State-Owned Enterprises Minister Rini Soemarno, second from left, Dr. K.H. Nasaruddin Umar, right, and Telkom Indonesia president director Alex Sinaga, attending the inauguration of Al Istiqomah Mosque at the Telkom Landmark Tower in Jakarta on Tuesday (05/06). (Photo courtesy of Telkom)

SOE Minister Inaugurates Al Istiqomah Mosque

JUNE 07, 2018

Jakarta. State-Owned Enterprises Minister Rini Soemarno inaugurated Al Istiqomah Mosque at the Telkom Landmark Tower in Jakarta on Tuesday (05/06).

The mosque, one of the largest ever built by Telkom, is located on the eighth floor and features a "smart digital" concept that provides the congregation with information on its activities, sermons, zakat (charity) and prayer times.

The minister was accompanied by Telkom Indonesia president director Alex Sinaga, president commissioner Hendri Saparini and human capital management director Herdy Harman during the inauguration.

"The mosque shows that the Ministry of State-Owned Enterprises and the Telkom Group are always committed to ensuring a blessed and vibrant religious life," Minister Rini said in a press statement.

The inauguration was followed by a fast-breaking feast with orphans, gift-giving and a Rp 1.2 billion ($86,000) donation to 10 charitable foundations.

Herdy said the Telkom Landmark Tower was built with a work-life balance in mind to create a new and more collaborative environment.

"For that we've provided a variety of facilities, including a collaborative room to support employee activities, such as sports or meditation," he said.

'Smart Mosque'

The "smart mosque" concept adopted the same design elements used for the Telkom Landmark Tower, such as the color scheme, decorations and materials. The mosque can accommodate 3,000 people.

Worshippers will be able to remain updated on mosque activities and prayer times through a smartphone application and by the mosque itself. The mosque also features interactive media-sharing facilities that allow worshippers to watch sermons online.

The mosque allows people to donate to charity, or infaq, electronically through Telkom's T-Cash and T-Money by scanning QR codes.

The mosque, which is equipped with 24-hour CCTV monitoring service, also has an online library with books on Islam and religion.