My Town

Few years ago, our Mayor made a new regulation for our city concerning uniforms for government institution. The uniforms now must refer to provisions of sharia, mashaAllah. So, now, the male students who used to have uniform of pants above the knees, revert to long pants 😀 and the girls (and female employees) also use headscarfs.

Good thing is now most of ladies are now considering headscarfs as everyday outfit. Bad thing is, they only think about hearscarfs but ignoring other Islamic clothing requirements. Like this, this is a bit funny, I think 😉

I think it is better than short pants and low-top shirts though, right? And maybe they were short-pant-girls, so this is probably a huge leap for them. Still, may these sisters (and me) get wiser on putting clothes on.

Also, the good thing is, you will see so many cute little girls in hijab wherever you go. Like these kids, coming home from gymnastic class in school. 😀

Look at the boy, he fixed his shoes, and just sat there on the street no worries for his pants might get dirty, soo cute :D, no adults will do that 😀

These girls are coming home from the mosque after studying Qur’an, adorable

The kids are cute, right? The girls in blue asked me, can we pose? 😆 So I said : “YES!!” 😀

I hope the regulation will bring more benefit to the society. Of course, now the regulation for having certificate of the ability to read Qur’an for kids to enter junior high (approximately 12 years old) brings many many positive influence. Also student’s report cards for Islamic studies every saturday night 😉 . No more running around in the street every saturday night for students 😆 . So the parents are not only focusing on math and science only, right?  Now, parents must send their kids to the mosques to study Qur’an and Islam. Alhumdulillah, by being used to come to mosques, kids are not afraid to play there in every occasions. And the mosque near my house, alhumdulillah, it provides the kids a field to play skateboard or football, mashaAllah! (I should take some pictures of it when I have time, inshaAllah)

Of course, some people say that mixing the sharia and public regulation will bring sharia to lower level. I used to think that, too, astaghfirullah. But, now I realize that separation of culture and public regulation with sharia in the most populated muslim country in the world is just ridiculous! Of course, many must be improved, but step by step, things are getting better, specially compare to other cities in my country, alhumdulillah. 😀

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  1. #1 by fanny on February 18, 2011 - 1:40 pm

    i love it

  2. #2 by Me on February 10, 2011 - 7:41 am

    Anak-anak pulang mengaji tu lucu x ya.. (yang di tengah terutama).
    wah tanpa mereka sadari, kk membuat mereka jadi terkenal (ke seuluruh dunia) 😆

    jadi, aurat tentang tangan tu memang sampai 2 jengkal k? ada hadisnya?

    • #3 by rialive on February 10, 2011 - 7:59 am

      iya ndak, me.. serasa pencari bakat kk 😀
      itulah, kk payah nyari haditsnya lg, tp ada juga yg menafsirkan 2 jengkal tu dr ujung jari tangan me..
      meragukan ya..

  3. #4 by me aishi on February 8, 2011 - 8:40 am

    kotanya dimana nih? dan pic pertama sungguh setuju klo mereka cm memperhatikan kerudung saja, padahal tangan aurat yah ^^ seperti yg saya bahas di blog sya kali ini.

    • #5 by rialive on February 8, 2011 - 9:02 am

      Di Padang, Sis..
      Iya, tangan aurat juga, tp mudah2an mereka bertahap jd lbh baik..
      Amin =)

  4. #6 by MuslimWife23 on February 5, 2011 - 6:08 pm

    salam alikum sister!

    how are you? long time no see…

    Great post mashallah. Glad to hear about these changes and mashallah those little girls are sooo adorable! May Allah guide us all.

    • #7 by rialive on February 5, 2011 - 6:28 pm

      Wa alaikum salam warahmatullah, Muslimwife

      I am fine by the grace of Allah subhana wa taala.
      Amiin =)

  5. #8 by Umm Aaminah on February 4, 2011 - 8:59 am

    Masha’Allah sis, love the posts and the pics! Especially the photo of the cute lil girls coming from Qur’an class; may Allah make them among the pious muslimeen, amin!

    • #9 by rialive on February 4, 2011 - 10:48 am

      Amiin, Allahuma amin..
      Thank you Umm Aaminah 🙂

  6. #10 by rialive on February 3, 2011 - 6:52 am

    @ Fathya : yes, better than mini skirt 😀

    @ kak Mona : thank you kak Mona, HUGS!

    @ Halima : alhumdulillah, thank you, sister. well it’s LA! 😀 if you ever visit my country, do let me know 😀 love love love your comment!

  7. #11 by Halima Derrar on February 3, 2011 - 3:05 am

    I always look forward to your blog- it’s my favourite, hands down! It’s so interesting to see what’s going on for the muslims in other countries- I would love to visit your country, inshallah. If you saw what the muslims wear here in Los Angeles- and to the masjid even- you would probably faint! Love love love your blog, mashallah!

    Halima

  8. #12 by mona on February 2, 2011 - 11:35 pm

    very nice for you to blur the faces of the girls 🙂
    and the kids are adorable!!
    you dress just fine, dear, HUGS!

  9. #13 by fathya on February 2, 2011 - 11:28 pm

    very nice 😀
    and you’re right, in the 1st picture, it is better than mini skirt 😉

  10. #14 by jnana on February 2, 2011 - 7:41 pm

    The pictures are so adorable!

    • #15 by rialive on February 2, 2011 - 10:19 pm

      Thank you, sis Jnana 😀

  11. #16 by donny on February 2, 2011 - 2:37 pm

    making the purpose vanish right into thin air. And to think these law maker are sentient intelligent people…… they’re nut jobs same as us regular people XD

    • #17 by rialive on February 2, 2011 - 2:52 pm

      Nobody said that the law makers are more inteligent than others.
      But to think good on people is better than to be sceptic on everything they do.
      I think, the law makers are having good intention.
      Probably it has something to do with political popularity, but yes, better than to have these girls running around half naked all over town corner.
      😀

  12. #18 by badroez on February 2, 2011 - 1:12 pm

    that’s why i love padang, specially minangkabau

    • #19 by rialive on February 2, 2011 - 1:41 pm

      same here, da Bad 😀

  13. #20 by Bluepearl on February 2, 2011 - 1:03 pm

    Mashallah – great policy. Building of a respectable nation!

    • #21 by rialive on February 2, 2011 - 1:40 pm

      This only done in two provinces only, Sis Blue Pearl.
      The province of Ocha (we call it Aceh), and West Sumatra, my place.

      I hope every single day, things are getting better, biiznillahi taala 🙂

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