Monday, April 04, 2005

after a long hiatus...

auzhubillahi mina shaitani rajim
bismillahi rahmani rahim
alhamdulillahi rabbil 'alamin
wassolatu wassalamu ala rasulillah


After such a long hiatus from the world of blogging, alhamdu lillah today I had the chance to go online for a while to post something. I was reading a few blogs today and yesterday, and saw a poem from brother Zuhdi's blog -

Jika hati sejernih air, jangan biar ia keruh
Jika hati seputih awan, jangan biar ia mendung
Jika hati seindah bulan, hiasi ia dengan iman

[translation]
If your heart is as clear as water, let it not become murky
If your heart is as white as clouds, let it not become cloudy (any better word for mendung? :))
If your heart is as beautiful as the moon, decorate it with the light of iman


Incidentally, while I was in the surau (something like a masjid, but in Malaysia a surau is a smaller masjid) I had written something about qalb as well -

Hati
Retak
Bengkak
Pecah
.

Jangan sampai Mati
Tanpa Mandi
Hanya kafan hitam membaluti.

[translation]

Qalb
Cracked
Bruised
Broken to pieces
.

Do not wait for its death
without ghusl
only black shroud as cover.

----

Unfortunately, we all wish to have hearts like Zuhdi's poem: clear/transparent, white, and beautiful, like the hearts of those nearest to Allah and beloved by Him.. yet at least for my own poor self, only the opposite is true.

----

O Allah, send our greetings of peace and blessing upon Your beloved slave, the one whose face is like the full bright moon, sallallahu alaihi wasallam, and provide forgiveness and purification for us sinning, broken beings.

Malaysia
25 Safar 1426

5 Comments:

At 8:16 AM , Blogger asbah said...

assalamualaikum wrth,
jazakillahukhair for the poem and the translation ...
may Allah grant us steadfasness in mantaining our qalb, as it is the most difficult...
may allah give us sabr
may allah give us shukr
may allah give us tawakkul
may allah make it easy for us to make taubah

 
At 8:17 AM , Blogger asbah said...

anyway...in " after a long hiatus..." what does hiatus means?

 
At 10:05 PM , Anonymous Anonymous said...

'Hiatus' is a break in time or continuity... So when you have your summer break you would be on hiatus from your academic responsibilities.

 
At 1:00 PM , Blogger asbah said...

Imam Ibnu Al Qayyum Al Jawziyyah

The love of the Beloved
must be unconditionally returned.

If you claim love
yet oppose the Beloved,
then your love is but a pretence.
You love the enemies of your Beloved
and still seek love in return.

You fight the beloved of your Beloved.

Is this Love or the following of shaytaan?

True devotion is nothing
but total submission
of body and soul
to One Love.

We have seen humans claim to submit,
yet their loyalties are many.

They put their trust here, and their hope there,
and their love is without consequence.

 
At 2:26 AM , Blogger abli said...

ahlan... marhaban beek, ya ustadhah

irah is back in her groove. good to hear from you. mashaAllah, good job on the translation and reflection. keep those thoughts coming...

 

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