Monday, May 3, 2010

020510 Rollin with a weak body & soul

We were all created from dust & earth.

Remember, as invincible as we think we are - we all vulnerable to HIS forces.
"HE is the One Who has made perfectly everything He has created: HE began the creation of human beings with clay, And made HIS progeny from a quintessence of the nature of a fluid despised: But HE fashioned him in due proportion, and breathed into him something of HIS spirit…” Quran 32:7-9 (As-Sajdah, the Prostration)
“Then We made the sperm into a clot of congealed blood; then of that clot We made a (foetus) lump; then we made out of that lump bones and clothed the bones with flesh; then we developed out of it another creature. So blessed be Allah, the best to create!” (Quran 23:14) (Surat Al-Mu’minun, The Believers)
“We have indeed created humankind in the best of molds.” Quran 95:4 (Surat At-Tin, The Fig)

“The work of Allah who has perfected everything (He created). Qur’an 27:88 (An-Naml, The Ant)

Of course that doesn’t mean that everything YOU do is perfect. It refers to your abilities, your potential. You are perfectly capable of fulfilling every obligation that Allah has laid on you; of bearing any burden that is laid on your shoulders; and of achieving any noble dream that Allah has placed in your heart. You were created without flaw, with a pure soul imbued with fitrah, a powerful mind, and strength in a body whose magic is still not understood by modern science.

Ever wonder why a Muslim is allowed by ALLAH to get sick? Abu Sa'id al-Khudri R.A. reported that the Prophet said: Whenever a Muslim is afflicted with a hardship, sickness, sadness, worry, harm, or depression - even a thorn's prick; Allah expiates his sins because of it. (Hadith - Muslim & Bukhari)

It's been a while since I got sick. Never in my deepest soul that I think I'd never get ill. But as mere humans, we sometimes forget who we are. And so that particular morning and a few days before the ride, I actually felt horrible. My mind was cluttered & body subconsciously weak.

Dull grey - my soul, a total wreck.

me, Najib, Izwan, Mr. Won, Amin, Bulek, John,
Suhaimi, Acap, Syaruk Hulk & my dull grey clone

All smiles but deep down I was dull grey & hangin on a thread.

Welcome Izwan to our clan

Not cycling shall make me feel worse and create havoc to my well being.
The Maplay boys enticed us to follow them to KLIA, but even Dr. Pauzi & Wak Jali had to take a rain cheque. The route wasn’t set as I'm not gonna kill myself with the unforgivable kilos. We just looped a usual route.Even for the last 10km, I was a mess. Could only do 20kph. The leaders slowed down, probably sensing my incapability to exert anymore. My taps ran dry. I was weak to the core.

Better safe than sorry

Why should you indulge yourself with such strenuous activity when you know you can’t do it? I know for a fact that some people would torture themselves for the sake of glory. Vainglory I would say. They know that their body can’t take the punishment & yet for showmanship or for status wise - they would rather die. For what? That's plain stupidity...

Count your blessings while you are sick, using the opportunity to seek forgiveness of sins and remaining patient during the affliction.


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Anonymous said...

Weekend 23rd ni main mane bang, nak jugak try nak ikut. Dah lama tak update kat, tak dapat nak follow2.

Man CIOCC said...

Maaf adikku, sya terpaksa bertugas. Cuma Friday 28th. sya akan kayuh 50km fast ride ke Salak jam 6:30 am sharp. Malamnya ride PCM. Sunday 30th. long ride at leat 100km, 6:30 am sharp rolling ke PD atau paling dekat Bagan Lalang. Gimme a buzz for conformation.