Saturday, July 13, 2013

Ramadan 1434H.. to improve taqwa

Here comes another Ramadan.

This time around, my preparation for Ramadan started as early as 2 weeks before.
In the Quran (Surah Baqarah:183), fasting is obligatory to Muslims, in order to achieve taqwa. That is the essence of Allah giving us this ibadah, to achieve taqwa.

So let us check ourselves during the coming Eidul Fitri, have we improved our level of taqwa after fasting the whole month of Ramadan.

In Malaysia, people normally ask "Where do you perform tarawikh prayers?"
Good question.. After Ramadan, very seldom do people ask "Where do you do your jemaah isya prayers?"

While tarawikh is sunnat, Isya' is wajib. I leave it at there... 

When I see so many people in the masjid for Isya prayers in the month of Ramadan, I began to realise that, it is indeed Allah, that gives Hidayah to us humans. Without His hidayah, we will not achieve the deen. Imagine, persuading people to do Isya prayers in the masjid outside Ramadan. You will not be able to challenge the crowd during Ramadan period. Subhanallah..

So, here comes my simple conclusion during this Ramadan. Continue seeking "hidayah" from Allah to give us the guidance to do good things (especially the 5 time prayers in jemaah). Also continue to learn the Tafseer of Al-Quran to make us the DEEP understand of this wonderful & beautiful Islam, for us to achieve the status of SLAVE of ALLAH..

May Allah give us the hidayah & may Allah protect us from syaitan & may all of us achieve greater taqwa from year to year..   

My childhood days....

It has been 5 years since I first started blogging.

Alhamdulillah, I am still able to blog. Allah give me the strength to continue writing. I love to write. But I need to also add value to whoever read my blog. My readers must feel that they have learnt something after reading my blog.

It is time to write about me.

I was born in Terengganu. It is situated on the east coast of Peninsular Malaysia. I am the second child of my parents. Sadly, my elder brother (who was born in Terengganu) died during childbirth. So, I became the first child. I am also the first grandchild.

Not wanting to repeat what happened to my brother (who died), my grandparents took me from my mother and raised me. My parents did not object, as both of them were in Kuala Lumpur at that time, while I stayed in Kuala Terengganu.

My grandfather was  the Chief Police Officer (CPO) of the state of Terengganu. He was the first Malay CPO of a particular state. The other states, the CPO were British.

So, I was being pampered during my childhood. My "mother" was my grandmother. It was told that I was really naughty when I was 2-5 years old. I don't remember at all.

My grandfather retired in 1968, and all of us moved to Petaling Jaya (a new township at that time). That was where I realised that I have another mother. Nevertherless, I was still a naughty boy.

I went to a primary school in PJ from 1972 until 1977. I got good grades during that time. I lost my grandmother in 1972 (4th July) after she suffered from heart attack. I then adjusted myself back to be with my parents.

One more thing, I was also the only child until 1971. My brother came on that year. Then came my 2 sisters in 1974 & 1975 respectively. I guess, being the only child spoilt me a bit...

I khatam my Quran in 1977. What a proud moment for me. During my schooldays, I usually came 2nd in my class. The no. 1 in class was my good buddy until today by the name of Danial Mohd Noor. He was a genius.
I love football. I love playing it as well as watching it.. It is a wonderful game. I used to follow Malaysia, especially when they play in "Pestabola Merdeka". Malaysia was among the best team in Asia at that time. The likes of Mokhtar Dahari, Soh Chin Aun, Santokh Singh & Arumugam.

That was basically my childhood days. I only remember during my childhood in Petaling Jaya. It has 22 sections & then they open up 25 more sections (SS).

My 4 daughters are all born and raised in Petaling Jaya. Their neighbourhood is similar to mine & I hope they have a good life just like I do...