31 Aug 2009

Aduhai hatiku...

Walau tidak dapat berbuka dengan keluarga,
Ada yang hanya berbuka dengan debu dan habuk sahaja...

Walau tiap-tiap hari memakan makanan yang sama,(serious jelak)
Ada yang tidak mempunyai apa-apa makanan langsung.

Walau jauh dari keluarga,
Ada yang tidak mempunyai keluarga mahupun sesiapa untuk menumpang kasih sayang.

Walau penat dan letih menyiapkan kerja sekolah,
Ada yang penat dan letih dengan tugasan yang jauh lebih berat.

Walau terkadang terasa pening yang teramat sangat,
Sekurang-kurangnya pening kita sementara.Ada yang ditimpa ujian yang lebih berat dari sekadar pening biasa.

Sungguh ya Allah, nikmatMu melimpah namunku sentiasa tidak erti bersyukur...
"Kuatkanlah iman kami ya Allah,
Jadikanlah kami orang-orang yang sabar ya Rahman,
Bantulah hamba-hambaMu ini ya Rahim..."

Rindu mak...
27 Aug 2009

The problem is...

Assalamualaikum wr wb.

A beautiful and perfect religion. There are no problems or defects in Islam.
If you think or presume that Islam is otherwise,then, it is not to be blamed on the religion- but on the people. The Muslims. Us.

What are the problems of Muslim in the modern world?

That was the question asked by my History lecturer in class yesterday.
We sought the answers in a group and discussed together.

Here are some of the answers given:-

1) Lose Identity
Muslims nowadays have lost their identity as muslims,as the slaves of Allah, as caliphs.
We are too easily influenced. This may be a result of our weak foundation of faith,belief and knowledge on Islam.

Some of the things that affects us majorly are the 3S's (according to one of my classmates) which are songs, sports and sex. We are easily influenced by the western culture and neglecting our own Islamic cultures...Our identity...our origin. Think about it.

2)Lack in the sense of brotherhood
Muslims nowadays has lost our sense of unity. No more does the saying "One for all,all for one" exists in us. Its like, all we think about is ourselves. We are being indifferent and insensitive towards our other brothers and sisters in Islam.

An example is when one of our brothers or sisters need help and we just ignore them. What if the one seeking help is our own brother? Our sister? Our parents? and noone want to help them? How would we feel? Hence, treat others as we want them to treat us or our loved ones.

This is preety much connected to the above point. Let's just look at examples of situations.

Situation: We are breaking fast together with our friends. One of our friends is eating just bread and plain water. 'Ah,maybe she's on a diet. Ah well...' we might think. Or 'Oh...maybe he's saving up for somthing.' We might conclude. But who knows,maybe the reason they eat such little amount of food is because they have insufficient money? Did we even ask? If we did, what did we do to help or make a difference?

Remember,to create a difference,you don't have to do something grand. Even the smallest act is enough.

I guess that is all i can share for today.
In resolving a problem,start small,begin from the inside. Mend ourself before pointing fingers at others,insyaAllah.

May Allah strengthen our Iman and may we become better muslims and mu'mins insyaAllah.

22 Aug 2009



11 Aug 2009

Free money anyone?

Assalamualaikum wr wb.

My ustaz shared a perspective with my class the other day and I feel obliged to share it with you.
(whoever you are reading this. :))

Something good with greater rewards that we sometimes feel reluctant to perform.
Sometimes we push ibadah secondary to worldly acts.
Sometimes we like to say "ah,maybe later" to ibadah.
The question is- Why?

Why push it away when we know how good it is?
Why perform it later when we know what benefits it will bring to us?
Why do we feel so reluctant and sometimes even dilly-dally in performing our ibadah?

Could it be because we can't see the deeds (pahala) that we receive for our ibadah?
If that's the case, my ustaz has given an analogy that for me,is very much effective.
As we know,reading or reciting even a single huruf from the Quran and we will receive one deed.
So let's imagine that one deed is an invicible $1.
So reciting bismillahirrahmanirrahim will get us invisible $20.
Imagine that! a single word and we receive "$20"
And we haven't even started reciting the surah yet.

What about when we're praying?
Even for subuh prayers,we recite surah Al-Fatihah twice along with 2 other surahs.
How much invicible money will we get?
Wallahua'lam- depends on the length of our surah,right?Hence,longer surah= more invicible money.
Imagine those money dropping into your pocket out of nowhere...
Imagine having a heavier pocket everytime you perform an ibadah...
Imagine being rich with deeds in the hereafter!

InsyaAllah,hopefully this short entry will make us more enthusiastic in performing our ibadah.
But most importantly, don't forget that the main intention of ibadah,our manifest function of ibadah, is for Allah swt.

Happy ibadah-ing! :D