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

Sunday, May 29, 2011

Life Is a Test

Life is a Test

“Lo! We have placed all that is on the earth as an ornament thereof that We may try them: which of them is best in conduct.” Surat Al-Kahf, Verse 7
If you think about this verse, you’d come to understand an important concept in Islam: This earth, and this dunya was created to test you. It doesn’t matter whether you’re rich or poor, old or young, smart or not so smart, hardworking or lazy, we’re all getting tested. What’s needed from us is trying to pass this test in every situation so we could be the “best in conduct”. 
What’s this test for? Simply put: To see which of us is worthy of Jannah. 
It’s a shockingly simple truth, but we’re completely heedless about it. We live life thinking  will be here for ever and not realizing that we’ll one day meet our Lord. This heedless makes us not ‘feel the test’, and when we don’t feel this test, we stop being productive and using Allah’s blessings for others benefit. We become selfish and lazy, and just want to enjoy ourselves and relax when in fact this life was not created for that.
Life being a test is not a ‘bad’ thing, if anything, it’s a blessing. It’s a blessing so that we get to plough in this dunya to reap the benefits in Akhira.
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Ya Allah.Make myself worthy of these tests.
For I seek Your strength and aid.

Thursday, May 26, 2011

Just Say It

Ok, so i was strolling around the uni searching for a spot to pray, which fyi, is what i always do. Infact i've even allocated a specific area as my praying area in nearly all the buildings that i study in. (So UOW is now the uni with the most musolla's eh?)

And as i finally found a new spot, i suddenly remembered about what happened earlier that day when i was late to the group meeting, (which i am always every week) because i had to go and pray. What happened was, as i entered the room, i said;
"Hey, guys..sorry again for being late, i had to go pray."
 And they said;
"Yeah, its alrite, no worries"

Well, the first thing that i noticed was i actually mentioned 'i had to' rather than 'i wanted to'??
~hm, is prayer something i considered as a have to???Is it just something considered compulsory to me??
yeah, i know it is compulsory, but it also should've been something more. It was my charger, my refiller, the place to seek calmness, forgiveness, for me to nag, to ask, to complain..
EVERYTHING, and i still said i HAD to?

The truth is, that isn't what im trying to share now, that, up there, was just some bit of emotions expressed, but insyaAllah, prayers aren't what i have to do, but what i want to do...

The most important and major thing that i noticed was that i told the guys i went to pray, and they cared less. No, what i meant is they didn't care.
What im trying to say here is that:

"Why should we be afraid of saying that I AM A MUSLIM?"

The problem is, in the middle of a society, where everything is peaceful, no wars, no threat, why should we even hide it.
Where is our 'izzah?
The pride of being a muslim.
The pride of being humble servants of this true deen.

Because as long as on is unable to live wholly as a muslim, and have 'izzah in it, muslims will always be seen as the underdog.
So change our prospective, lets relive our true pride.
And next time, when someone comes up to you and asks;

Why waste nearly ten minutes of your life, five times a day?
Why sweat your head with the scarf?
Why even bother to get out of your bed, too early in the morning?
Why advice?
Why read the quran?
Whats with the halal food?

Just say it. Because I am a MUSLIM. Because i'm proud of it.

If you do not help your Prophet, (it does not matter): Allah did help him before when the disbelievers forced him to go away from his home, and he was but the second of two: when the two were in the cave; when he was saying to his Companion, "Be not distressed: indeed Allah is with us." Then Allah sent down peace of mind to him from Himself, and helped him with the forces you did not see, and made the word of the disbelievers abased. And Allah's Word is always supreme, for Allah is All-Mighty, All-Wise. 
At-Taubah 9:40

Ya Allah, I pray for life with iman, death with iman,
and grant me Your jannah with this iman.

Monday, May 23, 2011


Today i woke up, (from my afternoon nap) and as soon as i opened my eyes, a sudden question kept ringing in my head...
Over and over again...
It was as if i'd had it in my dreams...

The question was;
"Why does everything in this world seem to have no end?"
Weird isn't. The fact that theoretically everything in this world is limited to this world, but as we walk around, gazing at all that exists, we see things cycling over and over again. We see people holding firm to what they possess, grasping this world as if it could last with them forever. 
After one thing, comes another.
After something is lost, another will be bought
After a game ends, another will start
After a movie finishes, another will come out
And then?

Ya Allah loosen my grip from this world.
Remove it from my heart, for only you know its condition.

Saturday, May 21, 2011

Speechless. Wordless

Please, I ask for you to spend just this 12 minutes and watch.

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