Thursday, June 24, 2010

Silent Sunlight Remake and other songs



Silent Sunlight. For lyrics, click here
An observation and reflection of nature.



Rhythm of Surrender. For lyrics, click here
Similar to Silent Sunlight.



The Prophet's Hands. For lyrics, click here
A narrative of yearning for his presence.

Wednesday, June 23, 2010

Sharing: I used to be a niqabi



Salam,
I used to be a niqabi. And for a day a few weeks ago, after 5 years of not having worn it, I wore it again. Just for a day.

I was a niqabi for only a year. It was a wonderful experience. It brought me the peace of mind and humility I wanted to grow in me. It was also 'funny' in some ways, to see how people reacted to it. No, it was extremely adorable to see how children reacted to it, and quite sweet to see how some adults reacted to it. Somehow, it was actually disappointing to see how some of my fellow muslims reacted to it, and somehow, it was rather pleasantly surprising how amiable was the reaction(s) of some non-muslims towards it. They were cool.

Sometimes, I wish I could be a niqabi again. For me, when I was a niqabi, I had to force myself become better and more strict upon myself, because a piece of cloth across my face represented my religion in a stark, obvious manner, in a more emphasized way than just donning the hijab. Though I know this is untrue, but when it comes to people's perceptions, dressing style does count.

Nobody enforced the niqab on me, and nor did I don it to join any 'club' whatsoever. This was the same for the wearing of the hijab for me. I was not under the influence of anyone but my own.

My reason for wearing it was purely personal; actually for some time I had been yearning to wear it, but my family would not let me. When I couldn't suppress the feeling much longer, I made a nazar (somekind of promise to Allah, a special request for something; and when Allah fulfills our request, we would fulfill our promise) and so I became a niqabi.

Will I become a niqabi again someday? It is my dream.

Tuesday, June 15, 2010

Rape, Hijab and Love

To ponder: What has Gwen Stefani have to do with *Nurin Jazlin?
*victim of child sexual abuse

What has Fergie, JLO, Shakira, Christina Aguilera, Rihanna, Angelina Jolie, and many local and international female artists; singers and actors have to do with child, teenage and adult –but especially child– victims of rape?
We will soon discover what is the relation. Read on.
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no one can live without love...
everyone was somewhat conceived in love...
doesn’t matter who you are...
you were created out of love... your parents didn’t create you, Allah did... your parents can try, but if Allah doesn’t permit a baby to be conceived, it isn’t going to happen, darl...
so if you're alive and kicking today, it's because Allah loves you...
but today, we are not going to talk about creation...but we're going to talk about how to become a better lover.

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did you know that you are actually capable of loving each and everyone around you, men, women, young and old, kith and kin, superiors, subordinates, and even complete strangers?

14 ciri lelaki DAYUS

Artikel penuh di link ini


Petikan dari artikel ustaz zaharuddin:

BILA LELAKI MENJADI DAYUS?
 
Secara mudahnya cuba kita lihat betapa ramainya lelaki akan menjadi DAYUS apabila :-
1) Membiarkan kecantikan aurat, bentuk tubuh isterinya dinikmati oleh lelaki lain sepanjang waktu pejabat (jika bekerja) atau di luar rumah.
 
2) Membiarkan isterinya balik lewat dari kerja yang tidak diketahui bersama dengan lelaki apa dan siapa, serta apa yang dibuatnya di pejabat dan siapa yang menghantar.
 
3) Membiarkan aurat isterinya dan anak perempuannya dewasanya terlihat (terselak kain) semasa menaiki motor atau apa jua kenderaan sepanjang yang menyebabkan aurat terlihat.
 
4) Membiarkan anak perempuannya ber'dating' dengan tunangnya atau teman lelaki bukan mahramnya. 

Thursday, May 20, 2010

Seruan Hati Seorang Kekasih

Beberapa excerpt dari suarahati Ustazah Noraslina, artikel penuh di link ini

(This article reminds me of a song, 'The Veil' by Dawud Wharnsby Ali)

Excerpt 1 - fesyen terkini untuk muslimah?

Maksudnya : "Ada dua golongan dari ahli neraka yang belum pernah aku lihat kedua-duanya itu: (l) Kaum yang membawa cambuk seperti ekor sapi yang mereka pakai buat memukul orang ( iaitu penguasa yang kejam), (2) Perempuan-perempuan yang berpakaian tetapi telanjang, yang cenderung kepada perbuatan maksiat dan mencenderungkan orang lain kepada perbuatan maksiat, rambutnya sebesar punuk unta. Mereka ini tidak akan bisa masuk syurga, dan tidak akan mencium bau syurga, padahal bau syurga itu tercium sejauh perjalanan demikian dan demikian." (Riwayat Muslim, Babul Libas)

Dari hadis ini, Rasulullah SAW memberi amaran tentang dua golongan yang menghuni neraka, dan salah satu daripadanya ialah wanita yang mendedahkan aurat, mereka berpakaian tetapi seolah-olah bertelanjang dek pakaian yang disarung amat nipis, ketat dan sendat. Masih menampakkan lekuk dan bentuk tubuh. Juga, mereka tidak mengambil langkah berjaga-jaga untuk menyempurnakan penutupan aurat sebagaimana yang disyari’atkan agama.

Monday, May 10, 2010

Peranan Malu dalam Percintaan Suami & Isteri


Excerpts taken from: http://genta-rasa.com/2010/05/07/penggoda-cinta-yang-malu/

Cinta: Setelah lama, hilang serinya?

Betulkah selagi cinta itu diburu, ia akan indah. Tetapi bila ia telah dimiliki, keindahannya akan pudar sedikit demi sedikit. Kata orang tua dahulu, bila jauh (masih belum dimiliki) berbau bunga, bila dekat (sudah hari-hari di sisi) keharumannya tiada lagi. Ah, begitukah adat dunia?

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Sunday, May 09, 2010

First it was my mom, now it's me

First of all, I got a little surprised receiving 'happy mother's day' wishes...I "forgot" that I am a mother.

Anyway, actually the point of my writing has nothing to do with mother's day or aging, but in fact, I would like to share with you 'some changes' that I think happened to me (after some similar good news came from my mom, click here to read) ever since I started taking:

1. Goat Milk Powder-HIGOAT (for about more than 3 months)
2. Halagel Evening Primrose Oil (off and on)
3. Baraka Habbatus-sawda Oil (a week!)
4. (Treated) Alkaline Water (using Imtiyaaz Water Filter) (a month or so)

Saturday, May 08, 2010

Good News from my mom



pic googled

Salam Semua,

Saya sangat gembira dengan berita baik yang mak saya sampaikan pada saya. Untuk pengetahuan semua, mak saya ni berumur 63 tahun pada tahun ini (2010). Saya sangat kesian dengan dia pasal kalau lepas berdiri beberapa lama (i.e lepas gardening, buat keje kat dapur, atau jalan-jalan shopping, apa-apa je yang memerlukan beliau berdiri), kedua-dua belah kaki dia mesti bengkak.

Tapi menurut mak saya yang sama-sama cuba amalkan minum susu kambing dengan saya, dia kata dia tak pasti apakah dengan asbab kebaikan susu kambing atau spirulina yang telah mengurangkan bengkak di kaki nya dengan sangat ketara!