Sunday, 28 April 2013

CULTURE OF FEAR

FEAR
of The Unknown!
to simply step outside of our comfort zone!
to venture to where no man has gone before!

ONCE,
I WAS taught to fear the unknown,
I WAS told to hate someone or something I never even met,
I WAS warned not to even think of venturing to where no man has even been before!

THEN,
Al-Hujurat:6
An-Namlu:64
we KNOW that seeking the truth is ones duty and ones obligation,
we KNOW that passing judgemet without proof is a GRAVE sin,
we KNOW that the ability to make choices and evaluate situations with clear guidelines of HALAL and HARAM is a gift granted upon humans,
we KNOW that traveling the road less taken promises adventure, new friends, new ideas, new ways and means to gain betterment of oneself...

YET,
staying in ones' comfort zone is so confortable,
listening to gossip and hearsays are just too easy,
spreading BAD news and exposing one's AIB are just too entertaining,
passing false judgement and being unjust to someone or something we never even met are 'easy path' to gain popularity,
repeating what our predecesessors and what the masses do and believe are just too effortless, elementry and painless...

THUS,
there's nothing wrong with seeking comfort, ease, entertainmment, popularity with less effort and without hardship

BUT,
An-Nisa:59
Ar-Ra'd:11
becoming the agent of change that sets everything back on the right path is MUCH more rewarding
becoming the one who exposes the truth rather than lies is MUCH an easier way to be popular
putting faith in Allah and Rasul rather than blindly follow MISTAKES of our predecessors are just so JUST and FAIR!

BE the better person
BEGIN with kindness

Wallahu A'lam

Friday, 26 April 2013

Q-Time Bersama Keluarga

The term of Q-Time itself defines the activity for Thursday's ANZAC Day, 25.04.2013!
Spending time with 'Family' and 'Closest of Friends'

Praise be to Allah SWT for all the chances and opportunities granted!
Quality time spent! Brief but worth every second!
Worth blogging about this day's Q-Time!
Skills practised!
Patience tested!
Conversations shared!
Lagends reliven!
Experience kicked in!
Plans executed!
Issues listened and solved!
Overdue procrastinations completed!

Started the day after Fajr Prayers. Concluded at 10.00pm. Love every second of it. Worth every cent spent.

1. Really miss and enjoy the toilet stops for myself and the kids. How this strenghten parent-child relationship. Diper-change, toilet stops. Comparing myself (six-strong experience) to new parents. Can't help overhearing inexperience parents (mat salleh) toilet-conversing with their child. Many conversed with love and patience, but regretably some conversed/actioned with inexperience, harsh and inpatient.

2. Witnessing the kids growing-up before your very eyes, gaining new confidence and skills, pacticing new courage overcoming fear, becoming more assertive and speaking up their minds.
:Amsyar climbed on of the enclosures, confusing the fauna inside of who's spectating who. Petting the koala, emu, wombat and roos. Staring the koala in the eyes reminding who's the boss.
:Aiham hand-fed the kangaroos, handled snake and being more photogenic than ever.
:Muhyi realising more and more that he is the big brother now. Teaching the skills and know-hows to his two little brothers.
:Muiz more attentive to details. Reminding and teaching his dad what should never be forgotten.
:Ain strapping, unstrapping Aiham in his childseat. Assisting and being very motherly and very sisterly like but maintaining cool and humble. Abah noticed it Ain. :-)
:Aimin. Wow! Being more and more abah-like. Enjoyed the talk on Transformers, Legends of Temasik and Swordfish, independence and slavery, defence and education, dependent and independent. Asking for simple and plain but getting over-complex (guitar and electric guitar). Planning, executing and evaluating. Intelligence.

3. Identifying and discriminating the Urgent and the Important. Able to identify and setting priorities.
Urgent and Important like Solat! Remember to always perform solat!
Urgent but not Important.
Not urgent but Important.
Not urgent and not Important. Why the fuss? Why prolonging? Why wasting time, money and effort?

4. Intelligence. Skills.
Failing to PLAN is actually planning to FAIL!
Remember Hang Nadim! Remember 'Temasek and Todak'

5. Envy and jellousy.
Remember the war horse! For envy and jellousy slowly eats-up the sound heart like the flames eat-up firewoods

6. Legends, Myths and History are recorded and retold not to bring us down or to plan us for the better.

Wallahu A'lam.

Sunday, 7 April 2013

Mentafsir Hati, Akal, Perbuatan! Berlebih2 Mentafsir Perkara Ghaib!

Berlebih2an Pentafsiran Perkara Ghaib!

= melayan sangkaan dan andaian. Sedangkan kita tahu bahawa sangkaan (dzon) ada yang baik namun BANYAK yang buruk

= membelakangkan fakta, bukti dan logik akal. Sedangkan kita tahu bahawa dalil akli serta nakli adalah jalan menuju kebenaran

= pembenihan khurafat serta pencambahan syirik. Sedangkan kita tahu bahawa penggantungan terhadap selain daripada Allah SWT akan MEMBATALKAN IMAN

= membakar hasad dan dengki. Sedangkan kita tahu bahawa hasad serta dengki (al-hiqdu wa al-hasadu) membakar jantung (al-qalb) sepertimana bara memakan kayu api

= membuak perbandingan dengan sesuatu yang diluar jangkaan kita. Sedangkan kita tahu untuk mengukur baju di badan sendiri, tahu bersyukur pada pemberian Ilahi.

Pendek kata, carilah ketenangan dengan minimumkan pentafsiran terhadap perkara ghaib!

Wallahu a'lam!