President Jokowi: If We Can Emulate the Prophet Muhammad, Indonesia Would Become a Great Country
Date 5 Januari 2015
Although it is not easy to do, President Joko Widodo (Jokowi) invites Indonesian Muslims to emulate the properties of the Prophet Muhammad. If we can emulate the Prophet Muhammad in the style of our daily life, the President believes that Indonesia could become a great nation, and prosperous.
When delivering a speech at the commemoration of Maulid of the Prophet Muhammad at the State Palace in Jakarta, Friday (2/1) night, President Jokowi said that the commemoration of Maulid of the Prophet Muhammad contains wisdom to emulate the mind, utterance and all actions of the Prophet Muhammad.
“The commemoration of Maulid of the Prophet Muhammad should we interpret as an attempt to increase the role of Muslims towards Islam that Rahmatan lil alamin, or Islam which gives mercy for the universe,” Jokowi said.
Therefore, President Jokowi said, we need to establish the order of the Islamic civilization that care. The order of Islamic civilization which spread peace, spread justice and tolerance.
In the event that was attended by the First Lady Iriana Widodo, Vice President Jusuf Kalla and Mrs. Mufidah Jusuf Kalla, President Jokowi also mentioned the two major catastrophe at the end of 2014, i.e: the landslide in Dusun Jemblung, Sampang Village, Banjarnegara Regency, Central Java and incidents of AirAsia QZ8501 crash on a flight from Surabaya to Singapore.
“In particular, let us pray for our brothers who have left us, both who stricken accident or disaster. May Allah accept the deeds, forgive all mistakes, and faults our brothers and sisters who have passed away, and the families left behind given the fortitude, “said President Jokowi appealed to the public.
Attending in Maulid of the Prophet Muhammad commemoration, among others; the Head of Justice M. Hatta Ali, Deputy Speaker of the House Fahri Hamzah, Minister of Religious Affairs Lukman Hakim Saefudin, the Ministers of Work Cabinet, and Ambassadors from Friendly Countries. (*/ES)