snowy, dreadful evening
Islam began as a stranger and it will return to being a stranger, so blessed are the strangers. [Sahih Muslim, Book 1, Number 0270]
Call me a stranger, cave man, extremist, terrorist, backwards, radicalised or whatever. I find it so embarassing when you see some of the ‘Men’ of this Ummah imitating the kuffar. I’m talking about those who wear tight skinny jeans ..so tight, they reveal the shape of your private parts. How can you pray to Allah whilst your awrah is showing when you go down in Sujood..? Not forgetting the haircuts… one direction hairstyles. Imagine if the Prophet Muhammad ﷺ was alive today, would he recognise that you are part of the Ummah? Would you dare go up to Umar Ibn al-Khattab ( رضي الله عنه ) with no facial hair, ear piercings and a half shaven head?
Selalu suka musik yang jikalau didengar hati ini jadi tenang dan membuat pikiran menerawang sekitar. Salah satunya lagu ini.
People says that i am a hardworker. Clearly i’m not. Keep working and busy make me away from shits that disturb my mind. Thats all.
Though its cold and freezing as hell, i do and will always love winter and snowing Tokyo. The trains stop and late everywhere but i don’t care. As long as i can step on the fresh pluffy snow and listening to the sound it makes. I hope this year is not the last winter for me here
My most favorite ustadz giving lecture about my most favorite surah in the Quran. Mesmerizing always :))
After my family came here, i invited my close japanese friend to had lunch with us, and we had Indonesian traditional meal prepared by everyone. He was the one who invited me to had lunch at his house with his family in Saitama last spring. with this, I simply just wanted to return his kindness.
After introducing my friend with West Javanese chicken curry and sambal
Me and his family after eating japanese traditional cold noodle
Life is as simple as giving each other simple hospitality right?
Another omotenashi that my family encounter to was with my japanese language teacher: Uehara Sensei. In January 2012, she and her family visited us in Bandung, to our house there. We had a chance to presented some our style food back then. Surprisingly, after Uehara sensei knew that my family is coming to Tokyo, she invited us to had dinner with her family in her apartment.
Us with Uehara sensei’s family in januari 2012
us with uehara sensei’s family in January 2014
￼On January 6, they came back to home to Indonesia after me and my brothers went to Disney land the day before. The experience from having a silly ambition to actually living it was such an amazing yet unbelievable feeling. It is very interesting how life brings us right?. You know, coming to Japan for me has bring so many unbelievable things to happened. I never expected that my life has been so colorful and so greatly blessed like this. I never thought that, that amazing things could happen to somebody like me. it is indeed that God knows what the best for every person who does believe upon Him.
In the end, may this very very simple story, simply energized us (especially my self) to just have a simple ambition on everything in our lives because life without ambitions is a waste.
Jan-19, 2014. Fuchu-Tokyo, Japan.
ah, i forgot to show some pictures when we went skiing to Nagano. And yes, it was their first time to touch and seeing snow.
and disney land :))