When I recited Qur’an surah Al-Ma’aarij, I found the verse that explains about patience. It’s verse 5 in surah Al-Ma’aarij. And I’ve ever read there are so many verses talk and order us to be patient people.
For me, “Patient” is something easy to say, but it’s hard to do. After fasting in last Ramadhan, I try to control myself to be patient in facing the hardships in this life. I hope I can follow this guidance. Insha’Allah.
Talking about Ramadhan, I noticed a few bad habits during this month. I won’t say the name of the people to avoid ghibah, so I just write it generally taken from my old experiences (especially when I was child) and captured from others.
Buying and collecting many foods for ifthar and suhoor. 🙂 People buy everything that they don’t really need.
Alhamdulillah, I can avoid it. The key is, I usually make shopping list and only buy what I really need.
Become greedy when ifthar
When I was child, I was like that, 😀 One day, I collected many fruits those taken from garden. My parents asked me, “Are you sure you’ll eat all of these fruits?” I said, “Yes, I’ll! I ate everything till overly full. 😀
And now, I try to follow the rules of eating according our prophet. He explained, that 1/3 for eating, 1/3 for drinking and 1/3 for breathing. Don’t eat too much! 🙂
Sleeping all the day.
We can understand we feel very sleepy when we woke up in early night. It’s okay if we take a nap for some minutes. But, I’ve seen the people slept too much, more than 5 hours in a day.
Ramadhan is time for charging ourselves become better Moslems. We should be more productive in this month, then we continue in next months.
Playing fire cracker.
That’s something I don’t like to hear. I don’t understand why many men and children like to play fire cracker. What’s the benefits of it? What’s the interesting of it. It annoy us!
I’m so grateful that my son doesn’t like to play it. He said, if I bought it, so I have wasted my money.
The last, let’s try to avoid those bad habits, and pray to our Lord, may Allah guide us to His way and accept our fasting. Ameen.
Prophet Muhammad (Peace be Upon Him) was sleeping under a tree one day. Da’sur, a hostile horseman happened to pass that way. He jumped down the faithful animal and pulled out his sword to put the enemy of his gods to death. Awaken by the noise, the prophet opened his eyes, and saw a sword shining over his head.
“Who will save you now ?” cried the unbeliever with a look of triumph.
“Allah! ” was he confident reply of the Holy Prophet.
These words struck the unbeliever with great terror. He began to tremble and his sword fell down. The Prophet got up with the same sword in his hand and said to Da’sur, “But who will save you now? ”
“None”, replied the idol worshipper.
“No? ” replied the Prophet with a smile on his face, “You’re entirely mistaken. My God will save you, just as He has saved me. Here is your sword. Have it, and go your way. ”
The unbeliever was filled with great surprise at this strange forgiveness for his insolence. He tried to go away, but couldn’t do so without embracing Islam.
This is true story. It is an amazing lesson about forgiveness from our holy prophet Mohammed (PBUH).
I took this great story from Muthollaah book for the students in KMI gontor Ponorogo. 🙂
When I thought about the title of this post, I remembered these movies, “Fast and Furious” and “Back to the future,” so I decided to choose “Past & Future.”
But, I have never watched “Back to the future” only read its synopsis, and I’m not a fan of “Fast and Furious.” 😀
My friend advised me, “Don’t worry about your past, but prepare yourself for the future!”
The other has said to me, “Our past is like a rear view. It’s used to see everything behind us, and all of those are so small to see. While our future is like a windshield, it’s bigger than rear view. We’ve to focus our views to all of things in front of us. If we ignore it, we’ll get the accident. So, We shouldn’t spend our times much to memorize our past.”
We can’t change the failure in the past. Let bygones be bygones!
We can’t set the time into the past. Time always move on.
We just can make our lives better when we have chance to see the sun and get the new day. It’s mean we still have HOPES.
Here in this post, I took some opinions from the wise people who live around me, because I need those life lessons. We live in present, past has gone, and the future is still mystery.
As I checked emails in my mailbox, I found this awesome email from Merciful Servant Channel. And I thought, it was good to share in my blog. It was about “The Richest Person In The World.”
Most of Muslims in this world have known about it. The answer is ……….
5. Amansio Ortega, Spain [$ 64.5 billion]
4. Warren Buffett, USA [$ 72.7 billion]
3. Carlos Slim Helu, Mexico [ $ 77.1 billion]
2. Bill Gates, USA [$ 79.2 billion]
1.The man who always prays two rakaah before fajr.
“The Two (sunnah) rakaah of fajr are better than the world and whatever it contains.” [Prophet Muhammad SAW]
As Moslem, I have no doubt about it. My life isn’t only in this world, but also in hereafter. Yes, I need money to recover my life, but finding money isn’t my main purpose.
Islam has guided us how to find money with good way, and use it also in good way, with good intention.
I’ll put a few verses here,
“Competition in [worldly] increase diverts you. (1) Until you visit the graveyards.(2) No! you are going to know.(3) Then no! You are going to know.(4) No! if you only knew with knowledge of certainty….(5) You will surely see the Hell fire.(6) Then you will surely see it with the eye of certainty.(7) Then you will surely be asked that Day about pleasure.”(8) [At-Takathur 1-8]
May Allah gives us ease to answer about pleasure in that Day. Ameen!
I found the interesting story in my book “Stories By Unknown Author.” So, I decided to share it. That’s good if you have read it. I remembered to (Allergic to ‘E’ challenge).
Great advice from a manager to his employees.
One manager let employees know how valuable they are with the following memo:
“You Arx A Kxy Pxrson”
Xvxn though my typxwritxr is an old modxl, it works vxry wxll — xxcxpt for onx kxy. You would think that with all thx othxer kxys functioning propxrly, onx kxy not working would hardly bx noticxd; but just onx kxy out of whack sxxms to ruin thx wholx xffort.
You may say to yoursxlf — Wxll, I’m only onx pxrson. No onx will noticx if I don’t do my bxst. But it doxs makx a diffxrxncx, bxcausx an xffxctivx organization nxxds activx participation by xvxry onx to thx bxst of his or hxr ability.
So, thx nxxt timx you think you arx not important, rxmxmbxr my old typxwritxr. You arx a kxy pxrson.
Where are We?
Where is The Earth?
Where is The Sun?
Where is The Biggest Planet?
Where is The Biggest Star?
Where is our Galaxy?
We are like particles
In this Universe
So, there is no reason
To be arrogant people
“And do not walk upon the earth exultantly. Indeed, you will never tear the earth [apart], and you will never reach the mountains in height.” Al-Israa: 37
How many mistakes we have done in our life? How often we do mistakes? Are we afraid to do the mistakes? Can we get lessons from the mistakes?
Those are simple questions about mistakes. I often hear by my ears, the people’s minds in doing something. They often say, “Do your job correctly! Make perfect in your work! Avoid the mistakes in your job!” I also often hear a few parents say and ask to their children, “Why do you do this mistake? Be a nice son! Don’t be naughty! Do it, well! You must get 100 for your exams!” and so on.
Whereas many inventors invented their inventions by accidentally and coming from their mistakes. I will share a few of them:
1. Thomas Alva Edison
If he didn’t do his experiment till 1000 times, the world would be in the darkness. 😀
I won’t rewrite his bioghraphy here, because I believe in you, you have known about him.
His quote, “Genius is one percent inspiration, ninety – nine percent perspiration.”
2. Ruth Wakefield
She accidentally invented “Chocolate chip cookies.”
In 1930, Wakeefield was mixing a batch of cookies for her rondside inn guests when she discovered that she was but of baker’s chocolate. She substitudes broken pieces of Nestle’s semi sweet chocolate, expecting it to melt and absorb into the dough to create chocolate cookies.
That didn’t happen, but the surprising result helped to make Ruth Wakefield one of the 20th century’s most famous women inventors. When she removed the pan from the oven, Wakefield realized that she has accidentally invented “Chocolate chip cookies.”
3. Bette Nesmith Graham
The inventor of Liquid Paper.
She was an Executive secretary for W.W. Overton, the chairman of the Board of The Texas Bank and Trust. It was at this time that Graham and her colleagues at the Bank began experiencing trouble with the new IBM electric typewriters. Tired of having to retype entire pages because of one small error, Graham determined to find a more efficient alternative. Little did she know her prustation would lend to her becoming one of the most famous women inventors of the 20th century.
The impetus for Graham’s break through came as she observed painters decorating the bank windows for the holiday. Rather than remove their mistakes entirely the painters simply covered any imperfections with an additional layer. The quick-thinking Graham mimicked their technique by using a white, water – based tempera paint to cover her typing errors.
In my opinion, all of us have ever done mistakes in our lives except our beloved prophet Muhammad SAW who was protected by Allah along his life. When he did the mistakes, Allah corrected him directly, masha’Allah. Please see in Surah ‘Abasa.
I believe in every mistake there’s wisdom. So, we won’t do the same mistake in the future.
Now, I imagine myself. If I was afraid of getting mistakes at English grammar and my writing activity, I would never know about blogging and its benefits. I would never get the awesome friends, the beautiful suggestions, the wonderful stories of my friends’ homelands and so on.
When I did wrong at my writing, I got the correction from my friends, so I know my mistakes. That’s why I said, “We can learn from our mistakes to make our lives better.”
Please correct my post if you find something wrong in it. I always love it!
Thank you very much for reading!