habibie, Mr. Crack, and ‘Blowing Islam’

“It’s hard to say for sure, is it true that Leon Edel wrote Writing Lives that some authors wrote about someone because he was amazed and ‘in love’ with his subject, but I can not help asserting that the person I am writing here is the one who has I have known many years and I work closely with each other every day, so it is also difficult to sort out the elements of subjectivity between the desires of objectivity. ” – Andi Makmur Makka, in Mr. Crack From Parepare,…

the heritage of Islamic Civilization in Spain

Islam and Europe can not be separated. This is because Islam has experienced the glory and greatness in the Blue Continent in the past. History records, Islam flew in Europe in the first century until the seventh century Hijri or the seventh to the 13th century AD. Areas subject to Islamic rule include from the east to Parsi and to the west, in addition to Africa also to Constantinople (Turkey) and the Andalusian Peninsula in Europe or now known as Spain. After the rule of the Umayyad Caliphate, based in…

Intelligence operation of the Messenger of Allah

The first revelation that descended on the 17th of Ramadan 13 years before the migration became a challenge the Prophet preached Islam. God’s Word was then a call to mankind to read on His behalf. It is the order of the Creator to submit and obey Him by admitting there is no god but Allah and Muhammad is the Messenger of Allah. Did the Prophet immediately call out to humankind to convert? No. He secretly invites his near friends: Khadija the wife, Ali bin Abi Talib his cousin, and his…

Hunting in Islamic scholarly tradition

In his book A History of Knowledge: Past, Present, and Future, Charles Van Doren, an American scholar, illustrates that today is known as the science explosion era (1992: xvii). Van Doren’s description is true. Each year, hundreds of books and journals are published. New science and web pages are always popping up and scattered everywhere. In just seconds, through internet technology for example, we can know the various events in various parts of the world, from the eastern horizon to the western horizon. With the advent of science explosions, we…

The Frightening Myths About Eclipses from the Age of the Prophet, China Up to Java

Eclipse is a rare natural event. Eclipse is also one sign of the omnipotence of Allah SWT. Both the eclipse of the sun and the eclipse of the moon. On 14 Jumadil Awal 1439 Hijriah or coinciding with January 31, 2018, all regions in Indonesia will experience a total lunar eclipse. Partial lunar eclipse starts at 18:48 pm. While the total lunar eclipse starts at 19:52 and ends at 21:11 pm. Events of eclipses in some places still interpreted some people with certain myths and it is strongly believed strong.…