Saturday, September 13, 2014

The Man of Great Modesty

               Dalam kesibukan kerja yang semakin menjadi-jadi, saya ambil kesempatan ini untuk berkongsi pembacaan saya dengan niat utama agar keluarga dan sahabat handai turut dapat mengetahui kisah ini J

               Suatu masa dahulu, sewaktu masih di universiti, seorang sahabat yang jauh diperantauan (Hanna are you there???)   pernah bertanya kepada saya, “Sahabat Rasulallah s.a.w yang mana awak paling suka?”. Suatu soalan yang sukar untuk dijawab kerana latar belakang pendidikan saya hanyalah pendidikan “biasa”, mendapat pendidikan agama secara informal dari ibu ayah di rumah dan sekadar menghadiri sekolah agama, itupun waktu sekolah rendah!

Soalan yang mencabar minda. Namun, tetap dijawab agar sahabat tidak menanti, dengan pantas “Saidina Abu Bakar” dijawab.

Kenapa saya memilih Saidina Abu Bakar? 

Kerana beliau adalah satu-satunya sahabat yang paling banyak kisahnya  yang saya dengari, beliau merupakan pendamping Rasulallah di awal kedatangan Islam dan beliau merupakan “orang kanan” Rasulallah. Bila dikatakan “orang kanan” mestilah beliau seorang yang hebat! Mana mungkin sahabat baik Rasulallah seorang yang “biasa-biasa”. Dan yang paling saya kagumi tentang Abu Bakar adalah beliau seorang sahabat yang setia…kalau ikutkan sahabat baik Rasulallah semuanya setia..TAPI tu je yang saya tahu kisahnya J

                  Dalam kehidupan, semua yang berada disekeliling kita mempunyai ciri-ciri yang tersendiri yang mengingatkan kita kepada mereka. Contohnya bila disebut “Mama”, that’s my best friend and my mother who has always sacrificed herself for me. “Aziah” a great friend who is forever always ready to lend her shoulder for me to cry on..alwaays! “Naddy” the only person I call “baby” because she calls me “manja”…ok. Enough about me J

The same goes to the sahabahs. Abu Bakr is known as As-Siddiq, Umar as the Lion of God and Uthman? Hmm..I have missed this one out. (proof of my shallow knowledge). Then, I started to read up…

Unintentionally, the book I was reading was not on Uthman but it was generally on the ethics of Rasulallah p.b.u.h. but of course Uthman will be in it.*sigh*

So after reading for a while, then came the chapter on Uthman the Man of Great Modesty.

 I didn’t know that!

From Sahih Muslim:

The Prophet (p.b.u.h) said that even the angels are shy in the presence of Uthman. 
Aisha reports:  The Prophet (p.b.u.h) was lying down in his house with his thighs or his calves exposes.  Abu Bakr asked permission to enter and was permitted while the Prophet (p.b.uh) was in that position and he came in and spoke with him (p.b.u.h).  Then, Umar asked permission to enter.  He was granted permission and came in and spoke with him (p.b.u.h) while in that position.  Then, Uthman asked permission and the Prophet (p.b.u.h) sat up and straightened his clothing.  He was then permitted and came in and spoke with the Prophet (p.b.u.h).  After he had gone, Aisha said:  Abu Bakr entered and you did not get up for him or worry about him and Umar came in and you did not get up for him nor worry about him but when Uthman came in, you straigtened out your clothing!   The Prophet (p.b.u.h) said:  "Should I not be shy of a man around whom the angels are shy?"

Subhanallah.. Malaikat berasa malu kepada Uthman??

Kita??

A reflection to myself and others, how modest are we in this challenging world? Does modesty exist in our everyday life?

Most importantly, what is “modesty”?

Perhaps for ladies we should look in perspective of our attitude, clothing, speech (my biggest loop) and many more.


After all Rasulallah said that “Modesty is part of faith”. 

Is there modesty in me?

Wednesday, July 30, 2014

5 Pesanan Syeikh Ahmad Yassin

Subhanallah

No words can describe my guilt for the brothers and sisters in Palestine.

Here I am, on my bed with my laptop, have just finished watching two movies while at the part of the world Muslims are tortured and slaved and killed.

Reading words of Syeikh Ahmad Yassin made me to update my blog tonight.

For the love of brothers and sisters in Islam, I'm spreading the messages of Syeikh Ahmad Yassin:

Click here
(izinkan share mdthamim)

All the words are words of Muhammad.

Dear Allah, make me near to you as you are always near to me. Forgive us for all our wrong doings.
Guide us, guide us, guide us in becoming true Muslims.




Saturday, January 18, 2014

A sunnah: Honey

"Look who's back
      Back again.." -eminem-

Yes, I'm back!
Back tapping the letters :)

Since last Ramadhan I've been consuming honey regularly every morning and Alhamdulillah (praise to Allah) my asthma is very well in control. I'm no longer depending on Symbicort ( a drug recommended by Brother 1) and Ventolin is just on standy. But since honey is my breakfast, the inhaler is just as part of my handbag fillers, perhaps its beyond the expiry date ( I should check on that). 

#1: Why did I choose honey?
       -Because it was part of the sunnahs.
       - The last time I had really bad attacks (everyday!!!) honey was the most effective reliever. 

#2: Why did I start consuming it again?
      - Because its part of sunnah :)
         (am I repeating my answer??)
        
     - Since I heard the book by a reverter on "Rasulallah is my doctor" by Jerry D Gray. I've only heard 
        about the book. Still hunting for the English version.

#3: Experience with honey:
     - great cough reliever. asthma reliever
     - am promoting it to Abah for breakfast and seems like he's not taking his cough syrup anymore :)
     - have put applying some on my eye area because of allergy and it healed in two days! (the allergy was    
       for months)
     
#4 current experiment:
     - honey as face treatment. Am planning to use minimal chemicals on face and reduce the allergies since I'm having major problem on getting the right products for my skin. Perhaps you would suggest going to aestheticians, Yes, I've spent thousands seeing them regularly but our skin is not like the tv where we could repair and it works perfectly. Our skin changes according to weather (my skin does) and hormones, not everything that the beautician says work well, I just have to find whats good for myself :)

Honey seems like it... and tastes good!

and its a sunnah :)

Notes: am currently consuming black seeds (habbatus sauda) as well and actually trying to take sunnah food regularly. I highly believe they are naturally good for our body and mind ( ex: goats milk...its closest to breast milk and lowest in fat..its good isn't it?)




Monday, November 11, 2013

Vietnam with the girls

Assalamualaikum and Hi

The first thing came to my head just now was ...." ha..dah lama tak update blog"

So, lets not talk about that ;)

Referring to the topic, yup I went to Vietnam last 2 weeks with my college friends. We were there for 3 days and 2 nights celebrating our 9th year of friendship (who would have thought we could last that longgg??)

Alhamdulillah. It was so much fun!!
We wanted to fly back to Vietnam just as we landed in KL!

Lets see some of the pictures ;)
Our coasters. Rase macam artis jemputan.huhu

shell painting factory

something in the city (we didnt get to walk around the city)

by the road

Mei mei (Our Mekong tourist guide.We gave her that name)

Boat house

Our luxury boat!

Local fruits
( Mcm Malaysia jgak. buat2 kagum je nii)

Mekong river 

Owh.. and one  of the most important event was...


Shopping!

Dah all girls, wajib la pegi tempat ni and borong Baju Kurung. This was Danny's Place.Spent almost 3-4 hours there,good treatment, they even helped to call the taxis for us (mesti la...untung banyak kot).

Conclusion:
Will definitely visit Vietnam again for food, city tour, mosque visit....baju kurung, baju kurung, baju kurung.

Why baju kurung?

Super cheap. The cheapest anyone can get for a ready-made plain cotton Baju Kurung is RM 30 and beaded Baju Kurung is aroung RM40. This is not a price you can get in Malaysia.

Bandung vs Vietnam

Bandung is more for casual wear like jeans and shirts, Vietnam is definitely for Baju Kurung lovers, and men could get their Deuter bags. Food? Bandung for sure, Vietnam is yet to explore..owh they have Vietnamese Coffee (perhaps I should have an entry on that). Though I'm not a coffee type of person, but I just have to try its signature food/drink. I would say its...ok la. Tasted like dark chocolate ;) and yes, do try "Pho". We call it mee celup Vietnam :)

New words while we were in Vietnam

Depp =Cantek
Yepp =Kurus (Vietnamese Men love thin ladies..so, I'm obviously out of the list. Selamat!)
Bakk= I think this means "discount" or something like bargaining.


I guess thats all for now!








Wednesday, August 14, 2013

Living with Asthma

I was 6 that time when I went to the clinic with Abah to get my check up,  I couldn't breath well. Tight chest. Like a big stone pressing against myself.

.. Perhaps that was not my first time visiting the clinic because of asthma,but that was the only vivid image I could recall ...

It was never comfortable to live with the feeling of having heavy stones on your chest- Breathing was hard. Talking was hard. Eating was hard. Everything just don't feel right, whether sleeping or wide awake.

But Alhamdulillah, I'm still here; writing,trying to share some of my life as an asthmatic person for more than 20 years.

Well ...

- During my childhood, I didn't do lots of sports and it was until we were in the UK that I got involve in swimming classes and some child- gymnastics activity...quite flexible I am ;)
- People call me names like "sempot" (hmm..I don't know what this word is in English)
- I am allergy to certain food because they trigger my asthma such as mangoes and watermelon and ice
- I get very sensitive to changes of weather or temperature that I'm like Goldilocks-not too hot, not too cold, but just nice.
-I can't sleep on bare cemented floor... because it gets me cold and triggers my asthma.
-I can deal with SOME dust. yeay! because I'm always doing the cleaning when the Helper is not around.
- I rarely take a bath/ shower at night or after 7 p.m. Just simple cleaning would do, just to keep me clean and fresh.
- Did I tell you that I climbed the Great Wall of China? hehe. Yes, I did!
- Did I tell you that I like flying fox? Well, it takes a lot of strength to climb up the trees, but I did it!

Reminder: To get involve in sports, an asthmatic needs extra time for practice. Make sure to train and get a good rest every post-training.

I guess these (above) should do to give everyone a review of an asthmatic's life.

Sometime we're alright and at other time we need a really good rest or cave in for recovery.

You and me; we're special in our own way.

Nothing stops us because THE SKY IS THE LIMIT!



Thursday, August 1, 2013

MaryamClicks

My other blog Clicks!

Collection of pictures of...my life ;)

Tak kenal maka tak cinta

      One of the good things that happen in Ramadhan every year is that those who teaches the afternoon session get to go back early ;) (who's not happy about it?)Though the classes ended early, yet I still have to travel an hour before reaching home.

1 hour = 60 minutes = 3600 secs

Now, that's a lot of seconds.

As to utilize all the time that I have ,while driving, I would usually turn to ikim or hotFM for entertainment.
Ikim would most of the time be intellectually engaging, I love that. It keeps my mind busy. Whereas hotFM, is just for the ears, just for some noise.

I guess the talk on ikim today incited me to update my blog today ;)

It was Brother Shah Kirit talking. I've always adore those who reverted to Islam. Among them: Yusuf Islam, Brother Ridhwan Tee, Yusof Estee, Suhaib Web, Brother Shakour and Matin (my lecturers in IIUM). They have an understanding of Islam that is super much better than myself-one who's a Muslim through heredity. I do feel ashamed of myself and its a fact...

"Iman tak dapat diwarisi dari seorang ayah yang betaqwa" - Raihan.

The DJ asked Shah Kirit," Macam mana anda boleh menjadikan Allah dan Rasul cinta yang pertama-tama sedangkan anda seorang muallaf?"

And he replied, "Mcm pepatah melayu kata, tak kenal maka tak cinta".

So the question now is, "Adakah aku kenal? Adakah aku cinta?"



رَبَّنَا ظَلَمْنَا أَنفُسَنَا وَإِن لَّمْ تَغْفِرْ لَنَا وَتَرْحَمْنَا لَنَكُونَنَّ مِنَ الْخَاسِرِينَ
Surah al-A'raaf 7:23

Our Lord! We have sinned against ourselves, and unless You grant us forgiveness and bestow Your mercy upon us, we shall most certainly be lost!