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  • Falak’s  Tracks
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    Falak’s Tracks

    Muhammad Falak bin Abbas was instructor to many important Muslim people of stature in this country. He took part in the Dutch resistance, and was prominent in politics.

  • The First Prayer Hall in Ulakan
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    The First Prayer Hall in Ulakan

    Sheikh Burhanuddin Ulakan spread Islam by establishing a surau. The first instance of a pesantren education methodology.

  • A Healer in the Red District
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    A Healer in the Red District

    Abd al-Rauf al-Sinkili frequently put an end to feuds between Muslims in Aceh. He developed the Syattariyah school of thought in the archipelago.

  • The Peaceful Path of Old Preachers
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    The Peaceful Path of Old Preachers

    EIGHT ulemas from various parts of the archipelago spread Islam to different corners of what is today known as Indonesia. Faced with many challenges, such as stormy seas and isolation in their new homes, they worked to preach the religion, embracing communities that did not share their faith with their knowledge and wisdom. Like the wali (saints) before them, these ulemas promoted a peaceful and compassionate Islam.

  • Religious Outreach to Africa
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    Religious Outreach to Africa

    Having travelled to the Middle East for more than 20 years, Sheikh Yusuf spread the message of Islam in Banten and other countries. The location of his tomb is still subject to debate.

  • A Woman Wali
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    A Woman Wali

    A waliyah (a female wali or early preacher of Islam in Indonesia) can be found in the history of the spread of Islam on the Island of Bawean. Zainab, as was her name, continued the religious propagation duties of her husband, who had died while sailing from Java.

  • A ‘Pope’ from Giri
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    A ‘Pope’ from Giri

    Before becoming king, Sunan Prapen propagated the Islamic faith to Lombok. He used shadow puppet plays to convey Islamic teachings.

  • The Rebel from Pamijahan
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    The Rebel from Pamijahan

    Sheikh Abdul Muhyi used the Wali Sanga’s approach in spreading Islam in West Java. He managed to evade the Dutch.

  • Kimia Farma’s Right to Respond

    Kimia Farma’s Right to Respond

    With reference to the May 12-18, 2020 edition of the Tempo magazine’s cover story titled The Biozek Controversy, which was published on May 12, 2020.

  • Rooms for Front-Line Medical Workers
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    Rooms for Front-Line Medical Workers

    The eviction of some health workers has led some boarding house owners to offer them rooms free of charge. Medical personnel are helping one another.

  • The Sewing Crew
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    The Sewing Crew

    Several groups take the initiative to fashion protective gear for health workers. Their products are being distributed for free to hundreds of medical facilities.

  • Keeping the Nation Alive
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    Keeping the Nation Alive

    Plummeting demand and restricted access to distribution amid the Covid-19 pandemic have caused foodstuff prices to drop. Solidarity movements have come to the aid of farmers in Indonesia’s rural areas.

  • 20 Seconds to Save a Life
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    20 Seconds to Save a Life

    Some groups are raising public awareness on the coronavirus using simple methods. They are filling a vacuum not yet occupied by the government.

  • Food for the City’s Poor
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    Food for the City’s Poor

    Activists established soup kitchens to provide food for those impacted by Covid-19. The food solidarity movement is meant to assist the urban poor.

  • The Helping Hands
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    The Helping Hands

    Amid the deadly pandemic, several individuals and communities are refusing to sit still and wait for the government to take action. Using simple ideas, they lend a helping hand to those affected by the pandemic. These people are gathering resources and working hard in order to move swiftly and accurately to fight the pandemic, whose end is not yet in sight. Acts of solidarity, such as the ones performed by these members of the Indonesian public, will persist even amid the worst of disasters.

  • The Values of Japanese and Indonesian Novels

    The Values of Japanese and Indonesian Novels

    Delving further into the literary works of Nobel laureates from Japan like Kawabata and Yukio Mishima, we can notice the very paternalistic puritan morals of Asian nations.

  • Biozek is made in China
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    Biozek is made in China

    Chief Executive Officer Inzek International Trading BV Zeki Hamid:

  • Profiting in the Midst of Panic
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    Profiting in the Midst of Panic

    Rapid testing services are mushrooming. The result of minimal health monitoring by the government.

  • Crying Over a False Result
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    Crying Over a False Result

    Rapid testing in various regions has yielded inaccurate results. Psychosomatic symptoms may occur after a false positive.

  • The Problem with Rapid Testing
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    The Problem with Rapid Testing

    International journalists have found issues with Covid-19 rapid test kits. India and Spain are complaining about the inaccuracy of Chinese-manufactured test kits.

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