Tuesday, November 30, 2010

Let's Talk About Heart

After a few rounds of procrastination, well today I finally have the time to write about something that I have always wanted to write. To some it's nothing but a trivial matter. But for me, it is something  I feel very important to all of us regardless of our age, status, gender, believe etc. So Let's Talk About Heart..

Well no doubt, there are so many things in life if we ponder upon it clearly and deeply,consist of things which we cant see, hold, and smell. Its invisible. Looking at it in other perspective, its encircle almost a major portion of our life. But I am just going to touch about the invisible things that occurred in our heart despite the function of filtering toxic and residues from our blood streams. There's a saying:

"Ada seketul daging  dalam badan kita, jika baik daging itu itu, baiklah kita". 

Taking a reality check, if we can see the invisible things in our hearts, we can clearly see that has been cluttered with anger, hatred, jealousy, revenge, and Subhannallah other negative innate characters. That is why we see everyday in our daily life crimes, suicide, divorces in consequence of this filthy hearts. I would like to share some interesting notions about heart from our ulama's.

Ulama berkata, 3 cara membersihkan hati:

  1. Banyakkan membaca Al-Quran dan tafsirannya serta amalkan;
  2. Banyakkan beribadah, sembahyang, berzakat dan amal-amal yang membawa kita mendapat keredhaan-Nya;
  3. Banyakkan berfikir tentang hari kematian dan pembalasan.
But if we cant find the hearts that we want, we are encouraged to "pray" for a new heart. So, there is always light at the end of the tunnel. We have to seek for it not waiting for it. InsyaAllah, Allah is Most Gracious and Merciful. 

Other than that we are reminded to be Istiqamah in everything that we do (good deeds). Its easier said than done, especially for a normal human like us. We ofthen forget and lost in the worldly happiness, wealth, health, beauty and fame. But remember this is all temporary. Everything that we have is by God's will. It will come to an end one day. We never know when we will leave this world and what's left is our Ibadah, Iman, and good deeds. So we must always try to keep our heart clean, avoid anything that can hinder us to get God's blessings and be a faithful Moslim. Another interesting saying i find it very inspiring:

Seberapa desar rumah, harta benda dan kekayaan di dunia ini, 
di kubur hanya tanah, sekeping papan dan batu bata menhimpit liang yang sempit:

Seberapa cantik dan mahal pakaian kita di dunia, 
di kubur kita hanya dibaluti kain kafan yang berharga beberapa ringgit semeter,

Seberapa ramai teman-teman, ahli keluarga dan kenalan kita di dunia ini, 
di kubur kita hanya seorang diri..


Monday, November 15, 2010

Duniawi Facebook

Credit to Wan Ilma Dewi Putri. I quote this entry from her blog with own views and editing. I am so glad that we are in the same page. I honestly feel that Facebook has been a complete weary as people are too carried away with it. Life has been so transparent, they want the whole world to know what they are up to every single minute of day and creating loads of rivals on duniawi achievements...Astaghfirullah..
"Facebooking is like fashion, or Adobe Photoshop. While not paying attention to it makes you dull, overdoing it makes you trashy or looking like a douche”.
  Almost all of us probably would have shown some kind of personal achievement on Facebook. Name it a simple message, some "likes" and endless chain of comments. It’s healthy to a certain extent, to know that you are contend with what you have. But some people can really cross the line and enter the “show off” zone. With photos of the latest events in their (or even their kids’) lives, nothing is too mundane or too private to broadcast. New beau/belle, new car, new house, new offspring, new cool job, new sights&sounds. Like it or not, everyone seems to be caught in a rat race. Then with this ‘data’ available easily for everyone to see, people tend to draw conclusions or make judgements, like who’s the most successful in our circle of friends right now? Who marries first? Who drives the most expensive car? Who marries the most? (haha..dah ada ke yang camni?) Who has the most kids? Who makes the biggest bucks? Whose business empire is the largest? Who’s the loser? etc. There is immense pressure not too lose in this rat race. Goodness knows the status updates and pictures can even spark jealuosy or hatred or even fitnah.

I am not forbidding you all to post your happenings on FB, it’s just that moderation is the key. Of course you can take pictures of your new whatever, but I think the salient point is we should not be enslaved by Facebook, e.g. taking pictures with the intention of showing off. We humans sometimes don’t realize that we often got carried away, veering away from the right track. That’s why we often recite in Al-Fatihah, “Guide us to the true path—1:6″

I was one of those or at least felt the slight temptation to switch between windows to fb at work and constantly checking updates on my BB *sigh*. I even saw so much rivalry even to the extend of compromising your reality because of this ridiculous virtual arena. Cat fights, steel someone's lover, making certain decision fast i.e. marry/ moveout/ switch jobs because you don't want to feel left behind and in the same time jeopardizing your future! How fb has done WONDERS!

 This post is not meant to anyone, and its probably for me, sometimes we are so occupied with this DUNIAWI and forget all about our AKHIRATI. Bottom line is, have a life. I mean a REAL life, and dont just indulge in the trivial things that doesn't do any good to you in future. Subhanallah...

Sunday, November 14, 2010

Twin Sister's Engagement Caremony

Alhamdulillah,on 30th October 2010, my twin sister was engaged to her soul mate. The ceremony went well. The theme was pink, but red hantaran? I'm not sure;p. A lot of people showed up but we managed to keep the chaos to the minimal. She looked stunning with pink outfit, matches the pelamin. As usual, I managed to capture the happy moments for my sisters big days and this time for my twin sister. Both of them looks good like "bagai pinang di belah dua". I believe that it's one of the signs where they are meant to be for each other. Its all ready written on their Qadha' and nobody can change that but Allah.

I showed up with pink+peach outfit and kind of steal the lime light and some of them got  confused who is engaged that day;p. Though I still can't face the fact that she is leaving soon. It's really scary but I know that this moment will be here sooner or later. But yeah, that's life.. 

Well me on the other hand, still living my life as usual, single, successful (I like to think so;), and probably too hot to handle (err I'm quoting from other people). But this is who I'm. Allah may have a bigger plans for me. With that, I redha and embrace every possible things that will be coming my way. Well, at the moment I'm kinda running away from a lot of things that happen in the past. But those are things that makes me, ME now. Buang yang keruh, ambil yang jernih:) I am moving forward. Breathing a fresher air, with clearer and different perspective towards life and at the moment I'm letting life take me where ever I belong. I am done making plans, I achieved what I aimed before and probably way better. Alhamdulillah. And lastly, I pray for many happy things to come. Ameen.