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Tags: 2009, abdul raheem green, aerosol arabic, arts, islam, knowledge, knowledge & arts tour, kuala lumpur, malaysia, modern, mohammed ali, muslim, non-muslim, seminars, suhaib webb, the british council, young muslim project
Young Muslim Project and The British Council have put together an awesome program for the local Muslim youths to seek understanding and value of Islam in today’s modern times. Knowledge & Arts Tour ’09 will run from 5th till 15th July and will be divided into two sessions- ‘Arts’ on 5th – 8th, and ‘Knowledge’ sessions on 8th – 15th.
There will be seminars and workshops conducted by local and special international speakers who have good rapport among youths like Islam convert and activist Suhaib Webb from the States, UK convert and lecturer Abdul Raheem Green and graffiti artist, Mohammed Ali AKA Aerosol Arabic who’ll show us his award-winning ‘Urban Spiritual Art’. All three will inspire those who attend to embrace the empowering message of Islam in their daily lives. Non-Muslims are also welcomed.
For updates and more info on the Knowledge & Arts Tour ’09, go to Young Muslim Project website.
Tags: bangi, eyes, jack-o-lantern, lanter, light, nose, orange, paper, teeth, wire, yellow
“Tu lah Zam oi… Tuhan dah bagi macam-macam akai kat depa. Orang yang beratuih ribu batu jauh pun kita buleh tengok, dengaq, sembang macam kat sebelah ja”, Tok said this morning when Mama was having a Skype session with Kak W.
True, what she said about God giving men the akal or mind to use for the goodness of its kind. That’s what separates us from the animal, that we have the ability to think for ourselves and knowing what’s good or bad for us. But it seemed like men are doing most of the damages around today.
Or are we the animal?
Tags: blue, clouds, crescent, dome, grey, kuala lumpur, masjid wilayah persekutuan, mosque, pillar, sky, windows
Masjid Wilayah Persekutuan or Federal Territory Mosque is one of, if not the, local most beautiful Islamic structures, along with the Islamic Art Museum. The mosque has a wonderful grandeur design of architecture influenced by the Ottoman Empire and traditional Malay elements. It has 22 blue domes that really does resemble one of the buildings on Planet Naboo in Star Wars!
The mosque can acommodate up to 17,000 devotees at a time and aside from being a place for worshipping, it has become an institution for Islamic studies with library and classrooms, social activities with hall for events, meetings, even hostel for people to sleep over. And I like the effect from the surrounding pond/pool that made the 4 stories mosque look as if it’s floating on water!