Kisah Rezeki

Betul tu, rezeki tidak pernah tersalah alamat.

Karena sesungguhnya sifat Rezeki adalah mengejar, bukan dikejar.

Rezeki akan mendatangi, bahkan akan mengejar,

hanya kepada orang yang pantas didatangi.

-Ustadz Zainal Abidin bin Syamsuddin-

Magnificent Century

This is a television series featuring the golden years of the Ottoman empire. It is intriguing to learn how Sultan Suleiman managed to conquer the Europe with his strong faith in Islam. No doubt that he was a good ruler. BUT, he was not a good husband (based on this movie, not his real life). He failed to pay attention to the struggles between his wife and concubine. He practised favouritism and he was not being fair to his wife. And this was eventually the reason for the fall of his great empire.

May Allah protect us all

Enhanced Movement Control Order (EMCO) has being enforced on the UTM JB campus from 21 May to 3 June 2021 due to the raising number of COVID 19 cases on campus. May Allah ease and protect us all.

One of the Best Motivational Speeches by Admiral McRaven

10 lessons from SEAL basic training. If you want to change the world:-

  1. Start the day with a task completed
  2. Find someone to help you through life
  3. Respect everyone
  4. The life is not always fair, move forward
  5. Don’t afraid to fail often
  6. Take risks
  7. Face down the bullies
  8. Step up when times are toughest
  9. Lift up the downtrodden
  10. Never give up

Options in life

There are always options in our life. But, sometimes the options are limited. We have TWO options in battling the COVID 19 pandemic. The options are

  1. Fight the COVID 19 until we win, OR
  2. Stabilise our economy

If we choose the first choice, then we have to act accordingly. Take all precautionary measures to ensure the COVID 19 virus is totally eliminated.

The question now is, can we choose the second option? Ironically, the first option is needed before we can get the second one. Therefore, WE DON’T HAVE ANY CHOICE.

Please combat the COVID 19 before dreaming to stabilise our economy. We can do one at a time.

Multimodal Representations of IS’s Ideology on FB

This is the title of my PhD student’s, Mr Omairi Hamid, thesis. The thesis is about:

  1. textual strategies of IS in portraying their ideology of FB
  2. visual strategies of IS in portraying their ideology on FB

He used two main theories which are Systemic Functional Linguistics in analysing verbal texts, whilst the multimodality was used as the analytical framework for analysing visual elements.

PhD viva – Omairi Hamid Tarad Lafta

My PhD student, Hamid, successfully defended his thesis on 6 May 2021. He was awarded with an A for his thesis, what an excellent result. His thesis is on Multimodal Representations of Islamic State Organization’s Ideology on Facebook. Well done Hamid!

Special thanks to:

  1. Prof Dr Yeo Kee Jar – Chairperson
  2. Dr Kang Myoung Sook – Assistant Chairperson
  3. PM Dr Normah Mustafa (UKM) – External Examiner
  4. PM Dr Hadina Habil – Internal Examiner
  5. Mr Muhammad Arafat – secretariat