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".

Saturday, December 31, 2011

Islam, Muslim & Kafir

FAQ : How would you explain this terms: Islam, Muslims, & Kafir.

Answer : 

For those who asked, May Allah bless you.

There are many religion in this world and every each of them got their name. Some are named after a person (e.g. Christianity-Jesus Christ, Buddhism-Siddhartha Gautama Buddha, Confucianism-Confucius/Kung Fu Tse, etc). Some are named after a tribe (e.g. Judaism-tribe of Judah). Some are named after a geographical location (e.g. Hinduism-Indus River).

It is important to mention that, the name of these religions is not mentioned in the Scripture of the religion.

Islam was not named after any person, tribe or place. It was given by God (Himself) in the Quran:
"This day have I perfected your religion for you, completed My favour upon you, and have chosen for you ISLAM as your religion" (Quran 5:3)

Islam is an Arabic word which is derived along with other Arabic words such as Salaam, Salim, and Aslama, from the same root word. Salaam means peace, harmony, tranquility, calm, and serenity. Salim means authentic, sound, accurate, and free from defects. Aslama means to willingly submit or obey by sincere and willing obedience to Almighty God.

Muslim means, anyone who truly and fully submits and obeys the one and only true God. Going by this definition, all the creatures are 'Muslim' by their obedient character. The heart is Muslim by their character to pump blood to all parts of our body. The brain is Muslim by their character to think and instruct our body to move and react in every situations. Just imagine how this two main organ in our body suddenly decided to disobey what has been ordained by its Creator, we will enter the state or Cardiogenic Shock and Brain Death respectively!.

Unlike other creations of God, we have been blessed by the faculty of intellect, and with it, the freewill to choose either to obey or disobey God. When we choose to obey God we are Muslim, and when we choose to disobey God, we are becoming Kafir. Merely claiming to believe in God does not necessarily qualify a person to be called a Muslim. One need to demonstrate his/her belief by obedience and acts of worship.

Islam was not founded by Prophet Muhammad (peace be upon him) 1400 years ago. Instead, Islam has been the religion since the creation of the first man and has always been the one and only religion preached by all the Prophets of God, from Adam to Noah, Abraham, Ishmael, Isaac, Moses, Jesus, and the final Prophet of God, Muhammad (peace and blessings of Allah upon them all).

"Say, we believe in Allah and that which has been revealed to us, and that which was revealed to Abraham, Ishmael, Isaac, Jacob, and the tribes and that which was given to Moses and Jesus and to other Prophets, from their Lord. We make no distinction between any of them, and to Him we submit." (Quran 2:136)

"Abraham was not a Jew nor Christian, but an upright Muslim" (Quran 3:67)

"The same religion has He established for you as that which He enjoined on Noah - that which We sent by inspiration to you - and that which We enjoined on Abraham, Moses and Jesus;namely, that you should remain steadfast in religion, and make no divisions therein:to those who worship other than God, hard is the (way) to which you call them" (Quran 42:13)

Needless to say, all the Prophets of God were Muslim and the Religion they preached was Islam.

Tuesday, December 20, 2011

Love Like You

Love Like You

Grandpa Sam was working in the garden, watering the plants that surround his house. There were a couple of birds stayed in the Grandpa Sam's tree a yard away from where he was standing. Grandpa Sam made a small wooden bird house for them and he did fed the birds with some fruits.That was very kind of him.

Likewise, Aaron was waiting his chance to ask Grandpa Sam a few brilliant questions. He walked slowly and approach his Grandpa Sam slowly, quietly. This time, he successfully sneaked behind Grandpa Sam.

Aaron : "Grandpa Sam!"
Grandpa Sam : "Owh my god!"
Aaron : "Yes!, I just made Grandpa Sam surprised"
Grandpa Sam : "Nope, I have expected you to do that earlier on. Haha. Nice trick huh. So, What do you want from me Aaron?"
Aaron : "I want to ask one simple question. Our neighbour said that this garden was all your work. You made this garden looked beautiful. Do you really like gardening?, because you did not seem so, hehe"

Grandpa Sam put all his gardening tools aside and pull his grandson's hand to the center of the garden and asked him to sit down there.

Grandpa Sam : "I am going to make you some tea, you just wait here and watch the birds, ok?"
Aaron : "Easy for me!"

Few minutes later Grandpa Sam join Aaron with 2 cups of tea. One for him, and one for his grandson. The evening was getting cloudy. They had a few sip of tea before started back the conversation.

Grandpa Sam : "Tell me Aaron, what did you see?"
Aaron : "I saw the a bird went in and out of their house. The other one was inside the house. That one was not going anywhere. It will be boring if it was me."
Grandpa Sam : "Haha Aaron. Nice joke. Every time you were boring, you will came showering me lots of questions, did not you?"
Aaron : "Yeah I did, you are my Grandpa Sam did not you?"
Grandpa Sam : "Yeah, yeah. Haha. Anyway, let me tell you a secret. Do you know I had a wife, your Grandma?"
Aaron : "I do not know I had a Grandma, where is she?"


Grandpa Sam : "She died a long time ago before you were born. She was my wife and my love. This garden was her doing, i just continued her work. It was my way of continue expressing my love for her. My love will not die even she went away earlier than me. I was so sad at that time, but when I saw the garden had not been managed for months, I felt that she completely disappeared from my life. So when i started taking care of this garden, I sort of felt her presence.."
Aaron : "I am so sorry Grandpa Sam, I did not know what to say"
Grandpa Sam : "It is okay, I just want to share you this story. Anyway, you will ask me someday even I am not telling you now, haha"
Aaron : "Hehe, so what is the connection with the birds Grandpa Sam?"

Grandpa Sam took another sip of tea before continuing his story. For him, to answer any questions from this kid, he had to think a lot and gave him an example.

Grandpa Sam : "Love manifests in all living things in this world. You know why?. Because God created it to be that way. And He created all the living things their couple. You may get married with a nice, sweet women someday, and I have had your Grandma. The birds are a couple too, the one that went in and out is the male bird. It went out to search for foods for the female bird. Why is it so?. The female bird had to take care of their 'children'. So their action actually manifests their love!."
Aaron : "Oh I see, that is how love works!"

Aaron : "Grandpa Sam, I want to love like you, I want to be a good husband like you, and I want to have a grandson like me!"
Grandpa Sam : "You sure will suffer mentally because of your grandson!, haha"

O mankind! We have created you from a male and a female, and made you into nations and tribes that you may know one another. Verily, the most honorable of you with Allah is that (believer) who has At-Taqwa. Verily, Allah is All-Knowing, All-Aware.
(QS49 :13)

Sunday, December 18, 2011

A Stone Softer Than A Heart

A Stone Softer Than A Heart
The stones in water

One rainy day, there was a child with his grandfather lived together far east of this country. Both of them sat on the floor of the doorway, facing together but not saying anything at all. It was not that they had argument or what, but the grandfather wanted to be silent or otherwise his beloved grandchildren would not stop talking or asking him questions. It was better for him not to start the conversation at all. Silence.

"Grandpa...". The boy started opening his mouth. "Oh boy, you want to ask something again.." said silently within the grandfather's heart. "Can I ask you something, please?". Urged the boy, named Aaron. Grandfather Samuel replied "Yes for sure you can, you Grandpa should answer anything that bothers you. So what is your question Aaron?"

"What is the differences between stone and water?. Which one is stronger?. Can water beat the stone?" asked Aaron. "That is not a question young man, it is a 3 combined questions in one breath!". The grandfather giggled when it came to the questions, "What a bright grandson I have ever had" the heart sounded.

"Here is the answer, they both are two different entities and both have their own strengths. Water is something that can be everything, it can turns into an ice or it can vaporizes into the air. Am I right?. You can even make out a snowman out of the snow. Some people they even build castle out of the giant ice packs. Water is essential for human body, without them we will die from being thirsty and dehydrated. The stone is completely opposite, it has hard consistency, it cannot change its shape, it is less useful for us and some people feel pain when they stumbled upon it." the grandfather slowly composed the answer.

"The stone may looked like it is really hard that it is even harder to break it, but water can distorts it." the grandfather continued. Aaron getting confused and quickly delivered new question, "How is it a stone can be distorted by the water?".

The grandfather Samuel took a look on the surrounding and begun thinking a demonstrable answer for Aaron.

"You see a small rock there, just near the biggest vast in the garden. Take it and bring it back to me..", he replied. The grandson quickly went through the rain without even thinking it was raining heavily and picked the stone. He then ran back to the grandfather with the rock in his hand. "I did not even finished my words yet Aaron, you should take the umbrella first you know, haha", the grandfather really cannot understand Aaron's eagerness on learning new things.

"Take the rock and put it right under that falling rain water from the roof. Put it where the most rain water fall" instructed the grandfather. "Okay then, I will put it right here" the boy put the stone near the corner of the house. "Then what?" he eagerly asked back the grandfather. "You will have to wait" simply replied by the grandfather.

3 week passed by. Raining almost everyday.

On a calm evening, a question break the silence. "Grandpa Sam, what happen to the rock we put under the rain water?" the small voice of Aaron interrupted his grandfather's work. "Go out and take a look of yourself, you will find the answer" he replied.

After a few seconds, he ran towards the grandfather and happily shouted "Grandpa Sam, the stone did distorted, it is so unbelievable!". "Son, one small drop of water alone would not have the strength to distort the stone, but if it is a lot of water, it can be a big force to give such an effect to the stone. Strength is everyone's, you just have to look where is yours!" the grandfather replied.

And indeed, there are stones out of which rivers gush forth, and indeed, there are of them (stones) which split asunder so that water flows from them, and indeed, there are of them (stones) which fall down for fear of Allah (QS 2:75)

"Some stones are softer than our hearts"

Saturday, December 17, 2011


Video: Tomato

Video : Ukhuwah FIllah Till Jannah

Tukang Buat Video: creativeAUKY
Nama Video: Best Friend Til Jannah
Tema: Ukhuwwah Fillah Mata Bersinar-sinar
Sinopsis: Apabila sahabat menemani, syurga itu makin indah. Apabila bersahabat kerana Allah, syurga itu mengiringi langkah. Dan perumpamaan teman yang baik, ibarat seorang penjual minyak wangi. Kalaupun dia tidak memberikan minyak wanginya, setidaknya kita mendapatkan aromanya yang semerbak. Sementara perumpamaan teman yang jahat, tak ubahnya seperti tukang besi. Kalaupun kita tidak terkena asap hitamnya, setidaknya kita akan mencium bau busuk dari tungkunya.

Video : Syahadatul Haq

Tukang Buat Video: Madmie
Nama Video: Syahadatul Haq - Penyaksian Terhadap Kebenaran
Tema: Syahadatul Haq
Sinopsis: Syahadatul Haq

Video: Ini Cerita Saya

Tukang Buat Video: boinkboink03
Nama Video: Ini Cerita Saya
Tema: Kembara Mencari Redha Ilahi
Sinopsis: This is how I search for His Blessings..

Video : Pencarian

Tukang Buat Video: Tukang Teropong
Nama Video: Pencarian
Tema: Pengalaman Jatuh Chenta Dengan Tarbiyyah
Sinopsis: Dalam hidup kita, kita selalu mencari-cari kebenaran. Apabila kita bersungguh-sungguh mencari, biasanya tuhan akan menunjukkan jawapan. Padahal jawapan sudah lama berada di depan mata, cuma kita sebelum itu tidak melihat dengan mata hati.

Video : Cik Beah Osem - Tabarruj

Tukang Buat Video: Rabiah Al Adaweeyah
Nama Video: Cik Beah Osem - Tabarruj
Tema: Babai Jahiliyyah
Sinopsis: Video animasi yang bertemakan 'Babai Jahiliyyah' ini menceritakan tentang seorang gadis yang berhijrah daripada fesyen tabarruj kepada fesyen muslimah setelah melihat kesungguhan seorang muallaf di dalam menjalani kehidupannya sebagai seorang muslim.

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