Thursday, April 30, 2009

start now!

actually i read this forum about hugging parents and there are varied responses. some are shy?? to hug their mothers and the other bunch said that it is a routine to hug their parents when they go to school or work and when it is time to sleep. it is an interesting and captivating forum as some stated that when you hug your lovely mummy and daddy, there is some kind of aura or some form of therapy that transfers to your body. the more you hug, the stronger the bond between you and your family members.

to add on, one of them said something that really awed me which is, she is really close with her family members especially her father but never hug him. so, now her father had passed away and she regretted for not hugging him. also she said that we should really appreciate our parents now when they are right in front of us before comes a day when your parents are no longer in this dunya anymore.

so to all of you who find it hard to hug your parents, delay no further and hug countless times so that a happy family can be achieved.
to conclude, i love to share that our true friend is actually our parents and they are the ones who are more than willing to share every bit of sorrows or happiness with us. so everybody start now and keep smiling.

this second photo actually a pic of husband and wife and nothing got to do with parents but i just love how he express his love to his wife. full of love.

Monday, April 27, 2009

bits and pieces of my life

while on my way to the school depatment office with my friends and we waited for the lift so
there was a bunch of boys who were waiting for the lift too and...

two of the boys mumbled something and i could only catch the last part of his sentence which was

'it is a religious thing.' i knew that he was referring to me because he took a quick glance on me and then turned to his friend.

so thats all for today. surely, he was wondering why i wear the hijab and he asked his friend bout it, so his friend replied'it is a religious thing' and then i could see he nodded and there was silence... i just smiled to myself..

i just feel like posting about this.
what is your say? experiencing the same thing?

Saturday, April 25, 2009

I want to follow my mother

i am back:)
so today i have a case to share which is about conversion to another religion.

currently there is a hot issue going on in Malaysia where there is this Indian couple who filed a divorce due to her husband conversion to Islam. he used to be a Hindu. firstly, i will say subhanallah because this man had already gotten hidayah from Allah. so another problem arose. what is going to happen to their children? are they going to follow their mother and remained as a Hindu or following their father and converted as a Muslim? to add on, their father already converted his children to Islam without his wife consent and agreement. as a result, the scenario became chaotic and his wife decided to bring forward this case to court. In the end, the verdict was her children should follow their mother thus remain as a Hindu. i actually watched this video where the two children one is a boy age 11 and the other one is a girl. im not sure what is her age. they came with their mother and attended the press.
at the end, the boy named Karan was interviewed and here was what he said.

"i dont want to follow my father. i want to follow my mother. i am an Indian. i dont want to be a Malay. I am borned as a Hindu and i dont want to die as a Malay."
so being an 11 year old boy, he may not be exposed to the different religions let alone Islam.naturally he will follow his mother. as being mentioned in the Quran, there is no compulsion in religion. it is only when one has reach 18 and above then one has the right to choose their own religion.

so what is your say about this sensitive issue? another thing that wonders me is the stereotype and thinking of the non muslims towards their understanding of Islam. Islam is not only for malays or arabs or any other specific race. Islam is a universal religion:). where ever you go, which ever continent you explore, definitely, you will see a Muslim be it of different race, colour, language or culture. be it north south east or west, you will absolutely see people with their Muslim identity. so i dont know when this stereotype going to fade. may i stress again that Islam is for all races and not for any specific race.
so back to that topic , hopefully the bond between the father and his chidren will be everlasting and growing stronger and stronger despite their religious background. it is a really sad and touching story. i feel ike crying. you know what i mean right.. and hopefully too , Karen and his sister will find the truth during their lifetime journey and yar.. thats all i can say. can you imagine, you have been staying with your lovely daddy and all of a sudden, your father converted to a religion which is strange to you? and due to that, you are in dilemma on who to stay with and which one to follow.
so how do you feel about it. have your say.
have a nice weekend ahead:)

Wednesday, April 22, 2009

my life

assalamualaikum:) so little time, so much to do. yess. thats what is happening to me. not going to elaborate further..

so today i just feel like posting this meaningful posters. enjoy

Sunday, April 19, 2009

yay!! mawaddah's back to school:)

yes. tomorrow school starts and i am all out for the new beginning. ready to absorb, think,analyse and apply.

so to all my friends out there.. happy schooling!

Saturday, April 18, 2009

the power of hijab and Assalamualaikum

assalamualaikum to all:) some of you might be wondering why am i choosing this topic. actually there is a story behind it. as we muslims know, saying salam to other Muslims are very much encouraged and replying to it is a must or 'wajib'. so here is the story, yesterday when i was on my way back home and i took the train. and.. few stops later there was this couple who looks like in their twenties, board the train so the woman was wearing hijab and guess what? we exchanged glances and smiles and i said salam to her. naturally she replied back and we started to have some nice chat. they are Arabs and yarr.. thats the only thing i want to share.

so maybe to some of you this is just a trivial matter but when we give it a second thought, actually it is a way of creating a bond within us. a united ummah regardless of race and culture. we are totally strangers but with just that universal identity which is the hijab and by saying salam , we are the sisters and brothers of Islam.

but on the other hand, some sisters just find it difficult,hard or even take it lightly when some Muslims smile at them, they just ignore or just staring at the ground. come on, isn smiling a charity?:) but obviously we are not supposed to easily smile at guys and should actually lower our gaze.

in conclusion, let us all practice to greet other Muslims by saying salam and smile because that just shows how harmony and universal Islam is.
have a nice weekend:)