Sunday, 5 December 2010

Murabbi Cinta

I understand from reading his blog that Ustaz Hasrizal Abdul Jamil dislikes being praised. The wise have always cautioned us to be wary of praises because praises can lead to deterioration. I shall therefore refrain from singing praises about Ustaz Hasrizal's Murabbi Cinta and give credits only where they are due.

How shall I do this? Both Aku Terima Nikahnya and Bercinta Sampai ke Syurga greatly changed my understanding and perceptions about marriage and family life. I am now more realistic and pragmatic and also optimistic about being a man, a husband, a father, and a child. I understand that even in the best of families, the exemplary households of Rasulullah SAW and the Sahabah RAHum, happiness cannot be measured in terms of comfort or the absence of day to day turbulence. The real measure of happiness in families is in how they overcome the challenges in their lives. I think this is one of Ustaz Hasrizal's biggest point.

This time around, Ustaz's children are entering the schooling age and this period is with its own set of challenges. In one incident, Ustaz's eldest son, Saiful Islam (the name behind his website, I believe) got into a small quarrel at school because someone had taunted him with a rather unflattering name. An ordinary tiff kids get themselves into, I myself included (once we were planning to open a burger stall and I was in charge of buying the veggies, which was how I ended up being called "Apek Jual Sayur"). Like many instances that he wrote about, Ustaz Hasrizal approached this as a chance to talk about self-control.

As with his previous books, Murabbi Cinta is a compilation of his writings over at Frequently visitors may recognise most of the content. I haven't checked how much of the book are new. More original content would add value to the book because at least readers will get more than just a hard copy compilation. The blending of Bahasa Melayu and English in Ustaz's writing is both refreshing and limiting, in my opinion. While the style may appeal to the urban and educated audiences, the effect may not be the same for those whose English are not quite good. I also think there are some parts in English that can sound just as eloquent if they are written in or translated into Bahasa Melayu.

That said, Murabbi Cinta and the rest of the series should be required reading for every Muslim Malaysian bakal pengantin, pengantin baru and pengantin lama. (Sorry, I just couldn't an word in English that captures the essence of the word pengantin.)


Afida Anuar said...

Assalamualaikum rol..

Itu lah, banyak tips yang diketengahkan oleh ustaz hasrizal... dalam proses kehidupan kita sebagai manusia, sebelum kahwin, selepas kahwin, bila dah ada anak..

PS: macam nak kasi hint je ni rol;)

ieka said...

salam... bro kalau semua buku dah ada.. buku apa lagi eden nak kasi ni? hahahah.. yerp...agreed that these books are really good to express a wife's thought to the husband and what to expect in her life with a man; and it can be well digested by the husband as it is written by a husband..

all the best in your new life !! :p

r.o.l. said...

afida, ye hint, hint hehehe :-D

ieka, thanks bagi buku tu, moga Allah beri pahala atas hadiah yang penuh bermakna

Anonymous said...

Hi Folks

Just thought I'd post to say hi. I've been a lurker on here for a while and as a natural introvert, I thought it was time to "man-up" and make myself known.

Anyway, hopefully I can add some value on here and don't get flamed too badly ;-)

Cannon Fodder :-)

r.o.l. said...

Why, hello, Sir/Madam/Miss Cannon Fodder (your nick doesn't really say much). Thanks for finally saying Hi.

I accept difference in opinions, I try anyway, not an easy thing to do, but I do put foot down on trolling and asshole-like behaviours (my blog, my rules, OK?). All civilised people are welcomed here, introverts included :-)

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