TRIBUNNEWS.COM, JAKARTA – The Indonesian Ulema Council (MUI) appealed to Muslims not to contradict the difference in the implementation of Eid al-Adha 1439 H.
"MUI expects Muslims to accept the difference between Eid al-Adha and adults, tasamuh and tolerant attitudes, mutual respect and respect," said MUI Vice-President, Zainut Tauhid Sa & adi, in a written statement on Tuesday (21-08-2018),
He explained that the MUI continued to lead by MUI Fatwa No. 1 when determining the beginning of Ramadan, Syawal and Dzulhijjah. 2 of 2004 that is by using the method of rukyatul hilal and hisab.
Although it is known, in the Istbat congregation of the Ministry of Religion on 11 August 2018, after listening to reports from the observatory of the hilal at 92 observations of the new moon in Indonesia, it shows that the position of the new moon still below the horizon or minus a grade of 43 minutes, so the hilal is not possible to see (imkanur ru & # 39; yah).
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So that the Council of Isbat established the month of Dzulkaidah 1439 H which is perfected by istikmal.
That is, he said, was fulfilled for 30 days, so the 1st Dzulhijjah was decided to fall on Monday 13/8/2018 and the festival of Eid al-Adha fell on the 10th of Dhul Hijjah 1439 H coincides with the date of 22 August 2018.
"The occurrence of differences in the determination of the fall of Eid al-Adha between Saudi Arabia and Indonesia in 2018 is because there is a difference between mathla & # 39; or the location of the rise of the new moon," he said. .
"Although Indonesia is earlier than time because of the calculation of the sun, but because the hilal that is seen in mathla & # 39; is different, so there is a difference in determining 1 Dzulhijjah," he added.
He said that for some Muslims who follow the determination of their faith in accordance with the Saudi Arabian state of today, they are broadened because 1 Dzulhijjah falls on Sunday, August 12, 2018.
While some other Muslims in Indonesia still perform the fast of Arofah and will just fly tomorrow because the determination of 1 Dzulhijjah falls on Monday, August 13, 2018.
"For this reason, we expect Muslims to accept the difference between Eid al-Adha 1439 H and the attitude of adult, tasamuh, tolerant and respect for each other's opinions," he concluded.