Sunday, August 8, 2010

The arrival of Ramadhan Mubarak

Bismillah. The most awaited month in Muslim calendar, Ramadhan is now 3 days away. This year, will it be different for me to celebrate this fasting month in the country where Muslim is not the majority? Hmm.. Nervous, excited, curious are all now mixing up. Back then in Malaysia, I used to wake up after ibu have finish preparing with the main course. What I need to do was just serving the rice onto the plate. But this time around, I need to make my own sahur, with my housemates. Will that works? Insyallah..

What make us (the Muslim students at UQ) more excited about this first Ramadhan? It's public holiday!! Well not because the government over here really assign the first Ramadhan as a public holiday to respect the Muslims. It's just happen that the first Ramadhan falls on their Ekka day. Alhamdulillah.. =D (or maybe not, depends on the moon sighting..) 

Last Friday, the sisters over here made some small gathering in conjunction of this coming Ramadhan. Lots of activities have been planned to maximise the amount of pahala that we could gain. Yeah!

  • Ifthar - Break fast together every Saturday. The hosting house will do the main course while others can  come as helpers or bring dessert. Our house will host this ifthar on the last week of Ramadhan. =) We've planned to serve our guest with nasi impit and kuah lodeh perhaps? 
Prophet Muhammad (PBUH) said: ........he who gives food for a fasting person to break his fast, shall have his sins forgiven, and he will be saved from Hell fire, he will receive the same reward as him, except that nothing will be reduced from the fasting person's reward. [Narrated by At - Tirmidhi]
  • Hafazan competition - Encourage people to hafaz new verse, with the 30th juzu as the priority in this competition. 
  • Ukthi ramadhan (UR) - Each person should have one sister that has been paired with using lucky draw. The role is to be some sort of 'secret admire' to that sister. The objective of this activities is tighten the ukhwah and to delight your ukhti. You can give bears or buy her a chocolate bar as a present. Only when the Syawals comes, the identity of your secret admire can be revealed. ; )

   لا يُؤمِنُ أحدُكُم حتى يُحِب لأَخِيهِ ما يُحبُُّ لِنَفسـه

Prophet Muhammad (PBUH) said: He has a weak faith until that person loves for his brother what he loves for himself
Tidak beriman seseorang itu selagi dia tidak mencintai saudaranya melebihi dari dirinya sendiri.
                                                                                                [Narrated by Bukhari]
  • Qiyam - Will be held on the 3th week of Ramadhan. We'll do it together in jamaah at the house who host the ifthar.
  • Tadarrus al Quran - A must-thing when Ramadhan comes. Will be conducted while waiting for Isya' prayer.   

And I believe many more activities that are not listed above. So excited! =D Every house also have their own 'Ramadhan checklist'..

This morning I went for a long one day course organised by HikmahWay. This 'Ramadhan Knights' course really refresh me back with all aspects of Ramadhan. From the origin, the acts that will nullify your fast to the celebration of Eid.

Owh ya, speaking of Eid, before the course started, we (the Brisbane akhwat) had a photoshoot (konon2nye) for 'Salam Perantauan' =D I'm so thrilled. Selalu tgk gambar orang lain je kn kt dlm suratkhabar tu? ;p

So this is the best outfit that we can come out with. But this is not the picture that will be sent for Salam Perantauan. Person that hold the pictures have not finalised yet which one is the best because we had several shoots of photo. Sedih oke baju raye x ade tahun ni, gune abaya yg ibu beli time haji dulu je.. Tapi x pe, berjimat cermat amalan mulia kn? =)

From left: Hasanah, me, Aziemah, Atiqah, Ain
(UQ with smiley emoticon..)

Let me end this post with this music video from Man Bai and Raihan. 

Mari rebut pahala jom!

1 comment:

Siti Nurhuda Husna Zulkarnain said...

Happy Ramadhan Al-Mubarak, Safwanah~ ^_^

Pssst : Ingat lagi tak? ;p