Monday, 26 December 2011

Tip of Borneo 22.12 -23.12.2011

Pantai Kalampunian, Tg Simpang Mengayau, Kudat, Sabah - 22.12.2011

22.12.2011 - our families (consists of 6 families) went to Kalampunian beach to play at the seaside and have a bbq. All the children were ecstatic.


The seawater is crystal clear blue water with beautiful waves. The beach is a white soft sandy beach. There are no jelly-fish and shells and the water feels wonderful to the skin.

However please be careful, since the sand so soft, it came off easily when waves hits the shore. Children playing in the water must be supervised by adult at all times.

Adults who goes further out into the sea, must remain calm if your feet suddenly does not touch the ground. The sea bed (sand) must have came off with the waves when it hits the shore. Do not panick and just swim back to the shore.


BorneoTip Beach Lodge -22.12.2011

We stay at the BorneoTip Beach Lodge for the night

23.12.2011 - we go to the tip of borneo (by car heehee). Btw ..you can just walk to the tip of Borneo from this beach. (not that far)

Tanjung Simpang Mengayau, Kudat, Sabah (Tip Of Borneo) -23.12.2011

We went back to Kota Kinabalu (also known as KK) later in the evening and we went to Tg Aru beach in KK on the 25.12.2011

Tg. Aru beach, Kota Kinabalu, Sabah -25.12.2011

The water is clean though somewhat chocolate in colour... i miss Kalampunian beach. However, the kids do not mind and happily play with the sand.

Sunday, 6 November 2011

My Most Beautiful Memory During My Umrah 23.5 -3.6.2011



Assallamualaikum w.r.t. and Greetings ..

All my memories on my Umrah are beautiful BUT one memory top the lists.

TAWAF
You feel Allah looking at you and i mean feel it physically, on your face, on your skin, on your whole person.

( i don't know how to explain it. the closest i can think of on how to explain it is, when you go out in the sun, you can feel the sun rays on your skin)

the feeling is soo BEAUTIFUL and everything else including heaven and hell seems small and of no importance.

So forgive me BUT i have to say this :

fellow moslems , i urge you to perform the umrah and for non-moslems, i urge you to convert to ISLAM and perform the umrah.

Note :

(1) The reasons only moslems are allowed to performed the pilgrimage to Makkah is mentioned in the Quran as follows:

"Oh you who believe! Truly the idolaters are unclean; so let them not, after this year, approach the Sacred Mosque...." (9:28).

This verse specifically refers to the Grand Mosque in Mecca and privileges during the opening of Makkah by prophet Muhammad S.A.W. The idolaters are unclean since they associate Allah (God) with others.

(2) Allah has no association as mentioned in Surah Al Ikhlas (Quran ch : 112)

1. Say (O Muhammad (SAW)): "He is Allâh, (the) One.
2. "Allâh-us-Samad (السيد الذي يصمد إليه في الحاجات) [Allâh the Self-Sufficient Master, Whom all creatures need, (He neither eats nor drinks)].
3. "He begets not, nor was He begotten;
4. "And there is none co-equal or comparable unto Him."

(3) I have not performed the Hajj just yet BUT my friend who had performed the Hajj informed me that the Hajj is a much more incredible experience compared to the Umrah. She told me, Allah opened the Hijab on wukuf day and another person told me you feel so small in front of Allah (God). One thing i believe, the Hajj is much more grander experience than the Umrah.

(4) For your information (both my moslem and non-moslem reader), you do not get to experience all this just by visiting the Sacred Mosque. You have to performed the Umrah/ Hajj, then you will learn. After all Allah invite us to perform the Umrah/Hajj so that we could learn (learning is one of the many benefits of umrah/hajj).

(5) Surah Al -Hajj (22:26-30)

And [mention, O Muhammad], when We designated for Abraham the site of the House, [saying], "Do not associate anything with Me and purify My House for those who perform Tawaf and those who stand [in prayer] and those who bow and prostrate. (22:26)

And proclaim to the people the Hajj [pilgrimage]; they will come to you on foot and on every lean camel; they will come from every distant pass -(22:27)

That they may witness benefits for themselves and mention the name of Allah on known days over what He has provided for them of [sacrificial] animals. So eat of them and feed the miserable and poor.(22:28)

Then let them end their untidiness and fulfill their vows and perform Tawaf around the ancient House."(22:29)

That [has been commanded], and whoever honors the sacred ordinances of Allah - it is best for him in the sight of his Lord. And permitted to you are the grazing livestock, except what is recited to you. So avoid the uncleanliness of idols and avoid false statement,(22:30)

(6) talbiyah of the Prophet:

(i) labbaikallahumma labbaika labbaika laa shareeka laka labbaika-innal hamda wan na'mata laka wal mulka-la shareeka laka
(Here I am O Allah, here I am, there is no partner for You, here I am, Verily all praise for You, and every bounty is from You, and all dominion is Yours - You have no partner.)

(ii) labbaika ilahal haqq
(Here I am O God of Truth.)

Wallahu Aklam - Please note that this is my account of my spiritual journey and i may make mistake.

Thursday, 6 October 2011

Iblis, Djin and Shaitan - Tahayul dan Khurafat


Assallamualaikum w.r.t & Greetings ..

This is a story i want to share especially with my dear fellow moslems brothers and sisters, and to my non-moslems readers as well. I want you to think carefully, and ponder and evaluate this story and hope it will bring you some benefits.

The story is about two friends, A and B. A is sick with misterious illness, A performed medical check-up and is pronounced physically fit. But A is sick and visit an alternative healers who pronounced that somebody had performed black magic on A called Santau and that A family has a Saka. Btw .. Saka is a Djinn kept by the ancestors to protect the families. FYI .. A do not have a Saka, the parent do.

One day, B accompany A to see the alternative healers who read verses from the Quran to heal A from the Santau. Seems harmless enough to B, who just sit around aimlessly. And B decide to perform scanning with this alternative healer out of curiosity. Afterall the alternative healer seems Ok. Scan is a treatment with Quran verses where the presence of Djinn can be detected. The healers usually read the Quran verses from 1 meter away from the patient.

After the scan, the healer ask for B birthdate and start calculating. Then, the healer informed B that there is chicken in the right side in front of B and a lady with a hair bun in the left side behind B. B was dumbfounded, and informed the healer that when B was small, a ritual with chicken was performed on B to ward off evil and it is rumoured that B grandmother has a supernatural pet. The healer give B treated water and salt to bath for 3 days and to make another appointment and bring limau purut dan bidara leaves to chase away the chicken and the lady. The healer implies that the lady and the chicken is a saka and if not chase away will cause mental illness such as depression etc in the future. The healer also informed B that from the birthdate calculation B has a very bad Qadak and Qadar. By now, B has severe migraine already. FYI - Qadak and Qadar is something like written destiny ?? .. please re-check that.

B informed person C who happened to be an ordinary but very faithful moslem about the scan, the diagnose and the treatment such as the bath etc that needed to be done. All C answer is, a person or Uztaz can see Djinn? weird .. C suggested that instead of performing the treatment suggested by healers, B only need to increase B prayers by performing the additional prayers in addition to the compulsory prayers and also to read the Quran daily. C response to the bad Qadak and Qadar pronouncement is like .. Is the healer God ? how he know about a person Qadak and Qadar. Only Allah (God) knows about a person Qadak and Qadar.

Then B consult person D who happened to be not religious in the normal sense but very inquisitive, studious and critical person. D informed B that the calculating of birthdate is some form of knowledge called numerologi and originate from another form of knowledge -star gazing in order to predict destiny which is widely practice during prophet Solomon time. As for the treated water, it does not bring any benefits nor does it bring any harm as only Allah can bring benefits or harm to anyone. In response to the lady with a bun and the chicken, D said it is the trick of Iblis to deceive and cause disharmony among humans. The Iblis performed trickery to both the healer and the patient.

Conclusion:

1. Stop believing/practising/divulging or has anything to do with all this alternative teaching such as numerologi, star gazing to predict destiny, dreams prediction what so ever. It is full of Iblis trickery and holding humans from achieving their true potential.
2. Most importantly for Moslems, Allah forbid such activities. Please recall the Quran verse regarding forbidding the activities of gambling (berjudi) and destiny predictions (bertilik nasib).
3. The healer probably see the images But the healer and the patient has no way of knowing who/what the images is. But, one thing for sure it is Iblis deceiving both the healer and the patient.
4. Only prophets for example prophet Yusoff (Joseph) has the ability to predict the meaning of dreams. It is prophet Yusoff miracle. The prophets is protected by Allah (God). Refer Quran Surah Al-Jin 72:26-27
5. We humans do not have miracle and do not perform miracle no matter how religious or pious we are. we are susceptible to Iblis trickery.
6. Believing in numbers, dreams, signs whatsoever is called perkara-perkara tahyul dan khurafat and forbidden in Islam. It can bring to Syirik which is the only sin Allah will not forgive.
7. The verses in the Quran contain prayers which Allah teaches humans to use when asking for forgiveness, good health, guidance etc from Allah. For example Allah teach prophet Adam the verse to use when asking forgiveness from Allah. The verse does not hold any power whatsoever, it is just expressing total submission to Allah and requesting Allah to grant all the wishes. Please look into the meaning all the prayers in the Quran.

8. Reference:

(1) Quran Surah al-Maidah: ayat 90:

يَـٰٓأَيُّہَا ٱلَّذِينَ ءَامَنُوٓاْ إِنَّمَا ٱلۡخَمۡرُ وَٱلۡمَيۡسِرُ وَٱلۡأَنصَابُ وَٱلۡأَزۡلَـٰمُ رِجۡسٌ۬ مِّنۡ عَمَلِ ٱلشَّيۡطَـٰنِ فَٱجۡتَنِبُوهُ لَعَلَّكُمۡ تُفۡلِحُونَ 
Maksudnya:
Hai orang-orang yang beriman, sesungguhnya arak, berjudi, berhala, mengundi nasib adalah perbuatan
keji dari amalan Syaitan. Maka jauhilah perbuatan-perbuatan itu agar kamu beroleh kejayaan.


(2)Quran Surah [al-Jin 72:26-27]

Tuhanlah sahaja yang mengetahui segala yang ghaib,

maka Dia tidak memberitahu perkara ghaib yang diketahui-Nya itu kepada sesiapapun,

melainkan kepada mana-mana Rasul yang diredhai-Nya

(untuk mengetahui sebahagian dari perkara ghaib yang berkaitan dengan tugasnya.

Apabila Tuhan hendak melakukan yang demikian)

maka Dia mengadakan di hadapan dan di belakang Rasul itu malaikat-malaikat

yang menjaga dan mengawasnya (sehingga perkara ghaib itu selamat sampai kepada yang berkenaan).





Tuesday, 30 August 2011

My Second Umrah 28.5.2011 -Part 2 Saie

Assallamualaikum w.r.t. & Greetings

1. Feels very happy with myself for completing an exceptionally good tawaf .. :)

2. Me and son wait in the prayer hall in front of Kaaba while my husband perform his Tawaf.

3. While waiting, me & Huzai got severe scolding by a general worker in alien language (Urdu ??) for misbehaving . Feels very low... :(


Pic : My husband and son after completing the tawaf during mid day around 200pm: temperature 47 Celcius.

4. Now, me proceed to perform my Sa'ie while my husband and son wait in the prayer hall. Sa'ie consists of 7 turns between Bukit Safa and Bukit Marwah.

5. Start my Sa'ie at Bukit Safa. Still deeply affected by the scolding .. :(.

6. Do my intentional for Sa'ie and recite a little zikr Subhanallah, Alhamdullilah, Allahuakbar.

7. Performed my Sa'ie with very low spirit, low concentration and very little zikr. Focusing instead on feeling of despair. Feeling of never been able to do anything right. Feeling of always making mistake. This goes on for almost 3 turns.

8. On 3rd -4th turns; read little zikr, and the intense feelings change from despair to doubt. Wondering whether the act of prayers towards the Kaabah is similar to the act of idol worshipping. Questioning why we all have to come to Makkah to perform the Umrah/Hajj. Afterall, Allah is not in Makkah and Allah is not in Kaabah. What is so special about Kaabah that we have to come all the way to Makkah to pray? Might as well pray in my own hometown, Malaysia.. *.*

9. On 5th turns; read little zikr, and the feelings change from doubt about the Kaabah, the Umrah etceteras to wondering whether Allah is actually an allien. And the final straw is the question whether Allah actually exists. When the final question on Allah existence echoed in my brain/heart, I immediately realised I have been fooled by Iblis.

10. Please note that, I have always have strong faith in Allah, and I have declared and vowed my faith during my second tawaf. And, as I mentioned in earlier, my tawaf was exceptionally good, moving, earth shattering, beyond of this world .. experience. All I can say is Alhamdullilah ...


11. On 6th-7th turns; I opened my little guiding book from Tabung Haji Travel & Tours, and start reading the prayer and Doa recomended during Sa'ie. Surprise .. surprise, the prayers are for protection from Iblis. This time around, I really focused on my prayers and doa. And I pray very hard for Allah protection from Iblis.

12. This experience is particularly scary for me. I do not know if I manage to convey it succesfully in this blog. And, I almost did not want to performed my third umrah due to this experience. HOWEVER, i do understand that we must not fear anything else BUT Allah, otherwise we could fall under Syirik which is the only sin Allah will not forgive.

13. Hasbunallahu Wa Ni'mal Wakil - Cukuplah Allah sebagai penolong ku. Amin.

My Conclusions:

1. Iblis is a formidable enemy. As such, we must always seek Allah protections from Iblis.
2. Kaabah is Allah house. It is the first mosque build in this world and was built by Prophet Abraham and his son Prophet Ishmael upon Allah instructions.
3.We went to performed Hajj/Umrah because Allah instructed us to visit his house and performed Umrah and Hajj so that we may regain knowledge.
4.Praying towards Kaabah is not an act of worshipping idols since we never requests anything from the Kaabah itself. It is just the direction for prayers.
5. We are human, and we will always make mistake. As such, we must always seek forgiveness from Allah and perform the solat sunat taubat regularly.
6. All mosque are house of Allah.
7. Iblis does not whisper in your ears, he whispers in your heart/brain.
8. Do not dwell in your problems, I fear Iblis will come and try his very best to deceived you.
9. What happened during Umrah/Hajj is directly related to our daily lives back in our hometown. All the knowledge gain during the Hajj/Umrah should be applied in our daily lives.





Sunday, 21 August 2011

Mind Blowing




Assallamualaikum w.r.t and Greetings .. to everyone.

I have encounter this website called The Awakening Project talking about the illuminarti and the freemasons wanting to bring Dajjal al masih out into the world. I start following this website when i was in my previous workplace which happened to be highly stressful. So a relative suggested this website so that i can focus on something more stressful and forget my own stress.. lol. So i follow the website just for fun (and it is fun hehehe).

The illuminarti is the group responsible for world war I, world war II, 9-11 attack..etceteras. All these major catasthropic events is actually a sacrificial ritual design to make Dajjal Al Masih grow strong so that he will lead them to achieve their next agenda that is world domination (The New World Order) and eventually become gods themselves by defeating God Al Mighty.

And i do not take it seriously until I came across:

Quran Surah Baqarah 102 :
Dan mereka mengikuti apa yang dibaca oleh syaitan-syaitan pada masa kerajaan Sulaiman (dan mereka mengatakan bahawa Sulaiman itu mengerjakan sihir), padahal Sulaiman tidak kafir (tidak mengerjakan sihir), hanya syaitan-syaitan itulah yang kafir (mengerjakan sihir). Mereka mengajarkan sihir kepada manusia dan apa yang diturunkan kepada dua orang malaikat di negeri Babil iaitu Harut dan Marut, sedang kedua-duanya tidak mengajarkan (sesuatu) kepada seorang pun sebelum mengatakan :"sesungguhnya kami hanya cubaan (bagimu), sebab itu janganlah kamu kafir". Maka mereka mempelajari dari kedua-dua malaikat itu apa yang dengan sihir itu, mereka dapat menceraikan antara seorang (suami) dengan isterinya. Dan mereka itu (ahli sihir) tidak dapat memberi mudarat dengan sihirnya kepada seorang pun, kecuali dengan izin Allah. Dan mereka mempelajari sesuatu yang memberi mudarat kepadanya dan tidak memberi manfaat. Demi, sesungguhnya mereka telah meyakini bahawa sesiapa yang menukarnya (kitab Allah) dengan sihir itu, tiadalah baginya keuntungan di akhirat, dan amat jahatlah perbuatan mereka menjual dirinya dengan sihir, kalau mereka mengetahui.

You see, i study the illuminarti group origins (as published in the internet) and it trace back to the time during prophet Solomon.

And QS Baqarah 102 talk about satan groups during prophet Solomon. And, i believe the satan groups mention in the Quran is the Illuminarti.

And worst, If you study the illuminarti works over the years (plenty in the internet) ..you will realise that these people are very serious in their mission to bring Dajjal Al Masih out and to start the final battles and destroy the Kaabah ..huhu.

And guess who are the lucky opponents ... :(

Tuesday, 12 July 2011

My 2nd Umrah 28.5.2011 -Part 1 tawaf



Assallamualaikum w.r.t. and Greetings dear family and friends..

28.5.2011 -Me, my hubby and son went to Ja'ranah (Miqat place) with our delima group to do the intentional for our second umrah. This time, only me and my husband perform the umrah. We agreed to take turn to perform the tawaf and saie so that we can take care of our son, Huzaifah.

11.00 am - enter Makkah from place of Miqat (Ja'ranah). As usual, after the intentional, my heart start feeling nervous and scared.

1.00 pm - perform the Tawaf by myself. My hubby and son wait in the prayer area. alone, very happy and nervous.

i) read my doa .. many -many doa for myself, my family, my friends as well as the muslimin and muslimat. Too many doa ..i am exhausted by my so many doa but i really hope/wish/pray that Allah will grant all my doa.. :) ... Ameen

ii) during 3rd tawaf -declare my faith to Allah and my believe in prophet Muhammad S.A.W. in front of Baitullah during the tawaf. this makes me cry .. very-very badly. The feelings is beyond words. highly recommended.

iii) read prayers for my parents, this action also make me cry badly. also highly recomended.

iv) read more doa for me, husband, families, friends and fellow muslimin and muslimat for worldly as well as afterlife pleasures and well-being. this action does not make me cry and i really-really-really wish that all my prayers are granted. Ameen.

v) declare my faith and pray for the well being of my parents again. cry very badly ..feelings undescribable... out of this world. highly recommended.

After completing my rounds of Tawaf, i performed solat sunat tawaf in front of Kaabah. i experience something strange here, my feet feels on fire (only my feet, the rest of me feels comfy). I pray to Allah to remove the scorching heat on my feet so that i may perform my solat sunat and my prayers was granted immediately. I have no explanation for this, i guess its because my husband regularly remind me to put on stockings and i regularly forgot. I do not think it is because i did not covered my aurat because i saw so many ladies especially the indians and iranians does not cover their feet and their feet do not seem to be on fire. Wallahu'allam.

POINTS TO PONDER:

(1) Please take note of the followings to ensure your tawaf is valid:

i) Always make sure your left shoulder facing Kaabah
ii) Never hide your face during tawaf - in other words, you have to cry in the open ..heehee.
iii) Always maintain your intentional for tawaf - ie you must not panick if you get lost and
you must not go looking for your families, group etc to avoid changing of intentional.
iv)If your tawaf is invalid -you have to redo the invalid round.

(2) Observations:

i) It is wise to let group of big old ladies with linked arms get past you during the tawaf. I believe these ladies are scared of getting lost from their groups, families, husband etceteras and if you happended to be in the way ..you may be in danger of being pushed and your left shoulder will no longer face Baitullah for long period of time (if your left shoulder does not face Kaabah for long period eventhough unintentional,your round of tawaf will be invalid). Worst you could fall and get injured.

(3) This article is just an account of my spiritual journey from my point of view. This is not an Islamic teaching.

Wednesday, 29 June 2011

My First Umrah 26.5.2011


Assallamualaikum w.r.t. and greetings ..

The story continued ...

26/5/2011 (Thursday) - Friday night

2.00pm -Me, my husband and my eldest son continue our journey from Madinah to Mekah by bus. We stop in Bir Ali to do intentional for umrah. After the intentional, all the 13th prohibition start. I don't know why but once i perform my intentional for umrah, my heart start beating very fast. I become quite nervous and somewhat scared. It is also the same when i performed my second and third umrah. In addition to that, my scalp start to itch, so is my nose. I have to control myself from scratching for fear of breaking any one of the 13th prohibitions during umrah.

8.30pm - We reached Mekah and check-in to our hotel. Hotel Hajeej is about 300m from Masjidil Haram. My son burst into tears and throw a tantrum when we first enter our room. "He scream hotel pecah. Lets go back to the hotel ".. :) (he meant the 5 star hotel Anwar Movenpick in Madinah). Our hotel is clean but it is an old hotel. The window airconditioning unit was quite noisy and there is no room service during our stay in Mekah. I explain to my son as long as we are together as a family then we should be thankful. And he calm down.

10.30pm -went to masjidil haram. saw Kaabah for the first time. my first prayer that come to mind is that may Allah grant me heaven. I have always imagine this moment, and when the moment come i don't feel anything. I used to imagine that my first time seeing Kaabah in real will make me faint or something.. at least dropped to my knees in tears. But i do not feel anything, i worry for my self. Some of my group members start crying and me ... getting more worried for my soul. (btw .. i get tougher tests in my second umrah, that is when i really cried and appreciate kaabah - i will write about my second umrah in my next entry insha'allah. and please do not be afraid of the tests because from these tests Allah teaches/guide us how to carry on in our daily lives and the feelings we get afterwards is beyond words. This is the reasons why people keep wanting to performed the umrah and hajj eventhough they know they will be tested)

11.00pm - we performed the tawaf led by our mutawif. Me and my husband and son got separated in the sea of people. I am panicking but i don't dare to look for my husband and son because i am afraid if i lost my group, i will be totally lost. I am confident that my husband and son will be okay BUT i am not so confident about myself. During my tawaf, i pray to Allah for their safety and that we will be regroup again. True enough, we regroup again and me and my husband and my son continue the tawaf. We inform the rest of the group to went ahead to performed the saie and not to wait for us because we are very slow ..heehee. We finally went to performed the saie and completed it sometime just before subuh prayer. For your information, my son do not want to walk so my husband has to carry him all the time.

3.30am - just completed the saie and my husband and son went to the barber's shop to perform the tahallul (bergunting). Then we went back to the hotel, where i performed my tahallul. Now the 13th prohibition has been lifted. Guess what, i lose 3 hairs during the ihram ..so i have to pay the dam -SR30.00 ..heehee. Anyway ... I am immensely happy and satisfied for completing my first umrah.

4.ooam - performed the subuh prayer in Masjidil Haram.

5.00am - went back to hotel to eat breakfast.

6.00am - call Malaysia to ask how Hanzallah my youngest son is doing.

6.30am -finally went to sleep. what a full day it is. we actually did not sleep the whole 24 hrs.

Points to ponder:

(1) i believe our first umrah is a test on our physical and mental strength.

(2) i didn't know that umrah is wajib. i have always thought it as sunat. and i also thought that umrah ziarah is some sort of holiday. i am so ignorant.

(3) Just sharing :

Surah Al -Baqarah :196

" Dan sempurnakanlah ibadat haji dan umrah kerana Allah "

Surah Al- Hajj : 27-29

"Dan serukanlah kepada umat manusia untuk mengerjakan ibadat haji, nescaya mereka akan datang ke ( rumah tuhanmu) dengan berjalan kaki, dan dengan menunggang berjenis-jenis unta yang kurus yang datangnya dari berbagai-bagai jalan (ceruk rantau)

Supaya mereka menyaksikan berbagai-bagai perkara yang mendatangkan berbagai-bagai faedah kepada mereka, serta memperingati dan menyebut nama Allah pada hari-hari tertentu, kerana pengurnaiaanNya kepada mereka dengan binatang-binatang ternak (untuk dijadikan korban) dengan demikian makanlah kamu dari (daging) binatang-binatang korban itu dan berilah makan kepada orang yang susah, yang fakir miskin.

Kemudian hendaklah mereka membersihkan diri mereka, dan hendaklah mereka menyempurnakan nazar-nazar mereka, dan hendaklah mereka tawaf akan Baitullah (Kaabah) yang tua sejarahnya itu.


feels happy .. :) :) :) ... Alhamdullilah ...



video

Sunday, 5 June 2011

My wonderful journey to Madinah






Assallamualaikum w.r.t. and greetings to all dear family and friends.


I believe this picture is taken at the entrance gate to raudhah for ladies -gate no. 25 Ibnu Affan



i would like to share my wonderful journey during my first umrah with my family between 23/5 - 3/6 2011.



23/5 - 12.30 pm malaysian time -me, my husband and my eldest son gather at the KLIA airport to check in with our group to perform the Umrah. Very excited. Performed solat zohor and asar (Jamak Taqdim and Qasar)



23/5 -7.30pm arrived in Jeddah Airport. The time difference between Saudi Arabia and Malaysia is about 5 hrs with Malaysia receiving the sunlight first. :)



23/5 -10.00 pm boarding the tour bus to Madinah. We stop along the way to performed the Jamak & Qasar Maghrib and Isyak prayer. The place is located in the middle of nowhere. There are a few dusty looking arabs (?) and stray dogs. There are 1 surau and roughly 2 medium size shops building surrounded by nothing.



23/5 - Journey to Madinah - 5 hours journey through nothing, nothing, checkpoint, nothing, nothing, checkpoint until we finally reach Madinah. Amazing .. there are no small towns, no villages, no trees, no grass, etc..etc along the road only strecth of barren lands, rocky hills, short very dry looking trees. I used to wonder why arabs don't develop their country as industriously as malaysian. Malaysia is always about development ..development and more development. I am begining to understand why ... there is just nothing to do. The Quran told us to perform Umrah and Hajj and to Fanzuru ie to look/see. I start to appreciate Malaysia my home country. I also kept wondering why Allah place his holy house in this barren land.



23/5 - 3.00am - Enter Madinah and start reciting prayers to enter Madinah. Madinah - my prophet Muhammad town. Then check-in to a 5 star hotel Anwar Madina Movenpick.



23/5 -3.50am - Performed Subuh prayer in Masjid Nabawi where my prophet is. The mosque was so full, i pray on the floor (no carpet) almost at the door entrance/exit. And I have people dirty looking shoes in transparent plastic bag near my head where i sujud ... mmm. This never happened in Malaysia. Nevertheless .. I am extremely Happy :). More over, pahala prayer in Masjid Nabawi (prophet mosque) is 1000x pahala prayer in any other mosque except Masjidil Haram.



To be continued ... Wassallam.



p/s - i do not wish to offend anybody or any races. If you find this article offensive ..please inform and i will stop writing.. Or i will write in malay ... :)


















Thursday, 14 April 2011

I Am ...




I Am ...

How r u people? .. happy .. stress .. sad .. angry ...tired ..etc..etc..

Me ... most likely happy and tired ... that why this I Am ...post. I am trying to transform my negative energy to positive energy.

I just want to share a few things i have learn in the last 2 and 1/2 years.

1. If you think you can, its true and if you think you cannot, its also true. So choose your thinking wisely my friend.

2. When ever you feel sickly, stress, tired etc..etc.. , stop and think about what you really love .. it could be your family etc..etc ..you will feel better immediately.

3. Hidup bertuhan .. berkomunikasi dengan Allah tentang semua perkara. Allah maha mengetahui .. jadi mohon dan bertawakallah kepada Allah. (Hasbunallah hu wa ni'mal wakil - cukuplah Allah sebagai penolongku)

4. Bersyukur dengan segala nikmat yang diterima (Alhamdullilah - segala puji bagi Allah)

5. Redha dengan ketentuan Allah (Inna lilahi Wa Ilaihi Rajiun - Dari Allah kami datang dan kepada Allah kami kembali).

I want to make my post ..happy ..happy but it turn out very serious ... i must be very tired indeed ...kuang3x

bye ..for now ..

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