Friday, April 12, 2013

Marilah Mari .... Pergi Mengundi .... Mari Tunai Kewajipan, Pada Ilahi


Malaysian is out to vote!!! Yes, the day is coming. 5th May is going to be the day. A verse in surah al-Kahf (28) has some guidance for us in choosing who we want to be with.

  وَٱصۡبِرۡ نَفۡسَكَ مَعَ ٱلَّذِينَ يَدۡعُونَ رَبَّہُم بِٱلۡغَدَوٰةِ وَٱلۡعَشِىِّ يُرِيدُونَ وَجۡهَهُ ۥ‌ۖ وَلَا تَعۡدُ عَيۡنَاكَ عَنۡہُمۡ تُرِيدُ زِينَةَ ٱلۡحَيَوٰةِ ٱلدُّنۡيَا‌ۖ وَلَا تُطِعۡ مَنۡ أَغۡفَلۡنَا قَلۡبَهُ ۥ عَن ذِكۡرِنَا وَٱتَّبَعَ هَوَٮٰهُ وَكَانَ أَمۡرُهُ ۥ فُرُطً۬ا (٢٨)
Dan jadikanlah dirimu sentiasa berdamping rapat dengan orang-orang yang beribadat kepada Tuhan mereka pada waktu pagi dan petang, yang mengharapkan keredaan Allah semata-mata dan janganlah engkau memalingkan pandanganmu daripada mereka hanya kerana engkau mahukan kesenangan hidup di dunia dan janganlah engkau mematuhi orang yang Kami ketahui hatinya lalai daripada mengingati dan mematuhi pengajaran Kami di dalam Al-Quran, serta dia menurut hawa nafsunya dan tingkah-lakunya pula adalah melampaui kebenaran. (28)

I believe when Alah said, "berdamping rapat dengan orang-orang yang beribadat kepada Tuhan mereka pada waktu pagi dan petang", are those people who are truly practicing Islam in their way of life at all time. Be it in ibadah, aqidah and muamalah. 

Tafsir Ibnu Katsir (ms. 522, Jilid 5) in discussing about this verse stated, "Maksudnya, duduklah bersama-sama orang yang berzikir kepada Allah, bertahlil, bertahmid, bertasbih, bertakbir dan memohon kepadaNya pada waktu pagi dan petang hari. Duduklah bersama-sama mereka, yakni hamba-hamba Allah, baik yang miskin maupun yang kaya, baik yang kaya ataupun yang lemah".

It was said that this verse was delivered from Allah to His Messenger due to an occasion whereby the noble people of Quraisy has invited Rasulallah SAW to an event which only attended by the noble peole of Quraisy and not to include the sahabah such as Bilal or Ammar whom are from poor background. Allah forbid Rasulallah of such act and instructed Him not to turn away from those who are 'abid (perform ibadah) just because the other group are rich and noble.

Subhanallah. Al Quran has it all. All the guidance are there. Only we are the ones who did not dig out all the beautiful gems from the Quran. How often do we recite Quran? How often do we recite the surah-al-kahf? Some may have read the quran everyday, and some may not miss reciting the al-Kahf every Friday night as suggested by Rasulallah SAW. However, how many of us had actually understand the important message contained in this beautiful Surah.

Let's recite the Quran! Let's understand the Quran! Let's practice the teaching of al-Quran!

Think wisely when you cross your voting paper!!!

Subhanallah. Alhamdulillah. Allahu Akbar.


Wednesday, April 3, 2013

Bila Izrail Datang Memanggil

As Salam Alaykum,

Ayah reached home when the muadzin was calling for  the solat Maghrib. While busy with wudhuk, ayah told me that someone has passed away and the jenazah was now at surau. I asked,"Is it a woman or man?. "Woman", ayah answer shortly. I planned to pay a visit after solat Maghrib, however, I was having a bad toothache. Even a pain  killer did not help much. After isya', ayah came home. I was informed the clearer picture.

She was a muslim-chinese lady. She was about 80 years old age. She has just converted to Muslim less than a month ago.  Subhanallah. She has found the right path just before Izrail pay a last visit.  She has gone back home to her Creator as a muslim. Alhamdulillah. May Allah grant her the jannah. She has a son with her who is also a successful practising muslim, whom apparently is the major donor to the tahfiz where my son is now. Good for her. What about us? Are we ready to welcome Izrail to take us to Allah SWT?