Sunday, September 27, 2009

My Eid Photos!


Salaamun ‘ala man ittaba’ al-Huda.

It’s this time in the year again! Eid pics! This journal post is dedicated just to that … I don’t think I like Facebook for storing my images, though. So my kith and kin, head to my blog for my version of Eid al-Fitr!

Friday, September 25, 2009

Someone died today.


Salaamun ‘ala man ittaba’ al-Huda.

Today is Friday. It’s the Eid holidays so Zakiy and I went to Jami’ Ar-Rahimiyah for the Friday Prayer. Everything was normal until, after the post-solah du’a, the Imam announced that we were going to perform the janazah prayer. A woman died; I heard from the people talking that she is a custom’s daughter. Inna lillah wa inna ilaihi raji’un.

And so we went to the front to perform the prayer. It kinda makes me sad. A sizable congregation was there performing the solah, but even a lot more just left the mosque, not even bothering to perform the solah which takes less than three minutes with no bowing nor prostrating. What has happened to our society?

Eid Mubarak, minna!

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Salaamun ’ala man ittaba’ al-Huda.

I guess I’m a bit late this year to wish “Selamat Hari Raya” to all my blog readers specifically and to all Muslims generally. So, Selamat Hari Raya! To quote the traditional Islamic greeting for every celebration, kullu 'aam wa antum bikhair. It means, may you be in wellness every year. My Eid this year is not so much different this year compared to last year, except that I now own a DSLR and I still don't get angpau from Ummi and Abah yet! :)

Eid al-Fitr means celebration of fitrah. Fitrah on the other hand, means “the original state”. This Eid is to celebrate the return of a Muslim to his fitrah; his original state of creation. Man, and all other creatures, originally submit to the decree of Allah. However, Allah has honoured man by giving him free will. This free will, other than being an honour, is also a tribulation. Man can choose whether he wants to stay on his fitrah as all other creatures in this universe do, or deviate from God's path and become astray.

Tuesday, September 22, 2009

Spring Cleaning


Salaamun ’ala man ittaba’ al-Huda.

Eid Mubarak, everyone. Do you notice anything different about my blog today?

Totally. I did a total redesign of my blog. I even deleted all my previous posts. In the spirit of Eid when people were busy doing house-cleaning, I decided to do some spring cleaning on my blog. My previous posts— some are good but a great deal of them are junk. So, after making a backup, I cleared my blog. Don’t worry, they will be posted back on this blog — once I edited them. :)

More design rationale after the jump!

Tuesday, September 8, 2009

Oneness: Only Allah’s, not Malaysia’s


Salaamun ‘ala man ittaba’ al-Huda.

Quoted (for truth) from Wikipedia:

The first Prime Minister, Tunku Abdul Rahman, contradicted this stance in the 1980s, saying, “All talk on Islamic States is just an empty dream. No man in his right sense would accept a nation which bases its political administration on religion, and in a country like Malaysia with its multiracial and multireligious people, there is no room for an Islamic State.”

This is the man who was said to be Malaysia’s First Prime Minister. Was he godly enough to deny a system bestowed on mankind by ALLAH? Wasn’t Madinah multiracial and multireligious? Was there no room in Madinah for an Islamic State?

The trial starts!


Salaamun 'ala man ittaba' al-Huda.

Just a quick post, just to get anybody updated. :)

Today I'll be taking the Chemistry SPM trial test, insyaALLAH.

Actually, the trial starts last week with Bahasa Melayu papers, that's why I have not much time to update this blog.