Tag Archives: Islam

Bermusafir: Peluang Terbaik Beribadah

Assalamualaikum,

Minggu ini saya akan akan ucapkan selamat jalan (sekejap) kepada Kajang / Ampang / Gombak kerana menghadiri beberapa mesyuarat dan bengkel sehingga hari Khamis minggu depan. Terus terang saya katakan saya kurang berminat dengan bak kata orang moden, ber-outstation. Selain bakal menemui keadaan yang bukan sahaja di luar rutin hidup, orang yang merantau atau bermusafir (atas sebab-sebab yang harus dalam Agama), mesti akan menempuh perkara-perkara yang sedikit sebanyak akan membongkar siapakah diri kita yang sebenar.

Sumber: PS3mac.com

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Selamat Hari Raya Aidilfitri 1431H

Dear Friends,

Indeed as the sun sets today and thereby setting a somewhat sombre dusk, Ramadhan 1431H will be yet again leave the shores of our lives. If God Willing, it will be most fortunate for us to have another chance of a fiesta of ibadah in the next Ramadhan come next year. Of course, that would be a BIG ‘IF’ since there’s no telling when one will eventually answer the call of the Creator (I won’t even delve on the hocus pocus chain mail pertaining to Tanda – Tanda Ajal Akan Tiba or to that effect).

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End of Ramadhan…

A 4 Megapixel picture of Badshahi Mosque, Laho...

Image via Wikipedia

Dear Friends,

I considered myself quite blessed in this holy month for I was able to attend a few tazkirah sessions at the mosque near my home. It was done after Subh prayers. Blessed in the sense that  I got some nice and hard pokes in the head (reminders) to get my act straight.

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Long time since… (Some reflections)

Dear Friends,

Ramadhan is already 3-quarters ahead of packing its bags of goodies in preparation of its saddening departure. Like so great many things in life (as well as bad ones), it all have to end sometime. Personally, I rate this particular Ramadhan extra special this time around, for me that is. Oh, don’t get me wrong, I’m not bragging here saying “I finally have the Grace of Allah completely sealed and booked”. Nay, and on the contrary I dost worry in such manner as what Saidina ‘Umar al-Khattab once lamented;

“…should in the Hereafter there is an announcement made that everyone will enter paradise except one, verily I am most afraid such one person wouldst be none other than myself”.

Sunsets: Always Strike Me with A Sense of Melanchony
(picture courtesy of travelblog.org)

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Ramadhan Datang lagi…

Bulan Ramadhan bakal kembali ke sisi kita lagi. Itu pun kalau panjang umur, sempatlah jumpa 1 Ramadhan. Kalau umur lagi panjang, sempatlah habis sebulan. Kalau lebih bernasib baik, ada juga pulangan dibawa keluar selain lapar dan dahaga sahaja. Bukanlah aku nak berceramah pada sesiapa tapi pada diri sendiri juga. Elok aku ‘hadiahkan’ sedikit buah tangan pada bulan yang mulia ini moga-moga ada kesedaran pada diri sendiri dan meniup semula semangat untuk berjaya dunia akhirat.

Gambar Hiasan – Sumber: http://www.beach-backgrounds.com/

SEPETANG DI PANTAI ITU

Semalam yang ku tinggalkan
Dalam kembara syahdu pelayaran ini
Penuh onak jalannya berduri
Menongkah arus membadai lalu

Masakan aku lupa desiran ombak di tepi pantai
Menyapa kaki ini di suatu petang itu
Lantas mengingatkan aku sapaan halus lagi kecil
Yang tiada jemu menjengah tiap waktu

Yang bernafas pasti akan berhenti
Apabila dijemput kembali ke pangkuan Illahi
Bolehkah manusia di zaman yang sesak ini
Menyapa sipenjemput “Bahkan aku bersedia”?

Noda dan nista ku tinggal di simpang ini
Pantas aku berlari ditemani panas air mata
Jangan lagi kau menyinggahi jasad ini
Yang tiada daya menahan pedih seksa

Peluang yang ada pasti aku hargai
Namun dayakah aku insan kerdil lagi hina
Mencium harum kasturi mistik dan misteri
Belum pernah difikir dek akal dilamun dek mimpi

Kokokan ayam jantan sahut menyahut
Membelah kesunyian membangkitkan ingatan
Pada yang tertunggak  pada yang terlalai
Pada yang tertangguh dan pada yang terzalim

Nostalgia di tepian pantai surut kembali
Bersama – sama ombak yang membasahi kaki ini
Cengkerang putih suci terdampar di sisi
Ku genggam kuat menjadi peringatan diri sendiri

GAMBAR HIASAN – Sumber: http://www.sydneynaturally.com.au/

RAMADHAN 1431H – Selamat Bertemu Lagi!

Of Israelis, stickers and us…

Dear WordPress,

The situation has turned for the worst for both our brothers in Palestine as well as those in the ships carrying humanitarian aid. Yes, pick up any of today’s papers and you’ll know the story. I won’t be repeating those stories here. I’m writing here however on yet another lament of our Muslim brothers and sisters in Malaysia on their lackadaisical and wimpy attitude towards the Palestinians’ plight.

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When do you want to go (if not today)?

Dear WordPress,

There are only a handful of ICT-related things that I either hate it or simply regard it as pushovers, unimportant and at best pesky. To name a few are MS Excel and Twitter; both of which are highly boring and unimportant for me. Of course top of the list in the category of pesky is the ever super pest Windows Vista (ugh!). But coming to the point of this entry, I don’t really see all the bra-ha-ha surrounding Facebook.

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