Category Archives: Success Worldly and Beyond

The Goal of Life

The Goal of Life

The Goal of Life

Author: Abdullah (Student of Ma’had Ali Al-Imam Asy-Syafii Jember)

All praises be to Allah. Peace and prayer of Allah be upon His messenger, his family, and people who follow him.

Dear readers, may Allah the Exalted always guide us and bestow upon us His light so that we’ll be able to obey Him.

Verily, our worldly life is something temporary, far from eternity. Allah the Glorified and Exalted decreed, which can be translated as, “Every being shall taste death, then it is to Us that you shall be sent back.” (chapter. Al-Ankabut/The spider: 57) and “To Him is your return. This is Allah’s promise that will certainly come true.” (chapter Yunus: 4).
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A Mabrur (Decent) Trade

A Mabrur (Decent) Trade

A Mabrur (Decent) Trade

عَنْ رِفَاعَةَ بْنِ رَافِعٍ رَضِيَ اللَّهُ عَنْهُ { أَنَّ النَّبِيَّ صَلَّى اللَّهُ عَلَيْهِ وَسَلَّمَ سُئِلَ : أَيُّ الْكَسْبِ أَطْيَبُ ؟ قَالَ : عَمَلُ الرَّجُلِ بِيَدِهِ ، وَكُلُّ بَيْعٍ مَبْرُورٍ } رَوَاهُ الْبَزَّارُ وَصَحَّحَهُ الْحَاكِمُ

From Rifa’ah Ibn Rafi’, (he said that) the Prophet was asked about the best job, and his replied was, “A job that is done by one’s own hand, and every decent trade.” (Narrated by Bazzar no. 3731 and classified as valid hadith by al Hakim. Refer to “Bulughul Marom no. 784).

Many people assumed that the term of “mabrur” was only related to pilgrimage affair, whereas the Prophet also used it to depict a characteristic of a trade. “Mabrur” means something that contains plenty of goodnesses. Regarding the trade that contains plenty of goodnesses, or mabrur, another hadith had came to explain it further, “If the seller and the buyer were honest and they explained the real condition as it was, then the transaction between them would be blessed.” (Narrated by Bukhari and Muslim).
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Work, you idler!

Work, you idler!

Work, you idler!

Author: Said Yai Ardiansyah, Lc., M.A.[1]

It is a pitiful that our country has too many unemployment in it. The students who studied at various level of education, at the time of their graduation, instead of adding the number of worker or businessman, they added the number of unemployment. In fact, The excellence of a school or college doesn’t guarantee that the students who graduated from it could instantly work, have a good skill, or able to create business opportunities.

Many of the educational institutions actually taught its students to be laborer or employee, thus, we could see that after their graduation, some of they were tangled in the world of unemployment if they weren’t able to find a job.
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Crying for A Sin till His Eyes Sore

Crying for A Sin till His Eyes Sore

Crying for A Sin till His Eyes Sore

A companion of the Prophet -peace and prayer of Allah be upon him-, Abdullah Ibn Amr -may Allah be pleased with him- was a man who cried a lot for his sins, as told by Ya’la Ibn Atha, from his mother, where his mother was a person who used to make antimony for Abdullah Ibn Amr, and Abdullah was a man who cried a lot, he used to close his door and cried till his eyes sore.

Likewise, a muslim should cry for his sins, as the Prophet -peace and prayer of Allah be upon him- said,

أَمْلِكْ عَلَيْكَ لِسَانَكَ وَ لِيَسَعْكَ بَيْتُكَ وَابْكِ عَلَى خَطِيْئَتِكَ

“Hold your tongue, use your house a place For worshipping activities, and cry for your sin.” (Narrated by Tirmidhi, no. 2406)

Abdullah Ibn Amr -may Allah be pleased with him- died in year 63 of Hijra.

May Allah’s please always be upon him.

[Summarized and written with additions from the book “Siyar Alamun Nubala'”, book 3, page 79-97, by Adz Dzahabi, published by Muassasah ar-Risalah, year 1417H/1996]

How Luxury could Destroy Us

How Luxury could Destroy Us

How Luxury could Destroy Us

Sheikh Uthaymeen -may Allah have mercy on him- said,

“Indeed, The more a person get into the luxury, and the more things opened up for them, the more evils also opened up for them. Indeed, the luxury is what destroy human being, because if a person have prioritized luxury and the pampering of himself, he would certainly neglecting the pampering of his heart, and thus his greatest ambition is to pamper his body, whereas it will only end with maggots and rottenness. This is a disaster.

This is what destroy the people of today. You almost can’t find anyone but saying, “What about our house? What car will we have? What carpet will we have? What will we eat?” To the extent that even those who have learned the religious sciences, some of them learned it to gain position or authority that could help them to get the worldly pleasures. It seems like human being are not created for a noble aim, and the world and its pleasures are just medium! May Allah make us and you to be able to use the world just as the medium (to achieve our goal, -ed).
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