Monday, September 17, 2007

The Longing (for Husnul Khatimah)

Alhamdulillah.

This morning whilst driving to work, by the grace of ALlah, I had the opportunity to listen to a talk over the radio by one Ustaz Zahazan Mohammed.

Ustaz Zahazan is a lecturer at the International Islamic University of Malaysia. His morning talks is usually on tafseer of the Al Qur'an. But today, due to un-avoidable circumstances, he couldn't come on air. So the radio station (IKIM) played a recording of his past talk instead.

It was on Husnul Khatimah.

I was overwhelmed (floored, literally).

Ustaz Zahazan said "Husnul khatimah ialah mati atau berakhirnya kehidupan seseorang itu dalam keadaan baik, iaitu beriman, dalam keadaan ingat kepada Allah.

"Lazimnya antara tanda mereka yang mati dalam keadaan Husnul Khatimah ini ialah mereka boleh mengucap dua kalimah syahadah.

"Lawan kepada ini ialah Su’ul khatimah. Ini ialah mati dalam keadaan tidak baik. Umpamanya tidak boleh mengucap, atau dalam keadaan marah kepada Allah, atau berada di dalam pengaruh iblis" (na'uzubillah).

"Mereka yang mencapai Husnul Khatimah adalah terpilih. ALLah akan memberi taufik dan hidayah kepada mereka supaya terdorong untuk berbuat baik dan menjauhi perkara mungkar.

"Lihat saja mereka yang ahli masjid, mereka yang mendekati Quran, atau suka berbuat baik kepada orang lain. Lazimnya, mereka inilah yang dipermudahkan oleh ALlah untuk mati dalam keadaan Husnul Khatimah.

"Sebaliknya mereka yang mati dalam Su'ul Khatimah adalah mereka yang berbuat perkara khurafat dan juga mereka yang mengulang-ulangi perbuatan dosa, walaupun sudah selalu diperingati".

Oh, ALlah. You work in mysterious ways, beyond our comprehension. You give guidance and enlighten whom You please, as and when You please.

Whatever you have in store for me in this worldly life, oh ALlah, please bestow me -- as well as my parents and my family -- Husnul Khatimah.

I seek your mercy. Amiin.


Note: Ustaz Zahazan Mohammed's talk can be followed on Radio IKIM, Monday - Friday at 6.30am-7.00am (repeats at 7.30pm-8.00pm).


6 comments:

sanguine mum said...

hello abang uncle ;)
selamat berpuasa to you and family ya..
thanks for words of encouragement in my blog.. and keep visiting!

Gukita said...

It's a common quote `Allah works in mysterious ways' and I dont like it. I've never heard of any ayat describing the acts of Allah as `Work'. Work is a heavily Creation's connotation (Sifat makhluq) and not to describe The Creator who is `Walam Yakul Lahu Kufuan Ahad - None co-equal or comparable unto Him'.

Azizi Ahmad Termizi: said...

Gukita

Alhamdulillah, thank you for your enlightening comment. May be I should change it to "ALlah acts" instead?

Berisman said...

If we seek to arrive at the good destination, we must look for the right road and do the right thing along the way...

To choose the right route and do the right things,we must be equiped with the right knowledge and guidance from Allah swt all the time.

--The Reader

Azizi Ahmad Termizi: said...

Sdr Adib

How true what you said abt equiping ourselves with the right knowledge. The problem with most of us (read: me) is that we are 'too BUSY' to acquire them...

Count Byron said...

Amin. May we too be in this chosen group.
Thanks for sharing Azizi
CB