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This video was taken from where the Bedil is being shot on top of Bukit Pak Apil in September 2010. It was taken during one of the iftar for Puasa Enam days.
Listen to the azan (from the radio) just before the shot. Actually the guy who pushed the button triggering the bedil also listens to Terengganu fm, aired from the other peak of Bukit Pak Apil, to know the time.
Other related previous postings:
Cara mudah dan cepat untuk pra-daftar Wacana Siyasah Syar’iyyah:
[untuk maklumat tajuk-tajuk pembentangan dan para pembentang – klik di sini]
TERBUKA KEPADA SEMUA YANG BERMINAT
PENDAFTARAN ADALAH PERCUMA
SILA DAFTAR AWAL – TEMPAT TERHAD
1. Daftar melalui SMS:
Taipkan [Nama] [No. KP] [No. Telefon] – hantar ke 012-650-6404 atau 016-395-6497
Jika ada lebih dari satu nama – senaraikan semua maklumat tersebut dan selangi dengan tanda palang “/”
2. Daftar melalui panggilan telefon:
- Sdr. Nasrul – 012-650-6404, atau
- Sdr. Wan Burhan – 016-395-6497
- No. KP
- No. telefon
- No. KP
- No. telefon
- Majlis bermula jam 8:45 pagi
- Sarapan disediakan mulai jam 8:00 pagi
- Sebarang pertanyaan boleh hubungi pihak urus setia:
- Sdr. Nasrul – 012-650-6404, atau
- Sdr. Wan Burhan – 016-395-6497
Ini SMS yang diterima pagi ini:
Dijemput tuan-tuan dan puan-puan sekeluarga ke
“Ceramah Agama Perdana”
Sempena Pelancaran Tabung Pembangunan Surau Al-Mustaqim
bersama US MUHAMMAD KAZIM ELIAS AL-HAFIZ
-Pada AHAD, 23/10/11 selepas Maghrib
-Di Surau Al-Mustaqim, Jln AU5C/8 Lembah Keramat, Hulu Kelang.
Klik untuk panduan peta:
-Makan Malam dan Aiskrim disediakan
-SMS DRP UST MOHD ZUHIR
Klik di bawah untuk:
Terkini Disember 2012:
Lagu Selamatkan Akidah yang menampilkan MUNSYID MALAYSIA (Gabungan Penasyid-Penasyid Malaysia) sebagai menyokong Himpunan Sejuta Umat (HIMPUN) pada 22 Oktober 2011 di Stadium Shah Alam, Selangor.
Ayuh kita bersama
Satu hati suara
Meluahkan rasa gundah di jiwa
Gejala melanda akidah umat di cabar
Marilah kita pertahankannya
Bersatu suara dan satu usaha
Bergandingan tangan menggapai cita
Tiada mustahil jika ummahnya
Dengan keizinan Allah Yang Maha Esa
Andainya warga bersatu
Kan gentar seteru
Angin sengketa pun tak kan mampu bertiup
Keimanan yang utuh
Tidak kan mudah runtuh
Tak kira warna kulit dan bangsa
Marilah kita bersama zahirkan
Dalam usaha selamatkan Aqidah Ummah
Lagu: Isman Hijjaz
Lirik: Atie & edited by Munsyid
Everyone agrees that a universal ethical ideal is harmony among peoples, especially those who are committed to their respective religion. And yet, some people, in particular after 9/11, now mistrust all “organized religion” as being troublesome on this harmony issue. It is urgent here in Malaysia that our Muslim leaders are seen unanimously to support the right steps taken to guarantee peace and security among the religions represented here, and especially to serve as an example to other Muslim countries of the true meaning of “Ummah“.
Our first and best model of “Ummah” was Madinah Munawarrah during the time of Prophet Muhammad (may Allah honour him and grant him peace). Therefore, it is a mistake to define “Islamic State” as an entity which is almost all Muslim, and in which the other religions play very minor roles, if any. By this definition, Indonesia, with 90% Muslims at various levels of devotion to their worship (Ibadah) is more of an “Ummah”. Or perhaps Bangladesh, or Saudi Arabia, or others of overwhelming Muslim populations.
Yet this is a mistake. Our Prophet (may Allah honor him and grant him peace) bequeathed to us a model of statesmanship precisely in his manner of balancing and accommodating the Jews, Christians, Sabeans, and other faiths in Madinah itself. In this writer’s opinion, now we are hoping and praying to emulate such balance and good faith among our population here in Malaysia by the Himpunan Sejuta Ummah (HIMPUN) this weekend, on behalf of which the HIMPUN secretariat has guaranteed that there will be no violence whatsoever, and that there will be no altercation on issues of theology of other religions.
It has been observed that when JAIS went into a church to retrieve a number of Malay Muslims from the Christian devotions and teachings going on, Muslims were told not to feel insecure in their feelings. It seems odd that the Christians, on their side, should feel uncomfortable when Muslims wish to exercise their democratic right to assemble and voice their feelings over issues relating to the followers of their faith in such gatherings as the upcoming HIMPUN. Could they be suffering from guilty conscience? After all, we are not trying to convert them. So why would they be nervous?
The former BERSIH 2.0 demonstration attracted the attention of numerous outside NGOs and other groups, including those who wished to secularize Malaysia and had no understanding of our total commitment to Islam as the religion of the Federation, and our fully constitutional and legislated system of Muslim monarchy, by which any secular “equality” among religions, or proselytizing among the Muslims themselves to change their beliefs, is forbidden.
These outside NGOs, such as that of the notorious George Soros, simply cannot understand the place and meaning of various Islamic-related issues, such as murtad (apostasy), polygamy, family leadership, and the forbidding of all forms of homosexuality especially including what they call “freedom of gender choice” or “same-sex marriage”, in our Malaysian life. Whereas even we Muslims have trouble with these issues, outsiders can hardly be expected to be more advanced in their own understanding.
Therefore, a newly formed secretariat has carefully planned and organized the upcoming HIMPUN to avoid fully any politicization of such contentious issues, side-by-side with the inviolability of the Malay Muslim leadership, in our public and private lives. Our private Islamic theological issues must CEASE FORTHWITH to be adjudicated, judged, or manipulated by outside interests.
Therefore, we should now support HIMPUN, which is carefully crafted to correct the dangers and stresses of the previous interference and challenge against the position of Islam in the Federal Constitution, with all such outside influences which can tear this country apart if they continue to outrage the sensitivity of the Muslims. HIMPUN has secured full permission from government authorities to be held in a completely non-violent fashion, and is also supported by not less than one thousand Muslim-based NGOs (an amazing phenomenon in itself). All Malaysian citizens are invited, regardless of religious or political affiliation. The Christians, however, must respect the self-esteem of the Muslims whose resistance to evangelical missionary activities is implacable and fully defended by the Yang Di-Pertuan Agong and the Malay Rulers. Muslim friendship, however, is freely available and offered to the all communities. This is the meaning behind “1Malaysia” as presently implemented by the central government.
Other Muslim groups that will be represented in the HIMPUN are educational institutions, sports and recreational clubs, self-defense societies, youth clubs, committee members of mosques and suraus, teachers, and many others. It can only be the sheerest folly for any political leaders to resist the will of their own people, especially the young and educated by opposing this event. Itinerary, provision of prayer rooms and food, publicity, public announcements, specially invited guests, and advertisements in all media have been arranged by the HIMPUN Secretariat.
The itinerary will include welcoming speech, keynote address by a prominent guest, nasyid songs emphasizing the theme of defending the sanctity of Islam, greetings from NGO representatives, munajat (do’a of supplication to Allah swt), and presentation and recitation of a pledge to defend the integrity of Islam and Muslims peoples everywhere.
- Peserta dilarang berhimpun di luar stadium serta mengganggu perjalanan lalu lintas
- Peserta hendaklah masuk secara aman dan meninggalkan stadium secara aman
- Peserta diminta berpakaian sopan dan menutup aurat sejajar dengan akhlak Islam dan nilai-nilai ketimuran
- Perta tidak dibenarkan membawa atau mengedarkan apa-apa risalah selain dari berkaitan dengan tema perhimpunan
- Peserta tidak dibenarkan membawa atau mempamer apa-apa sepanduk, kain rentang atau placard selain dari slogan yang dibenarkan
- Peserta dilarang membuat sebarang bentuk provokasi atau mencetuskan suasana yang tegang dan menjejaskan keamanan
- Peserta dilarang membawa sebarang bentuk senjata atau barang2 yang merbahaya seperti mercun dsbnya ke dalam kawasan perhimpunan berlangsung
- Peserta digalakkan membawa sajadah dan pakaian untuk solat (perempuan).
- Peserta himpunan diminta mematuhi setiap arahan dan memberi bekerjasama penuh kepada urusetia HIMPUN sepanjang perhimpunan berlangsung
- Peserta himpunan diminta bersurai secara aman dan teratur selepas tamat perhimpunan.
Slogan yang dibenarkan oleh pihak Sekretariat adalah seperti berikut :
a. Selamatkan Aqidah Umat
b. Jangan Gugat Kedudukan Islam
c. Bersatu Selamatkan Aqidah
d. Melayu Sepakat Islam Berdaulat
e. Hidup Melayu Hidup Islam
f. Pertahan Institusi Raja
g. Daulat Tuanku Allahuakbar!
h. Suara Umat Suara Keramat
i. Satu Ummah Satu Aqidah
j. Hormati Islam Agama Negara
k. Bersama Cegah Murtad
l. Hentikan Usaha Pemurtadan
Dapatkan maklumat terkini dari laman rasmi HIMPUN:
DEWASA ini penggunaan ubat-ubatan tradisional dan komplementari (TCM) semakin mendapat kepercayaan berikutan kerancakan aktiviti penyelidikan dan kecanggihan teknologi yang digunakan pengeluar.
Ubat itu termasuk ubat tradisional Melayu dan Cina, selain rawatan ayurveda, homeopati dan akupuntur.
Bagaimanapun, bukan semua produk yang dikatakan ubat itu boleh menyembuhkan penyakit. Malah, banyak kes berkaitan ubat tradisional dan alternatif sebelum ini didapati mendatangkan mudarat.
Berdasarkan rekod Kementerian Kesihatan Malaysia, sebanyak 11,885 produk TCM telah didaftarkan dengan Pihak Berkuasa Kawalan Dadah (PBKD) setakat ini.
Namun, pada tahun lepas, Biro Pengawalan Farmaseutikal Kebangsaan (BPFK) menerima 127 laporan kesan mudarat akibat penggunaan produk tradisional termasuk yang didaftarkan dengan PBKD.
BPFK mengesan pelbagai produk tradisional yang dicemari dengan bahan terkawal atau racun berjadual seperti steroid, sibutramine (ubat langsing) dan sildenafil (ubat kuat lelaki).
Bahan-bahan terkawal itu berfungsi untuk menahan kesakitan selain bertindak melangsingkan badan seseorang. Ia juga didakwa mampu menambah kekuatan tenaga batin lelaki dan wanita.
Mengulas isu ini, Pengarah Pusat Racun Negara, Universiti Sains Malaysia (USM), Prof. Madya Razak Lajis memberitahu, kebanyakan ubat tradisional dan alternatif tidak melalui fasa ujian klinikal bagi mengenal pasti produk tersebut selamat digunakan.
“Produk yang telah didaftarkan ini hanya melalui ujian keselamatan penting di BPFK seperti saringan steroid, logam berat dan bahan terlarang berdasarkan dakwaan khasiat oleh pengeluar atau pengedar.
“Dakwaan yang dinyatakan oleh pengeluar mungkin terhad kepada kajian ke atas haiwan, testimoni pengguna dan rujukan secara turun-temurun,” katanya.
Namun begitu, Razak menjelaskan tidak semua produk tradisional memberi kesan sampingan kepada pengguna.
“Sama seperti ubat-ubatan moden, ada yang memberi kesan sampingan dan ada yang tidak.
“Apa yang penting pengguna yang mengambil ubat ini perlu merujuk pakar perubatan terlebih dahulu,” katanya.
Beliau juga mengingatkan penghidap penyakit kronik seperti darah tinggi dan kencing manis bahawa rawatan moden dan tradisional hanya berfungsi untuk mengawal penyakit tersebut dan bukan memulihkannya.
Katanya lagi, pesakit tidak harus berhenti daripada mengambil ubat-ubatan moden walaupun mereka sedang mencuba rawatan alternatif.
“Ini kerana ubat-ubatan tersebut dapat membantu mengelakkan penyakit tersebut daripada melarat.
“Ubat moden mesti diambil walaupun ubat tradisional terbabit mula menunjukkan kesan positif,” katanya.
Ujarnya lagi, ini bagi menggelakkan sebarang interaksi bahaya antara ubat-ubatan.
“Ubat tradisional berfungsi pada bahagian tertentu dalam badan sama seperti ubatan moden.
“Jika saling berinteraksi, ia mungkin mendatangkan bahaya pada individu itu selain mendedahkan pengguna kepada penyakit seperti kerosakan buah pinggang,” katanya.
Razak menambah, status kesihatan dan penyakit sedia ada adalah faktor yang mempengaruhi keberkesanan ubat tradisional.
“Sentiasa rujuk pada label dan kandungan ubat tersebut. Jika ragu-ragu, beli ubat tersebut di farmasi berdaftar,” katanya.
Seorang pakar farmasi dari Universiti Teknologi Mara (UiTM) Puncak Alam, Aida Azlina Ali, berkata bukan semua orang perlu mengambil ubat-ubatan tradisional.
“Jika seseorang telah mengamalkan diet yang sempurna dan berkhasiat, tubuh mereka tidak memerlukan ubat tersebut.
“Ini kerana pengambilan ubat tradisional tanpa mengikut keperluan boleh bertukar menjadi toksik yang membahayakan tubuh,” katanya.
Beliau turut menasihatkan mereka yang ingin mengambil produk TCM supaya bertanya kepada pakar perubatan sebelum menggunakannya.
“Mungkin ubat itu berkesan untuk jangka masa pendek sahaja. Teliti dahulu kandungannya serta rujuklah pakar.
“Selain itu, jangan sekali-kali meninggalkan ubat moden kerana kebanyakan ubat sebegini telah menjalani pelbagai ujian klinikal sebelum diluluskan,” katanya.
Dilaporkan oleh satu kajian bahawa 16% dari telefon bimbit dan tangan penggunanya di United Kingdom mempunyai kontiminasi kuman bakteria najis manusia (e. coli). Apakah ini ada kaitan dengan cara bersuci/istinja’ budaya mereka?
Boleh baca seterusnya dari blog Kitab Bimbingan Mukminin.
One in six mobile phones contain E coli
Reseachers say 16% of UK mobile devices and users’ hands contaminated with faecal bacteria due to poor personal hygiene
One in six UK mobile phones are contaminated with faecal bacteria due to poor personal hygiene, scientists have found.
Researchers said that 16% of the devices were contaminated with E coli, which can cause food poisoning, most probably because people fail to properly wash their hands after going to the toilet. The study by the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine and Queen Mary, University of London, also found that Britons tend to lie about their personal hygiene.
While 95% of the 390 people surveyed said they washed their hands with soap where possible, 92% of mobile phones and 82% of hands were contaminated with bacteria.
The study, which took samples from 390 phones in 12 cities, raises serious public health concerns as it found that 16% of hands and the same proportion of phones were contaminated with E coli. A virulent strain of the bacterium has recently been implicated in the fatal outbreak of food poisoning in Germany in June.
Dr Val Curtis, from the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, said: “This study provides more evidence that some people still don’t wash their hands properly, especially after going to the toilet.
“I hope the thought of having E coli on their hands and phones encourages them to take more care in the bathroom – washing your hands with soap is such a simple thing to do but there is no doubt it saves lives.”
Birmingham has the highest proportion of bacteria-ridden phones (41%) but the highest level of E coli contamination was found in London (28%).
But the scientists also found a north-south divide in the levels of bacteria found on phones, with northern cities the dirtiest. Glasgow was the worst with average bacterial levels on phones and hands nine times higher than in Brighton.
The scientists also found those who had bacteria on their hands were three times as likely to have bacteria on their phone.
Dr Ron Cutler, of Queen Mary, University of London, said: “While some cities did much better than others, the fact that E coli was present on phones and hands in every location shows this is a nationwide problem.
“People may claim they wash their hands regularly but the science shows otherwise.”
Faecal bacteria can survive on hands and surfaces for hours at a time, especially in warmer temperatures away from sunlight. It is easily transferred by touch to door handles, food and even mobile phones.
The research was released ahead of Global Handwashing Day on 15 October.
[sumber berita dari http://www.guardian.co.uk]
Tangan George Soros di mana-mana rupanya … dikatakan demonstrasi “Occupy Wall Street” ada tanda-tanda sumbangan beliau lagi …
Kalau sebelum ini dana beliau turut dicurahkan untuk menjayakan perhimpunan Bersih 2.0, kini di Wal Street dan merebak pula ke bandar-bandar lain di Amerika dan telah berlanjutan hampir sebulan.
Berita dari pelbagai sumber menyebut kemungkinan campurtangan Soros. Dilampirkan salah satunya di sini:
NEW YORK – Anti-Wall Street protesters say the rich are getting richer while average Americans suffer, but the group that started it all may have benefited indirectly from the largesse of one of the world’s richest men.
There has been much speculation over who is financing the disparate protest, which has spread to cities across America and lasted nearly four weeks. One name that keeps coming up is investor George Soros, who in September debuted in the top 10 list of wealthiest Americans. Conservative critics contend the movement is a Trojan horse for a secret Soros agenda.
Soros and the protesters deny any connection. But Reuters did find indirect financial links between Soros and Adbusters, an anti-capitalist group in Canada that started the protests with an inventive marketing campaign aimed at sparking an Arab Spring-type uprising against Wall St. Moreover, Soros and the protesters share some ideological ground.
Pressed further for his views on the movement and the protesters, Soros refused to be drawn in. But conservative radio host Rush Limbaugh summed up the speculation when he told his listeners last week, “George Soros money is behind this.”
Soros, 81, is No. 7 on the Forbes 400 list with a fortune of $22 billion, which has ballooned in recent years as he deftly responded to financial market turmoil. He has pledged to give away all his wealth, half of it while he earns it and the rest when he dies.
Like the protesters, Soros is no fan of the 2008 bank bailouts and subsequent government purchase of the toxic sub-prime mortgage assets they amassed in the property bubble.
The protesters say the Wall St. bank bailouts in 2008 left banks enjoying huge profits while average Americans suffered under high unemployment and job insecurity with little help from Washington. They contend that the richest one per cent of Americans have amassed vast fortunes while being taxed at a lower rate than most people.
BANKING LIFE SUPPORT
Soros in 2009 wrote in an editorial that the purchase of toxic bank assets would “provide artificial life support for the banks at considerable expense to the taxpayer.”
He urged the Obama administration to take bolder action, either by recapitalizing or nationalizing the banks and forcing them to lend at attractive rates. His advice went unheeded.
The Hungarian-American was an early supporter of the 2008 election campaign of Barack Obama, who will seek a second term as president in the November 2012, election. He has long backed liberal causes – the Open Society Institute, the foreign policy think tank Council on Foreign Relations and Human Rights Watch.
According to disclosure documents from 2007-2009, Soros’s Open Society gave grants of $3.5 million to the Tides Centre, a San Francisco-based group that acts almost like a clearing house for other donors, directing their contributions to liberal non-profit groups. Among others, the Tides Centre has partnered with the Ford Foundation and the Gates Foundation.
Disclosure documents also show Tides, which declined to comment, gave Adbusters grants of $185,000 from 2001-2010, including nearly $26,000 between 2007-2009.
Aides to Soros say any connection is tenuous and that Soros has never heard of Adbusters. Soros himself declined to comment.
The Vancouver-based group, which publishes a magazine and runs such campaigns as Digital Detox Week and Buy Nothing Day, says it wants to “change the way corporations wield power” and its goal is “to topple existing power structures.”
Adbusters, whose magazine has a circulation of 120,000 and which is known for its spoofs of popular advertisements, came up with the Occupy Wall Street idea after Arab Spring protests toppled governments in Egypt, Libya and Tunisia, said Kalle Lasn, 69, Adbusters co-founder.
“It came out of these brainstorming sessions we have at Adbusters,” Lasn told Reuters, adding they began promoting it online on July 13. “We were inspired by what happened in Tunisia and Egypt and we had this feeling that America was ripe for a Tahrir moment.”
“We felt there was a real rage building up in America, and we thought that we would like to create a spark which would give expression for this rage.”
Lasn said Adbusters is 95 per cent funded by subscribers paying for the magazine. “George Soros’s ideas are quite good, many of them. I wish he would give Adbusters some money, we sorely need it,” she said. “He’s never given us a penny.”
Other support for Occupy Wall Street has come from online funding website Kickstarter, where more than $75,000 has been pledged, deliveries of food and from cash dropped in a bucket at the park. Liberal filmmaker Michael Moore has also pledged to donate money.
The protests began in earnest on Sept. 17, triggered by an Adbusters campaign featuring a provocative poster showing a ballerina dancing atop the famous bronze bull in New York’s financial district as a crowd of protesters wearing gas masks approach behind her.
Dressed in anarchist black, the battle-ready mob is shrouded in a fog suggestive of tear gas or fires burning. Some are wearing gas masks, others wielding sticks. The poster’s message seems to be a heady combination of sexuality, violence, excitement and adventure.
Former carpenter Robert Daros, 23, saw that poster in a café in Fort Lauderdale, Fla. Having lost his work as a carpenter after Florida’s speculative construction boom collapsed in a heap of subprime mortgage foreclosures, he quit his job as a bartender and travelled to New York City with just a sleeping bag and the hope of joining the protest movement.
Daros was one of the first people to arrive on Wall St. for the so-called occupation on Sept. 17, when protesters marched and tried to camp on Wall St., only to be driven off by police to Zuccotti Park – nearly one hectare of concrete without a blade of grass near the rising One World Trade Centre.
“When I was a carpenter, I lost my job because the financier of my project was arrested for corporate fraud,” said Daros, who was wearing a red armband to show he was helping out in the medic section of the Occupy Wall Street camp.
Since its obscure beginnings, the campaign has drawn global media attention in places as far-flung as Iran and China. The Times of London, however, was not alone when it called the protests “Passionate but pointless.”
Adbusters co-founder Lasn dismisses that, reeling off specific demands: a tax on the richest one per cent, a tax on currency trades and a tax on all financial transactions.
“Down the road, there will be crystal clear demands coming out of this movement,” she said. “But this first phase of the movement is messy and leaderless and demandless.”
“I think it was perfect the way it happened.”