Wednesday, December 26, 2012

Random Celotehs 2

Bismillahirrahmanirraheem.
 
Assalamualaikum peeps! ;D
 
So tetiba rasa nak berceloteh lagi. Although this will be just celotehs, but I hope some of it could benefit you guys in some ways. Whatever it is, one once said that "if you are going to talk, make sure it benefits the listener, if you are going to write something, make sure it benefits the reader. Any foul words or false statements will only adding more sins to you and the person acquainted with you."
 
 
5. Wisdom Teeth
 
Last Saturday, my siblings and I made our way to the dentist for our annual check ups. Razeen went in first, and the next thing I know I found his lips gripping red tainted cottons, which later I found out the cottons were actually covered with his blood, sebab dia kena cabut gigi. Ergh.
 
This is the second or third time I went to this dentist, the clinic is just nearby our home. And that was like when I was 7 or 8? But I went there to get my baby tooth plucked out. And I loathe the pain I felt because of that, I couldn't remember whether it's because of the pain, or I was angry because of the dentist himself, he is kinda rough. And because of that miserable day, later on whenever my baby tooth feels like coming out, I would gladly help it to come out 'naturally', if you know what I mean. I would eat cerals, or ice cream, and focus the munched foods on that particular area. But of course I still have to visit the dentist, only that we changed dentist for about 4 years and then went to our pakteh, for about 3 years, but because now he focuses more on being a surgeon - yepp he is super awesome, he's a dentist and a facial surgeon- alhamdulillah- we just had to visit the dentist that I don't err not quite fond of.
 
So anyway, I'm nineteen going twenty in less than a month from now, and the dentist also has been growing older and I assume, more softer in dealing with patients? I don't know but after I look at Razeen's bloody mouth-okay that's harsh-, my stomach churned in such a bad way. Mama already said that I should get my teeth some scaling and polishing. I don't mind the polish part although it could tickles at some point and feels nyilu, but scaling,, woah, what I know is that pakteh did a very remarkable job in doing it in a less painful way.
 
As I entered the room and lay down and my face being under the 'spotlight' -I supposed the nurse and the dentist could see the pores and the getting better acnes- he checked my teeth condition. Then he said, "wisdom tooth dia dua2 kena cabut. Both are slanted (now that explains why it hurts whenever I munched my foods with the teeth at behind). So nak cabut hari ni ke?" I was like, what?!?!?! Even I say so myself, teeth is something I won't forget to care about. I brush, occasionally floss, sometimes gargle with mouthwash-although not so often- but the news that I've got to lose my wisdom teeth shocked me, and all I could imagine was painful moments are ahead of me T__T *menangis air terjun* But my mom said that we could make another appointment (5th Jan ye, ahem) As for me, if anyone even cares to listen-well if they could actually listen to me, monologue with myself, I don't even want to 'pluck out those teeth of mine! The heck I care if I have to bear the pain whenever I eat! (Well now, takdelah rasa macam tak concern dengan gigi tu.)
 
So anyway, I would very much like to share how my scaling moments with Doctor. It hurts. Big time O_O tak tahulah dentist tu pegi scaling gusi gusi tu skali, tapi rasa dia, sakit. Masa dia start tu baca la bismillah, selawat, doa, dalam hati. Dalam hati tu keep on repeating Ya Allah Kau yang Berkuasa, lembutkanlah pergerakan dentist ni ya Allah. Aku lemah, dan tidak tahan pada kesakitan. Alhamdulillah awal-2 tu rasa sakit ala-ala gigit semut, err semut yang besar kot. Tapi ni bukan sakit gigit sangat, susah nak describe, sebab siap dengan bunyi macam tengah menggerudi kan. Ok tapi tu macam exaggerated pulak. Tapi memang sakit la. I've never really like scaling. Although it cleans out every bits of foods stucked between your teeth, and despite the smashing looking after-effect, I still dislike it, The feelings are just unbearable to me. Lepas siap tu, nak kumur, blood-coloured saliva and blood itself yang keluar. I had to gargle like 5 times to at least get a clearer spit, only that the colour was more or less pale yellow. Yepp, that's how 'bad' it was. Seriously rasa macam gusi bawah setiap gigi tu kena toreh :'|
 
Lepas tu ada satu gigi kena tampal. Alhamdulillah this would be the third time tampal. But the dentist didn't do polishing, as he said that my teeth has no stains :D Alhamdulillah. After I stand up, the dentist repeated the question of when should we start to remove my back teeth, because it should be conducted as soon as possible, 'the sooner the better' he said, and I actually did burst out -quite politely- "tapi kalau tak buat langsung, tak boleh ke?" with the most hideous scared looking face, then he said, "takk boleh. sebab it will affect other teeth." Now that's something! *facepalm*
 
If some of you doesn't know about wisdom tooth, it grows somewhat later, in your older age, when you have already had the permanent teeth. It varies between people. Some people have the wisdom tooth quite late, like my mom, she had them when she was late twenties. Oh and what meant by my wisdom teeth slanted, was that, which I had noticed clearly yesterday, my right wisdom tooth, half of it has been covered by my gum (yeah, I don't think this disturb you guys more than the other one), and my left tooth, may He protect it, has been fully, almost fully, 99% covered with the gum! (okay this is disturbing. Big time) Okay okay, stop with the shocking, facepalm, face already. Sebab gigi tu slanted, sampai gusi belakang tu boleh meliputi gigi tu. Hah! Full coverage! Pfft.
 
Anyway, doakan saya, the 'operation' will be held insha Allah on Jan 5th, I will be "biused" of course (I could sensed Miss Natasha shot a glaring look at me) (Oh Miss Natasha is my English Lecturer), tapi bukan yang boleh tidur punya, yang kebas effect punya. Huhu.


6. Being 'Angelic'

Angelic. Read: Innocent, Pure, Virtuous. (Malay; Baik Sesangat)

I remember when I was sitting for my PMR and my dad reminded me, "Baba ingat dulu, masa Raihana nak UPSR, Raihana akan baca Quran setip hari, banyak kali, buat solat sunat." And I know that Baba had noticed my changes in my habits, probably. You know, people who are closer with you are better mirrors than the mirror you are looking at in front of you. Ya, masa tu saya pun rasa diri ni tak macam dulu. Amalan harian tu tak terjaga. Sekarang pun, masih banyak perlu diperbaiki. Masih perlu istiqamah.

Baba always remind all of us, " Jangan nak exam je kita ingat Allah. Ibarat macam kita rasa diri bertuhan waktu exam je. Kena banyak istighfar. Solat sunat hajat, qiyam, bukan buat masa nak exam je, awal tahun lagi dah buat. Minta awal-awal. Kita patut malu degan diri sebab ingat kat Allah pada waktu tertentu, sedangkan Allah tidak pernah terlepas pandang kita, dan kita sebagai hamba wajar ingat Dia selalu." Dah macam norma, bila nak dekat exam buat solat hajat mega, puasa sunat et cetera. Tak salah, in fact daripada tak buat langsung, at least kita buat kan? Tetapi cuba tanya pada diri, molek kah kita sebagai hamba yang hina, yang dikurniakan abundant bounties from Allah SWT, free of charge,  tapi kufur nikmat, lupa, lalai, dan hanya memerlukan Dia pada waktu susah sahaja. Yes, we are imperfect humans, but that doesn't mean we should stop from correcting ourselves and become better 'abd Allah every day, right?

My friend once told me that her friend confided to her about her roommates that she was sharing with. It was a room of four, and that girl had to share it with three DQians (Darul Quran). She said she had a 'hard time' being in a room with the hafizahs, who are wearing tudung labuh, who are memorizing and reciting quran every day, because she couldn't wear shorts in the room, she felt she's being 'controlled' by the three sisters. Then I heard the girl's statement which caused my heart to ound harder than usual, that said, "susah kan jadi hafizah ni. aku tengok dorang kena jaga banyak benda. kalau macam kita yang tak hafal quran ni at least tak la rasa bersalah kalau buat salah sket sket." Astaghfirullah. Kadang-kadang kita kena bersabar, sebab tak semua orang faham sepenuhnya tentang Islam. And I would not say I'm a pro about my own religion, which is a shame of course, because I'm still learning. Cuma background sesorang tu yang tidak 'membenarkan' dia belajar tentang agama. Kita yang faham ni la yang kena tegur. At the same time tunjuk qudwah yang baik.

I don't blame that girl. It's just that it saddens me people would say as if someone needs to be a good muslim because he or her is learning about Islam more than that someone, or being a hafiz/hafizah, because he or she is more closer to Allah than other people-which in some point it's true, of course you are closer to Allah when you tingkatkan amalan. But it doesn't leave us who are still a Muslim to become ignorance in conforming to our religion's order. We cannot say we could commit sins from time to time and feel less guilty about it just because our amalan biasa-biasa saja. Because every second, we aged, we become older, and become closer to death.

We should be angelic, at all times. Well, we should try. It's either being late or never. And it's always better being late than never.


7. Pre Registration Havoc

So today dah boleh start pre-reg for intake Semester 2, 2012/2013 IIUM Gombak. And I've seen tweets like "Boleh beruban aku buat pre reg ni" O_O Lol ya sampai begitu sekali. Alang-alang, count me in! The page is hard to connect to when we presumed, lots of students are trying to register around the same time. Huh.

Alhamdulillah I managed to register 3 core civil law subjects which are Law of Torts 1, Law of Contracts 1, Malaysian Legal System. Besides that, we also have to add three more syariah law subjects which are to be learnt fully in Arabic *facepalm* *mulut terlopong* as well as BM, -yepp kami bebudak law kena ambik BM ye rerakan *high school memories flashes in mind*- Unggas (Don't ask me, I'm not very sure about this subject either) also co curicullum which to be added when we entered there this January.

So all these are equivalent to 8 subjects plus cocu. Again ! *mata terbeliak* Talk about the major focus we should be during lectures - terpaksa kena bersiap sedia dengan rerakan yang ajak berbisik pasal movies,sejarah silam, etc, dan MENGHIRAUKAN mereka!- okay that's kinda harsh T_T|| Eheh ^^" *buat tak nampak kemarahan #YYAians* but, whattodo? Ottokeo? You can't help yourself from being more serious and focus than ever when you have to cope with 8 subjects?! Ni tak pikir lagi bab mid term exam, bab finals! Ohmai! O.O'" Huhu. Focus is wajib. Period.

The fact that I have to learn 3 subjects in Arabic worries me big time. My arabic is honestly, not that good compared to my other colleagues who are taking Syariah Law course as well. It annoyed me a little when I heard a good pal of mine dah siap pegi tuition arab T___T It makes me feel hopeless! At a second. But I have to have faith in my du'a, in Him that will always listens to my prayer, in myself, so that I could trust myself to reach for the top *mata berkaca* *semangat meningkat tetiba*

Besides, my parents are putting high hopes on me, and why would I let them down? After SPM, what I really want to do is accomplish excellence in my results, for my parents, and most importantly for my religion. Kita berhajat nak berjaya dalam hidup ni sewajarnya untuk berjuang dalam agama. Educated Muslims are very highly needed. In fact, the Quran mentioned about educated people in such a way that they are very special, very close to Him. Buat sesuatu kerana Allah. To achieve Mardhotillah (Redha Allah).

[3:7] Dia-lah yang menurunkan Al Kitab (Al Qur'an) kepada kamu. Di antara (isi) nya ada ayat-ayat yang muhkamaat, itulah pokok-pokok isi Al qur'an dan yang lain (ayat-ayat) mu-tasyaabihaat. Adapun orang-orang yang dalam hatinya condong kepada kesesatan, maka mereka mengikuti sebagian ayat-ayat yang mutasyaabihaat daripadanya untuk menimbulkan fitnah untuk mencari-cari takwilnya, padahal tidak ada yang mengetahui takwilnya melainkan Allah. Dan orang-orang yang mendalam ilmunya berkata: "Kami beriman kepada ayat-ayat yang mutasyaabihaat, semuanya itu dari sisi Tuhan kami." Dan tidak dapat mengambil pelajaran (daripadanya) melainkan orang-orang yang berakal.

Read more: http://mylaboratorium.blogspot.com/2012/02/10-ayat-al-quran-tentang-keutamaan-ilmu.html#ixzz2GAcDvuUy

I thought of posting a picture of the schedules, but the original would just give you guys headache by just seeing it. Probably I'll show the one that I jot down.

Anyway, let's not stop reciiting Qunut Nazilah for our beloved brothers and sisters in Palestine, Iraq, Afghanistan, Rohingya, Chechnya, Guantanamo Bay, Philipines wa fi kulli makan wa zaman.

'Till then, ciao!


 

Friday, December 21, 2012

Random Celotehs

Bismillahirrahmanirraheem.

Assalamualaikum wbt peeps!

Suddenly I've the feeling that it has been awhile since I've posted 'interactive' entries. Interactive here means I 'communicate' with you guys like I used to through my posts. Babbles like I used to ;P Since the previous post, I think I would like to 'liven up' my blog a bit. Andddd I've got some interesting, intriguing, serious, celotehs to share with you guys!

1. Pukau

This is, a very very important and severe notice, to all of us, who are at most of our times become the pedestrians, the public people, outside -of course- and being careful at any time should be our greatest concern. Last two days I read a conversation between two of my colleagues from CFS at Twitter and one of them had been hypnotized (malay; pukau) by a man who claimed himself by the name of HAFIZ. An AFRICAN AMERICAN/CANADIAN. My friend kena pukau at MID VALLEY !! O___O That crazy man aproached my friend by getting him into a conversation, talking about Islamic brotherhood. The man used the name of Allah to get my friend's attention and according to the Twitter conversations between my two pals, the ruthless criminal was asking about directions or about the time when my friend suddenly being hypnotized! And my friend also reminded me to be cautious at all times especially that this man is around PJ area!! And not forget to mention that my friend was the second victim, at Mid Valley. So I supposed the target place is at malls where lots of people are scurrying here and there and don't have time to notice slightest little unfortunate events. And my friend lost RM600, as the effect of this pukau memukau. May Allah protect him, protect all of us. What pissed me is that the filthy fellow has been wandering around talking about Islam when he probably doesn't even have any single knowledge about Islam and would have intended to corrupt Islam to the eyes of the people. This is non-arguably serious. And I really hope you guys could spread this message.
 
Let's not forget to recite 3 Qul and Ayat Qursi daily. Also recite bismillahi tawakkaltu 'alallah la hawla wa la quwwata illa billah al 'alim al 'azim.
 

Banyakkan doa and selawat, and yakin! Yakin bahawa Dialah sebaik Pelindung. Allahu Akbar!


2. 'Foxy Loxy'

Yesterday my siblings and I went to Tok's house for a day. Baba said it's like a resting treat for me because I've been doing a lot of cooking lately :B Anyways, I've learned more recipes from Makcik and insha Allah would try to cook them myself at home for my family.

So what is this about, musang? Well,,, it's also interesting to share that the guest room downstairs at Tok's house had this absolutely intriguing bad odour that your head can't 'resist' from getting a headache because of the aweful smell. And surprise surprise, the smell had been caused by a dead fox on the ceiling! Oh please let me repeat this for you. A-dead-fox-on-the-ceiling!! Now why didn't I think of that when I first entered the room? =.=" You guys cannot possibly tell how speechless I was yesterday. I kept repeating "Hah??? Musang????!!!! Biar betul??? Eh betul kee????"

Haha kelakar pun ada. Tak sangka musang boleh ada kat tengah tengah PJ ni. I mean talk about the relevance and the venue. And it's not as if my Tok's house is surrounded with trees or situated near forest or something. Well despite how intrigued I was by this 'devastating' news of a dead fox - err of course it's devastating, I mean there was a dead fox!- I'm very much calm with the news that it's dead, or won't it harm my beloved grandparents??? The picture is hard to imagine. Wana'uzhubillah.

So makcik and tok did heard stomping sounds from the ceiling from that room and when my tok fetched my tok wan, he simply replied there is a probability the sound came from a "biawak". Right. Sure it makes sense! T__T|| But after a few days, the smell was so furiously smelly and it came through the ceiling ventilator, it was the right time to call someone for help. And that's what my tok did. She called the Odd Jobs guys to help and find out what's been giving out the foul smell. Later makcik told me the chinese guy said, "Itu musang wo! Manyak besar wo!" And he complained that their clothes were stinking because of clearing the ceiling and removing the dead poor fox. Ugh.
 
Oh and I entittled this short 'story' with Foxy Loxy as inspired by the character with the similar name in Chicken Little.

3. Chicken Porridge
 
This last 5 days, our family has been infected with fever, cough, flu and not to mention almost every one in the house, one by one, has gruf voice issues (if you know what I mean). Alhamdulillah most of us has cured, (I've got a family of 6 fyi) but Baba's fever returned again yesterday. It really got me on hold and after felt Baba's forehead, the burning sensation that triggers my hand receptors caused me to feel more worrier than ever. Not to mention Baba has got high blood pressure, a more worrisome news that we've got from the doctor three days ago. Ever since school holiday started, my mom and I, and occasionally my sister Rayyan, had been ze importante ladies in the house. Cooking is something I do more often these few months (since end october, when my long holiday started). Mama, Makcik, Tok and Mak Teh are my cooking gurus. I've learned a lot from them and alhamdulillah my cooking skills improve from time to time. During these ill days I've been taking care of Baba's foods, besides my mom being the important soul. And last time when my dad got really bad fever, I cooked him chicken porridge (for the first time) and I was glad that Baba ate it gratefully. Baba has been complimenting my cooking a lot and I can't even feeling fluttered about it thoroughly when inside me I'm very much worried of him. Last night when my mom was doing chores, I take a look at my sleeping Baba and felt the fever burn, and placed ice cubes into a small towel and placed it onto my dad's forehead. Baba taught us whenever we have fever, we should deal it with ice cubes to cool it down. It does awesome when you place it underneath your armpit and on top of your forehead. Of course you should wrap the cubes with small towel or something. Just like last time when my dad took care of me, I would want to very much be beside him whenever I could. Today, alhamdulillah, looking at Baba's face not looking red anymore and his favour of asking me to cook chicken soup (again, this was my first tryout- and my sisters and Baba complimented it ;D hehe) , makes me feel much much more grateful to Allah than ever, for returning the health, to all of us.
 
Sometimes when you stumbled upon a challenge/challenges, you will remember who you are on this earth, who you are to Allah. And also the 5 perkara sebelum 5 perkara. (yeah me and my bahasa rojak) Sihat sebelum sakit. Muda sebelum tua. Lapang sebelum sempit. Kaya sebelum miskin. Hidup sebelum mati. Every hour, every minute and every second, we should remember all the bounties given by Allah. How could we possibly be kufur nikmat to all the wonderful things He had given us. How could we commit sins at the time when we are healthy, when we are young, when we have wealth, during leisure times, and become closer to Allah when all those 'matters' turned upside down?
 
Jom muhasabah diri.
 
4. Next Week = Busy Busy Week
 
I've got lots and lots of things to do next week. Starting with within Monday and Wednesday I have to complete my work in printing and copying the necessary documents and papers I need for applying the Yayasan Cemerlang scholarship besides returning Pub and Pro file to the Law Department at CFS. Not only that I've got some sijils to be enquired from other departments, so my guess is that I have to go back to CFS for the second time. My handphone seems to become a big problem now to me because I can't make calls and send messages besides receiving phone calls and receive messages T___T Tak pasti masalah sim card ke (tapi bila masukkan kt handphone Rayyan ada service signal pulak) or masalah handphone (tapi bila sim card Rayyan masuk ok je!). Ugh. Tensi ye saya =_=|| Soo, kena pergi service center. I've been calling Celcom loads of time already and they said that my sim card is fine. So Sony service center la my destination. It's hard for not being able to receive messages or phone calls when your friends connect with you via phone most of the time.
Also insha Allah at the end of next week my sisters and I and my cousin Nadia, and my pals are going to attend one of the superb event of the year which is Twins of Faith ! :D The event held for two days, Saturday and Sunday so I considered my next weekend, pretty busy.
 
Soo I think I've celotehs too much. If any of you would like to random celoteh to me, simply post them in the comment box and I'd be happy to 'listen' :) Kbai!
 
 
 
 

Wednesday, December 19, 2012

Shout Out For Biasiswa-Seekers!

Bismillahirrahmanirraheem.

Assalamualaikum wbt peeps! :D

Sooo, as the tittle defines itself, this entry is especially for all of you who are currently seeking for scholarships, especially, if you are -like me- who are about to pursue degree levels at universities or colleges, who vitally 'need' financial assistance.

Alhamdulillah I've received my offer letter to UIAM Gombak next 29th Jan. And I've also acknowledge the amounts to be paid for my about 4 years study there as a law student. Here is a bit of my 'le offer letter' (of course, it was received via email. pfft)



Ehe nampak dok? And please don't mind why I even bother to highlight my hostel's name T_T Anyways, as you can see the average cost is quite a large sum, well of course it's incomparable to some of the critical science courses, but still. RM 46, 356 mann?!

So yeah, currently I'm an eligible scholarship seeker ;B And I've been wandering about at this awesome website! Siap bagi list of deadlines  lagi. What I could tell you guys is that it is just superbly convenient! :) I've also listed this website into my one of my Le Awesome list on the right side of my blog, bawah sket tu.

Current scholarhips opened for us seekers are Shell, Anchora-Khazanah, ... and for us future lawyers -insha Allah- (besides other common courses) the only scholarship application opened for us is Tun Rahah Scholarship Fund! or also known as Yayasan Cemerlang. Alhamdulillah! The dateline is 20th January 2013. So, apa tunggu lagi? Let's hurry up and apply :) Insha Allah jika ada rezeki tu, adalah. Doa, usaha, tawakal :D

As you can read from le terms and conditions, the minimum requirement is 5 A's in SPM/ 3 A's in STPM. Le award details:

The Award will entitle Recipient to the following:
 
a) Full scholarship: covers tuition, living expenses and full waiver on all registration and annual fees.
b) Bursary: covers tuition fees only.

This Award is not transferable and not redeemable into cash.
 
 
Please do read the terms and conditions carefully. And most important reminder here is that the borang should be sent by MAIL at the address given.
 
 
I really really, really really, really really really hope to achieve scholarship awards. It really means a lot to me. I do hope you guys could pray for my friends and I, all of us, who are dreadfully need the fund. Huhu.
 
 
Hope you guys could benefit from this entry. 'Till my next post, wassalam!
 
 
Ps. I am currently frantically in search of my SPM SLIP! T____T Please pray for me so I could find it, pronto. Huhu
 
Pss. Lots of you guys have asked me about my so-called novel-nipis (very very nipis I tell you), which is supposedly due this month o.o"" eeeeeps! Sorry guys, honestly belum habis lagi *facepalm* BUT of course I have to release it this month no matter what -insha Allah- sebab tak berapa nak gemar dengan kerja separuh jalan. Biar lambat, asal selamat? (Err)
 
 
Psss. Non fiction entittled BULI tu pun ada sequel dia. Huhu, hope you guys belum lose hope lagi. Tunggu ya! ^^" *mata berkaca* (penuh harapan kalian memahami diri ini)

Monday, December 17, 2012

"In The Remembrance of Him, Do Hearts Find Rest"

Bismillahirrahmanirraheem.
 
Assalamualaikum wbt peeps! :D insha Allah our usrah topic for today is a topic that should be highly discussed and pondered to, and it's depicted from Dr A'id al Qarni's lovely
Chef-d'oeuvre (read: masterpiece), Don't Be Sad / La Tahzan (page 56-58). Enjoyyyy!
 
Verily, In The Remembrance of Allah, Do Hearts Find Rest.
 
"Verily, in the remembrance of Allah do hearts find rests." {Quran 13:28}
Truthfulness is beloved by Allah and is purifying soap for the heart. And there is no deed that gives such pleasure to the heart, or has greater reward, than the remembrance of Allah.
"Therefore, remember Me, and I will remember you." {Quran 2: 152}
Reembrance of Allah is His paradise on earth, and whoever does not enter it will not enter the Paradise of the Hereafter. Remembrance is not only a safe heaven from the problems and worries of this world, but it is also the short and easy path to achieving ultimate success. Read the various revealed texts that refer to the remembrance of Allah and you will appreciate its benefits.
When you remember Allah, clouds of worry and fear are driven away, and the mountains that make up your problems are blown away.
We should not be surprised when we hear that people who remember Allah are at peace. What is truly surprising is whow the negligent and unmindful survive without remembering Him.
"[They are] dead, lifeliess, and they know not when they will raised up." {Quran 16: 21}
O whosoever complains of sleepless nights and is in shock over his misfortune, call out His Holy Name.
"Do you know any of that is similar to Him! {There is nothing similar unto Him and He is the All-Hearer, All-Seer]" {Quran 19: 65}
To the degree that you remember Allah your heart will be calm and cheerful. His remembrance carries with it the meaning of calm and cheerful. His remembrance carries with it the meaning of total dependance upon Him, of turning Him for aid, of having good thoughts about Him, and of waiting victory from Him. Truly, He is near when supplicated. He hears when He is called and He answers when He is invoked, so humble yourself before Him, and ask of Him sincerely. Repeat His beautiful blessed name, and mention Him as being alone worthy of worship. mention His praises, supplicate to Hima nd ask forgiveness from Him; you will then find -by the will of Allah- happiness, peace, and illumination.
"So Allah gave them reward of this world, and the excellent reward of the Hereafter." {Quran 3:148}

Wednesday, December 5, 2012

"The Past is Gone Forever."

Bismillahirrahmanirraheem.
 
 
Assalamualaikum wbt to my dear readers :D Alhamdulillah suddenly the feeling of yearning to blog trespass the 'barrier of blogging laziness' within me. Yes, sometimes I do get that kind of feeling, especially that you have been thinking and arranging words to be formed in your mind but realized you are 'too lazy' to type it out and share with lots of wonderful people. Well, this is certainly an attitude I should change, especially that when I've niat that I want to share beneficial posts with you guys.
 
 
Insha Allah this entry as you could read from the tittle, I've extracted it from a book that I'm currently engrossed to and read -besides Mazha Yakni and Hunger Games- La Tahzan or Don't Be Sad by Dr A'id al-Qarni. I would definitely suggest this highly beneficial book to you guys! This book is highly recommendable due to its functions as a key to happiness and a gateway to become a much much better Muslim. The tittle is one of its subtopic and I surely hope you guys could finish reading this whole entry and hopefully gain lots of benefits from it. ( ) marks the synonyms of the word before it, because this book's vocabulary are a bit tough to us -normal english speaking with moderate number of grammatical errors understanding- Anyway, the most important thing that I would love to highlight is that this book as mentioned by the author has been written "for anyone who is living through pain and grief or who has been afflicted with a hardship, a hardship that results in sadness and restless nights. For the cure, I have filled the pages of this book with dosages taken from various sources- the Quran, the Sunnah, poetry, poignant anecdotes (narrative story of incidents), parables (legends), and true stories."
 
 
By brooding over the past and its tragedies, one exhibits a form of insanity- a kind of sickess that destroys resolve to live for the present moment. Those who have a firm purpose have filed away and forgotten occurrences of the past, which will never again see light, since they occupy such a dark place in the recesses (rest) of the mind. Episodes of the past are finished with; sadness cannot retrieve them, melancholy cannot make things right, and depression will never bring the past back to life. This is becaue the past is non-existent. (no longer exist)
 
Do not live in the nightmares of former times or under the shade of what you have missed. Save yourself from the ghostly apparition (phantom) of the past. Do you think that you can return the sun to the place of rising, the baby to a mother's womb, milk to the udder, or tears to the eye? By constantly dwelling on the past and its happenings, you place yourself in a very frightful and tragic state of mind.
 
Reading too much into the past is a waste of the present. When Allah mentioned the affairs of the previous nations, He, the Exalted, said: {That was the nation who has passed away.} (Quran 2:134)
Former days are gone and done with, and you benefit nothing by carrying out an autopsy over them, by turning back the wheels of history.
 
The person who lives in the past, is like someone who tries to saw sawdust. Of old, they used to say: "Do not remove the dead from their graves."
 
Our tragedy is that we are incapable of dealing with the present: neglecting our beautiful castles, we wail over dilapidated (ramshackle) buildings. If every man and every jinn were to try jointly to bring back the past, they would most certainly fail. Everything on earth marches forward, preparing for a new season - and so should you.

Sunday, November 25, 2012

BULI oleh Raihana Nadhira


(Note: Cerita bukan fiksi ini ditulis dalam bahasa santai)



               I.             

Curahan Hati Seorang Kakak, Perempuan, Hamba, - Manusia

 

Terganggu fikiran saya sewaktu telinga terdengar akan perkataan ‘buli’. Hati terus ‘kembang-kempis’ dengan kemarahan, benci, rasa terganggu yang amat sangat, dan benci. Did I mentioned ‘benci’ twice? Aha, well kalian dapat ‘agak’ rasanya betapa bencinya saya kepada buli. So here are my ‘curhat’, if you readers don’t feel like reading this piece of whatever-you-wanna-call-it, please, I don’t force you guys. But if you do, please, be my guest, and be prepared to be ‘surprised’ with the ‘tegas’ or “ka-sar” side of me.

Ada apa saya dengan buli? Kalau soalan ini membawa maksud apa hubungan saya dengan buli ini? Adakah saya pernah dibuli? Siap buat ‘non-fiction’ lagi, khas untuk tajuk BULI. Tidak. Saya tidak pernah dibuli, atau berada dalam situasi buli, well at least what I’m aware of, tak pasti samada situasi buli pernah berlaku secara langsung atau tidak dalam hidup saya. Kalau setakat kawan-kawan, ‘geng’ sendiri menyakat suruh ambik itu ini, jadi ‘bibik’ sebentar itu bukan buli. In my perspective, bully occurs when a person who present himself as someone who dislike you or loathe you in some way and for some certain known or unknown reasons, conduct certain acts that could underestimate you, belittled you, probably harm you, force you to do actions that you never want to commit them voluntarily.
Ini persepsi saya. Tidak perlu buka kamus, or jumpa Pak Cik Google bagai, sebab kalian semua akan didedahkan dengan maksud buli yang sebenarnya nanti. So anyway, why a person who has never been bullied in her life, have such a “grunge” against bully? Orang lain yang kena, lantak pi lah dorang, yang kau nak sibuk, jaga tepi baju orang lain apa pasal? Yang kau nak sibuk jaga tepi baju aku sebab aku nak sibuk pasal hidup orang lain apa pasal? (Well, just in case soalan sedemikian timbul sejenak di fikiran) Sebab, sebab apa saya sibuk sangat nak jaga tepi kain orang, nak tunjuk concern “konon”, siap nak buat non-fiction lagi, siap ber”jilid” lagi, sebab saya benci buli. Ya, amat sangat benci pada buli.

“Jilid” ini hanya curahan hati saya tentang buli. Mungkin kalian tidak setuju dengan beberapa perkara yang saya bakal ‘hujahkan’, tetapi “jilid” yang lain saya akan bawakan fakta, insha Allah, khas buat tatapan kalian semua, para pembaca yang dirahmati Allah.

Tak ingat sejak bila buli tu jadi satu benda yang ‘vital issue’ untuk diambil kisah. Tapi yang pastinya saya sedar akan buli, dan tahu buli boleh berlaku dimana sahaja, terutamanya, sekolah. Alhamdulillah, di sekolah rendah masalah buli ternyata bukanlah masalah yang dominan, in fact, takde langsung tak silap, atau mungkin saya tak sedar jika ia berlaku. Lagipun masa sekolah rendah dulu, saya ni agak kasar dengan namanya lelaki. Sewaktu saya berumur 9 tahun, mak cik saya terpaksa jaga ‘rahsia kecil’ saya; kaki kiri dan kanan bengkak, banyak kesan lebam, gara-gara “main tendang-tendang” dengan seorang mamat ni. ‘Rahsia kecil’ sebab kalau mak ayah, especially ayah saya jika mereka tahu, “habislah” mamat tu. Ya, dia tendang saya sebab saya tendang dia. Saya ingat dia akan kesian kat perempuan, tak tendang kuat sangat, tapi sebaliknya yang berlaku =.=” Saya pun tak pasti apa salah mamat tu sampai setiap kali jumpa dia je rasa nak tendang kaki dia sekuat hati. Tapi apa yang saya ingat, dia selalu bajet ‘macho’ (meskipun perkataan tu saya belajar bertahun kemudian). Bila imbau kembali kenangan zaman sekolah rendah, wah terlalu banyak untuk dikongsi, nanti kalau dipanjang lebarkan cerita, tak jadi la nak cerita pasal buli ni, so tangguh dulu ya.
Ok so back to where I’m going before, my primary school years were clean from bully. But my first half of my high school experience, form 1 – form 3, kes buli ada la banyak diperkatakan. Tak pernah lihat dengan mata kepala sendiri, tapi pernah dengar. Sekolah saya masa tu sekolah harian, tapi ada hostel bagi yang duduk jauh, or sesaje nak duk hostel pun boleh, and di hostel la ada kes buli ni. Di sekolah, ada beberapa, senior buli junior, suruh beli rokok etc, tapi buli sampai tumbuk-tumbuk tu takde, alhamdulillah, mereka yang membuli masih ada sinar hidayah disitu. Kes tumbuk menumbuk di sekolah masa tu, banyak berlaku ‘persengketaan’ yang dimana puncanya nak rebut seorang gadis idaman. Pfft. Ya begitu “drama” sekali. Form 4 – form 5, saya berpindah ke sekolah berasrama, ternyata lebih dominan kes buli di situ. Sebelum saya teruskan ‘perbicaraan’, saya ingin menegaskan entry blog ni bukan untuk memburukkan nama sekolah, atau memburukkan reputasi mana-mana pihak, rakan-rakan sekolah yang baca entry ni, saya mohon kalian jangan terus “maki hamun” or naik darah dengan saya, sebab saya bukan nak bangkitkan ‘isu-isu lama’, tetapi tajuk buli sememangnya satu tajuk yang saya amat sekali ingin ‘bahaskan’, untuk kita semua buat perhitungan terhadap “aktiviti” ini. Anyway, my friends, the past is the past, and I’m not pin pointing at anyone.

Perkataan buli merupakan antara topik yang hangat di telinga saya masa mula mula berada dalam suasana asrama. Saya tahu buli banyak berlaku. TV banyak membantu paparkan situasi. Cuma perbezaannya disini bila kita berada dalam satu persatuan yang dimana buli itu jadi “adat resam” disitu. So untuk para pelajar yang dah bertahun di asrama, buli tu perkara yang lali, yang tak perlu diambil endah. Kecuali kalau sampai tahap serious. Para guru masih menjalankan tugas mereka, menjaga keamanan sekolah, namun apakan daya, bila senja tiba, para pembuli turut tiba (haha pfft). Kes buli yang sering berlaku biasanya melibatkan senior dan junior, junior pula mereka yang masih mentah lagi di alam asrama. And banyak berlaku kepada kaum lelaki. Alhamdulillah kaum perempuan tiada kes buli, tapi expect ‘respect’ daripada junior tu sudah mesti. Not all seniors involve themselves with bullying. Setakat suruh ambik air, makanan tu boleh lagi. Nak suruh gosok baju? Bebudak tu pun ada baju dorang belambak jugak, tapi takpe boleh tahan lagi. Lagi, apa lagi? Ok, saya akan nyatakan beberapa fakta, ya fakta yang saya perolehi daripada rakan-rakan, tentang pelbagai jenis bentuk buli yang berlaku di sekolah asrama mahupun sekolah harian. Atau mungkin hanya olahan cerita, “mitos”, saya pun tak pasti, tapi apa yang saya yakin rakan-rakan yang menyumbang cerita tidak akan exaggerate dalam kes kes buli ni.
Dah berlaku memang begitu, begitulah hakikatnya. So, para pembuli suruh basuh baju? Basuh seluar *****? TAKDE MARUAH KE? Sekarang ni kita kena open-minded, and tidak salahkan sekolah tertentu, sebaliknya terima hakikat buli berlaku di mana-mana sekolah pun. Ya, sampai nak suruh basuh seluar dalam? Eh silap, seluar *****? :B EH PEMBULI, INI DAH TERLEBIH DOS DAH NI. KAU INGAT DIORANG NAK SANGAT KE PEGANG SELUAR KAU TU? DAH TAKDE MARUAH NAK SURUH ORANG LAIN BASUH? KAU INGAT DIORANG TU RENDAH SANGAT KE, SAMPAI TAHAP BOLEH PEGANG, BASUH SELUAR SUME? Ini dah melampau. Ada sampai bakar, ya saya ulang BAKAR, junior punya seluar ***** di tengah-tengah “courtyard” asrama tu, buat tontonan umum, pas percuma. Pastu gelak beramai-ramai, malukan bebudak tu, para pembuli yang paling hodoh bunyi gelak mereka, berdiri angkuh di satu sudut (bayangan imej di kepala saya). Ha molek sangat la tu, moleeeekkkkk sangat.
Eh ini cerita tulen ya kalian semua, source saya sahih punya. Tak puas lagi, suruh bebudak beli rokok, lompat pagar malam-malam buta, tak ambik peduli homework bebudak tu yang melambak esok kena hantar, yang pasti batang rokok ada siap “beratur” dihadapan mata. Kalau kena tangkap dengan polis, cikgu disiplin ke, itu nasib engkaulah, sape suruh bodoh sangat bagi dorg nampak kau? Pastu ada kes yang bebudak kena “hadiah istimewa”, tangan cap seterika panas! Sebab apa dapat “hadiah (terlebih)istimewa” ni? Sebab tak beli rokok. Ada yang mintak duit belanja bebudak tu. Ha memangla sume budak juniors kau tu anak tauke balak! Anak menteri, kaya raya. Dan saya tak bermaksud anak orang kaya pun wajar dbuli. No one deserves to be bullied. Dan yang paling dahsyat, buli sampai bawa maut. (fikir-fikirlah sendiri!)

Saya tak faham. Memang tak faham. Apa sebenarnya dendam kesumat yang ada dalam hati para pembuli? Kalau tak dendam pun, apa sebenarnya yang bermain di benak fikiran mereka, dalam hati mereka? Dah takde hati perut kah? Dah takde perikemanusiaan kah? Dah tak ingat dosa pahala? Kau ingat diri kau tu besar, saya ulang BESAAAAAR sangat, sampai lupa ALLAH YANG MAHA BESAR? Kau ingat Allah tak melihat apa yang kau buat? Kau sedar tak kau aniaya manusia? Kau sama macam dia! (mereka yang dibuli) Asal keturunan dari tanah! Weh, pangkat darjat besar mana pun kau, kau tetap asal dari tanah, dari air mani yang hina. Tak percaya? Bukak al Quran. Paling senang, jumpa Pak Cik Google, kalau dah susah sangat nak pegang, baca al Quran tu. Ya, mungkin bagi “para pembuli” di luar sana merasakan saya berat sebelah dalam membicarakan isu ni, tak ambil peduli hujah daripada mereka. Untuk “jilid” ini, ya, saya mungkin berat sebelah. Dah nama pun curahan hati, memang dah ni yang saya nak luahkan, acane? Untuk “jilid” yang seterusnya, akan ada ‘sesi khas’ buat kalian (para pembuli). Cuma saya nak ingatkan kembali, kita semua, manusia yang serupa, tiada beza, rupa, harta, pangkat bukanlah satu ukuran, sebaliknya taqwa. Saya bukanlah seorang yang ‘alim dalam bidang agama, tetapi saya cuba untuk beramal dengan ilmu yang saya sedia ada. Ingatlah rakan-rakan, hidup ini terlalu pendek untuk sebuah kerugian. Sebuah kerugian yang besar terhasil daripada pembulian. Ingatlah!


Rakan saya pernah berkata; Kita buli sebab senior dulu pun buli jugak! Alah, setakat nak toughen up bebudak ni, bukannya teruk pun! Ya, tak teruk, tak sampai kena basuh seluar ***** semua, tak main api-api, bakar-bakar. Ya, ikut the so-called ‘tradition’. Bak kata mereka tradisi turun-kemurun, amat baik untuk diamalkan. Jadi, sampai bila? Mengikut persepsi saya, ni dah vengeance. Revenge. Ego. Nak cuba merasakan “kepuasan” buli tu, konon nak jadi macam ‘abang-abang’ or ‘akak-akak’ yang “cool” yang “hebat” dulu. Jiwa taiko gitu. Kalau satu batch tu tak stop, sampai bila ini akan berlarutan? Biarlah kalau sampai mati pun?! Ya, biarlah sampai mati, hidup dengan akhlak yang hodoh, berakhlak dengan akhlak yang jauh daripada akhlak junjungan besar, junjungan mulia Nabi Muhammad SAW! Sedangkan kau kata kau Beriman kepada Allah, Beriman kepada Nabi Muhammad Pesuruh Allah? Rasulullah SAW seorang yang berbudi pekerti, sopan santun, berperibadi mulia, jauh daripada sifat-sifat dendam, dengki dan sebagainya. Sebagai manusia yang mengaku sebagai para umatnya, bukankah wajar kita cuba sedaya upaya mencontohi Baginda SAW? Kalau masih belum kenal dengan sifat-sifat mulia Rasulullah SAW , maka ‘bertaaruflah’ dengan Baginda SAW. Seorang yang berjiwa Muslim dengan sebenarnya, yang hidup dalam suasana Islam yang hakiki, tidak akan berperilaku sedemikian. Kerana mereka sibuk untuk menjalankan tanggungjawab mereka sebagai seorang hamba Allah dan seorang Khalifah yang melakukan Amar Ma’ruf Nahi Mungkar, terhadap diri mereka sendiri dan orang lain. Ingatlah kita, bila kita sudah capai umur baligh, dosa ditanggung oleh kita sendiri. Dan bersama-samalah kita muhasabah diri, koreksi diri. Ingat, dosa hukumannya Neraka. Wana’uzhubillah.


Alah, macam budak kecik, menangis kat mak bapak, mengadu bagai! Ah, budak mentah! Kena tolak kepala sket mengadu, kena tumbuk sket mengadu. Pastu kau heret aku jumpa pengetua la, jumpa mak bapak kau la, terpaksa jumpa mak bapak aku sekali! Aku kena gantung bagai sebab kau lah! PENGADU! Sejauh mana kita benci dengan pengadu domba, atau orang yang mudah mengadu, sejauh itu jugalah kita benci kepada penzalim, kepada penganiaya. Kita fikir mudah la. Sukakah kita jika kakak, adik, abang, saudara-mara, rakan-karib, dibuli? Teraniaya? Kalau manusia it normal, sudah tentu berita buli terhadap ahli yang tersayang akan mewujudkan rasa benci pada pembuli, akan wujud rasa marah, kecewa dan sebagainya. Susahkah untuk melakukan sesuatu pekerjaan itu dengan tangan kita sendiri? Jalan guna kaki kita sendiri, ambil guna tangan kita sendiri? Tangan dan kaki yang Allah PINJAMKAN kepada kita buat sementara waktu? Tetapi sebaliknya kita gunakan keduanya untuk kezaliman. Marilah kita bermuhasabah, suatu saat nanti kita akan disoal tentang amanah kita terhadap anggota badan yang Allah pinjamkan.
Satu lagi, kita marahkan bebudak tu report kat mak bapak, atau mungkin dorg tak report pun, dah mak ayah mereka “terlebih prihatin” terhadap anggota badan anak kesayangan mereka yang ada kesan calar balar, lebam, bengkak, mak bapak mana yang tak risau? Mak ayah yang normal akan bertindak dengan pantas terhadap isu sedemikian. Ya, mungkin kita rasa mereka terlalu berfikiran, terlalu runsing akan hal ehwal anak-anak, concern terlebih, over-protective, etc. Tapi selagi kita bukan berada ditempat mereka, ditempat seorang ayah yang menyara keluarga, yang membimbing keluarga, seorang ibu yang mengandung, melahirkan dan membesarkan keluarga, selagi itu lebih baik kita shut our mouths up. Tak layak untuk kita mempersoalkan kasih sayang seorang ibu atau ayah terhadap anaknya. Biarlah mereka over-protective pun, terhadap anak-anak mereka, itu HAK  mereka. Dan sudah cukup hak yang telah engkau wahai para pembuli ambil daripada mereka dan anak mereka. Sudah cukup. Takkan pernah seorang anak mengerti hati dan perasaan seorang ibu dan ayah apabila melihat anak mereka dalam keadaan gelisah, runsing, atau tercedera. Mereka lebih memahami anak-anak mereka.

Bila saya dengar tentang kes buli, refleks saya sebagai seorang kakak ialah saya hendak melindungi adik-adik saya sedaya upaya saya, sejauh mana yang mungkin, selagi kudrat masih ada. Anda, wahai pembuli, letakkanlah anda dalam kasut seorang kakak, seorang abang, kalau tak boleh cuba dalam seorang ibu dan ayah. Sukakah kita bila adik-adik kita dibuli, dianiaya seperti kes-kes diatas? Sanggupkah kita? Saya tak sanggup. Dan satu perkataan sahaja daripada saya jika ada yang menyatakan sanggup melihat adik-adik mereka ‘dilayan’ sedemikian. Hmm, tapi perkataan itu indescribable.

Jom kita istighfar. Jom kita selawat. Sabda Nabi, "Mahukah aku beritahu kamu tentang amal yang paling bersih di sisi Tuhanmu dan paling tinggi mengangkat darjatmu, dan lebih baik bagimu dari berperang melawan musuh, kamu memenggal leher mereka dan mereka pun memenggal leher kamu?" Para Sahabat menjawab, "Khabarkan kepada kami." Rasulullah S.A.W. pun bersabda, "Zikir (ingat) kepada Allah". (HR Hadis At-Tirmizi dan Ibnu Majah)

Firman Allah, "Maka apabila kamu telah menyelesaikan solatmu, ingatlah Allah di masa berdiri, di masa duduk dan di masa berbaring." (An-Nisa' 103)

Firman Allah, "Hai orang-orang yang beriman, berzikirlah dengan menyebut nama Allah, zikir yang sebanyak-banyaknya. Dan bertasbihlah kepadaNya di waktu pagi dan petang." (Al-Ahzab 41-42)

Allah berfirman yang bermaksud: "Iaitu orang yang beriman dan hati mereka menjadi tenteram dengan mengingat Allah. Ingatlah, hanya dengan mengingati Allah hati akan menjadi tenteram." (Surah ar-Ra'd, ayat 28)
 

                  II.             

“Ego. Dendam. Suka-Suki”

 
To be continued.

 

 

Friday, November 23, 2012

Sebaik-Baik Raja, Tenteranya Sebaik-Baik Tentera



Bismillahirrahmanirraheem
 
Assalamualaikum readers! May Allah's blessings be upon us always. Selawat and salam to our beloved Prophet S.A.W and his family, his companions.
 
Today's entry is especially dedicated to the Young Conquerer, Sultan Muhammad Al Fatih. The man of remarkable, noteworthy and significant, the man who conquered Constantinople back in 20 Jumadil Awwal 857 / 29 Mei 1453, which today known as Istanbul (Islam on the whole). I found an article from this website, and here goes the details of Sultan Muhammad Al Fatih.
 
Sabda Rasulullah S.A.W. ketika menggali Parit Khandaq; “..Constantinople (kini Istanbul) akan jatuh ke tangan tentera Islam. Rajanya adalah sebaik-baik raja, tenteranya adalah sebaik-baik tentera……” (Hadis riwayat Imam Ahmad)
 
Umat Islam berlumba-lumba membebaskan Constantinople untuk mendapatkan penghormatan yang dijanjikan oleh Allah swt di dalam Hadis tersebut. Walau bagaimanapun, kesemua kempen yang dilancarkan menemui kegagalan. Di antaranya, 5 kempen di zaman Kerajaan Umayyah, 1 kempen di zaman Kerajaan Abbasiyah dan 2 kempen di zaman Kerajaan Uthmaniyah.
 
Di dalam salah sebuah kempen semasa zaman Kerajaan Umayyah, seorang sahabat besar Nabi saw iaitu Abu Ayyub Al Ansary R.A. telah syahid dan dimakamkan di bawah dinding kubu Kota Constantinople di atas wasiatnya sendiri. Apabila ditanya kenapa beliau ingin dimakamkan di situ maka beliau menjawab, “Kerana aku ingin mendengar derapan tapak kaki kuda sebaik-baik raja yang akan mengetuai sebaik-baik tentera semasa mereka membebaskan Constantinople”. Begitulah teguhnya iman seorang sahabat besar Nabi saw.
 
Hadis Nabi saw ini direalisasikan hampir 800 tahun kemudiannya oleh Sultan Muhammad Al Fatih, khalifah ke-7 Kerajaan Uthmaniyyah dan 150,000 orang tenteranya. Siapakah Sultan Muhammad Al Fatih?
Baginda dilahirkan pada 26 Rejab 835 Hijriah (29 Mac 1432 ) di Adrianapolis (sempadan Turki – Bulgaria). Walau bagaimanapun, sejarah hidup Baginda sebenarnya telah bermula hampir 800 tahun sebelum kelahirannya kerana telah disebut sebagai “sebaik-baik raja” di dalam Hadis tadi. Baginda juga dikenali dengan gelaran Muhammad Al Fatih kerana kejayaannya membebaskan Constantinople.
 
Baginda menaiki takhta ketika berusia 19 tahun dan memerintah selama 30 tahun (855 – 886H / 451 – 1481M). Baginda merupakan seorang negarawan ulung dan panglima tentera agung yang memimpin sendiri 25 kempen peperangan. Baginda mangkat pada hari Khamis, 4 Rabiul Awal 886 bersamaan dengan 3 Mei 1481 kerana sakit gout. Ada ahli sejarah berpendapat Baginda diracun. 
 
PENDIDIKAN
 
Baginda menerima pendidikan yang menyeluruh dan bersepadu. Di dalam bidang keagamaan, gurunya adalah Syeikh Shamsuddin Al Wali dikatakan dari keturunan Sayyidina Abu Bakar As-Siddiq R.A. Di dalam ilmu peperangan pula, Baginda diajar tentang tektik peperangan, memanah dan menunggang kuda oleh panglima-panglima tentera.
 
 
 
 
Di dalam bidang akademik pula, baginda adalah seorang cendekiawan ulung di zamannya yang fasih bertutur dalam 7 bahasa iaitu Bahasa Arab, Latin, Greek, Serbia, Turki, Parsi dan Hebrew. Mempunyai kepakaran dalam bidang ketenteraan, sains, matematik. Di dalam bidang Ilmu politik pula, ayahandanya, Sultan Murad II, ketika memencilkan diri di Pulau Magnesia, telah melantik Baginda yang baru berusia 12 tahun memangku jawatan Khalifah. Ia bertujuan untuk mendidik bagina dalam usia yang sebitu muda. Walaupun begitu baginda telah matang menangani tipu helah musuh.
 
KEPERIBADIAN
 
Muhammad al-Fatih merupakan seorang sultan yang mementingkan kekuatan dalaman dan luaran para tenteranya. Baginda seorang pemimpin yang hebat, warak dan tawaduk selepas Sultan Salahuddin Al-Ayubbi (pahlawan Islam dalam Perang Salib) dan Sultan Saifuddin Muzaffar Al-Qutuz (pahlawan Islam dalam peperangan di Ain Jalut menentang tentera Mongol). Malah sifat-sifat baginda dan tenteranya telah diisyaratkan oleh Rasulullah S.A.W dalam hadis.
 
Baginda sentiasa bersifat tawaduk dan rendah diri. Semasa membina Benteng Rumeli Hissari, Baginda membuka baju dan serbannya, mengangkat batu dan pasir hingga ulamak-ulamak dan menteri-menteri terpaksa ikut sama bekerja
 
Baginda seorang yang sentiasa tenang, pendiam, berani, sabar, tegas dan kuat menyimpan rahsia pemerintahan. Baginda sangat cintakan ulamak dan selalu berbincang dengan mereka tentang permasalahan negara.
 
PERSIAPAN AWAL MEMBEBASKAN CONSTANTINOPLE
 
Selama 2 tahun selepas menaiki takhta, Baginda mengkaji pelan Kota Costantinople setiap malam bagi mengenal pasti titik kelemahannya. Baginda juga mengkaji sebab-sebab kegagalan kempen-kempen terdahulu serta berbincang dengan panglima-panglima perangnya tentang tentang strategi yang sesuai untuk digunakan.
 
Baginda mengarahkan dibina peralatan perang termoden seperti meriam besar yang boleh menembak bom seberat 300 kg sejauh 1 batu. Benteng Rumeli Hissari dibina di tebing sebelah Eropah, lebih kurang 5 batu dari Kota Constantinople di mana Selat Bosphorus adalah yang paling sempit.
 
Selat Bosphorus dari Satelit
 
 
Benteng Rumali Hisari
 
 



Peta di dalam benteng Rumali Hisari
 

Bosphorus adalah sebuah selat yang memisahkan Turki bahagian Eropah dan bahagian Asia, menghubungkan Laut Marmara dengan Laut Hitam.
 
Ia dibina bertentangan dengan Benteng Anadolu Hisar di tebing sebelah Asia yang telah dibina oleh Sultan Bayazid Yildirim dahulu. Benteng ini mengawal rapi kapal-kapal yang melintasi Selat Bosphorus. Perjanjian damai dibuat dengan pihak Wallachia, Serbia dan Hungary untuk memencilkan Constantinople apabila diserang nanti.
 
Baginda membawa bersama para ulamak dan pakar motivasi ke medan perang bagi membakar semangat jihad tenteranya. Sebaik sahaja menghampiri dinding kubu Kota Constantinople, Baginda mengarahkan dilaungkan Azan dan solat berjemaah. Tentera Byzantine gentar melihat 150,000 tentera Islam bersolat di belakang pemimpin mereka dengan laungan suara takbir memecah kesunyian alam.
 
MELANCARKAN SERANGAN KE ATAS CONSTANTINOPLE
 
Setelah segala persiapan lengkap diatur, Baginda menghantar utusan kepada Raja Byzantin meminta beliau menyerah. Keengganan beliau mengakibatkan kota tersebut dikepung. Pada 19 April 1453, serangan dimulakan. Kota tersebut hujani peluru meriam selama 48 hari. Setengah dinding luarnya rosak tetapi dinding tengahnya masih teguh.
 
MENARA BERGERAK
 
Seterusnya Baginda mengarahkan penggunaan menara bergerak yang lebih tinggi dari dinding kubu Byzantine dan memuatkan ratusan tentera. Tentera Byzantin berjaya memusnahkan menara tersebut setelah ianya menembusi dinding tengah kubu mereka.
 
BANTUAN DARI POPE VATICAN
 
Pope di Rome menghantar bantuan 5 buah armada yang dipenuhi dengan senjata dan tentera. Perairan Teluk Golden Horn direntang dengan rantai besi untuk menghalang kemaraan armada Uthmaniyah. Ini menaikkan semula semangat tentera Byzantin.
 
 
Rantai direntang sepanjang Teluk Golden Horn
 
Rantai yang digunakan oleh tentera Byzantin untuk menghalang armada al-Fateh
 
PERANG DARI PUNCAK GUNUNG
 
Kegembiraan mereka tidak lama. Keesokan paginya, mereka dikejutkan dengan kehadiran 72 buah kapal perang Uthmaniyah di perairan Teluk Golden Horn. Ini adalah hasil kebijaksanaan Baginda mengangkut kapal-kapal ke atas gunung dan kemudian diluncurkan semula ke perairan Teluk Golden Horn. Tektik ini diakui sebagai antara tektik peperangan (warfare strategy) yang terbaik di dunia oleh para sejarawan Barat sendiri. Kapal-kapal itu kemudiannya membedil dinding pertahanan belakang kota.
 
 
Kapal-kapal perang tentera Byzantin habis terbakar kerana bedilan meriam Uthmaniyah. Pertahanan Byzantin menjadi semakin lemah. Baginda mengambil kesempatan pada malamnya dengan memberikan semangat kepada tenteranya serta mengingatkan mereka kepada Hadis Rasulullah saw dan bersama-sama berdoa kepada Allah swt.
 
MEMANJAT DAN MELASTIK DINDING
 
Keesokan paginya tentera Uthmaniyah cuba memanjat dinding dalam kubu dengan tangga dan cuba merobohkannya dengan lastik besar. Tentangan sengit pihak Byzantin menyebabkan ramai yang syahid. Baginda memerintahkan tenteranya berundur dan bedilan meriam diteruskan sehingga tengahari.
 
KARISMA SEORANG PEMIMPIN
 
 
                                       
Pengepungan selama 53 hari tanpa sebarang tanda-tanda kejayaan telah menimbulkan rasa bosan dan menghilangkan keyakinan tentera Baginda. Pada saat yang genting ini Baginda berucap menaikkan semangat tenteranya, “Wahai tenteraku, aku bersedia untuk mati di jalan Allah. Sesiapa yang mahu syahid ikutlah aku!”.
 
Mendengarkan itu, Hasan Ulubate, salah seorang tentera Baginda mengetuai sekumpulan kecil 30 tentera membuka dan melompat masuk ke dalam kubu musuh lantas memacak bendera Islam di situ. Mereka kesemuanya gugur syahid setelah dihujani anak panah musuh. Kemudian tentera-tentera Islam menyerbu bertali arus menembusi barisan pertahanan Byzantin sambil melaungkan kalimah Allahu Akbar.
 
PENAWANAN CONTANTINOPLE
 
Pada 20 Jumadil Awwal 857 / 29 Mei 1453, Kota Constantinople jatuh ke tangan Islam. Baginda menukar namanya kepada Islambol (Islam keseluruhan) . Gereja Besar St Sophies ditukar kepada Masjid Aya Sofiya. Baginda dengan tawaduknya melumurkan tanah ke dahinya lalu melakukan sujud syukur. Semenjak peristiwa inilah Baginda diberi gelaran “Al Fatih” iaitu yang menang kerana kejayaannya membebaskan Constantinople.
 
SEBAIK-BAIK RAJA DAN SEBAIK-BAIK TENTERA
 
Pada kali pertama solat Jumaat hendak didirikan, timbul pertanyaan siapa yang layak menjadi imam. Baginda memerintahkan kesemua tenteranya termasuk dirinya bangun lantas bertanya, “Siapa di antara kita sejak baligh hingga sekarang pernah meninggalkan solat fardhu walau sekali sila duduk!”. Tiada seorang pun yang duduk, kerana tidak seorang pun di antara mereka pernah meninggalkan solat fardhu.
Baginda bertanya lagi, “Siapa di antara kita yang sejak baligh hingga kini pernah meninggalkan solat sunat rawatib sila duduk!”. Sebahagian daripada tenteranya duduk.
Kemudian Baginda bertanya lagi, “Siapa di antara kamu sejak baligh hingga ke saat ini pernah meninggalkan solat tahajjud walaupun satu malam, sila duduk!”. Kali ini semuanya duduk, kecuali Sultan Muhammad Al-Fatih sendiri. Baginda tidak pernah meninggalkan solat fardhu, Solat Sunat Rawatib dan Solat Tahajjud sejak baligh. Inilah dia anak didikan Syeikh Shamsuddin Al Wali. Bagindalah sebaik-baik raja yang telah diisyaratkan oleh Rasulullah SAW di dalam hadisnya itu.
 
INGATAN
 
Memikirkan tentang kehebatan al-Fateh dan tenteranya... suatu ketika, dalam perjalanan menuju ke Constantinople, tentera al-Fateh melalui sebuah kebun anggur yang besar dan buahnya sedang masak ranum. Namun, sebelum melalui kebun tersebut, al-Fateh telah mengingatkan tenteranya supaya jangan diambil anggur itu walaupun sebiji.
 
Perjalanan diteruskan hingga sampai di suatu tempat, mereka berehat. Setelah didirikan khemah dan berehat, pembantu al-Fateh keluar dari khemah dengan wajah yang sugul dan memanggil semua tentera berkumpul. Para tentera diberitahu bahawa al-Fateh telah jatuh sakit. Setelah diteliti oleh tabib, ubat yang diperlukan adalah sebiji anggur. Maka dia bertanya kepada seluruh tentera, siapa yang mempunyai buah anggur, kerana jika tidak, mungkin al-Fateh akan terus sakit dan mati. Malangnya, tiada seorang pun tenteranya mempunyai buah anggur. Lalu tahulah al-Fateh, bahawa tenteranya bukan sahaja kuat dari segi fizikal, malah rohani mereka juga. Benarlah, tidak seorang pun dari tenteranya yang mengingkari perintahnya. Maka keluarlah al-Fateh dr khemah, dan memuji tenteranya dan menerangkan kepda mereka maksud sebenar.
 
Mampukah tentera kita menyaingi kehebatan tentera Islam di zaman al-Fateh?

Saturday, November 17, 2012

VIVA VIVA PALESTINA!

Bismillahirrahmanirraheem.
 
Assalamualaikum wbt my brothers and sisters.
 
 
Alhamdulillah I've reconstructed my blog. You guys could browse through the important websites, links that I've linked them to my blog. No more laughing, cracking up lousy jokes, or talking about other non-important things. Because we've got big issues here. And that is regarding our brothers and sisters in Gaza, who are fighting every second and the numbers of them syahid also increases. Let's recite as much as we could, du'a Qunut Nazilah for them. Let the Zionists Laknatullah be tormented as soon as possible!
 
ALLAHU AKBAR! ALLAHU AKBAR! ALLAHU AKBAR!
 
For those who still doesn't have a clue (feel ashamed of yourself), please pretty please click here. Credits to Mr Inche Gabbana.
 
 
 
Doa Panjang:
Bacaan Qunut Nazilah



Ya Allah,
Sesungguhnya kami meletakkan-Mu di batang-batang leher musuh2 kami
Dan kami berlindung dengan-Mu daripada kejahatan2 mereka
Ya Allah,
Leburkanlah kumpulan2 mereka
Pecah belahkan dan kacau bilaukan persatuan mereka
Goncangkan pendirian mereka
Dan hantarkanlah anjing2 kamu kepada mereka
Wahai tuhan yang gagah perkasa Wahai tuhan yang penuh raksasa
Wahai tuhan yang bersifat murka
Ya allah Ya allah Ya allah Ya allah,
Wahai tuhan yang menurunkan kitab,
Wahai tuhan yang mengarakkan awan
Wahai tuhan yang menewaskan bala tentera al-ahzab
Kalahkan mereka Kalahkan mereka
Kalahkan mereka Dan menangkan kami ke atas mereka.
 
 

Thursday, November 15, 2012

Muharram 1434 H & Resolutions

Bismillahirrahmanirraheem.

Assalamualaikum wbt to my dear brothers and sisters ! :D


Alhamdulillah 'ala kulli hal wa ni'mah, today we get to be part of one of the most momentous days in the Hijrah calendar, Islam's New Year's Day, Awal Muharram 1434 H. As a muslim, who want to become a better self, way better than last year, way better than the previous years, as a muslim who want to change for a way better muslim, WE should prepare ourselves, a list full of new resolutions, only this time the resolutions should be different than our previous resolutions (that some of them are probably were forgotten or left aside). Of course every new year some of the list of azam would till be the same as previous azam, i.e to become a better daughter, a better muslim, a more solihah muslim et cetera. But the difference, that I mentioned here is that insha Allah, with new spirit and motivations as well as inspirations from whatever events that occured before, in our lives, which of course that could bring us closer to Allah SWT, the difference is that insha Allah, this year's resolutions, SHOULD be conformed to and not being left aside or forgotten.
 
Kadang-kadang, semangat kita tu datang sekejap je, somehow it won't linger with us long enough like we expected it would be. Sebab, syaitan-syaitan tidak akan pernah berhenti daripada 'berusaha' segigih yang 'mereka' boleh untuk melalaikan kita, menyesatkan umat manusia. The devils won't stop doing their jobs until the Day of the Doom, and WE should also must not stop doing our jobs, to struggle, to become a better MUSLIM each and every day. I'm not saying this as if I'm oh-all-good-already, the words that I'm typing is pretty much especially for me, who gets easily terlalai terleka with the world around me. So what sort of struggles should we do? Not to mention we are proclaiming war to the devils each and every day, we need swords, shields, and the armour. Look around us, and you could see we have the defence with us all along. We have the Holy Quran, we have the Hadeeth, we have our agama books that would always, always accompany us, to tarbiyah ourselves, to mould ourselves in becoming much much better muslims, to create a fardh muslim (a muslim self, on the whole) so that when lots of fardh muslims are created, baitul muslim (a family of true muslims, on the whole) would be formed from the combination of two fardh muslims of male and female. And when a baitul muslim could be achieved, a mujtama' al muslim would be created, a community of true muslims, who knows their aim of life, a community made up from children born from a baitul muslim. The parents will teach their children to become a true servant of Allah, teach them Islam, in total, teach them Allah had created us to become His servants and a caliph in this world, to preach about Islam, to tell the world Islam is the truth, the only religion that all homo- sapiens should conform to. After that, Daulah Islamiyyah could be formed together with Khilafah Islam, an Islamic country. Let's pray, so that this new year, we are blessed with His Lights, that would bring us closer to Allah, despite the trials and tribulations that we are facing or about to face, we shouldn't be in depression, but we are more stronger than ever because we hold fast to the rope of Allah SWT.
 
I found an article from a blog, on amalan-amalan pada bulan Muharram, so here goes the details :D
 
 
Antara amalan disunatkan pada bulan Muharam:
  • Berpuasa.
- Maksud Hadis: Barang siapa berpuasa satu hari dalam bulan Muharam pahalanya seumpama berpuasa 30 tahun.
- Maksud Hadis: Barang siapa yang berpuasa tiga hari dalam bulan Muharam, iaitu hari Khamis, Jumaat dan Sabtu, Allah tulis padanya pahala seperti mana beribadat selama 2 tahun.
  • Banyakkan amal ibadat seperti solat sunat, zikir dan sebagainya.
  • Berdoa akhir tahun pada hari terakhir bulan Zulhijah selepas Asar sebanyak 3 kali
  • Berdoa awal tahun pada 1 Muharram selepas Maghrib 3 kali
Empat belas perkara sunat dilakukan pada hari Asyura (10 Muharram):
  • Melapangkan masa/belanja anak isteri. Fadilatnya - Allah akan melapangkan hidupnya pada tahun ini.
  • Memuliakan fakir miskin. Fadilatnya - Allah akan melapangkannya dalam kubur nanti.
  • Menahan marah. Fadilatnya - Di akhirat nanti Allah akan memasukkannya ke dalam golongan yang redha.
  • Menunjukkan orang sesat. Fadilatnya - Allah akan memenuhkan cahaya iman dalam hatinya.
  • Menyapu/mengusap kepala anak yatim. Fadilatnya - Allah akan mengurniakan sepohon pokok di syurga bagi tiap-tiap rambut yang disapunya.
  • Bersedekah. Fadilatnya - Allah akan menjauhkannya daripada neraka sekadar jauh seekor gagak terbang tak berhenti-henti dari kecil sehingga ia mati. Diberi pahala seperti bersedekah kepada semua fakir miskin di dunia ini.
  • Memelihara kehormatan diri. Fadilatnya - Allah akan mengurniakan hidupnya sentiasa diterangi cahaya keimanan.
  • Mandi Sunat. Fadilatnya - Tidak sakit (sakit berat) pada tahun itu. Lafaz niat: "Sahaja aku mandi sunat hari Asyura kerana Allah Taala."
  • Bercelak. Fadilatnya - Tidak akan sakit mata pada tahun itu.
  • Membaca Qulhuwallah hingga akhir 1,000 kali. Fadilatnya - Allah akan memandanginya dengan pandangan rahmah di akhirat nanti.
  • Sembahyang sunat empat rakaat. Fadilatnya - Allah akan mengampunkan dosanya walau telah berlarutan selama 50 tahun melakukannya. Lafaz niat: "Sahaja aku sembahyang sunat hari Asyura empat rakaat kerana Allah Taala." Pada rakaat pertama dan kedua selepas Fatihah dibaca Qulhuwallah 11 kali.
  • Menjamu orang berbuka puasa. Fadhilat - Diberi pahala seperti memberi sekalian orang Islam berbuka puasa.
  • Puasa. Niat - "Sahaja aku berpuasa esok hari sunat hari Asyura kerana Allah Taala." Fadilat - Diberi pahala seribu kali Haji, seribu kali umrah dan seribu kali syahid dan diharamkannya daripada neraka.
Subhanallah :'D Alhamdulillah, as muslims, we've got these chances to become a better one, and we've got these opportunities to grab to increase our iman to Allah, and become much much better muslims . So, LET'S PUT A REMINDER SO THAT WE WON'T MISS THE BLESSINGS IN THE DAY OF ASYURA ! :D
 
Insha Allah, here are my resolutions for the new year 1434 H. Please pray for me guys, I'm very, very vulnerable to mistakes and wrong doings.
 
Bismillahirrahmanirraheem.
 
1) Work hard to become a better Muslimah.
 
- A solihah girl with a big heart, a strong personality, despite the challenges that I'm facing and I'll face in the future as a young adult of 20 years old (24th Jan). I should prepare myself by reading lots and lots of agama books during leisure time. Have yet to finish reading Mazha Yakni by Fathi Yakan, have yet to buy and read Fiqh Al- Awlawiyat by Dr Yusuf Al Qardhawi, have yet to finish reading Pemuda Islam yang Dijanjikan by the same author, have yet to finish reading Cinta High Class by Sis Fatimah Syarha and her husband Dr Farhan Hadi. All these are for my own good, to tarbiyah myself, to mould myself and become a better muslim. Insha Allah
 
- Kena paksa diri untuk rajin berqiyamullail. My dad always advise me; "sementara umur masih muda ni, waktu ni lah kita gunakan untuk banyak beribadah kepada Allah, bila meningkat dewasa nanti, susah nak cari masa, and cabaran itu lagi hebat. Sekurang kurangnya kita persiapkan diri kita, bila dah tua, terbiasa dengan qiyamullail." "Kita tak tahu ajal kita tiba bila, sekurang kurangnya kita ada bekalan..." I noticed that during Ramadhan or when I'm away from home, at school for example, performing qiyam is much easier, x rasa malas, disiplin itu ada dalam diri. Nak exam, solat sunat tu macam tabiat. But after exams have finished, when the long holidays come, the challenges are bigger, the devils would whisper lots of things that would make me feel lazy, and mudah terlalai. Sebab tu, aku harus persiapkan diri. Bisikan syaitan tu bukan seminggu sekali, tapi setiap hari.
 
- Kena paksa diri untuk memperbanyakkan amalan amalan sunat. Solat sunat, puasa sunat, zikir, banyakkan baca Quran, bukan waktu exam je Rai. Kalau Nabi Muhammad S.A.W boleh sibukkan diri dengan beribadah kepada Allah, sedangkan Baginda seorang yang maksum, dan sudah pasti keberadaan Baginda di Syurga sana disisi Allah SWT, aku yang belum pasti memenangi SyurgaNya boleh duduk malas dan membuang masa? Whatever it is, you are getting older day by day Raihana. No matter what, you have to push yourself always. Baba Mama dah ajar tentang Islam sejak kau lahir Rai. Masukkan ke sekolah agama. Paling kurang, kau kena jadi anak yang solihah, untuk faedah Mama Baba bila mereka dah tiada. Doa anak yang soleh, itulah bekalan buat Mama Baba.
 
- Sibukkan diri dengan perkara yang berfaedah, mendatangkan pahala. I could get easily absorbed when I get to watch movies or series at home. Ada laptop depan mata bukannya untuk menambahkan ilmu yang cetek didada, tapi sibuk layan cerita korea. Lalai dan leka tu selalu je kuasai diri ni. Raihana, tahun baru ni paling kurang setiap hari tu minimumkan masa tengok tv tu, kalau dulu selang seli tengok tv main laptop, tahun ni, tengok tv main laptop pagi, petang baca buku. You should push yourself Rai! You're not a kid anymore. No one will scold you that much like before. That's because you are big enough to differenciate between right and wrong.
 
2) Work hard to become a better ME
 
- Become a better daughter. Senangkan hati Mama Baba. Bila disuruh buat sesuatu, jangan lengah lengah. Sebanyak mana chores Mama bagi, jangan mengeluh. I should always bear in mind that saying the word 'umph' at my parents is already considered as a big sin. Enough of adding more to your sins Rai. Senangkan hati Mama Baba, with excellent results, by being a solihah daughter for them.
 
- Learn how to become a good cook. Hehe, alhamdulillah cuti panjang ni belajar masak la sket sket. Dapat la masak yang basics. But I still want to learn more, so that I could become an excellent cook when the 'time comes'. At least biarlah suami and anak anak nanti paling tak pun, bangga dengan masakan isteri and umminya. Lol
 
- Study smart, work hard! I'm entering IIUM insha Allah on Jan 28th. No more lazying around Rai, this stuff is serious. Insha Allah, try to be consistent with your GPA, at least 3.33 every semester. Probably it would be hard for you as you're taking 8 subjects next sem, unlike in foundation center. But if your friends out there who has already in a bigger campus could achieve as much as 3.9 CGPA, then you should struggle like them. Make my parents proud, that's it. Oh and whatever the success we strive, is for Islam. Wholly for Islam. So jadikanlah library tu nanti, rumah kedua k. Don't get easily fascinated with the pools :P
 
- Love life would be my marriage life. I want to fall in love after my marriage life. Jodoh tu di tangan Allah.Tapi belum masanya lagi. Mama bagi green light masa umur 23 tahun. Itupun kalau ada jodoh. Kepada bakal suami, sesiapaun anda, huhu bersiap sedialah, Baba and Mama ada set of questions to interview you =.=" Insha Allah, would like to use the time given, to prepare myself, in becoming an eligible bachelor- a wife.
 
- Become a much better sister. Kalau dulu mudah naik angin sebab adik2 suka sepahkan rumah or tak buat chores, insha Allah tahun ni jadi orang yang lebih bersabar sket. Biar marah tu pada tempatnya. Marah pada tempatnya bila ada manusia yang menghina Rasulullah SAW, bila ada golongan yang menolak Islam, bila ada golongan yang menentang Islam. Sebab tu Baba selalu pesan, bila kita marah and sedih, biar kerana Islam. Kalau selain daripada tu, hanya buang masa, buang tenaga, buang air mata. I should become more professional, and more 'high-class'. Kalau orang lain menangis sebab cinta, kenapa kita pun mesti begitu? Boleh untuk kita jadi remaja yang lain daripada yang lain. Remaja 'high-class' adalah remaja yang perwatakannya berbeza daripada remaja typical yang lain. I know some friends who doesn't go to movies or shopping for fun, but they seek usrah, and majlis ilmu for fun. They, really impress me. I'm not syaing that I don't watch movies (at home I mean) or go shopping (shopping is still my favourite), but I'm saying that we could minimalised all those. Besides, we shouldn't be spending on things that only give benefit to us. Seperti mereka yang boleh sacrifice masa dan tenaga serta wang ringgit untuk Islam, macam itulah kita patut jadi. Dalam kehidupan ni, kita kena pandai tapis. Ambil yang jernih, buang yang keruh. Yang baik jadikan tauladan, yang buruk jadikan sempadan. Yepp, that is remaja high-class. And you should be one, Rai. At least, you try.

- Improve my english. Yeah, I know that I repeatedly say 'bout improving my english, want to write better as my sister's, etc. But I am still yet to achieve the confidence in speaking in english. So anyway books that I want to read besides could improve my english would be John Grisham. Rayyan always babble saying that I should read his books if I'm to be a lawyer. I brought one, but eheh x habis baca lagi T_T I also would love to read The Hunger Games Trilogy by Susan Collins :D Rayyan dah bawak balik the whole set so I guess I could start reading the books by now. Buuut, of course selang seli dengan buku agama. Kalau ita boleh sparekan masa dengan membaca fictions, kenapa tidak boleh untuk buka agama yang mana ia lebih baik? Huhu. Soo, target habiskan buku hunger games trilogy and buku2 agama yang tertera diatas insha Allah before February 2013 ^^" Not to mention I'm yet to 'publish' my own fiction, The Last Time. For my faithful readers, insha Allah The Last Time would be 'published' here at my 'le humble blog' within December. Sorry guys, serious kena ada mood bila nak menulis. Huhu
 
I think that's for now. If I think of more azam to add, I'm sure will continue my entry. Before I end, I would like to share this important text message that I received from a dear friend of mine, Puteri.
 
"Salam dear brothers and sisters. Last night our beloved Gaza was again attacked by the zionists laknatullah. Ketua tentera Hamas, Ahmed Jabari has syahid and Gaza is now declaring an open war. The sea is filled with warships and the skies are filled with jets. On this new year's day, let us make a duas not only for a better year, but also for our brotehrs and sisters in Palestine, who sacrifice their life, everyday to protect our holy land. To the solidatory of ummah. ALLAHUAKBAR!"
 
-Puteri, 10.52 am, 15 Nov 2012