the fact that I was actually assigned as one of the writers of this
blog long time ago, but eventually only today I feel responsible for
it.. please accept my apology. Primarily for protracting the efficacy
of the blog for the community, and- for our imminent islamic centre at
Kirovsky, which we all know, needs a lot of supportive collaborations
from the entire muslim residents in Volgograd. Spiritually, maybe
physically and most essentially, in the form of financial aid.
I am trying to convey here is, despite our hectic daily errands which
are basically encoded and they repeat every day, our mindset and
sensitivity should be switched and directed towards more peduli-ummah
one. Ummah, in the context of the whole muslim community
notwithstanding their race, nationality, skin colour et cetera. Ummah,
in the perception that we wish they would have the same sovereignty to
practice Islam as we do, they could learn about this
religion-as-way-of-life like we all do, and they see Islam not only by
the ritual endeavors but the syumul one.
has abundant of mosques, surau, Islamic centres. Some of them are sited
only few steps from our domiciles, we get reminded five times per day
during each solah time. We even have a crystal mosque which forbids
entrance of our own families to perform daily prayers.
Ok, without a hitch.
they have one here in Volgograd. The one which is congested every
Friday prayers (as I was told) and apparently, during eid prayers. The
one they use for every possible occasions- some Muslim kids live there,
undergo their daily routines in the mosque- sleep, eat, quran
recitations, and so forth.
is a mosque whose foundation was laid from the first day on piety; it
is more worthy of the standing forth (for prayer) therein. In it are
men who love to be purified; and God loveth those who make themselves
pure” At-tawbah (The repentance);108.
I can say it was laid from the first day on piety (taqwa). Some
Palestinian students felt sorry for the Volgograd Muslim community who
had no particular place for collective ritual practices hence they
earnestly spent their annual allowance for the sake of the mosque.
Subhanallah, may their rewards increase manifold.
Basically this is the main purpose of the construction of this blog. We
are, by all means trying to decrease the burden and load carried by the
Russian muslims in building up an Islamic centre- which, maybe is of no
use (literally) by most of us who are graduating soon in this year or
in few years time. Well, we are talking in the sense of the incessant
rewards by Allah swt as long as the Islamic centre is being used by our
brothers and sisters of Russian citizens or of our future generations
themselves. Allah told us in the Quran ..
those who give in Charity, men and women, and loan to God a Beautiful
Loan, it shall be increased manifold (to their credit), and they shall
have (besides) a liberal reward” Al Hadid; 18
believe, we have even more stipends than they did (the Palestinian
students). Why they spent their money for enduring rewards but we
don’t? Why we choose to let the money flows en route for unimportant,
self-satisfaction stuffs than concluding some portions of it in our
bargain with Allah? Recall At-taubah ayah 111..“God hath purchased of
the believers their persons and their goods; for theirs (in return) is
the garden (of Paradise)”
we say we are broke, we are pseudo pathetic. Maybe we should check the
authenticity of the outflow of our money, the management of our
economic status. Perhaps we say we had given up our money last year
(back then there was a massive collection for Kirovsky) but I remember
one of our brothers said; “We cant be satisfied for just our charity given in history but we should ask what we gave yesterday, it’s an istiqamah deeds” well, something like that.
we can do now, we are organizing sort of a peduli-ummah period. There
will be extensive money collections in lecture halls, classes, even
rooms, hostels and houses. U will be handed in the
Kirovsky-money-boxes, tabung (or whatever they call it) today
and maybe tomorrow.. cum the day after tomorrow. This project, I hope
is ceaseless, because as we all know, our charity can’t be ceased.
Furthermore, insyaAllah we will upgrade the progression of the Islamic
centre from time to time.
more thing, should I mention this? Roughly, the Islamic centre lacks
nearly RM 2million- a big number which of course, an amount
out-of-reach for us, students. We still need help from other possible
truthful people who can make the Islamic centre feasible, but at least
we could have our smallest credit in it as long as we do this for the
aspect of Islamic charity (sadaqah), in the cause of Allah and to gain
Musa Al-Ashari reported that the Messenger of Allah, Rasulullah s.a.w
said; “Every Muslim is obliged to give charity” They said “But what if
one does not have anything to give?” He said “Then let him work with
his own hands so he (first) benefits himself and then gives in
charity”.They said “But if one is unable to do that?” He said “So let
him call (others) to do good”. They said “But if he is not able to do
that?” He said, “So let him abstain from doing evil, for even that will
be counted as his act of charity”