Sunday, 7 November 2010

10 Most Wanted!


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A great and successful commander always knows his enemies weakness and strength before he engaged in a battle with them. Now as a Muslim to be able to know and identify our enemies will be of an advantage to us to better fight and overcome them. This is a challenging mission and lets us track our 10 most wanted enemies. Here is the list:-

1. Enemy Number One - Syaitan Laknatullah:

In al-Qur'an, Allah Swt has mentioned numerous time that syaitan is our true and real enemy. Even our fore-father Nabi Adam a.s. was not spared by syaitan's wicked and cunning ways. Please bear in mind that syaitan is working round the clock, all year round irregardless of seasons, day or night and is most experienced having lived for decades. All
Muslims must fight this enemy and be wary of its dubious ploy. Syaitan is with each and every one of us..it is up to us to destroy its influence by being loyal and obedient only to Allah Swt.....Only Allah Swt is our saviour!

2. Enemy Number Two - Our Nafs:

This is a real tough "guy"...it is difficult to break this nafs as it dwells within us.. When we eat they eat, when we drink they drink but when we are resting they are plotting to destroy
us. Those who succumbs to his own nafs is in a great lost and is most unfortunate. In al-Qur'an, Allah Swt condemns those who follow his/her nafswithout any reservation or thought. Our beloved Rasulullah s.A.w.recommended fasting as one of the ways to curb our
nafs.

3. Enemy Number Three - Our Hearts:

The heart plays the all important role in our well being, be it physically and/or mentally. Our beloved Rasulullah s.A.w. mentioned that there is a piece of meat in our body - if it is good, all will be good but if it is otherwise the rest will suffer and follow suit to destruction. Our heart (intention) is also vital to separate our amal. Is it for Allah Swt or something else. If what we do (our ibadah, etc) is only for Allah Swt then that Muslim is most lucky and fortunate - remember what we vow in our Salat, "inna salati wanusuki wamayaya wa mamati lillahi rabbal'alamin". All beside Allah Swt is immaterial. There are three types of hearts mentioned in al-Qur'an:-

a) The heart that is alive and well:- this belongs to the Muslims who are steadfast in their ibadah.

b) The heart that is sick:- this belongs to the Muslims with a weak Iman..they admitted that Allah SWT is the one and only but their actions are undesirable and against Allah Swt's rules and regulations.

c) The heart that is dead:- this belongs to the non-believers, they know (or sometime just could not be bothered) that Islam is the true religion but they totally rejected Islam.

4. Enemy Number Four - This World (al-Dunya):

Rasulullah s.A.w. regarded this "world" as an old lady which has limited time and is most horrible. By comparing this world with an old lady Rasulullah s.A.w. expected us to "shun" from it and be mindful of what this "dunya" has to offer. Do we want a life of "pleasure" in this temporary and deceitful abode or do we rather forgo this "old lady" and wait for a better lady in waiting at jannah. Rasulullah s.A.w. mentioned that there will be a time when this ummah (us) will love this world too great to the extend that we are afraid of dying, na'uzubillah. We must take what is necessary to sustain our life in order to facilitate our ibadah to Allah Swt (zuhud al-dunya) and please remember Allah Swt can take us back anytime, anywhere without a moment notice!

5. Enemy Number Five - Fellow Humans:

Now this enemy falls into two categories:- the believers and non-believers. The believers are our own brothers and sisters in Islam but unfortunately sometimes the enemy within us is much more dangerous and their "foul play" is much more devastating. Rasulullah s.A.w. mentioned that good and true friends are like those selling perfumes, if we mixed with them the fragrance will linger thus (effecting) making us smelling good too. However, bad
or nasty friends are compared to a blacksmith..we will feel the hotness (heat) and the sparks (fire) if we stand near to them... Now the choice is yours..it is up to us to choose our friends:- to smell nice or be scalded or burnt? Sometimes, we are betrayed and sabotaged by our own Muslim brothers and there are many a time when our jealousy and pride get the better of us and into the way of the success of our Muslims brothers. We feel threaten and envious of their success and happiness and decide once for all to destroy him. Now who is the winner in this game?

The non-believers on other hand will always hate Islam, be it because of their ignorance or just blindly motivated by nafs (unless they are given "taufiq and hidayah" from Allah Swt) they will only be happy if we follow their ways and lifestyles.

6. Enemy Number Six - Your Family:

Our family will be our enemy without we realising it. This is very evident especially if we are the head of the family and responsible for our members of family. We must heed Allah Swt's advice to protect ourselves and our family against the fire (hell). This call from Allah Swt is often ignored by us...sometime to wake our children for Salat fajr we are reluctant we reasoned that they need the rest (sleep) and have to go to school. We are more worried if they will be successful in this world ...but do we ever think about their afterlife? If you really love your family please do them and yourselves this favour to observe Allah Swt commands and prohibitions, insya'allah.

7. Enemy Number Seven - Your 'Ibadah:

You might be wondering how can your "ibadah" be your enemy. This is true when your ibadah is not done properly according to its rules. Allah Swt will throw back your Salat "IN YOUR FACE!" (no..not ESPN style) if you do it hastily without ever considering why you Salat in the first place or without understanding what you are doing or if it is done with the wrong intention. Our ibadah is to keep us closer to Allah Swt..if after this while, you see no improvement in yourselves in terms of your character, behaviour etc..there is a high chance that you are not really concentrating on your ibadah. It is true who are we (human) to judge one's ibadah:- is it acceptable or not by Allah Swt? However please bear in mind Allah Swt has set certain guidelines for us to gauge on how best we have performed in our ibadah..we will not see our fellow sisters who observe the Salat not putting on the "hijab" and we will not hear of any power struggle especially in mosques?

8. Enemy Number Eight - Time:

Time is actually not your enemy if you spend it wisely and only to seek Allah Swt's blessing. In this world time is of an essence..each second goes without you noticing that you are actually wasting time. Now ask this yourselves "What have I done or achieved in this world that will guarantee or defend me in life hereafter".. Most of the time, we complained and lamented that we do not have enough time on our hands..just stop grumbling and start now..insya'allah if you are sincere and work hard towards seeing an improvement Allah Swt will help you..Don't blame "time" as your defence..time is also Allah Swt's creation and servant.. so work with this limited time to gain full-time happiness in heaven.

9. Enemy Number Nine - Ignorant:

In fact, ignorance is one of the greatest enemy. One will be totally lost without proper knowledge especially about Islam. Knowledge is power:- the power to differentiate what is right and wrong. A Muslim who is hardworking in ibadah without the knowledge on what or how an ibadah is to be performed, that ibadah will be rendered null and void. What do you gain from this type of ibadah nothing but tiredness! Rasulullah s.A.w. encouraged Muslims to seek knowledge from cradle (birth) to the grave (death). Only knowledge will make us a better Muslim and again ignorance will get us nowhere be it in this world much more later in life hereafter..

10. Enemy Number Ten - You (Yourself):

"Yes, You! Do not turn around!" We always blame others but do we really take a look at the man in the mirror and put the blame on him. Yes, the above mentioned enemies are true and we must make an effort to avoid (get rid of) them....but if we keep blaming them and we, ourselves do not make the effort to change or improve in that case what is the use of knowing all your enemies and we still keep "inviting" them to us? We must force ourselves to fight these and the first change we have to make is within ourselves....(not just a change of clothes?) but totally from inside-out, when we succeed in this the rest will be easy and nothing...syaitan laknatullah will "wash its hands" on judgement day..we will not be able to turn around or look up and blame them, we will be responsible for our own acts!


Dear brothers and sisters, there is a saying - know your enemy and you will know yourselves. We now know our most deadly enemiesnow it is up to us to face the challenge and fight them. This task will be easy for some and difficult for others but as long as we make the effort, Allah Swt will definitely guide us. I hope and pray for all Muslims to be able to face this 10 MOST WANTED and come out, triumphant. Amin.



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