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Branding: Character Building, Materi ngajiMod Edisi 14 Muharram 1432 H Desember 25, 2010

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“Branding: Character Building”

by: Pak Hakimul Batih

The NgajiMod meeting started with the recitation of Surah Al-An’am verse 75-92. A lesson by understanding these verses was we should be grateful to Allah subhanahuwata’ala because of the  greatest human pleasure, that is Islamic faith, blessing is what we get with the gift of God is great without effort, as the prophet Ibrahim’s efforts to find his God that was mentioned in this verse.

The theme of Kajian of this week was “Branding: Character Building”, the inspiring story which was very intercorrelating with this theme is the laying of Hajarul Aswad (The Black Stone of Ka’bah) by Rasulullah Muhammad Shallallahu ‘alaihi wasallam. In about 605 A.D., when the Holy Prophet was 35 years old, a flood swept Mecca and the building of the Ka’bah was badly damaged. The Quraish decided to rebuild it. When the walls reached a certain height, a dispute arose between various clans as to whom should the honor of placing the Black Stone (Hajar Aswad) in its place go. This dispute threatened to assume serious proportions but, at last, it was agreed upon that the first person to enter the precincts of the Ka’bah the next morning should arbitrate this issue.

It so happened, that first person was none other than Muhammad (s.a.w.a.). The Quraish were pleased with the turn of the events because Muhammad was well recognized as the Truthful and Trust-worthy personality.

Muhammad (s.a.w.a.) put his own robe on the ground and put the Black Stone on it. He told the disputing clans to send one representative each to hold the corners of the robe and to raise it. When the robe was raised to the required level, he took hold of the Stone and put it in its place. This was a judgement, which settled the dispute to the satisfaction of all the parties.

At this time, he had entered into several business partnerships and always acted with great integrity in his dealings with his partners. ‘Abdullah, son of Abu Hamza, narrates that he had entered into a transaction with Muhammad (s.a.w.a.). Its details had yet to be finalized when he had suddenly to leave promising that he would return soon. When, after three days, he went again to the spot, he found Muhammad (s.a.w.a.) waiting for him. Muhammad (s.a.w.a.) did not remonstrate with him. He just said that he had been there for all those three days waiting for him. Saib and Qays, who also had business transactions with him, testify to his exemplary dealings. People were so impressed by his uprightness and integrity, by the purity of his life, his unflinching fidelity, and his strict sense of duty that they called him “al-Amin,” the trusted one. The characters of Rasulullah Muhammad shallallahu ‘alaihi wasallam was built before he became a messenger of Allah.

With regard to cultivating the spirit of modeling for Characteristic building, we could also take the example of the prophets in characters building and branding namely, siddiq (honesty), amanah (trustworthy), tabligh (communicative) and fatonah (intelligence). By these main characters, a person could increase their value in front of human moreover Allah subhanahu wata’ala.

Ngajimod was ended by sholat maghrib jama’ah then continued with gala dinner. the special menus were prepared perfectly by Ria as coordinator. Dessy and friends served nice “choccolate pudding” and Mbak Dede fried yummy fried bananas. What a complete nutritious food at this night !!!! alhamdulillah. All of the foods were given free for all of NgajiMod members bythe food provider…jazakumullahu khairan, may Allah give them the better rewards for it amiin.

Bakso-sossiz-mushrooms Soup by Ria

Chocolate puding by Mbak Dessy

Fried banana by Mbak Dede

 

 

 

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