Saturday, 25 February 2012

Inguinal Canal.

Assalamualaikum wbt.

I know the title is weird. Unusual. Never talked about anatomy in my blog so far ( have I?).

   So, what's up with the catchy anatomical title there, Aisha? Nothing. Just a random name I thought I'd give to the post title today. Just to make sure I'm still in the Anatomy mode of studying. LOL.

The inguinal canal is a canal where the spermatic cord (male) or round ligament (female) passes through. It extends from the deep inguinal ring to the superficial inguinal ring.

My point here is to relate the "inguinal canal" closely to our life. How is that so?

   It's a canal, it's like a transition zone. What's our canal then? Life, exactly! Life is a transition zone we go through before heading to the hereafter(akhirat). Canals are always surrounded by walls. Superior, inferior, anterior and posterior walls. So is life. We are surrounded by so many things, that we sometimes aren't aware of its existence. We tend to focus on the things ahead of us, thus neglecting other important matters on the other 3 corners.

   Life goes on. Do you care about your life's "canal"? Take note of the people around you. Observe them, talk to them, help them. Wallahu 'alam.

“With every hardship there is ease, with every hardship there is ease.”  Quran (94:5-6)

P/S : Stopped to ponder upon life. Yes, time is such a short time, but life goes to waste if you don't make use of everything Allah has gifted to you in life. ;)

Thursday, 16 February 2012

♥ Banana Cake ♥


Haven't bake for quite sometime already. I love baking banana cakes. So, here it goes, my modified recipe of banana cake. Happy trying. :D

Icey's Banana Cake Recipe :
4 ripe bananas
3/4 cup of brown sugar
1 cup of caster sugar
2 1/2 cup of flour
2 beaten eggs
1/2 cup of butter (melted)
1 pinch of salt
4 tablespoon of milk
1 teaspoon of vanilla extract
1 tablespoon of baking soda
1/2 cup of ground almonds

Instructions :
Preheat the oven (180 degrees celcius)
Mix the flour, salt and soda.
Mix the butter, sugar and eggs.
Mash the bananas and add in the butter mixture.
Add vanilla extract and milk into the butter mixture.
Mix the flour mixture into the butter mixture.
Add in ground almonds.
Bake! (approx. 30-45mins)

Use pyrex glass or baking pan lined by oil/grease paper.
Brush butter on the grease paper, so that the batter do not stick on the pan.
Let the cake cool down completely before removing it from the pan.

P/S : This recipe has to be handled with care. :P

Tuesday, 14 February 2012


A million apologies to everyone for not having time to engage in any form of long term conversation. I'm so sad that I don't even have time to throw myself in a chit-chat session with my family, my friends, and the people around me. I'm time-deprived. Time envies me. =(

A gazillion apologies to everyone for not spending much attention to my surroundings. Hectic-ness had got me going out and about. May Allah still grant us time to organize our life. After all, this dunya isn't all about studying and working, there are a whole lot of things apart from these items. Carry out Ibadah. Do things for the sake of Allah. Insya-Allah. May Allah grant us barakah. Insya-Allah. Tsabat. Stay strong, hold on tight, Aisha. :D

Allah does not charge a soul except [with that within] its capacity. It will have [the consequence of] what [good] it has gained, and it will bear [the consequence of] what [evil] it has earned. "Our Lord, do not impose blame upon us if we have forgotten or erred. Our Lord, and lay not upon us a burden like that which You laid upon those before us. Our Lord, and burden us not with that which we have no ability to bear. And pardon us; and forgive us; and have mercy upon us. You are our protector, so give us victory over the disbelieving people."  [Al-Baqarah : 286] 

P/S : Experiences teaches you a lot. Appreciate every bit of Allah's gift. =')

Wednesday, 8 February 2012

Have you ever felt sad?

Assalamualaikum! :D

Human and emotions. Never will be separated. Allah has created us mankind, as a creature full of emotions. My dad once said, females use 90% emotions, and 10% of intellectual in their life. And males use 90% intellectual and only 10% of emotions in life. Thus, that is why the male species is far more suitable to lead in any situation. This was based on some research he read through. Wallahu 'alam.

   When I come to think of it, certainly, no doubt, it's true. I'm not being sexist at all. Lets put down our ego and agree on this.

"Butterflies. Beautiful, yet fragile. So are women."

   Girls/females do really have fluctuating emotions. They may seem tough outside, but they are as fragile as a glass in the inside. I couldn't agree more on this. Because, I'm always weak in managing my emotions. Often do I break down in tears. Mainly because of little stress/pressure I received. BUT! This does not indicate that females are weak. They are the strongest in fact! :D

   Imagine a mother carrying a fetus in her womb, do you how heavy that is? And how much pain do mothers go through during labor? It was said that labor pain is the closest pain to death during death. Wallahu 'alam. That is how strong and noble mothers are. Appreciate your mother. I love my mum! ;D

   Anyway, sadness come and go. So does happiness. My theory of sadness is happiness. When you are at your very bad state of mind, you tend to be such pessimist, that not even the best advice could help elevate your mood. After every sadness, Allah always sends lotsa lotsa lotsa great things for us. Always. Insya-Allah. When we are sad, lonely, solo, forever alone, and etc (LOL!), we are actually far more closer to Him. Sadness is happiness. Sadness brings us closer to Him, sadness draws us back to Him. Because we know, there's no one, except Allah that heals, that listens, that solves and does everything for our own good. He is the ultimate One. Allahu Akhbar. :)

P/S : Thank you Allah, for dipping me into these thoughts. SubhanAllah. =')

:: My new BOOSTER! ::

Monday, 6 February 2012

Monolog Dalaman.

Assalam. :)

Just a quick share.

Hadis 40 : Dunia adalah Jambatan Akhirat
"Daripada Ibnu Umar r.a. berkata Rasulullah s.a.w. memegang bahuku dan bersabda, 'Jadilah kamu di dunia seperti orang asing atau penyeberang jalan.' Ibnu Umar r.a. berkata, 'Jika kamu berada di petang hari, jangan menunggu pagi, dan jika kamu di pagi hari, jangalah menunggu petang, ambillah persiapan saat kamu sihat. Untuk menghadapi masa sakitmu dan saat hidupmu untuk sesudah kematianmu."
(Hadis Riwayat Bukhari)
Ingat 5 perkara, sebelum lima perkara :

  • Hidup sebelum mati.
  • Kaya sebelum miskin.
  • Lapang sebelum sempit.
  • Sihat sebelum sakit.
  • Muda sebelum tua.

Sesungguhnya, dunia ini sementara. Akhirat itu kekal. Maka, kejarlah yang kekal, bukan yang sementara. Dunia ini umpama tempat persinggahan kita untuk mencari bekalan untuk hari akhirat nanti (The Day of Judgement). Saya pasti, setiap orang pasti mendambakan taman syurga sebagai tempat perlabuhan terakhir mereka. Justeru itu, haruslah kita membina kapal yang paling kukuh bagi membolehkan dambaan tersebut tercapai. Kapal yang bukan hanya mampu membolehkan kita berlayar seorang, akan tetapi sebuah kapal bahtera yang mampu menampung orang-orang di sekeliling kita, terutama sekali keluarga dan sahabat handai yang tercinta. Insya-Allah. Kekuatan itu datang dari Allah. May Allah bless.

Ingatlah wahai teman, masa itu emas. Hargailah setiap detik masa yang ada. Insya-Allah, infaqkanlah apa yang ada di jalan Allah. Moga setiap sesuatu yang diberi, dikurniakan keredaan dari Allah. Wallahu 'alam. :)

Sunday, 5 February 2012


♥ Assalam. How's life, peeps? Great? Alhamdulillah. :)

Hectic week. Busyness had got me going nuts. Okay, not nuts, just a little tiring. :P

    Balancing. The Act of Balancing. They sounded the same, don't they? Perhaps yea. Juggling between things. Studies. Work. Play. Rest. Simple aren't they? But, only God knows how they could become complicated. Wallahu 'alam. =S

   Guess what? My parents came last week. Hee. More less reduced my homesickness. Alhamdulillah. :D Went about Connemara and etc. Let the pictures describe it all. ;)

   Also, I had the Malaysian Cultural Day last Thursday in Aras Na McLeinn, NUI, Galway. It went fantastically well. Thanks to everyone for co-operating! I just love it when the ukhuwah goes well between all. Alhamdulillah. May Allah prolong our ukhuwah. :)

Studies? Don't you worry. I'm trying my best to juggle between things to carry out my duty as His slave. Doing my best. Trying hard. Pushing myself out of my comfort zone. Constantly. For my own good. =')
وَمَا خَلَقْتُ الْجِنَّ وَالْإِنْسَ إِلَّا لِيَعْبُدُونِ
“Dan tidaklah Aku ciptakan jin dan Manusia melaikan untuk beribadah kepadaku”.
(And I did not create the jinn and mankind except to worship Me.)
[Adz Dzariyat [51] : 56].
Fardu 'Ain and Fardu Kifayah. Both have great importance in our life. But, do we know what they really mean?

   First of all, as we all know, Fardu 'Ain is something we (every muslim) must (wajib) do in our life. i.e. : Shalat, Fasting during Ramadhan and etc. Meanwhile, Fardu Kifayah is a must for only part of the community. i.e. : Doing business, Being leaders, doctors, study and etc. But sometimes, little things such as resting could become fardu kifayah too, you know. For example, going for a walk/jog too could be fardu kifayah. Think! If our intention was to make ourselves healthier, to relax ourselves for the sake of Allah, then it becomes fardu kifayah. If it was for the sake of our own pleasure, then it is totally not kifayah at all. As we become healthier, "emotionally" fit, thus we would have the strength to continue our daily chores, giving da'wah to people, continuing our jihad in our studies. Doesn't that make sense? Hee. The most important thing is our intention (Niat). Everything depends on it. SubhanAllah.:)

   To wrap things up, personally, I really see a lot of changes since I first came here in Galway. May Allah give us tsabat and istiqamah in our life. Lets get to know more about Islam. By the way, Happy Maulidur Rasul. I just wish I could meet Rasulullah. ='( Lets salawat.

P/S : Exhaustion does not bring one down. Instead, it drags one's spirit to go fuming up high. Insya-Allah. Don't give up on yourself! Tsabat, tsabat. :)