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Wednesday, January 27, 2010

399 - Silence will create...

"Silence will create respect and dignity; justice and fairplay will bring more friends; benevolence and charity will enhance prestige and position; courtesy will draw benevolence; service of mankind will secure leadership and good words will overcome powerful enemies."

Mola Ali (a.s) Ibn e Abu Talib (a.s)
Ref: Nahjul Balagha [ Saying # 224]

Tuesday, January 26, 2010

398 - The best deed of a great man is..

"The best deed of a great man is to forgive and forget."

Mola Ali (a.s) Ibn e Abu Talib (a.s)
Ref: Nahjul Balagha [ Saying # 222]

Sunday, January 24, 2010

397 - ...worse companions for the Hereafter.

"Oppression and tyranny are the worse companions for the Hereafter."

Mola Ali (a.s) Ibn e Abu Talib (a.s)
Ref: Nahjul Balagha [ Saying # 221]

Saturday, January 23, 2010

396 - Avarice dulls...

"Avarice dulls the faculties of judgment and wisdom."

Mola Ali (a.s) Ibn e Abu Talib (a.s)
Ref: Nahjul Balagha [ Saying # 219]

Friday, January 22, 2010

395 - a friend envies you then...

"If a friend envies you then he is not a true friend."

Mola Ali (a.s) Ibn e Abu Talib (a.s)
Ref: Nahjul Balagha [ Saying # 218 ]

Thursday, January 21, 2010

394 - ...often bring good qualities to the front

"Adversities often bring good qualities to the front."

Mola Ali (a.s) Ibn e Abu Talib (a.s)
Ref: Nahjul Balagha [ Saying # 217 ]

Wednesday, January 20, 2010

393 - ...often oppresses

"One who comes into power often oppresses."

Mola Ali (a.s) Ibn e Abu Talib (a.s)
Ref: Nahjul Balagha [ Saying # 216 ]

Tuesday, January 19, 2010

392 - ...otherwise you will never be happy

"Bear sorrows and calamities patiently otherwise you will never be happy."

Mola Ali (a.s) Ibn e Abu Talib (a.s)
Ref: Nahjul Balagha [ Saying # 213 ]

Monday, January 18, 2010

391 - One who takes account of his shortcomings will always

"One who takes account of his shortcomings will always gain by it; one who is unmindful of them will always suffer. One who is afraid of the Day of Judgment is safe from the Wrath of Allah. One who takes lessons from the events of life gets vision one who acquires vision becomes wise and one who attains wisdom achieves knowledge."

Mola Ali (a.s) Ibn e Abu Talib (a.s)
Ref: Nahjul Balagha [ Saying # 208 ]

Sunday, January 17, 2010

390 - first fruit of forbearance

"The first fruit of forbearance is that people will sympathize with you and they will go against the man who offended you arrogantly."

Mola Ali (a.s) Ibn e Abu Talib (a.s)
Ref: Nahjul Balagha [ Saying # 206 ]

Saturday, January 16, 2010

389 - not grateful for all that you have done for him

"If you find that somebody is not grateful for all that you have done for him then do not get disappointed because often you will find that someone else feels under your obligation though you have done nothing for him and thus your good deeds will be compensated and Allah will reward you for your goodness."

Mola Ali (a.s) Ibn e Abu Talib (a.s)
Ref: Nahjul Balagha [ Saying # 204 ]

Friday, January 15, 2010

387 - Minds get tired like bodies

"Minds get tired like bodies. When you feel that your; mind is tired then invigorate it with sober advice."

Mola Ali (a.s) Ibn e Abu Talib (a.s)
Ref: Nahjul Balagha [ Saying # 197 ]

Wednesday, January 13, 2010

386 - When I feel angry with a person..

When I feel angry with a person how and when should I satisfy my anger whether at a time when I am not in a position to retaliate and people may advise me to bear patiently or when I have power to punish and I forgive.

Mola Ali (a.s) Ibn e Abu Talib (a.s)
Ref: Nahjul Balagha [ Saying # 194 ]

Tuesday, January 12, 2010

385 - Hearts have the tendency of...

Hearts have the tendency of likes and dislikes and are liable to be energetic and lethargic therefore make them work when they are energetic because if hearts are forced (to do a thing) they will be blinded.

Mola Ali (a.s) Ibn e Abu Talib (a.s)
Ref: Nahjul Balagha [ Saying # 193 ]

Monday, January 11, 2010

384 - if you have collected anything in excess of your actual need...

O son of Adam if you have collected anything in excess of your actual need you will act only as its trustee for someone else to use it.

Mola Ali (a.s) Ibn e Abu Talib (a.s)
Ref: Nahjul Balagha [ Saying # 192 ]

Sunday, January 10, 2010

383 - In this world man is a target of...

"In this world man is a target of death, an easy prey to calamities; here every morsel and every draught is liable to choke one; here one never receives a favour until he loses another instead; here every additional day in one's life is a day reduced from the total span of his existence; when death is the natural outcome of life, how can we expect immortality?"

Mola Ali (a.s) Ibn e Abu Talib (a.s)
Ref: Nahjul Balagha [ Saying # 191 ]

Saturday, January 9, 2010

382 - who cannot benefit by patience will die in grief

"One who cannot benefit by patience will die in grief."

Mola Ali (a.s) Ibn e Abu Talib (a.s)
Ref: Nahjul Balagha [ Saying # 189 ]

Friday, January 8, 2010

381 - who forsakes truth earns eternal damnation

"One who forsakes truth earns eternal damnation."

Mola Ali (a.s) Ibn e Abu Talib (a.s)
Ref: Nahjul Balagha [ Saying # 188 ]

Thursday, January 7, 2010

380 - Death is never very far

"Death is never very far."

Mola Ali (a.s) Ibn e Abu Talib (a.s)
Ref: Nahjul Balagha [ Saying # 187 ]

Wednesday, January 6, 2010

379 - who starts tyranny will repent soon

"One who starts tyranny will repent soon."

Mola Ali (a.s) Ibn e Abu Talib (a.s)
Ref: Nahjul Balagha [ Saying # 186 ]

Tuesday, January 5, 2010

378 - I never lied and..

"I never lied and the things revealed to me were not false I never misled anybody nor was I misled."

Mola Ali (a.s) Ibn e Abu Talib (a.s)
Ref: Nahjul Balagha [ Saying # 185 ]

Monday, January 4, 2010

377 - When truth was revealed..

"When truth was revealed to me I never doubted it."

Mola Ali (a.s) Ibn e Abu Talib (a.s)
Ref: Nahjul Balagha [ Saying # 184 ]

Sunday, January 3, 2010

376 - If two opposite theories are propagated ..

If two opposite theories are propagated one will be wrong.

Ali (a.s) Ibn e Abu Talib (a.s)
Ref: Nahjul Balagha [ Saying # 183 ]

Saturday, January 2, 2010

375 - To keep silent when you can say something wise and useful is..

To keep silent when you can say something wise and useful is as bad as keeping on propagating foolish and unwise thoughts.

Ali (a.s) Ibn e Abu Talib (a.s)
Ref: Nahjul Balagha [ Saying # 182 ]

Friday, January 1, 2010

374 - Deficiency

"Deficiency will result in shame and sorrow but caution and foresight will bring peace and security."

Mola Ali (a.s) Ibn e Abu Talib (a.s)
Ref: Nahjul Balagha [ Saying # 181 ]

Ahlul Bait as (Keluarga Nabi Muhammad saw) Bintang Gemintang

Karakteristik Bintang:

1. Bintang merupakan sarana untuk mendapatkan petunjuk. Dan Dialah yang menjadikan bintang-bintang-bagimu, agar engkau mendapat petunjuk. (QS. al-An`am:97)

2. Bintang merupakan hiasan langit. Sesungguhnya Kami telah menghias langit yang terdekat dengan hiasan, yaitu bintang gemintang. (QS. ash-Shaffat:6)

3. Bintang patuh kepada perintah Allah Swt. Dan bintang-bintang pun tunduk kepada perintah-Nya. (QS. an-Nahl:12)

4. Bintang mempunyai kedudukan istimewa di alam semesta. Maka Aku bersumpah dengan tempat bintang-bintang. Sungguh sumpah ini adalah sumpah yang sangat besar. (QS. al-Waqi`ah:75-76)

5. Bintang menembus kegelapan. Demi langit dan yang datang pada malam hari. Tahukah engkau apakah yang datang pada malam hari itu? (Yaitu) bintang yang cahayanya menembus (kegelapan). (QS. ath-Thariq:1-3)

6. Bintang sebagai alat pengusir setan. Sesungguhnya Kami telah menghias langit yang terdekat dengan hiasan, yaitu bintang-bintang, dan untuk memeliharanya dari setiap setan yang sangat durhaka. (QS. ash-Shaffat:6-7)

7. Setiap ada bintang yang terbenam maka ada bintang lain yang terbit. Imam Ali as berkata, “Perumpamaan keluarga Muhammad sama seperti bintang geminta di langit. Setiap ada bintang yang terbenam maka ada bintang lain yang terbit.”


Penyerupaan Keluarga Muhammad dengan Bintang Gemintang:

1. Sebagaimana bintang memberikan petunjuk kepada orang yang tersesat maka keluarga Nabi Muhammad saw pun memberikan petunjuk kepada masyarakat manusia dan menyelamatkan mereka dari kezaliman, kebodohan, dan kebingungan.

2. Sebagaimana bintang merupakan perhiasan langit maka keluarga Nabi Muhammad saw merupakan perhiasan agama.
Jika sejarah hanya berisi sejarah kehidupan orang-orang jahat dan tidak mencatat sejarah kehidupan keluarga Nabi Muhammad saw, sudah tentu sejarah mempunyai wajah yang buruk. Jika dunia kosong dari para nabi dan kekasih Allah Swt, dan hanya menjadi tempat hidup orang-orang jahat, maka dunia manusia akan mempunyai rupa yang buruk.

3. Sebagaimana bintang-bintang tunduk kepada perintah Allah Swt dan gerakannya berdasarkan keinginan-Nya, demikian pula dengan keluarga Nabi Muhammad saw. Artinya, pikiran, alunan zikir, berdiri dan duduk mereka senantiasa berada dalam poros penghambaan diri kepada Allah Swt.

4. Tiap-tiap bintang mempunyai kedudukan yang khusus. Demikian pula dengan keluarga Nabi Muhammad saw. Masing-masing dari mereka berbuat sesuai dengan tempat dan keadaan masing-masing. Sebagai contoh, Imam Hasan as menghidupkan Islam melalui perdamaian sementara Imam Husain as dengan perang.

5. Bintang-bintang menyibak kegelapan sehingga sirna dengan cahayanya. Demikian pula dengan keluarga Nabi Muhammad saw. Mereka menembus dan menerangi hati-hati manusia yang gelap dengan ilmu dan cahaya.

6. Bintang-bintang adalah alat untuk mengusir setan. Ketika setan hendak menembus kawasan suci wahyu, mereka mendapat serangan batu-batu meteor yang tajam. Demikian pula dengan keluarga Nabi Muhammad saw. Mereka adalah permata dunia Islam. Namun pada saat yang diperlukan mereka bisa menjadi halilintar yang dapat menghancurkan kehidupan orang-orang zalim. Sebagaimana yang telah dilakukan Imam Ali as terhadap Muawiyah dan Imam Husain as terhadap Yazid.

7. Pada saat ada bintang yang terbenam maka ada bintang lain yang terbit. Demikian pula dengan keluarga Nabi Muhammad saw. Pada saat seorang keluarga Nabi Muhammad saw meninggal dunia, ada yang menggantikannya dan meneruskan cita-citanya.