23rd March 2013 / 7 AM – 3 PM
23rd March 2013 / 7 AM – 3 PM
23rd March 2013 / 7 AM – 3 PM
List of orphanages we’ll be visiting, insyaAllah..
1. Pusat Jagaan Pertubuhan Kebajikan Anak-anak Yatim Larut Matang dan Selama, Taiping, Perak
2. Pusat Jagaan Anak-anak Yatim Miskin Nurul Iman
3. Pusat Jagaan Pertubuhan Pengurusan Rumah Anak-anak Yatim dan Miskin Anning, Perak
4. Pusat Jagaan Pertubuhan Kebajikan Anak-anak Yatim Nur Hidayah
5. Pusat Jagaan Rumah Anak Yatim Maahad Tahfiz Al-Taufiqah, Kg Boyan
6. Pusat Jagaan Anak Yatim Ummu Sofiah
May Allah bless our sincere hearts and purify our soul with His blessings and Rahmat, InsyaAllah..
Pray it’ll be a smooth journey throughout the visits.
Amin Ya Rabb
Currently watching this http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZJkjR_Lnkxg and other great videos by him. You know he is the person we look forward to about Islam especially when he speaks.. You guys must NOT miss this chance!!
Date: 8th November, 2012 Thursday
Location : Main Audi, ISTAC – No 24, Jalan Persiaran Duta, Taman Duta 50480 Kuala Lumpur
Speaker : SHEIKH ZAHIR MAHMOOD
An email send to me by Aunty Zai, whom has helped during volunteered for Mercy Mission – Being Me Conference. Its great to share beautiful article and acknowledge the knowledge.Top Ten Things Every Student of Knowledge Should Know – Author UnknownMany times young Muslims decide they want to become scholars and embark on the path of knowledge with little knowledge of what to expect. I was such a youngster who signed up for an “‘alim” course with no idea what an ‘alim is or where it would lead me. In order to help my fellow Muslims prepare themselves psychologically and not repeat the mistakes I made, I present to you ten things I feel every student of knowledge must know (in no particular order):1. A few years of study does not make one a scholar:Too often, young Muslims study a few books or for a few years and then develop a “scholar” complex. They begin to force their opinions on others as if they can’t be wrong. They become intolerant to other views, and they write anybody off who disagrees with them as deviant.We need to realize, before we even begin our journey of knowledge, that the sciences of Islam are many and deep; the variety of opinions in fiqh are multiple, and the chances of always being right are slim. I advise all of my fellow young Muslims to tread carefully, keep egos in check, approach differences with the possibility of being wrong, and never forget to say “Allah knows best”.
2. Manners come first:
In the past, most scholars would train their students in good manners before teaching them Islamic knowledge. Parents, too, would encourage their children to learn manners before the Islamic sciences. Sadly, today many institutes do not teach good manners to their students, expecting them to automatically gain them through their study of Islam. This leads to Islamic teachers with bad manners, which in turn chases people away from Islam. In this regard, anybody who is studying or teaching Islam must learn the proper manners of dealing with people, mercy, tolerance, and being non-judgmental and must possess a personality that attracts people; otherwise, we might do more harm than good.
3. Studying Islam does not make one immune to sin:Some people have the misconception that if they study Islam, they will reach a level of piety from which they can’t slip. The reality is that Shaytan tries even harder to lead people of knowledge astray as it has a more detrimental effect on the community as a whole. So instead of temptations growing less, they are more likely to increase and intensify as Shaytan tries to use every means at his disposal to lead us astray. We need to realize this, prepare for it, and never let our guard down as the Shayateen try very hard to make a knowledgeable Muslim fall astray.4. People will judge you:While we should not be judgmental to people as Islamic teachers, the reality is that people will still judge you. Many people are intimidated by practicing Muslims. When they see a practicing Muslim, they see their own flaws and deficiencies and so they search for fault in that individual. We should not be surprised if people judge our clothing, mannerisms or weaknesses; it is their way to try and console themselves or justify their sins. We need to always keep this in mind and be able to respond appropriately.5. You represent your Faith:When a person chooses to study Islam, especially once they earn a title, they automatically become a representation of the deen. When people see an Imam or a Shaykh, they expect to see a living example of Islam. If people see such a person sinning, they will either lose respect for him and become disillusioned about Islam, or they will take it as proof that it can’t be that big a sin. Either way, for an Islamic teacher, our lives represent our deen, so we should always be careful not to give a wrong impression of Islam.**(Just to share a view, in relation to what is stated in this no. 5. I do agree that the Imam/Shaykh are role models & representation of Islam. However, Ustaz Kariman (who teaches tafsir Quran at Yayasan Ta’lim) once adviced us that we need to always bear in mind that the Imam /Ustaz or teacher are humans, they are fallible. What we seek or learn from him/her is the knowledge, which we can always verify from the dalils in the Quran and hadiths, and accept & practice what is within our capacity. And we as humans cannot help, most of the time to expect the best of exemplary behaviour from our Imam/Ustaz/teacher, but we have to remind ourselves not to be judgmental and to be forgiving for his/her mistakes, as how we would want others to react or treat us too. Wallahu ‘alam. ~ Zai ~)
6. You will be tested:Undoubtedly, life is a test and every human is being tested all the time in different ways. However, one should not think that because one is studying Islam and teaching it, Allah will grant a life of ease and comfort. Rather, history proves that those closest to Allah are the most severely tested. The Prophet (peace be upon him) said, “The most severely tested people are the prophets, then those closest to them in piety then those closest to them.” Be prepared to be tested and take it as a sign that Allah loves you and wants to test your love for Him. Remember that the Prophet (peace be upon him) said, “Whoever embarks on a path to study Islam has embarked on the path towards Paradise.”It is not the information alone that takes a person to Paradise; it is his fulfillment of its rights by understanding, practicing and preaching it to others and dealing with all the problems that go along with this that ultimately leads to Paradise.7. Studying should not be an end; rather it should be a step to a higher goal:I have met many Moulanas, Imams and Shaykhs with no goals or aspirations. Despite the ummah having so many issues that need dealing with, these men don’t seem to care. Upon further analysis, I realized that they set out to study with one of the following goals: to please their parents, to get a title, or to get the knowledge. Once they obtained the knowledge, they did not know or care about what to do next, so they carried along with their lives like donkeys carrying books. Any person who studies Islam should be introspective and find a good motivation to study. Perhaps you would like to become a da’ee and a means of guidance for non-Muslims. Perhaps you would like to establish an Islamic centre in an area that needs one. Perhaps you would like become a mujtahid in a field that is lacking many quality scholars. Whatever you decide, it should be something noble that you wish to do for the sake of Allah after completing your studies. In short, studying should not be a goal but a means to help accomplish higher goals.8. You can’t change everyone:In life, we do not always get what we want. Similarly, in Islamic work things don’t always go our way. Remember that not everybody you meet will agree with you, listen to you or accept your message. Rather, there will always be people who will disagree with you or flat out reject you. This is reality and we have to be prepared for this by realizing guidance is only in Allah’s Hands, and we are only responsible for conveying the message.9. You will make mistakes:Many of us study Islam to make up for the sins of our past. Yet, being humans, we are never free from sins and mistakes and so some people become depressed and give up Islamic work when they realize that they are now knowledgeable but still occasionally fall into sin. The truth is that the Shaytan wants us to quit and by doing so we are just playing into his hands, but Allah is Most Forgiving to those who repent. Every time you fall down and make a mistake, pick yourself back up, turn to Allah in repentance and try again to be a good Muslim, and never EVER allow your sins or mistakes stop you from doing Islamic work. Rather, it should motivate us to do more Islamic work so that our good deeds outweigh our sins on the Last Day.10. The reward for studying and teaching Islam is worth it:While most of the above make it seem like Islamic Work is a difficult field, that is not the purpose of this article. The purpose was solely to prepare for the many challenges and responsibilities we face while trying to serve Allah. The reality is that the reward of dealing with all of the above is truly worth it, whether it is the rewards in this world or in the akhirah. As far as the akhirah goes, we know that the path of knowledge leads to Paradise but additional to that is the fact that insha’Allah you will get the rewards for the good deeds of those you teach or inspire to do good.In this sense, it is one of the only good deeds we can do where the reward keeps multiplying. The Prophet (peace be upon him) said, “When a person dies, all their deeds end except three: charity which continues to benefit, knowledge he left behind which people benefit from, and righteous children who pray for him.”As far as this world goes, the greatest reward an Islamic worker can receive in this world is seeing the fruits of his efforts. When a person tells you they changed and became a better Muslim because of your influence or when a person takes their shahadah at your hands, there is no feeling equal to it, and any sacrifice you have being through for the deen feels worth it.So, my beloved brothers and sisters, let us study Islam, seeking its rewards yet knowing the responsibilities and trials that go along with it. I wrote this firstly as a reminder to myself as well as to anybody else involved in the field of Islamic Studies. May Allah keep us all steadfast on His deen.Ameen.
The author of this article is Ismail Kamdar and he recently published a book called “Having Fun the Halal Way: Entertainment in Islam” (IIPH, 2011). The original article was published here http://muslimmatters.org/2011/03/16/top-ten-things-every-student-of-knowledge-should-know/
We can get the book from Dakwah Corner Bookstore, Section 14, PJ
Salam, May Allah bless us all insyaALLAH. Ameen.
Hi Salam and Greetings to All,
I have never been tired of smiling after all those effort paid off with huge success.
‘POSITIVE THINKING LEADS TO GREAT OUTCOMES’
The plan was to create an event for the orphanages where we help raising funds for their shortcomings in terms of groceries, clothes, educations or any sort of inadequacy. We, as the volunteers constantly pays visit to orphanages during weekends, teaching English as well as giving donations we’ve collected. I had the idea to develop a name ; ‘YOUTH OF HOPE MALAYSIA’ since April 2012. It is aimed for youth to involve themselves with charitable works where we get to connect and build a relationship with these children.
From there, the idea of #CHARITYGARAGESALE developed and idealized to increase public awareness towards importance of society to contribute in any forms of donations. I personally collected donations items from them, great people, Alhamdullilah. They gave out clothes, shoes, books, toys, baby carriage, house little decorations and many more! I am very glad to have met them personally, thank you very much to all of you for helping the children.
100% profit goes to orphanages with constructing ideas such as building a mini library, events/competitions/trips/outing/school books/groceries/paints/and many more…. !!
Then come the month of September where I acknowledged TFTN (Teach For The Needs) Community where it has been established for almost 2 years. People behind it has so many great future plans for the poor students (in terms of income), orphan which they cater in providing education. Do like their page for further details http://www.facebook.com/teachfortheneeds
Met people from their side, had a meeting with Kak Mar and Anas to collaborate for this event and do it in a successful way! Of course problems arise in no time, but we acted fast and solve it to erase discomfort and disappointments. With given such a short time, we managed to pull it through and get it together as one. Alhamdullilah.
Future plannings for the children are being constructed with collecting ideas, values, thoughts, scheme and suggestions from others and can’t wait to be with the children and share their dreams with us! 🙂
Alhamdullilah for both days, we received an amount up to RM 1,200 and especially the full support from public which we will make full use of it in nearest time and futures!
13th and 14th has been the best 2 days in my whole 22 years of living. Where and what I dream of it to be, it was a success.