Mo Salah

Last early day this morning, I watched a final match of UEFA Champions League (UCL). The games was Real Madrid vs Liverpool. It was difficult to look for good place for “nobar” in Bandung. My friend and I must move from Kedai Persib (we must have reservation before here) to Kafe Banda (it was closed, I don’t know why). So, we went to Merdeka street and then watched in McD. My position was not good, approximatelly 20 meters from screen so it was not cleary enough to watch. Then breaking to second half, we went to McD Istana Plaza. Unfortunatelly, the television is small enought but we “mager” to move again. We enjoyed the rest of the show here.

The things that I want to underline is when Mo Salah had an accident with Ramos. For my eye, there was ethical side from this. Ramos practiced hard play (even this is maybe allowed in a game) to Salah with excessive physical contact that make Salah whose body is less-bigger than Ramos then suffered serious injury. Mo Salah then was subtituted and the game was changing. Actually I was supporter of Real Madrid in that game, but I was not quite happy with the winning of this club last night. The absence of Mo Salah decreased motivation to the whole of Liverpool players. It can looked from two blunders from Karius to make Benzema and Bale created easy goal.



Old Books

Today after doing friday worship (ibadah jumah), I walked around sidewalk in front masjid salman. There were many sellers selling clothes, kitchen set, till book. I stayed long in a book seller namely Pak Budi. He sold many old books that make me interesting to observe more. I asked him how much “Di bawah Bendera Revolusi” price ?. He said “1.5 million rupiahs”. It was incredible because four years ago I bought the same book only 800k rupiahs.

Then I saw interesting three : Labbaik and Merantau ke Deli by Hamka and Zaman Edan by Kamadjaja. I bought all of them 150k rupiahs. This moment reminded me when I was an undergraduate, I was a collector of old books especially if they were written by Pramoedya Ananta Toer.

Today’s Discussion

This evening I joined a discussion about Sumpah Pemuda (Youth Pledge) compared with issues that we usually happen in our daily life. Much content we talked is about logical fallacy and also political identity that strengthened in nowadays.

Based on history, ITB was campus that sterile with political activities. So hard for external organizations to enter campus territory. But how about now? Many students are being activist in religious groups. There are less artivities that talk about how science and technology are to be discussed.

Another problem is output of its education has a tendency to be arrogant whereas this attitude is contrary with spirit of scholars : more knowledgeable, a man is being more wise.

Jogging When Fasting

Maybe because of jogging is my routine so when I don’t do it, my body looks tired and pain especially in my knee. This evening I did in Gasibu track near 5 pm. Firstly I warmed up then jogged for approximatelly 20 minutes. I achieved 3s kilometers according to Nike Run plus. Not like days before Ramadhan, the jogging track was quite quiet. Maybe because of many people was fasting. As usual, I used my earphone on to listen the musics in spotify. I can’t force my self to take speed steadily, I didn’t want to be fainted suddenly. This was my fist time jogging in this Ramadhan. My watch looked at 5.25 pm then I went home to catched up time for iftar.

Tarawih in Masjid FKG

Today for the first time, I prayed in masjid Faculty of Densitry Universitas Padjajaran (FKG Unpad). Its building is new with unique architecture. It shapes cube with three floors. First and third are for women and second is for men. Place for wudu is in the first floor.

This masjid is relatively new, not more than one year actively used. The old one is located approximately 200 meters from there, beside alley toward Sekeloa Selatan. Last year I tried praying tarawih and subuh in there.

There is no different on the procedure with when we pray tarawih in old masjid. We still pray 4-4-3 (4 rakaat then salam, 4 rakaat then salam, and 3 rakaat of witir). Maybe because DKM (management of masjid) is still same with before.

Of course this masjid is better than before. It is more comfortable and beautiful. Maybe next time, I will go there again.

The Reciters

I am in between many people who is reciting holy book, quran kariim. The location is in main room of masjid Salman. Maybe more than one hundred people who are doing this. I am one of them but have just finished and write this blog. The voice is mutually shouted. They use book or mobile phone to be recited. This condition is different with one week ago before Ramadhan comes. Many dai (muslim who invites people to be good man) says that when we recite one alphabet of quran in Ramadhan, we will get 10 goodness. Its lesson-learned is quran is source of wisdom, so let learn about it.

Because quran is written in arabic so many people can easily memorize it. You can get many Hafizs in Indonesia or other country. But so less muslim who understands what the interpretation of that book. So easy for us to be steered using the verse of quran like in politics. So, to be understand the meaning of quran is not easy, it use rigorous method. So, is very complete to us after make reciting quran as habit is to interpretate its meaning and then apply it in daily life. If we have time, its better to us to be a Hafiz. Understanding quran needs more time moreover if our work (or knowledge concern) is directly not correlated with this holy book.