Wednesday, December 22, 2004
Snow is falling heavily outside. It's gonna be white all over again. I am enjoying the winter season.
MashaAllah, it is very beautiful with the snow everywhere, the earth looks very pure, clean, and calm. Subhanallah, it took just seconds for Allah to cover the entire place with snow. It is just beautiful, and undescribable with words!
Today gonna be nice-inshaAllah-even without the sun. It's snowing and it's just -1 degree C. It's not very cold. This means we can go out enjoying the falling snow. The past few days had been very cold and prevented people from going out. Most people prefer to stay warm at home rather than walking under the falling snow and fast,freezing blowing wind.
The snow, is one of the signs of the greatness of Allah. It's a beautiful creation, though not the entire world is blessed with it. Allah knows best the reasons behind His creations.
Saturday, December 18, 2004
Masa susun buku kat Allen tadi, jadi 'terkagum' (buat kesekian kalinya) dengan banyaknya buku-buku yang ada di library tu. Kalau perhatikan, rasa-rasanya ada buku yang dah bertahun orang tak pegang.
Terfikir jugak, ada ker orang yang nak baca semua ni? Tiap2 hari orang menulis dan ade jer karya baru (dgn Izin Allah). Sape yang nak baca semua tu yer? Ditambah lagi di zaman ni yang mana orang lebih suka menonton dan mendengar, bak kat Imam Muhammad, kita sekarang ni adalah 'MTV generation'.
Kalau orang yang suka membaca, macam mana diorang bahagikan masa yer?
Lepas tu, kalau sesebuah buku tu habis dibaca, akan disimpan, disimpan, disimpan, dan berhabuk. Siapa yang akan baca lagi?
Well, time2 menulis ni terfikir satu 'buku' yang orang tak bosan nak baca n 'khatam'kan berkali-kali .. ape die jenis buku tu yer...?
The book is AlQuran al-Karim, Kalamullah. Setiap hari orang dok baca berulang-ulang. Ada yang faham dan baca dengan penuh perasaan sampai meleleh2 air mata. Ada yang tak faham pun baca jer sebab nak pahala, redah Allah dan ganjaran syurga. Yela...sapa yang tak nak kan..?
Rasanya tak kena sangat kalau Quran dibandingkan dengan buku2 lain, sbb quran punya maqam yang lebih tinggi dan mulia...
cumanya semalam baca psl shaykh AbdulBary Yahya [cikgu almaghrib =) ], kat Vietnam sana, memula kerajaan die haramkan org baca quran...tp, lepas tu, since diorg found out yg muslims tak reti pon sebenanya apa yg diorg baca, baru diorg benarkan balik bacaan Quran....
Sedey la jugak sbb mmg itu reality hubungan kita dgn alQuran skrg ['~']
~Competition of the Hereafter : open, unlimited (because of the mercy of Allah azzawajall)
[competition of the dunya - only one of the two parties will get rewarded and this causes animosity]
Love of Ibadah : do it a lot!
Fasting is about the state of the heart someone is in
Solat (qiyamullail) will be rewarded on (one of them) how tired a person is ..
->Be thankful, use the ni'mah of Allah to gain the pleasure of Allah
Kisah : a boy (ghulam) who told the king how to kill him,"Take an arrow from my quiver and shot the arrow by saying, By the name of the God of this boy,"
->The boy didn't told the king to kill him out of nothing, it was for all the people to embrace Islam.
Jannah is after striving. Why are we not striving for the matter of the religion?
::many people sold their souls for a very low price of this dunya
Always refer to the Quran for guidance
:: If not, who is going to guide us?
~to be able to pray five times a day is great jihad
[notes from tazkirah by Imam Ibrahim at Uqbah Mosque, ramadhan 1425AH]
Monday, December 13, 2004
-tadi, logged 0n to campus mail untuk check email TA for time and venue of the final review. Then, masa dah logged in, nampak banyak sangat junk mails. So, perused through the emails before deleting them, just to make sure I would not delete any 'serious emails' that were sent by 'real people' whom I knew. Alhamdulillah, I've deleted the junk emails, and signed out.
Erm, ... did I forget something?
Yeah, I didnt even look for my TA's email regarding the review. I totally forgot about it after being 'preoccupied' for a few seconds with the junk emails.
Erm ... any thoughts?
Try to relate this situation with our daily lives as 'ibaadullah.
How easy it is to forget our real intentions are. In a matter of seconds, we might forget who we are and what are we supposed to do ......
Saturday, December 11, 2004
Look around us, how many people are not muslims?
To be a Muslim is not easy; many reverts have struggled to find the truth and guidance from Allah ta'ala. They have gone through years and years without Islam, and indeed it is painful.
Being Muslims as early as we were born is a fantabolous ni'mah ever!
Okay, let's say a travel agent called and told you that you have won a free return ticket.
"Yeay! a free flight ticket!, but wait a minute ... I've got the ticket, but where am I going?"
This is exactly the same question that we should ask ourselves, "Yeay! I am a Muslim, but what am I supposed to do now? Where am I going?"
Alhamdulillah, Allah azzawajal has given us the perfect travelling planner and map for us to travel safely and happily in this world. Take al-Quran and ahaadeeth with us whenever and wherever we go. InshaAllah we will not lose focus on the exact, straight path that we should take and the exact, recommeded things that we are supposed to do during our short journeys.
Do not lose the 'ticket' for it is the key to get the 'boarding pass' to Jannah.
Do not become too preoccupied with this world for it may make us 'miss' the flight.
~Having a bussiness-class flight ticket but not coming to the right airport at the right time brings no benefits at all ....
~And you cannot will unless (it be) that Allah wills - The Lord of a'lamin [81:29]
Saturday, December 04, 2004
15:2 (Al-Hijr - The Rocky Tract)
[ .. - this will be on the Day of Resurrection when they will see the disbelievers going to Hell and the Muslims going to Paradise]
>> to be continued insha Allah
Friday, December 03, 2004
Thursday, December 02, 2004
Awak keje tak?
Erm .... haah
Part time jer ... kat lab
Owh..erm....bape jam seminggu?
Sikit jer .. dalam 10 jam. Itupun kalau aku rajin
Haah..naper? Awak nak keje gak ker?
Erm...takdelah..tak larat kot
Tak..tadi kat masjid imam ada cakap pasal part time, full time ni
Imam suh kite reflect balik diri kita..kita ni muslims part time ker muslims full time..
Ehehe...tricky soklan tuh
Erm...tulah pasal..aku asyik terfikir jer pasal kita ni betul-betul serius atau tak dalam menjaga agama...
Sebab kadang-kadang, kita jadi muslims part time jer. 5 kali sehari. Lain dari tuh, kita pun tak pasti identiti aqidah kite.
Aduish .... kena jadi muslims full time nih..
Ehehe...tak boleh jugak. Sebab kalau orang kerja full time pun, paling lama kerja dari pukul 8 pagi sampai 5 petang, isnin sampai jumaat. Kalau kita nak jadi muslims full time...parah jugak tuh...
Cuba fikir...kalau jadi muslims setakat full time jer...kite hanya akan jadi muslims siang hari jer...masa bersama-sama kawan. Isnin sampai jumaat. Malam hari dan weekends kita rehat sekejap dari jadi muslims. Sedih betulla kalau macam tu...
Ermm...betul gak tuh. Habis tu macam mana?
Well, imam kata..jadilah Muslims kini dan selamanya..Tiap saat kita kena jadi muslims. Maknanya, setiap perkataan, perlakuan, dan pendek kata 101% aspek hidup kita kenalah sebagai muslims...
Betul gak...kalau tak macam mana kita nak cita-cita mati dalam keadaan Islam kan....
Haah...sebab Allah kata wala tamutunna ILLA wa antum muslimun..Janganlah kamu mati melainkan dalam keadaan muslim.....dan kita tak tahu bila turn kita.
Okes...meh sedia payung sebelum hujan. Btw, nak keluar nanti jangan lupa bawa payung sbb kat luar tengah hujan lebat tuh =)
Tuesday, November 30, 2004
Friday, November 19, 2004
The commander, hence, started preparing himself for this mission… He used to ride his horse venturing into the sea until the water would almost reach the bridle of the horse. Little by little he used to come closer to the fortified walls of Constantinople and yell at the top of his lungs, as if addressing Allah’s messenger, Prophet Muhammad (pbuh): “I will be that person.”
He then got back to learn the art of management, the art of governing and the art of war… He mastered 6 languages and kept increasing to his experience… He had this target in front of his eyes.
Then when he became 21 years old, he conquered Constantinople.
~see, isn't it great to be a muslim =)?
Thanks to AmrKhaled
::I am proud, I am happy, and I am thankful to be a Muslim::
I am proud to be a Muslim!
Everyday when I wake up, I thank God for the fact I am alive for another day as a Muslim.
I enjoy to be a Muslim!
Every Muslims whom I meet, I can greet her/him for everyone is my sister or brother.
I am happy to be a Muslim!
Every seconds of my life, I am always in service for God.
I am grateful to be born as a Muslim!
From my very first breath, I am in full submission to God.
Thank you Allah for this wonderful,priceless faith!
~~the straight and narrow path to our final abode
Sunday, November 14, 2004
Ramadhan is over, so what about after ramadhan?
Ramadhanis only read and finish the Quran during Ramadhan
They go to the mosque only during Ramadhan
They give out charity and do a lot of good deeds only in Ramadhan
Everything stops once Ramadhan is over
Rabbanis continue to read the Quran thru out the year
They continue to go to the mosque every single day
They give charity and do good deeds continuosly
Everything goes on even after Ramadhan
Ramadhan comes and goes
but Allah never leave us even for a split second...
Friday, November 05, 2004
"ehem..ehem"...berdehem-dehem kecil Imam Ibrahim melangkah masuk ke dalam masjid. Sambil membetul-betulkan kopiah di kepala, matanya meninjau-ninjau ke sekitar ruang sembahyang di situ. Dilihatnya ada Tuk Mat, Tok Ali, dan beberapa lagi 'rakan sebaya'nya. "Erm....muka-muka yang biasa juga hari ini..", desis hati Imam Ibrahim. Bukan dia tidak suka dengan orang-orang yang di hadapannya itu, cuma ada sedikit rasa kekecewaan yang membungkam di dadanya, sejak sekian lama. Apa tidaknya, yang hadir ke masjid hanya orang-orang yang sudah di hujung senja seperti dirinya. Tidak kelihatan kelibat anak-anak muda yang tadinya dilihat ramai di padang di seberang jalan bertentangan masjid. Dia tahu malam ini ada perlawanan bola di sana. "Mungkin 'jemaah' besar anak-anak muda sedang berkumpul dan sibuk bermain masa ini", bisik hati Imam Ibrahim lagi.
Perlahan-lahan dia meminta Che Mat yang sudah penuh beruban kepala dan misainya mengalunkan azan dan kemudian iqamat. Seperti biasa, Imam Ibrahim mengetuai jemaah yang tidak lebih dari sebelas orang itu. Selepas solat dan munajat yang agak panjang, Imam Ibrahim mencapai mikrofon berusia entah berapa tahun dan memulakan kuliahnya . Bila dilihatnya kawan-kawan sebaya di hadapannya sudah mula 'tunduk khusyuk' dan 'memancing-mancing ikan', Imam Ibrahim pun menaikkan sedikit suaranya sambil berkata, "InshaAllah saya akhiri kuliah saya pada kali ini dengan.." dan dilihatnya dengan tidak semena-mena semua muka menjadi ceria. Lalu Imam Ibrahim pun menghabiskan kata-katanya,
"Narrated Abu Hurairah radiaAllahu anhu, the prophet (pbuh) said, "No salat is more heavy for the hypocrites than the fajr and the isya' prayer, but if they knew the reward for these salat at their respective times, they would certainly present themselves(in the mosques) even if they had to crawl. The Prophet (pbuh) added, "certainly, I intended (or was about) to order the mua'ddhin to pronounce iqamah and order a man to lead the salat, and then take a fire flame to burn all those who had not yet left their houses for the salat (in the mosques)"
Lalu orang-orang yang di hadapannya pun terdiam dan tergaru-garu kepala..entahlah samada memikirkan keseriusan hadeeth ini atau kehairanan dengan ke'terrer'an Imam bercakap bahasa Inggeris malam itu...
Saturday, October 30, 2004
Terasa sunyi sekali di sini. Tinggal bersendiri dan duduk di sini.
Dalam tidak sedar, pantas masa berlalu. Rasa-rasanya hayatku sudah makin menuju akhirnya.
Sunyi semakin terasa
Makin banyak ku palit titik hitam dosa di jendela hatiku
Dalam tidak sedar ruang di dalamnya sudah makin kegelapan
Cahaya yang suatu ketika terang dan tak tehalang
Kini makin malap dan tertutup
Rasa-rasanya sudah semakin jauh aku dari cahaya Tuhanku
Malam semakin sunyi
Gelap tidak bercahaya
Tasik airmata bagaikan kontang
Diserap dengan timbunan lalai yang menggunung
Rasa-rasanya hati menangis sendiri
bulan mulia ini tidak jemu menemani
tapi untuk sekejap ini sahaja
tapi aku abaikan dia kala dia bertamu
kebetulan pada masa ini aku tidak punya cukup waktu
Tapi bila terkenang ruginya tidak menghabiskan masa dengannya
Rasa-rasanya ini hanya dolak-dalihku
Saturday, October 23, 2004
Pabila malam terasa begitu cepat berlalu
dalam qiyamku di hadapan tuhan
Fasih sang imam mengalunkan kalimah suci
makmum akur mendengar
Di manakah aku
di sunyi sepertiga malam
lena panjang di dalam dakapan kedinginan musim
bilamana perindu-perindu ampunan tuhan
mengalunkan pengharapan menumpah titisan air mata
Pabila siyam ku terasa begitu pantas berakhir
dalam kekalutan mengejar rentak kehidupan
Manusia disibukkan dunia
Aku semakin jauh ketinggalan
Di manakah aku
dalam suci bulan ramadhan ...
-tuhan, berilah kami kekuatan...ameen-
Friday, October 22, 2004
Today is Friday
Ramadhan starts on last Friday
only two days left before the second phase of ramadhan
What have I done in these past 8 days..
People are busy
Are we busy fasting and praying?
or are we busy procrastinating?
What are you going to do tonight?
go to the cinema or walmart?
Or to a soccer tournament?
or just staying at home watching tv and sleep earlier?
What about performing teraweeh?
and reading some verses from the Quran?
Let's do some justice to our souls.....
Sunday, October 17, 2004
Syaikh Mukhtar Maghroui
Dhunoob : disobedience, maasiah
Dakwah is about correcting others. If someone is not ikhlaas in correcting himself/herself, the fruits of the dakwah is bitter. This is a consequence of dhunoob.
The relationship of one civilazation with one another is intertwined w/ maasiah.
Evil is rejected in the divine presence.
Adam and hawa, and the people of Nuh as a nation, Aad, Tsamud, the people of Luth, Firaun and his people, the children of Bani Israel are punished because of their dhunoob
Allah will do the same to us if we do dhunoob. Allah will unleash the same forces which were unleashed on the previous nations if maasiah prevail.
Industrial, economic power,military : men are making themselves as ends not as means.
+ Ya Muhajirun, say to them if 5 matters occur among you, and I seak refuge of Allah ta'ala if you in your time witness these. Whenever fahisya (sexual promiscuity/zina =sexual incounter outside marriage) appears to such extent that it is practiced openly, epidemic and diseases that do not exist in the previous generations, and whenever people cheat and violate the scaling, disasters : moral detoriation ,economic hardships, unleashing of the unjust might of rulers, punishment on the whole nation, and when the rulers among them did not lead by the book of ALlah, then ALlah will unleash their mutual mights against each other (between internal citizens, sisters nation), it is He Allah ta'ala who is able and has the power to deliver punishment from below you, from above you, and Allah will divide by genders between you, and then taste the might of one another.
+Al-hudaybiyah : the son Suhayl Ibn Amr, the son of musyrik who signed the treaty with RAsulullah came to the tent and embraced Islam... Suhayl got anger and slapped and beat his son. Rasulullah said, "please give him to me, we havent sign the treaty" and Suhayl said, "No!" (3 times). rasulullah s.a.w looked at the son and said, "I am sorry, I have given them my words and I have to keep my words. "The son said, "what? you are giving me back to them? They're going to turn me away from my deen?" Rasulullah said, "go and Allah will find a way for you."
+ Allah wants to keep us from this maasiah, for us, to maximize our happiness not for HIM because He Ta'ala is ever competence. There's nothing that Allah orders us except that's beneficial to us. There's nothing that Allah forbids except that which is harmful to us.
+ In us, we have nafs. If we were left with ourselves, we'll hurt ourselves. That's why Allah sent down prophets to guide us to the real happiness.
+ Ask Allah for the strength of taubah for all the mistakes that keep us distance from Allah ta'ala.
[apa yg sempat dicatatkan shj ... ]
Friday, October 15, 2004
- intention + states of mind
Recitation of the Quran
- Connects to Allah azzawajall
- connects the actions of the believers
- infinite power!
Monday, October 11, 2004
Bila hati kian suci
Tiada yang tersakiti
Peribadi menawan hati
ciri mukmin sejati
Tapi bila hati busuk
pikiran jahat merasuk
akhlak kian terburuk
dia jadi makhluk terkutuk
jagalah hati jangan kau kotori
jagalah hati lentera hidup ini
jagalah hati jangan kau nodai
jagalah hati cahaya ilahi
bila hati kian dendam,
bagai api dalam sekam
penuh bara kehancuran
hidup pun jadi mengerikan
tapi bila memaafkan
batin tenteram tak tertekan
asal lawan jadi kawan
hidup damai kita rasakan
jagalah hati jangan kau kotori
jagalah hati lentera hidup ini
jagalah hati jangan kau nodai
jagalah hati cahaya hidup ini
Pernahkan anda melihat ulat bulu sebelum ini? adakah anda terasa geli terhadap ulat tersebut?
Pernahkah anda melihat rama-rama? adakah anda suka melihatnya?
Ulat bulu dan rama-rama ini boleh diibaratkan seperti seorang insan sebelum dan sesudah Ramadhan al-mubarak. Dia memasuki bulan Ramadhan dengan keadaan seorang hamba yang kotor dan menjijikkan. Dan didalam bulan Ramadhan, dia tinggal di dalam kepompong ibadahnya dan menawan nafsunya dengan penuh kepayahan yang diiringi dengan kesungguhan.
Akhirnya, dia keluar daripada Ramadhan seperti rama-rama yang indah. Keluar terbang mengepak-ngepakkan sayapnya dan hinggap di bunga yang manis bermadu. Insan itu terbang jauh dari keadaannya yang penuh maksiat dan kejahatan kepada kemanisan ibadah dan iman di hatinya.
Tuesday, October 05, 2004
Dari keturunan mulia
Berjalan jauh ke timur kota
untuk menyisir rambutnya
kesan tinggi taqwa dan iman nya
Gadis suci baitul maqdis
meminta lindungan Rabb nyaPenuh ketegasan
tatkala malaikat datang dalam rupa menawan
Gadis suci baitul maqdis
gadis terbaik satu dunia
terpilih untuk mandat yg payah
Menangis merintih dalam kesakitan
berjuang melahirkan zuriat istimewa
Lahir tanpa bapa
dari rahim Gadis suci baitul maqdis
Gadis suci baitul maqdis
pulang ke kotanya bersama bayi merah
menerima perintah utk diam tidak berkata
sehingga Isa anaknya menegak kebenaran untuk nya
terbit bahagia sesudah derita
Gadis suci Baitul Maqdis
dari keturunan mulia
For an example, a student found out that he did not do very well in all of his tests. He started to lose control on his time and started to lose attention on his studies. He does not know why he can no longer control himself and cannot focus on what he is doing. He lost his self confidence.
The cycle goes on until the student is trapped in this situation. He finally just gave up and decided to drop out of school.
Why is this happening and what is the best way out from this dilema?
When I enter Jannah, I will see a big,huge castle in an endless garden, in it I will see river of milk, river of wine, abundance of fruits, and beautiful hurinain.
I wanna be there, but dont work hard enough to deserve it.....what about you?
Sunday, October 03, 2004
Saturday, October 02, 2004
It is cold inside
I am going nowhere
Sitting here finishing my lines
I was thinking of having the perfect planner of my day
What was the best time to play soccer
Where was the best spot to play
When would the field become available
So I've waited till afternoon
When I was going to kick the ball
Oh no, there were people over there
Guess I had to wait
So I've waited till sunset
I was running excitedly to the field
Oh no, people were still playing there
Perhaps I would wait a little bit more
It was now past midnight
and guess what?
I was still waiting and
Yeah! the people were all now gone
I called my friends
Let's us play!
I was running
Playing and kicking the ball
It was now past two in the morning
It was cold out here
It was cold inside
I have the best planner for my soccer practice
No matter what it takes
I never thought that I was going to be very exhausted
of planning, and waiting, and playing soccer
and I forgot to include the best planner on how to get up early in the morning
to pray fajr
I just got up
and I've missed another fajr prayer
It is cold out there
It is cold inside
Tuesday, September 28, 2004
Datang dan perginya akan dikenang
Ingat-ingat wahai insan
Dunia ini hanya persinggahan
Tumpang berlalu mencari bekal
Kelak kita kan pergi kerana kita bukan selamanya di sini.
Kita kan pergi..Kerana kita bukan selamanya di sini.......
Kita kan pergi..Kerana kita bukan selamanya di sini......
Friday, September 24, 2004
with hesitation I logged on to my inbox
and I found two new e-mails
One was a news about you,
My heart broke,
I've cried while reading the news
Indeed, Allah knows best while people don't know
I made du'a for you,
I asked for your forgiveness,
For forgetting you,
Never pray for you,
and not even trying to help even in the smallest way...
We are brothers
We are sisters
We are a family
but, I have betrayed you
May Allah shower all over you with His vast mercy
Ya sami'u ad-du'a
Fansurna a'la al-qaumil kafirin
Thursday, September 16, 2004
I saw a very beautiful view in front of me and I wished I could drew the view and share it with you. Praise be to Allah, The One who has created everything with ease.
I could see the leaves on the trees moving with the direction of the wind. They formed harmonious combinations and they were in a full submission to the sunnatullah.
Alhamdulillah, I found peace in my heart by looking and contemplating the greatness and the beautifulness of Allah' creations just for a few minutes..just a few minutes...
Wednesday, September 15, 2004
What have we done to help?
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: ACTION ALERT INTERNATIONAL SOLIDARITY MOVEMENT
WE DEMAND AN INVESTIGATION!ISRAELI ARMY KILL FIVE MEN EXECUTION STYLE
According to medical examinations One child dead, three more in critical condition.
At 1:00am the Israeli Army attacked homes on Old Najav Street in Nablus, West of the old city. Five young men were killed and one eleven year-old girl. Medical examination evidence suggests the five men were executed.
These are war crimes.International Solidarity activists, who are presently accompanying UPMRC medical teams in the area, interviewed the Director of Rafidia Hospital, Dr. Samir Abu Srour, where the five men and the young girl were taken.According to Dr. Srour, four of the five men were shot in the head at close range. The bullets did not pass through their skulls and instead exploded the young men's heads, indicating that they were shot at close range. One man had a boot print on his chest, further suggesting that he was restrained before being shot.
In addition, one man had a bullet entering in his neck and exploding upwards, leaving blood stains high up on the wall. This angle and evidence strongly suggests he was shot after being detained, also at close range. Another man had knife cuts on his arm. All five were found in close proximity of each other. The eleven year-old girl was shot in the cheek while in her home by a soldier occupying a near-by house.
Another eleven year-old boy is in critical condition after being shot in the head with a rubber bullet at close range, dislodging part of his brain. One thirty-five year-old, mentally challenged man, was shot in the head and a thirty-three year-old man was shot in the femur. Both are in the intensive care unit.The number of dead is expected to rise.
THESE ARE WAR CRIMES!
According to eye-witness reports the Israeli army also occupied several homes and a church. They detained members of the church, including 13 disabled children and elderly men and women who are living in the centers belonging to the church. When the priest attempted to enter the church to check on the condition of the people, an Israeli soldier pointed his machine gun at his head and threatened to shoot him. They were forced to remain in one room without food or water until 12:00pm.
For more information please contact:
SM Media Office: 972-2-277-4602 or 547-358-579
CALL THE OFFICIALS BELOW AND DEMAND AN END TO THE KILLING AND AN INVESTIGATION INTO THE DEATHS OF THESE FIVE MEN!Please call the DCO. One call can make a difference if we all make the call!
Nablus DCO (Israeli military liason)
Prime Minister's Office,
Ministry of Defense,
Ministry of Interior,
Avraham Poraz Tel: 972-2-6701411
Fax: 972-2-6701628Email: email@example.com
Ministry of Justice, Yosef Lapid
Tuesday, September 14, 2004
Contemplate and be thankful
Remember the favors of Allah upon you and how they surround you from above and below-indeed, from every direction.
"And if you would count the graces of Allah, never could you be able to count them." [40:16]
Health, safety, nourishment, clothing, air, water - these all point to the world being yours, yet you do not realize it. You possess all that life has to offer, yet remain ignorant.
"He has completed and perfected His graces upon you, [both] apparent and hidden" [31:20]
You have at your disposal two eyes, a tongue, lips, two hands, and two legs.
"Then which of the blessings of your Lord will you both [jinns and men] deny? [55:13]
Can you picture yourself walking without feet? Should you take it lightly that you slumber soundly while misery hinders the sleep of many? Should you forget that you fill yourself with both delicious dishes and cool water while the pleasure of good food and drink is impossible for some, due to sickness and disease? Consider the faculties of hearing and seeing with which you have been endowed. Look at your healthy skin and be grateful that you have been saved from diseases that attack it. Reflect on your powers of reasoning and remember those that suffer from mental ailments.
Would you sell your ability to hear and see for the weight of Mount Uhud in gold, or your ability to speak for huge castles? You have been given abundant favors, yet you feign ignorance. Notwithstanding warm bread, cool water, easy sleep, and good health, you remain despondent and depressed. You think about what you do not have and are ungrateful for what you have been given. You are troubled by a loss in wealth, yet you have the key to happiness and many blessings. Contemplate and be thankful.
" And also in your ownselves [are signs], will you not then see? " [51:21]
"They recognize the grace of Allah, yet they deny it." [16:83]
Dah lama tak de perubahan di sini
Walau masa pantas berlalu
Kaki terus melangkah
Pengisian tidak bertambah
Sepanjang summer, jauh perjalanan
Moga InshaAllah dapat dikongsikan di sini nanti..
Bulan berganti lagi, kini ogos dan fall
semester baru bermula dan kita menuju ke kelas lagi...setelah cuti yang
berminggu-minggu lamanyaApakah ada
azam baru atau semangat yang tinggi? Adakah keputusan semester lalu sudah
cukup baik atau ingin diulangi dan diperbaiki lagi..
Terus-menerus hari-hari kita tanpa henti..selagi nyawa masih ada... kita
kadang-kadang ingat, kadang-kadang lupa... siapa kita dan mau apa kita di
Du'aku agar Allah tambahkan ilmu di dada
Moga ilmu itu bermanfaat dan dimanfaatkan
Thursday, September 09, 2004
I am trying out this new template and I am thinking of linking this blog to my w.site. Gotta ask Mai to help me InshaALLAH.
Alhamdulillah Last weekend I attended ISNA 41st conference at Chicago. I was very grateful that I made a last minute decision to go since I've benefited a lot from this conference. Just a quick note : if you've missed ISNA this year and still have the chance to go next year, make sure you go and join the gathering of 'ilm. InshaAllah this is my last ISNA before I graduated next year...=(
There were lot of wonderful scholars there : Imam Muhammad AlShareef, Imam Mukhtar Maghroui, Imam Suhaib Webb, Imam Siraj Wahhaj, Dr.Umar Farouq Abdullah, Syeikh Hamza Yusof, Dr Haithem Al-Baizari, Syeikh Yaser Birjas....just to name a few =).
There are another wonderful Islamic classes this weekend by AlMaghrib Institute. Check them out and see if you wanna join the train of 'ilm.
Sunday, March 21, 2004
jatuh gugur calon-calon pilihanraya yang mendukung kepimpinan ulama' . Adakah ini noktah akhir perjuangan?
La' ... sesungguhnya inilah garis permulaan.
Mungkin kita lebih memerlukan saat ini, untuk melangkah setapak ke belakang dan melihat kembali siapa dan bagaimana kita selama ini.
Mungkin sudah masanya kita perlu sedar bahawa Islam bukan sekadar slogan dan Islam itu suci dari sebarang kepentingan keduniaan. Bukan pangkat dan pengaruh yang kita cari, tapi dengan keikhlasan kita ingin mengangkat kemuliaan Islam ke tempat yang tinggi, agar timbul rasa 'izzah di hati ummat terhadap deen ini.
Janganlah kita mengikuti apa yang mereka lakukan, bahkan janganlah kita memulakan sesuatu yang jauh lebih buruk daripada itu. Bukan sunnah Rasulullah mengutuk, mencela, dan melabel seseorang. Para sahabat radiAllahu a'nhum hanya akan menegur seseorang itu dengan tegas, tetapi teguran mereka itu hanya kerana Allah ta'ala dan tidak pernah disimpan di dalam hati.
Allah ta'ala mengarahkan Nabi Musa a'layhi salam untuk berdakwah dengan penuh hikmah terhadap Fira'un, seorang raja yang kejam. Ambillah pengajaran dari Quran dan sunnah untuk kita meneruskan dakwah yang padu. Ikutilah manhaj da'wah Rasul yang memulakan penyebaran Islam dengan didikan aqeedah.
Sebatang pohon yang kukuh menjulang ke langit memerlukan akar yang kuat dan jauh menjunam ke dalam bumi. Begitulah kefahaman dan kekuatan tarbiyyah yang kita perlukan di kalangan kita untuk menyedarkan diri bahawa tuntutan kalimah tauheed itu lebihs besar ruang lingkupnya, bukan sekadar bersolat dan berpuasa.
Islam itu indah dan kita perlu rasa 'izzah sebagai muslim. Tukarlah persepsi bahawa agama itu leceh dan membebankan kerana Rasulullah salallahua'layhi salam sangat mencintai deen ini dan melarang kita merumitkan urusan agama yang mudah.
Sesungguhnya, semua hikmah kejadian terletak di dalam pengetahuan Allah Ta'ala yang amat luas.
Monday, February 16, 2004
not enough time (?)
three major layer of skin
the outermost layer of the skin
immediate protection for the body
no bacterias can go through
unless epidermis is cut
the second layer
have the nerves
hurt it and you will feel the pain
the mechanical strength
so our skin can be elastic and pliable
here the fat rests
yes sometimes people become fat
but this layer
keep people warm
gives the skin freedom to move
but not that freely
we have quloob
what is its barrier
do we take care of it
once we lose it
we expose our quloob to infection
we will harm our inner selves
Tuesday, February 10, 2004
dermis :- mechanical strength (pliability, elasticity and tensile strength)
subcutaneous fat layer:- energy store, insulation, allow mobility of skin over underlying structures.
what are these layers of skin have anything to do with tazkiyyatun nafs?
Just read 'bout, keazaman yang rendah membuka ruang kepada shaytan untuk "memikat" kita kembali kepada dosa dan ma'asi. I think that's what happening every now and then. Jatuh dan bangun dan kemudian jatuh lagi bangun lagi dan jatuh dan jatuh dan jatuh......bangun? may be not bcoz a new loser has just been found.
Are we born as losers? Do we spent our lives just to be losers? Nay, I dont think so!
Ibtila' dalam kehidupan hadir setiap hari bak matahari yang akan terbit setiap pagi, biiznillah. If we ever get bored or tired to fight, ibtila' will defeat us. Losers die before death come.