No matter what faith, race and nationality we belong to, on the finish of the day, we’re all brothers and sisters 🙂
The holy month of Ramadan is extra than simply about Muslims fasting from daybreak till sundown, but additionally a month once they carry out pious acts in search of God’s grace. Moreover puasa, one different non secular act that’s distinctive to Ramadan is the Tarawih prayers that are historically carried out in jamaah (in a gaggle) on the mosque throughout nighttime.
Nicely, seeing how necessary the Tarawih prayers are for his or her Muslim brothers and sisters, the Christian-majority inhabitants of the Indonesian island of Papua went above and past to ensure that they may carry out the non secular act peacefully.
As reported by Kompas, a sizable number of Christian youths from the local church of East Mimika District of Papua volunteered to help the local authorities with guarding the safety of Muslims performing the Tarawih prayers throughout the mosques in the district, and have been doing so since the first day of Ramadan. What a thoughtful act of solidarity!
Iptu J Maryen, the head of East Mimika Police Department commented that,
“There are a lot of Christian church youths as well as youth organizations that help with safeguarding peace in our local mosques this Ramadan.”
He further commented that there are at least 21 Christian youths that have volunteered to help with keeping the peace during the performance of the Tarawih prayers at the mosques for this whole month of Ramadan. Most of the youths are from the Mapurujaya Mudika Catholic Church, GKI Solafide Mapurjaya Youth Club and Mapurujaya Youth Organization.
Iptu Maryen further commented that the involvement of Christian church youths as well as youth organizations showcases how the local multi-religious population are really tolerant and live harmoniously with each other. In fact, this thoughtful act of solidarity mirrors Indonesian Papuan Muslims helping with the safeguarding of local churches during the Easter celebrations back in April.
Source: Seputar Papua
This is definitely one of the most heart-warming stories we’ve heard in a while! Kudos to all the youths involved and this interreligious tolerance and harmony is something that we should all strive for.
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