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Sunday, September 30, 2007

"La Tahzan" @ Masjid Darul Gufran

Im going to Masjid Gufran later... to listen to the last of a 3 part ceramah titled "LA TAHZAN" by my Ustazah.
She so motivates me to be a better Muslimah.

Alhamdullilah, My ustazah conducted her usual ceramah Ramadhan @ Masjid Darul Gufran. Every year, my first 3 Sunday mornings of Ramadhan, will be dedicated to attendng her class. This year was no exception.

The topic this year “ La Tahzan “ touched me close in the heart as I needed something to boost my Tauhid and Iman after the tests that I was given reasonly.

Im still bad at the "forgive and forget" stuff too. I usually forgive but i dont forget and that makes me a bad person sometimes, cos I keep away from people who;ve treated me bad. This Ramadhan, Ustazah stressed at her students to not hold grudges. Forgive the person no matter how bad she has done to you and never remember the bad past. Move on. Ustazah makes it sounds too easy. Syawal is coming. Its a good time to renew all silaturahim.

The first 2 classes have passed, and this Sunday will be her last for this year’s Ramadhan class. Ramadhan class is usually very special, because Ustazah will choose topics which are specialize and not something that she will discuss in her weekly kuliahs in other months.

La Tahzan , Innallah Ha Ma Ana. “ Don’t be Sad , Allah is with Me “

(naz, ingat tu)

The first Sunday class focuses more on our Tauhid. The second focus on saying "today is MY day"

Ustazah said :

"As human beings, we can be sad, but don’t allow it to affect our lives until we go into depression. Because when we get depress, it may lead us to lose hope in Allah (swt)

When our tauhid is not strong, we will be sad, and it will cause much misery in our lives. We can be sad, we can cry but we must face our problems with much Keyakinan that Allah will help us.

Ahkir zaman, Allah (swt) will make many people rich easily, and then they get too busy for Ibadah, that they forget that they are only Hamba Allah. This makes their Tauhid weak.

We must think of Allah (swt ) many times a day. If we want to do anything bad, remember that Allah ( swt ) is watching. If we live our lives not thinking of Allah (swt ), then when we have problems, Allah ( swt ) will not help. HE will leave those who never think of him floating with problems in their lives. But for those who always think of him even in times of happiness, HE will give a way out to the problem.

Remember that in every darkness, there is light. In every storm, the sun will come out eventually. Allah (swt ) have promised that.

People who have lots of Iman, the more Allah ( swt ) gives him ujian, the more he will think of Allah.

As people who have iman, when we look at the things in the world, we must remember Allah ( swt ) . When we look at the grass, the rain, the moon, we remember Allah. When we look at nature, we must remember that Allah (swt ) is the creator. Eg, just look at thumbprints, no one has the same thumbprints. Who creates this ? its Allah (swt ).

We must never be syiriq and think that things come from other than Allah ( swt ) . Eg, some people says that Lohan fish gives them luck. This is syiriq.

We will be save if Allah ( swt ) permits it. Eg Titanic. Allah ( swt ) didn’t permit it to have a save maiden journey and so it sank. We must remember that all safety comes from Allah ( swt ).

Always be thankful. Look at the onions, chilli , oil that we have for cooking. Who gives this to us ? Singapore does not have these grown locally. But Allah have sent this to us buy letting ships sail to send us this cargo. We must say “ Alhamdullilah “ when we eat.

Cahaya Nur cannot enter our hearts our if we are dirty. That’s why we must fast. Fasting is to clear our souls from any dirtyness. Wahai orang orang yang beriman, wajib di atas mu berpuasa untuk menjadi orang orang yang bertaqwa. Menagis lah kamu kerana lagi 11 bulan kita mesti tunggu untuk berjumpa Ramadhan sekali lagi.

Malam Raya, is for us to sujud not for us to go shopping at the bazaar or watch entertainment on TV. Its ok, if we don’t have new clothes. Whats important is that we have new Iman.

Allah ( swt ) have said in Surah Al Fath, that sakinah , peace of mind will come for orang-orang yang beriman walaupun diberi banyak ujian.
Allah ( swt ) will take care of us if we follow his commands. We must always zikran kathiran , ingat Allah dengan banyak.

Treasure what is given to us. Treasure our parents, husbands, children with smiles. Allah ( swt ) loves us. Look at us 10 years ago, still not covering aurat, still gossiping, still breaking fast intentionally. But now, we have covered our aurat, we are scared to gossip and take our fast seriously. This shows that Allah ( swt ) loves us that’s why he changes us to be better.

Basahkan lidah kita dengan sentiasa mengucapkan syukur.

In every ujian given to us, there is Rahmat behind it. Orang yang bersyukur senentiasa akan puas. Eg, didnt get a promotion, but feel syukur because there is rahmat behind it.

We must be thankful of our health. Don’t be proud when we are healthy. Health is also satu ujian. If we are healthy, be thankful.

Be thankful for our eyes, ears , hands, legs. Don’t use them for Maksiat. Use them for goodness and that is being thankful.
Try to remember this doa and read it daily :
Surah Naml 19. So he [Sulaimân (Solomon)] smiled, amused at her speech and said: "My Lord! Inspire and bestow upon me the power and ability that I may be grateful for Your Favours which You have bestowed on me and on my parents, and that I may do righteous good deeds that will please You, and admit me by Your Mercy among Your righteous slaves."
Sebaik orang yang membuat dosa adalah orang yang bertaubat.

In surah Albaqarah ayat 186, Allah ( swt ) said “
186. And when My slaves ask you (O Muhammad) concerning Me, then (answer them), I am indeed near (to them by My Knowledge). I respond to the invocations of the supplicant when he calls on Me (without any mediator or intercessor). So let them obey Me and believe in Me, so that they may be led aright.”
Allah said he is near to us. So he will guide us and hold our hands, Allah ( swt ) tells us this is surah Al Hajj 54. And that those who have been given knowledge may know that it (this Qur'ân) is the truth from your Lord, and that they may believe therein, and their hearts may submit to it with humility. And verily, Allâh is the Guide of those who believe, to the Straight Path

If we yakin that Allah wujud, it will show in our actions.

If we are happy with what Allah ( swt ) wants us to do, then Islam will be an easy religion for us.
Orang orang yang benar benar beriman, hatinya akan sentiasa tenang. Walaupun dia tak cantik, hatinya akan tenang.

Problems will always come in our lives, but if we are beriman, our hearts will face it with calmness. If our hearts are far from Allah ( swt ) , we will never be calm . We will be like the waves floating in the sea.

We must remember that Allah ( swt ) will not break his promise.

Don’t ever says “If only ..if only..if only"
Always serahkan diri pada Allah. As humans, we cannot lawan taqdir. Don’t depend on anyone except Allah ( swt ).

Semua nikmat or sadness comes from Allah (swt). If anything sad befalls on us, or worries us, serahkan diri kita pada Allah ( swt ). "


Anonymous said...

thank u for the lovely reminder sis;) its nice to read something that soothes the mind and calms the heart *hugs*


Ummi's BLOG said...

hee... actually just doing myself a favour by writing it out so that it sticks to me.. hehe..