Wednesday, July 23, 2014

Quick Post..

Hmm... I finally managed to retrieve my lost photos from my HTC phone. Browsing through the folders, I found this. A sketch drew by Jia after it was confirmed that I lost the baby. 

"New baby sister"
My heart started to ache. I could so remember where was I and how Jia blurted out those words when she handed me the sketch. It was too vivid.

But when I think of the burden and pain of the mothers in Palestine and Syria who lost not a single child but much more, immediately I knew that my 'trial' is nothing when compared to their lost. SubhanaAllah.. Alhamdulillah.. AllahuAkbar.. May Allah reward them with a better favour. Allahumma Aamiin...


Thursday, July 17, 2014

Tummy this~

I was watching Ayat Riwayat on the tele when Bahim asked the question. Oh.. I forgot to mention - he was in the toilet.
Bahim: Mi-mi, what is in my tummy?
Me: Huh? (Not really paying attention to him)
Bahim: (Louder) Mi-mi~~ what is in my tummy?
Me: (Now making a move to the toilet) You mean your poo-poo?
Bahim: Yes
Me: Are you done poo-poo?
While squeaking his voice, Bahim answered on behalf of the poo-poo, "Yes!"
Later laughingly, he continued saying, "Mi-mi, poo-poo said 'yes'  Mi-mi".
Me: Eee.. Smelly..
Bahim: I don't like you poo-poo..

Monday, July 7, 2014

Quick Post! Ramadan Review

Recently, I have had a few good ideas to blog about. But I haven’t got the chance to really 'sit down' if you get what I mean. :-P

Even as I am typing this, I knew that I should be opening the Quran instead of this post page. To make sure that I don’t waste too much time in front of the computer, I have put a time limit. By 11:15am which is about 20 minutes from now, I need to stop. If you manage to read this post, it means I have survived the 20 minutes and that I have produced something which I felt worth sharing. Hehe

Today is the ninth of Ramadan.. which means, a perfect time to reflect on my Ramadan so far before moving into the second phase of Ramadan.

Alhamdulillah, I get to fast from the beginning of Ramadan. The nicest thing about Ramadan is that, there is no naughty syaitan to sway our thoughts and actions. It means, Muslims are up for a battle against the sole enemy i.e. our Nafs. A fair one-to-one battle. 

Having said that, you see, this time around (because of the berpantang and everything), I have to face this Ramadan literally from gear one. From the way I see it, it can only be one out of these TWO outcomes for this year Ramadan:
  1. I started slowly but quickly picking up the momentum because I just got back from a loooong holiday.
  2. I started slowly and slowly picking up the momentum because of the loooong holiday.

My verdict as of 9th Ramadan, I am at number 2. Sigh~~

So what’s stopping me to be in full gear by now? I could use Fatihah as a GREAT excuse but I don’t think it is. I can tell for sure that I am losing to my Nafs in this Round 1. At the very top of the winning Nafsu list is my Nafsu tidur~~ Double Sigh~ 

Alhamdulillah, by Allah’s permission, Fatihah sleeps through the night. In other words, I could use that time (which in fact the best time of all) to spend more time on my sajadah. Yet.. I have been slacking every now and then.. opting to sleep rather than iktikaf. :-( *malu*

If you are already at your best, please continue to istiqamah until the very end. But if you are just like me, jom sama-sama jom do our best to get the most out of Ramadan. Let’s hope and pray that we will be among the blessed one to meet Lailatulqadar and that all of our ibadah will be accepted by Him. ;-)

Before I end this short entry, don’t forget this hadith on Sadaqah.
Narrated Ibn ‘Abbas: “The Prophet ṣallallāhu 'alayhi wa sallam (peace and blessings of Allāh be upon him) was the most generous person, and he used to become more so (generous) particularly in the month of Ramadan…” [Bukhari]
And if you are planning to pay for your Zakat, try doing it at the beginning of Ramadan so that the people who gets it can benefit from your zakat. ;-D

p/s: 4 minute extra time has been taken because Fatihah kacau tengah jalan tadi. Hihihihihi ;-P