nature itself minus mankind, has ever done. Indeed, a concept of the people, for the people, and by the people. Ironically, each phrase is exclusive to people. Paradoxically, somehow somewhere in those concept must be the Almighty God. 

The Province of Sulu of the Southern Philippines is dominantly Muslim. The natives therein are called Tausugs (meaning People of the Current) regardless of religion they profess. Sulu, a component of the ARMM (Autonomous Region of Muslim Mindanao) is comprised of 18 municipalities. The highest official of the land is the Provincial Governor, and under him are the 18 municipal mayors.
In 1450, there existed a Sulu Sultanate; and 71 years later the Spanish colonizers came and occupied Las Islas Filipinas but not Sultania de Jolo. By virtue of the 1898 Treaty of Paris, the Sulu Sultanate was ceded by Spain to the Philippine territory through American colonial rule of the archipelago. This is a historical blunder that America needs to rectify in the interest of justice.

Forty-eight golden years of sovereign power under a sovereign Sultan ruler must not be unjustly effaced to oblivion by a treaty to which the Sultanate of Sulu was never a party. Foreign transgressors grossly violated a sovereign right and such violation must be redress and shall be righted.

The dissolution of the Sultanate consequently dissolved the sovereign rights and powers of its constituents. They have been marginalized and been reduced to a minority in their own ancestral homeland. This is tantamount to genocide of their indigenous soul.

Now, I, Warina Sushil A. Jukuy, as a struggling and straggling Muslim and a Tausug individual who belongs to one of the 13 ethno-linguistic groups of the Bangsamoro people of Mindanao, Philippines, do hereby dedicate this column, Jihad-al-Akbar, as a humble initiative by way of the pen and paper. I have no weapon, no wealth and no power to wield. All I’ve got for weapon is my pen; for wealth is my humble ilm; and my power as a human being emanates from Him, Ya Rabb.

I am highly motivated to explore the possibilities of empowering the concept of Jihad-al-akbar as a dynamic medium for an impetus towards whole-rounded developmental change in every Muslim’s life; and using the mimbar/pulpit as a venue for proactive change.

Consequently, by using the mimbar as a medium to generate consciousness, the Qur’an and the Sunnah as the fundamental guidelines within our din or way of life (Islam) shall be essentially re- interpreted and thus re-applied to meet the contemporary challenges of our times. Probably, the interpretation and application of it might in the future transcend beyond the Islamic doctrine but shall imbue into every aspect of our practical lives. Insha’allah.

In this millennium, the term jihad is provocative that even its mere utterance will generally put the speakers in “surveillance spotlight,” and the listeners to such spoken term in a “state of paranoia,” so to speak. Consequently, the famous quote of “Either you are with us or you are with them,” will hound either speakers or listeners.

Lately, jihad has been attributed myopically and indiscriminately to suicide bombers, terrorism, Al-Qaeda Network, Jamaah Islamiyaah, to name a few of those notorious extension terms, and most unfortunately, to Islam and its followers, the Muslims.

The misconception, however inadvertent it may be, is quite appalling; especially as Islam’s root word and conceptual meaning is essentially PEACE. Muslims or not, the term jihad has been established to connote and denote holy war. Historically, the term “holy war” came to being in Europe during the Crusades, the latter to mean as “war against Muslims. Holy war in such Crusades’ context has no counterpart in Islamic glossary.

“Jihad means striving. In its primary sense it is an inner thing, within self, to rid it from debased actions or inclinations, and exercise constancy and perseverance in achieving a higher moral standard.”(www.salafipublications.com )

Jihad is the struggle of a Muslim by way of his niyat or intention, by way of his hand, or by way of his speech. However, what is disheartening is the fact that Islam and Muslims have been perceived by the world generally to be associated with jihad or holy war, bloodshed and violence. This is an unjust misconception of what Islam and being a Muslim stands for.

On the other hand, it is disturbing that most Muslims in the Philippines understand most the concept of Jihad as a mode of defense through fighting (Jihad al asghar, the lesser jihad or bunu qital) in the name of Islam. Understandably, Muslims are under obligation to defend Islam as this can never be dissociated from the totality of his life because Islam is more than a religion as it is a comprehensive way of life. What is perplexing is why the concept of the greater struggle which is Jihad al akbar (the Greater Struggle against the Self and all other forms of nafs or appetites) is not as deeply ingrained in the system of the Muslim Filipinos.

Almost 600 years of intermittent war and peace have remained chronicled in the hearts, minds and souls of the Bangsamoro people in their struggle for right to self-determination. Bangsamoro elders, leaders and intellectuals have tried to transcend beyond the trappings of the invincible sovereignty idealism all in the name of Agama (Islam), Hulah(Territory) and bangsa (Nation), to no avail. History has proven consistently that sovereignty issue is far superior from issues of human rights, liberty and dignity of man.

Peace processes thru 1976 Tripoli Agreement, (Organization of Islamic Conference) OIC-GRP (Government of the Republic of the Philippines), 1996 SPCPD (Southern Philippines Council for Peace and Development) that led to the contemporary ARMM (Autonomous Region of Muslim Mindanao) have been tried and tested to give life to peace and development in the Southern Philippines. Presently, Balikatan 03-1 that involves US-RP Joint Military Exercise looms in Sulu in the name of peace and development. However, peace and development have frozen in the chambers of polemics, and have been reduced to mere euphemistic verbal artifact. No conscious and decisive effort is made to solicit the real meaning of peace and development from the stakeholders of Sulu.

The Muslim folks known collectively as the Bangsamoro people are vigilant in defending Islam and the Muslim communities from any form of unjust aggression but it seems that we are NOT as vigilant in upholding the true meaning of Islam and the real essence of being a Muslim. In layman’s term a Muslim’s duty in this lifetime is to enjoin good and forbid evil. Graft and corruption not only in the government but even in private and public life is ingrained in every aspect of a Filipino life, be he Muslim or not.

Enjoining good and forbidding evil is to put Allah in the center of one’s life. Such goals need not be actualized through autonomy or through secession. A Muslim can enjoin good and forbid evil wherever he is. This goal must start with the self and this is where the Struggle Against the Self and all other forms of nafs or appetites known as Jihad al Akbar comes in. Jihad al Akbar can be a catalyst for holistic change in Muslim Communities. Jihad al Akbar can be inculcated in the Muslim communities of Sulu in order for peace and development to be achieved. Jihad al Akbar teaches that the real enemy is not from without but from within.

The advocacy of Jihad al Akbar in Sulu is timely and relevant. As a proponent of said concept I have implemented this advocacy as an NGO worker in my capacity as publisher-editor of Jihad al Akbar, a Tausug-English Weekly magazine, bearing the slogan: “The catalyst for Proactive Change”. Said magazine 12 pages 11 X 17 came off the press on its maiden issue last Eid ul Fitri of 2002. It consists of 3 sections: Agama, Hulah, and Bangsa.

This magazine can “somehow” clear local and possibly global misconceptions about Jihad, Islam and Muslims among Muslims and non-Muslims alike. If Islam can properly and meaningfully be inculcated through Jihad al Akbar then Muslim communities in the Philippines and the rest of the world can actually benefit from its universal practical teachings within Islamic perspective by upholding al-Qur’an and Sunnah.

“Conquering the self” might prove to be financially advantageous to world economy; a huge bulk of military budget allocations could be apportioned to basic social services.

The mimbar and madaris will be the media of instruction to promote peace and development of one’s self among the jamaah (congregation) via Jihad al Akbar as a catalyst for proactive change.

The Muslims and non-Muslims in Sulu shall understand the practical meaning and application of Islam as a way of life via Jihad al Akbar. All levels of the Sulu strata shall benefit from Jihad al Akbar (Struggle via Self-Purification), government officials, ARMM officials, military, academe, NGOs/People’s Organizations and or civil societies, barangays, families, youths, and jamaahs in Sulu, spiritual leaders and the madaris.

It shall serve as impetus for subsequent in-depth studies on the merits of Jihad al Akbar on one’s personal life regardless of race, creed or religion.

Jihad-al-Akbar
The Greatest Struggle Against the Self and all other forms of Nafs or Appetites
Tausug-English Weekly Mag
The Catalyst for Proactive Change
Jolo, Sulu
Philippines
telefax:992-63-65/992-66-85 Zamboanga City

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His last whisper (translated)

(Translated from the original piece written in Bahasa Sug: Hinapusan hagas, published Sept. 8, 2013)
Bismillah.
It was one of those days when we had our bedside preceptorials in PGH (Philippine general Hospital) as part of our class activity when this happened. My group was assigned in the Pedia wards and was given a patient with a lung disease to check and try to learn how to properly identify and diagnose a probable disease. We also have a preceptor, a doctor who will guide us along the course of the preceptorials.
Upon entering the wards, you cannot help but feel saddened by the states of our patients in PGH, especially if they are kids. You will see different patients with different ailments: some have inflamed parts of their head, some had bandages on their tiny arms, some had tubes in their throats, and some are even too young to be there (just some weeks or months old! Poor thing -_-).
We arrived at our patient’s bed and the preceptor started discussing things. Some of us started talking with the mother who was there to get pertinent important history of the patient’s disease. Some of my group-mates were already playing with the 1-year old child to get the child’s attention and liking. But I was actually observing another patient then.
Of all the patients in that ward, I can’t help but notice this patient lying on a bed not far from us. A boy of about 12 years of age. Just looking at him you can fairly conclude that he is really sick and already toxic :( His skin are all yellow (jaundice). A number of IV fluids were hanging beside his bed and he had an NST (Nasotracheal tube) placed on his throat connected to the oxygen tank nearby. He appear weak and lethargic, he can even barely open his eyes very well. But he is awake then, as he was being fed by an older male companion, giving him some spoonful of porridge (I think). Another woman was sitting by his bedside, caressing his arms keeping him warm. Then I observed him trying to talk to that woman, as if wanting to say something to her. And the woman, getting that cue, stood up and came nearer. I saw hear leaned and placed her ears close to the kid’s lips. He was whispering something. Maybe he was thirsty, or he needs to go to the toilet, I assumed.

Then my classmate came to me and asked what was I doing not listening to our preceptor. My group-mates were already taking turns listening to our patient’s chest and observe any abnormal findings. Our preceptor started asking questions on the theoretical matters of our past lectures. I tried listening to her now lest she might call me and I can’t say anything.
And then suddenly the ward was in commotion.
We heard a woman shouting. Somewhere not far from us, crying: “Kaya mo yan! Wag kang susuko! Kayanin mo!” (“You can do it! Don’t give up! Fight!”). A nurse came running from her station and went to check on that bed, the woman still crying was now being restrained by an adult man, maybe her companion. Our preceptor stopped from her discussions, our patient’s mother held her son and checked what was happening. We, to, were already looking at the place where the commotion started. At first, the nurse who just came in—now busy maneuvering things on the bed–was covering the face of the patient she was trying to help, so I can’t recognize it yet. It took me some minutes before I realized what was happening. The woman I saw earlier trying to listen to that child whisper was the same woman now wailing and crying at the floor, shouting: “Kaya mo yan! Wag mo kami iwan!” (“You can still fight! Don’t leave us!”). And the patient being saved by the nurse is the same patient I saw earlier…
A few seconds more and a doctor came rushing in from nowhere. He checked the patient’s status and without even a shade of hesitation, he shouted:
“CODE!”
I felt Goosebumps crawling all over my skin. Everything was set in slow-motion like you see in movies. Everything but them, the doctors come running, some checking the patient’s pulse, some adjusting the bed, the nurses getting equipments, running with all the syringes and fluids I can’t even recognize. A young female doctor climbed up the bed and started the chest compression (resuscitation). One! Two! Three! I was unconsciously counting her presses on the patient’s chest. One doctor was already shouting “Ambo-bag please! We need Ambo-bag here!” Some personnel came running with the ambo-bag, then another bringing some kind of curtains to cover the bed and prevent other people from seeing what’s happening, especially in that place where the patients are all children below 19. But the curtain only covered half of the scene, only those towards the other patients, the other side was towards us, and we were seeing all of it happening right before our eyes.
One! Two! Three! Four! Five! The doctors keep doing the chest compressions; they have already taken turns doing this, for three times already. Nothing’s happening. Compress. Breathe. Compress. Breathe. A classmate came to comfort the crying woman, while the doctors try to do whatever that should be done to save the child.
Most of the students like me who were there were all stunned. We were all piled in a corner, observing all these things happened; speechless, helpless. I remember what was taught to us on our Basic Life Support lecture, we have to resuscitate the patient within less than 5 minutes or something more drastic will happen. About 2minutes already passed us, and still, nothing. I was able to glance at that child and for a moment I saw his right hand moved. Some trickle of blood was already flowing from the sides of his mouth as the resuscitation was still going on.
One! Two! Three! Four! They keep on pressing, still not losing hope. I kept on counting each press.
One! Two! Three! Four! Five! –Thirty! Air! One more try! One! Two! Three! Four!
It took us some more minutes before the doctors stopped and declared the time of death at 9:51am. Slowly, they all returned to their stations, some with their heads bowed, exhausted and defeated. The nurses and the remaining personnel started packing up things in silence as the woman who cried earlier wept more, clinging to the last remains of that child who shared his last moments, his last whisper to her.
Inna lillahi wa inna ilayhi raaji’uwn. (Verily from Allah we came from and to Him shall we all return).
This is the first time that I was able to experience a real “Code” in a hospital setting; an emergency case wherein you have to race with time to save someone’s life. It was scary. It sends shiver all over my spine. You will certainly feel the heavy burden of this job I am now trying to attain. To save a life is never a joke, and to lose one is a big burden you will carry all your life.
I glanced at my companions and I saw them, just like me, in shock. It was our first encounter. A real-life, eye-opening experience… and we are supposed to expect that we will meet more such cases in our future career here in this hospital. We were all having that same dream of “saving a life” and somehow in helping other people. But that single incident woke us all to the reality of this profession. That we cannot always win over death. That even the brightest, the smartest, and most skillful of all doctors would come together and save a life that was bound to end, we can still do nothing about it. That we, doctors and future doctors, are still humans after all. We are not God. We have no power over this thing we call “Life” and “Death”. It is all in the hands of the Creator, He who gives life, and He who takes them away from us. And each one of us, doctors or not, will certainly meet that same inevitable destiny of dying.
“Kullu nafsin Zaaikatul mawt”… “Every single being will certainly experience death” Allah said in the Qur’an (Surah AL-anbiya: 35). There’s no arguing with that.
We went home that day in silence, with that heavy feeling of unexplained sadness. But we came out from that hospital with greater determination too, to become better doctors, learn more and get the best we can that we may become more useful for our patients in the future, in shaa Allah!
Wa billahil tawfik wal hidaya,
Salam Kasilasa

Anak iluh (sung pa magduktur)

Hinapusan Hagas (His last whisper)

Originally written: September 8, 2013

Bismillah.


Hambuuk adlaw awn kami pagtawagun preceptorials ha PGH (Philippine General Hospital). Didtu kami ha Pediatrics Ward, manga bata’-bata násakit in dáhun namu’ magbissara iban chek-upun. Awn da isab kami preceptor atawa mastal duktur da isab maghindu’ kamu sin unu in hinangun.


Pagsuwd na mán pa ward, kasusahan na tuud in dumagpak pa mata mu. Kakitaan mu in taud sin bata’-bata’ násakit: yaun na in nanghuhubag in uw, kiyapapalian, sampay agun ampa pila bulan in ummul sa siyasangunan na oxygen iban IV fluid (dextrose laung sin Tausug). Kiyarihilan man kami pasyente, nagtagna’ na in mastal maghindu’ kámu’. Awn na kaybanan ha mga iban ku in dimá nagbissara iban ina’ sin bata’-bata’, in kaybanan isab dimá naa nagpanayam iban bata’-bata’ bat lumuwt kanila. Sa’ in aku dugaing in kiyajagahan ku.

Ha katan sin manga bata’-bata’ násakit ha ward yadtu, hambuuk kanila in kiya-idlapan ku. Hambuuk bata’-bata’ usug mag-ummulan hatiku manga hangpu’-tagduwa tahun. In kahalan niya gaid sin katilusan mu tuud sin landu’ na “toxic” in baran niya: námiyaning na in baran niya dayng ha bayhu’ sampay pa pád siki niya (jaundice), nanglulunuk na siya ha kukulangan, agun di’ na misan makahibal sin lima niya, di’ na makabulat sin mata niya marayaw. 

Siyasangunan na siya huws madtu mari, in huws-oxygen tumabang magpanapas kaniya yadtu na ha lawm guwng-guwngan niya. Gaid sin mang-luuyluuy tuud in pangatayan mu pagkita’ mu kaniya. Awn duwa tau nagjajaga kaniya, in hambuuk malaas usug nagsusungit kaniya mistang, in hambuuk isab babai magulang-gulang dayng kaniya yaun siyasapu-sapu in lima niya. Day’day’ pa, siminyal in bata’-bata’ pa babai, biya’ awn kabayaan niya hibayta’. Kiyahátihan da isab sin babai yaun hangkan simmuk siya ampa diyu’mul in taynga niya pa simud sin bata’-bata’. Himagas-hagas in abta’-bata’ pa babai. Adakala mabaya’ siya minum, atawa kan iyhi’ siya, yadtu natali’ ku. 

Kiyublit aku sin iban ku, mayta’ kunu’ aku wala na dimungug ha mastal. Nagsubli-subli na sila katan dimungug ha pagnaaps sin bata’-bata’yaun isab pasyente namu taga sakit ha asang (lungs) niya. Nangasubu na in mastal namu’ ha hál isab sin pasyente namu’, dimungug na aku marayaw arakala aku pa in matawag wayruun hikasambung ku.

Day’-day’ pa naghilu-hala’ na halawm ward.

Awn na diyungug namu’ babai imulak dayng ha manga kantil masuuk kámu’: “Kaya mo yan! Wag kang susuko! Kayanin mo!” laung niya agad iban tangis. Awn na dimagan nars pa kantil yadtu, in babai masi nagtatangis hiyawiran na sin usug iban niya. Himundung in mastal namu’, in manga iban ku bata’ iskul iban na sin ina’ sin pasyente namu’ limingi’ na sambil madtu ha piyagpuunan sin paghibuk yadtu, in nars nag-ulimang na sin katan ha masamut; kabistuhan mu sin nag-u-uwsuws siya ha katan hihinang niya. In babai isab yadtu masi-masi in pagtangis iban pag-ulak: “Kaya mo yan! Wag mo kami iwan!” Amp ku kiyakilahan sin siya ra isab tuwi’ in babai hiyagas-hagasan sin bata’-bata jiyagahan ku kaina. In bata’-bata’ yadut amuna in tiyatabang sin nars bihaun.

Hangkaray’ da in limabay dimatung na in duktur nag-uws-uws da isab in panaw, kiyta’ niya in kahalan sin bata’-bata’, ampa siya imulak:

“CODE!”

Timindug in báhibu ku ha sumunu’ jimatu. Biya’ sapantun kiyugdan sin malaggu’ aramala, himindung in katan ha tilibut namu’, himibal isab biya’ unus in katan sin nars, duktur iban na mga intern miyadtu katan pa kantil yadtu timabang ha duktur. Awn na duktur babai mabata’ pa in simakat pa kantil ampa timagna sin chest compression (resuscitation). Isa! Duwa! Tuw! Iyaagaran ku itung in pagdupun niya ha daghal sin bata’-bata’ yadtu. In kaybanan nagdayaw sin kantil, awnna nag-ulimang sin kapanyap-panyapan, awn na dimagan nagda’ manga injections iban ubat (di’ ku kaingatan bang unu), awn imuulak “Ambo-Bag pls! We need ambo-bag!” Dagan madtu mari in mga nars, nagsubli-subli isab in mga duktur ha pag-resuscitate. Awn da isab yadtu himahawid ha babai masi-masi in pag-ulak iban pagtangis niya.

Isa! Duwa! Tuw! Upat! Lima! Masi-masi in pagdupun nila ha daghal sin bata’-bata’ yadtu, masi-masi isab in pag-itung ku bang nakapila na. Nakatuw na nagsubli-subli in manga duktur, masi-masi way nakasayu in bata’. 

Wala’ limugay awn na nagda’ tatampan biya’ kurtina madtu bat katabunan di’ kakitaan sin kaybanan pasyente lági’ manga bata’-bata’ in yadtu halawm. Hansipak da in kiyatabunan amun tampal pa manga pasyente iban pa babai timatangis yadtu, in kami wayruun tampan duwal manga duktur nag-uuws-uws maghibal madtu-mari. In kami manga bata’-iskul piyahigad naa bat kami di’ makasimbul. Kiyaidlapan ku pa in lima sin bata’ yadtu kimubbut himibal ha waktu tiyatabang siya sin manga duktur, awn na dugu’ mag-anud ha higad simud niya. 

Isa! Duwa! Tuw! Upat! Didtu na kami ha higad-hiagd timatagad, kiykita’ namu’ yadtu katan. Limugay pila minit masi-masi in pagtabang sin manga duktur kaniya. Ha hikapitu pagsulay nila, wayruun da masi… himundung na in manga duktur ampa nag-declare sin waktu kamatay kaniya, “Time of Death 9:51am”. Inut-inut nagbalik na sila pa tiyap-tiyap lugal nila kaina; in manga nars nagmumus na sin manga panyap; In babai timatangis kaina yadtu na haraig sin bata’ yadtu, masi hiyuhulid in lima niya, nagtatangis ha daghal sin bata’ dimihil hinapusan hagas-hagas kaniya.

Inna lillahi wa inna ilayhi rájiun. Ini in First time nakasaksi’ aku pagtawagun “CODE” ha uspital, amun emergency subay mu tabangun in tau hauwt na sin kabuhi’ iban kamatay. Makahanggaw. Makabuga’. Dáhitun kaw sin bug’at sin hinang ini. Liyling ku in manga iban ku bata’-iskul, biya’ da isab sin aku, kabistuhan mu sin ampa sila nakakita’ bihayni pakaradjaan. Namintang kami katán. Bunnal in kami ini mabaya’ mahinang duktur ha supaya makatabang ha tau násakit, bang kagausan mapalugay pa in kabuhi’ sin pasyente hikaruhal kámu’. Sa’ in jimatu kaina nagbulat sin mata namu’ sin in yadtu wayruun gaus namu’. Way gaus namu’ ma’gang sin kahalan pagtawagun kamatay. Misan hisiyu duktur pa saplag na in ingat kapandayan niya, masi-masi tau ra siya: way kawasa, way gaus. Bunnal tuud sin tuput Tuhan da in tag-amulahi sin pakaradjaan ini. Tuput Tuhan da in makapauli’ sin sakit, tuput tuhan da in magbuhi’ iban magkawa’ sin niyawa sin tau. Iban in tiyap-tiyap manusiya gaid sin muwi’ da kaniya.

“Kullu nafsin zaikatul mawt” laung sin Allahu Ta’ala ha Qur’an. “In tiyap-tiyap ginhawa baran makananam da kamatay.”

Minuwi’ kami adlaw yadtu mabu’gat in pangatayan, sa kimusug in panggawgut sin subay tuud kami humati pa marayaw. Ha mammayan mahinang kami sabab hikatabang pa kaibanan in shaa Allah.

Wa billahil tawfik wal hidaya.

Salam Kasilasa,

Anak iluh

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