Ahlan-wa-Sahlan 1433!

We date ourselves from the night that the Prophet Muhammad began his journey from Makkah to Madinah, 1432 years ago. This journey is a history in itself and in it is a message for humankind of historical proportions. This journey of the Prophet showed us that it is incumbent upon humankind to pursue the establishment of a Peaceful and Just society. Physical migration and perseverance is an important milestone on the road to establish Peace and Justice. Intellectual migration from the subjugated minds to an awakened spirit is even more important. Prophet Muhammad was commanded and led to continue the struggle of establishing Peace and Justice for entire humanity.

It is inspiring indeed to see the clarity and purpose of his mission in spite of life threatening challenges for himself and his handful of friends at the time of migration. The message of One God is timeless and universal as started by Prophet Adam and continued by Ibrahim (Abraham), Isa (Jesus) and Muhammad, peace and blessings be upon all of them. Although it is needed everyday but specially as we mark the beginning of a new calendar year, it is all the more important, to renew the same call that was made by all of the prophets in their own times. The human society deserves to marvel its scientific achievements but cannot afford to act like an ostrich!. Moral degradation, selective justice, purposeless life, meaningless pursuits are coveted principles of post-modern society. The world today refuses to understand the concept of justice. Within this global system, the poor South had to “pay” the rich North approximate 264 billion in debt servicing in 1998. It is estimated that more than a Million children die across the ‘Developing World’ (a.k.a. Third World) each year because of debt payments. It should also be noted “in 1990 20% of the world’s population who live in the richest countries had 40 times the income of the poorest 20%? And by 1995, 90 times as much income.” What is even more distressing, “the world’s 100 richest people have a combined wealth of over US$2 Trillion, equal to the annual income of the poorest 47% of the world’s people (2.5 billion). The three richest people have assets that exceed the combined GDP of the 48 least developed countries.” Ads by Google: Advertisements not controlled by IslamiCity These statistics are just the tip of the iceberg-and only the economic iceberg at that! If we examine the data on other structures-from resource control and technology information to everything in between it is even more discriminatory. It is shocking that such severe iniquities have been allowed to persist for so long at the global level. The world is crying out (silently) for conscientious people to step up and stop the exploitation of weak and the inequitable distribution of wealth, and the wide chasm that divides North and South. In the migration of Prophet Muhammad , we learn of an amazing blend in the pursuit of establishing Peace and Justice without depriving any one or creating any disparities. Followers of his mission must examine the much too flexible approaches and compromising attitudes being adapted today. The timeless and universal call of One God must continue to be made but not by compromises. Migration of minds and thinking is the need of the day. In fact, intellectual revolution is an essential pre-requisite before the socio-political order in a society can be changed. Some people still carry the intellectual baggage of the colonial era. This has prevented them from understanding the issues clearly and to bring about meaningful change in their societies. The life of the Last Prophet offers an excellent example to follow in plotting the way out of a quagmire of inequities and injustices.

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A Letter on Preparing for Death

This is  actually a short letter of advice and wisdom on preparing for death translated from Arabic to English. The letter was written by Imam Al Ghazali in a concise and almost simplistic style, though the message imparted was one of great spiritual depths.  May Allah make us among those who experience that state, and who ready and beautify themselves properly for the journey to His Divine Presence, Ameen.

[I begin] with the name of Allah, Most Merciful, Most Loving. We rely on Him, and seek help from Him alone. All praise is due to Allah, and may blessings be upon the Messenger of Allah Muhammad, his family, and his companions one and all. Allah the Exalted said, “Is one whose chest Allah has opened to Islam [sharaha Allahu sadrahu] so that he has received light from his Lord (no better than one hard-hearted)?” (Qur’an, 39:22) The Messenger of Allah ﷺ was asked about sharh as-sadr and he said, “It is a light cast into the heart by which the chest is opened and expanded.” He ﷺ was asked, “Is there a way of recognizing one who possesses that light?” He ﷺ responded, “Yes. [Such people can be recognized by their] indifference towards the abode of delusions [i.e., the life of this world], their constant turning towards the abode of eternity [the hereafter], and their preparation for death before it arrives.” He was asked, “How does one prepare for death?” He ﷺ said, “Those of you who remember it the most are the best prepared for it.” — You have asked – may Allah grant you success – about readiness for death, and the conditions and means [of attaining that spiritual state]. When is a servant (of God) ready for death? What should one strive to achieve so that he or she is fully prepared for this path? Know that death is an expression used for the journey from this world to the Divine Presence, for to Allah is the ultimate return. Anyone traveling to a royal court is in need of three things for his journey: a severing of the ties that keep him from advancing; a preparation of provisions for the road; and an acceptable gift for the king, to present to him and by which to attain his pleasure. Similarly, the traveler journeying to the Divine Presence is in need of three things: preparation of his provisions, a cutting of ties, and the offering of a gift. The traveler’s provision refers to a deep consciousness of God (taqwa). Allah says, “…And take a provision with you for the journey, but the best of provisions is taqwa.” (Qur’an, 2:197) The cutting of ties means a severing of the heart from the pleasures of this world. This is what was meant by the Prophet’s ﷺ words, “an indifference towards the abode of delusions”. The gift to be presented to the King is love, the origin of which is in true gnosis (ma’rifah) and faith (iman). We will explain these three essential matters in further detail.

1. Provisions for the Road

There is no provision for the journey to the hereafter except taqwa. Taqwa means obeying the commandments of Allah Most High and avoiding that which He has prohibited to such an extent that one fulfills all of Allah’s commandments and remains far removed from all of His prohibitions. If one has always done so, then this is a type of excellence and inner strength that is without equal. If, however, a person has some deficiencies in this matter, then he or she will not be ready [for the hereafter] except by rectifying them. This can be done by analyzing and reflecting on one’s state from when one first reached the age of legal responsibility (bulugh). The servant must then busy himself with making up for what has passed, and seek to correct those matters in which one had erred.

In regards to the commandments of Allah, the servant should begin with the fundamental pillars of Islam, such as the ritual prayer, the poor-due and the pilgrimage. If one finds a shortcoming in his or her performance of one of these acts, one should seek to remove the burden of responsibility from oneself by making up for them. One should continue doing so until he or she is certain that no obligation remains undone. As for the prohibitions, [they are of two types]. The first type is entirely related to the rights of Allah [and not the rights of other people], such as fornication, drinking alcohol, listening to musical instruments, and engaging in [other] forbidden acts. [Disobeying a prohibition of this type] can be remedied by sincerely repenting, feeling intense regret for the sin, seeking Allah’s forgiveness and pardon, and resolving strongly and with determination to never return to it again. [Know that] sincere repentance is a remedy for every sin, and a penitent person is like one who has not sinned at all. The second type of prohibition is related to the rights of other servants, such as wronging someone in terms of wealth or reputation. [Violating a prohibition of this type] can be rectified by giving the oppressed person back his or her due right. The servant should seek to do this in all of one’s dealings with others, and should scrutinize personal relationships carefully [to make sure that one has not been unjust to others]. One should seek to liberate himself from others’ rights upon him by returning what is in one’s possession of their wealth, compensating for what one may have consumed from it, and making amends for backbiting or speaking ill of others. This type of harmful speech is a great wrong, and a person cannot be freed from it except by [seeking the pardon of] the oppressed. The servant must ask forgiveness from every person he has harmed in his life through backbiting or other hurtful words. If a person who has been wronged refuses, then one should be kind to him so that his heart will eventually lean towards forgiveness. If the oppressed person passes away or becomes otherwise unreachable, the servant should increase in good deeds until he has performed an amount that he believes would be sufficient for the oppressed if it went to him on the Day of Judgment. Know that sufficient provision for this journey is in obeying Allah’s commands, abstaining from His prohibitions, and striving to perform numerous extra good deeds. Good works are a means of elevating one’s spiritual rank. The more good deeds one performs, the more one increases in safety and faith. In conclusion, provision for this journey consists of commission or omission of acts in accordance to Allah’s commands and prohibitions.

2. Severing the Ties that Prevent One from Advancing

A traveler may be tied down by his or her debtors, as if they were holding on to the very tails of his clothing and preventing him from moving towards his destination. In order to advance on his journey, the traveler must [free himself from them] and break all ties with them. Similarly, the attachments that prevent one from journeying towards the hereafter are numerous. Yet all of them are connected to the love of this world, longing for it, and the inclination of the lower self towards it. One who has no beloved in this world is completely ready for death. One who loves someone in this world, but finds that the love for Allah is stronger and more intense in his heart is also ready, though his level is not like that of the former. A sign that a servant has true love for Allah is that he or she does not have any feeling of dislike towards death, no matter when it may come. An aversion to death is a sign that this world and one’s status in it is more beloved to a person [than meeting Allah in the hereafter]. One who dislikes death because he has not yet rectified the wrongs he has committed against others or overcome weaknesses within himself may be excused for his dislike, however, this servant cannot be considered ready [for the journey ahead]. One who is ready would have already exerted himself in these matters, and would not have left any task undone that would distract and busy his heart. Disconnecting one’s heart from the life of this world is not fully achieved unless one also possesses a balanced character and a sound and upright heart. This occurs by purifying the heart from ostentation, envy, hatred, arrogance, and all of the negative qualities that we have mentioned in our work al-Muhlikaat (in the third section of Ihya Ulum ad-Din). These are the ailments of the heart [that must be cured], for an ill person is not one prepared for travel. It is not a requirement that the servant be entirely free of these negative qualities, but that they remain weak inside a person and are not intensified by actions or words that are contrary to the path of God-consciousness. The Prophet ﷺ said: “The child of Adam will never be safe from three things: envy, fearing evil omens, and having bad opinions of others. I will inform you of a means of escaping from them. If you feel envious towards someone, do not seek to attain what he or she has. If you observe an omen said to be evil, continue without any change in your behavior. And if you think ill of someone, do not try to confirm your thoughts [by discussing them with others.]” Thus removing these elements entirely from one’s inner self is not a necessary condition for being saved. It suffices that one does not manifest them by acting in accordance to them. A balanced character is what is really essential, and is what is meant by the expression khuluq al-hasan. One does not attain such character except through struggle, hard work, and recognition of the areas in which one has been self-deluded. All of the [negative] qualities we have mentioned here are produced by love of this world. If a servant realizes that the hereafter is better and everlasting he or she would certainly prefer it over the life of this world. Such a realization is a fruit of this knowledge, and such knowledge is what comprises the branches of faith.

3. Presenting a Gift to Allah Most High

The gift [that a traveler to the hereafter should prepare to present to the Divine] is faith (iman) that engenders love for Allah Most High. We mean here by faith a gnosis (ma’rifa) that overwhelms the servant completely and overtakes his heart entirely, until it is as if the servant actually sees Him. Faith then becomes something vital to the heart, persistent and constant in it, to such an extent that nothing comes to the servant’s mind except Allah, neither in deeply-rooted thoughts nor in fleeting ones. [A constant awareness and focus on Allah, to the extent that not even a fleeting thought enters one’s mind] is the highest state [of faith].

The first [and lowest] level of faith is like believing that someone named Zaid is inside a house because one has been told so by a person one trusts. The second level is like believing Zaid is inside because one hears the sound of his voice. The third [and highest level] is like actually seeing him. Each level produces an increased amount of happiness and delight [for the servant, as compared to the one lower than it]. These feelings cannot be precisely described [but can only be experienced with the heart]. Such are the varying degrees of faith. As for the branches of faith, they are numerous, while its roots are three: to have belief in Allah, belief in the Last Day, and belief in the truthfulness of the Messenger of Allah ﷺ. Complete faith in Allah includes belief in His attributes as they are elucidated in the Quran without being combined with innovations, uncertainty, wavering or doubt. One should believe that He has perfect knowledge and absolute ability, that His will is always realized and effectual [with no exceptions], and one should affirm with certainty whatever one can of His noble attributes. One should believe in regards to the Last Day that one will be recompensed in accordance to one’s actions, rewarded for obedience [to Allah] and punished for disobedience. [If one understands and believes this,] then this suffices for the servant, and it is not obligatory upon him or her to know more details [of the Day of Judgment than this]. One should believe that the Messenger of Allah ﷺ was truthful in everything that he taught. If one believes in this, even if one does not know his ﷺ teachings in detail other than what is obligatory, it suffices for the servant. –– This is what it means to prepare for death; and Allah grants success to those who seek to ready themselves [for the journey ahead]. To Allah belongs success and protection. All praise is due to Allah in the beginning and the end, and may peace and blessings be upon the Noble Messenger Muhammad, his family and companions. –-– This letter was completed by Allah’s help and good favor, and may blessings be upon Muhammad and his family.

By the Imam Hujjat al-Islam (The Proof of Islam) Muhammad bin Muhammad Abu Hamid al-Ghazali

Translated by : SHAZIA AHMAD

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Peaceful Nights

Allah, the Exalted, says: “Indeed, in the creation of the heavens and the earth and the alternation of the night and day are signs for those of understanding–who remember Allah while standing, sitting and [lying] on their sides” (Qur’an, 3:190-191).

The moments right before you fall sleep are beautifully serene. Everything is still and quiet (hopefully), and all you have amidst the darkness is the radiance of your thoughts and reflections. You might even find the best ideas coming to mind in that relaxed, peaceful state. If you get into bed when you’re exhausted, though, your brain shuts down before you know it, and you don’t remember thinking of anything—even of Allah. The same would apply if you fall asleep while you’re doing something, like watching TV or reading a book.

Think about how you fall asleep every night. What occupies your time right before you fall asleep? If you consider the amount of dhikr (remembrance of Allah) that the Prophet ﷺ did before going to sleep, you’d find that it’s much easier to implement when you consciously choose to go to bed before you feel super tired. More importantly, you’d sleep in a state ofdhikr while feeling the meanings in your heart and reflecting upon them, rather than mumbling them mindlessly as you pass out.

Do you know what adhkār (singular of dhikr) to say before going to sleep? I included some for you below, along with their related etiquettes or benefit. These and more can be found in Fortress of the Muslim (on makedua.com), or in Riyā Al-Salihīn.  Try to keep a reference of these by your bedside, and learn one a week, or even one a day if you can. Start with the easier and shorter ones, and then move on to the longer ones. Practice saying them on a nightly basis, and soon enough, you will know (and feel) them by heart insha’Allah.

From the Qur’an:

  1. Ayat al-Kursi (Qur’an, 2:255).

Benefit: Whoever reads Ayat al-Kursi when (s)he lies down to sleep will have protection from Allah, and Satan will not come near him/(her) until morning. [Bukhari]

  1. The Last Two Ayas of Surat al-Baqarah (Qur’an, 2:285-286).

Benefit: These two ayat will be sufficient for anyone who recites them before sleeping. [Bukhari & Muslim]

  1. The Last Three Chapters of the Qur’an (112113, and 114).

Etiquette: When going to bed every night, the Prophet ﷺ would cup his hands together, blown into them, and recite the last three chapters of the Qur’an. Then, he would wipe over his entire body (as much as possible) with his hands, beginning with his head and face, and then the rest of his body. He would do this three times. [Bukhari & Muslim]

Other Adhkār and Supplications:

1. “Bismik-Allāhumma amūtu wa ahyā.”

 

With Your Name, O Allah, I expire and return to life. [Bukhari]

2. “Allāhumma qinī ʿadhābak yawma tabʿathu ʿibādak” (three times).

O Allah, protect me from Your punishment on the day You resurrect Your servants. [Tirmidhi]

3. SubhānAllah (33 times), Alhamdu lillah (33 times), and Allāhu Akbar (34 times).

Exalted is Allah, All Praise is to Allah, and Allah is the Greatest.  [Bukhari & Muslim]

4. “Alhamdu lillāhi’l-lathī atʿamanā wa saqānā wa kafānā wa āawānā fakam mimman lā kāfiya lahu wa lā mu’wī.” 

All praise is to Allah, Who fed us and gave us to drink, and Who is sufficient for us and has sheltered us — for how many have none to suffice them or shelter them. [Muslim]

5. “Bismika rabbī wadaʿtu jambī wabika arfaʿuh fa’in amsakta nafsī farḥamhā wa’in arsaltahā faḥfadh-hā bimā taḥfadhu bihi ʿibādaka’l-sālihīn.”

In Your name my Lord, I lie down and in Your name I rise, so if You take my soul then have mercy upon it, and if You return my soul then protect it in the way You (protect) Your righteous servants. [Bukhari & Muslim]

6. “Allāhumma aslamtu nafsī ilayk, wafawwaḍtu amrī ilayk, wawajjahtu wajhī ilayk, wa’alja’tu dhahrī ilayk, raghbatan warahbatan ilayk, la malja’a walā manjā minka illā ilayk, āmantu bikitābika’l-lathī anzalta wabinabiyyika’l-lathī arsalt.”

‘O Allah, I submit my soul to You, and I entrust my affair to You, and I turn my face towards You, and I totally rely on You, in hope and fear of You. Verily, there is no refuge nor safe haven from You except with You. I believe in Your Book that You revealed, and in Your Prophet whom You sent.’

Etiquette & Benefit: The Prophet ﷺ said: ‘If you take to your bed, then perform ablution as you would for prayer, lie down on your right side, and then say [the supplication above]. Then, if you die, you will die upon the fitrah (natural disposition)—and make these (words) the last of what you say (before sleeping).’ [Bukhari & Muslim

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Forgiveness – the Glue for a Broken Heart

Crash.

Bang.

Smash.

‘What was that?!’

That was the sound of a once sound heart, shattering into a million pieces. Imagine you are the person carrying that heart: covered in pain and soaked in tears. Maybe you don’t have to imagine, because maybe that is your heart. We are the broken-hearted. Betrayal, oppression, deception, whatever it may be that happened to us—the result is the same, a broken heart at the hand of a human.

A broken heart that feels like it can never be fixed, and it was entirely someone else’s fault. It would be enough if they had just hurt us, and all we had to do is deal with the pain that came from their actions, but no. Rather, the hurt, the pain, the brokenness…it brought out the worst in us, allowing us to see our own faults, and painful ones at that. How do we go on? How do we move on with life and shift our focus back to the One who deserves it? How do we stop obsessing over the wrongs that occurred and start focusing on the only One who should be obsessed over? One word: Forgiveness.

When a person is soaked in sin and wants to return to Allah subhanahu wa ta`ala (exalted is He), they begin with repentance. The person whole-heartedly turns to Allah, asking Him to forgive utterly and completely, even though the asker may not be deserving. Likewise, the path back to Allah (swt) after a severely broken heart, at the hand of a human, is forgiveness. When it comes to forgiveness, the key is shifting how we see forgiveness. As always, Allah (swt) has given us a beautiful tool to make this shift, and that is the story of Prophet Yusuf `alayhi as-salaam (peace be upon him). Of the many fruitful parts of the story of Prophet Yusuf (as), is that of his being wronged by the wife of his master. She attempted to seduce our beloved Prophet Yusuf (as). Not only did she attempt to seduce him, but she landed him in jail by blaming him of the unthinkable instead of taking the blame! IMAGINE! This is a woman whom, as the wife of his master, he was supposed to be able to trust. This was a woman whom he served during the day. Yet when her desires took over, she wronged him many times over!

Despite all of this, Prophet Yusuf (as) did not act wrongfully, nor did he hold a grudge. Why? Prophet Yusuf (as) knew the reality of forgiveness. When all was exposed and the truth revealed, Yusuf (as) made a revolutionary statement. He said: “I do not free myself from all blame. Truly, the nafs (base self) is inclined to evil, except for those who my Lord grants His Mercy. Truly, my Lord is Oft-Forgiving, Most Merciful.” Allahu Akbar! (God is Greater!) A huge, humbling, life-changing lesson we can take from his statement is: You are not the oppressor in this situation only because Allah (swt) has blessed you with His Mercy.

Every soul has the ability to wrong others, every soul has the ability to be the oppressor, and only Allah’s mercy prevents that. The next time we begin to feel this immense and absolute anger towards the person who has harmed us—let’s make that shift, and forgive. Forgive the one who has wronged us not because that person deserves it; rather, forgive them as a sign of gratitude to Allah (swt). Forgive as a symbol of our thanking Him for blessing us to be of those who have never thought of hurting a person in the manner that we have had to endure. Forgive as a symbol of our thanking Him for making us the oppressed and not the oppressors.

There is no sin in being the oppressed; rather, Allah tells us that He is with the one who has been wronged and is constantly answering their du`a’ (supplication). But what of the oppressor? They have the anger of Allah (swt) and the displeasure of Allah (swt). And realize that the one who has oppressed you has oppressed themselves more. For it is that person who will have to stand in front of Allah (swt) on the Day of Judgment and have their oppression accounted for, if they are not of those who have repented. So on that Day, they will be their own greatest victims. Forgive as a statement that says, ‘Oh Allah I’m not forgiving them for their own sake, rather I am forgiving them as a sign of gratitude to You for steering me clear of those desires. I’m forgiving them out of my love for You. I’m forgiving them because I know You love it when a slave of Yours is merciful to others and I want to be of the ones that You love. My desires tell me to wish evil for them and to hold this grudge, but I put You over my own desire and I forgive them.’

Pray for those who hurt you. Pray for those who do not accept you. Love them for the sake of God. Pray that they realize their wrongs before they face their Lord. Pray that no one ever has to go through the same thing you did at the hands of this person. Love your oppressor for the sake of God, because love is the only emotion that is strong enough to penetrate a hardened heart, but know it will take time. Perhaps years, but you will be a better person because you chose to take the higher route: Forgiveness.

By : REEHAB RAMADAN

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40 HARI SEBELUM PEPERIKSAAN

Peperiksaan SPM beberapa hari lagi. Berikut adalah tips yang pelajar boleh amalkan sepanjang tempoh 40 hari sebelum menghadapi peperiksaan.

1. Meningkatkan amalan kerohanian dengan melaksanakan solat sunat seperti solat tahajud, solat hajat dan solat dhuha agar keadaan emosi dan perasaan pelajar lebih tenang dan yakin. Dalam tempoh masa ini dekatkanlah lagi diri dengan Allah. Banyakkan membaca Al Quran.

2. Menjaga hubungan dengan ibu bapa. Salam dan cium tangan mereka dan sentiasa mohon restu dari mereka. Mintalah ibu bapa mendoakan kejayaan kita.

3. Menjaga dan memperbaiki hubungan dengan guru dengan cara bertanya mengenai soalan yang tidak difahami. Mintalah nasihat guru mengenai persiapan untuk menghadapi peperiksaan. Anggapkan guru sebagai orang yang boleh membantu anda dalam hal ini.

4. Menjaga kesihatan fizikal : Hindarkan daripada melaksanakan aktiviti fizikal yang keterlaluan kerana akan menjejaskan keadaan kesihatan seseorang dan seterusnya akan menjejaskan persiapan peperiksaan.

5. Menjaga pemakanan dengan mengambil makanan yang berkhasiat untuk minda seperti kismis.

6. Berhati-hati dengan kawan yang tidak sehaluan. Jika mereka cuba mempengaruhi anda dengan kegiatan yang membuangkan masa anda. Berani berkata “tidak”.

Jika pelajar mahu berjaya mereka perlu mendisiplinkan diri dan tidak terikut-ikut dengan nafsu dan perasaan malas yang menguasai diri. Selamat berjaya!

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Amalan-amalan Murah Rezeki

Boleh dikatakan semua orang mahukan rezeki yang banyak, mudah dan berkat. Dalam pekerjaan kita seharian mencari rezeki, mestilah sentiasa tanamkan niat dalam hati supaya Allah mengurniakan kita rezeki halal, berkat, mudah serta luas. Terdapat amalan-amalan yang boleh menjadi sebab Allah melimpahi hamba-Nya dengan keluasan rezeki dan rasa kaya dengan pemberian-Nya.

Berdasarkan konsep rezeki yang telah diperkatakan, Allah memberi jalan buat setiap hamba-Nya untuk memperolehi rezeki dalam pelbagai bentuk yang boleh menjadi punca kebaikan dunia dan akhirat.

Di antaranya:

1. Menyempatkan diri beribadah

Allah tidak sia-siakan pengabdian diri hamba-Nya, seperti firman-Nya dalam hadis qudsi:

“Wahai anak Adam, sempatkanlah untuk menyembah-Ku maka Aku akan membuat hatimu kaya dan menutup kefakiranmu. Jika tidak melakukannya maka Aku akan penuhi tanganmu dengan kesibukan dan Aku tidak menutup kefakiranmu.”
(Hadis Riwayat Ahmad, Tirmizi, Ibnu Majah dan al-Hakim dari Abu Hurairah r.a.)

2. Memperbanyakkan istighfar

Istighfar adalah rintihan dan pengakuan dosa seorang hamba di depan Allah, yang menjadi sebab Allah jatuh kasih dan kasihan pada hamba-Nya lalu Dia berkenan melapangkan jiwa dan kehidupan si hamba.
Sabda Rasulullah SAW :
“Barang siapa memperbanyak istighfar maka Allah SWT akan menghapuskan segala kedukaannya, menyelesaikan segala masalahnya dan memberinya rezeki dari arah yang tidak disangka.”
(Hadis Riwayat Ahmad, Abu Daud, an-Nasa’i, Ibnu Majah dan al-Hakim dari Abdullah bin Abbas r.a.)

3. Tinggalkan perbuatan dosa

Istighfar tidak laku di sisi Allah jika masih buat dosa. Dosa bukan saja membuat hati resah malah menutup pintu rezeki.
Sabda Rasulullah SAW :
“… dan seorang lelaki akan diharamkan baginya rezeki kerana dosa yang dibuatnya.”
(Hadis Riwayat at-Tirmizi)

4. Sentiasa ingat Allah SWT

Banyak ingat Allah SWT buatkan hati tenang dan kehidupan terasa lapang. Ini rezeki yang hanya Allah beri kepada orang beriman.
Firman-Nya:
“…(iaitu) orang-orang beriman dan hati mereka menjadi tenteram dengan mengingati Allah. Ingatlah, hanya dengan mengingati Allah hati menjadi tenteram.”
(Surah Ar-Ra’d, ayat 28)

5. Berbakti dan mendoakan ibu bapa

Dalam hadis riwayat Imam Ahmad, Rasulullah SAW berpesan agar siapa yang ingin panjang umur dan ditambahi rezekinya, hendaklah berbakti kepada ibu bapanya dan menyambung tali kekeluargaan.
Rasulullah SAW juga bersabda:
“Siapa berbakti kepada ibu bapanya maka kebahagiaanlah buatnya dan Allah akan memanjangkan umurnya.”
(Hadis Riwayat Abu Ya’ala, at-Tabrani, al-Asybahani dan al-Hakim)

Mendoakan ibu bapa juga menjadi sebab mengalirnya rezeki, berdasarkan sabda Rasulullah SAW :
“Apabila hamba itu meninggalkan berdoa kepada kedua orang tuanya nescaya terputuslah rezeki (Allah) daripadanya.”
(Hadis Riwayat al-Hakim dan ad-Dailami)

6. Berbuat baik dan menolong orang yang lemah

Berbuat baik kepada orang yang lemah ini termasuklah menggembirakan dan meraikan orang tua, orang sakit, anak yatim dan fakir miskin, juga isteri dan anak-anak yang masih kecil. Sabda Rasulullah SAW :
“Tidaklah kamu diberi pertolongan dan diberi rezeki melainkan kerana orang-orang lemah di kalangan kamu.”
(Hadis Riwayat Bukhari)

7. Tunaikan hajat orang lain

Menunaikan hajat orang menjadi sebab Allah lapangkan rezeki dalam bentuk tertunainya hajat sendiri, seperti sabda Rasulullah SAW :
“Siapa yang menunaikan hajat saudaranya maka Allah akan menunaikan hajatnya…”
(Hadis Riwayat Muslim)

8. Banyak berselawat

Ada hadis yang menganjurkan berselawat jika hajat atau cita-cita tidak tertunai kerana selawat itu dapat menghilangkan kesusahan, kesedihan, dan kesukaran serta meluaskan rezeki dan menyebabkan terlaksananya semua hajat. Wallahu a’lam.

9. Buat kebajikan banyak-banyak

Ibnu Abbas berkata:
“Sesungguhnya kebajikan itu memberi cahaya kepada hati, kemurahan rezeki, kekuatan jasad dan disayangi oleh makhluk yang lain. Manakala kejahatan pula boleh menggelapkan rupa, menggelapkan hati, melemahkan tubuh, sempit rezeki dan makhluk lain mengutuknya.”

10. Berpagi-pagi

Menurut Rasulullah SAW, berpagi-pagi (memulakan aktiviti harian sebaik-baik selesai solat Subuh berjemaah) adalah amalan yang berkat.

11. Menjalin silaturrahim

Rasulullah SAW bersabda :
“Barang siapa ingin dilapangkan rezekinya dan dilambatkan ajalnya maka hendaklah dia menghubungi sanak-saudaranya.”
(Hadis Riwayat Bukhari)

12. Melazimi kekal berwuduk

Seorang Arab desa menemui Rasulullah SAW dan meminta pedoman mengenai beberapa perkara termasuk mahu dimurahkan rezeki oleh Allah SWT.
Rasulullah SAW bersabda:
“Sentiasalah berada dalam keadaan bersih (dari hadas) nescaya Allah akan memurahkan rezeki.”
(Diriwayatkan daripada Sayidina Khalid al-Walid)

13. Bersedekah

Sedekah mengundang rahmat Allah dan menjadi sebab Allah buka pintu rezeki. Nabi SAW bersabda kepada Zubair bin al-Awwam:
“Hai Zubair, ketahuilah bahawa kunci rezeki hamba itu ditentang Arasy, yang dikirim oleh Allah azza wajalla kepada setiap hamba sekadar nafkahnya. Maka siapa yang membanyakkan pemberian kepada orang lain, nescaya Allah membanyakkan baginya. Dan siapa yang menyedikitkan, nescaya Allah menyedikitkan baginya.”
(Riwayat ad-Daruquthni dari Anas r.a.)

14. Melazimi solat malam (tahajud)

Ada keterangan bahawa amalan solat tahajjud memudahkan memperoleh rezeki, menjadi sebab seseorang itu dipercayai dan dihormati orang dan doanya dimakbulkan Allah.

15. Melazimi solat Dhuha

Amalan solat Dhuha yang dibuat waktu orang sedang sibuk dengan urusan dunia (aktiviti harian), juga mempunyai rahsia tersendiri. Firman Allah dalam hadis qudsi:
“Wahai anak Adam, jangan sekali-kali engkau malas mengerjakan empat rakaat pada waktu permulaan siang (solat Dhuha), nanti pasti akan Aku cukupkan keperluanmu pada petang harinya.”
(Riwayat al-Hakim dan Thabrani)

16. Bersyukur kepada Allah

Syukur ertinya mengakui segala pemberian dan nikmat dari Allah. Lawannya adalah kufur nikmat. Allah berfirman:
“Demi sesungguhnya! Jika kamu bersyukur, nescaya Aku tambahi nikmat-Ku kepadamu, dan demi sesungguhnya jika kamu kufur, sesungguhnya azab-Ku amat keras.”
(Surah Ibrahim, ayat 7)

Firman-Nya lagi:
“… dan Kami akan memberi balasan kepada orang-orang yang bersyukur.”
(Surah ali-Imran, ayat 145)

17. Mengamalkan zikir dan bacaan ayat Quran tertentu

Zikir dari ayat-ayat al-Quran atau asma’ul husna selain menenangkan, menjenihkan dan melunakkan hati, ia mengandungi fadilat khusus untuk keluasan ilmu, terbukanya pintu hidayah, dimudahkan faham agama, diberi kemanisan iman dan dilapangkan rezeki.

Misalnya, dua ayat terakhir surah at-Taubah (ayat 128-129) jika dibaca secara konsisten tujuh kali setiap kali lepas solat, dikatakan boleh menjadi sebab Allah lapangkan kehidupan dan murahkan rezeki.

Salah satu nama Allah, al-Fattah (Maha Membukakan) dikatakan dapat menjadi sebab dibukakan pintu rezeki jika diwiridkan selalu; misalnya dibaca “Ya Allah ya Fattah” berulang-ulang, diiringi doa: “Ya Allah, bukalah hati kami untuk mengenali-Mu, bukalah pintu rahmat dan keampunan-Mu, ya Fattah ya ‘Alim.”

Ada juga hadis menyebut, siapa amalkan baca surah al-Waqi’ah setiap malam, dia tidak akan ditimpa kepapaan. Wallahu a’lam.

18. Berdoa

Berdoa menjadikan seorang hamba dekat dengan Allah, penuh bergantung dan mengharap pada rahmat dan pemberian dari-Nya. Dalam al-Quran, Allah suruh kita meminta kepada-Nya, nescaya Dia akan perkenankan.

19. Berikhtiar sehabisnya

Siapa berusaha, dia akan dapat. Ini sunnatullah. Dalam satu hadis sahih dikatakan bahawa Allah berikan dunia kepada orang yang dicintai-Nya dan yang tidak dicintai-Nya, tapi agama hanya Allah beri kepada orang yang dicintai-Nya saja. (Riwayat Ahmad, Ibnu Abi Syaibah dan al-Hakim)

Bagi orang beriman, tentulah dia perlu mencari sebab-sebab yang boleh membawa kepada murah rezeki dalam skop yang luas. Misalnya, hendak tenang dibacanya Quran, hendak dapat anak yang baik dididiknya sejak anak dalam rahim lagi, hendak sihat dijaganya pemakanan dan makan yang baik dan halal, hendak dapat jiran yang baik dia sendiri berusaha jadi baik, hendak rezeki berkat dijauhinya yang haram, dan sebagainya.

20. Bertawakal

Dengan tawakal, seseorang itu akan direzekikan rasa kaya dengan Allah. Firman-Nya: “Barang siapa bertawakal kepada Allah, nescaya Allah mencukupkan (keperluannya) .” (Surah at-Thalaq, ayat 3)

Nabi SAW bersabda:

“Seandainya kamu bertawakal kepada Allah dengan sebenar-http://www.blogger.com/post-create.g?blogID=34105543benar tawakal, nescaya kamu diberi rezeki seperti burung diberi rezeki, ia pagi hari lapar dan petang hari telah kenyang.” (Riwayat Ahmad, at-Tirmizi, Ibnu Majah, Ibnu Hibban, al-Hakim dari Umar bin al-Khattab r.a.)

Kesemua yang disebut di atas adalah amalan-amalan yang membawa kepada takwa. Dengan takwa, Allah akan beri “jalan keluar (dari segala perkara yang menyusahkan) , dan memberinya rezeki dari jalan yang tidak terlintas di hatinya.”
(Surah at-Talaq, ayat 2-3)

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Resepi rumah tangga bahagia

1- Kepercayaan
Setiap pasangan perlu saling mempercayai antara satu sama lain dan hapuskan perasaan curiga yang boleh menimbulkan perasaan cemburu yang melampau dan perselisihan faham.
2- Kasih sayang dan persefahaman
Pernikahan adalah penyatuan hidup di antara dua manusia yang mungkin berbeza sifat di samping mempunyai kesamaan-kesamaan tertentu. Fahami dan terimalah perbezaan pasangan kita dan cari titik kesamaan dan kesesuaian yang boleh dikongsi bersama. Elakkan dari bersifat egois dan tidak boleh mengalah terhadap pasangan dan anak-anak, kerana itu akan mendorong kepada konflik dalam perhubungan suami isteri serta menjarakkan perhubungan dengan anak-anak.
3- Toleransi dan pengorbanan
Sekiranya timbul perselisihan pendapat di antara suami isteri atau dengan anak-anak, segeralah mencari jalan penyelesaian dengan kembali kepada ajaran Islam. Toleransi dan pengorbanan demi kebahagiaan seisi keluarga amat dituntut dalam Islam. Isteri mesti taat dan menghormati suami. Suami mesti membimbing isteri seandainya tersalah langkah atau pendirian. Anak mesti mentaati dan menghormati ke dua ibu bapanya. Namun, jika suami, bapa atau ibu yang tersalah langkah atau pendirian, Islam tidak pernah melarang mereka dari menerima dan mendengar nasihat isteri atau anak. Islam sentiasa menegakkan yang benar meskipun pahit untuk diterima. Islam juga menggalakkan musyawwarah atau perbincangan dan kata sepakat. Untuk membina keluarga yang bahagia, kita tidak boleh bersifat mementingkan diri sendiri.
4- Mendidik
Sifat mendidik berlandaskan hukum Islam dan berilmu pengetahuan perlu ada pada setiap pasangan dan ibu bapa. Tugas setiap pasangan dan ibu bapa adalah mendidik pasangannya dan anak-anaknya dengan cara berhemah agar menjadi insan yang digariskan oleh Islam. Serlahkan kasih sayang dan kejujuran dalam mendidik ahli keluarga.
5- Masa berkualiti
Dalam kesibukan mencari rezeki untuk keperluan keluarga, kita perlu meluangkan masa yang berkualiti bersama pasangan dan anak-anak. Kesibukan masa dan jarak yang terpisah di antara pasangan dan anak-anak akan mewujudkan jurang perhubungan di antara keluarga dan ia menjadikan hubungan kekeluargaan menjadi hambar ditelan waktu. Jangan biarkan pasangan dan anak-anak merasa terpinggir. Kasih sayang dan perhatian sama pentingnya berbanding keperluan wang dan harta dalam melengkapi rumah tangga yang bahagia dan sempurna.
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