Soul Reflection

Assalammualaikum adik kakak …

This post sincerely made for self reflection..tiada kaitan dgn yg hidup,yang tgh makan,tgh kaya dpt bonus raya,tgh bergelek nengar lagu inul, koke lagu kak melah apatah lagik yg telah meninggal dunia..o_O

Trials and tribulations are a part of lifeo_O..Cobaan bak kat pak ramlee. We do not like them; we do not like to go through them; but eventually we accept them…have to adik kakak.

Even if we pray, fast, pay our zakat and do all different forms of ibadat we still get tested. Sadness sometimes fills our hearts. We could be the best of practicing Muslims, yet poor and unable to put food on our table…Bersabarlah kita semua ow adik kakak.

We could be rich yet lonely, or young yet unhealthy. It is in these instances that shaytan iblis starts toying with our head… We look at what others have, especially the non-Muslims, and our core gets rattled. The shaytan ignites a fire that gets our blood boiling..alu nyawa berapi nak alah nak moha ngamok bagey, hopelessness and frustration set in, and we ask โ€œOh Allah, why me?! Why am I being punished?โ€ ..aih adik kakak,jgn dpersoal kenak Allah molah gya.Nauzubillah..

Psychologists tell us that human beings go through five stages of emotion when struck with a calamity. Understanding the different stages of grief minimizes the first four stages (which are denial, anger, bargaining and depression) and gets us to the final stage โ€“ which is acceptance. I went through these stages on many different occasions, as I am sure you have.Kita tok manusia biasa mesti ada dugaan syg.Bersabar dan bersyukurlah ow..

I am not a psychologist nor am I trying to refute the works of psychology…Kakak tok engineer and Professional Engineer (IR) wanna be, but I would nonetheless like to offer a different view, a Qurโ€™anic view, on how to deal with lifeโ€™s trials.. Sama2lah kita berkongsi benda bait d bulan bait gitok.

Though we do not have a say in when we are born nor in when we die, life has a clear beginning and a clear end..Ada hidup pasti ada mati.Ya janji Allah. What is sometimes unclear is the journey between the two points. For Muslims, however, the journey could not be any clearer. Allah says in Surat Adh-Dhariyat:

ูˆูŽู…ูŽุง ุฎูŽู„ูŽู‚ู’ุชู ุงู„ู’ุฌูู†ูŽู‘ ูˆูŽุงู„ู’ุฅูู†ุณูŽ ุฅูู„ูŽู‘ุง ู„ููŠูŽุนู’ุจูุฏููˆู†ู

English Translate:-
โ€œAnd I (Allah) created not the jinn and mankind except that they should worship Me (Alone)โ€ (Qurโ€™an, 51:56).

Translate B.M:-
Dan (ingatlah) Aku tidak menciptakan jin dan manusia melainkan untuk mereka menyembah dan beribadat kepadaKu.(Adz-Dzaariyaat 51:56)

Now think back to the first paragraph of this post adik kakak. You might think to yourself, โ€œI pray five times a day, I fast during Ramadan and pay my zakat, yet I have an ill child, or still canโ€™t find a job, or this stressor or that.โ€ย  You begin to wonder why you are going through this and why you are being โ€œpunished.โ€ Before you know it, shaytan takes the helm and you are on a slippery slope of anger and denial…bahaya lah bagi kita mun kita berpikir begiya…maok nak terusuk ke dalam gaong neraka adik kakak..Jgn dpersoal apa yg Allah berik…

Before falling down that slope, one must take a deep breath..tarit napas panjang and ponder the following question: is it punishment or is it a manifestation of what Allah has told us in Surat Al-Ankabut:

ุฃูŽุญูŽุณูุจูŽ ุงู„ู†ูŽู‘ุงุณู ุฃูŽู†ู’ ูŠูุชู’ุฑูŽูƒููˆุง ุฃูŽู†ู’ ูŠูŽู‚ููˆู„ููˆุง ุขู…ูŽู†ูŽู‘ุง ูˆูŽู‡ูู…ู’ ู„ูŽุง ูŠููู’ุชูŽู†ููˆู†ูŽ

English Translation:
โ€œDo people think that they will be left alone because they say: โ€œWe believe,โ€ and will not be tested?โ€ (Qurโ€™an, 29:2)

Translate B.M:-
Patutkah manusia menyangka bahawa mereka akan dibiarkan dengan hanya berkata: “Kami beriman”, sedang mereka tidak diuji (dengan sesuatu cubaan)? (Al-‘Ankabuut 29:2)

Allah tells us that through this journey we call life we will be tested. In Surat Al-Baqarah, He says:

ูˆูŽู„ูŽู†ูŽุจู’ู„ููˆูŽู†ูŽู‘ูƒูู…ู’ ุจูุดูŽูŠู’ุกู ู…ูู†ูŽ ุงู„ู’ุฎูŽูˆู’ูู ูˆูŽุงู„ู’ุฌููˆุนู ูˆูŽู†ูŽู‚ู’ุตู ู…ูู†ูŽ ุงู„ู’ุฃูŽู…ู’ูˆูŽุงู„ู ูˆูŽุงู„ู’ุฃูŽู†ู’ููุณู ูˆูŽุงู„ุซูŽู‘ู…ูŽุฑูŽุงุชู

English Translation:-
โ€œAnd certainly, We shall test you with something of fear, hunger, loss of wealth, lives and fruitsโ€ฆโ€ (Qurโ€™an, 2:155)

Translate B.M:-
Demi sesungguhnya! Kami akan menguji kamu dengan sedikit perasaan takut (kepada musuh) dan (dengan merasai) kelaparan, dan (dengan berlakunya) kekurangan dari harta benda dan jiwa serta hasil tanaman.
(Al-Baqarah 2:155)

Tribulations are a part of life but that doesnโ€™t make them easy. We still grieve โ€” but how could we not? We are, after all, a very emotional creation..Mun sekda emosi,xjauh beza lah kita tok dengan batu… So how does one cope with adversity? There are many ayat in the Qurโ€™an that talk about different mechanisms of coping such as patience, faith, prayer and acceptance. But what I find the most profound and the most comforting is what Allah says in Surat Al-Baqarah:

ู„ูŽุง ูŠููƒูŽู„ูู‘ูู ุงู„ู„ูŽู‘ู‡ู ู†ูŽูู’ุณู‹ุง ุฅูู„ูŽู‘ุง ูˆูุณู’ุนูŽู‡ูŽุง

English Translation:-
โ€œAllah does not burden a soul beyond that it can bearโ€ฆโ€
(Qurโ€™an, 2:286).

Translate B.M:-
Allah tidak memberati seseorang melainkan apa yang terdaya olehnya…
(Al-Baqarah 2:286)

If you stand back and take a look at the whole picture, you will realize that what you have when faced by a tragedy is a choice…Allah berik kita pilihan.Terpulangngan kita… Will you go through the stages of grief, denying Allahโ€™s destiny and the wisdom of His plan for you? Or will you realize that what you are going through is something you know you can handle? Whatever trial comes your way is something that Allah has planned and which He has guaranteed you can handle. This ayat/surah is comforting because I..Kamek or kita tok as a faithful muโ€™min who believes in Allah and His wisdom, know deep in my/our heart that although the sadness is cumbersome it will not be overwhelming; that although the times might be tough, I am tougher; We are tougher .. Kita boleh..Malaysia Boleh..aikk,tetiba. Sarawak lihai..ehโค and that whatever comes my way will go away; and that eventually I will face my Allah whom, I hope, will be pleased with me as I am pleased with Him..InsyaAllah..Amin.

So when you go through a difficult situation, be it the inevitable death of a loved one or the loss of a job,mesekin lekak shopping baju raya,ย  xda duit nak merik angpau k anak buah, nak alah g interview p xpenah dtunggah kerja, apply kerja dah beribu igek agik juak xda berita or just a flat tire on the side of the highway, take a deep breath and say:

ู‚ูู„ู’ ู„ูŽู†ู’ ูŠูุตููŠุจูŽู†ูŽุง ุฅูู„ูŽู‘ุง ู…ูŽุง ูƒูŽุชูŽุจูŽ ุงู„ู„ูŽู‘ู‡ู ู„ูŽู†ูŽุง

English Translation:-
โ€œSay: โ€˜Nothing shall ever happen to us except what Allรขh has ordained for usโ€ฆโ€™โ€ (9:51)

Translate B.M:-
Katakanlah (wahai Muhammad): “Tidak sekali-kali akan menimpa kami sesuatu pun melainkan apa yang telah ditetapkan Allah bagi kami.
(At-Taubah 9:51)

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