Kiai Jalil and wife came to visit my father; from Malang, Indonesia. Unfortunately for them, my dad had to rush to KL for my grandmother was being admitted to the hospital(due to hypertension) .. AlHamdulillah, Sittu is now fine..love you ! ;( ..
So, that leaves me; to take charge on bringing around the "tourists".. heee.. One thing I like about being around with kiai's, habaibs and sheikh is that, there's never a moment spent with them : wasted. They'll never be a 'pause' and they'll never talk nonsense but the most of all is that; the knowledge they share is simply priceless..
Yesterday, I took them to the infamous Batu Burok beach. We sat there, took pictures and had keropok lekor together with fried squid and fried cempedak (english : jack fruit or sumthing??).. Upon enjoying the view and the sea breeze, I told him on how much I love the beach. I love it coz it calms me and makes me so loved. Then I asked ;its true right that we get pahala even by just looking at the sea? He then smiled. And while smiling he said "kalau kita melihat sesuatu itu dengan memikirkan kebesaran Allah, ganjaran pahala itu ada dimana dimana saja. Kalau liat gunung juga ada pahalanya, langit- ada juga pahalanya."
And then he continued with a hadith, he said, when Allah first created the earth, the earth was shaky - "bergetarr!"
"Lalu Allah menciptakan gunung. Dengan terciptanya gunung, maka bumi pun terdiam"
*Translation: Then God created the mountains and the earth stood still.
"Para malaikah lalu menanyakan Allah: Ya Rab, hebatnya ciptaan Kamu sehinggakan ia dapat mendiemkan bumi yang bergetar. Adakah ada daripada ciptaanMu yang lain yang bisa mengalahkan kehebatan ciptaan gunung ini Ya Allah?"
*Translation: The Malaikah(angels) then asked God whether there's any other things that's greater of a creation that could be compared to the mountain.
"Lalu Allah menjawab : Ada . Besi"
*Translation: God answered : Yes, steel.(Steel could bring down the mountain)
"Terus ditanya lagi para malaikat: Apa ada yang lebih kuat daripada besi?"
*Translation: Anything else stronger than the steel?
"Ada, yaitu api."
*Translation: Fire (Fire can mold and melt the steel)
"Lalu ditanya lagi para malaikat ( interlude: these malaikats never give up asking.. if i were God, I'll slap them and say youre friggin annoyin'! hahaha!.. astaghfirullah..joking God!!.. wallahi..i was joking.. wuv you! *flying kiss ). Lalu ditanya lagi para malaikat kepada Allah: Ya Rabb, emang ada daripada ciptaan-Mu yang lebih kuat daripada api?"
*Translation: Stronger than fire?
"Ada. Yaitu air"
"Y Allah, ada daripada ciptaanmu yang lebih kuat daripada air? Para malaikat kembali menanya"
*Translation: Stronger than water?
*Translation: God answered: Yes. The wind.
"Iyakan Ameera tahu, Angin ciptaannya hebat daripada air-yang lebih hebat daripada api- yang lebih hebat daripada besi- hebat daripada gunung yang mendiam kan bumi yang bergetar.. I nodded. Jadi, para malaikat bertanya lagi, apa ada sesuatu dalam ciptaanMu Ya Allah yang lebih dahsyat daripada angin dan semua itu?"
*Translation : You're well aware that the wind is greater than the water,fire,steel and mountain right? So the angels asked God if there's anything greater than all of them combined together?
"Allah kemudian menjawab, Ada yaitu amal anak Adam yang mengeluarkan sedekah dengan tangan kanannya sementara tangan kirinya tidak mengetahuinya". Itu dipanggil Sadaqa *X*?*X* maksudnya sadaqa yang diberi dengan niat yang ikhlas.
*Translation: "God then answered : Its when children of prophet Adam gives charity with his/her right hand while the other hand is unaware of it". In other words, give charity sincerely without the hope of anyone looking us doing the deed and without hope of getting something back as a repay. Its called Sadaqa *?*something*?* ( I forgot wat... it was in arabic.. i know my arabic sucks tho I'm an arab.. boohoo! ;( )
Come to think of it, I hardly give charity to others.. Sometimes i do ....but not much.. hmmm ... I guess thats why my karma isnt as good.. I think thats why the Chinese are always rich and joyful, because they are very generous to everyone. Be it their own clan or other people. Just look at the amount of oranges they distribute all the time. And furthermore, when they give, they never expect us to repay them back. Its like their culture to just give give and give. Uncle Daniel always come to the house with a plastic of SOMETHING ; Chinese tea + choclates + etc). Sometimes I feel shy to even accept it coz its always too much! I should learn from him, like sriously..Anywho, I'd like to share this moment and wish my Chinese friends and a happy new year!!!
Gong Xi Fa Chai!!! And happy Valentines' Day to all!!