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’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.
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.
Two German tourists have stirred up trouble by bathing at Ujong Blang Beach, Lhokseumawe wearing only bikinis, Tempo.co reported.
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.
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.
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.
Indonesia’s top clerical council is demanding the government draw up legislation to make tourism in the country compliant with Islamic principles.
Islamic New Year on November 15, efers to the migration of Prophet Muhammad and his followers from Mecca to Medina, where they set up the first Islamic state.