Shamsi Ali. photo:
Shamsi Ali. photo:

New York, 26 Dhulhijjja 1435/20 October 2014 (MINA) –  Monday, Indonesian has its newly elect president and its deputy Joko Widodo (known as Jokowi) and Jusuf Kalla (known as JK) followed by parade across the capital streets in its inauguration ceremony at Parliament House.

Imam of the Islamic Center in New York, Shamsi Ali, stated seven massages to be remembered  by the elect leaders.

“As one of the people who cares my native country, let me send these following things,” he explained in his Facebook account as quoted by Mi’raj Islamic News Agency (MINA), Sunday.

First, always remember that all creatures, including human souls, in the hands of the Lord. Therefore, both of you should start with contemplation of the greatness and power of God, the Lord of the heavens and the earth.

Second, Everything in the universe is ephemeral and the power is just part of the natural process of life and will surely  end. Therefore, the power which is given should not make you lulled.

Third, Being a president and vice president is a “mandate” from the owner of the land, He is Allah and His servants . Therefore, be the leader with religious sincerity, keep the trust which is given to you both.

Fourth,  hence it is a trust, the power should be seen as a “test” that might not only be judged by the people, but the most important is in front of the God in the day of judgment.

Fifth, let the people do party after the inauguration, but you should stopped at a mosque to do sujood, and ask for God to make it all easy for unifying the people in Indonesia.

Sixth, some promises that you both have conveyed  to the people is a solemn promise and  noted by Allah Subhanahu Wa Ta’ala. Therefore it should be realized. Promise to be honest, remain close to the people, working to achieve prosperity and social justice for all the people of the nation.

Seventh, people supported your idealism in the midst of aridity. Therefore, if you do not realize it, then the supporters would remind you.(T/R04/R03)


Mi’raj Islamic News Agency (MINA)