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Tiga buku pertama yang ditulis dan diterbitkan saya.

The first three books written and published by me.

"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, Mei 2007

"Berpetualang ke Aceh: Sirih Pulang ke Gagang?"

ISBN 978-983-42031-2-2, November 2007

Buku keempat bertajuk "Rumah Azan". Diterbitkan April 2009 oleh syarikat Karnadya dengan pertolongan Dewan Bahasa dan Pustaka, buku ini memaparkan gambar-gambar cantik berserta cerita di sebalik masjid-masjid terpilih yang boleh dikaitkan dengan sejarah Melayu Islam dan pembentukan negara Malaysia.

The fourth book titled "Rumah Azan". Published in April 2009 by the company Karnadya with the help of Dewan Bahasa dan Pustaka, this book features beautiful pictures along with stories behind selected mosques which could be related to the history of Islam and the Malays and the formation of the nation of Malaysia.

Buku kelima saya "Ahlul Bait (Family) of Rasulullah SAW and Malay Sultanates" diterbitkan awal 2010. Ia merupakan terjemahan buku "Ahlul Bait (Keluarga) Rasulullah SAW dan Kesultanan Melayu" karangan Hj Muzaffar Mohamad dan Tun Suzana Othman ke dalam bahasa Inggeris untuk pasaran antarabangsa.

My fifth book "Ahlul Bait (Family) of Rasulullah SAW and Malay Sultanates" was published early 2010. It is a translation of the Malay-language book "Ahlul Bait (Keluarga) Rasulullah SAW dan Kesultanan Melayu" authored by Hj Muzaffar Mohamad and Tun Suzana Othman turned into English for the international market.

Seperti buku ke-empat saya "Rumah Azan", buku ke-enam "Kereta Api Menuju Destinasi" juga adalah buku mewah yang diterbitkan oleh syarikat Karnadya dengan kerjasama Dewan Bahasa dan Pustaka. Keluar Januari 2011 ia memaparkan gambar dan cerita tentang pengembaraan menaiki keretapi ke seluruh Semenanjung Malaysia berserta tempat-tempat menarik yang boleh dicapai dengan cara ini.

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.

Buku ketujuh saya "Jejak keluarga Yakin : Satu sketsa sejarah" pula ada sebuah coffee-table book atau buku mewah yang ditulis, disunting, direkaletak dan gambar-gambarnya diambil sendiri oleh saya. Keluar dari kilang Oktober 2011, buku yang menggabungkan sejarah keluarga dengan sejarah tempat-tempat seperti Singapura, Johor, Batu Pahat, Muar malah ada sejarah Pulau Jawa dan Inggeris sekali ini telah diulas dengan saya ditemu ramah secara langsung dalam program Selamat Pagi Malaysia di RTM1. Lihat artikel Siaran langsung ulasan buku "Jejak keluarga Yakin : Satu sketsa sejarah" dan temu ramah di Selamat Pagi Malaysia. Sedikit isi terpilih ada dipaparkan dalam Sneak peek "Jejak keluarga Yakin : Satu sketsa sejarah".

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".

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Terbaru : Siri novel "Berpetualang ke Aceh" kini boleh didapati dalam bentuk e-book. Masuk http://www.e-sentral.com/, klik kategori novel am dan pergi ke mukasurat 4. Anda juga boleh taip perkataan "Aceh" pada kotak carian. Atau terus klik Buku 1, Buku 2 dan Buku 3.

Latest : The "Berpetualang ke Aceh" series of novels could now 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, October 16, 2018

Surau (Praying hall of) Kampung Chemperoh, Janda Baik

Salam semua. Satu perkongsian kecil...
Peace be upon you all. A small sharing...


Hujung minggu lalu saya dan keluarga menginap di Janda Baik lalu singgah di surau ini.
Last weekend me and family lodged at Janda Baik and stopped by this praying hall.





Dahulu ia adalah bangunan kayu. Sekarang ia bangunan batu...
Previously it is a wooden building. Now it a brick building...











Monday, September 24, 2018

Galeri Darurat Bukit Kepong (Bukit Kepong Emergency Gallery), Muar

Salam. Ini daripada Sabtu 9 hari lalu.
Peace be upon you. Thi is from Saturday 9 days ago.


Saya telah bercuti di Muar membawa keluarga berjalan-jalan sehingga ke Bukit Kepong lalu singgah ke bangunan ini.
I have been holidaying in Muar and brought the family around up till Bukit Kepong and stopped by at this building.


Ia bersambung dengan balai polis lama sana.
It is attached to the old police station there.


Bangunan ini dinamakan Galeri Darurat Bukit Kepong. 
The building is named Galeri Darurat Bukit Kepong ( (Bukit Kepong Emergency Gallery).


Ia merujuk kepada zaman darurat yang pernah melanda Semenanjung Tanah Melayu akibat serangan pengganas komunis selepas Perang Dunia Kedua.
It refers to the emergency period which plagued the Malay Peninsular because of attacks by communist terrorist after the Second World War.


Galeri diselenggarakan oleh Polis Diraja Malaysia.
The gallery is maintained by the Royal Police of Malaysia.


Oleh itu ia mengandungi banyak maklumat tentang penubuhan pasukan polis...
As such it contains many information on the establishment of the police force...








Penekanan diberikan terhadap Peristiwa Bukit Kepong yang berlaku 23 Febuari 1950. Ini merujuk kepada serangan komunis terhadap balai polis sini yang mengorbankan banyak nyawa,
Stress is given to the Bukit Kepong Incident which happened on 23rd February 1950. This refers to a communists attack on the police station here which costs a lot of lives.


Sejarah melibatkan peranan polis terus disentuh untuk tempoh-tempoh selepas itu...
History involving role of the police continued to be touched on periods after that...








Senjata api daripada beberapa dekad pun dipaparkan...
Firearms from a number of decades ate thus put on display...





Bangunan lama balai polis turut digunakan sebagai galeri.
The old police station building is also used for gallery.





Berbagai aspek kehidupan polis dan keluarga pada zaman Peristiwa Bukit Kepong dipaparkan kepada umum...
A number of aspects on the life of the police and their families during the period of Bukit Kepong Incident are displayed to the public...








Friday, September 21, 2018

Makam (Tomb of) Tok Raja Tua, Sungkai

Bersambung daripada Makam baru (New tomb of) Laksamana Nakhoda Hitam?.
Continuing from Makam baru (New tomb of) Laksamana Nakhoda Hitam?.


Lewat petang keesokan harinya kami lalu di Sungkai lalu singgah ke makam ini.
Late in the afternoon the following day we passed Sungkai and stopped by at this tomb.


Kami diberitahu ia milik seorang tokoh penghujung abad ke-19 yang dikenali sebagai Tok Raja Tua.
We were told it belongs to a figure at the end of the 19th century which was known as Tok Raja Tua.


Dikatakan beliau terlibat dalam pembukaan sebuah kota lama yang dikenali sebagai Kota Laksamana.
It is said he was involved in the opening of an old fort which is known as Kota (fort of) Laksamana.


Kota tersebut sudah hilang. Beliau juga dikatakan terlibat dengan pembukaan Kampung Tiang Bertarah dan Changkat Sulaiman.
The said fort are now lost. He is also said to have been involved in the opening of Kampung (village of) Tiang Bertaraf and Changkat Sulaiman.



Makam baru (New tomb of) Laksamana Nakhoda Hitam?

Bersambung daripada Masjid (Mosque of) Sultan Idris II, Teluk Intan.
Continuing from Masjid (Mosque of) Sultan Idris II, Teluk Intan.


Seterusnya kami pergi ke kawasan pemakaman keluarga saya sebelah bapa di sebelah masjid lama Batak Rabit, sekitar 5 km ke barat bandar Teluk Intan.
Next we went to my family from my father's side burial ground besides the old mosque of Batak Rabit, around 5 km to the west of Teluk Intan town.


Terperanjat kami melihat satu bahagian telah dibina bangunan baru.
Surprised we were to see a section has been erected with a new building.


Turut didirikan papan tanda menyatakan ia adalah makam Laksamana Nakhoda Hitam, Laksamana pertama Perak.
Also erected is a signboard saying it is the tomb of Laksamana Nakhoda Hitam, the first Laksamana (something like royal admiral) of Perak.


Difahamkan bangunan baru dan papan tanda didirikan 3-4 bulan lalu.
It is understood the new building and signboard was built 3-4 months ago.


Ada beberapa orang bapa saudara saya mempersoalkan kenapa disebut ia makam Laksamana Nakhoda Hitam sedangkan dalam kawasan bangunan terdapat makam Laksamana lain dan ahli keluarga.
There are a number of my uncles who questioned why it is mentioned as the tomb of Laksamana Nakhoda Hitam when inside the building area are situated tombs of other Laksamanas and family members.


Pada saya itu tidak menjadi masalah. Ini kerana saya sudah melihat banyak kawasan makam ditandakan dengan nama seorang tokoh yang dianggap paling utama walaupun terdapat beberapa makam lain dalam kawasan yang sama. Adapun Laksamana Nakhoda Hitam memang seorang moyang utama kami apa lagi beliau memang disenaraikan sebagai Laksamana pertama Perak.
For me that is not a problem. This is because I have seen many tomb areas which are marked by the name of a personality considered as the main figure although there are a number of tombs within the same area. As it is Laksamana Nakhoda Hitam is indeed a main ancestor of ours what more he is listed as the first Laksamana of Perak.


Apa yang membuat kami musykil bila masa malah benarkah tinggalan jasad beliau pernah dialihkan ke sini? Sedangkan setahu kami Nakhoda Hitam yang meninggal dunia hampir 300 tahun lalu dimakamkan di suatu tempat yang sekarang dikenali sebagai Kampung Bahagia, lebih 10 km ke arah barat laut. Ada orang masjid memberitahu jasad beliau sudah dialihkan ke sini pada tahun 1980an kalau tak salah ingatan. Tetapi bapa-bapa saudara saya yang membesar di Batak Rabit pun tidak pernah mendengar cerita tentangnya kecuali baru ini. Jadi mereka masih menyoal apakah benar perpindahan pernah berlaku.
What made us perplexed is when or in fact is it true the remains of his body has been moved here? Since as far as we know Nakhoda Hitam who passed away more than 300 years ago is laid to rest at a place now known as Kampung Bahagia, more than 10 km towards north-east. There was a member of the mosque who said his body has been moved here in the year 1980s if memory is not mistaken. But my uncles who grew up in Batak Rabit themselves have never heard any story on this until recently. Thus they are still questioning if it is true such a movement have taken place at all.



Nota tambahan : Sekitar jam 9 malam seorang saudara telah menghubungi saya untuk memberitahu bahawa memang benar jasad Nakhoda Hitam telah dipindahkan ke Batak Rabit. Menurut beliau ini berlaku sekitar tahun 40an atau 50an. Memang saudara ini patut tahu kerana lebih dekat dengan pejabat Laksamana. Bapa beliau pernah memegang jawatan tersebut, begitu juga datuk dan moyangnya.
Extra note : Around 9 o'clock at night a relative contacted me to tell that indeed the remains of Nakhoda Hitam has been transferred to Batak Rabit. According to him this happened around the years 40s or 50s. Indeed this relative should know as he is closer to the office of the Laksamana. His father had hold the said position, so did his grandfather and great grandfather.


Masjid (Mosque of) Sultan Idris II, Teluk Intan

Salam pagi Jumaat. Hampir 2 minggu lalu saya ada membawa keluarga ke Teluk Intan. Ada sedikit perkongsian...
Peace be upon you this Friday. Almost 2 weeks ago I brought the family to Teluk Intan. There's a little bit to be shared.


Kami singgah di masjid utama Teluk Intan iaitu Masjid Sultan Idris II.
We stopped by at the main mosque of Teluk Intan which is Masjid (Mosque of) Sultan Idris II.








Lihat ke dalam...
Looking inside...


















Wednesday, August 29, 2018

Masjid (Mosque of) Kampung Jerung Surau, Marang



Petang itu kami bergerak lebih 20 km ke selatan Kuala Terengganu untuk menghadiri satu majlis di Kampung Jerung Surau, Marang.
That afternoon we moved more than 20 km to the south of Kuala Terengganu to attend a function at Kampung Jerung Surau, Marang.


Singgahlah di masjid kampung...
Visited the village's mosque...











Tengok-tengok ia memiliki mimbar yang sangat menarik.
As it turned out the mosque has a very interesting pulpit.