Life is a serious matter.

Saturday, December 23, 2006

A Lesson from a tree's life

Just another heart touching story but so meaningful ....

Lessons on Life

There was a man who had four sons. He wanted his sons to learn not to judge things too quickly. So he sent them each on a quest, in turn, to go and look at a pear tree that was a great distance away.

The first son went in the winter, the second in the spring, the third in summer, and the youngest son in the fall.

When they had all gone and come back, he called them together to describe what they had seen.

The first son said that the tree was ugly, bent, and twisted.

The second son said no it was covered with green buds and full of promise.

The third son disagreed; he said it was laden with blossoms that smelled so sweet and looked so beautiful, it was the most graceful thing he had ever seen.

The last son disagreed with all of them; he said it was ripe and drooping with fruit, full of life and fulfillment.

The man then explained to his sons that they were all right, because they had each seen but only one season in the tree's life.

He told them that you cannot judge a tree, or a person, by only one season, and that the essence of who they are and the pleasure, joy, and love that come from that life can only be measured at the end, when all the seasons are up.

If you give up when it's winter, you will miss the promise of your spring, the beauty of your summer, fulfillment of your fall.

Moral lessons:

Don't let the pain of one season destroy the joy of all the rest.

Don't judge life by one difficult season.
Persevere through the difficult patches and better times are sure to come some time or later.

The following pictures are of the same place but taken in different seasons...

Where aRe We!!!!!!!????

Got an email from a friend, thought would like to share it here. I felt like crying, Subhanallah...

Compare the size of the earth with other planets

Now compare it with Uranus and Neptune

Now earth against Sun

Against Sun, earth is like a dot.

Think where do you find yourself now??
That is just the solar system, what about the milky way, the galaxy, the universe...oh!

Subhanallah, Subhanallah, Subhanallah ....

We're just like dust.

p/s : Click the image for a larger view. =>

Sunday, December 17, 2006

A Meeting With Allah

Asalaam u Alaikum wrwb!

Alhamdulilah this is a beautiful and inspiring video, narrating the occasion of a momentous day when the residents of Jannah shall have a meeting with Allah SWT! It is based on an authentic narration by Ibn Qayyim (RA). Please pray for all those who have helped in making this simple, yet effective, video. Ameen!

....If I worship U in fear of hell, burn me in it,
....If I worship U in hope of paradise, exclude me from it,
....but if I worship U for Your own being, don't withhold from me, Your everlasting beauty....

Watch the Video .....

Thursday, December 14, 2006

Breakthrough hailed as study shows circumcision can halve HIV risk

Found this interesting article in The Guardian while searching for some information on AIDS. Will be having lesson about Retrovirus, the causative agent for AIDS. So I need some extra information on it.... and I stumbled onto this. Great information for scientists and medical practices though ...

Circumcision can halve the risk of a man picking up the HIV infection which leads to Aids, scientists in the United States said last night. Two major trials, in Kenya and Uganda, have confirmed what doctors and campaigners have suspected and hoped for several years. The results have major implications for the fight against the Aids pandemic raging in Africa and Asia.

Read more.....

"Islam is always and forever and ever the best way of life, believe it or not..."

The Pencil Parable

Something to ponder about, ya....

"The more one is the instrument of God, the more readily God works through that instrument. If a pen rebelled against the direction of the hand, less writing would be possible."

SUCCESS keeps you GLOWING...and
ALLAH keeps you GOING!

Wallahu ta'ala a'laam....

Source : Many thanx to Ukhti Siti Yusrina Nadihah

Saturday, December 09, 2006

Burp!!! Oooopppssss......

Eating so much food is a pleasure especially when we're very hungry, we can eat a horse (are you sure about this?), but too much eating is not good for us. When we EAT TOO MUCH, we tend to get lazy ( because our stomach is soooo full, we can't do anything), then sleepiness come and we sleep for so long we forgot about solah and every other responsibilities. Beware that sleeping after eating is no good, the least u can get is esophageal reflux and when u wake up, your body will ache all over (because during sleeping, your gastrointestinal muscles are trying to work out the digestion in a horizontal position when it supposed to be vertical, imagine how hard is that, ha?).

The Prophet SAW said " Eat when you're hungry, and stop before you're full"

Here's a beautiful kindergarten song from Allah Knows Album by Zain Bikha, about a boy who ate so much. Ignore the music, let's get straight to the lyrics - here we go...


Did you ever hear about the boy
Who ate and ate and ate!
He ate early in the morning
And he ate when it was late.

But he didn’t thank Allah for all the yummy food he had
And he ate so much it made him sick!
Which really made him sad.

He ate dates in Damascus, which he thought were very nice.
And hot samoosas in Sumatra, seasoned with a special spice.

He had tacos in Tijuana with some sauce he got from Spain
And a bowl of fresh bakalava that he bartered in Bahrain.

He said gyros made in Cairo are a taste that can’t be beat,
And the lemonade in Yemen made a very special treat.

But the turkey made in Turkey
Could still use a pinch of salt.
If you ever visit Malta, you should
Have a chocolate malt!

He had pizza in his pocket, he had ketchup on his shirt,
And he bought an ice-cream sundae, so he wouldn’t miss dessert.
He had pizza in his pocket, he had ketchup on his shirt,
And he bought an ice-cream sundae, so he wouldn’t miss dessert.

On a bay in the Bahamas,
He ate bon-bons in a bunch.
And then he rushed back
Home so he could make it
Just in time for lunch!

Then one day he saw a little girl, who held her tummy tight,
And he walked over and asked her if everything was alright.

She said she was so hungry and had been hungry for so long,
Then he realized the way he ate was very very wrong.

He looked down at his own tummy and he started feeling pain-
Pain from eating too much food, but he knew not to complain.
So he brought the girl some food, shared it with her family,
Then they thanked Allah for what they had, and then he let them be.

So let’s try to learn a lesson and let’s try to do what’s right.
Eat the food your parents give you without a fuss or fight.

Always be thankful to Allah for all your yummy food,
Share what you have with others, because not sharing is rude.

Being thankful is what’s really great.
Eat the veggies on your plate.

And don’t be like the boy who always ate and ate and ate!

He had pizza in his pocket, he had ketchup on his shirt,
And he bought an ice-cream sundae, so he wouldn’t miss dessert.
He had pizza in his pocket, he had ketchup on his shirt,
And he bought an ice-cream sundae, so he wouldn’t miss dessert.

Being thankful is what’s really great.
Eat the veggies on your plate.

And don’t be like the boy who always ate and ate and ate!

I have never heard some types of the food mention above, so i've done some exploring, here...

Dates from Damascus

Hot Samosa from Sumatra

Tacos from Tijuana

Baklava from Bahrain

Gyros from Cairo

Lemonade made in Yemen

Turkey from Turkey =)

Chocolate Malt from Malta!

Bon bon in a bunch on a bay in the Bahamas

Eat the veggies on your plate!


Sunday, December 03, 2006

Subhanallah, Subhanallah, Subhanallah - TSUNAMI IN ANTARCTIC -

I can't believe my eyes when I saw this. Don't know when this happened, just got an e-mail from a friend, and thought to share it with everybody. Such a rare phenomenon (am i using this word right?) to see, ya! Unbelievable!!

If He wants, He'll make them do! Subhanallah

Don't want to say no more, let the pictures tell themselves, the rest, TUFAKKIR!!

....and the LONGEST post i've ever made, ha ha.

p/s : if anybody have any information about this, please care to share, i'd really want to know...=>

Updated :

I don't know why, but suddenly all these pics remind me o f a novel i've read by Dan Brown, Deception Point. Does it looks like another man-made objects? Hard to believe...Wallahua'lam.