Reunited Again

Family January 11th, 2011

The Sabron Family
One big family reunion – the Sabron family.

We had another round of family reunion last Sunday night. Matter of factly, it wasn’t for family reunion per se. Since Achik Seri will be going back to Australia  to resume her PhD, a religious congregational prayer (or its well known term, doa selamat) was held for her safe academic venture abroad.

Again, Ustaz Subhan was invited to re-enlighten us on the sacred duties of a Muslim amongst other religious topics. He has somewhat become a de facto Imam in the family.

I’m unable to recall everything that he has mentioned during the tazkirah, but I do remember that there are three factors that bring a man to receive divine guidance (hidaayah). They are:
  1. Obedience (الإطاعة) to all rulings and commandments from Allah (subhaanahu wa ta’ala).
  2. Repentance (التوبة) for all wrongdoings.
  3. Strive/Struggle (المجاهدة) for the cause of  Allah (subhaanahu wa ta’ala). Allah has mentioned in the Qur’an:

    Surah Al-'Ankabut (Ayah 69)

    And those who strive in Our (cause), – We will certainly guide them to Our Paths: For verily Allah is with those who do right. (26:29)

May this little piece of advice bring good to all of us.

To Achik Seri, we pray for your successful pursuit in your PhD. May all that you learn be beneficial to you and the ummah. Amin.

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