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The Motivations From Habiburrahman El Shirazy

Assalamu’alaikum, my lovely friends!
Barakallahu fiikum! (May Allah bless you!)

My work has stolen most of my time. I almost forgot my other dream to be good writer. I often deny my schedule in writing. I thought I need spirit from someone who can inspire me and someone who can support me to keep my writing.
Last time, I got great spirits and motivations from you and a few amazing bloggers/ writers.

Thanks guys!

I needed to recharge myself again… again! And I did!
On last Friday, I watched a video about writing motivation from Indonesian novelist Ustadz Habiburrahman El Shirazy. In that video he gave and shared his experiences about writing to Indonesian people who live and study in German.
I wrote some beautiful lessons from his speech, masha’Allah. I really admire his amazing talents. You can read more about him in my old post Habiburrahman El Shirazy, an Indonesian Multi Talented.

Habiburrahman El-Shirazy, an Indonesian Novelist. Photo: forkom-jerman.org
Habiburrahman El-Shirazy, an Indonesian Novelist.
Photo: forkom-jerman.org

Here are the motivations those I got from him:

  • Write with your heart, and pour into it your love.
  • Starting from the words, big changes may occur.
  • Thinking about writing or talking about writing or worrying about writing is NOT WRITING!
  • Talent is not so important here, I’d say, talent is a big desire followed by hard work and done with high intensity.

I watched his video for 1 hour and 45 minutes.
Alhamdulillah, I can keep my dream again.

I admire you, my friends, because you can keep your writing and update your posts regularly.
I admire the bloggers/ writers who can balance their times well.


Sorry for some grammar mistakes, 😀

I’m So Proud of You, My Student! 😍

“Assalamu’alaikum, Ma’am!”, said a beautiful girl to me, when I was hunting a jacket for my son at mall.

“Eh, hmm who’re you?” asked I to her. Really I didn’t know about her.

“I’m Yesi, Ma’am! Your student!”
“Oh, Yesi! Is it you, Dear? Alifa’s friend, right? First graduation of SDIT Ad-Da’wah.”
“Yes, Ma’am!” answered that girl proudly.
“I’m so happy to meet you here, Yesi. How’re you? How’s your younger sister Mia?”

Then she told about her and Mia.

“So nice to hear about yourself and Mia.”
“You work here, Dear? But I didn’t see you when I visited it last week.

“Yes, Ma’am! I’m working here now, just for experience before I go to the college. Next September I’ll start my study at college.”

“Masha’Allah, that’s so nice, Dear!”

Then, I asked how to contact her. She gave me her number. She apologized that she can’t use her phone while working. After asked the permission she back to her position, and I continued my work to hunt a jacket 😃

In the way to my home, I remembered the old experience at school, especially remembering about Yesi, my student.

Nine years ago, she was a student at class 4 in SDIT Ad-Da’wah. She was a kind little girl. Unfortunately in that time, she was one of students who had problem in lessons. She couldn’t understand the lessons well, and she didn’t have many friends, and I was worried about her, because she had a low self confidence. Her parents asked me to motivate her oldest daughter. They told about herself wholly. They cried. They felt that her daughter can’t study at high school. They also said, that they will be very happy if their daughter can pass the elementary school. They didn’t give high target for Yesi. On the contrary with her younger sister Mia, Mia always get first ranking at school. The other teachers and I tried our best to motivate and explore the abilities and the talents of Yesi. Yes, I found as a student she couldn’t get high score in lessons but she was really a good student. She always obeys the rules and follows my advice to learn diligently. Alhamdulillah she could pass her basic study.

And yesterday, I met a self confident girl, a smart girl and she talked to me nicely. Masha’Allah she isn’t a little girl anymore. I found a high self confidence in herself. Allahu Akbar! Yesi, I’m so proud of you. I’m so happy for you! You’re really a smart girl, my student!
May Allah continue to give you ease in your whole life. May Allah give you success in your life, my dear! Ameen!

*We talked via SMS after that, because she uses BBM, and I don’t use it. I asked her Whatsapp, but she doesn’t use it. 😅

الحق من الله، والخطاء مني


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Sometimes I have to yell out these words





To keep my dream.

To face my life.

To hold my great dream,

return to Allah in grand style.

فاستجب دعائنا يا ربّ