It has been the destiny of this country to tightly adhere to the roles of religious leaders and their followers as it was evident with the Indonesian Muslims who consistently fight for the fate of the nation.
“It is something we cannot deny as the history tells us just that. It has been a fact that Islamic clerks, the Santris (students of Islamic boarding schools) and Indonesian Muslims in general had fought for Indonesia’s independence, and so did other religious entities,” said Peoples’ Consultative Assembly (MPR) vice chairman Dr. Hidayat Nur Wahid as he delivered his religious briefing (tausiah Ramadhan) at UMB’s Manarul Amal mosque in Jakarta on Tuesday (6/6/17).
He further depicted the nation’s religious diversity as enforcer of the country’s struggle for independence that finally became a reality in August 17, 1945. It is far a distance with the Middle East countries where conflicts continue to drag on. Religious diversity, he said, is a blessing that we need to maintain and revive as without it Indonesia can possibly make it up to this very moment.