Archive | July, 2010

Tioman

31 Jul

YES! We finally arrived! Weee! hehe Scenic huh…

After that we basically slacked the whole day!  hehe…what? its a holiday! And that is what people on holiday do, sleep then eat then sleep then eat then …you get my drift 😉

Since we ate quite a bit, you can look forward to some nice yummy food we had there!

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Guess where :)

30 Jul

 

Shall not say where since everyone in the world seem to know our short little, supposed-to-be-secret get away…*kepo lah everyone*

Our tired faces :S After a long day, short night, short run…we reached the bus which took us a long way…

Still not there yet!

Didnt wanna wait till we got to our destination to get some sustinance, delicious hot prata! Notice that his mouth is closed? still keeping some prata inside…

Still not there yet!

This Tanjong Gemuk is not so GEMUK (fat) actually. Haha…

Still not there yet!

Some scenery for now…

till later people!!!

Oh I got married!

24 Jul

I forgot to publish a very important event in my life…

Change of status

Change of lifestyle

Change of life activities

Change of life happenings

Change of life’s people ( hehe people in life and its not change but adding loads more people into the category called relatives)

Another beautiful expression comes from the Sunna:

بارك الله لكم‏ وبارك عليكم وجمع بينكما في خير
barak Allahu lakum wa barak ‘aleikum wa jama’ bainakuma fi khair.

May Allah bless you, surround you with blessings, and bring you both together in virtue and prosperity

May Allah (SWT) place Love and Mercy between your hearts and make you and your wife amoungst the (blessed) couples walking through the gates of Junnah.

 

deep breaths

22 Jul

because i am running faster than my body can take…

i need someone to make me laugh…been such a long time since i laughed hard…*sigh*

everyone is calling me asking about the wedding, reminding me what i have to remember :S

i am too tired…

Allah is the best of planners. Insyallah all will go well. Ameen.

~life of this world is but comfort of illusion~

15 Jul

What is the life of this world?


“What is the life of this world but play and amusement? But best is the home in the hereafter, for those who are righteous. Will ye not then understand?”

(Surah-6 *Al-Anaam* Ayah-32)


“The likeness of the life of the present is as the rain which We send down from the skies: by its mingling arises the produce of the earth- which provides food for men and animals: (It grows) till the earth is clad with its golden ornaments and is decked out (in beauty): the people to whom it belongs think they have all powers of disposal over it: There reaches it Our command by night or by day, and We make it like a harvest clean-mown, as if it had not flourished only the day before! thus do We explain the Signs in detail for those who reflect.”


(Surah-10 *Yunus* Ayah-24)


“Those who desire the life of the present and its glitter,- to them we shall pay (the price of) their deeds therein,- without diminution.”

“They are those for whom there is nothing in the Hereafter but the Fire: vain are the designs they frame therein, and of no effect and the deeds that they do!”

(Surah-11 *Hud* Ayah-15-16)

Set forth to them the similitude of the life of this world: It is like the rain which we send down from the skies: the earth’s vegetation absorbs it, but soon it becomes dry stubble, which the winds do scatter: it is (only) Allah who prevails over all things.”

(Surah-18 *Al-Kahf* Ayah-45)

“What is the life of this world but amusement and play? but verily the Home in the Hereafter,- that is life indeed, if they but knew.”

(Surah-29 *Al-Ankaboot* Ayah-64)

“Know ye (all), that the life of this world is but play and amusement, pomp and mutual boasting and multiplying, (in rivalry) among yourselves, riches and children. Here is a similitude: How rain and the growth which it brings forth, delight (the hearts of) the tillers; soon it withers; thou wilt see it grow yellow; then it becomes dry and crumbles away. But in the Hereafter is a Penalty severe (for the devotees of wrong). And Forgiveness from Allah and (His) Good Pleasure (for the devotees of Allah.. And what is the life of this world, but goods and chattels of deception? ”

(Surah-57 *Al-Hadid* Ayah-20)

“And Allah has produced you from the earth growing (gradually),”

“And in the End He will return you into the (earth), and raise you forth (again at the Resurrection)?”

(Surah-71 *Nooh* Ayah-17-18)


Our Prophet Muhammad (peace and blessings of Allaah be upon him) told us that when he said: “This world is a prison for the believer and a paradise for the kaafir.”

Narrated by Muslim (2956).

What is the Life of this World


(In the Light of Qur’an)

Good Deeds, only for the sake of Allah

14 Jul
Prophet Muhammad (pbuh)— Good deeds and pure intentions

By way of explaining how the Prophet (peace be upon him) used every possible method to explain to his audience the concepts of Islam, its moral standards and values, and how people should conduct their lives in order to practice what they believe, we referred to his method of telling stories.

Any story the Prophet told was short, to the point and had an obvious lesson for us to learn.

We gave an example of a story the Prophet related to stress the importance of good deeds and how they benefit the person doing them. The story tells of three people seeking refuge in a cave, but as they were in, a large rock fell off the mountain and landed at the cave entrance, blocking it completely so that they could not even see the sky. They counseled each other to remember some of their good deeds and pray to God to help them in their difficulty.

The first one spoke of his dutifulness to his parents, the second mentioned how he refrained from committing adultery with the woman he loved so dearly, and the third spoke of how he took care of the wages of a laborer he had hired until they multiplied manifold and then he handed all the proceeds to the laborer who came back to demand his wages.

Each of these deeds was done purely for God’s sake. The first man, who came home late to find his elderly parents having slept before he could feed them, did not disturb their sleep and did not feed his children before his parents. He realized that dutifulness to parents was paramount. Had he fed his children, he would not have committed a sin, but he would have fell short of the standard of dutifulness he wished to maintain. The second man loved the woman so much that he was prepared to go to every length in order to give her what she wanted so that she would yield to his desire and sleep with him. When she reminded him of God and told him to fear Him, he just left off, knowing that he could have had her and she could not have prevented him. The third man invested the laborer’s wages and managed to achieve very high returns that instead of a small sack of rice, he was able to give the laborer several cows and their feed. He could have kept the wages safe until the man came back. When he achieved such a high rate of return, he could have retained some of it as his commission. But he wanted nothing of this. He gave it all up to the laborer.

In each of these stories, the moral is the purity of intention. The good deed was done purely for God’s sake. There was no immediate benefit for the person concerned. All that the men hoped for as a result was that God would record the deed as done for His sake. None of these acts involved any great sacrifice. None meant much effort, but the point is that they had that great element of purity of intention. Hence they were accepted by God.

We know that God rewards a good deed ten times its value. But this is the basic rate. The Prophet mentioned that it could be raised to 700 times the value of the deed. That is certainly a much higher return, but the Prophet also left the door open to any multiple God may choose to grant. In the case of these three men, it meant their safety from a situation that was bound to end their lives.

They could not remove the large rock no matter how hard they tried. Only an act of God could achieve that. To ensure it, they had to pray to Him on the strength of their good deeds.

– by Adil Salahi

The purity of intention does not mean you can do something against the religious laws but defend your point by saying your intention is good. Dont twist the hadith or anything said in the religion to suit selfish human desires.

not Sentosa again :S

12 Jul

Yea i have to go there again! I really didnt want to…had to drag myself there for the group work we had with some youths.

Waiting for them all to arrive, it was raining but scorching hot too!

The bridge i was walking on a few weeks ago and one which i enjoyed better…

Siloso beach, one of the station.

We were leaving siloso! I think i was more relieved because the youths were so obviously ogling at the bikini clad girls! Like what??@$@##!!

The peacocks, as prous as ever, didnt want to pose.

Next up, we went outside this place just to have another activity.

The sky tower!

Merlion…did you know the story they create about it is so so untrue? its a legend!

Their last task fo the day was to make this puzzle as fast as possible! It was fun ahah!

henna workshop ~

10 Jul

Our wonderful volunteer from Raksha Henna!

Raksha Henna did this design for one of the youths for free!

The product of the lesson taught by Nikki from Raksha Henna 🙂 I think she did an amazing job. She managed to pass on her knowledge in an easy to understand manner and she challenged them after with their individual designs.

One of my favourites 🙂

mish mash ~~ (the webbed layout of my brain)

7 Jul

Indeed it is sad to know of so many broken families. Each has a different stories. Each affecting the child differently. Each child coping with different difficulties. Each child utilising different tools to manage their lives be it…

Do we actually know what a normal family means or is there such thing as a normal family?

It makes me wonder if i am abnormal because the way i think sometimes can vary so much from others. Why is it i know how to include people and care so much about how i treat people, expecially new comers but others are so oblivious to this? Well does it matter so much? Haha i personally think so, our social interaction is very important but perhaps it is only me.

Lastly, someone said to me before that i can effortlessly make others tell me things which are private to them. (hopefully you know who you are) I think it happened again yesterday and it wasnt one of the people i was working with to get information out of them but someone i met a few weeks ago and we just talk occasionally. The person started sharing when we were chatting.

beautifully said…

5 Jul

Muhammad (S.A.W) had no servants, yet they called Him Master. Had no degree, yet they called Him Teacher. Had no medicines, yet they called Him Healer. He had no army, yet kings feared Him. He won no military battles, yet His message conquers the world. He committed no crime, yet they labeled Him. He was buried in a grave, yet He lives in our hearts today. I feel honored to serve such a Leader who loves us! “Praise your struggles for they surprise you with many rewards…”Zohra Moosa (Deaf Poet)