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Indonesian president and vice president hold Eid Al-Fitr worship at Istiqlal Mosque

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Indonesian President Joko Widodo (eighth left) and Vice President Ma'ruf Amin (ninth left) perform the Eid al-Fitr 1445 H prayer at the Istiqlal Mosque, Central Jakarta on Wednesday (10/4/2024). (Photo: ANTARA)

 

VOInews, Jakarta: This year, Indonesian President Joko Widodo and Vice President Ma'ruf Amin performed Eid al-Fitr worship at Istiqlal Mosque, Jakarta on Wednesday (10/4/2024). Indonesian First Lady, Iriana and Second Lady, Wury were seen accompanying the two. The mosque, which can accommodate up to more than 200,000, is the largest in the country.

President Jokowi wore a black suit, cap, and white koko shirt underneath, and wore a black sarong. Meanwhile, Vice President Ma'ruf Amin also wore a black jacket with a white koko, a black sarong, and a black cap.

 

"Dear congregants, the President and Vice President were present to participate in the 1445 Hijri Eid al-Fitr worship. The worship will be held at 07.00 a.m.," said the Grand Imam of the Istiqlal Mosque, Nasaruddin Umar, when welcoming the President's arrival at the Istiqlal Mosque.

 

Eid al-Fitr worship at the mosque was led by Imam H Ahmad Husni Ismail, and the Eid sermon was delivered by Abdul A'la Basyir. The theme was "Strengthening Togetherness by Maintaining National Unity".

 

From the RRI's monitoring, people packed Istiqlal Mosque to perform Eid worship with their families. Public enthusiasm is also very high, which can be seen from the density of people entering the Al-Fattah entrance, one of the mosque's main entrances. One of the congregants, Roy, confirmed this.

 

"Yes, (I attend) just with the family. The queue to get in was quite busy, there was an inspection too. I left Jakarta after the morning prayer from home, the equipment was ready," said Roy.

 

Roy complained that the parking lot was full, making him park his vehicle outside the mosque. He hopes the worship can be carried out solemnly.

 

"Parking is quite far because it's already full inside. I was riding a motorbike with my wife and children," he said.

 

Some officers from the Greater Jakarta metropolitan police and Jakarta's transportation agency made parking arrangements inside and outside the mosque. Several unofficial parking lots have emerged, disrupting traffic flow. (RRI.co.id/Rizki Supermana)

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