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.

Wednesday, June 01, 2011

Tomb of Tok Kenali revisited

Peace be upon you all. After 9 days of hiatus let's continue again with the storytelling on the trip to/in the East Coast end of 2010.

Thursday morning 30th December 2010. After having a nice sleep at a mosque in Kubang Kerian, Kota Bahru we went to this nearby Muslim graveyard.

We want to visit this building.

It is surrounded by plenty of graves...

Entering the building.

Welcome to the tomb of the famous Kelantan religious master and saint Tok Kenali. Having passed away about 80 years ago he used to conduct classes making the state a focal point for Muslim students from all over South-East Asia.

Oh. His tomb is the one marked by the rather round river stones. Next lies the tomb of his wife.

Then there' s the tomb of his family members. Tok Kenali is still a very well-respected name and his family still looked up to. By the way the mosque we slept at is the mosque of Tok Kenali built by his son in an area where the saint used to run his traditional Islamic learning school.


Anak Beringin said...

Assalamualaikum ...

Tuan merah silu...

Minta maaf byk2.. sedikit teguran dari ambo orang kelantan... adalah terlebih molek jika bergambar disisi makam dgn tidak membelakangi secara total ... sebaik2nya bergambar dgn duduk disisi kerana manjaga adab...

Apatah lagi jika duduk atau pijak di atas keranda.

terima kasih

Radzi Sapiee said...

Wassalam. Tak mengapa. Teguran diterima. Cuma mungkin saudara tak faham keadaan walaupun saudara orang Kelantan. Orang yang tidak ada kena mengena mungkin nampak kurang ajar duduk begitu. Tetapi apabila yang duduk itu cucu2 di sisi datuknya, siapa pula berhak berkata apa2 melainkan datuknya sendiri tak berkenan?