Saturday, January 24, 2009

The Curious Case of Benjamin Button

"Benjamin: What if I told you that I wasn't getting older, but I was getting younger than everybody else." "Well I'd feel sorry for you. You have to see everybody you love die before you do. it's an awful responsibility."

"Benjamin, we're meant lose the people we love. How else would we know how important they are to us"

"Daisy: Will you still love me when I got old and saggy." "Benjamin: Will you still love me when I got acne, wet my bed."

"Daisy: Sugar, we all end up in diapers."

13 Nominations for Oscar Award.

Monday, January 12, 2009

Slumdog Millionaire (2008) -UPDATED

"You want a bit of the real India, here it is!"

-Jamal Malik

Excellent, fantastic (Indian English accent) hehe. Best foreign movie 2008, Golden Globe for me. I just have the feeling that Professor Quayyum would love this movie and I'd go and recommend this to him (that is if he doesn't mind watching downloaded movies).

Golden Globe Award 2009

-Best Motion Picture - Drama

-Best Director - Danny Boyle

-Best Screenplay - Simon Beaufoy

-Best Original Score - A.R Rahman

Wednesday, January 7, 2009

Khusyu' in solat..(EDITED)

Assalamualaikum..(wanna make it a habit ah to give salam, it's the same thing as saying "yo!, wattup?" just nicer . Peace Be Upon You)

I have this problem of not being khushu' in solat (I believe we all have), that come to the extend of forgetting which raka'at of the prayer I'm in, which happens almost everytime (except for Subuh prayer n congregational prayer). I do believe that the reason why I have problems in focussing on stuff (reading, lectures, etc) is because that I'm not khushu' in my solat which is important as it is a way to discipline yourself.

So in order to deal with me forgetting my raka'at, I've created a method to keep track on my raka'at :

The method is as shown by the pictures above is by pointing out your finger (to signify what raka'at u're on, 1 finger for 1st raka'at and so on) during the time when your in the standing state of your solat (I don't know what it's called, but it's the state where you recite the Al-Fatihah and other surah). The method kinda help me in reminding me on which raka'at I'm in. But I do still have doubt in this method (wether is it the right thing to do) so I went to the Department of Fiqh (IIUM) and find someone who'd help me with this.

The result is that after consulting with Lukman (a Post-Graduate student in Fiqh department) I found myself in the state of wrongness. What I really mean is that I came to the state where I believe too much in myself that I could achieve anything or everything if I try my damn best on my own. The method that I created (above) is the result my way of thinking, my ideology or my philosophy.

We (Muslims) must believe that everything in this world belongs to Allah S.W.T and that Allah S.W.T has the power to give and take eveything that he owns anytime and anywhere. It is my mistake that I believe too much on myself that I'd achieve anything if I try my best. As a Muslim I need to believe that I have a God to submit to, and that without his permission I won't achieve anything. So by using this method I'd able to be khushu' in solat on my own ( I would maybe come to think that I don't need Allah's S.W.T help)

So to conclude, my method of indentifying the number of raka'at is in a way a wrong thing to be practiced. Eventhough it kinda helps, but psychologically it tells me that I'm capable of myself to be khushu' in my solat without the help of Allah S.W.T. I won't say this is a wrong method but try to think about it and I do need feedback on this.

People can focus when they march as soldiers but can they be khushu' in solat?

Thanks to brother Lukman from the Department of Fiqh.


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p/s: Lady Gaga plays good music.

Thursday, January 1, 2009

The "duhh" attitude (my reflection)

"duhh" is a word that people use to say (maybe out loud) when they listen to a person asking questions that the answer is clear or already known. So the "duhh" attitude, is the action or the behavior of a person reacting to the "duhh" word.
The person with the attitude doesn't have to say the word "duhh", as the majority of Malaysian don't even understand the meaning of it. The behavior can come for an example in class when someone asks the question , then they'll be those who'd talk about the question (most probably among the gang) as it's "duhh" [ek elee..tu pun nk tanye bengap ape..]

This kind of attitude is unacceptable (to me) because:
1. Demotivate people to be participative in class, conference, etc. (serious cause)
2.It tells the one with the attitude to be bodoh sombong (stupid + cocky?)
3.There's no wrong in asking eventhough it's a stupid question

If I were in the position being "duhh" upon, I'd put ut my middle finger (in my heart) towards them (huehue), seing them as the loser and not me. "Malu bertanya kawan, sesat cari jalan pulang".

p/s: serious rase cam byk lg nk tulis tp terbantut n kne smbung tules lpas solat jumaat sbb abang lab nk tutup utk friday prayers. ahha