Saturday, June 30, 2012

Say No To Maksiat

Adolescence, is a time when we need a figure and atmosphere and a good environment for us to grow. But, unfortunately it turns out that not everyone can get what he wants. And that situation finally made teenagers of our age choose the path of despair and getting worse and worse. In addition, they also decided to change their identity to become someone who is not good in terms of morals and behavior, for the sake of the coming of attention.

A friend, Allah SWT, has sent an example of the Prophet Muhammad who was an orphan. There is no parent who accompanies to complain or just pamper him. At that time the Prophet only lived with his uncle, Abu Talib. At the beginning of adolescence, the Messenger of Allah also did not have a permanent job to make ends meet. However, he did not give up hope, he also did not complain. He shepherded goats in the Bani Sa'ad group and also in Makkah in return for several dinars. He did all that not only one day two days, but for several years.

See how all the trials of life still do not make him behave badly or even fall into the slight and plunged into negative things. He retains the glory of his character, as narrated by Ali bin Abu Thalib, that the Messenger of Allah had said:

"I have never been interested in what is usually done by ignorant people except twice. But twice that God guarded and protected me. When I was working as a goat herder with my friends, I told one of them one night:" Watch this shepherd's goat, I want to enter the city (Mecca) to stay up as is usually done by the youth ". Upon arrival in Mecca I heard tambourines and flutes from a house that had a party. When I asked a person near the house, he replied that it was the wedding of the Fulan with the Fulannah. I then sat down to listen but then Allah made me fall asleep until I heard nothing. By God I just woke up from my sleep after being stung by the sun. This incident happened again the next day. I never repeat things like that again ".

Subhan Allah....

Friends, many of us reason, "I'm like this because it's broken home", "I'm stubborn because of lack of attention from around me", "I became damaged because no one guided me" and so forth. But all our blasphemy and invasion of the situation does not make us move from the mistake itself. We stay there and "enjoy".

Friends, know ... indeed life is about going through various trials after trials. Many of us are easily tempted by "pleasure", because it is so desperate to face the situation. In fact, if we know, it really isn't fun at all. We think it's still young right, so just enjoy it. But it's a shame, nothing is free in this world. Including with the minus effect of every bad deed that we do. Even though it's in the name of an escape from despair.

Well, unfortunately when we have fallen to the lowest point of our fall due to that action, it is not uncommon to blame parents, family, even anyone but ourselves, as a result of all the mistakes we make. Not really Gentle right.

Therefore the task of a leader who cannot be represented is to decide. And you are the leader of yourself. So, why are we not strict with ourselves, by saying "NO" to any immorality or bad behavior that we do? That way we will be proud of our ability to educate ourselves. Just look, there won't be any harm, if we hurry up and cut the bad habits as soon as possible. Yups, because everyone knows that being a person who experiences losses will not be profitable and reconcile. And who are the losers?

The Messenger of Allah (peace and blessings be upon him) said, "Whosoever is in his karma today is worse than yesterday, he is cursed, whoever today is the same yesterday, he is among the losers, and whoever today is better than yesterday , then he belongs to the lucky ones. " (HR Bukhari).

If other people can, then why don't we? Are we not all created by God with a very special and certainly has its own privileges? The key is immediate determination will be what and will where you will spend your life path, by changing the ugliness and processing our shortcomings, so that we become personal to be proud of, at least by ourselves. Life is just this once, why doesn't it make a very meaningful one? Yes, no?

Voa-Islam/The Truth Seeker Media

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