Jakarta – The 2018 East Java Governor Elections event is getting heated up. Khofifah Indar Parawansa, who currently serves as Minister of Social Affairs (Mensos), admitted his preparation for joining Pilgub was ripe. He also claimed to have received the blessing from the kyai to nanny boarding school pesantren Indonesia to smooth the pace.
“Insha Allah, to advance in East Java Pilgub is enough preparation,” said Khofifah, in National Halaqoh Ulama Pesantren and Scholar, Movement Da’wah Aswaja Bela Negara at Pondok Pesantren Al-Hikam, Beji, Depok, West Java, Wednesday (25/10 / 2017).
According to Khofifah, his regular visit to pesantren and religious leaders is not just about the momentum of East Java Pilgub, but it has become a tradition before becoming a minister.
“I’m here no momentum whatsoever. I often come here, even from the beginning to build this Al Hikam boarding school. Because the axis of the perspective of life of nationality and statehood that was built by Hasyim Muzadi kyai to be disseminated with all religious leaders and caregivers of pesantren in Indonesia is done routinely, “said Khofifah.
Khofifah said, since the founding of Al-Hikam Pesantren, founded by the late KH. Hasyim Muzadi, has held the activities of National Halaqoh Ulama Pesantren Dan Cendekiawan Movement Da’wah Aswaja Bela Negara. The late escorted them in building kebanggsaan and Indonesia-an.
“That is, they are the leaders of Pesantrens who are placing an integrated religious perspective. Thus, creating a life that upholds the commitment of moderation, tolerance and harmony, “said Mensos Khofifah.
During his visit to Ponpes Al-Hikam Depok, Khofifah also took time to visit KH Ahmad Hasyim Muzadi’s grave, who is an Indonesian Islamic figure and former chairman of Nahdlatul Ulama.