Wisdom behind the name "Ayub"

Throughout your life, I'm sure you'll have that moment when you always wonder why your name is as such. Or maybe its just me. I always wonder why my brother's name is Muhammad Amirul Iman. but mine is just. Ayub. Just simple and plain. Ayub.

When everyone since to have that cool nickname, mine have always been "Yeop". Witty in some sense but, Its always confusing when someone trying agree to something or is it me that they are calling. Other than "Yeop", arwah Uncle Zoob used to call me "Ah Chong", relatives used to call me "kalimutu", and during high school, Nirmala used to call me "a.j" not to confuse with my other long lost relative Ayub Hadi, so those two alphabets seems to stuck with me all the way to Uni. Despite many still call me, ayub =) exception for Butet still calling me "kelubi"

It starting to becomes apparent why its Ayub when I reached my mid teen, i become hot headed, hot tempered and rebellious. I do not know whats wrong with me, I just developed this "God knows where it came from" character. Ibu always remind me of how i should exemplify Allah's Prophet Ayub (AS) through observing patience, and she did an amazing job in managing my internal rage. Guidance has always been a blessing.

Now when i reached early twenties, i found another wisdom behind my name being Ayub.

So that i could name my child. Salahuddin.
For if I fail. He could continue the legacy.
Legacy of Islamic Revival throughout history.

So my dear son, if you stumble upon this later on in your life.
and if I'm gone before I can say you this. Know this.

Your name is, Salahuddin Al-Ayyubi.
The Just ruler of Palestine.
Born for victory. or martyrdom

"...Our Lord, grant us from among our wives and offspring comfort to our eyes and make us an example(imam) for the righteous."
[Holy Quran 25:74]

Takbir !! ALLAHU AKBAR !!

6 comment:

B. Arafia says:
at: May 21, 2011 at 11:34 AM said...

such an inspiring post.

: Hamba Allah says:
at: May 21, 2011 at 11:56 AM said...


a.j. says:
at: May 21, 2011 at 7:39 PM said...

b.arafia & k.k : Jzklh

walhamdulillahirabbil a'lamin

Syafiq Afifi says:
at: May 21, 2011 at 10:30 PM said...

such delight

Unknown says:
at: May 22, 2011 at 1:06 PM said...

nice! InsyaAllah, amin!

a.j. says:
at: May 23, 2011 at 3:34 PM said...

butet: BUTET!!!

yana: amin amin!