Indonesians understand very well that to pray in Jum’ah is many times better than to do it alone. So whenever I’m doing my salah and someone taps my shoulder to join me and lead her in prayer, I feel very blessed.
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15 OCTOBER 2013, 07:44
Assalamu alaikum wa rahmatullahi wa barakatuhu!
Happy Eid’l Adha to my fellows in Islam! In this blessed day, I hope everyone has given their thanks to our Almighty Allah (S.W.). Let us say our Alhamdulillah for everything we had during these past years, the good that we deserve as well as the bad ones that made us stronger. Even more, let us be grateful that we have yet reached another Eid in our lives. Allah (S.W.) indeed is Great for bestowing us another chance to make better, to do well. Just imagine how many individuals in the world who have not reached this point of time. Alhamdulillah, indeed!
Also, let us not forget to ask repentance for our sins whether we’re conscious or unconscious of it. Remember, a good Muslim is someone who repents. So, let us ask forgiveness from Allah (S.W.) as well as to our family especially towards our parents, then to our friends and acquaintances. Let us be compassionate too and forgive them for any wrong that they have caused us.
So to anyone reading this, I ask for your apology for everything that I may have offended you. Inshallah, I hold no grudge to anyone so all apologies are accepted here.
Finally, let us pray that all of our salah, zakat, fast, hajj (for those who have performed it), good deeds and every single thing that we have done in the way of Islam will be accepted. Let us pray that we become the good Muslim in His eyes and die in a state of full submission to Allah (S.W.) and His will. Let us ask Him (S.W.) to spare us from the punishment in the grave and in yaumul qiyyamat and above all, freedom from the Hell fire. Let us ask Him (S.W.) too to grant us the good in this life and in Akhirah and of course, of jannatul firdaus.
Say “Allahu akbar, Allahu akbar, Allahu akbar La illaha ilallahu Allahu akbar, Allahu akbar wa lillahil hamd.”
Again, happy eid’l adha! Ma’asalam!
Remember when I told you (you most likely don’t) I was kind of sick of reading fiction books? How because I’m so surrounded with all of these novels that it has taken its toll on me already? How I wanted to read something non-fictitious? Well, I started with this book just because I don’t have any other resources. Even so, it was a really good read. Probably if I didn’t like this book I would have given up on perusing this kind of material. My will to look over the fact-based or real-life genre has gone in elevation.
This book actually is a memoir by the author about his life as a novelist and a runner—how running played a big part on the creation of his novels. It is a really inspiring (even if the author does not claim it himself) narrative of the being, not of a great author, but of an ordinary person (same as all of us) who knows the value of hard work, simple things, and the nature of life to be general.
I learned in so many ways from this autobiography. For one, maintaining a rhythm is very important. If we want to live a productive life like healthily and the likes, we must keep track of our time and make sure that we don’t spend it on aimless venture. Another, it has moved me to continue to do my best in pursuing my dreams no matter how unreachable, unfeasible and impractical they are because, truth be told, even if our dreams and goals in life are possible and realistic, sometimes it does not pose to be attainable. Through this too, I think I’ve come to understand introvert people and the solace or even happiness they get from sticking to their selves alone. Little comforts as in the littlest factors of life that bring about the most extraordinary feelings.
I know I’ve various readers (estee… feelingon lang) that’s why I don’t usually insert my religious belief on post which doesn’t concentrate on purely and strictly spiritual matter in order to avoid misunderstanding and chaos. However, this write-up is an exclusion. I’m a Muslim and this book, even though it’s not a religious material, caused me to be closer to my faith and most especially to the Almighty Allah (S.W.), Who holds everything on earth and in the heavens.
Islam preaches acceptance and contentment. And these ideas, I have fully and truly appreciated them after I have pored over this book. To accept life as it is for the universal truth that it is life—that things come and go and that when we were born, we are bound to grow old and eventually cease to subsist in this world—is my learning of acquiescence from this book. Whereas on contentment, I have come to know to be happy on what I have from this piece of biography—not that I refuse or stop to change my standing or to grab hold of my goals but a way to be glad when I haven’t changed it or achieve them yet or even if I wasn’t able to alter it or pull them off after trying so hard.
I’m not entirely sure because I’m the only one confirming it and nobody ever recognize a change in me these past few days, but I do feel that my way of thinking was definitely rehabilitated after going through this book. All in all, I love loved this book. I suggest that everyone should read it.
The life of this world is alluring to those who reject the faith, and they make fun of those who believe. But the righteous will be above them on the Day of Resurrection; for Allah (S.W.) bestows His abundance without measure on whom He will.
O you who believe! You are forbidden to inherit women against their will. Nor should you treat them with harshness, that you may take away part of the dower you have given them, except where they have been guilty of open lewdness (adultery); on the contrary live them on a footing of kindness and equity. If you take a dislike to them it may be that you dislike a thing and Allah (S.W.) brings through it a great deal of good.
Every soul shall have a taste of death: And only on the Day of Judgement shall you be paid your full recompense. Only he who is saved far from the Fire and admitted to the Garden will have attained the object (of Life). For the Life of this world is but goods and chattels of deception.
Surah Al-Imran, 185
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.