Tuesday, May 15, 2012

Sedia payung sebelum hujan. Sedia amalan sebelum mati.

Updated: 16 Rejab 1433H / 6 Jun 2012M, Ra.
7 Rejab 1433H / 28 Mei 2012M, Isn.

23 Jamadilakhir 1433H, Se.



Sedia payung (= berpayung) sebelum hujan.

Takrif:
Berjaga-jaga dulu sebelum mendapat sesuatu bencana.

Sumber: Kamus Istimewa Peribahasa Melayu


"Sedia payung sebelum hujan" is a Malay proverb which translate as "Prepare umbrella before rain". It means "vigilance before calamity".


My late grandfather said (when he was threatened), as narrated by my uncle:
I die only once, and it is not decided by you (referring to the person who threatened him).

And he wasn't joking.
English translation of Sura al-Baqara, verse 28 by Abdullah Yusuf Ali:
How can ye reject the faith in Allah?- seeing that ye were without life, and He gave you life; then will He cause you to die, and will again bring you to life; and again to Him will ye return. (28)

Terjemahan Bahasa Melayu bagi Surah al-Baqarah, ayat 28:
Bagaimana kamu tergamak kufur (mengingkari) Allah padahal kamu dahulunya mati (belum lahir), kemudian Ia menghidupkan kamu; setelah itu Ia mematikan kamu, kemudian Ia menghidupkan kamu pula (pada hari akhirat); akhirnya kamu dikembalikan kepadaNya (untuk diberi balasan bagi segala yang kamu kerjakan). (28)


Some might ask:
Is smoking Haram?
--Yes.

Is it (smoking) written in the Quran?
--Directly: No. Indirectly: Yes.

English translation of Sura al-Baqara, verse 195 by Abdullah Yusuf Ali:
And spend of your substance in the cause of Allah, and make not your own hands contribute to (your) destruction; but do good; for Allah loveth those who do good. (195)

Terjemahan Bahasa Melayu bagi Surah al-Baqarah, ayat 195:
Dan belanjakanlah (apa yang ada pada kamu) kerana (menegakkan) ugama Allah, dan janganlah kamu sengaja mencampakkan diri kamu ke dalam bahaya kebinasaan (dengan bersikap bakhil); dan baikilah (dengan sebaik-baiknya segala usaha dan) perbuatan kamu; kerana sesungguhnya Allah mengasihi orang-orang yang berusaha memperbaiki amalannya. (195)

So who ruled smoking Haram?
--Fatwa.

Where's the fatwa?
-- From Malaysia (one of the countries that have ruled the fatwa):
"The 37th Muzakarah (Conference) of the Fatwa Committee National Council of Islamic Religious Affairs Malaysia held on 23rd March 1995 has discussed on smoking from the perspective of Islam. The Committee has decided that smoking is prohibited in Islam because it is harmful."
Merokok Dari Pandangan Islam



Listen to the detailed explanation by Brother Abu Mussab Wajdi Akkari on how and why smoking is haram, here:


Wednesday, May 2, 2012

Asma ul-Husna: Text and background color combination

10 Jamadilakhir 1433H, Ra.

Need the best color combination before i re-do and complete the list of 99 names. See the post, here: Asma ul-Husna [1-10].

Am not color-blind... probably just color-insensitive. Thus need help picking the color combo. Pay attention to the combination of font color and background color. The poll is at the end of the post. Can pick multiple, so pick the one(s) you like. The pic with the most votes will be used for the list.

The picture captions are the Arabic text (numerator) and background (denominator) color codes in HTML notation.

"Thank you" in advance.

Pic 1 - 000000 (text) / b1eae3 (background).


Pic 2 - 000000 / c3fff9.


Pic 3 - ebfc24 / 007114.


Pic 4 - ffffff / 490262.


Pic 5 - ebfc24 / a433c0.


Pic 6 - 000000 / eeeeee.


Pic 7 - ebfc24 / ea0e43.


Asma ul-Husna: Text Color & Background Color Combination Poll


Got other color combinations to suggest? Write in comments.

"Poll in Blogger post" was created as taught here: How to add Poll to Blogger Post?

To check color combination compatibility, go here: Colour Contrast Check