SPAIN WON EURO AGAIN, BUT ITALY WON OVER FOOTBALL FANS (Euro’12 final match moments in pictures)

Despite a fan of Spain since 2005, I cant help but to GREAT-ly salute the Italians led by Buffon and on-field general, Andrea Pirlo & co(Montolivo, De Rossi, Mario etc). La Roja have become one of the team of legend by defending the throne in Euro 2012. However the Azzuri squad can still be proud and held their head high for their performances throughout despite losing 0-4 in the final. I believe if not because of the costly strategy mistake by Prandelli in the 2nd half; bringing Natale/Motta over more threatening Cassano and fitter Montolivo, they could be more competitive (why did you bring Giovinco,Nocerino but not playing them??).

To sum up Spain’s Euro’12 performances, I myself admit that the tiki-taka played by Spain this time around was quite boring, except for when Del Bosque brought in a proper striker, and in the final match where they let loosened their slow paced ball possession (no risky passes), while dared to go for a more direct football play + tiki taka (surely will have to relinquish some possession) in order to get more penetration which allowed them more scoring chances and very threatening in front of goal (like Spain of Euro 2008 at their best!).

Spain in 2008 played tiki taka too, but they never held the ball for more than 60 percent averagely which means there were more space for them to attack and got to play short quick passes very close to opposition’s goal which was very hard to execute, thus producing awesome display and stylish football (only technically gifted Spain can play this kind). Alas, Spain nowadays play quite deep and very slow literally, with too much sideways passes than vertical ones which can be so boring at times especially when come upon rigid defences. That said, unity of the squad together with patience were keys for their success, though a struggling one this year. Nonetheless, what’s past is past, and pictures below are some of Euro 2012 memorable moments, as well as acknowledging some astounding players.

No other words, just congratulation………Again.

So sweet as Spanish players’ kids celebrate Torres winning Euro 12 and Golden Boot. What a reverse fortune do you have after Chelsea bad spell. As people normally quoted Torres as, “Form is temporary; Class is always permanent”. And that is very true!

How sweet can you child be Torres! Congrats to the father, Euro & Golden Boot 2012 Winner despite not featuring much.

The first goal headed by Silva that has been the turning point of the game.

Silva celebrates after scoring, on which he finished on a high with 2 goals and 3 assists, best stat of the tournament! You are an unsung hero! (in background Xavi & Iniesta high-fiving)

Losing 4-0 is far from the real story! Champions Spain pay tribute to their amazing counterpart.

I truly respect you guys from the deepest of my heart Italy. You all play football like warriors at war.. and make this Euro so memorable

My heart breaks when you cry Andrea Pirlo.. T_T Anyway, nothing to be shame about, that is simply the tears of manliness. You played amazingly and the world understand.

You make everyone shed tears with you Pirlo T_T (and Balotelli too). Nonetheless, he already cemented his place further among the all time greats..

You are already a living legend pass master Andrea. I’m sorry that you could have won everything else(WC, UCL, Serie A, local cups) but a Euro trophy, which this might already be your last chance. Regardless, you are the best. I bet you can get some redemption by winning Fifa Confederation Cup next year, and I don’t mind Spain losing that one, we shouldnt be so greedy anyway. Milan, Juventus, Italy & World LEGGENDA VIVENTE!!!

P/S: and finally I could have some proper sleep from today onwards until the upcoming club football season, around August no?.. All in all, what a great Euro tournament!

Inch perfect floating Panenka penalty kick. Antonio Panenka invented the kick, Andrea Pirlo perfected it.. Majestic!




after Torres sealed the win

Full highlights Bahasa Melayu

GREAT SPORTING WEEKEND! …but perhaps not for some

..and how the foul-mouthed fans were forced to watch in agony the condemning goal

Fewwwwwwh! What a great weekend of sports this time around as there were many surprises and turn around of events. Hence, I will recap on some major sporting actions that occurred over the whole weekend in this writing. First, Borrusia Dortmund of Bundesliga manages to retain their Bundesliga crown, denying their closest rival Bayern Munich with still two games to play, and marking a back to back championship title. Remarkably, they have been very consistent in this past two years even when several of their key players leaving or injured. German league might not be as popular as the other highest level league of England, Italy and Spain, however their presence in European competition are always threatening. Even though I rarely watch or follow any German league clubs, Dortmund is nonetheless different, especially with Shinji Kagawa in it. He is spectacular for an Asian and arguably their best player for 2012 season, and which for him being the reason I began to watch the league again. Together with the rest of low profile assembled players and Jurgen Klopp’s superb coaching, Dortmund is simply classy. And with Bayern’s dominance ended, Bundesliga shall no longer be justified as a one club league. Moreover, Kagawa proves that asian players, in particular Japanese can compete at highest level, alongside Okazaki(Stuttgart), Nagatomo(Inter), Ryo Miyaichi(Arsenal), Keisuke Honda(CSKA Moscow), and Kawashima(Lierse) to prove the case.

Jurgen Klopp can't hold back his emotion and hugs Kagawa after he scored the 2nd goal that seals the Bundesliga title.

Borussians celebrating back to back title

The biggest sporting event this weekend was undoubtedly the mouth watering encounter between Real Madrid and their fiercest rival Barcelona, with the estimation of half billion people across the world were watching the “El Clasico” last Saturday night. In the match, Real Madrid spectacularly managed to break their hoodoo against Barcelona to pull off the first win in 8 matches against Barcelona, this time away from home at 2-1. I was really overjoyed by the win, as Madrid proved that they no longer inferior to their rival, and Mourinho’s counter punch tactic was a success. Ronaldo despite his arrogant attitude bettered Lionel Messi that night and shut the hell of all critics that said he cannot turn up during big games. Anyhow, the most ironic moment that night was, almost 100 000 supporters of Barcelona, after their team scored the equalizer, started to taunt โ€œRonaldo is son of a bitch” in Spanish and jeered him. Just while they were taunting & singing, Madrid counterattacked, and as you all guessed he scored the faboulous goal in a blink of eye shutting the fuck up all their mouths, and to accomplish the goal was Ronaldo celebration pose that asked Barca fans to calm down with sole intent to provoke them. I can only ROFL haha, what an antic from him I can say. Real Madrid now is 7 points ahead of Barca in the league table and I cant see anyway in hell they would lose the Liga with 4 games left to play. !

Ronaldo celebrating while Messi ...cries?

Sometimes you need 3 or 4 players to stop Messi alone!

..and the same can be said for Ronaldo!

Emotional Casillas embraces Pepe after winning the El Clasico

"Calm down, calm down haters!" Ronaldo performs antic sarcasm for 90,000 Barca supporters after scoring the winning goal.

I bet Rafael Nadal without doubt has seen the El Clasico last saturday since heโ€™s a football freak, and hence definitely has been carrying the inspiration of his colleagues of Madrid beating their rival. In this 2012 Monte Carlo ATP 1000 masters final on Sunday, Rafa finally emerged triumphant over Novak Djokovic in a very one sided straight sets match win, his first victory in eight finals over 18 months. Nadal hammered Djokovic 6-3, 6-1 on the first 2012 major clay court tournament marking his 20th ATP 1000 masters title breaking his previous record tie with Federer. What is more, this is his eight consecutive wins at Monte Carlo! What a staggering record that is and probably wont be broken ever. This is a very big win for him for another reason which it will boost his confidence and remove his inferior psychological barrier over Djokovic. Having said that, even before the game started I was already convinced Nadal would win since he has shown tremendous improvement during his last meeting at grand slam against his rival despite losing. And today he proved himself as still an indisputable player on clay court. This win will most probably be the remedy for him before the upcoming Rolland Garros grand slam.

The tennis gladiator is on fire!

The champion's smile and confidence are back. Nadal poses with runner up Djokovic

Whereas at Old Trafford England, goodness me! The title race is a definite on! Manchester United just managed a draw against Everton despite scoring 4 times! I was already giving up on City’s title hope when Everton was trailing 3-1 and 4-2. The Evertonians however proved me wrong by amazingly stagimg a comeback. They definitely did a big favor to Manchester City whom won their match against relegated Wolverhampton right after with the score of 2-0. Currently, City just trails their neighbour by 3 points in the league ahead of their derby next weekend at City’s turf. If City managed to get a win against United(I hope), they will be equal in points with 3 games left to play. City have the upper hand to lead the league whenever both are equal points since they have higher goals margin than United, but will have a rather trickier match ups left compared to their rival, having to face the highflying Newcastle and unpredictable QPR both away from home.

Amazing comeback by Everton left United frustrated

England's biggest derby in the upcoming weekend, Battle of Manchester.

The key battle is between these two top scorers of BPL, who will outscore the other in the derby?

To end the recap with, Red Bull’s Sebastian Vettel clinches his first win of 2012 Formula 1 by ensuring his victory in Bahrain GP, followed by second and third placed Lotus Renault’s Raikonnen and Grosjean. Franky, I would have already acknowledged on the high pace of Red Bull car. However I was forced to witness even the newbie Lotus Renault could overtake Alonso’s Ferrari piece of cake-ly and achieved podiums finish. What a ridiculous job Ferrari is doing now. I am truly disappointed as the great Fernando Alonso just managed a seventh place on that race despite having an excellent start. Nonetheless, the gap between him and the leader is just 10 points over 4 races. Formula 1 would have a one month break before the next race, so please Ferrari get ready a better car as you had promised for the upcoming Monaco GP!

Redbull's Vettel is sandwiched by Lotus Renault's Grosjean and Kimi Raikonnen

P/s: to a good friend whom support Nico Rosberg so much, congrats on him winning his first F1 GP last weekend at Shanghai ๐Ÿ˜‰

Hello, My NAME Is…

This time, not exactly writing to share but more of my own reminder in the future, of what I had in mind. Insha’Allah if one day I’m blessed with children of my own, boys or girls, I wish to name them as follows, of course with my future wife’s consent(smiling). Might this mean that I’m ready to become a family figure? Bring it on ๐Ÿ˜‰ . Those are names that some came into sight, and some that I heard, read or encountered myself. I would write it here whenever I could think of new ones, whichever I like only.

Anyway to remind all of us, any future parents before naming their newborn child, please put some proper thoughts, give meaningful names if possible, short and easy to call. I see that it’s meaningless for some who put so very the top,long & classy names to their children(a lot nowdays), but end up calling him/her as “boy”, “adik”, “baby” and whatnot. Or purposely address their child in short from actual name, like Ahmad becoming Mat. Remember that each time we mention somebody’s name that has a meaning, is like we reciting a doa(prayer). So, isn’t better to make it short, simple and meaningful. For the parents convenience to call too, and not let the child be burdened; subject of harassment in future. kudos ๐Ÿ˜‰

For son;
Zafran (quite fond with “zaf” haha)
Iskandar (Is)

For daughter;
Nur Jannah

FERNANDO ALONSO Of Ferrari Wins Rain Hit F1 Malaysian GP! WOOOHOOOO!

WOOOoooooooooooHOOooooo! Wuaaahahahaha! ROFL! Fernando has lived up to his status as the most complete Formula 1 driver once again. Hoho, I have so long never been this happy especially since the devastating loss of Alonso’s fellow countryman Rafael Nadal on previous Grand Slam final. This win marks his third Malaysian GP wins(a record) and 28th overall. Wet race condition at Sepang is a common sight, and that includes the 2012 edition, where a heavily poured rain even forced a 50 minutes race suspension at the 9th lap. Coming into the second race of 2012, despite having a not so competent car identical to last year’s, he had shown once more his ability to sneak a win from the 8th qualifying grid position by exploiting the rainy condition to suit his car while driving flawlessly. Whereas at the Australian GP last week, the truly brilliant Alonso arm-wrestled his Ferrari from 12th to 5th in the Australian GP that launched the new F1 season. Those results show how strong his character and what a fighter he is, err much like Rafael Nadal. I guess most Spaniards are really like a bull huh, once he senses an opportunity, there is no holding back. His team-mate, Felipe Massa, however, found the car fundamentally undriveable. He started 16th before retiring in the closing laps, and i thought he had the feel of a merciful release. Ferrari’s statistics stating that in normal circumstances, their cars this year are approximately 1 second off of the fastest car on the grid which is Maclaren. Even though there is slight improvement than last year’s performance which was almost 1.5 sec slower, but frankly is still far from what people would expect out of a Ferrari. Ferrari’s cars are supposed to fight on the front grid, but unfortunately this is not always true in current F1.

Fernando was truly happy with this win since having to cope with a below par Ferrari car.

On the bright side, if we follow Alonso’s career closely, we know that Alonso despite whatever car given, he will definitely bring the best out of the car. In 2010, Ferrari throughout the whole season has been regarded as the third fastest behind redbull and Mclaren, but he however fight excellently towards the end; just a strategical error by Ferrari team has costed him the championship on the final race. For a reminder, he also fought for the championship in 2007 just to lose it in the final race too. According to what some of the driver including De La Rosa were quoting, Alonso is the finest and most complete driver of the lot, arguably even over Schumacher. Why? Because no matter what the rules changes were by the FIA, he was always come out on top regardless with grooved tyres, with slicks, with blown diffusers, with double diffusers, with Pirelli, Bridgestone, Michelin, and in any condition especially on the wet as he has prooved again today and throughout his whole career. Wet condition is very challenging and hard to drive in as anything can unexpectedly happen.

Alonso leading the pack in the heavy rain-hit race

Some recklessly fast driver like Hamilton, Vettel or Raikonnen won’t stand a good chance in this condition. It is however a different story for Alonso, Button or Schumacher with their precise and accurate driving. That is why Alonso was always able to outperform others in this sort of situation while able to fully show his talent. On his third win in Sepang, I want to congratulate Fernando Alonso for his superb consistency and amazing drive. The new leader of the championship in this early 2012 season, keep up the good work, and hopefully Ferrari would get some encouragement from the win to improve and produce the best car to match up with Alonso’s driving abilities. To people out there, trust me when I say Formula 1 is even better this year since the former 7 times F1 champion, M.Schumacher is making a come back and he showed glimpses of his old self in this first two races whilst adding another thrill in 2012 is the return of 2007 champion, Kimi Raikonen from World Rally that drives for Lotus F1. Never before there were 6 world champions on the grid battling in a season. And the stellar second placed Sergio Perez of Sauber really draws my attention. Alonso’s successor perhaps? I will wait and follow him closely on incoming races I guess. Ultimately, top notch performance and VIVA ALONSO!
P/s: Ferrari, please keep up with him!

Till next year Malaysian Sepang F1~

Yahudi, Zionis, Palestin & Israel: Bahagian 1 (sejarah dan asal usul kaum Yahudi)

Dalam artikel kali ini, saya nak berkongsi cerita tentang bangsa yang cukup dikecam oleh Umat Islam seantero dunia, yakni Yahudi. Banyak sebanarnya persoalan yang diutarakan mengenai bangsa ini seperti; Siapakah bangsa Yahudi ini sebenarnya? Kenapa begitu teruk sekali bangsa ini dikecam oleh umat Islam? Kenapa Allah SWT sangat memurkai bangsa terlaknat ini walhal Yahudi adalah bangsa Al-kitab (bangsa yang juga diturunkan kitab suci yakni Taurat seperti Arab). Apakah perbezaan antara Yahudi dan Zionis serta kerajaan Israel di Jerusalem(Baitulmaqdis). Apakah perbuatan Yahudi yang mengudang kemurkaan Allah SWT? Bagaimanakah tanah yang dikatakan milik “Rakyat Palestin” diceroboh dan dirampas oleh golongan Yahudi ini? Kenapa majoriti bangsa Yahudi tinggal bertempiaran di serata dunia tanpa negara sendiri sebelum menduduki Palestin? Kenapa golongan Yahudi mendakwa tanah Palestin itu merupakan hakmilik mereka sejak zaman Nabi Musa lagi? Kenapakah masih tiada jalan perdamaian antara “rakyat Palestin” dan rakyat Yahudi di tanah Palestin? Kenapa negara-negara Arab gagal membantu umat Islam di Palestin ini? Negara Islam Arab manakah yang menyokong dan yang menentang Israel dan Amerika ini? Kenapakah Amerika Syarikat dan negara-negara Eropah sangat menyokong kewujudan negara Israel? Apakah perbezaan antara “Jew(Yahudi)”, “Judaism” dan “Hebrew”? Benarkah Adolf Hitler benci dan mengarahkan penghapusan majoriti kaum Yahudi(“The Holocaust”)? Bagaimana golongan Yahudi yang asal bersembahyang? Apakah hukum berurusniaga dan berkawan dengan golongan Yahudi tersebut? Insyaallah, dalam penulisan kali ini, saya akan cuba berkongsi dan mengupas persoalan tersebut mengikut pemahaman saya sendiri. Dan juga kali ini, saya hanya menulis dalam Bahasa Melayu supaya dapat dikongsi dikalangan sahabat di Malaysia dan supaya tidak dikecam sebagai perkauman oleh bangsa asing Wallahualam.

Biarlah saya bermula dengan bagaimana bangsa Yahudi ini muncul. Sebagaimana kita semua tahu bahawa semua umat manusia berketerunan dari manusia pertama ciptaan Allah SWT iaitu Nabi Adam a.s, dan tidak terkecuali juga bangsa Yahudi ini. Hakikatnya, Bangsa Arab dan Bangsa Yahudi ini berasal dari satu rumpun yang sama dan boleh dikatakan adik beradik. Bapa kepada kedua bangsa ini adalah Nabi Ibrahim a.s (Abraham). Kita sebagai umat Islam sedia maklum bahawa Nabi Ibrahim a.s terkenal dengan sejarahnya yang kerana ketaatannya kepada Allah swt sanggup mengorbankan anaknya sendiri iaitu Nabi Ismael a.s yang akhirnya ditukarkan kepada seekor Qibas dengan kuasa Allah swt. Nabi Ibrahim a.s kemudian memperoleh seorang lagi anak lelaki iaitu Nabi Ishak a.s(Isaac). Jadi kedua-dua Nabi Ismael dan Nabi Ishak a.s merupakan adik beradik walaupun berlainan ibu. Daripada keturunan Nabi Ismael a.s inilah terlahirnya bangsa Arab dan daripada keturunan Nabi Ishak a.s(Isaac) ini pula lahirnya bangsa Yahudi. Antara Nabi-nabi Allah s.w.t yang berasal dari keturunan Yahudi yakni berketurunan Nabi Ishak as (Isaac) adalah Nabi Yaakub as (Jaacob), Nabi Yusuf as (Joseph), Nabi Musa as (Moses), Nabi Harun a.s(Aaron), Nabi Daud as (David), Nabi Sulaiman as (Solomon) dan tak terkecuali Nabi Isa a.s(Jesus). Nabi Ishak a.s kemudiannya memperoleh anak lelaki yang kemudiannya menjadi nabi Allah iaitu Yaakub a.s(Jaacob). Nabi Allah Yaakub pula mempunyai 12 orang anak lelaki dan seorang perempuan, yang mana anak lelaki ke-11 nya juga merupakan seorang nabi Allah juga iaitu Nabi Yusuf a.s(Joseph).

Salasilah 25 Nabi-nabi

Hikayat Nabi Yusuf dan ayahandanya Nabi Yaakub memang selalu diceritakan dan juga disebut di dalam Al-Quran. Alkisahnya, abang-abang Nabi Yusuf amat cemburukan Nabi Yusuf a.s yang merupakan kesayangan ayahanda mereka. Jadi mereka mencampakkan Nabi Yusuf yang masih kecil di dalam telaga, dan memberitahu ayahanda mereka bahawa Nabi Yusuf telah mati dimakan serigala. Nabi Yaakub a.s yang terlampau sedih menangis hingga matanya buta, walhal Nabi Yusuf pula diselamatkan oleh peniaga yang singgah di telaga itu dan beliau dijual sebagai hamba. Dengan takdir Allah SWT, bapa dan anak tersebut ditemukan kembali selepas Nabi Yusuf sudah dewasa dan menjadi pegawai besar kepada Raja Mesir. Nabi Yusuf a.s juga diceritakan sebagai seorang yang sangat kacak sehinggakan sewaktu menjadi hamba, puannya, Zulaikha cuba menggoda dan menfitnah beliau.

Daripada kisah tadi, kita juga mengetahui bahawa Nabi Yaakub a.s mempunyai 12 orang anak lelaki. 12 orang anak inilah yang akan menjadi pengasas kepada bani Israel yang mengandungi 12 suku kaum kelak. Allah telah menjanjikan Nabi Ibrahim a.s bahawa keturunan Ismael kelak akan diberikan sebuah tanah di Kanaan (“The Promised Land”) untuk mereka tinggal pada suatu masa, yang merupakan tanah di sekitar Palestin kini dan negara Arab sekitarnya yang merangkumi kawasan dari Sungai Nil ke Sungai Euphrates. Pemberian tanah ini juga disebut di dalam Al-Quran. Hal ini menjadi salah satu alasan kumpulan Zionis untuk menceroboh tanah Palestin kelak. Golongan Yahudi(Al-Yahud) juga digelar sebagai Bani Israel yang diambil daripada perkataan “bani” yang bermaksud ‘anak-anak keturunan’ dan salah satu gelaran Nabi Yaakub a.s yang diberikan Allah swt iaitu Israel. Jadi pada hemat saya, tidak patutlah kita mengeji nama Israel itu, sebaliknya yang harus dikeji adalah kaum bernama Yahudi yang dimurkai Allah swt.

Selepas beberapa puluh tahun, wujudnya sebuah kerajaan Mesir yang diperintah oleh seorang firaun yang kejam. Firaun mendapat ramalan dari tukang tilik bahawa akan ada seorang lelaki dari Bani Israel akan menggulingkannya. Jadi firaun tersebut mengarahkan semua bayi lelaki baru lahir dibunuh. Untuk melindungi seorang bayi lelaki baru lahir, seorang ibu telah menghanyutkan bayinya di dalam raga di sungai. Bayi tersebut adalah Nabi Musa a.s, yang berasal dari salah satu suku kaum Yahudi iaitu suku Lawi(Lawi merupakan abang Yusuf). Nabi Musa a.s ditemui oleh Aishah, isteri kepada firaun tersebut dan dibenarkan untuk menjaganya. Apabila dewasa, Nabi Musa a.s bertemu dengan seorang lelaki Yahudi yang sedang bergaduh dengan lelaki Arab. Dengan niat untuk meleraikan pergaduhan, beliau telah tertumbuk lelaki Arab itu lalu meninggal dunia. Nabi Musa a.s yang mengikut ajaran Nabi Ibrahim memang taat kepada Allah swt lantas berdoa meminta keampunan. Beliau bagaimanapun terpaksa melarikan diri dari Mesir kerana diarah oleh firaun supaya dibunuh. Semasa melarikan diri, beliau berkahwin dan menetap di Arab Saudi. Selepas beberapa tahun beliau berasa rindu terhadap kampungnya dan bercadang pulang ke Mesir. Beliau singgah di Gunung Sinai sewaktu dalam perjalanan dan ketika inilah beliau mendapat wahyu daripada Allah swt untuk membebaskan Bani Israel dari cengkaman Firaun Mesir dan berdakwah kepada mereka ke jalan Allah. Nabi Musa a.s pada mulanya tidak yakin untuk menggalas tugas tersebut kerana beliau seorang yang gagap. Oleh itu Allah menyeru supaya beliau mengajak adiknya yang juga menjadi nabi Allah kelak, iaitu Nabi Harun a.s untuk membantu beliau. Beliau juga diberikan mukjizat daripada Allah swt untuk mencabar Firaun dan menegaskan yang Tuhan itu satu yakni Allah swt. Setelah bersemuka dengan firaun dan menunjukkan mukjizat kurniaan Allah swt, ternyata tiada bandingnya mukjizat tersebut dibandingkan ahli sihir firaun. Walaupun begitu, firaun tetap tidak mahu akur kepada Allah swt. Selepas kejadian tersebut, sebahagian daripada kalangan pengikut Firaun, termasuk isterinya Aishah mengikuti ajaran yang dibawa Musa. Firaun yang marah lantas menghukum golongan berkenaan menyebabkan Nabi Musa dan pengikutnya melarikan diri daripada Mesir. mereka dikejar oleh Firaun dan tenteranya hinggalah sampai ke Laut Merah yang merupakan jalan mati. Dengan seruan Allah swt, Nabi Musa mengetuk tongkatnya ke tanah dan dengan izin-Nya, terbelahlah lautan tersebut dan dapatlah mereka lari melalui tengah lautan itu. Firaun dan tenteranya juga mengekori mereka di belakang, dan apabila Nabi Musa a.s selamat tiba di daratan pantai, Allah swt telah menyatukan kembali belahan lautan itu. Maka, firaun dan para pengikut pun mati kelemasan.

Mount Sinai of Sinai, Egypt was the place where Prophet Musa a.s received his first revelation from Allah SWT.

Mount Sinai is part of Egypt, located slightly southwest of The Promised Land(Canaan/Palestine today) and north of the famous Splitting Red Sea.

Selepas keluar dari Mesir, Nabi Musa a.s dan pengikut ke Gunung Sinai untuk menerima kitab panduan dalam bentuk tablet batu(ten commandments) daripada Allah swt. Musa seorang diri naik ke atas gunung sementara pengikutnya menunggu di bawah. Selepas lebih sebulan, barulah Nabi Musa a.s turun dan didapati pengikutnya sedang menyembah sebuah berhala emas atas hasutan seorang ahli sihir. Nabi Musa sedih dan sedar bahawa umatnya bersifat keras kepala, hati mereka tertutup oleh kekufuran, malah gemar melakukan perkara terlarang, sehingga sanggup menyatakan keinginan melihat Allah, baru mahu beriman sehingga sanggup menganggap patung emas sebagai tuhan. Ini merupakan salah satu perangai jahat kaum Yahudi yang tidak bersyukur.

Selepas mendapat kitab panduan, Allah swt menyeru mereka supaya pergi dan menetap di Kanaan (Palestin sekarang), tanah yang dijanjikan Allah swt kepada keturunan Nabi Ishak. Di dalam perjalanan, mereka kehabisan makanan dan menggesa Nabi Musa supaya meminta makanan daripada Allah swt. Allah memperkenankan doa beliau lantas diberikan makanan berupa sejenis kekacang. Bani Israil memang tidak bersyukur dan tamak seperti kaum Yahudi sekarang, apabila bosan dengan makanan kekacang tersebut, mereka menggesa Nabi Musa berdoa supaya mendapat makanan yang lebih sedap dan pelbagai. Tindakan mereka memang mengudang kemurkaan Allah dan Nabi Musa memberi amaran kepada mereka.

Setibanya di Kanaan, mereka mendapati Kanaan diduduki oleh satu puak Kanaan. Nabi Musa menghantar 12 orang pengintip yang mewakili 12 suku kaum Bani Israil untuk menyiasat tempat tersebut. Daripada 12 pengintip tersebut, 10 daripadanya yang tidak beriman selepas menyiasat berasa takut dan tidak yakin untuk menyerang puak Kanaan. Sebaliknya dua orang pengintip lagi iaitu Joshua dan Caleb yang memang beriman kepada Allah swt menggesa pengikut Musa yang lain supaya yakin pada kuasa Allah dan memberitahu strategi yang terbaik untuk menyerang. Ramai dari puak Yahudi ini merasakan terlalu bahaya dan enggan turut serta dengan memberikan bermacam alasan. Lantas Allah swt murka dengan perangai dan tindakan mereka yang tidak beriman ini dan menghukum mereka supaya tersesat di padang pasir dan tidak akan dapat masuk ke tanah Kanaan(Palestin) selama 40 tahun.

Journey of Prophet Musa & Israelites from Egypt to the Land of Canaan through wilderness(red line)

Daripada kisah di atas, kita dapat mengetahui secara kasar bagaimanakah sebenarnya perangai orang Yahudi ini. Tidak bersyukur, tamak, hanya ingin percaya apa yang mereka nampak, tidak yakin dengan kuasa Allah swt, hanya mahukan keselesaan dan tidak sanggup melakukan perkara yang susah walaupun Allah memberikan bermacam-macam kenikmatan. Yahudilah kaum yang memasukkan racun dalam makanan Nabi Muhammad SAW dan mengkhianati perjanjian dengan umat Islam di Madinah. Walaubagaimanapun kita tahu bahawa kaum Yahudi ini sememangnya bijak dan cerdik. Ada dikatakan ini kerana mereka telah makan makanan berkhasiat yang datangnya terus daripada Allah swt, jadi mereka mendapat anugerah berkenaan, Wallahualam.

It is terrible as Jewish people use their clever brains like this(above)

*mengenai Nabi Daud a.s(King David) dan anaknya Nabi Sulaiman a.s(King Solomon) dan Yahudi yang bertempiaran(Jews Diaspora) yang mengilhamkan rejim zionis serta Jerusalem.

RAFAEL NADAL, despite losing at the Australian Open 2012 final, you will always be an aspiring champion….

The Australian Open Tennis 2012 Grand Slam has come to an end following a final match encounter that I could not simply put into words. As a matter of fact, the match might have been too intense and mind blowing. This latest final confrontation occured between current world no. 1, Novak Djokovic against world no.2 Rafael Nadal, in which “The Djoker” has prevailed. The match was so epic that it will surely be written down into history book alongside 2008 Wimbledon Final which was arguably the best tennis match ever! In the latest Austalian Open final edition, Djokovic beat Nadal in an epic 5 sets match lasting for 5 hours and 53 minutes, which is the longest final Grand Slam match ever with a score line of 5-7, 6-4, 6-2, 6-7(5), 7-5. The previous longest duration final GS match was just at 4h 54m which was almost an hour shorter. Doesn’t that along with the scoreline could tell you anything? Simply LEGENDARY!

The longest final match ever in 100 years of tennis history

I dare to say that these two players have elevate their game even beyond Roger Federer’s, and I too reluctantly have to believe that Novak has been one of the finest player in tennis history. Both have performed well throughout the tournament as Nadal beat Federer relatively easy in four, while Novak was tested by Murray and eventually succeeded in five sets match, both in semis. But, being Rafa’s fan, I was tremendously devastated, saddened by his lost in the final. This has been his best performance against “The Djoker” in recent years, as he has given everything he could, retaliating with all his might and fate still doesn’t lie with him, yet again. Despite trailing 1-2 coming into the fourth set while his body language and confidence never looked any worse with errors after errors, he somehow astonishingly got his composure back and regrouped to fight Djokovic neck to neck in the fourth, and eventually prevailed with a tight scoreline.

Roger's age is finally catching up, the focus is now on rivalry between Novak and Rafa

Mental prowess that Nadal showed really filled me with awe, looking at how he pushed himself hard to get back into the game, giving his best in everything that he could, and so close to winning the game. Mind you that Nadal has lost to Djokovic for 6 consecutive finals in 2011 which include 2 Grand Slams, and 4 ATP Masters, even in clay court where it was supposed to be his territory. And coming into the final match, while holding a psychological disadvantage against his opponent, I have to salute & respect on his resilience and mentally as well through out the match because he was not only battling Novak on the other half of the court, but inside his mind as well. The last set lost was just a matter of Nadal being unlucky. It was 50/50 in the end after Nadal did an impressive job to stay in the game.

Djokovic embraces Nadal after an epic match..

RAFAEL NADAL, even though you lost the Grand Slam, but you have definitely raise my respect towards you that has actually been sky high. You had produced so many legendary & memorable matches with whoever great players you were battling against; and that others wont be able to take that from you despite you winning or losing. You are my idol as a person and as a sports man. You showed to most ordinary people that with true, tremendous hard work, you can be a champion as well. You are an inspiration and despite losing again, you are still the winner in everybody’s heart. You have won so many titles, beat the so called “Greatest of All Time” in Federer too many times, been world No.1, and has achieved everything that other people wish to achieve, and despite all that, you behaviour & manner are too unbelievable to believe. Outrageously humble, your attachment towards parents & uncle, your respect towards opponents, hard worker, never give up attitude, well behave on courts, your guts, and a very nice guy as a whole. All these character of yours for me have made you the best, well deserved and most unique tennis champion the game will ever have.

Rafa plays his tennis like a warrior

Contrasting, other champions like Federer definitely has true quality & actual character as a champion, Djokovic has talents and resilience as world best. Even McEnroe in the past was a hot tempered genius and the great Borg was a cool, calm & collected champion. But the man called Rafael Nadal is not a genius player like Federer, or even Djokovic. Nadal is just an ordinary guy who work, work and work hard; improve, improve and improve on his game until he is able to adjust himself to suit the situation he has to face. Challenges that came as specific players, different court surfaces or different playing style, he conquered them all by training diligently. In many people’s eyes, they don’t see him as only a tennis player but also a fighter. Dubbed as a modern day gladiator, he gains respect and fear even from opponents and their supporters. I know that this recent Djokovic “jinx” has been deeply buried in his mind after so many losses, however I always believe and pray that he will be able to overcome this mountainous obstacle eventually as he had proved before. And for all that, you will always be an aspiring champion for everyone especially me. Rafael Nadal would be my inspiration even in matters beyond tennis, as in real life. A real role model & a true aspiring champion. VAMOS RAFA!