the first four weeks i was searching for something until i wrote previous entry.
which are Twins of Faith (TOF) and Himpunan 1000 Jiwa and 1 Hati (1k1). :)
Dec 23rd, 2011
i departed to KL with my family (ayah, ummi, 'Ali, Muhammad and yummy). we arrived PJS 7 around at 9 p.m.
Dec 24th, 2011
Lala, Yiba and i were dropped at KTM station at Setiajaya. we're late. bianata for AI and family for being waited for us. hu. we're fetch by AI (her mother drove us). we arrived PICC at 10 a.m. or few minutes after 10. met mlmh Sakinah and mlmh Noraini (she'd moved to Kedah!) at registration counter. oh. the moment i was at the parking lot, that was where my handphone began to be not with me. hu. alhamdulillah, i wasn't clumsy (or what) over it. thus, that time i was sure that it's in the car.:) my sisters and i went up to Plenary hall after registered our names for workshop in the evening. i registered for two; with Raya Shorkartfard and ust.Zaharuddin. but i only attended the one with sister Raya. :D hu.
the first talk we listened to was from Sh. Aala. it's about building blocks. wait. hm. it had something to do with family. then, Sheikh related it with right for children where it leaded us to the topic of choosing spouse. :) personally, i was quite excited when he mentioned this because he told us the criteria of good spouse for women. i think i never heard about that yet, instead of i always heard about the criteria in women for men to find. am i right? ah-ha. if i'm not, then i'm not up-to-date i supposed.
the criteria for men = [2 from Qur'an (Qawiy (strong in FAITH (IMAN)) + Al-Amin (trustworthy)] + [2 from sunnah (religious background + moral)then, we're told about
criterias for friends too; remind you of Allah, guide you to the path of Allah, speech increase your iman.:) i also wrote,
who you told who you are.ok, i forgot the meaning. blame me. then we're advised again to help, not to hurt and we too were reminded to remember who you are.
the next speaker was Ust. Zaharuddin, about modern economics and principles. sincerely, i wasn't that enthusiasm about this topic. err.. i listened to it though. and yet, i didn't really jot down something in my desk diary. the written words for this lecture were maqasid shari'ah and
supplication and wealth.:)
after lunch, there was performance by Shinji Moriwaki and Mu'adz. i wasn't in the hall. -.-
afterwards, we had Sh. Navaid Aziz. Lala and Yiba like him very much. obviously he's cute in a way. ^.^ masha Allah. his topic entitled I'm Muslim and I'm Proud. i'd noted on
LOVE, MERCY AND COMPASSION, FORGIVENESS, JUSTICE, IHSANand three words;
Knowledge, Action, Relationship.i can't elaborate these points since i've forgotten them. T^T
there's no paradise for those who don't have iman, not a mu'min until the person loves and no love if you don't spread salaam.the story of Abdullah ibn Huzafah;
free a nation thru a single kiss.
after Sh. Navaid Aziz's session, we walked out to the room downstairs for the session with Raya. here, i found the same-not-good-attitude of Malaysian. we're given choices; either lecture + Q&A session or documentary (My life with Islam) show + lecture. guess which one was chosen? of coz the one without Q&A session. ha. ha. ok. maybe it's not related to the not-good-attitude because the documentary's said like quite exclusive. hu. it's the story of our sister Raya; how she left Islam and return to it. :) her session entitled Challenges for Working Mom. ha-ha. well, insha Allah, my elder sister is an architect to be in one year, my only younger sister is a nurse to be in two years, and i myself will be 'something' in three years after graduate. and we want to be a mother. ha-ha. thus, the topic is relevant for us, that's the point. yeah~ i like what Raya shared with us. hu. and i found an answer thru the talk. u remember, that in the past break, i was searching for job and i just couldn't find one. one of questions to be pondered from Raya was
can you maintain your muslim dignity at work?:) and based on her experience of losing her children because of her workaholic-ism, she advised us to
never ever bring works at home.it's a big NO. unless u want to lose ur family. she showed us pictures and slides... hm. Allah makes it easy for us.
Men are the protectors and maintainers of women, because Allah has given the one more (strength) than the other, and because they support them from their means. Therefore the righteous women are devoutly obedient, and guard in (the husband's) absence what Allah would have them guard. As to those women on whose part ye fear disloyalty and ill-conduct, admonish them (first), (Next), refuse to share their beds, (And last) beat them (lightly); but if they return to obedience, seek not against them Means (of annoyance): For Allah is Most High, great (above you all).
then, after maghrib break, Dr. Abu Ameenah Bilal Philips took over the stage in the Plenary hall. his talk was on Islamic Culture or Cultural Islam? what's the different?
Islamic culture is the culture that is encouraged by Islam to be practised by us based on the Quran and the sunnah.
cultural Islam refers to the action of practising other culture which is not in the Quran and sunnah, but then, it became synonymous with Islam.there're four main points; pre islamic culture, adopted culture & religious fanaticists. ok, i lost one point; the third. new things i learnt; about bride-burning. then, here we're told about Islam can't be inherited. Islam means the submission to the will of Allah. just like the song Iman Mutiara by Raihan lah. :)
the last talk for the first day was by Sh. Hussein Yee. Sheikh prefers to use the term "not yet muslim" for those who're not yet a muslim because of the hadith every child born as a muslim. oh. his topic was One Faith, One Family. we're bonded by aqidah. and he kept emphasising on Islam is for all humankind. it's not only for Arab people nor only Malay nor only for slave nor anything that can discriminate us. in the khutbah wida', the prophet Muhammad s.a.w used the term ayyuhannas. Nas - people generally. then, syaitan believe in Allah and never syirik. human? hu.
Allah created us different, but we're not promoting those differences! we're one family! :)
lastly, we had Boona Mohammed performance. :)
will be continued...