Thursday, September 24, 2009

end of a prologue

It has been a while since I last post something in this blog. I’ve been kept busy for this last month with the act of worships in Ramadhan, religious programs, assignments and even a week of field trip. Alhamdulillah everything went fine and now I’m back in this blogging world, writing on my thoughts, ideas and understanding so that it would benefit not only me but anyone who is willing to read this masterpiece of mine.

I’ve been talking to a close friend of mine about my hiatus from the blogging world since I started writing in early august of this year. I told him about how hard it is to be consistent (istiqamah) in writing something meaningful and beneficial for the blog and at the same time catching up with study and programs. I also told him that I might consider stopping to write midway if I continued to be busy and run out of ideas to be presented to the world. This is his answer to my whining:

“ya akh(brother), istiqamah is something that is very hard to achieve. What I’ve seen is you tried your hard during your early involvement in this writing world by keeping your blog updated and posted as frequent as you can, but later you’ve been busy and unable to post anything on your blog. For me, that’s not what you should have done if you want to achieve istiqamah in writing. It is better for you to write once in a while, but those writing give a good impact on the readers. This also will help you in achieving istiqamah in writing.”

I startled for a while when I heard about his opinion. What he is saying is true. My eyes have been folded that I can’t see that the quality of writing is better than the quantity. I’ve always thought that the quantity of the posting is important so that the readers will always get something new to be read and learn about. Well, it is partially true but the essence of writing is much more emphasized on its quality and in many times, that’s always being the case. Quantity is just a bonus-if you have the ability to do it.

A good analogy to this is that you have a lot of food but with no taste, and little food but very delicious and tasty. Which one will you choose? I reckon you would prefer to take that delicious food and enjoy its taste to the fullest, isn’t it?

Furthermore, I also don’t want to be called an empty can (tin kosong in malay). Write and babbling a lot, but nothing useful comes out of it.

InsyaAllah, from now on I will try my best to continue on blogging. Furthermore, I believed that blogging will be a good medium for me to call people towards Allah SWT and the Deen. Allah said in the Quran:

وَمَنْ أَحْسَنُ قَوْلًا مِّمَّن دَعَا إِلَى اللَّهِ وَعَمِلَ صَالِحًا وَقَالَ إِنَّنِي مِنَ الْمُسْلِمِينَ

“And whose word is better than the words of those who called towards Allah, doing good deeds and proclaims ‘verily I’m from amongst the Muslimin (those who submit to Allah)?”
(Al-Fushilat verse 33)

Hopefully I can be among the people who are honoured by Allah in the above verse. InsyaAllah, May this small effort will be rewarded by Allah.

p/s: eid mubarak to everyone. Taqaballahu minna wa minkum. May Allah grant us with the opportunity to witness ramadhan again in the coming year.