Muslim Population Continues Down In Indonesia

KORANBOGOR.COM,GARUT- Dari tahun ke tahun, populasi umat Islam di Indonesia terus mengalami penurunan. Hal ini tentu sangat disesalkan padahal di sisi lain jumlah penduduk Indonesia terus bertambah. Hal itu diungkapkan Menteri Agama RI, Suryadharma Ali saat menghadiri acara “Halaqoh Alim Ulama Partai Persatuan Pembangunan” di aula Hotel Suminar, Tarogong, Minggu (24/6).

BOGOR NEWSPAPER, GARUT. – From year to year, the population of Muslims in Indonesia continued to
decline. This is very regrettable but on the other side of Indonesia’s population continues to grow. This was revealed by Indonesia’s Minister of Religious while attending “Halaqoh Alim Ulama Partai Persatuan Pembangunan” event at Suminar hotel hall, Torogong. Sunday(24/6).
Dikatakan Surya, penurunan populasi umat Islam di Indonesia terus terjadi setiap tahunnya. Dari semula mencapai 95 persen dari seluruh jumlah rakyat Indonesia, secara perlahan namun pasti populasi umat Islam terus berkurang menjadi 92 persen, kemudian tahun berikutnya menjadi 90 persen dan kemudian menjadi 87 persen, hingga kini anjlok menjadi 85 persen.

Surya is said, the decline in population of Muslims in Indonesia continue to occur every year. From the beginning, reaching 95 percent of the total number of people of Indonesia, slowly but surely the Muslim population continues to decrease to 92 percent, then the next year to 90 percent and then to 87 percent, up to now dropped to 85 percent.

“Ini tentu sangat mengherankan dan sangat disesalkan kenapa bisa terjadi. Di sisi lain jumlah penduduk Garut terus bertambah, tapi populasi umat Islamnya sendiri malah terus berkurang,” ujar Suryadarma Ali. Menurutnya, ada banyak faktor yang menjadi penyebab terus berkurangnya populasi Islam di Indonesia akhir-akhir ini, salah satunya adalah kemiskinan. Kemiskinan memang dekat dengan kekufuran, sehingga jika tidak kuat iman, tentu bisa merubah ketaqwaan seseorang dengan banyaknya godaan-godaan yang melanda.

“This is very surprising and very regrettable why can happen. On the other hand Garut’s population continues to grow, but the Muslim itself population
continues to decreased.” Suryadarma Ali said. According to him, there are many factors that causes progressive loss of Muslim populations in Indonesia recently, one of which is poverty. Poverty is indeed close to disbelief, so if not have a strong faith, can certainly change one’s faith with the many temptations that hit.

Suryadharma Ali yang juga merupakan Ketua DPP PPP ini menilai saat ini umat Islam di Indonesia sudah banyak lengah, lalai, dan tidak peka atau tidak sensitif dengan kondisi sekitarnya. Hal ini telah mengakibatkan umat Islam Indonesia secara umum mengalami kemunduran baik dari segi kualitas, ekonomi, kesejahteraan, pengaruh, kekuasaan, politik, bahkan hingga kemunduran serta ketertinggalan di bidang Iptek.

Suryadharma Ali, who is also the DPP Chairman of the PPP is
currently assessing Muslims in Indonesia are many off guard, negligent, and not sensitive or insensitive to the surrounding conditions. This has resulted in many Indonesian Muslims in general suffered a setback in terms of both quality, economic prosperity, influence, power, politics, even to the deterioration and backwardness in the field of science and technology.

Dan yang lebih parah lanjutnya, kemunduran ini tidak pernah disadari akibat umat Islam yang sudah terbuai dan merasa sudah serba berkecukupan. Padahal pada kenyataannya, sumber alam kita yang benar-benar melimpah ini lebih banyak dinikmati oleh orang lain, sedangkan umat Islam sendiri hanya merasakan sebagian kecilnya saja. “Jika harus saya contohkan, orang lain sudah punya pabrik gula, kita hanya baru punya satu permen saja. Eh parahnya lagi, kita merasa sudah sangat cukup dan bangga dengan hanya memiliki satu permen saja,”ujarnya.

And what’s worse, he continued, this setback was never realized due to the Muslims who had seduced and felt it was paced well off. And in fact, our resources are actually more abundant is enjoyed by others, whereas the Muslims themselves felt only a little of it. ” If I have demonstrated, someone else already has a sugar factory, we only just got one candy. Eh what a worse, we felt it was very
pretty and proud to have only one candy.” He said.

Menteri juga mengatakan, terus terjadinya penurunan populasi umat Islam di Indonesia juga diakibatkan sikap rapuh umat Islam itu sendiri yang sangat mudah dihasut dan dipecah belah. Hal ini membuat umat Islam di Indonesia tidak bersatu sehingga pada akhirnya muncul konflik antara sesama umat Islam itu sendiri.

The minister also said the continued decline in the population of Muslims in Indonesia are also vulnerable due to the attitude of the
Muslims itself very easily provoked and were divided. This makes Muslims in Indonesia are not united and ultimately conflict arises among Muslims themselves.

Guru Ngaji Langka
Teacher of the Koran are Rare

Dalam kesempatan itu, Suryadharma Ali juga menerangkan kalau penurunan populasi umat Islam di Indonesia juga diakibatkan semakin kurangnya jumlah guru ngaji. Seperti contohnya, berdasarkan laporan yang diterimanya, saat ini di Kabupaten Garut sudah terjadi kelangkaan guru ngaji. Diakuinya, hal ini tentu sangat mengejutkannya sekaligus membuatnya sangat prihatin.
“Berdasarkan laporan juga, penyebab kelangkaan guru ngaji di Garut karena banyak dari mereka yang beralih profesi dengan mencari mata pencaharian lain. Hal ini akibat kurangnya perhatian pemerintah terhadap para guru ngaji,” tuturnya.

On that occasion, Suryadharma Ali also explained that the decline in the population of Muslims in Indonesia are also due to the lack of teacher of the Koran. For example, based on the reports he received, is currently in Garut happened scarcity teacher of the Koran. He admittedly, this is certainly very surprising at the same time make him extremely
concerned. Based on the report as well, causing scarcity of teacher of
the Koran in Garut because many of them has switched professions to seek another livelihood. This is due to the lack of government attention to the teacher of the Koran.” He said.

Masih menurut Suryadharma, di Garut memang ada sebagian guru ngaji yang telah mendapatkan honor dari pemerintah yaitu Rp 50 ribu per bulan. Dibanding dengan tingkat kebutuhan, uang sebesar itu tentu sangat tidak seimbang bahkan dapat dikatakan tidak manusiawi. Hal ini menurutnya merupakan salah satu bukti bahwa kita saat ini masih miskin. Wajar kalau dirinya mengaku khawatir banyak guru ngaji yang terseret ke dalam kekufuran akibat tidak kuat menanggung kemiskinan yang dialaminya.

Still according to Suryadharma, there Garut most teacher of the Koran that have earned the government’s salary of 50.000 rupiah per month. Compared with the level of need, that much moneys would be so out of balance even be said to be inhumane. This thought is one proof that we are still poor. Naturally, if he was that he was concerned that many teachers are drawn into the Koran kufr endure due to poverty they experienced.

Menteri meminta Kanwil Departemen Agama Provinsi Jawa Barat dan Kandepag Garut segera mengambil langkah-langkah yang diperlukan agar tidak sampai terjadi dampak yang sangat parah atas kondisi yang terjadi ini.

Minister requested the Regional Office of the Ministry of Religious of Province of West Java and Kandepag Garut immediately take the necessary steps to prevent it from happening very severe impact on the condition that this happened.

Selain itu, dalam kesempatan itu Menteri juga meminta Bupati Garut untuk segera menginventarisir guru ngaji yang ada di Garut serta memikirkan bagaimana agar mereka mempunyai penghasilan yang layak.“Pak Bupati tolong segera inventarisir para guru ngaji. Kita coba cari cara bagaimana mereka bisa mendapatkan penghasilan yang layak sehingga tidak tergoda untuk mencari pekerjaan lain. Ayo kita sama-sama cari jalan ke luarnya,” tandasnya.(Agus)

Moreover, on the occasion the
Minister also asked the Regents to immediately inventory Garut teacher of the Koran is in Garut and
think about how they have a decent income. “Mr. Regent please help immediately inventorying the teacher of the Koran. We try to find ways on how they can get a decent income so do not be tempted to look
for another job. Let us together find a way to the surface.” he said. (Agus).

for us as Children of God is difference, because we know there is written in bible: “…Man shall not live by bread alone, but by every word that proceedeth out of the mouth of God. ” (Matthew 4:4).
But the truth: many Muslim were met and know and see the truth, not few of them met Jesus in each ways..
Praise the Lord

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