Friday, December 25, 2009


Preacher's are suppose to preach and teach believers how to move closer to Allah. On special days like jumuat it would be opportune if the first thing that a preacher would discuss will be about how to pray and the content of the prayer. The step by step process of praying instead of discussing trivialities. And preachings should not be very long that almost all the worshippers will fall asleep because the time for obligatory prayer was spent for preaching uninteresting topics.

Many believers in the Mosque I have attended does not know how to pray. It is a pity that believers desire to talk personally to Allah has not been addressed well by those knowlegeables. Many have not memorized important parts of the prayer. So, as I have noticed, they did not get what they were asking for from Allah swa. What a pity!

Tuesday, December 1, 2009


After having transferred to a bigger, better space for living, I began to realize what I have been missing. First, living in the vicinity of the Mosque is really very nice. Second, having more space to move around gave me a relax living environment. Third, I began to take notice of almost anything I have been using in the house especially my cooking fuel. Funny, but true, I have learned to cook the easy way on a stove with gas in tank for years now because of convenience. But, this methane gas are products of microorganisms if not fecal materials of animals. How on earth could I make my food HALAL and say "Bismillah"!

I remember in the Qur'an, Allah subhana wata Allah said that we may utilize wood that are not bearing fruits for consumption for fuel. So, in as much as the area does not allow so much smoke emissions in the air I decided to use charcoal. Charcoal from wood emits only white smoke when properly kindled. Food cook in it is just super. I can say "Bismillah". Otherwise, I use electricity. I hope someday I will have solar cells to power my cooking other than charcoal.