forgive me. for i am up and about for some random updates and muhasabah :)
1. my only Che
she's 80 something now. and like all the elders out there, they are known to be childish at times. i've lived with arwah Che Abah for many years. so i guess us children have a little more extra tricks up our sleeves on how to entertain them. anyways, so i've been meaning to recite the Quran with her again. (my summer thing). alhamdulillah, Allah gave the chance again this year. don't know why, but her random comments on my recitation always stick. it started eversince i was in my highschool. it's been 9 years since. as i was reciting, with my other hand massaging her legs; she really looked as if she was deep asleep. but as suddenly! (in quite a creepy way, haha) she would comment on my recitation. and this year's chosen comment is (drum roll): my 'Ro' is not 'deep' enough. too soft. hehe. ok Che. i'll keep that in mind insyaAllah :)
random reflection: one day, biidznillah, our parents will get old. and that's when they'll become dependent on us. some sees it as a burden. having to care for this and that. not to mention their constant complaints etc. but Abah + Mama have always reminded us differently. and among all those reminders, there's one i love most:
"when your parents are gone,
it's not that you no longer have responsibilities upon your shoulder;
but you no longer have the chance to take care of them.
you no longer have the opportunities to gain 'pahala' for doing your best to them."
remember i posted a video of a project we did way back then. well, after friends suggested, i posted it in a competition called Pertandingan Video Ummah. click the link and check out all the cool videos. anyhow, due to the exams and the hectic schedules, it slipped my mind. but the other day i checked my email, and Alhamdulillah, Allah Decided to give us more than what we bargained for. it won the first place :)
peluang beramal dibuka lagi.
truly, all Praises go back to Him.
ayuuuh Fastabiqul Khairat! :)
3. A Blessed Day
7th July 2012; marked the day when my facebook newsfeed is filled with pictures of weddings. seriously, i'd say there's more than 10. a slight tinge of jealousy creeps in. fuh fuh~ then later today, something hit me. i've been weak; a typical human being, one who would always look at others who have things i don't.
Daripada Abu Hurairah r.a. katanya Rasulullah s.a.w. bersabda:
“Lihatlah kepada orang yang lebih rendah daripada kamu
dan janganlah melihat kepada orang yang lebih tinggi daripada kamu.
Itu lebih baik supaya kamu tidak memperlekeh ni’mat yang diberikan Allah s.w.t. kepada kamu."
[hadith Bukhari & Muslim]
haih. kalut being jealous upon seeing others finding new ones to love, whereas the question remains if i have loved the ones i have enough? so due to the guilt burning inside me because of my shallow thoughts, i decided to be happy (with no more tinge of jealousy) for all the beautiful couples, praying their marriage will be blessed with sakinah, mawaddah wa rahmah. aaand to focus on making my loved ones happy. ...starting off with baking mama's favourite cake.
|carrot cake. and yes, it doesn't look tempting nor delicious.|
but may i remind you, that one should never judge a cake by its look. thank you. :P
and i'm waiting for Abah to come home and hopefully do something special as well before i left for KL again :)
and here's another reminder to slap me back to reality =,=''
كَيۡلَا تَأۡسَوۡاْ عَلَىٰ مَا فَاتَكُمۡ وَلَا تَفۡرَحُواْ بِمَآ ءَاتَٮٰڪُمۡۗ
وَٱللَّهُ لَا يُحِبُّ كُلَّ مُخۡتَالٍ۬ فَخُورٍ
"(Kamu diberitahu tentang itu) supaya kamu tidak bersedih hati akan apa yang telah luput daripada kamu dan tidak pula bergembira (secara sombong dan bangga) dengan apa yang diberikan kepada kamu dan (ingatlah), Allah tidak suka kepada tiap-tiap orang yang sombong takbur, lagi membanggakan diri."
ps: praying He Ease things. for the heart is weak at times. thinking of things i shouldn't. astaghfirullah. :(