State University of Padang

I gave a lecture entitled “Research and education in university” in front of staff of Faculty of Mathematics and Natural Science, State University of Padang, Indonesia. Potential research approach was discussed. Also attend are Dr. Ali Amran; the Dean of Faculty of Mathematics and Natural Science, and Prof. Nur Anas Djamil.

Eid ul-Fitr in Singaparna

In this Eid ul-Fitr, I and my family visited my wife’s kampong in Singaparna, Tasikmalaya, West Java, Indonesia from 21 to 28 October 2006. For us, as Muslims, Eid ul-Fitr is a joyful celebration of the achievement of enhanced piety. Eid is also a time to come together as a community and to renew friendship and family ties. I, my wife and my children meet with our extended family; cousins, aunts, uncles, grandparents, foster children etc. Aqiqah, a traditional celebration for the birth of Fahima Zikra, our baby girl, which involves the sacrifice of a goat indium thanks to Allah SWT, was also carried out on 22 October 2006 in Singaparna.

Fahima Zikra, a baby girl

Alhamdulillah (all praise is due to Allah), I had a baby girl. My little princess, Fahima Zikra, was born on Tuesday, September 12, weighing 3.52 kg, measuring 50 cm long! She is healthy and growing more beautiful every day.