President Jokowi Welcomes Ramadan 1440 Hijri
Date 5 Mei 2019
“From fasting we learn to manage our desires and obsession with worldly things as well as to cultivate our empathy for those in need. Ramadan as a holy month also provides immeasurable opportunities to gain incredible rewards from God,” the President wrote in his Twitter account @jokowi and his Facebook account on Sunday (5/5).
President Jokowi also released a video with a message “Marhaban ya Ramadan, wish you all a happy fasting”.
On the first night of Ramadan, the President performed taraweeh prayer at General Soedirman Mosque in Peta Museum Complex, Bogor, Sunday (5/5).
For the record, the Indonesian Government through Isbat meeting held on Sunday (5/5) has decided that the Ramadan 1440 Hijri starts on Monday (6/5).
“All participants of the Isbat meeting have agreed that 1 Ramadan will start tomorrow, on Monday, 6 May 2019,” Minister of Religious Affairs Lukman Hakim Saifuddin said during a press conference after the Isbat meeting at the office of the Ministry of Religious Affairs.
Translated by: Ridwan Ibadurrohman
Edited by: Yuyu Mulyani