Friday, July 23, 2010

A Short One

Know you (all), that the life of this world is but play and amusement, pomp and mutual boasting and multiplying, (in rivalry) among yourselves, riches and children. Here is the similitude: How rain and the growth which it brings forth, delight (the heart of) the tillers; soon it withers; you will see it grow yellow; then it becomes dry and crumbles away. But in the Hereafter is a Penalty severe (for the devotees of wrong).  And Forgiveness from Allah and (His) Good Pleasure (for the devotees of God). And what is the life of this world, but goods and chattels of deception?                                                                     (57:20)
Last Friday I was in Kuala Kangsar, Perak visiting my foster parents and the alma mater, MCKK for an academic talk with the Form Three students. But that is not what this post is about. It was the Friday preach that caught my attention, and it is highlighted here because err.. I hardly not sleep for it every Friday because well, like many other people too, I believe, it is difficult to stay awake and give attention in the middle of the day, which most likely to be very hot, and after a full-on morning with works and studies, leaving most of the Adam’s species exhausted- unless it is interesting on both the substance and speaker. Again, it is not an excuse. It is a description of human nature, that’s all. Nevertheless, ok, let’s go straight to the point now or Chieko will delete my post =P
Friday it is. A day that starts with letter ‘F.’ The preach by the ustaz (or Imam) touched on 5Fs that are used as formula by the Jewish Zionists in their protocol, to conquer the world. Sounds like an overstatement here, but oh, it is not a prediction, it is already happening. Yes, my friends, it is. They are conquering the world! But only those with an ‘extra’ eye will be able to see or feel it. And ok, cutting this short, the five Fs are Family, Fashion, Fun, Film and Food. Ya beda bedu... Sounds familiar? All the five things mentioned are inseparable with modern life nowadays. Forgive me, I am not going to explain on each of them because that would consume a lot of space, and time, be it of mine (to type) or even yours (to read). But the real reason is this, number one, because I cannot remember all, and number two, because this is the approach I usually use in my writings. I provide the essence, with a hope that it gives a little bit of an insight, if not motivation, for all of us, to do the rest of searching, and more importantly, truth seeking. Good luck!!
As a conclusion (hehe don’t give an F to this essay please), the fun, food, family, film and fashion that we care about today are being used as medium to mislead us from the correct teaching of Islam. The only way to get away from it, or prevent it, is to seek knowledge and ask for His Protection and Guidance, Allah the Almighty God. You know what will make a difference? Avoiding ignorance, and stay awake! Thank you.
The same post is put up here.
Take care and may Allah bless us all.
Remember how the Unbeleivers plotted against you, to keep you in bonds, or slay you, or get you out (of your home). They plot and plan, and Allah too plans; but the best of planners is Allah.
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Tuesday, July 13, 2010



Here is a little updates about my life. Currently, I am working on a number of things from one that involves my personal attainment, to family, friends, brothers and community. I really hope to make this holiday a very good one, apart from enjoying times with much beloved family, and I have made some personal targets while working on organizing few  upcoming events at IMU namely the Ihya'Ramadhan and also the Malay Cultural Week.

Now, I know I have to never just skip on academic reading. That's why I brought back some sheets of semester one notes for revision, while expecting the next semester to be even tougher, because I by then, already with more commitments, and have to strive for a shorter period of semester but with more syllabus to cover. That's academic. Meanwhile, I am conducting (unfortunately alone) a research (part of evaluation in sem 1) by doing a survey on people's perception towards HIV/AIDS and people infected with them, which started well but has not yet ended, and oh Allah, I never thought that it could be this fun- talking to people and sharing thoughts and ideas are indeed enjoyable, and satisfying.

Currently, I too am on my way getting myself used to After Effect, which is kinda difficult to master, as compared to Photoshop, which with His permission, I manage to gain more knowledge about it, and despite the occasional distress plus dissatisfactions with my art works, spending time, energy and money on it are really worth it, alhamdulillah.

This weekend, the whole family is going to Malacca to send my sister whose next semester at UniKL starts by mid July. I can not make it to join them for another long family trip (which has never been a real vacation but most of the time are trips for important occasion) because I am coming down to the Royal town of Kuala Kangsar, Perak for two things- to help the debaters handle a debate screen test and also for an academic talk (which is rather a sharing between seniors and juniors) with the Form 3. MCKK, here I come and oh ya, hope will not forget to go get my SPM certificate.

Enough of my personal journal of life- a little diary kept not so private. As I go along, many things come and absorb my interest. It always make me conscious and aware to the goings-on around me and help me prepare myself with knowledge, as I believe, that only with knowledge we can be fooled not, and with the blessing that comes with it, we are protected insya Allah.

Most of the times, it is books that keep me motivated. Allah has so many great ways to induce awareness in His servants, and I am grateful because books, being one of them, make me love them, just much more than I ever did before. Internet i.e blogs too, are worth regular readings and visits. Here is one of the things. It is about the one-eyed symbol as you can see on the image above, which can be actually found on American dollar notes. Not to go into thorough details about it though, because I'd rather talk about this in a more general manner.

We Muslims always hear about Dajjal (the false Messiah) who would claim that He is actually the real Messiah, Jesus or Yesus sent down by Allah the Almighty God to save the world. Many will be deceived and tricked by him and end up losing faith in Allah, astray from the truth. Dajjal the false Messiah is said to be one-eyed and for one thing, that proves that he is not God, as one eye represents defects, and we know that God is perfect and has no defects. Nevertheless, the more important matter I want to bring up here is about the other way of looking at the meaning of the one-eyed symbol. 

In Islam, we are admonished to be aware both externally and internally. This is where the point comes in. In one-eyed perspective, everything is seen only externally, and this is what that deceives  us. Trust me, that what appears on our eye, may not be what it really is in reality. Now  look at everything we do in life routine and reflect, in case there are things that make us far from Him. Our enemy, they study the truth (the Holy Quran etc), so that they can replace it with falsehood- while make us believe that falsehood is the truth instead. Though falsehood is bound to perish, only those who seek protection from Allah and knowledge for truth will be able to see the difference. That is why, we must always make ourselves aware and do things because we have reasons, not merely because we just feel like doing it. Never follow blindly, as blindness always lead to darkness and eventually to a total failure and regret. I personally am worried about the culture of hedonisme, for instance that has been rampant in our community these days, to the point that I myself may at times overlook and risk my own true direction as a Muslim. Nauzubillah but insya Allah, if we always pray, Allah will in fact help us out, and alhamdulillah, He is Most Merciful, Oft-Forgiving. May Allah bless us all.

Lastly, here is an excerpt from a great website of Sheikh Imran Nazar Hosein, which I hope will conclude my post for today, the one eyed.

When the world witnesses the following events it would appear to be absolutely certain signs of the return of Jesus whereas they would, in fact, be the work of Dajjal:

    Firstly: the liberation of the Holy Land from Muslim “occupation”, and that occurred in 1917; 

    Secondly: the return of the Jews to the Holy Land to reclaim it as their own, and that occurred between 1917 and 1948; 

   Thirdly: the restoration of a State of Israel in the Holy Land, and that occurred in 1948; 

   And finally, the establishment of Israel as the ruling state in the world, and that is about to occur.

When Israel does become the ruling state in the world Dajjal would then become its ruler and would proclaim himself to be the true Messiah whereas he would be the false Messiah. Thus would ‘appearance’ and ‘reality’ differ one more time in the life of Mary’s son who would then return and kill that false Messiah.

The complete article can be read here. ;-) 

To conclude, I hope we always seek knowledge so that we can distinguish between the 'appearance' and the 'reality.' Be careful with the one-eyed doctrine. May Allah bless us all. Wassalam.

"Remember how the Unbelievers plotted against thee, to keep thee in bonds, or slay thee, or get thee out (of thy home). They plot and plan, and Allah too plans; but the best of planners is Allah."                                                                                                                                                                                             (8:30)       
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The Colours of Life

The Colours of Life
Picture taken on Syawal 1, 2009

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