Friday, July 27, 2012

Mother Of Books

Ohhhh Yessss... The moment when Beast showed the library to Belle, I was literally gasping for air. The view was breathless. Big Time!

I seldom berangan of my dream house. But when i do, i'm not really picky about it. Just a small simple cozy house, with lotsa lotssssaaa lotsaaaa of books in it. My house should be drowned in books. I'll be swimming in it. I could literally dive in it. Submerged in it. Ya ya, I've made my point.

The reading room should be the biggest space in the whole household.

 Of course, our bedroom should have at least this much of books right.

Oh, and this should be our TV corner, which the TV will not be much in use for sure. I'll have my children be so drawn in reading books that they wouldn't bother to even watch any TV.  The TV would be much like a decor only.

If we somehow have very small house, then, not having a bookshelf is no problem at all. There is always enough spaces for books. Even if this means attaching them to the walls.

 Oh, and when the walls are already fully occupied, we always have the yard to place some of the bookshelves.

I kinda like this antique design reading room.

I guess, when we have tons of books, we need to be really organised. Maybe it should be colour coded. 

Yes, our children would want to sleep on the bookshelf. They will love books that much! :p

Alright, let's say if we do really have tiny little house, this would suffice.

Bulan Ramadhan, doa mustajab kan? So I'll be praying harddd for this one :)

Saturday, July 21, 2012

Dear Ramadhan #2

2nd Ramadhan, 3rd Taraweeh.
Wara' Kuliyah Handasah
Juzu' 3- Surah Ali-Imran, (Surah ke-3)

Some of the ayahs which the Imam repeated a few times, today.

Diperhiaskan bagi manusia kesukaan kepada barang yang diingini, (yaitu) dari hal perempuan dan anak laki-­laki, dan berpikul-pikul emas dan perak, dan kuda kenderaan yang diasuh, dan binatang-binatang ternak dan sawah-ladang. Yang demikian itulah perhiasan hidup di dunia. Namun di sisi Allah ada (lagi) sebaik tempat kembali.

Beautified for people is the love of that which they desire - of women and sons, heaped-up sums of gold and silver, fine branded horses, and cattle and tilled land. That is the enjoyment of worldly life, but Allah has with Him the best return.

Katakanlah: sukakah kamu aku ceritakan kepada kamu apa yang lebih baik daripada yang demikian, di sisi Tuhan mereka, bagi orang-orang yang bertakwa? Ialah syurga-­syurga, yang mengalir di bawahnya sungai-sungai, kekal mereka di dalamnya, dan isteri-isteri yang suci, dan keridhaan dari Allah. Dan Allah melihat akan hamba-hambaNya.

Say, "Shall I inform you of [something] better than that? For those who fear Allah will be gardens in the presence of their Lord beneath which rivers flow, wherein they abide eternally, and purified spouses and approval from Allah . And Allah is Seeing of [His] servants -


Friday, July 20, 2012

Dear Ramadhan #1

Assalamualaikum, and tomorrow marks our first Ramadhan for 2012. Yay! :)
Just came back from Game' Ibrahim Mosque, and alhamdulillah, we managed to complete our first solah taraweeh for this year.

وَ إِذْ يَرْفَعُ إِبْرَاهِيْمُ الْقَوَاعِدَ مِنَ الْبَيْتِ وَإِسْمَاعِيْلُ رَبَّنَا تَقَبَّلْ مِنَّا إِنَّكَ أَنْتَ السَّمِيْعُ الْعَلِيْمُ

Dan (ingatlah), ketika Ibrahim meninggikan (membina) dasar-dasar Baitullah beserta Ismail (seraya berdo'a): "Ya Rabb kami terimalah daripada kami (amalan kami), sesungguhnya Engkaulah Yang Maha Mendengar lagi Maha Mengetahui. (QS. 2:127)

127. "And (remember) when Abraham and Ismail raised up the foundations of the House; (saying): ' Our Lord,! Accept (this service) from us; for surely You are All-Hearing, Ali-Knowing'

رَبَّنَا وَ اجْعَلْنَا مُسْلِمَيْنِ لَكَ وَ مِنْ ذُرِّيَّتِنَا أُمَّةً مُّسْلِمَةً لَّكَ وَ أَرِنَا مَنَاسِكَنَا وَ تُبْ عَلَيْنَآ إِنَّكَ أَنْتَ التَّوَّابُ الرَّحِيْمُ

Ya Rabb kami, jadikanlah kami berdua orang yang tunduk patuh kepada Engkau dan (jadikanlah) di antara anak-cucu kami umat yang tunduk patuh kepada Engkau dan tunjukkanlah kepada kami cara-cara dan tempat-tempat ibadah haji kami, dan terimalah taubat kami. Sesungguhnya Engkaulah Yang Maha Penerima taubat lagi Maha Penyayang. (QS. 2:128)

128. " 'Our Lord, make us submissive (Muslims) to You, and of our progeny an Ummah (a nation) submissive to You, and show us our ways of worship, and turn to us (mercifully); for surely You are the Oft-Returning, the Most Merciful '."

These two ayahs was repeated 3 times by the syeikh imam, just now. For sure, these are beautiful verses indeed. An Ummah submissive to you.

During the witir prayer, the imam emphasize our dua for our brothers & sisters in Syria & Burma who are now suffering just because they claim themselves as moslems.

I remember, my ramadhan last year, was all about me. Almost all of my duas was about me, me & me. My happiness, my family, my future, everything, as if the world revolves around me.  It's time that we pray for our muslim brothers & sisters, too. Pray for them, like we pray for ourselves. Pray for them seriously. If only each & one of us are not selfish, praying for each and every muslims in the world, masyaAllah, of all these splendid duas, at least some of them, Allah will grant them. In fact, Allah can grant all of these duas, InsyaAllah.

May this Ramadhan brings lots & lots of barakah, and change each and one of us into better muslims. Amin Ya Rabb. InsyaAllah the victory of Islam will come soon enough. Allah promise us this, all we got to do is have faith in Him, strongly.

Sunday, July 8, 2012

Just a post paediatric exam bebelan.

you see
we dh sampai one stage where there's so many things we want in life

  • but we keep on denying them
  • and then we go.. "Just let it be what it is"
  • and then i realized
  • " Just let it be what it is" is just so easy to say
  • in the end.. we will end up exactly where we should end up in
  • because its already written down in the luh mahfuz
  • every now and then
  • in our everyday life
  • we are presented with so many choices
  • but we just dont know what to do with them
  • and so we just say "forget it".

    we end up not choosing anything.
    we don't move forward. 
    we can't go backwards.

    thanks for the bebelan, friend. we should try harder, moving forward.
    it's time to consider all the choices that we have purposely neglected, all these years.


Saturday, July 7, 2012

Good Late Morning & You

An old favourite of mine.
Tolong lah hur, lagu kau semua lama. :P