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Ahmadiyah Muslims continue worshiping at sealed mosque

  • The Jakarta Post

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Jakarta   /   Sat, May 14 2016   /  07:49 am

Pressure from intolerant people and the sealing-off of Ahmadis’ Annur mosque in Bukit Duri, South Jakarta, by the local administration last year, have not discouraged the mosque’s members from continuing to worship there.

“We pray five times a day here with congregations of three to four people every day,” the group’s leader, Muhammad Ali, told The Jakarta Post recently.

Ali, who is living at the mosque together with his wife, Hana Renata, said that he and his followers also recited the Koran together at the mosque every day.

However, he said, he did not practice Friday prayers at the mosque because he usually had to deliver sermons at other Ahmadiyah Indonesia Congregation (JAI) mosques in Duren Sawit in East Jakarta, Kebayoran Baru in South Jakarta and in Tanjung Priok in North Jakarta.

Moreover, there is a chance South Jakarta Public Order Agency ...