Salam AidilFitri 2008

Today is the last day of Ramadan. With sadness we bid farewell to Ramadan and with jubilation we welcomes Syawal 1429H. To all my dear readers and friends, I am wishing you and your family, “Selamat Hari Raya Aidil Fitri, Maaf Zahir Batin”. I seek for your forgiveness for whatever mistakes that I may have done and for whatever shortcomings this humble blog may have that do not meet your expectations or may have hurt you in whatever reasons.

As muslim we are encourage to go out to look for the new crescent moon. The crescent moon would be visible shortly after sunset, low in the sky, and slightly to the left (south) of where the sun had set. It is a beautiful experience to sight its emergence, and it is a sunnah of our noble Prophet Muhammad, (S.A.W.) that we hope the ummah revives.
Kindly check this website ( for regular updates, moon sighting reports, and additional information on moon sighting. But if we are unable to do so just stay tune to locally TV or Radio to know the exact date of the arrival of Syawal.

Allow me to remind myself and all of you about our parents in this Syawal. We ought to be thankful to them for all reasons we are being born in this beautiful world of Allah. View this great videos . . . .for the remembrance (it is in Bahasa Melayu, which is my mother tongue).

Both videos are from Petronas adverts in the year 2006 and 2007.

Surau & Madrasah Al-Hikmah SS18 Subang Jaya

Dear brothers and sisters, friends and readers of Islam. We will approaching the last week of Ramadan. We must pray harder to find the great day of the month, the Laylatul Qadr. Today I just want to highlight here about my Surau cum Madrasah (is the Arabic word for any type of school, college or university, whether secular or religious (of any religion).

Madrasah Al-Hikmah in Subang Jaya was formed in 1998 by its founder Haji Dr. Abdul Ghaffar. Initially it was a humble beginning with only 3 students and now after 10 years, Madrasah Al-Hikmah have about 33 students from various countries. We are proud to have a Surau cum Madrasah in this busy and cosmopolitan town like Subang Jaya especially in SS18.

The Surau and Madrasah is headed by Maulana Umair bin Abdul Ghaffar who is a Mualim or a scholar from a Madrasah in Cape Town, South Africa. Currently there are 12 teachers in the Madrasah to teach all the 33 students. All the teachers, Mualim and Mualimah are from few Madrasahs in South Africa. (from Zakariyya Park, Cape Town and Azaadville). No doubt Madrasah Al-Hikmah is in Subang Jaya, Malaysia but the syllabus are conducted in Arabic and English. Eventhough majority of the students are from Malaysia, the language in the Madrasah are Arabic, English and of course Bahasa Malaysia. These will give exposure to all students and get them prepared if they need to study abroad later. That is the reason why few overseas students are attracted to study here.

Madrasah Al-Hikmah get its funds solely from Zakat and Lillah from the Jemaah of the Surau, parents of the students and others who are willing to help and at the same time getting rewards from Allah swt.

Surah Al-Baqarah : Verse 103

“Of their goods take alms, that so thou mightest purify and sanctify them; and pray on
their behalf, verify thy prayers are a source of security for them: and Allah is
One who heareth and knoweth.”

So in this month of Ramadan, I would like to highlight here to those of you who want to contribute, you could do it so by bank-in to the Madrasah’s account and Surau Al-Hikmah’s which details are as follows:

A) Name: MAH SJ Resources
Account No: 1206-0002579-71-4
Banker: Bank Muamalat SS15/5A Subang Jaya or any Muamalat branch in Malaysia.

B) Name: Surau Al-Hikmah
Account No: 1206-0001082-71-4
Banker: Bank Muamalat SS15/5A Subang Jaya or any Muamalat branch in Malaysia.

Kindly download the brief report of Madrasah Al-Hikmah for year 2008, below.

Get the latest Madrasah Prospectus for 2011 at

The Prophet said, “The best of alms is that which the right hand gives, and the left hand knows not of.”

The Prophet said, “The most excellent of alms is that of a man of small property, which he has earned by labor, and from which he gives as much as he is able.”

EPL: This year will be Liverpool’s year

Ahah!…don’t you agree with me that this year or this season 2008-2009 it will be the Liverpool’s year. Maybe it is too early but that is my prediction. Yesterday I did not see the match and I am not surprised with the result shown,

Yesterday was a day that had started so well for Man United but ended disastrously as substitute Liverpool Ryan Babel’s late strike earned The Reds their first league win over the other Reds since April 2004 and ended their Anfield hoodoo against Sir Alex’s men. Oh! want a game huh!

“For too long we’ve been off the pace in the league and it’s been all about Man United and Chelsea. Now we’ve gone to the top of the league and put a bit of breathing space between ourselves and United,” said Jamie Carragher yesterday.

Being a gentleman, Sir Alex Ferguson admitted Liverpool deserved to win the game at Anfield because United failed to cope with their physical approach. This is what he said at MUFC official website.

Rafael Benitez said, “I AM SO PROUD OF MY TEAM”. Read Liverpool’s story here, Liverpool Vs Manchester United Liveblog, if you did not watch the match yesterday and read from the Liverpool’s official website on this great win against a great team like Man United.

Get all great pictures of the match here,

Electronic book, Sony Reader

Guys, today I read about the new Sony Reader PRS-505 which the electronic book for bookworms. The sleeker and more stylish second generation of the Sony Reader is a hardcover replacement. Is that so? We have to wait and see. Sony said the electronic book with enough memory to hold up to 160 novels is due to go on sale in the UK tomorrow. Wow! to those in the UK, check this out and share your review here. Today I look around on the internet and found this Sony Digital Reader at its website with a slogan “Always have the perfect book – wherever, whenever.

Before you buy, just read the review here, Sony Reader Digital Book PRS-505, and this is a good one. . . .

Saying the gadget will “revolutionize reading”, Sony’s spokesman declared: “What the Walkman did for music on the move, the Reader is about to do for books.”

May I change it a bit, “It is tip to do for books what the iPod did for music…” Am I right? It is reported that Model Lily Cole launched the Sony Reader at a Waterstone’s store in London ahead of the nationwide release of the £200 gadget. Wow! could we afford it? Looking at 160 books storage, I think it is worth buying, especially is you are a bookworm.
On her review, Miss Cole, 20, who is about to begin reading social and political sciences at King’s College, Cambridge, said: “In these extremely fast-paced times it’s hard for book lovers like me to read on the go. This device allows me the freedom to carry around hundreds of books all under one cover.” But the British Library said the gadget was unlikely to kill off the traditional paper book. A book lover said, “We as the book lovers and pleasure readers would not give up the traditional paper book for an electronic gadget”, which I do agree. Reading a traditional paperback book is more fun but on the other side sometime technology does help to ease our daily life.

Guys, if you need a closer look on this gadget, here is how it looks like. Do you like it? If you are in the UK, get it tomorrow at £200 a piece. Also read about this, “Can eBooks really conquer the world?

Mobile number portability (MNP)

Wow, sounds like alien huh! Today I went to make a courtesy visit to one of my customer who work at a reputable telecommunication company in Malaysia. Since this month is Ramadan so we talk just in his office. Normally I would have a “teh-tarik” with him.

So along the casual conversation suddently we jumped to talk about Mobile number portability (MNP). Basically MNP enables mobile telephone users to retain our mobile telephone numbers when changing from one mobile network operator to another. This is cool when we want to switch to a new mobile service provider, while retaining our existing mobile number.

The service which was launched last Friday, would firstly be on a limited ‘live’ trial basis for prepaid phone users in the Klang Valley. He said the service would be extended to postpaid users later on mid September followed by a nationwide launch in early October 2008. This is what his CEO told a reporter on this seamless tranfer for mobile users in Malaysia.

Read the report in for further details.