Monday, December 28, 2009

6 days = rm 670?

ain't it like not worth it at all?

who cares.

they are all i have.

happy going back home~!

mak, ayah, kakak, arif, izzati, aziz, fellow hamsters and goldfishes,
wait for me tau!

char kuey teow, kek coklat mak masak, spaghetti kakak buat, murtabak pasar malam batu 14.

tunggu saye tau!


i'm going home.
back to the place where I belong.
where their love is always been enough for me ^_^

p/s: there's no home like one u've got, because the home belongs to you :)

Thursday, December 24, 2009

Something's Gotta Give

Your strength needs you to use it wisely.

Ever had a session when in a small group, people will tell your strength and your weaknesses?
At that time, we train ourselves to be as open as possible to accept other’s critics towards us.

Imagine right now is your turn to listen, and other people will tell you your strength and weaknesses.
Ok. "You’re a very nice person, easygoing, hardworking, can cook well, bla bla bla."

How do you feel when people are telling your good side?
Happy? Proud? Over the cloud? Trying hard to hide your smile and keep humble?
Ok now, your friends are telling the bad side of you. Not a bad side, just your weaknesses.
Again, how do you feel?

Most people will focus more on their weaknesses, as they know that they got to do something with it. Improving one self. “After this, I will do this and this and this....”, in order to minimize their weaknesses.

But what about the ‘strength’ part? Aren’t you gonna do something with it too? Does your strength is only exists to make you proud, so full of yourself? When you’re keeping your mind full with weaknesses that you have to handle, don’t forget about your strength. God gives you that good side of yours to fulfil your purpose of life. No other reason than that. What’s your purpose of life that your strength got to serve? Tepuk hati, tanya iman.

Lagipun, you’re great @ good @ strong not solely because of your own effort. It’s Him, and always Him. Without a strength given by Him, you cant even move a single muscle. Stiil proud of yourself? Remember, He’s always the Greatest. You’re just a small spec in this world. His world.

Allah menawarkan kita satu perdagangan yang sangat2 menguntungkan. Gunakan apa yang Dia berikan untuk jalanNya, ganjaran yang tidak ternilai harganya sedia menanti. Semua alat2 yang kita perlukan telah Allah sediakan. Cuma kita yang mahu atau tidak menggunakannya dalam perdagangan ini.
"Sesungguhnyà Allah telah membeli dari orang-orang mü'min, diri dan harta mereka dengan memberikan syurga untuk mereka. Mereka berperang pada jalanAllah, lalu mereka dibunuh atau terbunuh. Itu yang menjadi janji yang benar dari
Allah di dalam Taurat, Injil, dan Al Qur-an. Dan siapakah yang lebih menepati janjinya (selain) daripada Allah? Maka bergembiralah dengan jual beli yang telah kamu lakukan, dan itulah kemenangan yang besar". (At Taubah: 111)

Sunday, December 20, 2009

The Mosque

Holiday has started. Unlike others, mine is only for 2 weeks. Though one might think that it's too short, we're not talking about the length. We're talking about the quality of your holiday. If you wasted your time by sleeping all day long, what's the meaning of holiday anyway. huhu :~

yesterday, we went to d nearest mosque to our house, our very 1st time since we moved into this house. Since we're on holiday, so this much time we spend going here and there, including our aim to pray at every mosque in our neighbourhood. :) our first objctive is basically to spread Your words, maybe by teaching the kids reciting Your book first. Secondly, of course to mingle around wit the locals :)

However, what happened was a bit unexpected (we actually dont know what to expect pun). We arrived a bit late for magrib prayer as the jemaah is already dismissed. Dipendekkan cerita, the muslimat was only the 4 of us, no other locals. muslimin also only a handful. when we enter the mosque, all of them went out (as if to allow us to pray peacefully), except the imam (but he went to the other side of the mosque, far from our sight). Huuu. terasa cam diboikot ke ape. Cam lawak pun ada gak.
Finished praying, we sat for a while, discussing about this 'unexpected' happening. Obviously our second motive cant be achieved dis way since there's no other muslimat that we can talk to. About our 1st motive, we're still calculating, trying to learn the culture here. Seems like sitting n discussing among us will not help, we try to catch the imam (the last of muslimin to leave the mosque), to talk n get to know things around here. (padahal selama ni memang x penah buat pun kat tempat sendiri. huhu)

Subhanallah, Barakallah, Alhamdulillah~!

These were the words that he kept uttering towards us, very happy to hear that we're not originally from this land. Besides the fact that we came to this mosque. From his explanation, our neighbourhood got 120 families, only 20 are muslims. No wonder the number of people going to the mosque is very little. Unless when there are taklim or any teachings going on, or the Friday prayer.

From our quite long conversation with him, so many things we learnt. He just know how to put it, teaching us while conversing. About being a true muslim, the concept of istiqamah defined differently by each of khulafa' ar-rasyidin, berbaik sangka as man is not perfect, and many more :) Unfortunately i didnt bring my note book to jote it all down :P

Thanks to Allah, though our first intention to come here isnt fulfilled, but You give us something better instead :) Indirectly, our existence here is known, therefore insyaallah if we want to do or volunteer anything, things will get easier insyaallah. Cant wait for another visit to the mosque again :)

Wednesday, December 16, 2009

futsal vs football.

mind you, the title doesnt have nything to do wit what i'm going to say.

the last time i touch a ball with my foot was bout a year and a half ago.
playing with my cousins at the field in my neighbourhood.
mind you, my cousins are all XY.
enough to make a football team.

6 december 2009.

outbound. futsal arena. cool.
after a long time,
today it was something new.
playing with people with XX 23rd-pairing of chromosomes,
the vibe is different.
gladly playing without any xy watching,
with the arena is ontop of the hill,
there's a wave of satisfaction.

one thing makes me ponder.
ever encounter a time when one of your teammates retreat,
taking place at the side of the field,
without any substitutes to replace,
with an excuse, "ey dah penat la. duduk kejap la."
have you?
without informing other teammates,
he/she takes decision in their own hands,
without considering what will the captain says.
surely the team will be crippled,
losing one of their asset,
though the 'asset' never realize that he/she is an asset for the team.

other teammates are also tired. it's not he/she alone.
but they move on, keep playing their parts on the field.
without whining, focusing their mind on the goal.
they know, though their kicks & skill might not be powerful enough to qualify them as a prolific player,
but their contributions by making a small kick to the ball do means something.
at least they make the ball move. towards the goal.
while the one who retreat only watch from afar,
the team is winning.
finally, they're celebrating their victory.
at that time, the one who retreat stands up,
joining the cheering team.
but deep inside,
there's a hollow in his heart.
"i'm not the one who make my team wins."
Is dat a regret i smell?

Who ask you to leave the field when you know you could contribute something?
It's you, and it's your own decision.
Your captain asks you to move towards the goal,
but you're the one who retreat.
Maybe it's too late for another game.
The only thing you can do is to seek forgiveness from your captain.

But now as you're reading this,
you're still apart from this game.
wait. or are you the one who's retreating?
i hope not.
lets play our part.
keep the ball rolling.
just do it.

Monday, December 14, 2009

define celebration

13 December 2009

tiada apa yang perlu disambut.

perjuangan kita masih belum selesai.

Alhamdulillah ya allah, subhanallah ya allah, allahuakbar ya allah.
hari ini Kau beri kesempatan utk ku menigisinya keranaMu, di atas jalanMu.
Terima kasih ya Allah atas semangat & kekuatan yg Kau beri,
atas ilham yang Kau kurniakan kepada kami.
Insyaallah, segalanya atas izinMu, Allah :)
hati kami ini hanya untukMu, Allah :)

p/s: thanks 4 besday card n phone call from mak n ayah @ makkah, sms from aziz n izzati, msgs from ayiep n kakak, choc bar from sisters @ hanan, wooden wishes from housemates, early wishes from iqbal n ashira, phonecall from sabrina @dublin n heni,skype call from kuri @ iowa,faiza @ dublin, najah,ijah n kautharians @ pmc,sms from nurus,kak fina,kak diba,kak dib,kak dmad,izza,muiz,adlan,zuhri.meaningful facebuk posts from ayuni,seha,jihan,hanis,hammad,akmal,nik syuk,sabrina,tipah, zuleeza, syafiqjohar,kakzam, faiqah n so many others,juniors & seniors. (x larat nk taip dah.) u guys made my day :)

Tuesday, December 8, 2009

sparks fly ~

The wind blew.
The grass was damp. Thanks to the rain.
Small Island stood in the middle of the valley,
And there were we.
It was a campfire.
The warmth envelopes cold hearts.

staring at the flame,
feels like being absorbed,
pulled into the unknown world of it.
It was magical.
From the core of the flame to the darkness of the sky,
The sparks flew up into the night.
But it's for mere seconds.
Disappear, beaten by the cold night.
A beauty that never lasts.

But Lord, Your flame will never fade.
The sparks will burn, stabbing the core of unfaithful hearts.
A fire that will never be a beauty anymore.
Indeed, a nightmare.
The sparks will never fade, never disappear,
Because You promised,
The Fire of Yours will alight till eternity.

Safe us Allah,
Because we don’t want to wake up into nightmare.

Safe us Allah,
Because You are our saviour.
Our One and only.

"Those who reject
Our signs, We shall soon
Cast into the Fire;
As often as their skins
Are roasted through,
We shall change them
For fresh skins,
That they may taste
The penalty: for Allah
Is Exalted in Power, Wise"
[Al-Quran 4:56]

"He who created Death
And life that He
May try which of you
Is best in deed;
And He is the Exalted
In Might, Oft-Forgiving"
[Al-Quran 67:2]

Monday, December 7, 2009

6 december 2009. Happy anniversary!

It has been 5 months since the day that truly change my life.
You show me,
"Basirah, what you want isnt always what you will get.
Take this.
I'll see how you will handle this test."

Name any emotion that cross your mind,
that's how I felt the moment I know that my future will utterly change.
Expect the unexpected?
I dont think so.
Unexpected things is expected when you know that your life is truly in His hands.

Away from my closest sahabiah(s),
You put me in a situation that I know,
"my life will totally depends on You."

Tears never will change a thing,
Regret never turns back time.

One thing I know,
strength is with none but You.

Guide me Allah,
pull me back if I astray from You.

Here I am in this land,
trying to prove You
that I'll try to pass Your challenge.
5 years from now onwards,
we will see.

Happy 5th month anniversary to That day.

p/s: 6 December is also Siti Aisyah Hussin's besday. In Dabelin now, growing to become a better servant of Yours. Grant her happiness Allah, guide her every single way. Let us meet Allah, though not here, insyaAllah in the hereafter.
kepada teman2 lain, semoga kita sama2 thabat di atas jalan-Nya. ^_^

saya tak kan lupa hari ni :)

Thursday, December 3, 2009

Plato, aku dan Dia (pt.2)

Okies. The last post was about Plato's thought, which align with Allah's description of alam ruh and the hereafter.
Now.let's continue.

3) Menurut Plato lagi, dunia ini terbahagi kepada 2 bahagian, iaitu dunia fizikal dan dunia idea. ‘Realiti’ yang sentiasa berubah adalah dunia fizikal, manakala realiti yang sempurna dan hakikat yang sebenar adalah dunia idea.

4) Plato menolak pendapat Protagoras yg meragui adanya kebenaran. Bagi Plato, ada pengetahuan yg sempurna. Ada kebenaran abadi yg tidak dapat dijangkau oleh setiap orang.

* Hidup di dunia sekarang ini, memang bukan realiti hidup sebenar, sebab kehidupan yg abadi tu hanyalah apabila kita di ‘sana’ nanti. Pada kenyataan 3, Plato sendiri mengakui bahawa dunia fizikal yg kita lalui sekarang adalah berubah- ubah, tidak kekal. Namun, dunia idea @ alam ruh@ alam ghaib itulah yg sebenarnya hakikat kehidupan kita nanti. Kehidupan selepas kematian kita adalah perkara ghaib kerana masih belum berlaku.

Kenyataan 4 Plato juga amat menarik. Dia mengakui adanya pengetahuan yang sempurna yg tak terjangkau manusia biasa. Milik siapakah pengetahuan sempurna itu? Pastinya Dia Yang Maha Mengetahui. Ilmu Allah itu amat luas, walau dicatat dengan dakwat dari 7 lautan masih tidak akan habis tercatat.

"Dan sekiranya segala pohon yang ada di bumi menjadi pena, dan segala lautan (menjadi tinta), dengan dibantu kepadanya tujuh lautan lagi sesudah itu, nescaya tidak akan habis Kalimah-kalimah Allah itu ditulis. Sesungguhnya Allah Maha Kuasa, lagi Maha Bijaksana."
(Surah Luqman:27)

Still remember about Plato’s Allegory of the Cave? Recall it back and then you will realize that this world that we are living now is just a shadow, satu bayangan awal tentang kehidupan akhirat nanti. The real world is out there, beyond our grasp if we don’t open our eyes to see the real truth. If our eyes are wide open to see the truth, then we will never be cheated by this impermanent world. The shadow.

5)Plato: manusia bersifat dualistic (jiwa n jasad). Jiwa terperangkap dlm tubuh.
Menurut Aristotle: jiwa sbg suatu yg menjiwai/ menggerakkan badan.

*masih ingat hadis Qalb?

"dlm tubuh manusia itu ada seketul daging, jika baik daging itu, maka baiklah jasadnya..jika buruk daging itu maka buruklh jasad itu. Maka ketahuilah bhw daging itu adalah hati".

6)Filsafat secara dasarnya mahu memecahkan 3 persoalan ini:
- siapakah manusia itu?
- Apakah hidup ini sebenarnya?
- Adakah hidup ini sekadar peluang dengan nasib yang melempar dadu rawak?

* tak perlu untuk kita membongkar semua buku2 falsafah yang ada. The best encyclopedia ever was written by HIm. turn back to al-Quran, your life questions will be asnwered, for those who thinks.

Plato, aku dan Dia (pt.1)

For our general knowledge subject module, we need to learn filsafat ilmu (philosophy @ theory of knowledge, and critical thinking).
Firstly, who is Mr. Plato?
Plato or his real name is Aristokles is a great philosopher long time ago, and was called as Plato by his teacher.
How did he got ‘Plato’?
Plato = plateau= dahi lebar. hohohoh.
His thoughts were greatly influenced by big names like Pythagoras, Parmenides, Heraclitos and Socrates.

There are few things about Plato’s way of thinking that makes me wonder, as if he was been given ‘enlightenment’ by the Almighty.

1) According to Parmenides: Realiti adalah kenyataan yg abadi, tidak berubah oleh waktu. Plato menyebutnya sebagai dunia idea. Menurutnya, dunia idea adalah dunia gagasan, yang merupakan tempat nyawa- nyawa manusia sebenarnya berada.

2) Plato: “Pengetahuan bukanlah hasil pengamatan deria, kerana dunia yang kita amati ini hanyalah bayangan daripada dunia idea.”
- kerana realiti adalah bayangan dunia idea, maka pengetahuan kita tentang realiti dunia fizikal ini bersifat kabur. Ketika kita lahir, kita membawa pengetahuan bawaan, iaitu pengetahuan yg diperoleh semasa jiwa kita masih di dunia idea.

* Bila diteliti kembali pandangan Plato ini, lampu di minda saya tiba2 menyala. Pertamanya, saya terfikir bahawa ‘dunia idea’ yang dinyatakan Plato ini sebenarnya adalah alam ruh. Pada pernyataan 1 & 2, cuba kita renung kembali firman-Nya;
“Dan ingatlah ketika Tuhanmu mengeluarkan dari sulbi anak cucu Adam keturunan mereka dan Allah mengambil kesaksian terhadap roh mereka “Bukankah Aku ini Tuhanmu?” Mereka menjawab, “Betul (Engkau tuhan kami), kami bersaksi.”
(Al- A’raf: 172)
Janji yang kita lafazkan di hadapan Allah ini diungkapkan semasa kita masih belum bernama, masih sebagai suatu ruh yang belum ditiupkan ke dalam jasad seorang manusia.Di Alam Ruh. Janji yang telah diungkapkan ini menjadi fitrah kita sebagai manusia, iaitu mengakui adanya Dia sebagai Tuhan kita. Fitrah inilah yang sepatutnya (supposedly) mencorakkan pemikiran kita di dunia ini, sebagaimana yang dinyatakan Plato sebagai “pengetahuan bawaan.”

p/s: My intention of writing this isnt to show off Plato as someone genius or superior. Absolutely no. Let's open our eyes to see that He is true, His words are the truth. whenever we learn something, try not to just swallow it. Think, as He asks us to think.