KH Hasyim Asy’ari Grand Mosque continues to hold Eid al-Adha prayers.
KH Hasyim Asy’ari Jakarta Grand Mosque will not hold sacrificial slaughtering at Eid al-Adha this year. The mosque, located in Cengkareng, West Jakarta, considers the condition of the Covid-19 pandemic that has hit Indonesia yet. “The Provincial Government’s budget for this year’s sacrifice is allocated to the handling of Covid-19, so we who usually sacrifice nine head of cattle during Eid al-Adha, so for this year we did not do so,” said Head of the Great Mosque Secretariat KH Hasyim Asy’ari, Suprapto, The policy is to eliminate slaughter of sacrificial animals so that residents do not congregate in mosques. However, the mosque management still accepts if there are pilgrims who want to hand over sacrificial animals.
The sacrificial animal will be slaughtered at the abattoir. This is in accordance with the recommendations of the DKI Jakarta Provincial Government during the Covid-19 pandemic. “So, for example, if someone wants to hand over sacrificial animals, we still accept them, but we will take them to the slaughterhouses owned by the DKI Jakarta Provincial Government in Cakung to be slaughtered there,” Suprapto said.
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Mosque will continue to hold Eid al-Adha prayers by implementing the Covid-19 preventive health protocol. Id prayers will only be followed by around 4,000 worshipers. Prayers are held inside the mosque. Congregations are required to wear masks, bring their own prayer rugs, and apply physical distance. The mosque manager will put a line on the floor as a prayer prayer so that physical distance is maintained. Pilgrims must wash their hands and check their body temperature by officers before entering the mosque.
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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. 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.
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
Dream – 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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Indonesian Ulema Council allows the distribution of sacrificial meat in the form of processed, such as corned beef, rendang, or other, then packed both plastic and canned. “This can be done to expand the benefits provided there is no urgent need,” said Secretary of the MUI Fatwa Commission, Asrorun Ni’am Sholeh, Asrorun said that in principle, the distribution of sacrificial meat was offered to be carried out immediately after being slaughtered. This is so that the benefits and goals of sacrifice can be felt immediately, namely the happiness of enjoying sacrificial meat.