I've gone for college......I hope to go to Jannah.

Friday, August 21, 2009

organize your sleeping patterns!

Assalamu alaikum wa rahmatu allahi wa barakatuhu

ok, so i didn't write in here for a loooong time. but i sort of have an excuse: RAMADAN!! (and the fact that my grandma just came :)

subhanallah, so many things to do and so little time to do them. that's one of the signs of the day of judgement, i believe, if that hadith is sahih.

subhanallah, there is no baraka in my time. to the extent that i have to stay awake until 12:30 am to blog. find me one 14-year-old in this world that can't find the time to blog!! This also ruins the sleeping pattern i worked so hard to perfect. i decided i will shape my life to be very similiar to the life of the prophet salla allahu alaihi wa sallam (may we see him in our dreams). here what i try to do. wake up an hour or half before fajr to make qiyam ul layl and pray to Allah. I used to really think this impossible, until i did istikharah and started sleeping early. anyway, if you feel exhausted that night, you are not alone. the prophet (S) ordered his companions (RA) to lie down until they gain their strength. then get up again and try. shaitan will be long gone by then.
then when fajr comes, pray it RIGHT AWAY. do not do like me and try to wake up your entire family. by the time the group of sleepy-eyed siblings walk in, there are minutes more to shurooq.

then read quran. your mind is so fresh in the morning, you can finish the quran memorization! This is the best time. then if you really feal exhausted, sleep for two hours but try no more. the prophet used to always sleep for about half-an-hour after Duhr. If you can wait until then, that is the best time. there is hikmah in that, that's the hottest part of day! when you wake up you will have already finished your quran and still feel fresh. remember Allah all through the day of course, and sleep after Isha'. It is narrated in Saheeh al-Bukhari that the prophet used to hate sleeping before Isha' (like late afternoon and maghrib) and hated talking after that.

"Verily in the messenger of Allah you have a good example for him who looks unto Allah and the last Day, and remembers Allah much." Holy Qur'an 33 : 21

Monday, August 10, 2009

I'm back!! Home sweet home!

Assalamu alaikum my beloved siblings

I'm really happy to be home. i discovered one very important thing right now from my sister, Veiled Knight. Exactly 2 minutes ago, she kindly mentioned that we didn't actually go to San Francisco. It turned out we went to Kelseyville (if you never heard of it, nor did i)! But it was nice alhamdulillah. We went tubing, attempted water-skiing (which requires a lot of muscles) and rode a Jet Ski for the first time in my life. I also discovered that Kelseyville does NOT have satellite signals!! Arnold Schwarzenagger (if that's how you spell it) should seriously aim some of the state's funds towards buliding more satellites. lol.

I really wanted to go to Misr (a.k.a. Egypt) this summer but my grandmother is coming instead. Alhamdulillah for everything.

i would love to right-oops, write-more but I haven't prayed Duhr yet. Gotta pray.

be with god. he's always with you.