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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


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.

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


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.


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-