Thursday, August 30, 2012

2nd Year

Alhamdulillah, this academic year will be my second year with IISM (P) family.

The new academic calendar 2012/2013 will start soon and the 'tense (excitement) ' is getting stronger.

Everyone seems to be busy and sometimes 'stress' during planning week.

May Allah make easy our task, unite us under His mercy and unite us again in Jannah.

Bismillahi Allahuakbar!

Wednesday, August 29, 2012

Our kids, Our future

If you want your child to be a stellar student, don't limit learning to the walls of his classroom. Although the skills he's learning there are crucial to his intellectual and social growth, your child needs your help to open up the world of ideas. His renewed joy in discovery will transfer to his schoolwork, so you'll boost his academic achievement too!

1.Fill your child's world with reading. Take turns reading with your older child, or establish a family reading time when everyone reads her own book. Demonstrate how important reading is to you by filling your home with printed materials: novels, newspapers, even posters and placemats with words on them.

2.Encourage him to express his opinion, talk about his feelings, and make choices. He can pick out a side dish to go with dinner and select his own extracurricular activities. Ask for his input on family decisions, and show that you value it.

3.Show enthusiasm for your child's interests and encourage her to explore subjects that fascinate her.

4.Provide him with play opportunities that support different kinds of learning styles — from listening and visual learning to sorting and sequencing. Supplies that encourage open-ended play, such as blocks, will develop your child’s creative expression and problem-solving skills as he builds. He'll need lots of unstructured play time to explore them.

5.Point out the new things you learn with enthusiasm. Discuss the different ways you find new information, whether you're looking for gardening tips on the Internet or taking a night class in Islamic literature.

6.Ask about what he's learning in school, not about his grades or test scores. Have him teach you what he learned in school today — putting the lesson into his own words will help him retain what he learned.

7.Help your child organize her school papers and assignments so she feels in control of her work. If her task seems too daunting, she'll spend more time worrying than learning. Check in with her regularly to make sure she's not feeling overloaded.

8.Celebrate achievements, no matter how small. Completing a book report calls for a special treat; finishing a book allows your child an hour of video games. You'll offer positive reinforcement that will inspire him to keep learning and challenging himself.

9.Focus on strengths, encouraging developing talents. Even if she didn't ace her math test, she may have written a good poem in English class. In addition to a workbook for math practice, give her a writing journal.

10.Turn everyday events into learning opportunities. Encourage him to explore the world around him, asking questions and making connections.
(Adapted from Facebook: Islam for Kid)

Thursday, June 28, 2012


Alhamdulillah a’la kullihal.

After 2 days of Islamic Enhancement Program (IEP) conducted at my school, I found that it is somehow an eye opener.


Our body is the amanah.

Our family is the amanah.

Our career is the amanah.

And the list might go longer.

Let’s purify our intention, never lose hope and keep on improving.

Thank you Allah for making me realize how important the ‘amanah’ is, as it will be questioned later on.

InshaAllah, this school break will be a good time for me and for the other colleagues to 'sharpen the saw'.

May Allah unite us, make easy our task and bless us until the end.

كلكم راع وكلكم مسؤول عن رعيته

Thursday, June 21, 2012


is the word I’m currently in love with.

Alhamdulillah we (IISM Primary & Secondary teachers) had a very inspiring session during our INSET (In Service Educational Training) last Monday with Emeritus Professor Dato’ Dr. Omar A. Rahman.

MashaAllah, I already 'know' him while attending ESQ Parenting course two years ago, and this year I get to meet him in person.

His stories are inspiring and make me feel closer to Allah, Subhanallah.

Some inspirational quotes / notes summarize from the session:
  • ·         Power is the ability to take action, to make it happen and to put things into motion
  • ·         Desire and support system are the elements needed for positive empowerment
  • ·         Happiness is a choice, open your heart and give to the fullest
  • ·         Life is journey of imperfect actions
  • ·         Empowered workforce: many voices, but ONE heart and ONE will
  • ·         The power of ‘WHY’ ~ explain in order to change
  • ·         Attitude of gratitude ~ how we say thank you to Allah? The best person among you is the one who give the most benefit
  • ·         Teachers ~ build human resource, characters, create impact, create or spark transformation.
  • ·         To fall down is okay, but to stay fall is not okay
  • ·         Should you fall, fall forward ~ Should you fail, fail successfully

One simple (yet meaningful) poem shared by him at the end of the session:

Positive Mental Attitude

A little bird flies in the sky,
A man look up, the bird shits on his eye,
He said ‘Thank God, cow doesn’t fly’

Thank you Allah for your blessings and ni'mah.

May Allah bless Dr. Omar and his family.

Thursday, June 14, 2012

New Chapter

as a wife.

Thank you Allah for giving me him.

I will be loving you, for the rest of my life, for the sake of Allah, inshaAllah.

May Allah bless our marriage with sakinah, mawaddah and rahmah.

O you who believe! Ward off yourselves and your families against a Fire (Hell) whose fuel is men and stones, over which are (appointed) angels stern (and) severe, who disobey not, (from executing) the Commands they receive from Allah, but do that which they are commanded.

(Al-Quran Surah At-Tahrim verse 6)

Monday, May 21, 2012


and think




(Verily, with every hardship comes ease 94:6)

Sunday, May 6, 2012


When a problem is solved by more than one person, that is Usrah.

When a happiness is shared together, that is Usrah.

When one person forgets, others remind, that is Usrah.

Instead of hanging out alone, hang out together, that is Usrah.

In short, Usrah is all about WE (not ME).

(Adapted from the book: Tip & Trik Usrah, 2012)

Saturday, April 28, 2012


We can get angry easily.


to be angry

at the right time,

at the right person or situation,

for the right reason,

and in the right way,

is not that easy.

Let's forgive, get well and move on!

Sunday, April 22, 2012

Vitamin for today

10 Principles of Successful Living We All Hope Students Learn from Us

  1. Be where you are supposed to be, on time and prepared.
  2. Follow all steps and directions.
  3. Think for yourself, think about Allah, and do the right thing even when no one's watching.
  4. Think about the future and how your present actions affect it.
  5. Take responsibility for your decisions.
  6. Search for solutions instead of complaining about problems.
  7. Show respect and expect respect back.
  8. Present yourself as an intelligent person.
  9. Produce a finished product that won't need any explaining.
  10. Put more into the world than you take out.

(adapted from the book: See Me After Class, Advice for Teachers by Teachers, 2011)

Tomorrow will be the first day for Term 4, 2011/2012.

Welcome back to all students and teachers of IISM (P).

May Allah bless us all.

Bismillahi Allahuakbar!

Thursday, April 19, 2012

Sharing Moment

Alhamdulillah, thank you Allah for today.

A meaningful day with my mum and Ummi Roshada.

Some beautiful words from them:

"When you have started something, no matter how hard it is, complete it, till the end."

"Patience, patience and patience are the secret ingredients in successful marriage."
(Sabar tu, biar macam lemak tepu, susah nak hilang)

"Apa-apa pun jangan pernah lupa doakan pasangan, keluarga. Mintalah semuanya daripada Allah."

"Ingat, kita ni tak sempurna, jadi belajarlah untuk bertolak ansur dan memaafkan."
(It is imperfection that makes people connect to each other ~ perfectly imperfect)

Thank you mama, thank you ummi.

May Allah bless us all.