Friday, February 26, 2010

Not just another day

It's my birthday today, so wish me, wish me, wish me!

Oh well... just thought I'd scream my head out for once. :) No, we never celebrate our birthdays according to the Hijriah calendar so there's no reason to do so this year, is there?

It's Maulidurrasul, the birthday of our dearest prophet (pbuh) - 12 Rabi'ul Awal. I was born on this day many, many moons ago; hence the choice of name given. If I were a boy, surely I would have been named Muhammad or Ahmad.

Though not modern or utterly fashionable, I have always loved my name for the fact that it belonged to a woman who had a very strong character. How I long and hope to have a personality like hers, a woman dearly loved by the prophet (pbuh) - my idol!

If we look at the life the prophet had, he started with quite a deprived childhood. Yet, with Allah's guidance and mercy, he grew up into a man with outstanding values. He never met his father, Abdullah. His mother, Aminah, made a huge sacrifice by sending Muhammad to be nursed by a Bedouin named Halimatussa'adiah - a practice believed to toughen the child. Little did she know that she was going to leave Muhammad fully orphaned a few years later.

Still, Muhammad did not wallow in self-pity. In fact, he gained a lot by living with different guardians. After the demise of his mother, he then lived with his grandfather, who died two years later. It was his uncle, Abu Talib, who brought him up and taught him the traits of commercialism.

Muhammad was the chosen one, thus he had the perfect character ever since he was a child (long before he became a prophet). Even though we are not prophets and are full of flaws, we should always make him our role model and only by reading about him can we learn about this noble and respectful man.

19 comments:

Mawar_Mohamad said...

Selamat Hari Lahir buat kak D :-) u deserve a treat still, i bet the kids have gifts all ready for their mum ;-)

Selamat menghayati the presence of our prophet Muhammad (mpbuh) too. It'll b a good to us all insyaAllah

Kak Teh said...

Salam maulidurrasul dan selamat menyamut hari jadi, D!

Oldstock said...

Salam D,

At first I thought I had missed your birthday until you mentioned tahun Hijrah. You caught me there.

Selamat menyambut Maulidirrasul... and happy hijrah birthday too :-)

Hmmm... how do modern and fashionable names sound like?

Kama said...

HAPPY BIRTHDAY D!
May you and your family be in Allah's blessings always.

(psstt.. give me an old-fashioned name anytime D. orang dulu2 namakan anak dengan nama bercirikan Islam.. nama nabi, isteri & keluarga & sahabah etc.. orang modern lain sikit.. tapi tak mengapa, to each his/her own.

rad said...

Selamat ulangtahun kelahiran hijrah D. Semoga kekeal dlm limpahan rahmatNya di samping anak2.

silversarina said...

Happy Birthday D !

Semoga diberkati .Amin.

Naz said...

Happy Birthday, D!
Semoga panjang umur, murah rezeki :)

Ms B said...

Happy birthday dear! I hope the weather where you are is as good as London, sunshine and mild temp.

Wish you more love and happiness.

fifi said...

Happy Birthday..!
Fifi x

Anonymous said...

Happy Birthday D!

its very hot down here laa...

KC

nadiah said...

Salam,

Just passing by...let me guess, your name is KhaDijah? Belated happy and blessed hijriah birthday!!

anggerik merah said...

D, happy b'day to you..

Raden Galoh said...

happy birthday sis...lewat dah akak ni, maklum brain fog teruk off late, byk yg nak buat tak berhasil sbb lupa...

moga Allah terus limpahkan kasih syg perlindungan dan keberkatan dlm hidup you... amiin.

love you deearly sis.

myrasya said...

happy birthday, D. i always read your blog but never put any comment because i was "shy" (is that the word, but it's that kind of feel) because simply i don't want to jump in without a proper say. well, happy birthday and may Allah bless your life with love and happiness. love, myrasya

~~nAzIrAh aShAr~~ said...

haPPy bIrthdaY!!mAy aLL uR wiSh cOme tRue..

MULAN said...

oohh.. happy birthday... keep track tak yg ke berapa ni.. happy & healthy always..!!

jooli said...

SORRY... missed it. Hope it was a great, and have a great life ahead, D.
Think about it-- Rasulullah was never brought up by Muslims; but he was of course blessed by Allah in every way.

mekyam said...

what rahmat to share the prophet's birthday. selamat hari lahir, D!

melatie said...

I am happy being a silent reader.
Happy Birthday!

Salam manis
Saidatul Azian