Sunday, November 29, 2009

happy ending?

When life throws a sucker punch, what better thing to do but pick up the divine book of guidance? In the Qur’an, Allah tells us the story of Prophet Yusuf, using an entire chapter to detail his life from happy child, to scared captive, to slave, to prisoner, to the vizier who saves his people from starvation. If an individual was to meet Yusuf as he lay imprisoned for years in Egypt, and ask the Prophet to retell his story, what would we hear?
We would hear a tale of heartbreak, betrayal, grief, deceit; where a young man is betrayed by his brothers and left  to die, sold into slavery, raised far from his loving parents, tricked by his master’s wife, and jailed for false reasons. Looking at his story from this snapshot in time, without knowing the rest of the story, one would be inclined to see the injustice happening to one of the best of creation. What did he do to deserve this? But as his story unfolds, and the Prophet Yusuf is made a vizier of Egypt, he guides his country to successfully survive famine. It becomes clear how every event in his life was divinely ordained by Allah for the good of himself and the good of his people.

It is difficult – perhaps even foolhardy – to judge events in this life when we do not understand the qadr (divine will) of Allah. Perhaps our trials will end in success in this life; perhaps they will guarantee us success in the life to come. Our role is to face our tests with sabr (patience), remembering to have tawakul (trust) in Allah and worshipping Him with sincerity. As Allah says in the Qur’an, “We grant the Home in the Hereafter to those who do not seek superiority on earth or spread corruption: the happy ending is awarded to those who are mindful of God.” (28:83)

by By Marya Bangee in Suhaib Webb's.

beli pon boleh random ke?

i still cant get this thing straight in my head. something is just so wrong. guess what, i bought a deep fryer on black friday! aiyoo rasa cam, wat? ape da jadik ni. deep fryer? really? deep fryer? lempang diri sendri 10 kali. oh mmg saya beli deep fryer. haha.

Deep Fryers. Kitchen Deep Fryers. Hamilton Beach Deep Fryers and Kitchen Deep Fryers.
ajik, jom goreng fries? haha. 
oh maybe kita boleh jual2 fries kat pasar malam. how about that?

Saturday, November 28, 2009

The Last Sermon

Also known as khutbatul wada'. Rasulullah delivered this khutbah in front of a large crowd during his last Hajj. Imagine if anyone rasa or have the feelings that he will die soon, surely he will only talk about something very important yang tahap melampau je kan. So this is what Rasulullah SAW ckp in his very last sermon, sume bnda penting and very crucial, take time and reflect, please.

O People
Lend me an attentive ear, for I know not whether after this year, I shall ever be amongst you again. Therefore listen to what I am saying to you very carefully and take these words to those who could not be present here today.

O People
Just as you regard this month, this day, this city as sacred, so regard the life and property of every Muslim as a sacred trust. Return the goods entrusted to you to their rightful owners. Hurt no one so that no one may hurt you. Remember that you will indeed meet your Lord, and that He will indeed reckon your deeds. Allah has forbidden you to take usury (interest); therefore all interest obligation shall henceforth be waived. Your capital, however, is yours to keep. You will neither inflict nor suffer any inequity.

Allah has Judged that there shall be no interest and that all interest due to Abbas Ibn ‘Abd al Muttalib (the Prophet's uncle) shall henceforth be waived.

Beware of Satan for the safety of your religion. He has lost all hope that he will ever be able to lead you astray in big things, so beware of following him in small things.

O People
It is true that you have certain rights in regard to your women, but they also have rights over you. Remember that you have taken them as your wives, only under Allah's trust and with His permission. If they abide by your right then to them belongs the right to be fed and clothed in kindness. Do treat you women well and be kind to them, for they are your partners and committed helpers. And it is your right that they do not make friends with anyone of whom you do not approve, as well as never to be unchaste.

O People
Listen to me in earnest, worship Allah, say your five daily prayers (Salah), fast during the month of Ramadan, and give your wealth in Zakat.

Perform Hajj if you can afford to.

All mankind is from Adam and Eve, an Arab has no superiority over a non-Arab nor a non-Arab has any superiority over an Arab; also a white has no superiority over a black, nor a black has any superiority over a white- except by piety and good action. Learn that every Muslim is a brother to every Muslim and that the Muslims constitute one brotherhood. Nothing shall be legitimate to a Muslim, which belongs to a fellow Muslim unless it was given freely and willingly. Do not therefor, do injustice to yourselves.

Remember one day you will appear before Allah and answer for your deeds. So beware, do not stray from the path of righteousness after I am gone. People, no prophet or apostle will come after me and no new faith will be born. Reason well therefore, O people, and understand words which I convey to you. I leave behind me two things, the Quran and the Sunnah (Hadith), and if you follow these you will never go astray. All those who listen to me shall pass on my words to others and those to others again; and may the last ones understand my words better than those who listened to me directly.
Be my witness, O Allah, that I have conveyed your message to your people."


This will always be my favorite yet the saddest speech to read, reflect and ponder upon. May Allah guide us. Allahumma ameen.           
Source here, here and here.

Selamat Hari Raya Eidul Adha!
itu abah tgh semelih lembu bersama ayah chik and abeEri dan juga mesti ramai jejaka2 saudara maraku tgh menolong menenangkan lembu. lembu jangan risau nanti kita jumpa di jannah insyaAllah. [ fikiran random: ayah su and che su mesti seronok celebrate raya dekat tanah suci]. mereka di rumah sounds so seronok (memang la seronok kot naziha) kerana ramainyaaa la balik beraya. abah cakap 10 kereta ada kat rumah (sambil buat aksi bilang kereta) time saya call. ah how i wished that i was there but anyhow, pinggan sy beli yg ada pon okaylaah not bad hoho. Cam ayat nak sedapkan hati jer cuk3. Saya di sini? I missed my Eid Prayer, tapi sesungguhnya saya sangatlah ada kegembiraan yang banyak semalam (I had lots of fun yesterday). Terima kasih kawan2 yg mmg best tatau nak ckp apa la ke'best'an anda semua haha suke2. Perlu replace energy dengan beberapa series of sleep then finals yang menghampir, bring it on! Allahumma yassir.
Selamat Hari Raya Eidul Adha lagi lagi dan lagi!

Monday, November 23, 2009

6 Dhulhijjah 1430

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"macam matahari la.. de bagi cahaya kat bulan tp tak harapkan pon bulan bagi cahaya balik kan?"

aww too sweet lah kau nad. hik.=D

Sunday, November 22, 2009

Europe 2009: Day 3

Frankfurt, Germany

Euro sign = pitih tubik weh. hahaha.

what they call modern architecture. what i call bosan.

MyZeil. Shopping mall berlubang we called it. cantik. and seriously byk gile tmpat shopping around here. selok.

Thursday, November 19, 2009

2 DhulHijjah 1430

Maka marilah kawan-kawan kita berdoa banyak-banyak beribu-ribu lemon ok.

اللَّهُمَّ انْفَعْنِي بِمَا عَلَّمْتَنِي وَ عَلِّمْنِي مَا يَنْفَعُنِي وَ زِدْنِي عِلْمًا

Allahumma-infa'nī bimā 'alamtanī wa 'allimnī mā yanfa'unī wa zidnī 'ilmā
O Allah, benefit me from that which You taught me, and teach me that which will benefit me, and increase me in knowledge.

More pasal doa ni kat sini

No Way Through

Ctrl.Alt.Shift Competition Winner. 
Written and Directed by: Alexandra Monro + Sheila Menon
Mentor: Jim Threapleton
Music: The Thirst 

No Way Through highlights mobility restrictions imposed in the West Bank, that are limiting its habitants’ access to health care, thus violating a fundamental human right.
Ctrl.Alt.Shift is a movement for a new generation fighting social and global injustice. These films were made by members of the community to raise awareness of issues they care about. more here.
lu pikir la sndri. (-_-")

these ten days.

Ibn `Abbas (as) reported that the 
Prophet (sAw) said: "There are no days in which righteous deeds are more beloved to Allah than these ten days." 
The people asked, "Not even jihad for the sake of Allah?" 
He said, "Not even jihad for the sake of Allah, except in the case of a man who went out to fight, giving himself and his wealth up for the cause, and came back with nothing."

May we benefit from these blessed ten days, in sya Allah.

Wednesday, November 18, 2009

help me God

so true.

Pizza in his pocket

Alright fine this song might be so last year but I just knew it last weekend. Thanks Arny! Cam suka tahap dewa hohoho. Yummy food mentioned in the song, omigosh nak makan nak makan! Haha bukan nak learn the lesson kan. Really made my day =) 

Did you ever hear about the boy

Who ate and ate and ate!
He ate early in the morning
And he ate when it was late.
But he didn’t thank Allah for all the yummy food he had
And he ate so much it made him sick!
Which really made him sad.

He ate dates in
Damascus, which he thought were very nice.
And hot samoosas in
Sumatra, seasoned with a special spice.
He had tacos in
Tijuana with some sauce he got from Spain
And a bowl of fresh bakalava that he bartered in
He said gyros made in
Cairo are a taste that can’t be beat,
And the lemonade in
Yemen made a very special treat.
But the turkey made in
Could still use a pinch of salt.
If you ever visit
Malta, you should
Have a chocolate malt!
He had pizza in his pocket, he had ketchup on his shirt,
And he bought an ice-cream sundae, so he wouldn’t miss dessert.
He had pizza in his pocket, he had ketchup on his shirt,
And he bought an ice-cream sundae, so he wouldn’t miss dessert.
On a bay in the
He ate bon-bons in a bunch.
And then he rushed back
Home so he could make it
Just in time for lunch!

Then one day he saw a little girl, who held her tummy tight,
And he walked over and asked her if everything was alright.
She said she was so hungry and had been hungry for so long,
Then he realized the way he ate was very very wrong.
He looked down at his own tummy and he started feeling pain-
Pain from eating too much food, but he knew not to complain.
So he brought the girl some food, shared it with her family,
Then they thanked Allah for what they had, and then he let them be.

So let’s try to learn a lesson and let’s try to do what’s right.
Eat the food your parents give you without a fuss or fight.
Always be thankful to Allah for all your yummy food,
Share what you have with others, because not sharing is rude.
Being thankful is what’s really great.
Eat the veggies on your plate.
And don’t be like the boy who always ate and ate and ate!

Friday, November 13, 2009

Events for Winter 2009

Few programs are lining up to cherish your winter, in sya Allah. Pilih pilih.
| Muktamar MISG-IMSA 2009 | Atlanta, GA | Dec 24 - Dec 28 |
| Holding Fast to the Rope of Allah, Creating Synergy in the Community |
more here

| Reviving The Islamic Spirit 2009 | Toronto, Canada | Dec 25- Dec 27 |
| SOS: Saving the Ship of Humanity |
more here

| RIS8 Knowledge Retreat 2009 | Toronto, Canada | Dec 28 - Jan 02, 2010 |
| Medinan Winds for Western Sails: Reviving Prophetic Spirituality in the Last Days |
more here

MAS-ICNA Convention 2009 - Chicago
| MAS-ICNA 8th Convention 2009 | Chicago, IL | Dec 23 - Dec 27 |
| ISLAM: A Blueprint for Change |
more here.

Another one but I cant find the flyer anywhere too bad.
| 15th Southern Islamic Convention Atlanta | Atlanta, GA | Dec 25- Dec 27 |
more to come here

Ok so now it's a matter of choices right?
and may Allah reward those ppl who put a lot of hard work in organizing these events.

Thursday, November 12, 2009

Mari kita belajar satu perkataan yg mudah.


Ok sebut lagi sama2. kuat kuat ok .

Assalamu'alaikum. Assalamu'alaikum. Assalamu'alaikum. 

Sebut lagi 5 kali. Tambah 11 kali lagi. Nice pandai2.
Bila nak cakap perkataan ni? Bila kita jumpa seseorang yang nampak macam muslim sbb de pakai tudung ke or apa2 yg sesuai dgn muslim. Takyah gedik2 nak cakap "hey" or "hi" or "smekom" atau ape2 la yg anda suka sebut. Ok got it hik?

ni lepas agak2 sepuluh kali termalu sendiri. Cth:
A: Heey
B:  Hey Assalamu'alaikum. Hows everything?
A: Wa'alaikumusslm. yes, great great. (da termalu sendiri) How about you?
B: Alhamdulillah. A lil bit busy but alhamdulillah great.
A: (termalu lg rasa nak lempang diri sendiri.)

What I noticed here in America, kawan kawan seagama saya bercakap dgn penuh emmm what should I call it? cam "masyaAllah sister, your hijab is really beautiful" etc etc. cam penuh dgn masyaAllah, subhanAllah, AlhamduLillah etc etc. Haaaaa lu pikir la sndri.
May Allah grant us His guidance. Allahumma ameen.

Friday, November 06, 2009

Silver Bean @ Chicago

This is one of my favorite places. (lupakan swiss, pisa, niagara, etc haha). Heh selok tgk bnda silver ni, the shape is like a bean, or doughnut yang belom goreng lagi. I wonder how they built this thing. cam wah menarik sgt. and stereotype "architect sgt macho" cam betol je hahaha.

Oya ckp org obses ngn diri sndiri je suka benda ni sbb what u actually see is yourself. Oh meaning saya obses with myself lah? sbb saya suka bnda ni. like a lot. Cantik oh. You can see the buildings around with perfect blue sky reflected atas bean yg bulat dan licin tu. Comel sgt.

this was actually under the bean, you can see your tiny reflections on the silver wall.

and my last fall here in US slowly fade away. sobs.

off to Atlanta again tomorrow for AlMaghrib class. 
Alhamdulillah for all the blessings (time, great ppl around, money, etc etc etc.)
Everything is just perfect.

Thursday, November 05, 2009


Ni youtube feveret saya. all time. dengar da byk kali je macam. ada dua org syeikh yg saya suka sgt2. si hensem Syeikh Hamza Yusuf and sorang lagi mmg saya suspect since first time jumpa, Syeikh Suhaib Webb. Eh ehh notice that both of them are converts, cakap Arab bekebuk kebuk. Diorg converted time college, so I assumed 20 lebeh la kan umurnya. Harapan utk dri sndri - sempat lagi nak blaja arab and cakap bekebuk2 ni. hahaha. Jom amek arab, ok cepat g jumpa ustaz Busyra! Smoga ada berita gembira (busyra) utk saya! Enjoy the vid.

oh oh Suhaib Webb ckp de checked out Quran from public library, baca dlm tandas (sbb cuak ngn parents and he didnt know the rules, yet). Betapalah berminat nak discover Quran tu kan. Kita bagaimana pula? Seriously, kita bagaimana?

Wednesday, November 04, 2009

Loves. Picture perfect!

a: sume nampak ceria dlm gmbar ni
me: well it runs in my blood u know. the ceria thing.
a: ceh no wonder u're a BME major
me: what?

do you know that theres an art that they called 

heh I still think that straight forward words do better in most cases. kalo nak kata nak, kalo tak nak cakap tak nak. then i'll get it. kalo tak tau senyap sudey jgn byk ckp hik. but hinting? not with me perhaps. art is beauty but this one, I just dont get it haha.
and so many things happened lately, making everything better. yes, better for sure.

btw do you know why Allah calls his servants muflihoon?
muflihoon from the word fallah(farmer)

because they cultivate this dunya to harvest the akhira.

or maybe they are suppose to.
kita bagaimana pula?
jeng jeng jeng


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