Kamis, 29 November 2012

Benefits Of Drinking Warm Lemon Water




The way you start each day is incredibly important. Whether you're a mom, a coach, a writer, a small business owner or a yoga teacher, what you do first thing in the morning matters. According to Ayurvedic philosophy, choices that you make regarding your daily routine either build up resistance to disease or tear it down. Ayurveda invites us to get a jump-start on the day by focusing on morning rituals that work to align the body with nature's rhythms, balance the doshas and foster self-esteem alongside self-discipline. Your mind may say you have to check emails, take the dog out, get the kids out the door, that you can't be late for work or that you just don't have enough time to cultivate your own morning rituals.But, if you can only make time for one ritual that will improve your health, let it be this..... Start the day out with a mug of warm water and the juice of half a lemon. It's so simple and the benefits are just too good to ignore. Warm water with lemon:

1. Boosts you're immune system

Lemons are high in Vitamin C and potassium. Vitamin C is great for fighting colds and potassium stimulates brain & nerve function and helps control blood pressure.


2. Balances pH

Lemons are an incredibly alkaline food, believe it or not. Yes, they are acidic on their own, but inside our bodies they're alkaline (the citric acid does not create acidity in the body once metabolized). As you wellness warriors know, an alkaline body is really the key to good health.

 

3. Helps with weight loss

Lemons are high in pectin fiber, which helps fight hunger cravings. It also has been shown that people who maintain a more alkaline diet lose weight faster. And, my experience is that when I start the day off right, it's easier to make the best choices for myself the rest of the day.


4. Aids digestion

The warm water serves to stimulate the gastrointestinal tract and peristalsis—the waves of muscle contractions within the intestinal walls that keep things moving. Lemons and limes are also high in minerals and vitamins and help loosen AMA, or toxins, in the digestive tract.

 

5. Acts as a gentle, natural diuretic

Lemon juice helps flush out unwanted materials because lemons increase the rate of urination in the body. Toxins are, therefore, released at a faster rate which helps keep your urinary tract healthy.


6. Clears skin

The vitamin C helps decrease wrinkles and blemishes. Lemon water purges toxins from the blood which helps keep skin clear as well.

 

7. Hydrates the lymph system

This cup of goodness helps start the day on a hydrated note, which helps prevent dehydration (obviously) and adrenal fatigue. When your body is dehydrated, or deeply dehydrated (adrenal fatigue) it can't perform all of it's proper functions, which leads to toxic buildup, stress, constipation, and the list goes on. Your adrenals happen to be two small glands that sit on top of your kidneys, and along with your thyroid, create energy. They also secrete important hormones, including aldosterone. Aldosterone is a hormone secreted by your adrenals that regulates water levels and the concentration of minerals, like sodium, in your body, helping you stay hydrated. Your adrenals are also responsible for regulating your stress response. So, the bottom line is that you really don't want to mess with a deep state of dehydration!

Adopting just this one practice of drinking a cup of warm water with lemon in the morning for a month can radically alter your experience of the day. Don't be surprised if you begin to view mornings in a new light.
Like I said, the recipe is really simple - a cup of warm (not hot) water and the juice from half a lemon.

Senin, 27 Agustus 2012

What is after Ramadhaan?

With the end or Ramadhaan drawing near, we- Muslims- thank Allaah for the blessing of giving us the opportunity to fast and observe the night prayers during this blessed month, for making that easy for us and saving us from the Hell-Fire.

Such is how days and nights pass so quickly. Yesterday, we were receiving Ramadhaan and today we are bidding it farewell and we do not know whether we are going to live to witness the next Ramadhaan or not. We beseech Allaah to let us have many more of it.

All righteous deeds should be concluded with Istighfaar (seeking Allaah’s forgiveness). Prayers, Hajj, night prayers and meetings are all concluded with it too. Fasting should also be concluded with Istighfaar to amend for any act of forgetfulness, negligence or perversion we might have committed. Istighfaar erases the feeling of arrogance and ostentation from the heart and lets one feel his shortcomings. It is this very feeling that leads to doing more righteous deeds after Ramadhaan and getting more rewards.

Explaining the need for Istighfaar, Ibn Al-Qayyim RA said: “Having pleasure and contentedness for merely doing an act of obedience is of the frivolities of the mind and its stupidity, for, the resolute and knowledgeable people do more Istighfaar immediately after each act of worship because they recognize their shortcomings and their failure to give Allaah what befits His Majesty and Greatness in that act.”

Though we are now bidding farewell to Ramadhaan, this should not mean a farewell to acts of worship. A Muslim should rather strengthen the tie between himself and his Lord so that he may have a perpetual blessing. As for those who break their covenant with their Lord and abandon mosques as soon as Ramadhaan ends, such are miserable people who know their Lord only in Ramadhaan and afterwards turn back on their heels. Allaah Says (what means): “Say (O Muhammad): ‘Indeed, my prayer, my rites of sacrifice, my living and my dying are for Allah, Lord of the worlds.’”[Quran 6: 162]

There is no value in an act of worship by which one does not increase in piety and fear of Allaah. Where is the impact of fasting when one abandons the recitation of the Quran, no longer observes the congregational prayers and desecrates other people’s honors? Where is the impact of his acts of worship in Ramadhaan when one afterwards consumes usury and takes other people’s properties wrongfully? Where is the impact of Ramadhaan when one abandons the path of the Messenger of Allaah for local customs and traditions and governs his life with man-made laws? Where is the effect of fasting and night prayers if one engages in acts of deception in his business transactions and lies day and night? Where is the impact of Ramadhaan on him if he does not call the misled to the Path of Allaah, feed the hungry, cloth the naked and make a sincere supplication for Islam and the Muslims?

Ibn Al Qayyim RA said: “There is indeed a distance between a righteous deed and the heart, and there are in that distance a lot of impediments that prevent the deed from reaching the heart. Hence, you see a man who has many deeds to his credit and yet nothing of that finds its way to his hearts, for he never carried out the deed out of love for Allaah, fear of Him, hope in His mercy, in abstention from worldly life or out of craving for the Hereafter. Neither does he possess the light by which he can differentiate between those who love Allaah and His enemies. Had the impact of his deed reached his heart, he would have had the light and recognize the truth and falsehood.”

Needless to say, Allaah does not need the movements and efforts that we make in our acts of worship. He only requests our piety thereof. He, The Alimghy, Says (what means): “O you who have believed, decreed upon you is fasting as it was decreed upon those before you that you may become righteous.”[Quran 2: 183]

He also says (what means): “Their meat will not reach Allaah, nor will their blood, but what reaches Him is piety from you.”[Quran 22: 37]

Of the good deeds that are recommended after Ramadhaan is fasting for six days in the month of Shawwaal. The Messenger of Allaah said: “Whoever fasts the month of Ramadhaan and follows it up with a fasting of six days in the month of Shawwaal is like the one who fasts for a complete year.” [Muslim]

Ramadhaan has filled our minds with blessings, awakened our conscience and purified our souls. It has taught us how to resist the insinuations of Satan and the whims of the evil inclining soul and how to eliminate differences and its causes. The ranks of the Muslims have become solidly united during Ramadhaan, so we should not let it become disunited again after it. The eyes have shed tears during Ramadhaan, so we should not let them become dry after it; mosques have become full of worshippers during Ramadhaan and the tongues were engaged mentioning Allaah, praising Him and invoking Him, so let this continue after Ramadhaan; we have been overwhelmed with desirable manners and characteristics such as humbleness and tranquility during Ramadhaan, we should not spoil that away with arrogance, ostentation and stupidity; we have become generous during Ramadhaan, so we should not withhold our generosity after Ramadhaan.

The fasting Muslim has two occasions of happiness: when he brakes his fast and when he meets his Lord; one is a worldly happiness and the other is the everlasting one in the Hereafter when he will have the greatest enjoyment and bliss which is Paradise in which there are enjoyments which no eyes have ever seen, no ears have ever heard of, and no human mind has ever imagined- a place where we, Allaah willing, will be addressed (what means): “Eat and drink in satisfaction for what you put forth in the days past."[Quran 69:24]

Such is Paradise which when a slave is made to enter it, he forgets his misery, distress and sorrow as it is reported that the Messenger SAW said: “The most unfortunate person in this world among the people of Paradise will be given a short dip into the Paradise and he will be asked: ‘Have you ever known misery? Have you ever experienced difficulty’? He (or she) would say: ‘No, by Allaah, I have never experienced any misery nor known any difficulty!’” [Muslim]

The Muslim nation is now bidding farewell to the blessed month of Ramadhaan while its agonies are still ongoing. It is experiencing great calamities that can be seen in what is happening in Palestine ,Syria,Burma and other places in the Muslim world; a merciless war aimed at Islam in order to exterminate it.

The Islamic nation has been tested during its long history with different kinds of conspiracies and afflictions some of which are enough to wipe other nations out of existence, but the power of Islamic belief that was and is still keeping this nation alive. This gives us a hope that the future is certainly for Islam.

It is therefore a duty of all Muslims to help the causes of Islam, to exercise patience and self-control, to make sincere supplications and to seek the help from Allaah Subhanahu wa Ta`ala in the face of all these tribulations so that He may rescue us from all these sufferings.






by Ash Shams on Friday, August 17, 2012 at 12:43am source:sharing_knowledge_ofislam@yahoogroups.com



 

Selasa, 14 Agustus 2012

Ramadhan Untuk Semua

Bulan Ramadhan merupakan bulan yang dinanti-nanti bagi seluruh umat Islam di segala penjuru dunia. Kendati demikian suasana ramadhan tidak hanya dapat dirasakan pada negara-negara yang mayoritas berpenduduk muslim saja, bahkan pada negara dengan minoritas penduduk Islam dapat ikut merasakan indahnya suasana Ramadhan seperti di Amerika.

Berbagai liputan tim VOA yang menarik tentang Ramadhan di negara-negara yang kaum muslimnya hanya minoritas, contohnya liputan tentang puasa di Amerika. Jika saya harus memilih salah satu berita yang paling saya sukai, jujur akan sangat sulit karena setiap berita yang disajikan begitu mengobati rasa penasaran saya khususnya, bahkan mungkin setiap orang yang ingin tahu bagaimana kehidupan minoritas muslim yang melaksanakan kegiatan di bulan Ramadhan. 

Cukup menonton channel VOA Indonesia pada Youtube, untuk menjawab apa yang selama ini saya tanyakan dalam benak saya. Banyak informasi mengenai Ramadhan yang saya dapatkan,  dari berita: "Persiapan Ramadhan", "Awal Penentuan Ramadhan", sampai berita-berita seputar makanan halal dan kegiatan buka puasa bersama, sebagai upaya mengenalkan agama Islam kepada masyarakat sekitar. Hal yang sering diungkapkan oleh Presenter berita VOA seputar berita Ramadhan adalah: "Puasa kali ini, lebih panjang, karna kami disini berpuasa pada musim panas, berbuka jam 21.00 dan harus bangun pagi untuk makan sahur" . Benar-benar tidak terbayang kalau di Indonesia harus puasa lebih dari jam 18.00

Berkah Ramadhan yang dirasakan adalah, tingginya permintaan makanan halal. Beda dengan Indonesia yang dengan mudah kita temukan makanan halal, dimanapun, kapanpun. Informasi yang disajikan tim VOA seputar makanan halal, dari Resto Burger 7, Warung Mobil Yang Jual Makanan Halal, JJS's Halal Cheese Steak, Restoran Halal Malaysia di AS, sampai Supermarket Halal Co yang menyediakan kebutuhan akan produk-produk halal. 

Ramadhan Untuk Semua 

Bagi mereka yang bukan beragama Islam, dapat merasakan kegiatan yang dilakukan para muslim pada bulan Ramadhan salah satunya adalah Berbuka puasa, Seperti liputan yang disajikan oleh tim VOADuniaKita. Pada kesempatan kali ini Dunia Kita mengunjungi rumah sakit Stanford University di mana para staf menyelenggarakan buka puasa bersama bagi para pengunjung dan karyawan rumah sakit .Acara buka puasa yang diselenggarakan Di Rumah Sakit Standford yang tidak hanya mengundang umat muslim, tetapi dari berbagai Agama dan dari berbagai Negara.Bisa diintip liputan videonya:




Buka puasa yang diadakan 2 kali dalam seminggu selama bulan Ramadhan ini, tidak melibatkan panitia muslim saja, tetapi juga melibatkan panitia non muslim dari unit layanan spiritual.

Unit layanan spiritual  (perawatan rohani) adalah pelayanan kesembuhan yang menyediakan dukungan emosional dan spiritual kepada pasien, keluarga mereka, staf rumah sakit, dan sukarelawan. Para pendeta bekerja sebagai bagian dari tim penyembuhan bersama dengan dokter, perawat, dan pengasuh lainnya. Perawatan spiritual mungkin termasuk menanggapi krisis, membantu orang dalam resolusi pertanyaan etis tentang perawatan pasien, menghubungi pendeta, pastor, rabi, atau perwakilan agama lainnya seperti yang diminta, dan memberikan dukungan rohani yang terus berlangsung.

Acara ini cukup baik, untuk mengenal apa itu Ramadhan? dan apa yang dilakukan para Muslim saat Ramadhan. Merasakan berbuka puasa, yaitu salah satu Ibadah utama yang dijalankan umat Muslim pada bulan Ramadhan.


Sumber:
VOA
YouTube/voaindonesia
http://www.stjohnprovidence.org/Providence/PatientVisitor/Services/PastoralCare/








Senin, 06 Agustus 2012

This is worded well ~ Chiam Eng Huat (Part II)

It takes only a minute to have a crush on someone
An hour to like someone
And a day to love someone
But it takes a lifetime to forget someone...


Don't go for looks; they can deceive
Don't go for wealth; even that fades away
Go for someone who makes you smile
Because it takes only a smile to
Make a dark day seems bright
Find the one who makes your heart smile!


May you have...
Enough happiness to make you sweet
Enough trials to make you strong
Enough sorrow to keep you human
And enough hope to make you happy...
 
 
Always put yourself in others' shoes
If you feel that it hurts you
It probably hurts the other person, too...
 
 
 
The happiest of people
Don't necessarily have the best of everything
They just make the most of everything that comes along their way.
Happiness lies for...
Those who cry
Those who hurt
Those who have searched
And those who have tried
For only they can appreciate the importance of people
Who have touched their lives.
..

Selasa, 31 Juli 2012

FOODS MENTIONED IN THE QUR’AN BANANA



Bananas are mentioned in the Qur’an as one of the fruits of Paradise:
فِي سِدْرٍ مَخْضُودٍ وَطَلْحٍ مَنْضُودٍ وَظِلٍّ مَمْدُودٍ وَمَاءٍ مَسْكُوب وَفَاكِهَةٍ كَثِيرَةٍ لَا مَقْطُوعَةٍ وَلَا مَمْنُوعَةٍ

Amid thornless lote-trees, and banana-trees (with fruits), one above another. And extended shade, and water flowing constantly, and abundant fruit, neither intercepted nor forbidden. 
(Surat al-Waqi’a: 28-33)

Benefits of Banana

Bananas contain three natural sugars - sucrose, fructose and glucose combined with fiber. A banana gives an instant, sustained and substantial boost of energy.

Research has proven that just two bananas provide enough energy for a strenuous 90-minute workout. No wonder the banana is the number one fruit with the world's leading athletes.
But energy isn't the only way a banana can help us keep fit. It can also help overcome or prevent a substantial number of illnesses and conditions, making it a must to add to our daily diet.

Depression: According to a recent survey undertaken by MIND amongst people suffering from depression, many felt much better after eating a banana. This is because bananas contain tryptophan, a type of protein that the body converts into serotonin, known to make you relax, improve your mood and generally make you feel happier.

PMS: Forget the pills - eat a banana. The vitamin B6 it contains regulates blood glucose levels, which can affect your mood.

Anemia : High in iron, bananas can stimulate the production of hemoglobin in the blood and so helps in cases of anemia.

Blood Pressure: This unique tropical fruit is extremely high in potassium yet low in salt, making it perfect to beat blood pressure. So much so, the US Food and Drug Administration has just allowed the banana industry to make official claims for the fruit's ability to reduce the risk of blood pressure and stroke.

Brain Power: 200 students at a Twickenham (Middlesex) school ( England ) were helped through their exams this year by eating bananas at breakfast, break, and lunch in a bid to boost their brain power. Research has shown that the potassium-packed fruit can assist learning by making pupils more alert.

Constipation: High in fiber, including bananas in the diet can help restore normal bowel action, helping to overcome the problem without resorting to laxatives.

Heartburn: Bananas have a natural antacid effect in the body, so if you suffer from heartburn, try eating a banana for soothing relief.

Morning Sickness: Snacking on bananas between meals helps to keep blood sugar levels up and avoid morning sickness.

Mosquito bites: Before reaching for the insect bite cream, try rubbing the affected area with the inside of a banana skin. Many people find it amazingly successful at reducing swelling and irritation.

Nerves: Bananas are high in B vitamins that help calm the nervous system.

Ulcers: The banana is used as the dietary food against intestinal disorders because of its soft texture and smoothness. It is the only raw fruit that can be eaten without distress in over-chronicler cases. It also neutralizes over-acidity and reduces irritation by coating the lining of the stomach.

Temperature control: Many other cultures see bananas as a 'cooling' fruit that can lower both the physical and emotional temperature of expectant mothers. InThailand , for example, pregnant women eat bananas to ensure their baby is born with a cool temperature.

Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD): Bananas can help SAD sufferers because they contain the natural mood Enhancer tryptophan.

Smoking &Tobacco Use: Bananas can also help people trying to give up smoking. The B6, B12 they contain, as well as the potassium and magnesium found in them, help the body recover from the effects of nicotine withdrawal.

Stress: Potassium is a vital mineral, which helps normalize the heartbeat, sends oxygen to the brain and regulates your body's water balance. When we are stressed, our metabolic rate rises, thereby reducing our potassium levels. These can be rebalanced with the help of a high-potassium banana snack.

Strokes: According to research in The New England Journal of Medicine, eating bananas as part of a regular diet can cut the risk of death by strokes by as much as 40%!

Warts: Those keen on natural alternatives swear that if you want to kill off a wart, take a piece of banana skin and place it on the wart, with the yellow side out. Carefully hold the skin in place with a plaster or surgical tape!

So, a banana really is a natural remedy for many ills. When you compare it to an apple, it has four times the protein, twice the carbohydrate, three times the phosphorus, five times the vitamin A and iron, and twice the other vitamins and minerals. It is also rich in potassium and is one of the best value foods around So maybe it's time to change that well-known phrase so that we say, 'A banana a day keeps the doctor away!'

http://beyondthebluedomes.blogspot.com/2012/03/benefits-of-banana.html
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8 Health Benefits of Bananas

Banana, the once-exotic fruit, has found its way into our daily lives. Whether sliced over cereal or blended in a smoothie, here are eight great reasons to include about four bananas a week in your diet.

Diet
One banana has 11% of the RDA of dietary fiber and only about 108 calories. The fiber in bananas not only keeps digestion regular, but also helps maintain low blood sugar and curbs overeating.

Lower Blood Pressure
Studies show that the high amounts of potassium in bananas (over 13% of the RDA) can lower one's blood pressure, which in turn lessens the possibility of atherosclerosis, heart attack and stroke.

Bone Health
Along with lowering blood pressure, potassium prevents the weakening of the body's bones. A high sodium intake, which is typical of many American diets, can cause excessive amount of calcium to be lost through the urine, which threatens not only the strength and general health of the bones, but also negatively affects blood clotting, proper muscle contraction, and normal nervous system function. The potassium found in bananas neutralizes the high amounts of sodium in one's diet, thus allowing for healthy amounts of calcium to remain within the body.

High Nutrient Absorption
The potassium in bananas is not the only means to ensure healthy levels of calcium in the body. Bananas also contain high levels of fructooligosaccharide (FOS) that--along with insulin--promotes calcium absorption. FOS further nourishes healthy bacteria in the colon that manufacture vitamins and digestive enzymes that boost the body's overall ability to absorb nutrients.
Healthy Digestive TractBananas can diminish the uncomfortable effects of diarrhea and constipation. The high amounts of potassium in bananas can restock electrolytes that are easily depleted when suffering from diarrhea -- potassium being an important electrolyte itself. Furthermore, bananas can relieve the body from constipation and help restore regular digestion with pectin, a soluble polysaccharide that helps normalize the digestive tract.

Rugged Gut
Bananas protect the healthy constitution of the stomach in two ways. Firstly, they trigger the production of mucus in the stomach, which provides a protective barrier against stomach acids. Secondly, bananas possess protease inhibitors, a substance that breaks down bacteria in the stomach that cause ulcers. (Moreover, protease inhibitor also obstruct the replication of certain cells and viruses, including HIV.)

Cancer Prevention
A large study by the Internal Journal of Cancer illustrates that the probability of developing kidney cancer is greatly lessened by frequent consumption of fruits and vegetables, though especially bananas. For instance, the probability of developing kidney cancer in female subjects decreased by 50% when eating bananas four to six times a week.

Vitamin B6
One banana has an impressive 34% of the RDA of vitamin B6, which serves many important roles in the body's health. For example, the B6 in bananas acts as an anti-inflammatory agent that helps ward off cardiovascular disease, type II diabetes, as well as obesity. B6 also contributes to the maintenance of the lymphoid glands that ensure the production of healthy white blood cells that protect the body from infection. Finally, the vitamin B6 in bananas plays a pivotal part in cell formation and proper nervous system function, making one banana a day a healthy and delicious choice.



http://www.healthdiaries.com/eatthis/8-health-beneits-of-bananas.html

Jumat, 27 Juli 2012

So Soon ~ Maher Zain

Really... Really... Great Song, touches the heart, this song's awesome...
first time i saw the vidio on youtube, my tears are falling down...

here guys...
hope ya enjoy it... :)



Every time I close my eyes I see you in front of me
I still can hear your voice calling out my name
And I remember all the tales you told me
I miss the time you were around (x2)
But I’m so grateful for every moment I spent with you
‘Cause I know life won’t last forever

Chorus:
You went so soon, so soon
You left so soon, so soon
I have to go on ’cause I know it’s been too long
I’ve got to stop the tears, keep my faith and be strong
I’ll try to take it all, even though it’s so hard
I see you in my dreams but when I wake up you are gone
Gone so soon

Night and day, I still feel you are close to me
And I remember you in every prayer that I make
Every single day may you be shaded by His mercy
But life is not the same, and it will never be the same
But I’m so thankful for every memory I shared with you
‘Cause I know this life is not forever

CHORUS

There were days when I had no strength to go on
I felt so weak and I just couldn’t help asking: “Why?”
But I got through all the pain when I truly accepted
That to God we all belong, and to Him we’ll return, ooh

CHORUS

Kamis, 26 Juli 2012

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Do You Possess These Seven Habits ?

This talk was based on the following hadith from Prophet Muhammad (peace be upon him):
There are seven whom Allah will shade in His Shade on the Day when there is no shade except His Shade:
1: a just ruler;
2: a youth who grew up in the worship of Allah, the Mighty and Majestic;
3: a man whose heart is attached to the mosques;
4: two men who love each other for Allah’s sake, meeting for that and parting upon that;
5: a man who is called by a woman of beauty and position [for illegal intercourse], but be says: I fear Allah,
6: a man who gives in charity and hides it, such that his left hand does not know what his right hand gives in charity;
7: and a man who remembered Allah in private and so his eyes shed tears.
Related by Bukhari

1. They Remember Their Sins

Some people fall into the habit of judging others by their sins while forgetting their own. They may not even think the sins they have committed are all that bad. This is a sign of weak Muslim.
A believer sees his sins as if he were sitting under a mountain which he is afraid may fall on him, whereas the wicked person considers his sins as flies passing over his nose and he just drives them away like this.
Related in Bukhari
Of course, if you see someone doing wrong, you should advise him or her to change their behavior. But dont become arrogant or prideful because you are not committing that sin. In fact, you should reflect on the sins you have committed and turn to Allah for repentance.
Who knows? Perhaps that person is doing something else that Allah loves. And perhaps you are doing something else that Allah hates.
By constantly remembering and being mindful of the sins you commit, you will be more inclined to repent, change your behavior, and do good deeds to make up for them, Inshallah.

2. They Mind Their Business

People like to think that only women engage in gossip. I can tell you from experience, that is not true. Muslim men can be some of the worst gossipers and backbiters around. And this is unfortunate given how many warnings there are of such horrible behavior.
How do people fall into gossiping and backbiting? By not minding their own business. These people hear a rumor or a tale, and before the next prayer comes in, they have spread it to a dozen other people. And then those people turn around and do the same thing.
If only we would remember what Allah says in His book:
And do not obey every worthless habitual swearer.
(And) scorner going about with malicious gossip.
A preventer of good, transgressing and sinful.
Chapter 68 verses 10-12
These are some pretty strong words coming from our Lord condemning this behavior. So, rather than mind other folks business, and spread rumors, tales and gossip, how about we just tend to our own affairs?
Are they not complicated enough to keep us busy for a lifetime ?

3. They Say What is Good

This goes hand in hand with the previous habit. Whereas Habit #2 was just to mind your own business and not say evil, Habit #3 is encouragement to say good.
Anyone who believes in Allah and the last day, should speak good or keep quiet.
Related in Bukhari
There you have it. Advice directly from the Prophet (peace be upon him) telling us to say something good or shut up. I dont mean to put it so bluntly but thats the gist of it.
This advice doesnt just mean speak good of people. It means to speak good about everything. Here are some examples:
  • Rather than complain, be grateful and praise Allah for what you have.
  • Rather than be boastful, once again, be grateful and praise Allah for what He has given you.
  • Rather than criticize, advise and compliment on the good someone does.
Have you ever noticed how a negative person, who always has negative things to say, also seems to always bring a negative feeling with them? It’s like negativity is contagious. They are always complaining, nagging, and criticizing.

Don’t be like that person.
When you think about it, saying something good is really not all that difficult. When you’re about to say something bad or negative, try to think of something good (or at least neutral) to say.
And if you cant, just shut up.

4. They Keep Good Company

If you want to fulfill the previous three habits, you should be around people who want the same. You’ll find yourself very ineffective if you are always surrounded by people who think they are better than others, are always minding other people’s business, and cannot say good.
So if you are serious about becoming an effective Muslim, you should take a close look at the people you spend time with. If you can convince them to change their ways, that is best. But if not, maybe it’s time to find new friends.

A good friend and a bad friend are like a perfume-seller and a blacksmith: The perfume-seller might give you some perfume as a gift, or you might buy some from him, or at least you might smell its fragrance. As for the blacksmith, he might singe your clothes, and at the very least you will breathe in the fumes of the furnace.
Related in Bukhari
Once again, the Messenger of Allah (peace be upon him) is giving it to us in a clear and beautiful manner. If you hang around good people, that goodness will rub off on you. If you hang around negative people, that same negativity will rub off on you, and may eventually lead you astray.
So if you don’t want to get burnt, find some good friends.

5. They Do Not Procrastinate (To postpone or delay needlessly).


  • How many people owe days of fasting from the last Ramadan but put them off for months? Some people have to rush to get these days in just weeks or even days before the next Ramadan begins.
  • How many people have money and the health to make Hajj but wait years and years to make it? Some people wait until they reach old age and have to to visit the Kaaba with multiple illnesses and difficulties.
  • How many people routinely procrastinate in making their daily prayers ? The best of these procrastinators rush to get their prayer in before time is out. The worst completely miss the prayers due solely to procrastination.
Procrastinating in your daily duties is bad enough.
Please dont procrastinate with the orders of Allah.

6. They Put Their Trust in Allah

And (Allah) will provide for him from where he does not expect. And puts their trust in Allah – then He is sufficient for him. Indeed, Allah will accomplish His purpose. Allah has already set for everything a (decreed) measure.
Chapter 65 verse 3
Well, there you got it; straight from The Creator. If you put your trust in Allah, then He is all you need.
We often fall into the trap of putting our trust in the creation. We ask help from people who cannot help us. We complain to people who have no authority. Instead, we should seek help and complain to Allah Almighty.
Of course, if you do need assistance and you know of someone who has the ability to help, it is okay to ask them for help. But understand that whatever help they can provide ultimately comes from Allah. After all, even that person may let you down. But if you put your trust in Allah, He will never let you down.

7. They Remain Mindful of Allah

This is the most important habit of them all.
  • If you do not remember Allah, you will not think of your own sins and seek repentance for them.
  • If you do not remember Allah, you will not try to avoid His punishment by minding your own business without falling into backbiting and slander.
  • If you do not remember Allah, you will not try to seek His favor by saying what is good.
  • If you do not remember Allah, you will not seek out good company who are also focused on remembering Allah.
  • If you do not remember Allah, you will never be able to put your trust in Him and will always look for help from those who can do you no good.
These are not the only things we can do to become effective Muslims. I am sure you can think of many more habits that will bring you closer to Allah and improve your daily life. But these seven habits of highly effective Muslims is a great place to start.
May Allah make it easy for you and me to implement these habits every day of our lives.

Ameen.
http://islamiclearningmaterials.com/7-habits-highly-effective-muslims/

This is worded well ~ Chiam Eng Huat

 
We never get what we want
We never want what we get
We never have what we like
We never like what we have
And still we live and love.
That's life..


 
The best kind of friends
Is the kind you can sit on a porch and swing with
Never say a word
And then walk away feeling like it was the best conversation you've ever had.
 
 
 
It's true that we don't know
What we've got until it's gone
But it's also true that we don't know
What we've been missing until it arrives..
.
 
 
 
 
Giving someone all your love is never an assurance that they'll love you back!
Don't expect love in return
Just wait for it to grow in his/her heart
But if it doesn't, be content it grew in yours.

Senin, 11 Juni 2012

Graduation...



Sebuah perjalanan panjang...

Well... Here i'll tell U...








Harus diakui, kuliah sambil kerja itu gak mudah, apalagi klo kampus yang mewajibkan presensi sebagai syarat untuk mendapatkan nilai...

Tapi klo kita berusaha, kita akan bisa... Kalau kita mencoba, kita akan dapat... Apa yang kita tanam itu yang akan kita petik... Apa yang kita impikan itu akan jadi kenyataan...

Berbeda dari mereka, yang dapat menyelesaikan kuliah dengan biaya sepenuhnya dari orang tua...
Tapi tidak bagi sebagian orang Like Me... Tentu hasilnya lebih manis karna dicapai dari hasil jerih payah sendiri... Trust Me !!!

Minggu 3 Juni 2012...
The Day....
Perjalanan Panjang, dari kuliah, buat skripsi dengannnnn segudang problem didalamnya... -_-



Tapi...

Alhamdulillah.... Finally... Ya Allah...  Terima Kasih....

Untuk segala Nikmat-Mu...
Keluarga, Kekasih, Sahabat, Kolega, dan Orang-orang yang selalu mendukungku...

Semua Gak mungkin tanpa dukungan Kalian.... ;)
Terima Kasih, Terima Kasih, Terima Kasih....









Jumat, 18 Mei 2012

Minggu, 01 April 2012

Book Store = Hunter

 Lagi serius baca, perasaan ada yang iseng...

 Yeeey...Ketahuan... ^^

 Say Chesee dulu deeh...


Yang ini posenya bener-bener maksa'in... wkwkwk #lol

Skripsi... Yeay... I Do It...

Sabtu 29 Oktober jreng-jreng... nama pembimbing skripsi sudah keluar... dag-dig dug pertama... aduuh siapa yaah pembimbing gw??? takut, klo dosennya susah ditemuin, dosennya gak enak, dosenya gak sejalan, ternyata ....



Alhamduliilah, proses bimbingan berjalan lancar....
pas ngajuin judul angsung di ACC... keep fighting amee....

Gak mudah memang menyusun skripsi, mulai dari nentuin waktu yang pas buat bimbingan, sampai harus mencuri waktu buat ngerjain skripsi di kantor... hehehe... but... I'm done... Hahaha...
benar-benar 3 bulan yang PENAT...

ngubek2 jurnal di google, nyamain penulisan dengan pedoman, hunting buku-buku buat referensi... dari Gramed sampe ke senen... mikirin listing, nyari2 coding, buat database, tampilan web, ganti template nyampe berkali-kali... hahaha... akhirnya yang dipakai yang pertama juga...Hosting web, oalaaah, semuanya made in amee...
Yakin pasti bisa....
benar-benar perjuangan... saya menikmati itu semua... perjuangan belum berakhir....

harus ngapalin tuh skripsi nyampe eneg-eneg puyeng... aduuuh mau mandi ingat skripsi, mau makan ingat skripsi, mau tidur ingat skripsi (udah kaya lagu dangdut yak) ;p
sampai saat waktu sidang tiba....

Jreng-jreng....
jadwal sidang yang di dapet : selasa, 14 februari 2012 jam 16.00-17.00 di kampus keramat 25
wooouw surpraise...
 

Pas mau sidang sibuk minta doa ke semua orang terdekat, temen kantor, saudara, ibu kost, nyampe tetangga... dan semua yang ada di kontak hape.... di sms semua... ;p
ngadep protokoler weeew, diperiksa, semua kelangkapan sidang.

Habis shalat dzuhur berangkat, naik Busway, seorang diri, berbekal modal juang, dan Do'a... Bismillah.... nyampe jam 14.30 masih ada waktu 1 jam 30 menit.... buat nunggu sidang

ngadep protokoler....pas di periksa wak waaau tanda tangan penguji kedua cuma 5x pertemuan (masalah dimulai di sini)
Ya Rabb makin panik, mau nangis rasanya, padahal jujur tapi malah apes....gak boleh masuk ruang sidang (gila aja... siang malem ngerjain itu skripsi kagak boleh ikut sidang hari H-nya gara2 tandatanangan kurang 1) gak bangeeeet deeeh....

Subhanallah pertolongan Allah selalu datang, gak disangka, ternyata itu dosen pembimbing kedua lagi di depan ruang protokoler dengan gampangnya minta tanda-tangan... alhasil bisa ikut sidang....
naik ke lantai 3, kebetulan dapet di ruang 301...

Berlanjut photo, dan konfirmasi peserta sidang... saking grogi nyampe2 salah masuk toilet, wooow memalukan... hehehehe.... ;p pasang muka tembok, udah gak mikirin apa2 lagi selain Thankfull to Allah, karena bisa ikut SIDANG....

Naik ke lantai 3, denger kesan2 yang pada di sidang wooow, udah puyeng,
ternyata pergantian dosen penguji, saat itu ngarep banget di uji sama bu Lia  atau pak Mahfudz, tapi ternyata... Pak Frieyadie (dosen sistem pakar) yang nguji gw... haduuuuuuuh... ampuuun...

sebelum masuk 10 menit persiapan, nyiapin laptop, dan modem apakah berjalan normal atau tidak....
masuk ruang ujian.... psang laptop, connect ke proyektor... semua sendiri, sambil menata nervousnya, hehehe... dan mengatur nafas...

Presentasi dimulai....

Slide awal dari 1-13 sukses di presentasikan....
Demo program (baru setengahnya udah di suruh duduk) alhamdulillah... ^^

Jreng2

Pertanyaan pertama; (Dosen Penguji 1)
1. latar belakang masalah kamu ini masih PREMATUR (kaget, yaaah gak lulus deh gw, ;( udah mikir macem2), kalau kamu katakan di sini hanya untuk memberantas KKN itu hanya persepsi pribadi kamu saja coba kamu jelaskan...
(berusaha menjelaskan sedetail mungkin, dan tetap merasa bahwa Skripsi gw itu BAIK dan BAGUS) secara topik yang di ambil adalah e-procurement beruntunglah saya, masih belum banyak kasus yang dibahas walopun pada praktek realnya banyak...
Looh, pak E-Procurement itu kan dirancang emang untuk mengurusi masalah yang kayak gini looh... bla, bla, bla... berdalih bela diri...

 

padahal pas baca komentar dari penguji tambah DOWN bgd takut gak lulus... TT


Pertanyaan ke dua:
Dosen Penguji 2
Kamu tau UML itu pa?
Jawab, dengan model nekad n pede... secara nilai RPL gw paling memalukan..... Huuft... Finaallly....



Malah diskusi deeh...  alhamdulillah, ini dosen baeeek banget... kaga nanya yang aneh2, perkataan yang buat gw sejuk saat dy bilang "Skripsi kamu ini udah bagus, dari segi penulisan semua, sudah mengikuti PROSEDUR" #rasanya mau terbang.... Yeeey... iya lah pak bisik dalam hati (saya nyampe 3 kali bongkar jilitan) wkwkwkwk....


Dag Dig Dug selesai....
sidangpun selesai...

Keluar ruang sidang  senaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaang, legaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaa.....

Tnx, to Bapak2 yang baik....

Tnx juga untuk Dosen pembimbingku... akhirnya bisa LULUS dengan Grade "A" Alhamdulillah....
alhamdulillah.... alhamdulillah... cuma bisa berucap alhamdulillah....


Terima kasih, juga buat keluarga, kawan, saudara, sahabat.....

"Tanpa kalian semua aku dan karyaku ini tak akan pernah ada"... ^^