Monday, June 23, 2008

Dakwah News in Malaysia at Glance

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ImageTuesday 13th November 2007, I arrived together with Muhammad Qalby at the Airport in Kuala Lumpur, as the capital city of Negara Malaysia. Upon a short arrival at the airport, we continued with the next plane to leave for Pulau Penang, together with the group from Huraidhah Hadramaut, the one dignified by Allah, Al Arif billah Assayyid Alhabib Abdullah bin Ali bin Salim Alattas (Munsib Alattas), who was accompanied by his sons, Muhammad bin Abdullah and Sayyid Abdurrahman Aljunaid from Tarim Hadramaut, Yemen.

Indeed the cool face of Al Arif billah Al Habib Abdullah bin Ali bin Salim Alattas reminds us to the words from Rasulullah s.a.w: “Do you want me to inform you the best ones amongst all of you?, those are people whose face will make people recite dzikir and remember of Allah” (HR Imam Bukhari in Adabul Mufrad). This cool face conveys the solemnity and modesty of this noble figure, he is the one who keeps the strongest and the closest sanad to the Hujjatul Islam wa Barakatul Anam, Al Imam Umar bin Abdurrahman Alattas shohiburratib, who was the guru from Hujjatul Islam wa Barakatul Anam Al Imam Abdullah bin Alwi Alhaddad shohiburratib.

We arrived at Pulau Penang and were warmly welcomed by the young people and the young Moslem figures in the vicinity, and then we left for Masjid Negeri in Penang where we spent few hours to take rest. The mosque was grand with spacious rooms for honorable and foreign guests, proving that the mosque is often visited by guests from foreign countries. We also chatted with the Imam of the local mosques and headed for the mosque to pray Magrib together. The first presenter was Professor Doctor Dato’ Sayyid Aqil Al Mahdaliy, the Rector of University of Insaniyah, and the alumnae of University of Ainussyams Al Azhar Cairo, and I was the last one giving the religious speech. The event was ended with prayer and talqin dzikir by Al Arif Billah Assayyid Alhabib Abdullah bin Ali Alattas (Munsib Alattas Huraidhah, Hadramaut). Our speech was around the history of Al Imam Hujjatul Islam wa Barakatul Anam, Al Hafidh Al Musnid Alhabib Abdullah bin Alwi Alhaddad Shohiburratib rahimahullah. After the event, we continued with dinner at the mosque and went to Kedah to have rest.

Kedah
The following day, on Wednesday morning of 14th November 2007, we visited Ma’had Al Aliy Littafaqquh fiddin, led by Al Allamah Asseikh Fahmi Zam zamiy Al Banjary, a well known Ulama in the region of Kedah who also has an Islamic boarding school in the region of Banjar, South of Kalimantan. He is the alumnae of Professor Dr. Assayyid Al Allamah Al Musnid Alhabib Muhammad bin alwi Almalikiy, Mecca Al Mukarramah, a very Tawadhu person who loves Rasulullah s.a.w, which is clearly seen from the bright beaming faces of his hundreds of students as the lovers of Rasulullah s.a.w. After that, we visited Ma’had Tahfidhul Qur’an led by Sayyid Zainal Abidin Alaydrus who memorizes Alqur’an, just like all his daughters and sons. He is an amazing figure with the whole family guided by Alqur’an. At his place, I was asked to deliver a Taushiyah on the glory and magnificence of Alqur’an and Ahlul Qur’an.

That afternoon, we also attended majelis of the youth in the vicinity, Majelis Taklim Darul Hadits. I was asked to deliver Taushiyah before leaving for another majelis. After that, we went to Musholla Al Hidayah where around 200 audiences attended the majelis. After the majelis was ended with mushofahahah (shaking hands together), suddenly an old man hugged me while crying and said: “Habib, thank you for the taushiyah, I have been for 20 years practicing the wirid Allatif and Ratib Al Haddad, but only by this time I knew its Nobility and Certificate”. It was a brief but touching moment before we went back to our room for rest.

Thursday morning of 15th November 2007, we went to Ma’had Darul Muhajirin led by Syeikh Khairul Anwar, a very unique Islamic boarding school in salafy style (faithful people in the old days), because it was built in the middle of the forest. There was an interesting view when we arrived there, many cars have already fulfilled the area around the building in midst of the forest, as well as hundreds of men dressed in white turban and tabard who had been waiting for us since very early in the morning (subuh), while we arrived at 10.30 am. My Taushiyah ended near Dhuhur time, and we had lunch there before continuing our journey to Perlis.

Perlis
ImagePerlis is one of the areas with the greatest wahabi movement in Malaysia, and the Mufti (the ulama leader) being elected in that area is a young man who is greatly against salafusshalih, scolding all the wali and Moslem representatives, and judging Moslem people as musyrik. Although he acts just like any other wahabi people, but he doesn’t want to be called wahabi, and he admits to truly follow madzab Syafii. Most of the Moslem people there are ahlussunnah waljamaah, but, just like in our own country, Moslem people don’t quickly react to such dangerous things that will ruin and destroy akidah of Moslem people.

The event was planned to be held in a small mosque led by Assyeikh Al Fadhil Adda’i ilallah Ustaz Yusaini, a young Ulama who consistently fights against the wahabiy sect in Perlis. But when our program was heard by some mufti (religious counselors), those mufti declared a prohibition for us to hold the majelis and accused the majelis we planned to hold was the majelis of Syiah people. But Ustaz Yusaini who persistently explained our profile has made the accusation has no strong reason, hence they slandered our majelis has political reason, but again the accusation has been successfully resisted by Ustaz Yussainy. And when Moslem people in the region seemed to be warmly welcomed this great majelis, the mufti started to question me with the permit from the Malaysian Immigration, did I posses the official permit to perform dakwah in Malaysia directly from The Kingdom of Malaysia?, whereas in reality there has never been any rule to prohibit dakwah unless if the person who perform dakwah would make people go astray or violate the Kingdom of Malaysia.

The last decision was a strict prohibition from Perlis authority for me to give any religious speech in that event, and an order to arrest me if Ustaz Yussaine still insisted to propose me to deliver taushiyah in that Majelis Tablig Akbar. Hence I talked gently to Ustaz Yusainiy, that I wasn’t afraid of being arrested, because I would contact the people from Mabes Polri (Indonesian Police Force Headquarters) in Jakarta to ask the representative from Mabes Polri to guarantee the transparency of my dakwah. But it seemed that our youth people there to be worried and didn’t want anything to happen to me, hence the majelis was cancelled. Around thousands of audiences who came over from many places and were ready to listen to the speech, were greatly disappointed when Ustaz Yussaine announced that the keynote speaker was not allowed to give speech by the Perlis authority, they looked very disappointed and slowly went away. Friday morning I went to Kuala Lumpur.

Kualalumpur
ImageWe performed Jumat prayer at Syah Alam Great Mosque, and in the evening we attended the first Majelis Haul at Al Falah Mosque in Subang Jaya. The recitation of Wird Allathif was continued by the speech from Syeikh Muhammad Fuad Kamaluddin Almalikiy, followed by me as the second speaker, and followed by the next speaker, Prof. Dr. Saad bin Saad Jawish, the Lecturer on Hadis and Ushuluddin from the University of Al Azhar in Cairo, Egypt.

Saturday morning, during the subuh lectures I delivered mau’idhah at Darul Ihsan Mosque in Subang Jaya. And in the evening of 17th November 2007 there was a second haul night program, held at Al Aman Mosque on Damai Street. The first Speaker was Syeikh Muhamad Hafidh Slamet, followed by Syeikh Abdurrahman Ba’abbad from Hadramaut, then Syeikh Afeefuddin Al Gaylaniy Al Baghdadiy from Baghdad, followed by Prof. Dr. Saad bin Saad Jawish.

Sunday noon, 18th November 2007 was a rauhah program and gathering followed by a lunch banquet by Coordinator of the haul, Assayyid Abdurrahman Ali Alhaddad at his residence in Syah Alam, Kuala Lumpur. The lunch gathering was followed by Qasidah Muhammad Qalby and I delivered mau’idhah to wrap up the previous welcoming speeches by the Ulama in the vicinity. That night was the third haul being held at the Bukhari Mosque in Klang, Kuala Lumpur, with the first speaker Syeikh Najmuddin Alkherd, followed by me as the second speaker and ended by Prof. Dr. Sa’ad Jawish (The Lecturer of Ushuluddin Hadits program at the University of Al Azhar, Cairo).

ImageSyeikh Sa’ad Jawish was a very modest and polite person, (he was holding a little microphone in his right hand in this photo file). He was very sympathetic to me and I really respect and love him, he always paid attention to me and it seemed that he was interested in what I delivered which always quoted from many hadits shahih from Bukhari. Then he gave me his address and he said he looked forward to my visit to Cairo, Egypt. It seemed to me that he was serious with his invitation, and not hypocrisy, and that he really meant to have me there, as much as I do hope for his visit to our Majelis in Jakarta.

After the majelis, we had our dinner in a VIP room of a local mosque, before I extended my farewell greeting to Syeikh Sa’ad. I hugged him as if he were my own father, and I couldn’t keep my tears from falling down when hugging him, and when I looked at his face, he was also in tears, then we separated. After that I approached Munsib Alattas who was sitting and being surrounded by many people trying to kiss his hand, and I extended my farewell greeting and my wish for him to visit Jakarta, Munsib replied: “Indeed my farewell with you is very hard O’ Munzir, although we only meet for couple of days but this dakwah experience has made our relationship quite close”, I bent down and kissed his thighs and moved slowly backwards because I couldn’t stand seeing his face after hearing such kind and touchy words from him.

When I came out from the mosque, there were already many people outside waiting for us to say farewell too, among others was the group of young people led by a young man who became the motivator for youth dakwah at the University of Islam Selangor, he was Sayyid Faishal bin Abdullah Alhabsyi. Kuala Lumpur was illuminated brightly with the spirit of Mahabbah towards Allah and His Prophet s.a.w who appeared in the celebration of Haul Imam Haddad, Subahanallah… although Imam Haddad had long passed away, still Allah s.w.t made him Rahimahullah as the mediator to extend His Blessings s.w.t towards all corners and regions all over Indonesia as well as in Kuala Lumpur. May Malaysia raise and become the Country of Nabawiy, and for Kuala Lumpur to become a city filled with the lovers of Rasulullah s.a.w, I extend my warm and prosperous wish always for the defenders of Prophet Rasulullah s.a.w in Malaysia.

Tuesday, June 17, 2008

Banjarmasin, The Veranda of Medina

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Tuesday morning, 11th December 2007 I landed at Syamsul Noor Airport in Banjarmasin, where I was greeted by the delegation of The Regent of Hulu Sungai Selatan, and we were then headed for Kandangan area, around 110km from the city of Banjarmasin. Previously, on Saturday 8th December 2007 I have visited Banjarmasin to respond to the invitation from The Regent of Tanah Laut, a very modest and polite Regent. This Regent also sends 6 Moslem students to study at Darul Mustafa Tarim Hadramaut every year in order to make his regency successful in the near future, may Allah increase the number of such leaders who love Allah and His Prophet and make Islam grow in prosperity. I returned from Tanah Laut that night to spend the rest of the night at Ma'had Yasin, led by Dr. KH Ahmad Fahmi Zam zam Al Banjari, and fortunately his ma’had in Kota Baru is only 4km from the Airport. Sunday morning, 9th December 2007 I went back to Jakarta, and returned to Banjarmasin Tuesday 11th December 2007.

I arrived at Kandangan that noon and met and had lunch together with The Regent of Hulu Sungai Selatan, The Head of Police Resort (Kapolres), Commander of Military District (Dandim) as well as the local chairman of DPRD. I attended three events, in Barabai, then in Majelis of Guru Muda Ustaz Muhammad Ridwan, followed by the last event on Wednesday afternoon in Majelis Ihya, led by Tuan Guru Syamsuni, a Great Ulama whose Majelis attended by tens of thousand people every Wednesday afternoon. My presence this time around is to attend Haul for Syekih Muhammad Samman bin Abdulkarim Al Madani, a Moslem scholar in tasawwuf (mysticism) knowledge from Madinah Almunawwarah who passed away on 2nd Dzulqaidah 1189 H and been buried in Baqi, Madinah Almunawarah side by side with Ahlul Badr.

One of Syeikh Samman’s students was Syeikh Abdurrasyid Al Banjari who latter on conducted religious sermons in Banjar, and some of his offspring were Tuan Guru Zaini, Guru Muda KH Ridwan, and many more ulama in Banjarmasin from his offspring. I gave title to South Kalimantan as The Veranda of Medina, for their remarkable an enormous majelis held and attended by tens of thousands people every week, coming from far places, riding motorbikes, cars, and even hundreds of motorboats crossing the rivers, simply to attend the Majelis Taklim from Tuan Guru Syamsuni diNegara, Guru Muda Ridwan Banjari etc, performing shalawat and qasidah that will touch all souls. The people living there were born in tarbiyyah shalawat and Mahabbah towards Prophet s.a.w, grow up and grow old the same way, and pass away will also be surrounded by shalawat.

I returned from Hulu Sungai Selatan on Wednesday night and headed for Banjarmasin together with a well-known Young Da’I in South Kalimantan, Sayyid Ali Alkaff, he was also the alumnus of Darulmustafa Islamic boarding school in Tarim. That night I spent the night at the residence of Hajj Ahmad in Banjarmasin, and went back to Jakarta with the first flight at 06.25 am.

I left the Land of Banjarmasin with a Silent Prayer towards Allah, O’ Rabbiy kindly make this Land of Banjarmasin an Ardhul Mahabbah, the earth of all the lovers of Sayyidina Muhammad s.a.w, make all their majelis prosperous, make their souls even more longing for Sunnah from the Prophet s.a.w, and pour them with the greatest blessings, Rabbiy, You have made the Land of Banjarmasin like the Emerald of Mahabbah in this Archipelago, thus make this glory contagious amongst other regions on this earth, Rabbiy kindly protect the South Kalimantan from the destructiveness of akidah, also from the rafidhah group, amiin.. amiin.. Kindly grow the generations of Rabbaaniy, Muhammadiy, and Sunniy amongst them, and for all the regions of Moslem people from West to East, amiin.. amiin..

Tuesday, May 27, 2008

Silent Prayer In The Dark

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ImageWhen my heart was impure and drown in the darkness of difficulties and depressions, my heart cried from bearing the pain of problems that keep on hitting me like a heavy rain, I tried to avoid it and saved myself, but those problems kept on striking me over and over again until I collapsed helplessly, my five senses became dark and numb, my eyes wide opened but the whole views turned out to be a horrible pitch-black swathe, my ears listened to voices but suddenly I felt like they were blocked with total deafness, my thoughts were paralyzed, both palms of my hands and my fingers were shaking, and my heart felt like burning heavily by the rumbling magma of anxiety...

What can I do.., I don’t know, all the ways out that I took are now tightly closed.., nobody cares about my cries and heaps of problems I have, as if I lived alone in this world.. I fell and dumped down, all of sudden I heard a soft voice from my God’s command.. “WA NAADAA FIDHULUMAAT.. AN LAA ILAAHA ILLA ANTA.., SUBHANAKA INNIY KUNTU MINADDHAALIMIIN.., FASTAJABNAA LAHU WANAJJAYNAAHU MINAL GHAMMI WAKADZAALIKA NUNJIYYIL MU’MININ..” I startled.. ah.. The Story of Yunus a.s.., when Allah s.w.t told the story clearly, “AND HE (Yunus) CALL (ME) IN THE DARK.. THAT THERE IS NO GOD BUT YOU, YOU ARE THE HOLIEST.. INDEED I AM INCLUDED IN THE GROUP OF DHALIM (TYRANT) PEOPLE.., THEN WE ANSWERED HIS PRAYERS, AND WE SAVE HIM FROM DEPRESSION AND PROBLEMS AND SO DO WE SAVE FAITHFUL PEOPLE” (Al Anbiya 87).

How depressing and is there any depression and confusion more than what have struck Nabiyallah Yunus a.s at that time, being swollen by a giant fish and live crawling hopelessly inside the stomach of that beast.. how rotten.. how dark.. how depressing and hopelessly lost Yunus a.s at that time, being swollen by a gigantic fish and being taken to down to the deep of the ocean..

It is impossible for him to call anybody, nor could he do anything.. but this story is being told again by Him as if He summoned: I am the One and Only King the Almighty of The Darkness of The Ocean, I am the One Who Accompanied him in his loneliness, I am the Only God Who Listened to his cries which being drawn in the darkness of The Ocean, Is there anybody else but Me who listened to his cry. In times like this, indeed there is nobody and nothing else to count on but Him, hence He told the story beautifully: “Then he Called Me in the darkness..”, the darkness inside the fish’ stomach, the darkness of the feeling, the darkness of the most depressing problem.. he kept on calling My name in the dark.. There is no God But You, You are The Holiest, indeed I am included in the tyrant people.., There is no safety from His Tortures but with the Words of Tauhid, as mentioned in Hadits Qudsiy: “Laa ilaaha illallah is My Fortress, whoever pronounces it then he is included in My Fortress, and whoever coming inside My fortress will be saved from My tortures”.

Hence Yunus a.s started his prayer, calling The Only King the Almighty of The Darkness of The Ocean and The One Who Accompanies him in loneliness, The God Almighty Who Creates Brightness and Darkness in the Kingdom of The World, he started his prayer with, “Laa ilaaha illan anta” There is No God but You.. Then Yunus continued his prayer with worshipping the Holiness of Allah…performed tasbih towards Allah.. He is The One to Whom Nothing could obstruct His Vision, The Holiest King who is always being sacred forever by the whole World.., and He also commanded: “IF NOT BECAUSE HE WAS (Yunus) THE MAN WHO LIKES TO PERFORM TASBIH WORSHIPPING THE HOLINESS OF ALLAH, THEN CERTAINLY HE WOULD STILL STAY INSIDE THE STOMACH OF THAT FISH UNTIL THE JUDGEMENT DAY”.

Then Yunus continued his prayer with the sentence SUBHANAKA You are the Holiest... Inniy kuntu minaddhaalimiin.. indeed I am included the group of tyrant people.. (Yunus a.s was angry and left his followers before getting permission from Allah). He ran for help, he admitted his wrongdoing, and wishing anxiously that The One and Only Safe Guarder would forgive him, therefore He Allah continued His command, HENCE WE ACCEPT HIS CALLS, AND WE SAVE HIM FROM TROUBLE.. Ah, how unnecessary all of my catastrophes are compared with a man being swollen by a gigantic animal and being dragged down deep in the Bottom of the Ocean.. there is a hope in my heart... it means that I must pronounce a lot of Tauhid words, Tasbih and admit my mistakes towards Him, Indeed He will help me from all these problems.. Suddenly my heart starts to whine again.. ah.. impossible.. that is only for Prophet Yunus.., who am I that makes Allah would help me? This is only for Yunus a.s, Prophet of Allah, suddenly I remember the end of that verse.. WA KADZALIKA NUNJIYYIL MU’MINIIIN, and so do we save the faithful people.

You Are The Holiest O’ The One Who Reveal the darkness of the night and make it shine brightly, thousands of depressing and gloomy hearts have been opened by You, their sadness disappear with their prayers being granted, making those dark and depressing hearts shine brightly with happiness with The Sun of Your Serene Highness.. You keep the secret of Your Gentleness in this short verse.., that You Are The One Who is Always Ready to extend the helping hand with the predestinate fingers of gentleness that will cut off the chains of Your predestination that strangle and burn out this heart with our Silent Prayers, as mentioned in Hadits of Your Prophet s.a.w, “Nobody Could Reject His predestination, but with Prayer”. Only prayer and cries for help on the Door of Your Glory that would get rid of all this problem..

Therefore I perform munajat (silent prayer) just like Munajat of my Prophet Muhammad s.a.w: O’ Allah, For the sake of people who perform silent prayer asking for Your help, For the sake of people who are full of spirit moving towards Your blessing, and also for the sake of the prayer by Yunus a.s and all the owner of noble hearts who stepped into Your World from time to time, For the sake of millions of those palm of hands that have been raised to perform silent prayer towards You, For the sake of the Prayer by Yunus a.s when he was inside the stomach of the gigantic animal in the bottom of the Ocean.. In which because of his prayer You have opened the Secret of Your Help, and for the sake of the Firmness of Ibrahim a.s who made the fire of Namrud become cold and conquered.. and For the sake of Silent Prayer by Prophet Muhammad s.a.w, that is the Most Glorious Silent Prayer from all silent prayers of Your Servants in the Kingdom of the World, kindly release Me from all the problems.., release me from the bottom of oceans of trouble that makes me drown and blinded, that makes me being swollen by sins and make me crawl in the stomach of sins filled with the stinky corpses of humiliation, I am paralyzed and far from hopes, I am the servant who crawls inside the stomach of sins…being drawn to the bottom of Ocean of difficulties, calling Your Noble Name.. keep on calling the only gate of hope for the sinners.. save me from all problems,.

There is No God But You.. I will never worship anything else but You.. will never bow down to anything else but You.. my servitude is only for You.. will never choose God other than You.. even if there is another God in front of me preparing all the eternal luxury and gracefulness.. indeed I will reject and throw away all his gifts, I will turn away and run towards You.. Towards my God The Only God, Still You Are My Only God.. only You Rabbiy.. only You are my Choice.. only You.. You Are The Holiest with all the holiness.. Therefore kindly throw away all these difficulties just like a Mother wipes a dirty stain from the face of her baby.. Rabbiy.. Rabbiy.. truthfully I have made sins.. beyond doubt I have denied Your commands… but where can I go to save myself if not running towards You! For the sake of the Nobility of Muhammad s.a.w.. For the sake of Silent Prayer of Muhammad s.a.w.. For the Beauty of Muhammad s.a.w.. For the Charisma of Muhammad s.a.w.. For the Miracles of Muhammad s.a.w.. For Syafa’at (Mediation of the Prophet with God) of Muhammad s.a.w.. In which all of them reflect Your Beauty and Your Perfection Rabbiy, Hence Your Are The Holiest and all Praise towards You, God of The Whole World..

Sunday, May 25, 2008

When My Soul Mate Passed Away

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ImageA letter has been sent to my inbox from a kindhearted father, informing that his two beloved sons have recently passed away.. Therefore I’m writing this letter which is dedicated to him and to all parents who have experienced the same thing; being left by their beloved children for good… A Generous Praise To The Gentle Sun that will always shine brightly without being set nor vague, Pour the great Shalawat and Greeting towards Prophet and The Only Imam of all of us, Sayyidina Muhammad s.a.w who leads all human beings on the Judgment Day afterwards, Praise be to Allah, The Holiest King Who Creates The Kingdom of the Earth with all its beauty and glory,

O’ Allah, the Holy Lord Who Cover the Whole Earth and its whole contents and its miracles, spreading all things, stones, animals, plants, while each of those creatures being created by Him from trillions of cells and molecules in which each of the cells works hard like workers who never feel tired of their tasks, billions of cells become the structure of eyes, billions of cells become the structure of ears, billions of cells record vision, sense of hearing, hair growth, body growth and other tasks,

Allah, The Holiest, Who Created Adam a.s from a bunch of mud… Hence He built Adam’s body with all the perfection as the most perfect machine on Earth, The Almighty God The Holiest Allah Who Has The Power to Blow Spirit to the body of Adam a.s, and then He s.w.t Keeps billion of human cells the citizens of the Earth inside Sulbi (loins of) Adam a.s.. Afterwards each of the whole cells waits for The Rule of The Greatest King to move from sulbi to sulbi.. each of them lives and waits for the time and the decision of The Owner of Life, The Holiest Allah, The Most Alive and The Only God Who Creates Life and Lends it to His creatures on Earth, No living creatures on this earth lives with its own willingness, they live without being preceded by their willingness to live, … they live because it has been preceded by the willingness of The Supreme Being Who Owns Life,.. Hence those living trillions of cells are separated..., some already die before reaching the life in the womb, because of onanism, wet dreaming or other reasons, while some of them have to wait for the decision in front of The Gate of Womb, in fact there is only one cell being allowed to live in the Nature of Womb, hence the billions of living cells obey and follow the Willingness of their Creator, to die in the Ocean of His verdict. This episode happens each second on Earth..., hence live the One and Only Cell in the Nature of Womb under the Guidance of His Perfection, and the cell is grown by Him to become a bunch of blood, and then He grows it to become a lump of flesh, then He will grow it to become parts of a perfect body… This baby lives under the Only Guidance of His Love, The Most Perfect Lord even before the baby is being touched or known by its mother, He is The Only God Who Takes Cares and Cherishes Us before our father and mother recognize us, He is also The Only Guardian Who takes care of us since our cells were still occupied inside the body of Adam a.s,

After the process of His perfect Creation, then He entrusted some of His Love to a father and a mother, He fulfilled both of their hearts with love… Hence the Baby passed the test to start their duty on the Earth, with millions of other babies that He didn’t want to step on His Earth, enough for them until the nature of a womb and then return to The Light of His Verdicts. Then the composition of these billion cells live harmoniously amongst father, mother and children.., the father must be responsible with the mandate entrusted by Him, so must the mother, and the child must also be responsible for the live given by his parents. They are given permission by Him to live on His Earth, eat and drink from all His creatures, to have fun enjoying the beauty of His Creations, and take benefit from anything belongs to Him, He creates the Sun to be the light and He makes the Earth spinning in order to create days and nights to make human being never feel bored and tired of living their life and to make them understand how to count years and moment in time,

He grows plants from the surface of the Earth in millions of types.., some become fruits with many flavors and tastes, vegetables, shady trees and beautiful flowers, breeding animals, insects, birds as foods, house materials, or as entertainers, and many more benefits for the offspring of Adam a.s who live on His Earth, and none of those live and is born on earth because of their own willingness, some of them He give permission to live only for a moment, then move to the world of between death and resurrection (barzakh), while some others have permission from Him to live on His Earth for a day, a month, a year, or even a hundred years,.. each lives on earth and compete with each other to reach Barzakh, while those left behind them will have the feeling of great lost and sad, there the Earth Recorded its historical memories each second since the arrival of Adam a.s on earth until the Judgment Day. Separation has been created ever since all those trillion cells gathered inside sulbi of Adam a.s, there was the first group which left their brothers’ cells to live inside the world of womb of Siti Hawa, then the billion cells from this first group waited on the Gate of Hawa’s Womb, in fact only two of them were considered to live in it, while the rests died under His Great Predestination, became the first ones in the world of barzakh... then left the second group, billion of these cells also left sulbi of Adam a.s for the Womb of Siti Hawa, while only two cells were allowed to live there, then the separation again occurred, there and again and again on each second the separation occurs in the world of sulbi, in the world of womb, on earth, in the world of Barzakh and on the Judgment Day.. they will always compete with one another to arrive first.

There is no life without death, there is no gathering without farewell, and all that come from soil will be back to soil.., no matter how big or how luxurious a building or a house is.., it will certainly suffer from damage, there is no difference between the rich or the poor, a manager or a slave, old or young, men or women, a respected personality or a brutal criminal, all will be the same, return to the soil as corpses and become foodstuff for living creatures on the bottom of the earth, this all is the Sign That He Is The Only One, having power over The Eternity and Life..,

O’ my kind brother, no need to be sad… You will follow your two sons sooner or later, but sure....Both of your sons will not go anywhere, only move their rooms divided only by one door that will certainly open on its own time later. Be thankful and grateful for this blessing, both of your sons now are playing happily under the gentleness of The One, they are not sad being separated by their parents, believe me… They are in joy.., happiness..,

One day a husband and his wife came to Prophet s.a.w telling about their daughter’s death, if their daughter could live again, they would convert to Islam, then Prophet s.a.w asked them to show him where their little girl was buried, then Prophet s.a.w called the little girl, "O’ Ms. So and So, get up in the name of Allah..", hence the little girl got up from her grave, then Prophet s.a.w asked her: "Do you want to return to your parents or going back to your grave?", the girl replied: "I want to go back to the grave (life after death)..!", Prophet s.a.w answered: "it is your father and mother who asked me to call you back into existence, they couldn’t stand living without you, they will give all their love to you..??", then the girl answered: "I have found the most gentle love and much more beautiful than my parents’ love, making me forget about their love, I want to return to my God, The Most Gentle God”. Hence Prophet s.a.w gave permission to the girl to return to death, return to Allah..., The Ocean of Love The One and Only, Who Creates Love and Longing, and then spread it inside the soul of trillions of Adam a.s’ descendants.

Prophet s.a.w explained, that on the Judgment Day, when we have to hold responsible for each of the letter we said, when everyone must be responsible for their own breath and each dust they step on, hence they must face the last selection... the first selection is the selection to enter the womb, the 2nd selection is when entering the world, the 3rd selection is when entering the world of between death and resurrection (barzakh), and the last selection is the The Great Court of Justice to divide those who go to heaven and hell. Allah commanded: "THE DAY WHEN THOSE SINNERS WISHING TO BE SAVED FROM TORMENTS OF HELL WANTED SWAP OVER THAT TORMENTS WITH THEIR CHILDREN, AND THEIR HUSBAND OR WIFE, AND THEIR GROUP WHOSE (in fact during their life) ALWAYS HELPED THEM, OR SWAP OVER WITH THE WHOLE CITIZEN OF THE WORLD IN ORDER TO BE FREE AND SAVED, CERTAINLY NOT..!, (They could never be allowed to swap over) TRULY THE TORMENTS OF HELL SOON WILL BE FLARING UP AND THUNDERING, (massive fire) WHICH WILL SEPARATE AND SCATTER RIBS AND JOINTS, CALLING THE NAMES OF THOSE WHO TURN THEMSELVES AWAY (from Allah’s commands) AND REFUSE.......". (QS Al Ma'arij 12-17). And in that moment in time, the group of children play at The Gate of Heaven, and they don’t want to enter heaven before both of their parents being released by Allah s.w.t, and Allah s.w.t ordered those children to call their parents’ name to enter His heaven soon the Palace of Eternity, the Palace of Eternal Luxury...

O’ my brother, My beloved son also passed away in the age of two years old, he got drown and was found floating already in a pool without life, while I was in dakwah duty outside town, I remembered the last time I saw his little hand waving excitedly after I gave him an ice cream so that he would let me go, I left him longing, because I was having dakwah duty of Prophet s.a.w. When I came back, I found him lying frozen at full length without soul, and a few days later I dreamt about him playing in a beautiful park together with my late father, I was bursting into tears. Remembering when my name might be called by the Hell’s Fire to expiate sins... at that time my beloved son would call my name and I would be saved, escaping from the Hell’s hunt, hugging my beloved Son and carrying him towards The Heaven of Eternity.. when I remember this, I am thankful to my son’s death..

In the Name of Allah Who has made your two sons passed away, both of your sons will run to you calling you and their mother.. you will hug them and they will call out happily, welcoming you and your wife.. and holding your hand and your wife’s hand and walking towards the Palace of Eternity.. this occasion is so precious even when we just dream about it.. But this occasion will surely come because it is a Promise from The One Who Give and Take Life.. Allah The Holiest.. My grateful Bow towards You...

(wassalam)

Monday, May 12, 2008

Tabarruk (receive blessings from the body or remains of shalihin/faithful people)

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Many people misunderstood the true meaning of Tabarruk to Prophet Muhammad s.a.w, remains of Prophet s.a.w, his Ahlulbait s.a.w and all his joint heirs which were Moslem canonists, the Moslem scholars and the saints of Islam. Because the truth that they have yet understood, they daringly judge them as kafir (unbeliever) or musyrik (polytheist), anyone who performed Tabarruk towards Prophet s.a.w or ulama (Moslem canonists).

Regarding the use of Azimat (Ruqyyat/seeing, believing) with Arabic letters, it is permitted, as long as it is not praising other than Allah s.w.t. As explained that Azimat with words of verses from Al Qur’an or prayers were mentioned in Faidhulqadir Book Juz (Part) 3 page. 192, and Tafsir Imam Qurtubi Juz 10 pages.316/317, and many more explanation from Muhadditsin (experts in Hadits) regarding the permission of using Azimat, because it is only performing Tabarruk (receive blessing) from verses of Alqur’an.

Regarding sacred /supernatural things, it needs a clear explanation that those sacred things will not bring advantages nor mudharrat (harm/disadvantages), but it may be used as Tabarruk (receive blessing) from the previous owner, for example if he was shalih (a faithful person), as the history has it:

• All the comrades almost killed each other when struggled to get the remaining water used for wudhu by Rasulullah s.a.w (Shahih Bukhari Hadits no. 186)

• Allah s.w.t clarified that when Ya’qub a.s was blind, and being thrown Yusuf a.s’ clothes to his face, hence he could see again, as Allah explained in His command: “(said Yusuf a.s to his elder brothers) GO ALL OF YOU WITH THIS CLOTHES OF MINE, THEN THROW IT TO MY FATHER’S FACE, THEN HE WILL BE RECOVERED FROM BLINDNESS” (QS Yusuf 93), and also from this verse : “THUS WHEN COMING TO HIM THE GOOD NEWS, AND BEING THROWN TO HIS FACE (Yusuf a.s’s clothes) THEN HE (Ya’qub a.s) WAS RECOVERED FROM BLINDNESS” (QS Yusuf 96). This is a statement from Alqur’an, that things / clothes of faithful people may become the mediator of someone’s recovery with Allah’s blessing of course, we may ask why Allah mentioned this verse clearly?, what was the purpose of mentioning Yusuf’s scarf in his words: "GO ALL OF YOU WITH MY CLOTHES, THEN THROW IT TO MY FATHER’S FACE, THEN HE WILL BE RECOVERED FROM BLINDNESS”. What was the purpose of mentioning the clothes being thrown to his father’s face?, to make us understand that Allah S.W.T glorifies things that have been touched by the body of His faithful servants. We will see other indications.

• After Rasul s.a.w passed away, Asma binti Abubakar shiddiq r.a made his s.a.w’s clothes as medication, if there was a sick person, then she plunged this clothes of Rasul s.a.w into the water and let the sick person drink that water (shahih Muslim hadits no.2069).

• Rasul s.a.w himself made the saliva of faithful people as blessing for medication, as he stated: “In the name of Allah, in the name of our soil on earth, for the sake of saliva from some of us, be healed the sick who came to us, with the permission of our God” (shahih Bukhari hadits no.5413), said him s.a.w : “for the sake of saliva from some of us” indicated that saliva of faithful people can heal diseases, with permission from Allah s.w.t, the same way as a doctor can heal the patient, also with permission from Allah, this hadits explained that Prophet s.a.w performed tabarruk with the saliva of faithful people and even the soil on earth, showing that in essence this whole world brings blessings from Allah s.w.t.

• A comrade of Rasul s.a.w asked Rasul s.a.w to pray in his house, then he would make the spot where Rasul s.a.w performed prayer as musholla (prayer place) in his house, then Rasul s..aw came to his house and asked: “where do you want me to perform prayer?”. Thus the comrades performed tabarruk with the place where Rasul s.a.w performed shalat, and made it a musholla (Shahih Bukhari hadits no.1130).

• Prophet Musa a.s when he was dying, he requested to be closed to the holy place in Palestine, indicating that Musa a.s wanted to be buried and received blessing from the holy place (shahih Bukhari hadits no.1274).

• Allah praised Prophet s.a.w and Umar bin Khattab r.a who made Maqam Ibrahim a.s (not his grave, but the place where Ibrahim a.s stood and prayed in front of Ka’bah which was named Maqam Ibrahim a.s) as a praying place (musholla), as His commands: “And they made the place where Ibrahim used to pray as the place for praying” (QS Al Imran 97), thus clearly that Allah s.w.t glorified a place where His servants prayed, Rasul s.a.w also performed tabarruk with the praying place of Ibrahim a.s, and Allah praised this action.

• The history has it when Rasul s.a.w just received the beautiful piece of scarf for clothes from an old lady, and came a man who soon asked him to give away the scarf while Rasul s.a.w was still wearing it, then the comrades started to scold the man, the comrades said : “I asked it because I’m hoping for its blessing when being worn by Prophet s.a.w and I wanted it as my shroud / winding sheet when I die” (Shahih Bukhari hadits no.5689), how deep the comrades’ love towards their Prophet s.a.w, even until their winding sheet, they wanted it to be the one touched by the body of Prophet Muhammad s.a.w.

• Sayyidina Umar bin Khattab r. a as he was facing sakratulmaut (death struggle), when the sword attacked and ripped his stomach causing the wide wound, he fell down and was out of breath, he asked his son (Abdullah bin Umar r.a), "Go to Ummulmukminin, tell him I’m sending my best regards to him, and if I may, I want to be buried next to the Grave of Rasul s.a.w and Abubakar r.a", and when Ummulmukminin has given him permission, Umar r.a said: "There is nothing more important for me than getting a position in that resting place” (being buried next to the grave of Rasul s.a.w” (Shahih Bukhari hadits no.1328). For Umar bin Khattab r.a, the Grave of Prophet s.a.w has the Holiest meaning, until his grave should be at the side of the grave of Prophet s.a.w, he even said: "There is nothing more important for me than getting a position in that resting place”

• Also Abubakar shiddiq r.a, whom when Rasul s.a.w passed away, he cried and opened the clothes covering the face of Prophet s.a.w then hugged him with tears falling down his cheeks as he was kissing the body of Prophet s.a.w and said: “In the name of my father, and you and my mom, o’ Rasulullah.., Allah would never create two deaths upon you, then the death that has been written by Allah for you is now being passed”. (Shahih Bukhari hadits no.1184, 4187).

• Salim bin Abdullah r.a performed sunnah prayer on the sidewalk, and when he was asked why, he answered “my father performed sunnah prayer here, and my father said that Rasulullah s.a.w performed prayer in this place, and it had been said that Ibn Umar r.a also did it. (Shahih Bukhari hadits no.469). Thus what the comrades of Rasul s.a.w did, for them the places having been touched by their Prophet s.a.w would always be noble and sacred although having been stepped on by thousands feet. They were looking for blessings by praying on such places, thus their adoration towards the Prophet s.a.w.

• In other story, it had been said to Abu Muslim, “o’ Abu Muslim, I saw you always forced yourself to pray in that place?,” then Abu Muslim r.a answered: I saw Rasul s.a.w performed prayer in this place” (Shahih Bukhari hadits no.480).

• As being told by Sa’ib r.a: “My aunt asked me to meet Rasul s.a.w, saying: O’ Rasulullah.., my nephew is sick.., then Rasul s.a.w wipes my head slowly and prays for my blessing, then he takes wudhu (ritual washing), then I drink the water from which Prophet s.a.w used for wudhu, then I stand behind him and I see the Sign of His being Prophet s.a.w" (Shahih Muslim hadits no.2345).

• Other story being told to Ubaidah r.a that we keep the hair of Rasul s.a.w, he said: “If I had one thread of hair of Prophet s.a.w, then it would be much more precious to me than the whole world and its content” (Shahih Bukhari hadits no.168). Thus, how dignified one piece of hair of Prophet s.a.w in the eyes of His comrades, more gracious than the whole world with its content.

• Being told by Abi Jahiifah from his father, that the comrades fought for the remains water Rasul s.a.w used for wudhu and wiped their faces and their both hands, and those who didn’t get the water still tried to wipe their face from the wet clothes of the other comrades who were lucky enough to get the remain water used by Rasul s.a.w then wiped their face and hands” (Shahih Bukhari hadits no.369, also in Shahih Bukhari hadits no.5521, and in Shahih Muslim hadits no.503 with more stories).

• Being told that when Anas bin malik r.a in seconds close to sakratulmaut (death struggle), he already kept a bottle filled with the sweat and pieces of hair of Rasul s.a.w, then when he was dying he made will and asked that the bottle be with him inside his winding sheet and the hanut (fragrance used for corpse) (shahih Bukhari hadits no.5925).

It seems that if they live now in present time, these comrades would absolutely be condemned as musyrik, certainly Abubakar would also be accused as musyrik because he cried over and hugged the body of Rasul s.a.w and talked to the corpse of Prophet s.a.w, certainly Umar bin khattab would be accused as musyrik because during sakratulmaut (death struggle), instead of remembering Allah he remembered the grave of Prophet s.a.w. Certainly these comrades would be condemned musyrik and their blood is halal (allowed) to be killed, because they already over worshipped and cult Prophet Muhammad s.a.w and treated and worshipped him like God, including fighting for the water used by Prophet s.a.w for wudhu, the same thing performed by Christians who fight for water from pastor!

There... we may consider ourselves, whether we go along with the comrades of Prophet s.a.w or whether we go along with the wrong generation. O’ my brothers, don’t be allergic to the word ‘syirik’ (polytheism), syirik is for those who believe that there is another God besides Allah, or there is a stronger one besides Allah, or believe that there is God equals to Allah s.w.t. This is the meaning of syirik. As Nabi s.a.w stated : “The blessings are for the elderly and your ulama (Moslem canonists)” (Shahih Ibn Hibban hadits no.559). Has been said by Al hafidh Al Imam Jalaluddin Abdurrahman Assuyuthiy to react to hadits written in shahih muslim that Rasul s.a.w read mu’awwidzatain then blew it to both of his palms, and wiped it to his whole body as far as his hands could reach, this action is tabarruk with breath and saliva that had been through recitation of Alqur’an, the same thing as dzikir being written in vessel or basin (for medicine). (Al Jami’usshaghiir Imam Assuyuthiy Juz 1 page 84 hadits no.104).

It has been proved scientifically by one Japanese professor, that water will change its form and appearance as well as its shape by only being read to it certain words, if the words are love, grateful and other beautiful words then the water will change its appearance to become more beautiful, if bad words and being uttered then the water will change its form to become bad, and if its written to it the noble and beautiful words like grateful, love poems or other beautiful words, the water will become more beautiful in its form, but if the words written to it are bad words then the form of the water will also become bad. The conclusion is that water can change with the emotional changes of people close to it, be that the written words or verbally.

The scientific miracle which has just been invented recently, while Rasul s.a.w and his comrades have understood this a long time ago, they performed tabarruk with the water that touched the body of Rasul s.a.w, they performed tabarruk with the water being prayed by Rasul s.a.w. Thus, only narrow minded Moslem people with shallow understanding of syariah who will keep against it although it has been proved scientifically, showing that their shallow understanding are nothing but jumud and out-of-date.

Walillahittaufiq
 

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