Indonesian Islam is Expected to Be an Inspiration for Global Muslims

Tomi Sujatmiko– Sunday, 19 November 2023

Participants in activities held by Fishum UIN Sunan Kalijaga (Special)

Participants in activities held by Fishum UIN Sunan Kalijaga (Special), YOGYA- The Faculty of Social Sciences and Humanities (Fishum) of the State Islamic University (UIN) Sunan Kalijaga Yogyakarta is holding a short course on Islam in Indonesia with the theme ‘Promoting Indonesian Islam to the Global Stage ‘, 14-16 November 2023.

“The hope is that through this activity we will be able to explore the cultural, social, political and economic potential of Indonesian Muslims that can be offered to the global world ,” said Fishum Dean of UIN Sunan Kalijaga Yogyakarta Mochamad Sodik in his written statement, Sunday (19/11/2023).

This activity was attended by academics, practitioners and students from various regions in Indonesia . As well as a comparison of Indonesia’s potential with the history of older Muslim countries, such as Egypt, Turkey, Iran, Pakistan and others.

This course also has a background in the current global situation when the Islamic world is facing three main problems, conflict and violence, authoritarianism and poverty.

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“Even though the global situation is very worrying, we think that Indonesia has good examples and experience in preventing and overcoming these problems,” he said.

He explained that Indonesia could be a source of inspiration. Because this country is a relatively peaceful Muslim country and there is no open armed violence. Then, Islam can become a model for the development of democracy in the Islamic world .

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” Indonesia is also experiencing sustainable economic growth and prosperity thanks to the important role of Muslim leaders and institutions,” he said.

The first day of the short course featured speakers who presented on comparisons of women’s leadership between Indonesia and the Middle East. Then on the second day there were various speakers, some of whom presented comparisons of democratization between Indonesia and the Middle East, especially comparing the reform events in 1998 with those in Arabia in 2010.

“The activity closed with a visit to the Imogiri grave as part of a reflection on the history and greatness of Indonesian Islam in the past,” he said. (Feb)

Editor: Tomi Sujatmiko


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