Thursday, April 5, 2012

Allah granted my wish

Wanting to follow-up on my blog on Turn to Allah, you will get yr wish

I prayed & made doa to Allah to seek for help starting on Fri 17 Feb 2012. My wish was granted by AlMighty Allah on 23 Mar 2012. All praised be to Allah for granting me my wish.

Allah does not give me immediately, but 35 days later. That gave me 2 important lessons:-
1. Sabr (patience) is required
2. Perseverance (never give-up) is another important element

From this lesson, my belief (yaqin) is to submit to Allah whatever my wish.
Wa iyya ka nasta'iin. (& you alone, we ask for help)

I seek help from Allah & I believe that Allah will grant it to me. If Allah does not grant it to me, then He knows what is best for me.
Radhi atan mardhi'ah. Well pleased (with yourself) and well pleased (with Allah)

Allahu Akbar..

Wednesday, April 4, 2012

Choosing a career-passion

Lately, as I reflect myself of my age (47+), I began to wonder how much years I still have before I die & kembali keRahmat Allah.

At this juncture, I am assisting my daughter to apply for pre-University. My advice to her is to take up a career that you are PASSIONATE about. Do not choose a course because I asked you to.

I began to have reflections of what I was passionate about in the past. When I was 6 years old, I wanted to be truck driver. I used to have these small 18-wheeler trucks (MATCHBOX) in my collection, and someday, I want to drive one. There was this TV series back then (1971) (Pok Amai Amai) when I was a participant in that program, I brought my trucks along. The hostess asked, adik besar nak jadi apa? And without hesitation, I said I wanted to be a truck driver & proudly showed my 18-wheeler MATCHBOX truck. There was also this TV series entitled "BJ and the Bear" that I watched as a small kid. This TV series was about a trucker by the name of BJ with his pet Bear (a chimpanzee), a story about a trucker who drove an 18-wheeler truck across USA. That enhanced me to be a trucker.

After SPM, when I became a young boy (a bit mature), a wanted to be a Football Manager. I wanted to be like Ron Atkinson (Man Utd Manager at that time-1983), but not as flamboyant as him. I wanted badly to manage a football team, to strategies and to WIN trophies. I wanted to go to England to study about football coaching & management. I ended up taking Electrical Engineering in England.

After working for 10 years, I wanted to be a good person. I wanted to share my experience with others. I wanted to be a good Muslim, to learn about Quran & to make me a better person with knowledge. I went to UM to take Sijil Pengajian AlQuran (SPAQ).

In conclusion, your passion change with respect to time. I did become a truck driver (as I have an MPV). I became a football manager for SOFC(System Operation Football Club)in TNB from 2002-06 (eventhough I am an Electrical Engineer by profession). But most importantly, I strive to become a muttaqin (orang bertaqwa). Whatever we become, eventually the ultimate aim is to be a true.... Slave of Allah. It is the most satisfying passion of them all.