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Indonesian Airlines Provides In-Flight Qur’an for Ramadan - About Islam

Indonesian Airlines Provides In-Flight Qur’an for Ramadan

In special arrangements to mark the last 10 days of Ramadan, Indonesian flag carrier Garuda Indonesia has been providing Qur’an to its passengers as part of its special in-flight service, The Jakarta Post reported. “We’d like to provide comfort and convenience to our Muslim passengers during the final 10 days of Ramadan,” Garuda Indonesia vice …

Social Network for Islamic Values & Charity Launched - About Islam

Social Network for Islamic Values & Charity Launched

A new social media platform named, Labayk, that describes itself as a “network of moral Islamic values and a respectful online environment” has been launched to encourage users to donate to charitable causes, The Jakarta Post reported. Labayk which means ‘at your service’ in Arabic was developed by a Muslim investment banker called Tanweer Khan …

Study: Youth Abandon Mosques As They Go Online for Sermons - About Islam

Study: Youth Abandon Mosques As They Go Online for Sermons

JAKARTA – Mosques in Indonesia are losing their centuries-old role as youths are going online to get Islamic knowledge, a new study in Jakarta revealed, The Jakarta Post reported. “On YouTube, I can choose topics and preachers that I want to learn and listen to,” said Fitria Jamal. The 25-year-old bank staffer said social-media savvy …

Mosque Provides Qur’an Sign Language Translation for Deaf - About Islam

Mosque Provides Qur’an Sign Language Translation for Deaf

Five experienced sign language translators available at the mosque “Among the deaf worshipers there are bachelors, teachers in Special Schools (SLB), and also graphic designer”. JAKARTA – A local mosque in Mataram, Indonesia is providing sign language translators to assist deaf Muslims who seek taking part in Qur’an recitation activities, Tempo reported on January 21. …

Indonesia Tsunami Survivors Need Our Help

Indonesia Tsunami Survivors Need Our Help

More than 220 people have been reportedlykilled and hundreds injured after a tsunami, apparently triggered by a volcano eruption, hit the coast of Indonesia’s Sunda Strait, The BBC reported. The powerful waves, with heights of 30 to 90cm, have caused extensive damage on both sides of the strait. International media alsoreported that many people are …

Muslim Youth to Protect Christmas Mass in Indonesia - About Islam

Muslim Youth to Protect Christmas Mass in Indonesia

JAKARTA – As Indonesian Christian minority get prepared for Christmas celebrations, a Muslim group in the world’s most populated Muslim country is deploying thousands of volunteers to protect the churches across the country during the Christmas mass. “We have coordinated with police, military, and Islamic groups to maintain the security so that Catholics can attend …

Defying Conservatism: This Scholar Preaches in Nightclubs - About Islam

Defying Conservatism: This Scholar Preaches in Nightclubs

DENPASAR, Indonesia– Dressed in a Javanese head dress and 1980-style mullet, Mifta’im An’am Maulana Habiburrohman may not look like a typical Muslim preacher. While scholars usually use mosques to preach, Habiburrohman chose to deliver sermons inside nightclubs to help people who feel unwelcome in their community mosque, Reuters reported Thursday. “I rarely talk about heaven …

UK Islamic Charity Responds to Emergency in Indonesia After Tsunami - About Islam

UK Islamic Charity Responds to Emergency in Indonesia After Tsunami

PALU – Following the 7.4 magnitude earthquake which triggered a 6-meter tsunami on 29 September in Sulawesi Island of Indonesia, a British Muslim charity has sent a team to help some of the 191,000 people urgently in need of humanitarian assistance, Relief Web reported on October 2. Muslim Aid UK has sent its Head of …



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