Friday, 20 September 2013

Thursday, 19 September 2013

Wednesday, 18 September 2013

..Veils for women (not only muslim!)..

Assalam Alaikum, 

Please do ignore the background music... 

Video of a funeral ceremony of an Austrian King... So I assumed that all who attended are of connection to the Royal... Guess what?

Women are in full veils!

Not that I'm a strong supporter of burqa but the attention on my sisters who are wearing them is too irritating~ There are so many other important things to deal with, other than what my sisters are wearing...

Just concentrate on those paedophiles, those drunkards who mistreat their children... Leave my sisters alone!

W'salam,
Khadijah C.

Tuesday, 17 September 2013

..Helpfulness, Forgiveness, Tawwalkul..

Assalam Alaikum,

Such a beautiful story that puts me in shame~

In times when someone has asked for help, but because of fear and own protection, we decline the request~

Have we thought that this could be an opportunity from Allah Subhana Wa Ta'ala, for us to be the starting point of a chain of positive changes in society?

Be helpful, be forgiving and Allah Subhana Wa Ta'ala, The Al-Muhaymin, will protect us all~

W'salam,
Khadijah C.

..The Meaning of Life..

Assalam Alaikum, 

"What is the meaning of life?" This question been asked by many and also feared by many to pursue the answer... 

Life on Earth is short but long enough for us to find out the meaning of life~ 

Do you want the day of knowing the meaning of life be the day which you have no more opportunities to do anything about it? Ponder... 

W'salam, 
Khadijah C.

Saturday, 14 September 2013

..إِنَّا لِلَّهِ وَإِنَّا إِلَيْهِ رَاجِعُونَ..

Assalam Alaikum, 

A great lecture to see 'trials and tribulations' in the right perspective~ 

Events which happened that broke our heart, broke our trusts, broke our savings, broke any other things... are just events that make us realise that there's one thing which could not be broken - The link with our creator~ 

Who say, when afflicted with calamity: "To Allah We belong, and to Him is our return":- 
الَّذِينَ إِذَا أَصَابَتْهُم مُّصِيبَةٌ قَالُوا إِنَّا لِلَّهِ وَإِنَّا إِلَيْهِ رَاجِعُونَ
(  سورة البقرة  , Al-Baqara, Chapter #2, Verse #156)




W'salam,
Khadijah C.

Monday, 9 September 2013

..Insignificant us..


Assalam Alaikum,

View like this makes human being seem so small and insignificant~

W'salam,
Khadijah C.

Friday, 30 August 2013

..The test of Zina (fornication)..

Assalam Alaikum,

A funny funny video for a serious topic! =D

Especially for those who are chatting with the opposite gender (or has intention), without the intention of getting into the marriage contract, recognise that this is one of the steps towards zina, set by shaytan~

Fear Allah swt~

Set the intention to stop this action and make plans to stop shaytan of leading you further into sin...

May Allah swt keeps us away from the whispering of shaytan, keeps us away from the bad, the bad away from us and to make good deeds easy for us to carry out~

Ameen! Ameen! Ameen!

W'salam,
Khadijah C.



Tuesday, 27 August 2013

..Fun Learning through PLAY!..

Assalam Alaikum,

Alhamdulillah! I've recently published a forum on educating children by means of fun learning through play.

I was teaching for a short period in a primary school... Enough time for me to see that something is not right with the system. And so, I quitted~ haa! Still, educating children remains as a focus for what I would contribute to the society~

The intention of setting this forum is to create a platform for educators (teachers, parents, etc.) to make learning fun for children, which includes
  • sharing of resources
  • mutual support of children's learning process
  • empowering educators (other than school teachers) to provide learning opportunities children in daily life experiences
Less chalk and talk, more interaction and learning! 

So my small contribution to make learning fun for children! Please share this site and do make dua that this is beneficial~


http://creativehomeschool.boards.net

May Allah swt gives us opportunities to use our abilities to make a positive difference in society~ Ameen!


W'salam, 
Khadijah C.

..shaytan in disguise..

Narrated Abu Huraira: Allah's Apostle deputed me to keep Sadaqat (al-Fitr) of Ramadan. A comer came and started taking handfuls of the foodstuff (of the Sadaqa) (stealthily). I took hold of him and said, "By Allah, I will take you to Allah's Apostle ." He said, "I am needy and have many dependents, and I am in great need." 

I released him, and in the morning Allah's Apostle asked me, "What did your prisoner do yesterday?" I said, "O Allah's Apostle! The person complained of being needy and of having many dependents, so, I pitied him and let him go." Allah's Apostle said, "Indeed, he told you a lie and he will be coming again." 

I believed that he would show up again as Allah's Apostle had told me that he would return. So, I waited for him watchfully. When he (showed up and) started stealing handfuls of foodstuff, I caught hold of him again and said, "I will definitely take you to Allah's Apostle. He said, "Leave me, for I am very needy and have many dependents. I promise I will not come back again." I pitied him and let him go. 

In the morning Allah's Apostle asked me, "What did your prisoner do." I replied, "O Allah's Apostle! He complained of his great need and of too many dependents, so I took pity on him and set him free." Allah's Apostle said, "Verily, he told you a lie and he will return." 

I waited for him attentively for the third time, and when he (came and) started stealing handfuls of the foodstuff, I caught hold of him and said, "I will surely take you to Allah's Apostle as it is the third time you promise not to return, yet you break your promise and come." He said, "(Forgive me and) I will teach you some words with which Allah will benefit you." I asked, "What are they?" He replied, "Whenever you go to bed, recite "Ayat-al-kursi"-- 'Allahu la ilaha illa huwa-l-Haiy-ul Qaiyum' till you finish the whole verse. (If you do so), Allah will appoint a guard for you who will stay with you and no satan will come near you till morning. " So, I released him. 

In the morning, Allah's Apostle asked, "What did your prisoner do yesterday?" I replied, "He claimed that he would teach me some words by which Allah will benefit me, so I let him go." 

Allah's Apostle asked, "What are they?" I replied, "He said to me, 'Whenever you go to bed, recite Ayat-al-kursi from the beginning to the end ---- Allahu la ilaha illa huwa-lHaiy-ul-Qaiyum----.' He further said to me, '(If you do so), Allah will appoint a guard for you who will stay with you, and no satan will come near you till morning.' (Abu Huraira or another sub-narrator) added that they (the companions) were very keen to do good deeds. 

The Prophet said, "He really spoke the truth, although he is an absolute liar. Do you know whom you were talking to, these three nights, O Abu Huraira?" Abu Huraira said, "No." He said, "It was Satan." (Sahih Bukhari Book #38, Hadith #505t)

Sunday, 25 August 2013

..Truth graffiti..

Assalam Alaikum,

Something to share~ Look at the words on the graffiti!
Reminds me of the ayat...
And say: "truth has (now) arrived, and falsehood perished: for falsehood is (by its nature) bound to perish."
( سورة الإسراء , Al-Isra, Chapter #17, Verse #81)
W'salam,
Khadijah C.




Saturday, 24 August 2013

..طُوبَىٰ (Ţūbā) to the strangers!..


Assalam Alaikum,

The photo shows it all... The journey of the strangers is part in darkness and part in light~

Excerpt from the book, page 101
"Islam began as something strange and it will return to being something strange, so طُوبَىٰ to the strangers!" It was asked of him, 'Messenger of Allah, who are they?" He replied, "Those who correct the affairs at a time when the people become corrupt." 
Ahmad records on the authority of Muttalib ibn Hantab that the Prophet said, "طُوبَىٰ is for the strangers." They asked, 'Messenger of Allah, who are the strangers?' He replied, "Those who increase when the people are decreasing."
If the wording of this hadith is preserved and not mistakenly altered by the narrator from 'those who decrease when the people are increasing,' the meaning would be: those who increase in goodness, faith and piety when the people are decreasing in them. Allah knows best. 
Ibn Mas'ud reports that the Messenger of Allah (saws) said, "Islam began as something strange and it will return to being strange just as it began, so طُوبَىٰ for the strangers!? It as asked of him, 'Messenger of Allah, who are the strangers?' He replied, "Those who have departed from the tribes." 
'Abdullah ibn 'Amr reports that the Messenger of Allah (saws) said, "طُوبَىٰ for the strangers." It was asked of him, 'Messenger of Allah, who are the strangers?' He replied, "A small group of righteous people amongst a large number of evil people; those who disobey them are greater in number than those who obey them."
Ahmad records on the authority of 'Abdullah ibn 'Amr that the Messenger of Allah (saws) said, "The most beloved thing to Allah is the strangers." It was asked, "Who are the strangers?' He replied, "Those who flee in order to safeguard their religion; they will gather with 'Isa ibn Maryam on the Day of Judgement."

W'salam,
Khadijah C.

Tuesday, 20 August 2013

..I have no authority over you..

Assalam Alaikum,
"I will mislead them, and I will create in them false desires; I will order them to slit the ears of cattle, and to deface the (fair) nature created by Allah." Whoever, forsaking Allah, takes satan for a friend, hath of a surety suffered a loss that is manifest. Satan makes them promises, and creates in them false desires; but satan's promises are nothing but deception. 
( سورة النساء , An-Nisa, Chapter #4, Verse #119-120)

May Allah swt protects us from the whispering of Shaytan and not make us a test/trial for each other... Ameen! 

W'salam, 
Khadijah C.

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Saturday, 17 August 2013

..Marriage! A gift of mercy!..

Assalam Alaikum, 

Marriage is a gift of mercy from Allah swt.. Just as Hawa was gifted to Prophet Adam (AS) after a long constant dua for a partner as he was feeling lonely on duniya, woman is gifted to men as a partner on this journey on duniya~

Marriage is made easy by Allah swt to keep us from the haram of zina~ But people has made marriage difficult and zina easy~ Fear Allah swt~

A refresher video for the ones who are in marriage now and an introduction to those who are getting married~

May Allah swt protects us from whispering of Shaytan before marriage and during marriage~ Ameen!

W'salam, 
Khadijah C.

..The TRUE role of media...

Assalam Alaikum, 

In this video, Mufti Menk talked about the true intention behind media~ 

Beware of what are on TV, internet, advertisement, etc... For we might end up being a pawn of the evildoings~

O ye who believe! If a wicked person comes to you with any news, ascertain the truth, lest ye harm people unwittingly, and afterwards become full of repentance for what ye have done. 
 ( سورة الحجرات , Al-Hujraat, Chapter #49, Verse #6)

May Allah swt protects us from the bad and brings us closer to the good~ Ameen~

W'salam, 
Khadijah C.

 

Friday, 16 August 2013

..Depressed, suicidal thoughts..

Assalam Alaikum, 

For those suffering from sadness and struggling to fill that void, Sh. Yassir Fazaga might give you a glimpse of what you are going through~ 

According to Sh Yassir, depression is a form of challenges faced in our lives~ On contrary to common beliefs, it is not necessary character weakness nor in iman (faith)... 

So, what is depression?

Depression is the pain that we are going through that is soOooo overwhelming that we do not have enough tools to deal with the pain~

SoOooo painful to the extreme degree that we want to die, whom some of us did try to commit suicide... But for some, we know clearly that we can't go into that route as it is forbidden to take our lives, only Our Creator can~

Sh Yassir Fazaga mentioned a few symptoms [Time 08:35]...

  • Feeling fatigue
  • Feeling sense of hopelessness
  • losing interest
  • seeking isolation
  • thinking about death
  • not taking pleasure in things which they have found pleasure in doing in past
  • feeling down most of the day
  • little tolerance for irritants
  • feeling down


W'salam,
Khadijah C.

Thursday, 15 August 2013

..Make things easy...


..Dua needed...

Assalam Alaikum, 

These two ayat summarise all for every of us~ 
Ameen~

W'salam, 
Khadijah C.

Be sure we shall test you with something of fear and hunger, some loss in goods or lives or the fruits (of your toil), but give glad tidings to those who patiently persevere, Who say, when afflicted with calamity: "To Allah We belong, and to Him is our return":- They are those on whom (Descend) blessings from Allah, and Mercy, and they are the ones that receive guidance.  
( سورة البقرة , Al-Baqara, Chapter #2, Verse #155-157)
On no soul doth Allah Place a burden greater than it can bear. It gets every good that it earns, and it suffers every ill that it earns. (Pray:) "Our Lord! Condemn us not if we forget or fall into error; our Lord! Lay not on us a burden Like that which Thou didst lay on those before us; Our Lord! Lay not on us a burden greater than we have strength to bear. Blot out our sins, and grant us forgiveness. Have mercy on us. Thou art our Protector; Help us against those who stand against faith." 
( سورة البقرة , Al-Baqara, Chapter #2, Verse #286)

..I want to get married, Dad!..

Wednesday, 14 August 2013

..Beware of translation of Qur'an..

Assalam Alaikum, 

There are times when we see the Christians doing their 'preaching' in busy city/town centers~ 

Recently, there is this group of Christians who are giving out leaflets in city center. And I noticed that they do gave it to the muslim reverts (Well, I got it twice!)~

The two Christians that I took the leaflets from are of Asian origin... So I thought they were muslims giving dawah resources and it would be polite to take it from them when they offered~

But on closer look at the leaflets, they were about Bible and Jesus Christ~

The first time when I got the leaflet, I was in hurry and didn't take a good look at the leaflet on the spot... But the second time when I got the leaflet, I spend some time talking to the 'brother' who gave me the leaflet~

My mister was with me so we ended up having a good conversation with the 'brother', named Sam... In between conversation, we got to ask about him... He's origin from Country P, mum is a Muslim and dad's a Sikh... and one day, they decided to embrace Jesus Christ as their saviour... And so that's what he said...

I was like... (*o*)!

Anyway, Sam brought up this issue on creation in 6 days... He was using the English translation version of the Quran to debate with my mister that in Surah Fussilat (41:9-11) creation was told to be completed in 8 days~

And as we know that Arabic is way way way more superior than English... Hence, we repeatedly told him that we should not debate on the English translation as it might be translated not to the exact meaning of the word...

And so what we said is true...

According to Dr. Zakir Naik, who mentioned in the video below... There is an issue with translating and interpreting the word ثُمَّ  to English. Most English translation of the Qur'an translated it to 'then', which leads to contradiction to the addition of days to 8 days... But if ثُمَّ is to be translated as   'simultaneously', then the addition of days will be to 6 days...

Anyway, the point here I would like to make is that these Christians would choose the reverts to put confusion in them... What a technique!

hai... So much distractions on the straight path~

May Allah swt protects us and gives us the guidance to identify the right and wrong... Ameen~


W'salam,
Khadijah C.







Friday, 9 August 2013

..How to diet?..

Assalam Alaikum,

Dr. Michael Mosley gave an interview on BBC News on his "new" dieting idea...

By fasting 2 days a week!

He mentioned on 2:30 that he chooses Monday and Thursday as that's what Prophet Muhammad suggested...

http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/p01387cv

W'salam,
Khadijah C.

Saturday, 3 August 2013

..Happily Ever After!...

Assalam Alaikum, 

What married couples would laugh at! Laugh at the familiarity of the situations! 
hehehehe~ 

W'salam, 
Khadijah C.

Friday, 2 August 2013

Tuesday, 30 July 2013

..A Stranger..

Assalam Alaikum, 

Feeling out of place...
Belonging to nowhere...

I miss my home, wherever my soul has came from~

回家的路程可真坎坷~
真主允许,家会是个美满快乐幸福的地方~

W'salam,
Khadijah C.

Friday, 26 July 2013

..Dengan Lafaz 2 Kalimah Syahadah..

Assalam Alaikum,

Alhamdulillah! By Allah swt grace, bro Ikhwan Ng has published his story!

If you are interested to read about his story, do visit his site Another Chinese Muallaf to get more information on the book~

May Allah swt gives Bro Ikhwan the strength and courage to walk on this straight path~ Ameen!

W'salam,
Khadijah C.

Wednesday, 24 July 2013

Wednesday, 17 July 2013

Thursday, 11 July 2013

..Islam defended in Oxford Union..

Assalam Alaikum, 

MashaaAllah! 

Way to go Bro. Mehdi Hasan! You have gave a fabulous view of Islam and its history during this age and time!

W'salam,
Khadijah C. 

..The Call to Prayer..

Assalam Alaikum, 

Just wanting to share this short call to morning prayer during this period of Ramadan by channel 4 in UK. 

MashaaAllah! Something refreshing! 

W'salam, 
Khadijah C.

Tuesday, 9 July 2013

..The call to Prayer, Singapore Muezzin..

..My Lord! Truly, I am in need..

Assalam Alaikum, 

The creations are always in need of countless things in life~  And among all, is the forgiveness from our Creator, Allah (Subhana Wa Ta'ala)~ 

We then ask for forgiveness and hope that there will be chances to do good to make up for the mistakes which we committed... 

In the incident which Musa (Alaihi Salaam) was on the run, he made a dua, a request that was answered by our Creator, Allah (Subhana Wa Ta'ala... 

And so we know what happened... 

Musa (Alaihi Salaam) met two ladies, helped them water their flocks and as a result, he was married to one of them, got a job for the next 8-10 years... 

SubhanaAllah!

How great our creator is! 

Then, when he turned his face towards (the land of) Madyan, he said: "I do hope that my Lord will show me the smooth and straight Path." 

And when he arrived at the watering (place) in Madyan, he found there a group of men watering (their flocks), and besides them he found two women who were keeping back (their flocks). He said: "What is the matter with you?" They said: "We cannot water (our flocks) until the shepherds take back (their flocks): And our father is a very old man." 

So he watered (their flocks) for them; then he turned back to the shade, and said:"O my Lord! truly am I in (desperate) need of any good that Thou dost send me!" 
رَبِّ إِنِّي لِمَا أَنزَلْتَ إِلَيَّ مِنْ خَيْرٍ فَقِيرٌ
( سورة القصص , Al-Qasas, Chapter #28, Verse #22-24)



W'salaam,
Khadijah C.

Sunday, 7 July 2013

..Halal Sushi w/o rice vinegar..

O ye who believe! eat of the good things that We have provided for you, and be grateful to Allah, if it is Him ye worship.
( سورة البقرة , Al-Baqara, Chapter #2, Verse #172)
Assalam Alaikum, 

So rice vinegar in sushi... Is it halal or haram? This is one product which lies in the grey area~

So, if in doubt, leave it and find a substitute!

Alhamdulillah! One sister just shared with me the usage of green lime to substitute rice vinegar. I used 1tbps of lime juice with 0.5tbps of water to substitute 1.5tbps of rice vinegar.

Result? 

Yummlicious sushi with a tangy taste, just like rice vinegar if not better!

Alhamdulillah!


W'salam,
Khadijah C.

Wednesday, 3 July 2013

..Ihsan '人在做,天在看'..

Narrated Abu Huraira: One day while Allah's Apostle was sitting with the people, a man came to him walking and said, "O Allah's Apostle. What is Belief?" The Prophet said, "Belief is to believe in Allah, His Angels, His Books, His Apostles, and the meeting with Him, and to believe in the Resurrection."

The man asked, "O Allah's Apostle What is Islam?" The Prophet replied, "Islam is to worship Allah and not worship anything besides Him, to offer prayers perfectly, to pay the (compulsory) charity i.e. Zakat and to fast the month of Ramadan."

The man again asked, "O Allah's Apostle What is ihsan (i.e. perfection or Benevolence)?" The Prophet said, "ihsan is to worship Allah as if you see Him, and if you do not achieve this state of devotion, then (take it for granted that) Allah sees you."

The man further asked, "O Allah's Apostle When will the Hour be established?" The Prophet replied, "The one who is asked about it does not know more than the questioner does, but I will describe to you its portents. When the lady slave gives birth to her mistress, that will be of its portents; when the bare-footed naked people become the chiefs of the people, that will be of its portents. The Hour is one of five things which nobody knows except Allah.


Verily the knowledge of the Hour is with Allah (alone). It is He Who sends down rain, and He Who knows what is in the wombs. Nor does any one know what it is that he will earn on the morrow: Nor does any one know in what land he is to die. Verily with Allah is full knowledge and He is acquainted (with all things).
( سورة لقمان , Luqman, Chapter #31, Verse #34)


Then the man left. The Prophet said, "Call him back to me." They went to call him back but could not see him. The Prophet said, "That was Gabriel who came to teach the people their religion." (See Bukhari Hadith No. 47 Vol 1) (Sahih Bukhari Book #60, Hadith #300)

Sunday, 30 June 2013

:: Convoy to Kashmir ::

A convoy of vehicles from Bradford will head 5,000 miles to Kashmir later this year in a show of solidarity to the people of the war-torn region. 

The convoy was officially started at a public meeting held at the Pakistani Cultural Centre at White Abbey Road with the donation of its first vehicle, a former ambulance. 

It is hoped another 59 vehicles will join them by the time they set off from Bradford on September 29, picking up more en route with up to 200 finally crossing the Channel on the first leg.

Respect leader and Bradford West MP George Galloway will be joining them and hopes to be with it for the whole duration – which could be up to three weeks. 

To find out more, do visit Convoy to Kashmir

Saturday, 29 June 2013

:: Haji Omar Lim Yew Hock ::



"A controversial yet significant figure in the political history of modern Singapore, Lim Yew Hock (1914-1984) was the second Chief Minister of Singapore, succeeding David Saul Marshall (1908-1995) in 1956. 

...

In 1968, Lim Yew Hock retired from Malaysia’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs and moved to Malacca. In his later years, he embraced Islam and changed his name to Haji Omar Lim Yew Hock. Settling at Jeddah of Saudi Arabia, he became a special assistant to the president of the World Islamic Development Bank.

In 30th November 1984, Lim Yew Hock died in his home at age 70, bringing to the end of an eventful, controversial and, in some way, mysterious life. He was buried in Mecca."

Taken from http://remembersingapore.wordpress.com/2012/11/13/the-curious-case-of-lim-yew-hock/

Wednesday, 26 June 2013

:: 神算 The young Psychic ::

:: Usage of '(oo)' parts ::

Assalam Alaikum, 

In this video, a researcher has found out that all parts of the piggie are used as raw materials in manufacturing the daily products which we used. 

Do you think it affects us a muslim to use these products from piggie? 

It is mentioned in 4 times (2:173, 5:3, 6:145 and 16:115) in the english translation of the Qur'an that flesh of piggie is forbidden, unless in special circumstances... 

O Believers, if you are true worshippers of Allah alone, eat without hesitation of the good and clean things wherewith We have provided you and be grateful to Allah.170 Allah has only forbidden you to eat what dies of itself, and blood and swine flesh and what has been consecrated to any other name than of Allah.171 But one will incur no sin if, forced by absolute necessity, he eats of any of these forbidden things, provided he has no intention of transgressing the law and does not take more than what is absolutely indispensable: for Allah is very Forgiving and very Merciful.
( سورة البقرة , Al-Baqara, Chapter #2, Verse #172-173) 

How about other parts of the piggie which are not for consumption? 

What is your view? 


W'salam,
Khadijah C.


:: Ready for Taraweeh? ::


:: SG July13 Mass Musollah Clean up ::



Tuesday, 25 June 2013

:: Purpose of difficulties ::

Assalam Alaikum, 

Being a creation, we do sometimes face difficulties~ 

What are our thoughts on the difficulties in life? 

Do we think that we have done something bad to deserve such 'difficulties' to be punished? 

A good reminder by Mufti Ismail Menk on why difficulties are actually a blessing in disguise~ 

Enjoy! 

W'salam, 
Khadijah C. 

Saturday, 15 June 2013

:: Business in Masjid? ::

Assalam Alaikum, 

An interesting post (real traditional post on masjid door!) by a sister providing her service to teach quranic arabic~ 

And see what's the reply? 

I wonder, based on that hadith, what has learning arabic / quranic arabic keeps one away from remembrance of Allah swt... hmMmm... 

Btw, the hadith I have found is this...

Buying and selling in the mosque is disliked. The Prophet (peace be upon him) said: “If you see someone engaged in buying or selling in the mosque, then tell him: “May Allah not bless your business”
[Sunan al-Tirmidhî (2,322) and
Sunan Ibn Majah (6,749)] 

W'salam, 
Khadijah C. 




Friday, 14 June 2013

:: Being successful ::

:: Life of this world is but... ::

Know that the life of the world is only play, and idle talk, and pageantry, and boasting among you, and rivalry in respect of wealth and children;
as the likeness of vegetation after rain, whereof the growth is pleasing to the husbandman, but afterward it drieth up and thou seest it turning yellow, then it becometh straw.
And in the Hereafter there is grievous punishment, and (also) forgiveness from Allah and His good pleasure, whereas the life of the world is but matter of illusion.
( سورة الحديد , Al-Hadid, Chapter #57, Verse #20)

Saturday, 8 June 2013

:: Love! Really? ::

Assalam Alaikum,

Sheikh Yassir Fazaga explains well on the topic of heartbroken, road to recovery and the ultimate question to test for true love!

"If you truely love, then commit...  If you do not commit, then your claim of love is not real..." ~Sh. Yassir Fazaga @ 22:08

W'salam,
Khadijah C.



:: The heart ::

Narrated An-Nu'man bin Bashir: I heard Allah's Apostle saying, 'Both legal and illegal things are evident but in between them there are doubtful (suspicious) things and most of the people have no knowledge about them. 

So whoever saves himself from these suspicious things saves his religion and his honor. 

And whoever indulges in these suspicious things is like a shepherd who grazes (his animals) near the Hima (private pasture) of someone else and at any moment he is liable to get in it. 

(O people!) Beware! 

Every king has a Hima and the Hima of Allah on the earth is His illegal (forbidden) things. 

Beware! 

There is a piece of flesh in the body if it becomes good (reformed) the whole body becomes good but if it gets spoilt the whole body gets spoilt and that is the heart

(Sahih Bukhari Book #2, Hadith #49) 

Friday, 7 June 2013

:: Best men to walk on Earth ::

:: SG 9June13 Arabic-Chinese Calligraphy ::

:: Life as Chinese Muslim convert ::

The story of Muhd Noor Woon Abdullah, 48, is the owner of Nur Ikhsan Trading, a one-stop bicycle shop in Taman Perling. 

Read more: Life as a Chinese Muslim convert - Johor - New Straits Times http://www.nst.com.my/streets/johor/life-as-a-chinese-muslim-convert-1.294467#ixzz2VX0cLa61

How is life like for a Chinese Muslim family living in Johor? 

Do we feel marginalised as we belong to a minority community? 

Who are more willing to be our friends, the Malays or Chinese? 

These are questions that people like to ask me when they first learn that I am a Chinese Muslim. They also assumed that my wife is a Malay. 

Well, let me start my story by saying that Allah Almighty has given my family and I a fair share of friends who are Malays as well as Chinese. My parents and siblings did not treat me differently after I chose to convert. 

And my wife is a Chinese, like myself...
 
continue...

Thursday, 6 June 2013

:: Visiting graves ::

Assalam Alaikum, 

Many times, الله سبحانه و تعالى, sent us people to answer our duas and sometimes, الله سبحانه و تعالى, sent us people to show us how insignificant our complains are~

Just as millions of thoughts were going through my mind, الله سبحانه و تعالى, gave me opportunities to know challenges of other sisters, who in comparison, makes my challenges and tests very insignificant~

Allahu Akbar!

There is this sister who lost her daughter when her daughter was 6 months old... Husband was denied entry to the country to see the sick daughter when she was alive, so the wife had to go to court to fight for her case...

Another sister who had her husband being taken by her friend and was denied the chance to take care of her one year old daughter~ Had to bring her 2 young sons half a globe away to seek for another opportunity to survive~ Not once that she faced betrayal, but 4 times... 

And a few other sisters who are facing challenges~

A whole afternoon was spent in park listening to stories and encouraging each other to have patience~

By the grace of Allah swt, we passed by the cemetery which the sister's 6 months old daughter is buried~ We decided to pay a visit~

SubhanaAllah

Allah swt has an amazing way to remind us of how temporary this world is~ We passed by graves which are there since 1880s... The people in the grave stay longer in ground than we are on earth~

At the end of the day, when I reflect back on the incidents in the day, I realised Allah swt is giving me a concluding statement for all the dua I made and all the whinning and complaining...

Life on this earth is temporary and the chasing of good things in this world will divert me from something more serious... I have all that I ask for~ 

Be thankful, Khadijah~

Have patience~

Life on this earth will soon pass~

Do good and prepare for the long long stay in ground and for the long long long wait on the Day of Judegement~

InshaAllah~

May Allah swt keeps us all on the straight path and not let the glitter of this duniya distract us from the important responsibilities~ Ameen!     
  
The mutual rivalry for piling up (the good things of this world) diverts you (from the more serious things),
Until ye visit the graves.
But nay, ye soon shall know (the reality).
Again, ye soon shall know!
Nay, were ye to know with certainty of mind, (ye would beware!)
Ye shall certainly see Hell-Fire!
Again, ye shall see it with certainty of sight!
Then, shall ye be questioned that Day about the joy (ye indulged in!).
( سورة التكاثر , At-Takathur, Chapter #102, Verse #2)
W'salam, 
Khadijah C.