Being Grateful of becoming Indonesian Muslim

SALATIGA-IAIN Salatiga held a Guest Lecture with Prof. Dr. Azyumardi Azra, M.A in auditorium of K.H. Hasyim Asy’ari building Campus III, Friday (06/07). The guest lecture entitled “Being Grateful of becoming Indonesian Muslim” attended by all officials and academic community of IAIN Salatiga.

On the presentation of guest lecture, Prof. Dr. Azra said as an Indonesian citizen we have to appreciate the tradition of intellectualism in Indonesia developed by the scholars. Additionally, being Indonesian Muslim should not be inferior and easily fascinated with the ideology of imports and apply it accidentally because of the richness of Islam in Indonesia is remarkable, how Indonesia and Islam can be integrated properly.

“Indonesian Islam characteristics or Wasatiyah/moderate Islam Nusantara that is, not the right or left extreme, tolerant and guyub (mutually), prefer to look for a common solution rather than self-hand win to be an extraordinary Indonesian power that has a bright future, thus let’s be grateful of becoming Indonesian Muslim by taking care Indonesia, “Prof. said. Azra.

Meanwhile Rector of IAIN Salatiga, Dr. Rahmat Hariyadi, M.Pd. feels grateful for Prof. Dr. Azyumardi Azra, M.A. can be present in our campus to give guest lectures at IAIN Salatiga. In addition, what was delivered Prof. Azra is a form of our gratitude as Muslims in Indonesia.

He also said, “As Muslim citizens of Indonesia, so do not need to be arrogant, but do not necessarily feel low self-esteem too, believe easily and glare with the presence of Islam coming from the world (Transnational),” he explained. (zid/mfl)

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