petty business

Posted by sazali


Last few days I was in Gua Musang. In english, we can call this place The caves of the foxes.

Gua Musang is about 2 hour drive from Kota Bharu and 4 hour drive from Kuala Lumpur.
Many greens here. Therefore every morning
I woke up to the rich place with so much oxygen and fresh air.

But i noticed 3 things

1.  The people here likes to open a small business in their own house.
But everybody is selling the same thing.
If the neighbour is selling maggi mee, biscuits, bread and some cold drinks
The next neighbours are selling the same thing. I think they are doing this to pass their free time. I do not think they are making tons and tons of money.
I think this was exactly the same business done by their great forefathers under the big ancient  trees near the mosques or railway stations.  Nothing has changed much. They never have conquered other markets like what the chinese and the pakistanis are doing.  Nothing venture nothing gain.

2. Most of them are driving 2nd hand proton cars. I think the cars are more than 10 to 15 year old models. Each car costs about 5K.   The drivers are old and if they passed away, their children wiĺl take over the protons.  May be this is the cause of all sorts of accidents here. Examples
an old car knocked down another motorist in the bushes. Both got no valid driving licences. So the police must be busy here.  Instead of catching the robbers, they are busy with old drivers and cars.

3.  Many of them can build their own houses with their bare hands near the edge of a mountain.  A big bungalow cost them only RM100,000 (materials) while the cost of workmanship is at the minimum.  This is different from those urban people in Kota Bharu.  They are willing to pay 3 times more because they hardly have time to learn building a house.

but .. another trend

most of them likes to return to the bigger towns during the weekends.
so Gua Musang is quite  deserted on  Friday, Saturday and Sunday.  If a famous preacher comes to talk in the mosque, the hall may be empty.

if i was asked
do i like to live here with so much greeneries and fresh air
i think ..

i do not like to have any addresses associating myself with the foxes.
( laugh).

Here the people from many places migrated to explore and open new areas beginning 1970s. In malay , we called them peneroka.   They opened up new areas and they grow palm oil and rubber. After few decades they got the ownership of the lands.  To speed up the economy the government invites big sawmills but these do not belong to the malays. I came to know that the children work as lorry drivers and security.


you are right

Posted by sazali


Most of the time
You are right.

But sometimes
You cannot be right all the times.

5 reasons.

1.  Your knowledge is limited
2.  You depends on your sight.  Seeing is believing
3.  Allah shows HE is the boss
4.  You are just a creation.  Nothing more, nothing less
5.  You are just a Malay.  A malay never win anything in gold in the olympic.
So be it,  ok?

He he he.

Some examples look better.

A horrible accident.
We think all is dead.
Suddenly all passengers doing great.

A malay cannot conquer a tall mountain.
The mother says .. come down please.
While pleading, the mother is crying.
Upon the sight of the mum
The malay cannot be strong.
We never win the race.
If we go against
Surely we will go to hell.
Pity you, pity me.
We cannot go overboard.
So we cannot be right all the times.

What can we do?p
Accept it.
For we are just a malay.
we are more muslim than all the arabs put together.  Great news, isn't  it?  Consult our PAS leaders.  Check whether they can win everything this PRU.  Doa.  U   right or me  right


time to go home

Posted by sazali


After 10 days in the path of Allah
It is time to go home.

As a human being
One is happy to return to his family.

But upon returning
some jobs have to be done.

trying to help outside jamaah if they come to my mosque
islam expands when there is hijrah and nusrah.
hijrah is when others comes to my town
while nusrah is to help the best that we can.

do dakwah once a week in my own town.
visit and talk about the fikir of Rasulullah s.a.w. among the neighbours, friends and others

while ziarah
we shall know what is happening in our locality.
people will know you.
thus your circle of friends will get bigger and wider.

i hope to go home
With repentance.
i did not do my best.
this is because
we are trying to imitate what the blessed people were doing in dakwah
all over the world.

but dont worry
it is good enough
as compared to those
who did not even try at all
when his age is advancing all the time.

understand deen is to obey Allah.
if one can not obey, then one did not understand yet anything.
inspite of him carrying few donkeys of kitabs
if he can not obey Allah
then he has not understand much after all.  Pity one's own soul, my dear.

i believe
there is never a good time
when we are fully prepared  To give our time to Allah.
just look at the dead ones
are they ready when their time was up?
so just jump into the path of Allah in good or bad times.
let us do the job together.

please forgive me ya Robb.  I am returning home with lots and lots of repentance.
please accept me again and again in your sacred path,
your choice is the greatest present i can expect.  Nothing else matters.