Internet of Things:: When everything is connected

“The Internet of Things connects devices such as every day consumer object and industrial equipment onto the network, enabling information gathering and management of these devices via software to increase efficiency, enable new services, or achieve other health, safety or environmental benefits”

http://www.goldmansachs.com/our-thinking/outlook/internet-of-things/iot-report.pdf

Last semester (my 2nd semester), I took course about Advance Mobile Communication. This kind of course I never took in my undergraduate, thus it’s quite interesting for me. Good to take this course. Many new things I’ve got. One of them is about internet of things. I will not write about the details about IoT because I’m also not expert on this field. But here is a few explanations and examples of IoT.

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Eid Al-Fitr in Seoul :: Eid Mubarok!

Assalamu’alaikum warohmatullohi wabarokatuh.

Alhamdulillah. Eid Mubarok! Taqobbalallohu minna wa minkum (May Allah accept it from you and us). Shiyama manna wa shiyama kum (my fasting and your fasting). Minal aidzin wal fadzin (May you be among those who have happy returns). I apologize for all my mistakes I ever did to you. Eid mubarok!

Celebrating Eid Al-Fitr in Seoul is another great story of my life. Although we know that we are living here as minority and couldn’t feel the euforia of this great eve ever every year in here, but alhamdulillah I and friends still could do Eid Al-Fitri prayer together, with other Indonesian fellows in Seoul. Some of friends who have been staying here for a long time did open house.

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Day #29 Ramadhan in Seoul – The Last Day of Ramadhan

Assalamu’alaikum Warohmatulloh Wabarokatuh.

The last day of Ramadhan. Taqobbal allahu minna wa minkum. May Alloh accept our fasting and give us chance to meet next Ramadhan. Many new stories I’ve got from fasting in Seoul. We are living as minority. Ramadhan is felt different in someway. But, the intention is the same.

Now it’s time again for Eid
Ramadhan runs with speed
Waiting for began
Like an old friend,
Ramadhan Moon..

Like an old friend,
Ramadhan Moon..

Yusuf Islam – Ramadhan Moon

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Day #28 Ramadhan in Seoul

Now Grand Dad is in i’tikaf
Only ten days are left
He’s praying every night
Dressed all in white
Hands held high
With tears in his eyes
Asking for forgiveness and paradise..

Yusuf Islam- Ramadhan Moon

Ramadhan-28

Assalamu’alaikum Warohmatulloh Wabarokatuh.

Day 28 has been passed. We did the last tarawih in Ramadhan. I still can remember my dad’s eyes, full of tears when Ramadhan is  about to leave. On the last day of Ramadhan, after finishing Isya prayer, we used to play fireworks on 2nd floor of our home. My dad and uncle wanted to entertain children there. After that, we are all busy to prepare snacks, foods, and beverages for guess on the next day (after Eid Al- fitr prayer) who will come to our house. Our house is next to the musholla. The feeling is good when you can hear takbeer all day and night in the last day of Ramadhan.  Continue reading

Day #26 and #27 of Ramadhan in Seoul

All those eyes look swollen. Ramadhan will leave us soon. All feelings are fulfilling their heart and mind. “Can I meet Ramadhan again? Is my Ramadhan good enough to improve my self? Or I just waste my Ramadhan? Are we closer to Alloh in this month?” They cry everyday. Closer to the end of Ramadhan, heavier tears they have.

I cannot restore the time. I don’t even know when I will die. This first Ramadhan, far from family. First eid Al fitr withouth my lovely family. I hope Alloh will give me chance to meet next Ramadhan and to meet my family soon. Many useless things and unnecessary activities I still did in this Ramadhan. Ramadhan always brings happiness.

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Ramadhan day 26. Homesick also comes together with the sadness of Ramadhan’s leaving. Continue reading

Day #21 – #25 Ramadhan in Seoul

Assalamu’alaikum Warohmatullohi Wabarokatuh.

It’s already the last third of Ramadhan. How do you feel? Happy? Sad? Many quotes said that Ramadhan is like an old friend. We couldn’t meet Ramadhan in other months. Closing to the end of Ramadhan, personally, I feel sad and happy in the same time. Happy because we will meet new beginning as better person inshaa Alloh. Sad, because Ramadhan will leave us soon, the holy month, special month. Once one of my friends ever said to me at the first night of Ramadhan, “Why do you take it so serious?” Unfortunately, I hadn’t had a chance to explain in proper words. Of course ramadhan is special and all muslims will take it seriously to seek Alloh’s forgiveness. But, my friend, Wijaya, ever told me to calm me down, “It’s okay. Because Ramadhan is only for the people who believe in it.” As I wrote on the previous postings, many advantages we can get in this month. Sometimes, I feel upset of my self who couldn’t use every second in Ramadhan as well as possible. Hope Alloh gives us chance to finish this Ramadhan and meet the next Ramadhan.

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One of new habit we feel that we can do it easily in Ramadhan is getting up and doing prayer around 2 am, when other people are still in their deep sleep or even some of them are still awake, attached to their dunya businesses. It seems we can get up easier in this month than get up at 2 am in other months. I think this is one of the reasons why we feel time goes so fast in Ramadhan. Because muslims use most of the time with many activities, specifically activities related to God.  Muslims will pray all the night, working or studying in the morning, cooking before dusk and dawn. May Alloh accept muslims prayers.

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“It’s the heart of a Muslim through the guidance of Islam
That makes you fair ,kind and helpful to your fellow man
So living as a Muslim means that you must play a part
Allah looks not at how you look, but what is in your heart”

Zain Bhika – Heart of Muslim

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Day #13 – #20 Ramadhan in Seoul

Assalamu’alaikum warohmatullohi wabarokatuh. Sorry for late post. I post 7 days Ramadhan in Seoul into this one post. Anyway, It’s entering the last 10 days of Ramadhan. Happiness and sadness come together. Ramadhan will leave us soon. Let’s try our best to fill this last 10 days of Ramadhan.

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Ramadhan is a special month, that every good deed will be counted as special deed with big reward.

Ibn Al-Mubarak (Ra) said: “May a small deed is magnified by the sincere intention; and may a great deed be diminished by the insincere intention.”

One of the ways we can do to seek knowledge is by listening to good radio or TV channel that provides Islamic talk instead of entertainment. Well, in Indonesia especially, many TV channels only give the audience entertainment without useful content. Be picky on that kind TV shows. May Alloh give us guidance. Another great way is to recite the qur’an.

‘Abd-Allaah ibn Mas’ood (Ra) said: The Prophet (Sallallahu Alaihi Wasallam) said: “Whoever reads a letter of the Book of Allah will be credited with a good deed, and a good deed gets a tenfold reward. I do not say that Alif-Laam-Meem is a letter, rather alif is a letter, laam is a letter and meem is a letter.”[al-Tirmidhi, 2910]

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You can have discuss about rules and anything about Islam in other 11 months. But, it will be felt very special if we do it more in this month. Well, after Ramadhan left us, hope we can keep this kind of good environment and talks that can make us as better person.

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Although we are feeling hungry and thirsty and cannot do anything carelessly, that doesn’t become a reason to not be happy, stay active and positive. Half of Ramadhan had trained us to bear with hungry and thirsty, but how about the other forbidden activities? We should keep our spirit to improve our selves. Good to have good friends here who often reminds me of keep doing good deed.

Another event had held on day 15th in Ramadhan–iftar together. Although we, Islamic students in SeoulTech regularly have iftar together everyday, on that day, we had special guest. Ustadz from Indonesia who wanted to share simple and light material about Islam. This is very rare event here compared to Ramadhan in Indonesia and may be in other Islamic countries.

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Iftar together SeoulTech Students with IMUSKA (Indonesian Muslim Students Association in Korea)

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