MUHAMMADIYAH.OR.ID, JAKARTA – President of ‘Aisyiyah Salmah Orbayyinah mentioned that Qaryah Thayyibah ‘Aisyiyah (QTA) is a community or group of people living in a village who embrace and practice Islam holistically, aiming to embody the true essence of the faith.
Salmah highlighted several aspects that can be cultivated within the QTA. These encompass spirituality or religion, forming the basis for nurturing strong connections between individuals and their faith in God and fostering harmonious relationships among people.
“In the realm of spirituality and religion, our objective is to create a comprehensive community that nurtures profound connections with both God and our fellow human beings. Moreover, we strive to build an enlightened and conscientious society by improving education, healthcare, and social unity. This entails being intelligent and mindful in environmental management and disaster risk mitigation,” said Salmah at the national meeting of the ‘Aisyiyah Institute for Environmental Preservation and Disaster Management (LLHPB) in Jakarta on July 21-23.
The QTA represents a tangible embodiment of the cross-division program, fostering collaboration within ‘Aisyiyah-Muhammadiyah and with external stakeholders.
Furthermore, Salmah encouraged the LLHPB to engage families in addressing climate change and disasters. She emphasized the significance of family resilience in preventing and preparing for potential cases.
Being situated in the Ring of Fire and at the convergence of tectonic plates, along with environmental degradation and climate change, Indonesia inevitably confronts a multitude of natural disasters, such as volcanic eruptions, earthquakes, floods, extreme weather, and landslides.
“Taking proactive measures to prepare for potential disasters, especially focusing on the needs of women, children, and vulnerable groups, can significantly reduce risks,” said Salmah.
Salmah encouraged the LLHPB to conduct research and implement initiatives aimed at building food and energy resilience and effective waste management, starting at the family level. She emphasized the crucial role of families as the primary source of education, enlightening children about monotheism, creed, and daily life practices, which will contribute to shaping the golden generation of 2045.