Islamic Calendar

"Ya Rasulullah what are these gardens of Jannah"
"They are gatherings that remind us of Allah"

Friday, June 25, 2010

Just 4 men..

Funny Things People do During Khutbah

Thursday, June 24, 2010


When questioning the cost to buy a ticket to heaven..I was given this answer..

Since when could we pay for Jannah? If the 'ibadah of an 'abid who prays night and day for each second he has in life for 500 years could only weigh one of his eyes, then how much would our 'ibadah cost? 

Obtaining Jannah is about gaining His Blessings. So the value needed to get Jannah?

It is the value that is seen only in His eyes.. but who are we to judge it?

And if it takes every penny we have, then spend it. If it takes every tear we have, then spill it. If it takes every strength we have, then use it. If it takes every second we have, then sacrifice it. Bcoz this life, is the only shot we have in achieving it.

Wednesday, June 23, 2010

Some words to think about

When once asked by a journalist to introduce himself, he said:

I am a traveller seeking the Truth, a human searching for the meaning of humanity, and a citizen seeking dignity, freedom, stability and welfare under the shade of Islam. I am a free man who is aware of the purpose of his existence and who proclaims;
"Truly, my prayer and my sacrifice, my life and my death, are all for Allah, the Cherisher of the worlds; no partner has He. This I am commanded and I am among those who submit to His Will."
This is who I am. Who are you?

Hassan Al-Banna

Yeah, I know. I posted this on my wall, yet again I posted it here.
But seriously, who cares? The more I read it, the more I realise my purpose..

Tuesday, June 22, 2010


Alhamdulillah, I'm now finally back in Perlis. Settled down and ready  to begin my story..
This one's gonna be long, so if you have time..Please continue reading.

This story is about what happened in these last thirty days, what I did and where I was. Also the perfect alibi for my long no-posting days..
It all started on the 4th of June. Well it actually began long b4 that, (the planning, organising and paperworks) but mainly it was on the 4th that the program actually started. The program is called TAMU. A short form for Tamrin and Mukhayyam (simply defined as indoor and outdoor). A program done for kids 8-12. This year it was the 7th time done and the theme was Smart Solat, Smart Hayat. Generally pointing out that a person who knows how to practice a perfect prayer will achieve a smart life.
If you wanna know more about this program, you can read here. She's one of the hardworking facilitators at TAMU (sorry, i'll pay for it if you want to..)
I actually don't have much time, and if I shared what I went through in organising this would be a bit emotional and sad, bcoz I slept late every night and bcoz what happened backstage was much much more tiring and mind blowing than seen. So as proof that it was actually fun, I imported it.
But who cares, bcoz the thing is,  I learnt much more things about planning, about knowing, about love. Bcoz when you tell others to do things, you surely will be tested with what you say. So this program not only taught the kids about prayers, it also taught me that khusyu' is a part of yourself that if Allah is not the highest in your heart, as your love, then it is impossible to achieve. And removing other loves; with its beauty, its comfort and its sweetness from this heart other than to Allah, is really hard. Too hard to be put into words. So the solution that I found in the tiredness and exhaustion from the program was, if we love Allah deeply enough, He will aid us in dispatching this hubbudunia away. InsyaAllah.

So after packing things up, on the evening of the 7th of June, the exact date TAMU ended, me and my brothers took off to KL. They were on practical. We arrived there 2am on the 8th. Then I took a coach to Shah Alam to join a Mukhayyam MISI (Mukhayyam Siswa Siswi). Now b4 I talk about this mukhayyam, I just wanna remind fellow readers that a commuter going to Shah Alam at 6.50pm, would be like a tin of sardines. Alhamdulillah, introducing a specific coach only for women helped a lot.

The Mukhayyam was fun and I got a lot of input from it, because sometimes when you are with other brothers, things come in a different way. I learnt how to cook chicken soup, pekasam and some veggie soup. But I think I can only remember the chicken soup, because after that I did a lot more watching and tasting than actually participating..ha2.

Then on the morning of the 11th, I took a coach back to KL, got busy helping my aunt prepare for her Thanksgiving Gathering (Kenduri Kesyukuran..ha2) the next day. It was all a family work. We did everything on our own. So on the day itself, I was a waiter, in charge of refilling the rice. I met an American man. Muslim. We had a long chat about the difference between the productivity of electrical engineering research in Malaysia and America. He made me realise that whoever controls the world has control over the highest technology, because their researches are military based, and the funding is limitless. So if i'm really interested to go into research, I should work at  US, which is impossible..ha2.
Exactly at 6.35pm, my brother sent me to the (IIM) Institut Integriti Malaysia's office at Jalan Duta. I slept at 3.30am, to help with the last touches and preparation for the CSR Rebung program. Then the next day (13th) at 10am, we went to MRSM Felda Trolak, by IIM bus. To make things short, what I saw, experienced and learnt was that integrity is actually unneeded. Bcoz if you practise Islam perfectly, you can see that IhsanThat you worship Allah as if you see Him, for if you don't see Him then truly He sees you
teaches us exactly about integrity. I also realised there that one can work for days and night without rest, exhaust himself, and do everything for the sake of making something happen. And in the end, he would actually obtain nothing except satisfactory. Which will give? Nothing. But if ones exhaustion and work is lined out on the road of Lillahita'ala, whether he achieves in making that certain thing happen or not doesn't matter, bcoz what Allah sees is his work, not his result. Subhanallah..
On the 19th, I came back to KL. The 20th went to an important launching. 21st took a bus back to Perlis. And now I'm here.
Conclusion: I just hope, really hope and pray that every drop of energy I used was for Him. And only for Him.

PS: I was a camp commander for TAMU, participant for MISI, and sekretariat for CSR.
PPS: Told you it was gonna be long.

Monday, June 21, 2010

Some Last Words to think about

This is the Last Speech made by the Beloved Rasulullah PBUH, Ninth Day of Zulhijjah 10 AH at the Uranah Valley of Mount Arafah;
After praising & thanking GOD he said:
"O People, lend me an attentive ear, for I know not whether, after this year, I shall ever be amongst you again. Therefor listen to what I am saying to you very carefully & TAKE THESE WORDS TO THOSE WHO COULD NOT BE PRESENT HERE TODAY.
O people, just as you regard this month, this city as sacred, so regard the life & property of every Muslim as a sacred trust. Return the goods entrusted to you to their rightful owners. Hurt no one so that no one may hurt you. Remember that you will indeed meet your LORD, and that HE will indeed reckon your deeds. ALLAH has forbidden you to take usury(Interest), therefor all Interest obligation shall henceforth be waived. Your capital, however, is yours to keep. You will neither inflict nor suffer inequity.
Beware of Satan, for the safety of your religion. He has lost all hope that he will ever be able to lead you astray in big things, so beware of following him in small things.
O people it is true that you have certain rights with regard to your women, but they also have rights over you. Remember that you have taken them as your wives only under ALLAH's trust & with His permission. If they abide by your right then to them belongs the right to be fed & clothed in kindness. Do treat your women well & be kind to them for they are your partners & committed helpers. And it is your right that they do not make friendship with any one of whom you do not approve, as well as never to be unchaste.
O people, listen to me earnest, worship your LORD, say your five daily prayers, fast during the month of Ramadan, & give your wealth to Zakat(Charity). Perform Hajj if you can afford to.
All mankind are from Adam & Eve, an Arab has no Superiority over a non-Arab nor a non-Arab has superiority over an Arab;ALSO a white has no superiority over a black nor a black has any superiority over white except by piety & good action. Learn that every Muslim is a brother to another Muslim & that the Muslims constitute one brotherhood.Nothing shall be legitimate to a Muslim which belongs to a fellow muslim unless it was given freely & willingly. Do not therefor, do unjustice to yourselves.
Remember, one day you will appear before the GOD & answer for your deeds. So beware, do not stray from the path of righteousness after I am gone.
O people, NO PROPHET OR APOSTLE WILL COME AFTER ME & NO FAITH WILL BE BORN. Reason well, therefor, O people, understand words which I convey to you. I leave behind me two things, The QURAN & my examples the Sunnah & if you follow these you will never go astray."

Take time to understand, read again if you must, bcoz everytime I read it, it would touch my heart.

Sunday, June 20, 2010

I'm Sorry..

Sincerely..I'm regretting about many things tonight..knowing I should apologise to many..for every unpredictables that i've done.
Mainly to Allah, for my sins..

“And those who, having done something to be ashamed of, or wronged their own souls, earnestly bring Allah to mind, and ask for forgiveness for their sins,- and who can forgive sins except Allah.- and are never obstinate in persisting knowingly in (the wrong) they have done."
Al-Imran 135

P/S: I'm also sorry for this long break, these last days have been very packed..REALLY packed.

Friday, June 11, 2010

Just strive for it..

I was actually planning to comment this one on someones post..but it seems appropriate to be shared coz I know..even I go through hardships in life.

 Those who will strive in Our cause, We shall guide them to Our own paths, and surely Allah is with the righteous.
Al-Ankabuut 29:69

There, it is said that a person who exerts will exert for his own good. Here it is being reassured that Allah does not leave alone those who strive in His cause sincerely, even at the risk of a conflict with the entire world, but He helps and guides them and opens for them ways towards Himself. He teaches them at every step the way of winning His approval and good-will and He shows them the light at every turning point to discriminate between the Right Way and the wrong ways of life. In short, Allah helps and succors and guides them according to their sincerity and intensity of desire for goodness.

I'm Loosin It!!

Ya Allah, Please guide me...
Aid me...
Show me the way...

this day of rest shall be put to full use...insyaAllah..

Tuesday, June 8, 2010

Let It Go

Sutera Kasih - InTeam
Kian lama terpenjara
Mencari makna cinta
Dalam ungkap kata bersulam dusta

Bila gerbang rahmat terbuka
Menjelma cinta suci
Sehalus dan selembut sutera kasih

Terbentanglah tersingkap kebenaran
Terlerailah terbenam kepalsuan
Tuhan pada-Mu ada kedamaian

Diribaan-Mu kebahagiaan
Tiada lagi rasa kesangsian di hati
Cinta Mu cinta tulus suci murni
Kasih-Mu nan abadi

Bertautlah bercambahlah cinta
Mengharum dalam jiwa
Menemukan kerinduan syahdu
Pada yang Maha Esa

Sutera kasih membelai
Membalut kelukaan itu
Sutera kasih melambai
Mengisi kekosongan pengharapan

Rela pasrahkan kehidupan
Mengharungi cabaran
Rintangan perjalanan di hadapan

Doa dan titis air mata
Mendamba sutera kasih
Agar terus bersemi selamanya

There WILL be a time, in my life, when things get out of hands, out of plans, and in my heart, mountains are smashing, storms are brewing, and as i stagger around searching for aid, for hope, for reasons, for a peace of mind, for a replacement, for love, i find it there, with HIM.

Wednesday, June 2, 2010

Reviving the deceased

When discussing a matter of our hearts, I really think we should look deeply and carefully, because anyone could loose sight of creeping shadows while basking in bright light.

Then your hearts hardened after that, so that they were like rocks, rather worse in hardness; and surely there are some rocks from which streams burst forth, and surely there are some of them which split asunder so water issues out of them, and surely there are some of them which fall down for fear of Allah, and Allah is not at all heedless of what you do.
[Al-Baqarah 2:74]

Syeikh Ibrahim Adham stated, that symptoms of a dead heart is:
1. Admits one knows Allah, but neglects His orders.
2. Admits one loves Rasulullah PBUH, but abandons his sunnah.
3. Reads the Quran, but fails to apply the rules stated clearly in it.
4. Consumes each and every one of Allah's nikmah, but forgets to be grateful.
5. Admits that Syaitan are the arch-enemies, but fails to fend their temptations.
6. Admits there is Jannah, but never does 'amal for its sake.
7. Admits there is Naar, but never struggles to avoid it.
8. Admits that death is unpredictable and inevitable, but keeps saying 'I'm not ready'.
9. Absorbed in seeking other's 'aib, that forgets one's own.
10. Accompanies and buries a Muslim corpse, but could never contemplate the hikmah behind it.

According to Sheikh Ibni Athoillah Iskandari in his hikmah;
Other signs of a dead heart is that when one doesn't anguish for missing out in doing 'amal and doesn't regret when sins.

A heart dies because of three;
* Hubbul dunnia (love to the world)
* Neglects zikirullah (remembering Allah)
* Overeating and enslaving the body in doing maksiyyah to Allah

A heart lives because of three;
* Zuhud with the dunnia
* Zikrullah
* Befriend and be close to aulia Allah ('friends' of Allah)

So please take a close look at your heart..
Has it become that hard?
Has it become that dark?
Is it already dead?

Tuesday, June 1, 2010