Manifestasi Ilmu dan Motivasi

quite a number are puzzled by a change in me since ENT (Ear, Nose and Throat round): I no longer sleep during lecture (well actually i had slept a couple of times (yes, shame on me) but compared to ‘pre-ENT’, it is a change that i myself am proud of. may Allah help me and make me istiqamah in this)

for 5 years, i was in a battle that i myself wasn’t sure what i am fighting against. it seemed not matter how much i slept the night before ( i slept soundly almost every time), but to stay awake through the lectures from the start till the end is actually a feat for me. basically i spent most of my effort to stay awake, at the expense of my concentration. it was frustrating. by the end of the day i felt like i learned nothing despite feeling spent. i couldn’t help feeling that the fact that i am now in 5th year is actually a miracle.

several times i have tried to change. i wanted to change. i must change myself. it took me 5 years.

this year, it felt different. and people asked me what have changed. if i am to give the real answer, it would be a long one. but this video below, is part of the answer. listen and learn, may Allah guide you to the answer you seek:

if you open your eyes and heart there are countless things you can make as a motivation for yourself. relate them to yourself, and believe in yourself that you can change, and believe that Allah will help you change.

وَالَّذِينَ جَاهَدُوا فِينَا لَنَهْدِيَنَّهُمْ سُبُلَنَا وَإِنَّ اللَّهَ لَمَعَ الْمُحْسِنِينَ

“Dan orang-orang yang bermujahadah (mencari keredhaan) Kami, benar-benar akan Kami tunjukkan kepada mereka jalan-jalan Kami. Dan sesungguhnya Allah benar-benar beserta orang-orang yang berbuat baik” (alAnkabut, 29:69)

this hadith below, is one of my motivations as a student. i am more than happy to share

kewajiban menuntut ilmu ke atas setiap muslim

inspired by Syekh Muhammad Qutb’s Qabasat minarRasul, from the chapter “KEWAJIBAN MENUNTUT ILMU”

sedikit perkongsian:

طَلَبُ الْعِلْمِ فَرِيضَةٌ عَلَى كُلِّ مُسْلِمٍ

rasulullah s.a.w. telah bersabda yg bermaksud: “Menuntut ilmu adalah wajib ke atas setiap muslim” (Diriwayatkan oleh Ibnu Majah)

menurut syekh Muhammad Qutb, maksud faridhoh dalam hadis ini ada 3:
1. ia adalah kewajipan yg mesti dilakukan oleh setiap muslim. tidak melakukannya akan membawa kpd dosa
2. ia adalah ibadat di sisi Allah. melakukannya akan mendatangkan pahala
3. ia adalah sesuatu yg merapatkan diri kita kepada Allah s.w.t. kena rasa segala ilmu yg kita dpt ini membawa kita rapat kepada Allah

sebahagian syarah ulama’ mengatakan ilmu dlm hadis ini adalah firman Allah, sabda Rasulullah, dan penjelasan para sahabat. namun syekh Muhammad Qutb menjelaskan ilmu org muslim itu ada 2 sifat keistimewaan:
1. ilmu itu membawa seorg muslim itu hampir kpd Allah
2. ilmu itu tidak digunakan utk kejahatan.

dan tidak lupa juga ada yg menjadi fardhu kifayah, dan kita yg ditakdirkan mendapat tawaran utk sambung belajar dlm bidang tertentu, saya rasa termasuk dlm bahagian ini.

basically menuntut ilmu itu adalah kemestian ke atas setiap org yg bergelar muslim. bg yg benar2 merasa dirinya muslim harus juga merasa ‘faridhoh’ menuntut ilmu itu ke atas dirinya. atas kefahaman ini, seorang muslim itu akan bersungguh-sungguh dan ikhlas dlm menuntut ilmu dan membawanya lebih hampir kepada Allah s.w..t.maka mardhotillah menjadi motivasi bgnya utk kuat berusaha dlm belajar selagimana apa yg dipelajarinya tidak bertentangan dengan syara’.

so, kita kena yakin letih kita balik dari kelas, penat kita baca buku setiap hari, pening kepala kita cuba faham dan hafal fakta2, lelah kita amik exam demi exam, semuanya ada ganjaran di sisiNya, jika kita yakin apa yg kita buat ini adalah keranaNya.

you can download the book translated into bahasa melayu here: http://www.mediafire.com/?g0tm9b7o0a69xoa

may Allah guide us all to the straight path, and make us strong on it

wallahua’lam

4 Responses so far »

  1. 1

    basyirK said,

    Allahu yuftah ‘ alaik … rabbuna yusahhil akhi

  2. 3

    muhammad3011 said,

    so 2 questions remain unanswered at the end of the article:
    1. who was i fighting against?
    2. what really have changed me?

    quick answers:
    1. myself, my nafs and syaitan.
    2. tarbiyyah. these articles can clear some things up:

    https://muhammad3011.wordpress.com/2010/07/02/july-2010-becoming-a-better-person/

    and

    https://muhammad3011.wordpress.com/2010/07/05/langkah-praktikal-memperbaiki-diri-islahun-nafs/

  3. 4

    y.mercury said,

    وفقكم الله
    all the best mad!


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