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Five Photos – Five Stories Day 5

ألسلام  عليكم  ورحمة  الله  وبركاته

Azzam thinks about his study.

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“Are you sure you’ll stop your study here, Azzam?” asked Syaih Nashir to his old student. Syaikh Nashir is one of great lecturer in Al-Azhar University.
“Yes, Syaikh! I feel I can’t continue my study in this university. I’m too idiot! I always fail in my exams. I have to study over again. I’m shy, Syaikh!” answered Azzam sadly.
“I think it’d be better if you try for a year, maybe!” said Syaikh giving his idea.
“I’m not sure, Syaikh!” Azzam had doubt with himself.
Limadza yaa Tholibi Al ‘azizi?”
Ana…Ana minal jahiliin, ya Syaikh. Ana la afham dirosati huna. Saarji’u ila biladi godan insha’Allah.” Azzam felt hopeless.
“Don’t be sad! Allah with you, Azzam! Please think again about it. ” said Syaikh Nashir peacefully.
Jazakallah khoir, Syaikh.”


Azzam was seeing the beautiful scene of Cairo from his apartment when he received message from his mother.

Assalamu’alaikum Azzam. How have you been? What about your study? Please tell us about your study there! Umi, Abi and your younger sister Aisha missed you a lot. We always pray for you. A lot of loves and prayers for you. May Allah make your learning easy!

The message has touched his heart. He thought for several minutes before he answered.
Wa’alaikumussalam warahmatullahi wabarakatuh, ya Umi. Alhamdulillah Azzam is well and also my study. I’ll do the best for my study. Insha’Allah this year I’ll finish it. Jazakumullah khoir for your duas and everything Umi. Allah blesses you! Azzam missed you all! Umi, Abi and Aisha in my prayers!
After reading his mother’s message, Azzam felt that he got new life spirit. A great spirit. He suddenly remembered the great word MAN JADDA WA JADA. He got this wonderful word from his Islamic Boarding School. It’s short word but meaningful. His teacher explained, we can do anything if we think we can, then follows by great duas and the last we should give all result to Allah alone.


Azzam told his decision to Syaikh Nashir happily.
Subhanallah, you are doing great, Azzam!” Syaikh Nashir praised his student.
“I get great spirit from my family in Indonesia. I’d be shy if I go home with my failure. I have to study hard to finish my lesson here,” said Azzam perfently.
“Allah! Allah! I admire your spirit, Azzam. I trust you completely, YOU CAN! Allah will help you! Let’s begin  our class!”
Azzam followed Syaikh Nashir to his Arabic class enthusiastically.


Thanks to naturelover who has selected me to participate in this “Five Days Challenge”. I’m supposed to post a picture and write a story for five days. It can be a fiction or non fiction, and not to worry there is no special rule for the length of your story.
Today, I’d love to  select Sister muslimah to follow this challenge. You have a choice for accepting or not. But, I hope you’ll accept it. 😀

This is my last day in Writing challenge “Five Photos – Five Stories.”

Thank you for visiting and reading my simple stories. I’m sorry for some grammar errors. 😉


Limadza yaa Tholibi Al ‘azizi : Why, O my great student?

Ana…Ana minal jahiliin, ya Syaikh. Ana la afham dirosati huna. Saarji’u ila biladi godan :

I….I’m a stupid person, Sir. I don’t understand my lessons here. I’ll go home to my country tomorrow. 


It’s only a reminder for myself. Oh, I’m so lazy now to continue my writing activity, that’s so bad. My lovely friend Papatia Feauxzar, the author of Between Sister,  SVP! said, “you may have writer’s block and it’s completely natural.” You’re right Sister. I’m struggling with it.

I need great motivation, I need spirit…..high spirit!! Finally, I found my spirit from a wonderful book, it’s written by Ustadz Felix Y Siauw. He wrote about “How to master your habits”.

A wonderful book "How to Master Your Habits"
A wonderful book “How to Master Your Habits”

He is a muslim convert, but his knowledge about Islam is very….very wonderful. الله has given him great iman, great brain, great manner, great family,  سبحان الله  . I, who was born as muslimah also learn many things from him, especially about “Life Spirit”. Indeed, I need it so much.

He wrote in his great book, that a habits is likes a spiral.

Spiral of Habits
Spiral of Habits

I have a dream. I want to be a professional English writer. I want to share a little of my knowledge about Islam to another all over the world. I wish. إن شاء الله.

I soon realized, I have to LEARN English more…and more. Learn it from books, videos, websites, online English teachers and native speakers. For me, never old to learn. That I know myself I’m an old lady, he…he. Then, COMMIT to my schedules, and then PRACTICE  them (all part of English skill) a lot. Knowledge is a treasure, but practice is the key to it. Next, I also need REPETITION . Yes, I must repeat these activities, again…again…and again. (always three times). I hope I will get my HABITS. إن شاء الله

Now, let’s see a beautiful words from Imam Syafi’i. He said;

أَخِي لَنْ تَنَا لُ الْعِلْمَ الاّ بِسِتَّةٍ سَأُ نَبِّيْكَ عَنْ تَفْصِيْلِهَا بِبَيَا نٍ : ذَكَا ءٌ وَحِرْصٌ وَاجْتِهَادٌ وَدِرْهَمٌ وَصُحْبَةُ أُسْتَا ذٍ وَطُوْلُ زَمَا نٍ

O my brother! You will never get a science, unless you do these 6 requisites that I’ll explain them to you; you need a good brain, high spirit in learning, read up, invest your gold (fund) , and you need a teacher who can help you in your study, and then you’ll get your science for a long time.

الحمد لله  I’m so excited now. Yups, I have hopes. I hope I can do this pattern. إن شا ء الله

Would you like to give me spirit, my brothers and sisters?!  I’d love it.