Wednesday, April 28, 2010

amusing lines

الله اكبر
(Allah is the greatest!)

أشهد أن لا اله إلا الله
(I testify that there is no deity except for Allah)

أشهد أن محمدا رسول الله
(I testify that Muhammad is a Messenger of Allah)

حي على الصلاة
(Make haste towards the prayer)

حي على الفلاح
(Make haste towards success)

الله أكبر
(Allah is the greatest!)

لا إله إلا الله
(There is no deity except for Allah)

the only time we treasure azan when it comes ramadhan. still remember the memories with my 3rd bro. we always wait for the azan at channel RTM 1 then ran downstairs while shouting "dah bukak pose!" (not to mention i will pull him behind if he start to run down frist.hahaha.). but on top of second bro 'paling untung!' because he just wait downstairs with my parent and take the "ayam besar" or "udang banyak" put in his plate first. when my 3r bro and i shouting he will start his main course.

Hadis Abdullah bin Umar r.a katanya:

Ketika orang-orang Islam sampai di Madinah, mereka berkumpul lalu memperkatakan tentang waktu sembahyang. Tiada seorang pun yang menyeru kepadanya. Semasa mereka berbincang tentang perkara tersebut, sebahagian daripada mereka berkata: Bunyikanlah loceng sebagaimana loceng orang Nasrani. Manakala sebahagian lagi berkata: Bunyikanlah trompet seperti trompet orang Yahudi. Kemudian Umar berkata: Mengapa kamu tidak menyuruh seseorang agar menyerukan sembahyang? Rasulullah s.a.w bersabda: Wahai Bilal! Bangunlah dan serukan untuk sembahyang

but what actually azan is? do you ever think about that? ist just a bunch of lines that telling you its time to pray or its time to break your fast? for me its more than that. its some sort of neutraliser of the day. dont you think so? yeah maybe we always thinking about work, study, problems or everything about duniawi but suddently there is some one who will remind you 5 times per day that ALLAH is the Greatest and let us meet HIM, our creator.

furthermore, azan is a speacial motivation for muslim. yeah maybe some of us ever said that "owh aku dah tak tau nak buat pape dah" or "malas dah aku nak keje". hey! wait a minute. if we realy-realy feel the azan, we know we have to move towards excellent!حي على الفلاح(Hayya 'alal-falāh). come on! dont we realise all this?

Hadis Abu Said Al-Khudriy r.a:

Rasulullah s.a.w bersabda: Apabila kamu mendengar azan maka ucaplah sebagaimana yang disebut oleh tukang azan

there. our prophet Muhammad telling us to repeat what the muazzin said. why? because using repeatition insyaAllah all those lines will absorb in our heart. just imagine if all those azan's lines absorbed into our heart. what person will we be? the 1 who afraid of Allah, the one who always remember Rasullulah, the one who strive for Islam insyaAllah.

last but not least, azan is the best introduction on Islam for the non-muslim. indirect dakwah. azan showing them how Islam believe in one god that is Allah and salat actually the key to success not a ritual that wasting your time.

let us sit down.. and think back, azan is the first word that we heard right after delivery. and till now we hear it 5 times a day. why dont we take the benefit from it?

1 comment:

Aishafarhana Radzi said...

Arigatou...ariff-kun..haha..dont know much bout that..kun ke san ke aku bantai je...m(_ _)m