Author Archives: shaikkadir

Obituary Andy Iskandar – he leaves us but in our heart, we shall remember his friendship

 Obituary Andy Iskandar – he leaves us but in our heart, we shall remember his friendship Inna lillahi wainna ilayhi rajiun (From God we came and to Him is our return). My deepest and heartfelt condolences to the mother of … Continue reading

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Time to race to eliminate racism

Time to race to eliminate racism On 25 May 2020, an incident happened in the United States of America. A white policeman killed a black unarmed man in a cruel manner, an incident that created horrendous anger among black Americans … Continue reading

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Experiencing a unique Ramadan and Aidilfitri Part 3 The Meritorious Post-Ramadan Fasting  

Experiencing a unique Ramadan and Aidilfitri Part 3 The Meritorious Post-Ramadan Fasting   Aidilfitri (Celebration of the Ramadan accomplishments) was held on 1 Syawal, the Islamic year being 1441, which coincides this year on 24 May. The mood of Hari … Continue reading

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Experiencing a unique Ramadan and Aidilfitri – Part 2: The Joyful Aidilfitri –

Experiencing a unique Ramadan and Aidilfitri – Part 2: The Joyful Aidilfitri – Hari Raya Aidilfitri is a day to celebrate the accomplishments of Ramadan. It is a joyous occasion. But it is still a religious occasion during which Islamic … Continue reading

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Experiencing a unique Ramadan and Aidilfitri – Part 1: The Holy Ramadan –

Experiencing a unique Ramadan and Aidilfitri – Part 1: The Holy Ramadan – Like the Islamic prayers and the Aidilfitri visits to relatives and home, the breaking of the Ramadan fast is also communal – many break their fast in … Continue reading

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Beauties of nature (mushrooms)

Beauties of nature (mushrooms) Yes, staying at home during this Covid-19 pandemic for so long is indeed boring, so I went for a short walk in the neighbourhood, yesterday morning (5 May 2020), of course, wearing my mask following the … Continue reading

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From SPH Website – Fighting Covid-19 in the spirit of Ramadan

(From SPH Website,  published: APR 25, 2020, 5:00 AM SGT ) OPINION Fighting Covid-19 in the spirit of Ramadan Shaik Kadir For The Straits Times Opportunities for spiritual development and charitable acts can still flourish at home Yesterday was the … Continue reading

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“Eat of that which is lawful and good,” says God

Ramadan Mubarak (Have a blessed Ramadan)  “Eat of that which is lawful and good,” says God A non-Muslim friend of mine asked me this question: “If a Muslim man is visiting a non-Muslim friend for Chinese New Year, and the … Continue reading

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“Fighting Covid-19 in the spirit of Ramadan”

Ramadan Mubarak (Have a blessed Ramadan) “Fighting Covid-19 in the spirit of Ramadan” Salam and good day to everyone, My article on the Islamic view of Covid-19 has been published today (25 April 20) in the Opinion page, page A19, … Continue reading

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Terawih, the special Ramadan night prayer

  Ramadan Mubarak (Have a blessed Ramadan) Terawih, the special Ramadan night prayer, begins tonight A Singaporean friend, Ms Chang Soh Kiak to whom I am dedicating this article for inspiring me to compose it, asked me this morning (23 … Continue reading

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