Like Guppies

Tommy had a pet fish. A guppy. He decided to call his pet fish TomTom.
He took good care of TomTom eversince TomTom was a small fry.


He fed TomTom,cleaned his small fish bowl and even read bedtime stories for TomTom every night. Time passed and TomTom was affected by Tommy's heartfelt care and love for him.
He really wanted to repay Tommys' deeds but he has nothing at all. No money, no food... There's only one thing he could do...

"Tommy,kill me." said TomTom.

"What?Why would I kill you?" Tommy was perplexed.

"Kill me and cook me as your dinner Tommy. I know it isn't much compare to all the love and care you gave me but that's the least i could do after all you have done for me. This is all I can give." replied the determined little guppy.

"Wha-? TomTom,all i have done for you is out of love. I love you TomTom and I only want the best for you. You don't have to repay me. I'm happy if you're happy. If you were dead, I'd be utterly woebegone..."

---------------------------------------------------------------------------------

Such little amout of guppy flesh for a lifetime of heartfelt deeds?
Such a small quantity for something incalculable ?

Sounds familliar?

We are like TomTom. The little guppy.
And Tommy is our parents.

Main point of this ridiculously short story is that our deeds for our parents is such a small amount compared to what they have done and sacrificed for us eversince BEFORE we were born.
The pain, the hard labour, the sleepless nights, the patience...
Its priceless.

Hence, we, the little guppies, must always respect and love our parents.
It is stated in the Al-Quran:


"And your Lord has commanded that you shall not serve (any) but Him, and be kind to your parents. If either or both of them reach old age and are under your care, say not to them (so much as) "ugh" nor chide them, but speak unto them gracious words." (Al-Israa':23)



There's no doubt our enemies, syaitaanirrajim, will give it their all to ensure we do the contrary.
But Allah wil help those who seek help from Him.
Always supplicate, pray and make doa to Allah.

I know... I'm just an 18 year old. What do I know..
But i do know this much.
Treat both your parents well before too late.
Without their forgiveness(especially our mothers'), the doors of Heaven will be closed upon us.

Wallahua'lam.
Assalamualaikum.

Malu


Malu
kerana bodoh sombong,
Bukan malu kerana ingin tahu.

Malu kerana berduaan dengan yang bukan mahram,
Bukan malu tidak bercouple.

Malu kerana membuat maksiat,
Bukan malu kerana mencegahnya.

Malu kerana menyebarkan kelekaan,
Bukan malu kerana menyebarkan kebenaran.

Malu kerana berpakaian ketat dan haram,
Bukan malu kerana berpakaian sopan dan halal.

Malu kerana berbuat jahat,
Bukan malu kerana berbuat baik.

Malu dengan Allah,
sebelum malu dengan manusia.


"الحياء و الإيمان قرناء جميعًا فإذا رفع أحدهما رفع الأخر"
Perasaan malu dan Iman adalah teman.Bila satunya diangkat,yang lagi satu pun ikut sama.

Perasaan malu itu ada sebahagian daripada Iman.

Tanda-tanda kecil kiamat

Antara tanda-tanda kecil hari kiamat, 

1) Penaklukan Baitulmuqaddis.
Daripada Auf bin Malik r.a, katanya "Rasulullah s.a.w bersabda: 'Aku menghitung 6 perkara menjelang hari kiamat.' Baginda menyebutkan salah satu di antaranya , iaitu penaklukan Baitulmuqaddis." - Sahih Bukhari

[Telah pun terjadi di zaman 'Umar bin Al-khattab,tahun 16H. Namun,ia akan terjadi lagi ketika zaman Al-Mahdi mengalahkan golongan Yahudi]


2) Zina bermaharajalela.
"Dan tinggallah manusia-manusia yang buruk, yang seenaknya melakukan persetubuhan seperti keldai. Maka pada zaman mereka inilah kiamat akan datang." -Sahih Muslim.

[Tiap-tiap hari di suratkhabar....]


3) Bermaharajalela alat muzik.
"Pada akhir zaman, akan terjadi tanah runtuh, rusuhan dan perubahan muka (plastic surgery?)." Ada yang bertanya pada Rasulullah s.a.w, "Wahai Rasulullah, bila hal ini terjadi?" Baginda menjawab: " Apabila telah bermaharajalela bunyi-bunyian (muzik) dan penyanyi-penyanyi wanita." -Ibnu Majah

[Anugerah,Anugerah Band,Akademi Fantasia,American Idol. Penyanyi wanita Katy Perry,Lady Gaga,Britney Spears...]



4) Menghias masjid dan membanggakannya.
"Di antara tanda-tanda telah dekatnya kiamat ialah manusia bermegah-megahan dalam mendirikan masjid." -Riwayat Nasai

[fikirkan...]



5) Munculkan kekejian,memutuskan kerabat, dan hubungan dengan tetangga tidak baik.
"Tidak akan datang kiamat sehingga banyak perbuatan dan perkataan keji, memutuskan hubungan silaturrahim dan sikap yang buruk dalam tetangga." -Riwayat Ahmad dan Hakim

[Perkataan keji? Kedengaran di mana-mana...]



6) Ramai orang soleh meninggal dunia.
"Tidak akan datang hari kiamat sehingga Allah mengambil orang-orang yang baik dan ahli agama di muka bumi, maka tiada yang tinggal padanya kecuali orang-orang yang hina dan buruk yang tidak mengetahui yang makruf dan tidak mengingkari kemungkaran." -Riwayat Ahmad

[Fikirkan....]



7) Orang hina mendapat kedudukan terhormat.
"Di antara tanda-tanda semakin dekatnya hari kiamat ialah dunia akan dikuasai oleh Luka' Bin Luka' (orang yang bodoh dan hina). Maka orang yang paling baik ketika itu ialah orang yang beriman dan diapit oleh 2 orang mulia." -Riwayat Thabrani


Anda boleh membaca selanjutnya di sini.
Semoga ia menjadi peringatan kepada semua termasuk diri ini sendiri.
Sedarlah kita sudah berada di akhir zaman...
Bertaubatlah selagi pintu taubat masih terbuka..Astarghfirullahazadzim...

Assalamualaikum.

Merpati Karang

Assalamualaikum wr wb.

Pagi semalam,waktu membuka tingkap untuk menyambut sinaran mentari pagi di bilik,Qur mendapat satu kejutan.

Ada buaya di luar tingkap Qur! heh.Tak adalah...bukan buaya tetapi burung merpati karang.
Qur terkejut,dia pun terkejut. Kasihan dia...
Tetapi dia tidak terbang ke tempat lain.Dia berdiam di situ sahaja.


"Mungkin dia lapar kot..."fikir Qur.
Lalu Qur ke dapur untuk mengambil sekeping roti. Qur koyakkan kecil-kecil dan bulatkan lalu berikan pada dia. Dia makan. Alhamdulillah...

Qur fikir,mungkin selepas makan dia akan terbang. Tetapi dia tetap berdiam diri di situ.
Sambil memerhatikan merpati itu,Qur mendengar alunan selawat dari laptop.
"Mungkinkah dia juga mahu mendengarkan alunan selawat?"
SubhanAllah...

"Jangan masuk ke dalam ok?Stay di luar tau." Qur beritahu dia.
Dia diam.
Diam tandanya setuju. Lalu Qur pun teruskan dengan kerja harian Qur.


Petang itu dia tak ada di luar tingkap. Mungkin dia pergi mencari rezeki.
Malu rasanya... Haiwan pun rajin mencari rezeki dari terbitnya fajar hingga ke senja.
Namun manusia masih ramai yang menganggur dan mengambil jalan senang untuk mendapatkan duit seperti mencuri,merompak dan meragut. Astarghfirullahaladzim...



Dan katakanlah: "Bekerjalah kamu sekalian..." (At-Taubah:105)


Malam itu,dia muncul lagi di luar tingkap.
Cuma mukanya agak lain sedikit. Matanya merah.


Mungkin memang merpati semuanya bermata merah waktu malam...atau mungkin dia telah dijangkiti virus Flu Burung?
Sepantas kilat Qur menutup tingkap rapat-rapat.

Pagi tadi dia duduk diam di luar jendela Qur.
Usai memberi salam dan mengucapkan selamat pagi padanya,Qur berikan dia beberapa ketul roti.




Itulah dia kisah Qurcya dan Seekor Merpati.
:)

Kepada kawan-kawan yang disayangi,insyaAllah,kalau dapat sebarang jawapan dari UIA,baik atau sebaliknya,Qur akan post di sini . :)

Buat masa ini,doakanlah yang terbaik untuk Qur... Semoga antum semua mendapat barakah dan redhaNya,amin.


Assalamualaikum.

Done

Assalamualaikum wr wb.

I have decided to stop making my own layouts.
I realised that it is time consuming and it gave me a certain urgency that i don't need.
There's an arabic proverb that says: Time is like a sword. And if we don't cut it, it wil cut us first.

I need to cut this time before it does to me. Time really is precious and we really don't know how much of it we have. Saying "maybe later" or "not now" or "i will do it- tommorow" does not slow down or stop the time for that matters. If time were a person,i think it would actually smirk or laugh at our indifference.

"By (the Token of) Time (through the ages),Verily Man is in loss.Except such as have Faith, and do righteous deeds, and (join together) in the mutual teaching of Truth, and of Patience and Constancy."
(Al-Asr:1-3)
Needless to say it has been a fun experience studying codes and layouts. But there are other more important things to focus on other than brushes,layers,paintshop pro and this computer screen.

"Whoever wakes up and this world is his main concern, Allah will make him
scattred and shattered, and he will feel a sense of panic and loss, and he will
get nothing of this world except that which was already decreed for him.

But whoever gets up and is mostly concerned about the Hereafter, Allah
will cause him to feel focused and content, and will give him a feeling of being
independent, and worldly gains will come to him willingly or unwillingly."
(Al-Tirmidhi)


SubhanAllah. Sounds simple. But i know it will be quite a challenge for me.
How about you my dear sisters and brothers?

Assalamualaikum.

Fix the problem,not the blame

Assalamualaikum wr wb.

First and foremost, no. Still no reply from IIUM. :)
(Barangsiapa yang selalu bersabar,pasti akan beroleh kemenangan.)

I read a very very VERY interesting story in Life is an Open Secret (its a motivational book by Zabrina A.Bakar)
and i just want to share it with all. :)

*************


There was once a man who felt that his wife was having a bit of hearing problem. Trying to spare her feelings, he secretly decided to meet their family doctor for advise. The doctor suggested that the husband used the easiest and oldest technique to test his wife's problem. That technique would be able to tell the doctor of how bad is the wife's hearing loss.

"You have to stand about 40 feet away from her and have a normal chit chat with her using your normal voice and tone. If she could not hear you, come closer to 30 feet. If she still couldn't hear you, do it at 20 feet and continue untill she could hear you."

"Sounds easy", said the man delightfully. So, later that day, when his wife was preparing dinner, he estimated his distance from his wife.

40 feet. Yup, that's about that, he whispered to himself. "What are we having for dinner, honey?", he asked using his normal voice tone. She didn't answer.

So, he came closer. 30 feet... he estimated carefully. Again, he asked, "What are we having for dinner, honey?" Still no response.

Wow, this is bad, he said to himself while moving into 20 feet from his wife. Again,there was no response.

He continued and became so close to her that he was just standing beside her when he asked, "Honey, what's for dinner?"

His wife turned to him and said,

"For goodness sake,fir the seventh time my dear. I said it is CHICKEN!"



Get the story?
It wasn't his wife who had hearing problems.It was him all along.
Ever been in a situation where we keep blaming others when things go wrong?


"And whatever of misfortune befalls you, it is because of what your hands
have earned. And He pardons much."
(Al-Shura:30)


Every misfortune that happens to us is actually done by ourselves.Its our own fault. Astarghfirullah....

We can't blame the MRT for being slow when wer'e already late for school.Why didn't we wake up earlier?
We can't blame the small stone we stepped on thus hurting ourselves. Why weren't we careful?
We keep blaming other people for our own mistakes and carelesness when it is us,ourselves who needs mending.

Also remember that Allah never gives us a challenge that we can't handle.

Wallahua'lam.
Assalamualaikum

Have a nice day all! :)

New Layout

Assalamualaikum wr wb.

Alhamdulillah,i managed to create a layout entirely out of scratch.
(except for the brushes of course. :D)

Also,i added a new layout.

That's all for today. 
Assalamualaikum. :)

khas untukmu

Orang Islam itu bersaudara

Assalamualaikum wr wb.

Sewaktu di bangku sekolah, tika menghafal pelajaran ukhrawi, para asatizah sering mengingatkan kami agak tidak menghafal bulat-bulat tanpa memahami pelajaran itu.

Pada awalnya, Qur tidak mengerti mengapa disuruh buat begitu namun lama-kelamaan, baru Qur sedar bahawa ada faedahnya kita menghafal sambil memahami.
Selain memudahkan hafalan,ia dapat menambahkan ilmu pengetahuan kita dan menguatkan lagi hafazan.

Seperti juga doa selepas sembahyang.





Qur terperasan bahawa di kalimah doa tersebut, فعلnya menggunakan ضمير kami (نحن) dan bukan ضمير saya (أنا) . Tetapi Qur mematikan fikiran Qur di situ sahaja.
Seusai membaca buku Life is An Open Secret yang dipinjamkan oleh adik Fatihah, baru Qur tahu mengapa doa itu menggunakan ضمير kami.

Terdapat sebuah hadith riwayat Al-Bukhari di situ yang berbunyi:

"None of you truly believes until he wishes for his brothers what he wishes for
himself"

Belum beriman seorang muslim sehingga dia mendoakan saudaranya apa yang dia mendoakan untuk dirinya sendiri. (lebih kurang gitu kot terjemahannya. :P)
Pada awalnya,terdetik juga di hati "kalau kita doakan dia,siapa nak doakan kita?"

“Doanya seorang muslim kepada saudaranya yang tidak bersamanya pasti dikabulkan.
Dekat di kepalanya ada malaikat yang menjaganya. Setiap kali ia berdoa
meminta
kebaikan untuk saudaranya, malaikat itu berkata “amiin”. Dan engkau
akan
mendapatkan yang serupa” (HR Muslim dari Ummi Darda)



Bererti,jika kita mendoakan supaya saudara kita murah rezki, kita akan mendapat doa yang serupa. Dan yang mendoakan kita dan turut mengaminkan doa kita adalah malaikat!SubhanAllah....

Baru Qur faham mengapa di doa selepas sembahyang yang selama ini Qur hafal membuta itu menggunakan ضمير kita. Memang itulah yang terbaik untuk dilakukan.
SubhanAllah.. sungguh,di sebalik setiap sesuatu pasti ada hikmahnya.

Yok sama-sama doakan semua orang!
:D

Assalamualaikum.

La Tansaa


Class Picnic #3

Assalamualaikum.

Alhamdulillah. Yesterdays' picnic was fun.
Atikah,Fatin F,Syahirah Hamzah,Nadia Ithnin and Arif couldn't make it though.

Syaiwa,Azlina and myself were the first to arrive at our meeting place.Followed by Syamel,Azhar,Tam,Faris,Nabzie,Najihah,Ilyana and Fatin O. Met Hassan at the busstop near East Coast Park. We then walked to our site.

I'd say East Coast Park isn't the best place to hold our picnic. It was too crowded and there was too much to be seen. The should see and should not sees.. Also,the explainable and the unexplainable...(Hasanah and Farah should know what i mean).

There wasn't a proper place for solah. We had to pray at the exit staircase of an arcade nearby. Played some games afterwards.hehe.
Finding a clean toilet was tiring as well. All of the toilets were either full or deserted due to unhygenic reasons. (swine flu!)
Hasnah and myself ended up using the toilet at a bowling place. (jauh merantau.hehe)

Overall,it was fun. :)
Had story sharing sessions,water-bombing the birthday boy(Hadi),cycling,sand-burying,pictures...Went home at 5pm+ and joined the guys for 'asr prayers at a mosque in Eunos.
To all,happy studying! Make irsyad proud alright? May Allah bless all of
you.
Take good care of your iman,health and wellbeing,insyaAllah.
Do make
doa for Fauzi,Husnul and myself. InsyaAllah we will meet again when the time
comes. :)


I didn't take much pictures. But i'll post what i have. :)




Assalamualaikum.