Ma sha Allaah! You are great! ma sha Allaah.
You are so beautiful, you are so handsome, you are so intelligent, you have everything subhan’Allaah.
O you are this and that… too many praises and appreciations?
Liking it? Embracing the fame? Loving the praises?
Indeed, Allaah Azza Wa Jall has bestowed upon certain people great skills and talents that are seen visibly by others, through writing, visual arts or any other form that catches and captures hearts of their audience, this is but a great blessing indeed.
What is alarming is that when people get to taste the sweetness and joy of fame they become so attached to it that they let go of the recognition that Allaah Azza Wa Jall brought them to where they are right now. Astagfirullaah.
O my brother and sister in Islam, when you work for dawa’h, always renew your intention every single time, do not be deceived by other people’s praises, always know that without Allaah Azza Wa jall you are not going to be where you are right now.
Always sit for a while and reflect and I tell you you will be back to your senses and realize that these things you have achieve are given and from Allaah Azza Wa Jall, if they are amazed at you then realize that what they are amazed truly is how Allaah Azza Wa Jall made you able to do such great things on how Allaah Azza Wa Jall made you a reason for them to appreciate Islam, to know their deen and to urge and encourage them to get closer to Him.
I will no more quote verses from the Qur’aan here because you know very well which verses I am talking about, so I would just want to ask you questions that I pray would make you ponder and reflect from.
Who made you?
Who gave you life?
Who gave and bestowed upon you what others praise you for?
Who are you going to return to?
Please, do your soul a favor, remember the ground you are walking on and standing on is but where you will be brought back to the day you will die. You were taken out from earth, and you will be brought back to it as well.
Remember Ali Ibn Abi Talib Radiyallahu Anhu whenever it was time for prayer, whenever he hears the adhan, and makes wudhu, did you know that his color changes, that the other Sahabah Radiyallahu Anhum would ask him what is wrong with him… and then he would answer that it is because he knows to whom he is going to talk to in his salaah! Subhan’Allaah!!!!
Such a great caliph but turns into a scared pale baby out of his taqwa to Allaah Azza Wa Jall! Reflect O people!!!
Wallah, do not be so arrogant on this world, even if Allaah Azza Wa Jall raise you on such status know that this very status of yours is but a test for you and you will be held accountable on how you made use of this status.
In your grave, no people will praise you, only the angels questioning, and your deeds safeguarding you because the very limbs of yours will be caused to speak either against or in defense of yours.
Death approaches, so look into your deeds today, do you think with these deeds, the gates of Jannah will be opened for you? Or will even the earth where your body will be placed welcoming you in pleasant odor and spacious bed?
All up to you.
You were born alone, you will die alone and you will be judged alone. So take heed, for that day approaches since you existed in this world.
And we pray that Allaah Azza Wa Jall keeps us on the right path and make us see and realize that we are nothing but His slaves and that we are nothing without Him.
"And He found you lost and guided [you]”
[Surah ad Duha, verse 7]
We are afraid
to talk about
and there are
we’d rather suffocate.
Perhaps this is
the reason we write;
words breathe better
than we can.
Pray for MH370…
What a beautiful du’a.
If we trace back, this was a du’aa made by our beloved Muhammad Sallallahu Alaihi Wassalaam, a du’aa he said after he talked about the heart [qalb] of the person.
As the narration says:
'Amr bin Al-As Radiyallahu Anhu reported that he heard the Messenger of Allaah Sallallahu Alaihi Wassalaam say:
"All the hearts of Adaam’s children are between the two fingers of the Most Merciful, as if they were one heart that He controls as He wills."
Then the Messenger of Allaah Sallallahu Alaihi Wassalaam supplicated these very words. [Hadith is found in Muslim]
See, my brothers and sisters in Islaam there are many ahadith that describes the heart. It is said that the subject of hearts is sensitive but important, hence, the heart has been named al-qalb because of the speed with which it turns over and changes [taqallub].
Our beloved Muhammad Sallallahu Alaihi Wassalaam said in various ahadith the following:
 "The heart was named as such due to its fluctuation. The example of the heart is like a fever caught on a tree trunk, with the wind turning it over and over."
 "The example of the heart is like a feather caught on open ground, with the wind turning it over and over."
 "The heart of the son of Adaam goes up and down faster than a violently boiling pot."
 "…it turns over more than [the contents] of a pot when boiling"
Subhan’Allaah, look how delicate the heart is.
We have to always protect and preserve it, not only because it is part of our body but it is where we find rest, peace and ease because it is the dwelling place of Allaah Azza Wa Jall in us. Subhan’Allaah.
"Allaahumma muqalliba al quloob thabbit qalbee ‘alaa ta’atika" - let these words be a daily routine for our tongues to utter, let it be a remembrance to us so that we may not find harshness or hardness in our hearts.
In sha Allaah, the next few posts will be allotted for the symptoms, causes and cures for weakness of faith.
You know the strongest part of your body, isn’t your arms or thighs or anything, it is the heart, the qalb tho it changes rapidly but as long as you have Allaah Azza Wa Jall in it, it will continue to be filled with His remembrance, His barakah, His Love, Guidance and Protection.
And we pray that Allaah Azza Wa Jall makes our heart firm on this beautiful mercy from Him, on this beautiful deen, Al Islam.
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Guru mana yang gembira melihat kegagalan anak muridnya.. jika murid kecewa dengan keputusannya, guru berkali ganda kecewa dengan kemampuan beliau..
Oleh: Dr Abu Anas Madani
Riak - Takabbur!! Ujian Ahli Ilmu dan Ahli Ibadah
Orang Islam, jika bukan termasuk dalam golongan AHLI ILMU , maka hendaklah dia memastikan dirinya dalam golongan AHLI IBADAH .
Alangkah baiknya jika dia tergolong dalam kedua-duanya golongan tersebut. Jika tidak termasuk dalam salah satu golongan ini, maka dia termasuk dalam golongan yang sangat rugi.
Namun, setiap golongan ini diuji dengan ujian.
Seorang ulama berkata: .
وكثير من المنتسبين إلى العلم يُبتلى بالكِبْر كما يُبتلى كثير من أهل العبادة بالشرك، ولهذا فإن آفة العلم الكِبْر، وآفة العبادة الرياء، وهؤلاء يُحرَمون حقيقة العلم. . “Ramai ORANG yang mempunyai kaitan dengan ILMU (ulama, penuntut ilmu dan seumpamanya) diuji dengan SOMBONG. Sebagaimana ramai AHLI IBADAH yang diuji dengan SYIRIK.
Oleh sebab itu, kerosakan ILMU adalah SOMBONG. Manakala kerosakan IBADAH adalah RIYA. Mereka inilah yang dihalang daripada HAKIKAT ILMU” [Rad Ala Syazili ms:207]
JAUHKAN diri daripada SOMBONG dan SYIRIK. Semoga Allah taala menjadikan kita sebagai ahli ilmu dan ahli ibadah yang sebenar.
Sbb mengingatkan aku tentang luka aku jugak..
Yg lama aku simpan..
People will always hate on Islam and try to destroy it, but the truth will always prevail.
"They want to extinguish the light of Allah with their mouths, but Allah will perfect His light, although the disbelievers dislike it.” - Surat Aş-Şaf, Verse 8