Saturday, May 2, 2009

Why do we read Al-Quran even if we can't understand a single Arabic.

I would like to share a beautiful story that was sent by a friend. An old American Muslim lived on a farm in the mountains of eastern Kentucky with his young grandson.
Each morning Grandpa was up early sitting at the kitchen table reading his Qur'an. His grandson wanted to be just like him and tried to imitate him in every way he could. One day the grandson asked, "Grandpa! I try to read the Qur'an just like you but I don't understand it, and what I do understand I forget as soon as I close the book. What good does reading the Qur'an do?" The Grandfather quietly turned from putting coal in the stove and replied, "Ta ke this coal basket down to the river and bring me back a basket of water." The boy did as he was told, but all the water leaked out before he got back to the house. The grandfather laughed and said, "You'll have to move a little faster next time," and sent him back to the river with the basket to try again. This time the boy ran faster, but again the basket was empty before he returned home. Out of breath, he told his grandfather that it was impossible to carry water in a basket, and he went to get a bucket instead. The old man said, "I don't want a bucket of water; I want a basket of water. You're just not trying hard enough," and he went out the door to watch the boy try again. At this point, the boy knew it was impossible, but he wanted to show his grandfather that even if he ran as fast as he could, the water would Leak out before he got back to the house. The boy again dipped the basket into river and ran hard, but when he reached his grandfather the basket was again empty. Out of breath, he said, "See Grandpa, it's useless!" "So you think it is useless?" The old man said, "Look at the basket." The boy looked at the basket and for the first time realized that the basket was different. It had been transformed from a dirty old coal basket and was now clean, inside and out. "Son, that's what happens when you read the Qur'an. You might not understand or remember everything, but when you read it, you will be Changed, inside and out. That is the work of Allah in our lives."
Prophet Muhammad (pbuh) says: "The one who guides to good will be rewarded equally"

Tuesday, January 27, 2009

Solar Eclipse

On 26th January 2009, at 5 pm to 7 pm, solar eclipse was occurs here. NASA predicts that annular solar eclipse will occurs on 26 January 2009. Its true, this is the first time I can see the annular solar eclipse. I've took a photo. Solar eclipse occur when the moon shadow the sun's light from the viewed of earth. Its happens when the moon is between the sun and the earth. Each year at least two and up to five times solar eclipses will occur on the earth. There are four classes of solar eclipse :
a. a total eclipse
b. an annular eclipse
c. a hybrid eclipse
d. a partial eclipse

Did you know that looking directly at the photospere of the sun although just a few second will cause permanently damage to our eyes? How far its true I didn't know. But they said its also can cause blindness. May be its true because at that time the light was very shining.
See the photo, its was very amazing. This photo was took at 5.50pm.

Friday, November 7, 2008

my kids3

my 2 princes and a princess

Little boy

Here is my
younger son. His name is Rauf.

Monday, October 13, 2008

after a long time

For so long I was not writing. Very busy. I feel that this year time is very quickly. We had spent almost 80% of the year.

Sunday, May 18, 2008

What is the aim of your study?

After get a good result in SPM, some students in dillema to choose a course to further their study. They always relate the course and the job. In their minds they always ask " what course will give them a job?" They are afraid if they don't get any job or get a lower salary. After apply to further the study, the results comes out, but they didn't get the course that they want, they're in dillema again. Whether to further their study or not. If they don't continue, what will happen?

"No choice... I have to further my study..." Thats the answer always I heard, Is it true my students? Some of them said, my parents want me to further in this course. I don't even like the course. With that they study with no mood, humble and frustration.

Actually, its lucky to have parents who give support and help us make decision, they try to help their children with best choices. Some parents know nothing and you have to depend to yourself to make the best decision.
As me, after my SPM, I don't even know what course and where to further my study. Just follow some friends fill a form and apply the unversities based on result. When I was at the university, I don't even think what jobs will I get when I graduate. My first aim was I don't want to fail. So I must make sure that I won't fail. How to do this? I will write in next time.
Think of this:

Try not to become a man of success but rather to become a man of value.
Albert Einstein (1879 - 1955)

Saturday, May 17, 2008

Take a break

This video was sent by my friend.