Praise to Allah the Almighty for giving me the opportunity to write a bit longer entry compared to some previous entry I’ve posted. Actually I was pretty busy for the past few weeks. Alhamdulillah, some of the stuffs had been settled.
Just to share my point of view on one topic which I think some of us are affiliated with it in their daily life. Don’t make me wrong, this entry doesn’t mean to ‘attack’ anybody, individually or groups.
“Akhi,enta boleh”..(Akhi,you can/Akhi, you can do it). Short words but it gives a big impact to me. I often received this sentence when it comes to giving responsibilities. I’m not so sure, upon what basis they’re naively choosing me to bear with the responsibilities. To encourage and beautify the responsibility, they will keep on saying, “Akhi, enta boleh. Ana tau enta mampu”. (Akhi, you can do it. I know you have the ability to bear with it.)
Excuse me! How many times we had eating together in “dulang”? How many times we spent time together for rehlah? Jaulah? Tamrin?. Two, three times? That’s ridiculous. You can’t even know the person, the strength of the person, his ability, his weaknesses etc. in just rarely meeting.
“Did you know that I couldn’t speak in front of the public?”
“Don’t worry akhi, I know you can.”
“Hello! I’ve been living for 22 years. Who knows better about me? Me or you? I know my strength, my weakness etc. because “THIS IS ME”.
“Akhi, this is the process for you. The field for you to polish your skills. As a Dai’e, we need to be all way rounded.”
“Yes, I know akhi. Again, I’ve tried to be such so, but I failed. I’ve been exposed to these since I was in secondary school. Truly, I’ve failed!
I realized and determined my strengths and weaknesses. I’ve tried to overcome the weakness but for sure, almost 10 years I couldn’t make it. Therefore, I’ve tried to strengthen my strengths and Alhamdulillah, Allah made it easier than overcoming the weaknesses. But then, people still didn’t realize it.
My question is, if I have to bear all of the responsibilities (if not all, the responsibilities which need/related to my weaknesses), where is the reality of your analogy of a house?
“We, work in a group as if we are a part from parts of the house. Some of us are the beam, some are the column and even some are the walls. Each and every element will support one another. Some of us can stand for hot and cold, thus he’ll be the external wall. Those with strong body will be the column etc. That’s how it works!”
But, seems like the analogy just became an irretional analogy.
If I’d been push to bear the responsibility within my weaknesses, it means I have to be the column, the beam, the wall etc without bother whether I’m competent and being able or not.
It’s true that some of us can be all rounded, but please, (begging tone) consider those who did not being blessed with those abilities.
Let us flash back the seerah of Rasulullah P.B.U.H. Why Rasullullah asked Ja’afar to lead the Muslims to hijrah to Habsyah? Why he didn’t pick other sahabah? Yes of course all of his actions were not from his desire. In fact, it was the revelation from Allah. But of course, it was indeed, based on the competency of that particular sahabah.
I don’t think Rasulullah just picked up any sahabah for any responsibilities. The sahabah was in the circle of the Prophet. They walk together, ‘musafir’ together etc. Thus, Rasulullah PBUH can determined their strengths and weaknesses. The Prophet PBUH knows whom were the most competent to bear the responsibilities.
If you think Da’wah is a serious agenda, then you will never pass the baton to incompetence person to bear with it.
In judging the competency of a person, need not upon the basis of no where. Don’t just keep on saying……………,
“Akhi, enta boleh. Ana tahu enta boleh.”