Saturday, 31 August 2019


Saat akan ke luar negara, kita akan tukar matawang (RM) kepada matawang negara yg kita akan kunjungi (Riyal Saudi, USD, GBP dll). Kenapa? RM kita tak laku di sana.

Sama juga, saat kita sudah berhijrah ke alam baru (negeri akhirat yg kekal abadi), apa shj kelebihan yg ada pada kita sudah tidak bernilai lagi – harta, anak2, pangkat, jawatan dll. 

Justeru tukarkanlah segala “matawang” itu kepada matawang yg akan laku di akhirat nanti dengan memastikan apa yg Allah anugerahkan kepada kita di guna pada jalan-Nya, ikhlas kerana-Nya. Insya-Allah, semua akan menjadi matawang yg bakal bernilai (pahala) di akhirat nanti!

*The Sky Gets Dark, Slowly*

Such a nice read not just for senior citizens but for all of us. Getting old is a reality that we need to embrace and prepare for 😊
*The Sky Gets Dark, Slowly*
Mao Dun literary prize winner Zhou Daxin’s latest novel to be published, “The Sky Gets Dark, Slowly”, is a sensitive exploration of old age and the complex, hidden emotional worlds of the elderly in a rapidly ageing population.
In it he writes, “…Many elderly speak as though they know everything, but of old age they are in fact as ignorant as children. Many elderly are in fact, completely unprepared for what they are to face when it comes to getting old and the road that lays ahead of them.
In the time between a person turning 60 years old, as they begin to age, right until all the lights go out and the sky gets dark, there are some situations to keep in mind, so that you will be prepared for what is to come, and you will not panic.
The people by your side will only continue to grow smaller in number. People in your parents’ and grandparents’ generation have largely all left, whilst many your peers will increasingly find it harder to look after themselves, and the younger generations will all be busy with their own lives. Even your wife or husband may depart earlier than you, or than you would expect, and what might then come are days of emptiness. You will have to learn how to live alone, and to enjoy and embrace solitude.
Society will care less and less for you. No matter how glorious your previous career was or how famous you were, ageing will always transform you into a regular old man and old lady. The spotlight no longer shines on you, and you have to learn to contend with standing quietly in one corner, to admire and appreciate the hubbub and views that come after you, and you must overcome the urge to be envious or grumble.
The road ahead will be rocky and full of precarity. Fractures, cardio-vascular blockages, brain atrophy, cancer… these are all possible guests that could pay you a visit any time, and you would not be able to turn them away. You will have to live with illness and ailments, to view them as friends, even; do not fantasise about stable, quiet days without any trouble in your body. Maintaining a positive mentality and get appropriate, adequate exercise is your duty, and you have to encourage yourself to keep at it consistently.
Prepare for bed-bound life, a return to the infant state. Our mothers brought us into this world on a bed, and after a journey of twists and turns and a life of struggle, we return to our starting point – the bed – and to the state of having to be looked after by others. The only difference being, where we once had our mothers to care for us, when we prepare to leave, we may not have our kin to look after us. Even if we have kin, their care may never come close to that of your mother’s; you will, more likely than not, be cared for by nursing staff who bear zero relation to you, wearing smiles on their faces all whilst carrying weariness and boredom in their hearts. Lay still and don’t be difficult; remember to be grateful.
There will be many swindlers and scammers along the way. Many of them know that the elderly have lots of savings, and will endlessly be thinking of ways to cheat them of their money: through scam phone calls, text messages, mail, food and product samples, get-rich-quick schemes, products for longevity or enlightenment… basically, all they want is to get all the money. Beware, and be careful, hold your money close to you. A fool and his money are soon parted, so spend your pennies wisely.
Before the sky gets dark, the last stretches of life’s journey will gradually get dimmer and dimmer; naturally, it will be harder to see the path ahead that you are treading towards, and it will be harder to keep going forward. As such, upon turning 60, it would do us all well to see life for what it is, to cherish what we have, to enjoy life whilst we can, and to not take on society’s troubles or your children’s and grandchildren’s affairs on for yourself. Stay humble, don’t act superior on account of your own age and talk down to others – this will hurt yourself as much as it will hurt others. As we get older, all the better should we be able to understand what respect is and what it counts for. In these later days of your lives, you have to understand what it means, to let go of your attachments, to mentally prepare yourself. The way of nature is the way of life; go with its flow, and live with equanimity.
*******For all of us, a nice read, very beautiful, very true .... !
Hardly the day started and ... it is already six o'clock in the evening.
Barely arrived on Monday and it's already Friday.
... and the month is almost over.
... and the year is almost up.
... and already 50 or 60 or 70 years of our lives have passed.
... and we realize that we lost our parents, friends.
and we realize that it is too late to go back ...
So ... Let's try to take full advantage of the time we have left ...
Let's not stop looking for activities that we like ...
Let's put color in our greyness ...
Let's smile at the little things in life that put balm in our hearts.
And yet, we must continue to enjoy serenely the time that remains.
Let's try to eliminate the "after" ...
I do it after ...
I will say after ...
I will think about it after ...
We leave everything for 'later' as if "after" was ours.
Because what we do not understand is that:
after, the coffee cools ...
after, priorities change ...
after, the charm is broken ...
after, health passes ...
after, the children grow up ...
after, the parents get older ...
after, the promises are forgotten ...
after, the day becomes the night ...
after, life ends ...
And all that afters, we find it's often too late ....
So ... leave nothing for 'later' ...
Because in always waiting for later, we can lose the best moments,
the best experiences,
the best friends,
the best family ...
The day is today ... The moment is now ...
We are no longer at the age where we can afford to postpone until tomorrow what needs to be done right away.
So let's see if you'll have time to read this message and then share it.
Or maybe you'll leave it for ... "later" ...
And you will not share it "ever" ....
Even share with those who are not yet "seniors".
May you be well and happy 🙏🙏🙏

Pemusnah kebahagiaan

Antara pemusnah kebahagiaan ialah suka membandingkan diri dg kebahagiaan org lain. Kenapa? Tindakan ini boleh menyebabkan kita lupa mensyukuri apa yg Allah beri. Jadi, selalulah renung ke dalam diri...tentu kita dapati banyak yg perlu disyukuri. Kalau ada kelemahan, berusahalah utk memperbaiki!

Moga hari ini lebih baik dari semalam. Esok lebih baik dari hari ini. Paling penting, akhirat kita lebih baik dari hidup kita di dunia ini!

Hijrah 1441

Setiap hari kita sebenarnya menuju hijrah yg pasti – berpindah dari dunia ini ke alam akhirat yg kekal abadi.

Demi mencapai kebahagiaan hakiki di sana nanti, pastilan bekalan mencukupi. 

Jom! Usahakan sebanyak mungkin selagi diberi peluang berada di sini – keimanan, ketaqwaan, kebaikan, laksanakan segala suruhan serta jauhi segala larangan Ilahi.

Selamat menyambut Tahun Hijrah 1441. Moga tahun ini akan jauh lebih baik daripada tahun yg baru berlalu...


Ingat lagi masa dalam flight transit dari Jeddah ke Istanbul,
Duduk sebelah seorang makcik ni, dengar dia cerita pasal anak-anak dia
Sorang anak dia lama tak dapat anak, selalu doa pada Allah minta anak kembar
Tup-tup Allah izinkan dapat anak kembar, dapat sepasang lelaki dan perempuan
Makcik tu sambung cerita lagi lepas anak dia dapat anak kembar baru tahu betapa susahnya nak besarkan anak kembar
Bab penat tak cukup rehat jgn cerita, berebut anak nak minum susu badan lagi
Belanja pun double, susu 2 kali dari biasa, pampers berganda kena beli..masuk nurseri lagi nak bayar 2 orang serentak
So masa saya dengar tu saya angguk-angguk je la..kita mana ada anak kembar kan😅
First time dengar orang share experience ni terus boleh bayang tak mudah macam disangka
Makcik tu nasihatkan saya, bila kita doa pada Allah..Mintalah yang terbaik dari sisi Allah..
Sebab kita tak tahu apa yang baik..kita tiada ilmu pasal masa depan, kadang kita sendiri tak sedar kemampuan diri
Jika minta nak zuriat, mintalah dengan humble seperti permintaan seorang hamba pada Tuhan..
Tidak salah untuk sebut hajat kita pada Allah tapi kena acknowledge juga kita tidak tahu adakah hajat kita baik atau tak ,
maka mintalah Dia beri apa yang terbaik dari sisiNya..
Teringat saya kisah Nabi Musa dari sebuah buku yang saya baca,
Bagaimana Allah memuji adab berdoa Nabi musa a.s dalam Surah Qasas ayat 24:
فَقَالَ رَبِّ إِنِّي لِمَا أَنْزَلْتَ إِلَيَّ مِنْ خَيْرٍ فَقِيرٌ
Lalu berdoa (Musa):
"Ya Tuhanku sesungguhnya aku sangat memerlukan sesuatu kebaikan yang Engkau turunkan kepadaku".
Simple je bunyi doa Nabi Musa ni,
tapi kenapa Allah rakam dalam Quran?
Rupanya ada adab-adab berdoa yang sangat penting untuk kita belajar dari doa ni antaranya:
1 ) Kekalkan sifat malu ketika meminta.
Ketika Nabi Musa menuturkan doa ini,
Baginda berada dalam keadaan paling 'desperate' sekali kerana baru tiba di Madyan setelah melarikan diri dari dikejar askar Firaun..
Perkataan فَقِيرٌ dalam doa atas menggambar keadaan Baginda yang 'sangat-sangat memerlukan' pada masa tu
Sebagai pelarian yang sehelai sepinggang, sudah banyak hari tidak makan..
tetap Baginda malu untuk 'mengarahkan' Allah memberinya sesuatu.
Maka Allah angkat cara doa Nabi Musa untuk dirakam dalam Quran untuk kita belajar sesuatu.
Peliharalah adab kita bila berdepan dengan Allah Yaang Maha Hebat.
Kerana status kita hanyalah Hamba disisi Allah.
2) Jangan berlebihan visualisasi ketika berdoa.
Nabi musa tidak minta diberi makanan walaupun hakikatnya Baginda sangat lapar ketika itu.
Tidak juga baginda minta diberi tempat berteduh walaupun pada masa tu Baginda tiada lagi tempat tinggal.
Nabi Musa hanya minta apa yang baik dari sisi Allah..
Ini disebut مِنْ خَيْرٍ iaitu apa yang terbaik dari sisimu
Kerana Baginda sedar Allah al 'Alim lebih mengetahui apa keperluan Baginda
Maka sedarlah kita bahawa bila memohon sesuatu kepada Al 'Alim,
berhentilah kita dari berlagak pandai dan tahu semuanya..😔
mustahil fikiran kita lebih bijak dari Tuhan yang menciptakan kita?
Ampuni kami Ya Allah yang selalu berlebih-lebihan dalam urusan dunia
3) Nikmat apabila Allah redha dengan HambaNya.
Kesudahan kisah doa Nabi Musa ni paling epik..
siapa sangka, Baginda Musa hanya minta Allah beri 'apa sahaja terbaik' untuk dirinya,
Lalu Allah kurniakan Baginda nikmat berganda-ganda
Ini diceritakan dalam ayat 25-28 Surah Qasas,
Allah kurniakan Nabi Musa isteri yang solehah, tempat tinggal yang baru serta pekerjaan.
Kurniaan Allah ini melengkapi segala keperluan Nabi Musa walaupun Baginda tak sebut apa-apa pun masa doa pada Allah
Kisah ini adalah pembuktian sifat Al 'Alim yang ada pada Allah, Dia tahu apa yang baik untuk hambaNya.
Bila saya membaca kisah ini , sungguh saya insaf dan revise semula cara berdoa saya..
Edit semula part yang selalu 'memandai-mandai' ..dihujung doa saya akan submit 'Engkau lebih Tahu Ya Allah..'
Moga Allah redha dengan permintaan kita,
dan sentiasa beri apa yang terbaik dari sisiNya
Allahuma Amin ♥️♥️
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