17 June 2011

Darul Akhyar (Pt 3) - Alhamdulillah

About 100 poor children and orphans have registered at Darul Akhyar. Although no Form 3 pupils were planned to be taken in, to avoid interruption to their studies before PMR exam in six months’ time, ten of them have finally been accepted as they happen to be from this locality and are already attending the very school the other Darul Akhyar children will go to.Also admitted into Darul Akhyar are twelve children of Form 4. Realising the need to help without delay these two older groups of Form 3 and 4, we have already started tuition classes for them.

Next week we hope to start classes for Form 1 and 2 pupils. So Pakcik is starting to be kept busy again, and with more enthusiasm as well.

Not long ago the position was one of despair. It even crossed Pakcik’s mind to call it a day. But now unexpected help has come to keep Almanar running at full swing again. Soon children will come and go by vanloads.

To end this longish posting allow Pakcik to quote part of a short Surah from AlQuran, Surah Alnasr (no 110). I am drawn to think of this Surah because it is so strange to see certain parts of the Surah carrying ertain similarity to what is happening at Almanar.

It has been widely documented that this Surah was known to be the last Surah to be revealed to the Prophet (SAW)in its complete form. When he first recited this, a couple of his companions were seen to shed tears. They understood the implication of this Surah, a signal that the Prophet had completed his mission on earth. This Surah was revealed about the time our Prophet gave his famous Great Farewell Speech (khutbah alwada’), giving a clear indication of pending departure. True enough, within a couple of months from these two incidents, our Prophet (SAW) left us.



Part of Alnasr

When comes Allah’s help, and victory; and you see people joining Allah’s religion in droves; give glory to your Lord and seek His pardon …..

And now I see the help He has given and how suddenly droves of new pupils coming to Almanar – and I say ‘Subhanakallah waghfirli zanbi.’ For me a great challenge lies ahead and for these very poor children and orphans I cannot afford to fail.

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24 comments:

Ummie said...

If I'm there, I do not mind to give a helping hand.
Even to sweep the floor...
It's amal jariah, after all.

Wan Sharif said...

Aptly titled -Alhamdulillah.. May Allah shower all his believing servants who are/will be striving to serve Him -AlFath and allow them (to be like you) to say Glory be to you, Oh Allah! and Do forgive all my sins (transgressions?)
Fatabarakallah!!

Anonymous said...

Pak Cik,
All the best to you, hopefully you will be granted fresh spirit from Allah to teach them. Give me a call when you are in need. I am very pleased to lend you a hand :)

AZMIERA

Al-Manar said...

Ummie,

Bless you for the charitable thought

Al-Manar said...

Ayah Wang,

I say amen to that

Al-Manar said...

Azmiera,

You have already lent a hand to reorganise our library. I cannot thank you enough ss it is.

nali said...

dear pakchik, i wish you the best of everything in this honourable undertaking of yours. may ALLAH make it easy for you. you see them as blessings bestowed on you. i see that those children are very blessedly lucky to have you. mudah2an pakchik...

sintaicharles said...

I am so happy for you.

Cat-from-Sydney said...

Dear Pakcik,
I'm appointing myself as the official pet of Darul Akhyar....hehehe...Alhamdulillah. May the blessings of the Almighty be bestowed upon you and your undertakings. I'd love to lend a hand too. Coincidentally, yesterday Mama gave a talk to some poor kids who are currently studying at boarding schools. She also taught them how to make a sandwich. purr...meow!

Al-Manar said...

Nali,

If there is success at the end of the day, credit must go to the school in the first instance and the children's home. We give the extra bit that helps to tilt the balance, so to speak.

Al-Manar said...

Sintaicharles,

Thank you. I am happy just to be a part of it, just as you yourself are doing. Remove the school and all, we can achieve next to nothing.

Al-Manar said...

C-f-S,

Kind thoughts are what we all need to feel that we are not alone. It is better we can have some sandwiches with catfish spread ...

kaykuala said...

Dear Pak Cik,
Alhamdulillah! A fulfillment and a responsibility all rolled into one and happening at the same time. It is a challenge most apt and wishing you All the Best. I'm glad!

p3chandan said...

InsyaAllah hasrat murni Pakcik akan di berkati dan di beri balasan yang berganda2 didunia dan akhirat...

Al-Manar said...

Kaykuala,

Akhi Hank, it is indeed a challenge as you said. I only hope that it is not an insurmountable one, which can very well be.

Al-Manar said...

p3chandan,

Hasrat memang ada tetapi kemampuan sepenohnya belum tentu. Kalau doktor yang pakar seklipun janganlah pesakit dah sampai tahap tk ada harapan. Terima kasih P3.

abdulhalimshah said...

Pak Cik,
It is the Will of ALLAH that you continue the Amal Jariah,which shall be the Fountain of Rewards in Hereafter.May the Grace of ALLAH bestow you the steadfastness and perseverance in hemming AlManar to it's destiny for posterity.

asamkeping said...

Pakcik,
Saya doakan semoga Allah SWT mengurniakan kesihatan tubuh badan, jasmani dan rohani demi meneruskan niat suci dan ikhlas berbakti di jalanNya.Ameen..

kotastar said...

SYUKUR!!!

Will get back to you later. taniah diatas kejayaan

zam

Al-Manar said...

Akhi AHS,

Terima kasih. Saya sedih membaca berita terakhir dari Cork.

Al-Manar said...

Asamkeping,

Doa yang baik untuk kita semua.Ameen. Masing masing ada tugasnya. Tak ada seorang pun dapat elak dari hakikat ini. Kadang kadang tak terfikir.

Al-Manar said...

Kotastar,

Saya pun terkenang hendak mendengar berita dari Kotastar, terutama selepas melihat siaran yang meluas tentang Kirkby bari baru ini.

Will be waiting for some news from you.

Salaam hormat.

Temuk said...

The ustaz reminded us in his ceramah last night that as true muslims we must never be satisfied with the level of ibadah that we have attained, as that would actually mean creating a stumbling block to getting ourselves closer to Allah. We should, he said, continue to upgrade our ibadah both in terms of its quantity and quality. And we know that you are certainly doing just that. May Allah give you His unending guidance and love and bestow upon you His endless blessings! Salam bahagia.

Al-Manar said...

Dear Temuk,

That ustaz knew what he was talking about. But how many among the audience really understood appreciate his talk?

You were generous with your doa. May you be equally blessed.

Salaam hormat