MUHAMMADIYAH.OR.ID, BALI—Islam emphasizes a balance between the world and the hereafter, and spiritual and material matters. Prophet Muhammad has shown balance through his behaviors. Thus, Islam is the most humane religion.
“Islam is an easy and humane religion, and humans can implement it as their human nature and character. Allah does not make it difficult so that Muslims should practice their religion as their capabilities and in accordance with the provisions,” said Mu’ti at the 2nd ASEAN Islamic Conference on Thursday (22/12) in Bali.
According to Mu’ti, Islam teaches people to behave, solve problems by having a discussion, seek similarities, and avoid stressing differences. Those teachings represent characters of wasthiyyah Islam (moderation of Islam) as mentioned at the 2018 Conference in Bogor, namely Tawazun, I`tidal, Tasamuh, Shura, Islah, Qudwah, and Muwathanah.
“Islam is not an anti-traditional religion. To a certain extent, tradition can be a source of law in religion, society, and the state. By practicing the value, Muslims can become agents of peace, build a peaceful life, develop, and become the best people,” said Mu’ti.
Islam also teaches us to be moderate, open-minded, and patient. “We can build Islamic moderation, practice the moderation of Islam through dialogue, and become a learning community that always improves itself. Insya Allah, we will become advanced Muslims and the best people,” he said.