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Tuesday, August 25, 2009
Hanya saya dan seorang penjaga bilik tersebut yang berada dalam bilik berkenaan. Saya membuka dengan hati-hati penutup muka jenazah. Kulitnya putih,badannya kecil dan berusia awal 20-an. Allah Maha Berkuasa.
Tiba-tiba saya lihat muka jenazah itu sedikit demi sedikit bertukar menjadi hitam. Mulanya saya tidak menganggap ia sebagai aneh, namun apabila semakin lama semakin hitam, hati saya mula bertanya-tanya. Saya terus menatap perubahan itu dengan teliti, sambil di hati tidak berhenti-henti membaca ayat-ayat suci Al-Quran. Detik demi detik berlalu,wajah jenazah semakin hitam.
Selepas lima minit berlalu,barulah ia berhenti bertukar warna. Ketika itu wajah mayat berkenaan tidak lagi putih seperti warna asalnya,tetapi hitam seperti terbakar. Saya keluar dari bilik berkenaan dan duduk termenung memikirkan kejadian aneh yang berlaku itu. Pelbagai pertanyaan timbul di kepala saya; apakah yang sebenarnya telah terjadi? Siapakah pemuda itu? Mengapa wajahnya bertukar hitam? Persoalan demi persoalan muncul di fikiran saya.
Sedang saya termenung tiba-tiba saya dapati ada seorang wanita berjalan menuju ke arah saya. Satu lagi pertanyaan timbul, siapa pula wanita ini yang berjalan seorang diri di bilik mayat pada pukul 4.00 Semakin lama dia semakin hampir, dan tidak lama kemudian berdiri di hadapan saya. Dia berusia 60-an dan memakai baju kurung. Ustaz," kata wanita itu. "Saya dengar anak saya meninggal dunia dan sudah seminggu mayatnya tidak dituntut. Jadi saya nak tengok jenazahnya." kata wanita berkenaan dengan lembut.
Walaupun hati saya ada sedikit tanda tanya,namun saya membawa juga wanita itu ke tempat jenazah tersebut. Saya tarik laci 313 dan buka kain penutup wajahnya. "Betulkah ini mayat anak mak cik?"tanya saya. "Mak cik rasa betul... tapi kulitnya putih." "Makcik lihatlah betul-betul. " kata saya. Selepas ditelitinya jenazah berkenaan, wanita itu begitu yakin yang mayat itu adalah anaknya. Saya tutup kembali kain penutup mayat dan menolak kembali lacinya ke dalam dan membawa wanita itu keluar dari bilik mayat.
Tiba di luar saya bertanya kepadanya. "Mak cik, ceritakanlah kepada saya apa sebenarnya yang berlaku sampai wajah anak mak cik bertukar jadi hitam?" tanya saya. Wanita itu tidak mahu menjawab sebaliknya menangis teresak-esak. Saya ulangi pertanyaan tetapi ia masih enggan menjawab. Dia seperti menyembunyikan sesuatu."Baiklah, kalau mak cik tidak mahu beritahu,saya tak mahu uruskan jenazah anak mak cik ini. " kata saya untuk menggertaknya. Bila saya berkata demikian, barulah wanita itu membuka mulutnya. Sambil mengesat airmata, dia berkata, "Ustaz, anak saya ni memang baik, patuh dan taat kepada saya. Jika dikejutkan di waktu malam atau pagi supaya buat sesuatu kerja, dia akan bangun dan buat kerja itu tanpa membantah sepatahpun. Dia memang anak yang baik. Tapi..." tambah wanita itu lagi "apabila makcik kejutkan dia untuk bangun sembahyang, Subuh misalnya, dia mengamuk marahkan mak cik. Kejutlah dia, suruhlah dia pergi ke kedai, dalam hujan lebat pun dia akan pergi, tapi kalau dikejutkan supaya bangun sembahyang,anak makcik ini akan terus naik angin. Itulah yang mak cik kesalkan." kata wanita tersebut. Jawapannya itu memeranjatkan saya.
Teringat saya kepada hadis nabi bahawa barang siapa yang tidak sembahyang, maka akan ditarik cahaya iman dari wajahnya. Mungkin itulah yang berlaku. Wajah pemuda itu bukan sahaja ditarik cahaya keimanannya, malah diaibkan dengan warna yang hitam.Selepas menceritakan perangai anaknya, wanita tersebut meminta diri untuk pulang.Dia berjalan dengan pantas dan hilang dalam persekitaran yang gelap.Kemudian saya pun memandikan, mengapankan dan menyembahyangkannya .
Selesai urusan itu, saya kembali ke rumah semula. Saya perlu balik secepat mungkin kerana perlu bertugas keesokan harinya sebagai imam di Masjid Sultan Sallehuddin Abdul Aziz Shah, Shah Alam. Selang dua tiga hari kemudian, entah kenapa hati saya begitu tergerak untuk menghubungi waris mayat pemuda tersebut. Melalui nombor telefon yang diberikan oleh Hospital Tengku Ampuan Rahimah, saya hubungi saudara Allahyarham yang agak jauh pertalian persaudaraannya. Selepas memperkenalkan diri, saya berkata, "Encik, kenapa encik biarkan orang tua itu datang ke hospital seorang diri di pagi-pagi hari. Rasanya lebih elok kalau encik dan keluarga encik yang datang sebab encik tinggal di Kuala Lumpur lebih dekat dengan Klang."
Pertanyaan saya itu menyebabkan dia terkejut, "Orang tua mana pula?" katanya. Saya ceritakan tentang wanita berkenaan, tentang bentuk badannya, wajahnya,tuturannya serta pakaiannya. "Kalau wanita itu yang ustaz katakan, perempuan itu adalah emaknya, tapi.... emaknya dah meninggal lima tahun lalu!" Saya terpaku, tidak tahu apa yang hendak dikatakan lagi. Jadi 'apakah' yang datang menemui saya pagi itu?Walau siapa pun wanita itu dalam erti kata sebenarnya, saya yakin ia adalah 'sesuatu' yang Allah turunkan untuk memberitahu kita apa yang sebenarnya telah berlaku hingga menyebabkan wajah pemuda berkenaan bertukar hitam. Peristiwa tersebut telah terjadi lebih setahun lalu, tapi masih segar dalam ingatan saya.
Ia mengingatkan saya kepada sebuah hadis nabi, yang bermaksud bahawa jika seseorang itu meninggalkan sembahyang satu waktu dengan sengaja,dia akan ditempatkan di neraka selama 80,000 tahun. Bayangkanlah seksaan yang akan dilalui kerana satu hari di akhirat bersamaan dengan seribu tahun di dunia. Kalau 80,000 tahun?
Wednesday, August 19, 2009
Would like to share with you a formula for memorizing the Qur'an pages (On a standard size Qur'an - Madina Al Munawwarah).
Pay attention carefully; its very easy:-
Qur'an has 30 Juzuus (parts)
Take 5 (the fifth juzuu) 5-1 = 4, the answer 4 x 2 = 8 then insert 2 after 8 which shows 82
Now look at the Quraan and you will see The 5th Juzuu begins on page 82.
10th Juzuu 10-1 = 9, the answer 9 x 2 = 18 then insert 2 after 18
which shows 182
Now look at the Quraan, you will see the 10th Juzuu begins on page 182.
Juzuu 23, 23-1 = 22, the answer 22 x 2 = 44 then insert 2 after 44
which shows 442
Now look at the Quraan, you will see the 23rd Juzuu begins on page 442.
This way they will always rememember which Juzuu starts on which page.
Japan invented a machine that catches thieves.
They took it out to different countries for a test.
U.S.A, in 30 minutes it caught 20 thieves;
UK, in 30 minutes it caught 500 thieves;
Spain, in 20 minutes it caught 25 thieves;
Ghana, in 10 minutes it caught 6,000 thieves;
Uganda, in 7 minutes it caught 20,000 thieves,
Nigeria, in 5 minutes the machine was stolen.
Perbuatan ini Allah tidak suka. Kalau tertidur lain cerita.
Jangan masuk ke bilik air tanpa memakai alas
kaki (selipar). Takut kalau-kalau terbawa keluar najis, mengotori seluruh rumah kita.
Jangan makan dan minum dalam bekas yang pecah atau sumbing.
Makruh kerana ia membahayakan.
Jangan biarkan pinggan mangkuk yang telah digunakan tidak berbasuh. Makruh dan mewarisi kepapaan.
Jangan tidur selepas solat Subuh, nanti rezeki mahal (kerana berpagi-pagi itu membuka pintu berkat).
Jangan makan tanpa membaca BISMILLAH dan doa makan. Nanti rezeki kita dikongsi syaitan.
Jangan keluar rumah tanpa niat untuk membuat kebaikan. Takut-takut kita mati dalam perjalanan.
Jangan pakai sepatu atau selipar yang berlainan pasangan. Makruh dan mewarisi kepapaan.
Jangan biarkan mata liar di perjalanan. Nanti hati kita gelap diselaputi dosa.
Jangan menangguh taubat bila berbuat dosa kerana mati boleh datang
Jangan ego untuk meminta maaf pada ibu bapa dan sesama manusia
kalau memang kita bersalah.
Jangan mengumpat sesama rakan taulan. Nanti rosak persahabatan kita hilang bahagia.
Jangan lupa bergantung kepada ALLAH dalam setiap kerja kita. Nanti kita sombong apabila berjaya. Kalau gagal kecewa pula.
Jangan bakhil untuk bersedekah. Sedekah itu memanjangkan umur dan memurahkan rezeki kita.
Jangan banyak ketawa. Nanti mati jiwa.
Jangan biasakan berbohong, kerana ia adalah ciri-ciri munafik dan
menghilangkan kasih orang kepada kita.
Jangan suka menganiaya manusia atau haiwan. Doa makhluk yang teraniaya cepat dimakbulkan ALLAH.
Jangan terlalu susah hati dengan urusan dunia. Akhirat itu lebih utama
dan hidup di sana lebih lama dan kekal selamanya.
Jangan mempertikaikan kenapa ISLAM itu berkata JANGAN.
Sebab semuanya untuk keselamatan kita.
ALLAH lebih tahu apa yang terbaik untuk hamba ciptaanNya.
"Sebarkanlah ajaranku walau satu ayat pun"
(Sabda Rasulullah SAW)
"Nescaya Allah memperbaiki bagimu amalan-amalanmu dan mengampuni bagimu dosa-dosamu. Dan barangsiapa mentaati Allah dan Rasul-Nya, maka sesungguhnya ia telah mendapat kemenangan yang besar."
Friday, August 14, 2009
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Thursday, June 25, 2009
Pengetua and Felo went for an educational visit to UKM and UPM. What great hospitality! I am not so sure whether UMp can repay all the kindness that we have received. Yet, we will try our best to give the warmest welcome whenever they come to UMP. Wonderful people! Tq from the deep of our hearts!!!!
My Husband and I invited our Felo mates especially the ladies to join and watch the famous theater MANA SETANGGINYA. Personally, I could not understand the whole story until my husband told me the connection of the story to our real world. Tq abg for explaining to me...I had a blast night...watching all the big sets...the flying angels....the fire explosion...wow...
People in Acheh told us one beautiful story. It is about love which is equivalent to Taj Mahal. The Sultan of Acheh got married to a Princess from Pahang (suprise huh!). Yes, it is true. We are somehow related to Acheh. However, The Princess missed Pahang so much so she asked her husband to build a small garden made from stone (white stone?) which resembles all the mountains in Pahang. The Princess would go there and play with her servants. She would wash her hair and get it dry up on top of the garden. We went through a small tunnel and reached on top of the stone mountains. This garden is called `GUNUNGAN'. Such a small monument of love yet very unique. It shows how love can be intrepreted in many ways. So dear hubby, would you build a castle for me? Made from `DAUN PISANG'? Please.....
Tuesday, June 16, 2009
A married couple was in a car when the wife turned to her husband and asked, "Would you like to stop for a coffee?"
"No, thanks," he answered truthfully. So they didn't stop.
The result? The wife, who had indeed wanted to stop, became annoyed because she felt her preference had not been considered. The husband, seeing his wife was angry, became frustrated. Why didn't she just say what she wanted?
Unfortunately, he failed to see that his wife was asking the question not to get an instant decision, but to begin a negotiation. And the woman didn't realize that when her husband said no, he was just expressing his preference, not making a ruling. When a man and woman interpret the same interchange in such conflicting ways, it's no wonder they can find themselves leveling angry charges of selfishness and obstinacy at each other.
As a specialist in linguistics, I have studied how the conversational styles of men and women differ. We cannot lump all men or all women into fixed categories. But the seemingly senseless misunderstandings that haunt our relationships can in part be explained by the different conversational rules by which men and women play.
Whenever I write or speak about this subject, people tell me they are relieved to learn that what has caused them trouble - and what they had previously ascribed to personal failings - is, in fact, very common.
Learning about the different though equally valid conversational frequencies men and women are tuned to can help banish the blame and help us truly talk to one another. Here are some of the most common areas of conflict:
Status vs. Support.
Men grow up in a world in which a conversation is often a contest, either to achieve the upper hand or to prevent other people from pushing them around. For women, however, talking is often a way to exchange confirmation and support.
I saw this when my husband and I had jobs in different cities. People frequently made comments like, "That must be rough," and "How do you stand it?" I accepted their sympathy and sometimes even reinforced it, saying, "The worst part is having to pack and unpack al the time."
But my husband often reacted with irritation. Our situation had advantages, he would explain. As academics, we had four-day weekends together, as well as long vacations throughout the year and four months in the summer.
Everything he said was true, but I didn't understand why he chose to say it. He told me that some of the comments implied: "Yours is not a real marriage. I am superior to you because my wife and I have avoided your misfortune." Until then it had not occurred to me there might be an element of one- upmanship.
I now see that my husband was simply approaching the world as many men do: as a place where people try to achieve and maintain status. I, on the other hand, was approaching the world as many women do: as a network of connections seeking support and consensus.
Independence vs. Intimacy.
Since women often think in terms of closeness and support, they struggle to preserve intimacy. Men, concerned with status, tend to focus more on independence. These traits can lead women and men to starkly different views of the same situation.
When Josh's old high-school friend called him at work to say he'd be in town, Josh invited him to stay for the weekend. That evening he told Linda they were having a house guest.
Linda was upset. How could Josh make these plans without discussing them with her beforehand? She would never do that to him. "Why don't you tell your friend you have to check with your wife?" she asked.
Josh replied, "I can't tell my friend, 'I have to ask my wife for permission'!"
To Josh, checking with his wife would mean he was not free to act on his own. It would make him feel like a child or an underling. But Linda actually enjoys telling someone, "I have to check with Josh." It makes her feel good to show that her life is intertwined with her husband's.
Advice vs. Understanding.
Eve had a benign lump removed from her breast. When she confided to her husband, Mark, that she was distressed because the stitches changed the contour of her breast, he answered, "You can always have plastic surgery."
This comment bothered her. "I'm sorry you don't like the way it looks," she protested. "But I'm not having any more surgery!"
Mark was hurt and puzzled. "I don't care about a scar," he replied. "It doesn't bother me at all."
"Then why are you telling me to have plastic surgery?" she asked.
"Because you were upset about the way it looks."
Eve felt like a heel. Mark had been wonderfully supportive throughout her surgery. How could she snap at him now?
The problem stemmed from a difference in approach. To many men a complaint is a challenge to come up with a solution. Mark thought he was reassuring Eve by telling her there was something she could do about her scar. But often women are looking for emotional support, not solutions.
When my mother tells my father she doesn't feel well, he invariably offers to take her to the doctor. Invariably, she is disappointed with his reaction. Like many men, he is focused on what he can do, whereas she wants sympathy.
Information vs. Feelings.
A cartoon shows a husband opening a newspaper and asking his wife, "Is there anything you'd like to say to me before I start reading the paper?" We know there isn't - but that as soon as the man begins reading, his wife will think of something.
The cartoon is funny because people recognize their own experience in it. What's not funny is that many women are hurt when men don't talk to them at home, and many men are frustrated when they disappoint their partners without knowing why.
Rebecca, who is happily married, told me this is a source of dissatisfaction with her husband, Stuart. When she tells him what she is thinking, he listens silently. When she asks him what is on his mind, he says, "Nothing."
All Rebecca's life she has had practice in verbalizing her feelings with friends and relatives. But Stuart has had practice in keeping his innermost thoughts to himself. To him, like most men, talk is information. He doesn't feel that talk is required at home.
Yet many such men hold center stage in a social setting, telling jokes and stories. They use conversation to claim attention and to entertain. Women can wind up hurt that their husbands tell relative strangers things they have not told them.
To avoid this kind of misunderstanding, both men and women can make adjustments. A woman may observe a man's desire to read the paper without seeing it is a rejection. And a man can understand a woman's desire to talk without feeling it is a manipulative intrusion.
Orders vs. Proposals.
Diana often begins statements with "Let's." She might say "Let's park over there" or "Let's clean up now, before lunch."
This makes Nathan angry. He has deciphered Diana's "Let's" as a command. Like most men, he resists being told what to do. But to Diana, she is making suggestions, not demands. Like most women, she formulates her requests as proposals rather than orders. Her style of talking is a way of getting others to do what she wants - but by winning agreement first.
With certain men, like Nathan, this tactic backfires. If they perceive someone is trying to get them to do something indirectly, they feel manipulated and respond more resentfully than they would to a straightforward request.
Conflict vs. Compromise.
In trying to prevent fights, some women refuse to oppose the will of others openly. But sometimes it's far more effective for a woman to assert herself, even at the risk of conflict.
Dora was frustrated by a series of used cars she drove. It was she who commuted to work, but her husband, Hank, who chose the cars. Hank always went for cars that were "interesting" but in continual need of repair.
After Dora was nearly killed when her brakes failed, they were in the market for yet another used car. Dora wanted to buy a late-model sedan from a friend. Hank fixed his sights on a 15-year-old sports car. She tried to persuade Hank that it made more sense to buy the boring but dependable car, but he would not be swayed.
Previously she would have acceded to his wishes. This time Dora bought the boring but dependable car and steeled herself for Hanks' anger. To her amazement, he spoke not a word of remonstrance. When she later told him what she had expected, he scoffed at her fears and said she should have done what she wanted from the start if she felt that strongly about it.
As Dora discovered, a little conflict won't kill you. At the same time, men who habitually oppose others can adjust their style to opt for less confrontation.
When we don't see style differences for what they are, we sometimes draw unfair conclusions: "You're illogical," "You're self- centered," "You don't care about me." But once we grasp the two characteristic approaches, we stand a better chance of preventing disagreements from spiraling out of control.
Learning the other's ways of talking is a leap across the communication gap between men and women, and a giant step towards genuine understanding.