Ramadan to offer momentum for revival of spirituality: MUI

Jakarta (ANTARA News) – The Indonesian Ulema Council (MUI) urged Muslims to utilize the momentum offered by Ramadan for realizing spiritual awakening based on faith, science, and good deeds for building personal and social devotion to help benefit Indonesia.

“The MUI has called on Muslims to welcome the month of Ramadan with faith and sincerity,” MUI Deputy Secretary General Amirsyah Tambunan stated here on Friday.

He also called on Muslims to practice tolerance during the holy month and not get involved in conflicts, including differences in religious faiths.

Muslims should avoid consumptive, wasteful, and undesirable behaviors, as it will only bring harm to themselves and others, the MUI secretary general emphasized.

Tambunan urged financially sound Muslims to offer prayers and do good deeds by helping the poor and needy by distributing alms, giving charity and endowments, as well as conducting other forms of social charity during Ramadan.

The MUI has also called on law enforcement officials to crack down on various unlawful acts that could affect the solemnity of the fasting month of Ramadan, such as the circulation of liquor, or alcohol, and the practice of nightlife and prostitution.

The MUI has also urged societal groups or organizations to avoid taking the law into their hands and avoid engaging in acts of violence, such as conducting raids and carrying out violations of the law.

Source: Antara News