Thursday, 30 May 2013

A doa that over weighs ...

Bismillahirahmanirahim..

A copy-paste article about a simple 4 phrases of doa that we should all be reciting after our solat subuh..May with it, Allah berkati hari kita..

Juwairiyah bint Harith, may Allah be pleased with her, married the Prophet Muhammad (peace and blessings of Allah be upon him) in 5 AH, when the Prophet was fifty-eight years old and she was twenty, not long after his marriage to Zainab bint Jahash, and as a result of the Muslims ' successful campaign against the Banu Mustaliq who were swiftly defeated after the Prophet's surprise attack. Among the captives taken in this campaign was the beautiful Juwairiyah, the daughter of al-Harith, who was the chief of the Banu Mustaliq.

She was afraid that once the Muslims realized who she was, they would demand an exorbitant ransom for her safe release. After the Muslims had returned to Medina with their booty and prisoners, she demanded to see the Prophet Muhammad (peace and blessings of Allah be upon him) hoping that he would help to prevent what she feared. Seeing how beautiful she was, A'isha was not keen on her seeing the Prophet.

But she persisted, and eventually she was permitted to see the Prophet (peace and blessings of Allah be upon him) and was taken to him while he was with A'isha. After she had finished speaking, the Prophet thought for a moment, and then said, "Shall I tell you what would be better than this?"
 
He then asked her to marry him, and she immediately accepted. Although Juwairiyah was young and beautiful and of noble lineage, the Prophet (peace and blessings of Allah be upon him) was thinking of how to save her and all her tribe from an ignoble fate. By marrying Juwairiyah, the Banu Mustaliq would be able to enter Islam with honor, and with the humiliation of their recent defeat removed, so that it would no longer be felt necessary by them to embark on a war of vengeance that would have continued until one of the two parties had been annihilated. As soon as the marriage was announced, all the booty that had been taken from the Banu Mustaliq was returned, and all the captives were set free, for they were now the in laws of the Prophet Muhammad (peace and blessings of Allah be upon him). Thus A'isha once said of Juwairiyah, "I know of no woman who was more of a blessing to her people than Juwairiyah bint al-Harith." After they were married, the Prophet (peace and blessings of Allah be upon him) changed her name was Barra to Juwairiyah.

It has been related by Juwairiyah that early one morning the Messenger (peace and blessings of Allah be upon him) left her room while she was doing the dawn prayer. He returned later that morning and she was still sitting in the same place. "have you been sitting in the same place since I left you?" he asked. "Yes," she replied. Whereupon the Prophet said, "I recited four phrases three times after I left you, and if these were to be weighed against what you have been reciting since dawn, they would still outweigh them. They are: 'Glory be to Allah and Praise be to Him as much as the number of his creations, and His pleasure, and the weight of His Throne, and the ink of His words.'"

Which reminds us of the following ayat of the Qur'an: 
"Say: 'If the sea were the ink for the words of My Lord, truly the sea would be used up before the words of my Lord were completed, and even if We used the same again to assist." [Qur'an 18:109]
 
Juwairiyah was married to the Prophet (peace and blessings of Allah be upon him) for six years, and lived for another thirty-nine years after his death, dying in 50 AH at the age of sixty-five, may Allah be pleased with her.

Wallahualam...


Friday, 17 May 2013

Be afraid..be very afraid...




Rasulullah  SAW bersabda: 

اَللّهُمَّ بَارِكْ لَنَا فِي رَجَب وَشَعْبَانَ، وَبَلِّغْنَا شَهْرَ رَمَضَانَ، واَعِنَّا عَلَى الصِّيَامِ وَالْقِيَامِ وَحِفْظِ اللِّسَانِ، وَغَضِّ الْبَصَرِ، وَلاَ تَجْعَلْ حَظَّـنَا مِنْهُ الْجُوعَ وَالْعَطَشَ

“Bulan Rejab adalah bulan Allah Yang Maha Agung, tidak ada bulan yang menandingi kemuliaan dan keutamaannya. Di dalamnya diharamkan berperang dengan orang-orang kafir, karena bulan Rejab adalah bulan Allah, Sya’ban adalah bulanku dan Ramadhan adalah bulan ummatku. Sesiapa yang berpuasa sehari di dalamnya wajib baginya memperoleh redha Allah, dijauhkan dari murkanya, dan diselamatkan dari semua pintu neraka.”


"If the PM have at least 50% of the characters and conducts of Nik Aziz,Malaysia will be in a much better state"..one of the non-muslim friends shouted his opinion out.

Bila terdengar kata-kata ini, nothing political that I relate it to..no BN no PAS no PKR...Just words to myself betapa Allah s.w.t Maha Esa membuatkan the kafir 'lihat'..Terharu pun ada, sayu pun ada..if a non-muslim could see the beauty of Islam, kita yang sedia Islam sejak lahir ini kurang appreciative who we are wholeheartedly.

We are distracted..
Based on my personal experience,I rasa most of us tidak ada perasaan takut dalam diri about the life after.Most of us takut akan hal dunia lebih dari kita takutkan amalan kita..Takut tidak ada kerja,takut tidak ada rumah,takut bercerai suami isteri,takut sakit,takut itu dan ini..Yes bagus ada takut akan hal dunia, tapi I feel those fear alone is not enough to open up our eyes and hearts to repent. We still do things illicitly dengan sangkaan kita masih ada masa untuk bertaubat...

We are inconsiderate...
Betapa lemah dan lalainya kita indeed...because sometimes,without us noticing it, perlakuan kita memberi impak pada orang lain untuk menjadi 'lemah','memberontak' dan berdosa juga...For an instance,betapa foolish and rebelious I was taking so seriously on the amiss actions of my loved ones last time ..betapa selalunya kita terlalu ikutkan marah hati sehingga tanpa intention kita juga membuatkan hati lain juga terluka ...

We forget to conserve ourselves...
Most of the times when we see comments and thier profile photo(s) dalam FB, we could predict what kind of a person she/he is bukan?.memang sayu,kertas gulung universiti bergulung-gulung,tetapi mindset,tingkah laku and kata-kata tidak langsung menunjukkan adanya ilmu..be it for the singles and the married ones..sometimes terasa segan saudara seagama kita bersifat begitu...I learn from my own wrongs and from melihat kebaikan/kekurangan orang..and when I talk about this im not saying im perfect, kerana alhamdulillah, the immence level of fear of Allah's promises pushed me to write this post.

Flashing back on what I have done,dari silap yang mengeluarkan air mata ibubapa sampai ke kesilapan yang remeh mengarut..Im not an inch away from feeling remorseful..takut..all that makes my heart berdebar-debar kalau-kalau during the day of judgement nanti, I will receive my 'book' in my left hand..takutnya kalau Im in the queue to be thrown dalam api neraka..sedangkan terkena papercut pun kita sudah sakit kepedihan,what more on the burning fire of hell..or I dont need to go 'there' yet , just imagine kedatangan malaikat in our grave..bunyi guruh dunia pun sudah kita gerun,inikan pula suara malaikat Allah swt yang tahu akan dosa kita..bukan bererti Islam itu menakutkan..Tidak!The rewards are so beautiful that I takut Im not qualified to earn it and it is proven in the Quran...

"(Bahkan keadaannya) tetap benar lagi menjadi pengawas turunnya Al-Quran untuk memberi amaran (kepada orang-orang yang ingkar) dengan azab yang seberat-beratnya dari sisi Allah,dan memberi berita gembira kepada orang-orang yang beriman,yang mengerjakan amal-amal soleh,bahawa mereka akan beroleh balasan yang  baik"
 ~ surah Al-Kahfi : Ayat 2

"Dan orang yang bertakwa kepada Rabb-nya dibawa ke syurga berombongan, apabila mereka sampai ke syurga itu, pintunya terbuka dan berkatalah kepada mereka penjaganya: Kesejahteraan dilimpahkan atasmu, berbahagialah kamu, masukilah syurga ini, sedang kamu kekal di dalamnya.” 
~surah Az-Zumar: Ayat 73

Kalau di dunia kita boleh merasa sebak sekiranya ibubapa/suami/isteri kita memalingkan muka benci/menyampah kepada kita..ini kan pula kalau-kalau Nabi Muhammad s.a.w sendiri  menyampah dengan kita atas perilaku..betapa tingginya harapan baginda s.a.w terhadap kita..betapa sayangnya baginda s.a.w sehinggakan ke nafas terakhir pun baginda s.a.w memohon pada Allah s.w.t supaya azab kita diringankan...and yet we are who we are today? Malunya....

Nabi Muhammad s.a.w sanggup menunggu semua ummatnya sebelum baginda s.a.w masuk ke dalam syurga..betapa tidak sanggupnya dia (pbuh) meninggalkan kita...tidak kasihan kah kita pada pengorbanan nabi muhammad s.a.w kita? Tingginya pengorbanan Nabi Muhammad s.a.w menyampaikan Islam dan quran pada kita sehinggakan berdarah-darah tubuh badan nabi s.a.w?Bayangkan lah wahai brothers and sisters,kalau-kalau suami/isteri/saudara kita yang berdarah-darah semata-mata untuk memberi kita sepinggan nasi..kerana hanya dengan nasi itu sahaja lah kita tidak akan berasa sakit kelaparan.sekiranya kita tidak makan nasi itu bukankah kita yang sakit?Bukankah kita yang rugi?A simple analogy how precious Islam is.

Biarlah kalau yesterday we were in the 'darkness', biarlah kalau yesterday we hurt our loved ones, biarlah apa orang mahu katakan about who we were yesterday...and let it be juga kalau-kalau orang in our perimeter sobered us,or crushed hati kita,or tidak berlaku adil pada kita,or menipu kita,or mengambil periuk nasi kita,or kutuk ludah caci kita sehinggakan disuruh mati,or make a fun topic of us,or selalu harbour bad thoughts about kita...just remember Nabi Muhammad saw experienced worse dari kita...what we could now start with is..we pray for us all so that kita semua BERINGAT akan janji Allah swt..once we see whats waiting for us 'there', inn sya allah we will be more concious of our conducts selepas ini...

In conjuction with the entrance of Rejab (last 11th May 2013), alhamdulillah, many of us ambil peluang to make it up for our dosa-dosa lalu.Ambil lah peluang ini sebelum Allah swt tarik peluang itu. Watch this video, inn sya Allah, Allah akan buka hati kita untuk sedar betapa dahsyatnya amaran yang ingin disampaikanNya..melalui Al-QuranNya dan melalui kekasihNya Nabi Muhammad s.a.w....

It is said that surah ini dapat melindungi kita di alam kubur nanti...lets make a habit to read it before we go to sleep every night..if possible memorize it by heart..30 verses sahaja .A note to myself too..inn sya allah..

For the fadhilat of surah al mulk..do read it here

Wallahualam


Monday, 13 May 2013

Allah masih sayangkan saya...



I saw a short video clip few nights back about how this beautiful lady yang transformed into a better muslim. It was a brief clip about her transformation but it bring tears and I never felt more inspired. I thanked Allah swt for had given me these 'sights' to really see and listen to the true meaning of life. To surrender to HIM. That is all He ever wanted.

Alhamdulillah Allah masih sayangkan saya...He gave me this most precious gift called hidayah too not too long ago..Allah swt berfirman yang bermaksud: “Sesiapa yang Allah kehendaki mendapat hidayah nescaya dilapangkan dadanya untuk menerima Islam dan sesiapa yang dikehendaki sesat nescaya dijadikan dadanya sempit dan sesak seolah-seolah naik ke langit. Demikianlah Allah menimpakan kehinaan kepada orang yang tidak beriman.” (Surah al-An’am, ayat 125).Bergenang air mata membaca kalimah ini...too deep...here it says, banyak mana pun kita cuba untuk membawa seseorang pada kebaikan, tetapi tanpa kemahuan Allah, seseorang itu tidak akan berubah...Maksudnya, kita yang sudah dapat melihat ini adalah sebenarnya pilihan Allah swt itu sendiri... :') betapa bertuahnya kita..syukur alhamdulillah...

I can consider myself to be raised in a modern environment. Not saying we were wealthy but cukup seadanya. As I was growing up, my perspective about Islam was uncertain. Sembahyang pun kerana disuruh oleh parents, mengaji pun sebab disuruh oleh parents and etc. And ilmu about Islam was executed according to the book semata-mata. Bukan kerana hati. Mungkin ikhlas mungkin tidak..I cant recall.. I dont know how to put it into words but I really hope you understand what Im trying to say..Therefore when I was a kid,due to the lack of Islam understanding, I always look down on most people yang kuat agama ..para ulamak.para imam..girls and ladies in hijab.. All I could only see in them is "restriction".Dari sekolah rendah sampai lah ke matrikulasi..sampai lah ke university...Allah swt sebenarnya sudah pun showed me the path..I was just too 'degil' to surrender :'( . Allah sudah beri I nikmat membaca sejak umur 7 tahun, tapi tidak pernah Al-Quran atau buku agama yang menjadi pilihan..Believe it or not, I started hafal ayat kursi when I was at the age of 19. Right after high school.Kalau dulu...bacaan solat pun just as lips service sahaja..tidak difaham apa yang dibaca..daily life pun untuk tujuan dunia semata-mata..pergaulan,kata-kata,perbuatan dan tingkah laku yang tidak langsung berfikiran jauh..tidak langsung terfikir kalau2 perbuatan I would lukakan hati orang especialy hati ibubapa dan saudara mara...Mengalir airmata I mengenangkan air mata ibu di atas segala perbuatan I dulu..menyesal..Memang benar lah apa yang tertulis in the quran yang bermaksud seperti..."Manusia itu rugi kerana perbuatannya sendiri".

What had happend to both me and husband for the past couple of weeks memang sangat challenging. Another great evaluation from Allah swt to test my patient and my iman. Tipu lah kalau I kata I tak marah pada pihak-pihak itu,but Im taking all that as an ujian..I know Allah's plan is the best dimana kita tidak mengetahuinya. Mungkin ada salah silap kita entah dimana..Mungkin Allah rindukan kita..Mungkin Allah mahu kita ber'bual' lebih lama denganNya...Bukan sekadar ber'bual' 5 kali sehari semata-mata ..Mungkin Allah mahukan kita lebih dekat denganNya dengan memberi sedikit luka dan ujian...Mungkin Allah mahu kita kembali kepadaNya kerana Allah could foresee kita sedang dihanyutkan oleh nafsu persekitaran dunia yang indah di mata...Mungkin Allah mahu menguji kesetiaan kita pada DIA and pada pasangan hidup kita? Bukankah Allah swt tidak akan beri ujian kalau kita tidak dapat menanggungnya?

And with the conjuction pula with the GE lately , I dapat lihat the beauty and faham tujuan Islam menyuruh kita berhati-hati menjaga hati sesama saudara and secara tidak langsung, I faham mengapa Allah swt menyuruh hambaNya khusyuk dalam bersolat, I faham mengapa Al-Quran diturunkan..I faham why Islam asks us to berhijab. Jauh mendalam maksudnya ini if you could only see..Berhijab tidak semestinya untuk wanita sahaja. Yes,secara zahirnya, wanita disuruh berhijab. Tetapi, Islam juga mengajar supaya kaum lelaki untuk berhijab. Berhijab dangan menjaga adab,menjaga pergaulan..menjaga hati..itulah sebenarnya berhijab. As a common reason,untuk menjaga aurat dari pandangan bukan muhrim. Tetapi kalau kita dalami betul-betul, berhijab ini adalah untuk mengelakkan duka lara.

Alhamdulillah Allah masih sayangkan saya ..as always..nothing could comfort me when Im in tears or when Im lost..Tangisan mengadu denganNya seolah-olah anak kecil mengadu kepada ibunya..air mata suam membasahi tapak tangan tidak pernah lekang...teresak-esak perkataan ditemani cahaya malam...walaupun begitu.. HE still listens even though HE knew everything...HE knew what Im about to say even before I told HIM anything..and HE kept it to HIMself kerana HE knows HE is all I got....kerana DIA lah Maha Mengetahui lagi Maha Mengasihani..

Alhamdulillah Allah masih sayangkan saya, HE knows I have 'nobody' to lead me to HIM and yet HE let me be with 'something' that can bring me nearer to HIM..Begitu sayangnya Allah pada semua makhlukNya...if you could only see...begitu rindunya Allah swt pada semua ciptaanNya...if you could only feel...I have no qualification to preach but I hope with my small corner of blog ni, Allah will be pleased with me and may Allah lembutkan dan berikan lebih banyak hidayah kepada kita...Cubalah my dear brothers and sisters,ingatlah Allah swt in our every breath..you may call me insane, but I boleh menangis just by thinking of HIM....

p/s: To my dear husband, senyum lah, due to your simple good deed by getting me this phone, Ive been using it for a good course. Memang itulah nawaitu I sejak you told me about getting us better phones..And ingatlah wahai sayang,setiap perkara baik yang I lakukan, inn sya allah you will also get the credits .. :) And I hope you will do the same with yours too..

p/s: To my beloved umi and ayah, thank you so much and senyumlah , for every letters and numbers that you have taught me, Allah will reward you profusely..on top of that, Im using them in my du'a for both of you, May Allah protect you from any pain and place you into His jannah..

p/s: To my muslims brothers and sisters, senyumlah kerana kita ada Al-Quran...bacalah kerana ia merawat duka..fahamilah kerana itu lah 'surat cinta' Allah pada kita..dan submit lah to Allah semata-mata, berjuanglah keranaNya...bermulalah dengan diri kita..jangan dihiraukan apa yang orang kata kerana bukan harta dunia yang dikira akhirnya...I was once warned to 'take it slow' in my spreading of words of Islam...A statement from a very close person..a very close person indeed..Terasa sebak dan hanya terdiam mengawal hormat...she's concern about what people might talk about me... I menangis dalam diam and paused for a while...but....

Alhamdulillah Allah masih sayangkan saya, because, HE 'told' me to be more concerned of tanggapanNya dari I hiraukan tanggapan makhluk ciptaanNya...


Wallahualam...