General Chairman: Muhammadiyah Challenges in internationalizing the Movement

Author : Pimpinan Pusat Muhammadiyah | Tuesday, April 14, 2015 12:01 WIB

Surakarta- Muhammadiyah always provided recommendations and initiatives tothe conflict and the International Islamic issues when it was staring at the international world. This was a challenge for the Muhammadiyah organization in developing internationally. This statement was stated by Din Syamsuddin, General Chairman of Muhammadiyah, in the Pre-Conference Seminar II Muhammadiyah in the Djazman Hall University of Muhammadiyah Surakarta, Tuesday (14/4).

Thischallenge, according to Din, ought to be answered by Muhammadiyah in its role in the international community to establish the Muhammadiyah Special District Executive. Ithad a role in developing the Incorporation da’wah to the whole world.

Dinalso said that Muhammadiyah always followed the development of the international issues. "Muhammadiyah always promote dialogue between nations and countries in the process of peace in the world, in South Philippines, Palestine, Arab countries, etc.", he said.

The Pre-Conference Seminar, Di said, was as a symbol of Muhammadiyah that would host the 47th Congress in Makassar at the beginning of August 2015. "This is the second pre-congress seminar, after the first one held at the University of Muhammadiyah Malang, next is today at University of Muhammadiyah Surakarta,the third will be in University of Muhammadiyah Palangkaraya, and there will still be 18 pre-congress seminar until the beginning of August, "said Din.

Dinhoped that the results of this seminar could become thoughts and reflections to Muhammadiyah  in delivering recommendation for Muhammadiyah Congress.

BambangSetiaji, Rector of the University of Muhammadiyah Surakarta, stated that to internationalize Muhammadiyah abroad was so completely different with other organizations such as HTI, Ikhwanul Muslim, and Jamaah Tabligh. Muhammadiyah had a concept, he continued

The Pre-Conference Seminar Muhammadiyah of the 47th Muhammadiyah Conference gained the theme of Internationalization of the Muhammadiyah Movement and Manhaj for the Universal Humanity. The seminar was divided into three sessions. It was finished until late afternoon. It explained the exposure that in line to the major theme of the Muhammadiyah congress, Da’wah to Indonesia Enlightenment for the Advanced Indonesia. (Dzar)


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