A Journey: Past, Present, & Future Istiqlal Masjid
The fact that Indonesia has the biggest Muslim population in the world is well known. What less known is the dynamic and development of Islamic thought that has been going on in Indonesia. The main characteristics of the Islamic thought from this region are flexibility and humility. These might be attributed to the pluralistic society and its culture.
Exposing the Islamic thought that has been developing in Indonesia and its surrounding to the US Society specifically and the Western World in general are important in clarifying the understanding that while it is true that Islamic core teaching is one, the implementation of this core teaching infuses local culture thus makes it unique to where Islam is being practiced. This resulted in the richness of Islamic thought and practices throughout the world.
One of the reason why Istiqlal Mosque is established is to act as a medium by which we can expose this Islamic thought. It is our hope that the more we expose the richness of Islamic thought to the people around Us, the more they will understand and accept that Muslim is their partner in creating a more robust and vibrant society.
Another reason is to design a masjid not only as a place of worship but also as a social and civic center, where Muslim from various ethnics background can meet, greet and discuss ideas in a relax and comfortable atmosphere
The success of this Masjid is our success, be part of the future. Together we can
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