101 ways to increase . . . . . .

Dear friends,

Surely when you google this line “101 ways to increase . . .  example business, sales, friendship..etc” you will get hundreds of blog or website discussing about those topics. The search engine will advise more than 7 millions topic to go with this but when we change the topic to the deen of Islam suddenly the figure drop tremendously to merely few thousands only.  DO an experiment yourselves with this two sentences.

1. 101 ways to increase our business, and then

2. 101 ways to increase our Iman

You will see the result very obvious. Why? Because not many people are talking or discussing about the deen or to be specific about the topic Iman (Faith). This is the true picture about living in this world. Not pointing to any races or religions people are more incline to talk about worldly things rather than the hereafter topic. All people knew that living in this world is very short when compared to living in the hereafter but we all seems to think that we going to live here in this ageing world forever!

So why not today, we share a topic on this Iman. Shall we? If you say no, I am going to tell it all here anyway!

Before we could discuss how to increase our Iman, we should see our Iman weaknesses.

Signs of weak Iman or Faith:

  • Committing sins and not feeling any guilt.
  • Having a hard heart and no desire to read the Quran.
  • Feeling too lazy to do good deeds, e.g. being late for salat
  • Neglecting the Sunnah.
  • Having mood swings, for instance being upset about petty things and bothered and irritated most of the time.
  • Not feeling anything when hearing verses from the Quran, for example when Allah warns us of punishments and His promise of glad tidings.
  • Finding difficulty in remembering Allah and making zikir.
  • Not feeling bad when things are done against the Syariah.
  • Desiring status and wealth.
  • Being mean and miserly, i.e. not wanting to part with wealth.
  • Ordering others to do good deeds when not practising them ourselves.
  • Feeling pleased when things are not progressing for others.
  • Being concerned with whether something is haram or halal only; and not avoiding makruh (not recommended) things.
  • Making fun of people who do simple good deeds, like cleaning the mosque.
  • Not feeling concerned about the situation of Muslims.
  • Not feeling the responsibility to do something to promote Islam.
  • Liking to argue just for the sake of arguing without any proof.
  • Becoming engrossed and very involved with dunia, worldly things, i.e. feeling bad only when losing something in terms of material wealth.
  • Becoming engrossed and obsessive about ourselves.

So now how to increase our Iman?

  • 1. Pray in the last third of the night.
  • 2. Go to Fajar and Iysa’ in congregation the least but most preferred all five time salah.
  • 3. Say Azkar in the morning and evening.
  • 4. Remember Death often.
  • 5. Contemplate over the creation of Allah and how vast and beautiful his creation is.
  • 7. Remember the purpose of life
  • 8. Fast Voluntarily
  • 9. Pray as if it is your last prayer
  • 10. Read Quran
  • 11. Gladden the heart of sad ones.
  • 12. Visit the ill ones.
  • 13. Pray to Allah with full faith
  • 14 : Realize the effects of sins and disobedience
  • 15: Make dua, realize that we need Allah.
  • 16: Be humble
  • 17: Remember the different levels of akhirah, for instance when we are put in our graves, when we are judged, whether we will be in paradise or hell
  • 18: We must fear the miserable end to our lives; the remembrance of death is the destroyer of pleasures
  • 19: Make wudu’ properly according to sunnah.
  • 20: Know the meanings behind Allah’s names and attributes
  • 21: Realize the greatness of Allah
  • 22: To get optimum benefit, remind yourself that Allah is speaking to you through the Holy Qur’an
  • 23: There shall be no sin unto those who believe and do good deeds for what they may have eaten (in the past); so be mindful of your duty (to Allah) and do good deeds and again be mindful of your duty and believe and once again, be mindful of your duty and do good deeds. Allah loves the good! (Surat al-Maidah 5:93)
  • 24: Remember the vastness of Allahs mercy, compassion, and love

If you more kindly share with me here so that we could reach the target of the topic 101 ways to increase our Iman.

Keep sharing.

SPM 2010 Result was out

Why I want to write about this now and not last week on March 23 to be exact, because I was simply busy last week.

This year result was quite late compared to the previous years so there were many speculations of the date when the result would be released. Even during school holiday we were at Kuala Terengganu attended my niece wedding at Batu Rakit, people are asking about when the result shall be announced.

Generally in the newspapers they said that all schools’ performance were good. More students managed to get straight A’s from previous years and 2010 result is the best after 4 years down the road. Nevertheless, I still believe that whatever results that they received, that would be what they deserved to get ~ reap what you sow 🙂

As for my daughter I am proud of her. Why? Despite her good result, she has made up her mind to study Alimah at Madrasah Al-Hikmah this is all because of the Qudrat of Allah SWT. My entire sister in-laws are asking me why my daughter do not want to further her study at University? I said many students have enroll to universities studying Engineering, medicine, business, etc but why not let my daughter study the Deen of Allah so that in this world we will have enough people to know about the religion which is also important for a check and balance to human race life in this world.

So to those who have achieve good result all the best in your next course of life and pray to Allah that He will guide us to stay on the right path until we end our life here and enter the next life which is longer and forever.

Whosoever desires (by his deeds) the reward of the Hereafter, We give him increase in his reward, and whosoever desires the reward of this world (by his deeds), We give him thereof (what is decreed for him), and he has no portion in the Hereafter. Quran Explorer – [Sura : 42, Verse : 20 – 20]

A Doctor in the House: The Memoirs of Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad

This is the new book launched yesterday at MPH MidValley with the title “A Doctor in the House: The Memoirs of Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad”. I think it is interesting and am getting one myself today at MPH Subang Parade. I think it is worth to spend RM100 for this book since in the STAR today it is reported by MPH general manager Tai Kwai Meng, that more than 5,000 copies were sold yesterday. Wow! Simply awesome.

As we all know that in his twenty-two years as Prime Minister of Malaysia Dr Mahathir Mohamad transformed his country from an agricultural backwater into an industrial powerhouse that would become the seventeenth-largest trading nation in the world. Am I sound like a reporter or a politician. Ha aha!

For your information in case that you have forgotten here are some details about Tun.

Tun Dr. Mahathir bin Mohamad ( born 10 July 1925) was the fourth Prime Minister of Malaysia. He held the post for 22 years from 1981 to 2003, making him Malaysia’s longest-serving Prime Minister, and one of the longest-serving leaders in Asia. Mahathir’s political career spanned almost 40 years, from his election as a Malaysian federal Member of Parliament in 1964, until his resignation as Prime Minister in 2003.

So what are you waiting for, go, go and get the book now!

Leaders of the world today

For the past one month, we have seen how general people in few muslim countries have become fed up with or disgusted with their current leaders and finally ousted them from their offices. This what we have seen in Tunisia, Egypt, Yemen, Bahrain and now Libya. Why? All these happenings because those leaders does not follow the Quran and Sunnah. It is not easy to become a good leader.

It is a well-known fact that the Prophet of Islam SAW was the supremely successful man in the entire human history. According to the Qur’an, he was the best example for all mankind. He has shown us the way of achieving supreme success in this world. By studying the life of the Prophet SAW, we can derive those important principles which were followed by the Prophet SAW. Indeed, the Prophet SAW was a positive thinker in the full sense of the word. All his activities were result-oriented. He completely refrained from all such steps as may prove counter-productive.

This vision of the Prophet SAW has motivated Muslims for more than a millenium. At one point, the Muslim Ummah had to wait 700 years for Constantinople to be liberated. The vision still energizes Muslims. But when one leader does not follow the Quran and Sunnah, then all problems shall occurs and this bring the wrath of Allah and finally the general people will also rise for a change.

The Prophet SAW said:

“Allah does not punish the individuals for the sins of the community until they see the evil spreading among themselves, and while they have the power to stop it, do not do so.” (Ahmad)

Hadith – Sahih Muslim 4569, Narrated Umm Salamah, r.a.

The Messenger of Allah SAW said: In the near future there will be Amirs (rulers) and you will like their good deeds and dislike their bad deeds. One who sees through their bad deeds (and tries to prevent their repetition by his hand or through his speech), is absolved from blame, but one who hates their bad deeds (in the heart of his heart, being unable to prevent their recurrence by his hand or his tongue), is (also) safe (so far as God”s wrath is concerned). But one who approves of their bad deeds and imitates them is spiritually ruined. People asked (the Prophet): Shouldn’t we fight against them? He replied: No, as long as they say their prayers.

The Duty of the Muslim to Give Sincere Advice to the Corrupt Ruler.

“The master of martyrs (sayyid al-shuhada) is Hamzah r.a., and a man who stands up to a tyrant ruler and gives him nasihat (advice). And so the ruler kills him”

The Prophet (SAW) continued to say : ‘By Allah you have to enjoin good (Ma’ruf) and forbid evil (Munkar), and hold against the hand of the unjust ruler (Zalim), and force him on the truth strongly, or you have to limit him to the truth’. By this evidence, which is the hadith commenting on the verse, Allah (SWT) has prohibited us from remaining silent against the evil (Munkar), and He commanded us to remove it. Allah (SWT) commanded the Muslims to enjoin Ma’ruf and deny Munkar, and made it a duty upon them to do so. Allah (SWT) said; ‘Let it be from among you a group who call to the good, enjoin Maroof and deny Munkar’. Allah (SWT) also said: ‘You have been the best nation (Ummah) brought to the people, because you enjoin Ma’ruf and deny Munkar’. [Musnad of Ahmad]

So in this uprising, we need to do it with hikmah and not with solely anger. The best is we follow certain etiquette:

  1. Stand up to a corrupt leader by first calling him to Islam in hopes that he will repent and correct any haram (Islamically forbidden) behavior or teaching. If this does not work, consider it the collective jihad of the community to address the problem.
  2. An Imam of a Masjid can be replaced, but a governmental leader cannot be overthrown as long as he is Muslim. In both cases, sincere advice based on Quran and Sunnah (not feelings) should be given to the Imam or Sultan.
  3. Facts are not established against a person until that person is allowed to defend themselves against all accusations. A person is truly considered innocent until proven guilty in Islam.
  4. Enjoin the good and forbid the evil.

Proton into Electric Car

Dear readers,

New Year has come and how is your new resolution? As for me, as usual, will do the best to please the Creator and also plan the best for my family. Few years back in 2009 we have heard that Proton is talking or even dealing with Detroit Electric for EV car. Now in 2011, we only heard about hybrid car. So my question is is really Proton developing the full-pledged EV car. In the report by AFP, is said that Proton has said it will manufacture electric cars for eco-conscious markets in Europe and the United States, in a deal with Netherlands-based Detroit Electric. Also it said that Detroit Electric said that by 2012 it plans to sell more than 270,000 of the zero-emission electric vehicles in the US and Europe as well as China, priced from 23,000 to 33,000 dollars. Proton also said it was considering sell the vehicles based on its Persona and Gen.2 models in Malaysia and elsewhere in Southeast Asia.

Proton was formed 25 years ago as part of an ambitious national industrialization plan, but its market share has slumped in recent years as it floundered in a newly deregulated market.

Apart from Proton and Detroit Electric we also heard about Tan Chong Motor Holdings Bhd. It says that they will accelerate plans to introduce its version of electric cars to the local market, riding the technological advancement of its Japanese principal Nissan Motor Co Ltd as the race to bring fuel-efficient cars here hots up.

Guys, but the so-called-experts says that most industry observers agree that an electric car catering for the mass-market will not be viable in the near term, given the inadequate local infrastructure and after-sales service to support electric cars in Malaysia now.

So are we going to wait and wait for 2012 as they plan or we do it ourselves! Hahaha! It is no harm in trying and I would recommend you read this article here about how we could convert our own car to an electric car at our own backyard!

Hello Proton, hello Nissan and hello Detroit Electic….read it here now, http://roslihanip.linktrackr.com/electriccar

« Previous PageNext Page »