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 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!

Juz 10 #Day10

Assalamualaikum and hi again! You must’ve been bored reading my post everyday but….. I don’t care :p HAHA

Okay, back to our business! Today’s sharing is going to be from juz 10 surah at-Taubah verse 41.

Alright, the literal meaning of this verse is – “Go forth light and heavy (as cavalries and infantries) and strive hard in Allah’s Way with your property and your lives. This is better for you, if you know.”

Basically, this verse is a call from Allah for the Muslims who were heading out for the battle of Tabuk. This is after Mecca was conquered and Islam had become a dominant force in Arab and there was a threat of attack from the Roman Empire. That the Prophet Muhammad ﷺ made a draft and planned some strategies for all the Muslims to be ready for the battle because Roman armies were going to be a tough one to fight. They might be one hundred thousand strong or even more. So, the Muslims had to put whatever resources they had in order to defend Islam, moving forward and face the enemy.

So, in this case, there were some of the Muslims who felt “Am I really strong enough to fight because I’ve never been in a battle before? Am I good enough?” But then, in this verse, Allah said – ‘infiru khifafan wa thiqalan’ which means: ‘march forward, light or heavy ‘

There’s a lot of meanings that we can get from this simple phrase. It means that, whether we’ve a lot of money or lack of money, whether we’ve a lot of talent or we don’t have any talent to offer, whether we’re strong or we think that we’re not strong enough, whether we believe that we’re knowledgeable or we’re not. Every one of us needs to march forward because we do have something to offer Allah. Trust me, Allah created us with certain talents, certain abilities, certain powers and why not we use those things for the sake of Allah?

Islam isn’t just about our own spirituality, our own concern, our own prayers and that’s the end of it. Islam is about taking care ourselves and at the same time serves a cause beyond our own needs. Build our Jannah in the hereafter by helping other people. By doing good to other people, by spreading charity, by giving good advices, by spreading this post (hehe) and by being a reason on why the world becomes a better place 🙂

So, we might think that we’ve nothing to offer but that’s not what matter. We’ve to come forward and do anything that we can for the sake of Islam. May Allah puts us to use for His deen because to be used for Allah’s deen is the greatest honor we can have in this life.

That’s all for today, bye!

 

Juz 9 #Day9

Assalamualaikum and hi! Sorry for the late post of Day 9 #Juz9 Got some things to do yesterday hehe… So anyway, today’s sharing is gonna be about juz 9, surah al-A’raf verse 164.

The literal translation of this verse is – “And when a community among them said, ‘Why do you preach to a people whom Allah is about to destroy or to punish with a severe torment?’ (The preachers) said, ‘In order to be free from guilt before your Lord (Allah), and perhaps they may fear Allah”.

So basically, this verse is for the Muslims who violated the law of Sabbath. If you know about that, it’s about the law that stops them from going fishing on Saturday. But some of them were so tempted with a lot of fishes jumping out of the water, so they went fishing. On that time, there were two parties, one is the people who didn’t care about the law and they just simply violating the law. And another party is the people on the religious side who didn’t violate the law. Next, the second party was also divided into two groups. One group consists of people who didn’t violate the law but still care about their Muslims brother. They tried to warn them and give them advice while another group simply ignoring them. The other group said, “No, those people are liberal. Those people are progressive, whatever it’s they’re going to end up in the hell anyway. Why do you even bother talking to them?”

So, this verse is about these two groups, those who cares about their Muslims brothers and those who didn’t. The first part of this verse said, “And when a community among them said, ‘Why do you preach to a people whom Allah is about to destroy or to punish with a severe torment?”. This is so so relatable with nowadays situation where some of us might be thinking that there’s no point of advising our Muslims brothers who’re engrossed in sin. To make it worse, we condemned them and we claimed that they’ll surely end up in hell. But, how do we know that one day they’re turning into a new leaf? They’re going to make taubat and they become better than us? Who are we to judge them?

And the second part of this verse said that, the second group (the group who advised their Muslims brother) said that, the reasons why they were advising and keep giving warning to their Muslims brother are:

  1. ‘In order to be free from guilt before your Lord (Allah).’ On the day of judgement, we might be asked by Allah about our Muslim brothers and sisters and why did we abandon them? So, at least we can say that, we might not be able to stop them from doing this, we couldn’t forbid them, we didn’t have power over them, but they were our Muslim brothers & at least we tried to counsel them. At least, we were sincere to them and spoke to them softly. At least, we’ve an excuse in front of Allah that we did our part. That we didn’t just sit back and condemn them to hell.
  2. ‘And perhaps they may fear Allah.’ Maybe they will become good people in the future, how are we supposed to know if they’re not going to repent? How can we judge? Maybe they might become much more better than us. Who knows right?

So, as a whole, there are two things that we’ve to remember when it comes to advising our Muslim brothers. First, for at least we’ve done our part and we’ve an excuse in front of Allah later and second is, who knows they might turn around and become people of taqwa.

Apart of that, a beautiful word from this verse which is ‘tai’zuna’ – actually means advice and counsel that’s soft enough that it penetrates the inside of the heart. This is really important to note especially in nowadays situation. Da’wah isn’t about we telling someone what not to do but it’s about we trying to remind them of Allah. We don’t have to bring up about the mistakes that they’ve done, all the sins they’ve made, but just reminding them of Allah and they might as well realised by themselves that they were doing the wrong thing. Sometimes, what a person needs is simply a reminder of Allah, not a judgement of their mistakes.

May Allah helps us understand the courtesy, the love and the patience we need to have with those among our own that have fallen into sin and may Allah help all of us come back to His way of taqwa, amin 🙂

That’s all for today, bye!