Wednesday, December 30, 2009

You are Chemical Engineer if...

You have a favorite pump manufacturer

You can size distillation columns in your head, but need a pencil and paper to figure the tip on a $45 restaurant bill... ...and think that spending $45 for dinner is exorbitant

You see a good design and still have to change it

You can remember 7 computer passwords but not your anniversary

The microphone or visual aids at a meeting don't work and you rush up to the front to fix it

You've modified your can-opener to be microprocessor driven

You think "cuddling" is simply an unproductive application of heat exchange

You've actually used every single function on your graphing calculator

You've ever described your spouse in terms of MTBF

You stare at an orange juice container because it says CONCENTRATE

You've ever considered installing a scrubber or catalytic converter on your kitchen's chimney

Your idea of good interpersonal communication means getting the decimal point in the right place

You automatically associate the words "sexy" and "beautiful" with "butterfly valve"

You've used coat hangers and duct tape for something other than hanging coats and taping ducts

Your ideal evening consists of fast-forwarding through the latest sci-fi movie looking for technical inaccuracies

You have any of the following personalized items: Hard hat, Safety goggles, Calculator case, Slide rule

You carry on a one-hour debate over the expected results of a test that actually takes five minutes to run

You know the direction the water swirls when you flush when you think of centrifugal separation technique

You cannot write unless the paper has both horizontal and vertical lines

You think the value of a book is directly proportionate to the amount of tables, charts and graphs it contains

You once burned down the lab with your experiment or project

You think you look rather snappy in a tie and short-sleeve shirt

You'd really like to have a T-shirt that says "Chemical Engineers Do It In Fluidised Beds"

You've ever introduced your kids by the wrong name

You have a habit of destroying things in order to see how they work

You think that when people around you yawn, its because they ddn't absorb enough oxygen. Therefore, pressure should be increased.

Your spouse hasn't the foggiest idea what you do at work

Your three-year-old son asks why the sky is blue and you try to explain atmospheric absorption theory

You have no life - and you can PROVE it mathematically

You've explained your position in the company to a junior engineer as "I am a vast oasis of knowledge in a desert of ignorance".

You lost your wedding ring for six months and found it in a box of brass tubing fittings in your desk

You refer to your wife and children as your "pilot units" and your family as "pilot plant".

Your work clothes are almost as old as you are.... ... and so is your car.

You think of the Carnot cycle everytime you turn on your AC unit.

When you look at objects in the distance and think of mean free path.

You explain surface tension to your 10 year old when they ask why you are adding oil to boiling spaghetti.

You have a clock with inverted numbers that runs counter-clockwise in your office and you prefer it that way.

You pick your girlfriends by their gpa.

You refer to your wife as

You have ever thought about how coffee changes colour in the body.

You try to explain entropy to strangers at your table during casual dinner conversation.


1. MTBF - Mean Time Between Failures
2. Carnot Cycle - Kind of Thermodynamic Cycle (you don't want to know, believe me)
3. Entropy - a measure of the number of random ways in which a system may be arranged (reversible or irreversible system). also a thermodynamic term.

Faris Al-Muhandisu: Edited for General Readers.. hehe

You know you're studying engineering when…

You know you're studying engineering when…

You come out of a lecture and feel that you wouldn’t mind being hit by a bus.

You are doing maths that the maths students don’t cover until the 2nd year.

Using a hyphen (-) instead of a minus (−) loses you 1% of the module.

You know the Greek and Arabic alphabets better than the language students.

A 4 hour day is an easy day.

A 9 hour day is still an easy day.

You are up at 3am in the morning trying to finish yet another piece of coursework asking yourself… why?

Shelf stacking at Tesco looks like an attractive career option.

You come out of tutorials feeling like you have just gone 12 rounds with Mike Tyson.

You feel bitter contempt towards anyone complaining of 2 lectures in a row.

Someone complains about ‘take away exams’ you feel a sudden urge to hospitalise them.

A lecture on Control Engineering leaves your ass raw and bleeding.

Even Sunday starts at 9am.

It’s the norm that you can’t fit an equation on 1 line of a page.

Handing in an assignment just means that’s there’s a new one to complete.

Time is measured in submission deadlines.

You could run a marathon in the time it takes to do 1 question.

24 hours in a day doesn’t seem enough.

You find out you have 3x as many exams as practically everyone else.

You frequently ask yourself why on earth are you doing this.

You are used to covering a ridiculously large span of subjects to the same standard as the respective degree students.

You would assume a horse is a sphere to make the maths easier.

Your best friend is your calculator.

Faris Al-Muhandisu: For me, they're undeniable.. haha

Sunday, December 27, 2009

The Virtues of Muharram and 'Aashooraa'

Written by

Sheikh Muhammed Salih Al-Munajjid

Praise be to Allaah, the Lord of the Worlds, and peace and blessings be upon our Prophet Muhammad, the Seal of the Prophets and Chief of the Messengers, and upon all his family and companions.

Allah’s sacred month of Muharram is a blessed and important month. It is the first month of the Hijri calendar and is one of the four sacred months concerning which Allaah says (interpretation of the meaning):

"Verily, the number of months with Allaah is twelve months (in a year), so it was ordained by Allaah on the Day when He created the heavens and the earth; of them, four are sacred. That is the right religion, so wrong not yourselves therein..." [al-Tawbah 9:36]

Abu Bakrah (may Allaah be pleased with him) reported that the Prophet (peace and blessings of Allaah be upon him) said: "The year is twelve months of which four are sacred, the three consecutive months of Dhu’l-Qa’dah, Dhu’l-Hijjah and Muharram, and Rajab Mudar which comes between Jumaada and Sha’baan." [Reported by al-Bukhaari, 2958]

Muharram is so called because it is a sacred (muharram) month and to confirm its sanctity.

Allaah’s words (interpretation of the meaning): "so wrong not yourselves therein..." mean do not wrong yourselves in these sacred months, because sin in these months is worse than in other months.

It was reported that Ibn 'Abbaas said that this phrase (so wrong not yourselves therein...) referred to all the months, then these four were singled out and made sacred, so that sin in these months is more serious and good deeds bring a greater reward.

Qutaadah said concerning this phrase (so wrong not yourselves therein...) that wrongdoing during the sacred months is more serious and more sinful that wrongdoing at any other time. Wrongdoing at any time is a serious matter, but Allaah gives more weight to whichever of His commands He will. Allaah has chosen certain ones of His creation. He has chosen from among the angels Messengers
and from among mankind Messengers. He chose from among speech the remembrance of Him (dhikr). He chose from among the earth the mosques, from among the months Ramadaan and the sacred months, from among the days Friday and from among the nights Laylat al-Qadr, so venerate that which Allaah has told us to venerate. People of understanding and wisdom venerate the things that Allaah has told us to venerate. [Summarized from the Tafseer of Ibn Katheer, may Allaah have mercy on him. Tafseer of Surat al-Tawbah, aayah 36]

The Virtue of observing more naafil fasts during Muharram.

Abu Hurayrah (may Allaah be pleased with him) said: "The Messenger of Allaah (peace and blessings of Allaah be upon him) said: 'The best of fasting after Ramadaan is fasting Allaah’s month of Muharram.’" [Reported by Muslim, 1982]

The phrase "Allaah’s month", connecting the name of the month to the name of Allaah in a genitive grammatical structure, signifies the importance of the month. Al-Qaari said: "The apparent meaning is all of the month of Muharram." But it was proven that the Prophet (peace and blessings of Allaah be upon him) never fasted any whole month apart from Ramadan, so this hadeeth is probably meant to encourage increasing one’s fasting during Muharram, without meaning that one should fast for the entire month.

It was reported that the Prophet (peace and blessings of Allaah be upon him) used to fast more in Sha’baan. It is likely that the virtue of Muharram was not revealed to him until the end of his life, before he was able to fast during this month. [Sharh al-Nawawi 'ala Saheeh Muslim]

Allaah chooses whatever times and places He wills

Al-'Izz ibn 'Abd al-Salaam (may Allaah have mercy on him) said: "Times and places may be given preferred status in two ways, either temporal or religious/spiritual. With regard to the latter, this is because Allaah bestows His generosity on His slaves at those times or in those places, by giving a greater reward for deeds done, such as giving a greater reward for fasting in Ramadaan than for fasting at all other times, and also on the day of 'Aashooraa’, the virtue of which is due to Allaah’s generosity and kindness towards His slaves on that day..." [Qawaa’id al-Ahkaam, 1/38]

'Aashooraa’ in History

Ibn 'Abbaas (may Allaah be pleased with him) said: "The Prophet (peace and blessings of Allaah be upon him) came to Madeenah and saw the Jews fasting on the day of 'Aashooraa’. He said, 'What is this?’ They said, 'This is a righteous day, it is the day when Allaah saved the Children of Israel from their enemies, so Moosa fasted on this day.’ He said, 'We have more right to Moosa than you,’ so he fasted on that day and commanded (the Muslims) to fast on that day." [Reported by al-Bukhaari, 1865]

"This is a righteous day" – in a report narrated by Muslim, (the Jews said:) "This is a great day, on which Allaah saved Moosa and his people, and drowned Pharaoh and his people."

"Moosa fasted on this day" – a report narrated by Muslim adds: "... in thanksgiving to Allaah, so we fast on this day."

According to a report narrated by al-Bukhaari: " we fast on this day to venerate it."

A version narrated by Imaam Ahmad adds: "This is the day on which the Ark settled on Mount Joodi, so Nooh fasted this day in thanksgiving."

"and commanded (the Muslims) to fast on that day" – according to another report also narrated by al-Bukhaari: "He said to his Companions: 'You have more right to Moosa than they do, so fast on that day."

The practice of fasting on 'Aashooraa’ was known even in the days of Jaahiliyyah, before the Prophet’s mission. It was reported that 'Aa’ishah (may Allaah be pleased with her) said: "The people of Jaahiliyyah used to fast on that day..."

Al-Qurtubi said: "Perhaps Quraysh used to fast on that day on the basis of some past law, such as that of Ibraaheem, upon whom be peace."

It was also reported that the Prophet (peace and blessings of Allaah be upon him) used to fast on 'Aashooraa’ in Makkah, before he migrated to Madeenah. When he migrated to Madeenah, he found the Jews celebrating this day, so he asked them why, and they replied as described in the hadeeth quoted above. He commanded the Muslims to be different from the Jews, who took it as a festival, as was reported in the hadeeth of Abu Moosa (may Allaah be pleased with him), who said:
"The Jews used to take the day of 'Aashooraa’ as a festival. [according to a report narrated by Muslim: the day of 'Aashooraa’ was venerated by the Jews, who took it as a festival. According to another report also narrated by Muslim: the people of Khaybar (the Jews) used to take it as a festival and their women would wear their jewellery and symbols on that day] The Prophet (peace and blessings of Allaah be upon him) said: 'So you (Muslims) should fast on that day.’" [Reported by al-Bukhaari] Apparently the motive for commanding the Muslims to fast on this day was the desire to be different from the Jews, so that the Muslims would fast when the Jews did not, because people do not fast on a day of celebration. [Summarized from the words of al-Haafiz Ibn Hajar – may Allaah have mercy on him – in Fath al-Baari Sharh 'ala Saheeh al-Bukhaari]

Fasting on 'Aashooraa’ was a gradual step in the process of introducing fasting as a prescribed obligation in Islam. Fasting appeared in three forms. When the Messenger of Allaah (peace and blessings of Allaah be upon him) came to Madeenah, he told the Muslims to fast on three days of every month and on the day of 'Aashooraa’, then Allaah made fasting obligatory when He said (interpretation of the meaning): "... observing the fasting is prescribed for you..." [al-Baqarah 2:183] [Ahkaam al-Qur’aan by al-Jassas, part 1]

The obligation was transferred from the fast of 'Aashooraa’ to the fast of Ramadaan, and this one of the proofs in the field of Usool al-Fiqh that it is possible to abrogate a lighter duty in favour of a heavier duty.

Before the obligation of fasting 'Aashooraa’ was abrogated, fasting on this day was obligatory, as can be seen from the clear command to observe this fast. Then it was further confirmed later on, then reaffirmed by making it a general command addressed to everybody, and once again by instructing mothers not to breastfeed their infants during this fast. It was reported from Ibn Mas’ood that when fasting Ramadaan was made obligatory, the obligation to fast 'Aashooraa’ was lifted, i.e., it was no longer obligatory to fast on this day, but it is still desirable (mustahabb).

The virtues of fasting 'Aashooraa’

Ibn 'Abbaas (may Allaah be pleased with them both) said: "I never saw the Messenger of Allaah (peace and blessings of Allaah be upon him) so keen to fast any day and give it priority over any other than this day, the day of 'Aashooraa’, and this month, meaning Ramadaan." [Reported by al-Bukhaari, 1867]

The meaning of his being keen was that he intended to fast on that day in the hope of earning the reward for doing so.

The Prophet (peace and blessings of Allaah be upon him) said: "For fasting the day of 'Aashooraa’, I hope that Allaah will accept it as expiation for the year that went before." [Reported by Muslim, 1976] This is from the bounty of Allaah towards us: for fasting one day He gives us expiation for the sins of a whole year. And Allaah is the Owner of Great Bounty.

Which day is 'Aashooraa’?

Al-Nawawi (may Allaah have mercy on him) said: " 'Aashooraa’ and Taasoo’aa’ are two elongated names (the vowels are elongated) as is stated in books on the Arabic language. Our companions said: 'Aashooraa’ is the tenth day of Muharram and Taasoo’aa’ is the ninth day. This is our opinion, and that of the majority of scholars. This is the apparent meaning of the ahaadeeth and is what we understand from the general wording. It is also what is usually understood by scholars of the language." [al-Majmoo’]

'Aashooraa’ is an Islamic name that was not known at the time of Jaahiliyyah. [Kashshaaf al-Qinaa’, part 2, Sawm Muharram]

Ibn Qudaamah (may Allaah have mercy on him) said:

'Aashooraa’ is the tenth day of Muharram. This is the opinion of Sa’eed ibn al-Musayyib and al-Hasan. It was what was reported by Ibn 'Abbaas, who said: 'The Messenger of Allaah (peace and blessings of Allaah be upon him) commanded us to fast 'Aashooraa’, the tenth day of Muharram.’ ]Reported by al-Tirmidhi, who said, a saheeh hasan hadeeth] It was reported that Ibn 'Abbaas said: 'The ninth,’ and reported that the Prophet (peace and blessings of Allaah be upon him) used to fast the ninth. [Reported by Muslim]. 'Ataa’ reported that he said, 'Fast the ninth and the tenth, and do not be like the Jews.’ If this is understood, we can say on this basis that it is mustahabb (encouraged) to fast on the ninth and the tenth, for that reason. This is what Ahmad said, and it is the opinion of Ishaaq.

It is mustahabb (encouraged) to fast Taasoo’aa’ with 'Aashooraa’

'Abd-Allaah ibn 'Abbaas (may Allaah be pleased with them both) said: "When the Messenger of Allaah (peace and blessings of Allaah be upon him) fasted on 'Aashooraa’ and commanded the Muslims to fast as well, they said, 'O Messenger of Allaah, it is a day that is venerated by the Jews and Christians.’ The Messenger of Allaah (peace and blessings of Allaah be upon him) said, 'If I live to see the next year, in sha Allaah, we will fast on the ninth day too.’ But it so happened that the Messenger of Allaah (peace and blessings of Allaah be upon him) passed away before the next year came." [Reported by Muslim, 1916]

Al-Shaafa'i and his companions, Ahmad, Ishaaq and others said: "It is mustahabb to fast on both the ninth and tenth days, because the Prophet (peace and blessings of Allaah be upon him) fasted on the tenth, and intended to fast on the ninth."

On this basis it may be said that there are varying degrees of fasting 'Aashooraa’, the least of which is to fast only on the tenth and the best of which is to fast the ninth as well. The more one fasts in Muharram, the better it is.

The reason why it is mustahabb to fast on Taasoo’aa’

Al-Nawawi (may Allaah have mercy on him) said: "The scholars – our companions and others – mentioned several reasons why it is mustahabb to fast on Taasoo’aa’:
•    the intention behind it is to be different from the Jews, who only venerate the tenth day. This opinion was reported from Ibn 'Abbaas...
•    the intention is to add another day’s fast to 'Aashooraa’. This is akin to the prohibition on fasting a Friday by itself, as was mentioned by al-Khattaabi and others.

"To be on the safe side and make sure that one fasts on the tenth, in case there is some error in sighting the crescent moon at the beginning of Muharram and the ninth is in fact the tenth."

The strongest of these reasons is being different from the People of the Book. Shaykh al-Islam Ibn Taymiyah (may Allaah have mercy on him) said: "The Prophet (peace and blessings of Allaah be upon him) forbade imitating the People of the Book in many ahaadeeth, for example, his words concerning 'Aashooraa’: 'If I live until the next year, I will certainly fast on the ninth day.’" [al-Fataawa al-Kubra, part 6, Sadd al-Dharaa’i’ al-Mufdiyah ila’l-Mahaarim]

Ibn Hajar (may Allaah be pleased with him) said in his commentary on the hadeeth "If I live until the next year, I will certainly fast on the ninth day": "What he meant by fasting on the ninth day was probably not that he would limit himself to that day, but would add it to the tenth, either to be on the safe side or to be different from the Jews and Christians, which is more likely. This is also what we can understand from some of the reports narrated by Muslim." [Fath, 4/245]

Ruling on fasting only on the day of 'Aashooraa’

Shaykh al-Islam said: "Fasting on the day of 'Aashoraa’ is an expiation for a year, and it is not makrooh to fast only that day..." [al-Fataawa al-Kubra, part 5] In Tuhfat al-Muhtaaj by Ibn Hajar al-Haytami, it says: "There is nothing wrong with fasting only on 'Aashooraa’." [part 3, Baab Sawm al-Tatawwu’]

Fasting on 'Aashooraa’ even if it is a Saturday or a Friday

Al-Tahhaawi (may Allaah have mercy on him) said: "The Messenger of Allaah (peace and blessings of Allaah be upon him) allowed us to fast on 'Aashooraa’ and urged us to do so. He did not say that if it falls on a Saturday we should not fast. This is evidence that all days of the week are included in this. In our view – and Allaah knows best – it could be the case that even if this is true (that it is not allowed to fast on Saturdays), it is so that we do not venerate this day and refrain from food, drink and intercourse, as the Jews do. As for the one who fasts on a Saturday without intending to venerate it, and does not do so because the Jews regard it as blessed, then this is not makrooh..." [Mushkil al-Aathaar, part 2, Baab Sawm Yawm al-Sabt]

The author of al-Minhaaj said: "It is disliked (makrooh) to fast on a Friday alone..." But it is no longer makrooh if you add another day to it, as mentioned in the saheeh report to that effect. A person may fast on a Friday if it coincides with his habitual fast, or he is fasting in fulfilment of a vow, or he is making up an obligatory fast that he has missed, as was stated in a saheeh report.

Al-Shaarih said in Tuhfat al-Muhtaaj:

"If it coincides with his habitual fast" – i.e., such as if he fasts alternate days, and a day that he fasts happens to be a Friday.

"If he is fasting in fulfilment of a vow, etc." – this also applies to fasting on days prescribed in sharee’ah, such as 'Aashooraa’ or 'Arafaah. [Tuhfat al-Muhtaaj, part 3, Baab Sawm al-Tatawwu’]
Al-Bahooti (may Allaah have mercy on him) said: "It is makrooh to deliberately single out a Saturday for fasting, because of the hadeeth of 'Abd-Allaah ibn Bishr, who reported from his sister: 'Do not fast on Saturdays except in the case of obligatory fasts’ [Reported by Ahmad with a jayyid isnaad and by al-Haakim, who said: according to the conditions of al-Bukhaari], and because it is a day that is venerated by the Jews, so singling it out for fasting means being like them... except when a Friday or Saturday coincides with a day when Muslims habitually fast, such as when it coincides with the day of 'Arafaah or the day of 'Aashooraa’, and a person has the habit of fasting on these days, in which case it is not makrooh, because a person’s habit carries some weight." [Kashshaaf al-Qinaa’, part 2, Baab Sawm al-Tatawwu’]

What should be done if there is confusion about the beginning of the month?

Ahmad said: "If there is confusion about the beginning of the month, one should fast for three days, to be sure of fasting on the ninth and tenth days." [al-Mughni by Ibn Qudaamah, part 3 – al-Siyaam – Siyaam 'Aashooraa’]

If a person does not know when Muharram began, and he wants to be sure of fasting on the tenth, he should assume that Dhoo’l-Hijjah was thirty days – as is the usual rule – and should fast on the ninth and tenth. Whoever wants to be sure of fasting the ninth as well should fast the eight, ninth and tenth (then if Dhoo’l-Hijjah was twenty-nine days, he can be sure of having fasted Taasoo’aa’ and 'Aashooraa’).

But given that fasting on 'Aashooraa’ is mustahabb rather than waajib, people are not commanded to look for the crescent of the new moon of Muharram as they are to do in the case of Ramadaan and Shawwaal.

Fasting 'Aashooraa’ – for what does it offer expiation?

Imaam al-Nawawi (may Allaah have mercy on him) said:

"It expiates for all minor sins, i.e., it brings forgiveness of all sins except major sins."

Then he said (may Allaah have mercy on him):

"Fasting the day of 'Arafaah expiates for two years, and the day of 'Aashooraa’ expiates for one year. If when a person says 'Aameen’ it coincides with the 'Aameen’ of the angels, he will be forgiven all his previous sins... Each one of the things that we have mentioned will bring expiation. If there are minor sins for which expiation is needed, expiation for them will be accepted; if there are no minor sins or major sins, good deeds will be added to his account and he will be raised in status... If he had committed major sins but no minor sins, we hope that his major sins will be reduced." [al-Majmoo’ Sharh al-Muhadhdhab, part 6, Sawm Yawm 'Arafaah]

Shaykh al-Islam Ibn Taymiyah (may Allaah have mercy on him) said: "Tahaarah, salaah, and fasting in Ramadaan, on the day of 'Arafaah and on 'Aashooraa’ expiate for minor sins only." [al-Fataawa al-Kubra, part 5]

Not relying too much on the reward for fasting

Some people who are deceived rely too much on things like fasting on 'Aashooraa’ or the day of 'Arafaah, to the extent that some of them say, "Fasting on 'Aashooraa’ will expiate for the sins of the whole year, and fasting on the day of 'Arafaah will bring extra rewards."

Ibn al-Qayyim said: This misguided person does not know that fasting in Ramadaan and praying five times a day are much more important than fasting on the day of 'Arafaah and 'Aashooraa’, and that they expiate for the sins between one Ramadaan and the next, or between one Friday and the next, so long as one avoids major sins. But they cannot expiate for minor sins unless one also avoids major sins; when the two things are put together, they have the strength to expiate for minor sins. Among those deceived people may be one who thinks that his good deeds are more than his sins, because he does not pay attention to his bad deeds or check on his sins, but if he does a good deed he remembers it and relies on it. This is like the one who seeks Allaah’s forgiveness with his tongue (i.e., by words only), and glorifies Allaah by saying "Subhaan Allaah" one hundred times a day, then he backbites about the Muslims and slanders their honour, and speaks all day long about things that are not pleasing to Allaah. This person is always thinking about the virtues of his tasbeehaat (saying "Subhaan Allaah") and tahleelaat (saying "Laa ilaaha ill-Allaah") but he pays no attention to what has been reported concerning those who backbite, tell lies and slander others, or commit other sins of the tongue. They are completely deceived. [al-Mawsoo’ah al-Fiqhiyyah, part 31, Ghuroor]

Fasting 'Aashooraa’ when one still has days to make up from Ramadaan

The fuqahaa’ differed concerning the ruling on observing voluntary fasts before a person has made up days that he or she did not fast in Ramadaan. The Hanafis said that it is permissible to observe voluntary fasts before making up days from Ramadaan, and it is not makrooh to do so, because the missed days do not have to be made up straight away. The Maalikis and Shaafa’is said that it is permissible but is makrooh, because it means that one is delaying something obligatory. Al-Dusooqi said: "It is makrooh to observe a voluntary fast when one still has to make up an obligatory fast, such as a fast in fulfilment of a vow, or a missed obligatory fast, or a fast done as an act of expiation (kafaarah), whether the voluntary fast which is being given priority over an obligatory fast is something confirmed in sharee’ah or not, such as 'Aashooraa’ and the ninth of Dhoo’l-Hijjah, according to the most correct opinion." The Hanbalis said that it is haraam to observe a voluntary fast before making up any fasts missed in Ramadaan, and that a voluntary fast in such cases does not count, even if there is plenty of time to make up the obligatory fast. So a person must give priority to the obligatory fasts until he has made them up.. [al-Mawsoo’ah al-Fiqhiyyah, part 28, Sawm al-tatawwu’]

Muslims must hasten to make up any missed fasts after Ramadaan, so that they will be able to fast 'Arafaah and 'Aashooraa’ without any problem. If a person fasts 'Arafaah and 'Aashooraa’ with the intention from the night before of making up for a missed fast, this will be good enough to make up what he has missed, for the bounty of Allaah is great.

Bid’ahs common on 'Aashooraa’

Shaykh al-Islam Ibn Taymiyah (may Allaah have mercy on him) was asked about the things that people do on 'Aashooraa’, such as wearing kohl, taking a bath (ghusl), wearing henna, shaking hands with one another, cooking grains (huboob), showing happiness and so on. Was any of this reported from the Prophet (peace and blessings of Allaah be upon him) in a saheeh hadeeth, or not? If nothing to that effect was reported in a saheeh hadeeth, is doing these things bid’ah, or not? Is there any basis for what the other group do, such as grieving and mourning, going without anything to drink, eulogizing and wailing, reciting in a crazy manner, and rending their garments?

His reply was:

"Praise be to Allaah, the Lord of the Worlds. Nothing to that effect has been reported in any saheeh hadeeth from the Prophet (peace and blessings of Allaah be upon him) or from his Companions. None of the imaams of the Muslims encouraged or recommended such things, neither the four imaams, nor any others. No reliable scholars have narrated anything like this, neither from the Prophet (peace and blessings of Allaah be upon him), nor from the Sahaabah, nor from the Taabi’een; neither in any saheeh report or in a da’eef (weak) report; neither in the books of Saheeh, nor in al-Sunan, nor in the Musnads. No hadeeth of this nature was known during the best centuries, but some of the later narrators reported ahaadeeth like the one which says, 'Whoever puts kohl in his eyes on the day of 'Aashooraa’ will not suffer from eye disease in that year, and whoever takes a bath (does ghusl) on the day of 'Aashooraa’ will not get sick in that year,' and so on. They also reported a fabricated hadeeth that is falsely attributed to the Prophet (peace and blessings of Allaah be upon him), which says, 'Whoever is generous to his family on the day of 'Aashooraa’, Allaah will be generous to him for the rest of the year.' Reporting all of this from the Prophet (peace and blessings of Allaah be upon him) is tantamount to lying."

Then he (Ibn Taymiyah) discussed in brief the tribulations that had occurred in the early days of this ummah and the killing of al-Husayn (may Allaah be pleased with him), and what the various sects had done because of this. Then he said:

"An ignorant, wrongful group – who were either heretics and hypocrites, or misguided and misled – made a show of allegiance to him and the members of his household, so they took the day of 'Aashooraa’ as a day of mourning and wailing, in which they openly displayed the rituals of jaahiliyyah such as slapping their cheeks and rending their garments, grieving in the manner of the jaahiliyyah... The Shaytaan made this attractive to those who are misled, so they took the day of 'Aashooraa’ as an occasion of mourning, when they grieve and wail, recite poems of grief and tell stories filled with lies."

"Whatever truth there may be in these stories serves no purpose other than the renewal of their grief and sectarian feeling, and the stirring up of hatred and hostility among the Muslims, which they do by cursing those who came before them... The evil and harm that they do to the Muslims cannot be enumerated by any man, no matter how eloquent he is. Some others – either Naasibis who oppose and have enmity towards al-Husayn and his family or ignorant people who try to fight evil with evil, corruption with corruption, lies with lies and bid’ah with bid’ah – opposed them by fabricating reports in favour of making the day of 'Aashooraa’ a day of celebration, by wearing kohl and henna, spending money on one's children, cooking special dishes and other things that are done on Eids and special occasions. These people took the day of 'Aashooraa’ as a festival like Eid, whereas the others took it as a day of mourning. Both are wrong, and both go against the Sunnah, even though the other group (those who take it as a day of mourning) are worse in intention and more ignorant and more plainly wrong... Neither the Prophet (peace and blessings of Allaah be upon him) nor his successors (the khulafa’ al-raashidoon) did any of these things on the day of 'Aashooraa’, they neither made it a day of mourning nor a day of celebration..."

"As for the other things, such as cooking special dishes with or without grains, or wearing new clothes, or spending money on one’s family, or buying the year’s supplies on that day, or doing special acts of worship such as special prayers or deliberately slaughtering an animal on that day, or saving some of the meat of the sacrifice to cook with grains, or wearing kohl and henna, or taking a bath (ghusl), or shaking hands with one another, or visiting one another, or visiting the mosques and mashhads (shrines) and so on... all of this is reprehensible bid’ah and is wrong. None of it has anything to do with the Sunnah of the Messenger of Allaah (peace and blessings of Allaah be upon him) or the way of the Khulafa’ al-Raashidoon. It was not approved of by any of the imaams of the Muslims, not Maalik, not al-Thawri, not al-Layth ibn Sa’d, not Abu Haneefah, not al-Oozaa’i, not al-Shaafa'i, not Ahmad ibn Hanbal, not Ishaaq ibn Raahwayh, not any of the imaams and scholars of the Muslims." [al-Fataawa al-Kubra by Ibn Taymiyah]

Ibn al-Haaj (may Allaah have mercy on him) mentioned that one of the bid’ahs on 'Aashooraa’ was deliberately paying zakaat on this day, late or early, or slaughtering a chicken just for this occasion, or – in the case of women – using henna. [al-Madkhal, part 1, Yawm 'Aashooraa’]

We ask Allaah to make us followers of the Sunnah of His Noble Prophet, to make us live in Islam and die in a state of faith. May He help us to do that which He loves and which pleases Him. We ask Him to help us to remember Him and be thankful to Him, to worship Him properly and to accept our good deeds. May He make us of those who are pious and fear Him. May Allaah bless our Prophet Muhammad and all his family and companions.


Faris Al-Muhandisu: Salam Maal Hijrah

Thursday, December 24, 2009

TEC X for My Semester Break

Assalamualaikum w.b.t.

Well, so many things happened in my life in the past 1430H. I can taste the sweet and sour in enduring this hard and challenging life. Some of the events mark the significant 360 degree turnaround in my life. Obviously, it is when I was appointed as the Project Manager of TEC X (formerly known as TEC 2010.. spot the difference if you can.. haha). People say it is the second biggest event in UTP, I say it is the biggest because of its huge impact to the society.

Now, I’m stuck mentally and physically to it. Everything that whirl in my mind is about TEC X (At least until the new sem begin.. hehe). I need to sacrifice my semester break for TEC X, while it is actually my last semester to have a nice rest for almost a month at home before my internship starts. It means, no more break until I’m graduated from this lovely UTP on December 2011. Never mind, I’m used to it.

Just to explain a little bit on TEC X. It is an annual event of UTP. One of the most-awaited events that is jointly organized by MPPUTP and Student Support Services Department (SSSD). Generally, it is held to expose the real scenario of working life and the challenges, equip graduates with skills and competencies needed for local and international job market and as a medium to engage graduating students as well as the public to main industry players (you can expect companies like PETRONAS, Schlumberger, ExxonMobil, Baker Hughes, SHELL, Talisman and etc.).

2010 marks its 10th anniversary of celebration and with the theme “Decade of Renascence”, we are planning to make a few significant changes. Apart from our Series of Career Talk, Academic Seminar and Workshops, TEC X will be introducing new events such as Technology Conference (TEchno-Con), Career Seed, Management Skill Games and Towards Campus Life. We have also embarked collaboration with Ministry of Science, Technology and Innovation (MOSTI) apart from our current collaboration with Ministry of Higher Education (MOHE). Thus, from latest collaboration, you can expect a lot of new things and heart-thumping surprise in TEC X in line with its theme “Renascence” which means “Awakening”. Well, can’t tell more. If not then there’s no element of suspense there.. haha. So far, we’ve just introduced our new logo but you can expect more tricks under our sleeve.

MPP have entrusted me this post while I’ve never asked for it. To be honest, I accept the appointment reluctantly. Why? Because I’m aware of the burden and I know my capability very well. I’ve never been a project manager before. My life in UTP revolves around protocol and public relationship or better known as CNP. I was doing the same job 7 times both as committee and head of department. Until I was considered as CNP “Hardcore” and only few students in UTP have been acknowledged as one. You can count them by fingers. I wonder if I can be a good leader to my team. But Allah said:

“Allah will never burden any soul beyond his capacity. It gets every good that it earns, and it suffers every ill that it earns…..” (Al-Baqarah: 286)

Alhamdulillah, I feel very grateful to be given a very enthusiastic and aggressive team that complements me. We are still at the early stage but already achieved a few milestones. Hopefully we can maintain the momentum that we have built so far for more challenges ahead. Remember, our dream is high and we are still far from that. Keep on climbing to grab the dream.

Quoted from Hannah Montana The Movie, ‘Life is a climb, but the view is great’.

Allah has stated in holy Quran

“Truly Allah loves those who fight in His Cause in battle array, as if they were a solid cemented structure.” (As-Saff: 4)

Therefore, please correct our intention sincerely for Allah. May Allah assists us in what we are doing.

Prayer to lessen the burden


"Our Lord! Condemn us not If we forget or fall Into error; our Lord! Lay not on us a burden Like that which Thou Didst lay on those before us; Our Lord! lay not on us A burden greater than we Have strength to bear. Blot out our sins, And grant us forgiveness. Have mercy on us. Thou art our Protector; Help us against those Who stand against Faith."  (Al-Baqarah: 286)

Faris Al-Muhandisu: At last! update jugak.. hehe


Wednesday, December 2, 2009

Saya Bangga Menjadi Anak Malaysia

Siapa kata Bahasa Melayu tidak boleh pergi jauh?

Raymond Crooke, warganegara Britain telah menyanyikan lagu lagenda terkenal di Malaysia iaitu P.Ramlee dan Sudirman. Ini memang membuktikan bahasa dan lagu kita boleh pergi jauh dan diterima oleh orang luar. Ini suatu yang membanggakan.

Berikut adalah sedikit info tentang hasil kerja beliau yang dipetik daripada laman youtube

For my Malaysian friends.

Tan Sri P. Ramlee (1929-73) was a famous Malaysian actor, film director and songwriter. He wrote over 360 songs, most of which were used in his movies.

This song, one of his most popular, is from the 1960 movie, Antara Dua Darjat (The Two Classes).

I found it quite difficult to learn this song, as it is not my usual style, but it was a request, so here it is at last. I hope I've got it right.

The words mean something like this:

The stirring of my soul
Bathes my heart with emotion,
By the arranged notes
Of rhythm and song.
If it is only modest,
It doesn't matter.
Perhaps it could awaken you.
Realise this, good man.

Never will they vanish,
Rhythm and song.
Like blossoms,
They will linger forever.
If you separate
The song and the rhythm,
They'll be weak and soulless
And empty.
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Video ke 2 ini pula adalah 'cubaan' seorang pemuda Romania bergelar Mr. Avamon menyanyikan lagu 'Cuba' oleh Faizal Tahir. Wah! Tak sangka penyanyi yang cukup popular di Malaysia, Indonesia dan Singapura ini juga mempunyai peminat di Romania. Haha.

Saya bangga menjadi Anak Malaysia. Saya juga bangga dengan Bahasa Ibunda saya. Anda bagaimana?

Faris Al-Muhandisu: Credit to SyokBlog. pssst.... Adik Faizal Tahir pun popular jugak!

Bukan Budak Sekolah Agama

Sekolah Sekular

Saya bukan budak sekolah agama. Saya hanyalah hamba hina dari sekolah sekular. Tak berapa pandai bercakap pasal agama. Tapi sekurang-kurangnya berusaha mendekatiNya. Biar dalam jahil, biar penuh dosa, saya wajib berusaha.

Di sekolah saya, mana ada Syariah, mana ada Bahasa Arab, mana ada baca al-mathurat. Apatah lagi membaca hadis. Solat Dhuha pun tak pernah. Tiada tamrin, tiada tarbiyah. Nak buat usrah dikatakan membuang masa. Baik pergi study. Tapi rupa-rupanya dia pergi bergayut. Pakai kopiah je cikgu marah, pakai songkok boleh pulak. Pakai tudung labuh dipandang enteng, kononnya jumud. Pakai serban pulak nanti ada orang takut mendekati. Apatah lagi memakai serban berwarna hitam yang dikatakan SESAT! Mereka yang melaungkan slogan “Kembalilah kepada Al-Quran dan As-Sunnah” dikatakan EKSTRIM!

Kadang-kadang menyesal tak masuk sekolah agama. Percuma dapat label “Budak Sekolah Agama”. Boleh belajar agama dengan lebih dalam. Ada tamrin, ada usrah, ada solat secara berjemaah. Ada tasmi’ Al-Quran. Sekolah saya tiada benda-benda macam ni. Entah berapa ramai kawan-kawan sekolah saya dulu tak pernah khatam Al-Quran sampai sekarang. Kahwin nak cepat tapi Al-Fatihah pun tak betul bacaannya. Belum kira lagi yang tidak solat.

Rasa bersyukur tengok adik-adik semua jadi ‘budak sekolah agama’. Nampak jelas perbezaan mereka dengan saya. Adik saya khatam Al-Quran sangat awal. Saya? Lewat sedikit. Keluar dengan berserban dan memakai wangian. Bagi muslimat pula, memakai tudung labuh, tutur kata dan tingkah laku yang sopan. Tidak mengada-ngada dan menggoda. Bukankah lebih menenangkan jiwa dan menyejukkan mata memandang? Sekurang-kurangnya tinggi rasa hormat kita terhadap mereka. Ditambah pula dengan prestasi akademik yang hebat, sangat mengagumkan! Bukan niat saya menyalahkan sekolah saya. Ini memang salah saya. Saya hanya kagum dengan kelebihan yang ‘budak sekolah agama’ dapat dan ‘budak biasa’ macam saya tak dapat.

Tinggi Ilmu Agama

Bila masuk UTP, semua orang memandang tinggi ‘budak sekolah agama’. Semasa pemilihan penghulu dan penghuluwati batch pun, ramai ‘budak sekolah agama’ dicalonkan. Biasalah, bila disebut ‘budak sekolah agama’, pastinya timbul di pundak ini satu figura yang alim, warak, zuhud, wajah yang bersih, tegas, kerap ke masjid, berkopiah bagi muslimin dan bertudung labuh bagi muslimat sebab mereka mendapat ilmu yang lebih sedikit daripada kami ‘budak biasa’. Inilah ciri-ciri pemimpin yang kita mahu. Inilah tanggapan saya dari kecil sehinggalah ada yang memusnahkannya setelah beberapa bulan di UTP.

Bila kita tegur mereka bercouple, mereka kata mereka tahu selok-belok hukum jauh dari kita. Yelah, dah berapa banyak ustaz mereka menadah ilmu berbanding kita. Kita yang dikata jumud. Jadi, siapalah kita nak tegur mereka yang dah baca beratus-ratus kitab fiqah. Bila kita tegur dia pakai seluar pendek, dia kata lutut bukan aurat. Bila kita tegur tudung dia mendedahkan dada, dia kata dah pakai baju cukup lah. Bila kita tegur dia asyik ponteng kelas tanpa sebab, dia cakap pergi kelas bukan faham apa-apa pun. Buang masa je. Baik baca Al-Quran kat bilik. Padahal dia enak je lena atas katil.

Mereka kata lagi, kami ‘budak biasa’ ni tak tahu apa yang mereka lalui. Kata mereka Islam itu bukan pada perbualan kita yang menggunakan ‘enta’/’enti’ atau tudung labuh yang menutup bumi. Masih banyak lagi perkara dalam Islam yang perlu dicermati.  Jadi, kenapa hanya perlu memandang kepada tudung atau seluar pendek? Allah memandang pada hati dan hanya Allah yang layak menghakimi. Jadi kami tak perlu peduli. Kata mereka, kami hanya pandai menghakimi tetapi tidak mahu menyelami. Bahasa Arab pun tak tinggi. Jadi, bawak-bawak la mengaji.

Tok Guru

Jadi saya pun sedar dan pergi mencari ‘tempat mengaji’. Tok Guru saya cakap, ‘budak sekolah agama’ bukan dipilih masuk sekolah agama kerana akhlak atau ilmunya. Cara pemilihan mereka sama sahaja dengan kita yang masuk sekolah biasa. Yang berbeza adalah keadaan mereka di sekolah agama tu. Maknanya ada je budak ‘grup setan’ masuk sekolah agama. Maka bila diajar dengan cara ‘mengajar malaikat’, memberontak la jadinya. Paling tidak pun mereka hanya akan berlakon menjadi malaikat sehinggalah sekolah tamat. Usai sahaja tamat zaman persekolahan, maka ‘roh’ itu kembali merasuk. 

Tok Guru saya cakap, “budak sekolah agama ni kalau buat dosa, dosa dia akan berganda 2 kali.”

“Kenapa Tok?” Tanya saya.

Tok Guru jawab, “budak sekolah agama ni kan jadi ikutan ramai orang. so bilamana dia buat dosa satu dosa tu akan terkena dirinya sendiri, satu lagi dia menjadi FITNAH pada Agamanya. cube tengok, bila budak sekolah agama buat dosa apa orang cakap? tengok tu budak sekolah agama pun buat jugak benda tu, so aku ni budak biasa je pun kira boleh buat jugak la"

Kesimpulannya, jadi budak sekolah agama memang susah. Ilmu dan amal itu berbeza. Memang sukar menyatukan kedua-duanya. Kenapa? Sebab mereka juga manusia yang bernafsu. Bila-bila masa sahaja nafsu boleh menundukkan iman, mengetepikan ilmu dan menidakkan amal. Iman kan selalu berbolak-balik. Justeru ‘budak sekolah agama’ juga tidak boleh diharap 100%.

Lalu kepada siapa lagi mahu diletakkan tanggungjawab berdakwah ini? Kitalah! Setiap manusia yang melafazkan syahadah itu WAJIB Berdakwah. Tidak kiralah yang berseluar pendek, tidak bertudung hatta yang minum arak atau berzina sekalipun. Firman Allah:

“Kamu adalah umat yang terbaik yang dilahirkan untuk manusia, menyuruh kepada yang ma'ruf, dan mencegah dari yang munkar, dan beriman kepada Allah. sekiranya ahli Kitab beriman, tentulah itu lebih baik bagi mereka, di antara mereka ada yang beriman, dan kebanyakan mereka adalah orang-orang yang fasik.” (Al-Imran: 110)

Jadi, marilah sama-sama memperbaiki diri. Walau bagaimanapun, autoriti agama hanya ada pada mereka yang ahli. Bukan anda yang tak tahu Bahasa Arab atau tak pernah bukak kitab. Jadi berhati-hatilah dalam berpendapat.

Faris Al-Muhandisu: Sekadar luahan hati yang sedikit dipengaruhi emosi. Tiada autoriti dan tidak perlu diikuti bagi yang tidak memahami. Harap maklum.


Monday, November 30, 2009

Hang Tuah VS Hang Jebat

Kisah Lagenda

Sedang termenung di kala pagi mendung, menerbangkan saya ke alam lagenda ceritera dua pahlawan bersaudara Hang Tuah dan Hang Jebat. Entah kenapa tatkala menerawang di dimensi ke empat itu, minda singgah sejenak di  Melaka, sekitar abad ke 15. Mungkin dipengaruhi bahan bacaan sejak akhir-akhir ini yang banyak berkisar tentang alam Melayu.

Gempak gempita bumi Melaka
Guruh berdentum tanah bergegar
Jaguh tersanjung bertarung nyawa
Rasuk ajal teman pendekar

- pantun daripada ‘Hikayat Raja Raja’

Ingatkah anda kisah pergaduhan antara Hang Tuah dan Hang Jebat? Masakan tidak. Sebuah kisah ketaatan yang tidak berbelah bahagi kepada Sultan. Sebuah kisah dendam terhadap pemimpin yang zalim. Sebuah kisah persahabatan yang erat.  Kisah lagenda yang sarat dengan nilai pemikiran feudal melayu yang mungkin masih mempengaruhi minda Melayu moden.

Kisah itu berakhir dengan tragedi berdarah iaitu kematian Hang Jebat di tangan saudaranya sendiri Hang Tuah. Pernahkah anda terfikir siapa yang benar? Adakah Hang Jebat yang menyimpan dendam terhadap sultan kerana ingin menuntut bela atas kematian Hang Tuah yang difitnah sehingga segala isi istana yang tidak berdosa menjadi mangsa? Atau Hang Tuah yang taat kepada sultan yang zalim itu secara membuta-tuli sehingga sanggup membunuh saudaranya sendiri yang hanya ingin menuntut bela ke atas dirinya?

Merga Paksi tujuh bersaudara
Pencak silat Kertala Sari
Lihat lenggok Tuan Laksamana
Dibuai kilas Taming Sari

- pantun daripada ‘Hikayat Raja Raja’

Parti Hang Tuah

Mungkin ‘Parti Hang Tuah’ akan menyokong Hang Tuah atas dasar ketaatannya kepada pemimpin. Yang terlebih fanatik mungkin menggunakan dalil ini:

“Hai orang-orang yang beriman, taatilah Allah dan taatilah Rasul (nya), dan ulil amri di antara kamu…..” (An-Nisa’: 59)

Namun mereka terlupa yang ayat ini ada sambungannya:

“……… Kemudian jika kamu berlainan pendapat tentang sesuatu, Maka kembalikanlah ia kepada Allah (Al Quran) dan Rasul (sunnahnya), jika kamu benar-benar beriman kepada Allah dan hari kemudian. yang demikian itu lebih utama (bagimu) dan lebih baik akibatnya.”

Allah menjelaskan bahwa ciri-ciri utama Ulil Amri Minkum yang sebenarnya ialah komitmen untuk selalu mengembalikan segenap urusan yang diperselisihkan kepada Allah (Al Qur'an) dan Rasul (sunnahnya). Para pemimpin sejati di antara orang-orang beriman tidak mungkin akan rela menyelesaikan berbagai urusan kepada selain Al-Qur’an dan Sunnah Ar-Rasul. Sebab mereka sangat faham dan meyakini pesan Allah:

”Hai orang-orang yang beriman, janganlah kamu mendahului Allah dan Rasul-Nya dan bertakwalah kepada Allah. Sesungguhnya Allah Maha Mendengar lagi Maha Mengetahui.” (Al-Hujuurat: 1)

Parti Hang Jebat

Lalu bagaimana pula dengan ‘Parti Hang Jebat’? Pastinya mereka dengan sepenuh hati menyokong Hang Jebat kerana berani menegakkan keadilan. Dialah hero rakyat yang sudah bosan dan letih ditindas pemerintah. Bak kata Hang Jebat si ‘hero’:

“Raja adil raja ku sembah, raja zalim raja ku sanggah.”

Namun Allah juga berpesan:

“Dan janganlah kamu campur adukkan yang hak dengan yang batil dan janganlah kamu sembunyikan yang hak itu, sedang kamu Mengetahui.” (Al-Baqarah: 42)

Lalu anda di pihak mana?

Sejenak mendalami ilmu-ilmu feqah, satu prinsip yang perlu difahami dengan teliti dan mendalam, dalam soal syariat, antara yang benar dan sesat itu ada pertengahan. Dan kebenaran itu tidak bersifat tunggal umpama cahaya putih yang terbias menghasilkan 7 warna spektrum yang indah.  Namun itu soal syariat, bukan soal Akidah yang perlu dicermati. Rosak akidah, hancurlah Islam.

Sebagai penutup, ingin dikongsi satu ayat Al-Quran sebagai renungan:

”Pada hari ketika muka mereka dibolak-balikkan dalam neraka, mereka berkata: "Alangkah baiknya, andaikata kami ta`at kepada Allah dan ta`at (pula) kepada Rasul". Dan mereka berkata: "Ya Tuhan kami, sesungguhnya kami telah menta`ati pemimpin-pemimpin dan pembesar-pembesar kami, lalu mereka menyesatkan kami dari jalan (yang benar). Ya Tuhan kami, timpakanlah kepada mereka azab dua kali lipat dan kutuklah mereka dengan kutukan yang besar". (Al-Ahzab: 66-68)



Saturday, November 21, 2009

Supplications for Depression

In al-Saheehayn it was reported from Ibn 'Abbaas that the Messenger of Allah used to say, when he felt distressed:

"La ilaaha ill-Allaah al-'Azeem ul-Haleem, Laa ilaaha ill-Allaah Rabb il-'arsh il-'azeem, Laa ilaaha ill-Allaah Rabb is-samawaati wa Rabb il-ard wa Rabb il-'arsh il-kareem."

(There is no god except Allah, the All-Mighty, the Forbearing; there is no god except Allah, the Lord of the Mighty Throne; there is no god except Allah, Lord of the heavens, Lord of the earth and Lord of the noble Throne)."

And it was reported from Anas RA that the Prophet S.A.W. used to say, when something upset him:

"Yaa Hayyu yaa Qayyoom, bi Rahmatika astagheeth."

(O Ever-Living One, O Everlasting One, by Your mercy I seek help.)

And it was reported that Asmaa’ bint 'Umays RA said:

The Messenger of Allah said to me: "Shall I not teach you some words to say when you feel distressed?"

"Allaah, Allaah, Rabbee laa ushriku bihi shay’an."

(Allah, Allah, my Lord, I do not associate anything with Him.)

It was reported from 'Abd-Allaah ibn Mas’ood that the Prophet S.A.W. said:

"No person suffers any anxiety or grief, and says:

"'Allaahumma innee 'abduka wa ibn 'abdika wa ibn amatika, naasiyati bi yadika, maadin fiyya hukmuka, 'adlun fiyya qadaa’uka, as’aluka bi kulli ismin huwa laka sammayta bihi nafsaka aw anzaltahu fi kitaabika aw 'allamtahu ahadan min khalqika aw ista’tharta bihi fi 'ilm il-ghaybi 'andak an taj’ala al-Qur’aana rabee’ qalbi wa noor sadri wa jalaa’a huzni wa dhahaaba hammi."

"O Allah, I am Your slave, son of Your slave, son of Your female slave, my forelock is in Your hand, Your command over me is forever executed and Your decree over me is just. I ask You by every Name belonging to You which You named Yourself with, or revealed in Your Book, or You taught to any of Your creation, or You have preserved in the knowledge of the unseen with You, that You make the Qur’aan the life of my heart and the light of my breast, and a departure for my sorrow and a release for my anxiety."

"...but Allah will take away his sorrow and grief, and give him in their stead joy."

[Al-Kalim al-Tayyib by Shaykh al-Islam Ibn Taymiyah, edited by Shaykh al-Albaani, p. 72]

Wednesday, November 18, 2009

SPM 2009: Good Luck!

Post-SPM 2006: Interview with reporters from Utusan Malaysia and Berita Harian

Hari ini, 18 November 2009 bermulalah detik yang paling mendebarkan pelajar-pelajar tingkatan 5 di seluruh Malaysia. Peperiksaan SPM, ujian yang menentukan arah tuju masa hadapan kini menjelma. Masih segar di ruang minda satu perasaan yang cukup hangat dan menyesakkan di saat detik itu hampir tiba. Terimbau kembali kenangan zaman persekolahan di Maktab Rendah Sains MARA Pengkalan Chepa (MRSM PC) 3 tahun yang lalu.

Masih ku ingat bagaimana dalam tekanan sebagai seorang ketua pelajar, hari-hari yang dilalui terasa begitu pantas bergerak. Betapa sempit ruang untuk mengulangkaji pelajaran. Kadang-kadang tanggungjawab sebagai pelajar diketepikan begitu sahaja. Pernah ketika di tingkatan 4, ponteng kelas selama hampir 2 minggu, minggu pertama kerana menyertai Tunas Saintis Peringkat Kebangsaan di MRSM Pontian, minggu kedua kerana tugas sebagai ahli jawatankuasa Minggu Bahasa Peringkat Kebangsaan. Namun begitu, alhamdulillah, Allah mengurniakan keputusan yang baik dalam peperiksaan, berjaya mengekalkan PNG 3.5 ke atas. Sungguh benar janji Allah

“Jika kamu menolong agama Allah, aku akan menolong kamu dan meneguhkan kedudukanmu.” (Muhammad: 7)

Bersama Mami n Nipi.. Inspirasiku ketika duka

Di tingkatan 5, keadaan sama berterusan. Dikutuk, dikeji itu perkara biasa sebagai pemimpin pelajar. Biasalah orang melayu. Begitu banyak mulut yang mahu mengkritik (mereka kata berfikir kononnya), namun tidak ramai yang mahu berdiri di belakang pemimpin mereka dan melakukan perubahan bersama. Bila diajak untuk menjalankan sebarang inisiatif kebajikan pelajar, begitu banyak alasan diberi. Senario sama berlaku di mana-mana. Bergantung atas definisi perubahan yang diinginkan. Bagi kami, perubahan yang diinginkan berjaya dicapai atas beberapa indikator yang realistik yang kami tetapkan sendiri. Mungkin pada orang lain tidak, ya terserahlah. Matlamat BWP ketika itu tidaklah terlalu jauh memandangkan keadaan yang agak parah yang dibawa dari generasi terdahulu. Alhamdulillah, sekurang-kurangnya batu asas yang kami letakkan berjaya digarap dengan baik oleh BWP seterusnya dan mereka terus berubah dari generasi ke generasi. Pasti ramai MRSM PC Old Boys terkejut dengan budaya pelajar generasi terbaru ini. Sekurang-kurangnya saya sendiri pun terkejut.

Cabaran demi cabaran mendatang. Ketika SPM masih berbaki sebulan, saya terpaksa berulang-alik ke hospital tatkala sedang menghadapi Percubaan SPM. Ini cabaran yang paling dahsyat pernah dialami setakat ini. Tatkala orang lain sibuk menelaah pelajaran, saya terpaksa berehat. Dalam kelas, saya langsung tidak mampu menumpukan perhatian. Saya percaya tiada dalam kalangan adik-adik mengalami apa yang saya alami. Alhamdulillah, janji Allah itu maha benar. Saya masih berjaya mendapat keputusan terbaik dan ditemu ramah oleh RTM dan beberapa media cetak lain dalam sidang akhbar bersama Pengerusi MARA.

Press Conference with Pengerusi MARA Y. B. Brig. Jen. (B) Dato’ Seri Abdul Hamid bin Hj. Zainal Abidin

Natijah daripada kehidupan di MRSM PC, inilah saya. Maybe people want to argue that they are ‘finished’ because of their life in MRSM PC, well I would say they are the one who ‘surrender themselves to the weather’. This pesimistic view of life will let people down all the time until their death.

Nasihat saya kepada adik-adik yang mengambil SPM tahun ni, termasuklah adik saya sendiri:

1. Tingkatkan kebergantungan kepada Allah.
2. Banyakkan berdoa.
3. Tenangkan fikiran.
4. Minta maaf dengan semua orang terutama guru-guru. Masih ada masa selagi keputusan belum keluar.
5. Pastikan anda dah khatam Al-Quran. Pengalaman saya dengan sahabat-sahabat, menunjukkan ada trend pelajar yang skor masa peperiksaan biasa tapi tak skor masa SPM, kebanyakan daripada mereka tak pernah khatam Al-Quran.
6. Walau apa pun yang berlaku, fikir yang positif sahaja.
7. Tawakal hanya selepas berusaha sepenuh hati.
8. Banyakkan buat latihan soalan-soalan tahun lepas daripada mentelaah. Dalam keadaan genting sebegini, output lebih penting daripada input.
9. Cari ruang yang paling senang untuk fokus. Elakkan belajar di bilik.

Akhir kata, semoga berjaya dalam SPM 2009 insyaAllah. Jika saya mampu, mengapa anda tidak?

"Be a light, not a judge. Be a model, not a critic. Be part of the solution, not part of the problem"


Sunday, November 1, 2009

Vacuum Domain of Truth

“O ye who believe! If a wicked person comes to you with any news, ascertain the truth, lest ye harm people unwittingly, and afterwards become full of repentance for what ye have done.” (Al-Hujurat: 6)

The Allegory of the Cave

In this famous theory written by Plato, he imagines a group of people who have lived chained in a cave all of their lives, facing a blank wall. The people watch shadows projected on the wall by things passing in front of a fire behind them, and begin to ascribe forms to these shadows. According to Plato, the shadows are as close as the prisoners get to seeing reality.


Contact is the key to effective communication. Contact between various members of a society is essential to build strong feelings of love and commitment. Contact within the same universities, schools, classes, organizations, events and other places where people go about their business enables people to get to know each other better, to understand or share in their ideas, beliefs, sorrows and joys.

“Allah does not forbid you to deal justly and kindly with those who have not fought against you on account of religion and did not drive you out of your homes. Verily, Allah loves those who deal with equity.” (Al-Mumtahanah: 8)

Contacts do not stop at a superficial limit like simply sharing the same universities or working in the same organizations, but it involves more intimate levels like sharing and emphatizing with others’ problems, concerns, happiness, grief, hopes, expectations and disappointments.


No contact means no effective communication. It obviously results in wrong information. People tend to observe from afar. They are not brave enough to catch the right people for the right and credible information. Consequently, people assume anything that may uphold their stance and assumptions tend to be wrong. Just like what is mentioned by Plato in his popular Allegory of Cave long time ago.

There’s where people build a vacuum domain of truth between them. No one dare to try to break into the domain. It needs a very high pressure, temperature, energy and very sophisticated ‘pump’ before the domain can be break. That is when prejudice and hatred come into play.

Battle of Siffin

There are a lot of examples in the olden days for what we have been discussing right now. Obviously, one of them is Battle of Siffin. It was fought between Ali ibn Abi Talib and Muawiyah I, on the banks of the Euphrates river, in what is now Ar-Raqqah, Syria. Following the controversial murder of Uthman ibn Affan, Ali had become Caliph but struggled to be accepted as such throughout the Muslim Empire.

Muawiyah, the governor of Syria, was a kinsman of the murdered Caliph, and just wanted the murderers brought to justice. He is not a rebellion as his enemy wanted people to see. Ali was in difficult situation since the ummah at that time was in chaos without a leader. Muawiyah considered that Ali was unwilling to do this, and so Muawiyah rebelled against Ali, who attempted to put down the rebellion. The result was the engagement at Siffin. It is so confusing that Ali was in Madinah while Muawiyah is in Damascus. What would you expect for two sides without any proper communication system to make a dialogue to understand each other’s position? This is what I mean as ‘Vacuum Domain of Truth’.

Therefore, it is not fair to other side if we throw a lot of accusations merely based on other’s words which could be slanderous. They may have their own agenda or influenced by their emotions. People with high knowledge and credibility also may do the same mistake. No people are free from their emotion; they may use their knowledge as they like to fulfil their agenda. Who knows? So, the solution is to meet the right people, like in the previous case, Ali, listen with an open heart to their explanation.

I write this just for one reason.

“The Believers are but a single Brotherhood: So make peace and reconciliation between your two (contending) brothers; and fear Allah, that ye may receive Mercy.” (Al-Hujuurat: 10)


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2. The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People - Stephen R. Covey






Wednesday, October 21, 2009

TB & TEC 2010 Executive Committee Recruitment


Friday, October 9, 2009

Human Body is the Best Chemical Plant

Brain is the best Controlling system

PID Controller

Lung is the best membrane


Heart is the best pump
Gear-Oil Pump

Stomach is the best reactor

Plug-flow Reactor

Nerve is best sensor

D40 Sensor

Muscle is the best actuator
Electric Actuator

Intestine is the best sedimenter


Blood vessel is the best pipe

Stainless Pipe

Kidney is the best heat exchanger

Plate Heat Exchanger

Indeed, human body is the best and most complex chemical plant!

"This day shall We save thee in the body, that thou mayest be a sign to those who come after thee! but verily, many among mankind are heedless of Our Signs!" (Yunus: 92)

Wednesday, September 23, 2009

Muslim's Dream of Ideal State

In 360 CE, Plato started talking about the ideal socio-political state which he called the ‘Republic’, and over the centuries people have tried to find or establish this perfect society without success. Although most people never realized it, this ideal society really existed; it was there in the social system built by Prophet Muhammad S.A.W. in Madinah, a system that operated according to Allah’s guidance and Islamic teachings. This righteous system survived after the death of Rasulullah and throughout the period of influence of his four wise and rightly-guided followers as Caliphs (Khulafa’ Ar-Rashidin): Abu Bakar RA, Umar Al-Khattab RA, Uthman RA and Ali RA.

When Abu Bakar was Caliph, he appointed Umar Al-Khattab as a judge. As reported by Western orientalist, months used to pass by with no one coming to Umar with any complaint. Finally, Umar came to the Caliph – according to our present days terms – present his resignation, saying “I have nothing to do. You hired me as a judge over people who knew their duties and accomplished them and who knew their rights and didn’t transgress them.”

How would you feel if you lived in such a society? You wake up every morning knowing that justice prevails, love and care surround you and mercy is your society’s main slogan. Have you ever dreamed that our brothers in Palestine, Xinjiang, Chechnya and so on live in safety without worrying of being shot or stabbed from nowhere? Currently, anywhere around the world, it is always the Muslims are the victims. I can’t imagine how a Muslim can sleep unheeding on his comfortable bed while violent oppression taking place worldwide.

The path is still too far yet not impossible. Just a simple thought from me. By the way, Happy Eid Mubarak! Kullu 'aam wa antum bil khoir. Maaf zahir dan batin.


Thursday, September 17, 2009

Award: Awesome Blog Buddy

Saya tak biasa main tagging ni. Disebabkan telah banyak kali ditag dan tak mahu mengecewakan sahabat-sahabat, saya cuba menjawab tag ini.

1. 5 fakta menarik tentang pemberi tag:
• Wan Mustapai nama diberi… sebut betul3.. hehe
• Peramah dan sempoi
• Schoolmate kat MRSM PC dan sekarang bersama di UTP tapi bukan satu course.
• Seorang yang sangat busy sejak dari zaman sekolah lagi
• Calon MPP 09/10.. haha.. (promote2)

2. 10 fakta/hobi diri sendiri:
• Sangat obsess dengan buku. Pandai berjimat tetapi tidak untuk buku.
• Sangat serius, kritikal dan berterus-terang namun masih ada pertimbangan.
• Tak suka orang yang tidak menepati janji/masa.
• Susah nak senyum tapi hakikatnya itu hanya di hadapan perempuan… haha
• Suka warna hijau dedaunan.. hehe.. sangat mendamaikan
• Kurang bercakap, banyak bekerja.. that’s my style.
• Ada 2 adik lelaki dan sorang adik perempuan.
• Anak sulung.
• Kadang-kadang jenis angin jugak sejak akhir-akhir ni.
• They said I’m over-altruistic.. well.. I dun really aware of it.

3. 8 Penerima tag seterusnya dengan ringkasan mengenai mereka:
Faiq – adik saya. Seorang hafiz. Jangan terkejut blog pelajar tingkatan 2 ni lebih matang daripada anda.
Hamzah – rumate saya. Blog dia jarang update sebab dia tersangat la sibuk.
Nur Akmal – schoolmate kat MRSM PC dulu.
Azirah – Schoolmate kat MRSM KL n MRSM PC dulu. Lama tak dengar kaba dia
Nash – Coursemate kat UTP. Presiden MEDTECH.
Hasmah Salleh – Schoolmate kat MRSM KL. Sekarang buat medic kat Mesir.
Izati (Nieeyz) – Schoolmate kat MRSM PC dan juga jiranku… hehe
Azura – Labmate untuk sem ni. Quite childish.. jangan marah.. haha

Asalnya nak tag lagi ramai.. tapi ramai pulak yang telah ditag.. tak perlulah berulang kali. Sekadar untuk mengurangkan ketegangan post-post yang agak serius sebelum ini. Terima kasih


Wednesday, September 16, 2009

1Malaysia F1 team

I don’t know what to say on this matter. Just a few questions arise from my mind right now.

Are we really gonna be competitive or just put something filling up the grid?

Does it feasible while Malaysia is in the midst of economic crisis?

I can’t say I’m entirely surprised; it’s pretty typical of our government’s mentality. This is and has been the perennial problem with this country; we always want to look good, but with a glaring lack of substance beneath the surface.

Instead of pouring the millions into an F1 team, why not invest in improving Proton? They’ve been cash-strapped for the past couple years as their sales have taken a downturn due to stiff competition from the like of Perodua, Toyota, Kia, and others. Their quality isn’t worth much mention either. Would it be a lot better to enter a team into F1 as a credible car manufacturer first?

I don’t know how much money does it takes to build a strong F1 team. But for sure it’s going to exceed 12 digits value. Can you imagine how this money can benefit the poor, the old and a lot of patients in hospital who are just waiting for their death since they have no money to pay their medical bill? They say that we are short of money due to economic downturn. We need to increase the petrol and food price. We need to save money, can’t afford to waste more money and etc. Now, who’s wasting their money? Everybody knows why the team as credible as BMW-Sauber pulled out from the event.

However, I try to be optimistic that this project is going to spur young minds to engage in science and technology with more passion. I also hope that this project at least will shift the role model of teenagers from all those demoralised artistes to technocrat figures if not intellectual figures as what had been done by our angkasawan. Plus, from reliable source, UTM and UTP have been engaged into the team. Hopefully, after a successful run with Formula SAE, we can move forward to involve in F1 through this once-in-a-life-time chance. Let us make Tokai University in Japan as our role model. Their students managed to design a high performance engine due to their involvement in Le Mans Project. So, let’s build one to prove that this project is not a waste.

I believe as a country, this is not the right time to build the team. Malaysia does not desperately need this. All we need right now is a focus on our people and stable economy. All this projects are just going to benefit the rich. Do you think Malaysia is ready for its own F1 team? Have your say..



Sunday, September 13, 2009

UMNO Parti Islam?

Sudah berpuluh-puluh kali pemimpin UMNO melaungkan bahawa UMNO adalah parti Islam. Sejak dari zaman Tunku Rahman hinggalah ke zaman Pak Lah dengan Islam Hadhari yang sudah tidak pasti ke mana hala tujunya. Kali ini, YAB Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak pula melaungkan slogan yang sama. Atas dasar apa mereka mengatakan mereka parti Islam? Memetik kata-kata PM

“Dalam Islam, kemiskinan itu menghampiri kekufuran dan Umno sejak 53 tahun yang lepas berusaha membasmi kemiskinan di kalangan umat Islam dengan membuka tanah rancangan Felda dan adakah ini bukan tuntutan Islam?”

Adakah dengan membasmi kemiskinan dalam kalangan umat Islam merupakan dasar utama kepada perjuangan Islam? Pernah mereka tahu apakah konsep ‘Hizbullah (Parti Allah)’ yang disebutkan dalam Al-Quran? Mungkin terlalu dalam dan berat untuk dibedah konsep-konsep asas haraki ini. Di ruangan ini, biarlah saya membincangkan secara mudah persoalan ini.

Kita tidak perlu mempertikaikan kebaikan dan kebijaksanaan kerajaan dalam membentuk FELDA untuk membantu golongan miskin. Orang bukan Islam malah orang Yahudi pun membantu orang miskin. Kerajaan Israel, siap bagi tanah percuma yang dirampas daripada rakyat Palestin kepada orang Yahudi yang baru berpindah ke Israel dari Eropah. Justeru, apa yang nak dihairankan? Nak buat baik tak semestinya orang Islam. Malah, boleh jadi orang bukan Islam jauh lebih baik daripada orang Islam.

Mungkin ada sesetengah pihak yang mendakwa orang UMNO pun sembahyang 5 waktu jemaah di masjid, membaca Al-Quran dan berpuasa. Itu perkara asas yang tak perlu diperbahaskan. Orang yang berzina, minum arak mahupun berjudi juga boleh melakukan ibadah khas tersebut. Malah, ramai orientalis barat yang sah bukan Islam hafaz 30 juzu’ Al-Quran. Maka, apakah masalah sebenar yang berlaku? Nun di pedalaman FELDA, berapa ramai anak-anak muda terlibat dengan masalah sosial. Masalah rasuah yang kian menggugat kredibiliti kerajaan pemerintah sehingga ‘diiktiraf’ oleh AMNESTY International antara negara yang mempunyai indeks rasuah yang tinggi. ‘Kebocoran’ di sana sini. Itu perkara-perkara yang boleh dianggap furu’. Lalu bagaimana dengan perlembagaan Malaysia, isu murtad dan isu perundangan Islam? Di sini lah terletak isu dasarnya iaitu isu AKIDAH!

Firman Allah:
“Maka demi Tuhanmu (wahai Muhammad)! Mereka tidak disifatkan beriman sehingga mereka menjadikan engkau hakim dalam mana-mana perselisihan yang timbul di antara mereka, kemudian mereka pula tidak merasa di hati mereka sesuatu keberatan dari apa yang telah engkau hukumkan dan mereka menerima keputusan itu dengan sepenuhnya.” (An-Nisa’: 65)

Berapa banyak Majlis tadarus atau Tilawah Al-Quran yang diadakan jika dibandingkan dengan Konsert-konsert artis antarabangsa? Berapa banyak majlis ilmu yang diberi sokongan oleh kerajaan (itupun atas kepentingan politik) jika nak dibandingkan dengan pusat-pusat hiburan, judi dan arak yang diberi lesen untuk beroperasi? Bagaimana pula soal sistem pemerintahan Islam yang jelas ditolak oleh UMNO?

Firman Allah lagi
“…. dan tolong-menolonglah kamu dalam (mengerjakan) kebajikan dan takwa, dan jangan tolong-menolong dalam berbuat dosa dan pelanggaran. dan bertakwalah kamu kepada Allah, Sesungguhnya Allah amat berat siksa-Nya.” (Al-Maa’idah: 2)

Mantan PM, Tun Abdullah Badawi dengan jelas mengatakan bahawa Perlembagaan Malaysia lebih tinggi daripada Islam. Dato’ Jamaludin Jarjis dalam satu sidang parlimen ketika berbahas dengan Tuan Guru Haji Hadi menyatakan bahawa kita harus memisahkan soal pendidikan dengan Islam? 2 kenyataan daripada pemimpin ‘hebat’ ini sudah cukup untuk menjelaskan pendirian mereka yang menolak sebahagian Islam. Namun dalam Surah Al-Baqarah Allah menyatakan:

“Hai orang-orang yang beriman, masuklah kamu ke dalam Islam keseluruhan, dan janganlah kamu turut langkah-langkah syaitan. Sesungguhnya syaitan itu musuh yang nyata bagimu.” (Al-Baqarah: 208)

Formulanya mudah, Islam itu datang secara ‘pakej’. Tolak 1 bermakna tolak semua. Apatah lagi yang ditolak itu merupakan perkara-perkara Akidah.

“Sesungguhnya kami Telah menurunkan Kitab Taurat di dalamnya (ada) petunjuk dan cahaya (yang menerangi), yang dengan Kitab itu diputuskan perkara orang-orang Yahudi oleh nabi-nabi yang menyerah diri kepada Allah, oleh orang-orang alim mereka dan pendeta-pendeta mereka, disebabkan mereka diperintahkan memelihara kitab-kitab Allah dan mereka menjadi saksi terhadapnya. Karena itu janganlah kamu takut kepada manusia, (tetapi) takutlah kepada-Ku. dan janganlah kamu menukar ayat-ayat-Ku dengan harga yang sedikit. barangsiapa yang tidak memutuskan menurut apa yang diturunkan Allah, Maka mereka itu adalah orang-orang yang kafir.” (Al-Maa’idah: 44)

Jelas di sini, persoalan parti yang memperjuangkan Islam atau tidak sememangnya tidak ditentukan oleh nama mahupun apa yang dilakukan tetapi ditentukan oleh dasarnya yang berlandaskan Al-Quran dan Sunnah. Justeru, tiada jalan lain untuk menjadi golongan ‘Nasrallah’ melainkan dengan memperjuangkan kalimah ‘La ila ha illa Allah’. Marilah kita sama-sama muhasabah diri dan berdoa memohon hidayah dan taufik dari Allah agar diberi petunjuk dan kekuatan untuk berubah ke arah kebenaran. InsyaAllah.



Sunday, September 6, 2009

Buat Muslimah Sejati

"Diantara tanda-tanda kekuasaan Allah ialah Dia menciptakan untukmu isteri-isteri dari jenismu sendiri, supaya kamu cenderung dan merasa tenteram kepadanya, dan dijadikan-Nya di antara kamu rasa kasih dan sayang. (Ar-Rum 21)

Bersabda Rasulullah SAW:
"Sebaik-baik perhiasan di dunia ini adalah wanita yang solehah."

Perempuan yang aku sayangi
Adalah pencinta agama Tuhannya
Yang mengalir rasa cinta.. takut dan harap
Terus menguasai perjalanan kehidupannya
Dari waktu ke waktu
Sehingga perjanjian antara jasad dan nyawanya berakhir

Perempuan yang aku rindui
Adalah yang di mata dan wajahnya
Terpancar sinar nur Ilahi
Lidahnya basah dengan zikrullah
Sentiasa muraqabah
Setiap waktu sibuk membaiki diri
Di sudut hati kecilnya sentiasa membesarkan Allah

Perempuan yang aku cintai
Yang menutup auratnya dari pandangan ajnabi
Kehormatan dirinya menjadi mahal nilainya
Mujahadatunnafsi adalah perjuangan yang mesti
Muhasabatunnafsi dilakukan selalu
Disanjung tinggi penduduk langit dan bumi

Perempuan yang aku dambai
Yang mendekatkan hatiku yang jauh dari Allah
Tika aku di sana dilamar duniawi
Hadirnya memperkasa Akhiratku
Sewaktu aku alpa dan leka
Lembut manjanya mentazkirah diri
Di kala aku disapa bahana
Belai kasihnya menginsafkan naluri

Perempuan yang aku kasihi
Yang bersyukur pada apa yang ada
Yang bersabar pada apa yang tiada
Cinta pada hidup yang sederhana
Demi kebahagiaan abadi di sana

Perempuan yang aku sukai
Menjadi dian pada dirinya sendiri
Yang menjadi pelita untuk putera-puteriku
Yang bakal dilahirkan
Untuk menyambung perjuanganku
Menegak kalimah Allah nan qudus
Mendaulat perjuangan suci Junjungan Mulia

Perempuan yang aku impi
Adalah wanita yang luhur haqiqi
Muslimah yang setia sejati
Mu'minah yang taat pada Ilahi