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The Glorious Qur'an:
"Those who repent, those who worship, those who praise, those who walk in search of knowledge, people bowing, those who prostrate themselves, people who do ma'ruf (goodness), people those that prevent the unjust, the people who keep the limits of Allah, and announce to the people who believe ". (At Taubah (Repentance) / 112)..

In this verse, before calling the other acts of worship, repentance is called the earliest. It contains the intention that the issue of repentance is to POSITION the first and most fundamental, as well as being the key all the obedience to Allah Taala.
فَإِنْ آمَنُوا بِمِثْلِ مَا آمَنتُم بِهِ فَقَدِ اهْتَدَوا وَّإِن تَوَلَّوْا فَإِنَّمَا هُمْ فِي شِقَاقٍ فَسَيَكْفِيكَهُمُ اللَّهُ وَهُوَ السَّمِيعُ الْعَلِيمُ
Maka kalau mereka beriman sebagaimana kamu beriman (dengan Kitab-kitab Allah dan Rasul-rasulnya), maka sesungguhnya mereka telah beroleh petunjuk; dan jika mereka berpaling (serta tidak mahu beriman dengan sebenar-benar iman) maka sesungguhnya mereka akan kekal dalam perbalahan dan permusuhan (dengan kamu); oleh itu (janganlah engkau khuatir wahai Muhammad) kerana Allah akan memeliharamu (dan umatmu) dari kejahatan mereka; dan Dia lah jua Yang Maha Mendengar, lagi Maha Mengetahui.

صِبْغَةَ اللَّهِ وَمَنْ أَحْسَنُ مِنَ اللَّهِ صِبْغَةً وَنَحْنُ لَهُ عَابِدُونَ
(Katakanlah wahai orang-orang yang beriman: "Ugama Islam, yang kami telah sebati dengannya ialah): celupan Allah yang mencorakkan seluruh kehidupan kami dengan corak Islam); dan siapakah yang lebih baik celupannya daripada Allah? (Kami tetap percayakan Allah) dan kepadaNy…
The animosity of people toward you in this world, If you realize, is a hidden gold treasure. People’s tempers are turned against you, So your face is forcefully turned toward that direction (Allah SWT). Carry the burden smilingly and cheerfully, Because patience is the key to victory. The prophets have suffered immensely from the petty ones, They have often writhed in anguish from such snakes. When you tolerate the pettiness of these petty ones,
You will reach the light of the prophets’ traditions. – Rumi.
The case of those who spend their property for the cause of Allah is like that of a grain that brings forth seven (7) ears, each bearing a hundred (100) grains. Allah gives manifold increase to whom He wills. God is Munificent, All- Knowing. (The Glorious Quran 2: 261). Ethics of Islamic Charity The present passage opens with gentle exhortations, touching inner, deep-seated human feelings and senses. It depicts a vigorous; flourishing picture of life, with grains sprouting and growing to yield multitudes of grains and return many times what has been invested. This verdant and lush image, the surah says, represents a model for those who spend of their own money for the cause of God. “The case of those who spend their property for the cause of God is like that of a grain that brings forth seven ears, each bearing a hundred grains.” (Verse 261). By simple arithmetic, a single grain of corn or wheat yields seven hundred grains, but we are presented with a much more inspiring and moving pict…
The Glorious Qur’an: “And (remember) Dhan-Nûn (Jonah), when he went off in anger, and imagined that We shall not punish him (i.e. the calamities which had befallen him)! But he cried through the darkness (saying): Lâ ilâha illa Anta [none has the right to be worshipped but You (O Allah)], Glorified (and Exalted) are You [above all that (evil) they associate with You]. Truly, I have been of the wrong-doers. So We answered his call, and delivered him from the distress. And thus We do deliver the believers (who believe in the Oneness of Allah, abstain from evil and work righteousness).” (Al-Anbiyâ’, 21: 87-88). This call, this supplication of Yûnus (peace be upon him), teaches how to resort to Allah, all praise and glory be to Him, at the time of danger and distress. How to seek His Refuge and confess our sins and the wrong we did to ourselves, and testify that there is no God but Allah, Who alone forgives the sins and can save us from dangers. Whenever we fall into difficulties or suffer…
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Response amplitude operator (RAO) and accurate seaway representation For seaway representation theoretical spectra can be used but it is always preferable to use the measured spectra which can be obtained through full scale measurement. On the other hand theoretical spectra can be used for comparison. This paper presents the results of a full-scale measurement of wave and vessel motions taken from a Malaysian fishing vessel. The vessel operates off the East Coast of Peninsular Malaysia. Wave buoy was used to measure wave data and Vessel Motion Monitoring System (VMMS) was used to measure the vessel motions. They are basically composed of a set of accelerometers gyroscopes and wind sensors. The data processing and analyzing is done using LabVIEW software. Finally, the main analysis of the results obtained is in the form of spectral analysis of wave and vessel motions. From them the RAO can be obtained, which is the key to all Seakeeping analysis.

Floating Production, Storage, and Offloading (FPSO) systems comprise a new branch in offshore technology.  In keeping with the innovative spirit of the offshore industry, this design of an FPSO will implement this moderately unused expertise to utilize the oil fields.  The site has a shallow water depth of 27 m (88ft), storm generated swells, low daily production output, and various regulatory bodies govern the overall design.  Two FPSO’s were analyzed a ship-shape option and a squareshape option.  The ship-shape was design along the principle of the more traditional FPSO and the square-shape was a more innovative design that would take into account the site specifics of the oil field.  After determining the feasibility of the ship-shape option and the square-shape option; the ship-shape option was chosen due to its more conventional design, cost factors, and building factors.
The team decided to use a 12-line catenary system to moor the vessel consisting of all chain with a 114 mm (…
Motivation Motivation is one of the most traditional topics in organizational behaviour and it has become more important in contemporary organizations as a result of the need for increased productivity to be globally competitive and the rapid changes that organizations are undergoing. What is Motivation? When we speak about motivation we usually mean that a person "works hard," "keeps at" his or her work, and directs his or her behaviour toward appropriate outcomes.
A. Basic Characteristics of Motivation Motivation is the extent to which persistent effort is directed toward a goal. The four basic characteristics of motivation are effort, persistence, direction, and goals. Effort. This refers to the strength of a person's work-related behaviour. Persistence. This refers to the persistence that individuals exhibit in applying effort to their work tasks. Direction. This refers to the quality of a person's work related behaviour. Goals. This refers to the ends to…
Allah SWT berfirman: “Adapun orang yang bertaubat dan beriman serta beramal soleh, maka semoga akan menjadilah dia dari orang-orang yang berjaya.” [Quran Karim, Al-Qasas: 67]
5 sisi ekonomi dalam kisah Nabi Yusuf a.s:
1) Keselamatan bekalan makanan/FOOD SECURITY
2) Pelan ekonomi berjangka panjang
3) Unjuran ekonomi yang tepat
4) Penjimatan dan penggunaan sumber secara optimum
5) Nilai akhlak dalam ekonomi.

Yusuf a.s. juga berinteraksi secara langsung dengan rakya jelata:
."....Yusuf memegang kuasa di bumi Mesir; ia bebas tinggal di negeri itu di mana sahaja yang disukainya...." (Quran Karim 12:56)

Ayat ini menunjukkan Yusuf a.s. sebagai pemerintah tidak hanya bertugas dari bilik pejabatnya. Baginda pusing keliling ke seluruh negara meninjau lapangan dan merasai denyut nadi rakyat. Ini sekali lagi petunjuk kepimpinan yang agung.

1) Keselamatan bekalan makanan/food security dalam Surah Yusuf a.s:
"apa yang kamu tuai hendaklah kamu biarkan di tangkainya..." (12:47)

Preservation atau menyimpan produk asasi pertanian untuk kegunaan pada tahun-tahun mendatang adalah isu sangat penting dalam kehidupan bernegara. Dalam kes ini, al-Quran menunjukkan keluar…
Firman Allah: (maksudnya) “dan kepada penduduk Madyan Kami utuskan saudara mereka Syu’aib, dia berkata: "Wahai kaumku! Sembahlah Allah! Tiada tuhan bagi kamu selain dariNYA, dan janganlah kamu mengurangi sukatan dan timbangan. Sesungguhnya aku melihat kamu berada dalam kemewahan; dan sesungguhnya aku bimbang, kamu akan ditimpa azab hari yang meliputi.” (Quran Karim, Surah Hud ayat 84).

Ingatan Nabi Shu’aib yang lain ialah: (maksudnya) “Jangan kamu kurangkan manusia apa yang menjadi hak-haknya (Surah Hud: 85).

Intipati yang penting dalam penghayatan amalan ekonomi yang jujur ialah mencari keberkatan yang diperolehi melalui harta yang terhasil dari sumber yang halal. Shu’aib a.s: (maksudnya) “Baki (yang halal) Allah kepada kamu lebih baik bagi kamu jika betul kamu orang-orang yang beriman, dan aku bukanlah orang yang mengawasi kamu". (Surah Hud, ayat 86).
Apapun, nasihat-nasihat Nabi Syu’aib adalah kunci kepada urustadbir harta yang baik. Para pemerintah hendaklah insafi diri m…
Ref.: Muslim, Mazlan, Powering & Resistance Of Fishing Vessel (PROFV), Lambert Academic Publishing, Germany,, 2014.

Resistance Transducer:
According to the 23rd  ITTC Resistance Committee, the resistance transducer needs to be calibrated with weights prior to the model test. The weights are the standard for the load cell calibration and are a source of error, which depends on the quality of the standard.
In this research, transducer calibration was done after the model tests, using standard load cells certified by the Malaysian Standard. The calibration is more like a transducer load measurement accuracy verification, and in this case is within 3% from the load cells load. The transducer calibration in the laboratory is done on a monthly basis, but also depends on the number of model tests need to be done.

“Wahai Tuhan kami! Sesungguhnya aku telah menempatkan sebahagian dari zuriat keturunanku di sebuah lembah (Tanah Suci Mekah) yang tidak ada tanaman padanya, di sisi rumahMu yang diharamkan mencerobohinya. Wahai Tuhan kami, (mereka ditempatkan di situ) supaya mereka mendirikan solat (dan memakmurkannya dengan ibadat). Oleh itu, jadikanlah hati sebahagian dari manusia tertarik gemar kepada mereka, (supaya datang beramai-ramai ke situ) dan kurniakanlah rezeki kepada mereka dari berbagai jenis buah-buahan dan hasil tanaman, semoga mereka bersyukur.” [Quran Karim, Ibrahim AS: 37].
It is obvious that by repeating the measurements the random errors can be reduced. One single test point will contain a larger random error than the average of a number of test results. The aspect of removing random errors is the very reason to have a minimum length range in the towing tank to measure the parameters and to utilize this experiment. Therefore, it is worthwhile to select a reasonable number of data points per experiment and to incorporate some checks to ensure that those data points are consistent and reliable.  It is much more difficult to dispose of systematic errors than to get rid of the random errors. Within the same test setup or with the same computational procedures they do not vanish. The repeatability of an experiment does not indicate that systematic errors are absent. It just tells that random errors are small. The only manner to dispose of the systematic errors is to carry out the experiments at a different establishment with same models at the same condition…
Fadhilat ayat2 suci Al-Quran Karim:
۞ Surah Al-Fatihah dapat memadam kemurkaan Allah SWT. 
۞ Surah Yasin dapat menghilangkan rasa dahaga atau kehausan pada hari Kiamat. 
۞ Surah Dukhan dapat membantu kita ketika menghadapi ujian Allah SWT pada hari kiamat. 
۞ Surah Al-Waqi’ah dapat melindungi kita daripada ditimpa kesusahan atau fakir. 
۞ Surah Al-Mulk dapat meringankan azab di dalam kubur. 
۞ Surah Al-Kauthar dapat merelaikan segala perbalahan. 
۞ Surah Al-Kafirun dapat menghalang kita daripada menjadi kafir ketika menghadapi kematian. 
۞ Surah Al-Ikhlas dapat melindungi kita daripada menjadi golongan munafiq. 
۞ Surah Al-Falq dapat menghapuskan perasaan hasad dengki. 
۞ Surah An-Nas dapat melindungi kita daripada ditimpa penyakit was-was.
Success Story: Sebuah kejayaan
Mengikut catatan dalam garis masa sejarah syarikat Kumpulan Guthrie Berhad, 1821 - 2007;
1981: The Dawn Raid: 7 September. 30-40 STOCKBROKERS from Rowe & Pitman began buying GCL shares for PNB. Khalid Ibrahim obtained stakes held by Bank Simpanan Nasional, Genting and a Kuwaiti group.
Tun Ismail in Singapore attempted to buy stake held by OCBC. By end of the trading day, PNB held 47% of Guthrie; within a week 51%; in 3 months; control over the entire company.

Dalam catatan ini jelas menyebut dua nama penting dalam pengambilihan iaitu Tan Sri Khalid Ibrahim dan Tun Ismail Ali.
Syarikat ini diasaskan oleh Alexander Guthrie yang menubuhkan Guthrie & Coo, di Sungapura pada tahun 1821 dan merupakan antara syarikat perdagangan British yang terawal di Asia Tenggara. Syarikat ini mempunyai pelbagai perniagaan dan salah satunya ialah mempunyai ladang getah dan kelapa sawit yang terbesar di Malaysia malah di dunia. Pada tahun 1965, Guthrie Corporation Limiteddi…
Ibnu Tarmizi dan Ibnu Majah pernah meriwayatkan: “Rasulullah s.a.w melaknat sepuluh golongan yang berkaitan dengan arak,
1) yang memerasnya (memerahnya),
2) yang minta diperaskannya,
3) yang meminum,
4) yang membawa,
5) yang minta dihantari,
6) yang menuangkannya,
7) yang menjual,
8) yang makan harganya,
9) yang membeli &
10) yang meminta dibeli.”
Rujukan: Tafsir ar-Rawi. Sesiapa yg sentiasa berkekalan membaca surah al-Fatihah diantara solat sunat subuh & fardhunya 41 kali, nescaya permintaannya terkabul. Jika kesusahan ianya nescaya dilapangkan Allah SWT, jika berhutang mudah baginya membayar, jika sakit lekas sembuh & nescaya dikasihi oleh makhluk, ditakuti oleh musuh.
Barangsiapa sentiasa berkekalan membaca surah al-Fatihah 7 kali sesudah tiap2 solat fardhu, dibukakan Allah SWT kepadanya pintu kesenangan & terkaya dianya daripada apa yg merunsingkannya dari pekerjaan dunia serta akhirat. Dan barangsiapa membaca surah al-Fatihah 20 kali sesudah tiap2 solat fardhu, iaitu 100 kali sehari, dilapangkan Allah SWT rezekinya & bertambah-tambah baik keadaannya, serta bercahaya (nur) rohaninya & terkabul segala maksud sucinya insyaAllah.
Managing Project Resources Manage your project team more easily with these tips. Tip #1: Have meetings
Yes, even if you are in a virtual team, meetings are possible! Use web conferencing, collaboration tools and get people on the phone regularly. You'll also want to schedule individual meetings with each person on the team, at least once a month, maybe more if they are working on parts of the project that need close monitoring. Regular meetings will help you stay on top of what each individual is doing and will also help build a culture of teamwork on your project. Tip #2: Create reports
Project managers are used to creating reports to show project status, the situation with risks and the budget and so on, but did you know that you can create reports to show information about your resources as well? Resource allocation reports are a great help as they show you workload information. This helps you work out who has some free time and who is going to find their workload a challenge. Thes…