Monday, March 30, 2009
Sunday, March 29, 2009
9.00 - 11.30 pm : SEQ 1
2.15 - 4.45 pm : SEQ 2
30 - 31/03
Cuti Hari Keputeraan Sultan Kelantan
1/04 (MPG 1,2,3 & 4)
8.30 am - 4.00 pm : Clinical OSCE
2/04 (Dewan Utama)
9.30 am - 10.30 am : OSCE
5/04 (MPG 1,2,3 & 4)
8.30 am - 4.00 pm : Clinical OSCE(merdeka)
8/04 - Rabu
9/04 - Khamis
2.15pm - Majlis Mesyuarat Pemeriksa
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alhamdulillah,dah hampir satu bulan blog ini diwujudkan.Sambutan?sangat memberansangkan. Setiap hari,pasti ada yang menulis,tak kira medical knowledge,motivational stories dan lain-lain.Tahniah kepada yang berkongsi.Semoga usaha kalian dipermudahkan Allah,InsyaAllah.
'Sharing is charity'
Tahniah juga kepada readers(eventhough we cant force evrybody to read each post)
Our final is just 8 days from now.Tentunya adrenaline semakin banyak dihasilkan.Palpitation bukan sahaja dirasai,malah mungkin bleh didengar dari telinga sendiri.Kita manusia biasa,normal kalau kita ada perasaan gementar.Apa-apa pun Masa itu milik Allah.Bertawakal sepenuhnya kepada Allah.
Setiap orang ada rasa stress.Gunakan sublimation.Dan senyum adalah sublimation yang bagus!!bila kita senyum,kita akan rasa kurang stress,dan senyuman kita akan mengembirakan orang lain.Alhamdulillah=p
Thursday, March 19, 2009
make a change,
memberi lebih baik dari menerima
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Saturday, March 7, 2009
28th Ramadan 1429 – Day 28- Road Towards A Larger Future – Motivational story on Asking For Forgiveness from Others
I received an e-greeting card from a friend that day.
‘Eid Mubarak, "Kullu am wa antum bi-khair" (May you be well throughout the year) –‘And then, my friend wrote a personal note saying: ‘Please forgive me for all my wrongdoings, intentionally or unintentionally.’
SubhanAllaah…I smiled as I read her note. ‘Me too, my dearest… me too’ I whispered silently as I clicked on the ‘Reply This Card’ button.
Isn’t that the typical greetings and wishes we make for one another every single time this blessed month of Ramadan is ending and the glorious month of Syawal approaching?
So much so that I once wondered- when we seek for the forgiveness from others especially during Ramadan, do we really mean it from the bottom of our hearts or it is just cultural and a mere lip service?
It was then I remembered what Allah said about believers,In the Qur’an Allah has described the Believers as
SubhanAllaah…. Look at how important it is to forgive others, huh? Not doing so would actually make us missing one of the characters of a believer!
Nauzubillaah…Not only that, in fact, Allaah has precisely told us to make amends with the people who might have done wrong to us when later in the same Surah Allah says,
“The reward of the evil is the evil thereof, but whosoever forgives and makes amends, his reward is upon Allah.” (al-Shura 42: 40)
Amazing, isn’t it? Allah knows our tendencies of wanting to lash-back, retaliate, get even, strike back and even the score- so, He, our Lord has said that yes, if anyone does wrong to you, it is your right to respond to that accordingly. But, with a big huge humungous B, Allah said that if we decide to forgive and make amend, then, we shall be rewarded by Him for that, inshaAllaah.
I got very excited just by thinking that I am being promised a reward by the Owner of the Universe, the Fulfiller of all needs and the Master of all creations. It doesn’t really matter what He promises us, right? I mean, if the Owner of Everything that existed in this world AND Who is Most Generous promises me a reward, do you think the reward is going to be a small, tiny, insignificant one?Just like when a bighearted wealthy man promised to reward us for helping him out? Do you think he is going to give us ten cents or a nickel for what we have done for him? Or do you think, logically, because of his status, capacity and character, he is going to give us a hundred dollars if not a thousand dollars?
Ka-ching!!So, yes, I truly know that I would want that reward as promised by my Lord for being a forgiving person and for making amend with the ones that has hurt me, inshaAllaah.I remembered an unfortunate incident that happened thousands of years ago about my beloved Lady A’isha who was slandered. One of the slanderers turned out to be Mistah, the cousin of ‘Aisha’s father, Abu Bakr (ra). Abu Bakr, may Allah be pleased with him, used to give financial help to this young man. After he slandered his daughter, Abu Bakr vowed not to help him any more. But Allah reminded Abu Bakr and through him all the Believers,
“Let not those among you who are endued with grace and amplitude of means resolve by oath against helping their kinsmen, those in want and those who migrated in the path of Allah. Let them forgive and overlook. Do you not wish that Allah should forgive you? Indeed Allah is Oft-Forgiving, Most Merciful.” (Al-Nur 24:22)
Abu Bakr, may Allah be pleased with him, came out of his home and said,
He not only continued to help him but he gave him more.
SubhanAllaah! What a beautiful character…When I read the words … Do you not wish that Allah should forgive you?... my heart goes YES, YES, YES, Yes Ya Rabbi, I wish that you forgive me…
Don’t you wish for the same too?Absolutely, right?On top of that, our beloved Prophet Muhammad (saw) once said:
Musa (as), the son of Imran once asked, "Oh my Lord! Who is the most honourable of Your servants? And He replied, the person who forgives even when he is in a position of power." (Baihaqi)
No wonder Caliph Abu Bakar was such an honorable man! He actually has forgiven someone when he (ra) was in the position of power, subhanAllaah…
Paul Boese Paul Boese once said,
So let us asked ourselves this particular question- Do we,too want to have a larger future?Think about it.
Sis Zabrina also known as Zabrina A. Bakar, is a Life Storyteller, motivational and inspirational writer and speaker; and author and creator of Islamic motivational book Life Open Secret book series
Friday, March 6, 2009
The Story of a Man and His Bag of Gold is one of the 18 stories from Life is an Open Secret- You, Me and We
Have you ever received emails that make you ponder hard about life? The other day I received one. I love these kinds of emails, as they not only tease my thoughts, but they trigger me to thoroughly think of things that I typically don't think about (Wow, a new tongue twister!)
Anyway, the first part of the email asked me to answer three simple (I wish!) questions. Why don't you answer them with me, agree?
The questions are:
1. Name the five wealthiest people in the world.
2. Name any ten people who have won the Nobel or Pulitzer Prize.
3. Name the last half dozen Academy Award winners for best actor and actress.
Yikes! Goodness, I think I am experiencing not only a major blonde moment here, but probably brunette, black, red and brown too!
Totally dazed, I decided to read on to the second set of questions. They are:
1. List a few people who aided your journey through school.
2. Name three friends who have helped you through a difficult time.
3. Think of a few people who have made you feel appreciated and special.
Now, these I can answer! Alhamdulillah (praise be to Allah) My heart smiled as I reflected on their names, the names of the individuals who had touched my life in their own wonderful ways.
This was when it suddenly hit me- BAM! These names are not only merely names. These names represented something more significant, something greater than the persons themselves. Yes, they do!
A Chinese proverb once said:
A bit of fragrance always clings to the hand that gives roses.
Sniff, sniff… hmmm…Yup, they absolutely have the perfect right rose scent on their hands! Do you want to know the kind of roses they held and gave me?
In many words - compassionate, sympathetic, thoughtful, concerned, caring, considerate and empathetic.
In one word- kindness! Absolutely!
They truly understood the words of our Prophet Muhammad (peace be upon him):
"Allah is kind and loves kindness." (Declared as Hadith hasan by Al-Albani)
SubhanAllah…This was what they have been doing to others in their lives. And I was fortunate to be blessed having people like them around me, Alhamdulillah…
And the effect of their kindness is just as what Lao Tzu had once said:
Kindness in words creates confidence.
Kindness in thinking creates profoundness.
Kindness in giving creates love.
Ah- yes! I agree with you, Lao Tzu.
Have you met these kinds of people, my friends? The ones who always say the right thing, think the right way and make you feel everything is going to be right again? The ones whose act of kindness we never could forget?
Frederick L. Collins summed it up really well when he said:
There are two types of people - those who come into a room and say, "Well, here I am!" and those who come in and say, "Ah, there you are."
I chuckled when I read what he said the first time. Somehow that UB40 song "Here I Am Baby" started humming in my head!
How do I make it stop?
Focus, Zabrina! Focus!
Okay, okay. Where was I?
So, I absolutely love the name Mr. Frederick gave- Here-I-Am versus There-You-Are!
During the times when we are freezing cold, they come with a blanket and say Here-I-Am. When we are hungry, they have food in their hands and say Here-I-Am. When we need support, they lend their shoulders and say Here-I-Am. When we are limping in pain, they hold our hands and say Here-I-Am. They say Here-I-Am and share the only biscuit they have with us. They pick up our phone calls at midnight and say don't worry, Here-I-Am. During moments when we feel all alone and lonely they come knocking on our doors and say Here-I-Am. And sometimes, when they see us teary from far, they come closer and say Here-I-Am darling, don't worry about a thing.
They made me ask myself- Am I living a life as a Here-I-Am person or There-You-Are person? Which one are you, my brothers and sisters?
I remembered a verse sent down to us from Allah, our Lord who said:
"Woe to worshippers, who are absent-minded to their prayer, those who make a show (of piety), and refuse to render small acts of kindness (towards others)." (Al-Ma`un 107: 4-7)
Ya Allah… (O my God). Did Allah just use the word woe? Woe to the ones who refused to render small acts of kindness? Do we know the implications of this word woe, my friends?
As I flipped the pages of my big red dictionary, I learned that the word woe meant serious (Code Red!) grief, misfortune, affliction, sadness, despair, misery and wretchedness.
Gulp! Na`udhubillah (We seek refuge in Allah) I could feel my knees going wobbly suddenly.
These are not the strings of words I want to exist in my life! No…
Let us ask ourselves- have we ever ignored an old man who has difficulties crossing the road? Or our mother's requests to massage her painful back and tired feet? Have we helped our baby brother to tie his shoe lace? Or comfort a friend whose confidence was shattered by words of others? Perhaps helped orphans who needed donations? Assist a lady with a flat tire on the road? Helped out a homeless who asked for a glass of water? Given aid to a stranger who looked lost? Fulfilled a request for a volunteer to help out in the masjid?
Ya Allah, I am so afraid that if I continue to close one eye and ignore all these opportunities for me to do small acts of kindness- Allah would send a package of “serious grief” to me! A package that says- "Special Delivery: Compliments from your Lord. Thanks for the Service Not Rendered to My other creations".
Do I dare face the consequences of such a "special package" delivery just because I am too lazy, too proud, too busy, too tired to be kind, to help, to care, to assist another person? Do you dare, my brothers and sisters?
Na`udhubillah. There goes my wobbly feet again.
Don't think so, right? Duh!
Suddenly I realized that I really needed to know something. What does Allah mean by small acts of kindness? How small is small? What is the quantum of "smallness of kindness" Allah is saying to us here?
The answer came from our beloved Prophet Muhammad (peace be upon him):
"Do not belittle even the smallest act of kindness, even if it were no more than meeting your brother with a smiling and cheerful face." (Muslim)
SubhanAllah… I cannot believe it! The smallest act of kindness is a cheerful, smiling face? Isn't that amazing? I couldn't believe that it is so simple to be kind! Alhamdulillah!
And you know something else? I found that we don't necessarily need a human being to be kind, too! What we need is at least a living being, as said by the Prophet (peace be upon him) here:
" …O Allah's Messenger! Is there a reward for us in serving the animals?" He said, "Yes, there is a reward for serving any animate (living being)." (Al-Bukhari and Muslim)
SubhanAllah! So, even if we suddenly become Tom Hanks being Cast Away on an island alone- we still have a chance to be kind!
How? By serving the animals and plants around us, of course! By being kind to our pets and animals that live around us: don't hurt them, don't throw stones at them and definitely don't burn them! If you see them ill, take them to the vet. Care for them. Feed them. If they drink milk, give them some milk. If they eat biscuits, give them some biscuits. And if they eat meat, please send them back to the zoo because they surely are at the wrong place!
Oh, and yes, please do water your plants too- because by doing all these things, there is a reward for us! Yup! Totally!
I remember a story about a man mentioned in one of the Prophet's(peace be upon him) hadiths:
"While a man was walking on a road, he became very thirsty. Then he came across a well, got down into it, drank (of its water) and then came out. Meanwhile he saw a dog panting and licking mud because of excessive thirst. The man said to himself; "This dog is suffering from the same state of thirst as I did." So he went down the well (again) and filled his shoe (with water) and held it in his mouth and watered the dog. Allah thanked him for that deed and forgave him…" (Al-Bukhari and Muslim)
Ya Allah! I was truly shocked when I read this hadith. I could not imagine how a simple act of giving water to a thirsty animal could result in Allah thanking and forgiving us. Isn't that a reward by itself?
No wonder Saadi, a Muslim poet once said:
To give pleasure to a single heart by a single kind act is better than a thousand head-bowings in prayer.
Don't you feel at this point that you truly want to look for any citizens from the Animal Kingdom which is thirsty or hungry just so that we could receive words of thanks from Him, the Almighty, plus be forgiven for the sins we have done?
Here kitty, kitty, kitty…meow…kitty, kitty, kitty…purrr…
Then, suddenly, I realized the amazing lessons for me to learn from this wonderful hadith of Prophet Muhammad (peace be upon him).
Let me share them with you. The first lesson I learned was from this line:
"… The man said to himself "This dog is suffering from the same state of thirst as I did."
SubhanAllah, I am amazed at how empathetic this man was! I have never looked at any animals and thought, hey, that little kitty must be as hungry as I was just now!
But that was exactly what this man did. He looked at the dog, reflected upon himself and remembered how he felt when he himself was thirsty. And because he was able to “feel” what the dog had felt, he decided to go down the well the second time to get the water for the little doggie.
I asked myself- isn't this what I should be doing? Whenever I see someone who is in need, shouldn’t I be asking myself - how would I feel if I were in their shoes? Sad? Miserable? Depressed?
And secondly, I learned something when Prophet Muhammad(peace be upon him) said:
"... So he went down the well (again)…"
Let us ask ourselves- did this man wait for the dog to come to him and pant 'woof, woof, woof…bark!' (I am thirsty…help!)? Okay, I totally made that line up, but you know what I mean, right? He just saw the dog, felt sorry for it and went to get the water. That's it!
So, I asked myself- should I wait for someone I see facing difficulties to ask for help, only then offering my assistance, or should I quickly "go down the well" and help "them" without being asked, just as the man did?
Ralph Waldo Emerson once said:
You cannot do a kindness too soon, for you never know how soon it will be too late.
And my final lesson was from these words:
" ... So he went down the well (again) and filled his shoe (with water) and
held it in his mouth and watered the dog…"
Isn't it amazing that he came up (the second time) holding a shoe filled with water in his mouth? Honestly, I am not sure how he climbed up, but he did!
Don't you feel this man has shown us that at times, truly, the act of kindness would require us to be selfless for a bit, you agree? Perhaps to be a little tired, exhausted, worn out, bushed and beat too!
Just like if we just came back from school, then our mother asked us to help with cleaning the house. Do you say "yes mum", smile and put on a cheerful face or do you grumble and said that you are tired? If an officemate asked for a lift back home, do you think of the extra five minutes you would spend detouring off your route, or do you say "yes, no problem", with a cheerful face? And if your spouse asked you to massage their head or their feet, do you do a Touch-And-Go job while mumbling that you are tired too, or do you really do it to make them feel better?
Did I accidentally hit some nerves? Sorry… (really).
But, you know something, my friends? If we think that when we help others, when we are kind to them, we are doing them a favor- we have to think again.
Our beloved Prophet Muhammad(peace be upon him) has said this once:
“Allah will help a person so long as he helps his brother.” (Muslim)
SubhanAllah! I could not believe this.
Our acts of kindness that we thought we do for others, are in actuality, for ourselves?
Look at the hadith again. Allah has promised that so long and as long as we helped our brothers (and sisters), He would help us too!
So, really, don’t you feel that the message between the lines is this- if we really want Allah to help us in whatever we do in our lives, we should begin by helping others first?
Wow, like Chandler of Friends likes to say, could it BE any clearer than this?!
Let me share with you a story I once heard of the man who won a highway contest.
Once, a King had a great highway built for the members of his kingdom. After it was completed, the king decided to have a contest. He invited the citizens to participate. Their challenge was to see who could travel the highway the best. On the day of the contest, the people came with fine chariots and some came in their track clothes, too!
People traveled the highway all day. Whenever a person arrived at the end of the highway, he would complain to the king that there was a large pile of rocks and debris left on the road at one spot, and this got in their way and hindered their travel.
At the end of the day, a lone traveler crossed the finish line and wearily walked over to the King. He was tired and dirty, but he addressed the King with great respect and handed him a bag of gold. He explained: "I stopped along the way to clear away a pile of rocks and debris that was blocking the road. I found this bag of gold that was under one of the big rocks, and I want you to return it to its rightful owner."
The King replied: "You are the rightful owner."
The traveler replied: "Oh no, that is not mine. I've never own such money."
"Oh yes," said the King, "you've earned this gold, for you won my contest. He who travels the road best is he who makes the road smoother for those who will follow."
Ya Allah, this story made me think.
Have I made the road smoother for others? Have I helped remove the debris that was blocking the road of others? Or have I pretended that I didn't see it? Or worse, have I simply complained about all the "debris" I found on the road and not done anything about it?
What about you, my brothers and sisters? Have you missed the pot of gold because you didn't remove the "debris" for others? Have you wondered how many pots of gold you missed because you weren't concerned enough to take the time to move or remove the debris along your path so that others could conveniently pass through?
I remember an anonamous quote that says:
Treat everyone with kindness, even those who are rude to you –
not because they are nice, but because you are.
The question is - Are we?
(The Story of a Man and His Bag of Gold is one of the 18 stories from Life is an Open Secret- You, Me and We)
Copyright © Sis Zabrina 2008
Thursday, March 5, 2009
Tuesday, March 3, 2009
owh yeah,in An Nisa:110
"Dan barangsiapa mengerjakan kejahatan atau mengzalimi dirinya sendiri,kemudian dia meminta ampun daripada Allah,nescaya dia mendapati Allah Maha Pengampun lagi Maha Penyayang"
forgive me,forgive us Ya Allah.