Thursday, September 26, 2013

Another Good Day

Bismillah.. Assalamu'alaykum..

I was told off by a teacher on how to do my work this morning, as I missed few tasks due to my ignorance or negligence (and unintended one, seriously)

*I wasn’t aware of my tasks/duties- overlooked the description of the tasks in the given instruction previously, astaghfirullah, may Allah forgive me, I admit it was my mistake and I really appreciate that she pointed it out Alhamdulillah. May Allah reward her*

I was listening to her complaints on another teacher on how she should be more responsible next time..
(While bearing in mind, she was late-must be for a good reason- since I hadn’t clarified with the other teacher or told her exactly what had been going on here- it wouldn’t be fair to judge, right? Even if she was found to be guilty, things could still be managed and probably corrected, eyh? :)


I am even more convinced now that in correcting people, we need to have wisdom. Having knowledge without wisdom, without a supporting personality would not be effective- it might work but not to its utmost potential. And most of the time, things don't usually work out, qadarullah..

And I was pondering upon all those things she said to me…
The best part of it, all those words penetrated DEEP into my lil’ boxes in the head after they sliced the one in the chest…




Allah Al Haleem…
Allah Al Hakeem…

Alhamdulillah, I praised that sister for addressing the issue with her best manner, politely. Amazing that it was with hikmah that I didn’t find it offensive :P


*Ya Allah, what a shame!*

I learn that first impression does play its role to people’s heart. Have good akhlaq, people will love us. And as I recalled, I realized at that moment, how wonderful our Prophet Muhammad SAW was… He (SAW) had the best manner towards every single person around him (SAW). May Allah help and guide us to refine/beautify our akhlaq that people see the beauty of his (SAW) teachings thus the beauty of Islam. Aamin.

I also learn that as a muslima, I should set myself as an example in spite of all the incoming constructive criticism I received. (Alhamdulillah- All praises due to Allah)

Hehe. Criticism? I take that as a token to self-improvement. InshaAllah… Alhamdulillah…

*Good time to break the ego ukhty!* (T_T)

May Allah open my heart to be courageous and positive enough to listen to my own flaws- the hideous part of me, indeed- to be able to improve myself, within my utmost capability, inshaAllah…

*within my UTMOST capability- I’m trying to tell you how weak I am as HIS slave. Yet not giving up to improve to excellence (not to perfection). Wallahi, no one is perfect. Expecting that would just lead you to your greatest frustration and distress.  Wa na’udzhubillah!*

Ya Rabb… help!


*A post to remind me to be better today than yesterday*

Abu Huraira -May Allah be pleased with him- has related that the Prophet (Sallahu alaihi wa salam) said,
Hasten to do good deeds; (there will be) fitnah like a portion of a dark night, wherein an individual wakes up as a believer and begins the night as a disbeliever or he begins the night as a believer and wakes up as a disbeliever. He sells his religion for a portion of the dunya (this worldly life).

More details and explanation of the above hadeeth can be found here: Hasten to Do Good Deeds

Tuesday, June 25, 2013

Get Them Excited !

Assalamu'alaykum wrm wbt my dear sisters!!

As i was reading the Quran this morning, i was reminded of my Quran teacher during my childhood. I somehow was sooooo inspired to write this post, Allahu Akbar!

I realized that her inspiration had really inspired me, A LOT. SubhanAllah..
She used to make me love my Quran class sooooo muchhhh..
Her smile, her warm-welcoming face, softness and she was very friendly.
Someone that you would be excited to meet everyday!

Ya Allah, wherever she is right now, please have mercy and increase her in blessings in dunya and akhirah!

So i was thinking to myself, just as much as she had inspired me, why don't i share my experience and my humble thoughts on how to get your kids/ small siblings (best to start at a very early age) to LOVE THE QURAN!

*Wink Wink*

What You Need:

1. A student or two. As i don't prefer large group of students- my span focus is kinda limited. So up to you :)

2. The Quran. One mushaf for you and give your student each. (Give to them as a gift and tell them how valuable it is for them to keep)

3. A Quran with translation and tafseer. (In language that your prefer)

What To Do?

1. If your potential student (let say a kid) has not shown any interest to learn Al-Quran, make him/her (Now, let's say 'him'). Let him sees what you do- how keen you are to read and read and read the mushaf and how keen and passionate you are to have your own time (privacy i would say) with your mushaf. Let him wonder why are you acting as such.

2. Make sure you have the time to give hint to him on what you are doing and tell how excited you are, how amazing you are feeling and how happy you are !

3. When he has started to ask you what you are doing and why you are doing what you are doing, that's when you trigger his interest. Say, "You seriously want to know? Hmm.." and start telling him some stories in the Quran. Get him to sit with you for a period of time. (But make sure you are not giving him too much info, he might get bored. Give little so that he will crave for more stories from you inshaAllah :)

4. Let him know in the end, there are other amazing stories in The Quran and if he wants to know more, tell him to see you again some other time. (Make a promise on when and where exactly you can do so with him- best applied to my own siblings, used to do it when they were small, bi ithnillah)

5. Next time he sits with you again, tell him that you have a very valuable gift for him. Also tell him to make wudhu (ablution) before you hand it over to him. Tell him why you wanted him to do so- The gift is sooo valuable and precious that it needs you and him and anyone else to take wudhu before touching it and that you need him to promise you to take very good care of it, handle it nicely as it's an amanah (and tell him you would be sad if he doesn't). Only then, give him the Quran :)

6. Next , see how he wants to go about it. I would suggest that you teach him memorization with tajweed. Have only 3-5 verses a day for him to memorize by heart. To make him motivated to do so, promise him that you are going to share a wonderful story relates to the verses (your task: find for tafseer/ asbabun nuzul of these verses to share with him). Again, not to share too much with him, he might get tired and bored.

7. After he has finished memorizing, let him recite to you, assist him to memorize and
correct him if necessary. Praise him if he managed to do so correctly and remind him how happy Allah will be with him. Also, tell him, how confident you are on his ability to memorize the entire Quran some day (don't forget to smile and look into his eyes :)

8. Make a promise to meet again with him for more amazing stories, inshaAllah :)

If you realize, THE STUDENT that i referred to here in this article was expected to have a fundamental knowledge and understanding of tawheed- such as believe in Allah, HIS messengers, etc (The tenets of faith). Therefore, if your student does not have this, explain to him what he needs to know when these matters are brought up and that you realize he is not knowing any of them. May Allah give ease in your affairs! Aamin!


Some kids may have high curiosity. Just make sure you let them stay in that condition whenever you leave them at the end of the session you have with them. You may leave them with few questions for them to think and ponder upon in regards to what you are going to share with them in next class. So that they may become eager to see you for the Quran session you will have with them in future, inshaAllah.

For example,
"There's a surah in the Quran that talks about an ant. Amazingly, a man was given a blessing to hear them talking! Do you know who? Hm... You know what, i think i'm gonna share this with you in our next session, inshaAllah"

That should work, inshaAllah :)

Recalling on the time when i was late to my Quran class and the class had ended by the time i reached home from school in the evening. I somehow gushed to the class with my head scarf in one hand and my Quran in the other hand. I was really hoping that she will allow me to sit with her for that evening. And alhamdulillah, she did allow me, even though i was alone. O' Allah, how inspiring she was back then, until today alhamdulillah !

Barakallahu feeha! 
May Allah bless her! Aaamin..

Interesting websites on Quran-related for Kids:
1. Quran For Kids
2. Introducing Islam to Our Kids

*In The Making of The Next Best Generation of Al-Quran and As-Sunnah: Our Next Caliphs and Next Ummahatul Mukminun. InshaAllah*

Wednesday, March 27, 2013

ALLAH'S SAYS Vs syaithan's says

Shaitan says that your hijab doesn't make you look pretty.
Allah tells you that your beauty is only for your husband to see.

Shaitan says your eyebrows are too bushy; they need to be shaped neatly.
Allah reminds you that there's no need to change His creation because He has created you with beauty.

Shaitan says you look hot in those skinny jeans and transparent tops.
Allah warns you that hell is hotter and shaitan's plan always flops.

Shaitan offers you moments of worldly pleasures.
Allah promises you in the Hereafter many treasures.

And yet,
such is the plight of us Muslims,
we follow our whims
as if there is no Day of Accountability to come,
where Jannah will only be given to some. :(

What a woman wants

What women want? 

A couple that wishes to have a successful relationship must understand each other’s needs. A husband must take into account that a woman’s needs and expectations are different than a man’s. Great intimacy can only be achieved if a woman finds a complete, fulfilling relationship. So what are women looking for in a marriage?

Women get married to find a special best friend. They want someone who will share their secrets, laugh and joke with them, love them, cherish them, adore them, be romantic with them, and make them feel beautiful and wanted. They want someone who will be attracted to them emotionally through their personality, and attracted to them physically through their bodies.

A woman wants a partner who will strive together with her through this life; laughing and rejoicing through the good times, and sticking by each other and supporting each other through the bad times. She wants a man strong in his deen who can stand up and take the responsibility of the household, and help raise the children in accordance with Islam.

A woman wants her husband to be her friend, companion, and soul mate.

Any good husband must realize that a woman’s primary need is emotional. He must take into account the prophetic tradition “The best of you are those who are best to their wives,” [Sahih al-Bukhari], and then strive to be the best to his wife.

Saturday, February 2, 2013

In the name of MODESTY

You called her Mary, we called her Maryam..
Check ! Al-Quran Chapter 19..

An amazing woman who gained my full respect, for her dignity, intellectuality, strong personality and spirituality..

The moment angel gabriel came near her, she told him to go away ! She was not comfortable with the fact that a stranger, Gabriel who appeared as a man came near her.

Why? Her modesty shields her and protects her dignity..

But how irony, people approve nudity, reject women who choose modesty..

In the name of liberty?
Huh, right.

We are free to choose to obey our religion.
So as you, to choose your rights on so-called 'liberty'..

*Mood uplifting for the most in need- ME*

Must Watch :)

Wednesday, January 23, 2013

VID: Teach Islam

Assalamu'alaykum wrm wbt..

Sharing this with my circle of relatives and friends. Pls kindly spread the khayr and share the ajr. 
Jazakumullahu khayran.



Where should Islamic education come/start off from?
Not from the khatibs, the imams, or anyone else before the family institution, of course.

But the issue here is that what our parents used to do 10-20 years may no longer be relevant to our world today..

So... Here, bro Nouman Ali Khan addressed few humble tips, (such an eye-opener subhanAllah) on IMPROVING, preparing ourselves for the next generation- by starting off with the QURAN- LOVING THE QURAN

Yes, there are some parts of the education need not to be changed as how the teachings were revealed to the anbiya. 

But with the zombie consumerism?
PSP/Gamebox freaks-lifestyle? 
And more challenges and irresistible temptation today's generation is facing/experiencing/struggling to overcome,
How can we start loving the quran? 
Thus to instill this in today and next generation? 
Practically, how do we do that?

I mean, seriously, think about this.

Some of us are an elder brother/sister to other siblings.
Some are teachers by profession.
And some maybe, sooner or later, going to get kids or to get married.
We are going to be a husband,/wife, next a father/mother..
Or the least, to be a role model, an exemplary to others around us, if Allah wills.

I humbly invite all of you to watch this.

So pls watch~!

Like Bro NAK said, yea, syaithan will come to you, make you yarn and feel sleepy, or suddenly bother you with meetings that you have, 'important' things to do, bla bla bla- when you want to do good things, when you want to spend quality times listening and reciting the Quran with our family.. Or even when you want to WATCH THIS VIDEO!

So pls watch till the last, stay with bro NAK pls..

'We have to become the Nation of Al-Quran- US AND OUR CHILDREN, and the next generation (inshaAllah)'

Here's the video: