al baqarah 156

It is reported that Shurayh – Allāh have mercy on him – said, If I am afflicted with a calamity, I praise Allāh for it four times:

  1. I praise Him because it wasn’t worse than it was.
  2. I praise Him when He gives me the patience to bear it.
  3. I praise Him for enabling me to say al-istirjā’ (‘To Allāh we belong and to Him we will return’; see Al-Baqarah: [154-156]) in hope of a great reward.
  4. I praise Him for not making it a calamity in my religion.

— Al-Dhahabī, Siyar A’lām Al-Nubalā`, in his biography of Shurayh Al-Qādī

WUJUDMU TANDA CINTA-NYA KEPADAMU, MENGAPA DIPERSIA-SIAKAN

Allah amat menyayangimu. Wujudmu adalah bukti wujud-Nya.
Apalah maknanya Dia mewujudkan mu jika Dia membencimu. Renunglah ke dalam dirimu dengan renungan yang sedalam-dalamnya.

Sesungguhnya pada dirimu sudah nyata akan kasih sayang dan cinta-Nya, jika kamu memahami.

“Dan juga pada diri kamu sendiri. Maka mengapa kamu tidak mahu melihat serta memikirkan (dalil-dalil dan bukti itu)?” (Adz-Dzaariyaat: 21)

Dari-Nya engkau datang dan kepada-Nya akan kembali. Engkau tidak akan sesekali memahami akan bahasa cinta jika engkau berpaling dari Wajah-Nya.

“… Mereka berkata: ‘Sesungguhnya kami adalah kepunyaan Allah dan kepada Allah jualah kami kembali.” (Al-Baqarah: 156)

Segala apa yang kau pandang, dengar, rasai dan miliki adalah kosong pada hakikatnya.

Jika engkau memeluk dengan rasa cinta kepada apa yang ada di sekelilingmu itu, engkau akan jauh dari cahaya kasih sayang-Nya.

Nafsu mu adalah penghalang besar untuk diri mu merasai sentuhan belaian-Nya yang amat lemah lembut.

“Dihiaskan (dan dijadikan indah) kepada manusia; Kesukaan kepada benda-benda yang diingini nafsu, iaitu perempuan-perempuan dan anak-pinak; harta benda yang banyak bertimbun-timbun, dari emas dan perak; kuda peliharaan yang bertanda lagi terlatih; dan binatang-binatang ternak serta kebun-kebun tanaman. Semuanya itu ialah kesenangan hidup di dunia, dan (ingatlah), pada sisi Allah ada tempat kembali yang sebaik-baiknya (iaitu Syurga).” (Ali-‘Imran: 14)

Musibah adalah fitrah kehidupan, ia bagaikan badai dan gelombang di lautan.

Ujian bagaikan cemeti kehidupan, justeru itu ramai yang menyangka Allah menjauhinya, tidak menghiraukannya, malah ada yang berburuk sangka pada-Nya. Renunglah wahai diri dengan cahaya hatimu.

Fahamilah, musibah adalah seruan untuk hamba itu kembali ke dalam dakapan-Nya. Bagaikan cemeti sang pengembala kepada ternakannya, ia agar ternakannya kembali ke kandang.

Kita lalai, angkuh, lupa diri dengan sedikit kelebihan atau melanggar ajaran-Nya. Hadapilah dengan redha, sabar, tenang, bersegeralah bertaubat dan sujud pada-Nya.

Yakinilah, Allah tidak sesekali menzalimi hamba-Nya, Allah amat mencintai dan menyayangi diri mu. Insya Allah pada segala kesulitan itu akan datangnya kerahmatan.

“… dan Tuhanmu tidak sekali-kali berlaku zalim kepada hamba-hambaNya.”
(Fussilat: 46)

Wallahu ‘alam.

Semoga bermanfaat.

SILA SHARE DAN SEBARKAN

‏توفيت اليوم يسرى عابدين ام الفضل ‏زوجة العلامة المحدث الألباني‬⁩ ‏عن عمر ناهز الـ 86 عاماً رحمها الله ورحم الله الشيخ الألباني (Source).

Today (the 17th of Dhul Hijjah, 1437AH) the wife of the noble scholar Shaykh Nasir ud-Dīn al-Albānī (رحم الله), Umm Fadl (رحمها الله), has passed away at the age of 86 years old.

إِنَّا للهِ وَإِنَّـا إِلَيْهِ رَاجِعونَ‎‎

“Indeed we belong to Allāh , and indeed to Him we will return.”

(Surah Al Baqarah, 2:156)

May Allāh have mercy upon the beloved wife of Shaykh al-Albānī, may He raise her rank, may He make spacious her grave, and may He grant her and the noble Shaykh the highest level of Paradise, Ameen.

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Who, when disaster strikes them, say, “Indeed we belong to Allah , and indeed to Him we will return.” Those are the ones upon whom are blessings from their Lord and mercy. And it is those who are the [rightly] guided.

-Surah Al-Baqarah 2:156-157.

Who, when afflicted with calamity, say: “Truly! To Allah we belong and truly, to Him we shall return.”

Surah Al-Baqarah 156

We dedicate this reminder to a brother, a friend, a teacher, one of the creative minds in our hometown who has departed. May Allah bless his soul and may he be amongst the people with iman. Ameen.

anonymous asked:

hi there,, why would a girl even want to be muslim, I see muslim women all the time in my city wearing all black, gloves veil headscarf, the works. why on earth would i want that for myself? for my daughter?

Hello there,

Thank you for getting in touch. You asked the million dollar question. May I change it a little bit though? “Why would a PERSON even want to be muslim” would be a better version of your question because Islam does not differentiate between men and women when it comes to faith. I am assuming you asked this question to me with a positive intention of learning, not accusing or blaming the faith of billions of people.

So here are some of the things that came to my mind:

Islam is the final version of God’s message. The same message that Noah, Abraham, Jacob, Moses and Jesus (peace be upon all of them) brought. Prophet Mohammad (pbuh) is the final Prophet God sent to human kind. So what is this message?

Believing there is only one God!

So, what would happen if you believe in this message?

When you worship one God, you will be saved from worshiping endless Gods such as: Worshiping people, power, your desires, fame, money, etc (We can talk about this in detail later)

When you become Muslim you will find the actual REASON OF YOUR CREATION which every human being has been trying to find throughout the history:

I have not created the jinn and humankind but to (know and) worship Me (exclusively). (Holy Qur'an, adh-Dhariyat 56)

When you become Muslim you will find THE way for FULFILLMENT. A sense of happiness and fulfillment that you would never find in material things:

Be aware that it is in the remembrance of, and whole-hearted devotion to, God that hearts find rest and contentment. (Holy Qur'an, ar-R'ad 28)

When you become Muslim you will learn how to deal with DIFFICULTIES OF YOUR LIFE:

Those who, when a disaster befalls them, say, “Surely we belong to God (as His creatures and servants), and surely to Him we are bound to return. ” (And they act accordingly. ) (Holy Qur'an, al-Baqarah 156)

When you become Muslim you will have a PERSPECTIVE that will keep you calm in any situation by trusting God:

No affliction occurs on the earth (such as droughts, famines, or earthquakes), or in your own persons (such as diseases, damages to your property, or the loss of loved ones), but it is recorded in a Book before We bring it into existence doing so is surely easy for God. So that you may not grieve for what has escaped you, nor exult because of what God has granted you: God does not love anyone proud and boastful (Holy Qur'an, al-Hadid 22-23)

When you become a Muslim you will know that THIS life IS NOT it. There is AFTERLIFE coming after this. And believing in this will give you THE comfort you have never imagined before:

And the present, worldly life is nothing but a play and pastime, and better is the abode of the Hereafter for those who keep from disobedience to God in reverence for Him and piety. Will you not, then, reason and understand? (Holy Qur'an, al-An'am 32)

I can keep going but it has been a long answer already.

Oh, btw about your remarks on women’ dress style: I am a male, it is not my business to comment on how women should dress. YOUR CHOICE. The Qur'an gives a guideline about how to dress so you develop your own style, which would be YOUR CHOICE. Dressing in a certain way is not a requirement in Islam as long as you meet the requirements of the Qur'an

O Prophet, tell your wives and your daughters and the women of the believers to bring down over themselves [part] of their outer garments. (Holy Qur'an, al-Ahzab 59)

And tell the believing women to reduce [some] of their vision and guard their private parts and not expose their adornment except that which [necessarily] appears thereof and to wrap [a portion of] their headcovers over their chests and not expose their adornment (Holy Qur'an, an-Nur 31)

Wish you all the best,

If you wanna talk more, please get in touch.

Salaam everyone,

Sadly, my uncle who was battling with cancer has passed away. I ask you all to please make du'a for him and his family. I really appreciate everyone’s support throughout this difficult time. 

Inna lilahi wa inna ilayhi rajioon. To Allah we belong and to Him we shall return.“ (Quran Surat Al Baqarah 2:156)

"Every soul shall have a taste of death, then to us you will be ultimately returned.” (Quran Surat Al Ankaboot 29:57)

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Who, when disaster strikes them, say, “Indeed we belong to Allah , and indeed to Him we will return." Those are the ones upon whom are blessings from their Lord and mercy. And it is those who are the [rightly] guided.

-Surah Al-Baqarah |2:156-157.

She was pretty.
She spent half her life, plucking and waxing and moisturizing, dieting, exercising, brushing, applying, removing, tucking this, hiding that, cleaning this, washing that, buying this and buying that,
Wearing clothes that hung gracefully to her shape, accessories to add taste, fake eyelash here, fake extensions there, piercing this, tattooing that.
“It was her body,” she argued to those who criticized her.
Then came the day she died. She was locked in a box, the key was thrown away, her coffin left to lay amongst the dirt, where her body will slowly disintegrate to nothing as the maggots, feast on the skin she used to take so much care of.
“It’s my body,” she had argued.
No.
It was NEVER your body.
It was Allah’s.
For if it was YOUR body, surely you’d have never left it behind.
“Indeed we belong to Allah , and indeed to Him we will return” [Surah Al Baqarah: 156]
O Allah, Forgive Me All My Sins
Great and Small, The First and The Last
Those That are Apparent and
Those That are Hidden.
Aameen
SYUKURLAH, REDHA DAN SABARLAH

Rasa syukur dan sabar adalah dua hal yang tak boleh dipisahkan. Keduanya saling menguatkan dan melengkapi.

Kesabaran kita dalam menghadapi musibah akan bertambah kuat, jika kita benar-benar mempunyai rasa syukur terhadap nikmat dan kurnia Allah yang begitu besar.

Demikian pula sebaliknya, ungkapan syukur kita pada nikmat Allah akan lebih mudah dirasakan saat kita benar-benar memahami nikmat Allah di balik penderitaan yang kita alami. Sehingga, jiwa kita tetap redha kepada Allah, dalam suka dan duka.

Penderitaan dan kebahagiaan terasa sama.

Rasulullah SAW bersabda ,
“Sungguh menakjubkan segala perkara orang yang beriman, dan semua itu baik baginya dan hal itu tidak dimiliki oleh selain orang yang beriman: yaitu jika ia mendapatkan kebaikan atau kesenangan maka dia akan bersyukur dan yang sedemikian itu baik baginya, dan jika ia terkena hal yang tidak menyenangkan ( mara bahaya ) maka dia bersabar dan hal yang sedemikian itu baik baginya.
(HR. Muslim).

Lalu, Allah memberi harapan khusus bagi orang-orang yang beriman, bila ia bersyukur maka akan ditambahkan nikmat-Nya, begitu juga bila ia mampu bersabar, maka Allah akan memberi balasan yang indah dan rezeki yang tidak terduga serta tak terhitung jumlahnya.

Allah berfirman:
”Sesungguhnya hanya orang-orang yang bersabarlah yang dicukupkan pahala tanpa batas.” (QS. Az-Zumar [39]:10).

“Dan sungguh akan Kami berikan cobaan kepadamu, dengan sedikit ketakutan, kelaparan, kekurangan harta, jiwa dan buah-buahan. Dan berikanlah berita gembira kepada orang-orang yang sabar. (yaitu) orang-orang yang apabila ditimpa musibah, mereka mengucapkan: “Innaa lillahi wa innaa ilaihi raaji'uun”.
(QS. Al-Baqarah [2]:155-156).

Semoga Allah selalu memberi kita kesabaran dan selalu disedarkan akan rasa syukur.

“Mereka itulah yang mendapatkan keberkatan yang sempurna dan rahmat dari Rabbnya, dan mereka itulah orang-orang yang mendapat petunjuk.” (QS. 2:157).

Moga bermanafaat!

(Ustaz Iqbal Zain al Jauhari)

Please keep the son of the noble Shaykh Rabee Ibn Hādee Al Madkhalee (حفظه الله), Khalid (رحمة الله), in your sincere supplications as he passed away today from cancer (Source: Twitter account of the student of knowledge Abu Miftah)

‎ إِنَّا لِلّهِ وَإِنَّـا إِلَيْهِ رَاجِعون

“Truly! To Allāh we belong, and truly to Him we shall return.”

(Sūrah al-Baqarah, 2:156)

May Allāh have mercy upon respected brother Khalid, may He make his grave spacious, his questioning easy, and grant him a place in Jannat Al Firdaws. And may Allāh ease this time of bereavement for his family, Ameen.