Cookies, anyone??

Assalamualaikum warahmatullahi wa barakatuh

Sangkaan. Sangkaan. Sangkaan. People tend to make assumptions over something without even having to look at it in detail, nor discussing it with others. We make decisions base on what's in our head. What we perceive as right.

But letting it out or sharing it with someone does really help. Totally. We think its really really complicated, as if, 'that's it..I'm screwed', but the fact is its not. Just sit with someone you trust, and let it out.

Allah even mentioned it in Surah Al-Hujurat, 49:12

"O you who believe! Avoid much [negative] assumption. Indeed some
assumption is sin..."

Making negative assumptions on a matter wont do you any good. It just messes with your head. May the effort of avoiding assumptions be rewarded by Allah. May the decision we make be the best for us.

Fa itha 'azamta fatawakkal 'alallah.....

Here's another no-good-of-being-prejudice-story-telling poem. Enjoy!

A woman was waiting at the airport one night,
With several long hours before her flight.

She hunted for a book in the airport shop
Bought a bag of cookies and found a place to drop.

She was engrossed in her book, but happened to see,
That the man beside her, as bold as could be,
Grabbed a cookie or two from the bag between,
Which she tried to ignore to avoid a scene,

She read, munched cookies, and watched the clock,

As the gustly "cookie thief" diminished her stock.
She was getting more irritated as the minutes ticked by,

Thinking, "If I wasn't so nice, I'd blacken his eye!"

With each cookie she took, he took one too.

When only one was left, she wondered what he'd do.

With a smile on his face and a nervous laugh,

He took the last cookie and broke it in half.

He offered her half, and he ate the other.

She snatched it from him and thought, "Oh brother,

This guy has some nerve, and he's also so rude,
Why he didn't even show any gratitude!"

She had never known when she had been so galled,

And sighed with relief when her flight was called.

She gathered her belongings and headed for the gate,
Refusing to look at the "thieving ingrate".

She boarded the plane and sank in her seat,

Then sought her book, which was almost complete.

As she reached her baggage, she gasped with surprise,

There were her bag of cookies in front of her eyes!

"If mine are here," she moaned with despair,

"Then the others were his and he tried to share!"
Too late to apologize, she realized with grief,
That she was the rude one, the ingrate, the thief!!!

Allah knows best~


Its been almost a month since I last posted anything here. Alhamdulillah first Ramadhan n Syawal here was not as bad as I thought ( I never did think it as bad, though). But still nothing can beat Malaysia. I love Malaysia! Love Bangi! Love me casa!

Well...oh yes..Alhamdulillah praise be to Allah, since tarbiyyah here had also increased linearly proportional to the 'grab-a-deal' Ramadhan. The month was filled with lots of activities, sittings, and halaqah with a murabbi from Malaysia. Jazakumullah to all!! ;)

Alhamdulillah alhamdulillah alhamdulillah. We never do realize how lucky we are, how AlMighty Allah is, how Gracious He is for making us who we are now. A sister once taught me, whenever we feel stressed out, or complain on anything..say Astaghfirullah once and Alhamdulillah ten times. Then, u'll realize that the things that we complain of is way smaller than the things Allah has given us..the things we already have. Subhanallah.

Being overseas we could see Islam much much better. I have this one Arab friend. Her name is Syaheed. One thing about her that inspires me is that whenever she is with her friends, she is never ashame of saying Alhamdulillah, SubhanAllah, MasyaAllah, even when she's around Kiwis.

Once, when it was time for solat zohor I said to my Tonga friend " go somewhere..c ya". I was kind of like segan to say that I wanted to go the the prayer space. Ya Allah what a fool I was. Somehow when I speak English I tend to care about the people I would be talking to. Its like not being do I say this..well..its like as if I've put on an 'english-speaking-mode' mask on...and speak as what a white person would speak..until I forgot the muslim identity that should be shown through words..through what I say..I mustn't care too much on what others would say, eyh..what matters most is what would Allah say..

But Alhamdulillah practice does make perfect. So now after realizing how a fool I was for being malu tak bertempat, I do now try to practice a bit here and there.

Talking about gratefulness...Allah reminded us in the Holy Quran

" So remember Me, I will remember you.And be grateful to Me and do not deny Me"
(Surah AlBaqarah, 2:152)

Also an inspiring quote from Khalifah Abu Bakar,

"Ketahuilah wahai hamba Allah, sesungguhnya Allah Taala dengan hakNya mengambil diri kamu sebagai gadaian. Untuk itu Dia mengambil janji setia dengan kamu. Dia membeli daripadamu sesuatu yang sedikit dan akan binasa, dan membayarnya dengan sesuatu yang banyak dan kekal."

Just a bit of muhasabah Ramadhan. May the enthusiasm of Ramadhan be with us until the next Ramadhan insyaAllah.

Have faith in what Allah has promised to the Mukmineen. May He guide us all.

Oh yeah..another thing I'd like to share..this beautiful poem (dont know who the author is):

Allah Knows whats best for us

So why should we complain
We always want sunshine
But He knows there must be rain

We always want laughter
And the merriment of cheer
But our hearts will lose their tenderness
If we never shed a tear

Allah tests us often
With suffering and with sorrow

He tests us not to punish us
But to help us meet tomorrow

For growing trees are strengthened
If they can withstand the storm
And the sharpness of the chisel
Gave the marble its grace and form

Allah tests us often,
And for every pain He gives us
Provided we are patient
Is followed by rich gain

So whenever we feel that
Everything's going wrong
It's just Allah's way
To make our spirits strong

Wallahu 'alam...Till then. Assalamualaikum~


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