05 August 2013

Moment to Reflect ( Pt 10 ) – Selamat Hari Raya

Tidak rimbun
Tidak menghijau
Tidak mencakar langit


Juga makhluk Nya
Juga rekaan Nya
Juga memuji nama Nya

Kepada semua yang menerima keesaan Nya
Sekalong bunga
Diiringi ucapan


Berkhidmat kerana Tuhan untuk masyarakat


Ismail aka Pak Mail said...

Pakcik Al Manar,

Salam. Selamat Hari Raya kepada Pakcik dan seisi keluarga. Semuga semuanya dilimpahi kesihatan dan keberkatan kehidupan hendaknya.

kaykuala said...

Sekalung bunga menusuk jiwa
Diirringgi restu Yang Maha Esa
Selamat Hari Raya
Kepada ahli semua
Pakcik Makcik adik2 di Al-Manar

Dear Pakcik,
A simple limerick to accompany my Hari Raya greetings.
Selamat Hari Raya Aidil Fitri Maaf Dzahir Batin

Wishing Pakcik and Makcik and everyone in the family the Best in the ensuing year. May the blessings of Yang Maha Esa Allah s.w.t be with al-Manar always. Amin!


KotaStar said...

Diucapkan Selamat Hari Raya Maaf Zahir Batin. Do I notice something exciting in the photo of the bunga kertas without the greens?.

Wishing all safe and sound the families at ALMANAR

Temuk said...

Assalam AL-MANAR
That's a lovely bunga kertas! Have the leaves fallen by themselves?

Selamat hari raya eidulfitr. Maaf zahir batin..

NBK said...

Assalamualaikum Pakcik sekeluarga. Selamat menyambut Aidil fitri maaf zahir dan batin. Moga berbahagia bersama keluarga.

ahmad humairi said...

السلم عليكم ورحمة الله

Berbunga tanpa daun - sesuatu yang unik ciptaan Ilahi!

Buah cempaka di gubah intan,
Pecah kelopak di dalam perahu,
Ucapan dibuka dari lipatan,
Dari makhluk tak kita tahu.

Selamat Hari Raya, Maafkanlah Zahir dan Batin.

naniasda said...

As Salam Dear Pakcik Al Manar,
Selamat Hari Raya Aidil Fitri ...May you and family be blessed with Peace and Happiness always :)

Al-Manar said...

Pak Mail,

Lama sudah tidak nampak penulisan tentang pengalaman lama dengan anak anak kapal selam.

Salam hormat kepada sdr Pak Mail dan keluarga. Selamat Hari Raya

Al-Manar said...

Dear Hank,

I had a small laugh reading what you called simple limerick. I cannot tell the differene betwween limerick and lime! Mine is a simple lemonade, a kind of concoction!

Likewise I wish you and every memer in the family a joyous Hari Raya.Maaf dzahir batin atas apa apa kertelanjuran kata selama ini.

Al-Manar said...

Kota Star,

I reckon it is the hot saltish air from the sea that forces alternate appearance of green leaves and flowers. A passer-bye stopped to take a snapshot.

Visitors to our house have been admiring the pictures in your book. Its publisher has already emailed me. Thank you.

Our salaam and Hari Raya to you all. Maaf dzahir batin.

Al-Manar said...


I am pleased to see you around giving me an opportunity to wish you and your small family Selamat Hari Raya. Will your blog be updated for us to benefit from your medical knowledge?

Selamat Hari Raya dan maaf dzahir batin

Al-Manar said...

Ahmad Humairi,

Waalaikum Salaam Cikgu. Kaykuala panggil apa yang dia tulis sebagi 'limerick'. Apa pula dalam bahasa Melayu dan yang cantik tulis diatas apa pula namanya?

Saya juga ucapkan selamat Hari Raya dan maaf zahir batin.

Al-Manar said...


Begitulah juga ucapan kami berdua kepada Naniasda sekeluarga. Dipanjang umur jumpa lagi selepas Raya.

abdulhalimshah said...

Dear Pakcik,

Bunga kertas ditengah laman
Mekar jambangan indah menawan
Negara kita tenang dan aman
Tidak seperti ditempat yang rawan

Pohon rendang ditepi pantai
Ditiup angin China Selatan
Ucapan Syukur hidup yang santai
Dengan bebakti kepada Watan

Dengan pantun dua rangkap ini saya ucapkan Selamat Hari Raya Aidilfitri serta Maaf Zahir Batin kepada Pakcik, Makcik dan keluarga besar Al-Manar. Minal aidin walfaizin.

kaykuala said...

Dear Pakcik,
Since we're at it, a limerick rhymes as follows: The 1,2&5th lines rhyme together and are of longer lines. The 3&4th rhyme together and are of shorter lines. It comes with some humour sometimes. Two of my old limericks as given below:

A fellow was planning to wed
One who was playing hard to get
Try as he might
With all he had
Excepting him the rest she grabbed

A woman was putting on airs
Not young but attractive and fair
Sniggers all round
Made her frown
For being taken for an old mare


Al-Manar said...


My apology for delaying responding to your comments. Of late I seem to have more and more comments missed out only to be discovered later, a couple of them a few months. To me it is unforgivable.

After a few days of dry and hot weather all the leave begin to give way to flowers which finally replaces all the leaves. Later yooung leaves begin to appear and take over. I feel certain the weather does it especially when the two of us delay watering whe we hear thunders - bila dengar guruh dilangit sydrom!

Al-Manar said...


Dear AHS,you call yours 'pantun dua rangkap'. So Cikgu Humari's must be 'pantun satu rangkap'. The alternate rythm of your second rangkap is like Cikgu Humairi's only rangkap. Your first rangkap has similar rythm for all for lines.

Now, the English one,that called 'limerick' by our friend Kaykuala is different altogether.

Well I am learning, albeit a bit too late.

Selamat Hari Raya dan maaf zahir batin.

Al-Manar said...


Hank, look what I have done, getting you, Cikgu Humairi and AHS into giving pantun and limerick. I wonder what I will be messing about next - trying to show off with nothing but ignorance!

Selamat Hari Raya to all, you, Temuk (my plant expert), Cikgu, AHS and the rest.

ahmad humairi said...

Assalamualaikum kembali,

Cuma nak respon tentang limerick tu...

Istilah dalam Bahasa Melayu digunapakai sebagai limerik atau maksudnya lima baris ayat (lucu)/ sajak 5 baris.

Saya mengistilahkannya sebagai limalirik.....bolehkot???

MamaTim said...

Assalamuálaikum Pakcik & Makcik yg dikasihi..


Al-Manar said...

Cikgu Humairi,

Terima kasih kerana datang pula mengisi kekosongan ruang pantun dalam pengertian sayaa. Baru nampak sedikit. Belumpun bawa masuk yang dari Jepun pula, Haiku dan sebagainya - nama sahaja yang saya tahu seperti bahasa Jepun. Wallahu A'lam.

Al-Manar said...

Mama Tim,

Waalaikum kembali kepada Mama Tim diiringi ucapan Selamat Hari Raya. Semoga kesemua dalam keluarga bersedia untuk bersuka ria menyambut Raya.

Unknown said...

salam, en route sending my only girl cucu to school, she spied two trees in full blossom, one was pink, the other off- white complimenting each otherand forming two canopies up about 60ft from the ground. They stood majestic outside the entrance of Bukit Jalil Technology Park.
She is 8 and hardly artist material but she appreciated the beauty of the sceene.`Pokok tu dah bunga ya, Wan'I love these trees, though not like I marvel at the Japanese Cherry Blossoms.
Your leafless bloom reminded me of those flowers. Life has so many beautiful panorama in store especially when one is tired and mid-day fast hungry!
Here's wishing Your family and You,dengan setulus ikhlas, SELAMAT Menyambut Eidulfitri, Maaf Zahir dan Batin, tersilap bahasa dan kata. Have a wonderful and memorable silaturrahim time with sanak saudara and sahabat handai serta taulan.
Wish I can be with my sibs in Chukai and the beach of Kijal. Fancy how fate sent two Johoreans to `Ganu.
Thank you for allowing me to visit, at times.

Anonymous said...

selamat hari raya...yg jauh tetap dkenang......jasa dan pengorbanan tetap diingati...moga dirahmati Allah s.w.t

Al-Manar said...

Shakirin Al-Ikram

Seeing my leafless bloom reminded you of your only girl cucu's comment, and that prompted you to leave comments. It is odd to think how coincidence happens. To us it is coincidence but not to HIM, the Ultimaate Planner.

You are welcome to call again and leave comments. Regretfully I am simply ignorant on how to get to your blog entries. The needs to 'join Google' and so on baffles me. It sounds like joining an exclusive club whilst my blog is open freely to all.

I hope you have had a lovely day today with children and cucus. I had my ten cucus giving life to this otherwise a quiet home of an aged couple.

You have to sibs in Chukai. That sounds like work connected with oil industry. Take a drive to Chukai and go a bit further to where we are.

Al-Manar said...

Nadia Farhana,

Thank you. I hope today's Hari Raya was a memorable one to you and family, and pray that it is not the last one, insya Allah.

Like my comments to the sbove blogger, I am sad to say that I am simply not familiar with having to join Google and 'circle' to share whatever. I only know of this simple blog open to all visitors, devoid of exclusiveness. As I felt I should return your visit I tried but fail to get free admission.

Anyway you are welcome again freely.

Unknown said...

Thanks cikgu, my siblings oldies amd mouldies like me. The one in cukai a pencen school teacher, followed my brother, who married a soft- spoken gem-hearted ustazah fr Pasir Gajah. They moved to their own home in Kijal.
We are Johoreans of Kelantan and Pahang strain. I love to hear you UAI speak. We Raya in Cukai and stayed at the Homestay back in 2011. aalway Love the town and the varieties of food by the river! And give me nasi dage `Ganu anytime.
But this year my son cannot take leave. Welcome to atok and nenek Club!
Tahniah ramainya your little people!

Unknown said...

Pakcik, salam aidilfitri. Mudah-mudahan Ramadhan yang telah meninggalkan menjanjikan Syawal yang bermakna. Semoga pakcik, makcik sekeluarga terus diberi kesihatan, kebahagiaan dan keberkatan kehidupan.

Al-Manar said...


I hope your hari raya was a good one this year. Can you give me your email so that I can ask some questions?

Al-Manar said...


We have houseful of kids and have beeh having busy time to put it mildly. It is nice to see your appearance here and yours is still left dormant. Hope all is well. I wonder howm the girl is doing. Expect an email.