Archive for April, 2010

Whose hearts are we trying to win here?

We always want to be happy. Not to feel agitated, frustrated or in doubt. We always want to be where our hearts have no reasons to pound faster thatn normal. Allah too, wants us to be happy.

But the question remains; what kind of happiness does Allah want us to have? and what is our interpretation of happiness?

For me, happiness isn’t just having the ease at heart. That, for me, is a very surface view of happiness. narrow view of happiness.

We very oftenly feel please when the desires of the hearts are being fulfilled. However, very oftenly also, the desires of the hearts are not Allah’s desires. Are not permitted by Allah.

And do you think, we can consider those things as happy things as well?

it may be that you dislike a thing while it is good for you, and it may be that you love a thing while it is evil for you, and Allah knows, while you do not know. 2:216

Allah is the All-knower. The only true wisdom lies in Him and no one else. That is why we have the Quran to show us the way of Islam. To be able to have Deen in our lives.

Islam is not a separate entity in our lives. It is our lives as muslims. And because of this, we should, at all times, let Islam be our priority in life.

Example:

In dressing for everyday occassions, we dress because of Allah by covering our aurat. So that, whatever that is we are wearing can be an ibadah. And who are we pleasing by doing these things? InsyAllah, Allah will. And if He will, we too are blissful beings under His umbrealla. Ahmadulillah.

Those who do not understand Islam, might say that those who cover their aurats are so lame, old-fashioned and lack the sense of style.

But have you ever thought of the possibilities of what might happen to you if you do follow the fashion world, where all the cloths seem to not have enough material to cover the whole body or they’re so tight that every body curves are visible to the human eye? I bet do not have to tell you. We’re all adults.

But then again, who are we impressing when we are fashionably dressed?
You or Allah?
Which one is more important?
You or Allah?

Allahu Allah. Allahu Akbar.

Fedex ohh

I was really worried about a box that my mom sent through fedex last monday. I am very excited about having the box delievered to me, from Malaysia. From home. All the good things from home. 🙂

But, what’s more important is the fact that it is sent from home by mom. Sebab, anything sent by the family, has its own value.

No matter how much the things in the box costs, it is definitely of a higher values because, it is from home.

From the people who care enough to give their time, money and thoughts on things that they themselves do not have the assurance of whether or not the things that they have invested in will paid off. Here it would mean, macam takde kepastian yang the things would arrive safely and I would get ALL the stuff in the box.

Thanks mom. Walaupon, ikan kering ade high possbility untuk kene buang.

preoperational state of mind

Whether we like it or not, we very easily become egocentric.

I usually use this term to describe a child, as according to Piaget’s view on cognitive development. He said that a child in the preoperational stage tend to be egocentric.

In other words, being egocentric means, to have difficulties in taking other people’s perspectives. OR in other simpler words, just plain self fish.

Yes, yes. Everyone has to consider every other person’s needs.

Tapi pernah tak kita ponder, whether or not we, ourselves, *pointing to self* have done the same to other people?

Have you ever consider being in other peoples’ shoes?

Are you thoughtful enough to emphatize with their feelings?

…..

It is very hard for individuals to have to satisfy everyone because at every point, there will be a time where demands cannot be met, instructions cannot be followed and plans cannot be executed.

… and when these things happen, a spark of anger further ignites the heart to resent everything that passes by.

Sampai mulut keluar benda- benda tak sepatutnya. Sampai hilang rasa malu dengan keluarnya benda-benda terkutuk tuh. Sampai orang yang mendengar jadi sayu, bersalah dibuatnya.

Kenapa jadi macam nih?

It is undoubtedly hard ot let go of things. especially things that give us impact so deep that we thought the only answer to relief the feeling is by doing it to others, which is undoubtedly wrong.

What harm will it cause if we try to open up to others? Giving them the chances to clear the air for a better sight for us?

A strong muslim, I am. iA.

And We shall assuredly try you until We know those of you who struggle and are steadfast, and try your tidings. 47:31

Kita kena jadi Muslim yang kuat. (Kak Diha, 2010)

Ya Rabb, do not let me dwell into your worldly pleasures. For You know what lies inside me, please give me strength to overcome this feeling. Let me be at peace, with only You in my heart. Allah is the Lord of the world, the most merciful, the most comppassionate. Amin.

terasa.

sometimes
being a part of someone’s life might not be the best thing.

sometimes
we rely on others, more than we rely on Allah.

sometimes
when you get too involved, you easily get hurt.

sometimes
when you cannot achieve what you want, you quit.

sometimes
when you have expectations on people,
those expectations might just dissapoint you.

sometimes
we say things we,ourselves cannot accomplish.

we have to learn to let go.
we have to learn to not hate.
w have to learn to apologize.
we have to learn to accept.

we are only human.
we make mistakes.

Note to self: JUST DEAL WITH IT! and make changes.

Easier said than done.

Let’s forgive and forget.

I don’t find that easy though. Maybe forgiving is quite ok, but to be able to forget might be hard.

I try so very hard to let go of the past. But somehow, I don’t feel comfortable doing so.

The past helps me to live life better. I am reminded everyday about things that might happen through remembering about what had happened in the past.

I won’t let go.

NB: Don’t mess with people. You can’t just say sorry and expect people to be ok with it.