Finally, after long-waited I have the Sami Yusuf new album, Salaam. Thanks to someone who helped me to get this and send through Pos Laju to me. Very much appreciate her.
Unpacked the Pos Laju Parcel.
Finally…in my hand.
Previously, when I bought Maher Zain album, Forgive me and Irfan Makki I believe, it comes with lyrics book that attached inside the album. But not for this Salaam album.
Salaam album came with 16 tracks. Some of them have been released earlier in YouTube such as Forgotten Promises, It’s a Game and I am Your Hope.
Sami Yusuf keep his traditional music styles, singing in english and mixed with arabic, malay and urdu. Listen to Sami songs never fail to make me smile and cheer. Excellent job Sami!!!.
My first run
Run: NTCRC Run
Distance: 9.7 km
I finished the run below the cut-off time(90 min) and only managed to get the finisher certificate. I did not get the medal because its only for the first 500 finisher. That not really good run for me as I did stop few times during the run. If I keep continue run without stop on during the tournament, perhaps I can finish the run as first 500 and qualify to get medal.
That was my first run and hopefully become starting point to participate in more run/marathon in the future.
I need more practice. Practice makes habits.
Insya-Allah, my next run will be Valdor Run.
Shortly after graduated from university, I have been offered to work in pharmaceutical company. Without have to take long time to think, I accepted the offer. After work for 10 months, I left the company.
Have a chance worked in this halal industry, make me realize how important this industry to Muslim consumers and to those Muslim that struggle to be manufacturer of halal products. They have to compete with other halal food manufacturing company that most of them are conquered by non-Muslim. In term of market and supplier, it is difficult for Muslim manufacturers to penetrate the market. I am not saying that those non-Muslim that produce halal products are not good, in fact they also get certificate from JAKIM and HCCAP, have Muslim workers in their factor and also offer better salary package (more…)
What life really means if there is no improvement in ourselves?. It’s not just about materialistic of having a new car or smart phone, but much more important is our inner self, our interaction with other people and how do we perceive our lives.
Let’s have a look few things that I acquired since few months ago. These points become so much important to me recently.
1) Surrounded by good people
I just realized that throughout my life, I’ve surrounded by good people. Unfortunately, I always complained about my life and this attitude had blind my heart to see those good people. As I started to be more grateful with what Allah has bestowed upon, then I realized how lucky myself to surrounded by good people, since I was kid till now.
Be grateful with what you have and good life will come along it.
2) Think positive of everything
I still remember reading someone blog. The writer said, ” my lecturer said, if we want to succeed, we have also to think negative about people around us”.
I don’t know whether the above theory really work or not. But if you go through the life of successful people, you will know how did they went through it. They moving forward with positive thinking about other and everything that happened to them.
Your positive mind and thinking will generate positive energy in your life.
3) Love everyone
The word ‘love’ always to be associate with loving couple, boyfriend & girlfriend, pakwe & makwe. What people don’t realize that love have many branches; love to your parents, siblings, colleagues etc. If you can said love to you boyfriend/girlfriend, why don’t you used the same word to others. I started to use this word to my surrounded people to show how important they to me(but in funny way/joke) and believe it or not, it’s can enhance your relationship with those people.
4) Take criticism likely
Criticism might hurt you, either it be delivered politely and harshly by people. People critics you for reasons. Take positive approach will reduce of hurt feeling to yourself. Think this way: people critics you because they seen not good thing on you and want you to change that. They want you to improve and become a better person because they love you. By taking approach, you are less likely to get long-hurt feeling and will boost you to change or improve yourself based on that criticism.
10 qualities of Successful People by Sheikh Hamza Yusuf.
1. Have strong sense of purpose.
For example know that you are a Muslim, know that you are Allah’s servant, know that you are His Khalifah (vicegerent), and know that you are accountable to Him first and foremost. And what greater sense of purpose than to know that your goal is Allah (SWT).
2. Seek our role of model or mentor.
For example, Prophet Muhammad SAW was given the stories of the Prophet who went before him to make firm his heart so he would have success just as Prophet before him had success despite all the tribulations.
3. Have strength of visualizing the goal.
Visualizing our success. (more…)
Dates always play important role in our lives. After all, it’s represent the passing of time and the milestones in its own way.
Yes, the milestones!!!
Just look at yourself. How far you have move till now. Stand in front of mirror and compare to your pictures when you were young, at school, university or at the time you are still single. Of course, you physical appearance had changed, maybe look like Hollywood actor in your favorite movies or if you are girl you might look like Aishwarya Rai with her beautiful eyes and hair. Whatever your physical appearance, that not really you have to bother, rather than the other changes that you have go through, financial, emotional, mental as well as maturity that you’ve acquired through your life experiences.
Because of that, we always celebrate the important dates such as achievement, birthday, wedding (more…)
As reminder, in many of the explanations above the reference is to ‘may’, that is, seeing such a thing in a dream ‘MAY’ indicate that ‘such and such’ was seen.
Abu Hurayrah narrated Muhammad (S) said, “There are three types of dreams: a righteous dream which is glad tidings from Allah, the dream which causes sadness is from Shaitan, and a dream from the ramblings of the mind. (Sahih Muslim)
ATHAAN (call to prayer): Seeing oneself giving the call to prayer may indicate one’s plans for Hajj will succeed.
BATHING: Dreaming of oneself bathing in cool water may refer to Allah’s acceptance of one’s repentance, a cure from sickness and/or the lifting of a calamity.
BIRDS: Seeing birds flying or circling over one’s head in a dream may indicate the attainment of an administrative post. (more…)
Salam and peace to all.
I don’t whether the below writing is supposed to be a song lyric or a kind of poem. I wrote it in the office at the time that I have nothing to do. I wrote it step by step, little by little, day by day. Wherever I have an idea, I would write on notebook until I finished it. I am not poetry or song writer, so the below piece of art might not well written and convey the real message.
What To Do? Where To Go?
What to do?
Where to go?
If no one cares,
Put your in the chest,
Say all is well,
I got more problem than yourself,
But you know that only perception.
What to do?
Where to go?
If no one loves, (more…)