Today’s Quote – 63

Everything that is past is either a learning experience to grow on, a beautiful memory to reflect on, or a motivating factor to act upon ~ Denis Waitley

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Balasan melewat-lewatkan solat – kisah benar

Saya ingin berkongsi cerita ini yang diberitakan sebagai kisah benar iaitu kisah balasan bagi orang Islam yang melewat-lewatkan solat fardhu. Diharapkan cerita begini boleh dijadikan peringatan dan teladan kepada kita semua, yang seringkali leka dan lalai dengan kerja-kerja dunia sehingga suka menunda-nunda waktu solat fardhu. Kepada mereka yang sentiasa istiqamah solat di awal waktu, diucapkan syabas kerana tidak banyak orang yang sanggup berbuat demikian…..

Kisah Benar – Ular Hitam Membelit Jenazah

07/03/2010 at 2:20 am · Dikirim dalam Kisah & Tauladan, Kisah Benar

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Bismillah. Suatu cerita yang telah berlaku beberapa tahun dulu di Makkah …Kisah Benar … kisah yang boleh kita renungkan bersama serta jadikan panduan dalam diri kita ini. Kisah yang anda baca ini bukannya datang dari majalah Mastika atau majalah2 tabloid tetapi kisah dari tanah perkuburan Sa’raya, Makkah.

Pada beberapa tahun dahulu ada seorang perempuan yang berumur 40an telah meninggal dunia. Mereka telah mengusung jenazah beliau untuk dikebumikan di tanah perkuburan Al Ma’ala yakni lebih kurang 2 kilometer dari Masjidil Haram selepas solat zuhur. Apabila sampai sahaja di tanah perkuburan tersebut, alangkah terperanjatnya mereka bila mendapati seekor ular yang berwarna Hitam sebesar paha bersisik tebal telah berada di dalam liang lahat (dalam kubur tersebut). Subhanallah … keadaan ular tersebut amat menggerunkan. Mereka pun terus berlalu dari situ dan membawa jenazah wanita tersebut ke tanah perkuburan yang lain yakni di tanah perkuburan Sa’raya lebih kurang setengah jam memandu dari situ (8 km jauhnya). Apabila mereka sampai di tanah perkuburan tersebut, rupa-rupanya Ular Hitam yang sama juga telah menunggu jenazah wanita yang ingin dikebumikan di situ. Allahuakbar … mereka mengambil keputusan untuk memindahkan serta mengangkat ular tersebut danmeletakkannya di luar yakni berjauhan sedikit dari kawasan tersebut dan mengkebumikan jenazah wanita itu (yang peliknya Ular Hitam itu tidak melakukan apa-apa apabila disentuh oleh mereka).

Selepas sahaja mereka mengkebumikan mayat wanita itu, tiba-tiba Ular Hitam yang diletakkan berjauhan dari situ terus datang menjalar dengan pantas dan masuk meluru ke dalam kubur wanita itu. MasyaAllah (seperti menjunam kedalam swimming pool dari atas – keadaan sewaktu ular itu masuk ke dalam kubur). Dalam beberapa seketika mereka mendengar bunyi seperti dahan-dahan pokok yang dipatah-patahkan dan apabila mereka melihat ke dalam kubur wanita tersebut, alangkah terperanjatnya kerana Ular Hitam tersebut sedang membelit jenazah wanita itu serta mematah-matahkan tulang jenazah itu … Subhanallah. Ada beberapa orang yang berada di persekitaran kubur itu turut pengsan melihat kejadian itu. Selepas diselidiki kenapa perkara tersebut boleh terjadi, rupa-rupanya sewaktu hayatnya, wanita tersebut suka melewat-lewatkan solatnya.

Marilah kita ambil iktibar dan pedoman daripada kejadian ini. Semoga Allah swt kuatkan iman kita dalam mendirikan solat 5 waktu daripada gangguan syaitan dan iblis insya Allah. Ini baru siksaan di dunia akibat melewatkan solat….Bagaimana kalau tak solat langsung?

Mengaktifkan kuasa minda separa sedar (minda segar)

Kita biasa dengar orang kata, “kita adalah apa yang kita fikirkan”. Ungkapan ini memang benar dan ia berkait rapat dengan kuasa minda separa sedar, atau minda di bawah sedar atau istilah barunya minda segar, masing-masing. Minda di bawah sedar ini sebenarnya adalah enjin penggerak yang seakan-akan memberi kuasa kepada minda dan pemikiran untuk mencapai sesuatu hasrat atau impian. Apa-apa yang didengar, dilihat, difikirkan atau dipelajari, jika selalu diulang-ulang ia akan terus tersimpan di dalam minda separa sedar. Sekali sudah tersimpan ia tidak akan terpadam, boleh dikeluarkan atau diluahkan kadang-kadang secara tak disedari.

Ahli psikologi telah menggariskan beberapa teknik untuk menggunakan kuasa minda di bawah sedar ini untuk kejayaan seseorang. Di antaranya ialah dengan berkata kepada diri sendiri berulang-ulang kali perkara yang hendak disimpan dalam minda di bawah sedar ini, pada waktu pagi, petang dan sebelum terlena; dengan cara visualisasi (membayangkan dengan jelas) apa yang hendak dicapai; disertai dengan kemahuan atau emosi yang kuat untuk mencapai sesuatu itu. Semua ini akan terpahat (direkodkan) dalam minda di bawah sedar.

Artikel ringkas yang berkaitan boleh dibaca di bawah ini….

How to Activate Your Subconscious Power

If you understand your subconscious power, you will do two things. Make your subconscious mind believes that you are experiencing and feeling everything positive about life. You do this by “acting as if” and creating the images that you want to happen in your life.

Next, you direct the subconscious to move toward where you are heading or wanting to achieve. You create clear goals, think about them all the time and affirm them. The intelligence within will show you the solutions and provide you with ideas to make your dreams become reality.

Believe in its power

You have to start believing that whatever you think about and believe is accepted by your subconscious. Once you form this belief, you can start to stimulate it with ideas and suggestions to allow it to attract the events you wish to experience and people you want to meet.

Have control over your conscious thoughts

All assumptions and beliefs start with conscious thoughts. Once you consciously keep thinking about the same thing over and over again, it becomes habitual. You no longer need to think about it for your subconscious to deliver your behavior or emotions.

In order to change those thoughts that may have developed some of your thinking patterns and bad habits, you have to deliberately think new empowering thoughts. You have to develop the discipline to cancel and delete the negative and replace with new ones to give the subconscious a different direction to follow.

Focus your attention

You mind is always attending to something. Therefore in order to get what you want to achieve, you need to develop razor sharp focus. Only think about what you want. Thinking about your goals by visualizing and affirming them through pictures and words will activate your subconscious.

Pay attention to your language. What you say to yourself and your assumptions about the meanings people are telling you affect your thinking and feeling.

Repeat your instructions and make them vivid and specific

Repeated affirmations through words and visualizations are commands and instructions to your brain. Bombard your subconscious by repeating out loud or quietly to yourself what it is that you want to see in your reality.

If you have been trying hard and have not achieved success through this method, try using subliminal messages and images. It is a tool to help you change your mind about yourself and your life without having the subconscious resisting. Click for a free MindMaster trial.

Emotionalize

Powerful emotions fuel your desires and stimulate your subconscious power to deliver to you the results through your actions.

You now have a choice. To use your subconscious power to change your behavior and your life or let it run around as it always has.

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Cara nyah-toksik untuk bersihkan rumah

Selama ini kita lebih percayakan bahan pembersih atau sabun anti-bakteria dan bahan peluntur yang kuat untuk membersihkan rumah kediaman, walaupun bahan-bahan ini memberi kesan buruk kepada tangan dan persekitaran kita.

Adakah alternatif lain?

Baru-baru ini ramai pakar berpendapat bahawa keberkesanan penggunaan sabun anti-bakteria tidak banyak beza dengan sabun biasa, tetapi harganya lebih mahal. Penggunaan klorin pula banyak memberi kesan buruk, sama ada kepada tangan dan kaki orang yang menggunakannya atau kepada kanak-kanak yang kadang-kadang terminum larutan ini jika tidak disimpan dengan betul.

Oleh itu, beberapa alternatif untuk menggunakan bahan tak toksik atau cara natural, yang lebih dikenali pembersih hijau, untuk membersihkan rumah telah dikenalpasti. Berikut dipanjangkan beberapa cara natural yang tidak toksik beserta dengan beberapa resepi penyediaannya untuk digunakan bersama….

The Best Non-toxic Ways to Clean Your Home

By Matthew Hoffman, MD
Reviewed by Michael W. Smith, MD

Keeping your home clean doesn’t require weapons of mass disinfection, experts tell the author. Antibacterial and harsh cleansers are usually unnecessary, and some raise concerns about our health and the environment.

These products don’t work any better than their natural or non-toxic counterparts, and they damage the environment and potentially place our long-term health at risk.

“The antibacterial soap we buy in the store doesn’t clean hands or reduce the spread of illness any better than regular soap,” says Allison Aiello, PhD, assistant professor of epidemiology at the University of Michigan.

You can keep your home just as clean for much less money, safeguard your personal health, and even protect the environment by going back to the basics.

Chlorine Bleach: What Are the Alternatives?

Chlorine bleach is one of the oldest cleaners. It’s also one of the harshest. Chlorine bleach kills germs on contact, and isn’t much friendlier to your skin, if accidentally splashed. Manufacturers include chlorine bleach in a wide variety of cleaning products as well as some laundry and dishwasher detergents.

Bleach is also renowned for its mold-killing ability, but it’s not the only way to kill mold and mildew. Hydrogen peroxide or vinegar also works to kill mold.

Because it’s used so frequently, chlorine bleach is the most common cleaner that kids accidentally swallow. And chlorine poses another special danger: when mixed with ammonia — another common ingredient of cleaning products — and acidic cleaners, such as toilet bowl cleaners, the mixture releases poisonous gasses. Since it’s hard to know what’s in every product, it’s best to simply not mix cleaning products at all. While it’s safe to pour old cleaning products down the drain, don’t pour more than one at a time.

Non-toxic Solutions

* Use a hydrogen-peroxide-based bleach in your laundry instead of chlorine bleach. Hydrogen peroxide kills mold and mildew, sanitizes counters and cutting boards, and removes stains from counters.

* For household cleaning, opt for chlorine-free products to eliminate the risks. Specifically look for “chlorine-free” on the label. Use one product at a time, and rinse surfaces thoroughly.

* A simple tip: Keep an old toothbrush to scrub counter and those hard-to-clean tile corners.

Ammonia: Avoiding Hazardous Fumes

Want a clue to ammonia’s hazardous properties? Consider its well-known harsh smell. Undiluted ammonia is highly irritating to the eyes and respiratory system. Because it does everything from cutting through grease to cleaning windows, ammonia is found in a wide range of conventional cleaning products. There are other ways to clean that are just as effective.

Non-toxic Solution

* Look for “green” and non-toxic cleaners that don’t contain chlorine, alchohols, triclosan, triclocarbon, lye, glycol ethers, or ammonia. Choose ones that say “petroleum-free,” “90% biodegradable in 3 days,” or “phosphate-free.”

* Choose safer products that say “petroleum-free,” “biodegradable,” “phosphate-free,” “VOC-free,” and “solvent-free.”

Non-toxic Cleaners: Off the Shelf or Do-It-Yourself

Growing awareness and demand by ecologically-minded consumers, as well as parents motivated to keep their family healthy, has led to an explosion of environmentally friendlier and non-toxic products. There are many products in this category – from laundry detergents and fabric softeners to multi-surface and floor cleaners, to tile and bathroom cleaners — that are convenient and safer for people and the planet.

While some are indeed safer, others are unfortunately “green-washed,” marketed as natural while still including suspect chemicals.

Get in the simple practice of looking at product labels to see if the cleaning manufacturer is clearly disclosing all ingredients. If it is not, you can check the manufacturer’s web site, but it could mean the manufacturer is trying to hide a particular suspect ingredient.

Third party “ecologos” and product labels can sometimes be confusing, even misleading. For independent reviews, use Consumer Report’s Eco-Labels.org to find out what claims on labels really mean and if they’re actually regulated. You can also use the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services’ Household Products Database to look up specific products and find out their ingredients. Likewise, you can check out a company’s web site – many are being much more transparent than in the past. Or contact them to find out what’s inside.

Example of green cleaners

Some people may choose to make their own cleaning products. It’s surprisingly easy, cheap, and for most ordinary household jobs, do-it-yourself cleaning products can be as effective as anything you’d buy at the store. It’s easy, inexpensive, and for most ordinary household jobs, do-it-yourself cleaning products can be as just as effective.

General Non-toxic Solutions:

* Use a reusable microfiber cloth to dust — it picks up dust particles without needing any chemical help.

* White distilled vinegar can be used to clean windows; kill mold and mildew; get rid of soap scum; and sanitize kitchen counters and cutting boards.

* Use baking soda and a few drops of soap to scour kitchen counters and bathtubs. For tough stains, use borax.

* For fresh scents, use lemons or essential oils like lavender.

Try these recipes for homemade cleaners:

All-Purpose Disinfecting Cleaner:
2 cups water (preferably distilled water)
1 1/2 to 3 tsp. liquid castille soap
1 tsp. tea tree oil
Mix ingredients above to store and keep. Add a couple drops of your favorite essential oil to give it a pleasing scent.

Toilet Bowl Cleaner:
1 cup borax
Pour into toilet bowl before going to bed. In the morning, scrub and flush.

Rust Remover:
1 lime
Salt
Sprinkle a little salt on the rust. Squeeze a lime over the salt until it is well soaked. Let the mixture set for two to three hours. Use the leftover rind to scrub the residue.

Glass Cleaner:
1/4 cup white distilled vinegar
1 quart warm water
Mix ingredients above. Pour into a spray bottle or apply with a sponge. For lint-free results, wipe dry with crumpled newspaper instead of paper towels. Buff to a shine

Today’s Quote – 62

The shortest way to do many things is to do only one thing at a time ~ Richard Cech

Tanda-tanda fizikal kemurungan

Seringkali kita sendiri tidak sedar yang kita sebenarnya berada dalam kemurungan, walaupun orang lain nampak. Kemurungan ini kalau dibiarkan tanpa dirawat, kemungkinan besar akan melarat dan akhirnya akan membawa kepada perkara-perkara yang tidak diingini, seperti mencederakan diri sendiri atau hingga sampai ke tahap membunuh diri.

Oleh itu, sekiranya kita nampak ada di kalangan ahli keluarga atau kawan-kawan yang menunjukkan tanda-tanda kemurungan ini, eloklah kita cuba membantunya dengan segera sebelum ia menjadi bertambah parah. Kalau kita tak mampu menasihatinya atau mengubah faktor-faktor yang menyebabkan kemurungannya itu, eloklah dapatkan bantuan daripada kaunselor yang bertauliah atau pakar psikologi.

Berikut dipanjangkan tanda-tanda fizikal kemurungan yang mudah dilihat pada diri seseorang itu untuk dijadikan panduan bersama….

Depression: Recognizing the Physical Symptoms

Reviewed by Brunilda Nazario, MD

Most of us know about the emotional symptoms of depression. But you may not know that depression can be associated with many physical symptoms, too.

In fact, many people with depression suffer from chronic pain or other physical symptoms. These include:

* Headaches. These are fairly common in people with depression. If you already had migraine headaches, they may seem worse if you’re depressed.

* Back pain. If you already suffer with back pain, it may be worse if you become depressed.

* Muscle aches and joint pain. Depression can make any kind of chronic pain worse.

* Chest pain. Obviously, it’s very important to get chest pain checked out by an expert right away. It can be a sign of serious heart problems. But depression can contribute to the discomfort associated with chest pain.

* Digestive problems. You might feel queasy or nauseous. You might have diarrhea or become chronically constipated.

* Exhaustion and fatigue. No matter how much you sleep, you may still feel tired or worn out. Getting out of the bed in the morning may seem very hard, even impossible.

* Sleeping problems. Many people with depression can’t sleep well anymore. They wake up too early or can’t fall asleep when they go to bed. Others sleep much more than normal.

* Change in appetite or weight. Some people with depression lose their appetite and lose weight. Others find they crave certain foods — like carbohydrates — and weigh more.

* Dizziness or lightheadedness.

Because these symptoms occur with many conditions, many depressed people never get help, because they don’t know that their physical symptoms might be caused by depression. A lot of doctors miss the symptoms, too.

These physical symptoms aren’t “all in your head.” Depression can cause real changes in your body. For instance, it can slow down your digestion, which can result in stomach problems.

Depression seems to be related to an imbalance of certain chemicals in your brain. Some of these same chemicals play an important role in how you feel pain. So many experts think that depression can make you feel pain differently than other people.

Treating Physical Symptoms

In some cases, treating your depression — with therapy or medicine or both — will resolve your physical symptoms.

But make sure to tell your health care provider about any physical symptoms. Don’t assume they’ll go away on their own. They may need additional treatment. For instance, your doctor may suggest an antianxiety medicine if you have insomnia. Those drugs help you relax and may allow you to sleep better.

Since pain and depression go together, sometimes easing your pain may help with your depression. Some antidepressants, such as Cymbalta and Effexor, may help with chronic pain, too.

Other treatments can also help with painful symptoms. Certain types of focused therapy — like cognitive behavioral — can teach you ways to cope better with the pain.

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