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 =)
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Tuesday, April 5, 2011

Reminiscence & GRADES~!! He Knows, while you know not~!!

If ana wrote something which is not accurate, please tell (tegur) ana and forgive ana for ana's carelessness. Not intentional for sure.
Want an A+ from HIM? Earn it! Prove that you're worth His Attention, Mercy, Love, etc.. Or is the A+ from your teachers more meaningful to you?


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

Assalamualaikum w.b.t.,

Alhamdulillah for I'm still able to add a blog post today. I bid everyone to be in good health and in the highest state of Iman. Aminn.

So, it's half past midnight and I just got home from school. Am having quite a tummy discomfort at the moment. Maybe cos I only had a bagel as my dinner? Oh well, still grateful at least I get to fill my stomach with some food ! Alhamdulillah alhamdulillah ! It may sound like it's not a big deal but let's thank Allah whenever we can, be it small or big, because when we remember Him, He'll remember us in return ! Be sure that fact gets etched in your mind ! =) **am having a very warm and soothing camomile with mint tea in hopes of helping my tummy ache+toasted bread with honey and za'tar spice** thank you Allah^_^

Alright, now moving on to the main point of this post. Haha. Sorry for the quite irrelevant intro.

Ever recalled yourself saying/arguing with your teacher, lecturer, instructor, TA, you name it; about how every single point matters to you? How you mentioned, fought, and cried for pity to be granted that few meager points for it'd help towards your final grade? Pointing and highlighting to him/her how it's all about the grades? How important grades are to you? Now now, try thinking when was the last time you thought/felt similarly with your SOLATS (prayers) ?! Dear ikhwah & akhawat (brothers & sisters), we human tend to allow ourselves to drown in the dunya. I mean, try pondering: Will those so called 'GREAT GRADES' guarantee you Jannah (paradise) ? Will those "grades" promise you His rewards? Will those "grades" please Him? or lead you to yhour ULTIMATE HAPPINESS? No, the answer to ALL those questions is a flat N O, NO! Do you realise how worked up especially us students (well obviously, this is the group of target since it's bout grades..) can get when it comes to grades and results? DO YOU GET THAT WORKED UP WHEN YOU MISS YOUR SOLAT(S) ?!! Astaghfirulla.. astaghfirullah.. astaghfirullahaladzim...~!! -_-"

(2:151-152)
Even as We have sent among you a Messenger (Muhammad S.A.W.) of your own, reciting to you Our Messages (the Al Qur'an) and purifying you, and teaching you the Scripture (the AQ) and the Hikmah (i.e. Sunnah, Islamic Laws and Fiqh), and teaching you that which you used not to know (new knowledge). Therefore remember Me; I shall remember you. Be grateful to Me, and reject not Faith (do not defy/act ungrateful with Me) !

However, this does not mean I'm encouraging you to not care about your grades at all. This does not also give you the green light to not put in your best efforts in your studies. Sure thing, school and its grades are pretty big deal for us because when it comes to black and white, what's seen are the letters imprinted on the official document. However, that is no reason for us to become too obsessed with it, and I quote, "God helps those who help themselves." Remember and keep in mind that we as Muslims who have Him with us, should live a lifestyle that aligns His words i.e. the Holy Al Qur'an. Always, always, apply the D.U.I.T. principle - Doa (Pray) . Usaha (Effort) . Ikhtiar (Initiative) . Tawakkal (Trust) . ~~~

Doa Usaha Ikhtiar Tawakkal = DUIT! Do It! =D

InsyaAllah, after applying D.U.I.T., whatever befalls you then, is what's best for us. Accept with open heart - we call it REDHA (kita redha je lah dgn apa yg direzekikan olehNya kpd kita). Maybe at the moment, you wouldn't understand why or maybe even to the extend of being really disappointed and sad, but "la tahzan (don't be sad)", -

(2:216)
"...but it is possible that you love a thing which is bad for you; and that you dislike a thing which is good for you. And Allah Knows, while you know not."

ALLAH KNOWS BEST~!

OK, ana will pen again another time. Now, it's time for me to finish my camomile mint tea and then tug myself in bed.

WAllahua'lam.

p/s: Alhamdulillah, praise to Allah for giving me the hidayah to write an article coupled with scriptures/verses from the AQ. Alhamdulillahi lathee bini-matihi tatimmus saalihaat. =)
 

3 comments:

nieyna_90 said...

Allah melihat pada usaha..
Bukan pada keputusan yang telah ditentukanNya.

dilaMAYA said...

Alhamdulillah =)
Lianaaaaaaaa, ana admire your writing. Liana punya flow of writing is much better than ana punya. Malu je dengan ana punya blog. :l

tapi yup, whatever it is, semoga kita dapat menulis dari hati. Sebab menulis dari hati akan sampai ke hati (orang lain. inshaAllah) :) dan yang paling best, bila tulis tu kena balik pada diri sendiri.

But I really like this post. sangat kena dengan waktu exam. Allahuakhbar ! Moga kita peroleh redha Allah dalam study.

محمد فتحي said...

Ya ALLAH! bekali-kali nk post entry macam ni tp xde idea nk tls..yes! u r totally right!
nk bejaya dlm exm,sty up menggila tp solat subuh tggl =(

ade plak nk dkt2 exm la bru nk solat n bwt solat malamnye,tp dlu2 x..Bertuhankn exam =(

"dan apabila kami kurniakan nikmat kepada manusia,berpalinglah dia serta menjauhkan diri (daripada bersyukur) dan apabila dia ditimpa kesusahan maka dia berdoa merayu dengan panjang lebar"(fussilat)