What Is Islam?

ISLAM IN ARABIC MEANS "ENTERING GOD'S PEACE"//SUBMISSION AND OBEDIENCE TO ALLAH, HAVING SINCERE FAITH IN HIM, & LIVING LIFE AS WILLED BY ALLAH =)
Any good points found in this blog comes from Allah SWT, all praise to Him. Any mistakes/inaccurate information in this blog is purely due to myself. Hence, please correct and forgive me.

Sunday, December 18, 2011

Hanging by the edge - do I let go or do I hold on strong?


can one feel my sorrow--?
Bismillah.

What kind of life am I leading here, in this dunya? This dunya which is temporary, where everything has been written and predetermined?

God, please don't let me be. I need Your support. Lately, things have become harder and tougher. Life, that is. I feel like sighing, but I know You don't like servants who sigh as that indicates ungratefulness. So I'm trying my best to brace myself; make myself stronger, but without You, where can I find the strength? Where can I find the fuel to recharge my confidence and energy? Oh Lord, there is just this much that I can take. I know I've been pretty well despite taking in a lot from You these past years,.. but I'm still a normal girl after all. There is just this much that I can take,.. just this much. This much. Before I break. Sooner or later,..

...~

I'm losing so much by the day. Oh so pain. Get me a gun please, to end this atrocity, once and for all

Saturday, December 17, 2011

Always go back to Him. Always.

Bismillahirrahmanirrahim

Prophet (SAW)'s Prayers
When in any difficulty
Recite:
اللَّهُمَّ رَحْمَتَكَ أَرْجُو فَلَا تَكِلْنِي إِلَى نَفْسِي طَرْفَةَ عَيْنٍ وَأَصْلِحْ شَأْنِي كُلَّهُ لَا إِلَهَ إِلَّا أَنْتَ
"O Allah, I hope for Your mercy, do not leave me for even the duration of an eye blink (duration) and correct my total condition. Besides You there is none worthy of worship".

(Hisnul Hasin)
Alternate dua
حَسْبُنَا اللَّهُ وَنِعْمَ الْوَكِيلُ
"Allah is sufficient for us and He is the Best Guardian".

(Quran, Surah Al-Imraan)
Alternatively recite
اللَّهُ اللَّهُ رَبِّي لَا أُشْرِكُ بِهِ شَيْئَاً
"Allah is my Lord, I do not ascribe anything unto Him".

(Hisnul Hasin from Abu Dawood)
or recite
يَا حَيُّ يَا قَيُّومُ بِرَحْمَتِكَ أَسْتَغِيثُ
"O Alive and everlasting One, I beseech You by Your mercy".

(Mustadrak Hakim)
لَا إِلَهَ إِلَّا أَنْتَ سُبْحَانَكَ إِنِّي كُنْتُ مِنَ الظَّالِمِينَ
"O Allah, there is none worthy of worship besides You. You are Pure, definitely I have oppressed my soul by sinning".
The Qur'an states that these words were recited when Yunus (A.S.) called upon Allah from the belly of the fish. Prophet Mohammad (S.A.W.) stated in a hadith that when any Muslim makes this dua via these words to Allah, then Allah surely accepts his duas.

(Tirmidhi etc)
It is stated in a hadith that
لَا حَوْلَ وَلَا قُوَّةَ إِلَّا بِاللَّهِ
is the medicine for 99 ailments, the least of which is depression.

(Baihaqi in Dawatul Kubra)
It means that these words are so beneficial and useful that big/great grievances, depression and sorrow are easily removed in its stride.
Abdullah bin Abbas (R.A.) narrates that Prophet Mohammad (S.A.W.) stated that if a person constantly makes "Astaghfar", then Allah removes every difficulty, frees him from every sorrow and makes a means for him to receive sustencance from places that he never thought of.
(Mishkat from Ahmad)


When tired of life
Due to difficulty death is sought but one should never pray for death instead pray this:
اللَّهُمَّ أَحْيِنِي مَا كَانَتِ الْحَيَاةُ خَيْرٌ لِي وَتَوَفَّنِي إِذَا كَانَتِ الْوَفَاةُ خَيْرَاً لِي
"O Allah keep me alive as long as is good for me and when death is better for me lift me".

(Mishkat)


WAllahua'lam

Source: www.searchtruth.com

Monday, December 12, 2011

Exam fever.. Some du'as please?


Bismillahirrahmanirrahim - in the name of Allah, Most Gracious, Most Merciful.

the copy that I always have with me..~

Assalamualaikum and Greetings to all,

I believe exams are around the corner for many, or maybe some of you is in the midst of it as I am writing this post. Well, sorry for posting this a tad bit late. Should have done it a month ago or so.

Anyway, let's cut stories short and go straight to a list of prayers which are highly useful and suitable for many of us, inshaAllah:
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DU'A BEFORE STUDYING

Allahuma infa' nii bimaa 'allamtanii wa'aallimnii maa yanfa' unii - O' Allah! Make useful for me what You taught me and teach me knowledge that will be useful to me. 

Allahumma inii as 'aluka fahmal-nabiyyen wa hifthal mursaleen al-muqarrabeen - O' Allah! I ask You for the understanding of the Prophets and the memory of the messengers, and those nearest to You.

Allahumma innaka 'ala matasha 'u qadeer wa anta hasbunallahu wa na'mal wakeel - O' Allah! You do whatever You wish and You are my availer and Protector and the best of aid. 


DU'A WHEN YOU FIND SOMETHING BECOMING DIFFICULT

Allahumma la sahlan illa ma ja 'altahu sahlan wa anta taj 'alul hazna iza shi'ta sahlan - O' Allah! Nothing is easy except what You have made easy. If You wish, You ease sorrow. [Ibn Hibban in his Sahih (no. 2427), and Ibn As-Sunni (no.351). Al-Hafidh (Ibn Hajar) said this]

DU'A FOR ANXIETY

Allahumma inni a'oodhoo bika minal-hammi walhuzni, wal 'ajzi wal-kasali wal-bukhli wal-jubni, wa dal 'id-dayni wa ghalabatir rijaali - O' Allah! I seek refuge in You from anxiety and sorrow, weakness and laziness, miserliness and cowardice, from being overcome by debt and from being overpowered by men (i.e. others) [Sahih al-Bukhari 7:158]

DU'A FOR DISTRESS

Allahumma rahmataka arjoo falaa takilnee ilaa nafsee tarfata 'aynin wa aslih-lee sha'nee kullahu, laa illaha illa anta - O' Allah! It is Your mercy that I hope for so do not leave me in charge of my affairs even for a blink of an eye and rectify for me all of my affairs. None has the right to be worshipped but You. [Abu Dawud 4/324, Ahmad 5/42. Al-Albani graded it as good in Sahih Abu Dawud 3/959]

DU'A AFTER STUDYING

Allahumma inni astaodeeuka ma qara'tu wama hafaz-tu. Allahumma faradduhu 'allaya inda hagati elayhi. - O' Allah! O entrust You with what I have read and I have studies.  O' Allah! Bring it back to me when I am in need of it.
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It would be a great idea to have this printed and up on your wall in your cosy room or pinned in front of your study table. Suggestion: You can highlight the du'as with colorful highlighters (make it look pleasant to look at, haha.)

Last but not least, ma'at taufiq wan najah to all exam takers. May Allah provide guidance and be with us all the time. Aminn yaRabbal al amin.

Source: Fortress of the Muslim (Invocations from the Qur'an and Sunnah) + my notebook (contents in which I extract from various sources.)

P/s: Please excuse me if the Arabic transliteration are not written correctly. I wouldn't know if it's right or wrong. I read most prayers in English, most of the time. Oh, and sorry for such a bad colour combination post. I don't have much time at hand for editing. Peace out.

WAllahua'lam.

Wednesday, December 7, 2011

Short Film - Tomato (going viral~ awesome)


Bismillah.



YaAllah, sweet sangat ukhuwah (friendship ties) diorang nih. Walaupun mereka kaum Adam tapi paparan elemen saling menyayangi antara satu sama lain itu mantap sekali. Syukur alhamdulillah ada ikhwah sebegini di muka bumi ini. Ana rasa beginilah ikhwah lain patut aspire to be. Tak payahlah nak fikir sayang-menyayangi ini hanya boleh dipraktikkan antara perempuan dan lelaki (i.e. referring to hubungan yang halal of course. Yang dating2 tu sorrylah, hm.. xnak ckp lebih.. takut dosa pula. faham2 je lah ya para pembaca.).

This vid is a great example of how a sweet friendship (penuh halawah) between the same gender can be so fulfilling, wholesome, and touching~! And THIS is the kind of video that should go viral so good messages can be spread to many people out there.

On another note, hats off to them for producing such a good quality short film (I see some great potentials). Hope they keep it up, it sure is a good form of da'wah. May Allah bless them for their efforts dalam memperjuangkan tanggungjawab mereka sebagai hamba2 Allah. (pardon me for such a manglish post this time around.)

P/s: Sebenarnya ana x pernah sangka boleh wujudnya hubungan antara lelaki yang sebegini. Ingatkan hanya kaum hawa sahaja yang erti sweet2 macam nih. Keep it up guys, am impressed. (which doesn't matter of course, what matters is Allah SWT's view, not mine. Duhh.)

WAlllahua'lam bis sawab.

nalc~

AQ Verse~ (31:15 is spot on)


Bismillahirrahmanirrahim - in the name of Allah, Most Gracious, Most Merciful.


Alhamdulillah for I am still steadfast in this path; even if there are speed bumps every now and then that I have to drive through. But these bumps <-- His tests, I have to face as best as I can so as to not disappoint my Only One. Please continue to guide me and most importantly, please open the hearts of those whom I love and care for so much. Hear my prayers O' Allah.

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(31:15) - But if they endeavour to make you associate with Me that of which you have no knowledge, do not obey them but accompany them in [this] world with appropriate kindness and follow the way of those who turn back to Me [in repentance]. Then to Me will be your return, and I will inform you about what you used to do.


Sikapku jelas tak sempurna
Aku hanya insan biasa
tetap ku bangga
atas apa yang ku punya
anugerah hidup yang aku miliki
Alhamdulillahi lathee bini matihi tatimmus saalihat - (praise be to Allah for all good things are perfected by Him)

P/s: Strangers can be kind, if you meet the good ones. They are willing to share deep and meaningful information with you. May Allah bless those who fall in this category.


Pp/s: As for me, I believe there is a reason behind every meeting because every moment of a mukmin's life is arranged by Allah (SWT) for a purpose.

FUN FACT: Hamidah is the equivalent name of Muhammad for females. Cool.


WAllahua'lam.

Tuesday, November 29, 2011

Share a Quote Series~

Bismillah.

The Prophet (pbuh) said: 
"Souls are like conscripted soldiers; those whom they recognise, they get along with, and those whom they do not recognise, they will not get along with." (Sahih Al-Bukhari)

'Wealth does not come from having great riches; True wealth is contentment of the soul.' (Sahih Bukhari) 
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3:85 Unfortunately, I do not fancy this verse. At all.

Saturday, November 19, 2011

Which standard of "religious" are you?


Bismillah.

Salam and greetings,

So I was listening to a sermon during a Friday's prayer few weeks back and I recall wanting to write about it here but well, time's a constraint so too bad. Anyway, here's a statement that is still vivid:




There are 2 standards of being a "religious" person:

1) The more Islamic knowledge you possess, the more "religious" you are.
2) The more spiritual you are, the more "religious" you are.

Upon mention of these hypothesis, I was pretty intrigued by it and I somehow subconsciously had it repeated in my head for a few minutes and consequently, it's pretty much etched in my brain. Haha.

So, which one are you? Or maybe none fits you? Lol.

Anyway, I put religious in quotation marks because there are many ways to interpret that term. I'm not being sarcastic or pointing fingers to anyone, it's just.. yeah, sila tepuk dada tanya Iman;

Are you alim OR warak



WAllahua'lam.

P/s: The term "alim" is very commonly misinterpreted and thus its usage is well, also wrong most of the time.

Wednesday, November 9, 2011

Arabic phrases~


~ALLAH SWT~
Bismillah

You can say what you want just let me be
I know if I'm real and it's not a disguise
You'll love who I am if you open up your eyes
I insist that you see, I ain't a mystery
It's who I wish to be, this is me
It's what's true within, come and look again
Looking through the skin
Who I am
-Who I am (Bikha)

Arabic phrases of the day:

credits to: here

Man jadda wajada = sesiapa yg berusaha akan mendapat apa yang diushakannya

Man zara'a hasoda = sesiapa yg b'cucuk tanam akan menuai hasilnya

Man yajtahid yanjah = sesiapa yg berusaha akan beroleh kejayaan

INSHAALLAH, AMIN YA RABBAL AL AMIN~

WAllahua'lam.

Monday, November 7, 2011

BIG test, yet again.




Bismillah.

I seek You, and only YOU.

YaAllah,
Kasihanilah hambaMu yang lemah dan daif ini
Senantiasalah tuntun diri ini yang masih byk kekurangan
Yang masih penuh bintik-bintik hitam.





O' Allah,
I hope for Your mercy
Leave me not to myself even for a blink of an eye
I ask You by Your every name, revealed in Your Book;
Make the Qur'an the spring of my heart
The Light of my chest
The banisher of my sadness
The reliever of my distress
The strength of my weakness
The remedy of my pain
The medicine of my sickness
The solution of my tests and hurdles
The EVERYTHING of my LIFE.

Dear Allah,
I ask not of You to ease the tests You send unto me
BUT
I ask of You to strengthen me
Stream me the ability
Provide me the perseverance
Fill me with patience
Pump me FULL TANK with Your Love and Mercy;




So I can face Your hard core tests confidently
Free from worries of disappointing You,
my Creator,
my Lover,
MY ONLY ONE.

Salam.

The greater the struggle, the more glorious the triumph.

Saturday, November 5, 2011

10th day of Muharram (Yaum 'Ashura)

Bismillahirrahmanirrahim - In the name of Allah, Most Beneficient, Most Merciful.

Assalamu 'alaykum w.b.t. and Greetings to all,

Today I discovered the existence of the day of 'Ashura. The virtues of fasting on this day is pretty similar with the virtues of Arafat fasting, but instead of expiating 2 years worth of sin it expiates just a year's worth of sin that is the year before. (The following is a brief description regarding 'Ashura - since I'm fully aware many don't have much time on hand, hence I tried to make it as short as possible and this is the best I could summarise. It would take <5 minutes to read this.)

So what is this day?

This is a righteous day, commemorating the day that Allah saved the Children of Israel from their enemies (Pharaoh, in Egypt), so Prophet Musa fasted on this day. [Muslim and al-Bukhari]

The practise of fasting on 'Ashura was known even in the days of Jahiliyyah and the people of Jahiliyyah was fasting 'Ashura.

When is 'Ashura?


It is said to be on the 10th day of Muharram. [Sa'id ibn al-Musayyib and al-Hassan]

The Messenger of Alllah (pbuh), commanded us to fast 'Ashura, the 10th day of Muharram. [al-Tirmidhi, graded as sahih hasan hadith]

However, due to circumstances, scholars say you may choose to fast 'Ashura in the following choices i.e.:

  • 3 days (9th, 10th, 11th); 
  • 2 days (9th,10th); or 
  • 1 day only (the 10th).
Ruling on fasting only on the day of 'Ashura


Shaykh ul-Islam said, "Fasting on the day of 'Ashura is an expiation for a year, and it is not makruh to fast only on that day..." [al-Fatwa al-Kubra]

There is nothing wrong with fasting only on 'Ashura. [Ibn Hajar al-Haytami]

For what does it offer expiation?

The Prophet (pbuh) said, "Fasting 'Ashura is of great merits, I hope Allah will accept it as an expiation for sins committed in the previous year." [Muslim, 1976] -- However, it is a huge mistake to rely on fasting a single day to wipe your slate clean i.e. meaning to say, it is not right to think it's okay to commit sin as you are aiming to fast 'Ashura and Arafat. If this is how you function, fasting 'Ashura alone will not atone your sins because:

It expiates for all minor sins i.e. it brings forgiveness for all sins except major sins. [Imam an-Nawawi]

Wallahua'lam.

References: 1 & 2

P/s: This post takes you <5 minutes to read but it took me so much more time to produce this summary, trust me. (but at least now I know it like the back of my hand.. alhamdulillah)

Saturday, October 29, 2011

9th day of Dhul-Hijjah (Yaum Arafat)

P/s: Please take note this was posted a year ago. Re-posting it now as a reminder to all including myself.

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 (pbuh-peace be upon him).

Wallahua'lam.

Thursday, October 27, 2011

Quotes and AQ Verses (Pick of the week!)


Bismillah.

Assalamualaikum w.b.t. & Greetings to all,

So I've collected some quotes and AQ Verses over the past week and would like to share with those who are interested -->

I would rather live my life as if there is a God and die to find out there isn't, than to live my life as if there isn't and die to find out there is.
-Albert Camus

If your good deeds delight you and your foul deeds distress you, you are a believer. -Diyya

Allah SWT reminds us that we do not know what is in the hearts of people. It is upon us to convey the message and it is upon Allah SWT to guide the hearts.

To acquire some useful knowledge is of greater merit than to perform a hundred devotional prayers voluntarily. -Ibn Majah

Du'a is the essence of worship. -Prophet Muhammad SAW

How can you despair? Despair is when you are not getting anywhere. Allah SWT has said that He will never let any of our good deeds be lost.
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(10:9-10) - Indeed, those who have believed and done righteous deeds - their Lord will guide them bcos of their faith. Beneath them rivers flow in the Paradise. Their call therein will be, "Exalted are You, O' Allah," and their greeting therein will be, "Peace." And the last of their call will be, "Praise to Allah, Lord of the worlds!"

(13:28) - Those who have believed and whose hearts are assured by the remembrance of Allah SWT; unquestionably, by the remembrance of Allah hearts are assured. 

(30:21) - And of His signs is that He created for you from yourselves mates that you may find tranquility in them; and He placed between you affection and mercy. Indeed in that are signs for people who give thought.

(41:30) - Indeed, those who have said, "Our Lord is Allah" and then remained on a right course - the angels will descend upon them saying, "Do not fear and do not grieve but receive good tidings of Paradise, which you were promised.

WAllahua'lam.

Friday, October 21, 2011

What's YOUR nightly routine?


Bismillah.

Assalam & Greetings!


Do YOU have a nightly routine before going to sleep? If you still haven't come up with one or started practising any, here's a very feasible suggestion~! It takes at most 10 minutes to do it. (and I testify this bit of information. Also, this goes to say that it is very very practical even for overly intense busy students or working people, inshaAllah~!)

Please refer to footnotes for those with asterisks *

And here's the magic recipe:

al ikhlas
al falaq
an nas
ayat kursi (*)
last 10 verses of ali imran (3rd surah)
and then subhanAllah 33x, alhamdulillah 33x, & Allahu akbar 34x

GREAT OPTIONAL ADD-ONS:
- last 2 verses of Surah Al-Baqarah i.e. 285 and 286 (**)
- recite al- ikhlas 10 times in the morning and evening (***)

P/s: For those who think this is too much or sort of overwhelming, I guess just reciting the last 2 verses of 2nd Surah suffice since that is what's mentioned. See (**). (But try this out before concluding it's difficult. Hmm, if it makes you feel any better; I can do it, so trust me, everyone else can too, iA.)

WAllahua'lam.

Source: Fortress of the Muslim (Invocations from the Qur'an & Sunnah)

subhanAllah, looks amazingly beautiful~! =)

The greater the struggle, the more glorious the triumph.


(*) Al-Baqarah verse 255. Whoever reads this when he lies down to sleep will have a guardian from Allah remain w him and Satan will not be able to come near him until he rises in the morn. (Al-Bukhari)
(**) These 2 verses will be sufficient for anyone who recites them at night before sleeping. (Al-Bukhari)
(***) The Prophet (SAW) said: Who recites blessings upon me 10x in the morn and 10x in the evening will obtain my intercession on the Day of Resurrection. (At-Tabarani)

Saturday, October 15, 2011

Marking its 2nd Year





Bismillahirrahmanirrahim - in the name of Allah, Most Gracious, Most Merciful.

Assalamualaikum w.b.t. & Greetings,

It's now officially the end of ana's 2nd year as an amatullah (servant of Allah). To be honest, my reaction this time is truly different from the way I felt when I hit the end of my 1st year. (Year 1) I guess back then I was more naive and carefree (maybe cos I knew much less then.)

I am not AS enthusiastic or excited in the same way. It's not because I'm feeling or growing tired of being a Muslim. No, certainly not. I am still very much into Islam and this faith as I was when I first said my syahadah. In fact, my desire to perform my duties and obligations as a Muslimah has intensified by a great degree this year.

I am pretty sure it is due to this that I am not ecstatic about today. Those who would understand or empathise me are only those who are or have been in the same boat as me. This is why entering my 3rd year doesn't seem to appeal very much to me as it doesn't bring about any changes to the fact that I am still not able to perform many of my obligations. I live in lie every single day, and I wonder if my days are blessed. (Hidup ana bisa berkat ke, kalau hari2 hidup dalam penipuan? Astaghfirulla.. astaghfirulla.. astaghfirulla al adzim.) Thinking about this always bring me to tears. Last week, it almost broke me. After watching a video, it hit me so hard, I felt I am the most sinful being alive, which led me to the ultimate woe and probably could bring home the Guinness World Records for the extreme wail of the century <-- And no, I am not exaggerating here. Trust me. I couldn't believe myself for being capable of that. *shakes head* (Hence, I would like to express my utmost sincere appreciation to Farah Hani and Wahida Wahab for being my victims on Thanksgiving Day. Without picking up my calls, I might have done something utterly stupid, but the only other thing that stopped me is cos of the realisation that if I were to die, it means I took my own life and that means hell (Jahanam) for me. astaghfirulla. I am not willing. No.)

I guess I am welcoming my 3rd year in a different approach altogether
--> HAVING TO LEARN TO ACCEPT LIVING IN PASRAH.

Monday, October 10, 2011

YOU can call people to Islam. Yes, YOU ! (directed to Muslim readers, as for non-Muslims: I come in peace=))



Bismillahirrahmanirrahim - in the name of Allah, Most Gracious, most Merciful.

Salam alaik & Greetings to all,

Sometimes we tend to be afraid to do some things as we believe that we do not have the qualifications or the ability and sufficient knowledge to do so. However, you need to stop doubting and start believing more. Believe in yourself and in Allah as those who are sincere in their attempt of calling people back to Allah, inshaAllah, the Lord will be with you. He will guide and help you in your effort of spreading His Words. Remember, He is always with the doers of good.

(Al-Ankabut, 29:69) - And those who strive for Us - We will surely guide them to Our ways. And indeed, Allah is with the doers of good.


(An-Nahl, 16:125) - Invite to the way of your Lord with wisdom and good instruction, and argue with them in a way that is best. Indeed, your Lord is most knowing of who has strayed from His way, and He is most knowing of who is [rightly] guided.

It is not essential to know the entire religion to call people to Islam: But the one who takes on the mission of calling people to Islam has to have knowledge and insight into what he is calling them to. It is not essential for him to know the entire religion. Explaining this issue, Ibn ‘Uthaymeen said:


If a person has proper understanding what he is calling people to, it makes no difference whether he is a great scholar or a seeker of knowledge who is a hard worker, or an ordinary Muslim whose knowledge of a particular issue is clear and certain. The Messenger (pbuh) said: “Convey from me, even if it is a verse.” He did not stipulate that the daa‘iyah (one who calls people to Allah) should have vast knowledge; rather he stipulated that he should have knowledge of what he is calling people to. As for the one who is ignorant and calls people on the basis of emotion, that is not permissible. 


Allah (SWT) reminds us that we do not know what is in the hearts of people. It is upon us to convey the message and it is upon Allah (SWT) to guide the hearts.


WAllahua'lam.

The greater the struggle, the more glorious the triumph.

Thursday, October 6, 2011

Ask yourself if you have a clean heart.

Bismillah.

No one will enter JANNAH except those with a CLEAN HEART


Oh man, felt a pang when ana read this. Dush2.. May Allah guide us in achieving "clean hearts"..Amin yaRabbal al amin.
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Apabila kamu teringatkan seseorang, perbanyakkanlah olehmu ISTIGHFAR,
Apabila kamu lupa tentang apa yang kamu pelajari, perbanyakkanlah SELAWAT,
Apabila kamu ingin wajah berseri dan sejuk mata memandang, perbanyakkanlah SOLAT DHUHA,
Apabila kamu inginkan perlindungan dan kekuatan hati, perbanyakkanlah TAHAJJUD,
Apabila kamu inginkan malaikat mendampinginmu dan mengelak dari pandangan nafsu syaitan, hendaklah kamu sentiasa berada dalam keadaan BERWUDHU'.

WAllahua'lam.

The greater the struggle, the more glorious the triumph.

Tuesday, October 4, 2011

Share a Quote series~

Bismillah.

You can't always have happiness, but you can always give happiness~


Beware of this world, for it is sweet and tempting -Prophet Muhammad (SAW)


Do not dispute with anyone in any matter as far as possible. For in argumentation lies much harm and its evil is greater than its benefit. -Imam al-Ghazali

Hook up with Allah, Allah will hook you up~!


Bismillah.

Assalamualaikum & Greetings to all !

Take a sneek peek -->

"What is hooking up with a brother or sister on gchat or facebook worth in comparison to hooking up with the One who can hook you up?

As Shaykh Muhammad Faqih once said, "Hook up with Allah, Allah will hook you up!"

Let's hook up with salah! Hook up with the Qur'an! Hook up with community work for Allah's Sake! And have certainty that when we struggle to please Allah (SWT), Ash-Shakoor is the Most Appreciative of our work and will undoubtedly reward us.

Will that reward be in the form of an amazing spouse and an amazing marriage? Allah knows best. But the best part is that Allah knows what is BEST for us and that His Bounties are limitless!"
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Like what you read so far? That's only an excerpt of the whole article, a fantastic and excellently written one! Click here to read more!

WAllahua'lam.

The greater the struggle, the more glorious the triumph.


Monday, October 3, 2011

AQ Verse

Bismillah.

(29:45) - Recite O' Muhammad (SAW), what has been revealed to you of the Book (AQ) and establish prayer (salah). Indeed, prayer prohibits immorality and wrongdoing, and the remembrance of Allah is greater. And Allah knows that which you do. - Sahih International.

a special dedication~

Salam Sis aesh came,

I'm so sorry I don't have the time to reply your email properly but here's to let you know that I do remember you, always! Just that I'm a tad bit busy to send proper replies. Hehe sorry. Nevertheless, I'll definitely keep your advices in mind, no worries bout that. Thank you so much for your time to send me such a wonderful and thoughtful message. It made my day! May Allah always bestow and bless you with strength(for your pregnancy) and consistent Imaan. I hope your baby will grow healthily ! ^^ Miss you!

Lots of love fillah,
me~ =)

Saturday, October 1, 2011

Cry to sleep? X !!


Bismillah.

An advice:
Never cry yourself to sleep or let yourself sleep right after some crying. Trust me, the aftermath ain't good at all. The next day, your eyes will feel horrible, painful and sort of "tired" the entire time! Oh man.

Wednesday, September 28, 2011

! Don't get attached !

Bismillah.

" ...

For a single brother who is constantly thinking about a woman, it is better not to do that because it can lead to passion.

Like ibn Qayyim said: A sin begins with

Tuesday, September 27, 2011

Some words of wisdom


Bismillah.

If you want your dreams to come true, rule number 1: you MUSN'T oversleep

Good judgment comes from experience.. and Experience comes from bad judgment

Of all the things that you wear, your expression is the most important

The happiness of your life depends on the quality of your thoughts

The HEAVIEST thing you can carry is a grudge

One thing you can give and still keep... is your word

You lie the loudest when you lie to yourself.

If you lack the courage to start, you have already finished

One thing you can't recycle is wasted time


Your mind is like a parachute.. it functions only when open

The pursuit of happiness is the chase of a lifetime!


Life is too short to wake up with regrets.. So love the people who treat you right.. Forget about the ones who don't. Believe everything happens for a reason. If you get a second chance, grab it with both hands. If it changes your life, let it. Nobody said life would be easy, they just promised it would be worth it 

Friends are like balloons;
Once you let them go, you might not get them back.. Sometimes, we get so busy with our own lives and problems that we may not even notice that we've let them fly away. Sometimes, we are so caught up in who's right and who's wrong that we forget what's right and wrong.. Sometimes, we just don't realize what real friendship means until it is too late.

Here's a message to those who know me personally:
Thank you for being my friend and please know that I always tie you to my heart so I never lose you. I may not show I care, but I do deep inside! 


To the others:
Erm.. thanks for spending your time here at all ! I hope it brings goodness and some benefits to each and every one of you as time is golden. May God bless you always! God Willing~

Liana.

Monday, September 26, 2011

They told me Islam's from the DEVIL


Bismillahirrahmanirrahim - in the name of Allah, Most Gracious, most Merciful.



Thanks to a friend for sharing this video with me. 

Every time I watch, listen or read about a revert's journey in their discovery of Islam, I notice one prominent thing: We are all very similar. We felt the same feeling and we discovered Islam in very similar ways. I always connect with all these stories and I go "Whoa" and "OMG" all the time cos I'm reading something that matches my own journey, it's as if they were living my life! SubhanAllah~!!

I thank God on behalf of all reverts as we are the ones who got direct Hidayah & Taufiq from Him. Alhamdulillah~!! May we continue to stay steadfast in this true path. InshaAllah.

WAllahua'lam.

Sunday, September 25, 2011

Who says? God says~

Bismillah.

Salam alaik & greetings to all,

Hope everyone's in the pink of health and for the Muslims, may we all be in our highest state of Imaan as consistent as possible, inshaAllah.

So you know how sometimes we get people questioning us regarding certain verses in the AQ, things they read about in the media, the stereotype views, their observations, and etc; I'm sure in your attempt to reply and answer these questions/doubts, there will come a point where you'd unconsciously include "God says" within your sentence structure. This happens often especially when you respond with some clarifications and then they ask you in return, "Who says?", "Who told you that?", etc. THIS question will definitely cause the majority to automatically say "God says."

Saturday, September 24, 2011

Too damn personal

Bismillah.

My eyes hurt bad now. I guess cos it's been some time since I last really cried.

9 hours ago:
My heart feels as if it's been sliced mercilessly and eyes bleeding tears. I'm in excruciating pain. The state I'm in, so unbelievably hard to digest. I couldn't accept and let it sink fast. I couldn't choose to let it disappear nor could I chase away the burning anger flaming within myself. It's been a long, and I mean really long time since I've felt this way.
At the same time, I felt so upset and sad at myself, for being this weak, a helpless servant. Don't feel deserved to be called a "Muslim". I'm so sorry my dear beloved Allah SWT for I wasn't able to make justice to Your Religion. I feel deeply ashamed of myself but I was really so mad and angry at that point in time until I felt like crying cos it also hurt me so bad. Tears were pooling and about to stream down my cheeks but I didn't want to let her see me cry. I held my tears as best as I could. O' God, please forgive me my weakness. I was only trying to do what I think is right i.e. to swallow and control my anger as that is one of the Islamic teachings that I've learnt. (I swear if this happened to me 2 years ago, I'm utterly sure I would have cussed, tell her to SHUT UP and give her a piece of my mind right there and then, not caring even if it's in the public!)

When she first discovered I'm a Muslim, her first statement was "Noo.. No way! Why would you do that?!

Thursday, September 22, 2011

Sekadar perkongsian

Bismillah.
(Plucked from Facebook Group: Majlis Tazkirah
Sekiranya kita cinta kepada manusia
tidak semestinya manusia cinta kepada kita
Tetapi sekiranya kita cinta kepada Allah
nescaya cinta Allah tiada penghujungnya
Sekiranya kita cinta kepada manusia
kita akan cemburu kepada orang yang
mencintai orang yang kita cintai
Tetapi sekiranya kita cinta kepada Allah
kita akan turut mencintai orang yang
melabuhkan cintanya kepada Allah. =)
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DUNIA ini hanyalah persinggahan sementara sebelum kita mati. Barangsiapa berusaha mencari keredhaan Allah, hendaklah dia melayari kehidupan dunia ini dengan penuh kesederhanaan. Lakukanlah segala sesuatu itu hanya untuk Allah kerana selain dari itu adalah sia-sia belaka
 

Six White Days~

Bismillahirrahmanirrahim - in the name of Allah, Most Gracious, Most Merciful

Salam and greetings to all,

I know Syawal's coming to an end but I've been delaying on posting bout this. Thought I could find a time to write in detail bout this. I wish I can turn back time at least there's more time left for those who read this blog to prepare to complete this sunnah.

I don't actually have the time to write bout it myself so here's a link for more detailed information regarding this six white days aka Puasa 6 ! Aseef jiddan !

please click me or me.

The rewards/pahala for fasting this 6 days (in the month of Syawal) is equivalent to the rewards of a person fasting one year~! 

SO GRAB THIS OPPORTUNITY NOW !

WAllahua'lam.

Sunday, September 18, 2011

Bismillah.

"Berilah hatimu hanya untuk Allah, pasti Allah temukan untukmu pemilik terbaik" - Imam Hassan Al-Banna

quoting @dilaMAYA

Amin yaRabb!

Sunday, September 11, 2011

HATI-HATI MERISIK

Bismillahirrahmanirrahim - in the name of Allah, Most Gracious, Most Merciful.

"Beruntung Haura'. Abi kata, siapa nak risik Haura' bila Haura' besar nanti, Abi akan  pastikan Abi pernah tamrin dan musafir sekali dengan si dia. Tak sangka, Abi dah ada standard dia. Terer Abi, kan Haura'?!"

Jika memilih tidak bercinta sebelum berkahwin seperti kehendak syarak, jangan sampai berkahwin dengan seseorang yang kita tidak jelas tentang agama dan akhlaknya. Jangan mudah terpesona dengan apa yang terpapar di mata. Perlu merisik dengan bijaksana dan penuh kreativiti.
Macam-macam cara merisik.
Ada orang yang menghantar spy.
Ada yang  bertanya kepada keluarga dan jiran tetangga si dia.
Ada yang menilai melalui facebook dan blog si dia dalam diam...dan ada bermacam-macam  lagi bentuk risikan. Kreatif!
Merisik dengan cara berkawan-kawan dulu dengan si dia? Hmm, itu bukan merisik, tapi berpelesit. Ianya syubhat, kata Yusuf al-Qaradhawi. Tiada contoh begini yang ditunjukkan oleh golongan salafussoleh.
Lebih menarik, ada yang merisik melalui orang tengah yang amanah dan dihormati agama dan akhlaknya. Beruntunglah bagi mereka yang mengikuti mana-mana institusi usrah atau halaqah kerana mereka lebih mudah menemui orang tengah yang amanah.
Ikuti teladan  betapa berhati-hatinya Saidina Umar untuk mengenali peribadi seseorang. Saidina Umar semasa cuba menyingkapi keperibadian seseorang, beliau sudah meletakkan piawaian tertentu. Beliau tidak mudah tertipu melihat postur dan penampilan seseorang. Beliau meletakkan kayu ukur tertentu bagi menilai agama dan akhlak seseorang itu. Ketika datang seorang lelaki yang memberikan kesaksian untuk seseorang, Umar bertanya kepadanya:

Tuesday, September 6, 2011

Don't despair, choose patience instead =)

Bismillah.

If at one moment in time things seem good for you and suddenly comes a turning point to your smooth sailing, do not despair my dear brothers and sisters for:

Whenever Allah gives a blessing to His servant, and then takes it back from him, and the servant patiently endures his loss, then He rewards him with a blessing which is better than the one which He took back. 
(Umar bin Abdul-Aziz)

Sunday, September 4, 2011

Ya'adheeman (Oh Magnificent) Nasheed


Bismillah.

MashaAllah, such a beautiful and meaningful nasheed that I'd like to share with all. *Mengalir air mata teringat kepada Allah. SubhanAllah.*



My soul is brightened by a light in my heart
When I praised God of mankind
And my soul is cheered up and the tears were flowing
Oh God, guide my heart to reason

In the tranquility of the night I pray worshiping
While the darkness is all around me
Oh Creator of the strong predatory animals, Guide me

Guide me to truth, God
I depend on your guidance today
Oh God of the Universe, You are my aid
You are the refuge of mankind in afterlife
Here I am God, asking your forgiveness
Forgive me and grant me my wish

Salam.

Friday, September 2, 2011

Du'a itu ibadah afdhal~



Bismillahirrahmanirrahim - in the name of Allah, Most Gracious, Most Merciful.

Salam 'alaykum,


Du'a itu ibadah yang afdhal, which means most superior. Du'a is also the most powerful weapon of a BELIEVER.

(Ghafir:60) maksudnya: "Dan Tuhan kamu berfirman: "Berdu'alah kamu kepadaKu nescaya Aku perkenankan du'a permohonan kamu. Sesungguhnya orang2 yang sombong penuh takbur daripada beribadah dan berdu'a kepadaKu, akan masuk neraka jahanam dalam keadaan yang hina."


(Ar-Rahman:29) maksudnya: "Sekalian makhluk yang ada di langit dan di bumi sentiasa berhajat dan memohon kepadaNya. Tiap2 masa ia di dalam urusan (mencipta dan mentadbir makhluk2Nya)"


Maka ingatlah kamu du'amu jangan putus biar apa jua pun keadaanmu itu:
(Al Baqarah:45,46) maksudnya: "Dan mohonlah pertolongan kepada Allah dengan sabar dan solat. Dan solat itu sungguhlah berat, kecuali bagi orang2 yang khusyuk, iaitu mereka yang yakin bahawa mereka akan menemui Tuhannya dan bahawa mereka akan kembali padaNya."


WAllahua'lam.