Monday, October 15, 2012

Siri Jelajah Ekonomi Syariah di Balik Papan (Bandar Petroleum), Kalimantan Timur, Indonesia

Sinopsis : Pada 5hb. Oktober sehingga 9hb. Oktober 2012, satu siri jelajah da'wah berkenaan penyatuan ummah melalui ekonomi syariah telah dilakukan di Balik Papan, kalimantan Timur Indonesia oleh da'ie Abdul Halim Bin Abdul Hamid. Berikut merupakan keratan akhbar liputan siri da'wah tersebut yang mana turut disiarkan melalui radio tempatan.

Wednesday, September 5, 2012

Your Cell Phone Makes You A Prisoner Of A Digital World Where Virtually Anyone Can Hack You And Track You   

If you own a cell phone, you might as well kiss your privacy goodbye.  Cell phone companies know more about us than most of us would ever dare to imagine.  Your cell phone company is tracking everywhere that you go and it is making a record of everything that you do with your phone.  Much worse, there is a good chance that your cell phone company has been selling this information to anyone that is willing to pay the price - including local law enforcement.  In addition, it is an open secret that the federal government monitors and records all cell phone calls.  The "private conversation" that you are having with a friend today will be kept in federal government databanks for many years to come.  The truth is that by using a cell phone, you willingly make yourself a prisoner of a digital world where every move that you make and every conversation that you have is permanently recorded.  But it is not just cell phone companies and government agencies that you have to worry about.  As you will see at the end of this article, it is incredibly easy for any would-be stalker to hack you and track your every movement using your cell phone.  In fact, many spyware programs allow hackers to listen to you through your cell phone even when your cell phone is turned off.  Sadly, most cell phone users have absolutely no idea about any of this stuff.
The next time that you get a notice from your cell phone company about "changes" to the privacy policy, you might want to play close attention.  Your cell phone company might be about to sell off your most personal information to anyone that is willing to write a big enough check.  The following is from a recent CNN article....
Your phone company knows where you live, what websites you visit, what apps you download, what videos you like to watch, and even where you are. Now, some have begun selling that valuable information to the highest bidder.
In mid-October, Verizon Wireless changed its privacy policy to allow the company to record customers' location data and Web browsing history, combine it with other personal information like age and gender, aggregate it with millions of other customers' data, and sell it on an anonymous basis.
So who is buying this information?
We just don't know.
But we do know that local law enforcement agencies all over the country are increasingly using cell phone data to nail suspects, and often it is the cell phone companies that are the ones selling them the cell phone data that they need.
According to a recent New York Times article, many local police departments are doing this without getting a warrant first....
"Law enforcement tracking of cellphones, once the province mainly of federal agents, has become a powerful and widely used surveillance tool for local police officials, with hundreds of departments, large and small, often using it aggressively with little or no court oversight."
That same article says that cell phone companies have standard prices that they charge to local law enforcement officials for information that they request....
"Cell carriers, staffed with special law enforcement liaison teams, charge police departments from a few hundred dollars for locating a phone to more than $2,200 for a full-scale wiretap of a suspect."

So if you are breaking the law, your cell phone may be used to gather evidence and to track you down.  In the United States, cell phone companies are required by law to be able to pinpoint the locations of their customers to within 100 meters.  So if you are a criminal, your cell phone could be leading the police right to you even as you are reading this article.
Sometimes the police don't even use the cell phone companies.  Recently, the Wall Street Journal ran an article that discussed the capabilities of the "stingray devices" that many local law enforcement agencies are using now.
A "stingray device" acts like a cell phone tower and it can gather any information that a normal cell phone tower can.  The following is how a recent Wired article described these "stingrays"....

You make a call on your cellphone thinking the only thing standing between you and the recipient of your call is your carrier’s cellphone tower. In fact, that tower your phone is connecting to just might be a boobytrap set up by law enforcement to ensnare your phone signals and maybe even the content of your calls.
So-called stingrays are one of the new high-tech tools that authorities are using to track and identify you. The devices, about the size of a suitcase, spoof a legitimate cellphone tower in order to trick nearby cellphones and other wireless communication devices into connecting to the tower, as they would to a real cellphone tower.
The government maintains that the stingrays don’t violate Fourth Amendment rights, since Americans don’t have a legitimate expectation of privacy for data sent from their mobile phones and other wireless devices to a cell tower.
Isn't that just great?
The attitude that law enforcement agencies seem to have is that once we use a cell phone we are essentially willingly throwing our Fourth Amendment rights out the window.
In some areas of the United States, police are physically extracting data from cell phones any time they want as well.  According to the ACLU, state police in Michigan have been using "extraction devices" to download data from the cell phones of motorists that they pull over.  This is taking place even if the motorists that are pulled over are not accused of doing anything wrong.  The following is how an article postedon CNET News describes the capabilities of these "extraction devices".... 

The devices, sold by a company called Cellebrite, can download text messages, photos, video, and even GPS data from most brands of cell phones. The handheld machines have various interfaces to work with different models and can even bypass security passwords and access some information.
Fortunately these "extraction devices" are being challenged in court.  Let us hope that they will be banned. But what local law enforcement officials are doing pales in comparison to what federal agencies are doing. For example, the FBI claims that it can demand to see your cell phone data whenever it would like to.
Not only that, the FBI has also been remotely activating the microphones on the cell phones of suspects that they want to listen to.  This can be done even when the cell phone is turned off....
The FBI appears to have begun using a novel form of electronic surveillance in criminal investigations: remotely activating a mobile phone's microphone and using it to eavesdrop on nearby conversations.
The technique is called a "roving bug," and was approved by top U.S. Department of Justice officials for use against members of a New York organized crime family who were wary of conventional surveillance techniques such as tailing a suspect or wiretapping him.
Could the FBI be listening to you right now? If there is a cell phone in the room they could be. But some other federal agencies listen to a lot more cell phone calls than the FBI does.
It has been an open secret for a long time that the federal government monitors and records all cell phone calls that are made for national security reasons.
In fact, the federal government is even trying to collect records for calls that have been made in the distant past.  According to USA Today, the goal is "to create a database of every call ever made"....
The National Security Agency has been secretly collecting the phone call records of tens of millions of Americans, using data provided by AT&T, Verizon and BellSouth, people with direct knowledge of the arrangement told USA TODAY.
In addition, the federal government has been constructing the largest data center in the history of the world out in the Utah desert.  This data center will be used to house an almost unimaginable amount of digital data (including your cell phone calls).  The following is how a recent Wired article described this new facility....

Under construction by contractors with top-secret clearances, the blandly named Utah Data Center is being built for the National Security Agency. A project of immense secrecy, it is the final piece in a complex puzzle assembled over the past decade. Its purpose: to intercept, decipher, analyze, and store vast swaths of the world’s communications as they zap down from satellites and zip through the underground and undersea cables of international, foreign, and domestic networks. The heavily fortified $2 billion center should be up and running in September 2013. Flowing through its servers and routers and stored in near-bottomless databases will be all forms of communication, including the complete contents of private emails, cell phone calls, and Google searches, as well as all sorts of personal data trails—parking receipts, travel itineraries, bookstore purchases, and other digital “pocket litter.”

But isn't it illegal for the federal government to intercept our phone calls? Well, the cold, hard reality of the matter is that they use all kinds of loopholes and legal technicalities to get around that. For example, if a call is "intercepted" outside of the United States and then routed to a government building inside the United States that is considered to be okay.
Of course that is a bunch of nonsense, but that is how they think.
And it is very frightening thing for governments around the world to be able to monitor and track us like this.
Increasingly, governments around the world are using cell phones to hunt down people that they do not like and haul them off to prison.  For example, a recent Bloomberg article detailed how the Iranian government is aggressively using cell phones to crack down on dissidents....
The Iranian officers who knocked out Saeid Pourheydar’s four front teeth also enlightened the opposition journalist. Held in Evin Prison for weeks following his arrest early last year for protesting, he says, he learned that he was not only fighting the regime, but also companies that armed Tehran with technology to monitor dissidents like him.
Pourheydar, 30, says the power of this enemy became clear as intelligence officers brandished transcripts of his mobile phone calls, e-mails and text messages during his detention. About half the political prisoners he met in jail told him police had tracked their communications and movements through their cell phones, he says.
Christians in Iran have learned that they must take the batteries entirely out of their cell phones before they gather for home church meetings.  If they don't take the batteries out of their cell phones, there is a good chance that the secret police will show up and drag them off to prison.
Most Americans don't need to worry about getting hauled off to prison for political or religious reasons at this point, but there is another aspect of cell phone security that could potentially affect all of us.
Most Americans are completely unaware of what stalkers can potentially do if they are able to hack into a cell phone.  For example, did you know that spyware can make it possible for a stalker to monitor where you are 24 hours a day and listen to everything that you say even when your cell phone is turned off?  The following is from an article posted by WTHR....

Spyware marketers claim you can tap into someone's calls, read their text messages and track their movements "anywhere, anytime." They say you can "catch a cheating spouse", protect your children from an evil babysitter and "hear what your boss is saying about you." And while you're spying on others, the Spyware companies say "no one will ever know" because it's supposed to be "completely invisible" with "absolutely no trace."
Security experts say it's no internet hoax.
"It's real, and it is pretty creepy," said Rick Mislan, a former military intelligence officer who now teaches cyber forensics at Purdue University's Department of Computer and Information Technology.
Mislan has examined thousands of cell phones inside Purdue's Cyber Forensics Lab, and he says spy software can now make even the most high-tech cell phone vulnerable.
For much more from WTHR about what stalkers can do to your cell phone, just check out this amazing video.  It is one of the best news reports that I have ever seen.
Are you starting to see how your cell phone makes you a prisoner of a digital world?
The police can listen to you and track you any time that they want to.
The federal government can listen to you and track you any time that they want to.
Big corporations can buy all of the personal information that cell phones gather any time that they want to from certain cell phone companies.
Stalkers can listen to you and track you 24 hours a day if they are able to hack in to your cell phone somehow.
If you own a cell phone and you still want to have some privacy, then you need to take the battery completely out of the cell phone when you are not using it.
Our world is becoming a much less private place, and we all need to be mindful of the changes that are happening.
Unfortunately, as our world becomes even more interconnected and even more dependent on technology, the amount of privacy we all have is likely to continue to decrease.  A digital Big Brother control grid is being constructed all around us, and in the future that control grid could potentially be used for very malevolent purposes.
So let us be as wise as serpents and innocent as doves.  Our world is changing, and not for the better.

Thursday, July 26, 2012

Penyataan Jama'ah Muslimin (Hizbullah)

بسم الله الرحمن الرحيم
 جماعة المسلمين (حزب الله)

Press Release

Sehubungan pernyataan Peguam Negara Israel Yehuda Vainshtein yang menyatakan bahwa Masjid Al-Aqsha dan wilayah sekitarnya adalah sebahagian dari tanah Israel (Republika, 23 Juli 2012). Maka, Jama’ah Muslimin (Hizbullah) menyatakan sikap sebagai berikut :

1.      Mengecam keras pernyataan tersebut, mengingatkan Masjid Al-Aqsa adalah tempat ibadah umat Islam, masjid suci ketiga setelah Masjidil Haram dan Masjid Nabawi, serta tempat ziarah umat Islam yang paling dianjurkan untuk dikunjungi. Sesuai Surah Al-Isra [17] : 1. 
2.      Pernyataan tersebut jelas sekali menyokong tindakan nyata yahudisasi di kawasan Masjid  Al-Aqsa dan sekitarnya. Hal ini merosakkan dan menodai kesucian Masjid Al-Aqsa sebagai kiblat pertama umat Islam, tempat Isra Mi’raj Nabi Muhammad Shallallahu ‘Alahi Wasallam serta bertentangan dengan hak asasi manusia dan melanggar ketentuan kawasan Al-Aqsa sebagai warisan dunia (world of heritage) yang dilindungi badan dunia Unesco. Menurut media Palestin, Zionis Israel selama ini telah banyak melakukan tindakan pencerobohan, mulai dari pembuatan terowongan di bawah Masjid Al-Aqsa, pencerobohan kawasan dan pendirian tempat ibadat Yahudi di kawasan Masjid. Sesuai Surat At-Taubah [9] : 17-18.
3.      Berkaitan dengan keputusan Persidangan Antarabangsa  bagi  Pembebasan Al-Quds dan Palestin atau International Conference for The Freedom Al-Quds & Palestine (Bandung, 4-5 Juli 212), maka Majlis Syura dari persidangan telah mengambil langkah-langkah darurat mendesak umat Islam untuk segera mengambil langkah kongkrit bagi menyelamatkan Masjid Al-Aqsa, dengan cara antara lain : 

a.  Mengerakkan pasukan sokongan muslim dunia agar mengambil langkah-langkah hukum yang diperlukan untuk megadili kejahatan rejim Zionis Israel.
.b.     Menyeru kepada para ulama/khatib/tokoh/oraganisasi NGO Islam dan media massa untuk selalu mengingatkan umat Islam akan pentingnya kedudukan Masjid Al-Aqsa dalam Islam dan usaha Yahudisasi terhadap kawasan Al-Aqsa.
c.       Menyeru seluruh umat Islam bergerak menziarah dan membela Masjid Al-Aqsa.
d.    Menyeru seluruh umat Islam untuk memberikan sokongan doa, dana dan sumber daya, terutama pada bulan suci Ramadhan ini, bagi kesucian kawasan Masjid Al-Aqsa dan sekitarnya.

4.      Mendesak kepada pimpinan Negara-negara di dunia baik Eropah, Asia, Afrika maupun Amerika untuk mengecam keras Zionis Israel dan agar segera menghentikan provokasi yahudisasi tersebut tanpa syarat, memaksa Zionis Israel untuk segera keluar dari tanah jajahannya dan membiarkan bangsa Palestin merdeka menentukan nasibnya sendiri kerana kemerdekaan suatu bangsa merupakan hak asasi manusia yang paling penting dan merupakan hak yang paling asas bagi suatu bangsa. Oleh itu, penjajahan di manapun di dunia termasuk di Palestin harus segera dihentikan. Tindakan yahudisasi tersebut boleh menimbulkan konflik agama besar-besaran di wilayah tersebut. Umat Islam di seluruh dunia dapat bergerak memobilisasi massa untuk turut mengadakan perlawanan dan pembelaan terhadap Al-Aqsa. 
5.      Kepada seluruh komponen umat Islam di Palestin sebagai umat yang paling dekat dengan Masjid Al-Aqsa agar terus merapatkan barisan dan bersatu dalam perjuangan pembebasan Al-Aqsa. Selanjutnya, kepada seluruh umat Islam di dunia untuk merapatkan satu barisan Jama’ah Muslimin secara terpimpin (Khilafah ‘Alaa Minhaajin Nubuwwah) bagi mewujudkan pembebasan Al-Aqsa dan kemerdekaan Palestin. Sesuai Surat Ali Imran : 103, dan Surat Al-Anfal [8] : 73.
Alhamdulillah, iyyakana’budu waiyyakanasta’in.

Jakarta, 4 Ramadhan 1433 H. / 23 Juli 2012 M.

 Imaamul Muslimin,


Syaikh Muhyiddin Hamidy


بسم الله الرحمن الرحيم
 جماعة المسلمين (حزب الله)


In relation with Israeli Attorney General Yehuda Vainshten who has stated that Al-Aqsha Mosque and the surrounding region is an integral part of the land of Israel (Republika daily, July 23, 2012),  Jama’ah Muslimin (Hizbullah) states the following: 

1. Strongly condemned the provocative statement, considering that Al-Aqsha Mosque is a Muslim place of worship, the third holiest mosque after the Grand Haram Mosque and the Prophet's Mosque, as well as the Muslim shrine of the most recommended place to visit, in accordance to Surah Al-Isra [17]: 1.

2. This provocative statement was a clear action of  theJudaization of Al-Aqsaa Mosque and its surroundings. It was very hurting and desecrating the sanctity of Al-Aqsa Mosque as the first qibla of Muslims, where the Ascension of the Prophet Muhammad Sallallaahu 'AlahiWasallam and obviously contrary to human rights and violation of the Al-Aqsha as a world heritage protected by world body UNESCO. According to Palestinian media, Zionist Israel has been doing a lot of racistJudaization, ranging from the making of tunnels under the Al-Aqsha, illegal Zionist settlements, and the establishment of the Jewish synagogues in the area of ​​the mosque.  In accordance with surah At-Tawbah [9]: 17-18.

3. In relation with the International Conference for The Freedom Al-Quds and Palestine (Bandung, July 4 to 5, 2012), the Syuro Team has been assigned with taking emergency steps to urge Muslims to take immediate concrete steps to save Al-Aqsha Mosque, in ways among others:

·     To move world Muslim Advocacy Team to take the steps necessary legal advocacy for  taking to justice the  crimes of the Zionist regime of Israel.
·      To call on  the ulamas / preachers / leaders / Islamic organizations and  media to always remind Muslims of the importance of the position of Al-Aqsha Mosque in Islam, and efforts towards the Judaization of Al-Aqsha.
·      To call on all Muslims to move on pilgrimages to and defend Al-Aqsha Mosque.
·       To call on all Muslims to provide prayer support, funding and resources, especially in this holy month of Ramadhan, for the sanctity of the Masjid Al-Aqsha and its surroundings.

4. Urging the leaders of countries in the world either Europe, Asia, Africa and America to strongly denounce the Zionist Israel, and to immediately stop the provocations of  thatJudaization unconditionally, to compel Israel to immediately leave the land it colonialize and let the Palestinian nation decide its own fate. This is because of the independence of a nation is the most fundamental human right and most basic right to a nation. Therefore, colonization anywhere in the world, including in Palestine should be stopped. Judaization actions could trigger large-scale religious conflict in the region. Muslims around the world can move to mobilize the masses to take part in a resistance and defense of  Al-Aqsha.

5. Urging all components of the Muslims in Palestine as the people closest to Al-Aqsha Mosque in to continue to close ranks and unite in the struggle for the liberation of Al-Aqsa. Furthermore, to all Muslims in the world to close ranks of the Jama’ahMuslimin in guide manners (Khilafah'AlaaMinhaajinNubuwwah) in order to realize the liberation of Al-Aqsha and the independence of Palestine. Surah Ali Imran fit: 103, and Surah Al-Anfal [8]: 73.
Alhamdulillah, iyyakana’buduwaiyyakanasta’in.
Jakarta, 4 Ramadhan 1433 H. /July 23, 2012.
 Imaamul Muslimin,


Syaikh Muhyiddin Hamidy

Phone/Fax : +62 824 98 933

Gambar-gambar di sekitar Persidangan  Antarabangsa Pembebasan Al-Quds dan Palestin di Bandung, Indonesia

Gambar-gambar sekitar Tabligh Akhbar dan Pasar Ukaz di Cileungsi, Jakarta




Tuesday, July 24, 2012

Deklarasi Bandung 2012

      Pada hari Rabu, 04 Julai 2012 bersamaan dengan 14 Sya'ban 1433H telah berlangsung satu Persidangan Antarabangsa Pembebasan Al-Quds dan Palestin atau pun International Conference For The Freedom of Al-Quds and Palestine di  Hotel Savoy Homann, Jalan Asia Afrika, Bandung, Indonesia. Majlis telah berlangsung selama 2 hari iaitu sehingga hari Khamis, 05 Julai 2012 dan dihadiri oleh ratusan peserta dari Palestin, UK, Turki, China, Jordan, Monaco, Malaysia dan lain-lain lagi,

     Persidangan ini telah di anjurkan oleh Aqsa Working Group (AWG), Medical Emergency Rescue Commite dan juga Jamaah Muslimin (Hizbullah). Pada persidangan tersebut telah terhasil satu deklarasi seperti yang berikut:


  1. Bagi menjayakan perjuangan pembebasan Al-Quds dan Palestin maka perlu ada sokongan padu dari kaum muslimin pada khususnya dan komuniti antarabangsa pada khususnya. 
  2. Bagi menyatukan langkah perjuangan pembebasan Al-Quds dan Palestin, hal-hal yang berikut telah disepakati:
A. Mengamanahkan kepada H. Muhyiddin Hamidy (Jamaah Muslimin) sebagai pemimpin bagi mencapai usaha-usaha untuk mempercepat pembebasan Al-Quds dan kemerdekaan Palestin yang disokong oleh organisasi-organisasi yang peduli dalam permasalahan Palestin.
B. Di bawah kepemimpinan beliau dibentuk suatu Majlis Syura yang akan menyediakan persiapan menegakkan Khilafah sebagai rujukan bagi perjuangan pembebasan Al-Quds dan Palestin maupun pembelaan kepentingan muslimin antarabangsa.
C. Majlis Syura tersebut terdiri dari perwakilan peserta persidangan ini.
D. Lanjutan daripada persidangan ini maka Majlis Syura akan:
  1. Menyebarkan keputusan persidangan ini kepada pihak-pihak Pemerintah dan Parlimen untuk menyampaikan mesej pembebasan Al-Quds dan Palestin melalui Agensi Kerajaan dan seterusnya kepada Liga Bangsa (United Nation).
  2. Melakukan pembelaan terhadap bangsa Palestin terutamanya kaum perempuan dan anak-anak serta mengambil langkah-langkah yang diperlukan untuk mengadili kejahatan rejim Zionis Israel atau pemimpin-pemimpinnya yang zalim.
  3. Mengumpul dan menguruskan bantuan-bantuan yang berbentuk material ataupun bukan untuk menolong Al-Quds dan Palestin.
  4. Mendesak Pemerintah Republik Indonesia untuk membuka pejabat konsul di wilayah jalur Gaza bagi urusan diplomasi.
  5. Mempersiapkan pelaksanakan persidangan selanjutnya di Gaza atau tempat-tempat lain yang sesuai dengan situasi dan keadaan.
  6. Mengutus delegasi untuk memudahkan urusan perdamaian antara parti-parti di Palestin serta mempromosikan kesatuan muslimin di Palestin.
  7. Menganjurkan boikot terhadap produk-produk yang menyokong rejim Zionis Israel.
Bandung, 15 Sya’ban 1433 H. / 5 Julai 2012 M.
Atas Nama Peserta Persidangan
 Ahli Mesyuarat:
Prof. Dr. M. Abdurrahman, MA.
Dr. Mahmoud H. Anbar
H. Achmad Michdan, SH.
Drs. Zainuddin Musyaddad, MA.
 Abdul Halim bin Abdul Hamid
Awang Suffian Awang Piut
Agus Sudarmaji, Psi., MSc.
Subhan Amier Chaf, Lc., MA.
Dr. Nutfitri Taher
Dr. Rahima Embong


Bandung Declaration 2012

  1. To success of A-Quds and Palestinian liberation struggle demands more tangible support from the Muslims in particular and the international community in general.
  2. In order to unify the liberation struggle for Al-Quds and Palestinian, agreed the following matters :
A. Appointing H. Muhyiddin Hamidy as the leader for the endeavors to accelerate the liberation of Al-Quds and Palestine’s independence that is supported by organizations that care about the Palestinian issues.
B. Under his command the team will establish the Syuro that will follow up the preparations to build the caliphate as a referral to the struggle for the international Muslims affairs.
C. The Syuro team consists of the participants of this conference.
D. This Syuro will follow up the conference by:
  1. Spreading the results of this conference to the government and parliament institutions to confirm the message of the liberation of Al-Quds and Palestine trough the State Agency to United Nations.
  2. Providing advocacy for the Palestinian people, especially woman and children and take the steps necessary to prosecute the Zionist regime of Israel or its leaders who commit war crimes.
  3. Collecting and organizing the assistance of both material and non material to help Al-Quds and Palestine liberation.
  4. Urging the Republic of Indonesian government to open a consulate in Gaza for diplomatic service.
  5. Preparing for the next conference in Gaza or elsewhere according to evolving circumstance.
  6. Sending delegations to Palestine to facilitate peace reconciliation of factions and to promote Muslim Unity in Palestine.
  7. Initiating a boycott against products that support the Zionist regime of Israel.
Bandung, 15 Sya’ban 1433 H. / 5 Juli 2012 M.
On Behalf of the Conference Participants
The Team :
Prof. Dr. M. Abdurrahman, MA.
Dr. Mahmoud H. Anbar
H. Achmad Michdan, SH.
Drs. Zainuddin Musyaddad, MA.
Dr. Abdul Halim bin Abdul Hamid
Awang Suffian Awang Piut
Agus Sudarmaji, Psi., MSc.
Subhan Amier Chaf, Lc., MA.
dr. Nutfitri Taher
Dr. Rahima Embong