Monday, 23 April 2012

Out Seeing The Fields

Briskly, rising to the sky
Cold, clouds rushing past
Flying, hopes to never land
Light. Streatching out my hand

Out seeing the fields
What is a dream and
can you tell me what is real?
Everyone else is home in bed
and I’m out here lost in my own head
out seeing the fields

Freeze, crystal on the bridge
Trees. Frozen diamond leaves
Ice, stiffening the wheat
Wind, underneath my feet

Out seeing the fields
What is a dream and
can you tell me what is real?
Everyone else is home in bed
and I’m out here lost in my own head
out seeing the fields

I only feel close to you when I’m under open sky
I only feel guided when I’m free to question why
Only when I smell the earth upon my face
will I ever be free to fly from this place

Out seeing the fields
Leaving the place I thought was home before
Picking up my shoes and I’m flying out the door
Can’t seem to walk to go back there anymore
So I’m out seeing the fields

Morning, wings against the ledge
Frost trees painted on the glass
Snow, covering the streets
Home, warm beneath my sheets

Tuesday, 17 April 2012

Who are you?

   Finding the purpose of our existence is as important as being exist it self, otherwise our life is neither much more meaningful nor valuable than this tiny being..

I am a traveler seeking the Truth, a human searching for the meaning of humanity, and a citizen seeking dignity, freedom, stability and welfare under the shade of Islam. I am a free man who is aware of the purpose of his existence and calls, truly, my prayer and my sacrifice, my life and my death, are all for Allah, the Cherisher of the worlds; He has no partner. This I am commanded and I am among those who submit to His Will. This is who I am. Who are you? 

- Hassan al-Banna

Sunday, 15 April 2012

will you hate me?

by Dawud Wharnsby with actual title of the truth that lies inside, credit to hsh for the video

Friday, 13 April 2012


    Its 2 a.m. and I can't sleep. The Divine display struck right to the heart, melting whats inside. Oh Allah, save me, my family, friend, teacher, and neighbor on that Day. The Day of Noise and Clamor.

aku susah tidur, orang ngomong, anjing gong-gong, dunia jauh mengabur - chairil anwar 

Spiritual Being

science can really be more subjective than art
that is when we can truly understand that the only constant in life is change
and that it has never been a mechanical world indeed, but a biological one
and we are far from merely a living machine, instead a complex spiritual being.

Wednesday, 11 April 2012

>8.6 earthquake near Aceh

SubhanAllah, a massive 8.6~8.9 earthquake near Aceh with tremor felt here in Penang.. I pray for the safety and mercy of Allah be upon the people in affected areas. Just as I wrote this entry, I can feel the floor is shaking;

'Ya Allah, berikanlah keselamatan dan kesabaran di atas hamba-hambamu yang engkau timpakan malapetaka ini, jadikanlah ia peringatan bagi yang terselamat dan sebagai afiat bagi yang menjadi mangsa, Amin'

I have never been to Aceh but it is the sole place outside Malaysia where I feel strongly attached to. I met brother Faisal Abdurrahman back in 2007 when I was an undergraduate in Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia. He moved to Malaysia after the Tsunami hit Aceh in 2004 and continue his Msc and Phd in UKM while making huge effort in bringing poor and orphan kids from Aceh to live and study in Malaysia. He is also an active daie' in comparative religion, and writer of several books on this topic. I was introduce to comparative religion study by him, and was invited to sponsor some of the expenses needed by the kids that he brought here. Some of them study to become Hafiz in several religious school and one of them has successfully graduated from UKM's Faculty of Islamic Study. Alhamdulillah, this achievement was fulfilled by brother Faisal's hard work and the supports given by kind hearted donor with Allah's permission. The kids have faced a lot of difficulty since the first time they arrived here even to the extent of being cheated and used by others as labor. Its a hard life for them back in Aceh and even in Malaysia, but we can help to relieve their burden simply by spending some of our excess income that Allah has lent us. May Allah mercy and Rasulullah's love be upon the provider and the one being provided, Amin..

bersama anak-anak miskin dan yatim Aceh, 2011
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Tuesday, 10 April 2012

Happy Birthday Mak :D

Happy Birthday Mom... I hope you had a great time celebrating your birthday in Melbourne.. I really love you and sorry I could not be there with you. I had promised myself that I will never make my a step to overseas except to continue my study. That promise was made so I will study harder to achieve my ambition, and it is to get a 'Dr.' title for you mom. I know you have always wanted for one of your child to become a medical doctor and even though I have missed that chance, I pray for success in becoming a doctor of philosophy. It has been hard so far, but I will make your dream come true one day, by hook or by crook. InsyaAllah..

She's my world, my everything.. Give Your love and blessing to her ya Allah, Amin..