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Day 9: Four boys killed while playing football on beachIsrael warns 100,000 Gazans to evacuate their homeshospitals and medical facilities being targeted by airstrikesWafa hospital was hit by an Israeli helicopter attack but defies Israel evacuation warning amid fears for frail patientsGaza deaths pass 200 | July 16, 2014

1. A woman cries as Palestinians flee their homes in the Shajaiyeh neighbourhood of Gaza City, after Israel had airdropped leaflets warning people to leave the area. (Lefteris Pitarakis/AP)

2. Smoke rises after Israeli missile strikes hit the northern Gaza Strip. (Adel Hana/AP)

3. The father and brother of a Palestinian boy from the Baker family, whom medics said was killed with other three children from the same family by a shell fired by an Israeli naval gunboat, mourn during their funeral. (Mohammed Salem/Reuters)

4. A Palestinian man looks at a house destroyed by Israeli Defense Forces during an overnight air strike in Gaza City. (Oliver Weiken/EPA)

5. A staff member of the Al Wafa hospital in the Shuja’iyya neighbourhood in Gaza City looks at the remains of an Israeli Defense Force warning missile. (Oliver Weiken/EPA)

6. A Palestinian woman, who fled her home close to the border with Israel, stays at a United Nations-run school in Gaza City. (Finbarr O’Reilly/Reuters)

7. Palestinians run for shelter as they hear bombing in the distance while they flee their homes in the Shajaiyeh neighbourhood of Gaza City, after Israel had airdropped leaflets warning people to leave the area. (Lefteris Pitarakis/AP)

8. A Palestinian man cries as he holds the dead body of his young brother shortly after he was killed in the morgue of the al-Shifa hospital. (Oliver Weiken/EPA)

9. Palestinians salvage what they can of their belongings from the rubble of their destroyed house following an early morning Israeli missile strike in Gaza City. (Khalil Hamra/AP)

10. Palestinians sleep at the yard of a UN school in the northern Gaza Strip town of Beit Lahiya, after evacuating their houses near the border with Israel. (Mohammed Abed/Getty Images)

(Sources: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6 | Naming the dead)

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This man is the leading anaesthetist in Norway. He travels to Gaza every time the Israeli forces brutally bombard Gaza to treat injured women and children for free. This man is a true hero and a shining example of what compassion looks like.

Salute a real one.

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This man is the leading anaesthetist in Norway. He travels to Gaza every time the Israeli forces brutally bombard Gaza to treat injured women and children for free. This man is a true hero and a shining example of what compassion looks like.

Salute a real one.

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بسم الله الرحمن الرحيم
الحمد لله رب العالمين والصلاة والسلام على أشرف رسول الله وعلى آله وصحبه وسلم.
الصلاة السلام عليك يا سيدنا يا رسول الله خذ بأيدينا قلت حيلتنا أدركنا
ربنا افتح بيننا وبين قومنا بالحق وأنت خير الفاتحين.
Assalamualaikum warahmatullahi wabarakatuh..
Alhamdulillah telah diberikan pada kita kesempatan untuk melalui Ramadhan yang suci pada tahun ini dalam ni’mah islam,iman, keamanan,kesihatan yang harus kita syukuri atasnya. In sya Allah dengan ni’mah-ni’mah yang diberikan ini akan membuatkan bersamanya sebagai wasilah untuk meningkatkan keimanan dan ketaqwaan terhadap pencipta kita.
Berapa ramai di antara sahabat, saudara mara dan di antara keturunan kita yang telah kembali pada rahmatullah sedangkan kita diberikan umur yang panjang untuk berjumpa dengan Ramadhan yang pada kali ini. Jadi janganlah kita mempersia-siakan tiap detik dan nafas kita untuk Ramadhan yang kemungkinan akan menjadi yang terakhir buat kita yang dinamakan juga bulan penyucian dosa. Dengan Ramadhan yang tersisa beberapa hari ini, marila kita mengisikan ianya dengan zikruLLah dan selawat atas Rasulullah - –صلى الله عليه وسلم agar kita di dalam kalangan yang mendapat syafaat..Allahumma amiin..
Dengan itu, saya ingin untuk berkongsikan sedikit ilmu untuk tazkirah bagi diri ini dan juga pada sahabat2 yang lainnya moga ianya bermanfaat pada kita dan dapat untuk mendekatkan lagi diri kita kepada Allah dan Rasulnya –صلى الله عليه وسلم -.
Saya ingin berkongsi satu hadith yang diriwayatkan Imam Bukhari –رحمه الله- tentang 7 golongan yang berada di dalam naungan Allah pada hari akhirat.
 
عَنْأَبِيهُرَيْرَةَعَنِالنَّبِيِّصَلَّىاللَّهمعَلَيْهِوَسَلَّمَقَالَسَبْعَةٌيُظِلُّهُمُاللَّهُيَوْمَالْقِيَامَةِفِيظِلِّهِيَوْمَلَاظِلَّإِلَّاظِلُّهُإِمَامٌعَادِلٌوَشَابٌّنَشَأَفِيعِبَادَةِاللَّهِوَرَجُلٌذَكَرَاللَّهَفِيخَلَاءٍفَفَاضَتْعَيْنَاهُوَرَجُلٌقَلْبُهُمُعَلَّقٌفِيالْمَسْجِدِوَرَجُلَانِتَحَابَّافِياللَّهِوَرَجُلٌدَعَتْهُامْرَأَةٌذَاتُمَنْصِبٍوَجَمَالٍإِلَىنَفْسِهَاقَالَإِنِّيأَخَافُاللَّهَوَرَجُلٌتَصَدَّقَبِصَدَقَةٍفَأَخْفَاهَاحَتَّىلَاتَعْلَمَشِمَالُهُمَاصَنَعَتْيَمِينُهُ ))
(صحيح البخاري)
 
Maksudnya:
“Ada tujuh golongan manusia yang akan mendapat naungan Allah pada hari yang tidak ada naungan kecuali naungan-Nya:
1. Pemimpin yang adil.
2. Pemuda yang ber‘ibadah kepada Rabbnya.
3. Lelaki yang hatinya terpaut dengan masjid.
4. Dua orang yang saling mencintai kerana Allah, sehingga mereka tidak bertemu dan tidak juga berpisah kecuali kerana Allah.
5. Lelaki yang diajak (berzina) oleh seorang wanita yang mempunyai kedudukan lagi cantik lalu dia berkata, ‘Aku takut kepada Allah’.
6. Orang yang bersedekah dengan sembunyi-sembunyi, hingga tangan kirinya tidak mengetahui apa yang diinfakkan oleh tangan kanannya.
7. Orang yang berzikir kepada Allah dalam keadaan sendiri hingga kedua matanya basah karena menangis.” (HR Al-Bukhari no. 620 dan Muslim no. 1712)
 
 
 
 
Daripada hadith yang disebutkan di atas saya ingin menerangkan tentang 3 golongan:
1.Pemuda yang ber‘ibadah kepada Rabbnya.
 
Makna yang dimaksudkan di sini,pemuda yang berusaha dalam menaati perintah Allah dalam berjihad dengan hawa nafsu yang sedang membuak pada zaman mudanya ini.
 
Di antara yang perlu diambil berat juga di samping mentaati perintah Allah, iaitu: menundukkan pandangan terhadap yang bukan muhrim.
Allah ta’ala berfirman dalam maksudnya:
“Katakanlah, bagi sekalian yang beriman:agar mereka menjaga pandangannya dan memelihara faraj mereka yang demikian itu lebih suci bagi mereka.Sungguh Allah Maha mengetahui apa yang mereka perbuat”. (an-Nur:30).
 
2. Dua orang yang saling mencintai kerana Allah, sehingga mereka tidak bertemu dan tidak juga berpisah kecuali kerana Allah.
Apakah maksud daripada saling mencintai kerana Allah?
Maksud di antara keterangan hadith: iaitu tidak akan bertambah perasaan kasih sayang kepada sahabat yang lain apabila dia berbuat kebaikan dan tidak akan berkurang ianya apabila dia berbuat kejahatan terhadap diri kita.Kerana tujuan bersahabat itu kerana mencari keredhaan Allah.
 
3. Orang yang berzikir kepada Allah dalam keadaan sendiri hingga kedua matanya basah kerana menangis.
Rasulullah saw bersabda:
 
“Ketika tubuh seorang hamba bergetar kerana takut kepada Allah, berguguranlah dosanya bagaikan dedaunan yang jatuh dari pohonnya.
 
Disebutkan hadith ini di dalam buku : Mukashafatul qulub  karangan imam Al-Ghazali -رحمه الله-.
 
Muhasabah diri:
 
Adakah kita pasti bahawa kita telah digolongkan dari golongan yang tersebut? Pantaskah kita?
Apakah nasib kita di akhirat kelak?
Siapakah diri kita sebenarnya di hadapan Allah?
Benarkah kita bersahabat selama ini kerana Allah?
Pernah kah kita menangisi atas dosa-dosa yang pernah kita lakukan dan atas dasar takut pada Allah sebenar2 takut?
 
Allah berfirman maksudnya:
“Kehidupan akhirat itu lebih baik dan kekal”.(Al-A’ala:17)
 
Oleh dengan itu,mari sahabat-sahabat yang saya cintai kerana Allah kita memikirkan pula nasib kita di akhirat pula. Mari kita tingkatkan ketaqwaan kita dan mendekatkan diri kita kepada keredhaan Allah dan Rasulnya- صلى الله عليه وسلم-.
Dan cuba sedaya upaya untuk menjadi di antara salah satu golongan itu dan istiqomah dengannya..Tanamkan niat dan azam untuk menjadi yang terbaik pada pandangan Allah dan Rasulnya- صلى الله عليه وسلم- dan pasti akan ditunjukkan kita kepada arah itu.
Allah berfirman pada maksudnya:
“Dan bagi orang yang berjihad untuk mencari keredhaan kami,kami akan tunjukkan pada mereka jalan kami”.
(Al-Ankabut: 69)
Akhir sekali,tazkirah ini bertujuan bagi diri saya sendiri dan sahabat-sahabat sekalian agar dapat kita untuk muhasabah diri supaya dapat ditingkatkan lagi amalan bersama.Maaf atas kekurangan yang terdapat di dalamnya.
Dan sama-sama kita memaafkan kesilapan di antara sesama kita dan menghalalkan jika ada yang pernah di antara kita yang berhutang dan tidak diketahui.Semoga Allah menerima amalan-amalan kita pada bulan Ramadhan ini dan mengampuni dosa-dosa kita semua dan menjadikan diri kita semua dekat dengan Allah dan Rasulnya-صلى الله عليه وسلم-.In sya Allah amiin ya rabbal aalamiin..
الله أعلم بالصواب
Ya Allah kami mengharapkan Ramdhan kali ini yang ialah yang terbaik dari yang sebelumnya..
Al-faqiroh ilaAllah,
Safwah.
 
29 Nights of Ramadhan or #29NoR is a Ramadhan initiative by ASSIIUM Research Team with the intention to remind one another towards good and away from evil in this blessed month. Every night, a different contributor has his or her article published. If you have any queries, you can use the “Ask Us Anything” link at the top of the page to contact us.

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بسم الله الرحمن الرحيم

الحمد لله رب العالمين والصلاة والسلام على أشرف رسول الله وعلى آله وصحبه وسلم.

الصلاة السلام عليك يا سيدنا يا رسول الله خذ بأيدينا قلت حيلتنا أدركنا

ربنا افتح بيننا وبين قومنا بالحق وأنت خير الفاتحين.

Assalamualaikum warahmatullahi wabarakatuh..

Alhamdulillah telah diberikan pada kita kesempatan untuk melalui Ramadhan yang suci pada tahun ini dalam ni’mah islam,iman, keamanan,kesihatan yang harus kita syukuri atasnya. In sya Allah dengan ni’mah-ni’mah yang diberikan ini akan membuatkan bersamanya sebagai wasilah untuk meningkatkan keimanan dan ketaqwaan terhadap pencipta kita.

Berapa ramai di antara sahabat, saudara mara dan di antara keturunan kita yang telah kembali pada rahmatullah sedangkan kita diberikan umur yang panjang untuk berjumpa dengan Ramadhan yang pada kali ini. Jadi janganlah kita mempersia-siakan tiap detik dan nafas kita untuk Ramadhan yang kemungkinan akan menjadi yang terakhir buat kita yang dinamakan juga bulan penyucian dosa. Dengan Ramadhan yang tersisa beberapa hari ini, marila kita mengisikan ianya dengan zikruLLah dan selawat atas Rasulullah - صلى الله عليه وسلم agar kita di dalam kalangan yang mendapat syafaat..Allahumma amiin..

Dengan itu, saya ingin untuk berkongsikan sedikit ilmu untuk tazkirah bagi diri ini dan juga pada sahabat2 yang lainnya moga ianya bermanfaat pada kita dan dapat untuk mendekatkan lagi diri kita kepada Allah dan Rasulnya صلى الله عليه وسلم -.

Saya ingin berkongsi satu hadith yang diriwayatkan Imam Bukhari –رحمه الله- tentang 7 golongan yang berada di dalam naungan Allah pada hari akhirat.

 

عَنْأَبِيهُرَيْرَةَعَنِالنَّبِيِّصَلَّىاللَّهمعَلَيْهِوَسَلَّمَقَالَسَبْعَةٌيُظِلُّهُمُاللَّهُيَوْمَالْقِيَامَةِفِيظِلِّهِيَوْمَلَاظِلَّإِلَّاظِلُّهُإِمَامٌعَادِلٌوَشَابٌّنَشَأَفِيعِبَادَةِاللَّهِوَرَجُلٌذَكَرَاللَّهَفِيخَلَاءٍفَفَاضَتْعَيْنَاهُوَرَجُلٌقَلْبُهُمُعَلَّقٌفِيالْمَسْجِدِوَرَجُلَانِتَحَابَّافِياللَّهِوَرَجُلٌدَعَتْهُامْرَأَةٌذَاتُمَنْصِبٍوَجَمَالٍإِلَىنَفْسِهَاقَالَإِنِّيأَخَافُاللَّهَوَرَجُلٌتَصَدَّقَبِصَدَقَةٍفَأَخْفَاهَاحَتَّىلَاتَعْلَمَشِمَالُهُمَاصَنَعَتْيَمِينُهُ ))

(صحيح البخاري)

 

Maksudnya:

“Ada tujuh golongan manusia yang akan mendapat naungan Allah pada hari yang tidak ada naungan kecuali naungan-Nya:

1. Pemimpin yang adil.

2. Pemuda yang ber‘ibadah kepada Rabbnya.

3. Lelaki yang hatinya terpaut dengan masjid.

4. Dua orang yang saling mencintai kerana Allah, sehingga mereka tidak bertemu dan tidak juga berpisah kecuali kerana Allah.

5. Lelaki yang diajak (berzina) oleh seorang wanita yang mempunyai kedudukan lagi cantik lalu dia berkata, ‘Aku takut kepada Allah’.

6. Orang yang bersedekah dengan sembunyi-sembunyi, hingga tangan kirinya tidak mengetahui apa yang diinfakkan oleh tangan kanannya.

7. Orang yang berzikir kepada Allah dalam keadaan sendiri hingga kedua matanya basah karena menangis.”
(HR Al-Bukhari no. 620 dan Muslim no. 1712)

 

 

 

 

Daripada hadith yang disebutkan di atas saya ingin menerangkan tentang 3 golongan:

1.Pemuda yang ber‘ibadah kepada Rabbnya.

 

Makna yang dimaksudkan di sini,pemuda yang berusaha dalam menaati perintah Allah dalam berjihad dengan hawa nafsu yang sedang membuak pada zaman mudanya ini.

 

Di antara yang perlu diambil berat juga di samping mentaati perintah Allah, iaitu: menundukkan pandangan terhadap yang bukan muhrim.

Allah ta’ala berfirman dalam maksudnya:

“Katakanlah, bagi sekalian yang beriman:agar mereka menjaga pandangannya dan memelihara faraj mereka yang demikian itu lebih suci bagi mereka.Sungguh Allah Maha mengetahui apa yang mereka perbuat”. (an-Nur:30).

 

2. Dua orang yang saling mencintai kerana Allah, sehingga mereka tidak bertemu dan tidak juga berpisah kecuali kerana Allah.

Apakah maksud daripada saling mencintai kerana Allah?

Maksud di antara keterangan hadith: iaitu tidak akan bertambah perasaan kasih sayang kepada sahabat yang lain apabila dia berbuat kebaikan dan tidak akan berkurang ianya apabila dia berbuat kejahatan terhadap diri kita.Kerana tujuan bersahabat itu kerana mencari keredhaan Allah.

 

3. Orang yang berzikir kepada Allah dalam keadaan sendiri hingga kedua matanya basah kerana menangis.

Rasulullah saw bersabda:

 

“Ketika tubuh seorang hamba bergetar kerana takut kepada Allah, berguguranlah dosanya bagaikan dedaunan yang jatuh dari pohonnya.

 

Disebutkan hadith ini di dalam buku : Mukashafatul qulub  karangan imam Al-Ghazali -رحمه الله-.

 

Muhasabah diri:

 

Adakah kita pasti bahawa kita telah digolongkan dari golongan yang tersebut? Pantaskah kita?

Apakah nasib kita di akhirat kelak?

Siapakah diri kita sebenarnya di hadapan Allah?

Benarkah kita bersahabat selama ini kerana Allah?

Pernah kah kita menangisi atas dosa-dosa yang pernah kita lakukan dan atas dasar takut pada Allah sebenar2 takut?

 

Allah berfirman maksudnya:

“Kehidupan akhirat itu lebih baik dan kekal”.(Al-A’ala:17)

 

Oleh dengan itu,mari sahabat-sahabat yang saya cintai kerana Allah kita memikirkan pula nasib kita di akhirat pula. Mari kita tingkatkan ketaqwaan kita dan mendekatkan diri kita kepada keredhaan Allah dan Rasulnya- صلى الله عليه وسلم-.

Dan cuba sedaya upaya untuk menjadi di antara salah satu golongan itu dan istiqomah dengannya..Tanamkan niat dan azam untuk menjadi yang terbaik pada pandangan Allah dan Rasulnya- صلى الله عليه وسلم- dan pasti akan ditunjukkan kita kepada arah itu.

Allah berfirman pada maksudnya:

“Dan bagi orang yang berjihad untuk mencari keredhaan kami,kami akan tunjukkan pada mereka jalan kami”.

(Al-Ankabut: 69)

Akhir sekali,tazkirah ini bertujuan bagi diri saya sendiri dan sahabat-sahabat sekalian agar dapat kita untuk muhasabah diri supaya dapat ditingkatkan lagi amalan bersama.Maaf atas kekurangan yang terdapat di dalamnya.

Dan sama-sama kita memaafkan kesilapan di antara sesama kita dan menghalalkan jika ada yang pernah di antara kita yang berhutang dan tidak diketahui.Semoga Allah menerima amalan-amalan kita pada bulan Ramadhan ini dan mengampuni dosa-dosa kita semua dan menjadikan diri kita semua dekat dengan Allah dan Rasulnya-صلى الله عليه وسلم-.In sya Allah amiin ya rabbal aalamiin..

الله أعلم بالصواب

Ya Allah kami mengharapkan Ramdhan kali ini yang ialah yang terbaik dari yang sebelumnya..

Al-faqiroh ilaAllah,

Safwah.

 

29 Nights of Ramadhan or #29NoR is a Ramadhan initiative by ASSIIUM Research Team with the intention to remind one another towards good and away from evil in this blessed month. Every night, a different contributor has his or her article published. If you have any queries, you can use the “Ask Us Anything” link at the top of the page to contact us.

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بسم الله الرحمن الرحيم 
Assalamualaikum! For today’s topic, I will be sharing about DEATH.
Death is a reality that everyone will face. No one has the power to avoid it, nor does anyone around the dying person have the ability to prevent it.
It is something, which happens every moment and is encountered by the old and the young, the rich and the poor, the strong and the weak. They are all the same because there is no plan or means of escaping it, no power, no means of intercession, no way to prevent it, nor to delay it, which shows that indeed it comes from One having tremendous power - so that the human is helpless in this regard and can only submit to it.
Allah s.w.t has said in the Quran;

“Every soul will taste death, and you will only be given your [full] compensation on the Day of Resurrection. So he who is drawn away from the Fire and admitted to Paradise has attained [his desire]. And what is the life of this world except the enjoyment of delusion” (Al-Imran: 185).
 
From this verse, we can derive that death is real and the afterlife is real. The world that we’re currently living in is not forever. Therefore we as Muslims should prepare ourselves for the afterlife. As our beloved prophet Muhammad s.a.w said in the hadith: 
عن أبي يعلى شداد بن أوس رضي الله عنه عن النبي صلى الله عليه وسلم قال‏:‏ ‏ "‏ الكيس من دان نفسه، وعمل لما بعد الموت ، والعاجز من أتبع نفسه هواها، وتمنى على الله الأماني‏"‏ ‏(‏‏(‏رواه الترمذي وقال حديث حسن‏)‏‏)‏‏.‏
Shaddad bin Aus (May Allah be pleased with him) reported: The Prophet (ﷺ) said: "A wise man is the one who calls himself to account (and refrains from doing evil deeds) and does noble deeds to benefit him after death; and the foolish person is the one who subdues himself to his temptations and desires and seeks from Allah the fulfillment of his vain desires". [At-Tirmidhi].
 
It is important for us to always remind ourselves about death and do good deeds that will benefit us in the hereafter. What we aim for in this life is to enter ‘jannah’ a.k.a paradise. And the only way to enter paradise is not only by doing good deeds but also gaining the ‘rahmah’ or mercy from Allah s.w.t and not doing deeds that are forbidden.
And before I end, I would like to share a hadith from our prophet Muhammad s.a.w:
 
عن أبي هريرة رضي الله عنه قال‏:‏ قال رسول الله صلى الله عليه وسلم ‏:‏ ‏ "‏إذا مات ابن آدم انقطع عمله إلا من ثلاث‏:‏ صدقة جارية ،أو علم ينتفع به، أو ولد صالح يدعو له‏"‏ ‏(‏‏(‏رواه مسلم‏)‏‏)‏‏.‏
 
Abu Hurairah (May Allah be pleased with him) reported: The Messenger of Allah (ﷺ) said: "When a man dies, his deeds come to an end except for three things: Sadaqah Jariyah (ceaseless charity); a knowledge which is beneficial, or a virtuous descendant who prays for him (for the deceased)." [Muslim].
 
Nurul Fathin Wafda is a third year student majoring in Fiqh & Usul Fiqh. She has a deep passion for photography and travelling.
29 Nights of Ramadhan or #29NoR is a Ramadhan initiative by ASSIIUM Research Team with the intention to remind one another towards good and away from evil in this blessed month. Every night, a different contributor has his or her article published. If you have any queries, you can use the “Ask Us Anything” link at the top of the page to contact us.
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بسم الله الرحمن الرحيم 

Assalamualaikum! For today’s topic, I will be sharing about DEATH.

Death is a reality that everyone will face. No one has the power to avoid it, nor does anyone around the dying person have the ability to prevent it.

It is something, which happens every moment and is encountered by the old and the young, the rich and the poor, the strong and the weak. They are all the same because there is no plan or means of escaping it, no power, no means of intercession, no way to prevent it, nor to delay it, which shows that indeed it comes from One having tremendous power - so that the human is helpless in this regard and can only submit to it.

Allah s.w.t has said in the Quran;

“Every soul will taste death, and you will only be given your [full] compensation on the Day of Resurrection. So he who is drawn away from the Fire and admitted to Paradise has attained [his desire]. And what is the life of this world except the enjoyment of delusion” (Al-Imran: 185).

 

From this verse, we can derive that death is real and the afterlife is real. The world that we’re currently living in is not forever. Therefore we as Muslims should prepare ourselves for the afterlife. As our beloved prophet Muhammad s.a.w said in the hadith:

عن أبي يعلى شداد بن أوس رضي الله عنه عن النبي صلى الله عليه وسلم قال‏:‏ ‏ "‏ الكيس من دان نفسه، وعمل لما بعد الموت ، والعاجز من أتبع نفسه هواها، وتمنى على الله الأماني‏"‏ ‏(‏‏(‏رواه الترمذي وقال حديث حسن‏)‏‏)‏‏.‏

Shaddad bin Aus (May Allah be pleased with him) reported: The Prophet () said: "A wise man is the one who calls himself to account (and refrains from doing evil deeds) and does noble deeds to benefit him after death; and the foolish person is the one who subdues himself to his temptations and desires and seeks from Allah the fulfillment of his vain desires". [At-Tirmidhi].

 

It is important for us to always remind ourselves about death and do good deeds that will benefit us in the hereafter. What we aim for in this life is to enter ‘jannah’ a.k.a paradise. And the only way to enter paradise is not only by doing good deeds but also gaining the ‘rahmah’ or mercy from Allah s.w.t and not doing deeds that are forbidden.

And before I end, I would like to share a hadith from our prophet Muhammad s.a.w:

 

عن أبي هريرة رضي الله عنه قال‏:‏ قال رسول الله صلى الله عليه وسلم ‏:‏ ‏ "‏إذا مات ابن آدم انقطع عمله إلا من ثلاث‏:‏ صدقة جارية ،أو علم ينتفع به، أو ولد صالح يدعو له‏"‏ ‏(‏‏(‏رواه مسلم‏)‏‏)‏‏.‏

 

Abu Hurairah (May Allah be pleased with him) reported: The Messenger of Allah () said: "When a man dies, his deeds come to an end except for three things: Sadaqah Jariyah (ceaseless charity); a knowledge which is beneficial, or a virtuous descendant who prays for him (for the deceased)." [Muslim].

 

Nurul Fathin Wafda is a third year student majoring in Fiqh & Usul Fiqh. She has a deep passion for photography and travelling.

29 Nights of Ramadhan or #29NoR is a Ramadhan initiative by ASSIIUM Research Team with the intention to remind one another towards good and away from evil in this blessed month. Every night, a different contributor has his or her article published. If you have any queries, you can use the “Ask Us Anything” link at the top of the page to contact us.

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'Heart'felt
Ramadhan is here! And Alhamdulillah, we are all here to witness it. 
I believe, each and every one of us have different bad habits that we aim to overcome this Ramadhan. We just want to be a better Muslim, don’t we? That is in reality the core of all our aims and goals although it might not seem obvious to us when we are setting our goals. 
Like all problems we face in our daily life, we need to find the root cause to it. We can’t just blindly try to solve things because then, nothing will change. You can try to remove all the data in a computer but if you do not know what the real problem is, I doubt the computer can be repaired (or can they? I am no expertise on computer myself but you do get my point, right? Heh)
The root cause to all our habits are, actually, none other than our own heart. 
HUH? WHAT? WHY?

So you see, when our hearts are spoilt, the whole body gets spoilt. We become lazy to do things we should be doing. We can’t be bothered to be a better person. We don’t even want to try. That is how bad we can become if we leave our heart to rot. Seriously.
In fact, Allah swt mentioned in Surah Al-Baqarah Verse 74 (2:74) that a heart can hardened such that it is harder than a rock. Have you tried breaking a rock?

"Then your hearts became hardened after that, being like stones or even harder. For indeed, there are stones from which rivers burst forth, and there are some of them that split open and water comes out, and there are some of them that fall down for fear of Allah . And Allah is not unaware of what you do."
I am guessing the probability is eighty percent, no. Simply because breaking a rock requires a process- a long tedious one. Once we realised how hard our hearts have become, it is time to go through a process or a journey back to Him. 
Just like the battery in our phones. If it is spoilt, no function or application in that phone can be used. You can press the buttons forcing it to be switched on but it will not work. Why? The main problem of it is not solve. Soooo, what do we do, then? 
Simple (but not that easy)! Look deep into our heart and see what has been disturbing the purity of it. Maybe, we lack tawakkal or maybe we stop doing small things that can make our heart healthy spiritual wise! I mean, all this while, we have been observing at our weights or heights. It is definitely (!!!) time to be observant on the state of our hearts. 
Okay so maybe it is hard to do it without any guide or reference, right? 
No worries! This is exactly why in this year’s Ramadhan project that I have been working on together with two Arabs (that I know through the internet), focuses on the heart! We specially made four main topics on it and that is; ‘Heart diagnostic’, ‘Small steps towards a soft heart’, ‘Acts of worship of the heart’ and last but not least, ‘Fill your heart with Tawheed’. These are the introductory notes (one already given above!): 
They look super-duper cute, right? Aw, come on, I know you are intrigued already! You might be interested to follow up on it so do follow the tumblr; ‘light-up-your-life.tumblr.com’. You got nothing to lose, I promise, Insha Allah.
Maybe for a start as well, we may reflect back to whether our hearts feel a tremor due to fear whenever we hear or remember His greatness and His verses (9:2). If not, do know that your heart has started to harden. This is the painful reality. Truth bites but it is definitely better than living in a deception.
May we all benefit from this and may all of our hearts be among the calm hearts that Allah call upon to return to Him in peace. Ameen.
A wayfarer who occasionally gets lost in her journey towards Him.
29 Nights of Ramadhan or #29NoR is a Ramadhan initiative by ASSIIUM Research Team with the intention to remind one another towards good and away from evil in this blessed month. Every night, a different contributor has his or her article published. If you have any queries, you can use the “Ask Us Anything” link at the top of the page to contact us.
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assiiumrt:

'Heart'felt

Ramadhan is here! And Alhamdulillah, we are all here to witness it.

I believe, each and every one of us have different bad habits that we aim to overcome this Ramadhan. We just want to be a better Muslim, don’t we? That is in reality the core of all our aims and goals although it might not seem obvious to us when we are setting our goals.

Like all problems we face in our daily life, we need to find the root cause to it. We can’t just blindly try to solve things because then, nothing will change. You can try to remove all the data in a computer but if you do not know what the real problem is, I doubt the computer can be repaired (or can they? I am no expertise on computer myself but you do get my point, right? Heh)

The root cause to all our habits are, actually, none other than our own heart.

HUH? WHAT? WHY?

So you see, when our hearts are spoilt, the whole body gets spoilt. We become lazy to do things we should be doing. We can’t be bothered to be a better person. We don’t even want to try. That is how bad we can become if we leave our heart to rot. Seriously.

In fact, Allah swt mentioned in Surah Al-Baqarah Verse 74 (2:74) that a heart can hardened such that it is harder than a rock. Have you tried breaking a rock?

"Then your hearts became hardened after that, being like stones or even harder. For indeed, there are stones from which rivers burst forth, and there are some of them that split open and water comes out, and there are some of them that fall down for fear of Allah . And Allah is not unaware of what you do."

I am guessing the probability is eighty percent, no. Simply because breaking a rock requires a process- a long tedious one. Once we realised how hard our hearts have become, it is time to go through a process or a journey back to Him.

Just like the battery in our phones. If it is spoilt, no function or application in that phone can be used. You can press the buttons forcing it to be switched on but it will not work. Why? The main problem of it is not solve. Soooo, what do we do, then?

Simple (but not that easy)! Look deep into our heart and see what has been disturbing the purity of it. Maybe, we lack tawakkal or maybe we stop doing small things that can make our heart healthy spiritual wise! I mean, all this while, we have been observing at our weights or heights. It is definitely (!!!) time to be observant on the state of our hearts.

Okay so maybe it is hard to do it without any guide or reference, right?

No worries! This is exactly why in this year’s Ramadhan project that I have been working on together with two Arabs (that I know through the internet), focuses on the heart! We specially made four main topics on it and that is; ‘Heart diagnostic’, ‘Small steps towards a soft heart’, ‘Acts of worship of the heart’ and last but not least, ‘Fill your heart with Tawheed’. These are the introductory notes (one already given above!): 

They look super-duper cute, right? Aw, come on, I know you are intrigued already! You might be interested to follow up on it so do follow the tumblr; ‘light-up-your-life.tumblr.com’. You got nothing to lose, I promise, Insha Allah.

Maybe for a start as well, we may reflect back to whether our hearts feel a tremor due to fear whenever we hear or remember His greatness and His verses (9:2). If not, do know that your heart has started to harden. This is the painful reality. Truth bites but it is definitely better than living in a deception.

May we all benefit from this and may all of our hearts be among the calm hearts that Allah call upon to return to Him in peace. Ameen.

A wayfarer who occasionally gets lost in her journey towards Him.

29 Nights of Ramadhan or #29NoR is a Ramadhan initiative by ASSIIUM Research Team with the intention to remind one another towards good and away from evil in this blessed month. Every night, a different contributor has his or her article published. If you have any queries, you can use the “Ask Us Anything” link at the top of the page to contact us.

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gardensoftherighteous:

I had to share this. My eyes can’t stop tearing up. Ya Rabb, have Mercy on your slaves, and answer the supplication of every oppressed believer, Ameen

who knows who these kids are or where they’re from? who cares? it shouldn’t matter and it doesn’t matter to me. It’s still super sad and my heart hurts for them and every single oppressed human out there, suffering from the injustice of men with more worldly power. I have trouble watching these things or sharing them on stuff when they’re really bloody and gory, but these people are living it. Can’t imagine. May Allah swt grant them strength and patience and may their oppressors have their nights wrecked with the guilt that they deserve.

gardensoftherighteous:

I had to share this. My eyes can’t stop tearing up. Ya Rabb, have Mercy on your slaves, and answer the supplication of every oppressed believer, Ameen

who knows who these kids are or where they’re from? who cares? it shouldn’t matter and it doesn’t matter to me. It’s still super sad and my heart hurts for them and every single oppressed human out there, suffering from the injustice of men with more worldly power. I have trouble watching these things or sharing them on stuff when they’re really bloody and gory, but these people are living it. Can’t imagine. May Allah swt grant them strength and patience and may their oppressors have their nights wrecked with the guilt that they deserve.

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بسم الله الرحمن الرحيم
 
Assalamualaikum warahmatullahi wabarakaatuh 
Segala puji bagi Allah SWT Tuhan semesta alam, selawat dan salam atas junjungan mulia Nabi Muhammad SAW.
Allah SWT. Berfirman dalam surah Al-baqarah ayat 35,36 dan 37.

And We said, “O Adam, dwell, you and your wife, in Paradise and eat therefrom in [ease and] abundance from wherever you will. But do not approach this tree, lest you be among the wrongdoers.”
Kemudian apa yang terjadi?

But Satan caused them to slip out of it and removed them from that [condition] in which they had been. And We said, “Go down, [all of you], as enemies to one another, and you will have upon the earth a place of settlement and provision for a time.”

Then Adam received from his Lord [some] words, and He accepted his repentance. Indeed, it is He who is the Accepting of repentance, the Merciful.
 
Jadi, apa hikmah disebalik kisah Nabi Adam AS?
Jangan ingkar dengan segala suruhan Allah SWT.
Sentiasa taat akan perintah Allah SWT dan sentiasa meningkatkan keimanan terhadap Allah SWT.
Allah Maha Pengampun atas segala dosa yang pernah dilakukan oleh hambaNya.
Walau bagaimana banyak sekalipun dosa yang dibuat oleh seseorang hamba, Allah SWT sentiasa akan membuka pintu taubat dan akan memberikan kemaafan kepada hambaNya. Ketahuilah bahawa sesungguhnya Allah SWT menerima taubat seseorang hambaNya itu…KECUALI
Sebagaimana yang telah disebut didalam hadis Rasulullah SAW,
إِنَّ اللهَ يَبْسُطُ يَدَهُ بِاللَّيْلِ لِيَتُوْبَ مُسِيْءُ النَّهَارِ وَيَبْسُطُ يَدَهُ فِيْ النَّهَارِ لِيَتُوْبَ مُسِيْءُ اللَّيْلِ حَتَّى تَطْلُعَ الشَّمْسُ مِنْ مَغْرِبِهَا
“Sesungguhnya Allah membentangkan tangan-Nya pada malam hari agar bertaubat orang yang berbuat jahat di siang hari dan Dia membentangkan tangan-Nya pada siang hari agar bertaubat orang yang berbuat jahat di malam  hari, sehingga matahari terbit dari barat (Kiamat).” (HR. Muslim).
إِنَّ اللهَ يَقْبَلُ تَوْبَةَ العَبْدِ مَالَمْ يُغَرْغِرْ
“Sesungguhnya Allah menerima taubat seseorang hamba, selama nyawanya belum sampai di kerongkongan.” (HR. At-Tirmidzi, dan ia menghasankannya).
Mungkin perkataan taubat itu mudah disebut tetapi amat sukar untuk dipraktikkan dalam diri kita. Setiap kali apabila kita sebagai hamba Allah terkenang akan dosa yang pernah kita lakukan, maka bacalah “astaghfirullahal a’zim” dan terus berzikir dan berdoa agar Allah sentiasa mendengar rintihan hati yang sentiasa ingin bertaubat. Selain daripada membaca kalimah “ astaghfirullah” kita juga boleh menunaikan solat sunnat taubat dan meminta ampunan daripada Allah SWT. Dan apabila kita bertaubat, bertaubatlah dengan taubat nasuhah. 
Syarat-syarat taubat nasuhah ialah:
niat yang ikhlas
tidak akan mengulangi dosa yang telah dilakukan.
menyesal atas segala dosa yang telah dilakukan.
 
Jadi, di bulan Ramadhan yang amat mulia, kita sebagai hamba Allah, banyakkanlah bertaubat dan banyakkanlah beristighfar kepada Allah SWT agar Allah meneriama taubat kita, In sha Allah  dan semoga kita sempat bertaubat kepada Allah SWT sebelum ajal datang memanggil kita.
29 Nights of Ramadhan or #29NoR is a Ramadhan initiative by ASSIIUM Research Team with the intention to remind one another towards good and away from evil in this blessed month. Every night, a different contributor has his or her article published. If you have any queries, you can use the “Ask Us Anything” link at the top of the page to contact us.
1 Ramadhan / 2 Ramadhan / 3 Ramadhan / 4 Ramadhan / 5 Ramadhan / 6 Ramadhan / 7 Ramadhan / 8 Ramadhan / 9 Ramadhan / 10 Ramadhan / 11 Ramadhan / 12 Ramadhan / 13 Ramadhan

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بسم الله الرحمن الرحيم

 

Assalamualaikum warahmatullahi wabarakaatuh

Segala puji bagi Allah SWT Tuhan semesta alam, selawat dan salam atas junjungan mulia Nabi Muhammad SAW.

Allah SWT. Berfirman dalam surah Al-baqarah ayat 35,36 dan 37.


And We said, “O Adam, dwell, you and your wife, in Paradise and eat therefrom in [ease and] abundance from wherever you will. But do not approach this tree, lest you be among the wrongdoers.”

Kemudian apa yang terjadi?

But Satan caused them to slip out of it and removed them from that [condition] in which they had been. And We said, “Go down, [all of you], as enemies to one another, and you will have upon the earth a place of settlement and provision for a time.”

Then Adam received from his Lord [some] words, and He accepted his repentance. Indeed, it is He who is the Accepting of repentance, the Merciful.

 

Jadi, apa hikmah disebalik kisah Nabi Adam AS?

Jangan ingkar dengan segala suruhan Allah SWT.

Sentiasa taat akan perintah Allah SWT dan sentiasa meningkatkan keimanan terhadap Allah SWT.

Allah Maha Pengampun atas segala dosa yang pernah dilakukan oleh hambaNya.

Walau bagaimana banyak sekalipun dosa yang dibuat oleh seseorang hamba, Allah SWT sentiasa akan membuka pintu taubat dan akan memberikan kemaafan kepada hambaNya. Ketahuilah bahawa sesungguhnya Allah SWT menerima taubat seseorang hambaNya itu…KECUALI

Sebagaimana yang telah disebut didalam hadis Rasulullah SAW,

إِنَّ اللهَ يَبْسُطُ يَدَهُ بِاللَّيْلِ لِيَتُوْبَ مُسِيْءُ النَّهَارِ وَيَبْسُطُ يَدَهُ فِيْ النَّهَارِ لِيَتُوْبَ مُسِيْءُ اللَّيْلِ حَتَّى تَطْلُعَ الشَّمْسُ مِنْ مَغْرِبِهَا

“Sesungguhnya Allah membentangkan tangan-Nya pada malam hari agar bertaubat orang yang berbuat jahat di siang hari dan Dia membentangkan tangan-Nya pada siang hari agar bertaubat orang yang berbuat jahat di malam  hari, sehingga matahari terbit dari barat (Kiamat).” (HR. Muslim).

إِنَّ اللهَ يَقْبَلُ تَوْبَةَ العَبْدِ مَالَمْ يُغَرْغِرْ

Sesungguhnya Allah menerima taubat seseorang hamba, selama nyawanya belum sampai di kerongkongan.” (HR. At-Tirmidzi, dan ia menghasankannya).

Mungkin perkataan taubat itu mudah disebut tetapi amat sukar untuk dipraktikkan dalam diri kita. Setiap kali apabila kita sebagai hamba Allah terkenang akan dosa yang pernah kita lakukan, maka bacalah “astaghfirullahal a’zim” dan terus berzikir dan berdoa agar Allah sentiasa mendengar rintihan hati yang sentiasa ingin bertaubat. Selain daripada membaca kalimah “ astaghfirullah” kita juga boleh menunaikan solat sunnat taubat dan meminta ampunan daripada Allah SWT. Dan apabila kita bertaubat, bertaubatlah dengan taubat nasuhah.

Syarat-syarat taubat nasuhah ialah:

niat yang ikhlas

tidak akan mengulangi dosa yang telah dilakukan.

menyesal atas segala dosa yang telah dilakukan.

 

Jadi, di bulan Ramadhan yang amat mulia, kita sebagai hamba Allah, banyakkanlah bertaubat dan banyakkanlah beristighfar kepada Allah SWT agar Allah meneriama taubat kita, In sha Allah  dan semoga kita sempat bertaubat kepada Allah SWT sebelum ajal datang memanggil kita.

29 Nights of Ramadhan or #29NoR is a Ramadhan initiative by ASSIIUM Research Team with the intention to remind one another towards good and away from evil in this blessed month. Every night, a different contributor has his or her article published. If you have any queries, you can use the “Ask Us Anything” link at the top of the page to contact us.

1 Ramadhan 2 Ramadhan / 3 Ramadhan / 4 Ramadhan / 5 Ramadhan / 6 Ramadhan / 7 Ramadhan / 8 Ramadhan / 9 Ramadhan / 10 Ramadhan / 11 Ramadhan / 12 Ramadhan / 13 Ramadhan

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 بسم الله الرحمن الرحيم.
 
 
Butterfly Effect
 
As individuals, we’d like to think that we have complete control of our freedom; pure autonomy in our choices. But I would like to think that more important than freedom, choices are the elements which define our lives. The choices that we think is insignificant - such as watching the television, eating, taking a shower, or simply taking a walk - could very well have a considerable impact to the future. Just as how a butterfly flapping its wings in the Indian ocean - through a series of complex interactions - could lead to the formation of a hurricane in the Atlantic ocean in the distant future.
 
Now imagine this scenario. You live in a 2nd-story apartment. There are two choices in-front of you; an elevator & the flight of stairs. Which would you choose? Seems like an insignificant choice for one to make, and rightfully it should be. You chose the elevator, and ultimately reached home. End of story. Or is it? Your choice of taking the elevator could very well have a significant impact in the bearings for the future. When you pressed the button for the elevator, someone living in the 7th story was waiting for the lift. And because you pressed the button, he was exactly 2 minutes late for work. Since he realized that he was late for work, his accelerated walk quickly transited into a jog a minute after he exited the elevator. The additional force mitigated through his legs caused a harmless dry leaf - which was in his path - to be flown up & further guided by the strong gust of wind present that very second. The dry leaf was airborne for a long time. That dry leaf landed on a small puddle of water on a walking pavement 23.7 km away from its original position. The dry leaf became wet. A loving husband slipped and fell whilst walking on the pavement that he walks on everyday to pick-up his daughter from school; caused by that single leaf. He falls awkwardly and with great force, causing an intracranial hemorrhage, impairing his visual systems. The last visual image that he will ever see was that on the pathway, since he can see no more. Just because you pressed the elevator button to reach home. If you could, would you choose to take the stairs?What if we are living in multiple parallel universes? In which the choices that we make everyday results in the eradication of possible futures which could take place since we didn’t choose them. If you had taken the stairs at the beginning, the guy living on the 7th-story wouldn’t speed up his journey through jogging, since he’s on time for work. The lack of additional force through running wouldn’t cause the dry to be lifted off the ground and guided by that gust of strong wind. And that loving father would resume his normal course of picking up his daughter from school. And hypothetically, if you chose to take the stairs instead, the injury sustained by the loving father would not be reality, only a vague possibility. The reality is that you chose to take the flight of stairs to reach home. The other possibility would remain as it is, only a possibility. And the future bearings chronologically associated with the possibility of you taking the elevator is forever eradicated, since you’ve chosen to take the stairs, which ultimately becomes the reality.In conclusion, we are all presented with the freedom & opportunity to choose. That is why we have to make the right choice. That is why we have to uphold and inculcate the virtue of ihsan in everything that we do, with the hopes of gaining the ultimate blessing from Allah SWT. Let’s infuse the concept of Ihsan into our daily actions, no matter how insignificant it seems knowing that Allah is constantly watching over us all. Let’s start on this beautiful month of Ramadhan.
 29 Nights of Ramadhan or #29NoR is a Ramadhan initiative by ASSIIUM Research Team with the intention to remind one another towards good and away from evil in this blessed month. Every night, a different contributor has his or her article published. If you have any queries, you can use the “Ask Us Anything” link at the top of the page to contact us.
1 Ramadhan / 2 Ramadhan / 3 Ramadhan / 4 Ramadhan / 5 Ramadhan / 6 Ramadhan / 7 Ramadhan / 8 Ramadhan / 9 Ramadhan / 10 Ramadhan / 11 Ramadhan / 12 Ramadhan / 13 Ramadhan

assiiumrt:

 بسم الله الرحمن الرحيم.

 

 

Butterfly Effect

 

As individuals, we’d like to think that we have complete control of our freedom; pure autonomy in our choices. But I would like to think that more important than freedom, choices are the elements which define our lives. The choices that we think is insignificant - such as watching the television, eating, taking a shower, or simply taking a walk - could very well have a considerable impact to the future. Just as how a butterfly flapping its wings in the Indian ocean - through a series of complex interactions - could lead to the formation of a hurricane in the Atlantic ocean in the distant future.

 

Now imagine this scenario. You live in a 2nd-story apartment. There are two choices in-front of you; an elevator & the flight of stairs. Which would you choose? Seems like an insignificant choice for one to make, and rightfully it should be. You chose the elevator, and ultimately reached home. End of story. Or is it? Your choice of taking the elevator could very well have a significant impact in the bearings for the future. When you pressed the button for the elevator, someone living in the 7th story was waiting for the lift. And because you pressed the button, he was exactly 2 minutes late for work. Since he realized that he was late for work, his accelerated walk quickly transited into a jog a minute after he exited the elevator. The additional force mitigated through his legs caused a harmless dry leaf - which was in his path - to be flown up & further guided by the strong gust of wind present that very second. The dry leaf was airborne for a long time. That dry leaf landed on a small puddle of water on a walking pavement 23.7 km away from its original position. The dry leaf became wet. A loving husband slipped and fell whilst walking on the pavement that he walks on everyday to pick-up his daughter from school; caused by that single leaf. He falls awkwardly and with great force, causing an intracranial hemorrhage, impairing his visual systems. The last visual image that he will ever see was that on the pathway, since he can see no more. Just because you pressed the elevator button to reach home. If you could, would you choose to take the stairs?

What if we are living in multiple parallel universes? In which the choices that we make everyday results in the eradication of possible futures which could take place since we didn’t choose them. If you had taken the stairs at the beginning, the guy living on the 7th-story wouldn’t speed up his journey through jogging, since he’s on time for work. The lack of additional force through running wouldn’t cause the dry to be lifted off the ground and guided by that gust of strong wind. And that loving father would resume his normal course of picking up his daughter from school. And hypothetically, if you chose to take the stairs instead, the injury sustained by the loving father would not be reality, only a vague possibility. The reality is that you chose to take the flight of stairs to reach home. The other possibility would remain as it is, only a possibility. And the future bearings chronologically associated with the possibility of you taking the elevator is forever eradicated, since you’ve chosen to take the stairs, which ultimately becomes the reality.

In conclusion, we are all presented with the freedom & opportunity to choose. That is why we have to make the right choice.
That is why we have to uphold and inculcate the virtue of ihsan in everything that we do, with the hopes of gaining the ultimate blessing from Allah SWT. Let’s infuse the concept of Ihsan into our daily actions, no matter how insignificant it seems knowing that Allah is constantly watching over us all. Let’s start on this beautiful month of Ramadhan.

 29 Nights of Ramadhan or #29NoR is a Ramadhan initiative by ASSIIUM Research Team with the intention to remind one another towards good and away from evil in this blessed month. Every night, a different contributor has his or her article published. If you have any queries, you can use the “Ask Us Anything” link at the top of the page to contact us.

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assiiumrt:

In the name of Allah, the most gracious, most merciful
All praises be to Allah swt, lord of the universe. Peace and blessings be to our beloved Prophet Muhammad saw, his family and his fellowship of companions. 
 
Assalaamu’alaikum dear ASSIIUMers!
 
Alhamdulillah for the opportunity granted by Allah swt to live and breathe in this world, to still be given the chance to do good to each other, to fulfill our duties and responsibilities as His servants and to ultimately gain His pleasure and reward in this world and the hereafter.
 
Alhamdulillah by the grace of Allah swt we have indeed already reached the 12th night in the holy and blessed month of Ramadhan, and in shaa Allah tonight I have been given the opportunity to deliver a tazkirah to all of you, and really what is a tazkirah if not a short reminder on things or matters (however small they are) that we tend to overlook and take for granted in our lives, for we humans are indeed forgetful beings that require constant remembrance and reminder from each other. 
So what is it that I am going to share tonight?  Well, allow me to indulge myself by giving you a riddle to ponder upon… So riddle me this!!
 
“ I am rarely touched, but most often held,
If you have wit, you’ll use me well,
Of what do I refer to?”  
          
Figured it out already? If you did, then bravo and mabruk to you! And if you didn’t, then I’m afraid you cannot proceed further beyond this point  :(  heh just kidding. Anyway, what I am very much referring to is none other than the… tongue! Yes, the tongue! 
 
It is indeed undeniable that the tongue is one of the most important organs in our body. Scientifically it is considered as the primary organ responsible for our ability to taste. The extent of how sweet, bitter, salty, sour or spicy a food is, for example, is determined by the taste buds found in our tongue. Without the tongue, our ability to communicate verbally and effectively will alas be gone too. Such is the importance of our tongue. However, it is not the physical aspect of the tongue that I want to touch about tonight, but rather it is the other aspect of the tongue that is equally, if not significantly more, important; our speech or words.
 
It certainly goes without saying that our ability to speak or our speech is an absolute blessing from Allah swt. It is bestowed only to mankind and thus differentiates us from the animals that Allah swt has created. As such, it is important and imperative for us to always exercise caution and wisdom in using our speech in our everyday life, for ultimately we will be held accountable for the words that leave our mouth be it for a good purpose or a bad one. Allah swt has promised in the holy Qur’an that each one of us would surely be asked or held responsible on the Day of Judgment for all the blessings that have been granted to us.
 
Then, on that Day, you shall be asked about the blessings (you were given in this world)! (At-Takathur 102:8)
 
So be careful my fellow friends! It is up to us to always ensure that the nikmah of speech is always used to seek Allah’s approval and to also help our brothers and sisters in Islam and not cause hurt or suffering wa na’uzubillahi min dzaalik.
How do we fully utilize our speech then? There are really many ways we can do this. Among them, for example, is to always preach or invite people to goodness as well as to discourage people from committing immoralities. This can be as simple as inviting your friends to perform their daily prayers early and on time, to recite and understand the Qur’an together, to remind him of any pending assignment and thus to not procrastinate it (hmmmm) and many more. Similarly, it is up to us to always offer our advices to someone who is in the midst of committing any wrong deeds and to also offer words of comfort to those who are befallen with grief and hardships. Indeed, you’ll never know how much a simple compliment or kind words can make someone’s day, and when you managed to ease an affair of one of your brothers or sisters in Islam, Allah will surely ease your affairs in return in shaa Allah.
 
And who is better in speech than he who [says: “My Lord is Allâh (believes in His Oneness),” and then stands straight (acts upon His Order), and invites (men) to Allâh’s (Islâmic Monotheism), and does righteous deeds, and says: “I am one of the Muslims.” (Fussilat 41:33)
 
Apart from that, it is also important for us to bear in mind that as much our speech is able to positively touch and influence the people around us, it can also be used to invoke hatred, to vilify other people and to cause unnecessary sedition and rift between people. Hateful words or speeches that aim to humiliate a particular person are surely something that we must prevent ourselves from ever performing. We should never comment excessively or make too much fun of anyone, even our best friend, as this may sometimes lead to conflict and misunderstanding. Yes, sometimes it may just be a mere joke to you, but to the person on the receiving end of the joke, the case may be different altogether. As such, always be mindful of what you say or joke about to the people around you and always take time to reflect on the words that we muttered to them. This is equally so for the case of our beloved parents. Indeed, their hearts are more sensitive and may easily get hurt even if we perceive our words used to be simple and non-insulting.
 
Talking behind a person’s back, or back-biting, is also one form of speech that should be abandoned fully. Carrying stories that may not be true regarding a person and spreading them like wildfire will not only destroy an innocent’s reputation, but will indeed also incur the wrath of Allah swt wa na’uzubillahi min dzaalik.

O you who have believed, avoid much [negative] assumption. Indeed, some assumption is sin. And do not spy or backbite each other. Would one of you like to eat the flesh of his brother when dead? You would detest it. And fear Allah ; indeed, Allah is Accepting of repentance and Merciful. (Al-Hujurat 49;12)
 
Such is the extent of the severity of gossiping or backbiting a fellow Muslim that is considered equivalent to eating the meat of the person you are gossiping about! Moreover, in this technologically advanced era we are living in, gossiping through social media platforms such as Whatsapp or messenger is indeed common among us today. As such, we should always abstain ourselves from committing such acts. Nonetheless, this is a reminder to my very self before others. My sincerest apologiesfor any shortcomings from this tazkirah on my part. 
 
May Allah swt grant us all endurance and steadfastness in performing the best of deeds for this holy month of Ramadhan and may He accept all of our good deeds and place us in the highest of position among the believers in shaa Allah. Lastly let us always extend our prayers for our fellow brothers and sisters who are facing much tribulations and tests from Allah swt in all corners of the world. May we all be granted falaah by Himin this world and the hereafter.  Amiin yaa rabbal aalamiin.
 
Wassalaam.
 
 
Abdul Hadi is a soon-to-be second year student in IIUM at the service of the awesome fellow ASSIIUMers. Don’t be shy to approach him if you ever need any help and he’ll try to help to the best of his ability in shaa Allah
29 Nights of Ramadhan or #29NoR is a Ramadhan initiative by ASSIIUM Research Team with the intention to remind one another towards good and away from evil in this blessed month. Every night, a different contributor has his or her article published. If you have any queries, you can use the “Ask Us Anything” link at the top of the page to contact us.
1 Ramadhan / 2 Ramadhan / 3 Ramadhan / 4 Ramadhan / 5 Ramadhan / 6 Ramadhan / 7 Ramadhan / 8 Ramadhan / 9 Ramadhan / 10 Ramadhan / 11 Ramadhan / 12 Ramadhan

assiiumrt:

In the name of Allah, the most gracious, most merciful

All praises be to Allah swt, lord of the universe. Peace and blessings be to our beloved Prophet Muhammad saw, his family and his fellowship of companions.

 

Assalaamu’alaikum dear ASSIIUMers!

 

Alhamdulillah for the opportunity granted by Allah swt to live and breathe in this world, to still be given the chance to do good to each other, to fulfill our duties and responsibilities as His servants and to ultimately gain His pleasure and reward in this world and the hereafter.

 

Alhamdulillah by the grace of Allah swt we have indeed already reached the 12th night in the holy and blessed month of Ramadhan, and in shaa Allah tonight I have been given the opportunity to deliver a tazkirah to all of you, and really what is a tazkirah if not a short reminder on things or matters (however small they are) that we tend to overlook and take for granted in our lives, for we humans are indeed forgetful beings that require constant remembrance and reminder from each other.

So what is it that I am going to share tonight?  Well, allow me to indulge myself by giving you a riddle to ponder upon… So riddle me this!!

 

“ I am rarely touched, but most often held,

If you have wit, you’ll use me well,

Of what do I refer to?” 

          

Figured it out already? If you did, then bravo and mabruk to you! And if you didn’t, then I’m afraid you cannot proceed further beyond this point  :(  heh just kidding. Anyway, what I am very much referring to is none other than the… tongue! Yes, the tongue!

 

It is indeed undeniable that the tongue is one of the most important organs in our body. Scientifically it is considered as the primary organ responsible for our ability to taste. The extent of how sweet, bitter, salty, sour or spicy a food is, for example, is determined by the taste buds found in our tongue. Without the tongue, our ability to communicate verbally and effectively will alas be gone too. Such is the importance of our tongue. However, it is not the physical aspect of the tongue that I want to touch about tonight, but rather it is the other aspect of the tongue that is equally, if not significantly more, important; our speech or words.

 

It certainly goes without saying that our ability to speak or our speech is an absolute blessing from Allah swt. It is bestowed only to mankind and thus differentiates us from the animals that Allah swt has created. As such, it is important and imperative for us to always exercise caution and wisdom in using our speech in our everyday life, for ultimately we will be held accountable for the words that leave our mouth be it for a good purpose or a bad one. Allah swt has promised in the holy Qur’an that each one of us would surely be asked or held responsible on the Day of Judgment for all the blessings that have been granted to us.

 

Then, on that Day, you shall be asked about the blessings (you were given in this world)! (At-Takathur 102:8)

 

So be careful my fellow friends! It is up to us to always ensure that the nikmah of speech is always used to seek Allah’s approval and to also help our brothers and sisters in Islam and not cause hurt or suffering wa na’uzubillahi min dzaalik.

How do we fully utilize our speech then? There are really many ways we can do this. Among them, for example, is to always preach or invite people to goodness as well as to discourage people from committing immoralities. This can be as simple as inviting your friends to perform their daily prayers early and on time, to recite and understand the Qur’an together, to remind him of any pending assignment and thus to not procrastinate it (hmmmm) and many more. Similarly, it is up to us to always offer our advices to someone who is in the midst of committing any wrong deeds and to also offer words of comfort to those who are befallen with grief and hardships. Indeed, you’ll never know how much a simple compliment or kind words can make someone’s day, and when you managed to ease an affair of one of your brothers or sisters in Islam, Allah will surely ease your affairs in return in shaa Allah.

 

And who is better in speech than he who [says: “My Lord is Allâh (believes in His Oneness),” and then stands straight (acts upon His Order), and invites (men) to Allâh’s (Islâmic Monotheism), and does righteous deeds, and says: “I am one of the Muslims.” (Fussilat 41:33)

 

Apart from that, it is also important for us to bear in mind that as much our speech is able to positively touch and influence the people around us, it can also be used to invoke hatred, to vilify other people and to cause unnecessary sedition and rift between people. Hateful words or speeches that aim to humiliate a particular person are surely something that we must prevent ourselves from ever performing. We should never comment excessively or make too much fun of anyone, even our best friend, as this may sometimes lead to conflict and misunderstanding. Yes, sometimes it may just be a mere joke to you, but to the person on the receiving end of the joke, the case may be different altogether. As such, always be mindful of what you say or joke about to the people around you and always take time to reflect on the words that we muttered to them. This is equally so for the case of our beloved parents. Indeed, their hearts are more sensitive and may easily get hurt even if we perceive our words used to be simple and non-insulting.

 

Talking behind a person’s back, or back-biting, is also one form of speech that should be abandoned fully. Carrying stories that may not be true regarding a person and spreading them like wildfire will not only destroy an innocent’s reputation, but will indeed also incur the wrath of Allah swt wa na’uzubillahi min dzaalik.

O you who have believed, avoid much [negative] assumption. Indeed, some assumption is sin. And do not spy or backbite each other. Would one of you like to eat the flesh of his brother when dead? You would detest it. And fear Allah ; indeed, Allah is Accepting of repentance and Merciful. (Al-Hujurat 49;12)

 

Such is the extent of the severity of gossiping or backbiting a fellow Muslim that is considered equivalent to eating the meat of the person you are gossiping about! Moreover, in this technologically advanced era we are living in, gossiping through social media platforms such as Whatsapp or messenger is indeed common among us today. As such, we should always abstain ourselves from committing such acts. Nonetheless, this is a reminder to my very self before others. My sincerest apologiesfor any shortcomings from this tazkirah on my part.

 

May Allah swt grant us all endurance and steadfastness in performing the best of deeds for this holy month of Ramadhan and may He accept all of our good deeds and place us in the highest of position among the believers in shaa Allah. Lastly let us always extend our prayers for our fellow brothers and sisters who are facing much tribulations and tests from Allah swt in all corners of the world. May we all be granted falaah by Himin this world and the hereafter.  Amiin yaa rabbal aalamiin.

 

Wassalaam.

 

 

Abdul Hadi is a soon-to-be second year student in IIUM at the service of the awesome fellow ASSIIUMers. Don’t be shy to approach him if you ever need any help and he’ll try to help to the best of his ability in shaa Allah

29 Nights of Ramadhan or #29NoR is a Ramadhan initiative by ASSIIUM Research Team with the intention to remind one another towards good and away from evil in this blessed month. Every night, a different contributor has his or her article published. If you have any queries, you can use the “Ask Us Anything” link at the top of the page to contact us.

1 Ramadhan 2 Ramadhan / 3 Ramadhan / 4 Ramadhan / 5 Ramadhan / 6 Ramadhan / 7 Ramadhan / 8 Ramadhan / 9 Ramadhan / 10 Ramadhan / 11 Ramadhan / 12 Ramadhan

07
10
assiiumrt:

Being Grateful
 
Assalamualakum and Ramadhan Mubarak to everyone! There are lots of things that can be shared in this beautiful month. However, especially today, I would like to remind myself and everyone else, something that we tend to overlook within ourselves and that is to become a muslim who is always grateful.
In the fast paced life that we have today, we are continuously chasing. Chasing what you’re asking? Chasing the best, striving for perfection and wanting to be on top of the others at every single thing that we do. Now, I am not saying that it’s wrong to want the best for ourselves but we always have to pause for a moment and thank Allah for all that we already have. 
Alhamdullilah! Thank you Allah! Few words that portray a lot about a person and a few words that everyone has to say all the time because at every given moment, there is always something to be thankful to Allah about. To those who are always grateful, Allah blesses them with more.
 So when exactly, do we have to be grateful? All the time for example, when life becomes so difficult and you feel like giving up, and whenever you feel like asking Allah, why me? Why is it me that you put through these harsh tests? Even at this moment, you have to be grateful and thank Allah for putting you through that ordeal because Allah tests those He loves.
When life is easy and everything is going well, you have to say Alhamdullilah, because you are in state of peace that other people might not get.  
In addition to all these, being grateful are not only done by saying that you’re thankful but you always have to show it. How? By praying to Allah even when you’re happy, by acknowledging that there are always others who have far less than you do and by smiling and working hard to improve your state when Allah put you through tests. 
It’s not a lost to be grateful; it’s a gain because Allah has promised in the Quran from Surah Ibrahim verse 7 which states,
وَإِذْ تَأَذَّنَ رَبُّكُمْ لَئِن شَكَرْتُمْ لَأَزِيدَنَّكُمْ ۖ وَلَئِن كَفَرْتُمْ إِنَّ عَذَابِي لَشَدِيدٌ 
And [remember] when your Lord proclaimed, ‘If you are grateful, I will surely increase you [in favor]; but if you deny, indeed, My punishment is severe.
Clearly in the mentioned verse, Allah promised, reward for those who are grateful and if you ‘forget’ to be grateful, Allah promised harsh punishment and I am sure no one wants that for himself. 
Others gains of being grateful is it makes you a more humble servant because you realize that it is Allah that has given you everything that you have and without Allah, you will not be able to have what you have now. 
My oh my! What a long reminder isn’t it? Before I end, I have one last thing to remind myself and everyone else and that is, its Ramadhan and rewards are given extra, so let’s increase our acts as worshippers and be among people who are grateful simply because Allah has chosen us to be in this religion, the only religion that He accepts. May Allah make us among those that He is pleased with and may the extra religious practices that we perform this Ramadhan, continues on after Ramadhan insyaAllah.
Thank you for reading this piece and take care!
29 Nights of Ramadhan or #29NoR is a Ramadhan initiative by ASSIIUM Research Team with the intention to remind one another towards good and away from evil in this blessed month. Every night, a different contributor has his or her article published. If you have any queries, you can use the “Ask Us Anything” link at the top of the page to contact us.
1 Ramadhan / 2 Ramadhan / 3 Ramadhan / 4 Ramadhan / 5 Ramadhan / 6 Ramadhan / 7 Ramadhan / 8 Ramadhan / 9 Ramadhan / 10 Ramadhan / 11 Ramadhan

assiiumrt:

Being Grateful

 

Assalamualakum and Ramadhan Mubarak to everyone! There are lots of things that can be shared in this beautiful month. However, especially today, I would like to remind myself and everyone else, something that we tend to overlook within ourselves and that is to become a muslim who is always grateful.

In the fast paced life that we have today, we are continuously chasing. Chasing what you’re asking? Chasing the best, striving for perfection and wanting to be on top of the others at every single thing that we do. Now, I am not saying that it’s wrong to want the best for ourselves but we always have to pause for a moment and thank Allah for all that we already have.

Alhamdullilah! Thank you Allah! Few words that portray a lot about a person and a few words that everyone has to say all the time because at every given moment, there is always something to be thankful to Allah about. To those who are always grateful, Allah blesses them with more.

 So when exactly, do we have to be grateful? All the time for example, when life becomes so difficult and you feel like giving up, and whenever you feel like asking Allah, why me? Why is it me that you put through these harsh tests? Even at this moment, you have to be grateful and thank Allah for putting you through that ordeal because Allah tests those He loves.

When life is easy and everything is going well, you have to say Alhamdullilah, because you are in state of peace that other people might not get. 

In addition to all these, being grateful are not only done by saying that you’re thankful but you always have to show it. How? By praying to Allah even when you’re happy, by acknowledging that there are always others who have far less than you do and by smiling and working hard to improve your state when Allah put you through tests.

It’s not a lost to be grateful; it’s a gain because Allah has promised in the Quran from Surah Ibrahim verse 7 which states,

وَإِذْ تَأَذَّنَ رَبُّكُمْ لَئِن شَكَرْتُمْ لَأَزِيدَنَّكُمْ ۖ وَلَئِن كَفَرْتُمْ إِنَّ عَذَابِي لَشَدِيدٌ

And [remember] when your Lord proclaimed, ‘If you are grateful, I will surely increase you [in favor]; but if you deny, indeed, My punishment is severe.

Clearly in the mentioned verse, Allah promised, reward for those who are grateful and if you ‘forget’ to be grateful, Allah promised harsh punishment and I am sure no one wants that for himself.

Others gains of being grateful is it makes you a more humble servant because you realize that it is Allah that has given you everything that you have and without Allah, you will not be able to have what you have now.

My oh my! What a long reminder isn’t it? Before I end, I have one last thing to remind myself and everyone else and that is, its Ramadhan and rewards are given extra, so let’s increase our acts as worshippers and be among people who are grateful simply because Allah has chosen us to be in this religion, the only religion that He accepts. May Allah make us among those that He is pleased with and may the extra religious practices that we perform this Ramadhan, continues on after Ramadhan insyaAllah.

Thank you for reading this piece and take care!

29 Nights of Ramadhan or #29NoR is a Ramadhan initiative by ASSIIUM Research Team with the intention to remind one another towards good and away from evil in this blessed month. Every night, a different contributor has his or her article published. If you have any queries, you can use the “Ask Us Anything” link at the top of the page to contact us.

1 Ramadhan 2 Ramadhan / 3 Ramadhan / 4 Ramadhan / 5 Ramadhan / 6 Ramadhan / 7 Ramadhan / 8 Ramadhan / 9 Ramadhan / 10 Ramadhan / 11 Ramadhan