Tuesday, May 31, 2011


Never look down upon people, for every righteous person has a past and every sinner has a future “Allah has forgiven what is past”
Quran 5:95

alia says it all. dalam lecture hall tadi. don't be so judgemental. we don't know what in other people's heart :) a good reminder, alia.

Saturday, May 28, 2011

frustration and dreams.

بسم الله الرحمن الرحيم

they say, "you'll get frustrated. don't dream."
or they say something like,
"have less dream, you'll be less frustrated, you'll be happier"
i don't agree. well, only that part particularly.

yes, with big dreams, come big frustrations.
but that doesn't mean we should stop dreaming.
dream itself has a few definitions. let's just assume the dream that i'm referring right now is more or less is like a goal. yes. dream=goal. or aim, or vision. or whatever that you want to achieve. realistic ones, is more likely.

of course, in life, we'll never get everything that we want.
we got to lose some, to gain some. that's life.
and no matter how big your dreams are,
no matter how numerous your goals are,
no matter how hard you are working towards it,
we all know, in the end, it is up to Allah.
whether he wants to give you or not.

but that does not mean that you can lay around,
do nothing, sit and have a coffee and sleep all day long,
don't have plans and dreams,
and let fate takes you wherever it will leads you to.
no sir, that is not how things work here.

my point is, why are we so afraid of frustration.
it is just another emotion that we can deal with.
for example we can overcome frustration by means of displacement. or substitution
you can't achieve what you want, set another goal to achieve.
replace the dream that is unachievable, with a new one.
or try another way.
maybe your way of working towards your goal is incorrect. analyse it, and go for it.
where there is a will, there will always be a way, somehow.
the key regulatory enzyme; is to not GIVE UP.

now, if the world is filled with those who are, i-dun-want-to-get-frustrated-therefore-i-dun-want-to-dream kind of people then, light bulbs would never be invented. imagine how many times did Thomas Edison get frustrated with all those failures. but he didn't give up. he believes that it is possible to have such invention, and alas, you have a light bulb in your room. and light bulb is also a "mother cell" for most of other inventions that we depend on, today.

most importantly, if prophet Muhammad p.b.u.h get frustrated with all those people who rejected him, those who criticized him, hurt him, some, even tried to kill him, then Islam will not be spread widely and be alive as it is today. SubhanaAllah. although he is very sad with those people, but never did he said things like;
" this is not working. i'm frustrated. i don't want to do this anymore."
no way. because he believes in what he is doing. he believes in Allah.

it's ok to be frustrated for a while. just like it is ok to be sad for a while. then, when you had enough of crying, you had enough of frustrating, wipe those tears, and get back on track.

do not afraid to get frustrated.
it's just another emotion for us to overcome, to make us stronger,
to test whether we really believe in whatever we are doing.

dare to dream.
if you fall down, then just get up. continue to run. as simple as that.

it is the same as do not afraid to love and to be loved.
you'll get hurt for sure. but is just another emotion for us to overcome.
to test whether we appreciate those around.

" if you don't dream big, what's the use of dreaming" - Emily Shackleton, Dream Big

Thursday, May 26, 2011

have you, been tested?

Do men think that they will be left alone on saying, “We believe”, and that they will not be tested? We did test those before them, and Allah will certainly know those who are true from those who are false.

[Al-Ankaboot, Verses 2-3] The Holy Quran

so, you think you are a believer,
thought of giving it a second thought?

Wednesday, May 18, 2011

passing by

ever feel this strange feeling while you are passing by a shop filled with everything that you want.

shimmering table lamps,
mesmerizing paintings of flowers in frames,
scented candles that i swear, it could erase all your worries away,
beautiful tiny little things which i don't know what on earth those things were, but yeah, it was definitely beautiful.
the air inside it was just right,
the classical music, still ringing in my ears.
the smell, so sweet.
oh man, it's coming back to me now

heaven.it was like you are this little girl,
eyeing on something,
aiming persistently
knowing that you'll never have it,
as time goes by,
that each day you walk by this shop,
you realise that you never really need it,
it was just the pleasure of wanting it.

i think i can spend my whole life inside this shop. i would really like to.

or maybe

passing by this shop would just be enough to give me joy and pleasure.

yeah, i think I'll just let it pass by.

* a tribute to lovely lace shop* :)

Monday, May 9, 2011


how would you like to run,
run as fast as you can,
run till you out of breath,
run to where ever your tiny little feet leads you to,
run from all the crowded places,
run, and never look back.

as if you can listen to your own heartbeat,
at times, your heart can literally burst out of your chest,
and when you're so tired,
that you sweat like a pig,
you stop.

and you realise that, you had reached your destination,
a place of eternal tranquility,
far away from all the noise,
away from the hectic dash,
as if you're in another dimension,
where the wind blows softly,
it seeps in your skin, and soaks in your soul,
clearing your mind.

nothing you can see, but open space,
nothing you can listen, but your own breathe,
nothing you can feel, but inner peace,
nothing you can think about, but nothing.

nothing at all.

Running, running
As fast as we can

Do you think we'll make it?

-running, no doubt