Siti Aisyah, A Cube Mosque in Solo

A month ago, I came back to my hometown, Surakarta (Solo City) for a family’s wedding. When I passed Manahan area, I saw an interesting new building that I hadn’t seen before. Ya, I was sure it was mosque. Unfortunately, due to short time in this city, I didn’t get the chance for visiting that mosque.Now, for my Eid holiday in Surakarta, this mosque is … Continue reading Siti Aisyah, A Cube Mosque in Solo

A Story from Jakarta Islamic Center Mosque

Right after I arrive in this mosque located in Koja North Jakarta, I’m easily mesmerised by its spacious area. Indeed, it is so large mosque complex. I can also figure out quickly how grandeur its design is. With the big dome, this Ottoman Turkish-architecture mosque can easily attract people who come here. Ottoman Turkish design itself appears from the big mosque building with spacious terrace/outdoor … Continue reading A Story from Jakarta Islamic Center Mosque

Midnight with Asmaul Husna Mosque of Gading Serpong

At 3 in the morning, I just finish doing book hunting in 24 hours-Big Bad Wolf, an annual book festival in ICE BSD Tangerang. Since it’s soon gonna be a morning prayer that we call as Subuh, I finally decide to look for a mosque near the venue. I remember there is an unique mosque in the area that should be interesting to visit. Without … Continue reading Midnight with Asmaul Husna Mosque of Gading Serpong

A Beautiful Rattan Mosque in Padalarang

This is very nice to find an unique mosque located in the area near to primordial Gua Pawon (Kitchen Cave) in Masigit Village Padalarang West Bandung. This rattan mosque with typical Sundanese roof stands stunningly with green trees and blue sky as background. The rattan material itself makes the inside mosque be cooler which is good for convenience for those who pray there. This kind … Continue reading A Beautiful Rattan Mosque in Padalarang

It’s All About Art in Al Irsyad Mosque Bandung

On my way to explore couple natural and archeological tourism sites in West Bandung, I decide to take a break a moment to take a prayer. I think I should go to that famous Al Irsyad Satya Mosque in Padalarang, Bandung Regency. It is popularly known by its non-conventional-Indonesian-mosque design created by architect Ridwan Kamil who is now the mayor of Bandung City (updated as … Continue reading It’s All About Art in Al Irsyad Mosque Bandung

Ramlie Musofa Mosque, A Little Taj Mahal in Jakarta

I’m so surprised to see this mosque which seems to “suddenly” appear. Actually, as a person working in North Jakarta, I often pass that Sunter southern lake area, but I never notice the building process of this mosque. Maybe because it’s located in the line of housing area, the building process seem unnoticeable by people passing by. In fact, it has been built since 2011.For … Continue reading Ramlie Musofa Mosque, A Little Taj Mahal in Jakarta

Ulul Albab Mosque, A Hidden Gem in Bekasi

Ramadan is a very good time for me to visit Islamic-theme places that I haven’t visited before. Visiting mosques can be one of interesting activities to do. Looking for idea which mosque to visit, and of course to pray too, while I am on my way from Bekasi Train Station, I remember there is a mosque that I haven’t gone to near that station. Located … Continue reading Ulul Albab Mosque, A Hidden Gem in Bekasi