Saturday, May 30, 2015

Perkongsian subuh bersama Imam Muda Hafiz

Assalamualaikum,

Pagi ni dapat ilmu yg disampaikan oleh Imam Muda Hafiz. IM Hafiz kongsikan hadis Nabi SAW yg diriwayatkan oleh Abu said al-Khudri (Abu Said al-khudri, salah seorg sahabat yang banyak meriwayatkan hadis).

Berkaitan hadis yg diriwayatkan oleh beliau:
Satu ketika Nabi SAW masuk ke dalam tempat solat baginda. Nabi melihat beberapa orang sahabat sedang bercerita perkara kebaikan. Lalu nabi berkata, "Wahai para sahabatku alangkah baiknya jika kamu memikirkan benda yg memutuskan dari kesedapan dunia dari memikirkan kegembiraan ini. 

Wahai sahabat jika kamu nampak apa yang aku nampak nescaya kamu lebih byk menangis dari ketawa.Kata kubur kepada ahlinya: 
"Aku ini merupakan rumah yg terasing, rumah yg terpinggir, tempat yg sunyi, aku rumah dari tanah yg diisi dalamnya serangga ataupun ulat. Apabila hendak ditanam seorang mukmin, kubur akan berkata selamat datang wahai ahli kubur jika yang mati tersebut adalah org yg bertaqwa. Sekirànya kamu org yg bertaqwa akan dimasukkan beliau ke dalam liang yg dilapangkan seluas mata yang memandang dan dijadikan taman antara taman2 syurga. Kalau yg mati itu adalah orang kafir atau orang musyrik maka kamu tidak dijemput dan akan diperlakukan ke atas kamu seperit mana yang sesuai dengan amalan kamu. Akan datang 2 malaikat yang menyoal dan jika tidak menjawab maka dia akan dipukul dengan tukul sehingga ahli kubur itu menjerit sehingga suara itu didengar oleh semua makhluk didunia dan langit kecuali manusia."

Kata-kata Imam Ahmad:
Barangsiapa yang ambil dunia sebagai rumahnya maka tiada kediaman pada hari akhirat. Siapa yang ambil akhirat sebagai rumahnya maka dia memperolehi kediaman dunia dan akhirat.

Wallahu a'lam.

Thursday, May 28, 2015

Slow juicer vs fast juicer

Assalamualaikum,

Slow juicer.
It was my first time knowing such as that. I never knew there's a slow juicer and a fast juicer. I only know, there's juicer. Fullstop.

Alhamdulillah it's a new knowledge and information for me.

I was curious about it. As usual, nowadays, knowledge is at the fingertip, on a touch of the keyboard or keypad. One question asked from Mr Google, will delivered hundreds and thousand of answers for you to filter.

Nama lain bagi slow juicer adalah masticating juicer. And for the fast juicer, it is also known as the Centrifucal juicer (memang tak pernah ku dengar sebelum ni).


Hurom HU 100
Masticating juicer: Source: Google image.


Breville BJE820XL
Centrifugal Juicer: Source: Google image

It took me one whole night to study this. Based on the few video clips that I watched, here are my findings:
1. Slow juicer perlahan, fast juicer cepat (as the name implies)
2. Slow juicer cannot take big chunks. Kena potong buah menjadikan lagi lambat. Fast juicer boleh campak sebiji2. Lagi cepat.
3. Slow juicer tak keluarkan haba. Fast juicer keluarkan haba tapi tak signifikan. Belum dibuktikan haba tu merosakkan kandungan khasiat buah.
4. Slow juicer tidak mengoksigenkan buah, therefore boleh simpan 2 3 hari dlm fridge for later consumption. Fast juicer mengoksidakan juice, therefore kena consume segera.
5. Slow juicer amat sesuai utk green leafy macam kale dan apa-apa sayuran. Fast juicer tidak sesuai, dia menghasilkan juice yang sedikit dari green leafy product.
6. Slow juicer is more expensive as compared to fast juicer.
7. Slow juicer produces less noise as compared to fast juicer,

My conclusion:
1. If you have enough money to buy slow juicer, go ahead. But it requires more effort on preparing the fruit for juice. However it becomes very useful if you are a person who likes to drink juices from vegetables. And prefer to make it ahead of time.
2. If you are not a frequent juice drinking person. The fast juicer is sufficient. Sufficient for the price tag that it holds.

My choice:
Since I already owned a fast juicer, I am not going to spend more money on another juicer. If I need to drink vegetable juice, the blender works well for me.

Make your decision. The choice is yours. Both are great wonders to help you maintain good health. Allah has created human beings with a powerful machine (the brain), if put to a good use, it will benefit many. With the brain that Allah has created, we created many more tools and gadget to make living in this world healthier. With the good health that we have, hopefully, we will have more time to worship Allah, Insha Allah. Ameen.

Wassalam.


Wednesday, May 27, 2015

Spot the insect

Assalamualaikum,

This photo is one of my favorites.
Captured on one fine sunny and breezy Sunday morning.
A fine day where you can see birds hovering over the flowers for the nectar.
Butterflies too.

So now, can you spot the insect in this photo? 
It was a tough time capturing the moment using my not so sophisticate phone.


If you found it, just let me know.
Cheers...

Alhamdulillah.
Thank you Allah for this rahmah and ni'mah.

Wassalam.


Orang Melayu vs Orang Islam

Assalamualaikum,

I got this in my message box in Telegram from a friend. 
It sounds very nice and thoughtful.
How simple things often overlooked, can become very meaningful.
If viewed from a better perspectives.


I did not to whom should the credit goes to.
But this writing is truly an eye opener.
The beauty of Islam that lies beyond what the naked eyes sees.
In the wordings lies the very powerful dua'
Hasbiallahi wa ni'mal wakeel.
Allah is Sufficient for Me, and He is the Best Trustee
(mentioned in the Qur'an (3: 173), is said when a Muslim is in difficulty or under a threat, to seek Divine help and support.)
Only in Allah we trust
Whatever He has for us, is always the best.
Insha Allah.
Ameen.

Wassalam.



Monday, May 25, 2015

Tazkirah ringkas

Assalamualaikum,

Perkongsian ringkas dari Ustaz abu Hassan Al Ashaari.

Persiapan menyambut Ramadhan:
1. Persiapan roh - mental
2. Persiapan fikriah - berilmu
3. Persiapan fizikal - menjaga kesihatan
4. Persiapan harta - untuk bersedekah

Manafaatkan masa:
1. Manafaatkan umur - supaya umur kita dihabiskan dalam berbuat kebaikan yang diredhaiNya
2. Didik anak dengan quran - hantar anak untuk memahami alQuran bukan sekadar akademik semata-mata
3. Belanjakanlah harta - dalam harta kita, ada sebahagiannya milik orang lain.

Wallahu a'lam

Tadabbur ayat: Surah al-Baqarah : 163-164

Assalamualaikum

Al-Baqarah : 163:
وَإِلَـٰهُكُمْ إِلَـٰهٌ وَاحِدٌ ۖ لَّا إِلَـٰهَ إِلَّا هُوَ الرَّحْمَـٰنُ الرَّحِيمُ ﴿١٦٣
And your God is one God! there is no god but He; He is the Beneficent, the Merciful.

These ayah is considered as the verse of Tawheed - the Oneness of Allah. This is to say that every creatures in world has only one God, the one and only God, Allah SWT. He is Beneficent and Merciful to all livings in the world.

This ayah is followed by another ayah that thells the proof of Allah as the one and only God.


Al-Baqarah: 164:

إِنَّ فِي خَلْقِ السَّمَاوَاتِ وَالْأَرْضِ وَاخْتِلَافِ اللَّيْلِ وَالنَّهَارِ وَالْفُلْكِ الَّتِي تَجْرِي فِي الْبَحْرِ بِمَا يَنفَعُ النَّاسَ وَمَا أَنزَلَ اللَّـهُ مِنَ السَّمَاءِ مِن مَّاءٍ فَأَحْيَا بِهِ الْأَرْضَ بَعْدَ مَوْتِهَا وَبَثَّ فِيهَا مِن كُلِّ دَابَّةٍ وَتَصْرِيفِ الرِّيَاحِ وَالسَّحَابِ الْمُسَخَّرِ بَيْنَ السَّمَاءِ وَالْأَرْضِ لَآيَاتٍ لِّقَوْمٍ يَعْقِلُونَ ﴿١٦٤
Most surely in the creation of the heavens and the earth and the alternation of the night and the day, and the ships that run in the sea with that which profits men, and the water that Allah sends down from the cloud, then gives life with it to the earth after its death and spreads in it all (kinds of) animals, and the changing of the winds and the clouds made subservient between the heaven and the earth, there are signs for a people who understand.

It tells of the Mighty Allah and HIS creation. Allah creates to the benefit of the mankind. Only if the mankind thinks about it.

  • Allah creates the sky and the land, from where, comes the day and night which rotates in a certain nature and benefits all. 
  • Allah creates the ocean, from where, mankind are able to travel to unknown places all over the earth.
  • Allah creates rain, which comes down from the above, from where it wet the land after a long draught, and grow plants which becomes food to many.
  • Allah creates the animals roaming around the land.
  • Allah creates the wind that at times bring the heavy clouds bearing water, and at times pushes the clouds away.
  • Allah creates the clouds that moves from one place to another between the sky and land.

All the creations are none other for the people to think and understand that Allah is the most powerful and Merciful.


Wassalam

Thursday, May 21, 2015

Keutamaan sabar dan solat

Assalamualaikum

I was doing a group tadabbur on surah alBaqarah ayat 153. It talks about sabr (patience) and solat. These two are important characteristic of the mukminin: sabr and solat.


يَا أَيُّهَا الَّذِينَ آمَنُوا اسْتَعِينُوا بِالصَّبْرِ وَالصَّلَاةِ ۚ إِنَّ اللَّـهَ مَعَ الصَّابِرِينَ ﴿١٥٣
Wahai orang-orang yang beriman, jadikanlah sabar dan solat sebagai penolongmu, sesungguhnya Allah beserta orang-orang yang sabar. (al-Baqarah: 153)


Written in Ibnu Katsir, sabr comes in 3 different ways:
1) Sabr when fighting against the nafs to leave behind those wrongdoings that Allah has forbids us to do.
2) Sabr while doing the good deeds. To remain persistence in doing the good deeds.
3) Sabr when facing the turbulence in life which comes in many faces.

Those are sabr. It's easier said than done. Only few of us is successful with this. But we should strive for with Sabr, Allah guarantees protection.

Wallahu a'lam. Wassalam.


Wednesday, May 20, 2015

20 Mei 2012

Assalamualaikum

2012, pada tanggal ini, kekal dalam ingatanku.
Detik cemas dan pilu.
"Setiap yang hidup yang hidup pasti akan merasai mati"
Pada tanggal ini, bapak meninggalkan dunia yang fana' ini.
Di mata kami, bapak kami setelah menyempurnakan amanah Allah. Amanah membesarkan anak-anak.
Alhamdulillah.
Dengan penat lelah dan keringat bapak, kami semua berjaya.
Alhamdulillah, syukur padaMu ya Allah.
Dan paling terharu, sempat juga menyaksikan aku menggenggam ijazah tertinggi.
Memang itulah harapan bapak padaku.


Setelah 3 tahun, mak tetap kesunyian.
Sayu hati ini melihat kemurungan mak,
Ya Allah, Kau berikanlah kekuatan untuk mak dalam meneruskan kehidupan tanpa bapak disisi.
Ya Allah, Kau lapangkanlah kubur bapak. Jadikanlah ia seperti taman-taman syurgaMu.
Wahai ahli kubur.... kami jua akan ke sana.

Sesiapa yang membaca , tolong doakan bapak ye.

Wassalam.



Monday, May 18, 2015

Bengkel bersama para Penasihat Akademik dan Industri

Assalamualaikum...
Alhamdulillah, with Allah's blessing, today's event was a smooth sailing.
Though, I wish I could do better. There are more things that I should put and said was unrevealed.
But again, most of the questions was answered.

The panelist were Prof Abdullah Mohd Zin (UKM), Prof Rusni (USM), Prof Siti Mariam (UTM) and Dr Dzahar (Mesiniaga). All had given a very interesting insight for us to ponder upon. All work is for none other, the nation builder, our students. We believe that with building them will help build the nation. And on us lies the responsibility not only to teach them academically, but, to consistently guide them, lead them to the righteous path. To tell them what is correct and what is wrong according to the teaching of alQuran and asSunnah. May Allah help us to uphold this responsibility. 




By the way, Prof Abdullah was my former lecturer. I wonder how he remain to look the same like 20 years ago? Probably, wisdom is the answer.

Allahu a'lam.
Wassalam.

p/s: I made a mistake. Dr Dzahar is not from Mesiniaga but from Microsoft. Thank you k.azzah for correcting me.

Thursday, May 14, 2015

Konvokesyen ke-82

Assalamualaykum...

Convocation.
Is the day when the students get their scroll.
It's when the hard work pays.
Congratulations all.



As an academician, it always bring joy to witness the moment.
To see their happy faces. To see their proud parents.

For this convocation, Monday morning was designated for our faculty. I am supposed to go. I did. I did in the nick of time.

Astaghfirullah. 
Gosh. I totally forgot the event on that morning. It was already 8.30am when I realized it and the procession begins at 9am. I dropped whatever I was doing, rushed for kakak and dragged her out of bed. I made her sent me to the foot of the hall. 
Alhamdulillah. 
With Allah's will, we managed.

The 83rd convocation will not be for us. Our students are all now in Jasin. 
May our small deed is accepted by Allah on the Day of Judgement.

Allahu a'lam.
Wassalam.


Wednesday, May 13, 2015

Kupasan Al-Kahfi by Mufti Menk : Part II

Assalamualaikum,

This is the continuation of my transcription about Surah al-Kahf by Mufti Menk.

He said:

In a hadith about Dajjal, Rasulallah SAW said that Dajjal will come with a test:
i) test of believe - he will claim himself as GOD
ii) test of wealth - dajjal will have control on wealth and water
iii) test of knowledge - he claims to know what is correct, which makes what is correct is considered wrong and vice versa
iv) test of power - he claims to be able to give power - as people will be so in love with power, they would do anything in order to get the power, to the extent to worship dajjal just to get the power, na'uzubillah.

How this four tests brought by dajjal are related to surah al-Kahf? It is through the story delivered in the surah.

Image result for Alkahf1) Believe - it is the story of people of the cave. They went into the cave just to protect their believes. To stand for what they believe in, that is Allah SWT. they move away from a place that could do harm to their believes to a place where they can protect themselves from the evil. It is a guide for us that we must move away from anything or situation that can jeopardize our religion.

2) Wealth - story of men who have lots of wealth and claims that the wealth is because of him not from Allah SWT. And he thought that wealth will never be depleted. However one day, all the wealth are gone through the fie that burnt down his orchard. Allah is teaching us that the wealth belongs to Allah and we are only the custodian of the wealth and we are allowed to use the wealth only as Allah has prescribed. in the wealth there are a portion for spouse, children, parents, relatives, faqir, others, or even animals.

3) Knowledge - the story of Musa AS and Khidir. Khidir does things that makes Musa curious, and when asked why he did it, he just claim that the knowlege is from Allah. It shows that Allah gives knowledge to anybody He wants. Khidir is given the knowledge even though Musa AS is the Prophet, and Musa AS need to learn from Khidir because of his wise knowledge.

4) Power - the story of Zulqarnain. He is known to be very powerful by people of his time and yet, he did not misuse his power. He did mot misuse the power because of fear of ALLAH SWT. Whwn he builds the wall he knows that the wall will only be ther as a long Allah wants it to be there.

AS a conclusion, lesson that we can learn from surah al_Kahf, according to Mufti menk:
1) test of religion - do not shake/ do not shatter/ stand for believes, if we cannot do it, run away to a safer place.
2) test of wealth - relate to Allah and do not seek from any other
3) test of knowledge - seek pure knowledge from Quran and Hadith
3) test of power - do not abuse power, always remember that Allah is the AlMighty.

Ameen. May we get some insight from this and become a guide to us. Always.

Wassalam.





Tuesday, May 12, 2015

Al-Kahfi: Suatu Kupasan oleh Mufti Menk

Assalamualaikum,

Sambil bekerja dan mendengar bukanlah perkara yang mudah. Especially when you are writing a paper. It requires your attention to your thinking. Composing requires deep thought. This resulted in me listening to the 1 hour speech of Mufti Menk from the beginning of the day, till the end of the working day. I listened to it repeatedly for the whole day to get the gist of the discussion. And today it was a lovely and interesting explanation on the surah al-Kahf.

As we know, based on a hadith, we are encouraged to recite surah al-Kahf on every Friday night till before the end of the day (Friday). Among which, the benefit will be to protect oneself from the evil power of Dajjal.
According to Mufti Menk, the Dajjal is a manifestation of two forms:
1) Dajjal as himself. The actual Dajjal as described by the hadith in his physical form. Will come down to the earth as the world is coming to its final day.
2) Dajjal as a manifestation of a person (anyone) that will try to take religion away from you. Someone that would encourage you to act wrongly, away from what Allah has instructred us to do, and do what Allah forbids us from doing.

Based on the second description of Dajjal, therefore, there will be many dajjal around us. They can be anybody, whoever wants to take the religion away from us. Thus, no wonder our Prophet Muhammad SAW encouraged us to frequently recite surah Al-Kahf and say this dua before giving salam in each compulsory solat.


Image result for doa mohon perlindungan dari fitnah dajjal
Sumber: Google

Have you done this? I did. Let's do it together. May Allah protect us all from the evil power of the Dajjal.

Wassalam.

~There'll be part 2 of the explanation on al-Kahf by Mufti Menk in next updates, Insha Allah. Wallahu a'lam.



Kerana Sekejap ....

Assalamualaikum,

'Sekejap', 'Kejap', 'Jap lagi', 'Sat' ..... semuanya membawa maksud yang sama. Dari sudut negatifnya, ia bermaksud bertangguh dan menangguhkan. Ada banyak akibat dari bertangguh ini, ada yang membawa kebaikan tanpa disedari, ada yang mengakibatkan kerugian yang menyesalkan.

Contoh kebaikan dari bertangguh ...."Dia sepatutnya menaiki bas yang terlibat dalam kemalangan tu, tetapi kerana dia bertangguh-tangguh hendak keluar dari rumah, maka dia tertinggal bas. Syukurlah... kalau tak, pasti dah jadi arwah sekarang."

Ini satu contoh bertangguh yang membawa kebaikan, tetapi ini sebenarnya takdir yang telah Allah tetapkan.

Contoh keburukan dari bertangguh ....."Dia sepatutnya telah disediakan tempat duduk di depan, tetapi disebabkan dia bertangguh untuk keluar dari rumah tadi, tempat depan telah dipenuhkan. Untungnya orang di barisana hadapan, semuanya mendapat hadiah mengerjakan umrah untuk sekeluarga."

Ini pula contoh bertangguh yang membawa kerugian. Pun begitu ... kerugian ini tidaklah begitu besar jika dibandingkan dengan kerugian dari segi umur yang tiada. Kenapa pula umur yang tiada???

Bayangkan .... azan berkumandang, kita masih terus mengetuk papan kekunci menyiapkan kerja pejabat atau bersilat di dapur. Tiba-tiba sebelum sempat melangkah menunaikan solat, kita rebah dijemput Izrail.... tidakkah ini satu kerugian?? Apakah jawapan kita di hadapan Allah kerana telah berhutang waktu solat. Ini lah kerugian yang amat besar akibat dari datu perkataan ---'sekejap'.

Jom semua, kita buang perkataan 'sekejap' jauh-jauh dari kamus kita, jom bersegera kita tunaikan solat sebaik ia dilaungkan. Jom!!!

Ya Allah... Ampunilah hambaMu ini, kerana akulah hambaMu yang punyai banyak 'sekejap' dalam hidupnya. 'Sekejap' itu telah melalaikan aku. Ampunilah hambaMu ini, Ya Allah. Ya Allah. Ameen.

Semoga hari ini lebih baik dari iman dan taqwa kita. Ameen.
Wassalam.

Thursday, May 7, 2015

Anugerah

Assalamualaikum,

Alhamdulillah.
I only have these words.
Son. Alhamdulillah.


Image result for rabbana atina fid dunya


May Allah guide us all to the righteous path and place us in Jannat-ul-Firdaus.
Ameen.

Yang mekar berbunga

Assalamualikum,

Ceria tak hari ni???
Ceria kan ... tambahan pula menikmati warna-warni di taman. Taman ke?? Boleh la... taman yang sekangkang kucing ni.

Gardening is just my thing. 
I can spent hours and hours and hours being in the tiny garden. Looking at the flowers and plants. Weeding. Rearranging the pots.
But I do not have the hours.
My gardening time is just 20 to 30 minutes in the morning before going to the office.
Coming back from the office is my cooking time.
Anyway, anyhow ... I still love gardening.
At times, I felt guilty for leaving the tiny garden unattended.


Ini kegilaanku tika ini.
Tiba-tiba terasa taman mini ini perlukan warna-warni.
Rose Jepun lah jawapannya.
Mudah dijaga. Mudah disemai.
Tapi ...awas!!!
Tanpa kasih sayang, ros jepun pun pasti pergi jua.
Bunga yang dah layu perlu dipangkas supaya tunas baru boleh berputik.
Batang yang terlalu tua, perlu dibuang. Batang yang baru perlu disemai.
Tapi...
Oleh kerana menanam ros jepun ini selalunya pasti hidup, insha Allah.
Maka inilah warna-warna yang menghiasi taman miniku.
Sekadar penyeri mata di waktu pagi dan petang.

Colors in my garden .....

Wassalam

Friday, May 1, 2015

Full House

Assalamualaykum.

Full house. 
Alhamdulillah. 
My highest gratitude to You, Allah. That's the best I could say.
I have been longing for this, day and night. Hoping that it will last. 
But I know, they have quest to conquer. 
Go out my kids. 
The wings are with you. 
Fly high but never forget the ground. Never forget to where you belong. Never forget where you are heading. 
The final destination. 
Its the heaven or hell.

Lets pray our dua so that Allah will protect us and puts us in Jannat-ul-Firdaus. 
Insha Allah.

P/s: Anak-anak dirumah. Long weekend ahead. Jumaat-Isnin. Atikah sedang bercuti semesternya. Sabrina dijemput sesudah Asar dan Hakim selepas Isyak. Rumah kembali riuh gempita. Ditambah kehadiran bonda dari kampung. Its going to be a busy weekend, as usual. 
Alhamdulillah. 
Syukur ya Allah atas nikmat kebahagiaan ini. 
Nikmat iman dan iman.