Tuesday, July 31, 2012

Writing as a way to leave a legacy of your thoughts!

When the Prophet Muhammad Sallalahu Alaihi Wassallam (May peace be upon him) first received the Revelations of the Al-Qur'an Al Karim verbatim from the Archangel Jibreel Alaihis Salam ( Upon him be peace), he was forced to memorize it by Jibreel Alaihis Salam!

Being an unlettered person @ not having learned as to how to read or write, the Prophet was obviously alarmed and at a loss on being asked to 'read' by Jibreel Alaihis Salam who came to the Blessed Prophet in the form of a bright, shining light and illuminated the small dark cave (photo) high above the mountains of Makkah!

Imagine how it must have been for the blessed Rasul Sallalahu Alaihi Wassallam?

Naturally, he was stressed out by such an experience! Who wouldn't? 

As the Prophet hurried down the mountain and rushed home shivering to seek the solace and comfort of his wife Sayyidatina Khadijah Radhiallahu Anha, his wife reassured the Prophet that he being who he is will not be burdened by God Almighty and that he should rest assured that God will not abandon him to shoulder the burden of prophet-hood all by himself.

She was the first to believe in him being the Final Messenger of Allah. The next to believe in him was Sayyidina Ali ibni Abu Talib, his cousin. Followed by his closest friend and companion Sayyidina Abu Bakar. 

The Prophet Muhammad Sallalahu Alaihi Wassallam continued to receive the Revelations of the Al Qur'an Al Karim through a period of 23 long years. 13 of them were received during his stay in Makkah and the rest of the Final Revelations were received by the Blessed Messenger during his 10 years in Madinah.

The scholars of Sirah (Prophet’s biography) have mentioned the names of the Sahabah @ Companions of the Prophet who used to write down the Wahyu of Allahu Ta'ala @ The Revelations of the Al Qur'an or the letters of the Messenger (peace and blessings of Allah be upon him). 

They were: 
  1. Abu Bakr al-Siddeeq, 
  2. ‘Umar ibn al-Khattaab, 
  3. ‘Uthmaan ibn ‘Affaan, 
  4. ‘Ali ibn Abi Taalib, 
  5. al-Zubayr ibn al-‘Awwaam, 
  6. ‘Aamir ibn Fuhayrah,
  7. ‘Amr ibn al-‘Aas, 
  8. Ubayy ibn Ka’b,
  9. ‘Abd-Allaah ibn al-Arqam, 
  10. Thaabit ibn Qays ibn Shammaas, 
  11. Hanzalah ibn al-Rabee’ al-Usaydi, 
  12. al-Mugheerah ibn Shu’bah, 
  13. ‘Abd-Allaah ibn Rawaahah, 
  14. Khaalid ibn al-Waleed, 
  15. Khaalid ibn Sa’eed ibn al-‘Aas (whom it was said was the first one to write down anything for him), 
  16. Mu’aawiyah ibn Abi Sufyaan and 
  17. Zayd ibn Thaabit and many others totaling 42 Sahabah altogether.
Muhammad Sallalahu Alaihi Wassallam requested them to write down the Wahyu from Allah Subhanahu Wa Ta'ala and counter checked with them as to each verse and reconfirmed it.

Thus the noble tasks of the scribes who were with the Blessed Messenger of Allahu Ta'ala helped preserve the revelations of the Blessed Al Quran and made copies of the Final Guidance from our Lord Almighty to be the beacon of truth that shines forth to this very day bringing salvation to all those seeking for it.

Writing is a time honored tradition of preserving human history and those who write for the sake of sharing truthful information based on facts continue a legacy of virtue that elevates us who are members of the humankind to a stage that differentiates us from the other creations of Allah Subhanahu Wa Ta'ala.

Through our efforts in writing for the sake of Allah and His Messenger, we continue to strive in the Way of the Blessed Prophet and spread his Dakwah to all those who read our articles and learn about Islam, everyone's birthright.

If you have the means and abilities to write and publish online for the global audience to learn about Islam, then please waste no time in doing so.

Leave a legacy of beneficial writings for the world to learn as a mark of our presence here on Earth. Insya Allah it might just be our redeeming effort to enjoin what's right and forbid the wrongs.

For those of you who would like to learn more about the story of Prophet Muhammad Sallalahu Alaihi Wassallam, come listen to Brother Yusuf Islam @ former Cat Stevens reading the Sirah of the Greatest Messenger of Allah:

Saturday, March 17, 2012

Perkhidmatan Penterjemahan BM ke Bahasa Inggeris

Berapa ramaikah diantara anda yang tidak berapa fasih didalam Bahasa Inggeris? Boleh dikatakan agak ramai juga kan?

Sekiranya anda sedang menghadapi kesukaran menterjemah artikel atau kertas jawapan anda dari Bahasa Malaysia ke Bahasa Inggeris, apakah anda menggunakan sistem penterjemahan maya seperti Google Translate?

Saya berikan satu contoh mudah di atas dimana Google translate belum tentu akan dapat membantu anda secara tepat didalam menyampaikan maksud sebenar dari anda kepada pembaca.

Lihat sahaja paparan skrin diatas.

Tidak menepati apa yang kita mahu katakan, bukan?

Hanya dengan menggunakan perkhidmatan penterjemah yang berpengalaman sahaja, maksud sebenar dari anda akan dapat disampaikan kepada mereka yang menjadi sasaran anda.

Sila hantarkan tugasan anda kepada saya, Haji Zainol Abideen @ Blogger Mahaguru58 untuk taksiran kos penterjemahan yang cepat dan tepat di alamat emel : @ atau sms +60163969881.

Insya Allah, akan saya maklumkan anda secepat mungkin dan jika setuju dengan syarat2 dan terma diantara kita, maka tugasan anda itu akan saya emelkan kembali sebaik sahaja anda selesai melunaskan bil perkhidmatan saya.

Akan saya maklumkan kepada anda cara cara pembayaran boleh dibuat melalui perhubungan kita nanti samada melalui emel atau khidmat pesanan ringkas.

Kepuasan hati anda terjamin. Hubungi saya hari ini dan percayalah anda pasti akan tersenyum dan bersyukur diatas mutu kerja saya nanti. 

Insya Allah. Hendak seribu daya! Yakin Boleh!

Tuesday, March 13, 2012

Translating ENG-BM, BM-ENG, Proofreading, Editing, Content Writing, Etc.

How often have you grimaced when you come across ads and articles that contain atrociously misspelt English? 

Isn't it an unpleasant experience in having to face such horrendous grammar in our life especially here in Malaysia?

Not that many people are concerned at all about the kind of disastrous first impressions that they unwittingly provide the reading public and in fact destroy whatever remnants of a passable social image of themselves, their companies, their departments or even government ministries by releasing such ads or notices to the public domain!

Writing good content requires one to have not only the basic know how of putting together the right and correct words into a phrase or a sentence but also having it in oneself to know how to paint a larger mental picture of the whole train of thought?

Failure to do so will only result in a nightmarish blunder that will have serious consequences for the ones who have no idea or are at a loss for words?

Do you remember the infamous 'poke in your eye' Ministry of Defense screw up we had recently?

The problem was caused by the mainly Malay speaking MINDEF staff resorting to totally using just the Google Online Translating Service for their ministry's dress code regulations.

Translating from Bahasa Malaysia to English and vice versa can't be relied upon just online systems. The systems would not be able to grasp the context and content of any such differences in culture or social trends or tendencies in order to do justice for such a translation need.

It will take quite a knowledgeable person who is well versed in both English and Bahasa Malaysia to come up with an acceptable form of translation that will deliver the right and correct message as intended.

Failure to engage the right person to do that important job will result in such an embarrassing gaffe that could really have been prevented from ever taking place?

Let's take a look at another embarrassing notice that was posted in an online forum's message board:
Isn't it a shame that the person posting such a notice didn't take the time and effort to check their ad for grammatical errors before publishing it online?

By going ahead with such publishing, the person actually destroys his or her own credibility way upfront and tells everyone reading their notice to stay safely away from ever having to deal with them!

Misrepresenting oneself through such grossly incorrect advertising or announcements will in effect bring down one's public image. Disastrous!

For those intending to do business or project themselves as reliable and trustworthy parties online and in the public domain, it pays to engage a reliable translator who knows his or her English and Bahasa Malaysia quite well and has many years of experience in this important field.

I have been writing and publishing more than 2600 over articles online since 2005 as a blogger using the Mahaguru58 online id.

Its time that I start making use of my abilities to be of service to the general public.

If you have a need for my English to Bahasa Malaysia ; Bahasa Malaysia to English Translating, Proofreading, Editing, Content Writing in both English and Bahasa Malaysia, you are most welcome to engage my services.

I am willing to undertake only jobs and assignments which are free from any legal implications and plagiarism. 

It has to be your own idea and not running contrary to any laws and regulations of the land. I can help you to put words to your thoughts in the right, correct and appropriate manner. We can discuss. No worries. :)

Reasonable fees. Terms & conditions are negotiable.

I can be reached at at and mobile +60163969881.

Thank you.

Haji Zainol Abideen.
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