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Day Two: Take Control of Your Title and Tagline


Today’s assignment: edit your title and tagline.


My title and tagline
My title and tagline
Ishlah's  logo
Ishlah’s logo

I’m already thrilled with my title and tagline, so I won’t edit them. Why I chose them as my title and tagline of my blog?

Okay, I’ll tell you a little about them. I chose Ishlah/ اصلاح as my blog title, its mean “The Correction.” Yeah, I wanna correct myself through blogging. I share my post about wisdom and other topics about life to advise myself. When I wrote my articles, I searched many references such as Qur’an, hadith the quotes and many things. From those, I learned a lot about life and everything. I admit, I have some bad experiences in the past that I wanna pay today. That was why I chose Ishlah. Every time I see my title, I advise myself to be better to face this life.

“Together be better” is my tagline. I invite myself first and other to be better. That is what I can do, because I can’t to be perfect person.

I thought Blogging 101 was about writing challenge, now I do know it’s about blogging guidance. 🙂

I’m sure it’ll give me many benefits. Yes, I love my class!   ❤

Ishlah: One Year in Blogging


السلام  عليكم  ورحمة  الله  وبركاته

بارك  الله  فيكم


 

 

Ishlah: One year in blogging
Ishlah: One year in blogging

I’m like a baby in blogging community. In the first time, I was confused in choosing the name, theme and the mission for my blog.

English is not my language, and I’m not good at it.

Luckily, my first online friend (an American muslima) guided and taught me well about blogging and English. Alhamdulillah!  Little by little I could walk here. 😀  She was my first follower, my first English online teacher. (I’m sorry Sis Corbin, I’m not a smart student! Jazakillah khoir for everything!)

Through blogging, I admit that I have gotten many awesome friends (I apologize I can’t mention you one by one here). If you don’t mind please read my post about it here: You are my amazing friends! , You Are Awesome! , The Wonderful Quotes of Friendship.

As an English learner, my main purpose in blogging is for improving my English. The other purposes are for improving my writing and sharing my little knowledge about Islam. (I have said many…many times, I hope you don’t fell bored to read it) LOL! As a muslima I’ve to keep my words for good thing, because Allah will ask our words. We have known “Words are sharper than Sword!”

I’m like a baby who needs loves and warm hugs from my parents. Here, really I need feedback for my posts. Alhamdulillah, you always support me my dear friends. I’m so blessed to have you all!

Till this time, I’ve posted 174 posts and I’ve reblogged  9 posts from other blogs. I’ve received many followers, likers, and comments. Yeah, for a baby like me, it isn’t good enough, because I saw others have improved highly in the first time on WordPress. Started from Zero, I hope I’ll be a Hero!

Actually, I only spent one to two hours for blogging each day and sometimes only one hour. I have some reasons for that. I have to divide my times well, for my family, for my work, for my soul, and for blogging! When I have chance to do blogging, I usually copy my writing from my PC then paste into my dashboard, then publish it, then log out. I checked the other blog posts from mailbox using my phone, liked and commented there.

 

Ishlah's  logo
Ishlah’s logo

I’m like a baby for writing 101, because I knew it so lately. Yeah, here are my words to support myself, “Better late than none,” and “Never late to learn.” I feel writing is my habits now, Alhamdulillah! So many things I want to share (something beneficial) to others. By following this writing course, I really hope I can sharpen my writing skill and my English. I have ever read and heard from others, someone needs 10.000 hours to become an expert in one thing. Today was one year in blogging, if I spent 2 hours each day so I have learned writing and English about 720 hours. Well, I need 9.280 hours again. I have to add my hours for learning it, more and less 6 hours per day. Wow! 6 hours!! I’ll try to do it!  😀

By following Writing 101, Alhamdulillah I met a few Indonesian bloggers and I met an English woman (Bali info) but she lives in Indonesia. She can speak Bahasa Indonesia fluently.  Amazing!

In this gold occasion, from my deep heart, I wanted to say “Thank you very much for your amazing supports those you have given to me. I’m really glad become your family in this WordPress. It’d be interesting if someday we can meet together in nice place and in nice time, hopefully. Insha’Allah (God willing!)

Luv you all my dear friends! May Allah bless you always! ❤

 

I’m like a baby

I need loves,

Affection

And care.

 

Here

I get all

Thank you

Please hold my hands

And guide me

How to walk

How to run

In Blogging and

Writing……………..

I’m ready to learn from you!

Jazakumullah khoiran! ❤

The Versatile Blogger Award


السلام  عليكم  ورحمة  الله  وبركاته

Versatile Blogger Award
Versatile Blogger Award

Alhamdulillah, I’m grateful that my dear sister naturelover has nominated me for “The Versatile Blogger Award.” Jazakillah khoir for it my sister. I’m not sure, I deserve to receive it. But, I’ll share this happiness to others.

Rules:
1. Thank the person who nominated you and add a link to their blog
2. List the award rules so your nominees will know what to do.
3. State 7 things about yourself
4. Nominate other bloggers for the award.
5. Contact your nominees to let them know you have nominated them.
6. Display the award logo on your blog.

Here are 7 things about myself:

1. I love reading, and writing a lot.
2. I love friendship.
3. Love to watch/listen Nasheed.
4. I love children. I like and enjoy playing with them. LOL They’re adorable!
5. Cycling and playing badminton are my favorite sport.
6. I love art especially letter calligraphy.
7. I like to learn other languages, such as English and Arabic.

My wonderful nominees are:

1. Akhy Mjanja.
2. Between Sisters, SVP!
3. Frauen und Islam.
4. Life in Written Words.
5. The Human Lens.
6. Theindianrevertedmuslimah.

All of you are awesome! And you deserve to receive this award. I’d love if you can accept and share it.
May Allah bless you, my dear friends! Ameen!

No Racism In Islam


السلام  عليكم  ورحمة الله  وبركاته

بارك  الله  فيكم

Stop Racism! Photo credit: theobamacrat.com
Stop Racism!
Photo credit: theobamacrat.com

Racism is still a huge issue today.

I often ask to myself,  “why do some of human hate the other nations?”

“Why do some people insult the other ethnics?”

Why……..?

Why……..?

I searched, then searched in Qur’an and hadith about Racism.

Is there Racism in Islam?

Rasulullah has said in his hadith, “An Arab has no superiority over a non-Arab, and a white man has no superiority over a black man, nor a black man over a white man- except by piety and good actions.”

My  friends in Islam!

I’m sure, you have known about Sayyidina Hazraat Bilal. But, in my opinion it’s good if I write about him a little here.

“Sayyidina Hazrat Bilal was an Abyssinian slave belonging to a Jew called Umayya Bin Khalf, who was a bitter enemy of Islam. He embraced Islam in its early days, during times when the non-believers would continuously harass the Muslims and never allow them a moment of peace. Hazrat Bilal’s love for Allah and the Holy Prophet (PBUH) will always remain a perfect example of devotion and total submission.

Ahad, Ahad- there is only one Allah.

In the sweltering heat under the Arabian skies, Hazrat Bilal’s love for Allah shone brighter than the sun itself. So strong was it that he could not conceal it despite the punishment and torture afflicted on him by his cruel master.

There were times when a large boulder would be place upon his chest as he lay on the scorching sand, his ribs been  crushed under the weight. Yet  the words “Ahad! Ahad! (There is only one Allah!)” were constantly repeated by Hazrat Bilal, so strong was his faith and love.

His Jewish master would insult him and threaten him to denounce Islam, beat him, whip him and humiliate him on the streets of Makkah, but nothing was able to shake Hazrat Bilal’s heart. He put his life and soul into the Hands of Allah, and there it would forever remain.

Subhanallah, how great the faith of Hazrat Bilal was!

He was famous as Muazzin of Rasulullah. Rasulullah has said, “Bilal is one of my great sahabas who will enter a paradise in the early time than the others.” Subhanallah!

Within Islam, every human are same, one thing that makes different is Taqwa. A slave will becomes a great man, if he has great faith, good deeds, and noble character. When Allah loves His servant, what should we call this man? He really deserve called as a righteous man or great Muslim. Hazrat Billal was one of great Muslims who received guaranteed Jannah (Paradise) from his Lord Allah The Most Merciful. Subhanallah!

Abu Hurairah (RA) narrated: Messenger of Allah (PBUH) said, “Allah does not look at your figures, nor at you attire but He looks at your hearts and accomplishments.” (Sahih Muslim)

Then in Surah Al-Hujurat: 11, we will find Islam has taught about equality of human.

“O  you who have believed, let not a people ridicule [another] people; perhaps they may be better than them; nor let women ridicule [other] women; perhaps they may be better than them. And do not insult one another and do not call each other by [offensive] nicknames. Wretched is the name of disobedience after [one’s] faith. And whoever does not repent – then it is those who are the wrongdoers.

How beautiful Islam is!

We have no doubt about this deen.

If, we find among Muslims racism, the wrong is not Islam, but the Muslims. Islam is perfect, Muslim not. We have to learn Islam by reading Qur’an, hadith and learn to great Ulama. So we’ll find the beautiful of Islam, the amazing of its guidance. Indeed!

May Allah strengthen our iman forever and guide us to His right way always, ameen!

 

*I’m only a sinner, and I’m trying to be better. We learn together to make our lives better.

Jazakumullah khoir for visiting and reading!

 

References:

  • Noble Qur’an
  • Hadith
  • Stories of Sahabas

My Thankfulness, My Apologies & My Hopes


السلام عليكم ورحمة الله وبركاته

Dear my lovely friends and fellow bloggers,

Firstly, I should be grateful to Allah The Almighty for all mercies and blessings those has given to me and my family. Alhamdulillah Allah still gives me the chance to live and make any changes in my life.

A quote of grateful Photo credit: sitipuspasari.blogspot.com
A quote of grateful
Photo credit: sitipuspasari.blogspot.com

Then, allow me to say it to you all. Many thanks to you;

  • For following, visiting, reading, commenting, and correcting my writing,
  • For the beautiful friendships,
  • For your great supports,
  • For re-blogging and sharing my plain posts,
  • And for your nice duas, (You’re really wonderful friends!)

I apologize;

  • For some grammar errors, (I’m very poor in it),
  • For being late visiting your blogs,
  • For my lack response to your comments,
  • For my bad words if these words have hurt your heart,
  • For my crazy ideas of my posts.

I hope;

  • We will be good friends here.
  • You will give the corrections for my poor posts,
  • You will give your opinion if you find something wrong on my post. I would love to receive the ideas from you.

Please feel free to share, to comment, to re-blog and to correct my posts.

The rightness comes from Allah only, and the wrongness comes from me, (Poor Allah’s servant).

May Allah always bless you! Ameen!

The Flashback Of Ishlah 2014


  1. Started blogging on April. I got beautiful lesson about blogging from my beautiful friend (Author of Islamwich, Sis Corbin). Jazakillah khoir my sister. I posted using my own language (Bahasa Indonesia) for the first time.
  2. I soon realized, by using English I can share everything about Islam easily, although my English is not good enough, I have been trying to do it till this time. I am sure little by little, time by time and step by step I will write articles in English well, hopefully! That is true I need times for it. Everything needs process. I am enjoying this process then.
  3. On July, I got two blogger awards. My beautiful sister, Sis Papatia Feauxzar nominated me for these award. I speechless. Ah, I did not know exactly about it. Jazakillah khoir my dear sister! 🙂
  4. August was the sad time for me and for my family. My dad had passed away.“May Allah give him a beautiful life there, and put his soul in nice place, ameen.”  I thought I had to write about him on my blog. I have never written about my parent before, for keeping their privacy. I know my family and I have to continue our lives. Sadness and happiness will come and go away. That is life! Life is too short!
  1. Trough blogging, I have been making beautiful friendships with many beautiful bloggers. Masha’Allah. I am really sure, these friendships are great mercy from Allah. We can share, remind and support each other.

سبحان الله والحمد لله ولا اله الا الله والله اكبر

  1. I made a few collaborations with my awesome sisters [the authors of]:
Ishlah
Ishlah

Besides these, I got some helps from my other sister in editing my articles.

Recently, I received two blogger awards, one was from Sis Saadia Haq, and the left was from Sis Misha bint P. Jazakumullah khoir my dear sisters!

  1. It is my 101st of my posts in the end of this year. Alhamdulillah! I hope I will write more in 2015. Insha’Allah.
  1. By the way, I received the translations of this sentence:

          I LOVE YOU FOR THE SAKE OF ALLAH.

Ich liebe dich für Allah (Germany).

NAKUPENDA KWA AJILI YA ALLAH (Swahili).

اللہ کے لئے ہے، مجھے تم سے پیار (Urdu).

I will say in my language, “Saya mencintai Anda semua karena Allah.” Insha’Allah. (Bahasa Indonesia)

لا يرحم الله من لا يرحم الناس ، البخاري

Allah does not love those who does not love the mankind. (Al-Bukhori).

My profile pic.
My profile pic.

May Allah make our lives better in the future. Ameen!

 

QUR’AN’S VIEW ABOUT PROPHET ISA ‘ALAIHI SALAM


بسم الله الرحمن الرحيم

As moslems, we strongly believe that Prophet Isa ‘Alaihi Salam is a messenger of Allah, such as Prophet Muhammad SAW and the other prophets before them. Prophet Isa is not Allah’s son.

Allah has explained about it specially in the verses below.

Let’s open our hearths to receive this truth.

Surah An-nisaa 156-159.

And [we cursed them] for their disbelief and their saying against Mary a great slander. [156]  And [for] their saying, “Indeed we have killed the Messiah, Jesus, the son of Mary, the Messenger of Allah.” And they did not kill him, nor did they crucify him; but [another] was made to resemble him to them.  And indeed, those who differ over it are in doubt about it. They have no knowledge of it except the following of assumption. And they did not kill him, for certain.[157] Rather, Allah raised him to Himself. And ever is Allah exalted in might and Wise.[158]  And there is none from the People of the Scripture but that he will surely believe in Jews before his death. And on the Day of Resurrection he will be against them a witness. [159]

Surah An-Nisaa 171-172.

O People of the Scripture, do not commit excess in your religion or say about Allah except the truth. The Messiah, Jessus, The Son of Mary was but a messenger of Allah and His word which He directed to Mary and a soul (created at a command) from Him. So believe in Allah and His messenger and do not say “Three;” desist- it is better for you. Indeed, Allah is but one God. Exalted is He above having a son. To Him belongs whatever is in the heavens and whatever is on the earth. And sufficient is Allah as Disposer of affairs .[171]

Never would the Messiah disdain to be a servant of Allah, nor would the angels near [to Him]. And whoever disdain His worship and is arrogant. He will gather them to Himself all together. [172]

The Messiah is a messenger of Allah. May Allah always guides us to His right way and strengthen our faith. There is no deity except Allah.

لا اله الا  الله

Source: http://quran.com/4

SAY, “HE IS ALLAH, [WHO IS] ONE!”


بسم الله الرحمن الرحيم

ٌقُلْ هُوَ الله أَحَد

ُالله الصَّمَد

ْلَمْ يَلِدْ وَلَمْ يُوْلَد

ٌوَلَمْ يَكُنْ لَّهُ, كُفُوًا أَحَد

Say, “He is Allah, [who is] One.

Allah, the Eternal Refuge.

He neither begets nor is born.

Nor is there to Him any equivalent.” [ Surah Al-ikhlas 1-4]