ICNA-MAS Convention, Key to Peace and Happiness.

The convention was great. It was seriously a blast. And I make a new conclusion, Muslim-Americans are beautiful and handsome! haha.. yeah i know it sounds gatal but it’s a fact man. 2 years old kid running around wearing white jubah and kopiah keep on flashing at the back of my head. Make me reflect how Malaysians proudly put on Spiderman outfit to their kids. How irony!

Nashville, TN – Charlotte, NC – Hartford, CT. Flight was long, thanks oya n watip for sending us to airport. Ke’slumber’an and ke’berani’an are very crucial when u wanna travel to “know-nothing” place, this is what Azni and I learnt. So after a few dramas, we finally arrived at the hotel.

Thousand of Muslims happened to be in the Hartford Convention Center. Seriously sangat super cool okey. We can see Arabs, Pakistani, Americans mixed up together for only one purspose, seeking Allah’s redha. And they have bazaar too. I met this family who sells Islamic books and they asked if we’re from Malaysia.

Pakcik : Are you from Malaysia?

Me: oh yeah, how do you know?

Pakcik: its obvious. You look like real Malaysian. (Apparently org ckp Azni mcm Ashwarya rai). I studied there, UIA. You’re from which state?

Me: Emm Kelantan. (dgn expression bangga)

Pakcik: Oh wow. So you’re PAS? We need to really be careful with them, they are from kelantan.(smbil gelak2 ckp kat his wife). I have a lot of Kelantanese friends. They are awesome.

Me: haha, this is so interesting. So did you follow wats happening in Malaysia now? Anwar’s case and stuff? (make me a bit ashamed of the unstable political situation in Malaysia)

Pakcik: yeah, I have a pretty good source. The sodomy case, and all the opposition party is really have the power now.

Me: Oh well Malaysia is well known for that now. Ok then, we need to go. (nak lari cepat2 before things going worst) Nice to meet you both. Salam.

Any comments? Even my supervisor in library asking me about how politics in Malaysia. Oh people said politic is dirty, isnt it?

Syeikh Mokhtar Mograoui. He had this special sessions called “Pursuit of Happiness”. MasyaAllah I learned a lot. Jazakallahu khairan kathira Syeikh! I am amazed how he relates physics and science, making analogy about the relationship with Allah using Mathematics. Who is actually this man? So i googled him and you know what, he holds a dual doctorate in Physics and Electrical Engineering from Syracuse University in New York. MasyaAllah hebat melampau neh! Haha sy neh physics 116A pon merangkak, ilmu agama langsung tak hebat. Ashamed on me! This is only one of them that I know since I followed his session. Not yet mentioning Yasir Qadhi, Yusuf Estes, Imam Sirraj Wahhaj and the list goes on.

This is Baba Ali. Famous in Youtube. (you guys need to watch his vid. awesomelah.) He’s a convert if i’m not mistaken. And a lot of famous syeikh that I mentioned before is a convert. They are lots better than we who are actually born in this religion. Why? Think think.

Friday, Saturday and Sunday moves so fast. Sunday afternoon, the convention came to an end. Since our flight will be on the next morning, we decided to walk around Hartford. Small city with nice people. A makcik who was on the road driving, stopped her car and asked if we ever need any help taking the picture. Oh wow. Baik nak mati Americans, polite, and susah nak jumpa people like this in Malaysia.

So we went back safely, Hartford-Chicago-Nashville (walaupon da bosan kena tanya ngn org airport, “Would you be able to take your scarf off? aiyaa kitorg bukan pengganas pon! “. On top all of that, this is a trip to be remembered. Really!

p/s: will be going to Itasca, Illanois this weekend for Al-Maghrib class. Syeikh Yasir Qadhi tuu. Road trip, 4 cars from Vandy. Cant wait! =)

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8 Comments

  1. c su said,

    July 16, 2008 at 1:13 pm

    wow… menarik sekali.
    Alhamdulillah…dpt peluang sebaik itu.

  2. ajik said,

    July 16, 2008 at 5:06 pm

    waaaaa
    cool

  3. Hafiz Lazim said,

    July 17, 2008 at 2:59 am

    huhuhu…anta..anti…antuma kah?

  4. c su said,

    July 17, 2008 at 2:37 pm

    ada yg tertinggal…lepas antuma, antum.

  5. ajik said,

    July 17, 2008 at 3:19 pm

    seronoknya , hati-hati jaga diri…..cantiknya gambar

  6. Hafzan Lazim said,

    July 17, 2008 at 3:22 pm

    Jangoknya Mok Teh!!!

  7. paih said,

    July 17, 2008 at 8:44 pm

    i’ve miss the islamic convestion that was held when we rushed at London. I heard that there were some silat performances there as well.. huhuhu.

    yes, mok teh is always jangok.. huhuhu..

    salam from granada, espana..

  8. ajik said,

    July 20, 2008 at 1:10 pm

    untuk maklumat mak teh telah digunakan di sebelah sana dan disyorkan guna cik noor


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