Member of the Presidential Advisory Council (Wantimpres) Mr. Sidarto Danusubroto attended the 15th Haul (death anniversary) of Hadratus Syaikh KH Mahfudz Syafi’i and Nyai Hj. Muchsonah. The event took place at Pondok Pesantren Al-Istighotsah, Bekasi, Saturday (31/3). Also presented as lecturer was the Chairman of Indonesian Ulema Council (MUI) KH Ma’ruf Amin.
In his speech, Mr. Danusubroto conveyed that, Thoriqoh is the essence of the teaching of Sufism (tasawuf). Historically, The Tasawuf doctrine that emphasize on eternal compassion and wisdom of human kind, enter Indonesian during 12th Century, along with Wali Songo.
“The core of Thoriqoh teaching in Sufism (tasawuf) undoubtedly provided an immense service to the spiritual and intellectual life of Islam in Indonesia. He also described some of the Thoriqoh’s names, all have one purpose that is to bring faith and unity (tauhid) to God.
This is in harmony with efforts to build the nation character and importance of Thoriqoh as an element in Sufism (tasawuf) to maintain the integrity of the NKRI (The Unitary State of the Republic of Indonesia). Historically Islam has succeded to integrate with local wisdom without causing conflicts.
Mr. Danusubroto also expressed his gratitude to Hadratus Syaikh KH Mahfudz Syafi’i as Thoriqoh murshid who persistently and sincerely struggled to instil inner knowledge to his students, as nails and fortres to the upright of NKRI. (AIP)