Wednesday, January 14, 2009

We Will Not Go Down Tonight (A Song For Gazaa)

Bismillahi walhamdulillahi 'alaa rasulillah,

Ibn `Umar RA reported: The Messenger of Allah sallallahu 'alaihi wassalam said:

“A Muslim is a brother of (another) Muslim, he neither wrongs him nor does hand him over to one who does him wrong. If anyone fulfils his brother's needs, Allah will fulfil his needs; if one relieves a Muslim of his troubles, Allah will relieve his troubles on the Day of Resurrection…"
[Bukhari and Muslim].

In another Hadith, Abu Hurairah RA reported: The Prophet sallalahu 'alaihi wassalam said:

"He who removes from a believer one of his difficulties of this world, Allah will remove one of his troubles on the Day of Resurrection; and he who finds relief for a hard-pressed person, Allah will make things easy for him on the Day of Resurrection; he who covers up (the faults and sins) of a Muslim, Allah will cover up (his faults and sins) in this world and in the Hereafter. Allah supports His slave as long as the slave is supportive of his brother…”

Now the situation arises for us to help our fellow Muslims out - our brothers and sisters in Palestine are struggling very very hard right now, don’t hesitate whether to do it or not - especially boycotting the israeli and american's goods, don’t think or have the attitude ‘What will I get out of it?’ Just rememeber the words of Your Prophet Muhammad sallalahu 'alaihi wassalam, when he said:

“Allah supports His slave as long as the slave is supportive of his brother…”

So, never leave them standing after asking for your help, if they is in need of your help… help them fisabilillah...For it is YOUR DUTY to do so, and it is a RIGHT they has over you.

ps : be a "khairunnas anfa uhum linnas.." may all your efforts in any kind of forms be blessed and repaid with manifold favours by Allah, ameen ya rabbal 'alameen..:)

We Will Not Go Down Tonight (A Song For Gazaa)
Micheal Heart

A blinding flash of white light
Lit up the sky over Gaza tonight
People running for cover
Not knowing whether they're dead or alive

They came with their tanks and their planes
With ravaging fiery flames
And nothing remains
Just a voice rising up in the smoky haze

We will not go down
In the night, without a fight
You can burn up our mosques and our homes and our schools
But our spirit will never die
We will not go down
In Gaza tonight

Women and children alike
Murdered and massacred night after night
While the so-called leaders of countries afar
Debated on who's wrong or right

But their powerless words were in vain
And the bombs fell down like acid rain
But through the tears and the blood and the pain
You can still hear that voice through the smoky haze

We will not go down
In the night, without a fight
You can burn up our mosques and our homes and our schools
But our spirit will never die
We will not go down
In Gaza tonight

We will not go down
In the night, without a fight
You can burn up our mosques and our homes and our schools
But our spirit will never die

We will not go down
In the night, without a fight

We will not go down
In Gaza tonight

Saturday, January 10, 2009

There is No God But Allah

Bismillahi walhamdulillahi 'alaa rasulillah,

this was happen to be my most favourite nasheed for the time being, along with this video i want to share one short tazkiyyah that may benefits us, inshaAllah :)

Mu’adz ibn Jabal RA said, that the Prophet Muhammad Sallallahu 'alaihi wasallam asked him :
"Oh Muaadh do you know what is the right of Allah Subhana wata 'alaa upon his servants and the right of the servants upon Allah?"

he responsded "no"

and the Prophet Muhammad Sallallahu 'alaihi wasallam said to him :
"that Allah’s right upon the servant is that he be worshipped without associating any partners with him and the right of the slave is to be granted Jannah for whoever worships Allah alone."

[saheeh bukhary]

We spend so much time in cleansing our homes which is the center of our living, it is where we receive our guests but where we need to spend time cleaning is the dwelling of our emaan - our renew it by saying " Laa ilaha illallah" as many time as you can!

ps : Anas bin Maalik used to tell his children:

O my children! Secure the knowledge by writing it down! :

from Sunan An-Nisaa'i [Kitaab Al-Ilm], authenticated by Al-Albaani in Silsilat Al-Ahadeeth As-Saheehah # 2026]

The Du'aa of Light

Bismillahi walhamdulillahi ‘alaa rasulillah,

Ibn ‘Abbas RA reports that he once stayed the night as a guest of Maymuna RA, who was his aunt, and the Prophet sallalahu ‘alaihi wassalam. They slept on their blanket lengthways, and he slept at the end, crossways. After they had all slept for a while, the Prophet sallalahu ‘alaihi wassalam rose in the middle of the night to pray the tahajjud prayer, and Ibn ‘Abbas RA joined him.

They both did wudu’, and he prayed eleven rak'aats with the Prophet salllalahu ‘alaihi wassalam. Then they both went back to sleep again until dawn.

Bilal RA called the adhan and the Prophet sallalahu ‘alaihi wassalam did another two short rak’aAts, before going into the mosque to lead the dawn prayer.

Ibn ‘Abbas RA said that one of the du’aa that the Prophet sallalahu ‘alaihi wassalam made during this night was:

“O Allah, place light in my heart, light in my tongue, light in my hearing, light in my sight, light behind me, light in front of me, light on my right, light on my left, light above me and light below me; place light in my sinew, in my flesh, in my blood, in my
hair and in my skin; place light in my soul and make light abundant for me; make me light and grant me light.”

[narrated by Bukhary and Muslim – saheeh]

ps : i really adore Syeikh Mishary Rashid Al Affassy's recitation..hah..have to learn how to recite like him then!

Thursday, January 8, 2009

The Holy Book - It's All For Us!

Bismillahi walhamdulilahi 'alaa rasulillah,

When we read the Quran, cultivate the mentality that every single surah, verse, aayah, and letter was revealed for us, personally.

Verse addressed to Banu Israeel (Jews)? Maybe Ahlil Kitaab (people of the book)? Or maybe An-Naas (humankind)? Or even the obvious, to those who believed? Yes, it addresses them, but it also addresses us. Learn from their past, their triumphs and their defeats, their actions and their mistakes, their joys and their pains.

And remember, there is nothing without purpose in the Quran if we don't feel like we benefit from any of it, grab a volume of tafseer (maybe Fii Ziilalil Quran?) and read up on the meanings.

May Allah cultivate in our hearts a love of this great and fundamental basis of our deen, ameen!

ps : i am working on "Aayaatu As-Sabr" in Quran" - my other half think it will be useful for a lecture on Sabr and for those who are in need of Sabr. Truly, Quran makes everything easier when life gets hard..;)

Tuesday, January 6, 2009

Perceiving Isn't Reality

Bismillahi walhamdulilahi 'alaa rasulillah,

Remember that the outcome of our actions are in the Will of Allah and nothing else. Our efforts do not convey a certainty towards the outcome whatsoever.

There are times where you plan for something, but it didnt happen. Then there are times you may just briefly sit and didnt think too much, but it happen, as for instance my marriage.

Is it by luck?


This shows that Allah is The One in control. We should put our efforts in, but know that the result is in the Will of Allah . It's miraculous, because there will be times (and I know many of my friendss have seen this) that we tried so hard, expect this and that, but actually you didnt score, i mean you did not achieve what you expected. Thats Allah at work, and know that it is Allah, and nothing else.

كتب عليكم القتال وهو كره لكم وعسى ان تكرهوا شيئا وهو خير لكم وعسى ان تحبوا شيئا وهو شر لكم والله يعلم وانتم لا تعلمون
البقرة - آية 216

"Warfare is ordained for you, though it is hateful unto you; but it may happen that ye hate a thing which is good for you, and it may happen that ye love a thing which is bad for you. Allah knoweth, ye know not."

[Suratu Baqarah verse 216]

Times come where we perceive something to be bad for us, but Allah sees goodness it in. And there are times where we perceive something to be good for us, but Allah finds badness in it. We do not know what is best for us, and so it is always important to look to Allah for everything we do, and put our trust in His judgment. For who knows better then The All-Knowing, The Wise?

ps : jazakallahu wa khairan katheera to my beloved zauj for the gift of verse from suratu baqara :-)

Two for the price of one

Bismillahi walhamdulillahi 'alaa rasulillah,

Allah says in the Qur'an:

"So verily, with the hardship, there is relief; Verily, with the hardship, there is relief!
[Suratu Inshirah, verses 5-6]

Two for the price of one! How's that for a deal?

So if you find yourself in a position of hardship, ask yourself: What ease am I forgetting?

And also, the use of with, shows that the two are so closely related as to be companions--they are together!

And Allah is the source of peace, As-Salaam.

Monday, January 5, 2009

Islamic Phrases For Daily Use

bismillahi walhamdulillahi 'alaa rasulillah,

The following are some of the phrases that are in everyday usage. Try to use them more often to increase in your remembrance of Allah. And when you use these phrases, remember the meaning--don't just say it!

source : here

When Used
Arabic Term
When starting to do something Bismillah In the name of Allah
When greeting or parting from someone Assalamu-Alaikum Peace be unto you
When replying to a greeting Wa alaikum-us-Salaam And unto you be peace
When intending to do something Inshallah If Allah wills
When something is being praised Subhaan-Allah Glory be to Allah
When in pain and distress Ya-Allah O Allah!
When expressing appreciation Mashallah Whatever Allah wills
When thanking someone Jaza-kumullahu khayr May Allah reward you with goodness
When awakening from sleep La-Ilaha-Illallah There is no God but Allah
When taking an oath Wallahi or Bellah By Allah
When sneezing Alhamdulillah
All praise is due to Allah
When someone else sneezes Yar-Hamokumullah Allah have Mercy on you
When repenting of a sin Astagh-Firullah I seek Allah’s forgiveness
When giving to charity Fi-Sabi-Lillah In the path of Allah
When having love for someone Lihub-Allah For the love of Allah
When getting married Amantu-Billah I believe in Allah
When a problem appears Tawakkaltu-'ala-llah I trust in Allah
When unpleasantness occurs Na-Uthu-Billah We seek refuge in Allah
When pleasantness appears Fata-Barak-Allah May Allah bless you
When participating in prayer Ameen Let it be so
When news of a death is received Inna-lillahi-wa-inna-ilahi-raji'un
From Allah we came and to Him is our eventual return

Sunday, January 4, 2009

THIS is what we will ask from Him

bismillahi walhamdulillahi 'alaa rasulillah,

Looking at the best examples in history, we can see incident of when Ibrahim AS left his family in the barren valley of Mecca. What did Ibrahim AS desire for them? Upon departing them, he makes the following du'aa to Allah:

"O our Lord! I have made some of my offspring to dwell in a valley without cultivation, by Thy Sacred House; in order, O our Lord, that they may establish regular Prayer: so fill the hearts of some among men with love towards them, and feed them with fruits: so that they may give thanks."

[Suratu Ibrahim, verse 37]

He does not ask for the food and shelter first, even though he leaves his family in a place without cultivation. He asks for their guidance first and foremost. That they worship Allah alone and establish salaah. Then he desires good companionship and food for them. This part of his du'aa would be listed in the worldly needs. But even when he desires for them the worldly good, he connects his du'aa to ibadah, he requests from Allah to give them the fruits in this world so that they may be thankful to Him! And thus obtain the reward for ibadah even then.

Truly, that was an amazing du'aa! so now When Baba, Ummi and Mama make du'aa for you guys, THIS is what we will ask for, inshaAllah...its not only for the best in this world, but also the best in the eternal hereafter. May Allah bless all of you, my beloved kids, to obey and submit to Him alone, and make you guys thankful for all the blessings that are bestowed upon you..ameen :)

ps : and make du'aa for Baba, Ummi and Mama too. This is a sign of true love for us - if you guys should know :)

Allahumma inni as'aluka ilman naafian, wa rizqan tayyiban, wa 'amalan mutaqabbilan.

"Oh Allah! Give me ilm (knowledge) that is beneficial, and rizq that is clean/pure/halal, and deeds that are accepted"

Saturday, January 3, 2009

Be an Utrujjah (Orange)?

bismillahi walhamdulillahi 'alaa rasulillah,

i came across this hadeeth while reading Fadhailul 'Amaal earlier tonight. At the same time, it reminds me very much of my other half, how he loves to eat small/mini oranges very much :). Now i know why he was so addicted to that fruits ;)

from Abu Musa Al Asy'ari RA, Allah’s Messenger sallalahu 'alaihi wassalam said :

"The example of a believer, who recites the Qur'an and acts on it, is like an orange (utrujjah) which tastes nice and smells nice.

And the example of the believer who does not recite the Qur'an but acts on it is like a date that tastes sweet but has no smell.

And the example of a hypocrite who does not recite the Qur'an is like a colocynth (bitter apple) which tastes bitter and has a bad smell."

And the example of the hypocrite who recites the Quran is like a sweet basil (raihanah)which smells good but tastes bitter."

[rawahu Bukhari, Muslim, Nasa'ii and Ibn Majah]

So inshaAllah, we should all strive to be like the believer who is like an orange : the one who is emanating beauty because of his/her attachment to the Qur'an. And may Allah protect us from being like the hypocrites, ameen!

ps : striving for orange...nang rasa oren ..he he he..:)

Friday, January 2, 2009 i come...

bismillahi walhamdulillahi 'alaa rasuulillah,

"Katakanlah (wahai Muhammad, akan firmanKu ini, kepada orang-orang yang berakal sempurna itu): Wahai hamba-hambaKu yang beriman! Bertakwalah kepada Tuhan kamu. (Ingatlah) orang-orang yang berbuat baik di dunia ini akan beroleh kebaikan (yang sebenar di akhirat) dan (ingatlah) bumi Allah ini luas (untuk berhijrah sekiranya kamu ditindas). Sesungguhnya orang-orang yang bersabarlah sahaja yang akan disempurnakan pahala mereka dengan tidak terkira. "

Say, “O My servants who have believed, fear your Lord. For those who do good in this world is good, and the earth of Allāh is spacious. Indeed, the patient will be given their reward without account.”

[Az Zumar verse 10]

kebelakangan ni banyak sangat ujian melanda..hari-hari hati ni terusik ..namun alhamdulillah "bayang-bayang baru" aku sentiasa optimis dan tak putus-putus memberi kata-kata perangsang agar aku sabar..

"sabran ya Nurrr..friends of Allah never grieve of despair. My strength is in your strength. Inna ma'al usri yusra..inna nasrallahi qareeb.."

how grateful i am because He gifted me such a wise and optimist husband ..hamdan lillah ;)

well the point is, all of us are in some kind of hardship or test. At the time when the hardship strikes it is extremely hard to be patient and you keep wishing that you could just go somewhere where no one would know you. Allah reminds us that everything is under His control and the earth is spacious. Those who will be patient and follow Allah commands He will make it easier for them and guide them in this world and in the next they will have countless reward. When were down or not....we should return gratitude an thanks to Allah for lifting spirits at all costs and for favours bestowed..because with hardship comes ease, with pain comes glory...inshAllah..just make sure you have TRUST in Allah and His ability to grant you what is best and His ability to solve your problems the instant you make du'aa..

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enough about obstacles and yang sewaktu dengannya.. :)

Bintulu banyak melakarkan sejarah sepanjang usia hidup aku..(well what can i say..i am here for almost forever..haihhh...) but i will never forget what i gained sepanjang aku menjalani proses "tumbesaran" ku disini..dari kanak-kanak ke zaman akil baligh dan skarang dah dewasa..he he he..dari zaman badan sekeping hingga "bermuscle" seperti skarang..hamdan lillah kerana pengalaman pahit itu lah yang banyak menjadikan aku seperti skarang..

well to everyone that knows me, minta maaf zahir batin sekiranya selama ini, aku banyak error kat korang..minta halal segalanya dan yang mana aku ada hutang kat korang tu, please email aku untuk tuntut [] other than that, doakan agar aku selamat segala-galanya and hopefully hijrah aku dari Bintulu ke Oman dalam sisa usia aku ni akan ditaburi dengan segala bentuk keberkatan..ameeen.. i come..;-D

ps : jazakallahu wa khairan katheera, beloved for non-stop inspiring tazkiyyah/reminders each and every day. truly you are my savior :)

" Wahai Tuhanku, turunkanlah daku di tempat turun yang berkat dan Engkau adalah sebaik-baik Pemberi tempat."

"O my Lord! enable me to disembark with thy blessing: for Thou art the Best to enable (us) to disembark."

[Al Mu'miinuun verse 29]