Letter: Rabbani Sufi Institute apologizes
The Jakarta Post
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.
Rabbani Sufi Institute of Indonesia
- Grassroots war on rabies
- Good nutrition entails safe drinking water
- Award-winning comedy series ‘Silicon Valley’ returns for season 3
- Rationality, deficit in democracy
- Jokowi meets with German President, discusses death penalty
- Repair harm done to Jakarta Bay, fishermen demand
- Indonesia to learn vocational education from Germany: Minister
- 1965 victims: We don’t want communism, just reconciliation
- Cold rice balls, no flush toilets at quake-hit Japan shelter
- NU calls on govt. to reveal truth behind 1965 tragedy