Alhamdulillah. After finished Fajr/ Subuh Prayer jama’ah at Musolla, I walked slowly to my room while taking a deep breath of fresh air. As soon as I arrived in my room, I started to open my mushaf and starting to recite and memorizing one chapter from the Holy Qur’an named Abraham/Ibrahim.
It was a nice Friday morning as I have no class on this day. After about 2 and a half hour in the room, I intended to visit my senior’s room. (We were from the same secondary school, MATRI). So, I walked to Ali Husni’s room which about 5 minutes walking distance from my room.
When I arrived, my sahabat, Syahidan was cutting Ali’s hair. While cutting the hair, we were having a short talk as he almost finished cutting the hair. Ali then invited us to have a breakfast at his room. Hehe..Thanks Ali. After about half an hour there, I went back to my room to continue my reading from a book entitle Rindu Bau Pohon Tin by Ustaz Hasrizal Abdul Jamil, while Syahidan intended to go home as it is weekend.
Friday khutbah was delivered by a Mufti from Bosnia Herzegovina. I was very impressed with the Khutbah! Touching and catching the eyes of jema’ah to concentrate and avoiding sleepy.
The Khatib stressed on the 4 Fundamentals which Muslim nowadays has forgotten and it needs to be instilled again. 1) Knowledge, 2) Morality/Akhlaq, 3) Brotherhood, 4) Inclusiveness.
It was delivered in English although at once I taught he will deliver it in his native language. Alhamdulillah, so beneficial.
After Prayer, I met my Turkish friends where almost 4 months we haven’t met each others. We have a long conversation. I met some other Turkish where they just arrived in Malaysia to further their study. I forced myself to speak Turkish, but I failed. Hehehe… Too difficult to pronounce the words. Insya Allah I’ll try my best to master the language.
While chatting with my Turkish friends, I saw my friend a.k.a ustaz from Kenya. He was a Master student for the last one and a half year where the 1st time I met him. He is a close friend of mine as I always went to his room and listened to his advises. He was the one who can read my facial expression when I was facing problem in study or I felt down. I haven’t met him for almost 4 months because he was returning home after finished his Master here. He came again to IIUM to further his study in PhD.
Before I left him for lunch, he voluntarily offered to teach me Arabic this semester as I had requested before. Alhamdulillah. At least this short semester I’ll maximize my time with seeking knowledge.
I had my lunch with my Turkish friends. We had a bowl of Uighur’s noodle as preferred by them. Uighur is one of a tribe’s names in Turkistan. Their faces are more likely to Chinese. However they speak Turkish. The owner of the shop suggested one type of noodle for me as he said it’s suitable for Malaysians. He guaranteed the satisfaction and he will return my money if it doesn’t fit my taste.
With a jumbo glass of mango juice, I started my lunch together with 5 Turkish friends and one friend from Madinah/ Sa’udi. Alhamdulillah.. Delicious!! The noodle is 100% different from our local noodle. It is home made noodle, made by our brothers from Uighur. The noodle is thick and compacted. Only 3 to 4 mouths, you’ll full!! You have to try it!!
Thanks to my Turkish friends who sponsored my lunch. The noodle and the juice cost me RM 8.30. That’s why at first I refused to have lunch with them because I knew that they will pay for me as happened before. Every time we eat together, they will pay for me although I refused it.
After lunch we had some Arab tea at my Saudi’s friend’s room. We chatted and discuss lot of things until ‘Asar. After ‘Asar jama’ah at Musolla, we dispersed.
Alhamdulillah.. Thanks to Allah. Praise and bow down only for Allah as he gave me opportunity to have friends from different races and tribes. I learn many things from them. May Allah strengthen our bond of ukhuwwah forever.. Ameen…
“O mankind! we created you from a single (pair) of a male and a female, and made you into nations and Tribes, that ye may know Each other (Not that ye may despise (each other). Verily the Most honoured of you In the sight of Allah is (He who is) the Most righteous of you. and Allah has full knowledge and is well acquainted (with all things).” ( Al- Hujuraat: 14)