|“Islamic Leadership Declining Sharply”: Anies Baswedan|
|Wednesday, 09 May 2012|
According to Data of Transparency International (2005 – 2011), among 182 countries, Islamic country (Qatar) just ranked 22th besides Indonesia was only in 100th position. Today’s facts show that 23% of world populations are Muslims who possess 70% of energy source and 40% of world natural resource.
On the other hand, the total income of Muslim countries was only 8% of global income. Also, 39% of world's Muslim population was in poverty. This fact was really ironic. This statement was revealed by Anies R Baswedan, PhD. who acts as speaker at National Seminar titled 'Islamic Leadership in Indonesia to Face Global Challenge' located at Kahar Mudzakkir Auditorium, UII Main Campus, on Tuesday (5/8).
Based on his opinion, this phenomenon was caused by the lack of Islamic values implementation in the context of state and nation. "The rhetoric is always delivered by Islamic leader at Friday prayer.” As told by Anies who was born on May 7, 1969.
From this reason, Anies who is Rector of Paramadina confirmed that Islamic country have to strengthen its Islamic leadership and encourage Islamic young generation to be the future Islamic leader. There were several attempts to attain this goal including by promoting science and technology, improving the quality of education, maintaining law enforcement, strengthening the global economy. "Those attempts will be meaningless without the rule of Moslem young generation who possess Islamic values and integrity.” He said.
In the upcoming 2030, today’s youth are tomorrow’s leaders. In the future, world-class leadership will be extremely required. "It is expected that today’s youth must go to world-class leadership that’s able to face the global challenge." as said by Founder of Indonesia Mengajar.
Youth are in Charge of Future Islamic Leadership
The similar statement was also delivered by Nasef Muhammad Imam, SH featuring as one of speakesr at the seminar. Referring to Arabic proverb "Syubbanul Yaum, Rijalul Ghoddi", Naseef also mentioned that today’s youth are tomorrow’s leader. “Therefore, to ensure the successful of leadership in the future, youth character building youth was significantly required.” He emphasized.
According to the alumnae of Islamic boarding school UII who achieves IELP Scholarship University of Kansas, that today’s youth have to imitate Prophet Muhammad characters such as honest, intelligent, trustworthy, and reliable.
In addition, the engraftment of Islamic leadership can be performed through formal and nonformal education. In formal education, Islamic leadership can be adopted in the form of course and curriculum to accommodate those Islamic values. Besides, Islamic leadership can be engrafted through voluntary service or community service. "Young generations have to actively engage in student organization and play active roles in community services" He uttered.
Meanwhile, the third speaker at this seminar, Prof. Djamaludin Ancok in presentation highlighted main character of future Islamic leaders. According to him, a leader must own high quality of competence such as intellectual, emotional, social, fortitude, good moral conduct, and health-physical.
Prof. Djamaludin Ancok who was former Dean of Faculty of Psychology UII, stated that professional leaders, are the individuals who are able to encourage his entourages to move forward with a better. "Leaders must be visionary, innovative, inspiring, and empowering" He emphasized.