A.K.U.G.U.R.U. actually means 'I am a Teacher' (Aku guru in Bahasa Malaysia). It contains all the items related to my profession as a secondary school English teacher which includes my English lessons, my interests, my passion for Liverpool FC, and also my family affairs. Hope you enjoy your reading!

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Friday, July 17, 2015

Selamat Hari Raya

I would like to wish all my blog readers a very happy and prosperous Hari Raya. Thanks for all your support and time spent reading posts in this blog. Hopefully I will find time to frequently write something here because here because so many things happened everyday around me.

Thursday, July 16, 2015

Know Your Qiblah

One of the pillars of Islam is to pray five time daily. Therefore it is imperative that Muslims pray correctly so that Allah will accept their prayer. This includes praying towards the direction of the qiblah. There are many gadgets in the market to help Muslims check for the direction of the qiblah. However, they can also check it traditionally without using those gadgets twice a year. 

Today (16 July) at exactly 5.28 p.m. the sun will be exactly over the Ka'abah. It is a phenomenon called 'Istiwa al-A'zhom' and it is a golden opportunity for the Muslims in Malaysia to check for the true direction of the qiblah. Another date the exact phenomenon happens every year in Malaysia is on 28 May

Basically, what they have to do is prepare a stick and put it vertically at 90 degrees. The shadow which appears at the above mentioned time will show the true direction of the qiblah all over Malaysia. 

Here I provide some illustrations taken from Mr. Google:

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