Thursday, June 25, 2009

2 Batang pen dan sebatang 'highlighter' merah jambu ...

Cuba lihat gambar ini betul-betul ......




Apa yang anda nampak?
Betul, 2 batang pen dan sebatang highlighter merah jambu.

What is so significant about these? They are just ordinary stationeries ... used in the office or at schools. Therefore, why write about something that is nothing.

Now, look at the following:


What do you see? Yes, a self-made card, simple but very meaningful .... The pen and highlighter came out from these two cards. One is from Sabrina and the other one is from Hakim (I'm not sure which one). Those are used item but the thought of giving ........

What people normally said? Yes, THE THOUGHTS ARE COUNT.

And for this time, the thoughts of giving 'something' to Ayah as a token on father's day really touched me. Alhamdulillah, those little hearts able to show their appreciation.

As for myself, did I wish 'Happy Father's Day' to Bapak? ............

Bapak, we dearly love you, no wishes can ever describe the love that we have for you .... no gift could ever replace the 'gift' of life that you gave us. All the hardwork, all sacrifices will be rewarded, insyaAllah.

But Bapak rarely at home when we were young. His work requires him to travel along with the train day in, day out. At home today, away again for another 3-4 days. The time we spent with him is very minimum. Bapak does not have much words to say to us when we were young. But I do remember when Bapak used to feed me when I was just a little girl, back in kampung. It will always be a 'One for you, and One for me', one for my mouth, and for bapak's. Hmmmmm ..... sweet memory.

When I was in standard 6, mak when to perform the Hajj, Bapak did not go because he has to look after us. That was when Bapak tried to accomodate me, just to please me who really cried my eyes out when Mak left at the airport, Bapak tried to fulfill whatever that I requested. He bought a colour TV (quite new in the market at that time), a washing machine (Mak refused to have one because cannot see the importance), and the best thing is, Bapak send me to school and fetch me from school everyday (normally I took the school bus). Spoiled am I? Don't think so.

One other thing I remember about Bapak is, he will wash my school shoes if I did not do it ......


Bapak, at 76

Semoga Allah berikan kesihatan yang baik untuk bapak meneruskan kehidupan ini dan membolehkan bapak terus tingkatkan ibadat terhadapNYA. Semoga Bapak sentiasa dalam peliharaan dan keberkatanNYA.

Kami sayang Bapak!!!!



WANITA

I got the following from an email from a group that I joined. 19 keistimewaan wanita. Hmmm.... menarik. Of course I would love to read and know, what is it so special about female. YES! Allah has created the mankind, male and female, both to compliment each other. Allah has created female so special that it requires full protection - we are required to cover ourselves, hijab, not to go out by ourselves, always obey our protector (Father or husband) as long as they are in the right path. Itulah antaranya keistimewaan wanita, at least, as I can see it.

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19 KEISTIMEWAAN WANITA


1. Doa wanita itu lebih makbul daripada lelaki kerana sifat penyayang yang lebih kuat daripada lelaki. Ketika ditanya kepada Rasulullah SAW akan hal tersebut, jawab baginda , " Ibu lebih penyayang daripada bapa dan doa orang yang penyayang tidak akan sia-sia."

2. Wanita yang solehah (baik) itu lebih baik daripada 1000 lelaki yang soleh.

3. Barangsiapa yang menggembirakan anak perempuannya, darjatnya seumpama orang yang sentiasa menangis kerana takutkan Allah .Dan orang yang takutkan
Allah SWT akan diharamkan api neraka ke atas tubuhnya.

4. Wanita yang tinggal bersama anak-anaknya akan tinggal bersama aku (Rasulullah SAW) di dalam syurga.

5. Barangsiapa membawa hadiah (barang makanan dari pasar ke rumah lalu diberikan kepada keluarganya) maka pahalanya seperti melakukan amalan bersedekah.Hendakla h mendahulukan anak perempuan daripada anak lelaki. Maka barangsiapa yang menyukakan anak perempuan seolah-olah dia memerdekakan anak Nabi Ismail.

6. Syurga itu di bawah telapak kaki ibu.

7. Barangsiapa mempunyai tiga anak perempuan atau tiga saudara perempuan atau dua anak perempuan atau dua saudara perempuan lalu dia bersikap ihsan dalam pergaulan dengan mereka dan mendidik mereka dengan penuh rasa takwa serta sikap bertanggungjawab, maka baginya adalah syurga.

8. Apabila memanggil akan dirimu dua orang ibu bapamu, maka jawablah panggilan ibumu terlebih dahulu.

9. Daripada Aisyah r.a." Barangsiapa yang diuji dengan sesuatu daripada anak-anak perempuannya lalu dia berbuat baik kepada mereka, maka mereka akan menjadi penghalang baginya daripada api neraka.

10. Wanita yang taat berkhidmat kepada suaminya akan tertutuplah pintu-pintu neraka dan terbuka pintu-pintu syurga. Masuklah dari mana-mana pun pintu yang dia kehendaki dengan tidak dihisab.

11. Wanita yang taat pada suaminya, maka semua ikan-ikan di laut, burung di udara, malaikat di langit, matahari dan bulan semua beristighfar baginya selama mana dia taat kepada suaminya serta menjaga solat dan puasanya.

12. Aisyah r.a berkata, "Aku bertanya kepada Rasulullah, siapakah yang lebih besar haknya terhadap wanita?" Jawab Rasulullah SAW "Suaminya." " Siapa pula berhak terhadap lelaki?" Jawab Rasulullah SAW, "Ibunya."

13. Perempuan apabila sembahyang lima waktu, puasa di bulan Ramadhan, memelihara kehormatannya serta kepada suaminya, masuklah dia dari pintu syurga mana sahaja yang dikehendaki.

14. Tiap perempuan yang menolong suaminya dalam urusan agama, maka Allah SWT memasukkan dia ke dalam syurga terlebih dahulu daripada suaminya (10,000 tahun).

15. Apabila seseorang perempuan mengandung janin dalam rahimnya,maka beristighfarlah para malaikat untuknya. Allah SWT mencatatkan baginya setiap hari dengan 1,000 kebajikan dan menghapuskan darinya 1,000 kejahatan.

16. Apabila seseorang perempuan mulai sakit hendak bersalin, maka Allah SWT mencatatkan baginya pahala orang yang berjihad pada jalan Allah.

17. Apabila seseorang perempuan melahirkan anak, keluarlah dia dari dosa-dosa seperti keadaan ibunya melahirkannya.

18. Apabila telah lahir anak lalu disusui, maka bagi ibu itu setiap satu tegukan daripada susunya diberi satu kebajikan.

19. Apabila semalaman seorang ibu tidak tidur dan memelihara anaknya yang sakit, maka Allah SWT memberinya pahala seperti memerdekakan 70 orang hamba dengan ikhlas untuk membela agama Allah SWT.

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But ......................... we have weaknesses. We have fragile heart that can easily broken. We have limited strength that requires assistance. Guys out there, please listen to our soft and fragile heart and feeling.

  • We were told that sometimes men need to go out with friends to have a 'manly' chat with friends. So, do we. We need friends to talk and actualy listen to our feelings (we are so full with emotions). We have a soft heart to be cared for. Would you want to care for it emotionally?
  • We heard men saying that when a woman sulk, 'just leave her alone, she'll be ok in no time'. But do men know that every sulk creates a scar in her soft heart. And that scar can become bigger with frequent ignorant from a man. It disturbs her emotionally.
  • Men would say that they need time for a break, to be with friends, to do things that they like. So, how about woman. We need a time off too. But our problem is, we cannot be away from our family for long. We missed them each minute even at work or school. Togetherness, doing something out of routine is a break for us. We did not ask so much.
To list all, it will be a never ending story.
Above all, Alhamdulillah, I am lucky. My husband:
  • always put the family first above all his interest
  • is very difficult at times but mostly we (kids and myself) are the reasons why
  • is a motivator - but in his own way, you'll realise it only after you have successfully achieved whatever you are working on
  • is a good son
  • insyaAllah, a true muslim

As for me,
as a woman, as a wife,
I seek forgiveness from Allah and seek redha from my husband,
always,
as there is where jannah lies.

wallahua'lam


Friday, June 19, 2009

Report Card Time....

hmmmm..... baru balik dari ambil report card Hakim and Sabrina. Phuh! Letih ... what a long queue. It took me two hours to finish the task(?). I guess they should figure out a more systematic way for the teacher-parents meet like this. Even the teachers are already tired to talk to the parents towards the end of the day. They just hand over the report card, smile and ask us to sign it, answering only reluctantly.

30th june is another session. this time its going to be worst, 2 classes and 2 schools, morning and evening!!! Boleh tak agaknya kalau tak pergi???? Kesian pulak anak2, mesti nak tunjuk talent kan!

Something interesting occured. Guess what the teacher said to me about Hakim? (i dont think you can guess). The class teacher, Cikgu Muhaya said, "Cikgu-cikgu lain pesan, minta saya samapaikan, kalau ibu Ikmal datang, tolong bagi tau kat ibu dia suruh tengok-tengokkan Ikmal." I was quite shocked and full of suspense. What did my boy have done that makes all teachers wishing to say something to me. Berdebar-debar jugak. The teacher continued, " Dia suka khayal dalam kelas, berangan dan buat kerja lambat. Tapi dia sebenarnya bijak. Saya pun macam tak percaya tengok markah dia kali ni. Dua tiga kali saya kira". Inilah kata-kata cikgunya. I'm not kidding. It is still fresh in my mind because I just came back from the school.

Hmmmm ........... apa nak buat ya?

Wednesday, June 17, 2009

Hakim kena cucuk

"Ibu! Hakim kena cucuk. Satu kiri dan satu kanan.", jerit Hakim sebaik melangkah masuk ke rumah. Sampai terlupa nak bagi salam.

"Sakit tak?", tanyaku ringkas.

"Tak sakit pun", balas Hakim.

"Tak sakit?", tanyaku tak percaya (memang tak percaya pun).

"Iye, tak sakit. Hakim baca doa", balas Hakim dengan penuh perasaan.

I was smiling and at the same time saying Alhamdulillah. Last night, when he told us that nurses are coming for injection, I was worried, he was always a little bit nervous and never trust people to do something on him. A simple example, he always tries to push my hand aside while I am brushing his teeth. But my husband comforted by saying that he will be ok when with friends. At that time, I was really hoping that my husband is correct.

I remembered during the last 'khatan', because he did not trust us, he did the cleaning on the wounds by himself. He even applied the cream (medicine) on the wound by himself. And also because he did not trust the doctor, he sat up to see what the doctor is doing to him during the incision procedure. That is my boy, Hakim.

On our way up, while on the stairs, I asked Hakim,

"Macam mana boleh jadi tak sakit?".
"Hakim baca doa", jawabnya selamba je.
"Ustazah suruh ke?", tanyaku lagi.
"Tak lah. Hakim yang nak baca sendiri", jawab Hakim lagi, serius.
Aku mula merasa bangga.

"Hakim baca doa apa?", tanya ku, a bit curious.
"Hakim baca doa la, baca zikir banyak-banyak. Baca Subhanallah, Alhamdulillah dan Selawat", balas Hakim dengan confident.

He repeated the same thing that he did during the 'khatan', he was reciting Al-Fatihah over and over throughout the procedure, even the doc was smiling at him.

Alhamdulillah ..... aku bersyukur.

Today is Our Day!!!!

'Today is our day' is the geese that I got from my reading this morning while waiting for 9 am. Why 9 am? It's nothing, just waiting for the course to begin. Dr Aidh al-Qarni in his book, "Don't Be Sad" said that let's make today your day. Make fullest of the day because you might not see tomorrow. Wow! it is almost similar to my earlier posting, talking about time and how we should fill up our time.

According to Dr Aidh, do the best that you can, never delay even a minute to do good things even among human or the Creator. There are times when we take for granted everything that is around us, friends, relatives, siblings, parents, children, spouse ... we thought that we can make over to them tomorrow. Are you sure you are going to see the shed of tomorrow's life?

Ya Allah! I'm aware of this, half of me wanted to do the best, but the other half of me says, just do it later. Ya Allah! I must work hard to be better, to perform the best and never delay any good deeds. Amin ........

Saturday, June 13, 2009

Time passes by ....

Time passes by ...
We are still here

Is today better than yesterday?
What will tomorrow brings us to?

Life is short
Live it to the most

Fill it up with all the good deeds
Fill it up with iman and taqwa

-ummu hakim -