Thursday, October 06, 2011


Let me tell you a story for you to guess the meaning of today's post.

Jabir bin Abdullah, may Allah be pleased with them, reported: Allah's Messenger (may peace be upon him) said:

"In case we get wealth from Bahrain, I will give you so much and so much;" he made an indication of it with both his hands. Allah's Messenger (may peace be upon him) died before wealth from Bahrain came. When Abu Bakr received it, he ordered a caller to announce that if anyone who claims a debt against the Prophet (may peace be upon him) or was promised money by him, should meet him (Abu Bakr). 

 So, Jabir told Abu Bakr about he Prophet's promise to give him so much and so much. Abu Bakr gave him a handful of coins and asked him to count them and they were five hundred and said: Take twice that amount.

(In everyone's head when they heard this)

Mr.A ;
"Maybe the prophet ordered something (the harta) from Bahrain and (got stuck somewhere) on its way to Medina. That's why they didn't make it in time for the prophet.

"The prophet did some business with people from Bahrain. But, the profit(the harta) will come a little bit late.

Lady C;
"They had a war in Bahrain, and things won from there, are on its way to Medina.

...the thoughts went on for a while...
and can you guess what is the main idea of this story?

Fulfill your promises. Memenuhi janji.

وَأَوۡفُواْ بِٱلۡعَهۡدِ‌ۖ إِنَّ ٱلۡعَهۡدَ كَانَ مَسۡـُٔولاً۬

"and fulfil (every) engagement, for (every) engagement, will be enquired into (on the Day of Reckoning)"

"dan sempurnakanlah perjanjian (dengan Allah dan dengan manusia), sesungguhnya perjanjian itu akan ditanya"

At first, it was like a normal thing for The Prophet to fulfill his promise, and yes, people ALWAYS believe him. That's why he's called A-Amin, meaning trustworthy.

But, we actually didn't know what was the real story about 'the harta' said in the story just now.

What happened was, (almost near to Lady C's thought) there was a war to conquer (takluk) Bahrain, but it happened ONLY after the prophet died. He payed off his debts with a war that he knows they will win over. People that he ows his money too, believed that they will get their pay. Even after he passed away.

Because they believed in him.

What about us? Do people believe in us? The prophet s.a.w was the most perfect human being that ever lived. He was just, a human.
Just like us.
"O you who believe! Why do you say that which you do not do? (2) Most hateful it is with Allâh that you say that which you do not do."
"Wahai orang-orang yang beriman! Mengapa kamu memperkatakan apa yang kamu tidak melakukannya! (2) Amat besar kebenciannya di sisi Allah kamu memperkatakan sesuatu yang kamu tidak melakukannya."

Especially when it's about duty (amanah) that is given to us due to our status and occupation. Come to think of it, I was a club secretary back in high school and obviously, I did almost nothing at all. Even now, astaghfirullah. Allah is going to ask us one day if we actually did what we're supposed to do.

Eg. Jika kamu menerima gaji sebagai seorang jaga, tergamakkah kamu tidur sewaktu melakukan tugas kamu? Allah akan bertanyakan tentang setiap saat yang diamanahkan pada kamu itu. Astaghfirullah.

Even-more if you're a leader of a country! you've been given the amanah from the people and from Allah s.w.t to lead. Yet you did things that is far astray from Allah, and didn't fulfill what you've once promised. "With great power comes great responsibility."-Spiderman. T-T"

#A short post. But a reminder to me. and you.

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