Tuesday, September 15, 2015

The Big 'C'

Assalamualaykum,

The big 'C' .. the most frightening cell. The cancer cell.

Last week alone, I received 3 news of the death of the cancer patient. The first was our colleague. Fighting the big C for three years and finally defeated. The cancerous cell invaded from the breast to the lungs. It's all Allah's will. Allah is the best planner for us all.

Visiting the jenazah, it gives shudder. The daughters were seated at the head, the eldest which is in her early 20s clad in telekung, was very calm, reciting Quran to the beloved mother. The youngest whom is only twelve on the other hand seems so helpless, Looking straight in the air. No one knows what she's thinking. No one knows how she felt. Losing a mother at the tender age when mother is the person that we want to be around the most. Looking at her face, she was smiling to the world she is saying goodbye. Yes! She is practically seems smiling. Scholars said that it is the sign of a good farewell. May Allah grant jannah for her. May all the difficulties and pain, shed all her sins away. Ameen. Her day has come. When are ours? Would we know to be ready? How will the kids be? Will they make dua for us? How will it be? Are we prepared for it? O Allah ... I am ashamed of myself. Please forgive me and may I remain in doing the good deeds.

The second news came on the very same day. A father-in-law to my nephew passed away in her 60s due to the prostate cancer. It has been more than two long years that he suffered which deteriorated after the Eidul Fitri. He passed away peacefully. Seems ready to his final destination.

The third one comes on Saturday. A young lady aged 33. Lose the battle in fighting the breast cancer. Not many were known about her. But the preparation was done in our Surau. From the relatives, only recently that she know of the cancer (during Ramadhan), but from the friends, she has been fighting the big 'C' alone for many years not knowing by the family. Peacefully she passed away leaving all the worries.

The big 'C' is just the cause, the surety is everyone will come to this day. The final day. The day that nothing else matters except the deeds that you have accomplished. Be it good or bad. Those with the good deeds will be rewarded with Jannah that no beauty can tell. Those with bad deeds, the fiery AnNar awaits... Nauuzubillah.

Allahu Akbar! May You grant us all Jannah and make us remain in doing the good deeds as much as possible.

Wassalam

Monday, September 14, 2015

Perawi Hadith

Assalamualaikum,

Off late, there's a campaign going on the FB. It's the "Semak Status Hadith Sebelum Sebar" campaign. It is a very good campaign. I 100% agree to it. With the advancement of communication technology, news travel very fast, at the speed of the lightning. People would readily love to pass information disregard whether the information is correct or not. Being an academician, I understand the importance of authenticity of the content. Every words that we pass must be either from us or other any reliable sources that are authenticate.

Off late, there are too many quotes being pass through the FB or the Whatsapp or the Telegram or any communication platform which link it to our beloved Prophet, Muhammad SAW. This is a very dangerous activity. Without knowing the authenticity of the rawi (person who passed down the hadith), one cannot claim that the hadith is authentic and is the words of Rasulallah. The rawi must be someone who is trustable and gets the hadith from a reliable source and able to quote the source well. One of the famous collector of hadith is the Imam Bukhari. He is one scholar that is very careful in choosing the hadith to be compiled. That's the reason for believing those hadith that is collected in his books.

During the recent tazkeerah, Ustaz Dr Rozaime (a young scholar but expert in the field of hadith) was asked, "If a rawi must be someone very trustable, why don't we see hadith quoted by Khadijah RA (Rasulallah's first wife) and Saidina Abu Bakr (the very best friend of Rasulallah SAW)". Dr Rozaime replied:

1. Saidatina Khadijah: Saiidatina Khadijah passed away before The Prophet Muhammad SAW. Therefore there is no use of her to tell the hadith as people can easily asked for it from The Prophet himself.

2. Saidina Abu Bakr: He died 2 years after Prophet Muhammad SAW. He ruled the Muslims only for two years. And during that time there were still many sahabah (close friends - those who had the chance to meet the Prophet during his life) who had listened to the word of the Prophet (hadith) from the Prophet himself. Therefore there is no need for him to tell the hadith. Futhermore, during that time, he was too busy stabilizing the Muslims as after the death of the Prophet, there are many murtads and people who refused to pay zakat.

Allahu a'lam. May this piece of information shed any questions that we might have.

Wassalam.


Saturday, September 5, 2015

Ciri pemerintah menurut alQuran

Assalamualaykum

Surah al-Baqarah:247

{وَقَالَ لَهُمْ نَبِيُّهُمْ إِنَّ اللَّهَ قَدْ بَعَثَ لَكُمْ طَالُوتَ مَلِكًا ۚ قَالُوا أَنَّىٰ يَكُونُ لَهُ الْمُلْكُ عَلَيْنَا وَنَحْنُ أَحَقُّ بِالْمُلْكِ مِنْهُ وَلَمْ يُؤْتَ سَعَةً مِّنَ الْمَالِ ۚ قَالَ إِنَّ اللَّهَ اصْطَفَاهُ عَلَيْكُمْ وَزَادَهُ بَسْطَةً فِي الْعِلْمِ وَالْجِسْمِ ۖ وَاللَّهُ يُؤْتِي مُلْكَهُ مَن يَشَاءُ ۚ وَاللَّهُ وَاسِعٌ عَلِيمٌ} [البقرة : 247]

link: http://quran.ksu.edu.sa/index.php?aya=2_247

( 246 )   Tidakkah engkau ketahui (wahai muhammad), tentang (kisah) ketua-ketua dari Bani lsrail sesudah (wafatnya) Nabi Musa, ketika mereka berkata kepada seorang Nabi mereka: "Lantiklah seorang raja untuk kamu, supaya boleh kami berperang (bersama-sama dengannya) pada jalan Allah" Nabi mereka menjawab: "Tidakkah harus, jika kamu kelak diwajibkan berperang, kamu tidak akan berperang?," Mereka berkata: "Mengapa pula kami tidak akan berperang pada jalan Allah, sedang kami telah diusir dari kampung halaman kami, dan (dari) anak-anak kami?" Maka apabila perang itu diwajibkan atas mereka, mereka membelakangkan kewajipan itu, kecuali sebahagian kecil dari mereka. Dan (ingatlah), Allah Maha Mengetahui akan orang-orang yang zalim.
( 247 )   Dan Nabi mereka pula berkata kepada mereka: "Bahawasanya Allah telah melantik Talut menjadi raja bagi kamu. Mereka menjawab: "Bagaimana dia mendapat kuasa memerintah kami sedang kami lebih berhak dengan kuasa pemerintahan itu daripadanya, dan ia pula tidak diberi keluasan harta kekayaan?" Nabi mereka berkata:" Sesungguhnya Allah telah memilihnya (Talut) menjadi raja kamu, dan telah mengurniakannya kelebihan dalam lapangan ilmu pengetahuan dan kegagahan tubuh badan". Dan (ingatlah), Allah jualah yang memberikan kuasa pemerintahan kepada sesiapa yang dikehendakiNya; dan Allah Maha Luas (rahmatNya dan pengurniaanNya), lagi meliputi ilmuNya.

Ayat ini menjelaskan dasar pemilihan pemimpin seperti yang Allah tetapkan pada Talut. Talut telah dikurniakan kelebihan pengetahuan dan fizikal yang membolehkannya memerintah. Bukanlah kelebihan harta yang menjadi kayu ukuran.

Bagaimana dengan kita? Apakah kayu ukuran pemilihan pemimpin? Yang berharta? Atau yang bijaksana?

Dari sudut yang lain pula, pemerintah yang kurang aqalnya dan kurang kesihatannya, pandai-pandailah. Turunlah dari kuasa pemerintahan. Ini bukan soal politik kepartian. Tapi siasah.

p/s: Sekali sekala posting heavy stuff 😆

Wallahu a'lam.