Part of the Do'a Iftitah

"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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Tuesday, September 30, 2008

Blogging Live from East Coast Mall, Kuantan, Pahang.

Assalamualaikum Warahmatullahi Wabarakatuh!

Alhamdulillah! Brothers and Sisters!

Today, I have managed to locate a pleasant spot for me to log in to the internet using the available wireless network from a cafe called 'Coffee  Classic' at the East Coast Mall, G 07, Jalan Putra Square 6,  25200,  Kuantan, Pahang Darul Makmur.  www.coffeeclassic.com.my

I have been out of touch with my blog for the past 3 days and naturally feel so elated to at last be able to reach you from this cafe.

Being a blogger without access to the internet is so taxing on me! Guess that drug addicts would feel the same without their daily fix, eh?
















I know that its a bit too much to liken drug addicts and bloggers as having the same withdrawal symptoms but in a sense I can now relate to what they must have been going through when I felt hopelessly yearning for my laptop to suddenly get connected to the net by a wireless miracle!
















Hehehehehe! When I plugged in my laptop's USB Wireless Dongle Stick hoping to get any wireless connection from nearby sources, I was disappointed to get the 'No wireless networks detected' answer coming from the Networks Connection table that popped out after plugging in the wireless device.

Well, this is now going to be my blogging station whenever I come to this brand new mall that is just as good as any top malls in KL.
















The owner is Encik Abdullah bin Zulkefli, a well mannered pleasant fellow, who has been running this place since July, 2008.

He plans to launch his own trade name soon for this place and has good staff helping him out. 

Been chatting with him about the need for him to be patient with this kind of business.

They say that food business is good business but the trials and tribulations that come with the daily hustle and bustle what more of challenges involving the stringent quality control that is expected when you are selling food to the public really poses quite a test if one isn't up to it?

At the end of the day, the proprietor needs to make some profits to make up for the huge effort that goes into such an exhausting trade. One needs not only be able to serve delicious food for discerning customers but also at the same time, manage a crew who come in all shapes and sizes plus their own set of problems as we all can just imagine from the reality check that not all soap dramas on tv are fiction?
















Staff morale and good efficient service can make or break any kind of business and what more when you know for sure that some folks who are lousy in attending to the customers can really bring down their bosses no matter how established any business venture is or how famous or infamous their owners are?
















This is Helmi, one of the friendly staff at Coffee Classic, who is big, strong, friendly and still available. I joked  with him about advertising his availability here online and the big fellow gave me mobile number for publishing here : 019-6960671.

Another shy fellow is Mizi : 013-9554248
















Did you read about the Malaysian rocker Amy Search who is facing legal problems when a waiter at his Laksamana Cheng Ho Chinese Muslim restaurant splashed steaming hot tomyam soup over a customer's baby who was scalded in the incident and now the father is suing Amy Search for a sum of RM300,000.00 for criminal negligence?

It's not easy being a restauranteur nowadays. 

Okay, enough about the food business.

So, how are you doing today?

If you are a Muslim, I would like to congratulate you for making it to the end of Ramadan sucessfully fasting for the entire month.

Let's hope that Allah Subhanahu Wa Ta'ala will accept our amals and ibadah, forgive our sins, major and minor and grant us and our loved ones the Hassanah of this world and in the hereafter.

One of my readers, Brother Aladdin made my day today when I read the contents of his email thanking me for explaining Islam in the simplest of ways.

"Dear Sir, Thank you for being there, may ALLAHSWT memberi rahmat rezeki dunia dan akhirat dan memberi kekuatan untuk terus tuan berdakwah dan memberi ilmu kesadaran pada semua umat islam di zaman moden melalui website tuan. I am forever grateful to you sir even we have not met but sir your presence is felt in my house and my family,the many islamic articles by you sir, is easily absorbed by us and i take this humble oppurtunity to wish you and your family selamat hari raya and look forward to see you next in penang or KL insyaallah.wassalam,drp aladdin xxxxxxxx xxxxxxx dan keluarga pg."

Brother Aladdin is facing a major test of his life when he was diagnosed with a life threatening condition which has in a way brought him closer to Allah Subhanahu Wa Ta'ala.

Brothers and Sisters,
Let's all make do'a for Brother Aladdin that Allah Azza Wa Jalla will heal him from his condition and that he gets a chance to go for either Umrah or Hajj and attain peace and tranquility in his moments of need and get support and strength from all of us who love him as our brother in Islam and as a fellow human being, a worthy member of the Children of Prophet Adam Alaihis Salam.

"Shifa tu bi iznillah Ya Rahman!" Amin Ya Rabbal Alamin.

Life here on Earth, dear brothers and sisters is so temporary that many of us forget that time passes just so quickly without we realizing it?

Doesn't it occur to you?

Only yesterday, we were all small kids and playing as we pleased all day and night long without a care in the world?

Today, yours truly is only 3 days away from being 50 years old, half a century old if Allah Subhanahu Wa Ta'ala so permits me?

Kids whom we just remembered picking up and carrying them as babies are today so grown up that some of them tower over us and can lift us up instead! Hehehehehe...

That's what I am talking about?

Making the best of our time. Remaining time within our life's time frame, that is.

So, in conjunction with the advent of Aidil Fitri tomorrow, make peace with one another and forgive all those who might have done us wrong.

You don't have to forget but it is enjoined upon us to forgive. Start all over with a fresh clean slate of records.

Be sincere, Insya Allah in doing so for it will be best for us.

Just sharing with you what is so very obvious that is to make amends with our loved ones, family and friends in this joyous occasion.

Today is the last day of Ramadhan and I wish each and everyone of you, a joyous 
'Selamat Hari Raya Aidil Fitri 1429Hijrah'!
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