Wednesday, August 28, 2013

DIY curtains, eight completed....

The above pictures says it all.....

I was at Rumah Liza the whole day yesterday, sewing the window curtains, and have completed all the eight windows at the 'serambi'.  Bahar, our worker from Lombok helped me with the wires to hang the curtains  

So, In shaa Allah, I have yet to sew the curtains for the small bedroom and the 'rumah tengah' or rather 'rumah indok'.  The curtains for the kitchen will be the finale, hehehe....  I then realized there is a lot of leftover curtains......hmmm, wonder what to do with it all...

Monday, August 26, 2013

Hukum Agama disampaikan melalui mimpi?


Islam sudah sempurna berikutan penyempurnaannya dgn penurunan ayat 3 surah al-Ma'idah. Sebarang dakwaan wujudnya hukum baru slps terputusnya wahyu adalah SALAH & SESAT. Antara kesesatan sstgh golongan adalah menjadikan mimpi sbg hujah. Mimpi terlalu rapuh utk dipegang kerana ia blh jadi datang dari syaitan.

Antara contoh penyampaian hukum agama melalui mimpi adalah pensyariatan Azan solat. Slps Hijrah, umat Islam Madinah tidak mempunyai mekanisme untuk menandakan masuknya waktu solat.

Ada yg mencadangkan agar ditiup Buq (trompet yg diperbuat dari tanduk) dan mengetuk loceng tembaga. Kmdn pada satu malam Abdullah bin Zayd bermimpi diajarkan lafaz azan oleh seorang lelaki. Beliau menceritakan mimpinya itu kpd Rasulullah SAW, lalu baginda SAW membenarkan mimpi tersebut.

Baginda pun meminta Abdullah mengajarkan Bilal bin Rabah lafaz azan itu. Setelah Bilal melaungkan lafaz Azan, Umar al-Khattab terkejut lalu keluar bertemu Rasulullah dan mengakui mendengar lafaz yg sama dlm mimpinya (Sunan al-Darimi, Sunan Ibn Majah, Sahih Ibn Hibban).

* Azan disampaikan Allah melalui Sahabat Nabi yg kemudiannya DIAKUI PENSYARIATANNYA oleh Rasulullah SAW. Dengan pengesahan baginda, ia menjadi syariat yang umat Islam pegang sehingga kiamat. Oleh itu hormatilah azan, bersegera menyahut seruannya & usah dipandang remeh seruan suci ini:

وَإِذا نادَيتُم إِلَى الصَّلوٰةِ اتَّخَذوها هُزُوًا وَلَعِبًا ۚ ذٰلِكَ بِأَنَّهُم قَومٌ لا يَعقِلونَ

Dan apabila kamu menyeru (azan) untuk mengerjakan sembahyang, mereka (orang munafiq) menjadikan sembahyang itu sebagai ejek-ejekan dan permainan. Yang demikian itu ialah kerana mereka suatu kaum yang tidak berakal (al-Ma'idah[5:58]).

Juga firmanNya:

يٰأَيُّهَا الَّذينَ ءامَنوا إِذا نودِىَ لِلصَّلوٰةِ مِن يَومِ الجُمُعَةِ فَاسعَوا إِلىٰ ذِكرِ اللَّهِ وَذَرُوا البَيعَ ۚ ذٰلِكُم خَيرٌ لَكُم إِن كُنتُم تَعلَمونَ

Wahai orang-orang yang beriman! Apabila diserukan azan (bang) untuk mengerjakan sembahyang pada hari Jumaat, maka segeralah kamu pergi (ke masjid) untuk mengingati Allah (dengan mengerjakan sembahyang jumaat) dan tinggalkanlah berjual beli (pada saat itu); yang demikian adalah baik bagi kamu, jika kamu mengetahui (hakikat yang sebenarnya) (al-Jumu'ah[62:9]).

DIY curtains

 (the first curtain i sewed)
 (now it looks better when tied with the ribbon)
 (the area where I cut the curtains before sewing it)
(view from the cutting area (rumah tengah)
(the sewing machine that I used)

Last weekend, I was looking for the comforter which Sofiyah always use when her friend came for a sleep over, and I found a strange looking bundle in one of the shelves in my walk in wardrobe.  When I opened it, I found several pieces of curtains.  The curtains were the ones my daughter used when she was staying at the Sekolah Menengah Teknik Shah Alam's hostel for girls.  Siti Ayeshah was in Form four when she requested that I sponsored window curtains for her dormitory.  So, I hired Rose, my good friend, to sew it for her.  

Since the curtains were still in good condition, I decided to do a little alteration and sewed for my Rumah Liza windows....  I managed to sew three pieces over the weekend, Alhamdullilah. Five more pieces to go for the windows at the serambi of Rumah Liza.  There are eight windows altogether.  The rumah tengah has two windows, whilst the small bedroom also has two windows and a very tiny window (I have yet to decide whether to put a curtain there).  Then three more curtains for the three windows in the kitchen.  I hope the recycled curtains are enough for all the windows, In shaa Allah.

Thursday, August 22, 2013

Garlic Butter Chicken with Squid

200g chicken breast milk, cut into slices
2 squids, scored on the inside and cut into slices
50g brown shiitake mushrooms
50g carrot, cut into desired shapes
8 pcs snow peas
1 tbsp minced garlic
1 tbsp evaporated milk
1 tbsp butter
1 tsp oil
3-4 tbsp water

Marinade (A)
1/8 tsp pepper
1/8 tsp salt
1 tsp light soya sauce
1 tsp tapioca flour
1/2 tsp sesame oil
Seasoning (B)
1/2 tsp fish sauce
1/2 tsp sugar

Thickening (C) - mixed together
1 tsp potato starch
1 tbsp water

Season chicken slices with marinade (A) for 10 minutes.  Parboil chicken in hot oil briefly.  Dish out and put aside.  In the remaining hot oil, parboil mushrooms and snow peas and carrot briefly.  Dish out.

Heat butter and sesame oil in a wok.  Saute garlic till lightly golden.  Add water and bring to a quick boil.

Return chicken to the wok and add squid, seasoning (B) and the rest of the ingredients.  Add evaporated milk and adjust with thickening.

Toss and fry briefly.  Dish out and serve.

Wednesday, August 21, 2013

Felda Residence Hot Springs Resort (August 13 2013)

(I did my tai chi here...around 7.30am)

 (this kid sure could run....)

 (visitors cannot bring their own eggs, because they have to buy it at the resort)
I was jogging after doing my tai chi and came across this banner)

 (this area is where some visitors soaked their feet in the hot springs)

 (the above pictures are the cool mountain spring water in the huge swimming pool
deserted because still very early in the morning)

 (huts for resting and picnic)

 (the car park)

 (Khairulzaman coming down the slide)

 (Sofiyah's turn down the slide)

 (this lady was boiling eggs in the hot spring)

 (three minutes for a half boiled egg)

 (this guy was waiting for his eggs....hard boiled, 8 mins)

(me at the hot springs pool.....the notice said only half an hour per dip)

(me with Sofiyah, enjoying the cascading hot water)

 (Behind me is the Spa Villa)

(the above pictures are the resort's surroundings)

 (me with Sofiyah and Khairulzaman after our swim)

(me with hubby at dinner)

Tuesday, August 20, 2013

Lovey dovey...


Muhammad at 5 months today

Muhammad is now five months old.  Alhamdullilah, he's healthier and chubbier.  He could also lie on his tummy, head held high.....but, he still could not turn
over on his back by himself, needs his nekliz (me) to turn him.

While his mom was helping me peel onions in the kitchen, I took Muhammad to my room and played with him till he fell asleep.  I also took a picture while he was having his afternoon nap on my bed.

Sunday, August 18, 2013

Stir Fried Squids with Soya Sauce

2 large squids
1 tbsp shredded ginger
50g celery, slice at a slant
1 tsp chopped garlic
1 tsp chopped shallot
1/2 an onion, cut into wedges
40g diced red capsicum
2 tbsp sesame oil
A dash of coarsely ground black pepper

1-2 tbsp light soya sauce
1/8 tsp sugar or to taste
1/4 tsp chicken stock granules
Pinch of salt or to taste
1/8 tsp pepper
1 tsp cornflour
60 ml chicken stock or water

Score the inside of the squids and cut into thick slices.  Lightly season squids with a little salt and pepper and leave for 10 to 15 minutes.  Blanch the squids in boiling water for 30 to 40 seconds.  Dish out and drain well.

Heat sesame oil in a wok and fry garlic and shallots until lightly golden.  Add ginger and celery. Stir-fry briefly.

Add sauce ingredients and bring to a brief boil.  Once the sauce starts to thicken, add squids, capsicum and onion.  Toss briskly to combine.  Sprinkle in coarsely ground black pepper.  Dish out onto a serving dish.

Thursday, August 15, 2013

Sretchings for runners


Eid Mubarak - 6th Syawal 1434

 (the medicine for my tummy ache and diarrhoea)

(Porridge for lunch and dinner)

When my family and I visited my uncle (Pak Long, my mum's edlest brother), on the third day Syawal (August 10) my aunty (Mak Teh, my mum's elder sister) was also at his house  My uncle lives in Desa Jaya, Kepong.  My aunty informed me that her eldest son, my cousin, was admitted to Hospital Tuanku Bainun in Ipoh Perak.  According to my aunty, Along Enoi (Zainal Ariffin Zainuddin) was diagnosed with Leukemia.  I was shocked when I heard the bad news.

When I first returned to Seremban (my hometown) from Singapore (where I was brought up for sixteen years), and Kuala Lumpur (the big city) was unfamiliar to me, Along Enoi and Along Man (Hj Azman bin Hj Adnan) were my cousins who took me shopping and sightseeing in Kuala Lumpur.  I was waiting for my GCE results, and Mak Teh invited me to stay with her for a few days at her house, also in Desa Jaya kepong.

Along Enoi and Along Man took me window shopping at Pertama Complex and then to Panggung Anniversary to watch a rock concert.  The concert was in the afternoon.  After the concert, we took the mini bus to return to Desa Jaya, Kepong.  In the bus, Along Enoi managed to snatch the diary which I was carrying (those days, it was a trend to carry a diary instead of a handbag) and he and Along Man saw a photo of my pen-pal (now my hubby).  Then, they teased me all the way home....

So, last Tuesday (August 13), my hubby and two of my children (Khairulzaman and Sofiyah) and I visited Along Enoi at the Tuanku Bainun Hospital in Ipoh. Along Enoi was at 7th floor, Ward 7A Bed 37.  His wife, Kak Izan was looking after him at the hospital.  I hope and pray Along Enoi will get better and healthier, Amiin.

We then had our solat at the mosque near the hospital.  Then, we checked in at Hotel Seri Malaysia for the night.  We called Wahiduzzaman to join us for dinner.  He met us at the hotel and we then had dinner at a restaurant in Ipoh.  Wahid was having his final exam, and his last paper was on Thursday.  After dinner, we returned to the hotel and Wahid too returned to his rented house in Gunung Rapat.

It was during the wee hours Wednesday that I suddenly woke up and vomitted twice during the night and also had diarrhoea.  Hubby then took me to KPJ Ipoh Specialist Hospital EO.  I was to be admitted, but hubby said we were returning to Kuala Lumpur that Wednesday morning. So, the doctor prescribed the above medicines, and if I was still unwell, to go straight to KPJ Kajang for admission. 

So, when we reached home Wednesday afternoon, I slept the whole day and throughout the night, waking up only to do my solat.  I woke up Thursday morning, feeling much better, and did my household chores, cooked lunch, including the above porridge.  After lunch and solat zuhur, I did ironing.  Alhamdullilah, I am feeling much better now.

Tuesday, August 13, 2013

Eid Mubarak 2013

(the whole family (Muhammad behind Khairulzaman), picture shot at bro-in-law's house)

 (with my dear mom, Eid morning at mom's house)

 (with my dear dad)

(with my dear dad and two of my sons)

(with Muhammad, at elder bro-in-law's house)

(Khairulzaman with Badruzzaman)

 (my three daughters with their dad)

(Siti Ayeshah, Siti Sofiyah, Siti Khadijah, Badruzzaman and Ahmad Khalid)

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