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Saturday, January 31, 2015

BERANI? Bagaimana untuk menjadi seorang yang berani? Jawapan Mahaguru58 kepada Amierul dari Gambang, Kuantan, Pahang.

Assalamualaikum Warahmatullahi Wabarakatuh.

Selamat pagi semua. Mudah2an anda semua berada didalam keadaan sihat sejahtera hendaknya, Insya Allah.

Sebentar tadi Saudara Amierul dari Gambang, Kuantan, Pahang Darul Makmur, seorang pembaca FB saya, menghantar pesanan melalui Whats App bertanya tentang 'Bagaimana untuk menjadi seorang yang berani?'


Ini jawapan saya kepada beliau:

Pertama sekali keberanian seseorang Muslim tertakluk kpd tahap Keimanan nya terhadap Allahu Rabbul Alamin.

Jika Iman kita goyah dan Amalan kita tak sempurna, susah bagi kita untuk berani di dalam ertikata sebenar.

Keberanian kita sebagai makhluk tergantung kepada apa yang ada pada kita?

Jika Akidah kita tidak sempurna kita kan takut menghadapi org lain yang mungkin lebih berilmu pengetahuan dari kita. Kita akan segan untuk berhujah atau berdebat dengan mereka.

Sebab itu ayat pertama sekali di wahyukan kepada manusia dari Allah adalah 'Iqra'! @ Baca lah!

Hanya dengan membaca dan menimba Ilmu Pengetahuan yang Hakiki dapat seseorang berubah dari keadaan diri nya yang jahil kepada alim.

Alim tidak sekadar warak dari amal ibadah tetapi lebih kepada yang mengetahui. Seperti seorang yang mahu belajar silat.

Jika ia tidak mempelajari teknik dan cara mematahkan serangan lawan besar kemungkinan ia akan tersungkur kalah di belasah musuh nya yang lebih handal. Begitu juga dengan kita.

Perlu belajar segala ilmu yang perlu di kuasai untuk keperluan kita di Akhir Zaman ini. 

Nak kena tahu bab Teknologi Maklumat. Cara guna nya. Baik dan buruknya. Natijah salah guna media sosial. Tahu adab dan sopan santun Melayu walau ketika bermesej atau berblog.

Tahu Halal Haram sesuatu perbuatan walau ada peralatan dan perkakasan secanggih mana pun.

Jangan berani melempar fitnah atau caci maki tetapi takut mendedahkan diri sebenar dengan menggunakan ikon entah apa apa atau nama samaran. Itu bacul namanya!

Kedua nya sifat berani pasti wujud pada diri seseorang yg bebas dari hutang. Baik hutang dari segi kewangan atau terhutang budi. 

Sebab itu seseorang yang hendak pergii menunaikan Haji atau Umrah diwajibkan bebas dari hutang atau minta dihalalkan segala hutang piutangnya.

Seseorang miskin yang bebas hutang dapat tidur lena berbanding si kaya yang berhutang kepada bank dan sebagainya.

Berani itu bergantung kpd banyak perkara.

Berani tidak bertempat pasti mengundang padah. Perlu bijak mengendali diri bergantung kepada suasana dan keadaan semasa.

Orang lain merusuh tak tentu arah berdemo tak tentu pasal jangan lah pulak kita nak tumpang sekaki.

Percuma saja merasa hayunan belantan FRU dan tidur dalam lokap manakala si penghasut atau ketua demo sedap berdengkur di bilik hotel 5 bintang gembira dapat mengganggu keharmonian negara!

Perlu tahu asas sesuatu perjuangan atau perkara sebelum kita berani turut serta.

Ada banyak lagi fakta fakta tentang keberanian tetapi cukup dulu setakat ini. Saya ada urusan nak di selesaikan sekarang. 

Insya Allah kita sambung di lain kali. Sehingga ketemu lagi.

Wassalamu alaikum warahmatullahi wabarakatuh!

Thursday, January 29, 2015

Cyber Sludge, Social Media Collisions and Confusions.

In these times, it is unavoidable for those of us who have been using the Internet and blog to share our news and views with our readers to also experience an avalanche of unnecessary cyber sludge that ends up clogging our emails and blog's comment columns!

Also take into consideration the quirky and often irritating Google+ that adds to our angst and which is in reality being shoved down our cyber throats so to say when we are users of Blogger and Gmail plus other Google owned and operated systems, one is really compelled to waste time sorting out which apps to approve, which to suppress and which to try and ignore?
Worse still is the way Facebook practically imposes upon us to yield towards its incessant demands to acquire and secure all nuances of our own privacy and just surrender lock, stock and barrel any remaining vestiges of self dignity just to be allowed to use its constantly metamorphosing communication system!
Not all bloggers and social media users are IT Savvy or know what exactly they are putting themselves at risk by blindly clicking 'Yes' to all the requests that certain applications are asking them to tick before allowing them to use their apps.

Just a few hours ago, I responded to a fellow blogger's rant on Facebook that there are those who record telephone conversations to be used against those who are politicians by reminding the readers that technically each and everything that we do are recorded by the Angels Raqib and Atid in our Book of Deeds who are ascribed to each and everyone of us!
One of the fellow blogger's FB friend asked whether those recording such phone calls are trying to take over the Angels duties? 
Talk about trying to make sense with those who aren't exactly shining examples of those who are well informed! In every state of the art smartphone being sold nowadays, such applications come pre-installed or the user can download such apps for free from their telco service providers.

Whether the user wants to set up such a call recording system is entirely up to him or her? The blogger and his reader took needless offense to my sharing that they went ballistic in their responses.

As the saying goes, 'Do not waste your time arguing with those who are deaf, dumb or blind to logical reason!' They'll beat us with years and years of experience of remaining in the dark. Best option is always to let them be. Duds can never be turned into diamonds! 

Lesson learned from such episodes is that if we are to remain at peace with ourselves and to stay above the constantly churning upheavals unnecessary social media strife's!
These online battles and never ending squabbles are almost always connected with racial, religious and political cyber warfare being conducted to either boost or bust any political paymasters or patrons of those cyber snipers who have sold their soul for a fistful of ringgits or what the hell ever?
Social media observers and analysts know who such cyber snipers or ass kissers are by going through what they post online and whose causes they are fighting for? One doesn't have to be a rocket scientist in order to be able to sniff out those who blog for a cause or those whose entire crusade is entirely just false!
If you are amongst those who follow the Malaysian Socio-Political scene through the blogs, I guess by now you can deduce as to which camp any particular blogger seems to lean to or supports?

As far as I am concerned, those who have been following my postings for some time would know that I do not differentiate when it comes to taking to task either the current ruling Federal Government or the loose often at odds against one another Opposition Pact.

'The Truth must be told no matter what so that Justice can live!' has been my blogging principle since day one when I started blogging way back in 2004. I have published 2932 articles since then. This would be my 2933rd posting.

At times, I would encounter social media collisions as far as differing opinions and viewpoints that dwell on certain issues that concern the Malaysian Social, Political and Religious matters that spark off heated exchanges in our Malaysian Social Media such as Blogs, Facebook or Twitter. 

I have also helped in clearing the confusion with regard to religious knowledge and understanding which are often discussed or debated in social media. Not every Muslim or Non Muslim would have it in them to sincerely learn about matters related to Islam and its teachings. 

They would instead choose to stir up things by posting malicious or insensitive comments denigrating Islam and its religious figures through sheer recalcitrant stands that at times borders on willful stirring up controversies amongst the citizens of this beloved nation.

So far, I have been successful in sharing my fair share of knowledge and information about my faith and delivered to my readers adequate information that is based upon the Al Quran and authentic sayings or examples left to us by Prophet Muhammad Sallallahu Alaihi Wassallam.

If you click Jalinan Mesra, a well established social media directory, you'd find my blog listed in the 'Lawan Arus' category amongst other long established Malaysian Socio-Political Bloggers. 

Many of us in this section are known to be 'Going Against the Grain' quite opinionated and vocal bloggers. That's what the term 'Lawan Arus' which is in Malay means?

It's not that we have nothing better to do and choose to constantly be a proverbial thorn in the ruling party's ass but just voice out for the silent majority who do not have the grit, guts and gumption to speak their mind and get it off their chest when speaking about any issue or matter that concerns us, the Malaysian general public.

To be able to speak your mind is a sign of maturity for those who have lived through years of blatant lies and mindless hollow propaganda dished out by those employed or paid to do just that by the powers that be.

The advent of independent social media in the early 2000's through blogs and websites saw the concerned members of the Malaysian general public getting the platform to speak their minds freely for the first time since our Independence back in 1957.

Public opinion has always been curtailed and screened by the newspaper editors before getting published in their 'Letters to the Editor' columns in the daily news publications. One would only get to see their letters published if it passes certain guidelines and criteria that the Ministry of Information & Communications sets.

Even then, such letters are often edited out before getting considered to be printed. Such practices continue to this very day. Same goes for the broadcasting radio and television media stations. 

Even a number of IPTV's which have been set up a couple of years back in order to provide a so called alternative point of view for the curious public are in actuality sponsored by the ruling parties. 

I speak with experience after having been amongst those who set up one existing IPTV as it's Communications Director. Due to being given an ultimatum to choose between that job or give up blogging by a parasitic 'Johnny Come Lately' who took over the reins after the IPTV studio was completely set up, I chose the latter after giving the vermin the proverbial middle finger to his demands.

In a way, I am relieved for soon after leaving the IPTV, I was selected by the Malaysian Pilgrims Board to join it's Media Team for the 2011 CE/ 1432 AH Hajj. Alhamdulillah! All praises be to Allah. 

I ended up providing my own translating, writing and editing services which I named as READ N WRITE Dotnet. 

Although there is no fixed income from this enterprise, my satisfaction lies with the ability for me to do my work from just about anywhere as long as I have my laptop computer and a broadband connection by which I get to keep in contact with my clients and deliver to them my completed assignments.

 So far I have had quite a number of satisfied clients ranging from students to company officials, international production houses and a professional studies and management college engage my services in translating articles, journals, documents, contracts and thesis from English to Malay and vice versa.

May Allah continue to bless me with the best of Iman, Health and provide me with whatever sustenance that I deserve through my efforts in the Malaysian Social Media.

Ameen.

Just remember that this here is our one and only beloved precious nation that is our motherland and where we are currently living in and Insya Allah will be buried in its bowels as well, one of these coming days.

Try our level best to learn and understand much, much more about who we are and where we might be going to by observing proper decorum and extend to each other civil courtesy even if it is just online. 

"Through teamwork we shall strive ; higher understanding and productivity, we'll thrive!"
                Mahaguru58

Tuesday, January 20, 2015

MPAJ - Please clear up the Pandan Indah clogged, foul stinking drains! Health Hazard!

I was at the Pandan Indah Proton Service Centre this morning and the first thing that assailed my nose was the foul stinking pong that emanated from the clogged drains around the area!

I had to practically pinch my nostrils shut and ask the mechanic why did it stink so bad around their service area?


They told me that it's due to the clogged up drainage all over the surrounding area. I walked over to check the drains and yes, they were right!

From the looks of it, it hasn't been cleaned for quite some time! No wonder the whole place stinks so badly!!!

The Proton Service Centre at Pandan Indah suffers a foul stench all over the place due to the stagnant drains all around them. MPAJ really need to send their drain cleaning squad to clear up all those blocked drains!

This is the road nearest the problem area. Just besides the Midpoint (former FAJAR) Shopping Mall.



MPAJ really need to help solve this stinking mess as soon as possible! It's a health hazard! People can get sick breathing in that contaminated polluted air!

Wednesday, January 14, 2015

Pelajar India SMK Seri Mutiara Cheras dilarang memakai Unifom Baju Kurung ke sekolah!

Cheras, Kuala Lumpur. 14hb Januari 2015.

Seorang pelajar perempuan berbangsa India yang belajar di Sekolah Menengah Kebangsaan Seri Mutiara, Jalan 31/119, Taman Taynton View, Cheras, 56000, Kuala Lumpur telah dilarang ke kelas oleh Penolong Kanan Hal Ehwal Murid sekolah berkenaan kerana pelajar itu memakai uniform baju kurung!


Ayah pelajar berkenaan, Lawrence Jeyaraj mengeluh di laman Facebook bahawa beliau terpaksa berkejar ke sekolah berkenaan selepas di maklumkan oleh anak perempuan nya yang terpaksa berada di luar kelas kerana di larang Penolong Kanan Hal Ehwal Murid sekolah kanan @ seorang wanita berbangsa Cina! 



Alasan Penolong Kanan itu adalah hanya pelajar pelajar perempuan berbangsa Melayu dan beragama Islam sahaja di benarkan berbaju kurung!

Setelah mengikuti perbincangan hangat di laman Facebook Lawrence Jeyaraj yang mengundang pelbagai reaksi para pengguna Facebook yang rata rata cukup marah dan bengang dengan alasan bangang Penolong Kanan tersebut, saya memilih untuk berhubung dengan Lawrence Jeyaraj secara terus melalui sistem chat Facebook dan mendapatkan butiran lebih lanjut tentang kes tersebut.

Kemudiannya saya menelefon sekolah tersebut di talian 03-91325370. 

Panggilan saya di jawab pembantu tadbir sekolah berkenaan dan selepas saya memperkenalkan diri sebagai blogger Mahaguru58 dan ingin mendapatkan penjelasan dari pihak sekolah berkenaan larangan terhadap pelajar perempuan India berkenaan untuk memakai baju kurung ke sekolah, pembantu tadbir itu menjawab bahawa semua pegawai2 dan guru2 sekolah tersebut sedang bermesyuarat dan tidak boleh di hubungi.

Saya menghubungi Timbalan Menteri Pelajaran II, YB P.Kamalanathan dan memaklumkan beliau akan kes tersebut. YB Kamalanathan menjelaskan kepada saya bahawa beliau ada menerima laporan tentang kes itu dari pihak lain tetapi belum di hubungi Lawrence Jeyaraj, ayah pelajar perempuan itu sendiri.

YB P.Kamalanathan,
Timbalan Menteri Pelajaran II
Gambar ehsan www.mole.my

Timbalan Menteri Pelajaran II berkata bahawa negara kita mempunyai lebih dari 10000 sekolah di seluruh negara dan lebih dari 2000 buah sekolah menengah! Belum pernah ada kes seperti ini dan tidak ada sebarang larangan terhadap mana mana pelajar perempuan dari apa bangsa atau agama untuk memakai baju kurung sebagai pakaian seragam sekolah!

YB Kamalanathan kemudian berkata bahawa beliau akan menjalankan siasatan rasmi mengenai kes ini dan akan menghubungi pihak sekolah tersebut! Jika di dapati bahawa Penolong Kanan Hal Ehwal Murid tersebut benar benar bersalah mengeluarkan larangan tersebut ke atas pelajar berkenaan, maka tindakan tatatertib akan di ambil terhadapnya!

Sementara itu, beliau meminta saya menasihatkan ayah pelajar tersebut untuk bersabar sementara pihak kementerian menyiasat kes tersebut.

Saya pun menyampaikan pesanan Timbalan Menteri Pelajaran II kepada Lawrence Jeyaraj dan menasihatkan beliau untuk tidak membazir wang membeli uniform pinafore bagi anak perempuannya kerana baju kurung itu sudah menjadi hak mana mana pelajar perempuan untuk memakainya ke sekolah!

Beliau berterimakasih kepada saya dan berjanji akan menanti keputusan siasatan rasmi kementerian. 

Kekadang yang dok timbulkan masaalah masaalah sebegini bukan dari pihak kerajaan tetapi individu individu seperti Penolong Kanan yang 'lebih kuah dari sudu'!

Dah bagus budak perempuan itu hendak berbaju kurung yang jauh lebih sopan dan selesa bagi mana mana pelajar wanita ada pula pegawai sekolah seperti ini yang sengaja hendak tunjuk kuasa tak bertempat!

Sudah sekian lama para pelajar kita yang bukan berbangsa Melayu selesa sahaja memakai baju kurung sebagai uniform sekolah mereka tetiba ada pula Penolong Kanan SMK Seri Mutiara menimbulkan angkara!!!


Gambar hiasan
Semoga kes ini akan di selesaikan YB Kamalanathan dengan segera demi keadilan bagi pelajar wanita berkenaan! Insya Allah!

Penolong Kanan Hal Ehwal Murid SMK Seri Mutiara mesti di ambil tindakan kerana menyusahkan kehidupan pelajar berkenaan dan menimbulkan masaalah tanpa perlu ini!

Thursday, January 08, 2015

Charlie Hebdo's continued insults against Prophet Muhammad triggered the attack!

Assalamualaikum Warahmatullahi Wabarakatuh to all true practicing Muslims reading this and May Peace be upon those of you Non Muslims who mean us no harm by being courteous and kind to us as we are to you. Insya Allah.


The Greatest Messenger of Allah the Almighty Muhammad Sallallahu Alaihi Wassallam who is the Mercy of Allah for all Creation including Mankind, the Djinns and Malaikats has been insulted continuously by the Kaffirs of present times for no rhyme or reason as in the case of the French so called satirical magazine Charlie Hebdo cartoonists and their good for nothing editors by way of publishing insulting, derogatory cartoons and caricatures.

These scum of evil hearted denizens of Hell continue to hurt and harm the hearts and minds of the Muslims without giving a damn to the worldwide protests by those who revere and honor Allah's Noblest Messenger. 


I rarely come across Muslims who do likewise with regard to the false gods and deities of the Kaffirs as it is forbidden for us who are Believers of Almighty Allah Subhanahu Wa Ta'ala to insult. mock or ridicule the faiths of the Unbelievers.

http://quran.com/60/8

In the Surah Al Mumtahanah, Allah tells us that He does not forbid us from establishing ties or friendships with those amongst the Disbelievers who mean us no harm and do not expel us from our homes and lands. Allah does not stop us from being righteous and act justly to those who are respectful and cordial to us.

But when these accursed cartoonists and writers /editors of the French publication Charlie Hebdo attacked the Prophet of Allah Azza Wa Jalla by depicting the Blessed Messenger in insulting caricatures attributing such filth towards the person of Muhammad Sallallahu Alaihi Wassallam, then it is they who have triggered this attack against them! They brought it upon themselves!


It is Fard upon each and every Muslim to defend the honor and dignity of our Nabiyyil Karim in an appropriate response. The armed assault which took place yesterday by French gunmen in Paris was brought about by the ongoing foul and blasphemous attacks that the above Charlie Hebdo editor and his cartoonists continued against the Prophet Muhammad and Islam via their Islamophobic magazine under guise of 'Freedom of Speech'!

Isn't it an obvious uncalled for criminal provocative vendetta by these faithless fascists who attack the Prophet Muhammad and Islam when Allah's Messenger had nothing to do with them in the first place? 

They were just seeking to draw attention to increase subscription to their classless filth of a publication that only those who are equally sick and deranged as them would want to buy and read! 'You are what you read!' is a famous saying that attests to the impact of reading and supporting such vulgar publications!

Isn't it absurd to think that by insulting another's religious figure and most sacred persona after God Almighty, these people expect those whom they've hurt and grievously wounded to just let them be without suffering the consequences of their dastardly deeds?


Those of you who are Muslims or claim to be ; then it is very important that you do read and try to digest what Surah At Taubah entails? 

We who believe in Allah Subhanahu Wa Ta'ala and know that it is to Allah Alone that we will return must learn in depth and totally understand exactly what He Commands us to believe in and not just pay lip service to the attestation when we declare that 'There is No (other) God but Allah Alone and that we believe in Muhammad Sallallahu Alaihi Wassallam to be Allah's Final and Greatest Messenger sent to Allah's entire Creation!

http://quran.com/9/65

In the following verse , Allahu Rabbul Alamin warns us about the treachery of the Kaffirs who mock and insult Him and our Prophet Muhammad al Mustafa Sallallahu Alaihi Wassallam: "And if you ask them, they will surely say, "We were only conversing and playing." Say, "Is it Allah and His verses and His Messenger that you were mocking?"

Those who insult our Prophet fall into the category of our enemies and they shall reap what they sowed! No if's or but's about it.

If there are those Ignorants amongst the Ummah who condone and support the insulting of our Prophet Muhammad Sallallahu Alaihi Wassallam by these fiends at Charlie Hebdo and their likes, then let these Jahils understand that in the Day of Judgment @ Yaum al Mahsyar, they will not be included amongst the Ummah of Sayyidina Muhammad ibni Abdullah, Rahmatulil Alamin.

Prophet Muhammad Sallallahu Alaihi Wassallam said: "None of you becomes a believer until I am dearer to him than his children, his parents and all mankind." [Bukhari and Muslim] and some versions add: "his life, his wealth and his family".

I have many decent friends from amongst those who are not Muslims. They respect me for who I am and I accord to them the same courtesies in return. 

Those of us who are capable of rational thought and know our rights as fellow human beings join not the ones who continue to cause mischief and harm towards others here on Earth with their irresponsible and destructive actions!

As per the Commandments of Allah in Surah Al Kafirun http://quran.com/109 

Say, "O disbelievers, I do not worship what you worship. 
Nor are you worshippers of what I worship. 
Nor will I be a worshipper of what you worship. 
Nor will you be worshippers of what I worship. 
For you is your religion, and for me is my religion."

We all try our best to live in relative peace and harmony with those who value the same but when forced to defend ourselves and everything that we so love and cherish in this earthly life, then even the humblest of beings was forced to take the necessary steps to protect himself and God's Trust on him!