Wednesday, November 25, 2015

Sunan Abi Daud: Batalkah Wudhuk Kerana Menyentuh Isteri


Have you ever encountered this situation,

Both husband and you are already in wudhuk, getting ready for solat. And suddenly, both accidentally touched each other. And as almost always, husband puts you as the culprit whom nullified the wudhu' which warrant for another ablution again. And you sulk.

I guess, this situation occurs in almost every muslim marriage.

In Islamic teaching there are two school of thoughts regarding this matter:

1) According to the strong beliefs of Imam Syafiee, the wudhu' is nullified when a men touches a women, be it on purpose or by accident. And his stand is based on the ayatul Quran which says if you touches a woman and there is no water around you therefore you need to perform the tayammum (using dust from the sand or soil as a replacement fro water). The understanding of the words of Allah is based on tafseer of Ibnu Mas'ud.

2) Another school of thoughts came from the Imam Maliki and Abu Hanifah and it is based on the samea yat but according tot he tafseer of Ibnu Abbas, plus, according to hadith narrated from Aisyah RA which says, Rasulullah perform a night prayer, and as the space in their house is too small, Rasulallah got to move Aisyah leg a little to allow him to sujud and He continues his solat. On another occasion, Aisyah when searching for Rasulallah SAW in the dark night as He is not at her bedside and accidentally touches his feet while he is performing sujud.

Both thoughts are based on credible proofs and source. And Islam is not rigid EXCEPT when it comes to halal and haram.

I like to listen the explanation made by this Ustaz Asri. He explained from both views and thoughts and also the discussions based on Quran and Hadiths.

Listen carefully. And ask the asatizah for further clarification if you still have any doubts in you regarding the matter.

Wallahu a'lam.

Thursday, November 19, 2015

Arduino ~ Bila si Tua masuk kelas


Heard about it for quite sometime but never get the chance to indulge into it, so.... here it is... the Arduino workshop, Last Saturday.

I was already ready to sign-up for the workshop at own cost when suddenly an email came asking whether those in the list (10 of us from the department including myself) wanted to go for the Arduino workshop. I jumped into the opportunity. This is what we called 'rizq', a gift from Allah. Alhamdulillah. It saves me RM700 and I got to learn new things.

Arduino is about how you connect the chipboard to the various parts or devices to work as an electrical circuit. Instructions to operate the devices connected to it will come from the programmed codes which normally used C++. You get it connected to a motor, mechanical arms or fingers, buzzer or even to a LED panel. You can create a robot with it. Interesting isn't it?

The workshop is a full-day workshop which started at 8.30am-5pm. Our morning was filled with the installation attempts (very sad indeed with this technical problem), however, we managed to make a miniature traffic light in operation before lunch. To get this 'simple' task working requires a hardwork on our part. Being a person whom last seen the electric circuit diagram in 1985 (sound ancient ehh...), it is a very challenging job. We need to dive back into the memory lane when we were introduced to anode and cathode. Fuhhhh....... sweating in the cold but it was interesting.

The afternoon session is more challenging when we were asked to get the mechanical fingers move. After several attempts, I really need to raise the white flag. The cognitive is no longer receptive or effective. Let the fresh mind do the puzzle solving task, while I backed to becoming an observer. It reminds me, the aging factor .....

Overall, the whole workshop is interesting. I enjoyed it. New knowledge is accumulated even though not much. I encouraged the young minds, the teenagers to dwell into this as it is challenging and it build your creativity and critical thinking.

And for me..... I am determined to join another Arduino class and this time I would be more receptible.

Alhamdulillah... thank you Allah for this opportunity to grab this little knowledge from the wide sea of knowledge that you laid for us.


Tuesday, November 17, 2015

Allah Memberi yang Terbaik ~ AlBaqarah:216

Tadabbur the following:

{كُتِبَ عَلَيْكُمُ الْقِتَالُ وَهُوَ كُرْهٌ لَّكُمْ ۖ وَعَسَىٰ أَن تَكْرَهُوا شَيْئًا وَهُوَ خَيْرٌ لَّكُمْ ۖ وَعَسَىٰ أَن تُحِبُّوا شَيْئًا وَهُوَ شَرٌّ لَّكُمْ ۗ وَاللَّهُ يَعْلَمُ وَأَنتُمْ لَا تَعْلَمُونَ} [البقرة : 216] 

link: aya=2_216

Allah knows better. There are times when we wanted something but we did not get it. Do not despair. Allah did not punishes us but instead He is preparing and giving us something better that we never thought of. Allah always gives the best. Put your 100% trust in this and you will have less regrets or frustration

With the UPSR results announced today, it is actually only a small step to move ahead. Academic is not the only measuring yard of success. However, 'ilm (knowledge) will help you towards it. And 'ilm (knowledge) is not only from academic transcript. Allah's knowledge is vast.

Number of A's does not measure the path to jannah. But implant in the child to the rigtheous - solat, Quran and good deeds. There's a cruel world ahead. Only the best will survive the hereafter.

This is a reminder to me and to you. May Allah forgive is and grant us Jannah. AMEEN.

Thursday, November 12, 2015

Doa murah rezeki

(Doa Sahih dr.Dr.Zahazan menyuruh kita beramal)


اللهُمَّ أكْثِرْ مَالِي وَوَلَدِي، وَبَارِكْ لِي فِيمَا أَعْطَيْتَنِي، وَأَطِلْ حَيَاتِي عَلَى طَاعَتِكَ، وَأَحْسِنْ عَمَلِي، وَاغْفِرْلِي

Ya Allah, banyakkanlah hartaku dan anakku, serta berilah keberkatan atas setiap apa yang Engkau kurniakan. Panjangkanlah kehidupanku dalam ketaatan terhadapMu serta perbaikilah amalanku dan kurniakanlah keampunan kepadaku . [ rwyt al Bukhari dlm al Adabul Mufrad ] 6:27 AM

Semoga kita berusaha mengamalkannya.

Monday, November 9, 2015

The last journey

Allahu Akbar.

I was sit aback with the news. Could not believe my eyes, ears and sense at a moment. Is the news true? Surely it cannot be a prank. Izrail never makes a mistake.

I scrolled the messages, skimming through it quickly. Still shocked. I called a number, "Ya Dr. Betul. Saya baru nak pergi lepas solat Maghrib. Jenazah masih kat rumah". The words confirmed. I rushed to find my husband to let him know that I am going to her house immediately after Maghrib solah. I must see it for myself.

The news is true. A dear friend had been called upon. Had reached the final line of life. There is no futher breath ahead. Time's up. Innalillahi wainna ilaihi rajiun. Al Fatihah to sis Zuraiti Abdul Razak whom 42nd's birthday is just round the corner. As promised, not a second later. And it will not wait fo no one.

Saturday, November 7, 2015

Buat_Gila_2_Cameron Highland


Doing extraordinary at times is really thrilling. And frightening too.

It all happened when Atikah got to drive alone to sit for her MUET in Tapah that afternoon.

Over lunch, Atikah is still putting high hope that I would accompany her to Tapah, which I do not feel like doing it as I just got back from the training. Then, Ayah brought-up this brilliant idea, send her off to Tapah, and we head to Cameron Highland. I was like in the cloud for a moment as I really feel like taking a break from the hectic schedule.

The brief planning took place and we were to leave for Tapah immediately after ayah came back from the office. I rush to the office for some office matters and came back sharp for our mini trip preparation. 

Atikah was driving from Shah Alam to Tapah to give Ayah a good rest before a climb to the highland. We reached Tapah around Maghrib and we head to foot of the hill and the watch showed 7.55pm when we began ascending.

It was dark, totally dark, even the high beam did not help much. Every turn and corners must be done with extra careful. I was doing my zikr the whole journey. Praying for a safe journey. We scarcely pass by any vehicle. At one stretch of the journey, we suddenly pass by a long trail of vehicle descending the highland, all are trailing a lorry. Nobody dares to overtake another in this darkness.

Then, we saw a flashlight coming from the rear. A car is approaching. We finally had a company. But the car was driving very fast and overtook us at the first opportunity. We assumed that he must be very familiar with very corners and turns in this path. About halfway up, we saw a lorry ahead. And we began to trail the lorry until we reached Ringlet. It was less exhaustive and stress once we trail the lorry as it set the path ahead. We simply follow its each turns and corners. Enjoying the darkness. Witnessing the aborigines nightlife. Reaching Ringlet was a big relief. Further up is Tanah Rata, and finally we are in Brinchang. And Brinchang was jammed-packed with tourist whom might have come up earlier in the day. 

Where to stay? Its another gamble game we played. We head to highest point of the Highland and plan to begin our quest for a night stay from there. Alhamdulillah, at a first stop, we managed to park ourselves at a hotel near the famous and busy Kea Farm.

Early in the morning, after breakfast, we walked in the cool and breezy weather to the Kea Farm to get some fresh vegetables. Crowds began to gather. It is becoming busy. Grab few things that we desired, and back to the hotel before checking out for the stay.

We thought of grabbing some Fresh mushrooms at the S-Corner, but was disappointed because the store was closed. Then we began descending to Tanah Rata and stop by at the famous MARDI Agrotech center. Busses were lining with tourist roaming around. We joined the crowd expected to see a breathtaking floras, but it disappoints us again. The place was clean but many of the floras are unattended. I hope to see more roses in the rose garden but was frustrated. 

These are some of the photos of beautiful flowers captured during my short trip. Its beautiful. It soothes me. It gives a peaceful feeling.

Subhanallah. Alhamdulillah. Allahu Akbar.


Wednesday, November 4, 2015

Training@Avillion Admiral Port Dickson


It has been long time from my last outstation training. The last was two years ago, the Team Building at Marina Cove, Lumut. Dragging to come out of the coccon, I found it interesting to be with a different set of people on occcasions. Not to mention the KPIs that I brought back with me upon completion of this training.

The hotel is where we visited the many years ago. And i can never tolerate on cleanliness. When having to tiptoed in the room, I ranked it 2 for it. The food was a so-so in variety but an excellent for taste. Alhamdulillah. Unwilling to initially share a room gave me the opportunity to encounter a new roomate,  a new friendship. Life is full of interesting happenings. And it is for you to decide whether to be happy or otherwise.

It was the elearning training. I got to meet members from different faculties and UiTM campuses. We got the chance to exchange news and ideas... and suddenly I felt very old. All others are young and vibrant. I am vibrant but not young... heh heh. All is in the heart. If you put in you that you are saggy and old. There you are, being old. Feel old. But put yourself in a cheerful and vibrant life... there you are as young as the young ones. Age is only numbers though numbers do not cheat, you still have your mind to decide on it.

Bearing high number of years alive in this world put you into several circumstances:
1. The years that you have ahead is very limited. Reduced by days, hours and second. That calls for always remember the life after death.
2. Being vibrant and happy but still requires you to show your maturity and professionalism.
3. Being the seniors you should ready to be the role model.

Numbers do not warrant you to be solemn and reserve. But it warrants you to carry the wisdom of life that you ahve endeavour.

Ya Allah.. always guide me to the righteous. And may I become a good role model to others as warrants by You.

Wallahu a'lam.