Siangku tak selalu dalam iman yang teguh. Malamku tak sentiasa dibasahi airmata taubat. Pagiku tak selalu terhias oleh zikir pada MU. Begitulah si lemah ini dalam upayanya yang sedikit. Janganlah Kau cabut nyawaku dalam keadaan lupa pada Mu atau dalam maksiat kepadaMU. Ya Allah, tutuplah mata ini dengan husnul khotimah.
“When a dead person is placed in his grave, four kinds of fire will cover him, but then the prayer will come and put one of them out, and the fast will come and put another one of them out, and then charity will come and put another one out, and knowledge will come and put the forth one out, and it will say : ‘If I had come sooner, I would a have put all of them out, and given you delight for I am with you now, and you’ll not see anything else distressing.”—Imam Ali (a.s.)
“Barangsiapa yang kenyang maka ia akan mudah ditimpa 6 penyakit: hilangnya rasa nikmat dalam bermunajat, tidak mampu memetik hikmah, lenyap rasa kasih sayang, kerana ia mengira bahawa semua makhluk kenyang sepertinya, malas beribadah dan menguatnya dorongan nafsu syahwat. Orang-orang mukmin akan mengelilingi masjid-masjid, sedangkan orang-orang yang kenyang akan mengelilingi tempat buangan kotorannya.”—Ihya ‘Ulumuddin
“Wahai yang berjiwa lemah, sesungguhnya jalan ini, jalan Allah. Padanya Nuh menjadi tua, Yahya dibunuh, Zakaria digergaji, Ibrahim dilemparkan kedalam api yang membara dan Muhammad (s.a.w.) disiksa, dan kamu menginginkan Islam yang mudah mendatangi kedua kaki mu.”—Ibnu Qayyim (via rawaheel)
“With good manners, you will understand knowledge. With knowledge, you will correct your actions. With actions, you will attain wisdom. With wisdom, you will comprehend zuhd (renouncing of the worldly life) and be granted it. With zuhd, you will abandon the worldly life. With abandonment of the worldly life, you will long for the hereafter. And with longing of the hereafter, you will achieve Allaah’s contentment.”
(Iqtidaa’a Al-’Ilmul Amal by Imaam Al-Khateeb Al-Baghdaadi, p.27)
1. Pintu marah dan syahwat.
2. Hasad dengki dan tamakkan keduniaan.
3. Kekenyangan makanan.
4. Kegemaran menghias diri dan rumahtangga.
5. Keinginan mengampu.
6. Gopoh dan tidak menyelidiki terlebih dahulu.
7. Harta dan wang ringgit.
8. Kedekut dan takutkan kemiskinan.
9. Keterlaluan fanatik dan taksub kepada mazhab serta mendendam dan menghina.
10. Perbuatan memikir tentang zat dan sifat-sifat Allah dan perkara-perkara tanpa ilmu pengetahuan dan di luar akal fikiran.
11. Sangkaan buruk sesama kaum muslimin.
al-Ustaz Abdullah Zuqail menyebut beberapa perkara yang tidak ada dalil tentang memotong kuku, antaranya :
Mengkhususkan hari Jumaat untuk memotong kuku.
Makhruh memotong kuku pada malam hari.
Orang yang sedang berpuasa tidak boleh memotong kuku.
Larangan orang yang sedang haid dan janabah dari memotong kuku.
Memotong kuku dengan cara-cara tertentu.
Berkata Ibn Daqiq al-’Ied : “Apa yang tersebar tentang memotong kuku dalam cara-cara tertentu, tidak ada asal baginya di dalam syariat. Adapun memulakannya dengan tangan kanan kemudian tangan kiri, maka ianya termasuk di dalam keumuman sabda Nabi s.a.w. …”
Dr. Abdul Wahab pula berkata :
“Memotong kuku HARUS pada bila-bila masa dan tidak mengapa.”
“During Ramadhan, we could wake up before sunrise to feed our bodies. But after Ramadhan we sleep through fajr and starve our souls. Let us not allow ourselves be conquered. Yes, the shaytan can call us again. But all he can do is call. The power and choice is ours.”—Yasmin Mogahed (via wordsofsolace)
Seorang lelaki sedang berjalan dengan lembunya…
Lembu oh lembu. Kalaulah kau pandai bercakap.
LEMBU: Aku makan rumput. Tuan makan apa?
LELAKI: Aku makan nasi. Kita tak sama.
LEMBU: Tuan tidur di mana?
LELAKI. Aku tidur atas tilam. Engkau tidur dalam kandang. Mana nak sama.
Tiba-tiba kedengaran laungan azan…
LEMBU: Itu suara apa?
LELAKI: Seruan azan mengajak solat.
LEMBU: Tuan tak solat?
LEMBU: Samalah kita.
Dan sesungguhnya Kami jadikan untuk neraka jahannam banyak dari jin dan manusia yang mempunyai hati (tetapi) tidak mahu memahami dengannya (ayat-ayat Allah), dan yang mempunyai mata (tetapi) tidak mahu melihat dengannya (bukti keesaan Allah) dan yang mempunyai telinga (tetapi) tidak mahu mendengar dengannya (ajaran dan nasihat); mereka itu seperti binatang ternak, bahkan mereka lebih sesat lagi; mereka itulah orang-orang yang lalai.
Those of us who are students of knowledge simply trying to attain as much knowledge about our deen as possible must always remember something inshaAllah: Humility.
Because the more knowledge we have, the more humble we should become. Never ever should we try to learn the deen in order to argue with someone. If no one knows your intentions, remember that Allah SWT does.
Many people, when they gain knowledge unconsciously become more judgmental. They feel like they’re right and anything that goes against their limited knowledge is wrong. That is not how a student of knowledge should be like.
Just because you’ve read a few ahadith, articles, tafsirs, does not mean you’re qualified to speak about it. And especially if you don’t even know the basic syntax of the rich Arabic language. If you don’t even know the language, how do you qualify to speak about something which was originally from the Arabic language?
Humble yourself to the people of knowledge. The ones that dedicated their whole life and fortune in order to learn the deen.
Never ever speak about other scholars; you don’t know where they stand with Allah swt. If you disagree with something they said, make duaa for them. And even if you’re disagreeing with them does not mean you’re right and they’re wrong.
If you don’t know something, shut your mouth. Don’t speak about something you have very limited knowledge of. It can be very dangerous especially when speaking on the behalf of Prophet Muhammad SAW.
May Allah SWT make us humble and help us maintain our humility. Ameen.
I’ve heard this lecture and it really made me reflect myself. Jazakallahu khair. :’)
“The Almighty Allah says:
“When a servant thinks of Me, I am near.
When he invokes Me, I am with him.
If he reflects on Me in secret, I reply in secret,
And if he acknowledges Me in an assembly,
I acknowledge him in a far superior assembly.”—
“Blessings come in packages of two. With every blessing is a test. So don’t ever envy people who seem to have more than you. The more blessings, the more tests. And the greater the blessing, the harder the test.”—
“Allah SWT has created angels with reason but having no desires; animals with desires but no reason, and man with both reason and desires. Therefore, if one’s reason is stronger than his desires, he is like an angel, while if his desires are stronger than his reason, he is like an animal.”—Ibn Al-Qayyim (r.a)
“Bahawa malaikat maut memerhati wajah manusia di muka bumi ini 70 kali dalam sehari. Ketika Izrail datang merenung wajah seseorang, didapati orang itu ada yang gelak ketawa. Maka berkata Izrail, “Alangkah hairannya aku melihat orang ini, sedangkan aku diutus oleh Allah untuk mencabut nyawanya, tetapi dia masih berseronok-seronok dan bergelak ketawa.”—HR. Abdullah bin Abbas
It is reported that the Holy Prophet said: It sometimes so happens that Satan, after misguiding a person, repents over what he (Satan) did and says: Oh! I should not have made this man commit this sin.
People asked, “How is it that the devil repents over his misguidance to man?”
The Holy Prophet replied, “Because that particular man, as an aftermath of his sinning, repents, burns within himself and melts his heart so much that finally he becomes dear to God forever. The devil slaps his head saying, ‘Oh! I should not have led this person to sin.’ He, after committing the sin, repents too much and feels ashamed before God and thus he goes nearer to God and his face turns radiant!”
Hasan Basri ditanya: Apakah rahsia zuhud mu? Dijawab : Aku tahu rezekiku tak akan diambil orang lain, kerana itu hatiku selalu tenang. Aku tahu amalku tak akan dikerjakan orang lain, sebab itu aku sibuk mengerjakannya. Aku tahu ALLAH selalu memerhatiku, sebab itu aku malu jika ALLAH melihatku sedang dalam maksiat. Dan aku tahu kematian sudah menungguku, sebab itu aku selalu menambah bekal untuk hari pertemuanku dengan ALLAH 'Azza Wa Jalla.
Can I ask you sister that, who are you? You may reply: I’m a Muslim. What is the meaning of Muslim? The one who completely submits himself totally to Allah for achieving peace, am I right? Sister, Hijab is a clear commandment of Allah (swt) and Muhammad (saw). How can we disobey them and deny what Allah and His Messenger have given to us? Prophet Ibrahim (as) had to sacrifice his son and even he didn’t understand why he had to do such a thing. Doesn’t it teach us how to submit our will to Allah?
The women who say that the most important thing is what is inside, that her intentions are always good, and she is a good person, and the Hijab is the Hijab of the heart. And these women say that they pray 5 times a day, pray the night prayers, pray the voluntary prayers, give charity. However, she feels that this is enough worship for her. Remember the holy verse of Al-Quran:
“…Then do you believe in a part of the Scripture and reject the rest? Then what is the recompense of those who do so among you, except disgrace in the life of this world, and on the Day of resurrection they shall be consigned to the most grievous torment. And Allah is not unaware of what you do. Those are they who have brought the life of this world at the price of Hereafter. Their torment shall not be lightened nor shall they be helped. [2:85-86]
The Third Excuse:
The Hijab is not comfortable. And really difficult to maintain in some countries especially in tropical countries. A woman can complain that she loses her hair when she puts on the Hijab because of the heat. So come on, do you want me to lose my hair and get bald? I won’t put it on because my hair falls off. Sister, Allah (saw) said, “Say that the Hell fire is stronger than the heat of the world.”
The Prophet (saw) said, “Hell is surrounded by our desires, and Jannah is surrounded by the good things.”
Is it still difficult for you to put on the Hijab? But you’ll take GREAT deeds for following Allah’s command!
The Fourth Excuse:
The women say that they knew many ladies who wore Hijab and they have the worst of manners, and do the worst of things. So I don’t want to put the Hijab on because I don’t want to be like them. Okay, I agree with you sister. But there are many people who pray, but do bad deeds too. Does it mean we shouldn’t pray? Some people go to Hajj so that they can hide under the title of Hajj and that they can do bad things. Does that mean we shouldn’t go to hajj? So sister, the wrong is not in the religion, but in the people themselves. So is the Hijab bad or the person who wears the Hijab?
Allah has not guided me yet. I will put on the Hijab, but Allah hasn’t guided me to do so now. So, when I will be 50 years old and I have enjoyed my life, I’ll put on the Hijab. No sister, this excuse is totally wrong. Allah said, “Allah does not change a people’s situation unless they change what is within themselves.” You will not put the Hijab on until you change what is within yourself and work towards putting on the Hijab. It’s not acceptable for you to say that Allah has not guided you. No, he has indeed guided you and the proof is that you are listening to these words. The reason you are listening to these words is that Allah has opened the journey of guidance to you. So, it is up to you to obey Him or not.
When I’m married I’ll put on the Hijab.
So let me tell you, a lot of men look for the pious, religious woman who respects herself with her Hijab, more than those men who look for the other women. And Allah has written whom you will marry anyway! So you won’t marry anyone else except for that person that Allah has chosen for you. Don’t be afraid; put your trust in Allah. Allah will give you a pious husband. So when you marry, marry someone who will love you for your righteousness in spite of your physical beauties.
Once a man came to a scholar and asked him, “If I’m going to marry my sister to someone, who should it be?” The scholar replied, “Marry her to a man who is a servant of Allah, so if he loves her, he will respect her, and if he hates her, he will not treat her badly.” Marry the man that will protect you and be happy that you are a wearing the veil.
I’m still too young to maintain Hijab.
Do you know when you’ll die sister? The death rate for youths is increasing! I want to give you an example of a girl. I have taken the following story from an Islamic Site: “This is a true story that really happened in Egypt, Alexandria last year in Ramadhan. The man was telling me that his wife wears a veil. Living in front of them was a young girl who was not wearing the veil. And the girl has good things inside her heart, like many of our sisters in Islam. However, she doesn’t understand the meaning of the veil and the meaning it has in Islam. So he said that his wife had good relations with this girl. She didn’t ignore her just because she doesn’t wear the Hijab. They were friends. So one day the young girl had come to ask the wife if she’d come shopping with her to buy some jeans. So the intelligent wife (who knows that she has to call the girl towards Allah) agreed to go shopping with her, but under one condition: the girl comes with the wife to an Islamic circle that was going to start. The girl agreed.
So they went to the circle which was about repentance to Allah. The girl was so inspired by what was being said, and started to cry until she kept repeating one sentence over and over again: I’ve repented Allah, please someone cover me. The people told her: okay, let us take you home and you can put the Hijab on. But she refused, wanting to be covered right at that moment with the Hijab; she couldn’t go out without it. So they got her a scarf and a dress, and she left the building with it on. And as soon as she left to cross the road, a car hit her and she died.
She died after she had repented. She is lucky that she repented before she died. So never give the excuse that you are still young, because you never know when you will die.”
I want to follow fashion and if I wear the Hijab I’ll be out of fashion. Isn’t Allah dearer to you than fashion? I swear when you put the Hijab on you’ll have light shinning from within you, and you’ll be more beautiful with your Hijab.
I want to follow the Westerners:
Who respect the woman more? Islam or those people who can’t even sell matches without painting a half-naked woman on it? Are they the ones who respect women or exploit them? Or Islam, who respects women and covers her and liberates her from exploitation? Do you want respect from Islam or from those apostles? The choice is yours.
I don’t want to because I’m afraid of taking it off. Sister, why don’t you put it on with firm faith and ask Allah (swt) to always protect you and let you never take it off. Of course I’m not saying that taking off the Hijab isn’t a sin. Taking off the Hijab is the biggest sin because you would be encouraging other women to do the same. Never ever do this please. Allah (swt) would hate that. Wear the Hijab and do these three things to make sure you will never take it off:
1- Have good religious friends. Surround yourself amongst them.
2- Attend and listen to Islamic lectures,
3- Make du’aa (supplications) to ask God to keep your Hijab on and strengthen your faith.
Okay, the last excuse:
I’m shy and embarrassed of what my friends and relatives will say if I put the Hijab on. Sister, won’t you be ashamed of yourself from Allah (swt) on the Day of Judgement? Won’t you be embarrassed when you see the Prophet (saw) on the Day of Judgement?
On the Day of Judgement you will be thirsty and the Prophet (saw) will be giving water to everyone. And you will run to him, but two angels will stop you going further. The Prophet will say, leave her! She is from my nation. The angels will say: we cannot Prophet Muhammad, for she did not obey Allah’s command. So the Prophet would say, go away, far away, I do not want to have anything to do with you because you didn’t listen to Allah’s command.
And who will be embarrassed on that day? The one who showed her body to everyone or the one who respected and covered it? The Prophet (saw) said: Grab Islam with your hands and teeth!
A Call to my Muslim Sisters:
My sisters in Islam, remember that you are an example to all the Muslim and non-Muslim women. With your manners, worship, smile, even when you are walking down the street, you are an example to everyone and you will indeed inspire many people, without even saying a word. You purify your society! Your good deeds are of great value to Allah. You will guide your sisters in Islam. You are our example, our ambassador of Islam. Please, please do not let us down.