WARRIOR OF ISLAM, SALAHUDDIN IBN AL-AYYUBI

Learning from Salahuddin Al-Ayyubi, that only with JIHAD that Palestine could be retaken…..

The Great Leader’s name is Salahuddin al-Ayubi. The conqueror of Palestine who retook the holy land of Palestine from the hands of the crusader forces in Europe. The people of the West know him as Saladin, and his name has been immortal in Europe for hundreds of years. So great was Salahuddin, that in Europe a tax called the Saladin Thite was imposed.

Salahuddin al-Ayubi, was born with the name Yusuf Salahuddin bin Ayub in about 1138 AD. He came from the Kurdish tribe. His family lived in Tikrit, which today belongs to Iraq, a place where Islam was in its glory at that time . His father, Najmuddin Ayub, was banished from Tikrit and moved to Mosul, the place where he met with Imaduddin Zengi, the ruler of Mosul, who was also the founder of the Zengi Dynasty, who led the Muslim army against the Crusader forces in Edessa. Imaduddin appointed Najmuddin to lead his fortress in Baalbek. After the death of Imaduddin Zengi in 1146 AD, his son, Nuruddin became the ruler of Mosul. Salahuddin was sent by Nuruddin to Damascus to continue his education.

Salahuddin then entered Egypt. Egypt at that time was under the rule of Khilafah Fathimiyah. In the year 1171 AD, al-Adhid, the ruler of Egypt from the Dynasty of Fathimiyah died. Salahuddin hastened to break the power of the Khilafah Fathimiyah and immediately restored the legitimate authority to Khilafah Abbasiyah in Baghdad.

Salahuddin revitalized the economy of Egypt, reformed the military, as well as re-implemented the Islamic values. Salahuddin built schools and hospitals. He also opened the gates of the palace to the public, where previously it was only open to the nobility. At that time, the Crusader Forces attacked Egypt’s Alexandria, but with the perseverance of the Muslims and the help of Allah, the enemies were defeated.

Salahuddin always endeavored to expel the Crusaders from the holy land of Palestine, yet he thought, that in order to win he must unite Egypt and Syria, as idealized by Nuruddin. So Salahuddin came to conquer Syria without any significant resistance, in fact it was welcomed by the people of Syria. There, Salahuddin married the widow of Nuruddin to strengthen the ties between the ruler himself and the former authorities. When Salahuddin unified Aleppo in 1176, he was almost killed by the Hashashin, an organized secret group of assassins set up by the Shi’ah Ismailiyah to kill the leaders of the Sunni. With a remarkable political skill, Salahuddin requested approval from Khalifah al-Mustadhi of the Khilafah Abbasiyah to reconcile the territories which had not fully complied with Khilafah Abbasiyah.

A closeness with the ulama’s was then developed by Salahuddin, where he always asked for advices from the ulama’s in carrying out his military policies and administration. One of the renowned ulama’s from the Hambali Mazhab, Ibnu Qudamah, became an advisor to Salahuddin, and accompanied him when Salahuddin conquered Palestine.

After Syria achieved a stable condition, Salahuddin returned to Cairo to make some improvements. He entrusted Syria to his brother. Salahuddin built fortresses around Egypt to halt the enemy’s attack and protect its inhabitants. The construction of the forts was entrusted to Bahaudin Qarqusy. Salahuddin also built an armada fleet to protect Egypt from the attacks of the Crusader Forces.

At that time, the Muslims were in one of the their worst conditions. Pools of wealths and pleasures of life had blinded their inner eyes to the point that they were reluctant to go out for jihad. As the Islamic Khilafah had made life so rich and prosperous, the Muslims become so complacent that they were not able to withstand the attacks of the crusader forces. That’s why Salahuddin took the initiative to commemorate the Maulid Nabi Muhammad (Prophet Muhammad’s birthday) to prompt the Muslims to return to the path of Islam by conducting jihad and da’wah, to carry out the commands of Allah and His Rasul.

With the parade of the Maulid Nabi, Salahuddin reminded the Muslims of the struggles and sacrifices of Rasulullah and his Sahabahs in defending the honour of this religion of Allah. It is very obvious that the purpose of the Maulid Nabi to be held was to revive the ruhul (spirit of ) jihad of the Muslims which had long-frozen. After the parade of the Maulid Nabi was held across the Islamic countries, a very massive jihad forces was formed. Indeed, very different from the present Maulid Nabi. Today’s Maulid did not evoke the spirit of jihad and it was unable to form the jihad forces to liberate our brothers and sisters in Palestine who are slaughtered by Israel.

After all the consolidation was complete, Salahuddin began to look at Palestine which was dominated by the European crusaders. The screams of the people massacred by the crusader forces were ringing in the ears of Salahuddin. Year 1177 AD, Salahuddin started building up an army to wage jihad to retake the holy land of the Muslims.

First, he went conquering Askalon and Ramallah by defeating the Crusader Forces in some battles. However, in the Montgisard battle on 25th November 1177 AD, Salahuddin suffered a severe enough defeat when fighting the forces of Reynald de Chatillon and Baldwin IV, and it became a valuable lesson for him.

At first, the battle took place between the forces of Salahuddin and the forces of Baldwin IV the King Palestine, but then came the forces of Reynald de Chatillon, Balian de Ibelin, and the forces of the Knights Templar. Beaten so badly, Salahuddin’s troops were scattered and some of his best soldiers were martyred. Baldwin continued to pursue Salahuddin’s troops until the night time, Salahuddin retreated to Askalon to reach Egypt with the rest of his army. This defeat was appreciated by him in some way because it had led many of the Muslim army to their goals i.e shaheed, and at the same time it became a whip of encouragement for him to strive even more strongly.

The ruhul jihad continued to rage in the heart Salahuddin and he again formed the forces of Allah to seize Palestine. His caravans of jihad then traveled to Damascus, with jihad songs that invited all Muslims to join. Salahuddin then launched the next attack from Damascus. He attacked Tiberias, Tyre and Beirut. In June 1179 AD, Salahuddin’s caravans of jihad arrived in the suburbs of Marjayoun and met face to face again with the forces of Baldwin IV, his old enemy. Baldwin’s forces was completely defeated and many were captured inluding King Raymond. Baldwin himself escaped and retreated.

In August of the same year, the forces of Salahuddin besieged the Chastellet Fortress in Hebrew. This fortress had not been completed yet, only one wall and a tower were constructed. Baldwin himself was not on location, he was busy building up the forces in Tiberias. Salahuddin conquered this fortress and when Baldwin arrived from Tiberias (the distance is only a half-day journey), Baldwin saw the black and white emblems of Shahadah fluttering in Chastellet Fortress. In fear, Baldwin retreated.

Palestine is the holy land of the Muslims. An Ulama’, Ibnu Zaki, preached: “The city was home to your father, Ibrahim, it was from there that Prophet Muhammad ascended to heaven, the qiblat of your prayer at the beginning of Islam, the place visited by the saints, the resting place of the Apostles. The city is a country where mankind congregate on the Day of Judgement, the land where resurrections would take place.”

Salahuddin mobilized the entire strength of the Mujahideen to storm the fortresses of Palestine. Rows of red-hot stone hurlers (manjaniq) were deployed to demolish the fortresses of Palestine. Balian de Ibelin also responded with his own manjaniq, not a few Muslims were greeted with martyrdom. The Mujahideen’s pressure was so strong, resulting in Balian sending two envoys to ask for guarantees of safety from Salahuddin. But Salahuddin refused and reminded them of the great massacre they did one hundred years ago, in the year 1099 AD. In the end, Balian de Ibelin himself came to see Salahuddin and threatened to kill all the humans who were inside the fortress, destroy Masjid Al-Aqsa, and fight to the death, if his request was not received with security assurances. After holding a shura with some ulama’s and military advisers, Salahuddin accepted the proposal from Balian de Ibelin.

The conditions set by Salahuddin was that, Balian de Ibelin must surrender Palestine completely to the Muslims. And then the entire European Christian soldiers must redeem themselves within 40 days. In the end, on Friday which coincided with the Isra’ Mi’raj of Prophet Muhammd on 27th Rajab 583 H (2nd October 1187 AD), Salahuddin entered Palestine with peace and tranquility. Masjids were cleansed from the crosses of the kafir. And only with the jihad forces that Palestine today could be liberated from the hands of the despicable invader, Israel. Only with jihad…La haula wa laa quwwata illa billah!

Source: Gorezan Izzah (embunkemuliaan.blogspot.com)

 

QUEEN FOR ISLAM

So They Say Muslim Women Is Oppressed, Let’s Find The Facts, And Those Who Are Calling For Their Freedom Of Women, Let’s Call For The Equality, Let’s Call For Justice, Let’s Save These Muslim Women From The Oppression Of Today, So Let’s Free Her Please, Free Her From What? Free Her From Her Dignity Of Course, Free Her From The Clothes That She Wears, Free Her From The Pride That She Has, Free Her That She Doesn’t Know Who The Ancestors Were, Let’s Free This Girl, Let’s Set Her Free, Come On Girl, Come On Down. Come On Down When You Have No Value, Come On Down On Your Price Is For The Highest Bidder, Come On Down Where Every Time They Can Hear You Look At You, Come On Down That You’ll Be Judged According To 36, 24, 36, If You Fit The Bill, You’re Good. How Big The Measurements, How Good You Look Is Not What You Have Inside, It’s What You Have Outside, It Is A Superficial Short Lived, A Measuring Stick That Is Judged By A Human Being, They Put You Like A Hanger, They Put The Clothes On, This Year Is The Red, Everybody Wears Red, This Year Is Black, Everybody Wears Black, It’s Below The Knee, It’s Above The Knee, It’s Cut From The Right, It’s Cut From The Left, It’s Cut From The Front, It’s Cut From The Back. You Feel Like A Toy, You’re A Slave To A Man That Tells You What To Do, What Not What To Do, What To Wear, What Not What To Wear, Is That The Freedom You’re Telling Me About? Or Are You To Please Allah SWT, A Man That Doesn’t Care Who You Are, Where You Go, You’re Gonna End Up In The Hell Fire After Him Or Allah SWT That Wants You To Go In Eternal Happiness, Is That The Freedom You’re Telling Me About? Is This Who You Are? It’s A Choice You Have To Make Ukhti!
There’s No Shyness, Being Shy Is A Negative Characteristic, You’re Supposed To Be Assertive And Aggressive And Outgoing And Loud And Noisy, You Find That Young Muslim Sisters Are Bumping In To The Brothers And Pushing Them Around And Screaming In The Elevators And Laughing Loudly, This Is Something That You Can Not See In Muslim Countries When You Go To The Rural Areas, This ‘Hayaa’ Is Lost, This ‘Hayaa’ Is Lost Even From The Muslims Who Are Living In The West, And These Are Very Important Qualities, Because ‘Hayaa’ Is A Branch Of ‘Eeman’.

Every Successful Man Needs A Khadija, So The First Person To Embrace Islam Was A Women, The First Women To Die For Islam Was A Women; Sumayyah. The Greatest Scholar Of Islam Was A Women; Aa’ysha. The Person Who Loved The Prophet The Most Was A Women, Who Was That Women? It Was Faatimah. The Person Who Made The Biggest Sacrifice For Islam One Day Was A Women; Khansa. One Of The Greatest Fighters In Islamic History Was A Women, Kawlah Bint Al-Azwar, She Fought On Back Of Horses, Killed Many Kuffar And Sparred The Mujahideen On To Go On, The Warrior Behind The Veil; A Women, Women Were At The Forefront Of This Islamic Awakening, Side By Side With Rasullullah SAW.

I am QUEEN of islam.

PRAY FOR GAZA

#PRAYFORGAZA

Please pray for Gaza. Pray your hardest for them. It’s not happening to us, but I know that no one can stand seeing innocents being killed.

i dont know why they hate us so much,
what islam have done to them ?
we dont have any weapon like them,
we just have Islam & Allah in our soul,
but they kept trying to hurt me and my relatives at Gaza ?

O ALLAH, PROTECT THEM & SAVE PALASTINE FOR MUSLIMS

with love,
FatinFashiekin from MALAYSIA

PLEASE DONT HURT MY LOVE (respon for INNOCENCE OF MUSLIMS)

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Aku terdengar kekecohan itu. Seperti dunia sedang bergegar dan gunung ganang menangis. Aku melihat dari jendela kesibukan hidupku. Rupanya kekasihku dihina lagi yang entah buat kali ke berapa. Dan ummat baginda menjadi marah, lantas timbul kekecohan di sini dan di situ.

Aku menghela nafas. Sebak itu wujud.

Menutup mata. Aku dapat rasa ada cecair sejuk mengalir pada pipi di bawah mata.

Aku terkilan dengan kedua-duanya. Kepada yang membina video itu dan kepada yang merosakkan wajah Islam dengan sikap mereka.

Aku lantas melihat semula ke belakang. Kepada susuk tubuh itu yang kini abadi di atas helaian-helaian kertas di dalam kitab-kitab mukhtabar. Berusaha untuk mencari sesuatu.

Buat mereka yang menghina Rasulullah SAW aku itu.

Dan buat mereka yang berakhlak buruk, dalam mempertahankan Rasulullah SAW aku itu.

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Baginda kelihatan tersangat letih. Dengan darah yang menjadi warna tubuhnya ketika itu. Luka-luka menghiasi diri. Di sisinya Zaid bin Harithah berusaha memberikan yang terbaik kepada tubuh suci itu, tanpa menghiraukan dirinya yang turut luka-luka hasil jamahan batu-batu dari penduduk Ta’if.

Ketika itulah baginda berdoa kepada Allah SWT. Menyatakan akan usahanya, dan memohon ampun jika ini semua berlaku kerana kelemahannya. Menyatakan betapa lemahnya baginda, dan kepadaNya sahaja tempat baginda mampu bergantung harap.

Meruntun dunia mendengar doa itu, hingga malaikat turun memberikan tawaran. Jika mahu, gunung di Ta’if itu akan diangkat lalu dengannya Kaum di Ta’if itu dihancurkan. Namun di tengah luka dan kepedihan, di tengah kesedihan dan ketidak upayaan, Rasulullah SAW aku itu berkata:

“Jangan, moga daripada mereka, akan lahir orang-orang yang beriman kepadaNya.”

Aku yang tidak berada di sana, namun berdiri di tempat itu dengan dihubungkan helaian-helaian Sirah itu pada hujung jemariku, menangis.

Inilah Muhammad SAW yang dibenci itu.

Mengapa ini tidak diceritakan di dalam cerita mereka itu?

Mengapa ini tidak dicontohi oleh mereka yang mahu mempertahankan baginda itu?

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Baginda ketika itu dalam saat yang genting. Manusia-manusia rakus dari kumpulan kaafir Quraisy sedang berlumba untuk menamatkan nyawa baginda. Barisan tentera Muslimin di Medan Uhud yang hancur akibat ketidak patuhan sebahagian tentera, membuatkan tentera-tentera musuh berjaya menerobos ke benteng terakhir. Semua dahagakan darah baginda.

Yang ada di sisi baginda pada saat cemas itu hanyalah Sa’ad bin Abi Waqqas dan Talhah bin Ubaidillah. Mempertahankan Rasulullah SAW dengan segala kemampuan yang mereka ada, sebelum para sahabat yang lain tiba.

Ketika itu Ibn Qami’ah dari pasukan lawan berjaya menerobos dan melandaskan pukulan. Bahu baginda menjadi mangsa, dan kemudiannya pipi baginda. Hingga tali pengikat keledar besi yang dipakai baginda, terperusuk masuk ke pipi baginda. Beberapa batang gigi baginda patah, dan mengalirlah kemudiannya darah. Hingga baginda menakung dengan tangan suci baginda darah itu.

Saat ini, apa yang keluar daripada mulut baginda?

“Wahai Tuhanku, ampunkanlah kaumku itu, sesungguhnya mereka tidak mengetahui.”

Dan bersegeralah Abu Ubaidah yang telah sampai berusaha mencabut tali pengikat keledar itu, hingga giginya pula yang tercabut. Datang pula Abu Talhah, Abdurrahman bin Auf dan Abu Bakr mempertahankan baginda dan memukul musuh agar meninggalkan kawasan itu.

Suasana itu sangat mengharukan. Aku tidak berada di sana. Namun aku seakan wujud di sana. Bergetar hati ini ‘melihat’ suasana itu.

Mengapa ini tidak pula diceritakan?

Dan mengapa sikap itu tidak pula menjadi contohan?

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Kelihatan baginda mesra berlumba lari dengan Aisyah yang dicintainya. Kelihatan baginda menyantuni isteri-isteri baginda di rumah. Kepada Hafsah, kepada Ummu Salamah, kepada Zainab binti Jahsy dan lain-lain dari Ummahatul Mukminin, baginda mengasihi semuanya. Bahkan masih memuji dan mengingati isteri pertamanya Khadijah dengan penuh kasih dan cinta.

Seorang yang walaupun sibuk menerima tentangan, peperangan, memberikan penyampaian, keluar memerhatikan sahabat dan rakan, tetap pulang ke rumah dalam keadaan yang tidak membawa tekanan dan masih ada masa bermesra dengan isteri dan anak-anak baginda, membantu menguruskan hal ehwal rumahtangga.

Bagindalah juga yang menunjukkan contoh yang cantik kepada isteri-isteri baginda. Kala roti yang dibawa oleh Aisyah terjatuh, baginda adalah yang mengutipnya, meniupnya, dan memakannya. Tiada pembaziran di sisi baginda. Kala Aisyah cemburu kepada madunya Zainab, hingga menampar hidangan yang datang daripadanya, baginda adalah yang tenang dan sekadar lembut mengajak Aisyah mengutipnya semula, meminta Aisyah menghantarkan hidangan balas buat madunya.

Jika benarlah tubuh yang suci itu merupakan seorang yang gila seks, merupakan seorang yang sukakan seks dengan kanak-kanak, melakukan penderaan seksual, maka mengapa isteri-isterinya bahagia dan kemudian menjadi antara paksi penyebaran ajaran yang dibawa oleh baginda?

Baginda adalah yang mengangkat hak para wanita, para isteri, yang selama ini dianggap sekadar tempat melempiaskan nafsu dan melakukan kerja-kerja seperti hamba. Baginda adalah yang memuliakan para wanita dan menghormati baginda. Tiada baginda membentak isterinya kala makanan tiada, tiada pula baginda adalah yang bising kala makanan tidak kena dengan seleranya.

Maka mengapa itu semua tidak diceritakan?

Dan mengapa, dari kalangan ummat baginda, yang mengaku beriman dengan baginda, tidak mencontohi keadilan ini kepada wanita mereka?

Aku tidak berada di sana, tidak wujud kala baginda wujud, namun aku sentiasa tidak pernah gagal merasa hidup dengan kehidupan baginda. Kutekap buku sirah yang berhubung dengan tanganku ke wajah, kalaulah dari tulisan-tulisan itu dapat kuhidu haruman tubuh baginda.

Air mata ini mengalir.

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Apakah orang ramai mengenali Abdullah ibn Ubai ibn Salul? Kepala munafiq. Antara yang menyebarkan cerita fitnah akan kecurangan Aisyah RH. Antara yang membuatkan 300 orang dari 1,000 orang tentera Uhud berpatah semula ke Madinah. Antara yang berkata di kalangan orang ramai tanpa segan silu bahawa dia akan menghalau Muhammad keluar dari Madinah.

Hingga Umar RA yang terkenal pantas melindungi baginda ingin memenggal kepala celaka itu. Tetapi apa yang Rasulullah SAW lakukan?

Dihalangnya Umar, dan berkata:

“Apakah engkau ingin nanti manusia berkata, bahawa Muhammad membunuh saudaranya?”

Dan kala Abdullah ibn Ubai ibn Salul ini mati, baginda dengan penuh kasih, ingin melaksanakan Solat Jenazah kepadanya dan mendoakan kebaikan buatnya. Tetapi Allah SWT sendiri menghalang baginda. Hingga turun ayat:

“Kamu memohonkan ampun bagi mereka atau tidak kamu mohonkan ampun bagi mereka (adalah sama saja). Kendati pun kamu memohonkan ampun bagi mereka tujuh puluh kali, namun Allah sekali-kali tidak akan memberi ampun kepada mereka. Yang demikian itu adalah karena mereka kafir kepada Allah dan Rasul-Nya. Dan Allah tidak memberi petunjuk kepada kaum yang fasik.” Surah At-Tawbah ayat 80.

Tetapi kasihnya baginda, baginda berkata: “Maka aku akan memohon ampun buatnya lebih dari 70 kali.”

Dan kemudiannya Allah memberikan penegasan akan maksud ayat tadi:

“Dan janganlah kamu sekali-kali menyembahyangkan (jenazah) seorang yang mati di antara mereka, dan janganlah kamu berdiri (mendoakan) di kuburnya. Sesungguhnya mereka telah kafir kepada Allah dan Rasul-Nya dan mereka mati dalam keadaan fasik.” Surah At-Tawbah ayat 84.

Membuatkan Rasulullah SAW memahami bahawa memang tiada keampunan, buat yang mati tanpa bertaubat dari dosa-dosanya.

Namun kasihnya Rasulullah SAW itu terpancar pada tindakannya ketika itu. Walau Abdullah ibn Ubai Ibn Salul itu kerjanya hanyalah untuk melukakan baginda dari hari ke hari. Dari masa ke masa. Dari waktu ke waktu. Tetapi lihatlah bagaimana Rasulullah SAW melayannya. Berusaha hingga ke akhirnya agar seluruh ummatnya masuk ke dalam syurgaNya.

Mengapa ini tidak diceritakan oleh mereka?

Mengapa keindahan dan kecantikan sikap ini tidak pula dicontohi oleh mereka yang ingin mempertahankan baginda?

Aku tidak berada di sana. Tetapi kisah-kisah ini hidup bersama diri. Aku sentiasa mencari di mana semua ini dalam kehidupan hari ini, terutama di dalam diri.

Di manakah baginda yang dikatakan kita cinta itu, di dalam kehidupan kita ini?

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Kala tentera berzirah lengkap itu bergerak dari empat penjuru Makkah, menggegarkan kota suci itu dengan derap kaki dan tunggangan, semua yang wujud di dalam kota itu bergetaran. Bermain semula segala seksaan, hinaan, usaha untuk pembunuhan, kempen untuk peperangan, yang mereka laksanakan ke atas Rasulullah SAW.

Semua masuk ke rumah masing-masing, ada yang bersembunyi di Masjidil Haram, dan Abu Sufyan bersembunyi bersama keluarganya di dalam rumah. Kerana Rasulullah SAW yang mulia itu sebelum datang bersama 10,000 tenteranya, telah mengembalikan Abu Sufyan ke Makkah dengan mesej penuh kemanusiaan:

“Barangsiapa yang masuk ke rumah Abu Sufyan, dia akan selamat. Barangsiapa yang masuk ke rumah masing-masing, dia akan selamat. Barangsiapa yang masuk ke dalam masjid, dia akan selamat.”

Dan kemudian pecahlah panggilan agar semua berkumpul di sekitar Rasulullah SAW. Ada mata-mata yang sempat melihat bagaimana baginda masuk dengan menungganginya untanya. Tidak pula tubuh mulia itu mendabik dada pada hari dia sepatutnya melaksanakan sedemikian. Bahkan tubuh mulia itu menunduk, hingga kepalanya hampir menyentuh belakang untanya. Mulut terkumat kamit merendahkan diri baginda kepada Yang Esa atas kejayaannya.

Kala seluruh Makkah senyap hendak menerima keputusannya, baginda yang mulia itu bertanya:

“Sangkaan kamu, apakah yang aku akan lakukan?”

Berkatalah yang hampir dengan baginda:

“Kami mengenalimu sebagai orang yang baik, maka kami yakin engkau akan melakukan kepada kami yang baik-baik sahaja.”

Tersenyum baginda ketika itu, dan kemudian baginda yang pernah diseksa, dihina, diusahakan untuk dibunuh oleh penduduk Makkah itu berkata:

“Pada hari ini, aku berkata kepada kalian sebagaimana Yusuf berkata kepada saudara maranya: Pada hari ini tiada cercaan buat kalian, moga-moga Allah mengampuni kalian dan Dia itu adalah Yang Maha Penyayang dari kalangan Penyayang(Surah Yusuf ayat 92)”

Ya. Aku tidak wujud pada hari itu. Tiada di sana ketika itu. Namun aku dapat merasa getaran kasihnya baginda. Bagaimana seorang gila darah dan peperangan boleh melaksanakan tindakan sedemikian rupa? Bagaimana seorang gila seks mampu berakhlak sebegitu rupa?

Mengapa ini tidak diceritakan oleh mereka?

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Mereka menghina susuk tubuh suci itu, tanpa menyedari betapa baginda mengasihi akhi-akhi dari kalangan para Nabi. Sering dididik kepada ummat baginda, bahawa Musa itu saudaranya, bahawa Isa itu saudaranya.

Mereka menghina susuk tubuh suci itu, tanpa pernah ambil peduli betapa baginda sering berpesan kepada tenteranya agar tidak mencantas pokok sesuka hati, agar tidak menganggu orang yang berada di dalam rumah dan rumah-rumah ibadat. Sejarah sendiri mengakui betapa Salahuddin Al-Ayubi adalah bukti kepada indahnya ajaran baginda ini, menakhluk Baitul Maqdis dengan aman menyantuni ahli-ahlinya, sedang penakhluk Baitul Maqdis dari kalangan Tentera Salib menumpahkan darah hingga ke paras lutut kuda.

Kadangkala aku menjadi amat hairan dengan bagaimana mereka mempermainkan susuk tubuh mulia ini. Dikatakan kalau betul lelaki suci ini baik, maka mengapa ummat Islam ada yang melakukan keganasan.

Ya. Aku hairan apabila muslim melakukan kesalahan, yang disalahkannya adalah Islam.

Aku ingin bertanya, akan nuklear yang diturunkan ke Hiroshima dan Nagasaki. Apakah itu ajaran Injil? Apakah agama Kristian bersalah?

Aku ingin bertanya akan pengambilan Palestin dan penubuhan tanah haram Israel, pembunuhan demi pembunuhan di sana, kezaliman demi kezaliman di sana, apakah itu ajaran di dalam Taurat? Apakah boleh aku mahu menghina agama Yahudi akan kesilapan ini?

Islam dipersalahkan atas perlakuan Muslim, maka apakah mereka ini boleh menerima jika aku menyalahkan Kristian atas perbuatan penganutnya, dan Yahudi atas perbuatan penganutnya?

Pastinya atas dasar hak asasi manusia, kamu akan bising dan memarahi aku. Tetapi lihatlah kamu!

Saban waktu tanpa segan mereka menghina Rasulullah SAW, Islam, keEsaan dan keSucian Allah SWT, tanpa kajian dan pemerhatian yang menyeluruh. Gila seks, gila darah, itu sahaja tomahan mereka. Tomahan demi tomahan yang tidak langsung dilihat oleh mereka sisi-sisi lain kehidupan baginda.

Bagaimana baginda melayani cucu-cucunya yang bermain di atasnya kala dia sedang solat.

Bagaimana baginda bergurau bermesra dengan perempuan yang lebih tua, bertaraf nenek.

Bagaimana baginda duduk dengan orang-orang miskin sehingga yang datang melihat tidak mampu membezakan baginda dengan mereka.

Bagaimana amanahnya baginda, bagaimana belas kasihannya baginda dalam menjatuhkan hukuman, bagaimana bencinya baginda dengan kezaliman.

Mengapa ini semua tidak diungkit dan diangkat?

Dan yang buat aku lebih hairan, mengapa ini semua tidak dicontohi dengan baik oleh mereka yang mengaku mempertahankan baginda?

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Aku membuka mata. Keluar dari lautan imbasan. Kuletakkan kitab-kitab yang menceritakan susuk indah itu, dan kuhela nafas.

Rasulullah SAW aku itu, yang mulia dan cantik peribadinya itu, tidak pernah membunuh orang yang tidak sepatutnya dibunuh. Jika ada yang bersalah, maka yang bersalah sahaja menerima hukumnya. Di dalam Islam, tidak diajar bahawa anak mewarisi dosa ibu bapanya, orang lain mewarisi dosa orang lain.

Maka tiada di dalam akhlak Islam, tiba-tiba dibom bangunan, dibunuh orang yang tidak berdosa, atas kesilapan dan kerosakan yang dilakukan oleh orang lain kepada Islam kita.

Namun di sebelah pihak sana, tidakkah intelektual yang dicanangkan wujud pada diri mereka ini tidak terfikir, siapalah yang tidak marah dan terganggu emosinya kala orang yang dikasihinya melebihi diri sendiri dihina?

Justeru, mengapa mula mencari fasal?

Apakah tidak cukup sebelum-sebelum ini segala video yang menghina tatacara kehidupan Islam, Rasulullah SAW, bahkan Allah SWT sendiri dihina dengan rakus? Tidak cukupkah?

Dan kepada saudara maraku, entah aku fikir berapa kali kita menerima provokasi sebegini. Tidak kita belajarkah? Memang mereka sengaja mahu buat kita marah dan kemudian beraksi sebagaimana aksi-aksi yang tidak sepatutnya, agar perjalanan dan perjuangan mereka untuk memburukkan nama Islam menjadi lebih mudah.

Aku sentiasa berfikir bagaimana hendak mengubah suasana ini.

Lantas akhirnya aku tengok diriku.

Hei, kenapa aku masih duduk di sini?

Dan aku berharap nanti, Allah pertemukan aku dengan kekasihku yang dihina itu.

Aku mahu mampu berkata di hadapan baginda nanti:

“Sesungguhnya aku telah membelamu, dengan akhlakmu wahai kekasihku.”

Ya. Inilah yang aku akan lakukan, bila kamu menghina Rasulullah aku.

(LANGIT ILAHI )

DEAR READER

Brother and sisters,
This life is all about making choices,
And it is the job of young people like us to make the world a better place,
Because,
We are powerful beings,
We are perfect linings,
We are diamonds in the rough,
We are free from freedom,
We possess such skill that is so real,
We can go the extra mile carving a smile,
We are the cream of the society,
We are icings on a cake.

BUT!

We don’t even know we own all these capabilities,
All these credibilities.
What do we know then?
We have been wasting our lives with playing video games,
We have blinded by the selfish kind of love without nothing to gain,
We claim we have no time but isn’t weird we can spare time to watch movies?
We always say “I can’t, it’s impossible”, “I’m weak, I can’t do nothing” but that is just an excuse not to improve,
We are so immersed in entertainment and yet we say we feel nothing in prayer,
We are like fools we preach rules but don’t practice our own.
This is what we own and this is what we know.
But the companions of the prophet,
At the time we say we have no time they say we have no time to waste time,
At the moment we claim “I can’t, its impossible” they claim Nothing is impossible.
At young age, they have conquered nations after nations,
Making discoveries after discoveries,
Why the companions of the prophet are so determined in spreading Islam?
Because they know this life is short,
And within this short period of time,
They got to make sure they make history a reality.
Now you tell me,
How many hearts have touched?
How many verses of the Quran have we remembered & practiced?
How many discoveries have we made?
It’s time for us to change,
It’s time for you and me,
Either we make history,
Or become history.
We are the youth of dignity,
We are the catalyst in society,
We are the agent of change,
We are the youth,
Let’s bring Islam back,
We did it in the past,
Now let’s do it again.

with love,
FatinFashiekin

ROUTINE

I hate routine. Except when it comes to morning routines 🙂 That’s something I try and stick to! 😉

There’s something about starting your day on a number of pre-planned actions that really set your day straight. Below I describe the ‘ideal’ ProductiveMuslim morning routine. (Note: I assume that Fajr Athan is at 5.00am and that work starts at 8am, feel free to ‘adjust’ the routine below to suit your timetable inshaAllah)

4.00AM – 5.00AM: 5 Essential Actions

1. Wake up!

Perhaps the first and most important step to having a great morning routine is waking up early! And it is in that moment of indecisiveness – whether you should wake up immediately or enjoy your nice comfy bed for ‘5 more minutes’- wherein lies the secret to either a great day or a crazy one. Here’s a tip that always works with me for waking up: You know how shaytaan whispers in your ears “just sleep for 5 more minutes”… I simply whisper back to myself “just wake up for 5 minutes” 😉 Yup, you can imagine the rest. As soon as you’re awake and begin reciting the Adkhar and making wudhu, you can imagine what happens to sleep – (Gone! Left the building!).

 

2. Make the Dua(s) for waking up and recite last 10 verses of Surah Al-Imran

Alhamdulillah, we have a beautiful set of “waking up” supplications which Prophet Muhammad (peace be upon him) taught us. A collection of Wake Up Supplications can be found on MakeDua.com. My favorite is the recitation of the last 10 verses of Al-Imran (Chapter 3 of the Quran). You can almost feel your heart coming to life and being ‘juiced’ when the first thing you do as soon as you wake up is remember Allah & recite His Glorious Words from the Quran.

3. Make Wudhu

We can all agree, there’s something about wudhu that really focuses your positive energy and cleanses you inwardly as well as outwardly. I had a friend who used to call this feeling “WuBuzz!” short for the “Buzz” you feel after wudhu 😉 Don’t forget to say Bismillah before starting wudhu and the dua after finishing wudhu! The 8 gates of Heaven will be opened for you, (not a bad way to start your day 😉 and you’ll feel refreshed and ready for the day ahead.

4. Tahajjud & Witr

Tahajjud or Qiyaam has been described as the “honour of the believer”, because who else would go through what you just did (wake up, wudhu..etc) just to stand up and pray? The beauty of Tahajjud is hard to describe; from the feeling of tranquility in your heart and understanding the Quran better at this time, to feeling closer to Allah at a time of isolation from others and wishing that you would never get up from that prostration, to self-reflection moments that we rarely get a chance to exercise in our busy world… all of them and more come from Tahajjud! Finally, praying Witr after Tahajjud and making sincere dua to Allah is a true booster to your day!

5. Istighfar moments

Don’t forget to use the last 5-10 minutes before Fajr to ask Allah for forgiveness and making lots of istighfar so that you are among those Allah mentioned in the Quran: “And in the hour of early dawn, they (were found) praying for Forgiveness” (Quran, Chapter 51, Verse 18).

5.00AM – 5.05 AM: Fajr Athan

Say as the muaddhin (The person who calls to Prayer) says and don’t forget the Dua after athan. Supplications Related to Athaan can also be found at MakeDua.com

5.05AM – 5.30AM: Between Athan & Iqama

1. Pray the 2 rak’ahs Sunnah of Fajr

Don’t miss this! Prophet Muhammad (peace be upon him) said: “The two rakahs before the dawn (Fajr) prayer are better than this world and all that it contains. (Riyad-us-Saliheen (Hadith # 1102). Just think about this hadeeth for a moment; 5 minutes of your time to pray 2 short rak’ahs are better than this whole wide world with all its’ lands, people, treasures, nature and beyond! SubhanaAllah!

Also, if this is the importance and merit of the Sunnah of Fajr, what about the obligatory Fajr prayer itself? (There is a heartwarming video reminder to those who neglect Fajr Salah called: ‘Are you neglecting the Fajr Prayer?’)

2. Dua

Did you know that the time between the Athan & Iqama is a prime time to make dua? Make the most of it! Narrated Anas ibn Malik: “The supplication made between the athan and the iqamah is not rejected.” (Sunan Abu Dawood, Book #2, Hadith #0521)

3. Lie on your right side

Narrated ‘Aisha (May Allah be pleased with her): “Allah’s Messenger (peace be upon him) used to pray two light rakahs before the morning (compulsory) prayer after the day dawned and the Mu’addhin had finished his adhan. He then would lie on his right side till the Mu’addhin came to pronounce the Iqama.” (Sahih Bukhari, Book #11, Hadith #599)

4. Brainstorm session

I sometimes use this time to either plan my day, or brainstorm ideas for ProductiveMuslim/articles or just reading and writing. You’ll be surprised how active your brain is at this time! You’re awake, alert and kicking 😉

5. Quran memorization

Speaking of your mind being active, memorizing Quran at this time is incredible as well. I have tried memorizing Quran after Asr/Maghreb when I’m tired and back from work Vs. after Fajr. The difference is overwhelming, SubhanaAllah! After Fajr, your brain is truly like a sponge and it is the best time to memorize verses from the Quran :).

5.30AM – 6.00am: Fajr Salat & Dhikr

If you are a brother, and can get to a mosque no matter how far – go for it! The beauty of praying Fajr in the masjid is hard to describe. I prefer walking to the Masjid Vs. driving (cycling is good as well 😉 since you get a chance to breath in the fresh morning air; Allah says in the Quran: “And the Dawn as it breathes away the darkness” (Chapter 81, Verse 18)

After Fajr Salah, sit back, relax and enjoy performing the post Salah Dhikr and morning supplications.

6.00 – 6.30am: Recite, Read or Exercise

1. Quran Memorization/Recitation

Recite and/or Memorize Quran as mentioned previously, or if you have a good tafsir book, then reading the meaning of at least one page of the Quran is a great bonus!

2. Reading

Spend this time reading Islamic material. I stress that the reading must be Islamic, because as I mentioned previously, your mind is like a sponge at this time and is highly active. You want whatever you’re reading to be truly embedded into your mind & soul inshaAllah.

Suggested books to read: Hadeeth books, Stories of the Prophets, Seerah, etc…

3. Exercise

Another option is a quick 30 minute exercise. This could be jogging around the block, cycling, using a treadmill, some aerobics/cardiovascular exercises and anything that builds your stamina.

6.30AM – 6.45: Plan Your Day

This is where I plan the rest of my day, of course, using the Taskinator ;). Sometimes I check and send e-mails around this time as well to help me plan my day or set out tasks for myself and team members.

6.45AM – 7.00: Get Ready For Work

Shower, get dressed, and gather your paper work, (although organizing your items the night before makes this 15 minute process of getting ready a lot smoother!) Put things where you can find them so that you don’t waste time searching for them.

7.00AM – 7.10: Duha Prayers.

Nothing sets your day straight like Duha prayer, as mentioned in the “Top 7 Spiritual Productivity Habits” to adopt. Nu`aym ibn Hammar (Allah be pleased with him) relates that he heard the Messenger of Allah (peace and blessings be upon him) say: “Allah Most High says: O child of Adam, don’t fail to perform four rakahs in the beginning of your day, and I shall be your sufficiency at its end.” (Abu Dawud (1289) and Tirmidhi (475).

7.15AM – 7.30AM: Breakfast

Reward yourself for a ProductiveMorning with a big FAT hearty (healthy) breakfast! Try to avoid caffeine and have a fibre filled bowl of goodness to set you in good stead.

7.30AM – 8.00AM: Commute to Work

Don’t forget my tips about commuting ProductiveMuslim style! 😉

Imagine if all your mornings were like the above… how much will you gain spiritually? How much knowledge will you acquire? What will your mood be like for the rest of the day? Try the above, just for one day, and let me know how it goes inshaAllah.

 

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SILENCE IS BETRAYAL

Free for Syria !!
A picture tells a thousand STORIES : this doest just that !
in fact the whole album does,
i wish i could have been there to partake
Pointing to the banner with
“silence is betrayal”
which was dropped off the bridge
This scene speaks for how Bashar
thugs force people to worship Bashar Al Asaad

Scene of a mother grieving over her lost son,
in this case hamzah

The scene they’re about, all the women
being assaulted and abused ;'(

it is so sad to see another Muslim country in crisis
BUT
an honour to see our children fighting for their
rights and pride

all the pictures brought tears into my eyes,
it makes me cry. sincerity touches down my heart ! ;'(
SubhanaAllah 😥
sincere,
FatinFashiekin

BUMI PALESTINE

Bumi Palestin,
Berabad lamanya engkau dizalimi,

Penuh penderitaan dan seribu satu kisah,
Ditindas sewenangnya tanpa berhenti,
Namun engkau tetap teguh kekal berdiri..

Bumi Palestin,
Penderitaanmu tidak bisa dimengerti,
Apatah lagi untuk bisa diselami,
Bermalamkan dengan serba ketakutan,
Bersiangkan dengan harapan bersemi..

Bumi Palestin,
Sampai bilakah terus begini,
Seperti pengemis dibumi sendiri,
Meminta simpati pada yang tak sudi,
Walaupun tanah yang empunya diri..

Bumi Palestin,
Bangkitlah bersama berganding bahu,
Bersatu menjadi kukuh,bercerai kita runtuh,
Agar generasi masa mendatang,
Bisa tersenyum penuh kesyukuran