Monday, August 25, 2014

Come to Allah.. He is waiting for us

I am extracting some common themes that I gather from the Quran.

The many Makki surahs, Allah repeatedly remind us that He has the power to resurrect people who have died. There are numerous ayats that confirms that Allah has the power to resurrect dead people, just like He can make the earth back to life again by sending water from the sky to the dead and barren land. This is easy to Allah.

We, as slaves of Allah, must strongly believe in the akhirah. The day that we will all be judged on our deeds and we will be rewarded or punished.

Remember that the mercy of Allah is much-much bigger than His wrath. Always seek repentance, as Allah is Most Forgiving, even if you think that what you have done is so bad that Allah will not forgive.

Do not ever think that way!! Allah is so Merciful that He can forgive ALL your sins. Have that believe in your mind. Make doa that Allah forgive our sins. Best way to make repentance is during 1/3 of the night (before Fajr). Seek Allah's mercy. He is waiting for you, always waiting for you to come to Him.

Dear friends, come back to Allah and always remember Him in whatever circustances. He will DEFINITELY remember and protect you. If a calamity befalls you, always know that He is testing you for your own good. Tests are made to make you strong and draw you nearer to Him.

Remember Allah... Make doa... Aameen

My Ramadan and Eid 1435H

It has been awhile since I last posted on my blog.

This Ramadan 1435H has been a very challenging year.

I approached this year's Ramadan in a mild way. I wanted this Ramadan to have a lasting effect on me.

The fasting, Isya' jemaah (+ tarawikh) prayers and the reciting of Quran are all done in a small but consistent manner.

I wish that what I did during Ramadan is almost the same as what I did in other months, eventhough what we do in Ramadan has a multiplying factor.

I still feel that the main intention of Ramadan is to obtain taqwa, and if I can continue doing what I did during Ramadan in other months, that in itself is an increase in taqwa.

Alhamdulillah, with small but consistent deeds, I hope that these deeds are continuous until the day I return to Allah. The Aed Fitri is also the same. It was celebrated in a moderation manner. The main agenda of Eid is remembering Allah who has given us so much.

May the training in Ramadan has a lasting effect on me and on all Muslims.


Sunday, July 27, 2014

My FIFA World Cup prediction.. the conclusion

On the last 2 of the FIFA World Cup 2014
1 out of 3 South American teams are still in (Arg)
1 out of 5 European teams is still in (Ger)

The champions is Germany! Which is still in my prediction list when the WC2014 started!

After Germany beat Brasil; my heart strongly feel that Germany will be Champions!

Congratulations to Germany. They are a wonderful team. That should be the way if a country wants to be World Champions.

The two substitutes combined well to create and score the goal in extra time.

I thoroughly enjoy the tournament. Football is the outright winner.

Until 2018 in Russia.

Sunday, July 6, 2014

My FIFA World Cup predictions... until last 8 and last 4

On the last 8 of the FIFA World Cup 2014

2 out of 3 South American teams are still in (Bra, Arg)
1 out of 5 European teams is still in (Ger)
No more African teams.

On the last 4 of the FIFA World Cup 2014
 2 out of 3 South American teams are still in (Bra, Arg)
1 out of 5 European teams is still in (Ger)

So my prediction still stands.

Whatever happens, happens......

Be Confident and stay humble

I want to differentiate between being arrogance and confidence.

Arrogance, is where you
1. are impressed with yourself
2. think you are better than others

Confidence, does not have the two above traits, but have all the attributes of arrogance.

It is a very thin line between the two, and Quran teaches us about these 2 traits.

In surah Yusof:55; He (Yusof) said "Appoint me over the treasures of the land, surely I am watchful, knowing"

In surah Yusof:56; And thus did We give power to Yusof in the land. He established himself wherever he liked. We caused Our mercy to reach whom We will. And We waste not the reward of the doers of good. 

If you are good in a certain field, it is okay to promote yourself and volunteer to hold a certain key post. But, remember NOT to have to be IMPRESSED with yourself and DO NOT think that you are better than others and belittle them.

May this be a lesson to all, and may Allah grant us confidence and stay humble.

After all, we are all slaves of Allah

Some positive things to do... you will attain peace

HATE NO ONE, no matter how much they have wronged you

FORGIVE people who have wronged you

Live HUMBLY, no matter how wealthy you are

Think POSITIVELY, no matter how hard life is

GIVE, eventhough you have little

Keep in TOUCH, with people you know, eventhough they do not call or visit you

Make DOA for the people you love, eventhough they do not remember you

Saturday, June 28, 2014

My prediction so far.... FIFA World Cup 2014

FIFA 2014 after the group matches:-
Group A Mexico replaces Croatia (Bra,Mex)
Group B Chile replaces Spain (Ned,Chi)
Group C No surprises (Col,Gre)
Group D England & Italy out (CRC, Uru)
Group E No surprises (Fra,Sws)
Group F Nigeria replaces Bosnia (Arg, Nig)
Group G US replaces Portugal (Ger,USA)
Group H No surpises (Bel,Alg)

My prediction so far:-
3 out of 3 South American past winners are still in (Bra,Arg,Uru)
2 out of 5 European team are still in (Ger,Fra)
African team will do well. 2 out of 5 are still in (Nig, Alg)

4 teams have maximum points (Ned,Col,Arg,Bel)
4 teams have minimum points (Gre,Nig,USA,Alg)

Surprise team is Costa Rica. Most impressive team is to me Columbia
Let us continue....