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Saturday, May 27, 2017

Intention

"Actions are according to intentions, and everyone will get what was intended. Whoever migrates with an intention for Allah and His messenger, the migration will be for the sake of Allah and his Messenger. And whoever migrates for worldly gain or to marry a woman, then his migration will be for the sake of whatever he migrated for." 
Related by Bukhari & Muslim

I begin my post with this hadith because this is the fundamental knowledge in Islamic culture. Alhamdulillah, today is our first ramadhan. I am grateful because I am still be given a chance to have this opportunity being in this holy month of ramadhan. Because it is our first day, why not I start my #ramadhanpost with something really basic yet important. InsyaAllah.

First time I knew about this hadith, I was startled because this hadith was like a sandwich. Everything was wrapping nicely inside it, fluffy bread, juicy meat, fresh veggie and homemade ketchup are wrapped amazingly and when you look at it, your mouth waters.

Fuh!
(forgive me for describing about food at this moment)

Okey, back to the hadith. Rasulullah saw said every action is according to its intention and everyone will get what was intended. If you wish to do a good deed, insyaAllah Allah will ease you to do that deed. If you wish to be a better person, insyaAllah Allah will help you to walk through the journey of being someone better. If you wish to know Allah closer, insyaAllah Allah will expose Himself to you so that you know Him better. If you wish to get any achievement in your live, insyaAllah Allah will drive yourself to obtain what you want.

BUT,
it has three type of situations

1) Allah will give directly whatever you want
2)Allah will hold your wish for some time and grant it at the right moment
3)Allah will replace something better than what you've wished for

and all three situations are benefit to human because only Allah knows the best for every single of His slave.

Furthermore, at the very last verse. There are two condition of examples been listed. One, the person who migrates because of Allah. The other one, the person who migrates because of woman (dunya matters). Even though this two person have different intention, but they will get what they have wanted.

I ponder why this hadith gives such example, why the arrangement of hadith like that. Then, I understand one thing. Allah is the most justice and mercy. He never forbids us to have intention for worldly matter as well as akhirah matters. And the reason this hadith begin with example for a person who migrates because of Allah, Allah actually wants to emphasize if you come to Allah and follow the step from rasulullah, Allah will grant you for both matters; worldly and akhirah.


Logically, worldly matters is something isn't permanent. So, it's just short term goal. But, meeting Allah and Rasulullah is a permanent goal. Being in paradise is long last goal. If you aim akhirah, you will get both dunya and akhirah. But if you aim world matter, you won't never reach akhirah.

Simple equation.

So, starting from today, let's aim something BIG because our journey is not end in this dunya. We have one big mission to be accomplished, it is gather with our Lord, Rasulullah and our family in jannah.

And,the big aim, start with little thing which is, intention.

You will get what was intended

Love,
AH

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