Monday, June 29, 2009

Punctuality

First of all, sorry for letting this blog silent without posting new entry. Just finished my exam recently. Furthermore I was in deep sad lately and my psychology a bit affected. Looking for a new strength to communicate with others (via blog etc.)

Just to touch on 1 topic which I think it’s very crucial nowadays especially among Dai’e, i.e. PUNCTUALITY.



Punctuality is a golden feature, a quality we all most have in order to succeed in life.

Punctuality is the easiest way to prove that you are organized, respectful and caring for other people. Being able to organize your own time, and it is a key element for an efficient way of living. By not being punctual, you show people that you have no respect and consideration for their own agenda, and that is because the fact that once they have to wait for you, their whole schedule is compromised for the day.

Few days before, I’ve a short talk with my foreign friend. Out of nowhere, he asked me about the Malay Promise term (Janji Melayu). Just to get his first idea, rather than I answered his question, I asked him back, what he understood about “Janji Melayu”.

Expectable answer. Malays seldom stick to their promises especially in timing. Agreed to come at 9am but late almost 1 hour.

I’m not denying his statement but I told him that it’s only happened to those, so called Muslims, regardless his nation or race. The term Janji Melayu is not specific to Malays although it has been popularized by Malays themselves.

As a Dai’e, punctuality issue should totally settle. How come we called ourselves Dai’e but at the same time we are breaking our promises?

Our beloved Prophet S.A.W once said:

“The signs of hypocrisy are 3……. When he promised, he breaks it.”

Sometimes I felt disappointed with some of my friends. I rather sacrificed my breakfast if I realized that I’m already late to meet him. Unfortunately, he came late half an hour without felt guilty. I’m not saying I’m perfect enough in punctuality, but I’ve been trained since secondary school to be punctual.



I still remembered when I was in form 5. I was late to enter the class for only 15 minutes. I have reason for that and I taught my reason is accepted. I was the school prefect, thus every morning I have to ensure all students vacant the hostel and the school compound. As a result, I’ll be late for the first session of the morning class.

I gave that reason to my EST teacher, Sir Yahya but he said that, my reason is neither accepted nor good. Try to avoid in giving excuse.

“If you think you couldn’t finished your work by 7.40am (where the first morning session starts), then you have to think the other way to enter the class on time. You can start your job earlier. You should create a new situation of a successful person. If you promise at 7.40am, you should be there before it.”

Insya Allah sir. I’ll bear it in my mind.

Try your best to be on time. If you think you couldn’t make it, inform the other person of your late. Don’t make people waiting for you.
In other words, if you keep on breaking your promise, it will turn into habit and in return, it reflects yourself.

Hopefully, we who declared ourselves as Dai’e will make a turning point to change ourselves to be a better Muslims. The communities are looking at us with their own judgment.

A Muslim scholar said:
"The beauty of Islam nowadays is covered by the ‘Muslims’ themselves."

May we are not categorize in that circle of people.


Note1: Punctuality = before time
Note2: Start first with ourselves, and then only people will trust you

9 comments:

Humayra' said...

ana terasa!

jazakallah for the reminder. I'll try and be more punctual. though i've to admit, it really IS difficult sometimes. especially with the public transport system here

ukur kira said...

to Humyra':it's for me too.I hav to be more conscious on small things which we may sometimes over looked.
May all of us be a good example to others.
Malaysian public transports are well known with their inefficiency.Hopefully u think the other way to solve ur prob.
May Allah making easy 4 u.

Arabs address me "umron" said...

Hmmm....
Ana klau janji dgn org, ana punctual insya'Allah...

tp klau mcm ke klas, program, prhimpunan...
Dah jdi tabiat lambat...

Di rumah ana(d Mesir), ana org yg ke-2 plg tua...dan juga org yg ke-2 plg lewat ke klas (2nd last keluar dari rumah) slps org yg plg tua...

hahaha =)
makin tua, makin bt perangai...
Astaghfirullah....

Anta pun perasan kan ana slalu lewat ke klas, program n perhimpunan...
d MATRI, PBA,....
Terus sampai ke cni...

Anta plak sebaliknya...
Bangun subuh awal, pi solah awal, pi program n prjumpaan awal..
maklumlah pengawas Matri yg berwibawa...

X plak anta tegur ana dulu yek...
hehehe =D

Exam B.I td pun ana datang 15 minit lewat...
Aduhai...


Ya Allah berilah kekuatan kpdku utk mmbuang tabiat buruk ni...


NB:Segannya dgn nabil....X layak rasany berkawan nta

ukur kira said...

to umron:sori la ing x tegur nta.bukan x mau.tp x jmpa lg method yg sesuai =).

Ana segan dgn nta.

Tp nta ok je.sama2 kita cuba ubah tabiat2 kita yg kurang elok.
Ana juga.bnyak lg kelemahan.

*Ana x pernah jd pengawas yg berwibawa la..nta silap org.Allahyarham 'Ammar,hafiz,akmal,umar dll lg hebat.mereka baru layak dipanggil pengawas berwibawa..

Arabs address me "umron" said...

X jumpa method yg sesuai..
Btul jgk...

Agakny klau anta tegur ana secara direct 3-4 thn yg lps..

Mesti akan ada jurang antara anta yg berbaju biru n ana yg berbaju putih d sekolah dulu..

hehehe =)

MuNsYi^SaMa said...

ana nk post pasal ni gak. nk kna post br leh buat. :)

no more janji sahabat!!

thanks for the reminder.

criestz said...

im in hurry =)

ukur kira said...

to munsyi:sama2 amik sbg ingatan.Hehe..no more 'Janji Sahabat'

to criestz:u're always in hurry. =)
Nak p mana tu?

LuQMaN M.J said...

setuju2..
no more janji shbt.. :)