A few weeks ago my cousin persuaded me to go clubbing with him, you know, to experience something new with him. And to put the cherry on top of a very attractive cheese cake, he said he was going to belanja the whole clubbing experience. So I'm practically in good hands. Trusted companion [check] free outing [check] no class [check]. But like any cheesecake with an artificial cherry on top, I will usually make sure that the cake is halal and the establishment that baked it is JAKIM certified. I'm having doubts so I made a list of reasons why I should or should not go clubbing.
Why I Should
To get new experience and to study an environment foreign to me.
To make new acquaintances and friends
To make a review of the whole clubbing experience and publish it in my blog.
Why I Shouldn't
Because the place is a solicitor of inappropriate interactions
Because clubs serves alcohol and nothing else
Because female clubbers usually adorn themselves skimpy and revealing outfits
Because it's from 10pm to 2am-4am
Because from past experience, UIA will call students who were caught clubbing to its legal unit for questioning.
My mother gave me her consent years ago to go clubbing. My father gave me tips on what to wear when going clubbing. My friends told me that I should if I haven't yet. In difficult moments like this, I'll ask the Mohd in me what to do. What would Prophet Muhammad do? I think he'll go clubbing only to preach about Islam like he did when he preached Islam to the people of Taif and we all know what happened to him.
I think it is foolish to perform solat Istiqarah to get my answers. Not only is it foolish, it's hypocritical of me to consider an obvious sin.
But being mere mortal and all, I'm still 50-50. Is it necessary that I lick the surface of this denominator of evil so I can forever repel it? Will it be a lesson or a beginning of a new culture? Should I go clubbing? Should I or should I not?