In this speech, sheikh 'Alaa talked about how we can build a strong nation.How we form a strong nation, a solid individual,more importantly a good Muslim is like developing a building,a 'bangunan'. One must have the right structure, the right bricks,tools and materials so that it won't disassemble right after being built.
So, how to build?
Get the right foundation. We must have a good foundation in order to build a beautiful ummah. What are needed? Iman and amal. Gain knowledge and put it into action.
Briefly saying: Boost our Iman with 'ilm,with prayers and express it through amal. By obeying His orders, leaving His warnings,do good deeds, help others. You don't keep it to yourself hoping that you may enter Jannah alone.Nay it doesn't work like that. Fahimtu? :)
Sheikh also mentioned, ONE BRICK at a time. Jangan dok kalut nak buat semua,karang yang dikejar tak dapat,yang dikendong berciciran. [read: don't rush into doing things. You don't want to lose what you have while chasing what you want more] (wah pandainya mentranslate ikut dannn je :p)
The nation starts with the younger generation and also the future soon to come. Those future generation that will help build back the nation have their own rights under the parents responsibility. Their rights are there even before they are born.
The rights for the unborn child is even before the parents get married, HOW?!It's by CHOOSING the right partner [read: husband or wife-to-be]
A lady trying to find her future husband should look into 3 criterias:
1) STRONG [in terms of faith, religious stance, knowledge,etc]
2)TRUSTWORTHY [has that passion equipped in him that when he has a family,he will lead them to jannah]
While a guy finding his future wife should look into:
Beauty+wealth+lineage+deen BUT the best of them are those who possess strong DEEN.
Later on,while raising them, adults should pay attention to these matters:
*They imitate us as adults so be careful what we show them. A dad who smokes at home,in front of his children can't be mad when his son is caught smoking at school or elsewhere.
*Listen to what they hum. Are they continuously humming to the lyrics of Justin Bieber,Selena Gomez or SNDS or whatever? Make sure they are humming the right tune: ZIKRULLAH,QURANIC RECITATIONS.
*Look at who their friends are
*Look at how we speak with them. Don't compare them with other kids because this will demotivate them in the long run of growing up.
"Be careful with words, they hurt more than a physical wound"
Talk about look at whom their friends are, we could also practice it in our current life:
1) If you see them, they always remind you of Allah
2)They guide you with their lifestyle
3)When they speak, their words always remind you of the hereafter and supplies that we need to bring with us. I guess one wins when they succeeds to do that and not even noticed by their friends as being too preachy. Not everyone is comfortable being around an ustaz/ustazah and totally acts like one all the time. You can be fun at the same time guide them. Be creative in this matter!
The best of nations were in the times of Prophet Muhammad S.A.W so go back to their era by reading back the seerah. Remember who we are, whom our ancestors were, the best of nation.
I end my note with:
REMEMBER WHO WE ARE, WE ARE A BUILDER, NOT A BRAKER OF THE NATION.
I apologize if my notes are not up it's par as what Sheikh had delivered but inshaAllah I've covered the gist of it. Allahu musta'an.
ps: I didn't proofread this entry so please bear with the terrible errors,LOL *peace ^^*