Archive for 22 Jun 2007


It is better to light a candle than to curse the darkness”

As-Sarawaki, 22 June 2007: Alhamdulillah, this entry titled “Food for Thought, Lesson to Learn” is my fourth entry in English after Good or Bad, Hard to Say!, Purpose of Life (Erti Hidup) and This Is Islam.. Beautiful Way Of Life, Perfect Way To Live. Maybe this entry also serves as a response to a visitor who silently and anonymously been reading most of my entries and she personally requested more entries in English.


The wisdom of life consists in elimination of non-essentials. The great thing in this world is not so much where we stand as in which direction we are moving. Prophet Muhammad Peace Be Upon Him once said: “Value the worth of five things before they are replaced by the other five conditions: value your youthfulness before old age arrives, value health before sickness strikes, value your wealth before you become needy, value peacefulness before hardship comes, and value life before death arrives.”


In almost every moment of the day, we find ourselves being confronted with questions and opportunities. Our lives are a constant flow of decisions. What will I eat? What will I wear? Where will I go? Whom will I go with? What will I do? What will I buy? Where will I live? Life is always asking us questions. Often they seem small and insignificant, but in truth they can give significant impact to our lives. We have options.. We choose between various options a hundred times a day, and our choices impact our credibility, happiness, health, well-being, and destiny. So, always bear in mind.. Making a right decision is a might and it is crucial! Thus, make sure that every decision we make will bring rejoice for us in this wordly life and more importantly in the Hereafter.


Here are very interesting, wise and full of thoughts slide shows about “Packet of Biscuits” which is taken from a poem titled ‘The Cookie Thief‘ by Valerie Cox in 1996 for us to think about. (selanjutnya…)

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