Thursday, December 27, 2012

DELETED

A MAN POSTED SOMETHING ON A SOCIAL WEBSITE:

MUSLIMS THEY ARE TERRORISTS. THEY DON'T BRING PEACE, THEY BRING BOMBS


Anonymous A: WTF!
Anonymous B: Rude af
THE MAN: Haile Selassie rules!
ME: You might wanna check this out before you make some conclusions about other religions


THE MAN: Muslims strap bombs to themselves. Terrorists
ME: hahhahhaa that's funny. So, are you saying that people who strap their body with bombs are terrorists? Wow. Then, you should check the stats for "straps bombers" in the US and UK. You'll be surprised. Doesn't that make these countries terrorists too? 

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The post has been deleted by the owner 

Saturday, December 22, 2012

MEN & BRANDED ITEMS

Sorry to have to bring up this matter to the public but it has been boggling in my mind for like ages now and I have only realized how perturbed it is just until recently. Annoying..annoying..annoying and WEIRD on top of everything. So this is how it goes.

        Today, my father and my lil bro just came back from a holiday trip. They bought some candies, local specialty pastry and the important thing is, they bought us (my big bro and I) a pair of jeans each. I was very excited because I'm just lacking jeans myself. So it's a good time for me to finally have a new one. Then, we tried it and as expected my lil brother bought the wrong size for us. The funny thing was, just right before we tried them on, my father said, "Anything wrong with the jeans sizes BLAME YOUR BROTHER!!!". hahhahhaha ok...and plus, he thought I'm size 29!!??? while he thought my big bro 27!!!?? HELLO!!?? I AM NOT THAT FAT!!! how could he?? I'm hurting already..hahahha

         Anyhow, back to the story...my jeans fitted emm quite ok on me just that it needs a little cutting and maybe a belt would do the trick. However, my brother he can't even get the jeans up to his thighs. FYI, they are LEVI'S. So, this is my opportunity to try them on. and TADAAA it fits prefectly. Perfectly I repeat *I told ya so to you know who... =_=* Swinging my hair back, I said swiftly," You just have to give that thing to me. There's no way you're gonna fit in them". My mom intervened with a smile," Looks like it's your lucky day today." You bet it is!!

          When the 2 brothers left the building (house) my mom stroked a conversation with me:

"The new jeans for you..what size are they?"
"29"
"Is it Ok?"
"Emmm...well it's OK but it needs to go to the tailor coz it is way too long for me and maybe the waist is a little bit off too"
"OK. But you've tried Joe's (not real name for my big bro) and..??"
"PERFECT! I think I might as well take that because I don't think he'll wear it anyway.."
"I think you should. Speaking of which I think he got a pair of jeans but he never wore it. I think you should take that too if they fit you"
"Huh? Really? Why wouldn't he wear it?"
"Because it is not up to his standard. Same goes with Billy (not real name for lil bro). He won't wear anything if that piece of clothing is not near branded even if it's nice."


After that talk, then it just hits me. These branded things and guys don't just happened to my 2 brothers but it also occurs to many of my guy friends. Huh. Quickly enough I posted this question on a social website. " I NEED SOME CLARIFICATION HERE: Is it true that most guys only wear branded items ONLY!! ONLY!! Other than that it's a big NO NO for them. WHY!?"

           Surprise2..the answers are quite shocking and they came from male respondents too. One guy said..I don't know..another one said..maybe because his wife does not pay any attention to him (that's funny and unexpected), some said VERY TRUE but the one that really shocked me the most is "because they don't have zuhud". WHAT!? Zuhud = asceticism (To know more click here

          First of all, what does all this has to do with zuhud? And then he said, do you even know how zuhud people wear, eat, and how they spend their money? Emm, I was seriously taken aback..in my mind, I was already thinking, zuhud is not all about that stuff then I replied, "Are you imposing that all males don't have zuhud then? Because I'm talking about most guys and I don't think that this matter has any relation to zuhud *or does it?* I just see this as more to trends these days rather than relating it to religious because I think in Islam there is no such boundaries saying that you shouldn't buy branded items." 

           And then he replied, "No..but it's almost close to that thing *dah pulak...* and plus, there is no girl in this world that would want guys who don't wear branded garments." WOAH!! Talking about bold and big statement...

          That is just so ridiculous..I mean come on, seriously?? Personally, I don't judge a guy by what he is wearing and as a matter of fact, I don't and won't even know whether the clothes that you are wearing are branded or not. Because to me, once you wear it, you wear it and have to say, based on my experience, the more expensive the clothes are, the uglier it would get. ahhahahahha hope nobody kills me after reading this. Like this one day, 2 friends (boys) came in the class and one guy asked this girl. "From your observation, which one is more expensive?" and the girl said, "I think the shirt guy A looks more expensive than guy B. His shirt (guy B) is just so plain" "Nope, you're wrong. Guy B's shirt cost like RM100++" Jaws dropped...

          Well, my point is, as a girl *I AM A GIRL..n nobody will argue with that* we don't care what you guys are wearing as long as it is pleasant to the eyes to see. We care more about your personality. We have the tendency to look at the guy's attitude first rather than judge what he is wearing that day. If you are a nice man, kind hearted, down to earth and all that nice things, then whatever that you wear will look just equally as good as your personality. So, don't worry too much about clothing...if you have the money, then it's OK for you to buy branded items otherwise don't. 

P/S: Save money for other more beneficial things and still I don't have the solid answer to this question: Why men loves branded items? hahhhaha any good answers??

Wednesday, December 19, 2012

INTERESTING STORY OF THIS WORLD

We do not own this piece....this is a post that we've found interesting and a worth time reading. Hope you guys enjoy reading it as much as we all had. Have fun

Once a man saw in his dream, that a lion was chasing him.The man ran to a tree, climbed on to it and sat on a branch. He looked
down and saw that the lion was still there waiting for him.The man then looked to his side where the branch he was sitting on was
attached to the tree and saw that two rats were circling around and eating the branch. One rat was black and the other one was white. The
branch would fall on the ground very soon.


The man then looked below again with fear and discovered that a big black snake had come and settled directly under him. The snake opened
its mouth right under the man so that he will fall into it.The man then looked up to see if there was anything that he could hold on to. He saw another branch with a honeycomb. Drops of honey were falling from it.


The man wanted to taste one of the drops. So, he put his tongue out and tasted one of the fallen drops of honey. The honey was amazing in taste. So, he wanted to taste another drop. As he did, he got lost into the sweetness of the honey.Meanwhile, he forgot about the two rats eating his branch away, the lion on the ground and the snake that is sitting right under him.After a while, he woke up from his sleep. 

To get the meaning behind this dream, the man went to a pious scholar of Islam. The scholar said, the lion you saw is your death. It always
chases you and goes wherever you go.


The two rats, one black and one white, are the night and the day.Black one is the night and the white one is the day. They circle
around, coming one after another, to eat your time as they take you closer to death.The big black snake with a dark mouth is your grave. It’s there, just waiting for you to fall into it. The honeycomb is this world and the sweet honey is the luxuries of this world. We like to taste a drop of the luxuries of this world but it’s very sweet. Then we taste another drop and yet another.Meanwhile, we get lost into it and we forget about our time, we forget about our death and we forget about our grave.


Extracted from: http://thedailyreminders.com/interesting-story-of-this-world-by-imam-ghazali/

Thursday, December 6, 2012

THE CLASSMATES

To be quite honest, I truly am going to enjoy doing this one. SO EXCITING AND SO FUN!! Weee
So basically we all have been in a class before right?? Pfffttt...*what kind of question is that!!??* What makes YOUR and MY class so exciting and so thrilling!!? The study? The teachers? The....class??? Duuuhhh, the PEOPLE IN IT dummy!! ^_^

          The picture above actually speaks out on its own but of course being me, I just love to comment everything and just give out any specific description. Even though, my opinions are not needed! Not needed.  HAJIMEMASHOU

1) CLASS CLOWNS - could be said the most popular person in the entire class. Always make people laugh, do funny stunts, have lovable character, laughs a lot for him/herself. Basically, class clowns are the person that gets the class going and happening. They are like glue that glued everyone together. Get it? Glue that glued....hahaha...ok, let's keep rolling. *that's not even funny..=_=*

2) SKATER BOY - Emm, skater boy huh? Really love to have one in my class. *drool drool* My perfect imagination of a skater boy would be cool, awesome, cool, have swag and COOL!! *blushing* but none of the boys in my class are one. Too bad ;( however, we have BASIKAL BOYS!!! hahhahaha The discovery of the basikal boys started like a couple of months ago when I started to do my experiment...long story cut short, we (girls) have a lot of joy and fun riding their bicycles in the past evenings. Not bad for basikal boys huh?

3) BUFFER BOY - Oh yeah..this is what I'm talking about!! They are so tough and so reliable!! Just wanna touch those big biceps. heheheh

4) COPYING MACHINE - HAHHAHA talk about copying. EVERYONE IS INVOLVE! No exception. The very critical moment of this activity being carried out is when your lecturer gives the class a pop quiz and you are so not prepared. YOU ARE SO POPPED AND SO DOES EVERYONE ELSE! Let's start the copying peeps!

5) DESPERATE - The one that will always ask other people "Have you finished your homework?? Have you?? Have you??" yeah...why? "Let me borrow them..you know, for reference!" Big grin with purplish face and heavy sweating

6) HARD WORKERS/ NERD - Mostly their areas will be at the front. Ummm, the most undesired one in the class. The enemy to everyone. Everybody will turn their heads around with glaring eyes to face her when the teacher ask, "Did I give you any homework yesterday?"

7) THE QUEEN BEE/ VAIN - The hottest girl not just in the class, could be the entire school. Is blessed with natural beauty. But the question is now, how about the inside beauty? Is it as beautiful as the outside? hahahhaha jk jk. The one with the biggest wardrobe, fashionista.  Ulala

8) DIFFERENT - the word just describes it all. AWKWARD

9) BACK OF CLASS CREW: 
  • HYPERACTIVES - the noisy and sometimes can be irritating and annoying
  • CLASS BUNKERS - aka the late comers or the ones that will never ever come to class unless the exam is just around the corner (to get spot questions!!!) a very strategic place to sit just in case they are late for class and they have to sneak in. Clever clever
  •  BULLIES - hahahha statistically proven!!   
10) VEGETABLES/ OUT OF EARTH - well well well, pretty much like me!! hohoho Mostly they are seated in the middle and back. But beware of these sleeping beauty. THEY SCORE WELL IN MOST EXAMS!! *crap!? how can this happen!!???*

11) MUSICIANS/ SINGERS - New song everyday. Their songs will reflect their mood for the day. Will make up any songs that instantly penetrate through their minds. Annoying brats. They think they are cool and famous. Keep on dreaming brother!! hahahha

12) IN LUV COUPLES - GET A ROOM ALREADY!!

13) STRESSED OUT - The one that seems troubled the most. Need counseling ASAP. When we look at them, will immediately feel stressed out too. So RUN!!

14) SPORTS GUY - HUNKY! YEAH

15) GOSSIPING MACHINES/ BFFs - they move in packs. Usually 5-8 people a group. Any hot and unseen and unheard rumors, they have it! The organizers of the class. Pretty handy huh? :P   

16) SKETCHERS - need a hand in decorating your blend, empty, boring desk? Whiteboard? Notice board?  Walls? Chairs? THEY CAN DO IT! Call them at 1800-88-SKETCH-555 or email them at www.iamasketcher.com.

hahhahha...that's a lot of fun. Huh. Well, this is just my rendition of the classmates. Maybe you have one that is more interesting? CALL ME MAYBE? LOL. Have a great day ;) 
  

Friday, November 30, 2012

CARRYING OUT THE TRUST

" Surely Allah commands you to make over trusts to their owners and that when you judge between people you judge with justice...." (4:58)

"Truly, we did offer Al-Amanah (the trust or moral responsibility or honesty and all the duties that Allah has ordained) to the heavens and the earth, and the mountains but they declined to bear it and were afraid of it (i.e. afraid of Allah's torment) but man bore it. Verily, he was unjust (to himself) and ignorant (of its results)" (33:72)

          Trust. A very simple word I must say. But just how many of us really knows how HEAVY it actually is?? It saddens me to see people nowadays always took granted for this sort of things. To them it might be..."nah...it's ok" but to Allah it is a very very BIG DEAL!!
          Well, I've always love to relate things that actually happened in my life because to me, I'm still living in a small world of mine. There are so  many big things out there that I don't really know what to expect. So, in my opinion it's best to make example out of an everyday life than just to make one up and then having end up with nothing. It is with these small little things that actually poisons most of us without we really noticing it.

            You know in school where they have clubs and all, prefect board, librarians and all that stuff? Don't mind me saying but I truly believe that EACH AND EVERY ONE OF US IS JUST A LITTLE BITCH THAT IS CRAVING TO EARN THAT HIGHEST POSITION!!!     Sorry for the harsh word but it is damn true. It's one of our human nature to always be at the top, never ever bother to feel how it's like to be at the bottom. I know you felt it, I felt it before. It's normal. But the point is not every one gets to be the "leader". So, what happens next?? Now, comes the election. This is the part that I have always feared the most. Why? Because at this stage, everyone will start to brag themselves, talking about how great they are....I've done this....I've done that.....I've been nominated for this award....I am the honourable student of the year....bla bla bla....bla bla bla....bla bla bla. And then they started to say If you elect me to be ***** I will make sure that this club will......I will lead this board to stardom....I will make sure that this club will get the highest achievements...I will support money for this club.... but in the end, once they get the so called "highest position" what happened? Nothing. Nothing. You may be in denial of these, but it happens. Everyday, everywhere. Whether we are the doers or we are the listeners. There is no escaping of it. 

             I've done a lot of mistakes in my life and just maybe this is one of it. When we want what we want, we started to do whatever it takes to get it, not knowing what actually awaits us. Our lips are dripping with honey. Are we all doing it because of the fame and glamour? Just how many of us really took the job because we want to make a better difference? Now I realise, is not about how great and high your position is. Is about how well you can carry out the trust that has been given to you once you have been elected. THE TRUST. People expect you to deliver awesome things after all that speech that you have done...does it just ends there? If we don't carry out the things that we vow to do, it means that we are breaking the trusts and promises that we made to ourselves and to others, right?

Dari Abu Hurairah r.a. bahawasanya Rasulullah S.A.W. bersabda:
"Tanda orang munafik itu 3 macam iaitu jikalau berkata ia dusta, jikalau berjanji ia menyalahi - tidak menepati - dan jikalau diamanati - dipercaya untuk memegang suatu amanat - lalu ia khianati." (Muttafaq 'alaih)

              From here, it just got me thinking. If we human beings fail to keep our promises and amanah to other human beings, then how are we supposed to carry out the bigger amanah that Allah has given to us - The Holy Quran. Even the heavens, earth and mountains are afraid of this trust but we bravely took it. Some things that we ought to ponder. Wallaahu a'lam.



Monday, November 19, 2012

HADIRKAN NIAT YANG BETUL

Seronok sangat sebenarnya hati ni bila setiap kali buka Facebook, mesti ada post daripada kawan2 pasal SAVE GAZA. It's truly is beautiful to see how people just connect with each other in an issue that involves humanity. Isu pasal Gaza ni sebenarnya bukanlah tertakluk kepada orang yg beragama Islam sahaja. Tapi sebenarnya ia melibatkan semua sekali. To see how far people would go to end this war that literally has done a ludicrous amount of damage not only to properties but to the heart and souls of innocent people.

             But then again, it got me thinking. Betul ke semua org yg post pasal GAZA ni semuanya prihatin terhadap apa yg terjadi kepada saudara Islam kita yg berada di sana? Or is it just an act to get thousands of likes in Facebook?? Or is it because it's the "latest and hottest" news in town?? Bukannya saya nak mempertikaikan keikhlasan seseorang itu, tetapi hanya ingin mengingatkan sahaja. Manusia ni mudah lalai dan mudah sgt tersasur.

             NIAT. Nampak simple tapi sebenarnya payah. Barangsiapa berniat mengerjakan suatu amalan yang bersangkutan dengan ketaatan kepada Allah S.W.T. maka dapatlah ia pahala. Demikian pula jikalau seseorang itu berniat hendak melakukan sesuatu yang baik, tetapi tidak jadi dilakukan, maka dalam hal ini orang itupun tetap juga menerima pahala. Ini berdasarkan Hadis yang berbunyi "Niat seseorang itu lebih baik daripada amalannya." Hah, besarkan sebenarnya power NIAT ni? Bunyinya cam comel je...niat...tapi pergh, superpower dia awesome giler!! Tapi kenalah dengan cara yang betul iaitu semata-mata untuk mendapatkan keredaanNya. Macam satu cerita ni..... ^_^


"Pada suatu masa dahulu, ada 3 orang sahabat ini sedang mengembara. Bila tiba waktu malam macam biasalah, kena cari tempat tidur. Jadi, mereka bertiga inipun jumpalah satu gua, lalu memasuki gua tersebut. Tiba2 jatuhlah sebuah batu besar dari gunung lalu menutupi pintu masuk gua itu. So, now they are TRAPPED!!! OYA (oh ya Allah). Tanpa merasa sebarang ketakutan, mereka bertiga pun berkata, "Sesungguhnya tidak ada yang dpt menyelamatkan kami daripada batu besar ini melainkan jikalau kami semua berdoa kepada Allah S.W.T. dengan menyebut perbuatan kami yang baik2". Jadi, mereka pun mulalah berdoa.

Seorang daripada mereka itu berkata:" Ya Allah. Saya mempunyai 2 orang tua yang sudah lanjut usia mereka dan saya tidak pernah memberi minuman kepada sesiapapun sebelum keduanya itu, baik kepada keluarga ataupun hamba sahaya. Kemudian pada suatu hari, amat jauhlah saya pergi mencari daun-daunan utk diberi makan haiwan ternakan. Sebaik sahaja sampai di rumah, saya terus memerah minuman untuk orang tua saya. Apabila saya jumpa mereka, mereka pun telah nyenyak tidur. Saya enggan membangunkan mereka ataupun memberikan minuman kepada seseorang sebelum keduanya, baik pada keluarga atau hamba sahaya. Seterusnya saya tetap dalam keadaan menantikan bangun mereka itu terus-menerus dan gelas itu tetap pula di tangan saya, sehingga fajarpun menyingsinglah. Anak-anak kecil saya pun telah bangun daripada tidur dan menangis kelaparan kepada saya. Namun, saya tetap menunggu kedua2 ibu bapa saya itu bangun drpd tidur. Apabila mereka telah sedar, barulah saya memberikan minuman itu kepada mereka. Ya Allah, jikalau saya mengerjakan yang sedemikian itu dengan niat benar2 mengharapkan keredhaanMu, maka lapangkanlah kesukaran yang sedang kita hadapi dari batu besar yang menutup ini."

            Batu besar itu tiba2 membuka sedikit tetapi mereka belum lagi dapat keluar dari gua itu.

Yang lain berkata: "Ya Allah, sesungguhnya saya mempunyai seorang sepupu wanita yang amat cantik dan saya amat mencintainya. Saya menginginkan dirinya tetapi dia menolak kehendakku itu, sehingga pada suatu tahun dia memperoleh kesukaran. Dia pun datang ke tempatku, lalu saya memberikan 120 dinar padanya dengan syarat dia bersetubuh denganku. Maka dia pun berjanji sedemikian itu. Setelah saya dapat duduk di antara kedua kakinya - sepupuku itu lalu berkata: "Takutlah engkau kepada Allah dan janganlah membuka kemaluan melainkan dengan hak iaitu dengan perkahwinan yang sah." Lalu saya pun meninggalkannya, sedangkan dia adalah yang amat tercinta bagiku dari seluruh manusia dan emas yang saya berikan itu saya biarkan dimilikinya. Ya Allah, jikalau saya mengerjakan yang sedemikian dengan niat untuk mengharapkan keredhaanMu, maka lapangkanlah kesukaran yang sedang kita hadapi ini."

            Batu besar itu kemudian membuka lagi, hanya saja mereka masih juga belum dapat keluar dari dalamnya.  

Orang yang ketiga lalu berkata: "Ya Allah, saya mengupah beberapa kaum buruh dan semuanya telah kuberikan upahnya masing2 kecuali seorang lelaki. Dia meninggalkan upahnya dan terus pergi. Upahnya itu saya perkembangkan sehingga bertambah banyaklah hartanya tadi. Sesudah beberapa waktu, pada suatu hari dia datang kepada saya, kemudian berkata: "Hai hamba Allah, tunaikanlah sekarang upahku yang dulu itu." Saya berkata:"Semua yang engkau lihat ini adalah berasal dari hasil upahmu itu, baik yang berupa unta, lembu, kambing dan juga hamba sahaya." Dia berkata:"Hai hamba Allah, janganlah engkau memperolok-olokkan aku." Saya menjawab:"Saya tidak memperolok-olokkan engkau." Kemudian orang itu pun mengambil segala yang dimilikinya. Semua digiring dan tidak seekor pun yang ditinggalkan. Ya Allah, jikalau saya mengerjakan yang sedemikian ini dengan niat mengharapkan keredhaanMu, maka lapangkanlah kita dari kesukaran yang sedang kita hadapi ini."

             Maka batu besar itu lalu membuka lagi dan mereka pun keluar dari gua itu. (Muttafaq'alaih)


 
Dari Abu Hurairah iaitu Abdur Rahman bin Shakhr r.a. katanya: Rasulullah S.A.W. bersabda: "Sesungguhnya Allah itu tidak melihat kepada tubuh-tubuhmu, tidak pula kepada bentuk rupamu tetapi Dia melihat kepada hati-hatimu sekalian." (Riwayat Muslim). Wahai rakan2 sekalian, ketahuilah bahawasanya Allah itu Maha Mengetahui apa yang terkandung dalam hati setiap hamba2Nya. Jadi marilah kita bersama-sama ikhlas dan menghadirkan niat yang baik dalam segala perbuatan dan ucapan tidak kisahlah dalam soal mendoakan saudara2 kita yang sedang berjihad di bumi Gaza mahupun soal solat (Sincerity in Solah)

P/S: Doa itu senjata orang mukmin. Usaha yang kecil drpd kita tetapi impak yang besar kepada mereka. Moga mereka dipermudahkan dan sentiasa dilindungi olehNya.

Tuesday, November 13, 2012

SINCERITY IN SOLAH

Assalamualaikum w.b.t.
Wow...it seems like ages since my last post...opps I should say OUR last post. Well, it can't be helped because all of us are busy with our final exam, tests, quizzes, activities and so on and so forth. Sorry for that.

Now today, I would like to talk about something that I would say many of us know. Muslims in priority should have known this like the back of their hands. Yup, it's about solah. It is one of the 5 pillars of Sunni Islam and without it, our Islam is not complete. But it saddens me to see how we now take it for granted. I'm not talking about those who don't even perform their solah, I'm talking about those who perform it but then it's like they don't even perform it actually. Get it?

          Actually I've noticed this thing a long time ago but then it didn't intrigue me until recently when I was out with my friends. It was during our zohor prayer. As expected the surau was packed with people. Well, there were not a lot of people actually, it's just that the surau was pretty small so a small group of people can already make it look like it was over crowded.

          As I was performing my solah, I can't help but to notice the person next to me was like ZZZZOOOOOOMMMMMMMMMMM. Huh? Well, she was at the speed of light when she was performing her prayer. It was not like I wasn't concentrating during the whole prayer but she was like moving so fast and when she wanted to sujud, the ground beneath her just shook all the way sending her little homemade earthquake to me!! How can't I noticed that?? When I was even at my first rakaat, she was already on her third. Did I mention that I started first before her? Amazingly weird and disturbing I tell you!!

         After I finished my solah, we left the surau. Shortly after that, my friend asked me, "Hey, did you noticed there were 2 girls, ummm well actually quite a lot of girls in there that were so damn fast when they performed their prayers? The one in front of you was superbly fast. I don't even think she read the Al-Fatihah bacause she was just standing for like 3 seconds and that's it. If they don't want to do it then don't do it...."

         Well folks, here's a simply analogy that I think suits for this kind of situation. Let's say you have a beautiful present that you want to give to someone. However, well actually you don't even want to give the present to him/her. It's just that you have to because you owe that person a favor. Like it or not, a present would be a nice idea to return the favor back. So because you've already cope with the idea that you don't want to give to her/him that present, so you just bought something that you think it's OK and just wrap it in the most hideous way possible. And when you give it to the person, you are not only giving the present but together with your grouchy face. Would that person be happy to receive your gift? Think it for yourself.

          The same goes when you perform solah. It's not just about for the sake of "doing it" because you are a Muslim, but it's actually MORE THAN THAT. You have to put your heart and soul when doing it, then only you can be satisfied and hopefully the solah that you just did will receive full marks and will be accepted by Allah S.W.T. It is all about sincerity.

         Why do we even perform our prayer in the first place? Because we have to? Because we ought to? Because we are forced to do it? If we don't do it then we are not worthy to be called a Muslim? Try and ask yourself these.

         For me frankly, I do it because I have to do it. In the name of Islam. But that was a long time ago....now I do it because I want to do it. It gives me calm, peace and pleasure. It is a way to tell HIM all of your troubles, problems, your desire, everything! However, it comes with a condition and it's simple. JUST BE SINCERE IN DOING IT. Remember, Allah S.W.T. is very near to us, He'll answer every prayer and every wishes that HIS servants asked for, but in return WE must believe in HIM and BE SINCERE in everything that we do for HIM.


"And they were not enjoined anything except that they should serve Allah, being SINCERE to Him in obedience, upright and keep up prayer and pay the poor-rate and that is the right religion" (98:5)


P/S: Don't  let your greediness eat you alive. The world will always wait for those who are patient.

 

Saturday, September 1, 2012

THE LIFE OF A BEGGAR

I am quite sure that all of us have encountered a beggar at some point in our lives. But the main question is now, how did you react when seeing them?

            When I was a little girl, I would often be afraid of them and to be quite honest, feel a little bit disgust with them because quite often beggar would look like someone who never bathed in years..many years. Usually. And plus, my dad always told me that actually beggar, they can go find a job. Earn some money to feed themselves. They are just plain lazy. Why did my dad say so? Because some of the beggars that we've met were quite healthy looking. They pretty much have every organs and have every limbs, arms, legs and so on. But still they have to result in a humiliating way of wanting to get money from others sympathy. That was my perspective before. Now, that little perspective seems to change 360 degrees, not only for me but my whole family after we went to a country full of beggar.

          In that country, the beggars are majority from the children population. I'm guessing around the age group of 7-15. When I first step my feet on that country and met these people, I was like..."Oh, NO!!! Not again...why so many of them now??". Every time, they would hold out their arms to beg us, passers by to give them money with a puppy and sad look on their faces. "Well, I'm not someone who can just simply give out my money to some strangers...duhh". The one thing, that I noticed about them is that most of them would have both arms amputated (in a weird way...) and they would walk in a large group led by one woman. When seeing these, I don't really thought much about it until one day, when we were walking to go to a shop and have to go through the street with full of beggars.

          One mak cik (middle age lady) walked up to me and say,
" Alah..menipu je semua ni!! Ni semua pembohong belaka!! Budak tu bukan potong tangan pun. Dia cuma letak tangan dia kat belakang kepala. Jadi,nampaklah mcm tangan tu kudung. MENIPU!! Dia ingat orang tak tahu ke??"
Ehmm, after hearing that, it got me thinking. IT'S TRUE!!! *why don't you try it, folding your arms and placed it behind your head. It will look like your arms are amputated if you covered them WELL*

          Not only that, I also saw a man, tried to check their arms whether it is true the arms are cut or not in a harsh way. Even for me, I think that guy was a bit rude on checking the kid. emm..

         Before we leave the country, there was a talk organized by the organizer of the trip. One talk really moved me and as a matter of fact, it touches the whole audience there. It went something like this....

"I am quite sure that you have seen a lot of beggars in your stay here. They may not be to your liking, asking money and all. And if you look closely, it is true that they are actually under a syndicate. They are forced to do so. But one thing for sure, they are from a very troubled background and certainly they live in poverty. Maybe because of extreme poverty and there is no other way to get money, they have resorted in begging. If I ask you ladies and gentlemen, I am quite sure that no one will go and beg asking for money from strangers if they can get a proper job to earn money for their living. They are also like us . They know that begging is the WORST OF ALL. But they have no other options left. So, what I am asking you all now is that RESPECT THEM. No matter who they are, they are still Allah's beautiful creation and we are all the same. Second, do not hesitate to give them some of your money because even Allah S.W.T. has mentioned in the holy Quran that IF YOU GIVE SOME OF YOUR PROPERTY/MONEY TO THEM WHO REALLY NEED IT, THEN I (ALLAH) WILL DOUBLE THE AMOUNT. So, do not worry to give even just RM1 to them. They will get the benefit and so do you.

           Sometimes, if you realized there may be times where you are in a difficult situation and can't seems to find any solution to it. For example, you are having a really bad ill or you are having money problems that never seems to stop or end. Have you ever stop and wonder why? Maybe because of these little things that you take for granted has taken a toll in your life. Remember little things lead to bigger things in life. "




After that talk, I really really completely change my perceptions towards the beggars. Now, I have realized what it is meant by BE GRATEFUL OF WHAT YOU HAVE AND HAD IN LIFE. Because you will never now, when Allah S.W.T. is going to take them all back. ^_^ Let's say ALHAMDULILLAH for all the blessings that we have gained.

P/S: Read SLUMDOG MILLIONAIRE to really experienced how poverty affect someone's life.