15 August 2014

All in the family (Part 13 )

This day 15th August 2014


We thank YOU

That we’re still here
To see today’s sunrise
To have been given children 
And friends

That YOU never cease
To provide us
Everything we need
To have made us care
For others
As YOU care for us


We need no candles
No flowers
No cakes
No gold medals


We have YOU
Yesterday today and tomorrow


And in our silent prayers

Nasykuruka wa-nahmaduka
wa-IYYAKA naa'budu
Wa-IYYAKa nasta’iin



The beginning
 Just the two 

Under a large durian tree they chose to unite

Plus Three

It becomes Two plus Three

And now - the two + three ++ twenty +++? 
Wallahu aa’lam

Berkhidmat kerana Tuhan untuk kemasyarakatan


Unknown said...

Tahniah Pakcik Hassan n Makcik. Semoga panjang umur.

kaykuala said...

Dear Pakcik,
You are doing your part in extending the progeny as blessed by The AlMighty ALLAH SWT. Congratulations, Sir! The cycle will go on, and the family will continue to prosper! Great!


Al-Manar said...

Dear Amirah,

Thank you. Hope you will have a pleasant time in Kubang Kerian.

Al-Manar said...


You have fine words for me, Hank. We all do our parts for reasons beyond our own needs. That keeps us going while we are still around.

sintaicharles said...

So happy for you.

Anonymous said...

Semoga pak cik n famili sentiasa dlm peliharaan
ALLAH swt.Amin

Al-Manar said...


Thanks you. I am guilty of not crossing the South China Sea for a long time. Will do that in a short while.

Al-Manar said...


Thank you Amin. I am glad you are around. Do not forget to call at our house again. There is so much I need to ask you.

All the best to you

GUiKP said...

Salam Pak Cik,
Alhamdulillah for the blessed life, and may your family and Al-Manar continue to grow and prosper.

NBK said...

Alhamdulillah n tahniah to Pakcik n Makcik. I think the organizer for kursus perkahwinan should call pakcik and others who have achieved this far in family life. Baru boleh percaya..cakap serupa bikin..:)

suka suka said...

Assalam.. tahniah kepada tuan dan isteri.. best wishes..

Al-Manar said...


Occasionally I popped to see, only to be disappointed to see blog not updated. Of course I can understand the reasons too well. It is so pleasant that occasionally you still visit us. Kak Salmah sometimes questions me how you and family are. We hope all is well. %hat big boy must be really big now.

Our regards to you all. Dipanjang umur berjumpa lagi.

Al-Manar said...


Jangan cakap begitu.
Of course there are advantages for being senior in age, But the age carries risks and liabilities as well. Who wants to hear all the gory tales? Your profession (if I guess right) is one that gives you the right to give advice.

Salaam to you both.

Al-Manar said...


Thank you. I said to Makcik about a blog that talks about plants, including mengkudu which we have in plenty growing wild in our garden.

Sila datang selallu kalau senang dan kalau hendak lihat suasana yang sesuai dengan memgkutu singgah lah satu hari. Ambillah seberapa banyak yang masak tu dengan percuma!!

GUiKP said...

Salam Pak Cik

Alhamdulillah our eldest finally got his wish to live independently to pursue his ambition to be an architect. He is doing a two year pre-U programme (IB diploma) in Malaysia and in sya Allah with good pointers (at least 35/45) he'll be accepted into a 4-year degree programme in UK. Going forward, I hope I get the opportunities to occasionally participate in academic programmes organised by UMT/UNISZA/UiTM, and visit both of you in Pengkalan Maras again. Till then, Selamat Berbudi dan Berbakti.

abdulhalimshah said...

Salam Pak Cik,
I wonder what happened to my comment in this posting of yours, where I sent my greetings and compliments on your ryhmes. It has been quite some time I have not been visiting your posts. I had emailed you too, please see your inbox.

Al-Manar said...


That is marvelous, the first being an architect to design a retirement home. Of course you are welcome to
Pengkalan Maras where there is a bed reasonably priced!

Al-Manar said...


Do you think the comment was published against the earlier posting?

An mail response is coming. Thank you my friend.

naniasda said...

Alhamdulillah...biar kita hidup sederhana asal bahagia dan sentiasa dibawah lindunganNya..

Anonymous said...

Alhamdulillah 'ala kulli nikmah. Congratulations Pakcik and Makcik on your anniversary! May Allah shower you and your loved ones with His blessings here and hereafter.

Al-Manar said...


Amat betul, sederhana tapi bahagia. Untuk kami sudahlah berlalu mengajar kanak kanak 'Wan hinga 10'!

Al-Manar said...


Thank you. There is a new development on Perkaya project. Call over and Pakcik will brief you, on one condition that you come WITHOUT 'buah tangan'.

Unknown said...

Tick by tick,
As the clock goes on,
Until the last struck,
Signaling the end of all,
Even the time itself,

From the beginning to the ending,
Our journey on the borrowed time,
Is merely a tiny fragment’
A dust on a valley of sand,
But still it is a ride, worth to take on,
Again and again,
Hand in hand,
With the One, by your side.

p/s: Happy 50th anniversary Pok Cik, hope to be there for the 51st…

Love always,

Al-Manar said...


That is truly beautiful. You are good. I wish I knew you, Aliff. Regretfully I cannot recall having seen your appearance here. Your blog does not seem active and it is one of the Google kind that requires a visitor to be a member. Anyway I would like to see you again with your fine poem..

Love you too, my son.

Kak Teh said...

Tahniah and with lots of love from all of us here.

Unknown said...

Assalamulaikum, that's anugerah Allah to yang dia masih kasehi..
Lama le tak bertnya khabar. Syulur Allah bg nekmat umur dan keluarga bahagia.
Mungkin satu masa dapat membaca kisah lama Mei13 dan angkara mereka yg tamak dan loba.
Saya masih tk berpeluang lakana cita-cita belajar balik hal Agama utk bekalan akhirat. Take care, Wassalam.

Al-Manar said...


Thank you, Kah Mah said if you and family are coming to KL for the wedding of Pa's daughter, she will see you there. Abang Ngah will stay 'jaga rumah'.

Love from Kak Mah and Abang Ngah.

Al-Manar said...

Shakirin Al-Ikram

Waalaikum Salaam.
Betul lama tak nampak. Saya ada juga pergi tapi blog puan susah nak tinggal catatan. Yang baru sekali nampaknya menulis dalam kaadaan meradang sungguh. Memang sedap baca menulisan yang begitu ikhlas dan terus terang. Teruskan.Kalau boleh permudahkan pembaca tinggal catatan.

Al-Manar said...

The following comment is part of a message from Shakirin Al-Ikram:

"Walaikumussalam cikgu, dah tk memblog hanya komen pautan orang lain. Anak pun masuk keluar hospital kerana terlepas monitor gula hampir kabur mata. Sekarang fB dan Tweet aje.
Better cari keredhaan Allah. Masa tidak menyebelahi Pesakit mak - anak. Kita masih allah sayang, bagi peluang bertaubat!
Saya nak tanya cikgu ade buku Mei13 catitan Cikgu? Terima kasih, jaga kesihatan cikgu berdua. Like reading your posts always.

Al-Manar said...

Shakirin Al-Ikram,

Waalaikum Salaam.
Sedih mendengar hari raya yang tidah dapat disambut dengan meriah olehkerana keuzuran dalam keluarga. Itu semua cubaan. Saya harap kesihatan yang dibayangkan itu akan kembali.

Saya tidak mempunyai buku catitan May 13 yang puan tanya. Apa yang berlaku masih jelas dalam ingatan - sungguh menakutkan. Saya bertugas di bsandaraya yang diisytihar darurah dan dalam kawalan tentera. Saya rasa ada buku buku yang ditulis tentang peristiwa itu. Maaf.