Juz 4 #Day4

Assalamualaikum and hi! So how’s your fourth day of Ramadhan? Hopefully everyone is doing just fine! Don’t worry guys, we’re in this together hehe

Today’s verse is from juz 4, surah al-Imran verse 92 which is quite famous as well. But there’s something more behind the meaning than what we usually heard.

Literally, the tafseer of this verse is – “You will not reach goodness until you spend from which you love.”

Basically, we get the idea that it’s about spending or giving something that we love to others, it’s not leftover things or things that we dislike but it’s the things that we love. But, the interesting part in this verse is, in the phrase “lan tanalu” Allah uses the word “nala” which is used when we’re travelling and we can’t wait to reach our destination. One of the prominent and relatable example is when we’re on a sail, we’re having limited supplies of food and water thus we can’t wait to reach to our destination.

And to complement this, Allah uses the word “al-birra” instead of “al-khayr” or any other word in order to say ‘goodness’ in this verse. And in Arabic, “al-birra” is closest to the word “al-barr” which actually means land. Do you get it?? “nala” which is used in travelling and “al-barr” which means land. It’s like in this verse, Allah wants us to think of the imagery, Allah gives us a situation. A situation when we’re travelling and we can’t wait to reach our destination which is the land! Reaching land is like goodness. Stability, safety.

So, we’ll not reach the safe land until we spend from which we love. Imagine being on a boat where it’s full with things that we love because if we don’t love them, we won’t be bother to bring them with us, right? So, when this boat is too heavy or leaking and we just can’t wait to reach the destination (nala) which is the land (al-barr), we’ve to drop some of the things that we bring, aren’t we?

It beautifully means that, in order for us to reach goodness, we’ve to spend the things that we love. When we’re doing charity, we don’t give them leftover food or the food that we dislike. But, we give them the food that we like. When we buy clothes for our eid celebration, we buy the other clothes that we want for ourselves as well, but it’s not for us, it’s for charity 🙂

Or maybe, sometimes, we’ve to give up some of the luxuries in our life and started to think about people surround us who might be suffering and starving to death. That’s the real “al-birra”. That’s when we know we have attained some kind of goodness. We might think, in this journey of life, everything we need is on our boat but Allah is telling us in this verse that in order to survive this journey, we better let go some of these things that we love if we’re going to get all the way to the goodness 🙂 May we belong to those people who are called “al-abrar”, insyaAllah.

Plus, towards the end of this verse, Allah says that, He knows what you spent. We don’t have to clarify or justify our good deeds to anyone. Posting it in Instagram, Twitter or any others is definitely unnecessary. Keep it a secret between we and Allah. We know and we believe that Allah is watching and that’s all what matters, in the end 🙂

Here’s the link of the vid.

Attain goodness.

Byeeee 😀

Juz 3 #Day3

Assalamualaikum and hi everyone.

Ok straight to the point! Today’s sharing is basically about a verse that I’m pretty sure most of us have heard it because it is quite famous. But, what make it more interesting is that the famous meaning that we all know isn’t just that…. There’s something more awesome that Allah want to tell us from the meaning of this verse.

Alright, it is from Juz 3, surah al-Baqarah verse 286.

Most of us know or at least have heard once about this verse. “Allah will not burden a soul beyond that it can bear”. Seems familiar right? Yes, this verse is about that. But, there’s another perspective that we can look into this verse. Burden also means responsibility. It’s something that we HAVE to do. No choice. So, remember when Allah assigned 5 times of prayer a day to everyone. Fasting during Ramadhan, covering our aurah. These are all OBLIGATIONS which we’ve to do, only a few have exception but majority of Muslim have to do all of these since they’re all Allah’s commands.

So, isn’t that mean Allah knows that we are all capable of doing this. We can’t give excuses such as, “oh I’m not a morning person therefore I can’t perform Subuh”….. Allah knows that we are capable of doing all of these, therefore He makes it as an obligation for each of us. No excuse guys.

If we say that we are not capable of doing them without any acceptable reason, isn’t like we’re denying Allah’s words? Allah say we can, but we say we can’t…..? Because, Allah will never give these obligations to us if we’re not capable in doing it.

Another part that is interesting about this verse is, in the short phrase of – Laha ma kasabat wa ‘alayha ma aktasabat, which means: A person will benefit from whatever they earn and whatever they earned in terms of sins will go against them.

Well, in Arabic, kasaba means easier which is used for good deeds in this verse and aktasaba which means harder to earn is used for bad deeds. Wow, that’s like a big hint guys. We might think all these while that sins are easier to earn compared to good deeds. The meaning behind this verse is that, sins might be easier in short term but it will make our life harder in a long term or maybe if we might pass it on this world but we won’t in the hereafter. There is punishment for every sin that we did unless we repent 🙂

When Allah said so, it’s true. He will make it easier if we really want to do good deeds. Trust in His words. Some might say, it’s up to me, I do the sin, I’ll bear the consequences, do not step into my life. We might can say it here, but we’ll never know if we can say that in front of Allah later.

So that’s all. Thank you for reading! Here’s the link of the vid:

Understanding trials & difficulties

Btw guys, it just a short vid and it might be more interesting than my writing so feel free to watch it haha!

Juz 2 #Day2

Assalamualaikum and hi 🙂

Today’s sharing is gonna be short, maybe…hehe and guess what? Today’s sharing is much much more relatable because it’s about Ramadhan and we’re here on the second day of Ramadhan yay!

So, it is about verse 185, surah al-Baqarah, Juz 2 and as usual, the video regarding tafseer of this verse will be attached down below, ok?

So, more focus were given towards the end of this verse where Allah said that, “so you complete the count”. What count is that? The count of 30 days in Ramadhan and completing up your goals and objectives this Ramadhan. Finish the count, complete your target, whatever it is. Some of you might be targeting on finishing the 30 juz of al-Quran, or maybe tadabbur a verse a day, performing tarawikh all 30 days complete, or maybe it just a simple act such as to not curse or swear at all throughout this 30 days and others. It’s your choice. But, whatever it is, finish the count, reach your target. We can do this!

And there’s a part in this verse where says that ‘So you declare Allah’s greatness, based on how He guided you’. The meaning behind this is just awesome. Have you ever seen when someone suddenly become so attached to the Quran during Ramadhan? Or someone who comes to the mosque performing congregational prayer even tho all this while you’ve never seen him at the mosque at all. But that’s okay, seriously. The beautiful meaning behind this verse is that, in these 30 days, Allah guided us so that at the end of this month, the good acts that we just started on the first day of Ramadhan would eventually become a habit. And based on His guidance in these 30 days, we might as well willingly to continue it even when Ramadhan is over. If we can stay away from halal things for thirty days then staying away from haram things would be much easier for us! Hopefully…..InsyaAllah.

And by the end of this month, we can finally truly declare Allah’s greatness by improving our faith and good deeds once Ramadhan is done based on how Allah guided us for those 30 days. We all know, when it comes into Ramadhan, suddenly Allah is the biggest priority in our life and the reason in that is, Allah remains a priority for us even after Ramadhan, InsyaAllah.

And lastly, this verse said that, ‘so that you become gratefull’. Well, how can someone not be grateful if he managed to make Allah his first priority in his life. It’s like, he succeeded in his life.

So, all the best for the next 28 days and use it to the fullest so that in the end of this month, we can be one of the grateful persons that was stated in this verse! 🙂

And here’s the link of the video.

Ramadhan is the best time for a guidance.

Have a blast! Byeeee

Juz 1 #Day1

Ramadhan Kareem everyone.  All praise to Allah, we got to meet with Ramadhan this year yay! 😀

Just a short sharing inspired by a vid by Uz Nouman Ali Khan which I attached the link of the vid down below. Basically this vid is about tafseer an ayah from Juz 1, Surah Al-Baqarah, verse 67.

Image result for surah al baqarah 67

I found the meaning behind this ayah is so so relatable with nowadays situations. There are people who mock Allah’s command. I’m not sure if all of you acknowledge about this one issue where few Muslims mock Allah’s commands such as fasting, covering aurah and others. How do I know? I’ve been on twitter for quite a long time and I do follow few ‘liberal’ accounts and some of them are even Ex-Muslim which is very very sad. The main purpose of me following these kind of accounts is only to see and observe the reason why they left Islam and also their perspective about Islam and Muslim. Of course, theirs are very different and it’s good to see things from a lot of perspective. We might think that everyone is just doing good but some serious issue regarding apostasy is happening somewhere.

So, if we want to take every Allah’s command into logic. We can’t. It’s not that we don’t have to think. Islam asked us to use our aql to think wisely in doing any decision. That’s why one of the main sources of hukm comes from Ijma’ Ulama’ where they’ve to decide about hukm that isn’t there in Quran. But some of these people misunderstood and feels that they also have the right to tafseer any verse from al-Quran based on their understanding. I’m not saying that it’s wrong. Plus, it is good to think and do not accept facts blindly but this need a very very deep research and I think most of us know that verses in al-Quran can’t be translated directly because Arabic is such a unique language. Even a single punctuation can change the meaning.

Example, saying hair isn’t a part of aurah just because there’s none of verses in al-Quran that state so, is definitely not the right way to translate it. So, some of these people mock Allah’s command since they think that these commands don’t make any sense. But, there’s a clear situation happened a long time ago to the followers of Musa a’laihissalam which is stated in this verse. Musa’s followers thought that the command given by Allah is ridiculous. They mocked Musa as the messenger of Allah. But to think about it, how is that possible for us to take everything of Allah’s command into logic?

In the story of Musa and Khidr, when they embarked on the ship, a sparrow came and stood on the edge of the boat and dipped its beak once or twice in the sea. Al-Khidr said: “O Musa! My knowledge and your knowledge compared to Allah’s Knowledge is like the amount of water taken by this sparrow from the sea with its beak” [Al-Bukhari and Muslim]

There are times when we don’t know the logic in Allah’s command but it doesn’t mean that it’s not true. Allah’s knowledge is beyond ours. It’s beyond our capability of thinking guys.

Not to forget, in this verse, Musa a’laihissalam said, “I seek Allah’s refuge that I should be from those who lose their emotional control.” I am pretty sure that we must’ve encountered at least once in our life a moment where people mocked us when we try to encourage them to do something good. The same situation happened to Musa a’laihissalam. He might as well lose control and get tempered since he was mocked. But no, he tried his best to control his emotion and that was such a good example for us when we face this kind of situation! Be calm and do not lose our cool guys! :p

Well, I’ve been in this kind of situation sometimes and ya Allah…. it’s so hard actually to control our emotion and to not reply their mocking with sarcasm. Sometimes, I just can’t take it anymore and the sarcasm just slides thru my mouth, without I realised, seriously. But most of the time, I tried my best to smile and take that mock into a joke. Such positivity I have hahaha.

Ok guys, remember when I said ‘just a short sharing’ in my first line? Now, it seems that it’s not short anymore…. I’m sorry…hehe

Oh btw! Here’s the link of the video that I mentioned earlier.

Take Allah’s command seriously.

So that’s all, Assalamualaikum and have a good Ramadhan everyone! :)))