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"Verily my solats, my ibadah, my life and my death I surrender to Almighty Allah, Creator and Lord of all the worlds. Never will I associate anything with Him. So am I commanded and I am of those who are Muslims."

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Wednesday, March 18, 2015

Allah - Come learn about His 20 Attributes.







Bismillahirrahmanirrahim. In the name of Allah, Most Compassionate, Most Merciful.

Assalamualaikum Warahmatullahi Wabarakatuh.

May Peace, Mercy and Blessings of Allah be upon you.

Dear brothers and sisters.


I am following up with the study about the 20 Attributes of Allah Subhanahu Wa Ta'ala.


First and foremost, before we embark on the subject matter, it is important for us to start with discussing the human rationale.



Every human who wants to study about Allah Subhanahu Wa Ta'ala needs to have a rational mindset and know how to differentiate between fact or fiction and as to what is right and know what is wrong?


In the study of Tawheed, the first lessons concern the ways for us to know Allah Subhanahu Wa Ta'ala. This is called as 'Awaluddin Ma'rifatullah'.


Learning about Allah Subhanahu Wa Ta'ala is not by seeing Allah or in any other ways for Allah Subhanahu Wa Ta'ala is definitely far from being similar in any way with His creations.


Allah Subhanahu Wa Ta'ala is without form, not made of matter, does not occupy space or place, neither above, below or anywhere.


To the uninformed, the above attestation would not make sense to him or her for the study of Islam consists of both the realm of matter and that of the unseen world. The world of the Al-Ghaib. The Unseen. 

Unseen doesn't mean it's not there. It's just a matter of being able to know that there exists in this Creation, a world that we who are mere mortal human beings can't visualize with our own eyes because we are not created to possess that certain ability. The ability to see what's not visible.



In the Holy Qur'an Chapter 51: Verse 56 Surah Adh-Dhariyat (The Winnowing Winds), Allah the Almighty reveals:
51:56
Transliteration
Wama khalaqtu al jinna wal-insa illa liya' budoon
Sahih International
And I did not create the Jinn and Mankind except to worship Me.

Now, to all rational human beings who realize that their being is not something by chance but rather coming to be by the express Will and Consent of a Supreme Creator, the above revelation makes total sense to them.

But to the doubters and the agnostics, it doesn't register in their minds for what the blinded heart and clouded mindset fails to comprehend will never pass muster.

In Surah An-Nahl (The Bee) Chapter 16 Verse 36, Allah states : 
16:36
Transliteration
Walaqad baAAathna fee kulli ommatinrasoolan ani oAAbudoo Allaha wajtaniboo attaghootafaminhum man hada Allahu waminhum man haqqatAAalayhi addalalatu faseeroo fee al-ardifanthuroo kayfa kana AAaqibatualmukaththibeen
Sahih International
And We certainly sent into every nation a messenger, [saying], "Worship Allah and avoid Taghut (all false deities,etc)." And among them were those whom Allah guided, and among them were those upon whom error was [deservedly] decreed. So proceed through the earth and observe how was the end of the deniers.

Certainly, Allah the Most Merciful wouldn't just create us and let us be without guidance!

To each nation, He has sent a messenger. A prophet. To guide the people on worshiping just Allah Alone.

Certain Disbelievers @ the Catholic Christians here in Malaysia are so adamant in calling their Trinitarian object of worship as Allah when in reality they certainly DO NOT WORSHIP ALLAH THE ONLY SUPREME CREATOR as we who are Muslims do!

In Surah Al-Isra' Chapter 17 Verse 39, Allah warns :


17:39
Transliteration
Thalika mimma aw hailayka rabbuka mina al hikmati wala taj AAal maAAa Allahi ilahan akhara fatulqa fee jahannama malooman mad hoora
Sahih International
That is from what your Lord has revealed to you, [O Muhammad], of wisdom. And, [O mankind], do not make [as equal] with Allah another deity, lest you be thrown into Hell, blamed and banished.
Those amongst the Non Israelites here in Malaysia claiming to worship Allah are obviously misguided and do not really know who is the Prophet sent to them.

In actuality, these misguided folks do not have the right to claim to be the followers of Eesa Alaihis Salam because they are not the Sons and Daughters of Israel in the first place!

Eesa Alaihis Salam @ Isa ibni Maryam was just a prophet of Allah sent to the People from the Bani Israel but these latter day Disbelievers imagined him to be their God incarnate!

Just for rational thinking, why would Allah will Himself into being born through one of His own creations ~ Siti Maryam?

Only illogical beings would want to believe in such preposterous blasphemies!

Moving back to the subject matter, here is a very informative video sharing about the 20 Attributes of Allah:



In Malay, we know them as the Sifat 20. The 20 Attributes of Allah

They are:
  1. Al-WujudExists. Allah the Almighty exists 
  2. Al-Qidam - Without a Beginning. Allah is there before anything else came to be.
  3. Al-Baqa - Infiniteness. Allahu Ta'ala remains after everything else is no more. Al Baqa means Eternal. Allah will always be.
  4. Mu’kaa la fa tu hoo ta’alaa lil hawaadithi He the Exalted being unlike to any of the contigents. He is the Creator, bearing no resemblance to the created.
  5. Qi yaa mu hoo bi naf sihiSelf subsistent or self existent, without any needs
  6. Al wah daa niy yahOneness. He is unique, without partner, without resemblance, the cause of all
  7. Al-QudrahPower. All power is His 
  8. Al-IraadahFree will or choice. All will is His
  9. Al-IlmKnowledge. Allah is All-Knowing
  10. Al-HayaahLife. Allah is Ever-Living
  11. As Sam’u Hearing. Allah is All-Hearing
  12. Al Basar Sight. Allah is All-Seeing
  13. Al KalaamSpeech. The word, all that is taught, is His
  14. Kau nuhoo ta’alaa Qaadiraa – He the Most Exalted being Most Powerful
  15. Kau nuhoo ta’’alaa Mureedaa – He the Exalted being free chooser
  16. Kau nuhoo ta’alaa ’Aalimaa – He the Most Exalted being all-knowing
  17. Kau nuhoo ta ‘alaa Ghay yaa – He the Most Exalted being Alive
  18. Kau nuhoo ta ‘alaa Sa mee’aa – He the Most Exalted being All-Hearing
  19. Kau nuhoo ta ‘alaa Baseeraa – He the Most Exalted being the All-Seeing
  20. Kau nuhoo ta ‘alaa Mutakallima – He the Most Exalted being All-Speaking
In living our lives as human beings, the best of Allah's creations if we choose to be, we can rise up to His Expectations as a grateful servant. A knowledgeable creation. Not just a creature devoid of intelligence or wisdom.  

Yet despite all the revelations from Allah the almighty in the form of the recited words conveyed by Archangel Jibreel Alaihi Salam @ Gabriel to the Final and Greatest Messenger of Allah to be shared amongst Mankind, there still continues to be legions of those who can be considered as deaf, dumb and blind to the Truth of Islam and in the Revelations from Allah which are encompassed by the Al Qur'an! 

Those of you who have yet to know what is in the Qur'an, just click on to the link here and read the translations in the language you are familiar with! Don't you regret not having grasped the chance for you to learn about your birthright to be able to learn and know about Allah, our Supreme Creator and Lord Almighty Most High.

Do not take for granted this life that Allah has given us. It is He Alone who gives life to us and all the other creations. We will not come to exist if not for the Will and Mercy of Allah.

Study! Ponder upon the wonderful aspects of our life that Allah has chosen to grant us. Only those who are aware of all the intricacies and delicateness of Allah's master designs and creative powers will know how to appreciate all that is before us and even as we come to share all these wondrous information amongst us, there are still zillions of matters that we have yet to know about in the universes.



Remember that Allah Azza Wa Jalla wouldn't have created us if He didn't love us. He has given us all that we need. Eyes to see. Ears to hear with. Mouth to speak with. Tongue to taste with. Nostrils to smell with. Hands and fingers to touch with and feel. Skin to be able to know whether it's warm or cold? Hair to protect our head. Brain to think with. And yet we go about disregarding all these gifts that He has showered upon us. Why are we not grateful to Him? Our God!

He gave us the Children of Adam, His greatest Messenger as His Mercy to all the Universes. Rahmatulil Alamin.



Yet there are many who doubt and insult the Blessed Prophet out of their own stupidity and not knowing to cherish the best of Mankind who came to deliver us from falsehood.






24:35
Sahih International
Allah is the Light of the heavens and the earth. The example of His light is like a niche within which is a lamp, the lamp is within glass, the glass as if it were a pearly [white] star lit from [the oil of] a blessed olive tree, neither of the east nor of the west, whose oil would almost glow even if untouched by fire. Light upon light. Allah guides to His light whom He wills. And Allah presents examples for the people, and Allah is Knowing of all things.

May Allah grant us the wisdom and knowledge to seek for the Truth of Al Islam and to be able to separate the chaff from the grain. Be able to realize the Truth from the Falsehood. Be wise enough to distance ourselves from all  that leads to the Hellfire and guide us towards His Light.

Ameen O Allah!

Tuesday, March 17, 2015

Bloggers Beware! Never take your websites safety and settings for granted! Back up! Back up! Back up!

Dear readers of Mahaguru58,

This is going to be a pretty technically infused article related to Blogging and Website ownership with all the jargon's related to such Information Technology and Multimedia fields interlaced with my own sharing of experiences whereby I almost lost control of one of my most important websites which means a lot to me.

I had a pretty bad experience for the last few days when my Read N Write website which I depend on to advertise my translating and writing services sort of disappeared into cyberspace because I forgot to record or screen capture the settings of my domain's account!

This was due to the fact that when I wanted to install Google Apps for my main 'breadbasket' site, Google wanted me to install a HTML file into my website for their verifying my ownership of the domain.

I followed the instructions that Google sent me and when it didn't go through as expected, contacted their technical support agent who in my case happened to be over in Ireland!

I had to allow him to have access to my Domain Management System through Remote Desktop Control in order for him to figure out what needed to be done so that my domain ownership could be verified before Google could install it's Google Apps for my site.

Those of you Bloggers or Website Owners who might want to do the same must remember to 'backup' all the settings for your site or domains such as the configurations for your domain's Name-servers and DNS settings!

The Google technical support agent took nearly 2 hours to try this and that configurations to my site's system before succeeding in getting my site verified by Google.

He succeeded in also setting up my editor at readnwrite dotnet email 

I was practically losing sleep over the 'loss' of my already paid for domain from which I had set up my Read N Write.net cyber office for my Translating, Scriptwriting, Editing, Proof Reading services!

It felt like losing my home, my workplace from which I have been sharing about my services and from which I make my income!

So, I was practically calling and exchanging 'tickets' plus emails continuously with my domain management company and Google. All these hassles because in the first place I missed recording and capturing all the data that was there in the Domain Management Service and Name-server system of my account before letting the Google Technical Support Agent handle my site's configurations.

Syukur Alhamdulillah, with my persistence and not giving up easily, the staff over at my domain managing company, has helped reset all the configurations to my account and returned it back to what it was before and my new editor at readnwrite dotnet email settings remain intact as well.

Here's a sample screenshot of the Google Domain Ownership Verification process:


I have shared my story here as well so that others who would be facing the same Google Domain Ownership Verification process would know better and to backup, backup, backup all the necessary and very important Name-server and DNS settings!


I have now learned my lesson and will try my best not to allow this to recur again. Insya Allah!

Do share with others if you care. Thank you.

Monday, March 16, 2015

ReadNWrite.net page experiencing DNS problems at the moment.

Dear Read N Write clients / readers.

Please be informed that the site is currently experiencing some Domain Name Server configuration trouble and is not available for viewing.



I have contacted the Domain Hosting company @ Exabytes Malaysia for assistance and will try to get it up and running again as soonest possible.

All the problems started when Google wanted to carry out a Domain Verification process and after their Google Support agent based in Ireland did some configuration work on my domain's CPanel, my blog was verified by Google for installing Google Apps but in the process, some configuration went haywire and now I have to seek technical help to get my www.readnwrite.net which I used Blogger.com as the hosting platform to get it all back in working order.

If there's any website savvy person reading this knows how to solve the problem, do drop me a line if you can help me out with this issue?

I'm willing to pay for such help. 

To my Read N Write clients,
You can still reach me at editor@readnwrite.net if you have any queries about my writing / translating services.

Thank you.

Friday, March 13, 2015

Nurul Izzah reads out convicted Anwar Ibrahim's statement attacking Malaysia's Supreme Court Judges in Parliament!



How can Nurul Izzah be allowed to get away with insulting and attacking Malaysia's Judiciary in Dewan Rakyat like this?
What kind of toothless tigers do we have as Deputy Speaker's in our Parliament?
A convicted sodomite gets his daughter to read out his venom in Parliament!
Has the Yang Di-Pertuan Agong pardoned the fellow? Nope!
How come he is still the Opposition Chief?
What has Nurul Izzah done for the Lembah Pantai constituents?
Did she not admit to libeling and slandering Dato' Raja Nong Chik Raja Zainal Abidin?
Malaysia's Government is obviously headed by eunuchs!
Where is Khairy Jamaludin, the UMNO Youth Chief ?
Where is our Home Minister?
If not for Pengerang's BN MP Azalina Othman's voracious rebuttal in response to Nurul Izzah's insolence, the BN MP's should all just turn tail and go home in shame!
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Azalina Othman obviously has more balls than all those mentioned above!

Thursday, March 12, 2015

GST Najib Razak ~ Apakah Najib akan menjadi Perdana Menteri BN terakhir?

Mantan Perdana Menteri ke 4 Malaysia, Tun Dr.Mahathir Mohamad terkenal sebagai seorang yang tidak berdolak dalih di dalam berbicara. 



Tun Dr.Mahathir ini jenis manusia yang suka bercakap terus terang. Tak adanya nak berdondang sayang, membuang masa, cakap satu maksud nya pula lain.


Sumber foto
Tun sudah membuka mulut memberi amaran bahawa jika Kerajaan Malaysia di bawah pentadbiran Najib Tun Razak meneruskan pencukaian GST 6% ke atas serba serbi barangan penggunaan umum, maka ada kemungkinan rakyat akan bertindak dengan mengundi pihak pembangkang!

Saya berpendapat sama seperti Tun Dr.Mahathir dan boleh agak apa yang telah berlaku kepada kejatuhan Kerajaan Negeri BN di Pulau Pinang pada tahun 2008 dan Selangor ke tangan Pakatan DAP-PKR-PAS pada 2013 mungkin boleh berlaku kepada Kerajaan Persekutuan pulak di dalam PRU ke 14 akan datang walaupun pakatan pembangkang itu tidak ada sebarang jasa sangat kepada rakyat di negeri2 berkenaan di dalam PRU ke 13 yang lalu.



Pulau Pinang jatuh ke tangan DAP disebabkan pentadbiran lemah Tan Sri Koh Tsu Koon, Ketua Menteri Kerajaan Negeri BN dari Parti Gerakan Rakyat Malaysia! Koh Tsu Koon gagal menangani pelbagai masaalah yang di hadapi rakyat Pulau Pinang seperti masaalah pencemaran teruk persisiran pantai di Jelutong, Sg.Pinang sampai ke Weld Quay di Tanjong. Penutupan kilang2 di Bayan Lepas dan Seberang Perai, masaalah2 perumahan rakyat dan lain lain.

Selangor jatuh ke tangan PKR kerana sikap dan keangkuhan Menteri Besar BN dari UMNO, Datuk Seri Khir Toyo yang menghina pegawai2 tinggi Majlis2 Perbandaran di Selangor dengan menghadiahkan penyapu kerana kurang mengutip hasil dari rakyat. Ia juga di dapati bersalah melakukan penyalahgunaan kuasa dan pengaruh didalam pembelian aset hartanah untuk keuntungan peribadinya dan lain lain masaalah berbangkit.

Najib Tun Razak gagal mendapat sokongan majoriti rakyat Malaysia dengan membiarkan pelbagai masaalah sosial, ekonomi dan keagamaan menjejaskan keharmonian masyarakat dengan begitu teruk sekali dan BN kehilangan majoriti kuasa perwakilan 2/3 di Parlimen semasa pentadbiran beliau.

Sekarang, Kerajaan Najib mahu menambahkan masaalah kewangan ke atas kehidupan rakyat umum Malaysia dengan mengenakan cukai GST ke atas sebegitu banyak barangan dan perkhidmatan. 

Di waktu yang sama Najib membazir duit kerajaan dengan memberikan wang melalui BR1M yang sudah pasti menjejaskan rizab Perbendaharaan Malaysia. Nilai matawang Malaysia telah jatuh terlalu rendah sehingga sekarang nilai pertukaran 1 Dolar Amerika Syarikat bersamaan dengan RM3.71!

Rakyat Malaysia sudah tentu akan menjadi berang bila kos kehidupan mereka meningkat dan nilai duit ringgit di tangan mereka merosot bila perlu membayar lebih untuk keperluan2 mereka.

Mereka pasti akan mengajar BN dan Najib Razak dengan mengundi pembangkang.  Bagi rakyat mereka tak kisah siapa yang menjadi pemerintah kerana selama ini pun segala perbelanjaan hidup di tanggung mereka sendiri kecuali kos perubatan yang memang boleh di katakan diantara yang terendah di dunia. Namun ... 
Tetapi kos kehidupan seharian sudah pasti meningkat bila cukai GST di kenakan ke atas harga barangan yang sudah sememang nya tinggi dari tahun tahun yang sudah.

Maka bersedia lah Najib dan BN untuk beralih tempat di Dewan Rakyat dan merana lah nanti semua mereka yang sekarang ini asyik sombong, membangga diri, berkokok siang malam pagi petang bahawa Melayu takkan hilang di dunia!

Memang tak hilang. Cuma bakal menjadi hamba jajahan DAP-PKR-PAS!