Monday, September 01, 2008

Ramadan and the rays of hopes...


It is the first of September 2008 and it is the start of the month of Ramadan of the Islamic calendar. With that Muslim in Malaysia and I believe the other part of the world start to fast during the day. Fasting is the state of the mind. In order for you to practice fasting you must be of a sound mind and fast not only by not eating and drinking during the day but you must also practice all the good value and not to even think of getting into doing evil. If you for a second thought of evil or do harm to others in whatever forms then your fasting is useless. So during this fasting month do behave and be a good person, for only that would your fasting be of any use.

In the recent elections many things happen and said by politicians who are against the teaching of Islam, which from the result does not go well with the voters and because of that change continue to happen. We need to put back the political system of the country on to the proper track where good governance would be the norm and value of the system. I believe the result of the March 8 election and the August 26 election would be the beginning of the change to come. We just celebrated the 51st Merdeka [Independence Day] celebration and it is time we get to see good governance in the political system. What the rakyaat [the people] want is accountability and transparency in every deal the government does, after all the government in a democracy is the representative of the people. Thus the people have the right to know.

Like the rays of light above that always give us joy and happiness each morning, it is our hopes and aspiration that the new political changes to come would bring greater joy to the rakyaat as well. Let us hope the future would be brighter as ever, beginning on this auspicious day of Ramadan 2008. Have a nice day.

16 comments:

Berisman said...

Pak Idrus,
I like your photo.It is getting more artistic;-)

JALAN REBUNG said...

salam pak idrus,

SELAMAT MENYAMBUT RAMADHAN to you and your family.

RIZAL

Pak Idrus said...

berisman, adib thanks for the visit and the compliment of the photography. Well I tried to improve my photography and would snap any subjects when it happen to show real beauty.

Have a nice day.

Pak Idrus said...

jalan rebung, Rizal thanks for the visit and the Ramadan greeting. Let us make full use of this auspicious month and enjoy living.

Have a nice day.

Sheela Jayaraj said...

SELAMAT BERPUASA TO U & UR WIFE!

Pak Idrus said...

sheela, thanks for the visit and the greeting.

Have a nice day.

Akmal said...

Well said Pak. May this Ramadhan gives us a whole lot of reasons to improve ourselves. Selamat bersahur, selamat berpuasa dan selamat berbuka to you and your wife :)

Pak Idrus said...

akmal, thanks for the visit and sharing your thoughts on the meaning of Ramadan. Just follow through the message of what Ramadan is all about. In one word just be a good person always and you would be successful in life.

Have a nice day.

Salt N Turmeric said...

Ramadhan Mubarak to you and family.

Pak Idrus said...

salt n turmeric, Farina thanks for the visit and the greeting. Selamat berpuasa as well. Take care.

all-in-one said...

Dear PI,

Happy fasting month. Like many occassions like this, we are constantly reminded to do good and dont do bad. I was taught to reflect on my conduct during this month.

Fasting month is one month that I enjoyed, the buka puasa food that I seldom get to enjoy during other months of the year. Huh, the thought of ikan bakar and the lime-y chilli sauce.

Have a nice day.

Pak Idrus said...

all-in-one, thanks for the visit and sharing your thoughts on the philosophy of Ramadan.

If only people just practice all the goodness and stop ever thinking of evil doing, we would have a very productive society in this country.

Life is to be enjoyed, so let enjoy every minutes of life during this auspicious month and that my friend includes enjoying a good meals. In this abundance land of ours there are so much food to choose from, so do made your choice and enjoy.

Have a nice day.

Ms B said...

Pak Idrus,

Luckily you have yet to put those yummy pics that you sometimes upload. *smiles*

Our iftar has always been a low key affair but I try to put some extra spice by asking the nanny to get some desserts from Malaysia Hall. They do really nice kuih during ramadhan!

Pak Idrus said...

ms b, thanks for the visit and sharing your thoughts on the affair of Ramadan.

Ramadan in Malaysia is special because it is not only a significant month for Muslim but the Malay here has cultured it with its culinary expertise,thus the varieties of food comes Ramadan.

As for the yummy images I shall post it when the time come. For the time being just wonder!!

Have a nice day and take care.

Pak Idrus said...

Anonymous post this. Thought you might be interested to try this new Ramadhan Al-Mubarak Blogger template as your blog template. It seems to suit your blog style well. [there is a glitch and the comment was not posted so I pasted it here]

Pak Idrus said...

anonymous, thanks for the visit and the suggestion. Have a nice day.