need allah

Because this, right here? Needs to be talked about. Everything about this scene, every shot, every cut, speaks volumes.

From the way Sana worms her way past the people at the party to enter the bathroom, and as soon as the door shuts, the music stops. Because from here, her preparation for Salah has begun. She’s in a whole different mindset from here on out.

She performs the Wudhu (ablution), which is needed to done, before reading the Salah. From her actions, you can see her performing the same actions of washing her hands, her face, gargling etc, 3 times, because that is how the Wudhu is performed. This isn’t the complete Wudhu, there’s more bits to it, but you can get the rough idea.

Then, she squeezes her way past people, being extremely cautious that nothing and no one touches her, because now that she is in a clean state of performing Salah, even the slightest bit of uncleanliness touching her, like alcohol, etc, would mean she would have to do her Wudhu again.

After she enters the room, she takes her phone out, and like most Muslims, she will have a compass app on her phone, that, when she uses, will inform her which direction the Qiblah (the Ka’abah in Makkah) is in, since it is the direction we face to pray our Salah in.

Once she finds it, she places the mat into position, and shuts her eyes. This is the final bit of worldly contact she will have, before she has to cut herself off, and go into direct, one to one communication with Allah. Her closing her eyes? That is her focusing, or rather, switching her focus, from worldly, to Allah, and Allah only.

She raises her hands, and that’s the sign that she is now in Salah, reading Salah. And notice the way we can HEAR Sana pray. That’s something I have NEVER seen happen on TV, EVER before, where we can HEAR the person pray. And it’s just silence. Pure silence. Nothing but Sana in direct communication with Allah, talking to Allah, praising Allah, asking Allah to guide her.

And the final part, where she goes down into Sujood, where she places her head on the floor? That is the ULTIMATE position of worship. That position signifies just how much we need our Allah, how we’re literally, on the floor, in worship of him, prostrating, needing his assistance, his guidance. 

Talk about this scene. Talk about it. Because this? Is HUGE.

when you feel as if you can’t escape from all your worries, remember that Yunus alayhi salaam was trapped inside the belly of a whale.

now imagine how scary this is. it’s like being stuck in an elevator deep down in a mine, without a button or the ability to scream for help. but far more worse.

and still, after all, Allah had the Power and Mercy on him to let him out.

so what makes you think He can’t do the same for you?

May Allah heal the broken hearts. The ones who are silent, who cannot express their pain. The ones who are tired of torment. The ones who need a break. May Allah put an end to your sadness, may He put a smile on your face. Ameen

Kids, women, men, uncles, aunts, couples and friends were on their way to get themselves some ice cream after a hot day of fasting. Instead of returning home to their loved ones; they returned to their Almighty Allah (swt)

This is tragically. May they rest in peace. My heart and soul is with their family and friends. 


30 May 2017/4 Ramadan 1438 

Al-Fatiha 

Some days you just need to talk to Allah. Pour everything out, even if it makes no sense. Allah understands. Allah knows even the things you forget to mention. Allah hears, Allah sees. Never forget that.

Here comes June.

1. Tak ada bahagia di masa lalu. Yang ada cumalah keindahan dalam kenangan yang takkan berulang lagi. Move on.

2. Kehilangan adalah untuk menemukan. Bila kita kehilangan sesuatu inshaallah Tuhan akan menemukan kita dengan yang lebih baik. Redha.

3. Yang terlepas dari kita itu mungkin bukan yang terbaik. Kerana yang terbaik itu tak boleh diganti. Terima kehilangan inshaallah akan ada yang lebih baik berganti. Sabar.

4. There’s no undo button in life. We can only learn, so we can change to be better.

5. We can’t take back what we’ve done. We can’t undo the past, cause the future keeps coming at us. We can only move forward.

6. Keep the past in the past. Move on. Learn from it, from our mistakes. What’s done is done, and the future is our to choose now, for better or worse.

7. Fight for the right cause. For the right person. Or else you gonna get hurt.

8. People can fail us. So don’t depend on them too much.

9. We hurt. We break. We bleed. But sometimes, going through all of that will make ourselves right. And change us to be better. So keep going. Don’t give up.

10. Just because things go wrong, it doesn’t mean we can’t fix it. It’s on us to take everything that wrong, and make it go right. It’s on us to try.

11. Our regret and frustration can rot us from the inside, if we decide to let it. Don’t let that happen to you.

12. We can start over. Every day, we get second chances to become better. We can decide. It’s never too late to change.

13. We can leave our past behind or we can learn from it.

14. No one wants to be left out in the loneliness, rejected and alone. That’s why you have Allah. He always listen to you. So make a du'a.

15. You can’t be scared of what’s next. Have faith that Allah will give you what is best. If you get hurt, you don’t have to go through it alone.

16. Think before you act or you will get into trouble.

17. Memories, no matter how painful it is, it is our most valuable possessions. Learn from it. They made us who we are.

18. Nobody is perfect or complete. That’s why we need Allah. That’s why we need to build up good relation with people.

19. Yang berlalu tak berulang, tapi tak semestinya kita tak boleh dapatkan yang lebih baik di masa hadapan. Masa kita memang singkat, tapi dalam masa yang singkat itu inshaallah kita boleh buat sesuatu yang baik dan bermakna.

20. Berikan masa pada doa dan takdir. Seduka mana pun kita, bahagia akan hadir juga - jika hati dan iman tetap berpaut pada-Nya.

21. Kadang-kadang tempat yang baik untuk memulakan sesuatu yang baru adalah pada penghujung / pengakhiran sesuatu. Tapi tak ramai yang nampak perkara tu, sebaliknya masih cuba membaiki perkara yang dah berlalu, yang dah tak boleh diubah.

22. Yang terbaik itu dalam rahsia Allah. Maka minta pada DIA, bukan merayu pada manusia.

23. Accept who you are. Accept your mistake. Then inshaAllah you’ll be better.

24. We have to accept everything, either good or bad, either smile or tears, either happiness or sorrow. Why? Because there’s lesson in everything.

25. Kadang Allah menjarakkan kita daripada orang tertentu, supaya kita tak terluka lebih dalam. Jangan bersedih kalau ditinggalkan, diabaikan, dijauhi. Kerana Allah tak pernah meninggalkan kita, tak pernah mengabaikan kita, tak pernah menjauhi kita. Carilah DIA, cuma DIA.

26. Time heals. And ending could be a good place to start something new.

27. Save your heart and yourself for yourself.

- sederhanaindah

p/s : Salam ramadan dan selamat melaksanakan ibadah berpuasa. Stay good!

وَإِن تَتَوَلَّوْا يَسْتَبْدِلْ قَوْمًا غَيْرَكُمْ ثُمَّ لَا يَكُونُوا أَمْثَالَكُم

“And if you turn away [from Islam and the obedience of Allāh], He will exchange you for some other people, and they will not be your likes.”

(Qur'ān – Sūrah Muhammad 47:38)

When you need something, Allah knows. When you ask, He listens. When you believe, He works. When you’re thankful, He blesses more. Isn’t He sufficient for you?