Thursday, February 19, 2009

back online

Its been quite a while since I last wrote a post. I was initially pretty confident that I would have no trouble managing my blogs. Well...the writing part is easy enough, but I didn't foresee that there would be trouble going online.

The faculty server blocks blogspot - we can read, but not open our accounts or post replies - and Azeezah's wi-fi broke down recently(maybe its back up now?). BISTRO's wi-fi is ok, but the price there is so maddening that I wouldn't go there just to use the free wi-fi. McD? - BOIKOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOTTTTTT!!!!!!!!!

This comes to show that however well we plan, we are always under the suzerainty of Allah's Grand Plan. Humans may plan(and be puffed up to morbid obesity with the delusion of their prowess)...but Allah also has His Plans. And His Plans will always out rule and out maneuver our plans.

Alhamdulillah in the last few days I have had some new gadgets come into my posession which has allowed me to access the internet - virtually 24/7. Lots of love and thanks to mak and ayah for this^^

InsyaAllah from now on, internet access will no longer be a problem.

Saturday, January 31, 2009

e-books list

Assalamualaikum warahmatullahi wabarakaatuh...

As I promised, I've published a list of the e-books I have in hafizh's books. If any FPSK-ian or FPg-ian want them, just ask me any time. InsyaAllah I'll put up a list of the (paper) books I have soon(not too many at the moment).

Since I got them either from my brother(lots of thanks to ngah...may Allah accept your amal!!! This is how good deeds flower into more good deeds) or which is currently offline for upgrading, I can't give any links from which to download them. If anyone knows of any sites or blogs where we can download islamic e-books, do share with everyone.

May Allah be pleased with all of us.

Sunday, January 25, 2009

America and Unconventional weapons

OK...Seriously...humour is good but even it must have limits. Anyway I was(am still at the time of writing) searching for materials for my Special Study Module(SSM) under the key word 'unconventional weapons' when I came across this really funny article:

Panel Fears Use of Unconventional Weapon
WASHINGTON — An independent commission has concluded that terrorists will most likely carry out an attack with biological, nuclear or other unconventional weapons somewhere in the world in the next five years unless the United States and its allies act urgently to prevent that.
In a report to be released this week, the Congressionally mandated panel found that with countries like Iran and North Korea pursuing nuclear weapons programs, and with the risk of poorly secured biological pathogens growing, unconventional threats are fast outpacing the defenses arrayed to confront them.
“America’s margin of safety is shrinking, not growing,” the bipartisan panel concluded.
“Unless the world community acts decisively and with great urgency, it is more likely than not that a weapon of mass destruction will be used in a terrorist attack somewhere in the world by the end of 2013,” the report states in the opening sentence of the executive summary.
Several of the recommendations are not new and have been pursued with varying degrees of success by the Bush administration. On Pakistan, for example, the panel urges the Obama administration to work with Pakistan to eliminate that country’s terrorist havens, secure its nuclear and biological materials, counter extremist ideologies and constrain a “nascent nuclear arms race in Asia.”
The commission urges the Obama administration to work to halt the Iranian and North Korean nuclear weapons programs, backing up any diplomatic initiatives with “the credible threat of direct action” — code for military action, a commission official said.
The commission also criticized the administration and Congress for not organizing themselves more effectively to combat the threat of unconventional weapons. The report recommended a single White House-level office or individual responsible for directing the nation’s policy to prevent the spread of unconventional weapons and their possible use by terrorists.

Like the 9/11 Commission, this panel called for overhauling the jurisdiction of the Congressional committee that reviews the proliferation of unconventional weapons. “Congressional oversight is dysfunctional,” the report concluded.
[By: Eric Schmitt, New York Times, 30 November 2008]
Now compare what you've read above with this:
"The Israelis are using a new type of very high explosive weapons which are called Dense Inert Metal Explosive (DIME) and are made out of a tungsten alloy. These weapons have an enormous power to explode."

"these weapons will have a cancer effect on those who survive. They will develop cancer we suspect."
"All that is happening in Gaza here now is against international law, it is against humanity"
"Almost all of the patients we have received have these sever amputations. They seem to have been affected by this kind of weapon. Of course, we have many fragment injuries and burns but those who have got their limbs cut off, constitutes quite a large proportion.
You know we have a lot to do. Palestinian doctors, nurses and paramedics do an incredibly heroic job to save their people. Doctor Eric and I are just a small drip in the ocean, but we learn from them." And then decide where do you stand.
We stand with the people of Palestine whose lives are being destroyed. We stand in solidarity with their struggle.
We stand for humanity against the US-Israeli war criminals.
Michel Chossudovsky, Global Research, January 5, 2009
Well so much for america getting rid of UNCONVENTIONAL WEAPONS.
But seriously...from the advocator of PEACE(?) and the hero of ridding the world of unconventional weapons(?) to the PERPETRATOR and ACCOMPLICE of WAR CRIMES using those very weapons they (supposedly) want to protect humanity against. The world can really turn upside down.
“America’s margin of safety is shrinking, not growing.”
Hmm...America might want to reconsider helping the Israeli zionists out.
After them, gentiles are still gentiles (heck even their own Jewish brothers that don't help out have their lives forfeit)...and gentiles are just worthless dogs.
America's margin of safety keeps shrinking...
Though maybe from a whole other direction.


I was perusing through some discussions in a social network that I belong to when I came across a VERY IMPORTANT topic.
Although I've spread the word to all the e-mail groups I've joined, the gravity of the message was such that I have to spread it through all means available to me. This is the message. Please SPREAD THE WORD as far as you can, even if you already have in the past. A fresh reminder is always needed.

Website islamik yg di buat oleh yahudi, HANTAR KAT MEMBER-Mohon agar pesan ini dapat disebarkan kepada seluruh Saudaramu se-iman !!!Jika tidak...maka seluruh Muslim di dunia bisa saja mendapatkan informasi yang salah dan keliru tentang Islam, untuk itu dimohon agar dapat menyebarkan pesan ini segera setelah membacanya.

Waspadalah terhadap website di bawah ini:

1.http://www. answering-islam. org......

2.http://www. aboutislam. com......

3.http://www. thequran. com......

4.http://www. allahassurance. com......

Semoga Allah merahmati hambanya yang memberi peringatan ini kepada saya, juga kepada anda semua yang menyebarkannya.

Ya Allah...
Hancurkanlah perancangan JAHAT musuh-musuhMU yang melakukan kerosakan di muka bumiMU ini...
Menangkanlah hamba-hambaMu yang benar, yang ikhlas dan bersungguh-sungguh berjuang untuk menegakkan agamaMu.

Friday, January 23, 2009


Assalamualaikum warahmatullahi wabarakaatuh...
To my dearest parents, my cute little brothers(although all of you are taller or on the way to becoming taller than me :p ), my dear friends, and every muslim who have sworn themselves to Allah on the day they declared themselves as muslims.
May all of you be ever in Allahs care...

Why the sudden elaborate greeting?...well...As I was walking here(azeezah station) I suddenly remembered this responsibility of ours as muslims - to spread the love of Islamic brotherhood. The first one to greet his brother is the better one, even though the initial greeting is only sunat whereas replying is wajib. The companions of the Prophet SAW always tried to best each other at being the first to greet his brother.


When I opened my blog just now I found a very interesting comment dropped by one of my friends in hafizh's books.

It was suggested that I put up links to the websites where I download all my ebooks. A very good idea that I didn't think of. InsyaAllah I'll try to do that as soon as possible.

An easier way I think - at least for the USIM Pandan people, is to just get the files from me. I have quite a few Islamic ebooks that I would really love to share with everyone.

Oh...and just for the record :p...I mostly buy my books(or rather, my PARENTS buy them). I have a small library in my room(most of the stuff I 'borrow' from our family library at home). I'd be more than glad to lend anyone these books. The guys are more than welcome to come and have a look, and for the ladies...insyaAllah I'll put up a list of the books I currently have(I returned quite a few to the main library back home when I went back for the GP posting).

Anyway...If anyone wants to see the books...just ask.

Thanks for idea usop.

Tuesday, January 20, 2009

Our greatest weapon

"Nay, Allah is your Protector, and He is The Best of Helpers.

Soon shall We cast terror into the hearts of the unbelievers, for that they joined partners with Allah, for which He sent no authority: their abode will be the fire: and evil is the home of the wrongdoers"

[Surah Aali-Imran 3 : 150-151]

"Those to whom men said: "A great army is gathering against you, so fear them": but it (only) increased their faith: they said: for us Allah sufficeth, and He is the best Guardian".

[Surah Aali-Imran 3 : 173]

Our prayers and our supplications before Allah is the greatest weapon, whether we are at an advantage or at a disadvantage.

"For Allah is He Who gives (all) sustenance - Lord of Power, Steadfast (forever)".

[Surah az-Zaariyaat 51 : 58]

In these hard days - that shall not be over until Palestine (which includes what is now the illegal terrorist state of israel) is once again in our hands, Islam is once again the supreme Guardian of the world - when our brothers and sister in Palestine are being slaughtered by the minute, when we ourselves are being pelterred with ma'siat left and right, let us continue to forward the qunut Nazilah to Allah, The Lord of Power.

May He strengthen us, keep us steadfast on the one accepted path. The path to success or martyrdom.

InsyaAllah a 3 part guide for performing the qunut Nazilah will be published in the next 3 days on hafizh's cie. May Allah Allah accept our efforts and prayers. Ameen.

Monday, January 19, 2009

Damaskus bercucuran air mata

Ketika serangan udara Zionis keatas kota Gaza pertama kali bermula sabtu yang lalu pada 27 Disember 2008 saya menerima e-mail daripada seorang kawan di Damaskus, Syria. Beginilah bunyinya sebahagian isi suratnya:

"Masjid-masjid di seluruh Damaskus basah oleh air mata para jama'ah, ketika para imam menutup rakaat terakhir solat Asar tadi dengan Qunut Nazilah yang menggetarkan. Para imam itu mengangkat tangan ke langit dan berdoa":

"Ya Hayyu Ya Qayyum, Wahai Yang Maha Hidup Yang Maha Memelihara,

Ya Hayyu Ya Qayyum, Wahai Yang Maha Hidup Yang Maha Memelihara,

Ya Hayyu Ya Qayyum, Wahai Yang Maha Hidup Yang Maha Memelihara,

turunkan para Malaikatmu untuk membantu para Mujahidin di Gaza dan Seluruh Palestin, sebagaimana telah kau turunkan ribuan Malaikat di Badar, di Khandaq dan di Tabuk.

Ya Hayyu Ya Qayyum, Wahai Yang Maha Hidup Yang Maha Memelihara,

ringankanlah penderitaan saudara-saudara kami di Gaza, kuatkanlah terus generasi baru dari antara anak-anak mereka, menjadi generasi yang akan membawa kami kepada kejayaan Islam di dalam Jihad fii Sabiilillah.

Ya Hayyu Ya Qayyum, Wahai Yang Maha Hidup Yang Maha Memelihara,

janganlah Kau biarkan kami termasuk orang-orang yang berpangku tangan melihat kezaliman keatas saudara-saudara kami.

Daftarkan nama-nama kami dalam daftar panjang para Mujahidin Mukhlisin dan para Syuhada yang menjemput Syurga-Mu.

Jangan Kau biarkan dunia yang hina ini melingkupi kehidupan kami sampai lupa pada Negeri Akhirat-Mu.

Ya Hayyu Ya Qayyum, Wahai Yang Maha Hidup Yang Maha Memelihara,

anugerahkan kepada kami kesabaran memegang teguh agama-Mu dan wafatkan kami dalam keadaan Muslim."

[Dipetik daripada era - dengan sedikit alih bahasa]

Saturday, January 17, 2009

managing 4 blogs

I'm just starting to promote my blogs and already two of my friends are wondering how I am going to manage 4 blogs...I also wonder :p

I suppose there are people out there who can manage many blogs, but I definitly am not one of them. Seriously even managing a single blog might be troublesome, and I'm still a newbe too.

How am I going to do it?...well...I'm not.

I'm only going to manage 1 blog: hafizh's blog(s).

I like to compartmentalise. It allows me to see things clearer and keeps my goals in sight. The 4 blogs are essentially 1, its just that I've decided to share different things in separate blogs.
I suppose tagging is also OK, but since its just as easy to create 4 separate blogs, I thought: why not.

to make it easier to see which blogs have been updated, I've added a blog list on the side bar with update info.
Anyway to my dearest parents, my cute lil brothers, my beloved family, my treasured friends and anyone dropping by, welcome to hafizh's blogs. I hope that we can all gain something of worth in the Eyes of Allah.

Friday, January 16, 2009

Perkara 5


Di sini kami ingin mengingat dan menegaskan peranan masyarakat dunia dalam membantu mereka dalam isu ini dan kewajipan di segi Syarak yang agama kita mewajibkan ke atas mereka ialah berjihad di jalan Allah dengan erti kata yang sebenar-benarnya, menyumbang bantuan material, melakukan pemboikotan ekonomi, politik dan kebudayaan terhadap Israel dan terhadap negara-negara yang mendokongnya samada di Barat atau Timur, menolak untuk mengadakan hubungan dengannya dalam apa jua bentuk sekalipun. Kami menegaskan bahawa haram berinteraksi dengan badan Zionis ini dan dengan sesiapa yang mendokongnya dalam apa bentuk sekalipun.

Kita wajib berpendirian seperti firman Allah swt bermaksud,

“Dan janganlah kamu merasa hina, dan jangan (pula) merasa sedih sedang kamulah yang paling tinggi sekiranya kamu orang-orang beriman. Jika kamu ditimpa kesakitan, maka (ketahuilah bahawa) mereka juga ditimpa sakit seperti kamu. Demikianlah Kami mempergilirkan hari-hari (turun naik dan suka duka) dikalangan manusia. Dan supaya Allah mengetahui (siapa benar-benar) orang-orang beriman dan supaya Dia mengambil para Syuhadak dari kalangan mereka. Dan Allah tidak suka orang-orang zalim”

(Ali Imran : 139-140).

Menjadi kewajipan sekelian umat Islam agar bersatu dan berhimpun di bawah satu kepimpinan. Setiap dari kalangan mereka menjalankan peranan masing-masing dan meninggalkan segala bentuk perselisihan yang dimurkai Allah yang membantutkan Jihad dijalanNya.

Firman Allah swt bermaksud,

“Dan berpegang tuguhlah kamu dengan tali Allah dan jangan kamu berpecah belah. Dan ingatlah nikmat Allah ke atas kamu ketika kamu dulu bermusuh-musuhan lalu Allah menyatukan hati-hati dan dengan nikmatNya kamu jadi bersaudara”.

(Ali Imran : 103).

Ini adalah kenyataan umum kepada orang ramai. Setiap orang menanggung tanggungjawab masing-masing. Kepada para Mujahideen di Gaza, Palestin dan di mana sahaja bumi Islam yang sedang dijajah, kami katakan kepada mereka bahawa sesungguhnya dengan darah, kamu telah membayar harga Iman, keagungan dan kemuliaan. Oleh itu teguhlah kamu, maralah ke hadapan dan bersabarlah. Allah bersama kamu dan Dia sekali-kali tidak akan mensia-siakan amalan-amalan kamu.

Firman Allah swt bermaksud,

“Orang-orang yang apabila manusia berkata kepada mereka “Sungguh manusia telah menghimpunkan (kekuatan) untuk (memerang) kamu, maka takutkan kamu kepada mereka. (Namun yang jadi sebaliknya) maka bertambah keimanan mereka lalu berkata, ‘Cukuplah kami dengan Allah. Dialah sebaik-baik Pelindung”

(Ali Imran : 173).

Ditandatangani oleh :
1. Dr Muhammad Abdul Mun’im Al-Birri - Ketua Barisan Ulamak Al-Azhar
2. Dr. Nasr Farid Wasil
3. Dr Zaghlul An-Najjar
4. Dr Abdul Sattar Fathullah Said
5. Dr Muhammad Ammarah
6. Dr Al-Fattah Asy-Syeikh
7. Dr Safwat Hijazi
8. Ustaz Asy-Syeikh Jamal Qutb
9. Ustaz As-Syeikh Ahmad Al-Mahlawy
10. Dr Abdul Halim Uwais
11. Dr Mohd Rakfat Uthman
12. Dr Abdullah Barakat
13. Dr Abdullah Samak
14. Ustaz Asy-Syeikh Abu Ishak Al-Huwainy
15. Ustaz Asy-Syeikh Hazim Solah Abu Ismail
16. Ustaz Asy-Syeikh Mohd Jibril
17. Dr Solah Sultan
18. Ustaz Asy-Syeikh Ahmad Halil
19. Dr Mohd As-Soghir
20. Ustaz Asy-Syeikh Saleim Abu Al-Futuh
21. Dr Ahmad Al-Assal
22. Dr Hazim As-Sarsawy
23. Dr Abdul Rahman Foudah
24. Ustaz Asy-Syeikh Mohd Mustafa
25. Dr Hussein Syihatah
26. Dr Solah Harun
27. Ustaz Asy-Syeikh Salamah Abdul Qawiyy
28. Dr Jamal Abdul Hadi
29. Dr Hasan Ubaid
30. Ustaz Asy-Syeikh Mohd Abdul Fattah
31. Dr Ahmad Abu Huzaifah
32. Dr Alak As-Sayyid Abdul Rahim
33. Dr Umar Abdul Aziz
34. Ustaz Asy-Syeikh Rejab Zaki
35. Dr Mazin As-Sarsawy
36. Ustaz Asy-Syeikh Ahmad Sabry
37. Ustaz Asy-Syeikh Ahmad Al-Juhayny
38. Ustaz Asy-Syeikh Muzhir Amin
39. Ustaz Asy-Syeikh Ali Abu Al-Hasan
40. Ustaz Asy-Syeikh Mustafa Al-Azhary

Perkara 4


Mereka yang mengambil jalan Jihad dan Penentangan sebagai jalan mereka, memikul ruh-ruh mereka di atas bahu, menyumbangkan para Syuhadak, harta, mengorbankan apa yang mahal dan bernilai sebagai harga untuk membebaskan bumi ini, sekalipun musuh memiliki kelengkapan ketenteraan canggih dan kekuatan menyerang penuh kejam yang menyerlahkan kebencian membabi buta mereka terhadap setiap orang Islam, mereka itulah dari golongan yang dimenangkan dengan izin Allah. Mereka layak didokong, dibantu dan ditolong.

Sabda Rasulullah saw bermaksud,

“Akan terus ada satu golongan dari umatku yang terus terang di atas kebenaran, menentang musuh-musuh mereka sehingga datang ketentuan Allah sedang mereka masih dalam keadaan demikian. Seseorang Sahabat bertanya, “Dimanakah mereka ya Rasulullah ?”. Baginda saw menjawab, “Di Baitul Maqdis dan di sekeliling Baitul Maqdis”.

(Hadis riwayat Ahmad).

Perkara 3


Jihad dijalan Allah dan Penentangan Bersenjata adalah pilihan yang strategik ke arah mengembalikan bumi yang diceroboh dan hak yang dicuri. Zionis sebenarnya tidak mengetahuii bahasa dalam bentuk perbincangan dan tidak memahami makna Perdamaian. Cara mereka ialah pembunuhan dan melakukan kerosakan di bumi. Oleh itu kami yakin bahawa satu-satunya bahasa yang difahami oleh mereka iala bahasa Jihad dengan segala cara dan jenis.

Jangan dihentikan Jihad melainkan setelah orang Zionis yang terakhir keluar dari bumi Palestin.

Firman Allah swt bermaksud,

“Dan persiapkan (diri kamu dalam) menghadapi mereka (dengan) apa (sahaja) yang kamu mampu dari (bentuk-bentuk) kekuatan, dan dari kuda-kuda yang disiap siaga. Dengan (kekuatan) itu kamu menakutkan musuh Allah dan musuh kamu”


Perkara 2


Zionis Antarabangsa yang berwajahkan Israel adalah manusia yang paling sengit permusuhannya terhadap orang-orang beriman disepanjang sejarah mereka. Telah jelas dan terbukti permusuhan mereka terhadap Allah dan rasul-rasulNya. Merekalah dalang setiap kejahatan, kerosakan, memunkiri perjanjian, menghalalkan perkara-perkara yang diharamkan Allah, khianat dan berdendam terhadap sesiapa sahaja yang berinteraksi dan mendekati mereka.

Sesungguhnya mereka telah menceroboh bumi Palestin dengan mengusir dan membunuh penduduknya yang beragama Islam melalui dokongan berterusan dari Negara-negara Barat yang zalim dan bermusuhan.

Firman Allah swt bermaksud,

“Sungguh kamu akan dapati manusia yang paling sengit permusuhannya terhadap orang-orang beriman ialah orang Yahudi dan orang-orang musyrik”


Zionis Israel ini adalah kumpulan yang menceroboh dan menjajah bumi Palestin. Oleh itu Kebenaran mestilah dikembalikan semula kepada tuannya walau panjang mana berlalunya zaman. Kita tidak redha dan tidak menerima Penjajahan zalim dari puak Zionis ini terhadap Bumi Suci kita.

Perkara 1


Sesungguhnya Palestin yang diberkati Allah swt seperti yang disebut di dalam Al-Quran adalah bumi Islam dalam erti kata yang sebenarnya, Kiblat Pertama, di dalamnya terdapat masjid yang kedua di bina di atas muka bumi, masjid ketiga suci bagi umat Islam dan tempat israk Rasul kita saw. Oleh kerana itu, sesiapa pun tidak boleh mengalah dan menyerahkan walau seinci dari buminya kepada orang-orang bukan Islam.

Firman Allah swt bermaksud,

“Maha suci Tuhan yang mengisrakkan (menggerakkan) hambaNya di waktu malam dari Masjidil haram ke Masjidil Aqsa yang Kami berkati sekelilingnya, agar Kami memperlihatkan kepadanya sebahagian dari tanda-tanda (kekuasaan) Kami”


Palestin: Kenyataan 40 Ulama Al Azhar

[Dipetik daripada HALUANPalestin]

Januari 15 2009,

40 orang ulama' Azhar, Mesir mengeluarkan kenyataan berikut:

Segala puji bagi Allah, Tuhan sekelian alam. Tiada Tuhan selain Dia, Maha Kuat, Maha Penentu, Maha Perkasa, Maha Menguasai, Maha Esa, Maha Menentukan. Di dunia dan di langit ini tiada satu pun yang boleh melemahkanNya. Selawat dan salam ke atas penghulu kita Muhammad, hamba Allah dan RasulNya, imam para Mujahideen dan pemimpin pembukaan wilayah-wilayah Islam.

Sesungguhnya kejadian-kejadian yang berlaku sekarang ini di bumi Islam dan umat Islam, di bumi Gaza, Palestin yang bangkit teguh berdepan dengan pencerobohan dan penyembelihan yang diinkari oleh apa sahaja nilai, akhlak dan kemanusiaan semuanya, mewajibkan kami, sekumpulan para ulamak dan pendakwah di Mesir, menandatangani Kenyataan Umum ini sebagai mengemukakan pandangan kami, tanggungjawab kami di depan Allah swt dan menjelaskannya kepada orang ramai...

Lihat Post seterusnya...

Wednesday, January 14, 2009


From Khalid Amayreh in Occupied East Jerusalem

Israeli Prime Minister has stopped short of saying that Israel controls the US government. Speaking to the Israeli media this week, Olmert said he had asked President Bush to order Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice to abstain in a key UN vote on the Israeli genocidal onslaught in the Gaza Strip.

“She was left shamed. A resolution that she prepared and arranged, and in the end she didn’t vote in favor,” said Olmert, bragging about “our clout and influence” in the US .

“We didn’t want her to vote in favor of the resolution. And this is what we eventually got.”
Olmert said he demanded rather aggressively to talk to President Bush and when Bush was on the phone, he told him to order Rice not to vote for the resolution.

“I said ‘get me President Bush on the phone.’ They said he was in the middle of giving a speech in Philadelphia . I said I didn’t care. I need to talk to him now. He got off the podium and spoke to me.

“I told him the US could not vote in favor. It cannot vote in favor of such a resolution. He (Bush) immediately called the Secretary of State and told her not to vote in favor.”

However, a State Department spokesperson has been quoted as denying Olmert’s claim.

“Mr. Olmert is wrong,” the official said.
“Even if everything had gone according to plan, she would have abstained. That was the plan,” said the official. “Israel does not make US policy.”

In 2001, an acrimonious argument reportedly erupted during the Israeli cabinet weekly session between then Israeli Prime Minister Ariel Sharon and then foreign Minister Shimon Peres during which Sharon reportedly yelled at Peres, saying: "Don't worry about American pressure, we control America."

Peres reportedly warned Sharon that refusing to heed incessant American requests for a cease-fire with the Palestinians would endanger Israeli interests and turn the US against Israel.

At this point, a furious Sharon turned toward Peres, saying:

"Every time we do something you tell me America will do this and will do that . . . I want to tell you something very clear:

“Don't worry about American pressure on Israel. We, the Jewish people, control America, and the Americans know it."

Peres and other cabinet ministers reportedly warned Sharon against saying what he said in public, because "It would cause us a public relations disaster."

Israeli sources denied the story.

[Article taken from Palestine-info]

Tuesday, January 13, 2009

memories of the sun

The GP clinic that I'm attached to has a break from 1 pm to 2.30 pm, so every day at one o'clock sharp(I'm very punctual when it comes to breaks) I'd leave the comfortable air-conditioned room where I practice/study, into the blazing afternoon sun to the car(which is usually pretty far since parking spots are hard to get) and then drive home for lunch and zohor prayers.

Every (week) day for the past two weeks I meet the sun when it's at it's best(read: hottest and brightest). Well...not that I don't see it every day, but I usually find a reason to stay out of the afternoon sun (skin cancer!), plus it's been (very) sunny throughout my GP posting (don't talk about rain, I don't even see clouds!). So you can imagine if I've developed a greater respect for our star.

One day, as my brain was being fried by the afternoon sun, an old memory came back to me...

A memory of the sun...

It was one of those times that I was forced to bear the afternoon sun...stomach calls...I walked in the shades as much as I could(which in Ampang isn't much). I was walking under some trees, thinking that I was protected from the bright and hot rays when a wind came and parted the branches, and I found myself looking directly at the sun.

Obviously I instantly diverted my sight, but then every other part of my skin that was exposed to the sun felt like it was being boiled.

A thought came to me then:

This is the sun at 8.3 light minutes (149 600 000 km) from the Earth. What is it going to be like on the Day of Reckoning when the sun is only a spans(jengkal) distance from our head?

And another thought came as I pondered the first:

The sun even after being weakened by distance and Earths atmosphere can force me to lower my head. What then of The Creator of the sun, and of countless other 'suns' some far brighter and hotter than our own. Does obeisance then not belong to Him alone?

The only meaning to life is in servitude to Allah.

Wednesday, January 7, 2009

Parking spot

Looking at my watch I knew that I had almost no chance of getting a parking spot. The clinic that I am attached to is located in a very busy place. Just a few minutes makes all the difference. Well...I was about to learn that all it takes is a few seconds...

As I thought all the parking lots were full. Even the roadside with the yellow line staring at everyone as clear as day was lined with cars and motor bikes, and trucks and lorries that don't look like they were going to be moving any time soon. Well it's not like we Malaysians ever really cared much for such petty details. And theres even a police station glaring down at the road. I often wonder how everyone was getting away with it all.

Anyhow I was already as pessimistic as I can get about getting a parking spot, but I went to look anyway, just in case...and out of the blue the imposssible happened. A car actually vacated a parking lot just as I passed.

Alhamdulillah. A gift from Allah no doubt.

I drove some way ahead to turn around at a petrol station. It wouldn't take more than a few seconds to turn around and take the parking spot. And as it was already way past 9, all the office workers should already be in. There shouldn't be anyone coming to take that one precious spot right - WRONG.

Those mere few moments was all it took for someone to come in an snugly park their car in that one spot I was aiming for. To make it more ironic, they did it right in front of my eyes. Well...they signaled to go in before I did, so it was rightfully theirs. Just a few seconds late. What could I do, it just wasn't meant for me.

But I thought then as I glanced sadly at that one precious parking spot that could have been mine:

Is this not how all of Allahs gifts are? Not ours by default.

I felt most strongly then about the most precious of gifts - the gift of Iman. If we do not 'take' it, if we do not appreciate it, then Allah can always fill the slot in with others, and it will only be our loss.

May Allah give strength to those pure souls who have given their selves to the service of Allah, as did the du'aat before us, as did the companions before them, as did Rasulullah SAW and the prophets before that.

Monday, January 5, 2009

Bangunlah hai pemuda

'Bangunlah hai pemuda'. One of my earlier works. I hope it will be of benefit to everyone, and is accepted as an act of servitude by The One and Only That I serve. I have published it in hafizh's CIE.