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Indonesia Granted an Additional Quota of 20,000 Hajj PilgrimsThis increase brings Indonesia's total hajj quota to 241,000, which is expected to be fully utilized.
News Nov 18, 2023 | 4:18 pm
Indonesian Woman Jailed for Using Islamic Invocation Before Eating PorkLina Mukherjee, who claimed to be a Muslim, said she ate pork crackers out of curiosity.
News Sep 19, 2023 | 8:20 pm
Indonesia to Replace "Isa Almasih" with "Jesus Christ"In the predominantly Muslim nation, the government uses the official term "Isa Almasih" which translates to "Jesus the savior."
News Sep 12, 2023 | 4:24 pm
Gov't Still Undecided on Hajj Pilgrimage RestrictionsThe waiting list for the annual pilgrimage starts from 11 years to 48 years, a risky situation with the elderly making up the majority.
News Aug 29, 2023 | 8:26 pm
Indonesia Says Freedom of Expression Not Free Pass for Quran DesecrationFreedom of speech should not give someone a free pass to discriminate against others based on religion, according to diplomat Retno Marsudi.
News Aug 29, 2023 | 4:59 pm
Indonesian Muslims Advised against Multiple Hajj PilgrimagesThis year saw Indonesia dispatch 229,000 pilgrims to partake in the hajj pilgrimage in the holy city of Mecca in Saudi Arabia.
News Aug 27, 2023 | 10:54 pm
Long-Term Al Zaytun Employee Links Group to Separatist Movement NIIThe NII is a locally rooted movement with decades-long history to differentiate it from the international militant organization ISIS.
News Aug 17, 2023 | 10:44 am
Gov’t Takes Over Panji Gumilang’s Islamic SchoolsThe government cannot seize Al Zaytun’s assets as they do not belong to the state.
News Aug 5, 2023 | 11:07 pm
Muslim-Majority Nations Express Outrage over Quran Desecration in SwedenIraqi Prime Minister Shia al-Sudani has ordered the expulsion of the Swedish ambassador from Iraq.
News Jul 21, 2023 | 2:53 pm
New Details Emerge about Panji Gumilang as Blasphemy Probe BeginsThe cleric reportedly has hundreds of bank accounts under different aliases.
News Jul 5, 2023 | 2:14 pm
50 Indonesian Hajj Pilgrims Die During Ritual in MinaHeart attacks, respiratory disorders, and heat strokes are cited as the main causes; authorities urge caution for future pilgrims.
News Jul 2, 2023 | 10:07 am
Hajj Pilgrimage Returns to Full Capacity in Saudi ArabiaAll Muslims are required to make the five-day Hajj at least once in their lives if they are physically and financially able to do it.
News Jun 26, 2023 | 9:45 pm
Thudong Ritual: Monks Walk From Thailand to Borobudur TempleAs many as 32 monks are walking from Thailand to the world’s largest Buddhist temple Borobudur.
News May 31, 2023 | 12:03 pm
Number of Indonesian Hajj Pilgrims Hits Record HighThe number of Indonesians going to Mecca for hajj have reached record high thanks to the additional quota granted by Saudi Arabia.
News May 25, 2023 | 4:51 pm
Aussie Man Caught Spitting at Mosque Imam in BandungPolice arrest him as he was awaiting a flight to Australia at Soekarno-Hatta Airport.
News Apr 29, 2023 | 6:40 pm
Gov’t Says Eid Falls on SaturdayThe date of Eid is calculated by the sighting of the new moon that marks the first day of Syawal.
News Apr 20, 2023 | 11:35 pm
Local Governments Urged to Facilitate Muhammadiyah Eid PrayerMuhammadiyah determined the first day of Syawal in advance, even before Ramadan began.
News Apr 19, 2023 | 1:10 am
No Sectarian Issue over Virgin Mary Statue Wrapped in Tarpaulin: PoliceInternet users speculated that the owner of the larger-than-life-size statue was forced to put a cover on it during Ramadan.
News Mar 24, 2023 | 5:07 pm
Ramadan Begins on Thursday, but There Could Be No Consensus on Idul FitriNahdlatul Ulama and Muhammadiyah often found themselves in disagreements about when Ramadan begins and ends.
News Mar 22, 2023 | 10:25 pm
Century-Old Nahdlatul Ulama Worthy of Contributing to the World: JokowiPresident Jokowi also told Nahdlatul Ulama that the second century should mark a new awakening for the world's largest Muslim organization.
News Feb 7, 2023 | 10:24 am
Indonesia Wants to Wrap Up Trade Pact Talks with EU Before Elections
Indonesia Calls for Palestine’s Full UN Membership
Maruli Simanjuntak, Son-in-Law of Minister Luhut, Becomes New Army Chief
Jokowi Fires Back at Anies’ Criticism on Capital Nusantara Project
Poland to Start Exporting Apples to Indonesia Next Year