Wednesday, October 7, 2009

THE CAR

History has stated that without the invention of the tire, people today would not have known about cars. So the tire was the key design to the development of the car and other transport medium we know today. But that’s centuries back.

Today, the car has become a little bit more sophisticated and more vulnerable. This is talking from the maintenance point of view since a car now doesn’t only needs it tires to be checked regularly, but also its engine and other machines that’ll make the car work or at least gets it going. Even the smallest of parts under the hood is as important as the engine itself.

So, yesterday I went to service my car at a nearby workshop. Usually I’d head to proton service center, but didn’t have the time and money, so decided just to have my lubricant serviced. Before that, the night before, my car got overheated on my way to UNITEN for my EMS test. The day before that, GG took the car to Putrajaya for his rowing practice, and the aircond suddenly wasn’t cooling anymore. I actually thought it was due to the aircond gas, but since the car suddenly suffered from abrupt turning off, I got the sense there was something wrong with the engine. The lubricant is almost dried up. That should be the cause. (It’s been almost 3 month since my last service, plus with the broken mileage meter, I had no idea when to service the car..was planning to do it after my finals which is mid November)

Forced to get things fixed, I took the car to the workshop. There. Only that I knew my water pump was leaking. That was the cause to my over heated engine. Solution:

1. Get it replaced for RM140 (pump) + RM20 (labor)
2. Frequently fill the radiator with water..Before leaving the house or after a long parking period.

And I took the later.

Don’t know how long I can stand this routine, but eventually will have to replace the pump after all.

The water pump. It’s not the main component of the car, but has a big side effect if it’s broken. Closely related to the performance of the car’s engine and the coolness of the aircond blow. So how could we related this to life?

If the engine is analogically the man’s heart (jantung), then the water pump could be the human’s respiratory/sweating system. Insignificant compared to the role the heart is playing. But if our sweating system doesn’t functions as it should, that’ll cause other problems which will sooner or later burden the heart itself. 

If the engine is the heart (hati), then I could say that the water pump could be the good deeds we do. How is that logically put together? The heart would be the main host for our true aqidah and iman. The main core to be truly a servant of Allah. Thus the good deeds (amal) are insignificant compared to the core matter. (understanding that the minimum requirement for jannah is the syahadah). But does this neglect the significant relationship of our deeds and our aqidah? No. With the true aqidah, one must still perform ibadah and instill good deeds (amar ma’ruf nahi munkar) because it’s the testimony of what we believe in. trying to increase the quality of our ibadah, is just likely to be similar to servicing our car so that the engine runs smoothly. If our deeds are not good enough, then be prepared that our engine (aqidah) will face troublesome times. Thus always service ourselves for that smooth ride.

But do bear in mind. If the core is suffering from certain malfunction, then it is our priority to aid that first. Just like the car, if both the engine and the water pump needs repair, we’d probably and logically opt to repair the engine first. Basic priority problem here. As for us, if all our body is suffering from various disease, we would cure the heart first compared to others.

Thus having the right aqidah is a priority. Compared to the other matters of this deen, the ummah’s aqidah is top priority. But do we see that our ummah now has the right aqidah set in their lives? Is the ummah’s engine running fine?

We’re not moving brothers and sisters. The car engine is dead!

To revive it will constitute our time, our effort, our belongings..our lives.

يَا أَيُّهَا الَّذِينَ آَمَنُوا هَلْ أَدُلُّكُمْ عَلَى تِجَارَةٍ تُنجِيكُم مِّنْ عَذَابٍ أَلِيمٍ

تُؤْمِنُونَ بِاللَّهِ وَرَسُولِهِ وَتُجَاهِدُونَ فِي سَبِيلِ اللَّهِ بِأَمْوَالِكُمْ وَأَنفُسِكُمْ ذَلِكُمْ خَيْرٌ لَّكُمْ إِن كُنتُمْ تَعْلَمُونَ

[as-Saff 61:10] O you who believe! shall I lead you to a merchandise which may deliver you from a painful chastisement?

[as-Saff 61:11] You shall believe in Allah and His Apostle, and struggle hard in Allah's way with your property and your lives; that is better for you, did you but know!

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broQ: updates on Abi (Dr. Hafidzi. Mohd Noor)

1. alhamdulillah, kesihatan abi makin baik berbanding sebelum ramadhan. mungkin berkat doa ikhwah/akhawat semua. jzkk ana ucapkan atas keperihatinan antum semua. berbanding dengan ramadhan2 sebelum ini, sejak abi mula dialisis, puasa ramadhan kali ni alhamdulillah dapat penuh.

2. sumbangan kewangan yang di initiate kan oleh jamaah, telahpun sampai sasarannya. dan sampai ke hari ini, setelah tabung ditutup, kami masih menerima sumbangan terus secara peribadi. sekali lagi ana ucapkan jzkk. moga Allah menggantikan apa yang antum infakkan dengan yang lebih baik. dan moga apa yang diberikan itu ada manfaat dan keberkatannya dalam usaha menyembuhkan keadaan abi.

3. insyaAllah abi akan ke cina untuk transplant dalam pertengahan november. belum pasti siapa yang akan temankan abi sepanjang proses perubatan disana. pada awalnya, plan nak buat pertengahan oktober ini, tapi kerana urusan kerja dan keluarga, dilewatkan sedikit.

4. abi masih menjalani proses dialisis seperti biasa. every isnin, rabu dan jumaat petang (3pm-7pm). sepanjang ramadhan hingga kini, abi lebih selesa memandi ke pusat dialisis sendiri. kadang-kadang kami adik beradik akan hantarkan (mana yang ada di rumah). tapi nampaklah, kesihatan abi lebih baik berbanding sebelum ini.

5. sekali lagi ana ucapkan jzkk pada semua yang menyumbang baik dari kewangan, doa, support dan sebagainya. moga Allah mengganjari jasa antum pada kami sekeluarga dengan jannah firdaus. tanggungjawab antum sudah selesai, ana, adik2 dan umi akan teruskan tanggungjawab kami untuk jaga abi sebaik mungkin. kami sedar, abi bukan milik kami sendirian...tapi milik ummah seluruhnya.

3 comments:

+akufobia+ said...

semoga tetapkan kekuatan untuk kalian sekeluarga.kerana kita samasama sayang abi.

kahfi8 said...

salaam,

ohho, relatekan keperluan air utk kereta dan keperluan manusia pada 'makanan rohani'nye yea..

didoakan anta sekeluarga sihat2 belaka.

HambaAllah Yang Memakmurkan said...

Allahuakbar!! semoga Alah meneguhkan hati kita semua.

abi lebih selesa memandi ke pusat dialisis sendiri <--ingat mandi ape la..rupanya memandu )^__^