Saturday, January 3, 2009

Be an Utrujjah (Orange)?

bismillahi walhamdulillahi 'alaa rasulillah,

i came across this hadeeth while reading Fadhailul 'Amaal earlier tonight. At the same time, it reminds me very much of my other half, how he loves to eat small/mini oranges very much :). Now i know why he was so addicted to that fruits ;)

from Abu Musa Al Asy'ari RA, Allah’s Messenger sallalahu 'alaihi wassalam said :

"The example of a believer, who recites the Qur'an and acts on it, is like an orange (utrujjah) which tastes nice and smells nice.

And the example of the believer who does not recite the Qur'an but acts on it is like a date that tastes sweet but has no smell.

And the example of a hypocrite who does not recite the Qur'an is like a colocynth (bitter apple) which tastes bitter and has a bad smell."

And the example of the hypocrite who recites the Quran is like a sweet basil (raihanah)which smells good but tastes bitter."

[rawahu Bukhari, Muslim, Nasa'ii and Ibn Majah]

So inshaAllah, we should all strive to be like the believer who is like an orange : the one who is emanating beauty because of his/her attachment to the Qur'an. And may Allah protect us from being like the hypocrites, ameen!

ps : striving for orange...nang rasa oren ..he he he..:)

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