The Ministry of Transportation is again offering free motorbike transportation for Eid al-Fitr 2019, with destinations to several cities in Central Java, East Java, and Yogyakarta. "The people's interest in joining this program is very high, so this year, we will hold another event with the same quota in 2019 as 2018, which is 18,096 motorbikes," Director for Traffic and Railway Transportation of the Ministry of Transportation Zulmafendi informed reporters on Thursday. It was said that registration for the free motorbike program (motis) had, in fact, been opened to participants from Tuesday, March 12, and last until May 25, 2019. Zulmafendi explained that motis participants can register online through the mudikgratis.dephub.go.id website and also register directly at designated stations. In addition to motis participants, who register through the contraflow/regional motis services, registration starts from April 28 and will remain open until June 12, 2019. Jakarta Gudang … [Read more...] about Transportation Ministry opens free motorbike transportation for 2019 Islamic Festivity
He was one of the greatest poets and philosophers of the east: Imadaddin Nasimi. Now, a new poetry, arts and music festival in Azerbaijan honors this brilliant thinker who was also a spiritual leader. The festival opened with a performance from a legend, one of Azerbaidjan's most important mugham singers, Alim Qasimov . Imadaddin Nasimi was born here in Shamakhi, once one of the key towns on the Silk Road. He was the most influential advocate of Hurufism, a variation of Sufism which is part of Islamic mysticism. In 1417, he was skinned alive in Aleppo for his liberal religious convictions. … [Read more...] about Azerbaijan’s new Nasimi Festival honours Sufi icon
KUALA TERENGGANU 3 Okt. - Kerajaan Pas mula memastikan kegiatan hiburan di negeri ini tidak menyimpang daripada adab ketimuran dan Islam dengan menolak permohonan penganjuran Island Music Festival 2018 di Pulau Redang yang dijadual diadakan mulai 12 Oktober ini. Pengerusi Jawatankuasa Kerajaan Tempatan, Perumahan, Kesihatan dan Alam Sekitar negeri, Dr. Alias Razak berkata, pendirian itu diputuskan dalam mesyuarat mingguan Exco hari ini setelah mendapat maklum balas umum yang tidak menyenangkan terhadap festival dalam suasana berparti ala barat itu. "Ini termasuk Majlis Pengurusan Komuniti Kampung (MPKK) Pulau Redang dan rakyat, khususnya penduduk setempat serta bantahan yang dibuat melalui media sosial," ujarnya selepas mesyuarat itu di Wisma Darul Iman di sini. Katanya, festival muzik selama tiga hari di pulau peranginan itu merupakan tradisi sejak tahun 2013 namun dilihat memberi persepsi yang negatif, bertentangan dengan moral dan agama serta jelas tidak menepati Enakmen … [Read more...] about Tiada tempat bagi Island Music Festival 2018
NAVRATRI is just around the corner and starts on October 9. Here's our pick of Navratri essentials for the nine-day festival, which is all about celebrating the triumph of good over evil. What are the Navratri greetings and wishes? The greeting Happy Navratri translates as Shubh Navaraatree. But there are a whole load of seasonal greetings you can use to wish someone all the best at this important time of year. Here's a selection from around the web: Nine nights of festivity with dances and revelry. May this divine occasion bring success to you And embrace victories too. Have a delightful Navratri! This Navratri I wish you wisdom as you stand in all your life’s crossroads. May you pick the best choices! May this day be as bright as the beginning sunshine. To celebrate Durga Puja with warm smiles. Double the fun with exciting treats. As we take the festivity to the streets. This Navratri, may you be blessed with good fortune as long as Ganeshji’s trunk, … [Read more...] about Navratri 2018 songs, greetings, images and wishes to help you celebrate the festival
ASHURA is a festival of remembrance in Islam - but Sunni and Shi'a Muslims celebrate it for different reasons. Here's when the festival is this year. When is Ashura 2018? Ashura falls on the tenth day of Muharram (the first month of the Islamic year) in the Islamic calendar. This year's celebrations begin on the evening of Thursday, September 20 and end on the evening of Friday, September 21. Islamic religious dates are tabular: They begin at sunset on the first evening and ends at sunset the second evening. What does the Ashura festival day commemorate? In Sunni Islam, Ashura follows the traditions of Judaism as Jewish people followed a day of fasting around this time of year (commemorating the parting of the Red Sea for Moses and his followers to escape the Pharaoh.) The Prophet Muhammad thought that this tradition was worth following so he fasted and encouraged his followers to do the same. On this day, Sunni Muslims fast and celebrate by reflecting, showing respect and thanks. For … [Read more...] about What is Ashura 2018, when is it, what does the festival day commemorate and what is the Ziyarat Ashura prayer?