Saturday, November 21, 2009

Is it wrong?

Assalamu ‘Alaikum

Is it wrong?

Is it wrong for me to shun the power crowd and not read or hear distorted news? Is it wrong for me to choose to live in a coccoon to contain my seething anger? Is it wrong for me to choose justice over corrupted largesse? You say you fight for my race but you steal from my country.

Sunday, October 25, 2009

Singapore Swing

Singapore Swing

Assalamu ‘Alaikum,

If it’s Tuesday I must be teaching. Heck I don’t know what day it is anymore. I never thought life is going to be so full signing up to be a full time post grad university student. But I forgot the full time lectures are held in part time hours. So hectic is an understatement. Last time I was a student I was a carefree twenty something whose only responsibility in life is to pass exams. Now responsibility is my middle name.

Monday, September 14, 2009

He cannot sing he cannot dance

Assalamu 'Alaikum,

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Saudara,Something I posted about our friend....Anwar Ibrahim - he cannot sing he cannot dance....
Anwar Ibrahim was born in August 1947. Me in October 1947. Two months separates us at birth-enough for me to be able to say that he is older, but possibly two or three lifetimes separates us knowing what he has gone through in his life

Sunday, June 28, 2009

Soulful in Seoul

Assalamu 'Alaikum,

Soulful in Seoul

I thought it might have been contrived but it doesn’t appear to be so. They are friendly; at least they try very hard to be. We are quite familiar with Japan and Japanese, we are informed about China and the Republic Chinese but Korea and Koreans are really a mystery to most of us.

Wednesday, May 13, 2009

The Confusion that is Malaysia

Assalamu ‘Alaikum,

The Confusion that is Malaysia

We strive for certain objectives but we make it unnecessarily difficult for us to achieve the objectives. The classic example is the wish of almost every Muslim parent to have religion abiding children. On top of the Islamic classes at school we send them to extra Islamic schools in the morning or in the afternoon depending on when their regular schooling session is. Coming back from overseas it surprised me that even my two preschool children are offered the option of extra Islamic classes in the afternoon after they have finished their regular school in the morning. It so obvious we wish to imbibe adequate religious knowledge and etiquette in our children so they do not go astray as they approach teenage and adulthood.

Friday, March 13, 2009

"The Greater Sin Is Not A Country Who Do Not Implement Allah's Law ; The Greater Sin Is a Country Whose People Question Allah's Wisdom"

Assalamu ‘Alaikum,

An exchange between friends.

Wassalam,
Zahid



To: classof72@yahoogroups.com
From: zaziz@hotmail.com
Date: Thu, 12 Mar 2009 06:13:53 +0000
Subject: RE: [classof72] He Aint Heavy

Salam Zaki,

Thought you'd say that. Zahid silly me, made the wrong one! :) Truth is my bro you have made the right choice in any party if you uphold Allah's command to implement His Law. It is not compulsory for you to succeed but it is compulsory for you to try.

Friday, February 27, 2009

Musyarakah

Assalamu 'Alaikum

Musyarakah

Joint venture profit sharing goes the English translation. An Islamic equity concept where business partners contribute capital, not necessarily only in cash, not necessarily in equal portions.

Saturday, February 7, 2009

The Politics of Arrogance

[MCOBA: 3028] The Politics of Arrogance‏

From: zahid aziz (zaziz@hotmail.com)
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Assalamu ‘Alaikum

Sir,

I have always thought that politics is about winning the hearts and minds of the people. I didn’t know it is about winning the hearts and minds of the party members, at the expense of the people. Even Abe Lincoln that great father of democracy described his government as the government of the people, for the people and by the people.

The Price of a Belief

Assalamu 'Alaikum

Excerpt from "This Is Probably My Last Message to Malaysians."

From Raja Petra Kamaruddin
18th February 2009

My friends and family want me to leave the country and to seek political asylum in another country. They feel I can still continue with the struggle in a foreign land. But I am against that as much as my wife pleads that I consider this. I am no quitter and I do not run.

Tuesday, January 20, 2009

Understanding Zionism & the Origin of the Palestinian conflict

A Synopsis of the Israel/Palestine Conflict

Courtsey of www.ifamericansknew.org

http://www.ifamericansknew.org/history/

For centuries there was no such conflict. In the 19th century the land of Palestine was inhabited by a multicultural population – approximately 86 percent Muslim, 10 percent Christian, and 4 percent Jewish – living in peace.

Zionism

In the late 1800s a group in Europe decided to colonize this land. Known as Zionists, they represented an extremist minority of the Jewish population. Their goal was to create a Jewish homeland, and they considered locations in Africa and the Americas, before settling on Palestine.

Understanding Palestine

"As the Arabs see the Jews" By His Majesty King Abdullah of Jordan

Courtsey of :The American Magazine, November, 1947

Summary

This fascinating essay, written by King Hussein’s grandfather King Abdullah, appeared in the United States six months before the 1948 Arab-Israeli War. In the article, King Abdullah disputes the mistaken view that Arab opposition to Zionism (and later the state of Israel) is because of longstanding religious or ethnic hatred. He notes that Jews and Muslims enjoyed a long history of peaceful coexistence in the Middle East, and that Jews have historically suffered far more at the hands of Christian Europe.

Monday, January 12, 2009

A Crime Against Humanity

UNABATED SAVAGERY: A Palestinian toddler, who was wounded in Israeli shelling, is rushed to Gaza City’s Al-Shifa Hospital on Sunday. (Reuters)