Al Baqarah : 286

Allah does not charge a soul except [with that within] its capacity. It will have [the consequence of] what [good] it has gained, and it will bear [the consequences of] what [evil] it has earned. “Our Lord, do not impose blame upon us if we have forgotten or erred. Our Lord, and lay not upon us a burden like that which You laid upon those before us. Our Lord, and burden us not with that which we have no ability to bear. And pardon us; and forgive us; and have mercy upon us. You are our protector, so give us victory over the disbelieving people.

On Choosing A Cherished Desire, Chasing A Dream

You spent some time, years actually: from a little kid going to kindergarten to a high school student, figuring out what you really want to do for the rest of your life. You found that one thing you think you want to do for the rest of your life. You involved yourself in the process, but then some things took an unexpected turn; things did not go your way, questions pop up here and there. “Did I make a right decision, choosing this? Becoming this?” — There will be times of difficulties, struggles, doubts; some come from within, some come from outside. You will be tired most of the time, the hangover from too much studying, facing stressful days every day in a week, facing many types of people, new sorts of problems, the inner battles… but, you have to be consistent in what you have chosen. You chose this. You must not fail yourself. Be strong. You can do it.

2 Persons: In My Head

Z: I’m going to meet people tomorrow

A: So what?

Z: I’m afraid

A: Why?

Z: They’re going to be my patients, they need me

A: And you need them

Z: Yes, yes…

A: Have you prayed?

Z: I have

A: Have you read the Quran?

Z: I haven’t

A: Have you study?

Z: I am now

A: Don’t forget

Z: Forget what?

A: Read the Quran, today

Z: I will

A: Okay. You can do it

Z: Okay

A: You’re capable. It’s gonna be alright

Z: I know. I’m just anxious

A: Don’t be. Trust Him. He’ll make a way

Z: He will. Of course, of course. Thank you

A: Anytime

So Long, Madiun!

Terima kasih jalan Kawis 24 dan geng marathon The Haunting of Hill House atas 1 minggu penuh bahagia (dan GERD) ini! Semoga sukses semua dan bahagia semua, insyaAllah kita bisa belajar menjadi dokter Rahmatan Lil’ Alamin selama proses pendidikan profesi ini dan nanti bisa menjadi penyembuh umat. Semoga sehat, kuat, sabar dan tambah sholehah semuanya ya! Aaamiinn.

The Gem of Malioboro Street

I used to pray in the basement of Malioboro Mall (most of the time) or the mosque near Inna Garuda Hotel whenever I visited the famous Malioboro Street of Yogyakarta. The prayer room in Malioboro Mall was not my cup of tea since it’s located in the basement, it felt hot and it can only contain few people. To my surprise, my beloved friend Tikya lead us to pray in this mosque after our visit to the Presidential Palace.

I was stunned! Never have I ever thought of Malioboro for having this hidden gem. A nice, comfortable, beautiful mosque! Tikya explained that this mosque is a grant from the former major of Jogja, Mr. Herry Zudiyanto and his siblings, Mrs. Ellys Yudhianti, and Mr. Rudi Sastyawan to remember their mother, hence the name Siti Djirzanah mosque

The interior was covered in blue granites. The building is fully air-conditioned, the lighting makes the room bigger; the mosque is indeed a beauty! The toilets are so clean, the ablution chambers are clean and they have white stones beneath; pretty! The guests are also given canvas bag to store their shoes and can later put the bag in the shoe rack inside the prayer room for safety; the canvas bag should be returned afterward.

The existence of this mosque in the crowded, full of shopping alternatives, Malioboro Street, gives us the comfort of performing prayer with ease. The mosque is a refreshment to the eye and the soul. Another one to add to my list of Things I’ll Miss from Jogja. Such a beauty, this mosque. I hope this building can help remind people of their sole purpose in this earth and may the builders, the caretakers and the owners of this mosque are given rewards by Allah.