All due to His blessings, my week this week has been fully maximized to its best. Although it was not a smooth sailing, it certainly was the most productive I’ve had. Besides, for as long as we concentrate on the downsides, we’d always be blinded to the upsides it has, right?
23:78. And it is He who produced for you hearing and vision and hearts; little are you grateful.
23:78 Dan Dialah jua yang mengadakan bagi kamu pendengaran dan penglihatan serta hati untuk kamu bersyukur; tetapi amatlah sedikit kamu bersyukur.
My Monday started off with me voluteering for the Islamic Awareness Week organised by ISSUA (Islamic Student Society University of Adelaide) at our uni in our effort to spread the truth.
The event took off on Monday and ended on Friday.
IAW began with Information Day for the first two days where the public can come in to obtain information on Islam.
Subhanallah, the exhibition really opened my eyes wide in accepting the fact that there ARE people who are still searching.
The reception from the non-muslims was overwhelming.
And I’m not talking about the numbers.
It never was the number game.
It was about how and why they came in to the exhibition that took me by surprise. To see the sincerity in searching, the thirst for knowledge, the respect they put forth, the curiosity to clarify and most importantly the courage to come forward to the exhibition in the first place that struck me the most.
Having only three hour classes on both days put together gave me the opportunity to be involved during most of the exhibition. I can even recognize the faces of who have been to the room and who has not.
May Allah open those whose hearts are still searching for the truth.
For the rest of the weekdays, ISSUA organized scheduled screenings about Islam at the Union Cinema. Alhamdulillah, that went well too.
The one thing that I learnt volunteering for this event is the fact that no matter what we do to earn a living, we will always be first and foremost, Muslims.
Therefore, the obligation that was borne unto us to spread the words of Allah to others has never been lifted. Often we reason, that we couldn’t find the time to do this due to other duties, but that’s not how it is suppose to work, is it?
3:110. You are the best nation produced [as an example] for mankind. You enjoin what is right and forbid what is wrong and believe in Allah. If only the People of the Scripture had believed, it would have been better for them. Among them are believers, but most of them are defiantly disobedient.
Anyways, at one point of the event, I was asked to give out flyers to people who were walking passed the exhibition room. To be honest, only Allah knows how scared I was when I was asked to do that. It sounds simple I know; just shove the flyers in their hands – but it takes a lot of courage to do that.
The first 15 minutes was not successful because I was hesitating and embarassed of handing out the flyers and I just let them pass by either saying hi or just standing behind the information table like a stool.
With every person that passed, my head started to wonder, how much of the reward of one flyer am I going to miss just because I am scared?
Then it suddenly hit me – it is Allah who controls all our hearts. The outcome we expect from what we do would not happen if Allah doesn’t want it to happen.
If He doesn’t want the people who were passing by to come in, they wouldn’t come in anyway.
1+1 does not equal to two.
It came in an instant into my mind that the fact that Allah only counts our effort and not the outcome of our actions should give me enough strength in handing out the flyers.
So what if they don’t come in?
Allah doesn’t count that, does He?
After that, the rest was history. =)
So, on Friday, I went to the last screening for IAW titled Muslims in Australia. It was a documentary of a Muslim brother in search of finding how Islam and Australians first came into contact. The documentary was beautifully done I’d say. In the video, there is this part where a few brothers who have accepted Islam talked about their experience. While everyone was saying how they come to pleasantly accept and embrace Islam, one brother expressed how angry he was when none of his Muslim friends ever tried to explain Islam to him. What he said made me think – how much more are we going to sit back and not try and explain this religion to others? What will we answer to Allah during the Day of Judgment?
Let that lingers for a while.
Hopefully it will manifest into actions.
So, Saturday came.
Ihya’ Ramadhan organized by MISSA. It was held in preparing us for the Ramadhan coming. And frankly speaking, I can’t wait!
Allahumma balighna Ramadhan. Ameen.
Along came Sunday.
By midday, my heart felt heavy for there is something that immediately needed amend. It was not something I expected for I vision something big. And apparently thinking big also means I have to think the little things that I missed the chance to evaluate what that little things might cause. Hence, I called someone for comfort, and I think I got more.
Sabda Rasulullah “Tiada ketaatan kepada manusia dalam maksiat kapada Allah SWT”.
I know I must do the right thing.
To that someone, Ma’at taufiq wan najah.
Jazakillah for everything.
I pray for your success in everything that you do. =)
Anyways, when I came back home in the evening, I had nothing much to say as I had a lot to think and to take care of.
And as usual, I on my laptop while thinking back about this week, and I must say, by just turning a blind eye towards the problem and focusing on what I had done this week, my heart felt lighter. And what is life anyway without hurdles to go through? Every single thing is a tarbiyyah from Allah, no? I could only smile and thank Allah for everything He has given. Oh, and I read something on the internet that made me smile from ear to ear. It was a comment from someone taken from my old blog.
where were the invisible mouse n pumpkins?
anastasia yang dah bertaubat said…
woho.. jgn main2 hal prince2 nih.. that invisible prince sedang mencari kaki princessnya untuk dimuatkan dgn kasut kaca..
p/s:kne cuci kaki selalu la nmpak gayanya. haha..
gurau, gurau juga.. analoginya di sini.. that lucky man sedang mencari yg solehah untuk dijadikan teman. mungkin dia sedang berada jauh dari awk, so.. krenya xnmpak n tak jumpa lagi la.. hikmahnya byk.. Allah akan pertemukan korang ble masing2 dah betulkan diri.. sampai ble terjumpa nanti.. “uisy..solehnya dia..” dia pun..”uisy.. solehahnya dia.. ini la yg saya cari2″ [cececeh..senyum meleret la tu].. kasut tu.. analogi hati.. dia sedang mencari hati yang sesuai untuk dijadikan suri hidup.. so.. cuci2 hati selalu.. insyaAllah.. akan tiba harinya =)
jangan risaukan urusan Allah..mari setelkan urusan kte.
Urusan Allah untuk mempertemukan.. urusan kte untuk prepare sehabis baik. OK?
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Jazakillah ‘anastasia’ for the comment. Made me smile, really. =)
Lastly, here are two new (to me at least) nasyeeds that I first listened to during the week.
CoTu – Lord of Ramadhan
Mirwana – Semalam
Have a go at listening them. They won’t disappoint, I promise. =)
Thank you Allah for this wonderful week.
Ya muqalibal qulub thabbit qalbi ‘ala deenik.
Oh turner of the hearts! Keep my heart steadfast on Your Deen.
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