Thursday, December 3, 2009

News Update from Abg Aril

Salam semua,

1) Wan Konte adik nenek telah meninggal dunia 3/12/09 sebelum isyak. Al-Fatihah.

2) Mari kita doakan keselamatan Uncle Menit & Autie Janiah di Mekah. Dikhabarkan Uncle Menit warded kerana paru-paru berair.


Wednesday, November 11, 2009

A good Article from Kak Siti - The Mayonnaise Jar

When things in your life seem, almost too much to handle, When 24 Hours in a day is not enough, Remember the mayonnaise jar and 2 cups of coffee.

A professor stood before his philosophy class And had some items in front of him.
When the class began, wordlessly,He picked up a very large and empty mayonnaise jar
and proceeded to fill it with golf balls.

He then asked the students, if the jar was full. They agreed that it was.

The professor then picked up a box of pebbles and poured them into the jar. He shook the jar lightly.The pebbles rolled into the open Areas between the golf balls.

He then asked the students again if the jar was full. They agreed it was.

The professor next picked up a box of sand and poured it into the jar. Of course, the sand filled up everything else. He asked once more if the jar was full. The students responded with a unanimous 'yes.'

The professor then produced two cups of coffee from under the table and poured the entire contents into the jar, effectively filling the empty space between the sand. The students laughed.

'Now,' said the professor, as the laughter subsided, 'I want you to recognize that this jar represents your life. The golf balls are the important things - family,
children, health, Friends, and Favorite passions – Things that if everything else was lost and only they remained, Your life would still be full.

The pebbles are the other things that matter like your job, house, and car.

The sand is everything else --The small stuff.

'If you put the sand into the jar first,' He continued, 'there is no room for the pebbles or the golf balls. The same goes for life.

If you spend all your time and energy on the small stuff, You will never have room for the things that are important to you.


Pay attention to the things that are critical to your happiness. Play With your children. Take time to get medical checkups. Take your partner out to dinner.

There will always be time to clean the house and fix the disposal.

'Take care of the golf balls first -- The things that really matter.
Set your priorities. The rest is just sand.'

One of the students raised her hand and inquired what the coffee represented.

The professor smiled.. 'I'm glad you asked'.

It just goes to show you that no matter how full your life may seem, there's always room for a couple of cups of coffee with a friend.'

Please share this with other "Golf Balls" I just did.......

Monday, November 9, 2009

Kenduri Mengerjakan Haji


Kepada semua,

Dengan segala suka citanya dimaklumkan Uncle Menit dan Auntie Janiah akan mengerjakan haji tahun ini. Suatu kenduri akan diadakan pada 10/11/09 jam 8mlm.

Harap semua dapat datang untuk mendoakan keselamatan pakcik dan makcik kita.


Sunday, October 4, 2009

Open house Pak Andak - 10/10/09


Dear all,

Pak Andak is having his annual Raya Open House on 10/10/09. All are invited.

Also I have been informed that Pak Lang will also have his annual Raya Open House on 17/10/09.


Email me your raya pictures


Dear all, please email me your raya pictures... also Cik Nor email me the picture with the uncles, aunts and cousins during your wedding.

Email to mdrezalka[at]


Friday, September 18, 2009

Selamat menjalani pembedahan


Sdr Etong selamat menjalani pembedahan pada 17.9.09 di Hospital Putrajaya.


Cahaya mata baru


Sukacita dimaklumkan Sdr Citan telah mendapat cahaya mata baru pada 16.9.09. Muhammad Ariff Asyraf.


Sunday, September 13, 2009

Lailatul Qadr (Artikel Penyegar Fikiran Siri 007)

The Night of Power,

The Night of Power is full of blessings, because the Noble Qur’an descended on this night. The Qur’an is peace in itself. It distinguishes between the good and evil and shows to the way of peace and the eternal joy for all humanity. Being this thus, the night in which this Divine Book was sent down is worthy of great esteem. The Qur’an says:

“Surely We revealed it [the Holy Quran] on the grandest night. And what will make you comprehend what the grandest night. The grandest night is better than a thousand months. The angels and Gabriel descend in it by the permission of their Lord for every affair. Peace onto it until the break of the morning.” (97:1-5)

On the Night of Power, pray to God with all your heart and He will definitely respond to all your prayers. During this night, as quoted in the above-mentioned verse, the angels and the celestial spirit (Gabriel alaihis-salaam) descends. Its proximity to the Earth gives to a spiritual brightness to the hearts and souls of the believers. The Prophet (SAW) on this night spend time in oration and adoration of God. To that they spend his night in oration, the unimaginable experience joy, a deep feeling of great pleasure, like result of immense celestial blessings in tonight.

Recite the Qur’an, look for the pardon of Allah and pray for the good of this world, as well as in the next.

Berikut merupakan kehebatan Malam Al-Qadr:

1) Malam berkat yang di turunkan padanya Al-Quran.
2) Di tuliskan pada malam tersebut “qadar” atau ketetapan bagi hidup, mati, gembira, rezeki, sihat, sakit dan apa jua berkaitan qadar manusia dan destinasi mereka pada tahun itu.
3) Malam ini terlebih baik dari seribu bulan untuk beribadat.
4) Pada malam itu, turunnya para Malaikat dan Ruh (Jibrail as).
5) Malam itu juga disebutkan sebagai malam yang sejahtera.
6) Diampunkan dosa terdahulu bagi sesiapa yang menghidupkannya dengan iman, ikhlas dan mengharap redha Allah

Ucapan Selamat Hari Raya dari Sdr Etong


Etong & Quswa sekeluarga mengucapkan Selamat Hari Raya dan memohon maaf kepada semua.

Thursday, August 20, 2009

Some measures to prevent HINI

Dear all,

An email form my friend...hope this helps....

Tamiflu does not kill but prevents H1N1 from further proliferation till
the virus limits itself in about 1-2 weeks (its natural cycle). H1N1, like
other Influenza A viruses, only infects the upper respiratory tract and
proliferates (only) there. The only portals of entry are the nostrils and
mouth/ throat. In a global epidemic of this nature, it's almost impossible
not coming into contact with H1N1 in spite of all precautions. Contact
with H1N1 is not so much of a
problem as proliferation is.

While you are still healthy and not showing any symptoms of H1N1
infection, in order to prevent proliferation, aggravation of symptoms and
development of secondary infections, some very simple steps - not fully
highlighted in most official communications - can be practiced (instead of
focusing on how to stock N95 or Tamiflu):

1. Frequent hand-washing (well highlighted in all official communications).

2. "Hands-off-the-face" approach. Resist all temptations to touch any part
of face (unless you want to eat, bathe or slap).

3. Gargle twice a day with warm salt water (use Listerine if you don't
trust salt). H1N1 takes 2-3 days after initial infection in the throat/
nasal cavity to proliferate and show characteristic symptoms. Simple
gargling prevents proliferation. In a way, gargling with salt water has
the same effect on a healthy individual that Tamiflu has on an infected
one. Don't underestimate this simple, inexpensive and powerful
preventative method.

4. Similar to 3 above, clean your nostrils at least once every day with
warm salt water. Not everybody may be good at Jala Neti or Sutra Neti
(very good Yoga asanas to clean nasal cavities), but blowing the nose hard
once a day and swabbing both nostrils with cotton buds dipped in warm salt
water is very effective in bringing down viral population.

5. Boost your natural immunity with foods that are rich in Vitamin C (Amla
and other citrus fruits). If you have to supplement with Vitamin C
tablets, make sure that it also has Zinc/bioflavonoids to boost

6. Drink as much of warm liquids as you can. Drinking warm liquids has the
same effect as gargling, but in the reverse direction. They wash off
proliferating viruses from the throat into the stomach where they cannot
survive, proliferate or do any harm.

All these are simple ways to prevent, within means of most households, and
certainly much less painful than to wait in long queues outside public

I do hope, this information could be passed on to one and all, for a
healthy and H1N1 free environment.

With regards


Sunday, August 16, 2009


Tahniah Ana...



Tahniah Easbah....


Friday, August 14, 2009

Alhamdulillah...Uncle Menit selamat menjalani pembedahan


From Etong:

unc menit selamat menjalani pembedahan tukar bateri baru pada 13/8/09 khamis jam 8 pagi di ijn kl..dijangka hari ni die kuar wad..

Tuesday, August 11, 2009

Jemputan kenduri di rumah Pak Andak

Salam semua,

Semua dijemput ke kenduri di rumah Pak Andak pada 16 Ogos 2009 (Ahad) bermula jam 12 tengah hari.


Thursday, July 23, 2009

Bidang tugas majlis perkahwinan Saudari Nor Saadah binti Bahar


A message from Wan Bahar regarding the above coming event.




Sebelum 7:30 pm – Ketibaan ahli keluarga and saudara mara. Sembahyang Maghrib di rumah tuan rumah, surau berdekatan atau di Masjid Ar-Rahimiah.

7:30 – 8:00 pm – Ketibaan Rombongan Lelaki and para jemputan. Expected arrival of Tok Kadi.


a) Traffic Controller: Uncle Hadi (lead), Bad, Amin.

NOTE: Additional support from available cousins.

b) Meyambut Tetamu: Abg Amai & Kak Normah (Lead), Abg Amir & Kak Win and /or any available married cousins husband & wife.

8.00 pm – Majlis Bermula.

Wan sebagai a) Pengaturcara Majlis memberi kata-kata aluan sebagai menyambut tetamu.

Pak Long akan dijemput bagi memulakan majlis.

NOTE: Prepare microphone if available.

8:30 pm (atau selepas tamat akad nikah) – Exchange of Hantaran. Majlis Batal air sembahyang. Para jemputan dijemput menjamu selera. Seating is free and easy.

Pasangan pengantin akan beredar untuk bersiap bagi majlis menrenjis/bersalaman. Majlis merenjis/bersalaman akan dimulakan apabila pengantin sudah bersedia.


a) Penyambut Hantaran Lelaki: Kak Normah (Lead), Kak Juju,, Siti, Fitria Lestari, Yang, Maryam, Linda, Wana, Akmal, Siti Norhayati

b) Penyampai Hantaran Perempuan: Same as above with addition of Elisa & Anisa

NOTE: All hantaran to be to secured in Mak Uda's room. Kak Normah and Kak Juju to be focal point.

c) Pemberian Bunga Telur/ Pulut Kuning – Diana & Izzati

d) Pemberian Cenderahati untuk para Tetamu – Kak Mimi (Lead), Cik Atan's daughters, Tati, Nurul, Sara

e) Flower Girl/Boys – Balqis Mardhiyya, Lily Maryam, Umar Zafran

10:30 pm – Majlis tamat. Para Jemputan bersurai

Install pancang/directions signs for tomorrow's events – Sanca (lead), Wan, Citan, Wan Pak Andak and/or available cousins


Thursday, July 16, 2009

Majlis Akad Nikah & Perkahwinan Saudari Nor Saadah binti Bahar


"Kepada sepupu-sepupu dan keluarga, bagi pihak Pak Uda dan keluarga, semua di jemput bagi memeriahkan lagi majlis perkahwinan Nor Saadah binti Bahar pada tarikh 2 Ogos 2009 (Ahad) bertempat di rumah Pak Uda di Klang. Semua juga di jemput bagi menghadiri majlis akad nikah pada malam 1 Ogos 2009."

Dari Wan Bahar

Monday, July 6, 2009

I thought this would be interesting - 40th Anniversary Man on the Moon


Come July 20 2009, it would be exactly 40 years since man set foot on the moon.

On the 25th May 1961 President John F Kennedy told Congress: "I believe that this nation should commit itself, before this decade is out, to the goal of landing a man on the Moon and returning him safely to Earth." --- A lot can be learnt from this!!!

Had NASA not been put under pressure to meet Kennedy's deadline, they would have chosen a far different approach to land a man on the Moon than the one used. It was originally hoped to do it stage by stage using a permanent Earth orbiting station that would make future flights a lot easier, but instead had to settle for a 'one time' system to meet the deadline. With the new system going from launch pad, to orbit, to the Moon and back, using disposable components, it was possible to achieve within the time frame, but it meant each mission was a 'one off' and contributed nothing towards the overall mission plan that could be used by following Moon flights.

"Journey Of A Million Miles Begins With Single Step"

Yours truly,


Wednesday, June 10, 2009

A good laugh -via email from bad

The Colonoscopy

All the organs of the body were having a meeting,
trying to decide who was the one in charge.

'I should be in charge,' said the brain,
'Because I run all the body's systems, so without me nothing would happen.'

'I should be in charge,' said the blood ,
'because I circulate oxygen all over so without me you'd all waste away.'

'I should be in charge,' said the stomach ,
'because I process food and give all of you energy.'

'I should be in charge,' said the legs,
'because I carry the body wherever it needs to go.'

'I should be in charge,' said the eyes,
'Because I allow the body to see where it goes.'

'I should be in charge,' said the rectum,
'Because I'm responsible for waste removal.'

All the other body parts laughed at the rectum and insulted him, so in a huff, he shut down tight. Within a few days, the brain had a terrible headache, the stomach was bloated, the legs got wobbly, the eyes got watery, and the blood was toxic.

They all decided that the rectum should be the boss.

The Moral of the story?

You don't need to be brainy to be a boss, just be an ass hole, he is usually the one in charge!

Wednesday, June 3, 2009

Gambar Din & Eza @ Surrey

Salam semua,

As requested by visitors to this blog, we are publishing recent pictures of Eza and her family during last winter. Those who wish to publish their latest photos can do so by emailing the blogmaster mdrezalka[at]


Rumah Atuk on Google Map


This link was provided by Uncle Metoi. TQ

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Wednesday, May 27, 2009

Sultan Muhammad Al-Fatih - The Animation Series

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Hari ini - 546 tahun yang silam (Artikel Penyegar Fikiran Siri 006)

Bagaimana Sultan Muhammad al-Fatih bebaskan Kota Istanbul

Hari ini, 546 tahun yang silam, Muhammad bin Murad melukir satu sejarah dengan menawan kota yang sangat kuat pertahanannya - Konstantinapole.

Tulisan ini cuba melihat bagaimana seorang pemimpin seperti Muhamad Murad yang kemudiannya diberikan gelaran Muhammad Al Fatih, telah berjaya dilahirkan. Adakah di sana satu metod tertentu untuk mencetak pemimpin seperti beliau dan bagaimanakah cara untuk berbuat demikian.

Peribadi dan kepimpinan Muhammad Al Fatih menunjukkan beliau mempunyai ciri berikut;

a. Asuhan dan disiplin Islam yang kuat
b. Mempunyai matlamat hidup yang ingin dijayakan c. Kehendak yang kuat
d. Sabar dan ketahanan ruhani yang kuat
e. Pengetahuan dan kemahiran yang diperlukan untuk misinya, atau mendapatkan bantuan pakar dalam bidang masing-masing bagi tujuan melengkapkan skil berkenaan
f. Ibadah dan pergantungan yang kuat dengan Pencipta

Sebelum isu ini dikupas lebih lanjut, kita tinjau dulu bentuk pertahanan Kota Konstantinapole itu sendiri yang sangat menakjubkan;

Kota ini berbentuk tiga segi. Dua bahagian kota menghadap laut iaitu Selat Bosporus dan Laut Marmara. Bahagian daratan dilingkungi oleh sebuah benteng yang sangat kukuh;

a. Bahagian luar kota dilingkungi oleh sebuah parit besar. Dalamnya 10 meter dan lebarnya 60 meter
b. Ada dua tembok iaitu tembok luar dan tembok dalam. Tembok luar sahaja setinggi 25 kaki dan setebal 10 meter
c. Tembok dalam pula setinggi 40 kaki tinggi dan 15 meter tebal
d. Terdapat menara kawalan sepanjang tembok dalam dengan ketinggian 60 meter!
e. Terdapat 400 batalion tentera terlatih mengawal tembok ini sepanjang masa

Dengan kedudukan pertahanan seperti itu, hampir mustahil untuk tembok ini dicerobohi.

Di bahagian laut pula, terdapat rintangan rantai besi yang kuat diletakkan di Selat Bosporus yang digunakan untuk menghalang kapal-kapal melepasinya.

Konstantinapole telah menjadi ibu kota Empayar Bizantin untuk berkurun-kurun dan dikenali sebagai kota yang paling makmur dan terkaya di Eropah. Ia terletak di pertemuan antara Asia dan Eropah dan Laut Mediterranean dan Laut Hitam. Justeru, ia sangat strategik baik dari segi perdagangan mahupun geo politik.

Sejak Rasulullah s.a.w mengungkapkan bahawa nanti Kota penting ini akhirnya akan jatuh di tangan seorang pemerintah yang terbaik, memimpin tentera yang terbaik sepanjang zaman, telah banyak percubaan dibuat untuk menawan kota ini, namun tidak berjaya. Sahabat seperti Abu Ayub al Ansari juga telah berusaha dan mereka telah mengepung kota ini selama tujuh tahun, tetapi masih gagal.

Hanya 800 tahun selepas sabda Nabi yang Mulia itu, sabda yang menakjubkan ini menjadi kenyataan. Sultan Muhammad bin Murad yang kemudian lebih masyhur dengan gelaran Sultan Muhammad al Fatih telah memulakan pengepungan ke atas Konstantinapole pada hari Khamis, 5 April 1453 dan berjaya membuka kota ini pada 29 Mei 1453, hari tulisan ini dipostkan.

Sungguhpun pengepungan ini berlangsung selama hampir dua bulan sahaja, program penaklukan ini telah berjalan lama!

Ia bermula apabila bapa Sultan Muhammad Al Fatih, Sultan Murad memilih guru-guru yang terpilih untuk mendidik anak raja ini, yang waktu itu, se orang anak yang nakal.

Sejak berumur sembilan tahun, Sultan Muhammad telah mengalami pendidikan disiplin yang ketat. Rasa bebas dan nakal sebagai anak raja yang masih kecil mula berakhir apabila bapa baginda memberikan kebebasan kepada guru-guru beliau untuk membentuk dan mendidik Muhammad.

Rotan turut digunakan oleh gurunya untuk mendisiplinkan anak ini. Dalam satu kejadian, Muhammad telah sengaja dirotan dengan teruknya tanpa sebarang kesalahan yang dilakukan oleh beliau.

Tujuan guru beliau berbuat demikian ialah untuk membentuk perasaan belas kasihan dan sikap adil dan saksama dalam jiwa bakal Sultan ini. Supaya nanti baginda dapat mengambil keputusan berpaksikan keadilan dan memahami perasaan orang-orang yang tidak diperlakukan dengan adil!

Sultan Muhammad dibimbing untuk menghafal al-Qur'an. Dilatih untuk sembahyang malam. Dibentuk menjadi wara' dan zuhud. Diasuh mencintai ilmu dan ulama'. Mempunyai budi pekerti yang baik dan perasaan yang halus. Keunggulan pendidikan keruhanian Sultan Muhammad ternyata apabila baginda akan dilantik menggantikan bapanya secara rasmi sebagai pemerintah Kesultanan Uthmaniah, beliau menangis teresak-esak.

Gurunya lah yang telah mengarahkan beliau menerima tanggungjawab itu atas hujah bahawa seorang berkaliber seperti beliau wajib memikul amanah ummah dan itu jihad dan ibadah yang lebih besar.

Pendidikan Sultan Muhammad di istana baginda hampir komprehensif. Sebagai bakal raja dalam persekitaran Eropah dan pusat perdagangan dan diplomatik, baginda dapat berbahasa lebih dari lima bahasa.

Sudah tentu baginda fasih dalam bahasa Arab.

Baginda juga diajar matapelajaran sejarah, geografi dan astronomi. Pakar ketenteraan juga diundang untuk memberikan pendedahan ketenteraan kepada beliau.

Lama sebelum program pembebasan Konstantinapole dimulakan, Muhammad al-Fateh telah berbincang dengan pakar sejarah dan ketenteraan mengenai sebab-sebab kegagalan ekpedisi penawanan Konstantinapole sebelum ini.

Apa rahsia kekuatan pertahanan kota itu dianalisis. Bagaimanakah caranya untuk mengatasi halangan-halangan itu juga dibincangkan.

Dari perbincangan itu, antara lain mereka mengenal pasti hal berikut;

a. Dinding tembok itu terlalu tebal dan pada waktu itu belum ada teknologi yang boleh meruntuhkannya. Sultan Muhammad telah mengarahkan dicari satu teknologi yang boleh meruntuhkan tembok itu.

Tentera baginda akhirnya berjaya mencipta meriam yang paling canggih dengan bantuan seorang pakar senjata bangsa Hungary yang telah diculik dari kurungan dalam penjara Konstantinapole dengan mengorek lubang bawah tanah yang dalam dan panjang!.

Berat setiap meriam ciptaan baru ini ialah 700 pauns! Ia perlu ditarik oleh 100 ekor kuda dan seratus orang tentera. Bila diletupkan, bunyinya boleh didengar sejauh 13 batu! Setiap tembakannya akan menyebabkan tembok yang kuat berlubang seluas enam kaki. Nah! Benteng besar itu sekarang telah menemui ruasnya.

b. Rantai besi yang kuat yang dirintangi menghalang laluan kapal. Ia menghalang bantuan dan pergerakan melalui laut.

Sultan Muhammad telah mencipta satu plan luar biasa mengatasi halangan ini. Ia adalah antara rekod sejarah yang menakjubkan dari segi kreativiti dan kekuatan keinginan seorang pemimpin. Baginda mengarahkan pembinaan kapal di daratan. Dibuat pada sebelah malam supaya tidak disedari oleh musuh.

Mesti disiapkan dalam masa yang singkat. Kapal ini diluncurkan dari daratan sejauh 5km ke lautan dengan meletakkannya tergelunsur di atas batang-batang kayu yang telah diatur dan telah diminyakkan untuk melicinkan perjalanan kapal-kapal itu.

Pada masa yang telah ditetapkan, kapal-kapal ini dilancarkan dari daratan dan muncul di depan Kota Konstantinapole sebelah lautan dengan melepasi rantai besi yang telah terpasang! Ia memeranjatkan tentera musuh. 400 kapal musuh terbakar dan serangan dari lautan berjalan serentak dengan pengepungan sebelah daratan.

c. Lazimnya bila tentera sampai di pantai menghadap Kota ini, mereka terdedah kepada serangan musuh kerana kawasan yang terbuka dan jika sekiranya satu benteng pertahanan mengelakkan serangan hendak dibina, ia memakan masa selama setahun.

Sultan Muhammad telah mengarahkan benteng pertahanan menghadap tembok kota Konstantinapole itu dibina dalam masa tiga bulan dengan menggunakan segala teknik pembinaan semasa yang canggih.

Benteng Rumeli Hissari dibina di tebing sebelah Eropah, lebih kurang 5 batu dari Kota Konstantinople di mana Selat Bosphorus adalah yang paling sempit. Ia dibina bertentangan dengan Benteng Anadolu Hisar di tebing sebelah Asia yang telah dibina oleh Sultan Bayazid Yildirim dahulu.

Ia memang berjaya disiapkan seperti direncanakan.

Dari mana kekuatan keinginan seorang pemimpin ini diperolehi oleh Sultan Muhammad?

Gurunya bukan sekadar menyuntikkan kekuatan ruhani kepada bakal Sultan in, tetapi juga telah menyuntik sikap terbuka terhadap teknik dan teknologi baru yang diperlukan untuk misi mereka. Mereka juga menyuntik sikap berminda strategik dan kreatif.

Sultan Muhammad dapat menganalisis dengan tepat permasaalahan dan mencari jalan penyelesaian terhadap setiap permasalahan itu secara praktikal sebelum melancarkan misinya.

Tetapi yang paling penting, sejak kecil lagi guru-guru baginda telah membentuk minda baginda untuk merasakan dirinya lah yang disebutkan oleh Rasulullah s.a.w sebagai raja terbaik yang memimpin tentera terbaik yang akan dapat membebaskan Konstantinbapole.

Sasaran, visi dan misi yang jelas, yang disuntikkan ke dalam minda baginda ternyata berkesan. Dari kecil, Sultan Muhammad mengimpikan bagindalah pembebas itu!

Baginda bergerak selari dengan impian ini. Akhirnya, ia adalah sebuah kenyataan.

Dari sudut kepimpinan, bapa baginda seorang yang berpandangan jauh. Sejak umur 14 tahun, Muhammad telah diminta menguruskan empayar dengan alasan, bapanya ingin menumpukan kepada ibadah.

Namun, dalam dua keadaan kritikal, bapa baginda pulang semula untuk memimpin Kerajaan Uthmaniah. Selepas ancaman kritikal itu diatasi, Muhammad diberikan peluang untuk menguruskan semula empayar yang sedang berkembang itu.

Melalui pendedahan berbentuk bimbingan ini, Muhammad terlatih menjadi pemimpin yang berkualiti.

Ditambah, sepanjang hayat baginda, guru-guru baginda yang menjadi rujukan keruhanian dan kebijaksanaan, sentiasa bersama baginda. Hatta, ketika pengepungan kota itu berlangsung, gurunya mengimamkan solat hajat semua tentera Sultan Muhammad.

Melihat 150,000 tentera Islam berbaris rapi untuk bersolat di luar kota itu, cukup untuk menakutkan musuh yang sedang berkawal dalam kota!

Pada hari pembukaan Kota Kontantinapole yang bersejarah itu, Sultan Muhammad bersujud syukur.

Sepanjang kempen, baginda tidak putus-putus mengarahkan tenteranya bertakbir dan melaungkan slogan-slogan bersemangat, termasuk motivasi berasaskan hadis Nabi bahawa Konstantinapole akan dibebaskan oleh tentera yang terbaik dan merekalah tentera terbaik yang dijanjikan oleh Nabi itu.

Pada kali pertama solat Jumaat hendak didirikan di dalam Kota Konstantinapole yang baru sahaja dibebaskan, timbul pertanyaan siapa yang layak menjadi imam solat Jumaat yang pertama itu.

Baginda memerintahkan kesemua tenteranya termasuk dirinya berdiri dan diikuti pertanyaan: "Siapa di antara kita sejak baligh hingga sekarang pernah meninggalkan solat fardhu walau sekali sila duduk!".

Tiada seorang pun yang duduk, kerana tidak seorang pun di antara mereka pernah meninggalkan solat fardhu.

Pertanyaan seterusnya, "Siapa di antara kita yang sejak baligh hingga kini pernah meninggalkan solat sunat rawatib sila duduk!".

Sebahagian daripada tenteranya duduk. Kemudian Baginda bertitah, "Siapa di antara kamu sejak baligh hingga ke saat ini pernah meninggalkan solat tahajjud walaupun satu malam, sila duduk!".

Kali ini semuanya duduk, kecuali baginda sendiri sahaja yang tetap berdiri! Subhaanallah!

Baginda tidak pernah meninggalkan solat fardhu, Solat Sunat Rawatib dan Solat Tahajud sejak baligh. Tepatlah janji Rasulullah s.a.w dan kota ini kemudian bertukar nama kepada Istanbul.

Sekarang, marilah kita mengenali secara ringkas guru-guru yang berjasa besar membentuk Sultan Muhammad.

Pertama, Ahmad 'ibn Ismail Al-Kori:

Guru istimewa ini menunjukkan role model kepada Sultan Muhammad. Seorang yang wara', tidak menyembah Sultan sama seperti orang lain memberikan tunduk hormat, memanggil nama Sultan dan kerabat mereka dengan nama mereka masing-masing tanpa sebarang panggilan gelaran, Bersalaman dengan mereka tanpa mencium tangan mereka. Sepanjang Ramadhan, Sultan Muhammad menghadhiri kelas mentafsir ayat-ayat Al Qur'an yang diadakan di istana baginda selepas solat zuhur, dengan guru-guru yang bersilih ganti.

Ahmad ibn Ismail lah yang mengajarkan Al Qur'an, hukum-hukum agama dan kepatuhan padanya. Ia juga membentuk rasa takwa dalam jiwa Sultan Muhammad dengan berbagai cara, termasuk nasihat-nasihat yang berkaitan dengan tugas pemerintah.

Kedua ialah Sheikh Muhammad bin Hamzah al-Rrouhy, lebih dikenali sebagai Ba'q Shamsuddin. Beliau meninggalkan kesan yang sangat mendalam terhadap keperibadian Sultan Muhammad.

Beliau telah menginspirasikan Sultan MUhammad meningkatn aktiviti dakwah dan keislaman di bawah Empayar Othmaniah sebagai satu cara memperkuatkan empayar tersebut.

Beliaulah yang paling giat meyakinkan Sultan Muhammad bahawa beliau adalah raja terpilih seperti yang dimaksudkan oleh Rasulullah s.a.w dalam sabdanya itu.

Selain mengajarkan teras-teras ilmu Islam, Shamsuddin juga bertanggungjawab mengajar sains, matematik, sejarah, strategi perang, astronomi dan lain-lain.

Beliaulah yang telah merotan Muhammad di masa kecil tanpa sebab. Beliaulah yang mententeramkan Sultan Muhammad yang menangis kerana enggan menjadi raja. Beliaulah yang telah ditanya oleh Sultan Muhammad samada beliau boleh bersara selepas lama memerintah kerana ingin menumpukan kepada ibadah tetapi dijawab, ibadah sebagai Sultan yang adil adalah lebih berharga lagi.

Shamsuddin meletakkan insipirasi dalam dada Sultan, memberikan baginda tujuan dan misi pemerentahan yang jelas dan bersama baginda sehingga cita-cita itu tercapai.

Kerana itu lah, beliau dikenali sebagai Penakluk Ruhani Konstantinapole. Guru yang merancang lahirnya seorang pemimpin dan terukirnya sebuah sejarah. Insan pada sisi lain Sultan Muhammad al-Fatih.

Monday, May 18, 2009

Beberapa makluman dari sitibahrin


Beberapa info menarik dari sitibahrin yang boleh dibaca di chatbox berkenaan amalan semasa musim penyakit berjangkit ni:

1) kurangkan pergi ke shopping kompleks sama anak2 kecil
2) kurangkan mandi disungai2
3) especially lps hujan di takuti ada tmpt2 yg dilalui kencing tikus...boleh sbbkan radang otak..not just to small kids but adults too..
4) cuti2 ni dont encourage your children jump into swimming pools.. kalau terdesak sgt bli jer kolam n isilah air masa nak mandi..
5) kurangkan eating in aircon eateri
6) kalau nak pi pasar mlm dont bring your kids along...


Sunday, May 10, 2009

From Uncle Metoi - The Brick

A young and successful executive was traveling down a neighborhood street, going a bit too fast in his new Jaguar. He was watching for kids darting out from between parked cars and slowed down when he thought he saw something. As his car passed, no children appeared. Instead, a brick smashed into the Jag's side door!

He slammed on the brakes and backed the Jag back to the spot where the brick had been thrown. The angry driver then jumped out of the car, grabbed the nearest kid and pushed him up against a parked car shouting, 'What was that all about and who are you? Just what the heck are you doing? That's a new car and that brick you threw is going to cost a lot of money. Why did you do it?' The young boy was apologetic. 'Please, mister...please, I'm sorry but I didn't know what else to do,' He pleaded. 'I threw the brick because no one else would stop...' With tears dripping down his face and off his chin, the youth pointed to a spot just around a parked car. 'It's my brother,' he said, 'he rolled off the curb and fell out of his wheelchair and I can't lift him up.'

Now sobbing, the boy asked the stunned executive, 'Would you please help me get him back into his wheelchair? He's hurt and he's too heavy for me.'

Moved beyond words, the driver tried to swallow the rapidly swelling lump in his throat. He hurriedly lifted the handicapped boy back into the wheelchair, then took out a linen handkerchief and dabbed at the fresh scrapes and cuts. A quick look told him everything was going to be okay. 'Thank you and May God bless you,' the grateful child told the stranger. Too shook up for words, the man simply watched the boy push his wheelchair-bound brother down the sidewalk toward their home.

It was a long, slow walk back to the Jaguar. The damage was very noticeable, but the driver never bothered to repair the dented side door. He kept the dent there to remind him of this message: 'Don't go through life so fast that someone has to throw a brick at you to get your attention!'

Allah whispers in our souls and speaks to our hearts. Sometimes when we don't have time to listen, He has to throw a brick at us. It's our choice to listen or not.

Tuesday, May 5, 2009

Art student creates invisible car with cool paint-job

Sara Watson, an English art student, turned a car "invisible" with a lovely trompe l'oeil paintjob:

Sara Watson, who is studying drawing at the University of Central Lancashire (Uclan), took three weeks to transform the car's appearance. She created the illusion in the car park outside her studio at Uclan's Hanover Building in Preston.
The car is now being used for advertising by the local recycling firm that donated the vehicle.

Monday, April 27, 2009

From Uncle Metoi


Happy Reading!!!

Eleven people were hanging on a rope, under a helicopter. 10 men and 1 woman. The rope was not strong enough to carry them all, so they decided that one had to leave, because otherwise they were all going to fall. They weren't able to choose that person, until the woman gave a very touching speech. She said that she would voluntarily let go of the rope, because, as a woman, she was used to giving up everything for her husband and kids or for men in general, and was used to always making sacrifices with little in return. As soon as she finished her speech,
all the men started clapping . . . . . .


Monday, April 20, 2009

Snapshot from Hari Keluarga 2009

Permainan evergreen... each generation just loves it...

A better shot of "US"

Click here for more...thanks etong

Thursday, April 16, 2009

Gambar-gambar sekitar Hari Keluarga 11 April 2009

Pak Long giving opening speech

Syahmi the champion of musical chairs (Age 4 - 7)

Barisan pelapis - The 2nd cousains

Pak Ngah tengah meneka dalam permainan "Charade"


Thursday, April 9, 2009

From Uncle Metoi - A story that would warm the cockles of our hearts. (Artikel Penyegar Fikiran Siri 005)


An article emailed to me by Uncle Metoi... Happy Reading

The first day of school our professor introduced himself and challenged us to get to know someone we didn't already know. I stood up to look around when a gentle hand touched my shoulder.

I turned around to find a wrinkled, little old lady beaming up at me with a smile that lit up her entire being.

She said, "Hi handsome. My name is Rose. I'm eighty-seven years old. Can I give you a hug?"

I laughed and enthusiastically responded, "Of course you may!" and she gave me a giant squeeze.

"Why are you in college at such a young, innocent age?" I asked.

She jokingly replied, "I'm here to meet a rich husband, get married, and have a couple of kids..."

"No seriously," I asked. I was curious what may have motivated her to be taking on this challenge at her age.

"I always dreamed of having a college education and now I'm getting one!" she told me.

After class we walked to the student union building and shared a chocolate milkshake.

We became instant friends. Every day for the next three months we would leave class together and talk nonstop. I was always mesmerized listening to this "time machine" as she shared her wisdom and experience with me.

Over the course of the year, Rose became a campus icon and she easily made friends wherever she went. She loved to dress up and she reveled in the attention bestowed upon her from the other students. She was living it up..

At the end of the semester we invited Rose to speak at our football banquet. I'll never forget what she taught us. She was introduced and stepped up to the podium. As she began to deliver her prepared speech, she dropped her three by five cards on the floor.

Frustrated and a little embarrassed she leaned into the microphone and simply said, "I'm sorry I'm so jittery. I gave up beer for Lent and this whiskey is killing me! I'll never get my speech back in order so let me just tell you what I know."

As we laughed she cleared her throat and began, "We do not stop playing because we are old; we grow old because we stop playing.

There are only four secrets to staying young, being happy and achieving success. You have to laugh and find humor every day. You've got to have a dream. When you lose your dreams, you die.

We have so many people walking around who are dead and don't even know it!

There is a huge difference between growing older and growing up.

If you are nineteen years old and lie in bed for one full year and don't do one productive thing, you will turn twenty years old. If I am eighty-seven years old and stay in bed for a year and never do anything I will turn eighty-eight.

Anybody can grow older. That doesn't take any talent or ability. The idea is to grow up by always finding opportunity in change. Have no regrets.

The elderly usually don't have regrets for what we did, but rather for things we did not do. The only people who fear death are those with regrets."

She concluded her speech by courageously singing "The Rose."

She challenged each of us to study the lyrics and live them out in our daily lives. At the year's end Rose finished the college degree she had begun all those years ago.

One week after graduation Rose died peacefully in her sleep.

Over two thousand college students attended her funeral in tribute to the wonderful woman who taught by example that it's never too late to be all you can possibly be.

When you finish reading this, please send this peaceful word of advice to your friends and family, they'll really enjoy it!

These words have been passed along in loving memory of ROSE.

REMEMBER, GROWING OLDER IS MANDATORY. GROWING UP IS OPTIONAL. We make a Living by what we get, We make a Life by what we give.

God promises a safe landing, not a calm passage. If God brings you to it, He will bring you through it.

"Good friends are like stars.........You don't always see them, but you know they are always there."

The bold ones are mine – U. Metoi

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Mutiara Kata (Artikel Penyegar Fikiran Siri 004)

Siapakah orang yang sibuk?

Orang yang sibuk ialah orang yang tidak mengambil berat akan waktu
solatnya seolah-olah ia mempunyai kerajaan seperti kerajaan Nabi
Sulaiman a.s.

Siapakah orang yang manis senyumanya?

Orang yang mempunyai senyuman yang manis ialah orang yang ditimpa
musibah lalu dia berkata "Inna lillahi wainna illaihi rajiuun." Lalu
sambil berkata,"Ya Rabbi, aku redha dengan ketentuanMu ini", sambil
mengukir senyuman.

Siapakah orang yang kaya?

Orang yang kaya ialah orang yang bersyukur dengan apa yang ada dan
tidak lupa akan kenikmatan dunia yang sementara ini.

Siapakah orang yang miskin?

Orang yang miskin ialah orang yang tidak puas dengan nikmat yang ada
dan sentiasa menumpuk-numpukkan harta.

Siapakah orang yang rugi?

Orang yang rugi ialah orang yang sudah sampai usia pertengahan namun
masih berat untuk melakukan ibadat dan amal-amal kebaikan.

Siapakah orang yang paling cantik?

Orang yang paling cantik ialah orang yang mempunyai akhlak yang baik.

Siapakah orang yang mempunyai rumah yang paling luas?

Orang yang mempunyai rumah yang paling luas ialah orang yang mati
membawa amal-amal kebaikan di mana kuburnya akan di perluaskan saujana
mata memandang.

Siapakah orang yang mempunyai rumah yang sempit lagi dihimpit?

Orang yang mempunyai rumah yang sempit ialah orang yang mati tidak
membawa amal-amal kebaikkan lalu kuburnya menghimpitnya.

Siapakah orang yang mempunyai akal?

Orang yang mempunyai akal ialah orang yang akan menghuni syurga kerana
telah menggunakan akalnya sewaktu di dunia untuk menghindari siksa

Siapakah orang yang KEDEKUT?

Orang yg kedekut ialah orang yang membiar sahaja atau membuang email
ini, malah dia tidak menyampaikan pula pada orang lain.

Maaf zahir dan batin.

Sekian. Wassalam.

Wednesday, April 8, 2009

2 lagi gambar lama ihsan Pak Andak


Gambar-gambar ni Pak Andak jumpa kat Bangkong... dipersila teka siapa yang dalam gambar-gambar ni...

Wednesday, April 1, 2009

Atuk, Pak Lang dan Hamka


Ihsan: Pak Andak yang jumpa gambar ni kat Beranang

Tuesday, March 31, 2009

550MW dip in power use for Earth Hour

PETALING JAYA: Electricity consumption dipped by some 550MW during Earth Hour on Saturday.

This, said Tenaga Nasional Bhd (TNB) chief executive officer Datuk Seri Che Khalib Mohamad Noh, was equivalent to the consumption of about 14 million 40-watt fluorescent bulbs.

“Everything went smoothly and we were able to respond to the slightly lower demand without any operational glitches,” he said in a press statement yesterday.

He was commenting on the hour-long lights-out campaign to create awareness on the need to combat global warming.

However, Che Khalib added that demand picked up rapidly at 9.30pm to follow the normal Saturday night pattern.

Many Malaysians joined the annual campaign, which began in Sydney in 2007, by switching off their lights for an hour from 8.30pm.

Friday, March 27, 2009

Stress Relievers - From Kak Siti

*Stress Reliever #1*
Wife : You always carry my photo in your handbag to the office. Why?
Hubby : When there is a problem, no matter how impossible, I look at your
picture and the problem disappears.
Wife : You see, how miraculous and powerful I am for you
Hubby : Yes, I see your picture and say to myself, 'What other problem can
there be greater than this one?'

*Stress Reliever #2*
Girl: When we get married, I want to share all your worries, troubles
and lighten your burden.
Boy: It's very kind of you, darling, But I don't have any worries or
Girl: Well that's because we aren't married yet.

*Stress Reliever #3*
Son: Mom, when I was on the bus with Dad this morning, he told me to
give up my seat to a lady.
Mom: Well, you have done the right thing.
Son: But mum, I was sitting on daddy's lap.

*Stress Reliever # 4*
Wife to husband: 'What's your excuse for coming home at this time of the
Husband to wife: 'Golfing with friends, my dear.'
Wife to husband: 'What? At 2 am ?!'
Husband to wife: 'Yes, We used night clubs.'

*Stress Reliever #5*
Father to son after exam: 'let me see your report card.'
Son: 'My friend just borrowed it. He wants to scare his parents.'

*Stress Reliever #6*
A teacher asked her class for sentences using the word 'beans'..
'My father grows beans,' said one student.
'My father cooks beans,' said another.
Then little Johnny spoke up: 'We are all human beans.'

*Stress Reliever #7*
Interviewer to Millionaire: 'To whom do you owe your success as a
millionaire to?'
Millionaire: 'I owe everything to my wife.'
Interviewer: 'Wow, she must be some woman. What were you before you
married her?'
Millionaire: 'A Billionaire'

*Stress Reliever #8*
Girl to her boyfriend: One kiss and I'll be yours forever.
The guy replies: Thanks for the warning.

Gambar semasa majlis aqiqah anak Saudara Wan Bahar

Gambar ihsan: Wan Bahar

Tuesday, March 24, 2009

Budaya Politik Melayu (Artikel Penyegar Fikiran Siri 003)

Ada tiga bentuk budaya politik Melayu berhubungan dengan kekuasaan. Yang pertama ditujukan oleh Hang Tuah, kesetiaan membuta tuli, menerima raja tidak melakukan kesalahan- rex non potest peccare-, kedua ditampilkan oleh Hang Jebat dengan ungkapan raja adil raja disembah, raja zalim raja disanggah, keadilan mesti ditegakan meskipun langit runtuh. Dan ditengah-tengah kedua kutub pendirian ini kita melihat sikap Tun Perak, orang yang tahu mana yang adil dan mana yang zalim dan untuk menegakan keadilan terdapat cara-cara yang berbeda dan pilihan tersebut menuntut kebijaksanaan.
Tun Perak adalah bendahara kesultanan Melaka yang teragung dan dibawah pemerintahanan Melaka menjadi sebuah empayar yang kaya dan makmur. Tun Perak adalah arkitek kepada pax Malacca satu keteraturan serantau, perdagangan bebas dan kehidupan sosial yang amat kosmopolitan. Di situ juga bermula sistem perundangan dan peraturan, dan tanpa system perundangan dan peraturan ini Melaka tidak boleh wujud sebagai empayar yang makmur dan pusat perdagangan Asia.
Suatu ketika dahulu satu generasi muda mengagung-agungkan penderhakaan Hang Jebat yang berakhir kepada porak peranda di Melaka. Jika kita ingin mengambil perbanding dengan dinamika pergelutan politik dan sosial dizaman Revolusi Perancis kita boleh mengolongkan Hang Jebat sebagai seorang Jacobin, golongan radikal dalam revolusi tersebut yang idealismenya dinodai oleh Reign of Terror yang mereka hasilkan.
Revolusi Perancis selain dari satu pemberontakan sosial dan politik untuk menggantikan rejim lama, Ancien Regime, juga satu revolusi yang didorong oleh idea-idea dari Pencerahan Eropah Benua. Dalam kemelut yang dihasilkan oleh revolusi tersebut berlaku satu perdebatan agong intelektual, antara Edmund Burke dengan Thomas Paine.
Edmund Burke adalah seorang reformis yang amat sedar dengan pemerintahan kuku besi sistem raja multlak. L’etat cest moi- Beta adalah Negara, kata raja Perancis Louis XIV. Maka apabila rakyat bangun menuntut perubahan dan keadilan Edmud Burke pada mulanya mengalu-alukan perkembangan di Perancis tersebut. Tetapi apabila beliau mula melihat revolusi itu telah menghasilkan kekacauan dan terdapat segolong elit England yang ingin memproposikan revolusi tersebut maka dia mengangkat pena dan menulis karya agong Reflections on the Revolution in France. Renungan itu disambut dan disanggah oleh Thomas Paine The Rights of Man yang juga satu karya besar.

Selamat Hari Jadi Uncle Menit


Kami mengucapkan Selamat Hari Jadi ke-58 kepada Uncle Menit. Semoga panjang umur dan murah rezeki. Semoga Allah melindungi dunia dan akhirat.


Sunday, March 22, 2009

Geng: Pengembaraan Bermula kumpul RM6.011 juta dalam 5 minggu


DALAM tempoh lima minggu, filem Geng: Pengembaraan Bermula setakat ini berjaya mengumpul sebanyak RM6.011 juta.

Menurut pengarahnya, Mohd. Nizam Abd. Razak, filem ini masih ditayangkan di 40 buah pawagam seluruh negara sehingga 25 Mac depan.

Bagaimanapun, Nizam yang sebelum ini mensasarkan Geng: Pengembaraan Bermula mengutip RM8 juta hingga RM10 juta menjangka agak mustahil untuk filem ini mencapai kutipan itu setakat ini.

Memandangkan minggu ini merupakan minggu cuti sekolah, Nizam berkata terdapat beberapa buah pawagam masih ‘penuh’ dengan penonton filem berkos RM4.2 juta ini.

“Alhamdulillah, filem ini turut mendapat tumpuan ramai penonton bukan Melayu seperti ramai bangsa India di Bukit Raja dan ramai bangsa Cina di Kepong sehingga keseluruhannya berjaya mencecah 770,000 penonton.

“Itupun kita anggap sebagai suatu pencapaian yang besar sebab Finas beritahu jika mendapat 500,000 penonton pun sudah bagus.

“Maknanya, filem ini berjaya menarik minat penonton pelbagai bangsa di Malaysia dan bukannya golongan Melayu sahaja,” ulas Nizam ketika dihubungi baru-baru ini.

Tambahnya, filem yang bakal ditayangkan di 50 buah panggung di Indonesia pada September ini sebelum itu akan menemui penonton di Brunei pada Jun.

“Kita sasarkan filem ini mengutip RM0.5 juta di Indonesia.

“Sekarang ini, kita masih lagi menunggu jawapan untuk tayangkan di Singapura dan India.

“Pada Ahad ini, saya akan ke Hong Kong sebab di sana ada ‘Hong Kong film market’ untuk mencari ‘regional distributor’ termasuk Thailand,” kata Nizam.

Jelasnya, walaupun filem ini sudah berjaya mengutip lebih RM6 juta, namun tidak semestinya mereka boleh 'goyang kaki' kerana sebahagian daripada hasil kutipan ini perlu dikongsi dengan pihak pawagam.

“Nampak macam banyak, tetapi kami dapat sedikit sahaja. Sekarang, kita cuba bergantung kepada ‘TV right’.

“Kita juga yakin jika hendak ke negara ‘regional’ dan menunggu untuk ke luar negara pula.

“Misalnya, kita juga mendapat permintaan di Turki, Amerika Syarikat, Argentina, Chille tetapi bukan untuk ‘release’ filem tetapi pergi ke ‘TV right’.

“Negara-negara ini mengetahui tentang produk kami menerusi pasaran audio dan visual.

“Pada bulan April dan Oktober ini, kita akan jual 'Upin dan Ipin The Series' dan 'Geng',” beritahunya.

Apa yang penting, mereka dapat mengumpul pengetahuan untuk meningkatkan mutu filem seterusnya.

Belum pecah rekod filem Melayu

Dalam pada itu, ketika diajukan adakah filem terbitan Les' Copaque Production Sdn. Bhd. ini sudah memecahkan rekod filem Melayu, Nizam berkata:

“Kami belum pecah rekod filem Melayu lagi kerana filem ini masih belum mengatasi rekod kutipan filem Lagi-Lagi Senario iaitu RM6.33 juta.”

Nizam turut menganggap filem ini masih mampu memanggil penonton ke pawagam walaupun negara sedang mengalami krisis ekonomi yang teruk.

“Kalau cerita dan pasarannya bagus tidak mustahil jika filem kita boleh dapat kutipan RM10 juta,” akhirinya.

Tarikh Baru Hari Keluarga


Tarikh baru hari keluarga ialah pada 11 April 2009.

Harap maklum.

Monday, March 16, 2009

Tarikh baru Hari Keluarga


Tarikh baru Hari Keluarga ialah pada 4 April 2009.

Harap maklum.

Saturday, March 14, 2009

Liverpool stun United 4-1 to revive title challenge

LONDON, March 14 — Liverpool rekindled the title race today with a stunning 4-1 defeat of Premier League leaders Manchester United at Old Trafford.

After falling behind to a 23rd-minute Cristiano Ronaldo penalty, Liverpool hit back before halftime through Fernando Torres and a Steven Gerrard spot kick to lead at the break.

United had Nemanja Vidic sent off after 76 minutes and Fabio Aurelio curled in the resulting free kick to make it 3-1 before substitute Andrea Dossena lobbed a fourth in stoppage time to seal a league double for Liverpool over their arch rivals.

United, who were unbeaten in 16 league games and on an 11-match winning streak, still lead the table by four points from Liverpool and have a game in hand. — Reuters

Thursday, March 12, 2009

Penundaan Hari Keluarga


Hari Keluarga yang dijadualkan pada 15 Mac 2009 ditunda ke suatu tarikh yang akan ditentukan kelak.


The Wooden Bowl (Artikel Penyegar Fikiran Siri 002)

I guarantee you will remember the tale of the Wooden Bowl tomorrow, a week from now, a month from now, a year from now.

A frail old man went to live with his son, daughter-in-law, and four-year - old grandson.
The old man's hands trembled, his eyesight was blurred, and his step faltered.

The family ate together at the table. But the elderly grandfather's shaky hands and failing sight made eating difficult. Peas rolled off his spoon onto the floor. When he grasped the glass, milk spilled on the tablecloth.

The son and daughter-in-law became irritated with the mess.'We must do something about father,' said the son. 'I've had enough of his spilled milk, noisy eating, and food on the floor.'

So the husband and wife set a small table in the corner. There, Grandfather ate alone while the rest of the family enjoyed dinner. Since Grandfather had broken a dish or two, his food was served in a wooden bowl.

When the family glanced in Grandfather's direction, sometimes he had a tear in his eye as he sat alone.
Still, the only words the couple had for him were sharp admonitions when he dropped a fork or spilled food.

The four-year-old watched it all in silence.

One evening before supper, the father noticed his son playing with wood scraps on the floor.
He asked the child sweetly, 'What are you making?' Just as sweetly, the boy responded,
'Oh, I am making a little bowl for you and Mama to eat your food in when I grow up.'
The four-year-old smiled and went back to work.

The words so struck the parents that they were speechless. Then tears started to stream down their cheeks. Though no word was spoken, both knew what must be done.

That evening the husband took Grandfather's hand and gently led him back to the family table.
For the remainder of his days he ate every meal with the family. And for some reason, neither husband nor wife seemed to care any longer when a fork was dropped, milk spilled, or the tablecloth soiled.

On a positive note, I've learned that, no matter what happens, how bad it seems today, life does go on, and it will be better tomorrow.

I've learned that you can tell a lot about a person by the way he/she handles four things:
a rainy day, the elderly, lost luggage, and tangled Christmas tree lights.

I've learned that, regardless of your relationship with your parents, you'll miss them when they're gone from your life.

I've learned that making a 'living' is not the same thing as making a 'life...'

I've learned that life sometimes gives you a second chance.
I've learned that you shouldn't go through life with a catcher's mitt on both hands. You need to be able to throw something back.

I've learned that if you pursue happiness, it will elude you. But, if you focus on your family, your friends, the needs of others, your work and doing the very best you can, happiness will find you.

I've learned that whenever I decide something with an open heart, I usually make the right decision.

I've learned that even when I have pains, I don't have to be one.

I've learned that every day, you should reach out and touch someone.

People love that human touch -- holding hands, a warm hug, or just a friendly pat on the back.

I've learned that I still have a lot to learn.

Tun Perak (Artikel Penyegar Fikiran Siri 001)

Kesultanan Melaka roboh sebelum sempat mencipta tamadun. Dalam kegemilangan yang singkat itu menyerlah negarawan Tun Perak. Bendahara tentu tidak dapat mendekati kehebatan Perikles, negarawan empayar Athen sebelum tewas dalam perang Peloponnisian. Perikles mempunyai sejahrawan agong Thucydides yang memberitahu kita semua, dan manusia zaman berzaman, demokrasi terus dan populis Athen. Kalau tidak kerana cacatan Thucydides Abraham Lincoln tidak akan dapat membaca pidato Perikles dimajlis pengkebumian wira-wira Athen yang terkorban melawan Sparta. Dan pidato itulah yang mengilhamkan ucapan paling agong semua presiden, pidato Gettysburg yang ditujukan kepada syuhada kebebasan dan memberi nyawa baru demokrasi yang berkecai oleh perang saudara.
Namun kita masih boleh membandingkan keduanya. Kerana kalau Perikles mencipta Pax Hellenica, Tun Perak membangun Pax Malacca. Kedua-duanya adalah negarawan imperialis, mendukung tata hukum dan mencipta kemakmuran melalui perdangan bebas. Persamaan mungkin habis di situ. Di mana perbedaan bermula, dan keagongan Perikles menyerlah adalah bila negarawan Athen itu menjadi penaung kepada gerakan fikiran bebas, tokoh-tokoh sofis seperti Protagoras, demokrasi terus dan zaman baru sementara Tun Perak hanyalah anak zamannya dan seorang negarawan feudal.
Sekiranya Tun Perak menulis memoir diakhir hayatnya atau menulis surat kepada seorang pembesar lain untuk menyatakan renungannya terhadap penderhakaan Hang Jebat isi kandungannya mungkin seperti yang ditulis oleh Edmund Burke kepada Lord Charlemont pada 9 Ogos setelah mendengar berita pemberontak rakyat Perancis yang merobohkan penjara Bastille.

History in the making...


A few words to ponder on, regarding our efforts to establish our family society...

"More times than we can count, we've made history, without history even knowing we were there."

LTG Keith Alexander - Director NSA/Chief CSS
on the Occasion of NSA's 55th Anniversary

Mystery solved as tests prove Tsar’s entire family was murdered

LONDON, March12 — In the early hours of a July day in 1918, one of history's most infamous murders was perpetrated on a couple, their five children and their loyal servants in a cellar in the city of Yekaterinburg, central Russia.

The gunshot-and-bayonet murder of the Romanovs — the family of the last Tsar and Tsarina of Russia — spawned countless conspiracy theories, including the belief that at least one child had survived to escape abroad.

Since that fatal dawn, about 200 people have claimed to descend from one or other of the Romanovs who had somehow survived the slaughter in the basement of Ipatiev House.

But now a scientific study based on meticulous DNA evidence has finally provided irrefutable evidence to show that all five children had indeed perished with their parents at the hands of nervous Bolsheviks of the Ural Soviet, worried about a possible rescue bid by nearby White Russian troops.

Scientists have pieced together DNA evidence from two graves near Yekaterinburg and have conclusively shown that Tsar Nicholas II and his wife, the Tsarina Alexandra, died with all five of their children, Olga, Tatiana, Maria, Anastasia and their haemophiliac son, the crown prince, Alexei.

The only remaining mystery is whether the girl buried alongside Alexei in a separate grave from the rest of the family was Maria or Anastasia, says a study printed in the online journal Public Library of Science.

The story should have come to a close soon after a mass grave near Yekaterinburg (formerly Sverdlovsk) was revealed in 1991 by a local geologist, Alexander Avdonin, who had kept the discovery secret for more than a decade, until the fall of the Soviet Union.

Scientists, including Peter Gill from Britain's Forensic Science Service and the Russian geneticist Pavel Ivanov, managed to extract enough DNA from the bone fragments of nine skeletons to show that they included a family of two parents and three daughters.

A comparison with the DNA of living Romanov relatives, including Prince Philip, proved that the family was that of the last Tsar and Tsarina, with the four remaining skeletons belonging to the family doctor and three servants.

But the two missing children only generated further conspiracy theories, according to a report on the study written by an international team of scientists, led by Michael Coble of the US Armed Forces DNA Identification Laboratory in Rockville, Maryland.

"Rather than bring closure to the mystery of the fate of the Romanovs, identification of only five of the seven family members continued to fuel speculation that somehow two miraculously escaped the bullets of the executioners and made their way out of Russia," Coble said.

But then, in 2007, amateur archaeologists found a second grave just 70 metres away, containing dozens of charred human bone fragments that someone had tried to cremate. "Of the 44 bone fragments and teeth present, it was possible to determine that at least two individuals were present, one female and one putative male," the report added. The mystery is solved.

The Romanov study used three different ways of analysing DNA to determine family relationships within the graves — and the relationship, if any, to living relatives of the Russian royal family. Mitochondrial DNA, inherited only down the maternal line, was used to assess the relationship of Prince Philip, who is related to the Tsarina through his mother, with bone fragments found in the grave. This helped to determine that the Tsarina and her four daughters were indeed buried in the two graves.

DNA known to be inherited only from fathers by sons on the male Y chromosome was used to determine the relationship between the crown prince, Alexei, and his father, Tsar Nicholas II.

And finally, DNA from the rest of the chromosomes was used to find out who was who in the mass graves — separating family members from three servants and a doctor. — The Independent

Semoga Mak Ngah cepat sembuh


Seluruh keluarga mendoakan agar Mak Ngah cepat sembuh. Semoga Allah memberi kekuatan kepada Mak Ngah dan keluarga.


Tahniah Ajim


Tahniah Saudara Ajim atas kelahiran cahaya mata ke-2.


Thursday, March 5, 2009

Lagi 10 hari...

Bahasa Jiwa Bangsa

Masalah menghubungi bendahari?


Kepada sepupu yang menghadapi masalah untuk menghubungi Saudara Citan untuk membuat pembayaran sila telefon 019-2005 685.

Sekian, terima kasih.

Wednesday, March 4, 2009

Perlantikan AJK Baru


Merujuk kepada posting semalam 3/3/09, berkenaan perletakkan jawatan AJK pro-tem pada mesyuarat yang akan diadakan pada 15 Mac 2009.

Perletakkan jawatan AJK pro-tem hanya akan dilaksanakan selepas persatuan didaftarkan secara rasmi dengan ROS (Registrar of Society). Sekiranya persatuan sempat didaftarkan sebelum 15 Mac 2009, maka agenda perletakkan jawatan AJK pro-tem, perlantikan AJK baru serta perlaksanaan AGM akan dilakukan.

Sekiranya persatuan belum sempat didaftarkan, AJK pro-tem akan meneruskan amanah untuk memastikan persatuan didaftarkan terlebih dahulu.

Maaf atas segala kesulitan.

Sekian, untuk makluman.]

Tuesday, March 3, 2009

Status Pembayaran


Mengikut senarai terkini, terdapat 32 orang sepupu yang layak untuk di"kutip" yuran pada mereka.

11 orang telah bayar penuh (34.375%)
2 orang baru bayar sebahagian. (6.25%)
19 orang belum membayar. (59.375%)

Diharap boleh memberi kerjasama untuk menjayakan tabung keluarga.


Pro-Tem Committee


AJK sementara adalah seperti berikut:

Pengerusi : Amai
Timb Pengerusi : Aril
Setiausaha : Bad
Timb Setiausaha : Atan
Bendahari : Citan
Timb Bendahari : Etong
AJK : Amir, Ijai

Mesyuarat telah diadakan pada tarikh-tarikh berikut:

27 April 2008, 10 Dis 2008, 20 Dis 2008, 2 Jan 2009, 16 Jan 2009, 7 Feb 2009, 14 Feb 2009 dan 21 Feb 2009.


Kutipan Tabung Keluarga


Merujuk kepada mesyuarat AJK pro-tem beberapa perkara telah diputuskan untuk menjayakan tabung keluarga.

Mesyuarat telah dijalankan dengan setiap keluarga yang mempunyai sepupu 18 tahun ke atas telah dijemput hadir.

AJK telah memutuskan struktur yuran seperti berikut:

1) Pendaftaran (sekali sahaja) - RM30
2) Yuran bulanan - RM50
3) Yuran Hari Keluarga - RM 50

Untuk tujuan menjayakan Hari Keluarga pada 15/3/09 telah diputuskan untuk dikutip RM230 seorang (setiap sepupu berumur 18 tahun ke atas dan telah bekerja). Iaitu RM30 + RM150 (yuran Jan-Mac 2009) dan RM 50 (hari keluarga).

Keputusan ini adalah berdasarkan kepada wakil keluarga masing-masing. Sebarang pertanyaan bolehlah diajukan kepada wakil keluarga masing-masing.

AJK pro-tem akan melepasakan jawatan secara rasmi pada 15 Mac 2009, dan suatu pemilihan untuk AJK sesi 2009/2011 akan diadakan.

Senarai sepupu yang telah membayar yuran penuh akan dipaparkan dalam masa terdekat.

Sekian. Wassalam.

Timb. Setiausaha
Pro-tem Committee

Hari Keluarga Waris Arwah Hj. Mohd Atan b. Bulat & Hjh. Habibah bt. Janggi


Kepada waris Arwah Hj. Mohd Atan b. Bulat dan Hjh. Habibah bt. Janggi. Hari Keluarga Kali Ke-2 akan berlangsung pada 15 Mac 2009 bertempat di No. 155, Jalan Besar, Sg. Pelek, Sepang, Selangor.

Segala pertanyaan sila hubungi AJK keluarga masing-masing.

Sekian, terima kasih.

Friday, February 27, 2009

Belanja berhemat AS bawa kesan kepada dunia Oleh Khaidir A Majid

SERING dikatakan jika Amerika Syarikat menghidap selesema, seluruh dunia akan dijangkitinya. Kebenaran kenyataan demikian jelas dapat dilihat daripada kemelut ekonomi sekarang yang mula tercetus di pasaran kewangan Amerika dan kini melarat ke hampir seluruh dunia.

Fenomena itu berlaku kerana Amerika adalah pasaran terbesar dunia dan jika pasaran ini terjejas sudah tentu ia akan memberi kesan negatif kepada kebanyakan negara lain yang menjual barang kepada pengguna di Amerika.

Berikutan hakikat ini, desakan Presiden Barack Obama kelmarin dalam ucapan sulungnya di Kongres, supaya rakyat Amerika mula berbelanja mengikut kemampuan masing-masing amat membimbangkan.

Pelik juga difikirkan bahawa sikap belanja berhemat akan hanya membawa kepada masalah yang lebih besar kepada ekonomi dunia sekarang. Bayangkan jika rakyat Amerika mengurangkan perbelanjaan secara mendadak, siapakah pula yang akan membeli barang yang dikeluarkan oleh kilang-kilang di seluruh dunia?

Jika barang tidak dapat dijual, kilang akan ditutup, pekerja akan dibuang kerja dan lebih ramai lagi yang menganggur. Jika ramai menganggur tidaklah ramai pula yang mempunyai wang untuk membeli barang di kedai dan jika kedai tidak dapat jual barang, terpaksa pula ia ditutup dan pekerja dibuang lagi.

Begitulah yang pernah dicadangkan oleh tokoh ekonomi tersohor, John Maynard Keynes sebagai paradox of thrift. Secara ringkasnya, jika semua orang berjimat, semua orang akan jadi miskin. Kenyataan pelik tetapi terbukti benar.

Di bawah paradoks Keynes ini, jika semua orang jimat duit dalam kemelesetan ekonomi, permintaan akan merosot dan keadaan ini selanjutnya akan menyebabkan jumlah simpanan berkurangan.

Sebenarnya tidak semua orang perlu berjimat dalam keadaan ekonomi meleset sekarang.

Mereka yang masih mempunyai wang tidak perlu berjimat. Sebaliknya mereka harus berbelanja untuk merancakkan ekonomi. Lagipun, bukankah waktu pasaran meleset masa terbaik untuk membeli kerana kebanyakan barang sudah jatuh harga.

Sebagai contoh, lihat sajalah di pasaran saham di seluruh dunia di mana harga saham syarikat terkemuka sekalipun sudah jatuh paras amat rendah. Pasaran hartanah juga begitu di mana harganya sudah jatuh pada paras menarik dibeli.

Jelas apa yang diperlukan sekarang adalah untuk memberi rangsangan kepada mereka yang masih mempunyai wang untuk berbelanja. Jelas satu cabaran besar, lebih-lebih lagi sentimen politik dari Amerika ke Eropah sekarang mengecam tokoh korporat yang mendapat bantuan kerajaan memperagakan kemewahan seperti menggunakan jet korporat atau helikopter ke tempat kerja.

Malah, jika mereka ini mendapat bonus besar pun, mereka akan dikecam hebat. Namun, jika mereka yang mempunyai keupayaan berbelanja berjuta dolar dalam satu kunjungan ke kedai ini tidak berbelanja, siapakah pula akan berbelanja untuk memulihkan ekonomi?

Mereka yang berpendapatan rendah sudah semestinya tidak upaya berbelanja di luar kemampuan, baik pada zaman meleset, mahupun ketika ekonomi cergas. Mereka yang berpendapatan sederhana pula hanya boleh berbelanja besar jika pihak bank sanggup memberi pinjaman.

Kalau dulu golongan ini banyak bergantung kepada kad kredit untuk berbelanja, ramai di kalangan mereka ini sekarang mempunyai masalah untuk membayarnya semula. Sekarang baru mereka menyedari bahawa hakikat sebenarnya ialah tidak pernah wujud kaedah penggunaan kad kredit secara berhemat.

Berbalik kepada ucapan Obama dan paradoks Keynes, memang benar Amerika perlu menyelesaikan masalah defisit bajet dan hutang kerajaan yang amat besar. Namun dalam kemelesetan sekarang - sekurang-kurangnya untuk jangka pendek - ia perlu terus berbelanja untuk menyelamatkan ekonomi dunia.

Penulis ialah Pengarang Berita Luar Negara Berita Harian

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Wednesday, February 25, 2009

Apa yang penting???....Kerjasama....

25 years of Communication Evolution

The WOW Factor....

A farmer named Lakbir Singh was overseeing his herd in a remote pasture in Bolehland when suddenly a brand-new BMW advanced out of a dust cloud towards him.

The driver, a young Malay man in an Armani suit, Gucci shoes, RayBan sunglasses and YSL tie, leans out the window and asks the farmer, "If I tell you exactly how many cows and calves you have in your herd, will you give me a calf?"

Lakbir looks at the man, obviously a yuppie, then looks at his peacefully grazing herd and calmly answers, "Sure, why not?"

The yuppie parks his car, whips out his Dell notebook computer, connects it to his Cingular RAZR V3 cell phone, and surfs to a NASA page on the Internet, where he calls up a GPS satellite to get an exact fix on his location which he then feeds to another NASA satellite that scans the area in an ultra-high-resolution photo.

The young man then opens the digital photo in Adobe Photoshop and exports it to an image processing facility in Hamburg, Germany. Within mere seconds, he receives an email on his Palm Pilot that the image has been processed and the data is stored. He then accesses a MS-SQL database through an ODBC connected Excel spreadsheet with email on his Blackberry and, after a few minutes, receives a response. Finally, he prints out a full-colour, 150-page report on his hi-tech, miniaturized HP LaserJet printer and finally turns to the farmer and says, "You have exactly 1,586 cows and calves."

"That's right. Well, I guess you can take one of my calves," says Lakbir.

He watches the young man select one of the animals and looks on amused as the young man stuffs it into the trunk of his car. Then Lakbir says to the young man, "Hey, if I can tell you exactly what your business is, will you give me back my calf?"

The young man thinks about it for a second and then says, "Okay, why not?"

"You're a graduate from Oxford and a Member of Parliament for Umno," says Lakbir.

"Wow! That's correct," exclaims the yuppie with the customary Umno's Wow Factor, "But how did you guess that?"

"No guessing required," answered Lakbir. "You showed up here even though nobody called you; you want to get paid for an answer I already knew, and to a question I never asked. You tried to show me how much smarter you are, and you don't know a thing about cows. This is a herd of sheep. Now give me back my dog."

Sapa yang dulu tak tak fail maths?



A mathematician and a team of engineers

A team of engineers were required to measure the height of a flag pole. They only had a measuring tape, and were getting quite frustrated trying to keep the tape along the pole. It kept falling down, etc. A mathematician comes along, finds out their problem, and proceeds to remove the pole from the ground and measure it easily. When he leaves, one engineer says to the other: "Just like a mathematician! We need to know the height, and he gives us the length!"

Sunday, February 22, 2009

Understanding the Wall Street Bailout Plan

Once upon a time, a man appeared in a village and announced to the
villagers that he would buy monkeys for $10 each.

The villagers, knowing there were many monkeys, went to the forest and
started catching them. The man bought thousands at $10 each and, as
supply started to diminish, the villagers stopped their effort.

He then announced that he would buy monkeys at the rate of $20 each.
This renewed the villagers efforts and they started catching monkeys

Soon, the supply diminished and people started going back to their

The offer increased to $25 each, and the supply of monkeys became so
scarce it was an effort to even find a monkey, let alone catch it!

The man now announced that he would buy monkeys at $50 each! However,
since he had to go to the big city on some business, his assistant would
buy them on his behalf.

The assistant gathered all the villagers near the highway just outside
the village and said, "Look at this big cage, and see all these monkeys
that my boss has already collected. I will sell them to you for $35
each, and when my boss returns, you can sell them back to him for $50."

The villagers rounded up all their savings and bought all the monkeys
for 700 billion dollars.

They never saw the man or his assistant again, only lots and lots of



Wednesday, February 18, 2009

Haram menikahi gadis satu kampung.

Haram menikahi gadis satu kampung.

JAKIM telah mengeluarkan fatwa baru.
Setelah diadakan perbincangan dan diskusi di antara para pemimpin,
JAKIM dan ahli ulama' memberikan fatwa pada tanggal 3 February tahun 2009:


Fatwa JAKIM ini telah menimbulkan perdebatan dan bantahan yang sangat sengit antara yang pro dan kontra. Bahkan banyak pihak yang menyatakan bahawa JAKIM telah mengambil keputusan yang tidak munasabah dan terburu-buru. Wartawan Berita Harian telah meminta pegawai kanan JAKIM untuk memberi ulasan yang mendalam sebab sebab JAKIM mengeluarkan fatwa sedemikian. Inilah isi wawancara tersebut:

Wartawan: Bagaimana JAKIM boleh mengeluarkan fatwa haram untuk menikahi gadis satu kampung?

Pegawai Kanan: Bagaimana tidak haram, sedangkan menikahi empat orang wanita sahaja sudah berat, apalagi satu kampung...!! !

Nak cerita pun malas...

Pada masa dahulu, ada sebuah kampung di mana semua rakyatnya amat rajin belaka tidak ada yang malas. Jadi pada suatu hari, rajanya membuat pengumuman hendak mencari seorang yang malas.

Semasa perhimpunan itu, adalah seorang lelaki mengaku, katanya, "Patik adalah yang paling malas." Raja pun bertanya, "Apa tahap malas tuan hamba?" Lalu jawab lelaki tersebut, "Kalau patik hendak makan, ada orang yang suapkan patik."

Tiba-tiba datang seorang lelaki lagi lalu berkata, "Patik lebih malas lagi daripada dia tuanku." Tuanku pun bertanya kepadanya, "Sampai mana pulak tahap malas tuan hamba?" Maka jawabnya, "Kalau patik makanpun, sampai ada orang tolong kunyahkan."

Maka raja pun terdiam seketika. Tanpa disangka² datang seorang budak lelaki kepadanya sambil berkata,
"Patik adalah yang paling malas tuanku." Raja pun bertanya, "Bagaimana pula tahap kemalasan kamu si budak?" Budak itu pun menjawab, "Nak cite pun malas."

Monday, February 16, 2009

The band dengan lead singer

Seperti yang dimohon oleh bad.... presenting the band with its lead singer...

Teka Siapa Tutup Muka??

Rockers United.....

Peh... 80's

Atan & Etong



Our lovely aunts and nenek

From left (back row): Mak Lang, Cik Zizah, Mak Long, Mak Uda, Mak Ngah, ???, Nenek

Can somebody help identify?

Yang aku boleh teka:

Pak Andak (3rd from left)

Pak Long (5th from left)

Wan Sanca Etong

Once upon a time ago....

From left: Wan, Sanca, Etong

Thursday, February 12, 2009