Tuesday, April 27, 2010

Aku Dan Mereka yang Alpa

Alhamdulillah. Syukur kita ke hadrat Ilahi dengan segala nikmat dan kurniaan yang telah Dia berikan.

Di sini lidah penulis ingin membicarakan tentang kealpaan. Lebih sinonim dengan lupa. Adakah mereka diluar sana mengakui dirinya senang, hebat, berjaya sedangkan mereka sedang di uji. Mereka alpa sewaktu mereka senang ataupun susah ia merupakan sebuah bentuk ujian dari Allah kepada hamba-Nya yang digelar manusia.

Di dalam al-Quran Allah menyatakan bahawa:-

Patutkah manusia menyangka bahawa mereka akan dibiarkan dengan hanya berkata: "Kami beriman", sedang mereka tidak diuji (dengan sesuatu cubaan)? 

Dan demi sesungguhnya! Kami telah menguji orang-orang yang terdahulu daripada mereka, maka (dengan ujian yang demikian), nyata apa yang diketahui Allah tentang orang-orang yang sebenar-benarnya beriman, dan nyata pula apa yang diketahuiNya tentang orang-orang yang berdusta.

Surah al-ankabut ayat 2-3

Saya sendiri mengakui yang saya sering alpa, pada apa? pada siapa? Tentulah semua tahu tanggungjawab masing-masing. Saya ini makhluk ciptaan-Nya yang lemah tetapi diri saya ini alpa. Kenapa saya alpa? Kerana saya taksub dengan nikmat dunia. Ada apa pada dunia? Keseronokkan, kegembiraan, kekayaan, kesenangan, ketenangan.

Adakah semua ini benar wahai saudara dan saudari? Kita gembira dengan dunia, kita mencari kekayaan dengan pelbagai cara, dengan kekayaan kita jamin mendapat kesenangan. Tetapi kita manusia, manusia tetap manusia. Kita lupa bahawa kita senang didunia tidak bermakna kita senang diakhirat. Ini kerana kita senantiasa diuji dengan pelbagai ujian samada kita sedari atau tidak. Yakinlah bahawa setiap ujian yang datang, janganlah kita lupa bahawa Allah mendatangkannya setiap ujian itu mengikut kemampuan kita sendiri. Kita lupa tentang itu. Itulah sifat sebenar manusia. Alpa, Lupa!

Firman Allah:-

Barangsiapa bertakwa kepada Allah niscaya Dia akan mengadakan baginya jalan keluar (bagi segala permasalahannya) - 

Surah al-Talaq ayat 2

Apakah yang paling penting dalam hidup kita? Mengejar apa? Dunia? Maaflah sekiranya ada yang tersinggung dengan bicara ilmu ini. Ada yang mengatakan, "Saya mencari harta kekayaan untuk membantu keluarga, apabila kekayaan saya berlipat ganda, maka bergandalah amalan saya dengan mengamalkan sedekah".

Benar! Itu memang tidak salah. Tapi akan didatangkan ujian dan akan meresaplah perasaan alpa didalam hati manusia itu. Dibisikkan hawa nafsu berbunyi, "Ah! Bukankah lebih baik jikalau harta kekayaan aku ini digunakan aku untuk melancong (didalam hati berbicara bila lagi aku nak mendapat duit sebanyak ini). Bukanlah lebih baik aku menghiasi rumah aku ini dengan perabot-perabot mahal supaya kaum keluarga aku lebih selesa?

Inilah yang biasa terjadi. Ini yang biasa kita dengari. Tetapi saya yakin bahawa saudari dan saudara adalah hamba Allah yang kuat-kuat belaka dengan izin-Nya. Banyak lagi perkara-perkara yang kita lupa dan tanpa kita sedari akan mengakibatkan kerugian terhadap diri kita sendiri. Perkara diatas adalah contoh dan semoga pembaca menjadikannya peringatan supaya jangan jadi seorang yang alpa pada janji terhadap diri sendiri

Janganlah bimbang wahai saudara dan saudari, sesungguhnya kita sebagai makhluk ciptaan-Nya sentiasa dilindungi selagi mana kita mengingati Allah S.W.T.

Firman Allah:-

Katakanlah (wahai Muhammad): "Aku berlindung kepada (Allah) Pemulihara sekalian manusia.
"Yang Menguasai sekalian manusia,
"Tuhan yang berhak disembah oleh sekalian manusia,
"Dari kejahatan pembisik penghasut yang timbul tenggelam, -
"Yang melemparkan bisikan dan hasutannya ke dalam hati manusia, -
"(Iaitu pembisik dan penghasut) dari kalangan jin dan manusia". 

Surah An-Nass ayat 1 - 6.

Janganlah kita alpa untuk kembali ke jalan Allah kerana itulah satu-satunya jalan ke arah kebahagian dunia dan akhirat. Semoga menjadi peringatan kepada saudara dan saudari dan juga yang terutama untuk diri saya sendiri.


Thursday, April 22, 2010

Clash of the Titans


In Clash of the Titans, the ultimate struggle for power pits men against kings and kings against gods. But the war between the gods themselves could destroy the world. Born of a god but raised as a man, Perseus (Sam Worthington) is helpless to save his family from Hades (Ralph Fiennes), vengeful god of the underworld. With nothing left to lose, Perseus volunteers to lead a dangerous mission to defeat Hades before he can seize power from Zeus (Liam Neeson) and unleash hell on earth. Leading a daring band of warriors, Perseus sets off on a perilous journey deep into forbidden worlds. Battling unholy demons and fearsome beasts, he will only survive if he can accept his power as a god, defy his fate and create his own destiny. 

The results are noticeably strained and uneven, adding to the overall issue of Titans taking itself way too seriously while not delivering a full-tilt fantasy fracas. Where’s the excitement, thrills and dizzying nonsense promised by its rockin’ trailers?

I am not impressed with this movie and really disappoint me. Medusa, Kraken are like shit..Even Percy Jackson's and the Lightning Thief Medusa looks even cooler (that's because she was waring Oakley...hahaha).

As I am disappointed with the movie...a 2 POPCORN rating would be just...

Saturday, April 17, 2010


Yeszaaa...As you all should know...From now 17/04/2010 until end of May (or which ever comes first) I will be staying at my friend's Crib!!!Ariiiibaaa!!!

It has been a tiring move...From Bandar Utama to Kota Damansara...Luckily it was not that far but the things I drag along...Man!It's like moving the whole house...Hahaha...Sorry for the inconvenience Nas. Thanks again to the husband and wife for letting me chill out at your Crib for a while.

I will solemnly swear to try my best to make Nas live with a living Nightmare...Hahahah...Kidding!Kudos for me...another step in life I have achieved...Moving on to the next phase...

Ciow for now...Take care...Be happy always...


Friday, April 16, 2010

Alice in Wonderland

Director and subject matter make for a perfect marriage in Tim Burton’s version of the Lewis Carroll classic. ALICE IN WONDERLAND stars frequent Burton collaborator Johnny Depp as the Mad Hatter, DEFIANCE’s Mia Wasikowska as Alice, and Anne Hathaway as the White Queen.

There should be some indication in the title that this is a sequel to "Alice in Wonderland," not the same story. Alice is now a young lady, being proposed by somebody wholly unsuitable.

Alice at 19 recalls a lifetime of dreams about Wonderland, but now - as she is running away from the very public marriage proposal - she falls down in another rabbit hole, and ends up in a world vaguely familiar to her, a world in which (modified) Lewis Carroll characters remember her very well.

In a 3-D vaguely Avatarish setting, it's the Red Queen reign of terror, Helena Bonham Carter - big, grotesque head on a tiny body - having a grand old time. Johnny Depp - overacting to the max - is the Mad Hatter, also with a special-effect modified body, but most of the other characters are just computer-generated graphics.

So, it is the voices that "perform" - Stephen Fry is wonderful as the Cheshire Cat, Alan Rickman is predictably himself as the Blue Caterpillar, Paul Whitehouse is the March Hare, Barbara Windsor the Dormouse, Matt Lucas is both Tweedledee and Tweedledum, and so on.

Anne Hathaway is ridiculously miscast as a deliberately weird White Queen, although the character is supposed to represent Good against the Red Queen's evil.

It's up to Alice to save the world by slaying the Jabberwocky, turned into a super-monster here - the conflict being that she is not into slaying. How might this end? Don't look at me for spilling the beans, magic or otherwise.

Not surprisingly, Burton played it pretty safe by delivering a film that meets the visual expectations of his fans, yet remains family (and Disney) friendly. Playing it safe may make for an entertaining film but not an outstanding one.

Finally..the rating..I would say 3 POPCORNS would be appropriate..

Thursday, April 15, 2010

Digital Fortress

A long overdue for this book review - Well another great book by Dan Brown titled Digital Fortress. The way he writes is amazing because you felt that you never wanted to let the book down even for the tiniest second (OK! I am exaggerating on this because I put it down once and it took me 2 months to start reading it back..hehe).

So what's the book about? (this is the summary from the book).

When the National Security Agency's invincible code-breaking machine encounters a mysterious code it cannot break, the agency calls in its head cryptographer, Susan Fletcher, a brilliant, beautiful mathematician. What she uncovers sends shock waves through the corridors of power. The NSA is being held hostage - not by guns or bombs, but by a code so complex that is released would cripple U.S intelligence.

Caught in the accelerating tempest of secrecy and lies, Fletcher battles to save the agency she believes in. Betrayed on all sides, she finds herself fighting not only for her country but for her life, and in the end, for the life of the man she loves.

It is a good book but it cannot be compared to its previous predecessors like Da Vinci Code, Angels & Demon and the Lost Symbols. This books involves mostly on the U.S intelligence insight and played around with programming languages that even I have to Google the meanings. But heck it has been a pleasure reading it.

I shall..with the powers invested in me rate this book a 4 STAR..Happy Reading!!!