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2018-05-17

ON FORGIVENESS.

Today is the first day of Ramadan 1439 Hijrah. Alhamdulillah (praised be to God) who allows us to reach this holy month, that is full of barokah (blessings) and forgiveness.




It is that time again for Muslims to observe fasting for a month, from dawn to dusk. To observe carefully each and every action and deeds while fasting is not an easy thing, yet not impossible. Every one of us is striving, doing our best to be a better human being. Everyday.

Fret not, you are not alone.

I would like to pick a topic on forgiveness: to forgive and to move on.

I am reading a book by Gary Chapman on ‘Love as a way of life’. In his book he stated that among the seven main attitude of authentic love is ‘forgiveness’. On forgiving other human who has made wrongdoings to us, it is rather not an easy task, worst if without anticipation from the other human.

Forgiving is a choice.

You may think you have forgiven, yet at times hurt and anger may surface. The scar remains, unless you manage to let it go. Later it will be nothing but just a mark.

Remember this, (quoted) {Anger should be a visitor, not a resident}. Do not let your anger and negativity eats you from within, because it will leave you with nothing but misery within yourself, within your world.

If you cannot stand the anger or negativity, it is then time to walk away. To free yourself, into a new environment, a positive one that will shape you a better person.

Time, istighfar (asking for forgiveness from God) and dua’ (prayer) will heal them all.




Our Prophet Muhammad (peace be upon him) is the best example of all being. He was the most forgiving person that existed. His level of patience and love towards others made him the greatest man on earth.

We still have a long way to go and follow his examples.

Let us start with forgiving the smallest mistakes. And strive towards forgiving every mistake we encounter. Purification of the heart needs hard work and faith.

May Allah forgives all our sins and bring us closer to Him.

Ramadan Kareem, everyone!

2018-05-10

JUST WHEN YOU THINK IT IS IMPOSSIBLE

Alhamdulillah. (Praise be to Allah).

Malaysians who voted for a new government can finally be at ease and smiled (with happiness/ tears),  because our voices has been heard, our prayers has been granted! The new change in governement that had been ruling for more than 61 years has proven for a demand in change of power for a better nation.

People has spoken!

‘We only want to restore the rule of law,’ as said by Tun Mahathir, the representative from Pakatan Harapan, winning majority in the parliament, and automatically forming the new government.

Indeed, Malaysians are looking forward to a nation that takes care of its people, hear the voices of people and restore the rule of the law.

Personally I am excited as being voter for the first time [ya, I know! I should have voted before :)], and this time our history has been changed! I am not a person who gets involve (or interested, rather) in the political world, yet this time I felt it was time to be one responsible Malaysian and went out and voted. And boy, I am so glad I did my part!

In the book industry, we are looking forward to a greater development and support to build up our industry to excel. History has been changed, and that should be documented well in our nation, our library for our next generation to remember this victorious moment.

This change has also proven that ‘impossible’ is not a word that we should hold onto. Being a Muslim, I do not see impossible in any aspects of life, unless when God himself says it is impossible. There is a sentence in the Quran that reads, “Kun fayakun”, that translates, ‘Be! And it comes to be’ 2:117).

This sentence shows the Greatness and the Power that God has, everything is withing his control. The impossible thoughts in our minds can be possible when He wills it to happen.

وَلْتَكُنْ مِنْكُمْ أُمَّةٌ يَدْعُونَ إِلَى الْخَيْرِ وَيَأْمُرُونَ بِالْمَعْرُوفِ وَيَنْهَوْنَ عَنِ الْمُنْكَرِ ۚ وَأُولَٰئِكَ هُمُ الْمُفْلِحُونَ

• Mufti Taqi Usmani:
There has to be a group of people from among you who call towards the good, and bid the Fair and forbid the Unfair. And it is these who are successful.

3:104

May the change be for a better nation, better leaders and for the best of Malaysia and its people!

This is truly the power of the rakyat (people). Congratulations Malaysia!


2018-05-09

ON SELECTING OUR LEADERS: PRU14

Today marked PRU14, the day Malaysians in the country go for voting in hope of better nation. More reliable, responsible, capable and trustworthy leaders.

In history the most trustworthy man to be the best leader, and has been recorded as the #1 out of ‘100 most influential people in the world’ by Michael H.Hart. This great man is non other than, Prophet Muhammad  (peace be unto him) (570 – 632 AD), the  Prophet of Islam.

Why has Muhammad (peace be unto him)  been selected as the top influential man? Read on his history, and you would see for yourself.

The religion, also known as  Ad-Deen, is not solely focused on religion and worshipping matters, it is a comprehensive act in the way of life of its believers, the Muslims.

Holding to the principles and guidance bythe Holy Book, The Qur’an and the words and action of the Prophet Muhammad (peace be unto him), the Sunnah, Muslims lead their way of life emcompassing all factors as guided.

Regardless of race, religion should bring us all towards unity and peace, and harmony. The intention of the leader should be purely to build the nation towards excelling the various political and worldly aspects, without corruption, greed and arrogance.

The test of a greater power is even greater, ranking equals test of faith and attitude. It is truly in those who builds up a strong willpower and piety is the best of all. 

Malaysians, choose wisely, do your part. 

Let us pray for a better nation, better leaders!