Thursday, January 15, 2015

Nesan 2 + 1

Assalamualaikum.

Semalam aku disampaikan dengan 2 kematian, dan hari ni satu lagi berita kematian hinggap ke telingaku. Kesemuanya dari kalangan yang ku kenali. Apakah petunjuk dari Nya, tapi kita masih lagi leka. Dibuai mimpi dunia.

Hari Selasa, lebihkurang jam hampir 10 malam, mesej di Whatsapp rakan sepejabat memaklumkan Kak Rohayati, isteri rakan setugas telah mengadap Rabbnya. Pergi ketika kapal terbang baru saja mencecah bumi yang membawanya pulang dari Guanzhou untuk rawatan kansernya. Kita berusaha, tetapi apabila telah tiba detiknya, tidak dilengahkan walau sesaat pun. Innalillahi wainna ilaihi rajiun.

Hari Rabu. Pagi. Ketika aku sudah siap dan sedang menunggu K.Ros, jiran dan rakan sepejabat untuk ke masjid, bagi menjalankan menyempurnakan sumbangan terkahir kami buat arwah, aku membelk-belk telefon bimbitku. Meninjau kumpulan Telegram kawan-kawan seangkatan di Kolej. kawan-kawn yang sama-sama berjerih payah mengaut ilmu di bumi wakafan itu. Telah agak lama aku tidak berziarah disitu. Aku terkejut dengan makluman, bahawa seorang rakan seperjuangan kami di Kolej dulu telah mendahului kami pada malam Rabu itu juga. Perginya mengadap Rabbnya seusai mendirikan solat Isyak, ketika sedang berbual-bual dengan keluarga, hayatnya direnggut Malaikat Izrail yang datang memanggil. Perginya dia dimaklumkan kerana komplikasi kencing manis dan penyakit lelahnya. Allahu a'lam. Allah lebih Mengetahui. Innalillahi wainna ilaihi rajiun.

Dan hari ini, seawal 10 pagi, sekali lagi berita kematian sayu tiba, melalui sebuah lagi kumpulan rakan sekolah (81-83), aku dimaklumkan pemergian seorang senior yang tamat pertarungannya melawan penyakit kanser usus yang dihidapainya. Innalillahi wainna ilaiji rajiun.

Allahumaghfirlaha warhamha waafihi wa'fuanha

Ini saja yang mampu aku sampaikan. Semoga Allah merahmati insan-insan ini. Semoga Allah merahmati kita semua kerana masuknya kita ke syurgaNya hanyalah kerana rahmatNya bukan kerana kita.

50+, 47, 47 begitulah umur kehidupan dunia mereka. Bilakah kita? Peringatan demi peringatan telah tiba. Telah bersediakan kita? Jika diperhatikan pada angka-angka itu, seolah keluar peluh dingin. Andai disoal mungkar dan nangkir, punyakah aku jawapannya? Kiraman dan Katimin telah mencatat. Amalan baikkah atau amalan jahatkah yang menjadi pemberat? Ya Allah! Ampunilah kami. Ampunilah kedua ibu bapa kami. Ampunilah pasangan kami. Ampunilah anak-anak kami. Ampunilah sanak saudara dan jiran tetangga kami. Ampunilah kami. Tetapkanlah kami berada di jalanMu. Jalan orang-orang yang Engkau redhai. Ameen Ya Allah. Ameen.

Wassalam.


Tuesday, January 13, 2015

Asrama K.Ngah at MITST Alam Impian

Assalamualaikum.

Asrama? Biasalah. Ramai yang pergi asrama. Nothing exciting about asrama.

When I was a child, I used to read the story books. Series of them. We have the Famous Five, Secret Seven, Hardy Boys, Nancy Drew, and one of my favorite is the Malory Towers. Malory Towers tells a story about life in a boarding school. It is also a reason for me wanted to go to a hostel. It motivates me. I always thought that all hostels are as envisioned by the writer. Luxury place to stay with lots of friends around. Full of activities and adventure. But...well.... story books are mostly fictitious. It was written to draw readers into purchasing it. My hostel was far worst that what I imagined. But there is where I grew up - my teenage life.

Sending K.Ngah aka. Sabrina to her hostel last Sunday, brought back the Malory Towers into me. The dorm was luxurios. Single bedded. Six in a room. Large closet. Plenty of storage space (drawers attached to the bottom of the bed). And a study table for each. This is no ordinary secondary hostel!!! A college, perhaps for tertiary education. Believe it. MITST has it.

 

Lucky they are with the facilities and a very conducive environment provided. May all of them are successful in their endeavour to become a holistic hafiz/hafizah. With sound academic knowledge, good Islamic virtues and Quran remembered by heart. May they become the great leaders of the future that rules according to Islamic teaching as stipulated in Quran and Hadith.

By the way, some information about the school. MITST is a full boarding school fully sponsored by Jabatan Agama Islam Selangor. To enter the Maahad, one must sit for UPSR and PSRA (this may change according to government's curriculum review). You can get more information here. The school combines three knowledge disciplines: i) academic (according to Kementerian Pendidikan Malaysia), ii) the Al Azhar curricullum for the Islamic subjects and iii) hafazan. The students are expected to complete their 30 juzuks hafazan in three years time, insha Allah, or throughout their study span in the Maahad. The intake is very limited with only 60 students per year which comprises of 30 males and 30 females. Prior to the acceptance, each candidates will have to come for a hafazan interview and a written test. Application were normally made through schools where they sat for their PSRA is and submitted to Jabatan Pendidikan Islam Selangor (JAIS). Each year hundreds of applications were submitted. Currently there are three of the same Maahad established by JAIS. Those are the MITST Banting @MITIB (in Jugra), MITST Klang @MITSTK (in Alam Impian, Shah Alam), and MITST Sabak Bernam @ MITST Saber (in Sabak Bernam). 

Alhamdulillah, parents nowadays are moving towards nourishing their children with Quran. Insha Allah, we will be able to build a better nation with strong Islamic foundation and principles in the future. Ameen.







Monday, January 12, 2015

Back to Life, Back to Reality

Assalamualaikum,

The school session for 2015 has begun. UiTM Diploma session reopens. One by one leaving the nest. On their journey to seek knowledge -- the vast knowledge in the world. Hopefully the journey, the bits and pieces of life along their journey  will lead to the beautiful jannah, insha Allah.

It was a quiet house again. It's the solemn mood again. The same mood and feeling that I felt when I entered the house when everybody was gone. That's how mothers will feel. That's how my mother will feel, the saddest thing is that she was left ALONE in the house. O Allah give her strength to go through the days.

Hakim was the first to leave the house. He left the house on Saturday, for a new environment. Still doing his tahfiz but at a different school with a different environment. May Allah give him strength to face the new challenge. May Allah give istiqamah in his endeavour. May Allah ease his adaption to the the new environment. Ibu and ayah tried our best to give you the best. Insha Allah.

Sabrina was next, preparing every bits to the last minute, she was sent to the new school building, a very impressive environment for a secondary school. May this new environment able to nurture them to become dynamic al-hafizah and scientist. Insha Allah. May Allah ease everything for her too. Ameen.

Atikah was the last to leave the nest. At around 4pm, she gathered her things, fill-up the car trunk only to find the car was unable to start. Not much time left, we opted for her to drive ayah's car back to Tapah while ayah take a look at the car. hmmm.... a luxurious one for her. We sent her off with doa. Safe journey, hardworking and istiqamah in study. May Allah ease her in all her doings. Ameen. And may success be hers, insha Allah.

The most important thing, to all the kids ... whatever action that you take, may it become the seed that you sow and reap the reward in jannah, insha Allah.

Back to reality. Reality is not always sweet. But reality is what we have. How I wish that they will always be with me. But, the reality says that they will soon be leaving me for their own life and future, And it's my responsible to place them on the right path for their journey.

O Allah! May we (my husband and me) be guided to the righteous action and decision in raising the children, the amanah that You have placed on us. Guide us Ya Allah. Guide us. And forgive us for any of our mistakes and wrongdoings. Never let any of our mistakes befall onto the children. Ameen. Allah thumma Ameen.

Wassalam..
~ mode: missing the them already.


Thursday, January 1, 2015

31 Disember 2014

Assalamualaikum...

Tirai 2014 dilabuhkan dengan pelbagai dugaan dan ujian.

Maha Pencipta menguji hambaNya, sejauh manakah kita redha pada ujianNya.
Sejauh manakah kita memberi sekadar ada.
Wang ringgit. Tenaga. Kudrat. Semua dikira.

Allahu Akbar.
Tirai 2014 dilabuhkan dengan dugaan yang dahsyat dengan air bah yang melimpah.
Saudara di Kelantan, Pahang dan Trengganu, Perak dan Kedah diuji.
Air bah yang tidak seperti sebelumnya memuntah laju, meranap segala pusaka yang ada.
Meratakan kampung yang dibina bertradisi yang lalu.
Allahu Akbar.
Ampuni kami. Ampuni kami. Ampuni kami Ya Allah.

Berat mata memandang, berat lagi mahu memikul.
Airmata tidak mampu digenang.
Kita kekenyangan, makankah mereka?
Kita lena, tidurkah mereka?
Allahu Akbar. Allahu Akbar. Allahu Akbar.
Ampuni kami. Bukan dosa hanya pada mereka. Tapi kami juga.
Bahkan merekalah insan terpilih yang akan dinaikkan darjatnya andai redha dan menerima qadha' dan qadarMu ini.

Ampuni kami. Ampuni kami. Ampuni kami Ya Allah.

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Misi Bantuan Banjir

Sebagai rasa simpati dan tanggungjawab sesama saudara dan insan, Surau Mawaddah Seksyen 7, Shah Alam ini telah memainkan peranan. Bermula dengan seminggu gerak kerja. Mengumpul bahan, mencari penajaan dan akhirnya pengasingan dan pembungkusan, setiap ahli kariah berganding bahu bersama membantu. Indahnya ukhuwwah bila disulam dengan cahaya keimanan.

Tanggal 31 Disember 2014, sekitar jam 11.40 malam, beberapa minit menjelangnya tahun 2015, sebanyak 18 buah pacuan  4 roda 4X4, beserta 3 buah lori telah berlepas ke destinasi terpilih di Manek Urai, Kuala Krai, Kelantan. Diiringi polis peronda sehingga ke tol Gombak, kenderaan melepasi trafik dengan lancarnya. Semoga usaha kecil kami ini dipandang oleh Maha Pemurah, Allah Rabbul Jalil. Semoga menjadi pemberat bagi amal kebaikan ketika dihitung dosa dan pahala.

Ampunilah kami. Ampunilah kami. Ampunilah kami. Ya Allah....

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Dalam kesibukan pejabat dan urusan lainnya, aku merenung tarikh 31/12. Apa signifikannya? Terasa terlalu istimewa. Tersenyum sendiri ... inilah tarikh keramat dua insan diikat dengan ikatan tanggungjawab Adam dan Hawa. Yang darinya lahirlah tanggungjawab 3 permata. Semoga Allah berkati ikatan ini. Rahmati keluarga ini. Dan eratkan kasih sayang ini. Semoga kami kekal hingga ke jannah. Ameen.....