“Read the Qur’an. For verily it will come forth on the Day of Resurrection as an intercessor for its readers.”
“Read the Qur’an. For verily it will come forth on the Day of Resurrection as an intercessor for its readers.”
Taken from qisas.com
A man reached 70 years of age and he faced a disease; he could not urinate. The doctors informed him that he was in need of an operation to cure this disease. He agreed to have the operation done as the problem was giving him much pain for days.
When the operation was completed, his doctor gave him the bill which covered all the costs. The old man looked at the bill and started to cry. Upon seeing this the doctor told him that if the cost was too high then they could make some other arrangements. The old man said “I am not crying because of the money but I am crying because Allah let me urinate for 70 years and He never sent me a bill.”
…and if you try to count the blessings of Allah, never will you be able to count them…
Surah Ibrahim Allah states that the servants are never able to count His blessings, let alone thank Him duly for them.
In Sahih Al-Bukhari it is recorded that the Messenger of Allah( Peace and blessings be upon him) used to supplicate;
«اللَّهُمَّ لَكَ الْحَمْدُ غَيْرَ مَكْفِيَ وَلَا مُوَدَّعٍ وَلَا مُسْتَغْنًى عَنْهُ رَبَّنَا»
O Allah ! All praise is due to You, without being able to sufficiently thank You, nor ever wish to be cutoff from You, nor ever feeling rich from relying on You; our Lord!
It was reported that Prophet Dawud peace be upon him, used to say in his supplication, “O Lord! How can I ever duly thank You, when my thanking You is also a favor from You to me’’ Allah the Exalted answered him, “Now, you have thanked Me sufficiently, O Dawud,’’ meaning, `when you admitted that you will never be able to duly thank Me.’
Tafsir Ibn Kathir
ps: we tend to overlook things. we neglect Allah most of the time. We rarely thank Him. Without His blessing, we can never even breathe..
Oh dear Allah… forgive us 😦
Allah’s Apostle said, “The invocation of anyone of you is granted (by Allah) if he does not show impatience (by saying, “I invoked Allah but my request has not been granted.”)
yep, alhamdulillah.. now, im able to accept everythg. i hope Allah forgives me and my family.
saLam takziah mohammad rafiq’s family tho i din noe him. he’s actually abg fir’s friend. and i juz got to noe that from Fir.
“org2 baik selalu Allah da amik dulu kan??”
ok, lemme qoute from surah Al-hadid verse 23..
“(Kami jelaskan yang demikian itu) supaya kamu jgn berdukacita terhadap apa yang luput darimu dan tidak pula terlalu gembira dgn nikmat yang diberikanNya kpdmu…”
it’s alwez easy to say. alwez. i agree. and i believe that the tests given are the signs of His loves.
fir got share smthg with me one hadith qudsi. but pardon me, im not so sure of the accurate one. yet to find. insyaAllah kalau da jmp, nanti ana share..
bunyinyer smthg like this.. “Allah berkate pade malaikat, turunkan lan ujian dan balak kpd hamba2ku krn aku rindu rintihan2 mereka padeKu di waktu malam….” jembu kan? hee~
hmm… maybe it takes me the harder way to noe Him closer. but thanks Allah~
‘alaa kulli haal, semoga aku makin tabah dan semoga imanku meningkat, ameen.
another hadith qudsi to share. taken from http://www.iiu.edu.my/deed/hadith/other/hadithqudsi.html:
On the authority of Abu Hurayrah (may Allah be pleased with him), who said that the Messenger of Allah (peace be upon him) said: Allah (mighty and sublime be He) said:
Whosoever shows enmity to someone devoted to Me, I shall be at war with him. My servant draws not near to Me with anything more loved by Me than the religious duties I have enjoined upon him, and My servant continues to draw near to Me with supererogatory works so that I shall love him. When I love him I am his hearing with which he hears, his seeing with which he sees, his hand with which he strikes and his foot with which he walks. Were he to ask [something] of Me, I would surely give it to him, and were he to ask Me for refuge, I would surely grant him it. I do not hesitate about anything as much as I hesitate about [seizing] the soul of My faithful servant: he hates death and I hate hurting him.
It was related by al-Bukhari.
On the authority of Anas (may Allah be pleased with him), who said: I heard the Messenger of Allah (peace be upon him) say: Allah the Almighty said:
O son of Adam, so long as you call upon Me and ask of Me, I shall forgive you for what you have done, and I shall not mind. O son of Adam, were your sins to reach the clouds of the sky and were you then to ask forgiveness of Me, I would forgive you. O son of Adam, were you to come to Me with sins nearly as great as the earth and were you then to face Me, ascribing no partner to Me, I would bring you forgiveness nearly as great at it.
It was related by at-Tirmidhi (also by Ahmad ibn Hanbal). Its chain of authorities is sound.
last but not least,
I stumbled upon this hadeeth in the book titled ‘Riyadhus Shalihin’ which means ‘Taman Orang-orang Sholeh’. This book contains hundred over ahadeeth (the plural form for hadeeth) compiled by Imam Nawawi. Some of the ahadeeth have be explained tOo.
Well, there is this particular hadeeth which I like soO much.
(page 1029) Hadeeth no 992:
Dari Abu Musa Al-Asy’ari r.a katanya: “Rasulullah s.a.w. bersabda: Perumpamaan orang mu’min yang suka membaca al-Qur’an ialah seperti buah jeruk utrujah, baunya enak dan rasanya pun enak, dan perumpaan orang mu’min yang tidak suka membaca al-Qur’an ialas seperti buah kurma, tidak ada baunya, tetapi rasanya manis. Adapun perumpamaan orang orang munafiq yang suka membaca al-Qur’an ialah seperti minyak harum, baunya enak sedang rasanya pahit dan perumpaan orang munafiq yang tidak suka membaca al-Qur’an ialah seperti rumput hanzhalah, tidak ada baunya rasanya pun pahit.”
(muttafaq ‘alaih) (which means this hadith is riwayat Bukhari and Muslim)
hmm.. cantikkn? =)
Sometimes, or in fact, most of the time, because of hectic school or work schedule, we might overlook or neglect one important thing- reading the Qur’an. Thinking that insyaAllah we will read it one day or assuming that Allah will understand that we are tOo occupied with the WORLD!
Hmm.. somebody told me (she’s an ustazah I guess..), “kalau kiter belajar tinggi pon, tapi kalau belom dapat khatam Qur’an, rasenye tak gune..”
Sometimes, I wonder… we can spend hours and hours reading comics or story books but when it comes to Qur’an, subhanallaaaahh… susah betol.. baru bace da ngantok,boring laa.. mmg ler.. syaithan amek chance tuu… well, ta’awudz first by saying ‘Auzubillah hi minash Syaithaanir rajim..” And Allah will protect us from them
Since Qur’an is in Arabic, to avoid boredom and enjoy what you are reading, it’s best to know what Allah says rite? So, take a Qur’an translation. Read and understand it. Then only you can find it enjoyable. Remember, those aayah is the WORDS of our God.
Hearts find rest in the remembrance of Allah and insyaAllah by reading Qur’an our hearts do find rest.
Besides that, there are other fadhilah (keutamaan) reading the Qur’an.
Dari Abu Umamah r.a katanya: “Saya mendengar Rasulullah s.a.w bersabda: Bacalah olehmu semua akan Al-Qur’an, kerana Al-Qur’an akan datang pada hari Qiyamat sebagai sesuatu yang dapat memberikan syafaat- yakni pertolongan- kepada orang-orang yang mempunyainya. (riwayat Muslim).
Maksud mempunyainya di di sini ialah orang yang membaca al-Qur’an, ingat makna kandungannya dan mengamalkannya.
And for those who are able to read the Qur’an, come on! Don’t keep that to yourself.
Dari Usman bin Affan (Khalifah yang ketiga) r.a katanya: Rasulullah s.a.w bersabda: “sebaik baik engkau semua ialah orang yang mempelajari al-Qur’an dan mengajarkannya pula.”
SaLaaM readers =)
Feeling good?? Hmmmph.. That’s good! *k k.. pape jek laa eh shikin..*
Anyway! Im BACK!!!!
Away from the sorrow and eeeyah.. feeling fresh *Stretching*
The usrah yesterday was exceptionally enriching. Alhamdulillah, it has helped me to develop or rather improve my spiritual well-being (at the time where I was really really really down- and thanks God for opening my heart and thus I attended the usrah)
To have people like Ishak, Mokhsin and the newly-known bro, siswan, plus others were a blessing for me who is still terkial-kial wanting to be religious and stuff.
Yesterday topic was ‘Cinta Allah dan Rasul’.
Hehe…. U know what?? I’m still feeling guilty coz I din do much research on appointed topic. Sheesh! Kene improve ni… kalau tak smp bile Islam nak maju kan kan kan?
Oh ya! We started off the usrah with overview/summary from the previous 2 usrah. Recalling:
(1st) ‘Introduction to Usrah’ –Mixed usrah
(2nd) ‘Early marriage’ –gender-based
I started off with a sharing: there is this song by Chrisye featuring Ahmad Dhani from Dewa, title: ‘Kalau Syurga dan Neraka tak Ada’ (err… something like this..) The song captured my attention while I was editting some pics. The message that they wanna get across is:
Kite buat ibadah (e.g) mesti tulus.. not because of we want to enter the Paradise and we are afraid of the Hell.. In other words, we must do it just to please Allah and because we love Him.. if so we do something just for the sake of entering the Heaven, What if the Heaven and Hell do not exist. Get me??
On top of that, few brothers actually mentioned that keimanan (err… or izit something else??) is bertingkat-tingkat… at first (when we were small or rather permulaannya) + the nature of human beings who want rewards/ something in return when something else is being given, could assume or somewhat think that we do it for the sake of wanting to enter Paradise. Sape tanak kan masok syurga?? =)..
Yeaah.. but we must aware that actually we are supposed to do any good deeds for the sake of His pleasure. Afterall, the permission to enter the Paradise doesn’t rely on our good deeds done in dunia. Rather, whether Allah is pleased with us when we live our life in this temporary world (and the sincerity in ibadah is one of the countless ways we could actually attain His pleasure because in surah al’Israa’ says that: we, human and jinn, are created is to worship him..
Lotsa input being put across. Woooah! Still digesting them.
Ok, next about the Love of Rasulullah…
I read somewhere that actually is always and usual to love someone if we gotta meet them. In the case of love for Rasulullah pbuh (peace be upon him),the love need to be instilled as we never meet him in person before. Yeah… cabaran kan? Hehe~ to love someone whom you never meet and only known through his seerah (history)!! BUT! That’s never impossible..
There’s a hadith shared by a bro (pardon me I cant recall the sanad-who narrated it-) saying that Rasulullah said to his companions that He wanted to meet his beloved ones. Then the companions asked: “Aren’t we your beloved?” and Rasulullah mentioned that they were his companions and his beloved ones are those people who love him but never meet him before.
Woooah! Touching kan?
That time I just woke up from sleep for subuh and it took me awhile to reaaaally WAKE UP and STAND UP when I heard this ceramah played on radio. This speaker was lecturing about the love for Rasulullah and at that point of time, he was quoting a hadith narrating to us about the death of rasulullah.
It was when Rasulullah was experiencing his sakaratul maut (when the angel of Death comes to ‘take’ us away). And as we are told, sakaratul maut tu pon sakit tauu… I read somewhere that the pain is like being slash with a very very very sharp blade/knife for 100 times.. Sedangkan Rasulullah yang dah dijanjikan syurga could really feel the pain.. ape lagi kiter ni yang selaluuuu sgt buat maksiat dan dose2..
*Come! Let’s instighfar*
Ok, back to the hadith… Since the pain is so much, Rasulullah asked the angel whether his ummat would encounter the same thing too.. And the angel of Death replied ‘Yes’.. and you know what…
*prepare to cry kk..*
The minute Rasullullah heard that, he was sO sad and he asked the angel to give him ALL the pain that his ummat will get when experiencing the sakaratul maut! He did that because RASULULLAH LOVES US SO MUCH –the ummat whom he never meet before!!
I was so touched and emotional when I heard that…. If he loves us, why in return we never try to love him??
Apart form reading his seerah, knowing his praised characters and selawat for him, there’s one thing a bro shared that could make us love him. He said that, if Allah’s beloved is Muhammad Rasullulah, who are we not to love him right??
Somebody shared with me a du’a which is good for us to practise tOo..
“Ya Allah, buatlah hatiku ini cinta pada sesiapa yang Kau cintai dan buatlah orang2 yang menyintaimu menyintaiku jua…”( the second part mcm ckp pasal jodoh pulak kkan?)
Sweet kan =)
Alrite! What else ehh… hmmph… I think enough for now.. can get personal update from me if u wanna noe moRe~
Next usrah will be 2 weeks from now. And it’s a gender-based one. So, sisters! We needa think of a topic. Any suggestion???
Beep me if you have any yO!
Last but not least…..
“And whosoever fears Allah and keeps his duty to Him, He will make a way for him to get out [from every diffficulty]. And He will provide him from [sources] he never could imagine. And whosoever puts his trust in Allah, the He will suffice him”
My Fav quote: Allah can comfort you in ways nobody else can! Yakin kayy??
Take care dearest~