Tuesday, October 03, 2006
It's my Birthday -48 years ago on 3rd October 1958
48 years ago, on this date, 3rd of October ,1958 and according to the Islamic Calendar on Friday, the 19th of Rabi'ul Awwal, 1378 Hijrah, I was born in a pre war house in Jalan Perak, Penang Island.
My birth was registered in the Registry of Births, at the Penang Maternity Hospital and named Zainol Abideen.
I grew up in a Malay seaside village called Jalan Kota Giam located in East Jelutong, Penang.
Born a year after Merdeka, I grew up in a post Colonial era where the atmosphere still smelt very much British.
I went to the Jelutong English School at School Lane, just after the Jelutong Wet Market is located. I walked to school. Passing across several other kampongs and across the Jelutong Town.
I excelled in English and Bahasa Melayu. As a Libran, I do admit having a passion for the Arts & Literature, although I eventually ended up in Pure Science.
Secondary school saw me studying in Sekolah Menengah Abdullah Munshi, in Jalan Caunter Hall, which has now been renamed as Jalan P.Ramlee, our late National Artiste.
After school, went to work as a Moneychanger's Assistant, then went on to work in Singapore from 1980 to 1986.
Returned home to Penang in the last months of 1986. Got married in 1987 and got 2 instant sons. Figure it out. :P
Had my own son born to me in 1988 and a daughter in 1992. Stayed patiently married for 14 long years and got involved in Islamic Dakwah activities since 1989.
Got divorced in April 2001. Left everything I had to my name and emigrated to KL.
Remarried on 16th March 2002 to a wonderful spouse and loving wife. Still struggling to regain my footing financially and have a very understanding wife to thank for.
Am still involved in Islamic Dakwah online and offline. Have come to meet many wonderful people in my life here and back home in Penang.
Have been blogging as Mahaguru58 for a few years now and have my fair share of supporters and faultfinders! :D
I do appreciate each and every bouquet or brickbat thrown at me. It keeps me on line. :P
Am committed to achieve my short term and long term goals as a successful Program Consultant and also in Landbanking.
The going's tough at the moment but I am thankful to Allah the Almighty for still giving me a break every now and then.
Have a wonderful client who is very supportive to me in my Landbanking business. Am working with a reputable Chinese University affiliated Global Hanyu & Culture Center to help bridge the current divide between the Malays and the Chinese both here in Malaysia and China.
In short, things are in motion and I am one who never gives up come what may till the second the Archangel of Death, Saiyidina Izra'el Alaihis Salam comes to collect my soul.
Till then, I will be doing all that I can to share whatever morsels of information about Islam that I have come to learn and share it here in my blog.
I know that I will never be perfect and will slip up now and then due to my ego or oversight. I do know that there will always be some souls out there who will point it out to me, God bless them.
I do appreciate those who support me and send me comments and advice. Thanks be to you all.
The most I am thankful to is my present and God willing, eternal spouse and most beloved wife who is a gem above all gems to me for her understanding, her patience and her willingness to bear with this now turned 48 year old Jack of all trades and hehehehehe..supposedly Master of some! :P
Please pray for me that I remain vigilant and realistic as to who I am and not fall prey to my ever active ego! Insya Allah.
May Allah Subhanahu Wa Ta'ala Forgive me of my mountains of sins and Guide me to a fitting end in my life here as a Muslim.
To those whom I have done any mistakes especially when blogging here, those hearts whom my words might have braised and caused any distress or hurt, I seek your Forgiveness as well.
Wabillahi taufeek wal hidayah, Wassalamu Alaikum Warahmatullahi Ta'ala Wabarakatuh.
Your brother in Islam,
Zainol Abideen a.k.a Mahaguru58.
Peace be to all and May we all have a Blessed Ramadhan and Insya Allah a Joyous Aidil Fitri!