Scribble #8

Went on a drive down memory lane yesterday to Shah Alam’s Seksyen 17 & 18 after class.

INTEC life was the life i have once sworn to forget.
But then again, forgetting your past means forgetting a part of yourself.
And forgetting a part of yourself shows arrogance to what Allah has perfectly planned for you.

It is good to remember how you used to be so you may become thankful to Allah on what you have become.
If you have been struggling to become a better abid to Allah and a person that is.

wakuntum ala shafa hufratim minannari faanqazakum minha
And you were on the edge of a pit of the Fire, and He (Allah) saved you from it

Memories of the past should humble you before Allah.
Memories of the past should teach you to be patient and forgiving in dealing with others.
Memories of the past should make you realise that Allah holds your heart no other can.
Memories of the past shows change can happen if you want it and Allah will make it easy upon you.

And Memories of the past has indeed proven the ayah ‘Layukallifullahu nafsan illa wusaha’ Allah does not burden you more than you can bear’ since you have made it this far. In this, you will find courage and strength on what is to come for as long as you do it for His sake.

Indeed, He is the best planner.

May Allah guide our steps ahead. Ameen.

p/s: was at KIBAR Shah Alam yesterday also. Subhanallah, learning Arabic is the best!

Scribble #7

Lessons learnt:

Your story may not have such a happy beginning but that does not make you who you are. It is the rest of your story, who do you choose to be.

Inner peace.

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Tarbiyyah dari Allah setiap hari.

Fabiayyiala irabbikuma tukazziban?
Maka nikmat Tuhan yang manakah kamu dustakan?

Scribble #6

Meeting akhawat is therapeutic. Meeting akhawat before iftar is doubly therapeutic. To cook with them for the sake of Allah is unbelievably therapeutic.

Alhamdulillah.

Now back to assignments.

Infiruu khifafan wa tsiqalan! March forward, light or heavy!

Scribble #5

What a day. 🙂

Spent time with officemates’ children during majlis doa selamat for 3 hours.
Subhanallah, what  joy and calm they bring to your heart!

It’s Jumuah. Suratul Kahfi lets!
Usrah is tomorrow as well.

How wonderful what Allah has in His plan, before tough days at uni.

Scribble #4

Of iblis arrogance.

When Allah SWT created Prophet Adam AS, Allah SWT asked iblis to prostrate before Adam AS.

Iblis arrogantly refused saying,
ana khayrumminhu, khalaqtani min narin, wa khalaqtahu min tinin,
I am better than him (Adam AS), You created me from fire and him You created from clay.

And Iblis was then banished from heaven and promised to lead other children of Adam AS astray until the day of judgement.

Iblis has no problem in worshiping Allah.

Imprinted in the Quran is him saying:
inni barii umminka, inni akhafullaha rabbal alamin
Indeed, I dissassociated from you, indeed, i fear Allah, rabbal alamin.
after he has lead a son of Adam AS astray.

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Moral: Please do not repeat Iblis mistake to other children of Adam AS. Modern day arrogance can include:

a) I studied overseas, you studied local
b) I can speak well, you stutter
c) I can do this, you don’t
d) I own this, you don’t own anything
e) How come his idea was heard and not mine?
f) How was he chosen instead of me?
g) and it goes on to any range of thoughts.

Let’s keep our hearts check at all times. Arrogance can affect anyone, even with people who attends weekly halaqah/usrah. Renew our niat at all times. Always look at others with mercy. Fear Allah SWT.

May Allah SWT protect us from the evil whispers of iblis.

Scribble #3

Just spent a record breaking 12 hours in the library. Tired. A little bit more to go.

Presentation tomorrow, 2 write ups due this week and next, a case study, mid term exam around the corner, 2.5 hrs drive back home tomorrow, work on Thursday.

And my best moment of the day is still reciting Allah’s book.

Alhamdulillah.

Falaa uqsimu bimawaki innujum. Wa innahu laqasamullaw ta’lamu na azim. Innahu laquranun kareem. Fi kitabim maknun.

Scribble #2

In our daily journey, Allah places 5 stops for you to refueled.
Those stops are your solah.

Refueled well.

May Allah SWT grants us the gift of khusyu’ in performing them. May He accept our ibadah.

Scribble #1

Be grateful and thankful to Allah for the gifts that He has given you. If you do, He will give you more. If you don’t, you won’t ever feel that you have enough.

Contempt is the matter of the heart; not the things you strut.

~ Ya Allah, make us as syakirin who are always thankful in whatever that You gave us, with little or with more. Make us the people who will always be the upper hands. Make us feel contempt of everything that You grant us.

Ameen.

Note to self – ‘Towards Building Ummah Consciousness’

These are notes to myself and to others who wants to gain consciousness.

1. “In a society which trains its citizens in the art and philosophy of achieving instant self-gratification, of becoming thoroughly submerged in one’s own bubble of pleasure, it becomes dangerously difficult for one to develop a world consciousness and concern for others. The intensity of this struggle is signified by the fact that one has to cultivate his concern for society without the help of society, and consequently, many will often be left aside to froth around in the artificial sands of their own world. Yet, for the most part, that world too is not even their own, and is rather the mass amalgamation of what the rest of the world (as they know it) is – from idolizing celebrities that they wished they were, to chasing after the will-o’-the-wisp of appearing important and popular in the eyes of other people (assisted through mediums such as Facebook), to engaging in intense debates on the most frivolous of issues that have no actual connection to their own life (including sports), their mind and efforts become wholly tied in a struggle and existence that is not theirs.”

2. “This attitude also extends to our love of the Ummah: one can gauge the seriousness of the issue by simply looking at how deeply Islamic charities nowadays depend on holding concerts for raising funds for humanitarian causes, and how they sadly have big name Muslim celebrities entertain the Muslim crowds, in order to squeeze out money from the pockets of Muslims. This phenomenon, which has several variations (including basketball tournaments for charity), is extremely telling of the “Ummah consciousness” of a people, and their sheer addiction to fun and self-gratification, where they have to indulge themselves first before coming to the aid of the needy in their own Ummah. It does not seem to carry the same spirit of generosity and urgency when the Prophet ď·ş said, “Guard from the Fire, even by giving half of a date fruit in charity.”

3. “If one truly believes in Islam as a whole, one must believe that the needs of the Ummah supersede his or her own needs. Our enormous energies and talents deserve not to be wasted away in corporate offices, but rather in the service of the greater good of humanity. Becoming doctors, engineers, or accountants is certainly not inherently wrong- but we must realize that building the character of a nation, that curing them of spiritual diseases, is much harder and requires ten times more resources than building the infrastructure of a nation.”

4. “If one believes the state of affairs of the Ummah to be pathetic today, we must believe ourselves individually to be pathetic as well. We have become desensitized to the plight of the world – how else can one describe our historically unprecedented ability to hear tragedy after tragedy, yet go back to spend hours watching T.V shows and games? Television claims to serve our powers of seeing and hearing, but in reality, it has taken control of our faculties of thinking, by controlling what we see and how we see. Ironically, we often accuse our brethren living in Muslim majority countries of being too sensitive, of being too combustible and manipulated by those who seek to give Islam a bad name. Yet few realize that we too, awash in our luxuries and numbed into silence and inaction by them, are also being manipulated by those same forces.”

5. “Islam, though, is not meant to be taken up as a hobby, but as a life calling – and until we forgo our individualistic dreams and build grander dreams for the Ummah, one cannot have high expectations for the future. This is the fundamental mistake made by Muslims today, and in reality, it is this mistake which threatens ruin and destruction on the Muslim community.”

6. “We must find a way to collectively fight back against these sterilizing forces, of creating new forces and institutions that are free from these dangers, and learn to orient our lives and ambitions toward the service of Allah and all of His creation – and if we can accomplish that, undoubtedly our future descendants will surely come upon a time, God-Willing, where decent men and women all over the world from Haiti to China will smile freely, and feel relieved at having found out that the forces of good have not been vanquished, that goodness and altruism still shine throughout Allah’s earth, like the morning glow rejuvenates us after the lethargy of the night.”

Source: Suhaibwebb.com

Nikmatnya Syurga…

Dengan nama Allah Yang Maha Pengasih, Maha Penyayang.

1. Bukankah pernah datang kepada manusia waktu dari masa, yang ketika itu belum merupakan sesuatu yang dapat disebut?
2. Sungguh, Kami telah menciptakan manusia dari setetes mani yang bercampur yang Kami hendak mengujinya (dengan perintah dan larangan), kerana itu Kami jadikan dia mendengar dan melihat.
3. Sungguh, Kami telah menunjukkan kepadanya jalan yang lurus; ada yang bersyukur dan ada pula yang kufur.
4. Sungguh, Kami telah menyediakan bagi orang-orang kafir rantai, belenggu dan neraka yang menyala-nyala.
5. Sungguh, orang-orang yang berbuat kebajikan akan minum dari gelas (berisi minuman) yang campurannya adalah air kafur ( Nama satu mata air di syurga yang airnya putih dan baunya sedap serta enak sekali)
6.(yaitu) mata air (dalam syurga) yang diminum oleh hamba-hamba Allah dan mereka dapat memancarkannya dengan sebaik-baiknya.
7. Mereka memenuhi nazar dan takut akan suatu hari yang azabnya merata-rata di mana-mana.
8. Dan mereka memberikan makanan yang disukainya kepada orang miskin, anak yatim dan orang yang ditawan,
9. (sambil berkata), “Sesungguhnya kami memberi makanan kepadamu hanyalah kerana mengharapkan keridaan Allah, kami tidak mengharap balasan dan terima kasih dari kamu.
10. Sungguh, kami takut akan (azab) Tuhan pada hari (ketika) orang-orang berwajah masam penuh kesulitan.”
11. Maka Allah melindungi mereka dari kesusahan hari itu, dan memberikan kepada mereka keceriaan dan kegembiraan.
12. Dan Dia memberi balasan kepada mereka kerana kesabarannya (berupa) surga dan (pakaian) sutera.
13. di sana mereka duduk bersandar diatas dipan, si sana mereka tidak melhat (merasakan teriknya) matahari dan tidak pula dingin yang berlebihan.
14. Dan naungan (pepohonnya) dekat di atas mereka dan dimudahkan semudah-mudahnya untuk memetik (buah)nya.
15. Dan kepada mereka diedarkan bejana-bejana dari perak dan piala-piala yang bening laksana kristal,
16. kristal ayng jernih terbuat daripada perak, mereka tentukan ukurannya yang sesuai (dengan kehendak mereka).
17. Dan disana mereka diberi segelas minuman bercampur jahe.
18. (Yang didatangkan dari) sebuah mata air (di syurga) yang dinamakan Salsabil.
19. Dan mereka dikelilingi oleh para pemuda-pemuda yang tetap muda. Apabila kamu melihatnya, akan kamu kira mereka, mutiara yang bertaburan.
20. Dan apabila engkau melihat (keadaan) di sana (syurga), nescaya engkau melihat berbagai macam kenikmatan dan kerajaan yang besar.
21. Mereka berpakaian sutera halus yang hijau dan sutera tebal dan memakai gelang terbuat dari perak dan Tuhan membersihkan kepada mereka minuman yang bersih (dan suci)
22. Inilah balasan untukmu, dan segala usahamu diterima dan diakui (Allah).
23 Sesungguhnya kamilah yang menurunkan Al Quran kepadamu (Muhammad) secara beransur-ansur.
24. Maka bersabarkah untuk (melaksanakan) ketetapan Tuhanmu dan janganlah engkau ikuti orang yang berdosa dan orang yang kafir diantara mereka.
25. Dan sebutlah nama Tuhanmu pada (waktu) pagi dan petang.
26. Dan pada sebagian dari malam, maka bersujudlah kepadaNya dan bertasbihlah kepadaNya pada bagian yang panjang di malam hari.
27. Sesungguhnya mereka (orang kafir) itu mencintai kehidupan (dunia) dan meninggalkan hari yang berat (hari akhirat) di belakangnya.
28. Kami telah menciptakan mereka dan menguatkan persendian tubuh mereka. Tetapi, jika Kami mengkehendaki, Kami dapat mengganti denan yang serupa mereka.
29. Sungguh, (ayat-ayat) ini adalah peringatan, maka barang siapa mengkehendaki (kebaikan bagi dirinya) tentu dia mengambil jalan menuju Tuhannya.
30. Tetapi kamu tidak mampu (menempuh jalan itu), kecuali apabila dikehendaki Allah. Sungguh, Allah Maha Mengetahui, Maha Bijaksana.
31. Dia memasukkan siapa pun yang Dia kehendaki ke dalam rahmat Nya (syurga). Adapun bagi orang-orang zalim disediakanNya azab yang pedih.

AQ Al Insan

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