Sunday, May 22, 2011

Shaken earth





T'was 21st of May, 2011, any Saturday afternoon...
when Allah s.w.t shaken the earth with His power,

an orphanage (Madrasah al-Taqwa) which housed boys aged 8-18 years old was hit by landslides.

the news reported that it was two landslides hitting the orphanage at the same time.

49 people were in the orphanage area at the time.

a group of young children(24-25 including their wardens), were rehearsing a performance under an outdoor tent, for some guests scheduled to visit them later in the evening.

they were the first victims of the landslides.


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the landslides hit the orphanage at around 2.30pm.

The rescue team continued their rescue effort, amidst the heavy rain.

at exactly 5.05 am, 22nd May, 2011, the last victim (an 8 year-old boy) was finally dug up from the wreckage.

According to the final report, a total of 16 people (children & adults) lost their lives, while 9 other survived with 3 of them with major injuries.

-gratitude & respect, to the rescue team who made the undying effort in saving the victims.

O'Allah, 'Inna lillahi wa inna ilaihi raji'un'

-To Allah we belong, and to Him is our return-

truly You are the holder of life and death,
of the earth, the rain, the sky,the wind,

from You came all the wrath,
to let us not forget to Whom we belong,
it is from You too, came all the beauty, the peace, the strength, and the faith,

that when You choose to give,
nothing can hold You from it,
and when You choose to take away,
not a thing in this universe can stop You from doing so,

O' Allah,
grant them the strength to go through this ordeal, with patience and preservation,
grant them the faith in You, to hold unto You, and bear this pain,

bless them, the souls of the dead,
ease their journeys in the Hereafter,
protect them, and have mercy for them,
forgive them for all their sins in this world,

O'Allah,
.....truly, You are the Greatest, the Most Merciful, the Most Forgiving.

Al-Fatihah...



Wednesday, May 18, 2011

twisted heart.


s.o.m.e.t.h.i.n.g.

about you that says,

y.o.u.'l.l. b.e. a.r.o.u.n.d.

in my life,

whenever i turn to you.

t.h.a.n.k.y.o.u.




"The hearts of all of the children of Adam (peace be upon him) are like a single heart between two of the fingers of the All-Merciful, and the All-merciful twists this heart in whatever way is willed"

if you twist this heart, Lord,
twist it, into the heart that loves You,
and finds peace in You,
and in Your faithful servants.
twist it, so that this heart,
yearns for You,
and in this heart that feels love,
will bring itself closer to You.

Sunday, May 15, 2011

afraid im not...

i am not p.e.r.fe.c.t,
i have my f.l.a.w.s,

b.u.t i am willing to l.e.a.r.n,
and stand up for what i b.e.l.ie.v.e in,

i am not afraid of m.i.s.t.a.k.e.s,
because they t.e.a.c.h me more than success does,

i am not .a.f.r.a.i.d. of giving up things dear to me,
i am not afraid of losing it all,

if the g.a.i.n is in You.

Thursday, May 5, 2011

Reminders for your heart

I posted this in my FB notes sometime ago. Turns out, i'm the one that needs it most right now, just hoping everything will be fine soon:-



When you capture yourself asking these questions...or saying these things...

return to His Words.


Why am I being tested?

[Al-Ankabut:2-3]

Do men think that they will be left alone on saying, 'We believe,' and that they will not be tested? We did test those before them, and Allah will certainly know those who are true from those who are false.


Why can't i get what i desire??

[Al-Baqarah:216]

Fighting is prescribed for you, and you dislike it. But it is possible that you dislike a thing which is good for you, and that you love a thing which is bad for you. But Allah knows, and you know not.


Why do i feel so burdened with this calamity..?

[Al-Baqarah:286]

On no soul does Allah place a burden greater than it can bear. It gets every good that it earns, and it suffers every ill that it earns.

(Pray):

"Our Lord! Condemn us not if we forget or fall into error; our Lord! Lay not on us a burden like that which You did 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. You are our Protector; help us against those who stand against faith."


Frustrated!!

[Ali-Imran:139]

So lose not heart, nor fall into despair: for you must gain mastery if you are true in faith.


How must i handle my troubles.?

[Al-Baqarah:45]

Nay, seek (Allah's) help with patient preserverance and prayer: it is indeed hard, except to those who bring a humble spirit-


What do I get from these trials and tribulations?

[At-Taubah:111]

Allah has purchased of the believers their persons and their goods; for theirs (in return) is the garden (of paradise): they fight in His cause, and slay and are slain: a promise binding on Him in truth, through the law, the Gospel, and the Qur'an: and who is more faithful to his covenant than Allah? Then rejoice in the bargain which you have concluded: that is the achievement supreme.


To whom should i put my hopes on?

At-Taubah:129]

But if they turn away say: Allah suffices me: There is no god but He: On Him is my trust- He is the Lord of the throne (of glory) supreme!


No....I just cant face this!!

[Yusuf:87]

"O my sons! Go you and enquire about Joseph and his brother, and never give up hope of Allah's soothing mercy: truly no one despairs of Allah's soothing mercy, except those who have no faith.


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