Tuesday, March 30, 2010



"mudah utk menyatakan sesuatu.. tapi bkn mudah utk melakukannya.."

a story i take from somewhere.. terasa sgt dkt dgn diri.. enjoy!~

The morning of Thursday, November 6, 1997 my identity became clear not only to me, but to every person I would encounter from that day forward. I decided to wear the hijaab and begin to develop myself as a more conscientious Muslim woman. It was on that very day that I revealed to the world that I am a Muslim and that I was no longer afraid to be who I was.

For those of you who are unfamiliar with the term, hijaab, it literally means 'barrier' or 'something that covers or conceals completely'. In today's non-Islamic societies, the true meaning of the hijaab is often replaced with such notions as scarves, kerchiefs, or 'head-pieces' - as one of my co-workers eloquently put it. Many people are simply uneducated about the why Muslims must dress modestly and because of this profound lack of knowledge and understanding many stereotypes and misconceptions arise.

I am not going to go into the intricate details about the purpose of the hijaab or submerse myself in the ongoing debate as to whether or not the hijaab is an obligatory practice for Muslim men and women. There are many fabulous books available that go through the ins-and-outs of appropriate Muslim dress. Better yet, I implore all of you to pick up a Qur'an, and read over the verses concerning modesty and dress.

In Surah 24: Al-Nur (or The Light), verses 30-31 it says:

"Say to the believing men that they should lower their gaze and guard their modesty: that will make for greater purity of them: And Allah is well acquainted with all that they do. And say to the believing women that they should lower their gaze and guard their modesty: they should not display their ornaments except what must ordinarily appear thereof; that they should draw their veils over their bosoms and not display their beauty..."

Today, I am simply here to share with you my personal experiences in hope that you may find some meaning and sense of inspiration in what I have to say.

Raised in a Muslim family, I was brought up with the basic, fundamental principles and values that Islam instills. I was taught to pray, to fast, to be kind-hearted, generous and to share the Deen of Allah graciously with those around me. The thought of one day 'covering my head' occasionally popped into my mind, but the thought that almost always followed was - "Not until I'm ready!" I never really understood what hijaab meant. I often thought that it was man's clever way of keeping woman under his control.

I soon came to realize that I very wrong. In fact, the hijaab was the perfect outlet for women to seek liberation, respect and ultimate freedom from sexual harassment and the liking. For years and years I would wake up extra early to style my hair according to what was 'in' at the time. I would spend over an hour caking make-up onto my face, trying to look beautiful - but never quite sure for who Each morning I would eventually make my way out into the world - not really prepared to be judged, solely on my physical appearance, by every person I was to encounter along my path.

Now that I look back at who I was then, it makes me grateful to Allah (SWT) to see how far he has brought me. For a time, I was confused and somewhat lost, as are many young women in non-Islamic nations - trying desperately to fit in to a society that dictates that beauty is naked, emaciated teenagers on a billboards selling perfume and underwear. I recently read that some of those models and actors that I once adored, practically have to kill themselves to look the way they do. From face-lifts to lipo-suction. Some even go as far as having their ribs removed so they can have tiny waists!

The harder I tried to fit in, the more frustrated I became. It finally dawned on me that the images being flashed in front of me 24 hours a day could not possibly be true representations women's liberation. I was convinced that there had to be a simpler answer somewhere.

It was at this point that I decided it was time to put some more thought into this whole 'hijaab' issue. And I did. For 3.5 years I contemplated the thought of wearing hijaab, but the fear inside of me was overwhelming. I was afraid of what my friends would say. I was afraid of what my professors and colleagues might think. I was terrified that I would be harassed at work, or even worse - fired! All of these thoughts raced through my mind, day in and day out. Each time I seriously though about doing it I would say, "But, I'm not ready yet!" A very convenient excuse I must say!

finally said to myself, "Jennifer, look at the big picture!" Now, when I say big picture, I don't mean next week, or in a few months or even 25 years down the road. I mean the akhira - the hear-after. I asked myself a very straightforward question. Who am I going to fear? These strangers who I know not or Allah? I finally convinced myself that it was time for me to take this step closer to Allah, as difficult as it may have seemed at the time.

As I was having my very last doubt the verse in Surah Al Baqarah (verse 286, I believe), continued to penetrate my heart:
*"La yukalif Allah nafsin ila was'ha". "On no soul doth Allah place a burden greater than it can bear". These are the very words that gave me the courage to finally make the right choice. It was at that very moment that I said, "Allah, I will wear this hijaab because I believe in my heart that you have asked me to do so. Please guide me and give me the strength to do this."

*is it sounds familiar??.. (hihi interrupt jap)

over a year has gone by now and I can honesty tell you that I have never felt more free or more at peace with myself and the world around me. In all fairness I will be honest and tell you that it wasn't an easy thing to do. Quite frankly, it was probably the most difficult challenge I've had to face in my life. Isn't it ironic how that works? The things that will benefit us most and that make the most sense are often those we fail to realize or have difficulty accepting.

I've had to deal with a variety of off-the-wall comments. But what it all boils down to is me making a personal decision to increase my faith and become what I believe to be a better Muslim. To me the hijab not only represents modesty, purity, righteousness and protection but truly is the ultimate state of respect and liberation. Alhamdou lilah, I am free!

I am a Muslim woman
Feel free to ask me why
When I walk
I walk with dignity

When I speak
I do not lie
I am a Muslim woman
Not all of me you'll see

But what you should appreciate
Is that the choice I make is free
I'm not plagued with depression
I'm neither cheated nor abused

I don't envy other women
And I'm certainly not confused
Note, I speak perfect English
Et un petit peu de Francais aussie

I'm majoring in Linguistics
So you need not speak slowly
I run my own small business
Every cent I earn is mine

I drive my Chevy to school & work
And no, that's not a crime!
You often stare as I walk by
You don't understand my veil

But peace and power I have found
As I am equal to any male!

I am a Muslim woman
So please don't pity me
For God has guided me to truth

And now I'm finally free!


Friday, March 26, 2010




manusia ni xpernah taw bersyukur kan??
xdapat sumthin.. berusaha utk dpt sumthin tu... (which is good la.. sikap berusaha)
but then... after da dpt ape y dicari... xpuas ati lg... nk lg sumthin else...
smpai satu thp.. da xtentu arah sbb da xpasti ape sebenarnya y diinginkan..
ish2... dasar manusia y tak taw bersyukur!!!!

psst... manusia is referring to me.... no hard feelings to other k...


Tuesday, March 23, 2010



sedih melihat situasi dunia skg... mengapa??

>rmai org2 kafir di luar sana y mencari2 jln utk menjatuhkan islam dan menggunakan pelbagai cara termasuk sggup kaji Al Qur'an kerana nk cari jln nk lawan islam....
tapi akhirnya apa y terjadi??? mostly... mereka sndiri y jatuh cinta dgn keindahan islam dan memeluk islam bila dpt taw hakikat sbnr tentang islam.... (ofcoz ini sesuatu y membanggakan..)


>org2 islam sendiri?? y dilahirkan sejak azali sbg seorg muslim?? xyah amek contoh jaoh2... di NEGARA kita yang TERcinta ni sndiri..... bgaimana attitude nya??

- rmai y berpusu2 mengejar keseronokan dan kemewahan dunia hingga lupa tujuan manusia dihidupkan di dunia ni .. untuk apekah kita dipinjamkan segala macam nikmat di dunia???

-rmai y terlalu mengejar cinta dan perasaan ingin dikasihi dan mengasihi hingga hilang segala maruah dan harga diri, hilang semua pemikiran yang waras tentang halal haram perhubungan.. kasih siapa y lebih utama??

-rmai y nk ikot style dan fesyen terkini hingga lupe batasan aurat.. lilit sana sini, singkat sana sini.. aurat sebenar dari mana hingga mana??

-terlalu rmai yang mempunyai idola dan pelbagai cara dilakukan untuk megikut idolanya..... tapi idolanya siapa?? terlalu tinggikah darjat idola itu di pandangan ALLAH Taala???

>ku malu... saudara kita di PALESTIN berjuang bermati-matian mempertahankan agama islam, agama KITA...
>wanita2 islam di BRITAIN, SEPANYOL berjuang bermatian2 mempertahankan aurat mereka... kita bagaimana??? sungguh mudah tudung itu dibuka bile rase xmatching ngan baju... bukan begitu??
or mungkin xterlalu aggressive... "bialah tudung ni nmpk rmbut sket... janji masok ngan baju.."
atau mungkin... "bialah baju ni ketat/jarang skit.. baru beli ni.. syglah klo xpkai..."
atau.... "skali skala pegang tgn ngan pakwe pe slhnye.. nnt da kawin halal la semua.."

cukup takat ini kuberbicara...... bukan niat memalukan sesiapa... bukan niat menyakitkan sesiapa...
ku tak pernah ckp ku semprna... ku tak pernah ckp ku terlalu baik... ku xprnah menyatakan ku xpernah buat semua itu... bahkan ku turut merasa ku pernah ikut serta dalam pemikiran seperti diatas .......

apa yang pasti ku kesal dan kecewa dgn diri sendiri kerana xupaya utk menegakkan agama ALLAh dgn sebenar2nya di bumi ini... wallahu'alam...

Cintailah Allah dan RasulNya, sebagaimana Allah dan RasulNya mencintai kita kerana sesungguhnya selain daripada itu hanyalah fana belaka. Amin...

Usah gelisah apabila dibenci manusia kerana masih banyak yang menyayangimu di dunia, tapi gelisahlah apabila dibenci Allah kerana tiada lagi yang mengasihmu di akhirat kelak.


Friday, March 19, 2010



its just a story that i would like to share...
i have a fren...
seorg kwn y terjmpe skdr kebetulan...
dan takdir Allah smpai skg still in contact.....
berjumpe mmg jarang sekali...
i guess mostly through ym kot we contact each other...
but anyway, what i would like to tell is dat..
he is a nice person despite his superficial attitude and behaviours..
and most importantly, he is such a great fren...
especially whenever im in need...
thank you so much for being my sahabat...
people might misunderstood us...
but never mine...
u'll always be my sahabat forever~


Wednesday, March 10, 2010



penat jadi orang besar ni kan?? *sigh*


Tuesday, March 2, 2010

macam mana kalau



macam mane kalau.......................... terasa da xmampu nk teruskan langkah???

macam mane kalau......................... terasa sgt penat n n seolah2 da xde tenaga utk buat apa2???

macam mane kalau........................ terasa sgt sunyi dan hidup terasa kosong???

n agak2 la.... macam mane kalau............................

ALLAH tarik blk nikmat hidup ni???


conclusion: setiap yang hidup tu ade tujuan dan matlamat hidupnya... Allah xjadikan manusia ni makhluk y sia2... hargai kehidupan anda.. buat yang terbaik in everything that u do... walau terasa penat, letih n xmampu nk teruskan langkah sekali pon..


"Allah tidak membebani seseorang melainkan sesuai dengan kesanggupannya"


ALLAH know!

"dan Dialah y menidurkan kamu pada mlm hari dan Dia mengetahui apa y kamu kerjakan pada siang hari. kemudian Dia membangunkan kamu pada siang hari utk disempurnakan umurmu y telah ditetapkan. kemudian kepadaNya tempat kamu kembali, lalu Dia memberitahukan kepadamu apa y tlh kamu kerjakan." Al-An'am 6: 60

motivating one-self!~

"la yukallifullahu nafsan illa wus'aha"
Allah tidak membebani seseorang melainkan sesuai dengan kesanggupannya" al-Baqarah 2: 286

~~kadang kala Allah sembunyikan matahari, Dia datangkan petir dan kilat.. kita tertanya-tanya, kemana hilangnya mentari?? rupa-rupanya Allah gantikannya dengan sang pelangi yang indah... ^_^