Friday, November 28, 2008

Qualifying Ceremony


in the name of Allah the Most Gracious the Most Merciful

here are some pics from our qualifying ceremony.Proper convocation is in May 2009. InsyaAllah I'll try to be there.

pic 1 - after Solat Asar

pic 2 - class photo.

pic 3 - angkat sumpah

pic 4 - my good friend, Danny.

pic 5 - May Shan and Danny

pic 6 - My good Kiwi friends - Joshua and Neru

pic 7 - Malaysian fellas in class- Hsien Wen, Hong Chee, Danny, Mr Big Shot

pic 8 - May Shan and Michelle

pic 9 - Akbar, top student in our class

pic 10 - the feeling? to have finally graduated? do u know the feeling being on top of the world.

the feeling is not important. the most important thing is I look cool in pic 10.

click at the pics to enlarge.

till next time,

Thursday, November 27, 2008

Medicine, Engineering and Religion


in the name of Allah the Most Gracious the Most Merciful

Medicine, Engineering and Religion are 3 of many interesting fields, regardless if they are interrelated to one another or not.

Many times I have emphasised the necessity to think critically and creatively.

For example in medicine, hypertension(or high blood pressure) is a disease that has become an endemic in Malaysia. To manage this issue both critically and creatively, we tackle hypertension through modifiable and non-modifiable risk factors. The decision to use Beta Blockers and not thiazide is based on evidence, through a precise study.

In engineering, though I am not an expert, the construction of Petronas KLCC was based through knowledge, and one can't simply build an 88 level towers by placing a brick on top of another.

Let's take it to the yoga's fatwa issue, too many minds have become so slow to analyse criticially and creatively. You have to question why yoga is wrong, what evidence do they have, can we modify so that it can become practicable, what alternatives we can provide if it's truly forbidden and ask more and more questions.

This is the mistake that the passive minded Fatwa Council has failed to realise. They expect everyone to follow them blindly, when this is the last thing we want them to do. They should educate, and the practice of suddenly throwing fatwa to everyone's face is wrong.

Dr Asri, the soon to resign from Perlis's Mufti position, spoke to The Star re this issue.

Come to think of it again, only a few Mufti's are recognised to the eyes of Malaysian public, thus how we can place our trust in the Fatwa Council 100% when we hardly know them?

We the Malays do not need these passive Mufti's anymore!!

till next time,

Wednesday, November 26, 2008

Yoga - My Side


in the name of Allah the Most Gracious the Most Merciful

I am back in Auckland. South Island(NZ) was absolutely amazing. It's hard to describe the experience in words, they are just so wonderful.

If you are looking for things like Movie World or Gold Coast, then Australia is perhaps the best choice. NZ is best known for its Milford Sound, Fox Glacier, Cape Reinga and extreme sports. The pics shall come in the next few days, InsyaAllah.

I had very limited internet access during the trip. I honestly a little bit surprised to see the news today. One of many that caught my eyes was the fatwa made by the National Fatwa Council re yoga.

Many have also defended the decision, although many have openly expressed their disappointment. Many have criticised emotionally, and a lot also have given their input, which is more appropriate.

There are flaws of course. I'll tackle this issue to the best of my understanding.

Before any fatwa is issued, the topic raised will be sent out to top university lecturers for further studies. Some of these issues may take months, and once a conclusion has been made, the Council will have the final say to accept or reject it. The yoga issue has been in the news for months remember, before the fatwa was released. The comments you have made, should have been made many months ago, not now.

Therefore before discussing this issue more deeply, please stop criticising the National Fatwa Council for not doing homework. If you have no knowledge of what is happening behind the scene, please shut keep quiet, otherwise you will look stupid if one proves you wrong.

The fatwa council itself has flaws. Over the past few years they have been to passive. They are too slow sometimes, that many times we have observed they wait for things to happen, for them to act. Islam teaches us not to follow things blindly, and many I am sure still remember that one of types of faith/imam that we learned in SPM was 'taklid(ikut-ikutan)'. The Council should instead educate what is wrong and what can be corrected for yoga to be safely practised by the Muslims. The fatwa has caught rather by surprise to many, including the non-Muslims.

Although these flaws are not academically mature, they should be discussed intellectually. Do not simply accuse these ulama's as conservative when you yourself are not smart enough not to tackle issues wisely.

Another surprise which is not too nice is the criticism by The Hindu Sangam. As we have lived together for many years, the Muslims respect your religion including the no-beef in meals, and no-pork in Muslim food, whatever fatwa issued should be regarded as internal matters of the Muslims, rather than a way to show disrespect to the non-Muslims.

Maybe I am not able to express my thoughts so cleverly here, that I recommend you to have a read at Rocky Bru's-What is Hindu Sangam saying and Tun Mahathir's Dont Make it a religous issue.

“It is like saying Muslims should not eat pork and it is not an insult to the Chinese.

“It is the same when Muslims cannot do yoga, it is not because they are insulting the Hindus.

“It is just that they should not do it. Like all other things forbidden among Muslims, it is not an insult to others. - Tun Mahathir

as I have always preferred, take things intelectually. Many of you are university educated, you would use the best text books when it comes to your discipline, for us Muslims, Quran and Hadith are our main sources when it comes to Islamic matters. As a friendly reminder, your opinion is not a say of Islam, unless they come from these 2 sources. Do not go around, and tell everyone 'they should do this and that'.

Before I end, has any of you have actually checked what the current contemporary scholars say about yoga? Or is it Malaysian scholars are the first one?

It will be interesting to see the development in the next few days.

till next time,

Thursday, November 20, 2008



in the name of Allah the Most Gracious the Most Merciful

I'm currently away in South Island New Zealand for a 7 day trip.

Will write again when I come back to Auckland

till next time.

Friday, November 14, 2008



in the name of Allah the Most Gracious the Most Merciful

here comes the good news

I have passed my final year in medical school!!!!!

first and foremost, I thank Allah for making this possible.

Secondly, I thank Allah for still giving me the chance to enjoy this success.

Thirdly, credit goes to Allah for rewarding me this after 6 years(excluding 2 years in KDU) of hard work.

Although there are too many ups and downs here in medical school, I have never lost faith in Allah.

There will be names that deserve a lot of credit in the next few entries. My brain is not functioning at its best, as I was sleep deprived last night. I am 90% sure there would be few names missing if I were to mention them now.

I hope this song should be able to summarise the hard work, and be used to inspire or reignite your spirit.

Ella's Standing In the Eyes of the World
Pahit getir hidup... dan pengorbanan
terpaksa dihadapi, demi kejayaan
terdidik sejak mula, tabah berusaha
tanpa cuba melangkah, tak kemana
di mana kau berada
pencapaian tak tiba dengan mudah
( korus )
kini "standing in the eyes of the world"
hanyalah selangkah dari nyata
keazaman membara dijiwa
menanti saat bebas merdeka
tiba masa kau melangkah gagah
bersemangat ke arah matlamat sedaya upaya
engkau terunggul
wajar "standing in the eyes of the world"
Harapan yang pernah terkulai layu
kembali segar mekar bawah bayanganmu
setiap manusia ingin berjaya
namun tak semua miliki tuah
engkau menghampirinya
kesempatan telah pun tiba...

I need some rest.

till next time,

Thursday, November 13, 2008

yang mana betul ni?


in the name of Allah the Most Gracious the Most Merciful

IPOH: An opposition assemblyman wants the Anti-Corruption Agency (ACA) to investigate the legality of the state government’s move to use public funds to help families of Internal Security Act detainees.

“It is illogical and wrong to include them along with those suffering from chronic illnesses, orphans, senior citizens, single mothers and so on,” said Dr Wan Norashikin(BN) when debating the 2009 Supplies Enactment at state legislature yesterday.

PERHAPS she is right.

What she does not realise is the blunder that the previous and current BN goverment have made. To help the family of those detained ISA in my opinion is never a mistake.

If she insists that allocating a tiny portion of the whole budget to help these people is inappropriate, she should remember that it is always wrong to use public funds to detain them in the first place. Firtstly, it is a misuse of public's money. Secondly, you are causing unnecessary troubles to affected family. Thirdly, although possibly the contribution is unremarkable, you are not helping in building a world class economy in Malaysia generally.

I strongly believe what Perak government is doing is absolutely not wrong.

What is more important is to criticise what is wrong, and to support what is right.

If she thinks that single mothers, orphans and senior citizens are not getting enough help, maybe Perak government should also spend some time looking into this matter. After all, why use KEADILAN as the name of your party, if you can't translate it into action?

till next time,

Monday, November 10, 2008

My Birthday


in the name of Allah the Most Gracious the Most Merciful

I am so thankful firstly to Allah, and also to everyone for all the wishes. On facebook alone I have received easily more than 30 birthday wishes.

I am no more sweet 17 today.Hehe..

As I am writing this, the 1st day of quarter of a century is leaving me. I don't have too many issues with age, because it is clear that it is talents that keep you on top of the league, not age. If age was everything, Sir Alex Ferguson would have won everything because he's the eldest.

Or Dr M the greatest PM because he retired at the age of ?78. Or Khairy Jamaluddin should not run for Youth Chief as he is only ?28.

People make a lot of fuss with age. It is your choice.

Whatever you want to say, deep inside I wanna wish a million thanks for making this a wonderful day.=).

till next time,
I did not realise that are many people share the same birth date as mine.

Sunday, November 09, 2008



in the name of Allah the Most Gracious the Most Merciful

the weather for the past 3 days has not been the best. it is not for me to complain, as Allah knows the what is the best for us. Whatever the weather is, we are very close to having a good summer InsyaAllah.

I know I have not written anything on either politics or current issues. Of course I do want to, but everyone is busy burning their midnight oil, therefore I don't think they will even bother to drop by at my blog. There is not much to blog anyway on politics. Current issues like UMNO's general assembly, Gerakan's making noises and many more do not interest me.

1 thing people do not want to admit is they are interested in Norman Hakim-Abby's issue. To write a thousand arguments here is not difficult, obviously. I will never do that. Firstly, it's not appropriate, and secondly what evidence do you have to support whichever side. One should refrain him/herself from making any allegations, for we are not allowed to slander anyone. Dosa doe fitnah orang...

A friendly reminder, you are entitled to your own opinion, but an opinion will remain an opinion, unless it is supported by facts and figures.

I really have no idea why, but lately I have at least 1 friend request almost daily at friendster. How did they come across my page is still a wonder. Hmm..glamer sangat ke?=)

Arsenal-MU was a good of football wasn't it? Arsenal was absolutely fantastic, the way the passed the ball around, keeping it on the floor and suddenly, bammm..wonderful goal. The last time I played futsal 2 days ago, I know why Malaysia will not make it to the next few World Cups. Everyone thinks they are so good, they are the best in dribbling and never want to pass the ball. Malaysia Boleh!! Hehe, I'm one of these people.

I should stop. this is all gibberish.

till next time,

Thursday, November 06, 2008



in the name of Allah the Most Gracious the Most Merciful

it is an extraordinary event that we now see tens of thousands of ladies especially are interested in politics. So many are happy with Obama's victory. He's charismatic, and that tells you the whole picture.

he is indeed unique. the way he delivers his speech, focusing on his strengths and plans rather than attacking his opponent, or basically virtually everything in his campaign looks perfect.

Americans have made the right decision this time. Congratulations!!!!

Still, unlike the majority, if appropriate, I do not harbour too much hope on him. I know he will bring in many changes which of course will benefit the world.

I reckon that us Muslims should rise and earn the respect that they want. It comes naturally when we are at top. LA Galaxy is nowhere as good as Real Madrid, don't you find it odd that Beckham is there? It's America. everybody wants to be at America. where everything is possible.

i'm mentally tired.i need rest.

till next time,