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Number of Muslim entrepreneurs not balance with population

Senin 25 Jun 2018 16:02 WIB

Rep: Fauziah Mursid, Puti Almas/ Red: Reiny Dwinanda

Vice President Jusuf Kalla (center)

Vice President Jusuf Kalla (center)

Foto: Republika/Fauziah Mursid
Vice President Jusuf Kalla says Indonesian economy is more controlled not by Muslims.

REPUBLIKA.CO.ID, MAKASSAR -- Vice President Jusuf Kalla (JK) said the number of Muslim entrepreneurs was not balance with the number of Indonesian population. In fact, Indonesia is a country with the largest Muslim population in the world.

“We know our economy is more controlled not by Muslims, so it’s not balanced,” said JK when giving a speech on Halal Bihalal and Youth Discussion of Islamic Economic Awakening at Al Markaz Al Islami Mosque in Makassar, Sunday (June 24).

JK said the imbalance will be dangerous because it was not in accordance with the five precepts of Pancasila, namely social justice for all Indonesian people. Therefore, he encouraged economic development through the mosque.

According to him, with a large Muslim population and more than one million mosques in Indonesia, the potential for economic development is wide open. JK said one of the keys is to connect the need to advance the business with the presence of a lot of mosques being visited by the ummah.

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“Therefore, I always say our mission is to prosper the mosque, it means attending places of worship, etc. Secondly, how the mosque prosper the worshipers everywhere and we are grateful our mosques are getting more crowded," JK added.

JK said the current deficiencies in the business field of the nation must be repaired immediately, including through the mosques. He revealed that mosque is not only a place of worship, but also a place to discuss economy, education, and politics.

He called it should be started by young people, who  continue to grow following the technology. JK believed they will be part of the people’s progress.

“Our young generation is incredible and will be part of our progress. Also, I want to emphasize that there is no nation and people are advancing without an advanced economy," JK said.

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