In the name of Allah; the entirely merciful; the especially merciful - بِسْمِ اللَّهِ الرَّحْمَـٰنِ الرَّحِيمِ

Monday, 31 December 2007

Leaving The Love Ones

Bismillahir Rahmanir Rahim
Assalamu alaikum warahmatullahi wabarakatuhu

One week before my husband and me went for Hajj I could hardly sleep thinking about leaving our children for the very first time. I was so worried but Alhamdulillah friends advised me not to worries and just leave my affair to Allah and put my trust in Him.

Finding the one who would care for our children was not easy. It took us some time thinking who would be the best person to look after our children. I asked my sister who once told me that if I go Hajj she would look after them, but she could not do it for some reasons. She was suggested that may be her daughter can substitute her, but we have no confident on her.

Alhamdulillah, at last we decided that my husband mother will care the children. When we told her that Insha Allah we will be going to Makkah this year, she was so happy for us. And she said big yes when we asked her if she would care for her grandchildren. Masha Allah we were so relieved that our children will be look after by their grandmother. Alhamdulillah, a visa was granted to my mother in law 2 weeks before we supposed to go to Makkah.

Alhamdulillah, I also planned for some sisters to help taking Muja for her therapies. May Allah reward the sisters with good for their willingness to help us. They were great carer, Masha Allah.

Alhamdulillah, a few weeks before we leaving we heard a good news that my brother in law and his family will come to Perth for good. Allah sent us another help from family member, and I was so grateful.

Masha Allah the day we leaving for Makkah was the saddest day for me. I was so happy that Allah has invited us to His House but leaving the children behind was so hard. I could see that it was difficult for my children as well, but Insha Allah with Allah help they will be in good hands.

At the airport my children eyes were wet and red. Mine was worst. I hugged them liked it's going to be my last time with them. It was so hard for me and them as well. My husband has to pull me from my children, saying Bismillah we are going and we kept walking and never look back while chanting Labbaik Allahuma Labbaik...

Sunday, 30 December 2007

Hajj Mabrur, Insha Allah.

Bismillahir Rahmanir Rahim
Assalamu alaikum warahmatullahi wabarakatuhu

Kaabah or also known as Makkah

Alhamdulillah, I had the most amazing hajj journey 1428/2007 from 2nd December to 27th of December this year. All praise be to Allah, who took me to Makkah, the place where Prophet Ibrahim alaihi salam leave his wife and son by the order of Allah, to perform Hajj with my dear husband. I was amazed at his faith to Allah with the hardships travelling through the rocky mountains of Makkah by foot while here I am travelling in an airconditioned bus and still felt difficulty of the journey.

Alhamdulilah we were invited to the House of Allah, Kaabah, built by two faithful Prophets of Allah Ibrahim and Ismail alaihi salam. It was an amazing experience when I set my eyes on the Kaabah for the very first time. I can't explained the feeling of peace and tranquility every time I stepped my feet inside the Masjid ul Haram and looking at the Kaabah. Alhamdulillah, there were no words that I could describe my feeling being through the hajj journey. I guess ones have to experience herself to fell it.

Subhana Allah, I was so fortunate to be among the other Hujaj performing Hajj and visited the Prophet's Masjid. It was a privilege praying in Raudah, a piece of Jannah in the Prophet's Masjid. Being in that masjid remind me of the sacrificed the Prophet Muhammad sallallahu alaihi wasalam went through when spreading the deen of Islam. He was an amazing man, that Allah sent to humankind, the best example for us. I was so fortunate to come closer to the resting place of our prophet and have the opportunity to send salam to him as close as I could be to him.

My hajj journey is my hijrah, to practice Islam slowly but steadily according to the Qur'an and the sunnah of our prophet sallallahu alaihi wasalam.

Insha Allah, if there is time I would write more about my amazing journey.

Saturday, 15 December 2007

Cerebral palsy deaths unrelated to centre practices: report

Bismillahir Rahmanir Rahim
Assalamu alaikum warahmatullahi wabarakatuhu

Taken from perthnow

December 14, 2007 10:55am

AN independent report has found practices at Perth's Centre for Cerebral Palsy were not to blame for 17 deaths since 2001, the WA government said.

A nine-person inquiry committee conducted an investigation following complaints from families over the deaths of the cerebral palsy sufferers at the centre.

Disability Services Minister Sheila McHale today said the committee's report concluded the deaths were not preventable and did not reflect a lack of care.

''(It) found that these people required very high levels of support and had complex medical issues,'' Ms McHale said in a statement.

However, the review did find problems at the centre and recommended immediate reforms.

"The review found the organisation has some substantial problems, particularly with clinical and management practices and the presence of a poor organisational culture,'' Ms McHale said.

"These problems will remain unless decisive action is taken by the board and management team.''

The centre's incoming board chairman Keith Chapman has told the minister all the report's recommendations will be implemented as a matter of urgency, Ms McHale said.

Ms McHale said the review acknowledged TCCP had implemented a series of reforms to improve the level of clinical care over the past 12 months.

WA's Disability Services Commission is currently developing a new monitoring system for standards in disability services.

“I am assured by Disability Services Commission director general Ron Chalmers that his agency has been developing a new, highly rigorous monitoring system and that this system will be designed to be the best in the nation,” Ms McHale said.

“I am aware of the challenges of providing support for people with profound disabilities at a time when attracting and retaining appropriately skilled staff is getting harder,” she said.


Saturday, 1 December 2007

2007 soon comes to the end.

Bismillahir Rahmanir Rahim
Assalamu alaikum warahmatullahi wabarakatuhu

Masha Allah soon come the end of 2007. Subhana Allah I was so busy about this life. Above that the syaitan made me forget about hereafter. So much of this world that I am afraid, I will the loser in the hereafter. I know I didn't do much good deeds but when I did them, I promised that they were solely for the pleasing of Allah.

This year has been wonderful. What a life? I was going through ups and downs like riding on a roller coaster, Masha Allah. Subhana Allah what an experience Allah had planned for me. And I love all of them. Alhamdulillah for all the trials especially during the hard ones when I broke my tears and put my trust in Allah to deal with the affairs. Alhamdulillah, I felt the strength Allah gave to me to moved on with this life. There is no power except with Allah.

With those experience I was pushed to think twice about my purpose of life. Not that I didn't know my purpose but to review whether it has been accomplished or not. There was a time when I asked Allah if He was going to test my patience like He tested His prophet, Ayyub. I learnt that I was so at peace when I have done everything to only please Allah.

May Allah make we live according to His wills and make we die in Islam only, Ameen.