Tuesday, July 19, 2011

A Teenager in the House

Masya Allah, Haziq has turned 13 last week. As thirteen is the fist number in the ascending order that has teen in it, I consider this age as the official teenage age.

Ahlan to the youthful phase where energy is at abundance, hormone is running wild, opposite gender is confusing yet interesting.

I greeted him in the morning, with him already at the computer table and trust me is not work he was doing. Anyway I greeted him in the morning and started conversing with him. His two siblings sprawling on haziq's bed still in their pyjamas.

We talked about a few important things

The Prophet said:
There are seven whom Allah ill shade in His Shade on the Day when there is no shade except His Shade: a just ruler; a youth who grew up in the worship of Allah, the Mighty and Majestic; a man whose heart is attached to the mosques; two men who love each other for Allah's sake, meeting for that and parting upon that; a man who is called by a woman of beauty and position [for illegal intercourse], but be says: 'I fear Allah', a man who gives in charity and hides it, such that his left hand does not know what his right hand gives in charity; and a man who remembered Allah in private and so his eyes shed tears.'

Narrated by Abu Hurairah & collected in Sahih al-Bukhari

Sayiddina Ali's courage even at young age willing to sacrifice himself replacing the Prophet sallahu alaihi wasalam knowing that it could be his death instead.

Remember the story of the young apperentice in the story of the People of the Ditch? The apprentice was a youth who holds on to his eemaan to his death.

Remember the story of the sleepers of the cave? The youths who refused to worship other than Allah, being the stranger in their own community. Threathed by death, they fleed away only to be saved by Allah. They then became a sign of Allah's power to mankind.

Have you forgotten about Mus'ab bin Umair? The handsome young man, the son of rich family, who when the truth settles in his heart, became one of those who strive hard in the deen. He was the one who guide the Ansars and spread Islam in Madinah before Prophet Muhamamd sallalhu alaihi wasalam made hijrah.

Countless examples of youth, some short life and some live into strong men, has Allah strong in their heart. Nothing shakes their heart, Insya Allah. Their eemaan strong and intact. Their energy channeled in the correct path.

May you strive to be among the leaders of the muttaquun.

2 comments:

Anonymous said...

Selamat Hari Jadi yang ke 13 Haziq,semoga menjadi maanusia yang berguna di muka bumi Allah hendaknya ,semoga panjang umur,sihat tubuh badan dan akal fikiran cucu atok

Umm Ummar said...

He's one lucky young man, i'm sure. :)
Thanks Ibu for tis piece of thought, i enjoy reading it too :))