Welcome to the World, My Son…

Salahuddin Yusuf bin Mohammad Fulim finally made his grand entrance into this world at 10.02am, 26 November 2009 Wukuf Day, ‘Eid ul-Akbar eve…

My dearest Yusuf, this is my advice to you my son:

“And remind them of when Luqman said to his son whilst instructing him. ‘O my son do not associate anything with Allah, as indeed associating anything with Allah is a great transgression.’ And We have enjoined upon the human being [to be dutiful to] his parents, his mother carried him enduring fatigue upon fatigue and his weaning lasted two years. So be grateful to me and your parents and to Me is the final destination. But if they endeavour to make you associate with Me that which you have no knowledge, do not obey them but accompany them in this world with kindness and follow the way of those who return to Me. After which you will all return to Me and I will inform you about all you used to do. ‘O my son, even if it were the weight of a mustard seed and was [hidden] in a rock, or in the heavens, or in the earth, Allah would bring it forth. Indeed Allah is the Sublime the All Knowing.’” (Al-Quran 31:13-16)

The Prophet (salAllahu ‘alayhi wa sallam) said, “Sit with the scholars and listen to the speech of the wise, for verily Allah the Exalted gives life to the dead heart with the light of wisdom as he gives life to the dead soil with rainwater.”

`Umar ibn al-Khattab (radiAllahu`anhu) said, “Honour in this world is in wealth, and honour in the Hereafter is in righteous actions.”

 ‘Umar ibn al-Khattab (radiAllahu`anhu) said, “Good interaction with people is half of intelligence, good questioning is half of knowledge, and good planning is half of subsistence.”

It has been reported that the Prophet (salAllahu ‘alayhi wa sallam) said, “The one who wakes up in the morning and complains about the scarcity of livelihood, it is as though he is complaining against his Lord. The one who wakes up and is sad over the affairs of the dunya, it is as though he has woken up angry with Allah. And the one who humbles himself in front of a rich man because of his wealth will have lost two-thirds of his Religion.”

`Uthman ibn `Affan (radiAllahu`anhu) said, “Worrying about the dunya is a darkness in the heart, while worrying about the Hereafter is a light in the heart.”

`Ali ibn Abi Talib (radiAllahu`anhu) said, “The one who seeks after knowledge, Paradise will seek after him; and the one who seeks after disobedience, the Hellfire will seek after him.”
Why We Chose Salahuddin Yusuf as Your Name



We named you Salahuddin Yusuf, after the great Salahuddin al-Ayyubi. The name Ṣalāḥ ad-Dīn means “Righteousness of Faith.” ‘Yusuf’ was Salah ad-Din real name.  Salah ad-Din was a great man, a wise Muslim leader with a rare character that cannot be found in most Muslims and Muslim leaders of today. Richard the Lion Heart once praised Salah ad-Din as a great prince, saying that he was without doubt the greatest and most powerful leader in the Islamic world.

Here are what some Westerners said about Salah ad-Din Yusuf Al-Ayyubi:

It is equally true that his generosity, his piety, devoid of fanaticism, that flower of liberality and courtesy which had been the model of our old chroniclers, won him no less popularity in Frankish Syria than in the lands of Islam.
René Grousset (writer)
A Knight without fear or blame who often had to teach his opponents the right way to practice chivalry.
An inscription written by Kaiser Wilhelm II on a wreath he laid on Saladin’s Tomb
Well dear son, your life as a musafir in this worldly plane has just begun. With each tiny step you take we wished you much love and blessings, and much hope that the Great Lord will guide us all so that we’ll made it to the next plane successfully together….
Here’s some food for the thought, a poem written by Rudyard Kipling:

If you can keep your head when all about you
Are losing theirs and blaming it on you;
If you can trust yourself when all men doubt you,
But make allowance for their doubting too;
If you can wait and not be tired by waiting,
Or, being lied about, don’t deal in lies,
Or, being hated, don’t give way to hating,
And yet don’t look too good, nor talk too wise;

If you can dream – and not make dreams your master;
If you can think – and not make thoughts your aim;
If you can meet with triumph and disaster
And treat those two imposters just the same;
If you can bear to hear the truth you’ve spoken
Twisted by knaves to make a trap for fools,
Or watch the things you gave your life to broken,
And stoop and build ’em up with wornout tools;

If you can make one heap of all your winnings
And risk it on one turn of pitch-and-toss,
And lose, and start again at your beginnings
And never breath a word about your loss;
If you can force your heart and nerve and sinew
To serve your turn long after they are gone,
And so hold on when there is nothing in you
Except the Will which says to them: “Hold on”;

If you can talk with crowds and keep your virtue,
Or walk with kings – nor lose the common touch;
If neither foes nor loving friends can hurt you;
If all men count with you, but none too much;
If you can fill the unforgiving minute
With sixty seconds’ worth of distance run –
Yours is the Earth and everything that’s in it,
And – which is more – you’ll be a Man my son!

We love you Yusuf. 

Ibu wished you a safe journey, my darling! Remember, you came from the bloodline of one of the great Harimau nan Selapan…so, be true to yourself  and never bow your head down to anyone else except Allah and Muhammad s.a.w. Nothing else matters in this world except ‘ilm, ‘ilm, ‘ilm….


About helwa

We enter this world alone, we take our last bow from this plane of existence alone...we stood before Him alone....
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2 Responses to Welcome to the World, My Son…

  1. melayu dagang says:

    Harimau nan selapan….

    sejarah yang telah di putar belit oleh penulis2 mungkar…

    dari ranting manakah datangnya yang empunya blog ini?


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