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Nuzulul Quran Has Multiple Meanings for Indonesia

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Presiden Jokowi menghadiri acara Peringatan Nuzulul Quran 1440H/2019, di Istana Negara, Jakarta, Selasa (21/5) malam Presiden Jokowi menghadiri acara Peringatan Nuzulul Quran 1440H/2019, di Istana Negara, Jakarta, Selasa (21/5) malam kemensetkab

President Joko Widodo (Jokowi) said that the commemoration of Nuzulul Quran (the revelation of the Quran) had multiple meanings not only religious meaning but also had a great national meaning, for the Indonesian people.

"It does not only increase understanding but also practices national unity as part of our faith," President Jokowi said in his speech at the Nuzulul Quran Commemoration 1440 H / 2019, at the State Palace, Jakarta, Tuesday (21/5) night.

Through this Nuzulul Quran Commemoration, the Head of State continued, the Indonesians are asked to explore a lot of inspiration, inspiration to strengthen national unity, inspiration to hold back the ego, group ego, and strengthen the national spirit.

The Head of State stressed,  all Indonesians want to strengthen their commitment to carry out their duties as human beings. That human duty, according to the President, on the face of the earth is to create goodness and not cause damage.

"Our task is to build a harmonious social order, a peaceful social order, and one that enhances welfare and justice," said the Head of State.

The Head of State exemplifies the prophethood of Muhammad PBUH which, among others, is evidenced by the ability to build a social order. According to the Head of State, the Prophet succeeded in establishing a new social order, which united the Arab tribes to become a great nation and also united all Muslims in the same bond of faith.

When the founders of the Indonesian state pioneered the Nuzulul Quran Commemoration, the Head of State continued, it was to harmonize the religious spirit and the national spirit. He added that Bung Karno had traditionalized the Nuzulul Quran Celebration at the Palace.

"This is advice from our scholars, as gratitude for the gift of independence that Allah the Almighty has given to the Indonesian people. So the tradition of commemorating Nuzulul Quran in this Palace is once again on the advice of our scholars, "explained President Jokowi.

Therefore, when commemorating Nuzulul Quran, according to the Head of State, the Indonesians are actually commemorating the prophethood of the Prophet who succeeded in building a social order that united different ethnic groups. He added that the Messenger of Allah was able to build a social order that united different ethnic groups, who succeeded in elevating the degree of humanity from the era of ignorance to an era full of civilization.

"In addition, today we commemorate Nuzulul Quran. In fact we also commemorate the legacy of the founders of our country that harmonizes diversity in the nationality frame, as (where) contained in the Pancasila," said the Head of State.

The Head of State believes, by undergoing the guidance of the Qur'an and Prophethood of the Prophet, and by taking inspiration from the nation's predecessors, God willing, Indonesia will continue to unite, continue to get along, and continue to be peaceful.

"Indonesia is better, fairer and more prosperous. And Indonesia will be a country that is baldatun thayyibatun wa rabbun ghafur.

Attending the Nuzulul Quran Commemoration included Vice President Jusuf Kalla, Secretary of State Pratikno, Minister of Religious Affairs Lukman Hakim Saifuddin, Minister of Agrarian and Spatial Planning/Head of the National Land Agency Sofyan Jalil, Minister of Education and Culture Muhadjir Effendy, Minister of Tourism Arief Yahya, Heads of State institutions, and ambassadors of friendly countries. (Release: Secretary Cabinet Minister)

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