Friday, October 30, 2009

Thursday, October 29, 2009

Life Saving Tips (Funny yet Helpful)

A Cop wrote this :

Because of recent abductions In daylight hours, refresh yourself of these things to do in an emergency situation...
This is for you, and for you to share with your wife, your children, everyone you know.  It never hurts to be careful in this crazy world we live in.

1. Tip from Tae Kwon Do :

The elbow is the strongest point on your body. If you are close enough to use it, do!

2.. Learned this from a tourist guide.
If a robber asks for your wallet and/or purse, DO NOT HAND IT TO HIM.
Toss it away from you.... Chances are that he is more interested in your wallet and/or purse than you, and he will go for the wallet/purse.


3. If you are ever thrown into the trunk of a car, kick out the back tail lights and stick your arm out the hole and start waving like crazy.. The driver won't see you, but everybody else will. This has saved lives.

4. Women have a tendency to get into their cars after shopping, eating, working, etc., and just sit (doing their chequebook, or making a list, etc. DON'T DO THIS!) The predator will be watching you, and this is the perfect opportunity for him to get in on the passenger side, put a gun to your head, and tell you where to go.


If someone is in the car with a gun to your head DO NOT DRIVE OFF,

Repeat: DO NOT DRIVE OFF! Instead gun the engine and speed into anything, wrecking the car. Your Air Bag will save you. If the person is in the back seat they will get the worst of it . As soon as the car crashes
bail out and run. It is better than having them find your body in a remote location.

5. A few notes about getting into your car in a parking lot, or parking garage:

A.) Be aware: look around you, look into your car, at the passenger side floor , and in the back seat
B.) If you are parked next to a big van, enter your car from the passenger door. Most serial killers attack their victims by pulling them into their vans while the women are attempting to get into their cars.
C.) Look at the car parked on the driver's side of your vehicle, and the passenger side... If a male is sitting alone in the seat nearest your car, you may want to walk back into the mall, or work, and get a guard/policeman to walk you back out.

IT IS ALWAYS BETTER TO BE SAFE THAN SORRY. (And better paranoid than dead.)

6. ALWAYS take the elevator instead of the stairs. Stairwells are horrible places to be alone and the perfect crime spot. This is especially true at NIGHT!)

7. If the predator has a gun and you are not under his control, ALWAYS RUN! The predator will only hit you (a running target) 4 in 100 times; and even then, it most likely WILL NOT be a vital organ.. RUN, Preferably in a zig -zag pattern!

8. As women, we are always trying to be sympathetic:


It may get you raped, or killed. Ted Bundy, the serial killer, was a good-looking, well educated man, who ALWAYS played on the sympathies of unsuspecting women. He walked with a cane, or a limp, and often asked 'for help' into his vehicle or with his vehicle, which is when he abducted his next victim.

9. Another Safety Point:

Someone just told me that her friend heard a crying baby on her porch the night before last, and she called the police because it was late and she thought it was weird.. The police told her 'Whatever you do, DO NOT open the door..'

The lady then said that it sounded like the baby had crawled near a window, and she was worried that it would crawl to the street and get run over. The policeman said, 'We already have a unit on the way, whatever you do, DO NOT open the door.' He told her that they think a serial killer has a baby's cry recorded and uses it to coax omen out of their homes thinking that someone dropped off a baby. He said they have not verified it, but have had several calls by women saying that they hear baby's cries outside their doors when they're home alone at night.

10. Water scam!

If you wake up in the middle of the night to hear all your taps outside running or what you think is a
burst pipe, DO NOT GO OUT TO INVESTIGATE! These people turn on all your outside taps full ball so that you will go out to investigate and then attack.

Stay alert, keep safe, and look out for your neighbours!

Source : forwarded email

Wednesday, October 14, 2009

Imam Malik's Respect of Teaching Ahaadeeth

His respect of Teaching of Hadith:

After Abdullah bin Umar (Radhi Allahu Anhu) and his servant and pupil, Nafi' (RA) the great Imaam narrated Hadith and taught from the age of 17 to about 79. He gave service to the teachings of the Holy Prophet Muhammad (Sallallahu Alaihi Wa Sallam), giving lessons of Fiqh and issuing Fatawa for 62 years of his life.

Before the Imaam would narrate any Hadith he would or dictate Hadith to others he would:

1- Perform wudhu or take a bath
2- Put on his best and most expensive clothing
3- Groom himself
4- Put on musk or another fragrance
5- Proceed to the gathering of Hadith with the utmost dignity and respect.

In every gathering coal ambers of 'Uood (a special and beautiful fragrance derived from a unique tree) would be burnt continuously until the lesson was over. In the Imaam's gatherings there would always be plush and expensive mats or carpeting spread out on the floor and when he would arrive there would be pin-drop silence out of the respect for him the people would remain totally quiet.
In the gatherings their would be the students all around the sitting place of the Imaam, just like how a king's servants would gather around his throne. There would be Muftis, Ulama, and leaders present in the gathering.
Such respect was present in these gatherings that anyone who pass by would think that a king must be delivering his message and one who sit down in it would be taken away with awe.

Abdullah bin Mubarak reports that one time the Imaam was bitten by a scorpion under his garment over ten times while narrating Hadith. During the narration of the Hadith he did not stop in order to remove it, rather he continued to narrate until the end. I noticed the discoloration of his face when the Imaam was being bitten. Afterwards when all the people had left, I came to the Imaam and asked him what had happened. He replied, "A scorpion was biting me under my garment, I could not have kept my patience because of myself restraint, rather it was out of the respect of the Hadith of the Holy Prophet (Sallallahu Alaihi Wa Sallam) that I did not remove it.


Watching A Movie

Watching A Movie

The car parking lots of movie theatres seem to be always full. Even during late nights, there seem to be always people gathering to watch the latest movies. The movies are usually one to two hours long, yet the audiences keep sitting from the beginning to the end. When they come out, they talk about their favorite parts for many days to come. Sometimes, they talk so much about the movie that they convince other people to watch it also. Same thing happens with people's favorite TV shows or other programs. They remain glued to the TV even if the program goes on for hours and hours.


What happens when suddenly we are asked to sit for an Islamic lecture or an event for a short while?

I have observed myself and many others looking at the watch continuously and waiting to run out of the Masjid. Forget about discussing what we have learned, as soon as we get out, we are angry at those who kept us sitting there for maybe 30 minutes or more.
Sometime ago in a Masjid, a person during Jumah actually stood up and told the Imam to stop the Khutbah because the talk went little bit longer than the usual length.

This happens because we have not inculcated the love of Allah in our hearts. If we recognized that it is Allah who gave us the time, health, wealth and everything we possess, then we would not be miser in using them for the sake of Allah. On the other hand, our heart is so much filled with the love of this world, that we are ready to spend hours behind watching something which we know is fake and unreal.


Tuesday, October 6, 2009

A Bad Servant


Al-Hasan al-Basri RA said: "What a bad servant [of the Lord] is he! I am speaking of a servant who fits the following description:

1. He asks for forgiveness (Maghfirah), while he is actively engaged in sinful disobedience (ma'siya).

2. He behaves in a humbly submissive manner, so that he may be credited with loyalty (Amana), but he is only pretending, to hide his disloyalty (khiyanah).

3. He forbids what is wrong, but does not refrain from it himself.

4. He enjoins what is right, but does not act upon his own instructions.

5. If he gives, he does so very stingily, and if he withholds, he offers no apology.

6. If he is in the best of health, he feels secure, but if he falls sick, he becomes remorseful.

7. If he is impoverished, he feels sad, and if he gets rich, he is subject to temptation.

8. He hopes for salvation, but does not act accordingly.

9. He is afraid of punishment, but takes no precautions against it.

10. He wishes to receive more benefit, but he does not give thanks [for what he has received].

11. He likes the idea of spiritual reward, but he does not practice patience.

12. He expedites sleep and postpones fasting.

So what are we? A bad servant? Or a good servant........? What should we do? Continue being bad? Or make a change and gain the pleasure of Allah?


Monday, October 5, 2009

Kenapa Friendster dan Facebook?


Ana cuma bertanya...sebab sendiri tak ada jawapan nya.....

Marriage In Islam - 22 Questions


Suami yang soleh...membina keluarga sihat dan bahagia yang hidup di dalam suasana agama yang tenang dan damai....ini impian kita Muslimah bukan?

Maka seharusnya,dari awal, pemilihan calon suami itu dilakukan mengikut cara yang telah diajar oleh syariat Islam. Kerana...permulaan itu penting bagi menentukan akhirnya. Jika sampan yang dinaiki bocor, maka ianya tidak akan sampai ke destinasi yang kita inginkan...Jika kita salah dalam pemilihan calon, maka......akan tercapaikah impian keluarga sakinah kita?
Kalau dari awal kita pilih untuk ber'couple', maka akan wujudkah keberkatan dari Allah dalam perkahwinan nanti? Perkahwinan bukan untuk kita kecapi keseronokan, kebahagiaan yang zahir semata...tetapi perkahwinan itu adalah ibadah. Adakah patut kita mulakan ibadah kita dengan sesuatu yang ditegah oleh syariah? Berkat kah ibadah perkahwinan itu jika cara kita mulakan dengan ber'couple'?
Lalu bagaimana harus kita kenal dan fahami pasangan kita kalau tak ber'couple?
Banyak caranya antaranya ialah melalui ibu dan ayah kita ...tetapi ber'couple' tidak termasuk dalam senarai. Kita kata....
"Kalau tak kenal dia macam mana nak kahwin?"
"Itu zaman dulu, sekarang zaman moden..mana ada parent pilih calon suami..."
" I'm big and mature enough to find my own partner"
"I'll only marry the person I love"
Dan banyak lagi dialog-dialog macam ni kan?
Tidak seharusnya kita orang Islam berbicara begini...Kenapa perlu kita beza kan Islam mengikut peredaran zaman? Tak dinafikan, ada perkara dalam Islam kita ikut kesesuaian zaman...tetapi dalam hal ini.. boleh kah kita tukarkan cara Islam dengan ber'couple' dengan tujuan untuk mengenali dan mendalami isi hati pasangan kita? Kalau beginilah cara kita amalkan Islam ikut peredaran zaman dan kemodenan..maka kita harus pelajari semula agama kita Islam.

Kalau dah faham cara yang betul...sini ana ingin kongsi beberapa soalan yang ana rasa patut ditanya kepada calon suami atau isteri. Semoga manfaat untuk semua.

Questions to ask your wife to be or your husband to be:

1. What do you want in your husband?

2. What do you not want in your husband?

3. If I had to ask your friends to describe you in one word, what would that be?
(ask her to ask them)

4. Do you wake up to pray Subuh on time?

5. What is the relationship between you and your family?

6. Have you had any previous relations? (better not asked directly)

7. Where do you see yourself in 10 years? Any goals you like to accomplish?

8. What is the thing you like most about yourself?

9. What is the thing that you do not like about yourself?

10. Do you like to read Quran? or Islamic Sciences? Do you like to read in general?

11. Are you doing good in your academic studies? What’s your grades or GPA?

12. Do you like what you study or did you want to study something else?

13. How do you spend your day in detail?

14. How much do you spend watching TV? What is your opinion on TV?

15. Do you perform the Sunnats?

16. Do you have the intention to wear Jilbab?

17. Throw a problem and ask her for a solution. A situation and so on.

18. Send an article and ask for her opinion.

19. If you were doing something and you discovered that it was against the Sunnah, would you change?

20. If you had some extra time to do what you want, what would you do? Do you like doing voluntary work?

21. What is the role of Deen (Islam) in your life? What priority does it take?

22. What are the roles of a husband and a wife? Does the wife have to obey the husband?


Sunday, October 4, 2009

Moved by Simplicity of Royal Funeral, Priest Embraces Islam

This is a very great story. Amazing how Allah guide a person by a mere display of simplicity from a royal funeral. Indeed Allah draws the heart of people by numerous ways. Therefore, let us hope and make dua that Allah guide our close and loved ones towards the straight path........Ameen!

The funeral of King Fahd, which was conducted in a simple manner in Riyadh earlier this month, has encouraged a well-known Christian priest in Italy to embrace Islam, press reports said.
The priest, who watched the late king's funeral on satellite television, was impressed by the lack of pomp and pageantry in the royal funeral, Al-Riyadh Arabic daily reported without mentioning his name.

King Fahd was buried in Al-Oud graveyard the next day of his death after a solemn funeral ceremony attended by world leaders.

Islamic preacher Dr. Abdullah Al-Malik said the simple funeral of the king had a dramatic effect on the priest's mind, which led him to Islam. "Although he had read several Islamic books before, they didn't have the same impact."

This is the second high-profile reversion to Islam by an Italian involving Saudi Arabia. Four years ago, Italian Ambassador to Riyadh Torquato Cardilli embraced Islam.

"The priest watched the funeral of King Fahd and another person on television and did not find any difference," Malik said. "There was only a single funeral prayer for the two and both were buried in similar graves. This great example of equality influenced the priest and prompted him to embrace Islam," Malik said.

Muslim preachers in Italy had given the priest Islamic books and cassettes in the past 15 years, but what moved him was the simplicity of the royal funeral.

"I had read several Islamic books and heard many Islamic
cassettes over the past
years, they never moved me. But the simple royal
funeral shook me and changed my mind"

Malik quoted the priest as saying.

He said he believed the king's funeral would change the mind of many others. He urged Muslim media to focus on stories related to Islam's tolerance and equality in order to attract more people to the religion.

"I will work the rest of my life for the propagation of Islam"

The 62-year-old former priest said.

Badr Al-Olayan, director of the Islamic Education Foundation in Jeddah, said the priest's reversion to Islam was "very good news." He narrated the story of another Italian who came to IEF office to embrace Islam after being impressed by the large and orderly congregation of
Muslims at the Grand Mosque in Makkah to perform prayers.

"How can you assemble such a large number of people by just making a call.
It's impossible. Only God can do that"
he quoted the Italian as saying. Olayan urged Muslims to do more in order to take the message of Islam to other people.

Ambassador Cardilli, 60, embraced Islam on Nov. 15, 2001. "I am fully convinced of the truth of Islam through my regular reading of God's final revelation, the Holy Qur'an," Cardilli was quoted as saying at the time.