Monday, 27 May 2013

Turkish PM defends alcohol ban

PM defends alcohol ban, says gov't does not want a ‘wasted' generation

Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdoğan speaks during a meeting of his Justice and Development Party (AK Party) in Ankara on Dec. 4, 2012. (Photo: AA)

Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdoğan has defended a bill recently adopted in Parliament which limits the sale and advertisement of alcoholic beverages across the country, saying the government does not want a “wasted” generation.
“We do not want a generation who drink day and night and who are wasted. They [youth] should be awake and equipped with knowledge. We want such a generation and we are taking steps in this regard,” Erdoğan said on Friday morning.
His remarks come hours after Parliament passed legislation to ban all advertising of alcohol and tighten restrictions on sales in the country.
The legislation, adopted on Friday, bans the sale in stores of alcoholic drinks between 10:00 p.m. and 6:00 a.m. It also prohibits alcohol sales anywhere close to mosques or educational centers.
The law bars beverage companies from promoting their brands and requires the blurring of images of alcoholic drinks on television.
It also introduces stricter penalties for drunken driving.
The government says the law is aimed at protecting Turkey's youth from the harms of alcohol but secularist opponents accuse the ruling party of gradually imposing an Islamic agenda.

What You See Is What You Do

Everything you say or allow into your eyes or ears becomes data that is stored in your heart. That data is later replayed during your prayer. If you want to know what is filling your heart, look at what you think about in your prayer. If you want to guard your heart, guard your eyes, ears, and tongue. 

Wisdom of Sura Yusuf

The best story I've ever read which has the deepest lessons within its details is Surah Yusuf, the Chapter of the Prophet Joseph pbuh in the Qur'aan. 

Chapter 12. 

You'll be surprised at how comforting, educating & spiritually elevating it is. 

Yusuf Idris - WHY DON'T YOU PRAY? [8-parts videos]

poem #10

An unmarried man who express his love feelings towards the girl he loves, would be reciprocated with love from his lover. 
A man with the title husband who express his love feelings towards his wife, would be reciprocated with love from her, AND pleasing ALLAH too.

When either of them fiancé & fiancée misses each other, it is better for them to pray Du'a to Allah (to enter marriage with His pleasure), than to express their such feelings to each other. 
May Allah grant their wishes to be married as soon as possible.


Teamwork Marriage

Imagine what humor could change in your marriage - if you focused less on being right, and more on being a team. More on what you want, and less on what isn't happening. 

Tuesday, 14 May 2013

Poem #9

It hurts me so much to see today's Utusan headline.
Why? Isn't Utusan like this all the while?
It hurts me because they are blaming my race.
It hurts me even MORE when they also believe in the same religion as I.
No words can translate my tears anymore,
I will leave you to Allah....
No doubt, I am Cina
And I am a Muslim like you too, brother.
May Allah guide us all


p/s: Nevertheless, such incident however, has unite both Muslims and non-Muslims, thus opening a wider opportunity for us to Dakwah this fact: No racism in Islam.

Poem #8

Racism here won't stop, unless you know what racism actually means. 

Non-Muslims will still continue to use the name Allah, unless they know what His name actually means.

Do not talk about love to me if you do not know the One who created love

But well, do you yourself know what it means too? ;)