Get Ready For His Test!

Allah will inevitably test His believing servants according to their level of faith, as it recorded in the authentic Hadits: " The people most severely tested are The Prophets, then the righteous, then the next best and next best. A man will be tested in accordance with the degree of his religious commitment, the stronger his religious commitment, the stronger his test. " Allah, may He be glorified and exalted, knows what has happened in the past and what is yet to come, and He knows how that which will not happen would have happened if it were to happen. Subhanallah, Alhamdulillah, Allahhu Akbar!

In the Bee and its Honey there is Blessing and a Lesson

Thursday, April 7, 2011

What is meant by inspiration here is guidance. The bee is guided to make its home in the mountains, in trees and in structures erected by man. The bee's home is a solid structure, with its hexagonal shapes and interlocking forms there is no looseness in its combs. Then Allah decrees that the bee will have permission to eat from all fruits and to follow the ways which Allah has made easy for it, wherever it wants to go in the vast spaces of the wilderness, valleys and high mountains. Then each bee comes back to its hive without swerving to the right or left, it comes straight back to its home where its offspring and honey are. It makes wax from its wings, and regurgitates honey from its mouth, and lays eggs from its rear, then the next morning it goes out to the fields again.

[فَاسْلُكِى سُبُلَ رَبِّكِ ذُلُلاً]

(and follow the routes of your Lord made easy (for you)) Qatadah and `Abdur-Rahman bin Zayd bin Aslam said: "This means, in an obedient way'', understanding it to be a description of the route of migration. IbnZayd said that this is like the Ayah:

[وَذَلَّلْنَـهَا لَهُمْ فَمِنْهَا رَكُوبُهُمْ وَمِنْهَا يَأْكُلُونَ ]

(And We have subdued them for them so that some they may ride and some they may eat.) (36:72) He said: "Do you not see that they move the bees' home from one land to another, and the bees follow them'' The first opinion is clearly the more likely, as it describes the routes that the bees follow, i.e., `follow these routes as they are easy for you.' This was stated by Mujahid. IbnJarir said that both opinions are correct.

[يَخْرُجُ مِن بُطُونِهَا شَرَابٌ مُّخْتَلِفٌ أَلْوَانُهُ فِيهِ شِفَآءٌ لِلنَّاسِ]

(There comes forth from their bellies, a drink of varying colors, wherein is healing for men.) [meaning, honey, that is] white, yellow, red, or of other good colors, depending on the different things that the bees eat.

[فِيهِ شِفَآءٌ لِلنَّاسِ]

(in which there is a cure for men.) meaning there is a cure in honey for diseases that people suffer from. Some of those who spoke about the study of Prophetic medicine said that if [Allah] had said, `in which there is the cure for men', then it would be the remedy for all diseases, but He said, `in which there is a cure for men', meaning that it is the right treatment for every "cold'' disease, because it is "hot'', and a disease should be treated with its opposite. Al-Bukhari and Muslim recorded in their Sahihs from Qatadah from Abu Al-Mutawakkil `Ali bin Dawud An-Naji from Abu Sa`id Al-Khudri that a man came to the Messenger of Allah and said, "My brother is suffering from diarrhea''. He said,

«اسْقِهِ عَسَلًا»

(Give him honey to drink.) The man went and gave him honey, then he came back and said, "O Messenger of Allah! I gave him honey to drink, and he only got worse.'' The Prophet said,

«اذْهَبْ فَاسْقِهِ عَسَلًا»

(Go and give him honey to drink.) So he went and gave him honey, then he came back and said, "O Messenger of Allah! it only made him worse. '' The Prophet said,

«صَدَقَ اللهُ وَكَذَبَ بَطْنُ أَخِيكَ، اذْهَبْ فَاسْقِهِ عَسَلًا»

(Allah speaks the truth and your brother's stomach is lying. Go and give him honey to drink.) So he went and gave him honey, and he recovered.'' It is reported in the Two Sahihs from `A'ishah, may Allah be pleased with her, that the Messenger of Allah used to like sweet things and honey. This is the wording of Al-Bukhari, who also reported in his Sahih from Ibn `Abbas that the Messenger of Allah said:

«الشِّفَاءُ فِي ثَلَاثَةٍ: فِي شَرْطَةِ مِحْجَمٍ، أَوْ شَرْبَةِ عَسَلٍ، أَوْ كَيَّةٍ بِنَارٍ، وَأَنْهَى أُمَّتِي عَنِ الْكَي»

(Healing is to be found in three things: the cut made by the cupper, or drinking honey, or in branding with fire (cauterizing), but I have forbidden my Ummah to use branding.)

[إِنَّ فِى ذَلِكَ لآيَةً لِّقَوْمٍ يَتَفَكَّرُونَ]

(There is indeed a sign in that for people who reflect.) meaning in the fact that Allah inspires this weak little creature to travel through the vast fields and feed from every kind of fruit, then gather it for wax and honey, which are some of the best things, in this is a sign for people who think about the might and power of the bee's Creator Who causes all of this to happen. From this they learn that He is the Initiator, the All-Powerful, the All-Wise, the All-Knowing, the Most Generous, the Most Merciful.

[وَاللَّهُ خَلَقَكُمْ ثُمَّ يَتَوَفَّـكُمْ وَمِنكُم مَّن يُرَدُّ إِلَى أَرْذَلِ الْعُمُرِ لِكَىْ لاَ يَعْلَمَ بَعْدَ عِلْمٍ شَيْئًا إِنَّ اللَّهَ عَلِيمٌ قَدِيرٌ ]

(70. And Allah created you and then He will cause you to die; and among you there are some who are sent back to senility, so that they know nothing after having known (much). Truly, Allah is Knowing, capable of all things.)


My Piece of Hopes


Alhamdulillah. Last night, I arrived at Seremban at about a quarter past eleven and the train station, of course was quite placid. Thanks to Allah because my very reliable friend, Azlina disposed to escort me. It was an emergency. I had to go back home because my father will have a medical operation this week. So, I must have a run into him first before he enters the surgery ward. Please pray for my father.

When I reached home, as usual the first thing I will do is 'spring-cleaning' my room. Of course, when we out of home and our room have a big possibility to be entered by the 'small monstersss' (actually my small brothers =.=' ), don't be so optimist that your room will be in the same and in a good condition as it does when you leave it. And here, I want to shortcut the cleaning scene. When I rearranged my old books and my old paraphernalia of my school epoch, by chance I found my 'Blue Diary'; the WITNESS of all my destitutions in through my life in the school. T__T

And when I recited the book, I realise that all this while, I am a kind of person that love to jot down whatever that was up-to-the-minute around me and whatever I was thinking about in the book. Then, I paused at a page of 'my feeling' and got traumatized when I read this:

'' Ya Allah, Kau kuatkanlah hatiku dalam menempuh ujian ini.."

Doa ini sering aku lafazkan di dalam solat ku setiap hari. Sekarang aku merasakan hanya Allah sebaik-baik tempat aku mengadu. Bukan senang hendak menghadapi semua perkara ini berseorangan. Bukan mudah untuk aku melupakan segalanya. Setiap hari, air mataku pasti berlinang mengenang segala dosa dan kesilapan yang telah aku lakukan.

Ya Rabbi..kadangkala aku merasa langsung tiada daya untuk mengharungi semua ini. Aku merasa hamper putus asa.Tetapi, aku tahu..dan aku cuba mengerti, bahawa segala yang berlaku ini adalah tanda kasih sayangmu kepadaku, ya Allah.. aku percaya, selepas kesusahan pasti akan datang kesenangan. Inna ma'al 'usriyusra. Aku yakin dengan janjiMuya Allah..

AKU YAKIN ya Allah..laranyahatikuini..

Beri kekuatan padaku yaRahman. Aku tidak mahu menitiskan air mata di hadapan sahabat-sahabatku ya Allah. Tunjukkan aku jalan yang lurus..aku amat bersyukur padaMu kerana Engkau masih mengkehendaki aku untuk mengingatiMu ya Allah..

Kau himpunkanlah segala duka bagiku di dunia, supaya aku dapat tersenyum di padang Mahsyar kelak….

'Ya Rabbi, sudilah pandang kami..terangi jalan gelap ini..jangan biarkan aku terus sendiri..mencari, mendaki dan berduri..Ya Rabbi, dengarlah doaku ya Rabbi..hadirlah dalam kehidupan kematian kami..cubaan, ujiankulalui..YaAllahmYaRahmanYa Rahim…'

Pulihkan semangatkuYa Allah.Bimbinglah aku.Aku ingin berada di jalanMu. Ihdinassirotolmustaqim. Terbitkanlah sifat ikhlas dalam hatiku dalam melakukan apa sahaja pekerjaan Ya Allah. Semuanya adalah berpaksikan niatku keranaMu ya Allah.

Jauhkanlah fikiranku dari berfikir bahawa aku sedang keseorangan. Aku mesti dan wajib yakin yang Engkau selalu bersamaku Ya Allah. Pandangan manusia terhadap diriku tidak penting. Biarlah mereka menganggap apa sahaja yang mereka suka. Apa yang paling penting dalam seluruh hidupku, adalah pandangan Mu yaRahman.."

14 April 2009. Musolla.

End of page.

When I read this, I remember all the sufferings and distress i was fronting on that time. T__T

That is my piece of hopes when I was learning in the school. When so many scrapes came, and my friends impugned me, I feel alone in that jiffy. It was just one thing that I can do in that phase. JUST PRAY TO ALLAH.

To all my old school chums, thanks a lot, because you all had taught me what the true meaning of this life existence is.

Love you all. Because of Allah.


Dreams in Islam Perspective

Dreams do have substance in Islam. It has been recorded in the Tradition of The Prophet Muhammad s.a.w that he used to ask his Companions after the Fajr Prayer – early Morning Prayer, whether anyone of them had any dreams, and he would interpret them. The Prophet s.a.w is also reported to have said that dreams are 1/60 of revelation.

The Quran in Surah Yusuf makes mention of the dreams of both the Prophet Yusuf (Joseph) and the king. The Quranic word ru'yaa has been invariably translated as vision or dream. This incident in the Quran proves that dreams do have substance and meaning in life.

One of the reasons why dreams have substance in Islam is simply due to the fact that man is made up of both body and soul, and since his soul originated from heaven, man continues to possess a link even as he lives his life out on earth. Dreams as such are an indication of one's state in this world and in the hereafter.

Narrated Abu Razinr.a. : The Prophet s.a.w said : "The vision (dream) flutters over a man as long as it is not interrupted, but when it is interrupted, it settles." And I think he said : "Tell it only to one who loves (i.e. friend) or one who has judgement." (Abu Daud)

Abu Musa r.a.reports : "The Holy Prophet s.a.w said : "I saw in sleep that I was about to migrate from Mecca to a land abounding in palm-trees and I guessed that it would be Yamamah or Hajar, but it as Medina, and I saw in this dream of mine that I was brandishing a sword and its upper end was broken and this is what fell in the form of misfortune to the believers on the Day of Uhud. I brandished it (the sword) for the second time and it became all right and this is what came to be true when Allah granted us victory and solidarity of the believers. And I saw therein cows also and Allah is the Doer of good. These meant the group from amongst the believers on the Day of Uhud and the goodness which Allah brought after that and the reward of attestation of his Truth which Allah had brought to us after the Day of Badr." (Bukhari)

Abu Hurairahr.a.reported : "The Holy Prophet s.a.w. said "When the time draws near (the Resurrection) a believer's dream can hardly be false. And the truest vision will be of one who is himself the most truthful in speech, for the vision of a Muslim is the forty-fifth part of Prophecy, and dreams are of three types : one good dream which in a sort of good tidings from Allah; the evil dream which causes pain is from Satan; and the third one is a suggestion of one's own mind; so if any one of you sees a dream which he does not like, he should stand up and offer prayer and he should not relate it to people, and he said : "I would love to see fetters is (in the dream), but I dislike wearing of necklace, for the fetters is ( an indication of) one's steadfastness in religion." The narrator said : "I do not know whether this is a part of the hadith or the ords of IbnSirin." (Bukhari)

Dreams can be generally categorised into three sections. The first of these is Good Dreams or Good Visions (Ru'yaa). The second is Bad Dreams (Hulum) and the third is Dreams of One's Self. Abu Hurairah narrated that the Prophet Muhammad s.a.w. said, "There are three types of dreams: a righteous dream which is glad tidings from Allah; the dream which causes sadness is from Satan; and a dream from the ramblings of the mind." (Sahih Muslim)

The Noble Prophet Muhammad s.a.w. said that true dreams are from Allah and bad dreams are from Satan – SahihBukhari. According to the Prophet, a person to enjoy true dreams he has to be truthful in speech. This means that a person should not lie or spread slander or create mischief. Prophet Muhammad s.a.w. said, "If anyone of you has a dream that he likes, then it is from Allah. He should thank Allah for it and narrate it to others." (SahihBukhari)

Prophet Muhammad s.a.w. said, "Indeed the worst of lies is that of a person who falsely claims to have a dream." (SahihBukhari)

While is quite all right to share one's dream with the others, the Prophet has advised us to only reveal it to those whom we like. Presumably tis can be related to jealousy or ill will from those who would not like to see us prosper. Revelation in the Quran states that Ya'kubsaid :

'o my son! Relate not your vision to your brothers lest they arrange a plot against you. Verily! Satan is to man an open enemy.' (Surah Yusuf 12:5)

Scholars have interpreted this dream to represent his brothers in the form of eleven stars, while the sun and the moon to be that of his mother and father. The conclusion of Yusuf's life shows us that his brothers in the end submitted themselves to him, because by then Yusuf had not only become a Prophet of Allah but he as also placed in charged on managing Fir'aun (Pharaoh) 's resources. The Prophet s.a.w. also said, "Nothing is left of Prophet hood except glad tidings." Those with him asked, "What are glad tidings?" He replied, "Good dreams." (SahihBukhari)

Abu Hurairahr.a.reported : 'Allah's Messenger s.a.w. said, : "He who saw me in a dream in fact saw me, for Satan does not appear in my form." (Bukhari)

So, what kind of dreams have you dream of?? ^,^


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