Assalamualaikum warahmatullahi wa barakatuh

I'm in my final exam week. InsyaAllah by this Saturday I'll be finishing my first year in the University of Auckland :D

I came across this wonderful poem

I asked for STRENGTH...
And God gave me Difficulties to make me strong.
I asked for WISDOM...
And God gave me Problems to solve.
I asked for PROSPERITY...
And God gave me Brain and Brawn to work.
I asked for COURAGE...
And God gave me Danger to overcome.
I asked for LOVE...
And God gave me Troubled People to help.
I asked for FAVOURS...
And God gave me Opportunities.

I received nothing I wanted,
I received everything I needed,
My prayers have been answered.


 
Refresh your soul...

Assalamualaikum~

Assalamualaikum...

Today is the birthday of my dear friend, Siti Norhazwani binti Hadzir. Now becoming 21. Your old! haha..




She adores, admires, loooooves cats...so u could call her Ummu Hurairah, i suppose :D
or simply Wani Meow Meow..obviously, that explains the birthday gift I gave..(the cat-frame, if u look closely :D)



She likes green too..the prophet's favorite color! Its a good thing no cats are green..or else she would be surrounded by them..weird aiyh?



We've been good friends since college..was my roomate and also unofficial usrah partner.
Had superb time together..went to a lot of programs..self-developed ourselves..also a great jogging partner :)  Looking forward for more wonderful time together, InsyaAllah!


She brigthens peoples' day with her smile. Sya even said she has this sort of naughty smile..whatever that means..


Anyway, friends are gift from Allah. Appreciate them <<< A really good advise for me, I'd say.. Too hard to show affection, i guess.


Deep from my heart I believe this journey to New Zealand has been the greatest moment of my life yet..thanks to all my dear friends..old and new..from all walks of life..


To Wani : Thank you so much and May Allah bless you. Uhibbuki filllah~


Wassalam.

++ Kau Aku Berbeza ++

Assalamualaikum warahmatullahi wa barakatuh

Okie dokie..What will I be talking about today? I feel like talking about you..me..them..well basically US!! :p

So, don't you ever feel like why am not I like her...like him..being soooo famous....soooo intellectual..sooo understanding...soooo goodlooking...soooo rich..soooo can-get-along-well-with-everyone.....sooo pious....and all the sooo sooo's...

Sometimes it feels like why does everyone get what they want. They have everything, the looks, the name, the position, the 'ka-ching'. And me? err...natha??

People tend to see those above them..those who are more successful..happier..not having any difficulties in life..those having all the things they want. What exactly is the definition of living a happy life? Money? Understanding partners? Looks?






Syed Qutb when going overseas saw that Englishmen had very narrow perspective on what they define as happiness in life. They live for the sake of satisfying themselves, their families, and at most probably their job or career. Their cita-cita, goal in life was very narrow..short-termed..because they didn't understand about the hereafter. The goal that a true muslim would have. The goal that would give eternal happiness or eternal suffering. The jannah or the jahannam.

So its not the material that gives us happiness, its Allah's blessings..His rahmat on us that gives us sakeenah ketenangan jiwa.

Like what Allah mentioned in Surah al Layl:

" .....And [by] He who created the male and female.
Indeed, your efforts are diverse.
As for he who gives and fears Allah
And believes in the best [reward]
We will ease him towards ease...." [92: 3-7]

SubhanAllah..what more can you ask for? Your Protector who promises to help everything you do..always being there for you..

What more would you define happiness than satisfactory.

For example, if you were to sit in an exam and the result was truly beyond your expectation, wouldn't the feeling of satisfied be enough to describe all your hard work?

Or even if you d idn't get a very good result but Allah helped you on the day of the exam. You did your very best..but still you think you might fail..and it turns out that you got a B! which was way different than the D you expected..wouldn't you feel satisfied with Allah's help?

Just remember..Allah is the Bestower..Al-Wahhab..Yang Maha Pemberi..He who gives to whom He wishes. A poor man does not mean that Allah belittles him. A rich man does not mean that Allah honours him. Its taqwa that Allah sees.



" O mankind! Indeed we have created you male and female and made you peoples and tribes that you may know one another. Indeed, the most noble of you in the sight of Allah is the most righteous (atqaakum) of you. Indeed, Allah is Knowing and Acquainted."                              
                                                                             [Surah Al Hujurat, 49:13]




In the book, 99 Kecerdasan Berasaskan Asmaul Husna the author says that Allah positions someone with what that person could afford. He gave Prophet Sulaiman and Daud the greatest and biggest kingdom there is. No one has yet have a kingdom greater than them. Yet, there were among Allah's best hamba (ni'mal 'abd)..pious..a prophet spreading the word of God..the shadatul haq..Were they proud of the kingdom they own? of the people, jin, and animals they ruled? No. Instead they praised Allah, as was recorded in the Quran
" My Lord, enable me to be grateful for Your favor which You have bestowed upon me and upon my parents and to do righteousness of which You approve. And admit me by Your mercy into [the ranks of] Your righteous servants."

                                                                                       [Surah AnNaml, 27:19]

It could be that Allah made a person poor, so that he or she could be closer to Him. Don't be like Qarun of Fir'aun, who was rich, famous, owned an empire but denied Allah. Thought that what they earned was through their effort, hardwork, and their knowledge alone. How arrogant. Na'uzubillah..


So, yes we might come from different worlds. But just remember..Allah sees what's in our hearts :)


Assalamualaikum~


Assalamualaikum warahmatullahi wa barakatuh~


I'm so supposed to be in the exam mood. Supposed to. Alhamdulillah got the mood today. I would say I spent today much much better than last week. 


I just came back from work. While I was cleaning with the earphone plugged, Dawud Wharnsby Ali's song 'Life is not a box' really made me think.



Which kind of person am I? 


What would you describe you??


hmm...muhasabah diri kembali..


Till we blog again.
Wallahu'alam~

Friends~

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