Saturday, August 30, 2014

30 days of summer

Assalamualaikum and hi!

Alhamdulillah I am back in track! Back to reality after the long holiday. So..... *title post macam tajuk movie je. :P* anyway, I spend not exactly 30 days, more like 30+4 days laa at home. Quite close whattt. *whatever*

Just a summary of my 30 days at home.

1. Spend the last 7 days of Ramadhan at home

Lesson: Will you see Ramadhan again next year? bring it all out!

2. Spend time with nieces and nephews - camwhoring, selfies, making loom band, play pisang goreng, making goal post, went to the beach and swim like there is no tomorrow *except i don't know how to swim. lols* playing football with the boys, making sandcastle, sleepover in my room with the girls, and more!

Lesson: Children see, children do. Be a good example.

3. Eid celebration - there were 9/10 in the house! First raya and second raya - went down to KB, third raya- as usual, our own open house, met my old primary school friends. It was enjoyable. 

Lesson: Tighten the silaturrahim. It is Rasulullah's teaching.

4. Preparation for my brother's engagement in Ipoh - make hantaran, find the ring etc

Lesson: do good to your mother, heaven lies at your mother's feet

5. Road trip to Ipoh - another family gathering! + pool. 

Lesson: Life is a journey, travel , see and learn

6. went to Kak Huda's wedding - one of my senior that is sooo dear to me, married to the son of Abe Nan's friend. Met lots of people at the wedding, Kak Siti, Kak Faizah, Kak Ika, Afiqah, Wani etc2

Lesson: Do good to others, you will be remembered

7. Then we continue the road trip to KL to attend my cousin's son wedding, the first one on Tok Abah's side. He is just 20 and the bride is 19 y/o. wohooo. * jodoh dah sampai :)*

Lesson: no matter how old are you, when the time comes, you will get married. Be patient. Allah knows best

8. Stay in KL for few days, at Farah's house. A memorable sleepover, skype with Mirah in Langkawi, exchange stories, stay in bed because it was raining and don't feel like to go out. hahah

Lesson: Each one of us have go through challenges. But it is a custom-made. Allah knows you can face it. So, please be strong. 

9. went to KMB after 4 years Huhu, Visit teachers, helping out juniors with BEE, met old classmates - Adam, Bella, Ridhu. It felt so great! the teachers are still remember me, and their words are sooo full of wisdom. :) then, helping the teachers with roti for the graduation day. haha. We have stories behind that.  :D Met Pak cik Suzaili, KMB staff and he remembered my name! *Surprisingly*. then talked to a cleaner who worked in KMB for soo long, an unsung heroin. :) 

Lesson : attitude. no matter how high you study, don't let your ego control you.. Be as humble as possible. Respect your teachers, staffs, even cleaners. We are all same.

Pak cik Suzaili (S), Me (H), Teacher Zarina (Z)
S: bila nak kahwin?
H: tak de jodoh lagi
S; laaa, tak de jodoh lagi?
Z: ye la, kalau dah ada jodoh, mesti dah kahwin :D
H: *nice one, teacher. hehe*
10. Celebrate Mami's birthday. I made satay *family tradition for celebrating birthday* and bought present for her from all of us. Papa being so sweet by buying presents and sembunyi dekat klinik. Lols. and he forgot to bring it home. Haha.

Lesson: Jangan berkira. Give the best to your parents. 

11. Made two non-bake cheesecakes - Oreo cheesecake (the base was biskut raya. hehe) and Fruit Cocktail Cheesecake. My very first cheesecake at home. Alhamdulillah they love it :) *skills unlock!*  (why non bake? because we don't have oven or even microwave at home! for years)

Lesson: Never underestimate your ability. 

12. went to Kak Ba's wedding and Kak Na's sister wedding with Nisa' girls. Seeing them after a year, it was soo great seeing those familiar faces that always remind me of Allah. May Allah bless you all!

Lesson: Always remind others of Allah, not just by words, but by actions.

“Your best friend is the one who when seeing him reminds you of Allah, speaking to him increases you in knowledge, and his actions remind you of the Hereafter.” -Prophet Muhammad

13. Prepare for Jalinan Aidilfitri - making banner, handbill, poster, print out, distribute. Not able to attend, but able to help Alhamdulillah

Lesson: don't afraid to try new things

14. went to Kuliah Fiqh Wanita - at last, manage to join Nisa's program. I am a happy kid. hehe

Lesson: Always find time to learn new knowledge!

15. drive alone to KT for the very first time, went to Kak Iffah's wedding (at Ika's house) with Kak Ain, Sherry and Syaza. Met Sof and Shikin there. It was a wonderful wedding. And then, we went to Masjid Kristal, sharing session. My very first time at Masjid Kristal and State Library. Lols, Nama je duduk Terengganu, tapi tak pernah pergi -_-' Almost everything is my first time.

Lesson: There is no harm in trying. Don't regret if it doesn't turn out the way that you want. It is better than not trying at all.

16. Stay at Kak Aana's house, a house at the sea shore. Manage to share stories with her, learn about future career, family planning, experiences, playing with nieces, the 3 heroes :) Alhamdulillah a night well spent.

Lesson: Learn from others' experiences to become better, seek advice about life, listen to their wisdom

a pondok tempat lepak-lepak, belakang rumah. see the sea? :)

 17, Dati come back home with baby Saif, again, another sharing moments.*summer kalini rasa disayangi, almost all my siblings ask about me. ngee*

Lesson: Different people have different stories. Listen and learn from their life stories

18. Went to National Ibnu Sina Conference and Community Engagement (NICE) for second time in 4 years. Too many stories to share here! Love every bit of it. Seriously, if you ask me to describe about NICE in 3 words, I would say - AWESOME, ENJOYABLE, KNOWLEDGEABLE. Met Ustaz Hasrizal (my first time attend his program. at last! after soo many failed attempts) Listening to a talk from Muslim Specialist and practicing islam in their work, went to community service, met OKU, met younger medical students who are very enthusiastic, and have a more wonderful experience! Recharge my energy, boost my motivation.

Lesson: jangan culas dalam menuntut ilmu, Nothing is wrong with failure, but failing forward, not failing backward. Be the best student, the best doctor, Itqan! Daie professionals. Doctor fulfill the maqasid syariah, so please be serious. Usaha and then leave it to Him *too many lessons to be learnt.hehe*

19. was invited to give motivational and career talk at SMK Seri Bukit Puteri with the other two Besut girls. Alhamdulillah a new experience. I learn more.

Lesson: we make a living by what we get and we make a life by what we give. Be more grateful of what you have. 

20. Usrah with older people (like 50s, 60s) - mingle with older people is different than mingle with younger ones but I am enjoying ;)

Lesson: kutiplah mutiara walau di mana anda berada.

Hikmah itu adalah barang yang hilang milik orang yang beriman. Dimana saja ia menemukannya, maka ambillah (HR. Tirmidzi ) [tafsiran hadis - selagi mana himah itu tidak bercanggah dengan syara']

21. the most special one - all those great news. Alhamdulillah

Lesson: Allah is the most gracious and the most merciful. Be grateful to Him. Alhamdulillah :')

Thats the end of my summer in Malaysia. May Allah bless each time I have spent. Alhamdulillah safely arrive Eire.

بسم الله الرحمن الرحيم

Sahih International
By time,
Sahih International
Indeed, mankind is in loss,

Sahih International
Except for those who have believed and done righteous deeds and advised each other to truth and advised each other to patience.

p/s went to Psych Summer School back in eire, just before starting my new rotation. Alhamdulillah another new experience. :) Bismillah for the new semester. May Allah ease.

5.58 am
4 Zul Kaedah 1435H

Friday, August 15, 2014

Children's rights

Assalamualaikum and hi!

This is a summary of the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child (1989)

  1. Survival rights - The child's right to life and to the most basic needs- food, shelter, and access to healthcare 
  2.  Protection rights - against all forms of abuse, neglect, exploitation and discrimination
  3.  Participation rights - to take an active role in their communities and nations. 
  4.   Developmental rights- to achieve their full potential - education, play, freedom of thoughts, conscience and religion. Those with disabilities to receive special services

So, do you think Gaza's children got all their rights??

currently both sides are on ceasefire, so do the FB people - they are on 'cease-post', hopefully not the awareness. huhu.

a friend said, jangan jadi bermusim. agree much. Lets continue pray for them, for all victims of oppressors all over the world.

kalau bunyi mercun musim raya every seconds pon annoying, just wondering  how people in Gaza feel hearing bombing, missiles, every day? - quoted

p/s now is musim kahwin sana sini, well, at my age, it is normal. I bet next year I will be receiving more invitations. hurm. *Gepal tangan, pandang ke atas*

psst selangor milik rakyat, bukan parti. Pray for the best for Selangor. Allah knows best. Just my second thoughts, berjuanglah demi agama, bukan kuasa.

19 Syawal 1435H
Alor Lintang

Monday, August 4, 2014

islam is a tough religion?

Assalamualaikum and hi!

I have just watched this short video by Mohamed Zeyara, a young man who spread truth through FB, and youtube. Well, I think we can consider him as social media celebrity. hehe.

Anyway, here is the video and it get me inspired to share my stories with you.

Story 1

It was before Ramadhan. I went to Dublin by train and there was a lovely elderly Irish couple sit in front of me and the conversation start. [M=Men, W=Women, H=Me]

W: what religion are you?
H: Islam *with a big smile*
W; ouh, I thought you are a sister
H: eh, sorry? *not sure what she means by sister*
M: She means you are a sister, a nun

this is the first time people got me wrong and i am quite surprise. Why? in a media we read everywhere, always associate islam with hijab, oppressor and rarely with other religion. hurm, or is it because of my face? did my face look like a nun? lols.

Story 2

The same couple, the same train

M: why do you have to wear that? *pointing at my hijab*
H: Hurm, my religion ask me to wear that
M: I am not against it, but I think it is a shame to cover your lovely face
H: eh, hurm, but I feel safer this way
M: ouh, why is that?
H: I don't know how to explain it, but it is a very nice feelings *tak tahu nak susun ayat dahhh. adei*

and then, it was suddenly rained. and he said "i think I might need your scarf to cover it. hehe" and we laughed in joy.

after watching this video, I think I have the answer to your question sir.

"Islam is a discipline way of life"
"You might think all the stop signs and traffic lights are pointless, but all of these things are mean to ensure the safety and securities of the people and that is part of the faith as well.
Rasulallah s.a.w. taught us to be patient, respectful and discipline"

Story 3

In bus, on the way back to Galway. I slept late the night before because I need to sort things out i.e pack, clean up the house yadaa yadaa, so I slept in the bus *it was evening that time*, until there was an old women came and sat next to me I woke up to help her to sit, and the conversation start [W= women, H=me]

W: thank you so much, love. You can go back to sleep.
H: its ok. It is just I slept late last night.
W: you have a good late night?
H: erk *ahhhh sudah, dia dah salah faham*
W: you can have late night, but not drink too much, *and she start talking about the youth nowadays drink too much, the bad thing about drinking, sex, yadaa yadaa yadaa*
H: yeah, yeah I am agree with you. *and I told her last night I slept late because I pack  my things etc2. get the things right. hehe*
W: ouh i see
H; anyway, yup drinking is not good. even our religion didn't allow us to drink
W: at all?
H: yes, not allow at all
W: maybe a little?
H: nope, not at all
W: what religion are you?
H: *abuden ke makcik ni, aku pakai punya laa tudung, lols* Islam
W: ouh, Islam is a tough religion right?
H: erk, no. it is not that tough. *speechless with the response. tak tahu nak replied ape daaa*

she is a nice lady. We talk about lot of things, about health, drinking again, again and again. and end up, I didn't sleep at all after that :)

sekarang dah tahu dah nak jawab apaa. Islam is a way of life and it is not that difficult. Those rules are made not to be broken but to protect its believers, to become a better person, and at the same time to people around them (the believers). Islam means peace.

conclusion: read a lot, watch youtube on how to answer questions, go to seminar or any dakwah technique, gain lots of knowledge, upgrade it! it is just a simple question but if you are panic or not ready, you don't know what to answer. oh well, maybe it is just me.

Living abroad taught you lots of things, and never ever take for granted those small things about your religion, as small as the general part. Not just ibadah i.e pray, hijab, fasting issues

I am a muslim and I am proud of it.

p/s please pray for Gaza. The death toll keep on increasing. The Israelis keep on bombing the very small Gaza, and even they attacked the hospitals, schools, mosques and university! how cruel they are! There were lots of women and children died. :"( Please please please pray pray and pray! Thats our weapon. 

8 Syawal 1435H
Alor Lintang

Friday, August 1, 2014

Parut lama kembali berdarah

[a rant]

Manusia itu punya hati.
Kadang-kala luka, kadang-kala berdarah, kadang-kala bernanah.

Manusia itu sensitif.
Andai ditegur, rasa tercabar.
Andai ditanya, rasa duka.

Manusia suka rasa superior.
Rasa hebat.
Tapi lupa.
Ada lagi yang lebih hebat.
Yang Maha Esa.

Jangan pernah terasa.
Walau berada di bawah.
Kerana begitulah manusia.
Hanya seorang hamba.

Manusia itu suka berdengki.
Jika bujang, dengki pada yang sudah berkahwin.
Jika masih belajar, dengki pada yang sudah bekerja.
Jika masih belajar, dengki pada yang pandai.
Ahhh manusia.
Tidak pernah puas apa yang ada.
Terasa ingin ada semuanya.
Tidak bersyukur!

Manusia itu gopoh.
Ingin semuanya dalam sekelip mata.
Seperti ahli silap mata.
Mahu semuanya ada di depan mata.
Kadang-kala lupa yang gopoh itu syaitan.

Sakit hati.
Sakit dengan diri yang penuh dosa.
Sakit dengan perasaan yang memakan diri.
Sakit dengan sifat mazmumah yang sering kali kunjung tiba.

Kembalilah kepadaNya.
Kerana semuannya datang dari Dia.
Lupakah Dia itu jua Yang Maha Kuasa
Yang Maha Penyayang
Yang Maha Pemurah
Yang Maha Mengabulkan
Yang Maha Pengampun

Wahai dosa, pergilah dikau.
Wahai hati, kembalilah
Wahai diri, mohonlah padaNya

Wahai parut lama, jangan dibiar bernanah
Jangan dibiar berdarah lagi
Basuhlah ia dengan zikrullah.

Dear future me,
Whatever happens, keep calm, take a deep breath, smile and pray, dua'. All is well insyAllah. Stay positive and Allah knows best. It is just a test for you to become a better servant. Manusia yang paling tinggi disisi Allah adalah manusia yang bertaqwa. Thats the rank that Allah has put. Not because of your academic performance or your pangkat or your harta. but TAQWA. Ingat sampai mati!

Taqwa = berhati-hati seperti berjalan dijalan yang penuh dengan duri.. Be careful.

p/s Selamat hari raya! Taqaballahu minna waminkum. May Allah accepts our deeds.