Friday, October 30, 2009

sang murabbi

i'd just finished watching sang murabbi, an indonesian movie based on the life of Allahyarham Rahmat Abdullah. a beautiful story indeed. i was touched by his endless efforts in conveying His messages to other muslims. despite of objections from certain people, he was always steadfast and patient as he was only afraid of Him. he dedicated his life for islam.

"It is not (possible) for any human being to whom Allah has given the Book and Al-Hukm and prophethood to say to the people: "Be my worshippers rather than Allah's.'' On the contrary (he would say): "Be you Rabbaniyyun, because you are teaching the Book, and you are studying it " (3:79)

few of scripts that i love from the movie:

Even rocks and water on a river can work peacefully together, then be ashamed of yourself if you cant unite with other muslims.

Sekelompok manusia terkampar, siapa yg mengaku bertanggungjawab bila semua pihak menghindar. Biarlah saya yg menanggungnya, semua atau sebahagiannya

Kemiskinan yg paling dahsyat ialah kemiskinan azam n tekad

janganlah jadi seperti asap, besar di udara tetapi tidak berharga. jadilah seperti bintang, hanya kecil tetapi bersinar.

Monday, October 26, 2009

my love letter =)

"Be mindful of Allah, and Allah will protect you."
(hadith 19)

so, we'd covered this hadith this week. and i'm just going to explain a part of it here. He protects us in two ways. first, through worldly matters (eg our family, belongings etc). and second, is through our faith (iman) and religion (islam as our deen). and i am really thankful to Him for generously providing me these two things since the day i was born. am really2 grateful for having Islam as my deen. there is no other greater blessing than that. alhamdulillah. He always shields me with Islam while many others had been left astrayed. alhamdulillah. and i will always hope that He'll protect me during my moment of death so that i'll die in islam. insyaAllah.
i hope that He'll give me the strength to sustain my iman everyday and i'll be a faithful muslim woman one day. amin. Allah, i love You.

"This day, those who disbelieved have given up all hope of your religion; so fear them not, but fear Me. This day, I have perfected your religion for you, completed My favor upon you, and have chosen for you Islam as your religion. " (5:3)

Thursday, October 15, 2009


this week's content for Health in Practice is about migrant; which include the stands of many religions on certain medical situations (abortion, euthanasia etc). and of couse, i was excited to have its discussion session on wednesday. but, i accidentally missed the class and i was so so so frustrated on that day. only He knows how i felt. i felt like i have the biggest chance ever to let others know about islam and i just wasted it like that. due to my own weakness. (many thanks to farah and hajar who courageously explained to them about islam's stands). i would say i had the highest level of regret on that night. that was one.

إِنَّ مَا تُوعَدُونَ لأَتٍ وَمَآ أَنتُم بِمُعْجِزِينَ

Surely, that which you are promised,
will verily come to pass, and you cannot escape (6:134)

secondly, i was browsing through my friends' blogs (who are at auckland and sydney). i could say i was actually jealous towards them. it's just because that they have a wonderful and large muslim community there. with the kind-hearted sisters. with the islamic programmes (those with knowledgable and proffessional people telling them about islam). plus, looking at how fast they'd developed (in terms of iman) really makes me say to myself "i wish i was there"

hold on a second, does that mean you are not happy with what Allah has set up for you? you think what He did is bad for you? astaghfirullah. He always knows what's the best for you though you dont like it. so i analysed those 2 scenarios.

Fighting is ordained for you (Muslims) though you dislike it, and it may be that you dislike a thing which is good for you and that you like a thing which is bad for you.
Allah knows but you do not know (2:216)

the 1st one: by missing the great chance to spread islam to others, i am actually more determined to do it by using other way in order to pay back what i'd lost (eg updating this blog more often..hehehe). and i explored my intention. do i want to be there because i want them to know about islam's perspectives? or i want to be there just because i want to talk in front of them? so we can see an issue of intention here. the conclusion is we should ALWAYS look back at our intention of every actions and refine it (if it seems slightly astrayed). so the 1st case is done.

the 2nd one: this was not a new issue indeed. had been feeling this since the day i came here. it comes and goes. it's just tonight that it came back. this reminds me of what my friend said about this issue: just imagine all of us want to go to the same place. and we all take the same train. the difference is just that they enter the train earlier compared to us. the important part is that we're all in the train. we'll be safe as long as we're in the train. i guess this analogy explains it all. and perhaps i want to add some modification to it. hehehe. we can also go to the same destination by using a train that has a different route. as long as its last destination is the Hereafter. perhaps the different route is the one that taught you to be a stronger person =)

فَإِنَّ مَعَ الْعُسْرِ يُسْراً

Verily, along with every hardship is relief (94:5)

Wednesday, October 14, 2009

The Blue Sky

my everyday view =)

i will smile all by myself on my way back home from uni everyday. i would just look up at the blue sky above me, the mountain and those trees which are like smiling at me too. i am content on my everyday bike-riding trip. i am so grateful that for being sent here, because i have the chance to be closer to Him everytime i look at His creations, which never fail to amuse me. perhaps most of us had overlooked and forgot the most basic facts; He has given us this world to live in, the earth to step on, the air to breathe and the water to drink. those things, which are seen as naturally-occuring by most people, have actually gone through various processes before it is made available for us. and maybe that's why those 'nature' notions appear. "they appeared all by themselves" " it's a natural process, nobody creates it".

another everyday view =)

i was actually amazed at complex processes that a drop of water has to go through before it reaches our tap. it travels much further than we do! it comes from the salty sea then become a white puff of cloud. then the cloud travels with the kind help of wind. when it's too heavy, it generously pour us its water (but not as salty water) without us having to pay for anything! they're all so kind, helping humans without asking for any return. yet why humans are so arrogant when they had been given so many things? cant we learn to be grateful? how come we say that it happens all by itself while it's crystal clear that it is all beautifully arranged? and now just spare a moment of your hectic schedule to just go out there and look up at the sky and smile. give thanks to Allah, the Creator and the Sustainer. ^_^

"Do you not see the water that you drink. Is it you who cause it to come down from Al-Muzn, or are We the Cause of it coming down. If We willed, We verily could make it salty; why then do you not give thanks" (56: 68-70)