Monday, August 24, 2009

Mari Baca Quran

Two days into fasting now. Alhamdulillah. I have lost 200g. Lover lost 3 kilos.

Anyway, I was told of this tip to help us live the Quran during Ramadhan. This is the aim to finish the Quran in one month. So if you want to finish twice or three times or like the some of the tabi'e, they finish the Quran every three days. At the last ten days of Ramadhan, they completed the Quran every night. Masya Allah! Eh digress pulak, if you want to finish the Quran more than once in Ramdhan, do your maths and double triple quadraple millionaple your efforts.

The tip is to try and read the quran two pages before prayer and two pages after for every fard prayer and everyday in ramadhan. Minimal that is.

But I think you know this already lah. But I am just over excited hearing the tip.

It is unfortunate though that we do not really understand what we read. Insya Allah we can refer to the tafseer.

But but but nak sharelah sikit
I know we do not understand the language, but I think most of us know some simple words like jannah, An Nar, Jahannam, mu'minin, the name of rasul, Allah's Glorified names and many more. So perhaps we can live the qur'an by reflecting on some of the familiar words.

Like when we come across the word Jannah, we can reflect and imagine what Jannah is nd make dua' that we will enter Jannah. Make dua that Allah will always shower us hidayah thus giving us easier path to enter Jannah. Du'a that we are steadfast.

And when we come across the word Jahannam or the word Azab, we can make dua that we are not sent into it or be tortured with Allah's promised torture for those who disobeyed.

The word muttaqoon (those who have taqwa), we can make dua that we are included as one of them.

The word wail like in the surah AlHumazah, the first verse. Wail means woe or dalam bahasa melayu means celaka! Meaning Allah is cursing someone. Like in Surah Al Humazah, 104:1, Woe to every slanderer and backbiter. When we find this word, perhaps we can make dua that we are not among those Allah curses. Naudzubillah.

Make sujood when we come across the verse of sajadah. Have ihsan that Allah is watching you when you worship Him.

When we found verses that glorifies Allah, we can stop and make takbeer. Reflect on verses that has Allah's names. Like Al Alim, al Baseer, As Samiee.

Insya Allah we can slowly make ourselves to live in the quran by constantly trying to reflect on Allah's word.

Imagine that Allah is speaking to us when we recite.

Perhaps we can progress ourselves by noting down the word we like or a verse we found most profound to us so we can savour the Quran.

Anyway for those whom i managed to pass the booklet of Ramadhan, you can find these in the book page 32-33. :)Eh macam kelaslah pulak.

These are for my ears first actually.

An attempt at fooling the kids thinking they are eating something grand. Himalayan basmati rice fried in garlic and chiily and diced slected chiicken wrapped in moist omellete.

Saturday, August 22, 2009

It is Confirmed

Alhamdulillah I am back to my damp-smelling mansion. Sya's room bocor again and more plaster ceilings came down right on Sya's bed. If she actually sleeps there, it would smack her face.

It's raining plaster ceiling!

Well it is confirmed that I put on 4 kilos in the three weeks I went back to the glorious food land of Malizia. *Roll eyes*

Ramadhan is here. Alhamdulillah. Praise to Allah that He has lengthen our life that we can embrace another month of Ramadhan. Forgive me for all my shortcomings. Let's try our better best to reap the benefits of Ramadhan.

Boleh hilang ke 4 kilo to cik kiah oi!