Every now and then, a motorist driving by would give me a supporting honk! Bikers would also give me a smile and thumbs up! Must be rare to see an elderly bicyclist like me on the road! What more with my white bushy beard! Hahahaha!
The road leading to Dataran Merdeka was blocked but as I was a cyclist the cop manning the area allowed me to ride through. Cars and motorbikes were diverted away to the overpass heading to Jalan Kuching.
I came upon a very large crowd of people who were in athletic get up. It so happened that there was a Great Eastern Insurance Company’s sports event being held at Dataran Merdeka. Hence, the road closures and large crowd!
When I took out my Nikon D5000 DSLR camera to shoot some photos, I discovered that the lens cap had got stuck to the thread of the filter lens! Oh no! 🙁
I stopped near a police officer who was there and asked for his help in getting the lens cap free and he did! Thank you Corporal A.Rahim! I then took a photo of him and then had a German expatriate take a shot of us together. Here they are:
I stopped to take several photos of the landmarks around and then rode off towards Masjid Jamek.
Masjid Jamek is currently undergoing several improvements. They are adding a new feature at the masjid’s compound. Shades in the form ala the unfolding umbrellas at Masjidil Nabawi in Madinah, Saudi Arabia.
I spent some time talking to a Masjid Jamek staff sharing with him about how to share info n Islam to the visitors who come to the masjid.
I also shared Islamic Knowledge with the Indian construction supervisor who was a Hindu (wearing the safety vest and construction safety helmet) before riding off to Jalan Masjid India.
Both of them were very receptive and interested in learning more about Islam. Even born Muslims need to be taught about the inner aspects of being a knowledgeable and practicing Muslim.
Those of us who have come to acquire and learn about the deeper knowledge and ‘Ilm of Al Islam must in turn share it with others. We can’t afford to just go on minding our own business and die without sharing such knowledge with others.
We will be questioned about that in the Realm of the Grave by the Malaikat’s Munkar and Naqir! May Allah guide us, Ameen!
Will be sharing more photos in the next article. Insya Allah.