Istiqlal Mosque Still Slaughtering Sacrificial Animal Although Not Holds Eid Al-Adha Prayer

Slaughter is carried out the day after Eid al-Adha.

Manager of the Istiqlal Mosque officially does not hold a state agenda of the Eid Al-Adha Prayer 1441 Hijri. Nevertheless, slaughter of sacrificial animals will still continue. “Yes, they still offer sacrifices as in previous years,” said the Head of the Istiqlal Mosque Public Relations Section, Abu Hurairah, Slaughter will take place the day after Eid al-Adha. Precisely on 11 Zulhijah 1441 H which this year coincides with August 1.

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Earlier, Minister of Religion Fachrul Razi announced the Istiqlal Mosque would not hold the Idul Adha Prayer 1441H. The consideration is that the development of the Covid-19 pandemic situation has not subsided. “Observing the development of the Covid-19 pandemic in Indonesia, especially in DKI Jakarta, Istiqlal will not hold the Eid Al-Adha 10 Zulhijah Prayer 1441H,” said Fachrul.

Fachrul said the Istiqlal Mosque would be fully loaded every time the Idol Prayer would be held. The situation does not allow for the adoption of health protocols. “The process is also not easy because access in and out must also be limited along with the application of health protocols,” said Fachrul.

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Al Azhar Mosque Holds Eid Al-Adha Prayer

Meanwhile, Al Azhar Kebayoran Baru Mosque, South Jakarta, will hold Eid Al-Adha prayers with strict health protocols. Id Prayers will take place in the field and parking area tomorrow at 06.30 WIB. “We are implementing a health protocol, the distance between pilgrims there is a distance as well as body temperature measurements carried out from the beginning of entering the mosque’s gate,” said Head of the Al Azhar Great Mosque Office, Iding.

Iding said the Al Azhar Mosque’s field could accommodate around 4,000 people during the Id Prayer in previous years. For this year, capacity has been reduced by 50 percent to 2,000 worshipers. “But if the pilgrims later swallow, we will use the hall,” he said. For body temperature measurements carried out since the beginning of the mosque opened on Friday. Measurements were made at the entrance gate. “We open two entrances namely the east and west doors on Jalan Sisingamangaraja,” said Iding.

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Istiqlal Mosque Officially Does Not Hold Eid Al-Adha Prayer 1441H

Minister of Religion, Fachrul Razi, officially announces that the Istiqlal Mosque will not hold the Idul Adha 1441H Prayer as a state agenda. This takes into account the situation of the Covid-19 pandemic that has not subsided. “Observing the development of the Covid-19 pandemic in Indonesia, especially DKI Jakarta, Istiqlal will not hold Eid Al-Adha Prayers,” Fachrul said in a written statement received Fachrul said that as a State Mosque, the Id Prayers in Istiqlal would certainly be followed by tens of thousands of worshipers. This will complicate the application of health protocols.

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Istiqlal Mosque Still Slaughtering Sacrificial Animal Although Not Holds Eid Al-Adha Prayer

For example, just checking your body temperature requires time. Especially if the number of worshipers reaches tens of thousands. “The process is also not easy because access in and out must also be limited along with the application of health protocols so that the potential of the crowd is very high,” Fachrul said. Furthermore, Fachrul said the renovation of the Istiqlal Mosque had indeed been completed but the pandemic was not over. He hoped that conditions could improve soon and that the community could return to worship in the house of worship comfortably. Previously, the Ministry of Religion held the Isbat Session and set the 1st of July 1441 AH to fall on Wednesday, July 22, 2020. While Idul Adha fell on Friday, July 31, 2020.

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Minister of Religion calls for the Distribution of More Sacrificial Meat to the Poor

Minister of Religion, Fachrul Razi, said this year’s sacrifice was at the center of the Covid-19 pandemic. The impact not only on the health sector, but also on the economy. Fachrul also appealed to the distribution of more sacrificial meat to the needy and poor groups. This is to reduce their burden due to Covid-19. “In the current situation, it is recommended as much as possible to be distributed to the poor,” Fachrul said, quoted by the Ministry of Religion. According to Fachrul, sacrificial meat may be eaten by people who sacrifice. It would be better if part of the sacrifice was given in part to the poor.

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He also appealed to people who were able to sacrifice. This year, many parties need food.

Regarding the sacrifice, Fachrul said that his party had issued a Circular. The SE explained that slaughtering sacrificial animals must meet health protocols such as using their own tools, keeping a distance, carried out in the open, and wearing a mask. “The distribution of sacrifices should be delivered to their respective homes, to avoid crowds. Indeed there will be less work, but it is safer and the rewards are also more,” he said.

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