Saturday, May 30, 2020
Syawal 7: Jaga 5 sebelum datang 5...
Dengan nama Allah Yang Maha Pemurah Lagi Maha Penyayang; selawat dan salam ke atas junjungan besar Nabi Muhammad s.a.w.
"Maka sesiapa berbuat kebajikan seberat zarah, nescaya akan dilihatnya (dalam surat amalnya). Dan sesiapa yang membuat kejahatan, nescaya akan dilihatnya (dalam surat amalnya." (Az-Salzalah: 7-8)
Jaga 5 sebelum datang 5...
PAGI ke tengah hari 7 Syawal ini (Sabtu) saya melayan kehendak isteri. Mula-mula ke ibu pejabat pos. Isteri mahu hantar tiga bungkusan kuih raya kepada tiga orang anak. Seorang di KL, dua di Johor.
Saya memang 'malas' nak ke pejabat pos sekarang ini (musim perintah berkurung) kerana terpaksa beratur panjang di luar, kemudian di dalam beratur lagi dalam jarak satu meter di antara satu sama lain. Tetapi apabila melihat 'muka panjang' isteri saya pun pergi, dia menunggu dalam kereta.
Nak masuk pejabat pos kena tulis nama, catat nombor telefon lagi, selepas itu basuh tangan dengan sanitizer. Di muka pintu masuk kena ambil suhu badan pula. Beratur lagi untuk ke kaunter. Bungkusan bukan boleh hantar terus....kena isi borang, beli plastik...banyak karenahnya....saya pujuk hati sabar, sabar, sabar. Kira-kira sejam masa saya habis di sana.
Kemudian, kami ke bank. Isteri keluarkan duit menggunakan kad ATM-nya. Kali ini dia pergi, saya tunggu dalam kereta. Habis masa 10 minit. Di dalam bank, mana saya tahu apa yang berlaku. Ada SOP jarak sosial atau yang lain...tidaklah saya ketahui...melainkan jika isteri beri saya kat ATM-nya, bolehlah saya ke sana! Heh...heh...heh.
Berikutnya kami ke kedai 'hardware'. Isteri berhajat cat rumah. Entahlah, 'apa angin' lepas raya mahu cat rumah. Kena beratur lagi. Tiga empat lima orang di depan. Wajah dan perwatakan membayangkan mereka tukang rumah, tukang paip atau tukang apa-apa lagi. Mereka membeli simen, paku, skru, gelungan besi dan sebagainya. Mereka beratur dalam panas mentari. Saya suami isteri pun sama.
Jenuh menunggu. Maka hati menjerit sabar, sabar, sabar.
Banyakkan sabar di dunia ini, saya teringat pesanan seorang ustaz. Sabar adalah antara kunci kejayaan dunia akhirat. Sama ada anda sabar atau tidak sabar anda terpaksa mengharungi segala susah payah di dunia ini termasuk pada musim perintah kawalan pergerakan bersyarat (PKPB) sekarang ini.
Ya, bagaimana nak menyejukkan hati yang panas mendidih ini. Saya teringat sebuah hadis - daripada Ibnu Abbas, Rasulullah s.a.w. bersabda yang bermaksud: “Rebutlah lima perkara sebelum datangnya lima perkara. Masa sihat sebelum sakit. Masa kaya sebelum datangnya masa sempit (miskin). Masa lapang sebelum tiba masa sibuk. Masa mudamu sebelum datang masa tua dan masa hidup sebelum tiba masa mati.” (Riwayat al-Hakim dan al-Baihaqi)
Oleh itu ingat-ingatlah wahai LanH
1. Sekarang kamu masih hidup walaupun 'susah' pada masa PKPB ini. Gunakan sepenuhnya masa ini untuk mencari keredaan Allah termasuk melayan karenah isteri sebanyak dan sebaik mungkin sebelum kamu mati. Ingatlah ramai kawan-kawan kamu sudah meninggal...mereka tak mungkin boleh berbuat itu lagi. Malah orang dalam kubur itu meminta untuk dihidupkan walau seketika untuk mereka membuat kebajikan.
2. Yalah, kau masih sihat lagi (boleh bergerak ke sana sini walaupun ada kencing manis dan darah tinggi), jadi manfaatkan kesihatan ini...jangan persia-siakannya. Kalau tak sihat, takkan sampai ke kedai 'hardware'!
3. Bukankah kau masih ada duit sikit sebanyak...melaburkan sikit dalam membuat kebajikan. Aii, sikit pun tak boleh?
4. Yalah, kau ada waktu lapang...pergunakanlah.
5. Kau masih muda lagi...yalah belum sampai betul-betul tua. Nikmat ini juga jangan disia-siakan.
KESIMPULANNYA, ambil positif situasi PKPB sekarang. Pergunakan segala apa yang kita ada seperti umur (masih hidup), sihat, ada duit, ada waktu lapang dan masih bertenaga lagi (walaupun tak berapa muda) untuk membuat kebajikan sebagai saham kita ke SANA nanti. Oleh itu rebutlah 5 perkara ini sebelum datang 5 perkara!
JANGAN berangan PKPB ini akan berakhir segera dan selepas itu baharu kita nak buat kebajikan. Namun berdoalah dan 'capailah' (rebutlah) segala peluang yang ada sebelum umur kita berakhir!
Take care of 5...
In the name of Allah, the Beneficent, the Merciful; blessings and peace be upon Prophet Muhammad s.a.w.
The Declining Day (Al-'Asr)
1. By the declining day,
2. Lo! Man is in a state of loss,
3. Save those who believe and do good works, and exhort
one another to truth and exhort one another to endurance.
NOT long ago, I spent most time in bed as I was down with food poisoning and running a high fever. My bones aced and my head felt dizzy. The doctor whom I visited, explained my stomach was 'bloated' with air and that explained why I frequented the toilet and discharged watery feces.
While lying in bed, I remembered how several 'ustazs' (religious teacher) had repeated this hadith narrated by Ibn Abbas: Allah’s Apostle s.a.w. said: “Take benefit of ‘five’ before ‘five’: your youth before your old age, you health before your sickness, your wealth before your poverty, your free-time before your preoccupation and your life before you’re your death.”
Subhanallah (Glorious is God), when Allah SWT tested me with this little difficulty that was regarding heath, I realized how disorganized I had become, tonight was the fourth 'maghrib-isyak takzirah' (Islam lesson) in a row I had missed; which during 'normal days' I tried my best not to skip the almost daily classes.
Look, just because of a minor heath problem, I 'dared' to skip perhaps the most important of all 'refreshment course' (the tazkirah) for a Muslim as the Prophet s.a.w. had declared attending lectures is like being in a garden of paradise. Other that that I too skipped recommended obligations.
Fortunately, reminders from some 'ustazs' kept banging in my head. An 'ustaz' said it is natural for human beings to like and love for the things they think are good for them such as having power, leading a healthy life, a big family and have abundance in properties but they would be dismayed and lost hope when tested with sickness, passing of their loves ones, loosing properties and power.
He then asked his audience: "Is it you who 'own' this world (universe) or Him?" If we acknowledged that He is the master of the universe, we must learned to accept everything that He bestowed upon us. As our Creator, He knows everything about ourselves. He knows what is good and bad for us. Falling sick is a trail by Him to see how is our 'iman' (faith).
In society, there were people whose 'iman' increased when they were put into test such as when loosing their beloved ones or their homes burnt down. But there are also people who went astray...to some extend they blamed Allah SWT for their misery.
Some scholars told about a story of farmer who was a few days from reaping his bounty harvest, when it rained cats and dogs; his crops destroyed. The farmer could not controlled himself, he tried hard to drain the land; of course it was a fruitless effort. Angrily we went into the middle of the field; pointed his fingers into the sky to challenge God. It was a sad ending, suddenly there was lightning and thunder, the farmer was struck and burnt into ashes.
Gratitude helps increase one’s blessings. Allah says: “And (remember) when your Lord proclaimed: ‘If you give thanks (by accepting Faith and worshipping none but Allah), I will give you more (of My Blessings); but if you are thankless, verily, My punishment is indeed severe’” (Ibrahim 14:7)
Then what does Allah SWT says about the purpose of Him created us (mankind)? In Surah Adh-Dhariyat (51), 'ayahs' (verses) 56 and 57 He says: "And I did not create the jinn and mankind except to worship Me. I do not want from them any provision, nor do I want them to feed Me."
Yes 'our mission' in this world is to worship Allah. 'Subhanallah' (Glory to God) how is our days and years (time) spend on earth? Each and everyone of us is given 24 hours a day; let's us now evaluate on what we do in our everyday life. Perhaps our (the writer included) 24 hours were full of playful and useless activities and being wasted away without us being guilty! Perhaps some took granted the hadith: "Take benefit of ‘five’ before ‘five’: your youth before your old age, you health before your sickness, your wealth before your poverty, your free-time before your preoccupation and your life before you’re your death.”
If we were 'not serious' in our 'ibadah' (obligations) when we were healthy and full of energy, how could we increase our 'ibadah' when we lost four of the five situation mentioned. If we lost four of the five things mentioned, we still have time to repent..unfortunately after death it is up to Him The Most Gracious, Most Merciful to decide our fate in the Hereafter.
If we were in the best of health whats more when sick could not perform our obligation, for example we say he that we have no time for prayers or prayed 'in the nick of time' yet pious people during the same period of 24 hours could perform all five times daily prayers in congregation in masjids and some could offer up tens or even hundreds of ‘rakaat’ of ‘sunat’ (recommendation) prayers. If a ‘busy’ person complains he has no time to even flip the pages of the Qur’an, then there are pious people who could complete reading (khatam) the whole Qur’an in a day!
Allah SWT The Almighty has given us 24 hours a day, is it fair for us to give Him 'our lousy time'? If we have 'no time' to be with Allah SWT, then what could be said about our relationship to Him? I am afraid if we have 'no time' to Him, then 'He would also have to time to us'.
An 'ustaz' described the situation as such: "If you hired a worker what do you expect from him/her? Say his/her working hours is from 9 am to 5 pm (8 hours), what's your reaction if he/she spend 7 hours doing things of his/her wish and fancies and only an hour to do work subscribed by you? Of course you would get angry, would not pay him/her but 'kick him/her out'.
"Then please have a mirror to look at ourselves. Allah SWT has created us to worship Him but what's our attitude to Him. We not only 'do not do what He told us to do' but we go against Him; only once in a while we give 'our spare time' to Him. From our 'ill attitudes' we should be able to judge 'what rewards' we would get from Him.
Dear readers especially myself, please make full use of the opportunities given by Allah the Almighty, not to waste them. We should appreciate what we have especially the ‘five’ mention in the hadith - youth, health, wealth, free-time, and life. Jazakallah..du'a for my speed recovery of best health.