Monday, November 19, 2007

a long marathon...

Mukhayyam Generasiku
UIA Gombak
Gunung Nuang, Hulu Langat


hoho~
rupa2nye Ojah juga sudah update blog dye ttg mukhayyam.. tapi Ojah tak register utk pertandingan pulak, jadi tak dikira sebagai pemenang tempat ke-3. oh saya teringat persoalan yg dikemukakan oleh seseorang (saya tak dapat recall siapa), kalau tak silap saya semasa slot Syahadatul Haq
"bukan kita yang pilih untuk dihidupkan di atas muka bumi ni.. tak adillah kalau Allah nak hukum kita sbb kita tak masuk Islam walaupun kita berkelakuan sangat baik etc..." (persoalan dari non-Muslims)
dulu saya selalu respon kpd persoalan ini dengan menggunakan contoh 'bank account', tapi malam tu, saya dengar contoh yang lagi best dan mudah difahami. "cuba bayangkan ada dua orang masuk pertandingan lumba lari, tapi sorang tak register. kalau orang yang tak register tu menang, dia tetap tak dikira sebagai pemenang sbb dia tak register!".
samalah juga dengan kehidupan kita. kalau kita tak 'subscribe' kepada Islam (satu-satunya agama yg diterima Allah), kita takkan dapat jadi pemenang dan masuk syurga.. na'uzubillah.. Ya Allah janganlah palingkan hati-hati kami setelah Kau beri hidayah kepada kami..

hmm... actually i'm searching for ideas.. since Wan Fatimah, Khadijah Aznan and Maryam Muhammad had already updated their blogs about the mukhayyam - and for some reasons Allah placed us (me & d 1st two mentioned) in the same team "Carpe Diem!!!" (read: karpe dium) which means All The Best, Gambatte, Aja aja Faiting, Berusaha, (erm dalam Arabic apa eh? I still couln't find the word since last year), etc.. anyways, click on their names to access their blogs.


Day 1 - 14 Nov, Wed

The camp started on 14 November, and my head was throbbing. I could barely focus on the first slot "Madlul asy-Syahadah" but alhamdulillah akh Fadhil who presented the topic made the slot quite interesting. It's about understanding the Syahadah we recite at least once in every prayer, everyday, by word and by heart. Asyhadu An Laa Ilaaha Illa-ALLAH wa Asyhadu Anna Muhammad Rasulullah..


Later that evening I didn't join the games but slept until maghrib. Alhamdulillah the headache lessen, but later that night I started having backpains. It's not something unusual to me though.. I started having those headaches and backpains since I was 13. Backpains reduced as I undergo expensive treatments T__T for a couple of years, but the headache still remained as a frequent guest.

That night we have "Syahadatul Haqq". It was my third time going through the same topic, but amazingly, each time taught me something new! Although this time it wasn't that 'ganas' since the slot was only about 1 n 1/2 hours.. Syahadatul Haq - I bear witness with my heart, my words, and my actions, that there is no God but Allah and Muhammad is the Messenger of Allah.. The syahadah we swear upon should be 'witnessed' and 'felt' by those around us.. It's a blessing not only upon ourselves, but a responsibility to reach out to others..

AHhh!! I think I really need to cut this entry short! Or else I will take ages to complete this!!

Day 2 - 15 Nov, Thu
boys day out, we have the whole campsite to ourselves


Senaman ar-Ruhul Jadid ala-ala aerobic yg sangat best! An excellent warm up before going hiking up Gunung Nuang! Pastu terus start sakit-sakit badan sikit pasal dah lama tak pegi training TaeKwon-Do betul-betul.. huhu..

Then we played Amazing Race. It was quite fun, but the adventure could have been tougher.. ^__^ however the question at each checkpoint was seriously tough.. no, actually, the problem is with us.. we couldn't recall the Seerah of the Prophet and his Companions!! jawapan kat setiap checkpoint salah oh.. ade yang jawapan patut kat checkpoint 3, kitorang dah jawab kat checkpoint 2.. huhu.. confused! teruk betul.. -__-" plz visit Tim's blog for the questions.

That evening we played War Game a.k.a. ghazwatul-akhawat.. i was in the green team, became the 'Panglima'.. oh I just love war games.. I still clearly remember playing strategy games since I was a kid-- Command & Conquer, Red Alert, War Craft, Age of Empires.. sampaikan ada satu masa ni, I cried when my brother deleted my username in one of the games =P anyway, i think it was really a fair game and the battlefield was really awesome! with lots of trees but spaced..
I played on the right wing until we knocked down nearly half of the opponent team and I managed to free Kak Ida who was taken prisoner- only to later know that she's actually a betrayer!! o_O" patutlah dia dok bising2 dari awal "nela.. selamatkan akak!!".. huhuu..


we frequently accessed the situation, came up with new strategies and conquer the battlefield part by part. finally we ran out of 'bullets' with only one left- which was handed to me. i soon realized that the opponent team had also ran out of bullets and they have none! i quickly moved forward scaring the two survivors of the opponent team and my eyes scanned for their red flag. oh my, it was on a tree with red leaves!!! i leaped, grabbed it and ran for my base.. thus, my green team won over the red team..

I hope and pray that I can be as energetic and as sharp in da'wah and studies as I am during sports and outdoor stuff.. Allahumma 'aafini fi badani, Allahumma 'aafini fi sam'i, Allahumma 'aafini fi basari...


During the night we listened to our sisters about 2/10 wasiat asy-Syahiid Imam Hasan al-Banna- making salaah (prayers) a priority + reponsibility and time management -and da'wah fardhi.. oh i shall not just sit down and do nothing when I've attended and listened to these precious advice and reminder.. i will try my best..

Day 3 - 16 Nov, Fri


we headed out after Subuh+breakfast, hiking up Gunung Nuang.. our target was until the 2nd checkpoint since we only have half of the daylight.. 6-7 hours. i was quite disappointed when tanah merah with some small stones seemed to never end.. we hiked up countless hills with 45 degrees slope, up and down, up and down, for more than two hours!!.. until we reached the waterfall. oh Subhanallah!! sangat cantik dan sangat best!! cuma memang boleh jadi lebih best kalau dapat 'menggunakan' kewujudan waterfall tu sebaiknya.. huhu..
all the way, we sang the Ulat Bulu song.. it's like this:

Ada sang ulat bulu, punya kaki seribu, siapa jumpa kakiku.. kakiku..
Jikalau tak dapat, terpaksa ku melompat, dengan kaki seribu kurang satu..


then A:
Ada sang alat bala~ panya kaka saraba~ sapa jampa kakaka~ kakaka~
Jakala tak dapat~ tarpaksa ka malampat~ dangan kaka saraba karang sata~~


haa.. comel tak lagu ni??? huruf E I O U korang nyanyi sendiri lah eh. syaratnye, kalau nak tengok lagu, tengok yg original je, jgn tengok yg dah ubah huruf vowel.. ^__^ try lah.. kalo nak tau lagu dye cane, ring me up =P


personally, the hike was seriously tiring. if it wasn't the other sisters who even hold my hands despite themselves being tired as well, i might be one of the last to reach the camp. right now i might want to stress out that the scenery along the way was not worth it.. but there's something behind it that's much more important..

it's just like LIFE. it's when you always try your best to achieve something by putting in all your energy and focus, just to achieve something.. you try to hold on to anything you can so that you can stand and step forward.. but it's not all the time that you get a happy ending, or sometimes not even a little something that could make you smile with relief..

but all the time, keep in mind that He is always there.. He listens to each prayer that you recite in your heart and say with ur lips.. He sees every tear that wets your eye or stream down your cheeks.. He is always there.. Always there preparing you for a greater future..

yup, a greater future..

so... do not give up!

9 comments:

Maryam Abu Ahmad said...

tak silap masa katsekolah dlu ust kata biljiddi (bersungguh-sungguh!)... jadda dalam man jadda wajada...

tahniah kerana berjaya melalui mukhayyam! kalau le masa naik gunung tu kena puasa.. lagi le perang mental... buleh ke panjat gunung dengan puasa? ;-? yang ini didik diri tenaga bukan dari makanan but... awak tau jawapannya... ;)

o J A h said...

yer nihlah panglima yg hebat!!
hehe..nxt time ade mukhayyam let me know k

maryam m said...

apesal nela punya ketas cantik? kt punye da komot.. oo, kt rajin baca kot, keh keh

Nihlah Johari said...

NJ to WM:
biljiddi! hehe okie.. thanks!

NJ to ojah:
eh, itu musti.. harap2 leh jadi naqibah yg best.. sila tunjuk ajar... =P hehe..

NJ to Maryam Muhd:
mmg la, itu softcopy =P kalo hardcopy kte pun da terlipat-lipat XD tapi cantik lagi gak la hehehe...

Azree MH said...

Ermm... Tengok gambo.. Kenapa jalannya macam dah ditebang je pokok2... Tak adventure la camni.. Hehe..

(Menghilangkan rasa jeles sbb tak ikut)

o J A h said...

opps my naqibah!!pggl kak nihlah la...hehe

Nihlah Johari said...

heh ojah!! jgn mngade-ngade!! -__-"

WF said...

perjalanan masih jauh...kan?

Little Mo-On said...

uhuhu...jealousnye!!! Camping yg dh lame x pegi...uhuhu..

kat cni xleh camping.. SEJUK!1 Plus, hutan pon xde..ngahaha...

I am so missing this type of training.. the most rigorous i'm doing pon jogging, if not aerobic...hihihi