In The Name of Allah The Most Merciful and Most Gracious
As Salamu Alaykum w.b.t.
Sisters and brothers in Islam,
Alhamdulillah.. We are still in the midst of the month of Ramadhan Al Mubarak. Wish you a blessing Ramadhan Kareem. As we know Muslims is fighting this month to get rewards as much as possible from Allah s.w.t. What does Ramadhan teach us? For me, Ramdhan taught me to be more grateful to the Creator. Be thankful of what He has gave to me. Be patient. Be discipline. To think about the poor and needy.
However, in the middle of busy collectiong rewards on this month, please bear in mind to avoid BACKBITING which is to talk about others people behind their backs.The Qur'an compares backbiting to eating the flesh of your friend, which shows how hated this action is in Islam. The Prophet Mohammad (pbuh) taught us that mentioning anything negative about a person when they are not present is backbiting. One of his followers asked: "What if this negative thing is really true about this person?" The Prophet (pbuh) replied by saying that even if it is true, this is considered backbiting. But if it is false, it is even worse than backbiting because it is also a lie.
"O you who believe! Avoid much suspicions, indeed some suspicions are sins. And spy not, neither backbite one another. Would one of you like to eat the flesh of his dead brother? You would hate it (so hate backbiting) . And fear Allah. Verily, Allah is the One Who accepts repentance, Most Merciful".
"Hai orang-orang yang beriman, jauhilah kebanyakan dari prasangka, sesungguhnya sebagian prasangka itu adalah dosa dan janganlah kamu mencari-cari kesalahan orang lain dan janganlah sebahagian kamu menggunjing sebahagian yang lain. Sukakah salah seorang di antara kamu memakan daging saudaranya yang sudah mati? Maka tentulah kamu merasa jijik kepadanya. Dan bertakwalah kepada Allah. Sesungguhnya Allah Maha Penerima taubat lagi Maha Penyayang".
Al Hujuraat verse 12.
Hope we can learn a lesson from this 'ayat'. Don't waste all of our rewards we got just because of our nafs'.