10 July 2013

A Thought - A Wish

It comes every year, a chance to show that we are human, durable and willing to be subjected to rules and regulations, and believing in rewards and punishments.

I ask myself whether I am starting to do what I am doing today because I am a Muslim, full stop. But I wonder what goes behind this yearly ritual. It cannot simply be the need to understand hunger and to appreciate poverty.

I wonder.

When I was a child I was told that if you are lucky you will bump into the elusive Lailatul Qadr somewhere in the dark of the night towards the end of the holy month. There is a subtle message somewhere.

I   wonder.

This is just a thought and I wish my Muslim readers a fruitful month of Ramadhan, and wish that this may not be our last.

Berkhidmat kerana Tuhan untuk kemanusiaan


kaykuala said...

Dear Pakcik,
Rewards and punishment and an obligation. Some manage to spice things up with all excitements. They look forward to it for the one next year may not arrive! So they make the
most of this year's! Selamat Berpuasa to Pakcik, Makcik and everyone at Al-Manar!


ahmad humairi said...

السلم عليكم ورحمة الله

Benar, Lailatul-Qadr - ianya turun disuatu tempat di kegelapan malam. Dan suatu yang benar juga ianya turun sewaktu dengannya selepas dinihari, di siang hari, tanpa disedari, walau terang bersuluh mentari di muka bumi sebaliknya! Wallahualam.

Selamat memburu Lailatul-Qadr!
Moga 'A Thought - A Wish' kan dapat kita lalui juga di tahun-tahun mendatang.

Selamat Berpuasa.

Nur Syamimi Athirah said...

ALLAHUAKBAR, pak cik. Long time no see. I missed ALMANAR, you and mkcik.insyaALLAH this eid I will drop by to see you and taste 'kueh raye' at your sweet home. By the way pak cik, can you give me your email? I think I have misplaced it.

Al-Manar said...


Dear Hank, Today is the third day. How it comes and goes. Hope all goes well with your best seller.

Wish you and family a pleasant month of fasting and a Happy Hari Raya

Al-Manar said...

Cikgu Humairi

Sama samalah kita berdoa petunjuk dari NYA dan agar ini bukan lah bulan terakhir untuk kita beribadat dan memburu Lailatul-Qadr

Al-Manar said...


When you drop in we hope you will also hand over your special inviation card!

My email is as shown on my Profile Page - almanar@pd.jaring.my
You have something private to tell us, right?

Temuk said...

السلم عليكم ورحمة الله
I find the tasauf groups really exciting when they dwell into the deeper meaning of Allah's commandments and life experiences that He has allowed us to go through.
May I wish you a very pleasant and rewarding Ramadhan.

Nur Emyinda said...

Assalam Dear Pakcik,

May Divine pour His blessings on you like rain throughout this holy month...May Allah bless you with happiness and grace your home with warmth & peace !

Ramadhan Mubarak!

Al-Manar said...


Waalaikum Salaam Pak Temuk.

At times it does us good to sit back and imagine we are among the sufis, giving a deep thought to what lies beneath the surface. Unfortunately it is not easy to find one who can initiate and guide us.

Hope you and family will have a rewarding Ramadhan as well and Selamat Hari Raya

Al-Manar said...

Nur Emyinda

Waalaikum Salaam to you, too, dear Nur Emyinda.
This is a month we try to improve our thoughts and acts of goodness. We wish you all the best and Selamat Hari Raya

Anonymous said...

السلم عليكم ورحمة الله,
Pakcik, i am too in a journey,one never really stop growing and learning as long as we live kan? its good to wonder, sometimes i do too with such childlike curiosity...as i find adult tend to over complicate matters. Anyway pakcik selamat berpuasa and may you find the elusive Lailatur Qadr within.


abdulhalimshah said...

Dear Pak Cik,
Ramadhan is the holiest of all the months in the Muslim calendar and we need not wonder as to the rewards and bounty which are promised by Allah because the Al-Quran and the As-Sunnah are the basic guidance for the faithful. Indeed blessed are those who are able to meet Ramadhan and are able to perform all the ibadat as our preparation for the world hereafter. Wallahuwa'lam.

Al-Manar said...


WalaukSalaam to you as well.
It is good to be curious. That is an essential key to learning - the what and why questions.

I wish you and family a pleasant Ramadhan and a Happy Hari Raya.
I need to ask some question but cannot find your email. Please email Pakcik on almanar@pd.jaring.my

Al-Manar said...

Akhi AHS,

I suppose you have already started gathering for buka puasa leading to the sembahyang raya. Time flies and let us pray that we will see the next Ramadhan.

abdulhalimshah said...

Dear Pak Cik,
Actually this Ramadhan is very significant for me more because my sleeping disorder which afflicted me for a couple of months had been overcome. It looked like that it was preparing me for the Qiamullail, which I look forward to meet in the last ten nights of Ramadhan. Now my sleeping pattern is back to normal and the test is whether I can meet the challenge of performing the Qiam.

School Of Tots said...

Alhamdulillah to be the lucky few who manage to enroll in madrasah Ramadan this year. Hope to graduate at the end of the month in flying colors. Better solat hajat every night without fail asking from Allah to grant 'me' Lailatul Qadr, hence became the Luckiest man of all humankind.

Al-Manar said...


What a surprise Ramadhan gift it is for you, Akhi AHS. And now you are physically and psychologically prepared. Praise be to Him.

Al-Manar said...


You have put your thought and prayers nicely. Ameen to that. Selamat meneruskan 'kursus' berpuasa dan dianugerahkan 'ijazah' yang dijanji NYA.

Rahmah said...

Assallam pakcik,
It's been some time..hope both makcik n u are fine. I hope to b in kuala tganu in august n really hope to meet u n see al manar ;) bolehkn pakcik?

Al-Manar said...

Cikgu Rahmah,

Do contact us whenever yyou are in KT. Do not be surprised to see quite a few old pupils coming and going during Hari. Outside school holidays we can normally offer our visitors accommodation. Raya.almanar@pd.jaring.my - 019 9839703