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.

Thursday, July 23, 2009

Injustice would destroy mankind

Nice pix huh? Picked from the Net...

Greetings all. Here's another voluntary translated piece I did today, as some sort of 'celebration' for having finally finished the much much harder and time-consuming translation followed by editting of a 500 page A4 book in Malay containing some 150,000 words. As for the subject here, I just followed the order of original Malay articles as available in the website http://www.shiar-islam.com/ . So there, any coincidence is unintended. Cheers! :]


By Ustaz Syed Hasan Alatas

Translation by Radzi Sapiee

Allah said in the Quran:

“How many a community We have annihilated because of their wickedness. They ended up in ruins, stilled wells, and great empty mansions. Did they not roam the earth, then use their minds to understand, and use their ears to hear? Indeed, the real blindness is not the blindness of the eyes, but the blindness of the hearts inside the chests.” (al-Hajj:45-46)

In these verses, Allah s.w.t. reminds us humans how many communities including major kingdoms have been destroyed by Allah because the inhabitants were unjust. Such was their calamity that their houses were ruined, the sources of water, the wells becoming dry. How many proud mansions including palaces went down until what is left are just the foundations. If we don’t believe this then we are asked to walk across the surface of earth and witness ourselves the truth.

Yes, if we were to go far in this world, we would see for ourselves how many kingdoms have been destroyed by Allah. Kingdoms of the Pharaoh, Nimrod, the Romans, Persians and many more are now ruined because of the wickedness done by its people, injustice and oppressions.

The earth is now getting hotter, hot not just because people carelessly intrude into nature destroying flora and fauna, natural habitats of other creatures but also to meet their boundless irresponsible passion, the need to sastisfy their own selfish personal needs. Such is the extent that justice has been set aside. Instead they offer a new definition of ’justice’ defined out of their own whims and fancies to protect their own interests. Thus we have parties that say; we have the right to have advanced weapons especially weapons of mass destruction like the nuclear bomb. And our friends especially those who are ready to support our cause are also allowed to have such weapons and develop it. In fact we will help them in this matter. But whoever are our enemies and not on our side, don’t even think of trying to have these sort of facilities. If your are working on one (even if it’s nuclear power to be used to generate electricity) then close it down fast. Otherwise you will be immediately boycotted.

It would be very good if true justice is really practised in this world. If we really want to save the earth, then every nation, every race without any exception must all destroy these dangerous weapons especially the ones in their own hands. When that is done, then only we could say we are being fair. God willing, the world then would be saved from destruction, and mankind can continue to live in peace and harmony.

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