Sunday, 26 June 2011

think again!

i really feel like penning something down. but no idea yet. this might come out useless, but i'll try my best. i know i have a problem, and that is, i always judge people. especially when he is giving something. i would ask why he would do so? hat does he want in return? is it of his nature to do so? and one evil question sometimes come, is he eligible to do do? i'm talking about who gives religious speeches, especially. astaghfirullah. sometimes, we can be so accepting of others, but when it comes to good things, we choose to be so picky. while Allah swt in His Mercy has created men in the best of moulds, as He has said :
We have indeed created man in the best of moulds (95:4)

i should next, question myself, who am i to judge him? am i any superior to him? do i know better? am i more righteous than him? because Allah has said in the Quran too,
in Surah Al-Hujurat:13 "Verily the most honoured of you in the sight of Allah is (he who is) the most righteous of you"

 and for righteousness, Allah is the only judge. i've done this through years, and i hope Allah will forgive me. for i had not been able to strain my feelings at times. i pray that Allah will bless all those who works for Islam, and include me among them. and make us all meet in the Jannah Firdaus, with our beloved and dearest Prophet Muhammad (saw) <3

Thursday, 23 June 2011

sEEkErs oF knOwlEdgE...inshaAllah =)

remember what i wrote last night???about lessons from Surah Yusuf. i had stopped at lesson number 1 i.e. jealousy kills the heart. as what is usually quoted: jealousy is light a flame: it burnts itself before burning others. before the actions of the jealouser reaches the person who is jealoused, the jealouseer had first destroyed himself first. for Allah only decides to whom He wants to bless His rizq to. and by being jealous, it is although we're not satisfied with His decree for the person to receive his portion and not being thankful for whatever Allah had given  him previously. so, whenever we feel like wanting the same good thing that Allah has bestowed to those around us, pray that Allah will bless him through that good thing and adds to more to it, and Allah bestows the same for us too..inshaAllah =)

Wednesday, 22 June 2011

sEEkErs Of knOwlEdgE...InshaAllah =)

alhamdulilah. truly, all praises are to Him. tonight is special, i was given a chance to listen to a very wonderful talk by Brother Reda Bedeir. i found his speech like a flowing river, very smoothe saling, polytonous (if i may use that word). have you or anyone told you that there are just some ppl whom when they say something, it goes into the heart directly. and as though at the first encounter, it would stay there foever. and i find this brother that way. may Allah bless him, and bless Islam with him. he reminded me of syeikh anwar al-awlaki. the topic for the night was about Surah Yusuf. there were so many things that came out from his mouth, and i felt like catching every bits of it. but i could not, He started of with with a story of a sahabah, name Tsauban (as). He is known to have a very compassionate heart for the Prophet (saw), as what Rasulullah(saw) felt for him. whenever he could not meet with Rasululullah (saw), he would be anxious, crying, and in his heart, his only wish is to meet with the Prophet(saw). One day, Rasulullah (saw) saw him, and he appeared pale. Rasulullah asked him why. and he replied: "Oh Rasulullah, now i could see you whenever i miss you. but one day, either i will go away first or you. and there will the Hereafter. you are promised jannah. and i don't know if i may enter it. and even if i do, you are promised al-firdaus. then i'm afraid that i would not see you again". Tsauban was already crying at this point.

and do you know what Rasulullah (saw) replied???Rasulullah (saw replied: You will be those whom you love <3

and the brother went on with surah Yusuf. he didn't narrate the surah to us, neither did he explained the whole tafsser with us. and i could see why, for the time was jealous. jealous???that was among the lessons learnt from surah Yusuf. jealousy is forbidden, but for two things. i.e.
1. towards someone who studies the Qur'an, act upon it and spreads it
2. towards someone with good wealth i.e. clean wealth, gives out sadaah and zakats too

as of now, it's already past 1 in the moring. gotta have some sleep. slm <3

Tuesday, 21 June 2011

pie pie pie =/

today i planned to make an apple pie. but after beating the dough set it aside to 'rest' in the fridge, i suddenly just don't feel like it. yesterday i already made cheesecake, which is also sweet. so i decided to make beef pie with the dough. however, as i am not yet used to handle beefs, i had to wait for either my mom, sister, or maid. which none of them was home. and the beef pie turned out to a pizza (except that it the brown gravy.haha.) it was a failure, but i learnt new things. like
1. while frying the wheat flour (for the gravy), the fire has to be low so that the flour doesn't clump together.
2. the recipe my friend told me really worked, that is, just by frying the wheat flour (until it becomes brown) and add water after that really can produce a brown sauce
3. hrm..i can't think of no 3 yet.
hehe. and so, the pie-turned-out-to-be-'pie' was served at dinner (also with other dishes mind you). but i persuaded mom and dad to have some. along with my sisters. haha. my dad had always been the victim for our cookings. i remembered he had to do it for Along too..and now it's my turn. the cheesecake i made yesterday, i had it put in his lunchbox. and i also made asiah bring almost a quarter to her school. but then, guess what her friends said???it's delicious!!!alhamdulillah..tomorrow i've got to try the beef pie again..

Sunday, 19 June 2011

my sunday~

alhamdulillah,finished the two-day course today. following which the whole family went to a family friend's house for our parent's college reunion. good foods, mashaAllah.

there were many things i learnt. bro nuruddin told us of many things, while the topic was on shariah specifically. we started off from the basics. from its definition, its sources, how the scholars differ and why they differ. it came to me, that there are lots of topics discussed within my community that are not really important. i am not saying that it is not important at all, of course ppl would like to know why they differ, and what's the basis of their customs. but there isn't any need to fight with each other, creating disunity, belittling others. when even the scholars have agreed to disagree. what to me is the most important lesson i learnt, is that, in the context of muamalah, which includes most of human dealings (with the exception of specific worships), it is halal until proven otherwise. how much this statement would change the way someone would view or think if another asks him about the rulings in Islam.

i would, inshaAllah, post details about it, but not tonight.

another thing that amazed me is that the brother knew the reference to his points. he could quote the Quran and the Hadiths well. i was impressed with him, just as i am impressed with my doctors (ie lecturers), who seems to know answers to most questions. alhamdulillah, there is such delegating and dedicating Muslim these days. 

Saturday, 18 June 2011

sEEkEr Of knOwlEdgE..iNSHaAllah =)

alhamdulillah, given a chance to attend a course by Muslim Professional's Forum(MPF), the speaker was Syeikh Nuruddin Lemu. When my dad first announced that we (by that i mean my sisters and i) had to attend a two-day course over the weekend. we weren't excited, well, i am certainly was not excited. hehe. when no 5 asked about the speaker, and my father mentioned Syeikh Nuruddin Lemu, i was also certained i've heard the name. It was mentioned by a speaker, whom i've heard from while i was still in Kuantan, perhaps, just a month back. the speaker spoke highly of Syeikh Nuruddin. and that moment, i wasn't unexcited anymore. i want to know this great syeikh, or at least hear directly from him. so i did this morning. it was great. refreshing and new-insight, of things that i knew and thing i didn't. i am so delighted that i had that chance. tomorrow would be another day.
i want to grab as much things as i can, inshaAllah =)

happy father's day!!!

18/6:something funny just happened..haha..i posted happy father's day just now..and guess what..a status update at a friend's were wishing happy father's day too..with cute addtional texts..then someone left a comment: haha.esok father's day..kkakakaka..i wanna laugh..i knew it's 19th (jst recently though), but in the midst of these hols, i failed to keep track of the dates..haha..what's funnier, i'm not the only one =P