October 30, 2010

Make Me Strong

Hm, beautiful nasyid. Daripada kita terus-terusan mengeluh, lebih baik kita berdoa (atau bercakap pada yang kita percaya sahaja), daripada kita terus-terusan dalam misery, lebih baik kita lihat dari perspektif yang lain dan berusaha. Apa yang penting, cuba senyum =)

A special dedication :)
Title : Make Me Strong
Singer : Sami Yusuf
Album : Wherever You Are

I know I’m waiting
Waiting for something
Something to happen to me
But this waiting comes with
Trials and challenges
Nothing in life is free

I wish that somehow
You’d tell me out aloud
That on that day I’ll be ok
But we’ll never know cause
That’s not the way it works
Help me find my way

My Lord show me right from wrong
Give me light make me strong
I know the road is long
Make me strong
Sometimes it just gets too much
I feel that I’ve lost touch
I know the road is long
Make me strong

I know I’m waiting
Yearning for something
Something known only to me
This waiting comes with
Trials and challenges
Life is one mystery

I wish that somehow
You’d tell me out aloud
That on that day you’ll forgive me
But we’ll never know cause
That’s not the way it works
I beg for your mercy

My Lord show me right from wrong
Give me light make me strong
I know the road is long
Make me strong
Sometimes it just gets too much
I feel that I’ve lost touch
I know the road is long
Make me strong
Words: Sami Yusuf
Music: Sami Yusuf
Produced by Sami Yusuf

October 26, 2010

The Clouds Who Remind Me about The Almighty

pencapahan yang sangat cantik
subhanallah :)

a beautiful colour :)

dusk at Sri Aman


tengok alam = tenang..moga kan dikira sebagai satu ibadah...mereka juga sedang memuji2 Allah..

a perfect reflection at Sungai Batang Lupar. Subhanallah

@ Sri Aman waterfront :6.20pm

purplish, bluish, whitish, a great combination :)

I was exhausted after a course,and rushed to the international airport. I was thinking to have a nap before reaching Kuching, but this scenery amazed me. Subhanallah, a dusk from above

Forgive me for the not-so-good image quality. Taken using SE W705 3.2mp, and Sony Cybershot T500

“Allah, Dialah yang mengirim angin lalu angin itu menggerakkan awan dan Allah membentangkannya di langit menurut yang dikehendakiNya, dan menjadikannya bergumpal-gumpal: lalu kamu lihat hujan keluar dari celah-celahnya. Maka apabila hujan itu turun menimpa hambaNya yang dikehendakiNya menjadikan mereka gembira. (Surah Ar-Rum: 48)

I took these pictures forgetting all the photography rules (R03, horizontal lines, contrast, make the picture as simple as it could etc). 

A friend of mine said " I love to see the sky especially during sunset. It is such a perfect tranquilizer." And both of us share the same passion, gazing at the beautiful clouds, and sky. 

Hmm, I would like to direct our focus to this hadith :

Do you know if our prophet sees dark clouds approaching, he would always look worried, for the fear of the same cloud that Prophet ‘Aad’s people had?

‘A’isha, the wife of the Apostle of Allah (may peace be upon him), reported: I never saw Allah’s Messenger (may peace be upon him) laugh to such an extent that I could see his uvula-whereas he used to smile only-and when he saw dark clouds or wind, (the signs of fear) were depicted on his face. I said: Messenger of Allah, I find people being happy when they see the dark cloud in the hope that it would bring rain, but I find that when you see that (the cloud) there is an anxiety on your face. He said: ‘A’isha, I am afraid that there may be a calamity in it, for a people was afflicted with wind, when the people saw the calamity they said:” It is a cloud which would give us rain” (Muslim)

But when it rained, he would be relieved.

Ata’ b. Rabah reported on the authority of ‘A’isha, the wife of the Apostle of Allah (way peace be upon him), who said: Whenever the wind was stormy, the Apostle of Allah (may peace be upon him) used to say:O Allah! I ask Thee for what is good in it, and the good which it contains, and the good of that which it was sent for. I seek refuge with Thee from what is evil in it, what evil it contains, and the evil of that what it was sent for;and when there was a thunder and lightning in the sky, his colour underwent a change, and he went out and in, backwards and forwards; and when the rain came, he felt relieved, and I noticed that (the sign of relief) on his face.(Muslim)

If only we could reach that level of taqwa :(

PS : there are enough evidence that He is The Only Almighty ...

October 21, 2010


Assalamualaikum wbt,
A very long silence from me. But that doesn't mean I am quitting.Sometimes, we just have to take a step backward and look from a different path and/or perspective. It is either only beneficial things came out from our mouth or keep quiet when there are no better words to voice them out.That's what our prophet Muhammad PBUH told us.

Lately I've been reading blogs from my muslim brotherhood and sisterhood from abroad, and I can say, they really showed good example being a muslim, though they are the minority. Insya Allah, my short term planning is to go abroad, for few years (or maybe migrating there, depends on hub's career development), not to gain fame, or wealth, but to see new horizon befriending with minority muslim there. Insya Allah! I'm impressed with how positive they are, how they survived although others had prejudice on them. And how willingly they commit to sunnah, how open they are for discussions, yet very intellectual and professional. But one thing I can conclude is : to be positive is our choice, and they chose to be positive.

Hadith Ibn Umar Radhiyallahu ‘anhuma, “Seorang mukmin yang bergaul dengan orang ramai dan bersabar di atas kesakitan yang timbul akibat pergaulan itu, adalah lebih baik daripada seorang mukin yang tidak bercampur gaul dengan orang ramai dan tidak sabar di atas kesakitan akibat pergaulan itu” (Al-Tirmidhi 2507, Ibn Majah 4032)

Tired and exhausted working with people?  Try to isolate yourself just for 2 weeks, and you will see, that life is horrendous.  No one to remind you, no one to celebrate your joy, no one to lend their shoulder for your grievances, and no one to navigate you which path should  you take. Sound interesting? Bak kata orang, hidup seorang lagi best!

Hm, that's not the truth. Full stop.
But sometimes,listening to non-stop complains, backbitings, selfishness, negative thoughts, make myself wonder : do they choose to be the constant complainer? Or didn't they try to open their eyes, just for a second, and find other alternatives?

Eg : 90days of maternity leaves. Ok, for me that's good enough, though it has some cons (by the way, name me one decision in this world that have 100% pros without any cons?), and they blurted any words they want to use. Sigh. This was not the morale of any human being. This is just common sense.

I am a pro-government? Yes, I am, I am a good government servant, but I have my verdict whom should I vote, but to say any negative things without deep thinking is just not me!

"letih, tak dapat transfer".Dear, please stop complaining, because we have more than 1000 Semenajung people here, who's been working here for more than 5 years, and they did their best to be transferred. Please la stop complaining..

Am I losing the soft-hearted Nurul Diyana Sharifudin? No, but here I am, to say that Life is about what we choose (semestinya dengan izin dariNya, and Dia Maha Mengetahui segalanya). If we want to be positive, change your perception. Life itself is a full of surprises. Take it positively. If you need to take a step backward to look from different angle,take it, and make the wise decision. Ask constant help from HIM, The Almighty.

Muslim nowadays are lacking of quality. It is like bubbles in the sea, that's how Rasulullah SAW had described us. Pity, and ashame. But, with The Almighty's will, Islam and muslim (note : I use muslim instead of Muslim, because muslim is not just a name, but it is also an action) will rise, Insya Allah. But to be at the top of the world, where everything is according to what Al Quran and As Sunnah said, it needs US (we, you, and I) to put our determination to practice Islam accordingly. It needs US to dig our perception,and willing to accept the truth, it needs US to implement Islam in our basic daily life.

It needs US, and it needs US to change.May Allah grand us continous reward to implement Islam within ourselves, and to spread Islamic teaching (Islam is just not about solah, fasting, paying zakah, performing hajj), but is everything.

Finally : Hiduplah kamu dalam Islam sepenuhnya..