Monday, June 30, 2008

Journey Down Memory Lane (Part 2)

There's this river that flows near my house... At least I consider it as a river. But it looked kind of like a drainage or waterway of some sort...

My brothers and I and our childhood friends, we used to play there. We fish, we play, we cross the river a lot using the cylindrical bridge, we jumped across, we play Styrofoam boat there.

Once I almost drowned there. But obviously I didn't because if I did, I wouldn't be in front of this computer writing about it. I didn't know how to swim back then, and I couldn't really recall what happened clearly. As far as I can still remember, we were playing somewhere near the edge of so-called river, when I stepped on the grass at the end, which i thought was solid ground underneath it. Guess I was careless, and yes I paid the price... I was beneath the surface in a matter of seconds. Panic, I frantically waved my hand and my bro grabbed it and pulled me up.

I couldn't imagine if I were alone on that day... *gulp* Came home wet, guess what happened next? Of course I got reprimanded. Huhu. How i miss those carefree days!!!

Friday, June 13, 2008

A Journey Down Memory Lane (Part 1)

I spend a considerable amount of time outside during my childhood days. Maybe because I don't have my cute and adorable laptop to keep me company. haha. (As I was bored with DOTA and internet surfing and youtubing and shaiyaing) I decided to go out to the real world, where I used to spend my time with my siblings and friends back in primary school.

It was shocking to see the places where I've spent most of my childhood time as they were totally different back then compared to now. This also means that I haven't been out of the house for quite a long time. Come to think of it, I've been spending most of my time at home in the house, without really giving any thought of what's happening outside.

Readers, if you do not want to spend your precious time reading about how I spent my time years ago (when I was about 6 to ten years old, coz the fun stops after ten in my case), you better stop now. Go click the back button or turn open any game or go to your facebook or friendster profile now. Haha.

This is the picture of my house compound (bigger version). Just like any other kids, I like to spend my time here with my siblings and friends. If you look at the picture closely, there are two big mango trees. Of course back then, they weren't THAT BIG. We (of course this refers to my parents) planted them when we moved here in 1994. They were very small, and there are not many trees around. I still remember how small there were, couldn't have been taller than I am now. But look at them now.

I remembered my siblings and I (four of us at that time) once planted four pineapple trees (one tree each). We arranged them in a line and took care of them. But they died in the end.

Now the mango trees are old, and we've tasted the fruits they bore on numerous occasions (the fruits were always very sweet). I don't think it's going to produce anymore though, coz it's been a while I think since the last time (I guess the trees are too old already XD). That's all for now. There'll be more coming.

Next: A horrific traumatic event that nearly costs me my life (as I remember it).

Tuesday, June 10, 2008

Death, the ultimate destination of life on Earth.

كُلُّ نَفْسٍ ذَائِقَةُ الْمَوْتِ وَنَبْلُوكُمْ بِالشَّرِّ وَالْخَيْرِ فِتْنَةً وَإِلَيْنَا تُرْجَعُونَ
Every soul shall have a taste of death: and We test you by evil and by good by way of trial. to Us must ye return.

Al-Qur'an, 021.035 (Al-Anbiya [The Prophets])

Text Copied from DivineIslam's Qur'an Viewer software v2.910

Every person on earth live a life of their own, in their own unique way. But the starting and the ending is the same for everyone. Birth and death. Although there are several ways of labour (normal, breech, caesarean (as in the picture), etcetera) and situations/conditions that could lead to death, it all leads to the same thing. Labour/birth brings a new life to the face of the Earth, while death takes away a life from the it.

Growth that takes place between the two events is a very slow process, and we experience subtle changes that we could only be aware of when we look at old pictures. Nobody can discern how someone have changed in a week's time.

Some people consider humans as a complex machine. A group of complex parts joined together, controlled by an amazingly high-tech supercomputer (aka the brain). But as we all are aware of, this "machine" can only be turned on, and once it is turned off, there's no way of getting it back to life again. So when there's a fatal error, that's it for us. There's no rebooting whatsoever.

I guess it's high time for us to really think of what's our true purpose in life, and what do we really want to achieve within our limited time (which, I would like to point out could be a long or a short one) we have. So let us try our best to achieve our goals in life, while remembering that our lives have an ultimate goal, that we inevitably cannot run away from. Wallahualam.

Sunday, June 8, 2008

Tazkirah Remaja: Al-Quran, zikir ubat hati

KINI, banyak penyakit ganjil yang menyerang dengan pelbagai nama dan tanda mula dikesan. Manusia sangat takut dengan penyakit. Maklumlah penyakit mendatangkan derita, kecacatan, kekurangan malah kematian.

Dalam kesibukan menjaga kesihatan dan pencegahan manusia terhadap penyakit fizikal, penyakit rohani pula menyerang. Penyakit fizikal jika terkena tahu tempat berubatnya, boleh berjumpa doktor tetapi jika terkena penyakit rohani, hendak berjumpa siapa?

Payah benar hendak jumpa guru yang murabbi! Bila jumpa doktor, biasanya ada ubat dan penawarnya tetapi penyakit hati apakah ubatnya?

Walaupun ada al-Quran dan hadis yang memberikan cadangan mengenainya, berapa ramai yang 'berkenan'? Menelan kepahitan membaca al-Quran, qiyamullail, berpuasa dan sebagainya.

Sebagai muhasabah mengenai penyakit rohani, elok juga kita meneliti sebuah hadis yang menjadi pesanan Rasulullah s.a.w kepada menantunya Saidina Ali r.a:

"Wahai Ali, setiap sesuatu pasti ada penyakitnya: Penyakit bicara adalah bohong, penyakit ilmu adalah lupa, penyakit ibadah adalah riak, penyakit akhlak mulia adalah kagum kepada diri sendiri, penyakit berani adalah menyerang, penyakit dermawan adalah mengungkap pemberian, penyakit tampan adalah sombong, penyakit bangsawan adalah membanggakan diri, penyakit malu adalah lemah, penyakit mulia adalah menyombongkan diri, penyakit kaya adalah kikir, penyakit royal adalah hidup mewah dan penyakit agama adalah nafsu yang diperturutkan..."

Ketika berwasiat kepada Ali bin Abi Thalib r.a, Rasulullah s.a.w bersabda: "Wahai Ali, orang yang riak itu mempunyai tiga ciri iaitu:

1. Rajin beribadat ketika dilihat orang.

2. Malas ketika sendirian.

3. Ingin mendapat pujian dalam segala perkara.

Wahai Ali, jika engkau dipuji orang, maka berdoalah: "Ya Allah, jadikanlah diriku lebih baik daripada yang dikatakannya, ampunilah dosa-dosaku yang tersembunyi darinya dan janganlah kata-katanya mengakibatkan seksaan bagiku..."

Ketika ditanya bagaimana cara mengubati hati yang sedang resah dan gundah gulana, Ibnu Mas'ud r.a berkata: "Dengarkanlah bacaan al-Quran atau datanglah ke majlis zikir atau pergilah ke tempat yang sunyi untuk berkhalwat dengan Allah s.w.t.

Jika belum terubat juga, maka mintalah kepada Allah s.w.t hati yang lain kerana sesungguhnya hati yang kamu pakai bukan lagi hatimu...."


Friday, June 6, 2008

minyak oh minyak!

Nope. I'm not commenting on the oil price. There are lots of other places for you to read about that. Just wanna share this video i found in YouTube. It's simply hilarious.
Happy days everyone. :)

Thursday, June 5, 2008

Gross Human Anatomy

hehe... found this website about human anatomy...
full of weird words which gives little meaning to me...
is this what i'll be learning later?? hurmmm... scary.

But it's kinda fun though (not the names of course). As there are some explanation accompanying the weird pictures. therefore, for my friends who're too bored or too tired of playing games got nothing better to do during the holidays, why not take a peek?? might help u later on... u never know.

Tuesday, June 3, 2008

cherished day or dreaded day?? I'm 20 : ) : ( ?

Birthday is a happy day for most of us I'm sure. But there's always two sides of a story...

-Another complete year has passed since my birth... Another year less for me to live in this world.

-I'm getting older, I'll get more 'legal' stuffs to do (e.g. driving)... I'm getting older, so I'll have more responsibilities, am I prepared to be asked about it in the hereafter?

-I lived another year... A year passed by, which is not changeable, did I spend it wisely?

-A longer life... a shorter one?

The most intelligent people among you are the ones who always remember death and prepares to face it.

Know ye (all), that the life of this world is but play and amusement, pomp and mutual boasting and multiplying, (in rivalry) among yourselves, riches and children. Here is a similitude: How rain and the growth which it brings forth, delight (the hearts of) the tillers; soon it withers; thou wilt see it grow yellow; then it becomes dry and crumbles away. But in the Hereafter is a Penalty severe (for the devotees of wrong). And Forgiveness from Allah and (His) Good Pleasure (for the devotees of Allah). And what is the life of this world, but goods and chattels of deception?

Al-Qur'an, 057.020 (Al-Hadid [The Iron])

Sunday, June 1, 2008

Miss them so much ^_^

Here's a picture of my with my classmates and our beloved chem teacher in MARA College Banting. M06L.

From left,
Standing: Adeq, Wan Farah, Akma, Qilah, Izzah, Apek, Arul, Nian, Juwe, Francis, Wannard, Manman, Me,Stuart, Remy.
Seated: Fadhil, Muyih, C Fauziah, Farah, Mina.

Diana Ross - If We Hold On Together

Don't lose your way
With each passing day
You've come so far
Don't throw it away
Live believing
Dreams are for weaving
Wonders are waiting to start
Live your story
Faith, hope & glory
Hold to the truth in your heart

If we hold on together
I know our dreams will never die
Dreams see us through to forever
Where clouds roll by
For you and I

Souls in the wind
Must learn how to bend
Seek out a star
Hold on to the end
Valley, mountain
There is a fountain
Washes our tears all away
Words are swaying
Someone is praying
Please let us come home to stay

If we hold on together
I know our dreams will never die
Dreams see us through to forever
Where clouds roll by
For you and I

When we are out there in the dark
We'll dream about the sun
In the dark we'll feel the light
Warm our hearts, everyone

If we hold on together
I know our dreams will never die
Dreams see us through to forever
As high as souls can fly
The clouds roll by
For you and I

What I've Done?

holidays... I've been playing games...
I'm planning on doing something more beneficial though. Like reading A Level Biology book... Think it'll help me later on.
But knowing me, I'm not the kind of person who can't really study alone... I need someone to be a catalyst... hahaha. But I'll try my best.
I know that I should learn to rely on myself to move on ahead...
But humans are engineered to be weak, and needs each other's support and help.

Well well... my 20th birthday is coming.. have to come up with something to make myself a better person. A new resolution...

13 wasiat Rasulullah kepada Ali

RASULULLAH SAW ada menyampaikan pesanan dan wasiat kepada isteri, anak, kaum kerabat dan umat Islam seluruhnya. Namun antara wasiat yang menarik dan boleh dijadikan bahan renungan bersama ialah wasiatnya kepada menantu baginda, Saidina Ali Abu Talib.

Sungguhpun wasiat itu khusus kepada Ali, namun kita sebagai Muslim dan muslimah, perlu menjadikannya sebagai iktibar lalu menjadikannya amalan.

Larangan dan suruhan Rasulullah saw melalui wasiat itu, adalah juga untuk kaum Muslimin dan muslimat. Malah, boleh dikatakan semua perkara dalam wasiat itu adalah ciri-ciri utama orang beriman.

Berikut adalah antara wasiat Nabi kepada Ali seperti yang diriwayatkan oleh Ibnu Abbas:

Ibnu Abbas meriwayatkan, bahawa Ali Abu Talib berkata: "Pada hari perkahwinan dengan Fatimah,
Rasulullah saw bersabda kepadaku, mengutarakan tiga belas wasiat khusus untukku:"

1. Wahai Ali, takutilah engkau daripada memasuki tempat mandi (hammam) tanpa memakai kain separas pinggang. Bahawasanya barang siapa memasuki tempat mandi tanpa kain
separas pinggang, maka dia mendapat laknat (mal'un).

2. Wahai Ali, janganlah engkau ‘memakai cincin di jari telunjuk dan di jari tengah'. Sesungguhnya itu adalah apa yang dilakukan oleh kaum Lut.

3. Wahai Ali, sesungguhnya Allah mengagumi hamba-Nya yang melafazkan istighfar: "Rabighfirli fainnahu la yaghfirul-zunuba illa Anta" ( Tuhanku, ampunilah aku. Sesungguhnya tiada yang mengampunkan dosa melainkan Engkau). Allah lalu berfirman: "Hai malaikat-Ku,sesungguhnya hamba-Ku ini mengetahui bahawasanya tiada yang mengampunkan dosa melainkan Aku. Hai malaikat-Ku: Jadilah saksi, bahawasanya aku telah mengampuni dia".

4. Wahai Ali, takutilah engkau daripada berdusta. Bahawasanya berdusta itu menghitamkan muka dan disuratkan oleh Allah sebagai kazzab (pendusta). Dan, bahawasanya benar itu memutihkan muka dan disuratkan oleh Allah sebagai sadiq. Ketahuilah engkau, bahawasanya sidq (benar) itu berkat dan kizb (dusta) itu celaka.

5. Wahai Ali, peliharalah diri engkau daripada mengumpat dan mengadu-dumba. Bahawasanya orang berbuat demikian itu diwajibkan ke atasnya seksaan kubur dan menjadi penghalang kepadanya di pintu syurga.

6. Wahai Ali, janganlah engkau bersumpah dengan nama Allah, sama ada dusta atau benar, kecuali dalam keadaan darurat, dan janganlah jadikan Allah permainan sumpah engkau. Sesungguhnya Allah tidak menyucikan dan tidak mengasihani orang yang bersumpah dusta dengan nama-Nya.

7. Wahai Ali, janganlah engkau mencita-citakan rezeki untuk hari esok. Bahawasanya Allah mendatangkan rezeki engkau setiap hari.

8. Wahai Ali, takutilah engkau daripada berbantah-bantah dan berkelahi dengan maki-hamun dan sumpah-seranah. Bahawasanya perbuatan itu pada awalnya jahil dan pada akhirnya penyesalan.

9. Wahai Ali, sentiasalah engkau bersugi dan mencolek (mencungkil) gigi. Bahawasanya bersugi itu menyucikan mulut, mencerahkan mata dan diredai Allah, manakala mencolek gigi itu dikasihi malaikat kerana malaikat amat tidak senang dengan bau mulut kerana sisa-sisa makanan di celah gigi tidak dicolek selepas makan.

10. Wahai Ali, janganlah engkau melayani rasa marah.Apabila timbul rasa marah, duduklah engkau dan fikirkanlah mengenai kekuasaan dan kesabaran Allah Taala ke atas hamba-Nya. Pertahankah diri engkau daripada dikuasai kemarahan dan kembalilah engkau kepada kesabaran.

11. Wahai Ali, perhitungkanlah (tahassub) kurniaan Allah yang telah engkau nafkahkan untuk diri engkau dan keluarga engkau, nescaya engkau peroleh peruntukan daripada Allah.

12. Wahai Ali, apa yang engkau benci pada diri engkau, maka engkau bencikan juga pada diri saudara engkau dan apa yang engkau kasih pada diri engkau maka engkau kasihkan juga pada diri saudara engkau, yakni engkau hendaklah berlaku adil dalam memberi hukuman. Dengan itu, engkau dikasihi seluruh isi langit dan bumi.

13. Wahai Ali, perbaikkanlah perhubungan di antara penduduk (jiran) sekampung dan antara ahli rumah engkau. Hiduplah dengan mereka sekaliannya dengan rasa persahabatan dan kekeluargaan, nescaya disuratkan darjat yang tinggi bagi engkau.

Wahai Ali, peliharakanlah pesananku (wasiatku). Engkau akan peroleh kemenangan dan kelepasan. InsyaAllah

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