Wednesday, June 29, 2011

How to Wake up for Fajr?

How do you wake up for fajr? And I don’t mean wake up for a day or two, but how do you keep waking up for fajr, constantly, everyday, without fail.
There’s loads & loads of websites online giving you tips and advice on how to wake up early. But our focus is not on worldly tips (which should be taken by all means, part of tying the camel ;)), our focus is on the spiritual means.
My dear brothers/sisters, every day when you read Surat Al-Fatiha, at least 17 times a day, you recite the verse “You Alone we Worship, and You Alone we Seek Help from”: You want to worship Allah? “Yes!” You need His help then. You want to wake up for Fajr? “Yes please!” Guess what, you need Allah. You cannot, I repeat, cannot, wake up for fajr without Allah’s help. Now ask yourself the question, what can I do to show Allah that I truly and utterly want to wake up for fajr?!

Have you ever had days when you’re about to go to sleep, and you have this deep feeling that you’ll definitely wake up for fajr? And have you ever had days when you know for certain that you’ll oversleep? Imagine the two scenarios, which I’m sure some of us have gone through:

Scenario 1:

You feel high with Eman, you’ve prayed your witr, read some Quran, and even though you’ve got 2 hours to sleep till fajr, you’re certain you’ll wake up because you’ve set your mind, heart and body to make sure you wake up. In fact, sometimes you keep on waking in the middle of the night thinking it’s fajr time out of fear that you’re going to miss it. If you haven’t experienced this, think of a time when you had to catch an early flight or a bus/train, and think of how your mind, heart and body were switched on, and it doesn’t matter what time you slept, you’ll wake up.

Scenario 2:

There are days when deep down you really don’t want to wake up, you hope that you “oversleep” so you feel less guilty about it, and Allah may have mercy upon you and still wake you up, and that’s when the battle with the snooze alarm starts and the classic shaytaan trick “just 5 more minutes…” begins.
How do we maintain scenario 1 everyday?
With these 2 scenarios, one details a feeling deep down inside that you’re definitely waking up, and another where you know you won’t wake up because deep down inside you don’t want to and you’re not ready to take the fight against shaytaan of waking up in the morning.
Below I detail some practical and spiritual tools, that will help you in achieving scenario 1 all the time inshaAllah:

Spiritual Tools

  • Know who Allah is: This is the key and number one tool to waking up for Fajr. If you know Who you’re worshipping, and you know that He requests that you get up in the morning and pray to Him, you’ll wake up. It’s our lack of understanding of who Allah is that makes us slump into scenario 2 all the time. Know your Lord, that’s key.
  • Sincerity: Be sincere about waking up for fajr, don’t just say to yourself: “InshaAllah, it’ll be nice if I wake up for fajr” be sincere about it, and say: “I will wake up for fajr” I find it useful sometimes to talk to myself about it before going to sleep and say: “I will wake up for fajr, i don’t care how, but I’ll definitely will!”
  • Wudu before sleep: Ibn Abbas reported that Allah’s Messenger said: “Purify these bodies and Allah will purify you, for there is no slave who goes to sleep in a state of purity but an Angel spends the night with him, and every time he turns over, [the Angel] says, ‘O Allah! Forgive Your slave, for he went to bed in a state of purity.” Do you think that such a person would be left to oversleep and miss fajr?
  • Witr Prayer + Dua: Make sure you don’t sleep before performing your witr prayer, and supplicate to Allah during your Witr prayer to help you wake up for Fajr, remember, “You Alone we Worship, and You Alone we Seek help from”
  • Read some Quran: Ending the day with verses of the Noble Quran will sure put your focus straight on waking up for salaat. Prophet Muhammad used to recommend that we recite Surat Al-Sajdah, and Surat Al-Mulk (Chapters 32 and 67) before going to sleep.
  • Remember Allah before you go to Sleep: This is part of the first point I made, and you can find all the supplications you need to recite before going to sleep here. You might need to print them off and read them off paper at first, but within a week or two you should be able to memorize them fully and just recite them before dozing off.
  • Remember the rewards attached to Fajr Salaat: from being safe from being a hypocrite, to having light on the day of judgement, to being under Allah’s protection the whole day, to having laziness removed from us that day and being productive. Remember these rewards and you’ll sure wake up.

Other tools I use that help me a lot:

Ask a friend/family member to wake you up: This is the number one rule for me to wake up. Get a family, friend, spouse to wake up, and help each other, if you get up before them, don’t be selfish and make sure they are awake too.
  • 1.5 hours sleep rule: Aaaah.. here’s a secret trick, there’s a theory in the Sleep science that says that every human being completes an entire sleep cycle in 1.5 hours, therefore, if you can wake up at the end of a multiple of 1.5 hours (e.g. 1.5 hours, or 3 hours, or 4.5 hours..etc) you’ll wake up fresh and rejuvenated. Otherwise, you’ll wake up lazy. So if fajr is at 5am, and you sleep at 12am, make sure you set your alarm at 4.30am, because that gives you 4.5 hours to sleep. (Of course, if you take 1/2 an hour to fall to sleep, you might need to add that into your calculation).
  • Nap in the afternoon: Another lifehack, taken from the Sunnah and recommended by many, make sure you nap in the afternoon, for just 20 minutes! yup, just 20 minutes. Trust me, for the past 3 years, I’ve mastered the 20 min nap, and everytime it never fails to rejuvenate me. If you need to train yourself to nap for that long, I highly recommend, a wonderful software that trains you for these short naps, it’s what I used to train myself.
  • Promise yourself a grand breakfast if you wake up for Fajr: I’m a breakfast guy, so if I wake up early, I sure like to have a big breakfast. Sometimes i look forward to my breakfast from the afternoon before, and just like a small reward, treat yourself to a massive breakfast in the morning. It’ll definitely set your day straight as well inshaAllah.

Wednesday, June 22, 2011

You are the best

My love, I did promise you that whatever happens, whatever comes between us and how tough the times are, I will still be with you. I have promised that you are the one that I am going to marry and live with. You asked me to be your soulmate until forever and I agree. You want me to be the mother of your children and I want it too. I found happiness when I'm with you. Even though we have gone through so many things, we quarrel, we fight, we disagree and we mad with each other, yet I am here, still with you.

We are far from each other love, yes we do. We see and face so many things alone. Physically. But please know love that every tough times and pain you went through, I will feel it too. I will be in the same shoes of yours. For the time that we are together, I know that we have tried and are trying to be the best for each other. That is the sacrifice we have made for the one we love, aren't we love? No matter how mad and how stubborn I am, you still stand beside me. And no matter how strict and how busy you are doing your work, I am still standing beside you. 

Love...along the time we are together, you may find a person who is better than me. More beautiful, more patient, cleverer, more matured and better in every single thing than me yet you stay. Because you said to me 'it is either you or no one else'. You have promised that you will only be with me for you have found your happiness and THE person you are going to spend your life with. I thank you for this love. Thank you so much. And me...I may know someone better than you too. They are not busy as you are, they are more good looking, they are more matured and better than you in things that I see. But love...I accept you just the way you are. I have promised you that I will never choose someone else over you. I have agreed to be your wife and so I promised you that. Even though I know those guys I've said above, you are still the best. They may look good for I don't know them but you are the best because we have been together for few years and we can still be together despite our weaknesses. You are the best because you can still love me even I have bad habits, problems and all the not-so-good thingy. Thank you so much for your kindness, love and care.

Just so you know my love...I love you, I really do. I will still be here with you as I have promised. You know me well, and I know you know that I really mean this. We had bad times, we found someone better but still we decide to be with each other. This is our love.

This is where the journey actually starts.

The happiness is ours, InsyaAllah...

My missing heart - Mr.Azlan-

My other half of heart is missing, he went to I don't know where. Even a phone failed to connect us. I went through sleepless nights ever since he went away. Everyday, I just hope that I can see him in my dream. Only at 'this place' I can talk to him, sit with him, touch him, smell the scent of him, see him and listen to him. Even it is for few seconds but I'm so grateful when I have these precious moments. No voice of him heard and I miss that macho kind of voice soooo much ;). Oh God please make the time walks faster for I want to 'meet' him again. For real.

The absence makes my love fond for him. More and more and more, everyday. Like a flower thriving, that's how my love grows for him. Dear, I pray and hope that during the time that we are apart, the days and nights are being good to you because I'm not with you if you gone through bad times.

Hope to have my heart back in the condition that is missing my absence too, the heart that waiting for the time to meet his other half too, and the heart that always put his other half in his mind and never forgets her.

p/s: Do come back as soon as possible dear.I miss u (T_T)

The right side of the heart is missing the other half on the left.
     Fadhlina +Azlan = a heart

Muslim women are queens and queens don’t shake hands with strange men

A British man came to a sheikh and asked, “Why is it not permissible for women in Islam to shake hands with a man?”

The sheikh said, “Can you shake hands with Queen Elizabeth?”

The British man replied, “Of course not, there are only certain people who can shake hands with Queen Elizabeth.”

The sheikh replied with a smile on his face. “Muslim women are queens and queens don’t shake hands with strange men.”


Friday, June 17, 2011

Rasa macam nak makan pancake lah!

Hari tu *cam dah lama sebenarnye* pegi The Curve. Jalan punya jalan, jumpa satu kedai ni...Paddington House of Pancakes. Tengok jelah,tak masuk sebab tengah rushing. Tapi teringiiiinnnn sangat sangat nak try pancake dia. Bila cakap pasal pancake, it's not served only like the one in Mcdonalds tapi macam-macam resepi diorang ada for the pancakes. The first reason why I like pancake is because of the look. Then goes the taste and texture yang sangat lembut auuuwwww!!!!

Ni antara resepi yang ada dekat Paddington House of Pancakes

Cam sedap..yummeh!!

Pancake+strawberry=my obsession ;p

Ni baru tiga je gambar yang aku kasi masuk Tu pun aku yang terliur haha. Pancakes are not just pancakes. Ni aku nak kasi tau sejarah pancakes plak hehe. 

What are pancakes?
Pancakes are really simple food which have been eaten in different forms around the globe for centuries. Pancake is any kind of batter made with flour, eggs and milk, fried or baked in a skillet, on a griddle, or on any hot surface. Large or small, fluffy or wafer thin, and made with a wide range of flours, pancakes are given different names by different people.

Types of Pancakes
We learned that one of the earliest known pancake dates back to the 4th century B.C. and is commonly known as Chinese spring rolls. From then the world took on the pancake craze and the humble pancake has since ben known throughout the world by many different names :

v       American flapjacks
v       Old English pancakes
v       Hungarian palacsinta
v       Russian blini
v       Indian prata
v       Italian cannelloni
v       Swedish plattar
v       Mexican tortillas
v       Dutch pannekoeken
v       German pfannkucken
v       Norwegian lefser
v       Austrian nockerin
v       Welsh crempog
v       Jewish blintzes
v       Australian pikelets

Pancake Tradition
Even pancakes have their traditions. In England, there is a special day known as Pancake Day. According to historians these are feasts of pancakes to use up the supplies of butter and eggs. There are even pancake-tossing competitions. The winner is the one who can toss the pancake highest and catch it again in the pan, or one who can toss it the most number of times in a minute. There are also pancake races, where participants race while tossing a pancake.
Believe it or not, in Province, France if you hold a coin in your left hand while you toss a pancake, you'll be rich. And in Brie, it is customary that the first pancake is always given to the hen that laid the eggs that made the pancake.

In Holland, pannekoeken has been a favourite meal for the rich and the poor since the 17th century. Traditionally served for breakfasts, these pancakes are also taken during lunch and dinner. The Dutch is also famous for their poffertjes (dollar sized pancakes) which are usually served sweet with icing sugar and lots of butter !

The Austrian Emperor, Franz Josef I created the Kaiserschmarren pancake, which has since become an Austrian sulinary pride. In America, pancakes are common breakfast food. Served in stacks in most diners all over the country, these pancakes or flapjacks as they are commonly known as, are usually eaten sweet with butter, maple syrup and fresh fruits.

Different country has their own style of pancakes kan.Kalau Malaysia, pancake kita lempeng kot ;p


Thursday, June 16, 2011

Semua orang buat kesilapan,berhak diberi peluang kedua

Aku dah buat silap.
Bila tengok balik benda-benda lama, terfikir 'kenapalah aku tak perasan benda ni semua dulu'
Kenapalah  baru sekarang baru aku sedar
Tapi macam dah terlambat
Tapi least aku sedar
Aku akan betulkan silap aku..dengan izin tuhan

Tuesday, June 14, 2011

Malaysia kena bencana

Before this kita dengar berita dekat T.V pasal gempa bumi di Jepun, tsunami di Indonesia, ribut di California and macam-macam lagi. Tapi Malaysia belum lagi terkena bencana alam yang dahsyat kan? Kalau kena pun tempias je. Mungkin bergegar rumah.sikit. Yet it still scares us. Tengah-tengah sedap baring atas katil, tiba-tiba rasa katil bergoyang. Tengok cermin kat diniding, bergerak jugak. Air dalam botol atas meja solek berkocak jugak.'Alamak,dunia dah kiamat ke?' That is the first thing yang akan terlintas kat fikiran.

Ada yang berkata, disebalik bencana alam ni, ada perkara yang berlaku. Ada kejadian yang dimurkai tuhan berlaku di negara-negara berkenaan. Sejauh mana kebenarannya, aku puntak dapat nak pastikan sebab dalam berita hanya ditunjukkan reason dari sudut saintifik. Tak ada pulak pembaca berita tu cakap 'tsunami yang berlaku di Indonesia adalah disebabkan rakyatnya derhaka'. So that's why perkara yang diperkatakan tu tak dapat dikenal pasti kesahihannya. Tapi kemungkinan benda tu betul tak mustahil. Perkara-perkara mungkar ni Allah boleh bayar dengan bayaran cash, Allah mampu buat apa sahaja. Itu memang tak disangkal.

Andai katalah betul apa yang dikata bahawa ada certain places yang bencana alam ni berlaku disebabkan kemungkaran yang terjadi dalam kawasan tersebut, tak salah kalau kita ambil that incident as a lesson. Tengok pada diri kita, orang sekeliling kita and persekitaran kita. Adakah kita cukup selamat dari bencana alam? Adakah kita selamat dari dihukum sebagaimana saudara-saudara kita dihukum? Malaysia sekarang dah nak sama level dah dengan negara barat and negara bukan Islam. Mana orang Islam yang pergi ke kelab, minum arak, bermaksiat and sebagainya. Kalau kita jalan malam-malam dekat Bangsar contohnye...dapatlah kita tengok kemeriahan kelab-kelab malam kat sana. 'Uish...banyaknya kelab malam.ramainye orang malam-malam kat sini'..ternganga mulut tengok suasana kat sana. Tu baru kat Bangsar. Belum kita pergi tempat-tempat lain lagi yang sama naik je kemeriahannya. Cuba bayangkan kalau kat KL je ada 20 tempat yang macam tu. Banyak mana kemungkaran yang berlaku pada setiap malam?

Bila bayangkan this kind of situation, takut mengenangkan apa balasan yang akan kita dapat. Tak takut ke kita semua dengan balasan tuhan? Tengok mangsa-mangsa bencana alam dalam paper pun dah seram sejuk rasanya. Macam manala keadaan kita bila dicabut nyawa nanti? Huuu..takut takut! Jadi rasa-rasanya kita kene prepare je. Bak kata housemate aku, 'jangan sangka Malaysia ni dah cukup selamat'. Sangat setuju dengan pendapat dia sebab bukan sebab Malaysia ni kedudukannya jauh dari gunung berapi ke ap kita nak rasa selamat, tapi akidah penduduk-penduduknya juga diambil kira. Kalau separuh dari penduduk murtad, maksiat berleluasa, baby dibuang merata-rata, orang yang berilmu pun tinggal berapa kerat, bukan kedudukan tanah lagi yang jadi ukuran untuk kita ditimpa bencana ataupun tak.

p/s:akhir zaman,macam-macam jadi

Friday, June 10, 2011

Too much trust...

Trust can hardly be given to anyone. Only the chosen one will get it and he should take a good care of that trust. Yet sometimes when we trust a person, they do not even know and easily break that trust that we have given. When this happened, frustrated is all we'll feel. A very big mountain fell on our head, that's how we'll feel. They don't have to explain or tell us whether 'yes I am lying' or the other way around. We can 'read' people when they lie.

After this moment, no more trust for the people who are lying. No more hope will be put for the future. Everything is gone. Everything is vanished. Too much trust can't be given to anyone in this world. I won't. Because I won't know what's in others' heads. Thanks to those who are lying or had lied since you taught me not to trust you and others.

p/s:People who believe in those lies are not because they are dumb but because they trust you won't cheat and lie on them.

Dulu camtu, sekarang pun macam tu

Dulu waktu zaman sekolah asrama, masuk kelas mesti tidur dalam kelas. Walaupun dah tidur awal malam tu, tetap nak tidur dalam kelas jugak. Tak paham. Penat cari punca, tapi tak jumpa. Bila tanya budak asrama lain, diorang pun sama. So aku buat je conclusion sendiri, maybe budak asrama memang camtu kot haha. Generalization sedikit berlaku kat sini sebab bila aku masuk sekolah biasa, aku memang tak pernah tidur dalam kelas huhu. Masuk matrik and main campus, nak kata tidur dalam kelas selalu tu takdelah tapi adelah sekali dua. Tu pun sebab malam before nya tidur lewat ke apa. Ada reason, so tak apa haha.

Dulu waktu zaman belajar, selalu je study last minute. Tak tahulah kenapa *padahal malas nak study awal.saje tak nak mengaku ;p*. Lepas tu buatlah alasan kate kalau study awal tu nanti lupe apa yang dah study lah apalah. Tu alasan yang tak bagus ok, so jangan tiru. Nak sangat study lewat, tiba-tiba jadual keluar exam berturut-turut harinya tak ke menggagau nak study semua benda sampai tak tidur bagai. Bila tak tidur, nak pulak dijadikan cerita otak jam, blank, hah..apa mau jawab *pernah di experience sendiri ok.sangat bahaya ini macam*

Dulu waktu zaman belajar, selalu buat assignment last minute. Tunggu due date tinggal dua tiga hari baru nak terhegeh-hegeh start. Lecturer dah pesan dah jangan buat lambat-lambat. Tapi degil, tak nak dengar. Konon-konon dah terer sangatlah tu. Confident jek boleh dapat markah tinggi dengan kerja yang last minute tu. Orang yang buat awal lagi boleh cari banyak reference. Yang kita ni dah start lewat, research pun tak dapat nak buat sangat. So markah macam mana? Markah pun last minute jugaklah~

  Dulu waktu zaman belajar, bila lecturer dah habis lecture, mesti diorang tanya kalau ada soalan. Tapi satu kelas akan cakap ‘Noooooo…’. Lepas tu lecturer akan habiskan kelas *yayyyy!!!*. setapak je keluar kelas tanya member sebelah ‘Eh,ko paham tak part A, B and C yang madam cakap tadi?’ Naahhhh tadi tak nak tanye. Lecturer pun ada pesan kalau ada apa-apa datang jumpa dia dekat bilik. Tapi tak pergi pun. Konon-konon boleh buat belaka. Padahal ada je benda tak tahu, tapi tanya member je. Nasib baiklah tanya kawan and belajar sendiri boleh gak jawab soalan exam semua. Tapi kalau pegi jumpa lecturer mungkin better.

Sekarang bila dah mengajar, students ada yang tidur dalam kelas. Terpikir jugak, ‘boring ke lesson arini?’. Tapi sorang dua je yang tidur, yang lain takde pun. So buat conclusion sendiri lagi, student yang tidur tu jadi kelawar kot malam tadi. Aku tak marah pun kalau students tidur dalam kelas. Asalkan kalau ada kuiz or exam, jawab mesti boleh. Kalau tak boleh jawab baru aku marah huuu. Tak semua students yang tidur dalam kelas tu tak pandai. Mungkin tu weakness diorang tapi bila jawab exam, diorang excellent, so tak bolehlah nak marah kan. But observation tu penting. Kalau dah nampak students yang bermasalah tidur dalam kelas, lepas tu tak boleh bagi dia tidurlah.

Sekarang bila dah mengajar, students selalu buat assignment last minute. Takpe nak buat last minute pun, tapi make sure siap jugak and hantar on time. Itu tak apa. Yang tak bolehnya bila buat last minute, lepas tu tak siap and mintak tangguh nak hantar without any valid reason. Itu memang boleh buat angin naik sampai kepala ok. Kadang-kadang pulak ada yang tak dapat nak siapkan and siap bagi alasan yang aku tau sangat ko menipu. Nak menipu pun kena pandai tau sebab orang yang nak ditipu tu bukannye bodoh. Die pun pernah jadi students jugak dulu and pernah encounter situation yang sama. Ada jugak yang hantar lambat tu muka sama je. Takdelah muka lain. Alasan pulak macam-macam. Silih berganti alasan diorang. Itu pun budaya yang tak sihat. Nak buat kerja last minute ke apa suka hati koranglah tapi, make sure everything settled on time.

Sekarang bila mengajar, habis je lecture, mesti tanya students whether diorang paham ke tak apa yang aku ajar. Tapi kan….kalau ada yang tanya pun, jarang and dua tiga orang je. Memang jarang sangat nak dapat respon yang macam ni ‘Yes..I want to ask about part C. can you explain again?’ hehe. Susah sikit nak dapat, bukan tak ada. Lepas tu, bila suruh buat exercise ke, kene jawab kuiz ke, exam ke, tak boleh buat sebab tak tanya. Yang bestnya ada yang bila suruh buat exercise pun, the minute dia stuck pun tak nak tanya. Tak elok tu…kalau tak tanya takut tersesat jalan. And sekarang bila dah mengajar, rasa happy bila ada students yang datang, tanya pape yang dia tak paham. Rasa kerja pun lebih senang sebab indirectly boleh pantau students punye weaknesses. Kita dah tau apa yang dia lemah so kita boleh buat apa yang patut. And baru tau yang lecturer tak pernah kisah bila kita jumpa and asking for the things yang kita tak paham malah kita dialu-alukan buat macam tu.

Zaman sekarang and dulu mungkin berbeza. Tapi I’ve been at my students’ place. I did what they do. Lebih kurang je kirenye.There was once, my students cakap yang aku ni memahami. I do understand sebab I’ve experienced the same thing kan. Sometimes tak semua benda yang tak elok jadi berpunca daripada keadaan yang tak elok. Students yang tidur dalam kelas tak semestinya tak pandai or malas, students yang meniru dalam exam tak semestinya jahat, students yang tak perform dalam exam tak semestinya tak study. Benda-benda macam tu la kan. We have no right to judge without questioning or find the reason. Tapi bila dah mengajar and boleh nampak apa yang elok and tak, kita boleh pesan jelah. nak ikut ke tak tu atas diorang. Tak elok biar diorang buat benda yang kita tau tentu-tentu tak berapa nak bagi result yang memberangsangkan. Mana yang tak elok tu jangan diikut-ikut. Unless kalau korang tau macam mana nak handle keadaan. Lagi satu, kalau nak menipu tu biar pandai sikit. Jangan samapai kantoi sebab tak susah nak tangkap orang menipu ni. Bak kate orang..’kacang jeee’ ;D

Thursday, June 9, 2011

7 Ways to Improve Your Relationship with The Qur’an!

From Mr.Google

وَقَالَ الرَّسُولُ يَا رَبِّ إِنَّ قَوْمِي اتَّخَذُوا هَٰذَا الْقُرْآنَ مَهْجُورًا”
“O my Lord, indeed my people have taken this Qur’an as a thing (abandoned)”  [Surah 25: 30]
ARE you one of those people who rarely touch the Qur’an? Or do you read daily, but don’t find it is having the impact on you that it should? Whatever the case may be, these are some simple tips that can help you connect with the Qur’an.

1. Before you touch it, check your heart.

The key to really benefiting from the Qur’an is to check your heart first, before you even touch Allah’s Book. Ask yourself, honestly, why you are reading it. Is it to just get some information and to let it drift away from you later? Remember that the Prophet Muhammad (peace be upon him) was described by his wife as a “walking Qur’an”: in other words, he didn’t just read and recite the Qur’an, he lived it.

2. Do your Wudu (ablution).

Doing your Wudu is good physical and mental preparation to remind you that you’re not reading just another book. You are about to interact with God, so being clean should be a priority when communicating with Him.

3. Read at least 5 minutes everyday.

Too often, we think we should read Qur’an for at least one whole hour. If you aren’t in the habit of reading regularly, this is too much. Start off with just five minutes daily. If you took care of step one, (God willing), you will notice that those five minutes will become 10, then half an hour, then an hour, and maybe even more!

4. Make sure you understand what you’ve read.

Five minutes of reading the Qur’an in Arabic is good, but you need to understand what you’re reading. Make sure you have a good translation of the Qur’an in the language you understand best. Always try to read the translation of what you’ve read that day.

5. Remember, the Qur’an is more interactive than a CD.

In an age of “interactive” CD-Roms and computer programs, a number of people think books are passive and boring. But the Qur’an is not like that. Remember that when you read the Qur’an, you are interacting with Allah. He is talking to you, so pay attention.

6. Don’t just read; listen too.

There are now many audio cassettes and CDs of the Qur’an, a number of them with translations as well. This is great to put on your walkman or your car’s CD or stereo as you drive to and from work. Use this in addition to your daily Qur’an reading, not as a replacement for it.

7. Make Dua (supplication).

Ask Allah to guide you when you read the Qur’an. Your aim is to sincerely, for the love of Allah, interact with Him by reading, understanding and applying His blessed words. Making Dua to Allah for help and guidance will be your best tool for doing this.


Wednesday, June 8, 2011

Seorang Gadis Itu...

 Seorang gadis itu...
Yang lembut fitrah tercipta, halus kulit, manis tuturnya, lentur hati … telus wajahnya, setelus rasa membisik di jiwa, di matanya cahaya, dalamnya ada air, sehangat cinta, sejernih suka, sedalam duka, ceritera hidupnya …

Seorang gadis itu …
hatinya penuh manja, penuh cinta, sayang semuanya, cinta untuk diberi … cinta untuk dirasa …
namun manjanya bukan untuk semua, bukan lemah, atau kelemahan dunia … ia bisa kuat, bisa jadi tabah, bisa ampuh menyokong, pahlawan-pahlawan dunia … begitu unik tercipta, lembutnya bukan lemah, tabahnya tak perlu pada jasad yang gagah …

Seorang gadis itu …
teman yang setia, buat Adam dialah Hawa, tetap di sini … dari indahnya jannah, hatta ke medan dunia, hingga kembali mengecap ni’matNya …

Seorang gadis itu …
bisa seteguh Khadijah, yang suci hatinya, tabah & tenang sikapnya, teman lah-Rasul, pengubat duka & laranya … bijaksana ia, menyimpan ílmu, si teman bicara, dialah Áishah, penyeri taman Rasulullah, dialah Hafsah, penyimpan mashaf pertama kalamullah …

Seorang gadis itu …
bisa setabah Maryam, meski dicaci meski dikeji, itu hanya cerca manusia, namun sucinya ALLah memuji … seperti Fatimah kudusnya, meniti hidup seadanya, puteri Rasulullah … kesayangan ayahanda, suaminya si panglima agama, di belakangnya dialah pelita, cahya penerang segenap rumahnya, ummi tersayang cucunda Baginda … bisa dia segagah Nailah, dengan dua tangan tegar melindung khalifah, meski akhirnya bermandi darah, meski akhirnya khalifah rebah, syaheed menyahut panggilan Allah.

Seorang gadis itu …
perlu ada yang membela, agar ia terdidik jiwa, agar ia terpelihara … dengan kenal Rabbnya, dengan cinta Rasulnya … dengan yakin Deennya, dengan teguh áqidahnya, dengan utuh cinta yang terutama, Allah jua RasulNya, dalam ketaatan penuh setia . pemelihara maruah dirinya, agama, keluarga & ummahnya …

Seorang gadis itu …
melenturnya perlu kasih sayang, membentuknya perlu kebijaksanaan, kesabaran dan kemaafan, keyakinan & penghargaan, tanpa jemu & tanpa bosan, memimpin tangan, menunjuk jalan …

Seorang gadis itu …
yang hidup di alaf ini, gadis akhir zaman, era hidup perlu berdikari … dirinya terancam dek fitnah, sucinya perlu tabah, cintanya tak boleh berubah, tak bisa terpadam dek helah, dek keliru fikir jiwanya, kerna dihambur ucapkata nista, hanya kerana dunia memperdaya … kerna seorang gadis itu, yang hidup di zaman ini … perlu teguh kakinya, mantap iman mengunci jiwanya, dari lemah & kalah, dalam pertarungan yang lama … dari rebah & salah, dalam perjalanan mengenali Tuhannya, dalam perjuangan menggapai cinta, ni’mat hakiki seorang hamba, dari Tuhan yang menciptakan, dari Tuhan yang mengurniakan, seorang gadis itu … anugerah istimewa kepada dunia!

Seorang gadis itu …
tinggallah di dunia, sebagai ábidah, dahípayah & mujahidah, pejuang ummah … anak ummi & ayah, muslimah yang solehah … kelak jadi ibu, membentuk anak-anak ummah, rumahnya taman ilmu, taman budi & ma’rifatullah …

Seorang gadis itu …
moga akan pulang, dalam cinta & dalam sayang, redha dalam keredhaan, Tuhan yang menentukan … seorang gadis itu dalam kebahagiaan! Moga lah-Rahman melindungi, merahmati dan merestui, perjalanan seorang gadis itu … menuju cintaNYA yang ABADI.

Source : Iluvislam

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Untuk awak

This is for you..yes YOU!

Aku menyayangimu
Juga aku..aku..
Delapan hari seminggu
Semakin mendekatimu
Seperti kamu..kamu
Pun menemani
25 jam sehari...Ooo..Ooo..
Selalu begitu..
Bila bercinta, tiada habisnya..

Pernah dengar lagu ni?Lapan Hari Seminggu by Syurga *kalau tak tau cari kat youtube cepaattt!!!*
Saye suke ini lagu..
Rasa sangat comel..hehe
Ya..when we love somebody, mesti kita sentiasa rindukan dia..
Bila dah jumpa pun, balik rumah je, rindu lagi..
Rasa macam tak cukup masa yang kita ada kan?ngeee
So for you...I love u more than the time that we have hehe
8 days a week, 25 hours a day my heart is missing and loving u..(^_*)
Love u mucho!

Tuesday, June 7, 2011

Entry khas untuk Siti Shaidatul Zafirah

Bila kaki melangkah masuk ke dalam kelas buat pertama kalinya, ramai yang kata muka aku masam, nampak garang sangat. Memang, memang aku susah nak senyum. Bukan hari ni je, semalam, kelmarin, bulan lepas, tahun-tahun lepas pun sama. Dari sekolah rendah lagi. Tapi inilah anugerah yang tuhan bagi pada aku. Tapi, bila orang dah lama kenal aku, mereka tahu siapa aku. Bila ditanya pada orang yang rapat dengan aku yang aku ni garang ke x...masing-masing gelak je. Ada yang respon 'ha?garang?tak garang langsung'. See...tak kenal maka tak cinta kan :) 

Siti Shadatul Zafirah..student aku yang dulu hanyalah seorang student biasa. Aku pandang dia sama macam students yang lain. Tapi ada satu hari ni, dia katenye memberanikan diri tegur aku dekat chat dalam Facebook. Walaupun takut-takut, digagahinya juge. Dari situlah aku makin rapat dengan dia :)

Sekarang dia dah macam adik and kawan aku. Banyak ilmu yang belajar dari dia. Tengok Facebook and blog dia ni, insaf dan selalu aku bermuhasabah. Dia kini bukan lagi sekadar anak murid aku yang aku pandang sama macam yang lain. Dia dah macam adik dan kawan aku. Bila aku susah, banyak nasihat and kata-kata semangat yang dia bagi. Aku percaya orang-orang disekelilingnya pasti senang dengan dia.

Sejuk perut ibunya mengandungkan anak ini, kerana hormatnya terhadap guru-guru dan orang disekelilingnya sangat tinggi. Bila lama tak jumpa, hati aku mampu rindu pada dia sebab dia mampu buat aku ketawa dengan keletah dia. Bila aku tengok kawan-kawan dia pun, aku tau mereka ni antara golongan yang baik InsyaAllah. Aku akan sentiasa doakan mereka dipelihara olehNya.

Terima kasih Siti Shaidatul Zafirah. Kamu adalah anak yang baik. Semoga kamu direstui dan hidup kamu diberkati olehNya sentiasa. Saya sayang kamu :)

Orang lain berkata hati saya

bukan mudah….
LUPAKAN benda yang pernah kita sayang.
LEPASKAN benda yang pernah kita sayang.
LEPASKAN benda yang kalau boleh ingin kita simpan selama lamanya.
walau bukan dpan mata, biarlah hadirnya dalam hati.
bukan mudah melakukan?
bukan mudah melupakan?
bukan mudah melepaskan?
tapi, buat.
lama. lambat.
amik masa.
susah, sangat sangat susah. kan?
tahu, saya tahu.
tapi kalau tak cuba, sampai bila bila kita akan terus terbelenggu.
tahu, saya tahu apa rasanya.


Thursday, June 2, 2011

Heart this one

Sedangku membaca wajahmu
Senyumanmu menggambarkan sesuatu
Jika kau fahami isi hatiku
Ku tak ingin waktu henti tanpamu

Dirimu menyalahkan sebuah erti
Tapi diriku masih terhenti di sini
Dan jalanku masih belum dapat ku pasti
Namun diriku masih terhenti di sini

Andai kau dapat memahami
Bahawa ku menangung semua ini
Bukan niatku ingin kau pergi
kerna ku masih terhenti di sini

Dirimu menyalahkan sebuah erti
Tapi diriku masih terhenti di sini
Dan jalanku masih belum dapat ku pasti
Namun diriku masih terhenti di sini

Tiada daya untuk ku lakukannya
Kau tiba, di waktu ku masih punyai cinta
Tiada daya untuk ku lakukannya
Kau tiba, di waktu ku masih punyai cinta

Dirimu menyalahkan sebuah erti
Tapi diriku masih terhenti di sini
Dan jalanku masih belum dapat ku pasti
Namun diriku masih terhenti di sini

Tiada daya untuk ku lakukannya
Kau tiba, di waktu ku masih punyai cinta
Tiada daya untuk ku lakukannya
Kau tiba, di waktu ku masih punyai cinta