Gracious welcome to all brothers and sisters.. May you all recieves blessings here ^^ AMEEN...

Tuesday, November 29, 2011

Hijra and Changing

Bismillah.

Salam Ma'al Hijra to all dedicated followers, all members of the 16th batch of Ma'had Attarbiyah Al-Islamiyah and to all fellow readers. May Allah forgive the wrongs in the pass and open doors of good deeds in the future. May Allah guide our path towards His Jannah.

I apologized for the long unbearable silence. InshaAllah I am now back on track. Alhamdulillah, we have arrive at the 1433 hijrah year.

Hijra is a great part of the seerah where the prophet Muhammas PBUH and his followers migrated to Madina. This event was the start of an Islamic Nation where Madina became its' first. At this time, muslims form Mecca have to leave their house, wealth and some leave their relatives to answer Allah's order to move to Madina.

There were two groups whom was established during hijra; the muhajireen and ansor. Muhajireen is the name for the Mecca muslims who migrated. Ansor is the name for Madina muslims who help the immigrants of Mecca; ansor meaning helpers. Both groups have significant sacrifices to spread Islam all across the Arab nation. Both Muhajireen and Ansor undergo changes and became great people.

Hijra by its meaning is also to change. To change from bad to good. From good to better. From better to best. All in all to come to a point that Allah approves. All in all to get his 'redho'. Though it may be impossible to be perfect.

"You never reach perfection because there's always room for improvement.
Yet, along the way to perfection you'll learn to get better."
[Hlovate : Versus]

Changing is life as life is changing. Don't expect to change in a day, in a week, in a fortnight or in a month because changing needs time. It requires patient and determination. Start with small thing and keep on doing it.


Narrated by A'isha RA, Rasulullah saw said: "The deeds most loved by Allah swt (are those) done regularly, even if they are small.
[Riwayat Bukhari & Muslim]

Allah recites in the Quran 3 verses where proved we were given two choices between right and wrong. What we'll choose will give back what we deserve.

" Then He inspired it to understand what is right and wrong for it;
He will indeed be successful who purifies it,
And he will indeed fail who corrupts it."
[AsSyams 91 : 8-10]



Friday, July 1, 2011

Allah gives the best


Alhamdulillah. Over the past month, I have gone through many ups and downs but right now, inshaAllah, I'm trying hard to walk.

When we didn't get what we want and dream, we usually wonders why. Why Allah didn't give it to me? Why He doesn't want to help me? Why is He doing this to me?

But perhaps you hate a thing and it is good for you; and perhaps you love a thing and it is bad for you. And Allah Knows, while you know not.
Al Baqarah-2:216

Alhamdulillah. After months of waiting, I have enrolled into a University. Now I am a university student.

A simple sharing. When we wished for something and prayed hard that Allah will grant it, just know that there are 3 possibilities if our wish is not granted.
1. Allah is waiting for the best time to grant your wish.
2. Allah is holding on to another thing to give which is better than what you wished.
3. Allah knows the best. What you've wished may not be the best for you. If Allah didn't give it now, maybe it is in the hereafter. InshaAllah.

Wallahu'alam.


Wednesday, May 18, 2011

Characteristic of a failure

Asm. Bismillah.

Yesterday there was a slot, like every wednesday at IKIM.FM an islamic radio station in Malaysia. The slot was with a well-knowned Eye Specialist Prof Muhaya. She's on air every wednesday from 10 till 11. Lembah Klang 91.5

Amongst the content of the slot yesterday was 3 characteristic of a failure.
  1. Those who grumble.
  2. Those who blame others.
  3. Those who blame themselves.
Saying things like-
  • 'this again...'
  • 'not that...'
  • 'now what???'
Saying things like-
  • 'he started it...'
  • 'she told me to...'
  • 'it was his fault I...'
Saying things like-
  • 'I can't...'
  • 'If only I...'
  • 'Im just a...'
You are what you believe. Have you heard of it? I've heard it. What we think, what we say is what make us who we are. So why not change or paradigm..
  1. Think of what you have, not what you dont. Your eyes, nose, ears, hands, feet.
  2. Appreciate others before they are gone. Your parents, teachers, friends, colleagues.
  3. Appreciate yourself they way you wish people to appreciate you. - Your uniqueness, your speciality. Your DUTY.
'...So hold that which I have given you and be of greatful.'
Al A'raf 7:144


Keep Moving Forward!
Remember, YOU can make a difference!

Saturday, May 14, 2011

Sami Yusuf - Make Me Strong

I know I’m waiting
Waiting for something
Something to happen to me
But this waiting comes with
Trials and challenges
Nothing in life is free
I wish that somehow
You’d tell me out aloud
That on that day I’ll be ok
But we’ll never know cause
That’s not the way it works
Help me find my way

My Lord show me right from wrong
Give me light make me strong
I know the road is long
Make me strong
Sometimes it just gets too much
I feel that I’ve lost touch
I know the road is long
Make me strong

I know I’m waiting
Yearning for something
Something known only to me
This waiting comes with
Trials and challenges
Life is one mystery
I wish that somehow

You’d tell me out aloud
That on that day you’ll forgive me
But we’ll never know cause
That’s not the way it works
I beg for your mercy

My Lord show me right from wrong
Give me light make me strong
I know the road is long
Make me strong
Sometimes it just gets too much
I feel that I’ve lost touch
I know the road is long
Make me strong


Bismillah.

This song was dedicated to me a few days a go by a sister in islam. Somehow, I just like to share it with all of you.

Those who are in a mess, in trouble, in difficulties, in hardships.. May Allah make you all strong.

The road we are walking is long, but with Allah by our side, inshaAllah we can go through everything.

We have to deal with the past, living the present and fight for the future.


Keep Moving Forward!

Remember YOU can make a difference!

Sunday, May 8, 2011

Falling Away

Everytime I feel You close to me
I don't know
Who I'm supposed to be
Give me a chance
Cause I don't wanna slip away
Gotta keep You in my heart
Leaving all my ways

So many times I feel you in my heart
and I just wanna take it from the start
So please hold my hand today
Cause I can feel it fallin' away
Fallin' away
Allah will show me the way
Fallin' away

Every soul is walking back to You
I wanna run
What am I supposed to do?

Your helping hand
I need everyday
There's something I can do
So in heaven I can stay

I walk around the city
In the middle of the night
But nothing impresses me
Till I open up my eyes
A dome in its majesty
A minaret rising high
It's a place for me that everyday
I'll go to keep from falling away

786 Boyz- Falling Away

That place where I go to, to keep me from falling away is to You Allah. I beg of you to give us all strentgh. That little bit of strength. So we can all stand up from our fall.

Seek peace of mind and peace of soul at His homes- the mosque, musolla and prayer room. Hold your hand in prayer, pray for yourself, your parents, your families, your friends, your life. Pray for all the mu'mins. Pray that Allah will make life, that little bit easier for all of us.

'Ud'uni, astajiblakum'
'Pray to me, and I will answer.'
Al Baqarah 2:186

Please... I seek your prayers for me.




Monday, May 2, 2011

Mistakes

Assalamualaikum. A new day, but again mistakes were made like they were really running in the blood veins. But then again, we are the sons and daughters of Adam. Not an angel, not a prophet. We are mere human beings, living live to seek Allah's pleasure.

Prophet Muhammad PBUH once said, 'Every son of Adam had done wrong/sins and the best of those who sin are those who repent (from mistakes).' HR Imam Tirmidzi No. 2423

So, when we make mistakes, repent [meaning to reproach oneself, look back at the actions and think the consequences behing it all]. Try to set it in the mind, not to do the bad things and reflect it upon actions.

People who walk slowly learns more. We live the day to our fullest. Then at night, take a moment to reflect upon what we did. Walking slowly, you realise what your problems are, reflect on them and then mature. Not rushing through the day and night without stopping and reflecting.

Making mistakes are a part of living. By making mistakes, we learn and experience. By making mistakes, we grow up and mature. So, being the people who is making the mistake, keep moving forward and change! And being the people who are next to those mistake-makers, chill!! Don't give discouraging comments, these people are the ones that should help others to improve. Support them. Though cruel remarks can actually wake up someone, don't use it all the time. Live a green and possitive life.

One day, we all look back and appreciate these moments and these people and think 'thank God, I did that! And thank God, I met them!'

So, the summary is:-
  • reflect upon the mistakes you did
  • don't be afraid to make mistakes
  • cherish the moments and people around
Keep Moving Forward!
Remember, YOU can make a difference!

Sunday, May 1, 2011

Turn over a new leaf

Assalamualaikum. Today is the 1st of May and its a start of a new month, a new chapter, a new beginning. In Malaysia, the 1st of May is a public holiday because its 'Hari Pekerja' or you could put it like 'Employees Day'.

Today, one of my closest friend, a gem, turned 18. She was startled, surprised, flabbergasted and dumbfounded by my present. hahaha

I gave her this book written by Hlovate called VERSUS. There's one word I to describe the book after I've read it and that is- WOW. Hehehe. That might be a bit over too exagerated. =D

InshaAllah by Allah's grace, I'm gonna revive and begin anew. My post will be labelled by 3 labels-
  1. My Story [mostly about what i feel, my experiences and such...]
  2. Seerah Tales [compilation of seerah from the time of the prophet and his companions or old stories of the old folks in the Quran or Hadith]
  3. One Love [motivation/inspiration/random things]
This will be my 1st post for My Story.

Turn over a new leaf.

Turn over a new leaf is an idiom that means starting new. It is not a 360 degree turn coz if you do that, you start back from where you left, Its more of a 180 degree turn because you are at the position opposits of where you start.

As today is the beginning of a new month so I thought, why not make a different ey? You see, people look back at the past and see it as something that will never be replayed or changed. The past was where we were and what build us to become who we are now and we like being in the past. Right??

Some people feels changing is wrong because you suddenly have to do things you never or hardly ever done, eat differently, talk different, live differently. Some people feels changing will change the whole you from the tip of the forehead to the toe nails. Some people feels changing will change everything.

Well actually, changing is not a crime. It is not a crime when you change for the better. It is a crime though when you change for the worst. So why turn over a new leaf? Because by turning it over, you will realise that life can be a lot more easier, happier place to be in. When you change for the better, live is actually changing for you.

Maybe last month I woke up at 7 and prayed at 7.05 then sleep back and woke up at 8.00.
Or maybe, I prayed half an hour before the next azan, I read a page of the Quran or I spent 3 hours 'fb'ing. Try this month to woke up at 6.30 and prayed at 6.35, or I pray half an hour after azan, I read 2 pages of the quran and spent 2 hours 'fb'ing.

Setting small goals for the future to improve oneself is better than actually setting BIG goals and only last for a week. The big mountain start with a small step! Walk slowly, turn slowly. Soon, when you didnt even realise it, the leaf will be half turned.

HOWEVER, nobody said Turning Over A New Leaf is an easy work like typing this post. It needs DETERMINATION.. and a really big one, PATIENCE... and a really deep one and ofcourse PERSEVERANCE.. coz it ain't gonna be easy.

When there's a will, there is a way!

So to summarize my 1st MY STORY, I'll just point out the points.. hahaha the words are sooo funny.

  • Changing is not a crime, but changing for the worst is.
  • Set a goal, a small one and then build it up, higher and higher
  • Have determination in what you are changing for.. for the BETTER
  • Have patience in swimming through the ocean... coz life is full of waves
  • Have perseverance in staying alive.. so you can feel the sweetness of the sun, when the leaf is turned over.
Keep Moving Forward!
Remember You can Make A Difference!!!

^^

Wednesday, April 20, 2011

NEVER look down on people

Assalamualaikum. It has been a long time since I updated my blog and I'm sorry for any inconvenience and dissapointment.

Tonight, I want to share a story during the time of Luqman Al-Hakim. He was a knowledgeable man who lived in the past way before prophet Muhammad SAW. He gives wise words and some could call it words of wisdom to him child. Even though it was given to his child, the advices were also applies to Luqman Al Hakim's students.

One day, Luqman Al Hakim was riding on his donkey while his son was walking behind. He heard the people around him saying 'look at that man, how wicked is the man. He is riding the animal while letting his child walk behind him.'

After hearing that statement, Luqman Al Hakim exchange his place with his son. So while his son was riding the donkey, he was walking behind. As they past the people, he heard a comment 'look at that child! How rude of him to be riding the donkey while letting his old father walking behind.'

Hearing this comment, Luqman Al Hakim climbed up the donkey and rode together with his son. So then they past a few stands and again he heard someone saying 'how cruel are they, 2 people riding on the donkey. That'll make it overloaded and too heavy to carry around.'

Luqman Al Hakim then climbed down the donkey with his son. They then walked together while tagging the donkey behind. After a while, he heard a comment, 'look at them, how stupid are they? They have a donkey but neither rode it. It is better not to have the animal.'

Returning from the journey, Luqman Al Hakim stop his son and give him this advice-

'My son, make sure you find halal prosperity so that you will never become Kafir. Because being a kafir meaning that you will have 3 things. Those are - slim believes, shallow mind and low dignity of the heart... And people who are worser than them are those who look down on people and deteriorate others.'

These phrase shows that people who look down on other people are worser than the kuffar.

Open Your Eyes, Your Heart And Mind..

Keep Moving Forward!
Remember, YOU can make a DIFFERENCE! ^^

Wednesday, March 30, 2011

If I give up, than who am I?

Bismillah.

In The Name Of Allah who gave me the strentgh, the will and the courage to fight on. Alhamdulillah, I have passed and still going through the most crucial moments of my life yet. A week ago, my results came out and though to say I am not the best, the results that was meant for me was what I have to bear.

The week that just passed was the most unbearable week in my history of hardship. I have to face a painful reality that at times I feel life is so unfair. Alhamdulillah, I am not alone in going this test. Allah has grant me parents and friends that are very understanding and supportive.

To tell the truth, I was shocked when I read my results. It is the most unexpected for people like me. People were congratulating and wishing best but all I felt at that time, was pure sadness and deep pain. The pain grew deeper inside my heart when I realised what I dreamt of is now impossible if not very hard to archieved.

My results disqualifies me to further studies overseas and to take on medical course. It is however a possibility to still become a doctor but the path becomes more difficult and challenging. Do you know how it felt to take in all this facts?

After alot of crying, weeping and regretting, I finally be able to stand up and live forward on Monday the 28th. I took 5 days to regain my confidence and strength but still, even now, the pain and hurt has left a scar deep inside me. At times I still feel at lost and weak.

One of the sentence that livens my spirit is from a verse from the Quran - '..Don't you give up, verily the are no give ups aside from the kafirun..'

If I give up, than who am I?

That's all I can share for now. I seek for your prayers and advices. May Allah keep our spirits alive. May Allah grant us happiness in the world and the hereafter. ^^

Monday, February 21, 2011

A sharing... Love Him

I was amongst the listener of a talk the other day. It just moved my heart. It felt like warmth and pleasure. I was with quiet a few sisters and we heard a beautiful talk about 'Buiding the Souls'.

Since I am trying to survive through this long long holiday, this talk is just right for me. Alhamdulillah. All praise and thanks goes to Allah. ^^


'People who live in Allah's light are successful people.'

'Victory is in the hand of the muslims.’


These two quick phrases were the start of talk. We have to rule ourselves by what Allah has set out for us. Victories are for those who take Islam as a whole.


With Him, there is no such thing as less. We have to know Allah by heart and soul. His blessings to us; our eyes, ears and heart that pumps works every second without failing. The years we have lived is given to Him.

Allah’s affection for us can give strength. When we love Him much, we can feel Him all the time. Any journey along side Allah is precious. The companion of Rasulullah SAW Saidina Abu Bakr said ‘We are those who were given iman before we were given islam’. The companions were extraordinary people, the Quran generation, those whose journey is with Allah and for Him.


Brothers and sisters, we have to return to our aim of life and that is Allah swt. There is no other path to take that will bring us pleasure and victory apart from the path of Islam.


There’s a death story that has a very deep meaning. When prophet Musa as was nearing his death, Malaikat Maut came to take his soul. Prophet Musa as got angry and drive him away. The malaikat went back to Allah and said that Musa gotten angry and would not let his soul be taken. Do you know what Allah replied? He said ‘Tell him, wouldn’t he want to meet his love who is so long to meet him?’


When Malaikat maut returns to Musa saying that, Musa realises his mistake and command him to take his soul at the very moment because he cannot wait to meet his love. How can he do that? One minute, he doesn’t want to die, and the other, he wants to die straight away…? That’s because he loves Allah and as someone who love someone, surely he will do what the person love.


So what Allah likes, that is what we should like. This take process that is called ‘Tazkiyatun Nafs’ which means cleaning the soul. Umar Al Khattab think much of himself before he became a muslim and after he became a muslim. He still thinks he is more important and love himself more when Rasulullah said that he should love him more that himself. So Umar went back and started thinking about it. Soon after, he felt by his heart, that he love Rasulullah more than himself. The things take time. Good things take time but they’ll soon get it right.


Rasulullah waits on the day of judgement for his people. You know how? One of the characteristic that lets him know who his ummah is, is a flawless wudhu’. The parts of the body with the wudhu’ will shine, he’ll know then, that the person is amongst his ummah.


So in conclusion, I can conclude that

1. to love Allah is a strength

2. we will get strength by loving Allah

3. love Rasulullah, means love Allah.


I’m really sorry for any misunderstandings or complicated words. I just basically translate the malay talk to an English one in writing. Please guide me if I am mistaken in any part. May Allah bless us all.

Keep Moving Forward!

^^

Monday, February 14, 2011

Valentines is big NO NO


Assalamualaikum and greetings to all.

I believed today is the 14th of February and its the date that many non-muslims celebrated. Many celebrated VALENTINE'S DAY today. But my friends, we as muslims CANNOT and MUST NOT celebrate it. Let us go back to history...

The Catholic's Encyclopedia have 3 versions of what is behind Valentine. The most famous off all is about a Priest name St Valentine who live in the end of the 3rd century at the time of the Roman King Claudius II. It was told that on the 14th February 270ac [after christ], Claudius II sentenced the priest to death for opposing a few of his commandments. He sees that Claudius II is preaching towards Christianity. At this time the Romans are Romans, not christians.

In the second version, Claudius II sees that bachelors are more strong-minded to go to war than those who are married. So, he gave out an order to forbid marriages. But St Valentine disagreed with this and continues to wed couples secretly in the church. When the truth was revealed, St Valentine was sent to prison where he met the daughter of the prisoner's guard who is sickly ill. He cured the girl and fell in love with her. Before Valentine was hanged, he sent the girl a card saying 'from a sincere love, Valentine'.



The third version is simply a remembrance of this priest named St Valentine. In a valley, it
is found to be interesting to some priest whereby the bachelors wrote the names of the girls in the valley and put it in a box. Then, each one take out a paper and the girl on the paper will be his love for the year. To broke the news, the guys will sent out cards written 'In the Name of The Mother God, I send this card to you.' The priest found it hard to break the Romans' custom. So they changed the saying 'In The Name of St Valentine, I send this card to you' so the people will be tied to christianity.




So from all of these 3 versions of the history, we can see clearly that Valentines Day is a religious celebration where it is celebrated amongst the christians in the past and now in the present. For muslims, it is not the celebration for us!


Rasulullah saw [Peace Be Upon Him] said: 'whoever imitates a people is one of them.'

Wallahu'am.
^^
Keep Moving Forward!
Remember, YOU can make a DIFFERENCE!

-big thanks to
http://amlie-syaheed.blogspot.com
for the Valentine posterhead and inspiration for this post-

Monday, February 7, 2011

Open Your Eyes, Your Hearts and Minds

video

Assalamualaikum..
This video really inspires me and make my heart shook with pleasure.
Masha Allah, how blessfull and gracious Allah swt is.

May your eyes, your hearts and your minds be opened. Ameen.

Tuesday, February 1, 2011

Egypts in Prayer

Egypt under smokes

Assalamualaikum to all. Its been 3 days since the riot broke out in Cairo, Egypt. I've got some pictures from other websites and it just touched my heart.
For more pictures check out -

The crowds with tear gas.
I was actually wondering 'how could a leader sacrifices his people to maintain his power?' when I saw this picture. Then again, after some thinking I thought- this is what you call the End Era.

Egypt flag.

2nd Faris Audah?
This picture reminded me of the 10 year old syuhada' in Palestine who became an image of bravery, courage and jihad! I guess, this is the 2nd one..?

What will be the end?

May Allah helps our brothers and sisters there. May Allah give them the power and strength to keep standing up and be strong. May Allah protect them from harm.

May Allah gives hidayah from this event to those who He wishes and those who searches the true light. May Allah guide all humanities to the right path. May Allah bring victory to ISLAM.

May Allah open our eyes and hearts to see the bigger picture.

^^


Friday, January 21, 2011

Mind Mapping

Bismillah..

There's one morning slot with Pak Cik Ibrahim, Pengurus JDK ZOn Tgh where he talked about mind map..

The thing is in this world u know.. what you think is what you get! Seriously..!! You are what you believe!

Ok.. lets make a picture in our mind.. every morning we wake up right? we thought in our heads... solat subuh.. and then just go trough the day.. Solat-Breakfast-Lunch-Zuhur-Tea-Asar-Dinner-Maghrib-Quran-Isya'-Sleep.. everyday is going with the flow.. waiting and waiting till the results come out.. right? and then when the result come out, that is the time when we decide what we'll do.. lame.. That is soo lame..

So Mind Mapping is actually what you set out in your mind.. In the days waiting for the SPM result to come out of the Lembaga Peperiksaan, you should aim something new.. Maybe today I'll memorize a surah? or Maybe today I'll learn a new recipe? or Maybe today I'll write something USEFUL in my blog n FB? You can draw the whole day in your head and go through the day doing actually something benificial..

So people! Lets start mindmapping.. VIRTUALLY.. no need for kertas mahjong or marker pens.. just draw out the picture of your day in your mind.. REFRESH your INTENTION lillahi ta'ala and make sure your are in the ROAD OF TRUTH.. then go on and live your life..!!

Mind map your day doing something that can make this world a better place to live in! so.. come on.. heads up! keep smiling and..

KEEP MOVING FORWARD!

~~The Choice is in Your HANDS~~

Sunday, January 16, 2011

Today

Today is new day.. a new chance and a new story..
Yesterday is a history.. that can never be change... a time in memory..
Tomorrow is a mystery.. nobody knew what is going to happen..
Thats why today is a present.. a gift to treasure and cherished!

^Keep Moving Forward^