Tuesday, May 31, 2016

.: A moment :.

A reminder.

 穆夫提 蒙克

A reflection.
10.49am, Malaysian Time

Friday, May 27, 2016

.: Tadabbur Qur'an :.

1 juz a day with Ustadh Nouman Ali Khan.

If you're planning to read and understand the Qur'an this Ramadan but don't have enough time to go through the entire text and translation then spare some time and listen to the short explanation of some verses from each Juz each day. It will hardly take 5 to 10 minutes!

Juz 1: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pt9fUcL8njY 
Juz 2: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gWZDVYom3RE  
Juz 3: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wFsYnwI6zEA  
Juz 4: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=h2kwFI7bKi0  
Juz 5: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9C6QyjX53cg  
Juz 6: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KVh-W6CjIOc  
Juz 7: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tXsMMj7m9tQ  
Juz 8: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6NFo35g7zo8  
Juz 9: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2i80milYJAc  
Juz 10: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RlKDxmw466Y  
Juz 11: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Btsvfuu2eE4  
Juz 12: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=K1uQ1l4LQFE  
Juz 13: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eThSNtJe7SY  
Juz 14: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Vvn2WCO_zPg  
Juz 15: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3xOK85qRQ_o  
Juz 16: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WAwI1MvBViE  
Juz 17: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=x9nMCACgvqk  
Juz 18: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=y5YpDilwN04  
Juz 19: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=T_DMb8o32c8  
Juz 20: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DzSDr5xiGIE  
Juz 21: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0qAhT7MV0Fg  
Juz 22: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bFUACCm25ok  
Juz 23: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PKFc1o8Yvzk  
Juz 24: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=R6XHHcbcitI  
Juz 25: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iLvV_1JT2Ik  
Juz 26: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=v_zrDh9Ny8g  
Juz 27: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kvUU1g4i2bk  
Juz 28: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xJRf_4tojx4 
Juz 29: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ugx4MZK3EGQ
Juz 30: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9JL09VjJQWE 
Note: Please forward and help your fellow Muslims to understand some portions of the Qur'an this Ramadan. InshaAllah. Allah will reward immensely the person who took the time to compose this message and us too for spreading something beneficial.

Almost Ramadhan.
11.54am, Malaysian Time

Friday, May 20, 2016

.: 莱麦丹月P4 :.

Share the khayr.

Alhamdulillah, I am thankful that the designs for the simple guide to Ramadhan in Mandarin Chinese reading materials can be completed ahead of time. There are 3 designs to choose from and you may print the reading materials as a booklet, leaflet or poster. 

A few things I would like to highlight: I do not copyright the materials and you are not required to credit me. Also, please take note that the guide should not be used for commercial purposes. All I ask is for you to share it out and if possible, kindly make dua for all of those who were involved in this project. I thank you in advance on behalf of the team. Only Allah can reward you for your goodness and I pray may He bless you abundantly, ameen.

Guidelines on how to save the image(s):
  1. Kindly click on the image.
  2. You will be directed to another page. 
  3. Right click on the image and choose option "save as". 
  4. You may then save the image to your hard drive and circulate it among your network via printing it, emailing it, posting it on your website or preferred social media platforms. 
  5. If you prefer the .pdf version, kindly email me at hajar.alwi@gmail.com and insha'Allah I will send it to you.
Version 1

Version 2

Version 3

Feedbacks, suggestions and constructive criticisms are most welcome. Insha'Allah the guide will be improved from time to time. 

Friday baraqah.
12.44noon, Malaysian Time

Wednesday, May 18, 2016

.: 莱麦丹月P3 :.


Chinese Muslim calligraphy in the Sinic (Chinese) Arabic script by Haji Yousaf Chen Jinhui

伊斯兰的斋戒并非是一种单纯的节食行为、更不是傍晚开斋时的大吃大喝或是一项娱乐活动,也不是把钱过多地花费在装饰家里的房间,购买衣服和点心上。 当然,烟花也绝对和斋月没有任何关系。



莱麦丹月P1: 又是一年的斋月!


10.19am, Malaysian Time

Monday, May 16, 2016

.: 莱麦丹月P2 :.


Chinese Muslim calligraphy in the Sinic (Chinese) Arabic script by Imam Haji Abdul Hakim @ Liu Jing Yi 


莱麦丹月是《古兰经》降示时的月份。在公元610年莱麦丹月,真主降示古兰予穆圣。《古兰经》是真主(给这个世界的)最后启示。它教导世人真理,引导人们在正确的道路上以获得今世与后世真正的成功。在斋月中, 穆斯林们多多诵念古兰经,以便更加接近真主,很多穆斯林至少通读完一遍《古兰经》。一些《古兰经》集体诵读活动,通常会在家庭,办公室,学校,以及清真寺中举办。

莱麦丹月P1: 又是一年的斋月!

1.22pm, Malaysian Time

Saturday, May 14, 2016

.: 莱麦丹月P1 :.


Chinese Muslim calligraphy in the Sinic (Chinese) Arabic script by Haji Noor Deen Mi





11.55am, Malaysian Time

Thursday, May 12, 2016

.: 斋月 :.


With the coming of Ramadhan, a few friends have come together to create a simple guide to Ramadhan in Mandarin Chinese with some basic information about the blessed month because sometimes, people want to understand why Muslims can get so hyped about the month of Ramadhan. Logically speaking, why would masses of people develop the adrenaline rush for a whole month of fasting? Hopefully, the guide would be able to shed some light. 

The main purpose of doing it in Mandarin Chinese is purely to reach out to this particular segment as I often get queried by my Chinese friends, who at times despite some being English literate, still prefer to digest certain information in their own native language. I suppose that speaks for most of us. 

In the next few days, insha'Allah I will share extracts of the guide on this blog. The actual leaflet will be shared as a concluding post and can be downloaded under "The Extras" section. Do feel free to download or share the khayr with others. Also, kindly inform me if there are discrepancies in the information shared in the leaflet. 

First post coming up soon, insha'Allah. 

Jazakumu'Allahu khairan.
9.29am, Malaysian Time

Wednesday, May 11, 2016

.: Ahoy Hanoi :.

The veil.

We were in the vegetarian restaurant. The waiter, a strapping young lad who could possibly pass as a college student handed us our menus. Famished, we started discussing on what we should have for dinner on our first night in Hanoi, somewhat a little oblivious to the lad who was still standing there waiting for our order.

After a while, the lad said:

"I like that. That thing that you wear on your head. It looks very nice. Are you Muslim?" 

"Yes, yes we are Muslims. Thank you."

We managed to talk a little more with him. As we had thought, he is currently a student at one of the local universities. The waiter job is his part-time work. Not only does the job enable him to gain extra pocket money and working experience, the job also enables him to improve on his English and communication skills. 

Sometimes I wonder, if I could turn back time and go through it allover again, would I have been as resourceful as him when I was at his age?

The Tamarind Cafe, serving contemporary vegetarian cuisine.

Hope he is doing well there.
4.48pm, Malaysian Time

Thursday, May 5, 2016

.: 森林城市 :.

Forest City.

Staying in the southern state, one cannot stay completely oblivious to the rapid development that is currently taking place. One of the developments that has been buzzing in the property scene is Forest City by Country Garden

As someone who is nearly clueless about property markets, I have zilch idea about the developer. Thankfully, my significant other managed to shed some light. The said developer is renowned in China and this particular project is slated to be 'the' project. How huge is this project? Developed on man-made islands, it was recently declared as a free-trade area.

What will this entail? Will there be an influx of foreigners, foreign investors and foreign companies? Abundance in new jobs and opportunities for locals? Better and more systematic transportation systems and infrastructures? Only time, only time will tell.

On my part, I have been to Forest City twice and indeed, it is impressive. Would I like to stay there? This depends on my significant other. For now, I am thankful with wherever I am, Alhamdulillah.

Massive development. 
2.36pm, Malaysian Time