Friday, February 18, 2011
دعاء يشرح الصدر :) ~
الْلَّهُمَّ لاتكسّرِ لِيَ ظُهْرَا..وَلاتُصَعبُ لِيَ
حَاجَةٌ...وَلاتُعْظّمْ عَلَيَّ أَمْرا
الْلَّهُمَّ لاتَحَنِيّ لِيَ قَامَةٍ ... وَلَا تَكْشِفْ لِيَ
سِتْرَا...وَلاتُفْضّحُ لِيَ سَرَّا
الْلَّهُمَّ انَّ عَصَيْتُكَ جَهَرَا ..فَاغْفِرْلِيْ ...وَانْ
عَصَيْتُكَ سَرَّا فَاسْتُرْنِيْ
الْلَّهُمَّ لَاتَجْعَلْ مُصِيْبَتِيْ فِىْ دِيْنِيْ ...وَلَاتَجْعَلْ
الْدُّنْيَا أَكْبَرَ هَمِّيْ
الْلَّهُمَّ لَاتَجْعَلْ ابْتِلَائِيّ فِىْ جَسَدِيْ وَلَا فِىْ مَالِيْ وَلَا
الْلَّهُمَّ لِاتُمَكِنِ مِنِّيْ حَاسِدٍ..وَلاتُفْرّحُ بِسُقُوْطِيْ
الْلَّهُمَّ إِغْنَّنِيّ بِحَلَالِكَ عَنْ حَرَامِكَ ..وَبِخَشْيَتكِ عَنْ
الْلَّهُمَّ انَّ دَعَانِيْ مِنْ لَايَخَافُكَ إِلَىَ حَرَامٍ
...فَاحْفَظْنِيْ كَمَا حَفِظْتُ مِنْ الْحَرَامِ يُوَسُفَ
الْلَّهُمَّ انَّ ضَاقَتْ عَلَيَّ الْارْضُ بِمَا رَحُبَتْ
..فَأَغِثْنِيْ بِرَحْمَتِكَ الَّتِيْ أَغَثْتَ بِهَا صَاحِبُ الْحُوتِ
الْلَّهُمَّ انَّ رُفِعَتْ لَكَ يدَيِيّ أَدْعُوْكَ بِحَاجَةٍ ...فَلَا
تَرُدَّ يَدِيَ بِلَا حَاجَتِيْ وَانْتَ الْكَرِيْمِ
الْلَّهُمَّ إِرْزُقْنِيْ مِنَ الْرِّزْقِ الْحَلَالِ ..مايُغنِيْنِيّ عَنْ
الْلَّهُمَّ إِمْنَحْنِيْ مِنْ الآمَانَ ...مايَجْعَلْنِيّ أَنْعَمَ بِنَوْمٍ
الْطِّفْلِ فِيْ مَهْدِهِ
الْلَّهُمَّ ارْزُقْنِيْ ذُرِّيَّةِ صَالِحَةً ..تَسُرُّنِي فِىْ شَبَابِيْ
..وَتَسْتُرُنِيِ فِىْ شَيْخُوْخَتِيْ
الْلَّهُمَّ انْصُرْنِيْ عَلَىَ الْنَّفْسِ الْأَمَارَةَ بِالْسُّوْءِ
الْلَّهُمَّ لِاتُمَكِنِ أَبْلِيْسُ مِنِّيْ
الْلَّهُمَّ لِاتُمَكِنِ ابْلِيْسَ مِنِّيْ
الْلَّهُمَّ لِاتُمَكِنِ ابْلِيْسَ مِنِّيْ
Thursday, February 17, 2011
So now the next batch of students are ready to embark on their capstone journey and I sense the tension and stress in the air. I have written a few words for all of you.
I want to wish you guys the BESTEST OF THE BEST of luck. InshAllah you guys will all ace it and will produce amazing pieces of work that will inspire us, make Zayed University and your parents proud.
Get ready and tighten your seat belts for: It’s a hell load of stress, deadlines, management skills, patience, perseverance, tolerance, maybe some tears here and there, confusions, discoveries, wisdom, knowledge, but most importantly an adventure that when you look back at, you will hopefully cherish the GOOD, the BAD, the UGLY and InshAllah the PRETTY!
We all embark on journeys sometimes not paying attention to the days that lead us to moments that make up this journey and only concentrate on the destination, which in your case is your date that ends this semester, aka your final year at university, and wait for the day you get your degree in your hands. After all, we all hope to exceed and excel but none of it is worth it if you lose the essence of the capstone project which is a practical learning test that is supposed to help us understand the skills of working in the real world. It’s not about who did what, or what you did where, it’s about what you did to reach there. Its less about “ME” and more about “WE”, its less about “YOU” and more about “US”. How is your project going to help make this place better, how is this project going to make “YOU” better? If you’re going to strive to succeed, make it worth your while.
My advice to all you talented Capstone-ers: There may be many options and many decisions you may have to make spontaneously, all I can say is- Choose wisely, and don’t regret for a second any mistake, any delay and any misfortune for as it always has a reason for not working out.
Keep remembering Allah, hold his hand and trust me, all will be fine.
Tuesday, February 15, 2011
Monday, February 14, 2011
Random acts of kindness should have been something that was ingrained in human kind naturally and should have been acted upon normally. Today, we live in a world where kindness is questioned and sweet gestures are cross-examined; ulterior motives towards generosity are scanned and doubled checked before accepting a pure random act of kindness.
“What did I do to deserve this?” one asked. At first, she let the question slip not understanding why this question came up anyway, she hadn’t realized that we live in a world today where random acts of kindness is never being played.
“Yes, I do live on kindheartedness & thoughtfulness. That’s what I live on everyday. It’s my inspiration and that is why as much as I can, I practice it. Making someone smile is a mission that I choose to accomplish everyday but how nice is too nice?” she thought.
The smallest gesture, even a smile for that matter is an act of kindness, one shouldn’t let their problems, daily fears, or thoughts ruin their personalities. We shouldn’t let the bad attitudes of people ruin our character. These things start shaping our lives and before we know it “KABOOOOM” here we are, labeled the “nasty” of society.
If you hadn’t asked, I wouldn’t have thought; but I wont lie the question still remains there. Even I, as a participant to the “random act of kindness” gestures don’t understand the perception people have of being nice.
NO its not because I want something in return, or I’m being nice for a ‘cause’ that will end soon. It’s just who I am. It’s just what I do. You smile I smile. Ever heard of that? Sometimes there doesn’t have to be a reason for you to be nice, you could just call it the “I’m being nice day” everyday. No questions asked, not knowing why people deserve your love. Just the simple me, making the simple you, whom I don’t know very well smile.
It’s just that simple.