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Maria-Syamsi

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Human-ness and Humanity

38th lecture in the series.Some of the many lessons I have learnt so far: 1. The Prophet's (SAW) companions were the best generations of Muslims ever, but they were still human beings: they become angry, sad, frustrated, impatient, hesitant....all kinds... Continue Reading →

Military or Poverty

"I thought about the starving children in Indonesia, in India, Africa and many other places. In this continent, corns are left to rot, while at other places children are scouting for things to eat. Then I thought about Vietnam, the... Continue Reading →

Harapan

Yasmin Mogahed: Love, Happiness and the Power of Du’a

Alhamdulillah I was blessed with the chance to go for sister Yasmin Mogahed's talk in Masjid Wilayah Persekutuan, Kuala Lumpur recently, despite my busy work schedule(yes, I was working that day) and home commitments. As expected, the lecture hall was... Continue Reading →

Harapan Untuk Jakarta

Dear Jakarta, Saya telah ke Jakarta buat pertama kalinya pada tanggal 12 Maret 2017. Saya harus akui bahawa saya seolah-olah jatuh cinta pandang pertama dengan kota penuh bersejarah ini.  Sebelum mampir ke Jakarta, pastinya saya telah membaca buku-buku dan panduan... Continue Reading →

Jakarta – A Little Note on Public Transport and Food

It was such a pleasant surprise to find that the Transjakarta Bus separates male and female passengers. We got onto the bus, the conductor told my brother to move to the rear of the bus. The bus stops (halte) were... Continue Reading →

The Fishermen, The Parents and The Orphans

It is heart-breaking to imagine the fallen faces of those fishermen, when they realized that their boat was holed by the very people they helped. It is even more heart-breaking to imagine the pious parents, hugging the body of their son,... Continue Reading →

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I Left My Heart In Jakarta

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