Sunday, January 30, 2011

There's no Need for Speed - No seriously :|

We see them in the masjid or even in a prayer room,

The ones who after they say ‘’Allahu akbar’’, they ZOOM!

Salaah seems to be like a hindrance in our daily life,

Just get done it with it, for perfection why must we strive?

So what if our God has practically given us everything?

Oh that famous song,how could we not sing?!

We say minor bad words, but HELLO! Even that’s verbal abuse,

‘’Hey! Atleast I Pray!’’ that’s our best excuse.

Salaah is supposed to bring our souls much needed peace,

But if the imam is reciting longer surahs, there starts our unease.

5 minutes is avergae, 10 minutes – man that’s too long,

Shouldn’t we thank The One, to whom we belong?

Pause, breathe, enjoy the conversation with your Lord,

The One who has prepared for us the best of reward.

Imagine, standing before him, would you stil rush?

Think about the peace, the jannah, gardens so lush.

What if this is the last prayer of your life?

Imagine, the angel of death by your side.

Would you still choose the shortest chapter to recite?

Would you still rush your prayer, but stay awake on your PC all night?

Tuesday, January 25, 2011

A moment of it can ruin the most special relationships

You know what i am talking about, that one moment when your ego just cannot take the fact that somebody has done/said something and when you don't retaliate, you know you just cannot take it.

So, what happens after that one moment of anger? ah, you know the usual drill, dislike for that person, or never speaking to them again and if you happen to be a softie, you start talking again but with that moment permanently engraved at the back of your mind.

Where exactly am i leading all this to? Well, here is the thing. You are a human and fine! sometimes you can just lose it, i wouldn't forbid that but hey! what if i show you something that can help?

Abu Umamah Al-Bahili (May Allah be pleased with him) reported: The Messenger of Allah (PBUH) said,

"I guarantee a house in Jannah for one who gives up arguing, even if he is in the right; and I guarantee a home in the middle of Jannah for one who abandons lying even for the sake of fun; and I guarantee a house in the highest part of Jannahfor one who has good manners.''

[Abu Dawud]

Yep! you know THAT really helps me A lot sometimes. Because i have a lott of anger issues and i just cannot take it, if i don't retaliate i would cry for a loong time, plus i get depressed. No, good.
I don't have a problem in saying ''Sorry'' even if it is not my mistake but that condition is only reserved for the ''Special Few'' in my life.

So, what is my solution to this problem? Patience. Du'h! And I should be the last person talking about it but trust me i have practiced it sometimes and it does wonders!

Sunday, January 23, 2011

For Every Tear That Falls From Your Face

I know that although years have passed and I know the pain that lingers in the back of your mind. But you know your purpose in life is so much higher, that you have go through some tests to prove the strength of your faith.

I know its not easy, but you can really get through it. Don't believe my words, but wouldn't you believe the words of your creator?

لَا يُكَلِّفُ اللَّهُ نَفْسًا إِلَّا وُسْعَهَا
“Allah does not burden a soul beyond that it can bear…” (Qur’an, 2:286).

So you cannot say, it is too much and you cannot express how you cannot get through it. Because you know the words of your God are the most truthful. Just hold on tight to that rope of faith and you will be astonished to see the fruits it will reap you. You would want to re-live every pain, every moment of tear, every loss, every painful memory at the sight of the reward, your Lord the Most Merciful would bestow you with.

قُلْ لَنْ يُصِيبَنَا إِلَّا مَا كَتَبَ اللَّهُ لَنَا
''Nothing shall ever happen to us except what Allah has ordained for us..'' (Qur'an, 9:51).

Put your trust in Allah and you will find help in ways you have never imagined of. He is the Most Truthful, Most Merciful and more Compassionate than a Mother. Do you think he will leave you on your own when you ask of him, when you turn back to him? Do not lose hope and stop praying to him for He may have just been about to answer your prayer and you gave up.

"Verily, with hardship there is relief" (Qur'an 94:6)

Thursday, January 20, 2011

Dedicated to My Gem of a Friend

You laughh on me whenYou diss me,
But when im away, you miss me.
You make me jealous with your status updates,
Even then, to meet u, my heart anxiously awaits.

I don't have to say you just know my mood,
How you've learnt that art, i never understood.
You laugh thinking about the good times we had,
When i do some stupidity, boy! are you mad?!

But you are awesome so you let go everytime,
Thinking of the first of 70 excuses in your mind ;)
When we fight and woah!!!!!!! thats not pretty,
Your humor is beyond my scope of understanding and witty :P

Despite all the things mentioned above,
You've always dealt with me, with love.
So this is no tribute, no good-bye speech :P
I hereby promise to stick by u like a leech :D

Wednesday, January 19, 2011


I feel terrible when i disappoint somebody I love and I am sure everybody else does too. Because you love them and c'mon you don't want to upset anyone you love right? You love them, because they care for you, because they are mostly there to listen to you, they even have the power to hurt you yet you take the risk and still love them, they expect sometimes few things from you just like any other human being and then! you do something which you know is going to disappoint that person and you do it anyway, they would lose faith in you because they thought so highly of you.

Guilt is a funny thing, the more you love somebody the more you feel guilty about hurting them.

So today, I thought to myself about the number of times that I have disappointed people. It was a plenty number but most of them may not even know about it. Then, came the thought to my mind while i was in prostration during prayer about the infinite number of times that I have disappointed my creator, my God, Allah swt.. The one who gave me life, nurtured me,always listened to me, blessed me despite my ungrateful behavior, kept me healthy, gave me a family, food, shelter. Basically the One who gave me my life and everything else in it.

What did He expect of me? Well, nothing. Why? Because He is self-sufficient by himself does not need anything. But he gave me certain restrictions for my own good, some boundaries (like any caring parent would give), and he asked me to ''Enjoin good and forbid Evil''

But Rebellion is a strong desire, people give in to it very easily. For people who have weak faith.

How guilty do you feel? Enough to pray 2 raka'a in the middle of the night asking for forgiveness? Enough to cry abundantly? Enough to try to fight every wrong whim? Enough to remember Him throughout the day and seek his forgiveness? and I ask these questions to myself before anybody esle.

Tuesday, January 11, 2011

Dolce Far Niente

Today, the wheather is exceptionally pleasant. In the morning, while i was on my way to work. I was just wondering to myself ''Why do I have to work Today?! Why in this wheather?!'' cause trust me you would not find such cold, breezy days in this country very often.
I took a 5-minute break in the morning and allowed myself to go out of the office and enjoy the wheather. While i was enjoying the cool breeze, at the same moment my thoughts were concerned about how i would miss it in the afternoon or perhaps tomorrow when it is no longer like this. Thats the moment when i was contemplating about the fear of losing a moment while you are still living in it, it gave me a spiritual high.
You know why? Well, when i realized this fear, i closed my eyes and made a small prayer to God to let the wheather stay like at least until today afternoon. Then i was contemplating upon the promise of God in the Quran in which he talks about bestowing the believers with paradise. A place where one can have whatever he/she may want, all wishes and desires fulfilled. Eternal bliss without any fear of any moment fleeting away without one's wish or will. Thats what inspired me today, no fear of any moment fleeting away... everybody talks about 'living in the moment' but eventually it passes away, its not a permanent feeling. But, when i think of paradise and God's promise which is 100% true, it inspires me.
Previously, my inspiration to try to work for paradise was derived from the fact that i would be able to see prophet (saws) and I would be able to have the best BUTTER CHICKEN in the universe :P (talk about crazy aspirations) but NOW i found another reason why i need to work hard to get in to paradise! I can have the most amazing wheather as long as i want, It can be summer, It can be winter, It can be breezy and just stay that way :D

Eventually, i decided to go out of the office area and have lunch at a restaurant facing a beach. I troubled my friends and they were more than sweet in entertaining my unacceptable-last minute demand. While i was waiting for my order to arrive at the table, i looked at the beach, the water, it was just so serene and by merely looking at it, in that moment i felt relaxed, like no tension exists it was just ''Dolce Far Niente'' (the sweet idleness)
It made me think of paradise again, one its famous descriptions ''Gardens underneath which rivers flow'' i was imagining how would it look like? If i can be so relaxed just by looking at a beach from a distance, how would it feel to look at those rivers?
P.s. the other picture is just the place where i had my lunch today :) it looks much better in this wheather :P