PORTALMAKASSAR.COM, Washington DC – Mayor of Makassar, Mo. Ramdhan ‘Danny’ Pomanto took time off to visit the IMAAM Center during his working trip to Washington DC, USA.
Danny Pomanto was welcomed by IMAAM’s Board of Directors, Bambang Achiruddin, who is an employee of the Department of Education and Culture (Education and Culture Attaché) of the Indonesian Embassy in the United States, as well as former President and former President of IMAAM. IMSA, Siafarin Murdas and many other IMAAM members.
“I took time out to pray at Dhuhur in the church and to make friends with Indonesian immigrants in Washington DC. With the congregation at the IMAAM Center Mosque, were Mr. Bambang and Mr. Siafrin. Among them is Pak Irwan Tantu, elder brother of Makassar Cooperative Secretariat with his family,” said Danny Pomanto,
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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.
There is also a Quran Learning Together program for adult gatherings every Tuesday and a morning lecture by Imam Fahmi Zubeer of the Imam Center Mosque.
“There is provision for regular games and food for the elderly and congregation suspected of Covid. Everything is supported by IMAAM’s creative economy, by inviting all residents to cook food and then selling it at the mosque, the profits are donated to the mosque, adjusted for profit sharing or 100 percent. There are also those whose capital and all profits are donated, ”he explained.
Danny Pomanto was advised by Irwan Tantu to be persistent in fulfilling his mandate as the number one person in Makassar City.
“The problem of the city is much more complex and very different from the problems here, stay focused and take the initiative, it is okay to be small but visible and consistent and sustainable,” he hoped.