Sunday, February 08, 2009

Read Part 3/3

Previous entries on Reading 1 and 2, this blog did mention the importance of Acquiring Knowledge.

Created man, out of a (mere) clot of congealed blood; Proclaim! And thy Lord is Most Bountiful; He Who taught (the use of) the pen, Taught man that which he knew not.
(Quran, 96, 2-5)

The word ‘Qalam’ is translated as a pen. In Arabic, the word ‘Qalam’ is considered a progressive technological word related to documentation written by the utensils. Attention is put forward on documentation as this is how any knowledge can be preserved. Any documented knowledge then can be brought forward for further progressive developments.

Step 3 is not just about the importance of reading, acquiring knowledge and documentation. It also points out the importance of appreciating those who are knowledgeable because they are considered highly valuable.

Combined with Step 2 which prioritize morality, a learned person may possess personal qualities that may pave the way to have wisdom. Such knowledge allows one to be independent in earning one's living and will be the key which unlocks the door to worldly success. Thus, a voter has the responsibility to vote but equipped with knowledge does not mean a voter is dependent on politicians and politics.

It is important to be an informed voter. There are several important differences between the learned (who know only the theory of how to do good deeds but may not practice it) and the wise (who may not know much but use everything they know to boost their opportunity to do good deeds). Unfortunately, knowledge in the hands of a fool (or even a learned person) can be a dangerous thing. If our only knowledge is academic knowledge, no matter how clever we might be, there is always a risk of making a mess of our lives.

On Perak and Pakatan Rakyat

I would like to take this opportunity to thank Pakatan Rakyat who had served Perak well. As a businessman, Pakatan Rakyat have proven that Change Is Possible. Am glad that all I had to do was to fill up some forms, provide certain photocopied documents, some required payments and the best of all, in most cases I did not have to wait long and things were mostly done within 24 hours without 'extra costs'.

Perak voters did the best they can. After all, on March 2008, they voted The Elite Out :-)

Looking forward to seeing you serve again. If it's not too much to ask, come next General Election, take the whole nation :-)

Merger and Acquisition.

Song and Music by Azer Mantessa.