Sunday, November 15, 2009

K-FEST 2009

On the 16th to 19th November 2009,The Mahallah Representative Committe (MRC) of Mahallah Khadijah and all Hisbahs of Mahallah Khadijah will be organizing K-FEST.

K-FEST,also known as Khadijah Festival is an event that is organizing bt the MRC and Hisbahs of Mahallah Khadijah every year. The programmes held in conjuntion with K-FEST for this year includes:

16th November,Monday
Opening Ceremony of K-FEST

17th November,Tuesday
Games,Treasurer Hunt
Movie Show : 'THE MESSAGE'

18th November,Wednesday
Cultural Night

19th November,Thursday
Closing and Prize Giving Ceremony

Throughout K-FEST
Hisbah Sale
Cleanliness Campaign

Thus,we would like the residents cooperation to participate actively in all programmes under K-FEST

Through attending the programme,you will gain points for your extra curicular activities which will be forwarded to your Kulliyah points in the main campus.

We are looking forward to seeing you during K-FEST.Please give support to your fellow Hisbah members for their participation in the programmes under K-FEST and have fun!!

Wednesday, September 16, 2009

Selamat Hari Raya Aidilfitri

After cleansing mind, body and soul during fasting period in the month of Ramadan come the festive day of Eid. One of the most awaited festivals of Muslims community. The literal meaning of Eid itself is "to break the fast".

Muslims families wake up early in the morning and get ready with their brand new traditional clothes for offering prayers to Allah. Men visit the nearby mosque and womenfolk perform the prayer rituals right at their home. After the prayers are over all take one another into a warm embrace and greet each other by saying "Eid Mubarak".

Eid is celebrated with great passion and enthusiasm among Muslims and symbolizes virtuousness. The prayers are followed by a sermon, where forgiveness, peace, brotherhood and a sense of fellowship is preached. All praises be to Allah SWT for his nikmah to us.

Thursday, September 10, 2009

10 Hari Lagi

20 Ramadhan 1430 H.

Hari ini, genap 20 hari umat Islam berpuasa. Ini bermakna tinggal 10 hari lagi Syawal bakal menjengah tiba. Ramai yang gembira kerana tidak perlu lagi berlapar dan dahaga. Namun bagi segelintir umat yang beriman dan bertaqwa, ini juga bermakna tinggal hanya 10 hari lagi untuk melipatgandakan pahala dan amalan mereka.

Kita di golongan yang mana?

Setelah biasa-biasa kita ke masjid atau surau sepanjang tahun, terasa gembiranya mengisi kekosongan ruang dan menjadi orang yang mengimarahkan rumah Allah. Tiba-tiba, masuknya bulan Ramadan, Subhanallah, penuh! Terutamanya solat tarawikh. Bila fikir-fikir balik, sejak bila solat tarawikh menjadi solat yang paling penting? Mana perginya semua jemaah ini sepanjang tahun? Kejap ada kejap tak ada, macam ‘chips more’ pula ya.

Friday, August 28, 2009

Happy Independence Day Malaysia!

31st August 2009.

The date which Malaysia turns 52. What exactly happen on this day? Public holiday? Of course! Hehehe.... Well, 31st August is a historical and memorable date for Malaysia. It is a national holiday which is celebrated every year. It is to commemorate the independence of the Federation of Malaya from British colonial rule on 31 August 1957. In a wider context, it also celebrates the formation of Malaysia.

Although Sabah and Sarawak gained their independence on 31 August 1963, Hari Kemerdekaan is a significant date throughout Malaysia. On this day, Malaysians from all backgrounds, race and religion celebrate together in a harmonious way.

Fasting: Stronger or Sleepier?

“You neither eat nor drink the whole day?” Tan asked me.

“Yes. The whole day. But not at night. Only from dawn to sunset”, I replied.

“How can you survive? Can you survive?”, Tan asked again.

I smiled.

“Well, it’s not just you. Even Habib Bourguiba, the late President of Tunisia who was also a ‘Muslim’, convinced that fasting is against productivity. You know the history?”, I took my turn asking Tan my question.

“How should I know? Tell me!”, he said.

In 1961, Habib Bourguiba made a controversial statement claiming that fasting should not be observed for it reduces productivity. He then appeared on television with his cabinet, eating and drinking during Ramadhan.

“Why so harsh?”, Tan was shocked.

“I don’t know. Was it out of ignorance or arrogance? Perhaps a combination of both”, I replied.

Even though fasting is there in the name of Lent among Christians, it is always the Muslim’s version that cultivates questions and debates.

In order to understand about the real meaning of fasting, one should agree that it has something to do with our own paradigm and world view. The way we view things; like I always quote, “what you see is what you get”.


If you see fasting as a way for better diet, you will benefit that from fasting. But fasting will only be a mechanism of improving your diet.

If you see fasting as a way to save your daily expense by breaking your fast daily in the mosque, then you will be able to achieve that. But that’s it. No more than that.

Tuesday, August 18, 2009

Ahlan Wasahlan Ya Ramadan Al-Mubarak

[O ye who believe! Fasting is prescribed to you as it was prescribed to those before you, that ye may (learn) self-restraint.) (Al-Baqarah 2:183)

[O ye who believe! fear Allah as He should be feared, and die not except in a state of Islam.] (Aal `Imran 3:102)

“Every deed of the child of Adam is for him except fasting; it is for Me and I shall reward it. The (bad) breath of the mouth of a fasting person is more pleasing to Allah than the perfume of musk.” (Al-Bukhari)

Welcome to a celebration of the Muslim holiday of Ramadan. Observed by more than one billion Muslims around the world, Ramadan is a time for spiritual purification achieved through fasting, self-sacrifice and prayers.

Celebrated during the ninth month of Islamic calendar, the fast is observed each day from sunrise to sunset. Fasting during Ramadan is one of the five Pillars of Islam. The Islamic belief that requires that Muslims perform five central duties in order to strengthen their faith. While Islam has two major sects, the Sunnis and the Shiites, all Muslims aim to realize these five pillars in their lifetime.

Ramadan concludes with a 3-day festival known as "Eid" or "Eid ul-Fitr," which literally means "the feast of the breaking/to break the fast." The holiday marks the end of Ramadan, the holy month of fasting and is a culmination of the month-long struggle towards a higher spiritual state.

The purpose of fasting is not to make us hungry and thirsty, or to deprive us some of our comfort and conveniences. The real purpose of fasting is that we learn taqwa. Taqwa is highly emphasized in the Qur’an and Sunnah. There are more than 158 verses in the Qur’an on taqwa, and there are hundreds of hadiths on this subject.

Tuesday, July 14, 2009

Beware of H1N1 Virus

Influenza A virus subtype (H1N1) commonly referred as "swine flu", identified in April 2009, is a 2009 flu pandemic, which is transmitted between humans. It is thought to be a mutation of 4 known strains of influenza A virus subtype H1N1 ; one endemic in humans, one endemic in birds, and two endemics in pigs (swine).

The virus typically spreads from coughs and sneezes or by touching contaminated surfaces and then touching the nose or mouth. Symptoms are similar to :

1) Seasonal flu
2) Fever
3) Sore throat
4) Coughs
5) Headache
6) Muscle or joint pains
7) Difficulty in breathing
8) Loss of appetite

The following countries have reported laboratory confirmed cases with no deaths - Austria (1), Canada (51), China, Hong Kong Special Administrative Region (1), Costa Rica (1), Denmark (1), France (2), Germany (6), Israel (3), Netherlands (1), New Zealand (4), Republic of Korea (1), Spain (13), Switzerland (1) and the United Kingdom (15). Influenza viruses are not known to be spread by eating food items.

Saturday, May 23, 2009

Welcome to Mahallah Khadijah's Blog

Mahallah Khadijah is one of the sisters residents college in Centre For Foundation Studies, International Islamic University Malaysia. It consists of 9 levels or hisbah, which each has about 100 to 120 residents and headed by their respective fellows.

1) Hisbah Asma' Abu Bakar
2) Hisbah Puteri Balqis
3) Hisbah Hafsah Umar al-Farouq
4) Hisbah Masyitah
5) HisbahNusaybah
6) Hisbah Halimatus Sa'adiah
7) Hisbah Rabiatul Adawiyah
8) Hisbah Safiyyah
9) Hisbah Ruqayyah

On 26th June 2009, a new line-up for Mahallah Representative Committe (MRC) of Mahallah Khadijah, 2009/2010 session has been announced.