Assalāmu ‛Alaykum Wa Rahmatullāhi Wa Barakātuhu.
This one is DEEP. May Allah make it be of benefit to us, Amin.
Once Umar bin al-Khattab radi allahu `anhu (may Allaah be pleased with him) was walking in the market, he passed by a man who was supplicating,
“O Allah, make us of Your ‘few’…
Bumi itu penuh barokah
Kira kanan syahid syuhadah
Bayi wanita orang tua dibelah
Tika nafas ditarik balik tersenyum indah
Jangan ditangis mereka yang tiada
Meninggalnya mereka bukan suka-suka
Namun dapat hadiah berharga
Dari Tuhan Pemilik semesta
Mereka kuat lagi gagah
Tiap hari tak pernah…
Drawing for Happiness with @jiranarong
For more photos and videos of Jiranarong’s illustrations, follow @jiranarong on Instagram.
“I use a lot of drawing techniques, but right now I especially love watercolor and ink,” says Bangkok art director and illustrator Jiranarong Wongsoontorn (@jiranarong). While Jiranarong uses various online channels to share his daily snaps, Instagram has become a place for him to showcase photos and “making-of” videos of his artwork.
Jiranarong’s favorite themes to draw are things that make him feel joyous and peaceful, such as children, flowers and cats. “The main concept of my work is happiness, which means that the photos and videos I share are also made from my happiness,” he explains. When capturing his artistic expressions, he also uses natural light to show the texture of his paper and bring out extra liveliness in his illustrations.
Through Instagram, Jiranarong feels that he is sharing more than just images of his drawings: “I’m very glad to know that many of my followers can feel the same happiness through my work—I am often inspired and learning new things from the people I’m following as well.”
Originally found on: invitetoislam
"A successful marriage requires falling in love many times, always with the same person. "
You are able to struggle to get high grades, sacrifice things that you love to do just that you can give good reputation to yourself infront of your family and friends, that you are able to withstand the pain of letting go of your beloved ones for the sake that you earn some position and status in the society. Are you this hungry for fame and name?
Are these things worth it when you know its temporary? Have you ever thought how you can struggle too much for the luxury of dunya and not for a minute think of the luxuries of your akhirah?
Why do you struggle too much for it when its just a matter of days? Why can you not struggle to do something in obedience to Allaah in which it’s reward awaits for you in the akhirah when we will mostly need it? Why can’t you try to do things that indeed will make Allaah pleased with you? Didn’t you know that once you pleased Allaah, that’s true happiness there?
But no even if you have knowledge of that, you continue to disobey Him, you continue walking to the path where with every step is a step towards the end of the road where you will fall down drowning to your doom.
O you astray soul, let me remind you of what Allāh says in a Hadith Qudsi;
“O son of Adam, I do not forget the person who disobeys Me, so how can I forget someone who obeys Me?”
So ask yourself, when will you start obeying? When will you start walking away from dunya and then journey to the path of Allaah?
It’s never too late, the doorway to Allaah is always open, question is will you enter or lock it away?
In the other side, my brothers and sisters in Islam, most of us face so much struggles because we stand firm to our deen, so i let me tell you that;
I know its been so hard already but you kept struggling because you know its worth it that Allaah is worth everything, so keep a little bit more faith, you’re there, go on, walk on this path to Allaah, and let not anyone discourage you when you revive a sunnah or follow the sunnah.
Do not give up and never give up when you know it is for the pleasure of Allaah.
in sha Allaah Allaah will reward you for your patience and perseverance.
and He says;
“So patiently persevere: for verily the promise of Allāh is true: nor let those shake thy firmness, who have (themselves) no certainty of faith.”
[Surat Ar-Rūm 30:60]
and we pray that Allaah sends down His Guidance and Protection upon us that we find in our hearts the love for pleasing Allaah. in sha Allaah.