Short-note for adik2 SPM10:24 PM
SPM result dah nak keluar dah,eh?
Maka short-note ini ditujukan khas buat adik-adik yang bakal masuk usia young adult di luar sana.Actually kepada abang-abang dan kakak-kakak pun relevan je.Haha.
Disclaimer : Ini tiada kait mengait dengan SPM anda
The freedom of university life,or post-school life comes with great responsibilities. You are no longer under the guidance and supervision of your parents and family; neither in the security and comfort of your home, nor in the company of loved ones who are willing to cater to your needs. You are in a new environment where you are not only 'free' to do as you please without anyone giving you a second look or second opinion, but in fact 'encouraged' to do all it takes to fit in with the crowd .
So…you want to follow the flow or stand firm with what you're for?
It is a hard decision.
Especially when you have the uber kuasa veto in your hand.
But then again,the key question; why are you here and what are you here for?
The Prophet (Salallahu alayhi wasalam) is reported to have said: "Fear Allah wherever you are, follow a bad deed with a good one and behave yourself in good manner."
The hadith covers the skema jawapan for the question quite nicely,ey?
Fear Allah.And Him only.Not your cikgu disiplin,not your warden asrama,not your parents,not the Tok Mudims.Fear Him only,and fear Him wherever you are.And hence when you’re thousand miles away from your cikgu disiplin/warden asrama/parents,it’s not actually a reason to do things funny though the new-found independence is intoxicating.
Because you know Allah sees you wherever you’re,aite?
The very definition of ‘ihsan’.
You could recall back the soalan PAFA Tahun 6,PMR and SPM for the standard skema jawapan anyway.
[Getting to know new people]
No man is an island.It’s even stated in the hadith –
"Verily Satan is the wolf of a man just as the wolf is (the enemy) of a flock (of sheep). He seizes the solitary sheep that strays from the flock. So avoid the branching paths; it is essential for you to remain along with the community." [at-Tirmithi]
Hence when we’re being thrown into the zone of the unknown and alone to boot,we tend to bond with others from the same common ground,right?It’s like….Some people clustered together because they’re all from Kg. Pecah Batu.Another group cliqued because they’re die-hard Yngwie Malmsteen fans and somehow know how to pronounce the name.Another cohort bonded because they enjoy Tchaikovsky’s 1812 overture and actually know how to spell the composer’s moniker right.Or some just stick together because they’re actually relatives by second-cousin twice removed.And there’re a whole list of things like that;the common grounds that bond people together.
And being a Muslim is actually the biggest blessing of all.
The reason?Because we got the strongest x-factor that bond us to the other brothers and sisters all over the world.
But it doesn’t mean that by bonding with our Muslim brothers/sisters we’re shunning those outside the circle.No.But it’s actually vital to stick with the flock so that we won’t be pounced by the Big Bad Wolf.You get the drift,aite?
It is about time that we know how to differentiate what’s right and what’s wrong,of drawing lines and limits.Be a good ambassadors of Islam wherever you go,hence when you’re with your non-Muslim colleagues,show them the definition of Islam. As an ambassador, you are expected to introduce the right and wonderful teachings of your religion to others. As an ambassador, you are expected to correct the wrong and false image and feelings of hatred towards Islam .
We don’t want them to get the wrong pic,do we?
[So…you were saying?]
There’s times when we’re a tad too excited about the prospect of new things,our judgment tend to be a bit clouded.It’s a normal response,could happen to many of us.And it is best for us all to sit back and reflect on the whole prospect of embarking the new journey into adulthood.The Prophet Muhammad (PBUH) had stated that;
إِنَّمَا اْلأَعْمَالُ بِالنِّيَّاتِ
which means that ; “Actions are but by intention-“
وَإِنَّمَا لِكُلِّ امْرِئٍ مَا نَوَى
continued with “-and every man shall have but that which he intended.”
It is a well-known hadith;the first hadith from the book of ‘The 40 Hadith’ compiled by Imam Nawawi.The translation for the full version is;
"Actions are but by intention and every man shall have but that which he intended. Thus he whose migration was for Allah and His messenger, his migration was for Allah and His messenger, and he whose migration was to achieve some worldly benefit or to take some woman in marriage, his migration was for that for which he migrated." (Related by Bukhari and Muslim)
Think about why you are at the university/institution/workplace, for whom are you putting yourself through this, and what do you hope to achieve in the end? As in life, you must be absolutely sure of your 'purpose' and 'direction', or you will lose yourself in the crowd. Know that you are a Muslim, know that you are His servant, know that you are His Khalifah (vicegerent), and know that you are accountable to Him first and foremost. And what greater sense of purpose than to know that your goal is Allah(Subhanahu wa Ta'ala)! But if you are going into adulthood with the mindset only to have fun, then please do know that there are far too much mirages and holograms out there that awaits you.
A journey from adolescence to adulthood doesn’t make 'seriousness' your staple diet,and neither erasing 'fun' from your daily dictionary.
Because you know your roots (by logic).
Because you know what you’re.
And because you’re now the awesome young Muslim ambassador now.
May Allah bless. @[Hlovatesays]