Sunday, March 21, 2010

This Is A Post-Birthday Present =)

It's 21st of March today. Bella's birthday. Happy Birhday Bella (as if you will read this kan =p). This entry is not about Bella, its someone else's, whose birthday is yesterday, on 20th of March. It's hers.

Uhm, I don't really know what to say. Everything is already inside my head, as well as in my heart, but I don't know how to spill everything here. It's weird ea, since I rarely got problems with expressing my thoughts in words actually. But, when it came to her birthday (and she kept reminding me that I haven't wished her yet), I felt that this is something that I really have to do. To show her how much I appreciate her, to tell her how much she means to me, to let her know that I love her.

"The Believers are but a single Brotherhood; So make peace and reconciliation between your two (contending) brothers; and fear Allah that ye may receive Mercy."- 49:10

It doesn't matter whose daughter you are, whose daughter I am. We are bonded by a stronger bond than that. We are bonded by Islam. We are bonded in a relationship called ukhwah fillah. It doesn't matter how long have I known you, it's just numbers that show time (but to be exact..urm, 11 years?). No matter what, we will always be sisters. Sisters that love each other in the name of Allah. Sisters that work together in the path of jihad. Sisters that are willing to be united, and even be separated for the love of islam.

"Friends on that day will be foes, one to another; except the Righteous."- 43:67

I am grateful. There's no exact word to express how grateful I am. Alhamdulillah, ya Allah. Alhamdulillah ya Rahman. Alhamdulillah ya Rahim. Allah lets me know you. Allah lets me love you. Allah lets me have you. Allah lets me appreciate you. And most of all, Allah lets me do all that while I am conscious that there's no greater love than His love. Allah gives me a portion of love so that I can share that with you. How grateful I am! I want to love you because of Him, so that i will never be your foe on the Judgement Day. If my love towards you is not genuine, I'd rather lose you than losing His love and mercy. I know I want you to feel the same way.

"How many of the Prophets fought (in Allah's way), and with them (fought) large bands of godly men but they never lost heart if they met with disaster in Allah's way, nor did they weaken (in will) nor give in. And Allah loves those who are firm and steadfast."- 3:146

I just found this verse while searching something about dakwah in the Internet. And I'd like to share this with you. Do not lose heart. Do not get weaken. Do not give in. In life, there are thousands of challenges and tests. Sometimes we might feel like giving in. Sometimes we might feel exhausted to the death. Sometimes we might feel like it's already the end of everything. But, Allah loves those who are firm and steadfast. Allah is always with those who are patiently persevere (2:153). Allah will always help, and even promises a victory to those who believe (24:55, 47:7). And sahabat, there's no way we can just give in, for Allah's help will reach us at times when we least expected it, in a way that we can never think about. It's a matter of hope and faith. Have faith in Him, and never lose hope that He is always watching, caring and guiding us, in every single breath that we took.

"That is (the bounty) whereof Allah gives glad tidings to His servants who believe and do righteous deeds. Say, "No reward do I ask of you for this except the love of those near of kin." And if any one earns any good, We shall give him an increase of good in respect thereof; for Allah is Oft-forgiving, Most ready to appreciate (service)."- 42:23

And I'd like to ask from you the same thing as well; the love of those near of kin. Even in al-Quran Allah states the importance of ukhwah. The importance of loving a mukmin the way one loves himself. The importance of working together and forming a jemaah to work out the dakwah. Remember the one Hadith I gave you in Facebook few months back together with the song Sebuah Pertemuan? That is the one thing I ask from you, and I'm trying hard to give it too. To love someone the way I love myself. And even to achieve the highest level of ukhwah, to prioritize other mukmin's need before myself. And to be like the generation of sahabats, even to die to protect the ukhwah, the way Ikramah bin Abu Jahal, al-Harith bin Hisyam and Ayyasy did during the War of Yarmuk. Subhanallah, can we ever achieve that level?

Siti NurSyazwani Yusop, bersahabatlah dengan aku kerana Allah. Jika aku tergelincir dari landasan kebenaran ini, tariklah aku. Jika aku tersasar dari jalan jihad ini, pimpinlah aku. Jika aku terlupa tujuan sebenar hidup ini, ingatkanlah aku. Sayangilah aku jika cinta ini bakal mendekatkan dirimu dengan cinta Dia. Lupakanlah aku jika cinta ini hanya berlandaskan duniawi semata-mata. Aku sayang ukhwah ini, kerana hubungan ini mengingatkan aku kepada Dia. Aku ingin tersenyum bersamamu di akhirat kelak, aku mahu cinta ini diredhai Dia.

Siti NurSyazwani Yusop, selamat hari ulang tahun ke-20. Hiduplah sambil mengingati mati. Bergembiralah sambil mengingati duka. Berlapang dadalah sambil mengingati kesusahan. Berdoalah sambil berusaha. Bersyukurlah sambil beristighfar. Bekerjalah sambil mengingati Allah. Semoga setiap pekerjaanmu diredhai dan diberkati Allah. Semoga setiap pekerjaanmu diangkat sebagai ibadat yg memberatkan lagi timbangan pahala neraca al-Mizan. Semoga bertemu lagi, kalaupun tidak di muka bumi, doalah semoga kita dipertemukan di akhirat kelak.

"Sesungguhnya saudaramu yang jujur ialah yang selalu bersamamu, yang bersedia mengorbankan dirinya untuk dirimu. Dan orang yang apabila zaman berganti, tidak memutuskan hubungan denganmu, sekalipun bercerai denganmu, rasa persahabatan tetap untukmu."- Saidina Ali bin Abi Talib.

P/s=Thanks to websites dan bahan2 yg mnjadi rujukan, tak tertulis kat sini sbb banyak sgt, semoga ada imbalan yg Allah dah tetapkan. Kalau Wani baca, rujuk tafsir ye, mungkin akan lebih terasa kalau baca dalam bahasa Arab dan tafsirnya dalam bahasa Melayu. =) Lots of love!


crazyhorsea29 said...

ni gmbar bila?

sHieLa said...

huhu. gambar hari last puasa last year. ak, as, awin and kirah kuaq bukak posa kat kuala perlis. =p

wani said...

aku bru bca sbnanye
sbb ari tu xsempat
aku crik time yg sesuia utk feeling
shiela! thanx tau
syg hng
mn ad ayat 67 kt surah 43 tuh??
ke aku slah?

sHieLa said...

hee. sama2 wani sayang..
hehe. pasal surah az-zukhruf tu, mmg konfem hg kena pakai spek kan?? hee.