HONG KONG — Minister of Tourism and Creative Economy (Menparekraf) Sandiaga Salahuddin Uno met with Dompet Dhuafa Hong Kong at Mushola Al Falah Consulate General of the Republic of Indonesia (KJRI) Hong Kong, on Friday (10/3/2023).
On this occasion, Sandiaga talked with the Head of Dompet Dhuafa Hong Kong Branch, Imam Baihaqi, about the halal industry and the agenda of Ramadan 1444 H in Hong Kong. Other agencies and institutions also attended the workshop event with the Minister of Tourism and Creative Economy.
As a member of the Expert Council of the Indonesian Association of Muslim Scholars (ICMI), Sandiaga wants to hear directly from Indonesian congregations in Hong Kong about the ease of worship for workers.
“I want to hear directly from the Indonesian congregation in Hong Kong the ease of worship for workers, what are the programs here, especially to face the month of Ramadan. Including what workers in Hong Kong carry out national creative economy products,” he said.
Ustaz Muhaimin from the Islamic Union of Hong Kong then explained the religious activities carried out by the Indonesian community in Hong Kong. Furthermore, the Imam also conveyed about Dompet Dhuafa activities in Hong Kong.
Imam explained the suggestion of support from the government to encourage Indonesian halal restaurants in Hong Kong to take care of halal certification and shared the experiences of challenges of migrant workers in worship, especially prayer and fasting.
Dompet Dhuafa Hong Kong will schedule at least five activities as a Ramadan program. Among them are Dai Ambassador, fasting breaking and Takjil (meal for fasting breaking) spreading, Basic Food Assistance for Shelter, Tarawih Prayer, and Id Prayer.
Imam also said that Dompet Dhuafa opens opportunities for collaboration from all parties in every activity carried out by Dompet Dhuafa. This collaboration is done because Dompet Dhuafa knows that the institution needs help to manage all activities, both worship and humanitarian, in Hong Kong.
“Please pray and support from all parties so that Dompet Dhuafa can continue to be present among Indonesian citizens in Hong Kong,” he said. (Dompet Dhuafa/Muthohar)