Oh Duet

بِسْمِ اللهِ الرَّحْمنِ الرَّحِيمِ

الْمَالُ وَالْبَنُونَ زِينَةُ الْحَيَاةِ الدُّنْيَا وَالْبَاقِيَاتُ الصَّالِحَاتُ خَيْرٌ عِندَ رَبِّكَ ثَوَابًا وَخَيْرٌ أَمَلًا 
"Harta dan anak-anak adalah perhiasan kehidupan dunia 
tetapi amalan-amalan yang kekal lagi saleh adalah lebih baik pahalanya di sisi Tuhanmu 
serta lebih baik untuk menjadi harapan."

Once I had a serious conversation with Abah a few years back. And I was reminded of it again recently, after listening to stories that I hate hearing. Most often, we'd find ourselves swept away with the current; instead of strengthening our belief that Allah will Provide, we think harta will. sigh~


Allah will Provide;
But because we forget, we all scramble to look for anything that provides huge amount of money in the shortest amount of time. We see them in the newspapers every so often, when thousands of people are being scammed for their money because of all these skim cepat kaya or multi-level marketing that offers instant lump of cash, under so many different names. It's like a spell or something, that everybody falls into every single time, and all it takes is just by putting up this X digit of money, and all will be blinded by it, pushing aside any logical reasoning behind these so-called 'businesses'. Neither caring what and who is behind it, so long as the numbers in the bank account is going up. And let's not even go into stories of those who claimed that their 'ustaz' is bringing in money from the heavens. *roll eyes*

Allah will Provide;
But because we don't understand, we thought that happiness only comes via money. We forget about health, about protection against evil-doings, about living and breathing for just another day; they are all provisions from Allah. Money is just a tool for our rezeki, but many see it as their aim; confusing what is harta and what is rezeki. They are in fact, two very different entities. As Abah and Mama always reminded us, you can have RM3 and your rezeki that morning is eating Nasi Lemak sebungkus. You can have RM100, and your rezeki is still just that Nasi Lemak sebungkus. And again, it's not wrong to go looking for them, really; cause what matters most is where they stand in our hearts. Heck, we can have 5 sports cars in our garage, but it's only worth it if they bring us to the mosque 5 times a day. Setuju? Thank you.

Allah will Provide;
But because we forget, many would go to such an extent that they forget about their family, about their loved ones, and the worst case of all, they forget their Deen. I was following Abah and Mama around the city yesterday, and we passed by some closed shops around Kota Bharu, apparently they were shut down for selling drugs; amounting to millions of Ringgit. I wondered how long has that been going on, how much food has been bought with that money, and how much of them have been fed to their children? Apparently it was a family business. Weird isn't it, how can a family come together in committing sins? Wallahua'lam wa astahgfirullah. 

As always, reminding when I'm finding myself forgetting.
"Ya Allah, jadikanlah dunia di tangan kami, 
bukan di hati kami." 
Aamiin ya Rabb.


"Nanti bila yan ada anak-anak sendiri, 
perhaps by that time there would no longer be things like scholarships etc.
 and you guys have to pay for everything. It would be very difficult. 
Abah wonder what can I do now to help anak-anak Abah survive."

"Senang la Abah. One thing je abah kena buat. 
Tanam a very deep value in our hearts; 
Rezeki tu milik Allah. 
Confirm survive."

InsyaAllah. :)


NurainSuperr said...

nice dear ^^ now Im as a student also always think about money. hmmm kos sara hidup makin meningkat dgn yuran universiti lagi alahaii. dunia dunia

Nissa Zulkifli said...

Hi. i'm new to blogging. I would really appreciate it if u drop by my blog and follow it if u like. tq

izyan.ariff said...

To nurain: glad it helped you dear. Kuat semangat yosh!! Hehe

To Nissa: prayers that you keep on writing dear. I've read thru your posts a bit the other day. *thumbs up*

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