Monday, December 15, 2014

Tired but can't stop

I still remember the day I stand up in front of this Kaabah
Doing nothing but staring at it
Saying nothing
Weeping
Longing

And somehow trying to tell Him
That i am tired of this world
Can I just stay there
Thinking about nothing just Him?
Or can i just return to Him??
But i suddenly realized that
I am not yet prepared to face death...

Friday, November 28, 2014

Syurga dalam hati

Sembang petang di group whatsapp hari ini sangat ringkas tapi sangat menusuk dan turut meruntun sanubari. Semuanya bermula bila salah seorang dari kami bertanya apa maksud "rindukan Allah"? Ada yang kata maksudnya:

"Rindu utk beribadah"

"Rindukan saat antara kita dengan Allah sahaja"

Namun yg paling menyentap hati bila ada yg kata "rindukan Allah bermaksud rindu utk kembali kepada Allah". Allahuakbar...

Kadangkala seolah2 terlupa kita ini datang dari Dia dan pasti kembali kepada Dia. Siapakah di antara kita yg ada terdetik perasaan tak sabar utk bertemu Tuhannya??

Dan yg paling menusuk, tatkala seorang sahabat menukilkan maksud kata2 Ibnu Taimiyyah: "Dalam dunia ini ada 'syurga', dan ia hanya boleh dirasa oleh lubuk hati yg paling dalam.."

Iaitu hati yg basah dengan kerinduan pada Tuhannya, yang sarat dengan keinginan utk bersama Tuhannya... dan sesiapa yg tidak mampu merasa 'syurga dunia' itu, tidak akan merasa syurga di sana nanti.

Allah.. ampunkan kami seandainya kami menzalimi hati kami dengan membawanya jauh dari-Mu.

Wednesday, November 5, 2014

Saya Suka Orang Bisnes

Bismillah.

Saya suka orang yang buat bisnes. Terutamanya orang yang menjadi founder kepada sesuatu bisnes, bukan yg menyambung bisnes warisan yang sudah maju zaman berzaman. Mungkin kerana saya rasa saya memahami serba sedikit pahit manis kehidupan yang mereka lalui sejak berkecimpung dalam dunia bisnes.

Tak ada satu pun bisnes yang bermula dengan kesenangan apatah lagi kemewahan. Percayalah, banyak rintangan fizikal & mental yang dihadapi. Namun demi mencari rezeki, demi membantu memenuhi keperluan orang lain, mereka tetap tak putus asa. Tetap tak berhenti berjuang.

Bila saya lihat orang yg membuka gerai menjual makanan atau pakaian, pada saat mereka ditimpa hujan atau panas terik, mereka memilih untuk bertahan. Mereka cuba untuk terus menawarkan khidmat terbaik kepada pengguna. Bagi mereka cuaca bukanlah halangan untuk mereka terus berusaha mencari nafkah.

Kerana itu sejak saya sendiri ber bisnes, apabila saya mahu membeli dari orang lain, terutama bisnes2 kecil, saya tidak sampai hati untuk diminta kurangkan harga. Lagi2 kalau saya sekadar membeli satu dua perkara. Sekadar untuk menghargai mereka, juga untuk buat mereka gembira walaupun pada hakikatnya RM3 atau RM5 itu terlalu kecil jumlahnya.

Saya suka orang yg buat bisnes kerana saya percaya mereka adalah orang-orang yang memiliki pelbagai bentuk pengalaman. Saya yakin bahawa dunia perniagaan telah banyak mengajar mereka untuk menjadi orang yg cekal, yang selalu mengalah demi kepuasan hati orang lain, yang banyak berurusan dengan kerenah manusia. Bisnes juga menjadikan ramai orang semakin dekat dengan Tuhan. Mereka belajar dan semakin hari semakin sedar bahawa rezeki dan pelanggan adalah kuasa Tuhan satu-satunya.

Dan satu lagi yang saya suka tentang orang bisnes ialah; mereka kebanyakannya selalu merendah diri. Ramai orang bisnes yg berpakaian biasa-biasa sahaja, malah kadang2 cuma bercapal terutama pada hari biasa, sedangkan duit mereka lebih dari mencukupi kalau mereka mahu bergaya dengan mewah. 

Orang bisnes, mereka banyak manambah nilai dalam kehidupan orang lain. Mereka setiap masa mencuba untuk memberi yang terbaik untuk orang lain. Mereka selalu tersenyum meski dalam hati sarat kerisauan atau kesedihan, semuanya demi orang lain, demi pelanggan.

Orang bisnes, mereka hidup dengan banyak memberi. Masa, perkhidmatan, kata-kata yang baik, pertolongan demi pertolongan dan pelbagai lagi perkara yang mereka beri. Mungkin kerana itu mereka adalah orang-orang yg cekal, dan mampu mencipta bahagia dengan cara memberi sebanyak-banyaknya. Orang bisnes adalah antara orang-orang yang benar-benar memahami bahawa bahagia itu adalah dengan memberi.

Wallahua'lam. 

Friday, October 31, 2014

What Should I Write Then?

Bismillah.

Juggling between business and housewife chores is not a valid reason for me to rarely write here as I did a few months before. Yeah, I am still adapting myself with a hectic life style as a businesswoman who's still in her beginner's pace to reach her goals.

Okay off with that. Nothing beneficial to talk about me and me and me. I feel like writing here after I saw someone shared THIS article on facebook. I do agree with it. Lots of things that we shared on FB sometimes are hurting others without us noticing it. What kind of status? Erm, any status that describes about their everyday stories; what they cooked, where they ate, which country they've been, etcetera etcetera etcetera. People might say that they just wanna share about their daily lives activities, with no reason to brag at all, but still, some people do feel bad or sad about the status they read, simply because they don't get to experience the things mentioned in those self-stories.

So what is it actually that we need to share or write? Why there are just too many do's and don'ts? Is it truly wrong to share about our lives to others? Ops, I think the right question is; is it truly necessary to share about our lives with people that don't matter to us? I know it feels good when lots of people 'like' our status. But, we still need to bear in mind that opening up too much about us is not a healthy activity. ;)

For the question raised earlier, for me, the answer is: write, but not about yourself. Some people might say that they wanna inspire others from their stories. Yes, but do you know something? Lots of stories failed to inspire others because the readers can't figure out which part of other people's stories that can benefit them. Just write generally, for example if we want to inspire others about doing good deeds, straight away write how and what and why, instead of telling the good deeds that we've done. Same goes to the issue about raising kids. Do write about it, perhaps by listing down tips or steps or anything regarding that issue in general. NOT by telling the world how you raise your kids. Maybe once in a while is okay, but still, I prefer to say that personal life events should not be told publicly IF your objective is to inspire others.

However, honestly I still have no objection about people who love to post too much about them and their families. It's their choice, their right, their FB. ;) As for me, starting from now, I wanna try to avoid writing about me or my family inshaAllah. But hey, I don't deny that there are many personal stories out there that are worth reading, and maybe you (yes, YOU) can write it too; with a condition that we really take care about our style of writing so that it doesn't sound as if we are bragging.

It is a small yet complicated matter actually. But I still wanna write about it. :D

Be kind.

Choose to be kind over being right. Always.

Remember that we live in society.

Don't forget that lots of people are less fortunate than us.

Wallahua'lam,

Wednesday, October 29, 2014

Bahagia Selalu Ada Pada Kita

Bismillah.

i am trying my best to make others feel better. i wish no one is sad nor anyone feel they can hold on much longer.

i am a merchant of hope.
and the only currency i take is smile and laughter.

aku nak semua orang bahagia.
dan aku hendak khabarkan bahagia itu tidak langsung mustahil pada siapa2.

cukup dengan:
hasbunallah--
wani'mal wakeel.
cukuplah pada kami Allah--
penolong dan pelindung untuk kami.

jangan didefinisikan "bahagia" kerana takkan cukup umur engkau mencari apa jua makna yang kau tetapkan padanya.

kalau bahagia itu kaya--
kenapa terlalu ramai orang mewah masih tak bahagia?
kalau bahagia itu rupa--
kenapa terlalu ramai orang cantik masih tak bahagia?
kalau bahagia itu bijaksana--
kenapa terlalu ramai orang pandai masih tak bahagia?

hanya kerana "bahagia" itu terlihat pada orang--
tak bermakna bahagia yang ITU lah yang kita cari.

bahagia--
selalu ada pada kita.
dari sekecil2 senyuman anak di pagi hari,
sampailah sebesar2 dibangkitkan untuk satu hari lagi.

dan bahagia yang PALING memanfaat--
adalah bahagia yang KITA cetuskan pada orang tanpa kita ada langsung kehendak dibalas kembali.

make someone feel good today.
insyaAllah,
someone else would do the same to you.

By Fynn Jamal.

Saturday, September 20, 2014

Loving Him.

Allah is so kind that He gives every one of us a mother. 👵 The best human love is definitely a mother's love. But Allah says that His love and mercy exceeds a mother's love to her kids. 💟

Allahuakbar, it's beyond imagination. I am myself is a mother & honestly i can't describe how much i love my daughter. Not enough words to express my feelings towards that little girl of mine. 👧 And when I try to think that Allah says He loves us more than a mother could love her children, I am speechless. 😿

What about our love towards Him? Is it enough to make us stop sinning? Has it already filled those empty spaces in our fragile hearts?💗💗💗 May our love for Allah is enough to make us leave the things He hates. Amin

Wednesday, May 21, 2014

I Love You

Bismillah.

It's her first day.

She's very brave.

I am proud of you, my dearest.




Saturday, May 17, 2014

Bring Out The Best

Bismillah.

It has been a while.
Overwhelmed with too many stuffs and dreams.
And reality.

The past few days
When I watched a hindi movie
I learned a lot from it.
It was very moving.
A story about something that
Almost gone from the society.

I noticed one beautiful moral of that story;
WE TEND TO LOVE THE PEOPLE
THAT MAKE US FEEL GOOD ABOUT OURSELVES.
People that bring out the best from us
And always see the best in us
Hence making us having pride about ourselves.

Nowadays people keep looking for our weaknesses
And KEEP focusing on those small flaws.

Well,
Maybe we need to ask this question to the people we love;
HOW DO YOU FEEL ABOUT YOURSELF
WHEN YOU ARE WITH ME?


Friday, April 11, 2014

Terima Kasih

Bismillah.

Aku maafkan semua orang yang pernah menyakitiku.

Aku berterima kasih pada sesiapa sahaja yang pernah membuatku menangis.

Sungguh, kerana semua sakit dan air mata itu satu pengajaran yang sangat berharga dalam kehidupan.

Dan kerana aku yakin tak ada perkara yang berlaku dengan sia-sia.

Semuanya terselit hikmah dan rahsia.

Terima kasih ya Allah.



P.s.: Mohon maafkanku jua andai ada perbuatan dan perkataanku yang pernah menyakitimu.

Books. Books. Books.



Sometimes books are my escapism. And buying them is somehow a therapy. 


I want. T___T 

Thursday, April 10, 2014

Cute Cucumber Rolls

Bismillah.

Just wanna share another simple and healthy menu. I made it for yesterday's tea time. Not really tea time actually, i think it was slightly after having lunch. ;D

A picture for you.


I am not sure what's the suitable name for it. Cucumber roll, maybe. I used Japanese cucumber. You can use ordinary cucumber too. 

Notes: 

1. I mixed the tuna with diced tomato. You can add anything you want to the tuna. Mayonnaise, etc. 
2. Peel the cucumber using peeler, in order to get the shape like I have shown in the picture. 
3. Spread tuna on cucumber, but leave some empty space at the other end (refer to the first picture) so that it will be easier for it to stick after being rolled. 

What I love about this menu is; my daughter loves it so much she eats them all! Alhamdulillah. I need to be more creative to encourage her to eat vegetables.

Thursday, April 3, 2014

Bahagia dengan Memberi

Bismillah.

Saya percaya dan yakin bahawa setiap kita ada impian masing-masing yang ingin dicapai dalam hidup. Dan seandainya kita cuba senaraikan segala keinginan kita tentang hidup ini, sudah pasti kita akan dapati bahawa hampir kesemua cita-cita tersebut adalah untuk diri sendiri. Kita acapkali beranggapan bahawa kita akan memiliki kepuasan yang maksima jika kita akhirnya mencapai segala apa yang kita hajati.

Namun pada hakikatnya kita mungkin lupa bahawa kepuasan hidup itu sebenarnya datang apabila kita berjaya memberi manfaat kepada orang lain, membahagiakan orang yang kita sayang, memberi sebanyak-banyaknya kepada yang kurang mampu, membantu orang yang memerlukan pertolongan dan segala-galanya tentang menambah nilai kepada kehidupan orang lain.

Kita mungkin fikir wang di dalam dunia ini terhad. Dan nikmat yang Dia beri tidak cukup luas. Kerana itu kita takut dan berat hati untuk memberi, tidak kiralah dalam bentuk apa sahaja. Kita takut memberi, kerana beranggapan, apa yang milik kita akan berkurang. Kita berat hati untuk berkongsi, kerana kita risau hak kita perlu dibahagi-bahagikan. Lantas kita lupa dengan konsep what you give, you get back MORE. 

Agama kita terlalu indah. Ia mengajar kita untuk berkongsi dan sentiasa memberi. Kenapa agaknya ada hadith yang mengatakan bahawa sebaik-baik manusia adalah yang banyak memberi manfaat kepada manusia lain? Kenapa Rasulullah sollallahu 'alaihi wasallam mengatakan bahawa antara doa yang makbul adalah doa seorang muslim kepada saudaranya yang lain secara sembunyi, malah diaminkan oleh para malaikat? Kenapa Allah menyuruh kita untuk tolong-menolong atas perkara kebaikan?

Jika difikirkan, sudah pasti kerana terdapat kelebihan yang sangat besar apabila setiap dari kita ini punya keinginan yang kuat untuk terus memberi manfaat kepada orang lain. Allah menjadikan hati kita ini bahagia serta puas apabila kita mampu membahagiakan orang lain dan membantu memudahkan hidup mereka. Manusia yang kaya adalah yang paling banyak memberi kepada orang lain, bukan yang mengumpul harta untuk diri sendiri (atau keluarga sendiri semata-mata).

Memberilah, kerana Allah pasti membalas dengan lebih berganda
Memberilah,  kerana di situ lahirnya bahagia
Memberilah, kerana apa yang ada bukan hanya milik kita
Memberilah, kerana kaya itu bukan pada harta, tapi jiwa
Memberilah, kerana di situlah kepuasan hidup akan terasa.

Apalah erti hidup ini jika sekadar menerima dan menerima.

Wallahua'lam.

Wednesday, April 2, 2014

My New Blog. Again!

Bismillah.

Alhamdulillah, I just created a new blog about raising a bilingual child. I really hope that the dream that I have in my mind right now will one day become a reality. InshaAllah.

May Allah help me in my struggle to become a person who gives lots of benefits to others. Because the prophet sollallahu 'alaihi wasallam said "The best of people are those that bring most benefit to the rest of mankind."

Do visit it if you like. :)



Friday, March 28, 2014

Biru. Merah Jambu.

Bismillah.


Dua buku. Satu biru. Satu merah jambu. Yang biru, penuh dengan puisi dari qalbu. Tentang yang indah juga haru biru. Yang merah jambu, terkandung catatan-catatan harian sang penulis buku. Sarat dengan pengajaran, tapi ada juga kisah-kisah lucu.

 Buku tak semestinya seratus peratus tentang isi kandungan yang pembaca mahu. Yang penting ada info dan ilmu baru yang diperoleh pada setiap mukasurat yang dibelek satu persatu. 

Hidup ini bukanlah sepanjang tempoh tahun yang beribu. Cerita orang lain juga bisa jadi guru, buat yang rajin membelek buku. 

Jiwa Mendebu



Tolong Aku. Puisi Tepi Jalan. Fynn Jamal

Thursday, March 27, 2014

We Will Never Forget MH370

Bismillah.

Reading here and there about the worldwide trending issue MH370 makes me feel like writing a few notes about it too. Nothing beneficial much, just want to write something so that I'll have a memory about the beloved air plane in my blog.

* I am currently in the phase where an aeroplane's picture deeply hurts me.

* I am never in the mood of believing any theory given no matter how much convincing it seems. Because for me, that's not the most important thing I wanna know or care about. I just care about the broken hearts of Malaysian, as well as the passenger's family. And I do care about why do others show anger and hatred to Malaysia? Our hearts are already broken and shattered to pieces. Our worries for weeks have brought us far from sleep. Our souls can never stop hoping and praying that Allah will ease everything regarding the victims. None of those theories are helpful to the passengers neither their relatives. Please, don't bother to tell me anymore conspiracy theory. (Unless the theory can bring back the plane and passengers.)

* I kinda hate it when people keep saying that this incident happened due to the sins of the passengers or the crew or the airline itself. People, you are not God. You never know what's the reason behind this. And God gives obstacles not because He hates us. Never. Haven't you heard the stories of pious people who were inflicted with calamities because God loves them and wanna grant them with ample of rewards? Stop giving your negative opinion about Allah's fate. Verily Allah tests His slaves (yes we are His slaves, not servants) in order to upgrade our faith, as well as to pay the hardship with Jannah. InshaAllah. But first, redha and sabr are the two things we need to store in ourselves.

* I know lots of people are afraid of flight accidents compared to the one happens on the roads, though they are aware that road accidents occur more often than those on the sky. Well, I feel so too. Maybe because when it comes to aeroplane crash, it sounds tremendously scary. And to think about the distressed and fearful moment right before the accident happens, it is truly terrifying. But when I think again, at least the passengers in the flight were given time to make lots of du'a and say the shahadah, as preparation if calamity happens after that. I don't know. I just hope that I am not destined to face such a horrifying minutes of life. And whatever it is, I do pray that Allah will grant me Husnul Khatimah. Amin..

* When we heard the news like this, it's best for us to follow the sunnah of our prophet sollallahu 'alaihi wasallam; which is to say inna lillahi wa inna ilaihi roji'un. Not al-fatihah. This isn't the matter of we can recite al fatihah or not, it's the matter of we really want to follow the path of our beloved Muhammad sollallahu 'alaihi wasallam or we prefer another way. And don't forget to ask Allah to forgive the Muslims that died in the incident. It is sunnah.

Wallahua'lam.








Wednesday, March 26, 2014

How to Stay Young - Secret from the Quran

Bismillah.

Women will definitely love this topic, right? ;)

Just watched a short (only 3 minutes) yet interesting video by Mufti Menk regarding Ashabul Kahfi. I will put here a paragraph of the related issue regarding the secret of staying young. This is Mufti Menk's commentary on the 17th verse of surah al Kahfi, which means:

And [had you been present], you would see the sun when it rose, inclining away from their cave on the right, and when it set, passing away from them on the left, while they were [laying] within an open space thereof. That was from the signs of Allah . He whom Allah guides is the [rightly] guided, but he whom He leaves astray - never will you find for him a protecting guide.

Mufti Menk said: "When they (Ashabul Kahfi) got up so many years later, they have not aged at all, because the cave was cool and the sunlight did not even touch them. It is now proven that ageing is caused by the sun. Allahu akbar."

Alhamdulillah I am not in the situation where I need to be touched by the sunlight for a long period of time. :) But still, I can feel the heat from the blazing and scorching sun though I am inside my house. How great it is to think that Allah and the Prophet sollallahu alaihi wasallam keep reminding the women that their homes are always the best place for them. It really shows how much Allah wants to protect the women, with an abundance of benefits which we ourselves haven't discovered them all yet. No, it doesn't mean that women can't go out (or those who go out are bad women). But it's better to stay inside home when there's no reason to go out.



Well, pertaining to his words just now, Mufti Menk didn't mean to recommend us to walk here and there with umbrella all the time, he said that he just wanna show the miracle given by Allah 'azza wa jalla.

So, ladies. Don't let the sunlight directly touches your bodies and faces for hours ya. (^_~)

Allah loves us.

Wallahua'lam.



p.s.: here's the video URL https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ygT11oTGLPQ

Monday, March 24, 2014

Kongsi Rahsia




Rahsia. Sofa Biru. Nadhira Brundage.

Pernah.

Bismillah.

Pernah
Saat sejurus mendengar bacaan ayat alQuran
Hati tiba-tiba sebak
Jiwa mula hiba
Dan airmata tanpa segan silu menerpa
Meski akal adakala tidak mengerti tafsiran ayatNya

Pernah
Pundak yang berat
Dan tekanan yang menghimpit
Tiba -tiba lenyap dari minda
Tak tersedar ia hilang dari kepala
Saat jasad melangkah masuk ke rumahNya

Pernah
Tertanya dari mana keajaiban itu?

Pernah
Tersedar ia bukan ajaib
Tapi itu fitrah kita
Itulah penawar buat jiwa
Yang sekian lama jauh dari Dia.





Thursday, March 20, 2014

Bahagiakan Ibumu

Bismillah.

Mahu kongsikan sedikit kata-kata dari seminar yang saya hadiri beberapa hari yang lepas.

♡ Kalau ibu kita sedih dengan kita, hidup kita akan dipenuhi dengan kesedihan. Dan kalau ibu kita gembira dengan kita, hidup kita akan penuh dengan kegembiraan.



♡ Berdoalah bersungguh-sungguh agar Allah mengampunkan dosa ibu dan ayah kita. Tunjukkanlah pada mereka bahawa kita amat menyayangi mereka.

♡ Tunaikan hajat ibubapa, inshaAllah Dia akan tunaikan hajat kita.

Wallahua'lam.


Wednesday, March 19, 2014

We Are Prisoners

Bismillah.

Reclaim Your Heart. Again. I want to share about Yasmin's writing regarding the hadith:

This world is a prison for the believer
and a paradise for the disbeliever.
-Sahih Muslim.

For years I have been understanding the hadith with this meaning: Muslims in this life were trapped or surrounded with the rulings of Islam, where we are bound to follow the dos and the don'ts and not to exceed the limit given by Allah 'azza wa jalla. And we can only truly enjoy ourselves in the Paradise later.

Yes it's not wrong to interpret it that way, but sis Yasmin gave us a totally different and much more beautiful explanation about that particular saying of our beloved Prophet sollallahu 'alaihi wasallam. Muslims are imprisoned here because we are actually don't belong here, and our souls are yearning to go back to a better world to reside there. Muslims know that this world is a temporary place and they don't seek to live happily ever after here since they believe they are heading to another life which the souls have been wanting for so long.

And what will happen to those that think that this life is paradise? Undoubtedly they won't have the idea of struggling in the world to attain a better life after death. They would be very satisfied enough with this world and surely their hearts aren't longing to be in another life. And what happen when they feel this worldly life is already a heaven? They will become very impatient when this life is not perfect. They are quickly angered and devastated because for them, this life is supposed to be a paradise, a perfect place to settle down. Their souls never realize that there's indeed a much greater life. For every sweat and blood they've sacrificed for, they are merely for the intention of having a better life here. And that's the reason why they are really afraid of death. Nobody wants to be separated from the paradise that they've found.

Whereby Muslims, the prisoners, it's different. Their hearts will always wish to be somewhere better, not because they feel that this life is miserable, but because they yearn to be somewhere more wonderful. And no matter how pleasing this life is for them, they will never stop hoping for the Perfect life that awaits them. Or maybe we can simply say that this life is the barrier that keeps the souls from returning to their God and Home.

We are waiting.
Waiting for our 'sentence' to end
Waiting to be released
Waiting for the call
to finally live in the real paradise of ours.
Allah please grant us the highest place in Jannah.
Amin ya Rabb...


Saturday, March 15, 2014

Miles To Go



This is deep. I tried to understand this poem from the perspective as a Muslim that believes in the Herefter. Well, obviously our final abode: the Jannah is beyond lovely, but before going 'home' and resting there forever, we still have this one promise to be kept. To struggle in this life, to submit ourselves to Him, to enjoin goodness, and to find as much rewards as possible. 

Jannah, may we all meet there one day. Insha Allah. ♡

Thursday, March 13, 2014

Barley Barley

Bismillah.

When my baby was warded a few days ago (she's completely fine now Alhamdulillah), there was this one tea time (hospital) meal that I love so much! My first time eating such refreshment. Just a simple meal yet it really made my day. At that time, I couldn't wait to go back home to try the recipe. Well, it was not a lavish food, it was simply a treat called barley porridge. ∩﹏∩

Actually since a few months ago I had already started becoming a fan of barley. It happened after a good friend of mine suggested me to make barley drink for my baby who was having fever. She said barley is good to help reducing the high temperature. I googled about barley water and found out that the claim is true. Barley is indeed full with health benefits. The times of India website said that barley water is the best beverage. ⊙ω⊙ (it's a perfect drink too for hot & sunny days). You can google it if you wanna know more. Here are some of points regarding barley water:


From the times of india website.


However, before this I just consumed barley by adding it to fresh milk. With some honey and chia seeds (a very good source of omega 3). My baby loves it too. Well, to cut the long story short, I searched for barley porridge recipe the next day after my baby was discharged. Just tried a simple menu. Followed a recipe by a Malaysian mother. She uses barley, coconut milk, pandan leave, salt and sugar. I made it yesterday without using sugar and with a small amount of coconut milk. (Just now I found latin recipe of barley porridge and I think it's healthier coz it includes cinnamon and fresh milk only- no coconut milk).

In sum, these are the ingredients for the barley porridge I made yesterday:

1) barley
2) water to boil it
3) pandan leave
4) coconut milk
5) honey
6) chia seeds
7) sago
8) fresh milk
9) a pinch of salt

So, tadaa... here's the simple barley porridge prepared by my daughter's mama. >▽<



Alhamdulillah. :)


Wednesday, March 12, 2014

Short Note from a Short Talk

Bismillah.

Just wanna share a few points from yesterday's short kuliah by Ustaz Ibrahim Nuhu.

1) Zuhud/wara' means: staying away from anything that won't bring us closer to Allah/ anything that can harm our akhirah.

2) There's this one important saying: "Don't you ever write (or say) anything that you yourself won't be please to see it when Allah shows it to you on the Judgment Day."

3) Rules (hukm) regarding women are made to protect women.

4) Allah is the one granted us with beauty, and He can take it back anytime He wants.

5) What if you died straight away after you've sinned?

6) Never get involve in things that don't concern us.

7) It's very dangerous if we live in a sinful place, surrounded by sinners but we never care to remind/stop them from committing those evil deeds.


Surely there are lots more points that Ustaz gave, but they need to be explained in a long paragraphs. Plus the above points were the ones written in my note book. :)

Wallahua'lam.


I didn't draw the moon and the sun while listening to the kuliah. I drew it long before I attended it. For sure these drawing were requested by my baby. I just have no clean page to jot down the points from the talk. Why? Coz I brought the wrong notebook. 

Wednesday, March 5, 2014

Forgive Me. Forgive Them.

Bismillah.

I love to write when night falls. I love the feelings that reside in me during night time. Kinda melancholic, calm, sweet, and it's related to every word that means peace and poetic. ;)

I still remember that an ustaz once told us that there's an old Arab saying which means; if you want to apologize to people, choose to do so at night. Because the hearts are usually soft at that particular time. ^^

Well, I just can say wallahua'lam about it. I just know that I love my feelings that accompany me while writing anything after darkness strikes. I am not gonna write more on it, just currently thinking about forgiving and forgetting.

They say, to forgive is to forget.

Is it true? What does it actually mean that you really need to forget if you want to forgive others? I beg to differ from this popular quote. Mainly because: we can choose to forgive others, but to forget? Surely we aren't in control of what is still lingering in our minds and hearts. There are lots and lots of things and moments in this life which are freshly stored in our heads. Some of them might already buried far inside the memories but they are still there.

Just because it still hurts, doesn't mean that we haven't forgiven those who wronged us.

Just because the bitter story still stays with us, doesn't mean that we don't want to forgive the people who caused it.

I prefer to understand forgiveness in this way:

-we forgive them
-we stop holding grudge towards them
-we pray for them
-we treat them better than they treat us



There's one great verse about forgiving others:

In verse 85, surah al-hijr, Allah said:

"So overlook (any human faults) with gracious forgiveness."

Syeikh 'Abdurrahman as-Sa'diy has given us a beautiful tafsir to the phrase as sofhu al jamil (gracious forgiveness). He said:

"It is a forgiveness which doesn't contain the intention of hurting others, instead it pays the ill-offending deed with charity, and the mistakes with mercy. In fact, this forgiveness is given for the sake of getting countless rewards from Allah."

Subhaanallah. I know it's not easy to give forgiveness especially when the pain is still there. But, let us choose to forgive. For the sake of hoping Allah will forgive us. As well as to achieve a peace of mind after you let go of what's making you mad or cry.

I really can't stop feeling amazed thinking how beautiful are the people who still choose to treat the people who wronged them very nicely. May Allah make me and you among these special people. Amin ya Rab.

Wallahua'lam.

Friday, February 28, 2014

Breakfast. Again.

Bismillah.

So this was my breakfast for today. I can eat it everyday without complaining at all. :p

I love it because it is such a simple yet tasty and healthy meal. Well, it's almost the same with the potateggs (refer to my previous post) but no potato.

As usual, I will just put the picture here. (With some notes)


Notes:
1. I put minced carrots, mushrooms, and onion with half piece of low fat cheddar cheese.
2. Sprinkled it with white pepper and parsley flakes.
3. Put on the bread, put into oven. Done. 
4. It's delicious. Seriously. ;) 

Thursday, February 27, 2014

Makin Hari Makin Kenal

Bismillah.

Kak Ili ada sebut sewaktu halaqah tafsir yang lepas, kita ini biasanya buat maksiat kepada Allah sebab kita sebenarnya tak kenal Allah. Kalau kita lebih kenal Allah, kita akan berpelakuan lebih baik. Apa maksud kenal Allah? Tak sempat untuk mendapatkan lebih huraian dari Kak Ili tapi mungkin lebih kurang maksudnya:

- kenal dan tahu apa kewajipan kita kepada Allah

- tahu sejauh mana kasih sayang Allah kepada kita

- kenal sifat2 Allah; pengasihnya Dia, pemurahNya Dia, betapa Dia Maha Melihat, Maha Tahu segalanya

- tahu dan benar2 hayati ganjaran yg Allah sediakan untuk kita

- kenal apa itu Neraka dan sejauh mana sakitnya kita andai dihumbankan ke sana Na'udzubillah.

- kenali dan pelajari bagaimana sebenarnya untuk menjalani hidup yg sementara ini (menjadikan Nabi Sollallahu 'alaihi wasallam sebagai contoh)

- rasakan bahawa Allah itu dekat, bukan sekadar di waktu kita berdoa padaNya, tetapi juga ketika kita bemaksiat padaNya.

Jadi sejauh mana kita ini Muslim yang baik atau tidak, ia sebenarnya bergantung kepada sedalam mana kita mengenali pencipta kita. Dan saat Nabi sollallahu 'alaihi wasallam berpesan kepada kita bahawa orang yg berjaya ialah orang yg dirinya lebih baik dari semalam, mungkin antara mesej yang tersirat ialah: moga semakin hari semakin kita mengenali Allah dan mendekatiNya.

Wallahua'lam.



Wednesday, February 26, 2014

Rahasia




Less Than a Friend, More Than A Stranger.

Bismillah.

It's 26th February. Just realized that it's your 26th birthday.

May Allah bless you. May your life become better day by day. May happiness will always be yours.

I hope one fine day we will meet again. With beautiful feelings and words.

Take care, sister.

Nostalgically

Bismillah.

Alhamdulillah. A very beautiful and nostalgic day, it was.

Went to IIUM.
Spent a few hours there.
Met new and familiar faces.
Talked to strangers.
Chit chatted with old friends.
Listened to kuliah.
An absolutely exquisite hours of the day.

Honestly IIUM is the biggest piece of yesterday that still haunts me, day and night. Not in a bad way, instead it always leave me smiling and sometimes in tears, but tears that I can't describe the reason behind it, yet I am sure that the rolling pearls on my cheeks aren't because of sadness. Or maybe I can simply say, it's a longing. Longing for the past to happen again, even for a few hours, just to give the heart a nice feeling for a while. Ahh, reminiscing the past is indeed one of my best ability. ;)



Having a chance to make an existence in IIUM during night hours somehow gives me an extra nostalgic feeling. Walking down the memory lanes, whilst the soul is flying back to the places it has been to, kinda torturing the heart. Those are the places that had witnessed my hardships, my happiness, my struggles, my laughter, my devastation, my sadness, my bad days, my sweetest memory, and everything I had been through for three years.

No, this is not my first "homecoming" to IIUM after graduation. In fact, I always come here depends on the need. But still, the feeling of longing for yesterday is strongly sealed in the heart. Because I finally realized that, it's not the place that I really miss, it's the moments. Moments that will never ever return no matter how hard I try to complete all the little puzzles of those years. Even if I pursue my master here, it will never ever be the same as those few years back. It will definitely give me a new days with new adventures which are totally different from before.

Well, I think I need to stop ranting here. Coz it's already late and I have to go to sleep first. Or else I can't stop telling you about each and every part of the things about my university life that I really missed.

Just so you know, that IIUM is indeed an important part of me. And it contributes a lot to what I am today. May Allah bless all the people that had taught me a lot about life and relationships. Thank you Allah for making IIUM a part of my journey.




Tuesday, February 25, 2014

Kimbap aka Korean Sushi

Bismillah.

Last Saturday was the giving-certificate ceremony for my baby. Alhamdulillah she completed her 1st module of playgroup. The parents were informed to bring some finger foods to the event. So I decided to make kimbap or known as Korean Sushi. Well, let the picture explains about the recipe. I am too lazy to write. :p


A few notes:

1. Use the japanese rice. 
2. Boil the carrots and crab sticks for a while first.
3. Another ingredient not seen in the first picture: tuna.

That's it.

Simple, right? :)


P.s.: I learned how to make kimbap from my sis in law who graduated from Korea. She is now handling her bakery business and one of her signature meal is kimbap. If you live in the vicinity of Johor Bahru or Skudai, you can order kimbap (or cookies & cakes) from her. Like her fb page: baker's oben. 



Friday, February 21, 2014

Time to Move On.


Bismillah. 


But some memories won't just fade. And some people can't easily be erased from our minds. But we just have to deal with it. :) 

Central Africa Republic

Bismillah.

In case you are wondering what's happening there to our brothers and sisters.

Ya Rabb....



I wonder if there's any NGO in Malaysia that collect donations for them. If you know any, please tell me. Jazakumullahu khayran.

Potateggs.

Bismillah.

Sobaahal khayr readers!

I love mornings. Apart from having a me-time at this hour, I am glad that my mornings are usually associated with delicious breakfast. Haha. Did I tell you that I love eggs? I really really do. Eggs are healthy, cheap, and tasty!

So I came across this recipe (in the form of picture only) of eggs and potatoes. It's so tempting and enticing I can't refuse my inner desire to savour it. 😝

I will put the photo here of my today's breakfast. Very simple but inshaAllah healthy.



It depends on you what you would like to put inside the potato. As for me, I put diced onion, minced mushroom, a quarter slice of cheddar cheese and grated carrot. After I crack an egg on them, I sprinkle some parsley flakes and white pepper on it. 

Oh, before you stuff all those ingredients inside the potato, make sure you boil it first. After you are done stuffing it with whatever you like, bake it in the oven. 

Try it! ✌

Wednesday, February 19, 2014

Kita Lebih Indah.

Bismillah.

Dulu saya pernah tulis (di blog lama) tentang alternatif (selain perfume) bagi para wanita untuk menghilangkan bau badan. Ya, sememangnya alasan memakai wangian (sehingga lelaki bukan mahram dapat menghidu baunya) untuk menghilangkan bau kurang enak adalah alasan yang tidak boleh diterima. Masih banyak cara untuk kita berada di khalayak ramai tanpa merisaukan perihal bau badan kita.

Sekadar ingin berkongsi pengalaman, sebelum ini saya menggunakan produk anaEdar iaitu bedak anti keringat. Alhamdulillah memang berkesan menghilangkan bau dan yg paling bagus, tiada bau wangi yg boleh dihidu oleh org lain. Sejak tahun 2009 sehingga penghujung 2013 saya menggunakan bedak tersebut. Namun akhirnya semakin susah utk mendapatkan stok gara2 syarikatnya tidak lagi mengeluarkan produk tersebut.

Lalu saya cuba mencari produk baru untuk menggantikan bedak anti keringat. Alhamdulillah saya menemui satu produk namanya Smelly No More iaitu natural crystal roll on deodorant stick. ;) Bahan di dalamnya hanyalah natural Mineral salt. Tiada alkohol, tidak melekit dan 300% lebih efektif (utk menghilgkan bau) berbanding deodorant lain yg dikomersialkan. Bagi saya crystal roll ini lebih baik dari bedak keringat, lebih lama menghilangkan bau badan dan tidak berdebu seperti bedak. Sekali pakai, boleh bertahan lebih 24jam tanpa sebarang bau inshaAllah. Harganya juga tidak mahal. Cuma rm16.90 utk saiz 60g.

Ini bukan entri iklan tapi lebih kepada ingin mengajak pembaca2 perempuan untuk menggunakan produk (homemade atau tidak) yg boleh menggantikan perfume dan sgt berkesan utk menghilangkan bau badan. Nabi sollallahu alaihi wasallam mengatakan bhw wanita yg memakai wangian di khalayak ramai sehingga baunya boleh dihidu, adalah sama dengan penzina. Na'udzubillahi min dzaalik. Sesungguhnya amat keras larangan memakai wangian di khalayak ramai untuk golongan wanita tapi entah mengapa dipandang enteng. 

Ini tidak bermaksud Islam menghalang kita berwangi wangian, belilah dan pakailah sebanyak mana yg kita mahu, asalkan di hadapan sesama wanita, suami kita dan lelaki mahram (lelaki yg haram utk kita berkahwin dgnnya, seperti abang kita).

Kita ini mahal. kita ini tinggi nilainya. Jadi jangan rendahkan martabat kita yg telah Islam tinggikan. Keindahan kita, kecantikan kita, juga bau wangi dari badan kita sememangnya khas utk orang tertentu sahaja. Usah tertipu dengan lambakan produk wangian yg biasanya digunakan untuk menarik perhatian kaum adam.

Kita tak perlu berbau wangi menusuk hidung dan qalbu untuk kelihatan cantik. Kita jauh lebih indah dan istimewa jika kita menjaga syariat dan batas2 agama, demi meraih keredhaan Yang Maha Esa.

Wallahua'lam.

Wednesday, February 12, 2014

Morning is Beautiful.

Bismillah.

Good tips!

I am practicing almost all of these tips (even before I came across this picture).

Good breakfast is really what I am always looking forward. Coz that's the time where I can eat my favourite meal: any egg meal. Usually I will have egg sandwich which is my all time favourite. Never get bored eating eggs. Haha. Eggs are excellent meal for breakfast, especially if you want to lose weight. ;)

But sorry, I don't turn off my phone when I am sleeping (just turn off the wifi/mobile data), coz my phone is my alarm. And yes, I put it far from my bed. Need to get up to turn off the alarm quickly before my baby wakes up! :p

A book? I have stacks of them on the bed. Such a nice feeling to be accompanied by books. Though I might not be able to read them. Merely as bedmate? Lol. No, really, having books in a distance you can easily reach is very helpful. A page or two is better than none anyway.

Sleeping with baby means you really have to sleep in a total darkness. It's important for our health as well, and a good thing to teach our kids to sleep without lights. 

And finally, I bring my water tumbler to my room and drink before I go to bed. Don't forget green tea too. Awesome healthy drink to be consumed before you close your eyes.

Come, let's become a morning person! It's good for our physical and spiritual development. InshaAllah.

Sunday, February 9, 2014

Ibu danTelekung itu

Bismillah.

Sejak kecil sampai sekarang
Ibu selalu sahaja dalam telekungnya
Hinggakan dalam minda ini
Tatkala teringat ibu
Yang terlintas dalam minda
pasti jasad ibu yg bertelekung.

Hingga kini
Selalu sahaja tertanya
Apa lagi solat yg ibu laksanakan?
Kenapa seolah terlalu lama ibu bertelekung
Setiap kali waktu solat?

Telekung itu telekung biasa
Tapi ia buat ibu rasa bahagia
Kerana dengannya ibu mengadap Yang Esa
Dan dengannya ibu merintih tak kenal masa
Hingga ibu sering keberatan melepaskannya

Saat diri sendiri usai solat
Dan berteleku di atas sejadah
Dengan telekung masih di badan
Entah kenapa tiba-tiba terasa
Seolah-olah ada ibu dalam diri ini
Seakan diri ini menjelma menjadi ibu

Ibu
Aku ingin jadi sesucimu
Aku ingin menghadap Tuhan tanpa jemu
Aku ingin dada ini penuh rindu
Pada Tuhan yg tak pernah melupakanku
Dan yg telah menganugerahi dirimu kepadaku

Sungguh tenang melihat ibu dalam telekungnya
Aku diam2 memerhatikan dan takkan lupa
Betapa pakaian yg ibu khaskan utk menghadap Dia
Turut beri ketenangan pada aku tatkala teringatkannya

Benar
Ada ibu dalam diriku
Kerana aku tak henti wujud dalam doa ibu
Dan kerana satu masa dahulu aku menumpang rahim ibu
Sekarang giliran ibu utk hidup dalam jiwaku...

Thursday, February 6, 2014

Girlfriends.

Bismillah.

Someone forwarded this sweet entry at whatsapp and I'd love to copy it here in my blog.

READ THIS ------ IT'S MEANT FOR ALL OF US.

To all my girl friends in DoA.

A young wife sat on a sofa on a hot humid day, drinking iced tea and talking with her Mother. As they talked about life, about marriage, about the responsibilities of life and the obligations of adulthood, the mother clinked the ice cubes in her glass thoughtfully and turned a clear,sober glance upon her daughter.

"Don't forget your girlfriends," she advised, swirling the tea leaves to the bottom of her glass. "They'll be more important as you get older. No matter how much you love your husband, no matter how much you love the children you'll have, you are still going to need girlfriends.

Remember to go places with them now and then; do things with them. And remember that "girlfriends" are not only your friends, but your sisters,your daughters, and other relatives too. You'll need other women. Women always do."

'What a funny piece of advice,' the young woman thought. 'Haven't I just gotten married? Haven't I just joined the couple-world? I'm now a married woman, for goodness sake! -- a grownup. Surely my husband and the family we'll start will be all I need to make my life worthwhile!'

But she listened to her Mother; she kept contact with her girlfriends and made more each year. As the years tumbled by, one after another, she gradually came to understand that her Mom really knew what she was talking about. As time and nature work their changes and their mysteries upon a woman, girlfriends are the mainstays of her life.

After almost 50 years of living in this world, here is what I've
learned:

Time passes.
Life happens.
Distance separates.
Children grow up.
Love waxes and wanes.
Hearts break.
Careers end.
Jobs come and go.
Parents die.
Colleagues forget favors.
Men don't call when they say they will.

BUT girlfriends are there, no matter how much time and how many miles are between you. A girlfriend is never farther away than needing her can reach.

When you have to walk that lonesome valley, and you have to walk it for yourself, your girlfriends will be on the valley's rim, cheering you on, praying for you, pulling for you, intervening on your behalf, and waiting with open arms at the valley's end. Sometimes, they will even break the rules and walk beside you. Or come in and carry you out. My  mother, sister, sister-in-law, "sisters," extended family, and friends bless my life!

The world wouldn't be the same without them, and neither would I.

When we began this adventure called womanhood, we had no idea of the incredible joys or sorrows that lay ahead. Nor did we know how much we would need each other. Every day, we need each other still.

I love my girlfriends...

These Three Tips.

Bismillah.

I just found 3 simple tips to be happy in life:

1) Place your hope in Allah, only Allah.
2) Make your mother happy with you.
3) Give and give and give to people.

Why? Because:

1) when you place your dream, your expectations and your hope in Allah, you will never be disappointed. In fact you will become unbreakable, since you are holding on to the Greatest power of all. A happy life doesn't mean you won't be tested, but it will make your life easier, and you will become stronger to face all obstacles. InshaAllah.

2) Allah will bless your life more when you make your mother happy. And when your mother is pleased with you, your businesses will become easier, wallahi. If you ever stuck in days where everything seems wrong and your heart is at misery though you think you already preserve a good relationship with Allah, please check again the matter between you and your mother. Is there anything that you've done that has hurt her and she secretly still feels bad about it? Believe me you can go far in life with your mother's prayers for you.

3) What you give, you will get MORE back. Never ever feel afraid of losing things/money that you've donated. Allah will surely replace it more. Allah is the owner of this world. He can give you as much as He wants. Try it, do charity, give sadaqah regularly, even if you yourself have little. You will find that you will always get more and more in return. Giving also can be in term of kindness. Be kind to people. Offer help to them, subhaanallah, you will undoubtedly feel peace at heart and one important thing is: when you treat people kindly, usually their hearts will make prayers for you automatically. MashaAllah, what a great thing it is to be getting du'as from lots of people.

There are lots more tips and advices about how to live a happy and meaningful life. But these three are just what I thought among the most vital ones.

Wallahua'lam.

Wednesday, February 5, 2014

Can We Feel the Pain?

Bismillah.

Whenever we think about all the sins that we've done, do our hearts ache? Do we feel a totally remorseful feeling when we recall our mistakes we've committed one time ago?

Hopefully we do. And it will be better if the pain we got leads us to crying and wailing to Allah, pleading Him to forgive each and every sin that has been written in our books. We might forget certain sins that we've done, due to the countless amount of them, but truthfully, Allah never forgets. He remembers every wrong deed of us, no matter how long we've been drifted away from all black days of us.

Among the conditions of the tawbah to be accepted is; for us to feel regret. And one way to prove that we really do feel regret about our sins is by having the pain residing in heart. Wallahi it's not easy to have such feeling. It's hard for us to honestly feel contrite about our past sins. It's hard, but not impossible. The fact that you feel like repenting is already a sign that Allah wants to forgive you.

We really need to remind ourselves to have a correct understanding on how to repent. Don't ask whether Allah will accept our repentance, rather, ask ourselves whether we've repented correctly.

He is waiting for us to return to Him. He is very happy when we want to return to the right path. May we all will gather under His mercy one day. InshaAllah.

Wallahua'lam.

Tuesday, February 4, 2014

Kita punya Dia.

Bismillah.

Tazkirah Maghrib hari ni
Tentang betapa kita tak menjadi seorang yg bersyukur

Kita ada hidup yg sempurna
Ada ibu bapa yg sangat baik
Ada anak yg sempurna dan bijak
Ada makanan dan pakaian yg cukup
Tapi kita tak terasa semua tu satu nikmat besar

Sekali Allah tarik nikmat kecil dari hidup kita
Sedetik Allah uji kita dengan kehilangan yg sedikit
Barulah kita terasa betapa sukar untuk hidup seperti biasa
meski hanya kekurangan satu nikmat

Bersyukurlah dengan nikmat yg Allah beri
Berhenti bersedih tatkala melihat orang lain lebih kaya
Berhenti mengeluh saat terasa anak orang lain lebih bijak dari anak kita
Usah membandingkan nikmat dunia dengan orang yg diberi kelebihan

Percayalah
Setiap orang yang kita temui
Setiap jiwa yang kita kenali
Pasti mereka pernah kehilangan sesuatu yg mereka sayang
Pasti mereka pernah mengalami satu fasa hidup yg sukar
Yakinlah
Setiap manusia ada ujian yg Allah beri
Setiap mata pernah menangis tatkala beban di pundak terasa tak tertanggung lagi

Itulah kita
Itulah rencana kehidupan
Yang takkan henti dihuni dugaan
Saat bahagia
Bersyukurlah
Saat derita
Bersabarlah...

Allah ada.
Dia selalu ada.
Kelmarin Dia menolong kita.
Esok, Dia tetap akan menolong kita.

Thursday, January 30, 2014

Loving Strangers

Bismillah.

Some strangers
Are not really strangers in our lives
We might never meet them
But their words always comfort us perfectly
We might never hear their voices
But the warmth of their kindness
Hit us directly on the heart.

Strangers
They teach me that
sometimes love can be felt
Even without touches
And tender-heartedness is somehow
more important than the presence of the body.

She is a stranger
But she isn't strange
She's very familiar to my soul
Her prayers for me are
continuously being sent to the sky
And I hope all my prayers for her
Are now a part of her life.

Love is not a stranger
Love for a stranger isn't strange as well
Because whenever Allah puts the love in the hearts
Even two persons who live in two different worlds
Can finally meet in His mercy
And constantly exchanging the gift of prayers.

Love wins.
Love always wins.

P.s.: Thanks to my dear far away friend who gave me this novel. My very first Arabic novel. Alhamdulillah. ♡♡♡

Wednesday, January 29, 2014

Moga Terhapus.

Bismillah.

Sewaktu di dunia mungkin kita tak mampu rasakan betapa pentingnya kewujudan 'penghapus2 dosa' dalam hidup kita.

Tapi bila di akhirat nanti, kita akan sedar pentingnya semua itu. Terutama bila kita harapkan mizan (timbangan) itu berat dengan pahala dan bukan sebaliknya.

Jadi, andai saat ini kita didatangi penghapus dosa seperti kesakitan, kesedihan, kerisauan dan juraian air mata, jangan mengeluh, jangan terus terusan menyalahkan diri. Bersyukurlah Allah masih beri peluang kepada kita untuk mengurangkan kuantiti dosa yang entah berapa banyak itu.

“Tidaklah menimpa seorang mukmin berupa rasa sakit (yang terus menerus), rasa letih, kekhawatiran (pada pikiran), sedih (kerana sesuatu yang hilang), kesusahan hati atau sesuatu yang menyakiti sampai pun duri yang menusuknya melainkan akan dihapuskan dosa-dosanya.' (Bukhari & Muslim)

Wallahua'lam.

Thursday, January 23, 2014

Mend your Heart

Bismillah.

If you have pains in the heart
Or bruises from the past
Submit yourself to Allah
Plead to Him
Because only Allah can heal you

And because He is the only One
who can mend your heart.

Feel Him. He is there.
He is nearer than your own jugular vein.
Seek Him. You will find Him.

"Allah always 'speaks' to us. But the problem is, whether we are listening or not."

Allah Cares about You.

Bismillah.

When a friend tells me about how people around her keep complaining about her flaws (or things she did that don't please them), it somehow makes me feel so sad. Sad for her and for everyone that experiences the same thing. 

Yes it is such a heart breaking moment when you realized how much people are very well aware about your imperfections rather than the good deeds that you've done. All the sacrifices that you did seem like insignificant and never make them appreciate you. Is that an inborn attribute of human? I am not sure.

I just can say that lots of people (maybe not all) do realize the goodness in you and those kind deeds you've done, but only after you've gone from their lives (for a while or for a long period of time) or after you died. Serious talk.

However, how to soothe this sadness? A kind of dejection that keep making us feel gloomy for being not good enough in their eyes. We are not perfect, of course. But making people feel that they are never good enough for whatever they do is indeed a heart-wrenching thing. And at times, this situation is able to dig the rebellious feeling from the soul.

Maybe it's time for us to start depend and relate everything to Allah. You have done good deeds but they seem invisible to others eyes? Don't worry, Allah is Aware about those deeds and will definitely give you an abundance of rewards.

Regard other people's opinions about you as advices. Or perhaps you can try to forgive them (for hurting you with their words) by reminding yourself that they are doing so mainly because they love you and care about you.

If you feel hurt, remember one thing, don't do the same to others. Keep treating people the way you want to be treated. Overlook their flaws and appreciate/ compliment them for the beautiful simple things they've done. Society might hurt you again and again, but try to be a part of a new society where love and kindness are what really matter.

After all, remember that Allah knows. Allah never forgets. Allah cares about you more than others. What else matter more than that?

Wallahua'lam.


Wednesday, January 22, 2014

Sejenak. Sebentar. Sementara.

Bismillah.

Entri pendek sebelum masuk tidur. Sejak bergelar ibu, terlalu banyak perkara yg buat saya lebih faham akan hakikat hidup ini. Antaranya adalah tentang perpisahan dan keinginan yg tak terpenuhi.

Semua ibu pasti ada kisah sedih masing-masing dalam proses memisahkan anak dengan susu badan. Mungkin ada yang ambil masa singkat, ada yang tak mudah dan biasanya, proses itu pasti terselit deraian airmata si anak. Sungguh, ia satu fasa yg penuh emosi.

Terutama bagi anak2 yang 2tahun (atau lebih) menyusu badan, bukan mudah baginya untuk tiba-tiba kehilangan 'teman rapat'nya itu. Bayangkan kita ada seorang sahabat baik, yg sentiasa menenangkan kita, menemani kita tidur, dan hampir setiap masa tidak pernah jauh dari kita. Namun tiba satu ketika, sahabat itu harus pergi. Teman itu tiada lagi. Subhanallah sememangnya ia bukan satu perkara yg mudah untuk diharungi.

Sayu rasanya hati bila terfikirkan perkara itu. Mungkin tidak melampau andai saya katakan perpisahan seorang anak dgn susu ibu adalah antara perpisahan terawal dalam hidupnya. Dan dari situ dia mula belajar, bahawa

♤ Ada nikmat yg Allah beri, tapi ia takkan selamanya ada dengan kita.

♤ Perpisahan itu menyakitkan. Tapi cepat atau lambat, ia tetap akan sembuh satu hari nanti.

♤ Tak semua perkara yg kita sayang, yang kita mahu, akan selalu jadi milik kita. Kerana itulah sunnah kehidupan ini; segalanya berpenghujung.

♤ Menangis tak akan mengembalikan sesuatu yg hilang.

Nah. Mungkin saya sedikit exaggerate dalam meletakkan analogi itu dengan kehidupan setelah dewasa, namun itulah antara norma kehidupan yg saya pelajari dari seorang anak kecil. MashaAllah, rupanya sedari kecil lagi Allah mahu mengajar kita bahawa tiada yg kekal dengan dunia ini.

Kegembiraan kita tak kekal. Begitu juga dengan Kesedihan kita. Kerana itulah sunnah kehidupan dunia: sementara.

Wallahua'lam.

Monday, January 20, 2014

Astaghfirullah

Bismillah.

Kalau kita sedih
Kalau kita resah
Kalau kita susah
Kalau kita mahu zuriat
Kalau kita mahu dimurahkan rezeki
Kalau kita mahu hati bahagia
Kalau kita mahu Allah sayangkan kita

Istighfar lah.
Istighfar lah.
Istighfar lah.
InshaAllah Dia mudahkan apa yg sulit.
InshaAllah Dia beri apa yg sebelum ini kita tak punya.

Ia petua yg Allah ajarkan pada kita.
Disebut dalam surah Nuh.
Bukan sekadar untuk dibaca.
Namun penuh pengajaran kepada kita.
Jika kita benar-benar mahu mengambil hikmahnya.

Ayuh lazimkan istighfar.
Istighfar dengan penuh pengharapan

Agar Dia mengampunkan....

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