MUHAMMADIYAH.ID, JAKARTA – General Secretary of Muhammadiyah Abdul Mu’ti thought Muhammadiyah has to do more and more although this movement has endeavored to tackle the pandemic.
“Kiai Ahmad Dahlan had high standards to interpret Al-Qur’an,” Mu’ti said in the online forum conducted by Universitas Muhammadiyah Gresik on Monday (2/8).
Kiai Dahlan viewed each verse should be implemented for the benefit of people and environment.
“In this condition, it’s necessary to play our roles as rahmatan lil alamin (a mercy to the whole world). Since the COVID-19 outbreak was declared as a national disaster in March 2020, Muhammadiyah has collaborated with many elements to cope with it,” Mu’ti said.
Muhammadiyah has utilized all its potential to be actively involved in handling the pandemic in various fields such as social, economy, health, and religion.
“Alhamdulillah, we just want to tell that 83 of 116 Muhammadiyah hospitals have been used to take care of COVID-19 patients,” Mu’ti mentioned.
“Muhammadiyah clinics have also provided services, and Muhammadiyah has 75,000 volunteers to provide health, social, and religious services,” Mu’ti said.
“Besides, Muhammadiyah has spent more than one trillion rupiahs to help COVID-19-affected people,” he said.
Nevertheless, Muhammadiyah hasn’t carried out all of what Kiai Ahmad Dahlan taught yet. The thought drives all Muhamamdiyah members not to quit doing humanitarian actions and helping people.
“That’s not enough, and we’ll do more. We don’t want this pandemic to be endless. We wish we could do our activities normally,” Mu’ti said.