Jokowi performs Idul Adha prayer at Bogor Presidential Palace complex

Jokowi performs Idul Adha prayer at Bogor Presidential Palace complex

President Joko Widodo, First Lady Iriana, and their youngest son Kaesang Pangarep performed the Idul Adha prayer in the front yard of Wisma Bayurini at the Bogor Presidential Palace complex, Bogor, West Java, on Friday (July 31, 2020). ANTARA/HO-Presidential Secretariat Press Bureau/sh

Jakarta (ANTARA) - President Joko Widodo (Jokowi) and his family performed the Idul Adha 1441 Hijriah prayer in the front yard of Wisma Bayurini at the Bogor Presidential Palace complex in Bogor, West Java, on Friday.

Jokowi wore a long-sleeved white shirt, brown sarong, and black cap; while First Lady Iriana wore a beige veil; and their youngest son Kaesang Pangarep was dressed in a white thobe and black cap. All of them wore masks.

The Idul Adha prayer and the following sermon was led by Muhammadun, head of the Baitussalam Mosque Management (DKM) of the Bogor Presidential Palace.

During his sermon, Muhammadun, concurrently part of an internal security team of the palace, delivered the message of sacrifice in Prophet Ibrahim's life, as a form of the children's devotion to their parents and a way to maintain silaturrahim, the strengthening of relations with friends, relatives, and humanity.

"We share meat with the poor, relatives, neighbors, and friends to strengthen our relations, as silaturrahim will give us more brothers, more sustenance, and a longer life under God's blessings," he stated.

COVID-19 health protocols were applied during prayers by maintaining physical distancing and wearing masks.

Commander of Group A Presidential Security Guard Col. Inf. Achiruddin, President's Adjutant Col. Inf. Rudy Saladin, and assistant adjutant Adjunct Commissioner Syarif Muhammad Fitriansyah were also present at the prayer.

In Jakarta, the capital city's administration appealed to Muslims living in Jakarta’s red zones to avoid mass prayers during Idul Adha to prevent the transmission of COVID-19.

Religious Affairs Minister Fachrul Razi stated that Indonesia’s main mosque -- the Grand Istiqlal Mosque in Central Jakarta -- would not hold the Idul Adha prayer this year in the wake of the current situation. Related news: Indonesians celebrating Idul Adha should follow COVID-19 protocols
Related news: Istiqlal invites 1,000 people with disabilities for Idul Adha prayers


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