Archive for August, 2010

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Bismillahirrahman nirrahim.

My friends and I chitchatted on the stuff that we used to do in the past. Not the good things, for sure. And somehow, it has left me feeling uncomfortable. We had good laughs about it, but I don’t feel quite right laughing about it. Hummph.

Now that I’ve given a thought about it, I recognize what I actually felt when I dwell into my past. I have to say that I became very embarrassed when I look back to all the things I’ve done. Malu dengan diri sendiri, malu dengan Tuhan. Apatah lagi when these kinds of things are a direct contrast of what you believe now.

But those are my past, and without them, I would not be the person I am today. Kan?

Now that I think I am an adult, I believe in repentance. That everyone deserves a second chance to clean up the mess that they’ve caused. No doubt that everyone has their own stand, and some may not agree wit what I’ve just said. That people are not to be trusted, when they messed up. I’m not judging, sebab memang manusia nih berbeza pegangan, berbeza pandangan.

Anyhow, I am very grateful, that despite my past, Allah has given me the opportunity for taubat, Alhamdullilah.

I was just browsing Zaharuddin.net when I came across a very interesting article. It’s on ‘Promosi Dosa & Buka Aib Sendiri’. The thing that hit me the most is one of RasulAllah pbuh’s hadith.

كل أمتي معافى إلا المجاهرين، وإن من المجاهرة أن يعمل الرجل بالليل عملا، ثم يصبح وقد ستره الله عليه، فيقول: يا فلان عملت البارحة كذا وكذا، وقد بات يستره ربه، ويصبح يكشف ستر الله عليه

Setiap umatku (boleh) diampunkan kecuali mereka yang mendedahkan (dosanya),ada di kalangan yang mendedahakn ini , melakukan suatu dosa di waktu malam, berpagi-pagi sedang Allah menutup keaiban dosa itu, namun tiba-tiba dia mendedahkan seraya berkata :” Wahai fulan, semalam aku lakukan itu dan ini” maka terhapuslah tutupan Tuhannya dan jadilah ia membuka (rahmat) Allah yang(sebelum ini) menutup keaibannya.( Riwayat Al-Bukhari dan Muslim)

Astaghfirullahal ‘azim. Berdose rupenye ape yang aku buat dulu. 😐

Anyhow,the past is just a history, in which with it, we shape our future. And our history starts now, so why are we wasting time dwelling into our past? You have the power to make your future different.

Jom tutup aib sendiri!

Gives Me Hope

In the name of Allah, the most gracious, the most merciful.

I found this wonderful site where people share their experience in daily everyday life. Most of them are simple things but you can never guess such small things can move your heart.

Today I was approached by a homeless man who asked if I had any change. I only had two dimes, but I gave it to him anyway. As I watched him walk away, he put the dimes in an expired parking meter of a stranger’s car. Someone who can’t afford to buy himself something to eat but helps others gives me hope.

Don’t forget to visit their site at www.givesmehope.com

today.

finish each day and be done with it. you have done what you could. some blunders and absurdities have crept in; forget them as soon as you can. tomorrow is a new day. you shall begin it serenely and with too high a spirit to be encumbered with your old nonsense.

-emerson

Ramadhan reminder twenty-ten

In the name of Allah, the most gracious, the most merciful.

Give more, even when you don’t have much. Trust that God has His ways all worked up for you.

Stop talking when you know it’s got nothing to do with you. Shut up when you realize it somehow would hurt others who listen to it.

Zikir more, please. Even when walking to class. It’s a good way to start the day.

Do all the good you can, by all the means you can, in all the ways you can, in all the places you can, at all the times you can, to all the people you can, as long as you ever can.

The best way to cheer yourself is to try to cheer someone else up.

See, shaitan isn’t around this time of the year. You can do just about everything. Trust yourself, that you can do more than you actually thought. Plus, this is the time for you to gain more by doing so many little things. Jom fastabikul khairat!

Are you up for it?

by Brother Yusha

In the name of Allah, the most gracious, the most merciful.

The previous post is so personal and self-related, that I don’t think it is suitable to share such a great video in it. So here’s a new post.

Another big thing that had lighted up my day is the one video shared by a friend. The video itself was very long, but very moving indeed. It’s an hour ++ mins video, but I promise that it is worth your time.

It’s about a brother who reverted to Islam. His journey in finding God and the real religion was undeniably challenging and crooky, but Alhamdullillah, every bit of hardship that he went through was indeed worth the pain, for he has found Islam.

All praise and glory be to Allah, lord of this universe. Allahu Akbar!

18/08 scribble.

In the name of Allah, the most merciful.

Alhamdulillah, today everything has been going very well, that I do not where to start telling.

Finally, the naked bus summer and onwards tickets are available. It is such a relief when I have finally secure the tickets for my mum, ekin and myself to christchurch this October. Can’t wait for them to come!

Today we had the first ever class for visual art. And guess what we have to draw?

Harimau Malaya!

Even saying the word gives you the shivers, apatah lagi when you’re instructed to draw one. DRAW! Susah woho! In class I drew half way and save myself the embarrassment of such an ugly picture. Anyways, I have always have a passion in art, but does only having passion counts in the real world?

14:40-41

In the name of Allah, the most merciful.

My Lord, make me and my descendants establishers of prayer. Our Lord, accept my prayer. Forgive me, our Lord, and forgive my parents and all the believers on the Day of Reckoning.