Wednesday, November 26, 2014

Bersedekah untuk mencuci Syubhah.

Assalamualaikum,,,

Got this email from a colleague. I think it is good to share it with others:

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the email
Assalam,

Sekadar berkongsi dengan kawan-kawan sekelian mengenai sedekah wang gaji yang ada kekhuatiran tentang halalnya oleh Ustaz Muhammad bin Abdullah (@Ustaz Amin).
(Tulisannya tentang Waqaf ada dalam Berita Harian hari Isnin)

Mengikut ustaz, elok kita keluarkan wang gaji 1%-2% sebaik saja dapat gaji dan sebelum berbelanja untuk apa-apa yang lain sekiranya kita ada rasa was-was (syubhah) dengan gaji.  Was-was di sini ialah sekiranya ada datang kerja tak cukup masa yang ditetapkan, keluar rehat lebih masa, guna letrik, aircond, komputer, fotostat untuk buat kerja personal dll.

Wang sedekah tersebut boleh diberi ke masjid/surau, Baitul Mal, rumah anak yatim, rumah orang tua dll untuk digunakan membaiki kemudahan awam seperti baiki bilik air, jalan, bangunan dll.

Sebagai peringatan untuk diri saya sendiri, tak terfikir pula untuk buat/niat  sedekah wang syubhah.

Wallahualam.

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There's a certain degree of truth in the suggestions and claims. We might have been doing the misdeed unintentionally. Therefore, lets purify our income and rizq. There are plenty of easy approach to do it. By just sitting in front of your computer, you can get your fund transferred to any parts of the world or even to your next door neighbour.

Astaghfirullah. Subhanallah. Allahu Akbar.

Wassalam,

Sedekah dan Istighfar

Assalamualaikum.

Allahua'lam.

Sedeqah dàn istighfar. Keduanya adalah kawan rapat. Itu yg dimaklumkan oleh Ustaz yang mengongsikan ilmu pada pagi ni, Ustaz Halim Hassan.

Pesan ustaz, kalau nak memberi, berilah pada kadar yg menyebabkan kita terasa kehilangan atau kekurangan.
Kenapa sedeqah dan istighfar itu berkait rapat.... ? Kerana pada sedeqah itu mungkin akan membuka pintu-pintu yang tidak diredhai Allah. Mungkin akan membuka pintu riya'. Oleh itu, sebaik memberi, bersegeralah beristighfar.

Jom sedeqah dan beristighfar!

Zebra Crossing

Assalamualaikum all... 

What is zebra crossing? By definition from the Wikipedia:

"A zebra crossing is a type of pedestrian crossing used in many places around the world. Its distinguishing feature is alternating dark and light stripes on the road surface, from which it derives its name. A zebra crossing typically gives extra rights of way to pedestrians."

Scenario 1
This morning, as I was driving in the campus on my way to my office, I saw three male students standing at the road side right in front of the zebra crossings, preparing to cross the road. On comings car are coming ahead from far, and I myself was not speeding .... Why don't these gentlemen here cross the road when they are already standing right in front of the zebra crossing??? 

Graphics Source: Google
The answer is simple, they are not confident to cross as the traffic might not give way for them to cross. I stopped my car just before the crossings, signalled them to cross, with a thankful face, they hurriedly began to cross ... seeing them crossing, the oncoming traffics slowed down to make way for them to cross the road. In less than 5 minutes, I started to continue my driving to the office.


Scenario II

Turning into my office building was another zebra crossing. And this time there were two girls trying to cross the small lane. As they were at the zebra crossing, I stopped to make way for them. They walked lazily, laughing, giggling, poking their friend and taking their own sweet time to cross the road, while I am losing patient waiting for them to cross the lane.

These are two real life scenarios of what is happening in our Malaysian culture (sad to say). 
(1) Motorist passed their written and practical driving test but never bothered to practice all the good things that they have learnt.
(2) Pedestrian do not have the guilty conscience or show of gratitude to the motorist who give way for them to cross. 

It's all about attitude .... it is something that we seems to be lacking. Being a Muslim, especially, Prophet Muhammad SAW had taught us the correct (mahmudah) and the wrong (mazmumah) attitude. This is part of mu'amalah between insan (human beings). Why do we chose to ignore the teachings? The teachings want us to always be nice to people and animals alike. Not by any way harm and troubled others. And ... on the Day of Judgement, we will be asked for every single things that we have done. Do not think that this small doings will not be recorded. 


إِذَا زُلۡزِلَتِ ٱلۡأَرۡضُ زِلۡزَالَهَا (١) وَأَخۡرَجَتِ ٱلۡأَرۡضُ أَثۡقَالَهَا (٢) وَقَالَ ٱلۡإِنسَـٰنُ مَا لَهَا (٣) يَوۡمَٮِٕذٍ۬ تُحَدِّثُ أَخۡبَارَهَا (٤) بِأَنَّ رَبَّكَ أَوۡحَىٰ لَهَا (٥) يَوۡمَٮِٕذٍ۬ يَصۡدُرُ ٱلنَّاسُ أَشۡتَاتً۬ا لِّيُرَوۡاْ أَعۡمَـٰلَهُمۡ (٦) فَمَن يَعۡمَلۡ مِثۡقَالَ ذَرَّةٍ خَيۡرً۬ا يَرَهُ ۥ (٧) وَمَن يَعۡمَلۡ مِثۡقَالَ ذَرَّةٍ۬ شَرًّ۬ا يَرَهُ ۥ (٨)
When Earth is shaken with her (final) earthquake (1) And Earth yieldeth up her burdens, (2) And man saith: What aileth her? (3) That day she will relate her chronicles, (4) Because thy Lord inspireth her. (5) That day mankind will issue forth in scattered groups to be shown their deeds. (6) And whoso doeth good an atom's weight will see it then, (7) And whoso doeth ill an atom's weight will see it then. (8)

It's the promise that Allah made in surah Al-Zalzalah (1-8). Every single things that we do are accountable for and will be displayed to us on The Day. Let's be a better person. This is a reminder to myself and it hopefully it may become reminder to your goodself as well.

Wallahu a'lam.











Tuesday, November 25, 2014

Bila Mula Bekerja ...

Assalamualaikum ...

Bila mula bekerja, bermula lah episod malas keluar makan. Bermulalah episod makan apa-apa je. Dan sambil bertemankan sayup-sayup nyanyian di Dewan Agung Tuanku Canselor (DATC), Shah Alam sempena konvo ke-81, inilah rezeki tengahariku, Mexican Bun ... Alhamdulillah.


Wassalam



Monday, November 24, 2014

Kalam Allah

Assalamualaikum....

Bismillahirrahmanirrahim
Demi matahari .. dan sinarnya pada pagi hari
Demi bulan ... apabila mengiringinya
Demi siang .... apabila menampakkannya
Demi malam ... apabila menutupnya
Demi langit .... serta pembinaannya
Demi bumi .... serta hamparannya
Demi jiwa .... serta penyempurnaannya


Maka ... Dia mengilhamkan kepadanya kejahatan dan ketakwaannya
Sesungguhnya ... beruntunglah orang yang menyucikan diri
Dan sesungguhnya .... rugilah orang yang mengotorinya
.............

Terpegun... takjub .... sungguh indah .... keindahan bait-bait ayat yang tersusun rapi. Bukan aku yang menciptakannya, tetapi inilah kalam Allah yang diturunkan kepada seorang hambaNya, Muhammad yang buta huruf untuk disampaikan kepada seluruh manusia di sekelian alam. Subhanallah.

Sebelum Allah menyampaikan maksud amaran, Allah berikan perumpamaan-perumpaan. Allah tunjukkan kepada kita kesempurnaan ciptaanNya. Untuk kita renungi. Inilah bukti kekuasaan Allah yang Maha Berkuasa atas segala sesuatu.

Dan kemudian Allah menjanjikan kepada kita keuntungan untuk orang yang menyerah diri kepadaNya. Dan Allah yang Maha Pengasih itu memberikan amaran kepada kita untuk tidak  mengotorkan diri kita dengan doasa kerana balasannya adalah azab.

Begitulah.... keindahan yang Allah nukilkan dalam Surah As Syams (1-10).
Allahu a'lam.

Sunday, November 23, 2014

Hadith ...my new discovery

Assalamualaykum.

Membaca .... terjumpa sesuatu yang baru jengah ke pengetahuanku. Malu juga rasanya. Setelah hampir setengah berada di muka bumi, terlalu banyak yang masih belum dipelajari .... and time is running out.... Astaghfirullah  ...... Ampunilah hambaMu ini ya Allah.

I found this piece of hadith, telling what the Prophet Muhammad SAW wants us to do. No doubt we are free to recite any surah for Isya prayer, however, doing what Rasulallah wants us to do yield a higher rewards, insha Allah.

Friday, November 14, 2014

Santai Pagi

Assalamualaikum...

MC.... day 9.

Am appreciating the moment. Enjoying my morning, sitting, listening to the water flowing, looking at the fishes swimming... most importantly, I had the oppprtunity to sink myself into reading.


Being in pain make me realize further one of the beautiful creation of Allah, its us, the human being. How each joint of the body interconnected. How each nerve plays each role supporting one another. It is indeed an amazing creation..the pain is only at one part of the body, however, each part of the body, each joint and nerve, simbiosisly support each other in support to the pain endured area.

I currently have limited physical activity due to the pain, I cannot move the right hand vigorously, then came the left hand in support. The hand that I very seldom use suddenly proves to be superior. I can do many wonders that I never thought of with my left hand.

When I overused my right hand, the pain nerves quickly send a signal to the brain and causes me to feel the pain and immediately stopped me from the activity which might further damage the pain area. Beatiful isn't it....? It's Allah's creation. Many parts of the Quran has reaffirmed this. How can we be so selfish not to be thankful to our creator, Allah Subhanahu wa Taala?

Lets show our gratitude in the simplest way that is possible... lets say ALHAMDULILLAH....

Wallahua'lam.
Wassalam.

Thursday, November 13, 2014

My Little Garden

Assalamualaikum...

Home sweet home.....

Nothing beats the sweet moment at home. And ... I seldom had time to actually sit back and enjoy the flora and faunas grown in my small garden.

At times, I would enjoy being in the shrubs of my tiny herbs garden. But today, I think the colours would make my day. However, sadly ....I notice that I had limited colours in the garden... so sad....  .... this would call for a visit to Sg Buluh in the near future.



Still unable to do the stressful physical activity, I opted just to do the weeding on this left unattended garden. It gives a moment of pleasure enjoying the minimum outcome that I am capable of.

O Allah.... the highest gratitude is upon You, O Allah.. the Most Beneficient....who had bestowed with this wonderful life. Does everybody got the wonderful life???? Yes, we do. Happy and sad,  Wonderful or disgraceful is for us to determine. If money and wealth defines your happiness and wonderful, then, I do not owned it. Because... my happiness comes from this precious life that Allah had bestowed upon me. Whatever that comes in life, I appreciate it as a special gift from Allah SWT to this humble creation, its me. Its a lie if I had not faced any turbulance in life. It is a roller coster of life that we are moving in currently. But... I stayed hopeful, appreciate it as the wonderful and precious life that Allah had bestowed upon me.

Subhanallah.... Alhamdulillah ..... Allahu Akbar .....
Wassalam.



Wednesday, November 12, 2014

Ku tunggumu di pintu syurga .... At-Thur (21)

Assalamualaikum...

Janji Allah itu benar. 
Update kali ini bukanlah mengiakan lagu yang dinyanyikan oleh kumpulan Alleycats sekitar tahun 80an dulu... tetapi ingin menegaskan bahawa janji Allah itu benar.

Dalam surah at-Thur (17-20), Allah menjanjikan syurga dan nikmatnya bagi orang-orang yang bertaqwa.


Maksud: (17) Sesungguhnya orang yang bertaqwa berada dalam syurga dan kenikmatan. (18) Mereka bersuka ria dengan apa yang diberikan Tuhan kepada mereka dan Tuhan memelihara mereka dari azab neraka. (19) Makanlah dan minumlah dengan nikmat sebagai balasan daripada apa yang telah kamu kerjakan. (20) Mereka bersandar di atas pelamin-pelamin yang tersusun dan kami berikan kepada mereka pasangan bidadari yang bermata indah. (21) Dan orang yang beriman beserta anak cucu mereka yang mengikuti mereka dalam keimanan, Kami pertemukan mereka dengan anak cucu mereka dan Kami tidak mengurangkan sedikitpun pahala amal mereka. Setiap orang terikat dengan apa yang dikerjakannya.

Dalam ayat ke-21 Allah menjanjikan pertemuan di syurga yang indah itu bersama-sama zuriat keturunan yang bersama-sama dalam keimanan.

Justeru apakah pengajaran yang dapat kita simpulkan??
1. Ya, kita akan dapat bertemu dengan anak cucu kita apabila di syurga asal saja mereka adalah yang bersama-sama kita dalam keimanan (mudah-mudahan Allah masukkan kita dalam golongan orang yang beriman, Ameen). 
2. Jika kita inginkan mereka bersama kita di syurga maka adalah menjadi kewajipan kita untuk membimbing anak cucu kita, di samping meningkatkan amalan yang dapat membawa kita ke syurga.

Oleh itu, adalah tidak tepat, atau salah sama sekali bagi kita yang menyayangi anak cucu kita untuk membiarkan mereka dalam perbuatan yang menjauhkan mereka dari syurga. Jika kita sayangkan mereka, kita mestilah mengajak mereka untuk bersama-sama kita beramal untuk ke syurga. Jangan biarkan mereka terus-terusan melakukan kesalahan dan kesilapan. Itulah tanda kasih sayang dan cinta sejati kita untuk anak-anak. Bukan nilaian kasih sayang hanya pada kejayaan yang dicoret di sekeping kertas. Tapi kejayaan abadi adalah apabila kita diberikan 'illiyin oleh malaikat pencatat amal kebaikan. Jika kita bertanggungjawab dengan coretan diploma dan ijazah, pasti kita juga bertanggungjawab untuk kebahagiaan di syurga dikelilingi anak-anak zuriat keturunan yang berat catatan amal kebaikan dan dirahmati Allah. Itulah bahagia dan kasih sayang sejati.

So... as parents, better worry than sorry. Lets make ourself alert with what our children are doing, who are their friends, and how they dressed. All are on us. We will never ceased these responsibility till the last breath.

A definite reminder for me, hopefully will be one to all of us too...parents.

Wassalam.

Monday, November 10, 2014

Bertasbihlah .....

Assalamualaykum....

It's 1.50pm. I am certain that many of us had delivered our duty to the Creator of the mankind, and the Most Merciful of all, Aĺlah SWT. Its performing the dzuhur solah.

Being at home on medical leave gives many advantages. I get to do half of the things that I wanted to do. Those are the non-straneous task, no physical is required --- reading and updating my deserted blog. Another half requires some physical activity.. ie. Gardening which is forbidden for the time being.

I came across this one ayat from Surah Qaf... the ayat clearly and specifically call us to say our tasbih, at morning, at dawn, at night and after each solat. The reminder is there... why dont we grab this. Just do it whenever you got the time.

This is truly a special reminder for myself whom is always in the state of 'lagha', that is in the state of not remembering Allah at heart. Astaghfirullahal 'adzim. May Allah forgive me. Ameen.



As I go on, I found another reminder in surah At-Thur (48-49). 


It also tells us to say tasbih whenever you are awake, during the night and when the stars are about to reside (the emergent of fajr).

Both aayah begin with  'as-sabr' --patience. Both aayah tell us whenever we are in trouble, be patient and say the tasbih at the specified times. O Allah... the Most Merciful and Kind. Allah had showed the way out from any misery, but why are we always at lost.

So, lets be istiqamah. Lets all say Subhanallah, Alhamdulillah, Allahu Akbar at all times. Tasbih is not only confined to these ... so pick your choice. The rememberance to Allah is the most important.

Wallahu a'lam.
Wassalam.



Sunday, November 9, 2014

The OT ... A Revisit

Assalamualaykum

When I had to go for the last ceasarean for Hakim back in 2002, I prayed to Allah that its going to be my last visit to the OT. But what Allah had planned for us is better and beautiful. When the doctor said, "We have to remove it.". I was stunt and speechless. Not so sure how to react. Removing it will mean another OT visit. When the doctor said again, "We'll do it sooner", I blindedly nod my head in agreement. And 6th November 2014 was the day.

We were there at 8am as instructed by the doctor. The operation is scheduled to be at 11am. I guess there's some preparation need to be done prior to the operation. At 8.30am, while Mr.Hubby and Atikah were having breakfast at the cafetaria witnessed by me (I am fasting-- for the operation), we received a phone call from the nurse. I was instructed to be at the Radiology for 'localization'. The nurse there later told me that the doctor will only be in at 9 to 9.20am, which mean another wait. Well, we pay to wait.

Localization is a procedure done to mark the exact location that need to be removed. The surgeon with the help of the radiologist will administer the procedure. Radiologist will scan for the location using the ultra sound, upon identifying it, the surgeon then will insert a needle to the location and mark the location with something like a blue ink to me. The tip is then left dangling for the operation. In my case, a plaster was placed to cover it to ease my way to the Operation Theater.

Next, I was brought to the daycare center to be prepared for the operation. I changed into the operation gown. I forgot how the operation gown was since the last time I put it on. The last was 12 years ago. I was feeling uncomfortable as the gown was only a knee length gown. Luckily I am not that tall, the gown fell to about 4 inches from my ankle. I was later asked to lie down to record my details.

The medical history was recorded. My blood pressure was measured. The first reading showed 151/98. Wow! A bit high... according to the nurse. I agreed. Next reading was 166/103... oooppsss it's on the rise. Not satisfied with the reading, they measured again on the other hand ... it went down slightly to a 161/113. What a bumpy reading. The anaesthetician came. He explained the procedure. My BP was again measured, it was 155/101. With that I was pushed to the OT.

The OT was cold. I was laid onto the operation table. I started to shivers. Looking at the bright lights. Saying the tasbih. The anaesthetician was busy trying to locate my vein. I was busy thinking of 'what am I doing here?', 'why do I ever agree to this? (As though I have a choice)'.... so many things came on my mind. Alhamdulillah... they finally able to locate the vein on my wrist. "Puan, kita bagi oksigen sikit. Buka mata ye", I heard the nurse saying. Its the sleeping gas. The surgeons hand is already on my body. Ready to begin her work.

"Puan... operation dah siap.", I opened my eyes lazily. Acknowledging that I am awake. I found myself in the observation ward. Shortly after, I heard the call for the dzohor solah. Alhamdulillahillazi ahyana ba'dama amatana wa ilaihinnusyur .....

Wassalam.

Tuesday, November 4, 2014

Two happy Weekends

Assalamualaikum all,

Nothing is more happier than being together, when the whole family is around. When listening to the children's shouts and laughs. Allah has given these happiness on two unexpected occasions on two weekends.

Hakim's poor fingers due to eczema
  • Sunday, 29 October, its the outing day for Sabrina, and visiting day for Hakim. Ibu was ahead of time preparing lunch to bring to Hakim. We will fetch Sabrina from her school and head to Hakim's to serve him lunch. But... a message from a neighbour (who was with Hakim at school) informed that his eczema had worsened. We decided to take him to the clinic instead of just visiting him. A lunch we had together, a solat in jemaah with Hakim leading the solat is the most beautiful moment at break despite the tight a busy schedule. And ibu, managed to pack some food for them while kakak mixed the churros batter for them to taste. A happy family... Alhamdulillah. We never thought that we will be together during the weekend. Alhamdulillah... thank you Allah.

  • Friday, 31st October, at 3pm, Sabrina called, asked to be picked from school. It's her weekend overnight stayhome. Ibu wasn't expecting it. It was not in the schedule. It was unplanned, the teachers decided to let them leave the hostel to give some space for the seniors who are preparing for their SPM. Ibu was as delighted as Sabrina, picked her up from school. Looking forward for Sunday, 2 November, when it's Hakim's outing day. It's another unplanned get together. Alhamdulillah. Thank you Allah.


Having them at home gives a live to the quiet house. Ibu will be busy but that makes me happy. Busy with cooking, talking, shouting, nagging (not really), instructing ... but that makes me happy. When night comes, ibu has no more strength to even lift a finger... but ibu is still happy.

Allahu a'lam.