Okay, lately I've been having my no mojo mood. Like, one minute I'd have tons of things in my mind to blog about but the moment I open my laptop, zero. After the whole Vivy thing, Asyraf kept telling me that nowadays, I blog more about events happening in my life rather than blogging about what I'm really good at (well, at least that's what he said) - preaching. Well, not the huge kind of preach more like reaching out to our younger generation in a less scary way. You know, like not telling them they are going to go to hell because they don't repent and such. And for that you guys, I'm sorry.
Truth is, before this I used to get motivations on what to write based on the islamic related questions I get on ask.fm but now, all I get are questions like, "what product are you using ?" "when are you going to get married ?" "why are you so lucky ?". As much as I understand your curiosities but the whole reason I made ask.fm was to reach out to people who needed my help. Now, it's the total opposite :(
Buuuuut, good news ! I've a little something to share today hehe.
Recently, I've just had this talk with one of my schoolmates. He was telling me about a couple of tweetfamous people (people who are famous on Twitter) who are known to be extremely pious. He was mentioning about how this girl who wears niqab, whom tweeted a thing that was against what Islam is teaching. So, doing what anyone would've done, he replied with a stand saying he doesn't think it's right. This girl with an enormous amount of followers on Twitter replied by saying he was wrong and so on. Then, a bunch of her followers started like backing her up. See, this is where social networks gets really messed up.
Just because you are known to be pious, doesn't mean you are right all the time. When someone explains to you what you just spread isn't exact according to what we are taught, you should take it as an advice and correct your mistake. In fact, even when I accidentally spread out a wrong message to my followers and when somebody corrects me, I immediately apologize and correct my mistake. Humans make mistakes. We are not known to be infallible like the Prophets before us. I get extremely pissed and annoyed with people who come out as pious and "educated" but cannot accept the fact that they can be wrong sometimes. Just because you cover your face or wear a kopiah around, you are still human and you don't run from making mistakes.
I hope that I get my message out and nobody takes it the wrong way.
"What comes to you of good is from Allah , but what comes to you of evil, [O man], is from yourself. And We have sent you, [O Muhammad], to the people as a messenger, and sufficient is Allah as Witness." (Quran 4:79)
I suppose that all of us (maybe) is pretty updated on the incident that involved one of our Malaysia Airlines flight, MH370. Although there wasn't any direct family members of mine in that particular flight, when I heard the news, my heart just fell. I can't even start to imagine what the family members of the passengers, cabin crews and pilots were feeling.
This shows how little time you actually have with your loved ones. Can you imagine if someone so close to you was taken away by surprise ? That isn't even the worst part. Imagine if you don't even know what happened to him/her. Imagine the pain one has to endure to just keep going every single day. Oh, how much it hurts. Maybe it's really about time the ummah come together and repent.
Ya Allah, if this is your way of showing how much we've sinned and forgotten you, forgive us. So many trials you've already tested us with and we're not even sure if we're able to get through it. Ya Allah, I hope you give the people that's facing more than others the strength to move on and never lose faith. I pray that they will see the best in the worst conditions. I hope that Allah forgives all of us for what we have sinned and forgotten to ask forgiveness for.