Wednesday, June 16, 2010.
Assalamualaikum everyone. May Allah Taala bless you and your families during this holidays. (for malaysians)
I myself just got back from..somewhere. (smiles) I had a great time. Truly..we had a nice time together..only Bro Nip (my bro) wasn't there. (rugi tau banif..hehe) Maybe next time, k banif. :)
A lot of thoughts are swirling (berpusing) inside my head..it may be a holiday, but it was also a learning experience for me. Oh yeah..
As I gather and organize my thoughts..wondering what story should I share with you guys (and girls) ..another story caught my ears.
A story..of a far away land from where I live.
Still (tapi), I felt..weirdly close.
As if it happened just next door.
Well, you could probably guess by now, looking at the title, right?
It's a story..of my family..in Kyrgyzstan.
It's a story..of OUR family in Kyrgyzstan.
It is a story..of OUR BROTHERS AND SISTERS in Kyrgyzstan.
Did you hear? About them?
did you know?
Did any of us know..what has happened to them?
I..only knew recently. Just recently. Did I know.
Just recently, did I care.
Just recently, did I feel..their pain and sufferings.
Our families turned refugees...
According to Al-Jazeera,
So, it all boils down to ethnic problems eh? Hmm..Malaysia also has many ethnics. Thankfully, all is peaceful here.
I believe peace is a gift. Don't you? When we read stories about clashes in Bangkok, unrest in Kyrgyzstan, and the never ending war in Palestine..do you still not think that peace is a special gift in its own right?
We have..a special gift here. Right here on our soil. Alhamdulillahirabbil `alamin.
I never knew that soil could be so..precious. Tanah..sangat berharga kan? Our own place to call home.
So, don't forget to say thanks. Everyday. Everyday and every second that you remember. Say thanks.
To the God that we all believe in.
To Allah Subhanahu wa Taala.
And even if you, my dear friend, do not believe in God, (shrugs) well, I'm sure you're still thankful. I'm sure of it. (smiles)
Because we are all the same. We are humans. Beings who cherish peace, and all the good things that come with it.
So, my dear brothers and sisters,
tonight, as we prepare to rest our tired bodies,
Don't forget; to say thanks to Allah.
And don't forget; to remember our families out there, wherever they may be. Kyrgyzstan, Pakistan, Rohingya (Myanmar), Patani (Thailand), Phillipines, UK, USA, Africa, Sudan, Algeria..Palestine.
Remember them..in our sleep.
Remember them..in our dreams.
Remember them..in our hearts.
Sleep well, my brothers and sisters.
Be safe, in Allah's guidance.
Wherever you may be.