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Saturday, October 28, 2006

By next Friday....

Peadiatrics had always been my favourite subject. It's less stressful and enjoyable because u're dealing with cute little children. We have our Peaditarics class at the second hospital probably known in Russian as 'Dietskaya Balnitsa'(Children Hospital). If I'm not mistaken there are three children hospitals in Simferopol, and i've already been in two of them.

Our class start every Friday at 8 o'clock in the morning and end at approximately 10.30, but usually our teacher will dismiss us earlier. We learn about the development of children physical and mental, some congenital or acquired pathological conditions in children, and how to deal with them. Sometimes we get the chance to meet the patient which is of course the children, and inspect them or rather just observing them.

There is of course, much to learn.

At about 9 o'clock, we will have a break between class, the time where we stretch our legs and arms and go for a short walk around the hospital or maybe have some breakfast downstair. Me, I'm just looking around. In the middle, there is a medium-sized hall compact with long tables and benches, where we usually seat and prepare the topic for our class.

I would have said that all the children in this hospital are happy and well taken care of in spite of some illness they have, but i would have been wrong too....

It's the usual break we have one day, and i decided to take a look around and maybe have a chat with several children who're having their playtime in the middle hall. There were several chess sets, dam sets, millionaire and some other games i never saw before. One boy was doing some drawing at the back of the hall. Owh, i forgot to mention that the wall of the hall were full with drawings and paintings by the children. It's a very nice view, really. Some of my friends have already started a chess game with some of the children. Me, i'm just looking around.

There is one nurse taking care of all the game sets and watch the children during their playtime. She was busy helping the children with their games, sort of explaining how to play and not to break anything. Me, i'm just looking around. I knew the children were having their best of time in this hospital, until...

The old nurse somehow called me and two of my freinds while we're trying to help some small boys played their Millionaire game. Without hesitation, we just followed her to a small corner and were asked to have a sit.

She started to talk in Russian which is too fast for us to catch up and at first, we didn't understood at all what she wanted to tell us. Our Russian is not that good, we can understand simple words but she's probably talking in some deep Russian that we couldn't even make out what's the meaning. Finally, she saw our shrinking eyes and open mouthed, and started to slow down her 'speach' and talk in the Russian we could understand. Yeah, so she talked about the children and why they are here, who she is, what she's doing with the children, how she take care of them, and a one shocking news to me, those children are orphans either having no parents at all or having a divorce parents. So, yeah i thought they come with their parents here, having a check up and go home.

She called one boy who was standing not very far from us. She took out some old cloth from under the table and told the child to take it. It was a black old pant. Then, she took out some hot bun from the cabinet and hand them down to that paled looking boy. Then she did the same with one little girl who look as pale as the first boy. As if we didn't believe what she's doing, she brought out some very small toy cars which look as if it needs some 'washing and repainting'. She said, this is all we have for those children to play. The toy cars couldn't even move. Oh, God! How misearable...

We got the point. Help them. But we have no idea, classes are pack, exams waiting in line, and on weekend we'll be having our reworking day, there's no times!! So okay, we just said that we'll try to make some donation, and by next friday, we'll hand her those money we collect. In my mind, i have a lotta idea, but i dunno if it'll work or not.


Next friday, it was our university 75th anniversary (it means holiday), and the next friday it's Deepavali (it means holiday too) and today, we went to class as usual....

When it's time to go back, we walk accross the middle hall where the children were playing and i saw that old nurse standing by that little corner. I know that she had been waiting for us with some hope, but we can't help it, its holiday, so she must have been waiting for almost two weeks. And with us forgotting almost everything, we couldn't say anything but sorry. Yeah, we're sorry for those children and every little things they can't have in their young lives.

I make a promise to myself that i'll try to help them with anything i can do and by next friday, i hope, well at least they never have to play with some rotten toy cars anymore.

Me, I'm just looking around....

Humour In Islam

We are all drawn to people with a good sense of humour. Humour has the power of warming people’s hearts and lifting the spirits like no other human characteristic, and it provides a welcome break amidst the pressures of life.

Humour and joking are permitted in Islam. We learn this from several al-hadith of the Prophet Muhammad peace be upon him. Abu Huraira radi allahu anhu said that the Prophet peace be upon him was told, “O Prophet of Allah, you are joking with us.” He said, “I only say what is true.” (Tirmidhi) Another Hadith relates that the Prophet would nickname Zainab bint Salama by repeatedly calling her ‘O Zuweinab’.

Other al-hadith relate that the Prophet peace be upon him would play and joke with small children. Thus we see that joking is a Sunnah. Sufyan ibn Aiyna was asked, “Is joking prohibited?” He replied, “It is a Sunnah, but the point is that it must be done appropriately.” Many of the scholars agree. Umar said, “I admire a man who is like a child with his family (playful), and once he leaves them, he is more serious.” Thabit ibn Ubaid said, “Zayd ibn Thabit was one of the most humorous men in his home. Outside of his home, he was as serious as any man.” It is also related that Ibn Abbas asked some of his guests to have light and humorous conversation so that they would have a good time and not feel bored. Rabi’a said, “Virtue is made of six parts, three while in town (at the place of your home) and three while on journey. The first three are reciting the Qur’an, frequently being at the mosque, and spreading the way of Allah to other lands. The other three parts while travelling are spending, showing virtuous behaviour and joking in what Allah has permitted.” Ibn Abbas said, “Joking appropriately is permissible. For the Prophet joked but he said what was true.” Al ibn Ahmad Al Faraheedi said, “People would feel imprisoned if they did not joke”

On the other hand, some of the scholars have prohibited joking and they are supported by some ahadith. It is related that the Prophet said, “Do not be vague with others and do not joke.” (Tirmidhi) Another Hadith states that the Prophet said, “Everything has a beginning and hostility begins with joking.” Ja’far ibn Muhammad said, “Beware of joking for it causes embarrassment.” Ibrahim Al Nakh’I said, “Joking shows foolishness and arrogance.” Imam ibn Abdul Bar said, “Some of the scholars denounced joking for what it causes of offences, spite and malice between people.”

So how are we to compromise between these two views? Al Hafeth said, “What is prohibited is exaggerated or continuous joking as it distracts from worship of Allah and being serious about religious matters. This often leads to hard-heartedness, envy and loss of respect. Useful joking, which aims to calm people or entertain or relieve them for a short time is permissible.”

Types of Joking:

According to ibn Hayan, there are two types of joking. The first is preferred and defined as, “That which Allah has permitted, which commits no sin and does not lead to separation between people.” The second is the negative harmful kind, which is defined as, “Causes hostilities and sadness, and creates disrespect amongst people.” Outlining some of the benefits and harms of joking is beneficial in that it entertains, lifts the spirit and lightens the burdens of life, bringing people closer together. In describing this kind of joking, a man wrote, “Such humour does not hurt or criticize anyone. It leads a person from sadness to happiness, ceases the frown an allows people to relax and be themselves.” Joking defeats its purpose when it separates people, causes hostilities and envy between them.

Guidelines for Humour:

Joking should not deviate from the truth. The Prophet Muhammad peace be upon him said, “I only say what is true.”

Joking should not become consistent in a person’s manner, for seriousness is also a virtue. Muhammad ibn Ar Rashid said, “The issues of Islam are more serious than to be dealt with jokingly. Smiling, joking, relaxing and laughing are certainly welcome at appropriate times and places. But at times of work, seriousness is called for.

Bad language or reference to improper topics of conversation may not be subject of jokes.

Joking must be at the appropriate time and place. Dr Adel Shuweikh said, “Humour is most welcome after the Fajr prayer. He is supported by what has been related by Sammak ibn Harb, “I asked Jaber ibn Samra if he spent time with the Prophet and he said, “Yes, the Prophet would often not leave the mosque after the Fajr prayer until the sun rose. They would be laughing and he would be smiling.” (Muslim).

He also said, “Another time for making light was after the ‘Isha prayer. Humour is permitted with family uncles and siblings. It is more preferred if it serves the purpose of advice and guidance, or if it creates friendship and warmth between people.” It is up to the person to decide whether the time is right for humour.

Thus it can be seen that it is the topic of humour and its effects, which determine whether or not it is permissible by Islam. Imam Nawawi said, “Joking is prohibited when it is excessive and consistent. It becomes ineffective and causes the heart to harden. It distracts a person from worship of Allah and concern with religious issues. It often causes harm, envy and disrespect. If these elements are absent from a joke, then it is what is permissible by Islam. The Prophet would use humour to reach people and draw them together.”

In any case, being modest and natural will, much of the time, serve the same purpose as joking. This is useful for people whom jokes do not come naturally. It is good to always remember in mind that humour must have a purpose in order to be fruitful. Joking is like adding salt to food. It must be measured and we must remember that some people do not eat food with salt. In other words, it is in appropriate to joke with some people.

Ad-Dhahabi related that Khalaf ibn Salim said, “We were at Yazeed ibn Haroun’s and he made a joke. Ahmad ibn Hanbal cleared his throat, and Yazeed said, ‘Who cleared his throat?’ When he found out who it had been, he put his hand on his forehead and cried, ‘Why didn’t you tell me Ahmad ibn Hanbal was here so I would not joke?”

At other times, joking may cause you to lose dignity. It is said, “Do not joke with children to the extent that they lose respect for you.” Ibn Hayan said, “Whoever jokes with an inappropriate person will lose that person’s respect, even if what he is saying is true. One should be selective with whom he jokes.” Ibn Al Muqafa’ said, “One should separate his behaviour between two groups of people. One group is made up of public. Here he should be serious and purposeful with every word he speaks. The other group is made up of people who are closer to him. With this group, he should be humorous and caring. Each of these behaviours will be beneficial and productive in the right place.”

Try to understand the people you deal with, in order to decide whether or not it is appropriate to joke with them. Such was the way of the Prophet, for he would not joke with all his friends. Here are a few points to keep in mind. Although it may seem common sense that we should be respectful when joking but many of us end up hurting someone’s feelings unintentionally. Humour is a great way to diffuse a bad situation, or ease an uncomfortable one but it must be used appropriately. Just as a knife is useful and necessary to prepare food, so it can cause you to bleed. Many people don’t realize it, but sarcasm is anger thinly veiled.

Points to remember:

• Is this time right time to joke?
• Is this an appropriate person to joke with?
• Is this an appropriate topic to joke about?
• Is this the right place?

Also remember these points while joking:

• Never criticize while joking.
• Do not impose jokes if they do not come naturally.
• Beware of excessive joking with certain individuals.
• Show respect to the person you are joking with, as the Prophet Muhammad did when
he told a man he was joking with, “In the eyes of Allah you are great.”
• Monitor yourself when you are feeling humorous.
• Maintain good behaviour with people who make a mistake when joking with you. Do
not answer harshly or stare back.
• It is better not to joke with someone when you meet for the first time

We must be careful to maintain a Muslim code of behaviour and never harm another Muslim through humiliation or insensitivity. While joking we should implement all the above-mentioned points and maintain a good Muslim personality.

12 Tips For Muslim Youth

Why should you, a young Muslim, be helping to bring your friends closer to Allah?
After all, you’ve got your own struggles to deal with: trying to explain why you pray to hostile teachers, Hijab discrimination, standing up in class when the professor attacks Islam, dealing with parents who think you’ve gone nuts because you’re growing a beard, or all the other difficulties faced by a number of practicing Muslim youth?

Islam was never meant to be an individualistic faith, reserved for the "chosen few". Muslims have a duty to spread the Deen, and practicing Muslim youth, whether beginners, activists or leaders have a crucial role to play.

"Allah has put them in a position that perhaps no one else is in," notes Sheema Khan, former Muslim Youth of North America (MYNA) advisor for eastern Canada. "They have the means to communicate with their peers, they have an understanding of what they’re going through plus they have the guidance of Islam."

Who is your childhood friend, who would rather spend Fridays at MacDonald’s than the Masjid, or your classmate who is Muslim in name and only knows that "Muslims don’t eat pork" going to listen to: the nice Imam of the Masjid who would freak out if he saw the way they were dressed and talked or you who may have grown up with them, joked with them, or see them everyday in school?

The answer is obvious: you.

Don’t panic. Here are some tips and advice which can help from other Muslims, many of whom have been there and done that:

Tip # 1 : Make Your Intention Sincere

All work we do should ideally be for the sake of Allah. That includes the task of bringing someone closer to Allah. That of course means this should not be connected to arrogance, thinking you’re the teacher and everyone else should be lucky you’ve embarked on a crusade to save them. Guidance is from Allah. Make Dua and make sincere efforts and remember Allah can also misguide you if He wills (we seek refuge in Allah from that).

Tip # 2 : Practice What YOu Preach

Not practicing what you preach is wrong and you will lose the confidence of anyone, young or old, once they figure you out. Don’t do it.

Tip # 3 : Use The Quran & Seerah (biography of the Prphet peace be upon him) As Dawa Guides

Read and understand those chapters of the Quran which talk about how the Prophets presented the message of Islam to their people. Read the Seerah (for some good Seerah books)to see especially how the Prophet Muhammad (peace and blessings be upon him) brought Islam to so many different people, including young people.

As well, talk to Dawa workers, and check out manuals they may have written, like Yahiya Emerick’s How to Tell Others About Islam.

Tip # 4 : Talk To People As If You Really Dont Know Them

Don’t assume you know someone just by looking at them. You don’t know that the Muslim girl in your homeroom who walks through the school’s hallways as if they were fashion show catwalks (see Ambe Rehman’s perspective on this) is not someone you can talk to about Allah because she looks like a snob. Or that the Muslim guy who you’ve never seen at Juma at your university is a "bad Muslim". Maybe he was never really taught Islam and has no idea what importance Friday prayers have in Islam, especially for Muslim men.

Tip # 5 : Smile

Did you know the Prophet was big on smiling? But many "practicing" Muslims seem to have "their faces on upside down" as one speaker once said-frowning and serious.
Smiling, being polite and kind are all part of the manners of the Prophet, which we must exercise in our daily lives. If we want to approach others with Islam, we have to make ourselves approachable. Smiling is key to this.

But note that being approachable does not mean being flirtations with the other gender. There are Islamic rules for how men and women should deal with each other which have to be respected. Dawa is no excuse to have long and private conversations and meetings with the other sex, for example. Set up a system where someone expressing an interest in Islam is referred to someone of the same sex.

Tip # 6 : Take The Initiative & Hang Out With Them

Take the first step and invite someone you may have spoken to a couple of times to sit at lunch together, to check out a hockey game or invite them over for Iftar in Ramadan. Also, share difficulties, sorrows and frustrations. Help with homework, be a shoulder to cry on when depression hits, or just plain listen when your friend is upset, discuss common problems and KEEP THEIR SECRETS. There are few things as annoying as a snitch and backstabber. But an important note: if the problem is of a serious nature,(i.e. your friend is thinking of committing suicide or is taking drugs), notify and consult an adult immediately.

Tip # 7 : Show Them Islam Is Relevent Today, Right Here, Right Now

Young people may think Islam is too "old fashioned" and not in tune with the modern age. Prove this wrong. Show how Islam is really about relating to Allah, which any human being can do, anywhere, anytime. Allah is always closer to you than your jugular vein and He hears and knows everything. Encourage friends to ask Allah’s help during tests, exams, and in dealing with problems at home with parents and siblings. Also point out how Islam relates to teenagers: Islam gives you focus and an understanding of who you are and where you are going, which most of "teen culture" does not.

Tip # 8 : Get Them Involved In Volunteer Work With You

If you are already involved in the community, get your friend to help out. Ask them to make a flyer for one of your youth group’s events or brainstorm for ideas about activities to hold this school year. This involvement makes them feel part of the Muslim community and deepens your friendship, since you are now working together on something beneficial for both of you. Make sure you thank them for their contribution.

Tip # 9 : Ask Them 4 Fundamental Questions

As your friendship develops, you will notice the topics you discuss may become more serious. You may be discussing, for instance, future goals and plans. Khan recommends four questions to ask that can steer the topic to Allah and Islam:

a. Where am I going in life and what would make me really happy deep down inside?
b. What do I believe?
c. Who should I be grateful to?
d. Did I get to where I am today without the help of anyone?

Tip # 10 : Emphasize Praying 5 Times A Day Before Any Other Aspect Of Islam

A person’s main connection with Allah, on a daily basis, is through the prayer five times a day. Don’t emphasize any other aspect of Islam until your friend starts making a real effort to pray five times a day. Emphasize the direct connection one has with Allah in prayer. If they are facing a problem, tell them to pray, and to ask Allah for help in Salah and outside this time. When possible, make it a point to pray together during your "hang out time". If your friend begins to pray, that is the first step to other aspects of Islam like giving up swearing, treating parents with respect or dressing Islamically.

Tip # 11 : Help Instill Confidence In Adults

Adults, like Bart Simpson’s dad Homer, are considered bumbling idiots in the eyes of "teen culture". Your job as a young Muslim is to help turn the tables on this false and unIslamic belief. All you have to do is this: when a Muslim adult does something good (i.e. saving someone’s life, donating money to a worthy cause, the Imam gives a good speech, taking good care of his/her family) bring it up in the course of your conversations with your friend and praise the adult in question. Doing this regularly may not only change your friend’s perspective, but could lead to them seeing their own parents in a more respectful way.

Tip # 12 : Support Them Even When They Become More Practicing

Remember, just because a person starts practicing Islam more regularly, this does not mean everything will be okay from this point onwards. There will still be hard times, difficulties. There may be times when your friend may have doubts about his or her newfound practice of Islam. Be there to reassure them.

Collection from riyaDh-U-SaliheeN

"Tell the believing men to lower their gaze (from looking at forbidden things)."[24:30]...

Abu Hurayrah r.a said:
The Prophet s.a.w said,"Allah has written the very portion of Zina which a man will indulge in. There will be no escape from it.
The Zina of the eye is (lustful) look,
the Zina of the ears is the listening (to voluptuous songs or talk),
the Zina of the tongue is (the licentious) speech,
the Zina of the hand is the (lustful) grip,
the Zina of the feet is the walking (to the place where he intends to commit Zina),
the heart yearns and desires and the private parts approve all that or disapprove it."
[Al-Bukhari & Muslim]

Seenu LaNa

Our Islamic Land

China and Arabia are ours
India and everywhere else are ours
The Islam raised a religion for us
So the whole world is our land

Oneness of God is our light
we prepared our spirit to live for that
The world diminishes
but our deeds will never be diminished

The whole world is our worship place
To Al-Kaba is our aim
It is the first place we seek
with our souls while God protect us

In the shadow of religion we grow
so we built our land
The Islam knowledge over days
is the evidence of truth of our religion

The Islam Athan (call) has
its shadow in the west
Say to the universal sky that
we reached the stars by our integrity

O time didn’t you witness
the spark of our determination
The flood of evil didn’t
drawn our strong ship

O garden of Andlus (ie spain)
have forgotten our warm relation
Your branches have seen
our development and advancement

O Degla (ie river of Iraq) have you
recorded our honourable fingerprints
Your waves tell the world
our history and will repeat it

O the lighting land of the two
holy mosques and birth of our religion
The gardens of peace were made
by sacrificing our blood for your drink!

A GooD LessOn - SomeThiNg To pondeR AbOut ya?

A student asks a teacher, "What is love?"

The teacher said, "in order to answer your
question, go to the padi field and choose
the biggest padi and come back.
But the rule is: you can go through them
only once and cannot turn back to pick."
The student went to the field, go thru first
row, he saw one big padi, but he wonders....may
be there is a bigger one later.
Then he saw another bigger one... but
may be there is a even bigger one waiting for him.

Later, when he finished more than half of
the padi field, he start to realize that the padi is
not as big as the previous one he saw, he
know he has missed the biggest
one, and he regretted.
So, he ended up went back to the teacher
with empty hand.
The teacher told him, "...this is love... you
keep looking for a
better one, but when later you realize,
you have already miss the person...."

"What is marriage then?" the student asked.
The teacher said, "in order to answer your
question, go to the corn
field and choose the biggest corn and
come back.
But the rule is: you can go
through them only once and cannot turn
back to pick."

The student went to the corn field, this
time he is careful not to
repeat the previous mistake, when he
reach the middle of the field, he has
picked one medium corn that he feel
satisfy, and come back to the teacher.

The teacher told him, "this time you bring
back a corn.... you look
for one that is just nice, and you have
faith and believe this is the best one
you get.... this is marriage."

ScHolaR vs AlCoHoLic

Alcoholic: Do you think I'm doing wrong by eating a date?

Scholar: No

Alcoholic: And if I ate it with some grass?

Scholar: There is nothing wrong with that.

Alcoholic: And if I were to wash them down with water?

Scholar: Drink and enjoy.

Alcoholic: Since all of that is pemissible, then why do you forbid us from alcohol, which consists of the above mentioned ingredients?

Scholar: If I poured water on top of you, would that hurt you?

Alcoholic: No it would not.

Scholar: And if I were to sprinkle some dirt in that, would you be hurt?

Alcoholic: That would not harm me.

Scholar: But if I were to mix water and dirt together and through a process make a large brick from those two elements, and then were I to throw that large brick at you, would you be hurt?

Alcoholic: That would kill me!

Scholar: The same goes for alcohol.

AppLe vs MicroSofT

Three Apple engineers and three Microsoft employees are
traveling by train to a conference. At the station, The three
Microsoft employees each buy tickets and watch as the three
Apple engineers buy only a single ticket.

"How are three people going to travel on only one ticket?" asks
a Microsoft employee.

"Watch and you'll see," answers the Apple engineer.

They all board the train. The Microsoft employees take their
respective seats but all three Apple engineers cram into a
restroom and close the door behind them.

Shortly after the train has departed, the conductor comes around
collecting tickets. He knocks on the restroom door and says,

The door opens just a crack and a single arm emerges with a
ticket in hand.

The conductor takes it and moves on.

The Microsoft employees saw this and agreed it was quite a
clever idea. So after the conference, the Microsoft employees
decide to copy the Apple engineers (as they always do) on the
return trip and save some money (being clever with money, and
all that).

When they get to the station, they buy a single ticket for the
return trip. To their astonishment, the Apple engineers don't
buy a ticket at all.

"How are you going to travel without a ticket?" asks one
perplexed Microsoft employee.

"Watch and you'll see," answers an Apple engineer.

When they board the train the three Microsoft employees cram
into a restroom and the three Apple engineers cram into another
one nearby.

The train departs. Shortly afterward, one of the Apple engineers
leaves his restroom and walks over to the restroom where the
Microsoft employees are hiding.

He knocks on the door and says, "Ticket, please..."

He Won'T AsK U...

... ALLAH won't ask what kind of car you drove;
He'll ask how many people you drove who didn't have transportation.

...ALLAH won't ask the square footage of your house,
He'll ask how many people you welcomed into your home.

...ALLAH won't ask about the clothes you had in your closet,
He'll ask how many you helped to clothe.

... ALLAH won't ask what your highest salary was;
He'll ask if you compromised your character to obtain it.

...ALLAH won't ask what your job title was;
He'll ask if you performed your job to the best of your ability.

...ALLAH won't ask how many friends you had,
He'll ask how many people to whom you were friends

...ALLAH won't ask in what neighbourhood you lived,
He'll ask how you treated your neighbours.

...ALLAH won't ask about the colour of your skin,
He'll ask about the content of your character.

...ALLAH won't ask why it took you so long to seek Salvation;
He'll lovingly take you to your mansion in heaven, and not to the gates of Hell.

I HaVe No TiMe...

Everyday as I wake up at dawn
My mind starts working the moment I yawn
There were many things to do, o dear!
That’s why I hastily did my Subuh prayer
I didn’t have the time to sit longer to praise the lord
To me rushing out after prayer is nothing odd.

Since school I had been busy every minute
Completing my tutorials and handing it in
My studies took up most of my time always
Minimum time did I have to Allah to pray
Too many things to do, and zikir is rare,
For Allah, I really had no time to spare.

When I grew up and started my degree
Studying all day to secure my future
When I reached home, I prefer to have fun,
I chatted on the phone, on the yahoo messenger,
But I didn’t read much the book of heart, the Quran,
I spent too much time surfing the internet,
Sad to say my faith was falling flat.

The only time I have left is weekends
During which I prefer window shopping with friends
Or better yet I prefer to sit back and enjoy my cds and dvds
I couldn’t spare time to go to usrahs and daurahs
I’m too BUSY that’s my BIG EXCUSE…

I did my five prayers, but did so quickly,
After prayer, I didn’t sit longer to reflect quietly
I didn’t have time to help the needy ones
I was loaded with works as my precious time runs.

My life was already full of stress,
So I didn’t counsel as Muslim in distress,
I didn’t spent much time with muslims that can advice me,
Because I thought, doing so wont help me much,
It will be just a waste of time.

No time to share, with none Muslim about Islam;
Or even to my other fellow muslims who have rights on me,
Even though I know, inviting causes no harm
No time to do sunnah prayers at all
All this contribute to my iman fall…

I’m busy here, I’m busy there,
I have no time at all, that’s all I care
I went for religious lesson, just once in a while
Well, at least I do some, my nafs whispers,
Coz I’m too busy making a pile.

I worked all day, I slept all night
Too tired for tahajjud, and it seems no right
To me, studying as a living was already tough
So, I only did basic deeds but that’s not enough.

No time at all, to admire God’s creation
No time to praise Allah, and seek His Compassion
Although I know how short is my life,
For Islam, I really didn’t strive.

Finally the day comes, when the Lord calls for me
And I stood before Him with life history
I feel so guilty because I should have prayed more
I should have invited other muslims to Allah cause
I should strive more to learn about my deen,
Isn’t that what a Muslim live for
To thank Allah and do more good deeds
And the Quran is for us to read.

Now, at JUDGMENT DAY, I’m starting to fret,
I wasted my life but it’s too late to regret,
My entry to paradise depend on my good behavior,
But I have not done enough, nor did proper prayer
My “good deed book” is given from my right
An angle opens my “book” and read out my plight.

Then the angle chided me
“O You Muslim servant, you are the one
Who is given enough time, yet not much is done
Do you know your faith is loose?
Saying “no time” is only an excuse.
Your “good deed book” should be filled up more
With all the good work you stood up for…

Hence I only recorded those little good deeds
As I say this, I know your eyes will mist
I was about to write even more, you see…
But I did not have the TIME to list”…

~ i wish i have done more~

An aPPle A DaY....

After digging to a depth of 100m last year, Russian scientists found traces of copper wiring dating back 1000 years, and came to the conclusion that their ancestors already had a telephone network one thousand years ago.So as not to be outdone, in the weeks that followed, American scientists dug200m, and headlines in the US newspapers read: "US scientists have found traces of 2000 year old optical fibers, and have concluded that their ancestors already had advanced high tech digital telephone 1000 years earlier than the Russians."
One week later, a Malaysian scientist En Mat Boot, reported the following:After digging as deep as 500m, Malaysian scientists have found absolutely nothing. They have concluded that 5000 years ago, their ancestors were already using wireless mobile phones."

What is GloBaLiZaTioN?

Question: What is the truest definition of Globalization?
Answer: Princess Diana's death.
Question: How come?
Answer: An English princess with an Egyptian boyfriend crashes in a French tunnel
driving a German car
with a Dutch engine,
driven by a Belgian who was drunk
on Scottish whisky,
followed closely by Italian Paparazzi,
on Japanese motorcycles;
treated by an American doctor,
using Brazilian medicines.
This is sent to you by a Malaysian,
using Bill Gates 's technology,
and you're probably reading this on your computer,
that use Taiwanese chips,
and a Korean monitor,
assembled by Bangladeshi workers
in a Singapore plant,
transported by Pakistan lorry-drivers,
hijacked by Indonesians,
unloaded by Sicilian longshoremen,
and trucked to you by Mexican illegal's.....

That, my friend, is Globalization.

Thursday, October 05, 2006

What A Voice, MasyaAllah

Assalamualaikum, brothers and sisters,

I hope everybody is fine. i'm doing just okay, alhamdulillah. Anyway, just wanna share this amazing video of a boy reciting Soorah Yaasin. MasyaAllah, his voice.....

Anyway, ramadhan kareem, kullu aam wa antum bikhair, insyaAllah. =>

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