Assalamualaikum...

got this from somewhere..bacalah dengan hati~


Assalamualaikum warahmatullahi  wabarakatuh,
     Apakah anda pernah mendengar tentang lelaki tanpa hati? Maaf jika hati yang dimaksudkan adalah salah satu anggota tubuh dari daging yang bewarna merah,yang manarik dan melepaskan darahnya,tentu sahaja lelaki itu memilikinya. Yang dengannya dia dapat hidup dan menjalani kehidupannya.Akan tetapi hati yang bersemangat,kuat dan hidup,sayang sekali dia tidak memilikinya.
    Dia mengetahui kebaikan meskipun kecil,dia juga mengetahui tempat-tempat keburukan meskipun samar-samar.
Seringkali dia merasa benar jika membaca perilaku seseorang dari wajahnya dan dia juga dapat memberi isyarat akan hal itu. Akan tetapi,dia tidak memiliki hati.Jika bertemu dengan teman lamanya yang sudah tidak bersua,dia menyalaminya dangan menggemgam tangannya dengan kuat, bahkan memeluknya. Namun hatinya tetap beku,sama sekali tidak terpengaruh. Dia memberi nasihat kepada orang lain, "Jadilah kalian begini dan jadilah kalian begitu", serta menyebutkan pelbagai dalil dan alasan, namun hatinya semakin keras dan tidak terpengaruh.
     Dia tersenyum kala menerima berita gembira. Dia juga mengerutkan dahi saat menerima berita duka. Akan tetapi, kegembiraannya dan kesedihannya hanyalah reaksi yang dialami. sedangkan hatinya tetap diam dan tidak bergoncang.
     Dia menyatakan cinta dan benci kapda seseorang. Ketika melihat hatinya,hatinya tetap diam tanpa memberi penjelasan.
     Dia berdiri menunaikan solat dan berusaha khusyuk, membaca Al-Quran dan berusaha menumpukan perhatiannya. Ketika menunaikan solat, membaca bacaan solat dengan nada-nadanya, orang-orang pun berkata, "Dia jenis orang yang khusyuk". Akan tetapi ketika meraba hatinya, dia mendapati hatinya kaku dan  tidak khusyuk,walaupun memahami apa yang dibaca.
     Ini adalah gambaran yang sebenarnya terjadi pada hati lelaki tersebut. Saya tidak melebih-lebihkan atau menguranginya.Menurut anda , apakah anda dapat menyatakan bahawa hatinya sama seperti hati orang-orang pada umumnya?
    Saya dianugerahi akal,tetapi hati saya hilang. Saya merasakan fikiran saya menyala-nyala, bekerja, hidup dan menunjukkan kedudukannya. Akan tetapi, ketika saya ingin merasakan hal itu pada hati saya, sama sekali tidak menemukannya. Saat ini, anda telah mendengar tentang seorang lelaki yang tidak memiliki hati.
     
  Wassamualaikum warahmatullahi wabarakatuh.


Wallahu'alam~


Assalamualaikum warahmatullahi wa baraktuh

I just remembered my lil sis Yusra. We were at the masjid as usual and I was about to get up after praying the solah sunah rawatib, when Yus came up to me and said 
"Akak tak doa eh..ayooook..sombong dengan Allah..."
And she walked away , sat and made her dua'a. Just like that. 

I was speechless. The words of a 10 year old. Yet so deep. Have I not been a thankful servant? Who am I to be sombong to Allah? Seldom do we realize that we take things for granted. We take our Iman for granted. We take our life and health for granted.


"And be not like those who forgot Allah, so He made them forget themselves. Those are the most defiantly disobedient"
                                                               [Surah AlHasyr, 59:19]

 
How I miss home.


Here's a reminder for all..credits to Asmak Latib~
Wahai sahabat-sahabatku sekalian.
Dengarlah ini aku berpesan..
Pada diriku dan juga kalian..
Sekadar renungan menjentik perasaan..

Sahabat yang kusayangi..
Aku khuatir sekali..
Dalam ‘tempoh masa’ yang Allah beri..
Kita terlupa hakikat sebenar hidup ini..
Dalam ‘tempoh hidup’yang penuh erti..
Kita terasa ‘matlamat hidupku ini’..
Keluar dengan degree..
Beranak berlaki berbini..
Kereta besar rumah besar di puncak tinggi..
Dan konspirasi dunia ini..
secara halus dan perlahan..
Membuatkan kita ‘lupa’ akan saat kematian..
Membuatkan kita ’alpa’ akan saat pertanggungjawaban..

Sahabat yang kukasihi..
Kekadang kumalu sendiri..
Hingga saat ini..
Allah kurniakan nikmat yang melangit tinggi..
Yang selalunya terlupa untuk aku syukuri...
nikmat yang takkan mungkin dihitung dengan jari..
walau ditambah jari tangan dan kaki..
walau diulang pusingannya berkali-kali..
ya, hari ini..
kita masih di sini..
masih menumpang di bumi Ilahi..
terus-terusan meminta itu dan ini..
namun adakah kita benar-benar hargai..
kurniaan terbesar Ilahi..
nikmat IMAN dan ISLAM yang Allah beri..
“aku tak solat..tapi aku percaya..”
“aku tak puasa..tapi aku percaya..”
Adakah kita benar-benar percaya?
Adakah kita benar-benar beriman?
Tapi kita mengaku iman itu ‘membenarkan dengan hati,
berikrar dengan lisan,
dipraktikkan dengan amalan’
Adakah kita benar-benar yakin?
Bahawa sesungguhnya..
Allah Maha Benar..Muhammad itu benar..
Mati itu benar..Syurga itu benar..
Neraka itu benar..Janji Allah itu benar..
Pertemuan denganNya juga benar..

Sahabatku sekalian..
Di mana kita letakkan Islam dalam kehidupan?
Saat solat makin kita abaikan..
Saat Quran makin kita tinggalkan..
Saat Rasulullah s.a.w makin kita lupakan..
Saat hiburan melampau jadi penenang perasaan penghapus tekanan..
Lalu akhirnya kita mengaku kita beriman..
Lalu akhirnya kita mengaku cintakan rasul cintakan Tuhan..?

Apa lagi yang kita harapkan kawan..?
Kalau bukan mati dalam iman..
Kalau bukan mendapat ampunan, rahmat dan syurga Tuhan..
Mungkin saat kita baca nota ini..
Kita masih menangguh untuk membuat perubahan..
Kita masih ‘relek’ dan ‘malu’ untuk buat kebaikan..
Seakan-akan kita tahu bila ‘CIKGU BESAR’ akan memberi jemputan..
Supaya di akhir-akhir nanti bolehlah buat persediaan..

Adakah kalian rasakan apa yang aku rasakan?
Aku sekadar berkongsi perasaan..
Jom kawan..
Mari kita mulakan..
biar sedikit asal berterusan..
mari kita letakkan Islam dalam kehidupan..
rugikah kita kalau buat kebaikan?
Rugikah Tuhan kalau kita tolak tawaran?

Sahabat yang kucinta..
Hari ini kita semua semakin meningkat usia..
Kau dan aku sudah semakin tua..
Semakin pendek pula baki usia yang ada..
Aku menulis kerana aku merasa..
Ketenangan yang dalam yang akan kita kongsi bersama..
Saat Islam adalah hidup kita..
Dan hidup kita adalah Islam.



Goat Island

Assalamualaikum warahmatullahi wa barakatuh

School just started this week. Last week I went to enjoy the last bit of summer vacation remaining by going to Goat Island. Yeah, you sure did hear it rite. Beeeeek Island :)

It was just a relaxed jaulah with summer sisters. There weren't any goats on the island. We didn't even step foot on it. We just saw it from the beach somewhere in...Pakiri, I think. It was named Goat Island because the sailers back in the early days named it so. The significance of it? mm..not quite sure. It was a marine reserved and protected area.

Firstly, there was the Glass Bottom Boat. We all, at first, got excited. Really excited. The water was indeed beautiful as you go further out. It was bluish n greenish. SubhanAllah. Beau.ti.ful. I tell you.  After half an hour or so, we all got dizzy. Well, most of us, that is. All the mat sallehs cool je.

So, we had to have our lunch early because we weren't in the mood to go jumping into the water yet - all because of the dizziness. After refreshing ourselves with wudhuk, solat, and lunch, we went snorkeling!

Snorkeling was fun fun fun. It tests your ability to trust your mouth-breathing solely. Of course in the beginning you'd get confused on trying not to breath through the nose. Once you master it, it was cooool. Alhamdulillah I got to see one fish. One was enough. I didn't dare to swim deeper than my height. 
While having fun seeing the underwater, there was a mixture of fear as well. I remembered the story of how Cat Stevens almost drowned, but then Allah saved him. He said, "God if you save me, I'll serve you." 

One of my akak seniors once mentioned, how when it comes to drowning,  and being helpless in the middle of the ocean, people would be screaming for no other than God's help, Allah's help. I began to think, what if I was drowned. Even in the middle of a bunch of crowd that was swimming and snorkeling nearby, with no one noticing me? Flashes of what I did, and what I wish I have done ran in my head. Adakah cukup pergantunganku dengan Allah? Sepenuh-penuhnya pergantungan?? Have I had enough proof to claim that I was a good muslim in this short world? That truly Allah is my Lord? That I followed every sunnah of the prophet, at my very best?
Ya Allah. So many things that we treat for granted. That we don't even bother spending time thinking, when Allah already reminded us :
O you who have believed, fear Allah. And let every soul look to what it has put forth for tomorrow - and fear Allah. Indeed Allah is Acquainted with what you do.                
                                                                      [Surah Al Hasyr, 59:18]
What have we put forth for tomorrow? For the eternal hereafter? What have we done? What have we accomplish? What have we worked hard on? 

Think about it my dear friends. Before its too late for you and me. 

Till then.
Assalamualaikum~

Reflect~


Assalamualaikum warahmatullahi wa barakatuh,

Just some beautiful quotes:

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Umar AlKhattab pernah melihat nabi berbaring di atas tikar yang kasar dan dia menangis disebabkan perkara itu. Apabila nabi bertanya mengapa dia menangis, Umar menjawab:

"Wahai utusan Allah, ketika raja-raja tidur di atas tilam yang empuk engkau berbaring di atas tikar yang kasar. Engkau adalah utusan Allah, layak mendapat hidup yang selesa berbanding orang lain."

dengan lembut nabi menjawab:

"Tidakkah engkau setuju, dunia adalah milik mereka dan kemewahan akhirat adalah milik kita."

Kemudian nabi mengumpamakan hidup di dunia ini seperti 'orang yang memasukkan jari telunjuknya ke dalam laut, lihatlah apa yang ia dapat'....

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Kata-kata Abdullah bin Abbas:

"Wahai pelaku dosa, jangan kamu merasa selamat daripada dosa kamu

Ketahuilah, akibat yang mengiringi dosa itu lebih dahsyat daripada dosa itu sendiri.

Sesugguhnya sikap tak malu kamu kepada pencatat yang berada di kanan dan kiri kamu, padahal kamu melakukan dosa, ia tidak kurang daripada dosa itu sendiri.

Sesungguhnya ketawa hilai kamu sewaktu melakukan dosa sedangkan kamu tidak tahu apa yang Allah lakukan kepada kamu adalah lebih besar daripada dosa itu sendiri.

Sesungguhnya kegembiraan kamu apabila berjaya melakukan dosa adalah lebih besar daripada dosa itu sendiri.

Sesungguhnya ketakutan kamu kepada angin apabila ia mengerakkan kain yang menghalang kamu dilihat orang ketika melakukan maksiat, tetapi hati kamu tak gementar terhadap pandangan Allah kepada kamu, adalah lebih besar daripada dosa itu sendiri.

Wahai orang yang melakukan dosa,

Adakah kamu tahu, apakah dosa Ayyub a.s. ketika Allah menimpakan ujian bala ke atas tubuh dan hartanya?

Dosanya hanyalah baginda tidak menolong seorang miskin yang meminta pertolongannya untuk menolak kezaliman yang menimpa dirinya (si miskin itu)."
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Tepuk dada. Tanya iman.

Wallahu'alam....Allah knows best.

Allah Says So

Assalamualaikum warahmatullahi wa barakatuh


I came across a wonderful book "Discover Islam" by the well known USA's Al-Jumu'ah publication. Sometimes its good to read in the perspectives of those who would try to explain Islam to the non-muslims, especially when it comes to the challenging  and thrilling type of questions. And yes, it really does sound sensible. The reasonings, the logic behind Allah's deen. When you look at the hikmah, surely you would be more confident in the truth. I sure am, insyaAllah.


I've always heard from reverts' experiences when they explain about how they find the explanation to Islam really relevant. I know it is, it's just that when I read the articles in this book, alhamdulillah I am more convinced.

The way the authors deliver the message was indeed in a wise way, not trying to crack any jokes or anything (remember what the prophet said? about laughing would make the heart insensitive), serious in the matter, yet the construction of the language is simple.



Here's an example..If someone came up to you and asks "Why does Islam oppress, you women? Keep you in houses and just serve your husbands" I once talked to my German neighbour and he did express his thoughts of this. Its true that some Muslim cultures oppress women due to local customs, but this is contrary to the Islamic teachings. Islam elevated the status of women over 1400 years agon by declaring them the sisters of men, giving them the right of education to the highest level, the right to choose a husband, the right to end an unhappy marriage, the right to inheritance. Like what they say, don't look at the reckless driver driving the car, but at the quality of the car itself. Its not the fault of the car if the driver doesn't behave as he is suppose to.



Overall, I quote this from the article about "Why is alcohol prohibited in Islam?" 
Allah, in His infinite wisdom, made injunctions aimed at preserving the individual and society. Hence the consumption of alcohol is prohibited in Islam. It is worth mentioning that when Muslims refrain from doing things that Allah has forbidden, they do not do so because of detrimental effects but because Allah has prohibited them. Their aim in this world is to obey Allah's commands, and by doing so they benefit themselves.

So, my brothers and sisters. Yes, it is proven that the commandments that Allah has sent in the Qur'an are proven today to be scientifically correct, for Allah is the Khaleeq. Most of the facts that have been discovered recently in this 21st century, was mentioned some 1400 years ago. Facts like mountains as pegs, or barriers that exist when two oceans meet. But how about those that do not have scientific evidences,yet? Would we still believe it? 

The most important thing, is the aqeedah. If Allah says so, then we obey so. 

I took a pic of the following during a seminar in Auckland last year. Just wanted to share it :) (click on it to read it clearer)


 




So let's reflect back on our iman, o Believers!

Islamic Eye

Assalamualaikum warahmatullahi wa barakatuh

I was thinking back on how I would apply the things that I learn here in uni to show that it's a part of Islam. Coz after all, Islam is every single aspect in our lives aiyh?

So let's see....Mathematics. numbers..equations..theorems..and back to numbers again..how does that relate to Islam? An Australian professor Trevor Bond who was my dad's friend told me that the beauty of maths is its perfection. No flaws. The right exact solution..hmmm..I'm still trying to look for answers for that, to be convinced that is..He did suggest a few books to read (duh! he's an academician)..anyway, back to our discussion. There was this one tv show on astro that showed how by maths, you could get miracles!

There was this one lady who worked in a hospital. Back home, his grandfather suddenly felt a rush of pain in his chest and went to get the phone. He dialled the number that he thought to be his daughter's number ( which was the mom to this lady..if you're following). But somehow that number turned out to ring a telephone at the hospital hallway where his granddaughter was exactly passing at that particular time. That lady was surprised to hear her grandfather's voice, calling her her mom and asking for help. SubhanaAllah isn't that too good to be considered as coincidence!

Mathematically, or should I say it - statistically, what was the probability for the grandpa to reach his granddaughter with a wrong number? (perhaps, just by one digit!) And from all the hospitals in town, he called the correct hospital where her granddaughter was working. And from the dozens of passageways in the hospital, he managed to call that one hallway which her granddaughter just happen to be at. A miracle?

Subhanallah. Nothing is coincidence. Everything has been planned by Allah. "The pen has been lifted and the ink has dried", remember? 
Does He who created not know, while He is the Subtle (Al-Lateef), the Acquainted (Al-Khabeer)?
                                                                                            [Al Mulk, 67:14]

So maths is a way to show the greatness of AlMighty Allah subhana wata'ala. That's just one. There's many to it if you just spend time and think :)

How about Physics? At first, I thought I loved Physics because..well..I dunno..probably just because I'm pretty good at it. But to learn it more in depth, and with the tarbiyyah in mind, Allahuakbar, I could see how Great Allah is. How truly He is the Supreme Architect of the worlds. MasyaAllah.

But its pity. Pity to see how those whom have no faith in Allah, see the world. They are so eager to dig up all the science there is, without even having the slightest clue on what these science are actually telling them.

Here's an analogy. A great scientist have been living overseas and is apart from his wife and other family members. After a long while, he receives a letter from his beloved wife. He was so obsessed with the science around him, he looked at the letter and tried to figure out what it was made of. Was the paper from this particular tree or that? Had his wife's handwriting change since the last letter? Was the paper a quality one? What was the ink his wife was writing with? So all day long he compared, and weighed, and made all sorts of experiment to the letter. When his colleagues asked him, how was his wife? He couldn't answer. Why? because he did not bother what the letter was all about, but was more into what made it that way.

Wake up people! All the things that are around us, are proves to the existence of the One God!

I pray that Allah would give me and you hidayah for seeing the world with an Islamic Eye, the way it should be.

Till then. Assalamualaikum~

Summer in Malaysia

Assalamualaikum warahmatullahi wa barakatuh
 
Just remembered the five weeks break I had back in Malaysia recently. Alhamdulillah I would say that I did manage to make 80% use of my time...Nah..that's too high. I'll make it 70%. Still, it's a great personal achievement for me! Remembering back the loads of wasted time after SPM (it was a good thing I spent 3 months at the National Service) and IB, I definitely deserve a round of applause :P


I had wonderful time with Ummi. Eventhough she'd kept on blabbing everyday about praying on time, I honestly learnt something. Before coming back I had this determination to force myself to follow Ummi's orders. I've always been pretty lazy to wake up early for Subuh especially when it comes to going to the mosque. She'd have to go through the same process every single day- wake us up 30 minutes before Subuh, then shouting telling its 5 minutes to subuh, then when its time, she'll even shout louder to get us to hurry up or else we'd be left behind.




Ummi loves to repeat this analogy - When you're on for a flight, you would plan your journey well. What time you'd be stepping out of your doorstep. How would you manage everything so that things would go smooth and be right on time for your flight. It goes the same with solat. It's amazing how those people get to pray on time, five times a day especially for subuh. SubhanAllah. Why aren't we like that? Just have to get ready before time.Yup yup yup. Before the solat time.

Other family members--> Alhamdulillah, I was happy with those excited faces when I said I brought something for them from New Zealand, the so called "Land of the Hobbitons". My aunties, uncles, cousins, and everyone else. I guess people do appreciate if we remember them. I was like "Bukannya pape pun. Beli sket2 je" and my brother was like "Its the thought that matters, bukannya harga barang yang beli tu". Alhamdulillah.Thanks to my friends for they were the ones that were all excited on buying stuff for their families, which dragged me into it. Anyway, I hope that so-not-much-of-a-souvenier made them happy :)











 

InsyaAllah, continuing the rest of summer here in Auckland, I do hope that I could be as consistent as I was back home. Just need someone to yell at me at times, or even bang me on head so that I don't get too carried away, especially now that I'm starting on my fifth Harry Potter book.


Okie dokie. See ya later, alligator.
Till next time, InsyaAllah


Assalamualaikum warahmatullahi wa barakatuh.

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