Thursday, April 24, 2014

Sunset.... Subhanallah

Assalamualaikum...
I love beaches. I just love beaches.
The sound of the wave.
The sea breeze.
The sand.
Walking along the edges really put me in a wonderful feeling. Serenity.
Subhanallah.... Allah created everything for a good cause for us to think and for us to remember the Creator.
Allahuakbar.....
pssttt.... This is one of my collection....
Allahu a'lam.

Tuesday, April 22, 2014

Air o Air....

Assalamualaykum.
It has been a month. We are on water rationing. Rain that pours these last few days is not sufficient to fill up the dam. It will only happen with Allah's will.
Without rationing, the water will not last even till this coming Ramadhan ~ this is what the authority claimed. I chose to believe the claim.
With household only 3 to 4 person now, the rationing does not affect me very much. I pitied those with a bigger household, those with kids, those stayed in high rise building... the water rationing affected them tremendously. Be patient my akhawat and ikhwan... be patient... accept this as a minor test from Allah. Allah loves us. Redha... and you will be rewarded. Insha Allah.
And... this bill is a proof of the little reward ..... may reward awaits us in jannah. Ameen.
Wassalam.

Monday, April 21, 2014

Ber ta'awwudz

Assalamualaikum...

There are things that we do because others do, because others tell us to do. Seldom that we seek to find the origin of the instruction. Be it from the Quran or the Hadith. Those are the only two reliable sources and guidance that we have as muslim.

We normally began our Quran recitation with the Ta'awwudz ( اعوذبالله من الشیطن الرجیم ). But... how many of us really know why we must oblige to the instruction? Surah An-Nahl (98-100) provide the answer.


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In these verses, Allah instructed us to begin our Quran recitation by asking from Allah to protect us from the devil, syaitan. According to Ibn Katsir in his tafseer (page 254, vol 5), we seek protection from Allah so that whoever reads the Quran will not get confused with the ayah and will be able to focus and tries to understand the meaning. This instruction is simply because the syaitan will not be able to rule those who are faithful to Allah and tawakkal only to Allah. However, syaitan will be able to rule those chose to follow him (the syaitan) and disregard Allah (Nau'uzubillah).

Let's do what Allah and Rasul tell us to do. Insha Allah.

Wallahua'lam.

Tuesday, April 15, 2014

Mengingati Allah

Assalamualaikum...
It has been sometime since my last morning tazkeerah. I had the opportunity to be with Ust Roslan Mohamad in Madrasah Hijrah.
Ustaz shared a short but truly reminder for us.
From Surah Taha, Verse 14:
 إِنَّنِىٓ أَنَا ٱللَّهُ لَآ إِلَـٰهَ إِلَّآ أَنَا۟ فَٱعۡبُدۡنِى وَأَقِمِ ٱلصَّلَوٰةَ لِذِڪۡرِىٓ 

Surely I am Allah, there is no god but I, therefore serve Me and keep up prayer for My remembrance
English - Shakir via iQuran

Allah is the only god. No other. Therefore remember Him through solat. A five times solat in a day is nothing if compared to all the 'gifts' Allah has grant us with and the rewards He promised in the hereafter.
And a short reminder sent through WhatsApp from a friend reminds me that the night solat (tahajjud) is the clothes for the mukminin.
Jom solat!
Wallahua'lam.

Monday, April 14, 2014

Stokin

Assalam.

Sounds weird isn't it. What is it so special that I posted about socks...? 

What is the real purpose of wearing socks?
  • Aa a school children, wearing a clean pair of socks is a must. You can easily stand in a corner as a punishment for not wearing the sock (oooppsss... this punishment no longer exist nowadays).
  • As a worker, the men would put on the sock to look smart and abiding the guide for a proper office attire.
  • In cold whether, the sock will warm your feet which is crucial for healthy reasons as the feet house the many nerves point of our body (according to the reflexology)
  • For babies, the sock too will warm their tiny feet, and not let gas build up in the tiny body.
  • For travellers, wearing the socks could protect their feet from any harmful object in the pathway .... this is also according to Islamic teaching - to put on khuf when in journey)
  • To a woman ... what does the sock do?? In muslim women, the pair of socks will cover the parts that Allah ask you to cover and only to reveal your precious body to one and only man, the husband. Allah protects the women by ordering us to cover the entirety except the face and the hands (from wrist to fingers). This obviously means that the feet must be covered as well.
When I first put on my socks... in my schooldays, I heard people whispering... "Hantu stoking @ Ghost in socks". It was a great challenge to obey and fulfill Allah's order. We thought it is just a small area uncovered. What more, because the feet were at the bottom, nobody seems to notice it, so, why bother covering it? And I failed several times. But now, I understand very well that Jannah is beautiful, and there's no free and easy way to get there.  I urged myself hard .. not to listen to what other people says, not to listen to those whispers from human's number one enemy, the syaitan .... I put on the socks as my act of obedient to the Might Allah.; Allahu Akbar; He who has given us the beautiful life now on earth; He who has bestowed upon us all the greatest and most Forgiving.

The challenge is not as tough as before because we do not walk alone. If you turn around you, you will see many muslim women put on their socks to cover the parts that Allah wants us to cover, as an act of an obedient servant. As a show of gratefulness from us, the muslim women, because Allah has raise our status in the community, not being discriminated. Thank you Allah. Alhamdulillah for the great living we now have.


It's an ordinary view ... women in socks. May Allah grant us Jannah. Ameen.

Wassalam.


The Visit

Assalamualaikum.

I paid the doctor a visit this morning - afternoon. It was a long overdue visit. It should have been done October 2013, but I delayed it until when I feel the needs arises. Despite the its size is smaller under my numb finger, however, off late, the pain is more often.

While driving to the clinic, I thought a lot. And I put a positive thinking in me. With it or without it, sick or healthy, when the time comes, not a second is delayed or expedited. Thats the promise which Allah the Mighty has made to all mankind. Therefore... why worried. Live life to the fullest. Do things you enjoy the most. Get the best of life for the best of hereafter. Sow your weed to reap in jannah. Alhamdulillah... I managed to put myself at calm. My only dua', if ever I got sick, I do not want to burden anybody. Please let me be strong till the last breath lives my body..... O Allah! Please grant me this wish. Ameen.

It was a lonnnnnngg waiting time. I am prepared for that. I equipped myself with enough reading materials.

The look on the radiologist face does not put me in a comfortable situation. The frown on his face while going through the film worries enough of me. Alhamdulillah... the ultra sound scan does not gives an alarming results.

The overall result as of today, 14 April 2014:

  • 1 dissolved
  • 1 shrunk
  • 1 bigger
  • it gets lumpier on the outer ring
Am I to be happy or otherwise? On the positive side, I am happy. Alhamdulillah ... this nothing as compared to others. Alhamdulillah ... there's some positive results too. O well .... to fell sick or healthy, those are the test. To be sick or healthy, we will soon die. Therefore ... live life to the fullest in Allah's blessing. Do all the good deeds that you might and avoid any wrongdoings as much as possible. Insha Allah ... jannah is the reward. Ameen.

Till Next Visit. Insha Allah ...( if I live long enough for another visit).


Wallahua'lam.