Ramadhan terakhir kami di UK.. ?

Firstly, I guess it’s not to late to wish every muslim Ramadhan Kareem.. It’s already our fifth day of Ramadhan. Here in UK we started our Ramadhan on Friday the 20th of July, while muslims in Malaysia began fasting a day later (Saturday). Doesn’t matter when we began our Ramadhan, but how we live it that matters. Also, it is our fifth Ramadhan abroad. Alhamdulillah, we’ve been given another opportunity to spend our Ramadhan here by Allah. Initially, we thought of spending our Ramadhan in Malaysia but Allah knows best. Yelah, thesis tak habis lagi, belum boleh balik ke Malaysia lagi.

Despite the long hours of fasting this year, the longest fasting day in Ramadhan I’ve ever experienced, but alhamdulillah wa syukrillah, we could bear it. So far, at least. InsyaAllah Allah will ease all our hardship and difficulties that we have. Come to think of it, >18 hours of fasting is not much. I heard those in Norway they fast for ~21 hours. And it is still nothing if we compare those who don’t have food to eat at all. The reason why we are obliged to fast in Ramadhan – to remember the poor people and feel their plight. Insaf..

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Bukan sekejap

Alhamdulillah, setinggi-tinggi syukur kepada Allah dengan kemenangan Ikhwanul Muslimin (IM) dalam pilihanraya pemilihan presiden negara baru-baru ini. Tahniah kepada calon IM, Dr Morsi.

Membaca serba sedikit perkataan-perkataan yang telah dilontarkan oleh Dr Morsi, keazaman dan agenda beliau ke seterusnya sedikit sebanyak melegakan perasaan yang sempit lantaran ‘political scene’ di tanah air sendiri. Sampai satu peringkat dua tiga hari yang lepas, saya terfikir untuk menetap seketika di Mesir, kerana harapan masa depan nampaknya lebih cerah di sana berbanding di tanah air nanti.

Petikan ucapan saat awal kemenangan (image: http://kebunketereh.com)

Perkara penting untuk dijadikan iktibar hasil peristiwa penundukan kezaliman dan permulaan penegakan keadilan ini, bahawa untuk berjaya dalam perjuangan memerlukan tarbiyah, pengorbanan dan keimanan yang tinggi. Perjuangan IM lama bermula berpuluh tahun, lebih lama daripada usia ayah. Sistem usrah yang dijalankan, bukanlah semata hanya – ‘quoting Angel Pakai Gucci’“asyik berbulatan gembira sahaja” tetapi untuk mendidik keimanan dan kefahaman Islam. Dan usaha yang bertahun, mendidik satu generasi ke satu generasi.. alhamdulillah mula membuahkan hasil.

Kemenangan ini bukan kemenangan mutlak IM, tetapi kemenangan kecil yang membuka ruang untuk perjuangan yang lebih besar. Untuk mengembalikan daulah Islamiyah, yang mana apabila umat Islam memerlukan tempat mengadu, kita ada sistem Khilafah kita. Juga merupakan kemenangan besar buat rakyat Mesir yang bersatu menjatuhkan kezaliman.

InsyaAllah, kemenangan ini membakar semangat saya untuk mendidik anak (-anak) untuk berjiwa besar seperti anak-anak Mesir dan Palestin. Dan semoga perjuangan kita semua diredai Allah..

Di mana kita Eid-ul Adha ini?

‘Allahu akbar, Allahu akbar, Allahu akbar.. Lailaha illallah Allahuakbar.. Allahu akbar walillahilhamd’

Pertama sekali saya ingin mengucapkan Salam Eid-ul adha buat semua muslimin  dan muslimat. Satu lagi hari besar yang disuruh kita meraikannya. Moga peristiwa-peristiwa di sebalik hari yang mulia ini menjadi pengajaran buat kita semua (fasa-fasa pengorbanan dalam Islam dan kaitan Hari Raya Korban dalam post terdahulu: It’s December 2010). Didoakan para tetamu Allah tahun ini diterima ibadah haji kalian oleh Allah swt. Dan bagi umat muslimin yang tidak menunaikan haji, didoakan segala bentuk pengorbanan turut diterimaNya.

Kalau diikutkan tahun lepas dan awal tahun ini, kami merancang untuk menunaikan haji waktu ini. Tetapi Allah lebih mengetahui apa yang terbaik buat kami, perancangan kami tidak diizinkan untuk berlaku. InsyaAllah, suatu hari nanti jika diizinkanNya.

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Ciao!

Waktu ini, saya mencoret dari Itali.

Menghadiri kongres selama 5 hari di Florence. 5 hari merantau sendirian. 5 hari menimba ilmu dan pengalaman. 5 hari juga menyimpan rindu pada sang suami dan sang anak.

Barangkali hal berjauhan ni perkara biasa bagi sesetengah orang. Tapi saya tak biasa.

Apapun, bukan hal itu yang saya nak tekankan dalam coretan kali ini. Hari ini, sekadar nak bercerita tentang perjalanan ke Florence tempoh hari (14 Julai).

Di Frankfurt

Bertolak dari Birmingham, transit di Frankfurt selama 3 1/2 jam mengikut jadual. Pertama kali menjejakkan kaki di Jerman. Airportnya sibuk juga. Barangkali sebab waktu siang pun. Terfikir untuk solat di situ sementara waktu terluang banyak, instead of jamak taakhir. Anggarannya akan terjumpa ‘multifaith prayer room’ seperti di airport UK. Paling teruk, solat di celah yang sedikit sunyi. Tetapi, alhamdulillah, Allah ketemukan dengan papan tanda ‘Muslim prayer room’.

Alhamdulillah, setinggi-tinggi syukur. Musolla agak selesa, walaupun ruang untuk wanita kecil, tetapi untuk lelaki lebih kurang sebesar musolla di Portland Building di UoN. Ada ruang wuduk untuk wanita di situ. Maka tak perlu saya menapak ke tandas untuk mengangkat hadas kecil.

Quran dengan terjemahan pelbagai bahasa turut disediakan

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Unproductive June… Isra’ & Mikraj..

June, another unproductive month for me.. in term of blogging..

As I have many other important and urgent work to deal with.

Jiwaku terkadang teringin nak menulis, tapi apakan daya..

Anyway, today is 27th of Rejab.. the date which many Islamic scholars agree that Isra’ & mikraj happened on this date.

This was the night Rasulullah s.a.w. travelled from Baitullah to Baitul Maqdis (isra’) and from Baitul Maqdis to up the sky high (mikraj). A mukjizat which we muslims must have faith in, athough it sounds illogical to the sound mind. But that’s the power and greatness of Allah s.w.t. Allahu akbar!!

On this event, Allah through His Messenger, our beloved Rasullullah s.a.w, ordered every muslim to pray five times a day. The fardu.. compulsory, as a sign of submission and obedient to Him.

Therefore, in remembering this great event, it is time for reflection. For my ownself to look back at my ibadah, especially my solah. I am ashamed that sometimes I take this ibadah lightly. I sometimes delayed performing my solah for entertainment especially. Astaghfirullah al azim.

Seberapa cepat kamu mahu menghampiri Allah, secepat itulah Allah menghampiri kamu.

What a shame! When you are in need, you pray to Allah and hope He will grant you prayer immediately. But when it’s time to perform prayer for Him, you don’t feel to do it on that instance.

Koreksi diri….

Alhamdulillah..

Sunnah itu..

ﺑﺴﻤ ﺃﻠﻠﻪ  ﺃﻠﺮﺤﻤﻦ ﺃﻠﺮﺤﻴﻢ

I’ve been sitting in front of my (school-provided) laptop for hours.

Most of the times I did my school work: mice behaviour- scoring, conference abstract-writing, to publish paper-writing, data-analysing.. Some of the times, facebook checking, news-reading..

Also, in the mean time, I’m thinking of what I’m gonna write on my blog.. on this significant day..

It’s Maulidur Rasul sallallah alaihi wassalam!

I know there are different opinions amongst scholars, on which date Rasulullah s.a.w was born. However, many agreed that this date – 12 Rabiul awwal, was the date he left us. 😥

There’s just so many things going on in my mind, about how should I write this post. I don’t want to write his history, ‘cos to be honest, I don’t know every little detail of it. And I’m just suck in telling stories..

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Let’s be rational & practical

Picture this:

You’ve moved to a new place. A nice, cosy house which you can hardly wait to call it a home. Previously it was occupied by a lovely old couple, and they owned a cute little dog.

Being a muslim, you can’t help but to be quite suspicious with the cleanliness status of your new house. Hence, you washed the whole house, including the walls with mud water and 6 times clean water (This is what we call ‘samak’). Continue reading

It’s December 2010 :)

Alhamdulillahi rabbi al ‘alamin

We’re now in the month of December, year 2010. In fact, the first 10 days have passed. How time flies.

Personally, this month of December has something significant to us.

As the Hajj season is already over, most of my (-in laws) family members who went to Mekah to perform the hajj has and will be coming back home this month. I know Pak Uda husband & wife (Mrs Farizal’s parents) are already back, and in few days time Dzul’s Pak Long, Pak Ngah, Mak Andak and Mak Su Tah will be home.

Mabruk Ya Duyufur Rahman.. Semoga ibadah haji kalian mendapat mabrur dariNya.. amen.

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Birthdays….

September is certainly a birthday month of Kaz Family.. .

Bonda Khamariah – 12th (1954)

Darl Rayyann – 13th (2009)

Afiekaz – 21st (1995)

Bro Naufal – 22nd (1987)

Sis Fau – 23rd (1979)

I would like to wish them all the best. May Allah bless them with happiness, health, wealth (whatever form of wealth, I pray).. and grace them with His Rahmah always. Ameen..

Happy 1st birthday, Rayyann dearest


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