Boleh jadi, saat engkau tertidur lelap…
Pintu-pintu langit sedang di ketuk oleh puluhan doa untukmu,dari seorang fakir yang kau tolong, atau dari seorang yang lapar yang kau beri makan, atau dari seorang yang sedih yang kau bahagiakan, atau dari seorang yang berpapasan dengan mu yang engkau beri senyuman, atau dari seorang yang di himpit kesulitan kau lapangkan,
„maka engkau jangan pernah sekali-seklai meremehkan kebaikan.
(Ibnul Qayyim Al Jauzziyah dalam Kitab miftah daada di ris sa’aadah)
Some more advice that I have no right to give. I’m serious about the Stephen Silver advice though- he’s the man.
Imagine a real friend. A friend who never leaves you alone, who always loves, protects and wants the best for you, who meets all your needs before you even realize them, who is trustworthy, will never leave your side for all eternity, who will always love you and who asks only love and loyalty in return. For believers, that friend is Allah. He is a person’s finest friend and best helper. - Harun Yahya
Alhamdulillah for everything Allah :’)
And sometimes I have kept my feelings to myself, because I could find no language to describe them in.
Jane Austen, from Sense and Sensibility (Penguin Classics, 2003)
Be affectionate to your man. No matter how strong he might seem or appear to be, men always crave for affection. Be it loving words or gestures, they would surely make him feel special.
Give him his space when required. Men when worried needs to be on their own. Sometimes they need their space…
I get to look at this beautiful view most mornings.
Bagaimana bila kita berbicara tentang 10 tahun dari hari ini. Di hari itu usia kita mungkin sekitar 30 tahun. Kurang lebih dari itu. Hari itu, pertanyaan-pertanyaan kita tentang hari ini akan terjawab. Banyak sekali yang akan terjawab.
Siapa pasangan hidup kita. Apakah anak-anak kita laki-laki…
Hayya las Salah, Hayya Lal Falah: Rush to Prayer, Rush to Success
Think about Salah for a moment, and the power it has to fight distractions when performed properly and full concentration. When the athan goes off, we physically get up, leave everything we do, cleanse ourselves with a purifying ritual called wudhu, walk to the nearest mosque, perform a set of pre-defined actions with full concentration and thought, then head back home feeling completely refreshed.
This happens 5 times a day at a minimum. Have you ever thought about the effect this action has in our day to day focus and for our spiritual productivity?
Islam emphasises the importance of one’s focus on their Salah, in fact focus and concentration are linked to success in this life and the Hereafter. Allah Subhanahu Wa Ta’ala reminds us in the Qur’aan that:
“Successful indeed are the believers. Those who offer their Salah (prayers) with all solemnity and full submissiveness”
[Surah Al-Mu’minun 23: 1-2)
Since Islam teaches us to develop complete focus on our submission and relationship with Allah, this focus is not only meant for our daily prayers, but should stretch to every aspect of our life. Living a distracted life might be ‘fun’ but it’s not productive, and to be honest, I would suggest that a distracted life is one of the tricks of Shaytaan to keep our focus away from what is truly important in our lives.
Remember, for a Muslim, the key to success in this life and Hereafter is truly dependent on being able to fully concentrate and FOCUS in salah, and give our undivided attention to our Creator – Allah (Subhanahu Wa Ta’ala).