Students read the Quran at Al Hidayah Mosque in Karangploso, Malang, East Java on Tuesday. The mosque, completed in 1936, combines Turkish interior with Iranian architecture. (Antara Photo/Ari Bowo Sucipto)
United Colors of Ramadan
BY : ANTARA PHOTO
MAY 11, 2019
For Indonesian Muslims, fasting is not an excuse to sleep or do nothing all day. Ramadan is filled with so many useful activities: reading Quran (Muslims are encouraged to read the Holy Book cover to cover during the month), sharing takjil (Ramadan snacks) to the poor or laying out iftar (breaking-the-fast meal) for the homeless. Indonesians of other faiths also join in on the Ramadan festivities, donating food or visiting their Muslim neighbors in a show of unity and compassion.