Idul Fitri 1436 H in Rome

Indonesian community in Rome - Mother and Child

Indonesian community in Rome - Mother and Child

Indonesian community in Rome - Ied Prayer

Indonesian community in Rome - A Child

Indonesian community in Rome - Faraway from home

Indonesian community in Rome - Father's love

Indonesian community in Rome - Mother's love

Indonesian community in Rome - Maaf Lahir Batin

Indonesian community in Rome - A Hug

Indonesian community in Rome - Maaf Lahir Batin

Bangladesh Community - Ied Prayer

Bangladesh Community - A Girl

Bangladesh Community

Bangladesh Community - Ied Prayer

Bangladesh Community - Faraway from home

Bangladesh Community - A Child

Bangladesh Community

Bangladesh Community - Mother and Child

Bangladesh Community - A Girl

Bangladesh Community - Hand in Hand

Text & Photo: Stefano Romano

 

“Like every year, double date with the prayer of Idul Fitri 1436 H, for the end of Ramadan, celebrated on July 17 with the Indonesian community at the Embassy in Rome and with the Bangladeshi community in Piazza Vittorio. An intimate journey and face to face with the small Indonesian community, with the white’s dominant colors of mukena and those colorful and funny of little girls.

Indonesian community in Rome - Ied Prayer

Indonesian community in Rome – Ied Prayer

This year an Indonesian Ustadz who studies at the University of Al-Azhar in Egypt, Akhmad Ikhwani Syamsudin, has reached Rome to attend the prayer and give a speech. At the end, as a habit of Indonesian culture, there was the long line of thanks, of hands touched and hugs through tears, repeating the phrase “Mohon Maaf Lahir dan Batin” as the culmination of the whole Ramadan, remembering their faraway land and family, or often, parents are gone.

At the same time the big Bangladeshi community is meet in Piazza Vittorio, in the street under a burning sun, for many rounds of prayer throughout the morning, usually between the amazement of people going on the buses and trams next to the faithful. With the large group of men in front and women to pray inside a protective curtain (which is one of many semantic meanings of the word hijab – veil) on the sidelines behind. Among the curiosities of this year, the first time a young boy from Bangladesh still a minor who officiated a prayer as Imam also taking the khutbah in Arabic.

Bangladesh Community - Ied Prayer

Bangladesh Community – Ied Prayer

Two different ways of living the same time, in the sign of the differences between peoples and cultures but united by the same faith that makes all Muslims in the world brothers and sisters.

 

Wa alqoitu ‘alaikum mahabbatn minnii”

(Aku jatuhkan Kepadamu semua kecintaan Kepadaku)

 

 

About Stefano Romano

An Italian-born, by faith and destiny embraced Islam and passionately love Indonesian rich culture. His shots are extra-ordinary, as people say: pictures worth thousands words.

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9 Comments to "Idul Fitri 1436 H in Rome"

  1. J C  24 July, 2015 at 05:50

    SELAMAT IDUL FITRI, Stefano Romano! Foto-foto yang luar biasa!!

  2. Linda Cheang  22 July, 2015 at 09:54

    come sempre, belle immagini.

    Bravo! Grazie!

  3. Lani  22 July, 2015 at 01:36

    Nice pictures, thank you for sharing………mahalo nui

  4. Lani  22 July, 2015 at 01:35

    KANG DJAS : mahalo absenannya

  5. Dj. 813  21 July, 2015 at 19:06

    Foto-foto yang sangat indah…
    Terimakasih dan salam,

  6. Stefano Romano  21 July, 2015 at 14:10

    Terima kasih untuk semua!!!

  7. James  21 July, 2015 at 11:12

    hatur nuhun bang Djas atas absenannya…..yang lain belum pada hadir

    Idul Fitri International around the world

  8. Handoko Widagdo  21 July, 2015 at 10:54

    Halleluya.

  9. djasMerahputih  21 July, 2015 at 10:39

    Satoe: Absenin trio Kentirans…
    Keren foto-fotonya, thanks stefano..!!

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