Sunday, September 27, 2015

MU top of the heap after 7 games

For the first time since May2013, Manchester United sits at the top of BPL table.

That is 2 years and 4 months. What a feeling..... Have not felt this feeling for some time.

Anyway predictions for BPL 2016.
1. Man United
2. Man City
3. Arsenal
4. Chelsea

We will have to see in May 2016, whether this prediction is correct


Friday, September 25, 2015

Eid Adha 1436 (2015)

I celebrated 1436H Aidil Adha in a very good atmosphere (at least in my view)

I fasted the day before.

Woke up very early on 10th Zulhijjah. Prayed Subh and do takbir, tahlil, tahmid & tasbih.

Prayed Eid prayers at 8.30am. Had rendang at my aunt's place.

Went to "witness" slaughter of cow (korban) starting at 10am and finished araound noon.
Distributed the meat.

The true spirit of sacrifice (korban), is your actions that you do for Allah and mankind above your own interests. Masyaallah..

Each time you do good, remember Allah...Rabbul Aalamiin. He knows and will reward you.

Relatives come and silaturrahim.

Zuhur prayers at local surau. Then again continue takbir.

Went to visit my close friend's house in Shah Alam.

Maghrib/Isya at masjid and continue takbir... such a peaceful atmosphere both internal and external.
Both physical and spiritual.

Ya Rabb... Grant me peace in this world and the next.
Allah huakbarX3 walillah hilhamd  

Tuesday, September 22, 2015

Does God exists?

The debate : GOD exists or not
Don't miss even a single word in this conversation. 
An atheist professor of philosophy speaks to his class on the problem science has with God, The Almighty.

He asks one of his new student..... ....  

Prof: So you believe in God?

Student: Absolutely, sir.

Prof: Is God good?

Student: Sure.

Prof: Is God all-powerful?

Student: Yes.

Prof: My brother died of cancer even though he prayed to God to heal him.
Most of us would attempt to help others who are ill. But God didn't. How is this God good then? Hmm?
(Student is silent.)

Prof: You can't answer, can you? Let's start again, young fella. Is God good?

Student: Yes.

Prof: Is Satan good?

Student: No.

Prof: Where does Satan come from?

Student: From...God.. .

Prof: That's right. Tell me son, is there evil in this world?

Student: Yes.

Prof: Evil is everywhere, isn't it? And God did make everything. Correct?

Student: Yes.

Prof: So who created evil?
(Student does not answer.)

Prof: Is there sickness? Immorality? Hatred? Ugliness? All these terrible things exist in the world, don't they?

Student: Yes, sir.

Prof: So, who created them?
(Student has no answer.)

Prof: Science says you have 5 senses you use to identify and observe the world around you. Tell me, son...Have you ever seen God?

Student: No, sir.

Prof: Tell us if you have ever heard your God?

Student: No, sir.

Prof: Have you ever felt your God, tasted your God, smelt your God? Have you ever had any sensory perception of God for that matter?

Student: No, sir. I'm afraid I haven't.

Prof: Yet you still believe in Him?

Student: Yes.

Prof: According to empirical, testable, demonstrable protocol, science says your GOD doesn't exist..

What do you say to that, son?

Student: Nothing. I only have my FAITH.

Prof: Yes. Faith. And that is the problem science has.

Student: Professor, is there such a thing as heat?

Prof: Yes.

Student: And is there such a thing as cold?

Prof: Yes.

Student: No sir. There isn't..
(The lecture theater becomes very quiet with this turn of events.)

Student : Sir, you can have lots of heat, even more heat, superheat, mega heat, white heat, a little heat or no heat. But we don't have anything called cold. We can hit 458 degrees below zero which is no heat, but we can't go any further after that.

There is no such thing as cold . Cold is only a word we use to describe the absence of heat. We cannot measure cold. Heat is energy . Cold is not the opposite of heat, sir, just the absence of it.
(There is pin-drop silence in the lecture theater.)

Student: What about darkness, Professor? Is there such a thing as darkness?

Prof: Yes. What is night if there isn't darkness?

Student : You're wrong again, sir. Darkness is the absence of something.. You can have low light, normal light, bright light, flashing light....But if you have no light constantly, you have nothing and it's called darkness, isn't it? In reality, darkness isn't. If it were you would be able to make darkness darker, wouldn't you?

Prof: So what is the point you are making, young man?

Student: Sir, my point is your philosophical premise is flawed.

Prof: Flawed? Can you explain how?

Student: Sir, you are working on the premise of duality.. You argue there is life and then there is death, a good God and a bad God.. You are viewing the concept of God as something finite, something we can measure. Sir, science can't even explain a thought. It uses electricity and magnetism, but has never seen, much less fully understood either one.To view death as the opposite of life is to be ignorant of the fact that death cannot exist as a substantive thing. Death is not the opposite of life: just the absence of it. Now tell me, Professor.Do you teach your students that they evolved from a monkey?

Prof: If you are referring to the natural evolutionary process, yes, of course, I do.

Student: Have you ever observed evolution with your own eyes, sir?
(The Professor shakes his head with a smile, beginning to realize where the argument is going.)

Student: Since no one has ever observed the process of evolution at work and cannot even prove that this process is an on-going endeavor, are you not teaching your opinion, sir? Are you not a scientist but a preacher? (The class is in uproar.)

Student: Is there anyone in the class who has ever seen the Professor's brain?
(The class breaks out into laughter.)

Student : Is there anyone here who has ever heard the Professor's brain, felt it, touched or smelt it? No one appears to have done so. So, according to the established rules of empirical, stable, demonstrable protocol, science says that you have no brain,sir. With all due respect, sir, how do we then trust your lectures, sir?
(The room is silent. The professor stares at the student, his face unfathomable. )

Prof: I guess you'll have to take them on faith, son.

Student: That is it sir... The link between man & god is FAITH . That is all that keeps things moving & alive. 

Student: God created everything. But God let YOU have the power to choose. Freedom of choice. To be Good or to NOT be Good.

Saturday, September 19, 2015

Peninsular Malaysia electricity demand forecast - my humble view with great concern

I am writing a bit about an observation from my own point of view.

I have written this 3 times in my previous postings. And I am writing it again.

My posting Aug 2012
My posting Feb 2012
My posting Aug 2010

First in Aug 2010 and the second in Feb 2012 and third Aug 2012.
This shows the IMPORTANCE of this subject, at least to myself.

It is about the Peninsular Malaysia electricity demand forecast. This is the start of any process in the electricity industry.

A forecast is something that you predict. Allah is the ALL knowing. Forecasts are all wrong to a certain degree. But we have to do it anyway.

I have said (in previous postings) that electricity demand growth is hovering around 2.0% per year, since 2012.

But with my latest observation of 4 factors, it could well be stagnant (0% growth)
The 4 factors are:-
1. Introduction of large amount of RE incentives (Renewable Energy)
2. Introduction of new technology in EE (Electicity Efficiency)
3. Climate change factor
4. Current world economic factor

Sufficient for me to stop just here. But, in a degree of certainty, I can say that the demand is going to be surprisingly low in the coming years.

Ya Rabb, You the Greatest and All knowing.

Knowledge from 3 main areas

Knowledge is things that you can learn from 3 main areas:-

1. Creations around you
2. History, past happenings that we can learn from. Either follow or avoid
3. Revelation from Allah (Quran)

Children learn mainly from things around them.
Schoolchildren learn from history subject(which is a very important subject)
Believers learn from revelation from Quran.

It is very important that as Believers, we MUST learn the Quran in order to complete the learning areas.

Ya Rabb, help us learn your deen Ya Allah. Make us among the people of tawqa and with knowledge.

Allah created everything in pairs to form a PERFECT BALANCE

I have since realised that whatever Allah created in this world is in pairs. Or another deeper meaning of pairs, is Allah's creation needs/depends on each other.

Allah says this in surah Yasin:36.

Anyway, what is Allah saying that His creations are created in a PERFECT BALANCE.

If humans try to do something extra to create an unbalanced situation, then humans are not creating but rather destroying the nature.

Male-female, sky-earth, night-day, ocean-land, sun-moon, positive-negative are signs that this physical world is created in a PERFECT BALANCE.

The first word in the Quran is "Read". So Allah is asking us to firstly READ in the name of Allah.

Then Allah ask us to THINK/PONDER of the creations of Allah. Just look at HIS creations. THINK that this world is created for you to observe. THINK very hard with your heart that Allah created all HIS creations in order for us to be aware that HE is the ONE whom we shall worship and be grateful to.

The next step is to be HIS slave. To do what He says and to abstain from what He forbids.

Iman, Ilmu and Amal. That is ALL that Allah wants from us. Simple and straightforward (The straight path).

From All these, guarantee that we will find peace. The ultimate PEACE. Not only in this world but in the hereafter.
(By the way, present word-hereafter are also pairs that form the PERFECT BALANCE)

Ya Rabb, make us ya Allah to be among your TRUE SLAVES. Aamiin.

Saturday, September 12, 2015

My social media list

A bit about social media

Besides my blog ( I have added 4 more to my list

Facebook : /hisham.mustaffa.39
Instagram: @mustaffahisham
Twitter: @hishamagpie
Linkedin: Hisham Mustaffa

May Allah give me strength to do good with these things that I have.