Wednesday, December 16, 2009
Alhamdulillah, ana bersyukur sebab dapat post entry baru hari ini. Sebelum ini, ana lebih banyak meluangkan masa di WeLuvIslam. Setiap hari ada saja kerja yang ana perlu buat disana. Samada mengemaskini artikel ataupun memberi balasan pada topik-topik tertentu diforum.
Entry yang tajuknya seperti yang tertera diatas, ana tak dapat nak letak disini. It's a good article, so please read futher by clicking this link : http://www.ikim.gov.my/v5/index.php?lg=1&opt=com_article&grp=2&sec=&key=1849&cmd=resetall
Semoga apa yang kita baca dapat memberi pengajaran kepada kita semua, Amin!
Tuesday, December 1, 2009
- Seeking the Pleasure of Allaah by giving Naseehah
If the intention is other than that, then that person deserves the anger and wrath of Allaah as well as the hatred and rejection of the people - including the one being advised.
- Not slandering the one being advised
- Naseehah is to be given in secret
This is why our pious predecessors used to give naseehah in secret. Hafidh Ibn Rajab writes, "When the righteous predecessors intended to give naseehah to someone, they admonished him privately, to the point that some of them said, "The one who exhorts his brother between him and himself , then it is naseehah. The one who exhorts him in front of people, then it is merely scolding!"
Fudail Ibn Ayyadh, one of the pious scholars from our predecessors, said, "A believer covers up and gives naseehah, whereas an evildoer exposes and humiliates." Ibn Rajab commented on Fudail's saying, "It is naseehah if it is with a cover, while humiliating is with broadcasting".
- Naseehah is to be given with kindness, gentleness and softness
- Do not compel others to follow one's Naseehah.
Ibn Hazm writes that one should not give naseehah on the condition that it must be accepted, otherwise if one goes beyond this, he will be oppressing not advising, and seeking obedience and control. In another passage, Ibn Hazm writes that if a person is mistaken in his advice, he would be expecting people to follow him in his mistake.
- Choosing the proper time to give Naseehah.
Abdul Hamid Bilali writes, "Choosing proper time and place is one of the greatest causes for the acceptance of naseehah and eradicating evil", and as Abdullah Ibn Mas'ud said, "Hearts (sometimes) yearn and are attentive, but (sometimes) they go through lapses and feed repulsion. So take from them when they are (in a state of) yearning and are attentive, and leave them alone when they go through lapses and are feeling repulsion".
- Naseehah that is against Islam is not to be followed.
For instance, if someone tells you to shave your beard, to expose some part of the body by taking off the hijab, to shake hands with women on job interviews, to date the girl you are interested in, to take a job at a gas station that sells alcohol, or to go see the latest movie, then you should not obey. These matters are not counted as naseehah which the Prophet (sallallaahu 'alaihi wa sallam) made part of the religion.
Wednesday, November 18, 2009
SIGNIFICANCE OF THE 10 DAYS OF DZUL HIJJAH
These days are very special. In one hadith Nabi Sallallahu alaihi wassalam said: “There’s no day in which acts (a’maal) are more beloved to Allah than these 10 days. The Sahabah (ra) asked: even Jihad? Nabi saw said, not even jihad, unless he goes for jihad, and never come back (martyred)”
These are the days of Allah.
It’s narrated in another hadith that Nabi Sallallahu alaihi wassalam said: “There’s no days in which the deeds are so heavy and more loved to Allah than the first 10 days of Zul Hijjah.(Nabi saw said further in Tabrani) so increase your tasbihaat.”
DEEDS FOR US TO PERFORM :
1- Increase tasbihaats (Subhanallah, Alhamdulillah, Lailahaillah, Allahu Akbar) after solahs.
2- Fasting during these 10 days (the reward is like fasting the entire year).
3- To read Solat Tahajjud during the nights is like reading Tahajjud in Lailatul Qadar ( a night which is better and more virtues than 1000 months)
4- Fasting (specially) on the 9th day will InsyaAllah expiates the sins of 2 years (a year before and a year after). This is highly recommended.
5- Qurbani / Sacrificing an animal.
The reward is the sins will be washed away as the blood of the slaughtered animal flows. This act of Qurbani will purify all the sins.
( if we slaughter the animal by ourselves, then we will get the meat as well, and it is sunnah to take 1/3 of the meat for yourself, 1/3 for the relatives, and 1/3 for the poor. The only thing one can’t do is to sell it.)
Friday, November 13, 2009
Thursday, November 12, 2009
I was checking up some hadith, and I started finding all these different kind of narrations from some kitaab i've never heard of the name before. Then i found out that those are hadith kitaab the Shia people use, so...I thought that I'd better be more careful.)
Wednesday, November 11, 2009
Just wanna write something quickly.. I found another beneficial website again Alhamdulillah, really glad and now I'm excited to explore the entire website (just have to wait for the right time though..quite busy now).
It's called Islam Network. Hope it benefits!
Thursday, November 5, 2009
1) Love Allah Ta'ala and His Prophet (Sallallahu Alaihi Wasallam) and follow his Sunnah.
2) Have Tawakkul (trust) in Allah Ta'ala.
3) Always have Sabr (patient).
4) Safeguard your tongue, eyes, stomach etc, from Haraam actions.
5) Stay away from Sins.
6) Increase good deeds i.e. offering optional prayers, fasts, charity etc.
7) Seek Knowledge. People who have Taqwa are those who have knowledge.
8) Always remember Allah Ta'ala.
9) Always remember death, as death is the destroyer of all pleasures. Remember what comes after death i.e. grave, when we are judged, whether we will be in paradise or hell.
10) Make Du'a to Allah Ta'ala. Du'a is a weapon of a believer. We need Allah Ta'ala.
Monday, November 2, 2009
Thursday, October 29, 2009
Because of recent abductions In daylight hours, refresh yourself of these things to do in an emergency situation...
This is for you, and for you to share with your wife, your children, everyone you know. It never hurts to be careful in this crazy world we live in.
1. Tip from Tae Kwon Do :
The elbow is the strongest point on your body. If you are close enough to use it, do!
2.. Learned this from a tourist guide.
If a robber asks for your wallet and/or purse, DO NOT HAND IT TO HIM.
Toss it away from you.... Chances are that he is more interested in your wallet and/or purse than you, and he will go for the wallet/purse.
RUN LIKE MAD IN THE OTHER DIRECTION!
3. If you are ever thrown into the trunk of a car, kick out the back tail lights and stick your arm out the hole and start waving like crazy.. The driver won't see you, but everybody else will. This has saved lives.
4. Women have a tendency to get into their cars after shopping, eating, working, etc., and just sit (doing their chequebook, or making a list, etc. DON'T DO THIS!) The predator will be watching you, and this is the perfect opportunity for him to get in on the passenger side, put a gun to your head, and tell you where to go.
AS SOON AS YOU GET INTO YOUR CAR , LOCK THE DOORS AND LEAVE..
If someone is in the car with a gun to your head DO NOT DRIVE OFF,
Repeat: DO NOT DRIVE OFF! Instead gun the engine and speed into anything, wrecking the car. Your Air Bag will save you. If the person is in the back seat they will get the worst of it . As soon as the car crashes
bail out and run. It is better than having them find your body in a remote location.
5. A few notes about getting into your car in a parking lot, or parking garage:
A.) Be aware: look around you, look into your car, at the passenger side floor , and in the back seat
B.) If you are parked next to a big van, enter your car from the passenger door. Most serial killers attack their victims by pulling them into their vans while the women are attempting to get into their cars.
C.) Look at the car parked on the driver's side of your vehicle, and the passenger side... If a male is sitting alone in the seat nearest your car, you may want to walk back into the mall, or work, and get a guard/policeman to walk you back out.
IT IS ALWAYS BETTER TO BE SAFE THAN SORRY. (And better paranoid than dead.)
6. ALWAYS take the elevator instead of the stairs. Stairwells are horrible places to be alone and the perfect crime spot. This is especially true at NIGHT!)
7. If the predator has a gun and you are not under his control, ALWAYS RUN! The predator will only hit you (a running target) 4 in 100 times; and even then, it most likely WILL NOT be a vital organ.. RUN, Preferably in a zig -zag pattern!
8. As women, we are always trying to be sympathetic:
It may get you raped, or killed. Ted Bundy, the serial killer, was a good-looking, well educated man, who ALWAYS played on the sympathies of unsuspecting women. He walked with a cane, or a limp, and often asked 'for help' into his vehicle or with his vehicle, which is when he abducted his next victim.
9. Another Safety Point:
Someone just told me that her friend heard a crying baby on her porch the night before last, and she called the police because it was late and she thought it was weird.. The police told her 'Whatever you do, DO NOT open the door..'
The lady then said that it sounded like the baby had crawled near a window, and she was worried that it would crawl to the street and get run over. The policeman said, 'We already have a unit on the way, whatever you do, DO NOT open the door.' He told her that they think a serial killer has a baby's cry recorded and uses it to coax omen out of their homes thinking that someone dropped off a baby. He said they have not verified it, but have had several calls by women saying that they hear baby's cries outside their doors when they're home alone at night.
10. Water scam!
If you wake up in the middle of the night to hear all your taps outside running or what you think is a
burst pipe, DO NOT GO OUT TO INVESTIGATE! These people turn on all your outside taps full ball so that you will go out to investigate and then attack.
Stay alert, keep safe, and look out for your neighbours!
Source : forwarded email
Wednesday, October 14, 2009
After Abdullah bin Umar (Radhi Allahu Anhu) and his servant and pupil, Nafi' (RA) the great Imaam narrated Hadith and taught from the age of 17 to about 79. He gave service to the teachings of the Holy Prophet Muhammad (Sallallahu Alaihi Wa Sallam), giving lessons of Fiqh and issuing Fatawa for 62 years of his life.
Before the Imaam would narrate any Hadith he would or dictate Hadith to others he would:
1- Perform wudhu or take a bath
2- Put on his best and most expensive clothing
3- Groom himself
4- Put on musk or another fragrance
5- Proceed to the gathering of Hadith with the utmost dignity and respect.
In every gathering coal ambers of 'Uood (a special and beautiful fragrance derived from a unique tree) would be burnt continuously until the lesson was over. In the Imaam's gatherings there would always be plush and expensive mats or carpeting spread out on the floor and when he would arrive there would be pin-drop silence out of the respect for him the people would remain totally quiet.
In the gatherings their would be the students all around the sitting place of the Imaam, just like how a king's servants would gather around his throne. There would be Muftis, Ulama, and leaders present in the gathering.
Such respect was present in these gatherings that anyone who pass by would think that a king must be delivering his message and one who sit down in it would be taken away with awe.
Abdullah bin Mubarak reports that one time the Imaam was bitten by a scorpion under his garment over ten times while narrating Hadith. During the narration of the Hadith he did not stop in order to remove it, rather he continued to narrate until the end. I noticed the discoloration of his face when the Imaam was being bitten. Afterwards when all the people had left, I came to the Imaam and asked him what had happened. He replied, "A scorpion was biting me under my garment, I could not have kept my patience because of myself restraint, rather it was out of the respect of the Hadith of the Holy Prophet (Sallallahu Alaihi Wa Sallam) that I did not remove it.
The car parking lots of movie theatres seem to be always full. Even during late nights, there seem to be always people gathering to watch the latest movies. The movies are usually one to two hours long, yet the audiences keep sitting from the beginning to the end. When they come out, they talk about their favorite parts for many days to come. Sometimes, they talk so much about the movie that they convince other people to watch it also. Same thing happens with people's favorite TV shows or other programs. They remain glued to the TV even if the program goes on for hours and hours.
What happens when suddenly we are asked to sit for an Islamic lecture or an event for a short while?
I have observed myself and many others looking at the watch continuously and waiting to run out of the Masjid. Forget about discussing what we have learned, as soon as we get out, we are angry at those who kept us sitting there for maybe 30 minutes or more.
Sometime ago in a Masjid, a person during Jumah actually stood up and told the Imam to stop the Khutbah because the talk went little bit longer than the usual length.
This happens because we have not inculcated the love of Allah in our hearts. If we recognized that it is Allah who gave us the time, health, wealth and everything we possess, then we would not be miser in using them for the sake of Allah. On the other hand, our heart is so much filled with the love of this world, that we are ready to spend hours behind watching something which we know is fake and unreal.
Tuesday, October 6, 2009
Al-Hasan al-Basri RA said: "What a bad servant [of the Lord] is he! I am speaking of a servant who fits the following description:
1. He asks for forgiveness (Maghfirah), while he is actively engaged in sinful disobedience (ma'siya).
2. He behaves in a humbly submissive manner, so that he may be credited with loyalty (Amana), but he is only pretending, to hide his disloyalty (khiyanah).
3. He forbids what is wrong, but does not refrain from it himself.
4. He enjoins what is right, but does not act upon his own instructions.
5. If he gives, he does so very stingily, and if he withholds, he offers no apology.
6. If he is in the best of health, he feels secure, but if he falls sick, he becomes remorseful.
7. If he is impoverished, he feels sad, and if he gets rich, he is subject to temptation.
8. He hopes for salvation, but does not act accordingly.
9. He is afraid of punishment, but takes no precautions against it.
10. He wishes to receive more benefit, but he does not give thanks [for what he has received].
11. He likes the idea of spiritual reward, but he does not practice patience.
12. He expedites sleep and postpones fasting.
So what are we? A bad servant? Or a good servant........? What should we do? Continue being bad? Or make a change and gain the pleasure of Allah?
Monday, October 5, 2009
Maka seharusnya,dari awal, pemilihan calon suami itu dilakukan mengikut cara yang telah diajar oleh syariat Islam. Kerana...permulaan itu penting bagi menentukan akhirnya. Jika sampan yang dinaiki bocor, maka ianya tidak akan sampai ke destinasi yang kita inginkan...Jika kita salah dalam pemilihan calon, maka......akan tercapaikah impian keluarga sakinah kita?
Kalau dah faham cara yang betul...sini ana ingin kongsi beberapa soalan yang ana rasa patut ditanya kepada calon suami atau isteri. Semoga manfaat untuk semua.
Sunday, October 4, 2009
The funeral of King Fahd, which was conducted in a simple manner in Riyadh earlier this month, has encouraged a well-known Christian priest in Italy to embrace Islam, press reports said.
The priest, who watched the late king's funeral on satellite television, was impressed by the lack of pomp and pageantry in the royal funeral, Al-Riyadh Arabic daily reported without mentioning his name.
King Fahd was buried in Al-Oud graveyard the next day of his death after a solemn funeral ceremony attended by world leaders.
Islamic preacher Dr. Abdullah Al-Malik said the simple funeral of the king had a dramatic effect on the priest's mind, which led him to Islam. "Although he had read several Islamic books before, they didn't have the same impact."
This is the second high-profile reversion to Islam by an Italian involving Saudi Arabia. Four years ago, Italian Ambassador to Riyadh Torquato Cardilli embraced Islam.
"The priest watched the funeral of King Fahd and another person on television and did not find any difference," Malik said. "There was only a single funeral prayer for the two and both were buried in similar graves. This great example of equality influenced the priest and prompted him to embrace Islam," Malik said.
Muslim preachers in Italy had given the priest Islamic books and cassettes in the past 15 years, but what moved him was the simplicity of the royal funeral.
"I had read several Islamic books and heard many Islamic
cassettes over the past
years, they never moved me. But the simple royal
funeral shook me and changed my mind"
Malik quoted the priest as saying.
He said he believed the king's funeral would change the mind of many others. He urged Muslim media to focus on stories related to Islam's tolerance and equality in order to attract more people to the religion.
"I will work the rest of my life for the propagation of Islam"
The 62-year-old former priest said.
Badr Al-Olayan, director of the Islamic Education Foundation in Jeddah, said the priest's reversion to Islam was "very good news." He narrated the story of another Italian who came to IEF office to embrace Islam after being impressed by the large and orderly congregation of
Muslims at the Grand Mosque in Makkah to perform prayers.
"How can you assemble such a large number of people by just making a call.he quoted the Italian as saying. Olayan urged Muslims to do more in order to take the message of Islam to other people.
It's impossible. Only God can do that"
Ambassador Cardilli, 60, embraced Islam on Nov. 15, 2001. "I am fully convinced of the truth of Islam through my regular reading of God's final revelation, the Holy Qur'an," Cardilli was quoted as saying at the time.
Tuesday, September 22, 2009
Oh ya, yang paling menarik perhatian ana adalah baju raya dia! Baju kurung warna maroon, yang nipis dan jarang sehinggakan ..... paham kan? ( nampak aurat macam dlm gambar). Cuma dia pakai tudung warna sedondon.
Seriously, i was practically STARING at her (from behind of course, she didn't notice it at all) for like...the whole time i was queueing! Tiada fikiran buruk tentang Muslimah tu, melaikan ana rasa kesian dan risau. Rasa tanggungjawab pun bercampur sekali waktu tu.
Otak ana ligat berfikir macam2. Nak tegur, tak nak tegur? Kenapa dia pakai macam tu? Macam mana agaknya persekitaran dia di rumah? Sebab kalau dia pakai tudung, InsyaAllah dia paham yang rambut wanita ialah aurat, sebab tu dia tutup.
Tapi........ lengan, belakang dll tu tak aurat ke? Hish...ana muyskil2...sebab tu ana tengok je dia, sambil tengok, sambil fikir...
Ana tak tahu nak kata apa.....Ana doa supaya mana2 Muslimah yang masih berpakaiaan begitu, semoga Allah gerakkan hati untuk dalami ilmu agama tentang aurat. Aurat Muslimah ialah perkara yang sangat asas, tetapi di tangga keutamaan, ia menduduki tangga yang sama seperti solat. Macam mana penting nya solat, macam tu la pentingnya AURAT untuk Muslimah..
Semoga Allah titipkan cahaya hidayah ke dalam hati cashier Muslimah yg ana nampak tu Ameen!
Thursday, September 17, 2009
1. To spend the night before Eid in ibadat like solah and zikir. It is narrated in a hadith that :
"Whoever stands up (in worship) in the nights preceding the two Eids expecting
rewards from his Lord, his heart will not die when the other hearts will die."
The scholars agreed that it is mustahab to spend the night before Eid in prayer.
2. To arise early in the morning.
3. To take a full bath (ghusl) after fajr, with the intention of fulfiling the sunah act.
Al-Nawawi (may Allah have mercy on him) mentioned that the scholars were agreed that it is mustahab (recommended) to take a bath before the Eid prayer.
4. Clean your teeth.
5. Wear best clothes, even if they be new or old. The clothes should be according to the syariah. And it should not be revealing (the aurah) and transparent ect. for women.
-The Prophet (peace and blessings of Allah be upon him) approved of 'Umar's idea of looking one's best (Umar recommended buying Jubbah – long garment), but he rejected and denounced the idea of buying this jubbah because it was made of silk.
-Jabir (may Allah be pleased with him) said: "The Prophet (peace and blessings of Allah be upon him) had a jubbah (long garment) that he would wear on `Eid and on Fridays."
6. Wear perfume (for men). It is HARAM for woman to wear perfume and go out from her house. Similarly, she is not allowed to wear perfume in the presence of non mahram men. In a hadith it is narrated that, a woman who goes out of her house wearing perfume, she is like a prostitude (penzina/pelacur).
7. Eat breakfast before leaving to Eid ul Fitr prayer.
A hadith narrated by Al-Bukhari from Anas Ibn Malik (ra) who said:
"The Messenger of Allah (peace and blessings of Allah be upon him) would not go out on the morning of ` Eid Al-Fitr until he had eaten some dates... and he would eat an odd number." (Al-Bukhari, 953)
-It is mustahab to eat before coming out because this confirms that we are not allowed to fast on this day, and demonstrates that the fast is now over.
-Ibn Hajar (may Allah have mercy on him) explained that this is to prevent people extending the fast and it also means obeying the commandment of Allah. (Fath, 2/446).
-If a person does not have any dates, he can eat anything permissible for breakfast.
8. Also there is Eid Takbeer which should be started and done from Maghrib of the night of Eid to Asr of the day of Eid and especially on way to Eid prayer.
"Allahu Akbar, Allahu Akbar, Laa ilaaha illallahu Wallahu Akbar, Allahu Akbar , Wa lillahil Hamd."
(Allah is the greatest, He is the greatest. There is no god except Allah. He is the greatest. All praises and thanks are for Him)
This is one of the greatest Sunnahs of this day.
9. Go to Eid prayer early
10. Pray in congregation in an open place or in a masjid.
11. Listen to Eid khutbah.
It was reported that 'Abd-Allah Ibn Al-Sa'ib said:
"I attended Eid with the Messenger of Allah (peace and blessings of Allah be upon him), and when he had finished the prayer, he said: "We are going to give a khutbah, so whoever wishes to sit (and listen) to the khutbah, let him sit down, and whoever wants to leave, let him go.'"
-Al-Nawawi (may Allah have mercy on him) said in his book Al-Majmoo' Sharh Al-Muhadhdhab, p. 23: "It is mustahabb (recommended) for people to listen to the khutbah, although the khutbah and listening to it are not essential conditions of the Eid prayer.
-Al-Shafa'i said: 'If someone does not listen to the khutbah of Eid, at the time of an eclipse, when prayers for rain are offered, or during Hajj, or he speaks during one of these khutbahs, or leaves, I would not like this, but he does not have to repeat the prayer."
12. Take one route to Eid prayer and another one back.
Jabir Ibn 'Abd-Allah (may Allah be pleased with him) reported that the Prophet (peace and blessings of Allah be upon him) used to vary his routes on the day of Eid. ( Al-Bukhari, 986)
13. Give Zakatul Fitr on Eid Day.
14. Exchange greetings and glad tidings upon one another.
Jubayr Ibn Nufayr said: "At the time of the Prophet (peace and blessings of Allah be upon him), when people met one another on the day of Eid, they would say, 'Taqabbal Allahu minna wa minka' (May Allah accept from us and from you)."
Friday, September 11, 2009
Hadrat Anas RA meriwayatkan bahawa Rasulullah SAW bersabda:
" Pada malam kemuliaan Lailatul Qadar maka turunlah malaikat Jibril a.s ke dunia dengan sekumpulan malaikat, lalu berdo'a memohon rahmat ke atas setiap hamba Allah yang mereka lihat sedang beribadat, berdiri atau duduk sambil berzikir kepada Allah.
Kemudian pada hari Eid (Aidil Fitri) Allah berbangga-bangga mengenai mereka kepada malaikat-malaikat (yang pernah mempersoalkan penciptaan Adam a.s dahulu), " Wahai malaikat-malaikatKu, apakah ganjaran bagi orang yang telah menyempurnakan kerjanya dengan baik?"
Mereka pun menjawab : " Wahai Allah, sepatutnyalah ganjaran yang sepenuhnya diberikan kepadanya."
Maka Allah menjawab : "Wahai malaikat-malaikatKu, sesungguhnya hamba-hambaKu ini, lelaki dan wanita telah menyempurnakan kewajipan yang telah difardhukan ke atas mereka, kemudian mereka pun keluar menuju ke tanah tempat solat Aidil Fitri meninggikan suara doa mereka kepadaKu. Daku bersumpah demi kemuliaan-Ku, kemegahanKu, kehormatanKu, ketinggianKu, dan tempatKu yang tertinggi, pasti akan Daku makbulkan doa-doa mereka ini.
Kemudian Allah pun berfirman kepada manusia :
" Kembalilah kamu sekalian, Daku telah ampunkan dosa-dosa kamu, dan menggantikan perbuatan-perbuatan maksiatmu dengan kebaikan (hasanat).
Orang-orang ni pun kembali dengan pengampunan terhadap dosa-dosa mereka. (Baihaqi)
Diriwayatkan bahawa setelah Jibril a.s turun, beliau pun mengarahkan para malaikat pergi ke rumah-rumah setiap orang yang sibuk dengan ibadat, sambil memberi salam dan berjabat tangan dengannya. Kemudian bertebaranlah para malaikat ke semua arah menziarahi setiap tempat tinggal samada besar atau kecil, samada di hutan atau di atas kapal yang terdapat orang-orang yang beriman untuk berjabat tangan dengan mereka.
Walaubagaimanapun, rumah2 yang tertentu tidak akan dimasuki oleh malaikat2, yakni rumah yg ada didalamnya anjing atau khinzir, rumah yg ada penghuninya berkeadaan janabah, penzinaan dan juga rumah2 yg terdapat gambar manusia dan binatang dipampangkan.
Betapa malangnya disebabkan hanya gambar-gambar manusia dan binatang yang dipampangkan untuk hiasan banyaklah rumah orang2 Islam dinafikan daripada kemasukan malaikat2 rahmat..............
"Oh Allah, we plead to you, to not deprive us from your mercy on this auspicious night Lailatul Qadar"
Sunday, September 6, 2009
Friday, September 4, 2009
* Seseorang yang kehilangan hasrat untuk mengetahui ilmu adalah semisal orang yang kehilangan nafsu makan, atau seperti orang yang suka makan roti yang bercampur dengan tanah liat
* Jika seseorang tidak mengetahui jiwanya sendiri yang paling dekat kepadanya, maka apa gunanya ia menuntut pelbagai macam ilmu yang beraneka ragam itu?
* Apabila cinta kepada Allah sudah sempurna, maka tidak ada sesuatu kesenangan yang dapat melebihi kesenangan dalam melakukan ibadah.
* Alam yang maha luas ini adalah kitab,syair,lukisan,ukiran dan bangunan yang penuh keindahan dan rahsia.Tidak terbatas tentunya limu dan kekuasaan Penciptanya.Setiap yang indah itu dicinta tetapi yang indah mutlak hanyalah satu.Bahagialah orang yang telah sempurna cintanya kepada Dia.Kesempurnaan cintanya itu ialah kerana ia menginsafi tanasub (persesuaian) batin antara dirinya dengan Dia.
* Membantah sesuatu keterangan sebelum mengerti benar-benar hakikat keterangan itu, hanya akan menjadi bantahan serampangan saja.
* Ilmu hakiki itu ialah yang memberi keyakinan bahawa maksiat itu racun yang membunuh dan bahawa akhirat itu lebih utama daripada dunia.barangsiapa takut akan hal ini, maka ia tidak akan melepaskan yang lebih utama untuk mengambil yang nista.
Tuesday, September 1, 2009
*This was a forwarded email by one of my friends.
This is not a co incidence. I have one more example regarding Allah’s power. Last year Muslims decided to boycott Danish products because a Danish Newspaper printed cartoons of our Prophet (PBUH). To support the Danish government, ALL European countries reprinted the cartoons on the same day as if to say “You can ruin the Danish economy by boycotting Danish products. Now try and hurt all our economies if you can.” After that a deep economic crisis occurred where the economies of all these countries were in trouble.
Allah Akbar. Nothing can match the power of Allah.
few months ago, the Western countries made fun of the niqaab (Islamic Burqa/Veil).
France President Sarcossy had issued a ban on the Viel(Niqaab)
And what’s happening today??
Entire world is wearing niqaab
Allah hu Akbar
Is such a sudden attack of swine flu a coincidence?
Thursday, August 20, 2009
1. Kind of hang around at the back of the meeting before people shake hands and sit down quickly.
2. The old 'hello...whoops my shoe lace is untied'.
3. My hands are full of folders and stuff...
4. Keep a plaster on you (that's a band aid for all you yanks).
5. Let everyone see you just before the meeting and then go 'to the bathroom' just before the meeting starts and come in a few minutes late.
6. Learn some elite NLP skills and say something which causes cognitive dissonance! I have to really work on this one, it might sort all our hand shaking problems out. LOL
7. Be straight up "Sorry I'm not allowed to shake hands with you" Then explain everything in the next twenty minutes. This is the hardest. But if you have the gift of the gab then go for it.
8. Superwoman. Sorry you can't avoid this one. She's so quick, she shoves her hand in yours before you know what's happened your neural pathway is activated and kicks in and you give salaam! Then you realise what you just done.
9. Weak boy. Shake hands and make taubah later. No comment required.
Monday, August 17, 2009
Enhancing Zuhd in Ramadhaan
The best of teachers of mankind said: "The worst cavity one fills is one's belly, if you must eat make sure you full one third of your stomach with food, one third with water and leave one third for air (i.e. leave it empty.)" [At-Tirmithi]
The beloved messenger would also encourage finishing our food so nothing is left in the plate to be thrown away, and he would encourage even licking the fingers (if one ate using hands), or giving your plate to someone else to do the same.
Another narration says that one should not leave even a morsel of food to be thrown away: "for you do not know where the blessing is." [Muslim]
Compare these standards to our way of eating, particularly during Ramadhaan. Every known recommendation of the beloved Messenger is flouted. Food is extravagant and everyone attempts to fill his or her stomach to the brim. It has become an ironical joke that people gain instead of losing weight during Ramadhaan. The discipline and self-restraint of the day is more than compensated for during the lavish dinners. Taraweeh prayer is difficult and often skipped as a result of extravagant engagement with food. Worse yet, the left over food is sometimes thrown away carelessly.
Ramadhaan is a month of zuhd, and this pattern must change if the Muslims are to ever earn zuhd and spiritual as well as physical benefit from this sacred month. Some practical tips:
1- Eat measured, moderate amount of healthy meals in Suhoor (pre-dawn meal) and Iftaar (evening break-fast)
2- When at some generous host's place or at a restaurant, do not feel obliged to finish it all, and have the packed for you to eat later. Don't be intimidated by un-Islamic pride - no morsel of food in your possession should be wasted. Food we eat is sacred in that it is given by Allaah and is full of His blessings - this is our religious value.
3- Invite poor people in your community to break their fast with you; their respect for food and Allaah's provisions is often a good lesson.
4- Remember the Prophet's advice on eating moderately - print it out and post it by your dining table if possible.
5- Particularly while fasting, prevent your heart from getting engaged in something of this world - food, clothes, celebrities, buildings, or people. An excellent religious teaching of some of our scholars is to cast down our eyes and say 'Subhanallaah' (perfection is for Allaah) whenever something of this world catches our fancy to the point of making us forget Allaah.
6- Pick out audio lectures of scholars whose speech affects your heart, or recitation of the Quran by your favorite reciters, and make it a habit to listen to them attentively and regularly while driving or at home.
Saturday, July 18, 2009
Alhamdulillah, we meet again today. Well, ever heard of them? The Native Deen? I'm sure some or maybe most of us have heard. But for those who have'nt heard....here's some info regarding them.
Members : They consist of three young Muslim men who were born and raised in United States of America. Joshua Salaam, Naeem Muhammad, and Abdul-Malik Ahmad who grew up in Washington, DC.Their music seeks to inspire young people to keep their Islamic faith amid the pressures and temptations of daily life.
Background : "Deen" in Arabic means religion or way of life. The group identifies themselves as Muslim, and wear traditional Islamic dress such as kufis and shalwar kameez. Of course, they say there is more than one way to identify as a Muslim, both by etiquette and dress. Their music is hip-hop style, with lyrics on Islam and several of their songs focus on living as a Muslim in America amidst pressures and temptations. Their music typifies the subgenre "positive hip-hop".
At the third annual Islamic Relief "Evening of Inspiration", in Costa Mesa, California, Muhammad narrated a powerful slideshow, projecting images of needy, hungry children from around the world to illustrate why Islam demands that Muslims give to the less fortunate. He said of Islamic Relief
[It] helps the most vulnerable people from all walks of life. People don't understand how much a dollar can do. That's why this event is more than just a concert – it's a call to action.
Native Deen perform at Islamic conferences, fundraisers, weddings, and holiday gatherings (usually in Ramadan and Eid-ul-Adha). They are relatively well known among the North American Muslim youth, and have toured internationally.
Many Muslims believe that string and wind instruments should be avoided in Islam. In order to please the widest audience, the group does not use any string or wind instruments in their music. The main instruments are drums, synthesized percussion instruments, and vocals. Some of their more popular songs and raps include Intentions and Paradise.
Native Deen came about through M.Y.N.A. or Muslim Youth of North America. The project was a gathering of amateur recording artists who've written their own work and MYNA featured these artists on the MYNA RAPs' album. Three of the artists from these albums, Joshua Salaam, Abdul Mailk Ahmad, and Naeem Muhammad, who were all solo, started a group where they could do this professionally, and the result was Native Deen. Their music is produced under the "Mountain of Light" label, which was founded by Yusuf Islam (previously known as Cat Stevens).
Native Deen's latest album includes the track Still Strong, featuring Isam Bachiri of Outlandish. In support of this album, they recently toured Australia, performing in Melbourne, Sydney, and Queensland.
Alright, now..my turn.
When i was reading their background, i was quite impressed. They said that " Many Muslims believe that string and wind instruments should be avoided in Islam. In order to please the widest audience, the group does not use any string or wind instruments in their music. The main instruments are drums, synthesized percussion instruments, and vocals"
MasyaAllah, even Muslim in America can practice upon this. Yet we in Malaysia, not talking about the non muslims. Yes, muslims. Some still love listening to Western musics. It's so sad! Those music wont do nothing other than blackening and hardening the heart. Some still love Ketty Perry ( dont know how to spell it exactly) Akon, Christina Arguilera, and so on.. we know best right?
Come on..don't be so backwards in life. Nabi SAW told us to leave the practice of Jahiliyyah. Yup, JAHILIYYAH. Also known as IGNORANCE. A period of ignorance b4 the advent of Islam. Where ppl used to eat dead, living in a custom of killing each other, gambling, burrying their daugthers alive, drinking wine...etc. They were living in darkness. Nabi SAW came to them, bringing the light of hidayah. Drew them out of hole of darkness and dispair. Took them into the fold of Islam.
Yeah, now we r saying that these western music is UP TO DATE and COOL?? What about the teachings of Rasulullah SAW? They aren't cool enough to us to follow?
One more point: "The group identifies themselves as Muslim, and wear traditional Islamic dress such as kufis ( kopiah ) and shalwar kameez ( trouser and long top shirt) Of course, they say there is more than one way to identify as a Muslim, both by etiquette and dress"
Muslim should dress like a Muslim. Try not to say...."Alah kita kan dekat malaysia. Tgk muka pun dah tahu Islam.." Ye ke ...??? Habis tu.. kenapa kalau kita minat ngan cite Korea...fashion pun kita ikut fashion Korea? Kenapa bila kita minat Shuffle..kita practice buat shuffle jugak? Kenapa bila kita suka cite/ kartun Jepun, kita usaha belajar cakap Jepun jugak? Kenapa?
Bagi ana...kalau kita suka sesuatu..kita mesti happy nak TUNJUK yang kita suka benda tu. Katakan ana suka English, ana akan selalu bertutur dalam bahasa itu, menulis dalam bahasa itu sebagai contoh.
Satu lagi contoh..ade dialog sikit, ( pelakon adalah rekaan semata2..dont laugh. I know this is bad. I'm not a novel writer)
(Isteri terasa dengan sikap suaminya yang menjadi semakin pendiam)
Isteri: Abang ni sayang tak kat Yana...??
Suami: Mesti lah sayang. Kenapa tanya macam tu? Kalau abang tak sayang, tak de la abang susah payah masuk meminang sayang dulu.
Isteri: Ye la.. cara abang tu..'cold' je. Balik kerja terus masuk bilik. Pagi2, masa sarapan pun senyap je.... dulu abang mane ade cam ni. Abang selalu sembang, selalu senyum...
Ok, dah. (Sorry cite tak sedap) Anyway, see, coz the husband doesn't SHOW that he loves her.. the wife became doubtful.
Similarly..if we say, we luv Islam, and proud of being Muslim...Why don't we SHOW it too? We can start now..and create a successful ending..
(p/s) For a person who does not listen to music at all..Native Deen is not for u. And for those who love western/korean/japanesse/hindi etc music...rather listen to this Native Deen, at least you'll hear the word Allah and Islam in it. Not words like love, baby, crush and all those kind which we ourselves know best!
Alhamdulillah semalam masa bace taklim kat rumah ngan family...we read this chapter of Fadhilat Zikr and this time we came upon this hadith. And i thought of sharing it here..Coz its masyaAllah so beautiful. Rasulullah SAW bersabda: " 7 golongan akan diteduhi oleh bayangan rahmat Allah pada hari Qiyamat"
- Pemerintah yang adil
- Pemuda yang menggunnakan masa muda remajanya untuk beribadat kepada Allah
- Lelaki yang hatinya sentiasa terpaut pada masjid
- Dua orang yang berkasih sayang antara satu sama lain semata-mata kerana Allah. Mereka bertemu kerana Allah, dan berpisah kerana Allah.
- Lelaki yang digoda oleh wanita bangsawan yang jelita, lalu dia berkata," Sesungguhnya saya takut kepada Allah!"
- Seorang yang memberi sedekah secara bersembunyi sehingga tangan kirinya tidak mengetahui sedekah yang diberikan oleh tangan kanannya.
- Lelaki yang mengingati Allah berseorangan sehingga berlinangan air matanya.
Seorang yang mengingati Allah dengan bersunyi diri itu memiliki 2 sifat yang hebat sekali..
Yang pertama IKHLAS ( ruh segala amalan ), yang kedua TAQWA ( perasaan takut pada Allah atau rasa terharu kerana cinta kepada Allah) sehingga berlinangan air matanya. Kedua-dua sifat ini adalah kelebihan yang sempurna.
Seorang penyair Urdu berkata: " Tugas kami ialah menangis mengingati kekasih pada waktu malam, tidur kami adalah mengingati Mu"
Menangis kerana mengingati Allah atau takut kepada Nya merupakan satu kurniaan yang sangat besar daripada Allah sendiri. Berbahagialah orang yang mempuyai nikmat ini.
Riwayat hadith menyatakan : "Sesiapa menangis kerana takutkan Allah, maka dia tidak akan masuk ke dalam neraka sehingga susu masuk kembali ke dalam puting". Mustahil sekali untuk susu kembali kedalam puting. Inilah kelebihan orang yg menangis kerana Allah. Hatinya sayu apabila berzikir mengingati Allah.
Riwayat hadith menyatakan juga bahawa: " Sesiapa menangis kerana takut kepada Allah walupun sedikit daripada air matanya menitis ke tanah, maka dia tidak akan diazab pada hari Qiyamat".
Diriwayatkan lagi dalam sebuah hadith bahawa: "Api neraka diharamkan ke atas dua jenis mata. Pertama, mata yang menangis kerana takut kepada Allah. Kedua, mata yang berjaga malam untuk memelihara Islam dan umat Islam daripada serangan orang2 kafir".
Disebutkan dalam sebuah hadith bahawa : " Api neraka diharamkan atas mata yang mengangis kerana takut kepada Allah, mata yang tidak memandang sesuatu yang diharamkan (seperti memandang wanita yang bukan mahram dll) dan mata yang telah cedera di jalan Allah".
Orang yang bersendiriaan mengingati Allah adalah seperti orang yang berjihad menentang orang2 kafir di jalan Allah seorang diri.
Hadith diatas, kalau bukan perkataan yang asal, insyaAllah ianya adalah mafhum hadith tersebut.
Betul lah...kalau sekali kita dapat doa sampai air mata mengalir, terasa sungguh nikmat. Bukan nikmat macam nangis tengok cite Hindustan ke, korea jepun cina ke....lain... (contoh je). Air yang paling berharga disisi Allah ialah air mata yang mengalir kerana menyesal atas dosa-dosa dan takut kepadaNya...