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

Monday, January 31, 2011

Like the knife

This anology suddenly fruited out in BTN and it has become one of my favourites now..
You see, the idea of a knife was initially created to replace stones;
for cutting, for cooking, for hunting and you could even do 'amal with it by using it for slaughtering..
but one day, when one person suddenly used it to kill, to hurt, to threaten,
then suddenly knives became a weapon, a hazardous item seen by all people..
Now..where did its so multifunctioned benefit go now??

This is exactly what is happening in Islam..
You see an ustaz giving a preach and you say,
"Yesterday he was late for Jumaat prayers..he's really not that 'alim, i dont wanna hear his preach"


Someone invites you to join a gathering, discussing about how to live as a Muslim and you say,
"My friend has already joined..yet he's still a pervert, what difference should it make if i join?"

What is that you're doing..staying away??
STAYING AWAY from what?? Islam??
NEVER. i repeat, NEVER blame Islam for what a muslim does..
because Islam wasn't taught by any naive human..Islam is from Allah, the Creator and Superior..
so should you be questioning such perfectness??
Those mistakes, weakness, misunderstandings, are all from humans..and aren't we prone to that??

Dear brothers and sisters..i apologise if this has suddenly become emotional, because I've been hearing these phrases so many times that i thought its about time i lined it out..
let whoever speaks and shares knowledge about Islam share it, for what he brings is the truth, for who he is and what he's done doesn't matter
let whoever listens and follows discussions about Islam stay, for what he hears are truth, or how he understands and practices it is between him and Allah

Infact, if you think you see other intentions then why don't you try and do it..
Try and share knowledge about Islam..
Try and join Islamic gatherings, Islamic groups and listen..
And then you'll know that EVEN if there exists the slightest false intentions, it usually comes because you're human and it will always comes..

Like the knife rite?
if you see a murderer, can you blame the knife he holds??
or he who handles it? Even if you gave him a pen, he could still kill rite??
So don't blame Islam for all the misunderstandings you see..
don't blame Islam for every weakness a muslim shows..
don't blame Usrahs just because your friend is still useless..
but blame YOURSELF for seeing whats wrong, but for not being there to make it better..



Ya Allah.Forgive me for my mistakes.Aid me with what I said.
For You are the Almighty

Saturday, January 29, 2011

How Much??

Just to give an acceptable reason in why i yet again made this loong break..i can just say that i attended BTN camp..now note here that i DID not state whether i had to, or i wanted to or if i was interested to..i put i attended. 
Why? because somehow whatever reasons that might have emerged at the time i arrived at the camp, it all should just be put aside..because sincerely, i think this is one of the most 'crammed full of info' camps i had ever participated in..and i kinda liked it because it gave me time to think alot and read alot of things which all this while i kept aside..

So back to the main topic, this post is dedicated especially for a certain incident that really pulled my heart at the end of the camp...
The incident is as follows..
We were all bidding farewell at the camp..and suddenly i saw a guy, lingering around as if waiting for someone..everyone was like all bustling to go home but he was as if trying to wait..
Why?? That was the exact question hovering in my mind when i saw him

So just FYI, i am a person who loves analysing, so in seeing him, i accidently made some, and i bet you know how it goes that when once you guess, you could stand to wait just for the sake of wanting to know whether your presumptions were right rite? And thats what i did..

So a couple of minutes after that, a girl passed the guy, and the guy called her..
She stopped.
Then he called a friend who was waiting there with him,and he said something..
(Opps, sorry..forgot to tell..i was in the bus already so i kinda couldnt hear)
Back to the story, the friend was holding a camera...then..believe it or not..
The girl signalled something which i guess meant to decline, and she just took off...
Yeah you could probably see now, that he wanted to take a picture with her.




Now, speaking as a guy, I TOTALLY respect what she did...
What? you think it was simple, dont tell me everyone could do that..i mean..for guys yeah, we could easily push aside anything...but for a girl, it must be REALLY hard...
So then i began questioning myself, what made her act as so??

How can someone so fragile stand out and clear up her position with such pure bravery..
I mean, he might not even see her after this..she could just take the snap, and get going..
or could she??
then why didnt she??
Because today we see girls, some so claim to have understood Islam, some don't even care..
but what matters the most is nearly all would melt when provoked by men..and at that time all understandings and beliefs just vanished into thin air..WHY?
Have we men got magic?? Or maybe we have these flying Cupids??
As a guy, i apologise but the truth is, Allah has created you girls with a softer heart, and the heart has tendency to be melted by men. 

If you ask me, at that time, my heart was full of pride, proud to know that there still exists women in this world that acknowledged something much larger than her petite body..
Something that when touched, responsed perfectly and wisely, that even the toughest of hearts could look down and surrender..
What I saw..was PRINCIPLES
What I saw..was VALUES


So my question to you now..

To what extent can you stand when confronted with these situations??
How FIRM are your principles??
How much do YOU cost??

Ya Allah.For women are like the ribs.
I pray, meet them with men who know and care that they're bent.

Wednesday, January 12, 2011

Love 02

Al-Baqarah 2:165

Yet there are men who take (for worship) others besides Allah, as equal (with Allah.: They love them as they should love Allah. But those of Faith are overflowing in their love for Allah. If only the unrighteous could see, behold, they would see the penalty: that to Allah belongs all power, and Allah will strongly enforce the penalty.


Ok..so there's been this loooong break..again..
But you all must know..this is my FIRST sequel..and initiating a sequel..isn't as easy as it seems..because once you have an idea..it doesnt stay that long. so to discuss a certain matter..and generate the same idea to continue the discussion..just takes a lot of effort..and with the time constraint and everything, plus the way of organising my words..its just too hard to be put into words (really??)

Hm..actually all this complaining and moaning..were just to justify the fact that i was unable to comply with the promise of asap..
I'm sorry..

BUT..however late it may be..here it is..
and in relevance to the long wait, i'll make it a long post, insyaAllah...have strength dear friends, and keep reading..

LOVE 02
.WARNING.
IF U HAVEN'T READ LOVE01, YOU SHOULD OR U MIGHT MISUNDERSTAND THINGS !

Now in this sequel..i will have to make a new approach..and this approach will be in a story. And this story is about..hm..
lets give him a name..how about Yusuf?
his age?..lets start with 10
OK..so..it'll be about Yusuf..the no ordinary kid..(but not from 'no ordinary family'.a joke, huhu donno whether u understand or not)

Now why i chose this name must not be questioned because it is MY story rite??
ok.here goes.

Yusuf is a kid..he goes to an islamic school..(MUST we give the school a name also??, naah that would be too much)..and being 10 years old, he's living his childhood life at the peak. no worries..no exams..no nothing. All FUN.just the way a kid should live..

11 years old..something in him changes. He begins to get attracted to girls. Now remember this is an islamic school, so Yusuf gets interested in this certain girl..shes cute, bright and nice, but he knows that boys and girls aren't supposed to be loving, though he doesn't really understand why..but being a kid, it was his first time..and the feeling crushed his logic mind.
Such that when she raised her hand to answer in class, he would raise it too and when she had to ride the bus home, he would ride it too, even when she said her ambition was to be a nurse, he would say his was to be a doctor, all just for the sake of showing similarity. He scratched her name on his arm, he wrote it with marker on his foot,  would shout her name when he was alone, secretly stalking everywhere she went. He would write a letter using his left hand, expressing his feelings and everything in his heart, but then deliberately blurred out the sender, lied when suspected by the discipline teacher, and proved it with his right handwriting. He crazed for her, WHY?? Because he was in love..

So as he lived for another two years b4 ending his primary school, he just kept that feeling to himself...and also his bestest friend, and the best friend of his bestest friend, and any other best friend, frankly speaking, nearly everyone knew, but the girl....didn't.

3 years after his first love, he entered secondary school, a school that emphasises Islam as the true way of life..(*in other words an islamic school, but sincerely i never liked that word, i'll tell you why next time). It must be noted here that this school separates the male and female education. So there he had time to think about his feelings properly without suddenly bumping into any girls that might attract him.
He then learnt that love must be controlled, and loving Allah and living for Him is the PROPER obsession. So there on he stopped loving her...but the feeling would never fade, it always hovered around somewhere in his heart, sometimes emerging in his dreams, sometimes disturbing in his daydreams..

15, he took PMR and After PMR he changed school..and entered a mixed school. Initially he was ok..principles still strong, but months pass and again his feelings came, this time to someone really close.
It started with interest.
Then he liked her because she had a way that showed commitment to Islam.
Then he cared for her. So he had a mission. His intentions were pure, to change her into someone better. Lillahita'ala.
He got her number. They text each other. Not so often, but occasionally. Like when one would start with tawakkal for exams, then it would go on to about 10 to 20 messages, and gudnite. Now lets just call it seasonally shall we.
But before anything could get serious, Yusuf realised his mistake, and by not replying to her, she spontaneously realised where the relationship was going to. So they stopped.

However, something inside him had changed, his principles had crumbled and all that was left was the wall. He turned into a person who could fall and melt to any girl kind enough to him, it was critical, if u knew him at that time and even just sent a simple letter thanking him for teaching u biology, he would fall for you.
Pervert?? Call him whatever you want because that was him.
But alhamdulillah, with the wall, the obsessions were kept inside.just feelings..nothing more.
 He lasted for a year with the wall, but  a tragedy happened and he himself let the cat out of the bag. With Allah's aid, the girl didn't notice but others saw it clearly enough.

Being traumatic of this incident, Yusuf regretted and developed a new strategy. He called it the love transfer. Wherever he went, Yusuf would pronounce to himself a girl, kind beyond dreams, smart and fair as much, as an admirer that only he would be aware of. But the trick was, she would have to be someone beyond contact, someone he knew he would never reach.


The first week..success
The first month..success
The first year..success
The second year..also began with success
But in the middle of it..his worst dreams came true..his strategy had found its glitch. He forgot that the one who controls is only Allah. What happened was somehow he got in touch with the girl he admired. Either it was deliberate or a coincident, only Allah knows. And for a while he was lost. His heart had built up pillars of adoration to her and suddenly she was in front of him. He had dreamed to see her and here she was. No hesitation, no fear. He confidently made the approach. He looked back at her everytime she glanced at him. He smiled at her even when she couldn't see. He had become the old him. He was no more the Yusuf he knew in his early secondary school.

But remember, with every dark comes light, and Allah showed him back the path. Though reluctant to return fully embracing Allah's love, time and Hidayah processed him. He learned back the lessons he forgot. He loved her but it was just love. The truth was, he knew that if it came to marriage she just wasn't suitable yet. So why was he playing with his heart. Why did he even let the feelings flower up in his heart?
Why? Don't ask me, ask him.

And so after many hard days of cleansing his heart, he came back to Allah, realising the mistakes he had done all this while, he finally put the love to Allah as priority..and though through time he would sometimes fall, he accepted them as tests from Allah to build him into a stronger person.

Ok
for you all level-headed readers here, i know by now you'd be questioning, why the heck would i wanna know about some stupid kids love story rite??

So here's the golden opportunity not many bloggers give, you are free to comment on whatever you want, because this post ends here.

P/S: The no.3 is one of my favourite numbers...(other than 15)

Ya Allah, for my heart is only for You
guide me to Your love

The 'Sense'ble Lesson

In the name of Allah,
He who when sees, sees everything 
He who when hears, hears anything
He who when understands, understands all things

Now when discussing about senses, we could come back to the basics in science, where we (hoping that you all also have a scientific educational background) learned about our the senses in the human body. correct me if im wrong, it was in form 2 maybe?
We learned about what its made of..
the heat sensors, oval windows (semicircular canals?), vitreous humour
How it functions..
vibrations transferred into impulses by the cochlea? images on the retina? through the auditory nerves and grey matter?
And if i'm not mistaken, even to the extent of the consequences that might occur to our body if it malfunctions...

"Err,Hello...Hi, i'm bintuqamar, i'm a baccalaureate in pre-med..i got 4.00 for my first sem, 3.95 for the second and here i am reading some nonsense guy taking electrical engineering, trying to flag on something medical??Ewww!!.." (because its a girl)

Alrite2, even if ur not a pre-med student..or a med student..or even a girl,i apologise for that, and also for the effort in bringing out one of my nostalgic knowledge..maybe i missed them too much..

Whatever it is..my point here is that in this world, we claim to understand matters to such a high extent, yet we still question ourselves why the heck do we even learn them. I mean you could know about every single part there is in your body but would you even know why they exist??

In this context, comes the verse;

وَلَقَدْ ذَرَأْنَا لِجَهَنَّمَ كَثِيرًا مِّنَ الْجِنِّ وَالإِنسِ لَهُمْ قُلُوبٌ لاَّ يَفْقَهُونَ بِهَا وَلَهُمْ أَعْيُنٌ لاَّ يُبْصِرُونَ بِهَا وَلَهُمْ آذَانٌ لاَّ يَسْمَعُونَ بِهَا أُوْلَـئِكَ كَالأَنْعَامِ بَلْ هُمْ أَضَلُّ أُوْلَـئِكَ هُمُ الْغَافِلُونَ
 And certainly We have created for Hell many of the jinn and mankind;  they have hearts with which they fail to understand; and they have eyes with which they fail to see; and they have ears with which they fail to hear. They are like cattle - indeed, even more astray. Such are utterly heedless
(Al-A'araf 7:179)

Here Allah explains to us, that in life, we must comprehend and understand the use of these perfect senses Allah has given us. BUT understanding alone is not enough, because there is a point, where IF we, mankind  fail to benefit the faculties of observation, hearing and reasoning, then it comes back to the first point..
HELL
And don't ask me why, bcoz Allah has cleared it crystal enough..
If we can't understand like we should, see things like we should, and listen to what we should..then how much better are we from cows and sheep. We'll be like filthy, corrupted and heedless creations wouldn't we?? And what use would that be rite??

So how should i actually use them??

What, haven't you been using them for the past decades??

Just use it as we always have, just with something new;When we see, stare (not too long, or people will stare back) and ask, am i seeing dunnya or akhirah.
When we hear, prick up our ears and ask, am i listening to reminders or entertainment.
When our hearts begin to love this world and contemplate about its condition in it..stop it..and tell it to love Allah, understand Him and our status in his visions


 Ya Allah.
For my sight, my hearing, my heart, are all yours.
Then let it function only for You.

Thursday, January 6, 2011

Urgh

Dear sisters (and brothers too if ur interested), come, please watch..

video

Yeah, i deliberately covered up the TV channel..lets just say all matters of 'prevention' must be applied..

This is Allah's opinion.

Al-Ahzab 59. Oh Prophet! Tell your wives and your daughters and the women of the believers to draw their cloaks (veils) all over their bodies (i.e. screen themselves completely except the eyes or one eye to see the way). That will be better, that they should be known (as free respectable women so as not to be annoyed.
and this.

An-Nur 31. And tell the believing women to lower their gaze and be modest, and to display of their adornment only that which is apparent, andto draw their veils over their bosoms, and not to reveal their adornmentsave to their own husbands or fathers or husbands' fathers, or their sonsor their husbands' sons, or their brothers or their brothers' sons orsisters' sons, or their women, or their slaves, or male attendants who lackvigour, or children who know naught of women's nakedness. And let them notstamp their feet so as to reveal what they hide of their adornment. Andturn unto Allah together, O believers, in order that ye may succeed.

Hadith?

[Sunann Abi Dawud Hadith No. 3577]. Aisha (RA) mentioned the women of Ansar, praised them and said good words about them. She then said: "When Surat an-Nur came down, they took the curtains, tore them and and made veils from them."


My opinion??
Shockingly, disgusting.

Now watch this





Ya Allah.Forgive me for my mistakes.Aid me with what I said.
For You are the Almighty