Get Ready For His Test!

Allah will inevitably test His believing servants according to their level of faith, as it recorded in the authentic Hadits: " The people most severely tested are The Prophets, then the righteous, then the next best and next best. A man will be tested in accordance with the degree of his religious commitment, the stronger his religious commitment, the stronger his test. " Allah, may He be glorified and exalted, knows what has happened in the past and what is yet to come, and He knows how that which will not happen would have happened if it were to happen. Subhanallah, Alhamdulillah, Allahhu Akbar!

The Story of a Concerned Husband

Thursday, August 25, 2011

There was once a man who felt that his wife was having a bit of a hearing problem. Trying to spare her feelings, he secretly decided to meet their family doctor for advice. The doctor suggested that the husband used the easiest and oldest technique to test his wife's problem. That technique would be able to tell the doctor of how bad is the wife's hearing loss.
"You have to stand about 40 feet away from her and have a normal chit chat with her using your normal voice and tone. If she could not hear you, come closer to 30 feet. If she still couldn't hear you, do it at 20 feet and continue until she could hear you."
"Sounds easy," said the man delightfully. So, later that day, when his wife was preparing dinner, he estimated his distance from his wife.
40 feet. Yup, this is about that, he whispered to himself. "What are we having for dinner, honey?" he asked, using the normal voice tone. She didn't answer.
So, he come closer. 30 feet...he estimated carefully. Again, he asked, "What are we having for dinner, honey?" Still no response.
Wow, this is bad, he said to his himself while moving into 20 feet from the wife. Again there was no response.
He continue and became so close to her that he was just standing beside her when he asked. "Honey, what's for dinner?"
His wife turned to him and said,
"For goodness sake, for the seventh time, my dear. I said it is CHICKEN!"


XD

Yes, what do you know? All the while the dear hubby thought that it was his wife who was having the hearing problem. Turned out, it was his ears that needed checking.
It made me ask myself these questions - how many times have I behaved like the hubby? How many times have I blamed someone else without realizing that the problem started from me? How many times do I quickly blame someone else instead of looking into myself to find where are the faults in me? Who are the 'wives' that had to suffer my blaming? Why was I so confident that it wasn't me who was 'deaf'?  Why didn't I check my own ears before insisting that my 'wives' check theirs?
I really am truly sorry for the 'wives' out there whom I have thought to be 'deaf' all the while when in fact, it was the other way around.
What about you, dear friends? =.=
Ehem, excuse me. I am talking to you..
Hello? Hello?
Testing, testing, one, two, three...can you hear me?
Oh no...
Wait, is it me or you?
40 feet...
=P

Recipe of Life

Fold two hands together, and express a dash of sorrow
Marinate it overnight, and work on it tomorrow
Chop one grudge in tiny pieces, add several cups of love
Dredge with a large sized smile, mix with the ingredients above

Dissolve the hate within you, by doing a good deed
Cut in and help your friend, if he/she should be in need
Stir in laughter, love and kindness, from the heart it has to come
Toss with genuine forgiveness, and give your friends some!

The amount of people served, will depend on you
It can serve the whole wide world, if you really want it to!

=)

Top 10 Productive Ramadan Tips

Monday, August 1, 2011

Bismillahhirrahmannirrahim.
Assalamualaikum w.b.t.


Happy Ramadhan Kareem to all my beloved friends and all Muslims in the world. Maybe this coming Ramadhan will be a new beginning for us to improve or develop a new 'me' in ourselves. ^,^ Here, i just wanna share some tips that i received recently from a good friend of mine. Let us strive to get the best of ramadhan in our lives. Who knows, maybe this is our last chance to grab it.



1. Have sincere intentions, work hard and make lots of dua for an ultimate productive Ramadan!

2. Plan Your day each day of Ramadan, the night before. Choose 3 important tasks you want to achieve the next day and record it in your diary or our ultimate taskinator!
3. Never EVER miss Suhoor, wake up at least 1 hour before Fajr and have a filling balanced meal.
4. Start working on your most important tasks right after Fajr and get at least 1 or 2 done.
5. Try to get an afternoon nap, not more than 20 minutes either just before Dhuhur or after Dhuhur.
6. Plan your Ramadan days (and life!) around Salah times, not the other way round!
7. BLOCK at least one-hour for reciting Quran each day.

8. Break Your Fast with Dates and Milk or Dates and Water, go pray Maghreb, then come back for a light meal.
9. Give lots of ‘Physical Sadaqah’; get involved in organising community iftars, charity drives, helping orphans..etc, earn rewards working for others.

10. Don’t miss an opportunity for Dawah! When someone asks you why you’re not eating, give them a beautiful explanation of Ramadan and Islam.

So, let us try our best to make our Ramadhan this year is much much better than the last year. Happy Raamadha! May Allah blessed us in His barakah Month. 

t.h.e.t.r.u.e.p.a.t.h.

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