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

Saturday, April 23, 2011

A Murabbi

Now before i start, we've gotta do some arabic lessons.
Murabbi, the hard work..if you just google translate..(as seem is now the current gig) would mean, raiser. And i think that definition will do.

So yesterday i called my mom.
I was complaining (as i always do everytime i call her).. about the problem i was having here. About how life was so lonely. Huh?? Lonely??
No..this isn't the physical lonely..
And surely NOT the emotional lonely..
I was lonely..spiritually..

Now if you get what i mean..then you would also understand..that when someone is to keep sustaining and strengthening oneself in this perfect way of life..he would need a few factors that could boost him to keep going..or should i just say to have istiqamah.
There'll have to be a syllabus that could be followed (so the process occurs gradually)
There'll have to be an atmosphere that could live up the process
And there HAS to be a Murabbi. A raiser. To help. To advise at times of hardships. To correct when wronged. To become a source of inspiration.

Back to the story.
So i was telling my mom that i had the syllabus, but how am i supposed to work on it if there was no atmosphere, and especially at the time when i have no murabbi??

She just smiled..(it was a video call, what do you expect??)
And said..Allah is always there. And isn't HE the BEST Murabbi??

I was dumbstruck. And then i realised the things, basic things that i have forgotten.
All this while, Allah was ALWAYS my murabbi.
HE raised me..gave me problems, and taught me to learn from it..
HE aided me when i needed it..
HE showed me this path..ensured i stayed on it..
HE was always helping even when i nagged and forgot..
And isn't Allah, THE source of inspiration??..Subhanallah..
And i could still ask, where HE was??

Its true, we do need human murabbi, but i forgot the main and premier one was Allah..
He was the One who raised Adam..
He was the One who greatly divided the oceans for Moses..
He was the One who lovingly aided our beloved prophet Muhammad SAW..

So now let us be Mus'ab bin Umair..
Who, when was separated with the Prophet to Madinah, had Allah the Almighty as his only Murabbi..and not only turned a whole city around, but also prepared the FIRST Muslim Federation..
MasyaAllah, and how did he succeed this??

Allah, the best murabbi, made it succeed..=)

Ya Allah.You are my impetus.

Tuesday, April 19, 2011

My brothers, lets move together (يا اخوتي هيا نمضي سويا)

That the kuffar will attack and Muslim blood will be shed
because were obsessed with the dunya and abandon jihad
that we love this life, and we'd hate to be dead
and until we return to our deen, this condition remains
that we stand humiliated until we rethink our aims

we are here to establish Islam on this earth
so by the will of Allah!
lets give Islam a rebirth!
The Original Song with lyrics 
Ya Allah.Forgive me for my mistakes.Aid me with what I said.
For You are the Almighty

Friday, April 15, 2011

Never a second.

In Your name O Allah,

Here, in Wollongong, its already the autumn break. Well, its just about to end actually.
And in this load of free time, i see people, grunting, complaining, unsatisfied with how bored their life is.
After the games, the movies, the facebooking, people would start hovering around the house.
The phrase 'Nothing to do' is heard nearly every hour here.

And so i started thinking. Should there ever be 'nothing' to do??
I mean, practically there's always everything that could be done. After playing LOL (google it), there's DOTA (google it too), and when that's over there's always COD, and PES (yeah, they're just all games), then if you're tired of playing, you can watch movies, Gnomeo Juliet, I am No.4, Transformers 4, Spiderman, Superman, and all other man...then you would also have the anime', i mean i just can't list them all down. And even if you've finished it all, you can always do it again, and again, and again...

So tell me, how in the world can someone get bored?? And yet they still said it.
Then that's when i saw it, this world's pleasures, every bit of it, can never satisfy a human's heart, no matter how endless it can be. One would always ask for more. And more.
And in the end we'll just get bored. Why?
Because we, humans, our pure desires was really to submit to Him.

"Am I not your Lord?" They said, "Yes, we have testified."
Al-Araf 7:172

So when each and every second of our life..
we would have Allah in our conscience, or even if we can't, then at least acknowledging that we are ALWAYS under His conscience..
 Then insyaAllah, the time will never be enough.

Never. Never would there even be a second unspared,  there will always be things we could do, prayers we could make, good deeds that we could find. And we would keep going and going until we know we're satisfied. Satisfied of what??

Satisfied, that one day we would wake up, to find that the doors of Jannah are shining in front of our eyes, wide open, and then all the time we spent, the burden we felt, the sorrow we wept, would be gone. Because there, our greatest dreams is finally reality, our highest hopes is finally true.
And there, Allah will be waiting.
That is the satisfactory that we'll get.
InsyaAllah, InsyaAllah.

As-Syahid Imam Hassan Al-Banna said:
"Never will our time be enough for our responsibilities"
Ya Ghaffar.Ighfir zunubana

Thursday, April 14, 2011

Logitech X530

No.This is not a product review.
And no,I'm not promoting for Logitech.
(but if i get commission,i might..)

But today Allah taught me something with this:

So lets start with a story.
A month ago, i borrowed a friends speaker, i bet you can guess which model. And what happened was, as i returned it, the sub-woofer,(which for those who've never seen these things, is the largest rectangular black box out of the 6) could not function anymore. And so in realising that it could only have broken under my care, i took full responsibility for it.

And guess what, i tried fixing it myself. I know many of you would be assuming things got worse, but Alhamdulillah, i have a policy that when i open things up, i wouldn't touch anything as long i knew what they were, and in this case i knew nothing that was inside it. So i  screwed it back close, and decided to send it to a computer shop to be fixed. People were saying, that here in Australia, if you get something broken, don't fix it, coz it'll cost more than buying a new one. But i was determined, that it was just a minor problem, so i still sent it. And they asked for the whole set, or else they won't know where the problem was,so i gave them it.

Two weeks. I called and asked. They said it was sent back to the manufacturer to be fixed. I started feeling suspicious. The speakers were second hand, and i even had opened it myself, which meant the warranty was supposed to be expired. Were they lying to stall time??

Making it short, a month passes by, and this morning, i phoned the shop for the 7th time,questioning the progress of the speakers, and asking it to be returned (because my friend didn't care anymore if the woofers can't work and i was also full of suspicion that something bad had happened to it.). And suddenly he says:
"We've got you a new one"
And i was like:
"What??!! I never told you to buy a new one, isn't there a customer policy stating that any decisions must be referred to the customer??!!"
I was frustrated. They're not supposed to do that. I can't afford to pay for a new one. I'm really on a budget this month, i traveled alot and the costs were quiet high. He then told me to come over and take it.
My head was boiling. I told my housemate and i started unleashing the dissatisfaction. The anger was building up. I got prepared, googled the Australian Consumer Policies. Thinking about contacting my law friend.

Finally, when everything was clotted into this huge rage, i took a shower and suddenly remembered my moms reminders,
"Make an opportunity to pray dhuha everyday, no matter what happens."
And i began questioning myself, this is no reason for me to miss it.
So i took a wudhu and prayed, and all the rage was gone. You know, that after the dhuha, there's this prayer that asks Allah;
"if all the ni'mat in this world is hard to achieve, then i pray that you make it easy, because it is you who controls all."
So i added,
"if this is a test for me, then i accept it. maybe i have been misspending it, or misusing it. please make it easy."

So in the end, when i got to the shop (yeah, with the money and all), i made my best face and met him. And subhanallah, alhamdulillah, he said:
"Actually the manufacturer replaced the speaker with a new one, for free. They considered redeemable. So all you have to pay for is the postage fee. That's 20 dollars."


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

Sunday, April 10, 2011


Today i came across this hadith twice. Coincidence? Lets just consider it reminders.
And i'll re-quote it, just for the sake reference.

From the Amir al-Muminin Abu Hafs 'Umar ibn al-Khattab, radiya'llahu 'anhu, that he said, "I heard the Messenger of Allah, may Allah bless him and grant him peace, saying, 'Actions are only by intentions, and every man has only that which he intended. Whoever's emigration is for Allah and His Messenger then his emigration is for Allah and His Messenger. Whoever's emigration is for some worldly gain which he can acquire or a woman he will marry then his emigration is for that for which he emigrated'." The two Imams of the hadith scholars narrated it - Abu Abdullah Muhammad ibn Isma'il ibn Ibrahim ibn al-Mughirah ibn Bardizbah al-Bukhari and Abu'l-Husein Muslim ibn al-Hajjaj ibn Muslim al-Qushayri an-Naysaburi - in their two sahih books which are the most sahih books compiled.

Yeah, i know, most of you would be saying things like.."this is basics bro..this is gonna get boring!!"
But there are a few things i got today that i think would really be valuable if i shared it, so pay attention first before you start bragging on how much you've memorized it.
1. Notice that the narrator of this hadith was no ordinary person. notice how you can't find many hadiths narrated by him. understanding this, we could conclude that this hadith was something very very important for Umar.
2. That this hadith was actually placed as the FIRST hadith in ALL of Imam Nawawi's books. yet again such priority and importance.

So alrite, you get the point. its important. and its talking about being ikhlas in your 'amal.
So that makes it easier for me to go on.
So you would be saying,
"ive never had problems with my niat. i know that when i do things, its for Allah"
So maybe its true.
But just remember, the basis of 'amal is,
To do something,with full effort,by sacrificing your money, your energy, your time,sacrificing all that you thought was personally all yours
and in the end
when its done,to leave it in such perfectness that everyone would be astonished and ask who did it. but then you would have left,silently,asking for nothing back,no words of gratitude,no symbol of appreciation from anyone,to not even think of getting it.

Are we always like that??
My dear friends, with such delicacies of the heart, it is said to be impossible.we will always lose to the pleasure of being praised, we would always be proud when others see, and sometimes we even intend to show.

So now what? How to win?
Well, the thing that i got, was...
"Just renew your niat everytime,every second, at every incedent. because to fight the heart that always shifts, is to have a niat that always reminds"

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

Saturday, April 2, 2011

Some Words of Wisdom

Imam Ahmad Hanbal Said:
“Occupy yourself with every good deed and hasten to do it before something prevents you from doing so.”

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

Friday, April 1, 2011

Allah Knows...Allah Knows...