Saturday, December 13, 2014

Reflections of year 2014

I had the time to reflect on what has happened to me in 2014.

It has been a fabulous year, full of joy and laughter for me, just like the previous years.

I have been blessed with such good fortunes. No doubt there are challenges, but I consider them decorations that make this life so very wonderful and colourful.

My deen (relation with Allah), my family, my work, my team Man Utd (passion) has been very good indeed.

I thank Allah for ALL these. Let it continue with ALL the good things in life.

This whole life, I consider it as a journey. Meeting all kinds of people along the way. Young and old, good and bad.

But the pitiful site is that many people are seeking for pleasures that are temporary and short term. They become very impatient and materialistic. The emotions are constantly being fed with high expectations and this becomes a recipe of negative feelings and emptiness.

If I may just share with everyone, until and unless this heart is filled with the remembrance of Allah, it will NEVER attain peacefulness & satisfaction.

We end up worshipping the gift and not the GIVER. We end up filling our hearts with our desires/goals and not Allah's. We make doa of what we WANT and not what we NEED.

So, if we did not get the gift, then we become frustrated and angry.

Hey! Wait a minute. What are we trying to ultimately achieve here? The pleasure of Allah... not our own pleasures which are temporary and short-term.

Detachment from dunya is NOT that you own nothing, but NOTHING OWNS you except Allah.

So do not be deceived by this worldly things. Fill our hearts with ALLAH. Remember Him and be conscience of His presence ALL the time. Definitely we will achieve PEACE!!


Man Utd vs Liverpool BPL game 2014/15

Manchester United vs Liverpool matches are always considered something special here in Malaysia.

This is because, if you combine the fans from both these 2 teams and compare against fans that support other English teams, then MU&Pool fans outnumber the rest.

The 2 teams won more domestic trophies than any other clubs and the tradition goes back many many years ago.

As I grow older (but not necessarily wiser), I could not care less who wins this classic game.

3 points and a bragging rights is for grabs.

I predict a MU win based on current form.

High Expectations

Expectations are always high when you deal with High Ranking officers (like company CEOs) as they want the organisation to excel.

Nothing wrong with it. But High expectations WITHOUT Allah in the equation usually brings a lot of tension, frustration, confusion and unnecessary negative feelings.

Mukmins must remember that there are 2 components when we do things:-
1. If Allah permits
2. Our own efforts

When we execute things in order to achieve a certain objective, we have to do our best and make dua to Allah to achieve it. Then the execution becomes complete.

If we have done our level best and we achieve the objective, thank Allah for the success.

If we have done our level best, but still did not achieve the objective, then Allah did not permit it due to His All Knowing. He has something better for you.

If we have NOT done our best and we achieve the objective, thank Allah but be conscience that next time we must give our best because we got lucky this time.

Most of the time, we pity people who have high expectations, and are constantly leading a life full of tense and never at peace.

Make dua to Allah to protect us from the above. Aamiin.

Thursday, December 4, 2014

Comparison between MU under Moyes and LVG

Comparing Man Utd under LVG and Moyes on a game to game, there is not much difference in terms of points collected up until 14 games.

Both have collected almost the same points. The only difference is the style of play, where you can see that MU under LVG plays much faster pace and with greater determination.

It will be a very long and tough season and I still stick to my prediction that Man Utd will finish among the top 5.

In the mean time, enjoy the matches. Man Utd can only get better as the players blend in and positive results will definitely come.