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Muharram, a time for building a tolerant Indonesia

  • Donny Syofyan

Padang | Wed, November 14 2012 | 10:01 am

PREMIUM Islamic New Year is coming. Unlike New Year of the Gregorian calendar, Islamic New Year is less popular in terms of its being a pleasurable event and great celebration. Even a lot of Muslims are apt to celebrate the latter in a joyous and gleeful manner and leave the former behind.

The true nature of Islamic New Year does not lie in a pretentious festival, but rests on how the Muslims refle...