Most of us tell and believe that we are believers,but how come we still disobey Allah and do little for the nexd world?One of the main reasons is our level of yaqin.Let me share this note below I cut/paste from Nasiha.I hope this note will motivate us to do more ibadah during this Ramadhan and continue there from until the day we are called upon to meet our Lord..
Al-Muminun (The Believers) Chapter 23: Verses 60-61
Hearts Filled With Fear "Those
who give what they have given (i.e. charity) and whose hearts are
filled with fear by the very idea that they shall return to their Lord.
Such people are truly racing towards their own welfare and they are the
first to reach them."
Unwavering Belief in the truth of the Hereafter:
verse is describing the inner state of mind of the believers who are
always conscious about the acceptance of their good deeds by Allah.
They worry whether their charities are accepted or not. This concept of
"fear" was the corner-stone that strengthened the sense of
responsibility among the Companions of the Prophet (peace be upon him).
was a deep certainty in their hearts that one Day they would have to
rise and account for all the worldly deeds, small or big. Their whole
life was divided between hope for Allah’s mercy and fear of His
punishment. Only Islam, unlike any other faith, is able to strike such
a perfect balance between the two.
The Source of their Struggle and Patience:
had already known that life, with all its pains, was worthless when
compared with the Hereafter. Such deep convictions brought about in
them a sense of indifference to all troubles and hardships that
attended their life for the sake of Islam.
Examples of Umar and Hassan Al-Basri (may Allah be pleased with them):
concrete interpretation of this verse is given by Caliph Umar (may
Allah be pleased with him). Although he served Allah in a way that was
exemplary, yet he was so afraid of accountability to Him, as he once
said, "I shall consider it a favor (from Allah), if I am neither
rewarded or punished in the Hereafter."
Hassan Al-Basri (may Allah have mercy on him) once said, "A believer
obeys Allah and is yet fearful of Him, whereas a hypocrite disobeys
Allah and is still fearless of Him!" How ironic it is.....
Compiled From: "The Sealed Nectar" - Safi-ur-Rahman al-Mubarakpuri
"Towards Understanding the Quran" - Syed Abul Ala Maududi
Allah's Apostle said, "The reward of deeds depends upon the intention
and every person will get the reward according to what he has
intended. So whoever emigrated for Allah and His Apostle, then his
emigration was for Allah and His Apostle. And whoever emigrated for
worldly benefits or for a woman to marry, his emigration was for what
he emigrated for."
Sunday, November 02, 2003
Ramadhan Review #1
I am writing to remind myself and my fellow muslims/muslimahs that it is good for us to review what we have done,what we have not done and what we could have done for the last seven days of Ramadhan. Before we go to sleep to-night,just take a few minutes to review our performance in meeting the goal/objectives of fasting in the month of Ramadhan al-Mubarak.
Here is a sample of checklist for the last seven days:
1. How many did we do or miss the sunat prayers like terawih, tahjud and dhuha?
2. How many surah have we finished reciting the Holy Qur'an?
3. How often have we been zikir/istighfar everyday?
4. How much money and time have donated and given to those in need?
5. And how much knowledge we have gained etc?
After the review, then plan again for the next seven days.InsyaAllah, we all could do better if we try harder. And the reward is taqwa from Allah the Most Exalted. Firman Allah:" Orang yang paling mulia disisi Allah ialah orang yang paling bertaqwa".
Allah swt promised al-Barakah for the first third of Ramadhan. Do we deserve to get it if we did not do what is expected of us?
Below is a colour photo(which I converted to B&W) I took using my mobile phone camera while I was at the wet market Pasar Wirawati.The sky was gloomy and cloudy...it is better in black and white.
This pasar serves the people around Kg Pandan area and during weekends, the place is very crowded especailly at the nasi kerabu and laksam corner near the staircase.By the way,the houses shown in the foreground are about 30 years old and located about 2km away from Petronas Twin Towers/KLCC.
Sama-samalah kita memohon taufik hidayat dari Allah swt sempena bulan Ramadhan Kareem..
[17:97] Dan sesiapa yang diberi hidayat petunjuk oleh Allah maka dialah yang sebenar-benarnya berjaya mencapai kebahagiaan dan sesiapa yang disesatkanNya maka engkau tidak sekali-kali akan mendapati bagi mereka, penolong-penolong yang lain daripadaNya. Dan Kami akan himpunkan mereka pada hari kiamat (dengan menyeret mereka masing-masing) atas mukanya, dalam keadaan buta, bisu dan pekak; tempat kediaman mereka: Neraka Jahanam; tiap-tiap kali malap julangan apinya, Kami tambahi mereka dengan api yang menjulang-julang.
To my fellow readers of this blog.Kindly be informed that during the month of Ramadhan,1430,I will be doing less blogging i.e not as often as before.However, you can read short online messages from me when I tweet.You can read them here.It is called Storytlr.Or at my Typepad microblogging website called My Story.
By the way,have you done your TODO List for Ramadhan?Here is some tips.