Sunday, January 31, 2010

2 minggu telah berlalu

Hari ini genap 2 minggu saya ber'mastautin' di bilik 101 katil A, Wad Ob/Gyn, Royal Commission Medical Center, Yanbu Al-Sinaiyah..
sungguh-sungguh saya disuruh berehat di sini.. seperti sang permaisuri segala keperluannya dipenuhi.. makan-minum 5 kali sehari berhantar-berambil oleh pekerja, kain-baju berbasuh-berlipat oleh dear hubby, menonton TV atau movie 24 jam sehari, cadar-selimut sentiasa berganti..
deep down inside, rindunya terasaaaaa... rindu untuk bersama-sama suami dan anak-anak yang kini tinggal 2 jam sehari sahaja berjumpa, rindu untuk mengemas rumah itu dan ini, rindu untuk mencuba pelbagai masakan untuk hidangan keluarga, rindu untuk melihat langit biru terbentang luas, rindu untuk menghirup udara segar di luar sana, rindu untuk berjalan-jalan di Dana Mall atau Star Market...
You'll never know how precious those activites are until you lost them!!

To my dear husband,
I couldn't describe how thankful I am for all that you have done while I'm away.. here's a poem dedicated for you...

My Hero

Someone who gives away,

Gifts of love each day.

Things that can’t be sold,

Like a hand reached out to hold.

The warmth within a smile,

That lingers for a while.

Someone who loves you,

No matter what you do.

Someone who always cares,

What burdens another bares.

Finding good inside the bad,

Sharing happiness with the sad.

And with a loving embrace,

Makes this world a better place.

Someone who doesn’t realize,

They’re a hero in someone’s eyes!

This is what you are to me,

My hero is who I see!

Wednesday, January 20, 2010


salam all..
I was hospitalized since last sunday in RCMC... and still here today... wuuiiiissshhh... tiring... Diagnosed as having placenta previa... but still not sure of the stage yet... pheewww.. so many days to decide? {no comment}
anyway, here's some info on placenta previa...

What is placenta previa?

Placenta Previa is a condition where the placenta lies low in the uterus and partially or completely covers the cervix. The placenta may separate from the uterine wall as the cervix begins to dilate (open) during labor.
Placenta previa affects about 1 in 200 pregnant women in the third trimester of pregnancy. Placenta previa is more common in women who have had one or more of the following:
  • More than one child
  • A cesarean birth { is my special case}
  • Surgery on the uterus
  • Twins or triplets

What are the different types of placenta previa?

  • Complete previa: the cervical opening is completely covered
  • Partial previa: a portion of the cervix is covered by the placenta
  • Marginal previa: extends just to the edge of the cervix

What are the symptoms of placenta previa?

Signs and symptoms of placenta previa vary, but the most common symptom is painless bleeding during the third trimester. Other reasons to suspect placenta previa would be:

  • Premature contractions
  • Baby is breech, or in transverse position
  • Uterus measures larger than it should according to gestational age

What is the treatment for placenta previa?

Once diagnosed, placenta previa will usually require bed rest for the mother and frequent hospital visits. Depending on the gestational age, steroid shots may be given to help mature the baby's lungs. If the bleeding cannot be controlled, an immediate cesarean delivery is usually done regardless of the length of the pregnancy. Some marginal previas can be delivered vaginally, although complete or partial previas would require a cesarean delivery.

Most physicians recommend women who are experiencing placenta previa to:

  • Avoid intercourse
  • Limit traveling
  • Avoid pelvic exams

What causes placenta previa?

The exact cause of placenta previa is unknown. However, the following can increase your risk:

  • If over the age of 35
  • Had more than four pregnancies
  • Have a history of uterine surgery (regardless of incision type)

Friday, January 8, 2010

Isu Penggunaan Kalimah Allah

Kat bawah ni ada artikel yang menarik dari email yang diterima ...

On December 13, 2009, during the Worldview of Islam Seminar organized by the Assembly of Muslim Intellectuals or Himpunan Keilmuan Muda (HAKIM) and Persatuan Kebangsaan Pelajar Islam Malaysia (PKPIM), there was a question being posted to Professor Al-Attas regarding the polemical usage of the word "Allah" by the non-Muslims.

Below is the transcript of his brief-but-yet-concise enlightening remarks. As a word of caution, though, one must not only rely on this brief transcript alone to understand the whole spectrum of Prof. Al-Attas' view about this theological matter. Further thorough elucidation of his thought can be found in numerous works of this great Muslim scholar of this age, such as Prolegomena to the Metaphysics of Islam, Islam and Secularism, Islam dalam Sejarah dan Kebudayaan Melayu and A Commentary on Hujjat al-Siddiq of Nur al-Din al-Raniri.

Question: The using of kalimah “Allah” by other people in this country
Answers by Prof. Syed Muhammad Naquib Al-Attas:

Well I have been talking about this long time ago. I remember about this in ISTAC, when we first established ourselves (late 80’s and early 90’s), I think the Arcbishop of Penang was asking this question. And I have answered that.

And then we had a meeting with the Archbishop of Kuala Lumpur and about all the representatives of Christianity, including the ministers, we had a meeting at ISTAC.

And I said, “Why you want to use the word ‘Allah’ for yourself?”

They said “we going to pray in Bahasa Malaysia”

That’s the way they put it. So my answers to them, “Why you have to change praying into Bahasa Malaysia. You have been praying in English all the time. Why suddenly change into Bahasa Malaysia?”

Ok, so they said they want to change so that it more patriotic. Then in that case I’m saying that “why don’t you use Tuhan while praying in Bahasa Malaysia? Because you are talking about God isn’t it?…God is not just a name…”Allah” is a name of this Being whom you called God… and in fact a Being whom even higher than what you called to be God”

And then I said, “ …and “Allah” is not from Bahasa Malaysia. It is not a national language. It belongs to the language of Muslim all over the world. Therefore your argument using this for the word “Allah” does not fit into your idea of God. Because “Allah” does not have a son, It is not one of three (Trinity), that is why out of respect to Allah we can’t allow you to use this.“

But when we Muslim, when we write in English we say God, or when we talk to people we say God but we mean “Allah”…but they cannot say when they speak about God it means “Allah” as they don’t mean it.

So in this particular respect, we have to be clear about this, not was-was (hesitate)...whomever responsible in our governing, they have to be clear about this and to explain to others.

We agree you want to use God, then use Tuhan as we also use that…but we understand in the Malay language that Tuhan is not a translation of Allah..that is why we say “tiada Tuhan melainkan Allah” not “tiada Tuhan melainkan Tuhan”. We don’t say “there is not God but God” least the ulama’ among the Muslim Malays, we understand what is the meaning of that (word “Allah”).

So “Allah” cannot be translated as no language has translated Allah. The Arabs themselves they only use that after Islam..although the word existed (before)..the Christians Arab they also did not use Allah (in theological, epistemological and ontological sense in the same manner as the Muslim)..if they say that it is just a language..they talking about language..because they say “Allah” like the Muslim when they (melatah)…

So it appears they want to do that in order to confuse the Muslim into thinking that all the same..that is why I say one of the problems about religion is the nature of God..about who Allah is..that is why in Arkanul Iman (The Pillars of Faith), the first thing is “amana billah”.

“Who is this Allah?” and that need to be explain at higher institution in a proper way…

So we have answer the question. It is not proper to allow them using this, since they asking us and there is no point bringing this to court since this is not a matter of court to decide it whether they have the freedom to use it or not. It is up to the Muslims.

But then if they used it and said “in Indonesia they have use it, why can’t we?”…but it is because of the Muslims..if Muslims don’t care they will go on and use it..and in Indonesia they are using not only that, other things they even call it “choir” as “selawat”. Choir is not a “selawat”, as “selawat” is for’s not singing hymn..

And they also talk Indonesia they are also confuse..Muslims..that is why this thing happen. Sometimes the language when you come across English words like “Prophet of Doom” in Indonesia they said “Nabi celaka”. How can there be “Nabi celaka”? What is meant by the “Prophet of Doom” is…even the word Prophet in English does not mean “Nabi” only…it means “yang meramalkan malapetaka”..that what it means…so the “Prophet of Doom” means “yang meramalkan malapetaka”, not “Nabi celaka”.

They (the Muslims in Indonesia) seem not to bother about this. What we can say is that ultimately well they say “God is not Allah”...well if you want to use the word God, we are saying we also use the word God, we refer to Allah as we know and we are not saying that your God ultimately will not refer to Allah. You can’t run away from Allah. You can only escape Him and so in the Qur’an (surah An-Naas) says: “Qul aAAoothu birabbi annas, Maliki annas, Ilahi annas”. He (Allah) is saying “ I am the real Ilah (God) of naas (mankind)”, although mankind (non-Muslim) does not interpret it that way.

My comments:
If that is the case, that shows how persistent were the Christians in finding the loopholes be it in legal or cultural dimension to further their cause that might create confusion to the Muslim's polity if not being mitigated by the governing authority of this land.

As I iterated before, by having confused so-called Muslim authorities which normally appear in the silhouette of Salafism/Wahabbism as well the Modernist/Reformist (actually they are just the two sides of the same coin), the "public sphere" itself has been flooded with confused views which do no good to the Muslim's cause in defending their creed from blasphemy.

It is best to leave this matter to the Muslim scholars who have been trained as Theologians (mutakallimun), that possessed in depth understanding on Islamic Theology, Islamic and Western Philosophy as well knowledge about the Western Civilization (which Christianity is one of the mosaic part of the whole picture) to deal with this issue succinctly.

Most of them that I have known are the young protege of Muslim scholars who being trained by Prof. Al-Attas himself during his days in the "original" ISTAC like Prof. Wan Mohd. Nor Wan Daud (ATMA-UKM), Assoc. Prof. Dr. Zainiy Uthman (IIUM),Prof. Alparslan Acikgenc (Fatih University), Dr. Mustafa Ceric (Grand Mufti of Bosnia-Hezergovina) , Dr. Zaidi Ismail (IKIM), Dr. Sani Badron (IKIM), Dr. Wan Azhar (IKIM), Dr. Farid Shahran (former VP of ABIM, IIUM) Dr. Wan Suhaimi Wan Abdullah (UM), Dr. Azizan Sabjan (USM), Dr. Adi Setia (IIUM ) Ustaz Asham Ahmad (IKIM), Ustaz Nik Roskiman (IKIM) while Prof. Al-Attas' students from Indonesia who have fought closely in this issue the likes of Dr. Syamsuddin Arif, Dr. Hamid Fahmy Zarkasyi, Dr. Adian Husaini, Dr. Khalif Muammar, Ustaz Adnin Armas, Dr. Ugi Suharto and many others. Do google their name for further references.