B.A.R.A.K.A.H

Assalamualaikum!

sangat menarik artikel nie untuk dibaca, jadi saya nak kongsi dengan semua!🙂

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A Well-known daee explains it as follows:
والبركة: هي ثبوت الخير الإلهي في الشيء؛ فإنها إذا حلت في قليل كثرته، وإذا حلت في كثير نفع، ومن أعظم ثمار البركة في الأمور كلها إستعمالها في طاعة الله عز وجل.

“Barakah is the attachment of Divine goodness to a thing, so if it occurs in something little, it increases it. And if it occurs in something much it benefits. And the greatest fruits of Barakah in all things is to use that barakah in the obedience of Allah (Subahanahu Wa Ta’ala)”

Sources of Barakah

I’m a firm believer that Barakah is not a lost treasure, rather, it’s right in front of our eyes! This treasure is only available and ready to be handed over to the one who works for it. Below, I list some of the sources of Barakah. It’s not an exhaustive list, therefore, I do hope you can contribute to it with your comments inshaAllah so we can all share and extend our understanding of this great treasure at ProductiveMuslim.com!

1. Good Intentions

If you want something to have barakah attached to it, have good intentions for it. More specifically, make sure that deed is intended for the sake of Allah (Subahanahu Wa Ta’ala). Looking again at the definition of Barakah, you may guess that without us intending what we have or do for the Sake of Allah, the “Divine goodness” won’t be found in our deeds.

*Allah… part nie kadang-kadang susah nak implimen, niat kerana Allah, kadang-kadang, makan pun kita terlupe nak niat kerana Allah, niatnya sebab lapar aku makan, bukan kerana Allah dan mahu ibadah aku makan.. huu ingatkan kuu ya Allah…

2. Piety and Belief in Allah

Allah says in the Quran: “If the people of the towns had but believed and feared Allah, We should indeed have opened out to them (All kinds of) blessings from heaven and earth…”(Surah Al-A’raf, Verse 96). And He says in the Quran: “And for those who fear Allah, He (ever) prepares a way out. And He provides for him from (sources) he never could imagine” (Surah Al-Talaq, Verses 2-3).

*keimanan yang teguh kepada Allah dan Rasul-Nya adalah salah satu sumber barakah. segala yang berlaku disandarkan kepada Allah, hanya Allah tempat mengadu dan tempat berserah.. inshaallah..

3. Putting your trust in Allah

Allay says in the Quran: “And if any one puts his trust in Allah, sufficient is (Allah) for him. For Allah will surely accomplish his purpose. Verily, for all things has Allah appointed a due proportion” (Surah Al-Talaq, verses 3)
Prophet Muhammad (peace be upon him) said: “If only you relied on Allah a true reliance, He would provide sustenance for you just as He does the birds: They fly out in the morning empty and return in the afternoon with full stomachs. (Ahmad, An-Nasa’I, Ibn Majah, Al-Hakim and At-Tirmidhi)

*Percaya dan yakin, memang mudah nak sebut kan? tapi, nak tanam dalam hati tu memerlukan berbaldi-baldi air mata, lagi-lagi waktu kita ditimpa musibah kesenangan, bagaimana nak menjadikan ia sebahagian dari barakah jika tiada yakin?

4. Reading Quran

This is the fountain of Barakah! But subhanaAllah, we rarely drink from it! Allah says in the Quran: “And this is a Book which ivWe have sent down, bringing blessings, and confirming (the revelations) which came before it…” (Surah Al-An’am, Verse 92). So read the Quran, and observe the blessings and barakah of Allah enter your life. The further we are from this Book of Guidance, the less barakah we will have in our les.

*melihat Al-Quran sahaja sudah punya pahala disisi Allah, apatah lagi membaca dan mentadaburnya. subhanallah, Al-Quran diturunkan dengan barakah, bukan untuk yang sezaman dengan Baginda sahaja, malah seluruh zaman! subhanallah..

5. Saying Bismillah

When you say “Bismillah” before anything you do, you’re invoking the Name of Allah on that activity; not only will that activity be blessed but shaytaan cannot take part in it! So always say “Bismillah” before anything you do! mSubhanaAllah, it’s easy for us to forget to say “Bismillah”. Sometimes we’re so used to saying it that we cannot remember whether we said it or not! Try to be conscious of saying “Bismillah” and understand what you’re saying before your action is performed.

*bismillah, perkara mudah yang semua orang mudah lupa, termasuklah saya. dalam kesibukan, kadang-kadang, makan pun sampai lupa nak sebut bismillah kan? Astaghfirullah, moga-moga, mulut kita tak berat dalam menyebutnya, kerana disana ada barakah..

6. Eating with People

Anyone who has had the experience of inviting guests to his/her house will know this one. No matter how little you think the food you’re presenting to your guest is, it’s always more than enough! (Note: this is not an excuse to be miserly when you invite guests over; in fact we should follow the Sunnah of our Prophet Ibrahim (peace be upon him) whom when visited by the angels prepared a large meal for them). What I’m referring to here is the blessing that occurs when eating together, confirmed in the hadeeth of Prophet Muhammad (peace be upon him) who said: “Eat together, for blessing is in Jamma’a (congregation or being together)…” and in another hadeeth: “Whoever has food enough for two persons, should take a third one, and whoever has food enough for four persons, should take a fifth or a sixth (or said something similar).” (Bukhari, Volume 4. Book 56. Number 781)

*eating together tak semestinya dalam talam je ye, satu meja pun makan bersama jugak, tapi kalau dapat makan satu talam berama-ramai, lagi besar barakahnya!🙂

7. Honesty in Trade

This is for all of the business people out there (include ebayers!). We shouldn’t assume lying and deceiving people will make our trade profitable. On the contrary, it will remove the blessing from your trade. Prophet Muhammad (peace be upon him) said: “The buyer and the seller have the option of canceling or confirming the bargain unless they separate, and if they spoke the truth and made clear the defects of the goods, then they would be blessed in their bargain, and if they told lies and hid some facts, their bargain would be deprived of Allah’s blessings”.( Bukhari, Volume 3, Book 34, Number 293)

*Yes, it’s difficult to be honest when you’re trying to sell something, but trust me it’s worth it.

8. Dua

Ask Allah for barakah! If you take note of some of the Duas of the Prophet Muhammad (peace be upon him) you’ll notice that the Prophet used to make dua for barakah. We always say: “May Allah bless you!” Well, guess what? That’s a source of barakah! Also, when you’re invited to someone’s house, Prophet Muhammad advised us to make the following dua for the host: “O Allah, bless for them, that which You have provided them, forgive them and have mercy upon them.”

*semoga kamu semua diganjari Allah! this also a piece of Dua’, Ask Allah, Allah will answer you! kalau sama-sama saling mendoakan, inshaallah, Barakah Allah bersama kita semua…🙂

*sebenarnya, ada lagi 10 lagi sources of Barakah, nak terus membaca klik sini ya..

*subhanallah, rasanya dah ter’addicted’ dengan website nie.. moga-moga sama-sama dapat barakah dari sebuah pembacaan ilmiah.. ye🙂

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