Tuesday, April 24, 2012

on a riddle : what flips faster than boiling water in a pot?

How do you stay motivated?

I don't really know, because im not really feeling it right now.

Iman increases and decreases. But in the long run it must look like this:

I dislike down periods. How do you know you're in the down period? for me, its when

When its down time, people can turn from angels to devils in less than a second. Even a Ferrari goes from 0-60mph in 4 seconds. Impressive!

The sahabah used to say, "the heart flips and flops faster than boiling water in a pot".

even faster than
So that is why they used to make it compulsory upon themselves to attend circles and remind each other and create that environment of wholesomeness.

They made it compulsory UPON THEMSELVES. No need for anyone's forcing.

And yes, we cannot force anyone. There is no compulsion in religion, as Allah says. That's the ayah (verse) that people often use as a shield. But they often leave out the next part of the verse.

".. Verily, the Right Path has become distinct from the wrong path. Whoever disbelieves in Tâghût and believes in Allâh, then he has grasped the most trustworthy handhold that will never break. And Allâh is All-Hearer, All-Knower." (2:256)

There is no need for compulsion, because things are very very clear. As clear as night as day.

So whoever wants to follow truth and the people who are on it, let them do so.

And whoever wants his iman locked in a downward spiral, let him do so. We seek refuge from Allah from perpetual downness.


Iskandar said...

adding 2:257 to the discussion would be good, too. say no to quote-mining, and yes to reading the entire section!

Damang said...

subhanallah, thanks akhi for the nice article, it acts as a reminder too. Jazakallah again ^^

Ikmal Nordin said...

@iski : bunyi macam campaign.

"Say NO to quote mining!"

Anonymous said...

Iman menurun dan menaik,itu memang lumrah,tapi jangan turun dan tak naik2 pulak,nauzubillah.
Untuk terus tsabat dan istiqamah atas jalan Allah ni memang bukan senang
Espcially bila kita buat benda baik ni,lagi la syaitan suka nak hasut yang bukan2
Have a look at this verse
Jangan lupa,doa itu kan senjata invisible orang mukmin.