Jakarta: The Indonesian Ulema Council (MUI) recommends that the preachers' certification be implemented in government agencies.
"MUI will work with the government to recommend mosques throughout the ministries to implement certification," said MUI Chairperson for Information and Communication Masduki Baidlowi at the Prime Talk Metro TV, Jakarta on Tuesday, November 19, 2019.
Masduki explained that the certification is given to those who have the competence and depth of religious knowledge. They also must support the Pancasila and the nation.
He explained that the preachers who do not pass certification are not allowed to spread their religious views in government agencies. He stated that the policy needed is to counter the growth of radicalism especially in ministries and government agencies.
"If he does not qualify, it means that he is not recommended to give sermons in government institutions," he said.
I think it is very important for us to protect government agencies because the survey is relatively alarming," he added.
Masduki hopes that religious organizations such as Nadhlatul Ulama (NU) and Muhammadiyah will begin to implement preachers’ certification. MUI cannot fight radicalism alone.
"Later, there will be standardization from NU, Muhammadiyah and other mass organizations to carry out the certification," he concluded.