MUHAMMADIYAH.OR.ID, SEMARANG – Still in the atmosphere of Eid al-Fitr 1443 H, Sunday (8/5) Head of Central Java Muhammadiyah Regional Leadership (PWM) H Tafsir Ahmad received visits from various religious and interfaith leaders.
The interfaith leaders include Father Eduardus Didik Chahyono SJ (General Coordinator of the Commission on Interreligious and Trust Relations of the Archdiocese of Semarang), Father FX Sugiyana Pr (Vikep Semarang), Father Herman Yosef Singgih (Pastor of Semarang Cathedral Parish), Banthe Cattamano (Buddhist). ), Pastor Rahmat Paska Rajagukguk (Christian), Dwiyanto Putra Sudrajat – Indonesian Confucian High Council (Matakin) Central Java Province, Adi Pratikto – Presidium of the Young Generation of Believers in God in Indonesia (Gemapakti) Central Java Province, Maulana Saefullah Ahmad Farouk – Regional preacher of the Indonesian Ahmadiyya Congregation (JAI) Central Java Province.
Then Anton Baskoro (Vice Chair of the Young Generation FKUB Central Java Province), Setyawan Budi (Pelita), Ayuni Setiyoningsih (Female Believer in God in Indonesia, Central Java Province), and Sister Pascali (Divine Providence Nun).
“In Islam, halal-bihalal can be done at any time. There is even advice, if there are Muslims who have conflict or hostility, they must immediately apologize and apologize, and within three days the relationship must return to good. Thus, halal-bihalal is not limited to Eid al-Fitr. Meanwhile, the tradition of carrying out halalbihalal during the month of Shawwal is a culture of Indonesian Muslims,” explained Tafsir.
Eduardus Didik Chahyono as General Coordinator of the Commission for Inter-religious and Trust Relations of the Archdiocese of Semarang had the opportunity to convey congratulations on celebrating Eid al-Fitr from Archbishop Robertus Rubiyatmoko, Archdiocese of Semarang.
“I am impressed by the remarks of Mr. Tafsir as the chairman of the Muhammadiyah Regional Leadership in Central Java. Apart from being full of jokes, Mr. Tafsir entertained all the guests wonderfully. Even though I have not conveyed the number of guests who participated in the gathering. The visit with interfaith and belief leaders was a surprise,” said Didik.
Meanwhile, Banthe Cattamano revealed that he had invited Muhammadiyah Regional Leaders to have a friendly relationship during Vesak Day. (afn)