Sunday, November 27, 2016

Reminder #Memahabesarkan Asma-Nya!

Bismillah. Didedikasikan buat diri sendiri.

1. Jika kau sangka fizikal dan mentalmu penat, ketahuilah hakikatnya yang penat itu jiwa dan rasamu. Jika kau fikir kekuatan dari Allah itu perlu untuk  kau hadapi kepenatanmu, ketahuilah sebenarnya yang kau butuh  ialah kekuatan hubungan dan interaksimu dengan Sang Rabb itu. Teruskan berdoa, memahabesarkan-Nya, mengadu dan memohonlah, merintihlah dengan rendah hati dan pengharapan yang tinggi!


2. Jika kau sangka kudrat dan kemampuanmu yang menyebabkan kau boleh berjalan maju menyelesaikan  wajibatmu, ingatlah bahawasanya kudratmu sangat sedikit dan penuh limitasi- dan tak mungkin kau bisa melangkah tanpa izin dan perkenan Dia. Namun, berbekalkan keyakinan yang padu; Dia Maha Perkasa Maha Tahu Maha Mengatur Maha Mampu, teruskan berbuat dengan rendah hati tanpa mengeluh lagi. Usah disesakkan fikiranmu tentang natijah setiap tindakanmu itu. Just plan your work and work that plan. Let Allah take care of the rest then! 

3. Jika kau rasa lelah bekerja tanpa tujuan, tampak seperti tiada sinar di hadapan, ingatkanlah dirimu; Allah Maha Tahu Maha Mensyukuri Maha Meraikan. Sekecil-kecil amalmu akan dihitung dan diganjari, demikian juga dosa yang turut dikira dan dihisab nanti. Ikhlaskan hati dalam perjalanan mujahadah ini, moga kesungguhan berbuat ihsan dan kegigihan menahan diri dari kemaksiatan itu Allah angkat nilainya. In shaa Allah. Janji Allah itu pasti, yang kau perlu tanyakan pada dirimu hanyalah- apakah kau sudah menjadi rijalun sodaqu yang menepati kata dan janjimu suatu ketika dahulu?


 اللهم أنت ربي لا إله إلا أنت، خلقتني وأنا عبدك وأنا على عهدك ووعدك ما استطعت، أعوذ بك من شر ما صنعت، أبوء لك بنعمتك علي وأبوء بذنبي، فاغفر لي فإنه لا يغفر الذنوب إلا أنت

Friday, September 16, 2016

"In denial" Reflection.

Lesson Learnt from 2015:

Bismillah.
Salam.

On New Year's eve, we had our last usrah for 2015. The usrah which was supposed to take place on Monday was postponed to Thursday because we had exam. (Oh, my next paper is tomorrow, by the way). That night, we didn't discuss on bahan usrah, but we did qadaya - a discussion and sharing session to reflect on ourselves; personal self, study, our involvement in tarbiyah & da'wah, etc.

Then, my murabbiah stated something about readiness
that has made me realized a thing.

That I was always in denial.
I did not prepare myself to face what I had to face.
I did not prepare myself to do what I had to do.

Thus the slow progression and low motivation.

Well, it's a good thing there's a progress though.


At the end of the usrah, I reflected a lot on what I have experienced throughout the whole 2015. From January to December.

In just one year, I have experienced a lot of things, met many people and took many responsibilities.

Yup, responsibilities.

But I was in denial. I did not accept them, but I took them.
In which I now realized, it was wrong.

I knew 'La yukallifullahu nafsan illa wus'aha'
but I didn't really live the ayat.

Therefore, from now on, I should change.

Dear Aliya,
Learn to accept what is given to you. Learn to accept the choices you have made. Learn to accept, and take action.

In accepting, preparation is needed.
Mind setting is crucial.
With sufficient preparation and appropriate mind setting, insya-Allah, you can carry out anything properly.

Being in denial, saying "I'm not that kind of person" "I can never be a good ____" will only limit your chances to grow.
Now you have become that kind of person. You have been chosen to do ____. So take action!

Accept your roles, realize that now you have roles to fulfill - old ones and new ones.
and live.

Huhu.

Changing ain't easy.
Accepting ain't easy.

But insya-Allah, if try our best, Allah will help us.

Alhamdulillah for the realization that night.
Alhamdulillah for the enlightment.


I denied many things in 2015.
I hope I can be ready and accept good things in 2016.


May the days to come bring better experience to shape us to be a better humanbeing,
which have two main roles to fulfill - as His 'abd and as caliph
and other additional minor roles as well.

May Allah be with us all the time, to light our ways and show us the right path.
May our hearts always be humble, towards Allah and towards His creations.



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A blogpost from Kak Aliya Khairuddin.


T______T

I'm the one who is in denial, i believe.
I'm a medical student, that's what I should realize.
I'm a dakwah activist, that's what I should bear in mind.
I'm a servant to Allah the almighty, that's what I should never ever forget.

Still in denial, Raihana?
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Thursday, September 15, 2016

Eidul Adha 1437H

Eidul Adha Mubaarak :)

Barangkali bukan kecil atau besar nilai sebuah pengorbanan itu yang menjadi persoalan, tetapi adakah kita telah termasuk dalam golongan mereka yang telah keluar dari zon selesa dan berkorban?

Berkorbanlah, dengan rasa ringan mahupun berat.
Berkorbanlah, meski kelemahan acapkali membelenggu dan kegalauan hati seringkali menghambat.
Berkorbanlah, walau itu menuntut kita untuk membelakangi kecenderungan, kegemaran, kecintaan dan kesukaan kita.
Berkorbanlah, kerana itu bisa menjadi manifestasi cinta, kesyukuran dan taqwa kita kepada Dia.

Bangkitlah dari tidur atau berhibur, berkorbanlah tanpa berundur :)

Semoga Allah berkenan memilih kita sebagai hamba-Nya yang bertadhiyah dengah ikhlas, bermujahadah melawan malas 💪💪

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A very good food for thoughts:
What are we celebrating? by Nouman Ali Khan.

Quoting a part of an email from Nouman Ali Khan on Eid Reflections;
We will be tested in life. Some of those tests will be ones that bring us discomfort and pain and others will involve pain coming to those we love. We celebrate that Allah hasn't given us the kind of tests He gave our father Ibrahim (AS) and that if Allah can assist him through those impossible tasks, rest assured He will see each of us through our own trials. 


If you sacrifice to make Allah's happiness above everything, He will guide you to survive everything.and If you feel like Allah is testing you, just remember that Allah will always be there for you, watching you, listening to you, and yet providing you a great support, guidance and solution :)


Regards, 
Raihana Zakaria 💞