Update

Salam wbt..

The fastest visa grant I’ve ever witnessed- less than 24 hours. Subhanallah, ada hikmahnya disitu, insya Allah..

Again, I’m experiencing a mixed feeling of sadness and happiness. Sad to leave my family and friends and Nilai, but also happy to see my akhawat in Sydney again, and to conduct research (let this happy feeling for the latter lasts forever insya Allah!) I just chatted with an ukhti of mine from Sydney and she said she’s relieved to have me coming. Alhamdulillah, I hope the rest feel the same too. Semoga kehadiran ana di Sydney mengurangkan beban antunna dalam dakwah dan tarbiyyah, insya Allah..

The one thing I’ll 100% surely miss is having a direct mas’ulah.. one who can monitor me directly, what I’m doing, my akhlak, my behaviour, my tarbiyyah. Someone who’s against human privacy encroachment would think there’s something wrong with me by stating the above, but for someone who really really appreciates tarbiyyah, he or she would know that I am in a great loss by not having someone above me to hold my hand if I slip away..

No doubt my biggest fear coming to Sydney again is to be ‘dried out’- I will be giving so much yet I am receiving so little. By right it shouldn’t be the case..  the input that I get from tarbiyyah should be equal or more than the output from me to the tarbiyyah of others. I’m still thinking how to remedy this problem… My biggest worry is that my tarbiyyah will terbantut because of this matter… nooooo…. na’udzubillahi min zalik 😦 Insya Allah I will definitely rely on my work as a dai’e to gain the indirect tarbiyyah, probably that’ll be more for me to experience..

Coming back to the present, I have still tons of work to do. I haven’t finished preparing for the Badar al Kubra tazkirah, sending my visa and CoE to the uni for them to book my ticket asap, and also marking lab reports which I will dearly miss once I leave (haha).

Will my coming to Sydney be blessed and given barakah by Allah, Ameen. I should remind myself to go with the right foot (niat yang sejahtera kerana Allah SWT). [Bolded due to its utmost importance]

Much love 🙂

So long, my absence

Assalaamualaikum wbt..
Dah lama tak update this blog.. Even though the last one was just a few months ago, but I felt that there were so many things that had happened which are left unwritten. So many!

Alhamdulillah since my home coming I’ve learnt a lot in life, just from simple stuff nothing big really.. I thank Allah for not leaving me and still teaching me what I need to learn in this life 🙂

I feel that this blog shows the real me. Though I am still not ready yet to show it to the whole world especially to my old friends whom I dearly love, I think it’s still too complicated for them to see me in this state, let alone reading this blog.  So if they want to see my ‘milder’ writings they can visit my facebook anytime 😛

Anyhow, throughout my stay  in Malaysia after I did my Honours in Australia, I’ve been staying in Nilai with my husband and there I meet some of the sweetest people. Alhamdulillah Allah has introduced me new friends whom I can learn a lot from. Alhamdulillah. Those in Nilai who are reading this you know who you are 🙂

I’ve also learnt a lot being a wife (and a housewife hehe). Those who know me well in Aussie would know what I mean by this. I think I now have more sense of responsibility not just taking care of my own self but also of a person whom I really really love.  Oh I’m about to shed tears now! Ok control. To zauj if you are reading this I am still learning and hope you will be more patient with me on my journey to become a better wife (and housewife), jazakallah khair 🙂

I’m sorry if this sounds inappropriate for a blog, but since I got married, I think I now know more the meaning of LOVE that Allah has given to His creations for them to experience. The love I have for my husband, I actually can feel that Allah has transferred the feeling inside my heart and let me express that through words, expressions, gestures even what I’m typing out right now! The love for my parents and my family, knowing where they have come from and how they are (they’re not really bad haha I sound as if they are), is really just sort of ‘automatic’–the feeling is just there for you to give. Animals– e.g. cats and horses, not only I love them, I can actually feel their love to their buddies just through their gestures and actions. Subhanallah.

The existence of love shows the existence of Allah. The power of LOVE!

I love Allah

I love Rasulullah SAW (it shows I would just cry out of reading seerah over and over again)

I love my family

I love my friends, ALL of them

I love animals (except mosquitoes, well probably I should love them but that’ ll be quite weird because I always wanted to smash them whenever they’re at my sight hehe)

I LOVE!

Thank you Allah you’re my Eternal Love.

Ending Procrastination through Islam

Salam

I’m with you if you believe that every solution lies within Islam. Everything and anything. Why? Because Islam is the religion created by Allah and Allah alone knows what’s best for His creations including us humans. Therefore, it means that if we have any problem then we should seek help from none but Allah. I seek forgiveness from Him due to my weakness: procrastination. Below is an exerpt both from IslamOnline and islam.ca on how to combat procrastination through the eyes (or kacamata) Islam.

Q: Is there any Islamic remedy for procrastination and laziness?

Answering the in-hand question, Sheikh Ahmad Kutty, a senior lecturer and an Islamic scholar at the Islamic Institute of Toronto, Ontario, Canada, states:

“The perfect remedy for procrastination is to nurture sound faith in the manner of the Salaf As-Salih (pious predecessors). Prior to Islam, they were a people without any sense of human achievement or performance, but once they were exposed to the empowering message of the Qur’an, they became energized and utterly transformed; they shook off their complacency and lethargy, and became peak performers and achievers. Whatever they touched was changed anew through their dynamic faith. The Qur’an spoke thus about their faith, “Is he – who was once dead and then We revived him (through the message of Islam) and thus We appointed for him a light whereby he walks among people – comparable to one who is steeped in darkness, never able to come out of it?” (Al-An`am: 122)

The remedy for fighting procrastination, therefore, is to nurture such dynamic faith.

Coming to precise tips based on such a vision that one can readily apply in order to empower oneself and shake off the habit of procrastination, let us state the following:

1) Procrastination is a learned habit; habits are formed by repeated acts. So the best way to fight procrastination is to take immediate steps to do the thing one is postponing. So every time one is tempted to procrastinate, one must do whatever it takes to do just the opposite. It may be hard in the beginning, but by repeating it over and over, one learns to break the habit. This process must continue until one has learned the new habit and thus it becomes a second nature.

2) As you rise in the morning put yourself in a positive mind set by counting the blessings of Allah thus emulating the beautiful example of our beloved Prophet, peace and blessings be upon him, and praying to Allah to grant you a successful day full of blessings.

3) Try to start your work after Fajr for the Prophet, peace and blessings be upon him, prayed to Allah, “O Allah, bless my Ummah in their early morning endeavors.”

4) Turn to Allah in supplication and seek His help in fighting sloth, laziness and helplessness through the following prayers (Du`a’s):

Allahumma innee a`dhu bika mina al-‘ajzi wa al-kasal wa al-jubun wa al-bukhl wa ghalabati al-dayni wa qahri al-rrijaal
(O Allah, I seek refuge in You from helplessness, sloth, cowardice, niggardliness, and burden of debts and domineering men.)

Laa ilaaha illa Allaahu al-`azeem al-haleem, la ilaaha illa Allaahu rabbu al-`arshi al-`azeem, laa ilaaha illa Allaahu rabbu al-ssamaawaati wa al-ardhi wa rabbu al-`arshi al-kareem (There is no god but Allah, the Glorious and Clement; there is no god but Allah, Lord of the Great Throne; there is no god but Allah, Lord of the heavens and earth and the Noble Throne).”

Excerpted, with slight modifications, from: http://www.islam.ca