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Better Days

Assalamualaikum.

Just want to share an alternative for rap song fans among muslims. Hope you guys enjoy it.

Craving for better days. Towards a better tomorrow. A better Muslim. For a better future.

BETTER DAYS

by: D-Clique

(Jawad)

In the name of Allah

The most beneficent

The most merciful

The most deserving of all praise

I pray for better days

Shallow breaths are all I take

And you can’t help me it’s too late

Cries for help heard around the world

If I could help I swear I would

(Chorus)

And I, I pray for better days

Tomorrow will find its way

Through the stormy weather

And now, I walk a lonely road

No one standing by my side

No one to hold

(Verse 1 Jawad)

A shallow breath is all I take

Trying to keep my mind off the hardships

I put my faith in God while I’’m falling

And everyday I see the struggle

But in my dreams I can see a day

Where we can’t heal without each other

You don’t have to live in fear

You don’t have to cry

Here’s the day I pray you’ll heal

So don’t say goodbye

And as we age we fade

Together lost, I’’m a slave

Praying for better days

They took the life that I used to live

The innocent faces on all my kids

With thoughts so pure I can’t forget

All the pain and loneliness

Lord knows I try

Holding back these tears and all my cries

I know my voice is heard

But no one seems to understand a word

(Chorus)

(Verse 2 Akbar)

A shallow breath is all I’m taking, looking for that exit

Hopeless dreams, helpless seems, belief that God is present

Fighting for that blessing while also stuck in adolescence

Live and learn from this lesson as we’re guided by that message

Now I’’m lost in that land where a man becomes a sinner

A place where screams and shouts I heard is nothing but whispers

So listen to the angels as they whisper in your ears

They claim to help us here, the final day will appear

Now we must pray for that day and we must fight for that light

All this blood sacrifice will be dried overnight

And in your eyes I see the angels in the skies

Looking to reside in the heavens of the night

Oh Lord can you hear me, listen to me clearly

Guide me to the light of the seven heavens above

Could you steer me? I’’m trying to change my ways

Seen too many tears in my time, now I’’m praying for these better days

(Chorus)

Shallow breaths are all I take

And you can’t help me it’s too late

Cries for help heard around the world

If I could help I swear I would

I put my faith in God

The one I trust, the one I call

Ya Rab

Ya Rab

Allah

Ya Rabbi

I don’t need no one else

My one and only

The only one I call

When all hope is gone

(Repeat)

(Chorus)

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Waktu ibarat Pedang

Demi masa!!
Sesungguhnya seluruh manusia berada dalam kerugian.
KECUALI:
==> orang2 yang BERIMAN
==> orang2 yang BERAMAL SOLEH
==> berpesan2 dgn AL-HAQ (KEBENARAN)
==> berpesan2 dgn AL-SABR (KESABARAN)
Moh! Jgn jadi org2 yg rugi!
Amat-amatlah rugi, mereka-meraka yang termasuk dalam golongan yang telah diiktiraf Allah sebagai Golongan yang Rugi. Mahupun secara SEDAR atau TIDAK SEDAR.

masa akan terus berlalu…

Bagaimana dgn kita? Sedar atau tidak? Rugi atau tidak?
Pepatah arab ada menyebut; Waktu ibarat Pedang, sekiranya kamu tidak memotongnya, maka ia akan memotong kamu.
Sama-sama menuju Redha Allah~
Ibnzakaria

Different but Equal??

Ada satu analogi,

Bila kita melihat sebuah lukisan yang tergantung di dinding sebagai pameran. Di situ ada 3 orang berdiri di tempat yang berbeza. Namun ketiga-tiganya melihat ke lukisan yang sama.

Adapun ketiga-tiganya melihat lukisan yang sama, mereka semua mempunyai pandang yang berbeza tentang lukisan itu. Ada yang mengatakan lukisan itu sedang senyum. Ada pula mengatakan ia seolah-olah sedih. Yang lain pula mengatakan ia hanyalah lukisan biasa. Itu sudah pasti! Kerana mereka berdiri di tempat yang berbeza! (Memang logiknya begitu)

Tapi, bukankah mereka melihat lukisan yang sama?

Monalisa merupakan lukisan terkenal karya Leonardo Da Vinci. From Mr. Wiki: "The ambiguity of the sitter's expression, the monumentality of the half-figure composition, and the subtle modeling of forms and atmospheric illusionism were novel qualities that have contributed to the painting's continuing fascination."

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Ya, perbezaan seperti ini selalu sahaja terjadi dalam kehidupan seharian kita sebagai manusia.

Mengapakah? Apakah? Bagaimanakah?

Macam-macam persoalan yang timbul apabila kita mengetahui rakan di sebelah kita mempunyai perspektif yang cukup berbeza dengan kita. Semua ni terjadi dalam setiap sudut kehidupan manusia. Kita kemudiannya membuat pelbagai asumsi sama ada baik atau tidak, kita mula untuk mempersoalkan keputusan/sikap/perubahan mereka.

Kita kemudiannya membuat pelbagai asumsi sama ada baik atau tidak, kita mula untuk mempersoalkan keputusan/sikap/perubahan mereka.

Sebagai contoh, kita pasti mereka yang mendapat straight A akan ambil peluang ke luar negara akan tetapi dia memilih untuk hanya bermula dengan diploma/sijil atau kursus yang kurang popular di kalangan mereka yang straight A’s seperti syariah misalnya . Atau kita melihat seseorang yang bersikap kasar dan tidak pernah mengambil kisah tentang pandangan orang lain terhadapnya. Atau juga, sahabat kita yang dahulunya sentiasa bersama-sama kita dalam susah, senang, bermain bola sepak bersama dan berjuang juga bersama, akan tetapi di kemudian kita melihat dia seolah-olah orang yang berbeza dari dia yang dahulunya pernah bersama kita.

Hurm, apa ni??? Itu semua contoh tak “related” (kata omputih) lansung. Apa pointnya ni?

Bagi saya, itu semua ada kesamaannya. Dan kesamaan itu terletak pada diri kita. Kenapa? Seperti yang saya katakan tadi, kerana KITA mula untuk mempersoalkan keputusan/sikap/perubahan mereka.

Bukankah sepatutnya kita cuba meletakkan diri kita di dalam perahu mereka. Meletakkan diri kita sebagai diri mereka. Cuba untuk memahami bagaimana latar belakang mereka. Cuba utk menyelami apa yang pernah mereka lalui. Cuba untuk mengetahui apa yang mereka tidak ketahui. Ah! Itu semua mana mungkin…

Kenapa perlu kita bersusah payah memberatkan kepala memikirkan tentang itu semua? It doesn’t make sense at all (kata-kata mat Saleh lagi)

memperlihatkan jerih perih yang dilakukan, KH Rahmat Abdullah sentiasa cuba untuk memahami dan memahamkan masyarakat... Filem yang perlu diambil 'ibrohnya oleh kita semua.

Pada saya. Yes, it does. Ya, ia memang perlu.

Kita mahu orang memahami kita, mengapa tidak kita cuba untuk memahami orang lain terlebih dahulu? Kita mahu orang lain menilai dan melayan kita dengan nilaian dan layanan sepertimana yang kita inginkan. Mengapa tidak kita berbuat begitu dahulu kepada orang lain? Mengapa tidak???

Ini lah kualiti kemanusiaan yang jarang kita lihat dalam masyarakat kita malahan sukar untuk kita temui. Bila mana kita cuba untuk berada di tempatnya, kita dapat lebih memahami mengapa dia membuat keputusan itu; mengapa dia bersikap demikian; mengapa dia berubah sebegitu. Kita juga dapat mengetahui apa sebab mereka begitu. Kita mengetahui dan memahami bagaimana mereka membuat keputusan demikian sama ada bersikap seperti ini atau pun berubah seperti itu. Ini lah bagi saya perlu sentiasa  kita cuba (sekali lagi baca: CUBA) utk kita lakukan.

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Suka untuk saya katakan inilah sikap Dai’e yang perlu ada. Semua orang perlu menjadi Dai’e. Atau lebih baik untuk saya katakan Kita perlu menjadi Murobbi (suatu yang mungkin boleh diulas dalam post yang lain).

Dari perspektif dakwah, kita perlu sentiasa mengaplikasikan skill ini bukan untuk antara dai’e-mad’u sahaja, bahkan juga antara dai’e dengan dai’e yang lain dan dai’e dengan masyarakat. Sudut pandang kita akan menjadi lebih baik. Dan itu satu perkara yang pasti.

Mengapa tidak kita bersusah payah untuk meletakkan diri kita dalam kasut mereka (direct translation dari idiom English – jangan ikut). Tak nak sebab kasut mereka tidak wangi seperti mana kasut anda??? Berapa banyak pewangi yang anda letak?? Wangi harum semerbak kasturi kah kasut anda itu??

Bukankah anda yang memilih jalan ini sudah bersiap sedia untuk menyusahkan diri? Jadi apa lagi, inilah salah satu susahnya yang perlu dilalui.

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Berbalik pada analogi awalnya tadi, ketiga-tiga mereka mempunyai pandangan yang berbeza. Persoalannya bagaimana mereka sesama mereka mahu menerima pandangan yang berbeza itu antara satu sama lain. “Bagaimana” itu lah yang cuba saya sampaikan dalam post ini.

Tiada beza antara mereka yang mahu mendidik masyarakat dan masyarakat yang dididik itu sendiri dalam memperoleh kualiti ini. Kerana bagi yang mahu mendidik masyarakat, pastinya mereka mahu menanamkan sikap sebegini (memahami orang lain dan tidak terus memberikan asumsi yang negatif terhadap orang lain). Dan pastinya mereka sendiri perlu lakukan itu terlebih dahulu. Pendek kata, perkara me’label’ atau su’u dzon (sangka buruk) pasti dapat dielakkan. Bukankah kita semua dituntut utk tidak bersangka buruk?

يَايُّهَا الَّذِينَ آمَنُوا اجْتَنِبُوا كَثِيرًا مِّنَ الظَّنِّ إِنَّ بَعْضَ الظَّنِّ إِثْم

Hai orang-orang yang beriman, jauhilah kebanyakan prasangka, karena sebagian dari prasangka itu dosa. (Al-Hujurat: 12)

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Kerana, pada akhirnya mereka ketiga-tiganya sedar dan tahu bahawa mereka rupa-rupanya melihat lukisan yang sama.

::ibnzakaria::

p/s – mohon maaf atas sepi yang berlanjutan lama. moga kekangan hati, iman, amal dan masa tidak dijadikan alasan oleh saya.. Kereta api akan terus berjalan, tiada siapa yang memberhentikannya selain dari Allah. Moga kita tidak ketinggalan untuk bersama. Mohon doa kita bersama. Amin.

The Perfect Dose of Trials

Bismillahirrahmanirrahim.

One of the reason that I go into blogging is that I want to archive all the articles that I found and read long time ago. By doing this I’ll manage to keep these interesting articles while not afford to lose it as in hard-copy. Hence, I can still review and revise the points in the future. Furthermore, I can share these with others, of course. Hopefully, it will be beneficial to all.

This is one of the interesting articles that I would like to share with all readers. The best thing for us to do after read blogs, articles etc; reflect it to ourself from time to time.

May Allah give us strength to improve ourselves and be a good servant to Him.

Man jadda wajada, wa man zara’a hasada

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ALLAH KNOWS BEST – THE PERFECT DOSE OF TRIALS

We are only humans. We are slaves of Allah who are imperfect in a myriad of ways. Indeed, we are powerless. Everyday, from dawn till dusk, we are always at the mercy of Allah the Almighty. The question is, do we realize it? Sometimes we go about our daily life without even a flicker of realization that we are under the command of Allah. At times, we seem to think that we are in control. Yes, to a small extent I guess we do. However, the greatest planner is still and will always be Allah.

Allah is enough for us

Allah is enough for us

Every time we open our sleepy eyes and inhale the morning breeze during Fajr, some of us make an effort (a gallant effort, undoubtedly), to map out their activities for the day. This commendable action is definitely worthwhile to do. Nevertheless, bear in mind that Allah has also mapped out our activities. Indeed, man proposes, Allah disposes. My point is, it is important for us to plan our lives. It is pertinent in fact. However, we just need to remember that despite the plans that we organized, Allah has greater plans in store for each of His slaves. Indisputably, His plan is the best possible plan.

I’d like to share an incident that significantly altered my view of life in general. When I was in my secondary school, an English teacher of mine shared her wisdom with the class. I was Form Five. We were all engulfed in our books, with pressure mounting as the time flies nearer to SPM. My teacher was quick to realize that we needed a dose of inspiration to spur us ahead. Thus, she mentioned that despite all your shortcomings, problems and insecurities, God does not give you more burdens than you can bear.

Allah does not give you more burdens than you can bear.

That simple sentence proved to be incredibly influential to me. It gave me a kind of confidence that I had never experienced before. To me, it meant that no matter how difficult life treats me, no matter how hard it is to smile, no matter how unbelievably impossible it is to push through the trying times, I can still do it. I can still prevail because that quote reminded me that Allah is Most Merciful. He throws all the challenges and difficulties at me because He knows I can overcome them. It made all the difference to me. It modified my outlook on all the predicaments and troubles that I have to face. Hence, I grew confident to prevail over them.

When I was at school, I admired my teacher for her wise words. As time flies, I gained more experience and knowledge, vested by Allah of course. Until one fateful day, Alhamdulillah, I came across a verse in the Holy Quran from Al-Baqarah, verse 286. The last verse of the longest surah in the Holy Quran. This verse is translated as:

‘Allah burdens not a person beyond his scope. He gets reward for that (good) which he has earned, and he is punished for that (evil) which he has earned…’

This is a verse that many of us recite, especially after Fajr and after Maghrib. It is one of the verses that were compiled as al-Mathurat. A verse that I am sure many of us have it locked and safely memorized in our brains. Yet, despite the many times that I have recited this verse, I never took the time to understand its meaning. Nonetheless, alhamdulillah, Allah blessed me with His hidayah and I read the meaning.

‘Allah burdens not a person beyond his scope. He gets reward for that (good) which he has earned, and he is punished for that (evil) which he has earned…’

Surprisingly, when I read this verse, it reminded me of the advice given from my English teacher. That was when I finally became enlightened. It came to my knowledge that my teacher actually quoted a verse from the Holy Quran. She actually imparted knowledge so grand and meaningful – a testament of knowledge from Allah, the Most Knowledgeable. Consequently, the effect of my teacher’s quote became more profound and significant. The belief I had on the quote amplified. I have utmost faith that Allah will follow through in all of His promises. Thus, I totally believe that Allah does not give us more burdens than we can bear.

Imagine what you can do with such belief? Each and everyday, we are bombarded by incessant challenges that come our way. Some of us are born more resilient than others when it comes to overcoming these challenges. However, the rest of us are somewhat frail and naïve. Generally speaking, people usually judge this difference to be due to one’s upbringing. To an extent, our upbringing certainly dictates how we turn out as human beings. Nevertheless, when we truly rest our beliefs on the verse above, we can scale enormous heights, regardless of our upbringing. No matter how difficult things are or ought to be, we can indefinitely rise to the occasion because deep down in our hearts, we know for a fact that Allah will not present us with such difficulties unless He knows we are capable to triumph over them.

Therefore brothers and sisters, if Allah has the confidence in us, why don’t we have such confidence in ourselves? If Allah has promised us that we can rein over our problems as they come by, why do we still question our abilities and ourselves? Who are we to deny the promise made by Allah who created us?

our efforts count~

Theoretically, it might seem easy to comprehend the essence of this verse and imagine we practicing it. However, it can prove to be quite troublesome to really put it into practice. As most of us are students, we are often faced with examinations and tests to gauge our level of knowledge in the field of study that we have chosen. Sometimes, we wonder if we can answer the questions in the exam. It might be helpful to bear in mind that Allah planned for us to face the examinations, and since that is His plan, we should have the means to successfully pass the exams.

However, the road towards that success is not lined with pristine petals of roses. Let’s not kid ourselves. Of course, we have to work for it. Allah vested us with brains for us to use wisely. True, according to this verse, we can overcome every challenge that we face. But, we still have to put in our efforts. We will not go anywhere if we simply rest on our laurels. The verse should give us the motivation to move forward and shine us with confidence to act upon all the predicaments that cross our way. With the motivation and confidence, we can surely call our greatest might and effort to appear victorious.

As Muslims, we are truly blessed with a rich and colorful history. We have learnt that Islam conquered the world once. That era was indeed incredible. Muslims at that time were different from Muslims at present. They practice Islam like it should be practiced. They were Muslims every second they lived and in every breath they took. It is time for us to follow on that example and prove to the world that we are capable to do greater things. Hopefully, with the understanding of this verse, we have the faith in ourselves, the way all Muslims should. Indeed, the world is waiting for us to act. The world is waiting for us to help them break away from the injustices that are enveloping.

Hence, brothers and sisters, are we ready to shoulder the challenge?

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source: http://bahantarbiyyah.info (again, this website is not working anymore)

written by: ibnhussin for BTi

*****

Wassalam.

Archived by: ibnzakaria

Where is Allah in our so-called “Strength”??

Assalamualaikum w.b.t.

First of all, sorry for not posting any post for quite some time. Thus, I would like share an article (which is not mine) that open up my mind. And I hope it’ll also benefits you as a reader. This article was actually in Malay, but I tried to translate in English (my first try perhaps) so that other english readers will also get the benefits from it, hopefully. The article portrays some of what I observed among the people who would like to entitle themselves as “dai’e”. I observed that most people have a very good view of very BIG things or issues such as in bringing back the glory of Islam (yes, of course I agree); but some of them would likely to miss some small things. And that small thing is what I would like share.

2 cents from me, ibnzakaria.

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WHERE IS ALLAH IN OUR STRENGTH?

Once upon a time, a friend approached me when I was not in a very good state of Iman; facing the challenges of these days as a Muslim. Visible as though I could not afford to stand firm across the day laden with issues and problems. With tranquil eyes and smile, he draw calmly near to me. Tranquility that has been quite far from me these days. Not much that was said from the lips of his. However, I could still hear his words and always bear it in my mind. The words struck deep down in my heart.

I still remember the question that been asked. He asked a question that makes me glued without words.

He asked, what is the strength that encourages you to do and deliver the message of God?

Where is ALLAH in your strength?

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Allah is always there with us

Once upon a time, a friend approached me when I was not in a very good state of Iman; facing the challenges of these days as a Muslim. Visible as though I could not afford to stand firm across the day laden with issues and problems. With tranquil eyes and smile, he draw calmly near to me. Tranquility that has been quite far from me these days. Not much that was said from the lips of his. However, I could still hear his words and bear it in my mind. It struck deep down in my heart.

I still remember the question that been asked. He asked a question that makes me glued without words.

He asked, what is the strength that encourages you to do and deliver the message of God?

I startled.

What kind of question is this? Where is he going with the question? Is this a trick question?

All kinds of queries raced through my mind, but I was still mummed with no answer.

“Do you understand the question?” he asked while carving a smile.

I nodded, though my heart are still not 100% sure yet with my own understanding.

“Erm, well, it seems that there are many sources of my strength. I’ve always driven by other colleagues to do good deeds to Allah. Most of my friends always gave me advices, reminder and invite me to improve our ‘amal every day. Plus, the tarbiyyah that I’ve been through also helps me build the strength for my dzatiyyah. Tarbiyyah gives me a great awareness about the actual responsibilities of a Muslim. I think, our fitrah (nature) as a servant to Allah also plays roles. We as a vicegerents on Earth should enjoining good and peace based on His law; thus, it is necessarily that the elements of fitrah will never refute me from performing the responsibilities as His servants. ”

I tried to convince my friend.

Once again, he smiled. I smile back while looking right into his eyes.

He recognized, “Okay, so, you mentioned your friends, tarbiyyah and fitrah.” I nodded; agree.

He added, “Where is Allah in your strength?”

Astaghfirullah hal ‘azim. The question stab back at me deeply. It still felt till now. A question that open my eyes and mind which were still shallow and short at that time.

Where is Allah? What is the role of Allah in the strength and dzatiyah of mine? Why did I not mention Allah as my strength, while Allah should be the main strength of a daie.

Honestly, I am very disappointed with myself. I realized that the Akhlaq of a man is a flashing of speeches and deeds of the most spontaneous. I was disappointed with the fact that I did not spontaneously mention Allah as my core strength. I listed other factors like the constant reminders from my peers, the upbringing and knowledge gained through education and tarbiyyah, as well as the nature of humankind as His servant. But, I failed to mention Allah per se.

“Astaghfirullah. O Allah, forgive your servant, please accept my repentance. ”

just a reminder

I approached my friend, then sit on beside him. He wisely said,

“Righteously, Allah should be the main reason we are here. He should be our main strength in facing the day-to-day as His carrier of the Risalah. It is not denied that friends help us very much, they remind us a lot about responsibility and practices that we need to do. Our companions will always be with us in either difficult or pleasant circumstances. They play major role in ensuring us to be tsabat in this way of delivering the Risalah. However, the fact is that it all came from Allah.”

“We often forget the fact regardless what we see with the naked eye. We see our friends with us.We see them laugh and cry together. Eating, cooking, riadhah and exploring together. But sometimes we overlook that behind it all, Allah has planned everything. Maybe if we sit alone and muhasabah during the night, we should not forget that Allah is the key that made the plan done. However everything, in the Spur of the moment, when we are around other people, having fun or feeling sad, we Tend to forget that fact. We usually see and acknowledge things that we can physically visualize, failing to acknowledge the superior play in our lives, which is Allah. ”

I still feel ashamed of my answer just now. Shame on myself, shame to my friend beside me and most importantly, shame to Allah. Dai’e should always put Allah on top of everything. There many lessons that I get when I reflect on this event.

In my opinion, it all relates back to the initial intention that we had when we first told ourselves, “We want to be a better Muslim, we want to spread Islam, we want to be a daie.” Why? What was the reason behind all that wants? Truthfully and honestly it is because of Allah, or was there another agenda or intentions lurking beneath that beautiful action? If we truly did it because of Allah, with He’s will, we will not forget Allah throughout the course of our life as a Muslim. However, if we had other intentions, don’t fret. We still have time to repent and renew our intentions. Allah is surely Most Merciful and He loves His slaves who are constantly trying to improve and become a better Muslim.

If we put our strength on our friends, what will probably happen if we are no longer with our companions? Will we still survive and carry out these responsibilities of spreading the da’wah ? Are we still able to maintain the Islamic practices that we do every day?

Therefore, we need to place Allah as our strength. He decides everything. He alone gives the guidance and hidayah to our friends and ourselves. Our presence at this time is under the power of Allah alone. Who am I for not serving Allah as He is the one and only God?

Insya Allah, if we continuously place Allah as our main strength, no matter where we are, alone or together, in Malaysia or outside the country, rich or poor, difficult or easy, healthy or sick; we will always remember our responsibilities as a true Muslim.

Thus, in this very moment, truthfully and honestly,

Where is Allah in your so-called “Strength”?

source: http://bahantarbiyyah.info (this website is not working anymore, just to mention where did I get this article)

translated by: ibnzakaria with the help of Mr. Google =P

Wassalam.

Ulama Yang Lena

Umatku sudah berpencak
Dengus amarah sengketa lama
Dendam kian membuak
Mahu dimuntah
Segala isi busuk di hati

Keris sudah terhunus
Ditusuk-tusuk tidak berhenti
Dibiarkan terlajak
Menikam sanubari
Sampai kekal tidak dilupakan
Walau dimaafi

Tukang sorak gamat
Hati hanyir bermuka talam
Lapik niat dengan logika, tapi
Kaki injak maruah suci
Kalau berderai darah di bumi
Hilai syaitan ditumpang sekaki

Tanganku menggigil
Mahu diapakan, terpinga
Keris tersisip, dikuis-kuis
Terlalu kecil
Mahu berpencak
Tapi takut tak sudah

Mana hulubalangku?!
Di mana kalian, kenapa lambat?!
Hunuskan kata pemutusmu
Mendiamkan lidah bercabang
Tuturkan tikaman lidahmu
Agar menginsafkan
Tutup gelanggang mungkar itu

Wahai hulubalangku
Kerisku hanya panjang sejengkal
Tapi sabarku kian tipis
Maka kutusuk keris kerdil tidak berangkap ini
Ke rusuk lenamu yang panjang
Harap kau mati tegak
Dalam kemuliaan

 

http://ustazhazizi.wordpress.com/2009/11/11/ulamak-yang-lena/

Nur Allah lebih ‘real’ dari Nur Kasih

Ilmu itu Nur Allah

”Aku mengadu kepada Waki’mengenai buruknya hafalanku;

beliau memberi petunjuk kepadaku agar aku meninggalkan maksiat;

Beliau berkata: Ketahuilah bahawa ilmu adalah cahaya;

sedangkan cahaya Allah tidak mungkin diberikan kepada pelaku maksiat.”

Sahabat sekalian,

Mari muhasabah semula diri kita bersama.

Ilmu adalah cahaya.

Adakah dengan cemerlangnya kita dalam pelajaran, cahaya Allah telah masuk dalam hati kita? Maka, kita bukan dari golongan yang membuat maksiat? Kita bukan pelaku maksiat?

Sedarilah,

Adakah hasutan dan godaan syaitan, hawa nafsu dan dunia itu lebih menarik dari tarikan syurga yang kekal abadi? Lebih menarik dari redha dan sayang Allah buat hamba-Nya? Apa lebihnya dunia yang kilauannya hanya sementara berbanding syurga yang kekal kilauannya? Adakah kita jahil tentang perkara ini? Kita tahu Hari Kiamat sudah dekat. Kita tahu mati itu bisa diketemukan bila-bila sahaja.

Kenangkan,

Dahulunya, ketika masih kecil, kita rajin menghafal dan membaca al-quran. Bagus bacaan ketika itu. Mak ayah gembira kerana kita mampu membaca Alif Ba Ta, Al-quran dengan bertajwid.

Dahulunya, ketika masih kecil, kita suka mendengar kisah-kisah nabi. Mahu jadi seperti sahabat-sahabat Rasulullah. Mahu jadi berani, kental seperti Salahuddin Al-Ayubi.

Dahulunya, ketika masih kecil, kita saling berkejaran untuk khatam al-quran. Berlumba-lumba dengan adik-beradik, rakan-rakan. Mengejar ganjaran pahala di bulan Ramadhan.

Dahulunya, ketika masih kecil, kita sangat takutkan neraka. Kita mahukan syurga. Sentiasa bertanyakan ustaz-ustazah tentang syurga, neraka dan isi-isinya.

Dahulunya, ketika masih kecil, kita gerunkan Hari Akhirat. Sentiasa bertanyakan ustaz-ustazah tentang Dajjal, Ya’juj wa Ma’juj dan keadaan Hari Kiamat.

Mengapa sekarang tidak lagi?

Akademik kita masih cemerlang seperti dahulu, tetapi ISLAM kita tidak secemerlang dahulu. Muslim sejatikah kita sekarang?

UPSR 5A, PMR 9A, SPM 11A. Dapat ke luar negara, sambung pelajaran. Ya Allah, banyak sungguh nikmat yang kita dapat.

Our academic achievements as a student go up as our performances as Muslim go down. Nevertheless, Allah masih berikan nikmat yang tidak terkira. Walhal, Allah masih menolong dan membantu kita.

Adakah semua ini dikira Nur Allah telah masuk ke dalam hati kita? Adakah pertolongan Allah tersebut membuktikan Nur Allah telah masuk untuk kita?

Allah masih sayangkan kita. Oleh kerana itu, kita masih cemerlang sebagai pelajar. Sebagai muslim, bagaimana? Jauhilah maksiat wahai sahabat. Jauhilah.

Siapa lagi kalau bukan Allah yang memberikan cemerlang pada kamu. Siapa lagi kalau bukan Allah yang masih menjadikan kita hidup menghirup udara segar. Menikmati nikmat Islam. Mahukah kita mati sebagai ahlun nar – ahli neraka?

Kenapa masih lagi bergelumang dengan maksiat, wahai sahabat. Mengapa?

Nur Allah adalah Nur Kasih yang ‘real’

Tepuk dada tanya Iman kita.

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