Friday, August 27, 2010

for the name's sake

So I was reading the Quran after Asr, not because I have nothing else to do, but because it’s a nice thing to do :)

I was reading the 49th surah, al-Hujurat. Before I read a certain page in the quran, I will read the translation of the whole page first, then only I will read the Arabic verse. Because? Because it takes a loooot of time to read the meaning of verse 1, then recite it in Arabic, then read the meaning of verse 2, then recite it in Arabic. It’s a tiring process. So I read the translation of for example, a whole page 516, then only will I recite the whole page in Arabic.

I came to a conclusion that the paragraph above is unnecessary. Eh, sorry.

So I was reciting the 9th verse, and came across the word yuhibbu which means love. So I was kinda curious, oh, who is it that Allah loves?  Yes I read the meaning of the whole page, but obviously I forgot who was/were referred to in this particular verse? So I checked and it says, For Allah loves those who are fair (and just). Go back to the Arabic, which reads, InnAllaha yuhibbul muqsiteen. Now, I am crappy at Arabic but as far as I know, muqsiteen is derived from the root word qistina.

SubhanAllah, my name is in the Quran. 

(Go check it out, Al-Hujurat surah 49, verse 9)

Tuesday, August 10, 2010

What Specfic Activities should be performed in blessed month of Ramadan? Dr Zakir Naik

As usual, I jotted down some points. But you still have to watch it! Don't be lazy! It's Ramadhan!
These are just some points, but there;s more if you watch the whole video. I can't describe my note as a summary of the whole video.

What specific activities should be performed in the blessed month of Ramadhan?
By Dr. Zakir Naik.

1.     Niyyah (only for Allah)
2.     Observing the sunnah of the fast (suhoor as late as possible, iftar ASAP, be careful and avoid everything that’s haram or makruh)
3.     Implement as many sunnahs of the prophet (may peace be upon him)

1.     Growing a beard (no worries bros, you’re more gorgeous with it on)
2.     Pray in congregation (jamaah)
3.     Go to the mosque (especially bros)
4.     Offer more nafl (sunnah) prayers
5.     Pray taraweeh
6.     Do iktikaf in the last 10 days of the Holy Month
7.     Do more and more zikr (the remembrance of Allah)
8.     Read as much Quran as possible( and don’t forget the meaning of it!)
9.     Read as much authentic hadiths as possible
10. Pay the zakat
11. Maximize charity
12. Spend more time with family
13. Forgive people, as this is the month of forgiveness mashaAllah
14. Do da’wah
15. ….and lots more!

I’m now trying to get to know the prophet (may peace be upon him) more, cos I’ve been feeling that I don’t know him as much as I need to know him. He’s trying to save me from hellfire and loves me without even seeing me, so of course I need to know more about him. So I bought a book the other day and insyaAllah will be reading it everyday.

I’m also trying to memorize surahs from the quran as it is recommended by many people. But I’m trying to figure out which surahs to memorize. I’m thinking of short surahs so that it’ll be easier and this way I also can memorize more meanings of each surahs. Its not quantity, its quality, innit? Whaddaya think? Which surahs?

things that increases the iman

By Abu Usamah ad-Dhahabi.

These are some points that I managed to jot down, in case you are busy and do not have the time. But its still worth watching it. Please watch!

Things that increases the iman
1. Obeying Allah
2.     Reading/listening to the the Quran (occupying self to the Quran)
3.     Studying the sunnah of Rasulullah (may peace be upon him)
4.     Sits with people of knowledge and religious people / sits with other Muslims and talk about religion (because we ALWAYS forget)
5.     Avoiding environments that restraint you from practicing the deen / do not help you remember Allah
6.     …..and lots and lots more                                                                                                                          

Even better, Ramadhan itself is a faith booster, so Alhamdulillah I say, for these never ending blessings :)


Sunday, August 1, 2010

ramadhan is the very best, innit?

Assalamualaikum :)

I’ve been falling in love over and over and over again, and the feeling is growing stronger as we breathe! I’m feeling so good SubhanAllah! Who’s the luckiest guy on earth you ask? Its my dearest Holy Quran! The words/kalam of Allah. I figured out this maybe one of the symptoms of pre-Ramadhan. Like yesterday morning I kissed my Quran out of randomness. I was busy with some stuff so that morning I didn’t get to read it, then the lovely part of me came out and made me kiss the Quran :D

Like how Native Deen said it,

Dont ever frown, or your head looking down,
If you read the Qur'an you're the best in the town.

I thank Allah, the Most Loving,  for putting this love inside my heart. Oh how I wish I felt this long ago..It soothes me every time I read it. It crossed my mind ; SubhanaAllah, these are the exact same words that the Prophet (peace be upon him) tought, the exact same words that the Sahabas used to read, and now I’m reading it again, thousand years later. The imagination was waaay beyond my limit that I just sat and kept on pondering about it.

Oh Allah, please grant me more and more love so that I can ALWAYS love you as much as the other mukminins love you..I love you oh Allah, but sometimes I forgot. Sometimes I say I do, but deep in my heart I don’t really mean it. Audhubiilah..Astagfirullahalazim. Sometimes I seek for love from other slaves, thus forgetting You. If you make me love another slave even in the most halal way, please make it so that my love for him will never be even a dot more than that my love for my Lord.

Sorry but yes I can be a bit emotional at times. Okay I’m cool now.

So I wanna share with you my current caller tone that I’ve been using for the past few weeks. Its beneficial and catchy at the same time.

You may want to go to the Youtube page so that you can read the lyrics too, its in the description. Click Here, Life had just been made  easier for you Alhamdulillah.

My mom heard this when I used it as my alarm clock (but never wake up to it) and she's like "Whats that song that I always hear in the morning? Its soo nice!"

I can’t wait for Ramadhan, hope my love for the Quran will remain as much and stronger insyaAllah. Then I can’t wait for Eid to come so that I can FLY to Egypt!

Ana auza rouh ila Masr! I want to go to Egypt! ß My Arabic is crappy, thus the translation.

And I had a funny conversation with a dear friend. Caution : I may or may not exagerrated the conversation, but its somethin like dat.

Me : OMG I can’t wait for Ramadhan!!!  (then I shrieked a bit)

Not me : And why is that?

Me : Whaddaya mean why is that? Its Ramadhan yo! ß (LOL no I didn’t say Yo) Everyone’s excited for Ramadhan! E-ve-ry-one! Its like the super duper Holiest month!

Not me : Err, not me I guess?

LMAOOO I was soo confused that she’s not psyched for Ramadhan.

(I’ve been watching lots and super lots of lectures, will post dem soon insyaAllah)