The Eid Chronicle

The six-hour sleep had resulted in myself feeling blissfully refreshed once my eyes began to observe the light that was coming in through the window and filtered by the black-and-white checked curtains. It was Eid al-Fitr and I gratefully greeted myself with the mandatory Syawal greeting – Happy Eid Mubarak – while my face was still in the just-wake-up mode. Continue reading

Ramadhan Boosters

In the Name of Allah, the Most Gracious, the Most Merciful.

Peace be upon you, my beloved brothers and sisters.

First things first, praises be to Allah for the chance to be the guests of Ramadhan this year. It is indeed the holy month of taqweem Hijrah, which in this month we refrain ourselves from consuming food and drinks and as well as sexual desires from dawn until sunset. During this month, we also strive to practice as much as good deeds that will increase our imaan, taqwa and thawab, and will make us closer to the Almighty, while attempting to battle our nafs and avoid all the sinful behaviours – from the major matters to the minor ones. Continue reading

Dare To Be Different Camp

Happiness and excitement flowed into my blood when I received a WhatsApp notification informing me that I was accepted to be one of the Dare To Be Different Camp’s participants. Joining a camp was one of my major plans for the first term’s holiday. It was a 3-days-and-2-nights-camp, conducted by the youth team of Hassanal Bolkiah Mosque, who calls themselves ‘Ibadurrahman, which started on the 19th March 2016 and ended on the 21st. It took place at a very mesmerizing and calming place, where nature covered most of it and peace was the exact word to describe it – Tasek Merimbun. Continue reading

Time Killers

“I’m feeling so bored! I don’t know what I should do right now.” Confessed a student who’s currently having a two-weeks-holiday.

Without a doubt, boredom does sometime strike us during our free time – when we have nothing to do. Well, that’s normal. Humans tend to get bored. Unless you’re an alien. So how do we overcome this phenomenon? Just chill and wait for tantalising things to come? That’s not going to happen. We ultimately require an effort to achieve the things we really aim for. In this case, we’re attempting to ditch our so-called-enemy, named boredom. Continue reading

The Gap Between Youth And Young

Here is a plain question, “Who are considered as youth?

Theory says that youth is a group of people ranging from age 17 to 40. Do you agree? I basically don’t. It is due to the fact that the word youth isn’t based on the matter of age, but rather on the matter of soul. Youth are the ones who have enthusiasm and action on doing serious matters and responsibilities. The ones who have intellectual maturity to go forward in life and the ones who bring benefits to the country. Those are considered as youth. Continue reading

Dome Of Islam

The dome was magnificently painted with the most luxurious colour – gold. The sunlight had made the dome astonishingly glittered like genuine crystals. Decorating the dome, was the enormous sky with white-coloured cotton candy floating everywhere. Tourists got thrilled to the spectacular scenery of the mosque. Their cameras were always releasing its shutter, doing its major job to capture every moment spent. A soothing and marvellous Azan could then be heard, indicating the time for Zuhr prayer. Muslim people could be seen walking from the main gate of the mosque. Others were putting off their shoes and sandals, and were then entering it calmly. Continue reading

Calendar Updated

“What? Is it 2016 already? Time is ticking so fast!” Expressed the seventeen-year-old Muslim guy in awe.

Time sprinted so fast, that a month seemed such a week and a week seemed such a day. It is quite unbelievable that 2015 had just come to a finish two days ago. It feels like we just began the year six months ago. Despite of how 2015 had sprinted at a very high speed, a new year shows up and it is time for a brand new calendar. Alhamdulillah thumma Alhamdulillah for the new year. Continue reading

Many Happy Returns!

Praises be all to the Almighty, who had given me the chance to wake up this morning, on the date when my mom once struggled and sacrificed her life just to give birth to the humble one who is right now writing the most special and authentic blog post of Humble Scents. I thank you for all the sacrifices since the first day I existed in your precious life, my dearest and beaut mom. May Allah reward you with the best rewards. Not to neglect, infinite thanks to the most Gracious one for lending me another chapter of life. Continue reading