Wednesday, July 16, 2014

Seeking His Blessing

It has been a while since I jot down in this blog – almost 2 years already. Many things happened  past 2 years: got job transfer near to my family, got married, getting pregnant and now I’m already becoming a mother.

Alhamdulillah ala kulli hal…. Thanks to Allah for all the good things that happened in my life.
This year Ramadhan is special for me as I choose not to work even though I get no salary. Because I’d like to concentrate on ibadah while handling my baby girl as I’m still breastfeeding.
So far I can say that my baby is not a high demanding type but not an easy type too. We managed to attend Being Me conference held in PICC last june and she slept throughout the morning sessions in the mothers’ room despite all the havocs and crying of other little kids.

Though I can’t attend all the sessions, but I managed to write down one interesting talk regarding 2 types of heart of human being:

1. White Heart (Qalb Saliim)

This kind of heart is not affected by hardship and tribulations. It is filled with taqwa and sabr. The purer the heart, the easier once to obey Allah swt. In achieving this heart, we need to polish our hearts by making regular taubah.
Only in the Zikr of Allah will your heart find peace [Quran 13:28]

      2.    Black Heart

In contrary, this is the kind of heart disobey Allah’s orders…Naudzubillah

May this Holy Ramadhan blessed us with hearts which are filled with Ibadah, Istiqamah and Steadfastness….so that we will obtained the obedience toward our only Creator: Allah swt

Saturday, September 8, 2012

Sheikh Raed bin Solah - Sheikh Al Aqsa

"I pledge allegiance in me after I swear allegiance to Allah to give away my age, my time, and all I have for Al-Quds and Al-Aqsa Mosque." - Sheikh Raed Solah

He is known to be the founder of the tunnels made by the Israelis under the Al-Aqsa mosque, which is part of their excavation work in order to ruin the Al- Aqsa mosque. He is the leader of the northern branch of the Islamic Movement in Israel. In view of that, he was forced to serve a two-year sentence (2003 - 2005) as he was convicted by the Israel for funding Hamas and of having contact with an Iranian intelligence agent .

I still remember the last time when I saw his picture during my student days in UIA (few years back) on Palestine talks and video - young middle aged man with black hair. But now, he appeared much older than his present age. This shows how much troublesome and uneasiness he suffered as long as the Al-Aqsa is not freed from the Israel's occupation.

It was an honor for Malaysian to have him as our Palestinian guest though it was quite difficult for us to bring him inside our country as he held Israel passport. He was born in Umm al- Fahm (an Israeli-Arab city). Nevertheless, he is part of the remaining Palestinian who resist to fled away from their land even after being seized by the Israel. 

The main purpose of Sheikh Raed Solah coming to Malaysia is to turn fuel the sense of the unity of Malaysia on the issue of Palestine and Al-Aqsa Mosque. Palestine issue is not an Arab issue but it is the obligation for the whole ummah to unite and strive together for the revival of  a free Palestine country. By seeing and hear ourselves from this prominent figure of Palestine heroic, the spirit of Palestine will be enlightened and further elevate this issue until it is ingrained in our daily lives.

The current danger situation of al-Aqsa mosque may not be highlighted by the media, hence created unawareness among the Muslims on this issue. Looking back to his tireless effort in defending the Al-Aqsa Syarif, it was disheartening to notice some of the attitude of Muslims in our country who choose to be ignorant and not interested in meeting this inspiring and great person...

Though he speak in Arabic in all his talks during the roadshow, but his 'aura' and motivation showed from his words and kind-hearted look. I still remember his last few words in his speech during one of the talk given in Putrajaya, he advised the Muslims particularly the youngsters for never giving up or feel dismay in striving for Palestine. His words are full of wisdom and optimistic:

Surely we will win,
Never look back again...

Photo sources: google images and aman palestin website

Saturday, February 11, 2012

Istikharah for those who are Indecisive


I’m tired of running, running away from facing the reality…
I’m tired of dreaming, coz life isn’t a fairytale…
Why must be so complicated or am I the one that making it more complicated?
Should I wait? Should I quit? Should I proceed?
Each step now is crucial
Either I’ve missed the boat or he’ll miss the boat as I may take another boat waiting
True that I can’t keep my options open anymore
But rather being alone than cause any injury to someone’s precious heart

O Allah, guide me to the right decision for me who is severely indecisive…

Istikhaarah: The Guidance Prayer

The description of Salaat-ul-Istikhaarah was narrated by Jaabir ibn ‘Abd-Allah as-Salami (may Allah be pleased with him) who said,
The Messenger of Allah used to teach his companions to make istikhaarah in all things, just as he used to teach them surahs from the Qur’an.
He said, ‘If any one of you is concerned about a decision he has to make, then let him pray two rak’ahs of non-obligatory prayer, then say (meaning):

‘O Allah, I seek Your guidance [in making a choice] by virtue of Your knowledge, and I seek ability by virtue of Your power, and I ask You of Your great bounty.
You have power, I have none. And You know, I know not. You are the Knower of hidden things.
O Allah, if in Your knowledge, this matter (then it should be mentioned by name) is good for me both in this world and in the Hereafter (or: in my religion, my livelihood and my affairs), then ordain it for me, make it easy for me, and bless it for me.
And if in Your knowledge it is bad for me and for my religion, my livelihood and my affairs (or: for me both in this world and the next), then turn me away from it, [and turn it away from me], and ordain for me the good wherever it may be and make me pleased with it.”

The Prophet added that then the person should mention his need. [Saheeh al-Bukhaari]

Salaat-ul-Istikhaarah is for every Muslims to practice in making right decisions. It’s a way for all of us to implore Allah for divine guidance and mercy. It is yet another invaluable resource from Allah to keep us on the straight path of Siraat-ul-Mustaqeem

Put your trust in Allâh, certainly, Allâh loves those who put their trust (in Him). 
 [Surah Al-Imran Ayah 159]