"The want of plenty distracted you "

[Al-Quran; Sura Al-Kautsar]



So, which road should I choose now?

[Embark on the PhD train or disembark from the study train altogether]

Tuesday, June 28, 2011

Lord of Ramadhan

Tuesday, June 28, 2011
A vey nice song about the month of Ramadhan, a month full of barakah. 
This song is a combination of English, Turkish, German and Arabic language.
Very catchy!
Even though I don't understand the Turkish and German part... :-)
Sing by CoTu - Companions of True Unity



Lord of Ramadhan  


Ramadan rauhun rahman. Ramadan shahru al-quran. Ramadan faidun manan futihat fihi al-Jinan. Ramadan rauhun rahman. Ramadan shahru al-quran. Ramadan faidun manan Wal Eidu manun wa aman


The full lyric:-


Ramazan’ın efendisi
Bana ışığı gösterdin
İlk günden son güne kadar
Cennetin sanki o kadar yakında ki
Varlığını hissedebiliyorum
Gündüzümde ve gecemde
Geleceği dolduruyorum
Bu kadar doğru ve gerçek sözlerle

Ramazan ruh’ul Rahman
Ramazan şehr’ül Kur’an
Ramazan feyz’ül Mennan
Fütihat fih’il cinan

Ya Ramazan seni bekledik
Dört gözle hadi gel dedik
Doyamadım senin Rahmetine
Dayanamadım senin hasretine
Allah , yağdır şefkatini
Allah , dindir derdimizi
Gelmiş Ramazan’ın ilk on günü
Nurlandırdı kalplerimizi
Şefkat yağdı üzerimize, günlerimize
Rahman ismini bize göster
Bize göklerden nur indi cümlemize yine bu sene
Hamdolsun sana Yaradanım…
Şeytanları zincire bağladın…
Hamdolsun sana Yaradanım
Günleri geçmesin hiç Ramazan’ın…

Ramazan ruh’ul Rahman
Ramazan şehr’ül Kur’an
Ramazan feyz’ül Mennan
Fütihat fih’il cinan

Ramazanin meyveleri daha tesis edilmemiş
Biz bir nehiriz hiç bir yere akmayan
Bir gemiye binip bize gel ve Allah ’a pişmanligini göster
Sonsuza kadar O’nun adı ile yaşa ve O’na bağlı kal
Günahlarindan pisman ol Allah seni af eder.

Ramazan ruh’ul Rahman
Ramazan şehr’ül Kur’an
Ramazan feyz’ül Mennan
Fütihat fih’il cinan





p/s: well, I'm not sure whether the lyric is correct. Cause I think all of the lyric is in Turkish... Anyone can speak or understand Turks' language?


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Ramadhan Memory: Si Pemerhati yang Tajam



Well, this incident does not exactly happened in the month of Ramadhan...
+++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++

Semalam berjaya lagi untuk berpuasa. ;-)  Walaupun terdapat banyak godaan di depan mata..
[baca: durian, pengat durian, nasi kenduri, ayam berempah, etc..etc..]
Jadi akal pun membuat kira2 apakah juadah yang ingin dicuba dahulu ketika hendak berbuka... [haha, tak senonoh betul... makruh!]

Setibanya waktu berbuka, keputusan akhir yang dicapai adalah memanaskan nasi goreng lebihan sarapan ayah ibu pagi tadi.
Menu tambahan, telur dadar dan tempura ayam berserta air teh panas berasap...

Beberapa minit sebelum tibanya masuk waktu Maghrib, saya mengambil peluang untuk berdoa, kerana doa orang yang berpuasa itu sangat mustajab sehingga dia berbuka.
Maka saya pun menadah tangan...sambil memejamkan mata.

Sebelum mata saya sempat merapatkan pejamannya, saya nampak kelibat Aimi menuju ke dapur.
Dalam hati, "Apalagi la si kecik ni nak..."
Terus saya pejamkan mata rapat-rapat dengan harapan dia tidak akan mengganggu saya dengan meminta itu dan ini...

Sedang saya hendak memulakan doa, kedengaran bunyi pintu tandas diketuk dengan kuat sekali...
[bagi sesiapa yang pernah datang rumah ni, mereka tau yang pintu tandas dan dapur terletak sebelah-menyebelah]
"dung! dung! dung! dung! Ummi, bukalah pintu ni..."
"Nape?"
"dung! dung! dung! dung! Ummi, bukalah pintu ni. Nape ngan Ba Dak tu..?"

"dung! dung! dung! dung! Ummi, bukalah pintu ni. Nape ngan Ba Dak tu nangees?"
"Ummi....ummi.... nape ngan Ba Dak tu nanges...? Bukalah pintu ni..nape ngan Ba Dak tu"

Saya yang sedang hendak memulakan doa menjadi terbantut dek kerana bunyi ketukan soalan dia yang agak pelik itu... Doa yang simple dan senang pun tak berjaya dibaca [langsung lupa sebenarnya!].
Hanya perkataan 'Allahumma' yang berjaya dilafazkan berkali-kali.. 
Aduh, punah konsentrasiku..
Selepas beberapa kali mengetuk pintu bilik air, dan gagal membuat umminya membuka pintu, akhirnya Aimi pun senyap... [Itupun mungkin kerana saya sudah tidak lagi menadah tangan dan memejam mata (tanda-tanda orang menangis ye tuan-tuan) untuk berdoa.]
Saya mengambil keputusan untuk membaca doa berbuka puasa sahaja dan terus menjamu selera...


Nape ngan Ba Dak tu nanges??


Aduhai, terlepas peluang nak minta macam-macam dekat DIA..
Sebab tu la saya suka suruh ummi dia bawa budak-budak kecik tu main kat depan dan tutup pintu dapur bila saya hendak berbuka...

p/s: cuba untuk berpuasa seperti Nabi Daud. Sebab kalau puasa straight hari-hari, takut perut ni kena kejutan.. Hari pertama hari tu sudah angin satu badan... :-P Gear satu dulu, lepas ni boleh la speed up! Broooommm..brroooommm...



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Friday, June 24, 2011

Ramadhan Memory: Primary School 1

Friday, June 24, 2011
I skipped kindergarten.
After I went to pre-school, I directly enter the primary.
So, almost everything I learn in my year 1 [standard 1], i.e reading- rumi and jawi, calculating, and all the things that todays kindergarten students will learn. [I was shocked to see my nieces exercise books. They are like mine in standard 2! How advance!]

Poor them...
When I was in their age, I only need to play, be creative [i.e make a necklace out of rainbow macaroni or build a house from wafers] and play with paint till I got messy.
[Okey, enough with this story]

The experienced fasting during my first year in primary school was so hectic. Just imagine the school period is from 8.00am-1.00pm and continues at 2.30pm-6.00pm... [Two session; Two different schools]
Exhausting!

So, when the Ramadhan comes, my dad will give RM 0.50/RM1 for me to buy anything I like to eat for breaking fast... [Breaking fast when the sun is set, not sun still rise! :-P  ]
Hahaha... believe me, sometimes I make the sunset 'faster' then it supposed to... I bet some of you too!

++++++++++++ wink wink ++++++++++++++++++

Seduced by friends who did not fast.
Seduced by the chilled 'air sirap' [yang tak sesedap mana pun kalau diingat kembali.. :-)  ]
Seduced by the chilled ice-cream
Seduced by ...
Seduced by ...
Seduced by ...
...
...

Hmm. when I looked back to the list till the end, there's no nasi goreng or nasi lemak or mee goreng or laksa that I bought [seduced by].
So, I buy things not because I'm really really hungry [thirsty? maybe], but because of the junk-foods and the feeling to munch something [seduced by seeing others eating...]
What a waste... [of TIME for lying and acting TIRED back at home]  :-D

But if, [yes IF !] I do complete my fast [no cheating], I will buy drinks at the bazaar outside my school.
MENUS:-
Today: Air limau
Tomorrow: Air kelapa
A day after tomorrow: Cendol
2 days after tomorrow: Cincau
3 days ....
4 days ....
... ... ... ...
But the one I like to buy the most is Air limau!

And my mom/dad will say "Air ni kat rumah pun boleh buat... Tak payah la beli...."
Nope, I will still buy it the next day. Because it will taste more 'special' [Yeah right! Tak best la yang buat sendiri].  *wink*
Common child's perception. :-P

Well, eventhough I am 'GOOD' on acting tired when back at home, I do really sure that my parents know which child [from their 6 children] who is truly fasting without cheating.

Cause they are more experienced and knowledgeable after all... ;-)
Ok, continue next time... I suddenly got dizzy looking at these fonts...
Huhu..

p/s: Nowadays I become the 'experienced one' to know [or to determine] which nieces who really fast and cheat... Aimi and Tariq, you are exceptional [for the time being]  


And when they buy air limau, i'll say, "Tak yah beli air ni, boleh buat kat rumah... Kalau beli lagi, Mak Andak cakap kat ummi tak yah bagi duit lagi..."  Wahahahahahaha  B-)  [Eleh, macam le kome nak ikut cakap Mak Andak... ]




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Thursday, June 23, 2011

More meaningful with understanding

Thursday, June 23, 2011


أقبلت يا رمضان الخير مشرقة أيامك الغر بالآلاء والنعم
Akbalta ya Ramadan al-khair moshriqatan, ayyamoka el ghorr bil aalai' wa en-ni'ami
Oh Ramadan, the month of goodness, you showed up with your holy generous days that had brightened with blessings and mercy

رمضان رمضان... رمضان الخير يا رمضان
Ramadan, Ramadan... Ramadan al-khair-i ya Ramadan
Ramadan, Ramadan, oh Ramadan month of goodness

فيض من العلم والإيمان صيبه
Faid-on min-a el ilm-i wa el-eeman-i sayiboho
Flows of science and faith are its rains (goodness)

عم الوجود... عم الوجود وساق الخير للنسم
Amm-a el-wujood... amm-a el-wujood wa saq-a el-khair-a li-nasam-i
Filled the universe, and drove goodness for breeze

أشهر أنت أم رؤيا متاب، تألق طيفها مثل الشهاب
A shahr-on ant-a am ro'ya matab-in, ta'allaq-a taifoh-a mithla esh-shihab-i
Are you a month or a vision for renounce, that its shadow shone like star

جعلت الناس في وقت المغيب، عبيد ندائك العاتي الرهيب
Ja'alta ennas-a fi waqt-i el- magheeb-i, abeed nidaek-a al-a'ti erraheibi
You made people as slavers for your great mighty call at sunset time

 كم ارتقبوا الأذان كأن جرحا يعذبهم تلفت للطبيب... يعذبهم تلفت للطبيب
Kam ertaqabo el-athan ka- anna jorh-an yo'athibohom talaffat-a li-tabeebi... yo'athibohom talaffat-a li-tabeebi
How long they waited for azan, as if they suffer from a wound... a wound that needs a physician

الصوم لله يجزي كيف شاء به
As-sawmo li-Allah-i yajzi kayf-a sha' bi-hi
Fasting is for God sake, and God rewards with it however he wants

يا رحمة الله... فاجز الذنب بالكرم
Ya rahmat-a Allah... fa-ijz-i ethanb-a bi-el-karam-i
Oh mercy of God.... please God reward virtue with your generous


Song: Ramadhan
Artist: Mishary al-Arada


p/s: credits to Oriee

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Ramadhan Memory: Pre-school

When I was in pre-school, I was taught to fast and practice to wake up for sahur. But the funny thing was, my mom still provide me with a lunch box for my recess. ;-)

When the time to break fast comes, my dad will look at the sky and watch for the color of 'mega' while all my siblings and I will sit around the food; preparing to dig in!

I remembered my big brother's face during the iftar; so sour and grumpy because of too hungry to wait for my dad to give a green light for us to start eating. [Perhaps he didn't get a lunch box from my mom like I did :-P ]

"When will the 'mega' appear?" asked my big bro anxiously
"Soon enough..." dad replied
"Why do we need to look for the 'mega'"
"It's a sign of the sunset, and also sign that the Maghrib time is here"

That is some of the memory of Ramadhan during my pre-school time, we need to look at the color of 'mega' because there is no mosque to make an adzan there. [I'm referring to the place where I lived - Ridgedale Ct VA]

We can only rely on the time, calender and the nature itself...

Breaking fast; but my siblings consist of 3 girls and 4 boys
I can't post the picture of my brother's sour face, problem occurred  :-(

p/s: I bet we still remember how to read the time by using stick.. We can know whether it is Dzhur, Asr or Maghrib by looking at the shadow of the stick. Primary school teaching, still remember? ;-)

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Tuesday, June 21, 2011

The forgotten big brother

Tuesday, June 21, 2011

I can see every store is promoting their goods for this coming Syawal,
Great offers are everywhere to make sure Syawal is well welcome...
It happens every year I suppose...

But they always forgot to make welcoming preparation for his big brother - Ramadhan...
They forgot that if there's no Ramadhan, there will be no Syawal,
Syawal is nothing without the blessed Ramadhan...



It's already half of Rejab...



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TURN TO ALLAH is the best!
coz He is there wherever you are...
so turn....turn, turn to Allah
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