Eid al Adha 1443H

Eid al-Adha (Arabic: عيد الأضحى, means ’Feast of the Sacrifice’) is the second and biggest of the two official holidays which are celebrated within Islam (the other being Eid al-Fitr). It follows the completion of the annual Hajj pilgrimage, at the time of Qurbani (sacrifice). The day of Eid-ul-Adha falls on the tenth day in the final (twelfth) month of the Islamic Lunar Calendar; Dhu-al-Hijjah. The day that celebrations fall on is dependent on a legitimate sighting of the moon, following the completion of the annual Holy Pilgrimage of Hajj – which is an obligation for all Muslim’s who fit specific criteria, one of the important Five Pillars of Islam. The… Read More

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Jakarta Air Quality

Jakarta’s air quality has deteriorated for the past two weeks, achieving “unhealthy” and “very unhealthy” statuses, which experts say is the result of trans-boundary pollution from neighboring cities and as such is an issue beyond the capital’s borders. (Jakarta post) BMKG’s Acting Deputy for Climatology, Urip Haryoko explained here on Tuesday that the concentration of PM2.5 rocketed to the level of 148 μg/m3 on June 15, 2022, which showed the air quality was unhealthy. He noted that the guideline value (NAB) of PM2.5 concentration is 65 μg/m3. He explained that between 15-65 μg/m3, air pollution was at a moderate level, and at 0-15 μg/m3, the air quality falls into the… Read More

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Zakat

Zakat, as translated from Arabic, means growth, multiplicity, or increase. The word ‘zakat’ also carries the meanings of fertility, purification, and full of blessings (baraqah). The foundation of Islam is held up by the five pillars and zakat is the third pillar. It refers to the determined share of wealth prescribed by Allah Almighty to be distributed to the eight groups of beneficiaries (asnaf). It is a form of worship (ibadah) in terms of wealth. As symbol of Islamic social justice, zakat cleanses your soul, purifies or grows your wealth, and is a socioreligious tool to help eradicate poverty in a community or society. Zakat is also a spiritual bridge… Read More

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Laylatul Qodr

ramadan #laylatul-qodr Muslims hold the night of Laylatul Qadr in great significance because, according to Islamic beliefs, this night is when the holy book of Quran was first revealed to the world. As legends go, it was on Laylatul Qadr when Quran was first sent down from heaven to Prophet Mohammad through angel Jibreel. Called by several other names such as ‘Night of Measures’, ‘Night of Decree’, ‘Night of Value’, and ‘Night of Power’, this event is considered very sacred in Islamic traditions. It is believed that this night brings blessings and mercy from Allah and is the occasion when past sins are forgiven. The exact day and date of… Read More

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