Wednesday, 20 June 2018 | 05:00 WIB

MUI Chairman: Indonesia Not a State of Darul Islam

KH Maaruf Amin, Chairman of MUI (moslemtoday)

JAKARTA, NETRALNEWS.COM – KH Maaruf Amin, Chairman of the Indonesian Ulema Council (MUI), stresses that Indonesia is not a state of darul Islam, but a country born on the agreement of all elements of the nation.

"The state of Indonesia is a darul suluh or peace area, darul ahdi or area of agreement. Indonesia is not a darul Islam, not an Islamic country, "said Maaruf Amin while delivering a lecture at an iftar or break fasting event of thousands of Indonesian Military (TNI) soldiers with the President and Vice President of RI at TNI Headquarters in Cilangkap on Monday (6/19).

Maaruf Amin reminded that in the past, scholars sincerity accepted the abolition of seven words in the Jakarta Charter which reads "With the Obligation to Perform Islamic Shari'a for its Adherents".

With the abolition of the seven words of the Jakarta Charter, Indonesia became united and conducive state within the frame of Pancasila.

He emphasized Indonesia's state of agreement among all religions, in which Muslims with non-Muslims pledged to live peacefully, to love and care for each other, and to help each other.

"With Pancasila we can unite," he said.

Currently, Maaruf Amin says, it is unfortunate that there are intolerant radical groups that have no national and state commitment.

The group according to him, just think the flow is right.

Therefore, Maaruf Amin invites all elements of the nation to be able to maintain the unity of this nation.

"With unity alone is still difficult for us to achieve prosperity, especially if we are not united," he said.