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Tuesday, 24 July 2012

day 8

today is the 8th day we're fasting, but not from food and srink, that person would probably know about what..

alhamdulillah, Allah has made us through this 8 days, oh Allah, please lengthen it for us as long as that halal relationship is yet to come. please ya Allah, i beg you for this one. Ameen.

this is the 5th day of fasting, alhamdulillah. there is little that i've done, but oh Allah, please accept from me the little things that i do, and forgive for me all the sins i did, be it small or big. ameen.

Sunday, 22 July 2012

Taxi with Ba

today, is supposed to be a day-off for me..i managed to get the dress for Aisyah's wedding 1/4 done.  Went to visit Atuk's kubur, and there's not much actually :(

but one thing happened that touched my heart today. as Ba n I was going to pick up his car from the carwash in JJ, we weren't sure of either taking the taxi or just drive another car. but then, we saw a taxi just at the end of the little road at the back of our house. so, Ba just asked if he could send us off to Jaya Jusco (where there is Ba's favourite carwash),. The taxi driver replied with a yes but asked us to wait a few seconds because he wanted to pay the taxi rent.

teksi Malaysia
it was the first i'd knew that a taxi driver would have to rent the car (ie his taxi) before he could go on searching and earn his living.

i know, it's just like a shop-owner had to rent the shop-lot before he could start his business.

but then, with all the hardwork, may Allah bless his efforts and rizq he gets through it.

anyway, as Ba and I waited, we decided that I'd pay for the ride as Ba didn't have small change.

so, we started the ride, after the taxi driver finished his dealings.

the taxi driver and Ba went on chatting like adults (which I could not hope to hop in!)..

and the taxi driver went on narrating why he had to rent the taxi on his own, which was because he had been cheated by a friend in some ways.

and that being a taxi-driver is only his part-time job (which could mean that he is also doing other jobs)

as we were passing through Taman Jaya, the taxi driver pointed to us a house of a widow, with 3 children, all were mentally disabled. living on her own (i can;t remember if he said anything about her having a job), her husband passed away about 3 months ago (if my memory served me right). he visited the house and really, he saw nothing except one single-sized bed. at times, they really had to eat only rice and salt.

then, we asked about whether or not the Surau committee knew about it, or the Social Welfare Department, i couldn't remember whether he said he didn't know or it wasn't enough.

he said that he would sometimes, once a week, go to market, cook extra dishes and send it to the family.

he addded with 'kte ingat kte dah susah, rupenye ad org lagi susah'...

him? a taxi driver? who had to work hard for his earnings? subhaanallah, such a big heart in that small taxi. may Allah accept from him his deeds. may we all follow his footsteps, ameen.

lafter a few minutes, we reached JJ, where he dropped us. he said the ride was RM7.50, before I could take out the money from my purse, Ba asked me to leave (remember that Ba and I had agreed for me to pay as he had no small change?). and I know Ba, he would have paid the guy some fifties, and some for the widow's family.

may Allah bless Ba too.

Allah has blessed me sooooooo much by letting me live this life around wonderful people, for me take heed and learn from them. may Allah include me and all the people above among the Muhsineen. Ameen.

Saturday, 21 July 2012

Atuk&Wan

Bismillah


'Eidul-Fitri 1432
Semalam pergi lawat Atuk&Wan for first berbuka of this Ramadhan. Atuk asked everyone to sit down for a minute following jemaah Maghrib. He then conveyed his thanks to us all, his grandchildren and children for coming over. 

Oh. betapa tak layaknya, siapa yang patut berterima kasih sebenarnya? tu kan rumah atuk. rumah atuk yang kitorg sedara2 tlg kecohkan biler berkumpul? tlg sepahkan???*huk3*

Semoga Allah berikan Atuk&Wan ketenangan&keberkatan dalam hari2 yang mendatang. Semoga hari2 yang dtg menjadi ladang buat Atuk&Wan di syurga menanti. Ameen.

My thoughts: 1st Ramadhan 1430


This day, last year my family and I was in Makkah. I did my first umrah a day before, the noon before the first Maghrib of Ramadhan.

I had a problem, thus, I cannot perform the umrah even after 3 days of arrival to the Land of Masjidil Haram. It was Ba who remained with me to do tawaf and sa'i as everyone else had made the umrah twice before I could perform mine. 

He needn't to actually, but because I'm his daughter and he is my father, he did so, even under the hot sun and difficult walks of 7 rounds circling the Ka'bah, and another 7 times of to-and-fro  of Safa and Marwah. How can I repay him? I'll do my best, but Allah's reward is really, the best for him.

We did the tawaf before dzuhur, prayed dzuhur, and then continue for sa'i.

All that being said, later in the day, we reached the masjidil haram before it had adzan, thus, we heard the call to prayer within the haraam. We stayed till Isya', did our first tarawikh in Makkah, before we could have our dinner. We didn't want to leave the haraam because we knew it was going to be difficult for us to get in again if we had leave. Thus, following dinner we rented a taxi to get to Bir Ali for miqat and niyyat

Some of us performed the umrah straight away, some did the next morning. Muslims would take the chance to perform umrah at least once in Ramdhan, because of one Rasulullah's (saw) hadith: 

taken on 28/7/2011 during Turkey-Urdun-Haramain trip '11
Ibn `Abbâs relates that Allah’s Messenger (peace be upon him) asked a woman from Madinah: “What prevented you from embarking on the Hajj pilgrimage with us?”  
She replied: “We had two camels. My husband and child took one and left the other for the rest of us to ride on.” 
The Prophet (peace be upon him) then told her: “When the month or Ramadan arrives, go for ‘umrah, because `umrah in Ramadan is like accompanying me on Hajj.” [Sahîh al-Bukhârî (1764)]

There isn't much that I wrote about this trip of ours last year, perhaps, it's time that add values to it.
May Allah grant us the rizq to go there again, together. One day, InshaAllah. Ameen.

May Allah grant us all a better Ramadan this year than last year.