Tuesday, May 23, 2006

3-day excursion SSI - Old Klang Road

The Quaint Surau
Originally uploaded by alhadi64.
20,21,22 May '06 - Its that part of the month again when the Karkuns of SSI will troop off to another destination. This time we have been assigned routes in the area od Old Klang Road.

This time Jemaah SSI is led by Haji Hisham Jabir al-besuti with the rest of them being as follows: Dr Zulkarnain, Ahmad Al-Hadi, Saleh, Hj Hasan, Hj Lazim, Jasrim, Izudin, Azmi(TKP), Shazali(TKP), Hj Anuar & Athla.

Jemaah 3h Tmn Medan Pejasa

1. The Fever is here, 2. Surau Islah Tmn Medan Pejasa, 3. The Boys can really eat..., 4. Boys will be boys, 5. Mesyuarah, 6. Please donate, 7. Surau Islah, 8. Surau Islah, 9. Surau Islah, 10. Ceiling, 11. Kolah Wuduk, 12. Masjid Abdul Rahman Auf, 13. Masjid Abdul Rahman Auf-Interior

The first day, Jasrim & I were assigned taam(cooking) duties. We decided to just buy ready-cooked food. The only thing that we cooked was rice. Lunch was served at about 3pm. And, we had to spend some more time after asr buying groceries for dinner. The menu on dinner is meat in turmeric curry liced with hot green chillies (just writing this makes my mouth water, yum yum) aka "daging masak lomak cili api".

I was assigned as chief cook. The curry turn out well although we struggled a bit to make sure the meat is cooked till its tender. So, not much of dakwah duties for me in the first day. Haji Hassan, after a break of 10 months is back in the 3-day excursion and excited to get back on track. He is in his recognisable jovial self, a delightful individual to have as a member of any jamaat.

The second day, after signing off our khidmat duties right after breakfast, I am back in the thick of daawah action where Hisham has engaged me in a series of ziarah(visit) duties. Haji Man, one of the local brothers have brought me to meet up Hj Derma Dewa, an elderly man (abt 60 yo) who is now strickened with kidney failure and had to undergo dialysis treatment at least 3times a week. He used to be active in the local daawah efforts but has been a bit slow for the last 10 years or so due to the ailment.

Its just a friendly visit without any hardcore daawah since he's a veteran member of Surau Islah. We were warmly welcomed and for the first time we were treated to a lunch at his house at about 12noon (Normally, host would oblige the casual drink of tea with some cookies or most, fried mee). There's always a first time for everything.

Haji Derma proved to be very helpful in bringing us around to meet other brothers in the locality despite his setback. On the 3rd day, I was again engaged to Hj Derma together with Hj Lazim to make ziarah to ocal brothers. We met Borhan who used to study in a Madrasa in Penanti but never did complete his studies. He is now working wth the local bus company, RapidKL. We spent some time with him to explain the importance of him to make time for Deen.

The time spent at Surau Islah was made sweeter with the active involvement of its local brothers like Haji Man(Telekom Malaysia), Nasir, Hj Derma, Fendi, Haznan, Hj Suhairi. We also met Hj Mustafa who is related to Haji Razak, the imam of Surau tmn sri kantan in kajang.

I also met Saifuzzaman (Buzz) who lives in one of the condos in Sri Sentosa on Sunday night and encouraged him to spend more time with the local brothers. Pak Syed, an brother active in daawah efforts in Buzz's local surau (Nurul Iman) whom i later met, reminded me to encourage Buzz to be in touch with the local brothers.

On the last day (Monday) we departed from Surau Islah quite early, right after magrib prayers because there will be religous class held in the surau and all our activities like bayan would have finished by then.

It rained heavily as we left Old Klang Road with an equally heavy heart. Karkuzari & Bayan wapsi was conducted by Arif Hanifa right after isya in Surau Saujana Impian.

Tuesday, May 09, 2006

Selamat Hari Jadi Muaz ke 14


Tanpa disedari umur Muaz makin meningkat. Terasa seperti semalam Muaz masih lagi kecil dan comel tapi itulah hakikat kehidupan... Tiada yang kekal... yang muda akan tua... yang datang akan pergi...masa akan berlalu ibarat air yang mengalir deras.

Dulu Muaz kecil, sekarang dah besar. Dulu Muaz rendah, sekarang dah setinggi Papa...

Papa tiada hadiah yang mewah-mewah untuk Muaz, tiada jamuan-jamuan besar-besaran di hotel-hotel dan tiada janji yang Papa tidak akan marah-marah Muaz.

Papa bersyukur kerana dikurniakan anak yang baik seperti Muaz....
Papa bersyukur Muaz memang seorang yang bertanggungjawab...
Papa bersyukur Muaz tidak pandai menipu....
Papa bersyukur Muaz tidak cuai dalam solat....

Papa berdoa supaya Muaz sentiasa dalam rahmat Allah swt.....
Papa berdoa supaya Muaz kekal dalam iman....
Papa berdoa supaya Muaz tidak akan lupa pada jasa Mama dan Papa...

Gunakanlah masa muda dengan baik supaya Muaz tidak menyesal....
Hari ini bekal untuk hari esok....

Papa paling berbangga bila Muaz dapat hadiah dari sekolah masa Muaz darjah 5. Seperti berbunga-bunga hati Papa bila Muaz dipanggil menerima hadiah tu....

Walaupun hadiah nye tak seberapa tapi yang penting Muaz telah mencuba sedaya upaya. Terima kasih ye Muaz. Tapi, ingat jadikan kejayaan sebagai pemberi semangat untuk maju jaya di masa depan.

Papa dan Mama tidak akan sentiasa di sisi Muaz - Bekalan yang paling baik ialah TAQWA. Ingati Allah swt sentiasa dan kuatkan semangat untuk sentiasa jadi orang yang semakin baik. Tanamkan niat supaya hari ini lebih baik dari semalam, dan esok ada peningkatan ke atas hari ini.....

Jangan leka dengan masa sihat wahai anak muda kerana bila kita tiada tenaga, banyak benda tak dapat dilaksana. Jejaki langkah Nabi junjungan kita SAW supaya kita memperolehi syafaat nya. Iman yang ada ibarat akar pada pokok, tambah dalam akarnya maka bertambah sihatlah pokok yang tumbuh.

Akan tiba masa Muaz juga akan punya anak Muaz sendiri. Ketika itu Muaz sendiri akan merasakan perit nya juga membesarkan anak-anak. Tapi wahai anak muda, di sebalik keperitan itu ada kemanisan - di sebalik kepayahan akan terbit kepuasan. JANGAN MENYERAH KALAH.



Tuesday, May 02, 2006

There are worse things in life

Someone send me this email which i find interesting:

To all those who have kids in the teenage years - and to those who will get there at some point, have a read.

Subject: Interesting Letter....................tooooooooooooo

Father passing by his teenage daughter's bedroom was astonished to see the bed was nicely made and everything was neat and tidy. Then he saw an envelope propped up prominently on the centre of the pillow. It was addressed "Dad". With the worst premonition, he opened the envelope and read the letter with trembling hands:-

Dear Dad,

It is with great regret and sorrow that I'm writing you, but I'm leaving home.I had to elope with my new boyfriend Randy because I wanted to avoid a scene with Mom and you. I've been finding real passion with Randy and he is so nice to me. I know when you meet him you'll like him too - even with all his piercing, tattoos, and motorcycle clothes. But it's not only the passion.
Dad, I'm pregnant and Randy said that he wants me to have the kid and that we can be very happy together. Even though Randy is much older than me (anyway,42 isn't so old these days is it?),and has no money, really these things shouldn't stand in the way of our relationship,don't you agree?
Randy has a great CD collection; he already owns a trailer in the woods and has a stack of firewood for the whole winter. It's true he has other girlfriends as well but I know he'll be faithful to me in his own way. He wants to have many more children with me and that's now one of my dreams too. Randy taught me that marijuana doesn't really hurt anyone and he'll be growing it for us and we'll trade it with our friends for all the cocaine and ecstasy we want. In the meantime, we'll pray that science will find a cure for AIDS so Randy can get better; he sure deserves it!!

Don't worry Dad, I'm 15 years old now and I know how to take care of myself. Someday I'm sure we'll be back to visit so you can get to know your grandchildren.

Your loving daughter,

At the bottom of the page were the letters "PTO". Hands still trembling, her father turned the sheet, and read:

PS: Dad, none of the above is true. I'm over at the neighbour's house.I just wanted to remind you that there are worse things in life than my report card that's in my desk centre drawer. Please sign it and call when it is safe for me to come home. I love you!!!