Friday, January 9, 2015

How crucial are prayers to you?

Assalamualaikum w.b.t.,

As I've been reading tons of things regarding prayers, I thought of posting one too! :D

I think, every religions has their own ways of praying and the same goes to Islam. In Islam, praying five times a day is our obligation as a Muslim. Yes, obligation. Some people think someone is religious just because they pray five times a day. No. 
"Praying five times a day doesn't make a person religious, it just makes him/her a Muslim."
But these days, people have been taking these prayers lightly. They pray when they feel like doing it and skip whenever they want. Sometimes, they accidentally "missed" their Fajr, Zuhr, Asr, Maghrib and Isha'. Especially when they're far from home, at college as for instance. No one is there to remind them to pray even when the Adhans(calls to prayer) are loud enough to be heard. 

Some families don't take prayers seriously. This is the problem. We can't really blame the parents as do you want yourself to be questioned by your children later on? Do you want your kids to ask you the same thing of why you're skipping prayers? So, blame yourself. You know it's your responsibility as a Muslim to pray. Hence, you should carry it on your own. Don't question others but advice them, convince them to pray.

I know, it is hard to convince them on how important the prayers are and how sinful they might be if they skip even a prayer. I am facing this problem too, hm :( No matter what, they should know. It is our job to save those who're drown in their worldly matters, but how?

What if they just nod when you remind them to pray?
What if they ignore your calls?
What if they make faces when you ask them to pray?
What if they get mad at you when you invite them to pray together?
What if they get annoyed with you when you constantly remind them to pray?
What if....

I don't know how to respond to these questions, though. But I think, it is okay. At least we tried. At least there are some efforts. Right?

So here, I shared some of the hadiths regarding the Fard prayers from Questions On Islam. I hope it might help us in dealing with people who take their prayers lightly. :)

1) Ibn Umar (r.a.) narrates: The Messenger of Allah (pbuh) stated the following: 
“The place of prayer (salah) in religion is like the place of the head in the body.”
(Majmau’l-Awsat, 3:154, (2313.) Imam Tabarani, Mu’jamu’s-Saghir)

2) Abu’d-Darda (r.a) stated the following:"My friend Muhammad (pbuh) gave me the following advice:
Even if you are chopped up and burnt, do not associate partners with Allah and do not miss your fard prayers deliberately. Allah will move His protection away from a person who misses his fard prayers deliberately.”"
 (Musnad: 5/238, Al-Bani Sahih Ibn Majah: 3529, Bayhaqi)

3) Abdullah bin Qurt (May Allah be pleased with him) reported: The Messenger of Allah (pbuh) said the following:
 “On the Day of Judgment, a slave will be questioned about his prayers first. If his prayers are good, his other deeds will be good, too. If his prayers are bad, his other deeds will be bad, too.” 
(Tabarani, Targhib)

4) Jabir Ibn Abdullah (r.a) reported: The Prophet (pbuh) said the following:
 “Between faith and unbelief is abandoning the prayer.” 
(Muslim, Abu Dawud, Tirmidhi, Ibn Majah, Musnad)

5) Jabir Ibn Abdullah (r.a) also reported: The Prophet (pbuh) said:
“The key to Paradise is prayer; the key to prayer is wudu (ablution).”
 (Musnad Ahmad)

6) Ibn Abbas (r.a.) reported: “Once, the Messenger of Allah said to his Companions,
“Pray as follows 'O Allah! Do not make anybody among the rebellious and deprived people.'" Then, he asked, “Do you know who is rebellious and deprived?" The Companions said, “Who? O Messenger of Allah!” The Prophet said, “He who does not perform prayers!” 
(Ibn Hajar “az-Zawajir” / Abu’l-Lays Samarqandi “Qurratu’l Uyun”)

7) Hz. Ibn Abbas (r.a.) reported:
“When a person who abandons prayers reaches Allah, he will see that Allah will have inflicted His wrath on him.” 
(Bazzar, Tabarani, Majma’uz Zawaid)

8) Hz. Abu Dharr (r.a.) says,
Once, the Prophet (pbuh) went out in winter. A lot of leaves were falling off the trees. When he held a branch of a tree, more leaves started to fall off. The Messenger of Allah (pbuh) said “O Abu Dharr!” I said, “Yes, o Messenger of Allah!” The Prophet (pbuh) said,
“If a Muslim performs prayers in order to please Allah, his sins will be shed like the leaves of this tree are shed.” 
(Musnad Ahmad)

There are also some from the Quran,

9) In Surah Al-Maa'un

“So woe to the worshippers who are neglectful of their Prayers.”

10) In Surah Maryam
“But after them there followed a posterity who missed prayers and followed after lusts: soon, then will they face Destruction” 
There are more if you explore. I just included some :)

People may judge but yeah, I'm not pointing this to anyone and I'm just sharing some information, as a reminder to  myself and you guys too! :D

Oh I just started my Spring Semester and these are my beautiful and amazing housemates :D

Friday, December 26, 2014

Predicting what's next...

Al-Bukhaari narrated in his Saheeh (hadeeth no. 4477) that ‘Aa’ishah (may Allaah be pleased with her) said:
“Whoever tells you that he knows what will happen tomorrow is lying.” 
Then she recited, 
“No person knows what he will earn tomorrow.”
Yes, only He knows what'll come next and you'll never know. But you can still predict, you can still plan your future. However, bear this in mind that He's the greatest planner. He knows what's best and what's not.

As stated in the Quran, 2:216: 
"Fighting has been enjoined upon you while it is hateful to you. But perhaps you hate a thing and it is good for you; and perhaps you love a thing and it is bad for you. And Allah Knows, while you know not."

This is a phase that everyone needs to undergo. Even aku pun tengah undergo the same phase. Where not only everyone but everything pun changes.

Kau tahu tak which parts were the hardest? 

It was when my path keeps on changing and the plans that I've planned were all ruined. Not really ruined lah, just that it keeps on being perturbed that I once felt like giving up on planning and to just go with the flow.

At first I've planned to stay at UTP, untuk graduate with degree there and be a successful geologist. But then, after result SPM, aku dapat offer to do foundation in Sains Hayat dekat UM or to be exact, PASUM. Studying Sains Hayat, my parents or actually everyone was pushing me to be such doctor. Cliche, huh?

I know it's gonna be really tough but this was the time when I feel like giving up and to just go with the flow. Huh. To decide something when you don't really have many options is really not a good thing to do, seriously. But then, after almost a month struggling dekat PASUM, suddenly ada offer from JPA, to do engineering in United States. Alhamdulillah. But again, I had to make a decision. And yeah, I'm finally in INTEC, doing a 2-year preparation bawah program ADFP and ACTP.

One semester passed and it was not a real smooth journey. I learned a lot and I failed a lot too. I met new people, most of them are way better than me. Insecure? Yes, all the time. They are damn good in almost everything that I feel like a total potato. Sometimes rasa macam I've made a wrong decision by accepting JPA's offer. Rasa macam JPA offered the wrong person. I am no one compared to the others. Haih :'(

Tapi takkan lah aku nak let that negativity spreads in me kan. So I'll try my best untuk struggle to the hardest so that I could excel in everything.

Allah tu kan Maha Adil. He won't let our hard works unpaid. I believe in that. Kalau tak ada rezeki dekat sini, maybe in the hereafter, we'll never know. And I'll stick to this.

Oh, do you know another toughest part?

It was when I couldn't have a strong stand on something. When I said that I won't get myself involved in such trivial matters but then aku sendiri yang cari pasal sebokkan diri dalam those useless thingy.
Aku pun tak tahu how to express this but it's something that I couldn't really avoid it even after I've tried so hard.

It is when someone comes and really makes you feel like "something". And his affections are growing up in your own self even when you keep on telling yourself that those were all unworthy. You know it was risky and you can't help it but to be brave enough to take the risk. He keeps on appearing and you'll be longing for his presence when he's absence. That kinda feeling.

I tried not to fall for anyone before the right time, but maybe because I simply tried. I didn't try hard enough.

So, I'm predicting what's next and I'll try to make myself flexible enough to simply evolve when there's another changes.

Oh here I served you some pictures of my Fall Semester in INTEC, with the Houstonmates and my housemates.
Houston's first outing together. :D

Special farewell "party" for Miss Sheikha, our ToEFL lecturer :)

My awesome housemates :D

My brilliant and kind roommate :D

Thank you for completing my Fall Semester :)

Can't wait to start Spring Semester in another 8 days, I think. Oh I suddenly miss you guys :'(

Sunday, May 18, 2014

Just like the season, people have the ability to change.

It depends on us, whether to stay the same, or to change. Some may say, 
Don't change, so people will like you. Be yourself and the right people will love the real you.
So, what do you think? :)

Assalamualaikum w.b.t.,

Em after like how many months ehh, ada pun aku update. Kah! Ingat nak stop blogging terus wahaha but I don't know what's stopping me from doing so. So yeah, now I'm updating something about change. Because aku rasa kan, macam everyone's undergoing this phase where everyone or even everything around you is changing. Sedar ke tak sedar ke, haa it depends on how you deal with your life ah.

Kalau aku la, kalau aku k, sebab aku sedar k sebab aku tahu camane nak deal dengan life aku k haha k, aku boleh nampak some people in my life dah berubah, some towards better tapi ada jugak yg change towards.. well, something worse? Alhamdulillah laa yang ada positive changes tu, spread the positivity okay? Jangan kau duk kutuk kutuk orang yang kau rasa jahil pulak, sebab ingat sikit ye kau dulu macam tu jugak. Kau cuma dapat hidayah awal sikit je untuk berubah. Mana tahu kan, someday orang yang kau kata jahil, yang kau kutuk kutuk tu akan jadi better than what you are today. Hah? So, just spread the positivity ye, tak payah pun nak cerita huha sana huha sini yg kau dah berubah jd a better person. Niat kena betul brader. Kalau tak betul tu lah, every action kau boleh ter-over, itu yang buat orang duk judge tu. Haa. Lantak ah kau paham ke tak. Kahkahkah.

Aku tahuu, it's hard, like damn hard, to change. To convince people that you've changed. Kadang-kadang rasa nak give up pun ada as maybe some of the people around us, tak tunjuk yang dia support our moves, they even ungkit pasal past kita. Lepastu judge our imperfections, and many more. Kan? I feel you, bro.
Em, tapi actually, kalau niat kita Lillah, kalau niat kita betul, InshaAllah kita boleh ignore those negative words. Kadang kadang, negative words tu lah yg strengthen your determination, your faith and your courage to change, kan? Itupun kalau kau ambik things positively la. Kalau kau asyik nak fikir negative je, sampai bebila pun tak jadi apa. Hahaha. Intention tu sangat crucial okay. Serious ni, tak tipu.

Sebab bila kita rasa nak give up kan kan, niat kita tu lah yg akan restrict kita from doing so. Niat kita tu lah yg akan buat kita semangat untuk continue our progress of becoming a better person, kan? Ke tak? Tapi aku rasa macam tu, so macam tu ah hahaha.
Process nak berubah ni bukan sekejap sekejap tau tauu, setiap hari pun kita nak, at least one positive change, kan? Sampai mati pun. Haa. Bukan harini kita jahil, esok jadi sebijak bijaknya. Taak tak. It takes a lifetime okay even sampai kita mati pun belum tentu kita dah flawlessly perfect haa. So changing process ni actually a long long long journey tau. Istiqamah tu penting :)

Nak istiqamah, senang. Berubah sikit sikit. Jangan ah drastik terus. Susah nak istiqamah kalau kau harini noob esok nak 100% pro. Usaha sikit sikit, setiap hari, jangan berkurang, biar bertambah. Pastu, ubah hati ubah fikiran dulu, baru ubah fizikal. Haaa inshaAllah dapat istiqamah, tapi ingat, niat tu penting. Hahaha

When Imaan enters the heart, that's when lives change.
We cannot change the past to rewrite a better beginning, but we can work for the future and strive for a better ending. 

Kau pernah tak tunggu a positive change from someone? Kau tahu dia buat salah, tapi sebab dia tua dari kau, kau tak boleh nak tegur lebih lebih. Setakat nasihat, acah acah tegur sikit. Emm. Kau pernah tak? Sebab aku pernah. Em :'(

Okay malas nak bebel panjang, semak je haha. Maaf ye kalau terkasar, tu bahasa aku kot hahaha. Ampun ampun kalau ada terasa ke menyampah ke annoyed ke apa ke. Sorry ah. Ah tapi lantak kau ah asal nak touching bagai pulak ah blah ah. Kahkah JK

Btw, aku baru habis satu sem dekat UTP and I'm moving out from there haha. Nak further study dekat UM pulak, Asasi Sains Hayat. Wish me luck ye em :D Sekian :)))))

Assalamualikum w.b.t..

p/s gambar takdek kaitan tau just to say goodbye to school life and hi to university life. Biar pun aku dah habis satu sem dekat UTP. Kahkah.

Thursday, May 30, 2013

I do not argue with idiots.

Because they drag me down to their level and beat me with experience. Mashaa Allah.

Assalamualaikum w.b.t.,

Lamanya tak on blog. Like anybody cares,,, *blerghhhhhhh*

Angry people are not always wise.

Sebabtu, jadi manusia, kawal emosi. Bagaimana?

"Apabila salah seorang antara kalian marah sedangkan dia berdiri maka hendaklah dia duduk, agar kemarahannya hilang, apabila masih belum reda maka hendaklah dia baring." 
 “Marah itu datangnya daripada syaitan, dan syaitan itu diciptakan daripada api, sedangkan api itu hanya dipadamkan dengan air. Oleh itu apabila salah seorang di antara kamu marah, maka hendaklah ia berwuduk”
Sabar. Istighfar. Insha Allah, Allah bantu. Bertenang. Think rasionally. Jangan terus fikir yang negative. Bila brain kau full dengan negative charges, then negative lah tindakan kau. Sebabtu, nak bertindak, fikir dulu, I mean, fikir secara positive dulu.


Some people like my advice so much that they frame it upon the wall instead of using it.
 Advice is one of those things it is far more blessed to give than to receive.
Sebabtu, I'm giving advice. As a note to myself, and Insha Allah, to the readers. If there's any. =______=

Terserah, nak terima secara positive or negative. It's up to you. Bila kau terima secara negative, maka negativelah your further act. Such as, oh tak boleh bagi contoh. Nanti ada yang offended. *blerghhh*

Terima advice tu positively laaa. Insha Allah akan membantu. Insha Allah. Kenapa?
Ada ke antara advice aku yang suruh kau orang buat jahat or such negative doings? Nyatakan.

Kita ni hidup sekejap je. Betul. Masa kita baby, kita diazankan. Masa kita dah jadi mayat, kita disolatkan. Nampak tak singkatnya kehidupan kita kat dunia ni? Macam masa between azan and solat lah. Singkatnya. SubhanAllah.

Sebabtu, kalau dah sedar hidup di dunia ni terlalu sekejap, cuba gunakan masa yang sekejap tu untuk cuba and usaha to be a great muslim or muslimah. Sebagai bekalan di akhirat sanaa.

Aku pun tengah cuba juga. Tapi biasalah, kalau dah nama manusia tu. Tak perfect. Ada aje yang tak kena, yang tak betulnya. Maaflah weh.

So bila dah minta maaf tu, harap dimaafkan lah. Even Nabi Muhammad S.A.W. forgave his ummah.

Hmmm bila dah payah nak memaafkan, itu yang masalahnya. Small things becomes a big big big problems. Like lot lot like a lot of. *urghhhh*

Sebabtu, think positively. Bila the brain is full of positive charges, InshaAllah, tindakannya pun akan positive jugak. Bila kita fikir positif, bukan maksudnya kita tak aware of anything negative. Aware, cuma, to act positively, we should first, think positively.

Sebabtu orang yang fikir positif ni, dia open-minded, and InshaAllah cerdik then success. InshaAllah.

Kalau yang biasa negative thinking ni? Takkan tak nampak ke-negatif-an yang terserlah. Bukan orang yang cari, kau yang tunjuk. Sebabtu, mereka, golongan negative thinker ni, fikirannya kolot, cetek dan tak bertamadun. Payah nak berjaya golongan ni. MashaAllah. Semoga kita dikeluarkan dari golongan ni.

Pesanan ni tak specific untuk sesiapa, untuk aku, untuk semua. Ingat, fikir positive. Maaf kalau ada yang terasa, I don't mean it.

Rasa takut dah nak blogging, ada aje yang nak perasan. Ingat aku ada masa nak specific kan satu post cuma untuk kau sorang? *urghhhhh*

Okaylah aku minta maaf. Harap tak ada dendam kesumat dalam diri tu. Doakan aku SPM nanti. Assalamualaikum.

Thursday, November 22, 2012

Worship Allah as if you see Him.

Assalamualaikum W.B.T.,

Bukan nak bercerita, bukan nak mengadu, bukan nak mengarang cerita, tapi nak memberi tahu. Aku deactivate account Twitter dan Facebook aku. Bukan untuk seketika. Bukan juga untuk selamanya. Entah sampai bila. Oh, hangat hangat tahi ayam kah? Deactivate sekejap, lepastu reactivate semula. Lepastu deactivate lagi lepastu reactivate pula lepastu...

Hmm tapi kenapa?

Sebenarnya aku pun tak tahu apa motif sebenar benarnya aku deactivate segala account tu. 
Tapi satu hal yang aku yakin. Aku dah salah tempat mengadu. Bila bermasalah, bila terasa, bila sedih, bila apa apa lah. Aku cerita pada Facebook, aku cerita pada Twitter. Aku update status, tweet, mengadu bagai. Entah apa dalam kepala otak aku masa tu. Kenapa aku cerita dekat situ? Kenapa aku tak cerita dekat Dia? Ya, Dia. 
Aku salah mengadu. Sepatutnya aku mengadu pada Dia, Allah S.W.T., Dia yang menghidup kan aku, Dia juga yang mematikan aku, Dia yang Maha Kuasa. Kenapa aku lebih pilih untuk update status dekat Facebook, Twitter? Untuk cerita pada semua orang? Untuk apa? Entah. Aku sendiri tak faham kenapa. Biar, aku sedar itu tak betul. Aku sedar tempat mengadu aku salah. 

Aku nak mengadu masalah aku kepada manusia lain juga, tapi bimbang nanti dikata aku mengaibkan sesiapa pula. Kalau aku mengadu pada Dia, itu tak dikira mengaibkan sesiapa, kan? Allah SWT kan, Maha Mengetahui. Hm.

InshaAllah, ini perubahan.

Satu pesanan,
Kawan, kalau aku salah, silakan tegur. InshaAllah, aku perbetulkan. Aku tak benci sesiapa, aku tak dendam apa apa, aku cuma mudah terasa. Aku minta maaf, ya?

Assalamualaikum w.b.t,