Tuesday, December 27, 2011

al-Fatihah

assalamualaikum people.

excuse me for my previous posts. i was emo and still am. i have no idea why. well, deep inside i do know why. my heart is just trying to deny it. ahh whatever. moving on. so what's up with the title? as i was going through my camera album, i saw a few pictures of MSQ Training's. and i automatically remembered the first night of Kem Rantaian Kasih at Mahaad Al-Mashoor Al-Islami, Balik Pulau earlier this year.

that night, Alang Naemi thought us a song. the lyrics were Al-Fatihah's meaning. we memorized the song because Alang Naemi told us that what is a solah without really knowing the meaning of what we're reciting. Al-Fatihah is one of the pillars for a solah. so if we don't really know what we're reciting, is that solah really khusyu'? wallahuaklam.

i myself am not that knowledgeable about these stuff. i'm just trying to share what i know. at least there's good in what i write in this blog. okay so after the camp, i decided to search for the song. the song is called Senandung Al-Fatihah by Irsyadee.

Dengan menyebut namamu ya Allah,
Yang Maha Pengasih Penyayang,
Segala puji bagiMu ya Allah,
Pemelihara seluruh alam maya..

Engkaulah Maha Pengasih dan Penyayang,
Yang menguasai hari pembalasan,
Hanyalah kepadaMu kami menyembah,
Dan padaMu kami mohon pertolongan..

Tunjukkanlah kami ke jalan yang lurus,
Jalan orang-orang yang kau beri nikmat,
Bukan jalan mereka yang kau murkai,
Dan bukan pula jalan mereka yang sesat.

there you go, all 7 ayah of Al-Fatihah in a song. easy to remember. easy to really understand what the al-Fatihah really means. i really recommend this to every single muslim out there who is reading this right now. by reciting al-Fatihah in your solah with knowing what each ayah means, actually increases your level of khusyu' in solah.

here's a story about solah. it's about Sayidina Abu Bakar As-Siddiq. well actually this story has nothing to do with Al-Fatihah i think. ok here goes. during a war, which i don't really remember.. Sayidina Abu Bakar got hit by an arrow through his chest. his heart is still beating though he is in deep pain.

everytime Rasulullah and the sahabats try to pull it out, Sayidina Abu Bakar will scream in pain. they just can't find any way to pull out the arrow so they decided to wait for Sayidina Abu Bakar to perform his prayers to pull it out. as soon as Sayidina Abu Bakar takbir, they broke the arrow into two and pull it out from behind and front the front. the also stitched up his wound.

as soon as Sayidina Abu Bakar gave salam, it's like he came back to reality after 10 minutes of total khusyu' of solah. he felt no more pain of the arrow and he was shocked that the arrow was gone. Subahanallah. when i heard this story, my heart almost stop. Sayidina Abu Bakar felt no pain at all during his solah. while us? a tiny mosquito bites us and we start to scratch all over. huh.

the end. well i hope you guys get my point about al-Fatihah and about the story about khusyu' of solah. i think my grammar is all over the place but who cares?!

"dan mintalah pertolongan (kepada Allah) dengan sabar dan (mengerjakan) solat. Dan sesungguhnya yang demikian itu sungguh berat, kecuali bagi orang-orang yang khusyu',"
Al-Baqarah, 45

-Aina Shobri

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