Acting As The Deputy Prime Minister

The afternoon before the Seminar Dakwah Nasional, we were already busy at the Dewan Merdeka, Putra World Trade Centre (PWTC) to get things ready for the seminar.

Uncle Mahmud who was the event floor manager, told us that we need to do a rehearsal of the officiating ceremony by the Deputy Prime Minister of Malaysia so that he could estimate the timing of the event.

When I volunteered to be the DPM, Uncle Mahmud thought that I was too young and fear if I could not do it right since the DPM was the main role in the rehearsal and I need to pretend to make the opening speech and launch the books.

Anyway, Pak Cik Amin supported me and so were the others who said that I’ll be able to do it.

And so, I became the Deputy Prime Minister in the rehearsal 🙂

Abang Nasrul (L) as Datuk Nakhaie and I (M) as the DPM walked on the red carpet to Dewan Merdaka, Oct. 7, 2012.

Abang Nasrul volunteered to be Datuk Ustaz Hj Mohd Nakhaie, Pak Cik Burhan as Pak Cik Amin and Pak Cik Amin as Ustaz Muhammad ‘Uthman El-Muhammady.

Pak Cik Amin (L), Abang Nasrul (2nd L), I and another abang (R) who played the roll of Pak Cik Amin listening to instructions from Uncle Mahmud. In the background were Pak Cik Burhan and my father (R).

It was fun but it was not that easy and I must do it seriously because the event was very important and Uncle Mahmud needed the right timing for the music and other things.

I had to walk from the beginning of the red carpet escorted by Abang Nasrul to the Dewan Merdeka followed by Kashah who played the role as the media.

I need to walk like an important leader.

As the DPM, I must not walk too fast or not too slow and I must walk on the red carpet.

And at last, when I arrived at the Dewan Merdeka, I went up the stage and was greeted by Pak Cik Amin.

Uncle Mahmud was very busy directing us.

I sat at the DPM’s seat and Abang Nasrul escorted me to the rostrum to make the speech to officiate the seminar.

Abang Nasrul accompanied me as the DPM to officiate the seminar.
I am too small for the rostrum that Kashah had to snap the photo of me giving speech from the side.

After that we went to our seats.

Next I went to the other side of the stage to launch the books followed Abang Nasrul and Pak Cik Amin.

Pak Cik Amin (R) accompanied me to launch the new books.
Pak Cik Burhan (L) and Uncle Mahmud busy giving instructions during the rehearsal.
I (L) and Pak Cik Burhan on the stage listening to Pak Cik Amin (L) and Uncle Mahmud (R).
Another photo of the rehearsal.
We were busy acting our rolls.
I posed to the press after launching the books.
I enjoyed my roll as the DPM.
We need to do things seriously because we were rehearsing for an important event.

The music was too loud and the speaker was very near so it hurt my ears.

We had to do the rehearsal 3 times 🙂

We need to start all over again.
I am very glad to help even though I am the youngest volunteer.

I was very excited to play the role as the DPM and give a speech on the stage at the Dewan Merdeka, PWTC because I want to become a politician and give speeches at PWTC.

In 2006, as I watched my big sister Kaman and Kashah gave a speech at PWTC, I told my mother that one day I’ll give a speech at PWTC too 🙂

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My First Acupuncture Experience

Acupuncture is an alternative medicine originating in ancient China.

Acupuncture practitioners use thin needles to improve blood circulation. 

On September 19, 2012, after my hadith class at Pak Cik Amin‘s house, an acupuncture practitioner come to treat Abang Aiman.

So my father, Pak Cik Burhan, Abang Hamdi, Abang Hanif  and I joined the acupuncture session.

That was my first acupuncture experience.

I felt a little pain when the needle was inserted into the skin of my hand and soon I felt numbness in my hand whenever I moved it.

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Reciting Yaasin at WACANA Pluralisme Agama

On Saturday, I went to WACANA Pluralisme Agama at the UIAM, Gombak.

UIAM means Universiti Islam Antarabangsa Malaysia.

Wacana means discourse.

The program started at 9:00 in the morning until lunch.

I started the program by reciting  the Surah Yaasin verse 1-20.


This was my second time to recite the Surah Yaasin at a program.

The first time was during the MUAFAKAT 5th AGM.

The speakers for this discourse were:

Dr. Anis Malik Thoha

Ustaz (Dr.) Muhammad Uthman El-Muhammady (ISTAC)

Dr. Mohd Farid Mohd Shahran

Dr. Syamsuddin Arif (UIAM)

There were so many people attended this program.

And there were no empty chairs!


I met Uncle Emeritus Professor Datuk Osman Bakar, Pak Cik Amin, Pak Cik Burhan, Uncle Datuk Rameli Musa, Pak Cik Iskandar, Pak Cik Rashidi, Pak Cik Ustaz Ismail Mina Ahmad, Mak Cik Ram, Kak Maryam  and  a lot others 😉

For lunch, we ate delicious beriani rice with mutton, chicken, fish, salad and vegetable curry.

I like mutton the best.

Pak Cik Amin always order delicious mutton ❗

I think there are going to be more seminars and programs where I can recite the Quran.


Reciting Yaasin at MUAFAKAT 5th AGM

Yesterday morning I went to IIUM or UIAM in Gombak.

IIUM means International Islamic University of Malaysia.

UIAM  means Universiti Islam Antarabangsa Malaysia.

I went there for the MUAFAKAT 5th AGM.

AGM means Annual General Meeting.

I recite Surah Yaasin verse 1 to 10 at the start of the program.


The Surah Yaasin is the 36th surah from the Quran.


In the morning there was a seminar about ‘Umat Islam Sebagai Tulang Belakang Pembangunan Dan Kekuatan Negara Malaysia’.

I ate ‘beriani rice’ and mutton that Pak Cik Amin ordered for lunch.

The mutton was very,very delicious.

The AGM started after lunch.

Over there I met Uncle Emeritus Professor Datuk Osman Bakar, Pak Cik Amin, Ami Ma, Pak Cik Burhan, Uncle Datuk Rameli Musa, Pak Cik Iskandar, Pak Cik Rashidi, Pak Cik Ustaz Ismail Mina Ahmad and Uncle Dr. Aslam.

There are a lot of other ‘uncles’ but I can’t remember their names.

I feel very happy because I can recite the Surah Yaasin to everybody who were there.