Saturday, July 19, 2008
6 years old Imam. A good example for others to follow.
Assalamualaikum Warahmatullahi Wabarakatuh.
Dear brothers and sisters.
At this moment, when many are lamenting the fact that there is an overall decline in the standards and morals of this nation's youngsters as a result of the social rot taking place in our society, it is heartening to come across this brilliant 6 year old Malay Muslim boy who has been taught by his father to lead the prayer and has exhibited his capability to take on the role of an Imam, which many adults here in Bolehland shy away from?
Although this child is still far from being a perfect Imam, his willingness to stand there leading his father in prayer and recite all the required verses and movements of solat are to be applauded.
I congratulate his father for succeeding in sowing the seeds of Iman and Amal in his son whom I pray will grow up to be an excellent Mukmin and an Imam in the real sense of the word, Insya Allah!
It is heartening to learn that there is still hope for our Ummah here in Malaysia when we have fathers and sons like these still persevering to uphold the Haqq and strive against the Batil that is present here in Malaysia.
Islam is not that hard to live by and to understand. All it takes is willpower and willingness to learn and understand.
This child is a good example of living up to the Malay proverb of ' Jika mahu melentur buluh, biarlah dari rebung!'.
Meaning if you want to bend the bamboo, start from when it is still in the shoot stage.
Anyone can master anything as long as one has the will to do it. Even at this age, I am still learning about many things and hope to achieve some of my aspirations.
Namely in the field of video productions where I would like to share about Islam as much as I can before returning to Allah's Presence.
I pray that Mr.Aliff and his son will be blessed by Allah Subhanahu Wa Ta'ala in all that they do and excel as true Muslims both in this Duniya and in the Akhirat. Amin.
Here's another example of a good Muslim child who is being trained by his father to be one who prays to Allah Subhanahu Wa Ta'ala. I shot this scene at the Masjid Saiyidina Othman's grounds during one of the Friday prayers. He is just so cute and photogenic. May Allah Azza Wa Jalla bless both father and son. Amin.
The irony is that here in Malaysia, there are a growing number of Muslim parents who are indoctrinating their offspring to be singers and artistes such as this sorry example below:
Wouldn't it be so much better if these parents could just teach and bring up their amanah from Allah such as what our brothers and sisters in Indonesia are doing?
Just watch the videos below and see for yourselves as to the intelligence and prowess that this young Muslim exhibit in lecturing to his peers and elders at a 'Pildacil' @ Pilihan Da'i Cilik Indonesian Reality TV program:
Marvel at the brialliance of this young Muslim boy in Iran share what he has come to learn about the Life and Sacrifices of Saiyidatina Fatimah Az Zahra , the daughter of Rasul Sallalahu Alaihi Wassallam:
Listen to and watch this young Iranian Qari recite the Surah Ad Dhuha in Pakistan:
Subhanallah! Blessed be their parents who have raised them to be excellent Muslims and our future Imams, Da'ee's and Qari's.