"Belum tibakah masanya bagi orang-orang yang beriman untuk secara khusyuk mengingati Allah dan mematuhi kebenaran yang telah diwahyukan (kepada mereka) dan janganlah mereka (berlaku) seperti orang-orang yang telah menerima kitab sebelum itu, kemudian mereka melalui masa yang panjang sehingga hati mereka menjadi keras. Dan banyak di antara mereka menjadi orang-orang fasik." [Al Hadid, 57 : 16]

Thursday, 28 March 2013

Free (temporarily) from this tangling insanity.

Bismillah..

This is how my hands were tied up, in my mind.
-Bamboo and Philter-



Alhamdulillah. Segala pujian hanya untuk Allah. Akhirnya, saya dapat merungkaikan tangan2 yang selama ni dah terbelit tersimpul dengan huru-hara first exam! Seriously, baru first exam dah kabut gini, macam manalah sixth year nanti? =.="


Don't ever study during the eleventh hour! Lesson noted.
And don't celebrate too much! Considering you have not much to celebrate, (with your grades and empty pockets ^^")
And the next exam is just a few days ahead. (Seriously JUST... =.=")


Dalam sebulan yang penuh dengan exam ni, Alhamdulillah, Allah bagi banyak nikmat sampingan untuk melepaskan diri saya dari belenggu stress. Walaupun ada sedikit 'kitaran hidup' yang terganggu akibat stress (maybe), tapi saya redha ada hikmahnya. Lebih banyak masa untuk beribadah, especially apabila diri dihimpit masalah. Terasa tenang gitu.


Am starting my baby steps towards a better life, definitely moving on. In sya Allah, with His guidance. (but at what pace? and how many pit stops had I made?) There are much resistance, it gets harder by day, and by the variety of people that we meet, laugh and cry with.


For every great life lesson, there's a bitter price to pay. Learned that alright.



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Bought a new home for Jebat, and he loves it! 
(Just figured out that it's a he, sexuality confusion much?)

Wednesday, 20 March 2013

Lonesome George

Bismillah..





Lonesome George
[Galapagos Tortoise]
[Chelonoidis nigra]


Galapagos Tortoise is the largest tortoise species in the world. It can reach a weight of over 400 kg and length of over 1.8 m! It has a life span of over 100 years! A captive individual lived at least 170 years. It is native to Galapagos Island in Ecuador, South America.


Tortoise number declined drastically starting from 16th century because of man hunt. Originally, there were 15 subspecies of this tortoise in the wild but now only 10 remain with the 11th subspecies (C. n. abingdoni) had only a single known living individual, nicknamed Lonesome George.


That is until his death in June 25th 2012. He was estimated to be around 100 years old. How sad it is to see yet another loss of a precious species whom we share in this Earth.


What I found was interesting is that by observing the varieties of the tortoise subspecies which was caused by different population environment, Charles Darwin was inspired to develop his theory of evolution (which is wrong in Islamic view).


Anyway, there are conservation efforts, starting in 20th century, that have resulted in an increase of population of tortoise. However, the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN) had classified this species as a whole as "vulnerable".



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Ramai orang tak nak ambil tahu pon pasal haiwan-haiwan ni, tapi saya suka ^^,


Rainbow Nature and Life, Thank you!! (^^,)

Bismillah...




Rainbow Eucalyptus Tree


It's a natural rainbow-colored tree!
There's a small forest of these tree off the Hana Highway at Maui, Hawaii,USA.
The phenomenon is caused by patches of bark peeling off at various times and the colors are indicators of age.
A newly shed outer bark reveals bright greens which darken over time into blues and purples and then orange and red tones!


Subhanallah!
More of Allah's wonderful creation!


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Cano Cristales

is a Columbian river located in the Serrania de la Macarena, province of Meta.
Commonly called 'The River of Five Colors', "The Liquid Rainbow", "The Most Beautiful River in the World"
For a brief period of time every year, the river blossoms on a vibrant explosion of colors caused by a unique species of plant that lines the river floor called Macarenia clavigera.
It turns a brilliant red, offset by splotches of yellow and green sand, blue water and a thousand shade in between!


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Denksiya Lanscape, Colored Mountains of China

Located in the southern part of the Minshan mountain range.
This area is known for its colorful pools formed by calcite deposits, especially in Huanglonngou, as well as diverse forest ecosystems, snow-capped peaks, waterfall and hot springs.
Huanglong is also a home to many endangered species, i.e. the Giant Panda and the Sichuan Golden Snub-nosed Monkey.
This was declared a World Heritage Site by UNESCO in 1992.


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Nature is full of extraterrestrial colors! And so does Life itself. For my life, I thank all of those who have colored it so beautifully artistic: Mama and Abah, my most loving family, precious friends, incredible teachers and simply friendly or rude strangers. 


For the wishes and gifts, I can't thank you enough! Never had a birthday like this before!  :)


From the top of my esophagus to the bottom right lobe of my liver, I love you all!





information and picture from Google and Pinterest.

Saturday, 16 March 2013

The Great Migration

Bismillah..





Canadian geese. 
They are wild geese with black heads and necks, white patches on their cheeks and brownish-gray bodies.
They are renowned for their V-shaped flight formation during migration.
As they migrate, they take turn being the 'lead' to break the air so no one gets too tired!


Sweet, isn't it?


Somehow these geese and I are alike.
At times of hijrah, sometimes I take the lead, but soon (too soon), I grow tired and back off
But my amazing friends always have my back
We take turns being the lead so that no one gets left behind,
or forgotten.


:)



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Animal's behavior is truly something remarkable! Animals are pure and innocent, taking only what they need. Never being greedy like human. They only do what their instinct told them to do. I believe each and every behaviour is sunnatullah and we can learn a lot from watching them.


Friday, 15 March 2013

WinterIcecream#2 : Decision

Bismillah

(Gambar tiada kaitan dengan entri. Just a sharing ^^)




This is the wonderful, amazing, dinosaurous-like Helioceras heteromorph ammonite!
They evolved during the late Jurassic but were not very common until Cretaceous period.
They have shells that are not regular spirals like most ammonites, thus the name heteromorph (irregularly-coiled).


Subhanallah!
Bayangkan kalau jadi siput sedut masak lemak cili api. Macam mana nak sedut tu?
XD


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19) Jika kamu meminta keputusan, maka sesungguhnya keputusan telah datang kepadamu, dan jika kamu berhenti (memusuhi Rasul) maka itulah yang lebih baik bagimu; dan jika kamu kembali, nescaya kami kembali (memberi pertolongan); dan pasukanmu tidak dapat menolak sesuatu bahaya sedikitpun darimu, biarpun jumlahnya (pasukan) banyak. Sungguh, Allah berserta orang-orang beriman.

19) (O disbelievers) if you ask for a judgement, now has the judgement come unto you and if you cease (to do wrong), it will be better for you, and if you return (to the attack), so shall We return, and your forces will be of no avail to you, however numerous it be, and verily, Allah is with the believers.



- Al-Anfal, 8 : 19 -



Right when I asked Him, "Help me decide which one's the best way!"


The translation in Malay is clearer if you want to see it in my point of view, given my dilemma. But for the real meaning, the translation in English portrays the best: about a war.



Wednesday, 13 March 2013

Heaven's Trail

Bismillah...




A place in Ireland where every two years on June 10-18, the stars line up with this place.
It's called the Heaven's Trail.  


Subhanallah!



6) Tunjukilah kami jalan yang lurus

6) Guide us to the straight way


- Al-Fatihah, 1 : 6 -



7) Dan ketahuilah bahawa di tengah-tengah kamu ada Rasulullah. Kalau dia menuruti (kemahuan) kamu dalam banyak hal, pasti kamu akan mendapatkan kesusahan. Tetapi Allah menjadikan kamu cinta kepada keimanan, dan menjadikan (iman) itu indah dalam hatimu, serta menjadikan kamu benci kepada kekafiran, kefasikan dan kedurhakaan. Mereka itulah orang-orang yang mengikuti jalan yang lurus,

7) And know that, among you there is the Messenger of Allah (). If he were to obey you (i.e. follow your opinions and desires) in much of the matter, you would surely be in trouble, but Allah has endeared the Faith to you and has beautified it in your hearts, and has made disbelief, wickedness and disobedience (to Allah and His Messenger  ) hateful to you. These! They are the rightly guided ones,




- Al-Hujurat, 49 : 7 - 


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Let's all follow Allah's Heaven's Trail!

Ya Allah, help us find the strength in our iman to stay in this path.

Amiin..


Tuesday, 12 March 2013

Jebat!

Bismillah..




Arakian, bertandanglah seekor pahlawan ke teratak usang kami ini


Lazy, sleeps most of the time, but a great company when I'm staying up late
Loves sunflower seeds
Can't stop biting her cage
I give her air zam zam,, ohoo!!
Fluffy, grey and white, gempal.. that's Jebat!
Though it's a she  ^^


She was stunned by the camera flash, haha!


Why Jebat?



Well, why not? Eheh :P

Friday, 8 March 2013

WinterIcecream#1 : Gazing at the Stars

Bismillah..




16) And indeed, We have put the big stars in the heaven, and We beautified it for the beholders.
16) Dan sungguh, Kami telah menciptakan gugusan bintang di langit dan menjadikannya terasa indah bagi orang yang memandang(nya).


- Al-Hijr, 15 : 16-



- Jumaat, 24 Ramadhan 1431 -
- 3 September 2010 - 


Subhanallah..


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Like eating ice cream during winter
Gives you the chill 
But a curve in your smile
And you just keep dig in for more


And sometimes the words doesn't make sense for our little mind
He keep them like that
Cause by the time we figure them out
It will be the time we need them the most. 


Wednesday, 6 March 2013

Basket Basikal.

Bismillah..





18) Maka apa lagi yang mereka tunggu-tunggu selain hari kiamat, yang akan datang kepada mereka secara tiba-tiba, kerana tandanya sungguh-sungguh telah datang. Maka apa gunanya bagi mereka kesedaran mereka itu, apabila (hari kiamat) itu sudah datang?

25) Sesungguhnya orang-orang yang berbalik (kepada kekafiran) setelah petunjuk itu jelas bagi mereka, syaitanlah yang merayu mereka dan memanjangkan angan-angan mereka.

31) Dan sungguh Kami benar-benar akan menguji kamu sehingga Kami mengetahui orang-orang yang benar-benar berjihad dan bersabar di antara kamu; dan akan Kami uji perihal kamu.



-Surah Muhammad-



Bersabarlah
Kekallah dalam basket basikal ini 
:) 


Tuesday, 5 March 2013

A Complicated Phototropism.

Bismillah.






What it feels like being YOU


Hard yet soft, a tree
whose trunk hard to crack
but peeling white, soft skin of water


Gives shades and bears fruit
only to hit the one resting below
but leaves can't see who
and  wood can't hear the pain
just keep growing more petals and fruits


where the fruit falls, there's a new life uproot
Once I was the one whose head ached
You plant your seed inside me.


As we both grow towards the same sunlight..



~Ibrah dari alam~
Taman di JUST.

:)