Tuesday, February 28, 2006

domino effect...

Tomorrow, fuel price in Malaysia will be increase by 30 sen. Quite a dramatic move by the government though. Unleaded petrol will be RM1.92 per litre whereas leaded petrol will be RM1.88 per litre.

It couldn't be helped since the entire world is also facing the same price hike. An attack on the world largest oil plant processing few days ago just worsen the scenario.

If this trend continues, the life of all Malaysians, sadly to say, will be burdened with high rate of inflation. Many citizens of KL, Shah Alam and the surrounding areas might one day face the fact that they could not longer able to sustain their life in the cities. High price of petrol added with countless toll booth around those one can live in those kind of environment? Not to forget, once the fuel price increases, the price of everything will be increase too. Even the villagers will be experiencing the effect of fuel hike. Domino effect is taking place here.

Such kind of life will only lead to high inflation rate. High inflation rate for long period of time is not desirable for a developing country such as Malaysia. Vision 2020 that has long been heralded as the ultimate aim for all Malaysians might not be possible to achieve completely.

A strategic and sound economic strategy need to be applied by the government to reduce this domino effect. Not being that knowledgable in the field of economy myself, I just hope there is something that government could do.

Sunday, February 26, 2006

reminiscing the past

While exploring the planet Earth via Google Earth, I came to this place. A place that was part of my life. A place that brings back all past memories that have resided in my mind.

Cardiff. A city that was once a home to me. My family came to here following my father who was furthering his studies.

This picture shows a castle. An old castle that has been build by Romes and later being added by Welsh peoples. Cardiff Castle is the name. An ancient castle that remain as one the main tourist attraction to this capital city of Wales.

Next to the castle is one huge park. A huge park that was once a place for my friends and I to play football. If I'm not mistaken, the name of the park is Bute Park. This park was quite close to my home. Within walking distance, I am able to reach the park and the city. Forgot to mention that the city was next to this castle :)

The next picture shows my old high school. Fitzalan High School. This school comprises many races. From Caucasian, Somalian, Pakistan, Indian, Chinese and many more.

It was in this school too that I was introduced to the Welsh and German language though, now I almost forgotten them all.

This school was quite huge. The field to the south of the building was part of the school. The field is a combination of hockey, rugby, cricket and football field.

The distance from my home to this school was about 1.5 mile and believe it or not, I used to walk to my school. It only tooks 20 minutes and this culture of walking was quite a norm there.

Anyway, thanks to Google Earth, I am able to reminisce my past :)

Friday, February 24, 2006


"a best friend is someone who reminds me about Allah when I am deviating away from the path of truth; strengthen me when I am weak. For such friend, is truly a best friend indeed."

Tuesday, February 21, 2006


Lirik lagu kumpulan Indonesia. Cuba hayati maksudnya...cukup menyentuh jiwa....

Laa ilahaa' illa anta
Ya hayyu ya qoyyum
Subhanallah wabihamdihi
Subhanallah hiladzim

Kubuka jendela pagi di udara yang letih
Deru geram nyanyian jaman
Bersama berjuta wajah kuarungi mimpi hari
Halalkan segala cara untuk hidup ini

Nafsu jiwa yang membuncah
Menutupi mata hati
Seperti terlupa bahwa nafaskan terhenti

Astaghfirullah,astaghfirullah,astaghfirullah, aladzim 2x

Kubuka jendela pagi dan dosapun menghampiri
Suara jerit hati kuingkari

La ilaha illa anta ya
Subhanaka inni kuntu


Sunday, February 19, 2006

Muslims by choice

While reading the online khutbah....I came across this interesting khubtah.

Dear Brothers and Sisters,

I ask those of us who were born into Muslim families: Are we Muslims by choice, or by chance? Do we follow Islam out of a deep personal conviction, or simply by habits, copied from our parents? Is Islam an inheritance we never question, and we never examine closely? Have we made clear and considered decisions about our future, or are we happy just to let things drift along? We must answer these questions truthfully so that we can enjoy the full richness of a life based on iman and taqwa, faith and Allah-awareness.

We must understand that Islam is not simply one of a range of lifestyle options we can choose from a catalogue or supermarket. Out there in the wider world already we are being classified as moderates and militants, jihadis, ‘progressive Muslims’ and suchlike. Others are trying to reformulate Islam into something that fits their own agenda. Soon we might hear about semi-skimmed Islam, diet Islam and fat-free Islam. Personally, I prefer the original flavour, the whole-hearted version. Remember, what the Qur'an says:

O You who Believe, enter into Islam whole-heartedly, and follow not the steps of Shaytaan, for he is to you an avowed enemy….” [athuw-wum mubeen]

Islam does not require new ways of inventing itself in order to gain more followers. This is not a numbers game. It is about the quality of individual Believers. It is about transforming human beings from what we are to what Alláh wants us to be. “Fee ahsani taqweem,’’ the Holy Qur'an describes the pinnacle human perfection. There’s no need for diet Islam or semi-skimmed Islam, and we must beware of any newly-invented forms of our noble Faith. “Wa kullun bid’atin dalaalah, wa kullun dalaala fin naar.” And every newly-invented matter [in the faith] is an innovation, and every innovation leads to the Fire.” He Who has the Power and Wisdom to create the heavens and the earth, has perfected Islam for us and chosen it as our way of living. How can anyone possibly improve on that?

We Muslims ought to show by example that Islam is not to be feared, but welcomed. Our trustworthy and generous nature should illuminate our homes and be like a beacon of light to our neighbours in the wider community. It is said that Faith, Iman, does not enter a heart without beautifying it. As our faith increases, so our character should improve, and so our neighbourhoods should benefit. Real Believers add value to their environment.

We, who were born into Muslim families, need to search our hearts and souls so that we too can be Muslims by choice and not merely by chance. Like our new Brothers and sisters, we, too, must feel the deep joy and serenity of fulfilling the Covenant when our Ruh, our soul recognises its Creator.

Some practical points. Our new brothers and sisters need help and guidance. There is such a bewildering confusion of groups and subgroups out there, each trying to elbow its way above the rest. We have Salafis, Sufis, Wahabis, Deobandis, Brehelwis, Ahle this and Ahle that. Let’s keep Islam simple. At least 17 times every day, we ask Allah, “Ihdi nas siraatal Mustaqeem,”Show us the straight way.” Don’t let us confuse ourselves and our new brothers and sisters. Let us remember just two important qualities of our Holy Prophet Muhammad sws. He was trustworthy; Al-Ameen, and he had a most generous heart. Let us, then, be truthful, trustworthy and generous towards one another… We also need to help new Muslim find jobs, homes, and suitable husbands and wives. This is the practical side of following Prophet Muhammad sws.

Muslims deserve generosity from each other not only in material things, but more especially in accepting diversity of opinions. This readiness to accommodate different opinions was eloquently explained in last week’s khutbah by Br Essam Mahgoub. Let’s be more forgiving of each other’s faults. Let’s not criticise, condemn and complain. Be and let be. Live and let live. Let Allah be the judge in matters we dispute. In the meantime, let us smile and embrace one another and celebrate our differences as yet another Sign, another Ayaat, of Allah’s infinite creativity.

"Rabbana la tu'akhizna in-nasina aw akh-ta'na. Rab-bana wa la tahmil 'alayna isran kama hamaltahu 'ala-lladhina min qablina, Rab-bana wa la tuhammilna ma la taqata lana bih, wa-'fu 'anna wa 'ghfirlana warhamna anta Maulana fansurna 'alal-qawmil kafirin."

“O Alláh, condemn us not if we fall into error, Our Lord, lay not on us a burden like that which you laid on those before us, Our Lord, lay not on us a burden greater than we have strength to bear; Blot out our sins, grant us forgiveness, have mercy on us; You are our protector; Help us against those who stand against faith.”

taken from here

Monday, February 13, 2006


Something that it is easy to be gained will be have less value to the eye of the beholder.

Look around you and check which of which that you value the most. Watch, books, shoes, clothes? Time, study, life, faith?

To a person that gains wealth so easily, that person will tend to regard the wealth as nothing. To be spend and to be used without any thought or consideration. Buying anything that crosses their mind.

To a person who works very hard to reach and grasp the entity called wealth, he will tend to guard his wealth cautiously. He will buys commodities that will help him in the future. The wealth not to be wasted but to be used to gain a better opportunity in the future. Perhaps, he will donate some of his money to poor people around him.To him, the wealth that his gained through hardship is valuable and priceless.

A person who acquires freedom through hardship will know the real value of those freedom. Ask anyone who have been involved countless wars and battles in order to gain their freedom, to them...freedom is something that is too close to their heart.

A person who achieved freedom without doing nothing, will never know the exact meaning of those precious word. Celebrating independence day is just another celebration that means nothing in their heart. Cause freedom to not a big matter, not worth to be discussed, not even worth their time to be put into their thinking process.

Something that it is easy to be gained will be have less value to the eye of the beholder.

A person who was born as a Muslim rarely knows what Islam has brought to them. To them, Islam is a religion, a faith that requires them to fast during the holy month of Ramadhan, to pray five times a day and if they're capable, performing hajj at Mecca. When the time of Eid comes, they celebrated it and never explore the meaning behind of those celebration. When someone drew pictures of Prophet Muhammad and made bad remarks out of those images, the born-Muslim became angry. Buildings to be destroyed, flags to be burned. Did they know the history of the Prophet? Did they know the journey of Prophet and the Companion to bring Islam to the whole world?

A person who works hard and endure countless struggle to become a Muslim will know the true meaning of Islam. He knows what is Islam and what is gained by becoming a Muslim. To him, Islam is such a valuable way of life to the extent that he will protect Islam with everything he had. For almost 13 years in Macca, the Prophet and Companion faced great misery and affliction just because they were believing in Allah. Yet, they never surrender their own faith and from that time onwards, become the greatest human generation ever on Earth.

To those people who were born as a Muslim, are you able to know the true value of Islam? A question for me too and a reminder to the reader.

Thursday, February 09, 2006

the chart that shows our profession

While surfing the net, came across this very-very interesting post. How to choose what will you be if you are med student. Whether surgery, paediatrics or else.....the chart shows the way ;)


the main obvious problem with the current script....

if you see on top of the page, you will see that the background image is on top of the header.

still searching for the right solution...

Wednesday, February 08, 2006


still have lots of bug to fix everywhere. links need to be updated too.

Tuesday, February 07, 2006


thinking of changing the look of this blog....

Sunday, February 05, 2006

back in Melbourne

after almost two months of holiday, I'm back. Interesting holiday...full of colours ;)