Sunday, 17 May 2009

Hijrah

Before understanding what the word 'hijrah' actually means, two things come to mind when someone mentions the word, one, Nabi Muhammad's migration from Makkah to Yathrib (Medinah), and two, the Islamic calendar system.

The word hijrah is not just limited to that definition which concerns migration to a new place, or just that word we put next to the Islamic year in writing. It is also defined as the change in one's current state to a better one. By 'state', I don't mean state as in Sarawak or Shanghai, I mean state as in attitude, character, or frame of mind. Secara straightforward, hijrah is like leaving all acts of sin and performing all acts claimed by Allah. Dengan meninggalkan segala dosa dan melakukan semua perkara yang Allah suruh, ketani telah berhijrah dari menjadi individu yang kurang baik / lemah / jahil untuk menjadi individu yang lebih baik / kuat / beriman / bertaqwa.

Apakah ketani inda mau yang terbaik bagi diri ketani sendiri? We ALWAYS have that option to hijrah or not to hijrah. Petunjuk atu kadang-kadang nya sedia ada, there are so many things in our daily life that can remind us of Allah, tetapi it is up to you absorb petunjuk atu ke dalam fikiran dan hati ketani. Sekiranya ketani ignore, sentiasa tia ketani dalam keadaan rugi.

Berniat kan berubah saja inda memadai, ketani mesti usaha jua. Well, bagus pulang tu ada niat sudah. After all that's how it starts, dari niat ketani. Tapi tanpa usaha, inda ketani kan begarak. Allah inda kan mengubah diri ketani kalau ketani sendiri inda berusaha mengubah diri ketani sendiri (reflect 8:53). He won't help us if we don't help ourselves. If we don't help ourselves, why should He? Sama jua dengan petunjuk atau hidayah, Allah inda kan membagi ketani pentunjuk kepada ketani UNLESS ketani sendiri mahu diberi petunjuk di lubuk hati ketani. Only Allah knows the contents of our heart. We may claim that we know how we feel. We may claim that we do want to change. But Allah knows what's hidden deep in our hearts, our innermost intentions (reflect 28:56).

Hijrah is a journey. It doesn't just happen as you click your fingers. Hijrah is a process, along which you will face challenges which will either make you turn back, or otherwise. If you turn back, you are weak. Allah sengaja bagi ketani these challenges, untuk menguatkan ketani. Allah is our creator, of course he knows what we're capable and incapable of. Sekiranya tah ketani inda mampu, Allah inda kan membagi ketani ujian atu. In other words, Allah knows ketani gerenti pass wah tu. Tapi, jangan lapas tangan cematu saja, usaha atu penting. Oh, sabar is another thing. Ketani mesti sabar (reflect 2:155) and NEVER EVER putus asa kepada Allah (reflect 39:53).

Ketani semua wajib berhijrah. Kalau ketani berfikiran: eh esok tah ku hijrah; lusa tah ku mula hijrah; 1 Januari 2020 tah ku hijrah; I'll hijrah when I'm old and grey; time ku tua. Masalahnya, benyawa ketani masih esok lusa? Jangan tah tahun 2020, esok pagi gerenti kah ketani hidup masih? Hijrah masa tua? Ada confirmation kah ketani sampat tua? We don't know. This whole hijrah thing, it's like dieting. A diet should never start tomorrow, it should start at this very moment.

"Insya Allah aku hijrah bila hati ku terbuka" - masalahnya, kalau inda tebuka? Cemana? Dengan itu, berusahalah untuk membuka nya. If you just stare at a door, it won't open by itself. First you have to come to the door. Then, you need to turn the door knob and push the door in order to open it. Kadang-kadang pintu atu berkunci lagi tu. So, find the key lah. Just waiting for the key to come won't help us. Now, once the door is open, don't just stand there, ENTER it. Enter it whole-heartedly. Surah Al-Baqarah Ayat ke 208:
"Wahai orang-orang yang beriman! Masuklah ke dalam Islam secara KESELURUHAN, dan janganlah kamu ikuti langkah-langkah syaitan. Sungguh, ia musuh yang nyata bagimu."
Semoga ketani semua diantara golongan yang berhijrah. Lets all leave our jahil selves, and together we devote ourselves to Allah The Almighty. Amin.

5 comments:

Huda A said...

MasyaAllah Jirin, your Hijrah post is very moving. it's all a process of learning. and life itself is one huge exam. within it are little little tests. may Allah give us constant guidance and strength to stay in the right path.

Anonymous said...

Daripada Fadhalah bin Ubaid radiyallahu 'anhu, Nabi sallallahu 'alayhi wassalam bersabda: "Berbahagialah orang yang diberi hidayah kepada Islam, manakala kehidupannya pula sentiasa mencukupi dan berpada" [Riwayat at-Tirmizi dan Ahmad]

Semoga sentiasa istiqomah dalam memperbaiki kelemahan diri kita...

Jirin said...

Huda. Yes, true we have to keep learning about islam. Mesti faham islam. It is so much more than what we think it is. Insya Allah Huda, semoga Allah bimbing you, me, and the rest of the ummah. Amin.

Anonymous, yupe. So true. Istiqomah penting teramat. Jazzakallah khair, Anonymous. Thanks to Allah, dengan kuasanya jua anta/ante ditakdirkan share hadith di atas. Syukran =)

softeyes said...

Assalamulaikum Jirin


Semoga Allah sentiasa berikan kitani
Taufik dan HidayahNYA untuk terus mencariNYA.

Keep posting!

Jirin said...

Wa'alaikumussalam Sofi :) Amin. Insya Allah :)