Raising Religiosity in the Prison Block
Monday, 17 May 2021
The Tanjungpinang Prison has established a prison block for religious studies for rehabilitating drug inmates. They are cooperating with an Islamic boarding school.
THE recitation of the verses of Surah Al-Fatihah, the first chapter of the Qur’an, could be heard emanating in turns from inside the Tanjungpinang Class IIA Narcotics Correctional Facility in the Riau Islands, on Monday, May 3. That night, dozens of inmates were performing tarawih, an optional prayer performed during the fasting month of Ramadan. “In Ramadan we general pray tarawih in our respective rooms,” said Ari A. Kurniawan...
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