Archive | November, 2011

I just cant help take these photos

29 Nov

Actually I’m filled with awe every time I witness such beauty. The numerous sunsets and sunrise I capture makes me happy, not because I captured it but because I can see such beauty.

Every morning, i will look out at the sky on my way to the toilet to take wudhu’ and yet every single my heart will go masyAllah so beautiful. At breakfast, I will turn around and look at the sky ( as I sit facing away from the sun) I should try to face the sun next time.

Need I say more what happens in the evening?

Yesterday evening I misses the sunset and emerged from the exam hall after sunset.

Another picture is of my boy boy who is sporting a fever right now. InsyAllah he gets well soon.







An ‘adventure’ of our own

27 Nov









Reflecting on the beauty that surrounds us

26 Nov


The sun, created by none other than the Magnificent One, Allah.

The Arabic Language

23 Nov

As quoted by Lesley Hazleton on TED. She is agnostic, used to be Jew.

I just love the Arabic language :))

” the Quran is really in Quran only in Arabic. Take the Al Fatihah, the 7 verse opening chapter, its just 29 words in arabic but anywhere from 65-72 in translation. And yet the more you add the more it seems to go missing.

The Arabic has an incantatory, almost hypnotic quality that begs to be heard, rather than read, felt more than analyzed. It wants to be chanted out loud to sound its music in the ear not on the tongue. The Quran in English is a kind of shadow of itself ”

3 advice

22 Nov

A moving one

22 Nov

The video brought tears to my eyes, Alhamdulilah 🙂 hope you’d spare some time to watch it.


17 Nov





Breakfast @ coffee bean

5 Nov

I had egg salmon sandwich and he had club sandwich. I think I didn’t really enjoy my meal and his was nicer but a little more normal.

One things for sure, we both enjoyed the salad!

The tea which came in the meal was meh 😦 I like neither tea not coffee API would have preferred water.

After breakfast we did a quick tour of the HDB Sustainable environment for everyone exhibition.












Hari raya haji

3 Nov

Taken from

Takbeer of Dhul-Hijjah

It is Sunnah to recite takbeer at any time during the first ten days of Dhul-Hijjah and all the days of Tashreeq, starting from the beginning of the month of Dhul-Hijjah (i.e., from sunset on the last day of Dhul-Qa3dah) until the end of the days of al-Tashreeq, which is when the sun sets on the thirteenth day of Dhul-Hijjah).

Ibn 3Umar and Abu Hurayrah (radi Allaahu 3anhuma) used to go out to the market-place on first ten days of Dhul-Hijjah, reciting Takbeer, and the people used to recite Takbeer because of their Takbeer. (1)

Ibn 3Umar (radi Allaahu 3anhu) reported that the Prophet sallAllaahu 3Alayhi wa sallam said: “There are no days on which good deeds are greater or more beloved to Allaah than on these ten days, so recite much Tahleel (saying Laa ilaaha ill-Allaah), Takbeer (saying Allaahu Akbar) and Tahmeed (saying Alhamdu Lillaah),” or similar words. (2)

Revive this Sunnah by doing audible takbeer during all of the ten days of Dhul-Hijjah.

Takbeer at Specific Time:

It starts from Fajr on the day of 3Arafah and lasts until the sun sets on the last day of the days of Tashreeq, in addition to the takbeer that may be recited at any time.

So when a person says the tasleem at the end of the obligatory prayer, he should pray for forgiveness (by saying Astaghfir-Allaah) three times, and say:“Allaahumma anta al-salaam wa minka al-salaam, tabaarakta yaa dhaa’l-jalaali wa’l-ikraam (“O Allaah, You are al-Salaam [the One Who is free from all defects and deficiencies), and from You is all peace, blessed are You, O possessor of majesty and honour)”, then start the takbeer.

Description of the Takbeer

The scholars differed concerning the form of the Takbeer.

1 – The first view is that it is:

” الله أكبر .. الله أكبر .. لا إله إلا الله ، الله أكبر .. الله أكبر .. ولله الحمد “

Allaahu Akbar, Allaahu Akbar, laa ilaaha ill-Allaah,

Allaahu Akbar, Allaahu Akbar, wa lillaahi’l-hamd

2 – The second view is that it is:

” الله أكبر .. الله أكبر .. الله أكبر .. لا إله إلا الله ، الله أكبر .. الله أكبر .. الله أكبر .. ولله الحمد “

Allaahu Akbar, Allaahu Akbar, Allaahu Akbar, laa ilaaha ill-Allaah,

Allaahu Akbar, Allaahu Akbar, Allaahu Akbar, wa lillaahi’l-hamd

3 – The third view is that it is:

” الله أكبر .. الله أكبر .. الله أكبر .. لا إله إلا الله ، الله أكبر .. الله أكبر .. ولله الحمد “

Allaahu Akbar, Allaahu Akbar, Allaahu Akbar, laa ilaaha ill-Allaah,

Allaahu akbar, Allaahu Akbar, wa lillaahi’l-hamd

The matter is broad in scope because there is no text narrated from the Prophet sallAllaahu alayhi wa sallam which specifies a particular form of the Takbeer. (3)


(1) Al-Bukharee
(2) Al-Musnad

Exam welfare pack

1 Nov

It was a heavy welfare pack. Usually I’ll just get the social work welfare pack which is much smaller. The queue for this pack is usually very long but this time it was quite short so I decided to queue for less than 10 minutes. This time they had an online survey which should be done before the collection date so that they get a feedback and perhaps explains the not too long queue.

I wasn’t too pleased to discover that all the instant noodles were not halal so I had to give them away. The other stuff were really great like the whole box of Lipton lemon ice tea mix, pack of chips (halal), samples of Nescafé rich and white coffee, some vouchers and 2 stacks of foolscap and a notebook.