Yasmin Mogahed ‘IlmToTheEast 2015



My notes from today’s talk.

Opening acts by 3 poets:
Amal Abas – Islam 101 poet
Yasmin Zaini -Spoken Poetry
Amal kassim(?)

Title: “Love Allah Most”

Allah is describing that ppl should not love something else as mush as you love Allah.
Analogy: A car is to be filled with petrol. You do not put orange juice to run ur car. It will break.
Our heart is like that tank. It is to be used to be filled with the love of Allah. Anything else will break it.
The heart is to be used for specific use.
The heart breaks when you fill it up with other than Allah.

There is illiteracy for ppl who are smart but still cant read the signs of Allah.

Read the signs of Allah. “Iqra’ ”

Everything that happens to you is a creation. It is to test you. Everything happens for a purpose.
Remember Allah in every position you’re in.

Everyone has a purpose. With a purpose, we’ll have to be accounted for it. It comes with retribution.

Whatever you love most will become your master.
You become a slave to what your heart loves most.

Anything we love is a test for us.
Fyi, so if ppl love their children, their children become their master. Get it? Cuz what you love becomes your master.

If you love other things more than Allah, Nabi Muhammad and striving in its cause, you’ll get the punishment.

The things you love most are the things that hurts you most.

What does it mean if your greatest love is for Allah?

3 responses to hardship:
If you qns, why me?? (This is wrong. It’s a punishment)
Redha. Contentment.
It depends if this hardship brings you closer to Allah or further away.

Allah tests those he loves because it brings the believer closer to Allah. It elevates them.

The doa abt “O turner of hearts, make my heart firm on your deen”

Out of love and mercy that Allah does not grant what we ask for. It will only hurt you. Allah may give something better.

It doesnt mean everything I love becomes my master. Only that you love more than Allah, that will become your master.

When should we be patient and when to get out of a situation?
Allah does not allow ourselves to be abused.
We are nt a passive religion.
We should take the initiative to help the oppressed.
Istikharah. Make doa. Pray. Isharah(ask those who hv the knowledge). Doa for a steady heart.
Turn away from the jahil, the ignorant.

There is a diff between sadness, and despair and hopelessness.
You can be sad but do not despair…never lose hope in the mercy of Allah.

Everytime we give up something for the sake of Allah, Allah will give something better.

Skin Food Aloe Sun Mist SPF50+ PA+++


I went to Jurong Point again. Yes. Again. Haha. Can’t help it.
I went to practically every Korean cosmetics shop there is except for Missha cuz it is situated further away from Jurong Point 2.

I went to Etude, Laneige, Somang and The Face Shop to ask for a face mist with SPF. But none had what I was looking for. Somang had a sunblock thing in an aerosol can. But it isn’t what I wanted. I was looking for less sunblock-ish but more of a mist product.

So I went to the The Skin Food hoping they have something like that. Went in the shop and approached the sales assistant straight away.

They do have it! 2 types, in fact!

There is the aerosol spray that has a tomato picture on the can. A newer product.
Then there is the “sun mist”. Basically what I was looking for! A mist with SPF!
The sales assistant informed me that this Aloe Sun Mist does not contain mineral oil. That’s a good thing! So it does’t clog the pores.

So I settled for it.

FYI, I have used the The Face Shop Pore Tightening cooling mist. Will post a review on it soon.

Ps: The sales assistant had FLAWLESS skin! I was compelled to ask her about her skincare. But didn’t get to as there were other customers in line.

The Face Shop haul


I was just walking around Jurong Point. Then it occurred to me that I needed something to freshen my face each time at work. The constant going in and out of the office is wrecking havoc on my skin. I could feel it being more oily.
So since I read about face mists, I decided to head on to The Face Shop to get one.
There are several kinds of face mists but I settled with Pore Tightening cooling mist. Since it tightens pores and helps to reduce sebum, I was sold. Haha.

My initial intention to get just 1 thing became 3 because there’s a promotion to be a member if I spend $38 and above. Usually, it takes $100 and above to be a member…well, that’s what the sales assistant told me.

So I walked around and was intrigued by the gel perfume that they had. There are 4 different scents: Green Tea, Rose, Cherry Blossom and Berries. Apparently, this is one of their newer products.
I settled for the Cherry Blossom.

I also bought the Cherry Blossom Hair Mist.

Plus, I was given a pack full of samples which is a norm for a Korean cosmetics store. Nice!

Damage costs: $43.70