most common answer: dalam hati ada Taman.
most loved answer: dalam hati ada Cinta.
the best answer: dalam hati ada Syurga.
i owe this post to Solusi. best magazine of all time. (eh, Jom pun best.)
*this incident happened earlier during Ramadhan. forgive me for bringing it up. it's just something that i think we can all reflect on.*
another night of tarawikh ended. all the muslimin and muslimat headed to their respected vehicles (kereta besar, kereta kecik, vespa, motor kapcai hehe) and found one thing in common, a piece of paper smacked right on top. in it, the type-written words, of someone lashing another being. from it, we can conclude that the one who did this must've felt really used (read: teraniaya) that she/he became this angry to resort to this kind of means. she/he made accusations, and even challenging the person to go to court. yup, quite the drama.
it's not our job to know what really happened to the 'lasher';
nor it is our job to find out if all the accusations made on 'the-one-being-lashed' are the truth or not.
so what is our job?
to pray for the best for both of them.
may Allah Guide them and us.
and so, this whole episode made me think, hypothetically, if we were to be wrongfully-done; (read: dianiaya, dizalimi) what should we really do? what can we do?
our lives are meant to be a test for us. be it a test to strengthen us, or to level our iman up. it is a test; to how we deal with all the circumstances that Allah throws in our way, be it a happy or a sad thing. but i think it has always been easier for us to face hardships when we know that they are something beyond anyody's control. for example, our corps died because there has been a drought. but say if they died because this one naughty kid decided to play the mercun (ok, i'm not good with making up logical stories) and ended up burning them all up. will we be as lapang dada with qada and qadar as we were before?
dalam hati ada Syurga.
it's when deep down, your heart is happy and contented, just to have Allah by your side. it's the ultimate feeling/belief that everyone should aim on having. because i think it's the only way one can really live for the HereAfter and not for the Here and Now.
we see them constantly in our everyday lives. ones who have them and ones who don't. those who we'd say have this 'calming effect' and those who have the 'hurricane effect'.
exhibit A: we understandably see someone who suddenly lost their job, and they were brooding or perhaps even becoming angry for their 'bad luck', so they say. moping around, hating and snapping at every other being who tries to encourage them, saying things like "kau tak kena, senang la cakap." (read: it's easier for you to say, you're not the one facing it) ~haih~
true. tests are always hard.
but then you'd see those who face harder things in their lives; like losing a father, their sole supporter of the family; and yet when we give them words of condolences, they say things like; "life goes on. pray for our strength." subhanallah.
it's really not an easy task to have that Syurga dalam Hati. but i believe it's something we should all seek. and it doesn't come naturally either. perhaps we just have to be tested over and over again by Him, until we are able to sincerely say;
"Aku redha dengan segala ketentuan-Mu."
only then insyaAllah,
we can face whatever comes our way, with a head help-up,
knowing that we have Allah by our side.
وَلَنَبْلُوَنَّكُم بِشَيْءٍ مِّنَ الْخَوْفِ وَالْجُوعِ وَنَقْصٍ مِّنَ الْأَمْوَالِ وَالْأَنفُسِ
وَالثَّمَرَاتِ وَبَشِّرِ الصَّابِرِينَ
الَّذِينَ إِذَا أَصَابَتْهُم مُّصِيبَةٌ قَالُوا إِنَّا لِلَّهِ وَإِنَّا إِلَيْهِ رَاجِعُونَ
"Dan sungguh akan Kami berikan cobaan kepadamu, dengan sedikit ketakutan, kelaparan, kekurangan harta, jiwa dan buah-buahan. Dan berikanlah berita gembira kepada orang-orang yang sabar.(yaitu) orang-orang yang apabila ditimpa musibah, mereka mengucapkan: "Inna lillaahi wa innaa ilaihi raaji'uun""
few days left in Ramadhan;
and you'd feel that seram sejuk feeling in your gut,
wondering if you're among those who have gained, or those losers.
praying for the former, Aamiin ya Rabb. :'(
ps: malam ni imam from Gaza datang Masjid Telipot.
pps: malam esok; Stadium Project a.k.a Girls Night Out. can't wait. :)