Sunday, June 26, 2011

For a New Chapter of Life!


First of all.. it's been eons since this blog's updated.  So I owe all of you a huge apology.  Sorry guys, for making you wait this long.  So much has been going on the past few months with school, and life in general.  

Well... a lot have happened, and I've ended one big chapter of my life.  My life as a university student.  Alhamdulillah.. I'll be graduating this year, with all of my classmates.  Yup.  No more university classes and clinics.  But welcome, to the school of life.  I'll be starting my first carrier as a professional soon, insyaAllah.  Undoubtedly, my heart's been racing with nervous anticipation of what's in store.  My boss seems nice, but very strict, at the same time.  Hope I'll have a good time working, and no trouble adjusting to the working world.

Some of you might have just graduated too, and maybe start working already.  Or have been working part time somewhere in this long university holidays.  Well... here are a few reminders.  Written to remind me when I work later.  Hope they will be useful to you too.  

While so many people work for money...
Chasing large cars, big houses
Be sure you are different
Make money. No problem
But work solely for your Lord
For all things in life may come and go
(yes, even those mountains of money you invest!)

Yet faith in Allah
Work, for HIS sake
Will take you forward
Most importantly
Will bring you fountains of happiness
Here, and in the hereafter

Work may tire you
They may stress you out
But remember,
Difficulties that doesn't kill you will only make you stronger
and repeat this favorite verse
"Verily after hardship, comes relief!"
InsyaAllah, Allah will never let you down

Hard work and patience is the ingredient that brings you far
Persevere and strive forward
For Rome is not built in one day
Nor can an optometrist become an expert in a blink of an eye

You may earn thousands of Ringgit
Yet, my dear self,
Never let money fool you
Never let money change who you are
Don't let greed overshadow your principles
Don't allow them from preventing you to do what's right

Happiness does not come from money
For it is only but a tool
Always remember, 
What you give to others
Are the only things that really belongs to you
For those are yours to bring you to Jannah

Also, please do remember this verse:
"And the (faithful) slaves of the Most Gracious (Allâh) 
are those who walk on the earth in humility and sedateness,
and when the foolish address them (with bad words)
 they reply back with mild words of gentleness."
(Al-Furqan: 63)

No matter how high you go
No matter how much money and power you possess
Walk down the streets with humility
Treat everyone with respect 
For we are all the same in Allah's eyes
Only piety makes one special to Him.

Last but not least...
Remember your dreams
Go for your goals
Fulfill your responsibilities
To Allah, to your parents, your family, 
your friends, your customers, and the ummah
And strive on to become beneficial
For Allah's sake
No matter what you do.

"And which you give in gift (to others),
in order that it may increase (your wealth by expecting to get a better one in return)
from other people's property, has no increase with Allah.  
But that which you give in charity
seeking Allah's Countenance then those, 
They shall have manifold increase"
(ar-Rum: 39)

~ whew... a long rant indeed.  Perhaps due to the prolonged silence from any rants previously?  Hmm.. may be.  Anyway.. that's all for this time.  Please remind me when I forget these things... May Allah bless you and me.

p/s:  please pray for me, I've a driving test on Wednesday, and I'm very nervous...