Friday, May 17, 2019

ended // finished.

“try to imagine a life without timekeeping. you probably can’t. you know the month, the year, the day of the week. there is a clock on your wall or the dashboard of your car. you have a schedule, a calendar, a time for dinner or a movie. yet all around you, timekeeping is ignored. birds are not late. a cat does not check its watch. deer do not fret over passing birthdays. man alone measures time. man alone chimes the hour. and, because of this, man alone suffers a paralyzing fear that no other creature endures. a fear of time running out.”
    --mitch albom; the time keeper.

laytaka dauman qareeb, ramadhan. 

Tuesday, May 14, 2019

washed away.

اللَّهُمَّ اجْعَلْنِي مِنَ التَّوَّابِينَ وَاجْعَلْنِي مِنَ الْمُتَطَهِّرِينَ

o Allah,
make me among those who turn to You in repentance,
and make me among those who are purified.

Friday, May 10, 2019

live qualitatively.

if anyone ask you about the weather forecast today, will you objectively tell them the expected degree celcius or will you tell them what best to enjoy today- whether to go for a walk at the park under the sun or to enjoy subtle moments in a chilly public library as rain falls hard outside? you've done this a hundred times- looking back- but your past still hasn't changed, isn't it? don't you want to try looking forward for once? the scenery ahead looks brighter and refreshing. it is not the length of your words that matter, but the depth. say what you mean and mean what you say. you've traveled a long path and reached a far destination, but what did you records along your journey; your footsteps count, together with all the stumbles and the falls? so, all you have is a numerical data? or did you go beyond numbers and jot down how He is giving you strength in those difficult moments, because you know you're afraid and you don't feel that tough but somehow you still have the courage to stand back up, to keep on fighting? these are the important pages you will flip and read again for your case citation in the future as you progress further in life. yes, of course you know the importance of correctly numbering things in life. but what is more important is how you define the value of everything, where it is not always decided by the numbered bar code tagged on them. remember this, not everything that counts can be counted. the point of du'a is the conversation- between you and Allah. yes, you've made countless du'a up until now. some of them had already became a script or rather a lyric that you keep on repeating after finishing your daily salah, five times a day. your lips automatically pronounce each and every words in the script, mindlessly. heartlessly. hey, do you even want to conversate with Him? if you really want to get into conversation with Allah, you should focus your mind and put a sincere heart into whatever you want to tell or ask Him, and put ultimate trust that He got your words(even in your silence) and He eventually will reply and guide you.

"and when My servants ask you, [o muhammad], concerning Me - indeed I am near. I respond to the invocation of the supplicant when he calls upon Me. so let them respond to Me [by obedience] and believe in Me that they may be [rightly] guided."  (2:186)

*'you'/'your' in the paragraph was written(and read) as i/me/my.

Tuesday, May 07, 2019

quantitative maps.

the date is zero seven zero five one nine. workshop day two. the chevrons, forty eight boon lay way, singapore six zero nine nine six one- level three, hall number four. eight thirty am till five pm. done. route option number one, the fastest, one hour and seventeen minutes. head out, walk for twelve minutes, eight hundred and fifty metres to jurong east mrt station. station id: ew-two-four/ns-one. east west line pasir ris. sixteen minutes and eight stops. outram park stop. walk for one minute to outram park mrt station. station id: ne-three. north east line punggol. thirty minutes and fourteen stops. punggol stop. walk for eight minutes, six hundred metres. six forty seven pm expected to reach masjid al-islah, thirty punggol field, singapore eight two two eight one two. maghrib- seven eight pm and isya'- eight nineteen pm. ramadhan day two, third night of taraweeh. quran, rasm uthmani, page number forty eight, juz number three. leave at ten pm. route going back option number one, the fastest, one hour and seventeen minutes. start with walking six hundred metres for eight minutes to punggol mrt station. station id: ne-one-seven. take north east line harbour front. thirty three minutes fifteen stops. harbourfront stop. walk for three minutes to harbourfront station exit b. bus stop id one four one two one. take bus number thirty- boon lay. fourteen minutes eighteen minutes. get down at bus stop opp pasir panjar po, id one six zero seven one. walk for one hundred thirty metres for one minutes to pasir panjang inn, four zero four pasir panjang road, singapore one one eight seven four one. estimated time of arrival is eleven seventeen pm.

so, how to get there?
be here.

Wednesday, May 01, 2019

late notification.


remember that time you thought you could never survive?
you actually did. 
and you can do it again.

be brave.
be patient.
be kind.
be you.