The Prophet Muhammad (May God bless him and give him peace) said that, “Whomever Allah wishes well for, He gives deep understanding (fiqh) in matters of religion”
(Bukhari 71, Muslim 1037)
Dan katakanlah (wahai Muhammad): Beramallah kamu (akan segala yang diperintahkan), maka Allah dan RasulNya serta orang-orang yang beriman akan melihat apa yang kamu kerjakan dan kamu akan dikembalikan kepada (Allah) Yang Mengetahui perkara-perkara yang ghaib dan yang nyata, kemudian Dia menerangkan kepada kamu apa yang kamu telah kerjakan.
all the best for ur exam! =)
From Umar ibn Al-Khattab from the Prophet (PBUH) who said:
“If only you relied on Allah a true reliance, He would provide sustenance for you just as He does the birds: They fly out in the morning empty and return in the afternoon with full stomachs.”
(Ahmad, An-Nasaa’I, Ibn Majah, Al-Hakim and At-Tirmidhi who said: “Hassan sahih”)
Students (and, in fact, everyone else) are like birds. Just like the bird leaves its nest everyday to look for worms, students leave their halls of residence or rented apartments or even their homes everyday in search of knowledge. Just like the bird which looks everywhere its wings can take it to find the sustenance for itself and its young, students attend lectures and tutorials in order to find the knowledge that they need. Indeed, food is found everywhere, so why do birds have to fly far and wide in order to find it? The key here is what birds regard as beneficial food. Mulberry leaves may be food for a caterpillar, but certainly it is not for most birds. Similarly, every day the student is inundated with information. Receiving this information is considered learning. So why, for instance, does an Imperial College student goes to Imperial College and not to Oxford? Apart from the plain fact that he is only enrolled in Imperial College, the Imperial College student goes to Imperial College because that is where he can find the information he needs to graduate with top honours in his field.
If Allah wills that the bird will meet the pellets from a hunter’s shotgun, will the bird be flying back to his nest with a full stomach? Unlikely.
If Allah wills that the student will meet, head on, the bonnet of a car speeding at 80km/h, will he be able to return home satiated, full of knowledge? Unlikely.
If Allah wills that the food that the bird seeks has run out, will the bird be able to satisfy his hunger? Unlikely.
If Allah wills that all lecturers go on strike today, will the student be able to quench his thirst for knowledge? Unlikely.
The reality, my friends, is that we are all at the mercy of Allah’s will. We are like live puppets tied to a string. We might be able to move to our left, but if the string pulls us to the right, try as we might, we will not move one inch towards our intended destination. Fellow puppets might plan to stab us from the back, but if their strings pull them away from us, all that would be in vain. We might want to wake up at 8am on the day of a 10am paper to revise some notes but if the string only yanks us from our beds at 9.30am, our plans are thrown out the window. Just like that.
We are the live puppets, but Allah is the puppet-master. He controls everything, from the fate of the spectacle you are wearing, to the banana or the chocolate muffin you are eating, right down to every bacterium that is living in your stomach. It may be true that we may have our own intentions and desires, but that is because Allah lets us have it.
We might want to achieve first-class honours in our examinations this year, and we may study for every single second we are awake. If Allah wills that we come down with a sudden pain in our upper right abdomen which leaves us stricken in bed, what can we do my dear friends? What can we do? And if it turns out that the pain is caused by an abscess in the liver which could be fatal, who can help us?
وعلى الله فليتوكل المؤمنون …
…and in Allah should the faithful (Ever) put their trust [3:122, 5:11]
That is the reality of it all. We are at the mercy of Allah’s will. This is why tawakkal is a very important aspect of a Muslim’s faith.
… ومن يتوكل على الله فهو حسبه …
…And if any one puts his trust in Allah, sufficient is (Allah) for him… [65:3]
Whoever relies on Allah, and then Allah will suffice for him. If Allah helps us in our examinations, then bring the toughest papers on Earth. But if Allah leaves us in the examination room with a sudden mental block, even the simplest papers will leave us crying inside. What if Allah leaves us altogether?
Ibn ‘Abbas (may Allah be pleased with them) reported that the Messenger of Allah (PBUH) used to supplicate: “O Allah! To You I have submitted, and in You do I believe, and in You I put my trust, to You do I turn, and for You I argued. O Allah, I seek refuge with You through Your Power; there is none worthy of worship except You Alone; that You safeguard me against going astray. You are the Ever Living, the One Who sustains and protects all that exists; the One Who never dies, whereas human beings and jinn will all die”.
(Bukhari and Muslim)
Anas (may Allah be pleased with him) reported: Messenger of Allah (PBUH) said, “Whoever says (upon leaving his house):
بسم الله توكلت على الله ولا حول ولا قوة إلا بالله
‘Bismillah, tawakkaltu ‘alallah, wa la hawla wa la quwwata illa billah (I begin in the Name of Allah; I trust in Allah; there is no altering of conditions but by the Power of Allah),’ it will be said to him: ‘You are guided, defended and protected.’ The devil will go far away from him.”
(Abu Dawud, At-Tirmidhi and An-Nasa‘i)
Abu Dawud reported it with this addition: “One devil will say to another: ‘How can you deal with a man who has been guided, defended and protected?’”
Let us rely on Allah fully after all our preparations have been made and after all efforts have been exhausted in revising for our examinations. Let us also make du‘a that He makes it easy for all our brothers and sisters out there who are struggling and working hard. We might be fighting for our first-class honours degree, but there are many others who are struggling to live and stay alive. Let us also pledge that we will train ourselves not only to be good students, but also good Muslims who will be genuine witnesses of the truth unto mankind.
Dan tidak (dinamakan) kehidupan dunia melainkan permainan yang sia-sia dan hiburan yang melalaikan dan demi sesungguhnya negeri akhirat itu lebih baik bagi orang-orang yang bertakwa. Oleh itu, tidakkah kamu mahu berfikir? (6:32)
وَكَذَلِكَ جَعَلْنَاكُمْ أُمَّةً وَسَطًا لِتَكُونُوا شُهَدَاءَ عَلَى النَّاسِ وَيَكُونَ
الرَّسُولُ عَلَيْكُمْ شَهِيدًا
Dan demikianlah (sebagaimana Kami telah memimpin kamu ke jalan yang lurus), Kami jadikan kamu (wahai umat Muhammad) satu umat pilihan lagi adil, supaya kamu layak menjadi orang yang memberi keterangan kepada umat manusia (tentang yang benar dan yang salah) dan Rasulullah (Muhammad) pula akan menjadi orang yang menerangkan kebenaran perbuatan kamu. (Al-Baqarah: 143)
Fatimah mengatakan kepada bapanya apalah gunanya pohon semalu itu berada di situ dengan nada yang sedikit marah. Rasulullah dengan tenang berkata kepada puteri kesayangannya itu bahawasanya pohon semalu itu amat berkait rapat dengan wanita. Fatimah terkejut. Rasulullah menyambung kata-katanya lagi.
Para wanita hendaklah mengambil pengajaran daripada pohon semalu ini dari 4 aspek.
Pertama, pohon semalu akan kuncup apabila disentuh. Ini boleh diibaratkan bahawa wanita perlu mempunyai perasaan malu (pada tempatnya).
Kedua, semalu mempunyai duri yang tajam untuk mempertahankan dirinya. Oleh itu, wanita perlu tahu mempertahankan diri dan maruah sebagai seorang wanita muslim.
Ketiga, semalu juga mempunyai akar tunjang yang sangat kuat dan mencengkam bumi. Ini bermakna wanita solehah hendaklah mempunyai ikatan yang sangat kuat dengan Allah Rabbul Alamin.
Dan akhir sekali, semalu akan kuncup dengan sendirinya apabila senja menjelang. Oleh itu, para wanita sekalian, kembalilah ke rumahmu apabila waktu semakin senja.
Mari kita renungkan sabda Rasulullah di bwh ni.
Maksud sabda Rasulullah SAW:
"Sebaik-baik wanita ialah perempuan yang apabila engkau memandangkan ia menyukakan hati dan apabila engkau tidak ada ia menjaga harta engkau dan memelihara dirinya."
So, I can start plan for the flight tix going back for kakNa & abgAril wedding day.hehe
On the authority of Abu 'Abd al-Rahman 'Abdullah bin 'Umar bin al-Khattab, radiyallahu 'anhuma, who said: I heard the Messenger of Allah, sallallahu 'alayhi wasallam, say:
"Islam has been built upon five things - on testifying that there is no god save Allah, and that Muhammad is His Messenger; on performing salah; on giving the zakah; on Hajj to the House; and on fasting during Ramadhan."
[Al-Bukhari & Muslim]
drive to Essen
overnite at Krefeld, danke Nani! =)
had breakfast at Friedberg, thanks Radin! =)
Walt Disney Studios Park
Congrats awa for getting 8 As in PMR, really proud of you actually eventhough couldn't believe it at first. Hehe
Happy birthday mak!
lepak2 at home wif Enot :D
So, here i am waiting for the train. At the endpoint of the two-weeks-endless-holiday-ever.
Have to setup back my brain n body to study-mode again.
Another intern-interview on 8th jan, this time with bosch.
And semester examination in a very short one month to go.
Do pray for my success ya~
Thanks a bunch much to all participants of the holiday.
PS For further details of our fantastic journey you have to wait to our secretary cum accountant
cum my 'tukang masak' for the full report. :D
Miss all those sweet moments together.