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Makassar Mayor Danny Pomanto visits Muslim community in Washington DC United States

Makassar Mayor Mohamed Ramdhan Pomanto visits the IMAAM Center Mosque in Washington DC, USA [ Pribadi Danny Pomanto]

Dhuhur Prayer in Congregation and Gathering with the Indonesian Diaspora in Washington DC – Makassar Mayor Mohamed Ramdhan Pomanto visits the IMAAM Center Mosque in Washington DC, United States.

Danny Pomanto was welcomed by the Board of Directors of IMAAM, Bambang Achiruddin, who is also an employee in the Department of Education and Culture of the Indonesian Embassy in the United States. As well as the former president of IMAAM and former president of IMSA, Siafarin Murdas and several IMAAM churches.

“I took the time to pray at the congregation and make friends with the Indonesian diaspora in Washington DC. Gathering with the congregation at the IMAAM Center Mosque, there were Mr. Bambang and Mr. Siafrin. The elder among them was Mr. Irwan Tantu. Makassar Cooperative Secretary and his family brothers,” said Danny Pomanto, Tuesday 26 July 2022.

Danny Pomanto said that the existence of the Indonesian Muslim community in Uncle Sam’s country has become the face of Indonesia, especially Indonesian Muslims in the United States. The presence of IMAAM is also considered strategic enough for diplomacy.

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“I also found an explanation about the history of the existence of IMAAM, which was sponsored by President SBY in 2014 and various activities of the Muslim community in DC (District of Columbia), Maryland and Virginia,” he said. Explained.

The IMAAM or Indonesia Muslim Association in the US regularly conducts several programs in the fields of Islamic education, social society and independent economics.

Irwan Thamreen Tantu, a member of IMAAM, said, “Every weekend there is a seminary for children aged 5 to 16 that includes Quran reading, Islamic studies, stories of the apostles by volunteers from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m..” from Makassar city

There is also a joint Alquran study program for adult gatherings every Tuesday and a morning lecture by the Imam of the IMAAM Center Mosque, Fahmi Zubir.

“There are regular games and food provision for the elderly and congregations suspected of Covid. All of them are supported by the IMAAM creative economy by inviting all residents to cook food and then sell it in the mosque, the profits are donated to the mosque. is adjusted for profit. Sharing or 100 per cent. There is also capital and all profits are donated,” he explained.

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Danny Pomanto has been advised by Irwan Tantu to be persistent in fulfilling his mandate as mayor of Makassar.

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