Thursday, January 29, 2015

Last Minute SOLAH


He remembered his grandmother' s warning about praying on time:

'My son, you shouldn't leave prayer to this late time'.
His grandmother' s age was 70 but, whenever she heard the Adhan, 
she got up like an arrow and performed the Solat.

He, however could never win over his ego to get up and pray.
Whatever he did, his Solat was always the last to be offered and he prayed it quickly to get it in on time.
Thinking of this, he got up and realized that there were only 15 minutes left before Salat-ul Isha'.
He quickly made Wudhu and performed Salat-ul Maghrib.

While making Tasbih, 

He again remembered his grandmother and was embarrassed by how he had prayed.His grandmother prayed with such tranquillity and peace.
He began making Dua and went down to make Sajdah and stayed like that for a while.
He had been at work all day and was tired, very tired.
He awoke abruptly to the sound of noise and shouting.
He was sweating profusely. 
He looked around. It was very crowded.

Every direction he looked in was filled with people.
Some stood frozen looking around, some were running left and right and some were on their knees with their heads in their hands just waiting.
Pure fear and apprehension filled him as he realized where he was. His heart was about to burst.

It was the Day of Judgment
When he was alive, he had heard many things about the questioning on the Day of Judgment, 
but that seemed so long ago.
Could this be something his mind made up?
No, the wait and the fear were so great that he could not have imagined this.
The interrogation was still going on.
He began moving frantically from people to people to ask if his name had been called. 
No one could answer him.
All of a sudden his name was called and the crowd split into two and made a passageway for him.
Two angels grabbed his arms and led him forward. He walked with unknowing eyes through the crowd. The angels brought him to the centre and left him there.
His head was bent down and his whole life was passing in front of his eyes like a movie.
He opened his eyes but saw only another world.
The people were all helping others.
He saw his father running from one lecture to the other, spending his wealth in the way of Islam.
His mother invited guests to their house and one table was being set while the other was being cleared.
He pleaded his case, 'I too was always on this path. I helped others. I spread the word of Allah. I performed my Salah. I fasted in the month of Ramadhan.'
'Whatever Allah ordered us to do, I did.'
'Whatever he ordered us not to do, I did not.'
He began to cry and think about how much he loved Allah.
He knew that whatever he had done in life would be less than what Allah deserved and his only protector was Allah He was sweating like never before and was shaking all over.
His eyes were fixed on the scale, waiting for the final decision. At last, the decision was made.
The two angels with sheets of paper in their hands, turned to the crowd.
His legs felt like they were going to collapse. He closed his eyes as they began
To read the names of those people who were to enter Jahannam.
His name was read first.
He fell on his knees and yelled that this couldn't be,
'How could I go to Jahannam? 
I served others all my life, I spread the word of Allah
to others.'
His eyes had become blurry and he was shaking with sweat.
The two angels took him by the arms.
As his feet dragged, they went through the crowd and advanced toward
the blazing flames of Jahannam.
He was yelling and wondered if there was any person who was going to help him.
He was yelling of all the good deeds he had done, how he had helped his father, his fasts, prayers, the Noble Qur'an that he read, he was asking if none of them would help him.
The Jahannam angels continued to drag him.
They had gotten closer to the Hellfire.
He looked back and these were his last pleas.

Had not Rasulullah [PBUH] said,
'How clean would a person be who bathes in a river five times a day, so too does the Salah performed five times cleanse someone of their sins?'

He began yelling, 'My prayers? My prayers? My prayers?'
The two angels did not stop, and they came to the edge of the abyss of Jahannam.
The flames of the fire were burning his face.
He looked back one last time, but his eyes were dry of hope and he had nothing left in him.
One of the angels pushed him in.
He found himself in the air and falling towards the flames.
He had just fallen five or six feet when a hand grabbed him by the arm and pulled him back.
He lifted his head and saw an old man with a long white beard.

He wiped some dust off himself and asked him, 'Who are you?'
The old man replied, 'I am your prayers.'
'Why are you so late?! I was almost in the Fire! 
You rescued me at the last minute before I fell in.'
The old man smiled and shook his head, 
'You always performed me at the last minute, did you forget?'

At that instant, he blinked and lifted his head from Sajdah. 
He was in a sweat. 
He listened to the voices coming from outside.
He heard the Adhan for Salat-ul Isha.
He got up quickly and went to perform Wudhu.
Pass this on to your friends and family......
Maybe, you can help someone open their eyes.
And who knows?

Maybe, this is a good deed that can help you during The Day of Judgment. INSHA-ALLAH

فَإِذَا قَضَيۡتُمُ ٱلصَّلَوٰةَ فَٱذۡڪُرُواْ ٱللَّهَ قِيَـٰمً۬ا وَقُعُودً۬ا وَعَلَىٰ جُنُوبِڪُمۡ‌ۚ فَإِذَا ٱطۡمَأۡنَنتُمۡ فَأَقِيمُواْ ٱلصَّلَوٰةَ‌ۚ إِنَّ ٱلصَّلَوٰةَ كَانَتۡ عَلَى ٱلۡمُؤۡمِنِينَ كِتَـٰبً۬ا مَّوۡقُوتً۬ا 
  "When ye have performed the act of worship, remember Allah, standing, sitting and reclining. And when ye are in safety, observe proper worship. Worship at fixed times hath been enjoined on the believers."[An-Nisa':103]

Tuesday, January 27, 2015

Count Your Blessings

When morning comes,
remember that the sun is shining upon thousands of miserable people,
but you are blessed,
It is shining on hundreds of hungry people,
but you have plenty to eat,
It shines on thousands of people who are imprisoned,
but you are free,
It shines on thousands of people who have been stricken with calamity and lost their family and home,
but you happy and healthy.
How many tears flow down people cheeks,
How many people hearts are filled with pain,
How many screams come from people throats, but you are smiling and happy.

So praise Allah, for His kindness, protection and generosity.
Sit and think, and be honest with yourself, look at the numbers and statistics.
How many things do you own,
How much wealth do you possess,
How many blessings do you enjoy,
How many things do you have that bring you delight?
Beauty, wealth, children, parents, shade, a home, a country, light, air, water, nourishment, medicine?

Count the blessings that Allah has bestowed upon you.
Rejoice and be of good cheer.

"Buy with charity the du'a and love of the poor and needy". 

Monday, January 26, 2015

Good Deeds Actually Remove Evil Deeds

A righteous man was once asked to tell the story of the pivotal moment of his life,the moment in which he first began to apply the teachings of Islam, and the following was his answer,

When I was a young man, I would not hesitate to perpetrate any sin that was made available to me.
Then, one day, I saw a young women who was perhaps the most beautiful woman that I had ever seen.Much tempted by her, I indicated to her that I wanted her to approach me.She seemed nervous, but I thought that she would probably agree to satisfy my sexual desires for money.She approached me with what seemed to be a great deal of trepidation, and when she actually stood before me, she looked extremely terrified. Feeling sorry for her,

I said, " Do not fear, for I will not harm you."

But my words did not lessen her terrible fright in the least, in fact, her situation worsened, she began to tremble like a palm tree leaf trembles with the wind.

I said, " Tell me your story."

She said, "By Allah, O my brother, never before this day have I offered my body in this way. Dire need is what had driven me to this, for I have three daughters who have not eaten a single morsel of food for three days now. It was pity for them that brought me to this low point in my life."

Something then happened to me that had never happened to me before : I felt sorry for another human being.After she told me where she lived, I took a great deal of money, clothing, and food to her house. When I returned to my house, I told my mother what had happened. My mother knew that I had a book in which I would record all of my evil exploits, and so

she said to me, " My son, you are a man who has never performed a good deed except for the good deed that you performed today. I know that you have a book in which you record your evil exploits, go now and write in it your good deed."

I stood up, went to my book, opened it, and found that all of its page were blank, except for the first page on which was written a single line. These were the words that I saw before me on that line :

"Verily,the good deeds remove the evil deeds (i.e. small sins)."
Quran (11:114)

At that very moment,I raised my hands to the sky and said,"By Your Might and Majesty, never again will I disobey You."

Friday, January 16, 2015

Let Us Hasten To Repent

photo credit : loqman hakim

Death may come upon us at any time,

and it is our last deed that counts most.

Put together, these two realities make it clear that we must continually repent for our sins and that it is utter foolishness to put off repentance for another day.

In relation to this point, there is an interesting story related about two brother.
One of them, who lived on the top floor of a house they shared together,
was a pious worshiper, the other , who lived on the ground floor,
was a prolific doer of evil deeds.
The former was confident in fact, a little too confident and self-complacent for his own good.
He actually desired that the devil should try to tempt him, so that he could resist temptation and soar to higher levels of righteousness.

One day, the devil did appear before him, perhaps in the form of man (it is not mentioned in the narration). The devil said, " So very sad that you have spent 40 years inhibiting the satisfaction of your desires and tiring your body in worship. You have 40 more years left to  live, you know, why don't you enjoy yourself and follow your lusts for a while. Then you can always repent and return to worship later on. After all, Allah is Most -Forgiving, Most Merciful".

The worshiper thought to himself, " I will go down to my brother on the first floor, and I will join him in the pursuit of pleasure for 20 years. Then, in the last 20 years of my  life, I will repent to Allah and worship Him".He then began to descend the stairs to the first floor.

Meanwhile, his brother was going through a transformation of his own. He thought to himself, " I wasted away my entire life in sin. My brother, the worshiper, will enter Paradise, while I will enter the Hell-fire. By Allah, I will indeed repent, go up to my brother , and join him, for as long as I live, in the worship of Allah. Perhaps, Allah will then forgive me".

He ascended the stairs, with the intention of repenting to Allah, while his brother was descending with the intention of leading a life of sin. The latter slipped on one of the stairs, tumbled down, and knocked down his brother.Both of them died.

I mentioned it earlier, and I'll mention it here again, It is of course,
the last deed that counts most.

Tuesday, January 13, 2015

The Lingering Pain Of Sinning

To be sure,
every single one of us is a sinner.
But what distinguishes some from others is that some people feel no remorse for past sins,while others feel a great deal of remorse.
The latter group repents and continually strives to improve,
while the former group sits back self-complacently,
going through the motions of life without appreciating the significance of their actions.
          An example of such a person is the noble Companion,Sa'id bin Amir.
During the caliphate of Umar bin Al-Khattab, Sa'id bin Amar was the governor of Hims, a city in Ashsham.
When Umar visited hims to see how things were going there, he was met by a large group of people who began to complain to him about Sa'id.
Basically, they found fault with Sa'id in 4 matters.

First,they said,he would not come out to them until mid-morning.
Second, he would refuse to answer any caller during the night.
Third, once a month, he would stay away from the people.
Fourth, every once in a while, Sa'id would faint and lose consciousness for no apparent reason.

The leader of the believers asked Sa'id to respond to their complaints.
In regard to the first complaint, Sa'id explained that he had no servant and that, every morning, he had to crush his own wheat in order to make a bread.As soon as he would finish making his bread,he said,he would then go out to serve the people.
As for not answering any callers during the night, he said that he dedicated his days to serving the people, and his nights to worshiping Allah.

As for not going out to the people once a month, he explained that he had only one garment and that he washed it once a month and had to then wait until it dried.

As for passing out every so often, Sa'id gave this explanation,
"When I was a polytheist, I witnessed the brutal execution of Habib Al-Ansari in Makkah. I saw how the Quraish cut up his flesh (little by little).
They said (to Habib),
"Do you testify that Muhammad is the Messenger of God?" "Yes," Habib replied. "I testify that Muhammad is the Messenger of God."
Musaylamah was visibly angry. "And do you testify that I am the Messenger of God?" He was almost insisting, rather than questioning. "My ears have been blocked against hearing what you claim," replied Habib.

Every time I remember that day and how I refrained from helping Habib - for I was a polytheist and did not believe in Allah, the All-Might- I begin to think that Allah Azza Wa Jall will never forgive me. It is then I (faint) , O leader of the Believers.

For a sincere person, sin is painful, its pain lingers in his heart for many years, very often until the day he/she dies.

Thursday, November 20, 2014

Kembara Hidayat

It may be long and it may be tiring to stay on the track as a good Muslims, I always remind myself,

"if the end destination is definite,It’s super worth it to keep struggling!"

When I attach to the impossible, it's hard to stay hopeful. This is how do I keep myself to stay strong in this "kembara hidayat", I will search a quotes about Islam, listen to Islamic song, read Islamic blog/page in face-book such as : yasmin mogahed, prof.dr.muhaya, zon kuliah, hamasah as-syabab, aku bukan superman, angel pakai gucci, tarbiyah sentap & etc, stay positive, optimist, and don't forget to Ask Him (Allah S.W.T).When problems are so big and our strength is no longer enough to carry them, don't give up! because, where our strength ends, the Grace of ALLAH begins.

"Some flowers grow best in the sun, others do well in the shade. Allah always knows what is best for us, so He puts us where we grow the best."

Kadang- kadang orang itu terpeleset bukan kerana bodoh, tapi kerana dikuasai akalnya sahaja dan ada masa kita terasa seperti tidak diberi pilihan dan tidak berupaya membuat pilihan ikut kehendak sendiri. Bila tersekat antara hati dan kemahuan. Seperti mahu berada jauh dari tempatmu. Lari lah. Tetapi lari lah dgn ucapan istighfar di bibirmu.
" أستغفر الله "
Rasulullah bersabda "Barangsiapa yang sentiasa beristighfar, maka Allah akan memberikan kegembiraan dari setiap kesedihannya, dan kelapangan bagi setiap kesempitannya, dan memberinya rezeki dari arah yang tiada disangka-sangka.”
(HR.Abu Daud, Ibnu Majah dan Ahmad).

When all things went dark and you search for a light to see things clearly that light is HIDAYAT
you don't wait for it,you search for it.

"Verily, We showed him the way (hidayat), whether he be grateful (syukur) or ungrateful (kufur). "
(Al - Insan 76.03).

Thus we have no excuses to say a word that Allah has not give me hidayat so im still waiting.

Chocolate in the Jar

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I love the layered cookie mixes in a jar, and I thought a homemade hot chocolate mix would be absolutely perfect!

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A lovely gift for a friend, a jar containing the main ingredients for chocolate ... Layer the dry ingredients in a one litre jar.

The Prophet s.a.w said, 
"Exchange gifts, as that will lead to 
increasing you love to one another".