Saturday, 3 April 2010

Judi untuk bukan Muslim?

Man 'ruined' by £9m Lotto win dies

A former baker who won £9 million on the Lottery has died five years after scooping the jackpot, it was revealed.

Keith Gough, 58, won the jackpot with his wife Louise in June 2005 but spent much of his winnings on racehorses, fast cars and an executive box at Aston Villa.

He died on Saturday at the Princess Royal Hospital in Telford, Shropshire. It is believed he suffered a heart attack.

John Homer, who owns a newsagents in nearby Broseley, said he still remembered when "Goughie" bought his winning ticket.

Mr Homer, 65, said: "It was a Wednesday and a roll-over from the previous Saturday. It all went down hill from there. He and his wife split. He did have a drink problem and it got progressively worse. He was a nice chap and we got on well.

"It's very sad because it should have made him a very happy man but he didn't get the best out of it. He had a box down at Villa Park and he used to have a go at me because I'm a Wolves fan.

In 2007, Mr Gough split from his wife of 25 years and began drinking heavily. He reportedly checked into the Priory rehabilitation clinic in Birmingham for treatment.

The win quickly ruined Mr Gough's life. Last year he told the News of the World: "My life was brilliant. But the lottery has ruined everything. What's the point of having money when it sends you to bed crying? Now when I see someone going in to a newsagent I advise them not to buy a lottery ticket."


Tak kira bangsa apa, agama apa, negara apa, judi tetap menghancurkan institusi negara, institusi famili dan institusi diri. So whats the point of having casino for the reason that its only for Non Muslim or tourist such as the one called Casino de Genting in Genting Highlands that won World's Leading Casino Resort in 2007, 2008 and 2009 that is located in the so-called 'Negara Islam' (Islamic Country), Malaysia??!

Stop giving excuses people.

Sunday, 28 March 2010

Maximizing Life

People often say 'be patient', 'be strong' etc, although we realize that most of the time its not as easy as its uttered like the Malay saying goes "Berat mata memandang, berat lagi bahu memikul" which more or less translates "Seeing is believing, but shouldering it really hurts".

On the other side, those who are not under that circumstance to feel so are
often being ignorant to what they get and have. Ask yourself, how many times you've heard people say 'My life is boring', 'Life sucks' or write 'What a boring day' on their Facebook, YM status or even an essay elaborating their 'dullness/boringness of the day' on blog. Open your eyes, mind, heart and get something to work on. Get a life.

Or what about maximize your battery life?

Well..its not like I have never been bored. Its easy to get away from it though once you know your target. I remember back when I just finished my GCSE last year, I had three months of summer holiday. I targeted to read a lot of National Geographic magazines, look over the Tafsir book and try to understand it, finish reading some of my dad's interesting books, memorise some surahs and work on something that I better keep as a secret and others. The tafsir one is hard, really. But then its fine cos the tafsir class would ease it. Then one of the books I managed to finish was 'A Long Walk to Freedom' by Nelson Mandela which left me pondering of how I have many more things to treasure!

Yesterday, I watched a tv program called 'You The White' which was hosted by an Ugandan boy. I was surprised when a group of Ugandan pupils was excited trying to switch on the lamp, changing the tv channel and even flushing the toilet! This program talks about what these Ugandan kids think of White people and how some of them wished they were whites. And yet, at the end of the program, a boy called Eria (I think) said that he is grateful to God for giving him life cos otherwise he wont be in this world. The life he loved.

Here is a post written by a man who I consider as a very determined person. He is one of FuiYo (Fun with IluvIslam's Youth in Overseas) 09 speakers of which I went;

Reasonable VS False Hope

I was given a thirty-days-to-live prognosis. It was lung cancer. I'd previously had one lung removed. Now, four months later, the cancer was back. This time it was in my ribs and lymph system. The surgeon put his hand on my shoulder and said,

"The tiger is out of the cage. Your cancer has come roaring back. I would give you about thirty days to live."

Part of the reason that the surgeon was mistaken is that
no healthcare provider can predict a person's response to illness. After several days of believing I would die, I made a profound decision.

I decided to live.

Please understand clearly what I am saying. By deciding to live I made a decision to do all I could to triumph over the cancer. I was determined to live each day I was given to the very best of my ability. I chose not to focus on the despair communicated in the surgeon's words. I would instead adopt a stance of hopefulness. These decisions dramatically changed my experience of illness. They resulted not only in better days but many more days as well. I believe such decision by you may result in a similar outcome.

"Hope is some extraordinary spiritual grace that God gives us to control our fears, not to oust them..."

This message has its vocal critics. It's controversial. More than once, esteemed members of the health-care community have publicly accused me of spreading false hope. My answer is simple and direct.

I believe there is no such thing as false hope. There is only REASONABLE hope. Reasonable hope is a medicine worthy of consumption in large doses.

What is clearly false is a doctor's pronouncement that sets a limit on the amount of time a patient may have left to live. That's
"false hopelessness". It is false because no human being knows how long anyone has left to live.

My response to the surgeon was strong. I said,

"Thank you doctor. You've given me thirty days to live. Wow! That's wonderful because God only gives me one day at a time!"

Healers instill hope. They do not schedule death.

There is no such thing as hopeless. Decide to live - today!
Embrace hope deep within your spirit. It heals. It is a decision that always lead to greater quality in our days. I also believe it leads to a greater quantity of our days.

Two paths are before you. One is marked by the road signs of passivity and despair;the other by the guideposts of ENGAGEMENT and HOPE. You have a choice.

choose hope.

If you have been told that your time is limited, believe that life can still be a fulfilling adventure. Choose to live life to the very fullest.
Focus on the possibilities, not the problem. Affirm that each day is a good and perfect gift in spite of the circumstances of illness.

Keep you thoughts on hope and healing. In that intentional choice are the seeds of your cancer recovery. Water those seeds, not the weeds.

Without question, you can improve your potential for survival. What you do makes a significant difference.
Believe it: there is no such thing as a hopeless situation.

*Taken from "Cancer: 50 Essential Things To Do" by Greg Anderson.


I have been given a similar so-called 'death sentence'. 3 months has passed, and by the will of Allah, here I am, still standing, still given the chance to strive. And I believe, it is a sign from my Creator that He wants me to not lose hope just yet.

Even when the world says "Give up Mas!", hope whispers "Try it one more time."

And I, will therefore keep on battling.

May Allah's love always be with you bro.

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