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KETIKA IBNU BATTUTA MELAWAT SAMUDERA PASAI

KETIKA IBNU BATTUTA MELAWAT SAMUDERA PASAI Rihlah ibnu Battuta Pada awal abad ke-14 Masehi, seorang ulama, penjelajah, sosok musafir muslim dan seorang ahli hukum, tersohor sebagai petualang terbesar zaman pra-modern. Dalam kisah petualangannya yang mencekam dan luar biasa, ia sampai … Continue reading

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ADIOS ANDALUCIA

ADIOS ANDALUCIA. I am ashamed of my foolishness, I have embarrassed the ancestors. Indeed I have put the effort of Thariq ibn Ziad to conquer the Iberian Peninsula, seven hundred years ago. And I surrender to fate, if I later, Abdurrahman is remembered as the worst Muslim fighter and leader, all the time. Adios Andalusia that I love and will never see again. Continue reading

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GENDERANG PULANG SANG RAJAWALI

GENDERANG PULANG SANG RAJAWALI. Alkisah, dimasa lalu hiduplah seekor rajawali, ia adalah burung yang kuat, pemangsa yang yang kebanggaannya, bukanlah memburu tikus, melainkan pada “memburu malaikat.” Tetapi, burung yang tinggi hati itu oleh seorang perempuan celaka, Nyonya Dunia menangkapnya. Continue reading

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KOPI, LEGENDA DAN MITOS

KOPI, LEGENDA DAN MITOS. Siapapun yang mencoba menelusuri asal-usul kopi mungkin akan menemukan dua legenda yang sangat terkenal. Yakni cerita “Si Kaldi dan kambingnya” dan cerita “Ali bin Omar al Shadhili”. Kedua legenda ini menceritakan awal manusia mengolah buah kopi. Continue reading

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MISSION LOOKING FOR ABU NAWAS

MISSION LOOKING FOR ABU NAWAS. Abu Nawas brings irony, humor, gaps that interrupt amid the impermanence of confidence and the arrogance of a great agenda. With his clothing, he infiltrated into society, living, parrying and singing their way. That is why Abu Nawas is attached to us, everyone who feels himself is nobody. Continue reading

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LIFE IS A JOURNEY

Is life a journey? Every birth if thought carefully is just a coincidence. With hundreds of millions of sperm swimming blindly in the dark, it is very unlikely that a person can become what they are. Of all the crowded in the universe, how much is planned? Continue reading

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WHAT HAPPENS IF ABU NAWAS BECOMES A KING

WHAT HAPPENS IF ABU NAWAS BECOMES A KING. Imagine if an Abu Nawas exchanged a position with Harun Al-Rashid, the Abbasid Caliph. what’s happening? In history, Abu Nawas is a reliable critic but can he be in control as Caliph Harun Al-Rashid? Continue reading

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THE POLITICS OF AN ABUNAWAS

THE POLITICS OF AN ABUNAWAS. Abu Nawas was born from history, not from nothing. Abu Nawas original name is Abu Ali al-Hasan bin Hani al-Hakami. He was born in 145 H (747 AD) in the city of Ahvaz in Persia (present Iran). His father, Hani al-Hakam, was a member of the military legion of Caliph Marwan II. While his mother was named Jalban, a Persian woman who worked as a woolen washer. Since childhood, he was orphaned. A glorious life in the reign of Harun Al-Rashid, in a chaotic manner, can help or at the same time defeat the Caliph in any matter. Continue reading

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RENUNGAN MALAM

RENUNGAN MALAM
Sunyinya malam bukti kehidupan
Nyanyian alam sendu menyayat
Mengeja kitab suci
Kala insan lelap dalam buaian Continue reading

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TARIKH ACEH DAN NUSANTARA

TARIKH ACEH DAN NUSANTARA. Sesudah sekitar tahun 400 Masehi, Sumatera bagian Utara dinamai orang Arab : Rami (Ramni), oleh orang Tionghoa : Lan-li, Lan-wu-li dan Nan-poli.  Nama sebenarnja sebutan Aceh adalah Lam Muri, oleh sejarah Melaju: Lambri (lamiri) dan oleh Marco Polo disebut Lambri. Sesudah kedatangan Portugis, nama Lambri tidak tersebut lagi. melainkan Achem (Aceh). Orang Portugis dan Italia biasanya mengatakan Achem, Achen, Acen dan orang Arab menyebutkan lagi : Asji, atau juga dengan Dachem, Dagin, Dacin. Penulis-penulis Perancis mengatakan : Achem, Achen, Achin, Acheh, orang Inggeris menyebut : Atcheen, Achheen. Achin dan akhirnya orang-orang Belanda menjebutkan : Achem, Achim, Atchin, Atchein, Atjin, Atsjiem, Atsjeh dan akhirnya menjadi Atjeh. Orang Aceh sendiri mengatakan “Atjeh”. Begitu pula nama daerah ini tersebut didalam Tarikh Melayu, Undang-Undang Melayu, didalam surat-surat Aceh lama (Sarakata) dan pada mata uang Atjeh, emas (derham), uang timah (keueh) tertulis Atjeh. Tentang asal nama ini belum ada keterangan atau penelitian jang menjelaskan lebih rinci. Continue reading

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