Muslim followers as part of the global community should isolate themselves in the global movement. They have to play active part in the global civilization. This was stated by Grand Mufti Emeritus of Bosnia, Mustafa Ceric to RRI World Service-Voice of Indonesia, after wrapping up the three-day High Level Consultation of World Muslim Scholars on Wasatiyyat Islam in Bogor, West Java on Thursday (May 3, 2018). He also said that individual Muslim should be in the center of civilization and provide their knowledge to promote values of civilization. He emphasized that Muslim should not go for assimilation and forget their roots.
“So, it must be active part of this world global movement that we have, and that means that Muslim must avoid isolation, meaning that they feel that they are self sufficient, never in history where Muslim in total self sufficient. But also Muslim should not go for assimilation meaning to forget who they are, what they are, to forget their roots,” Mustafa Ceric said.
Mustafa further said that Muslim should cooperate with other parts of the world. He emphasized that it is dangerous if any Muslims think that they have to isolate themselves to other part of the global community. But he urged them not to assimilate just because they want to be accepted by others. Thus, Mustafa added that the solution is that Muslim has to practice Wasatiyyat which means they have to put them in balance, stay in the middle, and open for changing but they are still strong with their faith. (VOI/DP/RHM)