Hmm... it has been long since I've done a tag in this blog. Actually I try not to let people tag me because I do not like answering personal things and I know people do not really read my answers.
Anyway, this time I was tagged by Stylomom and it quite an Islamic tag so, why not give it a go. Let's see...
1. What is your first do’a or Quran in the morning?
When I woke up I always say Alhamdulillah first and recite the waking up du'a. And with Bismillah I push myself up from the bed. That's like a daily routine.
2. What is your last doa or Quran for the night?
I'll recite the ayaatul Qursi, the du'a before sleeping and Bismillah before I lie down facing my husband which is on my right side. It is said to be sunnah.
3. What is your favourite surah in the Quran?
My favourite surah would be Al-Waqiah, Luqman and Yusuf. Al-Waqiah is like a routine for me to read after Subuh. Luqman because i love the important teaching inside it - how parents should teach, guide and communicate with their children. And Yusuf, I have been in love with Surah since I was 16 after I listened to it's recital by Syeikh Saad al-Ghamidi.
4. What is your favourite Islamic hobby? Islamic hobby?
Islamic hobby... I read Qur'an daily after Maghrib just like Stylomom but I read it alone. My husband comes home a bit late because he prays at the mosque. I try to finish 1 or 2 chapters while waiting for him. Another hobby is talking with people about Islam. I promise myself that everyday I need to talk at least once with someone else about Islam especially issues regarding women.
5. What do you live for?
I live for Islam and of course everything starts at home. I'll make sure that everyday my husband is happy with me, my family is happy with me, my friends and community, all are happy with me. I know I'm not perfect so I try my best to follow what Islam has teaches me in every aspects of my live. it's not always easy but obstacles and tribulations make my iman stronger and I live with the thought that may Allah bless me everyday.
6. What is your greatest indulgence that is Halal?
Buying all the abayat that I love with money that I earn from my business and my work and wear them everywhere I go. It makes me feel happy and at peace with myself because I do not need to ask for money from my husband.
7. What is your worse fear?
To die in su'ul khotimah. I want to die in husnul khotimah.
8. What makes you angry most?
I have a list, lol. People who like to show off. Anyone who says bad things about Islam. Anyone trying to influence me in making fitnah about others. Whispering and gossiping in front of me. Zina. Backbiting on my family.
9. What is your inspiration to be a better Muslim?
Look up to the pious, aaliim and religious people around me and try to imitate the best things from them. Be proactive in everything especially if it will give benefits to many people. Keep learning about Islam, keep reading the quran and learn the translations, the meanings and the teachings. Always motivate myself with this mantra, "Allah will not change my destiny unless I work for it."
10. What is your best Islamic habit?
Being friendly and behave modestly.
11. What can you do to make Muslims better?
Use every means and tools that I know of to share Islam with others. I've been using blogs, facebooks, my businesses, my job, my expertise, my knowledge, my life story, everything that I can to help make Muslims better. I love talking and I love writing so they are my skills that I will always use to help Muslims.
12. If you had a million dollars what Islamic charity would you give to?
I'd love to give it to the poor families in this State. I love to built many libraries in many villages so that children and adult will be able to love books and knowledge. Next will be the orphanages, let them have a proper building furnished with all the best things for the orphans so that they can live there happily while learning to be good Muslims. I will donate to all the traditional school (pondok & SAR) all over Malaysia. They deserved to have the money because they are helping children learning about Islam formally through their academic systems. And of course I'll use some of it to bring the whole family to Makkah for Hajj and umrah.
Tag 5 Muslimahs to do this.
This is a bit difficult. Stylomom, please forgive me but I'd like to stop the tag here.
That's it. Alhamdulillah. Phew.