Monday, 13 December 2010

orang pergi kursus kahwin, aku pergi kenduri kahwin


It has been a long time. Idea Scarcity some other factors...hehe

It was my cousin's wedding. The first one among the cousins. Everyone was there and it's fun meeting everyone. Plus, I got a new baju kurung.

Everything was handmade

It was a 2 days event. Well, I couldn't be of much help since I had classes and baby deliveries to conduct (macam la org lain tak boleh buat). I'm sure everyone is exhausted and relieved that everything ended well.

the bride and her groom
(Lepas ni dah kena share Kak Yan dengan Abang Mathir...huhu)  

Family members including us, the cousins were supposed to welcome the guests but the best part was, we get to eat as many as we can. I had 3 meals plus 1 take away. Apart from the Hari Raya, this is a good opportunity to meet and know the distant relatives too.

See, everyone got new clothes

Yesterday was windy but hot. Maybe I should drink more yesterday. Now I'm down with mild cold. (Alasan untuk malas buat kerja...huhu). Ah, it's making me sleepy....zzz... 

Mat Saleh celup ni my cousin, ada yang berminat?

This weekend we're going to Batang Kali, the groom's house. Ooh, weddings are fun! Oh yes, but tiring. But still, it's fun.  So, kenduri Kak Yan dah selamat, I wonder who's next on the list? ;p

Oh, what am I doing writing a blog post when I'm supposed to prepare for the seminar this Friday! (haha...not that I'm sorry)

May Allah bless them both and give them strength through thick and thin

Saturday, 9 October 2010



Quite some time passed since I last updated this page. Well, lots of things happened and most important was holiday and raya. If you happen to notice, my blog posts are more when i'm at the hostel, especially when the exam was just around the corner and none when it was holiday.  

picture by aw3rz

The closing day of 3S- Salam, Senyum & Sapa programme was eventful. I had fun (oh, bila mau study ni?). Thanks people! I had my eyes set on the Choral Speaking Competition and Dikir Bersalam. They were hillarious! Watching the performances brought me down the memory lane. It reminded me of US, the 3rd batch. I thought it was just me, but then I found out that I wasn't the only one. It is a pity that a part of us are in Temerloh and another part is in  Ampang. I think we could've took part if we're all in the same place, won't we?

This was one of the earliest project

Initially, I planned to put pictures of us doing performances but there are too many of it. Plus, I don't have the full set of picture with me. Well, maybe next time. We sure did lots of things together. Not just performances, we also had our picnics at the waterfalls and organized programmes together. 

Will there be the next one? 

Sunday, 18 July 2010

here again


still cute

aidilfitri 2009

ahlan wa sahlan ya ramadhan. may it be better for us than before.
may Allah bless us all.

Wednesday, 23 June 2010

The PAC Run


Kolej Tun Syed Nasir of UKM organized a Prostate Awareness Campaign (PAC) last Sunday. Among the activities are Prostate Cancer Exhibition, Health Screening, and 7 km marathon. 10 of us participated the marathon with an entrance fee of RM 20 per person (which doesn't come from our own pocket).

aen and ainul with the cheerleaders in blue

The last run that I participated was...say...a year ago? After being disappointed not being able to participate anything for the past year, I simply signed in for the run though I've never really like a long-distance run. It has been a long time since I last worked out and the best part was I couldn't even find my running shoes that I had to borrow from someone else.

muka-muka yang lari 7 km tapi tak turun training

We didn't know the track even though we did some of our trainings for the previous runs around Taman Tasik Permaisuri. Not knowing the track could be an advantage if you're in a good mood and surprisingly, I was quite optimist about finishing the run. It took me about one hour to finish the run, yet I still got a medal. For me, there are two possibilities; it's either because I'm in a good shape or it's just that they are not good enough ( offense).

046; the lucky number?

The event started at about 0700 hrs and we arrived at the hostel after some detours to Jalan TAR and SOGO at around 1400 hrs.

I would like to express my gratitude to:
  • Farah Diyana for the running shoes
  • Raihan and Nija for coming as supporters
  • Najmi Ahmad for the car
  • last but not least, Aen and Ainul for participating with me

Saturday, 1 May 2010

Jordan : an escapade

Salam. A little experience to be shared.

On Tuesday, 13th April we hired Abul A'la with his MPV to take us around Amman to visit a numbers of historical sites. We left Irbid for Amman at 0930 hrs. Amman is built on seven hills, or jabals, each of which more or less defines a neighborhood. Most jabals once had a traffic circle, and although most of these have now been replaced by traffic lights, Amman’s geography is often described in reference to the eight circles which form the spine of the city.

Amman city from The Citadel

The Citadel

The Citadel is the site of ancient Rabbath-Ammon, and excavations here have revealed numerous Roman, Byzantine and early Islamic remains. We paid 1JD* each for the entrance.

1st stop : Amman Citadel (Jabal Qal'ah)

Jabal Qal'ah, situated in the middle of Amman was occupied as early as the Neolithic period, and fortified during the bronze age. The emerging settlement was named Rabbath-Ammon (Great City of Ammonites) and centered here during the Ammonite Period (Iron Age). In ancient times, Amman with its surrounding region was successively ruled by the then-superpowers of the Middle East: Assyria (8 BC), Babylonia (6 BC), the Ptolemies, the Seleucids (3 BC), Rome (1st  BC), and the Umayyads (7 AD).It was then rebuilt in the classical style and named Philadelphia, after the Ptolemic ruler of Egypt, King Ptolemy II Philadelphus. The city was incorporated into Pompey the Great's province of Syria, and later into the province of Arabia created by Trajan (106 AD).

Team No-tea (from left) : Izyan, Dr. Anuar Sani, Nadia, Farahin, Syairah, Hani

When Transjordan passed into Arab rule in the 7th century AD, its Umayyad rulers restored the city's original name of Amman. Neglected under the Abbasids and abandoned by the Mamlukes, the city's fortunes did not revive until the late 19th century, under the Ottoman empire. Amman became the capital of the Emirate of Transjordan in 1921, and of the newly-created Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan in 1947. Greater Amman (the core city plus suburbs) today remains by far the most important urban area in Jordan, containing over half of the country's population or about 3 million out of 5 million people.

Things to be seen in The Citadel:

The Temple of Hercules

The great temple of Hercules (Herakles), today also known as the Great Temple of Amman. The temple was built in the reign of the Emperor Marcus Aurelius (161-180 AD). It is larger than any temple in Rome and the massive structure faces east. The temple stands within an immense temenos(sacred precinct) that is surrounded by porticos.  The absence of columns on the rest of the structure, has convinced the excavator that the temple was actually left unfinished.

The Byzanthine Church : The remains of a small Byzantine Basilica

The Umayyad Mosque

The Umayyad Palace Complex is known simply as Al-Qaser (the Palace), which dates back to the Islamic Umayyad period around 720 AD. Its exact function is unknown, but the building includes a monumental gateway, cruciform audience hall and four vaulted chambers. A colonnaded street runs through the complex and to the north and east, ruins of the palace grounds are visible.

2nd stop: The Grand Husseini Mosque

It was originally built by Umar Al-Khattab in 640 AD. Then, it was rebuilt by King Abdullah I in 1924 using striking pink-and-white stone. It is also speculated as the site of the Cathedral of Philadelphia. Between the Al-Husseini Mosque and the Citadel is Amman’s famous gold souq, which features row after row of glittering gold treasures.

We forgot to take some shots because we were quite 'busy' shopping at the Wastul Balad which is situated near the mosque.

The abayas there are gorgeous and quite cheap

Al-Mudarraj (The Amphitheatre)

The Roman Amphitheatre viewed from The Citadel

It is situated down the hill from The Citadel and connected to it via a long, deep, and hidden tunnel. It is said to be the most impressive legacy of Roman Philadelphia (Amman) built under Emperor Antoninus Pius (138-161 AD). Its 33 rows once seated 5000 spectators for performances and possibly also had religious significance. It is still in regular use for theatrical and entertainment productions. The Forum was built in front of the Theater under Commodus in 189-190 AD. The entrance fee is 2JD but we didn't enter.

The Ahl Kahfi Mosque incidence

The mosque was built near the cave

Ahl Kahfi was not in our original plan because it was listed in the Jelajah Jordan programme. It was due to some misunderstanding and Abul A'la was very excited to show us the place. And so, we arrived there minutes before Asar. Visitors were told to perform the prayer first before they can enter the cave. The cave is quite small, inside it now are the tombs of the seven sleepers. 

May we all be granted the faith as strong as of the seven sleepers

Final stop : Maqam Bilal bin Rabah

He is a great man

The tomb is situated in a village quite far from the main city. We were there for a few minutes and prayed for his well-being.

We then stopped by at a bank because Dr. Anuar needed to withdraw some cash before we head back for Irbid. We arrived at around 0715 hrs and paid Abul A'la 80JD for his service. He was nice and quite friendly. At first, he didn't talk much but as the day passed, he talked more and faster. The night continued with the Pre-clinical Hang-out Programme at Bayt Mohabbatein before we called it a day. Overall, it was an enjoyable trip and worth any trouble.

 Team No-tea at Grande Pranzo

* 1JD = RM 4.60

Sunday, 11 April 2010

Dari bumi Jordan


A little bit about our journey. we took off from KLIA at 0255 hrs. We had a transit at Doha, Qatar for 8 hours. what's fun there is that we got breakfast and lunch for free. It was cold over there. after having breakfast, most of us slept in the mosque, while some others window-shopped. the flight from Doha to Amman was about 2 hours. we arrived in Amman at about 5 o'clock in the evening. Then, we headed to Irbid by bus. It took another 2 hours. 

I'm using my host's laptop. there are 3 of them. they are 2nd year students. it's a nice house. but a bit cold inside especially at nights (read: 2-4 degree Celcius at night). we (Izyan and I) will be staying here for a week and move to a 3rd year's house next week as the 2nd years will be having their exam next week.

yesterday, we went to Balad and Bundle, and did a little bit of shopping there. the drivers here are very..em..courteous i would say. even if they are driving fast, they would allow pedestrians to cross the road. so, it is quite safe to cross the roads.

i think that's all for now. i'll continue my story (with pictures) when I get back to Malaysia.

Wednesday, 31 March 2010

si jimbawee 2


It has been about a week after the 2nd Professional Exam. That weekend, everybody went back to their hometown. I went back to my 2nd hometown, Gombak...hehehe. my cousin, Kak Yan was engaged. While helping out a bit here and there, Jimbawee the Atok's cat always appear out of nowhere (err..making sure everything goes accordingly?)  

I think he's one spoiled pet cat. I just feel like posting something tonight...simply because I have no mood for other things. so, here goes

he's tired, I can assure you ; p

he's really tired now

I think he's aware that people are watching him


gaya penat macam apa je

we have to move out of the Residential College on thursday. ugh! I hate the packing part...

Saturday, 27 March 2010

Tuesday, 9 March 2010

kembali gemilang


hello there. how are you? hope you're in the pink of health...(hahaha..skema jawapan kalau kena tulis surat utk kawan masa PMR dulu)

anyway, the 2nd professional exam has started with Quranic Memorization. pray for our success =) bittaufiq wa najah kawan-kawan.

man, i'm trying hard to work hard..ok, maybe not that hard enough. i want to try harder..please pray that i'll work as hard as i can...hihi
this is one of my favourite songs in my playlist. i would say that this is my best friend during the study week. well, it still is. here goes...

Kembali Gemilang
lyrics by Pahrol Md Juoi

Tanah dijarah bumi berkuah darah
Kitab dihancur senjatanya dilebur
Istana diroboh maruah diceroboh
Islam seakan terkubur selamanya

Pun begitu kenangan tetap menyala
Pada sisa Rom Parsi yang masih nostalgia
Pada kemeriahan terus dipuja
Darah dan keringat mengumpul semangat

Ketulusannya (pernah) menjulang dunia
Keadilannya (pernah) jua dinikmati
Islam pernah merentasi samudera
Menjejaki benua ke benua
Demi menawarkan sejahtera

Bagaikan air mengalir ke muara
Bagai angin menyisir tanpa henti
Islam tetap kan membara di jiwa
Buat umat di serata dunia
Dulu kini selama-lamanya

Islam bukan pada harta
Bukan jua pada senjatanya
Tapi pada iman di jiwa
Taqwa sebagai perisainya
Menghuni di jiwa penganutnya
Tak kan padam sampai bila-bila

Pasti Islam kan bangun semula
Dengan wajah di celahan hiba
Senyuman kan terukir kembali
Kerna janji sejak bermula

Tidak kan padam cahaya Ilahi
Walau dirantai seribu tirani
Walau dibelenggu seribu tragedi
Islam pasti agung kembali

and oh, you can easily google it up if you want to listen to it..

hehe..bukan malas, cuma tak rajin je nak attach kan sekali.

Wednesday, 24 February 2010

riddles - who am i

these are the riddles for the Treasure Hunt competition at the English Gateaway. there are 8 of us, rahimie, baihaqi, faris, qayyum, hani, nadia, ummu, and me. see if you can Get the right person for each. ^_^

By car, by bus, or even by aeroplane,
Travelling is what i enjoy the most.

Bees are busy because they are hardworking,
But my weekends are busy because i'm loving it.

My acquaintances are many,
As i moved houses a lot,
Along the west coast i have been,
But  not yet the east coast.

Lion is fierce,
Dove is kind,
I may look fierce,
But i am very kind.

Den is to lion,
Burrow is to rabbit,
Hive is to bee,
As Pandan Indah is to me.

Barney loves you,
But Pooh loves me.

My hair is curly,
But i am not Reggedy Ann,
My spectacles are nice,
But i am not the Superman.

Hardy Boys, Famous Five, and Sherlock Holmes,
They are my friends since I was a kid,
Tahan and Kinabalu are gorgeous mountains,
But Ledang is the one that lies in front me.

Saturday, 6 February 2010

1924 - part six (end)

here goes the last part of the song. the lyrics alone are insufficient for the whole history. so i'm suggesting that we find out more about it.

In 1960s
Somalia,Nigeria, Kuwait & Algeria

In 1964 Came the PLO
Yaser Arafat,the US scarecrow
a great decline 
In 1969
When the west was training Muslims scholars for hire
Jews were setting Al-Aqsa mosque on fire!

Let us recall 1970
For those who don't remember
That was the year
That we had Black September

The King of Jordan & Yaser Arafat
Began their plot
Shot after shot
Muslim blood spilled
As innocent Muslims were killed
Communism attacked
but Muslims fought back

The sincere Mujahideen of Afghanistan
fought and pushed back the Russians
and then they started to fight among themselves
Khomaine became in power
with the promise of ruling and raising the Ummah to the level of dignity

But his promise never went through
soon after Iran and Iraq went to war
And millions of innocent Muslims died
for 10 years Muslims killing Muslims
Over what?! What else!
The Agenda of the west!

at the end there were no resolution
Today Iran is very much open to democracy and reformation
and the Muslims in Iraq continue to suffer

where is the Amir of the Ummah?!

Another decade gone
But we still don't have Islam
Take a look at the gulf
And the killings of Saddam
Over million Muslims died
But no one answered their cries

In the 1990's
The Muslim genocide

Bring back Islam!
Bring back Islam!
Bring back Islam!
Bring back Islam!

It's the year 2000
And nothing has changed
Past generations has aged
Let us write the next page
It's time for us to change

It's up to you & me
Either we make history
or we become history

Saturday, 23 January 2010

1924 - part five

In 1924

Our state was demolished
Hundred years of planning and their plans were accomplished
Kafirs broke our bondage
Contaminated our knowledge

Better listen up
because you won't learn this in college

Beginning of the end
and the divisions began
Step by step they divided our lands

in 1921
Saudi Arabia & Iran

next year Egypt & In 1932 Iraq

In 1945
Jordan, Indonesia, Lebanon & Syria

Two years later
The division of India
the Muslims took a stand
and demanded the ruling of Islam
so they gave them pakistan
but it was only an illusion
a false resolution
far from the solution

In 1948
The Jews establish their Israeli state

In 1901
the kufar went to Sultan Abdull Hamid the II
and offered to pay tremendous amount of money
to the Islamic State for Palestine.

Sultan Abdull Hamid the II replied:
I am not going to give one inch of Palestine to the jews
as Palestine is not mine to give
but it belongs to the Ummah
and Ummah have shed blood to defend this land
but if one day the Islamic State falls apart
then you can have Palestine for free
but as long as I am alive
I would rather have my flesh be cut up
than cut out Palestine from the Muslim land
I will not allow any carving up while we are alive!!!!!

Sunday, 17 January 2010

1924 - part four

it's not uncommon to hear people complaining about the trouble of knowing and learning the history. but it is the history that makes us who we are.

what happened in the past is the reason of what is happening today. and what happens in one part of the world might affect another part of the world. well, the world is round after all.

so, what i'm trying to say here is that not only the history of our people is important, but there's a need to know about others' history too. wouldn't you agree with me?

After failing on the battlefield
the kufar got together and decided to yield
they said, "we must change the way the Muslims think."
and sure enough the Muslim Ummah began to sink

In 1917
John Belford promised Palestine to the jews
31 years later his promise went through
Britain and France split the Muslim lands
3 years later Islam worst traitor
Mustafa Kamal brought the states fall

In 1920's
Mustafa Kamal, with the help of the British becomes the hero
Hmph! well this so-called hero cancels the authority
of the most powerful system suitable for human beings
The khilafah!!!
he abandon all the rulings of Allah!
He did not stop there!
He abandoned the Azan in Arabic,
he denied Muslim sister from obeying Allah (SWT)
by abandoning the Hijab

All Islamic calendars and holidays were canceled
Yes brothers and sisters!
he changes the Arabic alphabet to Latin
By doing so he made sure
the next generation will be lost
and have no connection to their Islamic roots
as they can not read or write all the Islamic culture that was recorded

This Islamic system sent by the Creator of Al-'alameen
went from the application in life to be in museums
for people to go and see in turkey

Wednesday, 13 January 2010

1924 - part three

in this part, we see how great people can be when they practice the real Islam.

let us go back
to the beginning of the century
and review our history

from one side
to the other side of the globe
the system of Islam
Ruled over the world

They went to the Muslims
for the all their solutions
from mathematics to biology
to the advancements in technology

the kafir women
use to imitate our women
they wanted the same respect
that the Muslims sisters were given

while the enemies of Islam
were trying to twist the Quran
trying to write a Surah like Allah's
they all failed miserably
and many of them responded
"Ashhadu -an la Ilaha Ilallah
wa Ashhadu- anna Muhammadun rasullullah"

Allah has challenged the humanity until the day of judgment
to produce a Surah or an Ayah like the Quran
And Allah assures that they will never be able
to make a surah like it

The kufar plan and work to destroy this Deen
and Allah affirms that we too are planning
and if all the people of the world got together
 they still could not and will never be able
to put even a scratch a side of a muster seeds
on the throne of almighty Allah (SWT)

Monday, 11 January 2010

1924 - part two

The Imam of the Ummah is a shield where he protects the Ummah
and where the Ummah fights behind him

Where is this shield today to protect the Ummah?
What happen to this shield to honor and dignify the Ummah?

In 1917 Prime Minister of britain
after entering Jerusalem stated,
"the crusade war has ended."
In the same year the French general, Goro went to the grave of Salahudeen-Ayubi

Salahudeen-Ayubi, the one who 730 years prior
crushed the crusades and liberated Palestine & Syria
he went to his grave in Damascus and kicked it
and said, "Wake up oh Salahudeen we are here!"

How did they do this to you and me
We turn on the TV and all we see
is a world full of casualties
a generation in agony
our Ummah is in misery

Saturday, 9 January 2010

songs and history


we all listen to many kinds of songs. being an avid song listener, there are two reasons for me two like a song. one is the beautiful melody and music arrangement. and two, the lyrics. to me, song lyrics are like riddles. they are written in a way that sometimes different people can interpret them differently.

and now i'm inviting you, my reader to go through this song. the lyrics are quite long that i decided not to have them all in one post.

1924 by Soldiers of Allah
(part one)
The truth about the state
It wasn't always like this
Let us look back in time
History reminds us

One army
One land
One central authority
Crushing the Romans
Persians put in fear
The Ummah like a Lion
No need to shed a tear

When the village was attacked by the kufar
The Khalife heard the sister cry
And prepared for war
Attacking the city
Destroying it from existence

Lesson # 1
Don't ever mess with Muslims

listen to the song
it's a nice song but i'm sorry that i can only provide the link instead of having the video in this post. the linked video is quite interesting though.