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Pemprov DKI Jakarta Akan Berangkatkan 517 Takmir Masjid Umroh Gratis

Mosque Imams to Be Departed for Umrah This Year

Translated by: Rizky Mawardi

14/02 18:45 WIB | Read 129 X

The Jakarta Provincial Government is going to collaborate with Jakarta Indonesian Mosque Council (DMI) to provide umrah (minor hajj) for mosque caretakers (locally known as marbot) and majelis taklim (Quran study group) caretakers.

Jakarta Bureau of Mental and Spiritual Education (Dikmental) Head, Hendra Hidayat said, in this year, his side will depart 267 marbut caretakers, 150 majelis taklim caretakers and 100 mosque imams.

"To realize it, we want to use this year budget in the amount of Rp 14.48 billion that will be granted to the Jakarta DMI. We will cover all their needs," he expressed, Friday (2/14).

They will be facilitated to stay in a 5-star hotel and will be ensured to get good service from leaving to returning to their homeland," he explained.

Jakarta DMI Chairman, Makmun Al-Ayyubi expresses his grateful to the city government that has the program.

"Alhamdulillah and thank you, the city adds more free quotas for umrah up to 100 for this year," he told.

He explained the departure is scheduled after Idul Adha. The selection process is through the administrators of the urban village and sub-district mosque councils who submitted the recipients to depart.

The requirement is every recipient must have been recorded as recipients of grant aid, as well as has a letter of recommendation from the Mosque Prosperity Board (DKM) and PM 1 from the urban village.

"As another condition, they have been at least serving themselves in the mosque for five years," he stated.