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In the name of Islam... I shall kill you

Friday, December 20, 2013 | wardah bajrai

The title itself seems to be heavy. It's heavy indeed, about the thing that I'm about to say but it has been bothering and lingering in my mind for quite some times. At times, it hurts me to see all the not-supposed-to happened 'incidents' that occurred. and it still occurs. Even in our own backyard, people are bickering, accusing others, labeling those who are not in line with them. All are in the name of Islam. Each tries to portray that they are defenders against all the infidels, the strays, the blasphemous   whereby sometimes they are the real 'BS' -buls**@.

Now let us go beyond our border but still within the Islamic circle. It saddens me that almost everyday, no, every minute or even second we see, we hear we watch how the so-called 'brothers' kill each other. Once again, everything is done in the name of Islam. It's surprising the meaning of Islam itself is 'peace' yet what we, Muslims have been portrayinga re not peaceful at all. We are angry when the 'infidels' call Islam as a barbaric religion and yet we just add the topping to the accusations. I'm personally not enthralled when some people proudly and arrogantly claimed they would kill anyone who tarnish the purity of Islam as the actual fact, they are the ones who did it.

I still remember the chaotic that happened few years back. When the film "the Da Vinci Code" was produced. Or even when the book was published. The movie and the book indirectly claimed that "Christianity is a religion which fulls of lies". The priest lied, and to certain extend the pillar of Christianity was shaken with accusation that Jesus might sire an heiress. Did the Christians kill or order a 'killing fatwa" to the people who involved in the movie? No.------ I can't imagine what would happen if the same story is being made abut our prophet. Don't get me wrong. I'm not glorifying other religion, I'm just hoping that Muslims could think rationally. Blood is sacred. That is a fact. it should not be wasted as our soul belongs only to the Almighty.

 I still remember what Marina Mahathir wrote in Star newspaper years back about the whole Da Vinci situation. She said that we need to be graceful when we want to counter back any accusation. Don't use emotion but our intellectuality. Maybe if we sit down, think back how precious "ISLAM" is, we won't use its name freely to justify all the wrong deeds that we do. In the name of Islam, I shall protect this precious religion.

something to ponder on

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Teaching Khadeejah..

Saturday, November 30, 2013 | wardah bajrai

Sometimes I think it's easier to teach others' children than your own. Need to be really patient. Though you have thousands of things that you want to teach your own kids(s), simple thing like asking her(them) to sit tight and follow instructions are extremely difficult. Any things and sounds can easily distract both 'the teacher' and 'the student'. khadeejah..khadeejah...

umi... I don't want to study!!!

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Who are we to show off?

Sunday, November 17, 2013 | wardah bajrai

Holiday has started its gear. Plans are made, whether they are executable or not, that is another question. I haven’t been blogging for quite sometimes. So I think this holiday is a good start for me to hit the resume button after a very loooooong pause. I do have tones of things running through my head; things to be written but, the will never came. Being an observer, I do notice that I am a plain ignorant. But something had happened. And suddenly I realize that life is too short, very short indeed to be wasted. Thing that we have are actually minimal to be bragged off. It can be gone at any time. Albeit we are ready or not.
Take this one thing for an example. Things that we share online. Sometimes we do not realize, what we intended to share with others; whether through Facebook, blogs or any other mediums are actually encouraging us to be arrogant or ‘riak’. At first, it was just a sharing but as people started to praise and pour in good comments, we will start to have the urge to post more, write more, share more all the good things that happen to us, our achievements, our lucks and so on. It includes me as well. Do we think we have so much that we can brag?

Watching the news, reading from various news portals, I couldn’t help but think that sometimes we feel blessed that Allah has granted us with many marvelous things and yet we forget to say Alhamdulillah. People on the other sides are suffering, endless wars that torn a country, natural disasters ravaging  beautiful landscapes and yet we here are busy showing off of our oh-not-so-much lucks and achievements. I write this entry as I’m still mourning at the loss of my colleague. It happened so fast. She never bragged about her life plus her simplicity always awed me. I can never be like her, but I do realize, what we have today is nothing, not worth to be bragged. What we can do is always say Alhamdulillah for all the good things that happen and Insha Allah the good things will remain. Insha Allah. Insha Allah.

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Brisbane Trip

Monday, June 24, 2013 | wardah bajrai

In short, it was wonderful. I should describe Brisbane as an ideal place to live in and to raise your  child(children). The environment, the surrounding and even the people are awesome. I mean seriously eventhough it can be stated that the cost of living there is quite high but the quality that you would get is priceless. You could find endless of fresh vegetables and fruits. You would feel to cook healthy meal every single day. I went there for almost two weeks and luckily I have my sis's house that we could crash. It's not a big house but very homey and comfortable. in fact i was imagining my future house to be like that. I especially love the kitchen, super modern and well equipped. well enough about that. here are some of the tips that might help you if you ever want to go to Brisbane.

1. If you are taking an Air Asia flight, there is no direct flight from kl to Brisbane. You have to land at coolongatta airport at Gold Coast. It's not to far from Brisbane cite, just 40-minute drive.

2. It's better if you rent a car from the airport. Well, I might say that to tour the interesting places in Brisbane and Gold Coast, it is advisable to rent a car. The price: for a mini (but not to small, yaris-like) -AUD35 a day. Petrol: full tank around AUD60. Infants and toddlers must be seated in baby seats or else you will be fined. It can be rented from the car company as well. And it is good to bring along your gps.

3. Prepare a time table - the places you want to visit, it'll save your time and money.

4. Make sure you visit the flea market. Cheap but quality items can be easily found.

5.Visit DFO (direct factory outlet) to buy branded items at reasonable price. If you are a big fan of Corelle, well, you've found the Correlle heaven. This place is situated at Brisbane International Airport.

6. Ride a free boat to witness the magnificent view of Brisbane city, especially at night.

7. Don't worry about halal food here, it's everywhere. But don't be surprised if you see these halal restaurants sell liquors. If you are worried about praying, every mall has parents' room and in these parents rooms, they have small compartment for breastfeeding mothers. You can use these compartments to pray as it got carpet and very clean. or just bawa tikar and pray at the parks. The people here are open-minded. However, in Brisbane as well as Gold Cost, there are a few mosques run by the local community.

8. More interesting places at Brisbane, just google it.

9. You also could visit Gold Coast. A lot of interesting places there; movie world, country paradise, wet world, surfers' paradise and if want you to go shopping, just got to Harbour Town. It's like JPO (Johor Premium Outlet) but bigger. It has surau and telekung and qurans if you want to use it. And a halal restaurant.

hopefully these few tips might be useful!

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khadeejah jabri

Wednesday, January 09, 2013 | wardah bajrai

There's a girl named Khadeejah who has a special place in my heart. She came exactly 12 months ago and since that everything has changed. I began to understand the other meaning of love. Sincere love. To love someone unconditionally. A love that makes me stronger from day to day.

I had to admit , it was not easy at first. being a first timer, i faced with tonnes of challenges. Seriously. Sampai nangis2. Especially during breastfeeding. sakit woooo. But amid the obstacles faced, I managed to go through the hurdles. (skrang nak bf senang je. And I love it as it becomes exclusively 'our time').

Before I had her, I was a cranky person. (still am occasionally). i lost temper easily. Now, having her around, I manage to control it. She's like my cooler machine. especially when she smiles. It melts my heart and chases away all the demons in me.

Time flies so soon. from a small bay, she becomes a gorgeous girl. (anak sendiri kene puji la). most of the time, she's an easy baby to handle (walau kadang2 angin monsoon dia datang gak...). she rarely cries and easily smiles. Her sweet smiles warm everyone's heart. so jangan terkejut if kalau pegi carrefour, tiba2 je ada orang angkat dia for that person had been smitten by her killer smile.

there are many other things about khadeejah that make her so special. Not only to me but to others as well. An entry won't do a justice.

so, on this day, 10.01.13, my baby is one year old. She's grown up but to me she still the small, fragile baby that i cradled in my arm for the first time a year ago. InsyaAllah, I will protect and love her unconditionally. So, happy birthday my sweet Khadeejah..... umi love u soooo much...

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