Sampai penghujungnya masa, akan aku ingat, "Semua bencana yang berlaku itu
sudah tertulis dalam kitab luh mahfuz sebelum Kami melaksanakannya. Dan itu adalah mudah bagi Allah. Kami bagitahu itu supaya kamu tidak berdukacita apa yang luput dari kamu dan tidak terlalu gembira apa yang diberi kamu dan Allah tidak suka orang yang sombong dan membanggakan diri."
It's the season of Hajj. My mother is in Mecca. Living her all-time dream to be one of Allah's guest. I hope she will always be in His rahmah there. Safe. Always be in an excellent spirit and health. Not to forget, in good companies of Allah's other guests. Able to perform the last ibadah in our 5 pillars of Islam.
Pondering upon my mother's being in the Holy City, I come towards several important points that I, as a Muslim should do as His servant who aspire to perform the Hajj too, and not forgetting, also as a Muslim towards other Muslim who set to sail to go to Mecca.
As a Muslim aspiring to perform Hajj
Dream. Set in heart and mind to perform it too.
Work to realize the dream. This is the most important thing for me. Islam prescribes that the last pillars of Islam is performing the hajj for those who is able (financially/economically and in terms of health). For me, 'able' here means working out to get the ability. Islam teaches the ummah that nothing grows on its own on the trees. Just like my mother, she saved money. Without money, undeniable indeed, one cannot perform it. Without good health, one will fail to do it.
As a Muslim towards other Muslim who set to sail to Mecca
Pray that she/ he will do the ibadah well.
Always give her/ him words of encouragement.
Make her/ him an example to follow. Her/ his going to Mecca should set fire to one's engine to be His guest too.
Be curious on how she/ he can afford to go there. Curiosity is very good in this matter as to help one well plan the ibadah ahead. Learn from her/ him 'HOW'!!! Questioning is the key to ilm.
The Hajj has a lot to offer in terms of hikmah if we think about it from many angles. Just words of sharing. Has been a long time since my last entry. Now in Ulu Sugut, finally, yahoooo... the Internet is working. Lost is the time of darkness. Hehehe...
Kursus yang konon bengkel pemantapan pecutan akhir Bahasa Inggeris PMR yang dibuat hujung-hujung semester macam bulan lapan ini tidak saya gemari. Saya akur dengan idea banyak ilmu baru boleh didapati dari kursus macam kata Shima rakan seperjuangan sedari maktab. Tapi... saya lebih teruja, lebih mahu bersama pelajar saya di sekolah, di kelas, pada saat-saat begini yang saya kira sudah akhir minit untuk kursus seumpama!
Jadi, nekad saya potong kursus dari diari minggu ini. Bersedia untuk beri surat tunjuk sebab. Kemudian sekarang saya berfikir... kalau saya hadiri kan baik juga... terus nyatakan pendapat bengkel pemantapan seumpama patut dijalankan lebih awal.
Tidak. Saya tidak ada niat mencari - mendedah kelemahan pengelola menganjur bengkel di saat begini. Cuma buah fikir saya, bengkel seumpama patut dianjurkan awal biarpun namanya pecutan akhir. Cuma boleh dibincangkan bersama pengelola. Hmmm. Kesal juga tidak hadir.
Rex, in my class, 5 Sastera, had stopped schooling when he was in form 5. Decided, he had enough of books, pencil and class. So, he honeymooned for 2 years when finally he 'saw the light' and hit school again. Very cute of him.
We were hoping his comeback was because he 'saw the light' but our hope was drowned in a drain. He only came to school like the 'Chipsmore' biscuits. Sekijap ada, sekijap tiada!
A thorough investigation revealed he only registered back to school because he wanted a motorcycle. Parents really wanted their eldest child to have his SPM cert, so negotiation made. PAM!!!! Rex got his bike, parents got him back in class. Rupa-rupanya mahu jadi Awie! Naik motor bersiar-siar di tepi ladang getah.
I feel pity for both parents and Rex my student. More pity for the parents. Anger+Pity for Rex.
Dropping out of school, with no concrete reason is far serious matter than not going to the PLKN training. The government gives penalty to youngsters who do not attend the latter. The only available penalty for students who do not stay in school I guess is their parents' broken heart - and - it costs them their future - if only they could see both!!!