Yesterday, I went hiking with some friends. It was fun, alhamdulillah. I love to see the horizon, where the ocean seems to meet the sky. It was really pretty, mashaAllah. ♥ That’s the beauty of having your own business, you can take the day off whenever you want to, and having vacation when everyone else is working their bones out for somebody else’s back account.
Just like regular hiking route, we climb, sitting on the top, and walk back down. Sounds useless? Maybe you will say what’s the point of going up if we have to go back down. Guys, nature is pretty and adorable because we have to leave them and have to struggle back to see it. 😀
Verily! In the creation of the heavens and the earth, and in the alternation of night and day, and the ships which sail through the sea with that which is of use to mankind, and the water (rain) which Allah sends down from the sky and makes the earth alive therewith after its death, and the moving (living) creatures of all kinds that He has scattered therein, and in the veering of winds and clouds which are held between the sky and the earth, are indeed Ayat (proofs, evidences, signs, etc.) for people of understanding. [Al Baqara : 164]
I got a new friend, Pete, from Australia. We talked about many things and I love how he is very interested in Islam because his father is a priest owns this huge religious community in Australia. I don’t think he is religious, also not an atheist eather, he is a moralist (believe in good of people). Very interesting person, with outstanding upbeat personality. We talked about hijab, why many muslim woman choose to wear it, we talked about jihad, many more, and… surfing. 😀 He is a devoted surfer. And he can swim!! MashaAllah. In my heart, I hope, he is no longer having misconceptions about the ‘J’ word, jihad, oppression of woman in Islam, etc. I suggested him to find free copy of English translated Qur’an, available in many sites on the internet. Islam is easy, just read the Qur’an.
And among His Signs is the creation of the heavens and the earth, and the difference of your languages and colours. Verily, in that are indeed signs for men of sound knowledge. [Ar Rum : 20]
I slipped, killed my socks, and end up this bruise on my right knee. Very fun! Alhamdulillah wa syukur bi ni’matillah ♥
To Him belongs whatever is in the heavens and the earth. All are obedient to Him. [Ar Rum : 26]
And Allah subhana wa taala is truthful with His Words. SubhanAllah.