The movie of Beautiful Creatures is really dissapointing :c They made it a whole new story, almost nothing is like the book.. Bummer.
Du’a to remove bad habits:
Recite Ya-Hameedu 90 times.
Du’a to facilitate all things:
Recite Surah Inshirah 3 times.
Du’a to get your Du’a accepted;
Recite Ya-Wahhabu 7 times daily.
1. Give a copy of the Qur’an to someone. Every time they read from it, you gain.
2. Donate a wheelchair to a hospital. Each time a sick person uses it, you gain.
3. Teach someone to recite a Du’a.
4. Share a Qur’anic CD.
5. Participate in building a Masjid.
6. Place a water cooler/ well in a public place.
7. Plant a tree. You gain whenever a person or animal sits in its shade or eats from it.
8. Reblog this post and tag people. Even if only 1 person applies any of the aforementioned above, you gain, Insha’allah.
Yesterday had been boring. We stayed all day at the Asrama (Dorm). But, today was quite an adventure. Since there is not much public transportation in the place, only taxi which is indeed mahal (expensive) and our asrama was a little far from the kota (city) part of Jogja, so we walked for kms. And a lot of things passed to me. Here’s a list:
1. Although Philippine’s currency is stronger than the Indonesian Rupiah, I believe economy-wise that they are more stable. For one, gasoline is cheaper here because they have their own resources. They are not dependent on importing. Unlike Philippines, we have natural sources of gasoline too but we don’t know how to manage it. Thus, we are still largely based on buying outside. Furthermore, they also have a wide variety of agriculture here. Fruits that never grow in the Philippines like the Dragon fruit is here. Apple is even farmed here. And rice is cheap. When we ate at a restaurant, the average type, the owner let the customers to scoop all the rice they can consume for one order. It’s like Mang Inasal’s unlimited rice but you have to get all the rice you can in one take.
2. Another significant thing I observed is their excellent facilities on education. Do not mention MSU main or even UP Diliman. What they have here is far better. The State University located here in Jogja has this Petronas-like building for their Economy and Accountancy department. Can you believe that? It feels like it is not a school at all but a big corporate office. They even have elevators. Whilst the Private Universities are very big and modern. Moreover, in the UAD Dormitory where we are staying has this excellent faculties. The furnitures and the foam were all in good conditions. Space is wide. Every room has an electric fan. The water is 24 hours abundant. It has a nice view which is very conducive for learning. And yeah, it is wi-fied everyday, every minute, every second of the day.
3. The females here are “astig.” They don’t have much need for a public transportation because everyone or almost evryone knows how to ride a bike and a motorcycle. Even the senior citizens use bikes or motors. What more? You’ll be amazed at seeing women wearing hijab/veil and long skirts driving their motorcycles. And the kids like around 6 to 9 years old can easily ride a mountain bike, that kind which is very big and high.
4. The buildings and houses around here don’t use metal roofs. They utilize bricks. Exactly like those mentioned in the Three Little Pigs story. And of course, that’s mahal. Maybe that’s out of the influence of the Dutch people who had colonized them before or maybe they’re just rich.
5. Contrary to the belief of the many, Indonesia is not an Islamic State. It does not implement Shariah unlike Malaysia. Although, majority of its population are Muslims. So, most public places has Mushullah (Prayer Room) even shopping malls. What’s weird though is that they have a mixed, without division Mushullah for male and females in some places. So, when we prayed in this one mixed Mushallah we didn’t remove our under garments and directly wore the prayer gown then did salah. Anyway, as far as I know you can only pray mixed like that with your mahrams (family). Admittedly, it was an oddly shocking experience.
The Prophet Mohammad (S.A.W) said: “I guarantee a house in the surroundings of Paradise for a man who avoids quarreling even if he is right, a house in the middle of Paradise for a man who avoids lying even if he is joking, and a house in the upper part of Paradise for a man who makes his character good.”