Tuesday, February 15, 2011


Assalamualaikum warahmatullahi wabarakatuh...

Dear brothers and sisters in Islam,

How was your iman today? Hopefully, it is in a good condition.
Unconsciously, we had undergone four weeks of this semester. Expectantly, we have giving a good move for these four weeks in order to face the remaining weeks of this semester. InsyaAllahu Ta’ala.

This moment, I am glad to have the opportunity here to share with all of you friends about a value that we should make it as a start of our life every day. This kind of action is easy but most of the people feel like this is the hardest attitude to comply with.

So, how do you think it then? What attitude that I am talking about?

Okay, for the clue, here I give you one verse which is related to this puzzle.

"And when you are greeted with a greeting, greet in return with what is better than it or (at least) return it equally." 
(Qur'an, An-Nisa 4:86)

So, how? 

Yes, exactly, what I am intentionally wanted to share with all of you here is about the attitude of giving salaam among the Muslim. Everybody knows how to give salaam and such greeting goes “Assalamualaikum warahmatullahi wabarakatuh”. It is just a simple word that you can spread it if you meet you friends or any people you see around you. As what I am stated above, some people somehow hard to give salaam among the people around them. As our Prophet Muhammad (PBUH) said in one of the Hadith narrated by Muslim:

"You will not enter paradise until you believe, and you will not believe until you love one another: 'spread salaam' (the greeting of peace) among you." (Muslim)

This hadith shows us how was salaam is important among us as Muslim. In fact, this show us Allah is the Most Gracious, He can easily give us a rewards only by giving salaam but, remember by having a good intention(niyyah). 

Furthermore, initiating salaams is considered 'Sunnah' or optional, returning the salaams after it is offered is considered 'wajib' or obligatory, based on the first Qur'anic ayah mentioned
So, from now on, we should start giving salaam among us, regardless of having friend relationship or knowing that people or not. This is one hadith that we should understand it well,

In one Hadith a man asked the Prophet about which aspect of Islam was best. The Prophet replied: 
"Feeding the hungry and saying salaam to those you know and those you don't know." (Bukhari and Muslim)

Fake it till you make it, do it until it become your habit.

Hark back the time of Prophet Muhammad and his companions, they always compete with each other who is giving salaam first.
The Prophet said: 
"The best of the two persons is the one who begins with salaam." (Related by Nawawi in his book Al-Adkar) 

Then another hadith says:
"The Prophet was asked: 'O Messenger of Allah ! When two persons meet with each other, who should take the lead in greeting the other? He answered: 'The one who is closest to Allah." (Tirmithi) 

Remember friends, the Prophet said: 
"The person closest to Allah is the one who precedes others in greeting." (Abu Dawud)

Lastly, thanks to all of you for lending us some time to read or even have a glace to this writing. Have a nice try and let’s together compete to collect rewards of our good deeds.

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