Seeking for the truth is obligatory
It is the most valuable asset in two kingdoms
In both this temporary and in the permanent kingdom
There is only one truth
There is no second, there is no third and so forth
The truth only comes from Allah Taala who creates mortals
The truth is the colossal and the most noble achievement
It is the joy and happiness both in this world and hereafter
The truth is the path of spiritual and intrinsic in nature
But its fruits are visible within a beautiful life
Do seek for the truth, once achieved, do strive for it
If the truth is in the mountain, do climb it
If it is in the sea, do dive into it
If it is in the earth, do dig into it
If it is in the forest, do venture inside it
Seeking for the truth is extremely difficult and laborious
To strive for it is bitter but the end is sweet indeed
The journey is torturous but its result is heartening
If the truth is achieved do protect it desperately
With all the wealth, energy and soul
Hold on to the truth, do not let it go
Even though it is hot
Are we grateful with all of Allah’s favors or blessings ?
Even if we are grateful,
But with the little favors
We are grateful over miserly favors,
Which we put efforts in and the ones that we request
Probably we are grateful with the promotion that we received,
Maybe because of the wealth that we achieved
At times maybe because of our children or because of our good health
Why are we grateful with Allah Taala with His bestowals that are too miserly?
But have we ever felt grateful with Allah because of the faith and Islam that we received?
Have we felt grateful with the blessings of our existence by Allah?
Faith and Islam, favors that are beyond comparison
Our existence that we did not ask for
is also a great favor from God
Why do we not see how magnificent are the blessings of faith and Islam?!
Why didn’t we think of being grateful to God, for our existence in this world?
In fact we don’t feel anything about faith and Islam
We do not even think of our existence as favors or blessings
We see wealth as something that is great
Position and status that we see as huge and awesome
The small things we see them as big
The big things we see them as small
If we can’t even recognize favors or blessings
When we can’t even value favors or blessings
What more with God
Whom we have not yet recognize
God is Most Kind ,
He does not punish the disobedience of His servants instantly
God allows them to be on their own first
God is giving them a chance to think, to be mindful and to realize
God make them see with their own eyes various incidents
Incidents which are either positive or negative to make them heedful and realize
Or God is punishing them little by little
or occasionally on them so that they understand
After going through various lessons and yet they still do not realize
God will then suspend all the pleasures and grace
Like a sudden death, prolonged paralysis , heavy misfortune
Disarray in the family , where there is no love and affection between them
Or God just leaves them without being punished
After they are gone, only then they will be punished severely
Punishment like a painful death, sufferings in the grave , torment in the Field of Mahsyar ,
and the peak of all sufferings is Hell
Do take note of this narration
While we are still alive, we still do have time to conceive and correct ourselves
The time is not yet too late
Do return quickly to God
Do fear Allah and love Him
Do love and care for each other among mankind
What more among our own families
Once we have departed, the door to all opportunities for us to correct ourselves is closed
Do be sensible and realize from now before it’s too late
What is it that we own?
Everything there is
All belong to Allah
There is nothing that we own
We only put in our efforts
Whatever that we get
Allah has prepared for us
We belong to Allah
This world is His creation
We can own anything
It does not miss to be one of His creations
What is it that we own?
There is nothing that we own
We simply make efforts
With what is already there
Why are we arrogant?
To own what belongs to Allah
Why are we not shameful?
Towards Allah the Owner
We should be grateful to Allah
Who gives us everything
We should be shameful towards Allah
To own belongs to Him
We should not feel proud
Whatever that we have
If Allah do not give us
We do not have anything at all
We should not bring up the past
To bring up our good deeds of the past
Our good deeds with Allah
In reality, all do belong to Allah
Let us be grateful
Instead of feeling proud
Feeling grateful towards Allah
We should not bring up our good deeds of the past
We should make use of the benefits and pleasures from Allah
To serve Him
Then we should simply forget them
So that we will not bring it up again
To look after our heart is weary indeed
Even when we are cautious
When people praise us, our heart blooms like a flower
When people look down on us, it is painful like we are being poked or stabbed with a dagger
When we do good deeds
We feel excited and very eager to share the stories
We feel depressed when the stories are not shared
There is glamour
There is name
O, how unfortunate if the stories are not shared
While giving a speech, we notice the audience nodding their heads
“I am quite good actually!” the heart whispered
When seeing someone else with special abilities
Ouch! It feels like swallowing a bitter fruit
The heart wrinkles extending to the face
Or the face turns sour like vinegar
When seeing friends with weaknesses
The heart feels excited to gossip or ridicule
Ouch! It is very difficult to look after our hearts
Ouch! Where is sincerity
And yet, God’s view is at our hearts
O Allah, we have faith in You
At times when we turn away from You, please remind us
When we are kneeling before You, please put sincerity in our hearts
So that our worship will gain Your acceptance
At times when we are under trials and tribulations, please strengthen our souls
So that we are calm and composed while undergoing the tests
So that we do not sacrifice our own faith
During those moments when we are in comfort
Do not make us turn away from You, so that we feel grateful
Please instill in our hearts feelings of love and fear for You
So that we do not love and fear anything else but You
Please make us joyful by remembering You
You are what we need most
Please do not leave us
You are our life and death
Please guide us always
So that our life and death,
we will receive Your redha or acceptance
I seek protection with Allah from the condemned syaitan.
In the name of Allah the Most Compasionate Most Merciful.
Wa ash-hadu an Laa ilaaha ill-Alláh, wahdahoo laa shareeka lah, wa ash-hadu anna Muhammadan‘abduhoo warasooluh”
Praise be to Allah, the Compassionate, Who made known the Qur’an, Who created man, and taught him utterance.
We praise Him and we seek help from Him. We ask forgiveness from Him. We repent to Him; and we seek refuge in Him from our own evil and bad deeds. Anyone who is guided by Allah, he is indeed guided; and anyone who has been left astray, will find no one to guide him. May peace and blessings be upon the noblest of prophets, Muhammad SAW, who was sent to be a mercy for mankind.
I bear witness that there is no god but Allah, the Only One without any partner; and I bear witness that Muhammad, SAW, is His servant, and His messenger.
Bismillahir Rahmanir Raheem
Awwalam yaral insanu annaa kholaqnahu min nutfatin faizaa huwa khosimum mubin
” Is man, then not aware that it is We who create him out of mere drop of sperm whereupon, lo! he showed him – self endowed with power to think and argue.” ( Yasin : 77 )
Fal yanzuril insanu min khuliqa
”Let man, then observe from what he has been created.” ( At Thoriq : 5 )
Wafi amfusikum afala tubsirun
” Just as there are signs within yourselves, can you not then, see?”
Dear members of congregation,
Today, please let all of us seek and see the miracles which Allah has bestowed within ourselves. Within your body, Allah has filled it up with miracles.
If you observe closely and if your soul is alive, also if your mind is playing its role, you will certainly realize that within yourself, it is full of miracles and wisdom. In fact within you, physically and spiritually, it is the source of all things. It the source of wealth both for this world and Hereafter.
With various parts of your body, they are the source of knowledge and experience. They are also the source of enjoyment and happiness, the source of wealth in this world in material form and in physical progress. Your physical and spiritual body are also the source of iman and taqwa which will bring wealth in Hereafter.
Your body is the source for you to know God, the Creator of the universe and your own self. Your body is the source of all goodness in this world and Hereafter.
Within you is a source for research. At your body, there are verses from verses of Allah. Here you can see the power and wishes of Allah Taala. You can see His Greatness and His governance. You can feel His knowledge.
Within you, you can feel God’s grace and pleasures. If you realize all the things mentioned above, ouch! You will be really embarrassed with God, you will really feel lowly about your own self. You feel eternally grateful, you will have love and fear towards Him. You will be conscious of God, your feelings for God may never be forgotten. Wherever you go, you feel that you are a mere humble servant who truly needs God’s protection.
Ya Ay-yuhal-latheena ‘aamanut taqul-laaha, wa qooloo qawlan sadeedaa. Yuslih-lakum a’maalakum wayaghfir lakum thunoobakum, wamay yu-til-laaha warasoolah, faqad faaza fawzan atheemaa.”
O You who believe, – Be aware of Allah, and speak a straightforward word. He will forgive your sins and repair your deeds. And whoever takes Allah and His Prophet as a guide, has already achieved a mighty victory.
Man first created from clay and that his seed was made from a drop of despised fluid.
That he was created from a handful that Allah collected from all parts of the earth, so that it contains the good and the evil, the easy going and the intolerant, the liberal and the miserly. It was Jibreel who took this handful, then it as fermented until it turned to mud, then Allah fashioned man as He deemed fit. Then He breathed into him o His spirit, so that he was a human of flesh and blood, talking and reasoning…Later on Allah had His angles prostrate themselves before man, and taught him names of everything.
That he was blessed with intellect, knowledge, understanding, eloquence and speech.
That he was privileged with the quality of modesty.
That he was privileged with the two means of expression, the oral and the written.
That he was endowed by Allah with the power of acquiring knowledge by several means
That he was distinguished with certain motives and impulses that serve to accomplish what is good for man.
That man was distinguished with strength, desire and will.
That Allah’s commandments are to be permanently observed until the day the man meets His our Lord
That man was not created without purpose.
That man is distinguished from the other creatures in appearance and shape.
That man is an indivisible whole: composite of soul, mind and body
Before a grain of cooked rice appear before us, the entire machinery of God’s government use up their energy to produce the rice. If we do realize this, we will not have the heart to degrade even a single grain of rice.
Let’s us follow the journey of a single grain of rice which is God’s creation, until it becomes a grain of cooked rice. The farmers or the farm workers spread the millions of padi seedlings in their nursery, the padi seedlings which have already existed hundreds of centuries ago, it has not yet gone through extinction. On which day and on which date this seedling was sent down to earth, only the Creator knows. Every single day the farmer, the farm workers who are mostly poor, water and look after their seedlings.
In fact behind this , under Allah’s command, the angels are the ones who protect and take care of the growth of these plants, which is a fortune from God for human beings. God commands the roots of padi plants… Move along!!..Creep along!!.. Break them down!!.. The gravels of soil in My earth turn into fine granules. The mineral molecules and water creature… OBEY as commanded, with ABSOLUTE LOYALTY in service, flowing through earth, seeping through the roots without any questions asked.
The MIRACULOUS sun, which has never shut off its light, ever since it was created, emits its sunshine over the green leaves, for the sake of photosynthesis the invisible oxygen molecules in the air, are also being drawn in by the green creatures for its respiratory process. Time which is God’s creation, then allows the padi fruits to ripen, to be reaped as its harvest.
Thousands of farmers or workers who manage the machines used in the fields, in the factories, the staff handling the logistics for transport, the warehouse, the supermarkets, the retailers, all of them are God’s creatures who helped to deliver even a single grain of rice to us. Have we, as Allah’s servants, ever ponder over a scoop of rice on our plate, where does it come from, who planted the seeds into the earth…and so on and so forth?
Whenever there is food spread before us, we should feel humble, being thankful towards God, recite a du’a for all the farmers, fishermen, vegetable growers, the shopkeepers, the cooks and everyone who helped to provide this pleasures to us.
How Most Kind Allah is to us. Indeed, no matter how wealthy a human being is, he is incapable of living alone by himself.
Are you a real true fighter?
You want to be a fighter, but you’re unable to face life trials,
You want to be a fighter, but you get spoiled by praises,
You want to be fighter, but you don’t fully accept leadership,
You want to be a fighter, but you’re not a very loyal friend,
You want to be a fighter, but you’re unwilling to sacrifice,
You want to be a fighter, but you wish to be a leader,
You want to be a fighter, but you’re ashamed to be a follower,
You want to be a fighter, but you don’t compromise,
You want to be a fighter, but you don’t want to accept challenges,
You want to be a fighter, but you’re not willing to sacrifice your health and rest,
You want to be a fighter, but you unable to face life trials,
You want to be a fighter, but you can’t bear your wife’s whims,
You want to be a fighter, but your marriage is a mess,
You want to be a fighter, but you don’t try to improve yourself,
You want to be a fighter, but you neglect your self discipline,
You want to be a fighter, but you take your promises lightly,
You want to be a fighter, but you neglect on love and care,
You want to be a fighter, but you neglect your guests,
You want to be a fighter, but you forget your wife and children,
You want to be a fighter, but you leave behind the knowledge of fighting,
You want to be a fighter, but you are harsh and violent,
You want to be a fighter, but you don’t align your thoughts,
You want to be a fighter, but you neglect in your remembrance of Allah,
You want to be a fighter, but you forget your faith and piety,
So actually what is it that you want to fight for??