Gov’t Praises Islamic Organizations’ Solidarity Actions During Pandemic
Date 19 Mei 2020
The Government has expressed appreciation for various solidarity actions and social care initiated by Islamic organizations.
“The actions include the utilization of zakat (charity for the poor), infaq (donations), and shadaqah (simple alms) to help our brothers and sisters who have been affected by COVID-19,” President Joko “Jokowi” Widodo said in his remarks at a Limited Cabinet Meeting through a video conference, Jakarta, Tuesday (19/5).
The President expressed hope that the solidarity actions can continue and grow to become a major movement that will ease the burden on those in need.
According to the President, the implementation of health protocols and large-scale social restrictions (PSBB) should be well-explained and well-disseminated, considering that the Government does not prohibit the people to perform prayers.
“Instead, the Government urges religious communities to improve the quantity and quality of their respective worship,” the President said, adding that the people are expected to perform prayers in accordance with health protocols amid the pandemic.
“I think the Government has often conveyed these worship guidelines,” President Jokowi said. (FID / EN).
Translated by: Syarifah Aisyah
Reviewed by: M. Ersan Pamungkas