Tuesday, April 21, 2015

Just because I am right, doesn't mean I have to hurt the feeling of those who are wrong

Tegur kesalahan orang biarlah secara berhikmah.

Sabda Nabi SAW:

يَا عَائِشَةُ، إِنَّ اللَّهَ رَفِيقٌ يُحِبُّ الرِّفْقَ، وَيُعْطِي عَلَى الرِّفْقِ مَا لَا يُعْطِي عَلَى الْعُنْفِ، وَمَا لَا يُعْطِي عَلَى مَا سِوَاهُ
[حديث نبوي رواه مسلم]

"O Aisha, Allah is Kind and He loves kindness, and confers upon kindness which He does not confer upon severity, and does not confer upon anything besides it (kindness)." - [Narrated by Muslim]

"Wahai Aisyah, sesunguhnya Allah itu Maha Lembut dan mencintai kelembutan. Allah memberi kepada kelembutan hal-hal yang tidak diberikan kepada kekerasan dan kepada hal-hal lainnya." - [Hadith Nabi SAW riwayat Imam Muslim]

Di dalam surah Ali-Imran:

فَبِمَا رَحْمَةٍ مِّنَ اللَّهِ لِنتَ لَهُمْ ۖ وَلَوْ كُنتَ فَظًّا غَلِيظَ الْقَلْبِ لَانفَضُّوا مِنْ حَوْلِكَ

"Dengan sebab rahmat Allah lah kamu berlaku lemah-lembut terhadap mereka. Sekiranya kamu bersikap keras lagi berhati kasar, tentu mereka menjauh dari sekelilingmu" - [Ali-Imran : 159]

Also, a Facebook status by Sh. Yasir Qadhi:

It never ceases to amaze me how some disagreement between Muslims can make one so rude and foul mouthed.

Do you think you will get your point across by using vulgar words, mocking your opponent, talking sarcastically, and displaying the crudest of manners? Is this what 'being on the truth' teaches you? In that case, I do not want such a 'truth' that teaches you such arrogance, because I know that arrogance is of the most despised traits to Allah.

If you truly believe you are right, prove it by taking the higher moral ground, and being the more humble and kind hearted and soft spoken of the two. Learn from my Prophet (SAW) and yours.
May Allah guide us to the best of manners, for none can guide to the best of manners other than Allah! Ameen.

Sabda Nabi SAW: "Sesungguhnya yang terbaik di antara kalian adalah yang paling baik akhlaknya." - [HR Bukhari dan Muslim]

Sabda Nabi SAW: "Sesungguhnya orang yang paling aku cintai dan paling dekat tempat duduknya denganku pada hari kiamat adalah orang yang paling baik akhlaknya." - [HR Tirmidzi]

- Reminders for myself

Monday, April 6, 2015

Famous di Zaman Muda

Wise words from Sh. Salman al-Oudah:

The Harms of Fame

Ibn `Atā’ al-Sakandrī said: "If you are given fame early in life, you rarely succeed later in life."

The road to fame is traversed today with "likes" on Facebook and Twitter and with votes on reality television. It is a path which exposes young people to morally questionable relationships.

A lot of celebrities are deluded about their importance. They forget how they were in the past and how they might yet again become in the future.

Someone asked Ibn al-Mubārak what it means to be conceited. He answered: "It means to think that you have something going for you that others lack." [Sheikh Salman Al-Oudah]

May Allah grant us all humility and humbleness, and protect us from arrogance and seeking fame. Ameen!