Tag Archives: Ramadhan

The Feast of West and East

‎A HEAD-ON COLLISION between west and east the night was. In the west, you’d see the grandeur of mosque in its past colonial architectural style. But in the east, you’d behold the feast reflecting the contemporary, tolerant, open-minded face of … Continue reading

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Saat Muhammadiyah Ikuti NU

Muhammadiyah dan NU dikenal saling berseberangan. Jika datang bulan Ramadhan dan Syawal, keduanya sering menetapkan awal yang berbeda. Itu disebabkan karena Muhammadiyah melakukan penentuan awal bulan dengan menghitung secara hisab (perhitungan astronomis) sementara Nahdlatul Ulama memakai metode rukyah, yang mengharuskan … Continue reading

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Digempur Bola dan Politik, Euforia Ramadhan Meredup

Beginilah bulan puasa. Selalu penuh euforia yang sporadis. Hanya berlaku saat puasa tak ada di bulan-bulan lainnya. Pertama, musholla kantor selalu penuh terutama waktu sholat dzuhur, ashar dan maghrib. Di bulan-bulan biasa, jangankan separuh musholla, sepertiga kapasitasnya saja sudah lumayan. … Continue reading

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When You Fast, Do Not Look Somber as the Hypocrites Do

Though I’m a moslem myself, I think this quotation (which I assume is taken from the Christian Bible)  would serve as a good reminder for every moslem fasting today: WHEN YOU FAST … Do not look somber as the HYPOCRITES … Continue reading

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