The Story of a Child (Palestine)

The Story of a Child (Palestine)

The story of a child
Not combat attire.
The story of a child
Disarrayed in the rain.
Columns of tanks in battle array
And a woman carrying a pitcher of the rain.
She is his mother in total disarray
Welcoming him in the sunshine rain.
Son, come drink this water from the day’s rain!
Where’s it, Mama?
Cries the boy disarrayed in the rain.
My hospital leg? My hospital leg?
The woman points to the column
Of tanks in battle array
Where stood their home before the morn’s rain.
The boy limps on
On a single leg
Limps he on
To find the rally on.
His father lay high in the rain
On shoulders and tears of the day’s rain
Gift-wrapped in the nation’s rain
Face high in the rain
Peace! O Peace!
How doest thou lounge in this rain?

By Safi Abdi


America Speaks on Human Rights

Oh! This is hilarious.

Please, don;t spit on the air because it will land right on your face.


Sekalung tahniah bagi mereka yang telah menyertai Demo Bersih pada hari ini. Biarlah apapun yang dikatakan oleh sekelompok manusia. Biasalah, orang Malaysia memang tak suka benda-benda yang baru..

Bila dahulu Tun Mahatir memperkenalkan “kereta Malaysia” ramai dengan suara yang sinis mengatakan “ala mcm tin milo jer?”

Benda yang sama berlaku bilamana Tun ingin membina KLCC, Litar Sepang, KLIA dan sebagainya. Akhirnya puak-puak inilah yang menutup mula. Ibarat kata orang putih

“Do not spit on the air because it will land directly on your face”

Waktu ni jugalah ulama-ulama yang berkhidmat kerajaan yang selama ini sibuk berdiam diri, mengeluarkan hujah masing-masing.

HARAM!! Kata mereka.

Erk, Ustaz.. Konsert Adam Lambert (The Gay Icon) tu halal ke?

Selama ni Ustaz Harussani Zakaria sahajalah yang berani bersuara dan tidak takut pada mana-mana pihak. Baguslah, itu yang kita mahu. Takutkan Allah, bukan takut pada manusia.

Oh tidak lupa juga pada kata kata Ustaz Haron Din

“Hanya golongan ulama sejati yang berani mengeluarkan kenyataan yang benar walaupun sedar diri terpaksa berhadapan dengan sebarang kemungkinan,”

Salute you 🙂

Btw lets back to our main point BERSIH.

Kesian tengok mereka yang di pukul, dan dilayan dengan teruk. Percayalah, semua pengorbanan kalian tentu telah Allah sediakan ganjarannya.

Percayalah, tujuan BERSIH bukan untuk melahirkan generasi yang suka memberontak. Tapi ingin pemerintah sedar, negara ini adalah milik rakyat. Bukan milik pemerintah. Seperti mana yang berlaku di Mesir baru-baru ini. Bila kita diam, apa yang kita dapat? Habuk pun tarak.

Ada segelintir yang berkata.. “Oh Malaysia kan dah aman, bagus, sejahtera.. apa nak heboh-heboh lagi?”

Itulah orang-orang yang benar-benar hipokrit yang hanya memandang periuk nasi mereka tanpa mengira peduli nasib orang lain yang sengsara. Malaysia ini tidak seindah yang kita sangka.. percayalah. Banyak perkara yang tidak kita ketahui.

Banyak yang mengeluh, bagaimana mereka telah mengalami kerugian disebabkan oleh BERSIH. Kerugian pada hari ini, InshaAllah akan diganti dengan kebaikan pada muka hari, jika kita mengabil iktibar daripada apa yang berlaku hari ini.

Berkorbanlah, jangan asyik mengeluh.

Revolusi itu tidak berlaku dengan berdiam diri. Revolusi itu tidak berlaku dengan menyalahkan dan mengejek orang yang mengubah sesuatu yang lama. Revolusi  hanya bagi mereka yang berani, sayangnya mereka yang berani itu akan terkorban dan hasil kejayaan mereka dirasakan oleh mereka yang berdiam diri itu.

Saffa Islam

Wise Sayings

The world is three days:

As for yesterday, it has vanished along with all that was in it.As for tomorrow, you may never see it. As for today, it is yours, so work on it.No one knows when the Hour will come, except ALLAH.No one knows when the Hour will come, except ALLAH. But YOUR last day may just be the next moment, or minute, or hour, or prepare for it.

“When u survive till the evening do not expect survive till the morning and when u get up in the morning, do not expect to survive until the evening”

If ALLAH should aid you, no one can overcome you; but if He should forsake you, who is there that can aid you after Him? And upon ALLAH let the believers rely.”
(Al Qur’an 3:160)

“It is for Allah what he takes, and it is for Allah what He gives, and everything has its fixed time. So be patient and look for Allah reward”

“He who has done an atom’s weight of good will receive his rewards, and he who has done an atom’s weight of evil will receive his punishments.
(Quran 99: 7 – 8 )

“Say (O Muhammad) “If you do love Allah follow me, Allah will love you, and forgive your sins, as Allah is All-Forgiving, All-Merciful”
(Surah Imran 3:31)

I guess I am alive again

I WAS about to delete this page. But something kept me “pause”. There is no single post for the whole 2010. It was my toughest year. Al Hamdulillah I am not weaken by it. Verily, difficulties should strengthen us.

I am sorry. I never replied to the comments. Only now I do. And thanks for the suggestion. I’ve changed the theme, I hope it looks better now ( I hope so)

Hello and Salaamu alaykum again.

Saffa Islam

Do Not Be Sad (La Tahzan)

‘Certainly no one despairs of Allah’s Mercy, except the people who disbelieve. ‘  (Qur’an 12: 87)

“When the Messengers gave up hope and thought that they were rejected (by their communities), Our help came to them…” (Qur’an 12: 110)

“And we delivered him from the distress. And thus we do deliver the believers.”(Qur’an 21: 88)

“And you were harboring doubts about Allah. There, the believers were tried and shaken with a mighty shaking.” (Qur an 33: 10-11)

Do not grieve over the hurt that is inflicted upon you by others, and forgive those that have ill-treated you.

The price of jealousy and rancor is enormous; it is the price that the revengeful person pays in exchange for his malice towards others. He pays with his heart, flesh, and blood. His peace, his relaxation, and his happiness – these he forsakes because he desires the sweetness of revenge and because he resents others.

Jealousy and rancor are illnesses for which Allah has given the cure and remedy:

“[Those] who repress anger, and who pardon men…” (Qur’an 3: 134)

“Show forgiveness, enjoin what is good, and turn away from the foolish [i.e. don’t punish them].”(Qur’an 7. 199)

“Repel [the evil] with one which is better [i.e. Allah ordered the faithful believers to be patient at the time of anger, and to excuse those who treat them badly], then verily! He, bettiveen whom and you there was enmity [will become] as though he was a close friend.” (Qur’an 41: 34)

Do not grieve over that which has passed you by in life, for indeed you have been blessed with much.

Contemplate the many favors and gifts that Allah has bestowed upon you and be thankful to Him for them. Remind yourself of Allah’s many blessings, for Him, the Almighty, said:

“And if you would count the graces of Allah, never could you be able to count them.” (Qur’an 16: 18)

“And [Allah] has completed and perfected His Graces upon you, [both] apparent [i.e. Islamic Monotheism, and the lawful pleasures of this world, including health, good looks, etc.] and hidden [i.e. One’s Faith in Allah (of Islamic Monotheism) knowledge, wisdom, guidance for doing righteous deeds, and also the pleasures and delights of the Hereafter in Paradise, etc.].” (Qur’an 31: 20)

“And whatever of blessings and good things you have, it is from Allah. Then, when harm touches you, unto Him you cry aloud for help.” (Qur’an 16. 53)

Allah said, establishing His favors upon man:

“Have we not made for him a pair of eyes; and a tongue and a pair of lips? And shown him the two ways [good and evil]?” (Qur’an 90: 8-10)

Life, health, the faculties of hearing and seeing, two hands and two legs, water, air, food – these are some of the more visible blessings in this world, while the greatest of all blessings is that of Islam and correct guidance.

What would you say to someone who offered you large sums of money in return for your eyes, your ears, your legs, your hands or your heart? How great is your wealth in reality? By not being thankful, you do not render justice to Allah’s countless favors.

So never lose hope of Allah’s mercy. Ask yourself, what have you to be thankful for?

Marriage in Islam =)

As-salaam ‘Alaykum Warahmat Allah Wabarakatuh

People around me, busy talking about their wedding plans. Most of my friends and cousin are getting married soon. Some of them are very happy, and some  of the are not. Marriage in islam is has a wide concept. Is not only about male-female, but its more than that.

In glorious Qur’an, Allah told us many thing about marriage. Morever, the best example ever, our beloved Prophet Muhammad salallah ‘alaih wassalam remind us about baitul-islam (marriage). How important it is. I would like to recall some prophet’s (pbuh) saying about marriage.

A group of three men came to the houses of the wives of the Prophet asking how the Prophet worshipped (Allah), and when they were informed about that, they considered their worship insufficient and said, “Where are we from the Prophet as his past and future sins have been forgiven.” Then one of them said, “I will offer the prayer throughout the night forever.” The other said, “I will fast throughout the year and will not break my fast.” The third said, “I will keep away from the women and will not marry forever.” Allah’s Apostle came to them and said, “Are you the same people who said so-and-so? By Allah, I am more submissive to Allah and more afraid of Him than you; yet I fast and break my fast, I do sleep and I also marry women. So he who does not follow my tradition in religion, is not from me (not one of my followers).”

( Marriage quote from Sahih Bukhari, Sahih Muslim)

Today we can see, some muslim who dont wanna get marriage in order to fulfill their dreams. Some of them said, “I love Allah and I dont need anyone else”. Thats true. Allah is sufficient enough for us, but that doesnt mean we can neglect marriage order. Marriage is not WAJIB, but its sunnah. Prophet PBUH said

“Nikah (marriage) is my Sunna. He who shuns my Sunna is not of me.”

Sadly, there are lots our muslimah sister who dont wanna get married just  because they are afraid to lose their freedom. Marriage is not a prison. And it doesnt mean, but marrying someone u gonna be a prisoner.

The Holy Prophet Muhammad (peace and blessings be upon him) said:

“When a man marries, he has fulfilled half of his religion, so let him fear                                       Allah regarding the remaining half.”                                        ( Marriage quotation from Bayhqi)

This is a very beautiful hadees from our beloved Prophet PBUH. Pious muslimah inshaAllah can fulfill half deen of her husband. What can I say more about this? Every muslimah in this world (inshaAllah) wanna be the best wife ever to their loved ones, not only to gain happiness in this world, but also in hereafter (akhiraah). But we can see changes in this last 2 decades. Women become busy in their job-life and begin neglecting their role as wife and mother (may Allah save us from this). I hope every sister, to make sure they dont forget to fulsill their responsible. I dont mean that every muslimah should be a housewife and spend 24hours in home, doing nothing. Me, myself inshaAllah will become a doctor soon. All i am saying is, make sure u dont forget the responsible.

The Holy Prophet Muhammad (peace and blessings be upon him) said:

`The worst among you are your bachelors!’

( Marriage quotes from Abu Ya’la and Tabarani.)

Its not a curse, in fact its a good reminder. One who married is different than who bachelor. A woman who has married, and have childrens (inshaAllah) gain more reward than one who haven’t. Why i said so? Woman who gave birth, who take care of her child, who serve her husband, who raise her child with good manner and knowledge is more better than who never had a chance to do all this. Yes, Allah knows better who is good and who is bad. And Allah see the intention of every deeds, but… one who get married, will also reward by many title as “mother”, “wife”, “mother-in-law”, “grandmother” and so so on.

Lets check more hadeeth on marriage

1.”If Allah grants a Muslim a righteous wife, this helps him preserve half of his religion (faith). He should, therefore, fear Allah as regards the other half.” ( Marriage quotes from At-Tabarani and Al-Hakim)

2.”Four things bring one joy: a righteous wife, a spacious house, a pious neighbor and a comfortable riding animal.”

3.`The most perfect believer in faith is the one whose character is finest and who is kindest to his wife.’ ( Quotes on marriage from Tirmidhi and Nasa’i) – Masha Allah.. (A great reminder to every brother out there =D )

4.”When a man marries, he has fulfilled half of his religion, so let him fear Allah regarding the remaining half.” ( Marriage quotation from Bayhqi)

5.”O young people! Whoever among you can support awife should marry, for that is more modest for the gaze and safer for your private parts.” ( Marriage quote from Sahih Muslim, Sahih Bukhari)

May Allah reward us with good life partner, ameen.

As Allah promised in glorious qur’an :

Women impure are for men impure, and men impure for women impure and women of purity are for men of purity, and men of purity are for women of purity: these are not affected by what people say: for them there is forgiveness, and a provision honourable (an nur : 26)

=) saffa Islam

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