Istiqlal invites 1,000 people with disabilities for Idul Adha prayers

Istiqlal invites 1,000 people with disabilities  for Idul Adha prayers

Sacrificial animals received by the management of Istiqlal Mosque (ANTARA/Fauzi Lamboka/suharto)

Jakarta (ANTARA) - The management of Istiqlal Mosque in Jakarta invited one thousand people with disabilities to perform Idul Adha (Day of Sacrifice) prayers at the mosque on Sunday morning.

The management of the mosque, along with the Religious Affairs Ministry and the Presidential Staff Office used the momentum of Idul Adha to start movement called people with disabilities-friendly mosque .

Hence, during the celebration of Idul Adha this time, the management of the mosque invited one thousand people with disabilities to join the Idul Adha prayers and distributed hearing aid among them to be able to hear the Idul Adha sermon at the mosque.

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The Idul Adha prayers at Istiqlal Mosque started at around 07.00 a.m. local time. Although the mosque is being renovated, it could accommodate more than 150,000 worshipers on that day.

This year, the mosque received 43 sacrificial animals including 23 cows and 20 goats, Some of the sacrificial animals were from President Joko Widodo, Vice President Jusuf Kalla and a number of ministers of the Working Cabinet

Unlike in the previous years,the mosque did not distribute coupons to receive sacrificial meat this year. Instead, they will distribute the sacrificial meat among the Jakarta residents who are entitled to it in five different zones in the capital.

In addition, the committee of sacrificial animals will not use plastic bags to distribute the meat in compliance with Jakarta Governor Anies Bawesdan's instruction.

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