Ghatib Beghanyut is a ritual to reject reinforcements that were carried out by the Muslim community of Siak Sri Indrapura since the era of the Siak kingdom.
By getting closer to Allah through the prayer on the surface of the Siak River by boat.
“Let’s pray together to Allah SWT, that Siak Regency is kept away from all distress, Allah will immediately lift the Covid-19 virus from our country, khususnya di Kabupaten Siak,” kata Alfedri, at the LLASDP Siak Port.
He explained that Ghatib Beghanyut is a ritual tradition of rejecting reinforcements so that a person and society can avoid calamities, illnesses, and bad events.
Conducted from generation to generation every year, this tradition has existed since the time of the ancient the Siak Kingdom.
Aiming to get closer to Allah SWT through dzikir-dzikir tasbih, tahlil and takbir by drifting in the Siak River.
“Ghatib Beghanyut’s activities are included in the Siak regency tourism calendar event. This religious tradition is starting to disappear, now we are bringing it back up,” dia menyimpulkan.
Still the atmosphere of Eid in the month of Shawwal, he also apologized for all the mistakes and mistakes he had made and congratulated the holiday.
“Atas nama Pemerintah Kabupaten Siak, family and personal, I apologize for all the mistakes so far. Semoga, with the end of the holy month of Ramadan, we will become better servants of Allah SWT, obedient to worship and be given the opportunity by Allah SWT to meet. The holy month of Ramadan next year, amen, “dia berkata.
On that occasion Alfedri also reminded to prevent the spread of covid-19 in the Siak Regency, health protocols must continue to be applied.
“We keep on reminding us to continue to implement health protocols in carrying out daily activities, seperti memakai masker, washing hands regularly, and maintaining distance.
Ghatib Beranyut activities, held in accordance with health protocols. Namely maintaining distance, memakai topeng, and the number of participants is limited. Starting from the LLASDP Siak port, drifting to the Belantik ferry crossing.
Aktivitas ini, opened by the Regent of Siak Alfedri, and attended by the Regional Secretary of Siak Regency, Arfan Usman, Deputy Regent of Siak elected Husni Merza, Forkopimda elements, OPD leaders, Chairman of MUI Siak, LAMR Siak, dan tokoh masyarakat.