Thursday, June 2, 2011

"Make a speech when you're mad and that is the best speech you'll ever regret"

Salam my brothers and sisters, hows life? All right, skip it, have u ever in your life felt like your head is burning hot red, you can't think of any good thing to do, fist tight closed together, feel like demolishing those walls in front of u trana show that you're the Hulk, pick fights with everybody you meet, or in other words, ANGRY???

WOW, anger is a powerful emotion ain't it? It is natural too, I experienced 'em myself as well(and I use to think its cool) recently. Something happened, something that I read, experienced, made me suddenly like "WAM!", yo what is happening? You know those kind of things. BUT, I praise Allah that every time I am mad, I will always be alone, so that the only thing that will get hurt is the air (u know, punching, hahah). Also how many times we hear that "If we don't control something something then that thing will control us"... how true is that?

Anger is something that should be control with patience isn't it? Allahu musta'an. It is not easy to think straight when we are mad ain't it? Try it try it try it, hee... Anger is not something that is good or bad per se because u see, if somebody stole our things or rob an auntie/mak cik in front of us, and we are mad, is that good or not? But if somebody gets mad because u forgot to buy something for example, that is a bit silly ain't it? So anger is something that is natural and it needs to be control.

Put in mind that this reminder goes to me first before to anybody else, truly.

Now, have u ever heard of "The power is in your hands"? To a certain extent, this statement is accepted. It is about physiology, see, try this out, when you are mad yeah, you frown until your muscles can't frown no more, clenched fist, breathing a split second, try smiling RIGHT THERE AT THE MOMENT, and put your eye brows straight up, can u be mad like that? I don't think so, if u still can, then you must be from America, coz all the great things are there on Hollywood, aliens, etc etc hahah. What did the Prophet (saw) said when u are mad, "Don't get mad (3x)" didn't he? Didn't he also say if you're mad while standing, sit down, and if you are mad while sitting down, lie down...What does that tell u? Physiology isn't it?

One more thing we can do if we are mad or upset is my all time favorite, that is to.....

NO, not to box, but make du'a or pray to God/Allah to ease our hearts when we are angry. Now we all know that Allah is not like a human being, He can Hear everything, so He will inshAllah ta'ala respond to our call...why not give it shot?

Thats it for now, there is a lot more to share regarding anger. Any mistakes, I'm sorry they're from me, the good, from Allah, salam till next time.

Wednesday, May 18, 2011

"Inside the mind of a man"

  Salam, hey brothers and sisters, how u guys doing? All right, as I said before, men, we don't like to talk much, or type ey, so I'm going to head straight to the point here...

  Brothers and sisters, before anything, I would like to apologize if I will hurt any feelings, offend anybody after I post this, I meant no harm, I love u for the sake of Allah, we're all human beings, if I make a mistake please forgive me and remind me nicely, I don't want to bomb you=),am just kidding of course...

  In this world, everything is a test, and everybody have their own test to pass, not every test is the same. For men for example, the biggest test is women (don't deny this, even gays at one point were straight, their surroundings influenced them and made them go against nature), and for women, it might be their emotions, or beauty...So this poem is really clear I think, here goes, Bismillah...

Every day I would definitely walk on the same street,
Sometimes lowering my gaze, looking hither and thither, and sometimes and my feet,
Then, my eyes caught this lady in the dress,
Wow, I was impressed by the dress,
In my head I was like, “Hey lady, want a date?
Your life seems extricate”,
But then I realized it was lust talking, God, how I hate…

As I was sitting, I ordered my drink,
Opened my book and started to think,
No longer than 3 seconds, there was a lady on the opposite chair,
Tanned skin, green eyes, long sassy hair,
I couldn’t stand it anymore,
Lady, please don’t let me count until four,
Be my queen and I’ll be your king,
But my wisdom interrupted saying,
If you had that thought, how many others would think of the same thing?

I proceeded walking on the street,
There were a lot of people so I decided to be discreet,
Moments later, a man passed by me with his arms around his girl,
They looked as if they were ecstatic,
Like there is no other world,
Girl, you choose that fellow?! Why didn’t you spurn?
Or the question is when is it my turn?
Then my heart pulled my ear, my hearings,
My heart told me,
She has been touched by another man,
You’re not her first and you might not even be her last, don’t you understand?

I hastened my steps,
Only to encounter night clubs and those so-called gangsters and thugs,
I’m wondering what are they doing acting like they used drugs,
One thing bugged me, though, on this street,
All of the women, they look counterfeit,
All of the women in the exotic uniforms, acting without shame, making unnecessary voices,
The men simultaneously amplified their donkey noises,
They might be beautiful now because they are in their prime,
But what about in 20 years time?
Coarse, wrinkled and hard skin,
Bones and organs dying slowly from within.

Man, you wasted your chance,
You could’ve at least asked her out for a dance,
Abruptly, my brain started communicating with me,
It questioned,
How content would your husband be?
What should only be shared to your husband, see
You’re so generous you let the world see,
Men, I don’t know where they are, where are the men?
Aren’t they supposed to protect the women?
& women, didn’t Allah told you to protect your own self, is that logically false or true?
So then, what is so special about you?

“O Prophet, tell your wives and your daughters and the women of the believers to draw their cloaks close round them (when they go abroad). That will be better, so that they may be recognised and not annoyed. Allah is ever Forgiving, Merciful.” (Quran 33:59)

Ps: The test that a lot of people (including me) struggle to pass, I pray that Allah make us better human beings and Muslims. Till next time inshAllah..=)


Tuesday, May 10, 2011

Loving and respecting teachers more than before=)

Salam (peace be upon you) my brothers and sisters, sawadi kap? It is "How are you?" in Thai. Recently, alhamdulillah, I went to Thailand from the 17th of May 2011 till 29th of May 2011 for an English camp in an Islamic environment, to teach the kids there (they were like 15 till 18 and I'm still 19 but whatever, am older, hee) English. They were from all over the Southern part of Thailand, from 6 or 7 provinces mashAllah. The place itself is very nice, the event was held in one of the schools in Satun, border of Perlis. The school was surrounded by high hills and mountains, so for those of you who like environment and away from cities, that is the place to be.

  So I'll make this a short one inshAllah coz u know, we men don't like to talk or type a lot. So we went to Hat Yai, Thailand from Malaysia on the 17th May by bus and reached there on the 18th in the morning. There, we rested for a while ate, bathe, and recruited other members of the committees. At around 11am we made a move to Satun and it took us around 2 hours to get there.We reached there safely alhamdulillah after two hours of ride or sleep shall I say.

 The moment we reached there, I was like, "Yo this place is remote man, awesome, mashAllah". The place was far from the busy streets, some of the people could speak Malay (thatis REALLY good news to me) but mostly Thai, it was surrounded by trees and hills and cows and cows. There is nothing much to do as in activity wise there, so most of the time we (or I) will either sleep, eat, bathe, eat, read, eat and so on.

Alright, before anything, you should know that there were 10 instructors all together, it was also divided into reading, writing, speaking, and listening.... So my Indonesian brother by the name of Faizal, and I were in charge of reading... So here it goes... Bismillah..

  So the first day of teaching had arrived and my heart was thumping like there is Muhammad Ali inside punching on the speed bag. I didn't know what to do as it was my first experienced ey. Ok scratch that, I'm going to break it down to a few events to make it vivacious shall I say. First day, we asked the students to introduced themselves in front of class coz we wanted to remit and demolish their shyness to speak whenever necessary(See, the students there are different, they WERE not confident of their English, and it was broken as well). Alhamdulillah, everything went well. Then we proceeded with the Aladdin story that the committee have prepared for us. During nightfall, we had a meeting, and alhamdulillah, they agreed that we were there not to teach but to spark in their hearts to learn English and continue learning even after the camp.

  2nd day, we(me and my partner) made the class more lively, we asked them to participate and we explained in A LOT of languages(coz the kids were from diff backgrounds)....One time, to explain the word 'wife', it went like this, "Ok brothers and sisters, a wife is 'parayya' (Thai), 'parayya' is 'isteri' (Malay), 'isteri' is 'zaujah' (Arabic) and a 'zaujah' is a ... wife, durh", they were all laughing and smiling and that made me feel good, hee.
  3rd day, I'll share with u an incident, while we were reading, to make sure they understood the word 'afraid', I asked them to make a sentence, one from the brothers' side, and one from the sisters'....The brothers did their part, it was cool, then one sister put her hand up, she said...

I was like, "U afraid of me? Allah help you". Hahah...

  4th day came, my partner and I were dumbfounded-ly clueless of what to do in class and I kept on praying and bam alhamdulillah, I asked em what did they wana do, they replied "GAAAAAMMMEESS!", so we asked each student to make a sentence, they go one by one but the catch is that they have to be connected and in the end it has to make one whole story, and mashAllah it went smoothly with all four classes...

  After the camp, we had a few days to visit Koh Lipe which is translated to Lipe Island and it was like a reward for all of us alhamdulillah, very kind and generous of the Thai comm...I'll let the pictures do the talking...

It was a beautiful island and we went snorkeling, swimming, played water volleyball(ehek ehem my side won)and I also encountered two snakes while snorkeling...

Ps: I learned a lot compared to teaching, I could only teach so much really, but I gained insight to how the people of the Southern part were living(majority Muslims btw), their culture, how they speak, what they eat, and I even gained weight too!! & my advice to everybody is that, be a teacher even for one day, then you'll love, cherish, respect and adore your teachers even more, and that is one of my dreams for now, after retiring, ama be a teacher inshAllah....

Till next time, and sorry I haven't updated for quite a while....Salam, love u for Allah.

Wednesday, March 30, 2011

Doing charity.

Salam brothers and sisters, kids and parents.. the worlds. Supposedly, now, I'm suppose to study for my final examination, buuuuuut, being a teenager, u know, hee. Well, I sorta got the inspiration to write...So alhamdulillah,I get to share it with you.

Alright, I'm going to regurgitate (not literally guys, come on) what I had experienced before in a barber shop recently. Charity in a barber shop?! Yo, are u for real?, yes I am. Well, the story goes like this, after I had finished my Friday prayers yeah, I decided to cut my hair which was getting like a mop according to my mom and sister. So I went to the mall with my white robe/jubah. As soon as I got to the barber shop, I said "Bang, kasi potong ramubt bole ka?". Then he pointed to the chair that I'm suppose to seat at. This guy... was an Indian guy, he didn't smile at all, was quiet all the time, and on top of that, had a scar on his face!! N he was about to cut my hair with blades and scissors and the machine (what do u call the machine?). Gulp.

Minutes went by as he was cutting my hair, so I decided to say something u know, to keep him and me company and to be a friendly brother to him. Asked him a few questions and got answers from him, though they were like a one-word answers, but alhamdulillah he was talking.=). To keep him distracted u know, hee. He had a blade near my precious ears, scissors on my head, oh and the blade on the neck, GULP right? lol. Any how, after the process was done, I realized that my head was in one piece, alhamdulillah, and I was still breathing, hee, so I paid him his cash, and I decided to smile, and to my amazement, he smiled back, MIRACLE! Guys, its not the money, seriously, u know, u can sense the sincerity, so yeah, I had the sixth sense, lol. But it was a really good feeling. And guess what? Check this out...

The Prophet also said: "Every act of goodness is charity." - Sahih Muslim, Hadith 496

Subhanallah, may Allah accept our good deeds and make it only for Him (swt). I would love to end this with a poem of mine...

Let us enhance our lives by charity,
For it will stand in the way of calamity,
We will only live in this world only for a while,
Let us just start with a smile...=)


Friday, March 25, 2011

Real hero...Not no Superman, no Tom Cruise, no Legolas

Salam my brothers and sisters, how u doing? Anyway, I would love to share with you a story of a REAL hero, not what u see in the movies, not Alexander, not Mahatma Ghandi, not James Bond, not Arnold...whatever..., not u, not me.

 He stood by the name Khalid ibn Walid (ra). He went to war against the Prophet (saw), he was responsible for the wounding of the Prophet (saw), the ONLY man that defeated the Muslims while the Prophet (saw) was among them. & he was given the special title called, "Saifullah" (The sword of Allah).

So there was one time, (after the Prophet (saw) and Abu Bakr have passed away) 'Umar asked Khalid to go to war against the Romans or the Persians (not really sure). Umar asked him, "Ya Khalid, how many soldiers do u need?", he said, "Give me 500"...and Umar was like "Yo, are u serious? Those people they have themselves maybe 100, 000 troops!"..he said, "Ok,then give me 500 more."... Umar requested to take 10,000 troops with him (check it, even with 10, 000 yeah, its against 100,000!!), but Khalid didn't want that, he said, "Those kuffar (disbelievers), Allah have only given them a piece of this dunya (world), but Allah gave to us the promise of akhira (the hereafter), and by Allah, if I go there with only 10 believers, we'll come back with their power insha'Allah".

 That was how they felt, and look at how far we are from that state?? Subhanallah! You know how they cared about this world? They only cared and thought about the world like the water when it hits the ground from the middle of the sky in the summer time, how long does it last? (Snaps my finger) like that! Their hearts weren't attached to the world, at ALL!!

  So I pray that Allah will give that state back to those who deserve it, and may Allah bless this world that is full of deceit, lies, and hate, and corruption!!

Ps: I got this from a talk by a profound Sheikh, Khalid Yasin, an American guy. And he ended it with,"These are our heroes, and for our young people that are in the streets, we don't like u to be in the streets, we don't like what you are doing in the streets, we don't like what it does to the image of Islam but we love u, u are the sons of Islam, daughters of Islam, the future of Islam..."

Allah knows best. Salam.=)

Monday, March 14, 2011

Sister,brother,the Lord is going to be there...Day in day out

In the Name of Allah (The Only Worthy of Worship), The Most Gracious, Most Merciful.

All the praises and thanks be to Allah, the Lord of the 'Alamin (mankind, jinns and all that exists), The Most Gracious the Most Merciful,The Only Owner of the Day of Recompense, You (Alone) we worship, and You (Alone) we ask for help (for each and everything), Guide us to the Straight Way,The Way of those on whom You have bestowed Your Grace, not of those who earned Your Anger, nor of those who went astray.

(Al-fatihah, translation of the Quran)

Salam my brothers and sisters and buenas noche for my brothers and sisters in humanity. How are you doing? Good I hope, and smiling too.=) I started off with a chapter in the Quran which is the first chapter in the Holy Book. As we know that the world today is in a REALLY state of chaos, either riot, or protest, or tsunami in Japan, or assignments (darn those assignments and presentations)hee, and many more. Subhanallah man, ain't it scary? Yes unequivocally.

  The events that has happened or incur in our lives, every single one of them have their own hikmah or wisdoms or reasons don't you think?I strongly believe in that (amin). Is it really that bad? If there is a God in this world, then why is suffering still happening in this world? Why are there calamities, people living in destitude, people dying here and there, tyrants all over the place ruling for 30 or 42 years (oops,hee)? Well, let me ask you something, when you are in trouble yeah, don't you want to look for a solution for your problems? Indeed, definitely. & when struggle real hard, won't the phrase,"Oh God", "Allah", comes out of your mouth? Isn't that good? Remembering God? Answered your question?

  Ok, let me give you an analogy insha'Allah...can't think of any actually,hee...ok here goes... one day, the Prophet (saw) was with Aisyah, his wife, and they were at an event where there was entertainment and there were a lot of people, so Prophet Muhammad (saw) asked his wife to lean on him to watch through the crowds. After quite some time, the Prophet(saw) asked her, "Have u had enough o Aisyah?". Lady Aisyah wanted to TEST the Prophet(saw), so she said no, and she saw the Prophet (saw) shifted the weight from the left foot to the right (or the other way around) for it was not a short period of time, so he shifted weight. The sisters are going 'awww' now eyh? lol. Subhanallah, look at how beautiful his character is, he was willing to wait for his wife to say ok. And simaltaneously look at how Aisyah wanted to TEST the Prophet (saw) in his patience and love and his willingness for her.

  My brothers and sisters, do you get want I'm trying to say here? Do you think every 'suffering' in this world is bad? Isn't it beautiful coz Allah, God wants us to remember Him all the time, wow, ain't that awesome?

  I asked Allah swt to increase our willingness to change to the good for His Cause,amin, for us to control our emotions instead of them controlling us,amin, and to grant our brothers and sisters who facing tribualtions in the world peace and tranquility in their hearts, amin, for the world to be a better place to live in,amin, for us to be on His side all the time, amin. Jazakumullah khairan people. Till next time insha'Allah.

Tuesday, March 8, 2011

"You may take their lives, but u will never kill the hope.."

Salam, hey brothers and sisters, its all going to be alright, the Lord is gona be there...That was a song actually, Outlandish...Anyway, what I wana share today God Willing is that a poem of mine, entitled "Out of Cage", and this goes to all my mortal friends out there who are fighting to live another day.
  Our brothers and sisters out there somewhere in the world are fighting EVERYDAY man, they wana oppose tyrants, bring justice, and live in equality, but all of that are in vain coz of a leader and their own selves as well. U know, if we are 'satanic' in secret, sooner or later, people will find out what we are doing (may Allah protect us from that), no matter whether your a leader or not. And u know, people are starving out there, they live on 20 dollars per month, and some 2 dollars per day, WOW! They have no jobs despite their PhD or Degree, u look left and right, men grope women, they rape em too, subhanallah, and what are the so called educated leaders are doing? Tsk tsk tsk...
   Anyway, when u point one finger, u got four back at you (or is it three?whatever,its more than one), it is EVERYBODY'S fault!! Do u believe it? Figure it out using your beautiful brain, and insha'Allah you'll get it.
  So here it is, the poem, enjoy and benefit:

Out of the cage.

When more than a thousand people stand and shout,
“Come down”, that is democracy without a doubt,
After 10, 20, 30 years being a tyrant on top,
The people has finally amalgamated and decided to put a stop,
They have decided to ask the leaders go,
From Tunisia, Egypt, Libya, Yemen, Jordan, Bahrain, up to Morocco.

With their stomachs growling,
Their hearts are bleeding, the women are screaming,
Preventing knowledge and prosperity to reach them with ease,
Oh leaders how can you sleep in peace?

O leaders don’t you say you’ll die in your land,
Your soul is not for you to take away, it is in Allah’s Hand,
The people have gathered, listen to your people, facing oppression,
With all the pain you’re going through, o my brothers, truth will clear your vision.
The leaders don’t know anything but confusion.

If the leaders won’t allow your rights,
Have truth in your heart, unity in your mind, and go out to fight,
If you open your eyes and hear the greetings of, “Assalamu’alaikum”,
I pray for you that it will be your home,
As for all the tyrants, just wait for us, you shall fall,
I pray that Allah will bring peace to all.

Well, it is not done yet actually, but here u go,hee, peace out, till next time, salam, peace between us brothers and sisters.