Tuesday, July 22, 2014
Isnin, 23hb Ramadhan 1435 Hijrah
21hb Julai 2014 Masehi
Wisma Perwira, Jalan Tekpi, Kuala Lumpur.
Saya belum pernah lagi pergi berbuka puasa @ iftar di luar sejak bermulanya Ramadhan nan mulia tahun ini atau berbuka tanpa isteri tersayang di depan mata.
Namun dek kerana memenuhi jemputan Tuan Haji Naser, Ketua Pasukan Media Tabung Haji yang menjadi juragan kami semasa Musim Haji 1432 Hijrah merangkap pembimbing saya selama berpeluang menunaikan fardhu Haji pada tahun 2011 nan lalu, saya menggagahkan diri juga menunaikan hasrat sahabat saya tersebut.
Tuan Haji Naser (berbaju putih sebelah saya) turut menjemput orang rumah saya tetapi buah hati saya berkata 'Abang pergi lah seorang sebab itu alumni Haji Abang!' dan memilih untuk berbuka di rumah.
Maka dengan berat hati nya saya memandu lah ke tempat di tuju. Saya sudah biasa dengan kawasan di sekitar Kementerian Pertahanan tetapi belum pernah menginjakkan kaki ke Dewan Perkasa, Wisma Perwira tersebut.
Maka setelah sampai di kawasan Jalan Semarak, saya memasang applikasi panduan perjalanan Waze dan berjaya sampai ke destinasi. Menghentikan kenderaan sebaik sampai ke pos kawalan keselamatan dan memperkenalkan diri sebagai jemputan ke Majlis Iftar Tabung Haji, saya di tunjukkan arah di mana terletak nya bangunan Dewan Perkasa di Wisma Perwira berkenaan.
Jam sudah menunjukkan 7:29 malam. Tinggal 2 minit sahaja sebelum Azan Maghrib kan berkumandang menandakan waktu berbuka puasa bagi hari semalam. Mujur ada lagi ruang letak kereta di kawasan berhampiran. Saya pun segera memandu masuk dan meletakkan kereta dengan selamat dan selepas menguncikan kenderaan bergegas menuju ke majlis iftar.
Sungguh indah dan mewah ruang dalam Wisma Perwira tersebut. Bak lobi hotel bertaraf 6 bintang, berkilau dan bergemerlapan lantai foyer tersebut. Tak ada sesiapa pun di kawasan itu tetapi saya terus berjalan dengan laju menuju ruang dalam.
Alhamdulillah, akhirnya saya tiba di kawasan di mana ada sebuah meja yang merupakan tempat pendaftaran tetamu dan setelah memperkenalkan diri sebagai jemputan Tabung Haji saya di persilakan masuk dan di maklumkan akan kedudukan meja2 Tabung Haji!
Rupanya Majlis Iftar itu bukan khusus untuk Tabung Haji sahaja. Pelbagai agensi dan jabatan kerajaan lain turut sama mengadakan majlis iftar mereka di satu lokasi dan di sajikan hidangan ala bufet. Macam macam ada....
Sebaik sahaja masuk waktu, kami membaca doa ketika berbuka puasa dan saya memakan kurma yang saya bawa dari rumah serta meminum air kosong yang tersedia. Kemudian pergi mengambil makanan dan minuman lain yang ada. Rasa lain le bila berbuka tanpa isteri tersayang didepan mata. Namun saya menabahkan diri dan menikmati juadah yang ada.
Kami menunaikan fardhu Maghrib di surau yang disediakan secara berjamaah dan kemudian menyambung sesi bersembang bertukar tukar cerita dan berita tentang perkembangan hidup masing masing setelah lama tidak berjumpa. Ada alumni Musim Haji 2011 seperti saya dan beberapa orang lagi. Ada yang alumni tahun 2012 dan ada yang dari musim Haji 2013.
Semua dok asyik bertanya bila Tuan Haji Mohd Faisal Rohban nak sampai? Haji Faisal se alumni dengan saya. Kami adalah di antara petugas media dari kalangan blogger pertama di jemput menyertai Pasukan Media TH pada tahun 2011. Sampai mati tak boleh lupa segal pengalaman yang kami lalui pada kali pertama menjejakkan kaki ke Tanah Suci.
Saya perlu berhenti sekejap di sini. Nanti saya akan berkongsi dengan anda gambar2 kenangan semasa saya menyempurnakan Fardhu Haji saya tahun 2011 dulu.
Mohon diri dulu.
Sunday, July 20, 2014
Well, it is all due to the very nature of Islam being the original faith that Our Creator set forth for us to follow within our hearts.
For those who choose to use their God given intelligence and faculties of logic and reason, they would find the answer in many of Allah's Final and Complete Revelation to Mankind ~ the Holy Qur'an.
For example in Surah Adh-Dhariyat (The Winnowing Winds) Chapter 51 Verse 56, Allah Azza Wa Jalla says :
TransliterationWama khalaq tu al jinna wal-insa illa liya' budoon
Sahih InternationalAnd I did not create the Jinn and Mankind except to worship Me.
From scientists to atheists, clergymen to those who were strongly Anti-Muslim extremists, large numbers of born British individuals are steadfastly and firmly living their life as committed practicing Muslims and turning Islam as the preferred form of faith in the UK.
Many good decent people who happen to be born into faiths such as Christianity, Hinduism, Buddhism, Sikhism, Taoism and many beliefs gradually realize that there is still something missing from their life.
They start to question their faith?
Why are they not achieving their peace of mind? Why is it that despite their years and years of devoting their life to their deities and gods which they have been worshiping since they were kids, there is still that emptiness in their heart. A feeling of desolation yearning for fulfillment within their soul.
Even those who have been in the service of the church and been dedicating their life as priests or nuns, gradually start to see that the answers to their many questions which have not been answered by the teachings of their born faith which is Christianity found the Truth of Al Islam.
Watch this video of a Catholic Church priest who found the answers in Islam share his journey to becoming a committed Muslim.
Witness the growing number of white British citizens who have become Muslim.
Those who study about Islam will come to understand that Allah, God Almighty has been sending His prophets and messengers to Mankind since the Creation of Our Father, the Prophet Adam Alaihis Salam with the same message which is to worship no other god but Allah!
Watch a Jewish professor admitting that all of God's prophets were Muslim :
This and many other examples are proof that Islam is our birthright and in the UK, the British are embracing Islam with a burning passion that can best be described by Surah An Nasr Chapter 110 Verses 1 to 3:
This was my small effort in sharing Islamic Information material with the visitors to our masjid. Sheikh Ahmed Deedat's Dakwah books and multimedia were my main selections given away for free and some were for sale.
May Islam fluorish all over the world and help bring some light to those seeking for the Truth.
Assalamualaikum Warahmatullahi Wabarakatuh.
Lately, many have become confused as to what is the correct manner by which to call others to Islam?
Some choose to go join this or that religious group only to find out later that there are some deviant ways associated with them or end up getting the wrong kind of teachings that can lead them astray from what Almighty Allah and His Messenger the blessed Prophet Muhammad Sallallahu Alaihi Wassallam wants us to have faith in and practice?
The Holy Quran is now available to us online for free. Accessible from anywhere on Earth as long as you have a gadget that is connected to the internet 24/7. Go to www.quran.com.
It has everything you need. All kinds of major languages and is so easy to understand for it comes with transliteration systems that help the Non Arabic user to learn how to say it right! You can also listen to the audio version to guide you how to recite the verses of the Qur'an correctly!
What did the Messenger of Allah, Prophet Muhammad Sallallahu Alaihi Wassallam ask of us?
"Ballighu anni walau ayah! ~ Convey from me even an Ayah of the Quran; relate traditions from Banu Israel, and there is no restriction on that; but he who deliberately forges a lie against me let him have his abode in Hell.” [Sahih Al Bukhari Vol.4 Book of Stories of the Prophet Hadith # 3461]
In the current world in which we are living today, there are many ways to share and spread the Truth of Al Islam.
We can join the many Dakwah organizations that are set up today and volunteer our services in taking part in their events and activities.
If you are living in Penang, you can go join The Islamic Propagation Society International where my friend Tuan Haji Kamaruddin Abdullah and a team of dedicated Dakwah activists are doing a very good job of sharing Islamic Knowledge and assisting people from all over the world to learn and embrace Islam.
Down south in Singapore, there is the Darul Arqam Singapore which caters to those seeking knowledge about Islam:
The problem here in Malaysia is that those having authority in the State Islamic Religious departments and in JAKIM @ Islamic Development Department in the Prime Minister's Department fail to get in touch with the masses or common people out there in our communities and society.
All their religious knowledge and training is left hanging in the form of their academic qualification scrolls displayed prominently on their office walls. They become distant from the ummah and also the Non Muslims by self imposed restrictions and bureaucracy.
They seriously need to do away with all these hindrances and go mix with the Malaysian multi-ethnic, multi-faithed society and help dispel falsehoods and misunderstandings about Islam with both the average Muslims and Non Muslims who are confused about the do's and don'ts of our faith.
Malaysians must know the difference between what is cultural practices or norms and what are the teachings and obligations of Islam? Only through proper instructional Dakwah efforts can these misunderstandings or misconceptions that are prevalent nowadays.
Reach out or share through the social media here on the internet if you are knowledgeable in the truth of our Islamic Faith. Insya Allah.
Saturday, July 19, 2014
Right click using your mouse onto the image and open in a new tab or window to see the verses clearly!
This is a willful act of desecrating sacred verses from the Holy Al Quran!
Day by day, we keep getting shocked by the way some ignorant mainly Chinese and Non Muslim persons here in Malaysia resort to stoking the embers of racial and religious disharmony by saying rude and crude words blaspheming and insulting the Islamic faith and honor of Malaysian Muslims!
From the idiotic rants of Namewee, Alvin and Vivian with their Ramadan Bak Kut Teh insults and many other dumbass racist instigators out there who constantly keep disturbing the peace and harmony that the majority of peace loving decent Malaysians care very strongly about and wish to maintain so that we can continue to exist safely in Malaysia.
Here's a specially crafted Najib Razak lookalike Tua Pek Kong complete with the Malay tengkolok and keris! Ah Jib Gor Tokong! Haiya!
Below here is another life member of DAP who despite insulting the Malay Muslims since 2012 now claims that her account has been hacked after people start taking notice of her rants and are coming after her!
She deserves to be trashed like hell for her actions! Bloody @#$%^&!!
I would like to ask the Malaysian Consultative Council of Buddhism, Christianity, Hinduism, Sikhism and Taoism (MCCBCHST) as to whether they have held any programs to advise their fellow community of Non Muslim beliefs adherents here in this Malay Muslim led country about the do's and don'ts that they should observe in order to maintain our national security, peace and harmony?
Daozhang Tan Hoe Chieow, the current President of the MCCBCHST ought to take corrective steps in advising the Non Muslim people of this multi-faithed, multi-ethnic country if he and his council value our national peace and harmony!
It's one thing to call yourselves as 'Harmony Malaysia' but then have such troublemakers within your communities who keep poking the sensitivities of Malaysia's Muslims with such insulting actions!
You can email them at firstname.lastname@example.org to voice your feelings about this!
The MCCBCHST need to take immediate action to stop the nonsense!
Failing which they shouldn't cry foul if some impatient individuals amongst the masses take matters into their own hands!
May Allah forbid!
All these Chinese rudeness started to take place after Tun Dr.Mahathir Mohamad stepped down as Malaysia's 4th and most illustrious Prime Minister!
Abdullah Badawi opened the flood gates with his freedom of this and that measures and the kowtowing to the Chinese current sorry excuse of a prime minister Najib Razak has added fuel to the fire by succumbing to every demand of the self centered Chinese extremist kiasu community!
You need to blame Najib Razak for the Chinese insolence nowadays! If he had been as firm as Mahathir was, these irresponsible idiots wouldn't dare to cross the line as they are doing now!
Reports of legions of terrorist death hunters descending upon the crash site of the ill fated Malaysian Airlines Flight MH0017 looting cash, jewellery and other valuables from the dead passengers strewn all over the place at Yenakijeve, Donetsk Oblast, Ukraine.
'Terrorist death-hunters' have reportedly been looting the crash site of Malaysia Airlines flight M17.
The Malaysian Airlines flight was brought down over eastern Ukraine on Thursday (17 July) after being hit by a missile strike, as it flew from Amsterdam to Kuala Lumpur.
The cornfield in which the Boeing 777 came down, is said to be strewn with the naked and dismembered bodies and the belongings of the 298 victims.
Government officials have reported that looters have descended on the distressing scene, stealing valuable goods from the victims.
Anton Gerashchenko, an advisor to the Kiev government, said: "I have received information that terrorist death-hunters were collecting not only cash and jewellery of the crashed Boeing dead passengers, but also the credit cards of the victims.
"Currently, they might as well try to use them in Ukraine or pass them on to Russia. My humble request to the relatives of the victims to freeze their credit cards, so that they won't lose their assets to terrorists."
“I have received information that terrorist death-hunters were collecting not only cash and jewelery of the crashed Boeing dead passengers, but also the credit cards of the victims.” - Anton Gerashchenko, an advisor to the Kiev government.
Shocked locals reported seeing bodies falling out of the sky. A pensioner told how a corpse smashed though the roof of her house.
"There was a howling noise and everything started to rattle. Then objects started falling out of the sky,' said Irina Tipunova, 65. "And then I heard a roar and she landed in the kitchen."
Visiting the scene Vsevolod Petrovsky described the carnage that extends over an area of three kilometres.
"The plane broke up in the air, and the parts and human bodies are lying within a three kilometre area," he wrote.
"One body broke a hole in the thin roof of summer terrace in a private house. I got out of the car and immediately saw the naked body of a woman, covered by some leaves.
"There were many bodies without clothes around. Probably, their clothing was torn away after the loss of pressurization. Horrible."
He revealed that he had also seen the pilot's body still in the cockpit.
"I go further and see a hill made of the cockpit parts. The area is lit. The pilot's body is in this seat, with seat belt fastened, he is dressed in his clothes."
Makeshift white flags have been placed to mark where bodies lay in the fields, while others have been covered by polythene sheeting weighed down by stones.
Knowing how most people behave all over the world save for countries like Japan who have the most civilized and disciplined citizens who remained calm and preserved their national dignity despite being tested to the max by the recent spate of disasters such as the tsunami which devastated several port cities and their Fukushima nuclear reactor, I can just imagine the manner by which the Ukrainians plundered the crash site for valuables instead of bothering to attending to the MH17 passenger casualties.
Human beings in all times have times and times again revealed the darker side of their self's when they are faced with hardships and poverty.
The people of Ukraine aren't exactly quite prosperous and wealthy living in an atmosphere of constant strife and fighting between the various factions who are desperate to gain control and power over their recently independent country.
Even those who are supposed to be Muslims in Malaysia go crazy and loot as they please whenever a goods carrying transport lorry or trailer overturns or spills its goods in a road accident.
They don't care that such acts amounts to thievery and highway robbery. All they will say if confronted will be 'Ini rezeki dari Allah! Tak ambil .. rugi!' meaning this is from Allah! If we don't take it, we will be in a loss!
How can you talk sense to such kind of recalcitrant idiots?
The same goes for those Ukrainian looters. They won't give a rat's ass about anyone telling them it's wrong for them to do so.
Even if any of Allah's prophets or messengers were to descend to them from the heavens, chances are that the looters will push them aside and carry on looting!
People just don't care!