Great to be alive today… one more reason why the world will be better :-)
Rejoice in the things that are present; all else is beyond thee.– Michel de Montaigne (1533-1592); Essayist, Author
Listening to my Freckled One’s fave song,...
Verily Allah never will change the condition of a people until they change it...– [ Holy Quran 13:11 ] (via fingularity) (via risetotheoccasion) A very timely reminder for us Moros this election season. In Marawi, the 2010 election is welcomed as a chance for hijrah (change) - change from our usual practice of every conceivable illegal election acts (haram) towards a state of...
O our Lord! cover (us) with Thy Forgiveness - me, my parents, and (all)...– Holy Qur’an (Ayah 41, Surah Ibrahim)
As long as you are performing prayer, you are knocking on Allah’s door....– Ibn Al-Qayyim Al-Jawzi
I love you because of your religion. If you let go of your religion, then I have...– (via sinsndeeds) Masha Allah! You made my night.
If you are angry and you are standing, sit down. If you are sitting down, lie...– Prophet Muhammad (صلى الله عليه وسلم) said to Abu Dhar Al-Ghaffari when advising him about anger. -From the book, Abu Dhar Al-Ghaffari, by Abdul Hameed Jawdat Sahhar.
God is enough for us and He is our best Guardian.– statement of Prophet (Nabi) Abraham (Ibrahim) when great danger awaits him. Instead of fear for his life, this incident strengthens his faith; Holy Qur’an 3:173; and Sahih al-Bukhari
There is a prevailing misconception around the world that the Muslim Ummah may have not used its population weight to counter radicalism, fundamentalism and extremism in its midst. Well this is a misconception, too. Unlike the media-savy West which tend to glorify short-term, popular actions; which eventually, do more harm that good in the long-term. Or that which tend to antagonize and feed up...
The other Book of Allah ...
As Moros we grew up learning the Holy Qur’an as the book to guide us in our daily life and struggle. We recite it in our salat (prayers), we read in to understand the higher purpose of life and living… But there is also another “book” we are told by the Qur’an itself that support its assertions. Through this other book, we discover the magnificence of Allah, and how...
Awliya for each other
For many non-Moros, they find it hard to understand the solidarity among Moros even though the latter come from diverse ethno-linguistics groups in the South and from different socio-economic strata. It is all the same. We have each other in doing good things as we help those who are in distress. The Qur’an provides a clue: وَالْمُؤْمِنُونَ وَالْمُؤْمِنَاتُ بَعْضُهُمْ أَوْلِيَاءُ بَعْضٍ...
It rained this afternoon... was it just rain or...
وَهُوَ الَّذِي يُنَزِّلُ الْغَيْثَ مِنْ بَعْدِ مَا قَنَطُوا وَيَنْشُرُ رَحْمَتَهُ وَهُوَ الْوَلِيُّ الْحَمِيدُ And He it is Who sendeth down the saving rain after they have despaired, and spreadeth out His mercy. He is the Protecting Friend, the Praiseworthy. (Quran 42: 28)
Guilty a bit...
fingularity: All these while, I have been the kind of person who doesn’t mind eating at ‘modern’ non-halal establishments such as Modestos or The Coffee Connoisseur, because I love the food and ambience in those restaurants. My protective measure is to only consume seafood and vegetables, avoiding any kinds of meat and asking beforehand if the dish I am ordering contains any sort of alcohol. ...
Be the regular guy, but don't forget to forgive...
sinsndeeds: risetotheoccasion: fingularity: The Prophet (SAW) and some companions were sitting together once when the Prophet (SAW) said, “A man from the dwellers of paradise will walk in now.” Shortly after, a man entered whose beard was dripping wet from ablution (wudu) and he held his slippers in his left hand. For the next two days, the Prophet (SAW) would say this each time and the...
Then I realized, she can’t cook! And I felt sorry for her. Not for the...
Before we entertain any excuses for not being able to abide by God’s rules or we feel He won’t be able to use us or we simply feel down and incomplete, let’s remember these: Noah was a drunk Abraham was too old Isaac was a daydreamer Jacob was a liar Leah was ugly Joseph was abused Moses had a stuttering problem Gideon was afraid Samson had long hair and was a womanizer ...
Let us watch-out for those who can misuse legitimate claims for personal gains.
A matter of perspective →
Your living is determined not so much by what life brings to you as by the...– —Kahlil Gibran (1883-1931); Artist, Poet, And Writer
National-Regional Interface →
Aid Effectiveness →
Governance irony →
From ADM to ALS →
Grant or Loan →
Sinampal ako ng dalawang good news today! :-)
The plane was brand new when it was bought by the military in December 1975.– ABS-CBN News re Crash of Nomad plane in Cotabato City today
Lost in the world of semantics!– Report or feedback? Argument 1 - Report is a feedback Argument 2 - Feedback is reporting Provide or facilitate? Argument 1 - To provide is to facilitate Argument 2 - To facilitate is to provide Return or comeback? Argument 1 - To return is to comeback Argument 2 - To comeback is to...
Education reform as proposed by Philippine... →
Isang bully inupakan ang nakakabatang kapatid.
Batang kapatid: Aba, hwag mo ako inuupak upakan. Cge ka, ibaba bakhu (back hoe) kita!
Radio Anchor: Cge po manawagan na kayo...
Ginoo: Gina, anak tatay mo to. May operasyon daw ang militar dyan sa barangay natin. Hwag kang maingay... atin-atin lang to. Yung baril ko sa tabing aparador, kunin mo at itago mo muna sa likod bahay, sa may sagingan.
Radio Anchor: Ngek!
Ginang Nananawagan: Mga anak, di muna kami makauwi ng tatay mo; ooperahan siya sa matris.
Radio Anchor: Walang ganyanan, misis. Matino programa ko.
Ginang Nananawagan: Eh sa matris tlaga ooperahan asawa ko!
Radio Anchor: Wala nman matris ang lalaki, ah!
Ginang Nananawagan: Ano akala mo sa akin, di marunong magbilang ng araw?! Linggo, lunes, matris!!!
Interview ni Mayor
Media: Bc po kayo mayor?
Mayor: Di ako bc (vice), mayor ako!
Media: Kumusta po peace and order dito?
Mayor: Walang pis (fish) dito, bundok etong munisipyo ko.
Media: Eh, sabi nila mraming violence dito?
Mayor: Yan, hwag kang maniwala dyan. Paninira yan sa akin! Violins (violence) pa e gitara nga halos wala kang makita!
Challenge the champion
"Jalens da jampion", said the Maguindanao
"Salens da sampion", said the Meranao
"Salins da sampiyun", said the Tausug
"Salens da sampeon", said the Sama
Masarap bang ihalo ang pansit sa kangkong?
Staff 1: Ganda na ng office, bagong bago!
Staff 2: Prang nsa 5-star hotel!
Staff 1: Prang reception kamo!
Staff 2: Sir, check in kami...
Staff 1: Short time o whole day?
Staff 2: Cash or credit?
Staff 1: Yan ang opis namin!