Isnin, Januari 24, 2011

FRIENDSHIP IS EVERYTHING

My father used to tell me bed time stories when I was younger . The themes of those bed time stories were all about being good , obedience , friendship , love and care.
He lived in Tangkak when he was a young boy . Tangkak is a small town twenty kilometers away from Muar in the State of Johore . My grandfather worked for the CEB , Central Electric Board , now called TNB , Tenaga Nasional Berhad stationed in Tangkak .
Their closed neighbor were ethnic Indians . In fact , their relationship was not merely as neighbour but more of a non blood relation . By that , they were also closed friends . The living proof is that my father still can utter many Tamil words and love to watch Tamil movies. He still complain about the food served at the Indian restaurants . ' This is not the way to cook Indian dish ! , he complains .
He was left to stay at Achi's house very often . Till now he could not remember her real name . To him , Achi means mother . My grandfather used to attend electrical breakdown till late night . Those days , I think , electrical supply was not up to date . My grandmother was a business lady . At time , she had to travel far away to sell her goods and occasionally she stayed overnight . Looking back , my father told me , his parents had fullest accreditation to Achi's family . They left their only boy in Achi's custody . He was five years old then .
Achi had many children . My father was closer to Muru and Muru was about the same age as his . Their favorite outdoor game was playing nearby the running stream . Occasionally , they dipped into the the water without being seen . When Muru's older sister or elder brothers got to know about it , they would call Achi . Achi came running , she yelled and screamed at them to got out from the water .
One day , my father followed my grandfather and grandmother to Achi's house . My father saw so many people up there . He did not know what was the occasion . He walked and squeezed himself into the house . Muru was laying there sleeping , he though . He remembered two coins were placed on Muru's eyes . He called Muru to wake up and at the same time shaking him . My farther was pulled away . He kept asking my grandmother persistently what had happen to Muru . Finally , my grandmother told my father , ' Muru dah meninggal , dia mati lemas , lepas ini dia nak dibakar ' . The only word that my father captured and understood was ' bakar ' . Then he started to cry out loud and screamed that why Muru had to be burned , repeatedly .
It was a grief experienced that my father had . What I could recall , it is the story of friendship between two boys who do not know about race , colour or creed . Unfortunately , they could not able to continue their relationship but that spirit of friendship my father carries over to this day . The lessons here , we cannot be an egocentric living in the multi ethnic society of Malaysia . We must learn to look into the views of others . In other words , we must learn of each others culture . To me , this is one of the prerequisites of 1 Malaysia .
Herni Azura Ghafar

2 ulasan:

  1. Apa kata UMNO Cawangan/Bahagian tuan anjur ceramah bertajuk KETUANAN MELAYU MENGIKUT ULAMA NUSANTARA. Dalam tajuk ini, kita akan faham bahawa UMNO tanpa sedar telah melaksanakan segala nasihat ulama-ulama besar Melayu dahulu kala. Maka sebab itulah Allah SWT pelihara UMNO hingga kekal relevan ke hari ini berbanding PAS. Kita juga akan faham bahawa perjuangan melalui bangsa adalah sunnah Rasulullah SAW dan memahami kesesatan aqidah Nik Aziz dari sudut ilmu yang dibahaskan dalam kitab-kitab Ahlu Sunnah Wal Jamaah. Sila layari nota asal ceramah (sebelum dipinda ke tajuk di atas)
    http://www.docstoc.com/docs/55052418/Bangsa-Melayu-Mengikut-Ulama-Ahlu-Sunnah-Wal-Jamaah

    Mohd Fadhil bin Musbah al-Marwa ialah seorang guru pondok berumur 42 tahun yang berasal dari Sungai Merab, Kajang. Datuk mertua beliau ialah Tuan Haji Hamid Kajang, pengasas Maa’had Hamidiah Kajang. Beliau adalah bekas pelajar Maktab Sains Sultan Ahmad Shah (1982-1986) yang memilih jurusan pengajian bersanad di Pondok Tunjuniah, Kota Bahru; Pondok Pasir Tumbuh, Kubang Kerian dan Pondok Kerandang, Besut. Pernah bertugas sebagai guru JAIS dan KEMAS. Beliau tidak mengenakan sebarang bayaran tinggi, memadailah disediakan saguhati yang mengambil kira duit tol, duit petrol dan duit makan. Beliau boleh dihubungi melalui anak muridnya, Ustaz Mohd Saiful A. Karim di talian 013-365 5715 atau 019-366 9741.

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  2. Apa kata UMNO kawasan tuan/puan anjur ceramah bertajuk KETUANAN MELAYU MENGIKUT ULAMA NUSANTARA. Dalam tajuk ini, kita akan faham bahawa UMNO tanpa sedar telah melaksanakan segala nasihat ulama-ulama besar Melayu dahulu kala. Maka sebab itulah Allah SWT pelihara UMNO hingga kekal relevan ke hari ini berbanding PAS. Kita juga akan faham bahawa perjuangan melalui bangsa adalah sunnah Rasulullah SAW dan memahami kesesatan aqidah Nik Aziz dari sudut ilmu yang dibahaskan dalam kitab-kitab Ahlu Sunnah Wal Jamaah. Sila layari nota ceramah yang telah beliau wakafkan kepada semua netizen:-
    http://www.docstoc.com/docs/72022611/Ketuanan-Melayu-Mengikut-Ulama-Nusantara

    Mohd Fadhil bin Musbah al-Marwa ialah seorang guru pondok berumur 42 tahun yang berasal dari Sungai Merab, Kajang. Datuk mertua beliau ialah Tuan Haji Hamid Kajang, pengasas Maa’had Hamidiah Kajang yang terkenal. Beliau adalah bekas pelajar Maktab Sains Sultan Ahmad Shah (1982-1986) yang memilih jurusan pengajian bersanad di Pondok Tunjuniah, Kota Bahru; Pondok Pasir Tumbuh, Kubang Kerian dan Pondok Kerandang, Besut. Pernah bertugas sebagai guru JAIS dan KEMAS. Beliau tidak mengenakan sebarang bayaran tinggi, memadailah disediakan saguhati yang mengambil kira duit tol, duit petrol dan duit makan. Beliau boleh dihubungi melalui anak muridnya, Ustaz Mohd Saiful A. Karim di talian 013-365 5715 atau 019-366 9741.

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