JABARTODAY.COM-BANDUNG -Since its inauguration on December 30, 2022, Masjid Al Jabbar Bandung, also known as Masjid Raya Al Jabbar, has been without the Mosque Prosperity Council (DKM). As a result, the mosque’s prosperity is limited, and it is only open during obligatory prayer times.
According to the official website of West Java Provincial Government, jabarprov.go.id, Masjid Raya Al Jabbar will be managed by the Mosque Prosperity Council (DKM). The DKM of Masjid Al Jabbar will be directly appointed by the West Java government, led by Governor Ridwan Kamil.
Ex-officio, the vice chairman of DKM Al Jabbar will be filled by the Vice Governor of West Java, Uu Ruzhanul Ulum. Meanwhile, the daily chairman of DKM Masjid Al Jabbar will be held by the Secretary of West Java, Setiawan Wangsaatmadja.
“The DKM will consist of representatives from 27 Muslim activists representing each district/city,” said Ridwan Kamil.
However, as of February 20, 2023, the DKM management has not been formed or inaugurated, as observed by JabarToday. Currently, Masjid Raya Al Jabbar is managed by the West Java Regional Secretariat Bureau (Biro Kesra Jabar), which appoints the muadhin and imam for the obligatory prayer activities.
There are regular religious lectures, such as post-Dhuhr and post-Fajr talks, managed by the Indonesian Ulema Council (MUI) of Gedebage District in Bandung City.
Parking management is currently not handled by the West Java Provincial Government but is instead managed by local residents. Additionally, the street vendors who flood the area around Masjid Raya Al Jabbar are also managed by local residents, who collect fees for cleanliness and security.
Masjid Raya Al Jabbar is the sixth mosque built by the West Java Provincial Government under the name Masjid Al Jabbar. The DKM of the other five Masjid Al Jabbar has been inaugurated by the Vice Governor of West Java, Uu Ruzhanul Ulum, on September 9, 2019.
“Why is there an inauguration? Because the mosques are owned by the West Java Provincial Government. Therefore, we legitimize their management,” said Uu during the inauguration ceremony at the West Hall of Gedung Sate.
The five DKMs that were inaugurated are located in four regencies: Masjid Cimangkok (Sukabumi Regency), DKM Masjid Al-Jabbar Cibinong (Cianjur Regency), DKM Masjid Al-Jabbar Cipeuyeum (Cianjur Regency), DKM Masjid Al-Jabbar Cikalong (Tasikmalaya Regency), and DKM Masjid Al-Jabbar Kertajati (Majalengka Regency). JT2