Saturday, June 13, 2009

basics of Islam

Belief in God:

Muslims believe in one, unique, incomparable God, Who has no son nor partner, and that none has the right to be worshipped but Him alone. He is the true God, and every other deity is false. He has the most magnificent names and sublime perfect attributes. No one shares His divinity, nor His attributes. In the Quran, God describes Himself:

Allah said: Say, “He is God,
the One. God, to Whom the creatures turn for their needs. He begets not, nor was He begotten, and there is none like Him.” (Quran, 112:1-4)

In Islam, God is beyond all comprehension; Muslims are not expected to visualize God in this life, but only in
Paradise, in the other life. To a Muslim,Allah is the Almighty, Creator and Sustainer of the universe, Who is similar to nothing and nothing is comparable to Him. The Prophet Muhammad was asked by his contemporaries about Allah; the answer came directly from God Himself in the form of a short chapter of the Quran, which is considered the essence of the unity and monotheism. This is chapter 112 which reads the versts above.

Some of the "most beautiful names" of God:
The Most Gracious ; The Most Merciful ; The Ever Forgiving ; The Ever Providing ; The Lord and Cherisher of the Worlds ; The Self Subsisting (upon whom all creatures depend for sustenance) ; The Eternal Lord (who never dies) ; The Supremely Wise

Belief in the Angels:
Belief in
Angels is crucial to the faith of Islam. The Arabic word for Angels (malak) means "messenger", like its counterparts in Hebrew (malakh) and Greek (angelos).
Angels were created from light
before human beings were created. Nevertheless, they are generally beautiful beings with wings as described in Quran. And each Angels have different purposes or messages to bring to earth.

The angels do
not possess free will,they worship God alone, obey Him, and act only by His command. Among the angels is Gabriel, who brought down the Quran to Muhammad. Each man or woman has two angels who record his actions; one records good deeds, the other bad deeds.

Prophet Muhammad, (bpuh), said:
“I have been given permission to speak about one of the Angels of God who carry the Throne. The distance between his ear-lobes and his shoulders is equivalent to a seven-hundred-year journey.” (Abu Daud)

Belief in God’s Revealed Books:
Muslims believe that God revealed
books to His messengers as proof for mankind and as guidance for them. The last books of them is the Quran, which God revealed to the Prophet Muhammad . God has guaranteed theQuran’s protection from any corruption or distortion. God has said:

Indeed, We have
sent down the Quran, and surely We will guard it (from corruption). (Quran, 15:9)

There are
four inspired books, the Torah of Moses, the Psalms (Zabin) ofDavid, the Gospel of Jesus Christ (Injil) and the Quran(Qur'an). All but the Quran have been interpreted and changed by Jews and Christians.

Belief in the Prophets and Messengers of God:
Muslims believe in
all prophets sent by God to humanity, in different times and places, starting with Adam, including Noah, Abraham, Ishmael, Isaac,Jacob, Moses, Jesus and Muhammad (peace be upon them), and all of them were created human beings who had none of the divine qualities of God.

“The Prophet (Muhammad) believes in what has been sent down to him from his Lord, and (so do) the believers. Each one believes in
God, His Angels, His Books, and His prophets. (They say,) ‘We make no distinction between one another of His prophets...’” (Quran 2:285)

final message to man, a reconfirmation of the eternal message, was revealed to the Prophet Muhammad . Muslims believe that Muhammad is the last prophet sent by God, as God has said:

"Muhammad is not the father of any one of your men, but he is the Messenger of God and the last of the prophets... " (Quran, 33:40)

Belief in the Day of Judgment and the Afterlife:
Muslims believe in the
last day, the day of resurrection and Judgment when those who were muslims ( believers ) and follow Allah and Muhammad will go to Paradise. Those who do not will go to hell.
In Islam, The dead have a continued and conscious existence of a kind in the
grave. Upon dieing, a person enters an intermediate phase of life between death and resurrection. Many events take place in this new “world”, such as the “trial” of the grave, where everyone will be questioned by angels about their religion, prophet, and Lord.
At the end of the world, People will be
resurrected into their original physical bodies from their graves, thereby entering the third and final phase of life. Then God will judge His creation then unbelievers will be eternally damned to the hill, whereas believers will enter Paradise.

Belief in Al-Qadar (Divine Creed):
Muslims believe in
divine decree which means that everything good or bad, all moments of happiness or sorrow, pleasure or pain, come from God, and in the same time muslims believe that God has given human beings freewill and humain will be asked by God about everythings he did.
The belief in Divine Predestination includes belief in four things:
God knows everything. He knows what has happened and what will happen.
- God
has recorded all that has happened and all that will happen.
- Whatever God
wills to happen happens, and whatever He wills not to happen does not happen.
- God is the
Creator of everything.

The Five Pillars of Faith

The five pillars of faith are duties each Muslim performs to demonstrate his or her faith.

  1. Testimony of Faith (Kalima)- One must state, "There is no God but Allah, and Muhammad is the Prophet of Allah." publicly to become a Muslim.
  2. Prayer (Salat)- Prayer must be done five times a day (upon rising, at noon, in mid-afternoon, after sunset, and before going to sleep) towards the direction of Mecca. The call to prayer is sounded by themuezzin (Muslim crier) from a tower (minaret) within the mosque.
  3. Almsgiving (Zakat)- Muslims are legally required to give one-fortieth of their income to the needy. Since those whom alms are given are helping the giver achieve salvation, there is no sense of shame in receiving charity.
  4. Fasting (Sawm- During the holy month of Ramadan, faithful Muslims fast from sunup to sundown each day. This develops self-control, devotion to God, and identity with the needy.
  5. Pilgrimage (Hajj)- Each Muslim is expected to make the pilgrimage to Meccaat least once in their lifetime if they have the means to do it and are physically capable of the trip. It is an essential part of gaining salvation, so the old or infirm may send someone in their place. It involves a set of rituals and ceremonies.

Thursday, June 11, 2009

Arwahyarham En. Thani b. Sya'ban

Kisah ini dpt ana kongsikan utk kite sume..
bkn dr ana sndri..
tp drpd 1 forum.. (x igt lak)
pngarang pn da lupe..
yg pntg ex senior..
ambil la sdikit iktibr n bygkn apabila kita msih smpt brsama arwah..
kisah yg mmg mnyedihkn..

tp sblum tu
dksmptn ini,
ana, wakil drpd SIS mngucpkn salam takziah kpd ibu Farah Nurdiana (Dian) yg baru mninggal dunia pg Rabu, 10 Jun..
smoga rohnya ditmptkn dlm klngan org2 yg soleh n solehah..

Lambaian terakhir semashur…

Salam..saya rindu cikgu thani..ini sahajalah kata2 yg terungkap bila terkenangkan ‘lambaian terakhir semashur’
Siapa cikgu thani?..Dia cikgu hebat, dia ayah di semashur, dia pengasas KRS (kadet remaja sekolah) berjiwa hamba.. Beliau membina KRS dgn asas Islam.. kami senang dgn beliau walau ada kalanya terkena sindiran dan senyuman nakal.. tapi segalanya ada mesej yg mahu disampaikan..
Byk utk bercerita ttg arwah..
Tp kali ni saya coretkan a few je peristiwa dlm hidup saya bersama arwah… (sbb byk sgt if nk cerita semua..)
Masa mula2 KRS bertapak di semashur, kami yang ada batch 0004 diminta beli baju seragam hijau untuk aktiviti kawad.. (baru nampak smart).. tp malangnye ramaila di antara kami yg terbeli baju extra size.. sbb masa tu form1, saiz sume ketot2 je… =)
Termasuk la saya.. saiz kecik je tp pakai baju saiz L.. hmm.. tak nampak smart pun..
Apa yg cikgu thani wat??
Dia ckp, “kamu pakai je baju tu dulu (sbb mase tu ada event.. so sume kena ada baju tu).. nanti bila dah ada stock baru, kamu dtg tukar je baju tu dgn saiz kamu..”
‘aik, mcm mudah je kan? tp saya musykil la.. then terus tanye cikgu.. “betul ke cikgu.. takkan nk tukar gitu je.. baju ni dah bekas kami pakai, if tukar dgn yg baru tak kena bayar apa2 ke?”
Arwah dgn senyuman best die terus jwb.. “takpe,tak pyh risau.. kita amik mudah je la.. nanti baju ‘second hand’ kamu tu saya jual la murah kt sape2 nk beli.. tak pyh kamu bayar extra.. saya taknak bebankan student.. bukannye saya rugi pun.. asal student tak rasa beban dah cukup”
Hmm.. bkn senanga nk jadi mcm arwah.. sentiasa fikir nak mudahkan org lain.. dgn cara ni juga dia tunjukkan pada kami yg hidup tu mudah if kita saling memudahkan urusan org sekeliling (hmm.. ni kan part pengisian ‘Little Khalifah’ hr tu..)
Byk la didikan corak Islam yg diterapkan masa kami active dgn KRS.. mase camping, wajib solat jemaah..nak naik pangkat kena hafal surah.. (hope kwn2 seangkatan masih igt surah2 yg dihafal tu..tak susah kan? if not takde la u all naik pangkat gak.. =)..
Surah kena hafal tu senang je..
Part of pengalaman manis dgn arwah is masa dpt sepenuh kepercayaan dari dia utk tasmi’ pelajar2 yg nk naik pangakat bace surah.. hmm.. serba salah jg mase tasmi’ org lain.. mana taknye.. tasmi’ kwn2 sendiri..nk bg tak lulus kang I kena mase ni la nk jujur dgn tugas.. dan masa ni lah tarbiyah boleh diserapkan..
So macammana?? saya pn amik langkah tasmi’ sambi mengajar… ok la kan? =)tersenyum jg setiap kali tasmi’ tu bkn tasmi’ tp jd slot mengajar.. sampai diorang bleh baca lancar.. maklumlah menghafal.. biasala igt2 lupa tu.. if yang tak lancar or slack tajwid tu mmg saya terus terang je part mana diorang kena betulkan.. if yg kena ulang 10-15 kali pun mmg mereka kena jg ulang..
Alhamdulillah Allah permudahkan.. mereka tak menolak.. ikut je… yg veto2 pn ikot je.. hehe..
Bukan apa, surah2 yg kena hafal tu pun dr juzu’ ‘amma je… tak igt berapa surah yg kena hafal mase tu.. ikut pangkat if tak silap.. mase tu nk naik Koperal.. dlm 10 surah kot… ke 15 ek?
So ada jg dgn tactic masing2.. amik sume surah pendek2.. tapi tak kisah la.. yg penting mereka mahu dan tahu akhirnya..
A few days before cikgu pulang ke rahmatullah…
Pagi2 lagi kami ada perhimpunan KRS.. dlm ucapan tu arwah ckp.. “tahniah semua sbb lakukan yg terbaik.. kawad kamu pun makin baik.. nanti bila saya tak ada pandai2 lah kamu ye…”..(tu je la yg saya boleh igt)
Petang tu saya pegi jumpe dia nk minta apa ntah.. and nk gi beli brg.. (tali ape ek yg kaler merah tu??).. Then, jejak je kaki kat bilik gerakan KRS, arwah dgn senyuman dia cakap.. “ish,asyik2 muke kamu je..ada apa nih?”… confuse saya sbb mana ade jumpa cikgu hari2.. terasa jg mase tu.. =(
Rupa2nya.. itulah gurauan terakhir Cikgu Thani.. senyuman terakhir yg terukir.. dan pesanan terakhir… (bila saya tak ada nnti, kamu pandai2 laa ye..).. hmm..
Masa kata2 tu diungkapkan mmg kami tak terasa apa sbb tahu cikgu thani akan pegi kursus.. mungkin itulah sbb dia berpesan mcm gitu..
Byk sgt pengorbanan dan didikan beliau..
Sebak rasanya nk sambung cerita ni.. kwn2 seangkatan yg berpengalaman hidup dgn arwah sgt tahu mcmana besarnya kehilangan kami masa tu..
Arwah tinggalkan kami masa kami form4… masa nak amik PMR, dialah yg everyday temankan kami prep malam dan petang.. sape tdo mmg kena laa..
Arwah juga rapat dgn pelajar2.. dia juga contoh hasanah buat kami..
setiap pagi.. mula dr kami form 1 smpi form4.. if dia tak ada aral yg meghalang, pasti suara merdu tu kedengaran before subuh di surau As-Syakirin.. dia zikir sampai azan subuh.. sampai hr ni zikir2 arwah tak dpt saya nak lupa.. qunut nazilah yg mendayu2 sentiasa ada di hati ni.. Ya Allah, permudahkanlah urusannya di alam barzakh.. tempatkanlah dia bersama org2 yg berjaya di dunia dan akhirat.. somga roh cikgu thani bersama org2 yg beroleh keredhaanNya..
jasadmu dikandung tanah,
jasamu diluput payah..
oleh itu, marilah sama2 kita sedekahkn al-Fatihah kpd arwah..
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