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Lebaran 2023: Pemerintah dan Ulama Sepakat Tentukan Tanggal Berpuasa dan Hari Raya

Lebaran, also known as Eid al-Fitr, is a significant festival celebrated by Muslims worldwide. It marks the end of Ramadan, the Islamic holy month of fasting, and is eagerly anticipated by Muslims around the globe. It’s a time for family gatherings, gift-giving, and feasting after 30 days of fasting.

In Indonesia, Lebaran 2023 will be a notable occasion as the government and ulama, Islamic scholars, have come to an agreement on the exact date for fasting and celebrating the holiday. This agreement will ensure that all Muslims in the country observe the festival on the same day.

The government and ulama work together to determine the date of the holy month, and Lebaran in Indonesia is usually celebrated a day after it is celebrated in Saudi Arabia. However, determining the date can be challenging because the lunar calendar used in the Islamic faith is 11 days shorter than the Gregorian calendar used by most countries worldwide. As a result, every year, the date for Ramadan moves ahead by around eleven days.

In a joint meeting, the Indonesian government and the country’s highest Islamic authority, The Indonesian Ulema Council (MUI), agreed on the exact date to begin fasting for the year 2023. They determined that Ramadan would officially start on the evening of March 23, 2023, and end on April 21, 2023. This conclusion is based on astronomical calculations that determine the sighting of the new moon, marking the start and end of the lunar month.

Following the announcement of the exact date, the government has advised all Muslims to respect the decision and fast accordingly. They further urged individuals not to create a division in the community by arguing over the dates of the holy month and Lebaran celebration.

This agreement between the government and the ulama is essential in reducing confusion and ensuring that all Muslims in Indonesia celebrate the festival together on the same day. This unity is essential as it promotes the spirit of brotherhood and solidarity, which is at the core of the Islamic faith.

In conclusion, the agreement between the Indonesian government and the ulama to determine the exact date for fasting and Lebaran celebration is significant. This decision ensures that all Muslims in the country will observe the festival on the same day, promoting unity among the Islamic community. It also reflects the importance of cooperation between the authorities and religious leaders in maintaining peace and harmony in society.