Thursday, September 29, 2011


ya Allah... ya Allah... ya Allah...

Dengan nama Allah yang Maha Pengasih lagi Maha Penyayang...
Moga semua dalam rahmat-NYA 


Before entering Miqat, which is the beginning of a great change and revolution, you must declare your niyyah (intention). What does this encompass? It is the intention of a ‘transferral’ from your  house to the House of the People, from life to love, from the self to God, from slavery to freedom, from racial discrimination to equality, sincerity, and truth, from being clothed to being naked, from daily life to an eternal life and from selfishness to devotion and responsibility. In summary, it is a transferral into the state of ihram.

Therefore, your intention must be strongly asserted. You will grow out of your shell as do the seeds of dates. Being extremely conscious, you must have faith in your heart. Enlighten your heart with the flame of love, shine and shine. Forget all about yourself! In the past, your life was characterised by negligence and ignorance. You were helpless in all aspects of existence. Even in the realm of your job, you become a slave, working either as a habit or by force. Now, shed the pattern of life. Become genuinely conscious of Almighty God, the people and yourself. Choose a new job, a new direction and a new self!!!


When at miqat and ready to start the hajj, you are aware of what must be done and why. In the ihram attire you will perform the prayer of ihram, presenting yourself to the Almighty God. Say:

O God, I no more worship the idols, and no more am I the slave of Nimrod. O God, I am standing in front of You with the gesture of Ibrahim, not as an oppressor (wolf), not as a cheater (fox), not as a hoarder (rat). Nay, I face you as a man wearing the same clothes that I will wear when I see you in the hereafter.

This means that you willingly and consciously want to obey God and become His slave. You will rebel against anyone and anything beside God. Your readiness to exercise necessary duties is expressed. Such a position is not different from the regular prayer, but at this time it is like a more intimate talk to God. It is as if God’s presence can be felt.

Praise be to God, the Cherisher and Sustainer of the Worlds. Most Gracious,Most Merciful. Master of the Day of judgement. 

Al-Fatihah: 2-4

Say: O the Most Gracious and the Most Merciful, Whose glory and mercy go beyond the limits of friends and enemies, the righteous and the sinful, the believers and non-believers. O God, I worship You since You are the only  One Who deserves to be worshipped. I choose no master, but You, the master and Owner of the Day of Judgement.

You do we worship, You aid we seek.

Al-Fatihah: 5

O our only love, O our only help! See how we lost by our ignorance! See how we are misled by the oppressors! See how we are limited by our weakness!

Show us the straight path. The path of those on whom You bestowed Your Grace, those whose (portion) is not wrath and who go not astray.

Al-Fatihah: 6-7

The path of truth, consciousness, fact, beauty, perfection, love and goodness.
At Miqat in the white dress of the hereafter, each bow denies and asks forgiveness for the wrong deeds which were motivated by fear and greed. They were committed during your life. Each prostration asks forgiveness for those which were done in the Courts of Powers.

The prayer at Miqat is a promise to God that there will be no prostration nor bowing to anyone other than Him!

Peace be upon you o Muhammad,
His slave and Messenger,
Peace be upon you and those obedient of God
and the good doers.
Peace be upon you....

All these phrases refer to the near, not the far. God, Ibrahim a.s. Muhammad s.a.w., people, heaven, the Hereafter, salvation, freedom, love, etc., are all present at Miqat. Dressed in the resurrection! No longer will Satan, who rejected God’s command, cheat you. No longer will you feel like a stranger. Shameful and apologetic, you return to God. But, now you are free and responsible!!!

to be continued...


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