Tikus Membaiki Labu

Kenapa ada perumpamaan bagai Tikus Membaiki Labu? Bila masa dan bagaimana terjadinya tikus membaiki labu?  Maksud tikus membaiki labu ialah apabila seseorang ingin membaiki sesuatu yang dia tiada ilmu pengetahuan mengenainya dan akhirnya menyebabkan benda yang dibaiki itu semakin rosak dan mendatangkan kemudaratan. Apa yang boleh kita pelajari ialah kita kaji dan selidik dulu sebelum cuba membaiki sesuatu benda atau keadaan.  Jangan sampai kita mengambil keputusan yang akan merumitkan lagi keadaan.  Kita kena mengakui yang ada perkara yang kita tidak tahu atau tidak berilmu dan dalam dunia ini ada orang yang lebih pandai dari kita.  Janganlah kita menjadi seperti tikus yang hanya mendatangkan kerosakan.

Competition

Competition is good especially the healthy ones. However, never get carried away with competitions. Compete and acknowledge the strength of others at the same time, insya Allah you will not be astray. This is what I kearn from the Qin Empire: Alliance drama.

One thing that I learn from being a leader is that, leaders always take the blame but not the praise.  Nice!

https://people.utm.my/hanita/2020/06/17/4296/

Mata Lebah atau Mata Lalat!

Sangat menarik perbandingan di antara mata lebah dan mata lalat oleh Ustaz Syed Norhisyam Tuan Padang  dalam Forum Perdana Ehwal Islam, 11 Jun 2020.

Mata lebah selalu mencari bunga-bunga yang cantik dan menghasilkan madu yang manis lagi berkhasiat, manakala mata lalat selalu mencari tahi dan bau busuk.  Biarlah kita menjadi seperti mata lebah yang selalu melihat kepada kebaikan dan membuahkan hasil yang baik.  Dan janganlah kita menjadi seperti mata lalat yang sentiasa melihat pada keburukan dan kesilapan orang lain sebab ianya tidak mendatangkan faedah.

Pilihan di tangan anda, nak jadi mata lebah atau mata lalat.

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Sabar dan Jangan Berdendam

Dalam siri Tanyalah Ustaz  pada 4 Jun 2020, tetamu jemputan iaitu Ustaz Ahmad Shadan Al-Hadrami telah membicarakan tentang Dakwah Rasulullah kepada Pemimpin dan beliau menyatakan 2 tunjang utama untuk pemimpin adalah sabar dan jangan berdendam.  Sebab dendam itu adalah ciri utama syaitan laknatullah.  Semoga Allah membimbing kita ke jalan yang lurus.

Philosophy of Kaizen

Setting long-term, medium-term and short-term goals, then thinking of small, incremental adjustments you can make to work towards these goals.

Sarah Harvey. (2019). Kaizen: The Japanese Method for Transforming Habits, One Small Step at a Time. London: Bluebird. Page 20.

As a muslim, we believe that yes we can plan but we have to bear in mind, the ultimate plan belongs to Allah Almighty.  So how can we adopt the Kaizen philosophy in our life?  Kaizen suggests us to strive and work towards achieving our goals bit by bit, and Islam does not stop us from working and having goals in our life.  However, as a muslim we have to integrate our effort and prayer or Doa. Muslims believe Doa is the best weapon.

Kaizen and Peribahasa Melayu (Malay Proverb)

I mentioned about Kaizen in my previous post, of which Kaizen is the Japanese method for transforming habits one small step at a time.  Through the Kaizen concept, Japanese are encouraged to formulate their own goals and work towards achieving the goals at their own pace.  Mr Masaaki Imai states that

‘The Kaizen philosophy assumes that our way of life – be it our working life, our social life, or our home life – deserves to be constantly improved’.

Imai, Misaaki. (1986).  KAIZEN: The Key to Japan’s Competitive Success.  New York:  McGraw Hill: 3.

I would like to relate this concept of Kaizen to a Malay proverb, which is belakang parang kalau diasah pasti akan tajam, which means  even the back of a machete can be sharp if we keep on sharpen it.  Like Kaizen, the  message of the proverb is we can achieve our goal, no matter how impossible we think it is,  if we work on it bit by bit.

“you are nothing, nothing, without a good team”

“we are leading not following”

Anna Wintour

Vogue

Creativity and Leadership

https://people.utm.my/hanita/2020/04/08/4229/

As much as possible I try to make things easy for others. Why? Because I believe when we make things easy for others, in return, Allah will make things easy for us.  Allah’s reward is the great reward. The followings are the hadith and verse taken from the Quran about  making things easy for others.

The Prophet (pbuh) would order his Companions to be easy upon the people. He told Muadh ibn Jabal and Abu Musa al-Ashari when sending them to Yemen;

“Make things easy for the people, and do not make it difficult for them, and make them calm (with glad tidings) and do not repulse them (making them flee).” (hadith recorded by al-Bukhari)

Allah SWT is the all seer of his servants (QS 40:44) and Allah SWT will not burden a soul except within its own capacity (QS 2:286). Righteousness is refraining from inflicting harm and aggression towards others and ourselves. The Quran says: “Cooperate in righteousness and piety, but do not cooperate in sin and aggression.” (QS 5:2)

http://ilmuislamuallaf.blogspot.com/2015/07/make-things-easy-for-others.html?m=1

https://people.utm.my/hanita/2020/02/22/4215/

Kaizen

Just bought a new book entitled Kaizen.  Kaizen is the Japanese method for transforming habits one small step at a time.  I have not read the book and it is still nicely wrapped.  But what intrigues me is that a colleague from Academy of Islamic Civilisation, UTM wrote a beautiful quote on his FB wall which has a similar meaning .  The quote is

Hidup jangan berlari

Cukuplan kita berjalan

kerana hidup ini bukan perlarian

tapi hidup ini adalah perjalanan

(Credit to PM Dr Ajmain Safar)