Sabtu, 08 Juni 2019

 5 city names in the United States whose roots are from the Middle East

 5 city names in the United States whose roots are from the Middle East


1.Bethlehem, New Hampshire, United State.

20190606_163137.jpgScreenshot of the Bethlehem Area of the United States (source : Al Arabiya English)
We can't differentiate betwen Bethlehem in Palestinaand Bethlehem in The United State, the two city names are the same, but the history of ancient and classical city tell us that Bethlehem was built as the holy city in the Middle East, and the name of Bethlehem is famous in United State after many saints brought the name of Bethlehem in their hearts to a hopeful country, the United States

Below is a photo of old city from a local guide


2. Mecca, California The United State

20190606_163253.jpgScreenshot of the Mecca area of ​​the United States (source : Arabiya English)
Mecca was built by Abraham as the Holy Land of Muslims located in Saudi Arabia, it turns out Mecca also names an area in Riverside CountyUnited States with a population of 8,577 people.

Next to Mecca in California, Mecca in Indianapolis and Mecca in Ohio, United States

A photo of Mecca Zamzam Tower (a local guide)

IMG_20180908_205408.jpgZamzam Tower of Mecca
Below a photo of Mecca from other a local guide

Screenshot_____-__-__-__-__-__-1.pngA photo of Mecca
3.Medina, Washington, The United States

20190607_075615.jpgScreenshot of Medina Area, Washington, The United States (source : Wikipidia)
Madīnah, is a city in the Hejazi region of the Arabian Peninsula and administrative headquarters of the Al-Madinah Region of Saudi Arabia. At the city's heart is al-Masjid an-Nabawi ('The Prophet's Mosque'), which is the burial place of the Islamic prophet, Muhammad, and it is one of two holiest cities in Islam, the other being Mecca(wikipidia)

Next to Medina in Washington, The United States, many states have Medine city
1.Medina, California, United States
2.Medina Tennessee, The United States
3.Medina Minnesota, The United States
4Medina, New York , The United States
5.Medina, Wisconsin , The United States
6.Medina, Kansas, The United States
7.Medina, Ohio, The United States
8.Medina, West Virginia, The United States
9.Medina, North Dacota, The United States

Below a photo of the Al Masjid an Nabawi Mosque by a local guide

IMG_20190216_192249_364.jpgOn the way to the Al-Masjid an-Nabawi Mosque.
4.Cairo, Illinois, The United States

20190607_203821.jpgScreenshot of Cairo Area, Illinois, The United States (source : Al Arabia English)
Cairo is famous as the biggest city in middle east and north Africa and I think not just north but may be all Africa. In downtown you can find the old city and I recommend if you want to eat some original food you can find many places and restaurants over there like ( koshry sayed hanafy – kapapgy el nasr) and if you wanna visit some place very old ( not old as pyramids) you can go to el moez street and khan el khalely. But be carful its not easy to walk there as its very crowded. Basically I think Cairo is the best  city. (A local guide)

Next to Cairo, Illinois, United States, 15 other states have cities named Cairo:
1.Cairo Alabama, The United States
2.Cairo Arkansas, The United States
3.Cairo Florida, The United States
4.Cairo Georgia, The United States
5.Cairo Tennessee, The United States
6.Cairo Indiana, The United States
7.Cairo Iowa, The United States
8.Cairo Kansas, The United States
9.Cairo Kentucky, The United States
10.Cairo Missouri, The United States
11.Cairo Mississippi, The United States
12.Cairo Nebraska, The United States
13.Cairo Oklahoma, The United States
14. Cairo Oregon, The United States
15.Cairo West Virginia, The United States

Below a photo of Cairo by a local guide

32701904_1879378795456400_6974003174659063808_n.jpgA photo of Cairo Egipt
5.Damascus, Maryland, United States

20190607_233431.jpgScreenshot of Damascus Area, Maryland, United States (source : Al Arabia English)
Damascus arabic: دمشق‎, romanized: Dimašq [diˈmaʃq], Syrian Arabic: [dɪˈmaʃʔ]) is the capital of the Syrian Arab Republic; it is also the country's largest city, following the decline in population of Aleppo due to the battle for the city. It is colloquially known in Syria as aš-Šām (الشام) and titled the "City of Jasmine" (مدينة الياسمين Madīnat al-Yāsmīn). In addition to being one of the oldest continuously inhabited cities in the world, Damascus is a major cultural center of the Levantand the Arab world. The city has an estimated population of 1,711,000 as of 2009. (Wikipidia)

Next to Damascus, Maryland, United States, 10 states have cities, named by Damascus

1.Damascus Alabama, United States
2.Damascus Arkansas, United States
3. Damascus Georgia, United States
4. Damascus Illinois, United States
5. Damascus Mississippi, United States
6. Damascus Oregon, United States
7.Damascus Pennsylvania, United States
8. Damascus, Tennessee, United States
9.Damascus  New York, United States
10.Damascus  Virginia, United States

Below a photo about Damascus by a local guide

20180826_105336.jpgAbout Damascus

Senin, 27 Mei 2019

5 Oldest Islamic Boarding Schools in Java

When talking about Islamic boarding schools, Islamic boarding schools are the first place of education before there is a school or madrasah education as modern education, Islamic boarding schools are traditional Islamic education in Indonesia, where students can learn and must be occupied by santri in the complex which also provides mosques for worship, study room and more. religious activities. This complex is surrounded by rules and regulations for students in accordance with applicable regulations. Islamic boarding schools are two terms that show one understanding. Islamic boarding schools are based on their basic understanding of student learning places, while huts mean simple houses or residences made of bamboo. In addition, the word cottage might come from Funduq Arabic, which means a hostel or hotel. On Java, including Sunda and Madura, terms and conditions are generally used, while in Aceh it is known as the Dayah or Rangkang or menu, while in Minangkabau it is called Surau.

The following is 5 lists of the names of the oldest Islamic boarding schools in Indonesia as well as the founders and years of their establishment. Until now, this oldest boarding school still exists and continues to innovate and develop according to the times.

1. Al-Kahfi Somalangu Islamic Boarding School, Kebumen, Central Java

Caption : A photo Al-Kahfi Somalangu Islamic Boarding School, Kebumen, Central Java (local Guide Abdur Rouf)
The early history of the establishment of the Alkahfi Islamic Boarding School Somalangu is one of the oldest historic Islamic boarding schools in Southeast Asia that still exists today, in the village of Sumberadi, Kebumen, Central Java. This boarding school was founded on Wednesday, January 4, 1475 M. Its founder was Sayid Muhammad Ishom Al-Hasani or known as laqob Sayid Abdul Kahfi Al-Hasani, a clerical figure from Hadhramaut, Yemen, who was born on the 15th of Sya'ban 827 H in the village of Jamhar, Syihr.

2. Buntet Islamic Boarding School, Cirebon, West Java

Caption : A photo Sport Centre of Buntet Islamic Boarding School, Cirebon, West Java (local guide Ugit Rifai)

The early history of the establishment of Buntet Pesantren was inseparable from the struggle against invaders, one of the oldest Islamic boarding schools in Indonesia, first established in the 1750 AD, by KH. Muqoyyim bin Abdul Hadi, or the Buntet call it Mbah Muqoyyim. He is an official of the Mufti (Official Religious Court) of the Palace.

3. Sidogiri Islamic Boarding School, Pasuruan, East Java

There are two versions of the year of the establishment of the Sidogiri Islamic Boarding School, namely 1718 or 1745. In a note written by Panca Warga 1963 it was stated that the Pondok Pesantren Sidogiri was established in 1718. The note was signed by Almaghfurlahum KH. Noerhasan Nawawie, KH. Cholil Nawawie, and K. A. Sa'doellah Nawawie on October 29, 1963.

4.  Darul Ulum Banyuanyar Islamic Boarding School, Pamekasan Madura

Caption : A photo Darul Ulum Banyuanyar Islamic Boarding School, Pamekasan Madura local guide Bang Ipul)

The Banyuanyar Islamic Boarding School originated from a small langgar (musholla) which was founded by Kyai Itsbat bin Ishaq around the year + 1787 M / 1204 H. He was one of the charismatic scholars known for his zealousness, wisdom and wisdom which gave birth to community leaders and caregivers Islamic boarding schools on Madura Island and Java Island.

5. Jamsaren Islamic Boarding School, Surakarta, Central Java

Caption : A photo Jamsaren Islamic Boarding School, Surakarta, Central Java (local guide Suntoro)
 The history of the establishment of the Jamsaren Islamic Boarding School is inseparable from the struggle for independence of Indonesia and Pangeran Diponegoro, the boarding is located on Jalan Veteran 263 Serengan Solo. This Islamic Boarding School was first established around 1750. In its history, this cottage passed two periods, having experienced a vacuum of almost 50 years, between 1830 - 1878.

Initially, the Islamic boarding school which was established during the reign of Pakubuwono IV was only a small surau. At that time, PB IV brought in scholars, including Kiai Jamsari (Banyumas, Central Java). The name Jamsaren was also taken from the name of the residence of Kiai Jamsari which was later enshrined until now.

Sabtu, 25 Mei 2019

5 Warteg special menus, need to be tasted

Caption : 5 Warteg Menus in GIF
Warteg as a small restaurant that is mushrooming in Jakarta and its surroundings, has been known as folk food, warteg provides special food that is very appetizing, especially for all food lovers. The menu available at small food stalls is not inferior to the taste in quality food and sold at high prices. Varied food on the warteg uses spices that have been seasoned well, making them addicted and wanting to add more.
This food will not be boring for culinary lovers, because it is a favorite and a recommendation in food selection. Some foods may not suit everyone's mouth, but sometimes food in small food stalls can be accepted by everyone because the right ingredients are combined with rice as the main carbohydrate. Some of these foods are served on the warteg and are a favorite for many people, and maybe you are one of them. Come on, here are 5 special warteg menus that need to be tasted at warteg-warteg in Jakarta

1. Orek Tempe/Fermented soybean in blocks ( lightly cook)

This one food is an important food and definitely always in every warteg that you visit, anyway.  Yup, what's more if it's not the orek tempe.  Usually, this one food is available there is a wet one and some are dry.  This one menu must be available and become a subscription for food tasters at the warteg.  Usually, in a day this food menu can run out even before night.

Caption : Orek Tempe Menu 

2. Telur Dadar/Omelette or fry a mixture spread of eggs in a pan

In addition to orek tempe, another popular menu is omelet.  This menu is very good if it is served together with orek tempeh which is everyone's favorite menu.  The use of chives and chili is also a great addition to this egg flavor, so it does not taste bland for the tongue.  Served with gravy will arouse appetite.  This menu is also often used as a savior at an old date, because with a serving of warm rice and a piece of omelet will also make the stomach feel full for a long time.  Have you ever experienced it?

Caption : Telur Dadar Menu
3. Tempe Goreng Tepung/Fried fermented soybean in blocks  with flour 

Tempe fried flour is made with a mixture of flour dough and tempeh which is cut into several parts.  If served with warm tea, it will be suitable especially during the rainy season so it takes light meals accompanied by warm drinks that make the body not feel cold.  In addition this food will be more varied if served together with orek tempeh.  But the ingredients are both from tempeh, so it depends on each taste.

Caption : Tempe Goreng Tepung Menu

4. Sambal Goreng Kentang Ati Ampela/Potato, Chicken Liver and Gizzard in Spicy Coconut Milk

Sambal goreng potato is made from potatoes and uses chili sauce.  Complementary ingredients for chicken and petai can also be added to add to the taste of food.  Spicy taste in food is highly recommended with omelet so it is more varied.  This food is served in quite a large portion and will make the stomach full.

Caption : Sambal Goreng Kentang

5. Tumis Kangkung/Stir-fries kale

Kangkung/kale is very good for health.  This vegetable can be served with other side dishes such as orek tempeh.  This food is cooked together with chili and some herbs and gravy that can be mixed with rice and side dishes.  This food is a favorite food after many orek tempeh purchased.  Not infrequently there are those who eat it together with rice alone.  If it is served with crackers, it will taste good and not reduce taste.

Caption : Tumis Kangkung Menu

Jumat, 24 Mei 2019

5 Millennial Cafes in Jakarta, need be visited

Cafe is the place most often visited by people besides malls or shopping centers. The cafe offers a variety of facilities that the restaurant does not have such as comfortable chairs, contemporary music, and snacks that can be eaten while chatting. What things do you usually think about when choosing a cafe for hangout? In addition to the delights of food and drinks, a comfortable cafe atmosphere is also important for the criteria of a fun hangout.
For those of you who are or living in Jakarta, there are many cafes to choose from. Not only provides delicious and cozy atmosphere, some cafes even have a concept that is quite unique and different from most cafes. So, if you want to hang out in a place that is not too mainstream, you must visit the 5 millinieal cafes in Jakarta below!

1, This is April Cafe, Indah Kapuk North Jakarta

This cafe is designed to be very fashionable for young people, the name of this cafe is the same as the owner of the women's clothing brand This Is April (TIA), located in the same building as This Is April. The idea of having a place to bring all their beautiful customers to be more involved with them inspired This Is April to open a fashionable coffee shop, named KafeTIA in the cafe-hit area, Pantai Indah Kapuk Nort Jakarta

Caption : A photo This Is April Cafe (local guide XoX Travel)

2Toodz House Cafe,  Cipete South Jakarta

The house that made this cafe becomes a unique and comfortable hangout with various coffee dishes.
By carrying out the concept of home, Toodz House is decorated by natural colors that give a warm impression such as brown, orange and green. The impression was also reinforced by the selection of furniture in the form of bookcases, classic-style wooden chairs and plain leather sofas in several corners of the room and veranda. Visitors who come will not only feel at home and relax but will also feel very familiar because the atmosphere feels like at home. In the cozy Toodz House room, you can sit back and enjoy a cup of coffee while listening to music, browsing the internet or while tasting the available menus.

Caption : A photo Toods House Cafe (local guide Fajar Adiartha) 

3. Kohicha Cafe, Kelapa Gading North Jakarta

Café that has an office office Ruko Gading Kirana, Jl. Boulevard Artha Gading Kelapa Gading North Jakarta, where Instagram is located, the service is very friendly, the food is really Japanese, the coffee is soft. location in a shop opposite Indomaret, great for hanging out with friends.
Even though the place doesn't look like from the road, but when you go inside, it's really cool. The price is also commensurate with the presentation and taste. A true waiter is very friendly, here also sells organic products that are suitable if you are on a diet (local guide cindy alisha)

Caption : A photo Kohicha Cafe (local guide Reina Feona)
 4. MOREAU Chocolatier's Cafe, Kemang, South Jakarta

Moreau Chocolatier’s Cafe is open in Kemang, South Jakarta on February 25, 2017. With the menu provided they are ready to spoil the tongue of chocolate lovers.

There are various kinds of menus with Belgian chocolate provided by Moreau Chocolatier’s Cafe. And when ordering a menu, every menu you choose, chocolate will be asked what you want to satisfy chocolate lovers. There are 3 choices of Belgian chocolate available in Dark Chocolate, Milk Chocolate, White Chocolate.

Caption : A photo Moreau Cafe (local guide Anthony Jaya)
 5. The People's Cafe

The People’s Café or Waroeng Orang-Orang is a modern-day cafe that serves a variety of Global Street Food. A concept from Ismaya Group where customers can relax, have a good time and enjoy good food. From oriental dishes to delicious pasta and nachos, The People’s Cafe is always one step ahead from competitors, serving only the best street food with valuable price.
The People’s Café serves Indonesian street food menu, like Mie Goreng Tek-Tek, Ayam Geprek or Bubur Ayam Kota as well as many other international dishes. If you fancy a Singaporean dish, we’ve got you covered with the Salted Egg Chicken. Living up to its maxim of serving the global street food, The People’s Café provides you a classic pizza from Italy to the national dish of Britain, Classic Fish & Chips. To accompany the good food, The People’s Café also has refreshing dessert, like Es Cendol, Shanghai Red Ruby or Es Melon.
The People’s Cafe is designed to suit everyone’s palate and pocket. It is where customers can have informal meetings, hang-outs or casual quality time with family. So far, the cozy ambience, the delicious food and the refreshing drinks have successfully kept their customers coming back for more.
Caption : A photo People's Cafe (local guide  Carlos M ツ)

Kamis, 23 Mei 2019

5 Boarding Schools in East Java

Islamic boarding schools are traditional Islamic education in Indonesia, where students live together and study under the guidance of a teacher who is known as a kiai and has a dormitory to be inhabited by Santri students in a complex that also provides mosques for worship, study rooms and more. religious activities. This complex is usually surrounded by walls to be able to supervise the entry and exit of santri in accordance with applicable regulations. Islamic boarding schools are two terms that show one understanding. Islamic boarding schools according to their basic understanding are student learning places, while huts means simple houses or residences made of bamboo. In addition, the word pondok may be from Funduq Arabic which means a hostel or hotel. On Java, including Sunda and Madura, the term dormitory and boarding school are generally used, while in Aceh it is known as dayah or rangkang or menuasa, while in Minangkabau it is called surau. Islamic boarding schools can also be understood as religious and educational institutions, generally non-classical, where kiai teach Islam to students based on books written in Arabic by medieval Ulama, and santri usually live in huts (dormitories) in boarding schools

The large Islamic boarding schools in East Java are:

Tebuireng Islamic Boarding School is one of the largest Islamic boarding schools in Jombang, East Java. This boarding school was founded by KH. Hasyim Asy'ari in 1899. In addition to subject matter on Islamic religious knowledge, shari'a science, and Arabic, general subjects were also included in the structure of his teaching curriculum. Tebuireng Islamic Boarding School has contributed a lot and contributed to the wider community, especially in the world of Islamic education in Indonesia.

Caption : Tebu  Ireng Islamic Boarding School (local guide Hade Saqi)

2. Hidayatul Mubtadiin Islamic Boarding School

The Hidayatul Mubtadiin Islamic Boarding School is located in Lirboyo-Kediri Village, which was founded by KH. Abdul Karim in 1910. He was a resident of Magelang who was also a college colleague KH. Hasyim Asy'ari (founder of the Tebu Ireng Islamic Boarding School) at the asukah Islamic boarding school in KH. Kholis, Bangkalan. The Lirboyo Islamic Boarding School has a total of 13 thousand santri and santri. They come from Kalimantan, Java, Aceh, Malaysia and Thailand. At present, the third generation of boarding schools is KH. A.Idris Marzuqi, KH. Moh. Anwar Manshur, and KH. Abdullah Kafabihi Mahrus. This boarding school stands on an area of 30 hectares, with 400 rooms, and 90 rooms for various academic activities. All book based lessons in Arabic or yellow book.

Caption : Liroboyo Islamic Boarding School (local guide Medi Asadli)

Sidogiri village was cleared by a Sayyid from Cirebon, West Java named Sayyid Sulaiman. He is a descendant of the Prophet from the clan Basyaiban. His father, Sayyid Abdurrahman bin Muhammad bin 'Umar Basyaiban al' Alawi who came from Qosam Hadhramaut, was a migrant from the country of guardians, Tarim, Hadramaut, Yemen. While his mother, Syarifah Khodijah, is the daughter of the Sultan of Cirebon Descendants of Sunan Gunung Jati. Thus, from the maternal line, Sayyid Sulaiman is a relative of the descendants of Sunan Gunung Jati.

Sayyid Sulaiman opened and established a boarding school in Sidogiri assisted by Kiai Aminullah. Kiai Aminullah is a santri and son-in-law of Sayyid Sulaiman from Bawean Island. It is said that the demolition of Sidogiri was carried out for 40 days. At that time Sidogiri was still a wilderness that was untouched by humans and inhabited by many spirits. The jungle of the Sidogiri wilderness was chosen to be opened and made a boarding school because it was believed that the land was good and diverse.

There are two versions of the year of the establishment of the Sidogiri Islamic Boarding School, namely 1718 or 1745. In a note written by Panca Warga 1963 it was stated that the Pondok Pesantren Sidogiri was established in 1718. The note was signed by Almaghfurlahum KH. Noerhasan Nawawie, KH. Cholil Nawawie, and K. A. Sa'doellah Nawawie on October 29, 1963.

Caption : Sidogiri Islamic Boarding School (localguide Pondok Pesantren)

Pondok Modern Darussalam Gontor Ponorogo (PMDG) or better known as Pondok Modern Gontor is one of the Islamic boarding schools located in Ponorogo Regency, East Java. This pesantren is famous for the application of discipline, mastery of foreign languages (Arabic and English), regeneration and a very strong alumni network. Since its founding in 1926, Gontor is an educational institution that is not bound by any political organization and social organization

Caption Gontor Islamic Boarding School (local guide Winarno Abdullah)
Its history, the AL-AMIEN PRENDUAN boarding school cannot be separated from the history of the development of Islam in Prenduan itself. Because Kiai Chotib (the grandfather of the present caregivers) who started the business of building an Islamic education institution in Prenduan, was also a Kiai developing Islam in Prenduan. The effort to build the bull was actually a continuation of his sister-in-law's business, Kiai Syarqowi, who moved to Guluk-guluk after about 14 years of fostering the Prenduan community in order to fulfill the mandate of his friend, Kiai Gemma who died in Mecca.
Before leaving Prenduan to move to Guluk-guluk, Kiai Syarqowi asked Kiai Chotib to replace him guiding the Prenduan community, after previously marrying him to one of Prenduan's original daughters named Aisyah, or better known later with Nyai Robbani. Kiai Chotib gladly accepted the mandate.
A few years later, around the beginning of the 20th century, Kiai Chotib began pioneering the pesantren by establishing a small Langgar known as Congkop. Congkop Islamic Boarding School, that's how the community knows about this educational institution, because the building that was first established in the pesantren is a Congkop-shaped building (a Joglo-like square building). The building stands on arid and narrow arid land surrounded by burial grounds and shrubs, approximately 200 meters from the langgar founded by Kiai Syarqowi

Caption : Al Amein Islamic Boarding School (local guide Hairul Fuad)