MALAYSIAN ECONOMY 2016

I had not written anything on the Malaysian Economy for quite a while. On one part, I had to admit that I have lost some interest in the subject, and on the other part, I have not been spending much time on the subject, mainly due to what I observed as the “lack of interest” […]

LIFE IS LIKE A BALOON

In this article I would like to take it light, something not too serious, but good for us to ponder and contemplate. Life is like a balloon. When you are growing up, you blow it with your full might. While it ballooned up makes you wonder, how large it could be. You became sometimes proud, and sometimes […]

ON MAKASIB (EFFORTS)

In Islam, the efforts to get Rizk (Providence and livelihood) is called “makasib”(  مَكَاسِبٌ ). It is something that is at times obligatory (Fard), sometimes permissible and encouraged, but may also be discouraged (makruh), and in certain cases, must be avoided (Haram). All of these could be understood clearly depending on conditions and situations of […]

ON HARI RAYA CELEBRATIONS

First, I would like to wish all Muslim readers, belated Eidul Fitri AL Mubarak, كل عام و انتم بخير (kullu aam wa antum bi khair; Wishing you blessed year ahead with all the goodness from Allah). I would like to comment here about the Raya celebration in Malaysia, which in my view is quite “endemic”. I […]

ON SOUL, MIND & BODY

I had written about the subject sometimes back, and here is a revisit and revision of the previous article. Our existence is on THREE LEVELS: 1) Jismaniah (matter or physical forms – BODY); 2) ‘Aqliyyah (the intellect and all that relates to it  – MIND); and 3) Ruhiyyah (the metaphysical part of our self – […]