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.