President Jokowi Joins Mass Prayers for Rains

By Office of Assistant to Deputy Cabinet Secretary for State Documents & Translation     Date 17 September 2019
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President Jokowi accompanied by a number of high-ranking officials performs Istisqa prayers at Amrullah Mosque, Pekanbaru, Riau province on Tuesday (17/9) (Photo: Rahmat/PR)

President Joko “Jokowi” Widodo on Tuesday (17/9) joined the people to perform a congregational Istisqa prayer (a prayer performed during drought to pray for the rain) at Amrullah Mosque in Pekanbaru, the capital of Riau province.

The prayer was specifically performed to help combat forest fires that hit most areas in the islands of Sumatera and Kalimantan.

“God willing, the rain will fall. Hopefully Allah will grant our wish soon, to help us combat haze and smoke in the fires affected regions,” preacher Dr. H.M. Fakhri said. (UN/RSF/RAH/OJI/ES)

Translated by: Estu Widyamurti
Edited by: M. Ersan Pamungkas

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