Madame Blossom's Book of Poems

Thursday, February 11, 2016

The most beautiful dream! Masyaa Allaah

To cut the story short - cause I don't really recall what happened in the earlier part - I was riding on a sleigh.

Actually I was suppose to be riding in a cab driven by a pakcik, but somehow that cab turned out to be a sleigh - you know how dreams are.

Then we moved off, and I was looking up at the sky - it was the most beautiful sky I had ever seen with so many hues and colours like you'd see in northern lights.  The milliions of stars were like thousands of specks of really shiny silver in the sky.  There were spirals in the sky too - I wondered what those were.  I was exclaiming aloud - 'Subhanallaah!  Masyaa Allaah!  It's sooo beautiful!!!!" 

The sleigh went faster and faster - the pakcik was afraid, and I was busy enjoying the wind that came with the speed - passing by (or over?) a city of lights, then we were going upwards.  The pakcik (I only heard him - I didn't actually see him) - he was shouting 'eh eh! "  I was still just exclaiming with delight, at the whole scene and experience. 

Suddenly a very big wave was in front of us - pakcik shouted some more - but the wave looked beautiful to me, against the colourful sky.  I wondered if it was Qiyamah, and I felt a little bit afraid, but still exclaiming, Subhanallaah!    Another wave came - also as beautiful, and suddenly I was kind of walking on a bridge going upwards - feeling afraid, but assured that Allaah will take care of me.  I love Allaah and I know He'll take care of me. The sky was still as beautiful.

And then I was on a ship, above this beautiful dream water against the colourful sky.  I think I jumped in to swim.. and after that, I don't really recall what happened.

Masyaa Allaah.. ALHAMDULILLAAH for such a wonderful, beautiful dream!

You know, dreams are not much different from physical experiences.  Both of them, we can recall in our minds and cannot touch, but it remains as beautiful memories.

Tuesday, February 09, 2016

Cover your vessels

I came across the article : Never Drink the Water from your Nightstand that explains how drinking from a water left overnight, can be harmful because it is susceptible to particle dusts or air-borne bacteria.  

This immediately reminded me of the the hadith about leaving water vessels uncovered at night :

Jabir b. 'Abdullah reported Allah's Messenger () having said:

When the wings of the night (spread) or it is night, restrain your children (from going out), for the Satan is abroad at that time, and when a part of the night is passed, free them and shut the doors. making mention of God's name, for the Satan does not open a closed door; and tighten the (mouths of waterskins and mention the name of Allah, cover your utensils and mention the name of Allah even though you should just put something on them, and extinguish your lamps.

It proves to me yet again - how following sunnah and especially God's commands - are only for our own benefit.  God knows best what is good for us and what may be harmful for us.