Tuesday, August 30, 2011

The Twin Eid Ul Fitr

This evening the Minister of Religious Affairs Suryadarma Ali announced that the Eid Ul Fitr would be on Wednesday 31 August.therefore one day later than predicted by many people.

The Minister made the decision after meeting with relevant institutions including the Indonesian  Islamic Cleric Council (MUI) based on the reports of a team of astronomers in 80 locations in the country

With this decision, there will be two Eid Ul Fitr celebrations in Indonesia, i.e.Tuesday which will be celebrated by the second largest Moslem organization Muhammadiyah, and Wednesday which will be celebrated by most Moslems including the largest Moslem organization Nahdatul Ulama (NU).

I hope that this difference would not create other differences among both organizations as has been promised by their leaders.

12 comments:

colson said...

Tuesday or Thursday. And last minute call. This is beyond me.

But then I'm an outsider and a layman as far as astronomy as well as the religion is concerned.

But, with all due respect, this IS confusing. There can't be any misunderstanding about the position of the moon. And this position is not something of a sudden surprise: it was well known long ago.

Wisata Murah said...

difference is grace. the truth is always visible behind the day.
hopefully with our differences become more mature..
happy blogging

Wisata Murah said...

menjawab pertanyaan sahabat diatas butuh kearifan..secara ilmu cara menghitung bulan antara bukan nasional dan jawa atau arab sangat berbeda. kalau masehi pergantian waktu ada di tengah malam. sedang kita pergantian waktunya ada di sekitar jam (internasional) 6 sore

harap dipahami jam 6 sore itu tidak mesti jatuh di waktu sama. contohnya waktu sholat subuh, kita bisa jam 4 atau setengah lima pagi.

sementara menurut hitungan bulan arab atau jawa tadi, selesih satu menit waktu sore. waktu sudah tergelincir di di hari berikutnya. dengan ditunjukan hilangnya rembang atau mendadak gelap

begitu juga sebaliknya. kalau kurang satu menit. berarti hari belum berganti.. syukron

Multibrand said...

@Colson,
The decision is made based on astrological calculation.
I am not very sure about it.

@Wisata Murah,
Let us hope that everything will be fine.

Multibrand said...

@Wisata Murah,
Mungkin cara peninjauannya yang berbeda.

Munir ardi said...

semoga perbedaan ini akan menumbuhkan kearifan bukan merenggangkan hubungan antara sesama umat islam

Filipina Ini said...

Indeed,using two dates might divide the sectors further....

Webbielady said...

Good luck with the two dates celebration. As long as unity and realpeace and one's heart is sincere, no differences should occur...

boyin said...

Selamat Idul Fitri ya pak...mohon maaf lahir dan bathin...for me who manage the hotel with resort style. that news make us happy as the guest will stay longer and more business come.

r10 said...

selamat idul fitri, mohon maaf lahir dan batin

saya lebaran hari ini

Muhammad Dadan Suryana said...

These differences in Indonesia are so common. Nothing to worry. :)

Multibrand said...

@Munir Ardi,
Semoga demikian jadinya, bang.

@Filipina Ini,
You are right, unfortunately.

@Webby Lady,
Yes what's in one's heart really counts in this case.

@Boyin,
Maaf lahir batin.
Glad to know that this difference can be good for your business.

@R10,
Selamat Hari Raya Idul Fitri, mohon maaf lahir batin.

@Muhammad Dadan,
Yes the differences have actually occurred many times in the past.
Good for you.