Monday, October 20, 2014

Because life is.....



Because we seek for happiness and joy all the time...
We want things to be fine and for us to get along...

BUT

Life will never be so.

Not everyone will agree,
Not everybody will see what you see,
Understand the way you do,
Care when you want too,
Worry about the same things that you do,

Life will never be so...

That our perspectives will  be the same,
That the reasons behind our actions will be similar,
That our joy will be also joy to another.

Our joys seems annoying,
Our tears seem confronting,
Our shares seem destroying,
Our views are twisting...

So I comfort myself saying life will never be so...

Never perfect,
Never pleasing to all,
Never without faults,
Never without failures,
Never without mistakes,
Never without embarrassments,

Never without sins,
Never without wrongs,
Never without sadness,
Never without pain...
Never without grieve,
Never without worry...

So you see...

The mistake you see in me...
Is a mistake you have in you...

The mistake others make, we simply make it too...

Take it easy...

People are silly, people say things that are nasty...
 

BUT

People who do reflect...

They feel slightly uneasy,
They say sorry,

They try to improve...

They realize,
That truly life is temporary...

So don't waste time with issues that are petty,
Just focus and be the best you can be.

Forgive yourself AND also others,
Consider all your sisters and brothers,

Just simply move along,
Be strong,
Don't prolong,

Because sometimes things that matter don't matter...
And things that don't actually do..

IF you understand what I'm trying to tell you :)

-Just another night in Brisbane-
 






Sunday, August 17, 2014

GIVING UP

It is not possible to give up simply because you are a Muslim. You feel like giving up at times. The blessed Prophet did as well. Frustrations are a part of life.

BUT Muslims don't give up. They just don't. They have faith. And faith does magical things to a person.

BUT at times giving up on someone make sense. Because actions speaks louder than words to put it simply. The "attitude" that drives you up the wall is there to test your patience.

How patient must you be if the person does not take extra effort to change? How long must you swallow and how long must you weep in silence hoping for something or someone to change? Maybe yes long... The Prophets peace be upon them all -- some waited hundreds of years.

Acquiring patience is a skill.   I don't have the skill and have yet to master
patience... My Ummi reminds me of the ayah in Ali-Imran constantly... ayah 200. I can remember it at the top of my head...

"O you who have believed, persevere and endure and remain stationed and fear Allah that you may be successful."
  
I have not persevered. How can I expect anything from Allah I ask myself...


Well one thing for sure is that anything which befalls a believer is good for them. I believe that. VERY much. For the hadith states clearly


Wondrous is the affair of the believer for there is good for him in every matter and this is not the case with anyone except the believer. If he is happy, then he thanks Allah and thus there is good for him, and if he is harmed, then he shows patience and thus there is good for him.
Source: Sahih Muslim 2999, Grade: Sahih 

How amazing is that. How wondrous is that. 

And that is how I will choose to live. 

I will add sadness, anger, shame, regret, tears here and there for I am a human being.

But at the back of my complicated, passionate mind I  say to myself...

It is all good

.. despite.....

Australia
-Brisbane-

عَجَبًا لِأَمْرِ الْمُؤْمِنِ إِنَّ أَمْرَهُ كُلَّهُ خَيْرٌ وَلَيْسَ ذَاكَ لِأَحَدٍ إِلَّا لِلْمُؤْمِنِ إِنْ أَصَابَتْهُ سَرَّاءُ شَكَرَ فَكَانَ خَيْرًا لَهُ وَإِنْ أَصَابَتْهُ ضَرَّاءُ صَبَرَ فَكَانَ خَيْرًا لَهُ
Wondrous is the affair of the believer for there is good for him in every matter and this is not the case with anyone except the believer. If he is happy, then he thanks Allah and thus there is good for him, and if he is harmed, then he shows patience and thus there is good for him.
Source: Sahih Muslim 2999, Grade: Sahih
- See more at: http://www.faithinallah.org/everything-decreed-is-good-for-the-believer-both-ease-and-hardship/#sthash.v6sSIwTf.dpuf


عَجَبًا لِأَمْرِ الْمُؤْمِنِ إِنَّ أَمْرَهُ كُلَّهُ خَيْرٌ وَلَيْسَ ذَاكَ لِأَحَدٍ إِلَّا لِلْمُؤْمِنِ إِنْ أَصَابَتْهُ سَرَّاءُ شَكَرَ فَكَانَ خَيْرًا لَهُ وَإِنْ أَصَابَتْهُ ضَرَّاءُ صَبَرَ فَكَانَ خَيْرًا لَهُ
Wondrous is the affair of the believer for there is good for him in every matter and this is not the case with anyone except the believer. If he is happy, then he thanks Allah and thus there is good for him, and if he is harmed, then he shows patience and thus there is good for him.
Source: Sahih Muslim 2999, Grade: Sahih
- See more at: http://www.faithinallah.org/everything-decreed-is-good-for-the-believer-both-ease-and-hardship/#sthash.v6sSIwTf.dpuf

عَجَبًا لِأَمْرِ الْمُؤْمِنِ إِنَّ أَمْرَهُ كُلَّهُ خَيْرٌ وَلَيْسَ ذَاكَ لِأَحَدٍ إِلَّا لِلْمُؤْمِنِ إِنْ أَصَابَتْهُ سَرَّاءُ شَكَرَ فَكَانَ خَيْرًا لَهُ وَإِنْ أَصَابَتْهُ ضَرَّاءُ صَبَرَ فَكَانَ خَيْرًا لَهُ
Wondrous is the affair of the believer for there is good for him in every matter and this is not the case with anyone except the believer. If he is happy, then he thanks Allah and thus there is good for him, and if he is harmed, then he shows patience and thus there is good for him.
Source: Sahih Muslim 2999, Grade: Sahih
- See more at: http://www.faithinallah.org/everything-decreed-is-good-for-the-believer-both-ease-and-hardship/#sthash.v6sSIwTf.dpuf

Tuesday, March 12, 2013

Loneliness is a gift...

 





Because being lonely is one of life's greatest pleasures. I love being alone. I miss being alone, just me and my thoughts. I love being alone somewhere near nowhere so that I may contemplate. I haven't found time to do so much. I've been to tied up with hectic routines.. A deep feeling in me... of wanting to be alone searching for solace creeps in. Yes tahajjud in the middle of the night is a great way of being alone with your Lord. All the others sleep and snore but having that strength to wake up and sujud in the wee hours of the morning is a gift. Not everyone God allows to wake up and prostrate to Him. Only the chosen ones... I keep asking when I'm slacking in my Tahajjud...Why? What and where did I  go wrong untill I am denied from the gift of prostrating and can find NO stregth to open my eyes, take my Wudhu' to pray. I believe the fault lies in me. I must have done, said, did something wrong.

Remember how the Prophet pbuh during his late years before entering Prophethood? He contemplated all the time on top of Mount Hira'. He found peace in being alone. I do too really. And being alone close to nature.. THAT is profound.

"People think being alone makes u lonely. I don’t think that's true. Being surrounded by the wrong people is the loneliest thing in the world" - Shiekh Waleed B

Imagine the peace of being alone, with your thoughts close to God. Bliss.



Saturday, February 23, 2013

Please..please..please...

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Testing nak masuk vlog... with Imran's self recorded vlog entitled Please, please please.. I want to baca Quran tapi baca doa tidur....

Saturday, February 19, 2011

Ocean

I know it has been quite sometime....

i know i shouldn't have swam up the surface...

i should have continued on diving ...but i needed air....

i missed the beauty down under again....

i miss the peace, the beauty and the tranquility...

forgive me....im only human.....

forgive me... forgive me...forgive me....

as for now, i wish im at the beach.... feet buried in the sand.... a coffee mug in my hand.... watching the waves splash, memories start to flash....

Saturday, April 17, 2010

No point

May Allah grant us the inner strength and peace to reach our true utmost potential...

May Allah protect us and guide us - for without it we would be fooled in this worldly maze that has no end... "Dan ingatlah kehidupan di dunia ini tidak lain hanyalah kesenengan bagi orang yang terpedaya" (Ali 'Imran 3:185)

17 times a day we ask The Most gracious the Most Merciful to guide us...ihdinassiratolmustaqim...

Yet sometime i loose track Ya Allah... i get off balanced...i fall down...please let me get back up... and be the person im suppose to be...

Allah is too kind..too close...too forgiving, too loving...but why do we ask and seek upon 'elsewhere' for contentment?

NIlai semula....Kuatkan minda...

Genggam bara sehingga menjadi api...

Lots of Love,
Dina

Thursday, March 25, 2010

SUKA...RELA


I give tribute to people who do things voluntarily, not wanting any gain, any fame, any thanks, "anything" basically ...but just for the sake of doing good...because doing good makes them feel good...

I think this "value" is instilled very young not directly but indirectly buy non other than the people who influences your life the most - yes that's right.....the parents or guardian. If one was raised with ideas like "tak payahlah...menyusahkan diri sendiri buat apa" - it is subconsciously then engraved in ones head that indeed "helping for the sake of helping" sangatlah menyusahkan...

I know people like that..selfish (but they dont realize) dan sangatlah self centered. Memang tak suka menolong...kalau dah TERpaksa dan DIpaksa barulah nak tolong. Tak merasa NIKMAT menolong dan memberi. Tolong tu memanglah kena susah sikit, kalau senang dan tak susah tak menolong lah tu...

I thank god i was brought up by Ummi... Ummi yang gemar menolong dan memberi. Nampak orang berjalan lebih lagi yang mengandung dan tua ditumpangkan dalam mobil kecil kami. Baju lama tak pernah disimpan sampai berhabuk dan kepam. Duit dan makanan tidak pernah dikira dan dicatu, namun rezeki sentiasa ada. InsyaAllah Ummi, ill try to instill these values in my Amna, Azra and Imran along the way. My abi? never ever kedekut dengan ilmu... very extremely generous indeed...

I received a call from Abi who is actually in Dhaka, Bangladesh - poverty stricken country that needs many good souls to lend a hand... Abi is flying to arrange some micro-finance help to poor people over there. Abi also mentioned the team from Malaysia's MERCY diketuai oleh Prof Dr Ahmad Sukari Halim dari USM yang memberi rawatan pembedahan percuma kepada kanak-kanak yang mempunyai masaalah bibir sumbing. Mereka tinggalakan keluarga, negara, keselesaan dan tidak mendapat habuan wang walau sedikit pun.

Tertanyakah kita kenapa mereka sanggup melakuknnya? Kerana mereka insan berjiwa mulia. Saya berdoa saya dapat menyumbang sebegitu rupa, memberi sinar kepada manusia yang memerlukan.... Kerana apa? kerana saya pasti apa yang mereka peroleh kembali yang tidak berupa apa jua "kebendaan dunia" lebih memuaskan jiwa dan raga!

Tanyalah pada diri apa pula yang telah kita beri? dengan sukarela?

I personally think all university students should be made to join an NGO and volunteer.. it does wonders, social work... it needs to be encouraged and promoted to those who never even thought about it...it does change perceptions and views of life and values...

:) May Allah bless you all.... those who do good without wanting anything in return,may we fill ourselves with the same spirit....