Juz 20 #Day20

Assalamualaikum and hi everyone! We’ve reached the last ten nights of Ramadhan, hope you guys are doing just fine 😊

So today’s sharing is from juz 20 surah al-Qasas verse 10.

The literal translation of this verse is –“And the heart of the mother of Musa became empty [from every thought, except the thought of Musa]. She was very near to disclose his (case, i.e. the child is her son), had We not strengthened her heart (with Faith), so that she might remain as one of the believers.”

This particular verse is a verse of a great hope. There will be moments when people get scarred, people get emotionally damaged, then they feel like they’re never going to be able to recover and move on with life again. This verse is for them.

Remember the story of Musa’s mother who had the colossal task of taking her baby and putting the baby in the water in order to save him from being killed by the soldiers? Well, this verse is about that. 

So, on that moment, Musa’s mother only had two options which are, watch her child be slaughtered by soldiers before her eyes or take her child and put him in a basket and throw him into the river and she chose the latter.

In this verse, Allah says, when she threw the baby into the river, her heart was emptied out, like the trauma of having to let go of her child and watch the child float away into the river. Imagine being in her situation where you’ll never know what’s gonna happen to her baby afterwards, if he drowned or not, if he was eaten by any wild animals, if the basket flipped over, she knows nothing. All these thoughts may be crossing her mind. You know when someone hears traumatic news and they become emotionally paralyzed, that’s the state she reached, her heart was totally emptied out.

Then in this verse, Allah also states that she almost gave up her secret, she almost came out running and saying “that’s my baby!” but if she said that, her baby would’ve been killed. And next, Allah says, had We not firmed her heart. Allah calmed her heart down and brought her back to a normal state.

This is so relatable in our everyday situation. You know when there are people that are emotionally traumatized but Allah says in this verse, He has the ability to let us heal and move on. Sometimes, we feel that we are too damaged with what happened in our life, the loss of our beloved ones, getting into an accident, loss our jobs, failed in our studies and many others. We feel like there’s no way we can move on with our life, but remember, faith in Allah is capable to make us to be strong and move on with our normal life.

In the situation of Musa’s mother, what mother can get over the trauma of putting her child in the water and not being able to see him anymore? But Allah gives her the strength to her heart and she can move on with her normal life afterwards. Whatever emotional trauma we’re going thru, know that Allah can intervene and give us peace of mind and peace of heart. Whatever thing has happened that scarred us, believe that Allah can remove that scar entirely 

May Allah gives us that firmness of heart so we can be from those who truly believe Allah and those who have a strong and brave heart, amin.

Ramadhan kareem guys! 🤗

Juz 19 #Day19

Assalamualaikum and hi guys! How are you guys doing so far? May everyone is having a good Ramadhan 🙂

So for today’s sharing, it’ll be from juz 19 surah al-Furqan verse 27-29.

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The literal meaning of these verses are –“The Day on which the wrong-doer will bite at his hands, he will say, ‘If only I had taken a (straight) path alongside the Messenger! If only I had never taken such a one for a friend! He did lead me astray from the Message (of Allah) after it had come to me! The shaytan is but a traitor to man! Then the Messenger will say, “O my Lord! Truly my people took this Qur’an for just foolish nonsense.”

In these verses, Allah gives us a situation where on the judgement day, the wrong-doer will saw the Prophet ﷺ walking with his followers and he’ll say, “Why am I not there? Why I didn’t take that path? How come I didn’t take a path in this life that leads to that path to Jannah? How could I be stupid enough to not to follow that?” The wrong-doer will be in a deep regret. Plus, this verse also highlight that the true proof of love and regard for the Messenger ﷺ is that His instructions mean more to us that what we want to do. We follow his teachings and apply it on our lifestyle.

So this wrong-doer will say that, ‘I wish I had taken a lifestyle up that was alongside and consistent with the Messenger’. Then, in the next verse, this wrong-doer will blame his friends. He’ll be regretting his actions by hanging out with that guys. Because they are the kind of friends who stray him away from following alongside of the Messenger ﷺ. They made the wrong-doer slip away and misguided from what’s right after they became friends.

And in the last verse, Allah uses the word ‘khazul’ which means a friend who acts like he’s our friend until the right moment, then he will slip away and leaves us hanging. And that’s what shaytan will do to us. He’ll lead us all the way to the hell and then try to run away

So, these are all the scenes on the Judgment day where these wrong-doers might seen the Prophet ﷺ walking with his followers. Then they hope that the Prophet will come to them and gives them syafaa’t but in the next verse, Allah says that the Messenger will say, ‘my Master, this part of my people (the Muslims who don’t follow the true Islam, the Muslims that are by name and inheritance only) are those who took the Qura’n and abandoned it’.

I’m sure none of us want to be on the wrong side on the Judgement day. Let’s get our act together. Find good companies who’ll not stray us from the right path and stand still with the Qura’n and the Messenger ﷺ. May Allah make us of those who took a path alongside the Messenger ﷺ in this life so we can march with him into the Jannah on the Judgement day, amin.

Ramadhan kareem everyone!

Juz 18 #Day18

Assalamualaikum and hi guys! I know I’m terribly behind track in doing this forgive me 😂😂

It’s already day 20 of Ramadhan and I’m posting for day 18 but whatevs, better late than never 🙄😂 So this sharing is about verse 19 from surah an-Nur in juz 18.

The literal translation of this verse is –“Those who love to broadcast such slanders among the believers will have a painful punishment in this life and in the Hereafter. Allah knows and you do not know.”

So, in this particular verse, the crime that Allah mentions is the crime of spreading inappropriateness, indecency and a lowering of the standards of shame among Muslims. And I think this inappropriate culture has become a thing in our society nowadays. The culture of making something viral even though it bring shames to some people. We might feel that it’s a kind of fun entertainment and we might as well feel like ‘What’s wrong with that? It’s just a joke, chill’. But, remember in this verse Allah says, ‘Allah knows and you do not know’. We might think it’s just a small unimportant matter but Allah knows the consequences of doing this and we don’t.

Especially when it comes to social media such as Facebook, Twitter, Instagram or Youtube, you name it, there are such a lot of inappropriateness that were going on there. And people are sharing it tremendously until it becomes viral. So, the point here is, we’ve to think first before we share anything, either it’s a video, an image or even when we talk with other people.

Stop spreading slanders and shames among us. By just few clicks on the Internet, we can share anything that we want but be aware of the thing that we shared because if it’s inappropriate, worthless and bring shames, Allah says ‘Those who love to broadcast such slanders among the believers will have a painful punishment in this life and in the Hereafter’. The act might seems simple and easy but the consequences and the punishments are severe.

May we become one of those people who are aware of what we are spreading on and we are not among those who spread bad things in the society, amin 🙂

That’s all, bye!✨

 

Juz 17 #Day17

Assalamualaikum everyone! I’m sorry I’m still a day late 😂 but I’ll try my best to catch up with this 👌😬

Alright, so for day 17, it will be from juz 17 surah al-Hajj verse 11.

The literal meaning of this verse is –“And among men there’s one who worships Allah on the verge; so if some good things happen to him, he is satisfied with it, and if a trial befalls upon him, he turns his face back. He loses both this world and the hereafter. That is the loss which is so obvious.”

So I believe the meaning of this verse is quiet obvious where Allah says that, those who worship Allah on the verge, they lose both this world and the hereafter. 

I think most of us know that there are times when everything in life falls into places and we were so grateful on that time. We feel like Allah hears all our prayers and grants them. We feel like Islam is the truth, the only truth. But when life hits us hard suddenly some of us feel like there’s no point of praying to Allah. We turn our face back. We felt like there’s no much differences between having a religion or not. We think that Allah doesn’t hear our prayers and doesn’t understand our situation, thus we turn our face back from Allah.

If we did this, Allah says in this verse “he loses both this world and the hereafter. That is the loss which is so obvious”. Sometimes, there are situations when we met the wrong Muslims. They portrayed something bad to us as a Muslim. They do the things that Islam forbid but then we put the blame on Islam. Especially when we know that this one person is a good Muslim or Muslimah, a pious one but we got to know that they badmouthing people, they are so judgemental and others. We feel like Islam is bad but then there is no such thing as bad Islam, it’s only bad Muslim. When we saw good Muslims, we believe Islam is the right one but when we saw a bad Muslim, we put the blame on Islam. That’s definitely not the right thing to do.

Therefore, we’ve to have a strong faith no matter how our lives turn out to be. Well, I believe when it comes to finding our life partner, our beloved one, we want those who can be with us through thick and thin right? Not the one who left us once we were in our lowest point. Therefore, why can’t we be loyal with our religion and hold strong onto it through thick and thin as well?

May Allah makes us among the people who do not worship Allah on the verge and the people who are loyal with their religion 🙂

Ramadhan kareem guys! 🤓

 

Juz 16 #Day16

Assalamualaikum and hi everyone! To be honest, it’s quite hard for me to keep in track doing this ‘a post a day’ thing. But, this is my goal this Ramadhan. I’m trying my best! 😂

Alright, for day 16 of Ramadhan, the sharing will be from juz 16 surah Maryam verse 59. And the literal translation of this verse is as below.

So, in this particular verse Allah talks about Nuh alaihissalam, the children of Nuh, the children of Ibrahim and the children of Yaqub alaihisssalam. It says something about a particular generation and their followers that just didn’t live up to some expectations of their older generations. In the beginning of this verse, Allah uses the word ‘khalafa’ which means people that come afterward that meet the expectations and that they were good people. While next Allah uses ‘khalf’ with a sukun which means people that didn’t take the teachings of their ancestors further and they actually stepped backwards. in other words, it’s like a situation where their ancestors were once knowledgeable but they came down and were ignorant.

So Bani Israel was described as a nation that deteriorated after the coming of the prophets, in the generations that came. But then what’s the proof of their deterioration? In this verse, Allah says, “they wasted their prayer, and they followed whatever whims, fancies and desires that they had, and soon they’re going to meet deterioration.”

At the end of this verse, ‘ghayya’ is actually described as one level of hellfire, but it’s also described as misguidance in belief. So basically, Allah is saying that a future generation of Muslims came, who didn’t live up to the expectations of their older generations. Why? Because first, they wasted the prayer. Two, as a result, they became the people of their own whims and temptations and lastly, they will deviate in belief.

So, as a whole, this verse is actually a warning from Allah that reminds us as the new generation to avoid all those things that are stated in this verse that will lead us to deterioration such as wasting the prayers and lured in our own whims and temptations. May we become one of those people who do not deviate from our belief and aware with the warning from Allah in the Qura’n 😊

That’s all, bye!!💖

Juz 15 #Day15

Assalamualaikum and hi everyone!! I just realised, we’re on day 15 of Ramadhan guys. It has been half a month. Time flies so fast, really. So for day 15, it will be from juz 15 surah al-Kahf verses 23-24.

So first, the literal translation of this verse is – “And never say about anything, ‘I am going to do this tomorrow,’ unless (you say if) Allah wills. And remember your Lord when you forget, and say, ‘I hope my Lord will lead me to what is closer than this, in guidance.”

Basically these two verses are about a phrase that most of us normally use in our daily life which is ‘InshaAllah’. It tells us to never say we are very very sure that we can do the things we’ve promised because there’s nothing sure beyond Allah’s will. In other words, this phrase is like we’re saying I’ve full intention in doing this and the only thing that will get in the way is if Allah’s plan is different from my plan. That’s not under my control. Now, that’s the real purpose of saying InshaAllah.

But nowadays, we’ve taken InshaAllah as the ultimate religious “I’m probably not gonna do this”.

“Hey bro, are you coming for terawikh tonight?” “Emm…. InshaAllah”

“Hey sis, are you coming for the class this evening?” “Ohh, maybe..InshaAllah”

So we’ve turned something that’s supposed to be a recognition that the future isn’t in our hands into something that saying, “I’m not responsible”. That’s not how it supposed to be. A true Muslim is the one who fulfil his promises. So, we can’t just use InshaAllah to say, “well, that’s my way of saying probably not.” We’ve to use it in the correct meaning, with correct belief which is, “I’m gonna make it to this night terawikh, and the only thing I can’t control is the will of Allah. If Allah decides there’s going to be a storm tonight, or the car isn’t going to start or I fell sick, I don’t know any of those things. That’s Allah’s plan but to the best of my efforts, as long as I’m capable of doing it, I will go. “

If we show laziness in our part even tho Allah didn’t put any obstacles in our path in doing what we said we would do, and then we say by our own “well I guess Allah didn’t want it to happen” then we might as well aware that Allah knows that we’re playing games with His word.

So, InshaAllah isn’t the acknowledgement that things might not gonna happen. Instead, it’s the acknowledgement of things ultimately are going to happen in the hands of Allah, but we will do whatever we can to complete our words.

May Allah make us among those people who meant the words that we say in daily life and use them in the way they’re supposed to be used. Especially when it comes to promises, obligations and meeting the expectations that we’re supposed to meet.

“Betulkan yang biasa, biasakan yang betul” 🙂

That’s all, bye!!

Juz 14 #Day14

Assalamualaikum and hi guys! Sorry I’m a bit late for the posting for juz 14 #day14 hehe. So, for juz 14, it will be from surah an-Nahl verses 98.

The literal translation of these verses are – “So, when you recite the Qura’n, seek the protection of Allah against Satan, the accursed.”

I’m pretty sure that most of us know and practice reciting the istia’da before reciting the Quran. We say Au’zubillahiminasyaitonirrajim but have we ever think that why do we did that? Or we just merely do that because everyone else is doing it, so why not we do it as well? So, actually, there’s a verse in the Qura’n which is about Allah’s commandment for us to seek the refuge of Allah from Shaytan before we started reading the Qura’n.

Another thing is, how many of us really mean what we say? When we recite the istia’da, do we really feel genuinely in our heart that, “Ya Allah, please protect me from the Shaytan, I want to read the beautiful verses of Yours.” Remember that Shaytan will try their best to stray us away from Allah. We might be reading al-Qura’n but in our mind we kept thinking about the works that need to be done after that. We might be reading al-Qura’n but we kept thinking about the dunya. The works that never ended, the problem in office, the problem with our friends and many others. Thus, we seek refuge from Allah so that He protects us from shaytan while reading the Qura’n.

Apart of that, we want Allah to protect us from being misguidance. We read Qura’n but we misinterpreted it especially in nowadays situation where people love to cherrypick any verses from the Qura’n to support their own interpretation about Islam. They denied the verses that come before and after that. Qura’n is the ultimate guidance that Allah gives to us but Shaytan can lead us to misguidance. Therefore, Allah said, seek the refuge of Allah before reciting the Qura’n.

Oh, another thing that’s interesting in this verse is, according to Uz Nouman Ali Khan, in the beginning of the verse Allah says, “so,when you recite the Qura’n” as if He expects us to read the Qura’n, right? Because if the expectation isn’t there, it would have said “IF you read the Qura’n” instead of “WHEN you recite the Qura’n”. So, we have to read it because Allah expects us to read the Qura’n and how come we want to deny His expectation?

May Allah protect all of us from being misguided and may the Qura’n isn’t just something that we read but become apart of us. Don’t tell people how much of the Qura’n we’ve memorised. Let them see the Qura’n in our actions because it isn’t about how far we’ve reached the Qura’n, but how far the Qura’n has reached in us 🙂

Ramadhan kareem everyone!

Juz 13 #Day13

Assalamualaikum and hi!

This post is about a verse in surah Ibrahim verse 7 juz 13. And I think this verse is quite a famous verse among us. I’m pretty sure most of us have heard about this verse before.

The literal translation of this verse is – “And (remember) when your Lord proclaimed, ‘If you’re grateful, I’ll surely increase you; but if you deny, indeed My punishment is severe.”

Have we ever realised that sometimes the hardest thing to do in our life is to be grateful? Especially when we were tested with few bad things such as accident, losing our love one, getting bad grades, failed a job interview or maybe when we fell sick. In the situations like these, it will be a really tough situation for us and it is so hard for us to still be grateful. To make it worse, when it comes to comparison with people surround us, we see our friends getting good results and we don’t. We see some of our friends being born in a rich family where they can get most of the things they want easily, but we don’t. They can afford high level education anywhere they want it to be but we don’t, we’ve to work for it. Times like these is what makes us hard to be grateful.

That’s why Allah promises us in this verse, if we could show the least bit of attitude, he surely will increase us. The question is, grateful to who? We must think that it’s grateful to Allah but Allah does not limit the word grateful to anyone in this verse which means, it can be grateful to Allah,to our parents, teachers, friends and to anyone who have done anything for us. Be appreciative because grateful isn’t just an act of saying Alhamdulillah. It’s an attitude, a lifestyle, a way of thinking.

One thing to remember is, Allah doesn’t use ‘I’ normally in Qura’n, He usually uses ‘We’. It’s only in the most intense cases in the Qura’n that Allah uses ‘I’ and He uses ‘I’ here when He said, ”I’ll surely increase you” which means that it’s a serious thing. He’ll definitely increase us. And the next question is, increase us in what? In some other verses, Allah says he’ll increase us in faith but in this verse? He only said He’ll surely increase us but in what? This means that Allah doesn’t limit what He will increase us in. Just be grateful a little bit, and He’ll increase us in anything that He wants to 🙂

I know sometimes it’s just so hard to be grateful. Most of the times, we kept whining and regretting the bad things that happened in our life compared to others. But remember that Allah promised us something if we could just show the least bit of gratitude, so why not be grateful just a little bit, right?

Ramadhan kareem everyone! 🙂

Juz 12 #Day12

Assalamualaikum and hi!!

The sharing for day 12 will be from of course, juz 12, surah yusuf verse 23.

So the literal translation of this verse is – “And it so happened that the lady in whose house Yusuf was living, sought to tempt him to herself, and one day bolting the doors she said: “Come on now!” Yusuf answered: “May Allah grant me refuge! My Lord has provided an honorable abode for me (so how can I do something so evil)? Such wrong-doers never prosper.”

So, this verse is about a story where the wife of a minister who’s trying to seduce Yusuf alaihissalam. She tried to reel him in and seduce him not just for only one time, but she kept doing it from time to time. On that moment, Yusuf alaihissalam can’t get away from that because he’s in the woman’s house. She has access to the entire house, he can’t get away from her.

So, one day this woman has come to take an progressive action by saying to Yusuf alaihissalam, “Come on now!” in order to seduce him. Thinking of the logic, Yusuf alaihissalam is a very young guy on that moment, he’s a regular human being with nafs and all and there’s no one in the house on that moment. It must be a really tough situation for him but he fought his nafs and refused it by saying, “May Allah grant me refuge! My Lord has provided an honorable abode for me (so how can I do something so evil)? Such wrong-doers never prosper.”

To relate this in nowadays situation, there are such a lot of things where we’ve to fight the temptation surround us. Especially when it comes to wealth, money, woman and many other things. As a student, we’ve the chance to cheat in an examination, nobody is going to know. Are we strong enough and honest enough as Yusuf alaihissalam in fighting the temptation to cheat? As a student, we know that we can skip classes without our parents knowing, but can we fight the temptation to skip the class? As a worker, someone offered us some cash as a bribe, are we strong enough to fight the temptation to receive the bribe? There are such A LOT of temptations around us, but I believe most of us know that the hardest thing to do is to fight our own nafs, isn’t it?

Even though in Ramadhan where the Shaytan have been tied, but not with our nafs. This makes us waste our money on food during iftar. This makes us feel so lazy to go to the mosque and perform tarawikh prayer. This makes us feel so lazy to wake up for sahoor and qiamullail. This makes us feel so overwhelmed during shopping for the Eid celebration. This makes us spend a lot of money on the things that are worthless. The nafs in each of us is the thing that needs more struggles and effort to fight it.

May we become one of the persons that is as brave and as strong as Yusuf alaihissalam in fighting the temptations surround us. May we become the persons that realised most of the things around us is just a world temptation. May we become the person that believe, these are all temporary and the herafter is what permanent 🙂

We can do this, slowly but surely, insyaAllah.

That’s all for today, bye!!

Juz 11 #Day11

Assalamualaikum and hi everyone!

So today I want to share with you guys verse 65-66 of surah Yunus in juz 11.

The literal translation of these verses are – “And what they say should not make you grieve. Surely, all powers belong to Allah. He is All-Hearing, All-Knowing. Listen, to Allah belong all those in the heavens and all those on the earth. And what do follow those who invoke associate-gods other than Allah? They follow nothing but whims and do nothing but make conjectures.”

The first part of these verses is about Allah telling Muhamad ﷺ that the thing they say should not grieve him. Surely, throughout his way in delivering Islam, there must be people who try to hurt him by saying bad things about Islam but Allah says, Muhamad ﷺ has to become stronger than that because if he let those things affect him and hurt him, he is going to be demoralized and next unable to do his job. He has to deliver Islam on that time, if not, how can we able to practice Islam today?

If we ever think that all the bad things they say will affect Islam, remember in these verses, Allah said, “Surely, all powers belong to Allah” which means there’s no doubt that all authority, respect and honor belong to Allah. Don’t ever think Allah can be disrespected as it’s not even possible. So we just don’t have to worry about it. Next, Allah added in these verses, “He is All-Hearing, All-Knowing”. It’s not like Allah didn’t hear what they said. It’s not like Allah doesn’t know what they’re saying.

Basically, these verses is on how Allah gives His messenger clear advice on how to keep moving despite hearing hateful speech. I believe we can relate with this. There are times when we read such hateful and ugly comments about Islam everywhere especially on the social media, right? Saying Muslims are terrorists and many more. Reading all of these will just make us feel so angry and disgusted inside. It bothers us a lot. But remember when Rasullullah ﷺ was bothered by all these hateful speech too, he is told by Allah, “don’t let it get to you, Allah’s honor will not be affected at all by all these speeches, He owns all of it anyway so you shouldn’t be bothered about it.

When we get influenced and triggered by any negative words, we cannot let the aggressive, hateful and bad words of those people distracted us just like prophet ﷺ is told that he shouldn’t be distracted throughout his way to deliver Islam. Therefore, we shouldn’t allow ourselves to be taken in by so much hateful speech that’s all around us today in regards to our beautiful religion 🙂

Happy fasting everyone, byee!