This is a small world where I put together my ideas into a thought. A thought then written down by the 'sword' of my hands. I'm a believer of God. Hereafter, be my witness, just what have I done, within this blog.

"God, give me the strength to write".

Monday, January 31, 2011

We Do Care : Egypt In Turmoil

 - For my brother that i loved so much, may Allah be by your side -

Assalamualaikum wrt wbt

In the name of Allah, the Most Gracious the Most Merciful.

This picture dated 17th September 2010, a day before he left to pursue his study on medicine, at Cairo University, Egypt. He was the bravest person i ever knew, to take steps farther ahead from me, and went for over-sea's study.

Just got his forwarded message from our beloved Ummi :

"Assalamualaikum, Umi, Ayah. I'm fine here. Nothing happen yet at Fustat (an area around Cairo). Cause here is not an administrative area, so nothing much happen now. I'm not so sure about Malaysia's embassy decision, we might sent back home, might not. So, please don't worry to much about me."
Muhamad Nur'azri Mohd Hisam, Fustat, Cairo

For a decision made by our beloved Ummi to let my brother went to Cairo under the JPA scholarship, it made me somehow felt a bit relieved. JPA do sent Malaysian student to study for bachelor of medicine and dental in few universities in few Middle East countries. My brother was selected to study at Cairo University, Egypt. Others were sent to Mansourah University, Mansaorah, Egypt and also Jordan.

Right the situation at Cairo is still under control, but who knows, the protest against President Hosni Mubarak spread to another area. Mega protests were planned. Hopefully, the protests end peacefully with President Hosni Mubarak overthrown from his '30 years-old' chair!.
رَبَّنَآ ءَاتِنَا فِى الدُّنْيَا حَسَنَةً وَفِي الاٌّخِرَةِ حَسَنَةً وَقِنَا عَذَابَ النَّارِ

"Our Lord! Give us in this world that which is good and in the Hereafter that which is good, and save us from the torment of the Fire!'' (2:201)
Let us together pray for their safety (Malaysia's students and all of Muslims there).

I'm A Muslim.

Friday, January 28, 2011

With Allah, Everything Possible

- i wanna share this 'love' like he does -
Assalamualaikum wrt wbt.

In the name of Allah, the Most Gracious, the Most Merciful.

Few weeks back, a forum was held entitled "Challenges Of Our New Brother" (literally translated). The speakers were those who reverted to Islam. The 1st speaker, Sister Farah Syakirah, was the 1st year student here. She reverted to Islam form Christian Catholic. The title of this post was taken form her words and for me, it became words of wisdom.

She told the members of the floor, that it's lucky for us, for being born as a Muslim. For herself, she needed to sacrifice her relationship with her family for choosing Islam as a way of life. Her father dumped her from being a daughter of the family, and from what i knew, she never returned home for 2 years. Subhanallah. She also told us to appreciate Islam that we had with us long ago, and be a better Muslim.

Now on, i have come to appreciate my deen (religion). I want to learn the similarities between us, and yet share with you what are the differences that define us. I want to share this 'love', so that we will together the obedient servant to Him, the Lord of these universes. I just really wanted to, wait for me.

I'm A Muslim.

Wednesday, January 26, 2011

Today's New Day

Assalamualaikum wrt wbt.

In the name of Allah, the Most Gracious, the Most Merciful.

Today, i have decided to start anew. A new day that only Allah would understand. He who the One that gave me strength to do what i supposed to do long ago. All praises be to Allah, I'm able to accomplished it the way it supposed to be. Now on and ever after, Allah is the only way of solution, to Him I worship, to Him again I ask for help.
﴿إِيَّاكَ نَعْبُدُ وَإِيَّاكَ نَسْتَعِينُ ﴾
You (alone) we worship, and You (alone) we ask for help. (1:5)
This evening, i was astounded by 3 presentation by 3 different speakers. Each of them relates, to a point of which, God exist. Similarly, all of them point towards that God is Allah, the only One, and no others except Him. Subhanallah. The seminar really strengthen my belief to Islam, the only religion chosen by Allah.

الْيَوْمَ أَكْمَلْتُ لَكُمْ دِينَكُمْ وَأَتْمَمْتُ عَلَيْكُمْ نِعْمَتِى وَرَضِيتُ لَكُمُ الأِسْلاَمَ دِيناً
This day, I have perfected your religion for you, completed My favor upon you, and have chosen for you Islam as your religion (5:3)
"Oh Allah, keep us in the right path!" (1:6)

I'm A Muslim

Thursday, January 20, 2011

An Nahl : 125

ادْعُ إِلِى سَبِيلِ رَبِّكَ بِالْحِكْمَةِ وَالْمَوْعِظَةِ الْحَسَنَةِ وَجَـدِلْهُم بِالَّتِى هِىَ أَحْسَنُ إِنَّ رَبَّكَ هُوَ أَعْلَمُ بِمَن ضَلَّ عَن سَبِيلِهِ وَهُوَ أَعْلَمُ بِالْمُهْتَدِينَ 

(Invite to the way of your Lord with wisdom and fair preaching, and argue with them with that which is best. Truly, your Lord best knows who has strayed from His path, and He best knows those who are guided.) (16:125)
Allah commands His Messenger Muhammad to invite the people to Allah with Hikmah (wisdom).

Ibn Jarir said: "That is what was revealed to him from the Book and the Sunnah.''
﴿وَالْمَوْعِظَةِ الْحَسَنَةِ﴾
(and fair preaching) 
meaning, with exhortation and stories of the events that happened to people that are mentioned in the Qur'an, which he is to tell them about in order to warn them of the punishment of Allah.
﴿وَجَـدِلْهُم بِالَّتِى هِىَ أَحْسَنُ﴾
(and argue with them with that which is best.) 
meaning, if any of them want to debate and argue, then let that be in the best manner, with kindness, gentleness and good speech, as Allah says elsewhere:
﴿وَلاَ تُجَـدِلُواْ أَهْلَ الْكِتَـبِ إِلاَّ بِالَّتِى هِىَ أَحْسَنُ إِلاَّ الَّذِينَ ظَلَمُواْ مِنْهُمْ﴾
(And do not argue with the People of the Book, unless it be with that which is best, except for those who purposefully do wrong.) (29:46)
Allah commanded him to speak gently, as He commanded Musa and Harun to do when he sent them to Pharaoh, as He said:
﴿فَقُولاَ لَهُ قَوْلاً لَّيِّناً لَّعَلَّهُ يَتَذَكَّرُ أَوْ يَخْشَى ﴾
(And speak to him mildly, perhaps he may accept admonition or fear (Allah))(20: 44).
﴿إِنَّ رَبَّكَ هُوَ أَعْلَمُ بِمَن ضَلَّ عَن سَبِيلِهِ﴾
(Truly, your Lord best knows who has strayed from His path,) 
meaning, Allah already knows who is doomed (destined for Hell) and who is blessed (destined for Paradise). This has already been written with Him and the matter is finished, so call them to Allah, but do not exhaust yourself with regret over those who go astray, for it is not your task to guide them. You are just a warner, and all you have to do is convey the Message, and it is He Who will bring them to account.
﴿إِنَّكَ لاَ تَهْدِى مَنْ أَحْبَبْتَ﴾
(You cannot guide whom you love) (28:56)
﴿لَّيْسَ عَلَيْكَ هُدَاهُمْ وَلَـكِنَّ اللَّهَ يَهْدِى مَن يَشَآءُ﴾
(It is not up to you to guide them, but Allah guides whom He wills.) (2:72)

Ali 'Imran : 64

﴿قُلْ يأَهْلَ الْكِتَـبِ تَعَالَوْاْ إِلَى كَلِمَةٍ سَوَآءٍ بَيْنَنَا وَبَيْنَكُمْ أَلاَّ نَعْبُدَ إِلاَّ اللَّهَ وَلاَ نُشْرِكَ بِهِ شَيْئاً وَلاَ يَتَّخِذَ بَعْضُنَا بَعْضًا أَرْبَابًا مِّن دُونِ اللَّهِ فَإِن تَوَلَّوْاْ فَقُولُواْ اشْهَدُواْ بِأَنَّا مُسْلِمُونَ ﴾
(64. Say: "O people of the Scripture: Come to a word that is just between us and you, that we worship none but Allah the same, and that we associate no partners with Him, and that none of us shall take others as lords besides Allah.'' Then, if they turn away, say: "Bear witness that we are Muslims.'')
This Ayah includes the People of the Book, the Jews and Christians, and those who follow their ways.
﴿قُلْ يأَهْلَ الْكِتَـبِ تَعَالَوْاْ إِلَى كَلِمَةٍ﴾
(Say: "O people of the Scripture! Come to a word'')
`Word' - in Arabic - also means a complete sentence, as evident from this Ayah. Allah described this word as being one,
﴿سَوَآءٍ بَيْنَنَا وَبَيْنَكُمْ﴾
(that is the same between us and you), 
an honest and righteous word that is fair to both parties. Allah then explained this word,
﴿أَلاَّ نَعْبُدَ إِلاَّ اللَّهَ وَلاَ نُشْرِكَ بِهِ شَيْئاً﴾
(that we worship none but Allah (Alone), and that we associate no partners with Him,) 
we worship neither a statue, cross, idol, Taghut (false gods), fire or anything else. Rather, we worship Allah Alone without partners, and this is the message of all of Allah's Messengers.

Allah said,
﴿وَمَآ أَرْسَلْنَا مِن قَبْلِكَ مِن رَّسُولٍ إِلاَّ نُوحِى إِلَيْهِ أَنَّهُ لا إِلَـهَ إِلاَّ أَنَاْ فَاعْبُدُونِ ﴾
(And We did not send any Messenger before you but We revealed to him (saying): "None has the right to be worshipped but I (Allah)﴾"so worship Me (Alone and none else)'') (21:25) 
﴿وَلَقَدْ بَعَثْنَا فِى كُلِّ أُمَّةٍ رَّسُولاً أَنِ اعْبُدُواْ اللَّهَ وَاجْتَنِبُواْ الْطَّـغُوتَ﴾
(And verily, We have sent among every Ummah a Messenger (proclaiming): "Worship Allah (Alone), and avoid (or keep away from) Taghut (all false deities).'') (16:36)
Allah said next,
﴿وَلاَ يَتَّخِذَ بَعْضُنَا بَعْضًا أَرْبَابًا مِّن دُونِ اللَّهِ﴾
("and that none of us shall take others as lords besides Allah.'') 
Ibn Jurayj commented, "We do not obey each other in disobedience to Allah.''
﴿فَإِن تَوَلَّوْاْ فَقُولُواْ اشْهَدُواْ بِأَنَّا مُسْلِمُونَ﴾
(Then, if they turn away, say: "Bear witness that we are Muslims.'') 
if they abandon this fair call, then let them know that you will remain in Islam as Allah has legislated for you.

We should mention that the letter that the Prophet sent to Heraclius reads,
"In the Name of Allah, the Most Gracious, the Most Merciful. From Muhammad, the Messenger of Allah, to Heraclius, Leader of the Romans: peace be upon those who follow the true guidance. Embrace Islam and you will acquire safety, embrace Islam and Allah will grant you a double reward. However, if you turn away from it, then you will carry the burden of the peasants, and,
﴿يأَهْلَ الْكِتَـبِ تَعَالَوْاْ إِلَى كَلِمَةٍ سَوَآءٍ بَيْنَنَا وَبَيْنَكُمْ أَلاَّ نَعْبُدَ إِلاَّ اللَّهَ وَلاَ نُشْرِكَ بِهِ شَيْئاً وَلاَ يَتَّخِذَ بَعْضُنَا بَعْضًا أَرْبَابًا مِّن دُونِ اللَّهِ فَإِن تَوَلَّوْاْ فَقُولُواْ اشْهَدُواْ بِأَنَّا مُسْلِمُونَ﴾
("O people of the Scripture: Come to a word that is the same between us and you, that we worship none but Allah (Alone), and that we associate no partners with Him, and that none of us shall take others as lords besides Allah.'' Then, if they turn away, say: "Bear witness that we are Muslims.'')''

Muhammad bin Ishaq and other scholars said that the beginning of Surah Al `Imran, and more than eighty verses thereafter; were revealed about the delegation of Najran. Az-Zuhri stated that the people of Najran were the first people to pay the Jizyah (tax money paid to the Muslim State). However, there is no disagreement that the Ayah that ordained the Jizyah (9:29) was revealed after the Fath (conquering Makkah, and therefore, after the delegation of Najran came to Al-Madinah). So, how can this Ayah (3:64) be contained in the Prophet's letter to Heraclius before the victory of Makkah, and how can we harmonize between the statements of Muhammad bin Ishaq and Az-Zuhri?.

The answer is that the delegation of Najran came before Al-Hudaybiyyah (before the victory of Makkah), and what they paid was in lieu of the Mubahalah; not as Jizyah. The Ayah about the Jizyah was later revealed, and its ruling supported what occurred with the Najran people. In support of this opinion, we should mention that in another instance, the ruling on dividing the booty into one - fifth (for the Prophet ) and four-fifths (for the fighters) agreed with the practice of `Abdullah bin Jahsh during the raid that he led before Badr.

An Ayah later on upheld the way `Abdullah divided the booty. Therefore, it is possible that the Prophet wrote this statement (Say, "O People of the Scripture. ..'') in his letter to Heraclius before the Ayah was revealed. Later on, the Qur'an agreed with the Prophet's statement, word by word.

It is also a fact that the Qur'an was revealed in agreement with what `Umar said regarding the captured disbelievers at Badr, the Hijab (Muslim woman code of dress), refraining from performing prayer for the hypocrites, and regarding his statements:
﴿وَاتَّخِذُواْ مِن مَّقَامِ إِبْرَهِيمَ مُصَلًّى﴾
(And take you the Maqam (place) of Ibrahim as a place of prayer.) (2:125), 
﴿عَسَى رَبُّهُ إِن طَلَّقَكُنَّ أَن يُبْدِلَهُ أَزْوَجاً خَيْراً مِّنكُنَّ﴾
(It may be if he divorced you (all) that his Lord will give him instead of you, wives better than you.) (66:5).

Tuesday, January 18, 2011

An-Nisa' : 82

أَفَلاَ يَتَدَبَّرُونَ الْقُرْءَانَ وَلَوْ كَانَ مِنْ عِندِ غَيْرِ اللَّهِ لَوَجَدُواْ فِيهِ اخْتِلَـفاً كَثِيراً 
Do they not then consider the Qur'an carefully Had it been from other than Allah, they would surely, have found therein contradictions in abundance). (An-Nisa' : 82)
Allah commands them to contemplate about the Qur'an and forbids them from ignoring it, or ignoring its wise meanings and eloquent words. Allah states that there are no inconsistencies, contradictions, conflicting statements or discrepancies in the Qur'an, because it is a revelation from the Most-Wise, Worthy of all praise. Therefore, the Qur'an is the truth coming from the Truth, Allah.

This is why Allah said in another Ayah,
أَفَلاَ يَتَدَبَّرُونَ الْقُرْءَانَ أَمْ عَلَى قُلُوبٍ أَقْفَالُهَآ
 (Do they not then think deeply in the Qur'an, or are their hearts locked up (from understanding it))
Allah then said,
وَلَوْ كَانَ مِنْ عِندِ غَيْرِ اللَّهِ
(Had it been from other than Allah,)
meaning, had it been fraudulent and made up, as the ignorant idolators and hypocrites assert in their hearts,
لَوَجَدُواْ فِيهِ اخْتِلَـفاً
(they would surely, have found therein contradictions), discrepancies and inconsistencies,
(in abundance).

However, this Qur'an is free of shortcomings, and therefore, it is from Allah. 

Similarly, Allah describes those who are firmly grounded in knowledge,
ءَامَنَّا بِهِ كُلٌّ مِّنْ عِندِ رَبِّنَا
(We believe in it, all of it is from our Lord.) (Ali 'Imran : 7) 
meaning, the Muhkam sections (entirely clear) and the Mutashabih sections (not entirely clear) of the Qur'an are all true. So they understand the not entirely clear from the clear, and thus gain guidance. As for those in whose heart is the disease of hypocrisy, they understand the Muhkam from the Mutashabih; thus only gaining misguidance. Allah praised those who have knowledge and criticized the wicked.

Imam Ahmad recorded that `Amr bin Shu`ayb said that his father said that his grandfather said,
"I and my brother were present in a gathering, which is more precious to me than red camels. My brother and I came and found that some of the leaders of the Companions of the Messenger of Allah were sitting close to a door of his. We did not like the idea of being separate from them, so we sat near the room. They then mentioned an Ayah and began disputing until they raised their voices. The Messenger of Allah was so angry that when he went out his face was red. He threw sand on them and said to them,

«مَهْلًا يَا قَوْمِ، بِهَذَا أُهْلِكَتِ الْأُمَمُ مِنْ قَبْلِكُمْ، بِاخْتِلَافِهِمْ عَلى أَنْبِيَائِهِمْ، وَضَرْبِهِمِ الْكُتُبَ بَعْضَهَا بِبَعْضٍ، إِنَّ الْقُرْآنَ لَمْ يَنْزِلْ يُكَذِّبُ بَعْضُهُ بَعْضًا، إِنَّمَا يُصَدِّقُ بَعْضُهُ بَعْضًا، فَمَا عَرَفْتُمْ مِنْهُ فَاعْمَلُوا بِهِ، وَمَا جَهِلْتُمْ مِنْهُ فَرُدُّوهُ إِلى عَالِمِه»

(Behold, O people! This is how the nations before you were destroyed, because of their disputing with their Prophets and their contradicting parts of the Books with other parts. The Qur'an does not contradict itself. Rather, it testifies to the truth of itself. Therefore, whatever of it you have knowledge in, then implement it, and whatever you do not know of it, then refer it to those who have knowledge in it. )" 
Ahmad recorded that `Abdullah bin `Amr said,
"I went to the Messenger of Allah one day. When we were sitting, two men disputed about an Ayah, and their voices became loud. The Prophet said,
«إِنَّمَا هَلَكَتِ الْأُمَمُ قَبْلَكُمْ بِاخْتِلَافِهِمْ فِي الْكِتَاب»
(Verily, the nations before you were destroyed because of their disagreements over the Book.) 
Muslim and An-Nasa'i recorded this Hadith.

Al-Maa-'idah : 32

أَنَّهُ مَن قَتَلَ نَفْساً بِغَيْرِ نَفْسٍ أَوْ فَسَادٍ فِى الاٌّرْضِ فَكَأَنَّمَا قَتَلَ النَّاسَ جَمِيعاً وَمَنْ أَحْيَـهَا فَكَأَنَّمَا أَحْيَا النَّاسَ جَمِيعا
 ...that if anyone killed a person not in retaliation of murder, or (and) to spread mischief in the land - it would be as if he killed all mankind, and if anyone saved a life, it would be as if he saved the life of all mankind...
Al-A`mash and others said that Abu Salih said that Abu Hurayrah said, "I entered on `Uthman when he was under siege in his house and said, `I came to give you my support. Now, it is good to fight (defending you) O Leader of the Faithful!' He said, `O Abu Hurayrah! Does it please you that you kill all people, including me' I said, `No.' He said, `If you kill one man, it is as if you killed all people. Therefore, go back with my permission for you to leave. May you receive your reward and be saved from burden.' So I went back and did not fight.'''

`Ali bin Abi Talhah reported that Ibn `Abbas said, "It is as Allah has stated, (if anyone killed a person not in retaliation of murder, or (and) to spread mischief in the land - it would be as if he killed all mankind, and if anyone saved a life, it would be as if he saved the life of all mankind.) Saving life in this case occurs by not killing a soul that Allah has forbidden. So this is the meaning of saving the life of all mankind, for whoever forbids killing a soul without justification, the lives of all people will be saved from him.''

Similar was said by Mujahid; (And if anyone saved a life...) means, he refrains from killing a soul.

Al-`Awfi reported that Ibn `Abbas said that Allah's statement, (it would be as if he killed all mankind. .) means, "Whoever kills one soul that Allah has forbidden killing, is just like he who kills all mankind.''

Sa`id bin Jubayr said, "He who allows himself to shed the blood of a Muslim, is like he who allows shedding the blood of all people. He who forbids shedding the blood of one Muslim, is like he who forbids shedding the blood of all people.''

In addition, Ibn Jurayj said that Al-A`raj said that Mujahid commented on the Ayah, (it would be as if he killed all mankind,) "He who kills a believing soul intentionally, Allah makes the Fire of Hell his abode, He will become angry with him, and curse him, and has prepared a tremendous punishment for him, equal to if he had killed all people, his punishment will still be the same.''

Ibn Jurayj said that Mujahid said that the Ayah, (and if anyone saved a life, it would be as if he saved the life of all mankind.) means, "He who does not kill anyone, then the lives of people are safe from him.''

Friday, January 14, 2011


Assalamualaikum wrt wbt.

In the name of Allah, the Most Gracious, the Most Merciful.

It'd been long since my last post. I barely had time to spend with my current health condition. I still had my hypersomnia, fatigue, and few other symptoms. I thought it might be caused by stresses that i had to endure along this few years. Hopefully it will go away after next month, since I'll finish 'career' as a student's leader. Otherwise, I'll just go for few psychiatric follow-ups. And once again, hopefully it won't have to go that way.

I'd been busy 'again' this few weeks, as lots of student came and asked for lots of thing. Few issues came out, and praise be to Allah, those issues been managed well by my organization. What's interesting is I'd involved in lots of consultation regarding student's programs. Few had attended me as their consultant. I feel funny about this, but it's one of the scope of being a student's leader here.

With 30 days to go, I'll face my examination. Up until now, I never 'wholeheartedly' focusing on my study and preparation for examination. Pray for me so that I'll do well with this examination!.

I'm Muslim

Monday, January 3, 2011

I’m Getting Nervous

Assalamualaikum wrt wbt.

In the name of Allah, the Most Gracious, the Most Merciful, all praises unto Him.
There’s a lot of things i kept to myself for a long time. This time, i won’t anymore. There’s nothing actually that separate a human and his God. I been thinking for a while, and try to search anything that possibly can be the wall between us, and there’s still nothing.

The nothingness given me hope, that i should try my best, to get the best out of myself. In this current situation, it means my health. I really really hope that, whatever gonna be the result, i will accept it as the fate written upon me. I’ll be glad if the result give me the enough time to be with my beloved family, and my friends. I won’t ask for long, just a few years are enough for me.

For few days, i’d been kept dreaming of being in front of Kaaba, performing my prayer. I really miss the time i was able to go there and performed umrah with my parent and a brother of mine. I, really hope for the remaining of the days i have, i will be able to go there once again, and meet Him. I mean it wholeheartedly.

I’m Muslim

Saturday, January 1, 2011

A Giant Leap of Human Being

Assalamualaikum wrt wbt.

In the name of Allah, the Most Gracious, the Most Merciful, all praises unto Him.

Astronaut Neil Armstrong's first words from the surface of the moon on July 20, 1969, "That's one small step for a man, one giant leap for mankind."

As I see a lot of faked videos regarding NASA first landing on the surface of the moon,it’s hard actually for me to believe this uttered words from Neil Armstrong. Was the event true or not, the Neil Armstrong first words actually make sense.

Today’s date is 1st January 2011, mathematically presented as 1.1.11. In a simple meaning, we did actually crosses over 2010 years (since the mankind learned how to calculate). This year, it might be the last for us, or it might be not, Allah knows best.

The main thing i wanna stress out here is the meaning of death to us. For each and every day, we are a day nearer to what destined for all of the mankind. As for today we entered a new year in history of mankind, we did, actually become a year nearer to our own death.

Whether you agree with me or not, it’s up to you. As for us Muslims, we believe in the Day of Judgement, or what so called, ‘The Hereafter’. We believe this world is only a test for us, whether we choose between this world, or The Hereafter and yet, we will continue our journey to another world to live forever with rewards or punishments from Allah. The best choice is actually to balance between this world and The Hereafter.

At this point, i wanna all of us, to sit still, and take a minute or two, to think about what is actually our choice. Did we focused a lot on one side and neglected one other or not, here is the simple association/correlation : it’s worthless to compare between 60 years of life to forever. It’s easy to seek the pleased of mankind, rather than to seek the pleased of Allah. That’s all we need to ensure our victory in later life, if not here, in the Jannah (heaven), with the Will’s of Allah.

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