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Wednesday, June 29, 2016

Bengkel Ketuk & Cat Kereta Setia Gemilang, Keramat AU3/1, 54200, KL.

Kereta anda di timpa kemalangan? Cat kereta anda sudah pudar dan luntur? Cermin kereta anda pecah atau retak?

Bawa bersabar! Saya ingin mengesyorkan kepada anda Bengkel SETIA GEMILANG WORKSHOP milik Rosli Shamsuddin HP: 0193722563 yang telah membaikpulih kereta2 saya dengan bagus sekali.

Bengkel SETIA GEMILANG WORKSHOP ini terletak di No.67/68, JALAN AU3/1, LEMBAH KERAMAT, bersebelahan dengan Lebuhraya MRR2 daerah HULU KELANG, 54200, KUALA LUMPUR. 

Waktu operasi adalah dari jam 9.00 pagi hingga ke 7.00 malam. 

Buka setiap hari dari Isnin ke Sabtu dan cuti pada setiap Ahad minggu pertama dan ketiga dalam sebulan.

Jalan susur kiri ke sini adalah dari MRR2 arah ke Zoo Negara.

Kereta Wira saya telah saya hantar ke Bengkel SETIA GEMILANG untuk di cat Metallic Silver sepenuhnya pada tahun 2013.

Alhamdulllah, Encik Rosli telah menyempurnakan kerja2 mengecat kereta saya itu dengan baik sekali. Terus cantik berkilat comel seperti baru padahal kereta Wira saya ini dah berusia 15 tahun. Auto 1.5 2001.

Saya memang takkan jual kereta ini sampai bila bila. Dah banyak jasa kereta Wira kesayangan saya ini. Dah merata saya pandu kereta ini dari hulu ke hilir Semenanjung Tanah Melayu ni sampai masuk Singapura dulu.

Pada tahun 2013, kami membeli Proton Preve dan dapat lah menghantar Wira kami ke bengkel SETIA GEMILANG ini untuk di baikpulih sepenuhnya. 

'Total Makeover' dalam Bahasa Inggeris!

Cermin belakang Preve kami retak kena hentakan benda keras angkara seorang pemotong rumput di kawasan apartmen kami. @#$%!!

Terpaksa lah di ganti cermin baru! Saya hantar ke BENGKEL SETIA GEMILANG ini juga! Tuntut dari syarikat insurans sebab saya ada perlindungan insurans lengkap (Comprehensive 1st Party Coverage)

Syukur Alhamdulillah, kerja2 penggantian cermin berlangsung dengan baik dan tak ada masaalah sampai ke hari ini. Cermin asli dari PROTON!

Kelmarin dulu, saya menghantar kereta Wira saya kembali ke Bengkel SETIA GEMILANG untuk di sembur cat semula keatas cermin sisi sebelah kiri sebab ada kehausan cat di situ. Nak buat macamana? 

Kereta kami terdedah kepada terik mentari dan di timpa hujan. Tempat letak kereta bukan berbumbung pun. Kat apartmen kami di Kuantan takde masaalah. Tempat kereta kami terletak cantik di bawah bangunan. Tetapi kami hidup di KL. Sekali sekala saja balik Kuantan.

Berbalik ke topik penulisan kali ini, maka saya cukup puas hati dengan mutu kerja BENGKEL SETIA GEMILANG milik Encik Rosli ini sebab tu saya mahu memperkenalkan khidmat bengkel ini kepada anda.

Mahaguru58 mengesyorkan Bengkel SETIA GEMILANG WORKSHOP untuk kerja2 pembaikpulihan kenderaan anda!

Mutu kerja yang bagus, harga berpatutan dan boleh di runding. Insya Allah.

Saturday, June 18, 2016

Mahathir's Dilemma ~ Indestructible Najib Razak!

Malaysia's former 4th Premier Tun Dr.Mahathir Mohamad seems to be caught in a vicious dilemma nowadays when he is forced to align himself and be seen with those who were once his staunchest political enemies like DAP's Lim Kit Siang, Kit Siang's son Lim Guan Eng who is the State of Penang's Chief Minister, PKR's Selangor Menteri Besar Dato Seri Azmin Ali and PAS's breakaway splinter group PAN's President the brash talking and often controversial Mohamad Sabu.

Mahathir shaking hands (in the photo below) with Mat Sabu who had been lambasting him all these years. An unimaginable scenario before this. 

As they say, there are no permanent friends or enemies when it comes to politics. They will twist and turn, flip flop like nobody's business and turn into chameleons when and if they see fit.

A scenario that would have been deemed as impossible just a couple of years back here in Malaysia! Who would have dared to even imagine of such an unbelievable turn of situations. The Barisan National's once toughest Chairman hobnobbing with the Leaders of Malaysian Opposition!

The following imagined thought clouds seems very appropriate and relevant, aren't they? These are not my words but derived from published content on Google Search.

Mahathir did the unthinkable move joining forces with the leaders of the Malaysian Opposition just to be able to rally up support to oust Dato Seri Najib Razak, the current Malaysian PM, whom he once groomed and anointed as his former ruling party's supreme leader forcing out the 5th Premier Tun Abdullah Badawi. Common goal. To bring down Najib!

Problem for Tun Dr.Mahathir is that he is somewhat delusional into thinking that the Malaysians as a people would want to get involved in any such political upheaval ala the violent street protests that toppled dictators in Egypt, Libya, Tunisia, Indonesia or in Thailand.

Malaysians generally couldn't care less as to who's running or ruining the country over there in Putrajaya. Save for a small portion of 'coffee shop parliamentarians' who'd go on yak, yakkety, yak, yakking about Najib, Rosmah, Zahid, etc. endlessly from dawn to dusk, the man in the street would usually just go about his own affairs and not be bothered about the 'cold war' brewing between Mahathir and Najib.

Thus, Mahathir who is already 92 years old finds himself on the losing ground so to speak when it comes to his efforts to bring down Najib through any means possible. It seems that Mahathir is almost at his wits end in trying just about every method under the sun to cut down Najib to size.

Najib has in a way morphed into being the most resilient, most thick skinned, untouchable, unaffected, immovable, most firmly entrenched Malaysia's 6th Prime Minister.

Najib had a very good teacher and political mentor in none but Tun Dr.Mahathir himself. Although first thought to be a soft spoken political pushover, Najib Razak has proven to be the most obstinate, recalcitrant political juggernaut who has managed to turn the tables on Mahathir, his ex-mentor turned political nemesis.

If you had followed the unforeseen chain of events in mainstream Malaysian political upheavals which saw Mahathir first leaving then returning and finally quitting UMNO for good, you might be able to sense the dilemma that Malaysia's once longest serving ex-Premier is going through.

He could have played safe like Tun Abdullah Badawi who has stayed out of the Malaysian political centrestage and minded his own personal business. Relax and rewind at home, spending his retirement, playing with his grandkids and family. 

But Tun Dr.Mahathir is a perpetual politician. He may have hung up his political gloves but the elderly Malaysian statesman is still shadow boxing, throwing verbal punches and jabs at Najib over the latter's infamous RM2.6 Billion receiving of the world's biggest political donation into his personal coffers, initial denial then the ensuing affirmation of having had those billions and subsequent claim of having returned that humongous donation to its mysterious Saudi Arabian donor!

Top that up with his ever controversial spouse, the flamboyant big spending Datin Seri Rosmah Mansor just adds to Najib's political migraines incessantly. Lately, Rosmah's in the news for her jetting off to Istanbul, Turkey in a Malaysian Government leased private jetliner said to reach RM84 Million rental and hauling aboard of 14 mysterious fat suitcases containing God Knows What?

Does Najib lose any political ground because of that expose? No sirree! His ship is as watertight as an airtight submarine sailing through all the brouhaha that Mahathir & Co. throws his way without batting even once of his the proverbial eyelid!

Mahathir is practically at his wit's end! He can barely make even the slightest dent on Najib's political armor. 

Najib has in a way fortified himself in all areas including a very subservient mainstream media and an army of apple polishers consisting of social media mercenaries and bloggers akin to the remora's attaching themselves to the underbellies of the ruling Malaysian political leaders, feeding off the scraps falling out from their gluttony, regardless of how vile and corrupt they are!

Mahathir is bewildered and equally astounded at how true Najib's motto of stating that 'Cash is King' buying his way into power, firmly entrenching and embedding himself deeper and deeper into his executive seat of political power at Putrajaya!

What has Mahathir not done to date in his attempt to bring down Najib? 

He has put aside his loathing towards DAP's Lim Kit Siang who had remained constantly as an obnoxious and painful thorn in the BN's butt since the nation came into being.

He has sat besides Mat Sabu who had always lampooned Mahathir all those years when the former was in PAS!

He has presided over the Anti-Government get-togethers of the Opposition bigwigs alongside BERSIH's Ambiga Sreenevasan and Maria Chin Abdullah, Haris Ibrahim, Azmin Ali, Kit Siang, Khalid Samad, Tian Chua, etc.

Unthinkable turn of events when it concerns Mahathir, our nation's once longest serving BN Paramount Chief being together with Malaysia's main Opposition figures.

Mahathir has brought about the signing of a million over 'Citizens Declaration' calling for the removal of PM Najib Razak but it's just so meaningless before the impenetrable political fortress of the latter.

Tun Dr.Mahathir's adopted crusade against Najib by aligning himself with the likes of Kit Siang & Co. might be expedient but looking back at just how ineffective his plans have been to date, I don't think he can dislodge Najib from being where he is now till 2018 when his official term in office ends.

Right now, it seems that Najib is showing his middle finger to all who question him about the controversial 1MDB issue, RM2.6 Billion Donation, his spendthrift wife's private jet trips and her hauling away 14 large suitcases full of whatever it was overseas and Mahathir initiated 'Citizens Declaration'!

If you look at the media reports lately, you're sure to see Mahathir's glum face compared to Najib who is practically laughing all along his way to the banks.

All I can say is that this earthly existence is just temporary. History records that all those who were corrupt and leached off from their nations here on earth did in one way or another get their due retributions but in the hereafter they will be judged by none other than Allahu Rabbul Alamin.

Who will have the last laugh then? Will it still be Najib or wily ol' Tun?

Thursday, June 09, 2016

Fasting ~ What physical and spiritual benefits you get when you fast in Ramadhan?

Assalamualaikum Warahmatullahi Wabarakatuh.

Dear readers,

We are blessed to be able to fast once more in this blessed month of Ramadhan, which is the 9th month in the Islamic Lunar Calendar.

Apart from the tremendous amount of blessings, practicing Muslims stand to receive as a reward for their fasting purely for the sake of Allah, our Supreme God Almighty, we also get a chance to reap the huge benefits that comes with the physical act of fasting in the true sense.

The fasting that we Muslims do differs so much from the type of 'fasting' of others. We do not take even a drop of water or food unlike others who do drink water or partake of some food during their acts of fasting.

Apart from our total abstinence of food and water, we also try our level best to avoid any acts that will nullify our fasts such as engaging in any harmful, wasteful and sinful behaviors.

Yet we carry out our acts of worship both obligatory and supplementary to reap the immeasurable rewards that are bestowed upon fasting Believers by Allah the Most Compassionate and Most Merciful God of us all.

Let us now watch this very informative video which shows us the many health benefits that we get when we fast.

I would like to share with you the contents of an article published by IlmFeed and written by Mr. Tom McGregor, author of Eating in Freedom.

In Ramadan, Muslims fast for a lunar month everyday from dawn till sunset. Here are some interesting information about what happens to your body when you fast for 30 days.

Detoxification Stage 1 (Day 1 To Day 2)

On the first day of fasting, the blood sugar level drops. The heart slows and blood pressure is reduced. Glycogen is pulled from the muscle causing some weakness. The first wave of cleansing is usually the worst. Headaches, dizziness, nausea, bad breath, and a heavily coated tongue are signs of the first stage of cleansing. Hunger can be the most intense in this period.

Detoxification Stage 2 (Day 3 To Day 7)

Fats, composed of transformed fatty acids, are broken down to release glycerol from the gliceride molecules and are converted to glucose. The skin may become oily as rancid oils are purged from the body. People with problem-free skin may have a few days of pimples or even a boil. The body embraces the fast and the digestive system is able to take a much-needed rest, focusing all of its energies on cleansing and healing. White blood cell and immune system activity increases. 

You may feel pain in your lungs. The cleansing organs and the lungs are in the process of being repaired. The breath is still foul and the tongue coated. Within the intestine, the colon is being repaired and impacted feces on the intestinal wall start to loosen.

Detoxification Stage 3 (Day 8 to Day 15)

You will experience enhanced energy, clear-mindedness and feel better. On the downside, old injuries may become irritated and painful. This is a result of the body’s increased ability to heal during fasting. 

If you had broken your arm 10 years before, there is scar tissue around the break. At the time of the break, the body’s ability to heal was directly related to lifestyle. If you lived on a junk-food diet, the body’s natural healing ability was compromised. During fasting, the body’s healing process is at optimum efficiency.

As the body scours for dead or damaged tissue, the lymphocytes enter the older, damaged tissue secreting substances to dissolve the damaged cells. These substances irritate the nerves in the surrounding region and cause a re-occurrence of aches from previously injured areas that may have disappeared years earlier. 

The pain is good as the body is completing the healing process. The muscles may become tight and sore due to toxin irritation. The legs can be the worst affected, as toxins accumulate in the legs. Cankers are common in this stage due to the excessive bacteria in the mouth. Daily gargling with salt and water will prevent or heal cankers.

Detoxification Stage 4 (Day 16 to Day 30)

The body is completely adapted to the fasting process. There is more energy and clarity of mind. Cleansing periods can be short with many days of feeling good in between. There are days when the tongue is pink and the breath is fresh. The healing work of the organs is being completed. 

After the detoxification mechanisms have removed the causative agent or render it harmless, the body works at maximum capacity in tissue proliferation to replace damaged tissue. After day 20, the mind is affected. Heightened clarity and emotional balance are felt at this time. Memory and concentration improve.

SubhanAllah what great health benefits are there are in fasting. But let us remember, our main intention should be to please Allah the All-Mighty.

Insya Allah..

This article was written by Mr. Tom McGregor, author of Eating in Freedom.

As you can see, such are the tremendous health benefits to be obtained when one fasts according to the requirements of our Islamic faith. A healthy body would usually be accompanied by a healthy mind. That also depends on the individual. What form of lifestyle that he or she is living?

What faith? What principles? What values?

If one is truthful and rational, one will find Islam to be the only faith that is revealed and accepted by Allah the Supreme Creator of all the universes.

In Surah Al-Imran, Chapter 3 Verse 19, Glorious Quran, Allah reveals that:

"Indeed, the religion in the sight of Allah is Islam. And those who were given the Scripture did not differ except after knowledge had come to them - out of jealous animosity between themselves. And whoever disbelieves in the verses of Allah , then indeed, Allah is swift in [taking] account."

It is Allah Who created us. He Knows best what is good for us and what is not. Allah bestowed upon us the Freedom of Choice and Willpower. He granted us the ability to acquire knowledge and our five senses.

But Allah didn't just create us and left us to our own. He sent to us countless prophets and messengers. It started with our Father, Prophet Adam Alaihis Salam to whom Allah Himself taught Adam of Tawheed and Aqeedah plus all other necessary knowledge and information concerning Life.

Knowledge which was to be used here on Earth even though Allah created Adam from earth and clay taken from all parts of this planet, up there in Jannahtul Firdaus, the highest level of Paradise!

Fasting which is amongst the major tenets of being a Muslim has many benefits to a Believing Servant of Allah regardless of gender, social status, age and level of intelligence. 

It is not imposed upon those who have yet to reach the level of maturity, who are sick and infirm , hospitalized patients who need to be taking medicines, of unsound mind, women who are menstruating, breastfeeding mothers, spastic persons and the incapable elderly who have reached an extreme age.

Spiritually, those of us who fast and do so in accordance with what Allah and His Messenger enjoin upon us, we should rest assured that we will be rewarded by Ar Rahman with His Forgiving us of our errors and rewarding us in the Yaum al-Akhirat @ Hereafter with the following benefits.

Abu Huraira, Radhi Allahu `Anhu reported many authentic Hadiths @ Sayings of Prophet Muhammad Sallallahu Alaihi Wassallam in this regard. We will mention few of them as they carry the same meaning.

The Prophet said that your Lord said, "Every (sinful) deed can be expiated; and the fast is for Me, so I will give the reward for it; and the smell which comes out of the mouth of a fasting person, is better in Allah's Sight than the smell of musk." [Bukhari]

The Prophet said, "Allah said: The Fast is for Me and I will give the reward for it, as he (the one who observes the fast) leaves his sexual desire, food and drink for My Sake. Fasting is a screen (from Hell) and there are two pleasures (moments of happiness or joys) for a fasting person, one at the time of breaking his fast, and the other at the time when he will meet his Lord. And the smell of the mouth of a fasting person is better in Allah's Sight than the smell of musk." [Bukhari]

The Prophet said, "(Allah said), 'Every good deed of Adam's son is for him except fasting; it is for Me. and I shall reward (the fasting person) for it.' Verily, the smell of the mouth of a fasting person is better to Allah than the smell of musk." [Bukhari]

He also said: "Every action of the son of Adam is given manifold reward, each good deed receiving ten times its like, up to seven hundred times. Allah the Most High said: 'Except for fasting, for it is for Me and I will give recompense for it, he leaves off his desires and his food for Me'. 

For the fasting person there are two times of joy; a time of joy when he breaks his fast and a time of joy when he meets his Lord, and the smell coming from the mouth of the fasting person is better with Allah than the smell of Musk." [Muslim]

The greatest reward is, of course, Paradise. this will be covered under the section "Ramadan; a way to Paradise".

More authentic Hadiths relating to Fasting can be found here.

From my understanding of the authentic Hadiths of Rasulullah Sallallahu Alaihi Wassallam, those of us who fast purely and sincerely for the Sake of Allahu Ta'ala can rest assured that Our Almighty Supreme Creator will save us from the Hellfires and grant us entrance to His Paradises according to our Deeds and no one can deny us of His Promises. Insya Allah.

Knowing that Fasting is so beneficial for us both physically and spiritually ought to reassure us that Allahu Rabbul Alamin only wants the best for us by commanding us to strictly carry out our fasting during this blessed Ramadhan and He is All Aware of all that we do.

Not a jot escapes His Attention and He will duly reward or punish us in the Akhirat.

Now, let's see what nullifies one's fasting?

Ramadhan comes only once every year. The blessings and rewards that one gets by fasting during Ramadhan is priceless beyond our imaginations. Wallahi!

We can fast the whole year long but it can't replace the virtue or value of a single day of Ramadhan!

In fact during the last 10 days of Ramadhan comes a night called 'Lailatul Qadr'. 

Those who carry out their fasts as per what the Prophet Muhammad Sallallahu Alaihi Wassallam taught us and remain in worship during the nights of Ramadhan and are fortunate to be amongst the ones in prayer to Ar Rahman will be rewarded with Allah's Absolving of all their past sins.

Lailatul Qadr or the Night of Decree (Power) is worth more than a thousand months of total worship.

 Watch this video to understand the Significance of Lailatul Qadr explained by Dr.Zakir Naik, the current Muslim world's most articulate Caller to Islam.

Mankind especially Muslims need to know just how much Allah the Absolute, the Eternal Supreme Creator of us all loves us who obey Him!

He rewards us in multiplications that even the Malaikats @ Angels can't comprehend for the Rahmah @ Grace of Allah is so overlapping, so immense that only the pious, devoted servants and worshipers of Allah will realize in the Akhirat @ Hereafter on Judgment Day.

The purpose of Ramadhan is that by the end of this holiest of months, you will be connected so much more to Allah than you ever were before. All through the year, you would have been so occupied with work and other worldly pursuits that might have taken up your time.

Now, dear friends, brothers and sisters is the month to reap our rewards. This is it. We are so lucky to be alive now in Ramadhan. Let's make the best of it and hope to Allah that He accepts our fasts, our acts of worship. That He watches over us and sees to it that we will receive His Mercies right till the Day of Judgment and eventually end up in His Heavenly Paradises.

May this Ramadhan be amongst the best of Ramadhans' that we are gifted to enjoy. The peace and blessings that Ramadhan brings is truly amongst the blessings that Allah bestows upon us.

Alhamdulllah. Thanks be to Allah, our Most Merciful God.

Wabillahi Taufik Wal Hidayah.

Wassalamualaikum Warahmatullahi Wabarakatuh.

Your brother in Islam,

Haji Zainol Abideen @ Blogger Mahaguru58

Tuesday, June 07, 2016

Salam Ramadhan 1437 Hijrah dari Mahaguru58

Salam Ramadhan 1437 Hijrah dari hamba, Haji Zainol Abideen @ Mahaguru58 kepada semua umat Islam terutamanya kepada anda para pembaca blog saya ini dengan harapan semoga Allah Subhanahu Wa Ta'ala sudi menerima segala amal ibadah kita se adanya dan mengampunkan kita semua di atas sebarang salah dan khilaf diri kita. Amin ya Rahman.

Saya mengambil kesempatan ini untuk memohon kemaafan anda jika ada saya terkhilaf terhadap sesiapa. 

Semoga Ramadhan ini menjadi Ramadhan yang Mubarak bagi kita semua. Amin.

Friday, June 03, 2016

PAS mula berbusana Melayu menggusarkan musuh2 politik mereka!

Parti Islam seMalaysia sentiasa didalam perhatian dan teropong musuh2 politik mereka! Tidak sunyi barang sesaat! Buat lah apa sahaja! Mesti ada yang kritik tak sudah!

Apatah lagi bila yang mengkritik itu terdiri dari bekas ahli parti ataupun musuh2 politik PAS tegar seperti ahli-ahli parti politik pembangkang seperti DAP yang memang berbulu terhadap tindakan PAS memutuskan perhubungan politik dengan parti pembangkang yang di terajui cauvinis Cina seperti Lim Kit Siang dan anaknya Lim Guan Eng!

Tindakan para pemimpin utama PAS Pusat seperti Timbalan Presiden PAS, Datuk Tuan Ibrahim Tuan Man serta Ketua Pemuda PAS, Nik Mohamad Abduh Nik Abdul Aziz lengkap berbusana Warisan Melayu, bertengkolok dan berkeris amat menggusarkan hati dan perasaan pengkritik2 mereka.

Perhimpunan Agung UMNO pun tidak semeriah ini bila para pemimpin PAS berbusana lengkap seperti ini! Syabas dan Tahniah saya ucapkan kepada PAS!

Bilamana di soal wartawan samada pemilihan para pemimpin PAS berbusana Melayu adalah di atas dasar memperjuangkan kebangsaan Melayu, maka Datuk Timbalan Presiden PAS menjawab bahawa mereka berbusana begitu buat kali pertama di atas ilham Dewan Pemuda PAS di atas kesedaran diri bahawa mereka orang-orang Melayu dan begini lah cara sebenar orang-orang Melayu harus berbusana!

Bagi pendapat saya, tidak ada salahnya para pemimpin dan ahli-ahli PAS berbusana Melayu sedemkian rupa.

Sebagai orang-orang Melayu yang beragama Islam, mereka mempunyai sepenuh-penuh hak untuk berketerampilan begitu. 

Adakah kurang semangat perjuangan mereka untuk mendaulatkan Islam hanya kerana mereka berbusana Melayu, warisan mereka?

Tidak sama sekali!

Semoga PAS terus menghidupkan Warisan Melayu ini sejajar dengan usaha untuk mendaulatkan Ad Deenul Islam di bumi Semenanjung Tanah Melayu ini.

Insya Allah!