Gong Xi Fa Cai & Happy Holidays
Gong Xi Fa Cai & Happy Holidays
I know am spending lesser time here, it has come close to five months since my dad passed away, it was not an easy time for me and all my siblings. I know that Allah has took him away, that his time is up for him to return to his Creator , but I guess all of us didn’t expect him to go so soon.
My dad was ill and spent the last 44 days in and out of hospitals. He was admitted a few time previously, but we never expect something was seriously wrong with him.
The word CANCER, i.e lung cancer was never in our vocabulary. None of us suspected that he was suffering from the killer desease.
We were all stunned and lost for words when the doctor informed us. He was already in stage four, not long before he was gone.
My dad never find out, until the end.
It was almost like a nightmare. We will never forget the day the most important person in our life, left us. It was no easy to come to term that he is gone and we will never see him again.
I don’t feel the same anymore. Its like part of me is gone.
I found my strength by turning to Him, crying my heart out. I hope Allah The Almighty will give me strength to move on. May be one day things will get better.
May his soul rests in peace. May Allah forgive all his sins and place him in a better place. Aamiin.
We will always pray for you ayah. I will always love you. Alfatihah.
Please forgive me if I had, in anyway, in the past offended or hurt anyone here.
Have a great holiday, drive safely and take care.
Alfatihah for Allahyarham Dato Nik Abdul Aziz. May his soul rests in peace. May Allah grant him Jannatul Firdaus. Aamiin. It is indeed a big lost to the nation. My deepest condolences to his family members.
PETALING JAYA: Former Kelantan Mentri Besar Datuk Nik Aziz Nik Mat passed way on Thursday. He was 84.
“He passes on Malam Jumaat (Friday night). Hope Allah will bless his soul and put him among the pious in Heaven,” said a statement from PAS.
His son, Nik Abduh, confirmed Nik Aziz’s death via Twitter.
Nik Aziz was warded at the Universiti Sains Malaysia Hospital in Kubang Kerian after suffering a stroke. He has been suffering from prostate cancer.
Nik Aziz, PAS spiritual leader, was born on Jan 10, 1931 in Pulau Melaka, Kelantan.
He furthered his studies at Darul Uloom Deoband in Uttar Pradesh, India for five years and obtained a Bachelor of Arts in Arabic Studies and Master of Arts in Islamic jurisprudence from Al-Azhar University, Egypt.
Nik Aziz is able to converse in Arabic, English, Tamil and Urdu.
Second among five siblings, he joined PAS in 1967 and helmed the Kelantan government for 23 years as Chempaka assemblyman under the Pengkalan Chepa constituency.
Nik Aziz retired in 2013 and was replaced by his deputy, Datuk Ahmad Yakob.
He is married to Tuan Sabariah Tuan Ishak and has 10 children. Nik Abduh is Pasir Mas MP.
source : The Star
3 American Muslim students shot & killed near University of North Carolina. Deah Shaddy Barakat, 23, his wife Yusor Mohammad, 21, and her sister Razan Mohammad Abu-Salha, 19 were shot dead by Craig Stephen Hicks
CHAPEL HILL, N.C. (AP) — Police are trying to determine whether hate played any role in the killing of three Muslims, a crime they said was sparked by a neighbor’s long-simmering anger over parking and noise inside their condominium complex.
Craig Stephen Hicks, 46, describes himself as a “gun toting” atheist. Neighbors say he always seemed angry and confrontational. His ex-wife said he was obsessed with the shooting-rampage movie “Falling Down,” and showed “no compassion at all” for other people.
His current wife, Karen Hicks, said he “champions the rights of others” and said the killings “had nothing do with religion or the victims’ faith.” Later Wednesday, she issued another statement, saying she’s divorcing him.
Hicks appeared in court Wednesday on charges of first-degree murder in the deaths Tuesday of Deah Shaddy Barakat, 23, his wife Yusor Mohammad, 21, and her sister Razan Mohammad Abu-Salha, 19. He pleaded indigence and was appointed a public defender.
Officers were summoned by a neighbor who called 911 reporting five to 10 shots and the sound of people screaming.
The women’s father, Mohammad Abu-Salha, said police told him each was shot in the head inside the couple’s apartment, and that he, for one, is convinced it was a hate crime.
“The media here bombards the American citizen with Islamic, Islamic, Islamic terrorism and makes people here scared of us and hate us and want us out. So if somebody has any conflict with you, and they already hate you, you get a bullet in the head,” said Abu-Salha, who is a psychiatrist.
The killings are fueling outrage among people who blame anti-Muslim rhetoric for hate crimes.
A Muslim advocacy organization pressed authorities to investigate possible religious bias. Many posted social media updates with the hashtags #MuslimLivesMatter.
“We understand the concerns about the possibility that this was hate-motivated, and we will exhaust every lead to determine if that is the case,” Chapel Hill police Chief Chris Blue said in an email.
Chapel Hill Police asked the FBI for help in their probe, and Ripley Rand, the U.S. Attorney for the Middle District of North Carolina, said his office was monitoring the investigation. But Rand said the crime “appears at this point to have been an isolated incident.”
About 2,000 people attended a candlelight vigil for the victims in the heart of UNC’s campus Wednesday evening. Several people who knew them spoke about their selflessness as friends and recounted kindnesses that they had extended to others through the years.
Barakat and Mohammad were newlyweds who helped the homeless and raised funds to help Syrian refugees in Turkey this summer. They met while running the Muslim Student Association at N.C. State before he began pursuing an advanced degree in dentistry at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Mohammad planned to join her husband in dentistry school in the fall.
Abu-Salha was visiting them Tuesday from Raleigh, where she was majoring in design at N.C. State.
“This was like the power couple of our community,” said Ali Sajjad, 21, the association’s current president.
Many of the condominiums in the complex are rented or owned by students and recent graduates at UNC, whose campus is about three miles away.
Hicks had less success: Unemployed and driving a 15-year-old car, his wife said he’s been studying to become a paralegal.
Hicks, a Second Amendment rights advocate with a concealed weapons permit, often complained about both Christians and Muslims on his Facebook page. “Some call me a gun toting Liberal, others call me an open-minded Conservative,” Hicks wrote.
Imad Ahmad, who lived in the condo where his friends were killed until Barakat and Mohammed were married in December, said Hicks complained about once a month that the two men were parking in a visitor’s space as well as their assigned spot.
“He would come over to the door. Knock on the door and then have a gun on his hip saying ‘you guys need to not park here,'” said Ahmad, a graduate student in chemistry at UNC-Chapel Hill. “He did it again after they got married.”
Both Hicks and his neighbors complained to the property managers, who apparently didn’t intervene. “They told us to call the police if the guy came and harassed us again,” Ahmad said.
“This man was frustrated day in and day out about not being able to park where he wanted to,” said Karen Hicks’ attorney, Robert Maitland.
The killings were “related to long-standing parking disputes my husband had with various neighbors regardless of their race, religion or creed,” Karen Hicks said.
At their empty apartment Wednesday, orange stickers warning of biohazardous material inside were affixed to the door. A wooden placard bearing Arabic script that translates to “Thanks to God” hung over their doorbell.
A woman who lives near the scene described Hicks as short-tempered. “Anytime that I saw him or saw interaction with him or friends or anyone in the parking lot or myself, he was angry,” Samantha Maness said of Hicks. “He was very angry, anytime I saw him.”
Hicks’ ex-wife, Cynthia Hurley, said that before they divorced about 17 years ago, his favorite movie was “Falling Down,” the 1993 Michael Douglas film about a divorced unemployed engineer who goes on a shooting rampage.
“That always freaked me out,” Hurley said. “He watched it incessantly. He thought it was hilarious. He had no compassion at all,” she said.
A probable cause hearing is scheduled for March 4. Police said Hicks was cooperating.
source : Yahoo.com
My deepest condolences to their family on their losses. May justice prevails . This is indeed another sad incident where Muslims were victimized, murdered in this case. Muslims are not terrorists and do not blame us on everything. Hope the Western Media will not reap this incident as something unimportant as compared to the #CharlieHobo thingy. ~Mydestiny2011.org
Dont think I am pious because of my posts.
I am nobody but a sinner.
May Allah forgive me.
These posts are all reminders and things to ponder upon.
All a reminder for myself before anyone else.
Prophet Muhammat S.A.W said ” Convey from me even it is one verse”
In sha Allah we can all benefit from these posts and maybe,
just may be Allah will be happy with me
because of something
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Upbeat mood: The opposition leader has maintained an upbeat demeanour despite the pressures building up around Tuesday’s verdict. — AFP
PKR’s big man Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim has spent more time on the road than at home with his family the last few weeks.
He has thrown his all into the roadshow to whip up momentum for the final verdict of his sodomy trial on Tuesday. The response to the roadshow has ranged from cool to enthusiastic, with crowds ranging from a few hundred to a few thousand.
He would have loved for those days when his ceramah attracted tens of thousands of people. But those days seem to be over and the sentiment out there is mostly a mix of sympathy, political fatigue and cynicism.
Anwar has taken his case to the more rural parts of Malaysia, away from the metropolitan to smaller towns where the oral culture still predominates and where people are prepared to come out and listen to political speeches.
People do want to hear his version of events and they sense that this may be the last time they will see him in the flesh if he fails in his appeal.
The small town crowd is there to be informed as well as be entertained and he does not disappoint with his on-stage energy and witty rhetoric.
It is often hard to believe that Anwar is 67. He is in great shape and his casual Jokowi-style of dressing – open-necked shirt worn over trousers, sleeves folded to the elbow and open-toe sandals – has set off a trend among other party leaders.
His looks have led to speculation that he has had plastic surgery and reporters are always peering at his face for signs of nip and tuck. But it is probably in his DNA because his late father was a handsome man and so are his brothers.
Anwar’s roadshow would have covered a total of eight states by tonight. He is probably disappointed at not being able to attract a bigger audience. But even PAS and DAP ceramah have not been pulling in the numbers. There has simply been too much politics and people are tired.
The sodomy verdict is also taking place at a time when Pakatan Rakyat is being held together by a thread. The differences between DAP and PAS have blown up into open squabbling. They are like an incompatible couple on the verge of divorce except that they cannot decide how to divide their joint assets.
Azmin: ‘Sembahyang hajat’ at his official residence.
The ulama figures in PAS who had previously lent their moral authority to Anwar’s case are no longer with him. The withdrawal of their support has dealt a big blow for Anwar, especially among the rural Malays.
The only top ulama from PAS who commiserated with Anwar was PAS vice-president Datuk Tuan Ibrahim Tuan Man who said that he believed Anwar would be released and that he was praying for the PKR leader.
The finale ceramah in Shah Alam tomorrow night will hopefully attract a larger turnout, otherwise it will be a loss of face for the man who still aspires to be Prime Minister. He needs the validation regardless of whether he will be set free or found guilty of sodomising his former aide Saiful Bukhary Azlan.
There will also be a 200-table Chinese dinner in Petaling Jaya although no one can quite explain why the dinner is targeted only at the Chinese when PKR is a multi-ethnic party.
PKR deputy president Azmin Ali will be holding special prayers or sembahyang hajat for Anwar at the official Mentri Besar’s residence tomorrow evening.
Dr Afif: Planning to bus in supporters from Penang.
The Selangor Mentri Besar has been rather measured in his support for Anwar’s plight. He was badly played out by Anwar during the PKR election last year, and it happened again when Anwar tried to make his wife the Selangor Mentri Besar. Some said the back-to-back incidents completely broke the trust that he had in Anwar.
Azmin turned up in court a few times during the appeals hearing and was even seen solicitously helping Anwar down the grand staircase of the Palace of Justice. But the sense is that Azmin is merely going through the motions of what is expected of him as the party’s No. 2. The love and respect is no longer there.
PKR leaders have been holding press conferences pledging to deliver the crowds when the Federal Court convenes to deliver the judgment.
The party’s deputy Youth chief Dr Afif Bahardin has pledged to mobilise some 20,000 supporters from Penang on Tuesday. That is a massive number and if 20,000 from Penang do turn up, it will certainly boost the spirits of their ketua umum.
Politically speaking, the job of rallying the crowds is that of the Youth chief but Nik Nazmi Nik Ahmad has legitimacy issues because of the way he won the post and he has been unable to get much support from the Youth wing.
Nik Nazmi: Struggling with legitimacy issues in PKR.
PKR treasurer Datin Paduka Tan Yee Kew wrote a passionate article arguing that the sodomy case is of paramount national importance. She equated the case to a test on the future of democracy in the country. Many people would agree with her but there are also many who think that the one-time Wanita MCA leader from Klang was trying too hard to be more PKR than the true-blue PKR person.
“The average layman is not very aware. It’s mainly people like us who are counting the hours and the days,” said a Johor PKR politician.
What is apparent is that there is no air of panic in PKR unlike the time when the High Court was about to decide in January 2012. Back then, PKR members were in despair at the thought of Anwar going to jail because they could not visualise the party without him.
So much has changed in the party since then. PKR people still wish him well but they also believe that should Anwar lose his final appeal, the party will not crumble.
PKR will survive, new leaders will emerge and the party will become a more authentic political organisation without interference from Istana Segambut, the term used for the powerful Anwar family.
The international response to his situation has also changed. The United States used to be his big ally but the State Department has been quite circumspect about the case. Back then, Indonesia’s President B.J. Habibi was a vocal advocate but President Joko Widodo, who was here last week on a three-day state visit, has adopted a hands-off approach.
In the run-up to the Federal Court hearing, Anwar had painted himself as a victim. He said at one ceramah after another that he would be going to jail because it was not a fair trial and there was no justice in the judiciary.
It did not draw the response that he had expected and he switched to telling his audience that he is confident he would walk free on Feb 10.
Unfortunately, his expressions of confidence have also sparked off all sorts of conspiracy theories. One theory has it that he had struck a pact with his rival Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak. According to another theory, he was back in Umno’s good books especially after he appeared on TV3 saying that he would cooperate in any corruption investigation against Tun Daim Zainuddin.
Some have described these conspiracy theories as “catching mosquitoes” type of stories, meaning that they are stories cooked up by people who have so much time on their hands that they sit around trying to catch mosquitoes.
More recently, when speaking at the Foreign Correspondents Club of Malaysia, Anwar said he was “cautiously optimistic”.
But he warned that a guilty verdict could backfire on Putrajaya. He said it would make him a martyr and drive more support to Pakatan. His hardcore supporters have claimed it would make him the Nelson Mandela of Malaysia.
“Whether inside or outside, Anwar will still be a factor,” said PKR politician and academic figure Dr Aziz Bari.
The High Court had found him innocent. But the Appeals Court had reversed the decision and sentenced him to five years jail. The Federal Court could go either way, so “cautiously optimistic” is a good position to take for now.
In an immediate response following notice of the judgment day, Anwar said he was confident he would be freed. He said that slander should not be a political tool or be used to cause chaos in the country.
“I pray that justice will prevail and I will be freed,” he said.
The accuser, Saiful, has often been forgotten amid the shock and awe of Anwar’s political juggernaut.
Saiful, who has kept a low profile throughout, has his rights too and, legally speaking, he is the victim of an alleged sex crime committed by his employer.
Saiful also responded to news of the judgment day with a couple of brief but meaningful postings on Facebook. He noted that the case has taken seven years and that “whatever the decision, I leave it in the hands of Allah”.
Anwar’s chameleon nature makes him hard to read.
Those around him said he has been cheerful, upbeat and even cracks jokes about his situation. But, as one PKR politician pointed out, he was just as optimistic and confident when assuring them that his wife would be the Mentri Besar of Selangor.
He has said that he will not run away. He will be there on Feb 10 for his date with destiny.
The celebrity ulama Dr Asri Zainul Abidin who was recently reappointed mufti of Perlis has been following the case quite closely and his advice to all is to “evaluate without too much emotion”.
source : The Star