Tag Archives: Muhammad Yamin Ismail

Photo-Essay: London – Fast City, Fast Movers

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by Author: Dr. Muhammad Yamin Ismail

London’s commuters always feel the squeeze. People here travelled underground. Rush hour is just that with most people wanting to rush down the escalators, and most of them walk on  escalators. During peak time, the waiting time for a train underground is one to five minutes. 80 percent of the entire carriage is plugged in at all times.

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Photo-Essay: Kehidupan Bajau Laut

 

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oleh Pengarang: Dr. Muhammad Yamin Ismail

Satu usaha untuk menggambarkan kehidupan seharian suku Bajau Laut setelah bertandang dan menyaksikan sendiri keunikan kehidupan suku kaum ini di Pulau Mabul, Pulau Maiga dan Pulau Gusungan, Semporna, Sabah pada bulan Mei 2014.

Berdasarkan sejarah, Bajau Laut adalah sebuah kumpulan etnik Sabah yang berasal dari Filipina dan Indonesia di mana mereka tinggal di lautan, membina perahu yang juga digunakan sebagai tempat ‘penginapan’ dan kehidupan seharian bergantung kepada hasil memancing dan berdagang.

Mereka juga hidup berhampiran pantai dengan mendirikan rumah di lautan serta menjadikan bot yang dibina sebagai pengangkutan utama.
Kebanyakan mereka bekerja sebagai nelayan dan mereka adalah perenang yang cekap.

Pondok atau rumah penginapan mereka dibina di atas air. Kanak-kanak dilihat gembira mendayung perahu, berenang dan bermain bersama-sama manakala golongan dewasa ke laut menangkap ikan.

Walaupun hidup di dalam kesusahan, mereka tetap bertahan dan inilah yang membuatkan kaum Bajau Laut sebuah komuniti yang menarik untuk kita pelajari kisah hidup mereka.

Photo-Essay: Muncar Fishing Village

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by Authors: Dr. Muhammad Yamin Ismail

Four weeks ago I was in Muncar, Banyuwangi, East Java.

Muncar is a fishing village about one hour’s drive from Banyuwangi. The villagers were descendants of Madura. The views of fisherman activities in this village can be seen here with various ornamental and decorated traditional and modern fishing ship. Their fishing boats were beautifully decorated.

More than 90 percent of Muncar population are muslims. They were very friendly and hospitable, especially when I said my name is Haji Yamin from Malaysia, so its a delightful place for street photography. Besides being a fisherman, they also sell foods infront of their house or in the pavements.

Photo-Essay: Kuliah Pagi Jumaat

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oleh Pengarang: Dr. Muhammad Yamin Ismail

Kuliah pagi Jumaat di Kota Bharu, ribuan para hadirin yang datang dari segenap pelusuk negeri dan negara, dengan pelbagai latar belakang, tekun mendengar pengajaran ilmu yang disampaikan, saya menghabiskan masa separuh hari di sini, terpegun dengan suasana, bersama sebuah kamera.

Photo-Essay: Kuala Lumpur – Antara Dua Wajah

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oleh Pengarang: Dr. Muhammad Yamin Ismail

Hidup di Kuala Lumpur memerlukan kemahiran secukupnya untuk survival kehidupan. Jalan menuju kesenangan hidup menuntut ketekunan dan disiplin. Kegagalan melakukannya menyebabkan kehidupan yang serba kekurangan di kota kosmopolitan ini. Kata Winston Churchill, “Kita membentuk bandar dan bandar membentuk kita.”.

Photo-Essay: Cambodia Muslims

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by Authors: Dr. Muhammad Yamin Ismail

Islam is the religion of a majority of the Cham (also called Khmer Islam) and Malay minorities in Cambodia. According to Po Dharma, there were 150,000 to 200,000 Muslims in Cambodia as late as 1975. Persecution under the Khmer Rouge eroded their numbers, and by 2009, the Pew Research Center estimated that 1.6% of the population, or 300,000 people were Muslims. In the mean time Khmers represent the largest ethnicity in a population of about 14 million.

The Cham people are concentrated at the Kampong Cham Province and Kampong Chnang province in Cambodia. They follow Islam and uphold its pillars. The Cham Muslim community in Cambodia runs religious schools and headed by a Mufti.

Today, Muslims are able to practice their religion normally and out in the open. This commenced in the People Republic of Kampuchea era where Islam was given the same freedom as that of Buddhism, the official religion practiced by the majority of Cambodians. During Khmer Rouge, many of the mosques and schools building were destroyed and they need a financial aid to rebuild those buildings.