Ramadan for Non-Muslims: An Etiquette Guide

Ramadan for Non-Muslims: An Etiquette Guide

There are 7 billion people in the world. And a full 22% of them — 1.6 billion — are fasting from sunup to sundown. Every day. For an entire month. It’s Ramadan, the holiest month of the Muslim calendar. But what if you’re not a Muslim — just a caring, considerate person. Is there anything […]

Indonesia on High Alert for Nov 4 Protest

Indonesia on High Alert for Nov 4 Protest

Indonesia’s President Joko Widodo has instructed authorities to be on the alert, during a mass demonstration by Islamic hardliners in Jakarta planned for Friday (Nov 4), quoted from Channel News Asia.

Denpasar Named ‘Most Islamic Cities’

Denpasar Named ‘Most Islamic Cities’

Hindu-majority Denpasar has been named one of Indonesia’s “most Islamic cities,” along with Yogyakarta and Bandung, in an Islamic City Index that survey 29 cities in Indonesia released by the Maarif Institute.

Apologizes for Bali Sharia Tourism Proposal

Apologizes for Bali Sharia Tourism Proposal

Following protested from Balinese people, Bali Sharia Economic Society (MES) chairman Dadang Hermawan has apologized for proposing Sharia tourism be promoted on the Islands of the Gods.

Balinese People Rejects Sharia Tourism

Balinese People Rejects Sharia Tourism

Bali Governor Made Mangku Pastika has opposed the idea of developing sharia tourism in Bali, saying it had the potential to cause discord on the Hindu-majority province.

Indonesia To Further Develop ‘Halal Tourism’

Indonesia To Further Develop ‘Halal Tourism’

Tourism Minister Arief Yahya has pledged to boost the promotion and development of “halal tourism”, which has largely remained untapped, after the country took home three trophies from an international halal tourism awards.