Thursday, 3 May 2012

Life is the journey to the destination

The Prophet Muhammad (SAW) said: "He who dies at the time it was in a state obey God, do good, then it was raised by God to life again with conditions that he likes, and those who die at the time they are in rebellion to God, to do evil, then it is switched back to the conditions that he did not likes ". (Narrated Jabir r.a)

The Prophet Muhammad (SAW) said: "Verily, the mukmin will receive stress because there is not a disaster either because pricked by thorns or a larger than that, nor fear except to Allah, will raise the status to a degree and eliminate an error with their patience of the disaster and distress." (Reported by al-Hakim)

Tribulations or the test is in line with the struggle. Therefore it still needs a supply of faith, patience and istiqamah. Tests used to measure whether our faith to Allah and all His teachings are true and followed by behaviour and action, or just stop there in the mouth.

Muslims will be tested with five things in this journey of life:
1. brothers and sisters who are always the envy against him,
2. hypocrites who always hated him
3. unbelievers who always fight him
4. the devil is always trying to misguide him
5. Whispers of desires that always shake his faith. 
All this demands patience and in which there is great reward from Allah SWT.

Opponent for the patient is complaining and it is an act that is prohibited by our religion, because it would make our spirit to weaken and rising frustration and despair. While He says in His Holy Quran: "Verily with every difficulty there is relief." (al-Insyirah: 6)

Without problems or  test would not exist maturity because the experience in solving problems is the best teacher in ensuring success in life.

فَإِذَا مَسَّ ٱلۡإِنسَـٰنَ ضُرٌّ۬ دَعَانَا ثُمَّ إِذَا خَوَّلۡنَـٰهُ نِعۡمَةً۬ مِّنَّا قَالَ إِنَّمَآ أُوتِيتُهُ ۥ عَلَىٰ عِلۡمِۭ‌ۚ بَلۡ هِىَ فِتۡنَةٌ۬ وَلَـٰكِنَّ أَكۡثَرَهُمۡ لَا يَعۡلَمُونَ 
Now, when trouble touches man, he cries to Us: But when We bestow a favour upon him as from Ourselves, he says, "This has been given to me because of a certain knowledge (I have)!" Nay, but this is but a trial, but most of them understand not!
(Az-Zumar 39:49)

So, we must always pray to Him for give us strengthen in this journey of life. Without His blessing, it is hard to get success in this world and the next there. 


Tuesday, 1 May 2012


Malaysia is a multiracial country. Malaysia has a population of 23.27 million consisting of 61 percent Malays, 30 percent Chinese, 8 percent Indians and 1 percent of other ethnic groups. Malaysia is unique because of its diversity of races, religions and cultures, the stability of the country and many places of interests. Besides, there are many international achievements which are the pride of our nation.

Diversity of races, religions and cultures is a significant characteristic of our nation. Malaysia is a multiracial country with a rich cultural heritage. Unique to Malaysia is the 'Open House' concept where during the various cultural and religious festival like Hari Raya, Chinese New Year, Deepavali, Gawai Day and others, friends and families and even strangers would visit the homes of those who are celebrating the festival, to wish them well and enjoy the feast prepared by the hosts. Although the visitors may be from different races, they still can tolerate with each other and live under the same roof where they celebrate the festival together. This will help to strengthen the ties among themselves.

Moreover, the stability and peacefulness of Malaysia is also a uniqueness of us. We live harmoniously in a country where there are no wars and conflicts among Malaysians. War is dreadful and it may deteriorate humans' lives. We are fortunate that our country is safe and runs off the war. So, people can live safely here. Somehow, Malaysia is a paradise for those Iraqis or Pakistanis. Besides, our country is freed from natural disasters such as earthquakes. Earthquakes may bring death and destroy many buildings. Therefore, Malaysia is unique because of the stability and peaceful environment.

On top of that, there are many places of interests in country such as beaches, islands and rain forest. Malaysia's rain forest is considered as the oldest in the world. The diverse species of animals and plant life continue to excite a great deal of scientific research. Many believe that some undiscovered plant may hold cures to many currently incurable human diseases. There are many islands in our country such as Pulau Langkawi, Pulau Redang, Pulau Ketam and many others. Pulau Langkawi has a lot of historitical informations. Those who are in favour of history can go there to explore the history of that place. All the beaches in those islands are beautiful. The sand is soft and white. The accommodation is well-established and that makes those islands ideal places to visit.

Following this, there are also international achievements of our country. Those achievements include the existence of Kuala Lumpur International Airport (KLIA), Formula One (F1) racing circuit and the Petronas Twin Towers. KLIA is unique because it has all that is needed for business, entertainment and relaxation within its boundaries. The airport is part and parcel of the Multimedia Super Corridor where high technology industries are being actively developed. Nevertheless, there is a Formula One Race Track near the airport, so foreign car racing enthusiasts from all over the world can come for a visit to gather here. Besides that, Petronas Twin Towers which is a building that soars 452 metres into the sky is once upon a time, the tallest building in the world and yet it is a national pride to the people of Malaysia.

In short, Malaysia is unique that it has diversity of races, religions and cultures, a stable and peaceful environment, places of interest and some internal achievements. Those are important characteristic of our nation. It is rich of cultural heritage; it would be worth to play a visit here.=)