Friday, May 30, 2008

Alhamdulillah, I am a Muslim

Last Friday, we went to masjid by walking. It took almost 30 minutes.
Alhamdullillah, the weather was good.

The khutbah was about to do good deed and don't talking about other people or backbiting. The khutbah was in Arabic. There's always translation in English.

After praying the Jumuah, one of the sister who was not Muslim wanted to become a Muslim. Alhamdulillah, she wanted to be Muslim.

The Sheikh started talking about
The Five Pillar of Islam to introduce Islam to the new Muslim.

Does she know that "La ilaha illa Allah, Muhammadur rasoolu Allah." This saying means "There is no god but Allah, and Muhammad is the Messenger Allah."
Does she believe all the prophets before Prophet Muhammad Sallahu alaihi wasalam?
Does she know that we are Muslim have to do salah five times a day?
Does she practice the salah, yet?
Does she know that we are Muslim have to fasting in Ramadhan for the whole month from begining of the day until the end of the day?
Does she know that we are Muslim have to give the Zakah?
Does she know that we have to go to Hajj in Macca?

After all of those questions, Sheikh made sure that she has to learn about how to do salah soon.
He also said that she already helped herself to get away from the hell fire. She has to do more good deeds (such as sholat five times a day) to go to Jannah.
This saying reminded to all of us that we have to do more good deeds, too.
I think it is not easy to convert to Islam, if there is no hidayah (guidance) from Allah.

May Allah bless us to do more good deeds in this life. Ameen.

On the way home, I talked to my kids that "Every normal activity that we do in our everyday life can be turned into ibadah and we will be rewarded for doing it with good intentions", such as walking to masjid is ibadah, smiling to others is ibadah, helping other is ibadah, etc..

Alhamdulillah, we are Muslim. As Muslim, we have to do all the five pillars of islam and the six Beliefs of Iman and also have good manners to others.
Let's teach our kids about all of these above.

Rabbana aatina fid dunniyya hasanatan wa fil akhirati hasanatan wa qina 'adhaban nar
O Allah! Grant us good in this world and good in the hereafter, and save us from the punishment of the Fire.
Ameen. Ameen. Ameen.

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