Sunday, May 22, 2016

Book Review: Reclaim Your Heart

Alright, this time my post is gonna be about a book I recently finished reading.

Bought it last year tapi baru habis baca semalam. :p

If I were to rate this book from a scale of 1 to 10 with 10 is the highest point, I'd give 9.

Yeap, thaaaat good.

This book basically discusses about love, loss, attachment, pain, happiness and relationship with the creator. I love on how Yasmin managed to provide me a new perspective on how I see things and it helped me reflect deeper about this temporary life, this dunya.

There are few chapters that really caught my eyes and my heart. But on this post, I wanted to focus on this part with you; of forgiving others.

As we all know, the daughter of Abu Bakar, has been slandered in the worst way and it was called Hadithul Ifqi. Fitnah ini adalah fitnah terbesar dalam sejarah Islam.

Abu Bakar (r) found out that the man who began the rumour was Mistah, a cousin who Abu Bakar had been supporting financially.

Sebagai manusia normal yang punya hati dan perasaan, selepas kejadian ini, Abu Bakar berhenti tolong Mistah dah. Sehinggalah Allah turunkan firman dalam surah An-Nur, 24, ayat ke 22.

Dan janganlah orang-orang yang berharta serta lapang hidupnya dari kalangan kamu, bersumpah tidak mahu lagi memberi bantuan kepada kaum kerabat dan orang-orang miskin serta orang-orang yang berhijrah pada jalan Allah; dan (sebaliknya) hendaklah mereka memaafkan serta melupakan kesalahan orang-orang itu; tidakkah kamu suka supaya Allah mengampunkan dosa kamu? Dan (ingatlah) Allah Maha Pengampun lagi Maha Mengasihani.

Upon hearing this ayah, Abu Bakar resolved that he did want Allah's forgiveness. Dia lantas meneruskan memberi Mistah duit malah menambah lagi jumlahnya.

Walah! This type of forgiveness is at the very heart of being a believer. What Mistah did is undeniably sucks. But, Abu Bakar was more afraid of Allah.

The ability to readily forgive should be driven by an awareness of our own flaws and mistakes. Who are we to withhold forgiveness? If we hope to be forgiven by Allah, how can we not forgive others?

It's for this reason Prophet pbuh teaches us; "Those who show no mercy to others will have no mercy shown to them by Allah." [Muslim]

Thus let's forgive others! (even if it's hard)

Theres a few more interesting chapters I wanna share but it would be a longggg post pulak. Thus I highly recommend you people to grab this book and read it!

May Allah bless.

P/s: I gave this book 9 outta 10 because I don't like the font. That's where it loses another 1 point ngaaak.


Tuesday, May 17, 2016

Get Up!

Rise and fall of being a human, are common. Sure it feels great to be on top. But inevitably, we will be surely experiencing the downfall too.

Just one thing I would love to remind my present and future self. During the fall, please rise as soon as possible. Don't dwell too long in this phase.

Get up!

Cuz being sad is such a waste of time.