Monday 20 May 2019

#RamadhanReflections : Surah At-Takathur [A Glance]

This is my little Ramadhan project; the sharing of selected surahs. 

At-Takathur [Competition]

  1. The want for more and more distracts you
  2. Until you go into your graves
  3. No! You will come to know
  4. No! In the end, you will come to know
  5. No! If only you know for certain
  6. You will most definitely see Hellfire
  7. Then you will see it with the eye of certainty
  8. On that day, you will be asked about your pleasures

  • The 102nd surah with 8 ayah. 
  • The original word for 'Alha' is Lahw : entertainment / that which keeps you busy and takes you away from something you are actually supposed to be doing
  • The more you have (wealth), the more you'll be asked in the akhirah
  • Nae'em means constant blessing / wealth / nikmat
  • Most of the time, the blessings that Allah gave us are the things that distracts us

As much as this is beneficial to me, I hope it adds value to those who are reading too ❤
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Sunday 12 May 2019

#RamadhanReflections : Power of Du'a

In this Holy month, I thought I'll share some of my personal key takeaways  from the 'Raising Hands with Full Faith' session conducted by Ayesha Syahira. 

Konvensyen Bidadari 2013 with Ayesha & Izzah

A little backstory. I first met Ayesha at Konvensyen Bidadari in 2013. I bought some of her scarves  from her brand (Al-Hijab sisters) since they sell bigger cutting shawls. God bless her. Fast forward, I’ve attended her Quran tag workshop a few years back and  now, this sharing session on dua’. 

One of the most interesting input I got was: talk to Allah (TTA). Just tell Him your feelings, your requests, everything. The more often you talk to Him, the closer you'll get. The closer you are, the less barrier there is. 

If Allah can bestow blessings upon others, He can grant the same to you.
You know when you look at other people and think to yourself, what a great life he/she had?

Me personally, I don't envy those super rich (those with super nice skin : yes, a little bit) but mostly I'm envious of intelligent people. When you think about it, intelligence are bestowed by Allah. It's a blessing, borrowed from Him. So, when you want the same thing that others have; why not asked straight from the source? It's really simple, I can't believe this simple reality escaped me all this while 😂. 

This helps you to think positively, right?

Hope this brief sharing is beneficial y'all!
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Monday 6 May 2019

#RamadhanReflections : Surah Al-Ma'un [A Glance]

This is my little Ramadhan project; the sharing of selected surahs. 

Al-Ma'un [Common Kindness / Simple Assistance]

  1. Have you seen the one who denies the Final Judgement
  2. For that is the one who drives away orphans
  3. And does not encourage the feeding of the poor
  4. So woe those who pray
  5. But who are heedless of their prayer
  6. Those who make show of their deeds
  7. And withhold simple assistance

  • The 107th surah with 7 ayah. 
  • This surah describes the characteristics of a person who denies Judgement [mendustakan agama] , claims to be Muslims but are oblivious of the akhirah
  • There are people who pray but are horrible to their families and those who constantly do charity but do not pray. Hence, in this surah Allah emphasis the importance of both; habluminallah and habluminannas.
  • Explanation of ayah 6 (Those who make show of their deeds). Hypocrisy was a phenomenon during Prophet's time in Madinah since there was added incentive in being a Muslim. This refers to political advantages, appease the Muslim ruler  etc. Some people convert to Islam not because they wanted it, but rather the advantages outweighs the cons. 
  • Explanation of ayah 7 (And withhold simple assistance). Those who don't want to help others just because they don't feel like it. 
  • Al-Ma'un has been described in many ways. Some of which are; zakat / things of daily use; in this context lending a bucket or cooking pot / simple assistance.
  • Allah provides you with everything on earth (ie it's not even yours) yet, you withheld it from others.
  • Two things that will soften the heart ; prayer and charity.

To sum up the characteristics mentioned;
  • Depriving orphans of their rights and treat them poorly
  • Stopping others from helping those in need (the poor)
  • Heedless in praying (delay / speed through it etc)
  • People who do charitable acts just for name / popularity
  • Those who are self centered and don't want to help others even for the simplest things

As much as this is beneficial to me, I hope it adds value to those who are reading too ❤
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