Thursday, August 28, 2008

Journey to Islam... An Inspiring Story..

salam...

here's an amazing story i want to share with you readers... i was chit chatting wif my dearest sister over lunch the other day n i don't know how we get into that topic but anyhow, here's the story of a 15 years old chinese girl living in subang... she's my sis's batch-mate... not in the same class however... so what's so amazing with her? well, i was so impressed with her interest in ISLAM...

me : a chinese girl??
sis : ya, she said to us that she wants to revert ( i prefer to use revert than convert) to Islam by the age 18..
me : oh really? y? how did she become interested in islam?
sis : we dun really know ourselves... but it's not a new thing for us... we know bout this since forever... urmm... i think it was because she is involved in debating... a lot... maybe when she did her research... i dunno...
me : oh... kay... so y didn't she revert now n wait till 18?
sis : her parents..
me : her parents doesn't allow her?
sis : nope... they r cool with it... in fact her family doesn't eat pork, or drink, or apa2 amalan jahiliyyah la... the reason they gave her was because they feel like she will be way left out in subjek agama islam... so they were afraid that she will not score in pmr n even spm... so she accept it..
me : oh okay..
sis : kakak nak tau x? during pkbm camp.. she was the only chinese girl that attended it... and what's cool is that she was the only one that wore tudung among the girls... n the other girls were all malay...
me : (terkedu)
sis : she really likes to wear tudung... jez that sometimes she would feel weird to wear tudung in moral classes
me : ....
sis : in fact she knows how to pronounce kalimah syahadah.. n she already pronounce it.. jez that maybe she doesn't make it official n with the presence of saksi n so on... heck, i don't even know the procedure...
me : wow, what a girl... it means that she really understand islam la kan... if not, what for she wants to revert, ryte? then, does she consult any ustazah or ustaz , you know, to consult her if she has any questions..
sis : i dunno.. maybe... i dun have the chance to talk much with her...
me : oh... then find a chance la.... u n your friends actually have the responsibility to help her, you know that?
sis : he...

so, u see... hidayah tu memang milik Allah kan... sape2 je boleh dpt... dgn izin Dia... let's hope Allah tetapkan hati dia dlm Islam...

Tuesday, August 26, 2008

Taaruf

Salam...

i think before i start posting, perhaps it would be better if we do a lil bit of taaruf (perkenalan).. just so you know me better than to judge me by my writing... and also because it's a must before you start any program (eg: the first day at school, remember how we use to introduce ourself, n even in usrah n so on)...

By now, you should know that my name is Nadhirah n i'm a girl for sure... Studying in moscow medical academy and insyaallah next week i'm going to be a second year medical student there... another 5 years to go... i had lived in selangor for the past 12 years of my life n loving the place i'm living right now...

my dad... i call him abah... loves to crack up stupid jokes even though we don't find it funny... haha.... sorry abah... i'm very grateful to Allah because there couldn't be anyone better than him that can replace his place as my abah... he's a very loving, family type of men... my mum... i call her mama... very caring motherly type of a person (duh??!!) hehe... doesn't like to hear us being sick... n sometimes i could be very annoying to her... given that i don't like to eat panadol when i have headache and instead ask for her to massage my head... (hehe... kadang2 x sakit pun, saje nak mintak urut)...then there is my brother, i call him, urm well, farris... i don't call him abang coz our age gap is very near n we r so used to call each other's name since small... he's tall.. full stop... that will be the first impression anyone gets when they sees him... studying acca(accountancy)... n pandai buat air(haha... naik saham ko yek??) then there is my little sister... n i call her zurah shortened from her name nazurah... but she ask ppl 2 call her naz at school (bajet cool la 2)... she will be sitting for her pmr exam somewhere in october n i don't know if she is ready for it coz all she ever do is watch tv n play games... i used to describe her as annoying.. but that wuz when she was small... but now she's okay n she's the best sister anyone can have... (am i actually saying this?? heh..) n finally the rabbit, hamsters, n late rabbitss( buried beside our hse)... and urm... the 3 of us are living wif our abah... he is what we call single father... i know it's rare to hear custody given to a father but that's the truth... i know it's weird but this life i had lived in had shaped me to become what i am 2day, n i wouldn't ask for any life better than this... it's perfect the way it is.. smile... hee~

shining brightly? y? it's from my name... in my family, they address me as kakak(except for my bro)... relatives n friends in primary school n also kindergarten calls me dhirah... n everyone else calls me nad... ppl start calling me nad since secondary school... when i introduce myself, i give them my full name which is only nadhirah... nickname? jz call me nadhirah.... but l8r ppl start calling me nad... n so it goes... they would say that they have friends also named nadhirah n her nickname is nad... so then i should be called nad also... urmm.. but i want ppl to call me nadhirah la.. coz nama itu kan satu doa... nad has no meaning... n nadhirah would mean shine n radiance or in malay, yg berseri-seri... from the Quran, we know that on the day of judgement, when the sun is just above our head, when we are all gathered together, there will be people whose face is dark n some faces that day will be shining... so when you call me nadhirah, it's like a prayer so that i will be among them whose faces shine... n not with those whose face is darken by their bad deeds, nauzubillah.... oh ya, so jez you know there is a difference between nadhirah n nadirah (the letter h), in arabic the letter which differs in both these words would be dha n dal... nadirah has a whole different meaning than nadhirah... it means rare (jarang) as in precious... so, that's it i think....hee~

Monday, August 25, 2008

First Little Baby Step..

Salam..
I wonder if people will ever read this.. never mind... let's start..
well, to be honest, i've made some attempts to start blogging b4 this... but it all ended jez like that... thanks to my laziness.. n my habit to procrastinate...heh... but, now, i'm going to start all over again... let's hope it won't die like the rest of them.. haha..

to start with, i'm not actually much of a writer... so maybe u will find my writings oh-so-boring.. well, i'm truly sorry for that.. there's always room for improvement,ryte?

i always get complaints from friends, pet sisters, teachers and relatives saying that i do not keep in touch with them very much.. well, it's kind of true... given that pushkin doesn't provide internet connection in the room... n plus, i don't really like messaging.. huhu... believe me, many people were frustrated when i give them short reply for their long messages... i mean, sms stands for short message system, so messages should be short, ryte? heh.. that wuz jez an excuse dear.. i guess by having a blog, those people can always get to know of my latest stories, experiences n whatever people can find from a blog ryte?

well, do visit me here often and happy reading!!

salam ukhuwwah...