Monday, April 7, 2008

Learning the Islamic Art

I do like to have my day at Taman Tasik Perdana. Best sebenarnye, walaupun bunyi macam boring..I have myself several times down here. Last weekend, hubby and I went to have a little vacation to the Islamic Museum Art Gallery, sited in front of the Masjid Negara. The building was huge, white in color and yeah memang macam art building la.

Toward the inside,I was like..ouh this is museum the museum..haha, it is so quiet and almost nobody is around..adalah some tourist, itu pun tak banyak..well, after pay a RM24 tickets for two ( I will have half of the price if I bring my MMU student card) we start to find out the Islamic Art.

The collection of the famous mosque replica from around the globe impressed me. The architecture (the dome, calligraphy, colors assortment) illustrates Islamic civilization and other factors made this mosque a famous and everlastingly become place to unite Muslim.

The Dome of Rock, Ummayad Dynasty Jurusalem. (691 AD) The octagonal structure surrounds a rock that memorialize the spot from which the Prophet Muhammad (SAW) ascended on his Night Journey to Heaven ( Isra’ Mikraj).

org kate dulu kubah die plated gold

This structural design I admire most. Khodja Ahmad Yassaviy Mosque & Mousoleum Kazakhtan (14 century AD) construct with a typical of Timur’s imperial style.


memang hebat rekaannye

Xian Mosque, China (Tang dynasty)

we can still sees the Chinese tradition in both its design and artistic look.

The Great Mosque of Al – Haram 7 century AD. The holliest place on earth. Architecturally, reflects classical neo- Ottaman style. Kiswah, adalah kain yang menutup dinding-dinding Kaabah, dan Burqu’ adalah kain yang menutup pintu Kaabah. As the holliest place, we must well know about this Sacred Mosque, Mosque of Al- Haram



Taj Mahal, Agra India - 1648 AD. The white domed marble is superb. I become excited to read about this mausoleum after watching documentary about this great creation. Beside the story about his favourite wife Mumtaz, they have said that Shah Jahan was so obsessed about God and try to place himself beside God that he decorated the Taj Mahal assisted by one famous sufi as the diagram of The Final Judgement. Although he was an arrogant leader, but he fight back to protect Islam in his era. Until his dead, his face turn towards Mecca.
The 32 million rupees with human workforce were not enough for him to build another Black Taj Mahal. Hebat! After all an appreciation must give to its designer, Ustad Ahmad Lahauri. Do read the detail, you must be amazed! Taj Mahal, someday..


me practicing my pose infront of Taj Mahal

Ok, I finished visited the famous mosque..hehe..the picture I didn’t upload was Masjid Nabawi, Madinah / Ibnu Tulun Mosque, Cairo / Selimiye Mosque ,Edirne Turkey / Imam Mosque, Isfahan. But they must forgot the Mosque of Cordoba, Spain..sigh*
After all, no camera is allowed here..but I cant help my self! I am excited to be here, museum the museum..ok next photograph..

Actually, don’t you think Istanbul is a great place? Because the location, and somehow they have European influence in style. Lets walk back to Ottaman era Turkey 1235 AH.

Assalamualaikum, sebelum masuk rumah orang ye..

The picture show when I was in the most important room qa’a. hehe I was reminiscent of Roman classical! The floor were made of marble, ceiling was constructed out of wooden and painted, not to forget the fountain and my favorite chandelier.

Al-Quran 1269 AH, Ottaman Turkey

I saw the history of Islam globalization to India and China region thru the example of crockery, jewelries, textile and even the home decoration. Awesome! Also found their version of calender, prayer book and wedding certificate.

But it come to gloomy when I read about the forgotten Palestin. As we know our previous Kiblat point was Jurusalem, lets pray for the goodness of our brothers and sisters in Palestin..amin..

It’s about 30 minutes before the museum to closed that we went to this Special Gallery. There is an exhibition about Faith & Power Women in Islam.

The exhibition present us the past great women on earth, Asiyah, Maryam (the only woman to have the chapter in Qur'an), Khadijah, Aishah..you know the name. Others like queen Arwa of Yamen, Sultana Radiya of Delhi, Cik Siti Wan Kembang pun ade tau

the potrait of Queen of Sheba a.k.a Ratu Balqis the ruler of great kingdom of Yamen at the time of Prophet Sulaiman

Tapi boring sikit la pameran ni because they expect us to read all the stuff. I wish that diorang ni rajin sikit. My suggestion, kurangkan karangan..banyak kan benda untuk di lihat. Sangat tidak berpuas hati kerana kita di larang mengambil gambar..hey, tak sempat la nak baca semua..Sedih tak dapat ambil gambar contoh kotak make up zaman dulu..its very nice, you know!

Even so, we then know that women have a place in authority and occupied of power.

There was a quotation I remember I read;

Whoever knows the worth of women and the mystery reposing in them will not refrain from loving them, indeed love for them is part of the perfection of a man who knows God, for it is legacy of the Prophet and Divine love.

Nice one, right?

Its worth the museum tour, so plan your weekend ok ..hehe
It was raining when we finished...so makan time!

6 comments:

fiza said...

weyh..oleh kerana harini aku malas nk keje n bos pon takde..secara tak langsungnye aku dah baca page ni walaupon ko baru mengupdate sejam yg lepas..supportive tak aku? :D

Ernie Khairina Mahtar said...

fiza, sebab tu aku sayang ko! muahhh

.:: Khairieah ::. said...

eh i mau pegi jugakk.. ;(

Ernie Khairina Mahtar said...

sa tau juak ko minat!

.:: Khairieah ::. said...

haha..not fair!

fizah said...

ok, kalau aku gi tpt ni sure menguap..hehe

Monday, April 7, 2008

Learning the Islamic Art

I do like to have my day at Taman Tasik Perdana. Best sebenarnye, walaupun bunyi macam boring..I have myself several times down here. Last weekend, hubby and I went to have a little vacation to the Islamic Museum Art Gallery, sited in front of the Masjid Negara. The building was huge, white in color and yeah memang macam art building la.

Toward the inside,I was like..ouh this is museum the museum..haha, it is so quiet and almost nobody is around..adalah some tourist, itu pun tak banyak..well, after pay a RM24 tickets for two ( I will have half of the price if I bring my MMU student card) we start to find out the Islamic Art.

The collection of the famous mosque replica from around the globe impressed me. The architecture (the dome, calligraphy, colors assortment) illustrates Islamic civilization and other factors made this mosque a famous and everlastingly become place to unite Muslim.

The Dome of Rock, Ummayad Dynasty Jurusalem. (691 AD) The octagonal structure surrounds a rock that memorialize the spot from which the Prophet Muhammad (SAW) ascended on his Night Journey to Heaven ( Isra’ Mikraj).

org kate dulu kubah die plated gold

This structural design I admire most. Khodja Ahmad Yassaviy Mosque & Mousoleum Kazakhtan (14 century AD) construct with a typical of Timur’s imperial style.


memang hebat rekaannye

Xian Mosque, China (Tang dynasty)

we can still sees the Chinese tradition in both its design and artistic look.

The Great Mosque of Al – Haram 7 century AD. The holliest place on earth. Architecturally, reflects classical neo- Ottaman style. Kiswah, adalah kain yang menutup dinding-dinding Kaabah, dan Burqu’ adalah kain yang menutup pintu Kaabah. As the holliest place, we must well know about this Sacred Mosque, Mosque of Al- Haram



Taj Mahal, Agra India - 1648 AD. The white domed marble is superb. I become excited to read about this mausoleum after watching documentary about this great creation. Beside the story about his favourite wife Mumtaz, they have said that Shah Jahan was so obsessed about God and try to place himself beside God that he decorated the Taj Mahal assisted by one famous sufi as the diagram of The Final Judgement. Although he was an arrogant leader, but he fight back to protect Islam in his era. Until his dead, his face turn towards Mecca.
The 32 million rupees with human workforce were not enough for him to build another Black Taj Mahal. Hebat! After all an appreciation must give to its designer, Ustad Ahmad Lahauri. Do read the detail, you must be amazed! Taj Mahal, someday..


me practicing my pose infront of Taj Mahal

Ok, I finished visited the famous mosque..hehe..the picture I didn’t upload was Masjid Nabawi, Madinah / Ibnu Tulun Mosque, Cairo / Selimiye Mosque ,Edirne Turkey / Imam Mosque, Isfahan. But they must forgot the Mosque of Cordoba, Spain..sigh*
After all, no camera is allowed here..but I cant help my self! I am excited to be here, museum the museum..ok next photograph..

Actually, don’t you think Istanbul is a great place? Because the location, and somehow they have European influence in style. Lets walk back to Ottaman era Turkey 1235 AH.

Assalamualaikum, sebelum masuk rumah orang ye..

The picture show when I was in the most important room qa’a. hehe I was reminiscent of Roman classical! The floor were made of marble, ceiling was constructed out of wooden and painted, not to forget the fountain and my favorite chandelier.

Al-Quran 1269 AH, Ottaman Turkey

I saw the history of Islam globalization to India and China region thru the example of crockery, jewelries, textile and even the home decoration. Awesome! Also found their version of calender, prayer book and wedding certificate.

But it come to gloomy when I read about the forgotten Palestin. As we know our previous Kiblat point was Jurusalem, lets pray for the goodness of our brothers and sisters in Palestin..amin..

It’s about 30 minutes before the museum to closed that we went to this Special Gallery. There is an exhibition about Faith & Power Women in Islam.

The exhibition present us the past great women on earth, Asiyah, Maryam (the only woman to have the chapter in Qur'an), Khadijah, Aishah..you know the name. Others like queen Arwa of Yamen, Sultana Radiya of Delhi, Cik Siti Wan Kembang pun ade tau

the potrait of Queen of Sheba a.k.a Ratu Balqis the ruler of great kingdom of Yamen at the time of Prophet Sulaiman

Tapi boring sikit la pameran ni because they expect us to read all the stuff. I wish that diorang ni rajin sikit. My suggestion, kurangkan karangan..banyak kan benda untuk di lihat. Sangat tidak berpuas hati kerana kita di larang mengambil gambar..hey, tak sempat la nak baca semua..Sedih tak dapat ambil gambar contoh kotak make up zaman dulu..its very nice, you know!

Even so, we then know that women have a place in authority and occupied of power.

There was a quotation I remember I read;

Whoever knows the worth of women and the mystery reposing in them will not refrain from loving them, indeed love for them is part of the perfection of a man who knows God, for it is legacy of the Prophet and Divine love.

Nice one, right?

Its worth the museum tour, so plan your weekend ok ..hehe
It was raining when we finished...so makan time!

6 comments:

fiza said...

weyh..oleh kerana harini aku malas nk keje n bos pon takde..secara tak langsungnye aku dah baca page ni walaupon ko baru mengupdate sejam yg lepas..supportive tak aku? :D

Ernie Khairina Mahtar said...

fiza, sebab tu aku sayang ko! muahhh

.:: Khairieah ::. said...

eh i mau pegi jugakk.. ;(

Ernie Khairina Mahtar said...

sa tau juak ko minat!

.:: Khairieah ::. said...

haha..not fair!

fizah said...

ok, kalau aku gi tpt ni sure menguap..hehe