President Jokowi, Quraish Shihab Discuss Moderate Islam

By Office of Assistant to Deputy Cabinet Secretary for State Documents & Translation
Date 25 Januari 2019
Category: News
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President Jokowi, accompanied by First Lady Ibu Iriana Jokowi, visits Bayt Alquran Islamic Boarding School in South Tangerang, Banten, Friday (25/1). Photo by: Deny S/PR.

President Jokowi, accompanied by First Lady Ibu Iriana Jokowi, visits Bayt Alquran Islamic Boarding School in South Tangerang, Banten, Friday (25/1). Photo by: Deny S/PR.

President Joko “Jokowi” Widodo said that he discussed many things with Prof. Dr. K.H. Quraish Shihab, mainly about moderate Islam.

“We discussed moderate Islam, wasatiyyat Islam,” President Jokowi told the journalists after visiting Prof. Dr. K.H. Quraish Shihab at the Bayt Alquran Islamic Boarding School, Pondok Cabe Udik, South Tangerang, Banten, Friday (25/1).

The President added that Quraish Shihab gave him a lot of insights. “He offered many suggestions on what the nation has to do in the framework of moderate Islam,” President Jokowi said.

In the meantime, Quraish Shihab said that his conversation with President Jokowi was in line with the main activities conducted by the Center for Qur’an Studies that focus on upholding moderate Islam.

“Alhamdulillah, praise be to Allah, the President paid a lot of attention (to what I said). The world today needs moderation, not violence,“ Quraish concluded. (DND/DNS/ES)

Translated by: Ridwan Ibadurrohman
Edited by: Yuyu Mulyani

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