MUHAMMADIYAH.ID, KUNINGAN – President of Muhammadiyah Haedar Nashir said Kyai Ahmad Dahlan established Muhaammadiyah to excellent Islamic civilization and believers (khair ummah).
The establishment was implementation of surah Ali Imran verse 104 and 110 mentioning ideal characteristics of followers of Prophet Muhammad.
“Since then, with his intelligence, wisdom, and piety, Ahmad Dahlan internalized the verses and found Muhammadiyah. On the other words, the movement has Islamic bases which evolve civilization,” explained Haedar in a public lecture conducted by STKIP Muhammadiyah Kuningan on Friday (16/7).
“Following Prophet Muhammad isn’t merely about doing small things as he told such as the way of eating, dressing, and doing ubudiyah which was not Kiai Dahlan’s concern. Afterwards, in 1927, the Muhammadiyah Council for Tarjih deliberated actions which Prophet Muhammad truly performed and didn’t. The TBC (tahayul, bid’ah, and churafat) didn’t exist ar the early establishment of Muhammadiyah. It’s a recent idea,” he stated.
Muhhammadiyah, thus, seeks to creat Indonesia as an excellently civilized state or Al Madinah Al Munawarah theough Muhammadiyah charity and services in eduction, health, economy, and women’s empowerment.
“It shows that Kiai Ahmad Dahlan aspired to follow Prophet Muhammad so that he named his movement Muhammadiyah, meaning the followers of Prophet Muhammmad.” told Haedar.
“Therefore, Kiai Dahlan didn’t focus on the small things. It didn’t mean they didn’t matter, but in the context to build Madinah Al Munawaroh it’s important to develop education, health, public health, economy, literacy through Suara Muhammadiyah, women’s empowerment, hajj management, and zakat management. That’s how Kiai Ahmad Dahla viewed Islam, and we believe until now,” said Haedar.