Saturday, 29 November 2014


Rain is
among the auspicious moment
to pray for Allah's help.

Isn't this rainy season
a mercy for us
to seek His guidance?

Let not the last droplet
touch down the earth
without your heart
aiming up to Him.

Tuesday, 25 November 2014

Renaming Paths

You don't rename your own children nor you rename your forefathers' tombstones.
You give new names to your new babies.

The Maid's Window

Little do I realize
that this maid's bedroom,
has a window
with a view
of His bounties. 

Tuesday, 18 November 2014

Red Sea & Courage

If you want courage, stop focusing on the barrier and the challenge. You will gain hope and courage when you stop looking at the Red Sea, and look instead at the One who can split it in half!

~ Yasmin Mogahed

#‎JOURNEY520‬ - 19.11.2014

“To You my Lord I confess my weakness, my lack of resources and my lowliness before men. Dear Merciful Lord, you are Master of the weak and Master of those who depend upon me. How much longer shall they revile me? How much longer shall my enemies hold sway over me? As long as You are not angry with me then nothing else matters. Your might is greatest before me and so I seek refuge in the Light of Your Countenance, in the Light that drives away all darkness and in which all things of this world and the next find meaning. Whether You visit upon me Your Wrath or relieve me of my burden, such is Your Right until You are pleased. Truly there is no power nor glory but in You.”

Prophet Muhammad (peace be upon him)'s prayer to Allah after his return from Taif, anguished and heartbroken when the people of Taif not only refuse to listen to his Message of One God, but also throw stones at him till his head was bleeding profusely. This account is narrated by Ibn Hisham in the book As-Seera an-Nabawiyyah.

In this prayer too, we can see the mercy of Prophet (pbuh) himself towards even the people who were hostile to him. He never bear any hatred towards them. He knew this is part of the test of faith from Allah.
Even during the most anguish moments, the Prophet Muhammad (pbuh)'s main concern is still about Allah's pleasure instead of revenge. Notice his words "As long as You are not angry with me then nothing else matters". The patience and stoicism Prophet Muhammad (pbuh) displayed during this phase has been a source of strength to many a Muslim who has found himself beleaguered by apparently hopeless circumstances.


In the perfection Allah
we place our love, faith, & hope.

Sunday, 16 November 2014

Morning Kickstart

Morning is also known as the kickstart moment. To kickstart your day, definitely you would want it to happen and end in good ways.

Thus, read the Positive stuffs. It can be Qur'an, Bible, Torah, Buddhist scriptures, Hindu scriptures, or even self-enrichment/motivation books.

Newspapers nowadays can be the worst thing to start with. The first few pages are filled with depressing and bias news, really, unless its headlines scream "Malaysia Won Thomas Cup". Seriously, I won't want to enjoy my teh tarik and nasi lemak while reading a news about murder, rape, robbery, arson, bully...the list goes on and on. Maybe I would read them in the afternoon, but not before sleep, lol.

Sunday, 9 November 2014

Cinta Saf

Wahai saudara saudari seIslamku,
marilah renungi bersama-sama
Alkisahnya suatu cerita cinta,
semasa solat berjemaah:
Apabila rakan sebelahmu,
merapatkan bahu

dan kaki tumitnya
dekat kepada anda punya,
usahlah takut ya.
Bukannya dia ingin
hidup bernikah denganmu.
Kiranya anda bertuah,
Karena dia kasih kepadamu,
ingin bertemu denganmu lagi
di Jannah.

Dari sahabat ‘Abdullah bin ‘Umar -radhiallahu Ta’ala ‘anhuma- beliau berkata: Rasulullah -Shallallahu ‘alaihi wasallam- bersabda:

أَقِيْمُوُا صُفُوْفَكُمْ فَإِنَّمَا تَصُفُّوْنَ بِصُفُوْفِ الْمَلاَئِكَةِ, وَحَاذُوْا بَيْنَ الْمَنَاكِبِ وَسَدُّوْا الْخَلَلَ وَلِيْنُوْا بِأَيْدِيْ إِخْوَانِكُمْ وَلاَ تَذَرُوْا فُرُجَاتٍ لِلشَّيْطَانِ. وَمَنْ وَصَلَ صَفًّا وَصَلَهُ اللهُ وَمَنْ قَطَعَ صَفًّا قَطَعَهُ اللهُ عَزَّ وَجَلَّ

“Luruskan shaf-shaf kalian karena sesungguhnya kalian itu bershaf seperti shafnya para malaikat. Luruskan di antara bahu-bahu kalian, isi (shaf-shaf) yang kosong, lemah lembutlah terhadap tangan-tangan (lengan) saudara kalian dan janganlah kalian menyisakan celah-celah bagi setan. Barangsiapa yang menyambung shaf, niscaya Allah akan menyambungnya  (dengan rahmat-Nya) dan barangsiapa yang memutuskannya, maka Allah akan memutuskannya (dari rahmat-Nya)”(Sahih, HR. Abu Dawud no. 666)

Tuesday, 4 November 2014

#JOURNEY520 - 05/11/2014

In the moment of hardship and you feel there is no light yet at the end of tunnel, fill every step of your journey with good deeds.

It does not have to be just activities that are generally done by Muslims. Even giving a helping hand to someone who's not-yet-Muslim is beneficial already, so long as it is something we know that pleases Allah.


In the perfection of Allah,
we place our love, faith, & hope.

Saturday, 1 November 2014

March of The Motivation

Strange as it may be, but it is only later that I discover my subconscious reason.

Recently I like to listen to national anthems of some countries. Not just one, but many anthems. Before anyone wish to criticize me for being 'unpatriotic', please allow me to give a word or two first.

National anthems are often composed in a tune that can not only instill patriotism, but also to motivate hearts and fire up passions. While some anthems' lyrics are highly nationalistic in nature, most contain words of common hope, love, and pride. Many anthems were composed during hardship times before they reached independence.

And it is because of this reason that they become my favourite songs when I feel down and worst, hopeless. These are the songs that remind me of their hardship before victory comes to them.

Nevertheless, as I continue my steps in journey towards Allah, I hope my heart falls for recitations from words of Allah, the Creator who opens unexpected hopes whenever we feel the impossibles.