Friday, February 26, 2010

Ya Muhammad~

Allahumma Shali Ala Muhammad Wa Ali Muhammad~

According to the Islamic calendar system, today is the birthday of our Prophet Muhammad s.a.w.. This means, he had left us for 1378 years. And of course, all His words, his actions, as well as his sunnah are still applicable for us to apply in our daily life even though the world had changed a lot, as well as ourselves, the human, the slaves of Ar-Rahman, Ar-Rahim.

I still remember that  few days ago, when the issue of celebrating our Prophet Muhammad's birthday suddenly became a big issue. And as for myself, it's quite a nonsense issue, not more than a manipulated political issue. From my point of view, everyone may come out with their own perceptions on how or why we should celebrate this, but we don't have to make this story become a hot issue as it might cause a big chaos in our country. Everyone should remember that this is a religious issue, and of course this issue might become a very sensitive issue.

It is doesn't matter on how we want to celebrate our Prophet's birthday, rather than we try to attract people's attention by bringing up this issue to the media. Nowadays, it hards to find which media reveals the truth unless we have a very strong determination to find out the truest one.

Back to our Prophet Muhammad s.a.w., he was born on 12 Rabiul Awal 570M in Arabian city of Makkah, and he was an orphaned at his early age. His father died almost six months before he was born and his mother died when he was six years old. After his grandfather died when he was eight, he was  brought up to the care of his uncle, Abu Talib. Abu Talib was a great supporter of Muhammad s.a.w. even though he finally end up his life as a non-Muslim.

I would like to quote few verses from Al-Quran,

"Muhammad was not the father of any man among you. He was a messenger of GOD and the final prophet. GOD is fully aware of all things."

"The messenger of GOD has set up a good example for those among you who seek GOD and the Last Day, and constantly think about GOD."

From the verses, we can see that Muhammad was a massenger of Allah, and he was the final one. He has set up a very good example for us, who always seek for Allah as well as the Last Day. But, if we start to think back, do we realize that nowadays, there are too much stress were put on us, too many issues have been rise up by those kuffar with regards to our Prophet, as well as our religion?

In some part, we can't point out our fingers to them because Allah had stated clearly in the holy Quran [4:89], that those kuffar will never stop to keep disturbing us with many kind of issues until we be on the same footing with them. But in other way around, it was our own mistakes that reflects their view towards us as well as our religion. If we take some times, to look back on what we have done, to remember back on what we have did, do we realize that it was actually our mistakes too?

I would like to end this entry with the Last Sermon of our beloved Prophet Muhammad s.a.w.. Hopefully, it will recharge back our iman, as well as to remind us on how much our Prophet love us, till the end of his life.

This sermon was delivered on the Ninth day of Dhul-Hijjah, 10 A.H. ( 623AD) in the Uranah valley of Mount Arafat in Mecca. It was the occasion of annual rites of Haj. It is also known as the Farewell Pilgrimage.

After praising and thanking Allah the Prophet (p.b.u.h.) began with the words:

"O People! Lend me an attentive ear, for I know not whether after this year I shall ever be amongst you again. Therefore, listen carefully to what I am saying and take these words to those who could not be present here today."

"O People! just as you regard this month, this day ,this city as sacred ,so regard the life and property of every Muslim a sacred trust. Return the goods entrusted to you to their rightful owners. Hurt no one so that no one may hurt you. Remember that you will indeed meet your Lord, and that he will indeed reckon your deeds."

"Allah has forbidden you to take usury, therefore all interest obligation shall henceforth be waived. Your capital is yours to keep .You will neither inflict nor suffer any inequality. Allah has judged that there shall be no interest and that all interest due to Abbas Ibn 'Aal-Muttalib be waived."

"Every right arising out of homicide in pre-Islamic days is henceforth waived and the first such right that I waive is that arising from the murder of Rabiah ibni al-Harithiah."

"O men! the unbelievers indulge in tampering with the calendar in order to make permissible that which Allah forbade, and to prohibit what Allah has made permissible. With Allah the months are twelve in number. Four of them are holy, there are sucessive and one occurs singly between the months of Jumada and Shaban."

"Beware of Satan, for the safety of your religion. He has lost all hope that he will be able to lead you astray in big things so beware of following him in small things."

"O People it is true that you have certain rights with regard to your women but they also have rights over you. Remember that you have taken them as your wives only under Allah's trust and with His permission. If they abide by your right then to them belongs the right to be fed and clothed in kindness. Do treat your women well and be kind to them for they are your partners and committed helpers. And it is your right that they do not make friends with any one of whom you do not approve, as well never to be unchaste."

"O People! listen to me in earnest, worship Allah, say your five daily prayers, fast during month of Ramadan, and give your wealth in Zakat .Perform Haj if you can afford it."

"All mankind is from Adam and Eve, an Arab has no superiority over a non-Arab nor a non-Arab has any superiority over an Arab; also a White has no superiority over a Black nor a Black has any superiority over a White except by piety and good action. Learn that every Muslim is a brother to every Muslim and that the Muslims constitute one brotherhood. Nothing shall be legitimate to a Muslim which belongs to a fellow Muslim unless it was given freely and willingly."

"Do not therefore do injustice to yourselves. Remember one day you will meet Allah and answer your deeds. So beware, do not astray from the path of righteousness after I am gone."

"O People! No Prophet or apostle will come after me and no new faith will be born. Reason well, therefore O People! and understand words that I convey to you. I leave behind me two things, the Quran and the Sunnah and if you follow these you will never go astray."

"All those who listen to me shall pass on my words to others and those to others again; and may the last ones understand my words better than those who listen to me directly."

"O Allah, be my witness, that I have conveyed your message to Your people."

As part of this sermon, the prophet recited to them a revelation from Allah, which he had just received, and which completed the Quran, for it was the last passage to be revealed:

This day the disbeliever's despair of prevailing against your religion, so fear them not, but fear Me (Allah)! This day have I perfected for you, your religion and fulfilled My favor unto you, and it hath been My good pleasure to choose Islam for you as your religion. (Surah 5, Ayah 3)

The sermon was repeated sentence by sentence by Safwan's brother Rabiah (RA), who had powerful voice, at the request of the Prophet and he faithfully, proclaimed to over ten thousand gathered on the occasion. Towards the end of his sermon, the Prophet asked "O people, have I faithfully delivered unto you my message?" A powerful murmur of assents "O Allah! yes!"arose from thousands of pilgrims and the vibrant words "Allahumma Na'm," rolled like thunder throughout the valley. The Prophet raised his forefinger and said: "O Allah bear witness that I have conveyed your message to your people."


~berdoa dan terus mengharapkan redha Illahi...~

Friday, February 19, 2010

Story from Aussie~


Date: February 10, 2010

Court hears evidence on stab wounds in mum's murder trial

GREAT force was required to inflict a stab wound on a father whose teenage daughter is accused of trying to kill him and murdering her mother, a court heard yesterday.

Forensic pathologist Nigel John Charles Buxton told the Supreme Court in Brisbane that on a scale of nil to 10 the amount of force required would have been an eight or a nine.

Kaihana Hussain, now 20, has pleaded not guilty to murdering her mother, Shaheda Yasmeen Hussain, 41,and attempting to murder her father, Muhammad Hussain, now 53, on October 9, 2006.

She also pleaded not guilty to an alternate charge of intentionally causing grievous bodily harm to Muhammad Hussain.

Shaheda Hussain died after being stabbed at the family's Gold Coast unit but Muhammad Hussain was saved after several operations on a severe stomach stab wound.

The crown has alleged Kaihana Hussain wanted to convert from Islam to Christianity and move to Sydney to be with her boyfriend. It is alleged she had attacked her parents in a bid to gain that freedom.

However, defence lawyers have accused Muhammad Hussain of killing his wife and inflicting injuries on himself.

Dr Buxton told the court after being asked by police he had examined photographs and medical records about the injuries inflicted on Muhammad Hussain.

He said the wound would have been inflicted by a single blade knife such as the one found in the Hussain's unit.

Dr Buxton, who has conducted about 10,000 post mortems in his career, said he estimated the wound would have been inflicted in a downwards motion towards the toes at about a 20-degree angle.

He said the stab had cut through Muhammad Hussain's skin, cartilage and liver.

Dr Buxton explained as people got older their catilage calcified and became harder.

Prosecutor Michael Byrne, SC, asked Dr Buxton the amount force needed to cut through the cartilage of a 49-year old man, Muhammad Hussain's age at the time.

"It would take a lot of effort from me and I am used to cutting (in post mortems)," he said.

Dr Buxton told Mr Byrne he was not surprised that about 800ml of Muhammad Hussain's blood was found in the unit.

He also agreed the large amount of blood would have flowed had someone been crawling on all fours.

The trial before Justice Margaret White continues.



Date: February 17, 2010 (10.38am)

A BRISBANE woman has been found not guilty of all charges relating killing her mother and attempting to kill her father.

The Courier-Mail reports Kaihana Hussain, 20, had pleaded not guilty to murdering Shaheda Yasmeen Hussain, 41, and attempting to murder her father, Muhammad Hussain, now 53, on October 9, 2006.

She had also pleaded not guilty to an alternate intentionally charge of causing grievous bodily harm to Muhammad Hussain.

The prosecution alleged Ms Hussain attacked her parents to gain more freedom so she could convert from Islam to Christianity and move to Sydney to be with her boyfriend.

Shaheda Hussain died at the scene of the attack at the family's Gold Coast unit but Muhammad Hussain was saved after operations on a severe stomach stab wound.

Ms Hussain sobbed in the dock as she waited for the jury to enter the courtroom.

During the trial, the jury heard Ms Hussain told police she saw her father use a knife to stab his wife twice at the family's rented apartment in Southport, on the Gold Coast.

In the interview, Ms Hussain told police she had taken her father into the bedroom and blindfolded him so she could give him a "surprise" gift she brought back from a trip to Bangladesh.

She said while she was looking for the present in another room she could hear her parents arguing.

Her father was talking "quite aggressively", she said.

"The next thing I knew, and this happened within like a split second, my dad had the knife in his hand and he stabbed my mum," the court heard that she'd told police.

She said when her father came after her he bore a stab wound.

But under defence questioning, Dr Hussain denied being the one who carried out the attack.



Date: February 17, 2010 (12.28pm)

YOUNG woman accused of killing her mother and trying to murder her father embraced a juror after her acquittal in the Brisbane Supreme Court.

Outside the court, Kaihana Hussain embraced one juror as other jury members wished her well following their decision to acquit her on charges of murdering her mother and attempting to kill her father.

Police and security officers were called to the Court complex courtyard after a woman who had been sitting in the public gallery for much of the trial screamed abuse to the media about Kaihana Hussain's acquittal.

The woman, who refused to identify herself, screamed that Kaihana would get her comeuppance and accused her of being a murderer.

She was moved on by security staff who stood guard with police until Kaihana left.

However, when Kaihana, surrounded by her legal team and family friends, left the court building an hour later some members of the jury had stayed back to wish her well.

Kaihana embraced one juror while other jurors wished her well.

It brought to a climax a case which could be seen as a clash of cultures, a matter of star crossed lovers or even a genuine "whodunit".

In what was a very rare type of murder trial, a Brisbane jury was asked to decide a case in which there were two suspects who blamed each other for the killing of Shehada Yasmeen Hussain, 3 1/2 years ago.

Devout Muslim and medical doctor Muhammad Hussain said his daughter Kaihana Hussain had killed her mother and tried to kill him out of the blue.

Kaihana said Muhammad had knifed her mother and then tried to commit suicide in a rage over her desire for more freedom.

Prosecutor Michael Byrne, SC, told the jury the evidence clearly pointed to Kaihana as the killer.

Barrister Dennis Lynch said the only real evidence against Kaihana was the word of her father and if they didn't believe him they had to acquit.

After deliberating for just over an hour before returning not guilty verdicts on all charges.

Kaihana Hussain, now 20, pleaded not guilty to murdering Shaheda Yasmeen Hussain, 41,and attempting to murder Muhammad Nural Hussain, now 53, on October 9, 2006.

She also pleaded not guilty to an alternate charge of causing grievous bodily harm to Muhammad Hussain.

Shaheda Hussain died at the scene of the attack at the family's Smith Street unit, at Southport, but Muhammad Hussain was saved after operations on a severe stomach stab wound.

The trial heard how Kaihana had threatened to turn away from Islam and told her parents she would convert to Christianity so she could be with her boyfriend Ben Brady in Sydney.

Earlier, when the family lived in Adelaide Kaihana had run away to Sydney to be with her boyfriend.

At the time her father had been upset because he was the head of the South Australian Bangladesh Association and to have his daughter become Christian would have caused "great shame".

The trial Kaihana and her mother had gone to Bangladesh for a wedding but stayed on for weeks because Muhammad wanted his daughter to have counselling in the Muslim faith.

But things came to a head when Kaihana and her mother returned and Muhammad had relocated the family to the Gold Coast where he hoped Kaihana would attend St Hilda's school before studying medicine at Bond University.

Only two days after the return Kaihana told her father she would not pray to something she did not believe.

An argument followed in which Muhammad accused Kaihana of killing her mother and trying to kill him while Kaihana said it was Muhammad who wielded the knife.

The crown case was Kaihana had wanted to gain her freedom from her strict parents and attacked them in a murderous rage.

The defence argued Muhammad had in effect snapped when Kaihana refused to pray and killed his wife before attempting to kill himself.

They pointed to Muhammad in effect confessing to a nurse that he had "hurt" his wife while he was recovering in the Princess Alexandra Hospital.

Sekadar Pandangan

Kisah di atas hanyalah satu dalam seribu. Masih terlalu banyak kisah di kalangan saudara kita di mana keadilan telah diberi kepada mereka yang TIDAK LAYAK. Dan saya percaya, masih terlalu banyak kisah masyarakat Islam di serata dunia yang akhirnya tidak menemui pengadilan yang sepatutnya.

Kisah di atas hanyalah satu contoh. Betapa mereka yang kafir itu takkan berhenti dari mengambil kesempatan ke atas umat Islam yang lemah pegangan agamanya. Lihatlah bagaimana seorang anak, sanggup menuduh ayah sendiri yang sedaya upaya menyelamatkan akidahnya. Kisah di atas hanyalah secebis cuma dari the whole stories with regards to this issue.

Semoga hati dan iman kita sentiasa terpelihara, dan semoga secebis kisah dari bumi Australia di atas dapat dijadikan ikhtibar dan pengajaran, betapa cinta itu boleh sahaja membuat manusia buta, lantas akidah akhirnya tergadai lalu membawa diri ke lembah hina yang pastinya membawa murka Pencipta.

"Mereka ingin supaya kamu menjadi kafir sebagaimana mereka telah menjadi kafir, lalu kamu menjadi sama (dengan mereka). Maka janganlah kamu jadikan di antara mereka penolong-penolong (mu), hingga mereka berhijrah pada jalan Allah. Maka jika mereka berpaling, tawan dan bunuhlah mereka di mana saja kamu menemuinya, dan janganlah kamu ambil seorang pun di antara mereka pelindung, dan jangan (pula) menjadi penolong..."
[4: 89]

~berdoa dan terus mengharapkan redha Illahi...~

Tuesday, February 16, 2010

The Moon and The Sun~

Below article was taken from Hopefully, we'll get some benefits from it~

There’s a quote from Yasmin Ahmad’s Talentime that I love the most. It sounds like this;

" If the Moon can linger in the morning so bright, why can’t the Sun do the same at night? "

As I was walking back from my clinical rotation in Bons Secours Hospital today, the day was very beautiful and sunny, so I looked up to the blue sky spotted with white fluffy clouds to enjoy every moment of it and I realized the moon is still there not even hiding behind the clouds at 11.30 a.m.

And so I remembered the quote from the movie and yes, it’s true. The Moon even lingers up till noon when the day is very sunny. But it would not even appear on a gloomy rainy day when the Sun is hiding not showing himself. So I started to have this kind of imagination and fantasy about the Sun and the Moon.

[pic taken from google image]

For me, I always think, the Sun as a male as it portrays the Masculine features of strong, bright but sometimes could be very vulnerable. The Moon on the other hand is the female, with endless beauty, very serene to look at but could be very lonely. They made a very good and perfect couple, like it was destined from Heaven.

Have you ever thought that the Sun and the Moon are actually lovers?

Why not?

I mean because the Sun and the Moon are just like Adam and Eve. Without the Sun, the Moon will never exist to us as it only reflected the light from the Sun. So did Eve who was made from Adam’s rib, created to fill the spaces between Adam’s fingers. What a lovely couple the Sun and the Moon are, just like how lovely Adam and Eve were. Both couples were created in Heaven to shine upon all the mankind. It’s just that the love of the Sun and the Moon existed much longer before the love of Adam and Eve and their love persisted until today.

If the love of Adam and Eve is brought down from one generation to the next and the love breed filling every corner of the earth from the seed of love of Adam and Eve, the Sun and the Moon is different. Their love existed from the beginning of the world till the Day of Judgment and it will never change and it will never breed. Human’s Love blossoms from loyalty but can be full of cheat, treacherous and bitter to each other. But the Sun and the Moon always loyal to each other since the dawn of time up till now. Their love just never fades away like our love. That is the true power of Love.

Sadly, the Sun and the Moon live in separation. Never be able to live together like we did. No matter how strong their love is, they are not destined to be together in this lifetime. The Sun will appear on the day to shine on the mankind but the Moon can only appear in the night to entertain the heartbroken ones. One day the Moon said to the Sun;

“Oh my Love, you shine on the humans and made them happy for the rest of the day, and I will entertain them and give them a sense of peace and happiness in the night while they are making love, but truly I am lonely myself. You are never in my company. Will we be able to hold hands together like the human did?”

And so the Sun replied;

“Oh my Dear, I’m not trying to shine on them, but rather I’m shining my love on you so that you are not lonely. My light will make you glow beautifully and your beauty will make every eyes of the girls filled with envy and jealousy. We live in a world apart but I will always shine my love for you forever until The Lord Almighty bring us together in the Heaven.”

The Moon is satisfied with the answer but never content with it. She loves the Sun so much that it is unbearable for her to live in separation.

One day, the Moon thought to herself, my heart must never falter and I must be strong in order to be with the Sun. From today on, I will linger on the sky until morning just to see the Sun even if it’s only for a while. The Moon was trying to show and prove her endless love to the Sun. So she stays every morning until noon just to have a brief moment with the Sun even her light is never the same as the night time. Her beauty is fading by the morning and she is sad that she cannot show the Sun her beauty. Even both of them appear on the same morning, they can only look at each other from a distant. They can never be closed enough to hold hands or to embrace each other tightly. Even so, the Moon was very happy because they got to see each other. Sadly for the Sun, he can only see the pale face of the Moon starring at him every morning, not that brightly glowing and the beautiful Moon. So the Sun asked the Mon;

"Oh my Love, why do you look so pale and sad?"

The Moon replied;

“Oh my Love, I’m sad because I can’t be with you and above of all, I’m pale because you are shinning so bright. You showered me with so much love that it caused me so much pain just to think that I’m not with you.”

The Sun is confused so he asked the Moon;

“Oh my Love, do you want me reduce my love for you so that you can light up the morning sky with your glow and smile?”

Listening to that, the Moon said quickly;

"Oh my Love, Never. If you don’t shine your love on me then I will forever be in the dark even at night and the scar on me will never heal.”

So the Sun and the Moon continue to live like that. The Sun will shine the earth every day and when the night comes, the lonely Moon will try to cast the loneliness of the humans away. They got to see each other every morning and then they’ll be separated again. So the Moon is becoming greedier. She longs for the Sun every moment and watching him from a far every morning is not enough anymore.

So, the Moon asked the Sun again;

"Oh my Love, If I can linger in the morning so bright, why can't you do the same at night? If you are present at night, I can always show you my beauty."

Hearing to the question, the Sun becomes clueless and don’t have the answer himself. He also wonders why can’t he shine at night. After giving some thought about it, the Sun replied;

"Oh my dear, have you forgotten the Words of Allah from the Holy Book of Al-Quran?"

So the Sun recited a verse of Al-Quran from Az-Zumar verse 5.

"He has created the heavens and the earth with truth. He makes the night to go in the day and makes the day to go in the night. and He has subjected the sun and the moon. Each running (on a fixed course) for an appointed term. Verily, He is the All-Mighty, the Oft-Forgiving. "

Listening to the verse, the Moon burst into tears and asked for Forgiveness from the Lord Almighty as she was trying to defy the rules of creation. Allah has made their destiny as so. She realizes that she could never be together with her beloved Sun. All she can do is to watch him from a far with pale, and sad eyes.

To ease the sadness of the Moon, the Sun then recited a verse from Al-Qiyamah, verse 9.

"...and the sun and moon will be joined together (by going one into the other or folded up or deprived of their light). "

“Oh My Love, there will be time when we will be together. Please be patient",the Sun said.

So the Moon and the Sun has been waiting and waiting until the Lord Almighty wishes them to meet each other.

The Sun and The Moon’s love is a very tragic love. Loving each other but never able to be together. There’s always that kind of love in this life that will never be able to be together in this world and surely Allah will grant your love wishes in the Heaven. Fate is in the Hand of Allah and Destiny is Allah’s haq for his servants. There will be time when your love will be realized. If Dunia Cinta is not for you, then Syurga Cinta is waiting for you. Adam and Eve met in Jabal Rahmah after years of searching and Allah fulfilled their love wishes. Just like the Sun and the Moon. Their love is destined to be together on the Day of Judgment. Allah has promised in Al-Qiyamah, when the Day of Judgment occurred is the time when the Sun and the Moon will meet. Oddly for them, in the chaos of the end of the world is the time for them to be happy forever.

For the love that is never to be realized in this world, I’m praying to God to give us the strength to be patient until the love comes to realize in the Paradise full of Happiness. Just wait like how the Sun and the Moon has been waiting for each other from the beginning of the world until the End of the World. Whenever you are tired of waiting, think of how long the Sun and the Moon have been waiting.

Remember Allah’s promise to those who are patient;

"And those who remain patient, seeking their Lord’s Countenance, perform As-Salat (Iqamat-as-Salat), and spend out of that which We have bestowed on them, secretly and openly, and defend evil with good, for such there is a good end."
 (Ar-Rad: 22)

And also, for the unmarried couple who are so in love with each other, there’s a boundary of which you can’t cross. Never to touch what is not yours. Never take it too far until you are lost with love of lust until it became Nafsu Cinta. Just like the Moon and the Sun, they wait with patient for the time, so you should do the same. Your time will come when you tie the knot and you can touch whatever that is yours. Love is a form of Test from Allah. The lovey dovey thing would be for nothing and fruitless if it’s not purify with Ikhlas only for Allah’s sake. You want to harvest the sweetest fruit (pious children) coming out of your love. If you fail the test of love, then you would not reach the Paradise, do you? Patient is definitely what being tested in love. And those who are pious should be able to excel the test well. First Class Honors maybe.

"Do you think that you will enter Paradise before Allah tests those of you who fought (in His Cause) and (also) tests those who are As-Sabirun (the patient)? "
(Ali-Imran: 142)

A woman is only halal for you when you marry her. Even if you change your Facebook status countless time, announcing you are now in relationship with that girl or that boy, nothing ever changes between you and her. Both of you remains ‘Haram’ for each other. So does engagement. Engagement would not automatically says she is ultimately yours. As I said before, marriage is the only way that you and your loved ones can act, live and love as a couple.

Allah swt said in Al-Quran :

"Nor come nigh to adultery: for it is a shameful (deed) and an evil, opening the road (to other evils)"
(Al-Isra’: 32)

And the Prophet described what is the form adultery from the Hadith.

Narrated Ibn ‘Abbas: I did not see anything so resembling minor sins as what Abu Huraira said from the Prophet, who said,

“Allah has written for the son of Adam his inevitable share of adultery whether he is aware of it or not: The adultery of the eye is the looking (at something which is sinful to look at), and the adultery of the tongue is to utter (what it is unlawful to utter), and the innerself wishes and longs for (adultery) and the private parts turn that into reality or refrain from submitting to the temptation.”
(Sahih Bukhari)

Love is a funny thing, can be dangerous, can be tricky, can be a-long-tiring-endless-waiting, but if you love the right way you will surely touch the Heaven of Earth and the Heaven in the Hereafter.

[pic taken from google image]

~berdoa dan terus mengharapkan redha Illahi...~

Thursday, February 11, 2010

Perjalanan Bermula~

"Assalamua'laikum wbt sis. Saya penat ;("

Begitulah kiriman SMS yang saya hantar kepada naqibah usrah yang sedang menjalani latihan industri di Johor Bahru baru-baru ini. Dan seperti dijangka, kata-kata beliau tidak pernah mengecewakan, dan semestinya kata-kata itu datang melalui ilham yang dititipkan oleh Allah buatnya. Tanpa perlu menunggu masa yang lama, SMS saya sudah mendapat balasan.

"Hidup seorang daie tak kenal erti penat sebab kerja dan tanggungjawab itu sangat penat berbanding masa yang ada. Dan rehat yang sebenar adalah waktu semasa kita bertemu dengan Pencipta: solat dan maut. Sister dah masuk next stage of dakwah, di mana setiap langkah dan nafas seorang daie hanya untuk menegakkan kalimah Allah. Are you ready for this?"

Dan kiriman SMS itu membuat saya terkesima. Saya tertunduk, terdiam sebentar memikirkan kembali kata-kata itu. Saya akui, melalui semester kelima di UTP kali ini, cabaran yang harus saya tempuh dan lalui cukup sukar. Saya perlukan ketabahan dan kekuatan hati. Bukan hanya cabaran yang dapat dilihat oleh mata kasar, tetapi cabaran untuk menguasai hati agar kemenangan berpihak kepada iman bukan senang untuk dilaksanakan. Adakalanya, saya hampir tertewas. Tak kurang juga, saya merintih, menangis keseorangan tatkala merasakan diri ini begitu lemah ketika iman berada di putaran paling bawah, dan kehidupan saya pada hari tersebut diulit dengan kelekaan dan kealpaan. Sungguh, untuk memastikan keimanan berada di puncak teratas dalam roda kehidupan bukan sesuatu yang mudah, malah terlalu sukar~!

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Perjalanan Bermula

Selain berhadapan dengan tuntutan akademik yang semakin sukar seiring dengan bertambahnya bilangan semester di UTP ini, masih terlalu banyak cabaran lain yang adakalanya membuatkan diri ini hampir lemas, hampir tersungkur di persimpangan jalan. Tetapi, saya percaya memang tiada jalan mudah dalam melalui hari-hari yang semakin mencabar, lagi-lagi dalam kondisi dunia yang semakin terdedah kepada ancaman musuh-musuh Islam. Dan kita, sebagai manusia yang telah diberikan keupayaan oleh Allah swt untuk mengetahui dan dikurniakan sedikit kefahaman tentang agama seharusnya yakin dan percaya bahawa untuk pergi ke syurga Allah itu bukannya mudah, tetapi cukup payah~! Namun, kita harus yakin, bahawa janji Allah itu sungguh benar.

"Sesungguhnya Allah telah membeli dari orang-orang mukmin, diri dan harta mereka dengan memberikan surga untuk mereka. Mereka berperang pada jalan Allah; lalu mereka membunuh atau terbunuh. (Itu telah menjadi) janji yang benar dari Allah di dalam Taurat, Injil dan Al Qur'an. Dan siapakah yang lebih menepati janjinya (selain) daripada Allah? Maka bergembiralah dengan jual beli yang telah kamu lakukan itu, dan itulah kemenangan yang besar."

Saya masih teringat betapa terharunya saya apabila dalam kepenatan dan keletihan mengharungi hari-hari yang saya rasakan semakin sukar, Allah tidak pernah jemu menunjukkan kasih sayang-Nya melalui hamba-hamba-Nya yang lain. Betapa kecewanya saya, tatkala saya tidak berupaya menghabiskan tugasan untuk subjek Transport Phenomena dalam tempoh masa yang diberi, dan pada masa yang sama saya perlu menunaikan tanggungjawab saya yang lain. Dan semasa menunaikan tanggungjawab lain tersebut, saya hampir menangis apabila salah seorang sahabat dengan tanpa disangka-sangka telah menyebabkan saya merasakan betapa janji Allah itu sungguh benar, dan saya hampir menangis mengenangkan betapa selama ini saya terlalu berkira, cukup berkira dengan masa untuk bersama dengan Allah. Dan hanya kerana sedikit masa yang saya luangkan, Allah telah menganugerahi saya dengan nikmat yang sebegitu rupa. Sungguh, betapa pengasihnya Allah kepada hamba-Nya.

Saya agak tertarik dengan petikan dari sebuah buku karangan Tuan Guru Dato' Nik Abdul Aziz Nik Mat, Bertemu Janji Allah : Menyingkap Kisah Mahsyar yang Menyayat Hati yang berbunyi,

Bagi mereka yang tidak sanggup menempuh susah untuk beribadah ataupun beramal kebajikan walaupun sedikit, beerti tidak ada sebab untuk mengalir peluh. Oleh sebab mereka tidak melakukan sebarang usaha, pasti mereka hanya duduk rehat dan tidak berpeluh. Apabila tidak berpeluh di dunia atas urusan Allah, maka mereka akan berpeluh di akhirat atas urusan Allah jua. Orang-orang jahil mungkin tidak memikirkan apa keburukannya berpeluh di akhirat. Namun bagi orang-orang mukmin yang kamil, mereka memilih berpeluh di dunia bagi melaksanakan sebarang urusan Allah, kerana masanya tidak lama. Sebaliknya apabila mereka berpeluh di akhirat, kesengsaraannya tidak dibatasi oleh masa. Siapakah yang mampu karam di lautan peluh berjuta-juta tahun di akhirat, sedangkan karam sejenak di dunia pun boleh membawa ajal.


Perjalanan dalam melalui hari-hari di dunia ini hakikatnya tidak akan sentiasa diselimuti dengan segala yang indah sahaja. Saya akui, adakalanya hati kita mendambakan istirehat yang cukup, hidup yang tidak susah dan sempit, masa yang cukup dan kondusif untuk melaksanakan segala kerja dan keperluan yang sentiasa ada tanpa perlu ada kesukaran untuk mendapatkan ataupun memilikinya.

Namun, dalam meniti hidup ini, kita harus berusaha sendiri untuk memujuk hati agar terus tsabat di atas jalan yang telah dipilih. Mungkin akan penuh dengan onak dan duri, dan sangat mustahil jalan ini dipenuhi dengan hamparan permaidani yang lembut serta sentiasa dihiasi dengan warna-warna yang indah.  Kita harus sentiasa menyematkan dalam hati kita, destinasi terakhir manakah yang dijadikan pilihan : SYURGA atau NERAKA?

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Berjuang tak pernah senang
Ombak derita tiada henti
Tenang, resah silih berganti
Inilah sunnah..orang berjuang..

Malamnya bagai rahib merintih sayu
Dihiris dosa air mata
Siangnya bagaikan singa di rimba
Memerah keringat mencurah tenaga
Itulah jalan Allah..

Berjuang memang pahit..
Kerana syurga itu manis
Bukan sedikit mahar yang perlu dibayar
Bukan sedikit pedih yang ditagih

Berjuang ertinya terkorban
Rela terhina kerna kebenaran
Antara dua jadi pilihan.
Dunia yang fana atau syurga..

[Petikan lirik Sunnah Orang Berjuang nyanyian Hijjaz] 

~berdoa dan terus mengharapkan redha Illahi...~

Wednesday, February 3, 2010

Sharing : Pertemuan Pertama~

Bersyukur ke hadrat Illahi, kerana dengan keizinan-Nya, maka jari-jemari saya akhirnya mempunyai sedikit kelapangan untuk menarikan langkah dan menulis sesuatu yang sejujurnya saya harap dapat dijadikan ikhtibar. Semalam, saya dan Kak Hafsah (ececece, saya sangat excited apabila ada orang mengatakan saya adik dan hafsah kakak sebenarnya. Jangan marah ye, Hafsah~ =P) akhirnya mempunyai kesempatan untuk bertemu semula buat kali pertama dengan adik-adik yang turut menghadiri SamPel yang diadakan Jumaat lepas. Dan untuk entry kali ini, saya ingin menceritakan sebuah kisah teladan, kisah sahabat sebagaimana yang diceritakan oleh Kak May. Intonasinya mungkin seperti seseorang yang sedang bercerita, yang mungkin bagi sesetengah orang sesuai diceritakan untuk para aulad. Tapi, tak apa. Apa yang penting? Teladan dan pengajaran =) OK, here we go~!

Kawan-kawan, nak dengar tak satu cerita?

Saya percaya, tak ramai yang tahu bahawa Khalid bin Al-Walid dan Saidina Umar Al-Khattab sebenarnya telah bersahabat baik sejak sebelum mereka memeluk Islam lagi. Al kisahnya begini... Jeng, jeng, jeng~! =P

Ayah kepada Saidina Umar merupakan seorang yang sangat kaya. Kaya yang sangat. Tetapi, apa yang menarik, ayah kepada Saidina Umar tidak pernah memanjakan Saidina Umar dengan segala kemewahan dan kekayaan yang ada. Malahan, Saidina Umar disuruh menjaga kambing-kambing milik ayahnya sedangkan mereka sudah punyai ramai khadam. Tapi kan, Saidina Umar tetap patuh, tetap mengikut arahan ayahnya. Baik tak Saidina Umar? Maka di sini, kita dapat lihat Saidina Umar merupakan seorang anak yang bukan saja patuh, tetapi juga penyabar.

Nak tahu tak, kenapa saya kata Saidina Umar seorang yang penyabar?

Kawan-kawan, menjaga atau mengembala kambing itu bukanlah perkara yang mudah. Kambing itu adalah binatang, yang degilnya, masyaAllah, hanya Tuhan yang tahu..~ Kalau menjaga budak kecil yang nakal pun kesabaran manusia mudah teruji, dapat bayangkan tak betapa susahnya nak menjaga kambing-kambing yang tak ada akal ni? Berganda-ganda susahnya ya~! Sebab itulah, kalau kawan-kawan teliti, Rasulullah s.a.w semasa usia mudanya telah ditarbiyah agar mempunyai sifat sabar dengan cara mengembala kambing milik bapa saudaranya. Ingat lagi tak siapa nama bapa saudara Rasulullah s.a.w.? =P

Nak dijadikan cerita, Saidina Umar ni dia sangat meminati gusti. Tak adalah gusti macam zaman sekarang, tetapi ala-ala begitula. Ada dua orang di atas tempat yang ala-ala macam pentas, dan mereka bertarung kekuatan. Pada suatu hari, ada perlawanan gusti di kampung tempat Saidina Umar ni menetap. Saidina Umar teringin sangat nak pergi. Tapi kan, beliau telah diberi amanah. Amanah untuk menjaga kambing milik ayahnya.

Namun, tanpa disangka-sangka, ayah Saidina Umar membenarkan Saidina Umar pergi menyaksikan perlawanan tersebut. Of course Saidina Umar sangat excited kan? Macam kitalah, kalau kita mendapat apa yang kita inginkan, pasti kita gembira yang teramat kan? Betul tak? =P

Betul, betul, betul.. (ini Upin Ipin yang jawab =P)

Maka, pergilah Saidina Umar menyaksikan perlawanan tersebut. Dan seperti biasa, yang memenangi perlawanan tersebut ialah orang yang sama. Dan usai perlawanan, dia mencabar jikalau ada-ada di kalangan penduduk kampung yang berani beradu kekuatan dengannya. Seperti yang anda tahu, Saidina Umar ni berani, sukakan cabaran dan bersikap tegas. Saidina Umar mula terfikir, sama ada mahu atau tidak menyahut cabaran juara bertahan tersebut. Jika dia menyahut cabaran tersebut, adakah dia akan menang? Jika dia mahu menang, apakah yang perlu dilakukan? Itu adalah persoalan-persoalan yang bermain di benak minda Saidina Umar. Namun, ada seseorang memberitahu Saidina Umar, jika mahu mengalahkan lelaki tersebut, pukullah pada kakinya, kerana kaki lelaki yang mencabar penduduk kampung itu sedang sakit sebenarnya. Maka, Saidina Umar pun menyahut cabaran tersebut.


Kawan-kawan boleh bayangkan tak, bagaimana reaksi seseorang yang telah biasa menjadi pemenang, tiba-tiba menyaksikan sendiri ada orang lain, yang jauh lebih muda berani menyahut cabaran mereka? Hehe~ Bayangkan, bayangkan~ =P

Kemudian, perlawanan pun bermula. And, guess what? Saidina Umar menang~! Dan orang yang telah biasa menjadi pemenang tadi turut terkejut dan tertanya-tanya bagaimanakah Saidina Umar dapat mengetahui di mana kelemahannya.

Maka, bermulalah era baru di kampung itu. Saidina Umar kini bergelar juara....

Nak dijadikan cerita, Khalid al-Walid ini merupakan juara dalam perlawanan yang sama di kampung beliau sendiri.

Nak teruskan lagi tak kawan-kawan? Hehe~ Go on friends~!

Terdapat di kalangan masyarakat ini yang mahu memecah belahkan persahabatan yang terbina antara Saidina Umar dan Khalid al-Walid. Maka, ada di antara mereka menghasut Saidina Umar dan Khalid al-Walid agar berlawan sesama mereka. Tapi kan, mereka ni bagus... Mereka tak terpengaruh pun. Ini yang sweet sangat =)

Tapi, langit tak selalu cerah. Setelah berkali-kali dihasut, mereka akhirnya termakan juga hasutan tersebut. Mereka yang menghasut ini menyediakan habuan untuk sesiapa yang memenangi perlawanan tersebut. Pihak yang menghasut Saidina Umar mengatakan Khalid al-Walid mengajak beliau berlawan kerana mahukan habuan tersebut. Begitu juga di pihak Khalid al-Walid, pihak yang menghasut beliau mengatakan perkara yang sama. Saidina Umar bersetuju untuk berlawan kerana mahukan habuan tersebut seandainya beliau menang. Habuannnya pula, sangat bernilai. Bilangan unta yang sangat banyak. Hurm... Ini sangat tak sweet  =( Tak apa, tak apa. Kita teruskan cerita~

Maka perlawanan pun bermula. And at the end, nak tahu tak siapa menang? Jeng, jeng, jeng... =P

Yang menang ialah Khalid al-Walid. Dan of course, Saidina Umar sangat down... Kesian kan? Tapi, jangan sedih dulu. Ada part yang sangat sweet di sini =P

Setelah diumumkan sebagai pemenang, Khalid al-Walid pun mendekati sahabatnya, Saidina Umar dan beliau pun berkata bahawa dia bukan juara, tetapi Saidina Umar adalah tetap juara. Maka, kekallah Saidina Umar sebagai juara, dan habuan yang ditawarkan menjadi milik Khalid al-Walid. Ala-ala macam win-win situation... Sangat sweet kan? Agak-agak la kan, ada lagi tak dua orang yang bersahabat mengamalkan nilai-nilai sebegini? =P

Dan hubungan mereka pun kembali jernih seperti sebelumnya...~

[The End]

Renung-renungkan, dan ambillah pengajaran =)

~berdoa dan terus mengharapkan redha Illahi...~