=). tadi ada tazkirah lagi kat masjid. wee wee. =D
mari dengar analogi-analogi nih…
Amar Ma’ruf Nahi Mungkar – Preventing Evil and Doing Good is like 2 groups of people in a ship. Some people board on the upper deck and some goes to the bottom. Whenever the people at the bottom deck wants water, they will ask the people from the upper deck to send the water to them. At one point, some of the people at the lower deck will think, “Why do we need to bother about the people on the upper deck? We can dig a hole and take the water from there.”
If the people of the upper deck do not stop the people from the lower deck of this foolishness, the whole ship will sink and all of them will perish.
Go figure. 😉
Humans – Humans are like water. Water takes shape of which it is put into. When you put water in a big bowl, it will take shape like a big bowl. When you put it in a bottle it will take shape like a bottle. Humans too take the shape of the environment they are put into. If someone said that he can live in an environment of fitnah, and also stay in masjid no problem, that is NOT true. When you spend more time in the environment that is not deen, obviously your heart will get attracted to that.
Therefore, spend more, if not SOME, of your time attending events learning Allah’s words. So that Allah will soften your heart in receiving His messages in the hope that you will not get engrossed while catching your goal in this temporary life when you know there is a whole other eternal life waiting when you leave this world. Which of course you will regret in the end, if you don’t prepare.
The 5 pillars of Islam.
Really, what do you think would make the roof, the walls, the paint, the air conditioner, the lamps (chandeliers, if you will) and the carpeting?
There’s more to Islam than just that.
The Prophet SAW spend 13 years preaching to people with only the shahadah. If it is just uttering “LailahaillAllah, Muhammadur Rasullullah” that makes a Muslim, why do you think the jahils in Mecca were so angry that they were willing to kill? that they were willing to torture?
There must be more to the shahadah than just uttering the kalimah.
The obligations that comes with it.
The responsibilities that should be borne.
If it is just that that we can easily enter the Jennah, why do you think The Prophet SAW and the companions would go through all the trouble?
4:150. Indeed, those who disbelieve in Allah and His messengers and wish to discriminate between Allah and His messengers and say, “We believe in some and disbelieve in others,” and wish to adopt a way in between – 151. Those are the disbelievers, truly. And We have prepared for the disbelievers a humiliating punishment.
History is not something to be seen or to be gawk at or to be read. It is to be understood and to be learned. To understand the human course and their reasons of action. For we learn from them.
If we fail to see that, then it is indeed true that we are robots that have been programmed to contribute to the development of nations when some fine day will end up in the museum collecting dust and nothing more (Usul 20 29/9/07).