Review Buku tentang Riba


Book Review : Deep Thought about Riba

So it’s been a while from my latest book review. 

Masih dalam rangka proses hijrah dari riba, aku dan suami terus berusaha mencari ilmu dan memperdalam ilmu kami mengenai riba. Salah satu tujuannya adalah agar kami tidak kembali terperangkap dalam riba maupun produk-produk turunannya, selain itu juga untuk membersihkan diri kami dari salah satu dosa besar yang ancaman dan hukumannya di dunia maupun akhirat yang sangatlah perih. Sungguh rasanya ingin menangis saja kalo baca ayat-ayat yang isinya hukuman-hukuman bagi orang-orang yang memakan uang riba. Selain banyak mendengar kajian-kajian mengenai dosa riba, kami juga memperdalam ilmu kami melalui membaca buku. Lalu pilihan kami jatuh kepada 3 buku ini, 2 buku bercerita tentang riba secara umum, mulai dari pengertian, jenis riba, dalil riba, ancaman untuk pelaku riba dan pemakan uang riba, produk-produk riba, bagaimana cara membersihkan diri dari harta riba, serta kisah-kisah nyata tentang orang-orang yang keluar dari jeratan riba, sedangkan 1 buku berisi tentang ilmu fikih dan ekonomi yang berisi teori-teori, serta pengertian dalam mengenai riba, serta kaitannya dengan ekonomi.

Ketiga buku ini menceritakan bahwa di zaman modern ini, sungguh banyak sekali umat Muslim yang sudah terjerat dalam jeratan riba. Riba sendiri sangat luas pengertiannya, tidak hanya dalam bunga hutang piutang tapi juga berupa bunga deposito, danareksa, produk obligasi, penjualan valas yang tidak dilakukan pada saat yang sama, serta penggunaan kartu kredit. Tetapi semua produk-produk ribawi yang ada saat ini dibungkus sangat menarik padahal sesungguhnya riba termasuk dalam salah satu dari 7 dosa besar yang jika dilakukan maka kita akan dilaknat, tidak diberkahi kehidupannya di dunia, serta akan disiksa dengan siksaan yg perih di neraka. Semua kenikmatan yang bersifat semu, fake dan sementara di dunia yang kita dapatkan dari riba tidak akan sebanding dengan ancaman hukumannya di akhirat kelak. Kita akan diazab di kubur, dihisab, dan pada akhirnya dimasukkan ke neraka yang kekal. Naudzubillah min zalik!

Seperti halnya yang tertulis di dalam buku yang kami baca, riba tentunya dilarang karena Allah memiliki alasan, sungguh tidak mungkin suatu hal dilarang jika tidak ada mudharatnya. Riba yang pada pengertian umum adalah tambahan. Tambahan ini tidak didapatkan melalui kerja keras, tambahan ini didapatkan dengan cara yang instan dan menganggap semua hal bersifat pasti, padahal ada unsur ketidakpastian di dalamnya, misalnya dalah hutang piutang, usaha nasabah tidak selalu untung, kemudian dalam penjualan valas kurs juga selalu berubah. Ada pihak yang mengalami kerugian dan ada yang mengalami keuntungan. Allah SWT melarang riba karena hal ini tentulah tidak benar, semua tentang fikih muamalah yang sesuai syarinya sudah diatur di dalam Alquran, yang perlu kita lakukan hanyalah mematuhinya. Dan hal yang perlu kita ketahui adalah semua uang yang didapatkan dari riba tidak akan berkah, dan tidak akan mendapatkan pahala jika digunakan untuk bersedekah, berzakat atau pun amal lainnya. Harta yang berasal dari riba harus dibersihkan dengan cara diberikan kepada fakir miskin atau untuk pembuatan fasilitas umum. Perlu kita ingat bahwa tidak aka nada pahalany seluruh amalan yang kita lakukan dengan menggunakan uang riba, karena Allah SWT hanya menerima uang yang bersih dari riba, uang yang berkah.

Rumah yang mewah, mobil keluaran terbaru, baju yang mahal, tas yang bermerk yang kita dapatkan dari hasil riba sungguh tidak ada artinya. Rumah dan mobil yang mewah sering kali menjadi parameter kesuksesan yang dilihat di masyarakat saat ini. Lalu semua orang berlomba-lomba untuk mengajukan kredit dengan alasan kebutuhan dan agar terlihat mapan. Semuany instant dan perjuangan serta kerja keras yang dahulu dilakukan orang untuk memperoleh sesuatu saat ini sudah tidak menjadi trend, jika pada zaman dahulu masih kita temui orang-orang yang menabung untuk membeli mobil, orang membeli tanah yang kemudian dibangun sedikit-sedikit sesuai kemampuan. Saat ini semua orang berlomba-lomba untuk terlihat keren dan mapan, padahal semuanya kredit. Tidak ada salahnya untuk menggunakan kendaraan umum jika belum sanggup untuk membeli kendaraan, toh menggunakan kendaraan umum juga dapat mengurangi polusi dan mengurangi kemacetan serta membuat tubuh sehat karena kita banyak berjalan, Tidak ada salahnya mengontrak rumah atau ngekos jika memang belum ada uangnya untuk membeli rumah atau tanah. Tidak ada salahnya memulai usaha dari nol.

Sebelum tahun 2015, jujur saja bekerja di bank bagiku bukan merupakan riba. Aku masih menganggap bahwa hutang piutang, dan bunga deposito di bank adalah hal yang biasa. Sungguh masih sangat minim ilmu ini, malu sekali rasanya karena umur yang berbanding terbalik dengan ilmu agama yang dimilki. Semenjak tahun 2015, aku dan suami Alhamdulillah diberikan Allah SWT hidayah. Kami mulai menyadari bahwa riba adalah hal salah, haram hukumnya. Kami pun berhenti mencari teori pembenaran dengan dalil yang lemah. Karena sesungguhnya pada fitrahny kami mulai menyadari bahwa hal ini haram, namun kami seolah masih mengingkarinya. Padahal segala sesuatu yang ada di Alquran adalah benar, tidak layak bagi manusia dengan level hamba seperti kita untuk meragukan segala yang tertulis di Alquran. Sami’na wa atho’na, kami dengar dan kami taat. Maka mulailah kami melakukan perubahan-perubahan rencana yang bertujuan untuk Move On dari riba. 

Berikut adalah beberapa hal yang telah kami lakukan dan insyaAllah akan kami lakukan pada tahun ini.

1. Suami resign dari bekerja di bank, dan istri resign dari bekerja di bank (coming soon insyaAllah tahun ini 2017)

2. Mempercepat pelunasan KPR yang seharusnya berakhir pada tahun 2023, kami berusaha untuk menargetkan akan lunas insyaAllah tahun ini 2017.

3. Berhenti menggunakan kartu kredit, menutup semua kartu kredit, dan berbelanja secara cash.

4. Menutup semua produk-produk yang mengandung dana-dana ribawi seperti asuransi, dan danareksa. (InsyaAllah tahun ini 2017).

5. Akan memindahkan tabungan dari bank konvensional ke bank berlabel syariah yang diyakini tidak mengandung ribawi di dalamnya.

6. Berusaha untuk menjalankan usaha jual beli yang tidak mengandung unsur ribawi di dalamnya.

7. Berusaha keras untuk tidak membuka pintu ribawi lagi.

8. Hidup sederhana sesuai dengan kemampuan dan sesuai dengan kebutuhan dan tidak bersikap konsumtif.

Pada saat ini baru hal ini yang kami lakukan, semoga Allah masih memberikan waktu bagi kami untuk bertobat. Adapun hal ini kami bagikan bukan untuk riya’ atau pamer, tapi semata-mata bertujuan agar tidak ada lagi teman-teman ataupun saudara-saudara yang terjebak dalam dunia ribawi. Jikalaupun sudah terlanjur terjebak, marilah kita bersama-sama hijrah dan mulai meninggalkan riba.

Karena hijrah membutuhkan proses, dan proses tentunya membutuhkan waktu. Tetapi apakah waktu hidup kita di dunia ini cukup? Wallahualam, hanya Allah Azza Wa Jala yang mengetahuinya. Semoga kita masih diberikan Allah kesempatan untuk bertobat dan beramal sebanyak-banyaknya. Ketiga buku yang kami baca amatlah bagus dan sangat menambah ilmu kami mengenai riba, jika ada kesempatan tidak ada salahnya untuk membeli dan membaca buku ini.

2016 – A Year Of Hijrah


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It is only 8 days before the last day of 2016. Lotsa things happened in this year. I could say that this year is nominated to be one of the hardest year of my life. Really, it’s not an easy year, I still can’t believe that finally I’ve been through it. Eventually I just realized that all the hard works are paid.

 

Why it has to be a year of hijrah?

Well, let me tell you the stories, it all started from our Umroh Journey in May 2015.

There’s something in our heart that told us the truth. Tears were coming from our eyes.

Regret and A lot of Feelings fulfilled our broken hearts at that time.

The only thing that came in our mind at time was How To Fix it All?

How To Fix all of the mistaken that had been done by us?

How To Be a Better person in our very short time in this temporary world?

 

Umroh has lot of effects on changing our way of life. Suddenly all of our bucket list including our Resolution in 2016 were changed. And yes hijrah is one of the resolution that we’ve been done along 2016. The biggest and the hardest “hijrah” that have been done is Hijrah from Riba, I knew that it was very hard, I even still hafta work in a Bank due to a contract. So instead of debating about riba in Indonesia, we choose to do some action to at  least alleviate “Riba lifestyle” in our daily life. The first thing that we did was saving money to pay for the mortgage installment payment instead of buying gadget or even having a vacation, we try so hard to accelerate the payment so that it will not lasting so long. And hopefully we can pay it as soon as possible. The second thing is decreasing using CC (credit card) for shopping or buying things. I even neva used my cc for almost a year, I also close my CC. For now me and my husband only has 1 credit card. And the third one is hijrah from working in a Bank to be a work at home mom which insyaAllah will be realized in 2017.

 

Our second Hijrah is Hijrah from Fancy and Jajanan Food into a healthy food, no more Fancy Food, No More Oily or Gorengan Food, No Preservatives and No MSG. We try so hard to eat and cook our own homemade food, all healthy and halal food. Actually we did this hijrah because we’re on a herbal pregnancy theraphy program but apparently it looks like an eat clean program for me and my husband. We successfully lose our weight. My weight now is 49 and my husband is 65, rite before doing this program our belly were look like a santa’s belly.

 

Our third Hijrah is Hijrah from having a lot of bucket list to travel around the world into preparing ourself to do Hajj as the priority. We still have a dream of travelling around Indonesia and around the world but the thing is we had to change our priority, just because we have to.

 

So that’s all the biggest hijrah that we’ve done for 2016.

Semoga Allah SWT masih memberikan usia yang panjang bagi kami untuk selalu bertaubat dan beribadah sebanyak-banyaknya, karena kita tidak akan pernah tahu kapan kita akan meninggalkan dunia yang sementara ini. Sakit itu tidak harus Tua, dan Mati itu itu tidak harus Tua, jadi yang harus kita lakukan adalah mempersiapkan diri kita sebaiknya-baiknya untuk mengumpulkan amalan dan bekal yang sebanyak-banyaknya untuk kita bawa ke Kampung Halaman kita yang sebenarnya yaitu Akhirat.

Wonderful Journey in Baitullah Part 2 – Friendship and Silaturahim


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Going Umroh as a couple means we have to separate each other when the prayer’s time was calling, me in the women side, and husband in the men side. 5 times in a day, 3-5 times in the different places and rows, and 3-5 times with different people by your side. And how come I couldn’t get many friends there. I met many friends, some came from the same travel with me, and some others come from different travel, different cities, and even different countries.

Sometimes u can’t even guess what kind of people will be in your left or right side. I used to have some selfie with all of them, but unfortunately I didn’t always bring my phone with me, especially in Nabawi, bcoz we’re not allowed to bring cell phone due to some good reasons. Actually me and my husband decided not to activate our phone every time we had a trip except when in hotel using the Wifi only to give information for our family.

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In Nabawi, I met a woman which also a banker, she came with her husband for the first time for umrah, been married fot 7 years and still dunno have any children. I met couple of friends, 3 friends from Makassar, 1 friend from Jakarta, and 1 friend from Pekanbaru, their umroh trip was fully sponsored as a gift by their office. Lucky Them! I met a tough mom with her two lil kiddos. She was a very adorable mom, every time I saw her, she neva stop teaching her two lil kiddos how to read Al Quran in a good way, and how to memorize it J. I also met an old woman, she has daughters which haven’t got married, she’s been hajj for 5 times, and umroh for 7 times on the same travel (NRA). She kept smiling and told me not to give up on whatever the situation is. She told me to read shalawat, and that everyone in this whole wide world has their own problem, never stop doing efforts, and never stop praying.

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In Raudhah, I met a humble woman, which also a banker, she went umroh for the second time, been married for 5 years and still dunno have any children. I also met a woman who has been married for 4 years, felt miscarriage in her 2nd years of marriage, and still dunno have any children. I also met a grandma which never stop crying every time she saw raudhah. She told me that she couldn’t kept her excitement of having those beautiful experiences in Raudhah.

In Makkah, I met an ald woman, she’s been hajj for 5 times, and umroh for 4 times, she told me that this place will always be missed by everyone who have came here. So, always believe that whenever you had a will to go back and back again to Baitullah, insyaAllah there will be a way to go there. she has kissed Hajar Aswad for 7 times, how amazing rite? She also told me that I was so lucky to have came for umroh in a very young age.

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I also met an old woman from Palestine, she told me a lot about Palestine, Masjidil Aqso and her family who still live in Gaza. Some of her family in Gaza were dying of the war. At another prayer time, I met some Turkish people who never stop starring on my “mukena” and “hijab”, they told me that it was beautiful. At my second day in Makkah, I met a woman from Thailand. She can speak Malay but couldn’t speak Thai. She told me that she lived in the Border of Malaysia and Thailand, which were dominated by Moslems. In front of Murtazam, I met a Turkish old woman, who was very kind and humble to me, at the end of the prayer time she was whispering me something in an Arabic words which I dunno the meaning, the only thing that I got was Al-Islam.

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After doing my third umroh, I met an Algerian girl who lives in Lion, France. She couldn’t speak English, but she knew what I mean, her name is Almadila, so every time I asked her a question, she asked her mom to answer me in English, she was so pretty just like her mom.

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On my last day in Makkah in Fairmont Hotel Lobby, I met Noon. At first I thought that her name is Brenda, bcoz after showing my Name Tag she said Brenda ahaha but I was wrong actually, so she thought that my name is Brenda becoz above my name it was written “Beranda”. Ahaha so I explained again that my name is Ruri not Brenda and she told that her name is Noon. Noon came from Morocco, she came for umroh with her husband leaved her two lil kiddos with her mom. She told me that her two lil kiddos were still wearing diapers so it will be super hard to take them along for Umroh. Noon said that in Morocco, they can do umroh individually without using travel, and it was very easy. Her first time umroh is the best experience that she had, and after that she always miss Baitullah and want to come again and again to Makkah. And she was totally true I couldn’t agree more. She have worked in Emirates but then she stopped working and being a house wife after having two children from her marriage. I also asked her about the beautiful pashmina which always used for the stewardess on the airplane, she gave me the tutorials but I still dunno understand how to wear it ahahah (I just like say ya ya ya all the time ahahaha). She was a nice friend, she told a lot about Morocco, and amazingly she told me that a Morocco could speak 3-5 languages. The main language is Arabic, and the second language could be chosen by each people, it could be Spanish, France, or English, amazing rite all those languages are totally different specially Arabic but they could understand it, so cool rite (Standing Applause). She been travelling to Asia for a week to Singapore, Kuala Lumpur, and Phuket, I told her to come to Indonesia to see another paradise in Asia.

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On our travel (NRA), We met Ustadz Subki, Ustadz Hasan, Ustadz Subhan, Ustad Rusdi, and Ustadz Arifin Panogoro.

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We also met a lot of people,one of them is a humble fren who has a face that really look like Dian Pelangi, she was so beautiful and such an ideal woman to married as a wife banget deh keibuan. I also met a nice and super humble couple, Mbak Ayu Dyah Andari and Mas Muliandy. Mbak Ayu herself was a Palembangnese too, she was a famous designer, and her husband was an oil and gas expert well both of them were totally inspiring couple (dah kita mah apah atuh), and you know what that her husband even won the first prize “ A Car that could be returned with 7 Umrah Packages”, and even worse Mbak Ayu herself also won an umroh prize, how lucky they are rite. At the same time we also met another humble couple of a doctor Mbak Luthfi and an oil and gas engineer Mas Rahdian, they were a great parents too, they had 3 children, two of them were twins, but unfortunately one of the twin have passed away and leaving a neva ending sadness for both of them. I also met some “Emak-Emak Hebring” who neva stop talking about their family and children, and ended up by an idea to make an engagement mission to their children ahahaha I guess I’ll do the same on my future life hehehe. I also met beautiful twinnies, and their older sister who has a look-alike face, it did make me want to have twin babies hihihi. On the same bus, me and my husband also met a branch manager of a syariah bank in Makassar with her wife, they were so kind and super humble. Well we do met a lot of people there, and I couldn’t even recall them one by one on this posting, but I am so happy. I simply learned a lot from those people, and I am very grateful about it. Alhamdulillah.

Wonderful Journey in Baitullah Part 1 – Nothing But A Wonderful Journey


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Assalammualaikum Bloggers, I’ve been wondering myself to make a quick draft as soon as possible after the journey, but the thing is ahaha suddenly all the dreams become only a plan hihi as usual all the laziness and sleeping beauty syndrome somehow always win the war between spirit of doing everything versus doing nothing. Well after having umroh, all I can say is Makkah and Madinah have just amazed me all at once!!! Subhanallah. There’s nothing more than desert, mountain, rocks everywhere, and super hot weather there, but all the good things, all those holy feelings, the history, Rasulullah, The Baitullah, and everything between it has just charmed me a lot all at once!!! Subhanallah, Alhamdulillah and I can’t wait to come again and again to Baitullah for hajj and umroh, May Allah will gave that chance to me and my family.

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Awalnya aku sama suami emang udah niat pengen umroh tahun ini, tapi ketika udah semakin deket dengan bulan rencana kita mau umroh semakin banyak ajah kegalauan dan kegundahan hati yang melanda kita berdua. Jadi kalo dibilang umroh itu adalah jihad hati, jihad fisik dan jihad harta, itu emang bener banget. Tapi Alhamdulillah semakin deket ke niat kita untuk berangkat satu per satu masalah dibantu selesain sama Allah, kita sempet bingung nyari-nyari travel apa yang kira-kira paling sesuai sama kita dari mulai harga, susunan acara, hotel, sampe dengan tanggal cuti tadinya bingung mau AeroHajj, atau Dompet Dhuafa, tapi di akhir-akhir pencarian kita malah ditemuin sama travel NRA. Alhamdulillah banget pas kita mau daftar pas banget Travel nya lagi ulang tahun jadi kita dapet potongan, Alhamdulillah, selain itu kita juga ngedapetin hotel yang seharusnya masuk di paket gold eh malah dapet di kita yang regular, Alhamdulillah. Pas lagi di Mekah pun ada acara Tasyakuran Ultah NRA, kita gak dapet hadiah apa-apa, hehe tapi gapapa karena berangkat umroh itu sendiri adalah hadiah terbesar bagi kita berdua. Pas pulang kita dapet hadiah lagi berupa souvenir dari Ultah NRA berupa Alquran Mushaf dan Tas Buat Mukena. Alhamdulillah.

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Everybody who has gone for umroh and hajj will always have the special stories about their trip and so does us. I guess I will summarize it into some big points:

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  1. Praying in Raudhah

Raudhah is a mosque that was built between Nabawi and Rasulullah’s house, this place was said to be Raudhah (Garden’s of The Heaven), and it was nominated as one of a mustajab place to convey prayer bcoz u have to queuing here to have a chance to pray inside it specially for woman bcoz we were limited by the time, as for man they have 24 hours to pray there. My first time was with the travel guide, but my second time was with me alone hihi, I always thought that it would be a regret if I dunno use my time well to go there while in Madinah, so I decided to go there alone and it was so fast I only have to wait for a while there, lucky me alhamdulillah, I also got 2 new friends from Indonesia there. Raudhah was so full of people, some of them stayed like a statue there, some of them were busy writing their name on the separating wall (How weird rite?), and some of them were crying over and over.

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  1. We lose our pocket camera :p

Yeah believe it or not, my husband thought that he had put the pocket camera into his bag while in bus from Madinah to Makkah, but ZONK, we didn’t find any pocket camera on it while we arrived in Makkah, so we told the Muthalib (read semacem ustad yang membimbing di bis travel) that we’ve lost the camera, He told us that he will ask the driver to recheck the bus, but unfortunately becoz the bus had leaved to Madinah, we will get the information about it only when the bus has came to Makkah on the next 2 days. Yeah, I deeply feeling a lil bit angry to my husband since I lose my photo with the birds in Madinah and even worse we couldn’t get any good pictures while in Makkah except using my S4, but suddenly I felt that maybe it lose for a good reason so then I told my husband to let it go and feel super “ikhlas”, if it use to be ours it will be back, but if it wasn’t then we have to let it go. The one who felt so guilty about it is my husband himself, bcoz he realized that he might losing it bcoz he always thought of having the new one, almost everytime he told me about the new catalogs of camera. Somehow it looked like he didn’t felt grateful about the old camera that has helped him a lot. Things ran so fast in the next 2 days, and unexpectedly our muthalib said that our camera was found by the driver, and he would gave it to us as soon as possible he met us, Alhamdulillah wasyukurillah, lucky Us, we still got a chance to have a good documentation while in Makkah. (P.S the driver also take a selfie with our camera so that we will always remember him ahaha)

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  1. Hajar Aswad

I’ve been wondering myself to kiss Hajar Aswad and to see the beautiful of the Heaven’s Stone that was put in the corner of Ka’bah even it is not a must. I guess I have to give it a chance to try at least one. So accompanied by my husband I tried to touch the Hajar Aswad, but unfortunately the competition was so unexpected, people around me were pushing each other, they didn’t even differentiate between man and woman, bcoz competition is a competition and you have to fight for it no matter how tall you are and no matter whether u were a man or a woman. So it’s almost like 10 cm in front of me and suddenly we were pushed by those big guys, and then we should start from the beginning to fight with each others, my feet were trampled by those big guys around me (sampe bengkak T.T), and I was gave up after 30 minutes fighting to touch it. Well people said that Hajar Aswad was kindly different with rukun yamani, murtazam and “Makam Ibrahim” becoz people were queuing in good way, and you may touch it without fighting, while in Hajar Aswad you do have to fight if you want to touch it, and some people also feel syirik about it and using many ways to touch it even using the help by paying those big people. As for me I won’t do it, I’ll try my best, if I were destined to touch it than I would find my own way to touch it, but if I won’t so it might be for a good reason. It is indeed like our life, you think that it is the best things in your life, you think that you can get it easily, you think that u almost there, but unexpectedly things might doesn’t always work the way we think about, we may think that it was the best thing for us, but Allah know the best, while human know nothing u just have to try and push yourself to the limit and Let Allah SWT shows you the best that u can get.

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  1. Murtazam

Murtazam is the Door of Ka’bah, it is one of the “Mustajab” place to pray and convey prayer in front of it. As for me and my husband it was one of our favorite view in Masjidil Haram. And I can’t help myself not to cry every time I saw the door, it’s like magical things inside myself told me that I were nothing, and God is everything, and we couldn’t even breath without the help of Allah SWT. Allah gave me everything I want in my life, I always got a good score on my academic histories, I got a chance to enter in one of the best university in Indonesia,  I always wanted to work in a Bank ever since I was a child and Allah gave me that opportunity to work in a bank (and I started to regret it, it’s like I didn’t felt grateful about it), I got married in 23, I got a Nice Husband, I got a happy family, I have a healthy body, I got many good people all around me, and just because of some reasons somehow sometimes I didn’t felt grateful about it, how could I? Fabbiayyi ala irrabbikumma tukadziban (so which of the favors of your Lord will you deny?). I started to know myself better, and I started to ground myself to the Zero Position. And this was the best place on earth where u could pray, it was more than a wishing granting factory, it was Baitullah, the home of the One who Create the whole wide world. Hopefully Allah SWT will grant all of me and my husband prayers, aminnn YRA.

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  1. My husband lose his sandals

On the third day in Makkah me and my husband decided to do umroh alone apart of the travel’s itienery. Lucky us there was a nice couple, mbak luthfi and mas radian who also had the same plan with us, so we went together by taxi to take the Miqot in Tan’im Mosque (the nearest place where Siti Aisyah took Miqot for Umroh). After arrived at the mosque we did Dhuha, and Tahiyatul Masjid Pray. Not long after doing those things we got ready to go back to the taxi, but unfortunately my husband lose his sandals, while mas radian his fren didn’t lose his sandal, so then we went back to Masjidil Haram with my Husband who didn’t have sandals. I felt so pity to my husband but he told me that it was okay J. Well, We might met the sandal again in the heaven.

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  1. Tawaf

Tawaf activities for some reason means a lot of things to me, I was categorized into a super “ale-ale” person which means I would like to give up even when I wasn’t trying my best and push myself to the limit on doing everything. As for a person like me, I would be easily pushed by other person while doing tawaf. So I learned a lot, and I kept doing Dzikir, I kept focus on the situation around me, and I kept watching whether there’s a wheel chair or not behind me, whether there’s a kid or not around me, until I could drive myself safely into the 7th lap. Well it’s look simple but in fact there were so many things that u have to pay attention during doing tawaf specially a “khusyuk” and safe tawaf without being pushed by others.

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  1. The Beautiful Nabawi

I never wondering myself could be in a such beautiful mosque, I love the details about the mosques, all the calligraphies and not to forget that such beautiful Umbrellas.

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  1. City Tour and All Those Warm Feeling

Every time we had a city tour around Madinah and Makkah, The Muthalib and Ustadz always told the story about those historical places. As for me while listening to the story and looking outside was a very unforgettable moment. That moment I just realized all the things that might we heard in the Islamic History was real, it was happened, it really was, and the proofs was uncontested. It’s like the place itself told us its own histories. And my face would be like duck (mewek pengen nangis) all the time couldn’t stop starring at those beautiful histories. Subhanallah.

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So finally, after all the journey that I had for these 9 days, all I could say that I do miss this place, even when I was still there. Those Beautiful Mosques, Those God’s Carving All Around The City, Those Holy Feelings, Those Warm Feelings, Those Happy Feelings will be missed. I simply learned a lot about everything here, it helps me a lot to know myself better, it teaches me how human couldn’t do everything without any help of Allah SWT, it makes my faith stronger, it makes me learn how to socialize with hundred thousands of people, it makes me more focus on doing everything, it enriches my knowledge about  Islam, and it motivates me to come again and again to Baitullah.

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20 Facts About Me


1. My friends usually call me “ruray” or “ulik”, ulik is my nickname in my family, and ruray edogawa was truly inspired by d phenomenal detective “Conan Edogawa”, honestly I’m a big fans of “Sinichi Kudo” (d’ adult version of Conan Edogawa) but since d’word “Kudo” it self in Indonesia means Horse (Kuda), it will be sounds so weird bcoz it will become “Ruray Kudo” or “Ruray Horse” or “Ruray Kuda” so finally I picked “Ruray Edogawa” for my funny nickname.

2. I am a multitalented person in a vice versa meaning ahaha.. WHY?? Bcoz d truth is I can’t do anything I can’t drive, I can’t swim, and I can’t cook a supa complicated food like a masterchef.. see how multitalented I am rite hihi..

3. I’m afraid of the height..

4. My fave animal is a supa cute and fluffy animal.. It is jeng jeng jeng (drum roll) PANDA of course..

5. I’m a big fans of oriental face artists, I dunno why but maybe bcoz I’m an oriental face too, there are many oriental face artists from all over asia, but I’ll pick 4 of them as me fave:

· Gong Li from China

· Franda from Indonesia

· Ice Preechaya from Thailand

· Song Hye Kyo from Korea

6. I do Love Blogging, I do Love Writing about extraordinary and funny things that happen in my life.. I Love to describe stories by my own way, it could be by words or by drawing comic. And now since I dunno have time to write on my blog, I ‘d prefer to do instant micro blogging on Path or Instagram, even it was kinda different bcoz of some limitation and BLOGGING is d best way ever to tell stories.. so I deciding to write again on my blog as soon as possible..definitely gonna do it soon..

7. I can’t read map…Until my husband force me not to be an ignorance person.. He told me that I hafta know about everything, and I have to survive in every conditions that happen to me.. I realize that those spirits from my husband made me become a tough person and now I know how to read maps as well as I know many public transportation and its routes.. It might not an easy thing to do at first, but at the end I do feel the advantages of being An Explorer like Dora.

8. I love laughing and telling jokes as well as love crying..

9. Ever since my father was dying, I became a paranoid every time I hafta face Doctors.

10. I’m a sleeping beauty princess. Apologize for a very self proclaim fact about me hihi but Ihonestly I tell u d truth.. I always feel sleepy every time I hafta face a boring subject in d class.

11. I’m a panic person, I can’t work under pressure and I can’t work over a deadline.. That’s why I usually become a very planned person on doing assignments. I do it to avoid being a ball of stress when I hafta face deadline and pressures.

12. I was trained to be a dragon hihi kiddingggg.. wat I wanna say here is dat my shio is Dragon, and my zodiac is Leo, and dat’s make me become a “gampang emosian and gampang kesel person” ..

13. My all time fave food is rice.. I couldn’t live without eating rice. Well thanks God dat I was born as an Indonesian hihi.

14. I was named Ruri Octaviani by my parents, Ruri itself comes from a title of a Song “Ruri adalah Abangku” by A.T Mahmud, the song told us about a diligent and smart boy named Ruri, my father gave me that name in order to have a diligent and smart girl too, hihi I hope He wasn’t disappointed of me ruin d song hihi.. and Octaviani itself it comes from d word Octa that means Eight and The 8th month is August, the month when I was born. But usuall people think dat I was born in October hihi..

15. Paling gak suka dimarahin, dan diatur secara berlebihan makany bercita-cita punya usaha sendiri karena gak ad yg ngatur2 hihi (it’s kinda annoying)

16. I Love to live in a peace world, I dunno want to make enemies.

17. I’m a vindictive person (pendendam), every time someone hurts me, I will neva eva gonna forget about it, I will forgive it, and I will not doing a revenge, but sorry I can’t go back on the same person just like before.

18. I love drawing and making comic hihi u can check it out on my blog later..

19. I love watching cartoon, and I do believe in a happy ending stories just like in Disney Stories.

20. I’m a dreamer.. I love to dream about everything comes on my mind. I neva stop dreaming.

And now Me and My husband dreaming of going to travel all around the world with our family and our future childrens.

Thailand and Malaysia City Hopping Day 6 (Hat Yai – Butterworth – Penang)


Hari ini abis subuhan kita langsung jalan kaki ke stasiun, jaraknya deket banget skitar 100m, stasiun udah buka dari jam 5 pagi, tadinya kita buru2 biar gak ketinggalan kereta jam setengah 7 pagi (Bangkok – Butterworth) eh gak taunya keretanya delay ampe jam ½ 9 pagi, akhirnya kita stay tune di stasiun sambil nyolong WiFi Gratisan yang entah hape android syp, disinyalir sih pemilik wifi adalah ibu2 pake baju merah yang duduk belakang kita ahaha..

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Sekitar jam 9 an Alhamdulillah akhirnya keretanya dateng juga, dan kita langsung naik kereta. Di sebelah kita duduk ada orang korea 2 orang, cantik2 banget deh ala2 SNSD gitu, tapi aku gak foto, malu soalnya.. Sekitar 2 jam setelah Hat Yai kita sampe di perbatasan Thailand-Malaysia seperti biasa kita disuru turun dulu untuk pengecekan imigrasi, trus lanjut deh memasuki Malaysia. Kerasa banget deh bedanya, soalnya rel kretanya jadi lebih mulus, karena jalannya lebih bagus, sesame di perjalanan kita ngeliat di sebelah kiri kita ada 1 orang bule dan 1 orang Malaysia yang gak berenti critaan. Jadi dari hasil nguping, ceritanya si bule ini punya istri orang Malaysia, dan dulu juga tinggal di Malaysia, sementara si anak Malaysia baru abis pulang travelling dari Vietnam, Laos, kamboja, dan Thailand.

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Selama perjalanan, aku malah sibuk nulis, sementara mas abi sibuk bobok, sekitar 3 jam kemudian akhirnya kita sampe juga di Butterworth. Trus lanjut dari sana kita nyebrang naek feri ke Penang, Ferinya bagus deh, kita malah sibuk foto2, dan skitar 20 menit dari situ kita akhirnya sampe juga di Penang. Dari pelabuhan, kita naik Rapid Penang untuk menju Komtar yang letaknya di dekat hotel. Dari Komtar, kita jalan kaki menuju New Asia Heritage Hotel. Hotelnya cozy, dan vintage banget, yah namanya juga heritage yah, hotelnya adem plus deket kemana2.. recommended deh..

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Abis istirahat solat, dan beli makan siang di Line Clear, kita langsung muter2in Penang, ada banyak banget wall street art dan bangunan2 bersejarah yang lucu2.. wajar banget klo Penang dkasi julukan Penang World Heritage City, kotanya rapid an adem banget, betah deh.. Sore ampe malem kita muter2in Penang Heritage Area, Alhamdulillah udah banyak tempat yang udah kita checklist jadi besoknyanya kita bisa jalan di tempat laen lagi deh.. Malemnya kita jalan2 di mall Komtar sambil makan es krim di McD choco top, entah kenapa di sini enak banget coklatnya beda ama yg di Indo huksss, pulangnya kita beli makan di Hameed.

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Money Spent in Day 6

  1. Tiket Kreta Hatyai – Butterworth = 2 x332THB = 664 THB
  2. Beli nasi di Border Thailand – Malaysia = 3,5 RM
  3. Ongkos Rapid Penang Jetti-Komtar = 2,8 RM
  4. Biaya Perawatan New Asia Heritage Hotel = 4 RM
  5. Nasi Kandar Line Clear = 21,5 RM
  6. Nasi Goreng Hameed = 4 RM
  7. Es Krim McD = 3,6 RM
  8. Beli air minum = 3,6 RM
  9. Naik Feri penyebrangan Butterworth-Penang = 2x 1,2 RM = 2,4 RM

Komtar yang letaknya di dekat hotel. Dari Komtar, kita jalan kaki menuju New Asia Heritage Hotel. Hotelnya cozy, dan vintage banget, yah namanya juga heritage yah, hotelnya adem plus deket kemana2.. recommended deh..