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Saturday, December 25, 2010

I am available to be a speaker/consultant on various topics related to....

- Islamic finance and economics
- Islamic wealth management and financial planning
- Business and management
- professional (personal) development and motivational


Kindly send your invitation to : sanusi.my@gmail.com.

Subject to availability. Thanks for your trust and support.

Positive Thinking ... The persistent winner is not discouraged by a problem -- he is challenged by it

“The experienced mountain climber is not intimidated by a mountain -- he is inspired by it. The persistent winner is not discouraged by a problem -- he is challenged by it. Mountains are created to be conquered; adversities are designed to be defeated; problems are sent to be solved. It is better to master one mountain than a thousand foothills.”

Friday, December 24, 2010

Sebaik-baik hari yang terbit matahari ialah Jumaat...

Daripada Abu Hurairah katanya, Rasulullah s.a.w bersabda, maksudnya: “Sebaik-baik hari yang terbit matahari ialah Jumaat. Pada hari itulah Adam diciptakan dan pada hari itulah juga dia dikeluarkan dari syurga. Pada Jumaat juga kiamat akan berlaku. Pada hari itu tidaklah seorang yang beriman meminta sesuatu daripada Allah melainkan akan dikabulkan permintaannya.” (Hadis riwayat Muslim).

Wednesday, December 22, 2010

Islamic Finance Events in 2011 in Kuala Lumpur - Register or Reserve Your Seat Online


Islamic Finance Events in 2011 in Kuala Lumpur - Register or Reserve Your Seat Online

How many total verses in the Holy Quran?



How many total verses in the Holy Quran?

There are several answers given to us. 

Majority would answer 6,666 verses. 

Others would answer 6,240 verses, 6,226 verses or other answers in the range of 6,000-7,000 verses.

We read the the same Quran throughout the world so there should be one answer only. 

It may seem trivial but it is important to know the fact. Furthermore, we can't add or delete any verse from the Holy Quran. Therefore there should be only 1 answer to this question.

To put the debate to rest, I decided to calculate the number of verses in the Holy Quran using MS Excel spreadsheet.

The definite answer is 6236 verses
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Ahmad Sanusi Husain
Kuala Lumpur

Tuesday, December 21, 2010

Professional Speaker & Consultant - ISLAMIC finance, economics, wealth management, financial planning, investment, management, professional development, motivational


I am a Professional Speaker & Consultant on ISLAMIC finance, banking, economics, wealth management, financial planning, investment, management, professional development and motivational.

Welcome your invitation.

Ahmad Sanusi Husain
CEO
Alfalah Consulting

Suite 14-11, Level 14 GTower
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

Monday, December 20, 2010

A Most Beautiful Hadith Among All The Beautiful Ahadith - 25 Q & A



Khalid ibn al Wald (Radi Allahu Ta'ala anhu) narrated the following hadith: 

A Bedouin came one day to the Holy Prophet (sallallahu 'alahi wasallam) and said to him, 

'O, Messenger of Allah! I've come to ask you a few questions about the affairs of this Life and the Hereafter.' 

- 'Ask what you wish' said Rasulullah (sallallahu 'alahi wasallam). 

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Q1: I'd like to be the most learned of men. 

A1: Fear Allah, and you will be the most learned of men. 

Q2: I wish to be the richest man in the world. 

A2: Be contented, and you will be the richest man in the world. 

Q3: I'd like to be the most just man. 

A3: Desire for others what you desire for yourself, and you will be the most just of men. 

Q4: I want to be the best of men. 

A4: Do good to others and you will be the best of men. 

Q5: I wish to be the most favored by Allah. 

A5: Engage much in Allah's praise, and you will be most favored by Him. 

Q6: I'd like to complete my faith. 

A6: If you have good manners you will complete your faith 

Q7: I wish to be among those who do good. 

A7: Adore Allah as if you see Him. If you don 't see Him, He seeth you. In this way you will be among those who do good. 

Q8: I wish to be obedient to Allah. 

A8: If you observe Allah's commands you will be obedient. 

Q9: I'd like to be free from all sins. 

A9: Bathe yourself from impurities and you will be free from all sins. 

Q10: I'd like to be raised on the Day of Judgement in the light. 

A10: Don't wrong yourself or any other creature, and you will be raised on the Day of Judgement in the light. 

Q11: I'd like Allah to bestow His mercy on me. 

A11: If you have mercy on yourself and others, Allah will grant you mercy on the Day of Judgement. 

Q12: I'd like my sins to be very few. 

A12: If you seek the forgiveness Allah as much as you can, your sins will be very few. 

Q13: I'd like to be the most honorable man. 

A13: If you do not complain to any fellow creature, you will be the most honorable of men. 

Q14: I'd like to be the strongest of men. 

A14: If you put your trust in Allah, you will be the strongest of men. 

Q15: I'd like to enlarge my provision. 

A15: If you keep yourself pure, Allah will enlarge your provision. 

Q16: I'd like to be loved by Allah and His messenger. 

A16: If you love what Allah and His messenger love, you will be among their beloved ones. 

Q17: I wish to be safe from Allah's wrath on the Day of Judgement. 

A17: If you do not loose your temper with any of your fellow creatures, you will be safe from the wrath of Allah on the Day of Judgement. 

Q18: I'd like my prayers to be responded. 

A18: If you avoid forbidden actions, your prayers will he responded. 

Q19: I'd like Allah not to disgrace me on the Day of Judgement. 

A19: If you guard your chastity, Allah will not disgrace you on the Day of Judgement. 

Q20: I'd like Allah to provide me with a protective covering on the Day of Judgement. 

A20: Do not uncover your fellow creatures faults, and Allah will provide you with a covering protection on the Day of Judgement. 

Q21: What will save me from sins? 

A21: Tears, humility and illness. 

Q22: What are the best deeds in the eyes of Allah? 

A22: Gentle manners, modesty and patience. 

Q23: What are the worst evils in the eyes of Allah? 

A23: Hot temper and miserliness. 

Q24: What assuages the wrath of Allah in this life and in the Hereafter? 

A24: Concealed charity and kindness to relatives. 

Q25: What extinguishes hell's fires on the Day of Judgement? 

A25: Patience in adversity and misfortunes. 


(Related by Imam Ahmad ibn Hanbal (Rahmatullah Ta'ala 'alaih)


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Sujudku PadaMu, Tuhan…


Sujudku PadaMu, Tuhan… 

Ya Illahi Rabbi, Ya Khaliq fil ‘Alam…
Ku Bersujud dan bersimpuh luruh padaMu..
Pada setiap waktu dalam hidupku yang akan berlalu..
Tak akan kering bibir ini mengucap asmaMu, namaMu yang terindah…
Duhai Tuhanku yang Perkasa, namun lagi Maha Pengasih dan Penyayang,
Dalam perjalanan Hidup yang fana ini
Ku Senantiasa Memohon Ampunanmu, ya Ghaffur..
Hambamu yang senantiasa berlumpur dosa dan nista,
Tunjukkanlah jalanMu pada ku, Tuhan..
Ya Allah Yang Esa, Yang Maha Menguasai Segalanya
Sungguh kusadari hambaMu ini teramat lemah tanpaMu…
Sungguh kuyakini hambaMu ini teramat nista di hadapan keagunganMu…
Engkaulah tempat kuberserah sepenuhnya,
Hanya Engkau yang patut disembah,dipuja, dan dipuji..
Oleh seru sekalian alam ini..
La illaha ilallah, La illaha ilallah..
Alam pun berseru memujamu…
Tiada Tuhan Selain Allah…
La illaha ilallah, Muhammadarrasulullah..
Tiada Tuhan selain Allah, Nabi Muhammad utusan Allah…
Hasbunallah wa ni’mal wakil, Ni’mal maula wa ni’mal nashir…
Cukuplah hanya Allah untukku, dan Allahlah sebaik-baik penolong bagiku…
Laa haula walaa quwwata illa billah…
Tiada daya dan upaya tanpa pertolongan Allah…

Delivered a lecture at the International Seminar on Islamic Economics - Makassar, Indonesia - 18 Dec 2010


I have delivered a lecture at the International Seminar on Islamic Economics in Makassar, Sulawesi, Indonesia on 18 Dec 2010.  600 people attended the seminar (300 more have to be declined due to space constraint).  The seminar was organised by  HMI-Himpunan Mahasiswa Islam (Association of Muslim Students).

Thursday, December 16, 2010

Hadith : "For him who directs toward good is the same reward as the doer of it"

Hadith :


Prophet Muhammad s.a.w said : "For him who directs toward good is the same reward as the doer of it"


[reported by Imam Muslim]

The Holy Qur'an, Surah Lukman : verse 27

"And if all the trees on earth were pens and the ocean (were ink), with seven oceans behind it to add to its (supply), yet would not the words of Allah be exhausted (in the writing): for Allah is Exalted in Power, full of Wisdom." [Holy Qur'an, Surah Lukman : 27]

Tuesday, December 07, 2010

I will be a speaker in The International Seminar on Islamic Economics - Makassar, Sulawesi, Indonesia 18 Dec 2010



I will be a speaker in The International Seminar on Islamic Economics will take place in Makassar, South Sulawesi, Indonesia on December 18th, 2010...insya Allah (God willing).

Saturday, December 04, 2010

Happy Islamic New Year (1st Muharram 1432 Hijrah)


I wish all Muslim readers, a very happy, prosperous and peaceful Islamic New Year (1st Muharram 1432 Hijrah).

Let's make self assessment and reflection (muhasabah) on past one year we lived through in order to improve ourselves in the coming years. Tomorrow should be better than today and next year should be better than this year...continuous improvement is required on all Muslims.

Let's live on the true spirit of Hijrah and Jihad....and keep on the right path.

The Prophet Muhammad (peace be upon him) said: “I have left two things among you, as long as you hold fast to them, you will never go astray. They are the Book of Allah (Quran) and the Sunnah of His Messenger”

The 1st Muharram 1432 (known as Maal Hijrah/Awal Muharram in Malaysia) falls on 7 December 2010. It is a national celebration here (with syariah-compliant events).

Peace to all...Salam!

Ahmad Sanusi Husain
Kuala Lumpur

The last sermon of the Prophet Muhammad-peace be upon him - (Khutbatul Wada')


The last sermon of the Prophet-peace be upon him- is known as Khutbatul Wada'. It was delivered on 9 Zulhijjah in the year of 10 Hijrah in Arafah near Makkah. It is mentioned in almost all books of Hadith. Following Ahadith in Sahih Al-Bukhari refer to the sermon and quote part of it. See Al-Bukhari, Hadith 1623, 1626, 6361) Sahih of Imam Muslim also refers to this sermon in Hadith number 98. Imam al-Tirmidhi has mentioned this sermon in Hadith nos. 1628, 2046, 2085. Imam Ahmed bin Hanbal has given us the longest and perhaps the most complete version of this sermon in his Masnud, Hadith no. 19774.

This Khutbah of the Prophet-peace be upon him- was long and it contained much guidance and instructions on many issues. The Prophet-peace be upon him- gave this sermon in front of a large gathering of people during Hajj.

Whosoever heard whatever part of the sermon reported it and later some scholars put it together. It is a great khutbah and we should all pay attention to its message and guidance. Following are the basic points mentioned in this khutbah:

O People
Lend me an attentive ear, for I know not whether after this year, I shall ever be amongst you again. Therefor listen to what I am saying to you very carefully and take these words to those who could not be present here today.

O People
Just as you regard this month, this day, this city as sacred, so regard the life and property of every Muslim as a sacred trust. Return the goods entrusted to you to their rightful owners. Hurt no one so that no one may hurt you. Remember that you will indeed meet your Lord, and that He will indeed reckon your deeds. Allah has forbidden you to take usury (interest); therefore all interest obligation shall henceforth be waived. Your capital, however, is yours to keep. You will neither inflict nor suffer any inequity.

Allah has Judged that there shall be no interest and that all interest due to Abbas Ibn ‘Abd al Muttalib (the Prophet's uncle) shall henceforth be waived.

Beware of Satan for the safety of your religion. He has lost all hope that he will ever be able to lead you astray in big things, so beware of following him in small things.

O People
It is true that you have certain rights in regard to your women, but they also have rights over you. Remember that you have taken them as your wives, only under Allah's trust and with His permission. If they abide by your right then to them belongs the right to be fed and clothed in kindness. Do treat you women well and be kind to them, for they are your partners and committed helpers. And it is your right that they do not make friends with anyone of whom you do not approve, as well as never to be unchaste.

O People
Listen to me in earnest, worship Allah, say your five daily prayers (Salah), fast during the month of Ramadan, and give your wealth in Zakat.

Perform Hajj if you can afford to.

All mankind is from Adam and Eve, an Arab has no superiority over a non-Arab nor a non-Arab has any superiority over an Arab; also a white has no superiority over a black, nor a black has any superiority over a white- except by piety and good action. Learn that every Muslim is a brother to every Muslim and that the Muslims constitute one brotherhood. Nothing shall be legitimate to a Muslim, which belongs to a fellow Muslim unless it was given freely and willingly. Do not therefore, do injustice to yourselves.

Remember one day you will appear before Allah and answer for your deeds. So beware, do not stray from the path of righteousness after I am gone. People, no prophet or apostle will come after me and no new faith will be born. Reason well therefore, 
O people, and understand words which I convey to you. I leave behind me two things, the Quran and the Sunnah, and if you follow these you will never go astray. All those who listen to me shall pass on my words to others and those to others again; and may the last ones understand my words better than those who listened to me directly. Be my witness, O Allah, that I have conveyed your message to your people."

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Thursday, November 25, 2010

Workshop on Islamic Wealth Management and Financial Planning : 19 Jan 2011 - Kuala Lumpur



Workshop on Islamic Wealth Management and Financial Planning

Date : 19 Jan 2011

Venue : Quality Hotel City Centre, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

Topics:

i) Overview and issues on Islamic wealth management and financial planning
ii) Islamic wealth creation and accumulation
iii) Islamic investment : recommended Islamic investment avenues
iv) Islamic wealth protection / risk management : takaful
v) Islamic wealth distribution / Islamic estate planning : Islamic wills, faraid etc
vi) Islamic wealth purification : zakat etc
vii) Retirement planning


Facilitator:

Ahmad Sanusi Husain
-Certified Islamic Financial Planner (IFP)
-Islamic Finance and Investment Consultant
-Motivator
(profile: http://ahmad-sanusi-husain.blogspot.com)

Who Should Attend:

Managers, officers of financial institutions and corporations, Islamic financial planners and consultants, university lecturers and students, lawyers, investors and other related parties.



Your investment (fee structure):

NORMAL FEE:

RM600 - Malaysians
USD250 - International

Early bird fee: (registration with payment by 20 December 2010)
RM500 - Malaysian
USD200 - International

GROUP DISCOUNT: (3 persons and above)

After early bird date (20 December 2010):
RM500 - Malaysians
USD200 - International

Before of by early bird date (20 December 2010):
RM400 - Malaysians
USD150 - International

Special fee for FULL-TIME university students:
RM300 - students in Malaysia
USD120 - students outside Malaysia


Organiser:

AlFalah Consulting
UOA 2 Centre (KLCC)
Kuala Lumpur

Tel: +6019-234 8786 / +6012-610 0526 / +010-295 7990

organiser's web site : http://alfalah-consulting.com

e-mail: info@alfalahconsulting.com


Tuesday, November 23, 2010

Four most beloved words to Allah

 


سُبْحَانَ اللّهِ ، والْحَمْدُللّهِ ، وَ لا اِلهَ اِلَّا اللّهُ ، وَ اللّهُ اَكْبَرُ 


- SubhanAllah, walHamdulilah, wa La illaha ilAllahu, waAllahu Akbar 


(Glory be to Allah, All Praise is for Allah, There is No God but Allah, Allah is the Greatest) 


The above are mentioned as the four most beloved words to Allah. It does not matter with which one of them is begun. 


[Sahih Muslim; #3:1685]




سُبْحَانَ اللّهِ ، والْحَمْدُللّهِ ، وَ لا اِلهَ اِلَّا اللّهُ ، وَ اللّهُ اَكْبَرُ 

- SubhanAllah, walHamdulilah, wa La illaha ilAllahu, waAllahu Akbar 

(Glory be to Allah, All Praise is for Allah, There is No God but Allah, Allah is the Greatest)

Prophet Muhammad  said: “For me to say (the above) is dearer to me and all that the sun rises upon (ie the whole world).” 

[Sahih Muslim; #4:2072.]

Wednesday, November 17, 2010

Eid Mubarak


To all Muslims all over the world : Eid Mubarak.

May Allah accept our sacrifices. Let's sacrifice with a clean heart.

Let's forgive each other too.

Amin.

Note : the above is Masjid Zahir in Alor Setar (the capital city of my home state of Kedah, in the north of Malaysia).  This 100-year old mosque is one of most beautiful mosques in the world.

Sunday, November 14, 2010

Islamic investing....best of both worlds



Islamic investing....best of both worlds.


The topics I can speak and my areas of expertise

Ahmad Sanusi's areas of expertise (consulting/advisory/training/lecturing):


A: ISLAMIC FINANCE & FINANCIAL PLANNING

1) Global development of Islamic finance
2) History of Islamic finance
3) Overview on Islamic banking
4) Overview on Islamic insurance (takaful)
5) Shariah principles in Islamic finance
6) Fiqh muamalat (Islamic commercial rules/laws)
7) Islamic economic system
8) Islamic wealth management
9) Islamic financial planning
10) Islamic unit trust/mutual fund
11) Islamic investment
12) Islamic retail (consumer) banking
13) Islamic consumer financing
14) Islamic product research, development and innovation
15) Accounting for Islamic banking
16) Shariah compliance audit
17) Risk management for Islamic financial institutions
18) Marketing strategies for Islamic financial services
19) System and solution development for IFI
20) Islamic finance syllabus & module development

B: BUSINESS & MANAGEMENT
1) Entrepreneurship excellence
2) Performance management
3) Change management
4) Training management
5) Islamic management & ethics
6) Economics for management


C: PERSONAL DEVELOPMENT & SELF-IMPROVEMENT

1) Al Falah success principles
2) The psychology and science of success
3) Empowering the mind
4) Positive mental attitude/positive thinking
5) Formula for excellence and success
6) Team building and organizational excellence

(The above courses or lectures can be delivered in English or Malay (Bahasa Malaysia/Indonesia).

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My contact info:
Ahmad Sanusi Husain
CEO, 
GlobalPro Consulting & AlFalah Consulting
Kuala Lumpur, MALAYSIA
mobile: +6019-234 8786

Saturday, November 13, 2010

Rewards and Virtues of Surah Yasin, al Waqiah and Waqiah

Rewards and Virtues of Surah Yasin, al Waqiah and Waqiah: "It has been said by our prominent scholars that one should be especially observant in reciting Surat Ya Sin (36), Surat al Waqia (56) and S..."

Friday, November 12, 2010

Friday is the best day of the week

Reported by Imam Muslim, Abo-Dawod, Al-Nesaii, and Al-Termithi, that Prophet Mohammad (P.B.U.H.) had said, "The best day during which the sun have risen is Friday. It is the Day Adam was created. It is the day when Adam entered paradise and also when he was taken out from it. It is also the day on which the day of judgment takes place."

Quranic verse : whatever good you do, (be sure) Allah knows it. And take a provision (with you) for the journey, but the best provision is At-Taqwa (piety, righteousness).

And whatever good you do, (be sure) Allah knows it. And take a provision (with you) for the journey, but the best provision is At-Taqwa (piety, righteousness). So fear Me, O men of understanding! (سورة البقرة , Al-Baqara, Chapter #2, Verse #197)

Quranic verse : Help you one another in Al-Birr and At-Taqwa (virtue, righteousness and piety); but do not help one another in sin and transgression.

Help you one another in Al-Birr and At-Taqwa (virtue, righteousness and piety); but do not help one another in sin and transgression. And fear Allah. Verily, Allah is Severe in punishment. (سورة المائدة , Al-Maeda, Chapter #5, Verse #2)

Thursday, November 11, 2010

Quran: By the time, man is in loss, Except...

By the time. Verily, man is in loss, Except those who believe and do righteous deeds, and recommend one another to the truth, and recommend one another to patience.
(Quran: Surah Al-Asr)

Prophet Muhammad's farewell sermon - worship Allah, perform your five daily prayers, fast during the month of Ramadan, and give your wealth in Zakat. Perform Haj if you can afford to

“O people, listen to me in earnest, worship Allah, perform your five daily prayers, fast during the month of Ramadan, and give your wealth in Zakat. Perform Haj if you can afford to." (Prophet Muhammad's farewell sermon)

Hadith: Whoever guides someone to virtue will be rewarded equivalent to him who practices that good action

Narrated Abu Mas’ud ‘Uqbah bin ‘Amr Al-Ansari Al-Badri: Allah’s Messenger said, “Whoever guides someone to virtue will be rewarded equivalent to him who practices that good action.” (Reported by Muslim)

The best in Islamic investment in Malaysia

For the best in Islamic investment in Malaysia, please visit :


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Sajak : Cari Bahagia

Bahagia itu dari dalam diri
Kesannya zahir rupanya maknawi
Terpendam bagai permata di dasar hati
Bahagia itu ada pada hati
Bertakhta di kerajaan diri
Terbenam bagai mutiara di lautan nurani
Bahagia itu ada di jiwa
Mahkota di singgahsana rasa
Bahagia itu adalah suatu ketenangan
Bila susah tiada gelisah
Bila miskin syukur pada Tuhan
Bila sakit tiada resah di jiwa
Bukankah Tuhan telah berfirman
Ketahuilah dengan mengingati Allah
Jiwa kan menjadi tenang
Kebahagiaan itu suatu kesyukuran
Bila kaya jadi insan pemurah
Bila berkuasa amanah
Bila berjaya tidak alpa
Bila sihat tidak lupakan Tuhan
Hakikatnya bahagia itu
Adalah ketenangan
Bila hati mengingati Tuhan
Semua insan kan mengerti
Maksud terseni Ilahi
Itulah zikir yang hakiki hati
Bertakhta di kerajaan diri
Terbenam bagai mutiara di lautan nurani
Bahagia itu ada di jiwa
Mahkota di singgahsana rasa
Bahagia itu adalah suatu ketenangan
Bila susah tiada gelisah
Bila miskin syukur pada Tuhan
Bila sakit tiada resah di jiwa
Bukankah Tuhan telah berfirman
Ketahuilah dengan mengingati Allah
Jiwa kan menjadi tenang
Kebahagiaan itu suatu kesyukuran
Bila kaya jadi insan pemurah
Bila berkuasa amanah
Bila berjaya tidak alpa
Bila sihat tidak lupakan Tuhan
Hakikatnya bahagia itu
Adalah ketenangan
Bila hati mengingati Tuhan
Semua insan kan mengerti
Maksud terseni Ilahi
Itulah zikir yang hakiki.
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