Monday, 31 December 2012

time to heal

It has been a long year with many ups and downs. It's now time to bid goodbye 2012 and say hello to the coming 2013! ^_^ Every trial insyaAllah will bring us closer to Allah if handled with patience and perseverance. Always remember that every ease comes ease!

The messenger of Allah (may peace be upon him), has shown us that the goodness and righteousness of the human being is connected to the righteousness of his heart, he says: "Beware, there's a piece of flesh in the body; if it is sound, the whole body is sound and if it is corrupt, the whole body is corrupt, and hearken it is the heart!" [narrated by An-Nu'man ibn Bashir - authenticated by Al-Albani, Sahih At-Targhib: No 1731]  

Some tips for the new year..
1) fear Allah! (taqwa)
2) maintain the personal connection with The Creator 
3) always do good to others
4) be proactive & productive muslim
5) strive for the best in dunya wal akhirah

Let's keep the heart alive always! ^_^

Wednesday, 8 February 2012

Training for the 'real life'

“The difference between school and life? In school, you’re taught a lesson and then given a test. In life, you’re given a test that teaches you a lesson." - Tom Bodett 

"This life is going to look, sound and feel, very, very real. At times, it's going to scare us. At times, it's going to make us cry. At times it's going to make us flee to illusions for shelter. But this life and everything in it is only a test. And just like the test of the emergency broadcast system, it is simply meant to see how we respond and to train us for the part that is real. This life is a training for the 'Real life' beyond it!" - Yasmin Mogahed.

It was nicely put! Life is short dear friends. We seem to think that we'll live forever and we spend time and money as though we'll always be here. This message is about the urgency of living life now. You'll either go through life the way you want it or let it happen to you meaninglessly. Life is to be experienced and enjoyed accordingly and live a meaningful life based on what Allah has already taught us in Al-Qur'an. InsyaAllah this will lead us to the real happiness and all the hurdles and struggles that we've faced throughout life will be part of the 'real life' training.

"How do you deny Allah and you were dead and He gave you life? Again He will cause you to die and again bring you to life: then you shall be brought back to Him." (2:28)

"Therefore let those fight in the way of Allah, who sell this world's life for the hereafter; and whoever fights in the way of Allah, then be he slain or he victorious, We shall grant him a mighty reward." (4:74)

"Every soul shall taste death, and you shall only be paid fully your reward on the resurrection day; then whoever is removed far away from the fire and is made to enter the garden he indeed has attained the object; and the life of this world is nothing but a provision of vanities." (3:185)

Love life, live well and let's do good! ^_^

Sunday, 22 January 2012

it's 2012..

Assalamu'alaykum wrt..may peace be upon you!

I have not posted in my little poor blog for ages. It has been almost a month since the last post but I feel it was like a few days ago.

I cant believe it's almost February 2012 in a couple of week's time. How time flies! I never seem to manage to finish my work, the time just flies like Doraemon's time machine or something. Winter is almost over now and the temperatures are slowly climbing again, which will be a good news for all the trees and flowers. Can't wait to see them blossoming beautifully!

Why is time passing by so quickly? 

Have you ever thought about it?

How soon time seems to fly?

Do you feel older just because another year has come?

Days become weeks and weeks become months and before you know it's a new year! It reminds me of a saying of Prophet Muhammad (peace be upon him) about time passing quickly when the end of the world is nearing, it was said that a year will be like a month, a month will be like a week, a week will be like a day, a day will be like an hour, an hour will be like a minute, a minute will be like a split second!

Both Al-Qur'an and Sunnah encourage Muslims to be conscious of time. We are reminded that life in this world is nothing but temporary and enjoyment of delusion (refer surah al-hadid:20). We never really know when death has been appointed for us but everyone shall taste death. Hence, we must value time for the satisfaction of Allah the Almighty. Ibnu Abbas narrated that Prophet Muhammad (pbuh) said that there are 2 blessings which many people loss: health and free time for doing good (Bukhari 8/421).

We displease Allah when we abuse time. Remember that time must be spent to fulfill our very purpose of life that is to worship Allah throughout our lives as mentioned in Al-Qur'an: I have only created Jinns and Men, that they may serve Me. No sustenance do I require of them, nor do I require that they should feed Me. For Allah is He who gives all Sustenance, Lord of Power, Steadfast forever (51:56-58).

So, as a reminder for me and you: verily, time is very important for our success both in this temporary world and the eternal world to come. Treasure every moment that you have and treasure it more as you're sharing it with your loved ones, and remember that time awaits for no one. May Allah protect us from being lazy and wasting time and may He forgive us and give guidance to value our lives and value the importance of time insyaAllah.

Time - use it, do not abuse it! ^_^


Sunday, 25 December 2011

a reminder..

nothing in this life will last..
animals will perish..
beautiful flowers will die..
green leaves will wither..
over time nobody will look the same..
as the youth will grow old..
beauty won't lasts forever..
this worldly life is nothing but a deceiving enjoyment..
fear the dunya, don't let it fool us..
and never let the devil fool us about the Lord..
let's not forget the reality of this world..
everything will perish except Allah..
and everyone shall taste death..
let us look towards our actions..
bring ourselves to account before we're brought to account..
and weigh our deeds before our deeds are weighed..
may Allah guide us all insyaAllah..


Tuesday, 29 November 2011

aku ingin mencintaiMu..

Tuhan betapa aku malu
Atas semua yang Kau beri
Padahal diriku terlalu sering membuatMu kecewa
Entah mungkin karna ku terlena
Sementara Engkau beri aku kesempatan berulang kali
Agar aku kembali
Dalam fitrahku sebagai manusia
Untuk menghambakanMU
Betapa tak ada apa-apanya aku dihadapanMU
Aku ingin mencintaiMU setulusnya,

Sebenar-benar aku cinta
Dalam do`a
Dalam ucapan
Dalam setiap langkahku
Aku ingin mendekatiMU selamanya
Sehina apapun diriku
Kuberharap untuk bertemu denganMU ya Rabbi