Monday, November 29, 2010
...doa abah semuga anak-anak abah berjaya dunia dan akhirat
This is a powerful message in our modern society. We seemed to have lost our bearing & our sense of direction.
One young academically excellent person went to apply for a managerial position in a big company.
He passed the first interview, the director did the last interview, made the last decision.
The director discovered from the CV that the youth's academic achievements were excellent all the way, from the secondary school until the postgraduate research, never had a year when he did not score.
The director asked, "Did you obtain any scholarships in school?" the youth answered "none".
The director asked, " Was it your father who paid for your school fees?" The youth answered, "My father passed away when I was one year old, it was my mother who paid for my school fees.
The director asked, " Where did your mother work?" The youth answered, "My mother worked as clothes cleaner. The director requested the youth to show his hands. The youth showed a pair of hands that were smooth and perfect.
The director asked, " Have you ever helped your mother wash the clothes before?" The youth answered, "Never, my mother always wanted me to study and read more books. Furthermore, my mother can wash clothes faster than me.
The director said, "I have a request. When you go back today, go and clean your mother's hands, and then see me tomorrow morning.*
The youth felt that his chance of landing the job was high. When he went back, he happily requested his mother to let him clean her hands. His mother felt strange, happy but with mixed feelings, she showed her hands to the kid.
The youth cleaned his mother's hands slowly. His tear fell as he did that. It was the first time he noticed that his mother's hands were so wrinkled, and there were so many bruises in her hands. Some bruises were so painful that his mother shivered when they were cleaned with water.
This was the first time the youth realized that it was this pair of hands that washed the clothes everyday to enable him to pay the school fee. The bruises in the mother's hands were the price that the mother had to pay for his graduation, academic excellence and his future.
After finishing the cleaning of his mother hands, the youth quietly washed all the remaining clothes for his mother.
That night, mother and son talked for a very long time.
Next morning, the youth went to the director's office.
The Director noticed the tears in the youth's eyes, asked: " Can you tell me what have you done and learned yesterday in your house?"
The youth answered, " I cleaned my mother's hand, and also finished cleaning all the remaining clothes'
The Director asked, " please tell me your feelings."
The youth said, Number 1, I know now what is appreciation. Without my mother, there would not the successful me today. Number 2, by working together and helping my mother, only I now realize how difficult and tough it is to get something done. Number 3, I have come to appreciate the importance and value of family relationship.
The director said, " This is what I am looking for to be my manager.
I want to recruit a person who can appreciate the help of others, a person who knows the sufferings of others to get things done, and a person who would not put money as his only goal in life. You are hired.
Later on, this young person worked very hard, and received the respect of his subordinates. Every employee worked diligently and as a team. The company's performance improved tremendously.
A child, who has been protected and habitually given whatever he wanted, would develop "entitlement mentality" and would always put himself first. He would be ignorant of his parent's efforts. When he starts work, he assumes that every person must listen to him, and when he becomes a manager, he would never know the sufferings of his employees and would always blame others. For this kind of people, who may be good academically, may be successful for a while, but eventually would not feel sense of achievement. He will grumble and be full of hatred and fight for more. If we are this kind of protective parents, are we really showing love or are we destroying the kid instead?*
You can let your kid live in a big house, eat a good meal, learn piano, watch a big screen TV. But when you are cutting grass, please let them experience it.
After a meal, let them wash their plates and bowls together with their brothers and sisters.
It is not because you do not have money to hire a maid, but it is because you want to love them in a right way.
You want them to understand, no matter how rich their parents are, one day their hair will grow gray, same as the mother of that young person.
The most important thing is your kid learns how to appreciate the effort and experience the difficulty and learns the ability to work with others to get things done.
Thursday, November 25, 2010
Gambar -gambar Majlis Korban Perdana Anjuran Hikmah Sarawak di Hulu Simunjan yg di Rasmikan Oleh Yang Berbahagia Datu Misnu Hj Taha, Setiausaha Agung Hikmah Sarawak.
Tuesday, November 09, 2010
Dalam kehidupan kita seharian...banyak perkara positif yg berlaku keatas diri kita darpada perkara-perkara negatif,tapi kita selalu fokus kpd yg negatif dan separuh drp tenaga kita gunakan utk perkara negatif itu.
Ironinya,ini kerana the goods and positive things sudah menjadi perkara biasa (so common),so much so sudah menjadi part of life dan kita tidak menyedari keujudan nya.Sebaliknya ,Perkara Negatif,dan Permasalahan kecil atau besar akan mendapat perhatian kita kerana ianya "tidak menjadi kebiasaan" (relatively unusual)
Unfortunately, Dgn memberi perhatian kpd perkara-perkara negative ,kita juga memberi perkara itu kekuatan dan tenaga dan sokongan. Obviously that's not really what you want.
Instead of letting the small number of difficulties grab all your attention, work to become more aware of the overwhelmingly large number of good things.
Challenge kan diri kita sendiri.. to compile a list in your mind, as the day goes on, sekurang-kurangnya 20 good, positive, valuable things that come your way.
Most people, when asked to make a list of their troubles, would quickly be able to name dozens of things.
Yet when you start looking instead for your blessings, and keeping a mental record of them, what you discover will positively amaze and delight you.
Put a little effort into bringing out the positive, and it will bring out the best in you.
Thursday, November 04, 2010
Muhammad bin Abi ‘Ali al-Asbahaanee recited:
“Act upon your knowledge and you will profit,
Knowledge does not benefit so long as one does not perfect his actions
Knowledge is beauty and Taqwa (Fear) of Allah is its decoration
Those with Taqwa are always preoccupied with their knowledge
The proof of Allah, O possessor of knowledge, is immense
Neither plotting nor scheming concerning it is of any use
Acquire knowledge and perform deeds as much as you can
And do not let vain pastimes and argumentation distract you
Always make it your goal to benefit the people
And beware, beware of fatigue and weariness overtaking you
Admonish your brother with gentleness when he makes a mistake
For knowledge is affectionate with those who are overcome by errors
And if you are amidst a people that have no religious morals
Then command them to do good when they act ignorantly (i.e. sin)
And if they disobey you, then remind them without getting annoyed
And be patient, strive in patience and do not let their actions worry you
For every goat is attached to its two feet
Have patience whether they are oppressive or fair.”
al-Khateeb al-Baghdadi’s ‘Iqtida’ al-’Ilm al-’Amal’