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, July 10, 2012

Mosque of Kuala Dulang, Jelebu

Closer to the town of Kuala Klawang lies this old mosque.

Called the Masjid (mosque of) Kuala Dulang, it is said to be the oldest mosque in the district of Jelebu.

For the record this is the 969th article in this blogspot.

Let's have a look inside without further comments ya...

Canon of Dato' Undang Abdullah

Besides the tomb lies this staircase.

It leads to a canon.

The canon belonged to a person known as Dato' Undang Abdullah.

He was a leader of the state of Sungai Ujong which contains the town of Seremban.

Family visit to the tomb of Moyang Salleh

Continued from Johan's qeqah ceremony.

The following day we decided to go to the town of Kuala Klawang. Just before town lies this tomb complex.

I have been here once or twice before but has never brought the family.

Welcome to the tomb of the person known as Moyang Salleh.

Leader of the state of Jelebu some 300 years ago, he was instrumental for making the confederation of states later known as Negeri Sembilan independent from the Johor empire.

Johan's qeqah ceremony

OK. I was going through my file of pictures to gather material for a certain function I'm due to conduct soon when I found out that there's a whole section of events and travelling done in April 2012 which I've forgotten to commit at any of my blogspots. So here goes one.

This is our baby Muhammad Alauddin Johan. He was born 17th February 2012 while this picture was taken 21st April.

We were then getting him ready for a ceremony...

It is the qeqah function, a celebration for newborns optional in Islam.

The function was held at the house of my sister-in-law in Jelai, Negeri Sembilan.

This is a function where womenfolk take centre stage by reciting verses praising the holy Prophet Muhammad SAW.

Then the baby was taken around for his hair or whatever little of it to be shaved or cut off bit by bit.

For a better look view the video below...