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 28, 2011

The new mosque in Chendering, Kuala Terengganu

At the southern fringe outside the city of Kuala Terengganu could be seen a new mosque being built.

I don't know if it has been completed. For the record these pictures were taken almost 8 months ago.

What is sure, it is an impressive mosque.

Its design is similar to Masjid Abidin also known as the white mosque in mid city Kuala Terengganu which I understand is the royal mosque.

So it makes me wonder why this similar mosque was being built some 9 km further.


vijayandra said...

The UMNO/BN government had gone beyond the inital expenditure to construct this mosque after demolishing an historical mosque.Wood from the old mosque were shared by the committee members when it could have been used in the new mosque.The mosque had different contractors and the delay is on purpose.The number of workers from outside does not depict the urgency to finish.This is mainly because Chendering is no more the fort of UMNO but PAS.The people of Chendering had been divided from time memorial due to political differences.Allah is pushed aside and the politics of the day comes first.When PAS took over the state this mosque was the focus where the imams were from the opposition but when UMNO won it went back to its former.Those who drew the plan for the mosque are very stupid and immmature as they did not understand that it is Chendering and not Kuala terengganu.The architecture is not suited for the place.They just borrowed and never knew the pulse of the people of Chendering.The mosque will be ready next year and that time PAS would have taken the state.At present the other mosque is PAS's and soon another mosque will be added.UMNO supporters will not pray thus defeating the very idea of Islam.

Radzi Sapiee said...

Thanks for the input. It is unfortunate to hear about the actual circumstances behind the building of the mosque. I'm dumbfounded really...