Indonesia: Ahmadis question Depok administration’s decision to seal mosque

Source: The Indonesian Ahmadiyah Congregation (JAI) questioned on Monday the decision of the Depok city administration in West Java forbidding Ahmadis from using a mosque that belongs to one of the congregation members for worship. Depok Mayor Mohammad Idris and many police and Public Order Agency (Satpol PP) officers reportedly […]

Indonesia: Ahmadis expect dialogue with President Jokowi

Source: Followers of the Ahmadiyah religious sect are hoping to meet with President Joko “Jokowi” Widodo to tell the country’s leader to revoke the 2008 joint ministerial decree on Ahmadiyah, which prohibits members of the faith from propagating their teachings. Ahmadiyah spokesman Yendra Budiana said perpetrators of almost all cases of persecution […]

Indonesia: Depok Ahmadiyya Community Confesses of Being Persecuted by Mayor

Source: DEPOK, NETRALNEWS.COM – Depok Ahmadiyya Community associated in the Indonesia Ahmadiyya Community (JAI) will take legal action related to the forced closure of Depok Al-Hidayah Mosque which takes place on Saturday to Sunday, June 3-4, in the morning. Secretary of External Relations of JAI Kandali Achmad Lubis stated that […]

Indonesia: “Ahmadiyya Can Perform Their Belief But Can’t Spread It”, says Religious Affairs Minister Saifuddin

Source: Religious Affairs Minister Lukman Hakim Saifuddin said in an interview that Ahmadiyya congregation is forbidden to spread their religion. “Regarding Ahmadiyya, (what we) prohibit is the spread of its religious teachings,” Lukman said on Monday. However, he does not prohibit the congregation to pray and worship based on their belief. “Ahmadiyya congregation’s […]

Is Indonesian Islam too big to fail?

Source: Jakarta Post The above question is addressed to those who still believe in the strength of Indonesian Islam post-Jakarta gubernatorial election and the verdict of two years’ imprisonment handed down to Basuki “Ahok” Tjahaja Purnama, the outgoing Jakarta governor. Indonesian Islam refers to Islam that is progressive, moderate and […]

Indonesia: Govt Studying Ahmadiyya Mosque Closure in Depok

Source:, Jakarta: The Religious Affairs Ministry is still studying the Ahmadiyya mosque closure by the Depok municipality administration. “I cannot give any statement yet,” Religious Affairs Minister Lukman Hakim Saifuddin said on Monday. The Al-Hidayah mosque which is owned by the Indonesia Ahmadiyya Community (JAI) was sealed by the […]