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Watch “20 Most Beautiful Place In Indonesia” di YouTube


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Painting Tips: Colouring


Nice painting tips from Cheechee. He’s a great artist. Please visit his blog to read it completely. Thanks again, my friend! 🙂

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Bercuti di Bukit Tinggi, Padang, Indonesia


Bukit Tinggi, Padang Indonesia is one of beautiful places in Indonesia. You can see its beauty in my friend’s blog. Enjoy to read it! 😊

Kasih Ilmar

Assalamualaikum..

Lama benar saya tak update blog ini. Almaklumlah sejak balik dari bercuti di Bukit Tinggi bersama teman-teman, mood bercuti bersambung-sambung hingga ke hari ini. Hehehe..
Kami ke Bukit Tinggi tidak lama cuma 3 malam sahaja. Ini adalah kali kedua pemergian saya ke sana. Kali pertama dulu saya ikut suami….
Penerbangan dari Kuala Lumpur pada 11 April ke Padang mengambil masa selama lebih kurang 1 jam dan kami tiba pada pukul 7.30 pagi waktu tempatan.
Sebaik sahaja kami sampai di sana, kami di bawa sarapan dan kemudian meneruskan perjalanan ke Bukit tinggi. Kami tiba di Bukit Tinggi pada lewat petang, kerana banyak singgah semasa dalam perjalanan.
Pemandangan sepanjang perjalanan, adakala saya lihat macam di tempat kita juga. Lebih kurang macam di negeri Kedah, banyak sawah bendang dan rumah-rumah kampung. Penduduknya ramai, rumah-rumah berdekatan antara satu sama lain. Apa yang sangat menarik pada pandangan saya adalah terlalu banyak masjid di sana…

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Why Islam Doesn’t Need a Reformation [Abdullah al Andalusi’s Lecture at UCL]


Agreed! Islam is perfect, it doesn’t need the reformation.

The Muslim Debate Initiative

Abdullah al Andalusi was invited to speak at the UCL, University of London, to present and discuss the topic “Does Islam Need a Reformation?”. He made rational, historical, sociological, anthropological and political arguments against the most common excuses demanding a Secular Reformation of Islam, touted by Western governments, Atheists like Sam Harris and Ayan Hersi Ali, and other Secular Liberal missionaries (called ‘Reformists’ or modernists).

The event also discussed the ideology that Modernists want Islam to bend the knee to: Secular Liberalism. Liberalism was discussed in creed, development and practical implementation, and found substantially lacking consistency, accuracy (about Humans) and devoid of connection to Western superior technological and economic development (China was used as a counter-example).

The event then opened to the audience for questions, and  an interesting and amicable back and forth with the audience ensued, including members of the Atheist, Humanist and Secularist student society who attended.

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Book Review: The Ducktrinors “Hanifa” Book 1 by Papatia Feauxzar


Papatia was so kind to give this copy of her novel to me a month ago. I needed high focus to read her book, because English is still barrier for me. I couldn’t finish it in short time. If I read Indonesian novels, I could finish them in a day or 3 days if I wasn’t in free. Besides that, I had many things to do at my work and my home, he..he but whenever I had time, I forced myself to read, to understand and to take the lessons from her novel. I would love to call her novel as an Islamic science fiction, because Papatia used modern devices to describe the time and we can’t find those in our real lives. She also inserted hadith and Islamic knowledge in her novel. That’s great! I like adventure, romance, and science fiction. Islamic science fiction is hard to find, and Papatia has succeeded to show her ability to write novel in this genre.

I admire you, Sister!

Please visit her nice blog at:

http://www.djarabikitabs.com/

https://papatia.wordpress.com/

Here is my review of The Ductrinors Hanifa Book 1, written by Papatia Feauxzar.
Papatia told us about the lifetime when the Muslims felt so hard to show their identity as Muslims. Why? Because the world is in Secular’s hand. They lead the world. In this story, Secular’s leader is Sylas.

Hanifa, an 19 years old girl of Ethiopian origin can feel it, and she wanted to change the world. She has big dream to save the world and the Muslims. Her parents have different view with her and also her siblings Malik and Shafiya. But, Hanifa has smart idea to against the seculars. She joins the secular army while in that time she collects the information and find the followers to support her dream to end that bad life.

She fights Sylas and she could kill him, but Sylas isn’t a normal human, he can be reborn after he was killed. Unluckily, Judas has known Sylas’s weakness.

I like the character of Hanifa, she’s ambitious, smart, brave and has good ability to lead the other people (followers). Hanifa also has other dreams to find the cave, houses some ashabi kiram– companions- who will come in handy in helping Isa, Jesus fight Yajud and Majud. She also wants to spread the message of Islam by teaching the four Sunni madhabs.

One thing I don’t find here is only about the setting of time. I often read the novels are set in future life such as 2020 or 2030. Overall, this story is very nice to read. I found a great word in page 233: “Kneeling before a creature of Allah Subhanahu wa ta’ala is a grave sin…….”

Absolutely, Sis!

I suggest to teenagers, adults like me to read this novel! Find and feel the amazing journey in it.

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PS: I hope I wrote the review rightly.  :

Correct me, Sis Papatia if you find something wrong in my review.

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ENGLISH words with ARABIC origin: Final List 5


I’ve ever read that Arabic is a rich language. My language (Bahasa Indonesia) also absorb many words from Arabic. Such as lampu (lamp) in Arabic is lambatun. لمبة
You may find some in this blog.

AIYSHAH'S ENGLISH PAGE

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I have never been so amazed at how many words comes from Arabic origin. Let’s look at a few right here. (Taken directly from Wikipedia I’m afraid)

tuna 

التنّ al-tunn, tunafish. The standard etymology report is: Ancient Greek and classical Latin thunnus = “tunafish” -> medieval Arabic al-tunn (or al-tūn) -> medieval Spanish atún -> colloquial American Spanish tuna -> late 19th century California tuna -> international English. Note: Modern Italian tonno, French thon, and Englishtunny, each meaning tuna, are descended from the classical Latin without an Arabic intermediary. Note: Isidore of Seville (died 636, lived in southern Spain) spelled it thynnus in Latin, where the Latin letter ‘y’ in Isidore’s case was likely pronounced “eu”, roughly like in British “tuna”, which was roughly how the letter ‘y’ was pronounced in classical Latin.[20] Note: The word was common…

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My Goal To Sell 20,000 copies of “The Ducktrinors”!


Between Sisters, SVP!

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There are 1.6 BILLION Muslims in the world, I just want 20,000 of that number to buy  a copy of The Ducktrinors :). A girl can dream BIG right? But seriously, it’s not even 1% of the Muslim population.

Please help a sister out in reaching to this goal by the end of 2016 insha’Allah. I hope your inner-child approves of my book and lands me next to YA best selling authors JK Rowling, Suzanne Collins and the likes ^_^.

Malik: Book 2 will come out next year insha’Allah. Help me fund Malik by buying a copy of Hanifa: Book 1 please.

Also, help me help you satisfy your curiosity about Book 2!

Buy Book 1 here http://amzn.to/1QZIabd .

Jazak’Allah khair,

Papatia Feauxzar

Author of The Ducktrinors: Hanifa, Book 1

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The New WordPress.com App for Windows Is Here


Thank you Mark for this app!
Unfortunately I use phone often than PC. It’d better if you present the WordPress app for windows phone, not only for IOS, android and blackberry.

The WordPress.com Blog

You asked, and we answered—quickly! Just weeks after unveiling the all-new WordPress.com and desktop app for Mac, we’re thrilled to introduce our new Windows app.

07-laptopNow you can manage your sites, write and publish, and even customize your site and view stats from a dedicated app in your Windows Start Menu. Use it for your sites on WordPress.com, as well as for self-hosted WordPress sites. (For the latter, you’ll just need to have the Jetpack plugin installed to connect your site.)

And just like the rest of WordPress.com, the new Windows app is simple, seamless, and blazingly fast.

Download the app

06-desktop-with-appThe new Windows app includes:

  • The My Sites dashboard for managing multiple sites, whether WordPress.com or self-hosted WordPress with Jetpack.
  • The new WordPress.com Editor, with in-app previewing and draft auto-saving.
  • The Reader, which lets you follow and read any of your favorite sites, and the all-new Discover, which…

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The Reality of Being Muslim in America


I can’t feel how to live as Muslim in America. In this post Theresa Corbin (an American Muslim) wrote about the reality of being Muslim in America, her homeland.

I hope you my friends can visit her blog to know about it completely. Thanks!

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Written by Theresa Corbin Published on Washington Post

The name calling and racial slurs began when I started wearing hijab.

Twelve years after 9/11, the climate of hate has only gotten worse. Extremists who call themselves Muslims continue to terrorize people of all faiths across the globe. American extremists continue to stoke the flames of fear and hate, attacking Muslims in rhetoric, in our houses of worship and even on the street.

hate hurts Grafitti defaces a mosque at the Islamic Center of America in Dearborn, Mich. (Bill Pugliano/Getty Images)

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