Date: 28 June 2011
Ustaz Ahmad Tarmizi
A Tilawah Al-Quran competition was organised by Petronas East Coast in Kerteh. The guest speaker was Ustaz Ahmad Tarmizi, who is known for his involvement in the famous Imam Muda reality show. Since it is Ramadhan, I would like to share a bit about his Tazkirah, entitled At-Tawazun, which is also the theme of the competition.
Keseimbangan Membawa Kepada Kecemerlangan
Balance Leads To Success
In life, we have to achieve balance in 5 important areas. Once balance is achieved, InsyaAllah, we will be successful both now and in the hereafter.
1) Balance between our current life and the life in the hereafter (Akhirat).
Do not be decieved by the life here on Earth. Human beings are musafir, travelers, on our journey from Earth to the hereafter. We collect 'rations' on Earth to bring to Akhirat.
Example of imbalance: Do not exagerate in collecting wealth as it will inflluence us to neglect our ibadah to Allah.
2) Balance between knowledge and perfomance (Ilmu dan Amal)
Knowledge gives betterment to a quality performance.
Example of imbalance: We read the Quran but we have no knowledge to understand it. Find the sweetness of amal through knowledge to achieve success.
3) Balance in ibadah to Allah - Not too exagerate, but also do not deem it insignificant.
Ibadah shall be based on syarak.
Example of imbalance: Tahajjud all night without sleep; Fasting all year long.
Rasulullah PBUH highlighted 3 amalans for success:
1) Solat Dhuha 2 Rakaat
2) Solat Witir 3 Rakaat
3) Fasting 3 days every month.
4 indications of a successful man:
1) A solehah wife
2) Good children who pray for them
3) Good friends
4) Easy to find halal foods, jobs, etc in his country
4) Balance between Natural Instinct and Desires (Fitrah dan Nafsu)
Desires must not exceed fitrah. Our natural instict is to be attracted to beauty, and food.
Example of imbalance: For women, make-up too thick - looking like a traffic light! Buying food for break fast exceeding normal human capacity!
5) Balance between fear and hopefulness to Allah
If we had done some mistakes in the past, we must not give up to pray for his forgiveness. Allah is All Forgiving and Loving.
Example of imbalace: Too fearful of past mistakes to the extend of giving up on Allah's love and rahmat.
Supporters having free lunch! =p
Tarannum Winner - Ladies: My friend, Amoi!
Tarannum Winner - Men: My boss, Bahar!