Sunday, May 31, 2009

life is a test because of 4 things:
  1. we were created with the ability to think and to reason
  2. we were created with feelings
  3. we were created with desire or nafs
  4. Allah had sent us prophet Muhammad peace be upon him, to give us guidance that we should applicate and practise in our life, the guidance that came from He who posseses the knowledge about everything, He who had created us.

Because of these 4 things, life had become a test for us . For example,

One morning, you wake up, have a breakfast , dress up and go to school. At the moment we are awake , we had been tested , that is we are given permission to breath and continue life. You are given chance to decide what do you want to do with every single breath after you have been given the ability to think, to reason and differentiate between right and wrong, you have been provided with guidance and now ,your feelings and desire will make the difference in your act . And of course you will be payed with what you have worked for.

Often in life, we will face a situation where we really wanted to do something and we might think that it is good for us but islam prohibited it , in this situation , we must be patient in order to avoid the punishment from Allah due to the ignorence for what he had prohibited us from doing because, firstly, Allah is the one who had created us thus he knows best what is good or what is bad for us , He is the only one who knows eveything about us , the best and most complex creation , that is the sign that He loves us , yes , we are being loved by God , the one who is most merciful . Therefor , every law, every thing that he had planed for us for sure will bring good for us .

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

5. So, verily, with every difficulty, there is relief:
6. Verily, with every difficulty there is relief. (As-Syarh)

We are for sure must be patient while our patience is still rewarded with all sorts of nikmat in jannah . In akhirat if were being punished , it is the same whether we bear it with patience or not.

16. "Burn ye therein: the same is it to you whether ye bear it with patience, or not: Ye but receive the recompense of your (own) deeds." ( At- Tur)

* how is my first writing in english? hope i will improve post by post :]

Wednesday, May 27, 2009


hidup ini ujian , dan setiap yang wujud di alam ini adalah ujian kepada kita, kerana manusia itu diciptakan dengan akal,nafsu, perasaan dan fitrah. Dengan adanya nafsu , penciptaan jantina yang berlainan menjadi ujian buat kita , udara yang disedut dalam setiap nafas , makanan , pakaian , ilmu yang kita miliki ,wang , tubuh badan, semuanya menjadi ujian buat kita, sama ada untuk melakukan ketaatan atau kemungkara dengan segala yang telah diciptakan . Namun , Allah itu maha pengasih, diutuskanNya rasul yang mebawa ajaran dan panduan dalam menempuhi hidup ini , ajaran yang benar semestinya, ajaran yang diredai dan diiktiraf olehNya ,ajaran yang datangnya dari Dia yang maha sempurna.

Bersabarlah dengan setiap ujian yang diberikan sementara kesabaran kita itu masih punya nilai , nilai yang menjadi bekalan keakhirat . Sesungguhnya , di akhirat kelak , jika kita di azab , tiada bezanya jika kita bersabar atau tidak bersabar dengan azab yang disediakan . Firman Allah :

" Masuklah kamu kedalamnya, maka sama ada kamu bersabar(menanggung azabnya) atau tidak bersabar, sama sahaja(tidak ada faedahnya) kepada kamu. Kamu tidak dibalas melainkan dengan apa yang telah kamu kerjakan "
(At-Tur , ayat 16)

Kesabaran dan ketaqwaan itu semestinya mendapat ganjaran yang penuh nikmat dari Dia yang Maha Kaya, Dia yang memiliki segalanya.

" Sesungguhnya orang yang bertaqwa ditempatkan di dalam syurga dan nikmat kesenanagn "
(At-Tur, 17)

dan banyak lagi nikmat yang diperihalkan dalam surah ini. Sebenarnya, terasa amat berat untuk menulis artikel ni , kerana tidak yakin diri ini dapat melakukan sepertimana yang ditulis , kerana sabar itu bukanlah sesuatu yang mudah, sesuatu yang amat tinggi nilainya semestinya bukan mudah untuk dipraktikkan dalan kehidupan ini.

Sunday, May 24, 2009

very interesting stories

Favorite Story: An interesting insight into decision making

A group of children were playing near two railway tracks, one still in use while the other disused. Only one child played on the disused track, the rest on the operational track.
The train is coming, and you are just beside the track interchange. You can make the train change its course to the disused track and save most of the kids. However, that would also mean the lone child playing by the disused track would be sacrificed. Or would you rather let the train go its way?
Let's take a pause to think what kind of decision we could make...
Most people might choose to divert the course of the train, and sacrifice only one child. You might think the same way, I guess. Exactly, I thought the same way initially because to save most of the children at the expense of only one child was rational decision most people would make, morally and emotionally. But, have you ever thought that the child choosing to play on the disused track had in fact made the right decision to play at a safe place?
Nevertheless, he had to be sacrificed because of his ignorant friends who chose to play where the danger was. This kind of dilemma happens around us everyday. In the office, community, in politics and especially in a democratic society, the minority is often sacrificed for the interest of the majority, no matter how foolish or ignorant the majority are, and how farsighted and knowledgeable the minority are. The child who chose not to play with the rest on the operational track was sidelined. And in the case he was sacrificed, no one would shed a tear for him.
The great critic Leo Velski Julian who told the story said he would not try to change the course of the train because he believed that the kids playing on the operational track should have known very well that track was still in use, and that they should have run away if they heard the train's sirens. If the train was diverted, that lone child would definitely die because he never thought the train could come over to that track! Moreover, that track was not in use probably because it was not safe. If the train was diverted to the track, we could put the lives of all passengers on board at stake! And in your attempt to save a few kids by sacrificing one child, you might end up sacrificing hundreds of people to save these few ignorant kids.
While we are all aware that life is full of tough decisions that need to be made, we may not realize that hasty decisions may not always be the right one.
"Remember that what's right isn't always popular and what's popular isn't always right."
Everybody makes mistakes; that's why they put erasers on pencils.

Favorite Story: Thinking out of the Box

A 99.95% challenge that you will have a wrong answer to the question asked in the passage.
Once there was loving couple traveling in a bus in a mountainous area. They decided to get down at some place. After the couple got down at some place the bus moved on. As the bus moved on, a huge rock fell on the bus from the mountain and crushed the bus to crumbs. Everybody on board was killed.
The couple upon seeing that, said, 'We wish we were on that bus.' Why do you think they said that?
If they had remained on the bus instead of deciding to get down, the resulting time delay could have been avoided and the rock could have fallen after the bus had passed...
Thinking out of the Box or Think positive in life always and look for opportunities when you can help others...

Favorite Story: It is only that we don't attempt to think

Many years ago in a small Indian village, a farmer had the misfortune of owing a large sum of money to a village moneylender.
The Moneylender, who was old and cunning, fancied the farmer's beautiful daughter. So he proposed a bargain. He said he would forgo the farmer's debt if he could marry his daughter. Both the farmer and his daughter were horrified by the proposal.
So the cunning moneylender suggested that they let providence decide the matter.
He told them that he would put a black pebble and a white pebble into an empty money bag. Then the girl would have to pick one pebble from the bag.

1) If she picked the black pebble, she would become his wife and her father's debt would be forgiven.

2) If she picked the white pebble she need not marry him and her father's debt would still be forgiven.

3) But if she refused to pick a pebble, her father would be thrown into Jail.

They were standing on a pebble strewn path in the farmer's field. As they talked, the moneylender bent over to pick up two pebbles. As he picked them up, the sharp-eyed girl noticed that he had picked up two black pebbles and put them into the money bag.
The Moneylender, then asked the girl to pick a pebble from the money bag.
Now, imagine that you were standing in the field. What would you have done if you were the girl? If you had to advise her, what would you have told her?

Careful analysis would produce three possibilities:

1. The girl should refuse to take a pebble.

2. The girl should show that there were two black pebbles in the money bag and expose the moneylender as a cheat.

3. The girl should pick a black pebble and sacrifice herself in order to save her father from his debt and imprisonment.

Take a moment to ponder over the story. The above story is used with the hope that it will make us appreciate the difference between lateral and logical thinking.

The girl's dilemma cannot be solved with traditional logical thinking. Think of the consequences if she chooses. What would you recommend to the girl to do?

Well, here is what she did ...

The girl put her hand into the money bag and drew out a pebble. Without Looking at it, she fumbled and let it fall onto the pebble strewn path, where it immediately became lost among all the other pebbles.
"Oh, how clumsy of me," she said. "But never mind, if you look into the money bag for the one that is left, you will be able to tell which pebble I picked."
Since the remaining pebble is black, it must be assumed that she had picked the white one. And since the moneylender dared not admit his dishonesty, the girl changed what seemed an impossible situation into an extremely advantageous one.
Moral of the Story:
Most complex problems do have a solution. It is only that we don't Attempt to think.

Favorite Story: Challenges keeps us fresh

Life is to strive for the best ... rather pass by with rest ...
The Japanese have always loved fresh fish. But the waters close to Japan have not held many fish for decades. So to feed the Japanese population, fishing boats got bigger and went farther than ever. The farther the fishermen went, the longer it took to bring in the fish. If the return trip took more than a few days, the fish were not fresh. The Japanese did not like the taste.
To solve this problem, fishing companies installed freezers on their boats. They would catch the fish and freeze them at sea. Freezers allowed the boats to go farther and stay longer. However, the Japanese could taste the difference between fresh and frozen and they did not like frozen fish. The frozen fish brought a lower price. So fishing companies installed fish tanks. They would catch the fish and stuff them in the tanks, fin to fin. After a little thrashing around, the fish stopped moving. They were tired and dull, but alive. Unfortunately, the Japanese could still taste the difference. Because the fish did not move for days, they lost their fresh-fish taste. The Japanese preferred the lively taste of fresh fish, not sluggish fish.
So how did Japanese fishing companies solve this problem? How do they get fresh-tasting fish to Japan? To keep the fish tasting fresh, the Japanese fishing companies (still) put the fish in the tanks. But now they add a small shark to each tank. The shark eats a few fish, but most of the fish arrive in a very lively state.

Like the Japanese fish - "Man thrives, oddly enough, only in the presence of a challenging environment." - said L. Ron Hubbard Challenges are what keeps us fresh!
Instead of avoiding challenges, jump into them. Beat the heck out of them. Enjoy the game. If your challenges are too large or too numerous, reorganize the challenge, team up, be resourceful and do not give up. Failing makes you tired. If you have met your goals, set some bigger goals. Once you meet your personal or family needs, move onto goals for your group, the society, even mankind. please!!!!!visit this site)
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Friday, May 8, 2009


bila baca novel Advencer Si Peniup Ney , Faisal Tehrani(beli lama dah , baru nak sambung baca) rasa teringin untuk merasai kemanisan cinta kepada Allah seperti yang dirasai oleh ahli sufi.
Dikisahkan rasa cinta itu berkembang dari saat kita memikirkan betapa hebat dan sempurnanya Allah ,lantas hati diselubungi kedukaan kerana teramat rindukan Allah , natijah daripada asyik memikir-mikirkannya . Kemuncaknya jiwa bergetar dikuasai emosi, makin lama penuh melimpah lantas melahirkan kegembiraan , kebahagiaan , ketenangan dan keasyikan yang amat kerana telah mendapat cinta Allah ,cinta dari Dia yang maha indah lagi maha sempurna . Cinta yang sebegini tinggi nilainya , sudah tentu tidak akan singgah di jiwa-jiwa manusia yang terbelenggu dengan dunia , segala ikatan dengan dunia haruslah diputuskan dalam menggapai cinta yang hakiki lagi penuh suci. Marilah kita sama2 mencari cinta Allah yang sememangnya wujud tanpa keinginan kita untuk menerimanya sedangkan Allah itu maha pengasih lagi maha penyayang.

Sabda rasulullahhi sallalallahualaihiwasallam:

Di dalam jiwa itu terdapat satu ruang tempat berkumpul. Barang siapa mencintai satu sama lain, maka berkumpullah di situ dan barang siapa tidak, mereka pun tidak turut serta didalamnya
(Bukhari & Muslim)


dengan nama tuhan yang maha pengasih lagi maha penyayang.

aku bukan ustaz , walaupun belajar di sekolah yang ramai ustaz uatazah dan bakal ustaz ustazah. jadi, coretan ini hanyalah coretan manusia biasa .

ujian.banyak kali dah dengaq perkataan ni(tiba2 ghasa nak cakap kedah) sebanyak mana setiap seorang manusia di bumi ni menghadapinya. K , kita kena ingat bahawa Allah itu maha pengasih lagi maha penyayang( buktinya sentiasa wujud disekililing dan didalam badan kita sendiri) . Dengan mengingati hakikat ini , kita tidak perlu risau atau takut dengan ujian dan dugaan yang didatngkan dalam pelbagai zat dan sifat. Kerana pengasihnya Allah itu menjadi jaminan bahawa setiap ujian itu bukanlah bertujuan untuk menzalimi kita bahkan ia merupakan satu cara bagi Allah untuk memberikan lebih banyak nikmat untuk hambanya , nikmat yang amat tersirat kewujudannya. Sebetulnya , pemberian nikmat itu juga menjadi ujian bagi kadar pemberian nikmat yang seterusnya. Sesunguhnya Allah itu maha kaya dan Dia juga maha pemurah(dua sifat yang selalunya amat payah utk bersatu dlm satu tubuh dan jiwa manusia).Dengan ujian inilah baru kita mengerti betapa bernilainya setiap satu perkara yang kita miliki . sebutir atom pun semestinya mensyukuri kewujudan atom yang lain yang dapat membantunya mencapai kestabilan . Semestinya , nikmat yang datang daripada ujian itu tinggi rendah nilainya kepada kita bergantung kepada' level ' ujian tersebut. Sesungguhnya bersama setiap kesusuhan itu kesenangan , janji Allah , yang semestinya benar. Sebenarnya masalah cinta ketika belajar juga dapat diatasi jika kita percaya dengan kasih Allah. Kita tidak akan sibuk mencari pasangan kerana percaya dengan ketetapan jodah yang tuhan tetapkan , ketetapan yang terbaik mestinya untuk diri kita kerana yang pertamanya Dia yang mencipta kita lantas mengetahui apa yang terbaik untuk ciptaannya .Kedua , sesungguhnya Allah itu maha pengasih , maka Dia tidak akan menetapkan sesuatu yang buruk atau memudratkan kepada hambanya.
Mungkin lebih mudah berbicara berbanding mereka yang menghadapinya di alam realiti ,mungkin, sesungguhnya diri ini tidak mengetahui(mungkin tau jugak kot, skit2 ha ha)

Ok, salam , semestinya kita dicucuri dengan rahmat yang me(limpah)2

Friday, May 1, 2009

The American Muslim Dream: Chapter 2 - Part 1

The American Muslim Dream: Chapter 2 - Part 1

The American Muslim Dream: Chapter One

The American Muslim Dream: Chapter One
Dengan nama Tuhan,
Yang Maha Pemurah lagi Maha Mengasihani .

Di sini akan ku curahkan segala apa yang selama ini berlegar – legar memenuhi ruang mindaku yang serba kekurangan , agar coretan yang penuh kekurangan , jauh dari kesempurnaan ini dapat memberi peringatan kepada kita semua , kepada aku , bahawa diri ini telah lama lalai , telah jauh dari tujuan hidup yang sebenarnya.

Hatiku resah , sesak dengan segala kekusutan dan kerisauan , tidak memberi sedikit ruang pun untuk ketenangan menapak , barangkali dek tekanan SPM yang kian menghampiri , mungkin juga kerana diri ini lalai degan dunia dan cintanya yang mempesona , tidak menyedari bahawa maut juga teramat hampir, mungkin esok, mungkin beberapa minit lagi, mungkin beberapa saat, beberapa detik , mungkin sekarang. Namun begitulah fitrah manusia, fitrah aku, punya kecintaan pada sesuatu yang menyeronokkan , melalaikan ,bebas dari tanggungjawab dan pengtaklifan . Namun , manusia itu secara fitrahnya juga punya rasa bertuhan dan juga rasa ingin menghambakan diri , rasa yang disingkirkan ke lubuk hati yang tersudut lagi terpencil, ditolak-tolak rasa cinta akan dunia yang memenuhi segenap ruang hati .

Alam ini sememangnya sementara , alam ini selalu diperkatakan penuh noda dan kemaksiatan , hasil tangan-tangan manusia yang hina .
Namun , alam ini juga merupakan ciptaan Dia Yang Maha Indah , lagi mencintai keindahan .
Alam ini sebetulnya juga manjadi bukti dan dalil kekuasaannya.
Alam ini bias menjadi penjara bagi orang mukmin, bisa juga menjadi taman yang indah,
Taman yang menghidupkan hati dengan kekaguman terhadap
Kekuasaan , keagungan dan kebesaranNYA.

Suatu senja yang hening, aku dibentangkan dengan panorama di ufuk yang begitu mempesona . Biasan sinaran Sang Mentari yang kian menghilang menyerakkan warna-warna yang harmoni penuh keindahan. Sememangnya, ini bukan kali pertama aku melihatnya ,hamper setiaphari. Ya, setiap hari awan dan langit diciptakan dengan penuh keindahan .

Timbul persoalan di hatiku , persoalan yang wujud dek kekaguman yang melimpah di dalam hati , persoalan yang bakal merungkai suatu hakikat yang sebenar , jika bertemukan jawapannya.

Hatiku bersoal , mengapa Tuhan sanggup menciptakan alm yang sebegini indah , diciptakan segala yang indah di sini , alam yang padanya aku melakukan kemaksiatan dan kemurkaan .Jawapan yang datang begitu memberi kesan pada hatiku , kerana jawapan itu memberitahuku bahawa aku ini, selama kewujudanku , teramatlah disayangi dan dikasihi Dia, Dia Yang Maha Pemurah lagi Maha Mengasihani . Masakan tidak, sesungguhnya diri ini lebih banyak melakukan penderhakaan berbanding ketaatan semestinya. Diri ini tidak pernah melakukan yang terbaik dalam setiap amalan , hanya untuk Dia. Diri ini juga sememangnya lebih cintakan dunia .

Meskipun begitu , diri ini masih lagi diciptakan sebagai sebaik-baik ciptaan dengan segala kehalusan , ketelitian dan keteraturan . Diri ini merupakan sebaik-baik ciptaan . Diri yang derhaka ini juga diizinkan untuk hidup di alam yang penuh dengan keindahan dan kenikmatan . Ah, betapa pengasihnya Tuhan ! Serasa aku ini sebetulnya tidak layak diciptakan sebagai ciptaan yang terbaik. Selayaknya, diri ini tidak layak untuk diciptakan kerana , penciptaanku hanya mengundang kemurkaan , bukanlah kesyukuran atau ketaatan . Namun Dia yang maha mengetahui hikmah rahsia disebalik kejadian.

Boleh sahaja Tuhan menciptakan langit yang berwarna
Merah jambu siang harinya dan hijau muda pada malamnya,
Boleh sahaja kicauan burung digantikan dengan suara lembu ,
Boleh saja Dia menciptakan manusia itu sebagai seburuk-buruk ciptaan dengan serba-srbi kekurangan.
Kerana Dia Maha Kuasa , lagi Maha Berkehendak. Dia memiliki segala yang ada di langit , bumi dan antara kedua-duanya.
Namun, Dia juga bersifat dengan sifat Yang Maha Pengasih lagi Maha Penyayang,
Segala kekuasaan digunakan bagi menciptakan segala yang terbaik untuk hamba-hambaNya.

Ah , betapa terhutangnya diri, betapa bongkaknya diri, betapa butanya mata, pekaknya telinga dan betapa tertutupnya hati.

Kini , aku akan mencuba, cuba untuk mengikhlaskan segala amalan yang terbit dari diriku hanya untuk Dia yang selayaknya,
Dia yang bersifat dengan segala kesempurnaan , Dia yang menguasaai segala yang wujud,

Dia yang padanya kubersujud,
Dia Tuhanku,
Tuhan yang Maha Pengasih lagi Maha Penyayang.

-hamba yang dikasihi, hamba yang memuliakan-
29/4/09 , Khamis