Saturday, April 30, 2011

Peringatan Kecil


Allah Maha Pengasih lagi Maha Penyayang. Buktinya, Dia memudahkan kita untuk mendapatkan pahala dengan menciptakan tangan, kaki, mulut, lidah dan hati agar kita dapat menunaikan kewajipan kita sebagai seorang muslim. Tapi kita lalai. Jatuh tersungkur hanyut di lautan dunia yang deras. Lalu Allah tarik satu persatu nikmat yang telah diberikan oleh-Nya. Renung-renungkanlah. Ingat, dunia ini hanyalah satu persinggahan agar kita dapat mencari bekalan dan membawa bekalan tersebut ke akhirat kelak. Dan ingat, akhirnya hanya akan ada dua tempat yang kekal abadi. Syurga atau Neraka. Jazakallah khair.





Calmness breeds happiness


Happiness is like a butterfly which, when pursued, is always beyond our grasp, but, if you will sit down quietly, may alight upon you.

- Nathaniel Hawthorne

Entrusted Gifts

There was once a very pious and knowledgeable scholar whose son passed away at the tender age of 6. The scholar was deeply affected by his loss. He would go to the masjid for Salah and would return home immediately afterwards, not giving any lectures or evening daras, as he would usually do. Outside of his home he had stopped talking to people who lived in his neighbourhood.


Upon seeing this routine for several weeks, the people of the town were severely concerned. They wished to help the Alim but did not know how to approach him.
A woman who was witnessing all of this came up with a plan, using her wisdom which Allah had blessed her with. She decided to take matters into her own hands and pay the scholar a visit.


Upon reaching his house she asked permission to enter. The Alim’s wife told the woman to wait and went to her husband. Hearing this, the Alim was very disturbed. He told his wife to go back and tell the woman he wished not to speak to her. He told her to ask someone else. The woman was very reluctant in leaving. She continuously pleaded with the Alim that there was no one else who had studied Ilm and that she needed a specific question answering.

The Alim gave in and told the woman to go ahead and ask the question. The woman began speaking. “The question I wanted to ask has to be answered in accordance to Islamic law.”

The Alim nodded and gestured her to carry on. “A friend of mine was given a Amanat (a possession which needed to be kept safe). She had the Amanat for a few years and grown fond of it. On the return to the owner she became upset and didn’t want to give the Amanat back. Should she keep it or return it?”


The Alim answered with ease and told her that the answer was to simply return the item as it did not belong to her friend in the first place. The woman asked again to make sure she had the right answer. “So even though my friend looked after the possession for so long, she still has to return it?”

The Alim repeated the answer again and added, “Your friend should be grateful to the owner that the Amanat had been taken back so its not in her care anymore.” Then the woman spoke. “In the same way Allah had blessed you with a son. But he returned to Allah who was ultimately the owner.”

With saying that the woman left. The Alim thanked Allah for opening his eyes. He raised his hands in Dua. The Scholar then returned to his normal self much to the happiness of all the townspeople.

مِنْهَا خَلَقْنَاكُمْ وَفِيهَا نُعِيدُكُمْ وَمِنْهَا نُخْرِجُكُمْ تَارَةً أُخْرَىٰ

‘From the (earth) did We create you, and into it shall We return you, and from it shall We bring you out once again.’

(Surah Ta’ha 20:55)

Source from Islamic Thinking.

Thursday, April 28, 2011

Turning Over a New Leaf



I have deleted my oldest entries and keep the latest. I hope I can write something that all of us can take it as a lesson and learn from it. InsyaAllah.





Tuesday, April 26, 2011

Jika belum siap cintailah dia dalam diam

Bila belum siap melangkah lebih jauh dengan seseorang,
cukuplah cintai dia dalam diam...

kerana diammu adalah salah satu bukti cintamu padanya…

kau ingin memuliakan dia,
dengan tidak mengajaknya menjalin hubungan yang terlarang,

kau tak mahu merosak kesucian dan penjagaan hatinya itu,
kerana diammu :)





Saturday, April 16, 2011

Eyes



Beneath it lies thousands of stories of happiness and sadness
I'm a girl with big dreams
:)










Friday, April 15, 2011

Beauty is in the eye of the beholder





"What you do, the way you think, makes you beautiful."
— Scott Westerfeld

Young and Yes

“Don’t be afraid to be a fool. Remember, you cannot be both young and wise. Young people who pretend to be wise to the ways of the world are mostly just cynics. Cynicism masquerades as wisdom, but it is the farthest thing from it. Because cynics don’t learn anything. Because cynicism is a self-imposed blindness, a rejection of the world because we are afraid it will hurt us or disappoint us. Cynics always say no. But saying yes begins things. Saying yes is how things grow. Saying yes leads to knowledge. “Yes” is for young people. So for as long as you have the strength to, say yes.”

— Stephen Colbert

The Knowledge of Aurat in Islam


In my opinion, this is what the hijabers community in Malaysia ought to do (click the link below to watch the video). Not just fashion, but to spread the knowledge of Islam. There are some who have wrong perceptions about hijab. Some only wears hijab to follow the latest trend. And some reflected hijab in a wrong way. Wearing hijab with leggings. It will only reflect the beauty of Islam in a wrong way. Islam and women. We have been given the conditions in covering the aurat. And there are conditions in ornamenting ourselves too. Among the conditions are not to wear tight clothes, short and not too much. Cover your chest.

Why I love Indonesian people? Watch this clip :) It's wonderful that this community spread the knowledge of aurat in Islam and at the same time keep abreast of current fashion. Subhanallah. May Allah bless this noble work!

Diriwayatkan dari Abdullah bin Amru bin Al-Ash radhiallahu ‘anhuma, dia berkata : Rasulullah Shallallahu ‘alaihi wa sallam berkata, “Makan, minum, bersedekah dan berpakaianlah kalian tanpa berlebih-lebihan dan berbuat kesombongan”.





Saturday, April 9, 2011

Indahnya hidup


Kalau diimbas kembali perjalanan hidup selama 19 tahun memang banyak pahit dan manisnya. Hidup di muka bumi sebagai seorang hamba Allah, tidak pernah lari dari melakukan kesilapan. Kadang kala bila ada masa lapang. Duduk di sudut meja. Berfikir sejenak. Betapa indahnya kehidupan. Indahnya takdir. Indahnya Qada' dan Qadar Ilahi. Merungkai satu demi satu perkara seperti mana yang termaktub di dalam Kitabullah. Dan akhirnya muncul satu perkataan dalam sanubari. Subhanallah ! Indahnya Allah swt. Kagum ! Cukup kagum. Rasa rendah diri dan bersyukur kepada Allah. Alhamdulillah. Syukran ya rabbi.





Iman

Bila manusia dalam perbuatan maksiat, imannya ditarik Allah selama dia dalam perbuatan maksiat itu. Namun, bila dia bertaubat, menyesal dan menangis, kemungkinan besar itulah saat imannya berada di kemuncak :)

Subhanallah

Saturday, April 2, 2011

The Sheltering Cloud

This is an interesting story to tell. May Allah bless us all. Amin.

People who are involved in religious work sometimes have to point out the faults of others in order to save them from acts of sin. In these instances it is essential to ensure that one does not belittle the person he is advising.


There was once a man from the Banu Israel, whose piety was so great that Allah SWT had instructed a cloud to shelter him at all times. Once whilst this pious person was resting during a journey a person who was renowned for his sins passed by.

Upon seeing the pious person this sinful person thought to himself that let me benefit from the company of this pious servant of Allah. Thus the sinner came and sat right next to the pious man.

The pious person immediately & with great anger got up from his place. For he could not bear the fact that such a great sinner should sit next to him. As he stood up however the pious person noticed to his amazement that the cloud was no longer sheltering him. Rather, it was sheltering the sinner.

In confusion the pious man at once went to the Prophet of that time & requested him to explain what has happened. The Prophet explained: Because the man who came to you came with admiration for your taqwah Allah SWT elevated him to your status and because you looked down upon him Allah SWT degraded you to his status. As a result the cloud was removed from you and given to him.

Look down upon no soul. For you know not what is in their heart.

“And whether you hide your word or publish it, He certainly has full knowledge, of the secrets of all hearts.” (Quran 67:13)
Source from Islamic Thinking.





Dear little sister


A special entry dedicated to a wonderful sister that I've ever had. I've known you for seventeen years three months and two days. And it's been a pleasant journey indeed. Though at certain moments we were in a cat-dog situation. Funny whenever I recall those moments back...it only creates a smile. And now you're going to leave us to achieve your ambition soon. Half of me feel proud. Nevertheless, I feel sad. Soon as I finish my studies and go back home, you're about to leave. Or maybe had left. Sometimes it makes me think, how fast the time goes by that you're about to become a woman. We. About to become a woman. I miss all the fun that we had. The time we'd spent together. The gossip. Tears. Laughter. Not everyone can have the kind of relationship we have. I'm grateful. You're my sister and my best friend. Someday we're going to be a housewife, a mother. I wonder...can we still enjoy the fun like we used to have during childhood? Philippines. I know it's not that far as from here to London nor America. But still it is far from our sight.

But. I believe in you.

I know you can do it. I know. Cause I've put all my trust on you for seventeen years. And you never disappoint me. Dear pilot to be, listen to your heart. Go on and fulfil your dream. Remember. We'll always be sisters.



Dear little sister,
good luck with your studies.

From me, your good friend, your sister.