Sunday, July 31, 2011

[.Fasting Ramadan.]

"O you who believe! Fasting is prescribed for you just as it was prescribed for those before you. Perhaps you would attain piety!
(Quran 2:183)

Why do we need to fast? It is our experience that temptations and ways of the world tend to spoil our purity and austerity. Thus we indulge in food all of the time, snacking and nibbling the whole day, heading to obesity. We drink too much coffee, or tea, or carbonated drinks. Some sexaholics cannot stay away from sex unless they do it at least once or more a day. When we argue, we leave our decency aside and resort to vulgar talk and even physical fighting.

Now when one is fasting, he or she cannot do all of that. When he looks at the mouth watering food, he cannot even taste it and he has to give up snacking and nibbling as well as smoking cigarettes if he does. No constant coffee, tea or Coke drinking either. Sexual passions have to be curtailed and when he is provoked to fight, he says " I am fasting that I cannot respond to your provocation". To achieve God consciousness or God nearness, a better word, we are advised to do additional prayer and read the Quran.

___________________________________BENEFITS OF RAMADAN_________________________________

Ramadan is a month of self-regulation and self training, with the hope that this training will last beyond the end of Ramadan. If the lessons learned during Ramadan, whether in terms of dietary intake or righteousness, are carried on after Ramadan, there effects will be long lasting. Moreover, the type of food taken during Ramadan does not have any selective criteria of crash diets such as those which are protein only or fruit only type diets. Everything that is permissible is taken in moderate quantities.

The difference between Ramadan and total fasting is the timing of the food; during Ramadan, we basically miss lunch and take an early breakfast and do not eat until dusk. Abstinence from water for 8 to 10 hours is not necessarily bad for health and in fact, it causes concentration of all fluids within the body, producing slight dehydration. The body has its own water conservation mechanism; in fact, it has been shown that slight dehydration and water conservation, at least in plant life, improve their longevity.

The physiological effect of fasting includes lowering of blood sugar, lowering of cholesterol and lowering of the systolic blood pressure. In fact, Ramadan fasting would be an ideal recommendation for the treatment of mild to moderate, stable, non-insulin diabetes, obesity, and essential hypertension. In 1994 the first International Congress on "Health and Ramadan", held in Casablanca, entered 50 extensive studies on the medical ethics of fasting. While improvement in many medical conditions was noted; however, in no way did fasting worsen any patients' health or their baseline medical condition. On the other hand, patients who are suffering from severe diseases, whether type I diabetes or coronary artery disease, kidney stones, etc., are exempt from fasting and should not be allowed to fast.

There are psychological effects of fasting as well. There is a peace and tranquility for those who fast during the month of Ramadan. Personal hostility is at a minimum, and the crime rate decreases. Muslims take advice from the Prophet who said, "If one slanders you or aggresses against you, say I am fasting."

This psychological improvement could be related to better stabilization of blood glucose during fasting as hypoglycemia after eating, aggravates behavior changes. There is a beneficial effect of extra prayer at night. This not only helps with better utilization of food but also helps in energy output. There are 10 extra calories output for each unit of the prayer. Again, we do not do prayers for exercise, but a mild movement of the joints with extra calorie utilization is a better form of exercise. Similarly, recitation of the Quran not only produces a tranquility of heart and mind, but improves the memory.

source: echo-of-islam

[.A night to remember.]

It was full of enjoyment. We had fun together as a family. Couldn't agree more. We were like sisters and brothers. You can see the pictures speak and tell you our relationship as friends and family. PISMP TESL 1.5, we were organised pre-ramadhan event as well as celebrating birthday babies from May to Disember. We purposely did that as we knew, we will have no time to organise any events after this. There are lots of assignments to be done before Eid, followed by School Base Experience, phase two of BIG... case study and etc... We live the life like there is no tomorrow. But, that night we really enjoyed! We had dinner together, grilled the chicken like kids, joking around. Everyone smiled for happiness. May Allah strenghten our relationship as family. InshaAllah....

Saturday, July 30, 2011

[.Penang 2011.]

Yeaahhh! After a year planning we finally managed to go to Penang. Last week, Ameer and I went to Penang. Actually it supposed to be four of us, including Abang Wan and Haris but then, they had something to be settled. We arrived at Penang International Airport at 1005am on Friday. Since our flight was early at the morning, I actually skipped classes for Friday and because of I was full of excitement I didn't really bother about that! :) We checked in at hotel about 1100am and took a rest for a while. Let me conclude everything since it was 2 days of holiday only. On the first day, we walked around Batu Ferringhi. It was really really really awesome! I love the scenery there! At night, we went to Queensbay Mall. Its quite big... almost as the same as Midvalley I guess... We had our dinner there. For the first time I ate Thailand food. Not bad!

On the second day, we went to Georgetown and from there, we just walked based on the map. We managed to go to Chowrasta, Kapitan Keling and etc. We had our lunch at Nasi Kandar Line Clear, and I believed Ameer enjoyed the lunch very well. He really wanted to eat there! At night, we decided just to stay at hotel and packed all those stuff because our flight was at 0700am. We woke up at 0500am and leave Penang. Sorry I don't have photos and its only a fews. But, I did enjoy my trip. Maybe Kedah next time... ^_________^

Sunday, July 10, 2011


A kafir guy asked a muslim: Why do your women cover up their body and hair?

The muslim guy smiled and got two sweets, he opened the first one and kept the other one closed. He threw them both on the dusty floor and asked the kafir: 

If I asked you to take one of the sweets which one u will choose?

The kafir replied: The covered one.

Then the muslim man said: That's how we treat our muslim women..

Saturday, July 9, 2011

[.Monte Carlo.]

Ok. Before I off to bed, I would like to put my thought on the recent movie that I watched last wednesday with Najib. Since living in the hostel is so 'fantastic', Najib and I went out and we decided to watch Monte Carlo. It was actually suggested by Najib at first. I was thinking of watching malay film but the timing was not so okay since Najib finished his class at 1.30pm. Actually few hours before I had time to look for the trailer and seriously I was mesmerised with the trailer. The story line also seemed catching my attention. Overall, I would say Monte Carlo was awesome. For those who do not know, Monte Carlo was loosely based on the novel Headhunters by Jules Bass.

Monte Carlo, starring Selena Gomez, Leighton Meester and Katy Cassidy as the main characters. Their acting were so great! damn great! Especially Katy Cassidy! There were acting beautifully that made the movie so romantic and sweet for those who are in love! Seriously! I would like to recommend to all to watch this movie. If you want to show your love. Do bring your lover to watch this movie and believe me, you won't regret! So enjoy the show people! :)

[.relax, take it easy.]

There is an answer to the darkest times.
It’s clear we don’t understand but the last thing on my mind
Is to leave you.
I believe that we’re in this together.
Don’t scream – there are so many roads left.

Relax, take it easy
For there is nothing that we can do.
Relax, take it easy
Blame it on me or blame it on you.

Assalam and hye guys... I'm not that stable now... my feeling mix up with things inside my head. I could feel that I had lost something in me... something that was in me before... my happiness is not the same as before. The sense of it changed differently. Everything has changed... and I.........

"... relax, take it easy JAAZLI... " 

Monday, July 4, 2011

[.Am I right?.]

Somehow, I do agree... :(