Thursday, 29 March 2012

lets muhasabah!!!!! =))

To know our strength is first to know your weakness!

dan falsafah ni sebenarnye tidaklah asing lg dlm Islam sndri sbb sme je konsepnye dgn muhasabah..
To take account  of oneself, that is, to undergo honest selfcriticism, is part of the Muslim practice al-muhasabah, or self-inventory.

According to the Companion Umar ibn al-Khattab, may Allah be pleased with him, to engage in al-muhasabah is to "assess and adjudge yourselves before you are assessed and adjudged on the Day of Judgment, and to weigh out your deeds, before they are weighed out for you." Umar, a man of his word, reportedly used to whip his right foot at night and say to it "What have you done today?"
The notable first Islamic century sage, Al-Hasan Al-Basri, offers a more detailed explanation of al-muhasabah"A believer polices himself [or one might say, his own soul]. He assesses and adjudges [himself] for the sake of Allah.

Honest self-criticism is an important way to purify our souls and to light the path of blissful success. Allah states in His Book: "Truly he has succeeded who purifies it.And truly, he has failed who defiles it" [91:9-10].

misconception about muhasabah

ala..aku ok da..solat,puasa sume cukup ok la tu..
eh mne ade aku wt bnde2 lagha tuu..isk2..aku baik tau..
muhasabah? xcool la...muda lg kot..chill r..
aku xd mse la nk pikir2 psl  benda ni sume..busy ok..isk.
ala..yg lpas tu lpas la..wt pe nk pikir2 benda yg da lalu..move on dude!

ever come across this little misconceptions psl muhasabah? hmm..simple je muhasabah ni kan, psl take a moment reflect dri, reflect dosa2 kte dlu, dosa kat mak ayah kte, pikir sejenak ape yg aku da wt sepanjang hari ni etc..tapi kdg2 benda2 simple ni la kte mcm terlupa nk pikir..we take for granted. kdg2 kte gurau2 dgn mbr2 pastu biar je cmtu without having in mind nk apologise ke ape at least ckp "ala..aku gurau je..sorry r.".

reason why we tend not to muhasabah

  • ego yg tggi yg sampai one moment tu hang rse hang da perfect, xwt dosa ape da..hang rse selama ni hang anak yg soleh, solehah..alhamdulillah la kalau hang yakin tp at least xkan la sepanjang hidup hang, hang xpernah wt silap kat parents hang? buat muka ckt, lambat nyahut ble mk pggl, wt2 xdengar, mls nk wt kerja rumah, complaint etc?

  • rse muhasabah is a not cool thing to do..why? bcoz we don't understand about it. bcoz we could not differentiate between what is right/wrong.bcoz we don't want people think we are those people yg x cool..bcoz we care what people thinks more than what Allah thinks..

    ways to overcome this

    • So carefully questioning our actions-past and present- makes life easier because it makes the path to God, the path to peace, much smoother. It is redundant to say all human beings err, but not admitting our specific mistakes, now that is playing with fire.
    • An honest approach to our behavior is to willingly acknowledge the shortcomings in our actions and, at least to ourselves, the flaws in our character. 
    • Take note of our own deeds, with most of our focus on the actions we need to improve or eliminate, seeking forgiveness for all our substandard performance.
    • The next step entails planning to counteract these unfavorable tendencies until they are altogether eliminated.  Take heed! Without self-honesty, there is no muhasabah.

    The Qur'an tells us clearly and often that our books of deeds are like meticulously preserved records, precise chronicles of all that we ever said and did, righteous or not.With the exception of a rare few, everyone will stand witness in the Divine Judgment of their own earthly deeds.source

    Famous French proverb puts it: 
    "A fault denied is twice committed."

    P/S: bersediakah kte dgn buku catatan kte nanti?

    Thursday, 22 March 2012

    seriously what do you understand?

    today, like always ciara n me chat about everyday life-house hunting for next term etc ..then I was reminding her about her assignment where she wanted to interview me about my religion, and then she was ya, we can do it now (while she was preparing dinner for her boyfriend)

    so, I was reading the questions..all are answerable but I get stuck for the first question: what one aspect of your religion that you love/appreciate most?

    in my mind, (thinking which one I should stress on?hmm) then, I answered the concept of one God, where we submit ourselves totally to Allah..and I wanna elaborate more but I couldn' I end up repeating the same point.( mcm interview medschool yg ble kau xd idea, so kau goreng je point previously cuma tuka ayat?

    then, I was eating my tuna sandwhich in my room, thinking about that situation where I was weak in telling her the beauty of Islam.its like macam yes you believe in Allah but why can't you tell others about your own understanding of practicing Islam in a convince way?maybe understanding and telling are two different things? but still if we don't understand, we surely cannot tell others well?? or maybe its juz the one thing where I should improve on: my knowledge, my vocab-about Islam and all...

    yes, it sounds simple but how far have we improved from yesterday, perhaps last usrah we attended, or maybe since the day we are born to become a muslim? hmm..(something to ponder for myself too)

    the rest of the questions are like these, perhaps a gud idea to think of juz for your own reflections on your life as a muslim :

    2.what is the one aspect that you disagree with your religion?why/why not? you have your own choice to choose your religion?if don't are you pleased with your religion now? you have any difficulty practising your religion in ireland?

    in a nutshell, take one moment to think and really think .its the one of the thing we should do more often!

    Sunday, 18 March 2012

    pesan abah..=))

    Sekitar perbualan antara anak dan abah kira2 8.30 pagi melalui skype..=))

    nopah: abah, ade tips2 nk menghafal dgn baik x??hehe..

    abah: draw, scribble anything that u have read on a piece of paper bcoz it will go to your unconscious mind, so ble unconscious mind bergabung tenaga dgn subconcious mind---> output akan mantap insyaAllah! hehe..pastu, abah pesan lg bila penat2 study, tuka posture..jgn dok lme sgt kt kerusi...take a rest sat tp jgn lme sgt..hehe..

    nopah : abah, ape doa yg bez utk bce?

    abah: rajin2 bce
     Rasulullah s.a.w. bersabda : “Perbanyakkanlah membaca La Haula Wala Quwwata Illa Billah kerana sesungguhnya bacaan ini adalah ubat bagi 99 penyakit, yang mana penyakit paling ringan adalah kebimbangan” (Riwayat Al-Uqaili melalui jabir r.a.)

    La Haula Wala Quwwata Illa Billah bermaksud tidak ada daya dan kekuatan kecuali kekuatan Allah. La Haula Wala Quwwata Illa Billah juga boleh mengubati penyakit lupa.

    The phrase may be translated word-by-word as:
    lâ = no, not, none, neither
    hawla = change, alteration, transformation, movement, motion
    wa = and
    lâ = no, not, none, neither
    quwwata = strength, power, potency, force, might, vigor
    illâ = but, except, if not
    bi = with, to, for, in, through, by means of
    Allâh = Arabic name for the Supreme Being
    Progress is only achieved through change and transformation... and spiritual progress requires the highest degree of change and transformation. We may wish to change, but we alone do not have the power to make such changes.

    Such change and transformation can only occur through the tahwîl (transformation) of Allâh. That is to say, true change and transformation can arise only through the awesome and glorious powers of Allâh.
    Here are some literal translations of the phrase hawla wa lâ quwwata illâ billâh that incorporate the idea of change and transformation:

    There is neither change nor power except by means of Allâh.
    There is no transformation or strength except through Allâh.
    There is neither progress nor might except through Allâh.
    Berzikirlah untuk mengingati Allah,  ucaplah kalimah La Haula Wala Quwwata Illa Billah agar Allah melindungi kita daripada gangguan syaitan yang menyebabkan kita lupa.
    Mujadilah [19] Syaitan telah menguasai dan mempengaruhi mereka, sehingga menyebabkan mereka lupa mengingati (ajaran dan amaran) Allah;
    Semasa peristiwa Israk Mikraj, kepada Rasulullah S.A.W., Nabi Ibrahim A.S. bersabda, “Engkau akan berjumpa dengan Allah pada malam ini. Umatmu adalah akhir umat dan terlalu dha’if, maka berdoalah untuk umatmu. Suruhlah umatmu menanam tanaman syurga iaitu LA HAULA WALA QUWWATA ILLA BILLAH.

    Bahkan Allah jugalah yang memperjalankan Rasulullah s.a.w. pada malam itu. Tidak ada daya dan kekuatan melainkan daripadaNYa.
    Isra [1] Maha Suci Allah yang telah menjalankan hambaNya (Muhammad) pada malam hari dari Masjidilharam (di Mekah) ke Masjid Al-Aqsa (di Palestin), yang Kami berkati sekelilingnya, untuk memperlihatkan kepadanya tanda-tanda (kekuasaan dan kebesaran) Kami. Sesungguhnya Allah jualah Yang Maha Mendengar, lagi Maha Mengetahui.
    sebab kdg2 kte mcm terlupa yg usaha kte pn sume ni atas pertolongan Allah..atas belas kasihan Allah..sgt terkesan la td ble bce embryology notes psl how intestine are a simple mistake on what angle yg sepatutnye it shud rotated pn bole menyebabkan problem, defects and even disease.

    so, nk cte kt sini, marilah sme2 kte memanjat setinggi2 kesyukuran kepada Allah sepanjang masa.amin..=)

    nopah: abah nk nopah beli apa untuk abah nanti ?hehe..

    abah: abah xnk ape2..juz come back home..=')

    Monday, 12 March 2012

    nikmat syukur dalam hidup

    31:12: And We had certainly given Luqman wisdom [and said],  
    "Be grateful to Allah ." And whoever is grateful is grateful for  
    [the benefit of] himself. And whoever denies [His favor] - then indeed, Allah is Free of need and Praiseworthy.

    ape maksud syukur? adakah sekadar di bibir saja? kenapa Allah salu stress hamba2Nya utk bersyukur? utk kebaikan spe sebenarnye kalau bkn utk kte sndri? 

    14:7: And [remember] when your Lord proclaimed, 'If you are grateful, I will surely increase you [in favor]; but if you deny, indeed, My punishment is severe.' "

    a grateful person will surely become a happy person and lead a calm life. are we not gonna be that person? secara scientifically melalui evidence based medicine on "what makes people happy?", most of the participants jwb I will think of one thing that I am grateful for. see the connections?

    mari bersyukur dalam hidup dlm apa jua keadaan baik sesama dikurnia nikmat/ujian, dan juga nikmat yg  ada..

    Pesan Hamka : Yang ada ini sudah harapan kita.

    jom contohi doa Nabi Sulaiman :
    27:19: So he [Sulaiman (Solomon)] smiled, amused at her speech and said: "My Lord! Inspire and bestow upon me the power and ability that I may be grateful for Your Favours which You have bestowed on me and on my parents, and that I may do righteous good deeds that will please You, and admit me by Your Mercy among Your righteous slaves."

    Saturday, 10 March 2012


    maaf atas post yg terdelay2 dan kurang isinya..experiencing writer's block , maybe because too many things i wanna say and too many things to end up, hope this will be a concise one..ecece..

    ok.(mood serius)..
    sekularisme? agama asing daripada kerajaan? agama asing daripada politik? agama asing daripada sistem pendidikan? apabila ibadah itu difikir hanya di atas tikar sejadah dan sebagainya.ok.mungkin this is just a vague description ok jom kte tgk ape sebenarnye the real meaning of secularisme.  
    Secularism is the principle of separation between government institutions and the persons mandated to represent the State from religious institutions and religious dignitaries. In one sense, secularism may assert the right to be free from religious rule and teachings, and the right to freedom from governmental imposition of religion upon the people within a state that is neutral on matters of belief. In another sense, it refers to the view that human activities and decisions, especially political ones, should be unbiased by religious influence

    "kenapa salah ke secularisme ni? kenapa xleh prakti
    kkan? kat msia da wt je bnda ni, ade ke x relevannye?"

    sangat x relevan!!!!!!

    islam sendri adalah suatu agama yg syumul lengkap-islam the way of life. way of life here does not restrict to juz ibadah je, dakwah je, yes sume tu penting! infact it is the core thing.akidah kte! shadatul haq tu sndri yg mana kte sudah bersaksi bahawa Aku naik saksi bahawa tiada Tuhan selain Allah, dan Nabi Muhammad itu pesuruh Allah. adakah setakat tu je? setakat melafazkan saja without doing it, without telling other people about it(dakwah)? its more than that..(continuous reminder to myself)

    to become the caliph of Allah utk memakmurkan bumi Allah dan beribadah kpd Allah..and to really integrate islam in your life! dari benda2 simple like mkn, study, ukhuwah, dakwah, politik dan sebagainya kerana Allah.."but why am I saying politik? who are we to talk about politik? we are juz 20/21/22 years old? too young to think about it? "

    remember, if its not today, when are we gonna think about the future of our country? are we juz gonna let someone else do it? who is going to rule our country in daulah islamiah? who is going to implement the islamic law in our country? "its too much..i haven't become a good muslim yet" remember one thing if you want to spread dakwah only when you think you are good enough,it will never work! no one would then tellling people to do good if sume owg nk tggu baik bru nk berdakwah..

    this is the time to start thinking the future of our country..are we not the future leaders??

    nevertheless in the process to bring back the glory of islam, one thing we must not forget is never look down on other people..never! and also never feel self-sufficient.

    Surah Al-Lail:
    4.Certainly, your efforts and deeds are diverse (different in aims and purposes); 
    5. As for him who gives (in charity) and keeps his duty to Allah and fears Him,
    6. And believes in Al-Husna.
    7. We will make smooth for him the path of ease (goodness).
    8. But he who is greedy miser and thinks himself self-sufficient.
    9. And gives the lie to Al-Husna
    10. We will make smooth for him the path for evil;
    11. And what will his wealth benefit him when he goes down (in destruction).

    Monday, 5 March 2012

    another phase of life.

    penah rse stage kekosongan dlm hidup x? stage yg fikiran bercelaru? stage yg mcm xnk ckp ngn owg sume? stage yg asyk pkr negative dan salahkan owg lain?sampai at one point kau rse nk menjerit2 mintak tlg.

    sampai la at one point kau sedar yg selama ni ape yg kau buat xckp ikhlas lg, pemahaman mengenai islam xkuat lg, kau sndri xpraktikkan ape yg kau ckp, pergantungan kau kat Allah masih lemah bila mana kau bukan terus mengadu pada Allah terus tatkala hati kau resah gelisah, di mana music dijadikan sesuatu ubat utk melupakan masalah kau tu, di mana zikir dan selawat bkn lg basah di bibir kau. di mana kau berkira2 dgn masa kau utk duniawi semata. di mana konsep ibadah yg syumul tu pudar dlm dri kau dek kealapaan kau.

    sampai at that moment Allah memberi petunjuk kepada hamba-hambaNya utk kembali mengingatiNya, kembali kepada jalan kebenaran, utk menangis mengenang dosa2 yg lalu, menyesali perbuatannya, berdoa dan terus berdoa dgn penuh berserah diri kpd Allah.

    Surah No.13, Ar Raad, Ayat No. 28:

    o الَّذِينَ آمَنُوا وَتَطْمَئِنُّ قُلُوبُهُمْ بِذِكْرِ اللَّهِ أَلَا بِذِكْرِ اللَّهِ تَطْمَئِنُّ الْقُلُوبُ

    Translation :
    "Those who believe, their hearts find satisfaction in the remembrance of Allah: and be aware that your hearts only gets satisfaction when you remember Allah .

    P/S: "kau" apply kat dri penulis.