Wednesday, March 30, 2011

Note to self.

'Courage is not the absence of fear, but rather the judgement that something else is more important than fear.'

Yup, that's right. In times like this, I would remember this saying I heard years ago. A quote I feel is etched in me and better understood as I grow. There are many other things that are more important than the fear you feel. If you could take a moment to realise that the world is not just about you, you'd see why your fear of taking that step is less important than the fact that you must take that step.

It takes courage to get up. It takes courage to pick yourself up and start running again. To run faster than you ever thought you could.

You do have courage don't you? I know you do. So, what are you waiting for?
Get up.

You must.

Wednesday, March 16, 2011

A silence that speaks

Salam alayk my brothers & sisters ^_^

Last night I came accross this video. It struck me hard. Hard because I could relate to it so much. Those times when witnessing can penetrate you rather than listening and through this story I visualised a truth that cannot be denied.

MasyaAllah, such art in da'wa ^_^

A message I truly appreciate.

Salam alayk :) To my sisters, do take this message. To my brothers, share this with your sisters.

Saturday, March 12, 2011

'Don't limit yourself,'

...she told me.

InsyaAllah, I won't~

Thursday, March 10, 2011

There is only One God.

Tawheed :)

I found this video and fell in love. hee ^_^ I've always thought videos like this are creative. Simple & most importantly get's the message accross insyaAllah.

Nice ey? Now, now this isn't something only for fun to sing along with. What's more important is for that message to sink in. What's the most important message here? There is only One God. Allah...

Allah alone. No one else...

Wednesday, March 9, 2011

Good Character

Salam alayk brothers & sisters :)

These days Allah has given a test in which I have never been through before. MasyaAllah, I see it as a chance for 'amal'! InsyaAllah ^_^ I see now that it's so true when someone said to me before, to be able to really feel that the Quran is meant for you and to understand it is to experience it. What is this experience? How do we experience and feel the relevance of His words? It is to go through the same path as Rasulullah s.a.w our beloved prophet :) Yup, that's how. To know sirah (history) and follow his ways. Then only will you find yourself in the same condition as him and feel the words of Allah in your heart. Feel that Allah is explaining to you what has happened, what you feel & what you should say and do.

After knowing this my brothers & sisters, can you live without doing da'wa? Da'wa which is Rasulullah's greatest sunnah, can you go on living your life without it? You can't!

Here's just one of my favourite videos. A portion out of a speech Hamza Yusuf made. Just to remind me of the importance of 'akhlak'. One of the most important things in da'wa :)

InsyaAllah, may He guide me through this and give me strength. May He give strength to us all.

Monday, March 7, 2011

Wisdom found!

MasyaAllah! ^_^

Salam alayk brothers & sisters! Why am I so excited? Coz as I was flipping through my notebook I found hidden wisdom! hee :) What do I mean by that? Well, it was something I jotted down quite a while ago and I totally forgot about it. Let me write it here then.

Hasan Basri (Rahimahullah) advised some of his students, admonishing them about avoiding the state of being proud. He said, 'Do not decieve yourself into being too proud because you are in a good & righteous environment, for there is no place that is better than paradise, and our father Adam experienced there what was known to all. Do not become proud merely because you worship often, for consider what happened to Iblis after he spent a great deal of time worshipping. Do not think yourself great because you have met with righteous people, for there is no man more righteous than the prophet, yet the disbelievers and hypocrites did not benefit simply by knowing him.'

You know, I was thinking. Sometimes we tend to decieve ourselves a lot more than other people. I mean, we may think we are smart at decieving others but the one we are actually decieving is our ownself. Didn't get what that meant before when as a child my mum told me, 'If you don't keep your promise, you are only lying to yourself.' I understand now mama. :) Jazakillah~

Three loaves of bread.

Salam alayk ^_^

Something light tonight before I study. Have you heard of this story? Starting off with 3 loaves of bread. A simple story exposing a simple truth that only the heart that is willing to see and listen would understand deeply. May that heart be yours and mine insyaAllah :) Let's watch!

Astaghfirullah...may He protect us all from being decieved by this dunya. An ustaz once shared something about the companions' iman. They see the dunya and treat it as if it is a illusion..therefore they have no interest in it. One of the examples being that they have no love for wealth and give it away so easily, and we know how they live with only the very basic of things. Well, in return for that as they hunger akhirah and long for it so much, to them, Allah made akhirah seem so real. MasyaAllah! :)

Incredible don't you think? To really know what's important up to the point that Allah let's you take a glimpse of that eternal life. Subhanallah...reflect on how we are!