Wednesday, December 16, 2015

Rise & Shine : Fajr

In the name of Allah, the Most Merciful and the Most Loving of All.
May peace be upon you, and may Allah bless your life here and after.

Being away for so long, and it was all thanks to Allah that He moved my heart today, to pay a visit to this so-called long-left world of writing. It was also all thanks to Him, that has water my wilted will of writing again.

In this long yet short journey, I often forget. But Allah reminded me again and again. giving me chance again, and again. His forgiveness is way beyond His anger and for that, I'm so grateful. For every morning that I opened my eyes, still breathing, still able to do good deeds. For all the blessings, the rezeki, the safety, the protection, the peace HE is giving, all that I see or couldn't see, I could only utter 'Alhamdulillah'

Dear brothers and sisters,
There is this one thing that I have been wanted to share with you all. It is a about Fajr prayer (Subuh prayer)
First of all, I am not perfect. I am making it clear, that I am imperfect. Sharing this does not mean I am better and you are not. So please, do not take my intention in a bad way. We are all Muslims. We are all brothers and sisters. There are only good things that I pray for all of you and only good things that I want to happen to all of you. I wish nothing else, than to have all Muslims, in Jannah. May Allah have mercy on me and every of us. Amin

Recently, I found a good thing about Instagram. There is an account, named @fajreminders, solely reminds the Muslims on Fajr. Waking up every morning, greeted by such inspiring reminders about Fajr, the only thing that crossed my mind was, "I hope everyone knows about this..."

Prophet Muhammad (PBUH : Peace be Upon Him) said,
"The two (sunnah) rakaat of Fajr are better than the world and what it contains..."
"Whoever pray Fajr is under the protection of Allah..."
"There are angels who take turns in visiting you by night and day, and they all assemble at Fajr and Asr prayers. those who have spent the night with you ascend to the heaven and their Rabb, Who knows better about them, asks: 'In what condition did you leave My slaves?' They reply: 'we left them while they were performing Salat and we went to them while they were performing Solat..."

There was something that made me reflected myself today. Yesterday I was talking with one of my very nice housemate. I told her that in my CV for internship application, the only thing I am confident of about myself is my punctuality. Well, I guess at least I've been taking it that way all this while, until today.
Someone shared and reminded,

You don’t want to be late for exams, but you’re okay to be late for Fajr?

And I was stunned and dumbfounded. Reflecting myself right that moment. Why is it that I never thought of this? This is so true. I hate to be late for anything. And I always make sure I am early rather than being punctual. Meeting, examination, class and all worldly matters. But sadly, I never thought to be early for prayers. It was like I took prayer as something different than other things, when it is actually, the real, big thing. The real meeting of all.

But dear brothers and sisters, it’s okay. Never feel that we are the bad ones. Never take this story of mine as something that hurt you, or something that make you feel bad about yourself. No. Do you know why? Because you are still breathing.

Subhanallah, as long as we are still breathing, we can always put on efforts to change. And Alhamdulillah. That Allah still care, that He brought you here, so you know the facts that:
1)      Every morning is beautiful when we talk to Allah first
2)      A day that starts with Fajr, is a day worth living
3)      Fajr is your protection shield for whole day
4)      Praying Fajr brightens our day even when the sun is not in the mood to shine.

Indeed in our every morning, you are to choose between the comfort you are sleeping on and Fajr Prayer. It is not an easy thing to decide, I know. I know exactly how it felt.
But you can always ask Allah to help you wake up for Fajr. Recite Dhikr. Read Ayatul Kursi before you sleep and you’ll be protected from Shaytan the whole night. InshaAllah, when it is time, trust me, no, I mean trust Allah. He will wake you up for SURE. YOU will wake up for sure!
And you know what? From my own experience, we do wake up. You do wake up. But the
 next thing that happen, is depending on how strong you are. How important Allah to you that you’d rather wake up, talking to Him and pleasing Him than sleeping back. So think about it. Sort your mind and choose. Keep trying because I am too.
Fajr is a test of your commitment to Allah.

That is all for now. Forgive me if anything that I wrote hurt. May Allah have mercy and forgive me, you, our families, our friends, our Muslim brothers and sisters.
Credit to @farreminders. May Allah give rewards to everyone who shares good things that mend the heart and soul. And you can be one.
Spread goodness.


 Picture from: @fajreminders


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