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The Pencil

Posted in Anekdot with tags , , , on July 15, 2010 by jabalnurr

A boy was watching his grandmother write a letter. At one point he asked:
‘Are you writing a story about what we’ve done? Is it a story about me?’
His grandmother stopped writing her letter and said to her grandson:
I am writing about you, actually, but more important than the words is the pencil I’m using. I hope you will be like this pencil when you grow up.’

Intrigued, the boy looked at the pencil. It didn’t seem very special.
‘But it’s just like any other pencil I’ve ever seen!’

‘That depends on how you look at things. It has five qualities which, if you manage to hang on them, will make you a person who is always at peace with the world.’

‘First quality: you are capable of great things, but you must never forget that there is a hand guiding your steps. We call that hand God, and He always guides us according to His will.’
‘Second quality: now and then, I have to stop writing and use a sharpner. That makes the pencil suffer a little, but afterwards, he’s much sharper. So you, too, must learn to bear certain pains and sorrows, because they will make you a better person.
‘Third quality: the pencil always allows us to use an eraser to rub out any mistakes. This means that correcting something we did is not necessarily a bad thing; it helps to keep us on the road to justice.’
‘Fourth quality: what really matters in a pencil is not its wooden exterior, but the graphite inside. So always pay attention to what is happening inside you.’
‘Finally, the pencil’s fifth quality: it always leaves a mark. in just the same way, you should know that everything you do in life will leave a mark, so try to be conscious of that in your every action’

source: “Like the Flowing River” by Paulo Coelho

“Negara Islam jadi kenyataan jika UMNO, PAS bersatu: Panel”

Posted in Anekdot on July 11, 2010 by jabalnurr

Saya setuju!

(walaupun bentuk perlaksanaan, boleh dibincangkan lanjut)

Negara Islam jadi kenyataan jika UMNO, PAS bersatu: Panel

2010/07/11

KOTA BHARU: Cita-cita untuk menjadikan Malaysia sebagai negara yang mengamalkan dasar Islam akan menjadi kenyataan jika PAS dan UMNO bersatu dan bekerjasama.

Panel Pemikir Jabatan Hal Ehwal Khas (JASA), Lokman Nor Adam, berkata cita-cita PAS merealisasikan hasrat itu akan menjadi lebih mudah jika mereka berbaik-baik dan bekerjasama dengan UMNO berbanding dengan DAP dan Parti Keadilan Rakyat (PKR). Continue reading

Belia, Islam & Melayu

Posted in Thought pool on July 4, 2010 by jabalnurr


Kalau roboh Kota Melaka
Papan di Jawa hamba dirikan
Kalau sungguh bagai dikata
Badan dan jiwa hamba serahkan

Indah bukan?

Bertentangan dengan apa yang anda fikirkan, ini sebenarnya bukanlah pantun cinta. Bahkan ia merupakan pantun patriotik dan perjuangan. Kota Melaka merujuk kepada bandaraya bersejarah yang sewaktu zaman kegemilangannya merupakan sebuah pusat tamadun Islam di Asia Tenggara. Terdapat bukti-bukti sejarah yang menonjolkan Melaka sebagai pusat perhubungan di antara Khalifah Uthmaniah Turki dengan kawasan sekitar tersebut. Kesatuan dan kekuatan umat Melayu Islam di rantau tersebut dibuktikan dengan kuatnya keazaman untuk mempertahankan Islam dengan “mendirikan papan di Jawa” sekiranya Melaka jatuh diserang musuh.

Nah! Kenapakah secara tiba-tiba saya mengungkit kembali tentang kisah silam ini? Continue reading