King Saud University has issued long-awaited copy of Quran dont leave a friend and any one you know, but sent him this Quran. They have made great efforts in preparation. Full complete Quran and its interpretation just by touching the screen from left to right.
Bitly.com/AlquranKSU
Voice + recite + translation + interpretation

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mohon keampunanan

Aamiin ya Rabbal Alamiin.

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Fares increased for taxi, train and express bus services

KUALA LUMPUR: Be prepared to pay more for your public transport. The increase in taxi fares takes immediate effect while train and express bus charges will be raised on May 1 and May 15 respectively.

Budget taxis in the Klang Valley and Johor Baru will charge 25 sen per 200m and 25 sen per 36 seconds although the flagfall will remain at RM3 for the first kilometre.

This is a sizable increase as each budget taxi will get RM1.25 per km (from RM0.87 per km, up by 44%) and 42.67 sen per minute (from 28 sen per minute, up by 49%).

For example, a budget taxi that is stuck in traffic for an hour will take in RM25 (RM30 for those in Penang) from time-based charges alone, up from RM16.80 previously. This is likely to make taxi drivers more willing to face congestions.

Express buses will charge 2.1 sen more (or 22.5%) per km, setting the new fare at 11.4 sen per km.

Land Public Transport Commission (SPAD) chairman Tan Sri Syed Hamid Albar said taxi and express bus operators were facing rising costs, adding that the last fare review for both was in 2009.

“We took into account the needs of the operators and the public (in coming up with these new fares),” he told reporters at SPAD headquarters here.

Teksi 1Malaysia (TEKS1M) cabs – consisting exclusively of the brown Proton Exora – are the only taxis to have the flagfall rate raised from RM3 to RM4.

The hike in taxi fares does not cover airport limos and executive taxis (typically blue in colour), and is limited to Peninsular Malaysia.

According to SPAD, taxi fares would be reviewed each year based on operating cost changes.

Although the increase in fares took immediate effect, taxis could only charge the new rates after the meter had been recalibrated.

SPAD chief executive Mohd Nur Ismal Mohd Kamal said it would take one to two months for all taxis to use this new setting.

“There’s a panel of service providers they can go to. We have asked them to increase (operating) capacitym,” he said.

SPAD said that senior citizens, the disabled and children below 12 years old would continue to enjoy the 25% discount on express bus fares.

On train fares, Syed Hamid said SPAD had given its approval to KTM Bhd and Prasarana Malaysia Bhd to set new rates covering LRT, KTM Komuter, KTM Intercity and KL Monorail.

According to SPAD, the Ampang and Kelana Jaya LRT Line fares have not been reviewed for the past 19 and 17 years respectively. Monorail, KTM Komuter and KTM Intercity fares have remained the same for 12, 12 and 25 years respectively.

Mohd Nur said the fares of stage buses would not be increased now or in the near future.

“This is because low-income earners rely on stage buses for transport, and they cannot afford to pay more,” he said.

He added that the Government would cover stage bus costs.

source : The Star

 

what else now? With the coming GST effective 1st April, consumers are paying more for almost everything. Be prepared for the next coming election,  BN.

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Last call at Restoran Rose 911 before it closes in Kampung Pandan

And instead of opening elsewhere, the owner, Rusnani Ahmad (better known as Kak Ros) will now focus on lunch box delivery and catering.

The eatery has a stellar reputation among KL-lites for its Negeri Sembilan Malay food, or masakan Ngori.

According to Kak Ros’ daughter, Mashitah Ismail, the landowner wants the land back and requested that they vacate. Their last day of business will be on April 2.

The exterior of the restaurant that will be vacated in April.The exterior of the restaurant that will be vacated in April.Started in late 1992, it was originally meant to be a small nasi lemak business for Kak Ros after her husband retired.

After the structure was built, they realised the space was too big to just sell only one item so she decided to sell nasi campur featuring the traditional Malay dishes from her hometown in Negeri Sembilan — a rarity in those days.

Pick what you like from the counter (left). A selection of duck egg, salted fish, rendang pegaga, daging salai and sambal prawns for lunch (right).Pick what you like from the counter (left). A selection of duck egg, salted fish, rendang pegaga, daging salai and sambal prawns for lunch (right).The Bahau native has always been enterprising; plucking vegetables to earn extra income when she was young.

When her husband was sent to Australia, Paris and London to further his studies, Kak Ros did not join him as she preferred to stay home to look after their four young children.

Making badak berendam is a labourious job.Making badak berendam is a labourious job.She had to juggle a full-time direct selling job with being a mother, and make kuihto earn some side income. She only asked that the children do well in school and get good university degrees.

The eatery got its unusual “911” nickname from customers. It’s a reference to an American police car that used to be parked in front of the premises. According to Kak Ros, the police car was a gift to her husband who used to own a production company. Eventually she sold it since the car’s maintenance costs were too high.

Daging salai masak lemak uses grilled beef.Daging salai masak lemak uses grilled beef.Negeri Sembilan Malay cuisine is distinctly different from other styles of Malay food as most of the dishes are served masak lemak or cooked in a thin coconut milk curry tinged yellow with turmeric. You will find different variants, like rebungor daging salai (grilled beef). There is also sembilang salai, or grilled ikan keli (catfish) cooked masak lemak. Seafood lovers swear by their siput sedut or the sweet tasting crabs with ladlefuls of masak lemak curry. They also serve asam pedas, ayam gorengkampung, and sambal sotong.

Even the vegetables should not be missed. It’s hard to choose between aromaticmasak tempoyak daun-daun kayu and the addictive creamy sambal goreng jawa with its prawns and, tempeh cubes cooked with long beans. We suggest you have both as they’re equally delicious.

Sambal prawns is a delicious choice here (left). Cooking the rendang pegaga, a traditional Negeri Sembilan Malay dish only found here in Kuala Lumpur (right).Sambal prawns is a delicious choice here (left). Cooking the rendang pegaga, a traditional Negeri Sembilan Malay dish only found here in Kuala Lumpur (right).This is also the only place in KL that serves rendang pegaga made with the pennywort herb, cooked in coconut milk and chicken spare parts. It’s often one of the last dishes to be prepared, so sometimes it only hits the counter midway during the busy lunch hour.

Make space for the badak berendam and lepat pisang (back) for desserts

Make space for the badak berendam and lepat pisang (back) for dessertsDon’t miss the badak berendam — steamed glutinous rice shaped dumplings in a light green hue from pandan juice filled with grated coconut cooked with gula Melaka syrup, served soaking in coconut milk. It’s divine eaten fresh from the steamer with its soft supple skin paired with slightly sweet coconut filling.

According to Kak Ros, in Negeri Sembilan it’s known as kuih sopang, but locals in the city prefer to call itbadak berendam or kuih epok epok. This kuih is painstakingly made by hand throughout the lunch session, where diners can get them fresh from the steamer, as it’s made in small batches.  Kak Ros is incredibly fussy about the kuih’s quality, hence she makes it personally with her daughter Mashitah and her long-time worker, Nariah Saad.

In addition, they also serve lepat pisang, another popular kuih made with bananas that is steamed in banana leaf parcels. Kak Ros says some of her customers claim it’s the best in town.

You get all sorts of items like crabs cooked in masak lemak.You get all sorts of items like crabs cooked in masak lemak.Since word has spread of its imminent closure, regulars have flocked from afar to eat their food here for the last time. Once they close, they will relocate to the kitchen at Kak Ros’ house within the Kampung Pandan area. As a back-up business and to introduce their new business plan, Mashitah started a lunch box delivery service in January. Orders can be placed for lunch, with a minimum of 10 boxes, via WhatsApp or email and it will be delivered to you. Since the delivery service started, response has been good with orders from KLCC, banks and a nearby clinic. After April, they will do away with the minimum order rule.

Lunch time is often busy from noon onwards.Lunch time is often busy from noon onwards.Currently, Kak Ros’s two youngest children help her out at the eatery; her daughter Mashitah and son, Ilyasa who is studying for his Masters in Business Administration. Mashitah who graduated with a degree in food science plans to also use food trucks filled with their signature dishes to ply three areas: Kajang/Bangi, Kuala Lumpur and Shah Alam. Expect to see their famous food hit those areas in the near future.

 

source : The Malay Mail

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kaabah

“Ya Allah, forgive me my sins and those are of my parents, and have mercy upon them as they had mercy upon me when I was small. Aamiin ya Rabbal Alamiin.”

رَّبِّ ارْحَمْهُمَا كَمَا رَبَّيَانِي صَغِيرًا

“My Lord! bestow on them thy Mercy even as they cherished me in childhood.” [Al-Israa: 24]

رَبَّنَا اغْفِرْ لِي وَلِوَالِدَيَّ وَلِلْمُؤْمِنِينَ يَوْمَ يَقُومُ الْحِسَابُ

“O our Lord! cover (us) with Thy Forgiveness – me, my parents, and (all) Believers, on the Day that the Reckoning will be established! [Ibraheem: 41]

رَبَّنَا اغْفِرْ لَنَا وَلِإِخْوَانِنَا الَّذِينَ سَبَقُونَا بِالْإِيمَانِ وَلَا تَجْعَلْ فِي قُلُوبِنَا غِلًّا لِّلَّذِينَ آمَنُوا رَبَّنَا إِنَّكَ رَؤُوفٌ رَّحِيمٌ

“Our Lord! Forgive us, and our brethren who came before us into the Faith, and leave not, in our hearts, rancour (or sense of injury) against those who have believed. Our Lord! Thou art indeed Full of Kindness, Most Merciful.” (Al-Hashr: 10]

May Allah (swt) have mercy upon all Muslims both the living and the dead, Aamiin ya Rabbal Alamiin.

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CNYWishing all Malaysian Chinese Happy Lunar New Year.  For those traveling, have a safe and pleasant journey.

Gong Xi Fa Cai & Happy Holidays

 

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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.

Salam.

 

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FridayHave a blessed Friday everyone.

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.

 

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Nik Aziz, 84, dies

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

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Were 3 slain for their religion or their parking space?

Chapel Hills Victims3 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

 

 

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