A number of Muslims break their fast at Dharma Bakti Temple in Jakarta. Ethnic Chinese people who convert to Islam in Indonesia often feel like they have to hide their religion from their families. Photo: Anadolu Agency A number of Muslims break their fast at Dharma Bakti Temple in Jakarta. Ethnic Chinese people who convert to Islam in Indonesia often feel like they have to hide their religion from their families. Photo: Anadolu Agency
A number of Muslims break their fast at Dharma Bakti Temple in Jakarta. Ethnic Chinese people who convert to Islam in Indonesia often feel like they have to hide their religion from their families. Photo: Anadolu Agency

Chinese Muslims’ life in Indonesia: family fights, head shaving and rejection by their own community

  • Ethnic Chinese people in Indonesia who convert to Islam often feel they have to hide their religion from their families because of ill-informed perceptions
  • Despite frequent fights with their families, many Chinese Muslims dream of a ‘more tolerant Indonesia’

Topic |   Religion
A number of Muslims break their fast at Dharma Bakti Temple in Jakarta. Ethnic Chinese people who convert to Islam in Indonesia often feel like they have to hide their religion from their families. Photo: Anadolu Agency A number of Muslims break their fast at Dharma Bakti Temple in Jakarta. Ethnic Chinese people who convert to Islam in Indonesia often feel like they have to hide their religion from their families. Photo: Anadolu Agency
A number of Muslims break their fast at Dharma Bakti Temple in Jakarta. Ethnic Chinese people who convert to Islam in Indonesia often feel like they have to hide their religion from their families. Photo: Anadolu Agency
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