Wednesday, December 30, 2009


Allergic rhinitis is a common disease seen in ENT clinic. Most of the patient with allergic rhinitis has atopy which include eczema, bronchial asthma and allergic conjunctivitis. Allergic rhinitis is a IgE mediated hypersensitivity of the nasal mucosa characterized by rhinorhea (watery nose), nasal obstruction, sneezing and itchiness.
Allergic rhinitis also can be seasonal or perennial rhinitis. Seasonal rhinitis usually is associaated with flu like illnes occur in European countries. Allergen that causes seasonal rhinitis such as grass pollen or tree pollen in summer weather in certain area in Europe. Perennial rhinitis can occur throughout the year causes by alergen factor. The most affective allergen is a house dust mite that breeding well in humid atmosphere. House dust mite can be found most in mattress, pillow, carpets. The causative allergic of dust mite is from its digestive material mainly digestive enzyme in a house dust mite feaces.Other allergen factor is domestic pets (dog and cat), smoke, perfumes as well as histamine induced food (cheese etc) and others.
Allergic rhinitis is inherited disease. The treatment of the disease is only symptomatic and to control the symptom. It cannot be cured fully. The most effective medication used now is steroid nasal spray and oral antihistamine and decongestant (oral or nasal). The role of surgical tretament is opted when there is patient with failed medical therapy.

Tuesday, December 22, 2009


1.maal hijrah 1431 have been celebrated by all muslim. In malaysia, a lot of programme organized by government and non government organisation in celebrating maal hijrah.

2.muslims should do 'muhasabah' what we have done for the past 1 year of 1430. Soon we will enter new year of 2010 also. So be prepared to face new challenge, to have new goal for the nexy year.

3.lets all of us, to work hard to be a better man than before. the most important to stay still in islam until the end of our life.

4. salam maal hijrah 1431 to all muslim..

Thursday, December 17, 2009


An interesting article by Idris Tawfiq in relation to Maal Hijrah 1431..

Prophet Muhammad's Migration to Madinah

Islam speaks directly to the human heart and calls us to a pure and simple worship of the One God, Allah. This was the call of Allah's Messengers down through the ages, starting with Adam, the first man, and Noah, the first prophet.

In remembering the new Hijrah year (the Islamic year, based on a lunar calendar), we remember the migration of our Prophet (peace and blessings of Allah be upon him) and of the first Muslims as they left everything and moved from all that they had known in Makkah, to a new life at the service of Allah in Madinah.

More than just a journey, that first migration was a transformation. It marked a new stage in the development of Islam. Islam would not be a religion like any other. It would be a complete way of life.

As sincere believers today, we, too, are called to make that transformation of our own as we leave behind the errors of the past and move forward to a better life, submitting as Muslims to the will of Allah. The Prophet Muhammad tells us,

"Hijrah will not cease until repentance becomes useless; and repentance will not become useless until the sun rises from the West."

(Abu Dawud)

In those earliest days of Islam, after suffering great persecution at the hands of the tribe of Quraish in Makkah, it was finally revealed to the Muslim community by Allah that they should leave everything and migrate to a new place, where they would worship Allah freely and where Allah would become the centre of their life and their city.

So it was that those first Muslims set off, with almost nothing, for a new life in Madinah. Those who had gone to live in Abyssinia returned and went with them.

At first, Prophet Muhammad was not told to leave. His every movement was watched by those ensnared in idol worship, seething with hatred for Islam and its Prophet. When it was finally revealed that he, too, should make the journey, it was done under cover of darkness and with great secrecy, lest his enemies would kill him and stop the message of Islam from spreading.

Accompanied by Abu Bakr, the Prophet Muhammad managed to fool those who went after him once his departure became known, by taking shelter in a cave by night and by following routes that his pursuers would not have expected him to follow.

When he finally arrived in Madinah, the Muslims there had been waiting for days in anticipation of his arrival, sending scouts to announce his coming. It was a Jew from Madinah who announced the Prophet Muhammad's arrival.

"O Arabs!" he said, "Here is your great man whom you have been waiting for!" The singing and rejoicing reached a great climax and the Prophet entered the city.

This is the event we celebrate each Islamic New Year. Those celebrations are different from what happens throughout the world on New Year's Eve. When the clock strikes midnight on December 31, people all over the world jump and shout and sing and dance that another year is over, and that a new one is just beginning.

In London's Trafalgar Square, revelers throw themselves into the icy cold waters of the fountains. The Eiffel Tower and Sydney Harbor Bridge are lit up by the colors of a thousand fireworks.

The reason behind celebrating the new year varies among people. Some will be pleased that the old year has passed. Maybe during that year they experienced the loss of a loved one or they lost their job or their home. A new year, for those people, can only be something to look forward to. Others will simply be looking for something better, a new chance, a new start.

The new Hijrah year will not be accompanied by any balloons or fireworks or jumping into ice-cold fountains. For Muslims, it is not a feast at all.

Sincere believers throughout the world, though, will reflect on the meaning of the new Hijrah year and will take great comfort from it, they know that Allah Almighty is in charge of times and seasons and that He cares for His Creation with an infinite care. Islam calls all people to worship Allah:

(He is the Lord of the heavens and the earth and everything that is in between them. Worship Him alone, then, and remain steadfast in His worship. Do you know any whose name is worthy to be mentioned side by side with His?) (Maryam 19:65)

Islam, as we all know, comes from an Arabic root word which means both "submission" and "peace," Muslims are those who submit to Allah. What more potent symbol of that submission could there be than our Hijrah?

As Muslims we are always on the move. We may live in this or that place, but our destination is to be with Allah for all eternity. This is our goal, the destination of our Hijrah.

In the Quran we read:

(Whosoever migrates for the cause of Allah will find much refuge and abundance in the earth, and whosoever forsakes his home, a fugitive unto Allah and His Messenger, and death overtakes him, his reward is then incumbent on Allah. Allah is ever Forgiving, Merciful) (An-Nisaa’ 4:100)

We are asked to put our trust in Allah alone. If we can reach the stage where our only hope is in Allah, then all the world's wars and economic crises will not harm us or leave us in despair, as it does for those without faith, but will allow us to cry out that "there is neither strength nor power save in Allah."

In another verse in the Quran we read:

(To those who leave their homes in the cause of Allah, after suffering oppression, We will assuredly give a goodly home in this world; but truly the reward of the Hereafter will be greater; if they only realized (this)!) (An-Nahl 16:41)

So our Hijrah is yet another chance for Muslims to become better people. In this world we are struggling against personal weakness and struggling against the power of the world itself and striving towards heaven.

Neither blockades nor invasions can destroy the resolve of Muslims. This Hijrah we are called to leave old ways behind drawing all our help and sustenance from Him. We are called to destroy all the idols which remain in our hearts and to worship Allah with a pure worship.

And if, as Muslims, we are able to do this, the mighty powers of this world will sit up and take notice of the sweet and gentle message of Islam, and the Muslim Ummah will rise up once more, an Ummah justly balanced, not straying to right or to left, but adhering to the straight path, the path of Islam.

Happy New Year, insha' Allah.

Idris Tawfiq is a British writer who became Muslim a few years ago. Previously, he was head of religious education in different schools in the United Kingdom. Before embracing Islam, he was a Roman Catholic priest. He now lives in Egypt. For more information about him, visit

Monday, December 14, 2009


Pada minggu lepas, saya telah menghadiri satu kursus selama 3 hari di Pulau Pinang. Banyak bezanya Pulau Pinang dengan negeri yang saya menetap iaitu Pahang. Tanggapan saya yang pertama sekali bila sampai di bahagian pulau di Pulau Pinang, majoriti masyarakatnya adalah dari kaum Cina. Tidak dinafikan ada juga kaum-kaum lain iaitu Melayu, India termasuk India Muslim (mamak), akan tetapi kebanyakkannya dari kaum Cina. Pulau Pinang bagaikan sebuah negeri seperti Hongkong atau Singapura. Mungkin tidak salah jika saya namakan Pulau Pinang sebagai Singapura Malaysia. Bagi saya, jika sesiapa yang ingin melihat masyarakat majmuk di Malaysia, datanglah ke Pulau Pinang untuk melihat masyarakat majmuk berteraskan 3 majoriti kaum iaiti melayu,cina dan india di sini. Sebenarnya, saya tidak ingin bercerita panjang lebar mengenai kaum majoriti di sini.
Perkara yang ingin saya luahkan ialah mengenai pembangunan pesat di Pulau Pinang. Kemajuan pembangunan di bahagian pulau berbeza sekali dengan di bahagian seberang Pulau Pinang. Mungkin juga Pulau Pinang telah lama wujud sebagai pelabuhan terkenal sejak Francis Light menemui pelabuhan di sini. Bangunan-bangunan lama dan baru menunjuk kekuatan ekonomi negeri ini. Faktor penduduk disini yang majoritinya cina juga memainkan peranan dalam kemajuan negeri ini. Kaum Cina yang terkenal dengan sifat rajin berniaga membantu memacu perkembangan ekonominya.
Kemajuan negeri ini juga datang dari segi perlancongan. Saya lihat ramai pelancong-pelancong asing dari Eropah dan Asia berkunjung ke negeri ini. Dengan kemudahan lapangan terbang bertaraf antarabangsa di Bayan Lepas memudahkan pelancong melancong ke negeri Pulau Pinang. Pengisytiharan bandar Georgetown sebagai tapak warisan UNESCO baru-baru ini juga memberi kelebihan kepada Pulau Pinang sebagai sebuah negeri pelancongan. Keindahan pantai-pantai sepanjang pulau ini seperti Batu Feringhi dan banyak lagi memberi pilihan terbaik pelancong dari dalam dan luar negara.
Seperkara lagi yang tidak boleh dilepaskan apabila anda berada di Pulau Pinang ialah merasai keenakkan masakan terkenal masyarakat kaum India muslim (mamak) iaitu nasi kandar. Saya sempat menjamu selera menjamu selera nasi kandar di Kedai Kapitan Nasi Kandar. Saya juga sempat menjamah pasembor iaitu sejenis makanan seperti rojak yang terkenal di Padang Kota.
Selama 3 hari berada di Pulau Pinang, boleh dikatakan Pulau Pinang sebuah negeri yang maju yang kaya dengan tempat menarik dan pelbagai makanan yang menyelerakan.