Monday, September 24, 2012
Sunday, September 23, 2012
Today i'll tell you a story about my family.
I come from a family of mixed lineage. My father's side is chinese and my mum's is malay. So naturally i have uncles and aunties and cousins of colourful backgrounds.
I have an uncle, and his family is christian. Today we had dinner together and
this dinner inspired me to write this blogpost. You see, in our country there's not a lot of interaction between people of different cultures, religions, etc. even if we see each other everyday. Yes, you talk to the ahsoi if you go to her shop, you see the mamak and have his roti canai everyday, but its all 'professional interaction', and there's not much 'genuine interaction', getting to know the person, knowing what his hopes and fears are, caring about what he feels about, etc (maybe there is a lot of interaction, it is only me who's been living in a bubble huhu)
Thursday, September 20, 2012
|*still don't want to do da'wah|
هُوَ الَّذِي خَلَقَ لَكُمْ مَا فِي الْأَرْضِ جَمِيعًا ثُمَّ اسْتَوَى إِلَى السَّمَاءِ فَسَوَّاهُنَّ سَبْعَ سَمَاوَاتٍ وَهُوَ بِكُلِّ شَيْءٍ عَلِيمٌ
He it is Who created for you all that is on earth. Then He Istawâ (rose over) towards the heaven and made them seven heavens and He is the All-Knower of everything. (2:29)
Wednesday, September 19, 2012
|*hisap rokok dulu = i'll smoke first|
Muslims. responding aggressively to provocations and insults, while remaining innocent of everything they themselves do to insult the Prophet.
Friday, September 14, 2012
Sunday, September 2, 2012
'Tis the season. Lots of people around my age are getting married. assuming you know my age, which is almost as anonymous as my identity (aha!)
If it was up to me, i'd be like
merisik = where the family of typically the guy goes to the family of the girl to get to know her and her family
bertunang = engagement
hantaran = presents given by each party to the other party on wedding day
kenduri = feast/banquet
Friday, August 24, 2012
Thursday, August 23, 2012
Wednesday, August 22, 2012
eid mubarak! :)
We're now in the month of Syawal, and this is where we start testing whether we can successfully apply what we've learnt in Ramadan.
And by the looks of it, things are not looking good for me.
|*Mr Magistrate, if this is your behaviour, then i'd better give you an injection|
Posted by The Author at 11:40 PM
Tuesday, June 26, 2012
"He faces stiff opposition from other islamists, liberals, former regime members.."
"He's a back-up candidate who lacks charisma"
"Its a depressing choice"
But they can only comment and criticize and opine. Allah gives victory to whomever He wills, and try as much as we like, we human beings have no power except by Allah.
He was the one who willed for a country to be ruled by iron-fisted dictators for over 50 years. Why? Only He knows why, we can only, at best, make educated guesses. My guess is that this long period of repression was a training ground.
Heat and pressure turns coals into diamonds.
And a wise man said,
كونوا عبادا قبل ان تكونوا قادة
"Become slaves before you become leaders"
That long period of repression and imprisonment was a test. To see who would be sincere in the face of hardships. To separate the black dirt from the white flour. To make them humble. Because only humble leaders can have empathy with the poor, the weak, the downtrodden.
May Allah be with you, Dr. Morsi.
Wednesday, May 30, 2012
Sunday, May 27, 2012
Is Allah happy with the way you are now?
D&T is about
improving one's character. The Prophet pbuh once said
"I was sent to perfect good character"
So it is on this journey that we hope to, but not necessarily achieve, completeness.
If we used to complain and whine a lot, (hopefully) Allah makes us a bit more tolerant and patient.
If we used to fill our time with 'just for fun', (hopefully) Allah fills our time with preparations for the Hereafter.
If we used to brag and boast, (hopefully) Allah turns us into humble, obedient servants.
Hopefully. Because we're always at the mercy of our Creator.
What do we do? we stick to the righteous path no matter what the obstacles, and hope that Allah admits us into his Paradise.
Wednesday, May 16, 2012
Today is 15th May. Do you know what day it is?
It's Nakba Day, يوم النكبة, 'the Day of Catastrophe', commemorating the displacement of thousands of Palestinians as a result of the creation of the state of Israel.
Israel was 'officially' pronounced as a state on 14th May 1948. The creation of this state is analogous to stabbing a knife in the heart of the muslim world.
|its even shaped like a shard of glass|
|being expelled from our homes, prevented from returning|
|having our water supply siphoned for the use of 'the State'|
|..and prevented from being reunited with our families|
Tuesday, May 15, 2012
Sunday, May 13, 2012
Question : What is the best gift for Mother's Day?
And We have enjoined on man to be dutiful and kind to his parents. His mother bears him with hardship and she brings him forth with hardship, and the bearing of him, and the weaning of him is thirty (30) months, till when he attains full strength and reaches forty years, he says: "My Lord! Grant me the power and ability that I may be grateful for Your Favour which You have bestowed upon me and upon my parents, and that I may do righteous good deeds, such as please You, and make my off-spring good. Truly, I have turned to You in repentance, and truly, I am one of the Muslims (submitting to Your Will)." (46:15)
this ayah commands all human beings to be kind to their parents, because bringing us up is no easy task.