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Friday, January 4, 2013

Long overdue ;-)

بِسْــــــــــــــــــمِ اﷲِالرَّحْمَنِ اارَّحِيم
I have been meaning to write a blog and have always come to a block. I created this blog in January 2010 and have not pen anything since...haha...i just dont know what to write. 3 January 2013 should be a good day to start writing something, In Shaa Allah :-)
I would say, i started my New Year in a different mode this year, more towards a positive ie soul searching kinda thingy ( not that i am losing touch of my inner self...haha).
It started with me posting on my FB wall about how I have not been getting back on my reading. I have a collection of Jeffrey Archer's novel and its gathering dust on my bookshelf...haha... A good fren of mine, Nur Azlina suggested that i read Lore of Light - Stories from the lives of The Prophets ... I'm not much of a reader when it comes to religious books (forgive me). I guess faith has it that I read this kinda material... Zarina Rakawi, another good friend handed me Volume 1,2 & 3 of the books which she got from Azlina Nur. I dont know how am i going to handle the volumes for fear that the materials presented before me would be taxing. Ahamdulilah, as i turn the first page and started to read, little that i realised i was turning the pages and glued to it. The text are simple and easy to comprehend. I was able to clearly visualise what was written.
I am a Muslim by birth and my knowledge of my religion is nothing to be proud of. In my younger days I have attended Kelas Mengaji and a few Kelas Fardhu 'Ain and the likes but still it is not enough to prepare me for the hereafter. Maturity has its virtue I guess, thus my approach to how i have led my life changes. When i was growing up, i was taught by my late father (he passed on 9th April 2012) and my mom to recite Bismillah-ir-Rahman-ir-Rahim (In the Name of Allah, the Merciful, the Compassionate) whenever I embark on any task for Allah says "All my servants' sins will be forgiven by the blessing of that Holy Name; whenever any action is begun with the phrase (Bismillah-ir-Rahman-ir-Rahim), the endeavour is blessed, and I grant My servant success and forgiveness for his failings." Thats the one knowledge that I hold true to this very day but not knowing how the Bismillah-ir-Rahman-ir-Rahim came about. Praise Allah for He has open the doors of knowledge and thru the book Lore of Light, I have a new insight on Bismillah-ir-Rahman-ir-Rahim :-)
The opening of the book talks about the Creation of The Universe and thats where i found out how Allah created the Pen. The Holy Prophet s.a.w. said "In the beginning the Lord created the Pen from a jewel, the size of which was 500 years in length. Its nib was split and from it issued light, as ink issues from the nibs of our pens. The end of the Pen was attached to the Throne, and it was given into the hands of the angles. Each letter they wrote was the size of Jabal (Mount) Qaf, that was to say, it was gigantic"
That was just the tip of the iceberg on my knowledge of Bismillah-ir-Rahman-ir-Rahim. But what amazes me the most is the creation of Bismillah-ir-Rahman-ir-Rahim itself and the power of the phrase. Knowledge is indeed power and i am in the process of gaining some through The Lore of Light - Stories From The Lives of The Prophet, In Shaa Allah ;-)
Wow! I finally came up with something to write!! This is indeed an achievement according to my personal record..lol..Alhamdulilah. Though it will not win me any literary awards but that will suffice for my first attempt :-) ... In Shaa Allah, i'll find time to pen something else that crosses my mind...till then, have faith in our ability, i am certain theres light at the end of the tunnel...enuf said, cheers ;-)

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    1. Thank you for the encouragement Udak ;-)

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  2. nicely done!!! i want to read more...

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  3. Haha...thanks darlin ;-) ... In Shaa Allah, i'll try my hand at something else ;-)

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