Wednesday, March 2, 2011

Donate to Islamic Relief Fund

Yahya related that Malik heard al-Ala ibn Abd ar-Rahman say, "Sadaqa does not decrease property, and Allah only increases a slave in worth for his restraint, and no slave is humble but that Allah raises him." Malik said, "I do not know whether this hadith goes back to the Prophet, may Allah bless him and grant him peace, or not."

It is better for us to donate to the Islamic Relief Malaysia (IRM) to help our Muslim brothers and sisters in the Middle East whose country are now in chaos.

That is a million times better than donating to PAS who will be whom they usually are. PAS leaders will surely make the donation funds they collected disappear at the blink of the eye.

Islamic Relief launches aid fund

KUALA LUMPUR: Islamic Relief Malaysia (IRM) launched its Middle East and North Africa (Mena) emergency appeal at its office in Seri Kembangan near here, yesterday.

Recent events in the Middle East and North Africa have spurred IRM to secure humanitarian aid for civilians in strife-torn countries such as Libya, Tunisia, and Egypt.

"We have deployed a team at the border between Egypt and Libya to assess the situation there and coordinate our efforts," said IRM director Zairulshahfuddin Zainal Abidin.

He added that despite its name, the organisation does not help Muslims only, but provides aid to all who need it, regardless of race, gender or religion.

Mena's funds will be channeled to provide medical services, food packs and emergency shelters. The organisation also plans to set up transit camps at the border, offering refugees a place to rest and make emergency phone calls.

"In Libya alone there are at least 100,000 civilians who require humanitarian aid, so we hope generous Malaysians will lend a helping hand."

Those who wish to donate can bank in their contributions to "Islamic Relief Malaysia" at account no: 5621 4270 8704 (Maybank) or 1259 0000 804 058 (CIMB).

For further information, visit or call 03-894 86334.

Source: NST

Donating to help our brothers and sisters in need, even though with a small amount will be good for us since Islam also asked its followers to donate and contribute alms for the needy.

Narrated Abu Huraira Allah's Apostle said, "If one give in charity what equals one date-fruit fro the honestly-earned money and Allah accepts only the honestly earned money --Allah takes it in His right (hand) ar then enlarges its reward for that person (who has given it), as anyone of you brings up his baby horse, so much s that it becomes as big as a mountain.

Mastering English will open doors of opportunities

Headhunters agree with Dr M

PETALING JAYA: Headhunters are in agreement with Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad that mastering English will not make Malaysians less patriotic.

Recruitment consultants said Malaysians will lose out in the global commerce game if the nation’s education system fails to emphasise English.

“We agree totally that mastering English will not make Malaysians less patriotic. In fact, it should be the reverse.

“It gives Malaysians the opportunity to extol the many good things about the country in more than one language,” said Malcolm Poole, director of multinational headhunter agency MRI Network Sdn Bhd.

Poole added that more multinational companies are basing their regional operations here.

“Hence, the ability to follow technical and scientific publications in English is essential,” he said.

Consulting director of Career Builders Consulting Sdn Bhd Gopa­lan Nair said even though Bahasa Malaysia has been accepted as a unifying language that promotes nation building, English is important for commerce in a globalised world.

“We should not shy away from it,” said Gopalan.

Kelly Services managing director Melissa Norman described limited proficiency in English as highly detrimental and a handicap in business.

“Mastering another language does not make anyone less patriotic. On the contrary, it helps to widen one’s global perspective and strengthens personal development,” she said.

The headhunters were responding to Dr Mahathir’s statement in The Star on Monday that learning Science and Mathematics in English does not make Malaysians less patriotic.

The Internet and globalisation propogated by the developed nation who once had been colonizers of various nations, opens up doors of opportunities where anyone who have the skills and abilities to master English will have the upper hand compared to others who can only master one language.

It is so ridiculous and laughable to equate mastering English with being less than patriotic towards our nation. Personally for me, if I can have my way, I would master French, Arabic, Russian, Japanese, Mandarin and many more.

Language is the key to knowledge. Mastering languages will mean that you will be able to be more knowledgeable because you can read in various languages and gain more information about matters of your interest.

For instance, our colonial masters were British and if our leaders who had fought hard to gain sovereignty of Tanah Melayu, now known as MALAYsia after its independance, had not known how to communicate in English and can only communicate in Malay, how can they secure Malaysia's independance then?

Only donkeys or brainless fools will think that because they are petty-minded and cannot converse well, what more to write or read in English because they do not understand heads or tails of any English article or any reference books in the university which are mostly in English.

Therefore, they will feel threatened and will criticise anyone who are far better than them because they are losers who will never do anything to upgrade themselves or motivate themselves to be better than who they are now.

They feel good when they belittle others because they are actually little or of no significance.

Therefore, to hell with all the detractors and let us move forward so that we will be better than those who are wasting their time whining when they could have just read and learn to make themselves better than others.

Don't be jealous of other races that are successful because they are not like you. They work hard and don't waste time whining like a baby and finding excuses to waste time becoming a Mat Rempit or Mat Ganja!

For instance, if a Malay can only master the Malay language, and only gets credit for it in SPM and only pass the English language, how can they compete with someone from the Chinese or Indian or Eurasion race who can master at least two or three languages; Malay, English, Mandarin or Tamil?

In the globalised world, the one who are better than others will move ahead and you who are not well-equipped will be left behind.

So, change and be prepared to work as hard as the Chinese instead of complaining when the problem is yourself who are lazy.