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Masterpost: Islamic Concepts, Words & Phrases!

So, as promised, here’s the masterpost of the different, most common, types of concepts, words and phrases that we, as Muslims, use in our day to day speak, and perform on the daily. The reason for this masterpost is so that, if and when Season 4 airs, and if it is about Sana, then most likely, these words and phrases, or concepts, may be commonly used/addressed, so it’s always nice to just, have a reference, I guess, of their meaning, so that you can understand the context and definition a little better! 

CONCEPTS.

Islam: The word “Islam” in itself means to submit, to surrender - to give yourself over to Allah, to feel the peace that giving yourself over to Allah brings to you.

Allah: The Arabic word for God.

Muhammad (sal’lalaahu alayhi wasalam): The final prophet sent down by Allah to mankind, with the religion of Islam. (sal’lalaahu alayhi wasalam), or sometimes seen as Muhammad (SAW) means ‘peace be upon him’, which you’ll sometimes see as Muhammad (PBUH). It is an extension we add on to the name Muhammad, whenever the prophet Muhammad (SAW) is being referred to, out of respect.

“The 5 Pillars of Islam”: These are, in essence, the 5 core aspects of Islam, that every Muslim must believe in, and do to their full potential, unless it is detrimental to their health, or they are unable to do so due to a lack of wealth:

  • Shahaadah - This is the very core belief of a Muslim. They “must testify and bear witness that there is no deity but Allah, and that Muhammad (SAW) is his worshipper and messenger.”
  • Salah - The 5 daily prayers, which must be read. These are Fajr (the prayer we read before sunrise), Zauhar (the midday prayer), Asr (the late afternoon prayer), Maghrib (the prayer we read before sunset) and Isha (the night prayer). Each of these prayers are signalled when the Adhaan (the call to prayer) is heard, and before performing these prayers, Wudhu (ablution) must be made.
  • Zakah - Alms, charity. Every year, we must take a portion of money out from our combined wealth that we own to give to charity to the poor and needy. Of course, to do that, Islam sets certain rules on how much wealth you must have in order to classify if whether you are in a position where you can give charity or not.
  • Sawm -  Fasting in the month of Ramadhan. Ramadhan is the 9th month of the Islamic calendar, whereby the start and the end of it is marked by the sighting of the crescent moon. During Ramadhan, Muslims all over the world must fast from sunrise to sunset, abstaining from food, water, sex and sin. They must instead increase their worshipping of Allah, by performing Salah and increasing their Tilaawat (reading of the Qur’aan), Tasbeeh (praising of Allah) and indulge themselves as much as they can within Islam. Suhoor (morning meal) is the meal we eat before sunrise happens, kind of like a breakfast, before we begin our fast for the day, and Iftaar (evening meal) is the meal we eat to break our fast, just as sunset is about to occur. Taraweeh is an additional compulsory Salah that Muslims must pray in Ramadhan (since this Salah is only read during Ramadhan, and in no other month beside it) after the Isha Salah. The end of Ramadhan is marked with Eid ul Fitr, the first of our 2 Eids that we have within the year, a celebration! The fasts in Ramadhan are only compulsory on people that are physically and mentally healthy enough to do them. 
  • Hajj - The 5 day sacred pilgrimage that takes place in the final month of the Islamic calendar, once a year. Muslims all over the world travel to Saudi Arabia, more specifically, Makkah and the surrounding cities near it, to perform their Hajj. Only those that are physically and mentally healthy, and that can afford the Hajj, will find it compulsory on them to do so. Our 2nd Eid, Eid ul Adha is celebrated on the 3rd day of Hajj, by remembering the sacrifice that the Prophets Ibrahim (Abraham) and his son, Ismail (Ishmael) were to make. 

Qur’aan: The Holy Book of Islam. It is considered to be Allah’s final word, and the final, unchanged Holy Book that was sent down via Angel Jibra’eel (Angel Gabriel) to the Prophet Muhammad (SAW). 

Hadeeth: The teachings and sayings of the Prophet Muhammad (SAW) that were reported by his close family and friends.

Sunnah: The beloved actions of the Prophet Muhammad (SAW) that were reported by his close family and friends.

Shari’ah Law: The Islamic ruling. Any Muslim country will most likely be governed by the Shari’ah Law. However, its not just people living in a Muslim state that must abide by the Shari’ah Law. Muslims all over the world must try their best to abide by it too. The Shari’ah Law is based upon the teachings of the Qur’aan, which hold the most weight in Islam, with a little understanding from the Hadeeth and Sunnah, in terms of how to apply these Laws.

Jihad: The word itself means to struggle, to battle. There are 2 types:

  • Jihad Kabeera: The Greater Struggle/Battle - this is the one we as Muslims face on a daily basis, within ourselves, to better ourselves as believers of Allah, to always do the right thing by Islam, which is something that affects us on a daily basis, especially if we live in the West, since we face the battle of living in the Western society, as well as being Muslims, and choosing to do the right thing. 
  • Jihad Sagheera: The Lesser Struggle/Battle - this is the one where we proactively, as Muslims, must fight against anyone who wrongfully says ill about Islam. In it, we must take care that we are not hurting those, who have not hurt us, but rather, that we fight against the common prejudices, stigmas and stereotypes that are placed on Islam and Muslims. 

Hijaab: The headpiece the women of Islam are recognised by. However, hijaab is not just that. Hijaab is also in the way we dress modestly, the way we must act modestly, the way we must speak modestly, because the woman’s modesty in Islam is very, very highly valued and respected. Men are told lower their gazes in front of women. 

Niqaab: The face veil that some, not all, but some Muslim women choose to wear, if they want to.

Burqa: The long material that covers the head and reaches thigh length, that some women, again, choose to wear, if they don’t want to wear the Hijaab, but something a bit more looser and covering.

Abayah: The long “dress” the women wear, on top of their usual clothes. Most of the times, these are black, with several printed or embroidered designs on them for more fancier wear, or sometimes they are simple, for more everyday wear. Not all women wear an abayah, and not every abayah is black in colour.

Thobe/Jubbah: Kind of like an abayah, but for men? I guess? It’s a long stitched garment, that comes in many different colours, mostly neautrals, like white, gray, beige, black, blues, greens etc, that men wear. Muslim men in the East wear this more frequently than Muslim men in the West, but Muslim men in the West would most likely wear this on Friday, Ramadhan, and Eid - on sacred occasions.

Dua: Prayers. So, when you raise your hands and pray to Allah, and ask anything of him and remember the people who you want to remember in your prayers to Allah.

Jummah: It means Friday, which is the holy day for Muslims. Kind of like Sabbath, I guess. On Fridays, instead of the Zauhar prayer, men normally go to the Masjid (the mosque) to offer Jummah Salah (The Friday Prayer), where the Imam (the person leading the prayer) will give a Kutbah (a short sermon) regarding a specific topic to do with Islam.

Masjid: The Mosque. This is where Muslims gather to pray Salah 5 times a day.

Madressah: Islamic schooling - so, Islamic classes that, most often, take place inside the Masjid, i.e, the mosque, when it is not being used by the general Muslim public to offer Salah.

WORDS & PHRASES.

As-salaamu’alaikum Warahmatullahi Wabarakaatuhu: This is a greeting, both used as a hello and a goodbye between Muslims. As-salaamu’alaikum - May peace be upon you, Warahmatullahi - And Allah’s mercy, Wabarakaatuhu - And his blessings. Usually though, most people will only say/use As-salaamu’alaikum.

Allah Hafiz: May Allah protect you. This is another greeting we have that Muslims use as a goodbye.

Bismillah hirahmaa niraheem: In the name of Allah, the most Merciful, the Most Kind. It’s a phrase we use/say when we’re about to start something, we start whatever we do in the name of Allah, by remembering him so that whatever we’re doing will have a successful outcome. Somtimes, we just say Bismillah, in short, which just means, In the Name of Allah.

Subhanallah: Glory be to Allah. This is a Tasbeeh (a praise of Allah) that is said when something overwhelms you, so much so, that you literally have to take a moment and glorify Allah for having that thing overwhelm you, whether it be someone’s beauty, something’s beauty, or something that’s happened that’s overwhelmed you in a really positive way.

Alhamdulillah: All praises be to Allah. This is a Tasbeeh that’s said when you’re thankful for something. Thankful for anything or anyone, for food, for good health, after we sneeze we say Alhamdulillah, or if someone is asking you how you are, you can simply reply back by saying Alhamdulillah, and they’ll understand that you are in good health, or if someone is offering you something extra, like food, for example, then you can simply say Alhamdulillah, and they’ll understand that you’re content with the amount you have.

Allahu Akbar: Allah is the Greatest. This is another Tasbeeh, but it’s used in quite versatile ways. It’s the first and last phrases of the Adhaan, it’s said in Salah, but it’s also used in daily speak too, most often when we want to reaffirm our belief in Allah, to remind ourselves that, Allah is our sole keeper of destiny, and that, sometimes, things we don’t anticipate can happen too. It’s a resounding statement of faith, that can invoke feelings of strength when it is needed, telling you to reevaluate where your faith is at. Or if something that you can’t believe is happening, you’ll say Allahu Akbar, to express your disbelief in it.

Insha’allah: If Allah wills. This is something we say when we’re thinking about the future, and we hope that the way we think about the future is something Allah is willing to offer us. Kind of like a “I don’t wanna jinx it”.

Mash’allah: Allah has willed. This is something we say out of respect for a situation, if it’s gone in favour of someone else we’re speaking to, or if we’re appreciating someone, whether it be their beauty or their character. It’s a way of showing someone that you’re extremely happy that Allah has willed for something to go their way. 

Wallah: I swear by Allah. It’s something you say when you’re absolutely serious about something, because you are swearing to Allah about it, you are keeping Allah as your witness about it.

Astagfirullah: I seek forgiveness from Allah. This is said when you’re repenting to Allah, or someone else may say this to you if they’re reminding you of something wrong that you did/are doing, not as a way to patronise, but to remind you that you have a choice in not doing that wrong thing either.

Jazakallah Khair: May Allah reward you with the best (of rewards). This is said in place of thank you, when you’re thanking someone for something, Most people sometimes just say Jazakallah, or either Baarakallah (May Allah’s blessings be upon you.)

Ameen: Amen. Something you say when you’re agreeing with something, or accepting something from someone.

Mubarak: Glad tidings/Congratulations. Usually you’ll hear people say this in Ramadhan or Eid, to each other, or if someone tells someone else they’re going for Hajj/have come back from Hajj, you’ll hear the phrases:  Ramadhan Mubarak, Eid Mubarak, Hajj Mubarak etc, but generally, it’s just used as way of saying congrats.

Nikah: Wedding.The actual wedding ceremony.

Ammi: Mum.

Abba: Dad.

Habibi/Habibti: The Most Beloved. Where Habibi is the masculine term, and Habibti is the feminine term. It’s not just said to the person you love romantically, it can be said platonically too, and quite often, is.

The way
a small drop can
cause soft waves
in the entire ocean

is also the way
kind words are able
to touch someone’s heart
completely.

— 

ibtasem //

الْمُؤْمِنُ مُؤْلَفٌ وَلَا خَيْرَ فِيمَنْ لَا يَأْلَفُ وَلَا يُؤْلَفُ

“The believer is gracious, for there is no goodness in one who is neither kind nor friendly.” - Prophet Muhammad saws)

Ways to grow your soul

Recitation of the Quran is the first thing you need to do to grow your soul. Within the sunnah you see a strong emphasis on recitation. Any human being who wants to attain closeness to Allah needs to open the Quran and read it. If you don’t do it, you have lost the most powerfool tool to grow ur soul. For every letter that’s recited you receive ten rewards. If you read the translation and commentary only, perhaps you should make an effort to learn to read the Arabic because the reward that is mentioned in the Quran and the hadith has nothing to do with translation, it has to do with articulation.

Salawat on the Prophet (saw) is the second thing that would help your soul grow. It fulfills the mandate of the Quran: 

إِنَّ اللَّهَ وَمَلَائِكَتَهُ يُصَلُّونَ عَلَى النَّبِيِّ يَا أَيُّهَا الَّذِينَ آمَنُوا صَلُّوا عَلَيْهِ وَسَلِّمُوا تَسْلِيمًا 
 "Verily Allah and His angels send blessings on the Prophet, O you who believe! Send you also blessings on him, and salute him with submission”. [33:56]

This is the only act of worship that Allah says that I do, my angels do it so you should also do it. By doing so, you don’t benefit rasoolAllah (saw) in anyway. It is a reflexive act: you send salawat on rasoolAllah, it reflects back with ten salawat on you. You bring blessings upon yourself and it gets presented to rasoolAllah. It connects you to the Prophet (saw) and its barakah will connect your hearts. If you can’t do it abundantly, even once in the morning and once in the evening would be sufficient for ur soul to grow.

It’tibah-e-sunnah is the third thing that causes your soul to grow. It’tibah-e-sunnah means internalizing the following of rasoolAllah (saw). Following his sunnah is the magnet that draws Allah’s love, and Allah’s love is the most tasty food for our souls. By following him, what we are doing is turning on our magnet so that it attracts Allah’s love.
For every sunnah that you follow you end up making yourself that much more beautiful to Allah. Prophet Muhammad (saw) said: “Allah is beautiful and He loves beauty.” [Muslim :911]
Therefore, what attracts the attention of Allah is the sunnah. When you put on makeup and dress all pretty, you might be attracting the attention of others around you but to attract the love of Allah, we require the sunnah, and ecstasy lies in finding in every tiny sunnah of rasoolAllah and following that sunnah from head to toe, from heart to soul.

Notes from a lecture by Shaykh Dr Hussain.

i’m gonna try and explain this situation, from my point of view. let me reiterate: i am not speaking for all muslims here. i am not speaking for all muslims here. but i, as a girl who is muslim, am speaking from my knowledge and point of view. there will be muslims who will disagree with me, just like how there will be non muslims who will too. i already know this.

but … i’m just putting what my beliefs are about this whole situation, as a muslim girl, out there:

yousef isn’t muslim. sana is muslim. sana clearly likes yousef. for some muslims, the fact that yousef isn’t a muslim, wouldn’t be a huge issue. they’d still be okay to date/marry their non muslim partner.

however, for some muslims (and i’m saying this with my point of view put into this too), dating/marrying a non muslim, is a huge issue. a huge, huge, huge issue, both religiously speaking, because there is a clash of faith/no faith, and also culturally speaking too, where in which, people will point fingers. but hey, people point fingers all the time anyway. so, let’s remove the culture factor.

religiously speaking, practising muslims find it extremely important that their partner is muslim too. for some muslims, this isn’t even something that is negotiable. we can’t compromise on that. faith comes first for us. 

the prophet muhammad (saw) said once, “when Allah’s servant marries, he has completed one half of the religion. thereafter, let him fear Allah regarding the remaining half.”

let me explain what that above hadeeth means. if our partner is muslim too, it makes life a whole lot more easier, a lot less simple, but also, because with our partner, the 2 of us can motivate each other, and help each other, and support each other when our imaan (faith) and deen (religion) isn’t as strong as we would like it to be. we become each other’s motivation. we become each other’s rock. we become each other’s inspiration. 

and that’s the whole essence, and beauty, for a muslim having a partner who is muslim too, that we may wish to marry, and further deepen our bond with.

sana, according to her beliefs, needs for her partner to be muslim too. that is something she doesn’t wish to compromise on.

yousef, isn’t muslim. he doesn’t believe in Allah. 

so where does that leave sana, who is really starting to like yousef?

yousef could revert back into islam, if he was muslim before, or he could convert, and things could work out for them 2. some people though, may not feel that that is an adequate enough reason to accept islam back into your life again - just for the sake of someone else. if you’re wanting to come into islam, then it should be because you want to, for the sake of Allah, for the sake of worshipping Allah, not for anybody else. because your islam is between you and Allah to have, that should be the reason, not any other, for wanting to convert/revert. so, yousef reverting/converting, would have to be something that’s not just solely because of sana, but because he WANTS to accept islam, for the sake of himself and Allah, and strengthening that bond again. 

of course, some people will say that yousef converting/reverting to islam for sana could be a good thing too, if, say, after he does accept islam, he fully accepts islam into his life, and believes in Allah too, and practices islam as much or as little as he wants, but that he believes in Allah, that is the main thing. 

otherwise? i’m not too sure how this is going to work for sana and yousef, if neither sana wants to change her stance on compromising (which, personally, i can’t see her doing), and neither does yousef want to become muslim (again) and believe in allah. 

but yeah, let’s see what happens.

Kutipan-kutipan Buku Aisyah: Wanita yang Hadir dalam Mimpi Rasulullah

“Jangan buat Aisyah sedih,” katanya.
Itulah… sekali lagi dia memanggil ku dengan namaku. Sebenarnya, saat itu kepalaku tertunduk, keningku dipenuhi banyak pikiran. Aku tak memandang wajah seseorang pun, tapi kalimat pendek itu… “Jangan buat Aisyah sedih,” membuatku tertegun. (Pg. 75)

“Kau… telah diperlihatkan kepadaku dalam mimpiku.” Rasulullah berkata seperti ini kepadaku. (Pg. 88)

Tidur nyenyak Rasulullah lebih manis daripada madu, selalu terlihat menyenangkan hati. Aku takut melepaskan tangannya ketika tertidur. Bila terbangun tengah malam, aku mencari-cari dengan tanganku yang gemetaran. Kedua mataku terbakar seperti orang buta bila tak menemukannya. Aku menangis seperti orang buta. Setiap kali ketika ujung jariku menyentuhnya, ah… di waktu tanganku tak bisa memegang tangannya untuk menemukan dirinya di gelap malam. (Pg. 94)

Kerinduan… aku tahu apa itu kerinduan di hari-hari hijrah. Aku bersyukur kepada Allah yang telah memberikan kerinduan ini kepadaku, yang mengubahnya sebagai sekolah diri. Kedewasaan, tumbuh besar untuk orang lain tak hanya di masa-masa awal kanak-kanak. Berapa pun umur kita, musibah-musibah yang menimpa diri kita merupakan petualangan kedewasaan sebagai jalan pengajaran.

“Perpisahan ini menjadi tabir bagi Aisyah,” ucap ibuku.

“Perpisahan ini adalah mahkota pengantin, mahar bagi Aisyah,” ujar ibuku untuk meringankan bebanku. (Pg. 121)

Kebenaran itu seperti berkah yang terpancar dari niat tulus seindah gunung-gunung, tanpa menanti balasan apapun. Kebenaran ialah ketulusan di dalam senyap-senyap burung yang kelelahan terbang, keledai-keledai yang menyimpan susu, seluruh sayap dan hewan berkaki empat, sampai kepada para pengembara dan orang-orang lemah.

Kebenaran merupakan balasan yang bersih.

Kebenaran… sebuah pernikahan. Mahar. Kebenaran kata-kata.
(Pg. 142)

Rasulullah tersenyum. Setiap senyum Rasulullah bagiku adalah hari pernikahanku. (Pg. 142)

Kakakku bertanya kepada Rasulullah, “Jika seseorang menolak karena rasa sopan santun meskipun sebenarnya menginginkannya, kemudian mengucapkan terima kasih, apakah itu juga dihitung dan dicatat sebagai kebohongan, ya Rasulullah?”

Rasulullah sekali lagi menjawab pertanyaan itu dengan senyum. “Kebohongan tetap akan tercatat sebagai kebohongan.”
(Pg. 146)

Dia memanggil ku “Uwais!” ketika dirinya bahagia. Beliau suka memainkan hidungku sambil memanggil, “Aisyahku.” Saat dirinya lelah, beliau berkata, “Bicaralah wahai Humaira.” Begitu aku berbicara ke sana-kemari seperti arus air, raut-raut sedih di wajahnya hilang satu per satu.

Ketika menatap, dia seakan-akan melihat darah yang mengalir di pembuluh darahku. Luar dan dalamku satu bagi Rasulullah. Seluruh kewanitaanku, kecemburuanku, kemanjaanku, keingintahuanku, dan ketidaksabaranku terlihat jelas.

Bila berusaha menarik perhatian ku, dia akan berkata, “Wahai putri Abu Bakar, bukankah ini seperti ini…” atau “Wahai putri Ash-Shidiq, bukan seperti itu, tapi seperti ini.” Ketika membicarakan diriku pada orang lain dan Rasulullah berkata begini, “Ibu kalian hari ini berkata seperti ini…” itu berarti ada sesuatu hal yang aku perlu ubah.

Rasulullah menjelaskan satu per satu kepadaku, sabar mendengarkan ku, berbagi kebahagiaan ku. Tanpa kusadari, Rasulullah mengajari diriku seperti seorang murid. Sementara itu, aku selalu rindu kepada Rasulullah meskipun berada di sisinya. Aku tak bisa melewati hidup tanpa Rasulullah ketika aku tidur di sampingnya. Bahkan ketika kedua mataku tertutup pun aku menghitung satu per satu hela napasnya. (Pg. 148)

Aku tak pernah makan melebihi apa yang dimakan Rasulullah. Aku takut dan menjauhi hal-hal duniawi. Apa yang kami dapatkan dari hal duniawi, apa yang bisa kami lakukan dengan api. Rasulullah sudah merupakan sumber kehangatan dan sinar bagi kami.” (Pg. 152)

Tanpa Rasulullah, aku seperti seorang anak kecil yang menggigil kedinginan dalam kegelapan. Kadang-kadang bila malam hari ketika harus berpisah dengan Rasulullah, aku ingin pergi dari dunia ini. Tanpa Rasulullah, udara tak berembus. Pagi tak kunjung tiba di hari-hari tanpa dirinya. Cinta Rasulullah adalah oase di tengah-tengah padang pasir. Sebuah oase yang terpancar dari surga. Bayangkan sendiri apa yang terjadi jika terjadi perpisahan. (Pg. 152)

“Aisyahku, aku tahu kapan kau marah kepadaku.”

“Bagaimana mungkin aku marah kepadamu, ya Rasulullah?”

Dia menyentuh lembut daguku dan menatap dalam-dalam kedua mataku sambil tersenyum.

“Ketika kau benar-benar marah kepadaku, kau berkata, ya Tuhannya Ibrahim, sementara kalau kau baik kepadaku, kau akan berkata, ya Tuhannya Muhammad. (Pg. 156)

Rasulullah tersenyum sambil memainkan hidungku.
“Bicaralah wahai Humaira…”

Dan aku sering bertanya kepada Rasulullah, “Apakah engkau mencintaiku?”

“Iya…”

Aku terdiam sebentar, tapi terasa lama seperti beribu-ribu tahun. Dia menggelengkan kepalanya, mengajak aku berbicara.

“Seberapa besar engkau mencintaiku?”
“Seperti titik-titik yang terlempar ke kain sutra…”
“Maksudnya…”
“Seperti titik-titik yang tak terlihat…”

Jawaban ini seperti sebuah bintang yang dalam seribu tahun sekali turun ke dalam hatiku, penuh dengan cinta.
Kadang-kadang bintangku jatuh. Aku ingin memperbaharui cintaku dengan kata-kata. Dalam bentuk isyarat aku bertanya kepada Rasulullah yang berada dalam kerajaan cinta, “Bagaimana dengan titik kita yang tak terlihat?”

Sambil tersenyum dia menjawab: “Seperti hari pertama…” (Pg. 194)

Para pemuda suka bertanya kepadaku mengenai diri Rasulullah. Aku malah balik bertanya begini kepada mereka, “Apa kalian tak pernah membaca Alquran? Rasulullah itu adalah Alquran yang berjalan.”

Perkataan Rasulullah itu seperti penerang yang terang-benderang. Ia membuka cakrawala. (Pg. 202)

Aku selalu merasakan bahwa hujan itu bermaksud menghapus seluruh kesedihan manusia. Ia memadamkan kobara api kesedihan, rasa letih peperangan, dan rasa asing… (Pg. 251)

Lantas Rasulullah balik bertanya lagi kepada para sahabat: “Menurut kalian dari sisi keimanan siapakah yang paling kuat?”

“Para malaikat ya Rasulullah…”

“Malaikat memang diciptakan untuk beribadah kepada Allah.”

“Para nabi ya Rasulullah…”

“Wahyu turun kepada para nabi dari Allah…”

“Kalau begitu para sahabat…”

“Kalian adalah para sahabat yang bertemu dan berbicara secara langsung dengan nabi kalian…”

“Kalau begitu siapakah itu orang-orang yang beriman kuat ya Rasulullah?”

“Umatku di akhir zaman yang beriman kepadaku dan mencintaiku tanpa mengenalku dan melihatku.”

Mencintai Rasulullah segenap hati, beriman kepadanya, berusaha berjalan di jalannya, merupakan martabat iman yang paling tinggi.
(Pg. 255)

Sering kami berdua bekerja bersama-sama. Misalnya, ketika aku memintal kain wol, dia memperbaiki sandal-sandal kulit. Ketika aku memasak, Rasulullah mengambilkan kantung air yang tergantung di tembok dan mengisinya dengan air. Masakan kami tak pernah lepas dari tanaman-tanaman beraroma. Aku membaca Alquran dari hapalanku, sementara Rasulullah mendengarkan aku. (Pg. 264)

Suatu hari mendadak seorang Badui datang menemui Rasulullah di masjid. Ternyata dia telah menempuh perjalanan panjang untuk sampai ke sini. Entah siapa yang tahu persis bagaimana mereka menceritakan mengenai diri Rasulullah kepadanya. Dia masuk ke masjid dan setelah beberapa saat menatap Rasulullah badannya mulai bergemetar. Aku mendengarkan seluruh kejadian itu dari kamarku.

“Jangan takut,” ucap Rasulullah kepada orang Badui itu. “Aku bukan raja. Aku putra seorang perempuan Quraish yang makan daging dikeringkan di bawah sinar matahari.” (Pg. 277)

“Apakah kau mencintai Aisyah?”

“Iya, aku mencintai Aisyah…”

“Bolehkah aku bertanya satu pertanyaan lagi?”

Sekali lagi dia menganggukkan kepala sambil tersenyum. Seakan-akan bintang-bintang bertaburan di kepalanya ingin mendengarkan pembicaraan kami.

“Bagaimana engkau mencintai Aisyah?”

Beliau malah terdiam seperti malu. Beban hidup dirinya sudah sangat berat. Dia adalah seorang jendral. Hatiku sesak ketika dia malah mempercepat langkah untanya maju untuk pergi. Sungguh terlalu banyak pertanyaan yang aku utarakan.

Mengapa aku melakukan hal ini? Mungkin mati lebih baik bagiku…

Kemudian dia menunduk seakan-akan tahu bahwa aku menatapnya. Entah bagaimana mendadak dia memutar balik untanya dan memacu cepat-cepat dan berkata kepadaku, “Seperti hari pertama…”

Kemudian dia mengangkat tangannya tinggi-tinggi ke udara memberikan salam kepadaku dengan pesona seorang pejuang yang mendapatkan kemenangan
, lantas berputar cepat menuju ke arah pasukan yang berada di barisan paling depan. (Pg. 287-288)

“Sungguh! Aku tak akan berterima kasih kepada kalian maupun kepadanya. Aku hanya bersyukur dan berterima kasih kepada Allah yang telah menurunkan ayat mengenai diriku dan telah menjauhkan diriku dari fitnah-fitnah itu.” (Pg. 316, setelah akhirnya turun ayat dari Allah kepada Rasulullah yang membuktikan kesucian Aisyah dari fitnah karena “Kalung”.)

Dunia selalu membuat pusing dan tak pernah berhenti bagi orang Mukmin. Bagaimana mungkin bisa berhenti? Dunia merupakan penjara, gelanggang tempat ujian, bagi orang beriman. (Pg. 333)

“Jika kalian memang benar-benar seperti yang kalian katakan, aku akan mengajarkan lima hal lagi sehingga perilaku baik kalian menjadi dua puluh.”

“Silahkan ya Rasulullah!”

“Jangan kau kumpulkan apa yang tidak kalian makan. Jangan dirikan bangunan yang tidak kalian tinggali. Jangan berselisih satu sama lain karena perbedaan. Jauhilah hal-hal yang tak diperintahkan oleh Allah. Berlombalah dalam kebaikan.”

Rasulullah juga sering menasihati kami seperti yang dia lakukan kepada para utusan.

“Dunia adalah tempat ujian yang melelahkan,” ucapnya.
“Selain dari orang yang menjauhi larangan Allah, mereka takkan selamat dari tangan-tangan dunia.” (Pg. 346)

‘Ya Umar!’ ucapnya. ‘Kau bertanya soal bekas anyaman dalam tubuhku, padahal kelembutan setelah sesuatu yang keras itu sangat nyaman. Kau sedih karena atap ruangan ini pendek, padahal atap kuburan akan lebih pendek daripada ini. Kita meninggalkan hal duniawi ini kepada ahli dunia, sementara itu mereka menyerahkan akhirat kepada kita. Aku dan dunia itu seperti tentara berkuda yang melakukan perjalanan di tengah musim panas. Tentara berkuda yang letih karena terik panas matahari itu berteduh di bawah pohon, kemudian melanjutkan perjalanan dan meninggalkan tempat itu. Kisra dan Kaisar adalah seorang raja, sementara aku seorang nabi. Aku hanyalah hamba Allah. Aku duduk seperti seorang hamba, makan seperti seorang hamba…’ (Pg. 393)

“Ada berapa emas, Aisyah? Di mana kau menaruhnya?”

Aku lari membawa emas itu kepadanya. Aku seperti juru tulisnya. Rasulullah mengambil emas dari tanganku kemudian mulai menghitung.

“Lima… enam… tujuh…”

Rasulullah menaruh emas-emas itu di telapak tanganku kemudian menutupi dengan jemarinya. “Selama emas ini berada di sini…” katanya.

Kedua mataku terbuka, menatap kedua mata Rasulullah.

“Selama emas ini berada di sini… bagaimana Muhammad bisa pergi ke hadapan Allah?”

Anak panah terlepas dari busurnya, tertancap tepat di tengah-tengah dadaku. Tubuhku membeku. Lidahku tertelan sambil bersandar. Tubuhku mulai bergerak mundur. Seakan-akan dunia berada di tanganku dan tanganku seakan-akan hilang karena beratnya.

“Ambillah ini semua, segera infakkan emas ini…” ucap Rasulullah.
(Pg. 425)

Aku adalah Aisyah di masa-masa sulit.

Aku tak pernah merasakan pernikahan lagi selama masa-masa hijrah.

Hari pernikahanku yang sebenarnya adalah hari wafatku, hari ketika aku bertemu dengan rahmat seluruh alam, Rasulullah, orang yang aku cintai.

Aku bersaksi pada perintah Allah, kenangan Rasulullah, wasiat dan amanah Alquran, tidak ada Tuhan melainkan Allah, dan Muhammad adalah hamba dan utusan-Nya.

Aku adalah Aisyah.

Aku adalah Aisyahnya Muhammad.
(Last page)




Membaca kisah Rasulullah dari sudut pandang dan kacamata Aisyah, seperti membaca sebuah diary dan surat cinta dari seorang istri untuk mengenang sosok suami tercintanya :)

When you got married, you followed a beloved act from the Sunnah.

When you got married, you honored the laws of Allah above your desires.

When you got married, you chose to commit to love someone for the sake of Allah, which meant remembering the journey you are both on isn’t just for each other and how you feel, but for Him.

When you got married, you said yes to building a family in remembrance and service to our Lord.

When you got married, you made a commitment to honor and treat each other with the love, gentleness, respect, sacrifice, and support found within the beautiful hadith of our Prophet Muhammad (saw) and the noble Mother of the Believers.

And when you got married, you came with hopes and ideas of bliss and found along with it moments of hardship, heartache, confusion, and disappointment.

When you got married you came a fully imperfect human setting up a life with another fully imperfect human.

And those imperfect humans would then come back to the “why” they married when they were hurting. They would remember the “Who” they are serving in their love when things were tough.

And they would renew their intentions once again, find comfort in each other once again, and finally know what loving for the sake of Allah meant.

—  Via Wives of Jannah

من قرأ سورة كهف في يوم الجمعة أضاء له من النور ما بينه و بين الجمعتين

“Whoever recites Surah Kahf on the day of Jummu'ah, will have a light that will shine from him from one friday to the next.”

[Bayhaqi]