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Saturday, October 03, 2009

Mahaguru58 is 51 years old today!

Assalamualaikum Warahmatullahi Wabarakatuh.

51 years ago on this date, I was born at Jalan Perak, Penang Island. I was named Zainol Abideen.

Meaning ' Decoration of those in Faith'. Named after the great grandson of the Blessed Prophet Muhammad Sallalahu Alaihi Wassallam, Imam Zain al Abid Deen, son of Imam Hussein bin Sayyidina Ali ibni Abi Talib, cousin and son in law of the Greatest Messenger of Allah. Sayyidina Ali married the Blessed Prophet's daughter Sayyidatina Fatima Az Zahra.

My birth was registered at the Penang Maternity Hospital.

Registered to study at the Jelutong English School. Studied there from 1965 to 1970. Offered a place at the prestigious Penang Free School but financial circumstances forced my guardian @ late eldest brother to choose Sekolah Menengah Abdullah Munshi, Jalan Caunter Hall, Penang instead.

Left school in 1976 and started working as a moneychanger's apprentice at AMM Syed Ibrahim, Pitt Street, Penang.

Later on, I was offered a better paying job at Saleh Jewellers forex trading section and worked there for a couple of years before heading off to Singapore in 1980.

Worked various jobs in Singapore being young and adventurous. Was there till 1986 when I was amongst the hundreds of thousands of Malaysians who had to return home to the peninsular as a result of a tiff between Malaysia and Singapore over our nation's protest over Singapore's hosting of the then Israeli President's official state visit to the island republic!

In a sense, Singapore depends on our water supply to survive and for them to be inconsiderate over our feelings about the Zionist regime incurred the wrath of UMNO who raised a vehement protest and threatened to cut off the water supply to the island republic.

That caused the island republic to respond by sending us home and relationship between Malaysia and Singapore reached a record low.

Back in Malaysia, I worked as an insurance agent for Asia Insurance for a while in Johor Bahru till I met by chance a boria delegation from my village at Jalan Kota Giam, East Jelutong, Penang who came to perform at the Pesta Dendang Rakyat organised by RTM at the Dewan Jubli Intan, JB.

Boria was quite popular during those days and Penang was the only state in Malaysia who were quite active in performing it.

My best friend, Wan Ali Mohamad persuaded me to follow them home and the rest is history.

So here I am 51 years old today and looking forward to a promising future, depending on how I work towards attaining it.

I would like to express my gratitude to all my sisters for raising me up and to my brothers Allahyarham Muhammad Ibrahim and Mohd Kassim for raising me as well.

To all my teachers and syeikhs, I thank you for what you have taught me. May Jannah be your reward.

To all those who are my friends, I thank you for your support.

To you my blog reader and supporter, my heartfelt gratitude and sincere appreciation.

To those who hate my guts and way of speaking up for Islam and the Muslims of the world, thank you for keeping me alert and on my guard. In a way, you help me to sharpen my skills and equip me better to deal with the likes of you.

In short, we all need each other to make this life worth living. Don't we?

Mahaguru58 wishes you all well and hopes to be able to perform my Hajj with my darling in the near future. Do pray for us to be able to do that, soon. Insya Allah.

In the event of my departure from this life, I leave to you my thoughts here in this blog and in my You Tube account @ http://www.youtube.com/user/mahaguru58

In the meantime, let's have a more productive life while we still can.

Have a nice day and wish this 51 year old as you please.

May Allah bless us all.

Wassalamualaikum Warahmatulillahi Ta'ala Wabarakatuh.

25 comments:

che_wan said...

Assalamulaikum.

May Allah bless u and the rest of your family on this remembered day.

Have a nice day & life sir.

al-lavendari said...

Selamat Menyambut Hari Ulang Tahun Kelahiran Brother. You're much younger than me. Alamak tuanya aku ...!

perfectwater75 said...

Salam,

May Allah bless you and us...

Taqabballahuminka wa minna!

Aamiiin....

mutakalim said...

salam, selamat menyambut hari ulang tahun kelahiran...
semoga kita mendapat keredhaan Allah di dunia dan akhirat.
-Dulu duk JB kat belah mana?

MyHalal said...

كل عام وانت بخير

^inas^ said...

this entry is like an informal resume. huhu.

happy birthday! (^_^)

u were born in 1958?

so what did ur family give for ur birthday? a latest videocam? (i guess that's the most favorable gadget, hehhe)

MAHAGURU58 said...

Wa'alaikumsalam Che Wan.

Terimakasih brader!

Hamba doakan yang sama untuk tuan!

Semoga dapat ketemu muka satu hari nanti.

Kita kena buat gathering aa...

MAHAGURU58 said...

Al Lavendari...

Seronoknya ada abang blogger!!!

Hahahaha...jadi mamu boleh tangkap henchem aa?

Hehehehe...tua mua...

Jiwa tetap muda beb...

Apa apa pun terimakasih sudi ucap selamat.

Mamu aminkan saja!

MAHAGURU58 said...

perfectwater.

Wa'alaikumsalam tuan.

Semoga Allah merahmati usaha kita di alam siber ini.

Amin.

MAHAGURU58 said...

mutakalim,

Wa'alaikumsalam bro. Dulu duduk kat Bukit Chagar.

Sewa bilik je.

Kenangan tu...

MAHAGURU58 said...

MyHalal,

Jazakallah di atas ucap selamat tuan.

Sama sama Libra ye?

Kata orang , kita ni jiwa seni dan ramai kawan.

Betul le tu! :P

MAHAGURU58 said...

^inas^,

Mulanya memang teringat nak tulis autobiografi sempena birthday ni tapi banyak kerja mengemas rumah tak selesai lagi jadi Mamu kena pendekkan saja.

Mamu tak harap le sapa sapa nak mai bagi hadiah macam tu sebab mahai sangat!

Kena pedor apa yang ada ja Inas.

NikonS200 coolpix ni je buat cari modai blogging!

Mamu tak tolak kalau Inas nak sponsor!

Hahahahaha....

Melawak ja Inas...jangan takut!

Harimau-Menaip said...

Ya Allah.

Kau panjangkan umur sahabat dan guruku; Zainol Abideen.

Berikanlah ganjaran hebat pada beliau. Ameen.

ps: epi besday Mahaguru58.

a kl citizen said...

assalammualaikum

semoga Allah merahmati mahaguru sekeluarga dunia hingga akhirat nanti

MAHAGURU58 said...

Amin Ya Allah!

Engkau rahmati juga sahabatku Harimau Menaip ini yang telah menjadi suami dan ayah yang beriman!

Engkau perkasakanlah penaipannya agar terus menyatakan yang hak dan Engkau berikanlah Taufik dan HidayahMu kepada nya serta rahmati dan lindungilah ia sekeluarga!

Amin!

Tengkiu my fren!

Tengah sibuk mengemas ni sambil jenguk jenguk ruang komen!

Hahahaha...

Menyambil....

Baru lepas kembali dari hadir majlis kenduri kahwin cucu saudara!

Hamba turut menymbangkan lagu karaoke...Gambus Jodoh nyanyian asal Arwah P Ramlee...

Nantikan siaran nya dalam Youtube hamba!

Hahahahah...

Selamat Hari Raya Tok Rimau!

Emmanuel said...

Happy birthday sir,

and thank you for the lesson-of-the-day! :)

MAHAGURU58 said...

Wa'alaikumsalam Cikgu KL Citizen.

Doa cikgu amat saya hargai.

Mudah2an Cikgu sekeluarga di pelihara Allah selalu.

Selamat Hari Raya Cikgu!

MAHAGURU58 said...

May peace be upon you Brother Emmanuel.

In Arabic it is ' Assalamualaikum!'

For Muslims it is 'Assalamualaikum Warahmatullahi Wabarakatuh!'

It is only the matter of worshiping Allah the Almighty or one of His Creations @ Eesa Alaihis Salam that differentiates us, those of us who are Muslims and those of you Christians.

Insya Allah, over time and with knowledge, we can all bridge such a flimsy line that separates us.

Thanks for your wellwishes for this 51 year old.

May we get to meet one of these days.

Ameen.

Estrelita Soliano Grosse said...

Still in time to send you my wishes for your birthday.

May God bless you and all you do.

:)

MAHAGURU58 said...

Thanks for the wellwishes Sis Lita.

You all have made my day with your love and support for this birthday 'boy'! :P

My warmest wishes as well for your beloved family and especially your dear self.

Once again, thank you!

Mr feckry said...

semoga mahaguru 58 sentiasa sihat sejahtera hendaknya. Banyak yang dapat saya belajar dari penulisan mahaguru58.

MAHAGURU58 said...

Assalamualaikum Mr Feckry!

Terimakasih diatas kiriman doa tuan.

Bersama sama lah kita berusaha menimba ilmu Ad Deenullah dan berikhtiar sedaya mungkin untuk menambah nilai dan mutu kepada akidah kita sebagai hamba Allah Subhanahu Wa Ta'ala.

Bersyukur saya kehadrat Ilahi kerna memberikan saya sebegitu ramai sahabat sahabat seperjuangan didalam Islam dan juga dari kalangan yang belum Muslim lagi!

Alhamdulillah.

Selamat Hari Raya Encik Feckry. Semoga berbahagia bersama semua yang tersayang hendaknya.

Wabillahi Taufik Wal Hidayah.

Wassalamualaikum wr wb.

Emmanuel said...

Eh bro ,

After Deepavali come over to Little India Klang to see the new mosque...quite beautiful.But now Deepavali season, the Little India area way too packed to park etc..Lunch's on me :)

MAHAGURU58 said...

Insya Allah bro!

Would do so if time permits!

We have lots to discuss. :)

Have a great day Emmanuel!

Eskapisminda said...

Alhamdulillah! 51 tahun dan masih sihat... :) semoga panjang umur! :)

p.s. memang kadang2 tu tersangat pedas kata2 pak guru tapi tulah, kalau tak pedas tak rasa pulak. Hehe.