Saturday, April 23, 2011

I feel Quran is reading me...

Isn't Al-Quran enough to prove everything?..

I still remember my first time holding it in my hands,
my first time to really read it with understanding,
my first time reading it by heart (Wallahee it was the MOST beautiful feeling!)
and felt like not wanting to let it go-NEVER!

How about you?
Still remember yours?

May Al-Quran be your best BOOK OF GUIDANCE. Aaameen :)

May your life full of contentment and tranquility=your best gift of life.

EnchaAllah :)

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Friday, April 22, 2011

Make The Most of Life

O those who want to make good use of this life!

O those who wish to live a happy life!

The pleasant days and nights to spend..
The mornings and evenings to spend..

Increase the salah (prayers)!
Verily in prayers is the connection between a servant and his Lord..

Increase the salah (prayers)!
Verily prayers show the servant's love for his Lord..

"And MY servant continues to come closer to me by (performing) optional acts of worship until I love him..
And when I love him, I become his hearing from which he hears
And his eyes from which he sees..
And his feet from which he walks..
And his hands from he strikes..
And if he asks ME for something, then I will certainly give!
And if he seeks refuge from ME, then I will certainly give him refuge!"

Prayer is a NUR (light)..
A nur in this life..
And a nur in the afterlife..
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Better Now Than Later

"Oh that i regret..
On the day that the victors will be rewarded,
and the sucessful ones will succeed..
And i will arrive empty-handed from my time
(spent in this world).."


Let's not waste our time anymore..

Let's get prepared..




ps: Be an excellent-comprehensive muslim/ma!

The one who could make our beloved Prophet Muhammad salallahu 'alahi waslm proud of.

Let's be real.

Let's be one.


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Wednesday, April 20, 2011

Who's In Your HEART Now?

Assalamu'alaykum wa rahmatullahi wa barakatuh..

Have just finished reading an article. Well, wanna know how i feel now?


Who's in your heart now?

Wa Rasul (salallahu 'alayh wa salm), habeebuna?

May Allah become dearer to you from time to time..

Do something.
Afraid that your heart is SICK or DEAD.


People think they could fill the emptiness in their heart by doing things which they think are right.. But why aren't they feeling content? Tranquil? Fulfilled? Satisfied?...

Because these people, they need to know which direction should they go and which path to take as having the reason in being persistent in this journey alone ISN'T ENOUGH..

"...when you have friends, don’t expect your friends to fill your emptiness. When you get married, don’t expect your spouse to fulfill your every need. When you’re an activist, don’t put your hope in the results. When you’re in trouble don’t depend on yourself. Don’t depend on people. Depend on God..."

A very dear friend of mine shared this beautiful article with me.
Just as much as it has touched and moved me, hope it will so to you..

Click here:

Allahu yahdina..

Wallahu alam..
Till we meet again! EnchaAllah :)

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Sunday, April 17, 2011

Aww.. Be Patient!


I didn't know it's hard to be patient.. SubhanAllah! I thought things are gonna be easy as usual-I could be patient all this while but why not to this one? Weird..

So here're few things that i'm gonna do.. Sharing the tips here just in case if anyone finds it hard (REALLY HARD) to be patient-will benefit. EnshaAllah ;)

Uhuh! I'm gonna have this 'BE PATIENT' sign paste on/available at every place i go/do (or at least most of the places-in the house, of course..)

On top of my journal page- Check!
On my desktop-Check!
On my wardrobe mirror-Check!
On my bedroom door-Check!
A BIG-BOLD bookmark saying, "YOU-BE PATIENT"- Check!
Bathroom's door-Should i?

2. Be the BUSY-BEE not lazy
Have an organized plan throughout the day, week, and month!

Have a list of M, N, O, P and..................... Z on what to do today.
Stick to the plan, finish them one by one patiently, emphasizing on the QUALITY.. :)

Suggestion: Memorize short chapters from the Quran, Supplications from our beloved Prophet Muhammad (s.a.w), finish all those books on seerah (or other BENEFICIAL books that interest you the most)

You can have a look at a sample here: Hifdh Chart
And good strategy to memorize here or here ( my prev blogpost :)

3. Never-ALONE
Not to sit at a place alone if possible. Have good and righteous companions around you, or family members.. If possible, play and listen to your MP3-Quranic recitations or awesome-cool-superNICE islamic lectures..

You can download some of the lectures here: Islamic Lectures

4. Just grab it
Have books/notes on things you wana memorize ( as suggested in #2) at the easiest-reachable places. Beside your bed, on the dining table (make sure everyone in the house is well informed not to throw your books/notes away), in your pocket, anywhere!

What i've been doing is, have small-sized books on Hisn al muslim (Fortress of The Musli
m): Invocations from the Quran and Sunnah, Al-Quran with English and Malay translations near me all the time. Once you get distracted, just grab any one of them and start memorizing few verses/ du'a. They are small, easy to grab..

Alhamdulillah, it really works.. Just imagine how many verses/du'a you would memorize
everytime you get distracted? Cool, huh? :)

5. The words of WISDOM
What else is better than the kalamullah (the words of Allah)? They are the best SHIFA' (cure) and BEST MOTIVATION, INSPRIRATION for any disease including the heart illness/disease.. :)

There are more in the list but it's better to start with these few verses first inshaAllah :

Al-Baqarah: 153-157, 177, 249
Ali 'Imran: 146, 186

Memorize and keep reciting these verses over and over again while pondering and contemplating on their meanings. You will feel the strength of repelling 'sigh' sickness and impatience.. InshaAllah!

6. Fasting
This is actually the BEST WAY to train oneself on how to be patient. There're so many evidences in the Al-Quran and As-Sunnah that explain the great hikmah(wisdom) behind this act.

When you fast, you'll experience the hardship of other people who don't have the blessings that Allah bestow upon you-not being able to eat 5x times a day (5? That's A LOT), have a nice home, etc.. Acknowledging all these will tone down our impatience. InshaAllah..

And many other benefits on sawm (fasting) you could find from scholarly written articles.
Perhaps, you can do research on the evidences and articles on your own? Don't have them with me now ;)

7. Istighfar
Seek forgiveness from Allah 'azza wa jal..
We are never free from committing sins. Maybe it's the sins that we committed prevent us from being patient.. Astaghfiru Allah Al-'Azhim... :(

8. Dzikrullah
Constantly remember Allah.. That will really prevent you from doing/saying something displeasing HIM and thus, train you to be patient.. Don't you think so? :)

9. Videos..
There are so many heart-mending, heart-soothening, eman-rejuvenating videos that you could watch over the internet that talk about patience.

Here's a good one which i repeatedly watch whenever my iman is low:

And more in The Deen Show:

Or this video i have shared here in my prev post,
(Oo Allah, I Want That But Why You Gave Me This!)
at the end of the article:

You see, when Allah loves a servant, HE'll put him/her in a test. So be patient. Allah loves you. :)

These reminders are specially written for the impatient-me and those who need patience..
Allah musta'an..

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Friday, April 15, 2011



Were reading comic-islamic ones! Gotta read them if u wanna know how islamic and funny can they be ;)

Here and here..

To tell the truth, we like the 'punching' (for the first cartoon) and the 'sick-photographer' part(somewhere in the end) LOL

We (my sisters n me) just couldn't help ourselves laughing! SubhanAllah.... :))

Credit to *Nayzak
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Thursday, April 14, 2011

Wana Memorize The Quran? :)


Read this article from a blog. Now i'm sharing it with you-may all benefit!


Tips On Memorizing The Qur’an

Notice the young brothers that memorized the Qur’an in your community, they are already pushed to the front of the congregation by virtue of their accomplishment. They, at this early start, are forced to contribute to the community and live a life of significance. Bi idhnillah. That’s what we all want. The Qur’an can do it for you.


But these gifts have a condition: the taqwa of Allah. There is one absolute naseeha that will make or break the persons drive to memorize the Qur’an: One must desist from sin! Ibn Mas’ood said, “I feel that indeed someone will forget knowledge they had a acquired because of sins they commit.”

When Abu Haneefah, rahimahullah, was confronted with a Fiqh Mas’alah that he was unable to conclude, he would get up and pray two raka’at in tawbah to Allah. These are people who truly knew the prize to be won. Allah ta’ala teaches us in the Qur’an: "[Be conscious of Allah and Allah will teach you.] This knowledge is from Allah ta’ala, a gift. It makes no sense that someone spends their nights disobeying the gift-giver while awaiting His gifts in the morning".

Al-Khateeb reported in al-Jaami’ (2/387) that Yahya ibn Yahya said: “A man asked Maalik ibn Anas, ‘O Abu ‘Abd-Allaah! Is there anything that will improve my memory?’ Maalik ibn Anas, rahimahullah, replied, ‘If anything will improve it, it is giving up sin.” Bishr Alhaafee, rahimahullah, said "A servant commits a sin, and is deprived [thereby] of performing tahajjud."

One of the key: if you want your children to be effective in their Deen and their memorization of Qur’an, YOU have to be the one that you want your children to become. Do not let them see a contradiction.

When I was young, I did not want to go to a Qur’an school. Subhan Allah. I went to that Qur’an school, I went to Madinah University and here I am today. I recently received a beautiful email after giving a lecture to the Canadian Hujjaj, my father’s group. While I spoke, my father had his head up high, smiling and crying during the speech.

The brother wrote in his email that he was watching my father during the lecture. It dawned on him that Muhammad is here today giving this speech because of the dua of this man! I hadn’t contemplated it much until I read that email, for indeed it is correct. After the tawfeeq of Allah, it was the dua of my parents for me that helped me become who I am.

Ibn Abbas (May Allah be pleased with them) reported: The Messenger of Allah (PBUH) said, “The heart that has no Qur’an in it is like an abandoned ruined dwelling.” [At-Tirmidhi]. What kind of home would you like your heart to dwell in? excusitis, is a most powerful sickness that keeps people back from accomplishing in life. Excuse-itis. If you interview effective people, you will rarely find them making excuses. If you want to succeed in your memorization, never make excuses. Do what you have to do. I forbid those around me from making excuses. I advise the same for you. Do what you have to do to accomplish. If you cannot, then do not make excuses.

One of the interesting excuses is “I have to completely understand the Qur’an before I memorize it. I have to know Arabic, and Fiqh and Hadith before I start from the source.” Do not look at what a scholar is currently reading or studying. Look at what he did in the beginning. Every single scholar I have ever met started with Qur’an, nothing else. If you want to accumulate massive knowledge of this Deen, you must begin with memorization of the Qur’an. The children in the Hifdh school are well on their way to accomplishing massive accumulation of knowledge of this deen by virtue of their Hifdh. Bi idhnillah.

Let me give you two views by two very different people and how they look at the challenges of life:

Person 1: “Oh man, that’s a killer. I can’t do that. This time I just give up. Looks like I’m finally whipped. I’ll never amount to anything. I’m tired.”

Person 2: “Awesome, that was the kind of challenge I’ve been waiting for. Yaa Rabb, I am going to make you proud of me. I’m going to give it my best. I’m going to pump 110% of my energy into every part of this challenge!”

Guess which one will succeed in their memorization of the Qur’an. That’s right, the second one. Why? Because the second one has the right attitude.

When I hear someone talking about their attempts to memorize Qur’an, I can usually tell which category they have locked themselves into. It is not the Qur’an. The Qur’an is easy to remember. Allah ta’ala testifies to that in the Qur’an: [And verily we made the Qur’an easy to remember, so is there anyone who will take heed?] If you think it’s easy for you, it is. If you think it is hard for you, it is. It is your attitude that determines it.

Below are some quick tips that will help you in memorizing the Qur’an:

1. You absolutely must have a teacher.

Do NOT memorize on your own. You must have a teacher who you respect and whom you fear. Don’t ask ‘how’ to memorize the Qur’an. Ask where you can find the best teacher. The teacher will then guide you on the ‘how’.

2. Distractions.

In memorizing the Qur’an, you must free your mind and environment of distractions. Imagine trying to memorize at a football game? Tough, huh? How about a theme park, could you sit down and control yourself to memorize? Probably not. Getting into a Qur’an Hifdh program with a teacher and discipline will assist you in creating the perfect atmosphere for memorization.

3. Memorize through Audio.

A lot of people think they are memorizing the ‘look’ of the Mushaf, but actually you are memorizing the ‘sound’ of Ayat. When I review, I record my recitation on CD and listen to it again and again. The students that read the loudest in class are all the strongest students. Why? Because they can hear themselves the most?

When I was in Qur’an school, the boy beside me read so loud. I asked the teacher to ask him to read more quietly. He said a most powerful statement that became my motto: “No, you read louder!” I did and it benefited me unbelievably.

4. Location of the Mushaf.

Your eyes follow a specific direction depending on what you are thinking or doing. If you are lying, your eyes go left. If you are remembering something visual, like where you left your keys, your eyes will look upwards.

When you memorize, the direction of memorization is right and left, not downwards. The mistake I see people make is that they put their mushaf low on the ground and then try to memorize. In order to fully harness the power of your mind, you must keep the mushaf at eye level, and not dip your head..

5. Eat brain food.

We’ve all heard the advice of uncles that you have to eat Badams (almonds) to improve memory. Well, I’m here to tell you that the uncles were right! The food you eat, the drinks you drink, directly affect your ability to excel in memorization of the Qur’an.

Do not eat fatty, unhealthy food. Do not drink soda. Eat a nutritious light breakfast, a nutritious light lunch, with almonds for snacks during the day. Subhan Allah, you will find you accomplish much more in your day.

6. Make everyday a victory.

You can move a mountain rock by rock. Enjoy every page you memorize, every Ayah.

I am often asked about my secret to memorizing the Qur’an. They are expecting me to teach them a special ‘south-beach-hifdh-diet’ or something. (I call it tip shopping, they are expecting a specific tip). I say again and again, there is no doubt that there are three ingredients. If you have these three ingredients, you will accomplish what you set out for:

1. Dua, supplication (you must always reflect your desire to Allah).

2. Sabr, patience (it will be a testing path, fill your bags with Sabr powerbars).

3. Taqwa, protecting yourself from sin.

If you do not remember anything from this article except these three ingredients (DST – Dua, Sabr, Taqwa - DST) then, bi idhnillah, it will suffice.

Abdullah bin `Amr bin Al-`As (May Allah be pleased with them) reported: The Prophet (sal Allahu 'alayhi wa sallam) said, "The one who was devoted to the Qur'an will be told on the Day of Resurrection: `Recite and ascend (in ranks) as you used to recite when you were in the world. Your rank will be at the last Ayah you recite.'' [Abu Dawud and At-Tirmidhi].

p/s: Fave QARIs: Emad Al-Mansary, Sh Meshary al-Afasy, Syed Al-Ghamidi, Bro Muhammad Taha, Bro Ahmad Saud..

Their recitations are easy to listen to. Just sweet. Just nice. MashaAllah :)
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Sunday, April 3, 2011

I know it's hard but MOVE ON

"Remember, the kid who keeps looking back at the small piece of average candy that his parents wouldn’t let him have, his eyes blinded by hot, gushing tears, his head not looking ahead in the direction in which his parents are leading him by the hand, will not be able to see, eat or enjoy the huge, luscious chocolate cake that they were saving just for him; because of which they refused him that average, low-quality candy that he so wanted to have.

His parents actually wanted him to have something better. But his stubborn fixation with, and regret at, the average thing that passed him by won’t let him see it.

Did it ever occur to you, that in your staunch conviction that Mr or Ms Perfect is the only one for you, you might be overseeing someone who is much, much better?

Did it ever occur to you that Allah didn’t give you the candy because he was saving a thousand-times-better chocolate cake for you?.."

More topics discussed here:

‘Romantic’ Relationships, Marriage Proposals and Dreams of Destiny..'

Mainly on:

1. Relationships before marriages-How deceptive could they be and their consequences..
2. Advices for youth and parents who should understand each other..
3. Salah (prayer)-the 'SHIELD' it provides u with..
4. ISTIKHARAH for all affairs (not to exclude marriage-*ting) -How should it work? For REAL?
5. And plenty more!

So read.. (^_^)

Wassalamu'alaykum warahmatullahi wa barakatuh..

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