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"O Allah! We seek goodness from Your Knowledge and with Your Power (and Might) We seek strength, and We ask from You Your Great Blessings, because You have the Power and We do not have the power. You Know everything and I do not know, and You have knowledge of the unseen. Oh Allah! If in Your Knowledge this action (We are about to take) is better for my religion and faith, for our life and end [death], for here [in this world] and the hereafter then make it destined for us and make it easy for us and then add blessings [baraka'] in it, for us. O Allah! In Your Knowledge if this action is bad for us, bad for our religion and faith, for our life and end [death], for here [in this world] and the hereafter then turn it away from us and turn us away from it and whatever is better for us, ordain [destine] that for us and then make us satisfied with it."


عَنْ عُمَيْرِ بْنِ هَانِئٍ الْعَنْسِيِّ ، قَالَ : سَمِعْتُ عَبْدَ اللَّهِ بْنَ عُمَرَ ، يَقُولُ : كُنَّا قُعُودًا عِنْدَ رَسُولِ اللَّهِ ، فَذَكَرَ الْفِتَنَ فَأَكْثَرَ فِي ذِكْرِهَا حَتَّى ذَكَرَ فِتْنَةَ الْأَحْلَاسِ ، فَقَالَ قَائِلٌ : يَا رَسُولَ اللَّهِ وَمَا فِتْنَةُ الْأَحْلَاسِ ؟ قَالَ : ” هِيَ هَرَبٌ وَحَرْبٌ ، ثُمَّ فِتْنَةُ السَّرَّاءِ ، دَخَنُهَا مِنْ تَحْتِ قَدَمَيْ رَجُلٍ مِنْ أَهْلِ بَيْتِي يَزْعُمُ أَنَّهُ مِنِّي ، وَلَيْسَ مِنِّي ، وَإِنَّمَا أَوْلِيَائِي الْمُتَّقُونَ ، ثُمَّ يَصْطَلِحُ النَّاسُ عَلَى رَجُلٍ كَوَرِكٍ عَلَى ضِلَعٍ ، ثُمَّ فِتْنَةُ الدُّهَيْمَاءِ ، لَا تَدَعُ أَحَدًا مِنْ هَذِهِ الْأُمَّةِ إِلَّا لَطَمَتْهُ لَطْمَةً ، فَإِذَا قِيلَ : انْقَضَتْ ، تَمَادَتْ يُصْبِحُ الرَّجُلُ فِيهَا مُؤْمِنًا ، وَيُمْسِي كَافِرًا ، حَتَّى يَصِيرَ النَّاسُ إِلَى فُسْطَاطَيْنِ ، فُسْطَاطِ إِيمَانٍ لَا نِفَاقَ فِيهِ ، وَفُسْطَاطِ نِفَاقٍ لَا إِيمَانَ فِيهِ ، فَإِذَا كَانَ ذَاكُمْ فَانْتَظِرُوا الدَّجَّالَ ، مِنْ يَوْمِهِ ، أَوْ مِنْ غَدِهِ ” أبو داود

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Importance of a good shaykh by Shaykh Abd'al-Qadir al-Jilani Radi Allahu anhu

Al Ghawth al-Adham Shaykh Sayyad Abd'al-Qadir al-Jilani Radi 'Allahu anhu said: You must work hard to ensure that your hearts are not locked out of the door of His nearness. Be sensible! You are getting nowhere. You must seek the company of a Shaykh who is learned in the law [hukm] and knowledge ['ilm] of Allah (Almighty and Glorious is He), and who will show you the way toward Him. Without seeing the successful [muflih], one cannot succeed. If a person does not seek the company of scholars who put their knowledge into practice ['ulama 'ummal], he is a chicken from an egg abandoned by the rooster and the mother hen.

Seek the fellowship of those who enjoy fellowship with the Lord of Truth (Almighty and Glorious is He). What each of you should do, when the night has grown dark and people have gone to bed and their voices are silent, is get up, take an ablution [yatawadda'], perform two cycles of ritual prayer [yusalli rak'atain] and say: "O my Lord, guide me to one of Your righteous servants near to You, so that he may guide me toward You and make me familiar with Your path." The instrument [sabab] is necessary. Allah (Almighty and Glorious is He) was quite capable of guiding [His servants] to Him without the Prophets [anbiya']. Be sensible! You are getting nowhere. You must awaken from your heedless folly. As the Beloved Prophet Salla Allahu ta'ala 'alayhi wa Sallam has said: If someone relies entirely on his own subjective judgement, he will go astray. Try to find someone who will be a mirror for the face of your religion [din], just as you look in the mirror to check the appearance of your outer face, your turban and your hair. Be sensible! What is this crazy foolishness? You say, "I don't need anyone to teach me," and yet the Beloved Prophet Salla Allahu ta'ala 'alayhi wa Sallam has said: The believer is the believer's mirror [al-mu'minu mir'atu 'l-mu'min].

When the believer's faith is sound, he comes to be a mirror for all creatures. They behold their religious faces [wujuh adyanihim] reflected in the mirror of his speech, every time they see him and get close to him. What is this craziness? Not a moment goes by without your begging Allah (Almighty and Glorious is He) to provide you with more than you already have to eat, to drink, and to wear, with more sexual opportunities and more income. These are not things that could increase or decrease, even if you were to be joined in your plea by every supplicant whose prayers are answered [da 'in mujab].

Supplication [da 'wa] will neither increase one's sustenance by so much as an atom, nor reduce it by an atom. This is a foregone conclusion [mafrugh minhu]. You must devote your attention to doing what you have been commanded to do, and to avoiding what you have been forbidden to do. You should not worry about that which is bound to come your way, because He guarantees that it will come to you. Allotted shares [aqsam] arrive at their appointed times, whether they be sweet or bitter, whether you like them or dislike them.

The people [of the Way] attain to a condition in which they no longer have any prayer of supplication [du'a] or request [su'al] to make. They do not beg [in their prayers] to gain advantages, nor to get rid of disadvantages. Their supplication comes to be a matter concerning their hearts, sometimes for their own sake and sometimes for the sake of all creatures, so they utter the prayer of supplication without conscious premeditation [fi ghaiba].
"O '' Allah, endow us with good behaviour in Your company under all circumstances!
[When the believer's faith is sound], fasting [sawm], prayer [salat], remembrance [dhikr] and all acts of obedience [ta 'at] become second nature to him, mingled with his flesh and blood. Then he receives protection from Allah (Almighty and Glorious is He) under all circumstances. The restraint of the law [hukm] does not desert him, not for an instant, while he is on this course. The law comes to be like the vessel in which he sits, as he travels over the ocean of the power [qudra] of his Lord (Almighty and Glorious is He). He goes on traveling over it until he arrives at the shore of the hereafter, at the shore of the ocean of grace and the hand of nearness. Thus he is sometimes in the company of creatures and at certain times in the company of the Creator. His work and toil are with creatures, while his relaxation is with the Creator.
From Shaykh 'Abd al-Qadir al-Jilani, "The Sublime Revelation (Al-Fath ar-Rabbani)," translated by Muhtar Holland (Al-Baz Publishing, Houston, 1992), p. 426-8.
On the authority of Abu Hurayrah r.a., who said that Prophet Muhammad S.A.W. said: Allah SWT said:

Whosoever shows enmity to someone devoted to Me, I shall be at war with him. My servant draws not near to Me with anything more loved by Me than the religious duties I have enjoined upon him, and My servant continues to draw near to Me with supererogatory works so that I shall love him. When I love him I am his hearing with which he hears, his seeing with which he sees, his hand with which he strikes and his foot with which he walks. Were he to ask [something] of Me, I would surely give it to him, and were he to ask Me for refuge, I would surely grant him it. I do not hesitate about anything as much as I hesitate about [seizing] the soul of My faithful servant: he hates death and I hate hurting him. (It was related by al-Bukhari)

“Allah! There is no God save Him, the Alive, the Eternal. Neither slumber nor sleep overtaketh Him. Unto Him belongeth whatsoever is in the heavens and whatsoever is in the earth. Who is he that intercedeth with Him save by His leave? He knoweth that which is in front of them and that which is behind them, while they encompass nothing of His knowledge save what He will. His throne includeth the heavens and the earth, and He is never weary of preserving them. He is the Sublime, the Tremendous.”

Tuesday, January 3, 2012


April, 2006 – Kajian : Nik Zafri Abdul Majid

Sebarang penyalinan, penggunaan, muaturun, cetakan, applikasi, rujukan kepada artikel ini dalam apa juga bentuk sekalipun perlu mendapat kebenaran pengarang terlebih dahulu. Pengarang tidak bertanggungjawab sekiranya mana-mana panduan yang diambil dari artikel ini gagal diaplikasikan oleh kontraktor dan klien tanpa merujuk kepada pengarang atau mana-mana perunding projek dan pengurusan yang bertauliah terlebih dahulu.

Dalam sektor pembinaan, klien memerlukan setiap projek disudahkan berasaskan elemen-elemen berikut :

1. masa dan belanjawan yang ditetapkan,
2. tanpa sebarang kerosakan,
3. efisien
4. spesifikasi yang ditetapkan,
5. selamat dan berkualiti,
6. dibekalkan oleh sebuah syarikat/kontraktor yang berwibawa (dari segi kewangan dan pengurusan)

Klien yang telah mempunyai track record dengan kontraktor yang sama mengharapkan pengurangan dalam kos dan masa projek.

Tujuan adanya Indeks Prestasi Utama (KPI/IPU) adalah untuk memastikan satu bentuk ukuran diwujudkan ke atas prestasi projek dan kontraktor yang menjalankan operasi pembinaan. Maklumat ini akan digunakan sebagai tandaras yang akan menjadi komponen utama sesebuah organisasi bagi mencapai konsep amalan terbaik.

Klien biasanya akan menilai kesesuaian kontraktor dengan sesebuah projek yang dijalankan dengan meminta kontraktor supaya membekalkan maklumat bagaimana mereka dapat menunjukkan prestasi mengikut petunjuk-petunjuk yang telah ditetapkan oleh klien.

Sesetengan maklumat ini boleh didapati daripada kontraktor yang telah pun menjalankan inisiatif penandarasan atau objektif organisasi yang telah diukur dan lain-lain. Maklumat ini akan menentukan kekuatan dan kelemahan sesebuah organisasi/kontraktor dan rancangan untuk meningkatkan lagi mutu perkhidmatan mereka secara berterusan.

IPU/KPI untuk sektor pembinaan perlu mengambilkira elemen-elemen seperti, masa, kos, kualiti, kepuasan klien, pindaan kerja yang dilakukan oleh klien, prestasi perniagaan dan keselamatan kerja.

Terdapat pelbagai petunjuk yang digunakan bagi tujuan analisa samada di peringkat projek atau di peringkat organisasi/kontraktor itu sendiri. Sebelum mendefinisikan IPU/KPI, 5 peringkat utama perlu dikenalpasi iaitu :

1. Kesanggupan untuk melabur oleh klien di mana syarat dan keperluan perniagaan serta rekabentuk konsep akan bermula,

2. Kesanggupan untuk membina bila masa klien telah mengarahkan pasukan projek memulakan operasi,

3. Sediada untuk digunakan apabila projek telah disiapkan dan persediaan untuk menggunakannya telah diatur,

4. Tempoh Liabiliti Kerosakan di mana kontraktor perlu memperbaik sebarang kerosakan sehingga tempoh ini tamat,

5. Kelupusan Jangkahayat Projek – apabila apa yang dibina telah sedia untuk digunakan oleh pengguna.

Sebelum memulakan aktiviti IPU/KPI, jenis projek dan cara ianya dijalankan perlu diambilkira umpamanya ‘Rekabentuk dan Bina’ (D & B), Turnkey, ‘Kejuruteraan, Pembelian, Pembinaan dan Commissioning (EPCC), Inisiatif Pembiayaan Projek (PFI/IPP), Konvensional dan lain-lain.

Antara petunjuk-petunjuk yang biasa digunakan (IPU/KPI untuk sektor pembinaan) pula ialah:

1. Masa – Tempoh pembinaan, tempoh ramalan – rekabentuk dan pembinaan, penukaran spesifikasi yang dijangka/tidak dijangka oleh kedua-dua klien/kontraktor dan tempoh membaikpulih kerosakan.

2. Kos – kos pembinaan, kos ramalan – rekabentuk dan pembinaan, kos penukaran spesifikasi yang dijangka/tidak dijangka oleh kedua-dua klien/kontraktor, kos membaikpulih kerosakan dan kos semasa.

3. Kualiti – kerosakan mengikut tret/kategori/lokasi dan sebagainya – sebelum, semasa dan selepas tempoh pembinaan, isu kualiti secara proaktif dan reaktif,

4. Kepuasan Pelanggan – sebelum (pra-tender/kontrak), semasa (operasi/tempoh kontrak/projek) dan selepas (DLP/CPC/CMGD/CF)

5. Penukaran Spesifikasi/Kerja (deviation/amendment) – oleh klien dan kontraktor,

6. Prestasi Perniagaan – Keuntungan, produktiviti, pulangan modal kerja, pulangan & ratio tambah nilai (value-added), faedah, pulangan pelaburan (ROI), ramalan keuntungan projek, pesanan ulangan (repeat order) dari klien yang sama, baki kewangan dan tempoh capaian akaun penutup (final accounts)

7. Keselamatan dan Kesihatan Pekerjaan – Kemalangan, kematian dan kecederaan (accident/incident) yang dilaporkan (termasuk elemen aktuari jika perlu), dan kemalangan/kematian/kecederaan yang melibatkan kerugian tempoh (loss-time injury/accident/incident – LTI)

Nota : Elemen dan petunjuk sebagaimana yang dipaparkan di atas (faktor a. – g.) adalah panduan pengarang semata-mata dan perlu disesuaikan mengikut jenis projek yang dijalankan. Kadangkala tidak kesemua elemen atau petunjuk adalah bersesuaian.

Klien dan kontraktor (termasuk perunding projek – pelbagai tret) perlu mengambilkira elemen/objektif/petunjuk yang dipilih mengikut prioriti/keutamaan pada masa perancangan IPU dimulakan dan jenis peralatan (seperti QCC/MP) yang sesuai.