Saturday, June 29, 2013

The Last Sermon of The Holy Prophet

All mankind is from Adam and Eve, an Arab has no superiority over a non-Arab nor a non-Arab has any superiority over an Arab; also a white has no superiority over black nor a black has any superiority over white except by piety (taqwa) and good action. Learn that every Muslim is a brother to every Muslim and that the Muslims constitute one brotherhood. Nothing shall be legitimate to a Muslim which belongs to a fellow Muslim unless it was given freely and willingly. Do not, therefore, do injustice to yourselves. Remember, one day you will appear before Allah and answer for your deeds. So beware, do not astray from the path of righteousness after I am gone.

-Muhammad saw-

Sunday, June 23, 2013

The Military Leader

The most famous men created arms, laws and empires only. They founded, if anything at all, no more than material powers which often crumbled away before their eyes. This man moved not only armies, legislation, empires, peoples and dynasties, but millions of men in one-third of the then inhabited world; and more than that, he moved the altars, the gods, the religions, the ideas, the beliefs and souls... his forbearance in victory, his ambition, which was entirely devoted to one idea and in no manner striving for an empire; his endless prayers, his mystic conversations with God, his death and his triumph after death; all these attest not to an imposture but to a firm conviction which gave him the power to restore the dogma. Philosopher, orator, apostle, legislator, warrior, conqueror of ideas, restorer of rational beliefs, of a cult without images; the founder of twenty terrestrial empires and of one spiritual empire, that is Muhammad. As regards all standards by which human greatness may be measured, we may well ask, is there any man greater than he?

- Alphonse de Lamartine (1854) -

Wednesday, June 12, 2013

Warrior of Lights

By: Maya Hasan

I call thee "my owner"
Thy who owns the sphere
Thy who owns my soul
I adore thy much so

Moving across the sky like a ray of light
Must i question thy existence in my heart
Must i question event without sight?

In a river of love, we walk
Hoping to complete the journey
In spirit and more, we talk
Chanting great anthem of beauty

Warrior of light
Bestowe upon me an armour of love and hate

Sunday, June 9, 2013

Hujan Bulan Juni

Oleh : Sapardi Djoko Damono
Tak ada yang lebih tabah
Dari hujan bulan juni
Dirahasiakannya rintik rindunya
Kepada pohon berbunga itu
Tak ada yang lebih bijak
Dari hujan bulan juni
Dihapusnya jejak-jejak kakinya
Yang ragu-ragu di jalan itu
Tak ada yang lebih arif
Dari hujan bulan juni
Dibiarkannya yang tak terucapkan
Diserap akar pohon bunga itu                         

(Hujan Bulan Juni: 1989)
ps. Thank YOU for pouring June rain today, it warms my heart. Alhamdulillah :)