What Is Islam?

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Monday, November 29, 2010

Sunday, November 28, 2010

AQ Reading (8:27,29-30) ~~


Salam and greetings to all,

Let's do some AQ reading for today.

Surah Al-Anfal -->

27. O you who believe! Do not be unfaithful to Allah and His Messenger, nor betray your trusts(amanah-duties upon you) while you know(of its wrong).

29. O you who believe! If you are careful of (your duty to) and fear Allah, He will grant you a distinction(between right and wrong) and will rid you of your evil thoughts and deeds, and will forgive you; and Allah is of infinite bounty.

30. And when those disbelievers devise plans against you that they might confine you or slay you or drive you away; they plot, but Allah too plots; and Allah is the best of Plotters(planners).



Saturday, November 27, 2010






ISLAM -- truly magical & miraculous~


Salam to everyone and thanks for your precious time to read my average blog,

In today’s battlefield of my blog, I would like to share the feelings poured out by a fellow revert, Abdulmalik Clare(known as Jerome Clare). I’m also taking this opportunity to thank my fellow akhwah for sharing about this with me. May Allah bless him for his good deeds.

Message à        The dunia is a prison for the believer and a paradise for disbeliever. We’re taught to be patient and steadfast and have takwa for Allah, that you might be successful like there’s no end… and Allah S.W.T. said, “say to my servants: Do not despair the mercy of Allah, Allah forgives all sins.” We’re taught these things in the Qur’an. We’re taught them in the sunnah, and we’re taught ‘em by the companions of Prophet Muhammad(peace be upon him).  So there’s no end to the encouragement that we’ve been given, there’s no end to it and especially looking at who’s giving you the encouragement? subhanAllah..it’s not just some random people; people get twisted when we think that the AQ is just a book where we read it in a nice voice and we recite it in Ramadhan; however, it’s the kalamullah of Allah, literal speech of Allah. Hence, who better to encourage you than Allah S.W.T. right? Anything you know like being blind, whether you’re in a wheelchair, poverty, whatever your issues happen to be; who’s better at encouragement than Allah? I mean, we can remind you but the source is Allah Taala. Reminders benefit only the believers.

THOSE WHO BELIEVE AND DO RIGHTEOUSNESS, ALLAH PROMISE THOSE PEOPLE PARADISE AND GARDENS UNDER WHICH RIVERS FLOW. THAT IS THE TREMENDOUS VICTORY! There is no victory besides that victory. How it looks doesn’t matter, who cares that people may see them as being defeated, they weren’t defeated, it only looks that way.  No one in Jannah is defeated~ Absolutely nobody~!

Do YOU want to be promised paradise as well? Then, what do you think YOU have to do? Simple as ABC, 2 things à OBEY ALLAH & OBEY HIS MESSENGER~~!!

P/S: Coming from a person who found Islam with His Hidayah (Guidance & Light)~ What mualafs get/feel from/about ISLAM is truly magical & miraculous~

Closure prayer/recital: Allah is He, than whom there is no other God – Who knows all things; both secret and open; Allah Most Gracious, Most Merciful //Allah is He, than whom there is no other God – the Sovereign, the Holy One, the Source of Peace and Perfection, the Guardian of Faith//The Preserver of Safety, the Exalted in Might, the Irresistible, the Supreme: GLORY TO ALLAH~!! (High is He) above the partners they attribute to Him.



Thursday, November 25, 2010

If you love Him~~


Salam alaik and greetings to all,

"If you love Allah, follow me; then Allah will love you & forgive your sins. Remember, Allah is Most Forgiving & Most Merciful," said Prophet Muhammad (peace be upon him)

When you look at everything from your Lord,Who created everything,Who befalls tests,that angers your heart and sometimes even excruciating pain,that causes your entire desires to be not within your reach,plus making your life more difficult with hardships,THEN, it's for certain that your heart will be at peace;cos for sure His destinies are not for nothing.

It's not that He doesn't know of your life's 
your disturbed(not at peace) heart; 
because HE KNOWS,
hearts like these are the ones that are highly prone and easier to be intimate(akrab) and close(dekat) to Him. 




Tuesday, November 23, 2010


Salam alaik and greetings to all readers!

If you so happen to be in Canada, well this post would surely appeal to you~! ^_^

I would just like to let you guys know that there's a "Winter Gathering" event organised by MASAT (Malaysian Students' Association of UofT) and it will be held in Toronto, Ontario, Canada. and the awesome thing bout this gathering is that it's taking place right after your (referring to Canadian U students) exam fever~!! WOW! What a great way to get away from all that stress eh? *winks* it's on the 27th and 28th December 2010 by the way. =)

For more information, just click on me~! =D

Registration fees is only $10~ You can expect loads and loads of fun and beneficial stuff planned out for this MASAT's event of the year~! **excited!!**

Pergi, jangan tak pergi, nanti rugi aje~ ^^ 

oh and not to forget, right before this event, RIS (Reviving the Islamic Spirit's Convention) will also be held in TORONTO~!! THIS IS DEFINITELY A MUST FOR THOSE WHO ARE IN CANADA~! God has helped to bring such a wonderful event so close to you, what else are you waiting for?!! 

For more details on RIS event, please click on moi ~! =D

Let's all grow closer together for the sake of Allah~ Salam ukhuwah~! 



Monday, November 22, 2010

Daily AQ Reading (Book/Chapter 7. Al-A'raf)~~


Salam alaik and greetings to all readers,

Just to share a few verses from the AQ. By reading this post, you’ve done yourself a great deed i.e. “reading” the AQ since these are the interpretations/translation of the words of God. Awesome right?! =)

Here goes:

7:42-43 à but for those who believe and work righteousness (good deeds), no burden do We place on any soul but of which it can bear, - such are the rightful inhabitants of the Heaven, therein to dwell(forever). And We shall remove any lurking sense of injury or whatever rancor and vengeance from their hearts. Rivers flow beneath them and they shall say: “Praise be to God, who has guided us to this felicity. We could never have found true guidance had it not been for the guidance of Allah. Verily, the Messengers of our Lord did bring the truth to us.” Then, it is cried to them – “Behold the Heaven before you! You inherit it for the goodness you have worked and done previously!”

7:45 à Those who would hinder men from the path of Allah and wishes them to go astray, -- they are the disbelievers of the Hereafter and also who denies the Hereafter!

7:51-52 à and those who took their religion as mere amusement and play (as a casual lifestyle/fashion kind of thing – like taking religion for a sport and pastime), and were deceived by the life of the world, -- hence, on the day of Judgment (Kiamat), We shall forget them as how they forgot the meeting of this Day and as they used to deny (reject) Our signs (words of God) that We had certainly sent to them - a Book based on knowledge in which We explained in detail, - a guide and a mercy to all believers.

Alright, that’s it for today before I continue to go on writing anymore. I don’t want to bore my readers with lengthy posts as I know how busy everyone is these days. However, just a piece of advice; no matter how occupied you are, remember Him. Always remember and MAKE TIME FOR HIM as HE MAKES TIME FOR THOSE WHO MADE TIME FOR HIM! And vice versa.

aseef jiddan if I had made any wrong choices of words (please correct me if there’s something utterly wrong. I admit I’m an amateur in Islamic knowledge)



Sunday, November 21, 2010

Why Islam? Why should I be a Muslim?




Assalamu alaykum and greetings to all. 

(NOTE: I hope many of you will take the time to read this post fully as it is very mind awakening~! it also makes you become more aware of the simple aspects that we tend to neglect and forget~! this is also the post that took me the longest time to write. I spent at least 5 whole hours writing it while referencing a video from theDeenShow site. So, I really hope that many ppl will benefit from this because that is my ULTIMATE PURPOSE & REASON for writing this post here)

Today, I would like to share with EVERYONE (of any race, religion, gender, colour, etc.) something that's indeed going to touch your heart deep down~!!! Trust me! Well, at least I know very well that it moved my heart in the most piercing and poignant way.

Here's a list (probably many are thinking the same thing) written by a non-believer (a non-Muslim) to Eddie of theDEENshow -->>

  1. I don't like to be religious because it makes me depressed. I would not be able to live your life, it's boring. Living Islam is boring.
  2. What do you do for fun? Everything is forbidden in Islam. You can't date, you can't meet your soul mate. C'mon, you can't go clubbing. You can't have occasional drinks, you can't have sex if you feel like it. You can't get down when you want to. That's boring life Eddie. 
  3. Women in your religion cover from head to toe; there's no freedom at all but men can have more wives as far as I know. This is ridiculous man, it's the best not to follow any religion. I feel sorry for the Muslim females. Men can have more wives and they put the women down.
  4. Like I said, I really love my life and the things I'm enjoying right now. After we all die, we go to heaven anyway.
Eddie: This is something that an average person thinks of the Islam religion. 

Nouman Ali Khan's response::

The fundamental problem of this email isn't one of not being convinced of Islam. The problem is that this person is looking at Islam from the point of view of how is it going to serve me? But the very fundamental question in Islam is HOW DO I SERVE GOD? and once you come into that submission, you are showered by all sorts of benefits and favours that you couldn't even have imagined. The ULTIMATE one of which is PEACE WITHIN YOURSELF!

There's a great scholar of Islam that once mentioned: there are 2 fundamental obstacles that come in the way of people that want to reach the truth i.e. DOUBTS & DESIRES. Some people are not sure if this is the truth, and if they became sure, they would follow it. Other people, even if they were made sure that it's true, that still wouldn't be enough for them to follow it because THEY ARE TOO ADDICTED to their own desires (the nightclub, drinking, etc.). Your major issue and main problem is HAVING TO GIVE UP WHAT YOU LOVE; one's own desires and inclinations. Now the thing is, religion, in our times is almost looked like a casual lifestyle, fashionable kinda thing. And the idea behind it is, I'm going to do it, basically to find some entertainment for myself. So now, the first fundamental question or concern we have for such a person is: You haven't sorted out why you're put on this Earth. It is a reality of a human being that he/she is here to eat, drink, sleep, have sex, have fun and die. Is that the purpose of your life? And if that is the purpose of your life,and there is nothing coming, I mean you're saying there's a heaven afterwards; so everybody goes to heaven no matter what they do? What kind of God would it be that would let just any of this people to get away with their crimes? The thing is, however bad deed is committed, you would not think it's bad because your mind thinks in a way where you'd say, "No, this is not too bad. There are people far worse than I am. So, I shouldn't be worried." So, without knowing, you've become the judge of what's right and what's wrong. What Muslims are arguing, with all sincerity and humility; is that you and I are not in a position to decide even what is good or harmful for our own selves. And you saying confidently, that you want to have fun i.e. doing whatever you want(turning this life into a life of pleasure for yourself), to you is heaven right?  and then you argue, I'm gonna party here and when I die, there's more coming. THIS SHOWS THAT YOU'VE DECIDED TO MAKE A PAST JUDGEMENT ON SOMETHING YOU HAVE NO KNOWLEDGE OF. You never know when you will be stripped off your life, but many ppl die before they get to live their life the way they had planned. And so, your false hopes and false aspirations; you think these things are going to bring you happiness? You know why you keep going back to the club? and you keep keep going back to these desires? It's because YOU NEVER FIND SATISFACTION. You're never satisfied. You're never going to be fulfilled, never gonna be content. What we are offering in Islam, what we have found in Islam for ourselves is the means by which our hearts are at peace, they're at rest, they're not discontent, we are pleased with what we have; and I promise you, one of the most beautiful things in Islam is finding your soul mate. That's one of the most beautiful gifts in Islam. 

You said earlier that one of the things is that you can't meet your soul mate. You see, what is a soul mate? It's not just about physical desires, physical pleasures; I'm sure you and other people you know have had the experience of "thinking" they found their soul mate, getting used, getting abused and getting manipulated like some kind of toy, and then being thrown off/left. and when this happens to someone who has been disregarded and used, you lose respect for yourself and you lose respect for others as well. So, the next time around, you're going to do it to someone else and not going to feel so bad about it either: because you've lost a bit of your humanity every single time. WHAT ISLAM IS SAYNG IS SO POWERFUL, WE TREAT OUR WOMEN WITH THE UTMOST RESPECT. Our Messenger, Rasullulah SAW said: "the best of you are the ones who are best to their spouses." So, he teaches us to be most merciful, kind and lenient towards our spouses. This is ONE OF THE MOST PRICED RESPONSIBILITIES or one of the highest responsibilities a man has in this life, as a Muslim, IS TAKING CARE OF HIS WIFE.It is one of the things he's going to be interrogated about in front of Allah (how did you take care of her, did u protect her, did u teach her, did u honor her, etc.) These are the things that a Muslim man are supposed to take very very seriously. but the bottom line isn't even this issue, the bottom line is: FORGET MEN ! This religion is not about men vs women. That's not the issue. The issue is: You & your LORD, you & your Provider, He gave you all of these things to enjoy and His asking you: You can be deluded by these things, you could adrift by these things, OR YOU CAN HAVE ETERNAL PLEASURE, ETERNAL LIFE. A pleasure far beyond what these few things that you're obsessed with can ever help you with. You know you're gonna get drunk, you're gonna throw up and you're gonna have a hangover, you're going to go to the club, you're gonna wake up somewhere, you don't even know what happened to you the night before. You're gonna do these things thinking they're going to bring you pleasure; and it's going to end up causing you, if it hasn't already, cause you a lot of pain. You think you're happy, YOU'RE KIDDING YOURSELF. 

Why do people love alcohol so much? Here's my personal take on it. It may or may not be true, but it's as an escape from reality. Why do ppl get into drugs? It's an escape from reality too. Your life is so bad, you got so many problems, you got nothing to look forward to in your life, the only thing that you have to look forward to is that time, where you will jump around like a wild animal, drink something to lose touch with your problems, your reality on purpose. So, from weekend to weekend, you're just looking to get high or get away from this world and reality around you.You don't want to take responsibility for why you're put on this Earth. That's what it is, you're trying to escape from the reality.

Even if you're trying to find pleasure, physical pleasure or monetary benefits; you know, ppl who run after money their entire life, they're still not happy, they still don't find happiness. They will buy something that they thought they'd love, and after a couple of months having that something, they will find somebody else having a nicer something than theirs then they say: "oh man, I don't have that and there's void in their heart." IT'S NEVER GOING TO BE FULFILLED. Your greed, your lust, it's never gonna be fulfilled. FAITH, REAL FAITH, TRUE FAITH on the other hand, OFFERS SOMETHING that nothing else can offer: IT CAN FILL YOUR HEART WITH CONTENTMENT~! That's what we're offering, so, you have to fight your desires, you have to for a moment, maybe for a day, for a week we ask you to just to put your desires aside, just put them aside for a while, and JUST DEEPLY REFLECT ON THE TRUTH, reflect on your real purpose in life; and see if that can push you in a different direction. There are many people like you who did this, and many found the truth and they're now at more ease and peace than they were ever before. Why do you think a young Muslim man, a young Muslim woman, good looking, healthy, smart, making good money, etc. is not going to go to the club? He has all the power to. What's stopping him? What is so powerful that it's not tempting him like it tempts you?! Why is it that he's able to fight that? He's got something that is so powerful that nobody else can see and we wanna share that treasure, that's what we want YOU to EXPERIENCE~!! 

(now the covering from head to toe response):
And it's really, that a lot of times, our sisters don't realise that in humanity, is that they're actually being used. THey think they're dressing how they want, but you don't want that, you just want to dress in a way that's appealing to the desires of men. That's what they(men) want, NOT what you want. They want it more than you do, they want you to dress half naked . and so the thing about hijab and covering and modesty; first and foremost, it's a commandment in Islam. But just to speak about clothing a little bit. In Islam, there are 3 purposes of clothings: PROTECTION, BEAUTIFICATION, & MODESTY. But the priority is different. In Islam, the priority first is MODESTY: You have to have decency. you shouldn't be objectified. 2nd is of course protection from the weather and together with beautification. There's nothing wrong with wearing nice clothes, so long as you're guarding your modesty. However, what happens in a non Muslim culture, is that a lot of times ppl don't care about modesty, at all they don't even care about protecting themselves from the weather(you see ppl dressing skimpily even in the freezing cold during winter), what are they concerned about? What THEY THINK is beautification. And when we say modesty, it's an aspect of humility. And why does a Muslim have to have humility? Because they've acknowledged that they're not in charge of their life. There's a higher power(God). Therefore, even in their speech, even in their daily life, they spend their time and their clothing; clothing is just one manifestation of humility but we argue that humility is something that has to be a part of your speech, your demeanour, your mannerisms, the way you speak to ppl, the way you deal with your family, the way you deal with your Lord, THERE HAS TO BE HUMILITY ALL AROUND. and one of those aspects is humility in clothing. 

(misconception on Islam as a man-made religion):
Just because there are religions that are man-made, all the religions are judged as man-made. That's not a fair assessment. Just like we don't judge people in that way like you don't meet 2 ppl from a certain race and then past judgment on the entire race. you don't meet 2 ppl of that gender, and then pass judgment on the entire gender. Same thing with religion, you come across a certain religion and you're not satisfied with it, you didn't find it convincing; it's not fair for you to just brush off all other religions. (That's just an oversimplification and intellectual laziness on your part). "So, I kinda tried out a religion and tried to submit to my Creator but then I didn't find something satisfying, so I'm just going go back to my old distractions." But let me give you an analogy: you're only going to dig into something, spend your time and effort in something when YOU think it's worth it~~Like if I asked you to dig a hole into the ground for 5 dollars, you wouldn't do it. But if I say, dig 10 feet and I'll give you $20,000, you'll start shoveling~! So, YOU ONLY PUT TIME AND EFFORT INTO SOMETHING THAT YOU THINK IS WORTH IT~~ hence, if YOU THINK THE TRUTH & FINDING THE PURPOSE IN YOUR LIFE IS WORTH IT, you'll dig and not find, you'll dig and not find, and you'll dig until you find it; u're gonna keep on digging. But this attitude of "Oh, generally, without even any incurring, without even caring to look into the matter, you just say, "Oh, you know, I don't have to look into it, I already know that it's all man-made, we're all gonna go to heaven, well, the idea of heaven comes from religion anyway, so where'd u get that idea? **lol**

But the problem is, maybe deep inside you, you're scared that if you find the truth, it's going to ask you to change yourself, and you don't want to change yourself.Allah said in the Qur'an, "No, to the human being who wants to continue to disobey and explore in his disobedience that is in front of him"

SO, you just need to be sincere with yourself and ask yourself, what is the purpose of your life and many ppl have found the truth and accepted Islam but there are also ppl who just past by these responses and said "No, my desires, my temptations, my seductions are just too powerful for me; I'm going to stay in this mess."


(sense of URGENCY):
So, we have to have a sense of urgency to finding our purpose because once that clock stops ticking, and we leave this Earth, then like one of the companions of the Prophet said, "people are sleeping and when they die, is when they wake up." That's when their eyes open and so we ask that you wake up before you go into the grave, where everybody else think you've been put to sleep, the reality will be, you've actually been woken up at that time. and we don't wish that upon you, we don't wish that you wake up at that point, we wish upon you, that you wake up now, to think and reflect on the purpose and reality now. And it's not fair to your Creator or an analogy:  You go to your boss and he told you and gave you a list of responsibilities, you neglected it and now you want to get paid at the end. That doesn't make sense~~!!! 




Saturday, November 20, 2010


Whatever fate that befalls human beings only happens through the will and decree of Allah SWT; and whatever befalls a person could not have been avoided, as well as whatever that doesn't happen could not have been made to happen. This brings me to say that a person doesn't really have a choice in this life but to strive towards the right path and to do good deeds such as acts of worshipping Allah. To put it simply, one should put all his trust in Allah SWT by whatever means, submitting to His will, and believing that he is always in need of Allah's continuous help, guidance and support.

As the phrase goes: 
"Islam should not revolve around your life, your life should revolve around Islam."

Wednesday, November 17, 2010

A Story for All ~!


Salam to all, here is a short story ana would like to share with everyone. It is VERY TOUCHING and indeed very true~! mashAllah, we should always remember to love and care for our elderly as they are our pillars of life~!!

Pencil: I'm sorry....
Eraser: For what? You didn't do anything wrong.
Pencil: I'm sorry cos you get hurt bcos of me. Whenever I made a mistake, you're always there to erase it. But as you make my mistakes vanish, you lose a part of yourself. You get smaller and smaller each time.
Eraser: That's true. But I don't really mind. You see, I was made to do this. I was made to help you whenever you do something wrong. Even though one day, I know I'll be gone and you'll replace me with a new one, I'm actually happy with my job. So please, stop worrying. I hate seeing you sad. :)
I found this conversation between the pencil and the eraser very inspirational. Parents are like the eraser whereas their children are the pencil. They're always there for their children, cleaning up their mistakes. Sometimes along the way... they get hurt, and become smaller (older, and eventually pass on). Though their children will eventually find someone new (spouse), but parents are still happy with what they do for their children, and will always hate seeing their precious ones worrying, or sad. 

This is for all parents out there..... I love you both papa & mummy~!! I hope Allah will soften and open up your hearts so that one day I will be able to tell you both a wonderful truth about me. =) iAllah!


Sunday, November 14, 2010

How's your iman?~

Further explanation >>>

1. Kesempurnaan iman seseorang itu adalah dinilai dari segi akhlaknya yang mulia.

2. Para suami dituntut oleh Islam supaya berlaku adil dan baik terhadap isteri serta bijaksana dalam mengendalikan urusan rumahtangga.

3. Asas keluarga bahagia adalah membentuk keluarga dengan sifat takwa dan mempunyai ilmu pengetahuan dunia dan akhirat. 



to cut off bonds with your brothers/sisters is a big sin~


Once you have established a friendship (tali silaturahim) with a fellow Muslim, you're forbidden to leave him/her. You're supposed to keep that bond because this is what He encourages His slaves to do. Thus, it is a sin to end any bonds with your friends. The following is a more detailed para on this topic. 

Hadith :
Rasulullah SAW: "Sesiapa yang ingin diluaskan rezekinya, dipanjangkan umurnya, maka hendaklah ia memanjangkan silaturrahim" (Hadis Riwayat Al-Bukhari)
i) Silaturahim bermaksud menyambungkan tali persaudaraan atau kasih sayang, mengeratkan kembali rasa kecintaan serta menjaga keutuhan persaudaraan yang telah terbina terhadap saudara, kerabat, teman dan sebagainya.
ii) Membina dan mengeratkan silaturahim adalah merupakan satu tugas dan tuntutan yang wajib di sisi Islam di mana Rasulullah s.a.w amat membenci golongan yang suka memutuskan hubungan persaudaraan sesama manusia sebagaimana sabda baginda yang maksudnya:" Tidak halal bagi seorang muslim menjauhi (memutuskan) hubungan dengan saudaranya melebihi tiga hari."
iii) Mewujudkan silaturrahim bukan sekadar membawa maksud menyambung kembali ikatan persaudaraan yang telah retak atau memulihkan semula ketegangan dalam perhubungan malah ia membawa erti yang lebih luas lagi iaitu membina kemesraan dan keakraban dengan sesiapa sahaja menerusi sifat saling membantu, bertolak ansur dan sebagainya.
iv) Biasanya punca permasalahan dan gejala keretakan persaudaraan didahului dengan pertengkaran dan saling menjauhkan diri. Maka adalah menjadi kewajipan bagi seorang muslim yang lain mengajak saudaranya yang bertelagah itu ke jalan perdamaian sama ada dengan cara mendatangi, menyapa atau memberi salam serta diikuti dengan ucapan meminta maaf.
v) Seseorang yang sedang berada dalam suasana tegang (perselisihan faham) hendaklah membanyakkan sabar dan bersikap terbuka serta mengalah untuk meminta maaf atau memaafkan orang lain. Jangan bersikap sombong dan angkuh serta menganggap diri sentiasa benar atau betul kerana inilah punca terjadinya keretakan hubungan yang berterusan. Sesungguhnya dosa sesama insan hanya boleh dimaafkan oleh manusia itu sendiri dan bukanlah boleh diampunkan oleh Allah SWT.



9th day of Dhul-Hijjah AKA Yaum al-Arafat~~

Bismillahirrahman- irrahim.

Ana just found out about the goodness of fasting on the 9th day of the month of hajj aka zul hijja/dhul-hijjah. It is mentioned that fasting on this particular day expiates 2 years worth of sins; the previous and the coming year. =) Hence, this fasting is mustahabb (recommended in arabic) for us who are not performing pilgrimage in Makkah; and for those who are on hajj are not encouraged/forbaded to fast on this day because the prophet (peace be upon him) did not practice fasting on the day of Arafat during pilgrimage.

and the following is a copy paste from http://www.islaam.net which ana would like to share with all brothers and sisters >>>

The month of Dhul-Hijjah is a season of worship, and seasons of worship bring along blessings, benefits and opportunities to correct one's faith and make up for shortcoming. Every one of these special opportunities involves some kind of worship, which brings the slave closer to his Lord. And Allâh bestows His blessings and Favours on whom He wills. The fortunate person is he who makes good use of these special months, days, and hours, while worshiping Allâh. He is most likely to be touched by the blessings of Allâh. [Ibn Rajab, al-Latâ'if pp. 8]

The first ten days of Dhul-Hijjah are marked blessed for both, the pilgrims and the non-pilgrims. Rewards of good deeds are multiplied in these days. Imâm Ibn Qayyim (rahimahullah) (d. 751H) said:

“Indeed, its days are the most excellent of all the days with Allâh. It has been confirmed in Sahîh al-Bukharî from Ibn Abbas (radhi Allâhu anhu) that the Messenger of Allâh (sallAllâhu alaihi wa-sallam) said:

“No deed are more virtuous than deeds on these days.” 

The companions asked: 'Not even Jihad (fighting in Allâh's Cause)?' He (sallAllâhu alaihi wa-sallam) replied:

“Not even Jihad for the sake of Allâh, unless a man goes out risking himself and his wealth for the sake of Allâh, and does not come back with anything.” 

[Sahîh al-Bukharî vol: 2, no: 457]

And it is these ten days, of which Allâh takes an oath saying:

“By the dawn; by the ten nights. [Sûrah al-Fajr (89): 1-2]

This is why it is recommended to increase in making Takbîr, Tahlil and Tamhid during these days.” [Zâd al-Ma'âd vol: 1, pp: 56]

Yaum al-Arafat:

The 9th day of Dhul-Hijjah is the day of Arafat. It is this day when the pilgrims gather on the mountain plain of Arafat, praying and supplicating to their Lord. The day of Arafat holds great importance in Islam since this is the Day when Allâh completed his revelation on His Messenger, Prophet Muhammad (peace be upon him).



Saturday, November 13, 2010

How to always be on time? Here are some useful tips~~

1. The first step is acceptance. Admit you have a problem and enlist help.
2. Surround yourself with clocks (not just the one on your cell phone).
3. Bring something to read or occupy you, so if you arrive early, you don’t feel like you’re “wasting time.”
4. Give yourself a handicap. If you’re a bad estimator, double the time you think it will take to get there.
5. If you’ve never been where you’re going, look up directions beforehand (not at the time you’re supposed to be walking out the door).
6. Before you accept invitations for engagements, ask yourself if you really can, or want to, attend. If you’re hesitant, perhaps it’s better to politely decline than rudely arrive late.
7. Don’t try to do too much. Keep a detailed schedule and don’t be distracted by tasks not on it.
8. Fine yourself a dollar (to your piggy bank) for every minute you’re late.
9. Hypnosis. Hey, it can’t hurt, right?
And for those of you who always arrive on the dot (well done), but are frustrated by your unfashionably late friends and colleagues, try these tips:
1. Calmly let the person know you’re irritated.
2. Impose some kind of consequence, playfully at first. For example, if your friend is late for a coffee date, she buys.
3. Give her a taste of her own medicine. On your next meeting, show up as late as she was the last time.
Time is not money for everyone, but it is a resource. If you waste someone’s, they can’t get it back. Punctuality is about consideration, and it’s something I’m working on. I’ll keep you posted, but now I’ve gotta run. I’m late. (divine caroline 2006-2009)

Saturday, November 6, 2010



O' Allah, You are my guidance and my Light at the end of the darkest night. Please give me the strength to go through all the lies and betrayal people have put upon me. For You are the Judge to whatever that takes place in this world. 
I will leave my life in Your Hands of Mercy. I believe in You O' Allah and I know You have Your own reasons for whatever that happens to me. Like You said:

Once upon a time, there's a story: Once there was a man who asked God for flower and a butterfly.But instead God gave him a cactus and a caterpillar.The man was sad and didn't understand why his request was mistaken.Then he thought...Oh well, God has too many people to care for and decided not to question.After sometime, the man went to check up on his request that he had left forgotten.To his surprise, from a thorny and ugly cactus,a beautiful flower has grown.And the unsightly caterpillar has transformed into the most beautiful butterfly. 
God always does things RIGHT! His ways is always the BEST way, even when it seems wrong to us. If you ask God for something and receive another, you just gotta TRUST. You can be assured that He will always give you what you need at the appropriate time. Sometimes, what you want is not what you always/actually need.God NEVER fails to grant our petitions. So keep on going for Him without doubting and murmuring. 



Friday, November 5, 2010

It has been A YEAR~!

Note: I don't normally share personal matters/issues here but I suppose this can be an exception? For it is such a great joy for me~~ :-)


Salam alayk dear readers,

I just realised that it has been a year since I accepted and embraced Islam~!! Wow! That was quick! It definitely didn't feel like a year! I guess this probably shows that Islam has been a joy in my life. I am ever so grateful and happy to have found Islam; all praise and thanks to Allah Taala. If He hadn't shown me The Light (hidayah), The Guidance, or The Way, I wouldn't have become the person I am today! Allahu akbar~! and Praise be to Allah~! Without His Light and Kindness towards me, it's not a guarantee that I would be able to find and fall in love with Islam! (Frankly, I despise Islam before I learnt what it is which is THE ULTIMATE TRUTH!) 

I will never forget the day I embraced Islam, the day I automatically became connected to all my fellow brothers and sisters as we all have one thing in common, to constantly praise our One and Only Beloved Allah~!! Allahu akbar! Allahu akbar!! (God is Greatest!)

October 15th 2009 - the day I said the syahadah will be etched in my memory forever so I can tell my humble, average story to my grandkids when I'm old and fat, perhaps sitting in a rattan rocking chair? LOL =D

Ma'asalama wa ila liqa'. May Allah bless all of you and let's all pray that more and more people will discover the wonders of Islam as time progresses. Amin.



Imam Nawawi~

Berkata Imam Nawawi: 

"Aku menyintaimu kerana agama yang ada padamu, jika kau hilangkan agama dlm dirimu, hilanglah cintaku padamu" 

DisakitkanNya kita sekejap tapi cepat-cepat disembuhkan semula kerana cintaNya, 
disusahkan sedikit agar insaf, 
namun segera disenangkan semula. 
Itulah belaianNya. 
Dimarahkan juga kadang-kadang kerana sayang,
namun tidak lama kerana kasihNya. 
Dipohon-pohon kepadaNya, 
untuk meminta itu dan ini,
Tuhan amat melayani hambaNya, 
tapi si hamba tidak peduli langsung!
Riwayat Imam Nawawi…