Tuesday, February 23, 2010


Only when you trust Him will He trust you with the world...........

The Significance of the Kalimah Syahadatain:
  • It is the stepping stone to Heaven (Al Hujarat 49:15)
إِنَّمَا ٱلۡمُؤۡمِنُونَ ٱلَّذِينَ ءَامَنُواْ بِٱللَّهِ وَرَسُولِهِۦ ثُمَّ لَمۡ يَرۡتَابُواْ وَجَـٰهَدُواْ بِأَمۡوَٲلِهِمۡ وَأَنفُسِهِمۡ فِى سَبِيلِ ٱللَّهِ‌ۚ أُوْلَـٰٓٮِٕكَ هُمُ ٱلصَّـٰدِقُونَ (١٥

The (true) believers are those only who believe in Allah and His messenger and afterward doubt not, but strive with their wealth and their lives for the cause of Allah. Such are the sincere.

  • The introductory to the Islamic teachings (Adz- Dzariyat 51:56)
وَمَا خَلَقۡتُ ٱلۡجِنَّ وَٱلۡإِنسَ إِلَّا لِيَعۡبُدُونِ

I created the jinn and humankind only that they might worship Me.

  • The instances for change (Al Ahzab 33:23)
مِّنَ ٱلۡمُؤۡمِنِينَ رِجَالٌ۬ صَدَقُواْ مَا عَـٰهَدُواْ ٱللَّهَ عَلَيۡهِ‌ۖ فَمِنۡهُم مَّن قَضَىٰ نَحۡبَهُ ۥ وَمِنۡہُم مَّن يَنتَظِرُ‌ۖ وَمَا بَدَّلُواْ تَبۡدِيلاً۬

Of the believers are men who are true to that which they covenanted with Allah. Some of them have paid their vow by death (in battle), and some of them still are waiting; and they have not altered in the least;

  • The Significance to the prophet's da'wah (Al Kahfi 18:110)
قُلۡ إِنَّمَآ أَنَا۟ بَشَرٌ۬ مِّثۡلُكُمۡ يُوحَىٰٓ إِلَىَّ أَنَّمَآ إِلَـٰهُكُمۡ إِلَـٰهٌ۬ وَٲحِدٌ۬‌ۖ فَمَن كَانَ يَرۡجُواْ لِقَآءَ رَبِّهِۦ فَلۡيَعۡمَلۡ عَمَلاً۬ صَـٰلِحً۬ا وَلَا يُشۡرِكۡ بِعِبَادَةِ رَبِّهِۦۤ أَحَدَۢا

Say: "I am but a man like yourselves, (but) the inspiration has come to me, that your God is one God: whoever expects to meet his Lord, let him work righteousness, and in the worship of his Lord, admit no one as partner.

Yes for most of you, this is what we learn in our Mukhayyam Hayyah Islah, but do we truly understand it? like in really taking the meaning and all. Unfortunately the majority of the islamic people don't quite get it when you show an hour presentation to them discussing about this topic even when we often say it during our prayers.

For someone like me I don't like taking things just from one perspective, because we live in a multi-perspective world where nothing is totally true nor false, just misunderstood or confused.

I've been in two Jamaah's lately (although the ikhwan's call us "jammaah tabligh" we don't call ourselves that, because it's more of a job than an organization) and both take these things in one way or the other.

So maybe if we wanted to learn the Syahadatain from the "ikhwanul Muslimin" side, then from what I just shown you above is enough as a rough synopsis of what you could get. (tell me if I'm wrong)
But on the side if you the "Jammaah Tabligh", it's more than that. We actually take this word to a point where it is the "Holy Word" or "Kalimah Thayyibah". If you've been to the SRI Petaling Mosque and went out to do da'wah for a day or two (or even a year if you we're lucky) than you could see yourself speaking to other people, going house to house, mosque to mosque, about this word and what it could mean.

It means that when we say the Syahadatain, then we need to let go of our slavery to the creations, this means that we can't expect wealth or resources from them, because they are only the treasurer, the distributor, to us Allah is the provider, he is the Almighty, the one who lit up our sky, the One who lets us see, speak and hear, the One who makes us cold and well rested, not the fans or air-conditioners, or the cozy coaches and beds that make us well rested, but Allah and only Allah, these "creations" are only the "middle-men", they are only made so we could think. Allah could as easily as change these things so that they wouldn't give us these benefits in the first place.

So to the second word: Muhammad is the messenger of Allah
To us it would mean that the surest way, the only way to success is what the prophet teaches us, or how the prophet does. The prophet's Sunnah are not "sunnat", they are a method to success, if you do it then you are successful and vice versa. That includes how you sleep, eat, study, socialize, keep a country and everything else.

Maybe there are some of you who disagree with my point, you would say Islam allows any type of attire as long as it closes the aurah during prayer, or It's ok if we sleep in another way. Well then my answer to those people is simple: why in the world are we targeting for a number that is below One. Are we so sure that our method is so perfect that we would just follow our own heads, we have a Jubah, a kopiah, some perfume but are so hot headed to do it as if what we are doing is already enough to bring us to heaven. Well unfortunately just by saying these words are not enough to make sure we go to heaven, because sometimes we forgot and commit "Syirik" or betrayal to God, we hope from something else than Him, something that would surely wouldn't give you anything even if you did a thousand times begging.

If ever we suddenly say, "that person's car is so fast, i think if i want ti go to work early i should go with him", or something like that, then we are betraying Allah in someway or the other. We think that it's because of creation that something is possible.

So please as they would say in Markaz Sri Petaling, remind everyone of the Oneness of God and you will remind yourself like a ball being kick at the wall it would bounce back to you.

PS: any comments or feedback or "tak puas hati" I'm sure we could discuss "the prophet's way"

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