Memori Syawal 1431

Eidul Fitri, hari mulia 😀

Alhamdulillah, praise to Allah.. we got to celebrate Eid again. Our third Eid together, and the third time abroad. And this year, Nur Rayyann was almost a year old. So our celebration was more meaningful.

This year’s 1st Syawal was celebrated in moderation, and with highest gratitude to Allah. He blessed us with so many things in our life – a happy family, health, our chance to be here, to further our study here.. well, the list is neverending.

Solat eidul fitri, The Forest

After few years I missed performing solatul eidul fitri, Alhamdulillah this year I got the chance to do it. It was a special moment for me as this time I went to perform it on a field – at The Forest. Couldn’t really describe my feeling at that moment. Subhanallah..What’s more I just learnt that it is sunnah to perform solatul eid on a big, open area.

Justeru itu, Nabi s.a.w bersolat di tempat lapang atau musolla (tempat solat). Baginda tidak bersolat di masjid baginda, sekalipun masjid Nabi sangat mulia. Ini bagi menzahirkan suasana gembira dan menggambarkan kepada masyarakat kekuatan umat Islam. Kata Abu Sa’id al-Khudri:

Rasulullah s.a.w itu pada Hariraya Fitri dan Adha keluar ke musolla. Perkara pertama yang dilakukannya adalah solat” (Riwayat al-Bukhari dan Muslim).

Kata al-Hafizd Ibn Hajar al-‘Asqalani dalam Fath al-Bari:

Musollah itu tempatnya diketahui di Madinah, di mana antaranya dan masjid sejauh seribu hasta”.

Maka afdal solat di tempat lapang untuk lebih menzahir suasana tersebut. Melainkan tempat lapang sukar didapati, atau hujan atau memberikan kesusahan yang lain kepada orangramai. Al-Imam al-Nawawi (wafat 676H) ketika mensyarahkan hadis Nabi s.a.w bersolat di tempat lapang itu menyebut:

Hadis ini menjadi dalil untuk mereka yang berpendapat disunatkan keluar bersolat hari raya di musolla. Ia lebih afdal dari ditunaikan di masjid. Inilah amalan orangramai di pelbagai negara. Adapun orang Mekah, mereka sejak dahulu bersolat di masjid (al-Masjid al-Haram)”. (al-Nawawi, Syarh Sahih Muslim, 6/483. Beirut: Dar al-Khair).

(Paragraph taken from  Minda Tajdid Dr MAZA –Ziarah Kubur dan Bersedih pada Hari Raya?)

Crime in Malaysia

By the way, in the end of Ramadan, a news on a businesswoman, Datuk Sosilawati, and another 3 guys went missing filled up the front page of Malaysia’s newspapers. When I saw it, I knew three of the lady’s daughter (they’re known as 3R here) as they spent a year  studying in Nottingham in 2008-2009. This Syawal, we were shocked by the news that all of them who went missing were already dead… tragically murdered and had their bodies being burnt. Astaghfirullah, what’s happening to my country. Since we know that this involved a family member of someone we know, lagi rasa lain sedihnya. Biarpun kami tak rapat, tapi pernah bersembang dengan Erni (Datuk Sosilawati first daughter).

At one of the houses we went to beraya, this issue was being brought up. One of our friends said it’s scarier now to return to Malaysia, and feels safer in UK then in our own country. Despite the high crime rate in Britain, but I feel much secured here. I don’t know why.

On the way home from berhari raya one time, I talked to Sayang about it. We both agreed that Malaysia is no longer safe. I remembered I listened to one of Ustaz Kazim’s talks, and he said rahmah from Allah had gone now. As seen in the news lately, whatever type of crime exists in this world, 80% of them occur in Malaysia. He said one of the reasons is ‘putusnya silatulrahim’. With all Malays (who are believed to be muslims) political parties keep bickering, no wonder this is what we’re facing. And I bet they still don’t see this as a big problem. Stop fighting who hold up Islamic teaching more if the basic teaching of Islam, which is ‘bersaudara’ @ brotherhood, is not being practiced at all. Penatla tengok!

11 September

In the meantime, to remember the September 11th 2001 event, a priest in the State proposed to burn a bunch of the Holy Quran.  Although he cancelled his plan, but there were two or three cases of Quran burning in US on that day. Tengoklah apa dah jadi dengan agama Islam. Kalau para Muslim memang tak hendak bersatu, memang senanglah kita dilanyak. Itu pun rasanya tak ramai yg sedar. Astaghfirullah al azim…


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