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A Note From MeSelf
Just My Bla Bla Bla Journal
Saturday, 16 August 2008
My
Mood:  cool
I woke up at 2am for a road trip and saw the msg from one of my yahoogroup. Couldn't resist to write in my piece of mind. The article is below what I wrote. 
 
Assalamualaikum,

How I wish the business world has no lies and deceit. (Nuff said on politics world) But sadly, it happens day in and day out. 

How we can make a difference? 

Maybe if every single one of us, that understand this article, do our part by doing our business honestly and with always remembering our action are every second recorded by the angels documenting every move we make, we can make a small leap to having a better world. 

Subhanallah, Allah s.w.t.  has granted us to be Muslim at birth. Be one. Understand as one. Live as one. The rezki will come in many ways. The Halal one that is. 

Alhamdulillah, I may not be rich in kind lest having my own home. Having 5 kids. Being the sole breadwinner. Having not a steady income but still avoided jobs that related to haraam circumstances. Always look at jobs I took as helping the person involved instead of monetary gain first. What is most importance is having a clear conscience,  a beauty that only that person can feel. Any suffering incurred along in life always has hikmah lies in between.  We just need to look at it in a different perspective. The rezki will always be there.

When we look at things differently and always pull ourselves into perspectives and start asking why it happened positively, we can have the joy of less stress and have a more happier time which equal to less blood pressure equal to a healthy mind equal to faster recovery. :-)  It is all in the mind, and we can start but doing less lies and deceit. 

Forget changing the world as the world revolved on how we lead our daily life. So start THINKING as a true Muslim if DOING what Muslim is required of is kinda a big deal to some of us. You will start to feel better.

My 5-cent worth. (2-cent not applicable anymore in Malaysia)

-bob

 
_________
 
From: Saadiah Binte Awek <cofsa@nus.edu. sg>
Subject: FW: [DDN] "Tell them Daddy's not home!!"
To: "Saadiah 2nd Email" <diah_119074@ yahoo.com>
Date: Friday, 15 August, 2008, 8:21 AM

From: DDN@yahoogroups. com [mailto:DDN@ yahoogroups. com] On Behalf Of fatimah khan
Sent: Wednesday, August 13, 2008 5:34 PM
To: goodnight
Subject: [DDN] "Tell them Daddy's not home!!"

 

"Tell them Daddy's not home!!"

The different forms of lying --by Asma bint Shameem

"So you see," said Hamza's father as he finished reading the storybook, "A Muslim never lies and always tells the truth. That's what Islam teaches us."

Just then, the telephone bell rang sharply in the house. As little Hamza ran to answer it, his father called out, "If it is for me, tell them Daddy is not home!!" 
Subhaan Allah!
 
This is just one the scenarios in our everyday lives. We claim to be Muslims and unhesitatingly say that we are proud to follow it, but when it comes to putting our words into actions, unfortunately, we are far from it. We teach our children one thing but we do another. We preach piety but we ourselves don't practice it.

We lie in our everyday lives and in our dealings with everyone yet we are totally unaware of it. 
There are many of us who, pray and fast, and are the first to criticize others. But our practical lives are full of all forms of lying, fraud and dishonesty. And we see examples of such lying left and right, day in and day out. 
 
And lying doesn't just mean out rightly telling untruths to someone on their face. Lying includes all kinds of 'little white lies', deceit, deceptions and forgery.


So, telling your kid to say "Daddy's not home' when, in fact, you are right there is absolutely a from of lying.

 

  •  And not fulfilling your promises on purpose, when you had the power to do so, is a form of lying.

 

  •  And cheating in the exams is a form of lying.

 

  •  Your 'friend' marking you present, although you were absent, is another form of lying.

 

  •  Faking a 'doctor's note' when in reality, you were not sick, you just overslept or were too lazy to go to work or school is also lying.

 

  •  Telling the cop that your wife is having surgery or your kid is sick, (or whatever else excuses one can think of) when he pulls you over for speeding is also lying.

 

  •  Dishonesty in your business dealings as well as in your interaction with others is lying.

 

  • Giving false witness is one of the gravest forms of lying.

 

  • Making a false claim that your injury happened at work, although it didn't, so that you could get compensation is lying.

 

  • Pretending to be of low income and applying for government aid, although you are not in need of it, is another form of lying and deception.

 

  • Forging or altering university certificates to get a job or visa, is just plain and simple, lying and fraud.

 

  •   Altering a bill to 'save' some money or for insurance purposes or some other kind of personal gain is also trickery and deceit.

 


And the list goes on and on....... 
 
We forget that Ibaadah doesn't mean just praying and fasting. TRUE Ibaadahincludes our 'Mu'amalaat' , how we deal with others, Muslims as well as non-Muslims, our manners and our behavior.


We forget that lying is on of the MAJOR SINS.


The Prophet (Sal Allahu Alaiyhi wa Sallam) said: "Shall I not tell you of the greatest of major sins?" 
They said: Yes, O Messenger of Allah. He said: "Association of others with Allah, disobedience towards one's parents" – and he was reclining, but he SAT UP and said: "And false speech and false witness."


And we forget that lying is one of the signs of the hypocrites.


The Prophet (Sal Allaahu Alaiyhi wa Sallam) said: "The signs of the hypocrite are three: when he speaks, he lies, when he makes a promise he breaks it, and when he is entrusted with something he breaks that trust." (al-Bukhaari, Muslim)


We also forget that any apparent 'gain' that we get from all these forms of lying is not actually any gain at all.

Actually, any money that we earn or save is all haraam because we didn't earn it lawfully. And it is one of the reasons why dua is rejected by Allah Subhaanahu wa Ta'ala.

 Remember the Hadeeth of the Prophet (Sal Allaahu Alaiyhi wa Sallam): "Then he mentioned a man who had been traveling for a long time and was dishevelled and dusty; he stretches out his hands towards the heavens and says, 'O Lord, O Lord', but his food is haraam, his drink is haraam, his clothing is haraam. He is nourished by haraam, so how can his du'aa' be accepted?" (Muslim)


And one of the biggest harms of lying is that it is the key to the door of Hellfire.

The Prophet (Sal Allaahu Alaiyhi wa Sallam) said: "Beware of telling lies, for lying leads to immorality and immorality leads to Hellfire. A man will keep telling lies and striving to tell lies until he is recorded with Allah as a liar." (Muslim
 
Thus we as Muslims, must learn to recognize the different forms of lying as we come across them. We must realize what being truthful really means. It means speaking the truth and saying and doing things that reflect reality.We have to remember the gravity of sin involved in lying and strive to the best of our ability to tell the truth under all circumstances, no matter what the outcome.


If you fear Allah, He will find ways out of all difficulties for you and provide for you from means you never even imagined.


"And whosoever fears Allah and keeps his duty to Him, He will make a way for him to get out (from every difficulty). And He will provide him from (sources) he never could imagine. And whosoever puts his trust in Allah, then He will suffice him. Verily, Allah will accomplish his purpose. Indeed Allah has set a measure for all things." (Surah Talaaq:2-3

Isn't the above ayah enough reminder for us??!!


"O you who believe! Be afraid of Allah, and be with those who are TRUE (in word and deeds)." [al-Tawbah:119]


'Leave that which makes you doubt for that which does not make you doubt, for truthfulness is certainty and tranquillity, whilst lying is doubt and confusion." (Saheeh- al-Tirmidhi, al-Nisaa'i, and Ahmad)

Not a word does he (or she) utter, but there is a watcher by him ready (to record it)."
[Qaaf, v:18]
Taken from IslamTrue Group 
 

 

O Allah! Guide us, make our intentions sincereaccept our deeds, answer our prayers, and make us of those who are patient. 

Posted by bobazhar at 4:44 AM JST
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Friday, 27 June 2008
Hello all
Mood:  happy
Topic: A Note From MeSelf

Hi all,

 Seems the blog hype finally catch up on me LOLZ Will be adding some stuff especially my 3 weeks stay in hospital. A lot of story there. So be ready to see some gory pics LOLZ

 BTW I  still haven't recovered yet. Hopefully I will be up and running in a few weeks time. 


Posted by bobazhar at 10:38 AM JST
Updated: Friday, 27 June 2008 10:45 AM JST
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