Pada tahun ini, 1 Ramadhan 1438H dijangka jatuh pada 27 Mei 2017, Sabtu. Seperti kebiasaan, bagi tidak melepaskan bukan yang pernuh keberkatan ini, saya akan membaca buku berkaitan Ramadhan untuk ulangkaji semula kelebihan-kelebihan, hukum-hakam dan sebagainya.
This book was a birthday gift from my brother on the 27/11/2012. Only recently, on the 10/5/2017 I managed to read it. The book was written by Marshall Goldsmith is deep and not for everyon. The audience for the book is more for high achievers in the corporate world.
Baru-baru ini, setelah mendapat anak yang keempat pada 25 Februari 2017, saya sedar bahawa kerja menguruskan hal-ehwal keluarga terutamanya di rumah semakin mencabar dan di luar kemampuan saya. Saya mempunyai 4 orang anak; 7 tahun, 4 tahun, 2 tahun dan bayi. Kesemuanya memberi cabaran tersendiri.
Almost all parents want their child to be an avid reader, opposing to kids watching too much TV or wandering around, wasting precious time. No kids are born as a natural reader. This is something that must be nurtured from the early childhood.
Back in the year 2007, I joined Amazon Affiliate Program. I remembered receiving my first paycheck worth USD1,000.00. I was ecstatic!! However after a year becoming an active affiliate, I stopped and focused on other things.
Alhamdulillah, after 3 months struggling to find time, juggling between teaching in the daytime, supervising students in the evening and serving my family needs, I managed to complete a full Ph.D. proposal on 3/3/2017. It was never easy. The wealth of knowledge is endless. But we have to balance between reading and writing. I have to give my credit to my mom for always forcing me to write when I felt I don’t have enough knowledge to write.
During the fajr prayer on the 24/3/2017, I found this book, An Approach to the Study of the Quran at Fourth Residential College’s Musolla (Surau). It has a very old and plain look, but the title triggered my attention. It was written by Sir Nizamat Jung. On the 25/3/2017, I read this book while waiting at the hospital for my wife to give birth to our fourth child.
I have just finished going through The Quranic Arabic Corpus at corpus.quran.com. I came across this website as I was searching for a potential research project for PhD. The Quranic Arabic Corpus is a project by The Language Research Group, University of Leeds. The project is headed by Kais Dukes, a PhD student, supervised by Dr. Eric Atwell.
2016 has passed and now is the best time to do some reflection. For most people, they will look back at all their past achievements in their career, family, wealth, businesses and the list goes on. As for me, I did the same thing. Looking back at all the achievements and failures throughout 2016.
Alhamdulliah, I finished reading this book on Monday, 21/11/2016. This book gives some interesting techniques on how to boost your reading speed. I always believe that successful people are successful not because they are born to be, but it’s because they know something special that others don’t.