The chosen one

In  time of darkness and greed
It is your light that we need
You came to teach us how to live
Muhammad Ya Rasool Allah

You were so caring and kind
Your soul was full of light
You are the best of mankind
Muhammad Khaira Khalqillah
Sallu ‘ala Rasulillah, Habib Al Mustafa
Peace be upon The Messenger
The Chosen One

From luxury you turned away
And all night you would pray
Truthful in every word you say
Muhammad Ya Rasul Allah

Your face was brighter than the sun
Your beauty equaled by none
You are Allah’s Chosen One
Muhammad Khaira Khalqillah
Sallu ‘ala Rasulillah, Habib Al Mustafa
Peace be upon The Messenger
The Chosen One

I will try to follow your way
And do my best to live my life
As you taught me
I pray to be close to you
On that day and see you smile
When you see me
Sallu ‘ala Rasulillah, Habibil Mustafa
Peace be upon The Messenger
The Chosen One

Sallu ‘ala Rasulillah, Habibi Mustafa
Peace be upon The Messenger
The Chosen One

I am full of emotions when I listen to this song ‘The Chosen One’ by Maher Zain. My tears flow without I realizing it. Part of me feel longing to meet this guy mentioned in the song, and at the same time, I am thinking and trying to visual how was he like. His characters were outsanding. He was caring and loving despite being hated by others. He had Allah in him. He was beautiful.

I do feel angry when nasty comments were made againts him but what can I do? Counter those people with comments full of rage and anger? I don’t think that’s appropriate. I feel sad but at the same time, I pray that Allah will give them hidayah as to what they have been thinking about our Dear Rasul are not true. Muhammad is so beautiful and its hard not to fall in love with him…

May I meet him one day…

Cinta Allah dan Rasulullah s.a.w

Weeeeeee~

Heyya!

*Oops!*

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??

Think think…….

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!

Alrite…

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”
Qur’an 65:2-3

My Fav quote: Allah can comfort you in ways nobody else can! Yakin kayy??

Take care dearest~

Keistimewaan Saiyyidatina Khadijah. Isteri mithali :)

ISTERI Rasulullah SAW, Saidatina Khadijah binti Khuwailid ialah wanita pertama beriman kepada Allah dan rasul-Nya. Beliau banyak membantu dan mengukuhkan tekad, Nabi Muhammad dalam melaksanakan risalah dakwah Islamiah. Beliau sentiasa berusaha meringankan kepedihan hati dan menghilangkan keletihan serta penderitaan suaminya dalam berdakwah.

Inilah keistimewaan dan keutamaan Khadijah dalam sejarah perjuangan Islam. Beliau adalah sumber kekuatan di belakang Rasulullah.

Rasulullah ketika menceritakan keperibadian Khadijah bersabda, maksudnya: “ Demi Allah, tidak ada ganti yang lebih baik daripada dia, yang beriman kepadaku saat semua orang ingkar, yang percaya kepadaku ketika semua mendustakan, yang mengorbankan semua hartanya saat semua berusaha mempertahankannya dan… daripadanyalah aku mendapatkan keturunan.”

Siti Khadijah berasal daripada keturunan terhormat serta terkenal sebagai wanita tegas dan cerdas.
Beliau adalah wanita kaya dan terkenal serta mampu hidup mewah dengan hartanya sendiri. Namun semua itu dengan rela dikorbankannya untuk memudahkan tugas suaminya.Hal ini menunjukkan beliau adalah wanita yang mendorong kemajuan pahlawan umat manusia, melindungi pejuang terbesar dalam sejarah dengan mewujudkan kedamaian dalam kehidupan suaminya. Sikap inilah yang menjadi sumber kekuatan Rasulullah sepanjang kehidupan mereka.

Sepanjang hidupnya bersama Rasulullah, Siti Khadijah setia menyertai Baginda dalam setiap peristiwa suka dan duka. Setiap kali suaminya ke Gua Hira, beliau pasti menyiapkan semua bekalan dan keperluannya. Seandainya Rasulullah agak lama tidak pulang, beliau akan meninjau untuk memastikan keselamatan Baginda.

Sekiranya Baginda khusyuk bermunajat, beliau tinggal di rumah dengan sabar sehingga Rasulullah pulang.

Apabila suaminya mengadu kesusahan serta berada dalam keadaan gelisah, beliau cuba sedaya mungkin mententeram dan menghiburkannya sehingga suaminya benar-benar merasai ketenangan. Setiap ancaman dan penganiayaan dihadapi bersama. Malah dalam banyak kegiatan peribadatan Rasulullah, Siti Khadijah pasti bersama dan membantu Baginda seperti menyediakan air untuk mengambil wuduk.

Kecintaan Siti Khadijah bukanlah sekadar kecintaan kepada suami, sebaliknya jelas berlandaskan keyakinan kuat terhadap keesaan Allah.

Segala pengorbanan untuk suaminya adalah ikhlas untuk mencari keredaan Allah. Allah Maha Adil dalam memberi rahmatNya. Setiap amalan yang dilaksanakan dengan penuh keikhlasan pasti mendapat ganjaran yang berkekalan.

Firman Allah bermaksud: “Barang siapa yang mengerjakan amalan soleh, baik lelaki mahupun wanita dalam keadaan beriman, maka sesungguhnya akan Kami berikan kepadanya kehidupan yang baik dan sesungguhnya akan Kami berikan balasan kepada mereka dengan pahala yang lebih baik daripada apa yang sudah mereka kerjakan.” (Surah an-Nahl, ayat 97)

Janji Allah itu pasti benar. Kesan kesetiaan Siti Khadijah bukan sekadar menghasilkan kekuatan yang mendorong kegigihan dan perjuangan Rasulullah, malah membawa barakah besar kepada rumah tangga mereka.
Anak yang lahir juga adalah soleh. Keturunan zuriat ahlulbait Rasulullah adalah insan yang sentiasa taat melaksanakan perintah Allah.Semua ini menghasilkan kekuatan yang membantu meningkatkan perjuangan Islam.


 

Why did Prophet Muhammad (pbuh) marry many wives??

Why did prophet Mohammad (pbuh) marry many wives, and who were they, their names and brief background on each one of them (may Allah bless them all)

  • When people hear that the prophet had many wives they conclude without much thought that the prophet was a sensuous man. However, a quick historical review of his marriages, proves otherwise. When he was twenty-five years old he married for the first time. His wife, Khadijah, was fifteen years older than him. She remained the only wife of the prophet for the next twenty-five years, until she died (may Allah be pleased with her).

  • Only after her death, did the prophet marry other women. Now, it is obvious that if the prophet was after physical pleasure he did not have to wait until he was more than fifty years old to start marrying more wives. He lived in a society in which it was quite acceptable to have many wives. But the prophet remained devoted to his only wife for twenty-five years. When she died she was sixty-five years old.

  • His later marriages were for various reasons. Some marriages were with the view to help the women whose husbands had been killed while they were defending their faith. Others were with a view to cement relationships with devoted followers like Abu Bakr, may Allah be pleased with him. Yet others were to build bridges with various tribes who were otherwise at war with the Muslims. When the prophet became their relative through marriage, their hostilities calmed down, and much bloodshed was averted. Recent non-Muslim writers who had the opportunity to study the life of the prophet first-hand reach a similar conclusion about his plural marriages.

  • John L. Esposito, Professor of Religion and Director of the Centre for International Studies at the College of the Holy Cross, says that most of these marriages had “political and social motives” (Islam: The Straight Path, Oxford University Press, 1988, p. 19). This he explained as follows: “As was customary for Arab chiefs, many were political marriages to cement alliances. Others were marriages to the widows of his companions who had fallen in combat and were in need of protection” (John L. Esposito, Islam: The Straight Path, pp. 19-20). Esposito reminds us of the following historical fact: “Though less common, polygyny was also permitted in biblical and even in postbiblical Judaism. From Abraham, David, and Solomon down to the reformation period, polygyny was practiced” (p. 19).

  • Another non-Muslim Caesar E. Farah writes as follows: “In the prime of his youth and adult years Muhammad remained thoroughly devoted to Khadijah and would have none other for consort. This was an age that looked upon plural marriages with favor and in a society that in pre-Biblical and post-Biblical days considered polygamy an essential feature of social existence. David had six wives and numerous concubines (2 Samuel 5:13; 1 Chronicles 3:1-9, 14:3) and Solomon was said to have had as many as 700 wives and 300 concubines (1 Kings 11:3). Solomon’s son Rehoboam had 18 wives and 60 concubines (2 Chronicles 11:21). The New Testament contains no specific injunction against plural marriages. It was commonplace for the nobility among the Christians and Jews to contract plural marriages. Luther spoke of it with toleration” (Caesar E. Farah, Islam: Beliefs and Observances, 4th edition, Barron’s, U.S. 1987, p. 69). Caesar Farah then concluded that Muhammad’s plural marriages were due “partly to political reasons and partly to his concern for the wives of his companions who had fallen in battle defending the nascent Islamic community” (p. 69).

    1. KHADIJAH : She was 40 years old when she proposed to marry the Prophet when he was 25 years old. After 15years of their marriage he became a prophet. She had been married twice before she married Prophet Muhammad (pbuh). Her first husband was Aby Haleh Al Tamemy and her second husband was Oteaq Almakzomy. They had both died leaving Khadijah a widower. Khadijah died in 621A.D. This was the same year the Prophet ascended into heaven (Meraj).

    2. SAWDA BINT ZAM’A: Her first husband was Al Sakran Ibn Omro Ibn Abed Shamz. He died within a few days after his return from Ethiopia. She was 65 years old, poor, and had no one to care for her. This was why Prophet Muhammad (pbuh) married her.

    3. AISHA SIDDIQA: A woman named Kholeah Bint Hakeem suggested that Prophet Muhammad (pbuh) marry Aishah, the daughter of Aby Bakr, to form a close relationship with Aby Bakr’s family. She was already engaged to Jober Ibn Al Moteam Ibn Oday. At this time Jober was not yet a Muslim. The people of Makkah did not object to Aishah becoming married because although she was young, she was mature enough to understand the responsibility of marriage. Prophet Muhammad (bpuh) was engaged to Aishah for 2 years before he married her. Aby Bakr was the first leader after Prophet Muhammad’s (pbuh) death.

    4. HAFSAH BINT U’MAR : She was the daughter of Omar, the second Calipha. Omar asked Othman to marry Hafsah. Othman refused because his wife had recently died and Othman did not want to remarry. Omar then went to Aby Bakr but he also refused to marry Hafsah. Aby Bakr knew that the Prophet had already considered marrying Hafsah. Omar then went to Prophet Muhammad (pbuh) and complained that Othman and Aby Bakr did not want to marry his daughter. The Prophet told Omar that his daughter will marry and Othman will also remarry. Othman married the daughter of Prophet Muhammad (pbuh), Om Kolthoom, and Hafsah married the Prophet. This made Omar and Othman both happy.

    5. ZAYNAB BINT KHUZAYMA: Her husband died in the battle of Uhud, leaving her poor and with several children. She was old when Prophet Muhammad (pbuh) married her. She died 3 months after she married the Prophet 625 A.D.

    6. SALAMA BINT UMAYYA: Her husband, Abud Allah Abud Al Assad Ibn Al Mogherah, died leaving Hend poor and with many children. Hend was at least 65 years old at the time. Aby Bakr and several others asked her to marry them, but because she loved her husband very much, she refused the marriage’s offers. But finally she accepted Prophet mohammad’s offer to marry her and take care of her children.

    7. ZAYNAB BINT JAHSH: She was the daughter of Prophet Muhammad’s aunt, Omameh Bint Abud Almutaleb. The Prophet arranged for Zaynab to marry Zayed Ibn Hareathah Al Kalby. This marriage did not last and the Prophet received a verse in the Quran which stated that if they became divorced, then the Prophet must marry Zaynab (Sura 33:37).

    8. JUWAYRIYA BINT AL-HARITH: Her first husband’s name was Masafeah Ibn Safuan. Prophet Muhammad (pbuh) wanted Juayreah’s tribe (Beni Al Mostalag)to convert to Islam. Juayreah became a prisoner after the Muslims won the Battle of Al Mostalaq. Juayreah’s father came to the Prophet and offered a payment for her return. The Prophet asked her father to give her a choice. When she was given a choice she said she accepted Islam and Prophet Muhammad as the last God’s Messenger. The Prophet then married her. Her tribe of Beni Almostalag accepted Islam.

    9. SAFIYYA BINT HUYAYY: She was from the tribe of Beni Nadir, who were from the children of Levi (Israel). She was married twice before, then she married Prophet Muhammad (pbuh). Her first husband Salam Ibn Moshkem, and her second husband was Kenanah Ibn Al Rabeeah.

    10. UMMU HABIBA BINT SUFYAN: Her first husband was Aubed Allah Jahish. He was the son of the aunt of Prophet Muhammad (pbuh). Aubed Allah died in Ethiopia. The king of Ethiopia arranged the marriage of Ramelah to Prophet Muhammad (pbuh).

    11. MAYAMUNA BINT AL-HARITH : She was 26years old when she married Prophet Muhammad (pbuh). Her first husband was Abu Rahma Ibn Abed Alzey. When the Prophet opened Makkah in 630 AD , she came to the Prophet, accepted Islam and proposed to marry him. Her actions encouraged Many Makkahans to accept Islam and Prophet Muhammad (pbuh).

    12. MARIA AL-QABTIYYA : She was sent to Prophet Muhammad (pbuh) as a hand maid servant from the king of Egypt. Maria had a son from the Prophet. His name was Ibrahim.

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His way of Life

“Meditation in Allah is my capital

Reason and sound logic is the root of my religion

Love is the foundation of my existence

Enthusiasm is the vehicle of my life

Contemplation of Allah is my companion

Faith is the source of my power

Sorrow is my friend

Knowledge is my weapon

Patience is my garb and virtue

Submission to divine will is my pride

Truth is my salvation

Worship is my habit

and in Solat lies the coolness of my eyes and the peace of my mind.”

-Prophet Muhammad PBUH

**The above quotation was a reply given to Sayyidina Ali, the prophet’s son-in-law (r.a) when he asked the Prophet about his way of life. Hadith