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..

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
Guide us every single day..
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..?

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
Guide us every single day..
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
Guide us every single day..
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
Guide us every single day..
Keep us close to You
Until the end of time..

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


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 everdearest h5!huhu...Sanah Helwa ya Jamilah!!;) 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, 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

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.....

chaiyok!! 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.


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

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.

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.

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.

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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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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'Say Your Prayers Before Prayers For You Are Said'.

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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!