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Cukup Bagiku Allah…

Hidden Message!!! April 27, 2008

Filed under: islamic — ummu muslimah @ 2:51 PM

The holy Qur’an comprises 114 suras (chapters) each of which is made up of varying numbers of ayats (verses).

The illustration on the above shows a scatter graph of the number of verses in a sura against the number of the sura. The result resembles the word “Allah” in Arabic (below).

The Qur’anic revelation was made by Archangel Gabriel to Prophet Mohamrned (PBUH). It took place over a period of more than 20 years beginning with the first verses of sura 96. After a three year hiatus, the revelation continued up to the death of the Prophet (PBUH) in 632 C.E.

Whenever a fragment of the Qur’an was revealed,the Prophet (PBUH) called one of his literate companions and dictated it to him, indicating at the same time the exact position of the new fragment in the fabric of what had already been revealed. Extremely diverse materials were used for this initial record e.g. leather, parchment,wooden tablets, bones and soft stones for inscription. At the same time the Prophet (PBUH) recommended his followers to memorise the Qur’an, thereby doubly preserving the text.

Following the death of the Prophet (PBUH)in 632 C.E., Abu Bakr (RA), the first Caliph of Islam, asked the Prophet’s (PBUH) main scribe, Zaid Ibn Thabit, to make a copy which he duly did. On Omar’s (RA) initiative (the then future second Caliph), Zaid consulted all the information he could assemble in Medina and produced a very faithful copy of the book.

Omar, Abu Bakr’s successor in 634 C.E. subsequently made a single volume (mushaf) which he preserved and passed on to Hafsa, his only daughter and the Prophet’s (PBUH) widow. The third Caliph, Uthman (RA), entrusted a commission of experts with the preparation of the great recension that bears his name. The commission evaluated the authenticity of the document produced under Abu Bakr (RA) and which had remained with Hafsa until then. They also consulted Muslims who had memorised the Qur’an. The critical analysis of the authenticity of the text was carried out very stringently. The agreement of the witnesses was deemed necessary before the slightest verse containing debatable material was retained. The result was a text containing an order of sura that reflects the order followed by the Prophet (PBUH) during his recitals in Ramadan. The 114 suras were arranged in approximately decreasing order of length although there were exceptions.

The sequence of the suras in the Qur’an has proved to be of much interest in modern times. A young Turkish Engineering student at Istanbul Technical University was fascinated by this topic, so much so, that he plotted by hand, a graph of he number of verses in a sura against the number of the sura. The result startled him as it resembled the word “Allah” (God) in Arabic. His findings appeared in a Turkish national newspaper in February 1986.

At the beginning of this article is a computer generated scatter graph of “length of sura” (ie number of verses that it contains) against “number of the sura”. The graph is provided both in its raw form and with added shading. There is a distinct similarity between the graph and the Arabic word “Allah”. Is this a coincidence or something much more?

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If Prophet Muhammad s.a.w visited you…

Filed under: islamic — ummu muslimah @ 11:50 AM

Just for a day or two,

if he came unexpectedly,

I wonder what you would do.

Oh, I know you’d give your nicest room,

to such an honored guest,

and all the food you’d serve him,

would be the very best

And you would keep assuring him,

you’re glad to have him there,

that serving him in your home,

is joy beyond compare.

But…. when you saw him coming,

would you meet him at the door,

with arms outstretched in welcome,

to your visitor?

Or would you have to change your clothes

before you let him in?

Or hide some magazines and put,

the Quran where they had been

Would you still watch those movies,

on your TV set?

Or would you switch it off,

before he gets upset?

Would you turn off the radio,

and hope he hadn’t heard?

And you wish you hadn’t uttered

the last loud hasty word?

Would you hide your worldly music,

and instead take Hadeeth books out?

Could you let him walk right in,

or would you rush about?

And, I wonder. If the prophet spent,

a day or two with you,

would you go right on doing

the things,

you always do?

Would you go right on saying

the things,

you always say?

Would life for you continue,

as it does from day to day?

Would your family conversations,

keep up its usual pace,

and would you find it hard each meal,

to say a table grace?

Would you keep up each and every prayer,

without putting on a frown?

And would you always jump up early,

for prayer at dawn?

Would you sing the songs you always sing,

and read the books you always read,

and let him know the things on which,

your mind and spirit feed?

Would you take the prophet with you,

everywhere you plan to go?

Or, would you maybe change your plans,

just for a day or so?

Would you be glad to have him meet,

your very closest friends?

Or, would you hope they stay away,

until his visit ends?

Would you be glad to have him stay,

forever on and on?

Or would you sigh with great relief,

when he at last was gone?

It might be interesting to know,

the things that you would do,

If Prophet Muhammad (PBUH),

in person, came,

to spend some time with you !!!

 

Bingkisan untuk Al-Kholiq

Filed under: laman nurani — ummu muslimah @ 10:11 AM

Tuhan!

Setiap kali Kau memanggil aku, aku cuba dan berusaha untuk datang kepadamuMu sesegera mungkin, kadang-kala aku mengadapMu bersama hati yang tidak takut dan malu kepadaMu. Tapi biasanya hanya fizikal yangku bawa menyembahMu, sedang hati masih sombong kepadaMu.

Sesekali aku bersimpuh di bawah Duli KebesaranMu dengan begitu berhati-hati dan menjaga adab-adab memasuki ‘istanaMu’, fizikalku rukuk, hatiku pun ikut rukuk, fizikalku sujud, hatiku pun ikut sujud. Tapi itu cuma sekali-sekala…

Biasanya, aku hanya sekadar bersenam semata-mata dihadapan KebesaranMu. Katanya, upacara menyembahMu adalah saat paling indah, pertemuan paling bermakna di antara seorang hamba dengan Penciptanya. Majlis yang gemilang bermandikan cahaya dari Syurga. Suatu nikmat kekhusyukan menyembahMu yang sungguh lazat tidak terhingga, hinggakan mabuk dan tenggelam dalam persada percintaan denganMu.

Aduh! Indah sekali khabarnya pengalaman itu, mengatasi segala dan sejuta nikmat nan indah pernah wujud di dunia ini. Begitu sekali rupanya Kau melayani hamba-hambaMu yang hina dina ini.

Tapi Tuhan, siapalah aku untuk mengecapi pengalaman indah dan bermakna tersebut. Ia hanya layak untuk para-para siddiqin dan muqarrobin. Yang hatinya dan cintanya hanya satu. UntukMu semata-mata. Sedangkan aku hanyalah seorang hamba yang dilumuri noda dan dosa, hanya membilang waktu, andai tidak mendapat pengampunan dariMu, Neraka manalah yang bakal menanti kedatanganku.

Cintaku rupanya hanyalah palsu, rinduku hanya kaku. Aku rupanya tidak kenal erti cinta, erti rindu yang sebenar. Kerana butanya hati menyebabkan Engkau belum kukenali sepenuhnya, bila tak kenal, manakan datang cinta, bila tiada cinta, mana mungkin timbulnya rindu. Itulah dia aku, sering terlewat sampai ke persada keagunganMu.

Bila kuteringat kata-kata Saiyyidina Umar. “Jika seluruh penduduk kota Madinah ini masuk Syurga, kecuali seorang, maka aku rasa yang seorang itu adalah aku.” Aduh! Kecut sekali hatiku. Kalaulah seorang khalifah yang telah dijanjikan Syurga pun merasakan tidak layak untuk ke sana, apatah lagi aku yang bergelumang dengan noda dan dosa ini.

Wahai yang mencipta hati dan roh,

Kaulah yang membolak-balikkan hati, peganglah hatiku agar tetap denganMu, agar seluruh yang ada kukorbankan untukMu. Agar sumpah dan ikrar untuk hidup dan mati keranaMu dapat kutunaikan tanpa gagal. Agar aku sentiasa cinta dan takut kepadaMu tanpa jemu dan lalai. Agar aku menjadi pujangga cinta yang hanya tahu memuji dan memujaMu dan bukan yang selain dariMu.

Benamkanlah dilubuk hatiku wahai Tuhan rasa-rasa ini, agar aku puas menjadi hamba yang Kau redhai. RedhaMu rupa-rupanya mengatasi kerinduan pada SyurgaMu dan ketakutan pada NerakaMu. Itulah permohonanku wahai Tuhan yang empunya diriku ini.

Sungguh tidak sedar diriku selama ini, kerana sering memakai pakaianMu, sombong pakaian rasmi yang hanya layak untuMu. Kujadikan pakaianku tanpa izinMu. Sedangkan pantang-larangMu seorang hamba memakai pakaianMu itu. Mana mungkin seorang hamba memakai persalinan tuannya. Di atas keterlanjuran ini, kumohon ampun dan maaf, kupulangkan semula persalinanMu ini kepada yang Empunyanya yang selayaknya.

Biarlah aku melayari bahtera kehidupan ini dalam mencari redhaMu, agar rasa-rasa inilah yang akan menyelamatkanku dan menjadi benteng untukku mentaati perintahMu dan menjauhi laranganMu. Mudah-mudahan masih belum terlewat lagi untukku…

Aminn… Ya Rabbal’alamin…

 

Selamat Hari Ibu…

Filed under: laman nurani — ummu muslimah @ 9:58 AM

Bonda…

Aku meletakkanmu di hatiku,

Dekat sekali dengan tempat kebaikan,

Cahayamu menyinari hidupku,

Tapi…

Aku tak mampu meletakkan Allah dimana pun,

Kerana Dialah yang meletakkan aku di bumi…

Bersamamu Bonda…

Dia ada dalam setiap hela nafasku, penglihatanku,

pendengaranku serta setiap degupan jantungku…

Bonda…

Bagaikan bermain-main diingatanku…

Sebelum terlahirnya aku di muka bumi….

Penciptaku yang Satu pernah mengkhabarkan padaku…

aku akan ditempatkan di bumi,

tempat yang asing sekali buatku…

Bonda…

Ketahuilah…aku takut dengan perkhabaran itu…

Tetapi Dia…

Penciptaku yang Agung…mengkhabarkan…

aku tidak akan bersendirian di bumi…

Kerana…

Dia telah mengutuskan seorang malaikat untukku…

Bonda…

Tahukah dikau siapakah malaikat itu…?

Malaikat yang baik itu adalah orang yang

kuletakkan di relung jiwaku…

Malaikat itulah yang telah melahirkan aku kemuka bumi ini…

Malaikat itulah yang telah mengingatkan aku

pada Penciptaku yang Maha Penyayang…

Malaikat itulah yang mendidikku tanpa jemu…

Malaikat itulah yang telah banyak bersusah payah

kerana membesarkan aku…

Malaikat itulah yang tidak pernah meminta bayaran

untuk kebaikannya…

Malaikat itu….

Malaikat itu adalah kamu wahai Bonda yang kucintai…

Bonda…

Kau bertahta dihatiku…

Aku menyintaimu seperti aku menyintai syurga

Pencipta kita yang Satu…