Qalbu mukmin baitulLah
Got this in my email and within seconds, I had to rummage around for a tissue coz I was crying & crying. Nyehh, such a crybaby.
Its pictures of mosques and the ones I viewed were Masjidil Haram & Masjid Nabawi. Its in 3D format so you can turn round and round and look down at the carpet and look up at the lights and truly wish you were back there. *sigh*
A beloved teacher and friend said to me:
“We miss the Kaabah and Masjidil Haram. We put that place on a pedestal and we sanctify the place, but we neglect to sanctify the baitulLah in ourselves. Qalbu mukmim baitulLah: The heart of a mukmin is the house of Allah.
If we clean our hearts and take good care of it, wherever we go, we would feel at peace.
Masjidil Haram is sanctified because Allah is constantly being mentioned and glorified. We should first do that in our own baitulLah, our hearts.
What is there at Masjidil Haram?
- The serenity (ketenangannya)
- The satisfaction & sweetness of worship (kepuasan & kemanisan ibadahnya)
- A place that Allah showers His Rahmah & Barakah. When Allah showers His Rahmah & Barakah, it is safe from disaster/calamity and also a place that is loved by all. (yang selamat dari bencana & tempat yang disenangi)
If we put in effort to make our hearts a proper BaitulLah, we’ll get to enjoy all this. The serenity, the satisfaction of worship, we are safe from calamities and everyone is at ease with us.
How is this done?
Defeat the ego. Opportunities are many. Allah has already prepared them. All we have to do is pass the tests.
Analogy: 30 secs without oxygen, we are dysfunctional -> become vege.
30 secs without Allah (remembrance of Allah) -> we (our hearts) become vege, half-dead.
30 secs without Allah, our jasad/body is not dead. Even happier, even more laughter, even more food consumed. But there’s a completely different effect on our hearts.
That is why Sufis say that a second of not remembering Allah is considered a maksiat.”
May this sharing be of benefit. May we keep the remembrance of Allah in our hearts always. May our tongues and hearts be in constant praise of Allah & His Beloved Prophet Muhammad SAW. Amin.