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Saturday, February 14, 2009

Among His Signs - Pictorial Journey

This is my last post for the LRTQ campaign, but God Willing, it will not be my last post sharing the Quran with you. As a finale to the campaign, I would like to experiment with something different.

I will try to connect verses 20 to 26 of Chapter 30 with my picture collection. My purpose is to connect God’s signs via pictures so that whenever we see or experience His creations, we become more connected to Him.

At the heart of it, the Quran's purpose is to provide us the guidance and connect us between man and man, man and nature and between man and God. The Quran suggests that we pay attention to His Signs.

The wi-fi at my house area is so slow so now I am at Darabif. I did not anticipate that the choosing, resizing and downloading of the pictures will require the whole day!

Hope you guys like it.

Here are the verses in full.

Among His signs is [the fact] that he has created you from dust; then you were propagated as human beings.

Among His signs is [the fact] that He has created spouses for you from among yourselves so that you may console yourselves with them. He has planted affection and mercy between you; in that are signs for people who think things over.

Among His signs are the creation of Heaven and Earth, as well as the diversity in your tongues and colors. In that are signs for those who know.

Among His signs are your sleeping at night and by day, and your pursuit of His bounty. In that are signs for any folk who listen.

Among His signs is how He shows you lightning for both fear and anticipation. He sends water down from the sky so He may revive the earth with it following its death. In that are signs for folk who use their reason.

Among His signs are [the fact] that the sky and earth hold firm at His command. Then whenever He calls you forth out of the earth once and for all, you will (all) come forth! * Anyone who is in Heaven and Earth belongs to Him; all are subservient to Him.

(Quran 30 : 20 -26)
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Among His signs is [the fact] that he has created you from dust; then you were propagated as human beings. (Quran 30 : 20)


Ee Rynn, my friend's daughter

Little boy of Jogja


My cousin Osama, yes, his name is OSAMA!


Cute little girl of Angor Wat


What will my future be?


Ejaz, my nephew.


Erza, my nephew too.


AEA: Aisha, Esa and Alia, my nephew and nieces back in malaysia for summer holidays. Notice that all five names of nephews and nieces start with A or E!

Looking for something in life ...

I may be poor, but happy!

Little child on a boat back from Batambong, Cambodia.

Hair nicely tied ..

Boy or girl? My cousin Lem's kid ...

What you looking at?

Children of Sabah ...

More nephews... the middle one is Kofi ... Below, the family of my foster sister Diana. She grew up in Batu Pahat, Johor.


Among His signs is [the fact] that He has created spouses for you from among yourselves so that you may console yourselves with them. He has planted affection and mercy between you; in that are signs for people who think things over ( Quran 30: 21)


Ejaz starting early... just dont be like your Uncle !!!


The parent of the first little girl you saw earlier ...


My Kelabit sister and her man ...


My eldest sis with Drew, my brother in-law ...

Bapa and Mak angkat from Bario, Sarawak - Kelabit Homeland.

Vietnam, 1991.

Mr and Mrs Kerol ...

Kopi Susu ... anak mereka mesti Cute gila!!!

Took a picture of a picture in a rumah panjang at Bario ...

Azy and hubby ... and below My late father and my mom, just after being married. Aren't they really good looking?


Among His signs are the creation of Heaven and Earth, as well as the diversity in your tongues and colors. In that are signs for those who know. (Quran 30: 22)


Lady in the temple ...

Taiwanese in Cambodia ...

Flute boy in small town cambodia ...

Wonderfull 'barber shop' show Jakarta style ...

Nephew and friends in US ...


Nelayan at Perhentian, 2008

Unity in diversity ...

Sweet Chinagirl I met at Perhentian, 2008 ....hehe!

Papua mari!

L - R : Azree (my cousin and partner at zubedy), June (Azree's mom), My mother (Most people call her Umi Neng) and me :)

Swiss Alps 1992 ... I could not ski for nuts!!!


Bali salesgirls ...1991

Diversity in Unity ...

Beautiful women of Mersilau

My uncle from the Middle East ...

Pretty women ...

Penang ... I grew up watching Chinese ' Ko Tai ' ... Tong tong tong cheng!)

Another Penang scene, they were all speaking Hokkien!
... and below, my old gang from Kolej Ketujuh - Zaaba. Our master Dr Omar is second from left. At his left is Arun, the shop owner. I use to irritate him asking if he plans to sell condoms!!! haha!!!

Among His signs are your sleeping at night and by day, and your pursuit of His bounty. In that are signs for any folk who listen (Quran 30 : 23)

Early in the morning somewhere in Cambodia ...

View from Penang Ferry ...

One of my favorite shots ...

Engkau Laksana Bulan ...by P Ramlee

Instead of menganggur ...

Morning in Redang ...

Morning in Jogja ... and below ...hampir malam in KL


Among His signs is how He shows you lightning for both fear and anticipation. He sends water down from the sky so He may revive the earth with it following its death. In that are signs for folk who use their reason (Quran 30:24)

Bogor, 2009

Bario, 2008

Taman Tun Park... my favorite park to jalan-jalan ...

River at the side of the mosque at Puncak. You must perform the Friday prayers there if you can...

Rain + Mist = beauty

My brother Joe loves the river, I am kinda weary of rivers... am more comfortable with the sea.

My uncle's villa in Bogor... i fell in love with Bogor and Puncak, Indonesia!

Rompin, after rain 2004 ...

Waiting to go to sea ... and below ... mirror mirror on the water?


Among His signs are [the fact] that the sky and earth hold firm at His command. Then whenever He calls you forth out of the earth once and for all, you will (all) come forth! * Anyone who is in Heaven and Earth belongs to Him; all are subservient to Him. (Quran 30 : 25-26)

Kinabalu ....

Eiffel 1995


Redang Rocks ... love the formation...

Redang morning ...

Mount Merapi ... still alive!

Genting ... money making!



The last picture is the place of final resting for most of us zubedys. The grey batu nesan in the middle belongs to my late father : )

8 comments:

Whatif said...

Hi Anas,

You are one well-travelled young man and knowledgeable in so many cultures. Your family is also very “rojak”. It seems the whole world is your family.

But then again, I love rojak..

Take care and God bless.

iris said...

Great explanation (with the photos) for the verses!

It remind me that we always neglect the "sign" that has been sent to us to live a better life - finding the fulfillment from simplicity! :)

I'm thankful :) for this sign (a reminder) that has been shown to me..thanks anas!

Stay Simple and you will be connected! Be Grateful and you will be contented!

cheers!

sambal muncha said...

Lovely pics, the mosque by the river is just unreal! clicked on to your site from Marina's, and I'm glad I did.

Thanks also for the beautiful interpretation of the holy book.

Art of My Life. said...

All the picture were great and meaningful.It really shows how similar and humble we are with the rest of the world.We must always be humble....

Thank you very much for sharing all those very nice photo!!

Peguambela? said...

Fantastico!!

How I envy you, bro..

Samaritan said...

Dear Br.Anas,

Jesus say...
Truly I say to YOU, To the extent that YOU did it to one of the least of these my brothers, YOU did it to me.

The four of you had done something great more precious than gold by limiting a mountain of barrier to those seeking the truth about the Almighty God. With this openness and his will great events soon to unfold what have never occur before the creation of mankind. As for the four of you it's up to you now to unveil the sacred secret of God words the Bible.
The continuation to use the LOGO is much appreciated.

**SELVAN** said...

booyakasha(ali g's hello)...intelligent young dude....respect..if everyone in malaysia thinks like you malaysia would be a first world country long ago...wat to do...rambut sama hitam,tetapi hati lain-lain...haha

Arina said...

Dear Anas,

Remember you posted a photo of your Kelabit sister and her spouse in your blog? Well I just wanted to know and confirm whether her name is Joanna married with a Malay man from Pontian Johor? I've been to Bario for a one day seminar on agroturism and 4 days in Bario festival in Miri organised by UMS on behalf of my Department somewhere in 2004 and met her,since that we became good friends. But it seems that I have lost contact with her since I lost my handphone. I've been searching for her contact number in so many ways even I contacted e-bario but still there
is no +ve answer. If you do not mind giving me her contact number I would be very happy. She was my long lost friend.Hope she stil remember me. Hope there will be answer for this.
Regards,
ARINA