Friday, August 28, 2009
Faiz (12) has that special ability to solve the Rubiks cube...I don't know how he aqcuired the knowledge and skill, but somehow he has the capability to do it....not only solving Rubiks cube but equally good in solving Maths, handling IT stuff, solving jigsaw puzzles and fixing those toys where you have to install / fix yourself.
The best in the world probably can solve all 6 sides in less than 10 seconds...seen that on youtube...don't know how true that is, and don't really know about Malaysia's record. Faiz current average time is at 40 - 60 seconds, pretty amazing to me. He has been competing among his friends in his school...and he probably holds the no 1 ranking now.
I knew he sourced for a lot of info on the net on solving Rubiks cube and he plays with it all the time. His younger brother has not shown the same ability but he's pretty good in singing though!!! He likes Micheal Jackson's songs. Will write about him in another posting.
Faiz ihas completed his Al-Quran last year and is pretty well versed with the tajwid too. He wanted to join Dini at MTS. We are hopeful that he will be given the chance to follow his sister's footstep. Faiz also obtained his black belt in Karate last year. It was a proud moment for him after intensive trainings with his master. He just loves outdoor activities, especially camping and last year we help his class, 5 Geliga to organise a camping trip at Ricardo Camp, Port Dickson. They had great time with water activities, flying fox etc.
He will be sitting for his UPSR and PSRA this year..so far he has shown the desire and discipline to suceed...our only hope is for him to strike both exams well and move on to the next level. Hope he could produce the same skills and capabilities of handling the Rubiks cube in both his exams this year.
He was a very naughty boy when he was small but he has grown to be a wonderful young man.
All the best to Faiz Muqri....
Friday, August 21, 2009
“Gambar nie diceritakan sendiri pada aku oleh jurugambar yang amik gambar nie. Dia diupah oleh Tabung Haji dan terlibat dalam merakamkan gambar jemaah haji yang memenunaikan rukun islam pada disember 2008 (tahun lepas). Masa gambar diambil, tiada sebarang perubahan cuaca atau kerosakan pada kamera. Gambar di ambil di Mudzalifah semasa jemaah berhenti untuk berehat seketika dan beribadat.
Bila dilihat semula gambar nie, jurukamera baru perasan terdapat "bubble" di dalam gambar berikut. Jika diperhatikan seolah2 terdapat tulisan kalimah Allah swt.. Persoalan didalam gambar ini dirujuk pada ustaz di sana . Ustaz menceritakan kebarangkalian pada waktu itu malaikat turun dari langit. Tetapi untuk tidak menujukkan wajah sebenar malaikat, ia hanya menunjukkan namanya sahaja.
So, kesimpulannya. ... setiap satu "bubble" itu mewakili satu nama malaikat. Bayangkan lah betapa besarnya kuasa Allah swt...... Panjang2 kan lah email nie.....Mungkin ada yang ingin sampaikan pada semua umat Nabi Muhammad saw pada ketika ini... Wallahualam. ..”
After I read the e-mail, I forwarded it to my brother. It ends there until we went for Umrah in mid June 2009. When we were in Madinah and after solat Isyak, on our way back to the hotel, my brother captured some photos outside Masjid Nabawi. When we reached the hotel and were looking at the photos taken, my brother noticed the similarity with the pictures captured by the photographer in Mudzalifah. Of course, his camera is just a normal digital camera but we could see the same white bubbles on the air in both the pictures. Amazing isn’t it? Kebenarannya hanya Allah SWT yang mengetahui...
Monday, August 17, 2009
Wednesday, August 12, 2009
Based on his extensive and continuous research, Pak Ari has developed the ESQ model in 2000. The 3-day training took us through a process to zero the mind (Zero Mind Process – ZMP) and to apply Rukun Iman and Rukun Islam in our daily lives. Of course this training was developed from the Islamic perspective supported with Al-Quran and Sunnah but it was transformed into seven core values in life – honest, responsible, discipline, teamwork, fair, visioner and care. This way, the training is universal and can be attended by the non-muslims and not restricted to only muslims. You can find out all about ESQ from the links in this blog. The ESQ training started 10 years ago and so far has attracted more than 750,000 alumnus all around the world. I doubt there exist a training that could match the ESQ training.
In summary, the training comprises:-
1 Value – How to feel God consciousness through three modules - Inner Journey, Outer Journey and Zero Mind Process. 6 Principles on how to internalise the core values -Star Principle, Angel Principle, Leadership Principle, Learning Principle, Vision Principle and Well-Organised Principle. This is followed by 5 Actions on how to sustain the principles and core values with Mission Statement, Character Building, Self-Controlling, Strategic Collaboration and Total Action...looks land sounds like modern day management and leadership training.
So what did I get from the ESQ Training which I attended from 1 to 3 May 2009? To be honest, I actually discovered so much and I was so grateful to Allah swt for giving me the opportunity to attend the training. The training itself made me realized who I really am in this whole wide world. It helps me get closer to Allah swt and Prophet Muhammad pbuh and understands Asmaul Husna (99 sifat Allah swt).
We have asked our uncle, aunty, our brothers and our kids to attend. In fact, we wish to share this experience with the rest of our family members. My hubby's company even sponsors family members to attend for free as part of their CSR. Large Malaysian companies (GLCs) have made this training compulsory to all its employees..that shows something.
I also made lots of friends there, Nura, Aisyah and Aunty Fatimah to name a few. Nura, a muallaf told me that she was so grateful to be granted “hidayah” from Allah swt to embrace Islam and the training helps her appreciate Islam better. For me, it’s the new approach of understanding Islam.
Of course there are numerous feedbacks on the training, the goods and the bads, as long as it doesn’t breach any “syariat” and hukum Islam, that is fine with me. You can read feedback from Ustaz Zaharuddin, who attended the training with me in his website http://www.zaharuddin.net/ and comment from Mufti Perak who attended recently. Kalau pun ada negatif komen about ESQ, kita sendiri boleh menilai dan mengambil mana yang baik buat pedoman hidup kita.
One bonus thing about this training is that you need to pay only once and upon becoming an alumni, you can attend and recharge anytime you wish. I personally felt that the sessions are worth more than the fees you pay to attend the training. I for once am totally impressed with the trainers. They are well qualified, humble with excellent deliveries. Most of them are Indonesian and they deliver in both Indonesian language and English. They support their delivery with several gigantic screens, high impact multimedia and high powered sound system to make it more effective.
This is really 21st century stuff, applying Islam as the way of life.....developed in the East based on Islamic models and will be relevant to the whole world, it will be something the West will have to learn from the East....it has that kind of potential.
You've got to feel the experience….
Group photo of ESQ Angkatan 31
Tuesday, August 11, 2009
At Pangkor Village Resort ~ 19-21 Dec 2008
The Basir Khans, however had a much slower start, had their first gathering in 2008(Syawal 1429H) in Kuala Pilah...good start although there were many challenges and obstacles.
Sometimes, in order to make things happen, we just need to take the lead, be the initiator, build the spirit and take that step.
We will continue to do what we do...as long as it is good for the family, good for the relationship... as long as we enjoy doing it, as long as we have the ability to do it and as long as Allah swt gives us the opportunity to contribute.
Not for money, not for status and certainly not for popularity..purely for the value of the relationship...hanya kerana Allah Taala.
Baginda s.a.w. bersabda: "Tidak ada perbuatan hasanah yang lebih cepat pahalanya daripada menghubungi keluarga dan tiada dosa yang layak disegerakan pembalasannya di dunia disamping siksanya kelak di akhirat seperti putus hubungan kekeluargaan dan berlaku zalim aniaya."
Thaqif and Ewein
Thaqif and Nyang
Wednesday, August 5, 2009
Nenek is brave, terrific, an excellent cook and a great gardener. She did everything for us, taking care of the house and garden, looking after our kids and cook real good food for us. You just name it, thai food, kelantanese food, masak kampung etc. She has great passion for cooking except for western cuisines and baking. But that is more than enough for us. Whenever Dini is back, she will cook her favourite dishes, ikan patin masak tempoyak, ikan keli masak cili and ikan terubuk bakar. We will miss her cooking during this coming ramadan, daging bakar, ikan bakar, puteri mandi, lompat tikam and biji nangka, just to name a few. We have beautiful garden and compliments all go to her. She has green fingers and love plants. We have no worry leaving the house whenever we go out or balik kampung. Infact, we trust her with our kids when we both go on our holiday. We left our kids with her for 2 weeks when we went to umrah recently. Everything was in order on our return.
We visited her home in Yala Narathiwat some years back and stayed there for a couple of days. We truly had a great time and were touched with the hospitality extended to us. Her father, step mother and family members treated us so well that we told them we would visit them again. Last year, we brought her along to visit Egypt and performed umrah. It's just a token of our appreciation for all the good deeds that she has done to us.
She finally said goodbye to us last sunday. Thank you nenek for all the things that you have done for us for the last 12 years and forgive us for our shortcomings. Semoga Allah swt sajalah yang dapat membalas segala budi baik nenek. Jasamu sentiasa kami kenang.
Nenek inaugral flight to CairoAt the Spinx
Mum, me, Dini, Aunty and Nenek at Masjid Nabawi