Saturday, December 31, 2011

TOF [Part 3]

The Building Blocks by Sh.'Alaa Elsayed

In this speech, sheikh 'Alaa talked about how we can build a strong nation.How we form a strong nation, a solid individual,more importantly a good Muslim is like developing a building,a 'bangunan'. One must have the right structure, the right bricks,tools and materials so that it won't disassemble right after being built.

So, how to build?

Get the right foundation. We must have a good foundation in order to build a beautiful ummah. What are needed? Iman and amal. Gain knowledge and put it into action.

Briefly saying: Boost our Iman with 'ilm,with prayers and express it through amal. By obeying His orders, leaving His warnings,do good deeds, help others. You don't keep it to yourself hoping that you may enter Jannah alone.Nay it doesn't work like that. Fahimtu? :)

Sheikh also mentioned, ONE BRICK at a time. Jangan dok kalut nak buat semua,karang yang dikejar tak dapat,yang dikendong berciciran. [read: don't rush into doing things. You don't want to lose what you have while chasing what you want more]  (wah pandainya mentranslate ikut dannn je :p)

The nation starts with the younger generation and also the future soon to come. Those future generation that will help build back the nation have their own rights under the parents responsibility. Their rights are there even before they are born.

The rights for the unborn child is even before the parents get married, HOW?!It's by CHOOSING the right partner [read: husband or wife-to-be]

A lady trying to find her future husband should look into 3 criterias:

1) STRONG [in terms of faith, religious stance, knowledge,etc]
2)TRUSTWORTHY [has that passion equipped in him that when he has a family,he will lead them to jannah]

While a guy finding his future wife should look into:

Beauty+wealth+lineage+deen BUT the best of them are those who possess strong DEEN.

Later on,while raising them, adults should pay attention to these matters:

*They imitate us as adults so be careful what we show them. A dad who smokes at home,in front of his children can't be mad when his son is caught smoking at school or elsewhere.
*Listen to what they hum. Are they continuously humming to the lyrics of Justin Bieber,Selena Gomez or SNDS or whatever? Make sure they are humming the right tune: ZIKRULLAH,QURANIC RECITATIONS.
*Look at who their friends are
*Look at how we speak with them. Don't compare them with other kids because this will demotivate them in the long run of growing up.

"Be careful with words, they hurt more than a physical wound"

Talk about look at whom their friends are, we could also practice it in our current life:

1) If you see them, they always remind you of Allah
2)They guide you with their lifestyle
3)When they speak, their words always remind you of the hereafter and supplies that we need to bring with us. I guess one wins when they succeeds to do that and not even noticed by their friends as being too preachy. Not everyone is comfortable being around an ustaz/ustazah and totally acts like one all the time. You can be fun at the same time guide them. Be creative in this matter!

The best of nations were in the times of Prophet Muhammad S.A.W so go back to their era by reading back the seerah. Remember who we are, whom our ancestors were, the best of nation.

I end my note with:


Wallahu a'lam,

I apologize if my notes are not up it's par as what Sheikh had delivered but inshaAllah I've covered the gist of it. Allahu musta'an.

ps: I didn't proofread this entry so please bear with the terrible errors,LOL *peace ^^*

Tuesday, December 27, 2011

Twins of Faith 2011 [A truly cherished moment]

It's been two days since the event ended and I can't seem to get over the fact that it has ended.

It was truly an amazing experience to be among the participants of that mashaAllah great event.

Come to think of it, I was never the type of person who would spend money to attend talks as there are so many free talks being held here and there [just have to embrace it] but how beautiful Allah has arranged it for me so that I could register and attend that event :)

At first when I saw the announcement in FB, I quickly informed AK and some other friends and alhamdulillah AK told me that she and her family will be joining so I was responsible for the booking. From the day I made payment, I wasn't aware of how the event would touched me and the other people who came :D

Strangers gathered at PICC,Putrajaya, Muslims, Non-Muslims [Allahu akbar!], locals and also international for so many reasons, but one thing's for sure, all were touched,emotionally  [or...was it just me?]

I don't want to elaborate the content of the talks in this post as I will continue my series of TOF [Part 3, 4, 5, so on inshaAllah] but I do know one thing. As like what Sheikh Yahya Adel Ibrahim said [in my own words]: " There will be two kinds of people who will leave this hall; one whom gained knowledge and felt the need to share it with others and the other one who came and left without nothing and inshaAllah all of you will be the former group"

Everything was up to it's level. The venue was great, the speakers were fantastic! Their speech, their punctuality, their akhlaq of addressing the speeches, the content, the mother's room [which I went to perform my solat since the surau area was FULL alhamdulillah], the hall [Plenary Auditorium, ladies were seated at Level 3 while gentlemen at Level 2], the booths, the food area  [me and AK didn't take our lunch at Day 1 due to limited space and food but it was successfully improved during Day 2 where they changed the venue and had 3 separate buffet corners for us to buy our foods!]. I was also captivated by the view of ladies coming with their abayas and also the guys with their garments too [though it was obvious they weren't local guys,LOL] till it felt I was attending an International Conference at a foreign country...tehee loving it! I also loved seeing how the ladies made effort to perform solah anywhere and not just limit themselves to the surau, some even prayed in the hall itself! Ok, I already felt like I was in UK.

Credits to the committees and volunteers who did their job very well. They managed to keep a distance between men and women especially on the seating terms. Only family with little children were able to seat together :D. The lady volunteers all wore black abayas and it was a very pleasant sight  [and someone also took me for a volunteer,LOL].

Mishaps did occur but it was on a minor scale. I guess the sisters' only workshop should be held at a larger venue because many couldn't enter the hall. There was a marriage matrimony workshop for both single male and female [kinda like BM thingy kot] but ofcourse I didn't register  [eventhough AK told me to :p]

I also managed to meet some schoolmates and my dear Mdm.Azimah =).

Now, some pictures:

opening quranic recitation by one the the Akademi Quran members. [forgot the name]

You Are The Best of Nations by Sh.Yahya Adel Ibrahim

The Building Blocks by Sh.Alaa Elsayed

Boona Mohammed doing his thing :)

gloomy weather outside but a refreshing aura inside

Beautiful yet confusing Putrajaya


Sh.Navaid Aziz, his talk touched me personally

Workshop with UZAR: Family Finance

Workshop with Dr.Alini: Effective Parenting using the Khalifah Method

Sh.Tawfiq Choudary, the founder of Mercy Mission



Workshops: me and AK attended the Challenges of a working Mom, Family Finance, Women in the Eyes of God, Struggling to be a better Muslimah and Parenting method :)

All in all, TOF has touched my heart and made me "feel alive" again,ALHAMDULILLAH ^^

I'm really hoping for lots of TOF more to come. In the feedback form, I wrote in the "the speakers that you would like to have in the future" names like : Bro Nouman Ali khan, Sis Yasmin Mogahed, Bro Yusuf Estet, and Baba Ali for the entertainer along with the speakers who came this year...they were absolutely great! May Allah reward them all with jannah,ameen.

Monday, December 26, 2011

TOF [Part 2]

 You Are The Best of Nations [by Sh.Yahya Adel Ibrahim]

Islam is a beautiful religion and we as Muslims are the official ambassadors for promoting it. How should we show the best of our religion to others?

By portraying the best of character. How do we do that? By implementing simple steps but continuously like:

-smile when you meet people ^___^
-greet each other
-be the best of friends
-offer help when you see someone in need  [even if you think it is beyond your capabilities but you sincerely try to help a person in need, Allah will help you not only in this duniya but also in the hereafter]

Gain knowledge and put it into practice

-Put an effort to gain knowledge and put it into action. This is not only the supply for this worldly life but also for the hereafter inshaAllah. By practicing it, we will reflect the beauty of religion to others bi'iznillah =).

Be steadfast, be gentle, be wise in spreading the beauty of Islam and we will be the best of nation inshaAllah.

TOF [Part 1]



25th December 2011,
Workshop [sisters only]
Struggling to be a better Muslimah Everyday [Wardina Safiyyah Fadlullah]

Alhamdulillah praise be to Allah for His blessings and mercy. Alhamdulillah I have been given the chance to attend the awaited program TWINS OF FAITH and alhamdulillah I have been blessed with the best of health.

I will not lie but the two days had met me with the right path again. There are so many to share and I would be very delighted if I could share the knowledge and reminders that I gained with my fellow beloved brothers and sisters in Islam. Just a heads up, I may be spamming this blog with bits and pieces of what I've jotted down from time to time.

The first thing that I would like to share in this post would be the reminder given by the inshaAllah mukminah sis Wardina Safiyyah. Her talk was exclusive for sisters only and the participants were limited but alhamdulillah me,AK,her mom and her lil sister managed to enter the hall. Albeit the fact that she was down with a fever, she still came and gave the best and may Allah bless her. This workshop  [and all the workshops and speeches held] really gave a big impact on me so let's jump right into business shall we?

We were given a pamphlet and a mustard seed each. WHY?

Her topic was about our deeds and its relation with Allah. [I'll update the full title later on]

And We place the scales of justice for the Day of Resurrection, so no soul will be treated unjustly at all. And if there is [even] the weight of a mustard seed, We will bring it forth. And sufficient are We as accountant.  [Al-Anbiya': 47]

The reminder was; whatever our intentions are, whatever our deeds are, big or small, praiseworthy or bad,indeed Allah knows everything even if it were to be the size of a mustard seed. 

Sometimes, we forget to act upon righteousness like for example: we are walking down the street and we see a tinie tiny piece of paper and to our conscious mind we'd say: "alah....kecik je sampah tu bukannya orang nampak pun bla3" [mind you this is my self-made example,not from sis Wardina:D]. In that act alone, we have wasted and given away the reward that Allah has promised us for good deeds EVEN if the act seems...well.....nothing much. 

A sneak peak of the talk  [hey, this is a sisters only event! no worries, the knowledge should be spread ^^ ]

So, after this, I write this to remind myself first, the next time I see the need for me to act upon something, regardless of how small the deed may seem, Allah sees it and will value it for our future "saving's account" inshaAllah.

I came back from the two days program with a reviving knowledge and inspiration alhamdulillah.

I will share more after this inshaAllah.

Allahu musta'an



Friday, December 23, 2011

I like you.....a LOT!

Twins of Faith,
24&25th December 2011

Iman booster, stress reliever, hopefully, inshaAllah


 oh.....coming back to the topic sentence......exercise your fingers and scroll down


carbon copy cuteness :D

Tuesday, December 20, 2011

Nasik minyak 2012

I haven't bought a 2012 organizer yet but the wedding dates need to be saved are increasing,LOL

On January itself, two of my SMIH buddies are getting married and I can't miss it ^^. Gosh my friends are all grown up  *tears*

A special dedication for my two sweet buddies:

Soon to be Mrs.Mawa: I was surprised when I received your FB invitation but I kinda sensed it earlier. I'm so happy for you and hope you will be blessed with His sakinah,mawaddah [hey,it's you] wa rahmah in your marriage and may it last until jannah . I'm guessing your man is a very soleh and sporting lad ain't it? Alhamdulillah...for you =)

Soon to be Mrs.Wani: It's finally happening isn't it? After this you can go tour Korea again with your husband right? Don't forget to put UK-Europe in your list...tehee guess we won't be travelling buddies lah kn?hehe rhifat bhi is cool with this though ^^. May your walimah be filled with His sakinah,mawaddah wa rahmah and blessed until jannah,inshaAllah.

Then we have some on March, June and lots on December and those are the ones confirmed, I might be getting more eventually.

So happy for them. Mabrook Mabrook in advance =)


by sis Yasmin Mogahed

exceptionally profound,mashaAllah

Sunday, December 18, 2011

Those Blissful Days

-bestie+baby girl

ustajah majdiyya <3

ustaz majdi :D

-another bestie+examination result+haagen dasz+puss in buts

I don't want the precious moments to fade,hence,this short diary-like entry,lols to diary-like entries.

CATS DANCE FIGHT   [we loved the Ooooh cat!]

So I heard it is snowing already..........................[needs to stock up ice-creamzzz in my freezer and watch home alone again and again and again]



Thursday, December 15, 2011

It's your birthday!

*throws confetti, throws sweets,throws balloon,throws everything!*

menaiki bas terakhir dari dublin airport nak balik ke rumah AK kiteww ;)


May you be blessed by Allah throughout each and every bit of your steps in this journey.

Till jannah we won't be apart, inshaAllah,right?

Much love,
w.s.k  [the currently depressed friend of yours,lol]

Sunday, December 11, 2011


To all those suffering from sadness or depression, know that it isn't your fault. It isn't because you're weak. It isn't because you're just not grateful enough. It isn't because you're just not religious enough. It isn't because you don't have enough faith. It isn't because God is angry with you. To all the well-meaning people who tell you this, just smile. And know deep in your heart that the tests of God come in different forms to different people. And know that, by the help of God, every test can become a tool to get closer to Him. And that, verily, with hardship come ease--and like all things of this world--this too shall pass.

-Yasmin Mogahed

one day I'll read back my posts and laugh away. This too shall pass inshaAllah

Thursday, December 1, 2011

Yakin dengan RezekiNya

Jadi anak-anak, kasih sayang Allah tu banyak lagi luas. Minta, Dia bagi. Tak minta pun juga Dia bagi. Jadi kalau tak dibagiNya tu, sudah pasti banyak yang tak eloknya pada kamu. Jadi, sabar okey?  [Nisa Mohamed,2011]
Dan juga video INI  : Jazakallah Bro N.A.K 
Silap....azam baru sepatutnya ada....tolonglah buang jauh2 sifat pessimistic dan negativity...amaran keras buat diri!
Oh Allah, keep me steadfast on Your path. Make ease for me to achieve my dreams I beg of You,ameen