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Books, mother’s day and al-quran

Went to BookXcess yesterday to collect my membership card and wanting to buy “LiFE Wonders of The World” so bad sebab ada 30% off for members…Turns out dah sold out….im sooo arghhh, kecewa. So I look through Coelho’s title. They only got 3 title of him – Inspirations: Selections Literature Classic, A Warrior’s Life (his autobiography) and The Winner Stands Alone(his 2008 publication). I want to buy one, but wasn’t sure to buy which (reminded myself not to buy many, as I have loads of books at home waiting to be read).  A peek of one of each brings me to pick Inspirations : Selections of Literature Classic. Reasons why..I feels I have interest in literature but never pursuit any. When in secondary school, I have huge interest in English, thus literature in particular. Yeah some life decision we regret kan, I do tapi I know there’s a reason why.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

And so I bought ‘Inspirations’, ‘Teddy Bear pop up’ book for my niece (sucker for kids book) and a book for my friend Ain by Wicked author. She’s a west-end musical fanatic. The only, among my circa. And also she’s an obsessed freak for fairy tales, which I find helpful because now I baru terhegeh-hegeh baca fairy tales. Well, honestly I don’t really read fairy tales and immersed. She did, she really did. When I find it hard to understand (or actually ‘believe’ a fairy tale), I ask her and she’ll clarify it.

Oh I pergi lagi bookxcess the other week and bought ‘Everything Selling Book’ for MYR14.30 sebab ada discount Mothers Day. Speaking of mothers day………theres a speculation going around by fellow ustaz and majlis fatwa even? (I am not sure weather Majlis Fatwa dah keluarkan statement haram or still in discussion)  that it is a haram celebration. I was kinda shocked. I just nak quote this from Imam Suhaibb Webb in his post

There is a legitimate scholarly difference surrounding this issue. Those who hold such celebrations as forbidden do so contending that such celebrations are “religious in nature” and amount to imitating the religious rites of others.

Those who contented that such celebrations are permissible, do so contending the opposite: such celebrations are not religious in nature and that the origin of things is permissible unless explicitly forbidden. Sheikh al-Qaradawi stated, concerning Mother’s Day, there is no way he considered it forbidden. He based his contention on the legal axiom: “Nothing is made forbidden except with a clear text.”

It is well known that al-Rajabiyah was a holiday observed by the Arabs before for the time of the Prophet [may Allah’s peace and blessing be upon him] up until the third century A.H. and the jurist differed on its ruling. The Hanabali’s considered it permissible, while the Malikis held it to be disliked.

As a convert to Islam and based on my humble legal training, I agree with the second opinion. Many of us, those of us who have converted to Islam, can use these moments to share the beauty of our faith with our families and loved ones in an non-hostile environment. Perhaps, by giving gifts to our parents we can heal wounds, build relationships and move forward. At the same time, such celebrations are based on the foundations of our faith: honoring one’s parents. Therefore, we should engage such holidays with the intention of fostering noble relations and spreading the beauty of our faith with others.

Allah knows best

http://www.suhaibwebb.com/relationships/marriage-family/parents/should-we-celebrate-mother%E2%80%99s-day-father%E2%80%99s-day/

Dr Mohd Asri also tweeted

“Antara kgnjilan fatwa dharamkn hari ibu, dhalalkn smbutn tahun baru..sdgkn kduanya asas yg sama, bahkn hari ibu lbih brfaedah.”

“Asas Islam; dlm daily life, apa saja yg Quran n hadis x haramkn maka halal. Dlm Islam yg haram sdikit dbandingkn yg halal.”

From hamka

“Apabila benda itu ada kebaikan, dan kebaikan itu tidak menjejaskan akidah, tak payah kita nak pening kepala berhujah itu ini begitu begini..

Setakat nak bagi hukum haram dengan alasan menyerupai orang kapir tak de hebatnya kawan..

Aku pun boleh bagi hukum haram jika nak jadi perasan bagus macam korang:

Contoh: kau tahu tak, menulis ni, dari kiri ke kanan, menyerupai orang  kapir, menyerupai tulisan dalam Bible, Sunnah Nabi menulis, kanan ke kiri, jadi korang semua ni haram main FB, main blog, sms dan semua apa ke jadah sebab menulis dari kiri ke kanan menyerupai orang kapir, haram! Jika nak main FB atau sms, kena guna tulisan jawi, baru halal “

I read about Malcolm X earlier. That name is well-known but I never knew exactly who he was. Sangat ignorant kan. And I love Wikipedia so much(well who doesn’t), it directed to so many related subject. It is a very sad story of a good muslim man. But how good you are, its not hereditary kan but his daughter Ilyasah are doing well. For me, as long as you have a good ethics, thats enough. *Iman tak dapat diwarisi, dari seorang ayah yang bertakwa*- Iman can never be pass down/heritable, even if the father is a righteous man. A Muslim who has iman commits to follow the commands of Allah in every aspect of life. Iman is key to success in the religious realm, but also in other areas. (from Suhaibb Webb)

This entry I quote quite a number from Imam Suhaib Webb. I like his way of giving preach, its mind blown to my liking. I came across to some comments of a people who dislike another person interpret the Quran as he wish. I mean…I think he got it wrong. If the person is true believer and has no intention to understand the Quran ‘only’ on his way, he’ll definitely will try to understand of the history of why the verse is being revealed first. People knows, come on.. Quran is an amazing book, no matter how much you read, you gain new things, everytime, and as what Imam Subaib Webb said, Quran verses is like telling us “ FILL YOUR PROBLEMS HERE”. (That reminds me of writing a post on his talk I attend regarding this). It does to me…and that’s how Quran give so much impact in ones life, apart from understanding the REAL meaning of the verses and its command. To me, to read Quran, theres a priority chain of command that is  (1) Understand the history of the revelation of the surah/verse (2) Practice the command (because not all verses are ‘story’ but mere command from Allah) (3) After knowing the importance of (1) and (2), if it suits your situation and you feel like Allah talking to you, I’d say..why not. If it brings you closer to Allah, why not.

I will give example for this. Below is a verse from Surah . I have few verses that I bookmark-ed because it really does touches me and fits my situation.

I used to amalkan this verse everytime after solat as ayat ruqyah, but now tak lagi…But it really does help me. Reading this alone dah buat I menangis sungguh-sungguh time kesusahan dulu

Ayat 81. Then when they had cast down, Musa (Moses) said: “What you have brought is sorcery, Allah will surely make it of no effect. Verily, Allah does not set right the work of Al-Mufsidun (the evil-doers, corrupts, etc.).

Ayat 82. “And Allah will establish and make apparent the truth by His Words, however much the Mujrimun (criminals, disbelievers, polytheists, sinners, etc.) may hate it.”

If you read the verse, its clearly about Nabi Musa and the pharaoh’s sorcerer. Nabi Musa is being challenged by the sorcerer, and it’s a doa Nabi Musa recite..Its also to reminder that sihr is unlawful and strictly forbidden in Islam. Ok so here we cover the (1)history, why this verse is revealed (2) Reminder from Allah/command, that is : Sihr is unlawful and Allah will make it no effect. Don’t practice and use sihr in any means!

Ok so now I had a situation, this verse is so related to me that I cried a lot as if Allah is hearing every misery I had (of course He does)

*This post has so many revision and having problems to upload it..So the ending i lupa nak close macamana hehe..

*Alhamdulillah i got a new job, i’ll be in a new place on the 11th of June 2012.. Thank You Allah.

This has changed my life

Khusyuk solat

We always want khushoo’..Always said its hard to attain khushoo’ but do we really deserve khusoo’ if we arent making any preparation for it? Here some preparation you can do before prayers. I extract from the sermons i heard, or my own point of view.

1.Take some time before the adhan to contemplate, do zikr, sit on the prayer mat about 10mins before adhan.
2. Prepare the surah you are going to recite and know its meaning. At least understand the meaning of Surah Al Fatihah.
3. Make a perfect wudhu’..This works for me. I macam baru tahu nak ambil wudu’ betul2 selelpas tgok fattabiouni. Here the link. Jazakallah.


4. Know the movement well. Perfected your prayers through its movement. It works for me as well. I ask my quran teacher to tengok my prayers and she corrected me. Alhamdulillah. Im so thankful that Allah brought her to me. Woman movement are more details than the man. yes its not compulsory to perfected the body position but it helps you to attain khusoo’ as what Ustaz Don mention in his show “30min Ustaz Don”. Holding the hand to the left brings you closer to khushoo state. Takbir betul2, sujud betul2, rukuk betul2, duduk antara 2 sujud betul2. Cari ilmu.
5. Pray as if Allah is in front of you and the Angel of Death is on your back, ready to take ur life.
6. Apart of understand the meaning of surah…understand the meaning of each reads during ruku’, sujood.

makna bacaan and pic taken from  matlu& from my tumblr post this is also good
7. Suit up! Prepare a really nice cloth for prayer. For woman, make sure the telekung is clean and wangi. For guys pun, pakai pakaian yang selesa. Yes, please do wear something comfortable sebab if you are not comfortable, it will surely affects your solat. At times, sebab baju tak selesa pun the reason why we tak solat. Which is very sayang…One thing lagi, i figure, pakai attire yg menanpakkan tangan(for woman) menambah khusyuk sebab you are more careful on the movement. Ini for me je kot. Solat pakai baju biasa, without telekung lebih mbuatkan i nak strive kusyuk for me. wallahualam.


8. Prayer area. If possible find a place you comfortable with. A place thats not hurting your eye and distract. As for me, i buy this shaggy carpet because its very fluffy and its a really nice feel when you perform sujood and tak sakit..
9. Environment. Turn off the TV, anything yang boleh distract your attention. Pray inside room is the best if you pray at home. If at masjid, tak ada masalah.


10. Alas perut. Dont pray knowing you are in hungry state of mind. Im not saying pergi makan lunch dulu, baru solat. Tapi alas perut je sekadar minum air and biscuit/kurma/chocs/fruit. That will do. Jangan nak menipu yang you need sepinggan nasi untuk alas perut.
11. Empty your bowel. Nak buang air semua make it before prayers. You’ll be more comfortable.

*Betapa marahnya seorang raja yang menyuruh sesorang menghadapnya, tetapi hanya diberi jasad (sebab orang tu dah mati). Dia mesti akan murka sangat-sangat kan. Apatah lagi Allah. Kita persembahkan pergerakan dalam solat sahaja padaNya tanpa ada roh dan soul ikut sekali? Murka Allah pulak macammana….

*Selagi ada kudrat dan kesihatan solat sempurna, sempunakanlah…Perasaan dapat sujud itu tak terkira nikmatnya

-note to myself-really im writing this as a note to myself first…..i need to change and solat awal waktu.

Surah Al Hud is really good for those who want to find serenity, and wanted to break away from hardship. Allah is the Healer. Al Quran is His way.

Strive to be solehah, jom?

BIG CIRLE/Daurah- My first. At Masjid Mukhlisin, Alam Damai, 22 April 2012. 4pm-8pm.

Whats on your mind when people mention “Wanita Solehah”? In hijab? Always lower her gaze? Knowledgable? Obedient to husband?..what else? Dr Har gives me a different perspective of  Wanita Solehah and most importantly, who can I look up to in becoming one.

Dr Har asked

Mudahkah single woman menjadi wanita solehah, compare to married woman?

I raised up my hand due to certain reason which i picture the marriage is blissful, lelaki soleh, all good stuff lah..But actually sebenarnya if difikirkan banyak cabaran married woman untuk mencapai ertikata solehah. Sebenarnya dua2 golongan ni boleh strive the common goal. Keadaan kehidupan berbeza, tuntutan berbeza dan masing2 ada kelebihan dan kekurangan. Allah nilai pada iman, bukan status. Remember that. So our chances to become a solehah is wide open. Allah tak memilih bangsa, warna kulit, bentuk badan, status…tapi pada IMAN.

Which come to a story about “Smart tag”. Dr har relates Smart tag with the gate to jannah/redha Allah. Smart Tag is pre-reloaded with cash/credit, that enables the cardholders to pass through the gate easily and continue their journey. The thing detect you, and the gate open, you went through. The pre-loaded credit relates to our good deeds/ibadah that we have collected throughout our lives and when it comes to the jannah gate, if people with loads of good deeds, the gate will open, But what if your card is rejected due to no credit. You will not enter jannah. The gate will NEVER open. Another case is on the cash lane, its pretty good analogy too..You gotta stopped by at the counter, counted your money(deeds) and pay the cashier, If enough, she will release the gate. If not, you gotta find help (pinjam friends) and pay her in order for the gate to open.

Truly i never thought of that. How that simple day-to-day life example can draw us closer to Allah. In dire need that Jannah Smart Tag 🙂

I think, the foremost question as a human being is….”What is your purpose of living?” Did you ever had a moment where you stop and think of the basic reason why Allah created you? A friend of mine asked me some time ago of this and i said, we are slaves to Him, to worship him and be good to other living things as well as being beneficial to entire human. This is one good reads on Apakah Fungsi Manusia. Sometimes people cant accept kereta mayat’s way of writing, 1st half he’ll do an analogy, suit our surrounding and events and his last half part is all about Islam point of view and conclusions of the entry title. But to me, his style suits my liking. Ok back to Dr Har, she quote a quranic verses  ” Tugas manusia adalah menjadi hambah kepada Allah dan menjadi khalifah di bumi”

Definition of “wanita solehah”

(Quran, An-nisa’ 4:34)

So the righteous woman is the one who 1. Taat 2. Pelihara diri

Dr Har mentioned about a great woman that hasnt been promoted by many, but has ALL attributes in motivating a woman to become the Righteous One. Its Saidatina Khadijah Al Kubra. The wife of our beloved prophet Muhammad s.a.w. Which came to my mind ” yes, yes, she’s amazing…why haven’t i thought about Saidatina Khadijah before?”.

Aishah r.a once complained to Nabi Muhammad s.a.w because he keeps on mentioning Saidatina Khadijah and very close with her family members and Nabi Muhammad replied with this

“Allah tidak memberikan pengganti untukku yang lebih baik daripada Khadijah. Dia percaya kepadaku di kala orang lain mengingkariku, dia membenarkanku di kala orang lain mendustakanku, dia menyerahkan hartanya kepadaku di kala orang lain menghalangiku dan Allah mengurniakan keturunan melalui rahimnya kala aku tidak dapat daripada perempuan-perempuan lain ( isteri-isteriku )”.

She is an individual, wife, best friend, mother, educator, leader, businesswoman and pejuang.

And remember that she is the first person to accept Islam. She never worship the berhala as shes the follower of Nabi Ibrahim as. She can read at those years where woman is being violated and stoop low in the eyes of men. She studied from her cousin, Waraqah ibn Naufal, a very learned man during the age of ignorance. She’s smart and make most of decision herself- even when it comes to life partners. She is the most beautiful woman in Makkah and a very patient person. Remember when she hike Gua Hira back and forth to give foods to Nabi Muhammad s.a.w and you know how high that bukit was..I saw it during umrah and i couldnt afford to hike myself. Yes i didnt. And she did. And remember when Nabi Muhammad s.a.w receives the first wahyu and comes home shivering? What Khadijah did? She put a blanket to him and caress him, say good words to him. She gave birth to the most amazing woman-all daughters of Nabi Muhammad s.a.w.. She choose to be boycotted together even if she’s not from Bani hasyim which has been boycotted. She spend her entire wealth to Islam and this is moving…This is the thing i honestly respect Khadijah r.a for, the thing no one would ever said or do

“Wahai Muhammad, jika tulang belulangku boleh dijual untuk menegakkan agamamu, maka jual lah ia.”

Saidatina Khadijah r.a attributes are very relevant to us woman nowadays. Really wish to be like Saidatina Khadijah. InshaAllah.

And remember single ladies, whoever havent found life partner, marriage isnt the only door that leads to jannah and becoming solehah. Happiness is a form of contentment and you can attain that with or without marriage. Now is the time you be the ONE. And Dr. Har mention, you got Maryam as a referer so-called. She’s not married but still a righteous woman in the eye of Allah s.w.t. Its in Surah At-tahrim verse 10-12.

Muslim married man priority:

1.Allah

2. Rasul

3. Ibu

4.Ibu

5.Ibu

6.Bapa

7. Isteri & anak2.

Muslim married woman priority

1. Allah

2. Rasul

3.Suami..

The wife is at number 7 from the husbands eye, not 1, remember that. What Dr.Har said touches me..She said to her MIL  ” Tempat mak, Har takkan ambil, its a war i’ll never win.” And she ask her MIL to sit in front in car with her hubs and she sit at backseat instead.

I remembered a post by sis Yasmin Mogahed. She wrotes many article i can read all over again and relates.

You try to reach this ‘place’. You do this because in the fairy tale, that’s where the story ends. It ends at the finding, the joining, the wedding. It is found at the oneness of two souls. And everyone around you will make you think that your path ends there: at the place where you meet your soul mate, your other half—at the point in the path where you get married. Then and only then, they tell you, will you ever finally be complete. This, of course, is a lie because completion cannot be found in anything other than God.

But the lesson you’ve been taught since the time you were little—from every story, every song, every movie, every ad, every well-meaning auntie—is that you aren’t complete otherwise. And if—God forbid—you are one of the ‘outcasts’ who haven’t gotten married, or have been divorced, you are considered deficient or incomplete in some way.

The link

Some quotes from Dr. Har :

You can trust your own judgement as long as it based on iman.

The people around you will ask numerous question thats going to worry you sick.

Dont declare war with your mother-in-law. You’ll never win.

Ps: I havent been on this kind of session for so long. Last is early March, so yeah its a soul feeder i need EVERYTIME.

Doa bertemu jodoh

Maka secara tidak sengaja, saya ter-pergi website Darussyifa maka doa ni ada besar-besar depan home page. Warna pink dan menarik perhatian dan inginlah berkongsi

Ada cerita disebalik doa ini dulu. macam twisted sikit.Tapi takpe, semoga bermanfaat. Sumber darussyifa, inshaAllah tak ada ragu. Doa pun isi perkara yang baik.

Hook Up?

Hook Up with the Quran, Allah Will Hook You Up

Found this : http://www.suhaibwebb.com/relationships/withthedivine/hook-up-with-the-quran-allah-will-hook-you-up/

Untungnya kamu pokok kurma

Diriwayatkan dari Jabir bin Abdullah bahawa pada masa itu masjid Rasulullah saw beratap batang pokok kurma. Jika Rasulullah saw berkhutbah, baginda berdiri di atas salah satu batang pohon kurma. Kerana jumlah umat Islam bertambah, maka dibuatlah mimbar agar jemaah majlis yang berada di belakang dapat melihat Rasulullah saw ketika berkhutbah. Para sahabat pun membuat mimbar dari kayu. Setelah selesai, Rasulullah saw datang ke mimbar untuk berkhutbah.

Namun, ketika naik mimbar terdengarlah rintihan seperti rintihan unta dan goncangan tanah yang terus bergetar sehingga para sahabat pun bertanya-tanya.

Rasulullah saw tersenyum. Rasulullah saw turun dari mimbar dan mendatangi pohon kurma yang tidak jauh dari mimbar tersebut. Rasulullah saw meletakkan tangan baginda pada batang pokok kurma dan mengusap-usap dengan perlahan-lahan.

Rasulullah saw berkata pada pohon kurma itu: “Jika engkau mahu, aku akan jadikan engkau dinding masjid ini, akarmu tumbuh lagi, tubuhmu hidup lagi dan engkau berbuah lagi. Atau jika engkau mahu, engkau aku tanam di syurga, supaya para wali Allah boleh memakan buah buahmu. ”

Batang kurma itu menjawab: “Saya memilih untuk ditanam di syurga sehingga wali wali Allah dapat memakan buahku dan saya berada di tempat di dalamnya saya kekal.”

Goncangan tanah dan suara rintihan pun berhenti. Rasulullah saw kemudian kembali pada mimbar dan menyampaikan kejadian tersebut kepada para sahabatnya.

Rasulullah saw berkata: “Ia (pokok kurma) memilih negeri yang kekal berbanding negeri yang fana!”

Rasulullah SAW pernah bersabda:
Demi Tuhan yang memegang nyawaku didalam tangan Nya. Jika aku tidak memeluknya dan memujuk pasti ia akan berterusan sebegini hingalah hari kiamat

Inilah kisah batang kering dari pohon kurma yang menangis kerana rindu kepada Rasulullah saw. Bayangkan sebatang pokok kurma tidak mahu jauh dari Rasulullah saw, padahal cuma terletak beberapa meter, tapi pokok kurma tidak mahu jauh dari Nabi Muhammad saw.

Kita? Seharusnya lebih lagi.

Taken from : cintarindurasul selepas dengar cerita ini tadi di radio IKIM oleh USTAZ MUHADIR HJ JOLL