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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

May 19, 2020

Jakarta Post - May 19, 2020

Asip Hasani, Surabaya – The East Java administration has revoked its permit that allowed Al Akbar Mosque in Surabaya to hold Idul Fitri mass prayers following criticism from experts wh

May 15, 2020

Jakarta Post - May 15, 2020

Ghina Ghaliya, Jakarta – The Indonesian Ulema Council (MUI) and Muhammadiyah have advised Muslims in the country to avoid conducting Idul Fitri prayers in large congregations at mosque

May 11, 2020

Jakarta Globe - May 11, 2020

Tara Marchelin, Jakarta – The Religious Affairs Ministry has prepared two different scenarios for the 2020 hajj pilgrimage for Indonesian Muslims – many of whom have waited for years t

May 7, 2020

Jakarta Post - May 7, 2020

Sausan Atika, Jakarta – The COVID-19 outbreak has reshaped the communal practice of Buddhism in Indonesia, as with other faiths, as worship moves online to comply with calls by authori

April 30, 2020

Channel News Asia - April 30, 2020

Kiki Siregar, Jakarta – About a thousand men and women filled the iconic mosque Baiturrahman in Indonesia's westernmost province of Aceh amid the COVID-19 pandemic, performing evening

Channel News Asia - April 30, 2020

Nivell Rayda, Jakarta – The parking lot of a small shopping complex near my home was filled with dozens of cars parked in an unruly manner.

April 29, 2020

Indonesia at Melbourne - April 29, 2020

The Covid-19 pandemic has presented believers with a dilemma: either they choose to "lockdown" their prayers at home, or they view the pandemic as a challenge of their faith and, in re

April 27, 2020

Coconuts Jakarta - April 27, 2020

A group of teenagers in Pulogadung, East Jakarta besieged the house of a resident who reported a neighborhood mosque for holding the Taraweeh congregational prayer on Saturday evening,

April 26, 2020

April 24, 2020

Jakarta Post - April 24, 2020

Sausan Atika and Ardila Syakriah, Jakarta – Muslims worldwide began a month of fasting on Friday amid unprecedented social restrictions brought about by the COVID-19 pandemic.

April 23, 2020

Jakarta Post - April 23, 2020

Sausan Atika, Jakarta – Nahdlatul Ulama (NU) and Muhammadiyah, the nation's largest Islamic organizations, have called on Indonesian Muslims to observe the fasting month of Ramadan at

Jakarta Post - April 23, 2020

Belseran Christ and Budi Sutrisno, Maluku – While the majority of Muslims in Indonesia are waiting for a formal government announcement on the start of Ramadan, some Muslims in Maluku

April 22, 2020

Jakarta Post - April 22, 2020

Jakarta – The Aceh Ulema Council (MPU) has announced that it will allow people to perform daily mass prayers and tarawih (Ramadan night prayers) during the upcoming holy month despite

April 12, 2020

Jakarta Post - April 12, 2020

Gemma Holliani Cahya, Jakarta – There is no Easter like this year.

April 11, 2020

Jakarta Post - April 11, 2020

Apriza Pinandita, Jakarta – The Religious Affairs Ministry has urged Indonesian Muslims not to hold bukber, short for buka puasa bersama (breaking-of-the-fast gathering) activities dur

April 9, 2020

Jakarta Post - April 9, 2020

Asip Hasani, Surabaya – Hundreds of thousands of Muslims across East Java attended a Nisfu Syaban mass prayer on Wednesday through their smartphones and televisions, making the event o