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Tuesday, December 18, 2007

My role

بِسۡمِ ٱللهِ ٱلرَّحۡمَـٰنِ ٱلرَّحِيمِ

The Four Real Time Stories Of Hikmah (Wisdom) Of The Beloved Prophet Muhammad (Salla-Allahu'alayhi was-salaam)...

(1) SACRIFICE OF THE LAMB

Just as the Prophet (S.A.W.), and his companions landed from their rides, and laid the loads down, it was decided that they would sacrifice a lamb for dinner.

One of the companions volunteered: "I will sacrifice the lamb."
Another: "I will skin it."
Third: "I will cook it."
Fourth: "I will...."

The Prophet (S.A.W.): "I will gather the wood from the desert."
The group: "O Messenger of Allah, it is not becoming of you to discomfort yourself as such. You rest. We will be honored to do all this on our own."

The Prophet (S.A.W.): "I know that you are eager to do it all, but Allah isn't pleased with the slave who distinguishes between himself and his companions, and considers himself better than others."

Then he went to the desert, and gathered some wood, and brought it to the group.


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Tuesday, December 11, 2007

What now?

Audhubillah hi minas syaitan nir rajeem,
Bismillah hir Rahman nir Raheem,
La hawla wala quwwata illa billah hil aliyyil azeem.

Your mind is your instrument. Learn to be its master and not its slave

Seek truth in meditation, not in moldy books. Look in the sky to find the moon, not in the pond

Through meditation and by giving full attention to one thing at a time, we can learn to direct attention where we choose.

What is meditation you ask?
la hawla wa la quwwata illa billah
I do not know :)
for each their own as they say..
may your way be better than mine.

“Subhanaka, la ‘ilma lana illa ma ‘alamtana, innaka Anta’l ‘Alimu’l Hakim...” (Sura 2:32)
Allahu akbar... Ya ‘Alimu, ya Hakim, ‘alimna ma yanfa’una wa zidna ‘ilman!

A poet says:

ma la yakunu fa la yakunu bi hilatin
abadan wa ma huwa kayinun sayakunu
sa yakunu ma huwa kayinun fi waqtihi
wa akhul jihalati mutábun mahzunu
fa laálla ma takhshahu laysa bi kayinin
wa laálla ma tarjuhu laysa yakunu
yasaál qawiyyu fa la yanalu bi saáyihi
hažžan wa yahža áajizun wa mahinu

That which is not ordained, will never come to pass.
The predestined shall be; and needs it not a cause.
The fated will happen indeed, but at the time assigned
Ignorants tire and worry; to grief they are consigned
It’s likely what you fear, may never come to be -
Your hope to attain which, mayhap you’ll never see
The strong and sterling cannot, achieve by sweat or skill
Such fortunes weak and worthless; attain by luck’s spell.

Monday, December 3, 2007

Mbak ilekk...


In times of madness, when you feel pulled and tugged from every direction...please, have patience. Know that you are never alone. But will YOU stay? Times that we feel loneliness are actually the times when we left what is most important. You will never walk alone. But you can think that you are alone.


When you walk, through a storm,
hold your head up high,
and don't be afraid of the dark,
at the end of the storm is a golden sky,
and sweet silver song of the lark,
walk on, through the rain,
walk on, through the rain,
though your dreams be tossed and blown away,
walk on,
walk on,
with hope in your heart,
and you'll never walk alone.

walk on.

Now for a story:

A professor began his class by holding up a glass with some water in it. He held it up for all to see and asked the students, ‘How much do you think this glass weighs?’

‘50 gms!’ …. ‘100 gms!’ …… ‘125 gms’ …… the students answered.

‘I really don’t know unless I weigh it,’ said the professor, ‘but, my question is: What would happen if I held it up like this for a few minutes?’

‘Nothing’ the students said.

‘Ok! What would happen if I held it up like this for an hour?’ the professor asked.

‘Your arm would begin to ache’, said one of the students.

‘You’re right, now what would happen if I held it for a day?’

‘Your arm could go numb, you might have severe muscle stress and paralysis and have to go to hospital for sure!’ ventured another student; and all the students laughed.

‘Very good. But during all this, did the weight of the glass change?’ asked the professor.

‘No’

‘Then what caused the arm ache and the muscle stress?’ The students were puzzled.

‘Put the glass down!’ said one of the students.

‘Exactly!’ said the professor. ‘Life’s problems are something like this. Hold it for a few minutes in your head and they seem okay. Think of them for a long time and they begin to ache. Hold it even longer and they begin to paralyze you. You will not be able to do anything’.

‘It’s important to think of the challenges (problems) in your life, but EVEN MORE IMPORTANT is to have trust in Allah (swt) and to ‘put them down’ at the end of every day before you go to sleep. That way, you are not stressed, you wake up every day fresh and strong and can handle any issue, any challenge that comes your way!’

So, as it becomes time for you to leave office today, Remember friend to ‘PUT THE GLASS DOWN TODAY’ and have tranquility by putting trust in Almighty Allah (swt).

Holy Quran: “He it is who sent down tranquility into the hearts of the believers that they might have more faith added to their faith”. (48:4) Tranquility is sign of strong faith while worries and stress is sign of weak faith.

Tell to your mind every day before you go to sleep: “YAA AYYATUHA NAFSUL MUTMAINNAH, IRJI’II ILAA RABBIKI RADHIYATAN MARDHIYYAH, FADKHULII FII IBAADII WADKHULII JANNATII”. (Al-Fajr 89:27-30)

“O soul that is at rest satisfied. Return to your Lord well-pleased (with Him), well-pleasing (Him). So, enter among My servants, and enter into my Paradise”.

Friday, November 30, 2007

For whats its worth..


The mighty King Mahmud of Ghazna, out hunting one day, was separated from his party. He came upon the smoke of a small fire and rode to the spot, where he found an old woman with a pot.
Mahmud said:

‘You have as guest today the monarch. What are you cooking on your fire ?’

The crone said:

‘This is a bean stew.’

The emperor asked her:

‘Old lady, will you not give me some?’

‘I will not,’ she said, ‘for this is only for me. Your kingdom is not worth what these beans are worth. You may want my beans, but I don’t want anything you have. My beans are worth a hundred times more than all you have. Look at your enemies, who challenge your possessions in every particular. I am free, and I have my own beans.’

The mighty Mahmud looked at the undisputed owner of the beans, thought of his disputed domains, and wept.

by Shaykh Farriduddin Attar (ra)

Thursday, November 29, 2007

Allahu Allah



Allah

I tried to find Him on the Christian cross, but He
was not there; I went to the Temple of the
Hindus and to the old pagodas, but I could not
find a trace of Him anywhere.

I searched on the mountains and in the valleys
but neither in the heights nor in the depths was I
able to find Him. I went to the Ka'bah in Mecca,
but He was not there either.

I questioned the scholars and philosophers but
He was beyond their understanding.

I then looked into my heart and it was there
where He dwelled that I saw Him; He was
nowhere else to be found.

(Jalaluddin Rumi)

Friday, November 16, 2007

Dunia: Satu Penilaian


Ekperimen: Menilai dunia setelah tarikh luput spesimen

Prosedur:

1.Iringi jenazah orang "besar"(agong,raja,sultan,menteri,ahli keporat,in-telek dsb) sehingga ke liang lahad.
2.Telek-telek aksesori yang diletak dalam liang lahad bersama jenazah VVVVIP (jika ada).
3.Buat nota.
4.Kemudian ulangi langkah 1-3 dengan jenazah VVVNP (very X 3 NOT important personnel) contohnya........pandai-pandailah ye.. :)
5.Buat kesimpulan berdasarkan data yang dikumpul.

Kesimpulan: Teh lah labu... apo apo ajolah ye..

*nota: mungkin tidak sesuai untuk sesetengah orang kerana perbezaan adat resam dan agama yang boleh melibatkan aksesori yang ntah hape hape ntah... JANGAN MEMBAZIR!!

Sekian. Tammat.

Thursday, November 15, 2007

I'm Better than You


Yes...That is the problem.

Whats the difference when you put a king in the grave and the beggar in the grave?

But still... I am BETTER THAN YOU!

accompany me on my death procession and you'll see how better I am and why I've fought and clutched my worldly possessions tightly.

then come and see where they buried that beggar from around the corner.

Yes, you'll see all the difference then.

Yes.We'll see.See it bright as the sun in our faces.

Kullu nafsin zaa iqatul mauts!
All soul shall taste death! will meet you there :)




They say the wheat cannot grow
In the desert or amidst snow
Will the clouds bring their rain?
Will the snow melt once again?
In the meantime will wheat survive?
Will this grain become alive?

I seem to be that lone grain
In my desert silent remain
Endure the draught and sandy pain
Till the clouds wash me again.
They say clouds will only rain
When they decide. We wish in vain.

No matter how brilliant a mind
A soul that’s wise, a heart that’s kind
When lost in this endless space
Walking the desert pace after pace
When of grace there’s no trace
It is futile for us to chase
The spirit we try to embrace;
God in God’s time reveals God’s face.


Rumi

Monday, November 12, 2007

My Mercy encompasses My Wrath



إلَيكَ إلـهُ الخَلْـق أرْفَــعُ رَغبَتِي *** و‘نْ كُنتُ يَا ذا المَنّ والجُودِ مُجْرِما

‘To You, the Creator, I raise my longing,
And even if I am, O possessor of kindness and generosity, an evildoer, a criminal

ولمَّا قَسَـا قلبي وضَـاقت مَذاهِبي *** جَعَلتُ الرَجـا مِني لِعَفوكَ سَلِمــا

When my heart became constricted and my paths became narrow,
I took my hope in Your pardon and forgiveness as an opening and an escape

تعَاظَمَنـي ذنبـي فلمَّـا قرِنتـُـهُ *** بعَفوكَ ربِّي كَانَ عَـفْوكَ أعْظَمــا

My sins seemed very great to me but when I compared them to Your forgiveness,
I found Your forgiveness to be much greater

فمَا زِلتَ ذا عفو عَن الذنْبِ لَمْ تَزُلْ *** تَـجُـود وتعـفو منةً وتَكَرُّمـــا

You are and still remain the only One who can forgive sins,
You grant and forgive out of Your benevolence and generosity

فلولاكَ لَـمْ يَصْمُـدْ لإبلـيسِ عَابدٌ *** فكَيفَ وقدْ أغْوَى صَفْيَك آدِمـــا

Were it not for You, then a servant could never defy Iblis
And how can that be when he mislead Your friend Adam

فيَاليْتَ شَعْــرِي هَل أصَيرُ لِجنة *** أهنـــا؟ وأمَّـا للسَّعِير فأنْدَمــا

If only I knew! Will I arrive at Paradise that I may take delight
Or at Hellfire, that I may regret?

فللّهِ دَر العَـــارِفُ الـنـدبُ إنَّه *** تَفيض لفرْطِ الوَجْد أجفانُه دَمَّـــا

How capable is Allah! For the one acquainted with lament,
blood almost flows from his eyelids due to the excess of his emotions (lament)

يَقيـمُ إذا مَـا الليلُ مَدَّ ظَلامَــه *** على نَفسِهِ مِن شدَّةِ الخَوفِ مَأتمـا

He stands when the night extends out its darkness
Stands against himself out of extreme fear, sinful

فصِيحاً إذا ما كـانَ في ذكْـرِ رَبِّه *** وفيما سِوَاهُ في الوَرى كان أعْجَمـا

Eloquent when he makes mention of his Lord
And in the mention of others than Him, he is speechless

ويَذكُرُ أيَّامـاً مَضَـتْ مِن شَبَابـه *** وما كان فيها بالجَهَـالة أجْرَمـــا

He remembers days gone by of his youth
And what was in it of ignorance, he was a criminal

فصَارَ قَرينُ الهمِّ طُولَ نهَـــارِه *** أخا السَّهدِ والنجوى إذا الليل أظلمـا

And so for the whole of his day, the companion of grief has become
the brother of sleeplessness and secret conversation when the night darkens

يقول: حَبيبي أنـتَ سُؤلِي وبَغيتي *** كفى بكَ للرَّاجـيـنَ سُؤلاً ومغنمـا

He says, ‘My beloved, You are what I request and desire
You are enough of a longing and benefit for those who have hope

ألـسْتَ الذي غذيْتني وهَــدَيْتني *** ولا زلتَ مَنـَّانـا عليّ ومُنعِـمــا

Are You not the One who has provided for me and guided me
And You have not ceased being gracious to me and full of favours

عسَى مَنْ لَـهُ الإحْسَانَ يَغفِرُ زَلتِي *** ويَسْترُ أوْزارِي ومـا قـدْ تقدَّمــا

Perhaps the Beneficent One will forgive my mistakes
And cover up my crime and what has gone forth

تعاظمَني ذنبـي فأقبلتُ خاشِعــاً *** وَلوْلا الرِّضَـا ما كنتُ يَاربِّ مُنعَمـا

My sins seemed very great to me, so I turned (to You) in humility
Were it not for my contentment in you, I wouldn’t, O my Lord, have seen any comfort at all

فإنْ تعْفُ عَني تعْفُ عَـنْ مُتمَرِّد *** ظلوم غشــوم لا يَـزايَـلَ مأتمـا

So if You forgive me, You would have forgiven a sinner,
A rebellious, oppressive tyrant still sinning

فإن تنتـقـِمْ مِني فلستُ بآيـسٍ *** ولو أدخلوا نفسي بجـُـرْم جَهَنَّمـا

So if You were to seek revenge from me, I would not despair
Even if they entered my soul into Jahannum, due to the sins

فجُرْمِي عَظيم مِن قديم وحـَـادِث *** وعفوكَ يَأتي العَبْـدَ أعْلى وأجْسَمــا

For my crimes are great, past and present
But Your forgiveness comes to the servant, more exalted and more great

حوالي َّ فضلُ الله مِن كلِّ جَانِـب *** ونورٌ مِن الرَّحمـَن يُفترش السَّمــا

The bounty of Allaah surrounds me from all sides
And Light from the Most Merciful has spread in the sky

وفي القلبِ إشراقُ المحب بوَصْلِه *** إذا قارب البُـشرَى وجَازَ إلى الحمى

And in the heart is the radiance of the beloved when he is reunited
And when glad tidings draw close, it becomes feverish

حوالي إينــاس مِن الله وَحْـدَه *** يُطالعَني فِي ظلـمـةِ القبرأنجَمــا

Exhilaration surrounds me, only for Allaah
It overlooks me in the darkness of the grave, apparent and clear

أصُونُ وَدادي أن يُدنّسـه الهَوَى *** وأحفظُ عـَهْدِ الـحُبِّ أن يَتثلمــا

I protect my love, lest my desires should pollute it
And I preserve the contract of love, lest it be defiled

ففي يَقظتِي شَوْقٌ وفي غَفوَتِي منى *** تلاحـِقُ خُـطوَى نـشوَةً وترنمـا

In my wakefulness is yearning and in my slumber is destiny
That’s pursuing my footsteps in ecstasy

ومَن يَعْتصِمْ بالله يُسَلم مِن الوَرَى *** ومَن يَرْجه هَـيْهَاتُ أنْ يَتندُمـــا

Whoever holds fast to Allaah, he is protected from men
And whoever hopes for Him, then never will he regret

Imam Shafi’s Poem
- Extended version of the poem he said, whilst on his deathbed.

May Allah forgive our past,present and future sins.

Friday, November 9, 2007

Knowthing

“Subhanaka, la ‘ilma lana illa ma ‘alamtana, innaka Anta’l ‘Alimu’l Hakim...” (Sura 2:32)
Allahu akbar... Ya ‘Alimu, Ya Hakim, ‘alimna ma yanfa’una wa zidna ‘ilman!

(And the Angels said:) “Praise be to You, we have no knowledge except that which you taught us- You are the Knowing, the Wise One...” (al-Baqarah,ayat 32)
Allahu Akbar... Oh Knowing One, Oh Wise One, teach us what is beneficial for us and increase our knowledge always!

Tuesday, November 6, 2007

Hati orang yang bermakrifah


Rindunya Hati orang yang berma'rifah,
kepada mengingati Tuhan.
Dan sebutan mereka waktu bermunajah
adalah untuk kerahsiaan.

Diperedarkan piala piala,
bagi takdir Tuhan kepada mereka.
Maka berpalinglah dari dunia
seperti berpalingnya orang yang bersyukur !

Cita cita mereka itu berkeliling,
ditempat kediaman tentara.
di situ orang orang yang mencintai Allah
seperti bintang bintang yang bersinar cahaya

Tubuh Mereka itu di Bumi
terbunuh disebabkan kecintaannya.
Arwah mereka di tempat terdinding yang sepi
menempuh ke arah yang tinggi dengan segera.


Excerpt from Ihya Ulumuddin,chapter 8

Huu

Saturday, October 27, 2007

Something About Bees


The bee goes to every flower regardless of its colour, to take something sweet from it.

"Just like bees, we must take the honey from every flower (every culture) and use it to better every flower (everyone)"
Abdallah of Mile-End

Listen:
Every petal of every flower chiming;
love me, love me, love me.

Friday, October 26, 2007

Worth


Bismillah hir Rahman nir Rahim

O Lord...

Once I wanted You so much
I did not even dare walk past Your house,
And now
I am not even worthy to be let in.

- Rabi'a al-Adawiyya -

Tuesday, October 16, 2007

Serve


We love to serve, not to be served. When we serve, Allah is happy with us, and this brings more attraction to the Divine Presence and Allah opens that state more for us. However, to be served, brings pride and weakness to the heart and causes us to recede from the Divine Presence. [Shah Naqshband (q) ]

Saturday, October 13, 2007

Wednesday, October 10, 2007

For the Last days of Ramadhan..


A'udhu billah hi minassyaitan nir rajeem,
Bismillah hir Rahman nir Raheem,
La hawla wala quwwata illa billah hil aliyyil azeem

O our Lord,
Grant us the Serenity to accept things that we cannot change,
the Courage to change the things we can,
and the Wisdom to know the difference.

O our Lord,
Forgive us for whatever we have missed out during this blessed month of Ramadhan,
and with your permission, bless us to reach the next Ramadhan.
Certainly no might nor will have we other than what is Yours.



Subhanallah, Alhamdulillah, La illaha illa llah, Allahu Akbar,
La hawla wala quwwata illa billah hil aliyyil azeem.

maksud la ilaha illallah
makbud la ilaha illallah
mawjud la ilaha illallah
adzhim la ilaha illallah

Praise to all Allah in our happiness and sadness

-Salam-

Sunday, October 7, 2007

Sunday, September 30, 2007

I Beg of You

“Is there anyone who can give something to this beggar? A whole heart? Is there anyone giving away a pure, whole heart?”

For a whole heart, I would give the life of this world: every moment of monotone emotion felt, every numb pleasure that kills my soul, every restless feeling that eats away inside.

For a whole heart, I would give away all my broken dreams, gathering each piece from it’s scattered place, blown in every direction by the winds of confusion and desire.

For a whole heart, I would give all of my bitter tears, shed from mistaken hurts and affected wrongs, or complexities that I myself constructed.

For a whole heart, I would give my own tongue that speaks ill instead of truth.

I would give my very eyes, that see the night sky in all it’s splendor, and that still choose slumber over vigil.

I would give my soul, troubled and heavy, always foolishly choosing darkness over Light.

But who would accept this currency or this exchange?

I’m just a poor beggar, with nothing to give. Instead, I depend on the compassion of the Owner to fulfill my needs, and be generous with me, though I have nothing to give Him in return; my worthless possessions clutched tight.

Saturday, September 29, 2007

No Wing


A'udhu billah hi minassyaitan nir rajeem,
Bismillah hir Rahman nir Raheem,
La hawla wala quwwata illa billah hil aliyyil azeem

Imam Shafi had said "Knowledge is not what is memorized,it is what benefits". Maybe it is time for us to reflect what we are doing. Are we gaining more knowledge or are we merely wanting recognition through our learning. Are we like donkeys carrying books? Why burden yourself with information that you are not using? It is said act upon what you have known first, then you search more. O you who are slaves of 'learning',why do you want more yet fail to act upon what you already know? Learning might be an admirable trait, but how often have we acted on what we already know? Then why ask for more? You like the papers to be proof that you are knowledgeable ? How foolish we have become. We need pieces of paper to put value on us.
Look how far we have become.

Have you not traveled the vast earth and took lessons from what you saw?
Certainly you are not burdened more than what you can carry.
La yukallifullah hu nafsan illa wuss aha

O Donkey,the more books you carry, sooner you are going to break your back.
A lot of "knowledge" today are like air,and our heads are balloons.The more we fill it the bigger our heads get. And later it might just float away,leaving our body. useless. or worse EXPLODE.Thus we become majnun, "crazies". Helium would have been MUCH worse!

O Allah fill not our heads with useless knowledge,however "useful" it might seem to us.
O Allah,we are blind, please bless us with sight.
O Allah, we are deaf, please bless us with hearing.
O Allah,we are dumb, please bless us with Your invocations on our tongues.
O Allah,we are non sense, please bless us with reason.

O Allah, make us nothing, so You can fill us with everything.


Subhanaka la ‘ilma lana 'illa ma ‘allamtana 'innaka 'anta l-‘aleemu l-hakeem.
No knowledge have we other than what You have taught us, verily You are the only Knower and The Wise.

No mind people. That is what we have become. Astaghfirullah.

-Peace be to you-

Friday, September 28, 2007

I Will Stay



I will stay

I will never leave this house of light,
I will never leave this blessed town
for here I have found my love
and here I will stay for the rest of my life.
If this world turns into a sea of trouble
I will brave the waves and steer my mind's ship
to the safe shore of love.

If you are a seeker looking for profit go on
and may God be with you,
but I am not willing to exchange my truth,
I have found the heart and will never leave
this house of light.


-- Ghazal (Ode) 1653

Translated by Azima Melita Kolin and Maryam Mafi
Rumi: Hidden Music
HarperCollins Publishers Ltd, 2001

Thursday, September 27, 2007

Read in The Name


A'udhu billah hi minassyaitan nir rajeem,
Bismillah hir Rahman nir Raheem,
La hawla wala quwwata illa billah hil aliyyil azeem


Bismillah...
Iqra' Bismi Rabb bikal lazi khalaq.

Read in the Name of the Lord that has created you.
Whatever we read,it must be a reminder for us of our Lord.Therefore read in the Name of the Creator, and may it be beneficial for us.Insha Allah.
La hawla wala quwwata illa billah hil aliyyil azeem. Expect nothing from ourselves, and everything from Him. fa ilayka nashku da'fana. To Him we complain of our every weakness. and that is enough.
Hasbunallah wa ni'mal wakeel.

May whatever we read be a source of light ,"nur" for us.
Everything is from Him,and if He wills,will lead us back to Him. Insha Allah.

-Peace be with you always-

Saturday, September 22, 2007

Fi lailateen minal layali


Di suatu malam dari malam-malamku
Aku tidak tahu apa yang menimpa diriku wahai tuhan
Kegelapan memenuhi diriku wahai Tuhan

Bumi dan Langit dirasakan sempit
Dan hatiku tidak menjumpai cahaya
Dan air mataku sentiasa mengalir wahai Tuhanku

Aku ingkar dan dosa-dosa besar
Dan sesungguhnya aku dalam kesedihan yang amat
Dibelenggu oleh dosa-dosa, wahai Tuhan

Dan adakah layak keampunan buat orang yang berdosa?
Orang yang sentiasa dalam noda, Wahai Tuhan

Engkau yang menjadikanku
Mengasihiku dan mengurniakanku rezeki
Wahai Tuhan, Engkau selalu bersama-samaku
Tetapi aku jauh daripadaMu
Dan aku berjalan pada jalanku Ya Allah

Dan pada hari ini wahai Tuhan, aku kembali
Daripada kegelapan di belakang batasan-batasan agama
Dan hatiku kecewa dan jalanku bingung
Dan aku telah tenggelam tetapi aku tidak menyedari
Tiada penyelamat bagiku melainkan Engkau
Tiada penyelamat dan tiada penyelamat melainkan Engkau
Wahai Tuhanku.. Wahai Tuhanku...



THe translation of fii lailatin miinallayali...excerpt from asbestosnabil.blogspot.com

Sunday, September 16, 2007

Fly towards Eternity


In the dead of night, a Sufi began to weep.

He said, “This world is like a closed coffin, in which

We are shut and in which, through our ignorance,

We spend our lives in folly and desolation.

When Death comes to open the lid of the coffin,

Each one who has wings will fly off to Eternity,

But those without will remain locked in the coffin.

So, my friends, before the lid of this coffin is taken off,

Do all you can to become a bird of the Way to God;

Do all you can to develop your wings and your feathers.”


Farid ud Din Attar


What better time to train our wings in this blessed month of Ramadan, month for the nation of Muhammad(pbuh)

Ya Allah,Ya Qawiy, Ilayka Nashku Da'faana
Ya Hayyu,Ya Qayyum biRahmatika astaghit
Ya Allah,Ya Wadud,Ya Afuw,Ya Ghaffar,Ya Ghawtsi li ummati Muhammad

Friday, September 14, 2007

Wednesday, September 12, 2007

Oceans of Mercy



A'udhu billah hi minassyaitan nir rajeem,
Bismillah hir Rahman nir Raheem,
La hawla wala quwwata illa billah hil aliyyil azeem


Alhamdulillah, Ramadan is upon us. May Allah grant us with His Mercy Oceans in this blessed month. Somethings has to start somewhere,it has to start somehow.What better place than here, what better time than now.

As it begins, it will also end.But the "spirit" of Ramadan should be with us all the time.
O our Lord,leave us,leave our hearts to be with Ramadan.Bodily we might be going away from Ramadan, but let our souls be in those Mercy Oceans that You opened during Ramadan.

He is Allah; He gives.

As much as we may ask,it is nothing beside what You are giving us.Then You give to us,O our Lord.We do not know what to ask.


-Peace be to you-

Friday, August 24, 2007

Burst into Silence

A'udhu billah hi minassyaitan nir rajeem,
Bismillah hir Rahman nir Raheem,
La hawla wala quwwata illa billah hil aliyyil azeem


Silence is the absence of sound,beyond relation,featureless,unimaginable in which all is still..and yet there is a beyond.

Make no mistake.Silence of the tongue is mere childs' play ( for some at least :P ) but to be as silent inwardly as outwardly is a whole thing altogether.

How can you strive and struggle for something that is nothing?How can you grasp something without matter,without form?Can you fill space with emptyness?

Just let it come.If only for a moment,let go of "I". Forget "me". And revel in the deafening sound of silence.Feel the turbulence of stillness. Ha Ha Ha talk about contradicting terms :)

Pay the price of silence and a thousand voices answer; speak and silence alone replies.It is in silence the secret speak.

Why are you so afraid of silence,
silence is the root of everything.
If you spiral into its void
a hundred voices will thunder
messages you long to hear.

See how the seed sprouts silently and grows into a magnificent oak tree.In silence it was hidden underground,nourished and grows reaching to the skies.

How silently flowers bloom
With it removing all this gloom.

O wretched soul! How long will you need to explain yourself? O you who are captivated by speech,when will you listen? O you who are enslaved to reason when will you understand? Though your speech might be eloquent,when will you be as adept in silence?

Learn silence as you had learnt speech,even more so.
Those who don't understand silence,won't understand these words.

Our flawed reasoning cannot measure nor explain,nor can we comprehend,therefore refrain.
Be quiet,our words are not the end of the matter.They do not have any weigh.Words against words,nothing more.
If words express it,we have not found it.

And how beautifully our Mevlana from Konya tells us:

Carry your baggage toward silence:
when you seek the signs of the Way,
don't make yourself the focus of attention.
The Prophet said, "Know that amidst the sea of cares
my Companions are like guiding stars."
Fix your eye on the stars and seek the Way;
speech confuses the sight: be silent.

O Allah! How You reveal to the soul that place where speech is growing without letters.

Do crack my heart
through your silence
for I love the sound it makes
every time it breaks
surrender is good music

The sun which sets today
will rise tomorrow
nor love will lie in laziness
for it is love who maps the path
for sun and moon to follow

If love is strong
It can't go wrong.

Now it is time for silence.

Kalau belum makan rambutan, bagaimana nak paham rasanya?
Se-siapa yang belum makan,tidak akan merasa!
Se-siapa yang belum merasa,tidak bisa paham!
Kata-kata tidak bisa meletakkan rasa manis itu ke dalam mulut-mu.Apa gunanya lagi berkata?
Hai keparat,memang cakap tak serupa bikin. Auta saja lebih! ha ha ha :)

Dengarlah tuan satu cerita
Cerita dongeng orang tua-tua
Kisah tuk nujum yang terus mata
Bukannya betul semuanya auta.

keh keh keh ..Cobaaaaan :)

-Peace be to you-

Tuesday, August 21, 2007

Alive!



Love is alive
And someone borne along by it is more alive
than lions roaring
or men in their fierce courage.
Bandits ambush others on the road.
they get wealth,
but they stay in one place.
Lovers keep moving,
never the same,not for a second.
What make others grieve,they enjoy.
When they look angry,
do not believe their faces.
It is like spring lightning,
a joke before the rain.
They chew thorns thoughtfully,
along with pasture grass.
Gazelle and lioness having dinner.
Love is invisible except here,in us.
Sometimes i praise love.
Sometimes love praise me.
- MEVLANA CELLALUDDEEN AR-RUMI-

Monday, August 20, 2007

Questions and Answers

Mawla ya solli wa sallim da'iman abadan, 'ala habibika khairi-lkhalqi kullihimi.

A Most Beautiful Hadith Among All The Beautiful Ahadith
Khalid ibn al Walid (Radi Allahu Ta'ala anhu) narrated the following hadith:

A Bedouin came one day to the Holy Prophet (sallallahu 'alahi wasallam) and said to him,

'O, Messenger of Allah! I've come to ask you a few questions about the affairs of this Life and the Hereafter.'
'Ask what you wish' said Rasulullah (sallallahu 'alahi wasallam).

Q: I'd like to be the most learned of men.
A: Fear Allah, and you will be the most learned of men.

Q: I wish to be the richest man in the world.
A: Be contented, and you will be the richest man in the world.

Q: I'd like to be the most just man.
A: Desire for others what you desire for yourself, and you will be the most just of men.

Q: I want to be the best of men.
A: Do good to others and you will be the best of men.

Q: I wish to be the most favored by Allah.
A: Engage much in Allah's praise, and you will be most favored by Him.

Q: I'd like to complete my faith.
A: If you have good manners you will complete your faith

Q: I wish to be among those who do good.
A: Adore Allah as if you see Him. If you don 't see Him, He seeth you. In this way you will be among those who do good.

Q: I wish to be obedient to Allah.
A: If you observe Allah's commands you will be obedient.

Q: I'd like to be free from all sins.
A: Bathe yourself from impurities and you will be free from all sins.

Q: I'd like to be raised on the Day of Judgement in the light.
A: Don't wrong yourself or any other creature, and you will be raised on the Day of Judgement in the light.

Q: I'd like Allah to bestow His mercy on me.
A: If you have mercy on yourself and others, Allah will grant you mercy on the Day of Judgement.

Q: I'd like my sins to be very few.
A: If you seek the forgiveness Allah as much as you can, your sins will be very few.

Q: I'd like to be the most honorable man.
A: If you do not complain to any fellow creature, you will be the most honorable of men.

Q: I'd like to be the strongest of men.
A: If you put your trust in Allah, you will be the strongest of men.

Q: I'd like to enlarge my provision.
A: If you keep yourself pure, Allah will enlarge your provision.

Q: I'd like to be loved by Allah and His messenger.
A: If you love what Allah and His messenger love, you will be among their beloved ones.

Q: I wish to be safe from Allah's wrath on the Day of Judgement.
A: If you do not loose your temper with any of your fellow creatures, you will be safe from the wrath of Allah on the Day of Judgement.

Q: I'd like my prayers to be responded.
A: If you avoid forbidden actions, your prayers will he responded.

Q: I'd like Allah not to disgrace me on the Day of Judgement.
A: If you guard your chastity, Allah will not disgrace you on the Day of Judgement.

Q: I'd like Allah to provide me with a protective covering on the Day of Judgement.
A: Do not uncover your fellow creatures faults, and Allah will provide you with a covering protection on the Day of Judgement.

Q: What will save me from sins?
A: Tears, humility and illness.

Q: What are the best deeds in the eyes of Allah?
A: Gentle manners, modesty and patience.

Q: What are the worst evils in the eyes of Allah?
A: Hot temper and miserliness.

Q: What assuages the wrath of Allah in this life and in the Hereafter?
A: Concealed charity and kindness to relatives.

Q: What extinguishes hell's fires on the Day of Judgement?
A: Patience in adversity and misfortunes.

-Related by Imam Ahmad ibn Hanbal (Rahmatullah Ta'ala 'alaih)


Allah jualah tuhan yang tunggal tiada sekutu bagiNya
Muhammad itu hambaNya dan utusanNya
berhadaplah engkau ke mana-mana sahaja yang engkau kehendaki
maka sesungguhnya engkaulah yang mendapat pertolongan (kemenangan)

Allahu Wahdahu La Syarikalah.
Muhammadan Abduhu wa Rasuluh.
Tawajjahu Haithu Syi'tu.
Fa innaka Mansuurun.

Friday, August 17, 2007

Regarding Path(s)


A'udhu billah hi minassyaitan nir rajeem,
Bismillah hir Rahman nir Raheem,
La hawla wala quwwata illa billah hil aliyyil azeem

In an age where it seems that there are many people that teach but nothing is known,where words flow on endlessly but leads nowhere,where the price of everything is known but none of its value.And what better way to sum it all up:

"an age of guided missiles and misguided men"

the weariness that one might feel is quite understandable.

Excellent let us now begin.
In quality of mind it is depth that matters.
One who excels in traveling leaves no wheel track behind.

Come and take a journey that will lead to a world that begins where language ends.And which path should we take? Maybe this could be of some use :

Any path is only a path,and there is no affront(insult,disrespect),to oneself or to others,in leaving it if that is what your heart tells you.. Look at every path closely and deliberately.Try it as many times as you think necessary.Then ask yourself,and yourself alone,one question...Does this path have a heart?If it does,the path is good,if it does not it is of no use.

Just like the birds that take to sky, fishes in the sea, and worms buried deep in the belly of earth.We too must make our way,....eventually :) or risk of forever being trapped,unable to move.Mobility, that is the word that is being thrown around nowadays.hahaha

and let us remember now.

to remember a few words on the tongue is one thing, and to have those same words as "NAQSH" -engraved- on your heart in tranquility is another thing altogether.

to remember is to understand

A good Teacher remembers what it was to be a student,
A good Editor remembers being a writer,
A good Parent remembers what it was like to be a child,

A good Human remembers what it was like to be.

as the very familiar quote goes;
to be or not to be,that is the question! :)


-Peace be to you-

Thursday, August 16, 2007

Tareqat


Dan setelah asy-Syaikh Bahauddin an-Naqsyabandi meninggal dunia, kegiatan At tariqah an-Naqsyabandiyyah telah dipimpin pula oleh anak menantunya iaitu Asy-Syaikh Alaudin al-Attar.
Sebagai seorang guru Sufi, asy-Syaikh Alaudin al-Attar juga telah meninggalkan beberapa patah nasihat yang berharga untuk murid-muridnya. Di antaranya ialah:

Adalah penting bagi si murid yang baru melangkah (di atas jalan kerohanian) untuk sentiasa memadukan hatinya dengan hati guru mursyidnya. (berpadu) Kerana, si guru mursyid itu bak sebuah cermin yang menzahirkan Hakikat Ketuhanan.

Dan kesepaduan hati ini akan membawa si murid kepada jazbah dan fana. Penafian yang sebenar tidak akan dapat tercapai melainkan dengan jazbah. Di peringkat awal, si murid hendaklah sentiasa bersama dengan guru mursyidnya,(berserta) sehingga si murid memperolehi jazbah, yang akan membolehkannya menafikan setiap sesuatu selain daripada Allah. Jika tidak, si murid akan tertinggal ke belakang dan gagal untuk mencapai fana.

Tetapi bagi si pengembara di peringkat terakhir, tiada lagi dia perlu kepada ikatan (rabitah) ini, kerana dia telah mencapai penafian yang sebenar. Baginya, setiap sesuatu adalah cermin yang menzahirkan keindahanNya. Bila sampai dia kepada Hakikat Kewujudan, dia akan melihat dirinya hanya seperti Satu titik di lautan yang luas, seolah-olah seperti sebiji zarah (atom) di matahari. Bagi sesiapa yang telah sampai ke peringkat ini, maka tiadalah memadai dan mencukupi untuk melihat keindahanNya hanya di dalam cermin si Guru mursyid sahaja.

Monday, August 13, 2007

Bergantung pada Niatmu


A man asked Sidi Abu Hassan As-Shadili that he was intrigued by why he was always wearing fine clothes eventhough he is one of the waliyullah and furthermore with the rank of Qutb.
In contrast the asking man was only using worn out and coarse clothes so as to be known as someone who is a zahid (someone who abstains from worldly attachments). Sidi Abu Hassan As-Shadili replies:

"Libaasukum hazaa yaquulu innallaha faqiirun wa libaasunaa haazaa yaquulu innallaha ghaniyuun jamiilun yuhibbul jamaal".

"Your worn out clothes states that Allah Taala is poor and while my fine clothes states that Allah is the All Sufficient and is Beautiful and loves what is beautiful".



The lesson:
Each and every action is according to its intention.

A wolf in chicken clothing is still a wolf and will still eat the chicken. :)

May God purify our intentions.

Friday, August 10, 2007

Thursday, August 9, 2007

Truth and Falsehood



A'udhu billah hi minassyaitan nir rajeem,
Bismillah hir Rahman nir Raheem,
La hawla wala quwwata illa billah hil aliyyil azeem


One is independent while another is dependent. .Now choose. .Be at peace. .Be silent.


Dream not of lights,
Of marvels, of miracles
For your miracles are contained
In submitting to the Truth;
All else is pride, conceit,
And illusion of existence.

-Shabistari


There is hope after the time of desperation.
There is the Eye of the Heart in blindness.


You won't know your blindness
without seeing the light.
How do you know white
Without seeing black?


There are hundreds of thousands
Of forms which look alike.
There are hundred of thousands
Of meanings and reasons which depend
On this unseen King's secret control.
That King moves these forms and meanings
Like the wind moves the leaves
Of the tree of silence.

There is Love where there is scolding.
Every incomplete thing is pulled toward completion.
Try to see the unseen events clearly.
Be silent!

from: selected new verses from Divan-i Kebir of Mevlana Jalaluddin Rumi
Translated by Nevit Oguz Ergin.


" wa qul ja'al haqqu wa zahaqal baatilu innal baatila kana zahuqa "

And say: truth has arrived,and falsehood perished; for falsehood is (by its nature) bound to perish

Surah Al-Isra' verse 81

And truth can live all alone, but falsehood needs truth to exist.
Either you exist or you perish.

of all faith,of every infidelity,
Be silent!


Orang buta makan buah durian rasa durian
Orang celik makan durian rasa durian
Orang celik nampak buah durian
Orang buta tak nampak buah durian
Tapi dua-dua rasa buah durian
sebab dua-dua makan durian.

ha ha ha apakejadahnya? :) teh aaa



-Peace be to you-

Friday, August 3, 2007

Got Something to Remember?



A'udhu billah hi minassyaitan nir rajeem,
Bismillah hir Rahman nir Raheem,
La hawla wala quwwata illa billah hil aliyyil azeem


You remember most often what you love the most.
and there are two types of remembrance(zikr):

tafakkur and tadzakkur.

tafakkur is zikr of the mind while tadzakkur is zikr of the heart.

Know that the mind is a path to the soul.All our outward senses are tied to our mind.Though the mind might act as a "filter"of sort,but too much dirt might allow some dirtyness to reach our heart.
while our hearts belong to the realm of divine but seldom are we able to "tune-in" due to this dirt.We either get fuzzy signals or total blackout.What a pity full state to be in.

hearts reflect what is from sight.whether you see as it is or a distorted image is dependent on the clarity of the heart as a mirror.

therefore arises the matter of looking at the same object but seeing different things.
this is a conundrum that we are too familiar with words i.e: the same words used to describe different things.. aah how wonderful silence is :)

tadzakkur clarifies the heart.
tafakkur purifies the mind.

have you not heard of the parable of His light:

...the parable of His Light is as (if there were) a niche and within it a lamp, the lamp is in a glass, the glass as it were a brilliant star,lit from a blessed tree,an olive,neither of the east nor of the west,whose oil would almost glow forth(of itself) though no fire has touched it.Light upon Light!Allah guides to His light whom He wills.And Allah sets forth parables for mankind,and Allah is All-Knower of everything.

An-Nur verse 35


Polish the glass and let the brilliance of this lamp shine through.Lest you allow this light to die out for certainly the light is not yours,it is a mere grant from the One.He giveth and He taketh as He pleases.

tafakkur might feel heavy,
but tadzakkur is weightless-ness,liberation

what better way to "taste" weightless-ness after feeling heaviness.
O you who have never tasted bitterness,how will you know that it is sweetness that you are tasting? Perchance it is pure bile that you are savouring.


doesn't it feel nice after you scratch that itch? :)
if there was no itch,you would not "taste" that wonderful feeling.Ha ha ha

wonderful feeling indeed.or is it just me? :)

O our Lord,forgive us for certainly we have not remembered You as You ought to be remembered

O our Lord, bless us by granting us Your remembrance

certainly there is no will nor might except that of Yours,Most High,The Incomparably Great.


siapa cakap ikut hati mati?tu betul ka hati atau nafsi?ka hati yang dah betul-betul mati?biar mati diri jangan mati hati.

itula engkau sapa suroh letak akal kat lutut,hati kat perut.kah kah kah kah.

ni hati ka nafsi yang bercakap???

apa-apa ajak pun

Tinggalkan yang meragukan,dan ambillah apa yang diyakini.

You are not my fellow traveller.
Tread your own path.
May you be affluent,
And I downtrodden.

Engkau bukanlah teman se-pengembaraanku.
Jejakilah laluan mu sendiri.
Moga-moga engkau memperoleh kemewahan.
dan aku ketindasan.

wujudkah perkataan "ketindasan"? he he he teh aa.

Ya Tuhan kami,ajarlah kami Ilmu al Yaqeen
Ya Tuhan kami,perlihatkanlah kami melalui Ayn al Yaqeen
Ya Tuhan kami,kurnialah kami dengan Haqq al Yaqeen.

O our Lord,teach us Your Knowledge of Certainty
O our Lord,let us see through Your Vision of Certainty
O our Lord,bless us with Your Reality of Certainty.

O our Lord,there is only You.

ya Afuww ya Ghaffar, rabbigh firli.far firlana ma qaddamna wa ma akharna,wa ma asrarna wa ma a'lana.Anta'l Muqaddim wa Anta'l Muakhir.La illah ha illa Anta subhanaka inni kuntum minaz zalimeen.

inna lillah wa inna ilaihi raji'uun

As nothing you came and as nothing you shall return.Then why all this pride? minum teh lah.




-Peace be to you-

Tuesday, July 31, 2007

Munajat


Betapa indah sang Darwis malang setiap hari merintih,
Penyesalannya di pagi hari pun terdengar oleh
dosa lainnya lagi.
Segenap ikrar kami hanyalah kosong belaka,
Segenap sumpah kami sentiasa berubah-ubah,
Taubat atas pemberian-Nya tetaplah tegar,
Dan mantap tak tergoyahkan

Rabiah al adawiya~ Sa'di (w. 1291 M.)fii Bustan~

Saturday, July 28, 2007

Inna solati lillahi




"Sedekat2 seorang hamba dengan tuhannnya dalam ketika dia sedang bersujud"

(Riwayat Thabarani).

Bertawakkallah kepada Allah agar meneruskan kita berada pada golongan orang2 bersolat.Solat itu adalah jalan.Maka lalui jalan itu sebab itulah yang Dia telah tunjukkan.Seperti kata Shaikh Abdul Qosim al Junaid:

"Jalan yang membawa aku kepada tuhanku...tidak sekali akan aku tinggalkan"

Di mana sahaja kamu merasakan kamu berada dalam zikrullah,maka sesekali Allah itu sentiasa berada bersama....

"So remember me,I will remember you!"

Hanyalah Allah itu sebaik2 penjamin bagi kita,dan sebaik2nya yang dicintai.Maka berkata seorang sahabat kepadaku

"Orang yang tahu itu tidak sama dengan orang yang faham,orang yang faham itu tidak sama dengan orang yang mengerti".

Maka untuk sampai kepada Haqq-al-yaqin,segala jalan mujahadah itu adalah keperluan,seperti orang yang menginginkan buah yang ranum,tiadalah ia akan mendapatnya jika tiada siraman air yang menyuburkan pada sebatang pokok yang diinginkan.


Ibn 'Ata illah al-Iskandari says:

"If you were to only reach Allah after the end of all your bad points and the erasure of all your thinking pretensions you would never reach Him. Rather, when He wants you to reach Him, He covers your trait with His trait, your worthlessness with His worth."

O Allah,guide me to reach your love,no other than You,no other than Huu

innas solaati wa nusuki wa mahyaaya wa mamaati lillahi rabbil 'alameen

verily your worship,your sacrifices,your very life and death is for Allah,Lord of the
universe.Everythings starts with Huu and ends with Huu.Huu Allah.No you,only Huu.

One I seek, One I know, One I see, One I call

Qul hu Allah hu Ahad.Allah hu ssomad.Lam yalid wa lam yuulad.Wa lam yaqullahu ku fuwan Ahad.

Surah al-Ikhlas

Friday, July 27, 2007

A Riddle


A'udhu billah hi minassyaitan nir rajeem,
Bismillah hir Rahman nir Raheem,
La hawla wala quwwata illa billah hil aliyyil azeem


There is one thing in this world that must never be forgotten.If you were to forget all else, but did not forget that, then you would have no reason to worry.But if you performed and remembered everything else, yet forgot that one thing, then you would have done nothing whatsoever..

Fihi ma Fihi


Say: Shall we tell you of those whose efforts have been wasted in this life in respect of their deeds? Those whose effort have been wasted in this life,while they thought that they were acquiring good by their works.

Al-Kahfi verses 103-104


Should you worry?


-Peace be to you-

Thursday, July 26, 2007

Our Death Is Our Wedding


Our death is our wedding with eternity.
What is the secret? "God is One."
The sunlight splits when entering the windows of the house.
This multiplicity exists in the cluster of grapes;
It is not in the juice made from the grapes.
For he who is living in the Light of God,
The death of the carnal soul is a blessing.
Regarding him, say neither bad nor good,
For he is gone beyond the good and the bad.
Fix your eyes on God and do not talk about what is invisible,
So that he may place another look in your eyes.
It is in the vision of the physical eyes
That no invisible or secret thing exists.
But when the eye is turned toward the Light of God
What thing could remain hidden under such a Light?
Although all lights emanate from the Divine Light
Don't call all these lights "the Light of God";
It is the eternal light which is the Light of God,
The ephemeral light is an attribute of the body and the flesh.
...Oh God who gives the grace of vision!
The bird of vision is flying towards You with the wings of desire.

(Mystic Odes 833)

Tuesday, July 24, 2007

Diskaun untuk student2 IPT-Seminar Dr Alan Abdul Haq Godlas


Pengumuman untuk pelajar2 universiti di Malaysia,Singapura,Brunei,Indonesia dan negara terdekat yang berminat untuk menyertai Seminar Dr Alan Abdul Haq Godlas di Shah Village Hotel Petaling Jaya , Selangor, Malaysia pada on 11-12 August 2007.Saya telah dimaklumkan oleh pihak penganjur bahawa yuran untuk pelajar dikurangkan sebanyak setengah harga.Ini bererti yuran pelajar untuk makanan dan sewa hotel ialah RM50 sehari.Pelajar boleh datang untuk satu hari dan bayar hanya RM50.Untuk 2 hari RM100.sila rujuk tentatif seminar pada post saya yang telah lalu di Dr Alan Abdul Haq Godlas are here in Malaysia

Monday, July 23, 2007

Ilham


"It is said that after Muhammad and the prophets revelation does not descend upon anyone else. Why not? In fact it does, but then it is not called 'revelation.' It is what the Prophet referred to when he said, 'The believer sees with the Light of God.' When the believer looks with 'The believer sees with the Light of God.' When the believer looks with God's Light, he sees all things: the first and the last, the present and the absent. For how can anything be hidden from God's Light? And if something is hidden, then it is not the Light of God. Therefore the meaning of revelation exists, even if it is not called revelation."


Fihi ma fihi [Discourses of Rumi]
quoted from William C. Chittick, The Sufi Path of Love:
The Spiritual Teachings of Rumi


Ya Huu

Sunday, July 22, 2007

Servant



I will not serve God like a labourer, in expectation of my wages.
- Rabia al-Adawiya

Niat


Berkata shaikh Ibnu 'Ataillah:

Permulaan yang terang yang terang akan berakhir dengan terang.

Clear start will end clearly


Ilahi anta maksudi,waredoka mathlubi,atinni mahabbatak walmakrifataka

Friday, July 20, 2007

Kenalilah dahulu





Berkata Sayidina Ali r.a :

Kenalilah Islam dahulu barulah kamu kenal manusia, nescaya kamu boleh melihat kebenaran dan kebatilannya.
Jika kenal manusia dahulu baru Islam,nescaya kebenaran Islam hanya dilihat melalui kata-kata dan perbuatannya walaupun ia adalah batil (tidak benar).

Ya Huu

Borrowed Light


O brother, Wisdom is pouring into you
from the beloved saint of God.
You've only borrowed it.
Although the house of your heart
is lit from inside,
that light is lent by a luminous neighbor.
Give thanks; don't be arrogant or vain;
pay attention without self-importance.
It's sad that this borrowed state
has put religious communities
far from religious communion.

Maulana Jalaluddin Rumi, may Allah sanctify his soul & bless his secret
'Rumi: Daylight', C. & Kabir Helminski, Threshold Books


Ya Huu

Monday, July 16, 2007

Flow to the Ocean


A'udhu billah hi minassyaitan nir rajeem,
Bismillah hir Rahman nir Raheem,
La hawla wala quwwata illa billah hil aliyyil azeem



Go with the flow.or should we? nowadays it seems to be a catch phrase of sorts to simply "go with the flow".What it means this poor soul has yet fail to understand.From what little can be made of it,it simply means to relent to what is the norm in a particular society.Whether it is right or wrong is none of my business to say.But lets remind ourselves that not every stream flows to the sea.Some might end in the sewage and stagnate, creating an awful stench.We are mere drops of water hoping to reach the ocean.May God lead us to the right path (sirat al mustaqim) with His Love(Wadood) and Compassion(Raheem) lest we are unable to bear His Majesty(Jalal) and severity (Qahhar).Only He knows.

be the drop that became the ocean.in the ocean no drops remain,all are the same.annihilation.unity in the vastness.endless.


Allahumma aslih ummata Muhammad.
Allahumma arham ummata Muhammad.
Allahumma ustur ummata Muhammad.
Allahumma-ghfir li ummata Muhammad.
Allahumma-hfaz ummata Muhammad.
Allahumma unsur ummata Muhammad.
Ya arhama r-rahimin arhammna. Ya arhama r-rahimin fa'fu'anna.
Ya arhama r-rahimin, ya Ghaffara dh-dhunub, Ya Sattara l-'uyyub, Ya Fattaha l-qulub.
Allahumma asqina l-ghaytha suqya rahmatin wa la taj'alna mina l-qanitin. Amin.
Wa salamun 'ala l-mursalin, wa l-hamdu li-llahi Rabbi l-'alamin.

O Allah! Reconcile the nation of Muhammad.
O Allah! Have mercy on the nation of Muhammad.
O Allah! Veil the imperfection of the nation of Muhammad.
O Allah! Forgive the nation of Muhammad.
O Allah! Preserve the nation of Muhammad.
O Allah! Succour the nation of Muhammad.
O Most Merciful of the Merciful! Have mercy on us.
O Most Merciful of the Merciful! Forgive us.
O Most Merciful of the Merciful! O Pardoner of sins! O Veiler of our shortcomings! O Opener of hearts!
O Allah! Make us drink from the rain of Your Mercy and let us not be of the despondent . Amin
Peace be upon the Emissaries and praise be to Allah, the Lord of the worlds.



jangan engkau sangka semua yang mengalir itu pergi ke lautan, barangkali ia berakhir di dalam longkang yang busuk lagi menjijikkan.jadilah setitis air yang menjadi lautan,karena setitis yang telah sampai ke lautan tidak akan dapat dipisahkan lagi.lenyaplah setitik menjadi lautan yg luas...

berhati-hatilah di jalan raya :) tengok kanan,tengok kiri,pandang bawah,pandang atas..up up an awaaay! lampu merah maknanya berhenti,lampu hijau maknanya jalan, lampu kuning?tekan minyak,pecuuut!! macam-macam ada.


Subhanaka la ‘ilma lana 'illa ma ‘allamtana 'innaka 'anta l-‘aleemu l-hakeem.

Maha suci Engkau! Kami tidak mempunyai pengetahuan selain dari apa yang Engkau ajarkan kepada kami; sesungguhnya Engkau jualah yang Maha Mengetahui, lagi Maha Bijaksana.

Al-Baqarah ayat 32


-Peace be to you-

Saturday, July 14, 2007

Dr. Alan Abdal Haq Godlas are here in Malaysia


Dr. Alan Abdal Haq Godlas will conduct a Majlis which is named as Spiritual Transformation in Daily Life by means of Remembrance Gratitude and Love
on 11-12 August 2007 at Shah Village Hotel Petaling Jaya , Selangor, Malaysia.

General Overview

Saturday 11 August 2007

I. General overview of Islamic principles for spiritual transformation

A) The problem of untransformed man: egotism and egotistical society

B) Spiritual transformation (including psychological-emotional transformation) as the aim and
general solution to the problem.


C) The Core of the Islamic Spiritual method: The inner (Turning back [tawba], Gratitude, Surrender, Love, Dhikr) and
the outer (God-centered behavior/taqwa)

D) The Need for understanding of the spiritual path

E) A system for understanding the major concepts of the path

F) A system for understanding the process of spiritual transformation


Sunday 12 August 2007

II. The Qur'an, The Prophet (saws), and Islamic Spirituality

A) Qur'anic recitation, contemplation, and the world

B) Qur'anic roots of Islamic Spirituality

C)Spiritual understanding and interpretation of the Qur'an

D) Hadith as a basis of Islamic Spirituality

E) The Muhammadan Truth and Light


Dr Alan says:
"Each session will begin and end with periods of dhikr,both vocal and silent. On Sunday morning before breakfast, I would like to go for a fast walk for about an hour, during which time I will recite surahs Yasin,Fath, Nab'a, Waqi'a, Mulk, and Hadid. Attendees are welcome to come with me"


For more information,please go to http://holisticleaders.com/Programs/seminargodlas.html

an offer



A'udhu billah hi minassyaitan nir rajeem,
Bismillah hir Rahman nir Raheem,
La hawla wala quwwata illa billah hil aliyyil azeem


Only those who are at peace can make peace.
Only those who have love can give love.
If you want mercy be merciful.
Mercy is spread by those who are mercy full.


Hadrat Abdul Qadir al-Gaylani q.s. says, "My son, first educate yourself, put yourself on the straight path, then to the others. You know that you yourself, are in need, how can you satisfy the needs of others. Your eyes can see only the distance one step away, while you are trying to lead the blind.

How many times have we heard these kinds of sayings(i.e:those conveying the same message).We constantly say it is so "cliche","oh I've heard that like a thousand times" etc,etc.But maybe the actual question is "have I ever ACTUALLY understood the meaning?".Maybe what we need is not something new,but a fresh perspective.Is it not the window that determines how much sunshine that gets to our room.And remember the lost is our own. Realise that the sun does not stop shining even though we close our eyes.
May God grant us the decency to open our eyes and see.

For: He is the Light of the heavens and the earth
"Allahu nurussamaa waa ti wal 'ard "

and: He leads whomever He wills
" yahdillahu linuurihi mai yashaa' " An-Nur verse 35


"O people who take pleasure in a life that will vanish, falling in love with a fading shadow is sheer stupidity." - Ibn al-Qayyim

What can an abject beggar offer?

-Peace be to you-

Pengumuman Pertunangan! :D




A'udhu billah hi minassyaitan nir rajeem,

Bismillah hir Rahman nir Raheem,
La hawla wala quwwata illa billah hil aliyyil azeem


Me-mandangkan kita telah-pun masok bulan Rajab dalam kalendar hijriah, ter-ingat pula sa-suatu,eksplen tidak perlulah, buat-buat paham pun jadi-lah...hantam sajalah Blalang,ko pegi ketok arang banchoh dengan air pun jadi kopi jugak kan,janji hitem

Pada suatu masa kita pasti dirisik,
Pertunangan semenjak azali,
Dihujung hidup berlangsungnya perkahwinan dengan maut,
hantarannya adalah sakit dan nazak,
Tamu bertandang menghadiahkan tangisan,
Pengantin dimandikan, dipakaikan baju berwarna putih,
Wangian gaharu cendana jadi pelamin,
Pengantin bersanding sendirian, diarak keliling kampung,
Berkompangkan azan dan kalimah kudus,
Aqad nikah dengan bersaksikan Alqin, berwalikan liang lahad,
bersaksikan nisan-nisan, siraman mawar daripada anggota keluarga,
Malam pertama bersama kekasih yang dindingnya tanah dan menuntut janji perkahwinan....

Al-Fatihah -8 Rajab 1427-



Qullu nafsin zaa iqatul maut! Semua yang hidup pasti merasa mati!

Ali-Imraan ayat 185


semua akan binasa kecuali apa yang bersama Tuhanmu.
carilah "apa" itu semuga tidak mudah kita berkata tidak apa-apa.
apa-apapun, apa-apa sahajalah, tambah lagi sa-tu pantun:

sudah gaharu,cendana pula,
dah tak tahu,melawaklah sahaja.
ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha.

-semuga aman tentram ka-atasmu-