Monday, March 9, 2009

Salam Maulidur Rasul.

"Kin, hari Isnin ni public holiday apa?" **curious face
"PH untuk Maulidur Rasul."
"Err. Mauli apa?" **blur
"It's Prophet Muhammad's Birthday!"

Salam Maulidur Rasul for everyone. Salawat & Salam to our beloved Prophet Muhammad SAW. Shown above was a conversation between my non-Muslim colleague, Genga and me. It was longer actually. She asked about almost everything about how we (Muslims) celebrate Prophet Muhammad's birthday. And she also asked why the date of every single events and festivals changes every year.

There obviously will be no party, I told her. Muhammad SAW was born on special day. And I believe the celebration can be through reciting and reading Al Quran, and as well as other charity work in a way to thank Allah for guiding us to Islam through the Prophet.

Genga was never exposed about Islam cultures before. Her Muslims' friends are less than 10. I'm quite struggled to answer about the date of events and festivals. I tried my best to explain about normal calendar and Takwim. I managed to explain about putaran bulan mengelilingi bumi - which is for Takwim Hijriah and also bumi mengelilingi matahari - for Masehi's calendar, the normal calendar. Correct me if I'm wrong. I guess she may be confused kot as I can see she kept crinkled her forehead every now and then. So, I've decided to draw then. Haha.

My drawing. Haha. Pretty bad, huh?
The orbit looks funny. Err, do you know which one is the orbit?

I know this may be not the best way to explain, but I've tried my level best and it was all that I can think of for that time being. It was funny, as my drawing is way below average (it's actually way below, is there any level lower than this?). And I had to re-draw because at some point, I was lost and quite confused with my own drawing. She nodded at the 3rd drawing. I hope she understood well enough to explain to others in the future. I've learn a lot that day. And looking forward to something like this again. :)

This is my story of Maulidur Rasul this year. Salam again to all.

Have you ever encountered the similar situation before? Or issues when try to explain about things?

p/s: Someone bayar hutang today. Alhamdulillah.

33 comments:

MariaFaizal said...

Not bad at all my dear.And, you have beautiful hand-writings.

Salam MaulidurRasul to all muslims.

CAHAYA said...

Wow, you're fast!

Haha. Thanks. Interesting experience I had. I'm still smiling thinking of that moment. :)

Salam MaulidurRasul to you too Sis. :)

TiNiE said...

*clap..clap..clap* congrates.. at least there is an xplaination to ur friend tu...good job!! heheh which one ur orbit tu cahaya??

CAHAYA said...

**clapping with Tinie, hooray!

Huhu. You can't tell which one the orbit right? Haha. Can you at least pretend? Haha. Kidding. Lol.

MariaFaizal said...

Sweetie,
Please pick up sisterhood award from my site.

In case Farah, Juita & Teja are here to put up some response, please do the same :D

CAHAYA said...

Thanks again for the award sis Maria. :)

fahmi latiff said...

Salam Maulidur Rasul

CAHAYA said...

Selawat dan salam ke atas Nabi Muhammad SAW. :)

bluecrystaldude said...

Lah! This is the first time I heard about this either.. Hehe.. Thanks for sharing and Selamat Maulidur Rasul ;):)

CAHAYA said...

Really? I don't know whether I got the facts right or not. I'm still learning. Look forward for some guidance too. :)

Ad Rifza said...

Hehehe..camtu drwaing die..Oklaa tu...Itulah sebaiknya..menerangkan sesuatu yg tidak jelas kepada jelas.. sesuatu yg keliru kepada tidak keliru...Dalam hidup kita belajar something..dan terus belajar untuk mencari hikmah atas setiap sesuatu yg terjadi..Begitu juga dgn hikmah kelahiran Rasulullah S.a.w...Salam Maulidurrasul Cahaya...

CAHAYA said...

Salam MaulidurRasul buat Ad juga. Selawat dan Salam ke atasnya. :)

Betul! Yang kabur, kita terangkan. InsyaAllah dalam proses belajar ini. Kita sama2 dapat manfaat. Cahaya masih dalam proses dan perlukan tunjuk ajar. :)

aRaBeLLa said...

Salam Maulidul Rasul Kak Cahaya..
Selawat banyak2 keatas Nabi Junjungan Kita..

CAHAYA said...

Thanks Adik. :) SAW.

Sherita Aziz said...

salam maulidur rasul!!!!

Faisal Admar said...

Someone paid the hutang for 4k too. Now waiting for 1k, 2k, 500 and 5k hutang.

Now I feel like Ah Long with no interest hutang! Damn.

LOL.

Faisal Admar said...

Eh Salam Maulidur Rasul Cahaya.

Faisal Admar said...

Eh, I just reached home :)
Home sweet home hehe.

CAHAYA said...

Sherita,

Thanks! :)

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FaisalAdmar,

Wah! Murah rezeki tu dah ada rm4k dlm tgn. Alhamdulillah.

Glad that you've reached home in one piece(haha).

Salam Maulidurrasul. :)

al-hussaini said...

Salam Maulidur Rasul..

Tetiba jak melukis nak.

Banyak pengertian kejadian alam cakerawala yang dilukis itu...

CAHAYA said...

Salam al-hussaini. Yalah ya. Kmk sik pandei. Hantam ajak siya. :)

Alam cakerawala kejadian yang Maha Esa. Banyak yang perlu dalami lagi. Tak cukup lg ilmu. :)

amirul said...

Salam Maulidur Rasul. (belated) hehe...

CAHAYA said...

:) belated pun boleh. tak sempat nak entry baru. keje melambak. huhu.

Suka Bebel said...

very gud explaination actually.the more you face this kind of situation, the more you get yourself understand is it?hehe

HEMY said...

waaa...template baru..ekeke..kalau i jawab cara senang je

bulan islam 30 je..bulan yg masihi ada yg 31..tu yg beranjak2 tu..huhuhu

DrSam said...

I have similar experience trying to explain the 'halal' concept to Mat Salleh, whenever I were abroad. some could digest it and some just nodded their head and I was not sure whether they understand or not.

You have a very funny and creative way of explaining the idea to your friend. Good art work too :)

Faisal Admar said...

OMG! Your new template is deadly gorgeous!

Where's update?

CAHAYA said...

SukaBebel,

Btol. Pening juga mula2 nak terangkan. Tapi, sedikit sebanyak melekat terus info ni dalam kepala. So next time org tanya, boleh susun ayat plak! :)

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HEMY,

How is it? The new template okay tak? Huhu.

Kalau diikutkan lepas jawab soalan member I ni, I terfikir banyak lagi beza selain yang I terangkan pada dia. But biasalah, bila time nak explain la terus teringat benda2 susah. :P

CAHAYA said...

DrSam,

Yep! Been in the same shoe when try not to eat something from Chinese Vege Shop nearby my office. They simply said, "Takde B*b* la." Try to explain, I dont know whether they got it right or not. Huhu. I wont quit explaining if they ask again. :)

Diagram normally is the most effective way to explain. It works for me all the time - mindmapping, bubbles and all. But I bet your 'askar' can draw better than me. I'm so 'tangan kayu!'

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Faisal Admar,

I know! Drop dead gorgeous! :) I'm quite busy at work today. :(

Faisal Admar said...

Hehe hit the bed soon. Too tired after badminton. Just seeking for an update :P

CAHAYA said...

Will update later, maybe! Lol. Just reached office.

Redbloodsnow said...

Not bad la ur drawing tuh cayam...klo nengok zie nyer drawing..pengsan kooo..haha

:P

CAHAYA said...

Haha. Ye ke? Sib baik. Huhu. Thanks!