Monday, February 13, 2012
Thursday, February 9, 2012
'1st times' are memorable. The first time tasting the most scrumdiddlyumptious nasi briyani at Restoran Insaf in Jalan Tuanku Abdul Rahman. The first time failing a JPJ test (the words of the JPJ officer still ring loudly in my ears: awak ni dah teruk sangat dah ni (you are awful)).
Everyone has his or her own unique story. I am telling mine, and you can then do one of three things:
1) gain some insights into how you might start this awesome journey.
2) read, be amused, and move on to another blog on another tab.
3) feel disgusted ("ishh, why do you have to sibuk-sibuk in other people's affairs?!!"). in that case, i wish you all the best in this earthly life.
Question #1: what made me decide to pursue D&T?
it's simple, really. It's what we were made for.
It's the reason Allah sent down prophets and messengers.
رَبَّنَا وَابْعَثْ فِيهِمْ رَسُولًا مِنْهُمْ يَتْلُو عَلَيْهِمْ آيَاتِكَ وَيُعَلِّمُهُمُ الْكِتَابَ وَالْحِكْمَةَ وَيُزَكِّيهِمْ إِنَّكَ أَنْتَ الْعَزِيزُ الْحَكِيمُ
"Our Lord! Send amongst them a Messenger of their own, who shall recite unto them Your Verses and instruct them in the Book (this Qur'ân) and Al-Hikmah, and sanctify them. Verily! You are the All-Mighty, the All-Wise." (Al Baqarah:129)
وَمَنْ أَحْسَنُ قَوْلًا مِمَّنْ دَعَا إِلَى اللَّهِ وَعَمِلَ صَالِحًا وَقَالَ إِنَّنِي مِنَ الْمُسْلِمِينَ
And who is better in speech than he who invites (men) to Allâh, and does righteous deeds, and says: "I am one of the Muslims." (41:33)
and when people neglect D&T, it's the reason Allah sends down punishments upon them.