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
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
Weekend is always exciting! I’ve always been waiting for it every single week. Who does not like weekend though? For some earthlings, it is for spending quality time with family and beloved ones, while for other ones, it is for leisure. Personally, my weekend is always for the latter, as it is the time for me to enjoy my not-so-interesting life to the fullest by doing the things I love, that’s what I consider as leisure. Continue reading
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
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
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