This blogspot is a medium to share my thoughts and adventures apart from promoting my books. Below are the books which have been written or authored and published by myself.

"Berpetualang ke Aceh: Mencari Diri dan Erti".

ISBN 983-42031-0-1, Jun 2006

"Berpetualang ke Aceh: Membela Syiar yang Asal"

ISBN 983-42031-1-x, May 2007

"Berpetualang ke Aceh: Sirih Pulang ke Gagang?"

ISBN 978-983-42031-2-2, November 2007

It is interesting to note that while these books were written in Malay it has gained enough attention to merit being part of the collections of the American Library of Congress and National Library of Australia. Look here and here.

While the first three books were published by my own company, the fourth titled "Rumah Azan" was published in April 2009 by a company called Karnadya with the help of the Malaysian national literary body Dewan Bahasa dan Pustaka. It features beautiful pictures along with stories behind selected mosques which could be related to the history of Islam and the Malays alongside the formation of the Malaysian nation. Look at the article A collaboration of old collegemates - the book "Rumah Azan".

My fifth book "Ahlul Bait (Family) of Rasulullah SAW and Malay Sultanates", an English translation and adaptation of the Malay book "Ahlul Bait (Keluarga) Rasulullah SAW dan Kesultanan Melayu" authored by Hj Muzaffar Mohamad and Tun Suzana Othman was published early 2010. Look here... My 5th book is out! Ahlul Bait (Family) of Rasulullah SAW and the Malay Sultanates... . For more information check out my Malay blogspot CATATAN SI MERAH SILU.

Like my fourth book "Rumah Azan", the sixth book "Kereta Api Menuju Destinasi" is also a coffee-table book which is published by the company Karnadya with the cooperation of Dewan Bahasa dan Pustaka (the main Malay literary body in Malaysia). Coming out January 2011 it features pictures and stories on the adventure travelling by train to all of Peninsular Malaysia along with the interesting places which could be reached this way.

My seventh book "Jejak keluarga Yakin : Satu sketsa sejarah" in turn is a coffee-table book which is written, editted, designed and has pictures taken by me. Coming out of the factory October 2011, this book which combines family history with history of places such as Singapura, Johor, Batu Pahat, Muar and in fact the history of the island of Java and England has been reviewed with me interviewed live in the program Selamat Pagi Malaysia at RTM1. Look at the article Siaran langsung ulasan buku "Jejak keluarga Yakin : Satu sketsa sejarah" dan temu ramah di Selamat Pagi Malaysia. Some selected contents have been featured in Sneak peek "Jejak keluarga Yakin : Satu sketsa sejarah".


The "Berpetualang ke Aceh" series of novels could be obtained in e-book form. Enter http://www.e-sentral.com/, click general novel and go to page 4. You can also type the word "Aceh" at the search box. Or click straight Book 1, Book 2 and Book 3.

Friday, November 06, 2009

Masjid Tanah, the mosque made from soil

Early October, after returning from a raya trip back to Muar I visited again the town of Masjid Tanah, Melaka where lies and old mosque which gives the place its name...

The words Masjid Tanah literally means the "soil mosque"... or mosque made from soil. Yes, this mosque was originally built using soil as its the main ingredient. This could be attested by a 'window' inside the mosque showing an untouched part from those days...

For me it is a very peaceful and tranquil place...

While this mosque is still used by some to conduct their prayers, nowadays it is kept mostly for history and prosperity. If I'm not mistaken it has been gazetted as a heritage building. Prayers now are mostly done at the main mosque in another part of town...

Here, let me present the following pictures without any more explanations ya. To know more about the mosque you can read the old article titled Asal usul nama (Origin of the name) Masjid Tanah in the blogspot SENI LAMA MELAYU (MALAY OLDEN ART) . Cheers! :]


haSan faTula said...

Salam, pendapat saya masjid yang digunakan lebih tahan lama daripada masjid yang terbiar atau jadi bahan sejarah, ya tak?? macam la rumah yang diduduki dengan rumah terbiar ...

Radzi Sapiee said...

Wassalam. Itu memang benar. Faktor manusia ada di dalam itu memang boleh menghidupkan sesuatu bangunan...