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May 7, 2022

UCA News - May 7, 2022

Katharina Reny Lestari – More than 1,600 Indonesia Catholics from 70 countries will participate in the first virtual Easter celebration to be organized by five Catholic groups.

April 23, 2022

Tempo - April 23, 2022

Antara, Jakarta – The Minister of Home Affairs issued a circular on Covid-19 cases prevention during the 2022 Eid gathering.

April 3, 2022

Reuters - April 3, 2022

Jakarta – Indonesia, the world's largest Muslim-majority nation, welcomed the start of the holy fasting month of Ramadan with a mass prayer at Jakarta's Istiqlal mosque on Saturday, wit

April 2, 2022

Jakarta Post Editorial - April 2, 2022

Jakarta – Fasting is an act of deep self-control, and as Ramadan comes not only in the midst of the prolonged pandemic but also as the world faces dire crises stemming from the war in U

March 15, 2022

Jakarta Post - March 15, 2022

Radhiyya Indra, Jakarta – Tourism and Creative Economy Minister Sandiaga Uno clarified that the government did not finance the local brands who claimed to participate in Paris Fashion W

February 22, 2022

Jakarta Globe - February 22, 2022

Maria Fatima Bona, Jakarta – The Religious Affairs Ministry has issued a regulation that calls mosques in the predominantly Muslim nation to reduce the volume of their speakers and spec

February 21, 2022

UCA News - February 21, 2022

Ryan Dagur, Jakarta – The Indonesian government has addressed religious minority complaints about noisy mosque loudspeakers by issuing new guidelines which regulate their use in nearly

February 1, 2022

China.org - February 1, 2022

Hundreds of people from various cultural backgrounds on Monday crowded a market at Glodok, the largest Chinatown in Indonesia's capital city Jakarta, to buy cakes, clothes, decorations

January 26, 2022

Jakarta Globe - January 26, 2022

Jayanty Nada Shofa, Jakarta – From hongbao to nian gao, there is always a long shopping list for the Chinese New Year or Imlek celebrations.

December 26, 2021

Agence France-Presse - December 26, 2021

Yogyakarta – A small Indonesian community is celebrating Christmas by performing traditional shadow puppet shows about the birth of Christ as the pandemic shutters most public performan

December 19, 2021

Tempo - December 19, 2021

Antara, Jakarta – The departure of Indonesian Umrah pilgrims will be postponed until 2022 after President Joko Widodo (Jokowi) appealed to Indonesian people to avoid traveling abroad.

October 26, 2021

Tempo - October 26, 2021

Friski Riana, Jakarta – Indonesian Mosque Council (DMI) chairperson Jusuf Kalla announced on Monday that the council will work together with the Ministry of Religious Affairs in regulat

October 22, 2021

Jakarta Globe - October 22, 2021

Jakarta – The government is continuing its diplomatic efforts with Saudi Arabia, in hopes to enable Indonesian Muslims go on a minor pilgrimage or umrah to Mecca amid the Covid-19 pande

July 20, 2021

Jakarta Post - July 20, 2021

Jakarta (Agencies) – Millions of Muslims in Indonesia on Tuesday celebrated Idul Adha, one of the most important Islamic festivals, as President Joko "Jokowi" Widodo pledged that tighte

July 16, 2021

June 11, 2021

ABC News - June 11, 2021

Erwin Renaldi and Farid M Ibrahim – For many Muslims, performing hajj – one of the Islamic pillars – is a lifelong aspiration and one that is only possible for those who are financially

June 3, 2021

Straits Times - June 3, 2021

Jakarta (Reuters) – Indonesia has cancelled the haj pilgrimage for people in the world's largest Muslim-majority nation for a second year in a row due to concerns over the Covid-19 pand

May 13, 2021

Jakarta Post - May 13, 2021

Yerica Lai, Jakarta – Muslims in Indonesia celebrated Idul Fitri, which marks an end to the holy month of Ramadan, under the shadow of the COVID-19 pandemic and health protocols that li

April 26, 2021

AsiaOne - April 26, 2021

Fatima Gud, a 54-year-old Indonesian widow, visits the Al-Mashun Mosque in the city of Medan, North Sumatra, almost every day during Ramadan – the Islamic holy month during which Muslim

April 20, 2021

Jakarta Globe - April 20, 2021

Yudha Baskoro, Jakarta – Ramadan is not all about abstaining oneself from eating and drinking. It is a time to reflect on one's spirituality and prayers.

April 13, 2021

Channel News Asia - April 13, 2021

Jakarta – Muslims in Indonesia began marking Ramadan with communal prayers on Tuesday (Apr 13) in a socially distanced contrast to the empty mosques of a year ago when Islam's holiest m

April 9, 2021

Tempo - April 9, 2021

Lani Diana Wijaya, Jakarta – Jakarta Governor Anies Baswedan announced Friday that restaurants were permitted to open longer during the Muslim holy month of Ramadan as this would allow

April 8, 2021

Coconuts Jakarta - April 8, 2021

With Ramadan just a few days away, we have established by now that getting a COVID-19 shot does not break one's fast, but what about getting cotton swabs shoved up your nose and down yo

March 17, 2021

Coconuts Jakarta - March 17, 2021

Getting a jab of the COVID-19 vaccine will not break your fast, the Indonesian Ulema Council (MUI) said, after concerns were raised ahead of the holy month of Ramadan.

March 11, 2021

Tempo - March 11, 2021

Antara, Jakarta – The Indonesian Ulema Council (MUI) has urged the people, particularly Muslims, to take Ramadan this year as a month of self-revolution, including in receiving and resp

December 17, 2020

Jakarta Post - December 17, 2020

Jakarta – A joint security team consisting of 8,179 people from the National Police, the Indonesian Military (TNI) and the Jakarta administration are preparing to provide security and e

November 2, 2020

Jakarta Post - November 2, 2020

Jakarta – Hundreds of Indonesian pilgrims landed in Saudi Arabia on Sunday, marking the first batch of Indonesians arriving for umrah (minor haj) following months of travel restrictions

October 30, 2020

Jakarta Post - October 30, 2020

Made Anthony Iswara, Jakarta – The Religious Affairs Ministry has established new criteria for Indonesians intending to go on umrah (minor haj) as Saudi Arabia is set to open its doors

July 31, 2020

Jakarta Post - July 31, 2020

Alya Nurbaiti, Jakarta – Millions of Muslims in Indonesia observed this year's Idul Adha (Day of Sacrifice) under the shadow of the COVID-19 pandemic and health protocols that limited

July 30, 2020

Tempo - July 30, 2020

Antara, Jakarta – The Jakarta branch of the Indonesian Mosque Council (DMI) said there are 3,930 mosques and around 6,000 prayer rooms in the capital that will carry out Eid al-Adha pr

Jakarta Post - July 30, 2020

Jakarta – The COVID-19 pandemic has dampened the economic bounce normally spurred by the sale and slaughter of livestock for Idul Adha (Day of Sacrifice), Religious Affairs Minister Fa

Jakarta Globe - July 30, 2020

Yudha Baskoro & Jayanty Nada Shofa, Jakarta – Sacrificial animal traders are seeing a drop in sales ahead of the pandemic-ridden Eid al-Adha on Friday.

July 29, 2020

Jakarta Post - July 29, 2020

Tri Indah Oktavianti, Jakarta – To contain the spread of COVID-19, the Indonesian Ulema Council (MUI) has called on all Muslims nationwide to maintain health protocols when celebrating

July 28, 2020

Jakarta Post - July 28, 2020

Jakarta – The Jakarta administration has called on all Muslims living in Jakarta's red zones to avoid mass prayers during Idul Adha (Day of Sacrifice), which is expected to fall on Jul

July 11, 2020

Jakarta Post - July 11, 2020

Dyaning Pangestika, Jakarta – Istiqlal Mosque in Central Jakarta will refrain from holding congregational prayers for the upcoming Idul Adha (Day of Sacrifice) this year amid the COVID

July 1, 2020

Jakarta Post - July 1, 2020

Ivany Atina Arbi, Jakarta – The Religious Affairs Ministry has banned the public celebration of Idul Adha (Day of Sacrifice) in areas considered "unsafe from COVID-19" by their respect

June 26, 2020

Jakarta Post - June 26, 2020

Sri Wahyuni, Yogyakarta – Mosques have been urged to implement the COVID-19 health protocols if they decided to hold the qurban sacrificial ceremony to mark Idul Adha (Day of Sacrifice

June 25, 2020

Jakarta Post - June 25, 2020

Sri Wahyuni, Yogyakarta – Indonesia's second-largest Muslim group, Muhammadiyah, has said that its members and Muslims in general may take part in mass prayers for Idul Adha (Day of Sa

June 19, 2020

Jakarta Post - June 19, 2020

Ghina Ghaliya, Jakarta – Religious Affairs Minister Fachrul Razi found himself in hot water during a hearing with the House of Representatives on Thursday, as lawmakers on Commission V

June 9, 2020

Jakarta Post - June 9, 2020

Jakarta – The Indonesian government will not change its decision to cancel this year's haj even if Saudi Arabia reopens Mecca and Medina for the annual pilgrimage, a minister has said.

June 2, 2020

Reuters - June 2, 2020

Nilufar Rizki, Jakarta – Indonesia has cancelled the haj pilgrimage this year for people in the world's largest Muslim-majority nation due to concerns over the coronavirus, the religio

May 26, 2020

Jakarta Post - May 26, 2020

Tri Indah Oktavianti and Made Anthony Iswara, Jakarta – Mass prayers, big family gatherings and banquets fit for a king.

May 25, 2020

Jakarta Post - May 25, 2020

Made Anthony Iswara, Jakarta – Millions of Indonesians are celebrating the most festive time of the year in the country under partial lockdown.

Jakarta Post - May 25, 2020

Jakarta – COVID-19 patients at the Slamet Martodirjo regional hospital in Pamekasan, East Java, have demanded to be allowed to celebrate Idul Fitri at home with their families, with so

May 24, 2020

May 23, 2020

Digital Journal - May 23, 2020

Haeril Halim (AFP) – Indonesians are turning to smugglers and bogus travel documents to get around bans on an annual end-of-Ramadan exodus that could send coronavirus cases skyrocketin

Jakarta Globe - May 23, 2020

Nur Yasmin, Jakarta – Jakartans disobey Covid-19 warnings and flock shopping centers around the city to get the Idul Fitri essentials – new clothes, new shoes, cookies, and sweets to c

May 22, 2020

Jakarta Globe - May 22, 2020

Diana Mariska, Markus Junianto Sihaloho, Jakarta – Senior government officials have gone on social media to plead to Indonesians to refrain from visiting their families and relatives d

Jakarta Post - May 22, 2020

Jakarta – Some regional leaders are set to allow residents to perform mass Idul Fitri prayers despite the central government's announcement that such gatherings were against prevailing