Wednesday, June 10, 2009

Keys to happiness

Keys to Happiness *
By Sheikh `A'id Abdullah Al-Qarni
Da`iyah and Scholar — Saudi Arabia

Happiness is the only goal on earth that all people without exception are seeking to attain. Believers and unbelievers alike seek to be happy, but each party is using different methods. However, only believers can achieve genuine happiness, and all forms of happiness attained through other than belief in Allah the Almighty are mere illusions.

The Prophet (peace and blessings be upon him) is reported to have said, "How amazing is the affair of the believer. Everything is good for him - and that is for no one but the believer: If good times come his way, he is thankful and that is good for him, and if hardship comes his way, he is patient and that is good for him." (Authenticated by Al-Albani)

The following are tips for the attainment of happiness as offered by Sheikh `A'id Al-Qarni:

1. Know that if you do not live within the scope of today, your thoughts will be scattered, your affairs will become confused, and your anxiety will increase. These realities are explained in the following hadith:

"When you are in the evening, do not expect to see the morning, and when you are in the morning, do not expect to see the evening."(Al-Bukhari)

2. Forget the past and all that it contained. Being absorbed in things that are past and gone is sheer lunacy.

3. Do not be preoccupied with the future because the future is in the world of the Unseen; do not let it bother you until it comes.

4. Do not be shaken by criticism; instead, be firm. Be sure that in proportion to your worth, the level of people's criticism rises. Also, make good use of criticism in discovering your shortcomings and faults, and let it drive you toward self-improvement.

5. Have certain faith in Allah the Almighty and perform good deeds; these are the ingredients that makeup a good and happy life.

6. If you desire peace, tranquility, and comfort, you can find it all in the remembrance of Allah the Almighty.

7. You should know with certainty that everything that happens, occurs in accordance with divine decree.

8. Do not expect gratitude from anyone.

9. Train yourself to be prepared for the worst eventuality.

10. Perhaps what has happened is in your best interest, even though you may not comprehend how that can be so.

11. Everything that is decreed for the believer is best for him.

12. Enumerate the blessings of Allah the Almighty and be thankful for them.

13. You are better off than many others.

14. Relief comes from one hour to the next. Indeed, with each difficulty there is relief.

15. In both times of hardship and ease, one should turn to supplication and prayer, either patiently contented or thankful.

16. Calamities should strengthen your heart and reshape your outlook in a positive way.

17. Do not let trivialities be the cause of your destruction.

18. Always remember that your Lord is Oft-Forgiving.

19. Assume an easy-going attitude and avoid anger.

20. Life is bread, water, and shade; so do not be perturbed by a lack of any other material thing.

(And in the heaven is your providence and that which you are promised.) (Adh-Dhariyat 51: 22)

21. Most evil that is supposed to happen never occurs.

22. Look at those who have more afflictions and be grateful that you have less.

23. Bear in mind the fact that Allah the Almighty loves those who endure trials with steadfastness, so seek to be one of them.

24. Constantly repeat those supplications that the Prophet (peace and blessings be upon him) taught us to say during times of hardship.

25. Work hard at something that is productive, and cast off idleness.

26. Do not spread rumors and do not listen to them. If you hear a rumor inadvertently, do not believe it.

27. Know that your malice and your striving to seek revenge are much more harmful to your health than they are to your antagonist.

28. The hardships that befall you atone for your sins, if you show patience.

* This article has been taken with some modifications from the author's book "Do Not Be Sad". Sheikh `A'id Abdullah Al-Qarni is a prominent Saudi scholar and da`iyah. He has his doctorate in Hadith. He has made many audio lectures and a number of TV programs about different Islamic and Da`wah-related topics.

Thursday, May 7, 2009

Sungai yang tak tercemar

Sejuk rasa hati memandang keindahan sungai yang mengalir tenang ini. Malahan ianya lagi sejuk dan nyaman bila berada ditempat ini sendiri. Aku berkesempatan mengunjungi sungai indah ini. Airnya jernih, sejuk dan lansung tiada sebarang pencemaran kerana ianya jauh ditengah hutan negeri kita. Ikannya pun jinak2 belaka dan cantik2, seperti kelah, tengas, sebarau dan lain2. Tempat ini pun adalah tempat terkawal dan jabatan hutan mengawal ketat kawasan ini.

Monday, May 4, 2009


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Thursday, April 16, 2009


Pagi tadi Dharma berpeluang menyaksikan satu keramaian di Pahang dimana ia merupakan majlis Pecah Tanah yang disempurnakan oleh Duli Yang Maha Mulia Sultan Pahang. Sudah tentunya ramai pembesar negeri dan raayat jelata telah hadir.

Majlis di sulam dengan persembahan2 yang menarik bagi tontonan DYMM dan juga para hadirin yang hadir. Dharma sangat bersyukur kerana telah dijemput sama dan dapatlah bertemu dengan kawan2 lama.

Wednesday, December 31, 2008

Mendaki Puncak Kinabalu

Gunung Kinabalu dilihat dari Kundasang (Wikepedia)
Dharma telah mendaki puncak Gunung Kinabalu dengan jayanya. Kejayaan ini sangat bererti bagi Dharma kerana ianya adalah satu pencapaian yang amat membanggakan berdasarkan tiada sebarang persediaan dibuat. Dharma telah dijemput mendaki sebagai 'bidan terjun' saja, oleh yang demikian banyaklah kesukaran juga ditemui, apatah lagi sangat sejuk semasa mendaki. Baju sejuk pun takder dan juga 'glove' pun takder, lali manjang tangan sepanjang perjalanan.

Kami berlepas dari tempat permulaan pada belah pagi dan mendaki dan mendaki sehinggalah sampai ke tempat persinggahan terakhir. Disini kami sampai jam 4 petang dan terpaksa berehat sebentar menunggu masa sesuai untuk menawan puncak Kinabalu. Semasa berehat disini secawan teh dan sebungkus maggie yang panas berasap akan sejuk dalam sekelip mata saja. Harganya pun agak lumayan juga, tapi paham2 sajelah, jauh memikulnya keatas ni!
Masa sesuai mendaki puncak berlaku pada jam 5 pagi keesokan harinya, dimana masa itu tidak berapa sejuk dan tidak licin. Mendaki puncak memakan masa selama 2 jam lebih dengan betul2 mendakap dinding gunung dan berpegangkan tali rintangan yang sedia ada.

Jam 0730 pagi kami sampai kepuncak. Tangkap gambar banyak2, tetapi kurang jelas sebab kedudukan puncak diselaputi dengan awan yang tebal. Salepas hampir satu jam kami beredar turun semula. Turun memang cepat pun!

Wednesday, December 3, 2008

Mandi Manda

Keseronokan bersama dengan kawan2 bermandi manda di kolam renang. Pastinya tiada sebarang masalah dan kerisauan yang membebankan jiwa. Bila seronok begini, masa berlalu dengan cepatnya dan membesar pun tiada halangan...

Friday, November 21, 2008

Zaman Kanak2

Saat yang menggembirakan ialah di zaman kanak2. Bila berpeluang sahaja mesti dimanfaatkan untuk bermain dan menghiburkan hati. Gambar di tepi Tasek Cini di Pahang.