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No Racism In Islam


السلام  عليكم  ورحمة الله  وبركاته

بارك  الله  فيكم

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Stop Racism!
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Racism is still a huge issue today.

I often ask to myself,  “why do some of human hate the other nations?”

“Why do some people insult the other ethnics?”

Why……..?

Why……..?

I searched, then searched in Qur’an and hadith about Racism.

Is there Racism in Islam?

Rasulullah has said in his hadith, “An Arab has no superiority over a non-Arab, and a white man has no superiority over a black man, nor a black man over a white man- except by piety and good actions.”

My  friends in Islam!

I’m sure, you have known about Sayyidina Hazraat Bilal. But, in my opinion it’s good if I write about him a little here.

“Sayyidina Hazrat Bilal was an Abyssinian slave belonging to a Jew called Umayya Bin Khalf, who was a bitter enemy of Islam. He embraced Islam in its early days, during times when the non-believers would continuously harass the Muslims and never allow them a moment of peace. Hazrat Bilal’s love for Allah and the Holy Prophet (PBUH) will always remain a perfect example of devotion and total submission.

Ahad, Ahad- there is only one Allah.

In the sweltering heat under the Arabian skies, Hazrat Bilal’s love for Allah shone brighter than the sun itself. So strong was it that he could not conceal it despite the punishment and torture afflicted on him by his cruel master.

There were times when a large boulder would be place upon his chest as he lay on the scorching sand, his ribs been  crushed under the weight. Yet  the words “Ahad! Ahad! (There is only one Allah!)” were constantly repeated by Hazrat Bilal, so strong was his faith and love.

His Jewish master would insult him and threaten him to denounce Islam, beat him, whip him and humiliate him on the streets of Makkah, but nothing was able to shake Hazrat Bilal’s heart. He put his life and soul into the Hands of Allah, and there it would forever remain.

Subhanallah, how great the faith of Hazrat Bilal was!

He was famous as Muazzin of Rasulullah. Rasulullah has said, “Bilal is one of my great sahabas who will enter a paradise in the early time than the others.” Subhanallah!

Within Islam, every human are same, one thing that makes different is Taqwa. A slave will becomes a great man, if he has great faith, good deeds, and noble character. When Allah loves His servant, what should we call this man? He really deserve called as a righteous man or great Muslim. Hazrat Billal was one of great Muslims who received guaranteed Jannah (Paradise) from his Lord Allah The Most Merciful. Subhanallah!

Abu Hurairah (RA) narrated: Messenger of Allah (PBUH) said, “Allah does not look at your figures, nor at you attire but He looks at your hearts and accomplishments.” (Sahih Muslim)

Then in Surah Al-Hujurat: 11, we will find Islam has taught about equality of human.

“O  you who have believed, let not a people ridicule [another] people; perhaps they may be better than them; nor let women ridicule [other] women; perhaps they may be better than them. And do not insult one another and do not call each other by [offensive] nicknames. Wretched is the name of disobedience after [one’s] faith. And whoever does not repent – then it is those who are the wrongdoers.

How beautiful Islam is!

We have no doubt about this deen.

If, we find among Muslims racism, the wrong is not Islam, but the Muslims. Islam is perfect, Muslim not. We have to learn Islam by reading Qur’an, hadith and learn to great Ulama. So we’ll find the beautiful of Islam, the amazing of its guidance. Indeed!

May Allah strengthen our iman forever and guide us to His right way always, ameen!

 

*I’m only a sinner, and I’m trying to be better. We learn together to make our lives better.

Jazakumullah khoir for visiting and reading!

 

References:

  • Noble Qur’an
  • Hadith
  • Stories of Sahabas

#WhoIsMuhammad


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After hashtag #KillAllMuslims , now the new hashtag  #WhoisMuhammad. Subhanallah, Allah will guide them (the people whom fear of Islam and whom hate Prophet Muhammad) to His right path, insha’Allah. Ameen.

You can also read about it on my sister’s blog, Muslim Girl In Love,  The More The Merrier- Answering #WhoIsMuhammad (PBUH). (Thank you Sister for your beautiful post).

The people who hate Islam today, will love Islam more ,  insha’Allah,

The people who mock our beloved prophet Muhammad SAW, will love him more, insha’Allah.  Everything   is possible if Allah will.

رضيت  بالله  ربا، وبالاسلام  دينا، وبمحمد  نبيا  ورسولا

محمد  رسولنا

محمد  نبينا

محمد  حبيبنا

محمد  قدوتنا

يارسول الله  سلام عليك

يا حبيب الله  سلام عليك

صلوات الله  عليك

I’m willing Allah as my Lord, and Islam as my religion, and Muhammad as my prophet and my Rasool (messenger).

#WhoIsMuhammad

Muhammad is our messenger,

Muhammad is our prophet,

Muhammad is our beloved,

Muhammad is our example.

O messenger of Allah, Peace be upon you,

O Allah’s beloved, Peace be upon you,

Allah confers blessing upon you.

#WhoIsMuhammad

Al-Kahfi:110

Say, “I am only a man like you, to whom has been revealed that your God is one God. So whoever would hope for the meeting with his Lord- let him do righteous work and not associate in the worship of his Lord anyone.”

As-syu’ara : 107

Indeed, I am to you a trustworthy messenger.

 

Ash-shaff: 6

And [mention] when Jesus, the son of Mary said, “O children of Israel, indeed I am the messenger of Allah to you confirming what came before me of the Torah and bringing good tidings of a messenger to come after me, whose name is Ahmad.” But when he came to them with clear evidences, they said, “This is obvious magic.”

Al-ahzab :56

Indeed, Allah confers blessing upon the Prophet, and His angels [ask Him to do so]. O you who have believed, ask [Allah to confer] blessing upon him and ask [Allah to grant him] peace.

 

His manner is Qur’an.

Prophet Muhammad SAW has noble manner, and his manner is Qur’an. The verses of Qur’an below explained about his good character.

Al-ahzab: 21

There has certainly been for you in the Messenger of Allah an excellent pattern for anyone whose hope is in Allah and the Last Day and [who] remembers Allah often.

Al-Qalam: 4

And indeed, you are of a great moral character.

At-Tauba :128

There has certainly come to you a messenger from among yourselves. Grievous to him is what you suffer; [he is] concerned over you and to the believers is kind and merciful.

May Allah accept us as Ummat Muhammad! Ameen!

Invite To The Way Of Your Lord With Wisdom And Good Instruction


السلام عليكم ورحمة الله وبركاته

Dear amazing Readers n friends!

بارك الله فيكم جميعا

Alhamdulillah, I can meet you again here. This time I will share about da’wah [inviting people to Allah’s way]. I have reason why I  do choose this topic.

Last Saturday [on December 27, 2014], my family and I visited our grandparents’ house. Beside their house, there was a neighbor who made birthday party. I asked to myself, “is there birthday party in Islam?” I don’t find any verses or hadith that talking about it. I only find, that age is mercy from Allah, and we should use our age for positive activities. When our age have increased, it means our lives have cut or decreased.

That party was organized by many agendas, such as reading shalawat, reading Qur’an, and Islamic speech from da’i.

Ustadz Felix Y.Siauw and Ustadz Salim A. Fillah
Ustadz Felix Y.Siauw and Ustadz Salim A. Fillah. They are the example of wonderful ustadz in Indonesia.

One thing that I do not agree is, when a revival mullah (da’i) invited people and explained about Islam by steeped and angrily. As long as I live, I had never heard someone invited to Islam like that. I, as a muslimah do not feel interest to that way. How could the audiences will interest to Islam if Islam is explained by bad behavior, by anger and hateful? ISLAM IS PEACE!

Da’wah  actually is our duty.

“……………enjoin what is right, forbid what is wrong,…….” [Luqman: 17].

What is the purpose of da’wah?

Let us see the verses below!

And We sent to no city a prophet (who has denied) except that We seized its people with poverty and hardship that they might humble themselves [to Allah]. Al-A’raf: 94

And if only the people of the  cities had believed and feared Allah, We would have opened upon them blessings from the heaven and the earth, but they denied [the messengers], so We seized them for what they were earning. Al-A’raf : 96

The purposes of da’wah are many things, but the main important is make people humble themselves to Allah, worship only for Allah, for getting His mercy and His blessings.

Da’i  should…..

  • Having beautiful manner and strong faith.
  • Doing what s/he say to people.
  • Having many knowledge about Islam.

Allah has given the rules to us about it.

Do you order righteousness of the people and forget yourselves while you recite then will you not reason? Al-Baqara: 44

“Say,” this is my way; I invite to Allah with insight. I and those who follow me, And exalted is Allah; and I am not of those who associate others with Him.”  Yusuf: 108.

Ash-Saff:2-3

O you who have believed, why do you say what you do not do? [2] Great is hatred in the sight of Allah that you say what you do not do.” [3]

The good ways of da’wah fil islam:

As far as I know, our Prophets from Prophet Adam ‘Alaihi Salam to Prophet Muhammad SAW, called the people to Allah’s way with good behavior, gently, and politely. Religion is advice, they advised people kindly. Let us see what Allah said in these verses!

An-Nahl : 125

Invite to the way of  your Lord with wisdom and good instruction, and argue with them in a way that is the best. Indeed, your Lord is most knowing  of who has strayed from this way, and He is most Knowing of who is [rightly] guided.

Al-An’am :108

And do not insult those they invoke other than Allah, lest they insult Allah in enmity without knowledge. Thus We have made pleasing to every community their deeds. Then to their Lord is their return, and He will inform them about what they used to do.

Al-ankabut: 46

And do not argue with the People of the Scripture except in a way that is the best, except for those who commit injustice among them, and say, “We believe in that which has been revealed to us and revealed to you. And our God and your God is one; and we are Muslim [in submission] to Him.”

Ash-Shu’araa: 215-216

And lower your wing to those who follow you of the believers. (215) And if they disobey you, then say, “Indeed, I am disassociated from what you are doing.”

 

Allah’s warning to Prophet Muhammad SAW, when he frowned and turned away from the blind man.

Subhanallah, Allah gave the warning directly to our Prophet Muhammad SAW, when he did the mistake. So, may we do our da’wah by anger and insult the audiences? Allah has forbidden this way.

It was explained in Surah Abasa 1-11.

“The Prophet frowned and turned away. (1) Because there came to him the blind man, [interrupting] (2) But what would make you perceive, [O Muhammad], that perhaps he ight be purified. (3)Or be reminded and the remembrance would benefit him?(4) As for he who thinks himself without need. (5) To him you give attention. (6)And not upon you [is ay blame] if he will not be purified. (7)But as for he who came to you striving [for knowledge] (8) While he fears [Allah] (9) From him you are distracted (10) No, Indeed, these verses are a reminder.(11)

The da’i ‘s duty is only giving the advice, not giving hidayah. Hidayah is Allah’s right. Absolutely!

Al-i’ Imran: 20

So if they argue with you, say, “I have submitted myself to Allah [in Islam], and [so have] those who follow me.” And say to those who were given the Scripture and [to] the unlearned. “Have you submitted yourselves?” And if they submit [in Islam], they are rightly guided; but if they turn away-then upon you is only the [duty of] notification. And Allah is Seeing of [His] servants.

Da’wah is our duty, we can do this by speaking, by writing or by our actions. But, we should do what we say to the people. Remind ourselves first then to other. May Allah make easy our duty and give us His guidance, to worship Him only, to do anything for Him only. Ameen.

The rightness is from Allah, and  the wrongness is from myself [the servant of Allah].

Jazakumullah khoir for visiting and reading! 🙂

Source:

  • Noble Qur’an
  • Klasifikasi Kandungan Al-Qur’an, Indonesian version.

THE DOOR OF GOODNESS


بسم الله الرحمن الرحيم

goodness

The Prophet Muhammad (PBUH) said; “Charity is prescribed for each descendant of Adam everyday the sun rises.” He was then asked: “From what do we give charity everyday?” The Prophet answered: “The doors of goodness are many….enjoining good, forbidding evil, removing harm from the road, listening to the deaf, leading the blind, guiding one to the object of his need, hurrying with the strength of one’s legs to one in sorrow who is asking for help, and supporting the feeble with the strength of one’s armsall of these charity prescribed for you.”  He also said: “Your smile for your brother is charity.” Fiqh-us-Sunnah, Volume 3 number 98.

5 HEART’S MEDICINES


  السلام عليكم ورحمة الله وبركاته

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The heart’s medicine
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I saw the dust on the mirror

only a dot.

That was okay,

I did not clean it.

One month later……

I see the mirror again,

O ..No!!!

It is covered by the dust all.

I cannot see my face on it.

 ***

What about my heart?

Is it covered by the dust too??!!

How could I get Allah’s light?

ودواء  قلب خمسة فتلاوة، بتدبر  المعني  وللبطن  الخلا  وقيام  ليل  والتضرع  بالسحر  ومجالسة الصالحين  الفضلا

امام نواوي 1983

 

Yahya Ibn Mu’aadh said, the medicine of heart is five things;

  1. Reading Quran and pondering the meaning,
  2. Having an empty stomach,
  3. Praying at night (Qiyaam al-layl),
  4. Beseeching Allah at the time of suhoor, and
  5. keeping company with the righteous people.

I am struggling to clean the dust in my heart.

وتواصوا بالحق وتواصوا بالصبر


Edited by: Marwah Alsowidy

،اخوتى في الله

قال الله تعالى في سورة  العصر: والعصر، إن الإنسان لفيي خسر، إلا الذين ءامنوا  وعملوا  الصالحات  وتواصوا  بالحق  وتواصوا  بالصبر

في هذه الأية علمنا أن الإنسان  في خسر الا من يتواصوا  مع  إخوانه بالحق  وبالصبر. تواصوا  بالحق اي  الامر  بالمعروف  والنهى عن المنكر. يقال  قل الحق  ولو كان  مرا. إذا  لا تحف  أن تقول  الحق  إن اردت  الفلاح  والرضى  من  الله 

الأمر  الثانى اتواصى  بالصبر، الصبر  فى  رأيي  سهل بالقول  لكنه صعب  بالعمل، طبعا مهما كان  صعبا لا بد  لنا أن  نصبر  فى  حياتنا، فمن  صبر  ظفر. وفي  أية  أخرى  نجد  هذا  الأمر، قال  تعالى : واستعن بالصبر  والصلاة. إذا  أصابتنا  مصيبة وجب علينا  الصبر والإستعانة  بالله  سبحانه  وتعالى  فقط، ونسأله سبحانه  الصبر.

ربنا  أفرغ  علينا  صبرا  وتوفنا  مسلمين. ألأعراف :126


 

Translation into English

ADVISE EACH OTHER TO THE TRUTH AND TO PATIENCE

images (73)My friends in one faith,

Allah has said in surah Al-Ashr 1-3;

“By time [1] Indeed mankind is in loss [2] Except for those who have believed and done righteous deeds and advised each other to truth and advised each other to patience.”

From the verses above, we have known that we have to advise each other to truth and to patience.

The first, advise each other to truth or we can say, [order to do good deeds and forbid from doing bad deeds]. We also find the other order, “Tell the truth anyhow it’s bitter to say!”  So, don’t feel afraid to tell the truth if you wish Allah’s help and His rewards.

The second order, is advised each other to patience. According to my mind, “patience” is something easier to say but it’s so difficult to do. Indeed. Although it is so difficult to do, yet we have to be patience in our lives as we can. Everything comes to him who waits.

In the other verse, we’ll find the other order. Allah said, [make patience and salat as your helper].

If we receive disaster, we should be patience and ask help to Allah only.

“Our Lord, pour upon us patience and let’s die as Muslims (in submission to You). Al-A’raf 126.

A GOOD EXAMPLE IS BETTER THAN PRECEPT


بسم الله الرحمن الرحيم

As a mother, sometimes I get troubles in parenting. I thought for long time to find the root of it. Then a few times later, I found the effective way within parenting (I’m not sure it’ll suitable for other parents).

I often discuss with the other mothers about it. A few of them have the same matters with me. My friends told me about that.

“My son only obeys his teachers but he does not obey us. I ever asked his teachers to advise my son purposely. I know that was crazy way, that I asked teacher for it, but I don’t have another way. He always do what his teachers orders.”
“It’s difficult to teach solah to my little girl. She always ask me, “Have you taken pray, Mom?” That made me upset. She doesn’t obey my orders.”

Indeed, I often get these consultations when I taught at Islamic Elementary School. They asked the effective ways in teaching their kids.

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I admit, I’m not a good mother, but I’m trying to give good example to my boy as long as I can. Our action is louder than our words. So, in my opinion, this way is so effective in parenting teaching.

I try to avoid these orders;

  • Do this!
  • Do that!
  • Do pray on time!
  • Do read qur’an!
  • Do study your lessons by yourself! and etc.

As I said early, I’m trying to apply this way, and Alhamdulillah I get good results from it. I seldom ask my son to do pray or any activities. He already knows his daily schedule. It was not easy in the first time, I had to repeat the communication with him carefully, because I didn’t want to force him to do anything, but I wanted he does everything with his desire that comes from his heart and his mind.

My boy and I are in progress to practice about discussion. Discuss in a few topics, about choosing good movies, music, foods, and trying to use his times for creative activities.

I do understand the beautiful way for educating my son is by giving good example. I got this way after trial and error. I’m  really sure, you have good way in teaching and educating your kids.

There is a beautiful Arabic proverb:

اَلْقُدْوَةُ اْلحَسَنَةُ خَيْرٌ مِنَ اْلوَصِيَّةِ

A good example is better than precept.

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HOW TO CONTROL OUR ANGER?


السلام عليكم ورحمة الله وبركاته  يا اخوتي فى الله

In this occasion, I’ll discuss about the ways in controlling our anger. Alhamdulillah I have gotten a few opinions from my wonderful friends and I’ll put theirs here. In this special post I’ll not share my way, because I’m the one who get hurt easy. That’s hard for me to control my anger. So, I’m a learner here. I’ll learn from you, my sisters! InshaÁllah.

This post is the second my collaboration with my beautiful friends. I ever done with Sis Saadia Haq, The author of The Human lens. And now my chance with you. My sisters! It’s not easy to realize it if I only give my plain article then you correct it. I have thought I’ll do my other collaboration when I get an advance level in my English. 😀

Back to our topic, let’s discuss about managing in anger.

“A man said to The Prophet, ‘Give me advice,’ The Prophet, peace be upon him, said, ‘Do not get angry,’ The man asked repeatedly and The Prophet answered each time, ‘Do not get angry.” ( Hadith Bukhori)

Prophet Muhammad SAW knew that if a person controlled his anger he would be able to control everything else. That is why

Let's control our anger!
Let’s control our anger!

The Prophet mentioned in another hadith;

“The powerful man is not the one who can wrestle, but the powerful man is the one who can control himself at the time of anger.” Controlling anger can be an indicator of the streng of one’s personality.

Allah has said in Qurán Kareem surah Al-I Ímran : 134.

اَلَّذِيْنَ يُنْفِقُوْنَ فِى الَّسرَّآءِ  وَالَّضَرَّآءِ وَالْكَظِمِيْنَ الْغَيْظَ وَالْعَافِيْنَ عَنِ النَّاسِ  وَاللهُ يُحِبُّ الْمُحْسِنِيْنَ

Who spend [in the cause of Allah] during ease and hardship and who restrain anger and who pardon the people- and Allah loves the doers of good.

Here are the great opinions/ ways in managing the anger, from my great sisters :

1. Sister Sumaira Zaheer, the author of The Muslimah Mommy

“Whenever I get angry, I start thinking about the people who are less fortunate than I’am; these people are so happy and content with what little they have. With that, I find that my anger reduces.”

2. Sister Theresa Corbin, the author of Islamwich

“Well if someone is making me mad or provoking me I just try to remind myself it is probably because they are hurt or having a difficult time, then I remember that the Prophet SAW said that the strong person is the one who controls himself while angry. This helps me a lot.”

3. Sister Papatia Feauxzar, the author of Between Sister, SVP!

“To be honest I never thought it. I don’t really get angry. And when I am, I just take a time out to think things through. Whether it’s taking a walk or being alone in a room by myself. I’m sorry I can’t help much.”

4. Sister Syamsinur Nur, the author of Indahnya Berbagi.

“When someone made me angry, I prayed to Allah and said I seek refuge in Allah from Shaitan (Satan), the accursed one, in the name of Allah, the Most Merciful, the Most Compassionate. Then I left him/her. J

But, I’ll share the article that relevance for this topic.

I ever read the article about motivation  from our Prophet Muhammad SAW, how to control our emotion/ anger.

The first; Seeking refuge in Allah

He has said in his hadith:

لا تغضب ولك الجنة

“Do not get angry , for you a heaven.” (HR. Thabrani in shahih At-Targhib no. 2749)

Sahabah Sulaiman bin Surd radhiyallahu ‘anhu, told:
One day I was sitting with the Prophet sallallaahu ‘alaihi wa sallam. In that time there were two men yelling at each other. One of them had a red face and neck veins peaked. Then the Prophet sallallaahu ‘alaihi wa sallam said,

إِني لأعلمُ كَلِمَةً لَوْ قالَهَا لذهبَ عنهُ ما يجدُ، لَوْ قالَ: أعوذُ بالله مِنَ الشَّيْطانِ الرَّجيمِ، ذهب عَنْهُ ما يَجدُ

I know a word, the saying of which will cause him to relax, if he does say it. If he says: “I seek Refuge with Allah from Satan” then all his anger will go away.

(HR. Bukhari and Muslim)

When we seek refuge in Allah, we should say the words with understanding and reflection, not simply recite the words.

The second; Keeping quiet.

The Prophet SAW said, “If one of you becomes angry then he should stay silent.” This is an important practice because when we are angry our action and speech may be disproportionate and unjust.

From Ibn Abbas radi ‘anhuma, the Prophet sallallaahu’ alaihi wa sallam said

“If you are angry, be quiet.” (HR. Ahmad and Shu’aib al-Hasan Arnauth )

A bad speech, excessive reproach, cursed destiny, etc., can be accounted by Allah as  sins.

وَيْلُ لِّكُلِّ هُمَزَةٍ لُّمَزَةٍ

“Woe to every scorner and mocker”

 Third, Changing your posture.

The tendency of people who gets angry is standing in higher position, higher and higher … The more followed, he increasingly wanted higher. With a higher position, he can vent his anger as much.

Therefore, the Prophet sallallaahu ‘alaihi wa sallam advise to do the opposite. To mitigate the anger is  by taking a lower position, lower and lower. From Abu Dhar radiyallahu ‘anhu, the Prophet sallallaahu’ alaihi wa sallam advised;

“When one of you becomes angry while standing, he should sit down. If the anger leaves him, well and good; otherwise he should lie down” (HR. Ahmad 21 348, Abu Dawud 4782).

The last, perform ablution or wudu immediately.

Anger comes from the devils and they were created from fire. Extinguish it with cold water.

There is a hadith from Urwah al-Sa’di radiyallahu ‘anhu, he said,

إن الغضب من الشيطان وإن الشيطان خلق من النار وإنما تطفأ النار بالماء فإذا غضب أحدكم فليتوضأ

Anger comes from the devil, the devil was created from fire, and fire is extinguished only with water. So when one of you becomes angry, he should make wudu (HR. Ahmad 17 985 and Abu Daud).”

Indeed the great ways, that I ever gotten. Jazakumullah khoiron katsiiron my sisters. You have taught me over your ways. Allah bless you all!

Only Allah who can reward you with the best reward.

From another source I ever read about these:

Praiseworthy anger:

Sometimes anger can be good. The Prophet never got angry except when the commandments of Allah were violated. However, if we do fee anger for the sake of Allah, we should make sure that we are not actually getting angry for our own ego or interests, we should express the anger in the right way. Just because the anger is for the right cause does not give anyone license behave badly. There should also be some benefits in the anger.

Harmful Effects of Getting Angry:

There are many harmful effects of getting angry. These effects can harm us physically, socially or emotionally. It is well known today that the anger causes many health problems and can be a symptom or cause of mental illness, especially if not controlled. There are wisdom behimd shariah injunctions and improving overall well being is  one of the many benefits of controlling anger.

*To everyone who reads this post, you can share your ways too here. I always love every ideas, or corrections that come from you all. Truly! ❤

لا تحتقر من دونك فلكل شيئ مزية


تم التحريربواسطة: نهلة

قبل عامين، كنت معلمة في معهد الدعوة الإسلامية. علمت دروسا كثيرة، كنت ولية فصل في الصف الرابع.

ذات يوم، رأيت بنفسي أربعة طلاب احتقروا طالبا آخر صديقهم. وقالوا له ” انت أسود، ووجهك قبيح وانت من الجاهلين.” كرهت بذالك القول، فقلت لهم ،” لا يجوز ان تقولوا هذا، هل تشعرون انكم خير منه؟ قد نهى الإسلام هذا الفعل، هل تتذكرون هذه الاية؟ قال الله تعلى فى السورة التين ، لقد خلقنا الإنسان في احسن تقويم.” فسكتوا

فى رأيى انّ صديقكم له مزية أيضا، هو يستطيع ان يصور بالكمبيوتر. هل تستطيعون ان تصروا مثله؟ اذكروا هذا القول يا أبنائى، لا تحتقروا من دونكم فلكل شيئ مزية

فهمتم؟ فهمنا استاذة. تبسمت ودعوت الله تعلى سيجعلكم جميعا من الصالحين

images (33)Translation in English:

Two years ago, I was a teacher at Ad-Da’wah Islamic Elementary School. I taught a few lessons there and hold the fourth grade.

One day, I saw by myself,  four of my students insulted their friend, they said to him, “You’re black, you have bad face and you’re idiot!” Their friend didn’t say anything. I was really sure that he felt uncomfortable with that word.

I really hated when I heard that bad word, then I advise them, “O,  my students, don’t do bad act like this. Do you feel that you’re better than him? Islam has forbidden it. Do you still remember this verse, We have certainly created man in the best of stature.”

They were silent, then I continued my talk, “In my opinion, your friend has a talent that you don’t know yet. He can draw using paint apps in his computer. Can you draw like him? You must remember this beautiful word, Do not despise those who seem to be weaker than you are!”

Do you understand?”

“We do, Madam.”

I smiled at them, then prayed, May Allah make you all as righteous sons. Ameen.

My Story about Hijab.


بسم الله الرحمن الرحيم

A quote of hijab
A quote of hijab

Hijab is not a new topic, but it seems to me that telling this story would be nice. Hopefully. Do you believe me Brothers, Sisters? Wearing hijab was not easy for me, anyhow I was born as a muslimah. I needed several years to decide wearing it. Everyone has to work hard for getting Allah’s guidance. Indeed!

Here is my story!

  1. At Elementary School [1986-1992].

I have known about hijab’s rule since I studied at Elementary School. I began my elementary school in 1986. From the first to the third grade I didn’t wear hijab. In the fourth grade, my teacher asked the female students to wear hijab. He said, that muslimah should wear it.

I wore hijab of necessity. I hated it so much. I couldn’t be free. Guess, what I did then? I wore it only at class, and I opened it when the lesson finished. Aaaand in the fifth and the last grade, I didn’t wear it anymore. “YES, I’M FREE!!”

I wanna laugh if I remember my childhood. How naughty I was!

  1. At Yunior High School [1992-1995].

Cutting a long story short, I didn’t wear hijab at all. Bad time!

  1. At Senior High School [1995-1998]

In that time, I thought I have to change my appearance. I decided wearing hijab on the first day of my school. I felt I have to cover my hair and my body up. Alhamdulillah, finally I wore it at school. My friends were so astounding. I got various comments from them, containing positive and negative minds. I didn’t care for negative points. It was my choice. BUT, wait…… I wore it only at school. I did it till the last grade. I did not get hidayah yet. Maybe my effort was not so hard.

  1. At Islamic Boarding School [ Jami’atul Amien Al-Islamiyah 1998-2002].

After finishing my Senior High School, I continued my study to Jami’atul Amien Al-Islamiyah for about 4 years. I lived there with my friends and my amazing teachers.  I got many friends from other regions all over Indonesia. Wonderful relationship! I couldn’t go home easily, because it was so far, so I needed much money and times for home. I only went home twice on a year, for holidays only. It wasn’t problem for me.

From my boarding, I got the importance of hijab. My teachers, always explain us about hijab’s rules. My friends and I wore hijab almost the time. I used to wear hijab since that time. It became my habit.

Alhamdulillah, at least I got this hidayah. Allah has guided me, through my teachers.

Since that time, I have been wearing hijab, thus far. I don’t feel hot again. 😀

Although I stay and work at home, I have to wear it every day. Wearing hijab is my identity as Muslimah, and I’m so proud become Muslimah. Always trying be better as I can, insha’Allah. I’m grateful getting this guidance. Alhamdulillah.

Allah has said about hijab’s rule in surah An-nuur verse 31;

“And tell the believing women to reduce [some] of their vision and guard their private parts and not expose their adornment except that which [necessarily] appears thereof and to wrap [a portion of] their head covers over their chests and not expose their adornment except to their husbands, their fathers, their husbands’ fathers, their sons, their husbands’ sons, their brothers, their brothers’ sons, their sisters’ sons, their women, that which their right hands possess, or those male attendants having no physical desire, or children who are not yet aware of the private aspects of women. And let them not stamp their feet to make known what they conceal of their adornment. And turn to Allah in repentance, all of you, O believers, that you might succeed.”