Indonesian Muslims’ Reunion 212 highlights national unity

Indonesian Muslims' Reunion 212 highlights national unity
People were gathering at the Jakarta National Monument (Monas) square on Monday (Dec 2, 2019) to participate in the Reunion 212. (Indonesia Window)

Jakarta (Indonesia Window) – The Indonesian Muslim movement of 212 which then resulted in the Alumni Brotherhood of 212 is a real picture of the good plural life of the Indonesian  people.

This year, the Alumni Brotherhood of 212 held its third reunion at Jakarta’s National Monument (Monas) square since the movement was first held on December 2, 2016.

The streets around the square were crowded with reunion participants who had  arrived since Sunday night (Dec 1), and the number of them reached hundreds of thousands of people on Monday morning when the event started at 06.00.

Despite the huge number of the participants, the capital city of Jakarta remained peaceful and was under control.

Jakarta Governor Anies Baswedan who delivered his speech at the 2019 Reunion 212 stated that the atmosphere in the Monas square and its surroundings was calm and peaceful.

“Hundreds of thousands of people came to this event, making many people worried. However, the message sent today showed that everything was going calm and peaceful,” he said.

According to the governor, the Indonesian nation is always attractive because of its richness in diversity.

“Not only is Indonesia attractive for its richness in diversity, but also its uniqueness as we have the unity of Indonesia,” the Jakarta governor said.

Not only should the national unity be maintained with rhetoric, or just written on papers or oral statement, but should also be maintained with justice. Without justice there will be no unity, and unity happens because there is justice, Governor Anies said, adding that the Jakarta administration continues to bring justice to all the people of Jakarta.

Anies pointed out that the Reunion 212  on December 2, 2019, which was also held in commemoration of the Birth of Prophet Muhammad ﷺ reminded Muslims that 14 centuries ago there was a noble man whose every detail of his life was completely recorded.

“We miss the Prophet (ﷺ) because of his morals, then we must become persons whose morals nearly liken those of the Messenger of Allah,” he said.

Anies admitted that there were many challenges and distractions he should face as a leader in Jakarta.

“However, do not let the noise disturb our endeavors to build Jakarta becomes a blessed place,” he said.

Jakarta Governor hoped that the Reunion 212 would become a blessed event and that the participants who returned home from the event would also bring kindness to their families and the society.

Reporting by Indonesia Window

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