Din Syamsuddin: Muslims Problem is not Having the Spirit of Culture

Author : Pimpinan Pusat Muhammadiyah | Sunday, February 08, 2015 16:39 WIB

Bantul - One of the problems was that today’s Muslims did not have the spirit of culture, thus it could gain to the impact on economic, politics, and culture issues. Until eventually it produced more negative consequences than the positive ones. Even Indonesia began to apply the teachings of liberal since the time of the reform, including in the economic field.

That's what'sdelivered by Din Shamsuddin, the Chairman of the Indonesian Ulema Council, when he was delivering a speech at the Seminar Pre-Congress of Indonesian Muslims the 4th. The speech was implemented by the University of Muhammadiyah Yogyakarta held in Courtroom AR . Fachruddin A University of Muhammadiyah Yogyakarta on Wednesday (4/1).

Din who is also a General Chairman of Muhammadiyah Central Executive said that one of the problems of Muslims was not having the spirit of culture, which can be formulated conceptually to the context of strategic change. Because he thought that the Indonesian was currently experiencing a crisis of culture. "Based on the observations, one of the problems of Muslims, Islamic organizations, Islamic parties is that they do not have the spirit of culture, which formulate a conceptual, systematic, strategic, leading to the context of strategic change for Indonesia in the future. We are experiencing the problems of cultural crisis ", he said.

Din added that the other problem was that Indonesia was facing the current economic, politics, and culture liberalization that brought forth to negative consequences. According to him, the problem was not only in big cities, but also in small towns. So he also thought that the congress held by the Indonesian Ulema Councilon 8 to 10 February in Yogyakarta would establish a critical assessment of the national situation as it expressed.

"Indonesia got a major problem, especially with a heavy flow of economic, political and cultural liberalization, which bore certain consequences, always be positive, but also a lot of negative, based on the politics of liberal democracy. Indonesia is on the application of the teachings of the most liberal. This outstanding issue, especially since the reform, also included in the economic field in the quotation marks of the global capitalization. It is an option that is actually not only in big cities, but also in small towns. Well this is what we see, hopefully later this congress can bear critical examination of the national situation and also find solutions in the future,“ he said.

Moreover, in line with Din Syamsuddin, Ahmad Shafi'i Maarif, former General Chairman of Muhammadiyah Central Executive, said he hoped that this SeminarPre-Congress of Indonesian Muslimsshould discuss the major problems being faced by the nation. He hoped that the congress was not tempted of the political battle that was going on today. .

"In the future I think this congress should talk about serious things, which are great, not tempted by the political battle that is not dignified, social reinforcement Muslims, which is 210 million in numbers. Due to our socioeconomic, we, the Muslims, are still weak, then in congress I hope it has the objective to strengthen the social," he explained. He also critics that if the congress was Muslims one then it supposed to have not only participants from Muslim-based community organizations, but also from party politicians who were Muslim in order to synergize to build Indonesia. (Shidqi) (Dzar)


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