Archive for December, 2009
Posted in Celebrations, Fun, Islamic Celebration, Special Occasion, tagged Alhamdulillah, Animals Love To Hear Qur'an, carnival, Jabatan Agama Islam Selagor, Maal Hijrah, Maal Hijrah Carnival, Muharam, Nasheed, Sultan Salahuddin Abdul Aziz Shah Mosque, The Khalifah Song, YouTube on 24/12/2009 | 2 Comments »
My siblings and I performed at the Maal Hijrah Carnival 1431. The carnival was held at the Sultan Salahuddin Abdul Aziz Shah Mosque in Shah Alam, Selangor and was organised by the Jabatan Agama Islam Selangor (JAIS) and it goes on for one week.
Our performance was on the 2nd of Muharam (last saturday) or 19th December. According to the schedule, the performance is supposed to start exactly at 2:30 p.m. but it was postponed for a few minutes since there was a thundering storm. We sang 3 songs together:
3- Alhamdulillah (also written by Dawud Wharnsby Ali)
I guess the best part was when Ali made the bird sound at the end of the song animals love to hear Qur’an.
WE ARE GOING TO PERFORM AT KARNIVAL MAAL HIJRAH (MAAL HIJRAH CARNIVAL) AT SHAH ALAM TOMORROW!
Where: Dataran Masjid Sultan Salahuddin Abdul Aziz Shah, Shah Alam
When: Tomorrow at around 2:00p.m.
My siblings and I are going to perform a few songs together and I hope some of you could come and show us your support . For more information on the occasion, please refer here (CLICK).
Here are some photos of the rehearsal earlier today:
!!!SEE YOU THERE!!!
A poem written especially for Uncle Osman, Aunty Yaman and Sister Arwa from Khartoum, Sudan…
What should I make?
Should I draw or paint?
Make a glittering card?
Oh, but that’s hard.
A watercolour painting!
Of the seaside in the evening!
It would remind Sister Arwa
Of her visit to Malaysia.
But I don’t paint that well,
Oh, the flowers from the hotel!
For Aunty Yaman!
Yes, that would be fun.
No, flowers I cannot draw,
Especially those that we saw,
The ideas came and away they leave,
I still can’t think of what to give.
After an hour of nothing but waiting,
I finally have thought of something
I guess it’s the best I could come out with,
This piece of poem shall be my gift.
Posted in Special Occasion, tagged Aliens, blogs, Cincinnati, December, Ice crystal, Lens, Macedonia, moon, Phenomenon, Ring around the moon, Skopje, Space.com, weather phenomenon, Yahoo!, Yahoo! Buzz on 03/12/2009 | 1 Comment »
I came across this article from Yahoo! buzz and I wish to share it with all of you. Apparently on the 1st December, 2009 (two days ago) some people managed to see a ring surrounding the moon. Here is what I read from the article:Many folks who looked up at the sky last night were greeted with a very bizarre sight: a luminous ring surrounding the moon. Were aliens coming? Was the end of the world at hand? Fortunately, no.
Though it looked ominous, the shiny ring around the moon last night was actually a rather common weather phenomenon. According to various weather-related blogs across the Buzz, this ring around the moon occurs when thin cirrus clouds, which contain ice crystals, refract the moonlight. A blog from the Goddard Space Flight Center explains that “the shape of the ice crystals results in a focusing of the light into a ring. Since the ice crystals typically have the same shape, namely a hexagonal shape, the Moon ring is always the same size.”
Of course, in the moment, many sky watchers didn’t know what the heck was going on, and the resulting avalanche of Web searches reflects their confusion. Queries on “ring around the moon,” “why is there a ring around the moon,” and “ring around moon pictures” all soared into the stratosphere. A news station in Cincinnati reported that they received calls from curious watchers.
Some folks say that if you count the number of stars within the ring, it’ll let you know how many days until the next snowfall. Space.com doesn’t confirm that tall tale, but it does explain that a ring around the moon in warm-weather months “usually foretells…a long, slow rain [that] should eventually arrive in about 12 to 18 hours.”
But hey, even if nothing happens afterward, a ring around the moon is still cool to look at any time of the year.
How I wish I was able to see it. I just hope that one day I might come across something as beautiful as this glowing ringed moon!