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Director of Development of Religious Court Administration, Directorate General of Badilag Participates in Rukyatul Hilal at Alas Purwo Banyuwangi

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Head of Office of the Ministry of Religion of Banyuwangi Regency Dr. Moh. Amak Burhanudin has appointed two teams of the Rukyatul Hilal of the Hisab and Rukyah Agency (BHR) before Ramadan, Wednesday (22/03/23) namely at Pancur Beach led by Gufron Musthofa, Head of KUA Gambiran sub-district and Zaenal Abidin, Head of Hajj and Umrah Organizers. While in Gumuk Klas, Singojuruh District, Mustain Hakim, Organizer of Zakat and Waqf and Fatkhur Rahman, Head of KUA Songgon District.

What is special in Rukyatul Hilal which is carried out at Pancur Beach, in addition to being attended by the heads of the sub-district KUA, Islamic Community Organizations and Banyuwangi Religious Court Judges, the team from IAIDA Blogagung and IAII Genteng with the students, also attended by Dr. Dra. NUR DJANNAH SYAF, S.H., M.H, Director of Development of Religious Court Administration
Directorate General of Badilag, Supreme Court of the Republic of Indonesia.


The Head of the Office of the Ministry of Religion of Banyuwangi Regency, represented by Kasi PD Pontren Muklis in Alas Purwo said that Rukyatul Hilal is an obligation for us.

"Whatever the result, we will report it to the central BHR, Muklis said.

The Banyuwangi Religious Court judge said that currently BMKG already has an application that can see the new moon in real time.

"There has been a request from the Head of the Office of the Ministry of Religion of Banyuwangi Regency to us to hold a hearing and put it in the determination, ” said Deputy Chief of the Religious Courts.

The Director of Religious Court Administration Development said that before there were no binoculars, and now there are binoculars, the future may be even more sophisticated.

"We represent the Central Government to jointly carry out the Rukyatul Hilal, said Nur Jannah.

Furthermore, Nur Jannah said that currently the new moon is high 8 degrees that are highly visible.

"All of Indonesia is there 104 Rukyatul Hilal point which is also followed by the Religious Courts, " he said

In a separate place, Amak conveyed Amak Expressing gratitude Alhamdulillah that this year the Ministry of Religion of Banyuwangi prepared 2 the Rukyatul Hilal place, namely in Gumuk Klasi and Pancur Beach by inviting Islamic organizations and related parties and also collaborating with religious universities in Banyuwangi Regency.

As for the implementation of the hilal rukyatul activity today, it went smoothly. However, because it was covered with clouds, the new moon was not visible.

Rukyatul Hilal in Alas Purwo led by Gufron Musthofa who is also the Chairperson of the Lajnah Falakiyah PC Nahdlatul Ulama Banyuwangi Regency said that whether you see it here or not, the early decision of Ramadhan still follows the government's decision.(Shaf/Aguk)