Repost: Prolog 4: Audio Ramadhan


BismillahiMashALLAH. Allahummasolli’alamuhammad.

Untuk tiga tahun kebelakangan ini, saya telah menjadi avid fan untuk ceramah, diskusi dan video di laman-laman web di bawah. Terutamanya di sekitar Ramadhan. Program-program Kelab As-Salam semasa di kampus UIA semasa musim Ramadhan juga banyak menengetengahkan talk-talk di bawah. Di bawah antara pautan yang menjadi kegemaran halwa telinga dan jiwa saya. Laman web Brother Baba Ali; ummahfilms, himpunan talk/lecture Syaikh Hussain Sattar dan Brother Khalid Yassin menjadi minat utama saya. Dalam masa yang sama pelbagai lagi wacana kreatif dan inovatif dalam menyampaikan keindahan Islam dan penyucian jiwa menjadi santapan lazat tentunya.

1. http://www.sacredlearning.org/classrooms/ramadan/index.htm
2. http://ummzahra.blogspot.com/2006/09/useful-ramadhan-audio.html
3. http://www.thedeenshow.com
4. http://www.ummahfilms.com
5. http://www.zaytuna.org
6. http://www.tasawwuf.org
7. http://www.deenport.com
8. http://www.www.haqislam.org/
9. http://www.islamonline.net
10.www.reflectonthis.com
11.www.ashrafiya.com
12.http://www.ahmed2004uk.blogspot.com/

Serta beberapa koleksi arkib Ramadhan saya di sini:-

1) http://alqasam.blogsome.com/category/ramadhan-kareem/
2) http://alqasam.hadithuna.com/category/ramadhan-reruns/

Juga laman yang baru saya temui beberapa bulan lepas:-

1. http://www.halaltube.com/preparing-for-ramadan-with-halal-tube
2. http://www.parvez-video.com/ramadan_special.asp

Pada dasarnya terlalu banyak pintu untuk masuk ke dalam Ramadhan. Salah satunya adalah pembersihan hati dan latihan ibadah. Tidak mungkin dapat kita memecut dalam ibadah yang tujuannya tidak lain untuk mendapat nikmah ibadah @ essence of ibadah @ mengenal ALLAH jika tiada aktiviti pemanasan semasa Sya’ban dan Rejab.

Begitu juga, likulli maqamin maqal. Bagi setiap orang ada tahap juga maqam mereka yang tersendiri. Audio-audio di atas adalah pilihan peribadi saya, dan semoga pengunjung-pengunjung mendapat perkongsian bersama. Pilihlah apa yang sesuai untuk jiwamu, dan tinggalkan yang tidak. Dalam masa yang sama, terlalu banyak ceramah-ceramah penyegaran jiwa untuk memasuki taman-taman Ramadhan yang masih ada di luar sana. Bacaan tulisan-tulisan untuk menumbuhkan rasa cinta dan sedia pada hati kita. Apapun jua, sama-sama kita bersedia dengan jiwa yang hidup dengan al-Quran, hati yang bersih dengan zikir dan anggota badan yang bernafas dengan ibadah dan Sunnah saw.

Untuk QALBUN, ada lapisannya yang tersendiri, Hakim At-Tirmidzhi.

Aug 12, 2009

Repost: Ramadan 14-Hilangkan Sifat keakuan


Entri berkaitan-Tentang Tauhid: Imam Nifari @ Suluk
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Bismillahirrahmanirrahim

Ramadan Dua: DAY 14

ALLAH, on this day, do not condemn me for slips, make me decrease mistakes and errors, do not make me a target for afflictions and troubles, by Your honor, O the honor of the Muslims

Satu tulisan lama di blog lama saya, yang sentiasa segar untuk dibaca oleh saya. Untuk diri, nafsu dan hati saya terutamanya yang penuh ananiyah pada Allah dan manusia. Semoga nafsu dan hati terdidik selalu, dalam mengenal diri dan Allah.

Setiap dari ciptaan Allah merupakan hasil tajalli dari sifat Allah. Allah bersifat Rahim jesteru dipercikkan sifat Rahim itu kepada ibu. Allah bersifat Jamal jesteru diberi jamal kepada ciptaannya gunung-ganang, sungai, bunga dan manusia. Setiap dari kejadian, ciptaan, kedukaan, kegembiraan, kebahagian yang diberi dan duji Allah kesemuanya mengandungi rahsia dan hikmah ilahiyyah. Allah mencipta dan memberi segalanya supaya kita mengembalikan semuanya kepada Allah. Kembali kepada keEsaannya. Menyelongkar rahsia dan hikmah kehambaan kepada Allah. Continue reading “Repost: Ramadan 14-Hilangkan Sifat keakuan”

13 Ramadan: Not Enough


Bismillah

No. I’m not talking about food serving or eating habits. But I’m worried about my performance up till 13th Ramadan. I have to admit, is not easy to maintain our consistency in ubiduyiiah and Ibadah and takhalli my nafs, soul dan heart in this Ramadan. Moreover, I’m now not like before when I’m at IIUM. During those blissful days , I have a whole days just for myself and whatever I want to do to fulfill it. It was a joyous day spending days and night in the mosque. Walking together before sahur with my Turkish friend and talking about Ramadan life and everything in between. Listening to my favorite Qari during Taraweeh and Qiyam. Those was the days…

But. Still I’m so fortunate to have what I have to day. Having said that, I know now that I will never doing enough to please Allah dan HIS Rasul saw but the most important things is, wherever we are in this part of world, not the place what the matter most, but what our soul are rather seeking for. This beautiful Ramadan, wherever our foot destined to be, which part of the world we live, we have been offered the same things by ALLAH.

What we can do, is make this Ramadan the fullest possible as to please ALLAH and Rasulullah saw.

That what really matters.

Allahua’lam.

Ramadan Kareem!


لسلام عليكم و رحمه الله و بركاتهاولاُ كل عام و انتم بخير اعاد الله عليكم و علينا رمضان بالخير و اليمن
البركات-

Sempena Ramadan, saya ingin memohon maaf zahir batin kepada semua. Sudi kiranya memasukkan saya yg haqer dalam doa kalian. Selamat bergembira dengan hadiah dari ALLAH, membongkar rahsia Ramadan&amp. Meriahkan pesta ibadah & kebajikan, ruang mengosongkan jiwa dari dunia, mengikat hati dengan ALLAH, membaiki diri dan peribadi.:)

Bergembiralah kita…..

Ramadan 25: Tadabbur Surah Ahqaf


YESTERDAY: 25th Ramadan

When we parted from the iftar majlis, we went straightly to Masjid terapung.

The breeze from the lake at the night of 24th ramadan, hazily brushing our soul.

MashALLAH, when we arrived there, the poll of cars was parking everywhere. This is the first time we were there in order to perform Tarawih prayers. Usually our nightstand for Tarawih is Masjid negeri. At the end of Ramadan like this, to see the scene like that was unusual I have to say.

When I stepped my feet outside the cars, I quickly walk towards the masjid. Upon hearing the voice of the Qari starting reciting for Solat Isya', I felt SO surprised. I almost burst into tears. The sound of the Qari was VERY similar to Shaykh Shuraim. I wonder who the Qari was. I heard he is somewhere from Middle East.

Oh, Shukran ya ALLAH fot letting me be part of this beautiful jamaah.

I can't say how much I cried, cried and cried upon hearing the Qari reciting Surah Ahqaf onwards on that night. SubhanaALLAH all I could say. The peak of the night will be when he recites the duah for witr prayer. He cried, he lowered and increased the voice to suit with the meaning of the duah like the Imam's of tarawih prayers in Middle East were doing.

I just can say that my heart was almost DROPPED (like for real) and burst into million pieces just by listening his recitation. Indeed hearing the WORDS of ALLAH was SO powerful and strong that can't be endure by our weakened heart and sinful souls. How can we, when even A MOUNTAIN will melt if the QURAN was ever revealed to them?

MashALLAH, thanks ALLAH for giving me, the sinful servants of you to receive this bless yet again, after how many times I have choose world and nafs over you. Without your bless, ALLAH I wouldn’t be there. Because of your grace and bless, only I manage to hear, stand and listen.

Ramadan 10: Ramadan in Egypt


Bismillah

I can’t help but to share this peice of journal here. As far as I’m remembered this is the first ever I put a copy and paste sort of post in this blog. Enjoyed the reading and my side commentary will come later. My Ramadan both in Egypt and IIUM hold only pleasant memories for me. I found this one community that dedicated their website for all Ramadan related topics, news and sharing story with each other. Have a bite of it on the below post:)

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Ramadan in Egypt

Posted by Salma on 09 Ramadhan 1429 / 9/10/08 • Categorized as Egypt
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You simply know it’s ramadan when the streets are lit with myriad brightly colored lanterns, tables of the merciful spring up on pavements under colorful tents, homes are decked with joyful streamers and mosques are full to overflowing during the evening’s Taraweeh prayers.

During Ramadan in Egypt, there is a festive feel to the country, phone calls, greetings, messages and warm hellos and wishes for having a blessed month fly around as the month approaches, and there are lights and lanterns, called fanous strung up throughout the towns and cities adorning shops and supermarkets. This fanous is traditionally made of tin and colored glass, with a candle inside. More modern examples are battery operated. This fanous or lantern is a must for every kid, and in the past children played in the streets with their lanterns, singing “wahawy ya wahawy” an old Ramadan song. This tradition is still practiced, though rarely now in the streets, except in middle class or poor neighborhoods, and in the countryside.

You could find cart sellers of oriental sweets, dates, and cold drinks such as hibiscus fill the streets and you could hear Ramadan songs such as Ahlaan Ramadan which means welcome Ramadan played everywhere. You could see people and children helping each others happily in decorating their homes, district and the nearby mosque.

You’ll find friends and colleagues exchanging booklets about Ramadan to remind each others of its virtues and blessings and how it’s a chance to get closer to God and seek his bounties and purify our bodies, minds and souls. You’ll find hundreds of charitable institutions around the cities becoming extremely active and doing announcements for accepting donations. You could also find friends and colleagues whether in work, college or even schools racing to bring a long-gone smile to the faces of millions of underprivileged by collecting donations from each other so they can provide them with free Ramadan bags (aid packages during the holy fasting month packed with basic commodities such as sugar, salt, edible oil, beans, and rice)

You’d think Ramadan means less food, less cooking, less eating. But no, not here in Egypt 🙂 Ramadan means quite the opposite for many egyptians. There are actually special dishes and deserts made especially in Ramadan; people rush to the stores to stock up. Others are seen queuing up to buy delicious sweets that are traditionally eaten during the holy month. Because people have been fasting all day from dawn to sunset, they believe they need to overdose on their sugar intake.

Egyptians celebrate this month with all its aspects: the spiritual rituals that conflate fasting, praying and participation in charitable activities; and the social side that includes iftar and sohour feasts, television serials -as more than half of the serials produced by the Egyptian TV are broadcasted during Ramadan for the first time-. Throughout Egypt’s history, some traditions have survived the years with each generation adding its timeless touch like the tradition of the fanous.

Another traditional practice starts immediately after sunset, which is announced to people through all mosques by the ritual “azan”, or the call for prayers. Once, beginning in the 16th Century, it was the habit of the Egyptian government to fire a canon which could be heard throughout Cairo to announce end of the daily fast. This loud shot was fired from the Citadel over the “el-Moqattam” mountains. However, the tradition was carried throughout the years and even when the tradition of firing the canon was temporarily stopped; its recorded sound was aired on national radio and TV stations at iftar time.

The”Iftar“meal is often very rich. Any type of food might be served, but traditionally the desert almost always includes “Konafa” or “qatayef“.

Nuts are consumed as a snack, together with a traditional drink “qamar el-deen” which is made of apricot.

In Cairo and other cities, families and friends traditionally gather around the table close to sunset, usually listening to Quran verses or a prayer read out on television as they wait for the evening call to prayer, which is when they can break their fast. This evening meal Iftar is a happy occasion, which often breaks into a lively party celebration. At the same time, volunteers all over the city hand out free dates and juices to passers-by and to drivers at traffic intersections, while whole streets are given over to huge open-air restaurants which are special tables of free food and drink set for the poor and the needy or passers-by, usually in a tent in the street, called Ma’edat Al Rahman which translates literally as Table of (God) the Gracious (Merciful). Business hours change to accommodate the fast.

In the old days, the tradition was for a man called a “mesaharaty” to walk down the streets before dawn with a drum. He would wake up the people by singing and calling their names. The mesaharaty was not paid a fixed salary but received donations, and though this profession is now extinct, amateurs continue to practice the tradition.

Most people prefer to spend at least the first day in an extended family reunion, gathering in the home of the grand parents’.After the first few days, people start to go out after “iftar”. Hence, many gatherings between families, friends or colleagues take place for the main meal, and for socializing afterwards.

May Allah (swt) help us to benefit from this season of virtues and blessings and may He grant us His love, mercy and forgiveness now and forever, Ameen.
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