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"Kullu nafsin dhaiqatul Maut" (Every living thing shall taste death) - Holy Quran

It came as a surprise to me when I heard the news that the Sultan of Johor was dead. It came as an even bigger surprise to me that I cared... A lot.
Not that I broke down into tears or anything, but there was a feeling of genuine loss somewhere from deep within. For years and years, no matter which state in Malaysia I lived in, the Royal families were always the people we read about in the newspapers or saw on television. In Johor especially every Friday prayer ends with at least three whole minutes just reciting the du'a to ask for the health and prosperity of the Sultan and Royal family. However, no matter how I looked at it, they didn't seem 'real', or as detached from 'reality' as I saw it... Oh I had seen some royalty up close and personal but there was no real connection (as far as I was concerned).
However, throughout the years spent in UTM, I was g…

Blog Spammers

I have finally succumbed to the irritation of constant blog spamming. It is with a heavy heart that I enable comment moderation, for I have always held free speech in high regard.
Up yours you spamming scumbags.

Perjanjian Rasulullah dengan Orang Kristian pada 628 Masihi

Saya ingin berkongi artikel ini dengan rakan-rakan saya, baik Islam mahupun Kristian. Semoga ia dapat membawa kebaikan bersama InsyaAllah.
Perjanjian Rasulullah dengan Orang Kristian pada 628 Masihi Oleh Dr. Muqtedar Khan Pengarah Pengajian Islam di University of Delaware dan felo Institute for Social Policy and Understanding http://www.udel.edu/poscir/profiles/MKhan.shtml
Diterjemah oleh Abdullah Mohd Nawi Pensyarah Jabatan Bahasa Moden Universiti Teknologi Malaysia http://teknologimalaysia.academia.edu/AbdullahMohdNawi Bilangan masyarakat Islam dan Kristian jika digabungkan menjadi 50 peratus dari penduduk Bumi ini. Jika mereka hidup dalam aman dan damai nescaya keamanan separuh dunia terus dapat dicapai. Salah satu cara yang dapat kita ambil untuk memajukan keharmonian Islam-Kristian ialah dengan berkongsi cerita dan berita yang baik bersama, dan menjauhkan diri dari cubaan untuk mengkeji, menuduh dan mencela antara satu sama lain (mutual demonization). Di dalam artikel ini, saya ingin men…

Christians and Muslims... Know you not your own history?

In light of recent events of culminating hatred, I would like us all to reevaluate our values. I came across this article that I would like to share with everyone. The Malay version will follow in a subsequent post.

Prophet’s Promise to ChristiansDr Muqtedar Khan (Common Ground)

8 January 2010Muslims and Christians together constitute over fifty per cent of the world and if they lived in peace, we will be half way to world peace. One small step that we can take towards fostering Muslim-Christian harmony is to tell and retell positive stories and abstain from mutual demonisation.I must remind both Muslims and Christians about a promise that Prophet Muhammad, peace be upon him, made to Christians. The knowledge of this promise can have enormous impact on Muslim conduct towards Christians. Muslims generally respect the precedent set by their Prophet and try to practise it in their lives.In 628 AD, a delegation from St. Catherine’s Monastery came to the Prophet and requested his protection.…