Sunday, December 30, 2012

Twins of Faith 2012


Hmm.. I really don't know how to begin...

The talks yesterday were AMAZING.
MashaAllah. Tabarakallah..

We learned many new things, as well as 'reminded' of learnED lessons.. 
SubhanAllah.. To compare to HIS VASTNESS of knowledge, of course, the knowledge we learned was INsignificant-nothing to the eyes of Allah, The One whose knowledge occupies more than 7 seas.. But to us human beings with limited knowledge and capacity, it was A LOT to digest and implement. A LOT enough to hold us accountable in the day of judgement, in front of Allah.. (Scary~)


What's better than talking, learning about Allah?
HIS attributes: MERCY, love, forgiveness.. 
HIS promises: Rewards in Jannah, severe punishments in hellfire, the day of judgement, life in dunya and grave..


Amazing how HE is being PATIENT with us even though we forget HIM sometimes, even sinning, disobeying HIM (YA Rabb, i'm ashamed of myself thinking of this. Pls conceal them in this dunya and herafter).. A man could get tired of us when we keep doing something he dislikes. Yes, understood. I mean, who would want to be there when we terribly frustrate and disappoint others? Even if it was by accident, who would be patient enough for the second-third-fourth-infinity-times? (Wa 'iyadzhubillah, may Allah beautify our akhlaq and make us patient and reward us). I can understand that. And we-ourselves get devastated too when we keep falling into committing the same mistakes, the same sins tho' we've tried so hard.. Then we get tired sometimes to keep moving, going. And there were times, we quit, gave up, as we see people around us had also given up on us.. Yes, it's painful. No one's around to hold you, nor to help you to put the broken parts and pieces of you all together-again.

But guess what? Allah, al Ghafuur and ar Rahim never gets tired of us. Nor does HE abandones us. HE  will never leave us as long as we keep trying, no matter how hard it is to keep going. HE forgives and forgets.. 

It puts me to tears to see a mother, with a smile, encouraging her small child to keep standing on her feet to learn to walk. And every time this child fell, she held her hands to stand again, and let her go-NOT TO abandon her, but to let her learns on her own while she assists and waits patiently.. The small child must have given up few times, but because this small innocent child knows her mother is THERE for her to support and help, she pushes herself further to keep trying ! 

Now, how about Allah? The One who spreads only 1% of HIS mercy on this earth, the same kind of mercy that HE showed through this mother, is now keeping with HIM another 99% ?!

Ya Rabb.. Let us not fall into despair.. Pls have mercy upon us all...

Allah will be with you.. He keeps forgiving our sins- HE WAITS US at the door of taubah 24/7.
As long as you don't give up upon yourself and keep having faith (iman)..

All this clears your mind, your thoughts..
Which we hope to lead us to act righteously..
Aiming for HIS mercy and to be able to meet, talk, see HIM..

Face the brutal facts

Talking about who Allah IS.. SubhanAllah.. It breaks me!
Ya Allah, i feel so dumb. Astaghfirullah..
Why do we keep forgetting You?
What puts us away from Your remembrance?
What hinders us from worshiping you well?
What stops us from getting up in the middle of the night and cries to you, begs you for Jannatul firdausil A'la?
Why are we soooo distracted?

*Boy oh boy. Am angry with myself*

WAKE UP.. Face the brutal facts.
Look at yourself.
Look at your progression in terms of your deen.
Look at how you live your life.
Look at how you spend the blessings Allah gives you.
What are you doing??
(Yes you! Who writes this!)

I had a hard-BIG slap in the face when Syaykh Abdurrahman Green told us how we youth today had been wasting our time on facebook, tweets and other social networking- how we are not using our time to maximum to benefit our dunya and akhira- not reaching our FULL potential. And he addressed our attitudes- taking our youth, all the blessings for granted. (Shame on you, ya ukhty) He continued saying, for certainty, we will regret in our older age for wasting our time and not spending equal(or more) time striving to learn Islamic knowledge as much as we are eager to learn secular knowledge..

Yes, FB and tweets are fun but don't waste our time there when we can actually spend our time for something beettteeeer which promises us GREATER rewards! Use them wisely, as ONLY a tool to achieve our LONG-TERM goals..

And all the engaging talks on the lives of habeebuna Muhammad (salallahu 'alayh wasalam) and his companions (radiyallahu 'anhum). We learned GREAT lessons from their lives! And you just can't have enough of them. They seemed so REAL to me, so dear.. SubhanAllah.. As if i was witnessing what they were doing...

Ya Rabb.. How much i miss them..

Hm.. Not my first time attending all these iman-boosting talks, seminars, courses and conferences tho'.. 
A good question to ask myself now, 
"How much have i implemented knowledge learned in my life?
How much have i benefited myself, my family and people around me with the knowledge i have?"

Ya Rabb, make us all among people of action like Prophet Muhammad (salallahu 'alayh wasalam), his companions, wives and all the people of the first generation of Al-Quran..
May Allah grant us eagerness to learn and live by the teachings of Al-Quran and As-Sunnah solely for HIS sake, to search for HIS countenance (face) in the day of judgement..


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