There is an Indonesian as well as Eastern Malaysian custom to gather and recite together. In some occasions, the event is conducted with considerable number of participants, praise the Almighty Allah, and recite the Holy Quran together. However, in Quran chapter 7 verses 203-205, it was mentioned – “…This Qur’an is enlightenment from your Lord and guidance and mercy for people who believe. So when the Qur’an is recited, then listen to it and pay attention that you may receive mercy. And remember (Zikir) your Lord within yourself in humility and in fear without being apparent in speech – in the mornings and the evenings. And do not be among the heedless.” (Surah Al A’raf: 203-205). There is no doubt that Zikir is important and a must for every Muslim, but it should be done silently or in low voice.
Award Winner: Photo of the Day | November 07
Award Score: 65 (Value 12.5, Clarity 12.5, Composition 16, Style 12, Skill 12)
Photo of the Day Award Category: Islamic Photography
Photograph Location: Kuala Kencana, Papua | Indonesia
Photographer: Ismawan Arief Ismail (Kuala Kencana, Papua, Indonesia)
Ismawan Ismail born in 1972 and started to take pictures using pocket camera since his high-school days. An IT executive at a mining company located in Papua, Indonesia that started his IT career from a computer hobbyist, he is hoping that someday photography can also be another hobby-to-career move for him, as he already started taking photo assignments and selling stock photos.