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.

Tuesday, March 20, 2007

Berpetualang ke Aceh: Membela syiar yang asal (BKA II)

Greeting dear readers. Today is 1 Rabiulawal 1428 Hijriah, the Islamic calendar month which includes the birthdate of the prophet Muhammad SAW 11 days from now. So came the urge to share the picture of the front cover of my coming novel, "Berpetualang ke Aceh: Membela syiar yang asal" (literally translated: "The trip to Aceh: Advocating the true faith) or BKA II.
The book is the same size as "Berpetualang ke Aceh: Mencari Diri dan Erti" (my first book, "The trip to Aceh: In search of self and meaning") or BKA I, so are the number of pages which is 300 plus 4 empty ones, because the number is a multiply of 16 (set of 4 pieces of paper folded in half to become 16 pages) in this case 16 x 19 = 304. It continues the story from book I and will bring readers further into the world of travelling and thoughts of Muhammad Al-Aminul Rasyid. So it will involve more weird and mysterious happenings, including studies in Tasawuf (Islamic spirituality).
For information, the editting and layout for the book using the softwares Pagemaker then InDesign was completed on Thursday 15 Mac 2007 just before Subuh (the Islamic early morning prayers). But I must do another layer of editting to strenghten the contents... The cover is also not 100 per cent completed as the inspiration for the poem at the back has not arrived.
After completing the editting on Thursday, my heart tells me to wait until the month of Safar is completed (the previous Islamic month). Today, Rabiulawal has entered, and so the following process will be continued today and that's why I got the urge to put the picture of the book's cover here and share the latest development of BKA II with dear readers.
Whatever, please pray everything will turn out smoothly OK... If there's no interference, God willing, the book will be in the market in May. Well, let me continue with work ya... Go on reading! :]