Thursday, July 22, 2010

Journey Part I

Journey to the Holy Land - Makkah & Madinah

I've been to many places.
Seen so many faces.
But in this journey, everything was different.

At first, I was anxious, afraid and overwhelmed with disbelief.
Will I ever be accepted to enter HIS house?
Or even step to HIS holy land?
Am I worthy to be HIS guest?

But Allah is Merciful.
The door is always open for to seek HIS forgiveness.

"O My servants who have transgressed against themselves [by sinning], do not despair of the mercy of Allah . Indeed, Allah forgives all sins. Indeed, it is He who is the Forgiving, the Merciful."

[Surah Az-Zumar (The Troops) 39:53]

My sister once said, once you've been here, everything else is miscellaneous.

It was truly a blessing and I wouldn't change it for the world.

Wednesday, July 21, 2010

Fresh from the oven

I should be very busy at this time of the year. Being a houseman, dealing with sick people, angry consultants etc. But I decided to postpone my induction due to personal reason. For now, I'm glad of the choice I've made.

My family and I went to Saudi Arabia for 3 weeks and we just came back home earlier this month. It was truly a wonderful journey. We paid ayah a visit, stayed in our beautiful second home in Jeddah, and did our Umrah and Ziarah. Alhamdulillah. Everything went well. Although it was hard for me to bid farewell to Mecca, Madinah, ayah as well as our home, I had to do it, but praying that I will come back to this miraculous place again one day, Insya-Allah. I'll write as well as post pictures about our journey in my next post.

Oh, about the above pictures, I baked a few trays of chocolate chip cookies the other day and decided to snap some pictures. I got the recipe from a dear friend and it tastes as good as it looks, believe me. I've tried tons of chocolate chip cookies recipe from a few recipe books as well from the internet since I was in primary school, and this is by far one of the best recipe I've ever tried. Just leave a comment if you want the recipe, I'm more than happy to share :)