Tuesday, 29 March 2011

Monday, 28 March 2011


How Iblis laknatullah do their jobs, beware.

Sunday, 27 March 2011


Two great occasions blessed by Allah swt:

The month has been a mesmerising one, especially because my Bruneian friend Zeah@Hazeah has got married with her prince charming, amiin! Barakallahu lakuma wabaraka 'alaikuma wajama'a bainakuma fii khair...~lots of wedding photos uploaded on facebook by Arni and Nurul Adri,and so happy to see the occassions of akad nikah, majlis berbedak, majlis bersanding and malam berambil-ambilan went well,as Arni said four occasions in three days!The newly married couple looked stunning, and undoubtedly cahaya kebahagiaan sungguh terpancar di wajah mempelai..alhamdulillah...semoga berkekalan ikatan cinta hingga ke syurga, amiin...

Last week Mahadi n Elly have alhamdulillah, become the parents of beautiful Bushra..the baby girl is so cute seeing the photos that Mahadi posted on facebook...may Allah guide them to become the exemplary parents and may Bushra be a solehah muslimah amiin...

My my, syukur to Allah for the kun fayakun..
On a separate note, K Nur and I had learned something yesterday: the power of kun fayakun..see, if Allah intends for a thing to happen, it will happen, whether good or bad, all is from Him. Isn't it stated in the Qur'an 36:82 Verily, when he intends a thing, His Command is "Be", and it is.

Isn't it?


Wednesday, 23 March 2011


My niece Feeqa @Siti Rafeeqa Rosli has alhamdulillah scored 9As in her SPM result today. A blessed result of 9As insya-Allah. The good news of the day and I am smiling all day. A proof that every effort counts and every prayer is heard indeed.May Allah ease her path and bless her with success in this world and the Next, amiin.
Girly in person, but undoubtedly ambitious,hardworking and resilient.N the future Malaysian Governor of Bank Negara insya-Allah:)
Allahu akbar!

Love from
Mak Long

Wednesday, 16 March 2011

The reality strikes


It was narrated from the Prophet (peace and blessings of Allaah be upon him) that women will form the majority of the people of Hell. It was narrated from ‘Imraan ibn Husayn that the Prophet (peace and blessings of Allaah be upon him) said: “I looked into Paradise and I saw that the majority of its people were the poor. And I looked into Hell and I saw that the majority of its people are women.”

(Narrated by al-Bukhaari, 3241; Muslim, 2737)

The Prophet (peace and blessings of Allaah be upon him) was asked about it and he explained the reason.

It was narrated that ‘Abd-Allaah ibn ‘Abbaas said: The Messenger of Allaah (peace and blessings of Allaah be upon him) said: “I was shown Hell and I have never seen anything more terrifying than it. And I saw that the majority of its people are women.” They said, “Why, O Messenger of Allaah?” He said, “Because of their ingratitude (kufr).” It was said, “Are they ungrateful to Allaah?” He said, “They are ungrateful to their companions (husbands) and ungrateful for good treatment. If you are kind to one of them for a lifetime then she sees one (undesirable) thing in you, she will say, ‘I have never had anything good from you.’” (Narrated by al-Bukhaari, 1052)

Naudzubillahi min dzalik..what a reminder. The issues on women entail more discussion and insya-Allah this week my entries would revolve around the common theme 'Women'. Ma'assalaamah for now.

Tuesday, 15 March 2011

quick tips

From my favourite al-Qarni's:
Citing a psychological view, living a happy life is a fine art entailing 10 things:

1. Do something you love, whether work or hobby

2. Be physically healthy as it is the spirit of happiness-eati, drink , exercise regularly and avoid bad habits!

3. have a goal in life as goal gives you motivation and energy

4. Take life as it comes, and accept the bitter and the sweet

5. Live in the present, with no regrets of the past and no anxiety for tomorrow that has not come yet

6. Think hard of any action or decision and do not blame anyone else for your decision or its consequences

7.Be grateful

8.Make smile a habit, be cheerful, be in company with the optimistic people

9.Strive to make others happy and you will be happy

10.Make the most of occassions of happiness and joy, and regard them as necessary to renew your own happiness.

Allah burdens not a soul except [with that within] its capacity... (2: 286)

Monday, 14 March 2011

How did Prophet Muhammad look like?


His Physical Appearance
Among the attractive points written by Imam Ibn Kathir in his book of 'Prophet Muhammad's Biography' was the compilation of narrations of the physical appearance of our beloved Prophet Muhammad s.a.w.:

Sheikh Abu Zakariyya An-Nawawi summed up in his Tadhhib that the Prophet Muhammad s.a.w was neither tall nor short; neither white nor dark; and his hair was neither curl nor long and flowing. He died with not even twenty white hairs on his head.

He had a good-looking body, a thick beard, a big head, a round face, black eyes and long eyelashes. His shoulders and arms were hairy, and so was the upper chest.

He had a seal of prophethood between his shoulders. He walked strongly and firmly and the ground would seem as if being folded for him. He sometimes lower the hair of his head then he would part it at some other time. He used to comb it along with his beard. The precious and dearest of clothes to him were his shirts, and the white ones.

It has also been narrated by Al-Bukhari on the authority of Anas Ibn Malik (may Allah be pleased with him) that he said:
I have never touched silk or dibaj [thick silk] sfter than the palm of the Prophet nor have I smelt a perfume nicer than the sweat of the Prophet.

I served the Messenger of Allah for ten years, and, by Allah, he never said to me any harsh word, and he never said to me about a thing as to why I had done that and as to why I had not done that.

His Pure Character

Allah has indeed described the Prophet as an exalted standard of character (Al-Qalam: 4).It is also narrated by al-Bukhari and Muslim that Aishah (may Allah be pleased with her) that the Prophet's character was that he was totally keen to act only according to the instructions of the Qur'an, by complying exactly with its ordinances and forbiddances. This point is also emphasized in the Qur'an (al-Isra':9).

-His morals reflected the greatest and most honourable character
-He was the bravest of people when a war grew fierce
-He was the most knowledgeable among people, the most eloquent and the best advisor
-He was the humblest of people, yet with GRAVITY and DIGNITY; it was stated by Ibnu Kathir that when Prophet entered Makkah on the Day of Conquest he kept lowering his head out of humbleness to the extent that his beard nearly touched the forepart of his saddle.
-He was shyer than a virgin in her separate room (as described by Abu Sa'id al-Khudri in Sahih al-Bukhari) yet firm in exercising Allah's ordinances.

Allah praised the Prophet and his Sahabah

Muhammad is the Messenger of Allah, and those who are with him are severe
against disbelievers, and merciful among themselves

Allahumma solli ala sayyidina Muhammad wa 'ala ali sayyidina Muhammad.
Lucky sahabah and the solihins who got to meet with him, face to face!
But remember, to this day we have his Sunnah, and that indeed, is one of the two powerful mukjizats after the Furqan they both last till the day of Qiyamah.

May Allah lead us to Jannah. Amiin.

Sunday, 13 March 2011

My Phd mates

For those who strive for perfection, A'id al-Qarni once wrote in his book :

"Do not feel sad or miserable because of some work that you could not complete, rather you should understand that the work of great people is never done"

Let's anyway, do our best, all that we ever could!

Kuncinya ialah...

The key to glory: obedience to Allah and His Messengers

The key to provision: striving hard whilst praying for forgiveness and fearing Allah, the Exalted

The key to Paradise: Tawhid (Monotheism)

The key to faith: pondering signs and creation of Allah

The key to righteousness: sincerity

The key to a spiritual life: studying the Qur’an, beseeching Allah in the hours of dawn and giving up sin

The key to knowledge: asking the right questions and listening attentively

The key to victory: patience

The key to success: fearing Allah (piety/taqwa)

The key to getting more: Gratitude

The key to longing in the Hereafter: disinterest in the worldly gains

The key to a response: Du’a(Supplication)

*Sumber: petikan dari al-Qarni Bab 13
Moga Allah memberkatimu senantiasa.

Saturday, 12 March 2011

Water, wine, milk and honey!

My title above specifically refers to the Anhaarul Jannah and not exactly discussion on the properties of the liquids...hehehe.
Today I read a very interesting section of the description of Paradise written by As-Salafi and here are the findings:

Allah has described the drinks in Paradise in a way that indicate their abundance and continuous flow, as such they are called 'rivers'.
There are many verses that mentioned the rivers of Paradise but none explain them, except one verse below:
Muhammad 47:15
The desciption of Paradise which the pious have been promised (is that) in it are rivers of water the taste and smell of which are not changed, rivers of milk of which the taste never changes, rivers of wine delicious to those who drink, and rivers of clarified honey (clear and pure) therein for them is every kind of fruit, and forgiveness from their Lord. (Are these) like those who shall dwell forever in the Fire and be given to drink boiling water so that it cuts up their bowels?

In one hadith recorded by Ahmad and at-Tirmidhi on the authority of Haakim bin Mu'awiyah from his father who said that he heard the Messenger of Allah, blessings and peace of Allah be upon him, say:
There are in Paradise, a river of water, a river of honey, a river of milk and a river of wine. And other rivers will then originate from them.

Allah has therefore mention the kinds of rivers as follow:

One : The rivers of water whose smell and taste do not change (Anhaarun min maa')
No matter how long it may be, the taste and smell will never change, as they are sweet and clear, and they neither turn muddy nor smelly.

Two: The rivers of milk never change in taste (Anhaarun min laban)
The rivers of milk will also not change in its primary state without any change in taste; as opposed to the milk in this world derived from udders. The milk in jannah will never go sour or tasteless, and forever be exceptionally delicious, white and nice!

Three: The rivers of wine (Anhaarun min khamr)
The dwellers of Paradise will enjoy drinking it, it is never soiled by human hands or legs, such as the wine in this world! It looks good, tastes great and smells nice, does not intoxicate nor does it have offensive smell. It is flawless and an absolutely pure enjoyment ( as-Saffat 37:46, 47 and al-Waqi'ah 56:19)

Four: The rivers of purified honey (Anhaarun min 'asal)
The honey is free of all particles and all other defects and it is not a product of honeybee that has wax and residues where the honey needs to be purified, rather it is created from the beginning, flowing like water, unblemished, extremely pure, beautiful color, excellent taste and pleasant smell.

The four rivers make us realize that Allah has cited the types of drinks known and usually enjoyed in this world as examples for the drinks of Paradise. However, nothing of the imperfections and peculiarity of the drinks in this world are found in the drinks of Paradise. The water in this world is that it changes after a long time, milk would go sour, wine would bring evil and calamities upon the drinkers and honey has many particles and residues.

Question arise, why the rivers of Paradise are of these four different kinds?
They are the most precious things one can atttain at their disposal! In this world having these drinks are seen as wealth and influential. If water is for drinking and cleaning, milk is for food and nourishment, wine as imaginary enjoyment and honey as cure and other benefits, the only reason for the difference in the kinds of drinks in Paradise is increase in delight and pure enjoyment. The people of Paradise do not take these drinks for survival or for healing or for any benefits. Their life is eternal in which there is neither disease nor fatigue or hunger or thirst. In short, life is of endless bliss and delight in the Jannah!

The verse 47:15 is such a noble verse that it gives is a great physical illustration on the Day of Resurrection. The righteous will enjoy the rivers and everything in the jannah whereas the unrighteous will be in hell-fire drinking hot water that will break their bowels and this is a stark contrast between the enjoyment and punishment of the dwellers of paradise and hell..

As-Salafi ended this section with a du'a: May Allah protect us from the unbearable torments of fire..He indeed is the All-Hearer, Answerer to supplications and He has power over all things.

Friday, 11 March 2011

The Siraat

I find the description below interesting;

Al-Bukhari and Muslim recorded on the authority of Abu Hurayrah, may Allah be pleased with him, that the Messenger of Allah (pbuh) said:
The first batch of people who will enter Paradise will be (glittering) like a full moon; and those who will enter next will be (glittering) like the brightest star

Allah's statement 'hattaa idzaa Jaa uu haa' meaning 'Till when they reach it' is in reference to the gates of Paradise after passing the Siraat where they will be stopped and mutual retaliation will be established among them regarding wrongs they have committed against one another in the world.

The Siraat

What is it?
The Siraat is a bridge that will be laid across Hell-fire; it is frightening and scaring passageway. People will pass across it on their way to Paradise; some will pass across as quickly as a twinkle of an eye; some as a lightning; some as a wind; some as a bird; some as fast horses; some will pass across it walking fast and some will be dragged across it. The Siraat is passed according to our deeds until he will pass it. There are those whose light will be as little as the size of the thumb of his feet, and others who will be seized and cast into Fire. Whoever passes the Siraat successfully will enter Paradise.

On the authority of Abu Sa 'eed al-Khudri, may Allah be pleased with him, that the Prophet, blessings and peace be upon him, said:
The believers, after being saved from the (Hell) Fire, will be stopped at a bridge between Paradise and Hell and mutual retaliation will be established among them regarding wrongs they have committed in the world against one another. After they are cleansed and purified (through the retaliation), they will be admitted into Paradise; and by Him in Whose Hand Muhammad's soul is, everyone of them will know his dwelling in Paradise better than he knew his dwelling in this world.

After mutual retaliation have been established among the believers regarding wrongs they have committed in the world against one another and they have been purified and cleansed, they will hold consultation among themselves regarding who will seek permission on their behalf to enter Paradise. They will go to Adam (pbuh), then Musa, then Isa and then to Muhammad pbuh, who will intercede on behalf of all the believers to be allowed to enter into Paradise.

Who will be the first to enter the Paradise?
On the authority of Anas bin Malik, may Allah be pleased with him, Malik recorded that the Messenger of Allah pbuh said:
I will be the first intercessor in the Paradise

In another version of Muslim , also on the authority of Anas
I will come to the gate of Paradise on the Day of Resurrection and would seek its opening. The keeper would say, "Who are you?" I would say, "Muhammad". He would then say, " It is for you that I have been ordered, and not to open it for anyone before you"

May we all be included to follow the group of Mukminin who enjoin with Prophet Muhammad in this journey to Paradise. Insya-Allah..

Monday, 7 March 2011

my chance


As my lappy is broken, tonight I will take the humblest opportunity to rest and relax and read some articles that I have printed on papers from the office(yup let's quit electronic version tonight). I will be enjoying some scrumptious dinner prepared by Mr and Mrs Keenan as well as Miss Brackenbury and that means no cooking tonight. It is also my opportunity to just have a relaxing shower hour and let the hair down.Laundry is another task alhamdulillah done by Mr Washing Machine. This will also be done tonight..

But more importantly, I hope to have a dialogue with Allah, I will try to please Him My Lord, and I only hope for His Barakah for each and every one of us-for life in this world, and in the Next amiin..I have been doing this but my dialogue with Him has been too short,too brief, too hasty...may Allah forgive me and may I get more chance to better improve my speaking with Him as His weakest slave, amiin..

What a blessing to have a broken laptop. Maybe it is time to separate work and bedroom, although this is perfectly workable in the land of Miss Brackenbury.It's time to equally concentrate on both. Still, I yearn for that new laptop to take its place on my desk soon.

You take care.

Without a lappy and leaving office already,