Sunday, 30 May 2010

depends on Him

Ibn Abbas (radiallahu anhu) said, ‘Sufficient unto us is Allah and He is the best to depend upon.’ This was said by Ibraheem AS when he faced the fire, and Muhammad SAW said it when they said to him; “The people have gathered against you, so fear them.” Their faith only increased and they said, “Allah is sufficient for us and the best to depend upon.”

Allah’s saying; “Depend upon Allah, if you are indeed believers.” (Surah Al-Maidah 5:23)
This is the concept of tawakkal. The word used in Qur’an is “Tawakkal” which is derived from “Tawakkul”.
“Tawakkul means that you should bind the camel with its rope, then say that you have trust in God that He will protect your camel. You should not have confidence in the rope only, because many camel has been stolen together with its rope; and, likewise, you should not neglect the rope, because binding with the rope is a part of Tawakkul.”
So basically tawakkul means dependence of the heart on Allah, believing Him to be Sufficient against all others for His slaves. The spirit of tawakkul is when we try our best in doing things, and then we trust in God that He will make our work succeed insyaAllah. It is absolutely nonsense to not doing anything to gain something and say that Allah will do all our work for us as He says in Qur'an: "And that man can have nothing but what he strives for." (53:39)

A high standard of Tawakkul was set when Amir al-Mu’minin ‘Ali (a.s) asked some idle persons who they were.
“We are those who have confidence in Allah”, came the answer,
‘Ali asked: “How is your confidence in Allah?”
They said: “We eat when we get food; and we have patience when we do not get it.”
‘Ali retorted: “Yes! That was very nature of a dog.
Stunned, they asked him to explain the true meaning of Tawakkul in contrast to their own belief. ‘Ali (a.s) said: “When we get, we give to others; but when we do not get, we thank Allah.”

It means that we try our best to improve our condition by having confidence in Allah that He will make our efforts fruitful instead of trusting our own power and wisdom. Then, if we succeed, try to help our fellow friends with the fruits of our labour but if we fail then, we must also be thankful to Allah. Seems a bit irony here eh? Why should we thank Allah even when we do not succeed? Because success or failure is not our responsibility. We were expected to do our best and we did it. Be thankful to Allah that we were able to perform what was expected from us. It is our efforts which matter the most. Success or failure is not our province.

May Allah give us all the best in life insyaAllah. May He surround us with light and happiness, and put light into our heart and every vessel through our body. Ameen.

“And whosoever depends upon Allah, then He is sufficient for him.” (Surah Al-Talaq 65:3)

Tuesday, 18 May 2010

seek Him first

in a week's time
25th May 2010

Ya Allah Ya Rahman Ya Rahim
Ya Rabbi grant me wisdom
give me strength
give me confidence
give me peace and solace
so that I can perform well ameen..
May Allah give me the best result insyaAllah
Wish me all the best! ^_^

"So verily, with the hardship there is relief
Verily, with the hardship there is relief"

~some duaas to ask Allah for help

To increase knowledge:
Rabbi zidnee ilma
O my Lord! Advance/Increase me in knowledge

For orals, vivas, clinical exams, etc:
Rabbishrahlee sadree. Wayassir lee amree. Wahlul 'uqdatan min lisanee. Yafqahoo qawlee.
O my Lord! Expand my chest; Make easy my task for me; And remove the impediment from my speech, So they may understand what I say. (Ta-ha: 25-28)

For protection against the shaytaan and his whisperings:
Rabbi a'ooth
u bika min hamaza
tish shayat
Wa a'ooth
u bika rabbi an yahd
My Lord! I seek refuge in You from the whisperings (suggestions) of the devils. And I seek refuge with You, My Lord! lest they should come near me.
(Al-Mu’minoon: 97-98)

For those who need Allah to ease their difficulties and worries:
asbiya Alla
hu la
ha illa
huwa 'alayhi tawakkaltu wa huwa rabbul 'arshil 'adz
eem (7X)
Allah is sufficient for me: there is no god but He: On Him is my trust,- He the Lord of the Throne (of Glory) Supreme! (At-tawbah: 129)

~We ask Allah to make us succeed in this world and cause us to be among those who are victorious and saved in the Hereafter, for He is the All-Hearing Who answers prayer

insyaAllah ameen..

Saturday, 15 May 2010

the catastrophe

The tragedy of an-Nakbah or catastrophe officially unfolded on the 15th May of 1948 with the birth of the illegitimate state of Israel. It was the culmination of the systematic usurpation of Palestinian land by Jewish settlers since the 1920’s and ended with the mass exodus of more than 800,000 Palestinians vacating their homes and land to save dear life. Sixty two years have past to date, and these displaced Palestinians or their children and children’s children are still living in refugee camps across the middle east, longing to return to their homes in historic Palestine.

It all started with the notorious Balfour Declaration passed in the British House of Commons in 1917, giving the rights to the people of Jewish descent to migrate and populate the British mandated territory of Palestine. It marked the success of the International Zionist movement started and led by Teodor Hertzl in 1897, which after much consultation settled for Palestine for the Jewish National Home. They came and settled in Palestine, buying over land or taking over from absentee landlords. Thanks to the great Mufti of Palestine, al-Haj Amin Husaini, a religious edict was passed by the council of muslim scholars which forbade Palestinians from selling their lands to Jewish settlers.

Things came to a head after the Second World War, when displaced jews of Europe as a consequent of Hitlers pogrom, or the Holocaust, flocked to Palestine in their hundreds of thousands. They formed armed groups like Haganah and Irgun, terrorizing Palestinians by conducting raids and massacres on Palestinian villages. To resolve the situation in Palestine, the United Nation formed the UNSCOP (United Nation Special Committee on Palestine) to preside over the issue, and they came up with the Partition Plan, whereby historic Palestine was divided into Arab and Jewish territory. Fifty five percent of Palestinian territory was carved up for the Jewish immigrants from Europe. The Partition Plan was tabled in the United Nations General Assembly in 1947 and was passed as the Resolution 181 with majority votes. As Arab and Islamic countries have yet to become members of the United Nation, as they were still under the colonial yoke, the outcome of the motion was a forgone conclusion. What’s worst was the Palestinian people, the rightful owner of the land was ignored as if they were non existent.

Nineteen years later, the zionist State of Israel annexed the remaining 23% of the Palestinian territories of the West Bank, the Gaza Strip and East Jarusalem (Baitul Maqdis), what’s left of the Arab territories from the first Arab-Israeli War of 1948. Right to this day, every single inch of these remaining territory has been under occupation. Despite of repeated calls by the United Nations to withdraw to the Green Line of 1967, as stipulated by the UN Resolution 242 and 338 Israel remain defiant. The longstanding occupation now has lead to other more demeaning and sinister moves by the Zionist regime to carve up more land by buiding jewish-only settlements on Palestinian lands, constructing the notorious wall that snakes through the West Bank from north to south, disrupting daily movements of the Palestinian people and blocking access to schools, farms and water sources. Against every sense of justice and international laws and convention, Israel has been laying siege on the densely populated Gaza strip since 2006, turning it into the biggest terrestrial prison on earth. The population of Gaza was collectively punished for putting up resistance against the occupation, an act that is sanctioned even by the United Nations and the Geneva Conventions. The siege was than followed by a massive military strike against a deprived population that lasted for 22 days with the aim of breaking the spirit of the Palestinian people. But the Palestinian people survived the terrible ordeal and came out stronger.

These episodes only prove one thing i.e. no power can frustrate a national aspiration for freedom. The Palestinian people will continue to remain steadfast in their struggle to liberate their land and restore their dignity in the face of the most oppressive regime the world has ever known. They have put up sixty two years of honourable fight to regain their freedom and they are showing no signs of letting up.

PACE proudly stood by the Palestinian cause. The Palestinian people deserve a standing ovation for such an increadible feat.

Source: PACE (Palestine Centre of Excellence)

Friday, 14 May 2010

banyak penyakit

Penyakit bicara adalah bohong
Penyakit ilmu adalah lupa
Penyakit ibadah adalah riak
Penyakit budi pekerti adalah memuji diri sendiri
Penyakit berani adalah aggressive
Penyakit pemurah adalah menyebut pemberiannya
Penyakit cantik adalah sombong
Penyakit bangsawan adalah bangga
Penyakit malu adalah lemah
Penyakit mulia adalah menonjolkan diri
Penyakit kaya adalah kikir
Penyakit royal adalah berlebih-lebihan
Penyakit agama adalah hawa nafsu!

The last bit is so true..i believe everything comes from our own desire be it positive or negative. If we can't control ourselves, all the 'diseases' might spread out and became a pandemic to all. By that time even a great doctor can't heal us no more, right doc?

Wednesday, 12 May 2010

God is in charge

Life can seem overwhelming sometimes,
but relax... God is in charge!

I know that life can sometimes
feel like you're out there alone
kind of lost in space - directionless
Just remember
nothing could be farther from the truth.

As a precious 'child' of God
you're part of a master plan
And even if you can't quite figure out
what your part is
that's okay.

You can take a deep breath
truly relax
and know that all is well
because God is in charge!

That is because Allah, He is the Truth, and it is He Who gives life to the dead, and it is He Who is Able to do all things. (Al-Hajj: 6)

Tuesday, 11 May 2010

Happy Mother's Day & Red Roses

Alhamdulillah..i'm so happy today!=)simply because my mom is happy too.yeay! i just sent her a dozen of red roses for mother's day. its quite late but its better late than never rite?=D the idea just popped into my mind last night.i started browsing through a website known as which provides services for flower delivery, chocolates as well as cakes. so,i decided to try sending flowers to my mom for the first time considering my sisters havent given her any presents yet!poor mama..and today, when she received the flowers, she was so excited!!she told me she hasnt received any flowers for such a long time!aww...that is so sad!=( ok mama, get ready for flowers every year from now on..hihi..insha Allah i dont mind sending them for u!..^_^

there was a part which is a bit funny. my mom didnt know who was the sender!!!!!!!!haha..its because i just put it as 'from your beautiful kids'!!=D then she started calling my sisters and none of them said they have sent them. My mom became curious and she even thought the florist might have mistakenly sent the flowers to her!mama2!=D luckily later she thought of me!phewww..

oh my dear mama,eventhough i'm living too far away from u and it sounds almost impossible for the flowers to come from ireland!Yet, nowadays everything is possible!^_^ All you need is just a click on the mouse plus the 'credit card' hehe..!=D

here's a picture of the flowers taken by my sister with her new 'mobile phone'..;P

And the card is as big as the A4 paper according to my mom!
dear florist, i want a cute card for my mum, not an A4 paper!=_=

ok, need to stop writing now!will be having my last paper (Drugs & Disease) this thursday!please make dua for me too!=)

by the way, HAPPY MOTHER'S DAY to my dearest mama and to all mothers out there!^_^

p/s-dont forget to make dua for your parents everyday!=) '.."My Lord, have mercy upon them as they brought me up when I was small."..'(Al-Isra':24)


Monday, 10 May 2010

Why we left and why we will continue to leave...

Posted by: MS Mohamad

I read an interesting article today about a few prominent figures addressing their concern over the increasing UKM and UM medical graduates who have left the country to continue their medical practice overseas.

After reading the news for 3 times, I called a very close friend, an MD (UKM) graduate to ask his opinion on how the news might have affected him. He has been working in Singapore for more than a decade as a Consultant Surgeon with a certain sub-specialty

"Why be a slave in your own country, when you are a king in another?" He replied.

Indeed, if anybody would want to find a reason why all of us left, either after housemanship, after being a specialist, or even after sub specializing, and now, even prior to doing housemanship, they need not look at our payslip, or the wealth that we have gained overseas, but only to the Medical System that has been rotting in the ignorance and politic-based stupidity that Malaysia has been well-known for (in the medical field).

I have served the system for nearly 2 decades of my career, waiting for it to improve for so long, and only finding myself in despair, quitting with a 24-hour notice and serving abroad. The system is, in my opinion, keeping doctors, since the beginning of their career as House Officers to the end of it, in the lowermost priority. When I was working there, doctors are so ill-treated, while the nurses and the medical assistants are overpowering us.

I still remember the days when I was doing seeing patients and rounds as an MO, while the staff nurses would mind their own business, having breakfast in the pantry, or having gossip chats at their own leisure. My House Officers would then have to do merely all the labour-work, up to the extent of setting intravenous drips, and serving medications. If I am to expect the nurses, my patients would have been dead, or the work would have been too slowly or incompletely done.

When I was a House Officer, I had to run down 4-5 floors just to review a blood investigation of a dying dengue patient. The ward staff would either be nowhere around, or will say that he is busy (busier than the doctor?) or the answer I got at that time:

"Doktor nak cepat, doktor turun sendirilah, gaji doktor lagi banyak dari saya"

Even when I was a Specialist, the staff nurses had to be called again and again just to make sure the management plan for the patient would be done. I was already used to answers from them:

“I’m busy with something else"

“My shift is already over" was routine for me.

The Medical Assistants were worse. They would hide behind their so-called boss, the Head of Medical Assistant. They feel hiding behind him would make them not under our jurisdiction, that we have no power to instruct them in managing the patient, that they have power to manage own their own. I've seen them giving medications not as we prescribed, performing procedures without our knowledge, as if they are the actual "Doctors". They are in their own world, and we have to do their job, taking blood, labelling samples, and even cleaning gadgets from the procedures that we have done.

Oh, but the ministry loves this group. They even let them run a clinic now, instead of upgrading the clinics already run by doctors. The government feels that the MAs are very important and should never be ill-treated by those big bad doctors. One time when I was a District Hospital Medical Officer, I was conducting a delivery of a baby. An MA insisted that I remove my car which was block-parking his car. I answered through the phone that I was busy.

He came to the labor room and yelled "Semua orang pun sibuk jugak, macamlah doktor seorang yang sibuk!”

It is insulting that an MA or a staff nurse claims that they are BUSY, as busy as a doctor? As a Malaysian Doctor, I have even worked for 72 hours straight. I have experienced working until my 6 month old daughter did not recognize me at the end of the week.

Is that how busy they are? I am very sure that they are so busy, that they can only spend 2 hours at the nearby Mamak stall, or can only leave at 5:10 PM instead of 5, or can only have 1 hour of lunch.

The management staffs are worse. I have to beg and plead so that I can get my on-call claims, of RM25 per 48 hours of work. While sitting in an air-conditioned office, they will at their own leisure, process my call claims so that I will receive them by the next decade.

The state health or Hospital Director would just give another inspirational talk (of bollocks) on team effort and beauty of teamwork.

That is how Malaysian doctors are treated in the government sector: without respect, without dignity and without significance. Why?

It is because we are bound by ethics to try our best to save lives, despite how ill-treated we are. We hardly have time to complaint because we are too busy or tired, and we would rather spend the precious time resting or seeing our loved ones. The burden of trying to save lives is on our shoulders alone. No MAs or Staff nurses would shoulder it with us. They have their own bosses: the Sisters, Matrons, or Head of MAs, which job description is to ensure that the big bad doctors will not ask their underlings to do extra work.

This is how the Malaysian Ministry of Health have treated their doctors. I am very sure that in each and every doctor, there is a slowly-burning patience in serving the Malaysian people, which will eventually fade and cause them to surrender to serving a place that treats them better.

A few colleagues who graduated from UK choose to serve there:

"The pay is more, and we get the respect we deserve"

Another works in Brunei:

“Here the staff nurses respect Malaysian doctors, and they are very co-operative" (He ended up marrying one)

A few are consultants in Singapore (working with me):

"Here we are treated well, we spearhead the management, and every else do their work to the best of their capabilities".

A few even enjoys working in Indonesia:

“The work-load is horrible since there are a lot of patients, but we are well respected by every hospital personnel" (They have migrated there for nearly a decade)

I am sure that people will see doctors as power-hungry individuals who want to be the boss in the hospital. Trust me, after having graduated 6-7 years of medical school, earning a DEGREE, and subsequently MASTERS, and SUBSPECIALITY, you would expect a degree of respect and being considered important. We are trying our best to improve patient's quality of life, or making sure he lives another day. Is it too much to ask from the system that we are important?

I find that Malaysia is the only country that is making doctors' lives miserable and treated like rubbish. It was never about the pay in the first place. It is about the treatment we are getting and the false political-based promises. Do you know that the so-called circular about doctors can have the day off after working 24 hours straight released JULY 2009 is not yet implemented? Do you know that the raise of UD 41 to 44 does not involve every doctor in the government service?

We are waiting for improvement. We have waited a long time when we were working in the system. Somewhere along the line we decided to leave and wait outside the system. Until the system changes, we will continue to work overseas, in countries which are appreciative of us. Trust me, Malaysian-graduate doctors are considered highly skilful and competent in neighbouring countries, and the 15 % brain drain is more significant than you think.

We will return when the system prioritize us and gives us the quality of life we deserve.

If it stays the same, Malaysian Hospitals would end up having Staff nurses and Medical Assistants as "Doctors", and we would have to send patients to Indonesia for an appendicectomy.

Hear our voice. We hardly speak, but will usually fade away from conflict (and fly to another place).

~kopi & pasta from

Sunday, 9 May 2010

nasyeed country songs!=)

Perjudian Bolasepak Akan Di'Halalkan' ?

Oleh Zaharuddin Abd Rahman
www.zaharuddin. net

Perjudian adalah satu jenis permainan pertaruhan yang mana pihak yang menang akan meraih wang pertaruhan mereka yang kalah. Tidak dinamakan perjudian jika kedua-dua pihak mencapai kemenangan. Itulah sifat perjudian yang diharamkan di dalam undang-undang Islam. Malah juga dilarang oleh semua agama lain.

Oleh itu, secara peribadi saya terperanjat (malah ramai yang lain juga) membaca kenyataan Timbalan Menteri Kewangan, Datuk Dr Awang Adek Hussien yang menyatakan pertimbangan sedang dibuat untuk meluluskan lessen perjudian bolasepak sempena kejohanan Bola sepak Piala Dunia yang akan datang ini.


Beliau dirakamkan oleh akhabar tempatan berkata :

"Ada beberapa perkara penting untuk dikaji sama ada perkara ini (mengeluarkan lesen membenarkan pertaruhan) baik bagi kerajaan atau jika kerajaan boleh cuba mengawalnya untuk mengetahui berapa banyak (jumlah wang daripada pertaruhan haram)."


Pegeluaran lesen atas alas an untuk mengawal dan mengethaui jumlah wang pertaruhan adalah tertolak di sisi Islam. Sesebuah kerajaan dan pemimpin mestilah lebih kreatif dan bertanggungjawab dalam mencari jalan mengawal perjudian gelap.

Kawalannya bukanlah dengan memberi lesen kerana itu hanya akan lebih memakmurkan gejala tersebut. Tetapi KAWALAN adalah dengan memperkenalkan teknik banteras, hukuman lebih keras dan tahap efisyen yang lebih kemas bagi memerangkap mereka yang terlibat.

Namun apabila lesen diberikan, ia jelas merupakan satu galakan kepada kaki judi dan seterusnya seolah-olah memberi mesej bahawa:

‘Kerajaan ingin tumpang sekaki dalam perjudian mereka"

"Kerajaan ingin turut merasa sedikit imbuhan hasil perjudian mereka yang berjudi, so jika lebih ramai berjudi, lebih baik kepada kerajaan akan mendapat sesuatu"


Ia seolah-olah kerana kerajaan ingin menbenarkan benda yang tidak benar.

Bolehkah atas alasan mengetahui jumah sebenar & mengawal MAT REMPIT yang berempit di atas jalan raya secara haram, maka KERAJAAN MEMPERTIMBANGKAN PEMBERIAN LESEN MEREMPIT kepada mt rempit di atas JALAN RAYA AWAM. Semua mat rempit mestilah mendaftar dan membayar yuran untuk merempit di atas jalan raya. Bukan LESEN UNTUK merempit di trek lumba dan IA IBARAT memberi LESEN untuk terus merempit di JALAN RAYA.

Merempit di jalan raya awam banyak mudaratnya kepada mat rempit itu sendiri dan juga orang awam. Demikian juga kesnya membenarkan perjudian bola sepak ‘gelap' untuk dijadikan ‘terang' tetapi tetap di atas laluan yang memudaratkan orang awam.


Kerajaan yang bertanggungjawab MESTILAH sentiasa mengurangkan aktiviti negatif di kalangan rakyat, bukannya meraikan dan meluluskannya.

Sedarilah, perjudian hanya akan menjerumuskan rakyat di dalam :-

a- Kancah hutang dan masalah kewangan lebih serius. Kita bimbang kecenderungan masyarakat Malaysia yang sukakan skim cepat kaya, yang sering diserbu, diharamkan DAN DISITA oleh kerajaan. Namun peliknya, kini kerajaan seolah ingin membenarkan skim tersebut, perjudian adalah salah satu jenis skim cepat kaya, yang sering membawa kayap.

b- Seterusnya membawa kepada masalah dan krisis rumahtangga. Pergaduahan suami isteri, anak mencuri duit ibu ayah untuk berjudi, suami curi duit isteri dan sebagainya,

c- Kita bimbang, hasil lesen yang diberi, kanak-kanak akan turut serta dalam perjudiankhususnya secara online. Dan tiada sesiapa boleh menghalang kerana lesen telah diberi oleh kerajaan dan perbuatan itu tidak lagi dianggap satu kesalahan.

d- Masyarakat tidak progresif kerana menjadi lalai untuk meneka dan bertaruh serta menonton bolasepak secara berlebihan. Kalau dulu penonton hanya ‘exited' untuk melihat pasukan yang disokong, kini, bakal menjadi begitu obsess dan tertekan kerana keputusan perlawanan melibatkan wang yang ditaruh.

e- Mendorong rakyat memfokuskan kepada perolehan keuntungan secara cepat tanpa skill, namun akhirnya kerugian sahaja yang lebih kerap menjelma. Manakan tidak, dalam perjudian, peratusan pihak yang menang sentiasa lebih kecil berbanding yag kalah. Bermakna, jika seorang menang dan bergembira atas kemenangannya, yang kalah mungkin 1000 orang yang berduka cita. Dukacita tersebut mungkin tidak berhenti di situ malah berturutan kepada masalah lain, ibarat ‘domino effect'.

f- Kesan buruk kekalahan; kekalahan boleh yang menyebabkan kemarahan, memandu berbahaya di jalan raya, pergaduhan di dalam rumahtangga, kesan psikologi di tempat kerja menyebabkan kurang produktiviti, mungkin dikejar ‘ALONG' kerana berhutang dengan along untuk berjudi.

g- Pemberian lesen itu seolah menjolok sarang Syaitan, kerana kemungkinan ada indifidu yang tidak begitu terdorong untuk berjudi kerana merasa sukar dek kerana ia merupakan aktiviti gelap dan salah dis isi undang-iundang. Namun akibat lesen tersbeut, dorongannya semakin kuat dan dipermudah.


Buat menteri dan pihak berkuasa yang beragama Islam khususnya, sedarilah tegahan Allah :

يَسْأَلُونَكَ عَنِ الْخَمْرِ وَالْمَيْسِرِ قُلْ فِيهِمَا إِثْمٌ كَبِيرٌ وَمَنَافِعُ لِلنَّاسِ وَإِثْمُهُمَآ أَكْبَرُ مِن نَّفْعِهِمَا

Ertinya : Mereka bertanya kepadamu tentang arak dan judi. Katakanlah: ""Pada keduanya itu terdapat dosa besar dan beberapa manfaat kecil bagi manusia, tetapi dosa keduanya lebih besar dari manfaatnya" ( Al-baqarah : 219)

Dan juga larangan selanjutnya

يَا أَيُّهَا الَّذِينَ آمَنُواْ إِنَّمَا الْخَمْرُ وَالْمَيْسِرُ وَالأَنصَابُ وَالأَزْلاَمُ رِجْسٌ مِّنْ عَمَلِ الشَّيْطَانِ فَاجْتَنِبُوهُ لَعَلَّكُمْ تُفْلِحُونَ

Ertinya ; Hai orang-orang yang beriman, sesungguhnya (meminum) arak, berjudi, (berkorban untuk) berhala, mengundi nasib dengan panah, adalah perbuatan keji termasuk perbuatan Syaitan. Maka jauhilah perbuatan-perbuatan itu agar kamu mendapat keberuntungan. ( Al-Maidah : 90)

Justeru itu, saya amat berharap agar Menteri Agama dapat segera memberi panduan dalam hal ini. Jika Menteri Agama sependapat dengan Timbalan Menteri Kewangan, kami sekalu ahli akademik sangat ingin mendengar dan membaca justifikasi dan dalil serta hujjah keharusan tersebut JIKA tiba-tiba Menteri Agama atau mana-mana Mufti bersetuju dengan tindakan itu.

Perlu difahami, hujjah maslahat TIDAK BOLEH digunakan sama sekali dalam hal yang JELAS BERTENTANGAN dengan teks Al-Quran dan Hadis. Tiada maslahat dan tidak termasuk di dalam Maqasid al-Shariah dalam mengharuskan perjudian untuk masyarakat.

Oleh kerana isu perjudian adalah isu ‘Qat'ie di dalam Islam, saya AMAT BERHARAP pihak Salafi, Wahabi, Ahbash, Tradisional Pondok, Tarekat Sufi, Syiah, ahli akademik universiti, tabligh dan semua pihak agar tampil menyatakan pandangan dan bantahan mereka. Paling minima di blog dan website rasmi mereka. Jangan hanya berselisih dan berdebat bertahun-tahun dengan begitu kreatif, tetapi SENYAP SUNYI tanpa kenyataan umum dalam hal sebegini.

Jangan biarkan hanya orang politik berkata, kerana orang politik hujah dan kata-kata mereka sering dilihat sebagai politik. Kita perlu yang lain juga agar Allah meredhai usaha kita.



Zaharuddin Abd Rahman

www.zaharuddin. net

08 Mei 2010


KUALA LUMPUR 6 Mei - Kerajaan mempertimbangkan kemungkinan mengeluarkan lesen untuk membenarkan pertaruhan dilakukan semasa kejohanan bola sepak Piala Dunia 2010 berlangsung awal bulan depan bagi mengelak berleluasanya aktiviti perjudian dan pertaruhan haram di negara ini.

Timbalan Menteri Kewangan, Datuk Dr. Awang Adek Hussein berkata, jika kerajaan tidak mengeluarkan lesen kepada pihak yang memohon, aktiviti perjudian dan pertaruhan haram tetap berlaku tanpa kawalan dan pemantauan pihak berkuasa.

"Ada beberapa perkara penting untuk dikaji sama ada perkara ini (mengeluarkan lesen membenarkan pertaruhan) baik bagi kerajaan atau jika kerajaan boleh cuba mengawalnya untuk mengetahui berapa banyak (jumlah wang daripada pertaruhan haram).

"Kerajaan sedang mengkaji perkara ini dan akan memutuskannya jika mahu membenarkan pertaruhan memandangkan kejohanan Piala Dunia ini semakin hampir," katanya kepada pemberita ketika ditemui di lobi Parlimen hari ini.

Awang Adek berkata, jika lesen itu dikeluarkan, kerajaan dapat mengawal aktiviti perjudian, selain hasilnya boleh digunakan terutama untuk pembangunan bidang sukan di negara ini.

Awang Adek mengakui sudah ada pihak yang membuat permohonan untuk mendapatkan lesen itu, tetapi beliau enggan mendedahkan lebih lanjut maklumat itu sehingga kerajaan membuat keputusan mengenainya.

Sunday, 2 May 2010

Staying focussed

What's your biggest productivity challenge?

Computer games. Ipods. Iphones. Facebook. Friendster. YouTube. TV Drama series. Movies.

Be it all of the above or even the cosy duvet can make yourself turned into a couch potato, but still the reason behind this is simply because we're not staying focus. Generally, people find it difficult to stay focus in doing things that they ought to do. For some they have to study while others have to meet the deadlines of their projects or assignments etc.

I would like to take a classic example of what we, practising Muslims, do every single day which is the solah (the obligatory prayer). Let's see how Islam teaches us to become more focus in anything we do. Before we begin our solah, we are asked to fulfill our own personal needs first. For instance, if we need to go to the bathroom then we should do so, if we're so hungry better eat some food, if we need to change our dirty clothes we should do so etc. Also, make sure that the solah area is free from any distracting mechanisms and the environment is comfortable. So this is what we call as removing distractions and fulfilling personal needs in order for us to gain khusyu' (concentrate) when performing solah and our minds wouldn't wandering around elsewhere.

Another thing that we can learn through solah is we'll facing a single direction (the qiblah) or focus on one area which means we're focusing on one task at a time. Avoid doing multi-task in a short period of time say by doing lots of tasks in a second or in a single minute. A lot of time we're distracting ourselves by doing things other than the urgent and important things.

We also need to be aware with the task that we're doing. When we do sujud or ruku' we have tuma'ninah (pause for the duration of 1 tasbih at least) in every step of the prayer so that we are aware why we pray for. Being aware of what you do is definitely the primary steps in staying focus.

Let's see some practical steps to stay focus:

~give yourself a deadline
We tend to do more work the moment we know the deadline is near since we are all the ' people' (oh my, seems true to me) Reward yourself if the deadlines fulfilled and punish yourself for not fulfilling the task.

~the 10-minute rule
Set time say 10 minutes to do any task then break for 2 minutes (optional) in order to stay focus for another half an hour or longer just to get started.

I know it's easy said than done but it's not that hard really...yep insyaAllah I CAN!
(If you have any other tips to stay focus, do share it with me. I really need them now!)

It's all about learning from our beautiful religion to become more productive in the future insyaAllah. Let's be a productive Muslim! ^_^


iklan yg singkat namun penuh makna!=)