Friday, December 18, 2009







Thursday, December 17, 2009

Imam Al- Ghazali's Reflections on the Prophet's Sunna, Life and Conduct.

In The Name Of Allah (God), Most Gracious, Most Merciful

Paraphrased from ‘Revival of the Religious Sciences, Ihya Ulum al-Din’ Book 19 by Imam al-Ghazali

The Messenger of God (s) was the mildest of men, but also the bravest and most just of men. He was the most restrained of people; never touching the hand of a woman over whom he did not have rights, or who was not his mahram. He was the most generous of men, so that never did a gold or silver coin spend the night in his house. If something remained at the end of the day, because he had not found someone to give it to, and night descended, he would go out, and not return home until he had given it to someone in need. From what Allah gave him [...] he would take only the simplest and easiest foods: dates and barley, giving anything else away in the path of Allah.

Never did he refuse a gift for which he was asked. He used to mend his own sandals, and patch his own clothes, and serve his family, and help them to cut meat. He was the shyest of men, so that his gaze would never remain long in the face of anyone else. He would accept the invitation of a freeman or a slave, and accept a gift, even if it were no more than a gulp of milk, or the thigh of a rabbit, and offer something in return. He never consumed anything given in sadaqa. He was not too proud to reply to a slave-girl, or a pauper in rags. He would become angered for his Lord, never for himself; he would cause truth and justice to prevail even if this led to discomfort to himself or to his companions.

‘He used to bind a stone around his waist out of hunger. He would eat what was brought, and would not refuse any permissible food. If there were dates without bread, he would eat, if there was roast meat, he would eat; if there was rough barley bread, he would eat it; if there was honey or something sweet, he would eat it; if there was only yogurt without even bread, he would be quite satisfied with that. ‘He was not sated, even with barley-bread, for three consecutive days, until the day he met his Lord, not because of poverty, or avarice, but because he always preferred others over himself. ‘He would attend weddings, and visit the sick, and attend funerals, and would often walk among his enemies without a guard. He was the most humble of men, and the most serene, without arrogance. He was the most eloquent of men, without ever speaking for too long. He was the most cheerful of men. He was afraid of nothing in the dunya. He would wear a rough Yemeni cloak, or a woolen tunic; whatever was lawful and was to hand, that he would wear. He would ride whatever was to hand: sometimes a horse, sometimes a camel, sometimes a mule, sometimes a donkey. And at times he would walk barefoot, without an upper garment or a turban or a cap. He would visit the sick even if they were in the furthest part of Madina. He loved perfumes, and disliked foul smells.

‘He maintained affectionate and loyal ties with his relatives, but without preferring them to anyone who was superior to them. He never snubbed anyone. He accepted the excuse of anyone who made an excuse. He would joke, but would never say anything that was not true. He would laugh, but not uproarously. He would watch permissible games and sports, and would not criticise them. He ran races with his wives. Voices would be raised around him, and he would be patient. He kept a sheep, from which he would draw milk for his family. He would walk among the fields of his companions. He never despised any pauper for his poverty or illness; neither did he hold any king in awe simply because he was a king. He would call rich and poor to Allah, without distinction.

This moving portrait by Imam al-Ghazali depicts our role model, and simultaneously our ideal of humanity lived in the form of absolute beauty. He was, as Imam al-Ghazali records, the most humble of men. He was forbearing, polite, courteous, and mild. He paid no attention to people’s outward form, but assessed and responded to their spirits. He forgave constantly. He was indulgent with the simple Bedouin of Central Arabia, the roughest people on earth. When one of them. who wanted money, pulled his cloak so violently that it left a mark, he merely smiled, and ordered that the man be given what he wanted. (Shaykh Abdal Hakim Murad).

Wednesday, December 2, 2009


Bangsar,02 Dis 2009 -
"Syukur Alhamdulillah, pada tahun ini sebanyak 19 ekor lembu telah dimanahkan kepada Jawatankuasa Korban Masjid SABA, 16 ekor daripada jumlah tersebut telah diuruskan diperkarangan masjid termasuk seekor lembu yang disumbangkan oleh YB Dato' Raja Nong Chik Bin Dato' Raja Zainal Abidin, Menteri Wilayah Persekutuan. Manakala 3 ekor lagi masing-masing telah diserahkan kepada 3 buah surau dibawah pentadbiran MSABA iaitu Madrasah Tarbiah Islamiah Apartmen Putra Ria, Surau Al Islamiah Perumahan Perkarangan DBKL dan Surau AL Hijrah KTMB, Pangsapuri KTMB Bangsar Utama. Pihak Masjid SABA juga membantu menguruskan ibadah korban di Kemboja yang diwakili Imam Ismail. Sebanyak RM 32,200 telah diserahkan kepada beliau yang menyamai harga 23 ekor lembu.

Jawatankuasa Korban Masjid SABA juga merakamkan jutaan penghargaan kepada peserta korban, jemaah masjid, wakil-wakil surau, kakitangan masjid dan muslimin muslimat yang telah menjayakan program ibadah korban pada tahun ini. Semoga pengorbanan harta dan tenaga pada hari itu akan diberi ganjaran setimpal oleh Allah di akhirat kelak. InsyaAllah,"
ujar Pengerusi Masjid SABA, Dato Haji Nik Farid Bin Hj Mohd Kamil panjang lebar ketika ditemui selepas berakhirnya program ibadah korban Masjid SABA.

Program yang amat meriah dengan kehadiran ramai anak kariah Bangsar itu berjalan dengan lancar dan boleh dikatakan antara program ibadah korban terbaik yang pernah dijalankan di Masjid SABA. Rata - rata jemaah dan anak kariah Bangsar yang ditemui ketika ibadah korban itu dijalankan meluahkan rasa puas hati serta gembira dengan perlaksanaan ibadah korban pada tahun ini lebih -lebih lagi pihak Masjid SABA telah menambahkan banyak peralatan baru untuk melancarkan program ibadah korban pada tahun ini.

Pihak masjid amat berharap dan berdoa semoga anak kariah Bangsar akan terus memberi sokongan kepada program ibadah korban pada tahun 1431 dan seterusnya.