Verily my prayers, my actions, my life and my death is for Allah, Lord of the universe
Monday, September 28, 2009
Sunday, September 27, 2009
First things first… 'Eid Mubarak everyone!
Taqabbalallahu minna waminkum, kullu 'ammin wa antum bikhair…
to the readers and friends, may this 'Eid bring you joy and happiness, as well as bringing you closer to Allah, the Giver of blessings, joy and hope. The wish did come a bit late, but I hope it isn't too late.
For the silence of the past weeks, forgive me. I am caught up in the whirl of never-ending midterm exams and the chase to maximise my ibadah time during Ramadhan, as well as the numerous assignments that seems to crush on top of me, one after another.
To tell you the truth, I had wanted to blog a lot. So... well, here are the few things that had happened of late (and really worth to write about, of course!)
- Three Palestinian ulama' came to visit Malaysia; and Alhamdulillah, I was able to hear their talk thrice, in different masjids
What had made me ponder most was this message that they gave, from the women of Palestine:
We (the women of Palestine) had given our lives, our husbands, our sons, our money, our homes and all that we owned to free this land.
But you, my sisters, what have you done to free Palastine and al-Quds? How will you answer in front of Allah, in the day of Judgement?
Those words are really sharp, yet so very true. It made me think back on what I had already done (which, sad to say, is not much) and what I CAN do. Oh Allah, forgive this servant of yours who have neglected her duty towards the Muslim brothers and sisters who are in need.
Another hadith which struck me hard is:
One is not truly a believer until one cares for his brother as one did for himself.
Are you a believer? Truly? Then do you care for our brothers and sisters suffering from the many tortures and cruelty in Palestine?
- One of my closest cousin flew to Jordan
One of the closest cousins I had, Qataddah (his nickname) had gone to Jordan to study Medicine. I went to see him off at KLIA. He was the third eldest cousin I had, three years younger than I am. Being the eldest, I am very close to him and to my other cousin, Humaidi. Yes, both are guys, but they are the eldest cousins, hence the closest friends I had every time I am at my grandparent's place and my uncle's place. Back when we're small, we played loads of games together, though not now, for we're all too big for those games. But we still spend time chatting and joking around, complaining, and talking about our lives in general.
He had flown out there a few days before the hari Raya. Honestly, the Hari Raya at mykampung wasn't the same without him, although all his siblings were there. But I bet hisHari Raya is way different from how it was here. I hope that he'll be alrite out there, taking the valuable opportunity of being in the land of anbiya' to not only study for his degree, but also study Islam and master the language. We'll all miss him, and I pray that Allah will take good care of this cousin of mine. Study is a jihad, wherever you are, in Malaysia or in overseas. Hence no matter where we are, we have to strive hard lillahita'ala, in order to excel for ourselves, our family and Islam. Qataddah, if you're reading this, this is my reminder for you rite… J
I was going to write more, but I think I should stop here… before the post becomes too long. Will update more as soon as I have the opportunity to do so, insyaAllah…
Meanwhile, take care everyone… take care to live life according to the guide Allah had sent us. And take care not to anger Allah by doing things He forbid. May we become good servants serving our Lord in this short lifespan. Ameen.