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Man-burning in Bekasi: The fire that brought darkness to Islam and Indonesia

Jakarta | Wed, August 9, 2017 | 10:32 am
Man-burning in Bekasi: The fire that brought darkness to Islam and Indonesia Muslims perform the Idul Fitri mass prayer at the Bandung Grand Mosque in West Java on Sunday, June 25, 2017. (JP/Arya Dipa)

PREMIUM There are a number of objects in Islam that are considered sacred. The Quran obviously is the first, then there are the Kabah and the Black Stone in Mecca, the Prophet’s belongings (safely ensconced in the Topkapi Museum in Turkey) and Sufi relics. But I just discovered there is another: Speaker amplifiers! Otherwise, why would some zealous attendees of the Al Hidayah mushola (prayer room...

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