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The Latest Craze To Hit Cyberspace…


I’m back!!! Apologies for the long delay. I’m busy with work over the past few weeks to the point I had to work during weekends as well. Which of course was not so bad, since we were in Ramadhan and practically had nothing much to do except to spring clean the house for Hari Raya, besides doing the other necessary stuff of course. Speaking of Hari Raya, how has the celebrations been for you guys out there??? Mine’s been great so far, very blessed to be celebrating with my daughter in tow. I’m quite envious of her cos her alms collection so far has surpassed even my previous record earnings in the past, and we’re only into the 6th day of celebrations. I guess it’s true when they said children are a source of sustenance.

Year in and out, I have never managed to visit all my direct aunts, uncles and cousins’ homes. I thought I could do it last year but because Aida had her fall when she was 32 weeks pregnant and was subsequently grounded from visiting, my aim was not met. This year, I vow to do it, God willing, cos really I value my family ties and since we do not meet that often, this is the right time to foster better relationship with them.

I also learnt something new on one of my visits to one of Aida‘s grand-uncles. It’s about reading these 2 verses (Ayat 128-129) from Surah At-Taubah. I learnt that if you were to practice reading this daily, you are able to make others look upon you with compassion and you are also able to know when you will return to HIM. Cos one such person who practiced it, passed on peacefully and even managed to bathe, shaved himself, said his last prayers and laid down on the bed with both hands clasped on his stomach, ready to face Izrail, the Angel of Death. Wallahu ‘alam bissawab. For those wondering, it goes something like this:

“Lakad ja-akum, rasuloon min anfusikum ‘azizun ‘alaihi ma anidtum, haritsun ‘alaikum bil mukminina raufurrahim. Fa-in tawallau fakul hasbiallahu la-illaha illa hua ‘alaihi tawakkaltu wahua rabbul ‘arshil adzhim…” Translated it means: “Now hath come unto you a Messenger from amongst yourselves: it grieves him that ye should suffer, ardently anxious is he over you: to the believers is he most kind and merciful. But if they turn away, Say: “Allah sufficeth me: There is no god but He On Him is my trust, He the Lord of the Throne Supreme!”

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Honestly, I’m not someone who is easily enticed nor willing to embrace new fads or craze to hit town or cyberspace. More often than not, it’ll take me ages to finally get into the groove when everyone else have deemed it old news. A fine example was my blog migration from Blogspot to WordPress. But somehow after the local papers ran a report on this latest craze to hit cyberspace and I kept on receiving numerous invitations in my mailbox to join in, I finally relented and went to furnish my own profile and lo!!! I’ve finally joined the Facebook craze…

This new fad is similar to Friendster, just that it has added features which allows you to show others who are your top friends, who amongst them have the hotness factor etc. There’s just too many applications one can add on to their profiles and I’m just amazed at how addictive it can be. Personally I’m not that keen on some of the applications and I had to turn down some requests from friends. Only when I am really free will I take the time to toggle my way around. So if any of you out there has a Facebook account, let’s link up shall we???

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Ok I might be 6 days late but better late than never. On behalf of my missus and beautiful daughter, I would like to wish my Muslim readers Selamat Hari Raya Aidilfitri. For those of you who have felt hurt, disappointed and vexed by some of my entries or if I had hurt you in any way possible, whether through

I’m back!!! Apologies for the long delay. I’m busy with work over the past few weeks to the point I had to work during weekends as well. Which of course was not so bad, since we were in Ramadhan and practically had nothing much to do except to spring clean the house for Hari Raya, besides doing the other necessary stuff of course. Speaking of Hari Raya, how has the celebrations been for you guys out there??? Mine’s been great so far, very blessed to be celebrating with my daughter in tow. I’m quite envious of her cos her alms collection so far has surpassed even my previous record earnings in the past, and we’re only into the 6th day of celebrations. I guess it’s true when they said children are a source of sustenance.

Year in and out, I have never managed to visit all my direct aunts, uncles and cousins’ homes. I thought I could do it last year but because Aida had her fall when she was 32 weeks pregnant and was subsequently grounded from visiting, my aim was not met. This year, I vow to do it, God willing, cos really I value my family ties and since we do not meet that often, this is the right time to foster better relationship with them.

I also learnt something new on one of my visits to one of Aida‘s grand-uncles. It’s about reading these 2 verses (Ayat 128-129) from Surah At-Taubah. I learnt that if you were to practice reading this daily, you are able to make others look upon you with compassion and you are also able to know when you will return to HIM. Cos one such person who practiced it, passed on peacefully and even managed to bathe, shaved himself, said his last prayers and laid down on the bed with both hands clasped on his stomach, ready to face Izrail, the Angel of Death. Wallahu ‘alam bissawab. For those wondering, it goes something like this:

“Lakad ja-akum, rasuloon min anfusikum ‘azizun ‘alaihi ma anidtum, haritsun ‘alaikum bil mukminina raufurrahim. Fa-in tawallau fakul hasbiallahu la-illaha illa hua ‘alaihi tawakkaltu wahua rabbul ‘arshil adzhim…” Translated it means: “Now hath come unto you a Messenger from amongst yourselves: it grieves him that ye should suffer, ardently anxious is he over you: to the believers is he most kind and merciful. But if they turn away, Say: “Allah sufficeth me: There is no god but He On Him is my trust, He the Lord of the Throne Supreme!”

*******************************************************************************

Honestly, I’m not someone who is easily enticed nor willing to embrace new fads or craze to hit town or cyberspace. More often than not, it’ll take me ages to finally get into the groove when everyone else have deemed it old news. A fine example was my blog migration from Blogspot to WordPress. But somehow after the local papers ran a report on this latest craze to hit cyberspace and I kept on receiving numerous invitations in my mailbox to join in, I finally relented and went to furnish my own profile and lo!!! I’ve finally joined the Facebook craze…

This new fad is similar to Friendster, just that it has added features which allows you to show others who are your top friends, who amongst them have the hotness factor etc. There’s just too many applications one can add on to their profiles and I’m just amazed at how addictive it can be. Personally I’m not that keen on some of the applications and I had to turn down some requests from friends. Only when I am really free will I take the time to toggle my way around. So if any of you out there has a Facebook account, let’s link up shall we???

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Ok I might be 6 days late but better late than never. On behalf of my missus and beautiful daughter, I would like to wish my Muslim readers Selamat Hari Raya Aidilfitri. For those of you who have felt hurt, disappointed and vexed by some of my entries or if I had hurt you in any way possible, whether through bad-mouthing behind your backs, thoughts or deeds, I sincerely apologise from the bottom of my heart. May all the good things you have done for yourselves during Ramadhan, be rewarded with Jannah in the Hereafter, Insya-Allah

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One response

  1. sarina

    salam,
    eid mubarak to you and your family! 🙂
    a nice, well-maintained blog you have over here..
    i like most of your opinions – they are justifiable and carry some weight, unlike most out there *ooops*

    anyway, just dropping by to say hello..

    actually there’s a bigger mission that i have in mind, but suffice to say, i’d appreciate if you could just drop me a short note via email so i can explain further.

    cheerios!

    wassalam,

    sarina 🙂

    Monday, 22 October 2007 at 10:01

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