Padang—Professor and Muslim Scholar from Universitas Islam Negeri Jakarta, Prof. Azyumardi Azra said that ummat or Ummatan must be able to find a way out in political situation to dismiss the notion that Islam is a divisive religion. He hopes, after the election of 2019, there will be no more use of religion in politics.
“Islam is not a divisive. Indonesia has many tribes and language and Islam became a unified, strengthens brotherhood even though differing each other,” said Prof. Azyumardi Azra on Friday (May 17, 2019). Washatan is an Ummah that behaves, thinks, moderately, fairly, and proportionally between material and spiritual interests, divinity, humanity, past, and future. People who take the middle way means they are not stingy and wasteful, neither excessive nor lacking. The existence of Islam in Indonesia, said Azyumardi, guarding the brotherhood of fellow nationals. “Hopefully after the presidential election, the use of religion in politics, it is over,” said Prof. Azyumardi Azra. The use of religion in politics is recognized in every election, not only on the election of 2019 but also in every election. “There also happen in the election of 2015, but the scale is not as big as in the 2019 elections,” said Azyumardi at the end of the general lecture on Auditorium UNP. (Public Relations of UNP).