Tuesday, July 31, 2007

Waste Not... Want Not

An acquaintance e-mailed me this picture..... A very creative method to dispose your helmet...

Theorem On Salary

Have you ever wondered why you don't make that much money? Heheheeheee.... an acquaintance e-mailed me this 'fabulous' and amusing theory.

Tuesday, July 24, 2007

Suuratul Ikhlas

If you understand what this suurah means.... hmmmm... I guess Christianity will not stand a chance. Allah said Allah has no son. Prophet Isa (Jesus) is not Allah's son. Prophet Isa infact, has no father. In Islam, Prophet Isa is likened to Adam, who also has no father.

Monday, July 16, 2007

Mesmerizing Pictures of Magmas

An acquaintance e-mailed me these mesmerizing pictures of volcanic eruptions.... These breathtaking views can only be taken by those who are really passionate about volcanoes. Subhanallah.

Saturday, July 14, 2007

Alhamdulillah, Rejab's Here Again!

To be read every morning and evening 70 times each with both hands raised:

"Allahummaghfirli warhamni wa tubb 'alaiya"


To be read every day from 1st until 10th Rejab:
"Subhanallahil Haiyil Qaiyum"..............100 times per day

To be read from 11th until 20th Rejab:
"Subhanallahil Ahadis Somad"...............100 times per day

To be read from 21st until 30th Rejab:
"Subhanallahir Rauuf"............................100 times per day

Sunday, July 8, 2007

Husnul Khaatimah

Many friends e-mailed me this picture of a very fortunate man who died while he was in the sujood posture in Masjidin Nabawi in Madinatul Munawwarah. Masya Allah.
As Muslims, all of us hope that when it is our turn to return to Allah SWT, hopefully we will die in husnul khaatimah (good, beautiful ending). We will be the happiest beings on earth if we end our lives in husnul khaatimah.
During our last moment on earth, syaitaan will try to deviate us from the true path. Syaitan will try his very best to make sure that we die in su'ul khaatimah (the opposite of husnul khaatimah - a bad ending), na'uzubillah. He will appear in various forms, among them as our mother.... If that fails to deviate us, as our father. All sorts of tactics will be tried on us, just to make sure that we die as a non Muslim.
May Allah protect us all. Ameen.

Wednesday, July 4, 2007

Ron Wyatt

People who care to read my blog must be wondering... why am I poking my nose in areas other than Maths... Well, to be blunt, I must say that my areas of interest are so diverse.
Ok. That explains why I want to talk about Ron Wyatt today. Have you watched Steven Spielberg's movies "Raiders of The Lost Ark" , "Indiana Jones" or "Indiana Jones and The Temple of Doom"? Heh heh he he he... If I hadn't become a lecturer, most probably I would have ended up being a journalist or an archaeologist... all due to the influence of Steven Spielberg's movies.
Ron Wyatt is an archaeologist. Together with his wife Mary Nell Wyatt, they've done research in the middle east, discovering many wonderful things such as the Firaun's wheels in the Red Sea, Noah's Ark in Turkey, the stones from Sodom and Gomorrah's era , just to mention a few. If you click on to his website which I will write down at the end of this writing, you will be shocked and awed just like me I guess.... simply because he reminds me of Indiana Jones (acted by Harrison Ford) complete with the hat and all. Perhaps Steven Spielberg must have visualized and personified his on screen hero from the life of Ron Wyatt heh heh he he....
One thing that I respect about the Westerners is their determination, their keenness, their thoroughness, their sacrifice, the willingness to go all out when they're interested to do research in their areas of interest. If you're a fan of the National Geographic series, you can see for example, their stubbornness to live with the gorillas in Africa year in year out, sacrifice their lives to get a better camera angle of volcanic eruptions, painstakingly wait for polar bears to appear in their arctic excursions... They made our lives to see the grandeur of Allah's creations so much easier, by just sitting back, relaxing in our couch in front of our tv sets.
Back to Ron Wyatt. Please browse through the following to appreciate his works in the archaeological field. You won't regret it, infact, even though he uses the bible, as Muslims, we'll appreciate the Quran more after reading his website. Whatever he discovered only proved further that whatever Allah mentioned in the Quran is very true and there's no doubt about it.

Mouse Mystery

My colleagues from the computer science department will surely love this... heh heh he he he...

A very near and dear friend of mine sent me this. Under the title: "Mouse mystery is finally solved" , my friend's friend posed a very good and intriguing question: How does the small arrow on your computer monitor work when we move the mouse?
Heh heh he he he.... I couldn't helping laughing as I write this.... Well, through the miracle of high technology, you can now see how it is done... he he he....
Click on the link below and you will find out. Slowly move your mouse over the light gray circle and you will see how the magic works heh heh he he he...

Tuesday, July 3, 2007

A Real Sad Story...

An acquaintance e-mailed me this story.

A woman had 2 daughters. She got pregnant again and this time, even though she was hoping for a boy, the doctor said, it's another girl for her. Feeling sad, each time she was asked by friends, she jokingly answered she was carrying 'a snake' instead.
This incident happened in a hospital in Makkatul Mukarramah. I'm relating this story not with the intention to embarass anybody but hopefully as a deterrent for all of us. If we learn from our own mistakes, we are clever... but if we learn from other peoples' mistakes, we are intelligent, Insya Allah.
Allah always knows best. Whatever Allah sends us, we must learn to accept with 'redho'. Whether it's a son or a daughter, Allah must have His very own reasons. The most important thing is, we try to educate our children the best that we can, praying that all our children will be soleheen and solehaat.
I think, it is not advisable for those who are pregnant to watch this video. I couldn't help but felt sad for this unfortunate child shown in this video. To all pregnant ladies, recite lots of du'as for your foetus and recite the Quran regularly. Obey Allah at all times. May all of you have a safe and sound pregnancy and may all of our children become obedient slaves of Allah. Ameen.

Monday, July 2, 2007

It Is Allah Who Cures

Years ago, a close friend came to me, feeling distressed because she was about to get married in less than a month's time but had skin problem around the chest. She wanted to present herself to her husband with good-looking skin. She had tried various brands of cream but before she finished using any particular bottle, she tend to lose hope and would change to another.
I didn't answer her question immediately when she asked me what to do... simply because I didn't have the answer to her problem. What I did was, I related to her the story of Prophet Musa a.s. He was one of the fortunate beings who could converse directly with Allah, our creator.
It so happened that Musa a.s. once had a toothache. He asked Allah what to do to solve his toothache problem. Allah told him to get such and such kind of leaves and chew them. He did what Allah asked him to do... and, as a result, he was cured. The next time he had another toothache problem, Musa a.s. went to get the same kind of leaves and repeated exactly like what he did the last time. This time he found out that he wasn't cured. He asked Allah why was it this time it didn't cure him like last time to which Allah answered, the last time Musa a.s. had the toothache, he had asked help for the remedy from Allah, and Allah granted his wish. This time, however, he didn't ask help from Allah but depended solely on the leaves.
The leaves were the 'asbab' of his cure. It was Allah who made the cure possible. It is Allah, and solely Allah, The One and Only God who can answer all our pleads, hopes, aspirations, wishes ... call it what you may. Musa learnt his lesson well. And so did my friend. By the end of my story, she realized that she had acted like Musa a.s., putting her trust too much on the medicines and forgot to ask help from Allah.
Nowadays, each time I go to the clinic, I can't help but smile whenever I read the label written on the plastic wrappings : "Kami hanya berikhtiar. Allah yang menyembuhkan" (We can only ikhtiar. It is Allah who cures).


Budu is synonymous with the east coast states of Malaysia, especially Kelantan and Terengganu. If Melaka is famous for its cincalok, then budu is the food associated with these folks over here.
An acquaintance sent me an e-mail recently about budu. Budu has gone international! Wow!! Research done at the University of North Carolina, USA has revealed that eating budu has several positive impacts, among them, eating budu can increase, believe it or not, your IQ! Eating budu can also help you to avoid heart problems and hypertension.
Budu can reduce cholesterol. It has the potential to resist free radicals besides resisting the process of aging and, amazingly, can avoid breast cancer too! Budu contains multivitamins, iron, calcium and magnesium. Too good to be true, isn't it? I sincerely hope someone is not trying to pull my legs with this budu news. If what was sent to me is true, may be that explains why there are so many students from Kelantan in our public universities.... it could be the result of eating budu. After this perhaps we should 'drink' budu just like we drink mineral water...heh heh he he he ....
I would appreciate it a lot if researchers from our local universities can verify whether this information is true or not. If it is really true, then I'll have to make it a habit to add budu to my diet...
Just in case you're interested to read more on this, please browse through:

Sunday, July 1, 2007

Kacip Emas - The New Found Remedy For Chronic Diabetes

Alhamdulillah, good news are in store for those suffering from diabetes.

Kpt. (B) Yusoff Md Saad recently revealed in an Astro program, called "Bersama Anita", which was hosted by Anita Sarawak, that he had found the cure for diabetes, something which he named 'Kacip Emas'. As reported in Mingguan Warta Perdana, vol. 924, Yusoff said he founded the traditional formula since 20 years ago while he was still in the army; knowledge that he gathered from old Malay folks living in remote villages and also from the aborigines in the jungle (orang Asli).
The remedy is sold under the label of Gold Pincer Trading. Yusoff used 8 types of local herbs, among them what is known as "peria katak" and he mentioned that it takes 9 hours to process the remedy. Those who want to try out this Kacip Emas can contact Mr Zulkifli Wahab at 016 - 298 - 7878, Mr Wahab Ibrahim at 012 - 232 - 8669 or Puan Saliza at 03 - 618 - 80778.
Subhanallah. Allah has promised that there is a cure for every kind of ailments except for death. It's up to us to find them.

Why Barzah Was Created

Have you ever wondered why Barzah was created? What is Barzah anyway?
Before we were sent to earth, when we were still in the 'ruh' (spiritual) form, as Allah mentioned in the Quran, we already testified that Allah is our creator, The One and Only (Ilah) God and that we will submit to Allah and Allah only (see the Quranic verses: "Qaalu bala syahidna....."). After we were born, Allah sent His messengers continuously beginning from Adam a.s. until the last messenger which was Muhammad SAW to guide us along the way.
When we die, since we were created from the soil, we will be finally returned to the soil, to fulfill a promise made by the angel Izrail to earth when the angel first wanted to take the soil from earth during the process of the creation of Adam a.s. Some of us will decompose in our graves. Pious people and those who are close to Allah will not. The bodies of the Prophets, those who achieved martyrdom in wars such as Badr, Uhud etc will remain intact until the day of Judgement.
The 'world' that we will be placed in immediately after death is known as 'Barzah'. Yesterday morning, while ironing the clothes after fajr prayers, I had the opportunity to hear a lecture by one ustaz over TV3. So, back to the question, why was Barzah created? Except for those who became martyrs, why were we not placed immediately in Jannah (paradise) or Nar (hell) after we die? Wallahu a'lam. Only Allah knows the real answer.
The ustaz said, Allah is Forgiving. We were given the chance to beg for forgiveness from Allah for whatever sins or misdeeds while we are still alive. Once we die, the doors of forgiveness is 'partially' closed. I use the word 'partially' because, Allah, The Most Forgiving, The Most Merciful, has left another opportunity door opened for us. That's one of the reasons why Allah created Barzah. That 'door' is, according to the ustaz, through du'as made by the children of the dead persons for their parents. So, parents who have children who are soleheen or solehaat will benefit from du'as made by their children when they are in Barzah.
The ustaz said it is a pity if the descendants of the deceased don't bother to ask for forgiveness from Allah for whatever misdeeds done by their parents at least five times a day. He used the term 'anak derhaka' to those who didn't bother to make prayers for their parents. So, if you truly love your parents, you should always make dua's for them. Recite the Quran for them. Pay off their debts if they have any.
Some of us, i.e. those who were obedient to Allah when we were alive, when we are in Barzah, we will be shown our place in paradise already... so we will gladly wait for Qiyaamah to happen. Some of us, i.e. those people who were disobedient to Allah, will be shown our place in hell, na'uzubillah. So, these people whose final abode will be hell, will obviously not look forward for Qiyaamah to happen.
So, since we know all these already, we should act accordingly. Wallahu a'lam.