Sharifah Aida Hana


Sunday, 20 May 2018

Grateful in Ramadhan

بِسمِ اللَّهِ الرَّحمٰنِ الرَّحيمِ

In the name of Allah, the most Gracious,
 The Most Merciful

Hi and assalamualaikum everyone,

Alhamdullilah it's been four days in Ramadhan. How was your Ramadhan so far? I hope everyone does well with your fasting and ibadah practices in Ramadhan. In shaa Allah.

Now I am in a library in UniSa and need to finish my assignment. I was super duper busy lately, but I missed my blog, So I was thinking, how about I share something with all of you and have a quick update on my blog. 

The story happened when one of my sister-friend shared me something. She asked me, 

"What is the first thing you need to do when you're entering Ramadhan?"

And I bluntly answered, "Betulkan niat - renew and refresh our intention."

She said yup that was true but half true. She said to me that the first thing that we need to do is to be GRATEFUL. Like a knife piercing my heart, I suddenly felt really sad because I never thought of that. So I asked her, "Why?"

She answered because not everyone has the chance to ENTER Ramadhan. She asked me this, and I want to ask all of you to do the same. Let us sit back and start to think about our family members or maybe our friends. How many of them have gone meet The Almighty and never had the chance to enter Ramadhan this year?

There will be someone that gone and probably they also did not know that they will never have the chance to meet Ramadhan again. So, I said Alhamdullilah with full of consious. We need to say alhamdullilah, thanking Allah for giving this golden chance to be able to enter Ramadhan. When we were given this opportunity, don't lose it. Let us worship Allah and always upgrade our iman and ibadah each day that passing by in Ramadhan. We also might not know, are we able to meet Ramadhan again next year?

There is a hadith from our beloved Rasullulah SAW (peace be upon him) that I really like and want to share with all of you:

Every action of the son of Adam is given manifold reward, each good deed receiving then times it's like, up to seven hundred times. Allah the Most High said, 'Except for fasting, for it is for Me and I will give recompense for it, he leaves off his desires and his food for Me.' for the fasting person there are two times of joy; a time when he breaks his fast and a time of joy when he meets his Lord, and the smell coming from the mouth of the fasting person is better with Allah than the smell of musk." [Imam Bukhari]

There are two things that I like about this hadith. The first one is that how Allah said that, we're fasting is not for ourselves but for Allah. Imagine all the ibadah that we've done. Everything is actually for our soul and for our iman. But for fasting is for Allah SWT. Therefore Allah will be given us TWO times of joy. MasyaAllah. The joy that Allah promise to us when we're fasting is another one that I personally like from this hadith that makes me feel strong to overcome the laziness or tiredness during Ramadhan.

Another thing that we need to remember is that not everyone has the chance to have a PEACEFUL Ramadhan. I was so sad about what happened to our sisters and brothers in Palestine. I wrote this with watery eyes because I remembered the video that I watched on Facebook. The message was so powerful that bring me to tears. If you did not watch it yet, please do watch it here. 👇

Have you watched it? After watching this video, I am so grateful for what I have had until now. Our brothers and sisters are in a war. Bombing and shooting were everywhere. How about their iftar? Do they get enough food? Or are they even have the time to think about iftar? These questions keep popping on my head. What happened there really breaks my heart and I'm unable to do anything. I just have dua and I will not stop making dua to them. Let us pray together for our brothers and sisters.

Although I'm in Australia and the minority here. But Australia didn't do any harm to us and let us free to practise Islam and fasting. The Islam community here is so strong. They still do Taraweeh, and sometimes every weekend there will be a grand iftar for the Muslim. We have the freedom as well here in Australia. How generous of them to us as a Muslim Community. To all my Malaysian friends, we also need to be grateful to be the citizen of Malaysia where Islam is our official religion and of course, there is no war. Alhamdullilah.

There are many things actually that we need to be grateful for. Some of my friends said that Allah has given us health. How many people at the hospital now or on their deathbed unable to do anything for Ramadhan. 

However, these two things that I share with all of you before were really made me think and I'm personally feel really grateful for being part of this year Ramadhan. Alhamdullilah. Alhamdullilah. Allhamdullilah. Let us be grateful together, in shaa Allah. When we feel more grateful to Allah SWT. In shaa Allah we will also do our best for this Ramadhan. 😊

Until next post everyone. 💕


Sunday, 29 April 2018

Ramadhan 1439 is Approching!

There will be a vibe preparing for Ramadhan soon. 
Assalamualaikum and hi everyone.

I hope everyone is in good health and may everyone be always in Allah protection. Alhamdulliah, I've been busy lately. There were so many things to talk about, and In shaa Allah, I will share my experiences and memories through these days here in Adelaide next time.

However today. I am so keen to talk about Ramadhan. It is 17 DAYS TILL RAMADHAN. Alhamdullilah Allah has given us the chance to be nearer with the month that is better than 1000 months in shaa Allah.

Therefore, I hope everyone is excited as I am and in shaa Allah I hope everyone including me to start our engine slowly, maybe by doing simple stuff like fasting on Monday or Thursday, begin to recite Quran one page a day or giving charity to anyone, (maybe not big but start small). I also believe that the power of steadfastness or also known as 'istiqamah'. It is better than doing small and istiqamah than doing big but only does once. 

There also a verse in Quran that encourage us to 'istiqamah':

“So unto this (religion) invite (the people). Stand steadfast as you are commanded and do not follow their desires…..”
[Surah al-Shura’ (42): verse 15]

Even there is a hadith:

On the authority of Abu ‘Amr, though others call him Abu 'Amrah Sufyan bin' Abdullah, Radi-Allahu anhu, who said:

I said: “O Messenger of Allah, tell me something about Islam which I could not ask anyone about save you.” He answered: “Say: ‘I believe in Allah’, and then stand firm and steadfast.


From this hadith, we can know that Islam really encourages us to 'istiqamah', but I know, personally it's hard. One of my sister-friend shared with me that " The first step is always the hardest." However, I still think that we need to start something somewhere. Just start small, and in shaa Allah it will come our way. Most importantly, our priority intention is only to Allah SWT and in shaa Allah to become a better Muslim. 

I'm also looking forward to having my last Ramadhan here in Adelaide, in shaa Allah. 

So, let's start our engine and let us pray together may we all can come to Ramadhan this year. Ameen.

Tuesday, 10 April 2018

Campus Fair UniSA 2018

Assalamualaikum and hi everyone! I hope each of you is in good health. In shaa Allah

Today, I would like to share a story about one of the significant events that happened in UniSA! As some of you already know, I am a final year student here in UniSA or also known as the University of South Australia. The great event that I want to share was the Campus Fair 2018! It was held on 6th March 2018 at the Magill Campus (Actually we have a total of 4 campuses, and my main campus is Magill!).

I like their smile! 😍
Campus Fair 2018!

There was a lot of booths opened during the event
So the event actually held annually and it is for the freshman or the new students to sign up for their favourite clubs or sports that they want to involve. There will be foods, music, games and much more. Although this is like my final year here, I also didn't want to miss a chance to be in this event.

They opened many booths that represent many Students Clubs, UniSA Sports Clubs and also presenting UniSa services. These are the clubs that we can joined that day:

USASA Students Club

USASA Students Club
  • Harry Potter Appreciation Society
  • Indian Students Assembly of South Australia
  • Indonesian Student Society UniSA
  • Islamic Society UniSA
  • Italian Club
  • Oxfam on Campus
  • R.E.D Dance Club
  • Socialist Alternative
  • Summoners of UniSA
  • UniCast Radio Club
  • UniSA French Club
  • UniSA IT
  • UniSA Labor Club
  • UniSA Media Society
  • UniSA Rainbow Club
  • UniSA Social Work and Human Services Society
  • UniSA Women's Collective

Trust me! I was really eager to see all the exciting club especially the Harry Potter one. 😂 Here I joined the Islamic Society UniSA. You will not believe how many Muslims here in UniSA. Even I can't believe there's a lot of locals too! Especially the handsome man with blue eyes. Ehem.😜

UniSA Sports Club

UniSA Sport Clubs

  • UniSA Hockey Club
  • UniSA Iaijutsu & Kendo Club
  • UniSA Karate - Magill
  • UniSA Men's Soccer Club
  • UniSA Netball Club
  • UniSA Rock Climbing Club
  • UniSA Sport
  • UniSA Ultimate Club
  • UniSA Volleyball Club
  • UniSA Wing Chun Kung Fu
  • UniSA Women's Soccer Club
  • UniSA Badminton Club
For the sports, I mainly joined the badminton because I love badminton! 🏸

UniSA Services
  • Access and Inclusion
  • Accommodation Services
  • AIME Mentoring
  • Campus Central
  • Career Services
  • Counselling
  • International Student Support
  • Leadership and Volunteering
  • Library
  • Scholarships
  • Study Overseas
  • Study Support
  • Wirringka Student Services
The UniSA services are outstanding! You will not believe the privilege that the university has provided to us, students.

The best thing was the entertainment and fun games! They had:
  • Glitter Gang
  • Lawn Games
  • Live Entertainment
  • Petting Zoo
  • Photo Booth
  • Safe zone BBQ

I  like how they entertained us, answer all questions that we want to here and of course the free food. However, as a Muslim, we just took the fruits or sweets there. We could not accept the BBQ, hahaha! 😭But we still enjoyed the possicle that was 100% pure fruit flavour. It was so delicious!

This is so delicious! I want one now! haha

We also took the chance to play games at the Lawn Games. They had giant chess, giant tic and toe and even giant Jenga. I played with my friends, and then we just hang out and laying on the chairs provided.

Giant Tic and Toe

Giant Cheese!

Giant Jenga!
I also love this one section called Glitter Gang. Unfortunately, I could not do that time because I had an appointment but my friend, Fazdlin did it along with my other friends here in UniSA. It was so cute, and the artist was really creative!

The butterfly was so beautiful. My friend didn't want to wash it that time. Haha

We also did not miss the chance to took photos here. And did I mentioned we met  Pac Man??!  We also took pictures with it.. or him I guess! Haha.

with Pac Man!
I had fun that day!!
I really enjoyed myself that day. Also, I am so sentimental at the same time because this might be the last Campus Fair for me. Sob Sob. 😢 However, we really had fun!


Grateful in Ramadhan

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