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Letter: Rabbani Sufi Institute apologizes

  • The Jakarta Post

| Fri, October 2 2009 | 02:23 pm

We are from the Rabbani Sufi Institute of Indonesia, which engages in social work to support and shelter street children and orphans, to foster and care for them and provide a clean environment away from drugs, anarchy and terrorism.

We take this opportunity to convey our apologies because on Sept. 18, we intended to perform Idul Fitri prayers, two days earlier than the date officially announced by the government.

We now realize this was a mistake and we should not have done this. We repent and realize it is our duty to follow the government's decision in connection with the date of Idul Fitri.

Therefore we canceled the prayer and performed it on Sept. 20.

We would like to convey our apologies to the government especially to the President, Religious Affairs Minister, the Indonesian Ulema Council (MUI), the ulema community of Indonesia, especially Nahdlatul Ulama and Muhammadiyah, and the Indonesian Muslim society, and particularly to the neighborhood community for the mistake that we made.

This was entirely our mistake and we take full responsibility without involving other parties.

Dewi
Rabbani Sufi Institute of Indonesia
Jakarta

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