Saturday, December 11, 2004

wa assaabiquun as saabiquun

Assalamualaikum warahmatullah

A note on the Fundraising dinner for the masjid tomorrow at the Alumni House, I think most of us have heard of the importance of building masjid and how much pahala and goodness akan dapat dari menderma utk bina masjid, so I won't repeat any of that. The program tomorrow is scheduled to be quite long, but from a past fundraising dinner I went to before, people are free to come and leave.

I hope that we'll see each other tomorrow, for one of the greatest matter in usrah is to help each other in being better people.

It doesn't really matter how much we give, but it matters *a whole lot* how sincere we are in giving. Those who have a lot of money can give more, while others who have less can give however much she can afford.

One of the stories that Imam Djafer told today during the khutbah was about how last week (or the week before), they talked about giving, and after the Jum'ah prayer, a young brother came up to him and offered a check. The young man said " I don't have a lot of money but I have read surah al waqiah and the ayah wassabiquun assaabiquun.. (those who are foremost (in faith and doing good), are foremost (in akhirah)) and I want to be one of the saabiquun so here is my check." maksudnya, right after dia dengar khutbah utk buat something good, terus dia bergegas utk do what he was advised to do.

I have read al waqiah many times, and i'm sure some of you have also read it more than once. Tp tak pernah pulak terfikir nak buat camtu :). Also, one of the nice memories I had from the past fundraiser I went to is how a person I know pledged to donated sooo much, and I know she doesn't make or have that much money. But she wanted to give and become one of the foremost people in akhirah, so she gave her best.

Semoga Allah juga beri kita peluang dan kekuatan utk jadi yang terbaik di dunia dan akhirat :) amin.

OK, that's it from me for today. Sorry for the long email :D. ganti usrah :)

* part of email. afwan, dah agak terlambat sbnrnya, tp sblm ni cadang nak post ni so kalau sesiapa nak emailkan pada group usrah boleh. still ada 15 mins before the fundraising dinner inshaAllah :).


At 12:02 AM , Blogger abli said...

thanks for sharing that piece, irah. very true... semoga semua mengambil peluang utk membina mahligai syurga. decisions, decisions to make... sbg selingan, saya ingin mengajak kalian untuk sama2 membaca terjemahan surah yaasiin, agar memberi manfaat dan aspirasi.

At 10:24 PM , Blogger nur mohamad said...

the fundraising dinner, as usual, was... subhanAllah, very affecting. Sheikh Abdallah Idris and his speech, "reach inside your hearts and ask yourself...", Ammo Mokhtar and his dzikrs, "everyone, close your eyes and say la ilaha illa Allah..." "[sometimes] saying them out loud [feels different]", Ammo Djafer and his du'a.. subhanAllah. + the whole atmosphere. Best2 :). Alhamdulillah.

(quotes tu, walaupun dalam quotation marks, are not verbatim. Jauh dari keadaan mereka yang boleh menghafal word by word what someone else mentions to them.)


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