Sunday, December 16, 2012

A confession; I am scared

بِسْمِ اللَّهِ الرَّحْمَٰنِ الرَّحِيمِ 
In the name of Allah, the Most Gracious, the Most Merciful.


"The dim light.
The thick darkness.
The bright blaze.
The vivid empty space.
Battle between left and right
Torn between the wrong and right
In choosing either true or false
In deciding the needs and wants
The hurts and the wounds
The smiles and laughters
The gone chances
The awaiting ones

Staring at them one by one
Staring blankly, at overall

Oh dear world,
Let me just confess
For the truth is, I am scared…
I am exhausted and scared…”


[F.S - Inspired: June 3 2012: 11.30pm]”

Saturday, December 15, 2012

I lie down and sleep

بِسْمِ اللَّهِ الرَّحْمَٰنِ الرَّحِيمِ 
In the name of Allah, the Most Gracious, the Most Merciful.


Alone under this shade of tree,
I witness the approaching of few black clouds
while the thunder and lightning make scary sounds,
The wind hits with a cruel force,
Then the rain starts pouring harshly to the ground,
Cold and startled,
In tears and weak,

My Lord,
I feel ruined, crushed and ugly,
All I want to do now is to run away
and hide somewhere safe and dark,
With only a glimpse of Your light shed upon me,
And the warmth of Your mercy
wrapped around my fragile body..
There, I lie down and sleep
I lie down and eternally sleep.

[F.S: 22.06.12: 12pm]

Friday, December 14, 2012

But Allah has with Him the best place to return to‎

بِسْمِ اللَّهِ الرَّحْمَٰنِ الرَّحِيمِ 
In the name of Allah, the Most Gracious, the Most Merciful.


"‎You know you have to stop, when everything seems to hurt..
You know you have to flee, leave and run away
when every part, every angle, every fraction, every piece,
every one of the veins feel like they are being scrapped,
scratched, slashed…Wounded;
You know you need to let go
when your hands are all burnt…Injured;
You need to stop, leave and let go now..
Now, stop, leave and let go..
Come back and return “here”..
Come back and return to Him..
وَاللَّهُ عِندَهُ حُسْنُ الْمَآبِ
but Allah has with Him the best place to return to‎”

[F.S - 2012]

Thursday, December 13, 2012

Everything

بِسْمِ اللَّهِ الرَّحْمَٰنِ الرَّحِيمِ 
In the name of Allah, the Most Gracious, the Most Merciful.

Sometimes,
when too many occurrences happening around you at once,
when there are so much to absorb into your head,
when you have to experience mix amount of
emotions in your heart,
when there’s some changes of life events..
There will be a moment or two in a day
where you’ll stop and start asking
“Am I dreaming…? Am I actually, just, dreaming…?”

My Lord,
for whatever that arrives and whatever that leaves,
please make this soul understands
that everything comes from You,
everything should be attributed to You,
everything goes back to You,
and for everything, one must be grateful
to You.


[F.S - August 27th 2012 : Inspired while listening to Lifehouse]”

Wednesday, December 12, 2012

Dear Time and Destiny

بِسْمِ اللَّهِ الرَّحْمَٰنِ الرَّحِيمِ 
In the name of Allah, the Most Gracious, the Most Merciful.


"Dear Time and Destiny,
Please be gentle on me,
Spare me some chances and opportunities,
For I need to understand a lot of matters,
I need to re-learn and keep on learning a lot of things,
Cause there are hearts that I really care,
There is especially one heart that I truly really care,
One heart that I truly really care.. "


[F.S - August 30th 2012]

Tuesday, December 11, 2012

"...Do I dare, Disturb the universe?"

بِسْمِ اللَّهِ الرَّحْمَٰنِ الرَّحِيمِ 
In the name of Allah, the Most Gracious, the Most Merciful.




‎”…Do I dare
Disturb the universe?
In a minute there is time
For decisions and revisions which a minute will reverse….
And I have known the eyes already, known them all—
The eyes that fix you in a formulated phrase,
And when I am formulated, sprawling on a pin,
When I am pinned and wriggling on the wall,
Then how should I begin
To spit out all the butt-ends of my days and ways?
And how should I presume?…….”
[Excertps from “The Love Song of J. Alfred Prufrock” by T.S Eliot]

p.s: It took two poetry lecturers to make me understand the intricate and beautiful meanings of this poem. And class lessons on “The Love Song of J.Alfred Prufrock” were among the most interesting ones to me. I have been in love with this masterpiece ever since :)”

Monday, December 10, 2012

Let's escape now

بِسْمِ اللَّهِ الرَّحْمَٰنِ الرَّحِيمِ 
In the name of Allah, the Most Gracious, the Most Merciful.



"Beauty,
Let’s go there,
now..
And leave all this heavy air
that’s circling in this head 
and blocking this breathing.
Let’s escape,
now..
And we’ll cure all that’s aching
in this heart, spirit and soul.
Let’s be there,
Just sit, admire and adore,
With just you, me, the universe
and the Creator,
Where we would purify 
our being and our purpose.
Let’s do this now,
leave everything
and just go there,
now..
[ F.S; 5.11.2012- Inspiration - This image]
Credit to the image.

Sunday, December 9, 2012

Let's journey

بِسْمِ اللَّهِ الرَّحْمَٰنِ الرَّحِيمِ 
In the name of Allah, the Most Gracious, the Most Merciful.




"Beauty (Beloved),
The night has fallen,
The sails are ready,
Let’s journey now 
to the realm of divine,
fascinating and calming dreams,
Where you, me and all
feel calm, safe and at peace,
Where you and me
strip our differences,
meet in joy, relieve our hopes,
and purify all our longings.
Beauty (Beloved),
The night has fallen,the sails are ready,
Have a sweet, tranquil journey of dream,
And may it inspire you in your journey of reality”
[ F.S; 9th December 2012: Inspiration - this image ]
Good night, beloved and sweet dreams:)

Saturday, November 24, 2012

What have we become?

بِسْمِ اللَّهِ الرَّحْمَٰنِ الرَّحِيمِ
In the name of Allah, the Most Gracious, the Most Merciful.


My Lord..
What has the world become..?
With all the wars, the battles
and the fights…
Has it been a better place to live?
Or has it been worse?

My Lord..

What have we become..?
With all the misunderstandings,
the tears and the sufferings…
Have we become better servants of Yours..
Or have we been misled?

My Lord,

What have I become..?
By only watching, feeling, crying and praying
for all of these from afar..?
Am I rewarded for my sympathy..?
Or have I become a sinner..
for the gratitude of my safety..?

[F.S : 12.06.2005]

[Picture taken on the 1st September 2011, with Sony Cybershot DSC-WX5. Location; graveyard, Parit Buntar, Perak. 6.18pm. Edited with Adobe Photoshop]

Friday, November 23, 2012

For Allah is near

بِسْمِ اللَّهِ الرَّحْمَٰنِ الرَّحِيمِ 
In the name of Allah, the Most Gracious, the Most Merciful.




"Be strong, Have faith.
For Allah is near"

[Picture taken on the 1st January 2012, with Sony Cybershot DSC-WX5. Location; Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia (UKM), the view from one of the colleges; 6.25pm. Edited with Adobe Photoshop]

Life depends upon perspective

بِسْمِ اللَّهِ الرَّحْمَٰنِ الرَّحِيمِ 
In the name of Allah, the Most Gracious, the Most Merciful.



"Life depends upon perspective. 
Unpleasant perspective bares unpleasant life. 
Pleasing perspective bares pleasing life"
~ A reminder and note to self ~


[Picture taken on the 10th July 2011, with Sony Cybershot DSC-WX5. Location; The beloved Garden of Knowledge and Virtue, International Islamic University Malaysia (IIUM), the view from Kuliyyah of Economics and Management Science; 6.14pm. Edited with Adobe Photoshop]

"Do you feel something in your heart?"

بِسْمِ اللَّهِ الرَّحْمَٰنِ الرَّحِيمِ 
In the name of Allah, the Most Gracious, the Most Merciful.




Spring, summer, autumn and winter,
Sunshine, snow, rain and drought,
Heaven, Earth, wind and waters,
Mortals, immortals, life and death,


War, peace, ideals and common sense,
Reality, fairy-tales, rationals and dreams,
Love, hate, adore and detest,
Sorrow, delighted, laughter and sad,


In the midst of all these,
Amid the time that’s running,
I hope you could come, come to me
And whisper the answer to my query;
"Do you feel something in your heart 
like what I feel in mine…?”

-F.S, 2011-

[Pictures: Greenish: Ulu Yam, 25 Dec 2009. Yellowish: Parit Buntar, 25 Sept 2009. Reddish: Jordan, Credit to Hidayat. Bluish: Austria, Credit to Hidayat. Edited with Microsoft Office Picture Manager. First attempt with PhotoScape]

Probably not so random

بِسْمِ اللَّهِ الرَّحْمَٰنِ الرَّحِيمِ 
In the name of Allah, the Most Gracious, the Most Merciful.





Flowers bloom, flowers die,
Fruits are picked when they are ripe,
Some people stay, but some had to leave,
Good things could be more than just memories,

Time, is something that we can't freeze,
Yet through time, we might get what we wish,

Hence..
Please come and save me,
Please come while I still have the time,
Please come while you still have the chance,
Please come while you still can,
Please.."

F.S - inspired by 'something' at 11.29 pm, May 30th 2011.


[Picture taken: 17/5/2011 at 1.15pm. Edited with Adobe Photoshop]

When a heart breaks no it don't break even

بِسْمِ اللَّهِ الرَّحْمَٰنِ الرَّحِيمِ 
In the name of Allah, the Most Gracious, the Most Merciful.




"When a heart breaks no it don't break even"



Thursday, November 22, 2012

"Decorate" - Yuna

بِسْمِ اللَّهِ الرَّحْمَٰنِ الرَّحِيمِ
In the name of Allah, the Most Gracious, the Most Merciful.


-- Tribute to Yuna

Wednesday, November 21, 2012

In between

بِسْمِ اللَّهِ الرَّحْمَٰنِ الرَّحِيمِ 
In the name of Allah, the Most Gracious, the Most Merciful.




I am..
in between yes and no
in between is and is not
in between questions and answers
in between believe and doubt
in between asleep and awake
in between imagination and reality
in between contented and melancholy
in between smiles and cries
in between receiving and letting go
in between giving up and holding on
in between being crushed and being inspirited
I am..
somewhere in the middle.
And I am empty. 
I don’t know what to think, what to feel, what to be.
I don’t know what to think, what to feel, what to be.
Please tell me..
What should I think about, what should I feel, who should I be.
F.S - 2011

[Picture taken on 17th June 2011, with Sony Cybershot DSC-WX5. Location; Kuala Kangsar, Perak (Near Masjid Ubudiah, Kuala Kangsar. During Faz’s and Lan’s photo shoot). Edited with Adobe Photoshop and PhotoScape]

Tuesday, November 20, 2012

On Husnu Dzan

بِسْمِ اللَّهِ الرَّحْمَٰنِ الرَّحِيمِ 
In the name of Allah, the Most Gracious, the Most Merciful.

  On Husnu Dzan

At times, I feel like I’m being taken advantage of.
I feel like I’m being used.
Are these just my stupid feelings influenced by the devils?
Or are these the reality, are these the truth?
So now, should I throw a few tantrums?
Or should I ignore this sudden blues?
Oh well, “Sabar Farah, just keep on believing that
in everybody, there are good traits and values.
And to everybody,
you should just continue being sincere and doing good”.


[F.S: 6.6.2011]

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