Bazar di Islamic Center Bangkok, Ramadhan 1435 H (2014)

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IMG-20140711-WA009Dimana dan kapan kita bisa merasakan suasana Islami yang begitu hidup di kota Bangkok? Jawabnya: di Islamic Center Bangkok di bulan Ramadhan. Tiap tahun di bulan Ramadhan, Islamic Center mengadakan bazar di lingkungan halaman masjid IC yang sangat luas ini. Berbagai jenis makanan halal penuh selera disajikan di sana. Tak ketinggalan juga busana muslim dijual, pentas seni Islami ditampilkan, dan beragam acara diadakan. Bagi mukimin Indonesia, bazar Ramadhan IC adalah oase tahunan yang mesti dikunjungi. Bagi turis muslim yang sedang berkunjung ke Bangkok, ini saatnya merasakan suasana Islam di negara yang berpopulasi mayoritas Budha ini dan saatnya merasakan juga bagaimana berinteraksi dengan muslimin Thailand.

Bazar pada Ramadhan tahun ini (2014) buka setiap hari mulai ba’da dhuhur (sekitar jam 13.00) hingga jam 23.00. Bazar akan berlangsung hingga hari Minggu, 13 Juli 2014. Jadi, ayo datang dan rasakan sensasi ukhuwahnya… 🙂

Berikut beberapa foto suasana bazar di Islamic Center Bangkok kontribusi mukimin Indonesia di Bangkok, Ustadz Hari Primadi.

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MUSLIM BANGKOK DI TENGAH MAYORITAS THAI-BUDDHIST (bagian 2)

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Keagamaan dan Konflik Identitas

Hidup sebagai minoritas di tengah mayoritas Thai Buddhist bukan sama sekali tanpa persoalan. Kendati berpenampilan fisik sama, berbahasa sama, lahir pun di negeri Thai, namun perbedaan agama sedikit banyak mengundang masalah. Masalah terbesar bukanlah dengan warga Thai non-muslim di Bangkok, karena mereka tergolong toleran dan tidak bersikap diskriminatif terhadap warga Muslim. Perbedaan cara hidup, kebiasaan, dan sistem nilai yang berakar dari perbedaan agama adalah masalah yang lebih serius.

“Masyarakat Thai nonmuslim relatif memperlakukan warga Muslim dengan baik. Kami tidak menemukan kesulitan untuk hidup sebagai Muslim di Bangkok. Hanya saja pengetahuan mereka tentang Islam sangat minim. Mereka hanya memahami Islam sebatas melarang makan daging babi,” ujar Ibnu Abdul Razak, Muslim Bangkok yang berdiam di Soi 7 Thanon Petachburi. More

Al-Fatima: Guesthouse and halal restaurant on Sukhumvit 32

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I’d been living in Bangkok for a while but just noticed about this place which potentially good for international Muslim traveler in Bangkok. This is a guesthouse completed with halal restaurant which is actually not too far from where I stayed (I lived in Rama 4 road). Below is what the place looks like, as what they advertise in instantworldbooking.com. (Remark: I got nothing from Al-Fatima by posting this. I’m glad and grateful that I can help fellow Muslim’s business and help Muslim traveler at once.)

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Catatan Atlanta: Mahasiswa dan Restoran Indonesia di Atlanta

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Jumat lalu usai sholat Jumat di masjid Al Farooq (Midtown Atlanta), saya membelokkan sepeda saya ke tikungan yang tidak biasanya saya ambil. Alhamdulillah, re-routing itu menghasilkan salah satu penemuan terbaik selama saya ada di kota ini: rombongan mahasiswa Indonesia yang sedang berjalan pulang ke apartemen mereka dari masjid Al Farooq. Sehari kemudian, bersama dengan tiga orang dari  mereka, saya berkunjung ke resto Indonesia Tempo Doeloe. More

Some Halal Food Products in Bangkok Stores

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Are you sure that all the food and drink you think halal is halal? When you know that pig bones can turn to be coal for water filter, you’ll ask, “Is the mineral water I drink is halal?”  And when you know that rum is sometimes used in bakery and pig hair brush is also used to smear yolk on cake dough, you’ll ask, “Is the bread I eat is halal?” Non-halal ingredients are everywhere even in firstly thought to be non-meat products. So to be sure, please consume  products with ‘halal’ logo. InsyaAllah they are really halalan thoyyiban. It is not difficult to find such products in Thailand markets. Here are some sample of halal products found in Bangkok stores. Please  note that this is a pure information, and no sales/marketing promotion intention here. More

Musholla/prayer room and possibly safe food for Muslim at Queen Sirikit National Convention Center (QSNCC) – Bangkok

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Queen Sirikit National Convention Center is Thailand’s premier venue for international meetings, conferences and exhibitions, renowned for its hospitality, service excellence and the quality of its facilities. There are regular exhibitions of computers, tourism, furnitures, books, sports, and many other things taking turn every few months. This place is easily accessed by MRT (stop at Queen Sirikit National Conventional Center Station). For muslims, praying is not an issue here as there is a muslim prayer room available. For food, there is an issue as there is no clearly halal food vendor available. But one can be an alternative at the food court, somehow, in an emergency situation. Check the pictures below. More

Berburu Makanan Halal di Chiang Mai (Bahasa)

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Berikut adalah tulisan blogger tamu yang adalah kenalan baru saya, Mas Yogi Sidik Prasojo. Beliau adalah mahasiswa Fakultas Peternakan Universitas Gadjah Mada yang saat ini belajar di Universitas Maejo, Chiang Mai, di bawah program internship yang diadakan universitas tersebut. Posting aslinya beserta cerita-cerita seru Mas Yogi tentang pengalamannya tinggal di Thailand (terutama di Chiang Mai) bisa disimak di blog-nya: sidikprasojo.wordpress.com

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Melewati daratan Yangon hingga tiba di Chiang Mai. Bandaranya kecil tetapi cukup bersih. Orang-orang berbaris menunggu penumpang. Mr.Yogi Sidik Prasojo, dijemput oleh mahasiswi dari Universitas Maejo. Lega tidak perlu menunggu lama. Menggunakan mobil bewarna silver melaju kencang menuju Universitas Maejo. More

List of Halal Restaurant in Thailand / Daftar Restoran Halal di Thailand

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(EN) Please see the list of halal food restaurants in Thailand in this link. This list is furnished with name of restaurants, contact persons, addresses, telp./fax., and e-mail/websites. (ID) Daftar restoran/rumah makan makanan halal di Thailand bisa dilihat di sini. Daftar ini memuat nama restoran, nama kontak, alamat, tel/fax, dan e-mail/website. Semoga bermanfaat.

Chiangrai – Masjid/Mosque and Halal Food

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My local Chiangrai friend told me that the population of Chiangrai city is about 1,3 million people. I don’t know how many muslims are there. But, subhanallah, its mosque – Darul Amman – is as magnificent as Islamic Center in Bangkok. This mosque, I believe, represents a significant number of muslim living in the city whose ancestor, like muslim in Chiangmai, came from Southern China (Yunnan). The front wall of the three-stair mosque is covered with light brown natural stone in brick pattern. Beautiful! But, wait, it seems that the name is so familiar… Aha! Remember the mosque on Petchaburi soi 7 in Bangkok that we know well? That’s also Darul Aman. Alright, below are the pictures of the mosque and halal food shop close to it. The map of the mosque is available in far below. Hope this is useful for you brothers and sisters. More

Doi Suthep (Chiangmai) – Surau/musholla and Halal Food

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Doi Suthep is a hill west of Chiangmai City which you can’t miss if you visit the city. When I cruised the green lush hill with my rented motorbike, I accidentally found this tribal village resided by Hmong tribe. It was always interesting to know tribal things so I decided to go into the village and see what I could see there, amid my roaring stomach (it was 4 pm and got no sufficient carbohydrates after my breakfast). It turned out that it was a happy moment for me as I was blessed to find a halal food shop owned by Khun Abdullah (a.k.a Surin by his neighbours) and a descent musholla there in this remote village at the west valley of Doi Suthep (known as Doi Pui). Followings are the pictures.  More

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