Friday, July 30, 2010

Bila harga gula naik....




Here is a list of ways sugar can affect your health:

* Sugar can suppress the immune system.
* Sugar can upset the body's mineral balance.
* Sugar can contribute to hyperactivity, anxiety, depression, concentration difficulties, and crankiness in children.
* Sugar can produce a significant rise in triglycerides.
* Sugar can cause drowsiness and decreased activity in children.
* Sugar can reduce helpful high density cholesterol (HDLs).
* Sugar can promote an elevation of harmful cholesterol (LDLs).
* Sugar can cause hypoglycemia.
* Sugar contributes to a weakened defense against bacterial infection.
* Sugar can cause kidney damage.
* Sugar can increase the risk of coronary heart disease.
* Sugar may lead to chromium deficiency.
* Sugar can cause copper deficiency.
* Sugar interferes with absorption of calcium and magnesium.
* Sugar can increase fasting levels of blood glucose.
* Sugar can promote tooth decay.
* Sugar can produce an acidic stomach.
* Sugar can raise adrenaline levels in children.
* Sugar can lead to periodontal disease.
* Sugar can speed the aging process, causing wrinkles and grey hair.
* Sugar can increase total cholesterol.
* Sugar can contribute to weight gain and obesity.
* High intake of sugar increases the risk of Crohn's disease and ulcerative colitis.
* Sugar can contribute to diabetes.
* Sugar can contribute to osteoporosis.
* Sugar can cause a decrease in insulin sensitivity.
* Sugar leads to decreased glucose tolerance.
* Sugar can cause cardiovascular disease.
* Sugar can increase systolic blood pressure.
* Sugar causes food allergies.
* Sugar can cause free radical formation in the bloodstream.
* Sugar can cause toxemia during pregnancy.
* Sugar can contribute to eczema in children.
* Sugar can overstress the pancreas, causing damage.
* Sugar can cause atherosclerosis.
* Sugar can compromise the lining of the capillaries.
* Sugar can cause liver cells to divide, increasing the size of the liver.
* Sugar can increase the amount of fat in the liver.
* Sugar can increase kidney size and produce pathological changes in the kidney.
* Sugar can cause depression.
* Sugar can increase the body's fluid retention.
* Sugar can cause hormonal imbalance.
* Sugar can cause hypertension.
* Sugar can cause headaches, including migraines.
* Sugar can cause an increase in delta, alpha and theta brain waves, which can alter the mind's ability to think clearly.
* Sugar can increase blood platelet adhesiveness which increases risk of blood clots and strokes.
* Sugar can increase insulin responses in those consuming high-sugar diets compared to low sugar diets.
* Sugar increases bacterial fermentation in the colon.

Source: www.nancyappleton.com

Monday, July 26, 2010

berfikiran positiflah






Berfikiran Positiflah :~

1. Jika engkau bertemu dengan seseorang, maka yakinilah bahawa dia lebih baik daripadamu. Ucapkan dalam hatimu :
“Mungkin kedudukannya di sisi Allah jauh lebih baik dan lebih tinggi daripadaku."


2. Jika bertemu anak kecil, maka ucapkanlah (dalam hatimu) :
“Anak ini belum bermaksiat kepada Allah, sedangkan diriku telah banyak bermaksiat kepada-Nya. Tentu anak ini jauh lebih baik daripadaku.”


3. Jika bertemu orang tua, maka ucapkanlah (dalam hatimu):
“Dia telah beribadah kepada Allah jauh lebih lama daripadaku, tentu dia lebih baik daripadaku.”

4. Jika bertemu dengan seorang yang berilmu, maka ucapkanlah (dalam hatimu) :
“Orang ini memperoleh kurnia yang tidak akan kuperolehi, mencapai kedudukan yang tidak akan pernah kucapai, mengetahui apa yang tidak kuketahui dan dia mengamalkan ilmunya, tentu dia lebih baik daripadaku.”

5. Jika bertemu dengan seorang yang bodoh, maka katakanlah (dalam hatimu) :
“Orang ini bermaksiat kepada Allah kerana dia bodoh (tidak tahu), sedangkan aku bermaksiat kepada-Nya padahal aku mengetahui akibatnya. Dan aku tidak tahu bagaimana akhir umurku dan umurnya kelak. Dia tentu lebih baik daripadaku.”


6. Jika bertemu dengan orang kafir, maka katakanlah (dalam hatimu) :
“Aku tidak tahu bagaimana keadaannya kelak, mungkin pada akhir usianya dia memeluk Islam dan beramal soleh."

Thursday, July 22, 2010

Unity..perpaduan..integrasi...









When we talk of unity, let us remember that unity does not mean uniformity.

It does not mean that we should look alike, eat alike, dress alike. It does not mean that we should not have any differences in opinions.

This is diversity, not disunity. Unity does not mean negation of diversity. Diversity is good; disunity is bad.

Diversity is a mercy; disunity is a curse. Unity can be achieved with diversity.

Abu Hurayrah (may Allah be pleased with him) reported that the Prophet (peace and blessings be upon him) said, “You shall not enter Paradise until you have faith, and you shall not attain faith until you love each other. Should I tell you something that if you do, you shall love each other? Spread salam among you” (Reported by Muslim).

Unity means the unity of purpose and goal.
United people are diverse people, but their purpose and goal is one and the same.
They must remain conscious of their purpose and goal, and all their efforts must be directed to that purpose.
When people of diverse backgrounds and cultures become united for one purpose, they achieve progress and success.
However, when the people of one and the same culture and race lose consciousness of their purpose, they become divided and they fail.

Our purpose as Muslims is moral and spiritual.
Our purpose is to please Allah and to work for the advancement of His religion in this world.
Our goal is to achieve ultimate success and salvation in the Hereafter.
There is no better reason to be united than this.
If we keep in our mind our purpose and goal, we can easily overcome our differences.
We would not bicker on minor issues or take petty quarrels.
We would not be jealous or hateful to each other
. We would not worry who takes the credit because our aim would be to please our Lord, not to please our ego or to promote our own interests.
We would see whether the religion of Allah is promoted or not, whether the ultimate objective would be achieved or not.
This would make us more open minded, more accommodating, more merciful and kind to each other.
Unity is not a slogan; it is a mission. Wherever we are we should try to see how we can achieve unity among ourselves. Each one of us should ask ourselves: Do I want to be united with my fellow Muslims? What am I doing to work with others to promote my purpose and achieve my goal? If I have a problem, what am I doing to solve the problem? Unity does not come down as rain from the sky. Unity is not a miracle that will happen among those who do not believe in unity. Unity will only come if we strive for it and work hard to achieve it. It is a reward of faith, sincere efforts, lot of patience, good will, tolerance, and sincere commitment to the objectives and aims. Unity requires continuous efforts.

Monday, July 19, 2010

Sampaikan dgn cara berhemah...






Email dari kawan..kita kongsi bersama....

I pushed people away while wanting to correct them



I used to exhibit a certain reactionary pattern that seemed to arise whenever I entered a Masjid or Muslim gathering. It was this pesky little habit of immediately taking in my surroundings and making a mental note of everything wrong that I could perceive. I turned from one unknowing victim to another, ticking off all of the Islamic violations they were committing according to my personal pedestal of judgment.

“She is not wearing Hijab, tsk! tsk!”

“He is laughing with that woman who is most certainly not his wife or family member, shame!”

“How can she possibly show up here with her clothing so tight?! Scandalous!”

“Does his mom see how he is behaving…where is the Islamic upbringing? That’s what happens when you send your kid to public school!”

And the list went on and on.

Upon acknowledging the “sin” of others, I would begin to plan how I would correct them.

Then one day after becoming aware of the habit, I began to ask myself, “Why am I always looking for the wrong in others?” Why did my natural inclination drift towards seeing the proverbial half-filled glass, looking for the “Haraam” in everything around me? What purpose did this mental activity serve?

As I tried to understand my motives, I began my descent through several layers of mental awareness. First, I excused myself by claiming I merely wanted to enjoin the good and forbid the evil. Well, the argument went, I had to first recognize the evil in order to correct it, right? So I sat smugly, glowing in my newfound moral elitism. Then why did I feel so guilty and ugly?

I probed deeper, asking again, why? I came up with the wonderful excuse that I must merely hate what Allah hates. I would witness other’s “IstaghfirAllah” actions, causing my blood to boil, until I felt the impulse to walk over and let the perpetrator have a piece of my mind. So why did I stop myself from attacking?

My self-awareness plunged deeper. I began to think of my own reaction when I had been attacked by self-righteous “enjoiners” of the good. At first I would become embarrassed and question the fallacy of my actions. Then I would realize that the method in which I was advised angered me and made me want to strike back. Finally I would conclude that it really had nothing to do with me and more to do with the ego and insecurity of the attacker.

So was I guilty of the same thing? I tended to think of myself as self-confident and secure, yet some recent experiences had shown me otherwise. I had attended an Islamic class in which the instructor kept asking the class questions. Each time I would answer out loud, sure of my knowledge. And almost every time I was wrong. It infuriated and embarrassed me. I was overtaken by a strong desire to prove my correctness.

From this and other experiences, I realized that my desire to put others down in order to lift myself up seemed just as strong as with those who enjoyed striking me down.

After accepting my flaws and subverting my ego, I began to derive a formula for changing my inner thinking.

I knew that I loved my brothers and sisters in Islam and truly wanted the best for all of them. I also realized from my own experiences of being corrected in a harsh, public, condescending way that this manner of “advising” is rarely accepted and pushes the person into another spiral of sin (backbiting against the attacker, mental lists of all of the sins of the attacker, and possibly a verbal backlash).

I had to determine how to change my thinking and natural response system to see the good and positive in my fellow Muslims, rather than immediately seeing their shortcomings. I wanted to force myself to look inward rather than outward for flaws and weaknesses. I also needed to find ways to be motivational, affecting positive change in the community, rather than coming off as ill-mannered, degrading, or unapproachable.

So I committed myself to practicing the following steps each time the habit began to boil up from deep inside:



1. Say something nice

I would force myself to walk over to the unknowing target and immediately praise them for something good I found in them. This challenged me to see the positives in each person and vocalize them. It also increased the love between us.



2. Walk in their shoes

I would recall the past times in my life, prior to committing myself to the study and application of Islam, when I was in that person’s shoes: following a culture-based Islam that I inherited from my parents rather than from the authentic sources. I remembered the split personality I had growing up: acting one way with the Muslims and another with my friends. I would realize that just as my Islamic knowledge is limited, so is theirs, and that many people follow their best understanding without purposely doing the wrong.

I also recalled the many times I sought to correct someone only to find out I was the one with incorrect knowledge. This led to a true sense of humility, and I would thank Allah for opening my eyes to the truth and giving me even a small taste of the sweetness of Iman. Then I would make Du’a for the person.



3. Remember what works for me

I would remind myself that it was the people in my life who practiced Islam in a consistent, welcoming, non-judgmental way that opened the door for me to ask questions, accept the answers, and evoke change in my life. This challenged me to be patient and further work on myself in an effort to be that example for others.

The key to truly changing my thinking was when I finally understood that the point of correcting others was supposed to be to help them change to the good. When this was done in an unsolicited way by someone who had not taken the time to get to know the persons or their particular circumstances and to gain their trust and respect, it usually did the opposite. It upset the person and made them think ill of me and all others who they began to consider “extreme”. They assumed I was constantly judging them and mentally criticizing everything they did. They avoided my company, and their heart closed to anything positive I did or said. Rather than enjoin them to the good, I had turned them totally away.

Although I still have my “negative” days, I have committed to trying to hold my tongue from giving unwanted advice. Instead, I am deliberate in creating an environment where people ask and push to be corrected. I realize that this is exactly how I best improve; by asking those more knowledgeable than me who never make me feel inferior for asking, and do not have expectations of me after they reply to my inquiries.

The reactions from those around me prove that when I show, through beautiful manners and actions, that Allah’s Way is the way that leads to inner and outer peace, I no longer have to shove people, kicking and screaming, to that Way. Instead, they flock to it.





- By Hebah Ahmed

Friday, July 16, 2010

Realiti nya...organisasi..



Realitinya...orang yg berkuasa diatas melihat org dibawah "full of shits"..

Dan org dibawah melihat di atas sebagai "asshole"

Saturday, July 10, 2010

Belajar mendengar...

Learn to listen, just as you learn to speak









IF a person starts telling you, whether in private or public, something that you already knew very well, pretend as if you do not know it. Do not rush to reveal your knowledge or to interfere with the speech. Instead, show your attention and concentration.



Imam Ata Bin Abi Rabah said: “A young man would tell me something that I may have heard before he was born. Nevertheless, I would listen to him as if I had never heard it before.”



Ata was a Tabi’ee, i.e. the one belonging to the generation coming after the Companions.



Khalid Bin Safwan Al-Tamimi, who frequented the courts of two Caliphs, Umar Bin Abdul Aziz and Hisham Bin Abdul Malik, said: “If a person tells you something you have heard before, or news that you already learned, do not interrupt him to exhibit your knowledge to those present. This is being rude and ill-mannered.”



Ibrahim Bin Al-Junaid said: “A wise man said to his son: ‘Learn the art of listening as you learn the art of speaking.’”



Listening well means maintaining eye contact, allowing the speaker to finish the speech, and restraining your urge to interrupt his speech. Al-Hafiz Al-Khateeb Al-Baghdadi said in a poem: “Never interrupt a talk; though you know it inside out.”

Saturday, July 03, 2010

to think about...


To Think About!

* We walk around looking at our phone, waiting for that text message or phone call. Yet we never look at the Quran for many days or even months.
* We love to talk about anything let it be even the weather but when one person says, Allah said or his ,Messenger (SAW) said, we try to quickly change the subject.
* We see on TV, the internet and around us people dying but yet we imagine we are going to live forever.
* We plan and plan but none of our plans include seeking Jannah.
* We run around all day doing favors for our friends and our loved ones but we barely ever do anything to please the lord of the worlds.

So we have to ask ourselves this:

* What do we really value?
* Do you value this short cheap world?
* Do you value the new phone you have?

When was the last time we sat by ourselves and cried thinking about our ending?

How many times did we ever imagine the Day of Judgment and our fate?

Allah shows us how serious it is.

Allah describes the discourse between Himself and the reckless and negligent on the Day of Judgment:

قَـٰلَ كَمۡ لَبِثۡتُمۡ فِى ٱلۡأَرۡضِ عَدَدَ سِنِينَ (١١٢) قَالُواْ لَبِثۡنَا يَوۡمًا أَوۡ بَعۡضَ يَوۡمٍ۬ فَسۡـَٔلِ ٱلۡعَآدِّينَ (١١٣) قَـٰلَ إِن لَّبِثۡتُمۡ إِلَّا قَلِيلاً۬‌ۖ لَّوۡ أَنَّكُمۡ كُنتُمۡ تَعۡلَمُونَ (١١٤) أَفَحَسِبۡتُمۡ أَنَّمَا خَلَقۡنَـٰكُمۡ عَبَثً۬ا وَأَنَّكُمۡ إِلَيۡنَا لَا تُرۡجَعُونَ (١١٥) فَتَعَـٰلَى ٱللَّهُ ٱلۡمَلِكُ ٱلۡحَقُّ‌ۖ لَآ إِلَـٰهَ إِلَّا هُوَ رَبُّ ٱلۡعَرۡشِ ٱلۡڪَرِيمِ (١١٦)

“He (Allâh) will say: “What number of years did you stay on earth?” They will say: “We stayed a day or part of a day. Ask of those who keep account.” He (Allâh) will say: “You stayed not but a little, if you had only known!” “Did you think that We had created you in play (without any purpose), and that you would not be brought back to Us?” So Exalted is Allâh, the True King, Lâ ilâha illa Huwa (none has the right to be worshipped but He), the Lord of the Supreme Throne!” (Surah Mu’minoon 23:112-116).

So next time when we are about to about to waste our time… we should think about death… Think about what we want do when our soul is departing from our body…. For I promise you if you live like your dying soon you shall have a more promised life here and hereafter.