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, August 12, 2015

Beruas raya open house invite

Peace be upon you all. Last weekend me and family went off to Beruas in Perak to conduct a function. The night before the function started we were told that our group of Malay sovereignty activists were invited to attend a raya (Muslim Malay festive celebration) open house in town. Here is the story...

Our function which is called HIKMAH Beruas was held starting 9 am at a community hall in Kampung Banjar, 15 km south of the town of Beruas. Our itinerary was already packed when we received the invite. And we were expecting participants to come from many far away places turning up at different times. So it would have been much easier to just turn the invite down.

But it would have been rude and unthoughtful if we did that. So despite the fact that the invite could severely disrupt over intended proceedings, we decided to bring some members on to Beruas town.

The decision on how to handle the matter all rest on me. After weighing all the options, I found the solution. It's just a matter of going out at the right time after our function has started. Then we could reshuffle back our itinerary...

We left our function venue after 12 and arrived at the open house, held at the town's field about 20 minute later.

So there we were in our old traditional Malay attire.

Indeed, the sight of us is one to behold...

We were honoured as special guests coming from all over Malaysia. In fact we have members coming overseas from Aceh and Bentan.

Apart from honouring the invite, it was also an opportunity to state to the locals that we intend to make field visits to a number of historical places around. And thus their permission plus blessings were sought...

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