January 10th, 2019

Khutbah Jumaat : “Remaja Dan Cabaran Masa Kini?”

Petikan Khutbah Jumaat 11 Jan 2019M /05 Jamadilawal 1440H: JAIS

“Remaja Dan Cabaran Masa Kini?”.

Remaja merupakan asset dan tonggak sesebuah Negara. Oleh itu, pada usia inilah kita berperanan untuk mendekati remaja dan sentiasa mendampingi mereka dengan menunjukkan akhlak yang baik serta membina aqidah mereka sepertimana firman Allah SWT jais.jpgdalam surah Luqman ayat 13;“Dan (ingatlah) ketika Luqman berkata kepada anaknya, semasa ia memberi nasihat kepadanya: “Wahai anak kesayanganku, janganlah engkau mempersekutukan Allah (dengan sesuatu yang lain), sesungguhnya perbuatan syirik itu adalah satu kezaliman yang besar.”

Sultan Muhammad al-Fateh yang telah berjaya membuka kota Kostantinopel ketika baginda berusia 19 tahun. Baginda telah dididik sejak kecil oleh ayahnya untuk merealisasikan sabda Rasulullah SAW daripada sebuah hadis yang diriwayatkan oleh Bishrun al-Khath’ami ( سٌ ْ ِش ب ِمي َ ع ْ ث َ خ ْ ل َ ا (Radhiallahu Anhu: “Akan dibuka Kota Kostantinopel, pemimpin yang menaklukinya adalah sebaik-baik pemimpin dan tenteranya adalah sebaik-baik tentera”. (Riwayat Ahmad).

Kejayaan Sultan Muhammad Al-Fateh ini adalah disebabkan kuatnya hubungan baginda dengan Allah SWT. Baginda adalah seorang yang sangat warak, tidak pernah meninggalkan solat fardhu berjamaah, sentiasa solat sunat tahajjud dan rawatib sejak baligh hingga kewafatannya.

Perlu diingat bahawa remaja kita pada hari ini wajib dididik dan diberi latihan yang sempurna dengan akidah yang mantap, ibadah yang sahih dan akhlak yang unggul. Semaikanlah dalam jiwa remaja kita agar cintakan masjid dan sentiasa menghidupkan malam dengan beribadah seperti solat dan membaca al-Quran.

Perlu diingat bahawa remaja kita pada hari ini wajib dididik dan diberi latihan yang sempurna dengan akidah yang mantap, ibadah yang sahih dan akhlak yang unggul. Semaikanlah dalam jiwa remaja kita agar cintakan masjid dan sentiasa menghidupkan malam dengan beribadah seperti solat dan membaca al-Quran. “Dan pemuda yang membesar dalam beribadah kepada Tuhannya dan lelaki yang hatinya sentiasa terpaut dengan masjid”. (Riwayat al-Bukhari).

Bagi membina dan membentuk golongan remaja Islam yang unggul, berikut adalah beberapa panduan yang perlu dititikberatkan dan diikuti oleh kita semua. Antaranya:

1. Menanam akidah Ahli Sunnah wal-Jamaah

Islam sangat mementingkan akidah umatnya sentiasa jelas dan kukuh semenjak kanak-kanak lagi. Akidah yang diterima ialah akidah Ahli Sunnah wal-jamaah, mereka wajib dididik dengan pegangan dan keyakinan akidah Ahli Sunnah wal-Jamaah agar dapat menghindar segala fahaman akidah yang menyeleweng dan sesat.

2. Menuntut Ilmu Agama

Ilmu yang wajib dicari selain dari aqidah ialah ilmu syariah dan akhlak serta diamalkan agar menjadi remaja yang kukuh keilmuannya. Ini kerana golongan remajalah yang bakal menjadi pertahanan agama dan negara pada masa hadapan dan menjadi tembok yang kukuh dalam membela Islam.

3. Berakhlak Mulia

Islam sangat menuntut umatnya terutama terhadap generasi muda supaya sentiasa berakhlak dengan akhlak yang mulia seperti menghormati ibubapa, guru-guru, jiran tetangga dan orang-orang yang lebih tua dan sebagainya.

4. Mencari Contoh Tauladan Terbaik

Golongan remaja hendaklah menjadikan Rasulullah SAW, para sahabat baginda, para ulama dan pejuang Islam sebagai contoh ikutan dan tauladan hidup sepanjang zaman. Dengan demikian sahaja mereka akan mencapai matlamat kehidupan yang telah ditetapkan oleh Allah.

5. Hindari Perbuatan Terlarang

Remaja hendaklah mengawal nafsu jahat dan kehendak yang cenderung kepada perbuatan keji dan mungkar seperti mencuri, melakukan zina, rogol, amalan LGBT, minum arak, penyalah gunaan dadah dan lain-lain kemungkaran.

6. Memilih Teman Yang Baik

Setiap remaja hendaklah mencari kawan yang baik dan boleh membawa kepada kebaikan. Oleh sebab itulah, Islam menganjurkan kita mencari teman-teman yang baik.

Hadis daripada Abu Hurairah Radhiallahu Anhu bahawa Rasulullah SAW bersabda: “Seseorang itu mengikut agama kawan rapatnya, oleh itu hendaklah setiap seorang itu melihat siapa kawan rapatnya.” (Riwayat al-Hakim).

7. Bijak Memanfaatkan Peluang Yang Ada Terutamanya Usia Muda

Walaupun masa muda masih belum disibukkan dengan banyak komitmen atau tanggungjawab lain, itu tidak bermakna masa remaja boleh dihabiskan dengan hiburan, berfoya-foya begitu sahaja. Padahal masa muda inilah yang seharusnya dijadikan pelaburan pada masa hadapan.

Hadis daripada Ibnu Abbas Radhiaallahu Anhuma bahawa Rasulullah SAW bersabda yang bermaksud: “Pergunakanlah peluang yang lima sebelum datangnya lima perkara; Masa mudamu sebelum datang masa tuamu, masa sihatmu sebelum datang masa sakitmu, masa kayamu sebelum datang masa miskinmu, masa kosongmu sebelum datang masa sibukmu dan masa hidupmu sebelum datang masa kematianmu.” (Riwayat al-Hakim).

Mengakhiri khutbah pada hari ini, marilah kita sama-sama menghayati intipati daripada khutbah yang dibacakan seperti berikut:

1. Umat Islam hendaklah meyakini bahawa umur remaja akan dihisab secara khusus oleh Allah SWT di akhirat nanti.

2. Umat Islam hendaklah kembali kepada ajaran agama dengan menunjukkan akhlak yang mulia.

3. Masyarakat Islam hendaklah sentiasa prihatin terhadap pendidikan dan pembentukan akhlak remaja yang merupakan aset yang paling berharga kepada ummah.

“Dan (ingatlah) ketika Luqman berkata kepada anaknya, semasa ia memberi nasihat kepadanya: “Wahai anak kesayanganku, janganlah engkau mempersekutukan Allah (dengan sesuatu yang lain), sesungguhnya perbuatan syirik itu adalah satu kezaliman yang besar.” (Surah Luqman : 13).

Friday Sermon Text Preserve Life, Treasure The Soul

Friday Sermon Text 11 January 2019AD / 5 Jamadilawal 1440H JAWI

Preserve Life, Treasure The Soul

Islam is a special religion with an honourable goal. Allah SWT, with His infinite wisdom together with all His mercy, has taught mankind the importance of preserving life. In Islam, every individual is obliged to safeguard each other from threats and dangers. jawi_logo.jpgIslam strictly prohibits acts that can jeopardize the safety of our own lives and the lives of others.

Allah SWT has asserted this through Surah al-An'am, verse 151: “Say, "Come, I will recite what your Lord has prohibited to you. [He commands] that you not associate anything with Him, and to parents, good treatment, and do not kill your children out of poverty; We will provide for you and them. And do not approach immoralities - what is apparent of them and what is concealed. And do not kill the soul which Allah has forbidden [to be killed] except by [legal] right. This has He instructed you that you may use reason."

Islam as a religion of rahmatan lil alamin, or mercy to all creations, has always called for peace and prosperity. It never promotes violations, invasions and violence. In this case, Islam assesses the life of every human being as being the same.

There is no difference between a king or his people, nobility or commoners, bumiputera or non-bumiputera, rich or poor and so forth.

Therefore, Islam prohibits criminal acts such as killing, injuring, unjustifiable lashing and so forth which relates to the invasion of life. In addition, Islam also forbids its believers from deliberately initiating arguments, fights, disputes and wars, which would lead to bloodshed. If there are still options available with regards to tolerance and peace, that option should be preferred over others

The culture of spreading provocation among the public, raising the atmosphere of racism, raising religious sentiments, and playing up sensitive issues primarily through social media, is something that needs to be taken seriously.

Indeed, a leader and the head of the family must take care of the security, safety and life of his people. Each leader will be accountable for his leadership. So is every one of us as a leader; each of us cannot avoid this responsibility.

In the Hereafter, nothing will evade the judgment of Allah SWT. Imam al-Bukhari and Muslim RH recorded a hadith narrated by Abdullah bin Mas'ud RA, in which Rasulullah SAW was reported to have said: "The first thing to be judged on the Day of Judgment with regards to relationships between human beings will pertain to bloodshed.”

In Islam, ‘preserving life’ is considered from a very wide context. It deals with the health and safety of every individual. Health problems arising from unhealthy diets, beverages, medicines, and lifestyle also threatens life. Additionally, security threats to the individual may also be due to the treachery or weakness of other parties, as well as stemming from self-negligence, whether intentional or not.

Among the dangers to individual health and life as well as to others is smoking, especially smoking in public places, notably at eateries and food establishments.

The act of smoking in public is essentially a symbol of selfishness and ignores the health, comfort and lives of the people around us. Be aware that such act is not just an offence and a violation of the law, but it is also an act that will destroy one’s self and the society.

Furthermore, it also leads to wastefulness, which is against the syariah aim of preserving property.

In order to maintain safety, health and life, the khatib wishes to outline some of the recommendations and actions that we can take. The first thing we need to pay attention to is our own inner thoughts and attitudes with regards to respecting the rights and the souls of others.

Efforts in establishing relationships and strengthening the brotherhood with neighbours and the surrounding communities should be cultivated so that affection grows in society.

In addition, as a caring and responsible citizen, we must unite in enhancing local security enforcements, such as strengthening the Rukun Tetangga, or Neighbourhood Watch, the Auxiliary Police Force, security volunteers and others, including having a close relationship with the security forces.

Looking at it from a different aspect, every Muslim individual should adopt a healthy lifestyle, such as observing a balanced diet, engaging in sports, not smoking, staying away from drugs, avoiding hooliganism, refraining from lepak culture, from addiction to gadgets, and so on.

At the same time, we eliminate acts of persecution, misappropriation, degrading the honour of others, bullying, extortion and so on.

Hopefully, in the future, our society and our country will be known around the world as an ideal society in fulfilling the Maqasid Syariah, especially in the aspect of preserving life.

To end the sermon today, here are the conclusions that we can, together, take as guidance and reminders:

First : Life and soul are the most precious gifts from Allah SWT.

Second : Islam strongly prohibits its believers from committing acts that may destroy the lives of themselves, or of others.

Third : All parties are responsible for the protection and safeguarding of themselves, and of others, in the quest for happiness in this world and in the Hereafter.

Allah SWT declared in Surah al-Nisa, verse 93: “But whoever kills a believer intentionally - his recompense is Hell, wherein he will abide eternally, and Allah has become angry with him and has cursed him and has prepared for him a great punishment.”