Kemenangan Yang Hampir

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Memaknai Hidup Dengan Perjuangan

Jadilah penolong-penolong agama Allah dalam menegakkan agamaNya di muka bumi ini

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Amanat Untuk Pemuda dan Pemudi

Kesatuan Ummah

Kemudian jika kamu berselisih tentang sesuatu perkara, maka kembalilah kepada Allah dan Rasul (Surah An-Nisa’4:59)

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Saturday, 26 July 2014

Eid Mubarak 1435H and...

... never forget Gaza at the moment

Thursday, 17 July 2014

UK Imams Unite Against ISIS

Leading UK-based Shia and Sunni imams and clerics have filmed a video message urging young British Muslims against fighting in Iraq and Syria.

They say their film is designed to be distributed online and via social media to counter "digital propaganda" put out by Isis and other extremist groups.

It comes amid concern about radicalised Britons who are travelling abroad.

Abu Muntasir, from the Ipswich-based charity Jimas, describes Isis as "evil" and urges people not to "get mixed up".

Jihadi videos posted online are one of the main tools used by the militant group Isis (Islamic State in Iraq and the Levant) to recruit and radicalise people.

About 500 Britons are believed to have become involved in fighting in Syria and Iraq with the group.

Sayed Ali Rizvi, head of the Majlis Ulama-e-Shia organisation, says in the video the UK is "united under various colours, nationalities, cultures and creeds".

He says Isis "are cowboys. They don't represent the religion and are not qualified to represent the religion... We are Muslims united against Isis, against terrorism, against atrocity, against pain and suffering."

Imam Maulana Shahid Raza of Leicester Central Mosque, a leading Sunni cleric, accuses Isis of trying to create corruption and discord within the Muslim world.

London-based Ayatollah Seyed Fazel Milani also condemns the militant group in the video, adding: "We benefit from opinions of others and experience and that's why it is very important to have this unity."

And another Leicester Imam, Ibrahim Mogra, the assistant secretary general of the Muslim Council of Britain, appears in the film, appealing to British Muslim communities to fight sectarian division and extremism.

Online movement

The production of the four-minute video, which has been be posted on the website, was organised by the Faith Associates consultancy.

Its chief executive Shaukat Warraich said: "The leaders of the Islamic faith within the UK felt it was their responsibility to spread the message of peace and unity outside of the mosque and galvanise an online movement, urging British Muslims to think twice about travelling to conflict zones to fight."

Earlier this month, the same leaders were behind an open letter signed by more than 100 imams from urging British Muslims not to travel to war-torn regions.

It called on communities "to continue the generous and tireless effort to make aid donations during Ramadan to help people in Iraq and Syria "in a safe and responsible way", and warned them about going there themselves.

Source: BBC

See also the related videos of Muslims Scholars against ISIS

Sunday, 13 July 2014

History of Hamas Rocket (With Illustrations)

July 2014 witnssed yet another escalation in HAMAS rocket capabilities with the introduction of the new longer range Khaibar-1 M302 rocket, capable of targetting much of the Israeli population. On March 5, 2014 the Israeli Navy intercepted a shipment of “dozens” of rockets identified as “M-302" rockets aboard a cargo ship name the Klos-C in the Red Sea. The rockets were being shipped from Syria to Iran and destine for Sudan where they could be taken through Egypt to Gaza.

The M-302 rocket is a Syrian-made munition that can launch a 375-pound warhead as far as 125 miles. According to Israeli media reports, the model intercepted on March 6, 2014  was an A302, which is five meters long and with a total weight of 500 kilograms. It has a range of 90 kilometers and carries a 170 kilogram warhead.

In a Hizbollah attack on August 4, 2006, what was evidently a 302 mm rocket landed close to the Israeli city of Hadera, some 90 km south of the Lebanese border, the southern-most hit of any rocket fired against Israel during the war. The system is clearly not related to any known Soviet/Russian or Iranian MLRS. It has long been thought that the M302 rockets are Syrian derivatives of rockets for the Chinese WS-1 and/or WS-1B MLRS. The WS-1 (Weishi or “Guardian”) series rockets are visually similar to the Khaibar-1, and the launchers also share some characteristics. Production of these systems is done under license in Turkey and more recently in Thailand.

November 2012 witnessed a major escalation of HAMAS rocket capabilities, as the Iranian Fajr-5 artillery rocket was employed for the first time. With a range of about 75 kilometers, it had twice the range of rockets previously used by HAMAS, and brought Tel Avic and Jeruslalem within range of HAMAS attacks. At the outset of Operation Pillar of Defense, the IDF targeted a significant number of long-range rockets sites (over 40 km) owned by Hamas. 

This deals a significant blow to the terror (author: read resistance) organization's underground rocket launching capabilities and munitions warehouses that are owned by Hamas and other terror organizations. The aim of targeting these sites is to cripple the terrorist organization's rocket launching and weapons build-up capabilities. One Fajr-5 [range of about 75 km] launch site that was struck IAF aircraft was located in close proximity to a mosque and other civilian structures.

Sirens went off late Thursday 15 November 2012 in Tel Aviv sparking a panic and nearly crippling mobile phone service after missiles fired from Gaza approached the city. Israeli officials say the missiles fell into the sea. Palestinian militants issued a statement claiming responsibility, saying they had fired Iranian-made rockets. It is the first time sirens had sounded in Tel Aviv since the Gulf War in 1991. Tel Aviv is about 80 kilometers from Gaza, indicating the use of the Iranian Fajr-5, which has twice the range of the rockets previously used by HAMAS. On Friday 16 November 2012 one rocket landing in a field outside Jerusalem.

Yossi Mekelman, a regional expert at London-based Chatham House, told Radio Free Europe on 17 November 2012 that the Fajr-5 missiles were smuggled from Iran to Gaza through Egypt's Sinai Peninsula. "The assumption is that they arrived through the Sinai Peninsula through the tunnels [to Gaza] because since the end of the Mubarak regime the border [between Egypt and the Gaza Strip] at Rafah is quite open," Mekelman says. "And if you remember, Israel two weeks ago attacked an arms factory in Sudan. So the alleged route goes from Iran to Sudan into the Sinai Peninsula, and the lawlessness in the Sinai enables the smuggling of more and more sophisticated weapons."

The year 2008 saw a dramatic increase in the extent of HAMAS rocket fire and mortar attacks on Israel, with a total of 3,278 rockets and mortar shells landingin Israeli territory (1,750 rockets and 1,528 mortar shells). These numbers are double those of 2007 and 2006, years which marked a five-fold increase over prior years. There was also a significant increase in the number of Israeli residents exposed to rocket fire. 

Prior to 2008, the city of Sderot (about 20,000 residents) as well as villages around the Gaza Strip were the main targets of rocket fire and mortar shelling. In 2008, the cities of Ashkelon and Netivot came under attack by Grad artillery rockets with a range of about 20 kilometers. Later, during Operation Cast Lead, Ashdod, Beersheba, and other cities were attacked by a previously un-identified rocket with a range of 40 kilometers from the Gaza Strip. This rocket created a new reality in which nearly one million Israeli residents [about 15 percent of the entire population] were at risk.

Israel launched an air assault on Gaza on Saturday 27 December 2008, following a series of rocket attacks on its territory and the collapse of a shaky truce that had been in effect for the past six months. Israel's military intelligence chief said Hamas' ability to fire rockets had been reduced by 50%. Hamas rocket fire dropped off sharply, from more than 130 on Saturday 27 December 2008 to just over 20 on Sunday 28 December 2008. Hamas launched a total of 40 rockets and mortars at Israel Sunday 28 December 2008, bringing to around 300 the number fired since the six- month truce ended.

Hamas launched an upsurge in rocket and mortar attacks from Gaza once it declared an end to a truce with Israel on 19 December 2008. By 18 December 2008 Palestinian militants had fired at least 40 missiles into Israel since Tuesday 16 December 2008. On Wednesday 17 December 2008 no less than 24 rockets landed in the Western Negev desert area. On Thursday 18 December 2008 a further seven rockets landed in Israel. 

On December 24, five days after the lull arrangement ended, the cities of Ashqelon , Netivot and Sderot, the towns and villages near the Gaza Strip, the crossings and IDF bases were subjected to a massive rocket and mortar shell attack. At least 60 rockets and mortar shells were fired, most of them by Hamas. Palestinian militants fired over 40 rockets and 20 mortar shells at southern Israeli border towns in the largest daily attack since the end of a six-month ceasefire. Hamas responded by firing more rockets and mortars into southern Israel.

By 15 January 2009, since the beginning of the IDF operation in Gaza (Dec 27, 2008), four Israelis had been killed and 285 wounded by rocket fire. 771 rockets and mortars had been fired at Israel.

The "Color Red" system provides warning to civilians from the launch to the rocket strike:
Up to 10 km. - 15 seconds
10-20 km. - 30 seconds
20-30 km. - 45 seconds
30-40 km. - 1 minute
40-km Range Rocket

Musheir al-Masri, a Hamas spokesman in the Palestinian Legislative Council, said (Filastin al-'An website, December 24) that the rockets which had been launched were only the first message and threatened to extend the attacks beyond what had been carried out so far. He guaranteed that Israel would "be hit in a way it had never been before," and that he was not afraid of Israel threats. The population of the villages bordering on the Gaza Strip, as well as Sderot and Ashqelon, would not be secure "as long as Palestinians are not secure".

Hamas now has longer range Iranian-made rockets, and several hit near the Israeli port city of Ashdod for the first time, 23 miles [37 km] from Gaza.Israel's Home Front Command recommended that all communities within a 40-kilometer range of Gaza be hooked up to the Color Red incoming missile alert system.

On 28 December 2008, two impacts of artillery rockets were identified near the towns of Gan Yavne and Bnei Darom. The rockets were launched from the northern Gaza Strip and attained ranges of some 33-34 km. Examination showed that they were Chinese-made rockets with similar characteristics to standard 122-mm rockets. The maximum range of those rockets is up to 40 km.

While news accounts reference these as Grad rockets [the Russian nomenclature] or "enhanced Katyusha", the rockets used in the attack on Ashdod must have a range twice that of the BM-21 Grad. Photographs of a rocket that landed near Gan Yavne, northeast of Ashdod on 28 December, do indicate that it was a 122-mm rocket. This is inconsistent with the idea that HAMAS was using Iranian-made rockets, either the Oghab with a range of 34-45 km or the Fajr-3 / Ra'ad with a range of 45 km.

The WeiShi [literally "Guardian", (WS) family of the multiple launch rocket systems were developed by China's Sichuan Aerospace Industry Corporation (SCAIC, also known as Base 062) in Chengdu, Sichuan Province. The WeiShi series includes the 122mm WS-1E with a ranage of 40km. The WS-1 series weapon system did not enter PLA service, and was not known to have received any orders from foreign customers.

On 28 February 2008 at least 10 Grad rockets hit the coastal city of Ashkelon, about ten miles from the Israeli border with the Gaza Strip. At least 60 more Qassams, targeted Sderot that day. During the first few days of March 2008 dozens of Qassam rockets and Grad-type Katyushas were fired at Ashkelon, Sderot and communities bordering Gaza. Ashkelon is only a few minutes away from the Qassam-battered city of Sderot, the principal target of Qassam attacks. The western edge of Sderot is about a mile from the border with Gaza. The Israeli Center for Victims of Terror and War found that 28 percent of adults and 30 percent of children of Sderot have post-traumatic stress disorder. when Hamas broke open the border with Egypt, Hamas was able to bring in more of the manufactured Katyusha rockets.

Production of the shorter range Qassam rocket began in September 2001, following the outbreak of the Al-Aqsa Intifada. The rockets have been manufactured and deployed primarily from the Gaza Strip although Israeli Defense Forces have seized rockets in the West Bank. The Qassam rocket is cylindrical and contains a small warhead on its tip. The rocket contains four small stabilizing wings on one end, a middle section containing the engine, and an attached warhead with a detonating fuse on the other end. The rocket is constructed from iron approximately 2.5-3mm thick.

The rocket gets its name from Sheikh Izz ad-Din al-Qassam [less commonly, Izz Al-Din Al-Qassim], a militant Syrian preacher who advocated resistance against European colonial powers in the Middle East during the 1920s and 1930s. Izza-Din Al-Qassam, a Muslim Brotherhood member, fought the French in Syria, lost and then took his fight against the British and Jewish Haganah in Palestine. He preached Jihad (holy war) and revolution against both the British and the Zionists regime, and organized and led the first Palestinian guerilla group. He was killed in action on 19 November 1935 in the first Palestinian guerilla action against British forces. His martyrdom triggered the Great Revolt of 1936-39. Hamas has named part of its organization after Qassam and in recent years developed the Qassam rocket.

The Qassam rocket was first launched into Israeli territory on March 5, 2002, by the Izz ad-Din al-Qassam Brigades. While the rocket lacks a guidance system and is very inaccurate, the initial psychological effect of the rockets upon Israel has been significant. Prior to the Qassam, Palestinian militants lacked the means to conduct long range attacks. The simple nature of the small rocket makes it exceedingly hard for Israeli officials to shut down its production. The IDF has noted that militants commonly hide a Qassam in a commercial truck, drive to a clearing near the Gaza border and launch the rocket. One Hamas website states that this takes only 15 minutes.

In response to Qassam rocket attacks, the Israeli government has launched raids against production factories and launching sites within the Gaza Strip. The Israeli goverment has also installed early warning radar systems to notify communities of Qassam launches and to instruct residents to move to bomb shelters.

Numerous variants of the Qassam rocket have been developed and launched. The Qassam-1, first used in October 2001, had a maximum range of approximately 3-4.5km. The rocket was approximately 60mm in diameter and weighed about 5.5kg. The Qassam-2, used primarily from 2002-2005 was approximately 180cm long, had a maximum range of 8-9.5km and could carry a payload of 5-9kg. Beginning in 2005, newer types of Qassam rockets known as the Qassam-3 were developed, possessing a maximum range of 10-12km and carrying a payload of 10-20kg.

A total of about 450 Qassam rocket attacks were launched against Israel over the two years 2003 and 2004.

In November 2003 Israel Television Channel Two Military Affairs Correspondent Ronnie Daniel reported that the Palestinians were testing stages of a new generation Qassam 4 that was to have a range of 17 kilometers. Since September 2005, the Izz ad-Din al-Qassam Brigades developed a Qassam rocket with a maximum range of 15-16.5km range and two rockets with diameters of approximately 115mm and 155mm, respectively. Additionally, in June 2006 and again in July 2006 the Brigades fired a Qassam rocket equipped with two engines.

During 2004 HAMAS was responsible for an increase in Qassam rocket attacks. A rocket attack on Sderot on June 28 was the first fatal attack against Israelis using Qassam rockets. Two Israelis died in the attack. In September, two Israeli children were killed in Sderot from another Qassam rocket attack. In response to the continued Qassam rocket fire, the IDF launched a three-week operation on September 28, in which 130 Palestinians (among them 68 HAMAS and Palestine Islamic Jihad militants) and five Israelis died, according to press reports.

HAMAS activity dropped significantly in 2005, in part because of its adherence to the ceasefire. After agreeing to the ceasefire, Fatah's militant wing, the al-Aqsa Martyrs Brigade, claimed credit for Qassam rocket launches from the Gaza Strip into the western Negev desert that destroyed property and injured Israeli civilians and soldiers.

During 2006 Israel grappled with the problem of Qassam rocket launches from the Gaza Strip. On numerous occasions, rockets struck Israeli communities in the western Negev desert, including Sderot, or landed near or in the city of Ashkelon. Evidence suggested that Palestinian terrorists were able, on occasion, to improve the range of the Qassams. On at least three occasions, longer-range Katyusha rockets were launched from the Gaza Strip. 

To address the problem of rocket launches from populated areas, the IDF modified its rules of engagement to permit its forces to fire on targets a few hundred meters from Palestinian homes and police positions. Early in 2006, Israeli security officials said Israel was not targeting HAMAS because it forbade its members to participate in Qassam rocket launches. The Israelis maintained, however, that HAMAS activists were providing assistance to militants from other terrorist groups launching Qassams.

Article: Global Security 
Picture: File picture and Google

*Note: Most of the facts in this article have been justified by Islamic Resistance Movement, foremost Hamas and Hezbollah, although the information delivered indirectly. Please look at 2012 speech of Palestinian/Hamas leader, Ismail Haniyeh, Khaled Mash'al, leaders of Bridged al-Quds, Dr. Ramadhan Shalah; and Secretariat of Hezbollah Sayyed Hasan Nasrallah, and several key people among them. Personally, I've several of the collections.

Another thing, kindly, read carefully any words that refer the Islamic Resistance movement to the negative terms. For instance, the word 'terrorist' should be read as 'resistance' in term they fight against the Zionist regime which is the real terrorist. Furthermore, the Islamic resistance movement have right to protect their land.

Tuesday, 8 July 2014

Al-Kubra: Srikandi Islam Dambaan Rasul SAW

10 Ramadhan, ulang tahun wafatnya isteri tercinta dan paling setia, merangkap seorang ibu yang paling penyayang. Dialah Sayyidah Khadijah al-Kubra r.a. Sayyidah Khadijah adalah seorang wanita yang telah mengorbankan jiwa, raga dan hartanya untuk Islam, sehingga kita sebagai umat Islam pada hari ini sangat terhutang budi kepadanya. Justeru, ambillah sedetik waktu untuk kita mengenang kembali pengorbanan beliau dan mendoakannya supaya roh beliau tenggelam dalam lautan rahmat dan kasih sayang Allah swt.

Sayyidah Khadijah adalah isteri pertama Nabi Muhammad Saw dan wanita pertama yang masuk Islam. Dari sisi nasab dan keturunan, beliau memiliki status sosial dari keluarga terhormat yang memiliki kedudukan yang sangat istimewa di antara golongan wanita Jazirah Arab dan Quraish. Manakala dari sudut kesempurnaan, kecantikan, karakter dan kemurahan hati, beliau menjadi kebanggaan bagi para wanita pada masa itu.

Sejak usia remaja, Sayyidah Khadijah menjadi salah satu perempuan dan pedagang paling terkenal di Hijaz. Wanita suci dan agung tersebut menjalankan aktiviti perdagangannya berdasarkan ciri dan karakter utama kemanusiaannya. Ketika berdagang, beliau tidak pernah melakukannya dengan cara yang salah untuk meraih keuntungan. Beliau sentiasa berusaha melaksanakannya dengan tidak keluar dari jalur yang benar. Kejujuran dalam berdagang membuatnya dipercayai oleh masyarakat di Hijaz.

Sayyidah Khadijah menggunakan kekayaan berlimpah beliau untuk membantu orang-orang miskin, anak-anak yatim dan keluarga mereka, bahkan di atas kemurahan hati tersebut, beliau disebut sebagai"  Ibu orang-orang miskin" dan "Ibu anak-anak yatim." Kemuliaan, kemurahan hati, kearifan, kebijaksanaan, kesederhanaan dan kesucian Sayyidah Khadijah telah menjadikan beliau sebagai wanita terkemuka dan dihormati. Gelar "Pemimpin Wanita Quraish" yang diberikan kepada beliau menunjukkan kedudukan tinggi beliau di antara masyarakat Jazirah Arab.

Pada waktu itu, Sayyidah Khadijah dikenal sebagai satu-satunya perempuan pedagang. Pada waktu yang sama, ada seorang pemuda bernama Muhammad yang dikenal dengan kejujuran dan sifatnya yang amanah. Sifat-sifatnya yang mulia akhirnya tersebar di seluruh penjuru Hijaz dan beritanya juga sampai ke telinga Sayyidah Khadijah. Beliau mendengar sifat amanah dan akhlak mulia serta gelaran yang diberikan kepada Nabi Muhammad Saw sebagai "Al-Amin."

Segala sifat mulia yang dimiliki Muhammad saw membuat Khadijah menjadi tertarik dengan pemuda ini. Khadijah kemudian memilihnya sebagai pimpinan rombongan dagangnya. Sebagai pimpinan kafilah dagang, Muhammad Saw berhasil membawa keberuntungan yang tidak pernah diperolehinya selama ini. Hal ini membuat Khadijah semakin tertarik dengan keperibadian pemuda itu. Keagungan jiwa, pemikiran dan cara hidup Muhammad Saw membuat Khadijah ingin hidup bersatu dengannya dalam sebuah rumah tangga.

Meskipun orang-orang kaya Quraish datang untuk meminang Sayyidah Khadijah, tetapi beliau tidak menerimanya. Beliau telah terpikat dengan kejujuran, akhlak mulia dan kerohanian Muhammad Saw. Akhirnya, Khadijah melamar Muhammad Saw dan beliau pun menerima lamarannya.

Setelah menikah dengan Muhammad Saw yang miskin, perempuan-perempuan Mekah memutuskan hubungan dengan Sayyidah Khadijah. Bagi menghadapi situasi tersebut, suatu hari beliau mengumpulkan wanita-wanita Mekah dan mengatakan, "Aku mendengar dari para perempuan Arab bahawa suami-suami kalian memprotes aku bernikah dengan Muhammad Saw. Sekarang aku bertanya kepada kalian, apakah di Mekah dan di tempat lainnya kalian akan mampu menemukan orang seperti Muhammad Saw yang memiliki keindahan dan kemuliaan akhlak, sifat terpuji, nasab dan martabat agung?"

Rentetan kenyataan tersebut, beliau telah memahamkan kepada mereka bahawa orang yang sepadan dengan Muhammad Saw tidak dapat ditemui, namun beliau tidak mampu melenyapkan kebodohan dari hati mereka. Beliau juga tidak mampu memberikan perubahan signifikan terhadap sikap perempuan-perempuan Mekah itu.

Sayyidah Khadijah adalah isteri pertama Nabi Muhammad Saw dan sepanjang hidup beliau, Rasulullah Saw tidak pernah mengahwini perempuan yang lain. Dari hasil perkahwinan tersebut, lahirlah dua anak laki-laki: Qasim dan Abdullah, dan empat anak perempuan: Zainab, Ummu Kultsum, Ruqayah, dan Fatimah, namun kedua putera beliau meninggal dunia sebelum beliau diutus menjadi rasul.

Sayyidah Khadijah adalah wanita agung Islam dan perempuan pertama yang masuk Islam. Sementara Ali bin Abi Thalib adalah laki-laki pertama yang masuk Islam. Kemuliaan tersebut sudah cukup bagi Sayyidah Khadijah untuk menjadi isteri Rasulullah Saw, bahkan kekayaan beliau yang dikorbankan untuk Islam telah menjadi faktor penting dalam perluasan agama Samawi tersebut.

Salah satu sahabat Nabi Muhammad Saw berkata, "Suatu hari Rasulullah Saw melukis empat garisan di tanah dan berkata, apakah kamu tahu maksudnya? Mereka yang berada bersama beliau tidak mampu meneka dan hanya mengatakan, Allah Swt dan Nabi-Nya lebih mengetahuinya. Kemudian beliau bersabda, "Perempuan-perempuan terbaik di syurga ada empat orang: Khadijah r.ah isteriku, Fatimah r.ah puteriku, Asiah isteri Firaun dan Maryam ibu Isa as."

Sayyidah Khadijah adalah seorang isteri yang setia, penuh kasih sayang dan pengorbanan. Beliau penolong terbaik bagi Rasulullah Saw dalam setiap kesulitan. Syair fasih dan bermakna beliau tentang Rasulullah Saw mencerminkan ilmu dan kesempurnaan cinta beliau kepada suaminya itu. Dalam sebuah syair tentang Nabi Muhammad Saw, Sayyidah Khadijah mengatakan, "Jika semua nikmat di dunia menjadi milikku dan jika semua kerajaan dan raja-raja menjadi milikku, maka menurutku semua itu tidak ada nilainya sama sekali jika aku tidak dapat menatapmu."
Sayyidah Khadijah adalah wanita sempurna dan memiliki keperibadian yang agung sehingga beliau lebih istimewa dibandingkan dengan isteri-isteri Rasulullah Saw yang lain, bahkan Rasulullah Saw sangat mencintai beliau. Menurut sejarawan, Aisyah binti Abu Bakar, salah satu isteri Rasulullah Saw, mengatakan, ”Aku selalu kagum dengan cinta Nabi Saw kepada Khadijah; beliau selalu mengingati Khadijah, hingga suatu saat aku hilang sabar dan aku berkata, dia tidak lebih hanya seorang wanita tua dan Allah Swt telah memberikanmu yang lebih baik dari dia. Perkataanku telah membuat beliau marah hingga tanda kemarahan beliau tampak di wajahnya."

Mendengar perkataan Aisyah tersebut, Rasulullah kemudian berkata, "Selamanya tidak demikian…tidak akan pernah ada isteri yang lebih baik dari Khadijah. Ketika semua orang mendustakanku, Khadijah beriman kepadaku. Kekayaannya diberikan kepadaku pada saat-saat yang paling getir. Darinya, Allah Swt telah memberikan anak-anak kepadaku yang tidak diberikan oleh isteri-isteriku yang lain. "

Selama 25 tahun hidup bersama Nabi Muhammad Saw, Sayyidah Khadijah telah memberikan pengorbanan besar kepada beliau dan Islam. Dukungan kewangan, mental dan spiritual kepada Rasulullah Saw, keyakinan dan pembenaran atas kenabian beliau di saat orang-orang mendustakannya, serta pertolongan beliau kepada Nabi Saw dalam menghadapi orang-orang musyrik adalah bagian dari pengorbanan besar beliau kepada Rasulullah Saw dan Islam.

Ketika Nabi Muhammad Saw menjalankan tugas beliau sebagai utusan Allah Swt untuk membimbing umat manusia, orang-orang musyrik mengganggu dan memusuhi beliau. Di saat-saat seperti itu, isteri yang mengerti dan penuh kasih sayang seperti Khadijah adalah penenang hati terbaik yang meredakan kesusahan tersebut.

Ibnu Ishaq, seorang sejarawan terkenal menulis, "Nabi tidak mendengar perkataan kaum yang menolak dan mendustakan, di mana menyebabkan kesedihan dan mengganggu pemikirannya, kecuali Allah Swt telah menghilangkan kesedihan itu melalui Khadijah. Khadijah telah meringankan beban berat dari ucapan-ucapan kasar yang dilontarkan kepada Rasulullah Saw dan membenarkan beliau. Beliau juga memandang hina kepada perilaku dan kelancangan orang-orang musyrik kepada Rasulullah Saw.

Hari kesepuluh dari bulan Ramadhan adalah hari terakhir bagi seorang perempuan yang selama 25 tahun senantiasa mengiringi langkah utusan terakhir Allah Swt. Nabi Muhammad Saw pada hari semacam ini harus merelakan isteri tercintanya untuk kembali kepada Yang Maha Kuasa. Sebuah peristiwa yang menyayat jiwa beliau setelah beberapa waktu sebelumnya beliau kehilangan bapa saudaranya Abu Thalib as.

Wafatnya Sayyidah Khadijah begitu mempengaruhi beliau, sehingga tahun itu disebut sebagai "tahun kesedihan" (Am al-Huzn). Ketika Sayyidah Khadijah as wafat, Nabi Muhammad Saw menangis. Nabi mengusap air matanya yang bercucuran dengan kedua tangannya ketika memakamkan isteri tercintanya. Pada waktu itu beliau berkata, "Tidak ada yang dapat menandingi Khadijah. Ketika semua mendustakanku, dia membenarkanku. Dia menjadi penolongku dalam menyampaikan agama Allah Swt dan dengan hartanya, dia membantuku.

Al-Fatihah buat Srikandi Islam, Ummul Mukminin Sayyidah Khadijah r.ah.

Artikel asal: irib 

Sunday, 6 July 2014

Palestinians and Britons Joint Protest Against Israel

100's of protestors near Israeli Embassy, 
calling fro Israel to stop the war in Palestine.

Sources: and