Wednesday, September 12, 2007

Selamat Berpuasa

Ramadhan never fails to take me to far away places that I've been. Taj Mahal is an all-time favourite but the Boscarsija Mosque (see pic) in Sarajevo that I visited, when Bosnia was war-torn and Malaysia was doing something, is always special. Back home, the Shah Alam state mosque is awesome.
There was a mosque up in the hills in Clementi in Singapore, where I prayed as a boy, but I don't have its picture, except for the one in my mind.
Elok-elok poso tu, brothers and sisters, wherever you are.

40 comments:

  1. Terimakasih Kata Tak Nak, Shanghai, Mr Nobody and Amir for the early greetings. Happy Ramadhan to all Malaysians.

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  2. rocky,

    have a joyous Ramadan!

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  3. Dear Rocky and family,

    Selamat berpuasa :)

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  4. Anonymous1:20 pm

    Bro, selamat berpuasa!

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  5. Selamat Berpuasa kepada semua ummat Islam seluruh pelusuk dunia. Banyakkan beramal ibadat dan kurangkan berpolitik.

    c-bok.blogspot.com

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  6. Rocky, Fasting is the state of the Mind, set it for Love and you are on the way to a beautiful time during this Rahmadan and the months ahead. Have a nice day and take care.

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  7. Anonymous1:30 pm

    Yes bro, i remember that little mosque on Clementi Hill. That where I had my nikah ceremony . How could i forget it.

    Visited it a few years ago and I couldn't recognize it anymore. Not for anything --but there don't seem to be a hill anymore. Use to remember how its majestic position gives you such a commanding view overlooking clementi road and the hill slopes.

    Sadly its just another building now. Maybe we've grown bigger and older now or the poor mosque has been minimised to such a state with all the progress around it.

    Anyway--selamat berpuasa bro !

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  8. Anonymous2:06 pm

    Dear Rocky,
    The past year have been very challenging for you and several other friends. Just would like to thank you for your contributions to all of us and may Allah repay you in this holy month, insyallah. Lets us all pray and ask for his blessings. Insyallah, segala yg dibuat dengan ikhlas akan dibalas sebaiknya.
    salam,
    Pak Din

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  9. Anonymous2:12 pm

    Ramadhan Mubarak to you and all readers. It is a month for restraint so don't go waste yr money at the hotel buka puasa. Who can eat RM 80=++ worth of food during Buka anyway?

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  10. Anonymous2:35 pm

    Ha! Deng nak tambah sikit kek "Elok-elok poso tu, brothers and sisters, wherever you are." tu ha!

    Bukang apa, deng nak ingak kan sajo yo: Poso tu bukang tak makang dang minum je yo :)

    Seriously again, Salam Ramadhan to all, most especially the host of this wonderful blog, bro Ahiruddin. - Amir

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  11. May He bless you always, rocky.

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  12. Selamat berpuasa, bertarawikh, bermoreh.....

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  13. Anonymous3:56 pm

    Sdr Rocky

    Selamat Menyambut Ramadhan AL Mubarak. Semoga kita sama cuba meningkat usaha amal jariah dan ibadat..memperkuatkan iman ...mendoakan agar segala usaha kita diberkati Allah SWT. Insya Allah...salam to family.

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  14. Anonymous4:12 pm

    Salaam bro,

    Wishing you and all Muslims Ramadhan Mubarak and I hope this Blessed month will bring us closer to Allah SWT and the people we love.

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  15. Anonymous4:29 pm

    I am a dog. So maybe I can get away with puasa-free in Ramadhan.

    Hehehehehhehehehehehe ;)

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  16. Anonymous5:03 pm

    Selamat berpuasa Boss, good to see you the other day at Blog House...I was with my young son

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  17. Anonymous5:29 pm

    To all Muslim readers and Brother Rocky, Selamat Berpuasa and have a Joyous Ramadhan.

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  18. Hei Morons!

    Puasa puasa aja le! Jangan lah berpuisi saperti menyeru meneguhkan jati diri, kuat kan iman blah blah blah!
    I hate it when self-righteous Muslims, especailly Malays, they are very fond of reminding others to be closer to God blah blah blah! as though we are not! Hey! Muslims are naturally close to God that is their raison de'tre if they are one. They pray, they do not commit sin to hurt other, they do not commit the heinous and unnatural act such as buggery and corruption, stealing from others and to help thy neighbour, among others!
    I hate it when Muslims, the self righteous one of course, who stop from doing unnatural acts of such as buggery, corruption, stealing, drinking alcohol for only one month and they feel good about it, to them fasting is like one month of "Catholic confession forgive me father for I have sin" crap! What a bunch of hypocrite!
    I also hate it when Muslims, the Malays especially, to go on a food binge and spree at the market buying ikan bakar, murtabak bunch of them, or going to hotels or restaurant stuffing themselves dead, well this to me is not Islam, as I have been taught. Come Ramadhan all Muslims, as one of the five pillars, must do and please do not be condescending to one another, puasa tu puasa saja le! Dan jangan lah chuba menjadi saorang alim menasihati suatu sama lain! Poso jo dan tutup mulut!
    Well, what the heck!

    Selamat Berbuka Puasa and try to be a nice person while alive and dont sell the country, I think you know who you are Moron!

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  19. selamat berposo to u too brader. minda pon kena berpuasa. so could well do without 'Janine' for the time being.

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  20. I used to work in SG, relocated back to KL recently. The mosque u mentioned is the Darussalam Mosque at Clementi, new building too.

    Have a good Puasa bros & sis!

    cheers

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  21. Anonymous6:40 pm

    Just can't help noticing how the hotels and large restaurants have commercialised 'buka puasa'. One week before even the first day of Ramadhan, the local papers are bombarded with adverts. Mind you, none of the buffets are below RM60!

    Apart from the exploitation, these outlets seem to miss the point of the true meaning of Ramadhan. I need some well-versed Muslims to help out..but this is a time for conservative behaviour,no?

    They are truly health hazards too, what with the rich food being served. The Minister of Health can score some brownie points if he comes out with some healthy statements now :-)

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  22. Anonymous6:57 pm

    bro,

    selamat menyambut ramdhan almubarak. semoga puasa kita mendapat keberkatan.

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  23. Anonymous7:42 pm

    Selamat Berpuasa kawan-kawan semua.

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  24. salam sdra
    sahabat dan keluarga serta semuanya, saya mengucapkan selamat menyambut Ramdhan Shariff. Semoga Allah swt memberikan kekuatan, kesihatan,memberkati dan mengampuni kita, InsyaAllah.

    " Wahai orang-orang yang beriman, telah wajib ke atas kamu berpuasa sebagaimana telah diwajibkan ke atas umat-umat yang sebelum kamu, semuga kamu menjadi orang yang bertakwa."
    Surah Al Baqarah, ayat 183

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  25. Anonymous9:04 pm

    Dear Rocky,

    Selamat berpuasa to you and your family.

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  26. Anonymous9:52 pm

    I like this time of the year, always looking forward to the month long Pesta Makanan fever. This is one reason why I like Malaysia and usually I will put on weight at least additional 2kg.

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  27. Anonymous1:01 am

    Bro Rocky,

    Moderation. The key to all that is good, especially in this blessed month.

    Yes, I too hate to see people buying wheelbarrow loads of food for buka puasa at the stalls. It’s like it’s a duty to binge to make up for the day's deprivation.

    Also the commercialization of Ramadan by the hotels. A shame that net profits must be sought in such a gross way. Buffets that will invariably go to waste for it must be a tough stomach that can stomach so much food after a day without. Somehow somewhere down the line I think the essence of Ramadan has been missed.

    Anyway, enough of this pontificating. Thanks for your blog and thanks for all the scoops. No matter how small, we must all do our part to make this country a better place to live in.

    A blessed Ramadan to all.

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  28. As salamu 'alaykum and Ramadan Mubarak!
    Yes I remember Masjid Tentera at Clementi hill, used to do my Friday prayer there during my secondary school days at West Coast Rd. I still can remember the sound of cicadas in nearby woods while praying there. Nice spot on the hill...

    More info & photos of the mosque:
    http://www.muis.gov.sg/cms/services/Mosques.aspx?id=371

    JazakAllahkhair!

    Salam,
    Hatz

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  29. Just had my sahur. Selamat Berpuasa all.

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  30. Hatz, you didn't go to YISS, did you? Thanks for the link!

    Pak Din & walla, terima kasih.

    Old Jurongian! The Masjid Tentera it was then called!

    And Pasquale, tq for the sermon. Tapi ianya "cuba" dan bukan "chuba". Ejaan BM dah lama tukar beb.

    Dah Imsak.

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  31. Hatz, you didn't go to YISS, did you? Thanks for the link!

    Pak Din & walla, terima kasih.

    Old Jurongian! The Masjid Tentera it was then called!

    And Pasquale, tq for the sermon. Tapi ianya "cuba" dan bukan "chuba". Ejaan BM dah lama tukar beb.

    Dah Imsak.

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  32. Anonymous5:39 am

    Rocky,

    Selamat menyambut Ramadhan Mubarak to you and to all your Muslim visitors/readers.

    kak ton

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  33. ya brader rocky,

    tak bnyk program bulan posa nie, tapi kita tetap berposa jugak..

    semoga kita berposa dgn diterima oleh Dia... amin...

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  34. Selamat Berpuasa, Semoga diberkati Allah

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  35. Ejaan BM mungkin sudah lama bertukar atau berubah Pak tetapi saya chuba membayangkan keadaan dan pemikiran Melayu sekarang? Masih bantut Pak, masih belum berubah dan masih kolot!
    Tetapi, benarkan kan lah saya mengeja BM dalam chara lama! Dan pada kamu semua yang munafik dan berkechimpong lah kamu semua di dalam kanchah perlimbahan masharakat yang busuk dan kotor, dan saya, ya saya akan membawa diri jauh dari serpihan serpihan dan tempias tempias ini dan akan berhijrah ka Sulawesi!

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  36. Anonymous1:02 pm

    Sdr pasquele

    It is not about being hipocrite or being morons when we talk about ramadhan. There is a need to remind each other. We hope by reminding each other we can improve ourselves and be a better human being. While it is nice to chat and give comments on the blog..as an individual of Allah SWT what are we doing ...we criticise the slow and almost hopeless leader of this nation and other politicians, but as a citizen what can we do..just give comments on the blog and have a 30 second stimulating experience or what.

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  37. Happy Ramadhan al-Mubarak to you and all Muslim brothers and sisters.
    Kalau ada yang beragama lain yang berpuasa mengikut hukum agama mereka, selamat berpuasa!

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  38. Have a wonderful Ramadan!

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  39. Selamat menyambut bulan Ramadan Al-Mubarak :) selamat berpuasa, maaf zahir & batin.

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