Sunday, September 25, 2011 - 0 comments

Realize your dreams!~




When someone ask me." What makes you felt motivated every day? I just smiled and said, "I pictured myself in a motivated mood and pray to become one! And she will look at me with her questioned face. I smiled knowing what is playing in her mind at that time.

" And remember! your Lord caused to be declared (publicly): "If you are grateful, I will add more (favours) unto you; But if you show ingratitude, truly My punishment is terrible indeed." (Ibrahim : 7)


To be truthful, there is no other word to show my feelings right now except GRATEFULNESS.

And all start with a dream.

I dreamed of memorizing the whole Quran, and I accomplished it, Alhamdulillah!

I dreamed of being an IIUM student, and I got it, Alhamdulillah!

I dreamed of being a bi'ah leader, and I experienced it, Alhamdulillah!

I dreamed of furthering my studies in law, He fulfilled it, Alhamdulillah!

I dreamed of having good friends around me, He destined it, Alhamdulillah!

Anyway, why do I talk about dreams this much? Here is where this interesting story begin!~

"Your mind is so powerful that if you believe in achieving something, you'll get it! Insya Allah!" a quote from Prof Muhaya.

" Even if we dream of marrying a rich man?" one of the participant joked.

"The key is to believe in Allah and your dream! But of course, every dream must come with a good intention, only then, He will help you in realizing your dream!" Prof Dr Muhaya answered. Keep your surrounding with positive environment, it'll give you the energy of being an optimist. Have this situations ever happen to you on this past decades you're living?

Situation 1#
You just thought of someone that you may need on that particular time to help you with some tasks , At that time you ask Him for help and you realize just then, you accidentally bumped into that person on that time. Who destined that to happen?

Situation 2#
You felt sad knowing that you failed a subject after you had work hard in it, and at that time you ask Him for strength, just than your friend came to motivate and comfort you. Who send a good friend to you in the time of despair?

Situation 3#
You caught in a traffic jam on your way to your workplace, then you prayed to Him for a relief, and just then as you realized that you just come on time. Or that your boss forgive you for the late comings. Who would you think that guide you to the road safely or who authorised the feeling of forgiving in your employer's conscience?

There is only one answer for these questions above, and I say it is Him, ALLAH, the AlMighty and the All-Knowing!~

Hey, you got the same answer as mine, right?:)

Now, you get the point here, don't you?it is all about our TRUST!

When we put our trust in someone, we'll tend to give up all the things we had just to be with him, when we put a trust in someone, we tend to sacrifice all that we had for the one we trust. When we trust in someone, we'll believe in everything he tells and does to us. Don't we? *typical Malaysian drama*

But just as we try to change that "someone" to "Him"? Try it, that is when you will feel the trust you put in is the best thing to do!

Have we trust in this ayat?

"He knoweth the unseen and that which is open: He is the Great, the Most High.It is the same (to Him) whether any of you conceal his speech or declare it openly; whether he lie hid by night or walk forth freely by day." (Ar-Ra'd: 9-10)


But, has this passed in our mind sometimes?

" I had studied all night, and now I just have to put my trust in Him,Hm, Is He going to help me with this examination?". You trust him but, at the same time you still keeping a little doubt in your heart about Him, you're questioning about His help without realising it!

Or may be, you have put your full trust on Him in succeeding the exam , on the contrary, you didn't do well in it and you tend to blame Him because of your failure? Is that we called as a full trust?

Let us comprehend upon this beautiful and meaningful ayat He had proclaimed;

"But it is possible that you dislike a thing which is good for you, and that you love a thing which is bad for you. But Allah knoweth, and you know not" ( Al-Baqarah: 216)


How glad if we can apply this ayat in our everyday life, we will learn to put a full trust in Him!~

We didn't want to end up our dream just like the companion of the gardens right? Let us take a good reminder of this story in Surah Al-Qalam; ayat 17 until ayat 27.

" Before they go to sleep, they tell each other about their plan to cut their fruits in their gardens early in the morning when their poor neighbours were asleep so that they will not try to beg them some foods when they awake. Unfortunately, because of their bad intentions upon the poor people, what do you think Allah had done to their gardens?

Early that morning, as they set out in determination, assuming themselves to be able to cut their fruits and save for their own good, they found out that, their garden had turned into a dark and desolate spot and it became as though reaped."

The moral of the story: Whatever we dream of doing or becoming, make sure it comes with a good intention. For example, you want to have a lot of money, so that you can help the poor people, that is a good dream, so go on in realizing it!

Don't afraid to dream, because when you dream, you will have the courage to fulfill it and that was the time,when you became brave enough to take in every risk that pass on your way in fulfilling your dream.

"The future belongs to those who believe in the beauty of their dreams"
Allah is always there to help you, PUT YOUR FULL TRUST IN HIM=)

p/s: I have a dream to became an Islamic novelist one day (biiznillah), strive for it and have faith in Him most!
Now, you write your own dream and fulfill it!:)
Thursday, June 23, 2011 - 1 comments

3 comes before 8!


Bismillahirrahmanirrahim!


1 Jun 1988

One of the happiest moments in my life, I had married!

To a man that I can say would be my ideal type that I search for a husband.
He is cool, good looking, educated, humorous; above all he is such one that take Islam as his way of life. He chose Rasulullah as his role model and stories of sahabah (Rasul’s companion) as his bedtime stories, he even shared with me all the stories and I would be engrossed with all the amazing and enchanting stories of the sahabah ( Radhiallahu anhum) that he told me.

3 May 1989

My first baby was born, and I named him Zayd after the name of Rasulullah’s adopted son, whose name is spelled directly in the Quran. Alhamdulillah, was the only word that passed from my lips at that moment, with my husband beside me, I felt blessed indeed,

Thank You Allah!:)

“ Sister, Is this a true story? Because if it is, I would like to meet them!” They seem to like this story.

“ This is a true story of Mu’min, where ever and whom ever they are,” I confessed. They’ve been bless with a good family, Alhamdulillah, but one day, Allah tested them.

“With?” the sisters asked.

10 July 1989

It was that early morning, about 3.00 a clock, Zayd’s cries surprised me. I rushed to him as soon as I find myself fully awaked. I assumed that he was hungry, I try to feed him, but then, he wouldn’t stop crying.

So, I assume that he needs to change his diapers, I checked but it is still clean. Then I tried to soothe him like I always do to make him sleep, I caress his temple while reciting some ayat, but things just getting even more worse.

I felt my heartbreaks as I saw him crying, I start panicking and woke my husband from his snooze.

‘There must be something wrong with him, let’s go to the clinic”

My husband hurried for the dressers and got himself fully attired. As we arrived at the clinic, the clock showed exactly 4.30 A.M. Luckily, the doctor assured us that there is nothing wrong with the child, just a cause of ‘colic’. For a few weeks of early growing babies, they have times as their digestive systems are maturing, they may have frequent and painful tummy aches due to an allergy or intolerance to certain substances resulted from the feeding. Thus makes them cries.

We went back home feeling relieved as we saw Zayd finally asleep when I cradled him carefully towards his crib.

“ Huh, sure it makes the couple uncomfortable enough thinking that something might had happen to their newborn baby!” One of the sister exclaimed.

“ It can’t be help, it’s nature’s feeling” one of them added.

“True, what feeling’s do you supposed that occupied the mother’s heart at that moment when she hears her baby was crying?”

“Worry, pity but most of all love and care!” They answered confidently.

“But then…” I try to continued my story.

“What happened?” They asked curiously.

Another call was heard, and what does the couple told each other at that time?

“ Wait a minute, just a short nap, it has been a tiring day!”

It was the call of AZAN!

Is it what usually happened around us? If not, it did happen to ourselves, right?

Whenever things unusual happen to us, we rushed for an aid, but have we rushed to ‘aid’ our soul? Faghfirli, Ya Rabb!

Haven’t it been cleared as the Muazzin stated,in every Subuh’s,

“ Prayers is better than sleep, Prayer is better than sleep!”

“Is it not what we love most in this worldly place?” I remind them.

Turn to Surah Al-Imran, verse 14,

Beautified for mankind is love of lusts, that which the self lusts after and calls for, beautified by Satan, or by God as a test — of women, children, stored-up heaps of gold and silver, horses of mark, fine [horses], cattle, namely, camels, cows and sheep, and tillage, the cultivation of land. That, which is mentioned, is the comfort of the life of this world, enjoyed while it lasts, but then perishes; but God — with Him is the more excellent abode, place of return, which is Paradise, and for this reason one should desire none other than this [abode]”


But have we realized who is the Most Merciful- the Most Loving and the Most Caring to His creation?

And who is the one who authorize the feeling of worry, love, and care deep inside the mother’s conscience?

Allahu Akbar! He is the greatest!

“…That, which is mentioned, is the comfort of the life of this world, enjoyed while it lasts, but then perishes; but God — with Him is the more excellent abode, place of return, which is Paradise, and for this reason one should desire none other than this [abode]”

Back to Surah At-Taubah, verse 24;

When Allah says the word ‘than’ doesn't mean that we have to neglect or to throw away the feelings we had towards our beloved one, it just to show that 3 has to come before 8!

“3 have to come before 8? Care to explain, dear sister? I s it some sort of mathematical formulae or what?” They seem confused.

But I just regard them with a grimace :]

“It is the formulae to solve His undeviating Love!”

“ What is it? What is it?” The sisters cry impatiently.

“ To love Allah, to love his Messenger and to love Jihad MORE than to love the 8 things mention in verse 24 of Surah At-Taubah.”



They nodded affectionately.“And what is the best aid to fits in with this formulae?” I questioned them.

“Our conscience in arithmetic!” One of them joked.

I laughed as I heard one of them blurt out;

“Eventually, we’ll have to admit that number 3 do have to come before number 8!”

“Actually, the best aid is.” Before I have the chance to answer my own question, I heard their reply;

“Don’t ever give up!”

I nodded and smile approvingly. As my eyes formed tears and touched my cheek that instant, I purposely wipe it as I whispered,

“Let us be your humble servant, Ya Rabb!”

“Our Lord, do not cause our hearts to deviate, do not cause them to incline away from the truth, in [their] desire to interpret it, such as is inappropriate for us — as You caused the hearts of those [others] to deviate — after You have guided us, [after] You have shown us the way to it; and give us mercy from You, as a strengthening; You are the Bestower.” (Al-Imran: 8)

Tuesday, June 21, 2011 - 0 comments

Don't Give up!



"Say: "O Allah. Lord of Power (And Rule), Thou givest power to whom Thou pleasest, and Thou strippest off power from whom Thou pleasest: Thou enduest with honour whom Thou pleasest, and Thou bringest low whom Thou pleasest: In Thy hand is all good. Verily, over all things Thou hast power."(Al-Imran: 26)



Assalamualaikum!


I did mention about ‘another long story’ in the recent post, right?

Let me retype the last question, in case you forgot.

“How can we get His Love, what’s the best way?”

"And to tell you the truth, do you really know what my answer would be?


I can’t tell!” really, that was my reply. Not that I can’t tell because it’s some sort of ‘private and confidential’ things to be, it is just that, I really didn’t know the exact thing to apply with when it comes to ‘doing something best’ or ‘the best way’!

As for me, no matter how much you’re trying to do the best in seeking His love,there is still a long way to reach it, no offense, I’m just telling this so that you can think;

Relax your mind for a while and think, you have prayed 5 times daily, do your fasting during the Ramadhan* even fasting on every Monday and Thursday*, you have paid your zakat, every year* and intentionally will do it in the future, Insya Allah*, you read the Quran everyday* some even memorizing it, Subhanallah* and you perform your Haj whenever you have the chances and the money*

But still you can’t felt His Love, haven’t those things happen to you?

And sometimes, some of the people chose to give up! Wana’uzubillah!

“Why,Why, Why this thing happen to me?Why me?Why me?” Keep blaming the One-and-Only-Who-Knows-Best..Wanauzubillah!

That is why, when the sister ask me about the best way, I’ll not tell her to do this or to do that, something that can make her felt closes to Allah, I positively stated that every single of us would know the right thing to do when it comes to pleases Him, right?

But the one thing I would firmly stated is “Don’t ever give up!”, whatever you do or forbid yourselves in doing in order to please Him, there is only one that matters most when it comes to His reward (Jannah). And that is His blessings!

Haven’t Allah promises for whom that put an effort *not giving up* in the seeking of His blessings clearly in Surah Az-Zumar, verses 53?


Say: "O 'Ibâdî (My slaves) who have transgressed against themselves (by committing evil deeds and sins)! Despair not of the Mercy of Allâh, verily Allâh forgives all sins. Truly, He is Oft-Forgiving, Most Merciful.

Have faith in him and pray that He will guide us on this journey towards the Eternal! Amin!


The sisters was all in gloomy, “Why with that pity faces?” I asked curiously.

“ People have been created with feelings, right, sometimes we can feel really happy, but most of the time, there something that we can’t tell deep inside our heart, it just happen to makes most of all in sadness and feeling like giving up!”

And one of them continues;

“It is just that, besides the doa, how can we really built this faith towards Him so that we can never had the feeling to give up even once?”

Now, that is a question for me and for you!

“I’ll tell you one little secret that keep playing on my mind lately as I try to understand a verse from the Quran; but before that, do you want to know what’s the ayat is?”

Turn to Surah At-Taubah, verse 24;

“Say: ‘If your fathers, and your sons, and your brothers, and your wives, and your clan, your kinsmen, and the possessions which you have acquired, and merchandise for which you fear there may be no sale, no longer viable, and dwellings which you love, are dearer to you THAN God and His Messenger and struggling in His way, so that you have refrained from emigrating and struggling for the sake of such [things], then wait until God brings about His command — this is meant as a threat to them. And God does not guide the wicked folk’.”


Have you realize that Allah use the word “THAN”? Which mean “MORE”?

Have we considered and think deeply in our heart, have we been that person who loves Allah, and Rasulullah, more that anything in this world?

And that makes the sisters startled in a minute before confessing;

“ Subhanallah, it is a long way in seeking His Love! It is not as easy as we thought, have we felt save already with all the good deeds that we have done all this years? As if we felt confident that we’re the one that will have His reward in the HereAfter?”

I nodded approvingly. Do you want to hear a story?

They all lighten up and smiled as they lend their ears to hear this ordinary story of mine:)

p/s: I like surprises and I like making one too!~ so stay tuned...:D

Monday, June 20, 2011 - 1 comments

Seeking the True love!


In the Name of Allah, the Compassionate, the Merciful.

Let me asked you a question, dear brothers and sisters.

When someone asked you this:

“Do you love your wife/ husband?”
“Do you love your siblings?”
“Do you love your kin ships?”

How would you respond?

“Of course I do!” most of us would answer.

“ How do you show it?” Again, most of us will immediately proclaimed without any doubt;

“ I’ll do anything that will please them, we even makes surprises on some special occasions in the favor of making them happy.”

But, undeniably, some will added;

“ but you know, when it comes to a relationship, problems and misunderstanding can slightly occurs between us, and when it did hit some of the couples, being considerate to each other will be a better option and solution, in that case, they’ll never do something that will regret them for the rest of their life! ”

“And that is…” I asked blindly.

“Divorce, of course!” the sister answered shyly* she is married, by the way*

“Oh, I see!..hehehe” I smiled.

Sure you have a point, there, sister!:)

Wait, why did I mention this much? Is there something that I missed?

And, one of them would say;

“ the best love is to Allah and His messenger (Muhammad S.A.W)!”

“Indeed, sister, the best and the only true love would be the Love Of Allah and Muhammad, Rasulullah”

The question is how do you show it?

“ I’ll do whatever that pleases Him ad follow the Sunnah!”

Well done! It’s the best thing to do, indeed!

But wait! It’s not as easy as you think, sister, because when it comes to seeking His love, you’ll be tested.

“Test?” they all nodded agreeably. “ Yes, indeed, if something bad happened to us, it doesn’t mean that Allah displease us, it’s His test to increase our stage of Iman!”


Then, I asked her again;

“Something bad? Is that it? Just if it’s something bad happening to you, that would be the only test?”

Revealing the ayat from Surah Al-Baqarah, verses 155;

Allah had stated;

Surely We will try you with something of fear, of an enemy, and hunger, by way of drought, and diminution of goods, as a result of destruction, and lives, as a result of slaughter, death and disease, and fruits, by way of crop damage: that is to say, We will try you to see if you practice patience or not; yet give good tidings, of Paradise, to the patient, (during calamities;)”

How about someone that lives happily and blissfully?

Heh, they got all they wanted. What bad thing can happen to them?
They have money, they can buy anything, they have children they proud of, they have educations that they can work with..

Are they being tested too? YES!

Let us turn back a bit, to the ayat mention above;

Didn’t Allah mention about fear? Checked!
An enemy? Checked!
Hunger? Checked!
Drought (or shortage of supply)? Checked!

Diminution (Reduction of goods), ex. Food? Checked!
Loses of lives (our beloved ones, to be precise)? Checked!
Disease (our sickness, even if we’re having just a cold)? Checked!
Damages of crops ( something that we valued as it comes from your hardship and your work done)? Checked!

Are we making a list now? hehe
YES! I would like you to list it even not on a piece of paper, let it be on your mind, right now..

Because, here the real question..

Have you imagine that all of those things mention above have been playing on the mind of the ‘riches’ or the ‘blissful people’ Have you ever wonder?

Even the riches man alive, although they live happily and successfully,
saying joyously,” Oh, I’ve been bless indeed, this is all because my hardship during this years, I’ve been struggling to get this certificate, and now, I excelled and have a better life and job”

But, he forgot mentioning something really important!

All praises to Allah!”. He totally forgetting it, and that is when Allah’s blessing took over,

“When?” The sisters are eager to know.

“When He put FEAR in their little hearts.” I said.


They;

FEAR of losing their money,
FEAR of losing their child,
FEAR of losing there job,
FEAR of losing by their enemy,
FEAR of losing anything that he had with his hardship,


Why did Allah mention FEAR from the first line?
Why? Because fear is the biggest test that Allah had given to us and to all!

And that is the test, whether we become the believers or the non-believers. And look how the ayat end beautifully?

“..But give glad tidings to those who patiently persevere,”


And Subhanallah, how the ayat continues;

“Who say, when afflicted with calamity: "To Allah We belong, and to Him is our return; They are those on whom (Descend) blessings from Allah, and Mercy, and they are the ones that receive guidance.”


Indeed, only the ones that receive guidance would be the one that been bless by Him.

It doesn’t matter if you’re the poor or the riches, in the end there is only Taqwa that matters most. See how He’s testing us now? And what did most of us do?

Masha Allah, He knows all! And it was just us that being forgetful!

He has remind us in Surah Al-Fajr, verses 15 and 16, as he proclaimed;

“And as for man, the disbeliever, whenever his Lord tests him and honors him, with wealth and other things, and is gracious to him, he says, ‘My Lord has honored me’. But when he tests him and restricts his provision for him, he says, ‘My Lord has humiliated me’.”


Let us reflect ourselves, have we been the kind of man mentioned above?
Forgive us, Ya Allah, indeed we are forgetful!

“Now, I know, everyone is being tested!” said one of the sisters

“And the test is sign of Allah’s love!” I added.

Can you imagine if Allah hadn’t tested the guy with fear of losses? What can happen to him?

“ He will loses his way from His Guidance and ‘Hidayah'! Is it mention in the ayat itself sister?”

“Yes, you’re right!!” I smiled.

“When Allah gives what you asked for, doesn’t mean that He pleases you, when Allah hold something from you, doesn’t mean that He displease you, it is all part of the test!”


“Do people suppose that they will be left to say, that is, [that they will be left alone] because of their saying, ‘We believe’, and they will not be tried?,(tested with that which will reveal the sincerity of their belief).”
(Al-Ankabuut:2)


We choose to be grateful or to be boastful!

“Sister, you’re right, to seek His love is not as easy as we thought! It could be something we like but at the end we never know if it the best for us or not! Is it bringing us closer to Him or not!” the sister concluded.

“ How can we have His love, then? What is the best way?” another sister asked anxiously.

I smiled before answering;

“Hm, that would be another long story, stay tuned…”

Friday, April 22, 2011 - 3 comments

You Teach, You're Educating Yourself..


"A career working with students can often be exhausting, overwhelming, and frustrating at times. There are days that I come home from the classroom and I don’t know if I have enough energy or desire to return the following day. There are times when I finish my lesson and I am not sure if I want to start the next one.

However, for as frustrating as these times may get, there are a million and one other reasons why I love teaching because to tell you, dear friends, being a teacher, is not only teaching your students on particular subjects, being a teacher is to inspire your students to become someone beneficial in the future at the same time, educating yourself more on the meaning of ‘giving’ and ‘spreading love’ for people around you"


Your students’s future lies on how you teach them now


Check your intentions, is it your purpose of teaching is just to fill up your leisure time? Or to see these students being educated well?

As what I get, being a teacher at Sekolah Rendah Islam Baitul Ulfah had made me think and realized…and at that time, I thought, Subhanallah, thanks Allah for giving me this opportunity to experience being a teacher to my students~


Here is my story~

Believe me, it is not just an experience of being a teacher, it is more than that..


At exactly 6.50 in the morning, I start my lesson session with recitation of Quran. Some of them is still reading the iqra’ and some of them are reading the Muqaddam. It was a good start though,and I think silently,


Have we start our daily routine with the recitation of Quran? Or we wake up in the morning, having our breakfast and immediately run for work?


Nastaghfirullah..


Suddenly, one of my student cries and yelled, I want to go home!!

Okay, I understand, being a Year 1 student should make her a little homesick, they’re still trying to adapt their selves in a new environment named school. don’t you think? Reviving back on my younger times where there is a boy who won’t enter the classroom whenever his mom send him early in the morning, and he’d rather clinging on her mom’s back crying, and there seems not a way that anyone can drag him into the classroom not until my teacher try her best in persuading him.


Have you ever wonder?

Being a teacher is not just being a teacher, but you also being a mother or a father to your students. During the school session, they will be depending on you in everything.


And as I stand firmly in front of them, somewhat, there something excite in my mind and soul at that time, the feeling of love~ the feeling of making them understand the topics that I’ll teach, the feeling of giving and sharing ‘Ilm.


And that makes me realize, how teachers can still be patience whenever their students are in that bad behaviour.Because they love them, teachers always wanted the best for their students, but have we been doing the best for them?


And when every time, they seems eager to know about certain topics, whenever, “teacher, I don’t understand about this and that” phrases came out from their lips, and they would look at me with that questioned-faces, I felt my love for teaching grows unintentionally days by days, and the hard times I get, having to walk from our rented house to the school, preparing for their lunch, watching them taking their bath, it was a tiresome, but in the end, I can bear it, Insya Allah.


“ You have to prepare for their foods?” and “watching them bathe”

I nodded. “ It’s not a bad thing, right.” “but should teachers just teach? “Why do I think that you’re seems like being a baby-sitter rather than a teacher?”


I laughed responding my friend’s query. Its not that something I dislike to do, I like kids, after all, but being a teacher in a private school, moreover, most of the kids here, I assumed be living in a luxurious life, I can’t blame them for being a bit spoiled. They have maids doing all their works. Even some of my students can’t even open their shirt’s button by them selves. But I know exactly how they felt.


They have working parents, and the only time they have with their parents were at night, that if their parents came home earlier or the kids are not asleep. Do you get it? And looking at them, I know they are trying to find the love they want.



Subhanallah, I do learn a lot here, Allhamdulillah!

Being a parents is not an easy job especially when we have to divide our times between work and family.


Reviving back the time when I attend a Seminar by Prof Dr Muhaya in KL, a few weeks ago, I quite amazed of her on how she manage to organize her life, being not only a doctor, a wife, a mother but a motivator too. This more or less makes me positively believe, that there is nothing that we can't do if we want to. Who says that being a doctor will never have the time-well-spent with the family? Who says kids will be lacking of care and love from their working parents?


It is all within yourself, how’d you organized your life and it start now, dear friends ,not after you get married, or a few days before you get married,..how you had organize yourself now? You will get the result in 10 years times ahead.


Right, back to my unfinished stories, there is time, that really makes me want to role back my life again..it was like the picture keep playing on my mind all the time, even when I’m not there with them now..


I believe this is what every teacher would feel over their students..whenever their students knows how to apply what we’re teaching in their daily life's.


I was teaching about sins and reward on that day, when suddenly one of my student raised his hand and asked,


“Ustazah, kalau kita buat jahat, kita dapat dosa kan?”

I nodded and smiled.


“ Tapi kan ustazah, kenapa orang besar kat luar sana, buat jahat, diurang tak takut dapat dosa ke?”


Masya Allah, a brilliant one indeed, even a kid on this age, 7 to be precise, know the meaning of ‘fright’ or ‘afraid’ to have sins, have we as youngsters or adults have apply the words before we try to act upon something bad?

Have we been a good example or a good role model for the kids nowdays?


I try to apply everything I teach to them, during the classroom, and I’m happy to see them co-operating that much. Even when I asked them "Who wants to pick those tiny craps of paper on the floor?" They all will raised their hand willingly and asked me to pick them. Suprisingly, one of them blurt out,

“Ustazah, ada benda lagi tak boleh saya buat, saya nak dapat pahala jugak!”

Subhanallah! I felt blessing around me at that time.


To tell you the truth, sitting with them can make me think a lot, because as a kids at their age, they seems to take whatever the saw around them and they will start to questioned it, because their such an innocent kiddos, but ask yourself, how do we prepared ourselves to face nowdays growing kids?



They came out from their mother’s womb to the world with too much entertainment, and technologies, sometimes, they can even be more advanced than us.


“Ustazah, ade facebook? ustazah buat tumbler tak?” wow, you children sure knows everything!~


See my point here? Just think, of the kids that we shall raised 10 years ahead?It sure is challenging if we do not prepared ourselves from now on..


*I remind myself before others*

Wednesday, March 23, 2011 - 0 comments

The Beauty of Songkla,Thailand ( Part I )


"O mankind! We created you from a single (pair) of a male and a female, and made you into nations and tribes, that ye may know each other (not that ye may despise (each other). Verily the most

honoured of you in the sight of Allah is (he who is) the most righteous of you. And Allah has full knowledge and is well acquainted (with all things).”

(Al-Hujurat: 13)"



Keep updating your blog, Sarah" a reminder from a friend. Thanks!


Alhamdulillah, another journey I've been through during my holiday, All praises to Allah for giving me this treasured opportunity to be in Songkla,Thailand, to experienced the way of life of the Muslims there.

Subhanallah!Subhanallah!Subhanallah!

I still can't believe it myself, that I've been there a few days ago, it's suppose to be my sister who should be going on this trip, but due to certain circumstances, and luckily, it was during my holiday, so, my father asked me, and so I decided, why not going to a new place? And it is Thailand!~

Thailand? right on that moment, my mind was full of images of the killing scenes where the Muslims being attacked by the barbarous soldiers and unpleasant feeling strike me that instant.

"Are you sure it will be safe? my mum asked curiously. And then my father reply," Insya Allah, I’ve been there once".

That's quite assuring, I guess. But still, I'm not in a very pleasant mood when we arrived. We arrived there at about 9 p.m and we immediately stop at a restaurant, huh,this long journey really caught me starving.

Done with our dinner, we were brought to a hotel nearby the beach. It was dark, and all I saw was a dull-spooky-like chalets.*goosebumps*

What if there something happen in the middle of the night, if there smugglers, robbers,thugs or maybe a VAMPIRE?*there goes my imaginary thought*

What I’m supposed to do in this chalet? it’s just 9.30pm, with no internet access, there is a television but fully in Thai language with no subtitles given? and with no single word I understand?oh, except sawadhikha!hehe

How on earth I’m suppose to live here for another 4 days?? And there it goes again, my imaginary mind works, how can I sleep when my mind is busy worrying that we’re staying just beside the seashore, when at that time, there the breaking news of Tsunami in Japan?

Really an uncomfortable night!

So, I decide to have a quick iadah that night before going to bed, and by reading the Quran, it soothed me in and all. Eventually, I slept and just awake when I heard my clock alarmed at exactly 5 early in the morning.

And , my adventure in Thailand begin~

I walked outside our chalet finding that how amazed I am as the view of the seaside catch my anxious eyes..

Subhanallah, the beauty of Allah’s creation…

The waves was approaching the shore slowly, the wind was blowing lightly and there are palm trees everywhere along the seaside..




What makes me amazed of more is as I saw a group of youngsters having a study circle nearby the seashore, it makes me smiled, what a pleasant view,indeed!~and suddenly, seeing them remind me of my Usrah in Malaysia:’(

And right that moment, I murmured myself, Thailand is not bad after all..


I remember once Brother Lim told me about the influence of the Media to our brain. Just imagine, of all the news that was showed on the television, or wrote in the newspaper, is mostly about tragedy, accidents, problems, and etc…

Heh, if it is not about that, there will be no news right? That’s the way of working in a Media. That’s how they’re paid.


“No news is good news”, as I recall back what my English teacher used to said before we start our lesson back then when I was in Form 1, I realized it now. But that doesn’t mean that we didn’t have to be cautious in times, because we never know when the fatal will come. Wanauzubillah~


Right, talking about I’m in Thailand, Media did influenced me a bit, as I read about the Muslims being suppressed by the soldiers, some been killed, it’s sure give me the negative perception about this country. But, the things seems to be not as what I expected it to be, early that morning, on the 15 of March, we went to the Chana Power Plant Center to attend the 1st National Conference of ASEAN Studies in Islamic Studies and Languages: From Theory to Practice. This Seminar was held with the collaboration of some of the Universities in Malaysia mainly UKM,UPSI AND USIM with the Darul Naim Foundation in Thailand.


And the two days seminar had opened my eyes about these places in Songkla where most of the residents were Muslim as I’ve been informed that in this small city of Chana, there are over 90% Muslim living and surprisingly, most of them can speak Malay. Most of the participants in the Seminar were teachers-to-be, and this Seminar was held to give them the demonstration of efficacious teaching methods in school.


Some of the presentation was delivered fully in Thai Language* which I didn’t understand* but overall I can say that it was a success..Alhamdulillah~



Hey, and we didn’t even get to the best part yet!~


What the best thing I like in Songkla?

Let me tell you, I enjoy every bit of my days in Songkla!~


I was mesmerized by the way of their lifestyle, oh, did I mention that they rented a van to fetch us in Seremban all their way from Thailand? Really appreciate that!~


And I can feel that they really appreciate our visit there, our programme has been scheduled perfectly from the day we came until the last day we’ve been there.And the five days I ‘ve spent living there, had fascinated me of the beauty of Songkla and its people..


What makes me impressed of is how they appreciate Islam as the the way of living in Songkla..Whenever the calling of prayer was heard, the men of Songkla will immediately walked their way to the nearby mosque.Subhanallah!


Even,when we're on our way from Chana to Saddau to visit some of the religious school there, we'll drop to the nearby mosque for praying before continuing our journey.


To be continued...