Thursday, 31 December 2009

wishing u a great 2010! =)

Tik tok tiki tiki tok..ahha the clock strikes twelve on December 31st..

People all over the world cheer happily and wish each other a very Happy New Year at this moment of time. The dazzling light of fireworks appear in the sky making the night more meaningful.

This event is no more than a change of a calendar for some while others thought that the New Year symbolises the beginning of a better tomorrow..insyaAllah! =)

So, if you look forward to a good year ahead, then spread the happiness to others as well with all those wonderful New Year wishes. Remember to make dua'and ask Allah for the best in life and the hereafter insyaAllah.

Here's to all people around the world!!

~Kul 'am wa antum bikhair (Arabic)

~Xin Nian Kuai Le (Chinese)

~Blwyddyn Newydd Dda! (Welsh)

~Bonne Annee (French)

~Bliadhna mhath ur (Gaelic)

~Prosit Neujahr (German)

~Saehae Bock Mani ba deu sei yo! (Korea)

~Feliz Ano ~Nuevo (Spanish)

~Eniya Puthandu Nalvazhthukkal (Tamil)

~Sawadee Pee Mai (Thai)

~Yeni Yiliniz Kutlu Olsun (Turkish)

SELAMAT TAHUN BARU 2010!! ^_^

Tuesday, 22 December 2009

Turkey, here I come! =)

Just a few hours left before we leave uk, then we're off to Turkiye! =)

Can't wait..so excited! Thrilled! and quite nervous tho..

There are so many thoughts wandering in my mind but I simply put my positive ones ahead and hoping for the best from Allah. Am praying for our safe journey..InsyaAllah He'll gives us the best before, during and after our winter trip.

tata for now!

will be continued..

Saturday, 12 December 2009

Allah knows best!

2 down and 3 more to go.chaiyo!!!please make dua for us who have exams!May Allah gives us all success in this world and in the hereafter!inshaAllah!;) just wanna share something with everyone today. i came across an interesting note in facebook which reminds me of a msg i received from my dear murabbi. i miss her so much!she sent it just at the right time when i was feeling so hopeless knowing my placement after alevel. jzkk sis!may Allah bless u wherever u are!

Adakalanya….
Hari yang panas dan ceria
Bertukar mendung seketika
Mentari merangkak pergi
Gumpalan awan bertandang sisi
Hati gundah
Tercari-cari
ke mana perginya mentari yang dinanti

Begitulah hidup…
Di saat kau selesa dengan kehidupan
tiba-tiba kau diuji dengan kehilangan
kehilangan nikmat harta
kehilangan nikmat ilmu
kehilangan nikmat rakan dan keluarga
dan kau meratapinya….

Bila kau memandang segalanya dari Tuhanmu…
Yang menciptakan segalanya
yang menimpakan ujian
yang menjadikan sakit hatimu
yang membuatkan keinginanmu terhalang
serta menyusahkan hidupmu
pasti akan damailah hatimu kerna…
masakan Allah sengaja mentakdirkan segalanya untuk sesuatu yang sia-sia

Bukan Allah tak tahu derita hidupmu…
retaknya hatimu
sengsaranya sukmamu
Mungkin itulah yang Dia mahukan
kerna
Dia tahu
Hati yang sebeginilah
selalunya lebih lunak dan mudah untuk
DEKAT dan AKRAB dengan-Nya

Saat hujan turun membasahi hatimu
kau menangis kerna
merasa beratnya ujian tidak tergalas
~SenYumLaH~


kerna

Allah mendatangkan kepadamu pelangi nan indah
selepas hujan sirna kelamnya



‘Allah tidak membebani seseorang melainkan sesuai dengan kesanggupannya. Ia mendapat pahala (dari kebajikan) dan ia mendapat siksa (dari kejahatan) yang dikerjakannya’
(Al-Baqarah:286)

“kerana sesungguhnya sesudah kesulitan itu ada kemudahan, sesungguhnya sesudah kesulitan itu ada kemudahan.”
(Al-Insyirah 5-6)

Sunday, 6 December 2009

everyone is beautiful~!

Human being: One of the most beautiful creations of Allah, every part of us is flawless and perfect for its function- mind to think of beautiful wonders of the world, mouth to say beautiful words, ear to listen those beautiful tunes, nose to smell nice scents, eyes to see beautiful views, hands to hold beautiful things, legs to bring us to the beautiful places and the list goes on. Be grateful to Him for making us this beautiful. Alhamdulillah! (Praise be to Allah)


Believe it or not, we can simply be a beautiful person by doing good things for good cause. As Plato said The good is the beautiful! Beauty is not stereotyped to certain group or gender. So, no matter who you are, from which generation or ethnic you belong to, where you live, when your birthday is, how you live your life; everyone deserves to be beautiful! As long as you believe in yourself that you're having such a unique beauty by just simply being you! =)

I would really love to quote this words of wisdom by Audrey Hepburn:
For beautiful eyes, look for the good in others; for beautiful lips, speak only words of kindness; and for poise, walk with the knowledge that you are never alone.
How soothing! Everything which involves good must be beautiful. Truly, beautiful is an abstract kind of feeling where you cant simply put into words to describe it as beautiful potrays someone or something having a good qualities that give great pleasure to the eye of the beholder, also satisfaction to hear or think about etc. What a wonderful word beautiful is!

There's an analogy comparing human to butterfly, where initially the beauty is not obvious as it's in the later stage. As we grow up and be sensible in what we're doing, we'll appreciate this beautiful life more than we did previously. So as a token of appreciation, we should simply "accessorise" ourselves with all the good behaviours and manners, surround our life with all the good things and do a lot of good deeds to beautify our life..insyaAllah! ^_^ Hence, people will notice how beautiful you are! Everyone is like a butterfly, they start out ugly and awkward and then morph into beautiful graceful butterflies that everyone loves -Drew Barrymore

On a final note, the best and most beautiful things in the world cannot be seen or even touched - they must be felt with the heart -Helen Keller. That would be deeply felt in you heart and only you know how it feels. Do feel good about yourself because you're worth it! You're Beautiful! =) So, all the beauties out there, do inspire others as well and say how beautiful they are!


Here's a nice slideshow created from an excerpt of the new novel Everyone is Beautiful, by Katherine Center. Photos and design by Mary Swenson. Go to http://www.katherinecenter.com/ for more information.

EVERYONE IS BEAUTIFUL! =)



Saturday, 5 December 2009

Turkey(1jan-7jan 2010) insya Allah




salam wbt..
really2 cant wait for winter holiday. another 3 weeks to go!!yeay2!!(^_^)but less than 1 week for final xm!uhuhuu...scarrrryyyyy!!!@_@ anyway, since h5 will be going to turki as well sooooon, thought it would be nice to share something on turkey with u.some tips from my senior who went there 2 years ago. hope it helps!~_^

 Pengankutan ke Turki
- Naik flight drp Shannon airport ke London Gatwick airport. naik easyjet airplane ke Istanbul, Turkey.Mendarat di Sabiha Gocken airport. naik local bus ke city centre.Bus fare tak sampai 10 euro dan masa perjalanan dlm setengah jam

 Penginapan di Istanbul
- youth hostel(located very near to Topkapi palace and other sites of attraction like blue mosque) Tak ingat nama hostel nie.Rate for a night tak sampai 10 euro.Tp, bilik dia mcm dorm.satu bilik 7 org. toilet n bathrooms kt luar bilik.kena share dgn org lain. Not recommended. cuba cari yang lagi bagus.

 Tempat Menarik di Turki
1. Topkapi palace
-Istana Sultan Uthmaniyah. Tempat tinggal golongan istana dan pejabat2 pentadbiran. Rugi kalau tak pergi.
2. Aya Sofia
-Gereja.apabila Sultan Muhammad al-Fateh menawan Istanbul/Constantinople, gereja ini ditukar ke masjid.sekarang, dijadikan tmpt tourism
3. Masjid biru,masjid suleiman dan masjid2 yg laen disekitar itu…
-sgt menarik dpt solat di masjid setelah sekian lame tak dpt solat di masjid di galway. Ade satu masjid nie ade ruang study Sultan Muhammad Al-Fateh yg masih dipelihara sehingga kini.dan masjid2 nie sume boleh solat didlmnya. Rasa sgt best sbb masjid2 nie prnh dijejaki dan dihuni oleh tokoh2 islam yg sgt hebat!
4. Shopping at Grand Bazaar and Spice Bazaar
-They are adjacent to each other. Brg2 murah drp tmpt2 lain dan boleh tawar-menawar! Pashmina, capal, Turkish delight, spices,cushion and bags embroideries, crystals, Turkish dress/blouse, t-shirt, etc.
5. Mkn special fish sandwich kt stall2 tepi laut pd waktu mlm.
6. Istanbul Miniaturk
- Istanbul bahagian Asia. connected by a bridge. Boleh nampak Asian continent drp Istanbul. naik local bus yg fare sgt murah utk ke sana. Boleh juga kalau nk naik tourist bus. Naik local bus sgt menarik sbb blh tgk org2 local yg bersama2 naik bus dan jln2 sekitar yang tourist bus tak lalu. Jd, lg rasa dekat dengan Turkish people.
7. Bursa
- sewa tourism package ke Bursa yg mana mereka menyediakn transportation and tourist guide sekali. 50 euros per peson. can get cheaper if u plan earlier and look for cheaper tourist agent. Pergi ke Bursa naik ferry merentas tasik. Sgt menarik pengalaman. pergi masjid Bursa, bazaar dan dibawa makan di local restaurant-rasa makanan Turkey.

 Jumlah hari perjalanan= 7hari. pun x cukup sbnrnye
 Mata wang= turkey lira. 1 euro=2.21 lira
 Musim pergi= spring
 Jumlah kos = 300 euros


~do make dua for all our sisters who have their finals nex week!till then, tc~^_^

Thursday, 3 December 2009

easy?? OR difficult??


~EASY~ vs ~DIFFICULT~

Easy to judge the mistakes of others... Difficult to recognize our own mistakes...
Easy to talk without thinking... Difficult to refrain the tongue...
Easy to hurt someone who loves us... Difficult to heal the wound...
Easy to forgive others... Difficult to ask for forgiveness...
Easy to set rules... Difficult to follow them...
Easy to dream every night... Difficult to fight for a dream...
Easy to show victory... Difficult to assume defeat with dignity...
Easy to admire a full moon... Difficult to see the other side...
Easy to stumble with a stone... Difficult to get up...
Easy to enjoy life every day... Difficult to give its real value...
Easy to promise something to someone... Difficult to fulfill that promise...
Easy to say we love... Difficult to show it every day...
Easy to criticise others... Difficult to improve oneself...
Easy to make mistakes... Difficult to learn from them...
Easy to weep for a lost love... Difficult to take care of it so not to lose it...
Easy to think about improving... Difficult to stop thinking it and put it into action...
Easy to think bad of others... Difficult to give them the benefit of the doubt...
Easy to receive... Difficult to give...
Easy to read this... Difficult to follow...
Easy to keep the friendship with words... Difficult to keep it with meanings...

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There are loads of 'easy vs difficult' things in our lives. It's either we notice them and try to ignore, or aware of them and try to fight them believing in the willpower that we have. The worst case scenario would be: can't even differentiate between those 2 and don't even bother. So, let's take time to reflect ourselves as we only have a single chance of life. Do challenge ourselves to face all the difficult things and turn them into easy ones. We might find it difficult at the beginning of the journey to step into a new paradigm, but eventually it would be so much easier after a while. If we believe we can, WE CAN! InsyaAllah!! =)

Saturday, 28 November 2009

~Smiling all day long! =)

That's what exactly happened to me today.

Alhamdulillah! (praise be to Allah) for His continuous rahmah given to me in whatever condition and am still alive. May Allah shower his mercy and blessings on me and myfamily and friends today and in the hereafter insyaAllah...Also may Allah accept all of our tawbah, duaas, fasting and good deeds...ameen. May He surround us all with light and happiness! =)

Ok now, I would like to share with all of you out there some interesting info about smiling. Cross-cultural studies have shown that smiling is used as a means of communicating emotions throughout the world. The world always looks brighter from behind a smile. Smile and the world smiles with you! =)



Happiness is usually the motivating cause of a smile. It also can communicate feelings such as love, happiness, pride, contempt, and embarrassment. There are 6 pairs of muscles appear to be directly involved in smiling: the levator anguli oris, levator labii superioris, orbicularis oculi, risorius, zygomaticus major, and zygomaticus minor. This brings the total of 12 muscles most probably used to smile. (revise anatomy hehe) =P




Here are some of beautiful smile quotes! =)

People seldom notice old clothes if you wear a big smile. ~Lee Mildon

A smile is a curve that sets everything straight. ~Phyllis Diller

Start every day with a smile and get it over with. ~W.C. Fields

A smile is an inexpensive way to change your looks. ~Charles Gordy

Wrinkles should merely indicate where smiles have been. ~Mark Twain

The robbed that smiles, steals something from the thief. ~William Shakespeare

If you smile when no one else is around, you really mean it. ~Andy Rooney

Wear a smile and have friends; wear a scowl and have wrinkles. ~George Eliot

A laugh is a smile that bursts. ~Mary H. Waldrip
So lets smile no matter what happen and be thankful to Him.

Today, give a stranger one of your smiles. It might be the only sunshine he sees all day. ~Quoted in P.S. I Love You

If you don't have a smile, I'll give you one of mine! =)



~SMILE~ =)

Open Your Eyes-Maher Zain


Open Your Eyes
Look around yourselves
Can't you see this wonder
Spreaded infront of you
The clouds floating by
The skies are clear and blue
Planets in the orbits
The moon and the sun
Such perfect harmony

Let's start question in ourselves
Isn't this proof enough for us
Or are we so blind
To push it all aside..
No..

We just have to
Open our eyes, our hearts, and minds
If we just look bright to see the signs
We can't keep hiding from the truth
Let it take us by surprise
Take us in the best way
(Allah..)
Guide us every single day..
(Allah..)
Keep us close to You
Until the end of time..

Look inside yourselves
Such a perfect order
Hiding in yourselves
Running in your veins
What about anger love and pain
And all the things you're feeling
Can you touch them with your hand?
So are they really there?

Lets start question in ourselves
Isn't this proof enough for us?
Or are we so blind
To push it all aside..?
No..

We just have to
Open our eyes, our hearts, and minds
If we just look bright to see the signs
We can't keep hiding from the truth
Let it take us by surprise
Take us in the best way
(Allah..)
Guide us every single day..
(Allah..)
Keep us close to You
Until the end of time..

When a baby's born
So helpless and weak
And you're watching him growing..
So why deny
Whats in front of your eyes
The biggest miracle of life..

We just have to
Open our eyes, our hearts, and minds
If we just look quiet we'll see the signs
We can't keep hiding from the truth
Let it take us by surprise
Take us in the best way
(Allah..)
Guide us every single day..
(Allah..)
Keep us close to You
Until the end of time..

Open your eyes and hearts and minds
If you just look bright to see the signs
We can't keep hiding from the truth
Let it take us by surprise
Take us in the best way
(Allah..)
Guide us every single day..
(Allah..)
Keep us close to You
Until the end of time..

Allah..
You created everything
We belong to You
Ya Robb we raise our hands
Forever we thank You..

28-nov...

i just have to announce this anywhere and i believe this is the right place to do it...ok2...attention everyone!!!hehe..=) today, the 28th of november marks a very meaningful day of someone's life....and that special person is....my everdearest h5!huhu...Sanah Helwa ya Jamilah!!;)...you are now grown up girl!!welcome to the club of ...!!!hihi..lets just keep it as a secret!!*wink* anyway h5, need to remember that birthday is actually a tazkirah from Allah reminding us of how little time we have left on this earth. we shall all return to Him when the time comes and therefore, let us struggle for His Sake while we still can..insha Allah! May we be among those people who are blessed by Allah in each time of our lives. Have a wonderful birthday my dear!! with lotsa love,
catarina --<@

p/s-my housemate aka the one who picked up your call this morning also wishes you happy birthday!;) i tried to upload a birthday song for you but it wasnt supported by blogger.so, just imagine me singing a sweet birthday song to you with my beautiful voice!!=P

Friday, 27 November 2009

~Eid Al-Adha Mubarak!

Assalamu'alaikum to all brothers and sisters...

Hope this entry finds you in the best of health and imaan insyaAllah. Eid-ul-Adha or as known as the festival of sacrifice or sacrifice feast anually falls on 10 Dzulhijja which is the day after the pilgrims perfom Hajj in Mecca.

May Allah grant us all the reward of our brothers and sisters, our Ummah, that
fulfilled their once in a lifetime obligatory pilgrimage! Ameen

We pray that Allah forgives our sins of the past year and the coming year and accepts from us our fasts of the Day of Arafat. Ameen


Lets share the dua' and blessings with everyone around us. Celebrate this special day with family and friends no matter where we are and cherish the moment of having fun together with them. Also, dont forget our families around the world which still need our prayers and support.
~Have a blessed eid al-adha to everyone!!

~have a cool day! =)

Thursday, 26 November 2009

Selamat Hari Raya Aidil Adha!!


Cepat sungguh masa berlalu. Tup..tup..dah nak raya haji dah..insyaAllah hari raya haji tahun ni jatuh pada 27november ie esok..(Hari 2nd med akan menghadapi continuous assessment mereka!! moga Allah permudahkan buat kalian!) Tapi tarikh mungkin juga berubah mengikut kawasan. buat pengetahuan semua, bulan Zulhijjah ini turut menjanjikan ibadah yang banyak pahalanya. Sejak sebulan yang lalu, pengumpulan dana bagi ibadah Qurban telah diuar-uarkan dalam MelayuGalway bagi memberi kesempatan kepada warga Galway melaksanakan ibadah Qurban. Terima kasih kepada kak Yanti Hashim atas usaha yang bernas! ;) Jadi ingin saya kongsikan berkenaan ibadah Qurban sebagai ulangkaji kepada kita semua memandangkan sambutannya hanyalah setahun sekali. Jom baca lebih lanjut!

Qurban berasal daripada kalimah arab ‘qo-ro-ba’, yang bermaksud dekat (karib). Justeru, qurban membawa erti mendekatkan kita pada sang pencipta, Allah azzawajal.

Allah berfirman dalam surah As-Shaffat ayat 101-107 yang bermaksud,
“Maka Kami berikan khabar gembira kepadanya (Ibrahim) dengan (kelahiran) seorang anak yang sangat sabar. Maka, tatkala anak itu sampai (pada umur) sanggup berusaha bersama samanya (yakni bersama Ibrahim), dia berkata, “Wahai anakku! Sesungguhnya aku melihat dalam mimpiku bahawa aku menyembelihmu. Maka fikirkanlah apa pendapatmu.” Anaknya menjawab, “Wahai ayahku! Lakukanlah apa yang diperintahkan kepadamu. Insya-Allah, engkau akan mendapatiku termasuk orang yang sabar.” Maka apabila kedua-duanya telah berserah diri dan dia (Ibrahim) membaringkan anaknya atas pelipisnya, dan Kami menyerunya, “Wahai Ibrahim! Sesungguhnya engkau telah membenarkan mimpi itu.” Sesungguhnya demikianlah Kami memberi balasan kepada orang-orang yang berbuat baik. Sesungguhnya ini adalah suatu ujian yang nyata. Dan Kami tebus anak itu dengan seekor sembelihan yang besar.”

Dalam peristiwa ini tatkala Nabi Ibrahim as telah benar-benar berazam dan bertekad untuk menurut apa yang diperintahkan oleh Allah iaitu untuk mengorbankan nabi Ismail anaknya yang tercinta, maka Allah telah menggantikan korban tersebut dengan seekor kambing sebagai gantian untuk dikorbankan, ganjaran dari Allah s.w.t kepada Nabi Ibrahim kerana keikhlasan beliau dalam menunaikan dan melaksanakan perintah Allah.

Terdapat banyak sekali pengajaran dan juga ganjaran yang dapat kita perolehi apabila kita melaksanakan ibadah korban ini antaranya :
1. Peluang bertaqarrub kepada Allah.
“Daging, darah binatang yang dikorbankan tidak sekali-kali sampai kepada Allah. Tetapi yang sampai kepada Allah ialah ketakwaan kamu. Demikianlah Allah hidayahkan kepada kamu dan berikanlah khabar gembira kepada orang-orang yang berbuat baik”. (Surah Al-Haj: 37)

2. Bukti keikhlasan dan ketaatan hamba kepada Allah.
" Wahai manusia, sembelihlah korban dengan mengharapkan pahala daripada Allah dengan darahnya. Sesungguhnya darah korban itu jika ia tumpah ke bumi maka ia akan mengambil tempat yang mulia disisi Allah 'Azza wajalla"
( hadis riwayat Thabarani)

3. Ibadah Korban Dapat Menebus Dosa Hamba.
"Hai Fatimah berdirilah di sisi korbanmu dan saksikanlah ia, sesungguhnya titisan darahnya yang pertama itu pengampunan bagimu atau dosa-dosamu "
( Hadis riwayat Ibnu Hibban )

Selain daripada galakan melakukan ibadah korban, pada hari itu juga kita disunatkan bertakbir, bertahmid serta bertahlill memuji kebesaran Allah dan bersyukur di atas segala nikmat yang diberikan kepada kita. Malah kita sudah pun boleh memulakan bacaan takbir bermula dari Subuh hari Arafah iaitu pada 9 Zulhijjah sehinggalah pada waktu Asar 13 Zulhijjah. Mudah-mudahan segala puji-pujian yang kita tujukan kepada Allah di samping ibadah korban yang bakal dilakukan nanti akan diterima oleh Allah dan mendapat ganjaran sebagaimana yang dijanjikan oleh Nya.
~Sumber: Majlis Ugama Islam Singapura, ar-risalah
Wallahualam…

Tuesday, 24 November 2009

~salam imtihan buat semua...

Allah doesn't require you to be the BEST
He just want you to do your BEST
and He'll take care of the rest..insyaAllah
ALL THE BEST to all of us! ^_^



"...kemudian, apabila engkau telah membulatkan tekad, maka bertawakallah kpd
Allah. Sungguh, Allah mencintai orang yg bertawakkal." (Al-Imran:159)

"...And when thou art resolved, then put thy trust in Allah. Lo! Allah loveth those
who put their trust (in Him)." (3:159)

~Hope for the best and may success be on our side. No matter what happens, never let the spirit dies. Ultimately, may Allah guide all our hearts closer to truth! insyaAllah..

Monday, 23 November 2009

hates go away!

A nice short story (credit to Shania Opal) to share with all of u. It's simply about to love and to be loved is the greatest happiness. do enjoy reading it! ^_^

A kindergarten teacher has decided to let her class play a game. The teacher told each child in the class to bring along a plastic bag containing a few potatoes. Each potato will be given a name of a person that the child hates, so the number of potatoes that a child will put in his/her plastic bag will depend on the number of people he/she hates.

So when the day came, every child brought some potatoes with the name of the people he/she hated. Some had 2 potatoes; some 3 while some up to 5 potatoes. The teacher then told the children to carry with them the potatoes in the plastic bag wherever they go for 1 week.

Days after days passed by, and the children started to complain due to the unpleasant smell let out by the rotten potatoes. Besides, those having 5 potatoes also had to carry heavier bags.

After 1 week , the children were relieved because the game had finally ended.

The teacher asked: "How did you feel while carrying the potatoes with you for 1 week?" The children let out their frustrations and started complaining of the trouble that they had to go through having to carry the heavy and smelly potatoes wherever they go.

Then the teacher told them the hidden meaning behind the game.
The teacher said: "This is exactly the situation when you carry your hatred for somebody inside your heart. The stench of hatred will contaminate your heart and you will carry it with you wherever you go. If you cannot tolerate the smell of rotten potatoes for just 1 week, can you imagine what is it like to have the stench of hatred in your heart for your lifetime???"




Moral of the story:
Throw away any hatred for anyone from your heart so that you will not carry sins for a life time. Forgiving others is the best attitude to take!

(it may seems to be one of the toughest things to do, but the bright side of it would be priceless!)

Saturday, 21 November 2009

pre-exam post!


kita perlu sabar....sabar dan sabar...kerana kita menuntut ilmu yang datangnya dari AL-Quran dan sunnah...ilmu yang dibawa para Rasul dan Sahabat juga tabiin..kita akan selalu diuji dan diuji...dan setiap seorang ujian itu berlainan....jangan sekali-kali futur....teruskan usaha insyaALLAH...memang selalunya apa yang kita nak kita tak dapat...tetapi disebalik semua itu...masyaALLAH...ada kasih sayang dan rahmat ALLAH yang kita tak tahu...itulah yang kita dapat rasakan...ingatlah...para nabi,sahabat dan ulama' dahulu kala sentiasa diuji...jalan mereka jalan berduri...bukannya jalan yang ditaburi bunga -bungaan...namun jasa mereka...nama mereka tetap disanjung..dikenang penduduk langit dan bumi.....
http://wardatulmusfirah.blogspot.com/2008/09/cairo-abu-dhabi-klia-trg.html

chaiyok!!huhu..my exam is just around the corner.doakan!!kecuakan sedang melanda diri.=( moga Allah permudahkan juga urusan kalian!amin..

Wednesday, 11 November 2009

A wonderful hadith!

Assalamu'alaykum to all!

May everyone reading this had a great day! And may this entry finds you in a good health mentally and physically insyaAllah.

We always had our ups and downs in life. That should be a normal condition happens to all human beings. To help us all in our journey of life, here is a beautiful hadith of the Prophet of God (peace and blessings be upon him) to reflect upon: -

Khalid ibn al Walîd narrated the following hadith:
A Bedouin came one day to the Holy Prophet (peace and blessings be upon him) and said to him,

'O, Messenger of Allah! I've come to ask you a few questions about the affairs of this Life and the Hereafter.' 'Ask what you wish' said Rasulullah (peace and blessings be upon him).

Q: I'd like to be the most learned of men.
A: Fear Allah, and you will be the most learned of men.

Q: I wish to be the richest man in the world.
A: Be contented, and you will be the richest man in the world.

Q: I'd like to be the most just man.
A: Desire for others what you desire for yourself, and you will be the most just of men.

Q: I want to be the best of men.
A: Do good to others and you will be the best of men.

Q: I wish to be the most favored by Allah.
A: Engage much in Allah's praise, and you will be most favored by Him.

Q: I'd like to complete my faith.

A: If you have good manners you will complete your faith

Q: I wish to be among those who do good.
A: Adore Allah as if you see Him. If you don 't see Him, He seeth you. In this way you will be among those who do good.

Q: I wish to be obedient to Allah.
A: If you observe Allah's commands you will be obedient.

Q: I'd like to be free from all sins.
A: Bathe yourself from impurities and you will be free from all sins.

Q: I'd like to be raised on the Day of Judgement in the light.
A: Don't wrong yourself or any other creature, and you will be raised on the Day of Judgement in the light.

Q: I'd like Allah to bestow His mercy on me.
A: If you have mercy on yourself and others, Allah will grant you mercy on the Day of Judgement.

Q: I'd like my sins to be very few.
A: If you seek the forgiveness Allah as much as you can, your sins will be very few.

Q: I'd like to be the most honorable man.
A: If you do not complain to any fellow creature, you will be the most honorable of men.

Q: I'd like to be the strongest of men.

A: If you put your trust in Allah, you will be the strongest of men.

Q: I'd like to enlarge my provision.
A: If you keep yourself pure, Allah will enlarge your provision.

Q: I'd like to be loved by Allah and His messenger.

A: If you love what Allah and His messenger love, you will be among their beloved ones.

Q: I wish to be safe from Allah's wrath on the Day of Judgement.

A: If you do not loose your temper with any of your fellow creatures, you will be safe from the wrath of Allah on the Day of Judgement.

Q: I'd like my prayers to be responded.

A: If you avoid forbidden actions, your prayers will he responded.

Q: I'd like Allah not to disgrace me on the Day of Judgement.

A: If you guard your chastity, Allah will not disgrace you on the Day of Judgement.

Q: I'd like Allah to provide me with a protective covering on the Day of Judgement.
A: Do not uncover your fellow creatures faults, and Allah will provide you with a covering protection on the Day of Judgement.

Q: What will save me from sins?
A: Tears, humility and illness.

Q: What are the best deeds in the eyes of Allah?

A: Gentle manners, modesty and patience.

Q: What are the worst evils in the eyes of Allah?
A: Hot temper and miserliness.

Q: What assuages the wrath of Allah in this life and in the Hereafter?
A: Concealed charity and kindness to relatives.

Q: What extinguishes hell's fires on the Day of Judgement?

A: Patience in adversity and misfortunes.

Related by Imam Ahmad ibn Hanbal (Rahmatullah Ta'ala 'alaih)


Jazakallahu khair!
May Allah grant us all Jannah insyaAllah!

Wednesday, 4 November 2009

A Beautiful Hadith

Rasulullah (Sallallahu alaihe wasallam) said:

'When a man dies and his relatives are busy in funeral, there stands an extremely handsome man by his head. When the dead body is shrouded, that man gets in between the shroud and the chest of the deceased.

When after the burial, the people return home, 2 angels, Munkar and Nakeer(names of two special Angels), come in the grave and try to separate this handsome man so that they may be able to interrogate the dead man in privacy about his faith. But the handsome man says, 'He is my companion, he is my friend. I will not leave him alone in any case. If you are appointed for interrogation, do your job. I cannot leave him until I get him admitted into Paradise '.

Thereafter he turns to his dead companion and says,

'I am the Qur'an, which you used to read, sometimes in a loud voice and sometimes in a low voice. Do not worry. After the interrogation of Munkar and Naker, you will have no grief.'

When the interrogation is over, the handsome man arranges for him from Al-Mala'ul A'laa (the angels in Heaven) silk bedding filled with musk.

Rasulullah (Sallallahu alaihe wasallam) said:

'On the Day of Judgement, before Allah, no other Intercessor will have a greater status than the Qur'an, neither a Prophet nor an angel.'

Subhanallah! Allahuakbar!



Please keep forwarding this 'Hadith' to all as Rasulullah (Sallallahu alaihe wasallam) said:

'Pass on knowledge from me even if it is only one verse'.

May Allah bestow this favour on all of us.

AMEEN

Tuesday, 3 November 2009

Let's muhasabah

(credit to the one who fwd me this email)

SAYINGS (HADITH) OF PROPHET MUHAMMAD (Sallallaahu alaihi wa sallam)

The one who disdains prayers (Salat) will receive Fifteen punishments from Allah..

Six punishments in this lifetime
Three while dying
Three in the grave
Three on the Day of Judgment

THE SIX PUNISHMENTS OF LIFE :
1. Allah takes away blessings from his age (makes his life misfortunate)
2. Allah does not accept his plea (Dua's)
3. Allah erases the features of good people from his face.
4. He will be detested by all creatures on earth.
5. Allah does not reward him for his good deeds. (No thawab)
6. He will not be included in the Dua's of good people.

THE THREE PUNISHMENTS WHILE DYING :
1. He dies humiliated.
2. He dies hungry.
3. He dies thirsty. Even if he drinks the water of all seas he will still be thirsty.

THE THREE PUNISHMENTS IN THE GRAVE :
1. Allah tightens his grave until his chest ribs come over each other.
2. Allah pours on him fire with embers.
3. Allah sets on him a snake called 'the brave', 'the bold' which hits him from morning until afternoon for leaving Fajr prayer, from the afternoon until Asr for leaving Dhuhr prayer and so on. With each strike he sinks 70 yards under the ground.

THE THREE PUNISHMENTS ON THE DAY OF JUDGMENT :
1. Allah sends who would accompany him to hell pulling him on the face.
2. Allah gives him an angry look that makes the flesh of his face fall down.
3. Allah judges him strictly and orders him to be thrown in hell.

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THOSE WHO DO NOT SAY THEIR PRAYERS OF:
FAJR : the glow of their face is taken away.
ZUHR : the blessing of their income is taken away.
ASR : the strength of their body is taken away.
MAGHRIB : they are not benefited by their children.
'ISHA : the peace of their sleep is taken away.
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THE HOLY QUR'AN:
'Say Your Prayers Before Prayers For You Are Said'.

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BROTHERS AND SISTERS

Do share it with a number of people you know and by the grace of Allah you shall be blessed for each person you tell. May the infinite mercies and blessings of almighty Allah be upon us (amin) Insha-Allah

Patience and Salat (prayer) is the recipe for success!

Saturday, 31 October 2009

Motivasi Dakwah-Galway version



Konsep ‘Dakwah’(mengajak atau menyeru manusia kepada Allah) mungkin telah disalah ertikan oleh segelintir masyarakat Galway. Mereka menganggap dakwah hanya layak untuk ustaz, orang baik dan golongan yang terlibat dengan usrah saja. Namun, ketahuilah bahawa dakwah adalah untuk semua orang. Dakwah itu satu KEWAJIPAN kepada kita termasuk anda yang sedang membaca artikel ini. Ya, anda!=)

Allah berfirman yang bermaksud,

“Serulah (manusia) kepada jalan Tuhan-mu dengan hikmah dan pelajaran yang baik dan bantahlah mereka dengan cara yang baik. Sesungguhnya Tuhanmu Dialah yang lebih mengetahui tentang siapa yang tersesat dari jalan-Nya dan Dialah yang lebih mengetahui orang-orang yang mendapat petunjuk.” (An-Nahl:125)

Kita memikul amanah sebagai hamba dan khalifah di bumi Allah. Tetapi Allah tidak sekali-kali membebankan kita dengan sesuatu yang tidak mampu kita lakukan. Allah ciptakan manusia dengan fitrahnya yang cintakan kebaikan. Lihat saja masyarakat Galway yang terkenal dengan sifat murah hati. Kutipan derma kepada Palestine yang dilaksanakan melalui ‘online banking’ mendapat sambutan yang sangat memberangsangkan. Kita juga ada ‘Open House Raya’ bagi mengeratkan silaturrahim, merancang program-program bermanfaat seperti ‘Galway Excursion’dan macam-macam lagi! Ini jelas menunjukkan bahawa kita senang untuk melakukan kebaikan. Tak merasa terbeban pun malah ikhlas dalam melaksanakan perkara-perkara yang Allah suka! InsyaAllah.

Setiap orang juga mempunyai potensi luar biasa dalam dirinya yang boleh dimanfaatkan untuk Islam. Orang-orang yang hebat berkata-kata, gunakanlah potensi itu untuk mengajak orang kepada Allah. Bagi yang mahir melukis komik atau bersuara merdu, berikanlah peringatan melalui kartun dan hiburan yang mendekatkan orang kepada Allah. Bagi sesiapa yang pandai menulis, gunalah wadah (medium) itu dengan sebaiknya. Dan untuk sesiapa yang rasa dirinya tiada potensi (mesti ada punya, cuma mungkin belum diasah lagi), dalami ilmu-ilmu Allah dan gilap potensi-potensi anda. Alangkah rugi jika potensi ini disia-siakan begitu saja! Percayalah, tidak akan rugi sedikitpun seorang yang bergelar daei. Malah, merekalah orang-orang yang beruntung. Ilmu-ilmu yang disampaikan akan berterusan menjadi amal walaupun setelah meninggal dunia.

Daripada Abi Hurairah (ra), katanya: Telah bersabda Rasulullah (sallallahu alayhi wasalam): Apabila mati seorang hamba (manusia) maka terputuslah segala amalannya kecuali 3 perkara: sadakah jariah, ilmu yang bermanfaat dan anak yang salih yang mendoakannya.(HR Muslim)

Akhir kata, jadikan Rasulullah saw sebagai qudwah hasanah dalam menggapai misi menjadi seorang Daei Professional! =) Rasulullah saw bersabda, “Demi Allah! Andainya mereka meletakkan matahari di tangan kananku dan bulan di tangan kiriku supaya aku tinggalkan pekerjaan ini, tidak akan aku lepaskan. Sampailah agama ini menang dan berkembang atau aku yang binasa kerananya.”


Wallahualam..

Tuesday, 27 October 2009

Dapatkan Bidadari Edisi Special!


Kenalkah anda dengan Umar Al-Khattab? Saya pasti ramai yang mengenali Umar malah turut mengagumi peribadi beliau. Tapi ada apa dengan Umar sebenarnya? Jom ikuti kisah Umar!=)

Rasulullah saw sering menceritakan mengenai perjalanannya Mikraj menghadap Allah kepada para sahabat serta perihal syurga yang dijanjikan Allah buat para sahabat. Dikisahkan, sewaktu Rasulullah saw dimikrajkan menghadap Allah swt, Baginda diperlihatkan taman-taman syurga oleh malaikat Jibril. Pada waktu itu, Rasulullah saw melihat sekumpulan bidadari yang sedang berborak bersama. Tetapi, ada seorang bidadari yang begitu berbeza dari yang lain. Bidadari itu menyendiri dan nampak sangat pemalu.

Maka Rasulullah saw bertanya kepada Jibril, “Wahai Jibril! Bidadari siapakah itu?” Malaikat Jibril menjawab, “Bidadari itu diperuntukkan bagi sahabatmu, Umar ra. Pernah suatu hari dia membayangkan syurga yang engkau ceritakan keindahannya. Dia menginginkan untuknya seorang bidadari yang berbeza dari bidadari yang lain. Bidadari yang diinginkannya itu berkulit hitam manis, dahinya tinggi, bahagian atas matanya berwarna merah dan bahagian bawah matanya berwarna biru serta memiliki sifat yang sangat pemalu. Oleh sebab sahabatmu sentiasa mengikut perintah Allah swt, maka saat itu jugalah Allah swt menjadikan seorang bidadari untuknya, sesuai dengan apa yang dikehendakinya.”

SubhanAllah! Begitu hebat seorang yang bergelar Umar Al-Khattab sehingga dijadikan bidadari special untuknya! Bahkan syaitan juga sangat takut dengan Umar. Apabila adanya Umar disitu, syaitan akan lari ketakutan. Berbeza sungguh dengan kita. Barangkali lebih disenangi oleh syaitan, nauzubillah!

Siapa sebenarnya Umar yang hingga dijanjikan Allah bidadari bermata indah itu? Umar Al-Khattab merupakan salah seorang dari sahabat Rasulullah saw. Semenjak beliau memeluk Islam, kaum muslimin seolah mendapat kekuatan yang luar biasa. Selari dengan doa Rasulullah saw,
“Ya Allah, muliakanlah Islam dengan masuknya salah seorang dari dua Umar (Umar bin Khattab atau Amr bin Hisyam/Abu Jahal)”.

Sejak saat itulah kaum muslimin berani untuk solat dan tawaf di Kaabah secara terang-terangan. Dakwah yang dulunya secara sembunyi-sembunyi bertukar menjadi secara terang-terangan. Oleh sebab itu, Umar digelar Al-Farouq, pembeza antara haq dan batil. Umar adalah seorang yang warak, sangat teliti dan hati-hati terhadap dosa sehingga yang sekecil-kecilnya. Bahkan sangat takut kalau termasuk dalam golongan munafik. Seringkali beliau menangis semasa membaca atau mendengar ayat-ayat Al-Quran. Sangat menakjubkan interaksi Umar dengan Al-Quran!

Beliau mempelajari surah Al-Baqarah selama 10 tahun dan kemudian melapor kepada Rasulullah saw,
“Wahai Rasulullah, apakah kehidupanku sudah mencerminkan surah Al-Baqarah? Jikalau belum, aku tidak akan meneruskan ke surah berikutnya.” Rasulullah menjawab, “Sudah...!”

Maka Umar akan mempelajari surah-surah berikutnya sehingga surah-surah tersebut menjadi akhlak beliau. Sangat hebat dan mantap peribadi Umar. Benarlah, peribadi yang hebat akan mendapat hadiah yang hebat dari Allah! Jom kita belajar dari Umar!

~Dipetik dan diolah dari buku New Quantum Tarbiyah oleh Solikhin Abu Izzudin

Wednesday, 21 October 2009

..by the will of Allah

I really wish the world would be more peaceful..

I want to be healthy..

I want to be a good muslim..

I want to be successful in my career..

I want happiness in my life..

I want everything to be perfect..

and the wish-list goes on and on etc etc..there are so many "wants" in my life, i bet u have loads of them too. It's natural for human to feel a desire for something and wish something done as we wouldn't be satisfied with what we already had/have, don't u agree with me? I admit it myself.

Anyway, the point here is that those "wants" will only be possible ..by the will of Allah. So instead of merely saying that I want to be this and that, do say InsyaAllah (by the will of Allah) at the end of it. Accepting that every single thing happen on this Earth is by His will eventually will make us realise that we as human being doesn't have any power upon what will happen next in our lives even we've plan it beforehand (but it doesn't mean that u don't have to work hard to get something).

Good Muslims will always rely on Allah and have strong faith. He'll give what's best for us InsyaAllah! That's the beauty of InsyaAllah really. Do read more on the beauty of InsyaAllah here (I found it while searching for Maher Zain's videoclips)

And do read thru the lyrics of this great song by a new nasyeed singer, really soothing!
(credit to Awakening Records)



InsyaAllah by Maher Zain

Everytime you feel like you cannot go on
You feel so lost then that you're so alone

All you see is night and darkness all around
You feel so helpless, you can't see which way to go
Don't despair and never loose hope
Cause Allah is always by your side

Insya Allah (2x)
Insya Allah you'll find your way
Insya Allah (2x)
Insya Allah you'll find your way

Everytime you can make one more mistake
You feel you can't repent and that it's way too late
You're so confused, wrong decisions you have made
Haunt your mind and your heart is full of shame

Don't despair and never loose hope
Cause Allah is always by your side

Insya Allah (2x)
Insya Allah you'll find your way
Insya Allah (2x)
Insya Allah you'll find your way

Turn to Allah, He's never far away
Put your trust in Him
Raise your hands and pray

Ooo Ya Allah
Guide my steps don't let me go astray
You're the only one that showed me the way,
Showed me the way (3x)

Insya Allah (2x)
Insya Allah we'll find the way
Insya Allah (2x)
Insya Allah we'll find the way

are we just born as a muslim?


today i was asked again about Islam by an atheis. i felt so useless. I think this is my 4th time having an argument with her. i mean it's not easy to explain about islam when that person does not believe in the existence of God. if that person is a christian, i might be able to give concrete arguments to show that islam is the true religion. but apparently she's not.

i still remember when i first came to ireland, she was the first to ask me about hijab. so, i started telling her that this is an identity of us as muslims, this is one of the ways for us to please God and it is to protect ourselves from men. we cover our body except for our faces and hands as not to attract men as mentioned in surah An-Nur verse 31:
"And tell the believing women to lower their gaze and to be mindful of their chastity, and not to display their charms [in public] beyond what may [decently] be apparent thereof; [37] hence, let them draw their head-coverings over their bosoms. [38] And let them not display [more of] their charms to any but their husbands, or their fathers, or their husbands’ fathers, or their sons, or their husbands’ Sons, or their brothers, or their brothers’ sons, or their sisters’ sons, or their womenfolk, or those whom they rightfully possess, or such male attendants as are beyond all sexual desire, [39] or children that are as yet unaware of women’s nakedness; and let them not swing their legs [in walking] so as to draw attention to their hidden charms [40] And [always], O you believers - all of you - turn unto God in repentance, so that you might attain to a happy state!"

obviously i didnt mention about the quran's verse because that will only make things complicated!i just put it as a reference for u who read this entry. :D anyway, guess what was her response to me?"why would a religion do such a thing. what i see is islam actually oppressing the women. women should wear sexy clothes to attract men as that is what human beings are made for. i really think wearing a hijab is ridiculous regardless of what u want to say. i'm sorry but i just think it is ridiculous." her respond really made me upset. i felt bad for not being able to back up Islam.

then, our second argument was on why cant i have a boyfriend and have sex before marriage?huhu..this was tough. so, i answered her,"in islam we should not be in a relationship with the opposite sex until we got married. being in a relationship could leads to bad things such as we have the person whom we love in our mind and hearts most of the time.thus, we tend to forget God easily. Plus, u might end up having sex before marriage and results in abortion which is unethical and u'r no longer a virgin." she replied, "having sex is the exciting part of being a teenager. i think u'r wasting ur life.life is boring without sex and people will only get married when they already have kids.my parents got married when they're 40years old when they have me as their daughter." errkkk,i was speechless. didnt know what to say after that.

the 3rd one was a bit sensitive for me and had struck my heart deeply. while i was reading my email on donations for palestine, i asked her whom does she support, palestine or israel?i didnt know why i was quite convinced she would say palestine but it happened that she was on the israel side.oh my God, i hate to debate with her on islam!!!and she started to give her reasons and condemned the palestinians for being so selfish."the jews didnt have any land for them. so, british countries bought jerusalam and gave them to the jews. at that time, the palestine was under mustafa kamal.i really salute mustafa kamal. i mean, he was a really good president.he was the one who wanted to promote peace in palestine and stopped the fight of the syiah.for ur information, the fight between israel and palestine started when everyone fights to get gaza. gaza is a very startegic place where the jews can see the whole palestine from gaza and the palestinians are able to see the jews if they are in gaza.so, gaza is wanted by both parties. the palestinians threat the jews to move out from gaza because gaza belongs to the palestinians. but the jews took gaza because they were afraid of their safety in palestine and the islamic countries surrounding them from jerusalem. and HAMAS took over palestine and started a war with the jews. personally, i think the jews only want peace but HAMAS keep on fighting with the jews. HAMAS are the terrorist." we had a debate on this for an hour and ended up with me not being able to give strong arguments because little do i know about the palestinians. i am not even aware of my brothers and sisters in palestine. because of this, i promised myself to read on palestine and israel in more detail.insyaAllah!!u too have to read so that all of us are aware on this!

as for today, she came to me and said, "are u a muslim because u were born as muslim?why dont u do a research and compare other religions first before u decide to become a muslim?how do u know that Islam is the true religion? what if u were born as christian would u find out about islam? so i answered, "well, i used to be a muslim because my parents are muslims but not anymore. i am a muslim because i believe in Islam. i think, it depends on ur destiny whether u would become a muslim or not even if u were not born as muslim." again she said," i just think u have to search on other religions first before u decide to choose islam.u know, when i was a kid, i wanted to be like everyone who believes in God. but i came to a conclusion that all religions are the same. so, that's why i choose to become an atheis"

i think i should stop now.the moral of the story is, i need to do LOTSA reading on islam. if i really am a muslim not because i was born as one, i should be able to answer all her questions. but i couldnt. so, i have tonnes of work to do now!! personally, being a muslim in western countries really challenges my faith!!May Allah grant her the right path and always keep us in this path.aminn!!!
"Our Lord! Let not our hearts deviate (from the truth) after You have guided us, and grant us mercy from You. Truly, You are the Bestower."(Ali-Imran:8)

wallahualam..

Friday, 16 October 2009

Wahai Pemuda~


saya sedih..sedih dengan diri sendiri yang tidak mampu membawa hamba-hamba Allah ke jalan yang lurus. dosa terang-terang kat depan mata, namun diri tetap takut untuk memberi peringatan. takut akan pandangan manusia kah? bukankah hanya pandangan Allah yang penting?sedih!!(T_T)

sungguh lemah imanku kerana hanya mampu membenci dengan hati tanpa berani bersuara!
"Barangsiapa yang melihat kemungkaran dari kalangan kamu, hendaklah ia mencegahnya dengan tangannya, jika ia tidak mampu maka (cegahlah) dengan lidahnya (perkataan), jika ia tidak mampu (juga), maka (cegahlah) dengan hatinya(membenci), demikian itulah selemah-lemah iman" [HR Muslim]

kata-kata yang tidak terlafaz..."wahai sahabat-sahabat yang kukasihi, jagalah pergaulan kamu dengan lelaki. berpakaianlah sebagaimana dituntut oleh Islam dan usahlah bercakap benda-benda yang lagho. bukankah hidup di sini hanyalah sementara sahaja?" Ya Allah, mengapa begitu sukar untuk nasihat-nasihat sebegitu keluar dari mulut ini?[geram dengan diri sendiri]

bila nak berubah?masa dah makin singkat. kematian pun sedang mengejar. bila lagi kalau bukan SEKARANG????bangunlah wahai Daei!
Ya Allah, ampunkanlah dosa hambamu ini..berilah aku kekuatan, kesabaran dan ketabahan untuk menjadi salah seorang PENOLONG AGAMAMU!
ayuh para mujahid!

Tuesday, 13 October 2009

positive affirmations!

I've enjoyed watching this video. With it's catchy title of 'I love living life. I am happy' and a charismatic real-life actor Nick Vujinic really inspired me the most. Do watch it and take time to ponder.




Even we do have to aim high and achieve more, we should be grateful for what Allah has created for us is priceless and if you make a list out of it you can't really imagine how long it will be. Every single thing on Earth is created by Him and has benefits us as human beings.

Hence, let's cherish on what we already had and going to have in the future as life would be more meaningful that way. For instance, I am perfectly normal physically and mentally, having a loving family that will always care for me, having a circle of friends that I know I can depend on them whether it's rain or shine; those are the things that we always take for granted.

So now, do constantly make as many as possible of positive affirmations (either you write it down or think of it in your mind) and act according to it and insyaAllah you'll find much easier to comprehend them in your life. I'm making mine now, here are some of them:
Alhamdulillah..I am thankful for what I have! ;-)

I want to be a successful muslim insyaAllah!

I will never give up!

I want to finish this life strong!
and last but not least...

I LOVE LIVING LIFE! I AM HAPPY! ~smile~

take 5!



i really like number 5 i dunno why. perhaps because i have 5 siblings and both my parents have 5 too. plus, currently i'm having 5 little 'children' (4 nieces+ 1 nephew). and even my name has similar rhyme to it. alrite let's get to the real point; the symbolic of number 5!

Haven't realised that number 5 has a meaningful account in our daily life? See for yourself.

~We as muslims have to pray 5 times a day (Subh, Zuhr, Asr, Maghrib, Isya')

~We as muslims also have to follow the 5 pillars of Islam (ash-shahada'/the witness, solah/formal prayer, zakat/tithe for the poor, sawm/fasting during Ramadhan, hajj/pilgrimage to Mecca)

And the best thing we can ponder is to use 5 before 5:

"Take advantage of 5 opportunities before 5 other things (that end the opportunity); your youth before your old age, your health before your illness, your wealth before your poverty, your leisure before your haste, and your life before your death." -Prophet Muhammad SAW (pbuh)

That's all i can say about 5. pardon me for this entry containing lots of fives! so high5!

Saturday, 3 October 2009

Bila nasi menjadi bubur

salam wbt..

baru sekejap tadi saya terbaca satu artikel dalam ukhwah.com yang bertajuk tabahlah hati, kuatkan jiwa. si penulis mungkin sedang mengalami saat-saat sukar dalam hidupnya dan menulis untuk naikkan semangat diri. moga Allah permudahkan urusannya.amin. saya sebenarnya sangat tertarik dengan kenyataannya yang berbunyi "Bila nasi telah menjadi bubur, maka aku harus mencari ayam, cakueh, kacang peas, kicap, salad, bawang goreng dan sambal agar bubur ayam special tetap dapat kunikmati." nak tergelak pun ada bila baca. sungguh positif orangnya kan! apabila musibah menimpa, langsung tidak mengeluh. malah cuba memotivasikan diri dan melihat musibah itu dari perspektif yang berbeza. begitu tegar iman dan keyakinannya pada Allah. nak jadi macam dia jugak!berbaik sangka pada Allah dalam setiap perkara!=)

perkataan ujian ni dah sinonim sangat-sangat kot dalam hidup seorang pelajar. setiap masa pun ada exam terutama sekali untuk pelajar-pelajar perubatan. oh exam!!tapi dengan ada exam la baru kita rajin nak bukak buku. baru ada rasa tujah untuk tak tidur dalam kelas..betul tak?(tersengguk tu biase la..proses menahan diri dari tidur..hehe)dan melalui exam la dapat nilai tahap pemahaman kita tentang sesuatu. benda yang same apply dalam hidup kita. hidup ini Allah cakap memang confirm akan ada ujian.

"Yang menjadikan mati dan hidup, supaya Dia menguji kamu, siapa di antara kamu yang lebih baik amalnya. Dan Dia Maha Perkasa lagi Maha Pengampun," (Al-Mulk:2)

"Dan sesungguhnya Kami benar-benar akan menguji kamu agar Kami mengetahui orang-orang yang berjihad dan bersabar di antara kamu, dan agar Kami menyatakan (baik buruknya) hal ehwalmu."(Muhammad:31)

See, Allah bukan saja-saja nak bagi ujian kat kita. Allah tengah nilai kita!jugak untuk upgrade our level of iman. Sungguh, Allah tahu apa yang terbaik buat hamba-hambaNya kerana Allah itu Sang Maha Mengetahui!
"Dan pada sisi Allah-lah kunci-kunci semua yang ghaib; tidak ada yang mengetahuinya kecuali Dia sendiri, dan Dia mengetahui apa yang di daratan dan di lautan, dan tiada sehelai daun pun yang gugur melainkan Dia mengetahuinya (pula), dan tidak jatuh sebutir biji-pun dalam kegelapan bumi, dan tidak sesuatu yang basah atau yang kering, melainkan tertulis dalam kitab yang nyata (Lauh Mahfudz)"(Al-An'aam:59)

Mungkin jika kita sentiasa ingatkan diri akan hidup yang sementara ini, ujian pun jadi lagi ringan dan pahala pun bertambah-tambah. alangkah seronok begitu!always look on the bright side of things! "...Kamu tidak tinggal (di bumi) melainkan sebentar saja, kalau kamu sesungguhnya mengetahui."(Al-Mukminun:114) ayuh! bertahanlah. teruskan melangkah ke hadapan!"kerana sesungguhnya sesudah kesusahan itu ada kemudahan,sesungguhnya sesudah kesusahan itu ada kemudahan."(Alam Nasyrah:5-6)

wallahualam
~catarina

Friday, 2 October 2009

RM%n£y *M@tt£r$~

Life without money would probably make us suffer as the current world demands us to pay everything starting from the smallest things like going to the loo to the biggest things like paying for school fees. So it's all about money (even they're just papers and metals). But do realise that there are certain things where money cant afford to buy; even the richest guy on earth cant simply buy all those values. What are those priceless things? Let's figure out...



1) Money can buy house but not home




2) Money can buy bed but not sleep





3) Money can buy clock but not time





4) Money can buy book but not knowledge




5) Money can buy food but not appetite





6) Money can buy blood but not life




7) Money can buy medicine but not health





8) Money can buy insurance but not safety



So, what’s your comment about money??
.......do drop some down there


p/s: For those who believe they have all or any of the bolded words, do be grateful to Him for what you have is incomparable to anything else in this world.
Let's say Alhamdulillah! Praise be to Allah! ~smile~

Tuesday, 29 September 2009

You are never alone!

yup that's true! we'll never be left alone as He is even nearer to man than man's jugular veins and Allah will always be at our side. Whenever a believer in need or distress calls on Him, He responds. So have faith on Him and insyaAllah He'll guide you through...

"You Are Never Alone"
by Zain Bhikha

Sometimes, when the world's not on your side
You don't know where to run to
You don't know where to hide.

You gaze, at the stars in the sky
At the mountains so high
Through the tears in your eyes.

Looking for a reason,
to replace what is gone.
Just remember, remember
That you are never alone.

You are never alone (you are never alone)
Just reach into your heart
And Allah is always there.

You are never alone (you are never alone)
Through sorrow and through grief
Through happiness and peace
You are never alone.

So now as you long for your past
Prepare for your future
But knowing nothings going to last
You see this life is but a road
A straight and narrow path
To our final abode
So travel well O Muslim
And Paradise will be your home
And always remember
That you are never alone.

You are never alone (you are never alone)
Just reach into your heart
And Allah is always there.

You are never alone (Allah is there)
Through sorrow and through grief
Through happiness and peace
You are never alone.

You are never alone (you are never never alone)
Just reach into your heart
And Allah is always there.

You are never alone (you are never alone)
Through sorrow and through grief
Through happiness and peace
You are never alone.


Thursday, 24 September 2009

a love letter





Ever wonder how would a love letter affects you? Especially when it's written by a person that you really love; your spouse (if married), parents, siblings, family, friends etc. I believe that I had millions of them including the small encouraging notes, emails in my yahoo mailbox, good luck wishes, special notes written in the birthday cards etc (I considered them as love letters as well..hehehh). When it comes to this kind of letter I would be deeply fall in love with the soothing and beautiful words and I'm really appreciate it. Somehow the letter will affect your mood and mind at that perticular time or whenever you read it. And most of it will be the positive tones, either you're feeling happy, encouraged, blessed. Thanks to all the people around me who always shower me with love and care, what else should I ask from Allah except for their safety and health now and always insyaAllah..May Allah bless all of you!



This is an extract of one of the love letters that I received. I'm so touched!

Salam wbt duhai sahabatku yg kukasihi krn Allah..

Engkau tabahkanlah hatimu menghadapi ujian dr Allah..sungguh Allah itu Maha Adil pada hamba-hambaNya..kuatkanlah kakimu melangkah menghadapi hari-hari mendatang.. insyaAllah setiap langkahanmu diperhitung oleh Allah sebagai titis-titis kesabaran bagi mencapai ketaqwaan kepadaNya.

Wahai sahabat,
Sungguh diriku sangat menyayangimu!
A
pa jua keputusan yang diambil insyaAllah akan kusokong sepenuhnya.

Sahabatku,
Usah dikesali akan apa yang telah berlaku kerana Allah tidak akan pernah menginginkan kesusahan buatmu. Namun itulah yang terbaik yang datang dari Allah. Ketahuilah bahawa Allah teramat sangat mengasihimu duhai sahabat!



Wednesday, 23 September 2009

Ujian tanda Allah sayang!=)


"Apakah kamu mengira bahwa kamu akan masuk surga, padahal belum nyata bagi Allah orang-orang yang berjihad diantaramu dan belum nyata orang-orang yang sabar. "(Ali Imran:142)

Ujian adalah guru yang tidak bercakap tetapi mengajar dan mendidik kita. Ia hakikatnya komunikasi tanpa bicara antara Tuhan dengan hambaNya. Tidak kiralah ujian tersebut kecil mahupun besar adalah takdir Allah untuk kita.

Apabila ujian menimpa, kita:
-mula melatah
-merungut merasakan Allah itu tidak adil
-secara tidak sedar, timbul rasa dendam dan buruk sangka kepada pencipta kita.

Namun hakikatnya, ia melatih kita mendapatkan sifat-sifat yang terpuji (sabar, redha, baik sangka, tawakkal, akui diri sebagai hamba yang lemah, mengharap pertolongan Allah)

Sahabat,
Allah mahu kita beringat-ingat agar dengan ujian ini kita sebagai hamba akan datang untuk mengadu, mengharap, merintih belas ihsan dan sentiasa merasakan hanya kepada Allah tempat kita meminta segala-galanya.

wassalam.

~catarina

Eid Mubarak!




Indeed, it's been a while i havent post any entry here..sorry bout that. yup juz like all of u celebrating eid, i was so busy preparing for the celebration (but not really cook like our chef catarina..hehehh i'm juz helping around) plus the freshers are coming so need more helping hands to cater them.


Happy..Excited..Blessed and all those positive expressions can be seen thru most of us during eid but some may experience a bit gloomy and sad if they werent with their loved ones..huuhhuu

As for me, i've had bits of both feelings. A bit sad as Ramadhan is over and obviously i'm away from my beloved family. Anyway, i'm glad to have many friends that will cheer me up during eid and insyaAllah for the rest of the year. Thanks to all of u and special dedication to catarina as well, may our ukhuwwah last forever insyaAllah.

May the guidance and blessings of Allah be with you and your family!





Have a great eid mubarak everyone! ~smile~

Monday, 21 September 2009

Eid songs dedication!!!


salam wbt..
sorry for not updating this blog lately. i was a bit busy with Eid preparation. we had a grand open house this year!! =) it happened that we still have lots of work to be done that we end up being awake for the whole night before raya. it took ages for us to finish cooking. and i'm glad its over now!! =D we successfully made rendang, lodeh, kuah kacang as well as my first trial cheese brownies. it was finger licking good!so happy that my brownies was finished when the open house was over. anyway, Eid Mubarak to everyone!!hope you had a great one too!!=D by the way, i wish to dedicate a few songs to my dearest h5!Eid Mubarak to you h5!!sorry for all my mistakes!!may our ukhuwah last till paradise..inysaAllah!ukhuwah fillah ukhti!love you so much!!enjoy the song!!=)


-bersama-

-suasana hari raya-

-dari jauh ku pohon maaf-

-menjelang hari raya-



~catarina

Thursday, 17 September 2009

Jom berhari raya bersama Rasulullah saw



Alhamdulillah, sudah hampir sebulan kita mengerjakan ibadah puasa. Tinggal beberapa hari lagi sebelum laungan takbir Aidilfitri dialunkan.

Saya pasti, ramai yang berasa sedih untuk meninggalkan bulan ini. Bulan pesta ibadah yang pahalanya digandakan. Masakan tidak, setiap amalan sunat sama dengan amalan wajib dan setiap amalan wajib yang dikerjakan digandakan 70 kali ganda. Subhanallah. Maha suci Allah Yang Maha Kaya. Bagaimanapun kita menginginkan bulan ini tidak berakhir, ia tetap akan meninggalkan kita. Terpulang bagaimana kita telah memanfaatkannya. Moga-moga matlamat taqwa itu dapat dicapai dan kita dapat melalui sebelas bulan lagi dengan penuh ketaqwaan kepadaNya. Insya-Allah…

Dalam keghairahan kita semua menyambut Aidilfitri, sunnah baginda Rasul jangan dilupa. Let’s do it the right way this Hari Raya.

"Nabi saw pernah datang ke Madinah sedangkan penduduknya memiliki dua hari raya yang pada keduanya mereka bermain-main (bergembira) di masa jahiliyyah, maka baginda bersabda: “Aku datang kepada kalian sedangkan kalian memiliki dua hari (raya) yang menjadi medan permainan kalian pada masa jahiliyyah. Dan sesungguhnya Allah telah menggantikan keduanya dengan yang lebih baik iaitu Hari Raya Aidiladha dan Aidilfitri"
(Hadis Riwayat an-Nasai’)

‘Ied Fitri

Dari sudut bahasa:

‘Ied: sesuatu yang berlaku secara berulang-ulang atau suatu hari yang terjadi perkumpulan.
Fitri atau fitrah: sediakala atau sifat asal.

Hari Raya ‘Ied al-fitri adalah salah satu dari hari kebesaran umat Islam yang disambut pada tanggal 1 Syawal setiap tahun bagi menyambut kejayaan umat Islam setelah berjaya menyempurnakan ibadah sepanjang bulan Ramadhan al-Mubarak dan kembali kepada fitrah iaitu sifat asal manusia yang dibenarkan makan dan minum sepanjang hari.

Amalan-amalan sunat pada hari raya ‘Ied al-Fitri.
(1) BERTAKBIR
- Amalan yang disyariatkan berdasarkan firman Allah;
“Dan juga supaya kamu cukupkan bilangan puasa (sebulan Ramadhan) dan supaya kamu membesarkan Allah (dengan bertakbir) kerana mendapat petunjukNya, dan supaya kamu bersyukur” (al-Baqarah:185)

- Dimulai ketika terbitnya hilal (anak bulan) dan berakhir dengan selesainya ‘Ied iaitu ketika imam selesai dari khutbah (menurut Ibn Taimiyah)
- Ketika di dalam perjalanan untuk solat ‘Ied, disunnahkan juga untuk kita bertakbir sehinggalah apabila solat akan didirikan

(2) MANDI DI PAGI ‘IED

- Disunnahkan mandi di pagi Hari raya iaitu sebelum berangkat menuju ke tempat perlaksanaan solat ‘Ied al-Fitri.

“Menurut Ibn Qayyim al-Jauziyah: Baginda saw mandi sebelum berangkat mengerjakan solat ‘Ied”

- Tatacara mandi sunat di pagi Hari Raya ini adalah sama dengan tatacara mandi wajib (janabah)

(3) MAKAN SEBELUM SOLAT ‘IED AL-FITRI

- Disunnahkan untuk menjamah makanan sebelum berangkat menunaikan solat ‘Ied al-Fitri.
- Ini bertujuan menutup segala andaian bahawa dibenarkan berpuasa pada hari ‘Ied.
- Rasulullah makan kurma dalam jumlah yang ganjil di pagi ‘Ied

Dari Anas b Malik, dia berkata; “Rasulullah saw tidak pergi (ke musolla) pada pagi ‘Ied al-Fitri hingga baginda makan beberapa buah kurma.”
Murajja’ b Raja’ berkata: Ubaidillah menceritakan kepadaku bahawa Anas berkata: “Rasulullah saw memakannya di dalam jumlah yang ganjil”

(3) MEMAKAI PAKAIAN YANG INDAH

- Disunnahkan untuk kita memakai pakaian yang indah-indah pada Hari Raya. (baca: bezakan pakaian indah dengan pakaian baru)

Imam Ibn Qayyim al-Jauziyah berkata: Baginda saw mengenakan pakaian yang paling indah ketika keluar untuk solat ‘Ied. Bahkan baginda mempunyai pakaian khusus yang digunakan hanya untuk solat Jumaat dan ‘Ied.

(4) BERJALAN KAKI MENUJU KE TEMPAT DIKERJAKAN SOLAT ‘IED

- Dianjurkan berjalan kaki menuju tempat dikerjakan solat ‘Ied jika tidak memberatkan.
- Ini sebagaimana yang diriwayatkan dari Ali b Abi Talib ra:

“Termasuk sunnah, iaitu engkau berjalan kaki menuju tempat solat ‘Ied dan memakan sesuatu sebelum berangkat”

(5) MENGIKUTI JALAN YANG BERBEZA KETIKA PERGI DAN KEMBALI DARI MENGERJAKAN SOLAT ‘IED.

- Jabir b Abdullah ra berkata;

“Nabi saw melalui jalan yang berbeza pada hari ‘Ied.” (Sahih Bukhari)

*rujukan: Amalan-amalan di Bulan Ramadhan karangan Hafiz Firdaus Abdullah terbitan Jahabersa


SELAMAT HARI RAYA AIDILFITRI KEPADA SEMUA!~
SALAM AIDILFITRI
MAAF ZAHIR DAN BATIN

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