Alpha To Omega: November 2008

Sunday, November 30, 2008

Farewell, brothers

Late post. First of all, I would like to give my farewell gift to my two friends that got caught in the mid of this month (November), and were sent to Malaysia the day before yesterday, and it's going to be a ... poem kot.

We've been together,
Not too long but,
Enough to be understood from since to forever.

We've known each other,
Not too deep but,
Enough to be reliable in any condition whatsoever.

We've cried together,
Not many things we through,
But it's just for the path that we seem like brothers.

We've been here and there,
Whenever wherever,
It's just the way we got it that not many could ever dare.

We've been helping each other,
In everything we happened to be.. but,
After this I could just remember your names in my prayer.

I've never thought it's going this far,
Nor I've expected what it's going to be.. but,
One thing that I may have faith,
You and I are always together.

It's not a matter of time,
Nor a matter of place,
It's just a matter of trust,
And a matter of faith.

Dedicated to Akh Umair Norkefli and Fahmi Bazlan Muda
30th November 2008
Thoughts in the evening.


Monday, November 17, 2008

The Captivity of My Instinct

Kif hal? Kuwais? Good? Hope you all are great and fine.

This writing may be simple as it should be, or be complicated as you would, if you go deep in your own inner self and instinct.

Have you ever heard of divine instinct? it is (I think)..

When you feel you're alone,
It asks you to find someone to be together.

When you feel you're down,
It tells you that you need to get up and look around.

When you think you're right,
It asks you to be humble and don't always think you're right.

When you are wrong,
It tells you that the one who reminds you is your savior.

When you do right things,
It makes you feel the satisfaction in your soul.

When you do wrong things,
It makes you feel uncomfortable in everything you do afterward.

When people go wrong,
It tells you that people are not angels, they make mistakes.

When people go unexpected,
It tells you that people are various.

When everything are in vain,
It tells you there must be something you gain.

When everything are fine,
It tells you there must be something you don't find.

When you're sad,
It tells you there's always a light outside there.

When you're happy,
It reminds you to beware of anything unhappy to occur.

When you see nights,
It tells you tomorrow will always be morning.

When you see things,
It tells you that everything are useful, whatever it is. For God never created things in vain.

To make it simple,
It tells you everything to make you straight and right.
But you have to listen to it, and be positive.

This post may be boring,
But I think it must be something.

It's just good,
As it always be,
For God never make things for bad reason.

Wallahu a'lam.

p/s : Later I will share the stories that really changed my perceptions.

Thursday, November 06, 2008

A Point of Greed & Timing

Salam. Kif hal? Hope you're in the great condition. My writing today is going to be simple and touch-n-go, InsyaAllah. (pic ; at Muntaza, Alex)

Currently, I just finished reading Sidney Sheldon's If Tomorrow Comes, dated 1985. It elated me when I read this book of suspense. It taught us how to be a thief, and the perfect theft skills. Although the book was not up-to-date in the scenario and tech (eg. no handphone, laptop and lack of modern tech), it was such a little-simple kit for the one who's finding something to feel the world of reality.

Human is greedy. It's natural. The point of greed was used to plan everything. From greed, people lost their money, lost their mind, lost their families, lost everything. Just for following the starved-greedy pleasure. The Dog and Bone story, really meant alot to me, precisely for now, as I've felt the world Sidney Sheldon brought me to. Well, I think, for now in my perception, psychology is the most important thing of wisdom, to discover. If I was to put in priority, I would put it on the first.

I think, a real daie cannot be greedy. But sometimes he could be. If daie was greedy, it would lead to a big disaster. Well, greed is not always put on money, even it's where it's usually-to-be, but it will also fit in powers, fame, glamourous and etc. But in daie perception, it has nothing to do without all those things. But with mad'u, it has.

It meant alot to a daie, if many people go to him, asking his advice, following his guide, respecting him in a sense of a murabbi, trying to live the way he lives, finding the truth of life with him, and everything of him-his-self. It does really mean a lot. But, also, it means alot to arouse the silent-killing sense of greed.

They said ; in politics, timing is everything. But I would say ; in dakwah, it's one real big thing to consider, but not everything. I could see the connection between the dakwah and politics. It has something to do with people.

For twenty-one years I've lived, I've learnt something very useful to deal with people. It's just, give some more time to them. We cannot give or teach people everything from us, but people will learn everything from time, where they are living in. It's just because, we work for maybe 7-10 hours a day, but time is working non-stop, 24/7. And time is the best teacher in the world.

In Abu Ammar's Al-Muntalaq (in the last chapter ; Tarkiiz la Takathur (Quality, Not Quantity), it is said that it's people we are dealing with, not machines, not animals. From time to time, animals and machines won't change, but people would. And in Hassan Al-Banna's Majmu'at Rasail, it is said that the skill a daie must know is the timing is one of the medication. The point is, just avoid your greed in dakwah or tajmi'.

For all du'at outside there, just don't let the sense of greed arouse you. Because there are too many kind of people you are dealing with. If you just follow the steps, give some more time, you would see whom is better to choose, for it just takes some more time and skills to differentiate between the original and artificial.

A point in the morning.