Wednesday, June 7, 2017 at 5:47 AM with 1 comment(s)
Praises be to Allah, the Cherisher and Sustainer of the worlds, Most Gracious, Most Merciful, in which we are still alive in this dunya, blissfully with iman and islam and that we are still given a chance to meet Ramadan Mubarak.
How's your fasting month been doing? Anyway, I bid you a warm Ramadan Kareem(it is still not too late) and may Allah forgive each of us thus pleased to accept our deeds.
Recently, we Malaysians have been flabbergasted by an uproar that taken place in one pandemonium defence university. The news spread like wildfire, pointing at bullying and ragging case. Sources said that the victim was brutally tortured (using belt, cloth hanger, pipe and iron steam) and ended up being murdered by 36 delinquents. This tragic action has opened up people eyes, either symphatizing the victim or anathematizing the murderer.
Fret not, I'm not going to act as a commentator upon this case. I don't mind to pour fuel to the burning flame, not even. In fact, I greatly feel the needed of sharing this one thing to all.
Why can this incident happen? Accurately, in Ramadan?
Notes: Shaitans were prisoned in Hell fully month straight, but lusts stay remained.
Let us re-check our heart. Are we truly ready to actually meet the fasting month? To devote the soul and be slave? How is our iman stake? Do we feel better and getting better each day? Do we feel enthusiasm to live in Ramadan?
"When Ramadan enters, the gates of Paradise are opened, the gates of Hellfire are closed and the devils are chained. (Al-Bukhari and Muslim)"
Ramadan is designed for mankind to perform ibadah at it best. This month has its own perks, from the hindrance of eating and drinking all day long to Taraweeh prayer (following up with Witr prayer) to Lailatul Qadr (it only occurs in last 10 nights of Ramadan and those who are lucky enough will be able to meet it). We are ask to refrain ourselves from food and liquid(including chewing gum, smoking cigarettes and the like) from dawn to sunset and instead renew our focus on prayers and increase our recitation of the Holy Quran. It allows worshippers to concentrate their minds on devotion to their faith through prayers, expressing gratitude, seeking forgiveness and helping the needy. It is the chance for a spiritual boost, with lessons to be applied long after the month is out.
Again, fasting means abstaining from food, drink, smoking, sex, swearing, gossip or other sinful acts, during daylight hours.
Ask ourselves. Where are we now and what we are doing at this time? Devoting self to ibadah or else? Shaitans got locked up but how come crimes rising up? Or the reality is that people are trying to engage with the devil's work? Regarding the bully case, people should vividly be bold and come forward to the awareness and this is what I want to tell. We just entered the Holy month, so do we have to clean our souls and make it meritorious. But, after all the catastrophe that happened, it is totally embarrassed, if it were, been done by Muslims. This spiteful action will never be able to content one's vengeance. The innocent victim is found dead, and the delinquents will have to face the music.
To contemplating, ask ourselves, again.
Are we truly ready to meet Ramadan? The answers are all within our hearts.
A moment of silence to Zulfarhan Osman Zulkarnain. May his soul be placed among the noble ones. Al-Fatihah.