Author: Said Muniruddin

Writer I Spiritual Leadership Speaker

AKU HANYA PUNYA CINTA DAN SEBUAH JENDELA

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AKU HANYA PUNYA CINTA DAN SEBUAH JENDELA
Oleh Said Muniruddin (Penerjemah)

Ada dua laki-laki, keduanya sakit parah, menempati kamar yang sama di sebuah rumah sakit. Salah satu dari mereka diizinkan dokter untuk duduk diranjang selama satu jam setiap sore guna mengeringkan cairan yang ada di paru-parunya. Ranjangnya kebetulan tepat berada di dekat satu-satunya jendela ruangan tersebut. Sementara seorang laki-laki lain menempati sudut lain ruangan tersebut dan harus menghabiskan seluruh waktunya dengan terlentang di atas ranjang.

DOKTER ADALAH OBAT

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image: courseweb.unt.edu

DOKTER ADALAH OBAT
Oleh Said Muniruddin

Dokter adalah obat untuk kesembuhan,
bukan pemberi resep untuk segala aib dan penyakit.

Ketika menawarkan praktik penyembuhan,
dokter adalah penyembuh itu sendiri.

DOA PERGI KULIAH

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DOA PERGI KULIAH
Oleh Said Muniruddin

Ya Allah….
ku ingin hari ini menjadi ladang
untuk menuai ilmu

Jadikan semua yang ku lihat,
yang ku dengar dan rasakan
sebagai tambahan pengetahuan bagi ku.

KRITISLAH TERHADAP SEJARAH!

HABIB ABDURRAHMAN AL-ZAHIR
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Kritislah Terhadap Sejarah!
Oleh Said Muniruddin

Tulisan ini sengaja ditulis untuk meluruskan pandangan M. Adli Abdullah terhadap Habib Abdurrahman Azzahir, seorang diplomat dan panglima perang kerajaan Aceh yang dinilai sebagai pengkhianat. Dalam beberapa opininya, “Catatan Aceh yang Tercecer” (06/09/2009 – lihat note 1) dan “Wali Nanggroe versi Habib” (13/09/2009, lihat note 2) tercium aroma sinisme Adli Abdullah terhadap sosok pejuang ini.

PUASA DALAM BERBAGAI AGAMA

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image: news.dm

Puada dalam Berbagai Agama
Oleh Said Muniruddin

“Puasa, praktek-praktek ibadah ritual harian, serta bentuk-bentuk pendisiplinan yang menyiksa diri lainnya -bagi siapapun yang melakukan ini, tidak akan mendapat manfaat sedikitpun, melainkan hanya buang-buang waktu saja”.

BE A STUDENT OF GOOD COOK!

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image: recipes4us.co.uk

Be a Student of Good Cook!
By Said Muniruddin

I have been pursuing my M.Sc  in Accounting and Finance in the University of Birmingham since September 2005 under the sponsorship of Ford Foundation International Fellowship Program (FF-IFP). It is expected to be completed in August 2006. As a student, I would like to share an experience on how to survive in a foreign country related to the ability of cooking. The following is my recommendation for those who want to study abroad.

OUR ATTITUDE TOWARD MONEY

rupiahOur Attitude toward Money
(Before and After Tsunami)
By Said Muniruddin

“Do you think wealth can make you immortal and live happily?”, a rhetorical question can be found in many religious teachings. God the Almighty poses us this question since we have a tendency to become a materialistic society.

DAILY JOURNEY TO PPB UI

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Daily Journey to PPB UI
By Said Muniruddin

If you were I, you would have experienced this interesting daily journey to Pusat Pengembangan Bahasa Universitas Indonesia (PPB UI). It takes around 35 minutes from Komplek DPR-RI Kalibata, a place where I stay (in Bahasa: “numpang”) during PAT, to arrive at PPB UI.

TSUNAMI TAUGHT ME HOW TO CRY

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Tsunami Taught Me How to Cry
By Said Muniruddin

Never did before in my life I cried very often until I witnessed what happened in Banda Aceh post-tsunami attacked on December 26, 2004. I returned from Jakarta to Aceh just only to make sure that my family and friends were all fine. However, I found many things contrary to what I expected. Daunting things shocked my heart.

THE MISUSE OF MOBILE PHONES

mobile phonesThe Misuse of Mobile Phones
By Said Muniruddin

Nowadays, mobile phones appear as a dilemma in the society. Ideally, this new invention should improve our live, specifically for communication. Conversely, many people use this gadget in the wrong way. They are busy calling colleague in the middle of a meeting, conference, and lecture or at any moment which they actually should pay a serious attention. The following are some illustrations about the misuse of these devices.

WHY OUR ToEFL SCORES NEVER EXCEED 600?

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Why our ToEFL Scores never Exceed 600?
By Said Muniruddin

This a a reflection by the end of Pre-Academic Training of Ford Foundation International Fellowship Program. Though we have spent a plenty of time at PPB-UI to master English, beginning from September 2004 until March 2005, we still make a slow progress in TOEFL. According to the excessive time we have consumed, started from 8.00 am to 3.00 pm, from Monday to Friday, within the last 5 months, it should have sharply improved our ability in the subject. We all should have gained score of 600 in ToEFL now.

A MAGNIFICENT “RANTEE BUI”

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A Magnificent “Rantëë Bui”
By Said Muniruddin

What had made Acehnese warriors during Dutch Colonial War, 1873 to 1905, so heroic to fight against the enemy was what is now known as “Rantëë Buii”. It is one of the most valuable historical remains.

SINGLE OR DOUBLE ?

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Single or Double?
By Said Muniruddin

Life will be more beautiful if a man gets married soon than keeps staying as a single. There are many reasons why a man should quickly marry a woman. I have listed some of them for you.