This story is about one person who has been blessed by Allah with many talents and guidance. Allah has chosen and protected him from many things. This young man is also always tries to be really really good and beneficial to the society.
One time, Allah gives him rahmat to enter a leading university at a leading program in his country. In the beginning of his study, he stated that this study has to make me closer and closer to Allah. He said, “I want to be an ‘abdan syakura (referring to Prophet Muhammad phrase in one hadits), someone who is very close to Allah because he is so grateful to Him. He enjoyed everything; he enjoyed the life and rahmat that Allah has given to him. He joined many student organizations (mainly Islamic organizations), competitions, conferences; he was also selected to represent his country in one of world prestigious undergraduate exchange program. Finally he is awarded as one of the most outstanding student in his country.
The rahmat from Allah continues, he is accepted at one of leading university in the world with a full scholarship. He is one of the youngest in the class also among the few fresh graduate who got full scholarship. In the beginning of his study, he committed himself to be someone really capable in field of study. Referring to prophet Yusuf who are chosen to be treasurer of ancient Egypt, he wants to be the next hafidzun ‘aliim. Then everything is a bit changed. He was too concentrated with his academic life; improving his intellectual capacity, immersing his life to an academic hard core. But finally he felt something missing from his life. Something which made his life was alive before.
After a deep fall, one day, Allah reminds him again. Yes, Allah reminds him again.
Then the young man understand that being ‘abdan syakura is the very first and important thing above all. He then also understands that being hafidzun ‘aliim doesn’t mean that we are not abdan syakura anymore. When we strive to be ‘abdan syakura, insyaallah Allah will definitely also guide us to be hafidzun ‘aliim. When we only chose to be hafidzun ‘alim, we won’t necessarily become an ‘abdan syakuura.
Finally, the young man commits to always become somebody who really close to Allah, strive hard to get and be the best, as well as beneficial to people around him. Again, he is very happy that Allah still guides and reminds him very early before everything goes too far. He was so grateful to Allah.
- Yakinlah, jika kita berjuang, berda’wah dan melakukan kebaikan untuk akhirat kita, insyaallah dunia akan mengikut saja pada kita, namun jika kita hanya mengejar dunia, maka hanya dunia saja yang kita dapatkan. Oleh karena itu, dalam segala aktivitas yang kita lakukan, selalulah berusaha untuk menempatkan tujuan akhirat sebagai landasan niat dan tujuan utama.
- Jika Allah berkehendak, maka tidak ada yang bisa menentangnya. Banyak hal yang terlihat tidak mungkin, namun ternyata bisa terjadi, karena memang, jika Allah menolong kita, tak ada satupun, tak ada satupun yang dapat menghalangi kita.
- Allah akan memberikan kuasa atas langit dan bumi (mewarisi langit dan bumi dan menjadikan mereka khalifah atasnya) pada hamba hamba yang dipilihnya karena mereka adalah orang2 yang beriman dan beramal sholeh serta ikhlas pada Rabbnya.
- Selalulah berlindung pada Allah dari godaan syetan yang terkutuk.