/Minister Basuki on Eid al-Adha 1444 H: The meaning of sacrifice for all of us is sincerity

Minister Basuki on Eid al-Adha 1444 H: The meaning of sacrifice for all of us is sincerity

Jakarta, ABIM (30/6/2023) – Minister of Public Works and Public Housing (PUPR) Basuki Hadimuljono and Mrs. Kartika Basuki Hadimuljono attended the Eid al-Adha 1444 Hijriah Prayer at the As-Salam Mosque of the PUPR Ministry, Jakarta, Thursday (6/29). As imam were Ustadz Muhammad Sabri and Khatib Ustadz Ahmad Yani who presented ‘Critical Tips for Achieving Success as Servants of Allah and Parents’.

Minister Basuki said the commemoration of Eid al-Adha in 2023 can be interpreted to instill sincerity in oneself. One of them is the application of a sense of sincerity in giving the best in us to other people, organizations, and the country.

Minister Basuki gave an example specifically for PUPR personnel who carry out their duties anywhere throughout Indonesia, there are many PUPR employees on duty outside Jakarta who are separated from their families who cannot go home today. This can also be interpreted as sincerity to do the best for the organization, for the people, and for the country.

“I think for all of us, the meaning of sacrifice for all of us is the sincerity to do something, to give something of our best, to give something not that we don’t like, but rather what we are happy to give, that is the meaning of sincerity from Eid al-Adha,” the Minister Basuki said.

In this Eid al-Adha 2023, the PUPR Ministry received 106 cows and 125 goats, which were distributed to people in need, including 21 mosques and prayer rooms in the PUPR Ministry housing complex in Jabodetabek, 53 mosques and prayer rooms, and 17 Islamic boarding schools and orphanages in Jabodetabek and Banten. Sacrificial animals were also distributed to areas in need, such as Bantul, Yogyakarta, Boyolali, Manado, Flores, including the National Capital (IKN) Nusantara.

This sacrificial animal is a personal donation by Ministry of PUPR employees which was collected by the Ministry of PUPR’s Sacrificial Committee and the management of the As-Salam Mosque. The distribution of these sacrificial animals is a form of concern/solidarity/mutual assistance from the Ministry of PUPR’s extended family to people in need. (ABIM)