MUHAMMADIYAH.ID, JAKARTA – General Secretary of Muhammadiyah Abdul Mu’ti said he didn’t care about some people ignoring fatwas issued amid the pandemic.
Nevertheless, it’s the duty of religious organizations and fatwa authorities to always provide public understanding.
“I know it’s not easy to remind people, but in Muhammadiyah it’s a bit easier,” said Mu’ti in t he forum of Religious Moderation by Convey Indonesia on Friday (23/7).
Muhammadiyah uses detailed strategies to explain fatwas to public, particularly, Muhammadiyah people as small dialogues from many perspectives.
“It’s a strategy so that people can easily grasp Muhammadiyah thoughts. For example, we break decisions of the Muhammadiyah Council for Tarjih into several points and explain each in detail. In fact, a PowerPoint file and a two-three-minute video bring greater impacts than a long full fatwa,” told Mu’ti.
“We also approach many groups of people. We require doctors to explain the fatwa from a medical perspective and teachers to explain it to students, Alhamdulillah, although a few people disagree with it,” Mu’ti said.
The disagreement with the fatwa shows Muhammadiyah has to be more creative and wise to educate people.
“Some people don’t obey God’s teaching let alone the fatwa of Muhammadiyah. Don’t be rude because this is not the end of the world when a few people don’t agree with the fatwa,” Mu’ti said.