At Least...

Assalamualaikum.

"At least..."
A common phrase that we always use consciously or unconsciously.

"At least..."
Used to tell others to appreciate what we've done at the very least.

"At least..."
Portrays what little effort we've put into our doings.

Supposedly, it is to be used after a large amout of effort is put in and yet, the results are satisfactory. If it's fate, its fate.
But nowadays, this phrase is being used even when such minimal effort is used.

Why do we always use this phrase?
What satisfaction does it give us?
Why do the least?

Ali gets low marks because he didn't study hard.
"Ah, at least I passed..."

Siti gets disapproved by her future mother-in-law for not knowing how to cook.
"Well, at least I can cook maggi..."

Ahmad gets told off for wearing short shorts.
"At least I'm wearing something."

Minah gets scolded for her unkempt room.
"Pfft. At least its better than the rubbish dump."


But why at least?
Why can't we do our best in everything?
Why leave it to the very minimal?

No effort?
Well, we have the effort to think of an excuse and argue when someone disagrees with us don't
we?
Why not use that effort to do our best?

Allah has given us a mind to think...
Food to gain energy...
A fully functioning body to use..
Why not use it?

We eat outside and the food isn't properly cooked-
"Tsk, cook properly lah...lokek bahan."

When we hear someone reciting the Quran without proper tajwid-
"Ah, read properly now..these are Allah's words!"

We see our favourite soccer team playing like trash-
"Kental ah! Play properly lah!" (c'mon,admit it..hehe)


We want them to do their best or to do things properly...but why aren't WE doing it ourselves?
Everything starts from ourselves.
And insyaAllah, if everything we do has the maximum effort and it is done in the name of Allah, not only will we be fruitful here but in the hereafter as well.

Lets go for it dear brothers and sisters in Islam!

:D
Assalamualaikum.

Salaam ma'al hijrah


Tambahkan...

(+)kekuatan iman,
(+)amal ibadah,
(+)zikir dan selawat,
(+)semangat untuk mengejar ilmuNya,
(+)keikhlasan hati,
(+)keeratan & kemesraan sesama keluarga dan saudara seislam.

insyaAllah...

kullu 'aam wa antum bikhair. :)
Assalamualaikum.


Perlahankan Langkah

Assalamualaikum wr.

Abang Qur bagi satu teka teki tempoh hari.

Kenapa siput babi gerak perlahan?

Jawapannya...
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lah,fikirlah dulu...hehe.

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tak dapat juga?
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Hmm,yelah.
Jawapannya : sebab dia sibuk fikir,"aku ni sebenarnya siput atau babi ye?"
heh.
Tak faham? Tak mengapa... :)

Jawapan tu membuat Qur terfikir...
Siput pun boleh slow down untuk fikir...
Tapi kita kekadang, kalau ada soalan, kita akan kelam kabut. Kepala semua berserabut.
Sampaikan ada yang dah penat sangat fikir, dia terus melupakan soalan tersebut.

Ini bukan peperiksaan sekolah yang mempunyai batas waktu.
Apa salahnya luangkan sedikit masa untuk berfikir...
Ah? Sibuk dengan hal lain?
Tak jadi masalah... Ambil kertas, ambil pensel (atau pena) dan tuliskan soalan itu.
InsyaAllah kalau ada waktu kosong,fikirlah lagi.

Allah telah memberikan kita sebuah akal yang berfungsi untuk berfikir.
Mengapa rakyat muslim kita semakin mengundur?
Sebab kita tidak berfikir. Kalau berfikir pun, hanya tentang hal-hal duniawi..hal yang tidak penting...

"Mak masak apa hari ni eh..."
"Hmm..nak pakai baju apa eh hari ni..."
"Eh,dia senyum lah..ntah-ntah dia syok kat aku kot..." (-__-")
"Nak pergi shopping ke,nak pergi konsert eh..."
*sambil tengok cermin* "baju ni nampak gemuk tak?"

Kan?
Terutama sekali soalan yang pertama tu. Qur mengaku,Qur pun sama. :D
Tokoh-tokoh muslim waktu dahulu semuanya berjaya kerana mereka berfikir.
Ibnu Khaldun, Al-Ghazali, Ibn Taimiyyah, At-Tabrani ... (ramai lagi. Cuba cari sendiri.BERFIKIR! heh)

Kita pula hanya mendengar dan mengakur. Memanglah dalam ayat Quran telah dinyatakan supaya kita mendengar dan menta'ati... Tapi kita juga disuruh untuk berfikir.

Kadangkala kita tidak mahu mencuba pun untuk berfikir.
Contohnya, semasa bermain teka-teki. Seringkali kita ingin tahu jawapannya tanpa berfikir.
"Tak boleh nak fikir lah..." adalah alasan yang sering diberi.
Namun adakah kita benar-benar tidak boleh berfikir?Atau kita tidak mahu mencuba?

Akal telah dikurniakan namun kita tidak menggunakannya.
Jika Allah tiba-tiba mengambil kembali kurniaan ini,bagaimana?
Hah.

Maka oleh itu, marilah sama-sama kita berfikir.
Jadilah hambaNya yang berguna.
InsyaAllah, dengan berfikir perkara-perkara yang berguna, ia akan memanfaatkan kita semua di dunia ini dan juga di akhirat kelak insyaAllah.

Peringatan ini adalah untuk diri Qur yang malas untuk berfikir dan juga kepada sesiapa yang telah membaca enrty yang panjang berjela ni.
Semoga memanfaatkan.


Assalamualaikum.




BERFIKIR! :D

Are You Thinking What I'm Thinking?

بسم الله الرحمان الرحيم

Ah, midbreak.
A one week chance to spend time with family, friends, and the books.
Have 4 more papers after the break. Basic Academic Writing, Psychology, Religions in Malaysia and Critical Thinking.

Alhamdulillah the first 3 papers were..well..doable.
Contemporary Issues in the Muslim World, Intro to Islamic Revealed Knowledge and Computer.
Whatever results i'll achieve, i can fairly say i deserve it.

I also have assignments to do. :D
My topic: Muslim Minorities in Singapore. *wriggle eyebrows*
Went to the library this morning.And it was also my first time going to the photocopy section and ACTUALLY using the machines. heh. Excited. Had to sacrifice $10 for the cashcard though..
But its ok. :)

Saw a book about Wahabi somewhere in the Reference section.
Was kinda surprised actually... Wahabi. Some say it existed and still does. Others opine that it has stopped. They say that all news about Wahabis now are mere propagandas.
As for me,all I can say now is- والله أعلم
Heh.

What IS Wahabi actually?
Is it a sect or a movement?
Or do those words mean the same thing?

Why am I asking so many questions?
Because I'm curious.
But why do u want to know so much?
I dunno... i guess its due to learning critical thinking and all at school..
You know curiosity kills the cat?
Well im not a cat am I? Besides, why does it kill? I just want to know the answers. Is that wrong?Doesn't Islam teaches us to seek knowledge?
Well,yeah... But isn't asking too many questions harmful?
Hah. Now where did u get THAT idea?
Well, im not sure for most cases but questions pertaining to religion mustn't be asked too much.
You mean like what I learn in Critical Thinking class?
*shrugs* probably.
What about Ilmu Kalam?
I don't know much about Ilmu Kalam....
What's your dalil?

Narrated Al-Mughira:

"... And Allah has disliked that
(A) you talk too much about others
(B), ask too many questions (in religion), or
(C) waste your property."

Hadith, Sahih Bukhari.


(Ah,monologues...)
But really. In classes, especially my Critical Thinking class, a lot of questions pertaining to Islam is being raised. Im not much of a critical thinker so some of those questions never really passed through my head. Even if they do, i'd merely ignore it.

You know sometimes, when you're alone and you have this sudden thought about Allah?
You'll ask yourself questions like:-
"Why does Allah create us?"
"Why does He need us?"
"How sure are we that Islam is the correct religion?Every other religions think that theirs are the right one as well..."

Or anything as such.
If you've been through this, then beware. These are Syaitan's works. They're playing with our faith,our Iman. If any of these questions ever pass you head, say Astarghfirullah and the syahadah.

So,really...
What are the limitations of questioning about religion?
Hmm... *urut janggut*

What do you think?


Assalamualaikum wr.

Dimulakan dengan...?

Kita sibuk mencari kesalahan orang,
kesalahan sendiri sering dilupakan.

Kita sibuk menyuruh orang berubah,
diri kita pun banyak kekurangan.

Kita sibuk menjaga tepi kain orang,
masalah kita sendiri belum tentu selesai.

Kita sibuk membetulkan orang,
diri kita sendiri pun entah ke mana hala tujunya.

Mulakan semuanya dengan diri sendiri.
Sesungguhnya yang baik itu datangnya dari Allah dan yang lemah itu dari kesilapan,kelalaian dan kelemahan kita sendiri.

Wallahua'lam.
Assalamualaikum.

Random updates

Assalamualaikum wr. :)

I am so ashamed of this blog. Sangat berhabuk dan berkulat. :D
Jazakallah khairan to the taggers especially sis Fathanah.. sorry i deleted that post about guitars.
I didn't notice your reply on the tagboard. heh. Baarakallahu fiik. :)

I have no ideas yet on what to update on this blog..nothing beneficial...
So i'll just do a quick update insyaAllah.
This week is all about assignments,quizzes and due dates.
So much to do,so little time...
Ah,whoever made that statement must have problems with proper time management.

That's the key to finishing your work on time. Time management.
It would also help if we could multi-task and prioritize our works.
InsyaAllah,i've tried and it worked for me.
Yes,it'll be hard.Tiring.You have to sacrifice a bit of energy and all...
You'll get the panda eyes and the zombie-walk too.
But remember, Inna ma'al 'usri yusraa. ;)

That's this week.
This weekend i'll have to do some major hardcore revision (chewah) because our mid-term exam starts next week.

Reminder: If any of you guys see me online on Facebook or YM, tell me to go study please.:D


Next 2 weeks is our mid break insyaAllah..one week holiday...
Then its another week of mid-term exams.

That's all i know of at the moment.
Make doa for me insyaAllah. :D
Jazakallah khairan kathiran.

If you want Allah to remember you in times of hardship,remember Him in times of ease.


Assalamualaikum.