Seminar Mendaulatkan Islam Agama Negara (SEMAIAN)

S'maian 27th

Seminar Mendaulatkan Islam – Agama Negara (SEMAIAN)

Date: 5th January 2013 (Saturday)

Time: 8:00 morning – 5:30 evening

Location: Dewan Muktamar, Pusat Islam, Kuala Lumpur

Titles of papers to be presented during SEMAIAN:

  1. Keynote Speech: Memartabatkan Islam Sebagai Agama Negara by Tun Ahmad Fairuz Sheikh Abdul Halim ( Former Chief Justice of the Federal Court of Malaysia)

  2. Islam, Raja dan Melayu Sebagai Paksi Keutuhan Negara Berdasarkan Perlembagaan Persekutuan by Dato’ Mohd Noor Abdullah (Former Judge of Appeal Court of Malaysia)

  3. Ancaman Terhadap Kedudukan Islam Agama Negara by Haji Mahamad Naser Disa (Bureau of Law, Federal  Federal Territory Islamic Religious Council/ Majlis Agama Islam Wilayah Persekutuan (MAIWP))

  4. Kedaulatan Islam Sebagai Agama Negara – Peranan Raja-Raja Melayu Berpaksi Perlembagaan Persekutuan by Associate Proffessor Dr. Shamrahayu Abdul Aziz (Lecture, Kulliyyah of  Laws International Islamic University Malaysia/ Pensyarah, Kulliyyah Undang-undang Profesor Ahmad IbrahimUniversiti Islam Antarabangsa Malaysia)

  5. Islam Agama Negara: Antara Tuntutan HAM Sejagat dan Kedaulatan Islam Dalam Perlembagaan by Azril Mohd Amin (Vice President, Persatuan Peguam Muslim Malaysia (PPMM))

My First Bread, ‘The Grant Loaf’

My first bread, 'The Grant Loaf'.
My first bread, ‘The Grant Loaf’.

Homemade breads are very delicious.

My mother always bakes all kinds of tasty breads like olive bread, cinnamon loaf, Pan Mistura, naan, pita, cornbread and others.

I have always wanted to bake something too, just like my mother and my big sisters.

Finally, on December 18, 2012, I baked my first bread with a little help from my mother.

I was so happy when my mother told me that she was going to teach me how to bake a bread.

It was a wholewheat bread named, The Grant Loaf.

The recipe was from a recipe book given to my big sisters and I by my late great grandfather, named ‘Cooking With Kids’.

First I have to wash my hands with soap and water.

After mixing the ingredients, I kneaded the dough and the dough stuck to my fingers 🙂

I was kneading the dough.
I was kneading the dough.

It was fun!

After that, we let the dough rest until it rose twice of its size. 

The dough rose up beautifully.
The dough rose up beautifully.

Then my mother helped me to put the bread in the oven.

My bread is now inside the oven.
My bread is now inside the oven.

It was so delicious and it is a healthy bread because it uses wholewheat flour instead of white flour.

I am so proud of my first bread.

2012 In Review

January:

Powerful Storm Hits Alabama – In Photos →(Please click here for the news)

Residents walk around through the debris of their neighborhood after a possible tornado ripped through the Trussville, Ala. area in the early hours of Monday, Jan. 23, 2012. Jefferson County sheriff's spokesman Randy Christian said the storm produced a possible tornado that moved across northern Jefferson County around 3:30 a.m., causing damage in Oak Grove, Graysville, Fultondale, Center Point, Clay and Trussville. (AP Photo/Butch Dill)
Residents walk around through the debris of their neighborhood after a possible tornado ripped through the Trussville, Ala. area in the early hours of Monday, Jan. 23, 2012. Jefferson County sheriff’s spokesman Randy Christian said the storm produced a possible tornado that moved across northern Jefferson County around 3:30 a.m., causing damage in Oak Grove, Graysville, Fultondale, Center Point, Clay and Trussville. (AP Photo/Butch Dill)

February:

Sh-sh-shivering Winter In Europe →(Please click here for the news)

A city phone is seen covered with hoarfrost, with the air temperature at about minus 20 degrees Celsius (minus 4 degrees Fahrenheit), in Kiev, February 1, 2012. (REUTERS)
A city phone is seen covered with hoarfrost, with the air temperature at about minus 20 degrees Celsius (minus 4 degrees Fahrenheit), in Kiev, February 1, 2012. (REUTERS)

March:

Argentinian Ice Wall Collapses – REUTERS Photos →(Please click here for the news)

Tourists look at the Perito Moreno glacier after the rupture of a massive ice wall near the city of El Calafate in the Patagonian province of Santa Cruz, southern Argentina, March 4, 2012. The glacier, a massive tongue of ice in the Santa Cruz province that covers 250 square kilometres (97 square miles), advances yearly into a lake, known as Lago Argentino. As Perito Moreno moves forward, it cuts off a river feeding the lake. Water builds up pressure and slowly undermines the ice, forming a tunnel until ice comes tumbling down. The phenomenon repeats itself at irregular intervals, with the last major ice falls occurring in 2008. REUTERS/Andres Arce (ARGENTINA - Tags: ENVIRONMENT TRAVEL)
Tourists look at the Perito Moreno glacier after the rupture of a massive ice wall near the city of El Calafate in the Patagonian province of Santa Cruz, southern Argentina, March 4, 2012. The glacier, a massive tongue of ice in the Santa Cruz province that covers 250 square kilometres (97 square miles), advances yearly into a lake, known as Lago Argentino. As Perito Moreno moves forward, it cuts off a river feeding the lake. Water builds up pressure and slowly undermines the ice, forming a tunnel until ice comes tumbling down. The phenomenon repeats itself at irregular intervals, with the last major ice falls occurring in 2008. REUTERS/Andres Arce (ARGENTINA – Tags: ENVIRONMENT TRAVEL)

April:

Bersih 3.0 – As Peaceful As Promised? →(Please click here for the news)

Demonstrators thew all kinds of things towards a moving police car and attacking the car. The photo shows demonstrators kicking the car and someone climbed onto the car kicking the windscreen. They then hit the driver and a reporter who tried to help the bleeding policeman. Are they peaceful people?
Demonstrators thew all kinds of things towards a moving police car and attacking the car. The photo shows demonstrators kicking the car and someone climbed onto the car kicking the windscreen. They then hit the driver and a reporter who tried to help the bleeding policeman. Are they peaceful people?

May:

Golden Gate Bridge’s 75th Anniversary →(Please click here for the news)

The Golden Gate Bridge at San Francisco, the longest suspension bridge in the world was opened on May 27, 1937. A view taken from one of the towers of pedestrians swarming across the Golden Gate Bridge immediately after the opening. (AP Photo)
The Golden Gate Bridge at San Francisco, the longest suspension bridge in the world was opened on May 27, 1937. A view taken from one of the towers of pedestrians swarming across the Golden Gate Bridge immediately after the opening. (AP Photo)

June:

Mohamed Mursi, Egypt’s First Islamist President Sworn In →(Please click here for the news)

Mohamed Mursi
Egypt’s first Islamist president Mohamed Mursi attends his swearing in ceremony in this still image from a video footage in Cairo June 30, 2012. Mursi took his oath of office on Saturday, ending six decades of rule by former military men although the generals in charge since Hosni Mubarak was ousted last year have already curbed his powers. REUTERS/Egyptian Television via Reuters TV

July:

Photos Of London 2012 Olympics Opening Ceremony →(Please click here for the news)

Fireworks ignite over the Olympic Stadium during the Opening Ceremony at the 2012 Summer Olympics, Saturday, July 28, 2012, in London. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)
Fireworks ignite over the Olympic Stadium during the Opening Ceremony at the 2012 Summer Olympics, Saturday, July 28, 2012, in London. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)

August:

Photos: Isaac Causing Bad Flooding And Tornadoes (August 31, 2012) →(Please click here for the news)

Water rises around a home on the Jourdan River as Hurricane Isaac passes through Kiln, Mississippi, August 29, 2012. REUTERS/Michael Spooneybarger
Water rises around a home on the Jourdan River as Hurricane Isaac passes through Kiln, Mississippi, August 29, 2012. REUTERS/Michael Spooneybarger

September:

Muslims Protest Over ‘Innocence of Muslims’→(Please click here for the news)

Protesters against Innocence of Muslims’ in Basra, Iraq Sept 12, 2012 (Picture from Utusan)
Protesters against Innocence of Muslims’ in Basra, Iraq Sept 12, 2012 (Picture from Utusan)

October:

In Picture: Superstorm Sandy Slams New Jersey Coast, Sends 13 Feet Surge In NYC →(Please click here for the news)

Sea water floods the Ground Zero construction site, Monday, Oct. 29, 2012, in New York. Sandy continued on its path Monday, as the storm forced the shutdown of mass transit, schools and financial markets, sending coastal residents fleeing, and threatening a dangerous mix of high winds and soaking rain. (AP Photo/ John Minchillo)

November:

Barack Obama Wins American Presidential Election →(Please click here for the news)

Barack Obama Wins American Presidential Election
Barack Obama Wins American Presidential Election

December:

26 People Died in Sandy Hook Elementary School, Newtown, Conn., Mass Shooting- Photos, Videos →(Please click here for the news)

Good Morning America – Connecticut Shooter Adam Lanza: ‘Obviously Not Well’ (ABC News)