Be Grateful

When you get something good, enjoy it.

And never forget to be thankful to Allah the Almighty

Indeed, We blessed Luqmân with wisdom, ˹saying˺, “Be grateful to Allah, for whoever is grateful, it is only for their own good. And whoever is ungrateful, then surely Allah is Self-Sufficient, Praiseworthy.”

Surah Luqman – 31:12

Happiness is enjoying little things in life

Snowdonia, Wales
Cardiff, 2005

Difficult roads often lead to beautiful destinations.

The Nile River – 2016

Patience as mentioned in the Quran

و اصبروا إن الله مع الصابرين

“…and be patient. Indeed, Allah is with the patient.” [al-Anfal 8:46].

واستعينوا بالصبر والصلاة

“And seek assistance through patience and prayer…” [al-Baqarah 2:45].

وإن تصبروا وتتقوا لا يضركم كيدهم شيئا إن الله بما يعملون محيط

“…And if you are patient and fear Allah , their plot will not harm you at all. Indeed, Allah is encompassing of what they do.…” [Al ‘Imran 3:120].

وإن عاقبتم فعاقبوا بمثل ما عوقبتم به ولئن صبرتم لهو خير للصابرين

“And if you punish [an enemy, O believers], punish with an equivalent of that with which you were harmed. But if you are patient – it is better for those who are patient.” [an-Nahl 16:126].

واستعينوا بالصبر والصلاة وإنها لكبيرة إلا على الخاشعين

And seek help through patience and prayer, and indeed, it is difficult except for the humbly submissive [to Allah ]…” [al-Baqarah 2:45];

وجعلنا منهم أئمة يهدون بأمرنا لما صبروا وكانوا بآياتنا يوقنون

“…And We made from among them leaders guiding by Our command when they were patient and [when] they were certain of Our signs” [as-Sajdah 32:24];

إن في ذلك لآيات لكل صبار شكور

“…Verily in this are Signs for everyone who patiently perseveres and is grateful” [ash-Shura 42:33];

What to do when you disagree

An-Nisa’ 4:59
يَٰٓأَيُّهَا ٱلَّذِينَ ءَامَنُوٓا۟ أَطِيعُوا۟ ٱللَّهَ وَأَطِيعُوا۟ ٱلرَّسُولَ وَأُو۟لِى ٱلْأَمْرِ مِنكُمْۖ فَإِن تَنَٰزَعْتُمْ فِى شَىْءٍ فَرُدُّوهُ إِلَى ٱللَّهِ وَٱلرَّسُولِ إِن كُنتُمْ تُؤْمِنُونَ بِٱللَّهِ وَٱلْيَوْمِ ٱلْءَاخِرِۚ ذَٰلِكَ خَيْرٌ وَأَحْسَنُ تَأْوِيلًا

O you who have believed, obey Allah and obey the Messenger and those in authority among you. And if you disagree over anything, refer it to Allah and the Messenger, if you should believe in Allah and the Last Day. That is the best [way] and best in result.

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I dreamt big white dogs last night and there was a guy, I didn’t know who, kept on telling me that the dogs were harmless. He told me not to worry and asked me to walk pass through the dogs. I was wondering what is the meaning of the dream.

This morning, as usual, I flipped Al- Quran at random but not to find the meaning of my dream. It has become my habit to flipp the quran randomly every morning, to see what I can learn from it.

Quite shocking, when I flipped the Quran this morning, this is what I got.

Yusuf 12:101
رَبِّ قَدْ ءَاتَيْتَنِى مِنَ ٱلْمُلْكِ وَعَلَّمْتَنِى مِن تَأْوِيلِ ٱلْأَحَادِيثِۚ فَاطِرَ ٱلسَّمَٰوَٰتِ وَٱلْأَرْضِ أَنتَ وَلِىِّۦ فِى ٱلدُّنْيَا وَٱلْءَاخِرَةِۖ تَوَفَّنِى مُسْلِمًا وَأَلْحِقْنِى بِٱلصَّٰلِحِينَ

My Lord, You have given me [something] of sovereignty and taught me of the interpretation of dreams. Creator of the heavens and earth, You are my protector in this world and in the Hereafter. Cause me to die a Muslim and join me with the righteous.”

Yusuf 12:102
ذَٰلِكَ مِنْ أَنۢبَآءِ ٱلْغَيْبِ نُوحِيهِ إِلَيْكَۖ وَمَا كُنتَ لَدَيْهِمْ إِذْ أَجْمَعُوٓا۟ أَمْرَهُمْ وَهُمْ يَمْكُرُونَ

That is from the news of the unseen which We reveal, [O Muhammad], to you. And you were not with them when they put together their plan while they conspired.

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Funny inspirational quotes about the elevator to success

Syukur Saya Anak Malaysia ❤️🇲🇾

Pada 30 Ogos saya ambil cuti, pergi settle semua hutang2 dgn kerajaan. Minta hubby drive me around, dah lama x jadi mem besar 💁🏻‍♀️. Destinasi 1: JPJ. Hmmm ada saman lama belum bayar 🤭. Chuak juga, brp lah nak kena. Pegawai JPJ tanya ‘dekat TBS pun boleh kena saman ka Puan’, sambil tersenyum sipu (pegawai tu x nampak la sebab pakai 😷 kan) terus jawab ‘cari jalan keluar x jumpa terus masuk tempat bas, apalagi kenalah saman’. Sampai kat kaunter nak bayar saman ‘RM90 Puan’. Alhamdullilah ada diskaun Hari Kebangsaan 🇲🇾. Terima kasih JPJ 😍.
Destinasi 2: Pejabat Tanah Johor Bahru. Aduuuh brp la nak kena bayar, rasa2 sejak 1998 x pernah bayar. Nasib baik Dr Mahani Stapa ingatkan, ‘kena bayarlah nita, rumah u bukannya buat atas angin’, hmmm kawan yg prihatin 🤨. Masa staf PTJ nak bg bil ‘RM227 Puan’. Aik murahnya. Bila tengok bil rupanya cukai tertunggak dr 2016, denda lewat x cecah pun RM40. Mmg mampu sgt insya Allah. Terima kasih PTJ, kos yg amat berpatutan 😍.
Rasa sgt2 bersyukur hari ni tinggal di bumi Malaysia. ‘Maka nikmat Tuhanmu yang manakah yang kamu dustakan’ (Surah Ar-Rahman).


Happy Independence Day 2020 everyone. Merdeka, Merdeka tetaplah Merdeka. Ia pasti menjadi sejarah. 🇲🇾

Being a mother and supervisor.

Apparently, a mother and supervisor share one most crucial role that is being a sorter. As a mother, we have to sort dirty clothes which our kids dump in a big laundry basket. Upon washing, the mother has so sort school uniforms, office shirts, towels, bedsheet, pillow cases, outdoor attires, coloured, whites and the list goes on and on. Mothers wash item by item accordingly.

Similarly, as a supervisor, we have to do the same. Not to sort dirty clothes BUT information. PhD candidates tend to add all kinds of information in their writing, even though the information is not necessary. There is a big tendency for them to repeat the same information again and again. While reading my PhD student’s drafts (the fourth draft) I got annoyed with the info recurrence and I ended up become a sorter with the aim that the final thesis is readable. Therefore, dear PhD candidates, please help your supervisor by being organised. Organise your study, data, findings and most importantly your thought. Thank you for reading 😊


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Kaca Versus Permata

There are 2 great Malay leaders: one is kaca and the other one is permata. Anuar is the great orator whilst Dr. Mahathir  is the great author, you have to listen to what Anuar said, and read what Che Det wrote. Then only you decide who is kaca and who is permata.

I wrote this on my Facebook in 2011. We are now in 2020. Is it still relevant?