Lebaran in Indonesia and Ketupat

Eid will be here soon. If you are Indonesian, you're surely familiar with ketupat. Eid al Fitr ketupat tradition has become an inseparable part of Indonesian society. Why ketupat? When was the tradition of making ketupat started? Unfortunately, there is no scientific references on this special food. However, there are estimates which stated that tradition of making ketupat … Continue reading Lebaran in Indonesia and Ketupat

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Lebaran in Indonesia

Do you know lebaran? Of course you do, if you’re Indonesian, don’t you? But I'm sure that some of you don’t know what is it. I think, lebaran is a new term of –the same kind of—social phenomena that happened in Indonesia. The origin of lebaran is Idul Fitri (Arabic). That is a feast day … Continue reading Lebaran in Indonesia

Menyambut Ramadhan

يَا أَيُّهَا الَّذِينَ آمَنُوا كُتِبَ عَلَيْكُمُ الصِّيَامُ كَمَا كُتِبَ عَلَى الَّذِينَ مِنْ قَبْلِكُمْ لَعَلَّكُمْ تَتَّقُونَ “Hai orang-orang yang beriman, diwajibkan atas kamu berpuasa sebagaimana diwajibkan atas orang-orang sebelum kamu agar kamu bertakwa,” (QS. Al Baqoroh: 183) Kita sudah pasti hafal dengan dalil tersebut. Ya benar, dalil tersebut membahas tentang kewajiban puasa bulan Ramadhan. Memang bulan … Continue reading Menyambut Ramadhan