Friday, December 31, 2010

The University

05122010(007) The place where we gain education sometimes gives more than the education itself. We human for sure need knowledge and science as they will, as we are sure, make our life better. But it has been quite hard when we are faced to the option, which one is the best best so we will focus spending our time, money and life studying there. Especially when we are demanded to pick the higher education such as university or college. To me, it comes to the time when I joined selection in my senior high school. I consciously picked the Indonesia University of Education (known as UPI) but intentionally picked the department which is management. Nonetheless, this university for some excellent results lets me to be the person like what I am today. I just feel the improvements along with the process of education itself appear. I don’t want to say that I am good guy or something, on the top of that, I just be grateful to God as He gives me ample of beneficial things at the college of mine.


It has been a year since my graduation and here I just intend to let you know the building or spots when I usually spent my time when I was a student – missing this calling anyway.

Here is the Faculty of Economic and Business. In this building now, the lecturer’s cubicles located and some classes are also available. The second building is know as Gymnasium – the place where we usually have sports competition and graduation or other vast ceremonials. This one can accommodate up to 10 thousands of people. 

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The shots above are swimming pool and track (soccer field) where I usually practice some sports. The entrance fare is quite cheap – IDR 1000 to 3000 for students and staffs. But for non of them, the charge can be two times more expensive.


Here is the main gate of the campus:              And here is the only bank that available serving us:  05122010(001)05122010(011)

(Though I have graduated, I still used the bank for electricity payment)


Well, here are some snapshots of other faculties:

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(Faculty of Art and Language known as FPBS)       (Faculty of Math and Science known as MIPA)

I was fond of being in the faculty of Art and Language as the wi-fi was quite fasted than to the faculty of mine – faculty of economics. At MIPA, I pretty much enjoyed the lunch (not that often though) as the place is hygiene and comfortable. From last floor you may also enjoy the view of Bandung and I myself sometimes did it when having troublesomes in mind. One of the things that interests me is that, the building was the most awesome one as it is built by Japanese people mixing the architecture of Japan’s building and Gadang house from Padang (West Sumatera).

Since the majority of students and staffs are Muslims, of course the university serves us with the enjoyable and huge mosque. This is called Al Furqon and it has 3 floors for us to pray. This is the best place where students can be so close to the God. Aside from that, students may also have short relaxing time as the place is quite apt for us to so.

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Spot that not existed when I studied at my university is the “Park of Knowledge”. This is set in behind of the main gate so you will see this when firstly coming to the campus. This spot is totally great if you want to take some pictures or learn photography. Here it is : 05122010(004) 05122010(005)


Well, if you need more detail information about the university of mine (UPI), or if you need to know more about it, please get on the site bellow:

Or, you may call me anyway. I am all ready to be your guide for the short tour of my campus, kidding :)

Saturday, December 4, 2010

Masjid Daarut Tauhiid

Daarut Tauhiid Mosque is situated at Geger Kalong street, precisely beside the street's line so that it has a quite narrow passage. In the city of Bandung, this Muslim praying place is located in the northern part of the city so you need to cruise up quite a bit if you'd like to reach this spot from the city center. Nor this mosque is really big or grandiose, and yet its fame reaches the entire country or even overseas.

This mosque has now some alterations which bring it to the upper level of mosque in terms of management and some measurements. The mosque is started to be known by public some 10-years ago by an ulama (preacher) namely Abdullah Gymnastiar (Aa Gym). He is somehow an initiator or the pioneer who commenced the mosque establishment, not the owner. Aa Gym is one of the most popular Islamic preachers as his way in delivering Islamic teaching is somehow dissimilar to others. In my personal opinion, he is a breakthrough maker as the atmosphere he creates when preaching lets me go to the place of clear and simple understanding. The material of his teaching is mostly about Tauhiid or the ones of Allah. He pretty much repeats this material as it is indeed the most high thing we need to fully grasp then apply in our life as Muslim. Tauhiid is the estuary of science and understanding of a Muslim.

I admit that in the middle of the going, this Mosque might have been supported by Aa's popularity, but now everything has been much better. The mosque committee is open to the improvement so that the mosque starts running more professionally.

There are some points I am trying to outline regarding to the professionalism of the mosque (of course there are still some weak points needed to be upgraded). First is its facilities such as are clock displaying the rest time before the obligatory praying begins. It is needed for us when we are about to do the additional prayer before the fardu one. I think there are only few mosques in this country do have this kind of facility as the people might have different view on this. Some might think that this is good idea to be conducted as the technology is supposed to make our deeds or worship better. But some people might think that it's not that needed, I have got a friend who thoughts so. It does not matter though as difference gives us little bit nice tinge and dynamics in life, he is still my buddy anyway... :)

The next is a clear audio sound. When imam is reciting the prayer, the voice can be heard quite loudly so that there is nothing missed or overlooked. Next supporting tools are infocus, LCD monitor and TV showing Visual speech delivered by ustadz. Another good point is that its tidiness and sanitary. Though it maybe cannot be compared to as example Al Haram or and Al Madina mosque in Saudi Arabia, Daarut Tauhiid's mosque can be also counted as a quite clean and comfort one in this city (if not in the country). Or maybe I just have not been able to experience being in many mosques in this nation :)

Another thing deserves the consideration is that the quality if imam which most of them are hafidz. Hafidz is a term used to name someone which is able to memorize all verses of Quran. It is for sure a super plus point as there are only few hafidz in this town (compared to the total population). So, DT mosque is somehow far more advance in a way of providing us quality iman in praying. As and addition, to me DT mosque is a quite impressive mosque as it had never few people coming especially for jamaa prayer. The committee always makes events or something to invite people to get there.

Very last point is that the way of committee of the mosque in gathering fund for building and expanding the mosque by empowering wakaf funding from the generous people. There are some unique ways done by them. One of them is that by gathering the money using saroong (a piece of fabric hung on somebody). The people who wear or lift this saroong then move around to collect cash from jamaah (people). I have just found it here, at DT mosque. At the present the mosque is under repairment, so let us make some investment by donating some of our money for the mosque.

Well, by the way have any of you paid a visit or stayed at the mosque? If haven't please do make a visit to pray or anything. You might be able to meet me in weekends there, not a whole day though :)
See you at Daarut Tauhiid's mosque – a mosque where peace and warmth lie within.
Peace be upon you...