Thursday, August 30, 2012

Berdebar-debar

Assalamualaikum readers,

Pagi-pagi tadi, sempat singgah di wall kawan2 di FB. Tiba-tiba jantungku berdebar-debar bila terpandang satu update ni.

"SPM 68 hari lagi"

Dan debaran semakin kencang. Kata orang, SPM penentu segala. Wujudkah kebenaran pada kata-kata tersebut? Pun, aku tidak menafikan kepentingan ilmu dalam jiwa muslim. Ilmu akan menaikkan darjat kita di mata manusia. Sekurang-kurangnya ilmu akan menjadikan muslim lebih mulia di mata orang-orang kafir. Ilmu mengelakkan kita dari diperlekehkan oleh orang-orang kafir. Ilmu menarik hormat orang pada kita.

It reminds me, back in 1993, when I tendered my resignation as an Analyst Programmer to my immediate superior at a well known bank, prior to joining my existing working place, that one sentence really proofs how knowledge able to place muslims at a better place. What was the sentence?

"Marina, before this, I was a little bit skeptical about hiring you. But you have proven that people with hijab like the one you were wearing now, can do a good jod. Honestly and obediently. I will not hesitate to employ another one like you in the future."

These were the humble words that was uttered by my boss, a non-muslim. And the words are still fresh in me. I was surprise to listen to this, and a bit upset at how he looks at muslims who covered themselves back then. And I am grateful that I have given him a good impression on us, the practising muslim. I'm sure things are different now. But it proofs how we can earn respect through knowledge.


Apakah ilmu itu? Ilmu Allah itu luas, bukan sekadar ilmu SPM jadi ukuran. Pun begitu, aku tetap berdoa, mengharapkan kejayaan cemerlang anakku.

"Ya Allah. Aku berserah hanya padaMU. Kau permudahkan segala urusan anakku dalam menghadapi peperiksaan SPMnya kelak. Kau kurniakanlah yang terbaik untuk anakku. Terbaik untuk kehidupan dunia dan akhiratnya. Semoga dengan kurniaanMU ini, anakku akan menjadi hambaMU yang solehah, semoga beliau kelak menjadi pejuang agamaMU. "
Amin, Ya Rabbal 'Al Amin.

Wassalam.



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