No, this is not an entry that is due to the ‘Final Year Syndrome’ as my friends have always described it.
My after-prayer reading currently is this e-book I downloaded from http://www.tasawwuf.org/ – Love for Allah.
I haven’t read much, but I will put here some of the words that moved me – for the fact that things I wrote here in my blog, I tend to remember them better, and of course, hopefully these words give an impact to you too.
‘A famous commentator of Al Quran once summarised the commentary of the entire Quran in a single sentence:
Gain the pleasure of Allah through worship,
Gain the pleasure of Allah’s Messenger through following his sunnah,
Gain the pleasure of creation through serving them. ‘
[How wise was this man]
For the mind, heart and sight, the first shaykh is ‘ishq (love). If there be not ‘ishq, then Shariah and deen become but idols of whimsical idea.
[True. Never lose sight of why we are fighting for things we fight. Out of sentiment or out of the love of Allah and His Pleasure? ~ a tazkirah for the cholerics!]
Love is the beginning; Love is the end; Love is everything;
Love is the branch; Love is the tree; Love is the flower.
[I’m touched. Everything I do should be out of Love]
The first principle: Heart is always in love with someone.
The heart is the ocean of love; love is its act; Guard it a thousand ways; It will still fall in love.
[Gotta do self-check every now and then – who is it in your heart that you seek to please? Allah or some person or the society?]
That’s it for today. Banyak-banyak nanti susah nak hadam dan lekatkan kat otak untuk terjemah dalam peribadi.
p.s. I went to this discussion ‘Women and Religions’ – sort of discussing if being feminist allow us to be religious at the same time. Well, my brand of feminism is a part of my definition of being religious and a practising Muslim, so they don’t clash.
p.p.s I forgot that today is the Earth Day! Ouchh! So the resolution for this year’s Earth Day : Complete my ‘Carbon Footprinting of Ready-meals’ the best that I can.
p.p.p.s Siapa-siapa yang tak tengok lagi filem Che (Part One and Two) silalah tengok. Very inspiring. A number of websites allow you to watch this movie (streaming), just google it. Fine – I am yet to watch Sang Murabbi or Laskar Pelangi or whatever, but you don’t need the label ‘Islamic’ to derive something good from something, no?