Saturday, August 21, 2010
Salam alaik, perhatian kepada semua bekas pelajar Maahad Muhammadi Lelaki, Maahad Muhammadi Perempuan, Maahad Muhammadi Perempuan Pasir Pekan. Di jemput untuk menghadirkan diri ke majlis Ifthor Jam'ie AMAL. Maklumat untuk ifthor adalah seperti berikut :
Hari : Isnin
Tarikh : 6 september 2010 bersamaan 27 ramadhan 1431 h
Tempat : Dewan MGU Kota Bharu Kelantan.
Yuran : RM5
sebarang pertanyaan boleh di ajukkan kepada ajk terlibat :
Hisyam : 0133084196
Fathiah : 0199595489
Sila sebarkan kepada rakan-rakan sekalian, pakat mari lakow la tuh.
"Kerana AMAL kita bertemu, kerana ISLAM kita bersatu"
Monday, July 12, 2010
Di mana bumi dipijak
Di situ Islam dijunjung
Mendaki ke puncak lebih sukar daripada menuruni
Mendaki memerlukan tenaga yang lebih
Menuruni hanya dengan sedikit tenaga
Manakala jatuh tiada tenaga diperlukan
Begitu juga untuk bangkit
Manusia memerlukan kekuatan berganda
Untuk kembali bangkit daripada kejatuhan
Tenaga dari pelbagai sumber diperlukan
Mungkin juga daripada teman seperjuangan
Begitu sukar untuk bangkit
Namun ia senang jika ditemani
Begitu payah untuk ke puncak
Namun dengan pertolonganNYA
Tiada yang mustahil
Hakikatnya Islam akan bangkit
Dengan kudrat manusia yang membawa
Yang bergantung kepada DIA yang mencipta
Akhirnya Islam kan bangkit jua
Dari lembah yang kering
ke puncak yang dingin
Sehingga IA Yang Tertinggi
Al-Islamu Ya'lu Wala Yu'la 'alaih
...29 Rejab 1431, 6:56 pm...
Thursday, June 24, 2010
Sunday, June 20, 2010
Imam Ghazâlî (450 - 505 AH; 1058 - 1111CE) identifies the following 6 steps one can take in the process of change and growth:
Mushâratah: to make an agreement or contract. (‘shart’ = stipulation)
In this step one must identify and set standards, conditions, limits, terms and guidelines for one’s own thoughts, feelings and actions one is trying to achieve.
Murâqabah: to guard. (‘raqab’ = guard)
In this step one must meditate before one’s actions. This involves that one must think, contemplate, be introspective and keep watch over one’s own self. We function as our own observer.
Muhâsabah: to evaluate self, taking account. (‘hisab’ = account)
This step involves self-examination and one takes account of one’s own actions
and continuously checks if one is upholding the agreement.
Muâqabah: to punish, to control. (‘aqabah’ = punish)
For the contract to work we set consequences for ourselves when we have done something wrong and fail to keep the stipulations we agreed to uphold.
Mujâhadah: to make effort, striving.(‘jahd’ = effort)
In this step one is fighting against one’s own lower self and inclinations.
This is the stage of continuous and consistent struggle to overcome one’s nafs.
Muâtabah: to rebuke. (‘atab’ = repent)
In this step, if one has failed to maintain the contract, we make the effort to
turn around, regretting and changing one’s ways on recognizing the error.
Imam Ghazâlî in his ‘Ihya Ulûm ud Dîn’ explains these steps using the analogy
of a business partnership. He explains that a business is done to make profit
and to gain something from it. In a business partnership we start by setting guidelines and make an agreement for conducting that business, rules and stipulations are established for what to do and what to expect.
The next step is to guard and honor that contract and to keep a watchful eye
on the process to ensure its success. We need to continually evaluate all our thoughts, actions, decisions and choices.
Usually in a business there are consequences when the contract is not honored.
If we do not honor our own contract to change, we must set some consequences
for ourselves for failing.
Constant effort and struggle is necessary for the business to succeed and that
is what we need to do if we want to be successful in bringing about change.
Finally when there are mistakes we correct them, make amends and try to turn
the business around so it can become profitable. In the same manner we must
correct our errors and make amends as soon as we recognize the error.
In essence a successful business is based on solid contracts that are honored, everyone is held accountable and responsible, constant effort is made at finding
and correcting the failures, with the focus being on improving the business to
Hence, to bring about change in our personal self, we need to view our life as
a business that will produce some net gain or loss depending on how we conduct
Imam Ghazâlî suggests that we must take a few minutes in the morning and make
a contract with ourselves about how we will conduct this business of life, consciously try to maintain it, and then spend some time at night evaluating
how we did during the day; we will then live with more awareness and will be
able to improve the quality of our life.
Ghazâlî. ‘Ihya Ulum ud Din’ (The Revival of Religious Learnings)