Tuesday, February 22, 2011

Showing gratitude,saying thank you,man ain't easy!

Salam to all my brothers and sisters out there, how u guys doing? La fia, bi khair? Ah thats great. Alright, just a short info sharing with everybody...
  I was eating and reading at my usual spot Mamma Mia yeah, then after I'm done, alhamdulillah, I was reading and listening to music (come on now, I'm still gaining knowledge whether its permissible). So as I was reading yeah, this mak cik  came to pick up my plate and can, and she said "Thank you". Then it struck me straight away, I was like "Ouch", coz normally, alhamdulillah and insha'Allah I would always say thanks to people as I was brought up like that, but you know, I'm a man, and men forget things, scratch that, humans forget things. So yeah, and there is also a hadith  that goes "Man la yashkurunnas la yashkurullah which mean "Who doesn't give thanks to humans, doesn't give thanks to Allah(The Only Worthy of Worship)". So yeah, two lessons today, we need each other to remind ourselves, and always give thanks to people even if its a small thing (like the mak cik tadi,hee,sorry mak cik). I would like to end it with a two line poem:

Let us change our attitude,
And start showing our gratitude.

Salam, peace out brthers and sisters.

Sunday, February 20, 2011

Colors... Diversity

  Salam, hey, or as the Americans puts it, wed up peeps! Hee, anyway, I would love to share with you an experience of mine, that happened on last Saturday night, it was too sick, alhamdulillah. I was suppose to attend Sheikh Bilal Philip's talk that night but I decided to give my ticket to one of my friends, coz I had to attend a rehearsal for an English students gathering, for I was invited by my friend to recite one of my poems, so yeah.
  Before I attended the rehearsal yeah, I was just outside of the hall where Sheikh Bilal Philips was going to give his talk, then I met this one brother whom I met two weeks earlier and after greeted and stuff, he said, "Man, I love the diversity here", I said "Yeah man", hee. (We were in International Islamic University of Malaysia, that was why) So after that I attended the rehearsal and alhamdulillah it went really well.... Then it was time to go back, deb deb deb deb.
  So I walked to the bus station yeah, and waited for a while. Moments later, an African guy (Nigerian) came and waited along wimme (you know, I gota be cognizant). It wasn't long till we greeted each other with salam then we started talking about our origins, what were we studying and all. It was really amazing to see how Africans talk (think I can generalize by now,hee) coz they are really emphatic, expressive and lively, so it was great brother. Then came two Bangladesh brothers and waited with us as well. They were doing their own thing then not long after.... deb deb, deb deb....no there weren't any gun shootings and stuff, apa la?....A car stopped and asked where were we heading, so we each said where we intended to go, and he called us in, and I think he was an Arab. Here is the incident that made me laugh, after we got in the car yeah, there was still one Bangladesh brother outside (abashed I guess), then the Arab guy (Bakir) shouted "Come!", hahah, still made me laugh thinking about it. So we opened up a conversation and started to know each other till we got off, all I can say is subhanAllah coz it was really something u know. Natural bond. I praise Allah for allowing me to live in peace with other races.(For now).
   The lesson, well, here it is...rivers lakes and streams, they all have different names but they all contain water, same goes to human beings, Asians, Africans, Americans, we are all made from water and the only different between us is our piety towards our Creator Allah swt. Hee, I pray that Allah make our hearts stick with each other, and never disunite. Amin. Allah knows best, peace out brothers and sisters.

Wednesday, February 16, 2011

Memorable Night

  Salam my brothers and sisters out there, how are u guys doing? Still busy with works, assignments and going to class ey? Take 5 minutes of ur time and ponder for a while please, do u think with the society ur living in now will bring moral prosperity in the future? Or even financial prosperity?
  Lemme share something insha'Allah, you know, it is REALLY scary to think about it, about how the society now doesn't even care between sins or not, between good or bad, and the worse is,they just accept it, now thats not very healthy ain't it?
  They just accept that abortion is ok now! Or raping is like, "Oh raping again", bribe is like NOTHING! Mi Dios! (Sorry, my Spanish side came out, lol) Oh I wonder whats in store for our kids in the future man seriously.
  Alright,now I wana offer my poem for everyone to read, and I'm not saying that this is the solution, but insha'Allah it will evoke our thinking, so here u go....

Holding on to his son’s hand,
There walks a father, a handsome old man,
The day wasn’t going to stay bright,
Just minutes away, not far away, probably 2 kilometers away from night,
This 55 year old man, with his 20 year old son, hand in hand, a walk in the park
As the day walks out fast, leaving room for Mr. Dark.

“What is wrong my father? You have never been like this,
Eyes with tears, clinching my hands tightly, nay never like this.”
Mr. Handsome old man turned and hugged,
On the forehead, he gave the little man a kiss.

“My time is almost up; I’m getting closer to the grave,
 But it is not that I’m worried about, but you, society, how to save,
The music, the parties, your friends, the media, so many ways to get influenced,
The world is educating you to be selfish, to be a man of affluence.

Build a strong, peaceful and harmonious society,
Before there comes a calamity,
From Him, the All-Wise, The-Almighty,
Start with the foundation of the society, start with your family.

After The Only Worthy of Worship (Allah), and Rasulullah (saw), give it all to your mother,
Say not, and even think not a word of disrespect,
Your mother, your mother, your mother, and then me your father,
Paradise is under her feet, so love her in every aspect.

I love you son,
That is what a father should utter to every son,
Tell him,
Before the light of your eyes go dim.

Guard your beautiful sister, and be close to your hermano,
Your sister is a like a golden palace, no one should enter before the time, before it is time to sell,
If your brother is down, make him smile, give him a show,
Be close to each other, tell that you love them, cover the mistakes, and show the people we’re doing well.

Remember when you were small,
With our lives, we really took care of you, and it’ll draw smiles on us if you smile,
You were dependant on us, we love you, and now that you’re strong and tall,
I advise you to do the same to your grandparents, it is only for a while,
See, you were born weak, and then strong, and back to weak, so now you’re at ‘strong’,
So visit them, make them happy, they’re not going to live for long.

You’re on the road to marriage,
Find a wife with a good heart and full of obedience,
You’re the rod when you go fishing with her, make sure she holds tightly to the rod,
The fishes won’t go easy on you guys, make sure she stays close to God,
Kiss her every morning, and tell her that you adore her,
Sometimes the mouth might smell, but don’t bother,
Ask her to cover everything when she goes out, exposing only her eyes,
This ain’t a joke, her beauty should only be for you, because her beauty will hypnotize.

I think that would do,
That is what I intended to tell you,
My son, give me a kiss, I love you,
One last thing I need you to do for me,
Sonriso para mi. (Smile for me)