Monday, April 03, 2006


Imagine if there are many people gather in one place and each of them have the same needy to go to bathroom, that is the crowded in the bathroom. That was what happened in the last I’tikaf.
Here is the incidence in the bathroom.

“knock knock knock…..”

No answer

“dum dum dum” [more severely]

‘brakkkk brakkkkk brakkkkk” someone inside the toilet knock back more more severely with uttering unclear grumble .

After few minutes an old lady came out from the toilet with gloomy face grumble something… The queue seem didn't care, she just an old lady, they saw each other, talking with their eyes, the gesture suffice to say they were mocking to that old woman who coming out hastily from the bathroom.

Next to another toilet, the same long queue. They are knocking more severely, their face like a warrior who ready to kill the enemy…

“Knock knock knock”…

“Wait please….. I am taking bath” [a voice from inside]..

“Huuuuuuuh, [the queue protest like a chorus]

“There are long queue quick…..”

“This is not the right time to taking bath huhh….. hurry up … we all about get urinate on our pants”

Thanks Allah I had to leave, so I didn’t see the next sad episode of bathroom incident.

Girls obviously gathered there to worship Allah…They were gathered there to follow the series of I’tikaf schedule, there were spending their time to from the morning to the night to do ibadah mahdoh, spend the days listening the khutbah, reading the qur’an, stand the whole night doing tahajud……

Most of them are da’wah actives. Perhaps they are muslimah who come to the ground to face the hunger and tell them to be patience… Perhaps they are same people who say to the poor to not be anarchist to the injustice government.. Perhaps they are the same people who hold the hand of the orphan to say them stop crying

Indeed patience is a theory that always beautiful to preach… nice to discuss but hard to practice…It is easy to be patient if we are surrounded by comfort but extremely hard to be patient when it touch our needy as human…the egoism always conquer us...

Perhaps that why Allah subhana wata’ala say that to be patience in the period of panic pain and adversity is a kind of righteousness.

It is not righteousness that ye turn your faces Towards east or West; but it is ......
to be firm and patient, in pain (or suffering) and adversity,
and throughout all periods of panic.
Such are the people of truth, the Allah.fearing.
[Qur'an Al Baqarah 2:177]

Astaghfiruka wa atubu ilaika….
May Allah bless us more with patience....
Bandung, 2 Syawal 1426 H

Previously :
[I'tikaf 1]: ~The Battle with the System or The Battle with the Nafs~

[I'tikaf 2]: ~The Biggest Perpetual Enemy~


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