Want a happy life?

How to achieve a happy life:

1. Do a work that you love. If you cannot do that, then find a hobby that you love and do it in your spare time and reinforce it.

2. Take care of your health for it is the spirit of happiness. This means being moderate in eating and drinking, exercising regularly and avoiding bad habits.

3. Have a goal in life, for this will give you motivation and energy.

4. Take life as it comes, and accept the bitter and the sweet.

5. Live the present, with no regret for the past and no anxiety about tomorrow that has not come yet.

6. Think hard about any action or decision, and do not blame anyone else for your decision or its consequences.

7. Lool at those who are worse off than you.

8. Have the habit of smiling and being cheerful, and keep company with optimistic people.

9. Strive to make others happy so that you may benefit from the atmosphere of happiness.

10. Make the most of occasions of happiness and joy, and regard them as necessary to renew your own happiness.

Taken from the book: You can be the happiest woman in the world 🙂

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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~

Intentions for marriage

Submitted by Abubakar on Thu, 2006-08-10 08:00.Spirituality
The following are intentions one should have when entering into marriage. The intentions were composed by the great Shaykh, the ‘Arif of Allah, ‘Ali bin Abi-Bakr as-Sakran, may Allah shower them both with mercy.

I intend to enter into this marriage and take this wife (or husband) for the love of Allah ‘Azza-wa-Jall and to have children so that the human race shall continue. I also intend [to enter this marriage] for the love of the Prophet, s.a.w. so that he may take pride in it, as he said: “Marry and increase in numbers, as I will take pride in you before other nations on the Day of Judgment.”
I have intended in this marriage—and all the actions and words that come from it—to be blessed by the prayer of a pious child; or for his intercession if he dies young before me.
I have intended by this marriage to protect myself from Satan, by breaking the desire, [and thus] breaking the temptations of Satan, to lower the gaze, and reduce the Wiswas (withdrawing whisperer).
I have also intended to protect my private parts from lewdness (illegal intercourse).
I have intended in this marriage the amusement of the self and to bring joy to it through by companionship (with my spouse); looking, and playing freely and to bring comfort to the heart and strengthening it for worship.
I have intended in this marriage the relief of the nafs and cherish it through companionship, the pleasure that comes through gazing at one’s spouse, mutual foreplay, the repose that floods the heart and strengthening it for worshiping.
I have intended by it, the relieving of the heart from the worries of housekeeping, cooking, sweeping, making the bed, cleaning the dishes and taking care of lively duties.
I have intended by this marriage, to struggle with the nafs and to train it ‘through care and guardianship’, to fulfill the rights of the family and to be patient with their characters, to endure the harm that comes from them, to work towards making them good, to guide them to the religious path, to struggle to seek lawful earnings for them, to command them to discipline the children by also asking from Allah for it and success for his sake and to drop between his hands and to show the excessive need towards Him in gaining it.
I have intended all the previous for Allah Almighty.

Allahumma, give us success as you have given them, help us as you have helped them. Overlook our shortcomings, accept [this] from us and do not entrust us to ourselves, even for the blink of an eye.Make good for us, all of the previous, by Your Grace and Generosity in good and in good health.
Allahumma, forgive us and have mercy upon us, be content with us and accept from us. Enter us into paradise and save us from the hellfire and make good all of our affairs.
Allahumma, grant me in everything—in this marriage and all of my affairs—Your Help, Blessing and Peace. Protect me from preoccupying myself with other than You and do not put obstacles between me and Your obedience and make this marriage sufficient and virtuous for me.
Allahumma, I—my moments of movement and stillness—am entrusted to You, so protect me; wherever I happen to be, take my affairs as You have taken the affairs of Your pious servants.
Allahumma, help us, together with our parents, children, spouses, our Shuyukh, our brothers, all our relatives, all those who come from the same womb as us, all those who have rights over us, and those who have the minimum of rights over us.
Allahumma, assist me in remembrance of You, gratitude towards You and excellence in You worship, O Lord of the Worlds.
Allahumma, guide us and grant us success, O Lord of the Worlds.
Allahumma, make us live this life by Your Book and the Sunnah, O the One who is Majestic and Noble.
Allahumma, we ask you by that which is accepted from us and by whatever brought us closer to You; amen. And send blessings and salutations, by Your Majesty, to the most noble of all envoys, Muhammad the seal of all prophets, his family and companions. And all praise is to Allah Lord of the Worlds.
-Book of Intentions by al-Habib Muhammad (Sa’ad) bin ‘Alawi al-‘Aidrus

Allahu ‘aalaam~I have intended all the previous and more from whatever I control, say and do in this marriage for Allah Almighty.
I have intended in this marriage whatever Your righteous servants and Your acting scholars have intended.

Kenapa aku yang diuji?? :(

Kenapa Aku Diuji ?
“Apakah manusia itu mengira bahawa mereka dibiarkan saja mengatakan; “Kami telah beriman,” sedangkan mereka tidak diuji? Dan sesungguhnya kami telah menguji org2 yg sebelum mereka, maka sesungguhnya Allah mengetahui org2 yg benar dan sesungguhnya Dia mengetahui org2 yg dusta.”- Surah Al-Ankabut ayat 2-3
Kenapa Aku Tak Dapat Apa Yg Aku Idam-Idamkan ?
“Boleh jadi kamu membenci sesuatu padahal ia amat baik bagimu, dan boleh jadi pula kamu menyukai sesuatu, padahal ia amat buruk bagimu, Allah mengetahui sedang kamu tidak mengetahui.” – Surah Al-Baqarah ayat 216
Kenapa Ujian Seberat Ini ?
“Allah tidak membebani seseorang itu melainkan sesuai dengan kesanggupannya.” – Surah Al-Baqarah ayat 286
Rasa Frust ?
“Jgnlah kamu bersikap lemah, dan jgnlah pula kamu bersedih hati, padahal kamulah org2 yg paling tinggi darjatnya, jika kamu org2 yg beriman.”- Surah Al-Imran ayat 139
🙂
Bagaimana Harus Aku Menghadapinya ?
“Wahai orang-orang yang beriman! Bersabarlah kamu (menghadapi segala kesukaran dalam mengerjakan perkara-perkara yang berkebajikan) , dan kuatkanlah kesabaran kamu lebih daripada kesabaran musuh, di medan perjuangan), dan bersedialah (dengan kekuatan pertahanan di daerah- daerah sempadan) serta bertaqwalah kamu kepada Allah supaya, kamu berjaya (mencapai kemenangan).”- Surah Al-Imran ayat 200
“Dan mintalah pertolongan (kepada Allah) dengan jalan sabar dan mengerjakan sembahyang; dan sesungguhnya sembahyang itu amatlah berat kecuali kepada orang-orang yang khusyuk” – Surah Al-Baqarah ayat 45
Apa Yang Aku Dapat Drpd Semua Ini ?
“Sesungguhnya Allah telah membeli dr org2 mu’min, diri, harta mereka dengan memberikan syurga utk mereka… ..- Surah At-Taubah ayat 111
Kepada Siapa Aku Berharap ?
“Cukuplah Allah bagiku, tidak ada Tuhan selain drNya. Hanya kepadaNya aku bertawakkal. “- Surah At-Taubah ayat 129
Aku Tak Tahan !
“… ..dan jgnlah kamu berputus asa dr rahmat Allah. Sesungguhnya tiada berputus asa dr rahmat Allah melainkan kaum yg kafir.”- Surah Yusuf ayat 87
and a good reminder for me tOo, insyaAllah.

Cinta Allah dan Rasulullah s.a.w

Weeeeeee~

Heyya!

*Oops!*

SaLaaM readers =)
Feeling good?? Hmmmph.. That’s good! *k k.. pape jek laa eh shikin..*

Anyway! Im BACK!!!!
Away from the sorrow and eeeyah.. feeling fresh *Stretching*

The usrah yesterday was exceptionally enriching. Alhamdulillah, it has helped me to develop or rather improve my spiritual well-being (at the time where I was really really really down- and thanks God for opening my heart and thus I attended the usrah)

To have people like Ishak, Mokhsin and the newly-known bro, siswan, plus others were a blessing for me who is still terkial-kial wanting to be religious and stuff.

Yesterday topic was ‘Cinta Allah dan Rasul’.

Hehe…. U know what?? I’m still feeling guilty coz I din do much research on appointed topic. Sheesh! Kene improve ni… kalau tak smp bile Islam nak maju kan kan kan?

Oh ya! We started off the usrah with overview/summary from the previous 2 usrah. Recalling:
(1st) ‘Introduction to Usrah’ –Mixed usrah
(2nd) ‘Early marriage’ –gender-based

I started off with a sharing: there is this song by Chrisye featuring Ahmad Dhani from Dewa, title: ‘Kalau Syurga dan Neraka tak Ada’ (err… something like this..) The song captured my attention while I was editting some pics. The message that they wanna get across is:

Kite buat ibadah (e.g) mesti tulus.. not because of we want to enter the Paradise and we are afraid of the Hell.. In other words, we must do it just to please Allah and because we love Him.. if so we do something just for the sake of entering the Heaven, What if the Heaven and Hell do not exist. Get me??

On top of that, few brothers actually mentioned that keimanan (err… or izit something else??) is bertingkat-tingkat… at first (when we were small or rather permulaannya) + the nature of human beings who want rewards/ something in return when something else is being given, could assume or somewhat think that we do it for the sake of wanting to enter Paradise. Sape tanak kan masok syurga?? =)..

Yeaah.. but we must aware that actually we are supposed to do any good deeds for the sake of His pleasure. Afterall, the permission to enter the Paradise doesn’t rely on our good deeds done in dunia. Rather, whether Allah is pleased with us when we live our life in this temporary world (and the sincerity in ibadah is one of the countless ways we could actually attain His pleasure because in surah al’Israa’ says that: we, human and jinn, are created is to worship him..

Lotsa input being put across. Woooah! Still digesting them.

Ok, next about the Love of Rasulullah

I read somewhere that actually is always and usual to love someone if we gotta meet them. In the case of love for Rasulullah pbuh (peace be upon him),the love need to be instilled as we never meet him in person before. Yeah… cabaran kan? Hehe~ to love someone whom you never meet and only known through his seerah (history)!! BUT! That’s never impossible..

There’s a hadith shared by a bro (pardon me I cant recall the sanad-who narrated it-) saying that Rasulullah said to his companions that He wanted to meet his beloved ones. Then the companions asked: “Aren’t we your beloved?” and Rasulullah mentioned that they were his companions and his beloved ones are those people who love him but never meet him before.

Woooah! Touching kan?

That time I just woke up from sleep for subuh and it took me awhile to reaaaally WAKE UP and STAND UP when I heard this ceramah played on radio. This speaker was lecturing about the love for Rasulullah and at that point of time, he was quoting a hadith narrating to us about the death of rasulullah.

It was when Rasulullah was experiencing his sakaratul maut (when the angel of Death comes to ‘take’ us away). And as we are told, sakaratul maut tu pon sakit tauu… I read somewhere that the pain is like being slash with a very very very sharp blade/knife for 100 times.. Sedangkan Rasulullah yang dah dijanjikan syurga could really feel the pain.. ape lagi kiter ni yang selaluuuu sgt buat maksiat dan dose2..

*Come! Let’s instighfar*

Ok, back to the hadith… Since the pain is so much, Rasulullah asked the angel whether his ummat would encounter the same thing too.. And the angel of Death replied ‘Yes’.. and you know what…

*prepare to cry kk..*

The minute Rasullullah heard that, he was sO sad and he asked the angel to give him ALL the pain that his ummat will get when experiencing the sakaratul maut! He did that because RASULULLAH LOVES US SO MUCH –the ummat whom he never meet before!!

I was so touched and emotional when I heard that…. If he loves us, why in return we never try to love him??

Apart form reading his seerah, knowing his praised characters and selawat for him, there’s one thing a bro shared that could make us love him. He said that, if Allah’s beloved is Muhammad Rasullulah, who are we not to love him right??

Think think…….

Somebody shared with me a du’a which is good for us to practise tOo..
“Ya Allah, buatlah hatiku ini cinta pada sesiapa yang Kau cintai dan buatlah orang2 yang menyintaimu menyintaiku jua…”( the second part mcm ckp pasal jodoh pulak kkan?)

Sweet kan =)

Alrite! What else ehh… hmmph… I think enough for now.. can get personal update from me if u wanna noe moRe~

Next usrah will be 2 weeks from now. And it’s a gender-based one. So, sisters! We needa think of a topic. Any suggestion???

Beep me if you have any yO!

Alrite…

Last but not least…..

“And whosoever fears Allah and keeps his duty to Him, He will make a way for him to get out [from every diffficulty]. And He will provide him from [sources] he never could imagine. And whosoever puts his trust in Allah, the He will suffice him”
Qur’an 65:2-3

My Fav quote: Allah can comfort you in ways nobody else can! Yakin kayy??

Take care dearest~

Bercouple di dalam ‘batasan’ Islam??

“Sebenarnya..couple ni boleh ke tak bang?”

“Akhi, memang fitrah manusia, lelaki akan tertarik kepada perempuan, begitu juga perempuan akan tertarik kepada lelaki. Tapi dalam Islam, perasaan itu perlu dikawal dan ada batasnya. Pergaulan perlu dijaga. Allah firman dalam surah Al-Isra’, surah ke 17, dalam ayat yg ke 32:Dan janganlah kamu mendekati zina; sesungguhnya zina itu adalah suatu perbuatan yang keji dan suatu jalan yang buruk.”

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