Salam Maal Hijrah to all Muslims! Hope it’s not too late to wish you.
This year, I vow to be a better Muslim. I vow to read the Quran more, watch videos on Youtube about Islam, perform khusyuk prayers (it’s hard!!), and read articles about Islam to inspire me to be better and not make worldly stuff my utmost priority.
And you know what! I just started reading Suhaib Webb’s website and omg it’s amazing!! There are so many inspiring articles about Muslims in this modern world and articles that puts a smile on your faces. Apparently I’m really slow because everyone reads it. Oh well, better late than never.
As much as I respect the righteous believers, I find the lectures/talks that just say “You can’t eat pork, you can’t have sex, you can’t show your hair, you have to pray. Don’t ask why, just do it because you’ll go to hell if not” don’t go well with me. I am constantly curious. I do agree some things just don’t have answers and you’ve just got to have faith, but I really believe in doing things with pure intention, love, and a happy heart. Only then will it be consistent. And to love, is to know it first. To understand why you have to pray, why you have to fast.. it all makes sense when you hear it from these international scholars, and it really makes you want to go home now to do it.
I’ve been attending the YMP programs and I highly recommend you do so! Even for modern people or new Muslims, it’s really really inspiring. One of the most recent ones I went to is “Falling in Love with Islam Again” led by the gorgeous icon, Wardina Saffiyah.
Have you guys seen her video?
It was a ladies only affair and we talked about almost everything! It was just about 4o of us and we shared our stories. Sometimes we gotta let our ego down and hear others’ stories. Don’t always think we know everything.
So at the event, they told us about Twins of Faith happening on 24th & 25th December 2011 at Putrajaya International Convention Centre (PICC). This is organised by Mercy Mission Malaysia.
They had it in London recently and now they’ll be here in Malaysia!
It’s basically a family festival that includes talks by the best scholars from all over the world, entertainment and performances that cater to Muslim and non-Muslims too!
I can’t wait for Sheikh Yahya. I’ve been to his talks and mannnn they’re so funny and enlightening.
There’ll be so many other things too: a Mother’s Room where all the moms can sit in peace and have the talks broadcasted live to them on a screen, a Kids Playzone which I definitely will steer clear of, a Marriage Corner where Muslims who have trouble finding spouses can go on halal speed-dating (I know right?? I haven’t heard of this before so it’ll be quite cool to see)
Here’s the progamme schedule:
I’m going to pick and choose the talks to go to. The ones that really catch my eyes are “He Who Has Allah” and “I’m a Muslim & Proud”.
Tickets are usually RM 150 for adults and RM 75 for children (aged 5-12. below 5 is free)
But for early birds who buy before the 14th of December, tickets are RM 100 for adults and RM 50 for children (aged 5-12)
The ticket is a 2-day pass.
I am selling the tickets, so if any of you would like to attend and know more about Islam, please email me at firstname.lastname@example.org. Please put “Twins of Faith” as subject of your email. I will reply with payment details. Once payment is made, I will ship out your tickets to your address for free.