He Listens, He Answers, He is talking to you.

When you are searching for that one verse to remind you to not look at what He gave others but you can’t seem find it. But then you stood behind the imam, and he reads out the exact verse that you are looking for:

وَلَا تَمُدَّنَّ عَيْنَيْكَ إِلَىٰ مَا مَتَّعْنَا بِهِۦٓ أَزْوَٰجًا مِّنْهُمْ زَهْرَةَ ٱلْحَيَوٰةِ ٱلدُّنْيَا لِنَفْتِنَهُمْ فِيهِ ۚ وَرِزْقُ رَبِّكَ خَيْرٌ وَأَبْقَىٰ

And strain not your eyes in longing for the things We have given for enjoyment to various groups of them (polytheists and disbelievers in the Oneness of Allah), the splendour of the life of this world that We may test them thereby. But the provision (good reward in the Hereafter) of your Lord is better and more lasting.

When you are mad at yourself for being you and your mind starts to have all the debate about if only you are like everyone else. And then the imam reads the verse:

سَلَٰمٌ عَلَيْكُم بِمَا صَبَرْتُمْ ۚ فَنِعْمَ عُقْبَى ٱلدَّارِ

“Salamun ‘Alaikum (peace be upon you) for that you persevered in patience! Excellent indeed is the final home!”

Such ‘coincidence’.



بسم الله الرحمن الرحيم

“Ummi (mother), I asked ustaz (teacher) that day about my friends. How come they sin but I don’t see Allah punishing them…”

“What did he reply you?”

“He asked me to ask them whether they pray tahajjud. Why?”

“Uwais, what kind of punishment do you expect? Isn’t it enough of a punishment for a believer that Allah did not honour them with His remembrance? When he did not invite you by waking you up in the middle of the night to be in His presence when everyone is asleep?

Uwais, you complained about not being able to be consistent in reading the Quran, review what you have done. Look at your deeds.”


The Provider

بسم الله الرحمن الرحيم

I feel like I did not write for a very long time, only to realise that the last post was only 6 days ago. (And there is a draft post that I wrote 1 day ago.)

My mother told me a lot of things, and one of which I hold on to is to not be preoccupied with the cost of a class. I can’t say that I wholeheartedly hold on to it, there were times that I have my doubts.

On the 29th of December, I came back home happy as I have managed to register for a class that I (really) wanted to join back in 2016. Not realising that I did not think through the cost of the class. (I know, what?!?)

Today, 7th of January, since it is my birthday month, my brother let me choose what I want.

So I offered him, do you want to pay for my class? You want to pay the miscellaneous fees or the monthly fees?

I thought he just wanted to pay for this month fees. But he offered to pay for the whole course. MasyaAllah. (Maybe he will pay for my future diploma also…aamiin)

Anyone else wants to pay for my other classes? I have other classes too. You can totally contact me if you want. Any takers? No?


May Allah reward him bountifully.


You against yourself

بسم الله الرحمن الرحيم

Maybe I was thinking about how I was using instagram these days, hence the link.

I was checking one of my family member’s quran reading and today, this ayat was read to me:

ٱقْرَأْ كِتَٰبَكَ كَفَىٰ بِنَفْسِكَ ٱلْيَوْمَ عَلَيْكَ حَسِيبًا

(It will be said to him): “Read your book. You yourself are sufficient as a reckoner against you this Day.”

Some of us use instagram as an online photo album, or use a blog to express and whatever not.

It is as if it was said to me:

“Open your own account with your own password that you have created yourself and you be the judge.”

Are there pictures of you or other people’s aurat exposed? Are there pictures of you sinning? Are there captions or blog posts expressing your (ignorant) views that were against your religion?

Amazing really. Technology.

It knows what kind of post you would like based on who you follow, what pictures you liked, the videos you watched etc.

We don’t even need to wait till the next life, if we are able to access instagram’s intelligence/data on our account to see how much time we spent there, what we watched, what we liked, I think we would freak out on the minute details they know about us.

Nothing compared to the information He has on our lives.

But really, although He knew us inside out, it is enough that we use our own knowledge of ourselves to go against ourselves.

ٱقْرَأْ كِتَٰبَكَ كَفَىٰ بِنَفْسِكَ ٱلْيَوْمَ عَلَيْكَ حَسِيبًا

(It will be said to him): “Read your book. You yourself are sufficient as a reckoner against you this Day.”



I find it beautiful that in one of the recommended surahs to read every night is Surah Mulk.

The first verse started out with ‘tabaarak’ (تبارك) – Blessed be He (Allah). If we were to talk about barakah, which is often explained to us in terms of wealth. That is, a small amount of money, if there is barakah in it, then it will suffice. Obviously, barakah doesn’t just apply to wealth.

The first verse is a reminder that in whatever situation you are in your life, with all the chaos going around, remember that He is in control and He has it all planned out. 

And the second verse reminds you of your permanent condition: you will be tested.

And in just these two verses, it is as if a means to coax as well as to reaffirm your heart after all that it has been through.

This life is a test, He is in control, Believe.

Although you are chocked up with your own tears, believe.

Quran 67:1-2

تَبَٰرَكَ ٱلَّذِى بِيَدِهِ ٱلْمُلْكُ وَهُوَ عَلَىٰ كُلِّ شَىْءٍ قَدِيرٌ

Blessed is He in Whose Hand is the dominion, and He is Able to do all things.

ٱلَّذِى خَلَقَ ٱلْمَوْتَ وَٱلْحَيَوٰةَ لِيَبْلُوَكُمْ أَيُّكُمْ أَحْسَنُ عَمَلًا ۚ وَهُوَ ٱلْعَزِيزُ ٱلْغَفُورُ

Who has created death and life, that He may test you which of you is best in deed. And He is the All-Mighty, the Oft-Forgiving;


Loki the Cat

بسم الله الرحمن الرحيم

We took care of Loki for a few days way back in april 2016.

He is a mix breed.

When he was here, what bothered me was that he was just playing, venturing around and not sleeping. (I took care of a few cats before so if a cat is not sleeping after a long period of time, it is kinda odd)

So when he finally closed his eyes to rest in front of my prayer mat while I was reading the Quran, I lowered down my volume, not wanting to wake him up. (Although macam awat hang tidur sini)

And when I decided to stop reading, he opened his eyes, looked at me as if saying ‘why did you stop?’

He was brought into some stranger’s house, and perhaps it is the word of Allah that had made him to feel calm to be able to rest.

And soon after, he lay down on top of my prayer mat in front of me when I am reading the Quran, listening to this lullaby. (Dh ups sikit, dulu depan sejadah, now atas sejadah. Amboi Loki,😸)

May all of us find peace, tranquility and calmness in the words of Allah💗


Surah Yusof عليه السلام Part 2

بسم الله الرحمن الرحيم

We all have our ‘not-feeling-it’ days right.

It just happened that I just don’t feel like finishing the last 2 pages of what I was supposed to read that morning. And since I don’t have school that day, I was like I’ll read it later.

Maybe I was so tired that day that I even slept for almost 3 hours during the day. If I take into account that I don’t usually sleep during the day, this was like okay dude what is up with that?! So duh I don’t have time to do what I needed/wanted to do during the day so I pushed reading the Quran to night-time.

And so it happened that I had a major meltdown and tadaaaaaaaa: the second page of the 2 pages is Surah Yusof (عليه السلام) i.e. the surah recommended for you to read when you are sad.

الله أكبر الله أكبر الله أكبر ولله الحمد

May our not-feeling-it moments always bring us back to Him💗

عيد مبارك. كل عام وأنتم بخير