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04 Mar 2020

Vice President, KH Ma'ruf Amin, Attended the Tasyakuran and the Book Launching of Azyumardi Azra in National Library

Medan Merdeka Selatan, Jakarta - Vice President, KH Ma'ruf Amin, attended the Tasyakuran and the Launching of 8 books of Azyumardi Azra "Politik Global dengan Islam Wasathiyah", 'Mencegah Ekstrimisme dan Terorisme' at Theater Room on 2nd Floor of the National Library on Jalan Medan Merdeka Selatan No. 11, Wednesday (3/4). On this occasion Azyumardi Azra handed over his book specifically to Vice President, Ma'ruf Amin and Jusuf Kalla. The book launching was also attended by a number of former Ministers of the Work Cabinet.

"Wasathiyah Islam has become a discussion everywhere. Wasathiyah Islam is a rahmatan lil alamin Islam. It is a way of thinking and moving. Moderate Islam. Not liberal. Not rude. Not fierce. Invite people voluntarily. Not coercive. Do not hate each other. Tolerant. In accordance with the Prophet Muhammad," explained Vice President, Ma'ruf Amin.

The Vice President also said that religious harmony in Indonesia has become an example or model for international world. Therefore, Indonesia will hold a meeting with the world Islamic leaders to reconcile religious communities.

This effort is important to prevent radicalism from spreading. The existence of radical groups occurs because of global politics or dislikes.

"In global politics, there is no single solution in solving problems," Jusuf Kalla added.

Reporter and Photographer : Hartoyo Darmawan

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