“Hmm, takpe dulu kot.” I talked to myself and I went to my room.
After a while she came into my room, look out through my window and a bit ‘mundar-mandir’ I should say. I was on my way to take ablution for maghrib prayer. To think that I have to ask why, I did not wait for any further actions and asked,
“My dear, kenapa ni? Tengok ape?”
“Erm, perasan tak matahari tu dah terbenam exactly at that point?” She answered me and showing her finger through the window.
I was a photophobic person naturally, my eyes cannot be exposed to light more than it could and I cannot open up the curtain if it is a bright day. My eyes are very sensitive to light, thus, when the direct light suddenly get through the window, it makes me wanted to see where is the sun located recently.
And then she told me on her story, the same goes to her (except the photophobic story). When the light exactly goes into her room, she became curious. And I got what she meant. I am thinking of the same thing one month ago and I have asked few friends, but no one replies me and left the question unanswered. It left me to forget about the sun for a while until this friend came and asked. Iforgot maybe because it has became a routine. I will discuss about the ‘routine’ things later.
“So, does it mean kiblat kite berubah?” She asked.
Erk, what I supposed to say. “My dear, I was thinking about the same thing tapi as pun tatau nak kata macam mana.” I’m giving her the true feeling of me. Nak wat camne, jahil jugak. Ilmu di dada tak seberapa.
“Kiblat kita kena tengok matahari terbenam la kan?”
“Supposedly..kiblat sekarang ni pun as guna kompas je.” Saying and looking at her. We both suddenly being in silent mode. Thinking, looking to the sun.
“Jom, nak pi amik wudhu. Pasni kan ada discussion.” Saya mula mengajak tidak mahu berlama-lama lagi.
We get together going out from the room. At the door, I look at her in a glimpse, looking at the other side and said to her, “Dalam Al Quran surah Ali Imran ayat 190, sesungguhnya pada penciptaan langit dan bumi, pada penggantian siang dan malam, ada tanda-tanda kebesaran Allah bagi orang yang berakal.” No further explaination from me hoping she would understand the meaning behind.
After maghrib prayer, I think again over this matter. Not exactly about the kiblat, but relating to the verse 190 of suratul Imran. How much have I looked over and ponder about the ayatullah (signs of Allah) from His creations. Everyday it was just a routine to look at the sunrise and the sunset, the trees and the rains that pouring, nak-nak musim tengkujuh ni and everything. Either it has given me the ‘ibrah to wonder about or it was just a meaningless routines which I follow everyday.
The same goes to the case of wearing hijab. We’re trained to wear hijab since our childhood which then when we grew up, wearing hijab is a routine without we realize we are actually doing the ‘ibadah to Allah. Doing it not assisted with niat, it was useless. Just because of routine. Alangkah ruginya!
Teringat perbincangan bersama teman dan seorang mas’ulah yang dihormati sabtu lepas berkisar tentang permulan awal an naba’ yang banyak menyentuh tentang alam semesta, yang jika diamati ‘alam ini, sepastinya bergetar jiwa-jiwa.
Kata Syed Qutb dalam kitab tafsir beliau, fil zilaal,
“Bangunlah. Lihatlah.Tolehlah. Fikirkanlah. Renungilah…sesungguhnya di sana ada Tuhan. Di sana ada tadbir. Di sana ada takdir. Di sana ada ujian, dan di sana ada beban. Di sana ada perhitungan. Di sana ada ganjaran dan sesungguhnya di sana ada azab yang perit serta nikmat yang besar.”
The monsoon this time, not just affecting kawasan pantai Timur, but also the other region such as Johor and Malacca. As in surah an naba’ itself verse 14-15,
‘Dan kami turunkan dari awan, air hujan yang tercurah dengan hebatnya,untuk Kami tumbuhkan dengan air itu biji-bijian dan tanam-tanaman.’
It shows the rahmah of the rains. But also it could come as a ‘bala’ (cannot find exact word in English). NauzubiLLah.
Pada ‘alam ada maksudnya tersendiri tentang kekuasaan Maha Pencipta buat mereka yang mahu berfikir. I really Allah hope that Allah will always help me in my way of finding Him, searching for the love which I long. And for you too, amen.