Wednesday, 7 December 2011

Introduction: Mahmudah Characteristics

Assalaamu'alaikum wa rahmatullah

 Jordan River Source Pic: Deborah Hannah

We had already learned about Madzmumah characteristics. Why not we learn about Mahmudah characteristics? What does Mahmudah means? Mahmudah is not a kind of cookie anyway. Mahmudah means the praised characteristics which is recommended for a civilized human-being in morality of Shariah Islamiah. These characteristics are also outlined in the book called Arba'een fee Usuluddeen which means the Forty in the Origin of Path.

What are they?  We can also learn some Arabic adjectives from here... lol

Tawbah - Repentance
Khawf - Fear to Him in term of fear to commit sins as the consequence is unpleasant
Zuhud - Modesty
Sabr - Patience
Shukr - Thankful
Ikhlas - Sincerity
Tawakkal - Dependence to Him
Mahabbah - Love to Him which reflects in every acts that we do in our daily affairs
Redha - Pleased with whatever decreed and this is the most difficult thing for us
Dzikr Mawt - Remembering death, this is also an anti-climax where we enjoy our life until we forget that we are immortal who live in a short span of time

Urmm, last time, our companies in Malaysia had also adopted Bushido values but I wonder why not companies, organizations and institutions with Muslim employers and employees adopt these morality values proposed by our own scholars and using Quran and Sunnah as our bench mark for everything? It is in our own country and not somewhere in Europe or in some other countries with majority of non-Muslim population or administrators. I think the Quran and Sunnah should be the main sources in our life if we call ourselves as Muslims. If we don't feel the need for Quran and Sunnah, would we be hypocrites and only calling ourselves with something which is not representing ourselves??? No matter what culture that we hold or what nationality we are, Quran and Sunnah should be the main sources including in moral code and working values.   

It's not that Bushido values or what not are not good but I am just wondering. Are we having inferiority complex or what? Why do we have to go far to others' values while we have these values everyday around us and the sources of these values are waiting for us to be opened up? Why we have to leave Him behind while He is the One who Sustain every creature and the One who Manage the universe? People never take our values nor even acknowledge us our values even if they use them. 

Just finished my final assignment and had already sent it at lecturer's room around 22:11. The assignment is due to Monday the next week but feel like vomiting looking at these policies stuff. I would have more time to focus on my thesis and final examination. I have to bear with these and be patient though feeling like my "soul" being pulled and rejected back into this "cage".    

Sealed with prayers for mercy, peace, and love, amin!

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