Tuesday, January 29, 2008

Have You Ever...

Have you ever felt so lonely even though you are surrounded by family and friends each day?

Have you ever felt so dumb and downright stupid and you feel others are so intelligent and well-organized?

Have you ever felt so weak and useless while others are so tough and ready to face any challenge?

Have you ever felt demotivated whereas others are so spirited and full of new ideas?

Have you ever felt that you are nothing but a nuisance and burden to everyone?

Have you ever wondered how come you are so ungrateful even though Allah has never stopped showered you with His blessings?

Have you ever asked yourself, “why have I become so empty, losing passion in everything, losing faith in my job as well as losing confidence?”

What is wrong actually?

Sunday, January 13, 2008

Al-Fatihah to My Student

Verily, everyone shall taste death. On January 11th, three UiTM Dungun students were drowned while swimming in the sea off Teluk Bidara beach. One of them is my student for subject Network Analysis 2. To be honest, I am still in shock. Though I had only taught him last week in 2 slots, (actually I barely taught him, I had just done introduction), surprisingly I remember him. He was among the ones who took the effort to respond to my remarks and questions even though I could tell that they are bored. When I feel that the students seem lost in their thoughts, I try to bring their attention back by going to him first, because I know he would respond, politely.

Indeed his time has arrived. Our times will come too. Just a few days ago, I prayed to Allah to give me strength and not to focus so much of the worldly things. (Since I've been so busy adjusting to this new environment lately). Allah has certainly answered my prayer.

"Then which of the Blessings of your Lord will you both (jinns and men) deny?" Surah Ar-Rahman: Verse 13

Al-Fatihah to MUHAMMAD 'ISMAT SYAFIQ BIN ZAINUDIN. May Allah S.W.T forgive all his sins and accept his good deeds. May him rest in peace insya Allah. Al-Fatihah to his friends as well: MOHD NASRI MOHD NASIR and NAZIRUL SYAZWAN SHAMSUDIN.