We come early today for Friday Prayer at the beautiful Masjid ALatief. I’m not sure whether that window glass wall was new or not, but the last time I prayed here, I didn’t realize there was. You can see the view of south Jakarta from this side of the mosque. Add even more awesome touch to this already beautiful mosque.
Apabila Anda seorang muslim yang sedang berada di Hong Kong pada hari Jumat, beribadah Sholat Jumat sambil makan dimsum halal nan nikmat di Masjid Ammar patut menjadi pilihan.
Masjid Ammar terletak di daerah Wanchai, di tengah pusat kota Hong Kong. Tidak terlalu sulit menemukannya. Anda tinggal naik kereta MTR, dan keluar di stasiun Wanchai. Di stasiun ini, keluar lewat Exit A3 dan Anda akan mendapati Johnston Road tepat di depan Anda.
Alhamdulillah it’s Friday! And our first destination for today is to have friday prayer and lunch at Muslim canteen in Masjid Ammar, Wanchai HK. It’s always a special feeling meeting with fellow moslems abd pray in muslim-minority country. I’ll share the experience in different post later today.
One of the perks of travelling abroad is to get a chance to pray in different part of the worls. Entering Subuh prayer times in a moslem-majority-country airport, it is not difficult to look for mosque (or “mascit”, as they say it here). Here, moslems from around the world gather. No questions asked where you came from, whether you’re sunni or shia, or which moslem president you’re supporting (oh, please). We come and gather here as one brotherhood of Islam. We pray in one common language, common way. And that’s the beauty of Islam. Mungkin yang ribut-ribut cuman kurang piknik 😉
I normally went for Friday prayer in Al Falah mosque whenever I did medical checks, as previously I always took the test on Friday. This time around, given the difficulty in scheduling, I do the check on Monday, so no Friday prayer this time around. But the ritual of praying in this masjid continues, albeit I go for maghrib prayer.
Happy to see the masjid is now completely upgraded and renovated. It is really a spiritual home for us, the moslems, in the middle of ocean of materiality named Orchard Road. Subhanallah.
Jumat siang ini berkesempatan untuk sholat jumat di Masjid Al-Ikhlas, yang berlokasi di kompleks Bandar Udara Ngurah Rai, Denpasar Bali.
Kebetulan akhir pekan ini ada acara kantor di Bali, dan pesawat tiba di Bali pada jam “tanggung”: sekitar jam 11 siang. Sebagian teman memilih untuk memanfaatkan status sebagai “musafir”. Tapi karena saya minggu lalu juga sudah tidak ibadah sholat Jumat karena bertepatan dengan hari Idul Adha, maka kali ini saya berniat untuk sholat Jumat. Continue reading →
We stopped by Masjid Al Hikmah for Ashar prayer after finishing our coffee session at PIK Avenue. The Masjid is located by mangrove forest preservation park in Angke, so aside of completing our daily responsibility as moslem, we got nice view of mangrove forest as bonus.
The masjid itself is surprisingly very clean. The wooden architecture blends well with its surrounding.
And as happened every year, we feel Ramadhan passes very quickly. Tonight we’re already arrived at possibly the last tarawih prayer this year. Taqaballalahu minna wa minkum. Let’s hope this Ramadhan shapes our iman to be better moslem, not only for ourselves, but for people around us, and ultimately for Allah. And may Allah let us to meet another Ramadhan next year. Aamiin.