Saturday, June 16, 2012

'Amal during haidh.

Assalamualaikum w.b.t.

InsyaALLAH, this post is specially written for sisters but can also be known by brothers.

Someone said and I quote, "Knowledge without practise is useless."

It can happen to a Muslim sister that once in a month she will experience haidh, which is a common thing to a grown up woman. Some might experience it in a time interval which is longer than that.

Haidh is never a problem. ALLAH creates something with a reason and it applies to all. The issue, which sometimes occur in my mind is regarding 'ibadah. It is a general knowledge that a woman that is experiencing haidh can't perform daily prayers or any prayers at all. She can't read the Quran and can't fast.

And I am perfectly aware of the khilaf of reading the Quran while in haidh.

As for I am not a Google believer, I didn't take resources or answers from Google except for issues that is not related to religion. But I did, read articles and Islamic blogs, because somehow, internet is helpful nowadays.

Back to the issue, I was always struggling on how to make the best day of my life, keeping my relationship with ALLAH and His Prophet Muhammad s.a.w. in the best condition I could even though I can't do certain types of 'ibadah.

So I asked a lot of persons, gather a lot opinion, read a certain amount of books and yet, I didn't really satisfy with what I found.

'Ibadah is never enough for me. Even it is 24 hours of devoting myself to ALLAH s.w.t, I still didn't know whether HE'll accepted it or not, whether is enough or not. But the thing is, I'll try. I don't want to give up and even though sometimes it hurts that I can't do much and sometimes my heart crumbled when there are so much at stake but I have so little to offer.

But one particular thing that we all agree, insyaALLAH, is that ALLAH is always with us.

No matter how hard, no matter how easy.

That is, a good reason for us to be nice among Muslims. Yes, someone could be a bad person. But nobody is bad enough when he still believes in ALLAH.

Again, back to the issue. I hadn't actually have a plan of whatever I'll do during haidh. But there's always a substitute, so that my iman would not go down under the sea and sink like Titanic.

Substitute number one.
Eventhough I can't pray, that doesn't mean I have to leave the zikr or wirid after each daily prayer. Most of the Muslims I believe have their own wirid after prayer, so just do it. After azan, for example, just finish the wirid as if you just finish praying. Istiqamah is always a better choice.

Substitute number two.
Most of Muslim scholars agree that a woman during her haidh couldn't read the Quran. But there's a khilaf regarding reading the Ma'thurat, Ratib etc. I would go to the choice that a woman can read the Ma'thurat with the intention of zikr. Lower down the voice and if you memorizes it, it is even better. A friend of mine told me from what her ustaz told her, "Read from the Quran whatever is easy for you."

Substitute number three.
Read a book. As simple as that. Not just any book, but an Islamic, full of knowledge book. Such as the book of Hadith, the book of Sirah or anything else. Make sure it is beneficial and reminds you of Allah and His Prophet Muhammad s.a.w.

Substitute number four.
Listen to someone else's reading. Preferably a surah that you doesn't read often so you won't accidentally read along the reciter. Or you can listen to Qasidah or Zikr. I don't prefer Nasyeed or contemporary songs even though it is Islamic. Yes, I know I had a different opinion now regarding music, but people changes.

Substitute number five.
Let us revive some sunnah, dear sisters ;D The sunnah I like the best is siwak and wearing perfumes. Okay, don't get me wrong. Wearing perfumes is acceptable if you are at your own home. So, let us do it, in our house. Other sunnah is to use your right hand in every thing you do, say BismiLLAH and many many more. The difference is that you might not think that is a sunnah even though it is actually is a sunnah. Change your mind set and it definitely pays off. You will be much happier as it would always remind you of our beloved Prophet Muhammad s.a.w.

Substitute number six.
Watch the television. Or, surf the internet. People might not agree with me, but there is nothing wrong actually. There is good shows in the television such as Fattabiouni, Reflection and many more. While on the net, there is always informations regarding Islamic events anywhere near you. The fact that during normal days without haidh, there is only a little amount of time to watch the television or surf the internet because, well, let's be honest, reading Quran is far more better than that. But during haidh and reading Quran is not exactly an option, watching a good show by good Muslims never hurt anyone. Just don't be too excessive on it. Because a good thing can turn bad if doing it excessively.

Substitute number seven.
Do something sister. Such as clean up the house, jog at the garden, cook for your family etc. Learn knitting or even bake cookies ;D
Just... don't waste your precious time.

I think seven is enough and I once heard that ALLAH likes odd number as HE, himself is The only ONE.

Remember HIM. From zero to a human, He created us.


1 comment:

  1. Syukran Jazilan Amirah Hazwani ^^


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