Friday, 22 February 2013

Pahala 7000 Tahun - Kelebihan Menunaikan Haji Dan Umrah

Today I want to share my 'self-reference notes' that I made before I performed my Umrah & Ziarah in April 2011. The source of my notes come from 'Pahala 7000 Tahun - Kelebihan Menunaikan Haji Dan Umrah Di Tanah Haram'. 

Sorry, I forgot the name of the author and I'd misplaced the book somewhere. I'll update it here once I can get my hand on the book.

Hope my humble notes benefit those who have the opportunity to go for Umrah.

Wednesday, 20 February 2013

Lyric CINTA HATI – Shila Amzah

Another song from Shila Amzah that I want to share with you. 

Lately this brave girl really touch me. May be she reminds us the tragedy of Romeo and Juliet. May be she makes us, parents, proud.....

–  Shila Amzah

Senangnya dalam hati ku
Lihat Kau disisi
Dari kejauhan mata
namun dekat dihati

Kau memelukku indah
Membisik nama ku
Kau tanyakan ku soalan
Yang buat ku terpaku

Bila Kau kata Kau Cinta
Ku juga cinta mu
Bila Kau bilang Kau rindu
Ku juga rindu mu
Lama telah ku menyimpan
Hasrat ‘tuk hidup dengan mu
Oh sayang,ku cinta mu..

Satu dunia tahu aku adalah milikmu
Ku persembahkan cinta yang terbaik
Hanya lah untuk mu

Sudah berkali-Kali ku terjatuh cinta
Sudah berkali-Kali juga ku kecewa
Tapi ternyata segalanya berbeza
Bila aku dengan kamu,
Kamu dengan aku oh..
Tiada lelaki yang bisa jadi sehebatmu
Muzik Dan jenaka mu mencuri hatiku
Tak mungkin ku akan berpaling dirimu
Cuz baby I LOVE YOU.

Masih Aku Cinta - From Shila Amzah To Sharnaaz Ahmad

Today I want to share a song that touch my inner heart, that bring tears to my eyes.....

Shila Amzah, stay brave

Lyric : Masih Aku Cinta 
(Shila Amzah)

Biarpun kau tak lagi ada dengan ku
Takkan ku bisa melupakan mu
Cara mu,memanggil nama ku
Terasa seolah kau masih ada

Jauh di dalam sanubari ku
Tak ku relakan pemergianmu
Namun ku,’kan selalu doakan mu
Agar kau takkan terus terluka

Kau kan temui bahagia
Walaupun aku tidak bersama
Jangan kau gusar
Aku akan selalu ada
Dari jauh engkau masih ku cinta
Dari jauh aku masih mencinta

Takkan pernah ada penggantimu
Yang mem pertahankan ku sepertimu
Satu dunia,menentang cinta kita
Akhirnya kita terpisah jua

Yang mengenal mu cuma aku
Tidak ku menyesal mencintaimu
Yang ku harapkan
Kau juga mendoakan ku

Thursday, 14 February 2013


Manglish is short for "Malaysian English" just as Singlish is Singaporean English. Manglish is a unique dialect of English spoken on the streets in Malaysia.

Speakers of Manglish from the country's different ethnic groups tend to intersperse varying amounts of expressions or interjections from their mother tongue - be it Malay, Chinese or Indian - which, in some cases, qualifies as a form of code-switching

Verbs or adjectives from other languages often have English affixes, and conversely sentences may be constructed using English words in another language's syntax. People tend to translate phrases directly from their first languages into English, for instance, "on the light" instead of "turn on the light". Or sometimes, "open the light", translated directly from Chinese.

Manglish also uses some archaic British terms from the era of British colonisation (examples: "gostan" and "outstation" below).

"outstation" - out of town (e.g., going outstation)

"gostan" - reverse a vehicle, apparently from the nautical term "go astern" (mostly used in Terengganu, Kelantan, Kedah and Penang) or "go stunt". Sometimes also expressed as "gostan balik" (lit., reverse back).

"terrer" - (pronounced as the English "terror") Refers to someone or something being awesomely amazing or good (e.g., "Bloody hell, that guy is terrer!").

"chop" -  i. stamp (also used as verb). From Malay 'cop' meaning stamp e.g. "Put your company chop on the receipt".
"chop" - ii. stamp (of approval). (Due to confusion of the usage of the Malay word "cop". [E.g. I got the chop for my letter from the office lah.])

"blur" - confused, out-of-it. Roughly equivalent to "spacey" in American slang.

"sophisticashun wan" - as in "you so sophisticashun wan lah" i.e. 'you are so sophisticated'; an example of Manglish's tendency to use a noun as an adjective.

"kill" - to punish/scold/cause trouble to someone ("If you're not careful ah, this guy will kill you")

"on/off" - to turn something on or off, respectively (e.g. "Don't forget to off the fan.")

"Dei" - exclamation when conversing to a close male friend.

"Die/Finish/Gone" - generic exclamations to indicate "trouble", used like the English "damn it" or "to face the music" - (E.g. Today he die because of that loan shark). (Today, he is in trouble because of the loan sharks The word "die" does not mean to die literally)

"Cehwah/Fuyoh/Fulamak/Aiseh" - exclamation of amazement/wonder/marvel. (E.g. Fuyoooh, his hair so jinjang!)

"Izzit?" - expression of mild unbelief. (from the word, "Is that so?").

"Watudo" - rhetorical question (Example, "It has already happened. What can we do?").

The "Lah" word

The "lah" word is usually used to present a sentence as rather light-going and not so serious, the suffix has no specific meaning. (e.g. : "Don't be so worried-lah"

In Malay, 'lah' is used to change a verb into a command or to soften its tone, particularly when usage of the verb may seem impolite. 

The "Got" word

"There is"/"there are" and "has"/"have" are both expressed using got, so that sentences can be translated in either way back into British / American English. This is equivalent to the Chinese 有 yǒu (to have):

Got question? — Is there a question? / Do you have a question?

Yesterday ar, East Coast Park got so many people! — There were so many people at East Coast Park yesterday. / East Coast Park had so many people [there] yesterday.

This bus got air-con or not? — Is there air-conditioning on this bus? / Does this bus have air-conditioning?

Where got!? — lit. Where is there [this]?, also more loosely, What are you talking about? or Where did you get that idea?; generic response to any accusation.

The "Can" word 

Can is used extensively as both a question particle and an answer particle. The negative is cannot:

Gimme lah, ok or not? — (Give it to me, OK?)

Can! — (Sure!)

Can! — (Yes, that is possible)

Cannot — (No way.)

References :

Wednesday, 13 February 2013

Dua To Say To Overcome The Accursed Satan

One of the most powerful dua` to say to help you overcome this is a very simple one: “A`udhu-Billahi minna-Shaytan-ir-Rajim“ (I seek refuge in Allah from the accursed Satan).

Surat Al-A`raf (7:163) - The Jews breach the Sanctity of the Sabbath

In Surat Al-A`raf, where Allah said (7:163),

(And ask them (O Muhammad ) about the town that was by the sea; when they transgressed in the matter of the Sabbath (i.e. Saturday): when their fish came to them openly on the Sabbath day, and did not come to them on the day they had no Sabbath. Thus We made a trial of them, for they used to rebel (disobey Allah).)(7:163)

The story of how Allah sent His torment on the village that disobeyed Him and broke their pledge and their covenant to observe the sanctity of the Sabbath is explained in detail in Surat Al-A`raf, where Allah said (7:163)

They even began using deceitful means to avoid honoring the Sabbath by placing nets, ropes and artificial pools of water for the purpose of fishing before the Sabbath. When the fish came in abundance on Saturday as usual, they were caught in the ropes and nets for the rest of Saturday. During the night, the Jews collected the fish after the Sabbath ended. When they did that, Allah changed them from humans into monkeys, the animals having the form closest to humans. Their evil deeds and deceit appeared lawful on the surface, but they were in reality wicked. This is why their punishment was compatible with their crime. 

In his Tafsir, Al-`Awfi reported from Ibn `Abbas that he said,

(We said to them: "Be you monkeys, despised and rejected'') means, "Allah changed their bodies into those of monkeys and swines. The young people turned into monkeys while the old people turned into swine.'' 

Shayban An-Nahwi reported that Qatadah commented on,

(We said to them: "Be you monkeys, despised and rejected''), "These people were turned into howling monkeys with tails, after being men and women.''

Tuesday, 5 February 2013

Allah Remembers Those Who Remember Him (alone)

Allah S.W.T. commends:

"Remember Me and I shall remember you. Be grateful unto Me and deny Me not." 
[al-Baqara 2:152.]

When you remember Allah, the Creator, Sustainer and Lord of the Universe  remembers you in return.

Remembrance of the Allah acts as a polish for the hearts from its rust, and causes us to be remembered by Allah S.WT.

“I am to my servant as he expects of Me, I am with him when he remembers Me. If he remembers Me in his heart, I remember him to Myself, and if he remembers me in an assembly, I mention him in an assembly better than his…” 
(Bukhari and Muslim)

“Whoever comes to me walking, I go to him at speed.” 

Remembrance of Allah includes specified dhikr (such as saying subhan’Allah, la ilaha ila Allah, etc.), but it is also anything you do related to Allah or mentioning Allah. 

Anything that you do with Allah in mind – whether it is thinking well of Him, giving charity with the specific intention of doing it for His sake, making du’a’ (supplication) and so on is within the realm of dhikr.

Allah says :

“O son of Adam, so long as you call upon Me and ask of Me, I shall forgive you for what you have done, and I shall not mind. O son of Adam, were your sins to reach the clouds of the sky and were you then to ask forgiveness of Me, I would forgive you. O son of Adam, were you to come to Me with sins nearly as great as the earth and were you then to face Me, ascribing no partner to Me, I would bring you forgiveness nearly as great as its.” (Tirmidhi)

Finally Allah says:

“Remember Allah during times of ease and He will remember you during times of difficulty” (Tirmidhi)

Saturday, 2 February 2013


Most of the locals's favorites - 'ulam bunga kunyit', 'sayur lemak labu', 'kerabu asam', sambal goreng', 'ensai masin', 'asam pedas', fish curry' and so much more to savour

ADM is located at No.38, Kubahria, Matang. Beside serving one of the best 'mee kolok' and 'mee sapi' in town, ADM is a must-go for 'nasi campur' lovers in Kuching. 

ADM - located at no.38 Kubah Ria

Mixed rice,  three layered tea (famous tea in Kuching) and iced milo.

'Nasi campur' means mixed rice in Malay. This Malay dish is a plate of rice mixed with variety of side dishes - may be a bit of fish curry, sweet sour chicken, fried vegetables, boiled salted egg, fried prawn paste and so on - of your choice.

                   The humble Mr Adam, ADM's owner, always cheerful friendly and very helpful

ADM's 'nasi campur' counter serves more than thirty different dishes covering from vegetables, eggs, chickens, meats  to fish. The price you pay depends on the types and amount of dishes you put onto your plate. Don't worry, ADM's flavorful nasi campur is one of the cheapest in Kuching.

ADM also serves an aromatic 'sambal belacan' (sauce made of grind mixture of shrimp paste, chilies, salt, sugar and lime juice). 'Sambal belacan' is a must have side dish to spice up your 'nasi campur'. You can either add some to your dishes to have it with the rice to make it more flavorful or dip your 'ulam' in it.

'Ulam' usually consists of fresh raw vegetables. ADM serves 'ulam' like 'daun cantik manis' (known as cosmos caudatus in English or ulam raja in Peninsular Malaysia), 'bunga kunyit' (the turmeric flower), lady fingers, cooked 'jantung pisang' (I don't know what it is known in English but it is part of the banana flowers which did not form into banana) and so much more.

ADM's 'nasi campur' at no.38 Kubahria in Matang is a must-try. Come before 11.30am to avoid the stream of visitors. 12pm onwards you will have to join the perpetual qeueu at this busy little place.

                                                            Kubah Ria main entrance

                                         ADM's customer start to fill the place as early as 7am

                                                              The Kubah Ria

       Theres quite a number of sinks on the left and right hand side of the entrance to wash your hands

                                         Kubah Ria seen from Medan Niaga Satok

          A clean lady/man's washroom is on the left side of the entrance

It's not only the flavorful food but this humble friendly owner who is always there to serve you with his
                             ever-ready smile, that makes you end up coming here often

                                                 Some of the menus with the price