Friday, February 26, 2016

Kintsugi

If mistakes are necessary to move towards perfection
then so, necessarily, we will never be perfect.

Is that where beauty lies?

"The world breaks everyone and 
afterward many are strong 
in the broken places."
- Ernest Hemmingway

(How can I expect you to be perfect 
when I'm not either?)






Tuesday, February 23, 2016

"The heart is like a bird: 
love at its head and 
its two wings are 
hope and fear"
- Ibn Al-Qayyim

If one finds something difficult to put out of mind while in solat,
maybe you love it more than you love Allah.
Na'udzubillah.

[3:14-15]



#delayedgratification




Saturday, February 20, 2016

Sajdah:
the best position to be in
as the world falls apart around you

#jomgimasjid




Wednesday, February 10, 2016

Inflammation

Inflammation is the body's way of protecting itself;
after a wound is made, inflammation 
clears harmful objects and dead tissue,
and helps the body heal.

Yet with inflammation
there is pain, loss of function
and in a tragic irony, 
too much inflammation can actually damage 
the very body it is meant to protect.

Such is the case with love,
which is but inflammation of the heart:
it is natural, human, and 
in the correct dose, good.

But what a tragic irony it would be 
if love for this world 
takes one away from 
the One who is Most Loving, who
blessed him with the object of love 
in the first place.

"Ya muqallibal quluub..tsabbit qalbi 'ala deenik"

#imanbarunakup



Monday, February 8, 2016

CNY with the Grandkids

It's a yearly tradition which I've been missing for the last few years: 
the Chinese New Year Eve reunion dinner with family and friends. 
A price to pay for living so far from home.

This year was little different:
I didn't have dim sum or shark fin soup at a Chinese restaurant (Taiba pon boleh la..),
and no we didn't do 'yee sang' with the half chicken with rice
nor 'yam seng' with the mint tea,
but this year I had a chance to dine with my cucu2 usrah.

Yes, a sincere da'ie should put hopes of reward for his efforts 
first and foremost from Allah in the hereafter,
but SubhanAllah, sometimes Allah lets us see 
the fruits of dakwah blossom even in this world.
Those fruits are my cucu2 usrah.

Good job, Irfan..I'm impressed! 😉
*muka x impressed* :p

Anyways, from my clan to all of you...
Gong Xi Fa Cai!!! 



With love, 
Kong Kong (atuk) usrah 👲🏻

P.s. special thanks to uncle Wafi for joining us and making the reunion complete!


Sunday, February 7, 2016

Makan tak kenyang,
tidur tak lena,
mandi tak basah..
jangan sampai solat tak khusyuk.
Hehehe.. 😉

(The love story with Allah comes first and always.)

[2:45-46]

p.s. esok hari isnin. Jgn lupa puasa

Wednesday, February 3, 2016

Is not the act of putting hope
in what is not permanent
an act of either
ignorance,
weakness, or
plain stupidity?


[18:7-8]
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