Friday, July 14, 2017

Blessings from Allah (swt) - Inspirational Story as a Parent

Today morning Tariq was slightly late going to school.

Since he is late and will missed Solat Dhuha at his Kindy Shamiza BrainyBunch Seremban Dua, I decided to practiced Solat Dhuha with him while we drive to his school. 

We pretended as if we are traveling on the plane and praying. 

Once we reached his school, Tariq asked me.., 'Mama happy tak sebab Tariq prays..?'

Of course Mama happy sayang.. because you prayed.. so one day when Mama die, the angels will come to Mama's grave and bring gift from Tariq.. the angels say to Mama..this is from your son Tariq.. he prays just now so Allah wants to give you reward because Tariq prays.. so even when Mama is in the grave Mama knows Tariq is a good boy and prays..., I said to Tariq.

Immediately Tariq hugged and kissed me.

Then he said, If Tariq prays ten thousand times..?

Then angels will bring gifts to Mama and Baba ten thousand times too.., I answered Tariq.

What if Tariq becomes old and then die? Who will bring gifts for Mama and Baba..? asked Tariq with a very worried face.

Oh, if like that, it means Tariq will also have your own children inshaAllah. You will teach your children how to pray. Then when your children pray, angels will bring the gifts to Tariq too. And because Mama and Baba teaches Tariq how to pray, the angels will bring the gifts to Mama and Baba too. And because Grandpa and Grandma teaches Mama how to pray, the angels will bring gifts for Grandpa and Grandma too...' I explained to Tariq trying to make him see the beauty of Multi-Level reward Allah has prepared for His Servants.

Immediately Tariq's face brighten up.

Nanti when Tariq has children, many many children (oh my..hihi..), Tariq will teach them how to pray Mama... just like how Mama teaches Tariq how to pray..!, said Tariq smiling away..

And just like that, Tariq has made my morning so beautiful and chirpy... Alhamdulillah..
(*Ya Allah... Please make me and my descendants from those who prays..😍😍)

Monday, July 10, 2017

Tariq's First Money 101 Lesson - Inspirational Story as a Parent

That day Tariq was sitting with his cousins. 

They look so cute sitting in a circle, all counting how much 'Eid money duit raya angpau they managed to collect. 

'Tariq.., look.., Nazeer punya duit raya banyaaaak..(Nazeer got a lot of Eid money..), said his cousin in his cute 6-year old voice and facial expression while showing all the notes he has received.

Tariq looked at his cousin's pool of money for two seconds and then answered,

Duit Tariq laaaaaaagi banyak (Tariq has much more money)....

At this point, my internal siren immediately went berserk and I was ready to 'pounce' on Tariq for saying such a thing.

Then, Nazeer asked.... Ye ke Tariq? Berapa banyak Tariq ada (How much do you have)....?

Banyaaaaak ( A lot).. Dua belas ringgit sembilah puluh sen..(twelve dollars and ninety cents..), answered Tariq happily and chirpily.

Hahaha. Immediately my siren when off.



I never raised Tariq that way so yes, his duit banyaaaak (a lot of money) statement freaks me out.

So later that night, I took some time to give Tariq his very first Money 101 lesson.

Tariq..., the money that we have, we have it because Allah gave us. So, meaning the money belongs to Allah. But Allah gives us so that we can use the money a little bit for ourselves, and the balance we must use to help other people. When we help other people, Allah will love us more and more. Then Allah said because we use the money to help other people, Allah will give us more money so we can help more and more people. That is why, the money we have is not for us to tell others how much we have. Because it is not ours. And Allah give us so we can spend a bit for ourselves and spend a lot to help other people.Do you understand sayang...?, I explained to Tariq carefully.

Yes, Mama... Tariq understands.., Tariq nodded and smiled,

And then he said with a twinkle in his eyes..,

.....So Mama... the little bit money Allah said we can use, can Tariq use the money to buy iPad?


OmG!! My pep talk backfires!!!


Memang anak bertuah.


Wednesday, July 05, 2017

The Importance of History - Inspirational Story as a Parent

Every morning before going to school, I asked Tariq to salam, kiss and hug his Baba before we leave the house.

Today morning, when Tariq wanted to do so, his Baba was watching a Youtube Channel.

Whats that, Baba..? asked Tariq

Baba is watching History Channel. It is about the Ottoman Empire.., answered his Baba 

What is history channel..? curious Tariq asked

And his Baba, a history buff, started explaining to Tariq all the whats and whys we must learn history.

So, now, Baba is watching about the Ottoman Empire. About one very brave Muslim warrior.., said his Baba enthusiastically.

Oh.., Tariq know Tariq know! Like the history of Dinasours kan Baba? Tariq must learn the history of Dinasours. Tariq must learn what happened to the Dinasours, where they live, why they die.., said Tariq eagerly

His Baba too flabbergasted to answer. Lol.

Dinasour pun Dinasour la Tariq..

As long as you got the concept, that is the most important thing.

Tariq scratching his head coz pening pening sikit.... confuse confuse sikit listening to Baba's explanation😅

Enthusiastically so bersemangat Baba explaining importance of history to Tariq

See how both are fixated on the screen?

Tuesday, July 04, 2017

The Improvement of Technology!

Every year during month of Syawal, I would make a special trip to Tabung Haji Malaysia to bank in Tariq's duit raya which he received during his Raya visits to relatives and friend's houses.

And every year, I will always find some kind of changes and improvements to Tabung Haji's services, mashaAllah.

This year, at every TH Counter there is a note counter machine. 

But it is not just ordinary machine that calculates just one denomination which we always see in banks.

This machines calculates all denominations at one go and gives us the total amount too!

We just need to give the mix stacks of RM to the officer and he will use the machine to sort all the different denominations of the ringgit.

The best part is that we can actually see how many pieces of RM1, RM5, RM10, RM20, RM50 and RM100 on the screen that TH puts facing us.

Super awesome, so telus and customer oriented!

Well done TH.

Keep up the good work!🌟🌟🌟

* Tabung Haji is the Malaysian Hajj pilgrims fund board. It operates as an alternative institutional body providing investment opportunities for Muslim depositors to save and invest according to Islamic principles while managing pilgrimage activities for the Malaysian Muslim community.

Saturday, July 01, 2017

Taking The Perfect Selfie!

We were having our Family Raya Makan Besar Night that day. 

While waiting for our food to arrive, my brother Ahmad Nazrin Imc shared a selfie technique he learn from Kevin Zahri.

Baba.., the camera should be at eye level, angle your face a bit to the side, and your eyes should look up.., said my brother to my hubby Dr Hamid Sain

Dr Hamid received the information, interpreted it and processed it to create an outcome.

And this is the result!

We went LOL cannot tahan Dr Hamid's literal brain interpretation!

Hai la Dr genius sorang nie... susah betul sometimes... hahaha!

The Student - Result? Fail! Haha

The Teacher - he makes it look so easy!

Our Family Raya Makan Besar Night 2017😍😍😍 alhamdulillah!

Monday, June 26, 2017

Selamat Hari Raya!

We took this picture at the end of Raya Day 1 because Mama totally forgot to take one in the morning.

Nasib baik lucky that Tariq's samping and songkok are still intact even after he has a blast day of visiting, playing and of course, eating.


This Ramadan has passed by faster than ever. 

I felt like we just started when it suddenly ended.

But nevertheless, I pray that this one month spiritual training camp has benefitted myself, my families and all my friends out there inshaAllah.

To all the victors who went thru the Self-Restrain yearly training by fasting with our best effort, my duaa for us is, 

May our faith grows stronger, our ibadah be continous and consisten, our love for Allah envelopes us further, our sins be forgiven and our final eternal resting place is His Paradise.

'Eid Mubarak and Selamat Hari Raya everyone!

Victors, celebrate!

Today is our victory celebration, alhamdulillah!🌟💖⭐️💞🌺😍🌟😘💖

Saturday, June 24, 2017

Secret #25 - Ramadan Special by Sis Zabrina

With the mixture of tears of sadness and smiles of joy, Secret 25 is the last Ramadan Secret from my book, Life is an Open Secret - Ramadan Special. As this blessed month of Ramadan comes to an end, I hope you have enjoyed reading and sharing the stories, and most of all benefitted from them even in the smallest way.

Let us strive to be steadfast in earning Allah's Pleasure and Love throughout the year, inshaAllah.

Me, my family and my book team would like to wish everyone Selamat Hari Raya 'Aidil Fitri and 'Eid Mubarak!

And most of all, 'Taqabbal Allahu minna wa minkum (May Allah accept from you and us). Aamiin!❤️

Till next time inshaAllah,
Sis Zabrina

“Whoever fasts Ramadan and follows it with six days from Shawwal it is as if they fasted the entire year.”
[Muslim, Abu Dawud, At-Tirmidhi, and Ibn Majah; Ahmad transmitted it from Jabir, Muntaqa]

Secret Twenty Five

Eid al-Fitr

Below is the link to Secret #25!
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