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BismiLLah…

Ika, hayya ‘ala al-Solah!

Eh? Dah masuk waktu ke? Tak dengar azan pun?
Eh? Saya di Dublin. Bukan lagi di Istanbul… Tiada lagi laungan azan yang bersahut-sahutan. Tiada lagi azan yang boleh didengari di rumah-rumah. Di sini, masjidnya sound proof. Azan hanya dibenarkan untuk diperdengar kepada seisi masjid sahaja. Bukan seperti di Istanbul. Bukan seperti di Malaysia. Azan merata2.

Azan di Istanbul unik. Walaupun azan dilaungkan di masjid-masjid yang kadang-kala just within 100 metres, Muslim di luar masjid tidak keliru, azan mana yang nak dijawab? Kalau di Malaysia, seringkali berlaku overlap antara dua, atau kadang kala tiga azan yang dilaungkan dari masjid-masjid yang berdekatan. Di Istanbul, muazzin seakan-akan take turn untuk laungkan azan. Bijak betul. Senang nk jawab azan.. hehe~

 

Blue Mosque

 

p/s: Sebenarnya nak letak video masa azan maghrib… unfortunately, i just realized, i lost the whole folders of pictures of that day… isk.

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Dah habis merepek.

Alhamdulillah, tahniah kepada my roommie merangkap exco Lajnah Tarbiyyah dan Da’wah PPIMI kerana berjaya menganjurkan Girl’s Night Gathering (Usrah & Qiyam secara besar-besaran) yang bermula pada jam 6 ptg hingga 7 pagi hari berikutnya. Seronok. Jarang dapat bersua dgn adik-adik junior beramai-ramai. Terima kasih buat semua yang telah menjayakan program ni. 🙂 JazakunnaLLahu khayran jazaa’. Ameen.

Semoga aktiviti tarbiyyah kita tidak terhenti di sini. Untuk yg selalu berqiyamullayl, moga istiqamah dengan ibadah kalian, dan bagi yg baru nak berjinak-jinak dgn qiyam, mudah-mudahan program ini menjadi titik tolak dan penggalak agar kalian dapat melazimkan diri dgn ibadah malam. Insya’ Allah.

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Short note

BismiLLah…

Exam

Sifir mudah:
STUDY = SUCCESS. Yakin kah?
mungkin… ya dan tidak.
Soalan bocor pun, belum tentu berjaya jawab.
Dan pasti, itu menambah sesak di hati.
Dan lebih pasti, ia takdir Ilahi.
Hatta peperiksaan pertama selepas mati nanti
menghadap ‘pemeriksa’ yg digeruni
bukan ilmu penentu kejayaan
bahkan amal yang menilai jawapan.

Study untuk exam, amal untuk akhirat.
Dunia dapat, akhirat selamat.
Ameen.

A Farewell

“Jumpa lagi!”

Tangan2 lemah
melambai insan2 yang
kan dibawa pergi burung gergasi

Sebak.

Pesan pada diri;
Hati2 agar air yg hampir melimpah
tidak tumpah

Moga tabah.

Pesan pada yang pergi;
Kan bermula hidup baru
di dunia serba baru
baru – walau di bumi itu dahulu
kalian bertatih
mengorak langkah pertama

Selamat berjuang kekanda2ku.

Jumpa di PMC tahun depan 🙂
in sya’ Allah.
Dedikasi buat kak Huda, kak Haly, kak Alay, kak Ain, kak Fauzah, kak Linda

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20 Exam Tips for Students

By Sheikh Muhammed Salih Al-Munajjid

The Muslim student puts his trust in Allah seeks His help when facing the tests of this world.

The strong believer is better and is more beloved to Allah than the weak believer, although both are good. Strive to attain that which will benefit you and seek the help of Allah, and do not feel helpless.” (Saheeh Muslim, no. 2664)

Among those means are the following:

  • Turning to Allah by making du’aa’ in any way that is prescribed in Islam, e.g.: Rabbiy ishrah li sodri wa yassir li amri (O my Lord, expand my chest and make things easy for me).”
  • Getting used to sleeping early and going to exams on time.
  • Preparing all required equipment (e.g.: pens, rulers, calculators and watches).
  • Reciting the du’aa’ for leaving the house: “Bismillaah, tawakkal-tu ‘ala Allah, wa la hawla wa la quwwata illa Billah. Allahumma inni a’udzu bi-ka an adhilla aw udhalla, aw adzilla aw udzalla, aw azhlima aw uzhlama, aw ajhala aw yujhala ‘alayya (In the name of Allah, I put my trust in Allah, and there is no strength and no power except with Allah. O Allah, I seek refuge with You lest I should stray or be led astray, lest I slip or be tripped, lest I oppress or be oppressed, lest I behave foolishly or be treated foolishly).”
  • Seek your parents’ approval, for their du’aa’ for you will be answered.
  • Mention the name of Allah before you start, for mentioning the name of Allah is prescribed when beginning any permissible action; this brings blessing, and seeking the help of Allah is one of the means of strength.
  • Fear Allah with regard to your classmates, and do not be affected by their anxiety, for anxiety is a contagious disease. Instead, make them feel optimistic by saying good words.
  • Remembering Allah (dhikr) dispels anxiety and tension. If something is too difficult for you, then pray to Allah to make it easy for you.
  • Choose a good place to sit during the exam, if you can. Keep your back straight, and sit on the chair in a healthy manner.
  • Studies advise spending 10% of the exam time in reading the questions carefully, noting the important words and dividing one’s time between the questions.
  • Plan to answer the easy questions first, then the difficult ones, write notes and ideas which you can use in your answers later.
  • Answer questions according to importance. Start by answering the easy questions. Then move on to the questions which carry high marks, and leave till the end the questions to which you do not know the answers, or which you think will take a long time to produce an answer or which do not carry such high marks.
  • Take your time to answer. “Deliberation is from Allah and haste is from the Shaytaan.” (A hasan hadeeth. Saheeh al-Jaami, 3011).
  • Think carefully and choose the right answer when answering MCQ. Deal with them in the following manner. If you are sure that you have chosen the right answer, then beware of waswasah. If you are not sure, then start by eliminating the wrong or unlikely answers, then choose the correct answer based on what you think is most likely to be correct. If you guessed at a correct answer then do not change it unless you are sure that it is wrong. Research indicates that the correct answer is usually that which the student thinks of first.
  • In written exams, collect your thoughts and write an outline for your answer with some words which will indicate the ideas which you want to discuss. Then number the ideas in the sequence.
  • Write the main points of your answer at the beginning of the line, because this is what the examiner is looking for.
  • Devote 10% of the time for reviewing your answers. Resist the desire to hand in the exam papers quickly, and do not let the fact that some people are leaving early bother you.
  • If you discover after the exam that you answered some questions incorrectly, then take that as a lesson in the importance of being well prepared in the future, and not rushing to answer questions. Accept the will and decree of Allah and do not fall prey to frustration and despair. “If anything befalls you, do not say, ‘If only I had done such and such.’ Rather say, ‘Qadar Allah wa maa sha’a kaan (the decree of Allah and what He wills happened),’ for saying ‘if only’ opens the door for the Shaytaan.” (Saheeh Muslim).
  • Note that cheating is haram. Prophet s.a.w said: “Whoever cheats is not one of us.” It is a haram means of attaining a degree or certificate, etc., that you have no right to. Reject all offers of haram things that come to you from others. Whoever gives up a thing for the sake of Allah, Allah will compensate him with something better.
  • Remember what you have prepared for the Hereafter, and the questions of the examination in the grave, and how to be saved on the Day of Resurrection. Whoever is saved from the Fire and admitted to Paradise will indeed have succeeded.

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Excerpted and edited from Islam QA.

 

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