My thoughts…



Assalamualaikum Warahmatullah Wabarakaatuh

Firstly, I’d like to apologise that I have not been posting anything for such a long time…This year has been such a packed and insightful year, as I entered a new level of education and began to reflect on what do i really know about Islam? The way I pray, the way I fast, the things I do..why ? The things I do suuch as tahlil ceremonies, maulid an-Nabiy etc are they even allowed in Islam? I started researching  deeply into this matter and realised that what I may thing is a small matter and is considered fine if I do it with the right intention, may be something that could lead to syirik. Hence, the constant emptiness I felt in the past is starting to be filled with awareness of every single thing I’m doing, that Allah gave me the capabilities and resources to research in turath books and to not just follow blindly whatever the society has been doing. It awakened in me  a new sense of awareness and internalisation of who I am and what I am here for. I discovered a methodology that would really help me in disciplining myself to avoid manipulation of the ahkam and to stick to the path of the three best generations of Islam: the companions, the generation after that, and the geenration after that. Books have became my best friend as I spent hours at the library pouring over them, trying t absorb as much as I can. Yet, still finding myself, as I traveled deeper and deeper into the ocean of Allah’s knowledge, I find myself more and more overcome by the darkness of Jahl   and increasingly aware of how little I know and how vast His knowledge is.

Alhamdulillah a’laa kulli ni’mah..

Hence, I’ve yet to have the time to go through all the posts here because I know that some of them may not really be accurate..I’d really appreciate it if anyone of you dear readers here to alert me if you come across anything inaccurate..wa jazakumullah khayr

Till then, pray for me to have time to post the valuable life lessons that I’v learnt this year

Thank you for understanding


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We’re family!


Islam is not only a religion, nor is it only a way of life…Islam is an international  institution and Muslims are one big family.

Let me ask you a question..
Is it appropriate for your sister to be suffering under the hands of an oppressor with little hope of surviving on her part and you here are partying the night out as if that’s all there is to life? Of course we wouldn’t!!

Unfortunately, this is our current situation O Muslims! I’m not saying that your sibling is currently being terrorised. No.

I’m talking about the current situation of this ummah. How we, as a big family, remain indifferent to the sufferings of the other members of our family!

Ask ourselves! Our fellow brothers and sisters are suffering in Palestine just because they stood up for what they believed in…and what are we doing?
We have been successfully duped! Our brothers and sisters are being tortured and we are fooled into thinking that they, the Palestinians, asked for it(nauzubillah from such a thought!) or that ‘nah, it does not concern me.’ Reality check: it does concern us! Just as our mothers would get angry if we would be indifferent to our sibling’s suffering, more so would our Creator be if we remain indifferent to our fellow creation’s plight!

He made us responsible for each other! He made us one big family! We should not allow minute details to divide us! We should stop bickering over the little things that we disagree upon!
There is no time for such things!
We need to grow up. We need to look at the bigger picture. Our ‘siblings’ need us.
Don’t get fooled by the dunya. Take the dunya as your current temporary rental house and the akhira as your island paradise. Would you work to ensure you get to live the average life in your normal house or would you like to upgrade and ‘save up’ for the island paradise?

So, you might be thinking now…
You must be kidding! I can’t possibly go there and help them, given all the commitments I have to my community! It is not really feasible for me as well as all the other Muslims to leave their communities to go free Palestine.

Well, know that force is not the only way to help.


:عَنْ أَبِي سَعِيدٍ الْخُدْرِيّ رَضِيَ اللهُ عَنْهُ قَالَ سَمِعْت رَسُولَ اللَّهِ صلى الله عليه و سلم يَقُولُ

“مَنْ رَأَى مِنْكُمْ مُنْكَرًا فَلْيُغَيِّرْهُ بِيَدِهِ، فَإِنْ لَمْ يَسْتَطِعْ فَبِلِسَانِهِ، فَإِنْ لَمْ يَسْتَطِعْ فَبِقَلْبِهِ، وَذَلِكَ أَضْعَفُ الْإِيمَانِ”
[رَوَاهُ مُسْلِمٌ].

On the authority of Abu Sa’eed al-Khudree (may Allah be pleased with him) who said:

I heard the Messenger of Allah (peace and blessings of Allah be upon him) say, “Whosoever of you sees an evil, let him change it with his hand; and if he is not able to do so, then [let him change it] with his tongue; and if he is not able to do so, then with his heart — and that is the weakest of faith.” [Muslim]


Here, two other modes of righting a wrong is mentioned: by the tongue or by the heart

So, how can i help Palestine using my tongue? Well, its surely not by promoting Palestinian cuisine><

We can use our words to spread the truth or the severity of the oppression they are receiving. Words are mightier than the sword. Correct the misunderstanding spread by the media on the reality of what is happening there. Motivate people who can take actions so as to spur them into taking action. Force is not necessarily the only answer. The answer is not objective.

What about the heart then? To help them using our hearts means to keep them forever in our duas, forever in our thoughts. Wake up in the early hours of the morning: praying, weeping and begging Allah to have mercy on them and grant them martyrdom.
You might be thinking that ”my doa is not as powerful..I’ve sinned a lot..”
Well, firstly, never lose hope in the Mercy of Allah and secondly, may our doa get barakah(blessing) due to the thing we doa-ed for…

So, instead of staying up all night watching movies, turn in early and wake up early the next morning to begin our ‘munajah’ to Allah Almighty.

Instead of wasting time lazing around flipping through channels, we could increase our knowledge of what is transpiring concerning Muslims worldwide so as to be a responsible brother/sister.

We should love for our brother what we’d love for ourselves. If we love peace, we too must love peace for our brother and hence, we have to help him obtain the thing that he loves due to our deep love for him for the sake of Allah.

May Allah forgive us for neglecting our family in the past and may He gives us the capabilities and strength as well as knowledge in spreading peace and unity among the sons of Adam (alayhissalam)

Ameen ya rabbal Alameen

Alhamdulillah alaa kulli nia’mihi alayya..


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Knock for success


I had to follow suit,
But i can’t seem to go past the external,
For inside me, a war is raging and i seem to be losing..
I struggle..every second..yearning for the Truth to be followed..
But alas, time and again i fell prey to my desires..being lured into the cave of the dunya and being pounced upon by my nafs in the dark dark tunnels meant to lead astray those who want to be led astray….

What’s the use of looking pious
If its all skin deep..
I need to win this battle, fight my way out of this cave
I need to emerge victorious!

The question is……how??


Question: How do you get a door to open?

Answer: There are 2 options…

1) Strive really really hard to unlock its multiple state-of-the-art locks using all sorts of expensive tools you’d worked really really hard to obtain

2) Knock and it will be opened for you

Its up to us to choose what suits us best:))

Alhamdulillah alaa kulli nia’mihi alayya..


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Do we really believe in resurrection??


Do we really believe that we will be resurrected?

Look around you…look out your window..imagine the them being destroyed and crushed. Imagine them being swallowed up by the Earth. Imagine the stars we see every night falling onto our houses. Imagine the sky we see now being folded like a scroll.

Look at your family as you sit together for dinner and imagine them sitting like that for dinner in paradise, eating the most delicious of food..for all eternity, knowing that nobody would be leaving you forever and there will be no worry upon you nor would there be anymore grief.

Imagine on the other and your family burning in the blazing fire, feasting only on pus and blood…alone, regretting what you have each done or rather, not done in the dunya when you thought that you had all the time in the world…

Imagine you and your family, gathered in the same place but separated, standing alone in front of Allah, hoping and yearning his His Mercy to engulf you on the day where the Most Merciful is also al Muntaqim…

Just imagine yourself in those moments where your soul is being taken to where it your family carried you into your grave and left you there alone to face your fate..

Imagine the fact that those events could happen any second now…..or in the space of years.

Hard to imagine init when you are so protected in the safety of your own home, right?
It almost seems impossible. I mean, this is my life that I’m supposed to live to the fullest. I’m safe here right? I got my family and a job and also everything i want.

But an undeniable reality makes it possible…death. With death, all of this seems, a certainty.
With death, we know that where we are now is only temporary. There must be something after death right? It just doesn’t make sense for us to be here in the world just by coincidence and after we die…we die. Thats it. That’s our fate.

There must be a purpose to this life. There must be a logical reason for our existence. Our existence can’t possibly be ”merely coincidental”. 0+0+0 can not possibly ever give you one, right?

Teachers always have a reason for giving an equation. Similarly, Allah gives us the above equation for a reason. He certainly did not give a difficult one. He gave us a very simple one that even toddlers could answer. He gave us that rhetorical equation so that we get the hint and right-en our perspective concerning our existence.

Now, the question is, how do we judge whether one has fulfilled his  purpose or continues to waste their lives away? We humans can’t be the judge. There is no way we can be 100% sure that someone is 100% fair. Hence, it only makes sense that the One who judges us on whether we have fulfilled our purpose is the One who gave us that purpose in the first place and the One whom we are 100% sure is fair, for the One who owns everything can’t possibly have any form of ulterior motives that could result in His bias-ness.

But as like in any court, proof is needed. It is not enough for a person to only have believe without any action done to proof that belief. And hence, like any other court, those proven guilty of not having fulfilled their purpose will face a severe punishment and hence, hell must exist.

Similarly, for those who have fulfilled their purpose, they need to be rewarded and hence, paradise must exist.

May we be amongst the ones who is enveloped in His encompassing Mercy and be granted the bliss of meeting Him…

Ameen Ya Rabbal Aa’lameen

Hope my disorganised thoughts here makes some sense:)

Alhamdulillah alaa kulli ni’amihi alayna..


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Nature v/s Our hearts


Imagine waking up to a breath of sweet fresh air, untarnished by the pollutions of mankind on this dunya..

Imagine waking up to the sounds of the birds chirping happily, undisturbed by the sound of the motors of vehicles..

Imagine seeing greenery all around-nature at its finest-as you walk along the straight path through the evergreen and lively woods near your home, untouched by the ugly grey slabs of mankind..

Imagine looking up towards the sky and seeing no limits towards your creativity that you have been bestowed with..unblocked by the imposing skyscrapers bearing down upon you…

Now imagine Jannah’s(paradise) beauty…a beauty beyond the capacity of our ever wide imagination …

We say that nature is best left untouched. But we ironically dirty the natural disposition of our hearts with the very dunya that we hate to tarnish the natural beauty of this world.

In other words..
Why do we hate nature to be tarnished by mankind but we willingly allow our hearts to be tainted by this dunya, the temporary abode of mankind??
Talk about being biased!!

Let us wake up to the fresh attar(natural perfume) on our prayer mats instead of the putrid smell of cigarette smoke some of us tend to huff every morning..

Let us wake up to the melodious sound of the Quran being played as our alarm instead of some heavy metal music..

Let us immerse ourselves in the journey Allah takes us with His Words in the early hours, followed by walking calmly to the nearby mosque, obtaining blessings and mercy with every step biiznillah..instead of heading to the nearby kopitiam(coffeeshop) to watch the repeat telecast of last night’s football match(in the morning??)..or…instead of zooming through lala land(that’s better!)..

Let us not limit ourselves in our capability to achieve peace and happiness in both worlds by imposing hard guidelines and extreme interpretation of the rulings of the shariah on our poor selves..the sky is not the limit! 

Be fair upon ourselves..the biggest oppressor is within us all. Only we decide whether we’d allow it to reign command over our lives and hence destroying whatever life we have or we choose to emerge victorious in that battle and gain peace and serenity in both worlds…

Perhaps that is why Allah says in Surah Ar-Rum, verse 41:

“Corruption has appeared throughout the land and sea by [reason of] what the hands of people have earned so He may let them taste part of [the consequence of] what they have done that perhaps they will return [to righteousness].”

Perhaps by seeing the destruction caused by following mankind’s desires, we’ll be more inclined to hate what caused that destruction and hence would return to Allah to seek refuge in Him from such destruction as we’ve realised, after some soul-searching, the effects of following mankind’s desires on our inner well-being..And Allah knows best.(Now that is a long sentence!)

Do we want to achieve the picture below for what we see around us as well as what’s inside us??

You decide!

Hope this helps:)

Alhamdulillah alaa kulli ni’amihi alaynaa…


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Path to happiness#3


Path to happiness#3

Thinking good of people a making as much excuses for others as possible really are the cures to many of our social problems.

Hamdun al-Qassar, one of the great early Muslims, said, “If a friend among your friends errs, make seventy excuses for them. If your hearts are unable to do this, then know that the shortcoming is in your own selves.” [Imam Bayhaqi, Shu`ab al-Iman,7.522]

We most of the time end up hating ourselves and others because of what they did or said to us. We take their actions as personal attacks and their words as missiles incidentally propelled at our hearts. By allowing their words or actions to get to us, we feel dejected and angry as well as disappointed with them and due to our inability to use their criticism to propel us forward, we end up hating ourselves as well as the way we react to the actions of others.

In addition, when they do not meet up to our expectations, we may feel angry at ourselves due to setting up too high an expectation for others.

By making excuses for others, we are allowing them space to make mistakes. Nobody is perfect right??

Hence, we would live happily and peacefully in our society, free of grudges and feelings of defensiveness as well as destructive self-hate.


–> When people make mistakes, they are actually not making mistakes. We only perceive them as mistakes but in reality, they are actually not mistakes. They are actually not meeting up to the high expectations we sub.consciously set for them and hence, we get upset with them for being unable to meet up to our standards. Isn’t that oppressing them???

We say they make mistakes. So they’re the ones who should right it…not us.
Hence, we tend to blame people who we perceive to have made a mistake when in reality, they only did not meet up to our high expectations.

(The words in brown above only applies to specific cases…it is just a theory..)

So, When anyone wrongs you or simply annoy the guts out of you, don’t get angry, don’t take heart. No one is perfect while everyone is imperfect, meaning that everyone will be bound to make mistakes. Just make as much excuses as you can for others but be smart as there will always be some cases unsuitable for the above.

Something that might be of help:


Hope this benefits..Remember to smile:)

Alhamdulillah alaa kulli ni’amihi alayna….



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Blogging consistently #1-Loving it!


Consistency…the dream of the average blogger…the aspiration of every Muslim..

Having said so, why are there so many of us stuck on the path of being consistent in blogging? Surely, with the correct intention(to help spread the Deen), we Muslim bloggers would be cruising down the uphill road of consistency. But why is it that some of us, or rather me, failed to do as much as take a tiny step up the path???

Alhamdulillah, Allah answered this question I had through a fellow blogger over at The Animation Commendation. I discovered that not only does consistency depend on intention and/or motivation, it too depends on whether the blogger loves what he is posting about.

Wait a moment..don’t jump to conclusions just yet..

I’m not saying that there are some of us who hate writing about Islam, and I seek refuge in Allah from such a thought..although some may feel that they hate it due to misconceptions on what writing about Islam is really all about.

The thing is, it is not the job, its the way it is done.

For example, some of us hate sweeping the house because it is tiring but it is not because we hate tidiness. But we may think that we hate tidiness as keeping the house clean is so tiresome and hence, we blame the way we do the job on the job itself. Isn’t that being biased?? Instead, if we bought a vacuum cleaner, we may not end up being tired from cleaning the house and hence, we may not be psychologically inclined to ”hate” tidiness.

Let me rephrase the above example..

A teen(lets call him Ahmad) has to clean his room. The problem is, he has to sweep it first due to all the late night snacks he’s been gorging on the past month. Due to all the clutter on the floor, sweeping it seems like a huge chore for him. So, he ended up hating cleaning due to the methods he employed to clean his room as well as his narrow-minded mindset that refuses to allow him to emply other methods.

Ahmad’s sister on the other hand(not being a feminist btw:p) faced the same problem as Ahmad. She however, had the motivation to change her condition and hence, she varied her cleaning methods to make it a more enjoyable experience.

Well….that’s a whole lot of stuff to digest…

Do take a few minutes to read it again and again as repetition aids digestion:)

Continue reading the above again and again till you can really sea the big picture..

Done? Good alhamdulillah!:D

Lets move on to the next part…

Some bloggers(especially me) fail to consistently try to be consistent in posting consistent posts so as to consistently sustain their consistency in being consistent.

Here, syaithan will try to fool us into believing that we aren’t ‘cut-off’ to post about Islam. Are we gonna let him win and prosper? Surely not! Sadly, most of us tend to do just that, falling into his clever little snare..

We who have this mindset seriously need to change our mindset!

Islam is for everyone and everyone has a share in dakwah. True, not everyone can write but those who have been given the ability to write can use thiis ability for dakwah.

Here comes the problem..

The stereotype existent today is that a blogger blogging with the intention of spreading Islam must blog about Islamic stuff in a very philosophical/thought-provoking/mystical/productive(are those the correct words????) manner.

This impedes some Muslim bloggers who want to spread Islam through their blogs without posting Islamic stuff or without writing in a very serious way.They hence abandon the thought altogether.

This could be avoided if we have a change of perspective. The methods of da’wah outlined for us by our Prophet pbuh do vary right?? He did not only do dakwah through words..he dakwah-ed through his actions too..

Hence, as a Muslim, we should not be narrow-minded in our ways to do dakwah through writing. If one does not really have the interest in posting Islamic stuff(and that’s okay!). One could instead be a Muslim in posting non-Islamic content, such us avoiding the use of vulgarities and being a considerate blogger etc.

Similarly, if one can’t possibly write in a serious tone or if one feels it out of one’s personality to write seriously all the time, one could write about Islam in a light tone with some humor:D This is what I’ve come to realise about myself..After blogging for a few years with over a hundred posts and my recent plunging Iman and unproductivity…

I realised that if I want to write formally and seriously, I would have to be serious and formal and if I write like so, my personality would slowly evolve into being serious and my current situation and my surroundings find seriousness a bit out of place. As a prefect which deals mostly with the lower levels, I can’t be serious..They’ll be scared of me. I have to show them that discipline is fun stuff and not all boring.

So, in the past, I used to switch between personalities(serious online and cheerful, bubbly and friendly offline) and this drains lots of my energy..(not a great choice of words..) Though I am a natural introvert who has successfully managed to be and extrovert alhamdulillah:)

Hence, as I can put off being online, due to avoid the tiredness of ‘switching’, I put off posting..

Thus…I now have decided to change the atmosphere of this blog. Inshaallah, I’ll inject my posts with some light humour, pictures as well as a light tone. The posts too would be a bit more personal and I will be tagging them(*phew* finally!). Though I might be serious in some posts if I feel like it..

If writing does not come naturally ie. forced, it will be compromising on its quality.

So, to summarise…

Being consistent not only depend on intentions…it too depends on whether one loves the job or not.

If one does not love the job, don’t give it up just yet. Look into the methods employed in carrying out the task and try varying these methods into a more suitable one that interests one for often, we humans tend to ‘hate a job’ but actually, we’re actually hating doing it. So, if we develop the methods in such a way that we’d like them, we may end up liking the job and hence, we’ll have sustained interest to have consistency in doing it.

I feel that this post has been a bit too lengthy so I’ll just end here. For further reading on procrastination and stress, you dear readers can have a look at these slides I’ve made when I conducted a sharing session in my school based on a productivemuslim talk I attended here.

The file: ae.pdf 

It may seem very vague so inshaAllah, I’m planning to post about it in the future:)

To conclude, the picture above has only one big picture..hint: look until you can really sea the big picture….get it??:D

Hope this post has been of some benefit by the Grace of Allah, where all the good stuff here is from Him while all the discrepancies here are from yours truly..

May He gives us all the ability to enjoy and savour every letter we write(or rather, type out) in an effort to be consistent Muslim bloggers on the path of spreading this beautiful gem for all to appreciate and experience..Ameen:)


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I have alhamdulillah completed my exams a few weeks ago. I have planned lots of projects and posts to further develop and diversify the content on this blog.

But, as Allah says in Surah Al-Anfaal verse 30…

Upon completing my exams, I suffered from severe iman deterioration due to several factors, among which is mega time wastage due to the lack of motivation to be productive and also fatigue from non-stop ‘productivity’(which is just an excuse for me to sleep away 2/3 of each and every day). Not forgetting the food (junk food) I’ve been stuffing myself with plus the lack of exercise(I had a knack for not being punctual sadly:( and hence, I usually breeze walk or run for about 700m every single day to get to school on time)

So, alhamdulillah, I managed to slowly nourish back my iman beginning with this post here today:) I sourced for sites to motivate me to sustain this nourishment so as not to return back to those dark times..SubhanAllah, only He knows what I really needed as I found these sites here:    and    and   and

Do check them out!:D

In addition, I found this amazing du’a from

and this… I deserve to cut myself some slack and chill a while due to all the ‘good’ I’ve done so far? I don’t think so…!

and this….

"hmm..I wonder what the mountains thought of when I was born..." *sarcasm* Who am I to "relax" for weeks when Rasulullahs PBUH did not take any time off from da'wah? Who am I really, compared to him??

“hmm..I wonder what the mountains thought of when I was born…” *sarcasm*
Who am I to “relax” for weeks when Rasulullahs PBUH did not take any time off from da’wah? Who am I really, compared to him?? (Being hard on myself gives me motivation for self-improvement:D)

I request your du’a for Allah to help me and all the brothers and sisters out there to sustain this nourishment as indeed this is a test I believe that is common to us all..

All the good and beneficial stuff here is from the Most High and all discrepancies here are from yours truly

Jazakumullah Khayr Wassalaamu a’laikum wr. wb.:)

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Sometimes I Wonder..


Hmm..sometimes I do wonder..

Why we can read the whole Harry Potter series but we aren’t able to read a page of the Quran

Why we can stay up all night for a movie but not a minute before Fajr for Tahajjud

Why we spent hundreds on accessories but not even a single cent to clothe the poor

Why we are able to focus on a movie till we forgo everything, but in our Solah, we think about even the pettiest things

Why we lavishly ‘idolise’ the entertainers but not the Creator of all, including entertainment

Why for a girl to be accepted for herself, she must go and change her image till actually, she is being accepted for what people want her to be

Why in Africa, people treasure the fats they have, while in well-to-do countries, they hate their fats

Why we strive to emulate those who are slaves to humanity rather than those who are slaves to God

Why our eyes easily flicker to something haram but when we see a beggar, our eyes just as quickly stray

Why we can listen to heavy metal music and dance along with it but when we hear the azan, we can’t even lift a finger

Why we spent thousands on food and waste 99% of it when the poor spend a few cents on food and eat 99% of it

I wonder why I still disobey Him, when He has given me everything I need…

Ya Allah, protect me from showing ungratefulness for all that you have bestowed on me..

Ya Allah, help me stay on Your path and guide me back to it if I stray..

Ya Allah, don’t let me find the answers to those questions above by making me experience them at first hand

Ya Allah, I really really need your help to appreciate your favours upon me..

I know I’m nothing without You but I behave as if I’m everything..

Ameen Ya Rabbal A’lameen






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Path to happiness#2

Don’t focus on what people might do based on what they have done. Rather take lesson from what they have done and try think about what you are going to do as you can’t change others but you can change yourself. Taking note of their previous reaction will ensure you make wise decisions in taking the right actions in correctly dealing with their reaction so as to not be shaken by it


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