I am not crying because of the bill….

Taken from qisas.com

A man reached 70 years of age and he faced a disease; he could not urinate. The doctors informed him that he was in need of an operation to cure this disease. He agreed to have the operation done as the problem was giving him much pain for days.

 

When the operation was completed, his doctor gave him the bill which covered all the costs. The old man looked at the bill and started to cry. Upon seeing this the doctor told him that if the cost was too high then they could make some other arrangements. The old man said “I am not crying because of the money but I am crying because Allah let me urinate for 70 years and He never sent me a bill.”

 

…and if you try to count the blessings of Allah, never will you be able to count them…

 

Surah Ibrahim Allah states that the servants are never able to count His blessings, let alone thank Him duly for them.

 

In Sahih Al-Bukhari it is recorded that the Messenger of Allah( Peace and blessings be upon him) used to supplicate;

 

«اللَّهُمَّ لَكَ الْحَمْدُ غَيْرَ مَكْفِيَ وَلَا مُوَدَّعٍ وَلَا مُسْتَغْنًى عَنْهُ رَبَّنَا»

 O Allah ! All praise is due to You, without being able to sufficiently thank You, nor ever wish to be cutoff from You, nor ever feeling rich from relying on You; our Lord!

 

 It was reported that Prophet Dawud peace be upon him, used to say in his supplication, “O Lord! How can I ever duly thank You, when my thanking You is also a favor from You to me’’ Allah the Exalted answered him, “Now, you have thanked Me sufficiently, O Dawud,’’ meaning, `when you admitted that you will never be able to duly thank Me.’

 

Tafsir Ibn Kathir

 

ps: we tend to overlook things. we neglect Allah most of the time. We rarely thank Him. Without His blessing, we can never even breathe..

 Oh dear Allah… forgive us 😦

Wake up for Fajr Salah

Wake up 4 Fajr Salah

A man woke up early in order to pray the Fajr Prayer
 at the masjid. He got dressed, made his ablution and was on his way to the masjid. On his way to the masjid, the man fell and his clothes got dirty.

He got up, brushed himself off, and headed home. At home, he changed his clothes, made his ablution, and was, again, on his way to the masjid.

On his way to the masjid, he fell again and at the same spot! He, again, got up, brushed himself off and headed home. At home he, once again, changed his clothes, made his ablution and was on his way to the masjid.

On his way to the masjid, he met a man holding a lamp. He asked the man of his identity and the man replied I saw you fall twice on your way to the masjid, so I brought a lamp so I can light your way.’ The first man thanked him profusively and the two where on their way to the masjid.

Once at the masjid, the first man asked the man with the lamp to come in and pray Fajr with him. The second man refused. The first man asked him a couple more times and, again, the answer was the same. The first man asked him why he did not wish to come in and pray. The man replied,
‘I am Satan (devil/evil)’

The man was shocked at this reply. Satan went on to explain, ‘I saw you on your way to the masjid and it was I who made you fall. When you went home, cleaned yourself and went back on your way to the masjid, Allah forgave all of your sins.
I made you fall a second time, and even that did not encourage you to stay home, but rather, you went back on your way to the masjid.
Because of that, Allah forgave all the sins of the people of your household .

I was AFRAID if i made you fall one more time, then Allah will forgive the sins of the people of your village , so i made sure that you reached the masjid safely!’

So do not let Satan benefit from his actions. Do not put off a good that you intended to do as you never know how much reward you might receive from the hardships you encounter while trying to achieve that good.

Drops of Wisdom

ya, juz would like to share some wOrds of WisdoM taken frOm QisaS.com

Five simple rules to be happy:

1. Free your heart from hatred (i.e. forgive).

2. Free your mind from worries (most never happen).

3. Live simply and appreciate what you have.

4. Give more.

5. Expect less.

“Reflection is the lamp of the heart; if it departs the heart will have no light.” [Imam Al-Haddad]
—> yeah, do have a moment in a day to self reflect.. perhaps a fw moments before going to bed??

‘Abdullâh bin Mas’ûd said: “There is nothing that deserves to be imprisoned more than the tongue.”
—> and because of this, many are thrown in the Hell.. Nauzubillah… avoid backbitting, fitnah, ’empty’ talk and yeah, insyaAllah selamat…

“O God, Whenever I listen to the voice of anything

You have made -The rustling of the trees

The trickling of water

The cries of birds

The flickering of shadow

The roar of the wind

The song of the thunder,

I hear it saying:“God is One!Nothing can be compared with God!”
Rabi’a al-’Adawiyya.

—> Serikandi Islam yang membanggakan 🙂

When it has been said that the angels spread out their wings in the path of the one seeking sacred knowledge, then just imagine what Allah has in store for such a person. [Abu Ali Daqaq]
–> belaja sepanjang hayat!

Work and you will be strong; sit and you will stink. [Moroccan Proverb]
—> Oops!

Al-Muntasir ibn Bilaal al-Ansaari:
و لن يَهلِكَ الإنسانَ إلا إذا أتى *** مِن الأمر ما لم يرضهُ نصحاؤهو أقلل إذا ما قلتَ قولاً, فإنه *** إذا قلَّ قول المرء قلَّ خطـاؤه

A person can never be ruined unless he approachesA matter which is not pleasing to his sincere advisors
And lessen your speech when you do speak,For when the speech of a person is lessened, their mistakes are lessened

He who loses money loses much;He, who loses a friend, loses much more;He who loses faith loses all…

I have come
At Your doorstep,
O LordAs a beggar I have come
Manifest poverty I am
Humility and shame my provision
Posessing neither lap nor cup
This beggar destroyed by covetousness, greed
Wraps of sin render the heart’s world bereaved
Intentions wavering, strength defeated, hope deceased
At Your doorstep,
O LordAs a beggar I have come
Manifest poverty I am
Humility and shame my provision
How does one learn to speak the heart’s tongue
That spans of life have played in pure disarray
Deeds worthy of Your doorstep, I am without
Of the manners of Your house, I have none
At Your doorstep,
O LordAs a beggar I have come
Manifest poverty I am
Humility and shame my provision
These eyes are dry O Lord, they weep not
Burning stains in this heart that douse not
At Your doorstep, O Lord
As a beggar I have come
Manifest poverty I am
Humility and shame my provision
[Mufti Taqi Usmani]
last but not least,
The secret of abundance is to stop focusing on what you do not have, and shift your consciousness to an appreciation for all that you are and all that you do have.

Thanks Allah :)

saLAam~

yep, alhamdulillah.. now, im able to accept everythg. i hope Allah forgives me and my family.

saLam takziah mohammad rafiq’s family tho i din noe him. he’s actually abg fir’s friend. and i juz got to noe that from Fir.

“org2 baik selalu Allah da amik dulu kan??”

ok, lemme qoute from surah Al-hadid verse 23..
“(Kami jelaskan yang demikian itu) supaya kamu jgn berdukacita terhadap apa yang luput darimu dan tidak pula terlalu gembira dgn nikmat yang diberikanNya kpdmu…”

it’s alwez easy to say. alwez. i agree. and i believe that the tests given are the signs of His loves.

‘Allah loves us exactly the way we need to be loved. and through this love, He gives gifts that are truly unique. Something that is suitable for person and that person only. Its a reflection of how well He knows us and what we need.
Sometimes that gift is something we have longed for; sometimes that gift is unexpected favour. At other times, Allah shows us His love by giving us problems and hard times which instil in us discipline and force us to grow better and stronger’ 🙂

fir got share smthg with me one hadith qudsi. but pardon me, im not so sure of the accurate one. yet to find. insyaAllah kalau da jmp, nanti ana share..

bunyinyer smthg like this.. “Allah berkate pade malaikat, turunkan lan ujian dan balak kpd hamba2ku krn aku rindu rintihan2 mereka padeKu di waktu malam….” jembu kan? hee~

hmm… maybe it takes me the harder way to noe Him closer. but thanks Allah~
‘alaa kulli haal, semoga aku makin tabah dan semoga imanku meningkat, ameen.

another hadith qudsi to share. taken from http://www.iiu.edu.my/deed/hadith/other/hadithqudsi.html:

On the authority of Abu Hurayrah (may Allah be pleased with him), who said that the Messenger of Allah (peace be upon him) said: Allah (mighty and sublime be He) said:
Whosoever shows enmity to someone devoted to Me, I shall be at war with him. My servant draws not near to Me with anything more loved by Me than the religious duties I have enjoined upon him, and My servant continues to draw near to Me with supererogatory works so that I shall love him. When I love him I am his hearing with which he hears, his seeing with which he sees, his hand with which he strikes and his foot with which he walks. Were he to ask [something] of Me, I would surely give it to him, and were he to ask Me for refuge, I would surely grant him it. I do not hesitate about anything as much as I hesitate about [seizing] the soul of My faithful servant: he hates death and I hate hurting him.

It was related by al-Bukhari.

another one:

On the authority of Anas (may Allah be pleased with him), who said: I heard the Messenger of Allah (peace be upon him) say: Allah the Almighty said:
O son of Adam, so long as you call upon Me and ask of Me, I shall forgive you for what you have done, and I shall not mind. O son of Adam, were your sins to reach the clouds of the sky and were you then to ask forgiveness of Me, I would forgive you. O son of Adam, were you to come to Me with sins nearly as great as the earth and were you then to face Me, ascribing no partner to Me, I would bring you forgiveness nearly as great at it.

It was related by at-Tirmidhi (also by Ahmad ibn Hanbal). Its chain of authorities is sound.

last but not least,

Patience is the best armour of the believer 🙂

His Love

Why did you keep your burden inside you when you have Allah to tell it to?
Why did you fear everyone might hate you when you have Him
who understands you?
Why did you fill your heart with pain and anguish when you have Him
to fill it with eternal bliss?
Why did you choose to settle in turbulence when there’s His pure love
that speaks of peace?

Allah never left you alone,
He was with you all along,
He was tapping your shoulder when you almost wanted to stop,
He was putting a smile on your face when you almost wanted to give up.

Allah has seen the real person in you yearning,
He was wiping your tears off when you were down crying,
He has all the answers to all your questions but you just didn’t care,
You didn’t let Him be your guide because you weren’t sure if for you,
He was there.

Open your heart,
Let Allah wash away the hurt,
Embrace the greatest love He, alone could give you,
He will never doubt you, just be true.

Allah loves what He made,
“Nobody loves me,” that’s what you said,
He wants to see you smile so never lose hope,
So now hang on to His Paradise of heaven’s rope.

Pray to Allah for He listens to all prayers,
Believe in Him alone and not the deceiving others,
Do what He says for He is your mentor,
Love Him truly and not the impostor.
So listen now and lo!
Look up and take it slow,
Walk on to the life Allah chose you to live,
Live your life with Him and you will never grieve.

When you are in a discourse with no more to tell,
let Allah’s love be your word,
When you are in a battle unarmed, let His love be your sword,
When you feel cold, let His love warm you,
When you stumble and fall, let His love catch you.

When you can no longer think, let Allah’s love quicken your memory,
When you have no more food to eat, let His love fill your tummy,
When you can no longer breathe, let His love be your air,
When you have no more to drink, let His love be your water.
When you are lost in the rain, let Allah’s love be your shade,
When you can no longer hear, let His love be your aide,
When you are lost in the dark, let His love be your light,
When you can no longer see, let His love be your sight.

When you are bruised in a fight, let Allah’s love stop your bleedings,
When you can no longer fly, let His love be your wings,
When you are wronged in an argument, let His love unleash what’s true,
When you can no longer walk, let His love carry you.
When no one understands you, let Allah’s love be searched,
When no one listens to you, let His love be heard,
When no one believes in you, let His love be seen,
When no one trusts you, let His love be serene.

When you believe nobody loves you, let Allah’s love be your confidence,
When you doubt nobody protects you, let His love be your defense,
When you feel nobody cares for you, let His love heed,
When you think nobody minds you, let His love breed.
When someone fools you, let Allah’s love make you wiser,

When someone belittles you, let His love make you greater,
When someone scorns you, let His love admire you,
When someone abandons you, let His love show you what to do.
When you are weak, let Allah’s love be your strength,
When you can no longer smile, let His love be sent,
When you are lost, let His love be your way,

When you can no longer speak, let His love tell you what to say.
When you are afraid, let Allah’s love be your protection,
When you are confused, let His love be your liberation,
When you are ill, let His love be your remedy,
When you are hurting, let His love be your therapy.
When you feel like giving up, let Allah’s love push you,
When you feel tired and fed up, let His love’s purpose pursue,
When you reach the pinnacle of your journey,
The angels of the heavens will welcome you finally.
So go on, Walk to Allah’s throne,
Dry your eyes now and believe,
You have a beautiful life to live.

Stand up and don’t be afraid,
Walk on to where the truth is laid,
Feel the presence of Allah’s love in every air that you breathe,
Feel the might of His power in every drop of hope you grip.

Walk on to the road leading to His heavens’ grandeur,
Put your best foot forward and think not of the obscure,
Don’t go a day without his love, you will never falter,
Don’t let the devil deceive your heart, Allah shall conquer it forever.

So, smile now oh dear, Now it’s all clear,
The Almighty Allah is forgiving, Just let go of your hurting.

Hold on and believe in Allah’s love,
That’s the best you can have,
Please never weep again,
And in your heart,
let His love remain.

Qur’an: Baca dan hayati :)

saLaM~

I stumbled upon this hadeeth in the book titled ‘Riyadhus Shalihin’ which means ‘Taman Orang-orang Sholeh’. This book contains hundred over ahadeeth (the plural form for hadeeth) compiled by Imam Nawawi. Some of the ahadeeth have be explained tOo.

Well, there is this particular hadeeth which I like soO much.

(page 1029) Hadeeth no 992:
Dari Abu Musa Al-Asy’ari r.a katanya: “Rasulullah s.a.w. bersabda: Perumpamaan orang mu’min yang suka membaca al-Qur’an ialah seperti buah jeruk utrujah, baunya enak dan rasanya pun enak, dan perumpaan orang mu’min yang tidak suka membaca al-Qur’an ialas seperti buah kurma, tidak ada baunya, tetapi rasanya manis. Adapun perumpamaan orang orang munafiq yang suka membaca al-Qur’an ialah seperti minyak harum, baunya enak sedang rasanya pahit dan perumpaan orang munafiq yang tidak suka membaca al-Qur’an ialah seperti rumput hanzhalah, tidak ada baunya rasanya pun pahit.”

(muttafaq ‘alaih) (which means this hadith is riwayat Bukhari and Muslim)

hmm.. cantikkn? =)

Sometimes, or in fact, most of the time, because of hectic school or work schedule, we might overlook or neglect one important thing- reading the Qur’an. Thinking that insyaAllah we will read it one day or assuming that Allah will understand that we are tOo occupied with the WORLD!

Hmm.. somebody told me (she’s an ustazah I guess..), “kalau kiter belajar tinggi pon, tapi kalau belom dapat khatam Qur’an, rasenye tak gune..”

Sometimes, I wonder… we can spend hours and hours reading comics or story books but when it comes to Qur’an, subhanallaaaahh… susah betol.. baru bace da ngantok,boring laa.. mmg ler.. syaithan amek chance tuu… well, ta’awudz first by saying ‘Auzubillah hi minash Syaithaanir rajim..” And Allah will protect us from them

Since Qur’an is in Arabic, to avoid boredom and enjoy what you are reading, it’s best to know what Allah says rite? So, take a Qur’an translation. Read and understand it. Then only you can find it enjoyable. Remember, those aayah is the WORDS of our God.

Hearts find rest in the remembrance of Allah and insyaAllah by reading Qur’an our hearts do find rest.

Besides that, there are other fadhilah (keutamaan) reading the Qur’an.

Dari Abu Umamah r.a katanya: “Saya mendengar Rasulullah s.a.w bersabda: Bacalah olehmu semua akan Al-Qur’an, kerana Al-Qur’an akan datang pada hari Qiyamat sebagai sesuatu yang dapat memberikan syafaat- yakni pertolongan- kepada orang-orang yang mempunyainya. (riwayat Muslim).

Maksud mempunyainya di di sini ialah orang yang membaca al-Qur’an, ingat makna kandungannya dan mengamalkannya.

And for those who are able to read the Qur’an, come on! Don’t keep that to yourself.
Get me???

Dari Usman bin Affan (Khalifah yang ketiga) r.a katanya: Rasulullah s.a.w bersabda: “sebaik baik engkau semua ialah orang yang mempelajari al-Qur’an dan mengajarkannya pula.”

insyaAllah~