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, April 25, 2013

Finding a way to Raudhah inside the Masjid Nabawi

Continued from Going to Medina.

So we have arrived at our hotel in Medina. After a short rest I walked to Masjid Nabawi, the mosque of the Prophet Muhammad SAW and explored some of its corners. This picture is taken after I went out for a while. Then I went in again for the Zuhur (afternoon) prayers.

For the record the mosque is about 400 metres wide and 300 metres across. After entering from the left-side I had to walk a considerable distance to enter a certain place inside the mosque.

The place is called the Raudhah, a certain area which the Prophet said is a garden from paradise.

The authorities tend to create temporary barriers at different parts of the mosque to control the crowd and the Raudhah lies just after this. Looks like I have to find another way in.

So there I was hustling with a big crowd, all wanting to have the blessing of being inside the Raudhah.

The pulpit of the Prophet. It is said that the Raudhah lies between the pulpit and the Prophet's tomb some 20-30 metres to the left.

The mihrab of the Prophet. It was the front-most area inside the mosque during his time more than 1,400 years ago and that's where he used to lead prayers.

At this juncture one could safely say one is inside the blessed Raudhah.

Satisfied, I went outside following the crowd pass the three panels where lies the tomb of the Prophet behind. For my record this is the 1,131th article in this blogspot.

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