Thursday, October 8, 2009

...Why Tazkirah??...

Snapshot from Mukhayyam spring

An experience based on Saifullah Al-Faruk’s Battalion. =)

[Jundullah Battalion saya tak tau ye =) ]

Bush walking for approximately 2 hours and along the way, we did a lot of activities as well as finishing the tasks on few checkpoints

- Answering questions

- Admiring Allah's creations

- Sharing stories of our sahabiah

- Going through unexpected ‘tribulation’ which was a tree bigger than our pemeluk tumbang

- Walking ‘under’ the waterfall and had refreshing splashes of the water

- Our ithar (melebihkan kawan) got tested =)

- Taking pictures

- Sharing own personal stories with ahlul group

- ‘Taaruf’ing

We went through everything perfectly and also nearly exhausted when it came to few last metres. Well I guess after the place where the tree collapsed, everyone’s face showed the tiredness, but still glad to see that we could laugh and share stories while walking, ascending to the top (itu pun after habiskan seplastik roti jem. Hehe).

Until we stopped at the last check point (finally!!). and we couldn’t wait to know what was the last task (s) that we had to complete. We got the tasks in the pink envelope. Well, it was special one. Previously, the task sheets were in white envelope. =)

Weirdly, as the tasks were, we were asked to do take pictures of everyone in the group individually and as a group (yeah, let’s do it, we gotta have something to reminisce this moment smile sheepishly) a dikir barat performance (weird but maybe to entertain ourselves after tiring ourselves walking for 4 km) a Hari Raya Haji dedication (well, this one was quite nonsense and fishy, but hey, it’s just another few months ahead, let’s do it).

Basically everyone enjoyed doing those tasks including me who had to be the Tok Jogho of the group, the lyric writer too as well as being the trainer to train another non- kelantanese Saifullah Al-Faruk. But really we had so much fun!! They (I mean, my non- kelantanese Saifullah Al-Faruk) were so cute and determined to sing the song in Kelantan dialect even though some of them were laughing their heart out. Thumbs up to them, you guys can be good kelantanese speakers. Believe me!! (especially Sarah). Hehe.

After doing all of the tasks in just 15 minutes, we headed back to our camp base and settled down. Then, we had the ‘real’ war against Jundullah Battalion.

Enough of telling story.


“Ikut arahan hanya dari sampul yang bewarna putih ye?” well, that was the exact command from the camp commander before we started our bush walking activity. =)

Hehe. What to say? What’s with the pink envelope? What’s with all the tasks that we had completed?

It was just a trap to make sure whether we either listened carefully to the command or forgot them at all.

Some replied back,

“saya dengar tapi saya lupa”

“patut la rasa macam pelik je”

“saya pun rasa pelik kenapa last skali pink, tapi takpe mungkin yang last adalah special”

“patutla jahiliyah semacam je tasks dia”

And many more feedback that we got during the discussion and reflection session.

But what struck me was the opinion from F who said,

“saya rasa sebab perjalanan yang lama dan penat. Sepanjang jalan banyak yang kita buat, halangan kita lalui, sampai buatkan kita lupa arahan yang awal2 tadi”

I absoulutely, totally agree with that. I believe others shared the same thought too.

It’s because the journey took a long time, activities required the thinking and physical contact, sahabiah story to be told, made everyone forget about this very vital command.


Same goes to this life.

Along the way when we are too busy with our work, our study, our problem, our family and friends, we tend to forget other bigger things that also need equal attention or may be more attention from us. For example this simple question, what is our purpose of life?

Most of the time, people get so much indulged into their own world that they forget Allah created them to be the abid and khalifah, that we just have to please Allah not others.

We just think of this worldly pleasure, the money, a scroll of degree @ master @ phd whatsoever or just being exhausted after a hectic life....

that the hereafter sake was neglected.


So, how? What if we always forget? We are “An-Nas” in which one of the characteristics is forgetful?

Did Allah ever leave us without guidance?

Well, Allah created everything having its own couple. Day and night. Small and big. Love and hatred. Heaven and hell....

Forgetfulness and REMINDER.

We shall make you to recite (the Quran), so you (Muhammad) shall not forget (it), Except what Allah, may will, He knows what is apparent and what is hidden. nd We shall make easy for you (Muhammad) the easy way (i.e. the doing of righteous deeds). Therefore remind (men) in case the reminder profits (them). The reminder will be received by him who fears (Allah), But it will be avoided by the wretched

(Al-A’la 89: 6-11)

Indeed, human being a.k.a we need the constant reminders so that we are always on the right path. So people, tazkirah is just not for the usrah people or for the “orang baik2” only, it’s for all (most needed to orang2 yang tak berapa baik like me)

Okay, enough said. enough rambling.

P/S: this rambling is one way to give myself tazkirah after ‘crowding’ my brain with The Hungry Bunyip story world =) hopefully will benefit others too

Saifullah Al-Faruk



kakboo said...

mengintai korang 'membesar' dr jauh...

izyanhamizah said...

hah? ade stalker rupenye.


Nafisah said...

[kakboo~ rindu kak achik...]

tringat kembar tiga. sorg jatuh sume jatuh....

alhamdulillah. spring yg terisi :)

izyanhamizah said...

hehe. best kan naf! first experience ever. kne ikat kaki dgn tiga orang.

Ya Allah, sesungguhnya aku berlindung kepada-Mu dari kegundahan hati dan kesedihan,
Dan aku berlindung kepada-Mu dari sifat lemah dan malas,
Dan aku berlindung kepada-Mu dari sifat penakut dan bakhil,
Dan aku berlindung kepada-Mu dari lilitan hutang dan tekanan orang.

::kind readers::