Shiar Islam in Papua and its Practices

goodmorningpapua.com – Administratively, Wamega Village is one of the villages in the North Salawati district, its position is on the left side of Salawati Island, which is a part of a group of small islands in Raja Ampat Regency, West Papua Province. To reach this village can be reached for ± 1.5 hours by using a motorboat “Long Boat” from Sorong City.

This village on North Salawati Island is inhabited by ± 429 people gathered in ± 115 KK (Head of Family) and 72 families themselves are non-Muslims. This village rarely gets Qurban meat during Eid al-Adha. This is what makes Laznas LMI provide a priority to that village in distributing sacrificial animals in the form of cows.

“The majority of citizens here work as a fishermen, hunting, gathering, and gardening. Their income is not much because sometimes you get fish, you often go home empty handed. The moment of Eid al-Adha by slaughtering sacrificial animals is the dream of the citizens of Wamega Village. Thank God this year can be realized, being able to feel the delicious beef. Children are also busy coming to the mosque to see the slaughtering process,” said Agung Wicaksono as President Director of Laznas LMI, Tuesday (12/07/2022).

Kindness is not limited by distance. How far we can contribute to our brothers. Like the distribution of this qurban, the mudhohi from Sidoarjo were slaughtered in Raja Ampat, West Papua.

“This is the beauty of sharing with our brothers and sisters in remote areas of West Papua. Getting to Wamega Village, North Salawati District is not easy. It takes 1.5 hours by long boat from Sorong City. It was a fun and unforgettable moment for them. Thank you, because of your sacrifice a lot of happiness is spread. May Allah accept the sacrifice of Mr/Mrs Mudhohi and make us more pious individuals.” he concluded.

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