BONSERNEWS.com – The general chairman of the Muhammadiyah Central Executive, Haedar Nashir, said that his party appreciates President Jokowi increasing the Eid Al-Fitr holidays through the joint leave mechanism on June 28 and 30, 2023.
Previously, the government, through the Ministry of Religion, through monitoring the rukyatul hilal, had set Eid al-Adha in Indonesia on June 29, 2023. Meanwhile, PP Muhammadiyah had long ago determined Eid al-Adha on June 28, 2023.
“PP Muhammadiyah expresses its gratitude to President Joko Widodo for announcing a three-day holiday in the context of Eid al-Adha on 28, 29 and 30 (June),” he said, Monday 26 June 2023.
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According to Haedar, President Jokowi’s policy means that differences are accommodated and appreciated by the state.
“So there is no need to argue over who (holiday) is on the 28th or 29th let alone until it becomes a problem,” he said.
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In addition to providing holiday concessions, he said, the government also allowed public facilities for different Eid celebrations.
According to him, Muhammadiyah is not only celebrating Eid al-Adha on June 28, but many other components of the Muslim community are celebrating on the same date.
However, Haedar appealed to all members of Muhammadiyah and society in general to increase tolerance by mutual respect for differences.
“We must be tolerant of each other. There is an appeal from Muhammadiyah for members of the community who actually belong to the community there on the 28th so that there is no problem slaughtering properly, but we respect those who slaughter the next day or the next day, until tasyrik day,” he said.
Previously, Indonesian President Joko Widodo on Thursday (22/6) signed Presidential Decree (Keppres) Number 16 of 2023 concerning the Second Amendment to Presidential Decree No. 24 of 2022 concerning Leave with State Civil Apparatus Employees (ASN) in 2023.
The Presidential Decree 16/2023 was issued as a follow-up to the Joint Decree (SKB) of the Minister of Religion, the Minister of Manpower, and the Minister of Administrative Reform and Bureaucratic Reform which stipulated June 28 and 30 2023 as Eid al-Adha 1444 Hijriah/2023 AD joint leave.