Sunday, July 22, 2012

---- The Window from which we look

A young couple moves into a new neighborhood.
The next morning while they are eating breakfast,
The young woman sees her neighbor hanging the

Wash outside.
"That laundry is not very clean", she said.
"She doesn't know how to wash correctly.
Perhaps she needs better laundry soap."

Her husband looked on, but remained silent.

Every time her neighbor would hang her wash to dry,
The young woman would make the same comments.

About one month later, the woman was surprised to see a
Nice clean wash on the line and said to her husband:

"Look, she has learned how to wash correctly.
I wonder who taught her this."

The husband said, "I got up early this morning and
Cleaned our windows."

And so it is with life. What we see when watching others
Depends on the purity of the window through which we look!

Thursday, December 1, 2011

Two frogs

A group of frogs were traveling through the woods, and two of them
fell into a deep pit. When the other frogs saw how deep the pit
was, they told the two frogs that they were as good as dead. The
two frogs ignored the comments and tried to jump up out of the pit
with all their might. The other frogs kept telling them to stop,
that they were as good as dead. Finally, one of the frogs took
heed to what the other frogs were saying and gave up. He fell down
and died.

The other frog continued to jump as hard as he could. Once again,
the crowd of frogs yelled at him to stop the pain and just die. He
jumped even harder and finally made it out. When he got out, the
other frogs said, "Did you not hear us?" The frog explained to
them that he was deaf. He thought they were encouraging him the
entire time.

This story teaches two lessons:

1. There is power of life and death in the tongue. An encouraging
word to someone who is down can lift them up and help them make it
through the day.

2. A destructive word to someone who is down can be what it takes
to kill them.

Be careful of what you say........

Shake Hand

One day a British man asked from a Muslim scholar:

English man asked: ”why Muslim women are not allowed in Islam to shake a hand with men?”

The scholar said: “could you take the hands of Queen Elizabeth in your hands?”

English man said:” Of course not, only certain people are allowed to shake hands with the Queen”

The scholar answered: Our Ladies are Queen and the Queen won’t shake hands with strange men

Thursday, August 25, 2011

why you should smile

1. Smiling Makes Us Attractive

We are drawn to people who smile. There is an attraction factor. We want to know a smiling person and figure out what is so good. Frowns, scowls and grimaces all push people away -- but a smile draws them in (avoid these smile aging habits to keep your smile looking great).

2. Smiling Changes Our Mood

Next time you are feeling down, try putting on a smile. There's a good chance you mood will change for the better. Smiling can trick the body into helping you change your mood.

3. Smiling Is Contagious

When someone is smiling they lighten up the room, change the moods of others, and make things happier. A smiling person brings happiness with them. Smile lots and you will draw people to you.

4. Smiling Relieves Stress

Stress can really show up in our faces. Smiling helps to prevent us from looking tired, worn down, and overwhelmed. When you are stressed, take time to put on a smile. The stress should be reduced and you'll be better able to take action.

5. Smiling Boosts Your Immune System

Smiling helps the immune system to work better. When you smile, immune function improves possibly because you are more relaxed. Prevent the flu and colds by smiling.

6. Smiling Lowers Your Blood Pressure

When you smile, there is a measurable reduction in your blood pressure. Give it a try if you have a blood pressure monitor at home. Sit for a few minutes, take a reading. Then smile for a minute and take another reading while still smiling. Do you notice a difference?

7. Smiling Releases Endorphins, Natural Pain Killers and Serotonin

Studies have shown that smiling releases endorphins, natural pain killers, and serotonin. Together these three make us feel good. Smiling is a natural drug.

8. Smiling Lifts the Face and Makes You Look Younger

The muscles we use to smile lift the face, making a person appear younger. Don't go for a face lift, just try smiling your way through the day -- you'll look younger and feel better.

advice on how to find solutions to marital problems

  • Step 1: Name the problem. In naming the problem, you have to be specific. Saying, “he/she never helps around the house” will get you nowhere. If you want your spouse to help around the house you need to outline what specific tasks you need help with. For example, you need help with the laundry, or you wish your spouse would help clean-up after dinner each night.

    It is very important to be specific with moresevere marital problems. If you’ve lost interest in sex with your spouse ask yourself “why,” and “what” is causing the loss of interest. Is it hormonal, is your spouse behaving in a way that keeps you from feeling close to him/her?

    Finding a solution means finding the underlying cause of the marital problem. Generalization such as “he/she never helps around the house” or “I’m just not interested in sex,” is the problem. The trick is to find out what is causing the problem and solving the cause.

  • Step 2: Be honest about how you are feeling. Often times we keep out true feelings hidden out of fear of hurting our spouse. Be willing to communicate your displeasure over your spouse’s behaviors and be willing to listen when your spouse communicates his/her displeasure in your behaviors. Marital problems aren’t solved if both spouses are willing to accept and acknowledge that they both play a role in the problems.

  • Step 3: Leave no stone unturned. Communicate with each other by asking questions. What might improve the problem? Are there any books we can read that will help? Don’t dismiss a suggestion from your spouse because you feel it silly. Make a list of what you feel are solutions and put them to work.

  • Step 4: Evaluate whether or not the “solutions” are working. Solutions are only solutions if they are solving the problem. Keep in mind though that problems aren’t solved overnight. Evaluation whether or not a particular solution is working by assessing your mood. Are you in a better mood, are you feeling closer to your spouse? If so, you’ve hit on a solution that is working…just give it time. If not, put your heads together and come up with another solution.

  • Step 5: You should be seeing results. If you’ve done the work, you should be seeing results. The solution worked and your marriage is back on track. Or, you’re still having problems and feeling stuck. If so, go back to step 1 and start the process over again. It may take a few go-rounds to define and come up with a solution to your marital problems. In the end the work you to will be worth it if it means saving your marriage.
  • usrah mawaddah wa mahabbah...

    Wednesday, August 24, 2011


    Little did you know ........ after reading THIS, you'll NEVER look at petai in the same way again!

    contains three natural sugars -sucrose, fructose and glucose. Combined with fiber, petai gives an instant, sustained and substantial boost of energy. Research has proved that just two servings of petai provide enough energy for a strenuous 90-minute workout.. No wonder petai is the number one fruit with the world's leading athletes. But energy isn't the only way petai can help us keep fit. It can also help overcome or prevent a substantial number of illnesses and conditions, making it a must to add to our daily diet.


    According to a recent survey undertaken by MIND among people suffering from depression, many felt much better after eating petai. This is because petai contain tryptophan, a type of protein that the body converts into serotonin, known to make you relax, improve your mood and generally make you feel happier.

    PMS (premenstrual syndrome):

    Forget the pills - eat petai. The vitamin B6 it contains regulates blood glucose levels, which can affect your mood.


    High in iron, petai can stimulate the production of haemoglobin in the blood and so helps in cases of anaemia.

    Blood Pressure:

    This unique tropical fruit is extremely high in potassium yet low in salt, making it perfect to beat blood pressure. So much so, the US Food and Drug Administration has just allowed the petai industry to make official claims for the fruit's ability to reduce the risk of blood pressure and stroke.

    Brain Power :

    200 students at a Twickenham (Middlesex) school were helped through their exams this year by eating petai at breakfast, break, and lunch in a bid to boost their brain power. Research has shown that the potassium-packed fruit can assist learning by making pupils more alert.
    Understand that bananas contain lot of potassium too so eat more banana... Just look at those monkeys, they are really active, alert, smart and cunning too!!


    High in fiber, including petai in the diet can help restore normal bowel action, helping to overcome the problem without resorting to laxatives.


    One of the quickest ways of curing a hangover is to make a petai milkshake, sweetened with honey. The petai calms the stomach and, with the help of the honey, builds up depleted blood sugar levels, while the milk soothes and re-hydrates your system.


    Petai has a natural antacid effect in the body, so if you suffer from heartburn, try eating petai for soothing relief.

    Morning Sickness
    Snacking on petai between meals helps to keep blood sugar levels up and avoid morning sickness.

    Mosquito bites
    Before reaching for the insect bite cream, try rubbing the affected area with the inside of the petai skin. Many people find it amazingly successful at reducing swelling and irritation..


    Petai is high in B vitamins that help calm the nervous system.


    Studies at the Institute of Psychology in Austria found pressure at work leads to gorging on comfort food like chocolate and crisps. Looking at 5,000 hospital patients, researchers found the most obese were more likely to be in high-pressure jobs. The report concluded that, to avoid panic-induced food cravings, we need to control our blood sugar levels by snacking on high carbohydrate foods every two hours to keep levels steady.


    Petai is used as the dietary food against intestinal disorders because of its soft texture and smoothness. It is the only raw fruit that can be eaten without distress in over-chronicler cases. It also neutralizes over-acidity and reduces irritation by coating the lining of the stomach.

    Temperature control
    Many other cultures see petai as a "cooling" fruit that can lower both the physical and emotional temperature of expectant mothers. In Holland , for example, pregnant women eat petai to ensure their baby is born with a cool temperature.

    Seasonal Affecti ve Disorder (SAD):

    Petai can help SAD sufferers because they contain the natural mood enhancer, tryptophan.


    Petai can also help people trying to give up smoking.. The B6, B12 they contain, as well as the potassium and magnesium found in them, help the body recover from the effects of nicotine withdrawal.

    < B R>Stress:

    Potassium is a vital mineral, which helps normalize the heartbeat, sends oxygen to the brain and regulates your body's water balance. When we are stressed, our metabolic rate rises, thereby reducing our potassium levels. These can be rebalanced with the help of a high-potassium petai snack.


    According to research in "The New England Journal of Medicine" eating petai as part of a regular diet can cut the risk of death by strokes by as much as 40%".


    Those keen on natural alternatives swear that if you want to kill off a wart, take a piece of petai and place it on the wart.. Carefully hold the petai in place with a plaster or surgical tape!

    So, as you can see, petai really is a natural remedy for many ills. When you compare it to an apple, it has four times the protein, twice the carbohydrates, three times the phosphorus, five times the vitamin A and iron, and twice the other vitamins and minerals... It is also rich in potassium and is one of the best value foods around. So maybe its time to change that well-known phrase so that we say, "A Petai a day keeps the doctor away".

    Monday, August 22, 2011

    Malam Lailatul-Qadar sunat dicari, kerana malam ini merupakan suatu malam yang diberkati serta mempunyai kelebihan dan diperkenankan doa oleh Allah S.W.T. Malam Lailatul-Qadar adalah sebaik-baik malam mengatasi semua malam termasuk malam Jumaat. Allah S.W.T. berfirman dalam Surah Al-Qadr 97: Ayat 3.
    " Malam Lailatul - Qadar lebih baik daripada seribu malam "

    Ertinya menghidupkan malam Lailatul-Qadardengan mengerjakan ibadah adalah lebih baik daripada beribadah pada seribu bulan yang tidak ada Lailatul-Qadar seperti sabda Nabi s.a.w.:
    " Sesiapa menghidupkan malam Lailatul-Qadar kerana beriman serta
    mencari pahala yang dijanjikan akan mendapat pengampunan daripada
    dosa-dosa yang telah lalu "

    Diriwayatkan daripada Saiyidatina Aisyah r.a bahawa Rasulullah s.a.w. apabila tiba 10 hari terakhir bulan ramadhan, Baginda menghidupkan malam-malamnya dengan membangunkan isi rumah dan menjauhi daripada isteri-isterinya. Imam Ahmad dan Muslim meriwayatkan:
    " Rasulullah s.a.w. berusaha sedaya upaya dalam malam-malam sepuluh
    akhir Ramadhan melebihi usahanya daripada malam-malam lain. "

    Malam Lailatul-Qadar berlaku pada 10 akhir daripada malam ganjil bulan Ramadhan. Rasulullah s.a.w. bersabda:
    " Carilah malam Lailatul-Qadar pada sepuluh akhir bulan Ramadhan
    dalam malam ganjil. "

    Pendapat yang terkuat mengikut para ulama' bahawa malam Lailatul Qadar terkena pada malam 27 Ramadhan. Menurut Abu Ka'ab katanya, "Demi Allah sesungguhnya ibn Mas'ud telah meyakinkan bahawa malam Lailatul-Qadar jatuh dalam bulan Ramadhan manakala Lailatul-Qadar pula terjatuh pada malam 27, akan tetapi dia enggan memberitahu kepada kami (malam yang tepat) kerana bimbangkan kamu tidak lagi berusaha mencarinya." Daripada Riwayat Mu'awiyah:
    " Bahawa Nabi Muhammad s.a.w telah bersabda dalam malam lailatul-qadar
    iaitu malam ke-27. "
    Riwayat ini disokong oleh pendapat Ibn Abbas yang mengatakan bahawa surah Al-Qadr mempunyai 30 perkataan. Perkataan yang ke-27 bagi surah itu terjatuh kepada dhamir(hia) yang kembalinya kepada Lailatul-Qadar.

    Imam Ahmad telah meriwayatkan sebuah Hadith daripada Ibn Umar r.a yang berbunyi:
    " Sesiapa yang mencari Lailatul-Qadar , dia hendaklah mencarinya pada malam
    yang ke-27, carilah kamu malam Lailatul-Qadar pada malam yang ke-27. "

    Aisyah r.a. bertanya kepada Rasulullah, katanya, "Ya Rasulullah s.a.w. andainya aku mendapati
    malam Lailatul-Qadar, apakah doa yang patut aku bacakan? Rasulullah s.a.w. berdoa dengan doa:
    " Ya Allah! Sesungguhnya Engkau Maha Pengampun, oleh itu berilah
    keampunan-Mu untukku. "