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Monday, July 13, 2009

Unsafe Condition - Change it!

عَنْ أَبِي ذَرٍّعَنْ النَّبِيِّ صَلَّى اللَّهُ عَلَيْهِ وَسَلَّمَ قَالَ عُرِضَتْ عَلَيَّ أَعْمَالُ أُمَّتِي حَسَنُهَا وَسَيِّئُهَا فَوَجَدْتُ فِي مَحَاسِنِ أَعْمَالِهَا الْأَذَى يُمَاطُ عَنْ الطَّرِيقِ وَوَجَدْتُ فِي مَسَاوِي أَعْمَالِهَا النُّخَاعَةَ تَكُونُ فِي الْمَسْجِدِ لَا تُدْفَنُ

Abu Dharr (May Allah be pleased with him) reported: The Prophet (PBUH) said, "The deeds of my people, good and bad, were presented before me, and I found the removal of harmful objects from the road among their good deeds, and phlegm which might be in a mosque left unburied among their evil deeds".
[Muslim]

Malay translation: Abu Dharr (RA) meriwayatkan: Nabi (SAW) bersabda: "Amalan-amalan umatku diperlihatkan kepadaku, yang baik dan yang buruk, dan aku dapati mengalihkan objek yang merbahaya daripada jalan adalah tergolong dalam amalan yang baik, dan aku dapati perbuatan membiarkan hingus (atau ludah) di dalam masjid tanpa ditutupi adalah tergolong dalam amalan yang buruk."

Note: The mosque during that time had sand and pebbles as its floor. This is the character or attitude of a true muslim. Dangerous conditions will not be left unchanged. He changes the dangerous condition by removing it (if not needed) or replacing it (if needed). If not, at the very least control the traffic around it, by isolating, or other controls, be it engineering or administrative. This hadith is one of the most explicit on how the prophet emphasised safety, demonstrating the hierarchy of control, where removal takes precedence over other control methods. In other narrations, removal of harmful objects is said to be one of the branches of faith (Iman), and it is charity. Harmful objects refer to all types of harm, whether sharp, blunt, slippery, smelly, irritating, etc.

عن أبي هريرة عن النبي صلى الله عليه وسلم قال: لقد رأيت رجلا يتقلب في الجنة في شجرة قطعها من ظهر الطريق كانت تؤذي المسلمين رواه مسلم . وفي رواية مر رجل بغصن شجرة على ظهر طريق فقال والله لأنحين هذا عن المسلمين لا يؤذيهم فأدخل الجنة . وفي رواية لهما: بينما رجل يمشي بطريق وجد غصن شوك على الطريق فأخره فشكر الله له فغفر له .

Abu Hurairah (May Allah be pleased with him) reported: The Prophet (PBUH) said, "I saw a man going about in Jannah (and enjoying himself) as a reward for cutting a tree, from the middle of the road,which was causing inconvenience to the Muslims".
[Muslim].

Another narration says: "A man who passed by a branch of a tree leaning over a road and decided to remove it, saying: `By Allah! I will remove it from the way of Muslims so that it would not harm them.' On account of this he was admitted to Jannah".

According to the narration in Al-Bukhari and Muslim: Messenger of Allah (PBUH) said, "While a man was walking, he saw a thorny branch on the road, so he removed it and Allah appreciated his action and forgave him".

Malay translation: Abu Hurairah (RA) meriwayatkan: Nabi (SAW) said: "Aku telah melihat seorang lelaki masuk Syurga menikmati ganjarannya kerana memotong pokok di tengah jalan yang menggangu orang-orang Islam."

Di dalam riwayat lain: "Ada seorang lelaki yang sedang berjalan dan terjumpa dahan pokok yang mengganggu laluan, lalu dia berkata: "Demi Allah! Aku akan singkirkan dahan ini dari jalan orang-orang Islam agar mereka tidak tercedera." Lalu dia dimasukkan ke Syurga."

Menurut riwayat al-Bukhari dan Muslim, Rasulullah (SAW) berkata: "Ketika seorang lelaki sedang berjalan, dia ternampak dahan berduri di atas jalan, lalu dia alihkan. Maka Allah bersyukur kepadanya dan memasukkan dia ke dalam Syurga."

If your ultimate aim is to seek the pleasure of Allah and earn a place in His Paradise, then promoting SAFETY AND HEALTH IS ONE OF THE WAYS TO PARADISE!

However, muslims will need to fulfil the other branches of faith, especially Tawheed, in order to be safe in the Hereafter and earn the full rewards sought after.

2 comments:

  1. Dear Abu Khadeejah,

    Subbahanullah, most of this posting similiar to my paper to be presented on 24-Jul-09 Asean Mosques Seminar.

    Wassalam

    Lukman
    oshthejourney.blogspot.com

    Lukman

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  2. May Allah bless you and make your work a blessing and of great benefit to the muslim ummah.

    I am still eagerly waiting to get my hands (eyes) on your paper.

    Wassalamu'alaikum

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