Sabtu, 24 Juli 2010

Kamis, 15 Juli 2010

Laptop Sticker (DIY)

With refer to my post: Stiker Kaca Buat Laptop, many people have asked me where to buy those stickers or can she buy them from me... Well, I have 3 motifs of stickers... If anyone of you want to own them, just email me: Perfect for DIY project hehehe :)

A set of 3 motifs: Rp 25.000, only available for 2 buyer

1. circles: perfect for black/dark coloured laptop
2. abstract: maybe for light colored laptop?
3. sky: works better on white laptop...

Translet nyok... Bahasa Indonesia mode: ON
Bagi temen2 yang kepingin stiker kaca buat cover laptop, silakan hubungi ane di Satu set (dapet 3 motif) Rp 25rb (belum termasuk ongkir yaaa).. Siapa tau ada yg pengen berkreativitas hehehe... Cuma tersedia buat 2 pembeli. *sejujurnya masih ga tau cara ngirim supaya gak kelipat-->mungkin bakal dilapisi kardus*

Cotton Abaya for a super lazy day

Despite of being looked like 10 years older, wearing this cotton abaya is a very good choice hahaha... Don't have to think which one to be mixed & match :p Simply wear it with your instant hijab, voila you're ready in no more than 5 minutes :p Comfortable and not sexy at all, that's all I'm lookin for ^o^
Cotton abaya: from my mom
hijab: Zoya
bag: gift from future to be mom in law (amin)

Sabtu, 10 Juli 2010

Magical Spiritual Journey [part 2]

The next stop is Mekkah... Holy city of Islam :) Well, back at sometimes before, I thought doing umrah was all about the 9-day-tour. But actually, umrah is done in 4 steps, which can be finished at around 3 hours: 1. Ihram; 2. Tawaf; 3. Sa'ey; 4. Tahalul.

1. Ihram is a state when a man should wear 2 pieces of white sheet (woman can wear their daily clothes--covered perfectly), and doing niyyah/niat/intention before entering Mekkah (the borders are called miqot). At this state, we are forbidden to cut our hair, our nails, killing animals, etc. Visit for more details.
Then we recite the Talbiyah... until we finally see Ka'bah...
Allahumma Labbayk.
La shareeka laka.
Innal-hamda wan-n'imata
laka wal-mulk.
La shareeka lak."
( Here we come,
O Allah, here we come !
Here we come.
No partner have You.
Here we come!
Praise indeed, and blessings, are Yours---
the Kingdom too!
No partner have You!)
2. Tawaf: circling around Ka’bah seven times with extreme love and devotion, dzikr and pray to Allah.
When we see Ka'bah for the first time, there'll be a bunch of feeling.... Subhanallah... Here is the place, where every muslims face when they pray...

3. Sa'ey: walking back and forth seven times between the hills of Safa and Marwah which are situated to the south and north of the Ka’bah.
Back at ancient times, Siti Hajjar really did sa'ey... She ran through the hills, looking for people and source of water for her baby, Ismail. That was a sacrifice a mother would did, in the middle of hot desert.
Now, we can do sa'ey at comfortable way, as the government built a long gallery that enclosed Safa and Marwah.

4. Tahalul: after finishing sa'i, cut our hair, and the restriction of Ihram is finished... We can go back to normal life.

Pict 1: Bir 'Ali, a mosque when I first took my miqat for first umrah, the furthest from Mekkah.
Pict 2: Ji'ronah, miqat for second umrah.
Pict 3: At Marwah after finishing Sa'ey & Tahalul... My grandmother was really tired, she had struggled and kept being optimistic that she could finish. And Allah gave her power to did all of the steps, subhanallah. She's 80 years old :)
Pict 4: In front of Masjidil Haraam after Subuh.
Pict 5: Hehehe me riding a camel with my mother!
Pict 6: Masjidil Haraam... see you again next time...

Everytime I remember the steps of umrah, the view of Ka'bah, salat at Masjidil Haram, salat at Masjid Nabawi, I just want to cry... I miss that moments... I want to be there again.... To be there with my family was such a wonderful gift Allah gave me... To seek for forgiveness, to hope happiness for the future and beyond after, I hope Allah accepts our umrah... Allah, thank you...

Hope we all have the chance to be there, amiin....

Magical Spiritual Journey [part 1]

Assalamu'alaikum warohmatullah wabarokatuh...

Alhamdulillah, I'm back :)
A journey to the land of Prophet (may peace be upon him) brought many magical experiences. Seeing with my very own eyes that our Prophet (peace be upon him) did exist, makes me believe in different perspective. Subhanallah. Thank you Allah for letting me be there :)

1st day: with my family at Soekarno-Hatta Jakarta.

Indonesia and Saudi have 4 hours time difference. We arrived at Jeddah at 6 pm (but it's 10 pm at Jakarta), and continued our road to Madinah.

Actually, going to Madinah has no relation with umrah. Muslims went there for ziarah. There's a super beautiful mosque: Nabawi. It's the mosque of our Prophet Muhammad (peace be upon him), he participated in the construction, and became imam there.
From According to Hazrat Anas, the Prophet (peace be upon him) has also said:
"The person who offers 40 prayers consecutively in my Mosque, without missing a prayer in between, will secure immunity from the fire of Hell and other torments and also from hypocrisy." (Musnad Ahmad)
Subhanallah. Salat in the Prophet's mosque is better than a thousand salats at any other place (except at Masjidil Haraam).

At Masjid Nabawi, we can also visit our beloved Prophet's tomb. Allahumma shallii 'alaa Muhammad...

Pict 1 (source: wikipedia): Outside Masjid Nabawi. Pict 2 (source: abusaid): Lighting of the mosque at night . Pict 3 (source: muhammadassad): The giant umbrellas are closing! Pict 4 (source: muhammadassad): Inside Nabawi, golds everywhere. Pict 5 (source: my camera :p): Before leaving Madinah. Look at the beautiful giant umbrellas. They are automated!

You'll be amazed at the architecture of Nabawi. The dome (kubah) will open discreetly after fajr, and close again when the sun gets hotter. We are not allowed to bring camera to the mosque, and however, let us just pray and dzikr to Allah inside the mosque without being interrupted by camera-things :) Outside the mosque many many many giant umbrellas are beautifully built, and automatically open when the sun rises and close automatically at sunset.

Before or after salat, there are many sellers selling unique things such as pashmina, muslim cap (peci), tasbih, etc etc. Outside the mosque also many Arabic restaurants where you can find kebabs and rice, even ice cream. We can eat at the park near the mosque, a beautiful small green park.

We also visit masjid Quba, which has been said, that 2 rakaats of salat sunnah there, equals to one Umrah.

Pict 1: Outside Masjid Nabawi, beautiful city of Madinah. Pict 2: Sellers and buyers on action outside Nabawi. Pict 3 below pict 1: Park near Nabawi. Pict 4 & 5: Masjid Quba.

Dates Market also available for shopping many kinds of dates (kurma), nuts, and chocolates filled with dates. Here we can try whatever we want. Yes, for free. But if you want to bring them home you should buy minimum half a kilogram.
Dates Market

Spend great times at Madinah, but the best moment is always at Masjid Nabawi. Wanna be there again... Feel close to Allah and Muhammad the Prophet (peace be upon him), salat with thousands of muslims, drinking zamzam water, reading Qur'an... Subhanallah alhamdulillah wa laa ilaaha illallah allaahu akbar!

to be continued

Sabtu, 03 Juli 2010

DIY Fringe Bolero from Pashmina [2]

By the time this post appear Insya Allah I'll be at Mekkah (Mecca) ... Bismillaah... Hope everything goes well, hope Allah enlighten our heart, always...

And this is the second series of experiment on pashmina... 

The result:
Wear it short or wear it long, up to you :) [1st & 2nd picture: short--pull the cardigan until the seam (I mean the pin), get closer to your armpit. 3rd picture: long--simply wear it]

Hmmm.... Hahaha it's not neat enough :p

Anyway, wish you all have a great day and may Allah bless you :)