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