Thursday, September 15, 2011

On Friday Prayer

Picture is courtesy of penacindaipelangi.blogspot.com


I was at Masjid Pakistan, in Chow Kit area, KL, one Friday umpteen years ago.. there was an Ustaz who gave tazkirah in Urdu and a man translating all that was said to Bahasa Malaysia and I still remembered clearly the story that was being translated.

Moses (pbuh), in his tour to propagate Allah's religion, came to a group of people praying, remembering Allah and reading Torah etceteras.

He asked someone in the group “who are you ?”

“Oh..we are people of Moses” came the reply.

“How long have you all been here doing these good deeds in this place”

“We have been here for about seventy years”

Moses was very pleased to know those people has been following his teaching and has been performing good deeds for seventy years.

Then Allah (In His mercy) sent down an angel to tell Moses that there will be an Ummah, they will perform one deed and will be rewarded equivalent to what his people performed in seventy years.

Moses asked the angle who is the Ummah and what is the deed that is so amply rewarded.

On hearing that the Ummah is people (follower)of Muhammad and that one deed is Friday Prayer.. Moses asks the Angle to seek Allah’s permission to allow him to be a follower of Muhammad for 2 Fridays (8 days ?!).

The Angle came back and informed Moses that his wish/request was not granted as he was supposed to lead a group of people himself and Moses will be the first among his people to enter the Paradise…

Allah knows best (Wallahua'lam).


I relate this story to a friend who seldom go for Friday prayer.

His immediate respond was“Oh good !.. Now all I have to do .. is to go to Friday prayer twice.. then I will be receiving a reward equivalent to 140 years …”

The Trengganu phrase “Doh nok wat guane? (what can I/we do ?) ” immediately came to my mind then.


Have a good day.

16 comments:

Oldstock said...

Salam Ayoh Wang,

Had friends like these too. My response to such remarks is equally brief... I tell them, in calculating the plus points, don't forget to include the many minus ones as well...

Cat-from-Sydney said...

Ayoh Wang,
Sungguhlah...doh nok buak guane? Nak shortcut sokmo hoomans ni deh? Ni samalah dengan cerita baca surah al-ikhlas dengan 1/3 Al-Quran, jadi baca 3x kira khatamlah kot. Hok se lagi teruk, 3 kali umrah sama dengan 1x haji.... tak payah nak bersesak macam masa haji... Sekadar berkongsi. purrr....meow!

Coffee Girl said...

Allah knows best (Wallahua'lam).... oh, so that's what it means! thanks for the info. i always hear people say it but i never had the courage to ask. :-)

Dmarie said...

*chuckle* :-D

Al-Manar said...

Ni macam cerita posa hari pertama, posa hari kelima belah. Lepas tu posa hari pengabisan - three days of fasting, like pinning down a snake, press the head, the middle and the tail - all done.

Wan Sharif said...

Wa’alaikumussalam Oldstock,
That was a good response.. I wish I was that clever then ;) You see.. with bosses in those days (early 80’s) we were not supposed to be that clever.. lest we will be branded as “lawan towkeh” ;(.
So saya balas dengan senyuman paling sinis;).

Wan Sharif said...

CfS dearest,
Depa ni lupa ..yang semua itu fadhilat atau kelebihan yang diberi kalau semuanya penuh( ikhlas, kyushuk, tawadduk, bersih, qanaah dll.). Fadhilat di beritahu untuk menggalakkan kita untuk menjadi hambaNya yang soleh atau solehah bukan untuk tujuan shortcut.
Tentang 3 kali umrah tu Ayoh wang dah lupa .. baik juga kita selalu berkongsi.. jadi sekarang fahamlah Ayoh Wang kenapa kenalan2 Ayoh Wang dari Pakistan (bertemu di Tan’im) yang menceritakan mereka buat Umrah tujuh kali dalam sehari..

Wan Sharif said...

Coffee Girl dearest,
Glad to know that you are that open and that you did learn something ;)

Wan Sharif said...

Dmarie dearest,
This story always bring a smile to yours truly as well..

Wan Sharif said...

Kita orang Melayu selalu di ajar dan di latih untuk melakukan puasa dengan baik.. walaupun tentang solat latihan serupa tidak begitu di tekankan ;)
Mungkin pergaulan saya dengan orang orang yang ponteng puasa ni agak berkurang… di tempat kerja ramai orang yang sedemikian menjauhkan diri dari saya.. takut kena leteran saya mungkin ;(
Terus terang saya tak pernah mengalami atau dengar secara khusus cerita puasa tiga hari yang abang Hassan nukilkan.
You are quite an experience guy with the snake.. my experience with the snake..terpijak harmless snake without realizing it in Hutan Belum.. my friend noticed it and told me that “I was as sensitive as a Dinosaur .. then recountered it to me that the Dinosaur are now extinct because they are that sensitive.. mua ha ha..

Aishah said...

Assalamualaikum Wan Sharif, Nabi Allah Musa yang dah tolong short cut untuk kita dari 50 kali sembahyang sehari.

MULAN said...

astaghfirullah... moga kita semua dikuatkan iman hingga ke akhir hayat..

ada jugak yg rajin solat terawih tapi solat wajib tidak..

School Of Tots said...

Ramai jugak manusia yang menganut Mazhab solat jumaat, solat lain tak payah. Ada yang lagi teruk mazhab solat raya, solat lain kirim salam.

Manusia percaya ada bakaran api neraka, tapi tak yakin barangkali. Sehinggalah dihumban ke dalamnya. Nau'zubillah.

Wan Sharif said...

Aishah Dearest,
You are right and this is also quoted in hadith ‘1 good deed is rewarded 10 times and more (in Al Quran – up to 700 times)’.
There are many fadhilat (shortcut if you like) for example on my earlier post on I’tikaf and Lailatul Qadr either from Al-Quran or from Hadith Rasulullah swt… as long we are still following syariat while performing all the sunnat, the sunnah and the obligatories… we should be on the right path . Non!

Wan Sharif said...

Mulan Dearest,
Ameen ya Rabbal ‘alamin.. my response to the other part would be similar to the second part of my comment written for Aishah above.

Wan Sharif said...

School Of Tots dearest,
For the first part of your comment.. my comment would be similar to the second part of my comment written for Aishah above.
Agaknya ramai terlupa pada janji Iblis kepada Allah yang di terangkan Allah di dalam Al-Quran.. bahawa dia akan sentiasa berusaha untuk menyesatkan Hamba Allah sehingga hari Kiamat