Wednesday, November 16, 2011

Alone In The Crowd : Looking back...........


You asked Papa to list out Papa's top 50 blog articles for your perusal.

My God !
That is a lot of work , having written more than 450 articles over the last 3 years.
The last 3 years Papa have been writing only with you guys in mind, and only for posterity, and you are telling me indirectly you have not yet peruse through. You guys are too much , you and your brothers.

To be frank though, I wrote to keep Papa's sanity. If I dont write I would end up shooting someone very important. That is the amount of anger a simple raayat like Papa had to endure looking at the clowning and the clowns going about their daily business in this 'Malaysia Boleh' of ours. That is the political part.
95 % of the rest is pure daaawah...this constitute pleasure. Proselytising in our profession is not politically correct but Papa, on a daily basis do see more people than patients who has problem within their souls than 'pain' from their hearts !

All are my favourites, as most are written from the heart. Like the 1st one on Lina Joy. You guys were sleeping then, Papa could not sleep thinking of the future fate of all the Lina Joys of the world.

At my age I can't help but occasionally feel 'alone in the crowd' knowing some of the people I 'see through' today,I may not see in the next 6 months; knowing I need to seriously realign some 'souls' close to Papa but out of political correctness and politeness I cant; etc and etc and etc.

Here are my favourite 20 or so.

Wrote about my form-mate Hasan Marican some 6 months before he was'unjustly' sacked from his position [ in my book, he was sacked , they don't even dare give him a farewell dinner at Petronas ]. Now Madame 'R' has been noted to visit The Tower with impunity. My God ! tak cukup lagikah 'precious stones', bajus and shoes of this lady ?? !

I enjoyed visiting the Grand Old Man of Kota Bharu. Despite walking around with an implantable defibrillator now, in the affectionate words of Tuanku Sultan sometime ago, "TGNA is an 'old diesel engine' and despite all, very tahan lasak" . I am happy that TGNA and the young sultan are getting along fine. Monarchies in the Non Federated States enjoy more unwritten 'power' than their brother sultans elsewhere. Cordial 'Istana- MB' relationship is of prime importance in states like Kelantan, Kedah, Perlis and Teganung.

Papa had a brief but very telling altercation with the present NSTT and Prima Apakahnamadiadah CEOs during the BERSIH period. Our rogue politicians had their ways mainly because our journalists have no balls ! I dont apologise for repeating this !
To Papa, a free press is more important than a free judiciary. A free press is 'more preventative medicine', 'judiciary' is ' repairative' after the damage has been done.

Your dad had 'played god' in his favourite sport 'endurance' several years back. The current state of the sport is dismal, full with people who are always ready to please but nothing positive to offer. Despite millions of tax payers money spent in the last local WEC, we are going no where vertically. Short on substance , very huge on forms ! As usual.Typical Malaysia Boleh. Thank God, Papa has retired from this sport. NonethelessIt is very painful to see and watch from the sideline all the nonsense going on in a sport that papa and the good old Dato Awang helped popularised in the early 98's.

Papa am a firm believer in exercise but exercise per se without doing something to our mind is a lot of wasted time, thus, " Mixing The Profane and the Sublime' article. Ther was also a series of articles on longevity and my favuorite amongst them is 'Longevity : A Muslim's perspective"
Sometime last year papa felt elated in being able to 'turn around' a dear friend who had some small quarrel with his God.


As you know, Kelantan is 95 % Malay and Muslim. Papa has no quarrel with Dr M but all of us Kelantanese can hold him accountable in a big way, rightly of wrongly, for the level of poverty and iniquities happening in that state. Read 'From Libya to Tok Bali' for a full account.

There seem to be a lot of flak in the parliament lately about the Corporate Lembu. I brought it up some 4 years ago when a friend also in the lembu/kambing business complained his lot did not get the 250 million soft loan. I told him it must be OK and should not complain as they already got MAS earlier on !

And finally Sha, what have Sutan Amir Kaharuddin [ Mandor Diman ],Tok Jeleha Raub, Tok Gajah, Mat Kilau, King Ghaz, Tun Dr Siti Hasmah and Haji Yusuf Rawa share in common with us ?
We are migrants from Pagar Ruyong some 200 years back. We are Rao's.
Our fighting motto is : 'Bior mati di terkam harimo, jangan lari di kejor anjing ! '

You and Papa Sha, we have got to work on all our fours....let us not go for all these nonsense, TIDAK BERKAT .

Our prophet advised us that a clever Muslim lives in 2 worlds, The Here and the Hereafter. It is not meant to make us less than excellent in our conduct and thinking. On the contrary by so doing we should be the perfect khalifah for the world. In all papa wrote 18 articles on ' Death and Dying'.

وَقَالَ ٱرۡڪَبُواْ فِيہَا بِسۡمِ ٱللَّهِ مَجۡر۪ٮٰهَا وَمُرۡسَٮٰهَآ‌ۚ إِنَّ رَبِّى لَغَفُورٌ۬ رَّحِيمٌ۬ (٤١)
Bismillah himajreha wa mursaha inna Rabbi la Ghafur ru Rahim.
{Hud , 11 : 41 }
[ In the name of Allah be its course and its mooring. Lo! my Lord is Forgiving,
Merciful.]..Prophet Nuh alaihisalam on the eve of 'The Big Flood'.


In life, do not be afraid to 'be alone in the crowd', because at the end of our time we all will be alone in that small hole in the ground.
The quantum that will differentiate us, is at the end of the day, our individual level of piety [ taqwa ] and remembrance of HIM [ dzikr ]


Lina Joy Revisited, click here
Alone In The Crowd : Power of Dzikr, click here
Hasan Marican, click here
Case History, click here
TGNA in Conversation [ French ], click here
BERSIH, click here
Playing God, click here
Mixing the Profane and the Sublime, click here
A Letter To An Agnostic Friend, click here
Life Changing Lecture, click here
Advice I Wish My Children Will Read and Heed, click here
longevity, A Muslim Perspective, click here
From Libya to Tok Bali, click here
Redza , click here
Remembrance of Death, click here
Unto HIM is the journeying, click here
Let us All Burn The Quran , click here
Tan Seri, Let Us use The ISA !, click here
Read My Friend, Read This Universe, click here
Prayer of The Cicadas, click here
Leh Budu, Corporate Lembu, Shah Apakahnamadiadah, R'fidah and all that jazz, click here
Big Bang, Surah Al Anbiya and A Century of Science, click here
Bior mati diterkam harimo, jangan lari di kejor anjing, click here
On Life, Dying and Life after Death, click here
Let Us Have One School System PLEASE ! ,click here

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Dear brother
I feel for you when Sha (my dear sweet niece) has the gall to ask YOU to choose for her which posts to read (and not waste her time on others???)- and you obliged. Hahahaha - anyway don't forget our Rambutan party on 27 Nov and make sure Sha comes so that I could give her a piece of my mind.