Something Worth To Ponder

by Syafiq Azhari

'Insaan' is an Arabic word for human being which is derived from the word 'Nasiya' which means to forget. No matter how alert a man is, he will never escape forgetfulness because that is one of his natural behaviors. So, whether you like it or not, we all need to be reminded and that is called 'Tazkirah'. Scholars have various definitions regarding 'Tazkirah', the most agreed definition is 'the reminder'. However, some others define it as 'the repetition' due to human's character who tends to forget. Both have different meanings, nevertheless, the ideas are equally the same.

We might have a set of goals or a list of targets to achieve in life, but when we go through the daily routines, our mind would be easily diverted due to likely factors which include emotions, influence by others and etc. Thus, our minds have to be brought back to the beginning state and that is when 'Tazkirah' is needed. When we say 'Tazkirah', many would have in mind that it must be a long, religious-bound speech from a pious person at the mosque or in the TV, radio and etc. That is totally wrong and should be corrected. 'Tazkirah' could be anything that triggers your concious mind into thinking or reflecting your actions and thoughts. It could be a brief quote that you read, or even other's behaviours that you saw. Make use of every running second, and you choose!


Loke Yin Ling said...

Hi there, I stumbled upon your blog and I'd like to Thank You for allowing me to understand the term Tazkirah so much better through your posting :)

BTW, the photos from your travels are really beautiful! Do you live in Canada now?
I love traveling for the same reasons you shared. What I love most about being in a new place is that I get to discover myself and when I return to my home country, I feel more grateful for the things and people around me.

Safe travels wherever you may be next! Have a good day.