AirAsia Confirms Losing Contact Of Flight QZ8501 From Surabaya

AirAsia flight QZ 8501 from Surabaya to Singapore has lost contact with air traffic control this morning.

[News Update] AIRASIA INDONESIA FLIGHT QZ8501

AirAsia Indonesia regrets to confirm that flight QZ8501 from Surabaya to Singapore has lost contact with air traffic control at 07:24hrs this morning.

At the present time we unfortunately have no further information regarding the status of the passengers and crew members on board, but we will keep all parties informed as more information becomes available.

The aircraft was an Airbus A320-200 with the registration number PK-AXC.

At this time, search and rescue operations are in progress and AirAsia is cooperating fully and assisting the rescue service. 

AirAsia has established an Emergency Call Centre that is available for family or friends of those who may have been on board the aircraft. The number is: +622129850801.

AirAsia will release further information as soon as it becomes available. Updated information will also be posted on the AirAsia website, www.airasia.com.

I Will Be Live On TV AlHijrah’s Assalamualaikum – Sunday 28 Dec 2014

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I shall be on-air in TV AlHijrah’s Assalamualaikum tomorrow morning, Sunday, December 28, 2014.

I guess the segment I’ll be on will be at around 9:00 AM.

It will be a live interview, and I really hope that I’ll be able to do it well, especially since I have no idea what they are going to ask me.

I’m quite nervous for this is my first live TV interview, but at the same time I am very excited about it.

Fortunately I had been on Uncle Nizal Mohammad’s live radio show, ‘When the Night Falls-Bila Larut Malam’ together with my parents and big sisters on March 6, 2014.

For international watchers, please note that time stated is 9:00 AM on December 28, 2014 (Malaysian time) which is +8:00 GMT.

Tun Musa Hitam Proud To Be A Liberal, What A Pity

Tun Musa Hitam

Always a moderate and proud to be one – said Former Deputy Prime Minister, Tun Musa Hitam to The Star in an interview at his house in Bukit Tunku.

“First let me say this emphatically and very firmly – I have always been a liberal and a moderate and am proud of it. I have been brought up from young until now as such. My family, my parents, my elders brought me up that way, and in my more grown up days since I entered politics, my political party Umno adopted the stance of moderation from the early days that we gained Independence. But I don’t know what’s happening there now,” Tun Musa Hitam. – The Star

“I have always been a liberal and a moderate and am proud of it”?

I do not understand how could a Muslim be proud to disobey the rules of Islam.

It is very sad when a person says that he is proud to be a moderate and a liberal because being a liberal  means that the person rejects the fundamental principal of his own religion as well as the fundamental principals of his country.

As a Muslim, he must understand that a Muslim must obey the fundamental principal of Islam and Islam cannot be liberalised.

It is very unfortunate for a Muslim to be a liberal because rejecting the principal of Islam is against the rules of Islam and will affect his ‘akidah’.

Has Tun Musa Hitam forgotten that Clause 3.3 of the Umno Constitution states that Umno will defend and spread Islam?

And liberal is against Islam.

It is very sad to see a former leader who not only had forgotten the core spirit of his party but also proud to reject the fundamental principals of his country, for Islam is the religion of the Federation of Malaysia.

Aerial Photos: Major Flood in Terengganu, Kelantan, Pahang

Terengganu, Kelantan and Pahang are now facing major flooding that caused 90,000 people to be evacuated to safer places.

Reza Aslan, A Pluralist Who Calls Himself A Muslim

Aslan

An Iranian-American professor, Reza Aslan in an phone interview with The Malaysian Insider (TMI) criticised Putrajaya for “… setting itself up as a “parent” rather than an elected government, in banning the use of the word Allah among non-Muslims and dictating how Malaysian Muslims should practise their faith.”

My question is, what right has Reza Aslan to criticise a policy of another country and of a religion that he does not believe in?

Reza Aslan is a liberal and pluralist but claiming himself as a Muslim and is telling the Muslims that his ideology is the true Islamic teaching.

In 2014, Aslan described Islam as: “a man-made institution. It’s a set of symbols and metaphors that provides a language for which to express what is inexpressible, and that is faith. It’s symbols and metaphors that I prefer, but it’s not more right or more wrong than any other symbols and metaphors. It’s a language, that’s all it is.”[30] – Wikipedia

Does he knows that being a liberal and pluralist is against the teaching of Islam?

If he does not understand Islam, how could he teaches an Islamic sovereign country about Islam?

It is weird when a person who does not even believe or follow the teaching of a religion thinks that he understands the religion better than the religious authorities of the religion itself.

Reza Aslan must learn to respect other religions and not to criticise others who do not share his belief in liberalism, pluralism and the Syiah teaching.

TMI also reported:

He (Reza Aslan) questioned as to why Malaysia should have a single official version of Islam for its citizens to follow, given that Islam is one of the most diverse religions in the world. – TMI

Reza Aslan is a liberal and pluralist, so he does not understand or believe in the true teaching of Islam.

In Malaysia, we are the Muslims of Ahli Sunnah Wal Jamaah from the Shafie school of thought or madhhab, so this is the guideline followed by our Islamic authorities.

And since there is only four school of thoughts in Islam, I think Reza Aslan’s statement that, “Islam is one of the most diverse religions in the world,” is wrong.

There are lots of deviant teachings which claimed to be a part of Islam, for example, Syiah; but the rules of Syiah is against the rules of Islam.

Here’s another quote from TMI, that proves how narrow-minded Reza Aslan is:

“So I think the Malaysian people need to make a decision, do they want to be like Afghanistan, Pakistan, Saudi Arabia or Iran?” – TMI.

  1. It is hard to imagine that we want to be like Iran because Iran is a Syiah country and Syiah is not a part of Islam when Article 3(1) of the Federal Constitution of Malaysia says that Islam is the religion of the Federation; so we’ll not follow Iran.

  2. Malaysia is a sovereign country and we have our own rules and constitution so we’ll be Malaysia, not Iran nor Sweden or Singapore.

  3. We are not a secular country the way Reza Aslan wants us to be.

As a liberal and pluralist, Reza Aslan does not like the idea of an Islamic country having religious authorities that help to take care of Islam and the Muslims in the country:

“Theologian Reza Aslan says centralised religious authorities should not exist in countries that profess to adhere to Islam.”- TMI.

If Reza Aslan is a good Muslim, he’ll not make neither the above statement nor will he make the below statement because we need to follow our madhhab or school of thought and not simply mixing things from any madhhab that we find easier or more convenient for us.

“Islam allows me to follow any mufti that I please. We don’t have a pope, we don’t have a bishop who tells us what we can do.” – TMI.

Reza Aslan must not make ridiculous comments about the Allah issue if he does not understand the real issue because his comments only sounds exactly the same as the voices of the Malaysian opposition leaders and supporters including TMI who interviewed him for the above article.

TMI publishes lots of confusing articles to promote the liberals and pluralists but claiming that they are better Muslims than the Muslims themselves.

  1. Don’t Want Liberalism, Tear Up The Constitution – Another Malicious Distortion Of The Truth From TMI

  2. TMI’s “On Religious Authorities” – A Malicious Distortion Of The Truth

So, Reza Aslan must stop dictating the Malaysian Muslims on how they should practise their faith.

Reza Aslan has no rights to run this country or to dictate Putrajaya and the Malaysian Islamic authorities on what to do.

Tornado Striked Sabak Bernam/Puting Beliung Di Sabak Bernam

The tornado in Sabak Bernam, Selangor, Dec. 21, 2014. (Photo from Berita Harian)
The tornado in Sabak Bernam, Selangor, Dec. 21, 2014. (Photo from Berita Harian)

A tornado was reported to hit some areas agricultural areas in Sabak Bernam, Selangor at about 5:40 p.m. yesterday.

Among the affected areas are padi fields in Kampung Parit Lapan Gambut, Kampung Parit Satu Barat, Kampung Parit Dua SHD, Kampung Panchang Bedena, Kampung Parit Empat SHD, Kampung Parit Enam dan Kampung Sungai Nipah Baroh.

The tornado in Sabak Bernam, Selangor, Dec. 21, 2014. (Photo from Berita Harian)
The tornado in Sabak Bernam, Selangor, Dec. 21, 2014. (Photo from Berita Harian)

Upacara Mandi Minyak (PSSGM)

My big sisters and I before the Upacara Mandi Minyak.
My big sisters and I before the Upacara Mandi Minyak.

On the 5th of December, I took part in Upacara Mandi Minyak (Oil Bath Ceremony) at Masjid Taman Kosas, Ampang organised by Pertubuhan Silat Seni Gayong Malaysia (PSSGM).

It took long hours to cook coconut milk in huge woks before the milk turned into coconut oil for the oil bath ceremony.

Soon after the coconut oil was ready, the ceremony started.

We read a few verses from the Quran before dipping our hands into the hot oil and spread the oil all over our body.

Amazingly, the oil was not too hot even though it was just ready but we have to be very careful not to touch the very hot wok.

Silat is a type of Malay martial art.

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My First Public Speech

I gave a brief talk about freedom of speech as according to our Federal Constitution, Dec. 18, 2014.
I gave a brief talk about freedom of speech as according to our Federal Constitution in UKM, Dec. 18, 2014.

Yesterday night, I had the opportunity to give a brief talk at the Auditorium Siswa PUSANIKA Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia in Bangi.

Yesterday night, I had the opportunity to give a brief talk at the Auditorium Siswa PUSANIKA Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia in Bangi.

It was a special moment for me as that was my first public speech.

Actually, I always want to make a public speech but I have no opportunity to do so before.

My talk was not planned, so I did not have a prepared script.

In fact, I thought my father was teasing me when he asked if I would like to give a brief talk if there’s a chance for me to do so.

So I was surprised and a bit nervous when my father suddenly called me to the stage after his talk because I was not really prepared.

Anyway, I just walked up the stage and talked about the Freedom of Speech in Malaysia as according to Article 10 of the Federal Constitution and about the four sensitive issues which are not allowed to be questioned.

I felt quite excited for this is my first speech about the Federal Constitution of Malaysia to the audience of university students who are much older than I am.

I gave a brief talk about freedom of speech as according to our Federal Constitution, Dec. 18, 2014.
I gave a brief talk about freedom of speech as according to our Federal Constitution in UKM, Dec. 18, 2014.

Teddy And The Berries, A Poem By Ahmad Ali Karim

There was a little teddy,
Who lived in a cabin,
Picking up berries,
In his square-shaped garden.

Teddy is afraid,
To leave his berries there,
For ants will parade,
Towards his little square.

The ants will steal,
All his sugary treats,
And there went his meal,
Stolen by the fleet.

Tedd

You Can Count On Me, A Poem By Ahmad Ali Karim

❤ ❤ ❤ ❤ ❤

Wherever you are,
Whatever you do,
I’ll always be there,
Just for you.

When you need help,
I’ll always be there,
Through rain or shine,
Even to fight a bear.

I’ll always be there,
Even across the sea,
‘Cos I love you, mom,
You can count on me.

❤ ❤ ❤ ❤ ❤