Saturday, June 22, 2013

Al-'abd

Assalamualaykum warahmatullahi wabarakatuh.

Perbincangan oleh Ustaz Ridhuan Rahmat.

Tiga perkara yang berkaitan dengan al-'abd:

1. Perlu ada sifat penyerahan.
Iaitu yakin. Yakin bahawa segala2nya adalah kerana Allah.
Semuanya perlu mengikuti ketetapan yang telah ditentukan Allah.
Ini jelas seperti hadis yang disebutkan oleh Nabi SAW dalam tawaf wida' agar kita perlu hidup berdasarkan alQuran dan As-sunnah.

La in syakartum la azidannakum
Jika kamu bersyukur maka aku tambahkan nikmat bagimu.

Antara nikmat Allah adalah nikmat islam dan iman.

Wa la in kafartum li azabi lashadid
Dan jika kamu kufur bagimu azab yang keras

Menurut Dr Abd Karim Zaidan, beliau mengkaji ayat2 alQuran dan membahagikan ayat2 tersebut kepada beberapa bahagian.
- 1000 dari 6000 ayat adalah ayat perintah
- 1000 lagi adalah larangan Allah

Sebagai 'abd, berapakah antara perkara yang diperintahkan tersebut yang telah dilakukan.

2. Menerima segala apa yang telah ditentukan oleh Allah

Menerima segalanya samada dalam keadaan suka atau tidak suka. Redha.
Perlu menerima kerana ada hak Allah yang perlu ditunaikan. Redha setelah berusaha.

Redha Allah adalah dengan menerima Islam sebagai agama.

3. Melakukan sesuatu hanya kerana Allah.

Lillahi rabbil 'alamin.

Muhasabah diri: Pernahkah kita. .....?

Salam alaykum.

Lama diri ini tidak dihidangkan santapan rohani. Kesibukan dunia tidak patut dijadikan alasan. Masa yang diberkati adalah diharapkan. Mari kita meninjau dan menyelami diri sendiri. Ini merupakan adaptasi dari kuliah Maghrib yang disampaikan oleh Ustaz Zuhdi dalam kuliah maghrib semalam.

Pernahkah kita merasakan bahawa duit 50 ringgit terlalu besar untuk dimasukkan ke dalam tabung derma TETAPI kecil nilainya apabila dibawa ke pasaraya.

Pernahkah kita merasakan masa 30minit yang dihabiskan di dalam majlis ilmu itu terlalu lama jika dibandingkan dengan 30minit menonton TV.

Pernahkah kita merasakan tiada masa untuk membaca satu mukasurat al Quran tetapi mempunyai masa yang banyak untuk membaca novel, surat khabar, mengadap facebook dan sebagainya.

Pernahkah kita merasakan sukarnya untuk mengarang ayat2 indah untuk bermunajat kepada Allah tetapi amat mudah untuk mengarang cerita perbualan dengan kawan-kawan.

Pernahkah kita merasakan 20minit solat dan berkata-kata dengan Allah itu terlalu lama tetapi terlalu sekejap 20minit apabila berbual-bual dengan kawan-kawan.

Jika pernah terjadi kepada kita salah satu yang dinyatakan di atas, maka bermuhasabahlah. Peringatan ini benar-benar menyentak diri yang lemah dan sering alpa ini.

Ya Allah! Ampunilah hambaMu yang lalai ini. Ampunnilah hambaMu ya Allah. Aku inginkan syurga FirdausMu dan aku takutkan neraka jahanamMu.

Semoga hari ini lebih baik dari hari semalam.

Wallahua'lam.

Tuesday, June 18, 2013

My car & the cats.

As salam.

Cat and me. .... Never get along well. I just cannot bear cats even though I know how Rasulallah SAW treated cats with love and kind, I just cannot fall in love in cats. Cats will only shivers me to the spine. Allah knows best. He tested me with cats on several occasions. The most recent being this. Cats in the engine compartment of my car!!!! Phew!


See those tiny kittens cuddling each other. They were in the engine compartment of my car for more than 24 hours. Everything began on Sunday, night, at about 10pm. I requested for my husband to water the plants in my small herbs garden. He did, when I was inside folding the pile of clothes. Then suddenly, there was the cat sound. Unlike the ordinary sound, it was a sound of pleading. I popped outside asking what's going on. My husband told me that he accidentally watered kittens and their mother that nestled somewhere behind the pots. There was 4, he claimed. I guess, the mother was pleading for my husband not to water anymore or the kitten might drowned.

My husband left the scene for just  a short while, upon returning, just to find that the mother cat and it's kitten were gone. It gone missing in just a split second. We wonder where it goes. Where we wonder where the mother took the kittens to. It occurred to me that they might seek refuge in my car but my husband brushed off the idea. And the night is off.

The next day, I drove to work as usual. And drove back home as always. Fetch Sabrina from her school earlier than my usual day, I took her to the clinic as she had bruised her knee badly during the camp. On our way to the clinic, I could hear the cat's sound. I turned off the radio, the sound is off too. We made the conclusion that the sound was coming from the radio.  I started to feel uncomfortable. As I was parking my car in front of the clinic, the sound came again, louder this time. I parked my car, step out and take a peep at the front of car, from the criss-cross aluminium in front of the car I could see a cat. The little tail is dangling from inside. I shivers. I was thinking of the worst case that could happen. The cats might be hurt. We settled our task at the clinic. I slowly drove home. The aircond was turned off as I am afraid that it might somehow hurt the cat as it made a frantic sound each time I turned the aircond on. When my husband came home, he tried several ways to take the cat out. With the flashlight, he could see that it is not one, but three were inside there. And the best thing is, even the mother was there too. One happy family!!! There s no other way except to take the car to the workshop to take out the cats.

This morning, while sitting facing the porch, I suddenly saw the mother leap out from the car. There was no sound of the kittens. Whether they are alive or not, they must be taken out from the car. Therefore, I took the car to the workshop as early as possible. As I waited in the waiting area (perhaps just like fathers waiting for a newborn!), I suddenly hear the tiny sound of the cats. The mechanics came in with the kittens in their hands. I shout frantically not to come closer to me. I urged them to take the kittens away, I do not want them. But I was advised differently. They told me that the mother must be looking for it's kitten, therefore I should take them home. They placed the kittens nicely in a box and later put it in the my car trunk. I drove home. Upon arrival, I saw the mother was sun bathing at my neighbour's porch. I took the box out and lured the mother to the box. As I was walking away, the mother immediately reached for the kittens. When I looked at how the mother snuggled and licked it's kitten, I knew I have done the correct thing. Our problem is not solved, the cats will still be around, but .... I am sure I have made the right decision to bring them home. To reunite them as a family. That's the best I can do for them as I am unable to love them.

An experience to remember by ......

Wallahua'lam.

Friday, June 14, 2013

All in a day's life ....

As Salam alaykum,

I wonder why but I just love to record what happen in my day. Perhaps it is to retrace what I have been doing for  a day.

I begin my office hour at 0830am today, rushing to be part of the raudhah, majlis ilmi, at the faculty. I was at the Dewan al-Ghazali when my phone rang and appear is my superior's number. Duty calls. As it was working hours, I obliged to react for the call of duty. I was needed to assist with some urgent task. I fulfilled. While completing the task, calls and text messages keep coming in. Friday is always the 'customer's day'. There is a long list of student's appointment. Some are brought forward from the day before which I had to attend the student selection session.

Completing it at about 1030am, I rushed to my office with students hanging around it. 'Take turn!', was my friendly shout. 'Boys first, Ok!', I added, as I do not want to be answerable if they were late to the masjid. All 9 of them made mutual agreement on who to see me first. I must leave at 1200 to fetch Sabrina from school. Ah! How nice to have my driver (dearest kakak) to do this chauffeuring task. Miss you kakak.

Afternon at 230pm was the proposal presentation. After sending Sabrina off to her friend's house for a weeken camp, I hurriedly back to the office, only to see another student is already at my door. Got just enough time to entertain the student, I then rushed to the presentation venue. The presesntation ended at 530pm. And its time to go home.

Ahhh..... It's all in day's work.

Wassalam.

Saturday, June 8, 2013

Damai yang ku cari

Salam alaykum,
Alhamdulillah. Tiada ucapan yang dapat aku ucapkan melainkan puji-pujian bagi Allah, Tuhan sekelian alam. Allah telah mengizinkan kami di sini. Sekali lagi Allah memberikan kami peluang ber-rehlah sekeluarga. Subhanallah.
Magnificent. Listening to tthe sound of the waves. Listening to the sound of the running water of the swimming pool. Listening to the sound of the children. Laughing. Screaming. Shouting. All are rahmah from Allah. Allah has gathered all 5 of us today in this magnificent vacation. ALHAMDULILLAH.
Getting everybody together is now a difficult mission. With each has a different calendar, gathering is what we look forward for. Kakak and ibu each has a different calendar even though we are in the same institution. Sabrina still hang on to the government school calendar and finally Hakim who has less leave among all. Alhamdulillah ayah is able to take leave easier as long as it is made in advance. And, Alhamdulillah, today, Allah grant us this beautiful holiday. Alhamdulillah.
May this opportunity come often. May Allah bless us with rahmah and maghfirah at all times. May Allah bless my kids with hidayah and lead them to successful life in the world and hereafter. AMIN.
Wassalam.

Jangan jadi orang celaka.

Alhamdulillah. After a patiently waiting time the Ustaz arrived. Here I am, in the raudhah. May Allah grant me his mercy and rahmah. These are what being discussed.

Golongan yg celaka oleh al Fudhail:
1. Org yg berhati keras. Iaitu org yg tidak mendengar dan menerima nasihat.

2. Apabila Allah hilangkan sifat malu dalam diri. Sifat malu adalah sangat penting dalam hidup manusia bernama hamba Allah.

Dari Anas bin Malik: "Sesungguhnya cabang iman ada 60. Salah satunya adalah iman."

Apabila manusia hilang sifat malu, hidup manusia akan hilang pertimbangan dalam melakukan dosa dan pahala.

Nau'zubillah. May Allah protect us and our children from amal mungkar. May we be guided to the righteous path at all time. Ya Allah, give us Your barakah and maghfirah. Grant those to our children too. Amin.

3. Apabila manusia terlalu kasih dan sayang kepada dunia dan tidak ingat mati.

Rasulallah bersabda, tanda akhir zaman adalah apabila manusia sayangkan dunia dan bencikan kematian.

Islam tidak melarang mengumpul kekayaan tetapi dgn beberapa syarat
- turut disalurkan kepada yang memerlukan
- tidak meninggalkan tuntutan Allah dan Rasulnya. Iaitu beramal dgn alQuran dan Assunnah.

Nabi sendiri pernah mendoakan beberapa sahabat agar menjadi kaya.

4. Manusia yang sukar menitiskan airmata kerana takutkan Allah.

5. Manusia yang suka berangan-angan dan tidak berusaha.

Astaghfirullah. May Allah protect us and not being part of those mentioned above.

Wallahua'lam.

Tuesday, June 4, 2013

Oh My Table!

As salamu alaykum

Apa yang anda saksikan di bawah adalah gambar meja Dr Marina yang kosong. Tahniah untuk Dr Marina kerana berjaya mengosongkan mejanya. Ini adalah hasil cuti khas universiti yang diberi sempena Hari Gawai dan Pesta Keamatan. Tapi. .. Pelajar je yang cuti, staf perlu mohon cuti tahunan untuk bercuti. Apa-apa pun, ianya cuti yang dimanafaatkan sebaiknya sebab sempat jugak mengemas bilik yang sudah terlalu lama tidak diberi sentuhan kemasan ni.

Well, it gives a fresh and satisfying feeling. I felt more organized. I know what to do each morning I come to work (baru 3 hari je pun hidup dgn meja yang kemas ni). Before, everything was stack-up, piled on the table. Each time I came to the office, i wonder which to grab first. Now, i left only things to do first on the computer table, therefore, the minute I step into the office I know which to do first. Let's see how long it will last. ;-p

Wallahua'lam.