Thursday, October 27, 2011

Purpose of life

Assalamualaykum all,

Alhamdulillah C:

What with that straight forward title missy? Well, I couldn't think any better for now, my eyes are heavy and my right head is ached, seriously I need to hit my head on the wall. Nah, don't worry I won't do that, I don't have heart to do so I guess, well ok back to the topic! 

The purpose of life, everyone without exception will have this sort of question in their head, what on earth am I doing here, why am I live in this cruel world, what should I do here in this world, why God created me? Live my life(Eat, sleep, make friend, get good job, have family and blah3) then died and then what? Well, if you have that sort of question, it's really normal, it's fitrah, something that naturally instilled in our soul, that we need to have the purpose of life. So, who gonna tell you, your purpose of life? Is it your prime minister? or your parents? or your teacher? well no worries, God, Allah the almighty who created us, who the only one that has the right to tell us what is our purpose of life, so we won't lost our direction. 

"I have only created jinns and humans to worship Me. I do not need from them to provide for Me, and I do not need from them to feed Me. Allah is surely the One Who gives providence, and He is the Mighty and Strong." The Holy Qur'an, Chapter 51, Verses 56-58

Worship is to obey Allah completely, love Him completely, do what He loves and keep away from what He hates. 

Prayer is an act of worship, Fasting is an act of worship,Zakah is an act of worshipHajj is an act of worship Fighting evil is an act of worshipLearning Islam and gaining knowledge is an act of worshipSaying good words is an act of worshipAvoiding bad words is an act of worshipSupplication is an act of worshipStruggling to be better is an act of worshipDoing any good deed and avoiding bad deed in order to please Allah is an act of worship

Oh well, the list is on and on, just don't limit the worship form into religious command like prayer and fasting, everything could be an Ibadah if we do it because of Allah and the way we do it is within the syari'at(Allah's law). It doesn't mean you have to keep your knee down and bow all the time and do nothing else, it doesn't mean you have to stick to the masjid 24/7 and begging others to feed yourself. That a wrong and narrow concept of worship. We can live our life normally like others but within  Allah's law(What He says Ok, and what He says Not OK to do). 

But I know, the question won't stop there, the next question maybe is why God wanted us to worship Him? Why we have to worship Him and so. Thats a million dollar questions that you need to find the answer, I strongly recommend you to go to the Imam and ask him, or have good chat with your friends about this or you can search it on the net, well here the website that I think can give you a clear picture about it. Don't let the questions shake your believe, you have to find the answers, its always there but we need to do some efforts.

Tuesday, October 11, 2011

My weird mystical land?


*SIGH* Hey! It's not good to start something with sigh! Ok, I take it back, satisfied?! Something really bother me, I can't handle to spill it out here, it's something that really famous now in Malaysia,I think it has become like a phenomenon maybe, well I don't know if it's also happen somewhere else. To make things clearer let me give you some situations here: 

Situation 1:

Lady Gaga: You see, I can feel like my husband is trying to marry another girl, I don't want    
                      that to happen! 
Lady Gugu: You know what? I think you are right! You should do something Gaga!
Lady Gaga: I know i can always trust my 'six sense'. I can sense his weirdness, but I don't 
                     know what to do, he never tells me the truth, he always avoiding me. *Crying 
                     out loud*
Lady Gugu: I think I know what you should do, it's an easy way to get out from this  
                     problem, hmm lets go to the shaman(Bomoh) and ask him some potions for your      
                     husband, so he will not leaves you for another girl!

Situation 2:

Gugirl 1: I wonder, why he always ignores me? Am I that ugly to look at? *Sigh*
Gugirl 2: Hey never say that! You are amazing just the way you are. *Singing*
Gugirl 1: Stop it girl! I just really sad when I think about him, I want him so badly.
Gugirl 2: Well, I guess there's no other powerful way to get him, I heard someone can make 
                him falls in love with you. The shaman can do that, he'll give you the right potion 
                so he'll falls for you!

Situation 3:

Woman 1: I will never forget what she did to me, I will never forgive her! She deserves to 

                   get punishment! *Punching the wall*
Woman 2: Wohoo you just hurt yourself with that punch, don't worry she'll get punished by 
Woman 1: No! I want to see her suffering in front of me, not when I'm death!
Woman 2: Wow, if that the case, I know how to work it out, I know the shaman at my 
                   village, he able to do so, your enemy will suffer in a blink, believe me!

And I wonder, is this really happens for real? Or are these kind of dialogues were quotes from the drama or movie only? But what really bother me is, why the media has to promote this kind of actions? Like when we got problem with our spouse, friend or enemy, shaman can solves this for us, wait, IN A BLINK??? What?!! Why don't they promote something like when we got problems, we just need to get back to Allah, the most Powerful and our Protector? And solves the problem by referring to Quran and Sunnah, by discussing the problem with another side and end the problem in a proper way. 

Why don't we educate our community the right way to solve the problems? Come on, shaman or any other mystical practicers, they are all human, God's creature like us! I just hate it when the media popularized this action and relate it with woman, yes as you can see from the dialogues, they are all woman. I don't know why they are so interested in this 'black magic' and 'ghost' thingy, they're a lot more issues that could be appointed in the movie and it even weird when this kind of movie has received a huge amount of money. I'm afraid if this phenomenon may creates some misunderstandings to Islam, because the actress and actor in the movie is mostly Muslim. Maybe non-Muslims are laughing on our craziness of that sort of ghost thingy movie or maybe they will think that Muslim is also seeking for other than Allah when they're in need! No, Allah is the only Power that can solves our problem but we need to figure it out, don't just sit around and pray that the problem will be settled! Don't we listen to what Allah says in Quran?

This is the Book, in it is guidance, sure without doubt, for those who fear Allah." [ch2/v1].  
And We have sent down to you the Book explaining all things, a Guide, a Mercy and Glad Tidings to the Muslims". [ch16/v89]

..and from Him we come unto Him will we returned. Allahua'lam

Tuesday, October 4, 2011

Baby oh baby!

Salam and good day folks,

Baby oh baby, this post is about baby, awww! Honestly, what do you feel when you see a baby? What will flashes into your mind? *Oh, so adorable, so cute, I want to hold, kiss and hug that baby.* Ahaaa sounds familiar? Ok, I have to say, that's what comes into my mind when I see a baby(Oh, heaven!). God, gives us this special feeling to the baby, isn't it? This natural feeling which is love has no exception, even a very rough man, when he sees a baby, he will smiles and wants to at least pinch the baby's cheeks! Am I right? Like me, even I don't have a baby yet (Well, i'm unmarried, remember? lol) but I do really love my nephews, mashaAllah. I don't know when does this feeling grows, but it's there really. I missed to talk (even I don't understand his words) cradle, hug and kiss him when I'm not with him. 

When I look at his innocent and pure face, I was like "Oh who on earth could abandon such adorable innocent creature like you, you did nothing wrong, you bring laughs and smiles to the home, but yet there's some heartless people that could do that, they put the blame on you because of their sins and misguidance, they abandon their baby, threw in the dustbin, even worse, burn their baby. Oh what a world!". I'm about to cry to think how cruel human could be, even animal loves and cares for their baby and now we put ourselves lower then animal. Nauzubillah min zhalik. I'm really sad when I read the news about this, but at the same time, I don't know the story behind this, what makes the mother doubtlessly abandon her own blood in a dirty place. What pushes her to put her baby there. Maybe she was raped? Or maybe the baby was produced from the forbidden relationship? Who knows? Subhanallah, that's why Islam recommends prevention before cure. 

How to prevent such thing to happen? It has to be at the very beginning, from childhood, so parents should be able to inspire, teach and educate their children to adopt Islam in their life not just having Islamic name. Inspire our kids with our actions and manners, show and tell them why they have to follow God's will and how organized and beautiful our life could be when we follow God. Talk and listen to them, answer them patiently and be kind to them. By this way, when Islam is built in their self, flowing in their blood, no temptation could jiggle their believe and inshaAllah everything else would be fine. Well, this is reminder for me of course, because one day inshaallah I will become a mother to my children. I make du'a that you and me will become a good parents that give a good example to the kids. Amin!

P/S: Oh I'm still in sad zone because of the news! :'( Hey little one, you surely in a heaven now, playing in unimaginable garden cheerfully, rest in peace dear and may Allah guides your parents and forgive them so they can join you there. Amin

Monday, October 3, 2011

An Invitation to Invite

Assalamualaykum all,

Seems like, it's getting harder to constantly post something in this space of mine. What am I doing? Busy? Busy with what? The world, the people(my nephew, school?) the things surrounding them. Oh, what a bad excuse! So many things happened, in my country, and all around the world, nothing stay still and me also keep moving, who stand still will suffered just like if you are staying still on your bad for such a long time, things around you, that you never seen them like  ants, and other creepy little things will overrun your body for sure, they will take advantage on you and you'll benefit nothing from them. Ok, I was tagged in my friend's blog post, Sufi Haraki about the campaign to make a blog as a medium for da'wah, thanks sissy, much appreciated :) . Alhamdulillah, it recalls me to refresh and purify my intention on blogging. 

First off, what is da'wah? Lets do some revision, huh(Don't be too lazy lads!). Da'wah is an arabic term literally means "to invite" or "to offer to share". Ok, who to invite? Whoever you meet, whoever you know(Muslims or non Muslim) especially those who around you. Hmm fine, but how?  In whatever ways you could. By your speech, your manner, your writing..... Oh wait! Invite to what? Ok, sorry I should have tell you at the beginning. It's an invitation to live our life according to Allah's will, we have our manual, guidance which are al-Quran and hadith. I got it, but why we have to invite people? That's not our job I think, there's a group of people like Tabligh that do that sort of thing, sorry! Hey, don't we listen to Allah says in Quran:
You are the best of people raised up, for you call to all that is right and righteous and you forbid the evil, and you believe in Allah.
[Qur'an 3:110]
Let's be the best of people like in this ayah. Sharing Islam is a very simple concepts. We can do da'wah in so many sorts of way including blogging (Yeah!!). Keep in mind at all the time that you are in a special mission to deliver a message to worship Allah according to the way that He wants to be worshipped. You are to call them to know the truth and how to follow it. You do this in a polite way and right actions. Remember that your actions are observed by others through your behavior and manners, you are the role model for what Islam is all about (You don't believe me huh?!), yes you are! Especially people that love to generalize things, when they saw you did something bad, they'll concluded that all muslim did so(OMG!). 

You can see here that the real problem is not to invite people to the message of Islam, it is the way we go about it. It is undeniable that the way we present ourselves and the messages is most important (Unfortunately, we take these for granted). We supposed to advise everyone by using gentle and simple approach to attract the thirsty soul to the Way of Allah for sure before that we need to practice Islam first. Don't ruin the image of Da'wah by rigid methods, mistakes, impatient and impolite manners (like we never did mistakes, never talk to people like they are a sinner and you are are pure, big NO to judgmental mind)  because it will give a very negative impression about Islam and Muslim. Da'wah is actually simple and everyone can do it in our own ability (I mean, level of knowledge) and opportunity. You know what i'm doing now? I'm inviting you to invite people, *pretty smart huh?!* Ok, I guess thats it, well, just start it off! 

Ahaa...want some more tips? Peek on my tumblr :)

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