Tuesday, September 28, 2010

Monday, September 27, 2010

men in white

salam and hi~

this morning i went to the town to celebrate my housemate's birthday. soon after that, we had a walk till we found this.

i think this is quite unusual to be found in malaysia. but it is pretty fun and there are lots of street performances such as that, singing at the street and so on so forth..

so, enjoy!

Thursday, September 23, 2010

whole new experience

salam and hi

well, this might be a slight turning point or should i say,a new challenge for me...

so, this is it...

for this term, i will be..... the CLASS REPRESENTATIVE, together with daniel.. we've been 'victimized' and nominated by the rest of the group 2... (note: ogy, grrrr~)

so until now, i'm trying to be positive with it.. well, this would be a big opportunity for me to improve my speaking skills and others too.. right???

in a nutshell, i hope this year around will be a great time for me to enhance and improve.. insya'allah... may Allah ease everything we do~

bacaan yasin

salam and hi

just recently, my house ( 13 freeman) has just hosted a yasin recital. quite a number of us have joined the event this evening after the maghrib prayer.

after the recital, we had a bit of taaruf together with kak zu, kak hafizah and anis (king's college london, if not mistaken) and shared few tips and life experiences as a student and as muslims in the UK.

along the line, we had some snacks as well ( or should we consider it as supper??)

well, that's all for now. other news from here, canterbury will be posted later (with regards of my ample time and kerajinan) :P

Wednesday, September 22, 2010

when the fire alarm starts to go off...

salam and hi...

13 freeman has finally made a record! we're only here for a week and...one of us has actually overheated/overcooked the wedges in the microwave and thus making the alarm to go off and make all freeman court's residents to gather outside the building. (sorry to cause the chaotic session) :P

this would be a reminder for us not to do things we shouldn't. learn from the mistakes is the greatest teacher of all~

Tuesday, September 21, 2010

being a muslim here and there...

salam and hi

few days in canterbury, it's quite different as in malaysia, especially of being a muslim... there's so much challenges to face and circumstances to encounter..

in malaysia, you don't have to worry much about food.. such as what ingredients we can't take, how its made and prepared and all sorts of stuffs related to it that we need to be concern enough before we buy and munch it. almost all of those are halal to consume and it won't give you any harm at any condition insya'allah.


living in the place where muslims are the minority, everything MATTERS here. everything that is written and stamped on the wrapping paper need to be read to ensure there's none of the non-halal things being mixed in the ingredients. only those with halal-stamped logo or any vegetarian products can be consumed securely... insya'allah

that's part of the challenges we need to face here.. the patience to read all those food-codes and too much wording (somotimes it's quite tiring!) but all we do is for our own good... so hope that what we do will be granted..ameen..

next thing to be super duper concern here is about our solat. in malaysia, we have lots of mosque (prayer hall) to pray and there's always athan to remind us when we can start pray of each time.

here, it's us ourselves to remind and know when is the prayer time (we need to be be regularly updated with it) so that we won't miss any of the five times. plus, it is convenient for us muslims in cccu to have our own prayer room in the main campus. however, places like that won't be available at all region.

for the first time in my life (real experience, excluding the practical we did during WOW programme), i have started to pray outside of that prayer room regardless of time and place. we had a briefing at the augustine house and it was until in the afternoon where we might have missed our zohor prayer. so what we do was, take the wudhu' inside the toilet (carefully so that the remaining water won't wet the floor) and have our all-time kiblat compass to get the direction of the kiblat. i initiated to solat at one spot where less people walk to the area. at first, i was quite nervous to start praying (afraid of being chased out by guards or to get weird looks from other people) but as i performing, i felt that i've gained some kind of strength to finish it in khusyu', without any doubt. after the salam, i felt relief that Allah has protected me all way through.. alhamdulillah~~~~

also, i found out that the rest of my friends are following me (to solat there)... i wonder when will i be brave enough to be the imam and lead my friends later... insya'allah when the time comes....

Saturday, September 18, 2010