Feb 18, 2010

A nice song by Talib al-Habib =)


Recently, I just listened to this song. That song is Rahma by Talib al-Habib. It is really a nice song and I like this song on the first time I listen to it (thanks to Saefullah for promoting the link at Facebook). For you information, this song focused on a hadith. Here is the hadith:

The Messenger of Allah (Allah bless him & give him peace) said,

The merciful are shown mercy by the All-Merciful. Have mercy to those on earth, and the Lord of the Heavens will have mercy upon you.

عن عبد اللَّه بن عمرو رضي الله عنهما قال: قال رسول الله صلى الله
عليه وسلم: الراحمون يرحمهم الرحمن، ارحموا من في الأرض يرحمكم من في

But I dont know who is Talib al-Habib. I bet some of you dont know him too. To be frank, the western nasheed artist that I know are Yusuf Islam, Maher Zain and Sami Yusuf only(I guess).

Who is Talib al-Habib?

Talib al-Habib was born in London in 1976 and grew up in Manchester, before moving to South Africa with his family for a ten year stay. It was here that he met his spiritual guide and began traversing the path of traditional Islam - the methodology of uniting the practical, intellectual and experiential facets of religion - under his instruction. He later returned to the UK in early 2002.

His distinctive style of inshad arises from a ten year childhood association with the Manchester Boy’s Choir, where he received vocal and technical training.

He began composing spiritual poetry and songs at the age of sixteen, and has continued to do so ever since. In early 2004, he was encouraged to compile a collection of English-language spiritual songs, which has culminated in ‘Songs of Innocence,’ an intensely personal journey into the experiential dimensions of Islam. He is also an author of three books of Islamic spirituality and ethics.

Talib has been a student of the sacred sciences for several years, which he pursues both through the traditional method of sitting with a shaykh, as well as through more contemporary approaches. He hopes to one day continue his studies at the classical centres of learning. Talib al-Habib is a takhallus (pen-name) meaning, ‘seeker of the beloved.’ Currently, he lives in the West Midlands, where he practises as a Medical Doctor specialising in Psychiatry. He is married with two young daughters. (source= Nur al-Habib)

Yes, he is a doctor and at the same time, he is also a singer.

His Albums

1) Songs of Innocence - 2004

Songs of Innocence is a collection of eight original English-language songs from Talib al-Habib. Its subject matter has been aptly described as, 'love of Allah, love of his Prophet, love of teacher, love of family, and love of mankind.' Adapted from a series of poems composed over ten years, they were set to music in a six month period following Ramadhan 1425, in response to the encouragement of several nasheed artists. Talib drew on his childhood experiences of choral singing in arranging the songs, and utilised the daff for percussion after consultation with recognised scholars of traditional Islam.

The Songs:

Salat al-Badriyya
Songs of Innocence
Hayya 'ala-salat
Beloved Nabi
Gift of Life
Ya Habibi Sayyidi

2) Rahma -2006

An anthology of exquisite nasheeds based entirely on Hadith, that will inspire the soul to contemplation of Allah and love of Islam. This album is an invaluable educational resource, introducing children to the sayings of the blessed Prophet (saws) through song an invaluable educational resource, introducing children to the sayings of the blessed Prophet (saws) through song.

The Songs:

Light of the Dawn
Rahma - the Hadith of Mercy
Tasbih - the Seedlings of Paradise
Tauhid - Unity
Knowledge is Light
Iman - the Articles of Faith
Hilya - a pen-potrait of the Prophet(s)
Kalimatan - The Seal of Bukhari

3) Song of the Wayfarer

Talib al-Habib's eagerly awaited new release, Song of the Wayfarer is an epic album based around the concept of the journey to Allah. With the anthemic 'al-Habib', classic 'Qasida Burda' and the heartwarming 'Songs of Experience' (written as a response to 'Songs of Innocence'), it is sure to become as widely loved as Talib's other releases.

The Songs:

The Ascension
Travelling Light
Songs of Experience
al-Burda - the chapter of the Mi'raj
The Return

I dont know whether they sell this album here ( in Malaysia) or not. If you want to listen to his songs, just go to youtube or if you want to listen to demo version of this song, just click here.


I want to do a project. InsyaAllah, I will to choose some of his songs and burn it on cd as audio cd. Then, I will distributed the CD for those who wants. I will start this project after I have finished my English course at TLC.

Feb 13, 2010

Adakah anda matang?
dihantar oleh : Ukhti Izzah

Anda dapat bertenang dan bersabar seandainya hajat anda tidak tercapai. Anda mampu menyembunyikan perasaan anda yang luka dan tersinggung oleh seseorang dalam kumpulan dan berlaku sebagai biasa. Anda tidak merasa iri hati bila melihat orang lain dipuji dan disanjung.

Anda dapat menghadapi kebencian orang yang anda benar-benar merasa tidak sewajar dengan mereka. Anda mampu menguasai nafsu gelojoh walaupun anda ingin mendapat perkara yang anda fikir boleh dapat. Anda dapat menahan rasa sakit hati dan malu seandainya anda tidak dapat hidup setaraf dengan rakan sejawat anda yang lain.

Anda terus berlaku adil dan saksama walaupun suasana sekeliling menghalang maksud anda. Anda dapat menerima kritik atau salah faham orang tanpa memperbesar-besarkannya. Anda memandang jauh kedepan, umpamanya dengan sabar menangung kesusahan demi kepentingan masa depan, tanpa merasa resah, bimbang dan ragu.

Anda memberi persetujuan kepada pendapat- pendapat yang anda tidak setujui dalam perdebatan tanpa merasa sakit hati atau tidak senang. Anda berbahagia bersendirian dengan mempunyai satu kegemaran atau hobi yang benar-benar anda minati. Anda mengaku dengan jujur tidak tahu bila anda betul-betul tidak tahu, tanpa merasa malu.

Anda menghadapi orang-orang tua atau orang- orang yang lebih berpengaruh tanpa sentiasa berusaha untuk menimbulkan kesan-kesan negatif. Anda akan cuba melakukan sesuatu dengan sederhana bukannya berlebih-lebihan untuk menunjukkan bahawa anda dapat melakukannya dengan lebih sempurna. Anda dapat mendahulukan kepentingan orang lain walaupun anda tidak merasa senang kerananya.

Anda boleh berlaku wajar dan saksama terhadap orang-orang yang tidak anda sukai. Anda dapat mengujudkan rasa kasih-sayang, cinta atau boleh bersahabat tanpa mendapat tempat yang utama dalam hidup mereka.

Sekiranya anda lelaki, anda dapat bekerjasama atau bersahabat dengan wanita tanpa berfikir bahawa anda adalah lelaki yang jadi idaman setiap wanita.
Sekiranya anda wanita, anda dapat bekerjasama atau bersahabat dengan orang lelaki secara jujur.


- Artikel ni dapat memuhasabahkan diri kita samada kita ni matang atau tidak?

- Saya mengaku yang saya memang tak matang lagi, tp kematangan meningkat selari dengan usia.

- Tak dapat dinafikan yang lelaki memang lambat matang (tak matang2?) berbanding dengan perempuan. Ade orang kate lelaki ni hanya akan matang apabila telah mendirikan rumah tangga. Secara jujurnye, saya lihat tidak ada pon dalam kalangan kawan2 lelaki saya yang betul2 matang. Sematang2 diorang pon, ade jugak perangai yang tak matang tuh.

- Kalu perempuan plak, sesetengah tu amat matang ( macam mak orang) walaupun baru form4/form5. Kenapa ye? Kenapa perempuan cepat matang dari lelaki? Tp, maybe kita just observe dari jauh je, sb tu kata macam tu.

Anyway, these are just my personal opinions. Dont take them seriously. =)

Tp siyesly artikel ni dapat kita sama2 memuhasabahkan diri. Thanks~

Feb 11, 2010

Method to purchase at forum


Today I would like to share the ways to purchase things from forum. Usually I buy at Lowyat and Malaysianbikers. These are several items that I bought:

From Lowyat

  • 2 units Kingmax Super Stick 4GB and 1 unit Kingmax U-Drive 4GB from Alvin Goh
  • USB Home Plug Adapter from ngbh
  • Maxtor Basic 640GB 3.5'' external hard disk from yoongkeen
  • Sony NWZ-S639F 16GB Black mp3 video player from fx2800

From Malaysianbikers

  • Stromberg power booster from hasanal
  • 2 units Xena XR1 disklock and Fieldsheer air pro from David Choo

How to buy?

  1. Decide which item you want to buy.
  2. Compare the prices between the sellers (use PM- private message)
  3. Try to negotiate with the seller.
  4. After you agree with the price, bank in the money into the seller's account. (WARNING: Buy the item from the seller that you think you can trust. Why? How? See below)
  5. Send PM to the seller your name, address and phone number.
  6. Wait for the seller to send the item to you.
  7. The postman/courier-man send the item to you.

Trust seller?

Well, this is the main issue when you are buying things online. I already bank in into somebody's account many times and can I confirm that he will send the item to me? The answer is easy. You must check the seller's reputation before making a deal.

  • Check his previous customer's feedbacks

  • Check his successful deal list

Meaning here, if his customers give credit to him ( positive feedback) and he truly sends the item to his customer ( successful deal list), he can be trusted and there is less probability for him to cheat you.

In a nutshell

Buying from the forum can be fun, but sometimes it can be pain. I personally but from the forum because some item that I bought was much cheaper than in Terengganu and I cant find the item at Terengganu. So, if you want to ask me something about this, I am ready to hear it. Just drop the comment. Also here is the other tips from

p/s: I guess I need to change this blog's template.

Feb 6, 2010

Liverpool 1-0 Everton

It has been a long time since I post something about Liverpool in my blog. Just now, I went to Hazlan and watched the match, but I only watched the 2nd half. Liverpool played pretty good and thanks to Dirk Kuyt whom scored the winning goal. It is his 50th goal for the Liverpool. Liverpool now is in top 4 in the league. If Man City loses the game against Hull and Villa and Tottenham just draw, Liverpool's position will be secured. Ok, here's the match report.

Liverpool made light of losing a man in the first half to beat their local rivals and move, however briefly, back into the top four. Rafa Benítez attracted some derision when he guaranteed his side would secure a Champions League finish, though Liverpool are showing signs of their old solidity and have every chance of turning their season around.

Dirk Kuyt scored the only goal of the game with a straightforward header from a Steven Gerrard corner just before the hour, though inevitably the major talking point was the 18th red card in Premier League-era Merseyside derbies. Referee Martin Atkinson had shown a commendably lenient attitude as both sides went at it hammer and tongs in the first half hour – commendable in that had he applied the letter of the law there may only have been eight players on each side by half-time.

But he erred on the side of generosity in only showing a yellow card to Steven Pienaar for a horrific challenge on Javier Mascherano, and the game had still not settled down into a football contest by the time Marouane Fellaini and Sotirios Kyrgiakos converged on a 50-50 ball in the 33rd minute. Both players went over the top, but whereas Fellaini was lucky to escape unpunished for stamping on the Greek defender's ankle, Kyrgiakos launched himself two-footed into the tackle and was dismissed for ending his opponent's participation.

Anfield howled in protest, but Liverpool actually did quite well with 10 men, with Mascherano excelling as emergency right-back, whileEverton failed to make the most of their numerical superiority despite sending on Michel Arteta as a replacement for Fellaini. Gerrard hit the bar with a free-kick at the end of the first half, before Tim Cahill botched the clearest chance of the game by uncharacteristically missing the target with a free header. When neither Tim Howard nor Phil Neville managed to prevent Kuyt nodding in Gerrard's corner from a stationary position in front of the Everton goalkeeper, the match was over, though not without another bad-tempered outbreak after Gerrard was booked for sliding into the already prostrate Pienaar.

Match Facts

Next Match : vs Arsenal on 10 Feb 2010 ( 3 days to go)

* Some preview about next match:

  • The Reds go in search of their first away victory against the Gunners since Titi Camara helped us to a 1-0 win at Highbury.

  • Arsenal moved to the Emirates in 2006 and it's a venue Liverpool have yet to win at, having secured three draws and suffered two defeats.

  • Arsene Wenger's outfit have already defeated the Reds this season, coming from a goal behind to claim a 2-1 win at Anfield in December.

Simple Ways To Simplify Our Life

Simplicity. In our daily life, have we ever thought on how can we make things simpler, more streamlined, or more efficient? Is there actually ways to simplify thing?

Here are a few ways you can simplify the various aspects of your life:

1. Turn off your cell phone.

2. Process email only twice a day.

3. Go to bed early.

4. Get rid of (or at least reduce) commitments that you do out of obligation.

5. Create a weekly meal plan.

6. Automate your finances.

7. Purge as much unneeded clutter as possible.

8. Keep your paper shredder on top of your recycling bin.

9. Add items you want to a wish list as you think of them.

10. Get a label maker or write labels out by hand.

11. Set your clothes out for the next day the night before.

12. Make your lunch for the next day the night before.

13. Make time to catch up with an old friend.

14. Just say no.

15. Ask for experiences not things for your birthday and Christmas this year.

16. Tell the truth.

17. Keep your list of addresses and phone numbers up to date.

18. Consolidate debt.

19. Create an organizing system that works for you.

20. Keep a bag for garbage in your car.

21. Cary a notebook and pen with you where ever you go.

22. Unsubscribe from emails, newsletters or RSS feeds that don’t provide value anymore.

23. Apologize immediately when you realize you’ve done wrong.

24. Enjoy the present moment as much as you can.

25. Take time to really see the little things in life.

26. Reduce the amount of TV you watch.

27. Get outside.

28. Create morning, daytime, and evening routines.

29. Ask for help.

30. Do things at home as much as possible (eat, date nights, entertain etc.).

31. Don’t get caught up in other people’s drama.

32. Let go of the self-imposed need to be perfect.

33. Focus on a simple, but healthy, eating plan.

34. Share responsibilities.

35. Reduce your wardrobe to a few versatile items.

36. Be positive.

37. Start a gratitude journal.

38. Finish old tasks before taking on new ones.

39. For every new item that enters your home set two free.

40. Want what you have not what you don’t.

41. Revisit what you carry with you in your purse or wallet.

42. Focus on one thing at a time.

43. Store new garbage bags at the bottom of your garbage can.

There are countless ways to simplify your life, these are but a few.


- Another article that I think it is useful for us.
- The steps that are in bold are the steps that I think we can practise them.
- Btw, today's theme is flower, LOL.

Feb 3, 2010

Cards and Stamps =)


Bertukar-tukar poskad mungkin satu hobi yang sudah agak asing dalam kalangan generasi pada hari ini, namun bagi saya, bertukar-tukar poskad merupakan hobi yang menarik selain dapat menghilangkan sedikit tekanan yang dialami.

Sebagaimana yang sedia maklum, saya telah menyertai postcrossing sejak sembilan bulan lepas dan melalui laman web inilah saya telah menerima banyak (40 keping je) poskad dari luar negara. Jadi, dalam post ini, saya ingin menunjukkan 2 keping poskad yang saya terima. Satu dari Finland dan satu lagi dari Canada.



Pernahkah kita menonton siri kartun The Moomins di negara kita? Saya pasti ramai yang tidak pernah, namun di Finland, siri kartun ini terkenal di sana. Watak dalam poskad ini ialah Papa Moomin. Menurut keluarganya, dia selalu menulis segala pengalaman hidupnya dalam buku yang dikenali sebagai Memoirs.


Gambar dalam setem ni pula memaparkan Papa Moomin sedang menulis dalam Memoirs.



Poskad (Depan)

Yes, poskad yang sangat ringkas - gambar telur goreng (fried egg). Poskad yang saya terima dari seorang budak yang berumur 2 tahun (tahun lepas) dari Canada. Sudah tentu bukan dia yang tulis dan pos poskad ini, tapi mak dia yang tolong buatkan. Walaupun poskad ini sangat ringkas, tapi poskad ini unik kerana poskad inilah satu-satunya poskad yang bersaiz lebih besar dari yang lain.

Poskad (Belakang)

Ya, nama budak tu Ruby and she is soooo cute. Saya ada simpan gambar dia tapi dah lupa letak kat mane. Untuk pengetahuan, kebiasaannya, pengirim akan menulis kod poskad pada poskad yang dia akan hantar pada kita, jadi apabila kita telah terima poskadnya, kita hendaklah mendaftarkan poskad itu di laman web postcrossing sebagai bukti kita telah terima poskadnya.


Canada 2010, mungkin sukan Olimpik musim sejuk ( sebab gambar hoki ais).

Dalam kulit kacang (In a nutshell), mengumpul poskad merupakan hobi yang menarik. Selain itu, melalui hobi ini, kita dapat mengenali tempat2 orang walaupun melalui gambar dan juga budaya sesetengah masyarakat. Oleh itu, jika anda berminat, klik sini untuk mengetahui cara untuk menyertai postcrossing.


Feb 2, 2010

Quick update


Just a quick update. Actually I want to post something in this blog, but unfortunately I'm quiet busy these days. So, for the next update, I will (insyaAllah) post about how to buy things at forum (in progress) and sony mp4 player(dont write yet).

Also, I plan to share some useful articles with you all my dear readers. Ok, till then~
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