The Temptations of the World


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Bismillahi.. Assalamu’alaykum..

The first thing I thought this morning, ‘Need to see a doctor!’ -___-“

But I wouldn’t say anything about what the doctor said, I would like to tell you about some thoughts I got from Islam.Is.Me by Ust. Felix Y. Siauw yesterday at Istiqamah Mosque. I didn’t plan to attend that event anyway, but because my teacher got sick so she told us to go to that event. Hehe.

So, here it is the things I got from him. Hey girl, for you to think!

First, look around you? What do you see? Well, in front of me, there are 6 women (my friend at the office) and 1 man (my president  Director). On the second floor, there are 3 women as office administrator  and a woman as deputy director (actually my president director’s wife), and third floor there are 4 men. See, how many women we have here?

Nowadays the population of women increases by time, the comparison is about 1 (man) : 3 (women). One of the signs of the end of world, right? Sometimes I feel a bit worried for some reasons. Haha. Ok back to the topic! And when I was there at the masjid, I found the women always more than the men. Where are they (the men)?

Haha.. Ah I talk too much.. Women are a disaster and the most potential thing at the same time for Islam. Do you agree? I agree with what he said, absolutely agree. Women are the mother of civilization. A woman is like soil for the flower, the flower will grow when the soil is good, won’t it? The first school of a child is his mother. What would happen to a child when the mother is bad?

There is someone doesn’t have a father who greater than someone doesn’t have a mother.  For instance, Rasulullah, Imam Asy-Syafi’I, and Imam Ahmad bin Hambal. They are great, because their mother was great also. So, if you want to destroy a nation, destroy the women ! The haters of Islam knew it all, even us either. And right now, those haters are destroying the Muslimah. Ghazwul Fiqr era is ongoing right now.

The war of ideas (Ghazwul Fiqr) does not aim to convert the Muslim to change their religion (Murtad), but shifts the principles of Islam with other thoughts, so that Islam is just the skin. Those who hate Islam, will destroy our Muslimah with the beauty of the world. That’s what is happening to us now. May Allah always keep our faith. Aamiin Allahumma Aamiin.

They are making us to think about the beauty, forget the hereafter life. Want proof? Haha, they make us always think about the world, like ‘for the one who seek the beauty in their old, just put this anti aging cream, you will feel always young’. Haha. They make the women think ‘beauty and youth is EVERYTHING’. They make us think, beauty is when your hair shines, smooth, no dandruff, no branch. Your skin soft as tofu? White as sugar? Haha

Realize or not, that is what I have thought when I was still young. What you think is all about worldly things, Miss World, Miss Universe, and other Miss, Miss call, and I miss you. #salah focus#. Miss world and other Miss will ruin the thought of a Muslimah, do you agree? We didn’t ban that event and such because they half naked with those tiny strings, even though they change their costumes with Sarong, we still have to against it because it will arise the most beautiful woman in this world, and we think about world again. And then the Muslimah forgets who is the best woman in the world (Maryam) and in Jannah (Khadijah). Those two are supposed to be idolized by us the Muslimah. Right?

Okay, relax.. I am thinking how can I write this more relax, it doesn’t mean you take it easy on that issue, no, I mean, sometimes I want to discuss this in more relax but serious. I don’t want people think, Islam is hard to understand and judging, No, but I want people think Islam is easy and peaceful.

So next part. How those people will ruin the women in Islam? Remember this formulation! 3F. Food, Fun, and Fashion. Food, okay girls, we have to know what kind of food is Halal, and not just Halal but Thayyib. Halalan Thayyiban. And most girls know the culinary than guys. Right? And who will be responsible to handle the food in the family? Yes, the women.

Fun.. We need fun, oh yeah, of course. I can’t deny it! Some women need fun in their life. Go to a movie, hang out, gathering with some friends, chatting, and so on.

Fashion.. Oh, great! This is what women love the most. Fashion. Look, how many designers in the world make clothes far from syar’i way (following the concept in Islam). I wouldn’t tell you about this, because you have so many proofs around you. So how is the best clothes should be? It should not transparent, not tight, not revealing the curve of the body, not resemble of men clothe, not resemble kaafir women, it should not be perfumed with fragrance, and it should not be a garment of fame and vanity.  Transparent or ‘see-thru’ clothing makes a woman more tempting and beautiful.

Ibn ‘Umar (may Allaah be pleased with him) said: “The Messenger of Allaah (peace and blessings of Allaah be upon him) said: ‘Whoever wears a garment of fame and vanity of this world, Allaah will clothe him in a garment of humiliation on the Day of Resurrection, then He will cause Fire to flame up around him.’”

Ustad Felix Siauw told us about the formulation of Syar’i Hijab : (24:31) + (33:59) – (33:33). Check those ayaah at Qur’an. In sum, close the genitals of women except the face and palms in front of non-mahram , plus they should bring down over themselves of their outer garment (wear Jilbab) minus tabarruj ( make up). Some scholars have different ideas about the meaning of Jilbab, Ibn Hizm said Jilbab is clothing that covers the entire body or hood that covers the head and face of a woman. This meaning is close to the Arabian women’s clothes, in Indonesia perhaps is close to you know, clothe such as Gamis or Baju Kurung.

Then, what about the Hijabers do is wrong? No, of course not. They are inspiring the women around them by such techniques in wear Hijab. They attract the women to wear Hijab, and then we (who know the right way to dress in Islam properly) try to straight their thought to dress properly. Hijab is not only Fashion, Hijab should be the clothing pride as a Muslimah. And that is the hard part, hehe.

Hijab syar’i never get along with the trend of fashion.

Concerning this, the Prophet (peace and blessings of Allaah be upon him) said: “During the last days of my Ummah there will be women who are clothed but naked, with something on their heads like the humps of camels. Curse them, for they are cursed.”  Another hadeeth adds: “They will not enter Paradise or even smell its fragrance, although its fragrance can be detected from such and such a distance.” (Narrated by Muslim from the report of Abu Hurayrah).

So let’s see ourself closer. Check from head to toe. Have we worn a dress properly, following what Islam teaches us ? I am not  good as well, I am learning how to dress properly as well. We may often hear this thing, but have we implemented it?

The world is really tempting and seems good. But there is a place more tempting and better than a world which is just unreal. True, the world is such a heaven for Kaafir and the prison for Mukmin.

The temptation of people is scarier than the temptation of syaithan. Because, when the syaithan comes to us, we can read ta’awudz and they will run, whereas when someone (human) invite us to do immorality we do not have ‘mantra’ against him. We try to avoid their invitation, but they have so many reasonable ideas to convince us, until we fall to their invitation. So we need to keep our faith and pray that Allah will always keep us from Jinn and mankind, see Qur’an surah An-nas.

So, those are things I got from Ust. Felix Siauw,  I wished we can learn it, and implement it in our daily life. Aamiin Allahumma Aamiin.

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