Friday, December 26, 2008


THE year 2008 is ending. So is the year 1429 Hijriah.
What have we done for ourselves and our ummah this year? Have we taken so much for ourselves but forgot about our brothers and sisters out there?

My previous posting on Umm Ryan's article reminded me of our journey to akhirat/akhirah.
Rasullulah S.A.W once asked Aisyah r.a., how much meat did she give away to her friends. She replied that they only have a small portion left. The larger portion have been given away as sadaqah.

My brothers and sisters, you see, the amount you give away for sadaqah or charity IS your deposit for your place in paradise. The balance that you have in your hand does not guarantee you a place as yet. This is because, you would not know yet for what purpose you are spending the money on.

Abdullah ibn Mas’ood radi Allahu anhu said, “Store your wealth where no worms will eat it, where it cannot be reached by thieves. Store it in sadaqah.”

Umm Al-Mu’mineen Aisha radi Allahu anha once met a poor woman who was with her two daughters. Aisha radi Allahu anha gave her three dates. The woman gave each of the daughters one date and took one for herself. She was about to eat the date when one of her daughters expressed the desire to eat her date. She immediately shared the date among her daughters. This kind treatment impressed Aisha radi Allahu anha, and she related the whole incident to RasulAllah sal Allahu alayhi wa sallam. After listening to the whole story, RasulAllah sal Allahu alayhi wa sallam said, "Verily, Allah has assured Paradise for her because of this act or has rescued her from the fire of Hell." Indeed, not only are we giving zakah and sadaqah to cleanse ourselves; we do so in order to protect ourselves from Hellfire. (excerpts from

To give away for sadaqah, let us be rich instead of being poor. Let us be the giver instead of the receiver. In today's world, being in control of the economy is important. We need to help our other brothers and sisters who are really in need, especially in the part of the world that we are living.

For the above purpose, Tuhfah Resources will be organising a business coaching programme catering to current business owners or in Malay, we say 'usahawan'.

This programme is only limited to 12 persons only and will be held at my office in Pinggiran Batu Caves, Selangor. Do look out for the date, time and the coaching fee in this blog , soon.

Saturday, December 6, 2008

When the Heart Is Weak

Dear readers,
I found this wonderful article which I think is beautiful and ought to be shared with you. The writer is Umm Ryan from UK. Enjoy!

When the heart is weak…

When the heart is weak, we - insaan, tend to choose the easy option when it comes to decision making. We choose the option that is most pleasing to our nafs (our desires) and do not choose the option that would ultimately be more useful and beneficial to our akhirah.
This week, I have been worrying about the future of my children. What would happen to them if I were to die? This painful question led me to mentally list down all the things I would like to have in place before I die. Things that really wouldn’t make a difference in their life, and things that I wouldn’t really care about once in the grave.
Why is it that the majority of our thoughts are connected with the dunya and all that we can obtain? Why is it that our achings and cravings are not linked to our final resting place? And yet we cry and wonder why it is that we don’t ‘feel close to Allah’! How can we when our minds are not filled with His remembrance! There is something very important to think about here. When the heart is weak, the believer’s thoughts are preoccupied with the dunya and as the heart is the vehicle for one’s actions, the believer does not make correct choices or perform the best of actions. When the heart is weak, the muslim forgets that this life is temporary and transient. The muslim whose heart is weak, forgets that the choices he makes in this life WILL have an effect on his place in the next life and also his real happiness in this life.
I’ll give you an example related to the above. A brother on Islam Channel, last night asked the Sheikh if the Islamic Shariah Mortgage is halal or haram. The sheikh immediately asked him to consult his heart and he would find his answer there. The brother was really trying to get an answer from the Sheikh and sounded frustrated at the answers he was being given. The Sheikh ended his question with something that gave me so much food for thought. He said (paraphrasing): “My dear brother, my sincere advice to you is this: You are thinking about stability here and owning a house here for a few years, but you are not thinking about the house you will be living in until the Day of Judgment commences. A house that you will spend a long time living in. Do not think about here, think about there. Stay away from all grey areas and insha’Allah you will succeed. When the heart is weak, we look for this fatwa and this answer. But this is wrong because we are only satisfying ourselves. Increase in your faith and then look into your heart, and you will know your answer.”
It is amazing that when the heart is weak, we seem to forget our very purpose of existence and live in this dunya as if this is our permanent home. Making decisions for here and not dreaming of what we could have ‘there’. Allah Mustan! My question today is, how can we remove ourselves from this ignorant state and strengthen our hearts so that our everyday actions are in line with what is to come? One answer and one answer alone: The remembrance of Allah (Swt). But, and until the next time I write, how can you remember your loved one, if you do not love him and how can you love someone if you do not know him. So, the starting point for anyone trying to increase in their faith and journey to Allah (Swt) is knowing Allah (Swt). For, when the servant knows his Lord, he falls in love and a sweet relationship is cultivated. And of course when a person is in love, what can fill his mind with thoughts other than the one to whom he is in love with?!

Tuesday, December 2, 2008


Rakan2 seperjuangan di HPA dan eTiQa Takaful, sudah tiba masanya untuk kita buat korban. Dengan wang ringgit yang kita perolehi secara halal, marilah kita belanjakan ke jalan Allah dengan membuat Qurban ke tempat yang amat memerlukan sokongan kita.

Daripada keuntungan korban ini pihak Darul Fuqaha akan dapat membiayai 36 orang ustaz dan pendakwah selama setahun. RM300 untuk 1 bahagian itu termasuk RM70 elaun sumbangan kepada guru al-Quran.. Anda juga boleh waqafkan telaga yang akan digunakan oleh ramai orang Islam setiap hari, kerana di situ TIADA paip air. Untuk mandi, wuduk, mencuci dan sebagainya. Hanya RM400 sahaja.

Seperti mana yang kita selalu beritahu pada client kita, meninggalnya anak Adam itu, hanya 3 perkara sahaja yang dibawanya.... salah satunya adalah sedekah jariahnya. Itulah,
jika anda sanggup dan mahu kredit anda meningkat untuk tiket masuk ke syurga, marilah bersama sama menyumbang.

"Tiada satu amalan anak Adam yang dilakukan pada hari penyembelihan (hari raya Aidil Adha) yang lebih dicintai oleh Allah berbanding menumpahkan darah. Sesungguhnya ia akan datang pada hari Qiamat dengan tanduk-tanduknya, bulu-bulunya dan kuku-kukunya. Dan sesungguhnya darah itu pasti tumpah daripada (rehda) Allah di sesuatu tempat sebelum ia tumpah ke atas bumi, maka perelokkanlah diri dengannya" - Hadith Tirmizi

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