Thursday, May 12, 2011


Brothers and sisters! I was about to fulfill my promise in my previous post, but I just thought that using lappy's story analogy again is a deadly boring idea, right? Instead of continuously talking about your DELL and ACER again and again, why not, sometimes, we talk about your exclusive physical body. Hey, I love dislike biology but somehow I have to admit that learning biology leads me to know my Creator. That's why I can't help myself to stop learning biology! I will try my best to speak about immunity system in a simple and understandable way.

For those who are not familiar with immunity system, let me first introduce to you, our honoured uninvited guest, Mr pathogens! At first, pathogens will approach your body either by walking crawling on your skin or through the breathed air. As a first line barrier, Allah SWT had bestowed us with skin and respiratory system. Both of them act as mechanical barrier. Just imagine, let say, Allah create you without skin! What would happen to you in just a few seconds? Infected to death!

Sometimes, you'll feel annoyed when a stranger who is sitting besides you repeatedly sneezes and coughs right? Easily said, it is Allah SWT who planned this ejecting system! Sneeze and cough is just another way to discharge the pathogens. So, say Alhamdulillah for every sneeze that you had. The flushing action of tears, saliva, and urine also force out pathogens, as does the sloughing off of skin.

Apart from these mechanical barrier, you have chemical barrier as first line defense. You have antimicrobial peptides from skin and respiratory system, enzymes from saliva, tears and breast milk, vaginal secretion, defensins and zinc in semen and gastric acid and proteases in stomach. All these act as barrier to defend your body from infection. This is just another unnoticed bounty that Allah accomodates us with.

Even the so-called pathogens successfully encountered both barrier, no worry yet! Allah once again prepared us with innate and adaptive barrier. We have humoral and chemical barrier, inflammation, complement system, cellular barriers, lymphocytes, killer T-cells, helper T-cells, T-cells receptor, B lymphocytes, antibodies and immunological memory! For more complex idea of immunity system, please ask Mr.Google. Allah said in Surah Ibrahim;

And He gave you from all you asked of Him. And if you should count the favor of Allah, you could not enumerate them. Indeed, mankind is [generally] most unjust and ungrateful. (34)
[Sahih International]

I've been using lots of space for immunity system right? As I said earlier, we can't deny the fact that learning biology leads us more than a single step towards our Creator. My ordinary question is, have we realised about all these things? Peeps, I'm not going to listen to your answer! Just talk to your heart. Allah SWT loves us. He equipped us with everything to protect us against the tiniest pathogens and microorganisms. But, to what extent that we help ourselves to fight against the Hawa and Nafs?

Brothers and sisters! I will let you to take your time and think deeply about this matter. InsyaAllah, I'll write on how Hawa and Nafs infect us in next post with hope, at that time, we are ready for transformation!

Tuesday, May 10, 2011

purposely created

Okay, back to our functional lappy story. Do you ever think, why DELL and ACER invent lappy? Before lappy, we got computer right? Why they must transfer from computer to lappy? Rationally, of course you would say that lappy is smaller and portable right? What are the functions of these characteristics?

First, I would say that it eases your works. Second, I would claim that any inventions have to devote itself to the inventors. DELL's lappy will devote itself to Michael Dell, the founder right? And it is not vice versa! When you press the DELETE button, your lappy will throw the selected file into RECYCLE BIN right? Hey, the lappy is listening to your command and devoting itself to you right now.

Well, it is the same between us and our Creator! The Absolute Creator, of course, created us with purpose. As He mentioned in Surah adh-Dhariyat;

And I did not create the jinn and mankind except to worship Me. (56)
[Sahih International]

However, do you ever encountered a situation where you press the DELETE button, but the file cannot be deleted? Instead of deleting the file, a notice will pop-out, "File cannot be deleted!" It seems like the lappy had go against your command. What do you feel at that time? Annoyed? Apoplectic? Or maybe brooding right?

And, do you ever considered Allah's feeling when you betrayed Him? When you purposely neglect His charge? Sisters, when He told you to cover your awrah properly in Surah an-Nur, do you ever thought of His feeling even once? His wrath towards us?

And tell the believing women to reduce [some] of their vision
and guard their private parts
and not expose their adornment except that which [necessarily] appears
thereof and to wrap [a portion of] their headcovers over their chests
and not expose their adornment
except to their husbands, their fathers, their husbands' fathers,
their sons, their husbands' sons, their brothers, their brothers' sons,
their sisters' sons, their women, that which their right hands possess,
or those male attendants having no physical desire,
or children who are not yet aware of the private aspects of women.
And let them not stamp their feet to make known
what they conceal of their adornment.
And turn to Allah in repentance, all of you,
O believers, that you might succeed. (31)
[Sahih International]

Brothers, do you never feel guilt when you asked your girlfriend to go date with you? And when you walks with her side by side, suddenly you grab her hand and hold it? The surrounding unknown people may say, "So sweet, both of you," but Allah warned you not to go near to adultery in Surah al-Isra;

Nor come nigh to adultery: for it is a shameful (deed) and an evil,
opening the road (to other evils). (32)
[Yusuf Ali's]

These are two common examples among us. I believe that, there are many other things that we did and against Allah's command. But why did it happened among us? Easy said, we can refer back to the lappy story. In your opinion, why the selected file can't be deleted even you continuously pressed the DELETE button?

Correct! The file was infected with virus. It might be Trojan or Win and etc. Then, when we purposely go against His command, it shows that our heart is infected and conquered by Hawa and Nafs. Thus, we need antivirus and protect our heart.

This post seems too long already. InsyaAllah, I'll explain in detail in my next post, on how the virus attacked our heart and influence our behavior and together we find ways to correct it. And also, one more mankind's duty on earth. InsyaAllah.

an incredible puzzle

Based on your childhood experience, how long did you take to complete a jigsaw puzzle? If it was me, I don't really remembered mine. However, my friends and I once joined a jigsaw puzzle competition which was held by our university. We joined the game, with hope to break the record and win the grand prize. Well, record created to be smashed right? Since we are not so great in doing jigsaw, the record remained unbroken. I believe, yours would be better than ours right?

Another story of imagination! Even if you never did this in your life just like me, I hope you can imagine the situation. Yet, this is not even a mind-boggling experience. Just imagine, that you are holding a balloon filled with 50-pieces jigsaw with your hand. Then, you blow the balloon with your mouth till finally the balloon burst. Ouch! Okay, what happened to the jigsaw's pieces? Will it formed a nice, complete puzzle like what you had done during your childhood time? Or maybe it will scatter on the floor?

Did you ever learned about the Big Bang theory? The Big Bang Theory states that, this universe was originated from a single point. This universe had come about by the explosion of this single point with zero volume [Harun Yahya]. 

Brothers and sisters! The universe does not consist of this earth alone. In fact, the universe is the alliance of the sun, moon, earth, stars, galaxies and planets. Logically, all these components of the universe would never be able to arrange themselves in such a perfect manner. Who did this? 1400 years ago, the Prophet Muhammad SAW, the illiterate-noble man, taught us about this from the revelation of Surah al-Anbiya'; 

Have those who disbelieved not considered that the heavens and the earth were a joined entity, and We separated them and made from water every living thing? Then will they not believe? (30)
[Sahih International]

Do not the Unbelievers see that the heavens and the earth were joined together (as one unit of creation), before we clove them asunder? We made from water every living thing. Will they not then believe? (30)
[Yusuf Ali's]

Ever thought about the accurate arrangement of the universe in order to let us survive?

First, lets look at the Sun. It is placed at the most exact distance from the earth. While providing us with light and heat, it does not harm us. The light and heat from the Sun let us survive on the earth right? If the Sun is a little bit near to the earth, it may incinerate the earth and if the Sun is a little bit away from the earth, our whole habitat may turn into glacier.

Second example is water. Human cannot survive without water right? Then who had made the water available on earth only and not on other planets? Why the water must be made available on earth and at the same time mankind was placed on earth? Why it never happened to be that mankind is the dweller of Mars or maybe the moon?

Third is the precise proportion of oxygen in the air. Science proves that human cannot survive without correct proportion of oxygen in the air. We learned about breathing air during secondary school right? 21% of the breathing air is oxygen! Well, what a perfect and complement creation of His. Allah mentioned in Surah al-Hajj;

Do you not see that Allah has subjected to you whatever is on the earth and 
the ships which run through the sea by His command? And He restrains the sky from 
falling upon the earth, unless by His permission. Indeed Allah, to the people, is Kind and Merciful. (65)
[Sahih International]

What had we done to repay His bounties towards us? Again from Surah al-Hajj;

O you who have believed, bow and prostrate and worship your Lord and 
do good - that you may succeed. (77)  
And strive for Allah with the striving due to Him. 
He has chosen you and has not placed upon you in the religion any difficulty. 
[It is] the religion of your father, Abraham. Allah named you "Muslims" before
[in former scriptures] and in this [revelation] that the Messenger may be a witness over you 
and you may be witnesses over the people. So establish prayer and give zakah and 
hold fast to Allah. He is your protector; and excellent is the protector,
and excellent is the helper. (78)
[Sahih International]

Who we are to go against His command?

Monday, May 9, 2011

the Absolute Owner

A continuation from my latest post. Try to recall back, what had you done when you first brought your lappy? Let me guess! Many of us will go through the manual provided right? Of course right? To use something wisely, we should have follow the instruction provided by the inventor right?

Brothers and sisters! The same concept should be applied in our lives. Since we agree that we are a kind of Allah's invention, so, in order to use ourself wisely, we should follow the manual provided by Allah right? So, what is the manual? Yup! It's true! The Quran and Sunnah of the Prophet SAW. As what Allah mentioned in Surah al-A'raf;

And We had certainly brought them a Book which We detailed by knowledge -
as guidance and mercy to a people who believe. (52)
[Sahih International]

My next simple analogy is, let say, after a few months, your lappy is injured. So, who will you go to, to heal the injury? Return to the inventor right? It is so wrong if you use DELL's but you refer to TOSHIIBA's when your lappy is in critical case!

Don't you notice about what I'm trying to say here? Have you ever felt frustrated? Sadness? Angry? Ingratitude? The broken heart should be returned to it's Absolute Owner because the Absolute One knows best about His creation! Allah said in Surah Yunus;

O mankind! there hath come to you a direction from your Lord and a healing for the (diseases) in your hearts,- and for those who believe, a guidance and a Mercy. (57)
[Yusuf Ali's]

We always put our biggest effort to understand any precious thing arond us. But we never notice that, we, ourselves is actually the most precious thing that we ever had. We are lacking of knowledge on how to lead ourselves in a straight, prescibed way by Allah SWT. Why not if we spend some time every day to know ourselves and our Owner better? 

acknowledging The Creator

Brothers and sisters! I believe that everyone is looking at their own lappy or PC right now. Now, try to take your eyes from this sight for a while and search for anything around you which seems more complex than a lappy. Nothing? Then, your lappy is the most complex thing that you ever found in your room right?

My first question is, who invented your lappy and your PC? Don't you ever bother to care? From the distance, I can hear some of you are giving positive respond to me. Some of you are saying that DELL, TOSHIBA, ACER etc. Well done! Hey, they are great and of course genius right? Being able to invent the most complex thing in your room. Gifted with intellegince!

Proceed. Try to find the simplest thing in your room. Found? Well, I know that it would be, your chair that you're sitting on right now, or maybe your brown wooden table, or maybe your mug which contained MILO in it right? Boycott?

My next complicated easy question is, are all these things have inventor? Or they came into existance by chance? It is just like when you wake up from your dream, suddenly you found new chair in your room. Then, you told yourself, this chair happened to be in my room by chance. Nobody create the chair but the chair create itself! Have you ever experienced such a ordinary weird imagination experience?

From the simplest to most complex thing that you owned with you now was invented by someone right? The how about this world? Did it came into existance by chance?

According to the evolution theory, inorganic molecules formed amino acids by chance, amino acids form proteins by chance, and finally proteins formed living creatures again by chance. However, the probability of a living creature formed by coincidence is less than the probability of the Eiffel Tower being formed in the same manner, because even the simplest human cell is more sophisticated than any man-made structure in the world [Harun Yahya]. 

Then, who created this world? Hey, we are living on a very systematic world! It sounds nonsense to say that this world came into existance by coincidence only.

Muslims, we have the perfect Book right? The miraculous words of Allah. Revealing everything about science which proves that, Islam is the only true religion and Allah is One. As He mentioned in Surah al-Baqarah;

[He] who made for you the earth a bed [spread out] and
the sky a ceiling and sent down from the sky, rain
and brought forth thereby fruits as provision for you.
So do not attribute to Allah equals while you know [that there is nothing similar to Him]. (22)
[Sahih International]

Brothers and sisters! Be proud of our religion, Islam. So, don't feel ashamed to practice religion in our live as long as we believe in Allah, we are at the right side! InsyaAllah.

Sunday, May 8, 2011

first time

Well, this is my first post in this blog. Simple words, "ahlan wasahlan wa marhaban bikum" and hopefully it helps us to be closer to Him even just a single step.

I'm the king queen here. So, I can talk about anything that I wish to. But, I'll put my very best to stick to Allah's speech in Surah Al-'Asr;

By time, (1)
Indeed, mankind is in loss, (2)
Except for those who have believed and done righteous deeds
and advised each other to truth
and advised each other to patience. (3)
[Sahih International]

And, I don't feel like labelling any of my posts. Let them hang without labels.