Friday, October 28, 2011

Alhamdulillah It's Friday ~ 1st Zulhijjah 1432H

 Alhamdulillah, It's Friday and we are still breathing right now, alive and kicking.. We get to meet again with the leader of all days, Friday.. It's truly a blessing, Ya Rabb, Alhamdulillah.. yes, Alhamdulillah, why not, peeps..

We always tend to forget that death can come to us, anytime, anyday, anywhere, young or old , poor or rich, ready or not we are, everything is on Allah's will.. waking up on every morning is indeed a blessing by the Almighthy..what if it's no longer a privilege for us to enjoy.. All of our matters and businesses in this world will end immediately... Yes, on Allah's will, living is a privilege given to us on undefined lease term.. no one knows when it will end, everything is on Allah's will.. hence, Alhamdulillah it is, peeps..

I guess everyone loves Friday.. For Muslim, it's because Friday is the Leader of all days.. Friday is a sacred day, we are blessed with the opportunity to perform Friday prayers, especially for the Muslimin..   

"Then when the (Jumu`ah) Salat is ended, you may disperse through the land, and seek the Bounty of Allah (by working), and remember Allah much: that you may be successful.'' (62:10) 

Perhaps, allow me to share some of the gist from my reading on Friday's benefits:
  • Nabi Adam Alaihis Salam was created by Allah on Friday 
  • Nabi Adam Alaihis Salam was sent to earth on Friday
  • Friday is the leader of all days or known as "Saidul Aiyam", the best of all days
  • There is a blessed hour on Friday during which a person is granted anything lawful and good by Allah that he prays for, as such that Duas are answered and accepted
  • The Day of Qiyamah or Resurrection will be on a Friday 
  • The benefit of fingernail cutting on Friday. For any Muslims who cut their fingernails on Friday will be protected against illness and be granted with safety.
Anyways, as Muslims, we should be happier because we are meeting with the Friday that falls on 1st Zulhijjah.. In Islamic Calendar, Zulhijjah is the last month of Hijri. Zulhijjah means "Hajj" literally. It is the most awaited month by all Muslims as the great annual worship of Hajj is performed by the pilgrims at the Holy lands. And as for the rest of us, we are blessed with Eid'ul-Adha.. 
The first 10 days of Zulhijjah is the most imperial and glorious days in Islamic Calendar. The Holy Prophet, Sall-Allahu alayhi wa sallam, has said, "One fast during these days is equal to the fasting of one complete year, and the worship of one night during this period is equal to the worship in the "Lailatul-Qadr". Allahuaklam. This chance comes only once a year, every Muslim may want to grab this wonderful opportunity to perform as much Ibadah as much as we can. InsyaAllah we will be blessed.

Another blessings that Allah grant us in the month of Zulhijjah is the Youmul 'Arafah or known as the Day of Arafah. This is the day where all Hajj Pilgrims gather and assemble at Arafah, the plain land ,positioned six miles away from Makkah Al-Mukarramah, to perform the most essential task in their Hajj, named "Wuquf of Arafah".. Everyone is placed under the tents, wearing all white, looking similar and no one is superior, it may reminds us of Mahsyar.. Summon and dua' will be recited  here.. the messages will go straight to heart, oh my, it gives overwhelming feelings.. Speaking of it, reminds me of the sweet moments of my Pilgrimage.. it makes the heart grows fonder.. Allahu Akbar..  

Anyways, for all of us here, who are not in the pilgrimage journey, we may also get to seek the benefit of the Youmul 'Arafah.. it is desirable for us to fast on this day. The fast of 'Youmul 'Arafah' has been emphasized by the Holy Prophet, SAW, as a mustahabb (desirable) act. According to a hadith, the fast of this day becomes a cause, hopefully so, of forgiveness for sins committed in one year. InsyaAllah. There are more to tell about Zulhijjah. I gues it deserves another entry..

Well, my empty soul always express the excitement of meeting Friday by saying TGIF or Thank God It's Friday, it translates my excitement of meeting the weekends.. I guess, from now onwards, i wanna cease that expression from my life.. i would want to express Alhamdulillah It's Friday for the happiness of meeting the sacred Friday.. i wanna appreciate Friday more, instead of the weekends.. I reckon this can be my little initiative to make me a faithfull Muslim.. remind me peeps if i forget this.. correct me if im wrong..

So peeps, let's make our Fridays meaning and important starting from today, insyaAllah.

Alhamdulillah It's Friday.. :)

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