POLIGAMI…Kebahagiaan Yang Dicari @ Kesengsaraan Yang Dituju…

Komen MilkyWay27:   Satu artikel yang sangat baik drpd blog ustaz rushdan…bacalah dan fahamilah terutama pendakwah-pendakwah di jalan Allah…

Dalam post yang terdahulu saya ada menyebut tentang rintihan seorang teman berkenaan isterinya yang tidak lagi mempercayai kejujurannya setelah berpoligami dengan kebenaran isterinya setelah 18 ke 20 tahun mereka sama-sama melayarkan bahtera perkahwinan.Saya suka untuk menjadikan perbincangan ini satu entri yang berasingan walaupun ianya berpijak  di atas asas-asas maani yang saya sebutkan didalam post yang lalu(Kebahagiaan Rumahtangga…).Malah post-post yang terdahulu daripada AGAMA ADALAH KEJUJURAN, MENGENAL DIRI DAN HAKIKAT KEHIDUPAN… semuanya adalah berkaitan dalam memahami apa yang akan saya utarakan.

Manhajiah Berfikir Menuntut Keberanian Mengungkapkan Kebenaran…

Manhajiah dalam berfikir dan dalam memberikan apa-apa penyelesaian kepada masalah masyarakat, menuntut  kita  berani dalam mengungkapkan sesuatu yang belum kita lalui dan tidak semestinya kita melaluinya…dan jika kita ditakdirkan melaluinya belum pasti apa yang kita impikan tercapai sepenuhnya… Seperti seorang Pendakwah yang mengungkapkan ciri-ciri Imam atau pemerintah yang Adil, tidak semestinya dia kena jadi pemerintah atau pemimpin yang  berjaya melaksanakan keadilan baru boleh dia memperkatakan tentang keadilan pemimpin.begitu juga apabila dia ditakdirkan menjadi pemimpin tidak semua apa yang diimpikan akan menjadi kenyataan…Tetapi… “Tentunya berbeza di antara seorang yang melihat dengan seorang yang buta apabila melalui sesuatu jalan…”

Bersedia Sebelum Ia Berlaku…

Sebenarnya persoalan-persoalan yang saya utarakan di dalam post yang lalu adalah bertujuan membuka minda dan meletakkan sesuatu itu pada tempatnya yang betul. Saya sengaja mengolah persoalan seperti itu dan agak menusuk  kelubuk hati yang paling dalam bagi mereka yang terasa,kerana sesuatu kekeliruan yang berpunca daripada silap faham secara akli (fikiran semata-mata) lebih mudah untuk diuraikan dengan hanya membawa beberapa hujjah logik sudah cukup.Tetapi sesuatu kekeliruan yang berpunca daripada perasaan (yang asasnya adalah nafsu ; nafsu di sini adalah inginkan keselesaan sepenuhnya tanpa saingan) ia tidak mudah untuk diselesaikan melainkan mesti di asingkan antara akal dan perasaan dengan soalan-soalan yang menggugat…supaya akal bebas berfikir tanpa gangguan emosi yang menyerabut.

Itulah yang saya faham daripada uslub al Quraan apabila menangani satu-satu isu membabitkan perasaan(juga dalam bab Poligami). Itulah uslub Surah al Tahrim yang menghentak perasaan sampai kelubuk hati yang paling dalam kepada dua wanita yang paling mulia di muka bumi ketika itu yang digelar “Ummahat al Mukminin” Ibu para Mukmin (Aisyah r.a dan Hafsah r.a  dan menjadi pengajaran kepada yang lain…)dengan hentakan berbentuk cabaran dan ugutan daripada Yang Maha Berkuasa apabila berlaku kesilapan dalam menguruskan perasaan dengan cara yang tidak betul sehingga melahirkan tindakan yang tidak betul dan mengesani tindakan Nabi s.a.w.

“ Jika kamu berdua bertaubat kepada Allah (wahai isteri-isteri Nabi, maka itulah yang sewajibnya), kerana sesungguhnya hati kamu berdua telah cenderung (kepada perkara yang menyusahkan Nabi); dan jika kamu berdua saling membantu untuk (melakukan sesuatu yang) menyusahkannya, (maka yang demikian itu tidak akan berjaya) kerana sesungguhnya Allah adalah Pembelanya; dan selain dari itu Jibril serta orang-orang yang soleh dari kalangan orang-orang yang beriman dan malaikat-malaikat – juga menjadi penolongnya.

Boleh jadi, jika Nabi menceraikan kamu, Tuhannya akan menggantikan baginya isteri-isteri yang lebih baik daripada kamu, – yang menurut perintah, yang ikhlas imannya, yang taat, yang bertaubat, yang tetap beribadat, yang berpuasa, – (meliputi) yang janda dan yang anak dara.”

[al Tahrim : 4-5]

Apa lagi perkataan yang lebih keras dan menusuk kalbu kepada seorang wanita yang bersuami dalam rumahtangga bahagia dan suaminya itu orang yang paling mulia di muka bumi ini daripada perkataan dalam uslub ugutan “Menceraikan dan menggantikan dengan orang yang lebih baik…” Kita bandingkanlah siapa kita dan siapa suami kita untuk tidak terasa dengan teguran seperti ini…Rasulullah hanya cenderung untuk tidak lagi makan madu yang dimakannya  di rumah salah satu daripada isterinya kerana ingin mera’ikan perasaan isteri-isterinya yang lain lalu ditempelak oleh Allah: (al Tahrim ayat 1)

Wahai Nabi! Kenapa engkau haramkan (dengan bersumpah menyekat dirimu daripada menikmati) apa yang dihalalkan oleh Allah bagimu, (kerana) engkau hendak mencari keredaan isteri-isterimu? (Dalam pada itu, Allah ampunkan kesilapanmu itu) dan Allah sememangnya Maha Pengampun, lagi Maha Mengasihani.

Ayat ini amat jelas menunjukkan satu penegasan daripada Allah supaya mengembalikan kepada asas pemikiran yang betul dalam membuat apa-apa pertimbangan (sebagai Neraca) dalam apa-apa hal dan tidak melayan perasaan yang berbagai daripada pihak yang pelbagai kerana perasaan ini seperti yang saya pernah ungkapkan dulu bahawa:

” Emosi hanya penting untuk memahami serta menggambarkan sesuatu yang bersifat emosi…tetapi dalam menyelesaikan perkara emosi asas pemikiran rasional adalah dituntut kerana emosi sifatnya tidak tetap adapun pemikiran ia bersifat tetap berdasarkan maklumat yang tepat…”

Sesiapa yang menjiwai uslub al Quraan Zauq Quraani“ akan dapat merasakan betapa tinggi dan beratnya  Tarbiyyah jiwa (Tazkiyyah al Nafs) yang diterima dan dilalui oleh para isteri Nabi, sudahlah mereka ditegur dengan teguran yang begitu keras dan menusuk hati , malah isu rumahtangga mereka  dipamerkan kepada khalayak umum oleh Yang Maha Mengetahui…(bagi menjadi teladan kepada generasi seterusnya  hingga qiamat…) dan itulah Tarbiyyah dan itulah Maqam Qudwah sebenarnya bagi seorang wanita Muslimah…

Oleh itu seseorang itu boleh dianggap berjaya dalam tarbiyyahnya apabila dia berjaya melepasi keadaan paling sukar serta rumit dalam hidupnya dan dalam keadaan itu dia masih boleh bertindak  mengikut asas pemikiran yang betul dan tidak terpengaruh dengan tekanan perasaannya…

Oleh itu bagi seorang wanita mukminah ( saya belum berbicara tetang lelaki) apabila Allah mentakdirkan dia berhadapan dengan isu poligami atau ujian hidup dalam rumahtangga berpoligami sebenarnya Allah ingin mengangkat martabatnya dari sudut “Tazkiyatu al Nafs” (pembersihan jiwa) ke martabat yang paling tinggi apabila dia dapat melaluinya dengan berpandukan segala tindakannya berasaskan asas pemikiran yang betul (yg diajar oleh al Quraan dan Sunnah) tanpa melayan pujuk rayu perasaanya…kerana itulah keadaan yang paling berat dan rumit bagi seorang wanita…dan apabila dia berjaya  melepasinya dengan taufiq dan hidayah Allah dia akan berada di “Maqam Qudwah ” walupun mungkin tidak menyerupai maqam para Ummahat al Mukminin dan juga Sarah Dan Hajar…

Bagi saya isu Poligami ini adalah satu perkara yang lumrah, sama ada kita suka atau tidak ia tetap akan berlaku kerana ia diharuskan… Dalam keadaan ia tidak diharuskan oleh undang-undang atau agama lainpun ia tetap berlaku melalui pintu belakang…Persoalannya adakah kita hendak membiarkan ia  berlaku begitu sahaja  dan berdiam seribu bahasa tanpa terurus? atau kita sebagai orang yang dikurniakan kebijaksanaan tampil untuk menguruskannya. Sekurang-kurang menguruskan daripada segi “Persiapan Minda Yang Betul” terhadapnya dan selok beloknya. Supaya apabila ia berlaku ia tidak akan membawa kepada keadaan kelam klibut yang banyak menjejaskan dan menggadaikan perkara-perkara asas yang lain… ATAU kita sanggup membiarkan saja pengarah filem dan para artis untuk melakonkan aksi contoh Poligami terbaik sebagai Solution kepada masyarakat…? Dan kita sebagai kumpulan dakwah atau orang yang ingin kembali kepada Islam hendaklah menjauhkan diri daripada berbicara tentangnya apalagi untuk mempraktikkannya kerana ia melambangkan sex yang selalunya jijik untuk dibicarakan…?

Atas asas ini saya mengambil inisiatif ini untuk kali ini, dengan cara saya tersendiri bagi merawat beberapa aspek Tarbiyyah yang saya nampak dan  dapat fahami daripada al Quraan dan Sunnah semoga ianya dapat memberi sumbangan manfaat kepada masyarakat (terutamanya pembaca ).Dan saya akan utarakan idea-idea  itu melalui sub tajuk berikut:

NasihatKu… Kepada Pasangan Berpoligami

-Suatu Takdir yang Mesti Dihadapi

– Menerima Hakikat.. Satu Yang akan Meringankan

– Syarat Tempat Rujukan

– Kebahagiaan Itu Tempatnya adalah di Hati

DAN SETERUSNYA…

NasihatKu… kepada yang bercadang untuk memulakannya

Nasihatku… kepada para isteri yang belum bermadu

Nasihatku… kepada para wanita yang belum bersuami

Nasihatku… kepada pengamal monogami terhadap kawan berpoligami

Sumber:   http://nasihatku.wordpress.com/2009/07/07/poligami-kebahagiaan-yang-dicari-kesengsaraan-yang-dituju/

Paradise: Spiritual or Physical?

Paradise: Spiritual or Physical?

 

Source: http://www.islamonline.net

 

Question:

I really am confused on the views of the after life. Why does it seem like everything described about the after life and the believers reward is only about “women”? With all due respect, wouldn’t it be contradicting to strive to do right, please Allah, pray 5 times a day, stay away from lustful thoughts and acts, only to arrive in “Paradise” to receive them anyway?

 

Every Muslim I’ve talked to about this can’t answer me or they give their own interpretation of what these things mean. Which is also confusing. Especially if there’s no documentation of these interpretation. I was always told that whatever the Koran says, is exactly what it is. If it said what the interpretators say, wouldn’t have said that 1st time in the Koran. It’s like the people I’m asking are making up excuses. How can we be in a spiritual realm thinking about women, sexual maidens and booze when these are lustful desires?

 

I’m fond of Islam but why do things seem so contradicting in the end after living a life of strictness? The Prophet (PBUH) was given what to write directly from Allah. To say something else or interpret it would be contradicting. See verses, 47:15, 78:31-37, 52:17-25, 37:47-50, 55:46-78, 76:5-18 and 56:22-40.

 

Answer:

Salam, Kamal.

 

Thank you for your question.

 

There are many misconceptions about Islam and unfortunately, they are not limited to the non-Muslim population. Many Muslims have a clear understanding of their faith, promote its teachings properly and live according to the way of Prophet Muhammad (peace be upon him) to the best of their ability.

 

They lead a balanced life and have a balanced understanding of Islam. They are role models for all of humanity, but cannot fully escape the misconceptions about them and Islam. Other Muslims have a limited understanding of Islam and often speak on behalf of Muslims regarding Islam.

 

I am glad to see that you are referring to the Quran to see what Allah has to say about Islam and also that you have sought our help at Reading Islam. We are happy to be able to assist you.

 

*{Thus, have We made of you an Ummah (nation) justly balanced, that you might be witnesses over the nations, and the Messenger a witness over yourselves …}*  (Al-Baqarah 2:143)

 

Allah has given us the blessing of Islam out of His infinite mercy so that we may benefit from this life and enjoy it as much as possible, but more importantly, to learn the important lessons we need to prepare ourselves for the life to come.

 

Seeing as this life is quite short in comparison to the next life, almost insignificant, actually, we must struggle to our utmost ability to learn these lessons and be successful in the next phase of our existence.

 

*{What is the life of this world but amusement and play? but verily the Home in the Hereafter,- that is life indeed, if they but knew.}* Al-Ankabut 29:64)

 

The next life is really what matters. It is eternal, without end. If we end up in a good state — Paradise — the pleasures of this life will be nothing in comparison to it. If we end up in a bad state — Hellfire — the troubles of this life will be nothing compared to its torment.

 

I ask Allah to protect us from the torment of Hellfire. But what is the reality of the next life? What does Allah tell us? What does Prophet Muhammad have to say?

 

You refer to many verses from the Quran so I will do my best to address their messages.

 

*{Here is a parable of the Garden which the righteous are promised: in it are rivers of water incorruptible; rivers of milk of which the taste never changes; rivers of wine, a joy to those who drink; and rivers of honey pure and clear. In it there are for them all kinds of fruits; and grace from their Lord. Can those in such bliss be compared to such as shall dwell for ever in the Fire, and be given, to drink, boiling water, so that it cuts up their bowels?}* (Muhammad 47:15)

 

At first glance we may think that this is a contradiction to the laws of Allah in this life regarding the consumption of wine. But we need to take the message of Allah in its entirety, not to pick and choose which parts of His Message we will follow. The following verses clarify this issue:

 

*{Round about them will serve youths of perpetual freshness, With goblets, shining beakers, and cups filled out of clear-flowing fountains: No after-ache will they receive therefrom, nor will they suffer intoxication: And with fruits, any that they may select: And the flesh of fowls, any that they may desire. And there will be companions with beautiful, big, and lustrous eyes, like unto pearls well-guarded — a reward for the deeds of their past (life). Not frivolity will they hear therein, nor any taint of ill,- Only the saying, “peace! peace”*} (Al-Waqi`ah 56:17-26)

 

As you can see, the word “wine” is not used here, but it is implied because this type of drink in Paradise, although similar to wine, is much better in that it does not cause intoxication nor does it leave the drinker with the after-ache of a “hang-over”.

 

Now this leads us to another apparently confusing description of Heaven in Islam. Isn’t Heaven a spiritual place of bliss? Yes it is, but it is also a physical existence.

 

Paradise in Islam is similar to the pleasures of this life but far better and everlasting. We do not subscribe to the beliefs of other religious traditions that preach that we will move on to a purely spiritual realm in the next life. This would cause us to assume that physical existence is inherently evil, which Islam rejects.

 

Allah created us as both physical and spiritual beings. Angels are spiritual creatures only in that they were created from light. They are seen by other religious traditions as being superior to human beings. But even the angels are servants of Allah as we are.

 

Some humans, prophets for example, are superior to some angels in many ways. When Allah created Adam (peace be upon him) he commanded the angels to bow down to him.

 

*{Were We then weary with the first Creation, that they should be in confused doubt about a new Creation?}* (Qaf 50:15)

 

Allah created us all from the elements of the earth beginning with the creation of our father Adam, then in the form of sperm and egg, again basically from nothing. The elements of the universe were created by His Will alone. Only Allah can create from nothing.

 

Is it difficult for Him to create us again from our bones? Or even from nothing again? Of course, Allah is able to do as He pleases and we are not the ones to ask why or why not.

 

Regarding the verses about female companions and wives in Paradise, we can use a similar argument. If Allah has blessed us with wives in this life, does it seem right to remove this blessing in the next life? I would dare to say that there are few men in this life that would say no to having many wives in this life if they were sure they could manage it financially and emotionally. The problems we run into in having many wives in this life stem from our shortcomings as men and women. Allah advises us in this matter:

 

*{You are never able to be fair and just as between women, even if it is your ardent desire, but turn not away from a woman altogether, so as to leave her as it were hanging in the air. If you come to a friendly understanding, and practice self- restraint, Allah is Oft-Forgiving, Most-Merciful.}* (Al-Nisaa’ 4:129

 

In Paradise, however, these shortcomings and ill-feelings will disappear.

 

*{And We shall remove from their hearts any lurking sense of injury: (they will be) brothers (joyfully) facing each other on thrones of dignity.}* (Al-Hijr 15:47)

 

Paradise is a place where no one will experience any type of worry or annoyance. No feelings of jealousy or ill-will would be found among the hearts of its inhabitants. There is no aging and no death, only happiness and enjoyment of the finest things of life, human life. The greatest reward, however, is to be able to look upon Allah as He really is and to have Allah’s pleasure.

 

Prophet Muhammad taught us more than any other prophet, peace be upon them all, about Paradise and Hell:

Abu Said Al-Khudri and Abu Hurairah (may Allah be pleased with them) both reported Allah’s Messenger as saying:

“There will be an announcer in Paradise who will make this announcement: “Verily there is in store for you everlasting health and that you should never fall ill and that you live for ever and do not die at all. And that you would remain young and never grow old. And that you would always live in affluent circumstances and never become destitute, as words of Allah, the Exalted and Glorious, are: *{And it will be announced to them: This is the Paradise. You have been made to inherit it for what you used to do.”}* (Al-A`raf 7:43) (Muslim)

This is not a description of a spiritual existence only. Will we have a youthful appearance and fine clothing?

 

The Prophet continued, saying:

“Then He would say: Enter the Paradise; whatever you see in it is yours. They would say: O Lord, you have bestowed upon us favors which you did not bestow upon anyone else in the world. He would say: There is with Me a favor for you better than this. They would say: O our Lord! Which thing is better than this? He would say: It is My pleasure. I will never be angry with you after this.” ( Muslim)

 

Finally, I would like to repeat that we need to take Islam as a whole. It is a comprehensive faith that leaves out nothing in offering the best guidance to mankind in achieving success in this life and the next.

 

*{He it is Who has sent down to you the Book: In it are verses basic or fundamental of established meaning; they are the foundation of the Book: others are allegorical. But those in whose hearts is perversity follow the part thereof that is allegorical, seeking discord, and searching for its hidden meanings, but no one knows its hidden meanings except Allah. And those who are firmly grounded in knowledge say: “We believe in the Book; the whole of it is from our Lord:” and none will grasp the message except people of understanding.}* (Aal `Imran 3:7)

 

I hope this answers your question. Please keep in touch.

 

Salam.

 

 

The Reward of Women in Paradise

Name of Questioner

Muslimah

 

Title

The Reward of Women in Paradise

 

Question

Respected scholars, As-Salamu `alaykum. Whenever I read the Holy Qur’an, it always makes me wonder what would be the life of a female in Paradise or Jannah. The Qur’an talks about life after death and gives information that how a MAN’s life is going to be in the other life. They will live in gardens where there are rivers and trees full of fruits. But I never read a passage that describes the lives of women in Jannah. If so, please let me know where in the Qur’an I can find information in this regard. How will women be rewarded in Paradise?

 

Date

09/Dec/2004

 

Name of Mufti

IOL Shari`ah Researchers

 

Topic

The Unseen

Answer

Wa `alaykum As-Salamu wa Rahmatullahi wa Barakatuh.In the Name of Allah, Most Gracious, Most Merciful.

All praise and thanks are due to Allah, and peace and blessings be upon His Messenger.

Sister, first of all, we’d like to say that we are impressed by your question, which emanates from a thoughtful heart. May Allah Almighty help us all adhere to the principles of this true religion, Islam, and enable us to be among the dwellers of Paradise in the Hereafter, Ameen!

As regards your question, it should be clear that Paradise is the abode of happiness; all its dwellers, males or females, will be showered with Allah’s blessings and favors. There is no discrimination in this regard between men and women. It is righteousness and good deeds that elevates one’s rank in Jannah and exalts his/her position. In more than one Qur’anic verse, Allah, Most High, calls upon His servants to do their utmost in order to be favored with Paradise. For example, He says, (And vie one with another for forgiveness from your Lord, and for a Paradise as wide as are the heavens and the earth, prepared for those who ward off (evil). ) (Aal `Imran 3: 133)

In this context, Dr. Muzammil H. Siddiqi, former President of the Islamic Society of North America, states:

 

Jannah or Paradise is not for men alone. It is prepared for both, righteous men and righteous women. All the joys and blessings of Jannah are for both of them. Allah has mentioned in the Qur’an that He put both Adam and his wife Hawwa’ (Eve) in Jannah after creating them, and He told them to eat and enjoy everything (except the fruit of one tree). [See al-Baqarah 2: 35; al-A`raf 7: 19] Thus, all the trees, gardens and rivers of Jannah are made for both men and women and they both will enjoy them.

All Believers, males and females, will enter the Jannah. Allah says, ( Gardens of perpetual bliss: they shall enter there, as well as the righteous among their fathers, their spouses, and their offspring) (ar-Ra`d 13: 23)

Further, Allah says, (Indeed, the people of Paradise will be happily occupied. They and their wives shall be in shades, reclining on raised couches. There are for them fruits and there is for them all that they ask for…) (Ya-Sin 36: 55-57)

In the Hereafter Allah will say to the Believers, (Enter the Garden, you and your wives, you will be made glad. There will be brought round for them trays of gold and goblets, and therein is all that the souls desire and eyes find sweet and you will stay there forever. This is the garden, which you are made to inherit because of what you used to do. Therein for you is fruit in plenty whence to eat. ) (Az-Zukhruf 43: 70-73)

There are many other places in the Qur’an where it is mentioned that men and women both will find their reward and none will be deprived. [See: Aal `Imran 3: 195; An-Nisa’, 4: 124; An-Nahl 16: 97; Al-Ahzab 33: 35; Ghafir 40: 40]

The life of women in Jannah will be as pleasant and happy as the life of men. Allah is not partial to any gender. He created both of them and He will take care of both of them according to their needs and desires. Let us all work to achieve the Jannah and then, in sha’ Allah, we will find there what will satisfy all of us fully.

This verse clearly denotes that those women who do righteous deeds are rewarded with Paradise and given a high rank that is equal to the good deeds they have offered.

Shedding more light on this issue, we’d like to cite the following fatwa issued by the outstanding Muslim scholar, Sheikh ibn Jibreen:

There is no doubt that reward in the Hereafter encompasses both men and women. This is based on the following Qur’anic verses:

( Lo! I suffer not the work of any worker, male or female, to be lost) (Al `Imran 3: 195)

(Whosoever works righteousness, whether male or female, while he (or she) is a true believer, We will give a good life. ) (An-Nahl 16: 97)

(And whoever does righteous good deeds, being a male or a female, and is a true believer, such will enter Paradise. ) (An-Nisa 4: 124)

(Verily, the Muslims, men and women, the believers, men and women… Allah has prepared for them forgiveness and a great reward. ) (Al-Ahzab 33: 35)

Allah mentions them entering into Paradise together, saying:

(They and their wives will be in pleasant shade. ) (Ya Sin 36: 56)

(Enter Paradise, you and your wives, in happiness. ) (Az-Zukhruf 43: 70)

Allah also mentions that He will recreate women in Paradise in the following verse:

( Lo! We have created them a (new) creation. And made them virgins… ) (Al-Waqi`ah 56: 35-36) That is, Allah will recreate the elderly women and make them virgins; the same will be done for old men, Allah will make them youth.

It is also mentioned in the Hadith that the women of this worldly life have a superiority over Al-hur Al-`In due to the acts of worship and obedience that they performed in this world. Therefore, the believing women will enter Paradise just like the believing men. If a woman had a number of husbands, she, upon entering Paradise with them, would choose among them the one with the best character and behavior.

Excerpted, with slight modifications, from: http://www.uh.edu/campus/msa/articles/fatawawom/aqida.html#paradise

Thus, rest assured dear sister that Allah never wrongs anyone, male or female, nor does He, Almighty, deprive any person of his/her work’s fruit.

 

Anda kedekut! Bila…

Apakah perasaan anda bila penulis memberi tajuk di atas? Marah? Geram? Benci? Anda tidak sepatutnya bersikap sedemikian! Anda tidak sepatutnya marah, geram, benci atau apa-apa saja perasaan buruk yang terlintas di dalam dada anda terhadap penulis. Pada hakikatnya anda sememangnya seorang yang kedekut. Bahkan orang yang paling kedekut di atas dunia ini (pen.). Mungkin lebih kedekut daripada Hj Bakhil di dalam filem P. Ramlee. Sekurang-kurangnya Hj Bakhil beri juga sedekah walaupun niatnya kerana wanita.

Anda kedekut bila terdapat ciri-ciri seperti yang penulis hendak bentangkan di bawah ini. Ciri-ciri tersebut ialah:

  1. Bila anda meluangkan masa beribadat kepada Allah pada masa-masa terluang anda sahaja, iaitu masa-masa lebih anda sahaja – “spare time”,
  2. Bila anda terlalu sibuk dengan urusan “routine” harian anda sehingga anda mengabaikan tanggungjawab anda untuk beribadat kepada Allah,
  3. Bila anda memperuntukkan sedikit sahaja dari tenaga, masa, wang atau harta benda anda untuk beribadat kepada Allah,
  4. Bila anda tidak sanggup untuk membelanjakan wang anda untuk beribadat kepada Allah.

Sudah jelas sekarang bagaimana status anda. Anda mahu menduduki syurga bahkan syurga firdaus, syurga tertinggi, tetapi anda kedekut untuk beribadat kepada Allah. Harapan anda tidak seiring dengan tindakan anda.

Pesanan ini adalah terutamanya untuk diri penulis sendiri dan sekiranya ada kebaikan di dalamnya ianya untuk anda juga. Sekiranya ada yang baik itu adalah datangnya dari taufiq dan hidayah Allah, manakala sekiranya ada kelemahan itu adalah datangnya dari kelemahan dan kesilapan penulis jua.