Rabu, 16 Mac 2011

DOA IN SOLAH


Assalammualaikum wbkt,

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A little reminder for me and you.

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I would like to share with you about how meaningful/beautiful is the doa we recites in our solah. We actually recites a lot of doa in solat (but sometimes we just didnt realize that we are actually making doa). Due to our own weaknesses, we sometimes portrays that solat is less important as compared to other jobs and we sometimes less focus/ less or lost concentration in our solat. This is something that we have to acknowledge (that the satan is everywhere during our solah - indeed they send us the best general/ brigidier general/ captain etc to disturb us, to make us half sleep, to make us suddently busy - when we are performing solah).

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Have you experienced, for example, when you are performing solat, then our mind suddently racing about a lot of things (oh, I have to do this and that after this, oh I need to clean the kitchen, oh I have to cook and prepare food for lunch, or I have to read this etc etc) while we are actually performing solah!. But suddently, right after the solah, we feel that we actually dont really need to think about all these things because they are basically routine and practically not very important. Hey, we do cooking everyday, so what's the problem with cooking for lunch, we doing house chores every day so whats the problem with that - we are actually thinking about something rubbish in our solat. I dont like to be hypochrite, but I have to admit it happened to me as well. Many many times!

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Right, let us put some effort to perform better solat everyday. Let us focus on one dua we recite during our prayers. Especially during "duduk antara dua sujud" - i dont know what to say that in english "sitting between two prostration" - sounds weird right. But no problem. Go on.

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In our "duduk antara dua sujud" we recite this doa everyday - and it is dedicated to ourself. Of course there are some little differences, some hadith said our prophet recite "rabbigfirli" and some said longer than that "rabbigfirli warhamni" etc etc. We are not going to discuss about this matter - let the syeikh in this area study more about this. What I intend to focus is about something we practice everyday (but sometimes we disregarded it - sadly!) - (I didnt mean to blame you, but i am actually compaining myself!)

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We recite this doa in our "duduk antara dua sujud":

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Rabbigfirli (My Lord, forgive me)

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We did a lot of sin every day. Really. I am probably make more than 200 sin this morning. Really! But we sometimes just didnt realize it!. It doesnt mean that - "oh, I didnt perform zina, I didnt consume alcohol - so basically I didnt do lot of mistakes so basically I think I dont have a lot of sin". This is ridiculous.

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Yes, of course (most) if not all of us not perform zina, but sometimes we engage in back biting (mengumpat), slandering (memfitnah), degrading others (merendah-rendahkan orang lain) and sometimes we just didnt realize it. For example - we laugh at certain people yang makan budu for example and we think that we are more modern, more affluent, so this is actually the act of degrading others - and it is sinful. (Minta maaf lah kalau ada orang terasa, this is just an example- by the way I admit that I eat budu sometimes ;-) and enjoy it too!). Or we sometimes make jokes about the types of car our friends drive, the types of kampung he is coming from, prejudice against certain ethics/races, the style of their cloth, or they funny way he/she speak, their accent etc, their job for example- if they are working as rubber tapper we do think that we are better because we are "white collar" etc, and we sometimes enjoy make fun of others because WE think that WE are simply better than others. This is dangerous!. Because this is the act of SATAN, who downgraded NABI ADAM - he think that he is better than NABI ADAM because he was created from fire and NABI ADAM was created out of clay. We might commit sin bigger than zina everyday, but just we didnt realize it. So in oour prayer, we have to strive for Allah's forgiveness. Humble ourself to Allah, admit we make mistake everyday so please Allah for give our sin.

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Warhamni (Bless me) -
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remember, how great/importance is Allah blessing for us, as I stated in previous posting- it is more beneficial, more valuable than any worldy stuffs - i m serious, more valuable/ more "cool" than iPAD2 of course!

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Wajburni (Improve me/ cover my "aib" - weaknesses")
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We hope and pray that Allah will improve us everyday - make us better person in ibadah, in character, in judgement, knowledge etc.

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Warfa'kni (Increase me in rank - tinggikan darjatku)
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Common, I dont need to explain much, but who actually dont want this???

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Warzuqni (Give me "rezeki")
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Oh yes! rezeki - money, dollar, pound etc etc. good foods, shelter, good kids. etc
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Wahdini (Guide me - pimpinlah aku, berilah petunjuk)
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We really need this. In surah Al-Kahfi (ayah 17) - "mai yah dillah hu fahual muhtad, wammay yudlil falan tajida lahu waliam mursyida". - "Whom Allah guides is the (rightly guided), but whom He leaves astray never will you find for him a protecting friend". We also recite "ihdinass siratol mustaqim" - show us the right way/ path in al fatihah. Asking for guidance.

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Wa'afini (make me healthy - sihatkan aku)
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This is very very important. Most people agreed that health is more important than money.
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Wak'fu anni (dan maafkanlah aku).
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We absolutely definitely need this till the end of our life.

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This is very brilliant doa indeed! Really very powerful doa. We can also recite this doa every where- when we are driving, cooking etc. We may have some limitations in memorizing doa in arabic - for certain people like me as I dont have a specific knowledge in arabic - but we can practice this doa as frequent as we can since we recite it in our solat everyday. May this simple reminder beneficial to you and me. Please pray for me, hopefully Allah will make me a sincere person in whatever I am doing, forgive my sin, endow me knowledge and wisdom and join me with the righteous in this world and in the Next. May Allah facilitate our affairs, bless us, and save us from the torment of hell fire.
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See u next time :-)

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wassalam

6 ulasan:

Claypath Hibiscus berkata...

I've lived for 29 years and never know of the significance of duduk antara dua sujud.How shameful, still, better late than not knowing forever. thanks for the eye-opening insight. Allah bless you

Aisyah berkata...

You are not alone dear. Me too. Although i can memorize almost all maher zain songs - i hate myself coz of my ignorance towards one of the most important pillars in islam - that is solah. We performed solah everyday, but the quality of our solah should be our main concern. May Allah guide us to be better person everyday.

Aisyah berkata...

I mean, if i can memorise the song i like, why i can memorise the meaning of our recitation in solah. Whats the problem actually with me???

Claypath Hibiscus berkata...

We are used to be told to pray and we do pray, and our minds are nurtured in such a way that we should accept it as an 'instruction' from Allah without actually pondering 'the reasons'. Our minds may yet to discover the rationale of performing the ibaadah and to realize that every ibadah step actually means something!.
We may be sincere and devoteful to the 'instruction' of 'aqiimussolah', but our prayers could have been better quality if we know the hikmah of the 'instruction'/hikmah of the steps of ibaadah such as ruku', sujud, etc.
But, don't worry as you are also doing the right thing by reading (Iqra!- surah al-Alaq)and refer to Prophets and knowledgeable people (fas alu ahlaz zikr-ask of those who possess the Message- surah al-Anbiya; ayat 7). May Allah keep you on the right track dear, through every reading, referring and writing Allah's 'ilm! Thanks for sharing.

ps:Maher Zain's collection as favourite entertainment is a good choice! Allah is in your mind at all times, whether in busy or relaxing hours. masya-Allah.May He be with us at all times.Amiin..

Aisyah berkata...

Agree with you dear. We have two faculties in ourself that are (1) heart and (2) intellectual. We perform solat/we recites in solat by heart but most of the times we didnt our mind is not there in solah (dont know where its going!. Allah challenges our intellectual many many times in the Al-Quran- "dont you understand? dont you see? dont you think??".

Dont mention that dear. I love and respect your philosophy - "nothing is more important than my Lord". (cant remember where it is- from yor fb or blog- not sure), and it's really an eye opening statement.

But I love to share this ayah in Al-Qur'an, from (surah ali-imran: 160). "If God is your helpher, no one can defeat you. However, if He abondons you, who would hep you? The true believers trust in God".

May Allah be with us at all times.

Claypath Hibiscus berkata...

Oh that was from my fb! Then again, to claim is easy, but to practise fully as a real Muslimah is tougher than I have ever imagined.Insya-Allah we as weak slaves of His should put effort to please Him in everything we do. And as long as He is on our side as stated in ali-Imran:160 that you cited above, we are blessed and safe insya-Allah. But to get that privilege means to work hard to be true believers, in mind and heart (the two main faculties!). Allah bless you.

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