Becoming a functional individual

Bismillah..

Things are never going to get easier, at least not for those who wants to stay in this path of life.

Ada orang pernah berkata, semakin lama kita berada dalam medan dakwah dan tarbiyyah, semakin besar ujian yang diberi untuk menguji samada kita masih mahu berada di dalamnya atau tidak. Satu lagi yang selalu didengari: semakin tinggi iman, semakin besar ujian untuk menguji keimanan seseorang itu. Though I’m not entirely sure if both correlate, but I’m guessing yes because what makes a person really want to stay with dakwah and tarbiyyah for the rest of his/her life? Of course keimanan yang tinggi dan niat yang ikhlas. Two really basic but of the most important things to have yet people can lose them along the way too:/ may Allah protect me from going astray.

Anyway..so much to reflect on (as I do on a very frequent basis nowadays)..but an interesting point that I made to myself to keep me going is to ask me this question myself everyday: ‘How can I best perform as a functional person?’ This question can be asked anywhere, anytime. Tak kisah la dalam aspek dakwah dan tarbiyyah, di tempat kerja, as a team player, bersama keluarga, dengan jiran tetangga, di kampung halaman, dalam sebuah komuniti etc etc the list is endless. The question is i believe is helpful to reflect ourselves on how we can be a better person, in this moment, at this time, ie right NOW.

InsyaAllah, kita nak jadi orang yang berguna, ‘berguna kepada orang ramai’, tu pun salah satu daripada 10 muwasafat tarbiyyah, bukan?🙂 (I can assure you at least from what I see right now it’s still a looong way to go for muslims to achieve these 10 things sigh).

Say NO to hedonism that looks at the purpose of life as one that only seeks life pleasures, joys, indulgences (food, material things, sex). Hanya untuk memuaskan nafsu semata-mata. You are created for a lot more than that bro! Open up your eyes a bit more!

Say YES to becoming functional individuals, that bring positive outcomes toward your environment. This is what we need in the younger generations that is now at stake.

And Islam is THE ultimate solution for it.

‘Allah tidak akan mengubah nasib suatu kaum sehingga kaum itu mengubah nasib mereka sendiri..’

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