Thursday, February 14, 2013


"Introverts find social gathering draining.
Being in the crowd drains their energy. They charge their batteries while being alone. They enjoy their own company. They enjoy nurturing their habits, like gardening, reading, writing, keeping journals and even daydreaming. They learn best through observation. They listen more than talk. They are self-aware, keep emotions private, keep enthusiasm to self, interested in self-knowledge and self-understanding."

I see. Thank you Allah for making me see this.

Someone used to say, "you know yourself so much". I lost words to explain how I achieve that point but I know it is there with me for a long time.

I stayed aside in my very last gathering, a cohort dinner gala. I preferred sitting alone rather than clicking and snapping and posing and smiling for photography session. I was totally drained at that moment.

I used to hate crowds and that stays in me till now. Night market is the last place I would choose to go, unless I really have to find something there and it's very urgent.

But that does not mean I am not friendly and remain shut towards the world, no.
I hang around with my housemates then I will have my me-time in my room alone.

When I travel with a public transport like train or bus, I will choose a seat close to the window so that I can look outside, think and enjoy my time alone and relate myself and my life to it. It is always refreshing and fun to do that.

Thank you Allah. Now I know, and I am grateful for this chance. Should use it for the good of the ummah! InshaAllah.

Tuesday, February 12, 2013

Little Traveller

I met the people I love
time spent with nice food,
warm smiles and pep talks,
of life, families and interests,
of quran and sunnah,
of reminders and life experiences,
watching the natural wonders
around us, actions of people,
and various survival efforts of imaan,
learning to be patient and trust Allah,

I am also reminded that-
When you give your best
You get the best in return.

Sorry my ideas are not organised.
But inshaAllah readers get what I am trying to imply.

That Gaza cartoon boy, is an effort to make the world see the urgency of humanitarian aids and du'a, a single person can give.

Come, really squeeze your potentials for Islam.

Wednesday, February 06, 2013

Of dry twigs

There is this walkway or I would rather say -a small path leading to my home sweet home. It always feels nice to walk through, bet you, you will be amused and comforted by the smell of grass, the shady trees, some bright red flowers and the scattered pebbles along the way.

You see, there is one more thing that catches my attention every time I skipped my way throught that little road. There is also a big, old tree. Well, it is a dead tree. You could even count the dry leaves that are left between its many twigs. If you walk close at dawn, you will see this great silhoutte formed before you- and you will smile in seconds without you realizing it.

This tree makes me 'see'.
Allah creates life.
Allah creates death.
Yet death is beautiful for a tree that amuses me.

And for us, death is beautiful -make syahid as one of our many dreams.

The tree, captured today (wed,06022013) - close at dawn.

Tuesday, February 05, 2013


There was this Australian guy, he flew all the way from Sydney, and dropped by to have a chat with a few locals. He was one curious man, always animated and he said 'hi' to every single person he met on the street.

It was noon. As i was packing up, he came up to me, you see out of the blue he asked me this,

"I saw the word repent in this children book, it's a strong word. I think it means like you feel sorry of your wrong deeds and you want to start anew, and improve yourself to be better, am i right?"

Ditto, Steven. You got it right.

That hit me right in the chest.

Thank you Allah.

A non-muslim telling you about returning to Allah, that is surely nothing else but a clear hint. Return. Repent.

By the way the title of the children book is "Benny the Bully". Sorry, can't remember who the author is.