May 26, 2015

Let's Spread Our WIngs




Maybe because we are both losing ourselves.
I feel that I can relate to you. We are very similar.
Trying to correct our mistakes, when everyone says its too late. 
I don't believe there is anything that isn't reparable in this world.
I'm not strong enough, but I'm trying to be strong.
People keep on saying stop thinking about yourself, but what can we see on the outside without knowing what's inside. 
God brought you to me.
You give me light to the path that I am searching for all these times.
I don't know where will I be directed, if I haven't meet you.
So, I'm grateful for that. I know you come to help me. Maybe I also come to your life to help you.
From the very start, I already have a strong instinct that we are gonna stick with each other for a long time.
This is a miracle. You are very special.

by A


January 29, 2015

#2 Green Deen - Ibrahim Abdul-Matin



BUMI ITU ADALAH MASJID. Satu ayat ringkas yang biasa didengari dan terlintas di fikiran ramai ialah kita sebagai Muslim boleh bersolat di mana-mana dengan syarat mestilah bersih dan menjaga adab-adabnya yang lain. Menariknya, penulis buku Ibrahim Abdul-Matin cuba membawa pembaca kepada pandangan sisi yang berbeza dengan menceritakankan kisahnya ketika kecil yang biasa bersolat di rumah dan masjid, buat pertama kalinya beliau menunaikan solat di hutan ketika mendaki Bear Mountain.


..my father related a hadith, “Wherever you may be at the time of prayer, you may pray, for it (the Earth) is all a mosque”. At that instant, and I couldn’t have been more than 5 or 6 years old, I understood for the first time: the Earth is a mosque; a mosque is sacred; therefore, the Earth is sacred. That moment…..transformed the way that I would see the world forever.”

            Begitulah tema penting yang cuba disampaikan oleh penulis dalam bukunya yang bertajuk  “Green Deen” ini. Buku ini dipilih untuk dibentangkan dalam sesi Bibliophilia yang mengangkat tema “Alam Sekitar” sekaligus menyambung diskusi dokumentari “Chasing Ice” dalam sesi Filmmania pada minggu yang lalu.

           Hubungan di antara insan-pencipta dan alam yang sakral ini boleh direalisasikan dengan mengikut prinsip-prinsip asas seperti yang telah digariskan dalam buku ini. 6 prinsip ringkas yang boleh dipegang untuk merealisasikan penjagaan dan kelangsungan kemakmuran Bumi kita seperti yang ditekankan oleh pembentang buku, Saudari Nadiah Mat Junoh, pelajar tahun akhir Bioteknologi UIAM Kuantan adalah:

1) Keesaan Allah s.w.t dan makhluk-Nya.

            Pencipta alam ini adalah Allah s.w.t dan Alam ini adalah makhlukNya. Setiap sesuatu di dalam Alam ini mempunyai hubungkait antara satu sama lain dan yang menghubungkan dan mengawalnya adalah Allah s.w.t. Berbeza dengan pandangan sekularisme yg memisahkan antara sesuatu dengan sesuatu yang lain, mereka menganggap Alam ini hanyalah objek dan manusia boleh berbuat apa-apa sesuka hatinya demi kepentingan sendiri.

2) Alam-bumi ini merupakan ayat (tanda) kepada Pencipta

            Selain Kitab Suci Al Quran yang menjadi ayat (tanda), Alam juga turut mempamerkan kekuasaan dan kewujudan Allah s.w.t melalui pelbagai bentuk contohnya pengasingan air tawar dan air masin di muara dan kehebatan terbenamnya matahari. Kita sebagai manusia perlulah belajar daripada Alam untuk memastikan dunia ini dikemudi dengan sebaik mungkin. Peribahasa Melayu banyak diekstrak daripada Alam dan menunjukkan nenek moyang kita sentiasa memerhati dan belajar daripada Alam. Tidak menjaga dunia dengan baik umpama menidakkan tanda-tanda ciptaan Allah s.w.t.

3) Khalifah

             Kita sebagai khalifah yang secara literalnya bermaksud pengganti perlu berperanan untuk menjaga Bumi ini. Kita berasal daripada tanah dan akhirnya akan kembali ke tanah. Persoalan mendalam ditekankan oleh pembentang ialah “Adakah kita sanggup kembali ke dalam tanah (kubur) dengan keadaan tanah yang penuh heavy metal dan sisa-sisa pepejal?”

4) Amanah

Analogi ringkas yang diberikan ialah jika kita diberi amanah untuk menjaga sebuah kenderaan dan dibenarkan untuk menggunakannya, pilihan yg  kita boleh lakukan ialah memulangkannya dalam keadaan rosak dan kotor, atau sama seperti sediakala atau lebih baik lagi iaitu dalam keadaan ianya dibersih dan dicuci.

Jadi, secara tuntasnya adakah kita sebagai hidupan di Bumi ini memulangkannya dalam keadaan rosak, busuk dan kotor?

5) Adil

            Adil bermaksud meletakkan sesuatu pada tempatnya. Kita melihat kerakusan sistem ekonomi kapitalis yang mengaut segala sumber alam hanya untuk membuat keuntungan materialistik semata-mata. Tanpa memikirkan kesan jangka panjang, sebagai contoh iaitu industri penternakan yang zalim di mana lembu-lembu diternak dengan diberi makan jagung segera berbanding rumput yang merupakan fitrah makanan asasinya. Perut lembu diciptakan dengan empat kompartmen dan mempunyai enzim cellulase yg sesuai untuk mencerna rumput, bukan jagung. Inilah antara contoh kezaliman yang berlaku dalam industri.

6) Mizan (Seimbang)

            Berkait dengan sistem ekonomi kapitalis yang mencengkam majoriti masyarakat dunia sekarang, segala-galanya “hendak cepat dan mudah”.Mengikut asas yang betul, segala perancangan untuk menggunakan tanah contohnya pertanian perlulah mengikut peraturan alam. Sebagai contoh yang baik, prinsip rantaian makanan digunakan untuk mengawal populasi haiwan perosak seperti tikus dengan meletakkan burung hantu sebagai pemangsa. Kini, peranan itu diganti dengan kegunaan racun perosak yang merosakkan tanah!

Apabila 6 prinsip ini dikukuhkan dalam minda pembaca, kita boleh mewujudkan kesedaran dan melancarkan 4 perkara praktikal yang dicadangkan oleh penulis buku iaitu 1)Menyebarluaskan kisah dan kejayaan kita menjaga Bumi 2) Mendidik berkaitan isu alam sekitar dan jalan penyelesaiannya 3) Berhubung dengan komuniti berbeza agama untuk satu tujuan yang sama 4) Mencuba idea baru untuk disesuaikan dengan praktik semasa.

Idea yang dibincangkan oleh Sahabat Massa (SM) ialah berkaitan 2 jenis pendekatan iaitu secara praktikaliti (rawatan) berserta kefahaman yang kukuh (pencegahan). Antara contoh pendekatan yang praktikal yang diterangkan oleh ahli SM, Saudari Sarah Syazwani, pelajar tahun akhir Bioteknologi UIAM ialah kaedah yang dipanggil Phytoremediation di mana tumbuhan digunakan untuk meresap sisa kimia seperti heavy metal yang mencemari tanah dan melalui proses biokimia di mana struktur kimianya sudah berubah sebelum membebaskan gas karbon dioksida. Bioremediaton pula menggunakan hidupan mikrob seperti bakteria untuk mencerna sisa-sisa yang mencemarkan alam sekitar.

Pendekatan yang bersifat mencegah dijelaskan lagi oleh SaudariMeryem Unal, pelajar tahun empat Perubatan UIAM tentang pelaksanaan sistem permaculture (kaedah pertanian dengan mengekalkan kestabilan ekosistem dan mengikut alam setempat) dan penulis artikel sendiri mencadangkan untuk mengamalkan amalan menanam sendiri dan menternak ayam di halaman rumah berdasarkan contoh diamalkan oleh sesetengahpensyarah di sini.

Kedua, sisi pandangan lain yang disentuh dalam konteks UIAM Kuantan oleh Saudari Wan Nur Amni Wan Azmi, Exco Sosial dan Kebajikan MRC Talhah ialah realiti dalam praktikaliti dan kejayaan Green Mahallah Project yang dianjurkan oleh Mahallah Talhah; contohnya kesedaran menggunakan bekas makanan sendiri berbanding polisterine. Cadangan lain diberikan oleh Saudara Lutfi Azmi, Presiden MRC Tabari untuk penambahbaikan “Green Mahallah Project” yang akan datang ialah membudayakan amalan berbasikal dalam kampus kerana mahallah yang akan diduduki nanti lebih dekat dengan kebanyakan kulliyyah, serta kesesuaian untuk melaksanakannya dengan membina suasana baru di mahallah yang baru.

Ketiga, Saudara Syafiq Ramli, Ketua Sahabat Massa menerangkan prinsip syarikat kapitalis untuk sentiasa menghasilkan permintaan yang diperkenalkan oleh Richard Nixon, ialah 1) menghasilkan barang yang cepat rosak atau sekejap fungsinya, 2) menaiktaraf secara sedikit ciri-ciri baru dalam barangan versi baru. Sebagai contohnya Iphone 6 dan Iphone 6S hanyalah sedikit naik tarafnya.

Keempat, Saudara Arif Alwan, pelajar tahun akhir Pergigian UIAM membuka diskusi dalam konteks negara dan isu semasa iaitu pembentangan Akta Nuklear di Dewan Rakyat dalam masa yang terdekat ini dan menekankan mahasiswa untuk mengikuti perkembangannya sama ada kerajaan Malaysia akan menolak akta ini dengan pegangan yang lebih kuat atau mula berlembut dan berkompromi untuk meluluskan akta ini.

Akhir sekali, perbincangan selama 2 jam ini ditutup dengan resolusi di peringkat individu dan umum. Di peringkat individu, penulis memberi 3 perkara ringkas yang boleh diamalkan oleh semua ahli Sahabat Massa iaitu

1)      Mempunyai botol sendiri yang tahan lama, bebas Bisphenol- A (BPA) untuk mengisi air berbanding menggunakan botol baru setiap kali membeli air minuman.
2)      Mempunyai 1 beg membeli-belah sendiri yang boleh dilipat, mudah dibawa kemana sahaja di dalam beg tangan atau poket masing-masing utk kegunaan semasa membeli belah untuk mengurangkan penggunaan beg plastik di kedai atau pusat beli belah.
3)      Mempunyai bekas makanan sendri (bebas BPA) yang mudah dibawa dan digunakan untuk mengisi makanan ketika membeli lauk pauk untuk mengurangkan penggunaan polisterine dan beg plastik

Di peringkat umum, pentingnya pertemuan susulan dengan wakil organisasi pelajar UIAM Kuantan (PhytoTech IIUM Club, Mahallah Representative Council (MRC) Tabari dan TalhahSahabatMassa) dan membuat jalinan kerjasama dengan badan-badan NGO luar antaranya Grup Alam Sekitar ABIM (GRASS)Sahabat Alam Malaysia (SAM) dan Customer Association Penang (CAP).

            Akhir kata, saya mengajak pembaca artikel bersama-sama mengamalkan tiga cara praktikal di peringkat individu di atas dan teruskan mendidik diri dengan kefahaman hubungan Alam dan manusia.

* Ditulis oleh Sahel Akmal bin Che Mohd Hazidi, pelajar tahun keempat Jurusan Perubatan (MBBS), Universiti Islam Antarabangsa Malaysia, (UIAM) Kuantan.

dipaparkan di 
http://sahabatmassa.blogspot.com/2014/10/2-green-deen-ibrahim-abdul-matin.html


January 28, 2015

Again

Pendekar PapanKunci




Bangun. Engkau melihat jam Rolex berwarna perak di tanganmu. 8 pagi, detik hatimu sambil mamai mencapai suis Macbook seperti kebiasaan harinya. Baru teringat kau tertidur selepas menonton ‘movie’ semalam. Nawaitu asalmu malam semalam untuk menyiapkan slide-slide seminar ‘Miracle in Cell’ untuk dibentangkan hari ini. Ada lagi sejam sebelum seminar bermula.

Haa sudah, getus hatimu lalu laju mencari fail slide seminar yang pernah dibuat pelajar senior sebelumnya. Terus dgn ajaibnya mengubah design template, warna dan mengoogle gambar2 yang berkaitan dengan sel2 dan keajaibannya. Siap!

Minda separa sedarmu menjerit, Facebook! ‘Syafiq, Sarah and 148 other people like your status’, kau tersenyum. Statusmu yang lantang menolak praktis pakar kesihatan wanita dan pelajar perubatan terdiri daripada golongan lelaki untuk menyambut kelahiran bayi dgn slogan “Kami 100% menghalang mana-mana lelaki menyambut kelahiran!”. Baginya maruah wanita Islam wajib dijaga sampai mati umpama kisah Khalifah terkenal dahulu.

Semakin hari semakin banyak ‘like’ yang kau dapat berkaitan pelbagai isu, daripada isu vaksinasi hingga ke isu MH370 dgn teori-teori genius. Petanda baik baginya umpama tanda-tanda penyelamat umat akan tiba. Dia bergerak pantas untuk mandi dan memulas habis-habisan motor ke Kuliah Sains di ceruk kampus itu.

Petangnya, dia menghempas buku di katil lalu menghengus. Cis, Prof Alwan, banyak pula dia bertanya soalan. Petang itu ditutup dengan sindiran pedas, “Are you prepared well for this seminar? Are you even read?? You seems you don’t have any idea about what you’re presenting. Even the definition itself, you are not clear about it. This is BASIC!” kata Prof Alwan dengan loghat Scottishnya yang melekat 30 tahun di sana. Merah mukanya di hadapan podium. Egonya tercalar. Dia bakal penyelamat umat, mana boleh dimalukan begini di hadapan kawan-kawannya yg beratus orang. Arggh, baik aku layan Facebook.

Tersenyum, makin ramai like status Fb nya semalam, tapi senyumnya tidak panjang. Mukanya panas. Terpaku pada 1 komen Facebook


‘Salam, sebagai pelajar perubatan, pada hemat saya yang masih belajar, dibenarkan untuk pelajar perubatan lelaki belajar tentang sistem reproduksi wanita sebagai asas menjadi doktor perubatan. Ini disokong oleh dalil agama serta maqasid syariah…..”

Argh, apa ni! Isu wanita disambut oleh pelajar perubatan lelaki ini isu logik semata-mata. Haram. Tiada siapa yang benarkan aurat diri mereka dilihat oleh sesiapa. Getus hatimu. Menaip laju berdebat dengan seorang pelajar perubatan dengan nama panggilan Azman Ramli, dengan kata-kata merendahkan pihak lawan, menempelkan segala-gala hujah dan dalil agama yang kau pernah baca dalam sebuah laman sesawang agama, hanya untuk menegakkan hujah mu. Aku mesti menang! Itu azam dan tekad yang kau bulatkan.

Pling!

Bunyi komen balas daripada pelajar perubatan itu. Disertakan fatwa, pandangan alim ulama kontemporari serta pandangan ahli pakar-pakar perubatan.

Argh, budak ni bodoh! Baru belajar perubatan 2-3 tahun, dah berlagak tahu segala-galanya. Pendapat ulama’ boleh jadi salah. Kalau betul, kita kene betulkan. Hujah lawan dengan hujah! Antithesis bak kata Benz Ali.

Laju-laju kau menekan butang ‘Delete’ di ruang komen Azman Ramli melihat makin ramai ‘like’ komen tersebut. “Mudah cerita, ‘block’ terus si Azman Ramli bodoh ini. Ini Wall Fb aku. Aku ada hak!” laju neuron-neuron otak yang menyokong kebebasan bersuara bersambung mencapai konklusi itu.

Melihat di luar tingkap, ternampak rakanmu menampal poster “Sekolah Ekonomi”. Dia ada terbaca di Timeline Fbnya, objektifnya untuk memberi kesedaran pengurusan mikroekonomi dan hal ehwal sosialekonomi Malaysia dengan kenaikan harga minyak, rumah dan isu pendidikan percuma.

Kau pandang dengan ego, rakanmu itu. “Usaha kau sia-sia. Jika nak turunkan harga minyak dan rumah, kita mesti tentang di FB, kita kena buat demonstrasi, kita kena tunjukkan kita lebih ramai dan kuat daripada kerajaan. Kita kena ambil ibrah daripada Mesir! Kerajaan diktator Hosni Mubarak jatuh kerna Facebook, kerna demonstrasi!”

Status baru!

“Sebagai anak muda yang punya potensi menggoncang dunia dengan prinsip kebebasan bersuara, isu- isu semasa seperti harga minyak dan rumah naik perlulah diubah dengan menekan pihak kerajaan melalui demonstrasi seperti apa yang berlaku di Mesir. Kita mesti tunjukkan kita lebih kuat, rak’yot yang menentukan segala-galanya. Jika tiada kesan, kita mesti berani menjatuhkan kerajaan dan kita sebagai rak’yot sendiri mengambil pucuk pimpinan dan menentukan segala polisi!”

Kau merebahkan diri ke katil. Tersenyum puas. Status terakhir sebelum tidur, menamatkan harimu hari ini. Esok, seperti biasa. Kitaran yang sama akan berulang.

Berulang.

Berulang tidak membina diri,negara dan bangsa.

Berulang menghancurkan segala-galanya dengan alasan kita bina semula dari bata yang pertama.

Berulang tiada makna…
Sahel Akmal
29 Oktober



January 17, 2015

Random Post



This is just a random post.

For the past few weeks, there are many life changing events that happened. Well, I guess I can list some :

1. I discover I have deep interest in research and not all research papers can be referred to without critical appraisal first. Out there in medical world, there are thousands research papers conflicting each other regarding just one minut detail.

Coffee good for stroke, coffee is bad for stroke.
How many cups it is significantly reduced the risk of stroke. Some papers say 3-5 times a week, some says you need to drink more than 2 cups a day.

So, how to tell which one is more reliable or not? We need to use critical appraisal method. We must check all the standard procedure, which measurement they used. One cup of coffee in Hashiyama et al study, is it the same with one cup with let say, Robert et al study?

Oh before I forgot, our group just finish 2-hour presentation of Critical Appraisal of the research paper below.


The conclusion : If you want to reduce your risk to get stroke, you can make it a habit to drink more than 1 cup of green tea a day or 4-6 cups of coffee a WEEK.

2. Everyone have their own potential and we need to believe in it.


I'm quite suprised there are some of my friends who never join volunteer work before, volunteered themselves to join for Misi Banjir in Jerantut. Some might say there are a lot of work to be done but at the end, at least they have some exposure to volunteerism and give back to society. They managed to clean a whole surau and bilik wudhu that full of mud in one rural school in Jerantut. I hope, next time, if there are any volunteer work, at least they will think twice before they completely ignored any flyers or posters to join volunteer team.


3. Life changing event :)


In progress, but I hope everything is going to be fine. Just want to say, I'm quite happy and it boosts my self confidence and give back my burning spirit to be my old me.Old me- the young person who want to change a world. The differences is now, I have more experience than before and now, I get back my burning spirit!


4. In medical field, Public Health actually on par or more in term of workload and contribution to the society than one single specialist in specific area for example one Consultant Surgeon. I'm not saying a surgeon didnt give any contribution but if the whole medical personnel work together, it have more synergestic effect than one person expert in everything. Unfortunately, Public Health or Family Medicine seems less important than hospital based clinicians by some of our medical colleague. They are the unsung heroes!

5. I think I feel in love with Public Health. We just finish our roadshow of Ops Dengkur for one week event. The main purpose is to collect data among IIUM Kuantan staff regarding prevalence of high risk Obstructive Sleep Apnea, its associated factors and awareness level. We made up mobile team that comprised medical checkup team and questionnaire team with big promotion using banner, poster, bright colour hundreds of flyers and Facebook Page to achieve our goal. The best part is, Dr Jamal, our supervisor is so inspiring to always remind us, to work as a team and help each other to achieve one goal : to publish our research paper!




6. My best friend just lend me a book title "The Greatest Benefit to Mankind : A Medical History of Humanity From the Antiquity to the Present" by Roy Porter.Currently, I'm reading one interesting topic "From Pasteur to Penicillin" and show me a history how they start to build a foundation of etiology of disease based on bacteriology. Before this, medical personnel didnt know at all the cause of life threatening epidemic diseases like rabies, plague, tuberculosis, small pox etc.

When they found out about certain bacteria causes certain disease, they start to develop live attenuated vaccine by testing it on animal first for animal diseases. Then, progress continue until now.

I want to be like Pasteur who found a way to produce vaccine, Robert Koch that build a strong foundation how to produce vaccine and his pupils continue to develop many types of vaccine for many life threatening disease and Alexander Fleming who found out how to prevent the growth of bacteria and complement the vaccination that only boost our natural immune system.


7. I want to travel! Like before, when i was 20-21 years old. People always say, you have time but no money. I want to get some money just for the sake to travel. Some of my friends want to go to Krabi this February, I will consider myself to join them inshaAllah.

8. I want to write more! Read more! Enjoy the moment instead of rushing everything to achieve this and that. So, here I am, Sahel Akmal is writing back!

p/s: actually, this is just a random post. Tak berniat tulis panjang but tiba2 panjang.



February 24, 2012

Muhammad Rasulullah صلى الله عليه وآله وسلم.

February 18, 2012

Talaqqi?




Why I choose talaqqi?

بِسْمِ اللَّـهِ الرَّحْمَـٰنِ الرَّحِيمِ

A : Kalu belajar kitab2 agama dgn guru2 ni mcm talaqqi ni, lmbt dan lapuk gaya tu. Cth bidang medic la, kalu nak cari info utk report ke, pbl ke, pakai Google ja terus keluar berderet2 maklumat nak tau.

B: Hmm, aku separuh setuju ttg cth ko bg pasal medic, tp ak x setuju pendapat ko ttg kitab2 agama.

1) Cuba ko bygkan dlm dunia kita ni penuh dgn anasir2 pelik, cthnya philosophy secularism, syiah, ajaran2 sesat, berita2 palsu, fitnah sana sini dan byk lg, rasa2 mana lg selamat kalu tanya Google yg siapa2 ja buleh tulis ttg apa2 dgn tanya dan belajar ilmu2 AGAMA dgn guru2 yg ambil ilmu satu persatu dr guru sebelumnya hingga berulang2 sampai ke Rasulullah sallallahu 'alai wassalam?

2) About medical stuff, even our doctors always remind us if we want to take any sources from the internet, make sure it's medical website that have been recommended. Not some random blogs or websites even wikipedia. One of our doctors said "Come on,you're a medical student, it's a big shame when u have bundle of medical resources that u can get from the library but u use wiki that's meant for lay people".


Majalah Q&A. One of the best magazine that explains about Islam.

A : Haha, terabuq ang speaking English naa. Jap, ak x paham ttg mksd ko "tanya Google yg siapa2 ja buleh tulis ttg apa2". cmne tu? About medical stuff, yeah, couldnt agree more than that. Asyik ak ja kalah cakap dgn ko.haha.

B: Ak bg ang analogi senang, cth, ang x tau cmna nak solat jama' la kan, pastu ang p cari sapa2 hat ang jumpa tepi jalan pastu ang tanya ttg solat jama'. Dia jawab "Rasa2nya lah kan, ak rasa lah x tau betul ke x, ko kene buat cmni n cmni." Pastu, ang ikut apa dia kata yg 'rasa2' tu. Ang rasa mcm oke ke x kalu lagu tu?

A: Uish, mane buleh bro. Nmpak sgt was2 tu.

B: Tu la mksd ak. Kata Imam Malik bin Anas ra : “Sesungguhnya ilmu ini merupakan agama. Maka, lihatlah dengan siapa kamu mengambil agama kamu. Sesungguhnya aku telah bertemu dengan 70 orang di Masjid Nabi ini, yang menyatakan telah berkata fulan bahawa Rasulullah salallahualaihiwassalam bersabda (menyampaikan hadis). Sesungguhnya jika salah seorang daripada mereka itu diamanahkan untuk menjaga Baitulmal, nescaya dia ialah orang yang amanah, namun aku tidak mengambil sesuatu pun (hadith) daripada mereka kerana mereka bukanlah ahli dalam bidang ini (hadith). Tetapi apabila datang kepada kami Muhammad bin Muslim bin Syihab Az-Zuhri walaupun dia masih muda maka kami bersesak-sesak ke pintu rumahnya (untuk belajar hadith) !"

B: Uish, tapi payah la kalu nak tanya apa2 kemusykilan bro. Ak duk hadap buku medic tu x habis2. X sempat nak tanya Ustaz. Ak sokmo tanya Ustaz Azhar Idrus ikut FB ja. Ala yg Koleksi Printscreen Soal Jawab Ustaz Azhar Idrus ( Original ) 2.

Al Fadhil Ustaz Azhar Idrus. I believe u know him, right?

A: Kalu ang nak tanya menda2 ang dah tau sejak kecik tp x pasti, buleh la tanya Ustaz2 yg dah blajaq dr guru2 yg bersanad ni. Buleh ja ang nak tanya thru Fb or sms, asalkan org yg ang tanya tu, org yg dipercayai ada ilmu, jgn duk search ja cari jawapan dr ntah sapa2 ntah. Tp, kalu ang nak blaja satu ilmu agama utk amal dan sebagainya, lebih baik ang blaja dgn org yg betul2 ilmunya dr guru yg benar. Ala, mcm medical student nak blaja cmne nak bedah jantung, nak buat colonoscopy etc, mesti belajar dr doktor yg dah belajar dr doktor2 sebelumnya, xkan ang nak blaja dgn abg jaga mayat kat museum tu.Haha.

One of the Kitab, Bidayatul Hidayah. credit to Ukh Insyirah Hafizah.

B: Hmm, makes sense gak ape ko kate. Tp kan, kalau ak baca ja buku2 yg sebijik same mmg copy paste abis mcm buku2 yg guru2 talaqqi ajar x buleh ka? Xdak masa nak p talaqqi ni.

A: Kalu mcm tu,start esok kita x yah p lecture Prof Nasa dan Prof Naznin lah.

B: Uish, apa kaitan tiba2 nak ponteng kelas Prof Nasa, bro? Gile ape.

Prof. Dr. Hj. Nasuruddin B.Hj. Abdullah. Our lecturer. Immunologist expert. (Kanan skali dlm gambar)

A: Ala, kita kan ada buku Mama Robbin dan buku photostat slide Prof Nasa 2. Kita baca ja sampai habis, pastu, kite p masuk exam hall dan score dpt distinction. Amacam?

B: Haha, lawaknye lawak ang. Ak tau la ang GENIUS LEGEND tp mane buleh nak baca buku ja pastu nak score distinction plak tu. Lagipun, dlm buku Robbin tu, ntah ape2 ak pon x paham. Buku slide Prof Nasa tu pon, ada campur2 gambar pelik2. Ak nak dgr lecture Prof Nasa, br paham. Siap ada selingan lawak jenaka lg.

A: Oit2, ak barely passed je kot Block 1. Ang xyah nak kerap perli ak naa. Tu la mksd ak, cube ko bayangkan blaja AGAMA gune buku ja, kompem2 la x paham, kalu paham pon, lebih byk salah paham dr betul pahamnya.
Kalu blaja gune buku ja, baek ak kuar UIA, bace buku kat rumah, pastu, kuar2 g bedah org. Oke x?

B: Haha, ang x payah nak jadi John Jigsaw sgt la kan. ye2, ak paham. tp, lambat la blaja kitab ikut talaqqi ni. lgpun, talaqqi sekali seminggu ja, tu pun smpat pergi.

A: Perkara penting ang kena paham, kita bukan nak bertalaqqi sbb nak blaja beratus2 kitab yg ada dan  jadi ahli hadits ka, ahli fiqah ka. Kita dtg sini nak jadi doktor, so, kompem2 kena utamakan blaja medic yg lecture dr pukul 7 pg sampai 4 ptg 5 hari seminggu nuh. Tp, p talaqqi tiap2 minggu cth talaqqi Ustaz Mustaffa Kamal kat CF Bro tu, sekurang2nya kita ni dpt peringatan setelah asyik leka dgn dunia, dpt dgr mutiara2 ilmu dan dekatkan diri dgn ulama', belajar adab dan akhlak yg mulia. Kita belajaq sikit2 ja, biaq lmbt. Yg penting usaha kita yg Allah tgk, bukan end of the result. Tp, kalu ang buleh jd macam Syeikh Dr Yusri Rushdi al Hasani. That's the best. Tafaddol.

B: Sapa Syeikh Dr Yusri Rushdi tu?

Syeikh Dr Yusri Rushdi al Hasani. credit to Bunyamin

A: Dia Head of Surgey kat Cairo. Kira doktor la. Surgery Specialist. Tp, dia ajar gak Hadith kat al Azhar, cth kitab2 dia ajar, Sahih al-Bukhari, Sunan Abi Dawud, al-Muwatto',Syamail Muhammadiah,Hikam ibnu 'Ato'illah,Hasyiah Baijuri etc.

B: Tu mmg hebat betol tu, ambe distinction pon x lepaih.haha. Trimas naa, pandangan ak sedikit sebanyak berubah ttg talaqqi ni. Betul2, buleh doh ak mai talaqqi next week. Kat mana ang cakap td, CF Bro? Tp, segan la sume duk pakai serban jubah blaka. Ak pakai suar jeans ja kot.

Al Fadhil Ustaz Mustaffa Kamal (sebelah kiri gambar) dan Al-Habib Ali ibn Syeikh Abu Bakar.
credit to : Galeri Hidayah.

A : Haah, CF Bro. Ustaz Mustaffal Kamal. Kalu ang nak p, sudi2kan lah tumpang ak dgn keta BMW ang, ak xdak transport. haha. Alah, x yah nak segan lah. Dorg sama ja mcm kita. Nak belajaq. Diorang sume tu cuma nak amalkan sunnah Nabi sbb cinta mereka pada Nabi sallallahu 'alai wassalam. Kita pakai tutup aurat pon oke. xdak la Ustaz nak halau tiba2. haha. btw, hari ni Jumaat, bro. Kerap2 la selawat ke atas Rasulullah Muhammad sallallahu 'alai wassalam. Bukan payah pon, guna mulut ja.

B : Kerap perli Kancil ak. haha. buleh2. Incha Allah.


So, what's 'Talaqqi'? 


"Talaqi bermaksud perjumpaan atau pertemuan, Tetapi dalam hal ini talaqi bermaksud pengajian ilmu Islam yang disampaikan secara dari guru kepada anak murid secara berdepan dan bil musyafahah (dari mulut ke mulut). Pengajian talaqi ini merupakan satu juzuk dari sunnah Rasulullah apabila Rasulullah menerima wahyu dari Jibril, dan menghafal wahyu tersebut terus dari Jibril. Dalam sesetengah riwayat menyebut Jibril mengarahkan nabi agar tidak tergopoh-gapah dalam menghafaz wahyu. Kaedah pengajian sebegini diteruskan sehingga ke hari ini kerana peraliran ilmu dan pencerahan kitab ulama' yang muktabar disampaikan secara bersanad (dari guru ke guru) sekaligus memelihara keaslian ilmu dan makna penulis kitab tersebut."




Syeikh Usamah Sayyid Mahmud Al-Azhari.One of the very young ulama' Al Azhar. Student of Syeikh Dr Ali Jumah, Mufti Mesir.

*ak- aku
* distinction - 80% and above for medical students. Isnt easy to get this. Medical school is the school that transform many of top students all over world to become a "I just want to pass the exam" student except some extraordinary students. #truestory.


October 29, 2011

Early Marriage. WHY?




بِسْمِ اللَّـهِ الرَّحْمَـٰنِ الرَّحِيمِ

Salam and Happy Sunday!

WARNING : This post is intentionally for anyone who supports or wants to get married at young age especially IIUM students.Yes. Early Marriage.

Take note : Most of the IIUM students don't come from Islamic background. For them, coupling before married is a natural thing and they didn't know coupling before nikah is forbidden in Islam before admitting into IIUM.

After they admit into IIUM, they are exposed with the idea that coupling before nikah is forbidden and generally, they understand and know why it's forbidden. Then, they will replace coupling idea with the better idea that is allowed in Islam. Yess, it's a marriage or specifically early marriage.

Basically, they understand that early marriage provides many advantanges in spiritual, social, religious, academically aspects etc. In Islam, there are many hadith (Prophet's sayings) that highlight its advantage and it's recommended in Islam to get married. I don't want to point all those advantages out because I assume many of us know or heard about it. Maybe you can refer in ILuvIslam.com if you don't know.Don't get wrong idea, I fully support this early marriage idea.

Have you ever heard or meet the early young married couple have many problems after getting married for example, their academic performance is getting worse, social and financial problems or worst case scenario, they get divorced?

The main point is before getting married, some of them put the marriage solely as MAIN OBJECTIVE OF THEIR LIFE! I mean as an ABSOLUTE OBJECTIVE! Maybe, many of us didn't realize this because we are consumed with early marriage advantages plus the natural desire to have someone special to live together. (Both of these is not the bad thing, dont get me wrong). Subconciously, they put this as ABSOLUTE objective of their life. Yet, for me, this idea is completely WRONG. The ABSOLUTE OBJECTIVE in Islam is for HEREAFTER. For Allah s.w t.



Marriage is just one of the complementary thing to strengthen our effort and way to achieve true absolute objective.

The person that puts marriage as an absolute objective is analogically like a sprinter that MUST run 400 metres on track to get to the FINISH LINE but he puts the target at 100 metres only. He will run as fast as he can until 100 metres. Then, after 100 metres, he will burn out and assume he already win and race is end. Maybe he will stop and take a nap at 100 metres line while other sprinters run untill the true finish line.The truth is, he must make it to Finish Line that's 300 metres away to go. He's a loser. Geddit?





I guess the main point is I want to make sure you need to know why you want to do something. Even, you want to get married after graduating or while working, without realizing the true objective in marriage or prioritize what is more important, you will face many problems too.

I just want to point this out to make it clear my friend, MARRIAGE is a part of process in our life not true objective! That's all!

p/s: Tomorrow is Minitest. Please pray for me :))  


October 28, 2011

Age and Maturity.





بِسْمِ اللَّـهِ الرَّحْمَـٰنِ الرَّحِيمِ

Salam and should I say 'Hi' too? Long time no see eh?

Alhamdulillah, today is the day of NINTEEN YEARS I live in this complicated and interesting world. There's a lil bit confusion about my real birthday bcoz in FB, I put my bday on 28th October but,the real one is 29th October. Only some of my friends remember it well ! Yeah, it's today.haha. Nevermind, who cares and I don't care.. The difference is only ONE day.

Typical way to start the post with a question: Have you ever heard the older the people, more matured they are?

Ya, I know. Many people stick to this one "Old people is mature people". I agree old people have more experience than younger one but when it comes to maturity, I guess it's not suitable to say that.

Maturity is not about you have more experience than others. It's not about you know better than others. Maturity is all about how to deal with complicated knowledge and experience that you get in your life and come out with simple and thoughtful opinion that will change part of the world like politics or worldview.

Some old people have vast of experience in certain field but reject everything that is voiced out by young generation is considered as immature.

Mature people always hear other peoples' opinion first. They will not accept or reject others' opinion blindly. They will hear everthing and when it comes to discussion, they will point out the objective of the discussion clearly before start it. They will find the similarities between their opinion and opinion of another side instead of come to find the differences. They tend to reelevate their some parts of their opinion if others' opinion make sense in certain aspect.When it comes to end of discussion, they will accept the differences between their opinion and appreciate it like " Okay, this is my opinion and that's yours".

Reject other opinion and think "I'm always right!" is immature and lead to stupidity.

Every time I go back to my village, I always pretend to be an older people than my real age, for sure I did not tell my age. If I don't reveal it when discussing with older people, they tend, at least hear my opinion or accept it.

If you introduce yourself, " I'm nineTEEN-year-old and still study bla bla bla...", subconciusly, they will take your opinion lightly even though, it's clear your opinion is reasonable.

In FB, I intentionally hide my age and sometimes, older people tend to add me and discuss about many current issues without knowing my real age. For example, about BERSIH, HIMPUN, philosophy, politics, health issues, current world news etc. Maybe, my opinion sounds stupid or simple for them but at least you will hear their mature opinion and you can learn something.

Age doesn't represent maturity. So, don't be an arrogant people. When you feel you're smarter than others, you're considered as a STUPID person.

Then, always hear other opinion first even though it comes from a kid.You will find a diamond of knowledge.

ps: Pardon me if my english is horrible and have many grammatical mistakes. It's about..let see. 1,2,3 4 hmmm... 5 months I didn't blog at all or write something in English. :'D








August 02, 2011

How To Memorize Al Quran Kareem





"In this post, you’ll learn one of the most effective strategies I’ve ever come across for doing your hifz of the Quran and building a very close relationship with Allah (swt) in the process…

So, this hifz technique was taught by the Algerian Shaykh Zakariya al-Siddiqi who teaches at the Institute of Human Sciences in France and is one of the foremost scholars of Quran today.
He memorised it by the age of 9 and dedicated his life to studying and teaching it, and he once told us the story of one of his friends. His friend was an engineering student, who was a ’Fresher’ about to embark on a 5 year degree. Let’s call him Ahmed…
Ahmed was an intelligent student who followed one of the oft-forgotten Sunnah’s of Success…
Quran Memorization Tip 1: Wake Up Early
He woke up earlier than most people. In fact, he woke up on time to get to the Mosque to pray Fajr every day. When he got home from the mosque, instead of busying himself with the internet or watching television, he spent the first few minutes of each day memorising the Quran.
Quran Memorization Tip 2: Each Day Memorise Less Than You Think You Can
Ahmed made a firm commitment to memorise the Quran, but instead of rushing in and trying to memorise one or two pages each day (like his friends who gave up before long), he confined himself to learning 5 lines per day.
This worked out to be about 20-30 minutes per day for him.
Quran Memorization Tip 3: Get Familiar First
In order to overcome the initial unfamiliarity with the new verses, he spent the first few minutes each day actually writing out the 5 lines of that day onto a small sheet of paper.
He spent the next few minutes reciting them over and over, and then attempted to memorise them.
Quran Memorization Tip 4: Keep Today’s Verses Close At Hand
As Ahmed went about his day, he often found that he had a few chunks of time – several minutes each. During these times, such as waiting for the bus, or waiting for a teacher to turn up to a class, Ahmed would try to remember the 5 lines from that morning.
To aid his memory, he kept the sheet that he wrote out that morning folded in his pocket, and would pull it out if he was struggling.
Quran Memorization Tip 5: Use What You Memorise In Every Single Salah
To further support his memory, every prayer he prayed that day, he would recite the same 5 verses of Quran that he learned that morning. In each aka’, he would alternate between the 5 lines from that day, and the 5-10 lines he learned the previous days. And remember…
Quran Memorization Tip 6: Keep Track Of Your Goal
With the Uthmani script of the Quran, there are exactly 15 lines per page. So, by the end of the week, Ahmed had not only memorised 2 whole pages of the Quran, but he had written them out in full, too… a very blessed act if ever there was one.
Quran Memorization Tip 7: Perfect Your Tajweed As You Go
On the weekend, Ahmed would visit a local scholar of Quran recitation, and would revise with him the 2 pages he had just memorised, and have a go at the 2 pages he would be working on the following week. This way, he was certain to learn the Quran with accurate tajweed and beautiful recitation.
There was one other secret to Ahmed’s success.
The Spiritual Secrets Of Successful Memorisation…
Once a week, on a weekend evening (usually on a Friday night), Ahmed would wake up in the middle of the night, and pray Tahajjud. During his special Tahajjud prayer, Ahmed would recite the whole two pages he had learned that week, and consolidate them.
At this point, the Shaykh mentioned that perhaps one of the reasons so few people manage to wake up and do this special prayer, which is highly recommended by the Quran and by our beloved Prophet (saw), is that we don’t have anything to recite.
We have so little Quran memorised that there’s no fun or enjoyment in the challenge of waking up for Tahajjud, and we often find even the fard prayers a ’chore’ instead of a pleasure.
The Results…
You can imagine Ahmed’s excitement and feeling of achievement and success 3 months after he started, when he had memorised the entire 1st Juz!
It’s not just the feeling of success and empowerment that the Quran gave him, but also the deep connection with Allah (SWT) he felt every single day.
You can only imagine how proud he must have felt of himself, when upon graduation Ahmed not only received a 1st class degree in engineering (he was 3rd in his class), but he had also officially memorised the entire Quran. He was a hafidh.
Shaykh Zakariya pointed out a final lesson from this blessed brother.
The biggest achievement he made was not to memorise the Quran. The biggest achievement he made was to be deeply connected with the Quran every single day for 5 years.
That connection with Allah (SWT) is what made Ahmed so special. That deep link with the Creator is what keeps life in perspective and is what helped Ahmed to keep on track with the little weekly targets he set for himself.
One can only imagine what happened to Ahmed’s levels of personal fulfilment, Iman and taqwa, as he went back every single day to develop this ritual of ihsan (spiritual excellence). Each day he woke up for Fajr and wrote out another 5 lines of Quran, his self-esteem and self-confidence soared…
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If you want TONNES of more effective strategies to achieve each of your personal Quran goals, check out…
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Can the reward for excellence be anything other than excellence?” Surah Rahman (55: 60)"
credit to : TimeForQuran


July 21, 2011

Choose your own cup.



Coffee?



ps: Busy Busy Busy!


June 27, 2011

Holiday.






On an island in the sun
We'll be playing and having fun
And it makes me feel so fine
I can't control my brain.



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