Wednesday, September 15, 2010

When Heaven Comes to You

Imagine, heaven...coming towards you.

Imagine, such a place...such beauty, comes knocking on your doorstep.

Imagine, that very beautiful feeling, is placed down inside your heart.

When heaven comes to you, what will you do?


You inhale it.
You welcome it.
You embrace it.

Allahu akbar. Allahu akbar. Allahu akbar. Wa lillahil hamd. (Allah the Al-Mighty. Allah the Al-Mighty. Allah the Al-Mighty. And to Allah does all praises go/belong to)

My dear sahabahs (close friends),

What am I talking about? (laughs inwardly)

How could a place, comes to you, you're asking?

I mean, LOGICALLY, it is we who go to a place, not the other way around.

And furthermore, this is not just any place. This is heaven we're talking about, I mean, I'm talking about.

Heaven. Jannah. Syurga. The place promised to those who believe and hang on to that believe. Believing that there is no God but Allah Taala, and Muhammad SAW (peace be upon him) is His true messenger.

Such a beautiful place, described many, many, countless times in Al-Quran al-Kareem, as a place with streams flowing beneath it..not flowing on it like we see on earth, but beneath it..wallahu `alam (only Allah knows) as to the real nature of those descriptions.

So, how could such a place, came to you?

And heaven or jannah (in Arabic) is only for those who truly believe in Allah taala and His messenger. It is not for the average people like me..and you to enter. (But of course we all pray and hope for it. InsyaAllah)

Repeat: it is not for the average people like me., so, how in the world could I bravely say (or write rather) here that heaven came to me?

The Heavenly Feeling

My dear sahabahs,

Undeniably. Unmistakably. That jannah is for the selected few only. is the feeling.. that can come to you.

Yes. It is that heavenly feeling that came to me.

The feeling, that came knocking at my heart, on 3rd Syawal 1431 H.

3rd Syawal 1431 H

What is there on 3rd Syawal 1431 H?

Or rather, what happened on that day, 3 days ago?

What really transpired (transpired??) on that particular day, until ummu hurairah had the nerve to post under the title, "When Heaven Comes to You"?

...sheesh couldn't I be more specific? (instead of beating about the bush here...) (hahaha)


Something happened on that day..
Something special, for a special someone. (Not me, I'm not that special..haha)
Something so special that I feel I must share it here.

And that very special thing was; my friend's wedding day.

Dalila's Happy Hour...err..Moment

Dhal, please allow me to state your name here..(hehe) Besides, a wedding is to be spread out right (disebar-sebarkan) so that everybody can share your happy hour..err moment.

Dalila Mahamud Pauzi. Yep. That's her name. My dear friend's name.

We attended secondary school together. And we 'graduated' from it together.

But um, sad to say, we we're not always together back then. I mean, we're not close friends or anything of the sort. Nope. Not close at all.

But does that matter? The fact that we're not high school buddies, does that matter?

Well, not to me it doesn't.

To me, a friend, will always be a friend. No matter what he/she does, they'll always remain with the name "friends". Not that I like that a friend of mine robs a bank, or kills people or takes drugs..

What I mean to say is, people make mistakes. Hey, to er is human. But if you're really sorry and repent (taubat to Allah) for what you've done, I don't see why I should turn my back on these people.

I heard one story (though I'm not sure this is a story about Prophet Muhammad's companions or just another story) about a man and his friend. The man's friend did something really bad, and considered as a sin. But the man said, "I am not angry at you. I am angry at what you did. If you leave it, then you are my brother (in Islam)."

Ok. Enough sidetracking.

Dhal was still a dear friend to me.

And I could see, we all (my other high school friends who were there) could see, how happy she was.

It was her day. It was her moment. It was her happiness.

And any happiness of a friend of mine, is my happiness too.

Heavenly happy feeling

When heaven comes to you, what will you do?

Scroll back up and read again. (laughs)

Oh Allah Taala,
Only You knew, only You truly knew how I truly felt that day.

Which is not surprising really. (smiles). For it is You who controls my heart (membolak-balikkan hati hamba-hambaNya). It was You who placed that...happy feeling inside my heart.

Oh Allah Taala,

..(exhales)..It is the most, most genuine feeling I have ever felt in my life.

For the first time, I felt true happiness.

And the funny thing is not even mine.

Nope. It was Dhal's day. It was her happiness.

And was the most genuine, genuine I'm telling you, the most genuine happy feeling I have ever felt in my entire life.

I was happy, when she was happy.
Her face showed it, I hope my face showed it too.
Her heart felt it, my heart most definitely felt it too.

And to make the day merrier, Allah Taala reunited us ex-SMSSMJ 06 on that joyous occasion.

I met a lot, and i mean a lot, of my ex-school friends on that day. We were all gathered on Dhal's day, to see her. And because of Dhal (indirectly), we get to see each other again. We get to update on each other status (why does it sound like fb? haha..) , hug, smile, and just...see each other's faces.

My friends...

Oh Allah,
If this is not happiness, then, I don't know what is.

When Heaven Comes to You

When heaven comes to you, what will you do?

No, I'm not going to ask you to scroll back up again. (laughs)

Oh, I think I need to rephrase that question..

When heaven comes to you, what happens to you?

Your heart flutters.
Your if the whole world, the whole universe, even, could fit into it at that moment.
And your eyes...swells, and tears came flowing down your cheeks.

Oh Allah,
verily (sesungguhnya) You have given me such a wonderful gift. A gift beyond measure. A gift beyond compare.

You have given me...heaven/jannah itself.

Verily, You have placed heaven inside my heart on that day.

Verily, my friend's happiness, is my heaven, on earth.

Allahu akbar. Allahu akbar. Allahu akbar. Wa lillahil hamd.

"بارك الله لكما وبارك عليكما وجعل بينكما في خير"

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