Sunday, 31 July 2011

ROH DI BULAN RAMADHAN


" Walau setinggi mana kasih sayangku, sesungguhnya Allah lebih berhak menyayangimu,
Damai lah engkau disana di bawah limpahan rahmat dan kasih sayang-Nya,
Sesungguhnya kami semua akan menyusulmu di kemudian hari...
Al-Fatihah buat semua muslimin dan muslimat yang telah pergi mendahului kita"
 



Pagi tadi sempena hari Jumaat bulan Ramadhan yang mulia ini, aku menghadiri majlis ilmu yang membincangkan tentang amalan di bulan Ramadhan. Satu perkara yang menarik perhatian aku tadi, ustaz penceramah bercerita tentang keadaan roh di bulan Ramadhan. Menurut satu hadith Rasulullah.. (maaf aku tak sempat catat perawi hadith ini).. menceritakan apabila tiba bulan Ramadhan, semua roh berkumpul di Luh Mahfuz memohon kepada Allah S.W.T untuk kembali ke bumi. Ada roh yang dibenarkan pulang ke bumi dan ada yang tidak dibenarkan.Roh yang dibenarkan pulang adalah kerana amalan baik mereka semasa hayat mereka ataupun ada penjamin-penjamin yang mendoakan mereka. Manakala roh-roh yang tidak dibenarkan pulang disebabkan kesalahan mereka semasa hayat mereka akan terus di penjara di Luh Mahfuz.

Apabila roh dibenarkan pulang, perkara pertama yang mereka lakukan adalah pergi ke tanah perkuburan untuk melihat jasad mereka. Kemudian mereka akan pergi ke rumah anak2 mereka, orang yang mendapat harta pusaka mereka dan ke rumah orang yang mendoakan mereka dengan harapan orang yang mereka lawati itu memberi hadiah untuk bekalan mereka.Perkara ini akan berlarutan sehinggala tibanya Hari Raya Aidilfitri. Pada saat ini mereka akan mengucapkan selamat tinggal kepada jasad dan pulang semula ke Luh Mahfuz dengan bekalan yang diberikan oleh mereka2 yang masih hidup.

Di sini ustaz memberitahu hikmah adanya alam kubur. Alam kubur membuktikan bahawa Allah itu Maha Penyayang. Orang yang melakukan kesalahan semasa hayatnya boleh dibantu dengan doa orang2 yang masih hidup. Alangkah bahagianya jika seseorang yang telah meninggal dunia masih mendapat bekalan dari orang-orang yang masih hidup.

Oleh itu wahai sahabatku, jangan biarkan orang-orang yang kita sayang, yang mengadap Allah terlebih dulu daripada kita sepi tanpa doa dan sedekah daripada kita. Sesungguhnya apabila mati seseorang anak adam itu, terputus ia semua hal kecuali 3 perkara iaitu doa anak2 yang soleh, ilmu yang bermanfaat dan sedekah amal jariah.
 
Terima daripada e-mel dan saya mengambil kesempatan untuk menyebar melalui blog ini untuk kita saling menasihati dalam kebenaran dan beramal soleh...InsyaAllah.  Thank you Dini..

Tuesday, 26 July 2011

"Pathological Gaming"




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Recently gaming has been in the news because of its positive health benefits, including increased exercise and help with getting individuals with ADHD to focus, but a new study is saying that there is a link between video games and addictive behavior and additional mental health problems. The report, which will be released in the February issue of Pediatrics according to CNN, studied 3,000 fourth through eighth graders and discovered that nine percent had "pathological gaming" issues which often lead to depression, poor grades and anxiety. Children who have a harder time fitting in are more at risk, and nine to 12 percent of boys (versus three to five percent of girls) qualified as addicted to gaming, Reuters reported.


It was quite a shocking discovery when I googled for more information on kids who are addicted to gaming and came across the above study.  The youngest one at home seems to have the highlighted symptoms up there of a pathological gamer.  He spent most of his waking hours (if not in school) kicking virtual football  leading his team to glory, beating various opponents at virtual tennis games or racing unheard models of cars (to me i.e) in various locations.  Before things go from bad to worse, last weekend we (the father and I) decided enough is enough and the computer is now out of bounds for him. The recent results of his second term school tests also served as one of the causes for him  to be kept far away from the computer.  

I know it is difficult for us as parents to swallow when realizing our kid fits the above description as being depressed, having poor grades and to top it up anxiety too.  Before knowing about the study we had noticed certain traits in his behavior such as being a bit moody and angry over the slightest things. It was like the games he played had taken over the priorities of his life like eating and sleeping.  Repeated calls to eat at mealtimes were often ignored and his sleep pattern especially during weekends were atrocious..habis terbalik, malam berjaga dan sianghari tidur.   Needless to say the drive C in the hardisk is nearly full of his downloadable games from the internet.  It was hard for him in the beginning  not to come anywhere near the pc, he would hover behind me whenever I am using it.

Alhamdulillah when I stepped inside the house these past few days after office I noticed the computer was not switched on and there is his elder sister who is keeping an eye on him when we were not at home.  Hopefully he will get over with this gaming thing and concentrate more on his studies because next year he will be sitting for SPM which will be the turning point in his life.

I am sharing this sad tragic true story about The Lost Boy here who was just like my son addicted with the internet and gaming.










 

Sunday, 17 July 2011

WELCOMING RAMADHAN




Ucapan Rasulullah SAW ketika bulan Ramadhan menjelang kepada para sahabatnya:

“Telah datang kepada mu bulan Ramadhan, penghulu segala bulan.  Maka  selamat datanglah kepadanya.  Telah datang bulan puasa membawa segala rupa keberkatan, barangsiapa mendekatkan diri kepada Allah dengan suatu kebajikan samalah mengerjakan amal fardhu dibulan yang lain, barangsiapa menunaikan satu fardhu samalah dia menunaikan tujuh puluh fardhu dibulan yang lain.  Ramadhan adalah bulan sabar, dan sabar pahalanya adalah syurga.  Ramadhan adalah bulan memberikan pertolongan dan bulan Allah SWT menambahkan rezeki para mu’min di dalamnya.  Demikian itu merupakan pendinding dari api neraka.”

Riwayat oleh Ibn Khuzaimah 

Saturday, 9 July 2011

The Chapati

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A woman baked chapati for members of her family and an extra one for a hungry passer by  She kept the extra chapati on the Window-sill, for whosoever would take it away. Everyday, a hunchback came and took away the chapati. Instead of expressing gratitude, he muttered the following words as he went his way: "The evil you do remains with you: The good you do, comes back to you!" This went on, day after day. Everyday, the hunch-back came, picked up the chapati and uttered the words: "The evil you do, remains with you: The good you do, comes back to you!" The woman felt irritated. "Not a word of gratitude," she said to herself...

"Everyday this hunchback utters this jingle! What does he mean? "One day, exasperated, she decided to do away with him. "I shall get rid of this hunchback," she said. And what did she do? She added poison to the Chapati she prepared for him! As she was about to keep it on the window sill, her hands trembled. "What is this I am doing?" she said Immediately, she threw the chapati into the fire, prepared another one and kept it on the window- sill. As usual, the hunchback came, picked up the chapati and muttered the words: "The evil you do, remains with you: The good you do, comes back to you!" The hunchback proceeded on his way, blissfully unaware of the war raging in the mind of the woman. Everyday, as the woman placed the chapati on the window-sill, she offered a prayer for her son who had gone to a distant place to seek his fortune. For many months, she had no news of him.. She prayed for his safe return. That evening, there was a knock on the door. As she opened it, she was surprised to find her son standing in the doorway. He had grown thin and lean. His garments were tattered and torn. He was hungry, starved and weak. As he saw his mother, he said, "Mom, it's a miracle I'm here. While I was but a mile away, I was so famished that I collapsed. I would have died, but just then an old hunchback passed by. I begged of him for a morsel of food, and he was kind enough to give me a whole chapati."As he gave it to me, he said, "This is what I eat everyday: today, I shall give it to you, for your need is greater than mine!" " As the mother heard those words, her face turned pale. She leaned against the door for support. She remembered the poisoned chapati that she had made that morning. Had she not burnt it in the fire, it would have been eaten by her own son, and he would have lost his life! It was then that she realized the significance of the words:"The evil you do remains with you: The good you do, comes back to you!" Do good and; Don't ever stop doing good, even if it’s not appreciated at that time.

If you like this, share it with others and I bet you so many lives would be affected.

I came across the above story from  here.. and like it so much as a good reminder for all...let there be good in all of us..Insya'Allah.  

Thursday, 7 July 2011

UJUB



Nabi saw. bersabda, "Apabila seorang lelaki sedang berjalan dengan memakai baju yang kemas dan rambut yang disikat menyebabkan dia rasa kagum dengan pakaian dan dandanan rambutnya (perasan lawa). Lalu Allah tengelamkan dia ke dalam muka bumi dan dia terus ditenggelamkan sampai hari kiamat.” HR Bukhari dan Muslim)

Nabi saw. bersabda, "Ada tiga hal yang dapat membinasakan diri seseorang iaitu kedekut yang ditaati, hawa nafsu yang diikuti dan ujub (rasa kagum dengan diri sendiri).”. (HR Al-Bazzar dan Al-Baihaqi)

Ujub ialah PERASAAN kagum atas diri sendiri. Merasa diri HEBAT. Bangga diri. Terpesona dengan kehebatan diri.

Sufyan at-Tsauri mengatakan ujub adalah perasaaan kagum pada dirimu sendiri sehingga kamu merasa bahawa kamu lebih mulia dan lebih tinggi darjat.

Muthrif rahimahullah telah berkata, “Kalau aku tidur tanpa tahajud dan bangun dalam keadaan menyesal, adalah lebih baik dari aku bertahajud tetapi berasa kagum dengan amalan tahajud tadi.”

Seorang sahabat Nabi Abu Ubaidah al-Jarrah yang menjadi imam. Setelah selesai beliau berkata, “Syaitan sentiasa menghasut aku supaya merasa aku ini lebih hebat dari orang di belakangku. Aku tidak mahu jadi imam sampai bila-bila.”

Perasaan ujub boleh datang pada bila-bila masa.

Orang yang rajin ibadah merasa kagum dengan ibadahnya.
Orang yang berilmu, kagum dengan ilmunya.
Orang yang cantik, kagum dengan kecantikannya.
Orang yang dermawan, kagum dengan kebaikannya.
Orang yang berdakwah, kagum dengan dakwahnya.

Ingatlah, semua kelebihan adalah anugerah dari Allah, oleh itu kagumlah hanya kepada Allah, bukan diri sendiri.


 
Berkongsi maklumat di atas daripada FB Tazkirah...Kita ni tidak memiliki apa-apa....kesemuanya milik Allah SWT..

Saturday, 2 July 2011

Uncle Neeme and Boy Wonder Wow Nokia Hall





Uncle Neeme and Boy Wonder Wow Nokia Hall

Published: 01.07.2011 09:30
Maestro Neeme Järvi ( Photo: Postimees/Scanpix )
"World and Land," Tallinn's Nokia Concert Hall, June 30. Tengku Ahmad Irfan (piano), Arvo Leibur (violin), Estonian National Male Choir, Estonian National Symphony Orchestra conducted by Neeme Järvi.
Strolling through Tallinn Thursday night on the way to Nokia Concert Hall, it seemed almost a sin to duck into a dark auditorium for a program of music. The city was abuzz, everyone was out in their shorts eating ice cream or drinking something cold; it was a perfect warm summer evening. But those who eschewed the corporeal pleasures of cool refreshments and warm air were rewarded with the ethereal joys of two and a half hours of beautifully crafted sounds.
In fact it was a memorable evening for a number of reasons. Legendary conductor Neeme Järvi was back doing what he clearly loves and what Estonian music fans want: conducting the Estonian National Symphony Orchestra. The elder statesman of Estonian music shared the stage with a wunderkind from Malaysia, Tengku Ahmad Irfan, who could well be performing for another seventy years. There was choral music, some virtuoso violin and explosives for the Tchaikovsky finale.
A strong current of Estonian composition ran through the program. The famous Kapp musical family got things going, first with Villem Kapp’s vigorous choral work "Northern Coast", performed by the Estonian National Male Choir. Next, Eugen Kapp’s Suite from the ballet "Kalevipoeg" (1947) was conjuring up visions of rural Estonia and epic myth with hints of Aaron Copeland thrown in.
But much of the reason for the sold out crowd followed with the performance of Chopin’s Piano Concerto No.1 in E minor Opus 11 by the 13 year old Tengku. During the long introduction, he fidgeted expectantly in his seat, and seemed to be making sure his feet could reach the pedals. He’s a little fellow even for a 13-year-old. But he played wonderfully; the sublime passages of Chopin flowed melodiously and with apparent ease. The audience was enthusiastically receptive. When the piece was over he ran to Uncle Neeme and got a big hug and an ovation. Afterward, Tengku played an encore of Beethoven piano work. Then more ovations and bouquets. Järvi acted as cheerleader, egging the crowd to rhythmic clapping.
Tengku was a tough act to follow, but violin soloist Arvo Leibur managed. It was another Estonian, Eduard Tubin’s "Suite on Estonian Dance Tunes for Violin and Orchestra", that allowed Leibur to shine as featured artist. Tubin, who spent much of his life in exile after the Soviet occupation, was a student of Estonian folk music, especially that of Saaremaa, and this rustic quality permeates the piece.
After an evening that was so filled with homage to Estonia, it was an interesting choice to finish with that most nationalist of Russian pieces, Tchaikovsky’s "1812 Overture", but its celebratory quality suited the event. And the raucous piece really got the audience going. Järvi was literally dancing a jig while conducting. By the time the last cannon shot rang out, President Toomas Hendrik Ilves had a warm handshake and some intimate words for Järvi. The maestro was back in form.

Review by Mike Amundsen

Alhamdulillah Irfan performed wonderfully in the concert and made Malaysia proud of you!!! Since there is no playback video of his performance at the concert i am sharing a video of him performing with the Estonian Youth Chamber Orchestra, if i am not mistaken in August 2010.
I quote a comment on the above video that says it all:
You are truly blessed in many ways and have improved by leaps and bounds in such short time, Tengku Irfan ! We love you and are proud of you ! Go for the world !!

Friday, 1 July 2011

Coconut Impossible Pie

Not sure why the name of the recipe has 'impossible' di tengah tu but it is 'possible possible', macam dialog arwah AR Tompel dalam DoReMi, nak buat pie ni.  Bila tengok resipi  dalam majalah The Australian Women's Weekly keluaran bulan Jun 2011 terasa teruja nak buat, gambar pie yang ditayang dalam majalah tersebut nampak sedapppp.  Bahan yang diguna pun tidak banyak dan tidak remeh membuatnya....so why not? Saya yang memang bukan ahli masak memasak ni pun boleh buat ikut resipi ini kalau yang sudah pakar dan ada pulak blog masakan sendiri apatah lagi kan? 

Looks delicioso in the magazine

This one homemade - top view

Rupa dalam pie
Pics not clear ...ni lah padahnya guno hp (kodi?) ambil gambar!


Description of this pie in the magazine goes like this...
"This dessert is so simple to make.  It has a bit of crust at the bottom, creamy custard in the middle and a crunchy sweet coconut top"
The recipe goes like this:


Coconut Impossible Pie
Serves 6-8 Prep and Cook Time 45 minutes

4 eggs
1 cup (220g) caster sugar
2 teaspoons vanilla extract (I used vanilla essence...cari satu supermarket pun mmg tidak ada yg extract ni)
125g butter, melted
2 cups (500ml) milk
1/2 cup (75g) plain flour
1 cup (80g) dessicated coconut
1 teaspoon grated lemon rind (terlupa nak beli lemon so tak gunalah)
flaked coconut, toasted, for serving (ni pun tak ada)


1.  Preheat the oven to 180 deg. C (160 deg C fan-forced)
2.  Beat the eggs and sugar in a medium bowl with an electric mixer until pale and fluffy.  Add the vanilla, butter and milk; beat until combined.  Stir in the flour, coconut and rind.
3.  Pour the mixture into a greased 6-cup capacity ovenproof dish.  Bake for about 35 minutes, or until top is golden and puffed.

Sedap or tak sedap terserah....


Happy Days... like Jamie Oliver always say :)

akhirnya..terlaksana jugak hajat Dinner @ Rebung!

Sudah beberapa kali rancang semasa ke KL hendak ke Restoran Rebung tak kira lah makan tengahari atau makan malam.  Tuan punya restoran pu...