Saturday, December 8, 2007


Salam friends…

How is everybody at the moment? I hope everyone is fine insyaallah. I will like to post something like a question here so that we all can discuss. Let me start.

It was my first UNGS 2050 class, stands for Islam, Ethics and Fiqh for everyday Life. So, the lecturer was giving an introduction while at the same time going into some topics in the course. He talked about Muslim people, their population and how this influences the increasing number of Muslims in the world. He said that the very big population of Muslim today is MAINLY due to the increasing number of Muslim child being born, the reproductivity of the Muslim people themselves, not because of the big number of non-Muslims converting to the religion Islam, and also not because of the hard and continuous work of the Muslim preachers in spreading the Din.

So, the question is, is what he said is true? Has it got basis? I will leave this as it is and I shall wait for your opinions/comments and will publish them here. Just want us to have a jolly discussion.

Till then, take care.

Thursday, November 29, 2007

a death tonight...

Around 2200 today, my mother asked me to accompany her to our TUDM Mosque, in Shah Alam.
My father told me before that there was a death, and as xTUDMs, we felt obliged to attend it.
So, after changing my clothes and taking ablution, we drove off to the mosque which was about 10 minutes from our house in Bukit Jelutong.
In the vehicle, I asked my mother who is this person that passed away.
She said that this dear woman was an acquaintance of her when we used to live in TUDM Subang.
They used to play volleyball together along with other women.
Well, that must be sad.
And to add to that, she died because of cancer.
When we arrive there, people were gathering at the left side of the mosque where the place to Wash the 'jenazah' is situated.
So my mother went ahead where the ladies were and I headed for the men.
I knew only few out of these people over there because they were working people, I mean, my father would have known them rather than me.
I just stood there watching from outside, the ladies preparing to wash the 'jenazah'.
While standing, I observed there are people having some conversations, here and there, some are smoking, and some are just like me, watching and doing nothing.
I remembered I have not prayed isya' at that time due to some matters so I went inside the mosque and found two people were praying and I, without wasting any time joined up.
It is narrated that congregational prayer is more loved in the sight of Allah by 27 times.
Is not that a lot?
Let’s say that if I work alone, I only get RM1, but if I work with a pair, I get RM27...?
Just an analogy though, it does not suppose to be the exact meaning. =)
anyways, after praying, I went back to the people and still, doing the same thing, watch.
Somehow I felt touched, to see people not really into this death thing, you know what I mean?
Truly I believe that, when one attends such ceremony, that is a death of someone, especially one that is dear to you, you will feel too much and you cannot stop that feeling from affecting you.
Whether you try to hide your face and your tears from falling down, or you let it be.
I don't know, maybe different people different experience.
Whatever it is, emotions, sometimes they are good for you. Not to mention crying.
But being mad is no, as a branch of emotions itself because this one is killing.
Prophet once said don't be angry and he repeated it three times emphasizing how not good it is to get mad or angry.
Crying, I see it in another perspective that it helps to cool the heart in one way. I believe and through experience, crying has many benefits and also, it comes in many ways to you. You don't just cry when you are angry, do you? What I mean here is crying, there must be situations that make you want to cry.
I think I deviated from my story already. We will continue about crying tomorrow Insha’Allah ok. =)
so, then I went back inside the mosque to make some doa' for this lady. tell you the truth, even though I don't know her, inside I feel like she's very dear to me. and when I saw her two boys crying outside, it really touched me.
two little innocent kids losing their mom..
quite a trial.
maybe this is the outcome of the so called brotherhood in Islam that a lot of people do not see.
I am also saying this to myself.
we Muslims must have what you call in Arabic as ghirah(غيرة) towards the Muslims among themselves.
meaning, we feel for each other, we sympathize and empathize for whatever that is happening to our fellow Muslims, the tortures, slain, plights, and also assaults made and launched by the enemies of Muslims.
we must really feel for them.
be them Chinese, Indians, Indonesians, Myanmars, Vietnamese, or any other race that exist on the face of this world.
sometimes we only see the white, good looking people in our hearts, not our kind.
by kind I mean faith.
this should not happen my brothers and sisters.
sometimes we see people of the same color as the same as us and we treat them normal, but when we meet up new other-color people from the outside, we treat them one of a kind, that goes to you too ismat.
I don't mean that white people are to be kept away from or what not. they are the same as us, human beings that need love and care.
people like to see beauty don't they..?same here.
but when we realize that this beauty is not what we are striving for, not what we are made to have, we would gradually see other people who are not as lucky as we are, not as rich as we are, and not as good looking as we are, if we are.
our hearts will become more soft and easily touched.
and this can be achieved by taqarrub ilaLlah.....

Well, that's it for now, until we meet again...

Tuesday, November 6, 2007

demam peperiksaan berakhir sudah...


assalamualaikum semua.
kembali semula setelah sekian lama menghilangkan diri, mungkin hampir 2 bulan, mungkin lebih!
apa pun, biarlah apa yang telah dikata kerana saya telah pun kembali semula.
sebenarnya bukanlah hobi saya menulis dengan panjang lebar meluahkan segala isi hati dan perasaan dalam sebuah 'blog' agar dapat dibaca oleh semua orang, tetapi saya menulis atas dorongan teman- teman baik, yang saya percaya ada faedahnya dalam saranan mereka suatu hari kelak.
minggu yang lalu saya telah melalui fasa terakhir semester 1 07/ 08 dengan peperiksaan yang berakhir pada Ahad, 4/11/2007. alhamdulillah, segalanya berjalan lancar walaupun di sana ada kekurangan yang banyak. insyaallah doakan segalanya baik.
semasa 'examination period', banyak perkara yang saya fikirkan, banyak juga perkara yang saya lalui, dan selain itu banyak juga perkara yang bakal saya lalui.
apa yang saya fikirkan?
pertamanya, ketika musim peperiksaan itu, pada hakikatnya saya langsung tidak mempunyai persediaan yang rapi disebabkan satu faktor penting, iaitu diri saya.
seperti pepatah Inggeris yang berbunyi,'everything begins within you'.
semudah itu sebenarnya diri kita ini.
bukanlah maksud saya segalanya mudah, tetapi setiap sesuatu itu bermula dengan kehendak kita.
jikalau kita inginkan kejayaan dalam kehidupan ini, kita perlu berusaha, bukan begitu?.
dan sebaliknya, kehidupan tanpa usaha adalah kegagalan.
sepertimana firman Allah swt di dalam al- Quran yang mafhumnya, ALlah tidak akan mengubah nasib sesuatu kaum itu selagimana kaum itu tidak mahu berubah.
mafhum ayat yang mudah difahami, iaitu kita sendiri yang perlu ada keinginan untuk berubah barulah Allah akan memberikan bantuan dalam perubahan itu.
kembali semula kepada perkara yang dibincangkan, keinginan saya untuk menduduki peperiksaan tiada kerana tiada persediaan, kurang atau tiada motivasi untuk mentelaah pelajaran, kurang/ tiada persekitaran/ bi'ah yang membina, juga malas.
dipendekkan cerita, alhamdulillah Allah itu Maha Penyayang dan Pengatur segala sesuatu, saya dapat juga menggagahkan diri untuk menjadi lebih bersemangat- walaupun pada saat akhir peperiksaan, dan alhamdulillah saya dapat menjawab dengan tenang...
apa yang saya tulis tentang faktor- faktor penghalang di atas bukanlah agar teman mengikuti langkah- langkah itu- semestinya tidak- tetapi adalah untuk menjadi benteng atau batas dalam menjalani hidup seharian sebagai seorang pelajar di sekolah, kolej, universiti, mahupun hidup.
hidup kita, kita yang tentukan, disertai dengan usaha, doa dan tawakkal kepada Allah swt. nasihat serta saranan daripada guru, ibu bapa, teman- teman, kita terima dan fikir- fikirkan.
nasihat itu sebenarnya adalah hak kita.
apabila kita meminta saudara kita memberi nasihat, dia harus memberikan nasihat, walaupun merasa diri tidak layak dalam maksud untuk memenuhi hak sebagai saudara muslim.
saya secara peribadi setuju dengan sistem peperiksaan, tetapi bukanlah sepenuhnya kerana kadang- kadang kita hanya belajar semata- mata untuk menjawab peperiksaan, bukan untuk diambil untuk masa depan kita.
kebaikannya pula, pelajaran lepas yang telah kita pelajari kita muraja'ah semula agar tidak lupa dan di situ akan timbul kembali semangat untuk mula rajin belajar.
apa pun, janganlah kita menjadikan peperiksaan itu alasan untuk tidak berjaya dalam kehidupan, sebaliknya jadikanlah ia sebagai pemangkin untuk bergerak ke hadapan.
kerana sebagai seorang muslim adalah merupakan suatu tanggungjawab untuk menuntut ilmu.
sungguh banyak ilmu yang telah ditinggalkan oleh para ulama kita terdahulu untuk kita semua, hanya atas diri kita sendiri untuk menuntutnya kembali dan mengembangkannya.
mereka semua adalah contoh- contoh tauladan yang terbaik buat kita semua, seperti ibn Khaldun, ibn Sina, ibn Rusyd, al- Khwarizmi, al- Razi, dan ramai lagi di mana yang disebutkan hanyalah sebahagian kecil daripada kelompok cendekiawan Islam yang agung.

kita bagaimana?

Thursday, September 27, 2007

Ramadhan...your already half gone...

assalamualaikum warahmatullahi wabarakaatuh brothers and sisters in Islam!

may all of us feel greatly and get carried away as far as possible with the blessed month of RAMADHAN!!! =)

there is not a better time, in fact i can say the best time, in anyone's life to really be racing in doing 'amal ibadah' than this month.

so, anybody out there need to be told to start racing?!!! i guess not.

maybe some people understand and appreciate how this month is so special to them that they forgot to tell it to others...

but, there are also those out there that don't even know:
-->what do we have to do in this Ramadhan?
-->why do we have to read the Quran more when it's Ramadhan?
-->is Ramadhan that important?
-->why people have to change when it's Ramadhan?
-->why people have to give more charity in the Ramadhan?
-->why people look more 'alim' (some might even have the thought 'konon-konon alim') in Ramadhan?
-->why do we have to pray Tarawikh?
-->why is Tarawikh only in Ramadhan
-->and many more questions that, sincerely saying as a muslim, that we must know...

some people just(with a long u sound) like to dispute over small 'furu''things such as:
>>why do you pray 8, not 20?
>>why do you pray 20, not 8?
>>Tarawikh prayer is more important than Fard prayer
>>reading the Quran without 'penghayatan' (lupa la bahasa inggerisnya)

and some don't even bother to do anything in this so very very blessed month of Ramadhan...

really sad...

ila marrah akhar...=)

Tuesday, September 18, 2007

sorry everybody =)

assalamualaikum and a very good evening to everybody, especially to my friends who have been continuously asking me to update my blog. thanks for the so many pushes now that i am able to force my fingers to type again.

to tell you the truth, the first time i registered this blog, that was the first time i made a post until now. what a bad attitude, don't you people think so?!

anyway, let us not talk about myself alone. let's now ponder upon our own selves.

hey, that sounds interesting, dontcha think so? pondering upon our own selves... who have even done that before...

probably out there, there are many among us that do this thing all the time which is usually termed as 'muhasabah'.

well, that's just a probability.

my sincere opinion, not many. and to tell the truth, i seldom do it. why? well, the negative part of the self which is called 'nafsu' in my language will straight away answer:
it's a waste of time,
sleeping is better,
maybe some other time... and so on and the list goes on... that's typical i guess.

to be continued...

Thursday, August 9, 2007


Yea.. Ana kembali bersinar!!

alhamdulillah...alhamdulillah...alhamdulillah...ku rafa'kan kesyukuran yang tidak terhingga kepada Pencipta sekalian manusia, Allah swt.

rasa syukur tidak terhingga kepadaNya, memberi masa lagi kepada hamba ini untuk mengambil helaan nafas yang seterusnya, hingga tiada lagi selepas itu yang pasti datang kecuali kematian menjemput tiba.

saudara dan saudari yang dikasihi sekalian, pesanan yang utama dan patut diutamakan adalah mengajak manusia untuk mengenali Allah.