Jakarta, 19 Shawwal 1436/4 August 2015 (MINA) – The Ministry of Religious Affairs (MORA) called the Islamic Religious College (PTKI) should be eager to take on the role for the realization of making Indonesia  as a center of world civilization and Qibla of Islamic studies.

” This is because Indonesia has enough capital for the realization of these ideals,” said the Secretary General Inspectorate of MORA, Hilmy Muhammadiyah in a press statement received on Tuesday, Infopublik quoted by Mi’raj Islamic News Agency (MINA) as reporting.

Hilmy motivated PTKI leaders to be more powerful in developing and enhancing its role in supporting this noble ideals. MORA stated its high support for the programs.

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Some programs such as providing access to give scholarship in the doctoral program for 5000 Doctors, access to competitive research and International collaboration, are the program that entirely dedicated to PTKI.

The Minister of Religious Affairs Lukman Hakim Saifuddin said Indonesia could become the center of civilization and Islamic religious education in the world. “The Islamic religious universities in Indonesia are very potential,” he said.

He said Indonesia has more Islamic colleges compared to other countries that have been the center of Islamic studies such as Egypt and Saudi Arabia.

He said that Egypt has 55 Islamic colleges, Saudi Arabia has 60 and Malaysia has 35. While in Indonesia, there are up to 6,000 Islamic college.

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“The data brings optimism to us that Indonesia could become the center of world civilization and Islamic studies, “he said.(T/ R03/NMT)

Mi’raj Islamic News Agency (MINA)


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