Tuesday, October 30, 2012

Some Wise words.. practice them

Free from Hate, free from worry, be simple, Give more, expect less

The key to everything is PATIENCE
Life is a journey, not a destination
Never let Fear of Failure get into your way
When you lose, do not lose the lesson
To handle yourself, use your head.. To handle others, use your heart
Soft answer turns away wrath, harsh words stirs anger
Tongue of the wise uses knowledge, mouth of the fools pours foolishness
Don't judge each day with harvest that you reap, but the seeds that you plant

Keep smiling, as long as you smile, you still have hope

Thoughts-> words-> actions -> habits -> character -> destiny

Thinking about.... death

I am writing about my feeling lately....

Nothing serious, but more of a reflection of my life. I suppose I come to a stage whereby I have to think about... preparation to meet Allah.

Life is about making the most before you eventually die. Everyone must die. It is a question of how you die, rather than when you die.

I have started jogging again, just to keep my health in good shape. I also did a lot of reflection about my life until now. Well, I can afford to smile, as I think I have been living a good life. Alhamdulillah, there is not much pain that I went through.

I learn that life is what you make from it. Your reaction towards life shapes you. If we always have a positive attitude, then life is such a wonderful thing..

If love is what you show to people, then love is what you feel coming back to you...
We cannot change the past, neither can we control the future. It is the present that we really have to manage. Anger must always be checked. If we can refrain from talking too much, then it is for the better. Solat must be perform as early as when we hear the azan.

Syukur to Allah for whatever He has given to me until this moment. Allah knows best of what to give to me & I am in a state of redha. 

Sunday, October 21, 2012

Paksa anak2 solat & belajar utk Ujian

Saya diberitahu bahawa ilmu adalah elemen yg sangat penting dalam ugama. Allah meninggikan darjat seseorang yg berilmu. Majlis2 ilmu juga diibaratkan sebagai taman2 syurga. Dengan ilmu, kita dapat meningkatkan ketaqwaan kita kepada Allah. Dengan ilmu juga iman & amal menjadi lebih mantap.

Peringkat ibadat ada 4
1. Paksa - Sebelum mencapai kemanisan iman, seseorang itu mesti dikerah & dipaksa melakukan sesuatu. Misalnya solat, kita mesti memaksa anak2 kita solat 5 waktu.
2. Doa- kita mesti sentiasa berdoa agar anak2 kita solat 5 waktu. Setelah berusaha, sekarang sampai tahap tawakkal & berserah diri pada Allah supaya Allah memberikan petunjuk & kekuatan kpd anak2 kita
3. Rela - Anak2 kita rela supaya kita sentiasa tegur mereka dalam melakukan solat. Mereka tidak lagi "liat" dalam mengerjakan solat, tapi mereka minta kita bantu mereka dalam memaksa mereka solat 5 waktu
4. Reda - Ini peringkat tertinggi. Anak2 kita tidak perlu lagi disuruh atau di ingatkan supaya solat. Mereka sudah mula mengecapi nikmat kemanisan iman & amal.

Moga2 kita semua dapat mendidik anak2 supaya sentiasa jangan tinggal solat 5 waktu.

PS. Dalam minggu peperiksaan pada 8-12 Oktober ini, saya membuat kelas bimbingan untuk anak bongsu saya (Anis Sofia). Kelas meliputi Bahasa Arab & akhlak. Nampak macam ok aje. Kita tunggu keputusan beliau nanti.

Saya juga mengajar Fizik peringkat SPM untuk anak kedua saya (Aisyah). Yg ini sangat mencabar. Harap2 dia mendapat keputusan yg baik dalam SPM nanti (bermula minggu ke-2 November)
"Allah, kau berilah kekuatan supaya anak2 dapat melaksanakan solat 5 waktu & reda kepadaMu, serta berilah keputusan yg baik dlm peperiksaan mereka"

Saturday, October 20, 2012

My short trip to Auckland, New Zealand 7-9 Oct

I got a telephone call from my sister (NZ) at 7pm on 2nd October 2012. She said, she was just diagnosed by the doctor of having breast cancer.

I felt shocked, but I knew that this is qadar from Allah. She told me she is going to do an operation on 8th October 2012. She asked me whether I should break the news to everyone. Not knowing anything, I asked her what she thinks, and she said, she does not know. I said, let us keep it to ourselves first. But, she wanted everyone to make doa for her. I said, let me think first. I will tell everyone when I think that they can take it, and then we make the doa and solat hajat for you.

On 4th October, I told my wife and my kids. Then, I called her to tell our brother and sister herself.

On the 5th (Fri), I told everyone in the family. On that day, I made solat hajat and doa after Isya' prayers specifically for her.

I also told my Bawean counterpart to make similar solat hajat & doa for Zaidah Mustaffa.

On 6th October, my uncle called. He said, why don't I fly to Auckland and give Zaidah moral support. That will really boast her spirit before the operation. I said okay, & my uncle was kind enough to buy the ticket for me. I flew from KLIA at 2145hr and arrive in Auckland at 1300hr (7th October). I was questioned by the NZ immigration for buying the flight ticket less than 12 hour before departure time. I explained the true story. They believed me, but not until my luggage was completely checked.

I was received by my sister & her husband. We talked, mainly about her (Zaidah) ambition to help sisters who are newly converts to Islam. We did not discuss much about the operation tomorrow. We solat at Manukau mosques, then proceed to Mission Bay by the sea & my favourite walking trail in Auckland, the Domain. Beautiful walk. I told her to be strong & always remember Allah. Everything that happens, has its silver lining.

Next day was operations day. First stop, to the imaging place, then had some breakfast. We went to the surgery place at 12.30pm. The breast doctor & the surgeon (Dr Crenshaw) came at 1pm. Again I asked Zaidah to be strong.

By 2.30pm, the operation was completed. No real complications. From 1-2.30pm, me and Rudy (brother-in-law), went to pray at Ponsomby mosque and had fish & chips for lunch. We always have faith in Allah. Zaidah came out from ops room at 3pm (still feeling very dizzy because of the GA).

Her friends came at 4pm, but she was still sleepy. She was fully awake at 7pm. Alhamdulillah.

Next day, the surgeon said that she can be discharged, but having this drip to help drain her blood. Both Zaidah & Rudy sent me to Auckland airport. I smiled at both of them. Zaidah is on high spirit. I am very confident that she can overcome this shortfall & become a much stronger & better person. That was my 48 hours experience to boost the morale of my youngest sister in Auckland. The 10 hr 15 min flight started from 1515hr NZ time and arrive at KLIA at 2045 (Mal time). NZ and Malaysia have 5 hours time difference.


Site Visit - Transmission substations

It has been awhile since I got the chance to go to substation site. I was given the chance to visit Transmission substations within Melaka & North Johor States from 1-4 Oct 2012. Together with me were my collegue Nizam, Farah and Hanim.

I did some route planning, so that the mileage can be optimised.

1st day
PMU Jementah, Segamat, Bukit Siput, Bukit Kepong, Tangkak & Tangkak Industry (6 stations). This route considered that I started the journey from KL at 8am.

2nd day
PMU Jasin, Gerisek, Sungai Mati, Tanjung Agas, Sungai Abong & Muar (6 stations)

3rd day
PMU Merlimau, Telok Mas, Ujong Pasir, Semabok, Bandar Melaka, Bona Vista, Malim Jaya, Batu Berendam, Cheng, MetaCorp, Mahkota Melaka (11 stations)

4th day
PMU Melaka,Tangga Batu, Bukit Rambai, Masjid Tanah, Powertek, Kelemak, Zarina, Kampung Gadek & A'Formosa (9 stations) + driving back to KL

Alltogether 32 substations. We stayed 2 days at Philea Resort, Ayer Keroh and 1 day at Casa del Rio in Bandar Hilir (near Jonker's street)

We prayed at masjid Pogoh in Segamat, masjid Jamek Muar & masjid Kg Gangsa, Batu Berendam.

It was really a memorable experience for me. Alhamdulillah