“The Identity of the nation’s art and culture, Indonesia.”
So here it is! To get an impression of modern batik i try to combine this brownish colored batik with deep electric blue skirt completed by the simplest hijab style. Looks so brave and bold, huh? :p
go get your BATIK!
being in love (again) with this song ♡
gonna be my future wedding song :”)
I FEEL SPRING!
“Allah is Beautiful, and He loves beauty (HR. Muslim)”
All these beautiful photos was photographed by Reza Miftahul Ulum, he’s an Indonesian and he lives in Germany to continue his study. He had the opportunity to visit the spring festival 2013 in Keukenhof Garden, Netherlands to take those beautiful flowers. When I received the photos through e-mail, I’m totally speechless. MashaAllah, undeniably beautiful. A favorite among many… Tulip (most of uploaded here are tulips yes :p). Such a simple and yet delicate flower, and it comes in so many wonderful colors. In my tropical country, I probably will not find flowers of spring like tulips, cherryblossom, daffodils, and so on. But I can feel the spring euphoria in Europe. I wish I could be there, touch the flower, and feel the softness and festive colors emitted. There are so many photos that get into my e-mail, all of them are so pretty. What I’ve uploaded here are some of my favorites. I bet that you’ll pick one as your favorite too ;)
They choose to cover up to impress Him, not him.
“One step the daughter out of the house without covering her nakedness, one step too for her father get closer to the hell. So, wear hijab if you love your daddy”
Howdy do fellas? Wish the wheel of life may well favor to you. Back again here, where my mind speak. Actually, I wanted to talk a lot because the last few months is a lot of exciting events going on with and around me, eager to share but the activities both on campus and outside the campus is in a high level of business, Alhamdulillah, I am very grateful to be given the opportunity to hold some mandate which made me learn more about things. And surprisingly today I have a story that I think is very impressive and i cannot wait for any longer to tell it here. Okay, have a seat, have your chips and enjoy my story :)
This afternoon I promised to student on campus majoring in communication sciences to conduct interviews. At first I thought that the interview have been told by my friend earlier about what the red line of outline. Come on guess fellas, what they want to talk about? Ye… They would talk about the Hijab.
Interview goes so fun and relaxed in that afternoon accompanied by rain makes the atmosphere a little more carried away haha (yeah.. my level of sensitivity raise as rain goes down). And they came up with some questions that made me difficult to speak. I mean, there is questions like “What is the meaning of Hijab for you?” I paused a while to find the right answer. Hijab gives so much meaning to my life. I am lost for words to answer this because as beautiful as any series of words will not be able to represent how the hijab has changed my life, changed my view, change my mindset, and almost every aspect of my life, hijab make things beautiful. Then I said “For me is a kind of protection”. Protection of women’s honor, protection from any forbidden acts in Islam, protection of all negative influences. I feel close to Allah as He was kept and promises seemed so real. However, it is not you as a hijab’s protector, but the hijab had been the protector of you.
Question after question continues. Comes to the last question, she asked me about my future expectations about the hijab. Simple answer: “I want in future the ‘crown’ of more Muslim women are covered by the hijab”. Silent for a moment, then she (she is a Muslim, but not covered yet) said: “your answer is really touching, ain’t that uncovered crown is including me? hahaha.. Hopefully soon I’ll wear it”
The core of my post today is, the interview was like a reflection of me. Back to the intention to re-align the full hijab, back in sincerity to choose hijab as in shari’ah, and back to have smoothed the heart and deeds because hijab is really only capable to make me think this way. I hope my post gonna be so useful for you girls, ukhtina shaliha. Does not intend to preach any of you because whatever it means in humans that are still covered with sin like me to preach a thing like this. Really, there is no other intention than to share ✿
photo by: Tumblr
God loves me.
“A diamond is a chunk of coal that is made good under pressure.”
The quote above seems fit with what I feel now, being a diamond needs high pressure. and coincidentally my favorite song this week is Diamond by Rihanna, haha.
Okay, this is not about how to get a diamond or how to be a diamond on your campus or any kind tutorial to make you get rich by collecting diamonds. No, not at all. What i gonna say in this session is about pressure. I might add “pressure” as February’s nickname. You know fellas? the pressure was starting to feel sick to the deepest layers of my heart *little bit hyperbole is allowed here :p*
I feel crazy things are through either on campus or home environment. Last few weeks I felt kinda cheated by life scenarios, too many things that surprised me, my heart, my mind.
God was tested me with good things as well with things that are less good. Occurred almost simultaneously as the flow of cold water meets warm water, melted into one, who knows what it’s like ..
Good things come give me a lesson that is responsible for the circumstances of the happiness that has been obtained, as well as bad things to come (honestly, I feel bad saying ‘bad thing’ because I think it is good or bad a situation to how we accept it as a suggestion to get a lesson of life). And I remember, i do believe that God never gives the load exceeds the capacity of his people, God gives trial on the basis He loves us as His people. In other sides, I feel grateful for this situation, God loves me.
"By the time, verily man is in loss - Surah Al-Ashr"
This is so true, reflecting my first week college life in the new semester. been so hard, time goes too fast. For those who walk slowly surely will get left behind by the time.