Ramadan

Now is the month of Ramadan.

During Ramadan we fast together.

This is the song about Ramadan by Dawud Wharnsby Ali.

I like the song very much because it teaches me about Ramadan.

Well, we’ve scanned the sky and we’ve sighted the moon
And we welcome the month of Ramadan
When we’ll fast together for Allah, to help and strengthen our iman

Oh it was so very long ago
In the holy month of Ramadan
Allah sent his message to the world
The holy book of Quran
A light to shine for all mankind
A guide to teach us right from wrong
First revealed on the night of power
With peace until the rising of the dawn.

So we’ve scanned the sky and we’ve sighted the moon
And we welcome the month of Ramadan
When we’ll fast together for Allah, to help and strengthen our iman

As the sun lay sleeping, beneath the blanket of the night
We rise early to make suhur, before the white thread of light
We’re patient and kind, remembering Allah all throughout our day
And when the sun has gone and we’ve made iftar,
We gather together and pray.

’cause we’ve scanned the sky and we’ve sighted the moon
And we welcome the month of Ramadan
When we’ll fast together for Allah, to help and strengthen our iman

Well, we’ve scanned the sky and we’ve sighted the moon
And we welcome the month of Ramadan
When we’ll fast together for Allah, to help and strengthen our iman

So many of our brothers and sisters, all across the land
They have no food to eat at all, and they need a helping hand
When we fast from morning ’til the night, to fulfill Allah’s command
We feel the hunger and thirst they feel, and it helps us to understand

For, all too fast, the moon goes past, our month of blessings now has gone
But we’ll keep its spirit throughout the year, Everyday should be like Ramadan

So we’ve scanned the sky and we’ve sighted the moon
And we say “Farewell” to Ramadan
When we fast together for Allah, to help and strengthen our iman

Yes, we’ve scanned the sky and we’ve sighted the moon
And we say “Farewell” to Ramadan
When we fast together for Allah, to help and strengthen our iman

Bubur Lambuk Kampung Baru

Please click here for my latest post on Kg Baru Bubur Lambuk: ‘Aunty Sham’s Bubur Lambuk Kampung Baru Returns!!!’

Today is the first day of Ramadhan.

Muslims fast in Ramadhan.

I just came back from Masjid Jamek Kampung Baru, in Kuala Lumpur.22082009(009)

I wanted to buy some bubur lambuk but Aunty Sham gave them free and I don’t need to pay anything.

Masjid Jamek gives us  free bubur lambuk during ramadhan.22082009(003)

Bubur lambuk is a type porridge.

This is how we cook bubur lambuk:

  1. Rice

  2. spices

  3. beef

  4. some vegetable

  5. cook them until it is cooked.

When we get something free, we don’t waste our money.

UNESCO,Please Save A Heritage Historical Building

Please help me to get this message to UNESCO or United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organisation.

I hope that UNESCO and everybody who can help me, please  save a historical building in Jalan Bandar, Kuala Terengganu, Malaysia because the government of Terengganu is going to demolish the beautiful, historical building very soon.

The government must not demolish the building because:

  1. The heritage building is more than 100 years old. It is older than my grandmother and my great grandfather.

  2. Kids cannot see the historical building if it is not there anymore. Kids should see historical buildings because they can learn history.

  3. The building is still strong and beautiful. The quality of the building is very good because it can stand for more than 1oo years.

  4. If we demolish the historical building, the historical building is gone.

  5. We waste bricks and money when we demolish the beautiful and strong building.

  6. There will be rubbish everywhere and the drain can be blocked by rubbish. It will cause a flood. A flood is a disaster.

  7. Demolishing a building also cause air pollution.

My grandmother’s bookshop , Alam Akademik is in the building.

Alam Akademik is more than 100 years old.

I love the bookshop because it is so beautiful and there are lots of books.

I think the government should build new buildings on empty lands and take care of the historical building.

We can paint the building to make it more beautiful and shinny.

Please save this historical building.

LKL WEB EXCLUSIVE: Jermaine Jackson On His New Mission!

Jermaine Jackson is Michael Jackson’s big brother.

He is a Muslim.

I guess he loves his brother very much.

I love to watch Michael Jackson’s singing & dancing

I love to listen to his songs too especially the ones that tell us to save the world as ‘Heal The World’.

I don’t want to see the world destroyed because people attack each other and start a war.

War is a disaster.

I am sad about the war in Palestine.

Note: Jermaine Jackson will be Larry’s exclusive guest Friday night.

The tragedy of my brother’s death is still with me.  But in his death, I have found a mission for my life.  My existence is now dedicated to spreading Michael’s message.  Michael had a unique place in the world.  He not only did good, but taught others how to do the same.  This only magnifies his loss to the world.

Michael-Jermaine-JacksonI want to make people aware of the humanitarian side of Michael.  I want to show them how his true emphasis wasn’t music, or performing; it was improving the world.  Understand this, and you begin to understand the essence of who my brother was.

Michael wanted to help people see the problems that are destroying our world.   That’s what he was about, and what HIS upcoming shows were about.  He was trying to teach through his lyrics, video and performance.  He wanted to use every part of himself to show us what we are capable of becoming.  His goal was to demonstrate to people that if we all just try to make world a better place, it will be.

Michael did charity work all his life – since we first started performing as the Jackson 5.   He quickly learned talent alone means nothing – it’s what you do with it that really matters.  What are you doing to make things better for other people?  In grasping this, Michael found his purpose:  Entertain and educate at the same time.

Michael grew to understand why the world is in the state it is.  He would ask “Why?” but not get trapped in trying to find reasons for each and every problem.  His aim was finding solutions.  His message was about solutions.  Michael’s day-to-day thought process was: “How do I make the world a better place?”   He dedicated his existence to responding to this question, and to giving a voice to those who can’t speak out for themselves.

Man in the Mirror, We are the World, Will You Be There
– all these songs put forward a simple but powerful message: If someone is hungry, give them food, but also help them become self-sufficient.  Michael taught us that when you do good, you start with the individual, then move onto a family, a neighborhood, a village, a nation.

Michael always looked for the good in people, but he also wanted people to understand him, and what he was here for.  This made the ridicule he endured so much harder to bear.  How can someone who gave so much, be the subject of so much hate?  Why is it, the more blessed we are, the tougher our times are destined to be?

My brother wasn’t a threat to anyone.  He was at peace, and his peaceful state was a blessing from God.  Michael was given the rare talent to entertain, sing and perform.  But the true blessing God gave him was the ability to use his talents to do good for others.  Michael’s songs inspired us to do better.  That was his true gift.

We still feel Michael’s loss.  But what will happen as time passes? What will happen to Michael’s real purpose for being?  Who can carry on Michael’s work selflessly, without ulterior motive?  Nations and governments are capable of good deeds, but those good deeds are too often done to exert control over others.  Michael never wanted to control anybody, he only wanted to spread happiness and joy.

Michael supported over 30 different charities.  Most people, even the most generous, focus their efforts on just a handful.  But Michael was different.  He would personally check every charity he supported.  He’d examine their track records make sure they did what they said they would do.

Michael’s generosity extended beyond the charities he supported.  When a girl needed a liver transplant and no one wanted to pay for it, Michael took care of it.  No fanfare, no publicity.  There are so many cases like this!  Many of them, I myself, am just beginning to learn about.

Every time Michael traveled to another country, he would devote time to visiting hospitals, orphanages, cancer patients.  That was his calling.  In every corner of the globe, this was his routine.  The world needs to know this is who he was.  Because while there were always cameras following him, the media didn’t tell the story of his caring and compassion.  They only wanted to sensationalize him.

Michael didn’t care if we knew everything he did for people, because God knows.  God knows his intentions, and knows the results.  I know my brother is in a very secure, serene, peaceful place.  When we live on earth, we are judged not only by who we are, but also by what we do for others.  When we leave, we take the good and bad deeds with us.  Michael took nothing but  good deeds with him.

Michael and I were raised to believe there is a Supreme Being.  Having success told us God had a plan for us.  Michael used his success in a positive way.  He knew that it’s not what you get from others, it’s what you do for others.  We all achieve things in life, but the greatest achievement is doing God’s work.  Michael was a man of God because he was doing His work. Eternal life is the ultimate reward from God – and Michael has eternal life

A Program About The Writing Mind With Awang Goneng

On the 12th August 2009 I went to Universiti Putra Malaysia (UPM) to attend Awang Goneng‘s workshop about writing.

AG - workshop

Awang Goneng‘s real name is Wan Ahmad Hulaimi bin Mohd Ali.

Uncle  Hulaimi taught us a breathing exercise.

First we stand  up, then take a deep breath and then shake our hands like Michael Jackson.

I also learnt about palindrome.

Palindrome is something  that sounds the same if we read it from the right or the left.

For example, ‘Madam, I’m Adam‘.

But I forgot to ask Uncle Hulaimi if ‘masam’ is a palindrome.

‘Masam’ means sour.

Uncle Hulaimi said that we must  always use a dictionary.

Uncle Hulaimi wrote my name as Mohd Ali but my name is Ahmad Ali 🙂

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I think it was because his father’s name  was Mohd Ali.

I enjoyed myself  very much and I am very happy to meet Uncle Hulaimi again.

We sold lots and lots of AG‘s book,’Growing Up In Terenganu‘or ‘GUIT‘ at Alam Akademik Sdn Bhd in Kuala Terengganu.

Pirates release Malaysian tugboat after seven months

    (CNN) — Somali pirates have released a Malaysian tugboat and 11 crew members after holding them for more than seven months, an international business group reported Monday.

    The tug taken by pirates on December 16 has been released and is en route to a “safe location,” according to ICC Commercial Crime Services — the anti-crime arm of the International Chamber of Commerce.

    The ICC said it will not release additional information until the boat and crew have reached their destination and are out of harm’s way.

    It was unclear whether a ransom had been paid and it was not immediately known when the ship was released.

    The waters off Somalia are rife with pirate activity, despite increased measures by military forces and shipping companies to ward off attacks.

    Heavily armed pirates have struck the busy Indian Ocean shipping lanes and the Gulf of Aden, which connects the Red Sea to the Indian Ocean.

    They have captured dozens of vessels and hundreds of hostages, making off with millions of dollars in ransom money.

    Pirates attack people in the seas and oceans.

    I think there are too much crime in the world now.

    If I can go to the United Nations, I’ll tell all the people to stop the crimes and wars and ‘make the world a better place’ like what Michael Jackson sang in his song,’Heal The World’.

    Crime and war are disaster.

    Somalia Pirate Ship
    Somalia Pirate Ship

    Take Me Home, Country Roads

    Have you heard the song, ‘Take Me Home, Country Roads’?

    I really love singing the song.

    It was written and sang by John Denver.

    The song is about the country roads in West Virgina.

    It tells us about the beautiful mountains and the Shenadoah River.

    I have been on the country roads in Ohio, New York and the Mid-West but not in West Virginia.

    I wish that I can go to West Virginia and see the beautiful places as in the song.

    We planned to go to Washington DC and to West Virginia this summer but we could not go there because of Influenza A(H1N1).

    I hope I can go to West Virginia next year  😉

    Country roads. West Virginia
    Country roads. West Virginia
    John Denver
    John Denver
    West Virginia
    West Virginia