Monday, August 17, 2009 - 3 comments

Responsibility is not a play

Salam,sorry for my late update!

Getting busier each day with responsibilities I can't refused..but I felt appreciative for it..

Hoping this coming RAMADHAN give us the opportunity to show our grateful to ALLAH who give us the chance to live and to breathe,to continue with our life and to prepared ourselves for the Hereafter.

This past few weeks that I had in getting involved in three straight programme make me realize that how we should be grateful to ALLAH who give us the time to conduct a significant and momentous programme assisted by professionals coordinators to share and learn together about Islam and da'wah.

OK,coming to my point here..
Have you ever felt jealousy whenever your friend*imagine it is your best buddy* being elected to sit as school president,respected by student and lecturers,being known in the entire school?Whenever someone asked you,Is your best friend the school champion election?you nodded and a while you would be the 'postman' for your best friend's admirers?but we forget one,few things,I care to share with you in being to one's responsible..they're something we should aware before becoming a leader..the fact that is undeniable.

we are all leaders..
No matter who we are or what we do,we are leaders to ourselves..
before fathers lead their family,
before husbands lead their wives,
before managers lead their workers,
before teachers lead their students,
before brothers lead their siblings,
before workers lead their work,
before we lead ourselves,

ALLAH has stated in the Quran.Surah Al-Baqarah,30:

"Behold, thy Lord said to the angels: "I will create a vicegerent on earth." They said: "Wilt Thou place therein one who will make mischief therein and shed blood?- whilst we do celebrate Thy praises and glorify Thy holy (name)?" He said: "I know what ye know not."

We as a caliph in this world.Responsible to ourselves and others in our surrounding..our family,our friends,our neighbours..

As what had Luqman taught his son about it in Quran:

"O my son! establish regular prayer, enjoin what is just, and forbid what is wrong: and bear with patient constancy whatever betide thee; for this is firmness (of purpose) in (the conduct of) affairs. (Luqman: 17)

You are all leaders and will be questioned over your responsibilities. An Imam is a leader to the ma'mum and will be questioned over his leadership. A husband is a leader in his family and will be questioned over his leadership. "(HR Bukhari and Muslim)
Back to my question,do you get it now? A big power comes with a big responsibilities and if you are chosen to fill up the task,be grateful because ALLAH believes you can do it, but if it is on the other hand,don't think that you have no right to take the leads,just remember, you are a leader to yourself..

As for leaders,you really have the faith from people around you but do remember that a good leader is the one who willing to change and to admit from their mistakes. Sometimes we can't see our false that everybody around us could see,so listen and work more rather than talking to much because an achievement is measured mostly by our work done.

But what about this:

'I don't want to take it, I'm not suit enough!' or this;'It's OK with my grade,It is just a piece of cake,I want the position!'

There are some people who are willing to reject than to take the position?and they are some who promote themselves in taking the position even though his/her name is not listed.
Can we? or shall we?
What if the position took over your responsibility to your creator, or your responsibility to your family, or your grades?
In this situation,priority first!

I'm not telling you that you have to reject all the position that had been considered for you in school or university, but my point is that why some people rather seeing their failure in exam than resigning their position.For me, if you can't cope with your study,better for you to let go of your position.Don't take it as an offence,because they are people who excel in their exam and at the same time becoming a president in one's association.

The formulae is simple,it just a matter of diligence and discipline.In my opinion,da'wah and study should go along together, if we want a great success in our da'wah,we must want the same thing in our study.I believe if we take it in a balance, we shall be a great da'ie and a success student as well.

How about when you are too busy with your work until you have to delay your solat!( How can even they use that kind of word in praying?)They're is no such thing in delaying your Solat because of busy,even if you are in a trades or business,you have to leave your work,as if they're in a long journey,even a musafir have to pray in jamak or qasar.Islam has state a simple way for us to ease us but not for us to take advantages on it.

When we talk about position here,is not just talking about fame or status, we were talking about a bigger utterance here,responsibility and trust.Not only to humans but to our creator,ALLAH for He is the One Who hearth and seethe (all things).

Responsibility is not a play,it is an obligation that had written to us as a caliph.Don't take it irresolutely because it will be judged in the Hereafter..

Just imagine if one's didn't take one's responsibility intently?
Disaster to the world and nature..Nau'zubillah..

I remind myself before others..

Do you enjoin right conduct on the people, and forget (To practise it) yourselves, and yet ye study the Scripture? Will ye not understand?( Al-Baqarah:44)
Faghfirli Ya ALLAH!


LiLi August 17, 2009 at 10:05 PM

i remember how i used to be elected many times in our previous school but i didnt get to do it well! i didnt even know what to do. sighs.

now i understand my responsibility, so whenever there is chance, i look over my potential first, to choose which is the best that suits me.

but sometimes when there is chance not giving you to refuse, you are lucky to have try on it!

it helps us to teach ourselves to search our potential hidden in ourselves, to become better! inshaAllah

responsibility is not a play.

i miss you sangat-sangat. =)

Sara August 18, 2009 at 12:58 AM

you right ili!!

by taking a responsibility, you will try doing it the best while building up your hidden potential as well
Some of them just admit dat they can't do it but actually being a responsible is something that you can create as long as you have faith in your heart and with a position you took will make you one who appreciate time and work!

Miss you too ili!!!^^,

Anonymous August 22, 2009 at 12:39 PM

LiLi said she seek first for her own potential. She is potential thinker.

A potential thinker is the person who is value-oriented. It`s a type of CREATIVE leader.

A leader who seek for position I call them positional thinker. They seek first for position,knowing all the circumstances, but the rest is out of topic.

I`ve met a lot of people like this who seems thirst of position. They know how to define RESPONSIBILITY but they don`t know how to define REALITY.

If position is for maslahah ummah, what about our studies? Didn`t we`ve been taught that studies amplify the glory of ummah? It`s ok if studies goes well with leadership, but if it isn`t, it`s useless!

We can go along with leadership and studies in the same time for ummah. Don`t be blindsided.