May Allah bless all of us. Showering HIS forgiveness to each and every sin we have done.
Let us sit for a moment and reflect ourselves. Abu ‘Ubaidah Al Jarrah once said,
“Ijlis bina nu’min sa’ah.”
Just sharing one question for us to ponder upon.
How far our sincerity in doing Da’wah?
I have no special tools to identify people’s sincerity, but perhaps these things can be an indicator or bench mark for our level of sincerity, Insya Allah.
People nowadays or specifically Du’at over looked few things which it is actually the core of the business. Let us check ourselves; sometimes we are excellent and great in organizing program. We plan and manage Islamic program for the society. In the meeting, we give the best idea, the best tazkirah etc. Unfortunately, while we are alone, we can’t even manage ourselves. We can organize qiyamullail for the society but we can’t push ourselves to stand for qiyamullail while we are alone.
Then, what is the intention of organizing the program? Just for the people surround to ‘recognize’ our ‘soleh’?
For sure, if we do things on the basis of Mardhatillah, sincere and hoping for HIS forgiveness, no matter we are alone or in crowd, our iman will push us to do good.
How are we going to give Islam to others if we don’t feel it first?
Then, we can see “Du’at” are organizing massive program but sadly they didn’t benefits from it.
The analogy is simple. Two places separated by the sea and is connected by a bridge. Vehicles will pass by from point A to point B via the bridge. The Du’at is like the bridge. The vehicles are the people and point A is the place of sins while point B is the path of Allah.
We are connecting people to the path of Allah. We organize Islamic program and hope people will return to the Islamic teachings etc. But did the bridge have an improvement? The function of the bridge is just connecting without do care to itself. In fact, the strength of the bridge will fatal along with the time.
Looking at ourselves, how far we had prepare ourselves with inner strengths i.e. qiyamullail, sunat fasting, other sunat solah etc. Where is our tarbiyyah dzatiyah?
Why we tend to be famous and pretending with our ‘soleh’ at the public but we didn’t acting the same while alone? Are we sincere enough while being the ‘soleh’?
Quoted from Risalah Ta’alim, under the 2nd principle which is al ikhlas, as- Syahid mentioned that there are few indicator of of a mukhlisin. One of the characteristic is, he likes and prefer ‘amal which is far from glamorous. He is like a root of a tree in a Jama’ah. With the root, the tree stand firmly straight and live, but it is hidden underneath the ground.
Please read the book to know more.
As a conclusion, hopefully, we are not just pretending to be soleh in the crowd but be soleh as what it means. Malay says, “cakap tak serupa bikin”.
Hidayah is a light of Allah. It cannot transmit from a dark heart to other heart. Let us purify our heart and pray for HIS forgiveness..